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CUDDLES Set for 2015 Brits Off Broadway FestivalCUDDLES Set for 2015 Brits Off Broadway Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome Ovalhouse and Arch 468 to the 2015 Brits Off Broadway festival with CUDDLES, written by Joseph Wilde and directed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord. CUDDLES begins performances on Wednesday, June 3 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 28. Press opening is Tuesday, June 9 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 & 7:30 PM. (Please note there is no 7:30 performance on Sunday, June 28.) Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE to Return This May at Outdoor StagesHouston Grand Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE to Return This May at Outdoor Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present performances of Mozart's The Magic Flute at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands on Friday, May 15, at 8 p.m. and at Miller Outdoor Theatre on Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23, at 8 p.m. The Magic Flute matches a comic yet wise fairy tale with some of the most stunningly beautiful music ever written. HGO's performances on the outdoor stages offer free admission and access for new audiences to experience the acclaimed production, which the company presented to full houses earlier this season. (more...)

THE FUNFAIR to Launch HOME's New Space, May 14-June 13; Cast Announced!THE FUNFAIR to Launch HOME's New Space, May 14-June 13; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Director Walter Meierjohann has announced the cast of the world premiere of The Funfair, the first HOME production in its brand new home at First Street in Manchester. An adaptation by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens of Ödon von Horvath's classic 1932 play Kasimir and Karoline, the production features a cast of 13 actors and actor-musicians. (more...)

National Theatre Live Will Bring THE BEAUX STRATAGEM to Cinemas This FallNational Theatre Live Will Bring THE BEAUX STRATAGEM to Cinemas This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

National Theatre Live has announced an international broadcast of George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash "The Beaux' Stratagem," directed by Simon Godwin (Man and Superman), to cinemas internationally on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Dates will vary at venues internationally and encore screenings will follow. This week, NT Live will broadcast Tom Stoppard's new play "The Hard Problem," directed by Nicholas Hytner, on Thursday, April 16. Also, it has been announced that the Donmar Warehouse's critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus," starring Tom Hiddleston in the title role and directed by Josie Rourke, will have an encore screening internationally on Thursday, November 12. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Close Season with ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Begin. 5/8Berkeley Rep to Close Season with ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Begin. 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre will conclude its 48th season with Richard Bean's internationally acclaimed One Man, Two Guvnors, a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni's classic knee-slapper, The Servant of Two Masters. Set in 1963 Brighton, England, One Man, Two Guvnors is a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues. The uproarious plot features a disarming and doltish Francis Henshall who finds himself trapped by farce into working for two bosses - who are connected in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue - all backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four. Directed by David Ivers - artistic director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival - and with songs by Grant Olding, One Man, Two Guvnors is a riotous blast complete with a colorful cast of characters in a topsy-turvy world of love triangles and mistaken identities. It previews on Friday May 8, 2015, opens on Friday, May 15, 2015, and plays through Sunday June 21, 2015. Press night for One Man, Two Guvnors will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015. Individual tickets start at $29 and can be purchased by phone at (510) 647-2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: What A Day for an Auto-da-fe and DON CARLO at the MetBWW Reviews: What A Day for an Auto-da-fe and DON CARLO at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 10, 2015

What a great idea it was for the Met to mount revivals of Verdi's ERNANI and DON CARLO at the same time! It offers an opportunity to compare two operas that have much in common--and a production well worth seeing. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Dianna Agron, Stephen Wright and More for MCQUEEN at St. James TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Dianna Agron, Stephen Wright and More for MCQUEEN at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Award-winning actor Stephen Wight takes on the title role of Lee McQueen and Dianna Agron will play Dahlia in the world premiere of James Phillips's play McQUEEN directed by John Caird, which will run at St. James Theatre from 12 May, with press nights on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 May. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Casting for PETER PAN, THE SEAGULL and MoreRegent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Casting for PETER PAN, THE SEAGULL and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Casting for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2015 production of J.M Barrie's Peter Pan has today been announced, with lead casting for The Seagull and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers also confirmed. The season opens for previews on 15 May. (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...)

