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August 24, 1957 (63)
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London, Hampstead, ENGLAND
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Date of Birth: August 24, 1957 (63)

Birth Place: London, Hampstead, ENGLAND
Judi Dench, Amanda Seyfried, James Norton and More Join Charity Album  INCIDENTAL: Mu Photo Judi Dench, Amanda Seyfried, James Norton and More Join Charity Album INCIDENTAL: Music For The Stage
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2021

To launch the project today, two singles from  the album are being released: Rachel Portman’s prologue to A Tale of Two Cities featuring Judi Dench and White Lies’ prologue to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof featuring Amanda Seyfried, both of which are available now!

BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Jul 10, 2021

On the Los Angeles Opera website, Igor Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex is available to stream now thru July 18th. Stravinsky based his opera Oedipus Rex on the ancient Greek tragedy by Sophocles. Oedipus Rex, is staged with minimal movement, which works well with COVID restrictions. A narrator describes the action in English.

BWW Review: OEDIPUS REX Online From Los Angeles Opera Photo BWW Review: OEDIPUS REX Online From Los Angeles Opera
by Maria Nockin - Jun 19, 2021

On June 18, 2021, I watched Los Angeles Opera’s film of Stravinsky’s 1927 opera-oratorio Oedipus Rex. Jean Cocteau, who wrote the libretto, based it on the ancient Greek tragedy Sophocles wrote ca. 429 BCE. Right now LAO is featuring it online for free.

BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Jun 19, 2021

On Saturday, we see Los Angeles Opera’s online stream of Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex. Stravinsky based Oedipus on Sophocles’ Greek tragedy and his 1927 opera is a highly stylized, ritualistic work. A narrator describes the action throughout the course of the opera. Although the opera is in Latin, narration is spoken in the language of the audience.

LA Opera'S OEDIPUS REX Begins Streaming Today Photo LA Opera'S OEDIPUS REX Begins Streaming Today
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 17, 2021

Beginning today at 5pm PT, LA Opera presents a new streaming presentation of Igor Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex, conducted by James Conlon, the company's Richard Seaver Music Director, and starring tenor Russell Thomas, the company's Artist in Residence, in the title role.

BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Jun 12, 2021

Los Angeles Opera’s presentation of Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky is available online from June 17 to July 18, 2021. The libretto is by Jean Cocteau. The cast includes: Oedipus, Russell Thomas; Jocasta, J’nai Bridges; Creon, John Relyea; Tiresias, Morris Robinson; Narrator, Stephen Fry; Conductor, James Conlon.

Netflix Announces Additional Cast for THE SANDMAN Photo Netflix Announces Additional Cast for THE SANDMAN
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 26, 2021

Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman, Grey’s Anatomy) serves as Executive Producer and Showrunner. David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Terminator: Dark Fate, Foundation) serves as Executive Producer and Goyer and Heinberg are also Co-Writers on the project.

Stephen Fry Cast in In OEDIPUS REX at LA Opera Photo Stephen Fry Cast in In OEDIPUS REX at LA Opera
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 19, 2021

Award-winning actor, writer and director Stephen Fry will perform the role of the Narrator in LA Opera's premiere of Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex. 

Stephen Fry Joins the Cast of LA Opera's Premiere of OEDIPUS REX as the Narrator Photo Stephen Fry Joins the Cast of LA Opera's Premiere of OEDIPUS REX as the Narrator
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021

LA Opera will present the company premiere of Igor Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex at 2pm on Sunday, June 6, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. A special video presentation of the opera will subsequently stream on LA Opera's On Now digital platform, also free of charge, beginning June 17.

BBC World Service's U.ME: THE MUSICAL Available Now Photo BBC World Service's U.ME: THE MUSICAL Available Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021

Following the critically-acclaimed world premiere last week, the BBC‚Äôs¬†‚ÄėU.Me: The Musical‚Äô¬†is now available to listen to and watch via BBC Sounds. The BBC also revealed¬†rich & vibrant animations¬†to accompany the mega-musical‚Äôs explosive multi-genre score, which are available in addition to the BBC World Service radio broadcast across BBC platforms.

