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BWW Review: SPECTRE is Bland, Paint-By-Numbers Bond FilmBWW Review: SPECTRE is Bland, Paint-By-Numbers Bond Film
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 5, 2015

No matter how many times a spy has had to use his license to kill, or how many women half his age he's taken to bed, or how many times he's ordered a martini 'shaken, not stirred,' at some point it all begins to be too much to handle; he begins to question the greater existential point behind all of the shooting, all of the romancing, and all of the drinking that he's done over the past 53 years. He begins to hate everything that he has been for over half a century. Welcome to your mid-life crisis James Bond; what's, waiting for you is SPECTRE, a joyless, paint-by-numbers Bond movie, where the colors are all beiges and greys, and nearly every form of familiar entertainment has been muted. (more...)

BWW Review: Coal Mine's THE RIVER is the Epitome of Indie TheatreBWW Review: Coal Mine's THE RIVER is the Epitome of Indie Theatre
by Jason Carlos - Nov 3, 2015

If you're unfamiliar with The Coal Mine, venture off to Toronto's east-end for the best of indie theatre. Though their permanent space is currently under renovation, the new independent theatre company, entering their second season, shines in their temporary space in the heart of the Danforth. Described as an Off-Off-Broadway experience, The Coal Mine plays to 80 seats a night - this intimate, high-quality and raw theatrical experience is unlike any other. (more...)

James Bond Makes HistoryJames Bond Makes History
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2015

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BWW Interview: David Ferry of Coal Mine Theatre's THE RIVERBWW Interview: David Ferry of Coal Mine Theatre's THE RIVER
by Jason Carlos - Oct 28, 2015

The Coal Mine Theatre's kicks off its second season with the Canadian premiere of Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER, directed by Ted Dykstra. The production stars David Ferry as The Man, Jane Spidell as The Woman, and Dani Kind as The Other. Before performances begin on November 1, we spoke with star David Ferry. (more...)

Justin Kirk, Nicole Parker, James Barry and Lucas Papaelias to Reprise Roles in THESE PAPER BULLETS at the Atlantic; Full Cast Announced!Justin Kirk, Nicole Parker, James Barry and Lucas Papaelias to Reprise Roles in THESE PAPER BULLETS at the Atlantic; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report complete casting for the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay at Atlantic Theater Company. Much of the company carries over from the show's Los Angeles premiere. (more...)

Snapchat Users Given 24-Hour Access To James Bond 'SPECTRE' Content On DiscoverSnapchat Users Given 24-Hour Access To James Bond 'SPECTRE' Content On Discover
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

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Official: Tom Chambers and Laura Rogers to Star in PRIVATE LIVES UK Tour; Dates Set!Official: Tom Chambers and Laura Rogers to Star in PRIVATE LIVES UK Tour; Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

A major revival of Noel Coward's hilarious masterpiece, Private Lives will embark on a prior to the West End UK tour starring stage and screen stars Tom Chambers (Top Hat, Strictly Come Dancing) as the loveable and charming Elyot and Laura Rogers(Tipping The Velvet, An Ideal Husband) as the unconventional and vivacious Amanda, alongside Charlotte Ritchie (Call The Midwife, One Night in November) as Sybil and Richard Teverson (Downton Abbey) as Victor. (more...)

Universal Music to Release New James Bond Soundtrack SPECTRE 11/6Universal Music to Release New James Bond Soundtrack SPECTRE 11/6
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

On November 6, Decca/Universal Music Classics is releasing one of the most anticipated film soundtracks of the year: SPECTRE - the 24th James Bond adventure. (more...)

NT Live's Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Broadcast Breaks RecordsNT Live's Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Broadcast Breaks Records
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Yesterday's October 15th live international broadcast of Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role of Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET was seen by more than 225,000 people, making it the largest global audience for a live broadcast day of any title in National Theatre Live history. (more...)

