The four little girls who alternate in the title role of the Broadway musical "Matilda" — including Sophia Gennusa, whose name was picked from a hat to perform on opening — had a 10:45pm curfew, but…
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The New York transfer of U.K. musical “Matilda” opened April 11 at Broadway’s Shubert Theater. The following is David Benedict’s review (Daily Variety, Dec. 13, 2010) of the London production, with…
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.
Adaptations of "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies," Hilary Mantel's historical novels of Tudor plotting, will get world preem stagings by the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of its winter 2013-14…
At 149 minutes, Deepa Mehta's sprawling, hyper-saturated adaptation of the epic Salman Rushdie classic "Midnight's Children" feels like too much to take in all at once.
Despite uneven attempts by the actors to inject the text with life, there's so much lumbering historical and religious exposition that only in the shorter second half does information approach drama.
The Royal Shakespeare Company hit "Matilda, The Musical" -- now previewing in the West End -- and a slew of U.K. road shows emerged as the big winners at the 2011 Theater Awards U.K. kudo ceremony.
New U.K. company Digital Theater has announced that productions from high-profile Brit legit troupes including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Almeida, Royal Court Theater, English Touring Theater and…
Oscar-winning British thesp Paul Scofield died of leukemia. He was 86.
When Martin McDonagh's "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" was first seen in the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2001 Stratford staging and then in London the following year, it was greeted as an audacious…
Judi Dench comes out alone, briefly, at the start of the new Royal Shakespeare Company production, and a good thing, too: It's not easy looking anywhere else when Dame Judi is on stage. Collective…