Syracuse Stage to Present KEN LUDWIG'S BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY, 5/11-29by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016
?The game is wildly and hilariously afoot as Syracuse Stage concludes the 2015/2016 season with Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, May 11-29. (more...)
MARY POPPINS, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' & More on Tap for Syracuse Stage's 2016-17 Seasonby BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016
Two musicals, two searing dramas, a renowned classic, and an all-time favorite comedy-thriller make up the 2016/2017 Syracuse Stage season. (more...)
Ed Rothstein to Host The New School's (UN)SILENT FILM NIGHT, 5/13by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016
The New School's College of Performing Arts is pleased to welcome the public for the third edition of its (Un)Silent Film Night series, in which the College of Performing Arts Theater Orchestra will perform Jazz student Nathan Kamal's original score to Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece The Birds. (more...)
Film Forum to Screen One-Week Noel Coward Festival This Mayby BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016
NOËL COWARD, a one week festival devoted to the English playwright, actor, singer, composer, lyricist, director, screenwriter, and wit, will run at Film Forum from Friday, May 13 through Thursday, May 19. (more...)
BWW Review: DIAL M FOR MURDER at Olney Theatre Center - It's Like 'CSI' In Personby Charles Shubow - Apr 18, 2016
Olney Theatre Center Associate Artistic Director Jason King Jones directs an enticing psychological thriller. (more...)
Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights Seasonby BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016
Blumenthal brings the largest Broadway season yet, with more than 20 shows on tap in the 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights and Broadway Extras lineup. A season filled with award-winning titles, show fans can be sure Broadway's latest and greatest are headed to Charlotte. (more...)
Cornelia Parker's Dramatic 2016 Roof Garden Commission to Open Next Week at The Metby BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016
A large-scale sculpture by acclaimed British artist Cornelia Parker, inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and by two emblems of American architecture-the classic red barn and the Bates family's sinister mansion from Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho -- will comprise the fourth annual installation of site-specific works commissioned for The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. (more...)
GREAT LIVES is Now Availableby BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016
Educational publisher Simply Charly is pleased to announce the launch of a new series of brief yet comprehensive biographies exploring the fascinating-and often misunderstood-lives of some of history's greatest authors, scientists, politicians, philosophers, and artists.
Written by prominent scholars, academics, and other experts, the 'Great Lives' series is specifically designed for a general audience. It offers engaging and accessible introductions to many of the men and women whose genius profoundly changed their world and, in many cases, ours. The books not only illuminate their subjects' lives, but, especially in the case of writers, also offer significant insights into their bodies of work.
'People love to discover and explore the lives of history's great men and women,' says Charles Carlini, founder of Simply Charly and CEO of Carlini Media. 'However, we've found that they relate better to books that are concise and written in an interesting, attention-grabbing manner. Ours are exactly that: brief, but comprehensive and compelling. And that's why we used the word 'simply' in the titles.'
The first slate of books-which includes Simply Darwin, Simply Dirac, Simply Dickens, Simply Faulkner and Simply Wittgenstein-will be released in digital form at the end of April 2016, with print versions to follow. Additional titles in the series, focusing on Ernest Hemingway, Jane Austen, Alfred Hitchcock, James Joyce, Richard Wagner, René Descartes, Virginia Woolf, and many others, will be published later this year.
The e-books are priced at $7.99 and paperbacks at $8.99.
The series has garnered considerable advance praise and critical acclaim. David Paroissien, editor of Dickens Quarterly, called Paul Schlicke's Simply Dickens an 'eminently accessible portrait, expertly blending the contours of Dickens's multivalent activities with commentary on his development as a novelist.'
Similarly, David Sepkoski, Research Scholar at Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, said that Simply Darwin-whose author Michael Ruse is one of the world's foremost experts on the history of evolution-'provides an entertaining, stimulating, and provocative account of the life and legacy of Charles Darwin. This is one of the best short summaries of the topic available.'
For more information and reviews, please visit http://simplycharly.com/books.
'Great Lives' book trailer https://youtu.be/DMSpx5pSWgQ.
About Simply Charly
Simply Charly is a one-stop portal to a wealth of information about some of the world's most prominent historical figures. Geared to students, teachers, and anyone interested in learning more about the great men and women who changed the world, the site's mission is to become the leading online source for everything visitors want to know about these groundbreaking individuals. (more...)
Abby Books Celebrates Doris Day's 92nd Birthday with New Movie Poster Bookby BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016
In celebration of singer and actress Doris Day's 92nd birthday, Abby Books has published a commemorative movie posters book featuring posters from 20 of her best films.
Titled 20 Doris Day Movie Posters, the mini-book includes full-sized posters on 8 x 10 pages from the Hollywood icon's following films:
Romance on the High Seas (1948), her film debut.
Young Man with a Horn (1950) opposite the legendary Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall.
Lullaby of Broadway (1951), one of her best earliest films.
On Moonlight Bay (1951), a musical with Gordon MacRae.
Storm Warning (1951), a film noir thriller starring Ginger Rogers and Ronald Reagan.
I'll See You in My Dreams (1952) opposite Danny Thomas, best known as the star of the TV series, Make Room for Daddy.
By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953), sequel to On Moonlight Bay (1951).
Calamity Jane (1953), a lighthearted musical opposite Howard Keel.
Love Me or Leave Me (1955), opposite the great James Cagney in a biographical romantic musical drama which tells the life story of Ruth Etting.
