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BWW Review: Rarely Seen in the US CALENDAR GIRLS Sheds a Delicious Naughtiness at Group repBWW Review: Rarely Seen in the US CALENDAR GIRLS Sheds a Delicious Naughtiness at Group rep
by Don Grigware - Aug 29, 2016

The 2003 film Calendar Girls was produced in the US with a British cast starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. It is a delightful comedy and a sweet ode to women, who, dissatisfied with many lifestyle choices, try quite earnestly to raise the bar. In 2008 it was made into a play and has been a best seller in the UK, probably because it takes place in and pays homage to Yorkshire. Now under Larry Eisenberg's keen and caring direction, Calendar Girls, rarely produced in the US, has a sturdy production with a sterling cast at Group rep in NoHo through October 9. (more...)

Helen Mirren in Talks to Star in Disney's Live-Action NUTCRACKERHelen Mirren in Talks to Star in Disney's Live-Action NUTCRACKER
by Movies News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Helen Mirren is currently in discussions to join the cast of Disney's upcoming THE NUTCRACKER reboot. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT's Stephen Daldry in Talks to Direct Broadway-Bound FROZEN Musical?BILLY ELLIOT's Stephen Daldry in Talks to Direct Broadway-Bound FROZEN Musical?
by Jessica Khan - Aug 11, 2016

Following reports of Alex Timbers' departure from the highly anticipated Broadway-bound adaptation of Disney's FROZEN, the New York Post writes that the show's producers are in talks with BILLY ELLIOT helmer Stephen Daldry to take his place. (more...)

Public Sales for UMS's 138th Season Begin Monday, August 15Public Sales for UMS's 138th Season Begin Monday, August 15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Monday, August 15 marks the official beginning of ticket sales for individual performances presented as part the 2016-17 University Musical Society (UMS) season. With appearances by internationally renowned orchestras, chamber musicians, dance groups, jazz and global music artists, and theater and dance ensembles, the UMS season spans the complete spectrum of the performing arts. In all, 64 performances by 49 different artists and ensembles will take place in nine venues in Ann Arbor and Detroit, including Hill Auditorium, Rackham Auditorium, the Power Center, Michigan Theater, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, the Ann Arbor Skatepark, Arthur Miller Theatre, and Downtown Boxing Gym.  (more...)

Encore Screening of Helen Mirren in THE AUDIENCE at Ridgefield PlayhouseEncore Screening of Helen Mirren in THE AUDIENCE at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Helen Mirren has played the Queen of England several times, including in "The Queen" movie and a TV mini-series called "Elizabeth I." She won an Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Queen' in 2006 and this year won a Tony Award for her Broadway role in "The Audience." Don't miss an encore screening at The Ridgefield Playhouse, as part of the AAA Northeast at the Playhouse Live in HD Series, on Saturday, August 13 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater Sets A London Theatre Festival WeekendGettysburg College's Majestic Theater Sets A London Theatre Festival Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater, Gettysburg, PA proudly presents a 3 day, HD theatre festival direct from London. National Theatre Live broadcasts will feature Tony Award winner & host of "The Late Late Show" James Corden, Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch, Academy & Tony Award winner Helen Mirren. Individual show tickets may be purchased or save  28% by purchasing a festival pass to all 6 shows! (more...)

Anne Hathaway & More to Guest Star on New Season of IFC's DOCUMENTARY NOW!Anne Hathaway & More to Guest Star on New Season of IFC's DOCUMENTARY NOW!
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

IFC announced today that acclaimed Hollywood notables Anne Hathaway, Mia Farrow, Peter Bogdanovich and Peter Fonda will appear in Season 2 of DOCUMENTARY NOW!. (more...)

The MAC to Present National Theatre Live's ONE MAN, WHO GUVNORS Encore & MoreThe MAC to Present National Theatre Live's ONE MAN, WHO GUVNORS Encore & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

New for its 2016-2017 Season: McAninch Arts Center (MAC) located at 425 Fawell Blvd. at College of DuPage presents encore broadcasts of National Theatre Live's International Series, part of the U.K.'s National Theatre's groundbreaking project a selection of world class, award-winning British theater productions to local venues around the world. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast THREEPENNY OPERA and DEEP BLUE SEA This FallNational Theatre Live to Broadcast THREEPENNY OPERA and DEEP BLUE SEA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

National Theatre Live has announced international broadcasts of the Rufus Norris' National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens on Thursday, September 22, 2016; and, Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea on Thursday, October 6, 2016. (more...)

GHOSTBUSTERS Original Motion Picture Score Out TodayGHOSTBUSTERS Original Motion Picture Score Out Today
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of Ghostbusters (Original Motion Picture Score) to accompany Sony Pictures' highly anticipated feature film Ghostbusters, in theaters today, July 15. Featuring a score by multi-award winning composer Theodore Shapiro, the album is available now digitally and on CD today, July 15. (more...)

