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Sony Classical to Release Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Ridley Scott's EXODUS: GODS AND KINGSSony Classical to Release Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Ridley Scott's EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

For the upcoming epic action-adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings, acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator) has recruited three-time Academy Award nominee Alberto Iglesias to compose the film score (more...)

WICKED's Willemijn Verkaik and More Join Tamsin Greig in West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWNWICKED's Willemijn Verkaik and More Join Tamsin Greig in West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, Pedro Almodovar's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN has added more big names to its cast, including WICKED's Willemijn Verkaik and Haydn Oakley, WE WILL ROCK YOU's Ricardo Afonso, JERUSALEM's Sarah Moyle, THE WIZARD OF OZ's Marianne Benedict, and VIVA FOREVER's Rebecca McKinnis. (more...)

BUIKA to Release Highly Anticipated Book Debut of Original Poetry, Stories & PhotosBUIKA to Release Highly Anticipated Book Debut of Original Poetry, Stories & Photos
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

World-renowned Spanish singer Buika, named one of NPR's '50 Great Voices,' will release her highly anticipated book debut on November 17 in the U.S. A limited-edition, self-released project titled 'A los que amaron a mujeres dificiles y acabaron por soltarse' (more...)

London's West End Theatre Launches Christmas Season 2014London's West End Theatre Launches Christmas Season 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The website of London's West End Theatre - WestEndTheatre.com - has launched the West End Theatre Christmas Season 2014 for the forthcoming holiday season. (more...)

FOR A WOMAN and CANNIBAL Set for DVD Release, 10/21FOR A WOMAN and CANNIBAL Set for DVD Release, 10/21
by Movies News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Film Movement (www.filmmovement.com), the distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films, announces today that FOR A WOMAN and CANNIBAL will be released on DVD on October 21. Both dramas, from France and Spain respectively, earned critical and audience acclaim following successful theatrical runs (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: World Regional Premiere of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Is Expertly Done, Coolly ReceivedBWW REVIEWS: World Regional Premiere of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Is Expertly Done, Coolly Received
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 28, 2014

David Yazbek has shown himself to be a Broadway composer-lyricist to be reckoned with, after a splashy debut with 2000's "The Full Monty," and a meaningful follow-up with 2005's "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." Both film adaptations, they won Drama Desk Awards for him, as well as Tony nominations. 2010's "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown", also a film adaptation, was Tony-nominated for its score as well, though it suffered a truncated run of only 69 performances. Theatre at the Center in the Chicago suburb of Munster, Indiana, is the location for the show's world regional premiere. (more...)

Hadyn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern Join Tamsin Greig in West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWNHadyn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern Join Tamsin Greig in West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Hadyn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern join Tamsin Greig in the UK premiere of David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane's new musical adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's Oscar-nominated film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, and following two full-scale development workshops with actors, musicians and the creative team, the production will open in a limited run for 20 weeks only at The Playhouse Theatre on 12 January 2015, with previews from 20 December 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre en Bloc's BETHANY is Challenging and Disturbing in the Best Way PossibleBWW Reviews: Theatre en Bloc's BETHANY is Challenging and Disturbing in the Best Way Possible
by Brian Losoya - Jun 25, 2014

Theatre en Bloc's recent production of 'Bethany' offers macabre results in a wonderfully dark show that gives a face to the victims of the recent economic downturn. (more...)

Tamsin Greig to Star in WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN in the West End This Winter; Bartlett Sher to Return in Director's ChairTamsin Greig to Star in WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN in the West End This Winter; Bartlett Sher to Return in Director's Chair
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Tamsin Greig will star in the West End in WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, based on Pedro Almodovar's 1988 film. Bartlett Sher returns in the director's chair for the production -- he helmed the Broadway cast in 2010. 'BREAKDOWN' begins previews at the Playhouse Theatre on December 20, with an opening slated for January 12, 2015. (more...)

Ennio Morricone Cancels 2014 U.S. Tour Due to Health IssuesEnnio Morricone Cancels 2014 U.S. Tour Due to Health Issues
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Complications from a back injury have forced Italian composer Ennio Morricone to cancel his highly anticipated U.S. tour, which was to consist of performances June 13 at Cushman & Wakefield Theater in Barclays Center in Brooklyn and June 15 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. The concerts, in which Morricone would conduct an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers in performances of his legendary film scores, would have been the Maestro's first New York appearance since 2007 and his first-ever Los Angeles concert. (more...)

LA SOIREE Closes at the Union Square Theatre This WeekendLA SOIREE Closes at the Union Square Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

LA SOIREE leaves town this Sunday, May 11. Last chance to hurry to The Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street) to see the naughty and outrageous show that you will never forget. (more...)

Ballet Preljocaj's SNOW WHITE Makes Chicago Debut at Harris Theater This WeekendBallet Preljocaj's SNOW WHITE Makes Chicago Debut at Harris Theater This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

France's leading contemporary dance ensemble, Ballet Preljocaj, based in Aix-en-Provence, will perform the Chicago debut of the company's mercurial Snow White, a modern take on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, choreographed by company Artistic Director and Bessie Award-winner Angelin Preljocaj with costumes by legendary Haute Couture designer Jean Paul Gaultier. Performance dates for this limited engagement are tonight, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 at 7:30PM and Sunday, May 4 at 2PM at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. (more...)

