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Known for his versatility and physical transformations for his roles, he has been a leading man in films of several genres. He has received various accolades, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. Forbes magazine ranked him as one of the highest-paid actors in 2014.

Born in Wales to English parents, Bale had his breakthrough role at age 13 in Steven Spielberg's 1987 war film Empire of the Sun. After more than a decade of performing in leading and supporting roles in films, he gained wider recognition for his portrayals of serial killer Patrick Bateman in the black comedy American Psycho (2000) and the titular role in the psychological thriller The Machinist (2004). In 2005, he played superhero Batman in Batman Begins and again in The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012), garnering acclaim for his performance in the trilogy, which is one of the highest-grossing film franchises.

Bale continued in starring roles in a range of films outside his work as Batman, including the period drama The Prestige (2006), the action film Terminator Salvation (2009), the crime drama Public Enemies (2009), the epic film Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) and the superhero film Thor: Love and Thunder (2022). For his portrayal of boxer Dicky Eklund in the 2010 biographical film The Fighter, he won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. Further Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations came for his work in the black comedy American Hustle (2013) and the biographical dramedies The Big Short (2015) and Vice (2018). His performances as politician Dick Cheney in Vice and race car driver Ken Miles in the sports drama Ford v Ferrari (2019) earned him a second win and a fifth nomination respectively at the Golden Globe Awards.

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Meet the Cast of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

The new Broadway production of Henrik Ibsen’s thunderous masterwork, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, adapted by Tony Award Nominee Amy Herzog and directed by Tony Award Winner Sam Gold, begins previews tonight, Tuesday, February 27, 2024. Meet the cast of An Enemy of the People here!

Full Cast Set For AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Starring Michael Imperioli, Jeremy Strong, and Victoria Pedretti

The full cast has been revealed for An Enemy of the People on Broadway! Find out who is joining Jeremy Strong, Michael Imperioli, and Victoria Pedretti in the cast!

Victoria Pedretti Will Make Broadway Debut in AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

 Critically acclaimed film and television star Victoria Pedretti (“The  Haunting of Bly Manor,” “You”) will make her Broadway debut as 'Petra Stockmann' in An Enemy of the People. Learn more about the production here!

Michael Imperioli Will Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jeremy Strong in AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

Emmy & SAG Award winner Michael Imperioli will make his Broadway debut opposite Jeremy Strong in AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE. We have all the details on when the play will arrive, which theatre it will play, and more!

Review: NEWSIES at Rise Above

What did our critic think of NEWSIES at Rise Above? Rise Above Theater takes this show on in stride. There were many production choices that made this not just a night at the theater, but an experience! From being greeted at the door and ushered to our seats by the costumed cast, to the entire theater being used as a stage including side bar and aisles.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is Coming to Palace Theater Waterbury in November

Get all the details on the complete casting for 'To Kill a Mockingbird' at Palace Theater Waterbury in November. Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas and original film 'Scout' Mary Badham headline this critically acclaimed production based on Harper Lee's classic novel. Don't miss out on this must-see show!

Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, and Louisa Harland Will Lead David Ireland's ULSTER AMERICAN at Riverside Studios

A new production of award-winning playwright David Ireland's Ulster American is headed to Riverside Studios this year, starring Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, and Louisa Harland. Learn more about the production and find out how to get tickets here!

Cast Announced for Third Season of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Tour; First Look!

The complete cast has been announced for the third touring season of the First National Tour of tTo Kill a Mockingbird. Learn more about the cast and check out all new photos here!

Review: MONARCH THEATRE, Park Row

Almost as secretive and hidden away as the Batcave, Soho’s Park Row is a restaurant dedicated to the Caped Crusader. At its heart lies Monarch Theatre, an immersive dining experience which combines projections, magic and a sumptuous tasting menu.

Billy Crudup to Reprise His Role in HARRY CLARKE at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Emmy and Tony Award winner Billy Crudup will reprise his award–winning role in David Cale’s Harry Clarke, performing at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre (2015 Addison St., Berkeley) November 15–December 23, 2023. 

Review: Hale Centre Theatre's Gripping NEWSIES is Grounded and Gritty

The new production of Disney’s NEWSIES on Hale Centre Theatre’s Centre Stage in Sandy pays homage to the original while adding an element of grittiness that hearkens to the film and further back to the pages of history. 

Eden Espinosa, Alison Pill, Asmeret Ghebremichael & More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Programming

Williamstown Theatre Festival has revealed the lineup for the WTF Cabaret, a cabaret series curated in partnership with Tony Award nominee and Festival mainstay Christopher Fitzgerald. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Interview: Matt Henningsen And Katherine Lindsley of DISNEY'S NEWSIES THE MUSICAL at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

This inspiring musical takes the stage at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre June 30th through August 5th, starring Matt Henningsen as Jack Kelly and Katherine Lindsley as Katherine Plummer. Henningsen and Lindsley spoke with BroadwayWorld about Disney’s Newsies The Musical.

Riverside Theatre for Kids Presents NEWSIES JR. This Summer

Riverside Theatre for Kids presents the hit Broadway musical, Disney's Newsies The Musical, with performances June 30 & July 1, 2023 on the Stark Stage.  

Video: Jeremy Strong Talks Theatre Roots and ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE on CBS SUNDAY MORNING

Watch Jeremy Strong revisit his theatre roots and discuss his post-SUCCESSION return to Broadway in ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE on CBS Sunday Morning.

SUCCESSION Star Jeremy Strong Will Return to Broadway in AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

Jeremy Strong (Succession) will star in a new Broadway production of Henrik Ibsen’s AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, featuring a new adaptation by Amy Herzog, directed by Tony Award- winner Sam Gold. The production will premiere on Broadway in early 2024 at a theater to be announced.

Eddie Redmayne to Star In THE DAY OF THE JACKAL Series on Peacock

Academy, Tony and BAFTA award winning actor Eddie Redmayne (The Good Nurse, Trial of The Chicago Seven and The Theory of Everything) will star in the new original television series The Day of the Jackal in the lead role of the Jackal. Redmayne will also serve as executive producer on the project.

FROM ASHES TO NEW Announce New Album 'BLACKOUT'

BLACKOUT’s concept is that it’s a prequel to their 2016 debut album DAY ONE. BLACKOUT encapsulates the distress of a pre-apocalyptic world mirroring the frame of mind the world felt during the 2020 pandemic during which time the album was written. It marks a return to FROM ASHES TO NEW’s roots.

Angela Bassett to be Honored at 10th Annual MUAHS Awards

ANGELA BASSETT is an actress, director, and executive producer known for captivating, emotionally tinged performances full of dignity in treasured films such as Waiting To Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and the Tina Turner biopic What’s Love Got To Do With It, for which she received an Academy Award nomination.

THE PALE BLUE EYE Is Now Streaming on Netflix

The cast includes Christian Bale Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Toby Jones, Harry Lawtey, Simon McBurney, Hadley Robinson, Timothy Spall, Joey Brooks, Brennan Cook, Gideon Glick, Fred Hechinger, Matt Helm, Jack Irving, Steven Maier, Charlie Tahan and Robert Duvall.

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