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Odds & Ends: Judi Dench Joins Benedict Cumberbatch, See Queen Perform at We Will Rock You's Last Show & More

Odds & Ends: Judi Dench Joins Benedict Cumberbatch, See Queen Perform at We Will Rock You's Last Show & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Benedict Cumberbatch Ambushes Judi Dench
As if we needed any more reasons to love Benedict Cumberbatch. The Sherlock star asked Tony and Oscar winner Dame Judi Dench in the middle of a Shakespeare masterclass: "Would you like to be in Richard III with me?" According to The Daily ...

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Justin Long, Roger Rees, Judy Kuhn & More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Lineup

Justin Long, Roger Rees, Judy Kuhn & More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Lineup

The Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced additional casting for their Main Stage productions. Justin Long, Roger Rees, Judy Kuhn, Howard McGillin and Nancy Opel are just some of the names that will join the previously announced Chita Rivera and Renée Fleming for WTF’s 60th anniversary season.

Long will appear opposite opera star Fleming in the world premiere of Living on ...

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Cherry Jones, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart & More to Take Part in Gypsy of the Year Competition

Cherry Jones, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart & More to Take Part in Gypsy of the Year Competition

There’ll be no shortage of star power at the upcoming Gypsy of the Year competition, the annual Broadway talent show benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Now in its 25th year, this year’s ceremony will be held on December 9 and 10 at the Minskoff Theatre and is set to include a slew of talent from across the board serving ...

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Christian Borle, Annaleigh Ashford & Beth Leavel to Star in Reading of New Musical Comedy Dog and Pony

Christian Borle, Annaleigh Ashford & Beth Leavel to Star in Reading of New Musical Comedy Dog and Pony

Tony winners Christian Borle and Beth Leavel along with Kinky Boots Tony nominee Annaleigh Ashford, are putting on a good old fashioned dog and pony show! But really: San Diego's Old Globe will present a developmental, industry-only reading of the new musical comedy Dog and Pony on November 1 in New York City. Other stars on board include Heidi ...

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Roger Rees & The Winslow Boy's Ritzy & Regal Cast Tip Their Hats to Opening Night on Broadway

Roger Rees & The Winslow Boy's Ritzy & Regal Cast Tip Their Hats to Opening Night on Broadway

On opening night of The Winslow Boy, Roger Rees and the cast of the first-ever Broadway revival of Terrence Rattigan’s political family drama shared what excited them most about the powerful story and why the show remains as important as ever.

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Roger Rees, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio & the Cast of The Winslow Boy Ring In a Resplendent Opening Night

Roger Rees, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio & the Cast of The Winslow Boy Ring In a Resplendent Opening Night
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Edwardian-era England turns up on a Broadway stage in Roundabout Theater Company’s revival of The Winslow Boy, the Terrence Rattigan drama about a father's fight to clear his son's name after the boy is expelled from his naval academy after being accused of stealing. Roger Rees leads the cast as the determined Arthur, alongside Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as his wife ...

The Winslow Boy, Starring Tony Winner Roger Rees, Opens on Broadway

The Winslow Boy, Starring Tony Winner Roger Rees, Opens on Broadway

Family devotion is put to the test in Broadway's first revival of Terence Rattigan's 1947 classic The Winslow Boy, which opens October 17 at the American Airlines Theatre. Starring Tony winner Roger Rees, the Roundabout Theatre Company production began performances on September 20 and will play a limited engagement through December 1.

Directed by Lindsay Posner, The Winslow Boy illustrates ...

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The Winslow Boy Star Roger Rees on Juggling Acting, Directing and Collaborating With His Husband

The Winslow Boy Star Roger Rees on Juggling Acting, Directing and Collaborating With His Husband

The many chapters in Roger Rees’ professional life include an early stint with the Royal Shakespeare Company, a Tony-winning performance in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, recurring roles on Cheers and The West Wing, a three-year term as artistic director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival, star turns in Broadway plays (Indiscretions) and musicals (The Addams Family) and ...

