Angela Lansbury To Topline ‘Blithe Spirit’ On London Stage
Angela Lansbury is set to appear on the London stage for the first time in nearly four decades in a new production of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. The 88-year-old Brit will play Madame Arcati, a role she played on Broadway in 2009, winning a Tony Award. The show will open March 18 for a limited 15-week run at the Gielgud Theatre. The former Murder, She Wrote star and MGM contract player, who won an Honorary Oscar this year, most recently trod the West End boards playing the lead role in Gypsy in 1974.
‘The Grandmaster’ Leads With Asia-Pacific Film Festival Awards Nominees
Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster leads the field with nine nominations at the 56th Asia-Pacific Film Festival awards. The film, which premiered at Cannes, is up for best picture against Anthony Chen’s Ilo Ilo, Kore-Eda Hirokazu’s Like Father, Like Son, Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox, Tsai Ming-liang’s Stray Dogs and Georgia’s In Bloom. Missing among the best pic nominees is Snowpiercer, which has the second-most nominations with seven. The Lunchbox is third with six. The awards will be presented at during a ceremony December 15 in Macau. A full list of nominations is here.