Marianne Elliott To Receive OBE For Services To Theatre

Marianne Elliott to receive OBE

Director Marianne Elliott is to receive an OBE for Services to Theatre in the 2018 Queens Birthday Honours list. Marianne Elliott, who is currently in New York for the 2018 Tony Awards, where her production of Angels in America has been nominated for an unprecedented 11 awards, including Best Director and Best Revival, said: “When I was a child, growing up in Stockport, I never thought it was even possible for a young woman to become a theatre director, let alone be blessed with the career I have had. To be recognised in this way is very moving and I hope an inspiration to other young women that anything is possible.” Marianne, the first woman to win 2 Tony awards for direction, was an Associate Director at the National Theatre for 10 years where her work has included Angels in America, the multi-award winning War Horse (co-directed by Tom Morris) and … Read more

Angels In America Announces Broadway Transfer

Angels in America Part 1 at the National Theatre

It was announced today that the National Theatre’s production of Tony Kushner’s Angels In America: A Gay Fantasia will transfer to Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre for a limited eighteen week engagement from February 23, 2018. Marianne Elliott’s new production opened at the National Theatre earlier this yea to rave reviews. The production is presented in two halves Part One – Millenium Approaches and Part Two – Perestroika. Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on Broadway will star two-time Tony Award-winner Nathan Lane and Academy Award nominee Andrew Garfield. The production will also feature original National Theatre cast members Susan Brown, Denise Gough, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett with other casting announced shortly. When it first premiered, Angels in America won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, seven Tony Awards, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Angels in America on Broadway will be produced by Tim Levy (Director, … Read more

New Production Company Formed by Marianne Elliott and Chris Harper

Marianne Elliott and Chris Harper form own production company

A new production company called Elliott and Harper Productions has been formed by Marianne Elliott, the Olivier and Tony Award-winning director of the National Theatre’s hugely successful productions of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse and producer Chris Harper. The pair have also announced the UK premiere of their first West End show today: Simon Stephens’ Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle. Starring Anne-Marie Duff and Kenneth Cranham which will be directed by Marianne Elliott. Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle will play at the Wyndham’s Theatre from 3 October 2017 until 9 January 2018. Tickets are on sale at midday today. In this uncertain world, who can predict what brings people together? When two strangers meet by chance amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, their lives are changed forever. Tony and Olivier-Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens’ Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle is a surprising and life-affirming … Read more

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