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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...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen THE HARD PROBLEM & CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/PAGLIACCI in HD in AprilRidgefield Playhouse to Screen THE HARD PROBLEM & CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/PAGLIACCI in HD in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Going to London's National Theatre and New York's Metropolitan Opera to see world-class productions is as easy as going to The Ridgefield Playhouse. On Thursday, April 16, at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. on the big screen simulcast Live in HD, the award-winning play by Tom Stoppard, The Hard Problem, will expose the troubling question of where psychology and biology meet. Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana/Leoncavallo's Pagliacci is a double bill starring Marcelo Įlvarez on Saturday, April 25, at 12:30 p.m. (more...)

Shakespeare Uncovered Preview: OTHELLO with David HarewoodShakespeare Uncovered Preview: OTHELLO with David Harewood
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 5, 2015

In the fourth installment of Shakespeare Uncovered - Series 2, David Harewood asks a very difficult question. Could you kill a person you love? Shakespeare made his audience confront that question when he created the character of Othello 400 years ago. It holds a key to understanding how such a strong warrior could end up so vulnerable that he would actually consider killing his wife. Harewood says, 'Whether you love him or hate him, we have to understand Othello. If you don't understand Othello, I don't think you understand yourself.' (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at JK Rowling's THE CAUAL VACANCY Mini-SeriesVIDEO: First Look at JK Rowling's THE CAUAL VACANCY Mini-Series
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

BBC One has released the first teaser trailer for their miniseries, 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 UK February 15. (more...)

Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting Launches 10th Anniversary Competition; Submissions AcceptedBruntwood Prize for Playwriting Launches 10th Anniversary Competition; Submissions Accepted
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

The 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting opens its 10th anniversary competition today. Writers of all levels of experience are invited to enter plays, which must be original, unperformed and unproduced. The winner will receive a prize of £16,000 and a full production of their play at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. The competition is a unique partnership between the Royal Exchange Theatre and property company Bruntwood. (more...)

Entries Now Being Accepted for Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2015Entries Now Being Accepted for Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

The 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting opens its 10th anniversary competition today. Writers of all levels of experience are invited to enter plays, which must be original, unperformed and unproduced. The winner will receive a prize of £16,000 and a full production of their play at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. The competition is a unique partnership between the Royal Exchange Theatre and property company Bruntwood. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE HARD PROBLEM Opens in the West EndReview Roundup: THE HARD PROBLEM Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Jan 28, 2015

THE HARD PROBLEM is Tom Stoppard's first play for the stage since Rock 'n' Roll in 2006, and his first for the National since his trilogy, The Coast of Utopia, 2002. The production began 21 January and officially opens tonight 28 January 2015 at the National Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Tom Stoppard's New Play THE HARD PROBLEM Opens Tonight at the NationalTom Stoppard's New Play THE HARD PROBLEM Opens Tonight at the National
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

THE HARD PROBLEM is Tom Stoppard's first play for the stage since Rock 'n' Roll in 2006, and his first for the National since his trilogy, The Coast of Utopia, 2002. The production began 21 January and officially opens tonight 28 January 2015 at the National Theatre. (more...)

Wallace Shawn's EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE, Helmed by Ian Rickson, Headed for London, Then Broadway?Wallace Shawn's EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE, Helmed by Ian Rickson, Headed for London, Then Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

According to the New York Post, Wallace Shawn's murder mystery EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE is among one of the new plays set for the National Theatre this fall. Not only that, but producer Scott Rudin has the rights, which means we'll likely be seeing the production on Broadway next spring. (more...)

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