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Inmates rock Peru prison with Superstar

2014-04-18 10:00

Inmates have rocked a Peruvian prison with a Holy Week performance of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar.

Helen Mirren proves she could be the next Miley Cyrus as she receives Hasty Pudding award

2014-01-31 12:31

Dame Helen Mirren twerked and stuck her tongue out just like Miley Cyrus as she was named Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year 2014.

Shakespeare in the Park

2014-01-07 10:01

Catch the thrilling live drama play, the Tragedy of King Richard III at Maynardville, Cape Town (15 Jan – 22 Feb 2014)

More than 80 injured in London theatre collapse

2013-12-20 07:22

British officials say more than 80 people have been injured — seven of them seriously — by a roof collapse at a packed London theatre.

Monty Python to reunite for new show after 30 years

2013-11-19 18:00

British comedy veterans Monty Python are set to reunite for a new show in their first major collaboration in 30 years, member Terry Jones has revealed.

Magic Mike to take it off on Broadway

2013-07-24 18:37

Channing Tatum has confirmed he is bringing Magic Mike to Broadway and is keen to get the project fast-tracked to the stage.

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Channel24 had the pleasure of checking out a preview performance of the Tony award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, which finally comes to the Artscape in Cape Town from 19 June, after a successful run in Johannesburg.

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Kinky Boots leads 2013 Tony Awards

2013-04-30 16:37

The Cyndi Lauper-scored Kinky Boots has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, with the British import Matilda: The Musical close behind with 12.

The Commitments coming to the London stage

2013-04-23 20:18

Following the Broadway success of Irish romantic musical Once, Roddy Doyle's Dublin-set soul saga The Commitments is set to open in London in October.

Local theatre praised at Naledi Awards

2013-03-19 15:39

Veteran actors and several talented young stars have been praised for their role and contribution to South African theatre at the 10th Annual Naledi Theatre Awards.

Angela Lansbury: I still love acting

2013-01-07 20:03

Acting veterans Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones have joined the cast of the stage production Driving Miss Daisy and admit they are still thrilled by acting.

Mike Tyson set for 1-man show tour

2012-11-29 20:02

Former champion boxer Mike Tyson and convicted rapist will take his one-man show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth on a three-month tour to more than a dozen cities.

Amy Winehouse's dad blocks Copenhagen play

2012-11-26 17:27

A Copenhagen play on the life of late British singer Amy Winehouse has been blocked by the singer's father, the Danish copyright collecting society has said.

Amy Winehouse play to open in Copenhagen

2012-10-25 18:13

The life of late British singer Amy Winehouse is the focus of a new play opening in January at the Danish Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, the theatre has said.

Katie Holmes heads to Broadway

2012-07-20 07:29

Katie Holmes has decided what her first major acting project will be since announcing her divorce from Tom Cruise: Broadway.

Alec Baldwin returning to Broadway

2012-06-28 21:04

Alec Baldwin is returning to Broadway in a new production of the 1983 play Orphans.

Mike Tyson to hit Broadway

2012-06-19 11:15

From the boxing ring to Broadway - Mike Tyson has said he's teaming up with director Spike Lee to take his one-man show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth to the stage.

Soweto Theatre to make 'mega-statement'

2012-05-24 11:30

The new Soweto Theatre is set to be inaugurated in the country's most famous township, a project that aims to bring world-class drama to the heart of the black community.

Nicole Scherzinger to play Mary Magdalene

2012-05-09 21:57

Nicole Scherzinger is set to play Mary Magdalene in the UK tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, the famous Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.

Actor accidentally hangs himself

2012-04-23 16:43

A Brazilian actor playing Judas has died after accidentally hanging himself during a production of The Passion of Christ.

Lion King reigns over Broadway

2012-04-10 13:18

The Lion King has swiped the title of Broadway's all-time highest grossing show from The Phantom of the Opera.

Neil Patrick Harris to host Tony Awards

2012-04-04 15:26

Neil Patrick Harris will be back for his third turn hosting the Tony Awards.

Susan Boyle musical a hit with fans

2012-03-28 20:29

Fans came from as far as Australia to see the premiere of a new musical based on the life of reality TV star Susan Boyle, and early reviews suggested the trip was not wasted.

2012 Fleur du Cap winners announced

2012-03-19 10:05

Chris Barnard's Die Rebellie van Lafras Verwey has walked away with prizes in the top categories at the 2012 Fleur du Cap Awards.