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Head to the Royal Naval College with Footage of Rogers Rees in The Winslow Boy

Head to the Royal Naval College with Footage of Rogers Rees in The Winslow Boy

Roger Rees, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Michael Cumpsty lead the Broadway revival of The Winslow Boy, Terence Rattigan's drama about a Navy cadet who's accused of theft. Check out clips of this intense play.

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Squigs Pens a Family Portrait of Roger Rees, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio & the Cast of The Winslow Boy

Squigs Pens a Family Portrait of Roger Rees, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio & the Cast of The Winslow Boy

Roundabout Theater Company is inviting Broadway audiences back to the Downton Abbey era with a rare Broadway revival of Terence Rattigan's The Winslow Boy. Set just before the outbreak of World War I and based on a true story, the play examines the lengths a British family will go in order to clear the name of their youngest son, who ...

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Take a Luxurious First Look at Roger Rees and the Cast of Roundabout’s The Winslow Boy Revival

Take a Luxurious First Look at Roger Rees and the Cast of Roundabout’s The Winslow Boy Revival
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Previews for the first-ever Broadway revival of Terence Rattigan’s The Winslow Boy began on September 20, and now you can get your first look at photos from the gorgeous new production from the Roundabout Theatre Company. Tony winner Roger Rees stars as a father who will stop at nothing to clear the name of his son, who is expelled from ...

Broadway’s First-Ever Revival of The Winslow Boy Begins Preview Performances

Broadway’s First-Ever Revival of The Winslow Boy Begins Preview Performances

The first-ever Broadway revival of Terence Rattigan’s 1947 classic The Winslow Boy, starring Tony winner Roger Rees, begins performances on September 20 at the American Airlines Theatre. Presented by the Roundabout Theatre Company, the play opens for a limited engagement on October 17 and will run through December 1.

Directed by Lindsay Posner, The Winslow Boy asks the question: How ...

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Roger Rees and the Cast of The Winslow Boy Dish on the Broadway Revival’s Explosive ‘Courtroom Theatrics’

Roger Rees and the Cast of The Winslow Boy Dish on the Broadway Revival’s Explosive ‘Courtroom Theatrics’

The Roundabout's revival of Terence Rattigan's The Winslow Boy is hitting Broadway this fall, so we chatted with stars Roger Rees, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and more to find out why this "family in crisis" makes for great drama.

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The Stars of The Winslow Boy and Bad Jews Kick Off Roundabout’s Fall Season

The Stars of The Winslow Boy and Bad Jews Kick Off Roundabout’s Fall Season
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The curtain is about to rise on the first production of Roundabout Theatre Company’s fall season, and to celebrate new beginnings, the stars and creative teams off three forthcoming productions gathered on September 10 for a kick-off party at the American Airlines Theatre. Roger Rees, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and the cast of The Winslow Boy joined in celebration with the ...

Charlotte Parry Completes the Cast for Broadway Revival of The Winslow Boy, Starring Roger Rees

Charlotte Parry Completes the Cast for Broadway Revival of The Winslow Boy, Starring Roger Rees

Casting is complete for Roundabout Theatre Company’s fall revival of The Winslow Boy, starring Tony winner Roger Rees. Directed by Lindsay Posner, The Winslow Boy begins previews on September 20 and opens for a limited run from October 17 through December 1 at the American Airlines Theatre.

Penned by Terence Rattigan, The Winslow Boy stars Rees as a father who ...

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Tickets Now on Sale for Roundabout’s Broadway Revival of The Winslow Boy, Starring Roger Rees

Tickets Now on Sale for Roundabout’s Broadway Revival of The Winslow Boy, Starring Roger Rees

Tickets are now on sale for the Roundabout Theatre Company’s fall revival of The Winslow Boy, starring Tony winner Roger Rees. The Terence Rattigan-penned drama arrives at the American Airlines Theatre directly from London’s Old Vic. Directed by Lindsay Posner, the show begins previews on September 20 and opens for a limited run from October 17 through December 1.

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Michael Cumpsty and Alessandro Nivola Join Roger Rees in Roundabout’s Broadway Revival of The Winslow Boy

Michael Cumpsty and Alessandro Nivola Join Roger Rees in Roundabout’s Broadway Revival of The Winslow Boy

Complete casting has been announced for the Roundabout Theatre Company’s upcoming Broadway production of The Winslow Boy, which arrives at the American Airlines Theatre directly from London’s Old Vic Theatre. Directed by Lindsay Posner, the Terence Rattigan-penned drama begins previews on September 20 and opens officially for a limited run from October 17 through December 1.

