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BWW Review: Colors Fly in BalletMet's New BECOMING VIOLET Video ProjectBWW Review: Colors Fly in BalletMet's New BECOMING VIOLET Video Project
by Amanda Etchison - Aug 10, 2016

Although its 2016-17 season is not set to begin until September, some dancers from BalletMet are adding color to the summer with a new video project. (more...)

TWISTED 2 to Reunite BalletMet, Columbus Symphony, and Opera ColumbusTWISTED 2 to Reunite BalletMet, Columbus Symphony, and Opera Columbus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Columbus' flagship performing arts organizations will reunite for Twisted 2, the highly anticipated sequel to 2014's smash hit, Twisted. (more...)

Joanna Lumley to Host National Youth Ballet Memorial Gala This AutumnJoanna Lumley to Host National Youth Ballet Memorial Gala This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

National Youth Ballet is delighted to announce that Joanna Lumley will host a special Memorial Gala performance at Sadler's Wells on Sunday 4 September, celebrating the company's inspirational Founder and Artistic Director Jill Tookey, who passed away in March this year. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kinnear and Syal at Ian Charleson AwardsPhoto Coverage: Kinnear and Syal at Ian Charleson Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

To commemorate and celebrate the life of Ian Charleson, The Sunday Times and the National Theatre collaborate annually to present these awards for outstanding performances anywhere in the UK by actors under the age of thirty in a classical role - defined as one in a play written before 1918. (more...)

Cleopatra Films to Produce Lynyrd Skynrd Plane Crash Epic FREEBIRDCleopatra Films to Produce Lynyrd Skynrd Plane Crash Epic FREEBIRD
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Cleopatra Films, the movie division of famed indie record label Cleopatra Records has signed former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle to an exclusive production deal to co-write and co-produce a feature film about the 1977 plane crash that took the lives of several band and crew members of the Lynyrd Skynyrd band. (more...)

National Youth Ballet Holds Memorial Gala at Sadler's Wells Celebrating Founder Jill TookeyNational Youth Ballet Holds Memorial Gala at Sadler's Wells Celebrating Founder Jill Tookey
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

For its 2016 Season, the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain will present a special programme of performances celebrating its inspirational Founder and Artistic Director Jill Tookey, who passed away in March this year. The 2016 National Youth BalletCompany will perform at the Hawth Theatre, Crawley on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 August, with a special Memorial Gala performance at Sadler's Wells on Sunday 4 September. (more...)

Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville & Jessica Brown Findlay to Star in New Drama HARLOTS for ITV & HuluSamantha Morton, Lesley Manville & Jessica Brown Findlay to Star in New Drama HARLOTS for ITV & Hulu
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2016

ITV and Hulu today announced a straight-to-series order for the drama series, HARLOTS. The ongoing, eight-part series will air on ITV Encore in the UK and stream exclusively in the US on Hulu as part of the Hulu Originals slate. (more...)

BWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY Gives a Fairytale Ending to BalletMet's SeasonBWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY Gives a Fairytale Ending to BalletMet's Season
by Amanda Etchison - May 11, 2016

Saturated with the vibrant colors of gold-adorned chandeliers, majestic red velvet curtains and shiny Baroque accents framing the Ohio Theatre stage, BalletMet's "Sleeping Beauty" appeared to be a scene come to life from an ornately illustrated storybook. (more...)

Anne Archer to Star in THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA at Park TheatreAnne Archer to Star in THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winning actress Anne Archer will return to the UK to star as 'Jane Fonda' in a brand new production of THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA, written by seven-time Emmy award-winner Terry Jastrow, and directed by Joe Harmston, opening at Park Theatre on 13 July until 20 August, with a press night on 14 July. (more...)

Casting Announced for BOY - Mohammad Amiri, Ruby Bridle and More; Apr 5Casting Announced for BOY - Mohammad Amiri, Ruby Bridle and More; Apr 5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The Almeida Theatre announces the cast for the world premiere of Boy, a new play by Leo Butler, directed by Sacha Wares. The cast is Mohammad Amiri, Osmain Baig, Ruby Bridle, Emilio Doorgasingh, Terina Drayton, Aeran Fitzgerald, Frankie Fox, Ellie Mai Gallagher, Bayleigh Gray, Zainab Hasan, Duramaney Kamara, Asiatu Koroma, Wendy Kweh, Lev Litvinov, Georgie Lord, Angel Loren, Teann McDonnell, Eugenie-Alexia Mulumba, Sarah Niles, Demi Papaminas, Imogen Roberts, Abdul Salis, Morgane Tapia,Peter Temple and Matthew Wellard. Boy will run at the Almeida Theatre from 5 April until 28 May, with a Press Night on 12 April. (more...)

DON'T MISS: This Week's TOP 10 New London ShowsDON'T MISS: This Week's TOP 10 New London Shows
by marianka swain - Feb 8, 2016

Don't miss: This week's Top 10 new London shows (more...)

