Furore after SA born actress says 'theatre is a white invention'

2014-12-09 12:54

South African born actor and family member of anti-apartheid activist Helen Suzman, Dame Janet Suzman, made headlines this week with a controversial racial remark.

Tony Award-winning actress Marian Seldes dies

2014-10-07 10:39

Tony Award-winning actress Marian Seldes, a muse to playwright Edward Albee, has died aged 86.

The Lion King earns crown for most successful title in box office history

2014-09-23 14:49

Here's something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: The Lion King is the top ticket of all time.

Here are 6 reasons why Show Boat totally rocked our boat!

2014-05-16 19:00

We were among the lucky few who got offered the opportunity to attend a dress rehearsal for Show Boat at the Artscape Opera House.

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.


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.


Groundbreaking Afrikaans opera set to dazzle at Aardklop

2014-10-02 15:24

A truly South African Afrikaans opera, POSKANTOOR, will be making its debut at the annual Aardklop National Arts Festival in Potchefstroom.

Lindsay Lohan won't let cute English guys interfere with her work!

2014-09-05 03:00

Lindsay Lohan admits she's attractive to English guys but isn't letting it get in the way of her West End debut later this month.

This is who won and who got snubbed at the 2014 Tony Awards

2014-06-09 09:25

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder got a lot of love at the Tony Awards, nabbing the best new musical trophy on a night that also saw Bryan Cranston and Neil Patrick Harris win awards.

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.

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