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Cate Blanchett to Star in Ivo van Hove Stage Adaptation of ALL ABOUT EVE

Cate Blanchett to Star in Ivo van Hove Stage Adaptation of ALL ABOUT EVE

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Exciting news for 2018! A new play with Cate Blanchett! Read more information below.

Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail has reported that Academy Award winning actor, Cate Blanchett, has signed on to play the role of Margo Channing in a stage adaptation of the classic film All About Eve.

The adaptation, which will be directed by Tony Award winner, Ivo van Hove is expected to arrive on the West End in 2018. The play will be produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions.

The 1950 film, All About Eve, is written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, based on the short story “The Wisdom of Eve,” by Mary Orr, and stars Bette Davis as Margo Channing, the prominent yet aging Broadway star. Anne Baxter plays Eve Harrington, a willingly helpful young fan who insinuates herself into Channing’s life, threatening Channing’s career and personal relationships. All About Eve was nominated for 14 Academy Awards and won 6, including Best Picture.

Cate Blanchett made her Broadway debut this season in THE PRESENT. Her other stage appearances include Plenty (1999), Hedda Gabler (2006), for which she received the Ibsen Centennial Commemoration Award, and Benedict Andrews’ epic production of The War of the Roses (2009), in which she played the roles of Richard II and Lady Anne. Other notable productions include Top Girls, Hamlet, The Tempest and Oleanna. Her film roles include Carol, Truth, Cinderella, The Monuments Men, Blue Jasmine, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Hanna, Robin Hood, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, I’m Not There, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Good German, Notes on a Scandal, Babel, Little Fish, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Aviator, Coffee and Cigarettes, The Missing, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Veronica Guerin, Heaven, The Shipping News, Charlotte Gray, Bandits, The Gift, The Talented Mr Ripley, Pushing Tin, Elizabeth, Oscar and Lucinda.

Ivo Van Hove won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for ARTHUR MILLER’S A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE. As General Director of Holland’s leading theatre company Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Ivo Van Hove has staged many internationally acclaimed productions, including, in New York: Alice in Bed, More Stately Mansions (Obie Award), A Streetcar Named Desire, Hedda Gabler(Obie), The Misanthrope, The Little Foxes, and Scenes From a Marriage, all at the New York Theatre Workshop; Roman Tragedies, Cries and Whispers, Opening Night, Angels in America, and Antigone at BAM; and Teorema at the Lincoln Center Festival.

Thanks to Fab Cate Blanchett on Twitter for sharing the article.

via Broadway World

Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey, narrated by Cate Blanchett, goes to New Zealand

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Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey will be screened during the New Zealand International Film Festival #NZIFF. The New Zealand International Film Festival is a national event extending the cinematic options of audiences and filmmakers throughout New Zealand. If you get the chance, go see it! For more info on locations, dates and tickets click here

One New Zealand premiere and three classic films are the first of our Autumn Events announcements for Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch. Further Autumn Events titles and on-sale dates will be announced through March.

The four films are Terrence Malick’s journey through space and time, Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey, narrated by Cate Blanchett; a return to the peace, love and music of 1969 with seminal documentary Woodstock; Werner Herzog’s legendary Fitzcarraldo, and Woody Allen’s definitive love letter to New York, Manhattan starring Diane Keaton, and Meryl Streep.

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Manifesto opens today in Paris #CateBlanchett

Manifesto opens today in Paris #CateBlanchett

From February 24 to April 20 , Le Palais des Beaux-Arts in Paris will be house of the video-installation Manifesto by German artist Julian Rosefeldt. The exposition is part of the 200th anniversary of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts.

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More info: www.beauxartsparis.fr

Broadway’s The Present, Starring Oscar Winner Cate Blanchett, Launches Digital Lottery

Broadway’s The Present, Starring Oscar Winner Cate Blanchett, Launches Digital Lottery

Hi everybody! Some news about The Present!

The Sydney Theatre Company production of The Present, which plays Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre, has announced a digital lottery that begins February 15. The lottery is powered by Shubert Ticketing through the Telecharge Digital Lottery platform, which provides theatregoers access to affordable tickets through multiple social networks. To enter the lottery, visit thepresentbroadway.com/lottery.

Andrew Upton’s new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s first play, Platonov, The Present is directed by John Crowley and stars Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh. The limited engagement continues through March 19 at the Barrymore (243 West 47th Street).

The cast features the Sydney Theatre Company cast of 13, all making their Broadway debuts, including Blanchett (Anna) and Roxburgh (Mikhail), as well as Anna Bamford (Maria), Andrew Buchanan (Osip), David Downer (Yegor), Eamon Farren (Kirill), Martin Jacobs (Alexei), Brandon McClelland (Dimitri), Jacqueline McKenzie (Sophia), Marshall Napier (Ivan), Susan Prior (Sasha), Chris Ryan (Sergei), and Toby Schmitz (Nikolai).

The Present is produced on Broadway by Stuart Thompson, Sydney Theatre Company, Jon B. Platt, Scott M. Delman, Ruth Hendel, The Shubert Organization, Robert G. Bartner, John Gore, and Jimter Productions LLC.

via The Playbill

(Photos) Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh in The Present #Broadway

(Photos) Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh in The Present #Broadway

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The Theater Mania website has revealed two new stills of The Present. We’ve also update the gallery with new photos. Enjoy the updates and the article from Theater Mania!

Cate Blanchett Richard Roxburgh The Present

The Sydney Theatre Company’s Broadway production of Andrew Upton’s The Present, starring Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh, has released a pair of production photos. The work runs at the Ethel Barrymore Theater and opens January 8.

