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Bio:
Rush acted for many years with the QTC, starring in The Marriage of Figaro and many Shakespeare plays. Rush made his Broadway debut in 2009's Exit the King, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play. In 2010, the actor starred in the Australian tour of The Drowsy Chaperone -- ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Rush acted for many years with the QTC, starring in The Marriage of Figaro and many Shakespeare plays. Rush made his Broadway debut in 2009's Exit the King, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play. In 2010, the actor starred in the Australian tour of The Drowsy Chaperone -- ... (read complete bio)
Lindsey Kasabian Named Senior Vice President, Casting, Freeform Photo Lindsey Kasabian Named Senior Vice President, Casting, Freeform
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 15, 2021

Said Kasabian, “I’ve been so impressed with Tara’s vision for Freeform, so the chance to be a part of it was incredibly exciting. There is an energy to the network of risk-taking and enthusiasm that is palpable and invigorating. I am so grateful to my longtime mentor, Sharon Klein, for this opportunity and to Tara for inviting me to join her on this ride.”

Amanda Seyfried Wins Montecito Award at 36th Santa Barbara International Film Festiva Photo Amanda Seyfried Wins Montecito Award at 36th Santa Barbara International Film Festival
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 9, 2021

Amanda Seyfried will receive the Montecito Award at the 36th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Seyfried will be honored on Friday, April 9th and will be recognized for her impressive career and performance in David Fincher’s MANK from Netflix, for which she recently received Golden Globe and Critic’s Choice nominations.

Nick McLoughlin Stars In New Film Comedy SECOND UNIT: A MOCKUMENTARY Photo Nick McLoughlin Stars In New Film Comedy SECOND UNIT: A MOCKUMENTARY
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 28, 2020

Actor Nick McLoughlin (“Kingdom”) stars in the newly-released film comedy “Second Unit: A Mockumentary” written and directed by Ankush Khemani (“The Beetle in the Box”). The film is available on demand on various cable and online platforms.

Keira Knightley Will Star in THE ESSEX SERPENT Photo Keira Knightley Will Star in THE ESSEX SERPENT
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 24, 2020

Deadline reports that Keira Knightley will star in an adaptation of 'The Essex Serpent' on Apple TV+. The actress also serves as executive producer on the project.

Kate Winslet to Receive Festival Tribute Award From Toronto International Film Festiv Photo Kate Winslet to Receive Festival Tribute Award From Toronto International Film Festival
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 16, 2020

 Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today unveiled Academy Award–winning actress Kate Winslet as the recipient of this year's TIFF Tribute Actor Award,

Broadway Books: 10 Books on Playwriting to Read While Staying Inside! Photo Broadway Books: 10 Books on Playwriting to Read While Staying Inside!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2020

Looking for something new to read while staying inside, but still need your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 of our favorite books on playwriting!

Broadway Rewind: EXIT THE KING Makes an Entrance on Broadway in 2009 Photo Broadway Rewind: EXIT THE KING Makes an Entrance on Broadway in 2009
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 12, 2020

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge says, 'That this episode of Broadway Rewind features something Toxic, something Royal and something Academic.' We drop by New World Stages for a look at the David Bryan and Joe DePietro musical, The Toxic Avenger. We also visit with two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and the cast of Roundabout's production of The Philanthropist, but we kick it off at the opening night of director Neil Armfield's production of Eugene Ionesco's Exit The King, which starred Academy Award winners Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon, Tony Award winner Andrea Martin and Lauren Ambrose. Geoffrey Rush told Ridge, 'I just phoned my wife and said, 'Darling I just made my Broadway debut and it's a marker. It's not what I aimed for. I had never really, seriously ever thought about it... I used to listen to a lot of Broadway musical theatre back in the mid 60's when I was in high school. Next to the Beatles, I was listening to Angela Lansbury in Mame or Tommy Steele in Half a Sixpence or Zero Mostel in Fiddler. I'm pretty well seasoned in that kind of energy, and to be able to bring a weird and wonderful play like Exit the King into that arena, has been just so special.'

Alex Brightman And Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer Will Announce 2020 Drama League Award Nom Photo Alex Brightman And Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer Will Announce 2020 Drama League Award Nominees On April 16
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2020

Alex Brightman and Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, the current lead actors in the hit Broadway musical Beetlejuice, will announce the 2020 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The announcement event takes place on Thursday morning, April 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street, 4th Floor) and will be streamed live via BroadwayWorld.com.

THE KING'S SPEECH Comes To Hartford Stage In March Photo THE KING'S SPEECH Comes To Hartford Stage In March
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 24, 2020

Former Artistic Director Michael Wilson will return to Hartford Stage in March to direct the original play which inspired the Academy Award-winning film The King's Speech. Written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter David Seidler, the play tells the true story of King George VI, his speech therapist Lionel Logue, and a friendship that helped steer the course of history. The King's Speech will run Thursday, March 19, through Sunday, April 19.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR With A Command Performance Of THE TEN TENORS At The McCallum Photo LOVE IS IN THE AIR With A Command Performance Of THE TEN TENORS At The McCallum
by David Green - Feb 7, 2020

The most popular act in the history of the McCallum Theatre, The TEN Tenors, will return to Palm Desert for six shows, from Wednesday, Feb. 19, through Sunday, Feb. 23.The TEN Tenors are one of Australia's greatest entertainment success stories, with more than 90 million people worldwide witnessing their unmistakable charm, camaraderie and vocal power. Following 20 years of sell-out performances across the globe, including more than 2,500 headline concerts, The TEN Tenors have cemented their place as Australia's premier classical-crossover group.

