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The Almeida Theatre Kicks Off 'Greek' Season with ORESTEIA TonightThe Almeida Theatre Kicks Off 'Greek' Season with ORESTEIA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The Almeida Theatre launches its new season: Almeida Greeks. (more...)

Fugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT Begins at BAM TonightFugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT Begins at BAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

In this taut 2013 theatrical adaptation of Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela's award winning-book, the apartheid regime's most notorious assassin and head of its death squad, Eugene de Kock (played by Matthew Marsh), sits opposite psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (played Noma Dumezweni) in Pretoria Central Prison in 1997. Gobodo-Madikizela is a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission determined to understand his actions. She questions de Kock, who is sentenced to two life terms plus 212 years for crimes against humanity, murder, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, and fraud. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Completes Cast for David Mamet's 'GHOST STORIES'Atlantic Theater Completes Cast for David Mamet's 'GHOST STORIES'
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company is proud to announce complete casting for the revival of Ghost Stories: The Shawl and Prairie du Chien, two haunting short plays by Atlantic co-founder and Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet. (more...)

VIDEO: Johnny Depp Goes Gangster for BLACK MASS- Watch New Trailer!VIDEO: Johnny Depp Goes Gangster for BLACK MASS- Watch New Trailer!
by Movies News Desk - May 24, 2015

Johnny Depp is exchanging the pirate gear for a gangster get-up in his newest film, BLACK MASS. Check out the newly-released trailer below! (more...)

Atlantic Theater Completes Cast for David Mamet's 'GHOST STORIES'Atlantic Theater Completes Cast for David Mamet's 'GHOST STORIES'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company is proud to announce complete casting for the revival of Ghost Stories: The Shawl and Prairie du Chien, two haunting short plays by Atlantic co-founder and Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet. (more...)

Wilbury Group Announces Auditions for 2016/16 SeasonWilbury Group Announces Auditions for 2016/16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2015

The Wilbury Theatre Group will hold auditions for its 2015-16 season on Saturday, May 30 from 10:00am-5:00pm, and on Sunday May 31 from 12:00pm-5:00pm. Audition slots are limited and are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Auditions will be held at the The Wilbury Theatre Group, 393 Broad Street, Providence RI. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Johnny Depp Stars in Upcoming Drama BLACK MASSVIDEO: First Look - Johnny Depp Stars in Upcoming Drama BLACK MASS
by Movies News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Director Scott Cooper's upcoming drama BLACK MASS hits theaters on September 18th, 2015 from Warner Bros. Check out the all new trailer below! (more...)

Fugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This SummerFugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

In this taut 2013 theatrical adaptation of Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela's award winning-book, the apartheid regime's most notorious assassin and head of its death squad, Eugene de Kock (played by Matthew Marsh), sits opposite psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (played Noma Dumezweni) in Pretoria Central Prison in 1997. Gobodo-Madikizela is a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission determined to understand his actions. She questions de Kock, who is sentenced to two life terms plus 212 years for crimes against humanity, murder, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, and fraud. (more...)

DRY LAND, CAIN + ABEL, MURDER BALLAD and More Set for The Wilbury Group's 2015-16 SeasonDRY LAND, CAIN + ABEL, MURDER BALLAD and More Set for The Wilbury Group's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

The Wilbury Theatre Group's Founding Artistic Director Josh Short has announced the Group's 2015-16 season, including a new drama from one of New York's most promising young playwrights, the world premiere of a new play by Wilbury playwright-in-residence Ben Jolivet, two of the most acclaimed off-Broadway musicals of the last few years, an irreverent new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, and the New England premiere of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem. (more...)

Conservatory Theatre Company to Close Season with A STREETCAR NAMED DESIREConservatory Theatre Company to Close Season with A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company closes its 2014-2015 season with a production of Tennessee Williams' timeless steamy classic, A Streetcar Named Desire. (more...)

