@whatsonstage Spend the day with West End performer, @missmads 💙 @Royal Shakespeare Company’s Hamnet plays at the Garrick Theatre until 17 February. #Hamnet #WestEnd #BookTok #DayInMyLife ♬ original sound – WhatsOnStage
Via een instamgram verhaal hebben Brian, Drew en Holly laten weten dat het patreon account waarop de podcast te beluisteren was gaat sluiten. Om verder te gaan met de podcast hebben ze een nieuwe partnerschap moeten aangaan, waardoor ze die keuze hebben moeten maken. De podcast zal hiermee een nieuwe start maken en de afleveringen vanaf het begin weer gaan reviewen. Binnenkort wordt meer gedeeld over de nieuwe samenwerking, een nieuwe releasedatum is vooralsnog nog niet bekend.
Tot nu toe waren de eerste twee seizoen van de serie aan bod geweest in de podcast, waarbij ook voormalig castleden zoals Greg Vaughan (Dan), Lochlyn Munro (Jack) en Jennifer Rhodes (Grams) te gast waren. Op de website van de podcast zijn alle afleveringen te beluisteren.
Zender HBO heeft gisteren in een persbericht definitief laten weten dat er geen derde seizoen komt van Kaley’s serie ‘The Flight Attendant’. De serie was oorspronkelijke een gelimiteerde serie en het tweede en laatste seizoen verscheen in mei 2022.
Kaley heeft haar eigen merk miliuebewust hondenvoer en accessoires gelanceerd in oktober. Het bedrijf Oh Norman is vernoemd naar haar overleden hond.
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De laatste en missende appereances van Alyssa staan in de galerij!
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Shannen heeft Holly te gast in de één van de eerste twee afleveringen van haar podcast ‘Let’s Be Clear’, hierin praten ze over wat er achter de schermen plaats vond bij ‘Charmed’ en vertellen het werkelijke verhaal over het vertrek van Shannen na seizoen 3.
Tijdens de San Francisco Fan Expo eind vorige maand heeft Holly een toelichting gegeven over de pauze in de ‘House Of Halliwell’ podcast. Zo laat dat er momenteel een pauze is voor goede juridische redenen waar ze op dat moment niet verder over kon uitwijden, maar dat er binnenkort groot nieuws komt.
“There’s probably a lot of people out there complaining we haven’t posted a new episode. I think it was time, finally time, where I’ve forgotten enough but I’m ready to remember things. It was like opening a big box of emotions for me, and it was a big journey to go back into. We’re really good friends and we like hanging out with each other — most days. I do have to say, to all the naysayers out there, and I do read every comment, unfortunately, we do have some big news coming up that I’m not allowed to share with you. So if it seems like there’s a pause [in the podcast], it’s for legal reasons, and good legal reasons!”
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Madeleine Mantock stars in the leading role in London’s West End stage Royal Shakespeare Company adaptation of Maggie O’Farrell’s best-selling 2020 novel HAMNET, having opened at The Garrick on the 30 September 2023. Madeleine makes her RSC debut as the world-renowned playwright’s wife ‘Agnes Hathaway’ in the story that puts ‘Shakespeare’s wife in the spotlight at last’ (New York Times). Adapted by award-winning playwright Lolita Chakrabati (Life of Pi) this re-telling centres on the untimely death of their only son and reimagines the toll that that death would have on their family and how that may have gone on to inspire one of the greatest plays of all time, Hamlet.
Recently enjoying a sold-out run in Shakespeare’s home town of Stratford-Upon-Avon, following the world premiere press night, Madeleine was cited as ‘outstanding’ (The Times), exuding ‘a compelling composure and air of otherworldliness as the seer-like Agnes’ and ‘with a serene and stoical grace’ (The New York Times).
Here Madeleine explains what drew her to the role and gives an insight into her beauty secrets.
What initially drew you to play Agnes Hathaway?
I knew how much of a challenge it would be to try to live that story eight times a week and wanted to see if I had it in me.
What is the biggest difference between HAMNET the play and the novel by Maggie O’Farrell?
Lolita Chakrabarti’s adaption is told in a more linear timeline than Maggie’s novel. But we’ve kept the essence of the story and if you’re a fan of the novel you’ll definitely see, on stage, the characters you discovered on the page.
Did it feel special to start your Hamnet journey in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Agnes’ hometown?
It did. Stratford seemed like a real shrine to William Shakespeare and so it felt exciting to be shining a light on the rest of his family in their hometown.
How do you relate to Agnes?
One thing I love about playing Agnes is that the story spans such a huge chunk of her life. We see her struggling to blossom as a young woman, falling in love, marriage, motherhood, grief and freedom. There’s something for everyone to relate to.
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veryone knows the story of Hamlet. But few know the inspiration. Shakespeare had three children with his wife Anne Hathaway. The eldest, a girl named Susanna. The later two, twins, named Judith and Hamnet. In the summer of 1596, Hamnet died tragically at the age of eleven. In a fever of grief, four years later, Shakespeare bore the words of Hamlet. He flipped the script and told the story of a son haunted by the death of his father, all the while he was the father haunted by the death of his son. Maggie O’Farrell fills in the blanks of that real story with her award-winning novel Hamnet.
