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Wake Up With BWW 5/28: Rest in Peace Larry Kramer

Today's top stories Rest in Peace Larry Kramer, The Old Vic will stream live productions from empty theatre, The Phantom of the Opera UK and Ireland tour will not reopen, and more [Author: Stephi Wild]
Tags: UK, Theatre, Ireland, Vic, Larry Kramer, Stephi Wild


VIDEO: Watch the Young Vic's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Starring Gillian Anderson, Vanessa Kirby and Ben Foster

Watchathe Young Vic's hit production of Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire, with Gillian Anderson, Vanessa Kirby and Ben Foster. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Tennessee, Ben Foster, Vic, BWW News Desk, Gillian Anderson Vanessa Kirby


OLD VIC to Stream Productions From an Empty Theatre; Will Kick Off With LUNGS Starring Claire Foy & Matt Smith

TheOld Vic announces a new artistic initiativeOLD VIC IN CAMERA, combining a run of socially distancedperformances ofDuncan MacMillan'sLUNGSwithClaire FoyandMatt Smithfollowed by a major seriesof rehearsed play-readings, all streamed live from the iconic Old Vic stagewith the empty auditorium as a backdrop. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vic, BWW News Desk


OLD VIC: IN CAMERA Series of Livestreamed Productions From an Empty Theatre Will Kick Off With LUNGS Starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith

TheOld Vic announces a new artistic initiativeOLD VIC IN CAMERA, combining a run of socially distancedperformances ofDuncan MacMillan'sLUNGSwithClaire FoyandMatt Smithfollowed by a major seriesof rehearsed play-readings, all streamed live from the iconic Old Vic stagewith the empty auditorium as a backdrop. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vic, BWW News Desk


VIDEO: Watch Gillian Anderson, Vanessa Kirby and Ben Foster in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE- Live at 2pm!

National Theatre at Home is back this week with the Young Vic's production of Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire, with Gillian Anderson, Vanessa Kirby and Ben Foster. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Tennessee, Ben Foster, Vic, BWW News Desk, Gillian Anderson Vanessa Kirby


Artistic Director Matthew Warchus Reveals The Old Vic is in a 'Seriously Perilous' Situation

Matthew Warchus, Artistic Director of the Old Vic, has revealed that the theatre is in rough shape due to the financial toll caused by the health crisis. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Vic, BWW News Desk, Matthew Warchus


Terry Gilliam to Direct INTO THE WOODS at the Old Vic

Monty Python's Terry Gilliam is set to direct Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods this winter at London's Old Vic Theatre. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: London, Theatre, Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine, Monty Python, Terry Gilliam, Vic, BWW News Desk


Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh in on Modernized NORA: A DOLL'S HOUSE

Nora is the perfect wife and mother. She is dutiful, beautiful and everything is always in its right place. But when a secret from her past comes back to haunt her, her life rapidly unravels. Over the course of three days, Nora must fight to protect herself and her family or risk losing everything.Nora A Doll's House is now playing at the Young Vic 66 The Cut. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Vic, Nora, BWW News Desk


BWW Interview: Debbie Kurup Talks THE PRINCE OF EGYPT in the West End

Debbie Kurup's recent roles include Blues in the Night at theKiln Theatre, Sweet Charity at Donmar Warehouse, and Girl from the North Countryat the Old Vic and in the West End. Kurup is now in Stephen Schwartz's The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre, playing the role of Queen Tuya.She spoke to BroadwayWorld about self-representation, the large scale of the show, and the theatrical magic that awaits audiences. [Author: Anthony Walker-Cook]
Tags: Theatre, Egypt, Blues, West End, Donmar Warehouse, BroadwayWorld, Vic, Stephen Schwartz, Tuya, Anthony Walker Cook, Debbie Kurup, West End Kurup


Beckett: A bit of Rough at the Old Vic

Daniel Radcliffe’s sense of physical theatre is magnificent, but, finally, the evening belongs to Alan Cumming. – Paul Levy
Tags: AJBlogs, 02.05.20


Photo Flash: First Look at ENDGAME, Starring Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe, at the Old Vic

Richard Jones' production of Endgame at the Old Vic officially opens tonight, February 4 The production stars Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe, alongside Jane Horrocks and Karl Johnson. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Alan Cumming, Daniel Radcliffe, Jane Horrocks, Vic, Richard Jones, BWW News Desk, Karl Johnson


ENDGAME, Starring Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe, Officially Opens Tonight at the Old Vic

Richard Jones' production of Endgame at the Old Vic officially opens tonight, February 4 The production stars Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe, alongside Jane Horrocks and Karl Johnson. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Alan Cumming, Daniel Radcliffe, Jane Horrocks, Vic, Richard Jones, BWW News Desk, Karl Johnson


