Ian McKellen News

Book Now For THE EXORCIST At Phoenix TheatreBook Now For THE EXORCIST At Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Forty-five years after William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel terrified an entire generation, The Exorcist will be unleashed onto the West End stage for the very first time, directed by Sean Mathias and adapted by John Pielmeier. The Exorcist will play a strictly limited run at the Phoenix Theatre from 20 October 2017 to 10 March 2018. Book tickets here from £20 (more...)

Photo Flash: One-Man Multi-Character Murder Mystery THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Comes to B StreetPhoto Flash: One-Man Multi-Character Murder Mystery THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Comes to B Street
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Phoebe's life in Neptune, New Jersey is unremarkable until a confident 14 year-old orphan named Leonard Pelkey joins her family. In fact, his impact is bigger than the family, he brightens the community. That is, until he goes missing. (more...)

THE EXORCIST to be Unleashed onto the West End Stage for the First TimeTHE EXORCIST to be Unleashed onto the West End Stage for the First Time
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Forty-five years after William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel terrified an entire generation, The Exorcist will be unleashed onto the West End stage for the very first time in a uniquely theatrical experience directed by Sean Mathias and adapted for the stage by John Pielmeier. (more...)

Laura Linney Will Be Honored with William Shakespeare Award in D.C.Laura Linney Will Be Honored with William Shakespeare Award in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

To acknowledge her outstanding contribution to classical theatre in America, Actress Laura Linney will be awarded the Shakespeare Theatre Company's prestigious William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award) at the Harman Center for the Arts 10th Anniversary Gala on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Sidney Harman Hall. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Blind ElephantEDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Blind Elephant
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 28, 2017

BWW speaks to Blind Elephant about the two shows they're bringing to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park and Kate Rockwell to Play 'The Plastics' in Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical; Cast Announced!Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park and Kate Rockwell to Play 'The Plastics' in Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Producers Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson have announced casting for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs. (more...)

London Theater Festival Returns to Majestic TheaterLondon Theater Festival Returns to Majestic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The Majestic Theater in Gettysburg, PA will present the 2nd annual National Theatre Live Festival from London on Thursday, September 7 - Sunday, September 10, 2017. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch's HAMLET Returns to Cinemas this October with National Theatre LiveBenedict Cumberbatch's HAMLET Returns to Cinemas this October with National Theatre Live
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Benedict Cumberbatch plays the title role in Shakespeare's Hamlet, which returns to cinemas around the UK on Thursday 5th October as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville to Star in West End Transfer of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHTJeremy Irons and Lesley Manville to Star in West End Transfer of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Following its sold out run as part of Bristol Old Vic's 250th Anniversary season, Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville will reprise their roles in Richard Eyre's acclaimed production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night. (more...)

Sinead Cusack Joins Ian Mckellen in KING LEAR at The Chichester FestivalSinead Cusack Joins Ian Mckellen in KING LEAR at The Chichester Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The Daily Mail has reported that Sinead Cusack is set to star alongside Sir Ian McKellen an upcoming production of Shakespeare's King Lear. Cusack will portray Lear's loyal courtier Kent. The Mail describes her approach as playing the Earl as 'an Angela Merkel-esque, straight-talking woman.' (more...)

BWW Review: DICKIE BEAU: RE-MEMBER ME, Latitude FestivalBWW Review: DICKIE BEAU: RE-MEMBER ME, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly - Jul 19, 2017

'Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you: trippingly on the tongue.' Without uttering almost a single word until the final scene, Dickie Beau speaks volumes in his latest show. Mixing mediums, lip synching and Shakespeare, Dickie Beau: Re-Member Me is an eclectic Hamlet mixtape. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dickie Beau Talks DICKIE BEAU: RE-MEMBER MEBWW Interview: Dickie Beau Talks DICKIE BEAU: RE-MEMBER ME
by Rona Kelly - Jul 17, 2017

Award winning actor Dickie Beau is a man of a thousand faces, but one voice. The lip synch maestro brought Dickie Beauo: Re-Member Me to Latitude Festival, following an extended run at the Almeida. Combining recordings of Hamlet with quotes and stories from actors and creatives, it's a Hamlet mixtape. (more...)

THE TWILIGHT ZONE, Mike Bartlett Premiere and More Slated for Almeida Theatre's New SeasonTHE TWILIGHT ZONE, Mike Bartlett Premiere and More Slated for Almeida Theatre's New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold said: 'We are thrilled to present three major new productions at the Almeida, including two world premieres and one rare revival. Spanning the Atlantic and beyond, this season is a timely and limitless interrogation into contemporary cultural anxieties and the power we have over our own lives.' (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 13th, 2017 - Oscar Isaac-Led HAMLET Opens and More!BWW Morning Brief July 13th, 2017 - Oscar Isaac-Led HAMLET Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 13, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: HAMLET, starring Oscar Isaac, opens tonight at The Public Theater! (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast FOLLIES this NovemberNational Theatre Live to Broadcast FOLLIES this November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Classic Stephen Sondheim musical Follies will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on Thursday November 16th as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DRESSER - Different Stages Perfect Gem ShinesBWW Review: THE DRESSER - Different Stages Perfect Gem Shines
by Lynn Beaver - Jul 6, 2017

THE DRESSER by Ronald Harwood is a powerful piece by itself, but in the hands of Different Stages it is a rare and perfect gem. (more...)

Classic Spring Announces Initial Casting for Year-Long Oscar Wilde Celebration at Vaudeville TheatreClassic Spring Announces Initial Casting for Year-Long Oscar Wilde Celebration at Vaudeville Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Classic Spring, a new theatre company from former Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe Dominic Dromgoole, today announces first casting and creatives for a year-long celebration of Oscar Wilde at the Vaudeville Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: PRESENT LAUGHTER's Kate Burton Joins the Fabled Walls of Sardi's!Photo Coverage: PRESENT LAUGHTER's Kate Burton Joins the Fabled Walls of Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - Jun 29, 2017

Just yesterday, Present Laughter's Kate Burton joined the fabled walls of Sardi's... or at least her new portrait did. BroadwayWorld was on hand as Burton and the cast of Present Laughter celebrated the big day! (more...)

Disney's Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Be Screened Live with Philharmonia OrchestraDisney's Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Be Screened Live with Philharmonia Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

London's Royal Albert Hall will present DISNEY IN CONCERT: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The 2017 blockbuster will be screened with a full orchestra. Tickets will go on general sale at 10am on Friday, June 23rd. (more...)

Photo Flash: Check out Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, and More in National Theatre Live's ANGELS IN AMERICA BroadcastPhoto Flash: Check out Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, and More in National Theatre Live's ANGELS IN AMERICA Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The first footage of Angels in America - hailed by critics as one of the theatre shows of the year - has been released ahead of its broadcast in cinemas next month as part of National Theatre Live. Part 1 will be in cinemas on Thursday 20th July and Part 2 on Thursday 27th July. Check out photos from the broadcast below! (more...)

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