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THR Tony Nominees Roundtable: Hugh Jackman, Ruth Negga, Jesse Williams, Mary-Louise Parker and Sam Rockwell on Broadway in the Time of COVID

Ahead of the 75th Tony Awards, which will be held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, The Hollywood Reporter gathered five of this Broadway season’s acting nominees for a conversation about the challenges and rewards of working on Broadway, generally, and specifically this season, in the middle of a global pandemic. Two already have […]

‘Macbeth’ Stars Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga on Persistence and Access to Theater During the Pandemic

Sam Gold wanted the show to go on and that meant — at least for one night during the previews of the director’s long-awaited Macbeth run — he would himself have to literally go on, book in hand. Ahead of the play’s April 14 preview, Gold stepped in for actor Michael Patrick Thornton in the […]

Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga in ‘Macbeth’: Theater Review

Sam Gold directs this unorthodox — and unfortunate — take on the Bard's classic, also featuring Asia Kate Dillon of 'Billions.'

Spirit Awards: Ruth Negga Speaks About Being Creative in “Solidarity” in Best Supporting Actress Speech

Ruth Negga spoke about the importance of community and working in “solidarity” while accepting the best supporting female award for her role in Passing. She won the honor during the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Sunday. The actress wasn’t able to attend the awards show in person, but she spoke about the win in […]

Daniel Craig Wants to “Help Broadway Get Back on Its Feet Again” With ‘Macbeth’

Daniel Craig teased what’s in store for his return to Broadway in Macbeth during his Wednesday night appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. In a conversation that spanned everything from Craig’s jokingly “terrible” drama school run of the classic Shakespearean tragedy to an initiative that will give away tickets to students during the […]

Ruth Negga on ‘Passing’ and the Importance of the Past

Passing star Ruth Negga has learned from the past in order to illuminate the present. In 2016, Negga earned an Oscar nomination for playing Mildred Loving in Jeff Nichols’ Loving, which chronicled Mildred and Richard Loving’s 1967 U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned Virginia laws prohibiting interracial marriages. And in 2020, Negga played Clare Kendry […]

Will Smith, Ava DuVernay and ‘The Harder They Fall’ Cast to be Honored at Celebration of Black Cinema and Television

The Critics Choice Association is finalizing the program for its 4th annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television, announcing today a list of honorees that includes Will Smith, Ava DuVernay, Antoine Fuqua, Ruth Negga, Kenan Thompson, Robin Thede, Danielle Brooks and the cast of The Harder They Fall, among others. In all, the program includes […]

Daniel Craig, Ruth Negga to Star in Barbara Broccoli-Produced ‘Macbeth’ on Broadway

Following his final outing as James Bond, Daniel Craig and producer Barbara Broccoli are reteaming for a Broadway production of Macbeth, with Passing star Ruth Negga set to star opposite Craig. Directed by Sam Gold, whose helming of Fun Home won the 2015 Tony Award for best direction of a musical, the show is slated […]

‘Passing’: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga Travel to the Harlem Renaissance in First Trailer

In the official trailer for Rebecca Hall’s Passing, Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga depict the lives of two Black women during the height of the Harlem Renaissance in 1920s New York. The film, based on the novel of the same name from Nella Larsen, focuses on Irene (Thompson) and Clare (Negga), two former childhood friends […]

‘Passing’: Film Review | Sundance 2021

Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga play light-skinned Black women in 1920s New York, navigating the "color line" in different ways in Rebecca Hall's adaptation of the Harlem Renaissance novel.

Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga’s Racial-Identity Movie ‘Passing’ and Why Rebecca Hall Was the “Perfect Person” to Direct

For three years, Rebecca Hall had been struggling to find financing for her directorial debut, Passing, when in 2018 she approached producing partners Nina Yang Bongiovi and Forest Whitaker, who had backed the first feature films of Ryan Coogler, Chloé Zhao and Boots Riley through their Significant Productions. The pair were blown away by Hall’s […]

‘Hamlet’: Theater Review

Ruth Negga makes her American stage debut as the grieving Danish prince in director Yaël Farber's moody take on 'Hamlet,' Shakespeare's timeless tragedy about one man pushing back against corrupt power.