This Year’s Evening Standard Theatre Award Winners

Andrew Scott was awarded for his role in Noel Coward’s Present Laughter at the Old Vic, while Maggie Smith took the trophy for one-woman play A German Life at the Bridge. Lynn Nottage’s Sweat was named Best Play, following a successful run at the Donmar and in the West End. – London Evening Standard
Tags: Art, Theatre, Maggie Smith, Vic, Andrew Scott, Lynn Nottage, Noel Coward, West End London, 11.25.19


Eileen Atkins and Timothée Chalamet Will Lead 4000 MILES at The Old Vic

This spring The Old Vic will present Amy Herzog's Pulitzer Prize for Drama nominated play 4000 Miles, directed by Matthew Warchus with Eileen Atkins and Timothe Chalamet in the lead roles, opening on 16 April 2020 with previews from 06 April. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Vic, Eileen Atkins, BWW News Desk, Amy Herzog, Matthew Warchus, Timothe Chalamet


Review Roundup: Death of a Salesman in the West End - Read the Reviews!

Death of a Salesman opened at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End, London. Boasting a sold out run at the Young Vic theatre, this critically acclaimed production of aDeath of a Salesman will play at Piccadilly Theatre for 10 weeks only. Written by aArthur Millera, this American classic follows an ageing, self-deluded salesman, his family and their idea of the American dream. This latest production of aMiller'sa classic work reimagines the play through the eyes of an African-American family. [...
Tags: Theatre, Vic, Salesman, BWW News Desk, Piccadilly Theatre, West End London Boasting


QOTD: What Comes Next?

For years now, we’ve watched as the average car/crossover grille has expanded faster than that aunt you got divorced in her 20s and never settled down (the same can be said for a man; don’t send us letters.) Now, as vehicle grilles — once declared nearly extinct in the Taurus/Sable/Intrepid/Crown Vic era ⁠— reach their zenith, […] The post QOTD: What Comes Next? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Trends, Autos, Qotd, Vic, News Blog, Styling, Question of the Day


‘The Stage’ Runs Pro And Con Articles On The Old Vic’s Gender-Neutral Toilets, Then Deletes Them In A Panic

“The website issued a statement on Twitter today saying it had taken the articles [about the battle of the loos] down after receiving what it described as ‘strong responses’ from readers, adding they had ‘only polarised the debate further’.” Sareah Ditum, who wrote one of the essays, called the move “gross editorial cowardice.” – Press Gazette (UK)
Tags: Art, Issues, Vic, 10.07.19, Sareah Ditum


Best shows to see in London in 2019

Putting on the world’s greatest shows since Shakespeare made his mark in the 1500s, London — along with New York City’s Broadway — is the most iconic place in the world to watch theatre. If you’ve made your way through the long list of West End giants like The Lion King and Mamma Mia, don’t worry — you’re not done just yet. From dark, heart-wrenching melodrama to all-singing, all-dancing musicals, here’s our pick of London’s hottest new shows for spring and summer 2019. 1. Waitress, Adelphi...
Tags: Travel, Hbo, London, Singapore, New York City, Theatre, Bbc, Park, South Africa, Dolly Parton, Broadway, Argentina, Harry Potter, Idris Elba, West End, Shakespeare


UK’s National Theatre Will Hold Special Casting Day For Trans Actors

“The event, the first of its kind held by the NT, will take place on April 15 in London, and is aimed at ‘professional actors who identify as transgender, trans*, genderqueer, non-binary, gender fluid and intersex’. … The Old Vic’s casting team will be attending alongside the casting department from the NT, and other industry creatives.” – The Stage
Tags: Art, UK, London, Theatre, Vic, SJ, 02.27.19


Actors Call For UK Production Companies To Get Tax Breaks If They Employ More Women, Minorities And Disabled

Actors Call For UK Production Companies To Get Tax Breaks If They Employ More Women, Minorities And Disabled “The actors Lenny Henry, Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor were among the signatories to a letter to The Guardian that said similar moves had been successful before and should be tried again. … Also putting their names to the letter were the Paralympic athlete and television presenter Ade Adepitan, the playwright Lucy Prebble and Jodie Whittaker, the first female actor to play Doctor Wh...
Tags: Art, UK, Media, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Vic, SJ, Lucy Prebble, Jodie Whittaker, Ade Adepitan, 11.05.18, Lenny Henry Thandie Newton


Theatre’s Business Model Is Broken. So New Support Has To Be Found

Speaking at the Theatres Trust Conference 2018 in London, Emma Stenning said: “We can’t be subsidy-reliant charities any longer. We have to look at our buildings as our principle assets. We have to keep saying how can it carry on giving back to the business.” She explained that the Bristol Old Vic previously made a £60,000 profit on its catering business, which is expected to increase to about £300,000 over the next 18 months, following the theatre’s refurbishment.
Tags: Art, London, Theatre, Vic, Emma Stenning, 10.17.18, Theatres Trust Conference