Now that story can be lived through thanks to the adaptation by Lolita Chakrabarti, the woman who most recently wrote the stage script for Life of Pi. It’s being transferred to the West End after just four months in Stratford: Hamnet is a hit before opening night.
A story told over a period of 20 years, the show has all the staples of a play written by the bard himself. There’s mystery and magic, a forbidden love story, and a tragedy all too heavy to bear. But don’t let the title fool you. Hamnet is its name, and Shakespeare walks the stage, but the spotlight falls on his wife, Agnes Hathaway. (A name change taken by creative liberties of O’Farrell)
The woman at the edge of the forest, Agnes has the ability to look at a person and see right through to their soul. She is played by Madeleine Mantock, a woman not unfamiliar with magical roles – most recently, a witch in the Charmed reboot. We sat down with the star of the show to discuss how she went from competitive disco dancing to taking centre stage in the theatrical event of the year.
What made you want to perform?
Where I grew up there was no theatre. Then a man called Jordi Guitart came to my dance school to do a dance masterclass. He had all this knowledge and all this essence; I wanted to be like him. I remember being told, “You don’t really get to do it. It’s too difficult, it’s too competitive.” I was like, “Well, I will. Even if it was 10% or 5%, I will be part of the 5%.” I’ve kept that obnoxious drive since.
What happens next after this discovery? Do you find theatre or keep dancing?
It was still only dancing at that point. I used to be a competitive freestyle disco dancer, which is quite niche. It’s like if you brought Strictly Ballroom into this century. You are spray tanned within an inch of your life. Your hair is scraped onto your head, and you curl it so you have this poof there. You’re wearing Swarovski crystals, crazy cat-eye makeup. You almost look like a peacock. You have this insane neon costume, which is bejewelled.
You go to a regional leisure centre, and there are different judges placed around the room in a rectangle. There will be 20 of you in a heat, which is like a round, and you strut onto the floor and they play any random music and you just dance to it in a square.
That’s one heat. If you make it past that round, you do it again. By the final, you come on from the side doing tricks and flips and you dance forwards in a line. It’s a whole day, it’s a massive, massive industry. It’s very niche but the BBC made a documentary about it.
How do you make your way to ArtsEd?
It wasn’t easy. But I wasn’t afraid to ask for help. When I was trying to get to school, I had to find a way to pay for it. When I was 18, school bills were ten and a half grand. At the time, regular university was three grand for a year. For a specialist course, that’s the difference you needed to pay.
I was writing to people, I made my own kind of pamphlet. I ended up having seven or eight people who had given money to help me get onto my course. I used to write them update letters about what I was getting up to at school, and what we were doing.
My school had quite a lot of opportunities to go and be a chorus for big events. We performed at the BBC Proms, we did a Sondheim birthday celebration. I used to tell the people helping me, “I’m really doing this. This is what your help is doing.”
Who were the people that ended up helping?
One of them was a local councillor, Rod Kempster. I had written to him and asked for help. He was the person who said yes and signed the cheque. You have to build a personal connection with someone. You have to convince them that you can do this.
When I went to ArtsEd, and I saw the other students, I knew it was where I was meant to go. But I didn’t get in. You’re not allowed to re-apply in the same year; you’re supposed to wait a year. But because I was so on it, I had auditioned first day of that cycle. So I wrote to them and said, ‘Please, can I try again?’
You’re a lady of letters…
Yes! They weren’t sure my singing was strong enough. But I said to them, ‘If you’re supposed to be the best school for musical theatre then you should be able to teach me.’ And then the head of music Dane Preece let me in! I was really tenacious. I really thought I was supposed to go there.
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“I don’t think I’m going to be single forever,” the ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ actress tells PEOPLE in its latest cover story
At any given chance, Shannen Doherty finds a sense of hope and possibility.
During her PEOPLE cover shoot a few days before Thanksgiving, the Beverly Hills, 90210 and Charmed alum, 52, says she recently realized that she’s ready to find love again.
“I was not ready at all before three weeks ago,” she admits candidly. “And something happens. There’s always a trigger, just a moment that you have, somebody says something to you, your ex says one thing to you and you’re like, ‘Okay, yeah, I’m good. I’m good.’ I have closure and I can move on in a really healthy way.”
Asked what that future relationship looks like, Doherty admits she doesn’t know.
“I have a best friend, a male best friend who we joke that we’re married,” she added. “I don’t know if it’s that or if it’s stumbling upon somebody and just feeling an instant connection. I’m open, and I wasn’t [before].”
She continues, “I don’t think I’m going to be single forever. I have to love myself and reckon with the past, really, before I can move forward, and now I’m pretty sure I’ll meet somebody — hopefully soon.”
