Rosemary Harris to Headline Off-Broadway Premiere of Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink

first_img Related Shows Harris won the Best Actress in a play Tony award for her performance in The Lion in Winter. She also received Tony nods for her performances in The Royal Family (in both the 1976 and 2010 productions), Waiting in the Wings, A Delicate Balance, Hay Fever, Pack of Lies, Heartbreak House and Old Times. Her numerous screen credits include her Golden Globe-winning performance in Holocaust, her Emmy-winning role in Notorious Woman and Tom & Viv, for which she received an Oscar nod. Roundabout is also producing the upcoming revival of Stoppard’s The Real Thing on Broadway, starring Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Indian Ink Set on two different continents and in two different eras, Indian Ink follows free-spirited English poet Flora Crewe on her travels through India in the 1930s, where her intricate relationship with an Indian artist unfurls against the backdrop of a country seeking its independence. Fifty years later, in 1980s England, her younger sister Eleanor tries to preserve the legacy of Flora’s controversial career. Little by little, Flora’s mysterious past is revealed, as is the surprising story of two people whose connection lives on through art. An evocative portrait of love and loss, Indian Ink movingly explores how the creative spirit can bring us together in the most unexpected ways.center_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 30, 2014 Tony, Golden Globe and Emmy winner Rosemary Harris will play the role of Eleanor Swan in the off-Broadway premiere of Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink. Directed by Carey Perloff, the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production will begin performances September 4, with opening night set for September 28 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre. The full cast and creative team will be announced soon.last_img read more

Sarah Ruhl’s The Oldest Boy Will Premiere at LCT

first_img The Oldest Boy Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 28, 2014 The Oldest Boy will feature sets by Mimi Lien, costumes by Anita Yavich, lighting by Japhy Weideman and sound by Darron L. West. In The Oldest Boy, Tenzin, the toddler son of an American woman and a Tibetan man, is recognized as the reincarnation of a high Buddhist teacher. Differing cultures contend with competing ideas of faith and love when two monks seek permission to take Tenzin to a monastery in India to begin his training as a spiritual master. His parents must decide whether to send their young son away or keep him home. Two of Ruhl’s previous works, The Clean House and In The Next Room, or the vibrator play received their New York premieres with Lincoln Center Theater. Her additional plays include Stage Kiss, Passion Play, a cycle, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Melancholy Play, Orlando, Dear Elizabeth and Late: a cowboy song.center_img The world premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s The Oldest Boy is heading to Lincoln Center. Under the direction of Rebecca Taichman, the off-Broadway play will begin previews on October 16 prior to a November 10 opening at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Casting will be announced for at a later date. Related Shows View Commentslast_img read more

Shia LaBeouf Dragged Out of Cabaret in Handcuffs

first_imgOh, Shia! After noisily exiting the Broadway revival of Orphans last year, you’d think film star Shia LaBeouf might want to keep his name out of theater news for a while, but there he was on June 26, getting escorted out of the evening performance of Cabaret in handcuffs! Cabaret The story first emerged on social media… Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 Apparently, Tony nominee Benj Pasek saw the whole thing go down. He took to Twitter to report it: And then there’s Instagram user “theblackparkerlewis,” who helpfully shared the below photo, identifying the blurry figure as LaBeouf talking to officers outside the 53rd Street back entrance to the theater, with his hands behind his back, possibly cuffed. Among the hashtags? #broadway #truestory and #funnyshit. Now a law enforcement source has told the local ABC news affiliate that the actor was “being disruptive during the first act, including smoking inside the theater.”center_img Just saw Shia LaBeouf in handcuffs in tears surrounded by 6 police officers outside of CABARET the musical. Oh New York, u is a crazy bitch — Benj Pasek (@benjpasek) June 27, 2014 View Comments That’s all. For now. Cabaret star Danny Burstein first reported the news on his Facebook page, writing during the show’s intermission: “’Ladies and gentlemen, this is your places call for Act II. Also, to let you know, Shia LaBeouf has just been escorted from the building in handcuffs.’ Yep, that just happened.” Related Showslast_img read more

