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Palm Beach Poetry Festival Celebrates National Poetry Month with Three Free Special Events in AprilPalm Beach Poetry Festival Celebrates National Poetry Month with Three Free Special Events in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Susan R. Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, and Dr. Blaise Allen, Director of Community Outreach, today invited local poets and poetry fans to celebrate National Poetry Month at three free special events in April. (more...)


by Movies News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

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Photo Flash: Practically Perfect! First Look at Emily Blunt in Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNSPhoto Flash: Practically Perfect! First Look at Emily Blunt in Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNS
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 3, 2017

Today, Disney has shared a first glimpse of Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in MARY POPPINS RETURNS, the all new sequel to Disney's 1964 film “Mary Poppins.” Check it out below! (more...)

Palm Beach Poetry Festival Invites Local Poets & Poetry Lovers to Nine Special EventsPalm Beach Poetry Festival Invites Local Poets & Poetry Lovers to Nine Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Susan R. Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, and Dr. Blaise Allen, Director of Community Outreach, today invited local poets and poetry fans to nine upcoming special workshops and events: (more...)

It's Official! Angela Lansbury Joins MARY POPPINS RETURNS as 'Balloon Lady'It's Official! Angela Lansbury Joins MARY POPPINS RETURNS as 'Balloon Lady'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Disney has confirmed rumors from back in December that Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of 'Mary Poppins Returns,' the all-new sequel to Disney's 1964 film 'Mary Poppins' currently filming at Shepperton Studios. She will feature as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from PL Travers' series of Mary Poppins children's books. The film is scheduled for release December 25, 2018. (more...)

Production Begins on MARY POPPINS RETURNS; Official Plot + More Details Revealed!Production Begins on MARY POPPINS RETURNS; Official Plot + More Details Revealed!
by Movies News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Production on MARY POPPINS RETURNS, the all new sequel to Disney's 1964 film “Mary Poppins,” has commenced at Shepperton Studios. (more...)

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is announced today. Joining Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who play husband and wife Martin and Stevie in Ian Rickson's production, will be Jason Hughes as Martin's oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards Winners Announced - Erica Miller, Hasani Allen, Milburn Stone Theatre and More!2016 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards Winners Announced - Erica Miller, Hasani Allen, Milburn Stone Theatre and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Baltimore winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)


by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2016

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Curators' Choice to Feature Ten of 2016's Best Films at Moving ImageCurators' Choice to Feature Ten of 2016's Best Films at Moving Image
by Movies News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

In its annual Curators'Choice series, a selection of some of the best and most adventurous films released in the past year, Museum of the Moving Image will present ten titles, from December 30, 2016 through January 8, 2017. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery Exhibits Portraits to Mark 50th Anniversary of Gay RightsNational Portrait Gallery Exhibits Portraits to Mark 50th Anniversary of Gay Rights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

A display of photographic portraits to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales in 1967 opens at the National Portrait Gallery this Friday 25 November. (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Covers THE LITTLE MERMAID's 'Kiss the Girl'VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Covers THE LITTLE MERMAID's 'Kiss the Girl'
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

In a new interview with USA Today, HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda reveals his love of the Disney film THE LITTLE MERMAID with his own rendition of 'Kiss the Girl.' (more...)

BWW's Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musical Movie Remakes!BWW's Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musical Movie Remakes!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 5, 2016

With so many upcoming projects in the works, BWW has put together a guide to what's in store from the House of Mouse and its uber-talented creative teams! (more...)

Sophie Okonedo to Join Damien Lewis in Edward Albee's THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?Sophie Okonedo to Join Damien Lewis in Edward Albee's THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

It is announced today that the Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor Sophie Okonedo will join Damian Lewis in a new production of Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?  Directed by Ian Rickson, the production will play a strictly limited 12 week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 24th March to 24th June 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ophelia Lovibond On THE LIBERTINEBWW Interview: Ophelia Lovibond On THE LIBERTINE
by Marianka Swain - Oct 7, 2016

Actress Ophelia Lovibond has done a range of screen roles, from beleaguered Izzy in W1A to Elementary, Guardians of the Galaxy and new Sky 1 series Hooten & The Lady. Now, she's making her West End debut, playing 17th-century actress Elizabeth Barry in The Libertine opposite Dominic Cooper as the infamous Earl of Rochester. (more...)

Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer to Portray 'Banks' Siblings in Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNSBen Whishaw, Emily Mortimer to Portray 'Banks' Siblings in Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNS
by Movies News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Variety reports that Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw have signed on to the cast of Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNS. The actors will join previously announced cast members Emily Blunt, Meryl Street and Lin-Manuel Miranda in the film. (more...)

FROZEN Confirms Michael Grandage & Christopher Oram Will Join Creative TeamFROZEN Confirms Michael Grandage & Christopher Oram Will Join Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Michael Grandage and Tony and Olivier Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram are confirmed for the creative team of Frozen, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, slated to open at Broadway's St. James Theatre in spring 2018.   (more...)

Breaking News: Michael Grandage Will Direct FROZEN; Christopher Oram Joins Team as Scenic & Costume DesignerBreaking News: Michael Grandage Will Direct FROZEN; Christopher Oram Joins Team as Scenic & Costume Designer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Michael Grandage and Tony and Olivier Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram are confirmed for the creative team of Frozen, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, slated to open at Broadway's St. James Theatre in spring 2018.   (more...)

Donmar Warehouse's All-Female THE TEMPEST Begins Tonight at King's CrossDonmar Warehouse's All-Female THE TEMPEST Begins Tonight at King's Cross
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading will compose original music for Phyllida Lloyd's forthcoming production of The Tempest. The songs will be set to Shakespeare's words in the Donmar's new all-female production which starts performance from tonight 23rd September. (more...)

Joan Armatrading to Pen Songs for Donmar's All-Female THE TEMPEST at King's CrossJoan Armatrading to Pen Songs for Donmar's All-Female THE TEMPEST at King's Cross
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading will compose original music for Phyllida Lloyd's forthcoming production of The Tempest. The songs will be set to Shakespeare's words in the Donmar's new all-female production which starts performance from 23rd September. (more...)

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