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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...)

VIDEO: Michael Gambon to Retire from Theater; Watch Memorable Roles & Appearances!VIDEO: Michael Gambon to Retire from Theater; Watch Memorable Roles & Appearances!
by Movies News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Below, watch recent interviews with the talented British stage actor as well as scenes from his most memorable roles (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...)

Maureen Lipman and James Dreyfus Star in HARVEY, Opening Next Month at Birmingham Repertory TheatreMaureen Lipman and James Dreyfus Star in HARVEY, Opening Next Month at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy HARVEY directed by Lindsay Posner, will open at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 6 February, running until 21 February. First produced on Broadway in 1944 where it ran for four years, this new production stars James Dreyfus as Elwood P. Dowd and Maureen Lipman as his sister, Veta. (more...)

TACT'S THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE Revival Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayTACT'S THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE Revival Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, the critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway company 'dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit,' presents the first New York revival in 30 years of The Killing of Sister George, the controversial 1964 play by Frank Marcus. The first production of the company's 22nd Season will be directed by TACT Company Member Drew Barr, who directed the company's Fall 2012 production of Brian Friel's Lovers. Performances begin at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) tonight, September 23, 2014. Opening night is set for Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30pm. Performances will continue through November 1, 2014. (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Set for UK Tour After Opening at Salisbury Playhouse TonightPRIDE AND PREJUDICE Set for UK Tour After Opening at Salisbury Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Celebrating 200 years since the nation's favourite novel was published, a highly praised, sparkling and fresh stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice will open at Salisbury Playhouse tonight 18 September prior to a 2 month UK Tour. On sale now. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with TACT's THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGEPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with TACT's THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, the critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway company, presents the first New York revival in 30 years of The Killing of Sister George, the controversial 1964 play by Frank Marcus. The first production of the company's 22nd Season will be directed by TACT Company Member Drew Barr, who directed the company's Fall 2012 production of Brian Friel's Lovers. Performances begin at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Opening night is set for Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30pm. Performances will continue through November 1, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Gregory Doran's THE WITCH OF EDMONTON at Swan TheatreFull Cast Announced For Gregory Doran's THE WITCH OF EDMONTON at Swan Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Full casting is announced for Gregory Doran's new production of the rarely-performed Jacobean domestic tragedy by Dekker, Ford and Rowley, The Witch of Edmonton. As previously announced Eileen Atkins returns to the RSC in the title role of Elizabeth Sawyer as the RSC continues to stage the plays of Shakespeare's contemporaries in the Swan Theatre. The Witch of Edmonton opens for previews on the 23 October 2014 and will play in repertoire with an extended run of The White Devil until the 29 November 2014. (more...)

Cynthia Harris, Darrie Lawrence & More to Star in TACT'S THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE RevivalCynthia Harris, Darrie Lawrence & More to Star in TACT'S THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE Revival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, the critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway company 'dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit,' is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the first New York revival in 30 years of The Killing of Sister George, the controversial 1964 play by Frank Marcus. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Emma Stone Stars in Woody Allen's MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHTVIDEO: First Look - Emma Stone Stars in Woody Allen's MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Sony Pictures Classics has debuted the trailer for Woody Allen's upcoming film, MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT from Gravier Productions. Check it out below! (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Set for UK Tour After Opening at Salisbury Playhouse, Sept 18PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Set for UK Tour After Opening at Salisbury Playhouse, Sept 18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Celebrating 200 years since the nation's favourite novel was published, a highly praised, sparkling and fresh stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice will open at Salisbury Playhouse on Thursday 18 September prior to a 2 month UK Tour. On sale now. (more...)

Critics & Spectators Complain Of Overzealous Audiences For Martin Freeman At RICHARD IIICritics & Spectators Complain Of Overzealous Audiences For Martin Freeman At RICHARD III
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 7, 2014

A number of critics and some outspoken spectators have expressed their dissatisfaction with the perceivedly overzealous audiences being attracted to attend the current West End production of William Shakespeare's hallowed history play RICHARD III starring notable stage and screen star Martin Freeman. (more...)

RSC to Present First MIDSUMMER MISCHIEF FESTIVAL, Today-July 12RSC to Present First MIDSUMMER MISCHIEF FESTIVAL, Today-July 12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

Inspired by the original ethos and spirit of The Other Place under the leadership of Buzz Goodbody, and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original building in 1974, the Royal Shakespeare Company presents the first Midsummer Mischief Festival, led by Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman. It runs 14 June - 12 July 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Emma Stone Stars in Woody Allen's MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHTVIDEO: First Look - Emma Stone Stars in Woody Allen's MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT
by Movies News Desk - May 21, 2014

Sony Pictures Classics has debuted the trailer for Woody Allen's upcoming film, MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT from Gravier Productions. Check it out below courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. (more...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE, HEDWIG, Neil Patrick Harris & More Win at the 80th Annual Drama League Awards!GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE, HEDWIG, Neil Patrick Harris & More Win at the 80th Annual Drama League Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 16, 2014

The 80th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon is being held this afternoon, May 16, at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, where winners will be announced for Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. This year's event, which began at noon, is hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. BroadwayWorld is updating the winners live! Check back in to find out who took home the big awards! (more...)

Shakespeare, The O'Neill, Bebe Neuwirth, Eve Ensler and More Set for the NYPL, May-June 2014Shakespeare, The O'Neill, Bebe Neuwirth, Eve Ensler and More Set for the NYPL, May-June 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Scroll down to learn about some of the upcoming theater programs at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and other NYPL locations throughout the city! (more...)

2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 23, 2014

Co-Hosts Judith Light and Christopher Sieber announced the nominations for the 2014 Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The 2014 Drama League Nomination announcement begins the month of celebrations leading up to the 80th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 16, 2014 at noon hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (more...)

Christopher Ravenscroft Leads THE NOTORIOUS MRS EBBSMITH at Jermyn Street Theatre, Now thru May 3Christopher Ravenscroft Leads THE NOTORIOUS MRS EBBSMITH at Jermyn Street Theatre, Now thru May 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Best known for his recurring role as DI Mike Burden in The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, accomplished stage, TV and film actor Christopher Ravenscroft teams up with Rhiannon Sommers, acclaimed for her portrayal of Mary Shelley in Bloody Poetry at Jermyn Street Theatre in 2012, for the first ever revival of Arthur Wing Pinero's The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith. (more...)

RSC to Present First MIDSUMMER MISCHIEF FESTIVAL, June 14-July 12RSC to Present First MIDSUMMER MISCHIEF FESTIVAL, June 14-July 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Inspired by the original ethos and spirit of The Other Place under the leadership of Buzz Goodbody, and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original building in 1974, the Royal Shakespeare Company presents the first Midsummer Mischief Festival, led by Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman. It runs 14 June - 12 July 2014. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For MARTINE, Finborough Theatre,  Apr 22Full Cast Announced For MARTINE, Finborough Theatre, Apr 22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Primavera has announced full casting for Jean-Jacques Bernard's seminal 1922 play Martine, which opens on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 for a four-week season. Award-winning film and television star Hannah Murray plays Martine, supported by the iconic Susan Penhaligon as Madame Mervan, Leila Crerar as Jeanne, Chris Porter as Alfred, and Barnaby Sax as Julien. (more...)

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