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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...)

Alec Baldwin, David Henry Hwang and More Covered at the 92Y in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

92Y celebrates all things Theater -- plays, musicals (including theater's sister, movie musicals), songwriters, actors, playwrights -- even Broadway ghosts! (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA - All Hail The Queen
by Jeffrey Scott - Jul 21, 2014

Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival's production of William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra brings royal-like acting to the Conejo Valley stage. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/11/14 - HBO With Nichols and O'Brien, Wopat and Jackson Croon at the Club, ATOMIC and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 11, 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: HBO is filming Mike Nichols and Jack O'Brien in conversation tonight, Tom Wopat and Cheyenne Jackson are bringing their solo acts to separate clubs, and ATOMIC opens off-Broadway this Sunday! (more...)

THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, to Bring the Crown to Broadway Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that THE AUDIENCE, starring Helen Mirren, is on its way to Broadway. The production, helmed by Stephen Daldry and written by Peter Morgan, will begin previews in February 2015 for a March opening. Based on Stephen Frears acclaimed film, THE AUDIENCE played a sold-out run at the Gielgud last year. (more...)

The Best of British Cinema Comes to Wuaki.tv's on-Demand Streaming Service This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

The new titles have been added to Wuaki.tv's catalogue following partnerships with new content partners such as Metrodome, Kaleidoscope Entertainment, The Movie Partnership and Content Media Corporation, and selected specifically as the best examples of quality titles produced by British cinema. (more...)

NT Live to Air International Broadcasts of JOHN and TREASURE ISLAND This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Celebrating its 5th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE is proud to present two upcoming titles, broadcast to cinemas internationally. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Bring West End's SKYLIGHT with Carey Mulligan & Bill Nighy to Cinemas this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Celebrating its 5th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announced an international broadcast of Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy and Matthew Beard in the critically acclaimed West End production of David Hare's Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Dates will vary at venues internationally and encore screenings will follow. The production will first receive a live broadcast to cinemas in the UK on Thursday, July 17. (more...)

Colony Theatre to Open Season with World Premiere of FAMILY PLANNING, 7/9 - 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the first production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the World Premiere of FAMILY PLANNING by Michelle Kholos Brooks. The production stars Christina Pickles and Bruce Weitz, who between them have a combined total of 14 Emmy nominations, and is directed by Cameron Watson, who has been heralded as "one of our finest contemporary directors" by The Los Angeles Times, while The Wall Street Journal declared his work "the best in the country." (more...)

Julie Taymor Wraps Film Version of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM; Aims for Toronto Debut
by Movies News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Vulture writes that Tony-winning director Julie Taymor has finished the film version of her staged production of Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, which ran at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn this winter, produced by Theatre for a New Audience. (more...)

Korean Actor Lee Byung-Hun Accepts Prestigious Asia Pacific Screen Award
by Movies News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Korean actor Lee Byung-hun has received the 2013 Asia Pacific Screen Award (APSA) for Best Performance by an Actor for his dual performance in the blockbuster Masquerade, after missing last year's APSA ceremony due to film commitments. (more...)

Acclaimed Actress Dame Helen Mirren Speaks Her Mind on Sex, Love, Solitude and 'Stripper Heels' in the June/July Issue of AARP The Magazine
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Down-to-earth, sassy, self-deprecating and devilishly opinionated to the core, Oscar winner Helen Mirren is every bit the wise and witty Dame she appears to be. And while at 68, Mirren can fool people into thinking she's the picture of British reserve, the acclaimed actress is ready to reveal her irrepressible spirit in the June/July issue of AARP The Magazine. Discussing everything from high tea at her Italian villa to her favorite pair of 'stripper heels,' as she refers to them, the star of the upcoming film, The Hundred-Foot Journey reveals why she'll never slow down for anyone. (more...)

Peter Morgan, Stephen Daldry Developing 'Epic' Queen Elizabeth II TV Series THE CROWN for Netflix?
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Peter Morgan, who wrote the film THE QUEEN (starring Helen Mirren), is partnering with Stephen Daldry, director of Morgan's Queen Elizabeth II West End play THE AUDIENCE (also starring Mirren), to create an "epic" television drama series following the six decades of Her Majesty's life as a leader. Netflix has nabbed the rights. The first few episodes will be released under the title THE CROWN. (more...)

Greta Gerwig Stars in MCC's THE VILLAGE BIKE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

MCC THEATER welcomes Greta Gerwig, joined by Max Baker, Jason Butler Harner, Lucy Owen, Cara Seymour, and Scott Shepherd, in the American premiere of Penelope Skinner's celebrated play The Village Bike, the final production of MCC's 2013-14 Main Stage season. The Village Bike is directed by Sam Gold, who recently directed the much-raved new musical Fun Home and this season's The Realistic Jones on Broadway. The Village Bike premieres at The Lucille Lortel Theatre(121 Christopher Street, NYC) beginning tonight, May 22, 2014 with an official opening on June 10, 2014. (more...)

Neal McDonough Set for Recurring Role on USA's SUITS
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2014

SAG® Award nominee Neal McDonough (“Mall Cop 2,” “RED 2” & “Justified”) has been tapped as a recurring guest star on USA's top rated and critically-acclaimed original drama SUITS, which returns for a fourth season on Wednesday, June 11 at 9/8c. (more...)

Cicely Tyson, Robert Towne to Receive AFI Honorary Degrees
by Movies News Desk - May 19, 2014

Screenwriter Robert Towne and actress Cicely Tyson. Both Towne and Tyson will be recognized for their 'contributions of distinction to the art of the moving image.' (more...)

VIDEO: Poster/Trailer for HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY Starring Helen Mirren
by Movies News Desk - May 14, 2014

The comedy/drama THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY, starring Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, and Charoltte Le Bon hits theaters on August 8, 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Helen Mirren Stars in HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY
by Movies News Desk - May 13, 2014

DreamWorks Pictures has released the trailer for director Lasse Hallström's The Hundred-Foot Journey, starring Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri and Charlotte Le Bon. (more...)

It's Official! Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Broadway with Peter Gallagher in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY in Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

It's been rumored, talked about, discussed and we've been reporting on it for what feels like forever -- and now, it's official! Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that it will present Tony & Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth as 'Lily Garland' and Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Peter Gallagher as 'Oscar Jaffe' in a new Broadway production of the classic musical ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY features music by Cy Coleman and book & lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green. (more...)

HOW I MET YOUR DAD Gets Series Order at CBS
by TV News Desk - May 08, 2014

CBS is officially welcoming HOW I MET YOUR DAD to its comedy lineup. (more...)

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