London: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
The newly-opened Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is expected to attract an additional 100,000 annual audience members to the Shakespeare’s Globe South Bank site, the venue’s directors have said. This would bring the Globe’s overall audience numbers across both its new indoor playhouse and original outdoor theatre space to almost 500,000 a year, they added.
US: Dame Helen Mirren Named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year
Tony-nominated and Academy Award-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren has been named Woman of the Year by Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals.
“It gives us great pleasure to bestow Ms. Mirren with our prestigious Woman of the Year Award recognizing her significant contributions to entertainment,” Tony Oblen, president of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, said in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming Ms. Mirren and celebrating and honoring her achievements in a truly unique and memorable way.”
Tony Winner Hugh Jackman plans to return to Broadway in Jez Butterworth’s The River
Hampstead Theatre have announced that Imelda Staunton will be joined by Lorraine Ashbourne, Matthew Barker, Angel Coulby, Lloyd Owen and June Watson in the UK premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire’s play Good People, directed by Jonathan Kent.
Friday 17th January 2014