FATAL ODDS by John F. Dobbyn is Available in Hardcover and Digital Formatby BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016
Oceanview Publishing Releases Fatal Odds by John F. Dobbyn in Hardcover and Digital Format. (Mystery/Suspense, $26.95, ISBN: 978-1608091997, 352 pages, 8/2/16). (more...)
59E59 Theaters Sets 2016 Summer Seasonby BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016
59E59 Theaters has announced the lineup of shows for the 2016 Summer Season. Ticket prices range from $12 - $70 ($10 - $49 for 59E59 Members). Tickets for the summer season go on sale to 59E59 Members on June 2 at Noon, and to the general public on June 6 at Noon. Shows in the previously announced 5A Season are on sale now. Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or by visiting www.59e59.org. (more...)
Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/21-5/22/2016by - May 22, 2016
Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 22, 2016 - Sunday, May 22, 2016.
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/22/16- Laurence Olivierby Stage Tube - May 22, 2016
Happy Birthday, Laurence Olivier! Born in 1907, Olivier remains one of the most revered actors of the 20th century. He was the first artistic director of the National Theatre of Great Britain and its main stage is named in his honour. Olivier's career as a stage and film actor spanned more than six decades and included a wide variety of roles, from the title role in Shakespeare's Othello and Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night to the sadistic Nazi dentist Christian Szell in Marathon Man and the kindly but determined Nazi-hunter in The Boys from Brazil. Olivier played more than 120 stage roles: Richard III, Macbeth, Romeo, Hamlet, Othello, Uncle Vanya, and Archie Rice in The Entertainer. He appeared in nearly sixty films, including William Wyler's Wuthering Heights, Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca, Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus, Otto Preminger's Bunny Lake Is Missing, Richard Attenborough's Oh! What a Lovely War, and A Bridge Too Far, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Sleuth, John Schlesinger's Marathon Man, Daniel Petrie's The Betsy, Desmond Davis' Clash of the Titans, and his own Henry V, Hamlet, and Richard III. (more...)
BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS, Theatre Royal, Glasgow, May 16 2016by Natalie O'Donoghue - May 17, 2016
Alfred Hitchcock's classic spy thriller, The 39 Steps, brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage as the smash hit Olivier Award-Winning Comedy is now on tour after 9 years in London's West End. (more...)
Stage West to Present WAIT UNTIL DARK, Beginning 5/26by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016
Susan Hendrix is working hard to become self-reliant, having lost her sight fairly recently in a car wreck. It's no easy task--but things are about to get a whole lot harder, as her apartment is invaded by some ruthless thieves, in Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of the Frederick Knott thriller Wait Until Dark, beginning its 5-week run at Stage West on Thursday, May 26. (more...)
CELEBRITY SPIES E-book Series is Releasedby BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016
Eye Spy Publishing Ltd, has released the first e-book in a new series featuring true stories about 'real-life' spies. 'Celebrity Spies' covers forty-three professions and industries whose famous members 'spied for the side' and include fascinating trivia and hundreds of images. Book 1, Hollywood Actors, features over 50 celebrities.
Did you know?
Cary Grant was a spy hunter.
Frank Sinatra lent the CIA his jet for rendition flights.
Marilyn Monroe assembled drones during WWII.
Dr. Seuss produced instructional cartoons for the US Army Signal Corps.
Lucky Luciano, head of the mafia crime family, worked with the CIA.
The US Secret Service and hired Harry Houdini to train agents in escapology.
Alfred Hitchcock was an MI6 contact man.
Walt Disney became an undercover spy for the FBI.
Miles Copeland Jr's father worked for the CIA.
The brother of the Dalai Lama worked for the CIA?
'We are excited about the new series and although a departure from the sobering material in Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine, we hope our readers will enjoy it.'
- Mark Birdsall / Managing Editor
In the series:
Actors, Actresses, Adventurers, Archaeologists, Artists, Astronauts, Astronomers, Authors, Businessman, Cartoons, Chefs, Clergy, Cowboys and Indians, Criminals, Dancers, Directors, Engineers, Entertainers, Explorers, Fashion, Groups, Historians, Inventors, Journalists, Movie Producers, Musicians, Mystics, Naturalists, Patriots, Photographers, Physicians, Playwrights, Poets, Politicians, Producers, Royalty, Scholars, Scientists, Sculptors, Singers, Sons and Daughters, Sportsman and 'The Watched'.
Book I - Actors. Features over fifty actors who actively participated in or with the intelligence services. (more...)
BWW Review: Scott Dreier Triumphs with THE DORIS DAY PROJECT CDby Don Grigware - May 6, 2016
My association with Scott Dreier dates back to a cabaret for his first album named aptly Scott Dreier. I was exceedingly impressed with his fine voice, boyish charm and affability.Then followed his show Doris and Me, which I reviewed once in Escondido and later in Los Angeles. The show about Doris Day and his love for her went beyond what I would call an ordinary cabaret presentation. He literally blew me away. It is really two shows in one: a biography of Doris's career told through the songs she made famous and then a semi-biography of Dreier, who grew up from a young age loving Doris Day, her songs, and her movies. It is the second show that makes it all work so beautifully, because, as fans of Doris Day, we see and appreciate the effects that her persona has had on all of us. As an individual Scott Dreier is expressing what we all feel, that intense love and admiration for one of the greatest screen legends of all time. (more...)
BWW Review: Swapping Hats and Inducing Hilarity with CDG's THE 39 STEPSby Kristen Morale - May 3, 2016
Loosely based on the 1915 novel written by John Buchan, later made into the 1935 movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock and gradually turned into a staged comical farce in 2005 by Patrick Barlow, The 39 Steps is something quite wonderful to see when brought about by a gifted director and a very talented cast of four that could bring about such a myriad of wacky characters. Director Scott Hamilton, as he states in his curtain speech, was certain that he wanted to lead this show towards its absolute comedic potential, and now writing in hindsight, it is clear that he manages to do just that give quite an optimistic start to what will be a rather epic new season at the Chatham Drama Guild. In relation to that and just to mention, the Guild has been offering wonderful performances since the time Hitchcock's movie was made, so this show is sure not to disappoint anybody who enjoys an innocent and rather traditional form of visual, laugh-loud-comedy. (more...)
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...)
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