After 11 years of marriage, Doherty split from her third husband Kurt Iswarienko in April. (The couple separated in January and cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason in their divorce filing.)
Although she says she spent a lot of “good years” with him, Doherty — who was previously married to Rick Salomon from 2002 to 2003 and Ashley Hamilton from 1993 to 1994 — is ready to move on from her past.
“Listen, Elizabeth Taylor still has me beat as far as husbands and divorces, so I’m good. I’m not there yet, so there’s no reason to be negative about it. S— happens,” she says of her breakup.
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Shannen Doherty Files for Divorce from Husband of 11 Years Kurt Iswarienko
The actress has spent the last few years undergoing treatment for Stage 4 breast cancer. She will be discussing her relationships — as well as her career and her cancer journey — in her upcoming live memoir-style podcast, Let’s Be Clear with Shannen Doherty, premiering Dec. 6.
From the moment she was diagnosed in 2015, she admits it was terrifying for her. “It was definitely one of those moments where you wonder if you’re going to make it at all, but it’s also where you learn the most about yourself because you have to really dig deep and gather the strength to face it head on and keep marching forward,” she says.
For her, that strength comes from her family and loved ones, and the star says she’s also open to the idea of motherhood.
“I would love nothing more than to be a mom,” she says. “I always wanted it, and I think if I did it with my best friend or a partner, then I don’t know any amount of time…”
She pauses a moment, then continues. “I look at kids who don’t have parents at all — any amount of time [with a parent] is better than nothing. I vacillate. I’m biding my time, but in the meantime, I’ve got my brother’s seven kids and my best friend’s kids, who I kind of view as my children.”
Although Doherty acknowledges she’s suffered some periods of feeling depressed, she remains hopeful for life and love.
“Things have not been exactly easy and smooth. They’ve been really challenging at times, and it’s hard to find yourself suddenly single in your 50s, and with Stage 4 cancer. That’s a hard one,” she admits. “And that was super depressing for a while now, but eventually you turn a corner.”
Shannen Doherty’s New Podcast Will Explore Cancer, Love and More: ‘A Memoir of the Past, Present and Future’ (Exclusive)
Now Doherty is welcoming what may come with open arms. “I didn’t want to jump into anything and not have it all sorted in my head because then I’m no good to another person at that point,” she says. “Now I’m ready.”
For more on Shannen Doherty’s cancer journey and how she’s finding moments of joy amid her diagnosis, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.
Shannen lanceert a.s. woensdag haar eigen podcast ‘Let’s Be Clear’ waarin ze vanuit haar eigen perspectief haar verhaal verteld. Wekelijks zal er een nieuwe aflevering verschijnen.
Let’s Be Clear… a new podcast from Shannen Doherty.
The actress will open up like never before in a live memoir. She will cover everything from her TV and film credits, to her Stage IV cancer battle, friendships, divorces and more.
She will share her own personal stories, how she manages the lows all while celebrating the highs, and her hopes and dreams for the future.
As Shannen says, it doesn’t matter how many times you fall, it’s about how you get back up.
So, LET’S BE CLEAR… this is the truth and nothing but.
Join Shannen Doherty each week.
Let’s Be Clear, an iHeartRadio podcast.
Jordan is gecast in het theaterstuk ‘Rent’ dat van 26-28 juli te zien zal zijnn in het Kennedy Center in Washington Edit: Uiteindelijk kon hij door een ongeval niet optreden en is Jordan vervangen.
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Jordan Donica and Awa Sal Secka have joined the cast of the world premiere symphonic concert adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer-winning rock opera Rent, set to play the Kennedy Center July 26-28.
Presented by the National Symphony Orchestra with Steven Reineke conducting, the concerts will be directed by Sammi Cannold. The new symphonic orchestration, expanded from Steve Skinner’s original five-piece arrangement, has been penned by Sean O’Loughlin.
2023 Camelot Tony nominee Donica will play Collins with Sal Secka (Signature’s Gun & Powder) as Joanne. The casting was announced via Instagram.
The cast will also feature the previously reported Tony nominee Lorna Courtney (& Juliet) as Mimi Márquez, Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen) as Mark Cohen, Alex Boniello (Spring Awakening) as Roger Davis, Tony winner Ali Stroker (Oklahoma!) as Maureen Johnson, Tony winner Myles Frost (MJ: The Musical) as Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III, and Jimmie Herrod (America’s Got Talent) as Angel Dumott Schunard.
Produced by AMP Worldwide, the limited run will also have music supervision by Sean Mayes.
Directed by Michael Greif, Rent opened at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre April 29, 1996, following previews that began April 16. The musical received 10 1996 Tony nominations, subsequently winning four, including Best Musical. Larson’s work also won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. After 16 previews and 5,123 regular performances, the production played its final show September 7, 2008.
Set in Manhattan in the 1990s and inspired by Puccini’s opera La Bohème, the hit musical follows a group of young East Village artists, performers, and philosophers as they struggle through the hardships of poverty, societal discord, and the AIDS epidemic in the search for life, love, and art.