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Roundabout: Don't Dress for Dinner, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tony nomination, Drama League nomination, Outer Critics Circle nomination, Theatre World Award winner). Theatre includes, at the Royal National Theatre: Thérèse Raquin, Iphigenia at Aulis, Three Sisters, All My Sons (Olivier Award, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Roundabout: Don't Dress for Dinner, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tony nomination, Drama League nomination, Outer Critics Circle nomination, Theatre World Award winner). Theatre includes, at the Royal National Theatre: Thérèse Raquin, Iphigenia at Aulis, Three Sisters, All My Sons (Olivier Award, ... (read complete bio)
BWW Feature: Five London Shows That Got Away Photo BWW Feature: Five London Shows That Got Away
by Matt Wolf - Jan 25, 2021

An ever-mutating virus has led to general uncertainty on and off the West End about the start-up of live performance. That shifting scenario in turn brings to mind some of the titles from this time last year that were sounding especially promising and that, with luck, will reappear at some point to make good on their potential.

BWW Feature: Five 2021 London Performances We Can't Wait To See Photo BWW Feature: Five 2021 London Performances We Can't Wait To See
by Matt Wolf - Jan 19, 2021

It's not clear as of this writing quite when live theatre will return in force, so in the interest of casting as wide a net as possible, what follows are five performances to whet the appetite, culled from offerings both online and, in due course, inside an actual playhouse.

NJPAC Presents Jeff Daniels' Virtual Concert Photo NJPAC Presents Jeff Daniels' Virtual Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2021

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) invites you to join Emmy award-winning actor, director, singer/songwriter Jeff Daniels for an intimate virtual concert experience full of original songs, personal stories from his stage and movie career that only he can tell—and plenty of smiles.

Five 2021 London Shows We Can't Wait To See Photo Five 2021 London Shows We Can't Wait To See
by Matt Wolf - Jan 10, 2021

In the spirit of eternal optimism, here is a handful of London show titles promised for the year ahead that have us giddy with anticipation to be in a playhouse once again.

Theater Stories: THE PAJAMA GAME's Box Office Record, Diane Paulus' 1776 Revival & Mo Photo Theater Stories: THE PAJAMA GAME's Box Office Record, Diane Paulus' 1776 Revival & More About The American Airlines Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2020

This week's Theater Stories features the American Airlines Theatre! Learn about the Tony-winning plays to grace the stage, including 12 Angry Men, The Constant Wife and more; the theatre's upcoming shows 1776 and Birthday Candles, and much more!

NJPAC Presents Jeff Daniels' Virtual Concert Photo NJPAC Presents Jeff Daniels' Virtual Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2020

New Jersey Performing Arts Center invites you to join Emmy award-winning actor, director, singer/songwriter Jeff Daniels for an intimate virtual concert experience full of original songs, personal stories from his stage and movie career that only he can tell—and plenty of smiles. Stick around for a 15-30 min audience Q&A following the performance.

National Theatre Announces THE NORMAL HEART and DICK WHITTINGTON On Sale For Olivier  Photo National Theatre Announces THE NORMAL HEART and DICK WHITTINGTON On Sale For Olivier In-the-Round Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2020

For one year only, pantomime comes to the National Theatre. Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd's hilarious and heartfelt version of Dick Whittington, first staged at Lyric Hammersmith in 2018 and freshly updated for 2020, will open in the socially distanced Olivier theatre on the 11 December.  

BWW Review: THE HOLLOW CROWN - RICHARD III, BritBox Photo BWW Review: THE HOLLOW CROWN - RICHARD III, BritBox
by Gary Naylor - Jun 6, 2020

BWW has reviewed the BBC's epic adaptation of Shakespeare's history plays, The Hollow Crown, available for streaming on Britbox (free 30 days trial).

Legendary Belly Up Tavern Announces 'SharkBelly' Festival Photo Legendary Belly Up Tavern Announces 'SharkBelly' Festival
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2020

The red-eyed, twenty-foot paper mache shark that lives above the bar at Solana Beach's famous Belly Up nightclub has been witness to countless jaw-dropping live shows in this intimate, 600 capacity live music venue—and the shark misses concerts just as much as the rest of us who are now sheltering-in-place.

