THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN to Open in June at TheatreWorksby BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley closes its 2015/2016 season with the explosive new dramatic comedy, The Velocity of Autumn. This tender-hearted play by Eric Coble centers on an elderly artist locked in a volatile showdown with her family over where she'll spend her remaining years. In a wry, spirited quest to 'not go gently' into a retirement home, Alexandra barricades herself in her brownstone with enough homemade Molotov cocktails to blow the entire block sky-high as she negotiates the terms of her future with a long-estranged son who has battles of his own. The Velocity of Autumn was declared 'Wickedly funny and wonderfully touching' by Broadway World and 'A tale that could resonate with a broad range of audiences as it touches on a sobering dilemma faced by families every day' by Variety. This production will be directed by Giovanna Sardelli with performances June 1-June 26 (press opening: June 4) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)
Photo Flash: ENDGAME Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglasby BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016
Samuel Beckett's classic ENDGAME opened last night, May 1, 2016, at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Directed by Alan Mandell, performances for 'Endgame' will continue through May 22. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)
BWW Review: Beckett's ENDGAME Brings the Absurdist's World to the Kirk Douglas Theatreby Shari Barrett - May 2, 2016
Every director has their bucket list of plays they wish to direct or perhaps even appear in someday. Director Alan Mandell has long been enamored with the work of Samuel Beckett and has toured with original productions of Waiting for Godot and Endgame directed by Beckett. With his 80-year career in theatre and innate understanding of the absurdist's work, Mandell has now directed Endgame at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, starring in the production with Barry McGovern. This is the second Beckett play in which the two actors have appeared together, the first being Waiting for Godot in 2012 at the Mark Taper Forum. And their stage camaraderie is a wonder to behold. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at ENDGAME, Opening This Weekend at Kirk Douglas Theatreby BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016
Samuel Beckett's classic ENDGAME opens Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Directed by Alan Mandell, performances for 'Endgame' will continue through May 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Everybody Wants to Rule the World! Meet the Full Cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO, Opening Tonight on Broadwayby Meet the Cast - Apr 21, 2016
AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- began performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Opening night is tonight, April 21, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)
Cast, Creative Team Announced for SOUPS, STEWS, AND CASSEROLES: 1976 at Goodman Theatreby BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016
On the heels of their critically acclaimed world premiere of Luna Gale, playwright Rebecca Gilman and Artistic Director Robert Falls again join forces for her newest drama, Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976. Change is coming to a small Wisconsin town when a corporation acquires a local cheese manufacturer, which employs the majority of the town's working class citizens. For the Durst family, the merger presents newfound opportunity-and a moral dilemma. The Chicago premiere, which marks the play's second production following its 2014 world premiere at The Repertory of St. Louis, features Cliff Chamberlain as longtime factory employee Kim Durst; Cora Vander Broek as his wife Kat; Lindsay Stock as their daughter, Kelly. Rounding out the cast are Ty Olwin (Kyle), Angela Reed (Elaine) and Ann Whitney (JoAnne). The creative team includes Kevin Depinet (set), Richard Woodbury (sound), Jenny Mannis (costumes) and Jesse Klug (lights). Kimberly Osgood is the production stage manager. Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 appears May 21 - June 19 in the Owen Theatre (opening night is Monday, May 31). Tickets ($10 - $40; subject to change) are on sale now at GoodmanTheatre.org/Soups, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). Mayer Brown LLP is the Corporate Sponsor Partner. (more...)
Hit Musical RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD Returns for Commercial Run at Kirk Douglas Theatreby BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016
Broadway producer Lou Spisto joins Jamelle Dolphin to bring story of black businessman, music producer and civil rights activist John Dolphin to larger audience (more...)
Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE to Play the Kennedy Center This Fallby BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced it will present, in association with Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, the Young Vic's 2015 Olivier Award-winning production of Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE from November 18 through December 3, 2016, in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. The press opening night is Monday, November 21, 2016. (more...)
Tina Chilip, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider and More Set for TOKYO FISH STORY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016
BroadwayWorld is excited to report the complete cast and creative team of Kimber Lee's beautiful drama tokyo fish story, directed by May Adrales, coming to The Old Globe this spring. (more...)
HEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Extends Again at the Publicby BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016
The Public Theater announced an additional one-week extension today for the New York premiere of Head of Passes, part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season. (more...)
Abby Books Celebrates Doris Day's 92nd Birthday with New Movie Poster Bookby BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016
In celebration of singer and actress Doris Day's 92nd birthday, Abby Books has published a commemorative movie posters book featuring posters from 20 of her best films.
Titled 20 Doris Day Movie Posters, the mini-book includes full-sized posters on 8 x 10 pages from the Hollywood icon's following films:
Romance on the High Seas (1948), her film debut.
Young Man with a Horn (1950) opposite the legendary Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall.
Lullaby of Broadway (1951), one of her best earliest films.
On Moonlight Bay (1951), a musical with Gordon MacRae.
Storm Warning (1951), a film noir thriller starring Ginger Rogers and Ronald Reagan.
I'll See You in My Dreams (1952) opposite Danny Thomas, best known as the star of the TV series, Make Room for Daddy.
By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953), sequel to On Moonlight Bay (1951).
Calamity Jane (1953), a lighthearted musical opposite Howard Keel.
