David Mamet News

The New York Philharmonic Sets August 2014 Worldwide Radio Broadcasts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The August broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin -- begin with Music Director Alan Gilbert conducting the New York Philharmonic in the opening program of The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival, featuring the 2014-14 season Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman as soloist. Over the course of the three-week festival Mr. Bronfman performs the complete Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle as well as the Triple Concerto with Principal Cello Carter Brey and Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow in the final Philharmonic appearance of his 34-year tenure. The festival also features the World Premieres of Lyra by Anthony Cheung and Songs by Sean Shepherd, both commissioned by the New York Philharmonic as part of The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Prize for New Music, pairing the master composer's concertos with new commissions now entering the repertoire. (more...)

Executive Director Lou Moore Departs Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' Chairman of the Board of Directors, Jerry Magnin, announced today the departure of Executive Director Lou Moore. "Lou has been instrumental in seeing The Wallis through its evolution into a world-class performing arts center," said Magnin. "We applaud her dedication and wish her much success with her future plans." (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE MATTY MATTHEWS FOUNDATION at Capital Fringe Explores Political Influence
by PJ Malmgren - Jul 24, 2014

Many have been lured to Washington with the commitment to use politics to work hard, play by the rules and make things happen - Matty Matthews among them. But whose rules and what things will happen? The Matty Matthews Foundation probes access, relevance and influence in a changing political climate. (more...)

Berkshire Playwrights Lab to Present OUT OF ORBIT, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The Berkshire Playwrights Lab, continues its 2014 season of readings of innovative and exciting new plays with a presentation of Jennifer Maisel's Out of Orbit at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA) on July 30 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

PHOENIX, Starring Julia Stiles and James Wirt, Offers $20 Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Nicholas Jabbour, Rian Patrick Durham, Poverty Row Entertainment and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater are proud to announce that a limited number of $20 tickets will be available for Scott Organ's dark romantic comedy PHOENIX at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). (more...)

Patti LuPone Coming Back for More at 54 Below; Signs Agreement Through 2016!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has announced a multi-year agreement with two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone. Twice yearly, LuPone will play two-week engagements at the venue. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/21/14 - PIECE OF MY HEART, LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS, Patti LuPone, ON YOUR FEET! and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 21, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: PIECE OF MY HEART and LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS open off-Broadway, Gloria Estefan's ON YOUR FEET! gets a reading in NYC, Patti LuPone carries the torch at 54 Below and more! (more...)

Profiles Theatre to Stage David Mamet's THE CRYPTOGRAM, 9/26-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Profiles Theatre announces the next show of its 26th Season with the 20th Anniversary production of The Cryptogram by David Mamet, directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus. The production runs September 26 - November 16, 2014 at Profiles Theatre's The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway. The press opening is October 2, 2014 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Luna Stage to Present Keith Hamilton Cobb's AMERICAN MOOR, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Luna Stage presents a special presentation of American Moor, written and performed by Keith Hamilton Cobb. In this 90 minute solo play, Mr. Cobb, best known for his starring roles on All My Children, The Young and the Restless and Andromeda, asks the questions 'What is the role of a lifetime?' and more importantly, 'What is the role of a life?' as he explores Shakespeare's Othello, race, and America... and not necessarily in that order. American Moor is directed by Paul Kwame Johnson. (more...)

Lindsay Lohan Vows 'Not to Miss Any London Shows'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Lindsay Lohan sat down with the BBC to discuss her upcoming West End debut in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow. Rumors have already started circling that she has been missing rehearsals; however, as BroadwayWorld previously reported she couldn't have because rehearsals haven't even begun. Despite her reputation of being unreliable, Lohan wants to assure people that she will not be missing any London shows. (more...)

Lindsay Lohan Issued Final Warning Due to Poor Behavior on SPEED THE PLOW?
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The actress has been causing a host of problems including showing up late to rehearsals and arriving unprepared. (more...)

UPDATE: Lindsay Lohan NOT Missing Rehearsals for SPEED THE PLOW, Despite Reports
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

A rep for the star confirms that Lohan could not have missed a single practice because rehearsals for the play haven't even started yet! (more...)

John McTernan Replaces Steve Bisley in MTC's GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

One of Australia's most versatile stage and screen actors, John McTernan, will step into the bear-pit of Melbourne Theatre Company's Glengarry Glen Ross after one of the lead actors, Steve Bisley, had to withdraw due to illness in the play's opening week. (more...)

Former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey Visits THE BULLPEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Jim McGreevey, the 52nd Governor of New Jersey, made a special appearance at the Saturday, June 28th, evening performance of Joe Assadourian's The Bullpen. A service volunteer to former prisoners seeking rehabilitation with the Exodus Transitional Community, McGreevey stopped for a photo with Playwright/Actor Joe Assadourian and Fortune Society Founder David Rothenberg. (more...)

Romantic Drama HOME, JAMES Out on VOD, 8/12
by Movies News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Devolver Digital Films is proud to announce the digital VOD release of the critically acclaimed romantic drama, Home, James, directed by Jonathan Rossetti. The award-winning feature-length film follows James, an aspiring photographer, who falls for Cooper, a hard-drinking socialite, while working his day job as a sober driver. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Queensbury Theatre's OLEANNA is Provocative, Evocative
by Katricia Lang - Jul 02, 2014

OLEANNA is quite possibly one of the most female-phobic, misogynistic writings on record, notwithstanding many of Hemingway's writings, penned by a man so distanced from the female perspective that Carol, a harridan of a character, was his best solemn reflection on a female student's experience of sexual harassment by a male professor approaching tenure. (more...)

Richard Bean's GREAT BRITAIN Set to Transfer to Theatre Royal Haymarket on September 10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Nicholas Hytner's production of Richard Bean's Great Britain will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket following its National Theatre run, with performances beginning 10 September 2014. Public booking will open this Friday, 4 July, at 9.30am, for performances until 10 January 2015. Great Britain is designed by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. Casting for the West End run will be announced shortly. (more...)

Stage Adaptation of THE WAR OF THE ROSES Coming to Broadway in 2015-16 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Tony Award winning Producers Jay Gutterman, Cindy Gutterman, Cathy Chernoff, Carl Moellenberg and Wendy Federman just announced that THE WAR OF THE ROSES, the riveting stage adaptation by Warren Adler based on his original best-selling novel of the same name, will bow on Broadway during the 2015-2016 season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/30- David Alan Grier
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2014

Happy Birthday David Alan Grier! Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in The First, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and won the Theatre World Award. He then joined the cast of Dreamgirls before going on to star opposite Denzel Washington in A Soldier's Play, for which both actors reprised their roles in the film adaptation titled A Soldier's Story. Recently was seen in David Mamet's Race on Broadway and received his second Tony Award nomination. He most recently starred on Broadway in Porgy and Bess. (more...)

'Designing Women' Star Meshach Taylor Dies at 67
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Emmy Award-winning actor Meshach Taylor, best known for his role as 'Anthony Bouvier' on TV's Designing Women, died on June 28th at the age of 67 (more...)

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