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BWW Reviews: A.D. Players Presents THE 39 STEPS - It's a Tippi Good Time
by Katricia Lang - Sep 29, 2014

Like all dashing, debonair, and mustachioed bachelors, Richard Hannay has nothing to do. Listless, he decides to go to the theatre and, finally, the promise that every theatre teacher you ever had made comes true - it transforms his life. At the theatre, he meets a beautiful woman who accompanies him back to his apartment, saunters into his bedroom, then is promptly murdered in the night while he sleeps alone on his ottoman. Before the mysterious beauty dies, she fills his head with conspiracy theories that send Hannay on a wild-goose chase. He must answer the question: What (or who) is (or are) the 39 steps? (more...)

Original DEATH OF A SALESMAN Cast Member, Don Keefer, Dies at 98
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Among other roles, Don Keefer originated the role of Bernard in DEATH OF A SALESMAN on Broadway, directed by Elia Kazan, which ran from February 1949 to November 1950. According to the New York Times, stage and screen actor Donald Hood Keefer, 98, died in Sherman Oaks, Calif. (more...)

TLT Presents DIAL M FOR MURDER, 10/24-11/09
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Tacoma Little Theatre presents the classic mystery Dial "M" for Murder, by Frederick Knott, and directed by pug Bujeaud, October 24-November 9. This suspense filled thriller inspired Alfred Hitchcock to film the 1954 movie of the same name. (more...)

Hitchcock Thriller THE BIRDS Flies to Cincinnati Shakespeare This Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues their season with a Regional Premiere for the Halloween season of "The Birds" by Conor McPherson, from the short story by Daphne du Maurier October 17- November 8, 2014. This production is directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare's Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips and features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members Sara Clark, Sherman Fracher, Nicholas Rose and Brent Vimtrup. The design is generously sponsored by Raymond James. (more...)

The Dallas Chamber Symphony Presents Alfred Hitchcock's THE LODGER, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Named "Best Way to Watch a Silent Film 2014" by D Magazine, the DCS is joining forces with the Video Association of Dallas to serve up another unforgettable night of live music and film. This concert gives you a front row seat to opening night of VideoFest27 as we screen the Dallas premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller, The Lodger, digitally re-mastered. This newly released masterpiece is visually pristine, and you'll experience it in the best way imaginable, as the orchestra performs a new musical score by Douglas Pipes live-to-film. (more...)

Review Roundup: Kid-Friendly Comedy THE BOXTROLLS Hits Theaters Today!
by Danielle DeSisto - Sep 26, 2014

From the makers of animated hits CORALINE and PARANORMAN, kid-friendly comedy THE BOXTROLLS hits theaters today, September 26th! (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

THE 39 STEPS to Open Long Beach Playhouse's 86th Mainstage Season, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The 39 Steps, a suspenseful-romantic-comedy, based on the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock, opens the Mainstage Season on Saturday, Sept. 27. Four actors play over 100 characters in this Tony-winner that kept Broadway rollicking for the past three years. It is part juicy spy novel, part Monty Python, and it preserves the brilliance originally created by the master of suspense. (more...)

Shirley MacLaine's IF THEY YOU COULD SEE ME NOW to Tour Australia, December 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 07, 2014

Producers John Frost and Phil Bathols today announced that actor, dancer, director, author, activist and legend Shirley MacLaine will tour Australia and New Zealand in December in her show If They Could See Me Now - Shirley MacLaine. (more...)

Patti LuPone, VOCE, Take Dance, Ben Vereen and More Set for Pace University's Schimmel Center in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Schimmel Center at Pace University is proud to announce the 2014 / 2015 season at The Schimmel Center at Pace University, located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan, adjacent to City Hall and the Brooklyn Bridge. Schimmel Center is a world-class performing arts and culture series with an emphasis on music superstars from around the globe, charismatic and crowd-pleasing dance performances, spectacular theatre and contemporary cabaret. The Schimmel Center season begins on September 21 with Voce, Rising Opera Stars in Recital, and culminates on May 30 with Ben Vereen. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Open 28th Season with THE 39 STEPS, 9/30-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel and a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, the hilarious whodonit opening Bristol Riverside Theatre's season on September 30-October 26. Directed by Gus Kaikkonen, the ensemble cast features Dan Hodge, Matt Leisy, Karen Peakes, and Adam Sowers. (more...)

