James Bond News

Curio Theatre to Wrap Season with OEDIPUSSY, 4/24-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Curio Theatre Company closes its season with the North American Premiere of Oedipussy, a creation of wildly inventive and hilarious United Kingdom based Spymonkey. Oedipussy is adapted by Emma Rice and written by Carl Grose and Spymokey. This fusion of James Bond and Greek tragedy begins previews April 24, opens Friday, May 2 at 8 p.m, and closes Saturday, May 24. All performances run Thursday-Saturday night at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $25-$20. Performances will take place in Curio's home base, the Calvary Center for Culture and Community at 4740 Baltimore Ave. Tickets and more information are available at www.curiotheatre.org or by phone at 215-525-1350. (more...)

Geoffrey Rush to Star as OLIVER! Composer Lionel Bart in Upcoming Musical Biopic
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, Geoffrey Rush will once again bridge the stage-screen gap by playing OLIVER! composer Lionel Bart in an upcoming biopic, directed by Vadim Jean. Filming is set to begin this fall. (more...)

Oberon to Present ICARUS, JERKUS CIRCUS & More in May & June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.)'s second stage and club theater venue, announces its May and June line up of exciting and original programming on the fringe of Harvard Square. (more...)

Pierce Brosnan Says James Bond Reign Ended Badly
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

Pierce Brosnan played James Bond in four movies. He ended his run in 2002 with Die Another Day, after which he was said to be too old to continue the role. According to Page Six, his run ended badly. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for San Diego (more...)

Ben Mingay, Spanky, Debora Krizak, THE BOLD AND THE MUSICAL and More Set for 2014 Slide Cabaret Festival, May 19-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The THIRD ANNUAL SLIDE CABARET FESTIVAL is the biggest and best yet with the addition of a new venue, a late night piano bar, an exciting variety of supporting artists and of course, the stellar line up of award winning local, national and international artists that Slide has proven can deliver to Sydney time and time again. (more...)

Sledgehammer Games' Glen Schofield Named Speaker for Golden Gate University's Graduate Commencement Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA(Marketwired - Apr 9, 2014) - Glen A. Schofield, CEO and co-founder of Sledgehammer Games, will be the speaker at Golden Gate University's commencement ceremony for students who've earned graduate degrees from the Braden School of Tax, Ageno School of Business and the School of Accounting. Schofield is a GGU alumnus, graduating with an MBA in 2002, and is the 2012 recipient of the Rising Star award, granted by the GGU Alumni Association to recent graduates who exhibit extraordinary professional achievements and contributions to the community. (more...)

Daniel Craig Exits Courtroom Drama THE WHOLE TRUTH Days Before Filming
by Movies News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Daniel Craig has left the upcoming courtroom drama THE WHOLE TRUTH just days before the project was scheduled to begin filming in Boston. The start date is reportedly being pushed back three weeks from April 14 to allow the producers time to find a replacement. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: South African BLOOD BROTHERS a Fascinating Listening Experience for Musical Theatre Fans
by David Fick - Apr 07, 2014

The cast album of BLOOD BROTHERS offers an interesting listening experience to fans of the show and musical theatre enthusiasts - and the fact that it exists at all is to be commended and valued. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for San Diego (more...)

Chiwetel Ejiofor Top Choice for Villain in Next James Bond Film
by Movies News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Sources have confirmed that the studio is heavily courting the Oscar-nominee, though no deal has been offered, and scheduling issues must be worked out. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast MEDEA, Starring Helen McCrory, Sept 4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announced an international broadcast of the National Theatre of Great Britain's production of Euripides' Greek tragedy MEDEA, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell and starring Helen McCrory in the title role. The production will be broadcast live from the National's Olivier Theatre on Thursday September 4 2014, with varying dates internationally and encore screenings to follow. (more...)

MGM Developing Live-Action/Animated PINK PANTHER Film
by Movies News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) is developing for production a full-length hybrid animation and live-action feature film based on the animated 'Pink Panther' character, it was announced today by Gary Barber, chairman and CEO of MGM and Jonathan Glickman, president of the studio's motion picture group. Walter Mirisch, executive producer of the original 'Pink Panther' films and television series will serve as the producer of the new film, along with Academy Award®-winning actress, Julie Andrews, wife of the late director Blake Edwards. David Silverman ('The Simpsons Movie,' 'Monsters, Inc') will direct. The Pink Panther character originated a remarkable fifty years ago. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ambitous New Cabaret Shows From SHANA FARR and JILLIAN LAURAIN Reach High But Fall Short
by Stephen Hanks - Mar 31, 2014

'A man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?' once wrote the poet Robert Browning. The line is about setting goals, striving, and ambition, all of which can be commendable desires. But sometimes in the world of cabaret, the desire to achieve the next level or to raise one's personal bar can be an overreach and overly ambitious. Such was the case with two shows staged this past week by two accomplished singers-Shana Farr and Jillian Laurain--who over the past couple of years have garnered mucho kudos for their vocal prowess and solid shows. Nobody could fault these lovely ladies for pushing their performance envelopes, but in both cases they fell short of their goals. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound & More in West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which is currently playing at the Savoy Theatre, stars Olivier, Tony and BAFTA award winning Robert Lindsay (Me And My Girl, Becket, Oliver!, My Family) and Rufus Hound (One Man Two Guv'nors, Celebrity Juice,and the winner of the recent Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special) as the conmen Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson competing for the riches and the heart of the young impressionable heiress, Christine Colgate played by Katherine Kingsley (Singin' in the Rain), who was just nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Michael Grandage's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Samantha Bond (Passion Play, Amy's View, Downton Abbey, James Bond Outnumbered) plays Muriel Eubanks, a glamorous divorcee looking for love in Beaumont-sur-Mer on the French Riviera and John Marquez (Privates On Parade, The Taming of the Shrew, Doc Martin) plays Andre Thibault, Beaumont-sur-Mer's Chief of Police. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for San Diego (more...)

GMCLA Presents GOD SAVE THE QUEEN(S) This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

As same-sex marriages soon overtake churches and government halls in England and Wales, so too will British culture invade The Saban Theatre (8440 Wilshire Boulevard) in Beverly Hills as Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) presents 'God Save the Queen(s),' the second show of the Chorus's 35th season, tonight, March 29, 2014 at 8 p.m. and Sunday March 30, 2014 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Jennifer Lawrence Sings Santana In AMERICAN HUSTLE Deleted Musical Scene
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 26, 2014

While one of the absolute highlights of hit caper drama/comedy AMERICAN HUSTLE is undoubtedly the ferocious lip-synching of Jennifer Lawrence to famous James Bond theme 'Live And Let Die' by Paul McCartney and Wings, another musical number has recently surfaced on the new DVD and Blu-ray edition of the multi-award-winning film via the deleted scenes. (more...)

MTV's TEEN WOLF Fianle Takes Bite Out of Competition
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The second half of the third season of MTV's hit series “Teen Wolf” came to a dramatic close last night with the finale episode drawing in 2.3 million total viewers (more...)

Havok's Technology Powers Tencent Games' Upcoming Title, Iron Knight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Leading Chinese games companies like Tencent are increasingly turning to cutting edge global technologies to fulfill the growing demands of Chinese gamers for more compelling features in video games. For Iron Knight, Tencent chose Havok Physics, Havok AI and Havok Animation Studio to deliver dynamic battlefields, enhanced graphics, efficient character AI, more realistic animations and detailed destruction effects to offer players the most authentic fighting action possible. (more...)

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