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BWW Reviews: Bucks County Playhouse Presents an Entertaining VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Kelli Curtin - Jul 27, 2014

There is no other theatre that is more perfect for a production of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE than Bucks County Playhouse. This show takes place in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, which is also where the playwright Christopher Durang lives. So not only does this show entertain audiences, but it is easy for the audience to visualize the setting that Durang envisioned because they are sitting in the midst of Bucks County. VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE is a smart play, as well as has a cast that is charming. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY Exec Reveals Season 5 Details: 'Brilliant Story Line', 'High Stakes Drama'
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

DOWTON ABBEY executive producer Gareth Neame revealed details of the highly anticipated fifth season of the historic drama series. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Presents SNOWDON: A LIFE IN VIEW, 9/26-1/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Snowdon has given 130 original prints of some of his most iconic photographs to the National Portrait Gallery, London, one of its largest gifts, it was announced today. Several of them will be shown at the gallery for the first time in an important display this autumn. (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...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for Israel Horovitz's MY OLD LADY, Starring Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline
by Movies News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The comedy drama MY OLD LADY is a big screen adaptation of the stage play by Israel Horovitz, who is making his feature film directorial debut. Watch the first trailer for the film below! (more...)

Simon Callow, Albert Finney and Patrick Stewart Join Chichester's 2014 Celebration of Peter Shaffer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 04, 2014

Distinguished actors Simon Callow, Albert Finney and Patrick Stewart will be among those taking part in Chichester Festival Theatre's celebrations to mark its long association with playwright Peter Shaffer. (more...)

Barefoot Theatre Company and SVA Film Department Presents the 15th Anniversary Gala & Awards Ceremony, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Barefoot Theatre Company and the SVA Film Department (Reeves Lehmann, Chair) presents the 15th Anniversary star-studded Barefoot Gala & Awards Ceremony produced by Artistic Director Francisco Solorzano (Floating Sunflowers, Love Simple, Sins of the Mother), Producing Director Christopher Whalen (Sins of the Mother, PS. I Love You), Associate Producing Director Danelle Eliav (Emoticon; Carnival Kids) and company members Raye Levine (Pirate, Other Histories) and Daniella Rabbani (Nina at Primary Stages). (more...)

Photo Flash: Exclusive First Look at DOWNTON ABBEY's Season 5!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 17, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter has shared an exclusive first look at the upcoming season of PBS's DOWNTON ABBEY, now filming on location at England's Highclere Castle (more...)

Queen Elizabeth Honors Angelina Jolie, Maggie Smith, Daniel Day Lewis, Damian Lewis, & John Barrowman
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

Angelina Jolie, Maggie Smith, Daniel Day Lewis, Damian Lewis, and John Barrowman were honored in the Queen's Birthday Honors. This list of honors were released today. The honors system recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution improving the lives of others. Over the years, people have received honors for long-term voluntary service, courageous deeds, entrepreneurship, and more. There are also several categories in which people can receive honors, including education, arts, science, and political/civil service. (more...)

Tony Winner Andrea Martin to Return to Provincetown, 6/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Andrea Martin is a two-time Emmy Award winner for the critically acclaimed sketch comedy series SCTV, and is also a two-time Tony Award winner. She won her second and most recent Tony Award last June of 2013 for her performance as Berthe in the Broadway revival of "Pippin" directed by Diane Paulus and her first award was for the musical 'My Favorite Year.' She is currently starring on Broadway at Lincoln Center in "Act One" by James Lapine opposite Tony Shalhoub. She is also filming a new television sitcom "Working The Engels" written by Katie Ford ("Miss Congeniality," "Desperate Housewives") which is now filming in Toronto. On June 28 and 29, this comic star of stage and screen returns to Broadway@ The Art House for the first time since its inaugural season in 2011. SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky joins her as pianist and host for an evening of music and hilarity. For tickets please visit www.markcortalepresents.com/the-art-house or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Durang Gets Laughs with Chekhov Themes in VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE at Hartford Stage
by Lauren Yarger - Jun 06, 2014

