Kevin Spacey, the artistic director of The Old Vic in London, recently produced the first London revival of Alan Ayckbourn's masterpiece, the comic trilogy, THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, directed by Matthew Warchus. (more...)
Audemars Piguet will be the presenting sponsor of the 63rd Annual Tony Awards Telecast Red Carpet on June 7th at Radio City Music Hall. Audemars Piguet, considered one of the world's finest watch manufacturers, will display eight solid aluminum clocks along this year's red carpet. (more...)
This 'YouTube' video was something we had to share as it is a heartwarming example of what a simple act of kindness can do to delight and inspire another person. Here is first person description below of the wonderful moment that was caught on film: (more...)
A STEADY RAIN stars Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig opened on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) for a strictly limited 12 week engagement through Sunday, December 6, 2009. Broadway Beat and BroadwayWorld were on hand for the Opening Night celebration to capture the post-performance press conference! (more...)
Following a critically acclaimed inaugural year, theatre and Academy Award-winning film director Sam Mendes will again direct a transatlantic company of actors for the second season of The Bridge Project, a unique three-year series of co-productions by The Old Vic, BAM and Neal Street devoted to producing large-scale, classical theatre for international audiences. (more...)
The Society of London Theatre announced Friday 26 February, that this year's Laurence Olivier Awards will be shown live via www.olivierawards.co.uk. The video below contains a promo for the upcoming awards, and will automatically update to also include video coverage of the Nominees Lunch late on Tuesday 2nd March (at some point after 7pm GMT) and then finally a highlights video of the ceremony itself on Monday 22nd March (around 9am GMT). (more...)
Academy AwardŽ winner, Kevin Spacey, CBE, was presented with the EDWIN BOOTH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at a special fundraising gala at the landmarked mansion at 16 Gramercy Park South, (East 20 off Park Ave,) New York City on January 10, 2011.
The National Theatre of Great Britain's production of WAR HORSE, presented by Lincoln Center Theater and the National Theatre of Great Britain in association with Bob Boyett, is now in previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65th Street). WAR HORSE is based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford, with Handspring Puppet Company, and directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. Opening night is Thursday, April 14 at 7:00 pm. In the following video, Handspring WAR HORSE creators discuss the construction of their famous horse puppet on stage at this year's TED conference. (more...)
War Horse is a thrilling and spectacular production based on the celebrated novel by Michael Morpurgo. The First World War is the backdrop for this tale of bravery, loyalty, and the extraordinary bond between a young recruit and his horse. Actors, working with astonishing life-sized puppets by the internationally renowned Handspring Puppet Company, take audiences on an unforgettable journey through history. War Horse at The Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center opens tonight, April 14th. Click below for a performance preview and photos of this epic production! (more...)
Marianne Elliot and Tom Morris are the 2011 recipients of the Tony Award for Best Director of a Play for War Horse. Broadway Beat's Richie Ridge spoke with the experimental puppeteers-turned-commerical-directors immediately following their acceptance. Click below to catch up with 'overwhelmed' Brits right after their big moment! (more...)
Chichester's Festival 2011 closes with Sweeney Todd, the musical commonly acknowledged to beStephen Sondheim's masterpiece, in a cast led by distinguished musical performer Michael Ball and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton.
The Bridge Project is a unique three-year series of co-productions by BAM, The Old Vic, and Neal Street, devoted to producing large-scale, classical theater for international audiences. The final season of The Bridge Project featuring Kevin Spacey, Artistic Director of The Old Vic, in the title role of Richard III, opened at The Old Vic in London on June 29, 2011 and began performances at BAM on January 10, 2012. The show officially opens on January 18, 2012. The Bridge Project is directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes with whom Kevin Spacey worked on the award-winning film American Beauty. Click below for the show's video montage! (more...)
Simon Callow has brought his highly acclaimed show BEING SHAKESPEARE to the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre at the Broadway Playhouse for a limited engagement through April 29, 2012. Performances began April, 18 2012. The Chicago engagement follows productions at BAM in New York and Trafalgar Studios 1 in London. Click below to watch Callow in action! (more...)
Barrington Stage Company will present the New England premiere of British playwright's Duncan Macmillan's acclaimed new drama Lungs. Lungs opens the newly named St. Germain Stage (formerly Stage 2) from May 23 through June 10, and the press opening is Sunday, May 27 at 3pm. St. Germain Stage is located on the upper level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (more...)
Legally Blonde's Sheridan Smith will star in the Old Vic's production of HEDDA GABLER by Henrik Ibsen, in a version by Brian Friel directed by Anna Mackmin. The production opens on 12 September for a run until the 10th of Novemeber. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the show. Check out the video below. (more...)