Theatre

  • Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton and Leslie Mann at 'The Other Woman' premiere 04-04-2014 11:17 AM

    Los Angeles: Actresses Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton and Leslie Mann attended the premiere of 'The Other Woman' in London. Diaz wowed in a black leather dress and matched it with Manolo Blahnik shoes. Upton looked classy in a black William vintage frock that she paired with Christian Louboutin heels, while...
  • Nagesh Kukunoor's 'Lakshmi' strikes a chord with Mumbai sex workers 24-03-2014 02:25 PM

    Mumbai: At a special screening of Nagesh Kukunoor's "Lakshmi" for sex workers held at the centre of a red-light area here, the filmmaker was accosted by a group of extremely overwrought sex workers who wanted to know who played the nasty pimp in the film. "Agar woh mil jaye to...
  • Inspired by Delhi braveheart, 5 women to perform a play across India 21-03-2014 10:17 AM

    After premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, writer-director Yael Farber's presentation 'Nirbhaya' is now being staged in Mumbai. While the parents of the real life Nirbhaya await closure, her brutal gangrape inspired five women to put the spotlight on their personal stories of sexual violence and abuse. ...
  • Manchester United's Theatre of Dreams set to welcome two Indian teens 16-03-2014 04:28 PM

    Kolkata: Two Indian teenagers, one the son of a sex worker and the other a street vendor, are among young players chosen to take part in a Manchester United Football Club training camp. Rajib Boy, whose mother earns 200 rupees (three dollars) a day, said he was dreaming big after...
  • 'Me and my Plays' is a celebration of contemporary Indian theatre 13-03-2014 03:22 PM

    Mahesh Dattani is arguably one of the defining features of contemporary Indian theatre. His plays covered a wide range of socio-political themes, and despite being written in English, have managed to capture the paradigms of modern Indian life. The most recent of his works, published by Penguin, features two of...
  • Theatre not dead, says Mahesh Dattani at Jaipur Lit Festival 19-01-2014 06:01 PM

    Playwright and stage director Mahesh Dattani on Sunday denied that theatre was dead and said the medium of stage drama had instead cemented its own place in the contemporary era of visually rich cinema. "I do not think that theatre is really dead. It's a drawing room conversation for you...
  • 3 killed in a stampede at 'Mandaar Mahotsav' in Banka 15-01-2014 11:13 AM

    At least three people were killed and over a dozen injured in a stampede at Baunsi's 'Mandaar Mahatosav' in Bihar's Banka district, police said on Wednesday. "Preliminary inquiry suggest that stampede was caused after either a clash between two groups or rumours of fire when hundreds were watching vulgar dance...
  • Respect children as theatre audiences, says Mohan Agashe 21-12-2013 07:52 AM

    Kolkata: Noted theatre and film actor Mohan Agashe on Friday said children should be viewed as "intelligent" theatre audiences. Agashe, a psychiatrist by profession, is well-known for introducing the GRIPS children theatre (a Berlin-based theatre) movement in Pune. He was in the city to participate in the inauguration of the...
  • Close to 90 hurt as ceiling collapses at London theatre 20-12-2013 07:12 AM

    London: Emergency services said nearly 90 people were injured on Thursday 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. The audience was showered with masonry and debris following the incident at the Apollo Theatre,...
  • Ashim Ahluwalia's 'Miss Lovely' set for its India release 24-11-2013 11:40 AM

    Panaji: Ashim Ahluwalia's 'Miss Lovely' is set for release in India, a report said Sunday. This will be done through start-up theatrical distributor Easel Films and Eagle Movies in January, Screen At Film Bazaar said. "We hope to release across 200-300 screens," distribution executive Abhishek Gautam was quoted as saying....
  • Helen Mirren wins best actress at London theatre awards 18-11-2013 05:04 PM

    London: Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren received the best actress award at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards for playing Queen Elizabeth II in the play 'The Audience'. Mirren was honoured Nov 17 at the event, reports aceshowbiz.com. Earlier, Mirren won best actress Oscar and BAFTA for her playing Queen Elizabeth...
  • World should follow Indian multi-culturalism: Ansari 02-11-2013 07:19 PM

    The success of Indian multi-culturalism is an example for the whole world to establish a peaceful and harmonious society, Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari said here. Ansari was addressing a gathering at the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre at Said Business School in Oxford, England on 'Identity and Citizenship: An Indian...
  • Queen of Jhansi's descendant moves HC to put surname on statue 13-08-2013 07:20 PM

