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James Franco & Chris O'Dowd-Led OF MICE AND MEN to be Screened Internationally by National Theatre Live!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

David Binder has just announced an international broadcast of the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men will be the first Broadway show filmed by National Theatre Live. Starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton, and directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men will be filmed at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street) and distributed by National Theatre Live. Screening dates for Of Mice and Men will be announced shortly. (more...)

THIRTEEN's Great Performances Features National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage Tonight
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage will air on Great Performances, tonight, February 14 at 9 p.m., ET on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

THOR's Tom Hiddleston Stars in National Theatre Live's CORIOLANUS, Screening 2/16 at Music Box Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 08, 2014

The Music Box Theatre continues its partnership with the UK's National Theatre Live - produced by Northwestern alum David Sabel - to exhibit live stage performances beamed to Chicago from England. Next weekend: Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, Thor) stars in Coriolanus, Shakespeare's searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge. Coriolanus bows Sunday, February 16, 11:30 am at Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue. (more...)

THIRTEEN's Great Performances to Feature National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage, 2/14
by TV News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage will air on Great Performances, Friday, February 14 at 9 p.m., ET on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

NATIONAL THEATRE: 50 YEARS ON STAGE, with Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes & More, to Air 2/14 on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

The National Theatre opened its doors in 1963 with Laurence Olivier as its first director. Eight hundred productions later, the venerable institution celebrates its 50th anniversary with a starry cast of theatrical legends to applaud the remarkable people and plays that have made the NT one of the most cherished and creative wellspring's of international theater: from premieres of plays by Tom Stoppard, Peter Shaffer, Harold Pinter, Alan Bennett and David Hare, to outstanding revivals of classic plays and musicals. (more...)

Helen Mirren in THE AUDIENCE Showing at Music Box Theatre, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2013

Chicagoans can experience the rare privilege of seeing Helen Mirren's acclaimed West End performance as Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience, bowing Sunday June 30 and July 3 at the Music Box Theatre. The Music Box continues its partnership with the UK's National Theatre Live to exhibit captured live stage performances beamed to Chicago from the prestigious National Theatre in London. The Audience, starring Mirren and directed by Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours), shows Sunday June 30, 1:30 pm and Today, July 3, 7:30pm at Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue. Tickets to National Theatre Live events are $15 in advance at the Music Box Theatre box office and online at www.musicboxtheatre.com/events/NT-Live-The-Audience; $18 at the door. (more...)

Helen Mirren in THE AUDIENCE Screens at Music Box Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2013

Chicagoans can experience the rare privilege of seeing Helen Mirren's acclaimed West End performance as Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience, bowing today, July 3 at the Music Box Theatre. (more...)

Music Box Theatre Screens National Theatre Live's THIS HOUSE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

The Music Box Theatre continues its partnership with the UK's National Theatre Live - produced by Northwestern alum David Sabel - to exhibit live stage performances beamed to Chicago from the prestigious National Theatre in London. This month: a backbiting drama between Britain's political partiesin a captured performance of This House, recorded during the first of its two sold-out runs at The National Theatre of Great Britain. In this witty and comical recreation of turbulent British politics in the 1970s, the realities of the British Parliamentary System unfold in the engine rooms of Westminster as rules are bent and votes are won or lost by one. This House , written by James Graham and directed by Jeremy Herrin, bows tonight, June 25, 7:30 pm at Music Box Theatre. (more...)

Music Box Theatre to Broadcast THE AUDIENCE Starring Helen Mirren, 6/30 & 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2013

The Music Box continues its partnership with the UK's National Theatre Live to exhibit captured live stage performances beamed to Chicago from the prestigious National Theatre in London. The Audience, starring Mirren and directed by Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours), shows Sunday June 30, 1:30 pm and Wednesday, July 3, 7:30pm at Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue. (more...)

Music Box Theatre Presents National Theatre Live's THIS HOUSE Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2013

The Music Box Theatre continues its partnership with the UK's National Theatre Live - produced by Northwestern alum David Sabel - to exhibit live stage performances beamed to Chicago from the prestigious National Theatre in London. This month: a backbiting drama between Britain's political partiesin a captured performance of This House, recorded during the first of its two sold-out runs at The National Theatre of Great Britain. In this witty and comical recreation of turbulent British politics in the 1970s, the realities of the British Parliamentary System unfold in the engine rooms of Westminster as rules are bent and votes are won or lost by one. This House , written by James Graham and directed by Jeremy Herrin, bows today, June 15, Noon, and Tuesday June 25, 7:30 pm at Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue. Tickets to National Theatre Live events are $15 in advance at the Music Box Theatre box office and online at www.musicboxtheatre.com/events/NT-Live-This-House ; $18 at the door. (more...)