See The Elephant Man Star Bradley Cooper Looking Suave in Vogue

first_img View Comments Related Shows Performances of The Elephant Man have begun at the Booth Theatre, and that can only mean one thing: Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper is back on Broadway! The screen stud appears alongside co-stars Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola in the new production of Bernard Pomerance’s drama. The trio is looking awfully dapper in the newest issue of Vogue, posing onstage at the Booth in this photo by Annie Leibovitz. In The Elephant Man, Cooper won’t be wearing prosthetics—he will transform into John Merrick before the audience’s eyes. “You start out watching a normal man—me—becoming this freak,” Cooper told Vogue, “And then once you’ve given yourself over to the illusion, you slowly start to see him as a normal man beneath the skin.” See the transformation live on Broadway, opening officially on December 7, 2014! Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 21, 2015 The Elephant Manlast_img read more

Mel Brooks Will Relive Hollywood & B’way Tales & Tunes in London

first_imgMel Brooks will take to the London stage for his first ever U.K. solo show. The EGOT-winning comedy legend will present Mel Brooks Live in London at the Prince of Wales Theatre on March 22. The one-night-only event will celebrate Brooks’ life and career in TV, movies and musicals with countless anecdotes and songs. View Comments Brooks previously headlined a one-man autobiographical show in 2014 at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse. The production was filmed for an HBO special that aired earlier this year.center_img Brooks has two hit musicals to his name—The Producers and Young Frankenstein, both stage adaptations of his classic films. In 2001, he took home three Tony Awards for the former. He also won an Oscar for the 1967 film’s screenplay. His additional films include Blazing Saddles (a musical adaptation of which is also in the works), Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.last_img read more

Christopher Abbott & More Tapped for Annie Baker’s John Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows Casting is now set for the world premiere of John, the first show of Pulitzer winner Annie Baker’s residency at Signature Theatre. The production will star Girls’ Christopher Abbott and Tony nominee Lois Smith, Emmy nominee Georgia Engel and Hong Chau. Fun Home Tony winner Sam Gold will direct. Performances will run from July 22 through August 30 at the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Opening night is set for August 11.In addition to Girls, Abbott has appeared on screen in Martha Marcy May Marlene and A Most Violent Year. He made his Broadway debut in The House of Blue Leaves; his previous off-Broadway credits include Mouth to Mouth and Good Boys and True. Smith earned Tony nominations for her performances in Buried Child and The Grapes of Wrath. Her additional stage credits include Stages and The Iceman Cometh. Chau recently appeared in the NBC series A to Z, as well as Treme. Between her performances on May Tyler Moore and Everybody Loves Raymond, Engel has earned five Emmy nominations. Her Broadway credits include The Drowsy Chaperone and The Boys from Syracuse.John takes place in a Gettysburg, Pennsylvania bed and breakfast the week after Thanksgiving. It follows a cheerful innkeeper, a young couple struggling to stay together and the thousands of inanimate objects watching. The production will feature scenic design by Mimi Lien, costumes by Ásta Bennie Hostetter, lighting design by Mark Barton and sound design by Bray Poor. John View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015last_img read more

Kelsey Grammer Sets Return Date to Finding Neverland

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 View Comments Related Shows Finding Neverland has confirmed the dates for the previously reported return of Kelsey Grammer to Finding Neverland. The Emmy winner, who originated the role of Charles Frohman in the Audience Choice Award-winning tuner, will land in the production on January 19, 2016 for a limited engagement through February 28 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The role is currently being played by Terrence Mann; Anthony Warlow was Grammer’s first replacement.Before Neverland, Grammer most recently appeared on Broadway in La Cage Aux Folles, earning a Tony nomination for his performance as Georges. His additional Great White Way credits include Macbeth and Othello. He won four Emmy Awards for his performance as the titular radio psychiatrist in the long-running hit series Frasier.Directed by Diane Paulus and featuring a score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham, Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan.Along with Mann, the cast presently includes Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, Carolee Carmello and Teal Wicks.last_img read more

Nicole Kidman & Imelda Staunton Among Evening Standard Winners

first_img View Comments The 61st annual London Evening Standard Theatre Awards took place on November 22, with the Tony-winning Kinky Boots taking home the award for Best Musical. Nicole Kidman and Imelda Staunton won for their respective performances in Photograph 51 and Gypsy, with at least one of them already eyeing a move to the Great White Way and beyond. The U.K. premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ The Motherf**ker with the Hat won Best Play, and James McAvoy of The Ruling Class took home the award for Best Actor. In addition, special honors were given to the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exibit (Beyond Theatre), Vanessa Redgrave (Editor’s Award) and Stephen Sondheim (Lebedev Award). Check out the full list of winners below.Natasha Richardson Award for Best ActressNicole Kidman, Photograph 51Best Musical PerformanceImelda Staunton, GypsyBest ActorJames McAvoy, The Ruling ClassBest PlayThe Motherf**ker with the HatMilton Shulman Award for Best DirectorRobert Icke, OresteiaBest DesignAnna Fleischle, HangmenCharles Wintour Award for Most Promising PlaywrightMolly Davies, God Bless the ChildEmerging Talent Award in Partnership with BurberryDavid Moorst, Violence and SonNewcomer in a MusicalGemma Arterton, Made in DagenhamEvening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical (voted for by the public) Kinky Bootslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Get a Sneak Peek of Josh Groban’s ‘Pudgy’ Pierre & More

