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Branagh, Brydon Set for THE PAINKILLER, Sept. 29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2011

Theatre veterans Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon are set to star in The Painkiller at the Lyric Theatre. The production will be a new adaptation of the Francis Veber work by Sean Foley. The show will open on September 29. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo, Denise Black & Michael Starke Lead SISTER ACT UK Tour; Opens Sept. 29 at Manchester Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2011

Producers Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment have announced full details and casting for the first ever UK & Ireland tour of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, which will open at the Manchester Opera House on Thursday 29 September with a Gala night for Press on Tuesday 4 October. (more...)

D.B. Bonds Leads Goodspeed's CITY OF ANGELS 9/23-11/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2011

Goodspeed Musicals delves into the sultry and shadowy world of 1940s film noir with their clever production of City of Angels. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Goodspeed Musicals' CITY OF ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2011

Goodspeed Musicals delves into the sultry and shadowy world of 1940s film noir with their clever production of CITY OF ANGELS. Promising lots of laughs and plenty of jazzy tunes, this witty musical comedy will run through November 27 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. City of Angels is sponsored by Liberty Bank and Connecticut Light & Power. Check out production shots from the show below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Goodspeed Musicals CITY OF ANGELS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 23, 2011

Goodspeed Musicals delves into the sultry and shadowy world of 1940s film noir with their clever production of CITY OF ANGELS. Promising lots of laughs and plenty of jazzy tunes, this witty musical comedy will run fthrough November 27 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. City of Angels is sponsored by Liberty Bank and Connecticut Light & Power. (more...)

Kenneth Branagh Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2012

According to The Huffington Post, Kenneth Branagh was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II yesterday, November 8th at Buckingham Palace for his services to drama and the community of Northern Ireland. (more...)

Kenneth Branagh to Star in MACBETH at Manchester International Festival, July 2013; Rob Ashford Directs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2012

According to the Daily Mail, Sir Kenneth Branagh will play MacBeth in Shakespeare's tragedy at the Manchester International Festival next summer, which runs July 4-21, 2013. Rob Ashford is set to direct. (more...)

END OF THE RAINBOW to Play Broadway's Belasco; Cumptsy, Pelphrey & Russell Join Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2011

Producers Lee Dean, Laurence Myers and Joey Parnes announced today that the complete cast of the Broadway premiere of End of the Rainbow, a new play with music, is in place. Michael Cumpsty, Tom Pelphrey and Jay Russell will join two-time Oliver Award-winner Tracie Bennett in Peter Quilter's acclaimed play about the legendary Judy Garland. Directed by the TonyŽ Award winning Terry Johnson, End of the Rainbow will begin performances on Monday, March 19, 2012 at the Belasco Theatre, with an opening night now set for Monday, April 2. (more...)

Bouvy, Strafford, Warren and Steeves Lead CRADLE AND ALL Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

kef theatrical productions is thrilled to announce the upcoming staged reading of Jay Russell's CRADLE & ALL on Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00 PM at the ArcLight Theatre. (more...)

Harry Bouvy to Star in Staged Reading of ON THE TREETOP by Jay Russell on 6/18
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

Jay Russell and Adam Fitzgerald have announced two upcoming staged readings of ON THE TREETOP (by Jay Russell) on Monday, June 18th at 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM at the Alvin Ailey Studios. The facility is located at 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue). The reading is an invited presentation. (more...)

Glenn Close Joins Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
by Movies News Desk - May 29, 2013

According to Deadline.com, Glenn Close will play a leader in Nova Corp in Marvel Studios' upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy. The movie, directed by James Gunn, is aiming to begin production next month. (more...)

EastEnders' Shaun Williamson & More to star in UK + Ireland Tour of THE LADYKILLERS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2012

Full casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of hit comedy stage adaptation The Ladykillers. The principal cast will include Paul Bown (Professor Marcus), Clive Mantle (Major Courtney), Chris McCalphy (One-Round), William Troughton (Harry), Shaun Williamson (Louis) and Michele Dotrice as Mrs Wilberforce. (more...)