Blanchett heads the cast as Anna Petrovna, alongside Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge) as Platonov. They are joined by the original Australian company, made up of Anna Bamford (Maria), Andrew Buchanan (Osip), David Downer (Yegor), Eamon Farren (Kirrill), Martin Jacobs (Alexei), Brandon McClelland (Dimitri), Jacqueline McKenzie (Sophia), Marshall Napier (Ivan), Susan Prior (Sasha), Chris Ryan (Sergei), and Toby Schmitz (Nikolai). Everyone in the cast will make their Broadway debuts.

Directed by John Crowley (Brooklyn), the production had its world premiere in 2015. Inspired by Anton Chekhov’s Platonov, Upton’s adaptation is set in the mid-1990s in an old country house where friends gather to celebrate the birthday of Anna Petrovna, an independent but compromised widow. At the center is the acerbic and witty Platonov, along with his wife, his former students, and their friends and partners. Boiling away inside their comfortable appearances is a mess of unfinished, unresolved relationships, fueled by 20 years of denial, regret, and thwarted desire.

The production features scenic and costume design by Alice Babidge, lighting design by Nick Schlieper, and sound design and musical compositions by Stefan Gregory.

Cate Blanchett The Present Richard Roxburgh


Cate Blanchett Richard Roxburgh The Present



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Cate Blanchett stars in Red, a Del Kathryn Barton short film

Cate Blanchett stars in Red, a Del Kathryn Barton short film

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As part of the 2017 Adelaide Festival, the Art Gallery of South Australia will receive the new collaboration between two of Australia’s greatest artists – Cate Blanchett and Del Kathryn Barton. The short film entitled Red will be screened at AGSA and become part of the gallery’s collection. Enjoy some articles about the film and the first stills!

Better known for her dreamy, abstract portraits, Del Kathryn Barton is venturing into the world of film, with her first work – starring Cate Blanchett – to debut at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

The short film, titled Red, is a surrealist take on female power inspired by the mating rituals of the Australian red back spider.

“This brutal chronicle spoke to me of the poetics of female power as an inherent and indeed, elemental force in the universe,” Barton said in a statement.

“By intercutting human protagonists with extraordinary macro footage, Red has evolved into what I now consider to be an uncompromising celebration of female power.”

It will be the first time Blanchett and Barton have collaborated and the first time Barton has attempted a film on her own accord; the artist’s two other experiences in film have been under the guidance of filmmaker Brendan Fletcher.

The film will be presented as part of the 2017 Adelaide Festival in January, which runs from Thursday the 26th January to Sunday the 30th of April at the Art Gallery of South Australia..

Source: Vogue Australia

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She is venomous, eats her partner after sex and weaves a tangled web.

With such a reputation, it is little wonder the Australian redback spider has inspired two of Australia’s greatest artists – Cate Blanchett and Del Kathryn Barton – to create a short film that will premiere at the Art Gallery of South Australia as part of the 2017 Adelaide Festival.
RED is billed as a surreal, savage tale of female power inspired by the mating rituals of the redback spider, which stars Blanchett, actor Alex Russell and the Sydney Dance Company’s Charmene Yap.

“In essence, the narrative in RED illuminates the unusual mating rituals of the Australian red-back spider,” Barton said. “Here, our brave little male after copulating with the monumental female gently somersaults into her mouth, offering himself as a meal postcoital. If she is not hungry she will store his bound, dying body on her web for later consumption.”

In a Q&A with the gallery, Barton said the mating habits evoked what she described as “the poetics of female power as an inherent and indeed, elemental force in the universe”.

“By intercutting human protagonists with extraordinary macro footage, RED has evolved into what I now consider to be an uncompromising celebration of female power.”

The dual-screen work delve into themes of passion, sex and death, drawing on the symbolism of the female redback spider.

Barton’s portrait of Blanchett and her children, Mother (a portrait of Cate), was a finalist in the 2011 Archibald Prize.
Blanchett, a two-time Academy Award winner, can currently be seen in German artist Julian Rosefeldt art film Manifesto at the Art Gallery of NSW. The versatile actor will also make her Broadway in December in the Sydney Theatre Company production The Present, Andrew Upton’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Platonov, which also stars Richard Roxburgh.

Barton said she screamed out loud when Blanchett agreed to appear in the short film.

“On shoot day, she nailed the long cutting performance on the first take,” she said. “Her energy exploded off the monitor. We were all blown away. Cate is mother. At that point I knew that the stakes on RED had just gone to another level. I was actually shitting myself just a little bit.”

Barton embarked on the film after winning a $50,000 creative fellowship from the Australian Film Television and Radio School in 2015.

A two-time Archibald Prize winner, Barton’s art often examines fertility and the psychology of relationships. Her previous films include the human dress (2012) and last year’sThe Nightingale and the Rose.

The short film will be screened at AGSA and become part of the gallery’s collection. AGSA director Nick Mitzevich said the short film would take Barton’s “career to a new level and to new audiences”.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

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Event Alert: Cate Blanchett joins #WithRefugees World Tour

Event Alert: Cate Blanchett joins #WithRefugees World Tour

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett is the first among a team of supporters to join #WithRefugees World Tour: Live on facebook next Monday, September 12.
To follow this event, tune in to www.facebook.com/unhcr. A petition to support the campaign is also open here>> www.withrefugees.org.

 
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For additional information, follow the official pages of UNHCR

Twitter >>UN Refugee Agency

Facebook >> UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

Official Site >> www.unhcr.org/

 

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First trailer for Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time: life’s journey narrated by Cate Blanchett

First trailer for Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time: life’s journey narrated by Cate Blanchett

The Empire magazine’s site has released the first trailer of Voyage of Time: life’s journey. This version of the documentary, narrated by Cate Blanchett, will be presented this year during the 73rd Venice International Film Festival and the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Enjoy the trailer!

via Empire Magazine

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