Upon entering the space the audience is immediately surrounded by the dwellings of a castle. The beautiful set design by Tom Hansen lent itself well to this harkened tale of Christmas in England. Henry II, King of England and his ward Alais are seen talking about their love and the King donning a Blood Red Crown that has been exquisitely crafted to the finest detail. Soon we meet the three sons of King Henry, Richard Lionheart, John and Geoffrey. All three are bastards in the eyes of King Henry and all three feel their stake at the Crown is higher, and more deserving than the others. Whether written into the script or a Directors choice, the use of Christmas carols, both modern and Baroque was a nice touch and lent itself well to the story and made scene changes seamless. A nice touch from the set design was having the pieces of the King's table fly in from up above and added nicely to the set. The texture of having the candles on every inch of the set, gave the castle a warm feeling and made it also feel very elegant and regal. (more...)
London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. We've already posted our Christmas picks, and now here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings (sans tinsel). Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld reviews, interviews and features! (more...)
Sam Shepard's True West opens at the Vaudeville later this month. This marks one of numerous productions of the show to play the West End and Broadway, in the year following the acclaimed playwright's death.
Appearing in her first Shepard play, Madeleine Potter talks to us about her admiration for the writer, her discoveries from the text, and just why this production 'must' resonate today. (more...)
Last night, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced the winners of the 75th Annual GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS at Hollywood's Party of the Year. Show host Seth Meyers led the star-studded event which aired on NBC live from The Beverly Hilton. (more...)
The 2017 18 MetLiveArts Artist in Residence, the boldly inventive choreographer and artistic director Andrea Miller of Gallim, will premiere Stone Skipping at The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing on October 28 and 29. (more...)
Sesame Street wants you to laugh with Jon Snow now before you have to cry over Jon Snow later! Last week Sesame Workshop launched Elmo's #ShareTheLaughter Challenge, a social media campaign inspired by the program's goal to spread kindness to children across the country. (more...)
The world premiere of an all-female version of Posh, which is currently running at London's Pleasance Theatre with a press night set for 3 April, gives Laura Wade's play a new, topical voice by allowing women to take centre stage in roles originally written for men. The production is directed by Off West End Award winner Cressida Carre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
OLD MONEY. NEW PROBLEMS. DIFFERENT GENDER.
Hannah Murray (Skins, Game of Thrones, Untitled Detroit Project) is to lead the cast for the world premiere of an all-female version of Posh. Full casting for the production has been announced today. (more...)
The 68th Annual Emmy Awards are being held today at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and will air on ABC at 8PM ET. Prior to the ceremony itself, stars of both the large and small screens turned out in their red carpet best. Check out the photos below! (more...)
The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards telecast air live tonight on ABC at 8:00pm ET, and BroadwayWorld will have you covered with all of the winners, highlights, and commentary. This page will update after every winner, so you are always up-to-date about who's taking home a trophy. (more...)
Throughout the week, we've been highlighting some of our favorite nominees with theatre backgrounds, and on Sunday, we will have all of the biggest Emmys news and looks back at the ceremony's best moments. Today, we are releasing our official BroadwayWorld predictions. (more...)
Praised for their innovative and anarchic reinvention of the classics, The Jamie Lloyd Company propels Christopher Marlowe's legendary now in an explosive new production starring Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) in his long-awaited return to the London stage. Faustus makes a pact with the Devil, selling his tale Doctor Faustus into the here and soul in return for the ability to perform absolutely anything he pleases with the power of black magic. This fatal decision catapults him into an intoxicating world of celebrity, as he becomes a world-renowned conjuror, international heartthrob and friend of the rich, famous and powerful. But what is the cost of his insatiable thirst for wealth and fame? With blackly comic new scenes by Colin Teevan, the story of this 400-year-old play is transported to a celebrity-obsessed society of greed and instant gratification, offering a fresh, new perspective that chimes with our times. (more...)