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Tickets to Broadway's THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, On Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Tickets for the Broadway production of The Audience starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will go on sale to the public beginning Friday September 12 at 12:01 AM at www.telecharge.com. (more...)

NT Live's FRANKENSTEIN with Benedict Cumberbatch Returning to Theaters in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Due to unprecedented audience demand, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announced special encore screenings of The National Theatre of Great Britain's acclaimed Olivier Award winning production of FRANKENSTEIN, a play by Nick Dear based on Mary Shelley's novel. The production stars Olivier Award winners Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, and directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle, in select cinemas worldwide on October 27 & 29, 2014. Tickets go on sale beginning this Friday, September 12. Dates vary at venues internationally and further screenings will follow. (more...)

Hadyn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern Join Tamsin Greig in West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Hadyn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern join Tamsin Greig in the UK premiere of David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane's new musical adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's Oscar-nominated film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, and following two full-scale development workshops with actors, musicians and the creative team, the production will open in a limited run for 20 weeks only at The Playhouse Theatre on 12 January 2015, with previews from 20 December 2014. (more...)

Critic John Lahr to Talk Tennessee Williams Biography at The Players This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

The Shakespeare Guild's 2014-15 season will open with a conversation that will launch the U.S. author tour for a biography that actress Helen Mirren calls 'a masterpiece about a genius.' Only John Lahr, she says, 'with his perceptions about the theater, about writers, about poetry, and about people, could have written this book.' John Lahr will discuss his acclaimed biography of Tennessee Williams on Wednesday, September 24, at 6 p.m. at The Players. (more...)

Capitol Center For The Arts to Offer National Theatre Live Broadcasts During 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

London National Theatre's groundbreaking National Theatre Live will broadcast seven of the best live British theater productions to the Capitol Center for the Arts during 2014-15 season. Performances include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on September 30; Medea on October 14; A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Gillian Anderson on October 28; Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller on November 29; Skylight, starring Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy on December 28; JOHN on January 4; and Treasure Island on February 22. Don't miss your chance to experience the best of British Theatre right here in New Hampshire. (more...)

Mary-Louise Parker in Talks to Lead Showtime Series Based on Mary Karr Memoirs
by TV News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Mary-Louise Parker could be headed back to Showtime. (more...)

Little Film Company Acquires Chapman's THE BARBER
by Movies News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

The Little Film Company has acquired worldwide sales rights to Chapman Filmed Entertainment's thriller “The Barber” (formerly known as “Trigger”) (more...)

Michael Wright Named CEO, DreamWorks Studios
by Movies News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Michael Wright, President and Head of Programming, TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies, has been named CEO of DreamWorks Studios effective January 3, 2015 (more...)

BAFTA to Host A LIFE IN PICTURES With Ray Winstone
by Movies News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced that Ray Winstone, the BAFTA-nominated and Emmy-winning actor, will discuss his craft and career at a special 'BAFTA A Life in Pictures' event at BAFTA's headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London, on Sunday 5 October. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Richard Portnow!
by Ken Womble - Aug 29, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Richard Portnow! (more...)

OPRAH'S THE LIFE YOU WANT Arena Tour Teams with Discovery Education And Step Up
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

'Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend,' an eight-city arena tour and transformational weekend featuring Oprah Winfrey and a team of special guests, announced today an initiative to reward and inspire outstanding educators and mentors throughout the country with complimentary tickets to attend the life-changing weekend event. In each of the eight U.S. cities the tour will visit this fall, pairs of tickets will be distributed via Discovery Education, leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, and Step Up, the nonprofit that inspires women to inspire teen girls to fulfill their potential. Discovery Education will distribute tickets to deserving educators in and around each city, while Step Up will target member mentors. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014


Casting Roundup: Ed Harris, Malin Akerman, and More in New Films
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

Entertainment Weekly, brought a whole roundup of casting news this week, featuring big name stars, indie films, and more. (more...)

VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey Takes on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Dares Steven Spielberg, Dame Helen Mirren
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

Media mogul, Oscar winner and TV host Oprah Winfrey accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge yesterday and paid it forward by challenging some of her famous friends to take on the charitable feat. (more...)

JAG's David James Elliot Joins TRUMBO Film as John Wayne
by Movies News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, David James Elliott is set to take on the role of John Wayne in the upcoming indie biopic TRUMBO, helmed by Jay Roach. Peter Mackenzie is also boarding the pic. (more...)

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY to Be Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Hollywood Records will release the digital original motion picture soundtrack for 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' on August 12, 2014. The film will be released in the U.S. on August 8, 2014. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/7/14 - PHOENIX Opens, Elaine Stritch Tribute at the Met Room and 50 SHADES!, 'ELBOW' & More in Bryant Park!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 07, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: PHOENIX, starring Julia Stiles and James Wirt, opens off-Broadway, the Met Room celebrates Elaine Stritch, BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK returns for one of its final shows this summer and more! (more...)

All Hail the Queen! Photo and Video Roundup of Helen Mirren in Broadway-Bound THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. The limited engagement will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street. Previews forTHE AUDIENCE begin on February 17 and opening night is March 8. It will run through June 28 2015. (more...)

Official: Helen Mirren Set to Return to Broadway in Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE; Dates and Theater Set
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. The limited engagement will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street. Previews forTHE AUDIENCE begin on February 17 and opening night is March 8. It will run through June 28 2015. (more...)

THE TWILIGHT ZONE: Complete '80's Series Heads to DVD 8/26
by Movies News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, announces the release of The Twilight Zone: The Complete '80s Series, available on DVD August 26, 2014, at an SRP of $59.98. (more...)

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