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PNC Bank Launches New iPad App
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ PNC Bank, N.A., a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) announced today the launch of its PINACLE Mobile App for iPad. PNC's corporate and commercial customers now have an additional tool to access their online accounts and to gain insight into their day-to-day business activities. The app is currently available free from the Apple Store. (more...)

Hope Mohr Dance Kicks Off Home Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Hope Mohr Dance is proud to announce the program for its seventh Home Season featuring three world premieres. As a testament to Mohr's vision as one of the Bay Area's leaders in postmodern dance, this year the company explores a program dedicated to experimentation in choreographic form by its namesake founder. (more...)

Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts to Premiere #0, 6/20-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts has announced the world premiere of #0 (a space opera), a highly physical, semi-improvised, evening-length performance about a small band of humans who live on a future world with no name. Created bySheldon B. Smith and Lisa Wymore,#0 runs June 20 - 22, 2014 at CounterPULSE in San Francisco. The company will present a work in progress showing at Motion Pacific in Santa Cruz, May 16-17. (more...)

Diane Paulus-Helmed FINDING NEVERLAND World Premiere, New Play by Eve Ensler and More Set for A.R.T.'s 2014-15 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Managing Director William Russo, has announced its 2014/15 Season. (more...)

National Theatre's Original Stage Production of WAR HORSE Heads to U.S. Theaters Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Fathom Events, National Theatre Live (NT Live) and BY Experience have come together again to broadcast the National Theatre's original stage production of 'War Horse,' pre-recorded live from London's West End, for only one night in cinemas across the country tonight, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, 'War Horse' takes audiences on a journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of France during World War I. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on stage. (more...)

National Theatre Live Broadcast of WAR HORSE to Screen at NYC's Ziegfeld Theatre, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Fathom Events, National Theatre Live (NT Live) and BY Experience have come together again to broadcast the National Theatre's original stage production of 'War Horse,' pre-recorded live from London's West End, for only one night in cinemas across the country today, February 27. For the first time ever, a broadcast from National Theatre Live will be shown at New York City's legendary Ziegfeld Theatre (141 West 54th Street) on February 27th at 7:00 p.m. The broadcast can also be seen in New York at Cinema 123 (1001 3rd Avenue) with encore dates/times to follow. (more...)

THE ACT Plays at Trafalgar Studios, Now thru March 29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Written by Matthew Baldwin and Thomas Hescott. Performed by Matthew Baldwin. Directed by Thomas Hescott. Fresh from two sell-out runs at Ovalhouse, The Act transfers to Trafalgar Studio 2 for a limited 5 week season. (more...)

National Theatre Live Broadcast of WAR HORSE to Screen at NYC's Ziegfeld Theatre, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Fathom Events, National Theatre Live (NT Live) and BY Experience have come together again to broadcast the National Theatre's original stage production of 'War Horse,' pre-recorded live from London's West End, for only one night in cinemas across the country on Thursday, February 27. For the first time ever, a broadcast from National Theatre Live will be shown at New York City's legendary Ziegfeld Theatre (141 West 54th Street) on February 27th at 7:00 p.m. The broadcast can also be seen in New York at Cinema 123 (1001 3rd Avenue) with encore dates/times to follow. (more...)

Niamh Cusack and Sean Gallagher Star in Sheffield's AFTERPLAY, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Productions of Translations and Afterplay, produced as part of a season of work dedicated to the Irish playwright Brian Friel, will play Sheffield Theatres this spring. (more...)

THE ACT to Play at Trafalgar Studios, Feb 25-March 29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Written by Matthew Baldwin and Thomas Hescott. Performed by Matthew Baldwin. Directed by Thomas Hescott. Fresh from two sell-out runs at Ovalhouse, The Act transfers to Trafalgar Studio 2 for a limited 5 week season. (more...)

National Theatre's Original Stage Production of WAR HORSE Heading to U.S. Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Fathom Events, National Theatre Live (NT Live) and BY Experience have come together again to broadcast the National Theatre's original stage production of 'War Horse,' pre-recorded live from London's West End, for only one night in cinemas across the country on Thursday, Feb. 27 (more...)

