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A slew of Hollywood stars including Patrick Stewart, Kim Cattrall and David Suchet have paid tribute to Royal Shakespeare Company co-founder John Barton, who has died aged 89.
Brit Barton, who co-founded the theatre group with Peter Hall in 1960, was described as "simply one of the greatest influences in the acting of …
By Peter White
UPDATE Wednesday: Broadway and London’s West End theaters and related venues will dim their lights Friday evening in honor of Sir Peter Hall, who died Monday. Broadway will darken for one minute, beginning at 7:45 PM local time. In London, the lights will go down for a minute beginning 7 PM, also local time.
UPDATED with Helen Mirren statement, 8:45 AM:: Howard Davies, a highly regarded director known for his work at several of England’s most prominent theatrical venues including the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Old Vic, has died following a battle with cancer. He was 71. Davies staged 36…
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EXCLUSIVE: Proudly calling their show “the 76th longest running musical in Broadway history,” the producers of Matilda announced this afternoon that the acclaimed show will shutter at the Shubert Theatre in nine months — on January 1, 2017. “By then, it will have played 37 previews, 1,555 regular performances and one…
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Here’s the thing: If you want to savor an adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s historical novels about boy-crazy King Henry VIII, you can go the leisurely route via public television, or you can binge, Netflix -style, on, of all places, Broadway. One is free and spread across weekly installments. The other is, well, not…
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