Articles Tagged 'British Theater'

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WATCH: Britain’s Alexander Sharp: The Next Broadway Star?

These are testing times for British actor Alexander Sharp. He has been plucked from relative obscurity to take on the leading role of Christopher Boone, a 15-year-old mathematical genius with behavioral problems, in the Broadway production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which is currently in previews at New York’s Ethel […]

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The Brit List: Summer of London – Theater

London’s thriving theater scene has produced some of the most popular plays and musicals in the world. Hit shows such as Billy Elliot, War Horse, and The History Boys had their runs in London before gracing the Broadway stage. We’ve rounded up our top ten London theater picks of the season. For those of you […]

Lost Harold Pinter Sketch Found After 50-Year ‘Pause’

A short sketch by playwright Harold Pinter has been rediscovered in the archives of the British Library after being performed only once in 1960 and then essentially forgotten. The playlet, called “Umbrellas,” is ostensibly about two men discussing that most British of subjects, the weather, and the need to always have an umbrella handy.  The […]

‘War Horse’ May Lead a Night of British Triumph at Tonys

Broadway’s biggest night of the year could end up with the British play War Horse taking home five trophies at the Tony Awards, including best play. Any prizes would be good news for the play’s Broadway crew and cast — and the creative team from London’s National Theatre, who co-produced the New York staging. But […]

WATCH: British Play ‘War Horse’ Scores Tony Nods with All-American Cast

War Horse, one of Britain’s most successful plays, has landed on Broadway to a rapturous reception and overwhelmingly positive reviews. Today, the show has been nominated for five Tony awards, including Best Play. New York Post theater columnist Michael Riedel predicts that War Horse will win the top award at the ceremony on June 12th. […]

Keira Knightley Garners Solid Notices for London Stage Return

Whenever a star of the big screen deigns to tread the boards of the stage, critics sharpen up their knives. (Remember the reviews for Julia Roberts‘ Broadway debut?) British film gamine Keira Knightley has been-there, done-that: her West End debut in 2009’s The Misanthrope won her an Olivier nomination. But the performance earned her only […]

‘Doctor Who’ Partners Tennant and Tate Reunite on Stage

The Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble reunited? Kinda sorta. Former Doctor Who castmates David Tennant and Catherine Tate announced on BBC News that they will appear together in a stage production of William Shakespeare‘s Much Ado About Nothing this summer. The staging will run in London’s West End at Wyndham’s Theatre from June 1 to […]

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