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Mirvish Announces 2015-16 Season - MATILDA, GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE, Bonus Shows and More!Mirvish Announces 2015-16 Season - MATILDA, GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE, Bonus Shows and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

In the 2015-16 season, David Mirvish will present 14 shows in Toronto, consisting of seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and four shows off-subscription. (more...)

Emily Watson Joins McKellen, Hopkins in TV Adaptation of THE DRESSEREmily Watson Joins McKellen, Hopkins in TV Adaptation of THE DRESSER
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Today Starz revealed that Emily Watson (The Theory of Everything, War Horse) has joined the cast as 'Her Ladyship' (more...)

Photo: First Look - Anthony Hopkins & Ian McKellen Star in New Starz Film THE DRESSERPhoto: First Look - Anthony Hopkins & Ian McKellen Star in New Starz Film THE DRESSER
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

?Starz, in partnership with the BBC, today announced that production has officially begun on the movie for television 'The Dresser,' an adaptation of Ronald Harwood's play, to be directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris). The production will film in and around London. (more...)

Lisa D'Amour, Heidi Schreck & More Among Finalists for 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize; Ceremony Set for TodayLisa D'Amour, Heidi Schreck & More Among Finalists for 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize; Ceremony Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize previously announced 12 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. The winner of the 2014-2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize will be named at the Awards Presentation today, March 2 in New York City. (more...)

THE ABSENCE OF WAR to Play Citizens Theatre, 31 March - 4 AprilTHE ABSENCE OF WAR to Play Citizens Theatre, 31 March - 4 April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Headlong, Sheffield Theatres and Rose Theatre Kingston bring their new production of David Hare's The Absence of War, directed by Headlong Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin, to the Citizens Theatre from 31 March - 4 April. This new staging of Hare's funny, stinging political drama focusing on the fortunes of the Labour Party arrives at the Citizens Theatre in the build up to the 2015 general election. (more...)

THE OLDEST BOY, BRIGHT STAR, POCATELLO, HAMILTON and More Among 2015 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award WinnersTHE OLDEST BOY, BRIGHT STAR, POCATELLO, HAMILTON and More Among 2015 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the recipients of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards for the 2014-15 season. The awards, totaling $858,000, allow 26 productions extra time in the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, helping to extend the life of the play after its first run. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse Nominated for 13 IRNE AwardsOgunquit Playhouse Nominated for 13 IRNE Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse has announced that it has received a total of thirteen Independent Reviewers of New England Award (IRNE) nominations for its 2014 productions of Billy Elliot the Musical, Mary Poppins and The Witches of Eastwick. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Calder, Amanda Hale & More in West End's THE NETHERPhoto Flash: First Look at David Calder, Amanda Hale & More in West End's THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The Nether is now in playing at the Duke of York's Theatre. Directed by Jeremy Herrin,Jennifer Haley's critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning play is booking for 12 weeks only to 25 April 2015. David Calder (Doyle) joins original cast members Amanda Hale (Morris), Ivanno Jeremiah (Woodnut) and Stanley Townsend (Sims) who are joined by Jaime Adler, Zoe Brough, Perdie Hibbins and Isabella Pappas who alternate the role of Iris. Set designs are by Es Devlin, with costume designs by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Paul Pyant, compositions by Nick Powell, sound by Ian Dickinson and video design by Luke Halls. (more...)

BROKEN GLASS, BALTIMORE, BLACKBERRY WINTER and More Set for New Rep's 2015-16 SeasonBROKEN GLASS, BALTIMORE, BLACKBERRY WINTER and More Set for New Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

New Repertory Theatre announces its 2015-2016 SEASON: IDENTITY. Featuring eight productions in three theatre spaces, next season includes five plays in the Charles Mosesian Theater, beginning with Broken Glass, presented in celebration of the centennial of the birth of playwright Arthur Miller; A Number, Caryl Churchill's stark and startling drama; The Snow Queen, a new musical co-written and directed by former New Rep Artistic Director Rick Lombardo; Blackberry Winter, a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere; and Freud's Last Session, a razor-sharp, witty, and much anticipated Boston Area Premiere. Our third annual Next Rep Black Box Festival will include two companion pieces whose setting is shared, but whose time is separated by 2000 years: Via Dolorosa by David Hare and The Testament of Mary by Colm To?ibi?n. The Festival will also include the Next Rep World Premiere of Baltimore by Kirsten Greenidge, co-presented with Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP). (more...)

