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The Under-Belly of Politics Well-Explored at Ensemble Theatre/In Memorium: Kyle Jean BaptisteThe Under-Belly of Politics Well-Explored at Ensemble Theatre/In Memorium: Kyle Jean Baptiste
by Roy Berko - Aug 31, 2015

What could be more appropriate in this year, which leads up to a presidential election, than to examine the political hacks who run the campaigns. Voila, for the start of its 36th season, Ensemble Theatre has chosen Beau Willimon's 2008 drama, FARRAGUT NORTH, which examines the lust for power among political hacks. (more...)

Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING Premiere Rounds Out Atlantic Theater's 30th SeasonKenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING Premiere Rounds Out Atlantic Theater's 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company has announced the final production of its 30th anniversary season, the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

Nick Hornby Joins Screenwriter Lecture Series 2015 LineupNick Hornby Joins Screenwriter Lecture Series 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and the BFI (British Film Institute) today announced that the latest in their prestigious series of lectures by the world's leading screenwriters will feature Britons Nick Hornby and Jimmy McGovern, Americans Nancy Meyers and Beau Willimon, and Australian Andrew Bovell. The lectures will take place in London between Wednesday 23 September and Saturday 3 October inclusive. (more...)

EMMY Winning Show ON STORY to Be Offered Year Round on PBSEMMY Winning Show ON STORY to Be Offered Year Round on PBS
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Austin Lone Star EMMY winner On Story, now offers programming year round. Austin Film Festival's On Story provides a look inside the creative process through the eyes of the entertainment industry's most prolific writers and directors. (more...)

TOP CHEF and THE CHEW's Carla Hall to Serve Up Tasty Stagecraft in THE THEATRICAL CULINARY PROJECTTOP CHEF and THE CHEW's Carla Hall to Serve Up Tasty Stagecraft in THE THEATRICAL CULINARY PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Theater has never tasted so good. THE THEATRICAL CULINARY PROJECT jumps into the immersive performance arena with a new project in development that fuses the in-the-moment magic of the theater with a sublime dining experience. Emmy Winning Co-Host of THE CHEW and TOP CHEF finalist Carla Hall, serves as the Executive Chef, serving a four course tasting menu to an audience that is enveloped in a multi-layered play, written by award winning playwrights Courtney Baron (Humana's Eat Your Heart Out), Hilary Bettis (The Kilroy's Top 7% List, Ghosts of Lote Bravo), and Daniel Pearle (LCT3's A Kid Like Jake), and directed by Marlo Hunter (Prospect Theater Company's Unlock'd). Co-Created by actor & producer Sasha Eden (WET Productions'BFF) and director & choreographer Marlo Hunter. (more...)

Lena Dunham & More Set for Sundance TV's New Series CLOSE UP WITH THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTERLena Dunham & More Set for Sundance TV's New Series CLOSE UP WITH THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

With Emmy(R) voting season underway, SundanceTV today announced the episode roll-out of its new original non-fiction series 'Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter,' produced in partnership with The Hollywood Reporter. (more...)

Photo Flash: Christian Borle, Laura Osnes & More Broadway Stars Participate in 2nd Annual Vulture FestivalPhoto Flash: Christian Borle, Laura Osnes & More Broadway Stars Participate in 2nd Annual Vulture Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Christian Borle, Geneva Carr, Sarah Stiles, and Brad Oscar  were just a few of the many participants in yesterday's 2nd Annual Vulture Festival in New York City. (more...)

Masquers Playhouse to Present Beau Willimon's FARRAGUT NORTHMasquers Playhouse to Present Beau Willimon's FARRAGUT NORTH
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Farragut North, the political thriller by Beau Willimon, opens May 29 at Masquers Playhouse in Point Richmond. From the creator of the taut, critically acclaimed TV hit House of Cards, Farragut North is a whip-smart drama that takes us into the spin, intrigue, and backstabbing on the campaign trail. Whether you loathe government or live for punditry, it's a gripping tale about the lust for power and the cost of achieving it. Directed by James Nelson. (more...)

