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@ianmckellen - 2/27/15 12:36pm What colour is this dress? (Widow Twankey in "Aladdin" 2004) http://t.co/NiDqEcTWaG http://t.co/7BT6zEPEKS


@ianmckellen - 2/24/15 06:43pm News of the new solo show, written and performed by the matchless James Lecesne, founder of @TrevorProject http://t.co/XnP3UEtwx4


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DRUNKEN NIGHTS III Set for George Tavern, 11 MarchDRUNKEN NIGHTS III Set for George Tavern, 11 March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

A triple-bill of theatre, comedy and storytelling - all specifically commissioned for pubs Featuring THEATRE STATE, JASMINE LEE & ROB GREGSONMentored by:Jon Haynes (Ridiculusmus, The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland)Louise Mari (Shunt, Nigel & Louise's Basement Grotto...)A Smith (solo performer, collaborator with Tim Crouch on An Oak Tree, Adler & Gibb...). (more...)

Roland Emmerich To Be Honored at 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in LARoland Emmerich To Be Honored at 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in LA
by Movies News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, today announced it will honor writer, producer, director, and philanthropist Roland Emmerich at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on March 21, 2015. (more...)

Photo: First Look - Ian McKellan in Teaser Poster for MR. HOLMESPhoto: First Look - Ian McKellan in Teaser Poster for MR. HOLMES
by Movies News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Sir Ian McKellen stars in the upcoming drama MR HOLMES, a cinematic twist on the most famous detective. in the film, an aging Sherlock has retired to a remote farmhouse to face the end of his days with only the company of his housekeeper and her son. (more...)

Shakespeare Uncovered Preview: OTHELLO with David HarewoodShakespeare Uncovered Preview: OTHELLO with David Harewood
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 5, 2015

In the fourth installment of Shakespeare Uncovered - Series 2, David Harewood asks a very difficult question. Could you kill a person you love? Shakespeare made his audience confront that question when he created the character of Othello 400 years ago. It holds a key to understanding how such a strong warrior could end up so vulnerable that he would actually consider killing his wife. Harewood says, 'Whether you love him or hate him, we have to understand Othello. If you don't understand Othello, I don't think you understand yourself.' (more...)

VIDEO: First Look: Sir Ian McKellen Stars in Upcoming Drama MR. HOLMESVIDEO: First Look: Sir Ian McKellen Stars in Upcoming Drama MR. HOLMES
by Movies News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Sir Ian McKellen stars in the upcoming drama MR HOLMES, a cinematic twist on the most famous detective. in the film, an aging Sherlock has retired to a remote farmhouse to face the end of his days with only the company of his housekeeper and her son. (more...)

Morgan Freeman Set for PBS' SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED: 'The Taming of the Shrew, 2/6Morgan Freeman Set for PBS' SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED: 'The Taming of the Shrew, 2/6
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

This week on PBS' SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED, Morgan Freeman and 'THE TAMING OF THE SHREW' and David Harewood and 'OTHELLO'. The episode airs Friday, FEBRUARY 6, 2015 AT 9PM & 10PM (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Previews for PBS' SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED with Morgan Freeman and David Harewood!STAGE TUBE: Watch Previews for PBS' SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED with Morgan Freeman and David Harewood!
by Stage Tube - Feb 3, 2015

The next episodes of PBS' SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED features The Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman (Friday, February 6, 2015 at 9 p.m.) and Othello with David Harewood (Friday, February 6, 2015 at 10 p.m.). Check out previews for the episodes below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/28/15- MACBETHSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/28/15- MACBETH
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2015

Today in 1982, Macbeth opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where it ran for 21 performances. Written by William Shakespeare, Macbeth is about a regicide and its aftermath. It is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and is believed to have been written sometime between 1603 and 1607. The earliest account of a performance of what was probably Shakespeare's play is April 1611, when Simon Forman recorded seeing such a play at the Globe Theatre. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Headed to INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIONeil Patrick Harris Headed to INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Tony-winner Neil Patrick Harris will soon sit down with James Lipton for INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO ahead of hosting this year's Academy Awards, according to Entertainment Weekly. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's WAITING FOR GODOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company kicks off 2015 with this vaudevillian production of the classic "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett. This production is directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare's Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips and features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members Bruce Cromer, Jim Hopkins, Nicholas Rose and Brent Vimtrup, joined by young actor Jack Johnson. The design is generously sponsored by Graydon Head. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

