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The Audience

Stage Door: Happy End, The Audience

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.15.2015 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The Audience has some interesting moments and a first-rate cast, but it is hard to see its relevance to a U.S. audience. It's doubtful many Americans know Harold Wilson or Anthony Eden. That doesn't detract from Stephen Daldry's solid direction or Bob Crowley's august set design.

On the Culture Front: Minton's, The Audience and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.11.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The best evening out that you probably haven't heard about is going on every Wednesday night at Minton's, an old-fashioned supper club with equal emphasis on both words.

The Audience: The Queen Reigns Supreme

Danny Groner | Posted 05.11.2015 | New York
Danny Groner

For one night, the regal and majestic qualities of royalty have you wondering about a world that never before felt so close at hand.

Churchill's Smile

Barry Singer | Posted 05.11.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

Just now, on two different stages roughly five blocks apart, on and off-Broadway, two different actors are playing Winston Churchill more or less wreathed in smiles.

Long Live Helen Mirren

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 03.09.2015 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

In an episode of Prime Suspect, the gripping 1991 TV crime series, the remarkable Helen Mirren, playing DCI Jane Tennison, snaps at a detective who ad...

Helen Mirren in The Audience: Glimpsing Royalty on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.09.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In Peter Morton's clever and humorous work of historic fiction, the queen moves in and out of time, not chronologically, waxing wise on world events, and with the wizardry of dressers, changes costume onstage.

Aisle View: The Queen Takes the Stage

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.08.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

The Audience gives us Ms. Mirren, but is likely to be a one-shot arrow. The star's performance is more than enough to carry the day, and carry the play, to surefire success; while Elizabeth The Queen has her supporters and her detractors, Mirren's canny and well-rounded performance is sure to garner unanimous huzzahs.

Advertising Theater on Television -- What Works

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

What brings people to the theater? I talk a lot about that each day with various producers and press agents. Of course, if anyone really knew an exact answer, many more shows would be successful. Instead we all try our best to guess.

First Nighter: "Fathers and Sons," "Khandan [Family]," "Handbagged" in London

David Finkle | Posted 08.15.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

LONDON--Ivan Turgenev's 1862 novel Fathers and Sons, which Brian Friel adapted for the stage under the same title in 1987 is just revived at the Donma...

Helen Mirren Talks 'The Audience'

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 08.10.2013 | Arts

LONDON — Helen Mirren is a star of stage and screen – and now stage on-screen. Mirren's award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II i...

First Nighter: Rowan Atkinson, Helen Mirren, Terrific Others Occupy London-Theater Hot Seats

David Finkle | Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Due to one of those odd coincidences, theater at the moment seems to be about chairs. Rowan Atkinson sits in a relatively comfy one throughout the flawless revival of Simon Gray's Quartermaine's Terms, at Wyndham's.