TREASURE ISLAND, SKYLIGHT, OF MICE AND MEN and More Coming in HD to Ridgefield PlayhouseTREASURE ISLAND, SKYLIGHT, OF MICE AND MEN and More Coming in HD to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The best seats for New York and London's stage productions may just be at The Ridgefield Playhouse when stunning shows are broadcast in HD. From London's National Theatre on Sunday, February 15, at 3:30 p.m. comes family entertainment -- Treasure Island, which is suitable for 10+ years. From the Met on Sunday, February 22, at 12 p.m., Tchaikovsky's Iolanta and Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle will enchant. Skylight starring Carey Mulligan and Stephen Daldry, will be screened on Wednesday, February 25, at 6 p.m. Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, Sunday, March 8, at 12 noon, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. (more...)

Lisa D'Amour, Heidi Schreck & More Named Finalists for 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn PrizeLisa D'Amour, Heidi Schreck & More Named Finalists for 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 12 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. Chosen from over 150 nominated plays, the Finalists are: (more...)

Critics Set for THEATER TALK's Spring 2015 Preview This WeekCritics Set for THEATER TALK's Spring 2015 Preview This Week
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Theater critic Jesse Green (New York Magazine) and theater journalists Michael Musto (Out.com) and Patrick Pacheco (NY1 News) join co-hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins for a “Spring Season 2015 Preview” of Broadway productions on an all-new THEATER TALK. (more...)

THE ABSENCE OF WAR Opens at the Crucible Next MonthTHE ABSENCE OF WAR Opens at the Crucible Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

With less than 100 days to go until the country votes in the next General Election, David Hare's stinging political drama The Absence of War, opens on the Crucible stage on Friday 6 February, running until Saturday 21 February. (more...)

BWW Review: Crow's Theatre THE SEAGULLBWW Review: Crow's Theatre THE SEAGULL
by Dennis Kucherawy - Jan 26, 2015

The production of Chekov's 'The Seagull,' now on at the Berkley Street Theatre, is an uneven disappointment. It fails to engage. Like Theatre 20's production of Stephen Sondheim's 'Company,' presented in the same venue last year, this Crow's Theatre production does not deliver on its exciting promise. (more...)

John Goodman and Tom Sturridge Join UK's AMERICAN BUFFALO at Wyndham, AprilJohn Goodman and Tom Sturridge Join UK's AMERICAN BUFFALO at Wyndham, April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

John Goodman and Tom Sturridge will join Damian Lewis in the major new revival of David Mamet's gripping 1975 playAmerican Buffalo. Directed by Daniel Evans, American Buffalo will play at Wyndham's Theatre for a strictly limited run from16 April - 27 June 2015. (more...)

NT Live to Broadcast EVERYMAN, Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, This JulyNT Live to Broadcast EVERYMAN, Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, This July
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Celebrating its 6th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE is pleased to announce an international broadcast of Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) in the title role of Everyman, adapted by Carol Ann Duffy and directed by Rufus Norris, live from The National Theatre of Great Britain's Olivier Theatre on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Dates will vary at venues internationally and encore screenings will follow. (more...)

West End's THE NETHER to Host Post-Show TalkbacksWest End's THE NETHER to Host Post-Show Talkbacks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The Nether will host post-show Q&A talks during the play's West End run at the Duke of York's Theatre. With members of the creative team, as well as further guests from the worlds of theatre, the media, gaming and technology industries, there will be 6 Q&A talks after selected performances of the play. All Q&A talks are free for The Nether ticket holders. (more...)

SKYLIGHT, Starring Carey Mulligan & Bill Nighy, Moves Up First Broadway PerformanceSKYLIGHT, Starring Carey Mulligan & Bill Nighy, Moves Up First Broadway Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The upcoming Broadway production of the sold-out West End production of David Hare's SKYLIGHT, directed by Stephen Daldry, winner of the 2014 London Evening Standard Award for Revival of the Year, will now begin performances Friday, March 13 at the John Golden Theatre. The production, which will star Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy, and feature Matthew Beard, all recreating their acclaimed London performances, opens Thursday, April 2 for a strictly limited 13-week engagement. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Bring BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS to Cinemas in MarchNational Theatre Live to Bring BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS to Cinemas in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Celebrating its 6th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announcedan international broadcast of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, a new play by David Hare, based on the book by Katherine Boo, directed by Rufus Norris, live from The National Theatre of Great Britain's Olivier Theatre on Thursday, March 12, 2015. (more...)

Season 3 Premiere of DOWNTON ABBEY Delivers Over 10 Million Viewers on PBSSeason 3 Premiere of DOWNTON ABBEY Delivers Over 10 Million Viewers on PBS
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

PBS and WGBH announced today that Sunday's premiere of "Downton Abbey, Season 5" on MASTERPIECE enthralled viewers nationwide as the Crawley family returned to face the changing tides of England in 1924. (more...)

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