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How Simon Godwin Directed ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Hybrid Adaptation After COVID-19 Broadway Shutdown

Simon Godwin was preparing a stage adaptation of Romeo & Juliet at the National Theatre when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, shuttering theaters and putting the show’s future into question. To salvage…

‘Romeo & Juliet’: TV Review

Josh O'Connor and Jessie Buckley play Shakespeare's tragic lovers, torn asunder by a bitter feud, in this National Theatre production reconceived for the screen and airing on PBS.

Nicola Pagett, Actress in ‘Upstairs, Downstairs,’ Dies at 75

She also starred as Anna Karenina and in Pinter plays and appeared in films including 'There's a Girl in My Soup' and 'An Awfully Big Adventure.'

Martha Stewart, Actress in ‘Daisy Kenyon’ and ‘In a Lonely Place,’ Dies at 98

She also sang with big bands and starred on stage as Miss Adelaide in 'Guys and Dolls.'

Bob Avian, Tony-Winning Choreographer on ‘A Chorus Line,’ Dies at 83

His six decades on Broadway also included work on 'West Side Story,' 'Funny Girl,' 'Promises, Promises' and 'Dreamgirls.'

Warren Berlinger, Actor in ‘Blue Denim,’ ‘Come Blow Your Horn’ and ‘Cannonball Run,’ Dies at 83

Warren Berlinger, the boyish actor who starred in the Broadway and film versions of Blue Denim and in the original stage production of Neil Simon's Come Blow Your Horn, has died. He was…

Hugh Keays-Byrne, Dastardly Villains in ‘Mad Max’ Films, Dies at 73

Hugh Keays-Byrne, who portrayed Toecutter in 'Mad Max' before returning 36 years later to play another villain for Australian director George Miller, Immortan Joe, in 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' has died…

Matthew Morrison to Star in ‘Grinch’ Musical on NBC

The two-hour production, set to be filmed in London, marks a return to theatrical events for the broadcast network.

Andrew Scott and Ian McKellen Win at Olivier Awards as U.K. Theaters Remain Shut

Andrew Scott and Ian McKellen were among acting winners as Britain's Laurence Olivier Awards celebrated the best of the London stage in bittersweet fashion Sunday night — most U.K. theaters remain…

Diana Rigg, Star of ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Game of Thrones,’ Dies at 82

Diana Rigg, the Emmy- and Tony-winning British actress who vaulted to international fame in the 1960s with her performance as the seductive spy Emma Peel on 'The Avengers,' then gained a new…

‘Hamilton,’ ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Among Productions Off London Stages Until 2021

Some of London's biggest West End shows, including "Hamilton" and "The Phantom of the Opera," won't reopen until next year, producers announced Wednesday, as arts bodies warned that Britain faces a…

London’s West End Extends Shutdown Until June 28

All performances at London's West End venues are canceled until at least June 28.