Hriday Manch theatre fest to begin Aug 28

Capital-based theatre group Sparsh Natya Rang will present its third annual festival Hriday Manch from Thursday.

Benedict Cumberbatch`s `Hamlet` tickets go on sale this month

`Sherlock` star Benedict Cumberbatch`s `Hamlet` will begin performances on August 5, 2015.

London`s theatres in `golden period`: Study

London`s theatre scene is experiencing a "golden period," better attended than Premier League football and taking more at the box office than cinema in the capital, a report said.

Adapting films into plays will boost theatre industry: Mahesh Bhatt

Two of Mahesh Bhatt`s films `Arth` and `Daddy` have been adapted into the play format and the filmmaker feels this move will be a stimulus for the theatre industry.

Nitish Bhardwaj back as Krishna, feels nervous

He left an indelible mark on the Indian TV viewers when he first played Lord Krishna over 25 years ago in B.R. Chopra`s `Mahabharata`. Now he will reprise the role in the play `Chakravyuh`.

Playwrights to discuss how plays transform into productions

Playwrights from across India have converged here to exchange views on how a play evolves into a stage production at the first National Theatre Seminar that began here Wednesday.

International theatre festival of Kerala in Thrissur

A week-long seventh edition of International Theatre Festival of Kerala (ITFoK) would be held here from January 11 next, organisers Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi announced today.

Nicole Kidman to return to West End

Actress Nicole Kidman is in negotiations to star in two plays back-to-back in London`s West End.

Woody Allen`s `Side-Effects` show to be held in Delhi

Did you miss the staging of `Side-Effects` last time in the capital? Here is an opportunity to catch up on the Saleem Shah-directed play, which is coming here once again at the weekend.

Lindsay Lohan thrilled to get back to work

Actress Lindsay Lohan is "thrilled" to be heading back to work after landing her first stage role in West End.

Lindsay Lohan to make West End debut with ` Speed-the-Plow`

Lindsay Lohan has confirmed that she will make her West End debut as a sexy temp character Karen in David Mamet`s Speed-the-Plow.

George Lucas to build `Star Wars` museum in Chicago

George Lucas has selected Chicago to build his `Star Wars` museum and movie memorabilia, slated to open in 2018.

Bill, Hillary Clinton musical to make New York stage premiere

`Clinton: The Musical` is all set to make its New York stage premiere as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

Lindsay Lohan to make her West End debut

Troubled star Lindsay Lohan is set to make her West End debut in David Mamet`s `Speed-the-Plow`.

Poetic rendition of Abhimanyu`s `Chakravyuh` fight in play

The glorious `Chakravyuh` of the epic Mahabharata, where Abhimanyu single-handedly took on seven Kaurvas, will be reinterpreted in a play to be staged here Sunday to represent its relevance in today`s time.

`Frozen` creators plan stage musical

The Oscar-winning creators of the animation `Frozen` are planning a stage musical entitled `Up Here`, the show`s producer has said.

`The Sting` to be adapted for Broadway

Oscar-winning film `The Sting` is heading to Broadway as a new musical.

50 Assamese actresses to perform in the capital

'Ankia Naat Bhaona' - 15th century dance drama from Assam - will be performed by 50 Assamese film actresses

Artists remember Dec 16 rape victim through exhibition

More than 50 artists here have contributed to an exhibition that remembers the "brave" Dec 16, 2012 gang-rape victim, and people who face atrocities in everyday life.

Theatre role is brilliant: Carey Mulligan

`The Great Gatsby` star Carey Mulligan says she was happy to take a role in stage show `Skylight`.

Hugh Jackman returning to Broadway with `The River`

Actor Hugh Jackman, who will host the 68th Tony awards next month, is returning to the Broadway stage with `The River`.

Kevin Spacey to distribute theatre documentary himself

Hollywood star Kevin Spacey has decided to distribute his theatre documentary himself.

Theatre is an actor`s medium: Kevin Spacey

Hollywood star and two time academy award winner Kevin Spacey feels film is a director`s and editor`s medium while theatre is an actor`s platform.

President to confer Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards April 11

President Pranab Mukherjee will Friday present the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for 2013, an official statement said.

Theatre beckons Emma Watson

What is on Emma Watson`s mind? The actress is ready to take on `new challenges`, such as making her stage debut after completing her studies this summer.

Award-winning play `Nirbhaya` to staged in India

`Nirbhaya`, the Yael Farber- directed award winning play about the December 16 gangrape, will make its debut on Indian stage on March 17.

French honour for Indian director

The French government has bestowed the prestigious award of "Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres "(Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters)" on Indian actor- director Rahul Vohra (48) for his contribution to cinema and theatre.

India needs many more regional schools of theatre: NSD chairperson Ratan Thiyam

India needs many regional schools of theatre, including in the northeast, said National School of Drama chairperson Ratan Thiyam.

Respect children as theatre audiences: Mohan Agashe

Noted theatre and film actor Mohan Agashe Friday said children should be viewed as "intelligent" theatre audiences.

Did lightning cause London Apollo Theatre ceiling collapse?

Emergency services said nearly 90 people were injured when part of the ceiling collapsed during a performance at a packed London theatre, bringing the city`s West End entertainment district to a standstill.