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Monday, October 19, 2020

Tony awards 2020: unusual Broadway year leads to restricted nominations by Benjamin Lee

A year on stage cut short by Covid has resulted in delayed nominations with Moulin Rouge, Jagged Little Pill and Slave Play out in front Jagged Little Pill, Slave Play and Moulin Rouge! The …

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Princess Diana musical to premiere on Netflix before Broadway debut by Benjamin Lee

In an unprecedented move, postponed musical Diana will be filmed without an audience and shown on Netflix before its new official opening in 2021 A musical based on the life of Diana, Prince…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Playwright Terrence McNally dies aged 81 of coronavirus complications by Benjamin Lee

The four-time Tony award winning writer of Kiss of the Spider Woman and Frankie and Johnny was a survivor of lung cancer Coronavirus – latest US updates Coronavirus – latest global upda…

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Mart Crowley, Boys in the Band playwright, dies at 84 by Benjamin Lee

The writer’s 1968 play was seen as groundbreaking for prioritising gay characters and their stories Mart Crowley, whose play The Boys in the Band was a hit in the late sixties, has died a…

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Faye Dunaway fired from Broadway-bound play Tea at Five by Benjamin Lee

Oscar winner has been removed from a production of a one-woman show where she played Katharine Hepburn Faye Dunaway has been fired from a Broadway-bound production of the one-woman play Tea …

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Happy Talk review – Susan Sarandon can't save Jesse Eisenberg's trite play by Benjamin Lee

The Pershing Square Signature Center, New York A reliably accomplished performance from the Oscar winner isn’t enough to add weight to an uneven tale with a thudding twist There are a numb…

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow to play the Clintons on Broadway by Benjamin Lee

Pair will play the couple during the 2008 primaries in Hillary and Clinton with the character of Obama referred to as ‘The Other Guy’Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow are set to play Hilla…

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Dustin Hoffman accused of 'abusive' sexual harassment on Broadway by Benjamin Lee

Actor Kathryn Rossetter claims that the actor repeatedly groped her while the pair worked on a 1983 production of Death of a SalesmanAnother claim of sexual harassment has been aimed at Dust…

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Playwright and actor Sam Shepard dies at 73 by Benjamin Lee

The Pulitzer prize winning writer and star of stage and screen, known for performances in The Right Stuff and Bloodline, died at his home in KentuckyPlaywright, director and actor Sam Shepar…

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Friday, January 8, 2016

The Guardian film show: The Hateful Eight, A War and Bolshoi Babylon – Audio reviews by Presented By Xan Brookswith Peter Bradshaw and Benjamin Lee Produced By Rowan Slaney

Peter Bradshaw and Benjamin Lee join Xan Brooks for our regular weekly look at the big film releases. Peter Bradshaw and Benjamin Lee join Xan Brooks for our regular weekly look at the big f…

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Tom Holland: from Billy Elliot's buddy to the latest Brit cast as a US superhero by Benjamin Lee

This week saw the 19-year-old Londoner become the third cinematic incarnation of Spider-Man, but what is it about British actors that says hero to Hollywood?The search for a new Spider-Man h…

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Fitness clubs, parkour and virtual reality: the trend movies that time forgot by Benjamin Lee

Will social media horror film Unfriended capture a new fad or end up on the scrapheap with other movies that missed the zeitgeist? Continue reading...

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Crazy, stupid, love: we review Ryan Gosling's 12-year-old dance moves by Benjamin Lee

A new set of videos show the pre-teen alternately impressing and alarming in MC Hammer pants. But which is the best performance from the Oscar-nominee-to-be? Continue reading...

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