Broadway Rewind: Watch Full Scenes from LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES with Laura Linney! Photo Broadway Rewind: Watch Full Scenes from LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES with Laura Linney!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 8, 2020

Today we rewind to 2008 for the two-month Broadway run of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, starring Laura Linney, Ben Daniels, Kristine Nielsen, Mamie Gummer and Benjamin Walker. Adapted from the 1782 novel of the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, the play focuses on the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, rivals who use sex as a weapon of humiliation and degradation, all the while enjoying their cruel games. Their targets are the virtuous (and married) Madame de Tourvel and Cécile de Volanges, a young girl who has fallen in love with her music tutor, the Chevalier Danceny. In order to gain their trust, Merteuil and Valmont pretend to help the secret lovers so they can use them later in their own treacherous schemes.

MANOR to Play at the National Theatre Beginning in April Photo MANOR to Play at the National Theatre Beginning in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020

A violent storm sweeps the coast. Diana Stuckley and her daughter are struggling to keep the roof on their run-down manor house, when neighbours and strangers begin to appear on their doorstep, seeking shelter from the floods.

National Theatre Announces December 2019 â€" June 2020 Lineup; ROMEO & JULIET, SEA SI Photo National Theatre Announces December 2019 â€" June 2020 Lineup; ROMEO & JULIET, SEA SICK, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019

The National Theatre has announced its upcoming lineup for December 2019 - June 2020.

VIDEO: Get An Inside Look At Season Three of THE CROWN Photo VIDEO: Get An Inside Look At Season Three of THE CROWN
by Stage Tube - Nov 12, 2019

Olivia Colman (Queen Elizabeth II), Helena Bonham Carter (Princess Margaret), Tobias Menzies (Prince Philip), Josh O'Connor (Prince Charles), Erin Doherty (Princess Anne), Peter Morgan (Writer/Creator) and Suzanne Mackie (Executive Producer) discuss the new season of The Crown.

VIDEO: See Olivia Coleman, Helena Bonham Carter in THE CROWN Season 3 Trailer Photo VIDEO: See Olivia Coleman, Helena Bonham Carter in THE CROWN Season 3 Trailer
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2019

Netlix has released the main trailer for the third season of The Crown. The third season sees a new guard sweep into Downing Street, as Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) and her family struggle to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing Britain. From cold-war paranoia, through to the jet-set and the space age - the exuberance of the 1960s and the long hangover of the 1970s - Elizabeth and the Royals must adapt to a new, more liberated, but also more turbulent world.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For Season 3 of THE CROWN Photo VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For Season 3 of THE CROWN
by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2019

The trailer for Season 3 of The Crown has been released early by Netflix Japan!

THE CROWN's Peter Morgan Sets Overall Deal at Netflix Photo THE CROWN's Peter Morgan Sets Overall Deal at Netflix
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2019

Variety reports that Peter Morgan, who created hit historical drama “The Crown,' has signed a multi-year overall deal with Netflix.

VIDEO: See Olivia Coleman in the THE CROWN Season 3 Teaser Photo VIDEO: See Olivia Coleman in the THE CROWN Season 3 Teaser
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2019

Netflix has release The Crown Season 3 teaser trailer ahead of its broadcast debut during the 2019 Primetime Emmys on Sunday, September 22.

National Theatre Announces New Productions, Including Emma Rice and Tony Kushner Adap Photo National Theatre Announces New Productions, Including Emma Rice and Tony Kushner Adaptations
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019

The National Theatre has announced its productions on-sale for October 2019 a?' March 2020

VIDEO: Netflix to Premiere Season Three of THE CROWN This November Photo VIDEO: Netflix to Premiere Season Three of THE CROWN This November
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2019

Netflix has announced the premiere date for season three of The Crown, which will debut on Sunday, November 17.

Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels Among Those Cast in Netflix's JUPITER'S LEGACY Photo Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels Among Those Cast in Netflix's JUPITER'S LEGACY
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Jupiter's Legacy, the new superhero epic from Steven S. DeKnight (Marvel's Daredevil, Spartacus, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), confirms Josh Duhamel (Transformers; Transformers: The Last Knight) as Sheldon Sampson/The Utopian; Ben Daniels (The Crown; The Exorcist; Flesh and Bone) as Walter Sampson/Brain-Wave, Sheldon's older brother; Leslie Bibb (Tag; GCB; Iron Man) as Grace Sampson/Lady Liberty; and Elena Kampouris (Sacred Lies; upcoming Shoplifters of the World and Summer Night) and Andrew Horton (Doctors; How to Talk to Girls at Parties) as Sheldon and Grace's children Chloe and Brandon. In addition,  Mike Wade (Timeless, NCIS, For the People) will play Fitz Small and Matt Lanter (Pitch Perfect 3; Timeless; 90210) is George Hutchence. Additional cast members to be announced.

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