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Kenneth Branagh to Launch West End Theatre Company This Fall; MACBETH Set for London, the Big Screen?Kenneth Branagh to Launch West End Theatre Company This Fall; MACBETH Set for London, the Big Screen?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, stage and screen veteran and director of Disney's upcoming live-action CINDERELLA film, Kenneth Branagh has created his own theatre company and is currently ironing out its first season of plays in the West End. (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...)

NASHVILLE THEATER 101: Recalling a Family FeudNASHVILLE THEATER 101: Recalling a Family Feud
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 15, 2015

Since yesterday afternoon, when news of the death of Nashville theater stalwart Marianne Clark began making its way through the community, people have taken to social media to send their own farewells, to express heartfelt thoughts and to remember warmly the impact of Clark's stage career and the affects of the untimely demise of one of our own theatrical legends. You see, if Layne Sasser is Nashville's Betty White, as I maintain, and Nan Gurley is Meryl Streep, Denice Hicks is Emma Thompson and Vali Forrister is our answer to Susan Sarandon, then it would go that Marianne Clark was probably our version of Elaine Stritch. (more...)

EFFIE GRAY, Starring Emma Thompson & Dakota Fanning Opens 4/3EFFIE GRAY, Starring Emma Thompson & Dakota Fanning Opens 4/3
by Movies News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

“EFFIE GRAY,” Written by Emma Thompson and Starring Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Tom Sturridge, Sir Derek Jacobi, Julie Walters and Claudia Cardinale, to have U.S. Theatrical Premiere April 3 (more...)

Lincoln Center and New York Philharmonic Launch New Modern Opera InitiativeLincoln Center and New York Philharmonic Launch New Modern Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic today announced plans for the two organizations to collaborate on a new, multi-year opera initiative to present fully-staged productions of significant modern operas not yet seen in New York. (more...)

Lincoln Center Local Series, With FELA, Kristin Chenoweth, SWEENEY TODD and More, to Expand to All Five BoroughsLincoln Center Local Series, With FELA, Kristin Chenoweth, SWEENEY TODD and More, to Expand to All Five Boroughs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Lincoln Center is expanding its Lincoln Center Local series, offering free screenings of world-class performances to library branches around New York City's five boroughs. The Lincoln Cente­­r Local: Free Screenings series, running from January to June 2015, is part of a pilot program run by Lincoln Center Education, and expands upon last year's Lincoln Center Local HD series. (more...)

Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Tenor Russell Thomas will replace Brandon Jovanovich, who has withdrawn due to illness, in the New York Philharmonic performances of the Verdi Requiem, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. The performances will also feature soprano Angela Meade (in her Philharmonic debut), mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the New York Choral Artists, directed by Joseph Flummerfelt, Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Kritzerland to Present 'THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT' in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT - OUR ANNUAL YOUNG PEOPLE SHOW! on MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015 - 7:00 PM. (more...)

Review Roundup - Will INTO THE WOODS Film Version Satisfy Broadway Aficionados? Updating Live!Review Roundup - Will INTO THE WOODS Film Version Satisfy Broadway Aficionados? Updating Live!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 17, 2014

INTO THE WOODS, hitting theaters on December 25th, is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. Let's see what the critics say! (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE RITA, 12/31Laguna Playhouse to Present OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE RITA, 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse will present the beginning of 2015 in a most spectacular fashion with the return of superstar comedienne Rita Rudner who will be performing, RITA RUDNER: OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE RITA, to start the New Year right with joy and laughter. OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE RITA will perform on Wednesday, December 31 at 7pm at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Film, Events & New Frontier Installations Set for 2015 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVALFilm, Events & New Frontier Installations Set for 2015 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
by Movies News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the addition of 10 films, events and New Frontier installations to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, January 22 to February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. (more...)

Stephen Fry to Return as Host of EE BAFTA FILM AWARDSStephen Fry to Return as Host of EE BAFTA FILM AWARDS
by Movies News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced that Stephen Fry will return to host the EE British Academy Film Awards on 8 February 2015 at the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden. It will be the 10th time Fry has hosted the ceremony. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning TonightAngela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

PRIDE Takes Home Best Film at British Independent Film Awards- Full Winners List!PRIDE Takes Home Best Film at British Independent Film Awards- Full Winners List!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2014

The British Independent Film Awards took place this evening, and we have the full list of winners below! (more...)

SAG Awards Online Holiday Auction is LIVE!SAG Awards Online Holiday Auction is LIVE!
by Movies News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

The SAG Awards® Holiday Auction benefiting the Screen Actors Guild Foundation's Children's Literacy and Assistance programs is live at sagawards.org/auction. (more...)

SAG Awards Holiday Auction Begins TodaySAG Awards Holiday Auction Begins Today
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The SAG Awards® Holiday Auction benefiting the Screen Actors Guild Foundation's Children's Literacy and Assistance programs begins online today at 6 p.m. (PST) at sagawards.org/auction. The SAG Awards® Holiday Auction features a VIP package to attend the SAG Awards® ceremony and gala on Saturday, January 25, 2015 and offers autographed film and television collectibles from Carol Burnett, Rita Moreno, Amy Poehler, Carl Reiner, and Emma Thompson as well as the casts of "Game of Thrones," "How to Get Away with Murder," "Sons of Anarchy," "True Blood," "The Walking Dead" and more. Also up for bid are unique gifts such as a Round of Golf for 4 at the Trump National Golf Club with a $1,000 Pro-shop gift certificate, a one week stay at a Timbers Resorts Escape Private Residence Club and a 'Hollyscoop' Red Carpet Makeover. Bidding begins online today, December 4, 2014 at 6 p.m. (PT) and concludes on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 6 p.m. (PT) at sagawards.org/auction. (more...)

New ANNIE Movie, Starring Quvenzhane Wallis, Leaks OnlineNew ANNIE Movie, Starring Quvenzhane Wallis, Leaks Online
by Movies News Desk - Nov 30, 2014

Deadline writes that the ANNIE remake is among several of Sony's films to be leaked over the holiday weekend. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - PBS's KRISTIN CHENOWETH: COMING HOME; Set List Revealed!VIDEO: First Look - PBS's KRISTIN CHENOWETH: COMING HOME; Set List Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Backed by a 13-piece orchestra led by Musical Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Chenoweth welcomes song and dance friends from Broadway in a program sure to be unforgettable. (more...)

DVR Alert: Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS Screens Tonight as Part of PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCESDVR Alert: Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS Screens Tonight as Part of PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, the second longest-running Broadway musical (only surpassed by Lloyd Webber's own 'The Phantom of the Opera'), and fourth longest-running West End musical, returns in high definition and digital sound to GREAT PERFORMANCES where it had its 1998 world television premiere. The special encore presentation will air tonight, November 21 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: A Mike Nichols Remembrance - Brilliance On Broadway, In Hollywood & Far BeyondFLASH FRIDAY: A Mike Nichols Remembrance - Brilliance On Broadway, In Hollywood & Far Beyond
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 21, 2014

In honor of his death, today we salute one of the most renowned and respected directors on Broadway, in Hollywood and far beyond, the one and only Mike Nichols. (more...)

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