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Date Of Birth:
May 24, 1932 (89)
 
Arnold Wesker Headshot
Date of Birth: May 24, 1932 (89)
Austin Pendleton and Katharine Cullison Head Cast Of Five In THE DARK OUTSIDE By Bern Photo Austin Pendleton and Katharine Cullison Head Cast Of Five In THE DARK OUTSIDE By Bernard Kops
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 18, 2021

In 'The Dark Outside' by Bernard Kops, a birthday celebration for a one-armed East London tailor, who is in a life crisis, brings home his three grown children.

World Premiere Of THE DARK OUTSIDE to be Presented at Theater for the New City Photo World Premiere Of THE DARK OUTSIDE to be Presented at Theater for the New City
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 8, 2021

In 'The Dark Outside' by Bernard Kops, a birthday celebration for a one-armed East London tailor, who is in a life crisis, brings home his three grown children.  All are facing traumatic changes.  It falls to his wife--the family matriarch and unfailing strength--to hold the clan together. 

The National Arts Club Presents A Conversation With Sir Ian McKellen Photo The National Arts Club Presents A Conversation With Sir Ian McKellen
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2021

McKellen talks about his work on stage (Richard III, Acting Shakespeare, Waiting for Godot) and screen (The Lord of the Rings, The X-Men, Gods and Monsters, The Good Liar) during this wide-ranging dialogue.

Ian McKellen Shares Journal Entries From His Time Working on THE LORD OF THE RINGS Photo Ian McKellen Shares Journal Entries From His Time Working on THE LORD OF THE RINGS
by Stephi Wild - Jan 11, 2020

Ian McKellen is giving fans a peek into what his life was like while working on Lord of the Rings. He took to Twitter yesterday to share a link to some journal entries, during his time working on the film franchise over 20 years ago.

Rialto Chatter: Will Ian McKellen Bring His One-Man Show to Broadway? Photo Rialto Chatter: Will Ian McKellen Bring His One-Man Show to Broadway?
by Stephi Wild - Nov 1, 2019

Could Ian McKellen be headed back to Broadway? According to The New York Post, the actor says he'd consider bringing his one-man show, Ian McKellen On Stage, to the Great White Way.

Ian McKellen Joins LES MISERABLES UK Tour For One Performance Only Photo Ian McKellen Joins LES MISERABLES UK Tour For One Performance Only
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2019

Ian McKellen joined the UK tour of Les Miserables for one performance today.

Ian McKellen Apologizes For Insensitive Remarks About Abuse Allegations Photo Ian McKellen Apologizes For Insensitive Remarks About Abuse Allegations
by Stephi Wild - Mar 2, 2019

According to Vanity Fair, Ian McKellen recently made some offensive remarks regarding abuse allegations.

Creative Team Announced For INSIDE BITCH Photo Creative Team Announced For INSIDE BITCH
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2019

You've seen Orange is the New Black. You've seen Locked Up. You've seen Bad Girls. So, what have we got that's different? Well, for one, we've been to prison.

UCLA School Of Theater, Film And Television Announces 2018-19 Theater Season Photo UCLA School Of Theater, Film And Television Announces 2018-19 Theater Season
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 14, 2018

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's (UCLA TFT) Department of Theater announced today its upcoming Mainstage theater season, which includes the production of two plays by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, who was previously announced as the school's inaugural Hearst Theater Lab Initiative Distinguished Playwright-in-Residence for the 2018-19 academic year.

Winners Annouced For The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of The Year And S Photo Winners Annouced For The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of The Year And Stiles + Drewe Prize At 12th Anniversary West End Gala
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2018

This afternoon the winners of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize were announced at the 12th anniversary West End Gala at the Savoy Theatre which was hosted Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett.

