La La Land breaks record for most Oscar nominations for a musical film
By Ben Hewis
The musical has been nominated a record-breaking 14 times
Nathaniel Martello-White: 'If the writing is good enough, all you need are actors and the space'
The star of upcoming TV series Guerrilla on the inspiration behind his new Royal Court play Torn
Denzel Washington to produce August Wilson plays for HBO
By Editorial Staff
The Hollywood star previously won a Tony Award for Fences
Michael Coveney: Comedians playing it straight on stage
Stephen Merchant is the latest high profile comic to tread the boards
Lenny Henry to be knighted in Queen's birthday honours
Henry said it was a 'wonderful thing' to be recognised
Michael Coveney: Rufus Norris's National - fresh meat or cold potatoes?
'In the admirable rush to be all things to all men in the name of diversity and inclusivity, the danger is you lose sight of what you really want to do'
The August Wilson years: Ten decades, ten plays… including Fences
At our recent WhatsOnStage Outing to Fences, including a post-show Q&A with Lenny Henry and the cast, we were alarmed to discover that only 10% of the audience were familiar with the play's author, the late, great August Wilson. If you're in the 90% of the uninitiated, read this feature by Al Senter and improve your education right now.