John Logan News

Victory Gardens to Welcome Small Fish Radio Theatre's MERCURY CONSIDERS THE LAST LAYER, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater hosts Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium for a one-night-only performance of the radio adaptation of Mercury Considers the Last Layer, written and directed by Trina Kakacek. Mercury Considers the Last Layer is a melodramatic romp, set in the dualistic world of burlesque, which follows the age-old quest of finding one's heart and one's self. Mercury was developed in the Victory Gardens Access Project Artist Development Workshop, with the lead male role written for actor, writer and Thespinariam Michael Herzovi. This special performance, which includes open captioning and American Sign Language interpretation, is meant for a mature audience. The performance is Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 7:30PM in the Zacek-McVay Theater at the Victory Gardens Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Park. (more...)

Photo Flash: NINJA TURTLES, SHARKNADO & More Among 2014 Comic Con Panels!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 25, 2014

Below, check out photos from some of Comic Con's panels and events! (more...)

Cast of Showtime's PENNY DREADFUL Coming to Comic-Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

As PENNY DREADFUL makes its San Diego Comic-Con debut, SHOWTIME will host autograph signings featuring cast members Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney, Harry Treadaway, and creator and executive producer John Logan on Thursday, July 24th and Friday, July 25th. This marks the series' first trip to the world-famous gathering in San Diego. Headlining the opening night of Comic-Con, PENNY DREADFUL's panel session, moderated by Emmy® Award-nominated actress and host Aisha Tyler (The Talk, Archer), will be presented on Thursday, July 24th from6:00-7:00 pm in Ballroom 20. A special package of PENNY DREADFUL-inspired tarot cards will be given to all fans who attend the panel session. Additionally, four lucky members of the panel audience will have the opportunity to win tickets to an exclusive PENNY DREADFUL party that evening. (more...)

TRYING Opens 8/22 at International City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

It's 1967. Lyndon B. Johnson is in office, Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis have just become an "item," protests against the Vietnam war are going strong - and Judge Francis Biddle, former Attorney General under FDR and Chief Judge at the Nuremburg Trials, is 81 years old. Trying, the award-winning play inspired by the real-life experiences of playwright Joanna McClelland Glass as personal secretary to Biddle during the last year of his life, opens at International City Theatre on Aug. 22, directed by John Henry Davis and starring Tony Abatemarco and Paige Lindsey White. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company to Present THE MAY QUEEN, 7/18-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Vivienne Benesch Artistic Director and Sarah Clare Corporandy Managing Director, is proud to present The May Queen a world premiere comedy by Molly Smith Metzler from July 18-27, directed by Vivienne Benesch, on the Bratton Theater Mainstage. (more...)

Short North Stage Announces 2014-15 Season - SUNSET BOULEVARD, FUGITIVE SONGS and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Short North Stage will present its 2014-15 season starting on October 2 with Sunset Boulevard, the musical version of Billy Wilder's Academy Award-winning 1950 movie of the same name. The score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is considered by many to be one of his finest. The book and lyrics are by Don Black and Christopher Hampton. Sunset Boulevard is a Hollywood legend about a faded 1920s silent-screen star, Norma Desmond, who lives in a decaying mansion on the fabled Los Angeles street. A chance meeting with a down-and-out screenwriter, Joe Gillis, feeds into her dream of writing a film that will be her comeback to the silver screen. Winning Tony Awards on Broadway for Best Musical, Best Book and Score and Best Actress in 1995, Sunset Boulevard opened originally in London starring Patti LuPone and later productions featured such stars as Betty Buckley, Glenn Close, Diahann Caroll and Petula Clark. Actor Hugh Jackman made his first stage splash as Joe Gillis in the Australian production. Performances run from Oct 2-19 on the Garden Theater Main Stage. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/12-7/13/2014
by - Jul 13, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 13, 2014 - Sunday, July 13, 2014. (more...)

THE LAST SHIP Ends Chicago Run, Sets Sail for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of The Last Ship, the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey, ends its Chicago run today, July 13. The Last Ship will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) on September 29 prior to opening night on October 26, 2014. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: THE LAST SHIP
by Walter McBride - Jul 11, 2014

The Last Ship, the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey, will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) on September 29 prior to opening night on October 26, 2014. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

Showtime Drama PENNY DREADFUL to Headline Opening Day of Comic-Con 2014
by TV News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

After the thrilling conclusion of its critically-acclaimed first season, the hit SHOWTIME drama series PENNY DREADFUL will make its Comic-Con debut on Thursday, July 24th (more...)

Victory Gardens to Stage Midwest Premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's REST, 9/12-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater announces the first play of its 40th Anniversary Season: the Midwest Premiere of Rest by Ensemble Playwright Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Joanie Schultz. Rest runs September 12-October 12, 2014, with the press performance on September 19, 2014, at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Season Finale of Showtime's PENNY DREADFUL Delivers 856,000 Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

The season finale of Penny Dreadful drew 856,000 total viewers last night during its initial airing, up from last week's 800,000 viewers (more...)

THE LAST SHIP Begins Final Two Weeks in Chicago Before Setting Sail on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of THE LAST SHIP, the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey, enters its final two weeks at the Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe). (more...)

BWW Spoiler Art!: PENNY DREADFUL Elegantly Concludes a Bloody First Season
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 30, 2014

Due to the grandness of PENNY DREADFUL's scale, going into the finale, the show's pacing and habit of ignoring characters and storylines for weeks at a time left me wondering what would actually be revealed in the Season Finale. There were so many different players in Logan's mythology that it felt like he threw so much into Season 1 that could have (should have?) been saved for subsequent seasons. (more...)

Neal Purvis and Robert Wade to Pen Next James Bond Pic
by Movies News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Variety reports that Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who teamed to write the last five James Bond films, will be scripting the 24th installment in the franchise. Purvis and Wade will rework John Logan's original screenplay, with SKYFALL helmer Sam Mendes onboard to direct. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LAST SHIP Celebrates Opening in Chicago with Sting, Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of The Last Ship, the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winnerBrian Yorkey, opened June 25 at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe) and plays through July 13, 2014. The Last Ship is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. The Last Ship will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) on September 29 prior to opening night on October 26, 2014. Scroll down for photos from the opening night curtain call and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Sting Talks New Gig as LAST SHIP Composer & Lyricist on GMA
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Watch below as the singer shares his experience working on the musical 'The Last Ship' as well as his new album. (more...)

BWW Chicago Reviews: THE LAST SHIP
by Misha Davenport - Jun 26, 2014

Sting's heartfelt and emotional musical 'The Last Ship' is mostly sea-worthy in its pre-Broadway tryout. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sting, James Taylor & More Attend Pre-Broadway Premiere of THE LAST SHIP
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 26, 2014

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of The Last Ship, the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey, opened last night at the Bank of America Theatre (more...)

Review Roundup: Sting's Broadway-Bound THE LAST SHIP
by Review Roundups - Jun 26, 2014

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of THE LAST SHIP, the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winnerBrian Yorkey, opened at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe) and plays through July 13, 2014. THE LAST SHIP is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. THE LAST SHIP will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) on September 29 prior to opening night on October 26, 2014. (more...)

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