VIDEO:  THE BAND'S VISIT, Soon To Be a Harold Prince,  David Yazbek, Itamar Moses Musical Premiering at The AtlanticVIDEO: THE BAND'S VISIT, Soon To Be a Harold Prince, David Yazbek, Itamar Moses Musical Premiering at The Atlantic
by Michael Dale - Oct 14, 2015

A international award winner about an Egyptian ceremonial police orchestra accidentally arriving in Israel on their way to a performance. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/12/15- Hugh JackmanSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/12/15- Hugh Jackman
by Stage Tube - Oct 12, 2015

Happy Birthday Hugh Jackman! Jackman was recently seen in the role of Jean Valjean in the Les Miserables film. Jackman is also working on Broadway's Harry Houdini, set for the stage in 2014. He has also appeared on the Great White Way in Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, A Steady Rain and The Boy From Oz. He played Curly in the West End's Oklahoma!, and appeared in an Off-Broadway production of Carousel, along with hosting the Tony Awards three times.production of Carousel, along with hosting the Tony Awards three times. (more...)

'SPECTRE' To Celebrate 'The Premiere Of The Americas' On The Day Of The Dead, Monday November 2, In Mexico City'SPECTRE' To Celebrate 'The Premiere Of The Americas' On The Day Of The Dead, Monday November 2, In Mexico City
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

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As World Preps or Release of SPECTRE, Gillette Celebrates 'Bond Moments' in Every Man's LifeAs World Preps or Release of SPECTRE, Gillette Celebrates 'Bond Moments' in Every Man's Life
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

As the world prepares for the release of SPECTRE, the 24th Bond film, Gillette celebrates the moments in every man's life where he feels in control and confident. But these “Bond Moments” don't just happen - they come with precise preparation. (more...)

The Coal Mine Theatre to Stage Jez Butterworth's THE RIVERThe Coal Mine Theatre to Stage Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

The Coal Mine, Artistic Curator Ted Dykstra and Artistic Producer Diana Bentley, launch their second season of powerful and often darkly humourous adventures in drama with Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER, November 1-22, 2015. The English playwright's poetic follow-up to his international hit Jerusalem, will receive its Canadian premiere with direction by Ted Dykstra; starring David Ferry as The Man, Jane Spidell as The Woman, and Dani Kind as The Other Woman. (more...)

VIDEO: Heineken Reveals SPECTRE TV Ad Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond; Watch It Now!VIDEO: Heineken Reveals SPECTRE TV Ad Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond; Watch It Now!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

As part of its integrated global Spectre campaign, Heineken has unveiled a new TV spot titled 'The Chase' which features Daniel Craig as James Bond in a high speed boat chase. In addition, the brand also announced an exciting digital campaign featuring the world's first ever selfie from space, dubbed the 'Spyfie.' (more...)

Regal has the Ultimate Ticket to SpectreRegal has the Ultimate Ticket to Spectre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

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Atlantic Theater Company to Offer $30 Tickets to 30th Anniversary SeasonAtlantic Theater Company to Offer $30 Tickets to 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) has partnered with TodayTix, the premiere mobile theater ticketing app, to launch TodayTix30 in honor of Atlantic's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Sam Smith to Sing Title Song 'Writing's On the Wall' for New Bond Film SPECTRESam Smith to Sing Title Song 'Writing's On the Wall' for New Bond Film SPECTRE
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment today confirmed that Sam Smith has recorded 'Writing's On The Wall,' the theme song to SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. to Close After 30 Years; Final Season to Open with GUARDIANSMary-Arrchie Theatre Co. to Close After 30 Years; Final Season to Open with GUARDIANS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

After presenting more than 100 productions spanning three decades, Chicago's award-winning Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. has announced it will close its doors following its 30th anniversary season. The company's final season will open with Peter Morris' powerful war drama GUARDIANS, followed by three soon-to-be-announced production, plus its 28th annual Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Theater Festival. (more...)

The Coal Mine's 2015-16 Season to Feature THE RIVER, KILLER JOE & MoreThe Coal Mine's 2015-16 Season to Feature THE RIVER, KILLER JOE & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

After rave reviews and a sold-out inaugural season, The Coal Mine Theatre is back and proud to announce its 2015-2016 season of powerful, absorbing, and often darkly humourous adventures in drama. The Coal Mine's Artistic Curator Ted Dykstra, and Artistic Producer Diana Bentley, present: (more...)

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