| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Of Shakespeare's major tragedies, "Othello" seems to be having the most success in the theater of late.
The Old Globe's new outdoor production, which launched its 2014 Summer Shakespeare Festival with Blair Underwood as the Moor of Venice and Richard...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:30 AM
LONDON -- "50 Shades of Grey" author E.L. James and James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli will be among the guests at a gala event celebrating diversity in the British film and television industry tomorrow.
The evening will include an auction that will be...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:41 AM
William Shakespeare's 450th birthday falls on Wednesday, per historians' best reckoning in the absence of ironclad documentation. It’s time to remember that “in delay there lies no plenty,” as the Bard told us in “Twelfth Night,&...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 6:30 AM
In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form:
David Mamet's "American Buffalo" was revived at the Geffen with its concussive verbal force and...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Helen Mirren keeps winning awards for playing Queen Elizabeth II.
The actress won multiple trophies, including an Oscar in 2007, for her role in "The Queen." Earlier this year, she collected an Olivier Award -- London's equivalent of the Tony Award --...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Much that was old was new again in 2013, which turned out to be a very good year for the classics.
It wasn't a bad year for new work either, even if too many of today's most provocative playwrights are getting short shrift from this town's nonprofit...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 11:00 AM
LONDON — Traveling to London this summer or just curious about the current state of theatrical affairs? Here's my score card of the scene after a week spent scurrying in and around the West End.
"Strange Interlude" at the National Theatre
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
London's thriving not-for-profit houses again nudged out commercial competish to dominate the 59th Evening Standard Theater Awards at a glamorous ceremony held at the Savoy Hotel Nov. 17 and hosted by U.K. thesp Damian Lewis ("Homeland")
In the nine...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Helen Mirren, who has reigned on screen and stage as the queen, can add another jewel to her crown.
National Theatre Live announced Monday that its June 13 live broadcast of "The Audience," which stars Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, attracted a record...
| May 1, 2013
| 8:47 AM
National Theatre Live — those terrific HD live broadcasts from London’s National Theatre to movie houses around the world, including Connecticut — has a hot lineup, ahead, including Olivier Award winners and nominees. It certainly...