Hilberry Theatre to Present BOEING BOEING, 9/19-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Marc Camoletti's hilarious farce Boeing, Boeing opens the Hilberry Theatre's 52nd season in Midtown Detroit, playing September 19 through October 4, 2014 from $10-$30 and are available by calling the Hilberry Theatre Box Office at (313) 577-2972. Tickets for Boeing Boeing range Hilberry.com, or by visiting the box office at 4743 Cass Avenue on the corner of Hancock Street. (more...)

JD McPherson Comes to the Fox Theatre, 11/12; Tickets on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present JD McPherson at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014. (more...)

BOEING BOEING, ROMEO AND JULIET, and More to Lead The Hilberry Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The Hilberry Theatre will kick off its 52nd Season of plays on September 19 with the popular farce Boeing Boeing. The season features comedies and dramas that collectively earned 19 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations. Season tickets are on sale now. (more...)

LA Phil to Present BIG PICTURE: HITCHCOCK!, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association presents The Big Picture: Hitchcock!, a thrilling tribute to the groundbreaking films of Alfred Hitchcock, at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Hosted by Academy award-winning actress Eva Marie Saint (On the Waterfront, North by Northwest), the evening will feature mesmerizing, haunting and psychologically gripping scores by Bernard Herrmann, Dimitri Tiomkin, Alfred Newman, Franz Waxman, Miklos Rozsa and more. Iconic scenes from such Hitchcock classics as Vertigo, Psycho, Dial M for Murder, Rebecca, Spellbound, North by Northwest and more will be projected in HD on the Hollywood Bowl's big screens while the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by David Newman, performs selections from the films' magnificent scores. (more...)

A. D. Players Mainstage Theater to Present THE 39 STEPS, Opening 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

A. D. Players announces that The 39 Steps will open September 10th and run through October 5, 2014 on their Grace Theater stage, kicking off the company's 2014-2015 season. Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy, two Drama Desk Awards, two Tony Awards of 2008 and nominated for four others including Best Comedy. Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 adventure film, turned comedy, roars down the tracks and onto our stage as the first offering of an award-winning Mainstage season just for you. Suspense, romantic entanglements and laughs fill this derailed spy story that insures you a 'Good Evening' from Hitch himself. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2014 NY Film Festival Main Slate Selections
by Movies News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the 30 films that will comprise the Main Slate official selection of the 52nd New York Film Festival (September 26 October 12) (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Present AN EVENING WITH SHIRLEY MACLAINE, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Academy Award winner, singer, dancer, writer and activist Shirley MacLaine makes her Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut in her remarkable one-woman show, sharing personal stories, photos and film clips from her illustrious Hollywood career and fascinating personal life on Saturday, September 20 at 8 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season to Open with David Cromer's OUR TOWN, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will open its 50th anniversary celebration with the Kansas City premiere of David Cromer's Our Town, an enduring American story which examines the everyday lives of an average town's citizens in the early twentieth century. Our Town, one of the greatest American plays written by Thornton Wilder, the three-time Pulitzer prize-winning playwright and novelist will be directed by David Cromer, MacArthur Foundation 'genius' grant recipient and director of KC Rep's 2009 production of The Glass Menagerie which received national and local critical acclaim. This co-production with UMKC Theatre will feature redesigned seating at Spencer Theatre in the James C. Olson performing Arts Center on the UMKC campus. The show will run September 5 through 28th. High resolution photos can be found here . (more...)

THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic to Run 9/16-20
by Movies News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present the second season of THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic September 16-20, 2014, offering two concert programs of film music - La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema and Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times: The Tramp at 100 - that highlight some of the genre's most distinctive uses of music. Music Director Alan Gilbert opens the New York Philharmonic's 2014-15 season on September 16 with the Opening Gala Concert, La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema, with special guest Martin Scorsese, Oscar-winning director and film preservation proponent, who will deliver welcoming and introductory remarks. Award-winning actor, Philharmonic Board Member, and Philharmonic Radio Host Alec Baldwin returns as Artistic Advisor of THE ART OF THE SCORE. (more...)

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