Afrikaans theatre honoured in CT

2012-02-24 10:48

The winners of the second annual kykNET Fiestas have been announced at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town.

 

Shakespeare in the Park

2014-01-07 13:30

Catch the thrilling live drama play, the Tragedy of King Richard III at Maynardville, Cape Town (15 Jan – 22 Feb 2014)

More than 80 injured in theatre collapse

2013-12-20 08:01

British officials say more than 80 people have been injured by a roof collapse at a London theatre.

Free Pretoria concert to be held for Mandela

2013-12-09 15:43

A free concert incorporating song, dance, and storytelling will be held at the State Theatre in Pretoria to honour the life of former president Nelson Mandela, its artistic directors have said.

Breaking Bad star will impress in Broadway-bound play

2013-10-09 20:00

Bryan Cranston will surprise Broadway audiences when he portrays President Lyndon B Johnson after being so closely associated with his Breaking Bad anti-hero, says the producer.

Jersey Boys reviewed at Artscape

2013-06-20 14:47

The SA production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway and West End hit is a must-see and will probably have a greater appeal with a more mature audience.

Ethan Hawke to play Macbeth

2013-06-14 23:00

Ethan Hawke is returning to Broadway to play the title role in Macbeth.

Helen Mirren reigns at UK theatre awards

2013-04-29 09:01

Helen Mirren has been crowned best actress at Britain's top theatre awards for reprising her Oscar-winning portrayal of the queen.

Madam & Eve musical under threat

2013-04-11 11:32

A lack of support from the Department of Arts and Culture has stalled plans to produce a Madam & Eve musical production of the popular cartoon strip.

Daniel Craig to work with Rachel Weisz

2013-02-08 20:02

Daniel Craig and his wife Rachel Weisz are reportedly in secret talks to star in a Broadway production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal.

David Beckham says yes to Bend It musical

2012-12-14 22:24

David Beckham has given permission for his name and image to be used in a stage musical based on the film Bend It Like Beckham.

Artscape Theatre to get R1.5bn revamp

2012-11-28 12:37

The Artscape Theatre Centre is to undergo a R1.5bn revamp which will transform it into the cultural hub of Cape Town, CEO Michael Maas has said.

Broadway hit hard by Superstorm Sandy

2012-11-07 11:13

New York's Broadway circuit has taken a big hit from Superstorm Sandy, with the industry reporting a loss of more than $6m.

Tom Hanks to make Broadway debut

2012-10-12 16:00

Tom Hanks is to make his Broadway debut next year in Lucky Guy, which was written by the late Nora Ephron.

Young Michael Jackson wanted for musical

2012-07-18 13:03

Producers of a musical based on the life of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy are looking for a talented actor to play a young Michael Jackson.

Spice Girls musical to launch in London

2012-06-26 16:19

The Spice Girls are due to be reunited in London to announce details of a stage musical based on their songs.

Musical Once wins big at Tony Awards

2012-06-11 07:44

The hit musical Once, which tells a love story between a musician and an immigrant singer and pianist, emerged the big winner at this year's Tony Awards.

Soweto gets new theatre

2012-05-21 19:39

Playwright, actor and director John Ledwaba is set to open a new R150m theatre complex in Soweto.

11 Tony nods for Broadway's Once

2012-05-02 09:42

The theatre musical Once, a Broadway adaptation of the 2006 Irish cult film, has garnered 11 Tony nominations, including best musical, best director and best actor.

Matilda breaks record with 7 awards

2012-04-16 12:08

A musical based on the Roald Dahl children's book Matilda has claimed a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards, the most prestigious accolade in British theatre.

Spider-Man stuntman goes to court

2012-04-05 13:00

A stuntman has gone to court with claims that his head and knees were injured while performing in Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

Evita joins the ANC, adopts baby

2012-04-03 09:05

Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout has become a member of the ANC - "to keep them on the right path, of course".

Taste of Rio to hit Mother City

2012-03-23 09:34

The Cape Town Carnival is bringing a taste of Rio to the Mother City with the inclusion of Brazilian dancers Marcella Alves and Raphael Rodrigues.

Celebs headline marriage rights play

2012-03-05 14:50

Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Jane Lynch, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis and a dozen other stars have shared a Los Angeles stage for one night to support marriage equality.

Review: The Comedy of Errors at Maynardville

2012-02-05 09:08

This year's Shakespeare play at Maynardville breathes new life into the annual tradition.

 
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