The Wilbury Group Sets 2015-16 Season: DRY LAND, Jez Butterworth's JERUSALEM & MoreThe Wilbury Group Sets 2015-16 Season: DRY LAND, Jez Butterworth's JERUSALEM & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Wilbury Theatre Group's Founding Artistic Director Josh Short has announced the Group's 2015-16 season, including a new drama from one of New York's most promising young playwrights, the world premiere of a new play by Wilbury playwright-in-residence Ben Jolivet, two of the most acclaimed off-Broadway musicals of the last few years, an irreverent new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, and the New England premiere of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Will Be Broadcast in US Cinemas Through NT Live This Fall!Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Will Be Broadcast in US Cinemas Through NT Live This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Fathom Events, in partnership with National Theatre Live and BY Experience, are pleased to present 'NT Live: Hamlet' on October 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of William Shakespeare's great tragedy directed by Lyndsey Turner and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. Captured live earlier the same day, the event will be broadcast from London's Barbican Theatre to select U.S. cinemas. (more...)

Mark Rylance to Star in West End Transfer of FARINELLI AND THE KINGMark Rylance to Star in West End Transfer of FARINELLI AND THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Shakespeare's Globe and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce the West End transfer of Claire van Kampen's critically-acclaimed new play Farinelli and the King, directed by John Dove, designed by Jonathan Fensom and starring Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, Jerusalem, Richard III, Twelfth Night), as King Philippe V of Spain. Sam Crane will once again play the acting role of Farinelli, while the singing role will be reprised by opera star, Iestyn Davies and shared withRupert Enticknap. The rest of the cast will also transfer with Huss Garbiya playing Doctor Jose Cervi, Melody Grove playing Isabella Farnese, Colin Hurley as Metastasio and Edward Peel as De la Cuadra. (more...)

ORESTEIA, BAKKHAI and MEDEA Set for the Almeida Theatre's 'Greek' Season; Ben Whishaw and More to Star!ORESTEIA, BAKKHAI and MEDEA Set for the Almeida Theatre's 'Greek' Season; Ben Whishaw and More to Star!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Almeida Theatre announces its new season: Almeida Greeks. (more...)

FARINELLI AND THE KING to Play Limited West End Run in September 2015FARINELLI AND THE KING to Play Limited West End Run in September 2015
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Shakespeare's Globe and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce the West End transferof Claire van Kampen's critically-acclaimed new play Farinelli and the King, directed by John Dove, designed by Jonathan Fensom and starring Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, Jerusalem), as King Philippe V of Spain. (more...)

Photo: First Look - Anthony Hopkins & Ian McKellen Star in New Starz Film THE DRESSERPhoto: First Look - Anthony Hopkins & Ian McKellen Star in New Starz Film THE DRESSER
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

?Starz, in partnership with the BBC, today announced that production has officially begun on the movie for television 'The Dresser,' an adaptation of Ronald Harwood's play, to be directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris). The production will film in and around London. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates 30 Years at 2015 Gala!Photo Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates 30 Years at 2015 Gala!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 3, 2015

Just last night, Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) presented its landmark 30th Anniversary Gala, at The Pierre (2 East 61st Street at 5th Avenue). Directed by Neil Pepe with musical direction by Matt Gallagher, the annual gala celebrated thirty Atlantic seasons with an evening of music and performances from the Atlantic Ensemble and celebrity artists and honor Charles R. Bendit and Paul E. Pariser, co-CEOs of Taconic Investment Partners for their long-time partnership with Atlantic. (more...)

Hugh Jackman to Play Billy Bigelow in New CAROUSEL Film?Hugh Jackman to Play Billy Bigelow in New CAROUSEL Film?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Stage and screen star Hugh Jackman, who recently returned to Broadway in Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER, is reportedly preparing for a new musical role. In a recent interview with Cigar Aficionado, Jackman revealed that a new film version of Carousel is in the works. Jackman previously played the role of Billy Bigelow in a 2002 concert version of the musical at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Promotional Art for West End's HAMLET, Featuring Benedict CumberbatchPhoto Flash: First Look at Promotional Art for West End's HAMLET, Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch will play the title role in Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and presented by theBarbican. Today, 20 February 2015, it is announced that Hamlet will be broadcast to cinemas around the world on Thursday 15 October 2015 as part of National Theatre Live. Check out a first look at the promotional art for the show below! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/7-2/8/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/7-2/8/2015
by - Feb 8, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 8, 2015 - Sunday, February 8, 2015. (more...)

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