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Bio:
Stanton, an accomplished stage and screen star, recently performed on stage in the West End in Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Follies. Prior to that, she delivered an Olivier Award-winning performance as Mama Rose in Gypsy. Amongst her many other theatre credits, notable performances include Mrs ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Stanton, an accomplished stage and screen star, recently performed on stage in the West End in Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Follies. Prior to that, she delivered an Olivier Award-winning performance as Mama Rose in Gypsy. Amongst her many other theatre credits, notable performances include Mrs ... (read complete bio)
Photo Flash: See Ralph Fiennes in Bridge Theatre's BEAT THE DEVIL Photo Photo Flash: See Ralph Fiennes in Bridge Theatre's BEAT THE DEVIL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2020

Ralph Fiennes makes his Bridge Theatre debut performing David Hare’s monologue Beat the Devil, a new play written as a response to the author’s experience of contracting coronavirus. Nicholas Hytner directs with designs by Bunny Christie, lighting by Jon Clark, sound by Gareth Fry and music by George Fenton.

Photo Flash: The Bridge Theatre Reopens With BEAT THE DEVIL Performed by Ralph Fienne Photo Photo Flash: The Bridge Theatre Reopens With BEAT THE DEVIL Performed by Ralph Fiennes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2020

The Bridge Theatre has officially reopened its doors today (27 August 2020) after a hiatus of five and a half months due to the covid-19 pandemic and we've got the first photos of their newest production.

Laurie Toscano, Blair Russell, and Adam Rei Siegel Join New York Theatre Barn's Board Photo Laurie Toscano, Blair Russell, and Adam Rei Siegel Join New York Theatre Barn's Board Of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020

The Board of Directors of New York Theatre Barn has announced three new members joining its board: Laurie Toscano, Blair Russell and Adam Rei Siegel.

London Theatre Company Will Re-Open the Bridge Theatre in September Photo London Theatre Company Will Re-Open the Bridge Theatre in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2020

London Theatre Company has made plans to re-open the Bridge Theatre during September and October, assuming that the Government gives the go ahead for indoor performances with socially distanced audiences. 

Ralph Fiennes To Portray David Hare in New Play About COVID-19, A TALKING HEADS Retur Photo Ralph Fiennes To Portray David Hare in New Play About COVID-19, A TALKING HEADS Return and More Planned for Bridge Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2020

Actor Ralph Fiennes has signed on to portray playwright David Hare in Beat the Devil, a new piece in which Hare unpacking his experience contracting and healing from the COVID-19 virus. Nicholas Hytner will direct the piece at Bridge Theatre.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Olivia Colman Launch The Theatre Community Fund Photo Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Olivia Colman Launch The Theatre Community Fund
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2020

Many of the UK's most successful artists and entertainment professionals have joined together to create the Theatre Community Fund in support of theatrical artists and professionals whose livelihoods and creative futures are threatened in the wake of Covid-19.

Theatre Artists Fund, Established by Sam Mendes, Raises £1.6m Photo Theatre Artists Fund, Established by Sam Mendes, Raises £1.6m
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020

Theatre Artist Fund today announces that it received almost 4000 applications in just one week, from out of work theatre practitioners who have found themselves at breaking point since theatres closed in March. 

Lesley Manville Will Play Princess Margaret in Season Five of THE CROWN Photo Lesley Manville Will Play Princess Margaret in Season Five of THE CROWN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020

As announced on The Crown's official Twitter account, Lesley Manville will take on the role of Princess Margaret in the fifth season of the Netflix series!

BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: HER BIG CHANCE, BBC iPlayer Photo BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: HER BIG CHANCE, BBC iPlayer
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jun 29, 2020

Continuing the BBC's revival of Alan Bennett's iconic Talking Heads, Her Big Chance features Jodie Comer as an aspiring actress. Best known for her role in the BBC's Killing Eve, Comer bravely takes on the role originally played by the brilliant Julie Walters, bringing warmth, sympathy and wide-eyed naivety to the part.

HELLO HARRY! Online Concert Will Honour Harry Gabriel, Featuring Judi Dench, Chita Ri Photo HELLO HARRY! Online Concert Will Honour Harry Gabriel, Featuring Judi Dench, Chita Rivera, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020

An only concert Hello Harry! - A Celebration of 40 Years at Stage Door, will be held in honor of Harry Gabriel, hosted by Giles Terera and the Shaftesbury Theatre, and featuring Dame Judi Dench, Anthony Hopkins, Chita Rivera, Beverley Knight, Eddie Izzard, Clive Rowe, Sharon D Clarke and more.

BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: A LADY OF LETTERS, BBC iPlayer Photo BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: A LADY OF LETTERS, BBC iPlayer
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jun 23, 2020

Even for those not around for the first TV broadcast in 1988, Alan Bennett's Talking Heads has had a long-lasting resonance. Winning two BAFTAs and an RTS award, the monologues have also been on the school curriculum for many. As monologues, they are much easier to film during these restricted times, but what these new versions prove is that the format still works brilliantly; as a showcase for some superb acting talent and for Bennett's own sharp and darkly witty scripts.

Photo Flash: First Look at Imelda Staunton, Martin Freeman, and More in Alan Bennett' Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Imelda Staunton, Martin Freeman, and More in Alan Bennett's TALKING HEADS on BBC One
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2020

Alan Bennett's Talking Heads will air on BBC One from Tuesday 23 June with a double bill, it was announced today. All twelve Talking Heads will then be available to stream on BBC iPlayer, with the series continuing on BBC One across the following weeks.

Imelda Staunton-Led HELLO, DOLLY! Postponed to 2022 Photo Imelda Staunton-Led HELLO, DOLLY! Postponed to 2022
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020

Hello, Dolly!, one of the most iconic musicals of all time, was set to begin performances this summer at the West End's Adelphi Theatre. Producers of the show today announced that the production has been postponed to 2022.

VIDEO: The Showstoppers Create New Song 'Hello, Sorry!' in 24 Hours After Being Chall Photo VIDEO: The Showstoppers Create New Song 'Hello, Sorry!' in 24 Hours After Being Challenged by Jenna Russell
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020

Yesterday, Olivier award-winning superstar Jenna Russell became the latest West End star to challenge The Showstoppers to compose a musical theatre song in just 24 hours.

The Showstoppers' Alternative EUROVISION SONG CONTEST Raises £7,400 for The Care Wor Photo The Showstoppers' Alternative EUROVISION SONG CONTEST Raises £7,400 for The Care Workers' Charity
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020

Staged as a tribute to this year's cancelled Eurovision Song Contest, Olivier Award-winning musical comedy improvisers The Showstoppers raised £7,400 on Friday evening for the Care Workers' Charity by delivering their very own Alternative Eurovision Song Contest.

National Theatre Announces Further Online Programming Including CORIOLANUS, STREETCAR Photo National Theatre Announces Further Online Programming Including CORIOLANUS, STREETCAR, BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020

The National Theatre has announced additional online programming, including A Streetcar Named Desire, Barber Shop Chronicles, Coriolanus (starring Tom Hiddleston), and more!

BBC Will Remake Alan Bennett's TALKING HEADS Photo BBC Will Remake Alan Bennett's TALKING HEADS
by BWW News Desk - 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.

VIDEO: Andrew Garfield, Imelda Staunton, and More Thank NHS Healthcare Workers Photo VIDEO: Andrew Garfield, Imelda Staunton, and More Thank NHS Healthcare Workers
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2020

The UK's National Health Service Twitter has tweeted a third video thanking their NHS workers. The video many celebrities including Olivia Colman, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Billie Eilish, Gary Barlow, Simon Cowell, Stephen Fry, Andrew Garfield, Matt Smith, Imelda Staunton, and many more.

BWW Feature: The Best of Mike Leigh Photo BWW Feature: The Best of Mike Leigh
by Jonathan Marshall - Apr 3, 2020

The theatre landscape has changed dramatically since the 1977 premier of Abigail's Party but Leigh remains as real, raw and relevant as ever before. At 77 the writer / director shows no signs of slowing down. After venturing into period pieces with Topsy-Turvey and Mr Turner, Leigh's most recent picture Peterloo is his most ambitious yet. We've put together a list of Leigh's top ten works.

BWW Feature: BROADWAY VS. HOLLYWOOD PARTE 4°  
I Film Tratti Dai Musical Di Stephen Photo BWW Feature: BROADWAY VS. HOLLYWOOD PARTE 4° I Film Tratti Dai Musical Di Stephen Sondheim
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Mar 31, 2020

Ha appena compiuto 90 anni, ma Stephen Sondheim non da segno di voler abbandonare la scena musicale. Sempre impegnato nella supervisione di revival dei suoi musical o al lavoro su nuovi show, Sondheim è considerato il simbolo del musical On Broadway: gli è stato dedicato un teatro sulla 43° strada e ha al suo attivo 8 Tony Award, 16 Drama Desk Awards, 8 Grammy, e 1 Oscar.

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