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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...)

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Leads 2015 BAFTA Award Nominations; Full ListGRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Leads 2015 BAFTA Award Nominations; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2015 were announced by Sam Claflin and Stephen Fry at a press conference held this morning, January 9th. (more...)

Gillian Elisa to Succeed Ann Emery in West End's BILLY ELLIOTGillian Elisa to Succeed Ann Emery in West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Gillian Elisa has been confirmed to play Grandma in the internationally award-winning West End hit Billy Elliot the Musical, having previously alternated in the role. Gillian takes over from Ann Emery who originated the character in 2005 and who recently retired from the role at the age of 84, having worked with all 39 London Billy Elliots. (more...)

First Video Promo For Helen Mirren In THE AUDIENCE On BroadwayFirst Video Promo For Helen Mirren In THE AUDIENCE On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 5, 2015

Helen Mirren returns to Broadway! (more...)

InDepth InterView: InReview 2014 -  All The Year's Top ConversationsInDepth InterView: InReview 2014 - All The Year's Top Conversations
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 31, 2014

2014 was a banner year for BroadwayWorld's most popular and most expansive interview series, InDepth InterViews, and we celebrate the closing of the calender with a look back at the most memorable entries from this year with some of my personal comments on the conversations themselves. Participants include: Elaine Stritch, Kevin Spacey, James Earl Jones, Lea Michele, Vanessa Williams, Jane Lynch, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tracey Ullman, Stephen Schwartz, Lena Hall, Randy Graff, Kelli O'Hara and many more! (more...)

THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Moves Up First Preview to Valentine's DayTHE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Moves Up First Preview to Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The producers of Peter Morgan's Broadway-bound The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren and directed by Stephen Daldry, announced today that two additional previews have been added to the limited engagement at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) which will now begin performances on February 14. The official opening night remains March 8. The production runs through June 28, 2015. (more...)

Robert Duvall, Alejandro G. Iñárritu to Be Honored at Palm Springs Film FestRobert Duvall, Alejandro G. Iñárritu to Be Honored at Palm Springs Film Fest
by Movies News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Academy Award-winning actor Robert Duvall with the Icon Award and Academy Award-nominated director Alejandro G. Iñárritu with the Director of the Year Award for Birdman at its annual Awards Gala. (more...)

SOUND OFF: 2014 Holiday Round-Up! 25+ Must-Own Theatre ItemsSOUND OFF: 2014 Holiday Round-Up! 25+ Must-Own Theatre Items
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 20, 2014

Today we are revisiting the very best theatre-related items released in 2014 in honor of the holiday shopping season being upon us. (more...)

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath Autumn Announces Casting for 2014 SeasonUstinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath Autumn Announces Casting for 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath Autumn has announced casting for there 2014 season, including the three black comedies, including 'Play Strindberg,' 'The Father,' and 'Exit The King.' (more...)

Dakin Matthews & Rod McLachlan Join Cast of THE AUDIENCE on BroadwayDakin Matthews & Rod McLachlan Join Cast of THE AUDIENCE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The producers of Peter Morgan's Broadway-bound The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, announced today that Dakin Matthews and Rod McLachlan will take on the roles of Winston Churchill and Gordon Brown, respectively. Stephen Daldry directs the limited engagement at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Previews begin February 17; opening night is March 8. The production runs through June 28, 2015. (more...)

First Look - Kristin Scott Thomas as 'The Queen' in Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCEFirst Look - Kristin Scott Thomas as 'The Queen' in Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Kristin Scott Thomas will play the Queen in a new version of Peter Morgan's The Audience. Stephen Daldry's production will preview at the Apollo Theatre (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kristin Scott Thomas As The Queen In THE AUDIENCE!Photo Coverage: Kristin Scott Thomas As The Queen In THE AUDIENCE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said, not even to their spouses. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen National Theatre Live's February Broadcasts Live in HDRidgefield Playhouse to Screen National Theatre Live's February Broadcasts Live in HD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The best seats for the Met operas and London's National Theatre may just be at The Ridgefield Playhouse when stunning shows are broadcast in HD. There is also the bonus of behind-the-scenes tours and commentary by some of the genres' most revered stars. From London's National Theatre on Sunday, February 15, at 3:30 p.m. comes superlative family entertainment -- Treasure Island (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 and thrill. Broadcast live from the West End by National Theatre, Skylight starring Carey Mulligan and Stephen Daldry, will be screened on Wednesday, February 25, at 6 p.m. (more...)

Full Episode Of Kristin Chenoweth On LARRY KING NOW Available To ViewFull Episode Of Kristin Chenoweth On LARRY KING NOW Available To View
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 3, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Kristin Chenoweth talks with Larry King! (more...)

HOLD POST!! WICKED Film to Arrive in Theaters as Early as 2016?HOLD POST!! WICKED Film to Arrive in Theaters as Early as 2016?
by Movies News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

A big screen adaptation of the hit musical WICKED could arrive in theaters as early as the next two years. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL Available On DVD & Blu-ray TodayBILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL Available On DVD & Blu-ray Today
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 27, 2014

Tony Award-winning Best Musical Billy Elliot: THE MUSICAL is out on Blu-ray in the UK today following the live worldwide presentation of the final West End performances being broadcast in movie theaters around the world. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Sings & Chats WICKED Movie: 'I'd Love To Be In It Somehow'Kristin Chenoweth Sings & Chats WICKED Movie: 'I'd Love To Be In It Somehow'
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 26, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Kristin Chenoweth talks about the WICKED movie! (more...)

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