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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Returns to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Starring Felicity Montagu; UK Tour to FollowPRIDE AND PREJUDICE Returns to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Starring Felicity Montagu; UK Tour to Follow
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Following sell-out performances in 2013, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's acclaimed production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted for the stage by Simon Reade, returns this year to close the 2016 Summer Season ahead of a major UK Tour in September. Opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, the tour will then visit Norwich, Cambridge, Salford, Leicester, Woking, Truro, Birmingham and Richmond, with further dates in 2017. There will be a press night at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Thursday 22 September at 7.30pm. (more...)

Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISERKen Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISER
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Director Sean Foley, who has recently enjoyed sell-out success adapting and directing The Painkiller in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season of Plays at the Garrick will, starting this autumn, under producer Mark Goucher, direct two new productions in the West End. (more...)

Lily Collins Performs Peter Pan for AudibleLily Collins Performs Peter Pan for Audible
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of acclaimed actress Lily Collins's audio interpretation of J.M. Barrie's beloved novel Peter Pan. This exuberant new recording is now available for download at audible.com/PeterPan. (more...)

THE FREE STATE OF JONES Now Available at AudibleTHE FREE STATE OF JONES Now Available at Audible
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of acclaimed stage and screen actor Mahershala Ali's interpretation of Victoria E. Bynum's powerful historical account, The Free State of Jones: Mississippi's Longest Civil War. Bynum's book serves as the inspiration for the major motion picture of the same name, which will be released this June starring Ali as Moses Washington opposite Matthew McConaughey and Keri Russell. The recording is now available for download at audible.com/freestateofjones. (more...)

Damien Molony Joins Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in NO MAN'S LAND - Full Cast Announced!Damien Molony Joins Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in NO MAN'S LAND - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

It is announced today that Damien Molony, best known for his roles in BBC's Being Human and Ripper Street, will play the role of 'Foster' in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, completing casting for the play. Molony joins the previously announced Ian McKellen as 'Spooner', Patrick Stewart as 'Hirst' and Owen Teale as 'Briggs' in Sean Mathias' production, which will tour venues across the UK from 3 August prior to a limited engagement at London's Wyndham's Theatre from 8 September. (more...)

ALIEN: OUT OF THE SHADOWS Now Available at AudibleALIEN: OUT OF THE SHADOWS Now Available at Audible
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of Alien: Out of the Shadows, starring Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner and Batman Begins) in his first role for audio, Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter film series), and Corey Johnson (The Bourne Identity and Kinsgman). The production is now available for download at audible.com/Alien. (more...)

Thandie Newton's PERFORMANCE OF JANE EYRE Now Available at AudibleThandie Newton's PERFORMANCE OF JANE EYRE Now Available at Audible
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of acclaimed stage and screen actress Thandie Newton's audio interpretation of Charlotte Brontë's beloved novel Jane Eyre. Two centuries after Brontë was born, this intimate enactment of her most enduring work is now available for download at audible.com/JaneEyre. (more...)

Owen Teale Joins Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in NO MAN'S LANDOwen Teale Joins Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in NO MAN'S LAND
by Marianka Swain - Apr 8, 2016

Tony Award-winning actor Owen Teale will play Briggs in Sean Mathias's production of Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND, which tours the UK in August, finishing with a limited run at Wyndham's Theatre in the West End from September. Teale joins theatrical legends Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart, with further casting still to be announced. (more...)

Married Couple Dylan & Becky Ann Baker Join Cast of John Doyle-Helmed PEER GYNT at CSCMarried Couple Dylan & Becky Ann Baker Join Cast of John Doyle-Helmed PEER GYNT at CSC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, today announced that acclaimed actors (and married couple) Becky Ann Baker (currently featured on "Girls") and Dylan Baker (currently featured on "The Americans") have joined the cast of its upcoming production of Henrik Ibsen's PEER GYNT, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who becomes the company's new Artistic Director in July.  (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Renee Zellweger Returns for BRIDGET JONES'S BABY!VIDEO: First Look - Renee Zellweger Returns for BRIDGET JONES'S BABY!
by Movies News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Bridget Jones is back! In the third installment of the highly anticipated movie franchise BRIDGET JONES, Renée Zellweger returns as the beloved Brit as she discovers she's expecting, but with whom? (more...)