first_img Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 3, 2017 Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Get a Sneak Peek of Josh Groban’s ‘Pudgy’ PierreJosh Groban is in rehearsal for his Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. “My legs are sore from kicking so high,” the crooner joked as he co-hosted Live! with Kelly on September 27. Check out below as the future Pierre gave us a glimpse of a costume fitting for his fat suit. “I get to be pudgy!” Groban exclaimed. Previews will begin on October 18 at the Imperial Theatre, and the new musical will officially open on November 14. View Comments Josh Groban Idina Menzel Eyes Straight PlayIdina Menzel took part in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session on September 27 and revealed an interesting tidbit. Asked if she’d perform in a straight play, the Broadway supernova replied [sic]: “yep. it’s already in the works.” Other snippets include the fact she was once given a bowling ball by a fan and how Aaron Lohr proposed is “none of your business, xo.” Maybe it was at bowling?Melissa Errico & Ryan Silverman Set for RainbowPassion costars Melissa Errico and Ryan Silverman will reunite for Finian’s Rainbow as Sharon and Woody, respectively. Directed and adapted by Charlotte Moore, the cast will also include William Bellamy as a Gospeleer, Kimberly Doreen Burns as Lilly Mae, Dewey Caddell as Senator, Peyton Crim as Sheriff, Mark Evans as Og, Matt Gibson as Buzz Collins, Angela Grovey as Sallyann, Ken Jennings as Finian, Ramone Owens as a Gospeleer, Kyle Taylor Parker as a Gospeleer and Lyrica Woodruff as Susan the Silent. The off-Broadway revival of the 1947 musical, which follows an Irishman who steals a feisty leprechaun’s pot of gold, is scheduled to begin performances on October 26 at Irish Rep and officially open on November 6.P.S. Kristin Chenoweth will soon be returning to Broadway for a limited engagement; watch her reveal her slightly obscure pre-show rituals, also on Live! today!last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Sadie Sink Set for Netflix’s Stranger Things & More

first_img The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 18, 2016 Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Sadie Sink Set for Netflix’s Stranger ThingsBroadway alum Sadie Sink (The Audience, Annie) has landed a series regular role on Stranger Things. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she’ll play tomboy Max in Netflix’s buzzy 1980s-set science fiction-horror drama. Created by the Duffer Brothers, the cast includes Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Matthew Modine and more.Suzan-Lori Parks Play Extends Off-B’waySuzan-Lori Parks’ The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World has extended one week off-Broadway and will now run through December 11. Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz and starring Daniel J. Watts and more, the production is scheduled to begin performances on October 25. Opening night is set for November 13 at Signature Theatre’s The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.Apply for a Lloyd Webber Training ScholarshipThe American Theatre Wing’s Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative has launched its second program, the Training Scholarships. Public middle and high school students who demonstrate talent and ability in the theater arts, but have a lack of resources to receive high level training prior to college, are eligible to apply. Think this is for you? Get your application in by January 6, 2017—check out more information here.Anna K. Jacobs Wins $10,000 PrizeAustralian born, Brooklyn-based, composer and lyricist Anna K. Jacobs has been selected to receive the 2016 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award. The honor, inspired by the lack of female composers being produced on Broadway today, will provide Jacobs with a grant of $10,000 and a year of professional mentorship from luminaries including Tony-winning producer Barbara Whitman. The prize is set to be handed out during a reception on November 7 at the New Amsterdam Theatre.Isn’t it Grand? Get Chicago on VinylHotcha! To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Chicago on Broadway, Sony Music has released the first ever vinyl edition of the Gold-Certified, Grammy-winning 1996 cast recording. Available from October 14 at Barnes & Noble and the Ambassador Theatre, it sounds like the perfect holiday gift for the theater buff in your life! Related Showscenter_img Sadie Sink(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Commentslast_img read more