Legit attendance in the British capital hit a record high in 2007, rising 10.3% to 13.6 million and generating ticket sales of £469,729,135 ($926.3 million).
Theaterphobes are often given to spouting the widely-held misconception that plays are merely dramas forever stuck in wideshot.
It ought not to work. Beyond its two justifiably famous showstoppers, Jerry Herman's score is sweet but humdrum. And although the now dated book has dramatic highpoints, underwritten scenes veer…
A surprise round of proposed grant cuts to regularly funded theaters is causing upset throughout the U.K. legit world.
When it comes to awards, comedies almost always lose out. In the Oscars' 79 years, only five actor prizes have gone to performers in comedies. In theaterland, the Oliviers are only slightly less…
Is it a revenge drama? A comedy? A tragicomedy? One of Shakespeare's most unclassifiable plays, "Much Ado About Nothing" has a range of tone and emotion that can seem almost bewildering on the page.
The wit, warmth and high-spirits displayed in Stephen Fry's 'Me and My Girl' are back in Fiona Laird's tight production of his first pantomime for the Old Vic.
At the first whiff of good reviews for a new show, the word "transfer" suddenly appears on everyone's lips. But a production's chances of moving are sometimes stymied by unlikely circumstances…
The most famous sequence from Hitchcock's "Torn Curtain" is the silent scene in which Paul Newman takes several minutes to kill an East German spy. That's nothing compared with playwright Alan…
The disparity is unique: No other British playwright is so feted at home and so unrecognized in the U.S.