Stage Vets Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss and Stephen Moyer Board FOX's New Series SHOTS FIREDStage Vets Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss and Stephen Moyer Board FOX's New Series SHOTS FIRED
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Academy-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Helen Hunt ('As Good As It Gets,' 'The Sessions,' 'Mad About You'), Academy- and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss ('The Goodbye Girl,' 'Jaws,' 'Madoff,' 'Mr. Holland's Opus') and Stephen Moyer ('The Bastard Executioner,' 'True Blood') have been cast in lead roles in SHOTS FIRED. (more...)

BWW Preview:  SUCCESSFUL PHILANTHROPY by Jean ShafiroffBWW Preview: SUCCESSFUL PHILANTHROPY by Jean Shafiroff
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 16, 2016

'Successful Philanthropy' by Jean Shafiroff is a practical guide to modern giving that redefines philanthropy for today's era. Far more than making monetary donations, philanthropy today encompasses giving time and knowledge, resources that can be just as valuable as financial contributions. (more...)

Emma Thompson Lends Voice to Henry James's THE TURN OF THE SHREW for AudibleEmma Thompson Lends Voice to Henry James's THE TURN OF THE SHREW for Audible
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson's audio interpretation of Henry James's gothic novel The Turn of the Screw. This stirring performance of the famously spooky tale by the star of Saving Mr. Banks, Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually, Nanny McPhee, and the Harry Potter film series is now available for download at audible.com/EmmaThompson. (more...)

Cary Elwes to Star Opposite Penelope Cruz in THE QUEEN OF SPAINCary Elwes to Star Opposite Penelope Cruz in THE QUEEN OF SPAIN
by Louisa Brady - Mar 5, 2016

According to Variety, Cary Elwes (Saw, The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights) will star opposite Penelope Cruz in Fernando Trueba's upcoming comedy-drama, THE QUEEN OF SPAIN. The movie is a sequel to Trueba's 1998 film The Girl of Your Dreams, which also starred Cruz.  (more...)

Production Underway for Season 3 of El Rey Network's FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIESProduction Underway for Season 3 of El Rey Network's FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

MIRAMAX(R) and El Rey Network announced today the start of production on the third season of its dark and highly-addictive original drama, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES. (more...)

beIN MEDIA GROUP Acquires 100% of MIRAMAXbeIN MEDIA GROUP Acquires 100% of MIRAMAX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

MEDIA GROUP ('beIN MEDIA') announced today that it has acquired 100% of MIRAMAX , one of the most distinguished and recognizable brands in entertainment and synonymous with award-winning and original content. (more...)

BWW TV: Zendaya Performs 'Neverland' at Weinstein Company's Pre-Oscars DinnerBWW TV: Zendaya Performs 'Neverland' at Weinstein Company's Pre-Oscars Dinner
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 29, 2016

Platinum-selling recording artist, Disney star and newly named Covergirl, Zendaya, stole the show in her breathtaking performance of 'Neverland' at The Weinstein Company's 2016 pre-Oscar dinner on Saturday, February 27 at the Montage, Marchesa Ballroom in Beverly Hills. Last month, Zendaya released a music video for 'Neverland,' one of the stand-out songs featured on Finding Neverland The Album (Republic Records), the official musical companion to the acclaimed Broadway production of Finding Neverland. (more...)

Breaking News: John Doyle to Direct DEAD POETS SOCIETY Premiere & PACIFIC OVERTURES as Part of Classic Stage's 2016-17 SeasonBreaking News: John Doyle to Direct DEAD POETS SOCIETY Premiere & PACIFIC OVERTURES as Part of Classic Stage's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Off-Broadway's acclaimed Classic Stage Company today announced plans for its 2016-17 season, led by incoming Artistic Director John Doyle and Managing Director Jeff Griffin. Doyle, a Tony Award winner for Sweeney Todd and the director of Broadway's highly-praised new production of The Color Purple, assumes the artistic leadership of CSC beginning in July, succeeding Brian Kulick, who has led the company since 2003. For CSC, Doyle has directed Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro, and later this season will direct Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt. (more...)


by - Feb 26, 2016

Actors Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton tell "The View" co-hosts about their new film, based on a real life story, "Eddie the Eagle." (more...)

NANNY MCPHEE to Tame Unruly Children in the West End?NANNY MCPHEE to Tame Unruly Children in the West End?
by Jessica Khan - Feb 25, 2016

Mix together a bit of good, old-fashioned discipline, a few warts and some magic, and you've got the West End's latest star -- and newest governess after Mary Poppins -- Nanny McPhee! (more...)

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