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Tony Blair Talks Iraq in Broadway's THE AUDIENCE; Character Added to West End ProductionTony Blair Talks Iraq in Broadway's THE AUDIENCE; Character Added to West End Production
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Tony Blair is the newest Prime Minister to appear in The Audience, now playing on Broadway starring Helen Mirren. According to the Daily Mail, The Queen 'is shown making an impassioned plea to Tony Blair not to rush into war with Iraq.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Helen Mirren and More in THE AUDIENCE on BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Helen Mirren and More in THE AUDIENCE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. Previews begin Tuesday, February 17, 2015; Opening Night is Sunday, March 8, 2015; the limited engagement runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street, New York, NY). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: THE AUDIENCE's Dame Helen Mirren Gets Upstaged by David Letterman!VIDEO: THE AUDIENCE's Dame Helen Mirren Gets Upstaged by David Letterman!
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

During the appearance, Dave learned there's nothing like a Dame when Mirren felt he was upstaging her. Later, the actress talked about playing Queen Elizabeth in the Broadway production. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night Party of West End's THE NETHERPhoto Flash: First Look at Opening Night Party of West End's THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Directed by Jeremy Herrin, Jennifer Haley's critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning play The Nether opened last night (23 February 2015) at the Duke of York's Theatre following a sell out run at the Royal Court. Take a look at photos from the opening night curtain call, red carpet, and opening night party, all below! (more...)

HOUSE OF CARDS' Reg E. Cathey to Lead WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) NYC Reading Next WeekHOUSE OF CARDS' Reg E. Cathey to Lead WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) NYC Reading Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

?Popular television star Reg E. Cathey will lead the reading of William Youmans', grandnephew of acclaimed composer and producer Vincent Youmans, Off-Broadway bound production of WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too). This new play, directed by Don Stephenson, is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading takes place on Thursday and Friday, February 26th and 27th, 2015. (more...)

PS122's Annual Gala to Honor Claire DanesPS122's Annual Gala to Honor Claire Danes
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Lead by the capital campaign co-chairs Alan Cumming, Stella Schnabel, and PS122's Board Vice President Charles Kerr, PS122's 2015 Spring Gala celebrates homecomings by honoring actor and dancer Claire Danes - whose history of performing at PS122 includes her 1985 performance debut at the age of six along with critically-acclaimed dance pieces in 2005 and 2007. The April 20th Gala also expands PS122's Give Performance Space capital campaign and celebrates PS122's anticipated return to its newly renovated East Village building, the organization's home for 30 plus years. (more...)

Broadway's THE AUDIENCE Sets Student Rush Policy!Broadway's THE AUDIENCE Sets Student Rush Policy!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren and directed by Stephen Daldry, will begin previews tomorrow night, February 14 and open on March 8 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The production runs through June 28, 2015. (more...)

David Calder, Mark Dexter & More to Join West End's THE AUDIENCEDavid Calder, Mark Dexter & More to Join West End's THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Joining Kristin Scott Thomas as The Queen in a new and updated version of Peter Morgan's The Audience are David Calder as Winston Churchill, Mark Dexter as David Cameron, Michael Gould as John Major, Gordon Kennedy as Gordon Brown, Sylvestra Le Touzel as Margaret Thatcher, David Robb as Anthony Eden and Nicholas Woodeson as Harold Wilson. David Peart plays the Equerry, Charlotte Moore will play Bobo MacDonald and Private Secretary, Marnie Brighton, Madeleine Jackson-Smith and Izzy Meikle-Small will alternate in the role of Young Elizabeth and Matt Plumb and Harry Feltham will play the footmen. (more...)

David Calder, Gordon Kennedy, Sylvestra Le Touzel, David Robb and More Join West End's THE AUDIENCEDavid Calder, Gordon Kennedy, Sylvestra Le Touzel, David Robb and More Join West End's THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Daily Mail reports that David Robb, David Calder, Michael Gould, Gordon Kennedy, Sylvestra Le Touzel, David Robb, and Nicholas Woodeson have joined Kristin Scott Thomas in the new version of Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE. (more...)

Tina Benko, Danaya Esperanza and More Set for WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Reading, 2/26-27Tina Benko, Danaya Esperanza and More Set for WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Reading, 2/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

A cast of five will lead the reading of William Youmans', grandnephew of acclaimed composer and producer Vincent Youmans, Off-Broadway bound production of WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too). This new play, directed by Don Stephenson, is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading takes place on Thursday and Friday, February 26th and 27th, 2015. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse Nominated for 13 IRNE AwardsOgunquit Playhouse Nominated for 13 IRNE Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse has announced that it has received a total of thirteen Independent Reviewers of New England Award (IRNE) nominations for its 2014 productions of Billy Elliot the Musical, Mary Poppins and The Witches of Eastwick. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE's Helen Mirren to Visit CBS's DAVID LETTERMAN, 2/23THE AUDIENCE's Helen Mirren to Visit CBS's DAVID LETTERMAN, 2/23
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Helen Mirren, who will begin performances of Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE on Saturday, February 14th, will be a guest on LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN (more...)

