Stephen Jeffreys News

Citizens Theatre to Present THE LIBERTINE, 28-31 May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Citizens Theatre Artistic Director Dominic Hill takes on a new production of Stephen Jeffreys' raunchy and bawdy historical drama The Libertine as the finale to his Spring 2014 Season. Following performances in Glasgow, the production will tour to Bristol Old Vic from 28 - 31 May, the first time the Citizens has presented work at the Bristol theatre. (more...)

Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston Continues Bold Debut Season with HELLO AGAIN Musical
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2014

Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston forges ahead with its ambitious first season with "Hello Again", a musical by Michael John LaChiusa. Opening in March at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, "Hello Again" is the company's third production this season, coming after Stephen Jeffreys' epic period piece, "The Libertine", and the World Premiere of "not Jenny", by Boston playwright and Bridge Rep Artistic Associate, MJ Halberstadt. In choosing a musical, Bridge Rep continues to establish itself through a particular style, rather than a particular genre. The company intends to do classic, contemporary, brand new, and musical work, with the common thread being an intimate, actor driven aesthetic. (more...)

Naomi Watts' DIANA Set for Limited Release Today
by Movies News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

Entertainment One has announced that it will release DIANA, director Oliver Hirschbiegel's biopic of the Princess of Wales, today, November 1 in a limited nationwide release, with expansion planned in subsequent weeks. (more...)

DIANA Movie Poster Sparks Controversy at Site of Fatal Car Crash
by Movies News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

People.com reports that a movie poster for the upcoming biopic DIANA starring Naomi Watts has sparked controversy after it was placed in the exact spot where the British royal was killed in a car accident 16 years ago. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Naomi Watts Stars in New Trailer for DIANA
by - Sep 25, 2013

A new trailer has been released for director Oliver Hirschbiegel's biopic of the Princess of Wales DIANA. The film, featuring Naomi Watts in the title role, will have a limited nationwide release on November 1, with expansion planned in subsequent weeks. Get a first look below! (more...)

BWW Review: THE LIBERTINE Links Bridge Rep with Playhouse Creatures of NYC
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 17, 2013

Bridge Repertory Theater opens its first full season, in collaboration with Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company of NYC, with an ambitious production of Stephen Jeffreys' play about the life of 17th century poet John Wilmot. The complex story is overweight, but the acting is topnotch, as are the costumes and staging. Bridge Rep remains a theater company to watch. (more...)

Review Roundup: Naomi Watts Stars as DIANA
by Movies News Desk - Sep 06, 2013

In the new film DIANA, Academy Award nomiee Naomi Watts plays the beloved former Princess of Wales. (more...)

Bedlam's HAMLET and ST. JOAN to Play in Repertory Off-Broadway, Beg. 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2013

Producers Meredith Lucio and Sarah Hancock in association with Perry Street Theatricals present the critically acclaimed Bedlam productions of William Shakespeare's Hamlet and George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, directed by Eric Tucker. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Naomi Watts in New Trailer for DIANA
by Movies News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

A new international trailer has been released for director Oliver Hirschbiegel's biopic of the Princess of Wales DIANA. (more...)

Naomi Watts' DIANA Set for Limited Release 11/11
by Movies News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

Entertainment One has announced that it will release DIANA, director Oliver Hirschbiegel's biopic of the Princess of Wales, on November 1 in a limited nationwide release, with expansion planned in subsequent weeks. (more...)

Bridge Rep of Boston Announces Their 2013-2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2013

Bridge Rep of Boston is pleased to announce their 2013-2014 season; the first for the new company. In March, Bridge Rep debuted with 'The Lover', by Harold Pinter, at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, to critical acclaim. Bridge Rep will continue their bold approach to theater and community driven productions with their first season, which will launch in September with 'The Libertine', a co-production with Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company, a New York City based company. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Naomi Watts Stars in Trailer for DIANA
by Movies News Desk - Jun 12, 2013

Entertainment One has released a UK teaser trailer for DIANA. The film, featuring Naomi Watts in the title role, will hear UK theaters on September 20th. Get a first look below! (more...)

Entertainment One Picks Up Princess Diana Biopic with Naomi Watts
by Movies News Desk - May 24, 2013


SEMINAR's Jeff Goldblum, END OF THE RAINBOW's Tracie Bennett and More Set for Center Theatre Group's 2012-13 Ahmanson Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013

The 2012-2013 Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre season was announced today by CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. The new season, the 46th season at the Music Center of Los Angeles, will include Jeff Goldblum in the West Coast premiere of the smart, sexy, new Broadway comedy "Seminar," Rachel York in the beloved 1930s musical romp - Cole Porter's "Anything Goes," the American premiere and pre-Broadway presentation of the dramatic musical "Backbeat" which features classic rock 'n' roll in its story of the birth of the Beatles, Tracie Bennett starring as the iconic Judy Garland in the West Coast premiere of the acclaimed play with music - "End of the Rainbow," and the daring new musical that explores a shocking event in American history - Kander and Ebb's "The Scottsboro Boys." In addition, the exuberant musical "Fela!" will return for a limited engagement as a bonus option to the season subscription. (more...)