Young at Heart (1955), a musical with legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra.
Alfred Hitchcock's suspense thriller, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), which won an Academy Award for Best Song for Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera), sung by Doris Day, which became her signature song.
The Pajama Game (1957), based on the stage musical of the same name.
Teacher's Pet (1958), romantic comedy opposite the iconic Clark Gable.
Pillow Talk (1959), the first of three her memorable romantic comedies with Rock Hudson which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Midnight Lace (1960), a box office hit mystery thriller with Rex Harrison.
Lover Come Back (1961), her second film, also a romantic comedy, with Hudson.
That Touch of Mink (1962), a romantic comedy with the iconic Cary Grant.
The Thrill of It All (1963), a romantic comedy with wry, handsome leading man James Garner.
Move Over Darling (1964), a comedy film, her second with Garner.
And, Send Me No Flowers (1964), her third film, a comedy, with Hudson.
Day was one of the top box office and pop stars of the '50s and '60s, In all, she appeared in 39 feature films. The last film was 1968's With Six You Get Eggroll.
20 Doris Day Movie Posters is available from Abby Books at www.classicmovieposters.com. The book is 26 pages and sells for $12.95. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Promo Shots of Ashley Shaw and Matthew Bourne in the World Premiere of THE RED SHOESby BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016
New Adventures are delighted to announce the World Premiere of Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Monday 21 November with an eight week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 6 December 2016 to Sunday 29 January 2017. Press Night is Wednesday 14 December. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the promo shots below! (more...)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016
New Adventures are delighted to announce the World Premiere of Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Monday 21 November with an eight week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 6 December 2016 to Sunday 29 January 2017. Press Night is Wednesday 14 December. Full tour schedule below. www.new-adventures.net (more...)
Eddie Korbich's One-Man Show TRU to Play Pittsburgh Public Theaterby BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016
Pittsburgh Public Theater presents Broadway actor Eddie Korbich as Truman Capote in TRU, a one-man play by Jay Presson Allen based on Capote's words and works. Directed by The Public's Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas, TRU runs April 21 - May 22, 2016 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit ppt.org. (more...)
Syracuse Stage and SU Drama to Stage MARY POPPINS This Winterby BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016
A beloved family musical brightens the holiday season as Syracuse Stage and the Syracuse University Department of Drama combine to present MARY POPPINS, November 26 through December 31, 2016. (more...)
BWW Review: Gaslight's BASKERVILLE is A Yawnby Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 1, 2016
Ken Ludwig created one of theater's best-loved and critically acclaimed farces with Lend Me A Tenor, then updated the book of one of musical theater's most revered Gershwin titles (Girl Crazy) with the long-running and equally beloved Crazy For You. Since those two mega-hits, however, he's been less successful (although, inarguably, he's kept busy churning out scripts and cashing royalty checks) and perhaps no new script has proved that point more than Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. (more...)
VTA Sets 2016 Cool Films Seriesby BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016
Victoria Theatre Association's annual Summer Cool Films Series continues 2016's celebration of Victoria Theatre's 150th Anniversary with a special line up of films celebrating the time when generations of Daytonians came to the "Victory" to see the latest movie release. The Summer Cool Films Series runs July 8-August 28 and includes Reel Late at the Vic late night movies and daytime Family Films! Beginning July 8, VTA will set out the popular FREE popcorn and FREE soda plus some FREE nostalgia at the historic Victoria Theatre. Passbooks for the series are on sale now at Ticket Center Stage. Call (937) 228-3630, toll free (888) 228-3630 or purchase online at www.ticketcenterstage.com. (more...)
THE REAL THING, DEAR MASTER & More Set for Aurora Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Seasonby BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016
Berkeley's acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company proudly announces the lineup for its 25th anniversary season. The company opens the season with a revival of Dorothy Bryant's DEAR MASTER, directed by acclaimed actress and director Joy Carlin and featuring Kimberly King and Michael Ray Wisely. (more...)
Movie Picks from Steppenwolf's THE FLICK Cast Membersby Rachel Weinberg - Mar 29, 2016
Cast members Will Allan and Caroline Neff from Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of THE FLICK reveal their top five favorite films. (more...)
Monmouth Community Players to Stage Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPSby BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016
Monmouth Community Players is proud to announce the cast of their final 2015-2016 season production of the Tony Award-winning adventure comedy, Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, directed by MCP's Artistic Director Adam P. Blais. Performances begin on April 15th at the historic Cumston Hall in Monmouth for this madcap cross between a 1930's film noir spy thriller and a slapstick British farce. (more...)
Grippo Stage Co.'s THE BEN HECHT SHOW to Premiere This Summer at Piven Theatreby BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016
The fascinating life of Chicago newspaperman turned legendary playwright, screenwriter and novelist Ben Hecht takes center stage in Grippo Stage Company's world premiere of THE BEN HECHT SHOW, written and performed by James Sherman and directed by Dennis Za?ek. (more...)
BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS, British Farcical Fun, at Blank Canvasby Roy Berko - Mar 15, 2016
What do you do if you are bored? If you are Richard Hannay, the major character in Patrick Barlow's THE 39 STEPS, now on stage at Blank Canvas, you go to the theater to see 'something mindless and trivial.' If you, personally are bored and looking for something to fill your time, THE 39 STEPS should fill the bill! (more...)
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