Old Vic Theatre Works To Rebuild Post-Kevin Spacey

After an investigation, the Old Vic said it had received 20 complaints of inappropriate behavior by Spacey, who led the theater between 2004 and 2015. It said most of the alleged victims had been staff members, and acknowledged that a “cult of personality” around the Hollywood star had made it difficult for them to come forward. In response, the Old Vic trained staff members to act as “confidential sounding boards” to staff members experiencing abuse and unsure about what to do.
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Theatre, Kevin Spacey, Vic, Spacey, 09.30.18


Arts ‘guardians’ set up in wake of Kevin Spacey scandal

Old Vic theatre trained staff to ‘act as an outlet’ for concerns around sexual harassment and bullyingA pioneering workplace scheme set up in the wake of the Kevin Spacey scandal at the Old Vic has been rolled out to 20 arts organisations across the country, with the aim of enabling members of staff to speak out more openly than in the past about sexual harassment and bullying.The “Guardians” programme, designed to allow employees a confidential outlet to share concerns about behaviour at work, ...
Tags: London, Theatre, UK News, World news, Culture, Stage, Kevin Spacey, Sexual Harassment, Old Vic Theatre, Vic, Southbank Centre Continue


Bristol’s Old Vic Theatre Gets A New Door, And A New Acknowledgement Of The Theatre’s Place In Britain’s Slave Trade

Many of the theatre’s founding investors in 1766 made that money directly from the city’s slave trade. The Old Vic’s artistic director: “The theatre is undeniably a part of the slave trade legacy in Bristol. … The building came out of that economic boom and I don’t think it is enough anymore to just assume that people then did not know the trade was wrong.”
Tags: Art, Theatre, Britain, Bristol, Vic, 09.09.18


The Old Vic Theatre At 200

"Plain sailing for 200 years at the forefront of British theatre was never an option. Any theatre as venerable and vibrant as London's Old Vic is bound to have had its ups and downs, but the Waterloo-based venue has had more than its fair share - from bankruptcy to bailiffs and bombing during the Second […]
Tags: Art, London, Theatre, Waterloo, Vic, 05.11.18


Theater News: Doctor Who's Billie Piper to Make American Stage Debut in Yerma

Piper won an Olivier Award for her performance in the drama's Young Vic production in London.
Tags: Theatre, Piper, Vic, Billie Piper


Old Vic Investigation Turns Up 20 Complaints Of Sexual Harassment By Kevin Spacey

"An investigation opened by the theatre, following allegations that the actor had sexually assaulted young men while working [as artistic director] there, led to 20 people coming forward to report incidents of inappropriate behaviour up to 2013. ... The Old Vic said a 'cult of personality' had existed around Spacey during his time as director […]
Tags: Art, Theatre, Kevin Spacey, Vic, Spacey, 11.16.17


Old Vic expresses 'deep dismay' over Kevin Spacey assault claims

Theatre where Spacey was artistic director for 11 years sets up confidential complaints process for anyone who wants to come forwardThe Old Vic theatre has expressed “deep dismay” at sexual assault allegations made against its former boss Kevin Spacey, and has set up a confidential complaints process for anyone who wants to come forward.Spacey has been accused of making a drunken sexual advance to a 14-year-old boy in 1986, when he was 26. He responded by claiming to have no memory of the incide...
Tags: Theatre, UK News, World news, Culture, Stage, Kevin Spacey, Sexual Harassment, Old Vic Theatre, Vic, Spacey


Actor Anthony Rapp Claims 'Sexual Advance' By Kevin Spacey When Rapp Was 14

"As Spacey's star began to rise through the 1990s and 2000s — including a Tony Award, two Oscars, a decadelong run as the creative director of the Old Vic theater in London, and six seasons and counting on the hit Netflix series House of Cards — Rapp's frustration, anger, and incredulity with the sexual boundary […]
Tags: Art, London, Kevin Spacey, Issues, Rapp, Anthony Rapp, Vic, Spacey, 10.29.17


Top Posts From AJBlogs 08.01.17

Bard SummerScape’s latest operatic resurrection: Dvorák’s long, bloody Dmitrij Dmitrij is an opera that keeps growing before your very ears. And growing. And growing, until you have some of the most dramatically apt music Dvorák ever wrote for the stage. ... read more AJBlog: Condemned to Music Published 2017-08-01 Memo to Berkshire Museum: Homeless National Academy Suspends Its School, Slashes Price for Its Posh Digs The Berkshire Museum’s self-proclaimed deaccession-or-die desperation measure ...
Tags: Art, America, Bob, Dvorak, Ajblogs, Vic, SINGAPORE HONG KONG, North Country, Kurt Weill, Berkshire Museum, National Academy, Venice Zurich Edinburgh, 08.01.17, Dmitrij Dmitrij, Homeless National Academy, Frederic Edwin Church



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