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BWW Review: BIRDMAN Is a Remarkable Fever Dream Worthy of Both Stage and ScreenBWW Review: BIRDMAN Is a Remarkable Fever Dream Worthy of Both Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 24, 2014

Full disclosure, I like most everything that I see; be it on stage, on TV, or on film. I tend to appreciate the vision required to complete such a complicated project, the artistry to craft a new work, and the creativity to bring it to life. However, while I like the majority of shows and movies that I watch, I love very few. I wanted to preface my review with that because, simply put, I loved BIRDMAN. The experience of seeing this dark comedy is as close to the rush of seeing a Broadway show as any film that I can ever remember seeing, including those actually based on Broadway shows. BIRDMAN is an acting, directing, and cinematographing triumph that is sure to be rewarded throughout the upcoming awards season. (more...)

L'Etage Cabaret to Present A STREETCAR NAMED DURANG, Begin. 11/9L'Etage Cabaret to Present A STREETCAR NAMED DURANG, Begin. 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Three one-acts from the writer The New York Times critic Ben Brantley described as "…one of our funniest playwrights," master of parody Christopher Durang, will be presented beginning November 9 at L'Etage Cabaret in Philadelphia. A Streetcar Named Durang: Two Burlesques and a Western will be presented by The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, the Philadelphia-based theater company whose mission is to present classic absurdist theater to audiences in the Philadelphia region. (more...)

SUNSET BABY and REDWOOD CURTAIN Set for Primal Forces' 2nd SeasonSUNSET BABY and REDWOOD CURTAIN Set for Primal Forces' 2nd Season
by Carol Kassie - Oct 21, 2014

Primal Forces Productions has chosen two entertaining and thought provoking pieces for its second season. The young company's successful production of David Mamet's The Anarchist in March of 2014 has encouraged producer Keith Garsson to continue its mission to 'explore the impact of the tumultuous 1960s on today's generation.' Both plays will be presented at Andrews Living Arts in Ft. Lauderdale. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Continue 2014-2015 Season with BODY AWARENESS, 10/29-11/16Gulfshore Playhouse to Continue 2014-2015 Season with BODY AWARENESS, 10/29-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Gulfshore Playhouse will continue their 2014-2015 season with Body Awareness by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Annie Baker, playing November 1st through 16th, with $30 preview performances on October 29th and 30th. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/17/14 - GRAND CONCOURSE Off-Broadway, Joely in BELLE OF AMHERST and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/17/14 - GRAND CONCOURSE Off-Broadway, Joely in BELLE OF AMHERST and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 17, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: GRAND CONCOURSE begins tonight, THE BELLE OF AMHERST with Joely Richardson opens on Sunday and more! (more...)

Al Pacino Set to Return to Broadway in New David Mamet Play- CHINA DOLL; Opens Next FallAl Pacino Set to Return to Broadway in New David Mamet Play- CHINA DOLL; Opens Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

According to the New York Times, Al Pacino will head back to Broadway next Fall in a new David Mamet play- CHINA DOLL, directed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon. According to NYT, the play is 'a two-character play about a billionaire, Mickey Ross, who has just bought a new airplane for his young fiancee as he prepares to go into semiretirement; the other character is Carson, Ross's assistant.' (more...)

Donald Margulies & Julian Schlossberg to be Honored at Primary Stages Gala, 11/3Donald Margulies & Julian Schlossberg to be Honored at Primary Stages Gala, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Primary Stages has announced that their annual Gala will take place Monday, November 3, 2014 at 583 Park Avenue. The event will celebrate the company's 30th anniversary and honor Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies and award-winning producer, Julian Schlossberg. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Clara Mamet Writes & Stars in TWO-BIT WALTZVIDEO: First Look - Clara Mamet Writes & Stars in TWO-BIT WALTZ
by - Oct 10, 2014

Below, check out the trailer for writer and director Clara Mamet's TWO-BIT WALTZ. The film stars Mamet, (daughter of playwright David Mamet) as well as Jared Gilman, Rebecca Pidgeon, Matt O'Leary, Ella Dershowitz, John Pirruccello, David Paymer and William H. Macy. (more...)

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training to Present THE WATER ENGINEFSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training to Present THE WATER ENGINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training's 2014-15 season opens with Pulitzer Prize winning and Tony Award nominated American playwright David Mamet's riveting drama THE WATER ENGINE. Originally written as a radio drama for NPR, the play made its stage debut in 1977 and received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding New Play. (more...)

Lindsay Lohan On 'Best Performance Yet' in SPEED-THE-PLOWLindsay Lohan On 'Best Performance Yet' in SPEED-THE-PLOW
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 9, 2014

Tabloid target and West End newcomer Lindsay Lohan shared a series of backstage selfies and commented on her post-opening performances as part of new social media posts this week. (more...)