X FACTOR Musical Logo Unveiled, Tickets Onsale
by Pat Cerasaro - May 23, 2013

The Logo for the new reality singing competition-focused and X FACTOR-inspired stage musical I CAN'T SING has been unveiled and tickets are now onsale for the Simon Cowell-produced original West End musical which is set to open early next year. (more...)

X FACTOR Musical I CAN'T SING! Will Open at the London Palladium in March 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

Stage Entertainment UK and Syco Entertainment's X Factor musical, now titled I CAN'T SING!, will make its official debut at the Palladium on March 26, 2014, with previews beginning in February. (more...)

Alan Alda, Jesse L. Martin and More Set for Free Public Forum Event at the Delacorte
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) and the Aspen Institute Arts Program (Director, Damian Woetzel) announced today that a special free Public Forum program, WHAT ARE WE WORTH? SHAKESPEARE, MONEY, AND MORALS, will take place at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park on Monday, June 17 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Bouvy, Strafford, Warren and Steeves Lead CRADLE AND ALL Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2011

kef theatrical productions is thrilled to announce the upcoming staged reading of Jay Russell's CRADLE & ALL on Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00 PM at the ArcLight Theatre. (more...)

END OF THE RAINBOW Begins Previews at Broadway's Belasco
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2012

The Broadway premiere of End of the Rainbow, a new play with music, begins previews tonight at the Belasco Theatre.Opening night is set for Monday, April 2. Michael Cumpsty, Tom Pelphrey and Jay Russell join two-time Oliver Award-winner Tracie Bennett in Peter Quilter's acclaimed play about the legendary Judy Garland, directed by the TonyŽ Award winning Terry Johnson. (more...)

X FACTOR - IT'S TIME TO FACE THE MUSICAL! Confirmed! Opens Spring 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2013

Comedian Harry Hill to script! (more...)

Tim McInnerny, Samantha Bond and Georgia Moffett Join the Cast of WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at the Vaudeville Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2012

Tim McInnerny, Samantha Bond and Georgia Moffett will be joining Omid Djalili in Joe Orton's great British comedy WHAT THE BUTLER SAW, which will open at the Vaudeville Theatre on Wednesday 16 May, following previews from Friday 4 May, for a strictly limited season, ending on Saturday 25 August. (more...)

Manilow's HARMONY, DeVito and Griffiths in THE SUNSHINE BOYS, WE WILL ROCK YOU, PORGY & BESS & More Set for Ahmanson in 2013-14
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 13, 2013

The 2013-2014 Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre season was announced today by CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. (more...)

THE LADYKILLERS To Return To The West End In Summer 2013!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

Graham Linehan's hilarious adaptation of the classic Ealing comedy The Ladykillers returns to London at The Vaudeville Theatre this summer following its record breaking debut West End season at the Gielgud Theatre in 2011/12 and subsequent UK tour. (more...)

Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Presents THE LADYKILLERS, June 29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

Graham Linehan's hilarious adaptation of the classic Ealing comedy The Ladykillers returns to London at The Vaudeville Theatre this summer following its record breaking debut West End season at the Gielgud Theatre in 2011/12 and subsequent UK tour. The Ladykillers will preview from 29 June 2013 and Press Night will be 9 July 2013. Casting is to be announced. (more...)

Matt Damon, Christine Baranski Join for Public Theater's Public Forum Lineup at The Delacorte, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) and the Aspen Institute Arts Program (Director, Damian Woetzel) announced today that Christine Baranski, Gloria Reuben and Matt Damon will join the free Public Forum, WHAT ARE WE WORTH? SHAKESPEARE, MONEY, AND MORALS, on Monday, June 17 at 8:00 p.m. at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. (more...)

Macfadyen And Mangan To Star In Jeeves & Wooster PERFECT NONSENSE!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2013

In October this year, two of literature's best-loved characters, the charmingly incompetent Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves will be brought to life in a new comedy by brothers Robert and David Goodale. Sean Foley will direct Matthew Macfadyen and Stephen Mangan as the legendary duo at the Duke of York's Theatre from 30 October 2013 with opening night on 12 November. (more...)

Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Presents THE LADYKILLERS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2013

Graham Linehan's hilarious adaptation of the classic Ealing comedy The Ladykillers returns to London at The Vaudeville Theatre this summer following its record breaking debut West End season at the Gielgud Theatre in 2011/12 and subsequent UK tour. The Ladykillers will preview from tonight 29 June 2013 and Press Night will be 9 July 2013. Casting is to be announced. (more...)

Liam Neeson in Negotiations for TAKEN 3?
by Movies News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

According to Deadline, Liam Neeson is in negotiations to star in a third installment of the TAKEN franchise for EuropaCorp and 20th Century Fox. Neeson would return as retired CIA agent Bryan Mills, this time for around $20 million. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo, Denise Black & Michael Starke Lead SISTER ACT UK Tour; Opens Sept. 29 at Manchester Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2011

Producers Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment have announced full details and casting for the first ever UK & Ireland tour of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, which will open at the Manchester Opera House on Thursday 29 September with a Gala night for Press on Tuesday 4 October. (more...)

Harry Bouvy Stars in Staged Reading of ON THE TREETOP Today, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

Jay Russell and Adam Fitzgerald announced two staged readings of ON THE TREETOP (by Jay Russell) today, June 18th at 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM at the Alvin Ailey Studios. The facility is located at 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue). The reading is an invited presentation. (more...)

Matt Damon, Christine Baranski Join for Public Theater's Public Forum Lineup at The Delacorte Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) and the Aspen Institute Arts Program (Director, Damian Woetzel) will welcome Christine Baranski, Gloria Reuben and Matt Damon for the free Public Forum, WHAT ARE WE WORTH? SHAKESPEARE, MONEY, AND MORALS, tonight, June 17 at 8:00 p.m. at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. (more...)

Kenneth Branagh, Gary Barlow, Michael Boyd and More Knighted at Queen's Birthday Honors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2012

According to BBC News, actor Kenneth Branagh, X Factor judge and Diamond Jubilee songwriter Gary Barlow, Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Michael Boyd, and more were awarded knighthoods at Queen's Birthday Honours on June 15. Film star Kate Winslet was also recognized as a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), among others. (more...)

Nathan Lane to Host 'East End for Obama' Fundraiser, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2012

Nathan-Lane-to-Host-East-End-for-Obama-Fundraiser-824-20010101 According to the New York Post, Nathan Lane is set to host a fundraiser for President Barack Obama called 'East End for Obama' on August 24. (more...)

Kevin Kline in Talks to Join LAS VEGAS Film, Starring Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Michael Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2012

According to Deadline, Kevin Kline is in talks to join Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Michael Douglas in the comedy Las Vegas. Jon Turteltaub directs; Dan Fogelman writes. (more...)

John Lithgow Boards Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR
by Movies News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

According to The Wrap, John Lithgow has completed the cast of Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller INTERSTELLAR. Lithgow joins previously announced stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Mackenzie Foy, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck and Bill Irwin. (more...)

Kenneth Branagh Top Pick to Replace Kevin Spacey as Old Vic Artistic Director in 2015?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye reports that Kenneth Branagh, currently starring in his production of Macbeth at the Manchester International Festival, could be the top contender to take over as the Old Vic's new artistic director when Kevin Spacey steps down in September 2015. (more...)

Kenneth Branagh in Talks to Helm Disney's CINDERELLA Remake
by Movies News Desk - Jan 31, 2013

Vulture reports that Disney has found the director to take on its impending CINDERELLA remake. Just a few weeks after original director Mark Romanek dropped out, the studio has reportedly tapped Kenneth Branagh to replace him. Inside sources confirmed to the site that the Brit director is entering late negotiations in order to keep the film on schedule. (more...)

Branagh, Brydon Set for THE PAINKILLER, Sept. 29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2011

Theatre veterans Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon are set to star in The Painkiller at the Lyric Theatre. The production will be a new adaptation of the Francis Veber work by Sean Foley. The show will open on September 29. (more...)

