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Monday, July 8, 2024

Willem Dafoe Named Artistic Director of Venice Biennale Theater Department: “I Am a Stage Animal” by Georg Szalai

Willem Dafoe is the new artistic director of the theater department of the Italian arts organization La Biennale di Venezia, the Venice Biennale, for a two-year term 2025-2026.  “Thea…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:29AM
Monday, July 1, 2024

Red Transformer or Crab? Karlovy Vary’s New “Ship in a Bottle” Concert Hall at Its 1895 Imperial Spa by Georg Szalai

The Hotel Thermal in the legendary Czech spa town Karlovy Vary is not only a crown jewel of brutalist architecture but also the home and headquarters of the Karlovy Vary International Film F…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 03:01AM
Monday, June 24, 2024

Party Animals: Stars and (Zebra) Stripes at Feathers Association’s London Animal Masquerade Ball by Georg Szalai

Taylor Swift may have played her second Eras Tour concert at Wembley Stadum on Saturday night, but she wasn’t the only game in town. British stars, from Keeley Hawes (Netflix’s Prince An…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:36AM
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Dua Lipa Among Stars Reading Int’l Booker Prize Hopefuls in Shorts From Sharon Horgan’s Merman by Georg Szalai

Short films featuring the likes of Dua Lipa and Tobias Menzies (The Crown, Game of Thrones, Manhunt) reading extracts from the six books on the 2024 shortlist for the International Booker P…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 10:00AM
Sunday, April 14, 2024

Olivier Awards Winners Include Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Snook, ‘Sunset Boulevard,’ ‘Stranger Things’ by Georg Szalai

Nicole Scherzinger, Succession star Sarah Snook, Game of Thrones and Sherlock actor Mark Gatiss, a revival of the musical Sunset Boulevard and the play Stranger Things: The First Shadow were…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 04:35PM
Friday, March 1, 2024

‘Slave Play’ in London: U.K. Prime Minister Calls Plan for Two Black Audiences-Only Shows “Divisive” by Georg Szalai

A London production of the U.S. play Slave Play, written by actor and playwright Jeremy O. Harris (Zola, Euphoria, Gossip Girl), is making political waves after the U.K. prime minister cri…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 09:48AM
Thursday, December 28, 2023

Mbongeni Ngema, Renowned South African Playwright and Creator of ‘Sarafina!,’ Dies at 68 by Georg Szalai

Renowned South African playwright, producer and composer Mbongeni Ngema has died in a car crash at the age of 68, his family said. “Ngema was killed in a head-on car accident while returni…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 06:01AM
Monday, July 30, 2018

CBS' Leslie Moonves Fallout: Stock Drops as Wall Street Debates Future, Board Meets | Hollywood Reporter by Paul Bond and Georg Szalai

Investors seemingly pulled the emergency brakes on CBS Corp. on July 27 as word that multiple women in a New Yorker story were accusing chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves of sexual misconduct. …

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:26PM

CBS CEO Leslie Moonves Will Remain at Work Amid Sexual Misconduct Investigation | Hollywood Reporter by Georg Szalai and Paul Bond

The company's board of directors is lining up outside counsel to investigate claims in The New Yorker.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:24PM
Friday, June 26, 2015

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Play to Open in London in 2016 by Georg Szalai

J.K. Rowling announces the news on Twitter and drops some hints about the more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 04:53AM
Monday, May 25, 2015

YouTube to Spend Millions on Actor-Created Content by Georg Szalai

The Google-owned video site is reaching out to agencies to sign talent to produce genre-specific, branded channels featuring original short-form content.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM
Monday, September 15, 2014

James Cromwell to Play Rupert Murdoch on Sydney Stage by Georg Szalai

After portraying George Bush Sr. and William Randolph Hearst, he will play another influential manread more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:07AM
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Judi Dench Joins Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC's 'Richard III' by Georg Szalai

'Downton Abbey's' Hugh Bonneville, meanwhile, will take on the TV version of another Shakespeare playread more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:20AM
Thursday, May 23, 2013

London to Put on Ninth Annual West End Live Festival by Georg Szalai

Among the stage productions that will provide free entertainment on Trafalgar Square are "Billy Elliot The Musical," "The Sound Of Music" and "Dirty Dancing."read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 03:26PM
Monday, May 6, 2013

Helen Mirren Swears at, Silences Drummers Who Disturbed London Play by Georg Szalai

“There were a few 'thespian' words used," she says about the rant she delivered in her Queen Elizabeth II costume during a performance of "The Audience."read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 07:04AM
Thursday, May 2, 2013

Spice Girls Musical 'Viva Forever' in London to Close After Six Months by Georg Szalai

The early end of the show's run comes amid weak ticket sales following negative more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:58AM
Sunday, April 28, 2013

Olivier Awards: 'Curious Incident of the Dog' Ties Record With Seven Wins by Georg Szalai

The production won seven British Tonys, including for best new play, equaling the number of honors earned last year by "Matilda."read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 05:08PM
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Helen Mirren, Rupert Everett, James McAvoy Among Olivier Awards Nominees by Georg Szalai

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" leads this year's contenders for the British Tonys with eight more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 11:24AM
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

London 2012 Theater Ticket Sales Hit Record by Georg Szalai

Despite a recession and the Summer Olympics, West End visitor numbers also rose slightly as a big gain for plays outweighed lower musical attendance. read more

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 08:06AM
Monday, August 15, 2011

Weinsteins Eye Their Own Broadway Productions by Georg Szalai

"Chocolat" and "Cinema Paradiso" are among the likely films that will get the Broadway treatment as the Weinstein Co. looks to line up financing and partners.

SOURCE: Backstage at 11:16AM
Monday, May 16, 2011

Broadway Producers Slammed for Using Taped Music by Georg Szalai

Julliard, New York Philharmonic join coalition to speak out against "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," "West Side Story" for cutting live performances.

SOURCE: Backstage at 09:40AM
Friday, May 13, 2011

'Spider-Man' Musical Returns With Few Glitches, New Elements by Georg Szalai

A revamped version of musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" had its first preview Thursday evening with just a few glitches and a new original song from U2's Bono and the Edge.

SOURCE: Backstage at 02:34AM
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Actor James Franco to Teach Class at NYU by Georg Szalai

James Franco will start teaching a third-year graduate class on directing at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. The 32-year-old actor and director is expecting his own MFA in May.

SOURCE: Backstage at 03:30AM

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