Joining previously announced stars ...

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Roundabout Adds The Winslow Boy and Cutie and Bear to 2013-14 Season; Philadelphia Story Postponed

Roundabout Adds The Winslow Boy and Cutie and Bear to 2013-14 Season; Philadelphia Story Postponed

Roundabout Theatre Company has added two productions—a Broadway staging of The Winslow Boy starring Tony-winning actor/director Roger Rees, and an off-Broadway production of Bekah Brunstetter’s Cutie and Bear—to its upcoming 2013-14 season.

Terence Rattigan’s 1946 play The Winslow Boy will be directed by Olivier winner Lindsay Posner (Noises Off and Carousel on the West End), who recently staged ...

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Peter and the Starcatcher to Launch National Tour in 2013

Peter and the Starcatcher to Launch National Tour in 2013

After earning nine Tony Award nominations, the Broadway play Peter and the Starcatcher will hit the road on a U.S. national tour beginning August 2013 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, CO. Presented by The Road Company, Tony winner Roger Rees and two-time Tony nominee Alex Timbers will again direct the touring production. Peter and the Starcatcher ...

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The Addams Family to End Broadway Run on New Year's Eve

The Addams Family to End Broadway Run on New Year's Eve

The Broadway blockbuster The Addams Family will end its run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on December 31, 2011. The musical, which won the 2010 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Musical, will have played 34 previews and 725 regular performances at the time of closing.

Based on the beloved family of characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams, The Addams ...

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Family Gathering! The Addams Family Cast Celebrates Brooke Shields' Opening Night

Family Gathering! The Addams Family Cast Celebrates Brooke Shields' Opening Night
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The cast of The Addams Family reached another family milestone on July 7 as Brooke Shields celebrated her opening night in the hit musical. Shields recently joined the Family as matriarch Morticia. After her opening performance, Shields and her Addams relatives headed to the Empire Hotel for a lavish rooftop party in her honor. Take a look below at ...

Mama Morticia! A First Look as Brooke Shields Joins The Addams Family

Mama Morticia! A First Look as Brooke Shields Joins The Addams Family
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The cast of The Addams Family is celebrating Mother's Day a little late this year as stage and screen star Brooke Shields joins the hit musical as matriarch Morticia. Broadway.com has your first look at Shields as she slips into Morticia's trademark slinky dress and long raven-colored hair. Take a look below at these new production shots of Shields ...

Bebe Neuwirth, Roger Rees and The Addams Family Toast 500 Creepy and Kooky Performances

Bebe Neuwirth, Roger Rees and The Addams Family Toast 500 Creepy and Kooky Performances

The Addams Family, winner of the 2010 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Musical, is still going strong over at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where Roger Rees and Bebe Neuwirth now play the beloved Gomez and Morticia Addams. In fact, the cast of the musical comedy recently celebrated the show's 500th performance with a colorful cake after the matinee on ...

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Miss Abigail's Relationship Expert Eve Plumb Checks Up on The Addams Family's Roger Rees and Bebe Neuwirth

Miss Abigail's Relationship Expert Eve Plumb Checks Up on The Addams Family's Roger Rees and Bebe Neuwirth

As the title star of off-Broadway's Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage, Eve Plumb dishes out plenty of relationship advice, but does her expertise come in handy when it comes to kooky families? On April 26, Plumb paid a visit to Broadway's most outlandish brood, The Addams Family, to find out. Plumb's visit also marked a meeting of ...

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John Travolta and Kelly Preston Have a Kooky Time at The Addams Family

John Travolta and Kelly Preston Have a Kooky Time at The Addams Family
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Oscar nominee and Broadway veteran John Travolta knows a thing or two about eccentric Broadway families after starring in the 2007 film adaptation of Hairspray, but on April 9 Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston, met Broadway's craziest clan: The Addams Family. After attending a performance of the hit musical, Travolta, Preston and their daughter Ella headed backstage at the ...

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