Boz Scaggs, The Secret Sisters, Kristin Hersh and More Added to The Music Hall's 2015 LineupBoz Scaggs, The Secret Sisters, Kristin Hersh and More Added to The Music Hall's 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The Music Hall has announced nine new shows to its already robust and diverse lineup. New shows include Music Hall fan favorite Boz Scaggs, prolific post-punk pioneer Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses), and popular country music singers The Secret Sisters. (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for J.K. Rowling's THE CASUAL VACANCY on HBOVIDEO: New Trailer for J.K. Rowling's THE CASUAL VACANCY on HBO
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

HBO has released a new trailer for the TV miniseries adaptation of THE CASUAL VACANCY, based on 'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling's global bestseller, which will consist of three one-hour parts, airing in the U.S. on April 29 and 30. Watch below! (more...)

Stephen Wight, GLEE Star Dianna Agron Set for World Premiere of McQUEEN at St. James, May 12Stephen Wight, GLEE Star Dianna Agron Set for World Premiere of McQUEEN at St. James, May 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Award-winning actor Stephen Wight takes on the title role of Lee McQueen and Dianna Agron will play Dahlia in the world premiere of James Phillips's play McQUEEN directed by John Caird, which will run at St. James Theatre from 12 May, with press nights on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 May. The play will also star Tracy-Ann Oberman as Isabella Blow, Laura Rees as Arabella, and David Shaw-Parker as John Hitchcock, along with Sophie Apollonia, Amber Doyle, George Hill, Eloise Hymas, Jordan Kennedy, Rachel Louisa Maybank and Carrie Willis. (more...)

Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision?Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Last August, an agreement was reached to resolve a potential labor crisis at the Metropolian Opera, the nation's largest performing arts organization. (more...)

God Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGod Save the Queen! Meet the Full Cast of THE AUDIENCE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 8, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. Opening Night is tonight, March 8, 2015; the limited engagement runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the company! (more...)

First Trailer For Maggie Smith & James Corden In THE LADY IN THE VANFirst Trailer For Maggie Smith & James Corden In THE LADY IN THE VAN
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 3, 2015

Dame Maggie Smith in a fabulous new role! (more...)

Photo: First Look - Dame Maggie Smith Stars in Film Adaptation of THE LADY IN THE VANPhoto: First Look - Dame Maggie Smith Stars in Film Adaptation of THE LADY IN THE VAN
by Movies News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Maggie Smith, a two-time Oscar® winner, recreates one of her most celebrated roles - the singular Miss Shepherd - in TriStar's The Lady in the Van, Alan Bennett's big-screen comedic adaptation of his own iconic memoir and honored stage play. (more...)

Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves and Peter Sellars to Receive Honorary Doctorates from Juilliard, 5/22Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves and Peter Sellars to Receive Honorary Doctorates from Juilliard, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 110th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves, and Peter Sellars will be honored at Juilliard's May 2015 Commencement Ceremony. (more...)

THE MENTALIST, Featuring Actor Stephen Merchant to Land in West End, July 3THE MENTALIST, Featuring Actor Stephen Merchant to Land in West End, July 3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

BAFTA Award-winning writer, comedian and actor Stephen Merchant will make his West End debut in a new production of Richard Bean's comic two hander The Mentalists. Steffan Rhodri will join Merchant in a return to the West End when the production, Directed by Abbey Wright, runs for a strictly limited season at the Wyndham's Theatre from Friday 3 July to 26 September. Tickets go on sale on Friday 27 February. (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...)

Official: National Theatre Live to Bring HAMLET with Benedict Cumberbatch to Cinemas This FallOfficial: National Theatre Live to Bring HAMLET with Benedict Cumberbatch to Cinemas This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Sonia Friedman Productions and National Theatre Live have announced an international broadcast of Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) in the title role in Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and presented by the Barbican, to cinemas internationally on Thursday, October 15, 2015. (more...)

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