    A person claiming to be a descendant of Queen of Jhansi, popularly known as 'Jhansi ki Rani', on Tuesday moved the Bombay High Court seeking a direction to authorities to include the Queen's surname in her name inscribed on her statue near Bal Gandharva Theatre in Pune. The petition was...
  • Shah Rukh Khan keen to enjoy 'Chennai Express' in a theatre 11-08-2013 05:38 PM

    Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan is tasting success with 'Chennai Express' after a long hiatus and, therefore, wants to savour the moment with the audience in a theatre. "Go to where you feel happiest... so have decided to go and watch 'Chennai Express' in the theatre... with the audience. Want to...
  • Daniel Radcliffe turns super skinny look for play 22-07-2013 02:09 PM

    Los Angeles: 'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe has been sporting a skinny look for a demanding theatre role. The 23-year-old actor, who was spotted leaving the Noel Coward Theatre on July 18, was looking tired, pale and skinny and has sparked fears for his health, reported Us magazine. His representative...
  • Mobile device boom no threat to movie theatre growth: Imax CEO 21-06-2013 05:14 PM

    Jerusalem: People will always want to watch movies in theatres despite the growing trend of watching videos at home and on mobile devices, the head of giant movie system maker Imax said. "People are social animals and I don't think they want to be chained to their couches, mobile devices...
  • Bolly Buzz: Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri planning to have third child 15-06-2013 05:10 PM

    While Shah Rukh khan and Gauri are planning to have a third child. Sources say that they are following the footsteps of Aamir Khan and Kiran and are planning to have a child, baby boy, through surrogacy. Meanwhile, actor Aamir Khan was seen at the launch of IMAX theatre. ...
  • Judge accepts insanity plea in Colorado shooting case 04-06-2013 11:56 PM

    Colorado: A judge on Tuesday accepted James Holmes' plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, setting the stage for a lengthy mental evaluation of the Colorado theater shooting suspect. The court clerk placed a written advisory of the ground rules of the plea before Holmes so he could follow...
  • Akshay Kumar discourages usage of phones inside theatres 03-06-2013 05:33 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has made a short clip appealing cinema-goers to cut their mobile phone usage inside the theatres as he gears up to release his upcoming film 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again'. Kumar who is playing a gangster, Shoaib, in the Milan Luthria directed sequel,...
  • Kochi: Actor Saurabh Shukla joins hands with an NRI to promote art 29-05-2013 12:09 PM

    Kochi: Performing arts in the county seldom gets its due. But when a noted actor and a successful businessman get together, even the most neglected gets noticed. This has resulted in the formation of a new cultural centre in Kochi. After wooing Mumbai and Delhi, actor-director Saurabh Shukla's masterpiece "Two...
  • Telugu film industry to celebrate 100 years of cinema 23-05-2013 10:55 AM

    Hyderabad: The Telugu film industry wants to highlight its contribution to Indian cinema and will kickstart the centenary celebrations here soon amongst the presence of the entire fraternity. "We have never highlighted how much has Telugu industry contributed to Indian cinema. We want to showcase the achievements of some of...
  • Mandi House theatre circuit: Let's give voice to anger

    Pentaprism |  Rohit Vats
    There is a distinct feel to watching plays. Most of the time, they give a sense of satisfaction. The viewer believes that he is directly...

  • WB govt-owned theatre refuses to screen 'Kagojer Nouka' 14-05-2013 12:12 PM

    Kolkata: A West Bengal government owned film centre in Kolkata has reportedly refused to screen a movie on the chit fund scam. State-owned Nandan film centre says it will not screen the movie 'Kagojer Nouka' (which means Paper boat). The movie's director has alleged that the cinema hall authorities have...
  • Uphaar case: SC notice to CBI on Ansals' plea seeking release of hall 08-05-2013 10:58 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the CBI to explain why it continued to seize the Uphaar cinema premises in New Delhi. The SC directive came after Ansal Theatres filed an application seeking release of the hall for renovation and reuse. The Uphaar cinema fire tragedy in June...
  • Film and theatre doyenne Zohra Sehgal turns 101 27-04-2013 03:09 PM

    New Delhi: The iconic artiste celebrated her 100th birthday last year with her official biography, 'Zohra Segal: Fatty'. Zohra, often called Bollywood's 'laadli', was last seen in films like 'Cheeni Kum' and 'Saawariya'. In her career spanning almost eight decades, she has acted in a number of Bollywood and Hollywood...