Out of Join Welcomes New Chair, Unveils 2015 ProgrammeOut of Join Welcomes New Chair, Unveils 2015 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Out of Joint has announced that Iain Gillie is to become the new Chairman of the acclaimed company, as they prepare to present an exciting and diverse brace of world premieres for the new year, under the artistic directorship of Max Stafford-Clark. Vicky Graham, whose recent productions include Breeders at the St. James Theatre, has joined the company as the new in-house producer. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare to Kick Off 2015 with WAITING FOR GODOT, 1/14-2/7Cincinnati Shakespeare to Kick Off 2015 with WAITING FOR GODOT, 1/14-2/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

?Cincinnati Shakespeare Company kicks off 2015 with this vaudevillian production of the classic "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett. This production is directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare's Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips and features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members Bruce Cromer, Jim Hopkins, Nicholas Rose and Brent Vimtrup, joined by young actor Jack Johnson. (more...)

Breaking News: Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel to Bring SHERLOCK HOLMES Epic to Broadway in 2017Breaking News: Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel to Bring SHERLOCK HOLMES Epic to Broadway in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Producers Antonio R. Marion and Kimberly Much announced today that Sherlock Holmes, a new epic play by British writing team Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel, will bring the iconic detective back to Broadway in 2017. Staged as a mystery within a mystery, the case presented to Holmes forces him to confront his murky past. But is the unravelling of his childhood just a dangerous diversion? Sherlock Holmes is an original tale which will offer a new and deeply theatrical exploration of the mind of the famous detective, while remaining faithful to the mysterious world created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (more...)

Inspiring Tale of a Fisherman's Rediscovery Through Poetry: In ACTING SHAKESPEARE, A One Man Show by James DeVitaInspiring Tale of a Fisherman's Rediscovery Through Poetry: In ACTING SHAKESPEARE, A One Man Show by James DeVita
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

The funny and touching story of how a young fisherman was so inspired by the works of William Shakespeare, that he left behind his life on the boats to pursue a career on stage (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Sting Injects Broadway With Rock RoyaltyFLASH FRIDAY: Sting Injects Broadway With Rock Royalty
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 12, 2014

Today we are heralding the long-awaited Broadway return of international rock icon Sting with a salute to his theatrical work. (more...)

THIRTEEN's SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Returns to PBS 1/30THIRTEEN's SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Returns to PBS 1/30
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Shakespeare Uncovered continues with a second season on PBS, beginning Friday, January 30 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) and continuing the following two successive Fridays. (more...)

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit 'Creativity is GREAT Britain' ReceptionDuke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit 'Creativity is GREAT Britain' Reception
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrated the creative industries at a Creativity is GREAT Britain reception earlier today at the private work collective NeueHouse in Manhattan. Hosted by the British Ambassador to the United States of America, Sir Peter Westmacott and the British Consul General to New York, Mr. Danny Lopez, the event recognized the impact of the creative sectors to the UK economy including film, television, publishing, art, architecture, fashion, advertising, music, and design and theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom & More Talk THE HOBBIT: BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIESVIDEO: Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom & More Talk THE HOBBIT: BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES
by Movies News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Sir Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Martin Freeman and director Peter Jackson talked about their upcoming film THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, which concludes more than a decade of film-making for the cast and crew. (more...)

BWW Interviews: TOMMY FEMIA and RICK SKYE Become Judy Garland and Liza MinnelliBWW Interviews: TOMMY FEMIA and RICK SKYE Become Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli
by Donna Marie Nowak - Dec 3, 2014

Critically acclaimed entertainers Tommy Femia and RIck Skye bring to life the 20th Century's greatest mother/daughter duo at DON'T TELL MAMA! (more...)

BWW Review: THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Extended DVD is an Exciting Journey for LOTR Fans New & OldBWW Review: THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Extended DVD is an Exciting Journey for LOTR Fans New & Old
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 18, 2014

When I was given the opportunity to review the Extended DVD release of THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, I balked at first, having never seen or read anything 'Hobbit' or 'Lord of the Rings' related. However, seeing an opportunity to fill in a gap in my pop cultural knowledge, I agreed, and when I got the DVDs in the mail, I called the biggest LOTR dork I know, my brother. (more...)

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