THEATRE

  • Angelina Jolie involved in car crash? December 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Angelina Jolie was reportedly involved in a car crash after her vehicle skidded in the rain here. The 39-year-old was returning from a screening for her new film 'Unbroken' Sunday, when the car reportedly skidded, hit a curb, and two of its tyres burst, reports mirror.co.uk. As per reports...
  • Stoppard called 'greatest living playwright' at London Theatre Awards December 1, 2014

    London: Tom Stoppard was given a special award as "the greatest living playwright" on Sunday at the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards in recognition of more than a half century of work that has won him an Academy Award and four Tony Awards. The 77-year-old Czech-born author, whose plays include...
  • Veenapani Chawla dies at 67 November 30, 2014

    Puducherry: Theatre personality Veenapani Chawla died Sunday after a severe heart attack, said her representative. "She passed away around 12:00 p.m. at the Be Well Hospital in Puducherry after she suffered a severe heart attack," her representative Dhavamani told IANS. "The funeral will take place tomorrow (Monday) here," she added. The actress-director-choreographer-writer-composer...
  • How WiFi and Facebook are changing the future of live entertainment September 16, 2014

    New York: When John Travolta shocked theatre fans by mangling the pronunciation of Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars, one person saw a gift in the slip Damian Bazadona. Bazadona, the president and founder of the advertising and marketing firm Situation Interactive, had been hired by Menzel's new show If/Then...
  • 'Jackass' star could face charges for SeaWorld sign prank August 23, 2014

    Reuters: SteveO, one of the stars of the TV show "Jackass," could face criminal charges after he defaced a San Diego highway sign with a green banner that left it reading: "SeaWorld Sucks," officials said on Thursday. In a video entitled "Breaking the Law" that was posted online Wednesday, SteveO is...
  • Kalki Koechlin, Richa Chadda to train in Kalaripayattu for a new play June 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood's powerful female talents Richa Chadda and Kalki Koechlin are apparently undergoing training in the Indian martial art form Kalaripayattu for a play production. The theatre enthusiasts are training at a location near Mumbai, said a source. The yetuntitled play is likely to debut in July with shows planned across India,...
  • Happy birthday Zohra Sehgal: The film and theatre doyenne turns 102 April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Film, theatre and TV personality Zohra Sehgal turns 102 today. 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 films. In 2008, Zohra Sehgal was named...
  • Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton and Leslie Mann at 'The Other Woman' premiere April 4, 2014

    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 Mann...
  • Nagesh Kukunoor's 'Lakshmi' strikes a chord with Mumbai sex workers March 24, 2014

    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 hum...
  • Inspired by Delhi braveheart, 5 women to perform a play across India March 21, 2014

    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 March 16, 2014

    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 being...
  • 'Me and my Plays' is a celebration of contemporary Indian theatre March 13, 2014

    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 January 19, 2014

    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 that...
  • 3 killed in a stampede at 'Mandaar Mahotsav' in Banka January 15, 2014

    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 at...
  • Respect children as theatre audiences, says Mohan Agashe December 21, 2013

    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 wellknown for introducing the GRIPS children theatre (a Berlinbased theatre) movement in Pune. He was in the city to participate in the inauguration of the third Kolkata...
  • Close to 90 hurt as ceiling collapses at London theatre December 20, 2013

    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, where...
  • Ashim Ahluwalia's 'Miss Lovely' set for its India release November 24, 2013

    Panaji: Ashim Ahluwalia's 'Miss Lovely' is set for release in India, a report said Sunday. This will be done through startup theatrical distributor Easel Films and Eagle Movies in January, Screen At Film Bazaar said. "We hope to release across 200300 screens," distribution executive Abhishek Gautam was quoted as saying. Screen At Film...
  • Helen Mirren wins best actress at London theatre awards November 18, 2013

    London: Oscarwinning 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 II in...
  • World should follow Indian multiculturalism: Ansari November 2, 2013

    The success of Indian multiculturalism 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 Perspective',...
  • Queen of Jhansi's descendant moves HC to put surname on statue August 13, 2013

    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 filed...
  • Shah Rukh Khan keen to enjoy 'Chennai Express' in a theatre August 11, 2013

    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 hear...
  • Daniel Radcliffe turns super skinny look for play July 22, 2013

    Los Angeles: 'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe has been sporting a skinny look for a demanding theatre role. The 23yearold 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 has...
  • Mobile device boom no threat to movie theatre growth: Imax CEO June 21, 2013

    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 and...
  • Bolly Buzz: Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri planning to have third child June 15, 2013

    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 June 4, 2013

    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 June 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has made a short clip appealing cinemagoers 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, will...
  • Kochi: Actor Saurabh Shukla joins hands with an NRI to promote art May 29, 2013

    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, actordirector Saurabh Shukla's masterpiece...
  • Telugu film industry to celebrate 100 years of cinema May 23, 2013

    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 our...
  • WB govtowned theatre refuses to screen 'Kagojer Nouka' May 14, 2013

    Kolkata: A West Bengal government owned film centre in Kolkata has reportedly refused to screen a movie on the chit fund scam. Stateowned 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 May 8, 2013

    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 1997 had...