NI composer puts modern twist on Macbeth
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
William Shakespeare's most iconic play, Macbeth, has been given a modern sound with the help of Ballycastle born composer Garth McConaghie.
McKellen wants better wages for actors
Published: Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Sir Ian McKellen has urged theatre bosses to provide a minimum wage to help struggling actors.
Damon Albarn writing West End musical
Published: Monday, 21 July 2014
Rocker Damon Albarn is writing a family-friendly stage show.
Lindsay Lohan receives Comeback Award
Published: Thursday, 17 July 2014
Lindsay Lohan was honoured with the Biggest Comeback Award at the Ischia Film Festival in Italy on Tuesday.
Rocky musical finishes on Broadway
Published: Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Sylvester Stallone's musical adaptation of his hit film Rocky is set to close on Broadway due to declining ticket sales.
West Belfast set for Féile 2014
Published: Thursday, 10 July 2014
Ireland's biggest community festival was launched on Thursday as west Belfast gets ready for Féile an Phobail 2014.
Cooper's Broadway return delayed
Published: Wednesday, 09 July 2014
Bradley Cooper's return to the Broadway stage in The Elephant Man has been delayed by a month due to scheduling conflicts.
Richard III director denies disruptions
Published: Tuesday, 08 July 2014
The director behind Martin Freeman's stage turn as Richard III has slammed reports the actor's overenthusiastic fans are ruining performances by clapping excessively throughout the shows.
Kidman eyeing double West End return
Published: Friday, 04 July 2014
Nicole Kidman is hoping for a career-boosting double turn on the London stage following her flop Grace Kelly biopic.
Lohan bruised after birthday bike ride
Published: Wednesday, 02 July 2014
Lindsay Lohan has been left battered and bruised on her birthday after she was injured during a bike ride.
Lohan 'thrilled' with West End role
Published: Friday, 27 June 2014
Lindsay Lohan is "thrilled" to be heading back to work after landing her first stage role in London's West End.
Sting sings with cast at musical premiere
Published: Friday, 27 June 2014
Veteran rocker Sting took to the stage to sing with the cast on the opening night of his new musical The Last Ship in Chicago, Illinois.
LaBeouf charged after Broadway outburst
Published: Thursday, 26 June 2014
Actor Shia Labeouf has been charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct following his arrest during a performance of Broadway's Cabaret on Thursday night.
Lohan to make West End stage debut
Published: Thursday, 26 June 2014
US actress Lindsay Lohan is to make her stage debut in London's West End.
Cranston play breaks Broadway record
Published: Monday, 23 June 2014
Bryan Cranston's hit Broadway show All The Way has broken New York theatre records by becoming the first play to gross over $1.4 million (£875,000) in a week.
Top reviews for Mulligan's West End debut
Published: Thursday, 19 June 2014
Actress Carey Mulligan has won glowing reviews for her West End debut, with critics hailing her performance in Skylight as "moving" and "beautiful".
Belfast's Branagh wins rave NYC reviews
Published: Friday, 06 June 2014
Belfast-born thespian Kenneth Branagh is the new darling of the New York theatre scene after winning rave reviews for his "epic" and "breathtaking" stage debut in the Big Apple.
Ronan Keating to make West End debut
Published: Friday, 06 June 2014
Former Boyzone star Ronan Keating is set to make his theatrical stage debut in musical Once.
Mobile phone interrupts Spacey play
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
Actor Kevin Spacey called out an audience member in the middle of his play Clarence Darrow after a ringing mobile phone interrupted a powerful monologue.
Lindsay Lohan in talks for West End role
Published: Monday, 02 June 2014
Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan is in talks to make her West End debut, according to a report.
Queen stars rock theatre as musical ends
Published: Monday, 02 June 2014
Queen stars Brian May and Roger Taylor took to the stage at the end of the final performance of the band's West End musical We Will Rock You to bring the curtain down in style.
Titanic Dance prepares for world premiere
Published: Wednesday, 07 May 2014
A new Irish dance show which will bring the story of the Titanic to the stage is set to premiere in Belfast on Saturday.
Spacey perfected posture to avoid injury
Published: Wednesday, 07 May 2014
Kevin Spacey studied posture and stage tricks to make sure he didn't join the ranks of the actors who were left with painful memories of their portrayals of hunchback king Richard III during his 200-performance world tour of the Shakespeare play.
O'Dowd's Of Mice and Men grips critics
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014
James Franco and Chris O'Dowd's Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's classic Of Mice And Men has won rave reviews from theatre critics who have hailed the show as "gripping", "flawless" and "breathtaking".
Michael Cera to make Broadway debut
Published: Wednesday, 09 April 2014
Actor Michael Cera is set to make his Broadway debut in the revival of This Is Our Youth.
Rave reviews for Denzel's Broadway return
Published: Friday, 04 April 2014
Denzel Washington's return to the Broadway stage has won him rave reviews.
Martin Freeman to take on Richard III
Published: Friday, 04 April 2014
The Hobbit star Martin Freeman is set to take on his first Shakespearean theatre role in Richard III in London this summer.
Fatal Attraction falls foul of critics
Published: Wednesday, 26 March 2014
A new West End adaptation of Hollywood thriller Fatal Attraction has received a frosty reception from critics, with reviewers branding the production "horrible", "pointless" and "amateurish".
Lansbury wows critics with stage comeback
Published: Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Veteran actress Dame Angela Lansbury was the toast of the West End on Tuesday night when she made her London stage comeback after an absence of nearly 40 years.
X Factor musical abandoned during show
Published: Tuesday, 18 March 2014
The X Factor musical has been hit by more problems after a performance was cancelled half-way through on Monday.
Emma Thompson makes New York stage debut
Published: Thursday, 06 March 2014
Emma Thompson sealed her place as a star of the New York stage by making her debut in a concert version of Sweeney Todd on Wednesday night.
Arterton cast in Made in Dagenham musical
Published: Monday, 03 March 2014
English actress Gemma Arterton is set to take on the lead role in a West End musical adaptation of the 2010 film Made In Dagenham.
Potter stars triumph at theatre awards
Published: Sunday, 23 February 2014
Harry Potter pals Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint were celebrating on Sunday after picking up honours at the WhatsOnStage Awards in the UK.
Mirren upset over theatre awards scandal
Published: Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Actress Dame Helen Mirren has opened up about the vote-fixing scandal she was unwittingly embroiled in last year, describing the controversy as deeply "upsetting".
Sting musical set for Broadway
Published: Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Sting's new musical, The Last Ship, is heading to the Broadway stage this autumn.

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