Nicholas Hytner directed "The Lady in the Van," which opens Dec. 4 in limited engagements. Hytner had also directed the Alan Bennett play in the West End, which also starred Maggie Smith. The film…
If crotchety upper-class vagrant Mary Shepherd hadn't turned up on the North London doorstep of celebrated playwright Alan Bennett, he might have had to make her up.
The title is a joke. "The Hard Problem," Tom Stoppard's first new play in nine years, comes after a prolonged period of writer's block: The difficult 35th album. It also refers to the mystery of…
Rehearsed in secret and only announced last week, within hours of initial verdicts being handed down in the Murdoch newspaper phone-hacking trial, "Great Britain," the National Theater's bold satire…
Ten world premieres, including new plays by Tom Stoppard and David Hare, and a stage stint for Ralph Fiennes spearhead the National Theater's 2014-2015 season led by outgoing a.d. Nicholas Hytner…
London’s National Theater, the prominent government-subsidized legit company responsible for numerous Broadway transfers and an increasingly prominent series of HD cinemacasts, has tapped helmer…
The resurgence of the 1980s Brit megamusical continues, with producer Cameron Mackintosh locking in a West End revival of “Miss Saigon” that will open at the Prince Edward Theater in May. Originally…
Richard Griffiths, the versatile British actor who played the boy wizard's unsympathetic Uncle Vernon in the "Harry Potter" movies, has died. He was 65.
While the hotly anticipated first preview of comedy "Privates on Parade," starring the estimable Simon Russell Beale, makes its debut Dec. 1 in the West End, there's even bigger buzz among those in…
Alan Bennett clearly has a great deal to get off his chest. His supporters may be satisfied, but those in search of drama will be sorely disappointed.
As gestures go, hanging a giant copy of El Greco's "Christ driving the moneylenders from the Temple" over the stage is pretty bold. But since Shakespeare's rarely staged "Timon of Athens" is about…
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