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BWW Review:  THE KING'S SPEECH at DC's National Theatre, from the Perspective of Someone Who Stutters BWW Review: THE KING'S SPEECH at DC's National Theatre, from the Perspective of Someone Who Stutters
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 13, 2020

At the end of the evening, sitting in the National Theatre, I was impressed with the care the cast and creative team took to present this story onstage. It's not your standard political drama, and it's not your standard inspirational porn about a person with a disability either. It's a compelling story about a complex man - complex like all of us. As a person who stutters, I may have identified with Bertie's struggles in a more personal way than many theatergoers and appreciated that his voice - his true voice - could be heard and not stifled. However, at the end of the day, don't we all just want to be heard and seen and valued for who we are? (more...)

Renée Zellweger to be Honored at 'An Unforgettable Evening' Benefiting the Women's Cancer Research Fund Renée Zellweger to be Honored at 'An Unforgettable Evening' Benefiting the Women's Cancer Research Fund
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2020

On Thursday, February 27, 2020, the Women's Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) Honorary Chairs Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, along with Gala Chairs Quinn Ezralow and Jamie Tisch, and Co-Chairs Wallis Annenberg & Kris Levine, NJ Falk, Tom Ford & Richard Buckley, Judy & Leonard Lauder, Marion Laurie, and Lori Kanter Tritsch & William P. Lauder, will welcome guests to An Unforgettable Evening. This year, actress Renée Zellweger will receive the 2020 Courage Award for her charitable contributions and philanthropic efforts throughout her career, including her support of breast cancer research and awareness. The event, which will be hosted by actor, comedian, and producer Ken Jeong, will take place at the Beverly Wilshire, and benefit the WCRF, a program of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). (more...)

Amazon Studios Announces Cast for New LORD OF THE RINGS Series Amazon Studios Announces Cast for New LORD OF THE RINGS Series
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2020

Amazon Studios today announced the first group of series regulars set to star in the new Amazon Original series based on stories from the iconic 'The Lord of the Rings' novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. Newly revealed cast members including Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman. Production will begin in February. (more...)

FROZEN Announces On Sale Plans Ahead Of Opening At Theatre Royal Drury Lane FROZEN Announces On Sale Plans Ahead Of Opening At Theatre Royal Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019

Disney Theatrical Productions today announces public on sale dates for their new production of Frozen in London's West End. The production will reopen the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane, with previews commencing in October 2020. With music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and book by Jennifer Lee, Frozen a?' directed by Michael Grandage - opens for priority booking late January 2020, with general on sale on 6 March 2020. Groups and schools booking opens on 24 February 2020. (more...)

Un día como hoy... MAMMA MIA! se estrena en Madrid Un día como hoy... MAMMA MIA! se estrena en Madrid
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Nov 11, 2019

El 11 de noviembre de 2004 Cie Stage Holding estrenaba en el Teatro Lope de Vega de Madrid. (more...)

Netflix Acquires Most of Worldwide Rights to THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER Netflix Acquires Most of Worldwide Rights to THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2019

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to The Last Letter From Your Lover, outside of STUDIOCANAL territories. (more...)

Guest Blog: Executive Director Mark Perry On Relaunching Chiswick Playhouse Guest Blog: Executive Director Mark Perry On Relaunching Chiswick Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019

Having been a Chiswick resident myself for over 15 years, I'm aware of the remarkable history of artists and theatre practitioners who have lived and worked in the area. Not only have a raft of famous actors chosen Chiswick as their home (Colin Firth, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Briers to name a few), but also the playwrights who have lived there include some of the great names in British theatre a?' John Osbourne, Harold Pinter, Arthur Pinero and Patrick Hamilton, amongst others. (more...)

Renee Zellweger, Al Pacino, Antonio Banderas, & Laura Dern To Be Honored At HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS Renee Zellweger, Al Pacino, Antonio Banderas, & Laura Dern To Be Honored At HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

 The Hollywood Film Awards announced today that highly-acclaimed artists Antonio Banderas, Renée Zellweger, Al Pacino and Laura Dern will be honored at the 23rd Annual “Hollywood Film Awards.”  Banderas will receive the “Hollywood Actor Award” for his poignant turn in Pedro Almodóvar's 21st film, “Pain and Glory” and Zellweger will receive the “Hollywood Actress Award” for her powerful portrayal of the iconic Judy Garland in Rupert Goold's “Judy.”  Pacino will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award” for his brilliant depiction of the infamous Jimmy Hoffa in Martin Scorsese's mob masterpiece “The Irishman,” and Dern will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actress Award” for her commanding performance as a hard-hitting divorce attorney in Noah Baumbach's “Marriage Story.”  Actor and comedian Rob Riggle will host the ceremony, which will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. (more...)

