Tony Award nominated musical Waitress is coming to the West End next year. Currently in its third year on Broadway, the musical makes its UK debut at the Adelphi Theatre in February next year. Based on Adrienne Shelley’s 2007 film of the same name, with a book by Jessie Nelson, music and lyrics by six-time Grammy Award-nominee Sara Bareilles and direction from Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus, the show has an all-female creative team. It is the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the top four creative roles. Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a small town pie maker in a loveless marriage. When a baking contest and the arrival of a new doctor in the town offer her the chance at a new start, she has to rebuild her life. On opening in April 2016, Waitress gained four Tony Award nominations, including one for Best Musical. The London cast is yet to be announced. Click here to buy London theatre tickets with GO London Tickets … [Read more...] about Tony Award nominated musical Waitress comes to the West End
Tony award winners
THIS weekend saw the 72nd Tony Awards take place at Radio City Hall in New York. It was hosted by Josh Grobin and Sara Bareilles - here's a list of the winners and some highlights from America's top theatre gongs. Glenda Jackson - Best Performance by a Lead Actress (play) The 82-year-old British actress took home the award for best actress for her turn in Edward Albee's Three Tall Women. It was her third role after a 25-year break from the stage. Glenda, a former Labour politician, also has two Academy Awards under her belt as well as an Emmy and another Tony. Three Tall Women is a 1994 Pulitzer-winning play following the journeys of three women, A, B and C - all variations of the same person during different times in her life. Andrew Garfield - Best Performance by a Lead Actor (play) Andrew won best actor for his role in Angels in America - a play about AIDS and homosexuality in Eighties America. The 34-year-old gave an impassioned speech about the Trump administration and … [Read more...] about Tony Award winners 2018 – Full list from Glenda Jackson and Andrew Garfield to The Band’s Visit and Harry Potter
GLENDA Jackson became a first-time Tony Award winner for her performance in Three Tall Women after an acting retirement and a lengthy politician term. The veteran actress made her stage debut over 60-years ago and we've got all you need to know about her legendary career and what happened to her ex-husband Roy... Who is Glenda Jackson and how old is she? Born May 9, 1936, Glenda May Jackson is a British actress and former Labour Party politician. The 82-year-old studied on a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1954 before making her professional stage debut three years later. Glenda initially retired from acting to stand for election in 1992 as an MP for Hampstead and Highgate and went on to become Junior Transport Minister under Tony Blair. She announced she would step down in 2015 and is still the only member of the British parliament to win an Oscar. Glenda was awarded the CBE in the 1978 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to drama. What are the … [Read more...] about How old is Glenda Jackson, what are the Tony Award winner’s biggest films and who’s her ex-husband Roy Hodges?
Glenda Jackson became a first-time Tony Award winner on Sunday as she accepted the honor for Best Actress In A Play at age 82. The star, who has been nominated in previous years for the exact same honor, was recognized her role in the Edward Albee drama, Three Tall Women. In her speech, Glenda mused she may have been 'one of the oldest people' to ever receive the honor, and insisted America is 'always great.' 'America is always great': Glenda Jackson became a first-time Tony Award winner on Sunday as she accepted the honor for Best Actress In A Play at age 82 'I am one of the oldest people I think to have ever stood on this platform receiving this award, but what a thrill to be in the same house as those amazing children. Weren't they marvelous? I'd like to thank Scott Rudin and his brilliant teams, Mike and Dylan and I think our director Joe Mantello found me a worthy opponent. 'And I would also like to thank everybody backstage, under the stage, up and … [Read more...] about Glenda Jackson wins very first Tony Award at age 82
The 2018 UK and Ireland Tour of the Old Vic production of Yasmina Reza’s Olivier, Tony and Moliere award-winning comedy ART can be seen at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from April 30-May 5. The production will star Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson as Serge, Marc and Ivan respectively. Translated by Chrisopher Hampton, it is produced by David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers.David Pugh said, “It is 20 years since Dafydd [Rogers] and I first produced the comedy masterpiece ART in the West End, and the original post-London tour played for 78 weeks. This time, we want to break our own record; and with this marvellous cast, we think we have every chance!”Nigel Havers’s films include Chariots of Fire, A Passage to India, Empire of the Sun and The Whistle Blower. He has starred in many television productions including The Charmer, Dangerfield, Manchild, and, more recently, the hit US series Brothers and Sisters, Lewis Archer in Coronation Street, Benidorm … [Read more...] about Star trio will be picture perfect in latest production of award winner ART