SEMINAR's Jeff Goldblum, END OF THE RAINBOW's Tracie Bennett and More Set for Center Theatre Group's 2012-13 Ahmanson Season!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

The 2012-2013 Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre season was announced today by CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. The new season, the 46th season at the Music Center of Los Angeles, will include Jeff Goldblum in the West Coast premiere of the smart, sexy, new Broadway comedy "Seminar," Rachel York in the beloved 1930s musical romp - Cole Porter's "Anything Goes," the American premiere and pre-Broadway presentation of the dramatic musical "Backbeat" which features classic rock 'n' roll in its story of the birth of the Beatles, Tracie Bennett starring as the iconic Judy Garland in the West Coast premiere of the acclaimed play with music - "End of the Rainbow," and the daring new musical that explores a shocking event in American history - Kander and Ebb's "The Scottsboro Boys." In addition, the exuberant musical "Fela!" will return for a limited engagement as a bonus option to the season subscription. (more...)

SEMINAR's Jeff Goldblum, END OF THE RAINBOW's Tracie Bennett and More Set for Center Theatre Group's 2012-13 Ahmanson Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

The 2012-2013 Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre season was announced today by CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. The new season, the 46th season at the Music Center of Los Angeles, will include Jeff Goldblum in the West Coast premiere of the smart, sexy, new Broadway comedy "Seminar," Rachel York in the beloved 1930s musical romp - Cole Porter's "Anything Goes," the American premiere and pre-Broadway presentation of the dramatic musical "Backbeat" which features classic rock 'n' roll in its story of the birth of the Beatles, Tracie Bennett starring as the iconic Judy Garland in the West Coast premiere of the acclaimed play with music - "End of the Rainbow," and the daring new musical that explores a shocking event in American history - Kander and Ebb's "The Scottsboro Boys." In addition, the exuberant musical "Fela!" will return for a limited engagement as a bonus option to the season subscription. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Backs Paines Plough's First Portable Theater-in-the-Round
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2013

According to The Independent, Andrew Lloyd Webber's foundation has donated 150,000 to a traveling theater, the 'Roundabout auditorium', designed by theatre company Paines Plough. It is the first portable theatre-in-the-round and aims to put grassroots theater back on the map. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Beatles Story BACKBEAT Rocks the Ahmanson
by Don Grigware - Feb 01, 2013

Based on the 1994 film, the Glasgow/UK stage version of Backbeat is making its US premiere at the Ahmanson with all the fire, guts and gusto that engender a genuinely moving dramatic story. This is not a musical, but a drama with music. Let's face it: the Beatles more than any other musical group in history changed our outlook ...and our entire culture. We not only listened to their music, but copied their haircuts, their dress, their attitude and came into sync with every move they made, some good, some bad. For those unfamiliar with how they got started, it was not really in Liverpool, but in a sleazy underground club in Hamburg. Germany in the early 60s. Backbeat fills in these background details, but much more than a docudrama, relates a powerful story about John, Paul, George, Pete Best - drummer before Ringo (Adam Sopp) - and more importantly Stu Sutcliffe (Nick Blood). Stu was an intimate artist friend of John. John literally forced Stu into the group in the early days and so his story rightfully commands as much attention in Backbeat as the legendary boys themselves. Stu's story is sad. He, unlike the others, got cheated of fame and glory. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night at BACKBEAT at CTG's Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2013

The U.S. premiere of 'Backbeat,' the dramatic new play with music about the birth of one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands in history, the Beatles, opened last night, January 30, 2013, and continues through March 1, 2013. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening curtain call and celebration below! (more...)

Enter to Win Tickets to BACKBEAT in LA; Contest Ends Friday!
by Contests - Jan 30, 2013

Direct from London to the Ahmanson! Before Sgt. Pepper. Before Abbey Road. Even before Ringo, there were five Beatles. Five rowdy working class lads from the docks of Liverpool rocking out eight days a week in the raucous clubs and red-light seediness of Hamburg, Germany, creating an epic new sound. Win tickets to this rocking production taking the Ahmanson stage from January 20 to March 1! (more...)

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