Renee Zellweger to be Honored by Santa Barbara International Film Festival Renee Zellweger to be Honored by Santa Barbara International Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Renée Zellweger is set to receive the illustrious American Riviera Award in January 2020. Zellweger will be recognized for her many attributes to the art of film over the years, and most recently, her work as Judy Garland in LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions' JUDY. The tribute will take place at the historic Arlington Theatre during the 35th Santa Barbara International Film Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: THE KING'S SPEECH at Chicago Shakespeare Theater BWW Review: THE KING'S SPEECH at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by Rachel Weinberg - Sep 23, 2019

Chicago Shakespeare Theater's North American premiere of THE KING'S SPEECH is a wholly delightful theatrical affair, rife with British charm. (more...)

Simon Annand Photo Exhibition Featuring Judi Dench, Jude Law and More to Be Displayed at the Lawrence Batley Theatre Simon Annand Photo Exhibition Featuring Judi Dench, Jude Law and More to Be Displayed at the Lawrence Batley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019

A major new photography exhibition by world renowned photographer Simon Annand will present rare images of the privacy actors experience backstage in the half hour before performing on the stage a?" the intense transformation from everyday life that is completely hidden from the audience. To celebrate their 25th anniversary as a prestigious multi-arts organisation, The Half opens this September at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for '1917' with Benedict Cumberbatch and Richard Madden VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for '1917' with Benedict Cumberbatch and Richard Madden
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2019

Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917. (more...)

LOVE ACTUALLY? The Unauthorized Musical Parody to Play Limited Run This Winter LOVE ACTUALLY? The Unauthorized Musical Parody to Play Limited Run This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019

Billy is back! Just in time for Christmas in July, Right Angle Entertainment, producer of the smash hits The Office! A Musical Parody and Friends! The Musical Parodytoday announced that tickets are now on sale for Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody, a holiday season sendup of the iconic romantic comedy and Christmas movie Love Actually. (more...)

The Studio Theatre Presents MAMMA MIA! The Studio Theatre Presents MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019

The Studio Theatre Presents MAMMA MIA! (more...)

Alex Ferns, Marc Elliott & Philip McKinley Join West End Cast Of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN Alex Ferns, Marc Elliott & Philip McKinley Join West End Cast Of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

It was announced today that Alex Ferns, Marc Elliott and Philip McGinley will join the cast of the record-breaking production of The Girl on the Train for its London run. (more...)

BWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Cygnet Theatre BWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Cygnet Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - Jun 2, 2019

It is also a universal truth that PRIDE AND PREJUDICE will be portrayed with the stiff formality of prior Austen adaptations - it's the law.  Thankfully, the Kate Hamill adaption now playing at the Cygnet Theatre through June 16th takes all of the starch out of the proceedings and adds in a bit of zany fun instead. (more...)

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players To Honor Rupert Holmes At Annual Gala New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players To Honor Rupert Holmes At Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019

The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players' annual Gala will honor multiple TonyAward-winning author-composer and show business tour de force Rupert Holmes, Wednesday, June 12, at the city's The Players, 916 Gramercy Park South, starting at 6:30 PM. The event supports the theatrical company's performances and arts education programs.   (more...)

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN Transfers To the West End This Summer THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN Transfers To the West End This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

The Girl on the Train starring Samantha Womack as Rachel Watson will transfer to London's Duke of York's Theatre, St Martin's Lane for a limited run from 23 July to 17 August 2019. (more...)

National Theatre Announces Season Featuring THE NEW ONE, THE KING'S SPEECH, BANDSTAND and More National Theatre Announces Season Featuring THE NEW ONE, THE KING'S SPEECH, BANDSTAND and More
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019

The National Theatre's 2019-2020 Broadway at the National season continues with an unprecedented lineup of a dozen shows. (more...)

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN Comes to Theatre Royal Brighton THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN Comes to Theatre Royal Brighton
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019

Samantha Womack stars in a new production of The Girl on the Train, a gripping thriller based on the internationally acclaimed number one best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins and the Dreamworks film. The Girl on the Train heads to Theatre Royal Brighton from Monday 17 - Saturday 22 June. (more...)

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