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Photo Flash: First Look at Westchester Broadway Theatre's CAMELOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Westchester Broadway Theatre's CAMELOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Lerner and Loewe's timeless masterpiece, Camelot was inspired by T. H. White's chivalric tale, 'The Once and Future King'. It is considered one of history's greatest love stories. King Arthur and his new queen, Guinevere, rule their kingdom with ideals of chivalry and peace, but the arrival of Sir Lancelot threatens the foundation of the realm in one of the most fabled love triangles of all time. Revel in the glorious music including, 'Camelot', 'If Ever I Would Leave You', 'The Lusty Month of May', 'I Loved You Once in Silence', 'What Do the Simple Folk Do?' (more...)

BWW Interviews: Illustrious DICK CAVETT in Hellman v. McCarthyBWW Interviews: Illustrious DICK CAVETT in Hellman v. McCarthy
by Don Grigware - Jan 29, 2015

Author/actor/TV talk show host Dick Cavett will star at Theatre 40 in the controversial play Hellman v. McCarthy beginning February 6. Cavett is best known for his TV talk shows from the 70s to present time on CBS, ABC, PBS, USA Network and currently on TCM hosting reruns of his classic 70s interviews. He is known for his laid-back conversational style with such celebrities as Groucho Marx, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Jack Benny and Mel Brooks among many others. He is a three-time Emmy Award winner. He also currently writes a blog published by the New York Times. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  LE PERIGORD A NYC Dining GemBWW Reviews: LE PERIGORD A NYC Dining Gem
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 27, 2015

Le Perigord on East 52nd Street in New York City has been pleasing guests for 50 years with their wonderful cuisine and a fine beverage program. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with James Dreyfus & More for UK Tour of HARVEYPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with James Dreyfus & More for UK Tour of HARVEY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

The new production of Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy HARVEY directed by Lindsay Posner and starring James Dreyfus as Elwood P. Dowd and Maureen Lipman as Veta Louise Simmons, will play a limited season at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket from Tuesday 17 March until Saturday 2 May, with a Gala Night on Monday 23 March. The production will first open at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 6 February, running until 21 February, with a national press night on Tuesday 17 February. After Birmingham, the production will play in Malvern from 24 to 28 February and Richmond from 3 to 7 March. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre's CAMELOT Begins 1/29Westchester Broadway Theatre's CAMELOT Begins 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Lerner and Loewe's timeless masterpiece, Camelot was inspired by T. H. White's chivalric tale, 'The Once and Future King". It is considered one of history's greatest love stories. King Arthur and his new queen, Guenevere, rule their kingdom with ideals of chivalry and peace, but the arrival of Sir Lancelot threatens the foundation of the realm in one of the most fabled love triangles of all time. Revel in the glorious music including,"Camelot", 'If Ever I WouldLeave You', 'The Lusty Month of May', 'I Loved You Once in Silence', 'What Do the Simple Folk Do?' (more...)

BWW Interviews: CHARLOTTE MOORE and Irish Repertory TheatreBWW Interviews: CHARLOTTE MOORE and Irish Repertory Theatre
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 17, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Charlotte Moore, the Artistic Director and co-Founder of New York City's highly acclaimed Irish Repertory Theatre. (more...)

West End's HARVEY, with James Dreyfus, to Begin Limited Engagement, March 17West End's HARVEY, with James Dreyfus, to Begin Limited Engagement, March 17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The new production of Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy HARVEY directed by Lindsay Posner and starring James Dreyfus as Elwood P. Dowd and Maureen Lipman as Veta Louise Simmons, will play a limited season at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket from Tuesday 17 March until Saturday 2 May, with a Gala Night on Monday 23 March. The production will first open at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 6 February, running until 21 February, with a national press night on Tuesday 17 February. After Birmingham, the production will play in Malvern from 24 to 28 February and Richmond from 3 to 7 March. (more...)

Maureen Lipman and James Dreyfus Star in HARVEY, Opening Next Month at Birmingham Repertory TheatreMaureen Lipman and James Dreyfus Star in HARVEY, Opening Next Month at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy HARVEY directed by Lindsay Posner, will open at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 6 February, running until 21 February. First produced on Broadway in 1944 where it ran for four years, this new production stars James Dreyfus as Elwood P. Dowd and Maureen Lipman as his sister, Veta. (more...)

THE BIRDS Actor Rod Taylor Passes Away at Age 84THE BIRDS Actor Rod Taylor Passes Away at Age 84
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Australian actor Rod Taylor, best known for his starring roles in the films The Birds and The Time Machine, has passed away at age 84. (more...)