Liam Neeson to Appear on NBC's LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2012

Liam Neeson will be among the upcoming guests of this week's LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON on NBC. (more...)

Denise Van Outen Returning to TV on New Morning Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2011

The UK Daily Mail is reporting that Denise Van Outen will join with Matt Johnson for a new showbiz show for Channel 5, OK! TV which will replace Live from Studio 5. (more...)

Omid Djalili to Lead WHAT THE BUTLER SAW at the Vaudeville Theatre, Opening 16 May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2012

Omid Djalili returns to the West End stage to star as Dr Rance in Joe Orton's comedy WHAT THE BUTLER SAW directed by Sean Foley. The new production will open at the Vaudeville Theatre on Wednesday 16 May, following previews from Friday 4 May, for a strictly limited season, ending on Saturday 25 August. (more...)

Liam Neeson Talks About the Death of His Wife
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2011

In a recent Interview with Esquire Magazine, stage and screen star Liam Neeson chatted for the first time about how he dealt with the death of his wife, and fellow actor, Natasha Richardson back in 2009. (more...)

Jonny Lee Miller to Star as Sherlock Holmes in CBS Pilot ELEMENTARY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2012

According to EWOnline, actor Jonny Lee Miller will star as the classic literary character Sherlock Holmes in the CBS modern-day version of that classic story entitled ELEMENTARY. (more...)

Toby Jones And Niamh Cusack To Star In THE PAINTER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2010

Toby Jones will play one of the most celebrated British artists: Joseph Mallord William Turner - in the world premiere of The Painter by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, written to open the new Arcola Theatre at 24 Ashwin Street in January 2011. (more...)

Goodspeed's CITY OF ANGELS Cast Raises Over $6500 for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2011

During the final week of Goodspeed Musicals' slick and sexy hit City of Angels, the company participated in a nightly audience appeal. To everyone's delight, this year's fundraising garnered more than $6,500 for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announce Casting for The David Hare Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2010

Full casting is today announced for The David Hare Season at Sheffield Theatres. (more...)

Nathan Lane Hosts 'East End for Obama' Fundraiser Today, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2012

According to the New York Post, Nathan Lane is set to host a fundraiser for President Barack Obama called 'East End for Obama' today, August 24. (more...)

D.B. Bonds Leads Goodspeed's CITY OF ANGELS 9/23-11/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2011

Goodspeed Musicals delves into the sultry and shadowy world of 1940s film noir with their clever production of City of Angels. (more...)

Kenneth Branagh Talks THE PAINKILLER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2011

Theatre veterans Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon are set to star in The Painkiller at the Lyric Theatre. The production will be a new adaptation of the Francis Veber work by Sean Foley. The show will open on September 29. (more...)

Simon Day, Angela Thorne and More Set to Star in LADYKILLERS - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

Casting has today been announced for Graham Linehan's award-winning comic adaptation of The Ladykillers, which returns to the West End from 29 June. The new cast will include Ralf Little (The Royle Family), Simon Day (The Fast Show), Angela Thorne (To the Manor Born) and Olivier Award winning actors John Gordon Sinclair (She Loves Me and classic film Gregory's Girl) and Con O'Neill (Blood Brothers and Telstar). Chris McCalphy will reprise his role as One Round following the show's recent UK tour. (more...)

END OF THE RAINBOW Opens Tonight at the Belasco
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2012

The Broadway production of END OF THE RAINBOW will open tonight, April 2, at the Belasco Theatre. Michael Cumpsty, Tom Pelphrey and Jay Russell join two-time Oliver Award-winner Tracie Bennett in Peter Quilter's acclaimed play about the legendary Judy Garland, directed by the Tony Award winning Terry Johnson. (more...)

Stage Entertainment UK, Syco Entertainment Present X FACTOR the Musical, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

Stage Entertainment UK and Syco Entertainment are delighted to announce they will open their brand new musical comedy X Factor - It's Time To Face The Musical!, in London's West End in early 2014. (more...)

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