Music Box Theatre to Present National Theatre Live's THIS HOUSE, 6/15 & 25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2013

The Music Box Theatre continues its partnership with the UK's National Theatre Live - produced by Northwestern alum David Sabel - to exhibit live stage performances beamed to Chicago from the prestigious National Theatre in London. This month: a backbiting drama between Britain's political partiesin a captured performance of This House, recorded during the first of its two sold-out runs at the National Theatre of Great Britain. In this witty and comical recreation of turbulent British politics in the 1970s, the realities of the British Parliamentary System unfold in the engine rooms of Westminster as rules are bent and votes are won or lost by one. This House , written by James Graham and directed by Jeremy Herrin, bows Saturday June 15, Noon, and Tuesday June 25, 7:30 pm at Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue. Tickets to National Theatre Live events are $15 in advance at the Music Box Theatre box office and online at www.musicboxtheatre.com/events/NT-Live-This-House ; $18 at the door. (more...)

Jeff Garlin, Tippi Hedren, & More Set for Music Box Theatre's Summer Schedule!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

Chicago's Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport, hosts a variety of special screenings and appearances throughout the summer, including Curb Your Enthusiasm's Jeff Garlin in person for opening weekend of his new IFC Films comedy Dealing With Idiots, Hitchcock muse Tippi Hedren (The Birds) in attendance for a special matinee of Marnie and Alex Winter, aka Bill in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, presenting his new documentary feature Downloaded as part of the fifth annual Summer Music Film Festival. (more...)

Limited Tickets Remain for TEDxBroadway at New World Stages, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

Just like the 2012 event, TEDxBroadway will bring together experts from a wide range of fields to create, share, and stimulate dialogue about making Broadway the best it can be. Limited tickets remain so get yours today! (more...)

Music Box Theatre Screens THE MAGISTRATE, Starring John Lithgow, 1/23 & 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

The Music Box Theatre continues its partnership with the UK's National Theatre Live - produced by Northwestern University alum David Sabel - to exhibit live stage performances beamed to Chicago from the prestigious National Theatre in London. Academy Award nominee and Tony Award-winner John Lithgow (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Shrek, This is 40) takes the title role in Arthur Wing Pinero's uproarious Victorian farce, The Magistrate, directed by Olivier Award-winner Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You and Into the Woods). The Chicago performances take place Wednesday, January 23, 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 10, 2 p.m. at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 North Southport Avenue. Tickets to National Theatre Live events are $15 in advance at the Music Box Theatre box office and online at www.musicboxtheatre.com/collections/national-theatre-live-presents; $18 at the door. (more...)

George Takei, Daryl Roth and More Set for TEDxBroadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2012

Today the organizers of TEDxBroadway unveiled its updated list of speakers, adding six more names to the lineup. (more...)

Music Box Theatre Presents National Theatre Live's TIMON OF ATHENS, 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 09, 2012

Chicago's Music Box Theatre continues its collaboration with the UK's National Theatre Live, the best of British theatre broadcast live to cinemas worldwide. Up next: the great Simon Russell Beale takes the title role in Timon of Athens, based on Shakespeare's strange fable of consumption, debt and ruin, written in collaboration with Thomas Middleton and directed by Nicholas Hytner (Miss Saigon, The History Boys). The one-time Chicago showing happens Wednesday, November 28, 7 p.m. at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 North Southport Avenue. Tickets to National Theatre Live productions are $15 in advance at the Music Box Theatre box office and online at www.musicboxtheatre.com/collections/national-theatre-live-presents; $18 at the door. (more...)

Symphony Space Presents 'Celebrating Miracles' Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2012

Voices in Unity, the 70 member choir of Unity of New York, with guests Spiritus vocal ensemble, Broadway's Rosena Hill, award-winning cabaret vocalist Marieann Meringolo, spoken word artist Gha'il Rhodes Benjamin and others, will be in concert Celebrating Miracles at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street tonight, April 23rd, 2012 at 7:30 PM. Voices in Unity share their musical diversity with selections ranging from Gospel to Broadway and Pop to Classical. The concert is put together by Music Director Britt Hall, who creates repertoire, dynamic medleys and selects guest artists to perform with the choir. (more...)

Symphony Space Presents 'Celebrating Miracles' Concert, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2012

Voices in Unity, the 70 member choir of Unity of New York, with guests Spiritus vocal ensemble, Broadway's Rosena Hill, award-winning cabaret vocalist Marieann Meringolo, spoken word artist Gha'il Rhodes Benjamin and others, will be in concert Celebrating Miracles at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street on Monday, April 23rd, 2012 at 7:30 PM. Voices in Unity share their musical diversity with selections ranging from Gospel to Broadway and Pop to Classical. The concert is put together by Music Director Britt Hall, who creates repertoire, dynamic medleys and selects guest artists to perform with the choir. (more...)

Irvine Barclay Theatre Screens the Best in British Theatre, 1/17-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2012

Now Orange County can catch some of the most talked-about shows in London, for just a fraction of the cost. Shot in High Definition, experience the best of British theatre up close and personal on the Barclay's giant screen. (more...)

Irvine Barclay Theatre Screens the Best in British Theatre, 1/17-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2012

Now Orange County can catch some of the most talked-about shows in London, for just a fraction of the cost. Shot in High Definition, experience the best of British theatre up close and personal on the Barclay's giant screen. (more...)

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