Montego Glover, Robert Christopher Riley and More Star in The Old Globe's THE ROYALE, Opening TonightMontego Glover, Robert Christopher Riley and More Star in The Old Globe's THE ROYALE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The Old Globe presents Marco Ramirez's ('Orange is the New Black,' 'Sons of Anarchy') wildly theatrical new play The Royale, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning and Drama Desk Award-nominated Rachel Chavkin. Founding Artistic Director of New York's the TEAM, Chavkin most recently won accolades for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Post Critics's Picks, and Top Ten of 2012 and 2013). The Royale will run through November 2 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is tonight, October 9 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Montego Glover, Robert Christopher Riley and More in THE ROYALE at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at Montego Glover, Robert Christopher Riley and More in THE ROYALE at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Old Globe presents Marco Ramirez's ('Orange is the New Black,' 'Sons of Anarchy') wildly theatrical new play The Royale, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning and Drama Desk Award-nominated Rachel Chavkin, Founding Artistic Director of New York's the TEAM, Chavkin most recently won accolades for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Post Critics's Picks, and Top Ten of 2012 and 2013). The Royale runs now through November 2 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is tomorrow, October 9 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Oprah Winfrey & Lupita Nyong'o Visit Lindsay Lohan At SPEED-THE-PLOWOprah Winfrey & Lupita Nyong'o Visit Lindsay Lohan At SPEED-THE-PLOW
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 5, 2014

Internationally recognized media mogul Oprah Winfrey and recent Academy Award-winning 12 YEARS A SLAVE actress Lupita N'yongo visited tabloid target and West End newcomer Lindsay Lohan backstage at a performance of SPEED-THE-PLOW this weekend. (more...)

Lindsay Lohan Tweets From Backstage At SPEED-THE-PLOWLindsay Lohan Tweets From Backstage At SPEED-THE-PLOW
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 5, 2014

Lindsay Lohan shares a new selfie captured backstage at The Playhouse Theatre! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/4- Liev SchreiberSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/4- Liev Schreiber
by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2014

Happy Birthday, Liev Screiber! Schreiber's performance as Ricky Roma in the 2005 Broadway revival of David Mamet's 'Glengarry Glen Ross', directed by Joe Mantello, earned him his first Tony Award. He was again a Tony nominee for his portrayal of Barry Champlain in the 2007 Broadway revival of Eric Bogosian's 'Talk Radio', directed by Robert Falls, Other stage work includes The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of 'Macbeth', in the lead role opposite Jennifer Ehle, directed by Moises Kaufman; 'Iago'; 'Hamlet'; 'Henry the V'; and 'Cymbeline'. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Profiles Theatre's THE CRYPTOGRAMPhoto Flash: First Look at Profiles Theatre's THE CRYPTOGRAM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 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 through November 16, 2014 at Profiles Theatre's The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SPEED-THE-PLOW, Playhouse Theatre, October 2 2014BWW Reviews: SPEED-THE-PLOW, Playhouse Theatre, October 2 2014
by Adrian Bradley - Oct 3, 2014

David Mamet's Tony Award-winning Hollywood satire Speed The Plow is no stranger to stunt casting. Madonna played Karen, the temporary secretary with a dream of making a new kind of movie. So it is perhaps no surprise that producers cast troubled film star Lindsay Lohan in the role - but while it may get some bums on seats it has not made for entertaining theatre. (more...)

Review Roundup: SPEED-THE-PLOW Opens in the West End - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: SPEED-THE-PLOW Opens in the West End - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Oct 2, 2014

Theatre Royal Bath Productions welcomes Richard Schiff, Nigel Lindsay and Lindsay Lohan in David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW, helmed by Lindsay Posner at London's Playhouse Theatre and opening officially tonight, October 2, for a strictly limited run. A high-octane modern classic, SPEED-THE-PLOW is a brilliantly satirical portrayal of Hollywood filled with Mamet's trademark wit and mesmerizing dialogue. (more...)

Photo Flash: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SPEED-THE-PLOW with Lindsay LohanPhoto Flash: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SPEED-THE-PLOW with Lindsay Lohan
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 2, 2014

Theatre Royal Bath Productions is featuring Richard Schiff, Nigel Lindsay and Lindsay Lohan in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow at London's Playhouse Theatre for a strictly limited run. A high-octane modern classic, Speed-the-Plow is a brilliantly satirical portrayal of Hollywood filled with Mamet's trademark wit and mesmerizing dialogue. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

SPEED-THE-PLOW, Starring Lohan, Schiff and Lindsay, Opens Tonight in the West EndSPEED-THE-PLOW, Starring Lohan, Schiff and Lindsay, Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Theatre Royal Bath Productions welcomes Richard Schiff, Nigel Lindsay and Lindsay Lohan in David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW at London's Playhouse Theatre, opening officially tonight, October 2, for a strictly limited run. A high-octane modern classic, SPEED-THE-PLOW is a brilliantly satirical portrayal of Hollywood filled with Mamet's trademark wit and mesmerizing dialogue. (more...)

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