Maxwell Williams directs a talented ensemble to tell the story of three very different siblings gathering at their home, where quoting Chekhov, throwing coffee cups at the wall and channeling Maggie Smith are not considered strange. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/4/14 - 'MISS DAISY' and CANDIDE On-Screen, THEY CALL ME Q, 'PRINCESS' & More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 04, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: DRIVING MISS DAISY, starring Lansbury and Jones, hits movie theaters today, while the NY Phil's CANDIDE concert, featuring Chenoweth and LuPone, is out online! (more...)

Maggie Smith to Star in Big Screen Adaptation of West End's THE LADY IN THE VAN
by Movies News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions has joined with BBC Films to greenlight THE LADY IN THE VAN, Alan Bennett's adaptation of his commercial and critical West End hit, based on his own bestselling memoir. (more...)

Rosalie Craig and Shaun Evans to Lead MISS JULIE and BLACK COMEDY at Chichester Festival, July 4-Aug 9
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Rosalie Craig and Shaun Evans lead the cast of Miss Julie / Black Comedy at Chichester, a new production of an acclaimed double bill which celebrates a key moment in this Theatre's history, and its long association with playwright Peter Shaffer. (more...)

Craig And Evans Lead Casts For MISS JULIE/BLACK COMEDY At CFT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Rosalie Craig and Shaun Evans lead the cast of Miss Julie / Black Comedy at Chichester, a new production of an acclaimed double bill which celebrates a key moment in this Theatre's history, and its long association with playwright Peter Shaffer. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Alley Theatre's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE is Uneven but Entertaining
by David Clarke - May 29, 2014

Christopher Durang was the talk of 2013 because of his gloomy new comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE. Following a successful 2012 World Premiere in New Jersey, the show moved Off-Broadway before transitioning to Broadway and earned numerous award nominations, a handful of awards, and many positive reviews. When the Alley Theatre announced the show for this season, anticipation was high. Sadly, Houston audiences aren't quite getting the show they expected. (more...)

Bianca Amato and James Waterston Lead Shakespeare Theatre's PRIVATE LIVES, Now thru 7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Noel Coward's fast-talking comedy of manners Private Lives will close the Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2013-2014 Season. Directed by Maria Aitken (2009-2010 Season's As You Like It), Private Lives enjoyed wild success at the Huntington Theatre Company in 2012, being deemed 'a diamond-sharp production' (The Boston Globe) and will find a home at the Lansburgh Theatre from tonight, May 29-July 13, 2014 (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Welcome Shirley MacLaine, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Academy AwardŽ winner, singer, dancer, writer and activist Shirley MacLaine makes her Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut in her remarkable one-woman show, sharing personal stories, photos and film clips from her illustrious Hollywood career and fascinating personal life on Saturday, September 20 at 8 p.m. in the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. During An Evening with Shirley MacLaine, the celebrated artist will use her trademark wit and candid spirituality to discuss everything from her childhood to her early show business career to hanging out with The Rat Pack, JFK and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. MacLaine will also open her program to a question and answer session with the audience. (more...)

Michael Feinstein & BJ Ward Set for York's THE MARSHALL BARER PROJECT, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

The York Theatre Company celebrates the great American lyricist Marshall Barer (Once Upon a Mattress) with a special concert event, The Marshall Barer Project, a musical tour through the life, career and mind of a man whose songs are shimmering jewels from the American Songbook. Starring BJ Ward with special guest Michael Feinstein. Directed by Gordon Hunt, The Marshall Barer Project will play two performances only on Tuesday June 10, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's PRIVATE LIVES to Open 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare will present the final production in their 20th Anniversary season, Noel Coward's "Private Lives". This sparkling comedy is the perfect ending to a fantastic season at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company! The design is generously sponsored by Thompson Hine. (more...)

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