BWW Reviews: North Carolina Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICALBWW Reviews: North Carolina Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Feb 11, 2015

Based on the 2000 British independent film directed by Stephen Daldry, this musical tells the story of Billy Elliot, a young English kid who trades boxing gloves for ballet shoes. His personal struggle and fulfillment is balanced against a counter-story of family and community strife caused by the UK miners' strike in County Durham, in North Eastern England. (more...)

BOYHOOD, GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, and More Take Home BAFTA Awards- ALL the Winners!BOYHOOD, GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, and More Take Home BAFTA Awards- ALL the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2015

At the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards 2015, presented in London on February 8, BOYHOOD won best film, GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL took home five awards, and more. Check out the full list of winners and nominees below! (more...)

TREASURE ISLAND, SKYLIGHT, OF MICE AND MEN and More Coming in HD to Ridgefield PlayhouseTREASURE ISLAND, SKYLIGHT, OF MICE AND MEN and More Coming in HD to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The best seats for New York and London's stage productions may just be at The Ridgefield Playhouse when stunning shows are broadcast in HD. From London's National Theatre on Sunday, February 15, at 3:30 p.m. comes family entertainment -- Treasure Island, which is suitable for 10+ years. From the Met on Sunday, February 22, at 12 p.m., Tchaikovsky's Iolanta and Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle will enchant. Skylight starring Carey Mulligan and Stephen Daldry, will be screened on Wednesday, February 25, at 6 p.m. Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, Sunday, March 8, at 12 noon, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. (more...)

Newcomers Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein Star in Stephen Daldry's TRASH FilmNewcomers Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein Star in Stephen Daldry's TRASH Film
by Movies News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, BILLY ELLIOT director Stephen Daldry found three local leads for his upcoming film TRASH. Newcomers Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein will star in the movie. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Lilla Crawford Talks Rosie's Theater Kids Family Day, INTO THE WOODS Movie, ANNIE Revival & Much MoreInDepth InterView: Lilla Crawford Talks Rosie's Theater Kids Family Day, INTO THE WOODS Movie, ANNIE Revival & Much More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 28, 2015

Today we are talking to one of the most accomplished bring young stars on Broadway all about her many exciting endeavors including headlining the most recent revival of mega-hit ANNIE as well as playing a major part in the new Disney feature film edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS - the gifted and talented Lilla Crawford. Opening up about her experiences participating in the big screen edition of the Sondheim classic, Crawford offers insight into her iconic character of Little Red Riding Hood and sheds light on the filmmaking process with director Rob Marshall as well as comments on sharing the screen with such Hollywood heavyweights as Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep. Additionally, Crawford illuminates her time spent headlining the most recent Broadway revival of ever-popular Charles Strouse/Martin Charnin/Thomas Meehan musical ANNIE as well as working with recognizable Miss Hannigans two-time Tony-winner Katie Finneran and GLEE's Jane Lynch, as well as recounts her experiences meeting the star of the big screen ANNIE remake, Quvenzhane Wallis, and her own thoughts on the updated film remake. Most importantly, Crawford discusses her participation in this weekend's open house event to benefit Rosie's Theater Kids and shares her enthusiasm for joining Broadway proponent and Tony Award Honors recipient Rosie O'Donnell in bringing attention to the acclaimed theatre program for underprivileged youth, as well as clues us in on what she will be performing, too. All of that, participating in Marvin Hamlisch's recent PBS tribute, BILLY ELLIOT memories, who she would love to play in the forthcoming WICKED feature film and much, much more! (more...)

Up on the Marquee: THE AUDIENCEUp on the Marquee: THE AUDIENCE
by Walter McBride - Jan 26, 2015

Peter Morgan's Broadway-bound The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren and directed by Stephen Daldry, will now begin performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) on February 14., with an official opening night set for March 8. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the marquee below! (more...)

SKYLIGHT, Starring Carey Mulligan & Bill Nighy, Moves Up First Broadway PerformanceSKYLIGHT, Starring Carey Mulligan & Bill Nighy, Moves Up First Broadway Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The upcoming Broadway production of the sold-out West End production of David Hare's SKYLIGHT, directed by Stephen Daldry, winner of the 2014 London Evening Standard Award for Revival of the Year, will now begin performances Friday, March 13 at the John Golden Theatre. The production, which will star Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy, and feature Matthew Beard, all recreating their acclaimed London performances, opens Thursday, April 2 for a strictly limited 13-week engagement. (more...)

English Repertory Theatre's HAMLET to Play The Cockpit, Feb 17-March 15English Repertory Theatre's HAMLET to Play The Cockpit, Feb 17-March 15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

English Repertory Theatre's Hamlet will run Feb 17th - Mar 15th 2015 at The Cockpit. Press Night: Wednesday, Feb 18th 2015, 7.30pm. (more...)

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