2014 Visionary Speaker Darren Aronofsky to Appear at The New Museum, 9/30
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The New Museum is pleased to announce that Academy Award-nominated director Darren Aronofsky will be featured as this year's Visionary speaker. Aronofsky (b. 1969, Brooklyn) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Now in its sixth season, the annual Stuart Regen Visionaries Series honors leading international thinkers and creators in the fields of art, architecture, design, dance, film, literature, and technology, and marks a commitment by the New Museum to consider their effects on culture at large. Aronofsky will be in conversation with novelist and critic Lynne Tillman on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the New Museum Theater. (more...)

Darren Aronofsky Developing Series Based on Margaret Atwood's MADDADDAM Trilogy for HBO
by TV News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

According to Deadline, HBO is moving forward with a TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's science fiction series MADDADDAM, with Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky set to executive produce via Protozoa Pictures. Aronofsky is also considering directing. (more...)

PHOTO: Emma Watson Graduates Brown University
by Movies News Desk - May 27, 2014

Emma Watson graduated from Brown University over the weekend, receiving a degree in English literature. (more...)

Houston Ballet Presents SWAN LAKE, 6/5-15
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

From June 15-15, 2014, Houston Ballet will cap its 2013-14 season with Stanton Welch's vibrantly theatrical staging of Swan Lake, which he created for Houston Ballet in 2006. Set to the hauntingly beautiful Tchaikovsky score, Swan Lake tells the classic tale of Odette - a beautiful maiden transformed into a swan by an evil knight - and the prince who swears his enduring love for her. It's good and evil in black and white, danced on rich and spectacular sets by the late, great New Zealand designer Kristian Fredrikson. Houston Ballet will give nine performances of Swan Lake at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston. (more...)

Francesa Harper's LOOK OF FEELING Set for Susan Batson Studio Theater, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

The Look of Feeling, a theatrical production of a one-woman show starring acclaimed artist Francesca Harper, premieres in a very special intimate limited engagement during May 2014 in New York City's theatre district. Conceived and written by Francesca and helmed by Directorial Consultant Susan Batson, The Look of Feeling is an epic saga of true stories told through dance and song about a woman, Denise Jefferson (1944-2010) - an American dance pioneer and the star's mother. (more...)

It's Official! Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly, Cush Jumbo Set for Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER at Circle in the Square This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

We've been reporting on the buzz since January, but now Hugh Jackman is making Broadway fan's May dreams come true! It's just been officially announced that Sonia Friedman Productions will present the Royal Court Theatre production of THE RIVER, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, and directed by Ian Rickson. (more...)

Sundance Institute Selects 13 Projects for June 2014 Directors and Screenwriters Labs
by Movies News Desk - May 08, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the 13 projects selected for its annual June Directors and Screenwriters Labs, taking place at the Sundance Resort in Utah from May 26 through June 26. (more...)

Francesa Harper's LOOK OF FEELING Set for Susan Batson Studio Theater, 5/9-5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

The Look of Feeling, a theatrical production of a one-woman show starring acclaimed artist Francesca Harper, premieres in a very special intimate limited engagement during May 2014 in New York City's theatre district. Conceived and written by Francesca and helmed by Directorial Consultant Susan Batson, The Look of Feeling is an epic saga of true stories told through dance and song about a woman, Denise Jefferson (1944-2010) - an American dance pioneer and the star's mother. (more...)

Nimbus Dance Works Announces 2014 Jersey City Spring Season, May 15-17
by TV News Desk - May 03, 2014

Nimbus Dance Works presents the company's 2014 Jersey City Season at Grace Church Van Vorst, May 15-17. (more...)

Hugh Jackman Reveals Next WOLVERINE Outing Will Be His Last
by Movies News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

While promoting the upcoming 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' Jackman told SFX he has not yet signed on for the next X-Men project and that even if he does, it will be his final outing as the character. (more...)

Berkeley Repertory Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's 'THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE', Begin. 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre welcomes back Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner for the West Coast premiere of his latest play, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, an epic tale of love, family, sex, money, and politics. Kushner reunites with one of his favorite collaborators, Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone, to bring this sweeping drama to the Roda Theatre. With his trademark mix of soaring intellect and searing emotion, the legendary writer unfurls a poignant story about an Italian family in Brooklyn. When retired longshoreman Gus Marcantonio decides to die, his kids come home with a raucous parade of lovers and spouses to find that even the house keeps secrets. A portrait of a dysfunctional family filled with weighty dialogue, humor, and passion, Kushner's four-act play previews Friday, May 16, opens on Wednesday, May 21, and runs through Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's THE REVENANT
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Leonardo DiCaprio will star in Alejandro González Iñárritu's film “The Revenant” for New Regency it was announced today by Brad Weston, president and chief executive officer. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 06, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Julie Taymor, Brook Shields, Daphne Rubin-Vega and More Appear During FIRST TIME FEST, Now thru 4/7
by Movies News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Following last year's acclaimed first edition, FIRST TIME FEST is back, and it shows that the secondtime is even better. The Second Time Around for FIRST TIME FEST is set for today, April 3 - 7, 2014, and it will be based at their new home. NeueHouse (110 East 25th St.). NeueHouse will be the location for panels, workshops, selected film presentations, parties and the filmmaker lounge. Most screenings, including all the competition films, will take place at the AMC Loews Village 7 (11th St. & Third Ave.) (more...)

Julie Taymor to Receive First Time Fest's 2014 John Huston Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated director Julie Taymor will be the FIRST TIME FEST'S 2014 John Huston Award For Achievement In Cinema recipient, announced FTF Co-Founders Johanna Bennett and Mandy Ward. Ms. Taymor will also be represented in the Fest's 'First Exposure' Retrospective Program where she will attend to present and discuss with the audience her first feature film, Titus. (more...)

VIDEO: Darren Aronofsky Talks 'Noah' on COLBERT
by Movies News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Director Darren Aronofsky stopped by last night's THE COLBERT REPORT on Comedy Central to talk about his new film, 'Noah', in theaters today. (more...)

Review Roundup: Open the Floodgates - NOAH Hits Theaters Today!
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 28, 2014

On Friday, Academy Award nominated director Darren Aronofsky releases the Biblically-inspired epic NOAH. The film tells the tale of the prophet who withstood the great flood from a new psychological perspective. Russell Crowe stars in the title role, alongside Jennifer Connelly, Saoirse Ronan, Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins and more. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE FLOOD Realistically Re-Imagines The Life and Times of Noah
by Sara Zweig - Mar 27, 2014

Maine's retelling of the biblical story is elegant, simple, and intriguing. (more...)

Emma Watson Speaks Out on Live-Action 'LITTLE MERMAID' Casting Rumors
by Movies News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

At the premiere of Darren Aronofsky's NOAH, in which she stars opposite Russell Crowe, Watson spoke out on the casting rumors, telling Variety: 'I mean I'd have to read it first. I love Sofia so much.' (more...)

ALL THE WAY's Bryan Cranston Set for COLBERT REPORT Tonight
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Comedy Central announced upcoming guests for THE COLBERT REPORT for week of MONDAY, MARCH 24 - THURSDAY, MARCH 27 at 11:30 P.M. ET/PT. (more...)

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