British Theater

Sir Patrick Stewart Explores His ‘Life in the Theater’ In Q&A

Photo credited to Jeffrey Scott French

It’s not everyday that you get to rub shoulders with a world-renowned Shakespearean actor, much less Jean-Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise, but last night, I was in the audience for “A Life in the Theatre: A …

Mark Rylance, Joanna Lumley Get Tony-Worthy Reviews for ‘La Bete’

La Bte, the new Broadway comedy starring Mark Rylance, David Hyde Pierce, and AbFab‘s Joanna Lumley, gets a mostly positive review from The New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley. He absolutely raves about the performances, …

Shakespeare Gone Wild!

Guest blogger Paul Hechinger has returned with a new post. This week, he takes us inside the world of Shakespeare in the Park. But this isn’t your grandfather’s Shakespeare.

No Olivier for Keira Knightley – But She Looked Fabulous

This year’s Olivier Awards – the UK’s equivalent to the Tonys – were given out last night, and Rachel Weisz, as expected, won Best Actress in a Play for playing Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire. Tony …

Must We Concede That Keira Knightley Has Talent Now?

Film stars Jude Law, James McAvoy, Rachel Weisz, and Keira Knightley are all nominees this year for the Oliviers, London theater’s answer to the Tonys. Law competes in the Lead Actor category for his performance in Hamlet.

There’s Still Time To Replace Jude Law with David Tennant

The New York Times‘ Ben Brantley gives Jude Law‘s performance in Hamlet a lukewarm review: “If vigor were all in acting Shakespeare, Jude Law would be a gold medal Hamlet…His Hamlet – which has only …

Whose Hamlet Would You Rather See, Jude Law’s or David Tennant’s?

Lock up your nannies, New York: Jude Law‘s West End production of Hamlet is coming to the Great White Way. Sure, Law is the bigger name in America, but I would have preferred David Tennant.

Dame Helen Mirren “Needs To Raise Her Game”

Dame Helen Mirren – who has an Oscar, four Emmys, and four BAFTAs to her name – is an acting god to many. Her return to Britain’s National Theatre stage in Jean Racine‘s Phèdre, directed by History …

David Tennant Ineligible For British Equivalent of a Tony

With reviews that proclaimed him to be one of the greatest Hamlets ever, you’d think David Tennant would have been a shoo-in for the British equivalent of a Tony, right? Wrong – the Doctor Who star didn’t even receive …

Catherine Tate Receives Rave Reviews for New Play

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