Cast Announced for Walnut Street Theatre's PRIVATE LIVES, Running 1/13-3/1Cast Announced for Walnut Street Theatre's PRIVATE LIVES, Running 1/13-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 206th season with Noel Coward's honeymoon of a comedy, PRIVATE LIVES. Directed by Bob Carlton, the play begins previews on January 13th, opens on January 21st and runs through March 1st on the WST Mainstage. (more...)

UK's HARVEY Reveals Full Cast, Including James Dreyfus and David BamberUK's HARVEY Reveals Full Cast, Including James Dreyfus and David Bamber
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

The full cast has been announced for the new production of Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy HARVEY directed by Lindsay Posner, which will open at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 6 February, running until 21 February, prior to a UK Tour and the West End. Joining James Dreyfus as Elwood P. Dowd and Maureen Lipman as Veta Louise Simmons, are David Bamber as William R. Chumley, Desmond Barrit as Judge Omar Gaffney, Felicity Dean as Betty Chumley, Ingrid Oliver as Myrtle Mae Simmons, Amanda Boxer as Miss Ethel Chauvenet, Sally Scott as Nurse Ruth Kelly, Youssef Kerkour as Duane Wilson, Jack Hawkins as Lyman Sanderson and Linal Haft as E J Lofgren. (more...)

PTC to Stage World Premiere of ALABAMA STORYPTC to Stage World Premiere of ALABAMA STORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones, January 9 - 24, 2015. The play was workshopped in Pioneer Theatre Company's new play reading series, Play-by-Play, last season. The play-a finalist in the 2014 National Playwrights Conference-coincides with the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. (more...)

THE LIZ & DICK SHOW to Play Old Red Lion Theatre in JanuaryTHE LIZ & DICK SHOW to Play Old Red Lion Theatre in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

For Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, rehearsals for Private Lives were beginning to mirror real life. As their personal and professional partnership begins to unravel their sparring becomes something to rival anything that Noel Coward could ever write. (more...)

VIDEO: John Stamos Talks Guest Starring in ABC's GALAVANTVIDEO: John Stamos Talks Guest Starring in ABC's GALAVANT
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

ET recently spoke with GALAVANT guest star John Stamos as he donned his armor for ABC's upcoming musical comedy. Stamos describes his character as 'somewhere between Richard Burton and Dick Van Dyke and Mary Poppins.' Watch the interview below! (more...)

Icons Season: A Series of Post-Show Q&As and Meal Deals AnnouncedIcons Season: A Series of Post-Show Q&As and Meal Deals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The St. James Studio excitedly announces a series of free post-show Q&As to encourage further discourse about each of the five productions in the Icons Season, running from 03 - 25 January 2015 in the St. James Studio. There will also be a number of limited edition, specially mixed cocktails and meal deals available throughout the season as well as the previously announced film screenings. (more...)

THIRTEEN's SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Returns to PBS 1/30THIRTEEN's SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Returns to PBS 1/30
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Shakespeare Uncovered continues with a second season on PBS, beginning Friday, January 30 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) and continuing the following two successive Fridays. (more...)

Mike Nichols Memorial to Be Held After New Year'sMike Nichols Memorial to Be Held After New Year's
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Deadline writes that entertainment legend Mike Nichols will be honored with a memorial "sometime after New Year's" to give friends, family and colleagues a chance to pay their respects after the busy holiday season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dick Cavett Introduces Newest Book at W83 in ManhattanPhoto Flash: Dick Cavett Introduces Newest Book at W83 in Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Socrates in the City presented a very special onstage interview with legendary TV personality, Dick Cavett, December 3rd at W83 Space in Manhattan. The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, focused on Cavett's new book Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks. (more...)

Maureen Lipman to Join UK's HARVEY, February 6Maureen Lipman to Join UK's HARVEY, February 6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Maureen Lipman will be joining James Dreyfus in Lindsay Posner's new production of Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy HARVEY, which will open at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 6 February, running until 21 February, prior to a UK Tour and the West End. Maureen Lipman will be playing Veta, who tries to get her brother, Elwood P. Dowd played by James Dreyfus, committed rather than risk the family's reputation. (more...)

Dick Cavett to Appear at W83 TonightDick Cavett to Appear at W83 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Tonight (Wednesday) at 7 PM, Socrates in the City will present a very special onstage interview with legendary TV personality and star of Broadway's INTO THE WOODS and THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, Dick Cavett, at W83, 150 West 83rd Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Ave.) The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, will focus on Cavett's new book BRIEF ENCOUNTERS: CONVERSATIONS, MAGIC MOMENTS AND ASSORTED HIJINKS. (more...)

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