GRACE OF MONACO to Open Cannes Film Festival; Full Line Up Announced!GRACE OF MONACO to Open Cannes Film Festival; Full Line Up Announced!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Cannes Film Festival has announced its line-up of films for the 2014 festival which this year takes place from May 14 to May 25th. (more...)

Ballet Preljocaj's SNOW WHITE to Make Chicago Debut at Harris Theater, 5/2-4Ballet Preljocaj's SNOW WHITE to Make Chicago Debut at Harris Theater, 5/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

France's leading contemporary dance ensemble, Ballet Preljocaj, based in Aix-en-Provence, will perform the Chicago debut of the company's mercurial Snow White, a modern take on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, choreographed by company Artistic Director and Bessie Award-winner Angelin Preljocaj with costumes by legendary Haute Couture designer Jean Paul Gaultier. Performance dates for this limited engagement are Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 at 7:30PM and Sunday, May 4 at 2PM at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. The Harris Theater is one of only three venues that will present Snow White during the company's U.S. tour, which will also include performances at New York's Lincoln Center and the Los Angeles Music Center. Tickets for the Harris Theater presentation of Ballet Preljocaj are $40-$95, available at HarrisTheaterChicago.org, or by calling the Harris Theater Box Office at 312.334.7777. (more...)

Composer and Conductor Ennio Morricone Suffers Back Injury; Postpones LA, Brooklyn Shows to June 2014Composer and Conductor Ennio Morricone Suffers Back Injury; Postpones LA, Brooklyn Shows to June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

The Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who turned 85 in November, has suffered a back injury that has forced the postponement of concerts originally dated March 20 in Los Angeles and March 23 in Brooklyn. The shows have been rescheduled for June 13 at Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and June 15 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, where he will conduct an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers in performances of his legendary film scores. The concerts will be, respectively, his first New York appearance since 2007 and his first-ever Los Angeles concert. (more...)

Ennio Morricone Conducts Ensemble of 200 Musicians and Singers Tonight at Nokia TheatreEnnio Morricone Conducts Ensemble of 200 Musicians and Singers Tonight at Nokia Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Ennio Morricone, conducting an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers, will have a single performance at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE tonight, March 20, 2014 at 8 pm. This concert marks the legendary Morricone's first Los Angeles performance. Morricone has composed the scores for more than 450 films including five of Sergio Leone's westerns -- A Fistful of Dollars; For a Few Dollars More; The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly; Once Upon a Time in the West and A Fistful of Dynamite - and The Battle of Algiers; Sacco and Vanzetti; Cinema Paradiso; 1900, Malena; The Untouchables; Once Upon A Time in America; The Mission; U-Turn; The Unknown Woman; and The Best Offer, among hundreds of others. (more...)

Ennio Morricone to Conduct 200 Musicians and Singers at Nokia Theatre L.A., TodayEnnio Morricone to Conduct 200 Musicians and Singers at Nokia Theatre L.A., Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Ennio Morricone, conducting an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers, will have a single performance at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE today, March 20, 2014 at 8 pm. This concert marks the legendary Morricone's first Los Angeles performance. Morricone has composed the scores for more than 450 films including five of Sergio Leone's westerns -- A Fistful of Dollars; For a Few Dollars More; The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly; Once Upon a Time in the West and A Fistful of Dynamite - and The Battle of Algiers; Sacco and Vanzetti; Cinema Paradiso; 1900, Malena; The Untouchables; Once Upon A Time in America; The Mission; U-Turn; The Unknown Woman; and The Best Offer, among hundreds of others. (more...)

Composer Ennio Morricone Postpones Los Angeles ConcertComposer Ennio Morricone Postpones Los Angeles Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

The Italian composer, Ennio Morricone, has suffered a back injury that has forced the postponement of his Los Angeles concert to June 15 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. At the concert, Morricone will conduct an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers. (more...)

Ennio Morricone to Conduct 200 Musicians and Singers at Nokia Theatre L.A., 3/20Ennio Morricone to Conduct 200 Musicians and Singers at Nokia Theatre L.A., 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Ennio Morricone, conducting an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers, will have a single performance at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 8 pm. This concert marks the legendary Morricone's first Los Angeles performance. Morricone has composed the scores for more than 450 films including five of Sergio Leone's westerns -- A Fistful of Dollars; For a Few Dollars More; The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly; Once Upon a Time in the West and A Fistful of Dynamite - and The Battle of Algiers; Sacco and Vanzetti; Cinema Paradiso; 1900, Malena; The Untouchables; Once Upon A Time in America; The Mission; U-Turn; The Unknown Woman; and The Best Offer, among hundreds of others. (more...)

Submissions Now Being Accepted for Fifth Annual United Solo Theatre FestivalSubmissions Now Being Accepted for Fifth Annual United Solo Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

The fifth annual United Solo Theatre Festival invites local and international artists to submit their shows to the world's largest solo theatre festival. World premieres and already-produced shows are equally welcome. Submitted proposals may represent storytelling, improv, dance, musical, puppetry, multimedia, stand-up, magic, tragedy, comedy, and other forms of solo performance. Selected shows will be presented between September 18 and November 23, 2014 at Theatre Row in New York City. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 3, 2014. (more...)

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