Sacha Wares Returns To Almeida Theatre to Direct World Premiere of BOY, April 5Sacha Wares Returns To Almeida Theatre to Direct World Premiere of BOY, April 5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Sacha Wares will be returning to Almeida Theatre to direct the world premiere of Leo Butler's new play Boy, after her directorial success with the critically acclaimed production, Game, by Mike Bartlett, in 2015.  Boy will run at the Almeida Theatre from 5 April until 28 May 2016, with press night on 12 April 2016. Director Sacha Wares is joined by a formidable creative team, including two powerhouse contemporary designers, Miriam Buether for set design (Wild Swans, Sucker Punch, My Child, Generations), who worked with Sacha on Game at the Almeida in 2015, and Ultz for costume (Jerusalem, Hobson's Choice, Fallout, Pied Pier), who will be collaborating with Miriam, on design, for the very first time. Further creative credits include movement by Leon Baugh, lighting by Jack Knowles and sound by Gareth Fry. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Jessica Brown Findlay, Vanessa Kirby and More for UNCLE VANYA at the AlmeidaPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Jessica Brown Findlay, Vanessa Kirby and More for UNCLE VANYA at the Almeida
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Jessica Brown Findlay (Sonya), Vanessa Kirby (Elena), Richard Lumsden (Telegin), Hilton McRae (Serebryakov), Tobias Menzies (Astrov), Ann Queensberry (Nanny) and Susan Wooldridge (Maria) join the previously announced Paul Rhys (Vanya) in Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA, a new version created by and directed by Associate Director, Robert Icke, at the Almeida Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

AMBI Pictures to Produce Feature Film Biopic LAMBORGHINI - THE LEGENDAMBI Pictures to Produce Feature Film Biopic LAMBORGHINI - THE LEGEND
by Movies News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi's AMBI Group has optioned the life rights to Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of the famous car that bears his name, and will finance and produce a high octane feature biopic on Lamborghini's extraordinary life. (more...)

Official: Jessica Brown Findlay, Vanessa Kirby & More to Join Paul Rhys in UNCLE VANYA at Almeida TheatreOfficial: Jessica Brown Findlay, Vanessa Kirby & More to Join Paul Rhys in UNCLE VANYA at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Jessica Brown Findlay (Sonya), Vanessa Kirby (Elena), Richard Lumsden (Telegin), Hilton McRae (Serebryakov), Tobias Menzies (Astrov) and Ann Queensberry (Nanny) join the previously announced Paul Rhys (Vanya) in Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, a new version created by and directed by Associate Director, Robert Icke, at the Almeida Theatre. Running from 5 February until 26 March 2016, with press night on 12 February, Uncle Vanya is Icke's next production following the critically acclaimed Oresteia, which ran at the Almeida Theatre, transferred to the West End, and recently won him the Evening Standard Award for Best Director. (more...)

Vanessa Kirby and Jessica Brown Findlay to Join Paul Rhys in UNCLE VANYA at the AlmeidaVanessa Kirby and Jessica Brown Findlay to Join Paul Rhys in UNCLE VANYA at the Almeida
by Jessica Khan - Dec 10, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Vanessa Kirby, who will soon be seen in Netflix's THE CROWN, has signed on to play 'Yelena' in UNCLE VANYA at the Almeida Theatre. DOWNTON ABBEY's Jessica Brown Findlay will take on the role of her step-daughter, 'Sonya', in the production. (more...)

Ambi Pictures to Remake Christopher Nolan's MEMENTOAmbi Pictures to Remake Christopher Nolan's MEMENTO
by Movies News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi's AMBI Pictures will finance and produce a remake of Christopher Nolan's iconic, twist-laden film MEMENTO. (more...)

Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci and More Lead Almeida's Greek Season Finale, THE ODYSSEY, TodayIan McKellen, Stanley Tucci and More Lead Almeida's Greek Season Finale, THE ODYSSEY, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

An army of artists including Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci, Andrew Scott, Bertie Carvel, Jeremy Irvine, Jessica Brown Findlay, and many more will read Homer's sequel, THE ODYSSEY, which will be live-streamed free from unusual and iconic locations across London to celebrate the end of Almeida Greeks, today 12 November 2015. (more...)

Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci, Jeremy Irvine, and Andrew Scott Lead Almeida's Greek Season Finale, THE ODYSSEYIan McKellen, Stanley Tucci, Jeremy Irvine, and Andrew Scott Lead Almeida's Greek Season Finale, THE ODYSSEY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

An army of artists including Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci, Andrew Scott, Bertie Carvel, Jeremy Irvine, Jessica Brown Findlay, and many more will read Homer's sequel, THE ODYSSEY, which will be live-streamed free from unusual and iconic locations across London to celebrate the end of Almeida Greeks, on Thursday 12 November 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy Talk New Film VICTOR FRANKENSTEINVIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy Talk New Film VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN
by TV News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

On this morning's TODAY, actors Daniel Radcliffe, and James McAvoy stopped by to talk about their new film VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN, which tells the legendary horror story with a twist.  (more...)

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