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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Dave Chappelle attacked by man with replica gun at LA comedy festival by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Incident raises further questions over comedian safety after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at Oscars The comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked during a performance in Los Angeles, according t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:12PM
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Union demands compensation for Cinderella cast after sudden closure by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Equity says ‘sacking by press release’ from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End show caused pain and distress Current and future cast members of Cinderella must be compensated for their los…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:12PM
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Theatres need more plus-sized black actors, says Broadway and West End star by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Marisha Wallace wants to inspire young girls and call out lack of diversity as she takes on role in Oklahoma! A professional career in theatre was not always on the cards for Marisha Wallace…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:18AM
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Edinburgh international festival to feature tales of refugees and migration by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Festival’s 75th anniversary will include stage reimagining of The Jungle Book following Mowgli’s journey as a climate refugee An adaptation of The Jungle Book that reimagines the journey…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:54PM
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Royal Court Theatre apologises to Jewish community over character’s name by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Theatre accused of perpetuating offensive stereotype in naming character Hershel Fink The Royal Court Theatre has apologised “unreservedly” to the Jewish community for naming a fictional…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:33PM

The show can’t go on: Russian arts cancelled worldwide by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Concerts, dance recitals and exhibitions have been postponed indefinitely after Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine The Russian invasion of Ukraine has prompted responses from the cultura…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:36AM
Monday, February 21, 2022

New play to tell story of Brexit’s ‘bloody difficult women’ by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Cast says drama about Theresa May and Gina Miller is ‘reflection of our times’ It feels like a lifetime since Theresa May and Gina Miller were called “bloody difficult women” during …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:18AM
Wednesday, January 26, 2022

‘Her thunder would not be stolen’: Damian Lewis speaks about loss of Helen McCrory by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Actor uses National Theatre tribute event to talk publicly for first time about wife, who died of cancer Damian Lewis has spoken publicly for the first time about the loss of his wife, Helen…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:12AM
Monday, January 17, 2022

Youth theatre group’s Juliet & Romeo gives Shakespeare back his slang by Nadia Khomami

Mark Rylance says Intermission’s radical revamp of Romeo and Juliet will ‘change the face of classical theatre’ A young, majority-black theatre company’s rewriting of Shakespeare wil…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:36AM
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Tamara Rojo to leave English National Ballet after 10 years as artistic director by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

The Spanish dancer will step down later this year, becoming artistic director at San Francisco Ballet, where her husband is a principal Tamara Rojo, the artistic director of English National…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:03PM
Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Covid outbreaks force string of West End cancellations by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

The Lion King, Life of Pi and the National’s Hex among shows affected during crucial festive season Coronavirus – latest updates West End shows including The Lion King have had to cancel…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:54PM
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Black talent takes centre stage at Lyric Hammersmith theatre by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Festival to celebrate black culture and creativity, with Lemn Sissay and Shingai as headline acts The Lyric Hammersmith theatre is launching its first festival celebrating black talent, cul…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:36AM
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Barbican commits to ‘radical transformation’ after race allegations by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Arts centre had over 120 claims, including racism, investigated in external review into its operations The Barbican centre has committed to “a radical transformation of culture and behavio…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:06AM
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Musical to move after unrest at Old Vic over Terry Gilliam remarks by Nadia Khomami

Staff at London theatre unhappy about comments previously made by director of Into the Woods The team behind the musical Into the Woods says the show will go on despite a production at the O…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:06AM
Saturday, October 9, 2021

Theatre in UK faces exodus of women after pandemic, study finds by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

More than 60% consider leaving jobs amid concerns that ‘safe’ work by men could be prioritised Leading women in British theatre have expressed concern that cash-strapped theatres could …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:36AM
Friday, October 8, 2021

Eight candidates for the next UK city of culture announced by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

Areas will receive £40,000 grants to support the next step of their applications to succeed Coventry Armagh City, Bradford, County Durham and Stirling are among the eight places in the UK l…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:48AM
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

‘You’re in a new world’: refugee actors share their journey on stage by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

A new play touring England uses beds to reflect on experiences of former unaccompanied minors For most people, bed is a place of comfort, somewhere to recline and switch off. For others, it …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:18AM
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Saoirse Ronan says Kim and Kanye inspired Almeida Macbeth roles by Nadia Khomami Arts and Culture Correspondent

‘Modern power couple’ Kardashian and West were helpful in interpreting Macbeths, says actor The four-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan and the Mare of Easttown’s James McArdle have sa…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:06AM
Friday, April 6, 2018

National Gallery's £22 ticket revives debate over exhibition prices by Nadia Khomami

Venue’s boss says fee for Claude Monet show is a consequence of staging large-scale exhibitions The debate over gallery entrance fees has been reignited after the National Gallery raised t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:08AM
Monday, July 3, 2017

Harriet Walter: I had more fanmail for Star Wars than anything else by Nadia Khomami

Actor says six words in The Force Awakens were ‘strangest experience’ as she tells Radio Times about pressures of playing three Shakespeare roles in one dayDame Harriet Walter has reveal…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:54PM
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Unseen Edith Wharton play found hidden in Texas archive by Nadia Khomami

Two scholars unearth 1901 work called The Shadow of a Doubt, written before author found fame with The Age of InnocenceLong before achieving literary fame with The Age of Innocence, the nove…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:12PM
Friday, February 17, 2017

Dance studios tap into the La La Land phenomenon by Nadia Khomami

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s multi-awardwinning film has got people queuing up to tap dance their way to happinessYou can’t buy happiness but you can buy tap shoes, and that’s kind of…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:18PM
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Cast of The Kite Runner condemn US travel ban at end of West End show by Nadia Khomami

Audience gives standing ovation after actor Emilio Doorgasingh reads statement calling for solidarity with refugeesCast members of the West End show The Kite Runner have used a curtain call …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:18PM
Monday, January 9, 2017

Cate Blanchett's Broadway debut in The Present delights critics by Nadia Khomami

For many reviewers it is Australian actor’s performance as Anna Petrovna that helps carry Chekhov adaptationCate Blanchett’s Broadway debut has been hailed as ferocious, commanding and g…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:54AM
Friday, September 2, 2016

Amy Schumer throws sexist heckler out of Stockholm show by Nadia Khomami

Comedian posts video of herself dealing with man who yelled ‘Show us your tits’ during performance in Swedish capitalAmy Schumer shut down a sexist heckler during a standup show in Stock…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:33AM
Friday, June 10, 2016

Hamilton the musical to transfer to the West End by Nadia Khomami

£30m being spent readying London theatre for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash, which is up for 16 Tonies on SundayIt is the hottest show in New York, with eager fans queuing for hours …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:10AM
Friday, February 5, 2016

Italian actor pronounced clinically dead after on-stage hanging by Nadia Khomami

Raphael Schumacher was part of immersive theatre production in Pisa and in front of just one audience member when accident occurredAn Italian actor who was left in a coma after he accidental…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:48AM
Monday, December 21, 2015

JK Rowling 'loves black Hermione' casting of Noma Dumezweni by Nadia Khomami

Author tweeted approval of casting actor with South African heritage in London stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child JK Rowling has expressed her approval for the casting of …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:33AM
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Actor Roger Rees dies aged 71 by Nadia Khomami and Agencies

Fans and friends pay tribute to Tony award-winning actor known for roles in The West Wing, Cheers and What You WillRoger Rees, the actor best known for his roles in Cheers and The West Wing,…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:45AM

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