Barry Levinson News

Signature Theatre Announces Five New Plays for SigWorks SeriesSignature Theatre Announces Five New Plays for SigWorks Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre announces the five new plays by DC area playwrights chosen out of 139 submissions to have readings as part of the SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Reading's at Ali's Bar series - Alabaster by Audrey Cefaly, Dogwood Cross by Michael Trottier, The Homecoming by Dani Stoller, The Reapers on Woodbrook Avenue by Mardee Bennett and Swimming with Whales by Bob Bartlett. (more...)

Body Swap! Full Cast Announced for FREAKY FRIDAY World Premiere in D.C. This FallBody Swap! Full Cast Announced for FREAKY FRIDAY World Premiere in D.C. This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. (more...)

Maria Rizzo and Rachel Zampelli to Star in THE GULF World Premiere This Fall at Signature TheatreMaria Rizzo and Rachel Zampelli to Star in THE GULF World Premiere This Fall at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Virginia's Tony-Award winning Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of The Gulf by DC playwright Audrey Cefaly. Directed by Signature's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature Theatre's The Flick, Gypsy), The Gulfcontinues Signature Theatre's commitment to producing regional and local premieres of important new plays. The production stars Maria Rizzo (Signature's Gypsy, West Side Story) and Rachel Zampelli (Signature's The Fix, Dying City), and runs September 13 - November 6 in Signature Theatre's intimate ARK Theatre. (more...)

Robert DeNiro to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Sarajevo Film FestivalRobert DeNiro to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Sarajevo Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Preeminent Actor, director and producer Robert De Niro, two-time Academy Award® winner, five-time Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe® winner, will receive the first Honorary Heart of Sarajevo - Lifetime Achievement Award for his extraordinary contribution to the art of film (more...)

Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater CompanyTony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company just announced casting for the world premiere musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbekand choreography by Lee Sher. (more...)

Barbra Streisand Says GYPSY Film May Be Delayed Again: 'I'm At Their Mercy'Barbra Streisand Says GYPSY Film May Be Delayed Again: 'I'm At Their Mercy'
by Movies News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

In all-new interview in today's New York Times, legendary singer Barbra Streisand speaks about her 9-city summer tour which launched last night in LA (check out video highlights HERE!), as well as the status of her much-talked about remake of GYPSY. (more...)

Harvey Keitel to Receive Locarno Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement AwardHarvey Keitel to Receive Locarno Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Fifty years and over a hundred faces. In a name, Harvey Keitel. Locarno embraces one of the greatest actors in Hollywood and rewards him on August 6th in Piazza Grande with the Lifetime Achievement Award. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL, Starring Barbra Streisand Set for REEL 13 July LineupFUNNY GIRL, Starring Barbra Streisand Set for REEL 13 July Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Legendary leading ladies Elizabeth Taylor, Greta Garbo, Rita Hayworth and Barbra Streisand are featured in the July Reel 13 schedule.  (more...)

HBO to Present Encore Plays of MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHTHBO to Present Encore Plays of MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

HBO will remember Muhammad Ali with encore plays of the HBO Films drama MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT, which will be presented on the main HBO channel this Wednesday, June 8 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and Friday, June 10 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

New Musicals SKIN & BONES and U.G.L.Y. Set for SigWorks: Musical Theater LabNew Musicals SKIN & BONES and U.G.L.Y. Set for SigWorks: Musical Theater Lab
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre has announced the two musicals that have been chosen for the SigWorks: Musical Theater Lab, a new developmental workshop for musical theater writers - SKIN & BONES by Ben Clark and Andrew Kramer and U.G.L.Y. by Darius Smith. (more...)

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SPAMALOT, Starring Richard Kline and Mariand Torres, Begins 4/21 at CRTSPAMALOT, Starring Richard Kline and Mariand Torres, Begins 4/21 at CRT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage Monty Python's Spamalot, the Tony Award winning musical comedy with book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle as the final show of its 2015-2016 season. The show is directed by Richard Ruiz. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from April 21 - May 1, 2016. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/12/2016 - EXIT STRATEGY, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and More!Broadway AM Report, 4/12/2016 - EXIT STRATEGY, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 12, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS celebrates its one-year Broadway anniversary! (more...)

It's Her Turn! Barbra Streisand's GYPSY Movie Finally Moving Forward with New HelmerIt's Her Turn! Barbra Streisand's GYPSY Movie Finally Moving Forward with New Helmer
by Jessica Khan - Apr 11, 2016

Barbra Streisand will finally be singing 'Rose's Turn' now that her long-in-the-wings GYPSY film has found a director in RAIN MAN Oscar-winner Barry Levinson (who also wrote the book for Sheryl Crow's musical DINER). (more...)

Signature Theatre's Stephen Sondheim Young Artist Citation Goes to William YaneshSignature Theatre's Stephen Sondheim Young Artist Citation Goes to William Yanesh
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

William Yanesh, a Washington DC-based composer (Adventure Theatre MTC's CAPS FOR SALE), orchestrator (Shakespeare Theatre's MAN OF LA MANCHA) and musical director (Signature's THE LAST FIVE YEARS) will be honored with the Stephen Sondheim Young Artist Citation. (more...)

NBC Orders Season 2 of Jennifer Lopez-Led SHADES OF BLUENBC Orders Season 2 of Jennifer Lopez-Led SHADES OF BLUE
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

One of NBC's strongest dramas to debut in recent years — both critically and in delivering a solid overall ratings return — SHADES OF BLUE has been renewed for a second season. (more...)

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE to Air on Reel 13 This MonthTHE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE to Air on Reel 13 This Month
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

John Frankenheimer's nail-biting black-and-white Cold War thriller The Manchurian Candidate is featured in the February Reel 13 lineup. (more...)

NBC Renews Jennifer Lopez Drama SHADES OF BLUE for Second SeasonNBC Renews Jennifer Lopez Drama SHADES OF BLUE for Second Season
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

 One of NBC's strongest dramas to debut in recent years — both critically and in delivering a solid overall ratings return — “Shades of Blue” has been renewed for a second season. (more...)

Michael Cerveris, Richard Maltby Jr. and More to Honor John Weidman with Signature's 2016 Stephen Sondheim AwardMichael Cerveris, Richard Maltby Jr. and More to Honor John Weidman with Signature's 2016 Stephen Sondheim Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Just announced, Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre will honor Broadway librettist John Weidman (ASSASSINS, PACIFIC OVERTURES, ROAD SHOW) with the company's seventh Stephen Sondheim Award on April 4, 2016. (more...)

Discovery Orders Additional Episodes of its First-Ever True Crime Series KILLING FIELDSDiscovery Orders Additional Episodes of its First-Ever True Crime Series KILLING FIELDS
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Discovery announced today that it has ordered a minimum of six episodes of its critically-acclaimed true crime series KILLING FIELDS. (more...)

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