Stephen Rea Stars in CYPRUS AVENUE, Full Cast Announced Photo Stephen Rea Stars in CYPRUS AVENUE, Full Cast Announced
by Julie Musbach - May 17, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin previews for a limited eight-week run of the Abbey Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre's acclaimed production of CYPRUS AVENUE on Saturday, June 2. The new play, written by David Ireland and directed by Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone, features Stephen Rea, who last performed at The Public in 2008 in Sam Shepard's Kicking a Dead Horse. The run at The Public follows encore engagements at Dublin's Peacock Stage at the Abbey Theatre (April 30-May 19) and the MAC in Belfast (May 23-26). CYPRUS AVENUE will run through Sunday, July 29 in The Public's LuEsther Hall, with an official press opening on Monday, June 25.

Stephen Rea Returns to the Public Theater In CYPRUS AVENUE Photo Stephen Rea Returns to the Public Theater In CYPRUS AVENUE
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will present the Abbey Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre's acclaimed 2016 production of CYPRUS AVENUE, a new play written by David Ireland and directed by Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone, featuring Stephen Rea, who last performed at The Public in 2008 in Sam Shepard's Kicking a Dead Horse. Following encore engagements at Dublin's Peacock Stage at the Abbey Theatre (April 30-May 19) and the MAC in Belfast (May 23-26), CYPRUS AVENUE will begin previews for a limited eight-week run on Saturday, June 2 and run through Sunday, July 29 in The Public's LuEsther Hall, with an official press opening on Monday, June 25.

Atlantic Theater Co's HANGMEN Extends Through March 25 Photo Atlantic Theater Co's HANGMEN Extends Through March 25
by Julie Musbach - Feb 23, 2018

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) announces a three-week extension of the sold-out US premiere of the Olivier Award-winning Royal Court Theatre production of Hangmen. The critically-acclaimed production will now play through Sunday, March 25th, 2018.

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting for THE WAY OF THE WORLD Photo Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting for THE WAY OF THE WORLD
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2018

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for James Macdonald's new revival of William Congreve's Restoration comedy masterpiece The Way of The World. Haydn Gwynne will be playing the role of Lady Wishfort, replacing Linda Bassett who has sadly had to withdraw from the production before the start of rehearsals for personal reasons.

Samuel French Relaunches UK Bookshop at The Royal Court Theatre Photo Samuel French Relaunches UK Bookshop at The Royal Court Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Feb 13, 2018

Samuel French UK announced today that it will re-open a theatre bookshop in London in partnership with the Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square. The Bookshop will be located in the theatre's Balcony Bar and will officially open on March 5, 2018.

HANGMEN Adds Four Performances To Sold-Out Run At Atlantic Theater Company Photo HANGMEN Adds Four Performances To Sold-Out Run At Atlantic Theater Company
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 22, 2018

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) announces an extension of the US premiere of the Olivier Award-winning Royal Court Theatre production of Hangmen through March 7th, 2018, adding the following four performances to the playing schedule:

Royal Court's HANGMEN Begins Tonight Photo Royal Court's HANGMEN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Atlantic Theater Company's Hangmen begins previews tonight, January 18th and will open Monday, February 5th for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 4th, 2018 Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).

U.S. Premiere Of GROUPIE by Sir Arnold Wesker Announced for New York City Photo U.S. Premiere Of GROUPIE by Sir Arnold Wesker Announced for New York City
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2017

The late Arnold Wesker is highly regarded as a distinguished voice of the British Theater. Following his death in January 2016, Vicky Featherstone, artistic director at the Royal Court Theater, said that his working-class characters and his outsider status changed who theater was for, and enabled a new generation of audience, actors and playwrights to feel they had a right to belong. Yet much of his work, while celebrated by scholars and historians the world over, is hardly ever produced for an American audience. But Director Charles Maryan is about to change that with GROUPIE.

Royal Court Hosts 'Day of Action' in Response to Weinstein Revelations Photo Royal Court Hosts 'Day of Action' in Response to Weinstein Revelations
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

The Royal Court Theatre Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone has programmed a day of action in response to the revelations about Harvey Weinstein.

Royal Court's HANGMEN Casts U.S. Premiere at Atlantic Theater Photo Royal Court's HANGMEN Casts U.S. Premiere at Atlantic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the US premiere of the Olivier Award-winning Royal Court Theatre production of Hangmen, written by Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh and directed by Olivier Award nominee Matthew Dunster.

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