GHOSTBUSTERS Original Motion Picture Score Available Now Digitally and On CD July 15GHOSTBUSTERS Original Motion Picture Score Available Now Digitally and On CD July 15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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Amphibian Stage Productions to Screen NT Live's THE AUDIENCEAmphibian Stage Productions to Screen NT Live's THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) will screen a film of the National Theatre of London's production of The Audience by Peter Morgan, starring Helen Mirren, on Wednesday, July 27 at 2pm and 7pm in partnership with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. (more...)

Spotlight to Sponsor National Youth Theatre's West End SeasonSpotlight to Sponsor National Youth Theatre's West End Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The National Youth Theatre (NYT) have announced that the UK's leading casting resource, Spotlight, is to sponsor industry performances for their REP cast in the West End this autumn. (more...)

Digital Theatre+ Announces New Content Partnership with BBC ActiveDigital Theatre+ Announces New Content Partnership with BBC Active
by Marianka Swain - Jul 4, 2016

The rapidly growing education platform is more than doubling the collection of education and video content that will be available in the library by the start of the 2017 academic year. Over the coming months, 70 new titles from the extensive BBC archives will become available to Digital Theatre+'s customers across the globe, spanning over 30 years of recorded British theatre and theatrical commentary. (more...)

Greenfield Prize Commissioned BATHING IN MOONLIGHT Announces its CastGreenfield Prize Commissioned BATHING IN MOONLIGHT Announces its Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The Hermitage Artist Retreat is pleased to announce that its coveted Greenfield Prize Commission, play BATHING IN MOONLIGHT by Nilo Cruz, is set to premiere in Princeton, NJ this fall at McCarter Theatre Center's Roger S. Berlind Theatre. The 2014 Greenfield Prize in drama is a $30,000 commission in exchange for a new work to be presented within two years. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE TEMPEST at Royal & DerngatePhoto Flash: First Look at THE TEMPEST at Royal & Derngate
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Royal & Derngate's fourth tribute to William Shakespeare is his last masterpiece THE TEMPEST, in a vibrant new version by Rebecca Lenkiewicz (Oscar and BAFTA winning Ida; Her Naked Skin, National Theatre). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

National Youth Theatre to Bring Trio of Shows to Finborough TheatreNational Youth Theatre to Bring Trio of Shows to Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

For the first time in its history, the National Youth Theatre (NYT) will present a season of new writing at London's Finborough Theatre throughout August. The season is to include three world premiere productions: Olivier Award-nominated James Fritz will present The Fall, a new play looking at how young people come to terms with an ageing society, Olivier Award-winner Bola Agbaje's Bitches will explore the joys and challenges of being young, female and black in her new play about vlogging and the first ever stage production of Mohsin Hamid's Man Booker Shortlisted The Reluctant Fundamentalist will examine the ironies of prejudice and representation in a post 9/11 New York and Pakistan. The programme of work is part of the NYT's 60th anniversary celebrations this year and runs 9 - 27 August. (more...)

NYT Presents THE FALL, BITCHES and More at London's Finborough Theatre, AugustNYT Presents THE FALL, BITCHES and More at London's Finborough Theatre, August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

For the first time in its history, the National Youth Theatre (NYT) will present a season of new writing at London's Finborough Theatre throughout August. The season is to include three world premiere productions: Olivier Award-nominated James Fritz will present The Fall, a new play looking at how young people come to terms with an ageing society, Olivier Award-winner Bola Agbaje's Bitches will explore the joys and challenges of being young, female and black in her new play about vlogging and the first ever stage production of Mohsin Hamid's Man Booker Shortlisted The Reluctant Fundamentalist will examine the ironies of prejudice and representation in a post 9/11 New York and Pakistan. The programme of work is part of the NYT's 60th anniversary celebrations this year and runs 9 - 27 August. (more...)

Cast Announced for McCarter's World Premiere of BATHING IN THE MOONLIGHTCast Announced for McCarter's World Premiere of BATHING IN THE MOONLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

When Father Monroe discovers that Marcela and her Cuban-American family are struggling, he offers a warmth and kindness unlike anything Marcela has ever experienced. Small acts of generosity blossom into love as the lines between vocation and passion begin to blur. McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Director Emily Mann and playwright Nilo Cruz reunite for the first time since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics with this lyrical new play about falling in love and finding a place to call home.  (more...)

Maya Rudolph to Guest Star on IFC's DOCUMENTARY NOWMaya Rudolph to Guest Star on IFC's DOCUMENTARY NOW
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

IFC announced today that actress and comedian Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live, Bridesmaids, Maya and Marty) will co-star in a music-centric episode of Documentary Now! Season 2. In 'Test Pattern,' Rudolph joins series' regulars Fred Armisen and Bill Hader on the stage as they perform one of the greatest concerts that never really happened. (more...)

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