Gerard Depardieu to Lead HOUSE OF CARDS in Netflix's French Adaptation?Gerard Depardieu to Lead HOUSE OF CARDS in Netflix's French Adaptation?
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2015

Could the newest incarnation of HOUSE OF CARDS have already found its leading man? (more...)

John Green, Night of Stand-Up, THE OVERNIGHT Screening and More Join 2015 Vulture Festival LineupJohn Green, Night of Stand-Up, THE OVERNIGHT Screening and More Join 2015 Vulture Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Vulture.com, New York Magazine's culture and entertainment site, today announced additional events and participants for the 2nd-Annual Vulture Festival. (more...)

THE OLD MASTERS Begins at The Flea Next MonthTHE OLD MASTERS Begins at The Flea Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The Flea will present the New York Premiere of THE OLD MASTERS. After a run at the First Look Repertory of New Work at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, Sam Marks' dark examination of marriage comes to The Flea. It will be directed by Resident Director Brandon Stock. Previews begin May 27 with opening night set for June 7. (more...)

Vulture Festival Lineup to Feature Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Poehler, Billy Eichner & More, 5/29Vulture Festival Lineup to Feature Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Poehler, Billy Eichner & More, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

New York, NY, April 22, 2015 – Vulture.com, New York Magazine's culture and entertainment site, today announced the initial lineup for the Vulture Festival, a series of high-profile events celebrating the best of today's television, music, film, and more. The Festival will take place May 30-31 at Milk Studios in New York City, and additional events will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Amy Poehler, Jerry Seinfeld & More Set for Vulture FestivalAmy Poehler, Jerry Seinfeld & More Set for Vulture Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Vulture.com, New York Magazine's culture and entertainment site, today announced the initial lineup for the Vulture Festival, a series of high-profile events celebrating the best of today's television, music, film, and more. The Festival will take place May 30-31 at Milk Studios in New York City, and additional events will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's 87th summer season. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch Among Nominees for 2015 BAFTA TV AWARDS; Full List!Benedict Cumberbatch Among Nominees for 2015 BAFTA TV AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Yesterday, the nominations for the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards were announced at a press conference hosted by television stars Freddie Fox and Amanda Abbington. (more...)

Netflix Renews HOUSE OF CARDS for Fourth SeasonNetflix Renews HOUSE OF CARDS for Fourth Season
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

According to Deadline, Netflix has renewed HOUSE OF CARDS for a fourth season, expected to premiere early next year. No official release date has been announced. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out HOUSE OF CARDS/FRIENDS Theme Song MashupVIDEO: Check Out HOUSE OF CARDS/FRIENDS Theme Song Mashup
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Below, check out a newly imagined theme song for Netflix's HOUSE OF CARDS, featuring a remix of the beloved 'Friends' theme song 'I'll Be There For You,' by The Rembrandts. (more...)

Photos: THE HEIDI CHRONICLES' Opening Night Red Carpet!Photos: THE HEIDI CHRONICLES' Opening Night Red Carpet!
by Walter McBride - Mar 20, 2015

The first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles officially opened last night, March 19, 2015, at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for all the festivities and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

VIDEO: Kevin Spacey Talks New Season of HOUSE OF CARDS on 'Today'VIDEO: Kevin Spacey Talks New Season of HOUSE OF CARDS on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Golden Globe-winner Kevin Spacey stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about Season 3 of his hit series HOUSE OF CARDS, now available on Netflix. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates 30 Years at 2015 Gala!Photo Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates 30 Years at 2015 Gala!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 3, 2015

Just last night, Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) presented its landmark 30th Anniversary Gala, at The Pierre (2 East 61st Street at 5th Avenue). Directed by Neil Pepe with musical direction by Matt Gallagher, the annual gala celebrated thirty Atlantic seasons with an evening of music and performances from the Atlantic Ensemble and celebrity artists and honor Charles R. Bendit and Paul E. Pariser, co-CEOs of Taconic Investment Partners for their long-time partnership with Atlantic. (more...)

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