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Date Of Birth:
June 16, 1934 (87)
Birth Place:
London, ENGLAND
 
Date of Birth: June 16, 1934 (87)

Birth Place: London, ENGLAND
These are `Happy Days' Indeed for Trevor Nunn Photo These are `Happy Days' Indeed for Trevor Nunn
by Matt Wolf - Jun 21, 2021

The 60th anniversary production of Beckett's masterwork Happy Days, newly opened at west London's Riverside Studios, is indistinguishable from the keen eye of its director, Trevor Nunn, who across more than six decades has contributed many of the most significant (not to mention quite a few of the best) productions in my experience. We look back at a seismic career and select five productions for the ages.

The State of the London Stage: What's Coming in June 2021 Photo The State of the London Stage: What's Coming in June 2021
by Matt Wolf - Jun 1, 2021

And they're off! London theatres have been open for several weeks now, and the reviews once again are coming hard and fast as a glance at this very site will confirm. Quick off the mark have been the smaller-sized shows: solo plays like Cruise or Harm or a three-person West End entry like Amy Berryman's Walden (though that title was beset by pre-opening dramas of its own, more of which below). But as the big musicals prepare their own re-emergence on to a scene marked out already by the producer Sonia Friedman's RE:EMERGE season (of which Walden is the first of three to open), excitement is in the air. The question now remains as to who, precisely, the audience is likely to be for these shows, given the difficulty for many in travelling to the UK.

The State Of The London Stage: May 2021 Photo The State Of The London Stage: May 2021
by Matt Wolf - May 5, 2021

The fabled date is getting nearer!  For months, May 17 has loomed large in the calendar of London theatreland as the signal for playhouses to reopen their doors after a five-month lockdown - a period of closure that has, of course, been much longer in New York for the simple reason that London theaters did at least flicker partially to life last autumn.

VIDEO: Watch the 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Ceremony Photo VIDEO: Watch the 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Ceremony
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 7, 2021

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize will present a virtual presentation to announce the 2021 winner of one of the most prestigious playwriting awards, and the oldest and largest prize awarded to women+ playwrights, today, April 7, 2021 at 3pm EST/ 8pm BST. Tune in right here at BroadwayWorld to watch the presentation, hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright and Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner (1983) Marsha Norman.

Finalists Announced For The 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Photo Finalists Announced For The 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2021

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for 2021 for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women+ playwrights.

BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: HAND OF GOD, BBC iPlayer Photo BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: HAND OF GOD, BBC iPlayer
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 2, 2020

A cautionary tale of what goes around, comes around, The Hand of God continues the series of Alan Bennett's wonderful Talking Heads with a story of comeuppance, karma and justice.

BWW Review: A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK, Home Premiere Photo BWW Review: A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK, Home Premiere
by Jonathan Marshall - Jun 1, 2020

In a world of remakes, reboots and recycled stories, inimitability is hard to find. Woody Allen is a prolific playwright, comedian, actor, screenwriter and director who has carved out a cohesive career in film. Although many have drawn influence from the auteur, no one can replicate the authentic, witty voice we've heard over the last five decades.

Streaming Service BritBox Will Launch The Complete BBC Television Shakespeare Collect Photo Streaming Service BritBox Will Launch The Complete BBC Television Shakespeare Collection
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2020

BritBox, the subscription streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV with the largest collection of British television content in North America, will launch the full BBC Television Shakespeare Collection on May 26.

VIDEO: MOULIN ROUGE! Tops List of Outer Critics Circle Honorees! Photo VIDEO: MOULIN ROUGE! Tops List of Outer Critics Circle Honorees!
by Nicole Rosky - May 11, 2020

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, today announced its plans for honoring the 2019-2020 season of Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

BBC Will Remake Alan Bennett's TALKING HEADS Photo BBC Will Remake Alan Bennett's TALKING HEADS
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2020

Filming begins today on new productions of Alan Bennett's critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning Talking Heads monologues, which first aired on BBC Television in 1988 and 1998.

Old Vic Artistic Director Releases Statement Regarding Upcoming Performances Photo Old Vic Artistic Director Releases Statement Regarding Upcoming Performances
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2020

Matthew Warchus, Artistic Director of the Old Vic has released a statement regarding upcoming performances. He has announced that two thirds of the Old Vic's staff has been furloughed, and the rest have taken a pay cut. He also said that the theatre hopes to present its production of A Christmas Carol this November.

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA Photo PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 3, 2020

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history.This week we will be focusing on the plays of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Tennessee Williams. Today's play, The Night of the Iguana!

The Old Vic is Closing Temporarily; 4000 MILES Starring Eileen Atkins and Timothée C Photo The Old Vic is Closing Temporarily; 4000 MILES Starring Eileen Atkins and Timothée Chalamet to be Postponed
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2020

The Old Vic has released the following statement regarding its closure and upcoming production of 4000 Miles:

Melbourne Theatre Company Pays Tribute to Zoe Caldwell Photo Melbourne Theatre Company Pays Tribute to Zoe Caldwell
by Stephi Wild - Feb 20, 2020

Melbourne Theatre Company today paid tribute to Zoe Caldwell who passed away on Monday 17 February 2020.

Full Cast Announced For 4000 MILES At The Old Vic, Starring Eileen Atkins and Timothe Photo Full Cast Announced For 4000 MILES At The Old Vic, Starring Eileen Atkins and Timothee Chalamet
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2020

The Old Vic today announces full casting for Amy Herzog's Pulitzer Prize for Drama nominated play 4000 Miles, directed by Matthew Warchus with Eileen Atkins and Timothée Chalamet in the lead roles. Philippine Velge and Siu-See Hung complete the cast of 4000 Miles which opens at The Old Vic on 16 April 2020 with previews from 06 April.

From Stage to Screen: Could Jonathan Pryce Take Home His First Oscar? Photo From Stage to Screen: Could Jonathan Pryce Take Home His First Oscar?
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 9, 2020

This Sunday, a stage and screen legend gets a shot at Oscars gold. Jonathan Pryce, who despite his many other accolades, earns his first ever Academy Award nomination for his performance in The Two Popes.

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Aleshea Harris and More Announced as 2020 Finalists for The Su Photo Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Aleshea Harris and More Announced as 2020 Finalists for The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 3, 2020

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights.

Joanna Murray-Smith's AMERICAN SONG Returns To Red Stitch Before Touring Photo Joanna Murray-Smith's AMERICAN SONG Returns To Red Stitch Before Touring
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2020

After the sell-out Australian premiere season of Joanna Murray-Smith's American Song at Red Stitch in 2017, the critically acclaimed production returns for a limited season, followed by a national tour in partnership with Critical Stages Touring.

Photo Coverage: A Look Back on the Most Memorable Performances of 2019 Photo Photo Coverage: A Look Back on the Most Memorable Performances of 2019
by Walter McBride - Jan 2, 2020

As 2019 comes to a close, we're taking a look back on some of the most memorable performances of the year.

Photo Coverage: A Look Back on Broadway's Marquees of 2019 Photo Photo Coverage: A Look Back on Broadway's Marquees of 2019
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2019

2019 brought us a slew of new shows on Broadway and beyond. From fan favorites like Be More Chill, and Beetlejuice, smash hits like Moulin Rouge! and Hadestown, to plays such as Slave Play, Betrayal, and The Rose Tattoo, this year had something for all theatre fans to enjoy.

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