Karen Dunbar Will Play Lady Bracknell In Perth Theatre's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARN Photo Karen Dunbar Will Play Lady Bracknell In Perth Theatre's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2020

Celebrated Scottish actor and comedian Karen Dunbar has been announced as Lady Bracknell in the upcoming Perth Theatre production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.

Tony Winner Courtney B. Vance Joins Cynthia Erivo in GENIUS Photo Tony Winner Courtney B. Vance Joins Cynthia Erivo in GENIUS
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 7, 2019

National Geographic, with Imagine Television Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios, announced today that the Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor Courtney B. Vance ('The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story') will star opposite previously announced Cynthia Erivo ('Harriet,' Broadway's 'The Color Purple') as Aretha Franklin in the next installment of the Emmy-winning global anthology series GENIUS: ARETHA. Additionally, Suzan-Lori Parks ('Topdog/Underdog') will serve as showrunner and executive producer and Anthony Hemingway ('Power,' 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story') will executive produce and serve as the producing director for the upcoming season. Filming will start this December for a spring 2020 premiere on National Geographic channels in 172 countries and in 43 languages.

Photo Flash: Al Pacino, Geoffrey Rush And More Star In SIMPLY SHAKESPEARE: THE MERCHA Photo Photo Flash: Al Pacino, Geoffrey Rush And More Star In SIMPLY SHAKESPEARE: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE At Shakespeare Center of L.A.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 29, 2019

Legendary actor Al Pacino joined fellow Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush for Simply Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice.

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Patrice Covington to Star Opposite Cynthia Erivo in GENIUS: ARET Photo Rebecca Naomi Jones, Patrice Covington to Star Opposite Cynthia Erivo in GENIUS: ARETHA
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 28, 2019

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Patrice Covington, Kimberly Hébert GregoryMalcolm Barrett, and Sanai Victoria are set to co-star opposite Cynthia Erivo in Genius: Aretha, according to Deadline. Erivo was previously announced to star as Aretha Franklin in the anthology series from National Geographic.

Al Pacino Joins Geoffrey Rush & More in Shakespeare Center Benefit Photo Al Pacino Joins Geoffrey Rush & More in Shakespeare Center Benefit
by Julie Musbach - Oct 22, 2019

Legendary actor Al Pacino joins fellow Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush for Simply Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice, a one-night only staged benefit reading to support The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles.

SIMPLY SHAKESPEARE Benefit Comes to Gindi Auditorium Starring Al Pacino and Geoffrey  Photo SIMPLY SHAKESPEARE Benefit Comes to Gindi Auditorium Starring Al Pacino and Geoffrey Rush
by Stephi Wild - Oct 9, 2019

Legendary actor Al Pacino joins fellow Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush for Simply Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice, a one-night only staged benefit reading to support The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles. Tony Award winner Dan Sullivan reunites Pacino (Shylock) with his Merchant of Venice Broadway stars Lily Rabe (Portia) and Hamish Linklater (Bassanio). All three actors originally appeared in Sullivan's 2010 production for the New York Shakespeare Festival's summer festival in Central Park that quickly transferred to Broadway for a limited sold-out run. Rush steps in to read the role of Antonio and Keith David will read the roles of the Duke of Venice and Solerio. Simply Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice will take place Monday, October 28 at 8pm at The Gindi Auditorium, American Jewish University.

Cynthia Erivo to Play Aretha Franklin in National Geographic's Anthology Series GENIU Photo Cynthia Erivo to Play Aretha Franklin in National Geographic's Anthology Series GENIUS
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 3, 2019

National Geographic, with Imagine Television Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios, announced today that Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy® Award-winning Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet,” Broadway's “The Color Purple”) will star as Aretha Franklin in the next installment of the Emmy-winning global anthology series Genius: Aretha. This upcoming season will be the first-ever, definitive and only authorized scripted limited series on the life of the universally acclaimed Queen of Soul. Filming will start this November for a spring 2020 premiere on National Geographic channels in 172 countries and 43 languages.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of THE KING'S SPEECH at Chicago Shakespeare Th Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of THE KING'S SPEECH at Chicago Shakespeare Theater?
by Review Roundups - Sep 23, 2019

Chicago Shakespeare Theater's North American Premiere production of David Seidler's The King's Speech opened last week in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare and runs through October 20, 2019. Directed by Michael Wilson, the production stars Harry Hadden-Paton as Bertie and James Frain as Lionel Logue. Read the reviews below!

BWW Review: THE KING'S SPEECH at Chicago Shakespeare Theater Photo 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.

The San Sebastian Film Festival to Honor Donald Sutherland Photo The San Sebastian Film Festival to Honor Donald Sutherland
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 26, 2019

The Canadian Donald Sutherland will be honoured with a Donostia Award recognising his more than fifty years of excellent performances. The actor, who has participated in almost 200 productions, will attend the 67th edition of the San Sebastian Festival on Thursday 26 September to receive the accolade prior to the screening in the Kursaal of The Burnt Orange Heresy, a thriller directed by Giuseppe Capotondi. The film, with a cast featuring Mick Jagger, Claes Bang and Elizabeth Debicki will close the coming edition of the Venice Festival.

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