VIDEO: Check Out a Preview of 'Life in Lockdown' From U.ME: THE MUSICAL Photo VIDEO: Check Out a Preview of 'Life in Lockdown' From U.ME: THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2021

The BBC today announced¬†that a special digital¬†‚ÄėU.Me: The Musical‚Äô live pre-premiere event¬†is set to take place on¬†Wednesday, 12 May 2021. Listeners and viewers worldwide can join the warmth and joy of a night at the theatre at the musical‚Äôs¬†live digital world premiere event, hosted by Olivier Award nominee, actress and director¬†Maria Friedman.

Dame Harriet Walter, Jade Anouka, Esther Smith and More to Star in OTHELLO ReadThroug Photo Dame Harriet Walter, Jade Anouka, Esther Smith and More to Star in OTHELLO ReadThrough Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2021

Dame Harriet Walter, Jade Anouka, Guy Paul, Remmie Milner, and Esther Smith are among the cast for the next live ReadThrough performance at 4.30pm on Friday 7th May, bringing to life William Shakespeare’s Othello free to watch for all school-age students across the UK.

Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts Final Concerts as Principal Conductor Of The Philharmonia  Photo Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts Final Concerts as Principal Conductor Of The Philharmonia Orchestra
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2021

On 4 and 10 June 2021, Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the final concerts of his pioneering 13-year tenure as Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor of the Philharmonia Orchestra, at the end of a season disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Listen to the Opening Track From U.ME: THE MUSICAL Entitled 'Everything Stops' Photo Listen to the Opening Track From U.ME: THE MUSICAL Entitled 'Everything Stops'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2021

The opening track from¬†‚ÄėU.Me: The Musical‚Äô¬†entitled¬†Everything Stops has made¬†its audio premiere today,¬†Tuesday 20 April. The track performed by Anoushka Lucas will also make its debut on streaming platforms from Friday 23 April. West-End stars are also adding their own voices from lockdown and joining the cast as special guest backing vocalists.

SIX Producers Set Deal with Broadway Licensing for New Musicals Photo SIX Producers Set Deal with Broadway Licensing for New Musicals
by Stephi Wild - Apr 7, 2021

New musical production company Perfect Pitch and worldwide theatrical licensing house Broadway Licensing have today announced a new partnership that will see the commission, development, production and licensing of four new British musicals, as 7 existing Perfect Pitch titles join the Broadway Licensing catalogue.

Finborough Theatre Presents PLAYFIGHT Online Photo Finborough Theatre Presents PLAYFIGHT Online
by Stephi Wild - Apr 2, 2021

A rehearsed reading of the Finborough Theatre's 2020 ETPEP Award-winning play, Playfight by Julia Grogan, directed by acclaimed director Blanche McIntyre is now available on the Finborough Theatre YouTube channel for one week as part of #FinboroughForFree.

Stephen Fry Announced As Special Guest Narrator For U.ME THE MUSICAL Photo Stephen Fry Announced As Special Guest Narrator For U.ME THE MUSICAL
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 29, 2021

The BBC today announced the cast for the global premiere of 'U.Me: The Musical' to be broadcast on 12 May 2021 at 8pm on BBC World Service. Stephen Fry will be the very special guest narrator along with two young lead actors Anoushka Lucas and Martin Sarreal and a wider cast including students from Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). 

Digital Production of THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY Announces Two Week Extension Photo Digital Production of THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY Announces Two Week Extension
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2021

The critically acclaimed digital adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray will extend for two weeks only, now completing its run on the 17th April.

NSDF Presents 65th Annual Festival Photo NSDF Presents 65th Annual Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2021

NSDF will present its 65th Annual Festival with an industry leading programme of masterclasses, debates, discussions and new work. Every part of the Festival is free and open to all.

BWW Review: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, Online Photo BWW Review: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, Online
by Cindy Marcolina - Mar 16, 2021

Adapting classic works for the modern day is a double-edged sword. The usual risk is a clash between a hip makeover and situations that stay too rooted to their original framework. Not in Henry Filloux-Bennett’s take on Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. He reframes beauty and popularity for a technology-centric age where our digital lives have essentially taken over.

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