Saturday, September 12, 2020

On my radar: Indira Varma's cultural highlights by Killian Fox

The actor on Tove Jansson’s adult fiction, eclectic French radio and Gordon Parks’s groundbreaking photography Indira Varma grew up in Bath and graduated from Rada in 1995. Perhaps best …

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

All-star lineup celebrate Noël Coward's West End centenary by Chris Wiegand

Judi Dench joins cast of A Marvellous Party to mark Coward’s 1920 playwriting debut and raise money for performers’ charities, while Emma Thompson features in Zoom reading of Private Liv…

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Love, Noel: The Songs and Letters of Noel Coward *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward August 13, 2020: The intimate environs of cabaret will probably be the last aspect of the entertainment industry to return to normal in this COVID world. Patrons squee…

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Watch: Kevin Kline in ‘Present Laughter’ by Matthew Wexler

Kevin Kline won a Tony Award for his performance in this Noël Coward classic. Watch it for free through August 29. The post Watch: Kevin Kline in ‘Present Laughter’ appeared first on T…

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Best of the Decade: Up and Comers, Part II by JK

Earlier this week, we continued our Best of the Decade series with the first twelve Up and Comers of Broadway who came to our attention over the past ten seasons. Today, we give you the ot…

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Friday, July 31, 2020

A farce fit for a star by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal drama column I review the PBS webcast of the 2016 Broadway revival of Noël Coward’s Present Laughter. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * PBS has telecast do…

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Broadway Revival of Present Laughter, Starring Tony Winner Kevin Kline, Airs on PBS July 31 by Andrew Gans

The broadcast is part of Great Performances' Broadway at Home series, which also includes The King and I and Much Ado About Nothing.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Revisit Present Laughter on Broadway With Kevin Kline, Cobie Smulders, and More by Marc J. Franklin

Ahead of PBS’ July 31 Great Performances presentation during the Broadway at Home series, look back at the Tony Award–nominated production.

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Monday, July 20, 2020

Andrew Scott to star in Old Vic's livestreamed play Three Kings by Chris Wiegand

New production with Fleabag and Sherlock actor will be performed to an empty auditorium, directed by Matthew Warchus One year on from his award-winning run in Noël Coward’s Present Laught…

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Monday, July 13, 2020

In the Heights Documentary, Kelli O'Hara in The King and I & More to Air on PBS This Summer by Lindsey Sullivan

Good news for theater lovers stuck at home this summer! In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, PBS has announced the lineup for its new summer Great Performances series, Broadway at H…

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

PBS Releases Broadway At Home Schedule on Great Performances by Broadway Direct

As part of their Broadway At Home series, Great Performances will keep the theatrical spirit alive by broadcasting a theatre favorite every week on PBS, beginning on Friday, July 24 with Sh…

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Present Laughter PBS Great Performance Series by Sandi Durell

  by Carol Rocamora   There isn’t much laughter present these days – is there? All the more reason, then, to thank PBS’s Great Performances Series for streaming Present Laughter, Noe…

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Watch Fleabag Favorite & Olivier Award Winner Andrew Scott Perform Simon Stephens' Sea Wall by Lindsey Sullivan

Fresh off of bingeing Fleabag in quarantine, but can't get enough of Andrew Scott? Before he portrayed the "hot priest" in Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Emmy-winning Amazon series, Tony-winning scr…

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Odds & Ends: PBS Is Streaming Great Performances Plays for Free & More by Lindsey Sullivan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. PBS' Thirteen Offering Access to Great Performances Here's another item to add to your quarantine watch list. The PBS chan…

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

WNET to Stream Broadway's PRESENT LAUGHTER, RED and More!

Pass the time with some free-to-stream programming and resources available from WNET for audiences of all ages. 

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Andrew Scott up for Olivier awards by Chris Wiegand

TV co-stars compete for acting prizes at this year’s theatre awards, whose nominations are led by the musicals & Juliet, Fiddler on the Roof and Dear Evan Hansen Fleabag stars Phoebe W…

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Friday, January 3, 2020

New Play About Nancy Pelosi to Debut in Chicago by Andy Lefkowitz

A new stage play about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will make its world premiere later this month at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater. Bill McMahon penned the new work, titled The Ad…

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Readers' favourite stage shows of 2019 by Guardian Readers

Andrew Scott was spellbinding in Present Laughter, Life of Pi stunned Sheffield and Tao of Glass was a tour de force Dundee Rep, Dundee Continue reading...

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Present Laughter and The Wolves Alum Tedra Millan to Lead Industry Reading of Late Summer Scenes by Dan Meyer

Adrienne Campbell-Holt directs the romantic comedy by David Glass.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

This Year’s Evening Standard Theatre Award Winners by Artsjournal

Andrew Scott was awarded for his role in Noel Coward’s Present Laughter at the Old Vic, while Maggie Smith took the trophy for one-woman play A German Life at the Bridge. Lynn Nottage’…

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Monday, November 25, 2019

London's Sweat, Evita, More, Win at the 2019 Evening Standard Theatre Awards by Dan Meyer

Present Laughter’s Andrew Scott and A German Life’s Maggie Smith took home the top acting prizes.

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Sweat, Evita, Maggie Smith & More Triumph at 2019 Evening Standard Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

The 65th Annual Evening Standard Awards were announced on November 24 at the London Coliseum. The annual event honoring London theater was co-hosted by Damian Lewis, Helen McCrory, Evgeny …

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Present Laughter and Fleabag’s Andrew Scott on Hot Priest, Shakespeare, and More by Dan Meyer

The stage and screen favorite dropped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert October 8.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

VIDEO: See Andrew Scott in the Trailer for NT Live's PRESENT LAUGHTER

National Theatre Live has released the trailer for Noël Coward's provocative comedy Present Laughter starring Andrew Scott and directed by Matthew Warchus.

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Watch Fleabag’s Andrew Scott in New NT Live Trailer for Present Laughter by Noah Mutterperl

The Old Vic production will broadcast live to cinemas November 28.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Andrew Scott Joins Lin-Manuel Miranda in HIS DARK MATERIALS on HBO

Andrew Scott, who is currently starring in Present Laughter on the West End, has joined the cast of His Dark Materials, a BBC and HBO co-production, according to Deadline.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Sweet sorrow by Stephen Farrow

See all those stars on the poster? Matthew Warchus’s stellar revival of Present Laughter deserves every last one of them, and so does Andrew Scott. This is a blissfully funny, absolutely p…

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Saturday, July 6, 2019

West End rediscovers the pure joy of farce (and missing trousers) by Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media Correspondent

Broad stage theatre comedy full of plot twists, puns and frantic action is finding a new audienceThe stage is set like a hotel bedroom where a scantily clad woman is hiding inside a wardrobe…

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REVIEW: Present Laughter, Old Vic Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Julian Eaves reviews Noel Coward's Present Laughter starring Andrew Scott now playing at the Old Vic Theatre, London. This post REVIEW: Present Laughter, Old Vic Theatre ✭…

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Review: Present Laughter, The Old Vic by Jessica Handscomb

Review: Present Laughter, The Old Vic5.0starsEmbarrassingly, I had never seen a production of a Noël Coward play before Present Laughter. I had of course read some of his work, and heard of…

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