Niamh Cusack and Sean Gallagher to Star in Sheffield's AFTERPLAY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

Full casting has been announced for the productions of Translations and Afterplay, as part of an upcoming season of work dedicated to the Irish playwright Brian Friel, taking place at Sheffield Theatres this spring. (more...)

Hope Mohr Dance to Kick Off Home Season 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Hope Mohr Dance is proud to announce the program for its seventh Home Season featuring three world premieres. As a testament to Mohr's vision as one of the Bay Area's leaders in postmodern dance, this year the company explores a program dedicated to experimentation in choreographic form by its namesake founder. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast Sam Mendes-Helmed KING LEAR with Simon Russell Beale in Cinemas on May 1, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Russell Beale's performance in the title role of William Shakespeare's KING LEAR, directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, will be seen by cinema audiences worldwide whenNATIONAL THEATRE LIVE broadcasts the production live from the National's Olivier Theatre on Thursday, May 1, 2014, with varying dates internationally and encore screenings to follow. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast Sam Mendes-Helmed KING LEAR with Simon Russell Beale in Cinemas on May 1, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Russell Beale's performance in the title role of William Shakespeare's KING LEAR, directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, will be seen by cinema audiences worldwide whenNATIONAL THEATRE LIVE broadcasts the production live from the National's Olivier Theatre on Thursday, May 1, 2014, with varying dates internationally and encore screenings to follow. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BLOOD WEDDING Is Eerily Beautiful But Could Use Stronger Translation
by Jeff Davis - Nov 23, 2013

It's not what you say, it's how you say it. That adage often runs through my head, both in my personal life and in my work as a theater critic. It also runs through my head when viewing productions, especially ones like Blood Wedding. With plays not originally in English, attention must be paid to the translation. Blood Wedding, originally written in Spanish by Frederico Garcia Lorca, offers an additional challenge in Lorca's poetic style. It's not what he says but how he says it that makes Lorca's Blood Wedding an interesting and engaging piece of theatre. While the current production at St. Edwards University manages to visually capture Lorca's poetry, the translation by James Graham Lujan and Richard O'Connell is less successful. (more...)

National Theatre's 50 YEARS ON STAGE Airs Across US Today, Feat. PRAVDA, ANGELS IN AMERICA, ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 02, 2013

The 50th anniversary celebration 'LIVE FROM THE NATIONAL THEATRE: 50 YEARS ON STAGE,' directed by Nicholas Hytner, will be broadcast by National Theatre Live to cinemas internationally today, November 2, 2013 (with many encore dates in U.S. cities). From Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead to The History Boys, from Antony and Cleopatra to Angels in America, from Guys and Dolls to London Road, this will be a thrilling evening of live performance and rare glimpses from the archive, featuring many of the most celebrated actors who have performed on their stages over the past five decades. (more...)

World Premieres of PRIVACY and VERSAILLES, Stage Adaptation of Ivan Turgenev's FATHERS AND SONS Set for Donmar Warehouse's Spring 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

Donmare Warehouse revealed its Spring 2014 season today, including two world premieres, as the company's all-female JULIUS CAESAR continues at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn. Kicking off 2014, Donmar will open its season with the world premiere of Peter Gill's VERSAILLES, set to run 20 Feb. - 5 April. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Kicks Off VIBRANT 2013 Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 06, 2013

Now in its fifth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre - the coalface of British Theatre - presents Vibrant 2013 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, running between today, 6-25 October 2013 (more...)

Revamped FINDING NEVERLAND to Receive 2014 Workshop in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2013

According to an equity casting notice posted today, a workshop for the revamped production, set to be directed by PIPPIN's Diane Paulus, is set for Manhattan in 2014, featuring new songs by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy. NEVERLAND previously held a workshop on August 26th, featuring Laura Michelle Kelly, Jason Alexander, Brian d'Arcy James and Kathleen Chalfant. (more...)

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