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Monday, April 8, 2019

'Come From Away,' 'Company,' 'The Inheritance' score at Olivier Awards by Henry Chu

A gender-swapped revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Company," the 9/11-related musical "Come From Away," and a seven-hour gay-themed play, "The Inheritance," each won four Olivier Awards in…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 01:41PM
Sunday, April 7, 2019

‘Come From Away,’ ‘Company,’ ‘The Inheritance’ Score at Olivier Awards by Henry Chu

A gender-swapped revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,” the 9/11-related musical “Come From Away,” and a seven-hour gay-themed play, “The Inheritance,” each won four Olivier …

SOURCE: Variety at 05:19PM
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

‘Come From Away,’ ‘Company’ Lead Olivier Nominations by Henry Chu

The 9/11-related musical “Come From Away” and a revamped version of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” lead London’s Olivier Award nominations, which were announced Tuesday. The two mu…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:14AM
Friday, July 27, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson Cast in BBC’s ‘His Dark Materials’ by Henry Chu

Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy and Ruth Wilson have all been cast in the BBC’s upcoming series “His Dark Materials,” based on the bestselling fantasy novels by British au…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:35AM
Monday, July 23, 2018

‘A Star Is Born’ to World Premiere at Venice Film Festival by Henry Chu

Bradley Cooper’s remake of “A Star Is Born,” starring himself and Lady Gaga, is to have its world premiere at the 75th Venice Film Festival. The festival confirmed the Aug.…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:14AM
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

‘Hamilton’ Breaks Another Record: Most Olivier Award Nominations Ever by Henry Chu

“Hamilton” has become the most-nominated production in the history of the Olivier Awards, Britain’s equivalent of the Tonys. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking music…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:33AM
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Paul Candland Exits as CEO of Walt Disney Japan by Henry Chu

Paul Candland has retired as CEO of Walt Disney Japan and president of Walt Disney Company Asia. Candland, who stepped down at the end of last month, had served Disney Japan for more than 20…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:46PM
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Scotland Yard Investigating Third Sexual Assault Complaint Against Kevin Spacey by Henry Chu

Scotland Yard has launched an investigation into a new allegation against Kevin Spacey of sexual assault, the third such inquiry by London police into the Oscar-winning actor. The new invest…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:29PM
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Anthony Rapp Opens Up About Kevin Spacey Allegations, Says Culture of Abuse Is ‘Being Dismantled’ by Henry Chu

Anthony Rapp has opened up about why he went public with his accusation that Kevin Spacey made an unwanted sexual advance toward him when he was 14, in an interview with British gay lifestyl…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:07PM
Thursday, December 14, 2017

International Players React to Fox-Disney Deal With Envy, Fear by Henry Chu

Admiration, uncertainty, and downright fear rippled through entertainment circles far beyond American shores in response to the historic hookup between two already major global players, Disn…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:06AM

Disney-Fox Will Be Global Powerhouse, Especially in Asia and Europe by Henry Chu

Disney’s hookup with 21st Century Fox will create not just an American behemoth but a global one, with powerful film and television assets throughout Asia and Europe in particular. Tha…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:06AM
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Disney-21st Century Fox Negotiations Add Uncertainty to Fox’s Sky Takeover Bid by Henry Chu

Twenty-First Century Fox’s $15-billion bid to own all of Sky is already up in the air with Britain’s regulatory authorities. A potential sale of various Fox assets to Disney, which would…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:00PM
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Scotland Yard Investigates Second Allegation Against Kevin Spacey by Henry Chu

Scotland Yard has launched an investigation into a second alleged sexual assault by Kevin Spacey that took place in London, this time dating back to 2005, Variety has learned. The new alle…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:23AM
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Old Vic Theater Logs 20 Complaints About Kevin Spacey, Pledges to Improve Accountability by Henry Chu

An investigation into Kevin Spacey’s conduct while he was artistic director of London’s historic Old Vic theater has resulted in 20 testimonies of alleged “inappropriate behavi…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:59AM
Friday, November 3, 2017

Foundation Set Up by Kevin Spacey to Work With Young People Faces Questions by Henry Chu

Questions are being asked of a foundation set up by Kevin Spacey to work with young people in the light of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against the award-winning actor. Britain…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:25AM

Scotland Yard Launches Investigation Into Alleged Sexual Assault by Kevin Spacey by Henry Chu

Scotland Yard has launched an investigation into Kevin Spacey following an allegation that he sexually assaulted an aspiring British actor in London nearly a decade ago. The man, who has not…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:02AM
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

More Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Surface Against Kevin Spacey by Henry Chu

New allegations of sexual misconduct have surfaced against actor Kevin Spacey, as questions mount over the fate of projects tied to the two-time Oscar winner. A Mexican actor and an American…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:26AM
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Peter Hall, Tony Winner and Founder of Royal Shakespeare Company, Dies by Henry Chu

Peter Hall, a lion of the British theater who founded the Royal Shakespeare Company and won two Tony Awards, has died. He was 86. The National Theatre in London, which Hall directed for 15 y…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:38AM
Sunday, June 4, 2017

Ariana Grande Performs in Manchester: ‘We Love You So Much’ by Henry Chu

Less than two weeks after her concert was struck by a suicide bomber in Manchester, singer Ariana Grande took center stage in the city again to deafening cheers at her One Love Manchester be…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:45PM
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Avex Group Launches Japan’s First Hologram Theater by Henry Chu

Japanese record-label giant Avex Group has launched Japan’s first hologram theater and live venue. The Aruaru City Hologram Theater opened May 3 in the southwestern city of Kitakyushu with…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:00PM
Thursday, March 2, 2017

London Theater Pranks Audience by Playing ‘La La Land’ at ‘Moonlight’ Screening by Henry Chu

And the winner for best Oscar joke is… … a theater in London, whose staff began showing “La La Land” instead of scheduled feature “Moonlight” on Tuesday …

SOURCE: Variety at 09:40AM
Friday, August 5, 2016

New Batch of Tickets to ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Disappearing Fast by Henry Chu

LONDON — Tickets to “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” for the second half of 2017 began vanishing quickly after going on sale Thursday, powered by stellar reviews and the unabate…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:24AM
Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cultural Exchange: Agatha Christie's 'The Mousetrap' endures by Henry Chu

The world's longest-running play marks 60 years in London's West End with no sign of a curtain call.LONDON — Has anyone built a better "Mousetrap"?

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times at 09:09AM

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