It's Gene's 21st birthday and his family has gathered for a party in their country home in the west of Ireland. The only trouble is, Gene's not there. Two years ago he committed suicide.
Strands: Back in July 2006, the news was bad: National Theater director Steven Pimlott was suddenly diagnosed with a double dose of cancers. In better 2007 news, however, not only has he made a…
The hit Menier Chocolate Factory revival of B-movie spoof tuner "Little Shop of Horrors" will transfer to the Duke of York's Theater in London's West End. Previews start March 6 for a March 12…
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In London's year of record tuner openings, Tony winner "Monty Python's Spamalot" topped the nominees list for the 2007 Laurence Olivier Awards with seven mentions, including best musical.
What is it about attics? From "Jane Eyre" to "Edward Scissorhands," storytellers have used dusty rooms at the tops of houses for the unveiling of secrets. And so it is with William Tuckett's dance…
2006 was the year theater found itself on the news pages. The slew of musicals doing boffo business in the West End became a media talking point in the U.K. and beyond.
It's transfixing. His daughter Hero's previously protested innocence suddenly restored, Leonato promptly sets about organizing his plan for her to remarry by tapping her matter-of-factly on the…
Legit reality shows are multiplying. BBC 1 controller Peter Fincham has announced "Any Dream Will Do," a TV talent search to air next summer in which the leads will be cast for an upcoming West End…
A ravishing score for eight singers, accordion, harp, trombone, percussion, cello and double bass -- what more could you ask of a musical fairy tale? A darn good story, and "The Enchanted Pig" offers…
Strands: "Theater owners have never had it so good," argues producer Sonia Friedman. "With so many musicals in London doing good business and filling even smaller theaters, play producers are now…
Hold the front page: Judi Dench cartwheels across the Royal Shakespeare Company mainstage into the wings in "Merry Wives -- The Musical." Actually, she doesn't. It's a stunt double, but Dench raises…