Love Me or Leave Me (1955), opposite the great James Cagney in a biographical romantic musical drama which tells the life story of Ruth Etting.
Young at Heart (1955), a musical with legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra.
Alfred Hitchcock's suspense thriller, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), which won an Academy Award for Best Song for Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera), sung by Doris Day, which became her signature song.
The Pajama Game (1957), based on the stage musical of the same name.
Teacher's Pet (1958), romantic comedy opposite the iconic Clark Gable.
Pillow Talk (1959), the first of three her memorable romantic comedies with Rock Hudson which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Midnight Lace (1960), a box office hit mystery thriller with Rex Harrison.
Lover Come Back (1961), her second film, also a romantic comedy, with Hudson.
That Touch of Mink (1962), a romantic comedy with the iconic Cary Grant.
The Thrill of It All (1963), a romantic comedy with wry, handsome leading man James Garner.
Move Over Darling (1964), a comedy film, her second with Garner.
And, Send Me No Flowers (1964), her third film, a comedy, with Hudson.
Day was one of the top box office and pop stars of the '50s and '60s, In all, she appeared in 39 feature films. The last film was 1968's With Six You Get Eggroll.
20 Doris Day Movie Posters is available from Abby Books at www.classicmovieposters.com. The book is 26 pages and sells for $12.95. (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for ENDGAME at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatreby BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016
Rehearsals have begun for Samuel Beckett's classic ENDGAME, directed by one of Beckett's most renowned interpreters Alan Mandell at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre, April 24 through May 22, 2016. The opening is scheduled for May 1. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)
Steppenwolf & Second City Team for Shakespeare 400 Chicago with THE PEOPLE VS. FRIAR LAURENCEby BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016
Steppenwolf's LookOut and Second City Theatricals have teamed up to re-create a staged-reading of the smash hit musical, "The People vs. Friar Laurence, the Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet" as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 at 8:00pm. (more...)
Abby Books Launches Movie Poster Books Webstoreby BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016
Abby Books, publisher of more than 40 movie poster books starring Hollywood's legendary and iconic film stars, has opened an exclusive webstore to market its unique product line.
Founded in 2014, Abby Books' popular full-color movie poster books feature such stars as Julie Andrews, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Charlie Chaplin, Sean Connery, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Kirk Douglas, Harrison Ford, Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Rock Hudson, Veronica Lake, Laurel & Hardy, Jerry Lewis, Marx Brothers, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Elvis Presley, Randolph Scott, James Stewart, Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley Temple and John Wayne.
The Indiana-based publisher also offers movie poster books on the films of famous private detectives, Sherlock Holmes and Charlie Chan, and great silent film western stars, as well as on such genres as silent films, sound westerns of 1930-1935, and film noir of the early 1940s.
Each book is printed on 8 x 10 white paper. Page lengths and quantity of movie posters included vary by book.
Authors of most of the series of books are Greg and Jake Lenburg.
Greg Lenburg is best known for the best-selling book, The Three Stooges Scrapbook-Updated Edition. He is also Abby Books' founder.
Jake Lenburg is author of the Great Silent Comedians Movie Poster Book, Charlie Chaplin Movie Poster Book, Great Silent Comedians Poster Art Book and Great Silent Comedians Movie Poster Book - Revised Edition.
Abby Books new webstore is at www.classicmovieposterbooks.com. (more...)
Phylicia Rashad Returns to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES, Opening Tonightby BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016
The Public Theater presents the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by TarellAlvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES officially opens tonight, March 28, in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, 2016. (more...)
RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD to Play Kirk Douglas Theatreby BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016
Launched as a 99-seat production at the Lillian Theatre, where it played to SRO houses and critical acclaim including a Los Angeles Times "Critic's Choice" review, Recorded in Hollywood, the new musical chronicling the story of black businessman, record label owner and music producer John Dolphin, will receive a commercial run as a guest production at the 317-seat Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)
FIGHTING SHADOWS with Emmy Nominee Richard Cabral to Play Rosenthal Theaterby BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016
Jami Gertz in Association with Homeboy Industries and The Rosenthal Theater at Inner-City Arts are thrilled to present the world premiere of a new play with music, FIGHTING SHADOWS, co-written and performed by 2015 Emmy nominee Richard Cabral ("American Crime"), with musical collaboration by Rocio Mendoza and directed and co-written by Robert Egan. FIGHTING SHADOWS will preview on Friday, April 15 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, April 16 at 7pm and run through Sunday, May 8 at the Rosenthal Theater at Inner City Arts, 720 Kohler Street in Los Angeles, 90021. (more...)
Phylicia Rashad Returns to The Public in HEAD OF PASSES, Beginning Tonightby BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016
The Public Theater presents the New York premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, written by TarellAlvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, HEAD OF PASSES begins previews tonight, March 17, in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. (more...)
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces 47th Annual Awards Winnersby BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle named the multi-nominated Hit the Wall and Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles as 2015's Outstanding Productions at the organization's 47th annual awards event, held on Monday evening, March 14 at the Moss Theatre of New Roads School in Santa Monica. (more...)
Photo Flash: WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD Celebrates Opening at the Douglasby BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016
The West Coast premiere of Sheila Callaghan's madcap new play WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD opened Sunday, March 13, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. Directed by Neel Keller, with musical staging by Ken Roht, performances for WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD continue through April 3. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)
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