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Debbie Reynolds to be Honored with 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Debbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest honor: (more...)

LA Phil to Present BIG PICTURE: HITCHCOCK!, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association presents The Big Picture: Hitchcock!, a thrilling tribute to the groundbreaking films of Alfred Hitchcock, at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Hosted by Academy award-winning actress Eva Marie Saint (On the Waterfront, North by Northwest), the evening will feature mesmerizing, haunting and psychologically gripping scores by Bernard Herrmann, Dimitri Tiomkin, Alfred Newman, Franz Waxman, Miklos Rozsa and more. Iconic scenes from such Hitchcock classics as Vertigo, Psycho, Dial M for Murder, Rebecca, Spellbound, North by Northwest and more will be projected in HD on the Hollywood Bowl's big screens while the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by David Newman, performs selections from the films' magnificent scores. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Richard Burton Remembrance
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 07, 2014

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the death of world renowned stage and screen star Richard Burton and today we celebrate his lasting legacy in honor of it. (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

John Cullum Reflects On CAMELOT & Its Enduring Success
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2014

Multi-award-winning stage and screen notable John Cullum discusses his Broadway debut in the legendary Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe Arthurian musical CAMELOT as part of a new video interview. (more...)

Ritz-Carlton Montreal Exhibits Art from Local Artist, Danielle R O Y, Through 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

MONTREAL QC - This summer, Ritz-Carlton Montreal offers guests an insider experience of the city's arts and culture scene with an exhibition by renowned local artist, Danielle R O Y. Her collection, titled «Une fleur = un être humain», 'A flower = a human being,' will be on display at the iconic luxury Montreal hotel until September 5, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/8- CAMELOT
by Stage Tube - Jul 08, 2014

Today in 1980, the first Broadway revival of Camelot opened at the New York State Theatre, where it ran for 56 performances. Camelot is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music). It is based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T. H. White tetralogy novel The Once and Future King. The original 1960 production, directed by Moss Hart and orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang, ran on Broadway for 873 performances, winning four Tony Awards and spawning several revivals, foreign productions and a 1967 film version. The 1980 cast starred Richard Burton, Christine Ebersole, and Richard Muenz. (more...)

Marla Schaffel and Tina Chen to Headline Mirror Rep's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The Mirror Repertory Company, along with The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency (GAAR), presents Tony-nominee Marla Schaffel (Jane Eyre) in THE MIRACLE WORKER as part of its 2014 summer season in Greensboro, Vermont. With special events beginning over the 4th of July weekend, GAAR's 2014 summer season will also include a limited engagement of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CAROUSEL. (more...)

Stephen Emmer's 'International Blue' Set for 9/16 Release
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Stephen Emmer's latest offering International Blue (Release date September 16th) pays tribute to the rare art of the pop crooner. As an accolade to this touch of elegance within the pop realm, International Blue infuses a modern twist to the genre with contemporary sounds & beats, studio techniques, insights and lyrical meaning in ten new and original compositions. A celebration of the epic chamber music pop of Burt Bacharach, Scott Walker, Nick Cave and Bowie, it features four of the great baritone singers in the UK today; Midge Ure (Ultravox), Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17), Liam McKahey (Cousteau) and Neil Crossley (Furlined). and was mixed and produced by the legendary Tony Visconti at Abbey Road Studios and Avator Studios in NYC. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Marches Into Its 26th Season with LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is pleased to present Les Miserables from September 10 - October 12, 2014 in the Margeson Theater. Directed by DJ Salisbury and Musical Director Ken Cliffton, the production will headline Orlando Shakespeare Theater's upcoming 26th Season. Single tickets to Les Miserables are available now by calling (407) 447-1700, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

InDepth InterView Exclusive: James Earl Jones Talks DRIVING MISS DAISY, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, STAR WARS, THE LION KING & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 07, 2014

Today it is BroadwayWorld's extreme honor to bring you an exclusive and extensive discussion with one of the finest American actors in history all about his legendary career onstage and on screens large and small - the commanding and versatile two-time Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-winning James Earl Jones. Touching upon much of his internationally regarded iconography as well as looking ahead to current and future endeavors, Jones eloquently expresses his observations on acting, art, humanity and life itself. Focusing on the ScreenVision presentation of Alfred Uhry's DRIVING MISS DAISY starring opposite fellow icon and InDepth InterView participant Dame Angela Lansbury, Jones astutely outlines the themes of the touching Southern drama depicting the unlikely friendship between an uptight society woman and her dedicated chauffer as well as opens up about his own experiences with culture clashes and race in his life. Additionally, Jones juxtaposes his observations of working alongside Vanessa Redgrave on the Broadway and West End iterations of the play versus the Australian tour with Lansbury which has now been preserved on film and is being shown in movie theaters across the country throughout this month. Plus, Jones reveals some of his own favorite moments in the powerful play and dissects the dynamics of his dense and complex characterization of Hoke in the piece and how he sees Hoke's relationship to that of Daisy (Lansbury) and her son, Boolie (played by Boyd Gaines). Besides all about DRIVING MISS DAISY, Jones also previews his upcoming Broadway return in the recently announced revival of the classic Kaufmann & Hart chestnut YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and expresses his thoughts on the multi-racial casting planned for the hotly anticipated production. Furthermore, Jones looks back at some of his most fondly remembered roles to date - ranging from the voice of Darth Vader in STAR WARS and Mufasa in THE LION KING, to his seminal work in films such as DR. STRANGELOVE, CLAUDINE, CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY, FIELD OF DREAMS and more. All of that, his thoughts on the upcoming STAR WARS sequels currently in production, observations on his role in the new feature film comedy THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN, memories of his Shakespeare In The Park KING LEAR (available on DVD), his Tony Award-winning work in August Wilson's FENCES as well as much, much more! (more...)

Davis Gaines Set for Orlando Shakespeare Theater's LES MISERABLES, Begin. 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF has announced that Broadway star Davis Gaines will be featured in its Fall 2014 production of LES MISERABLES. (more...)

Bay Street Theater Announces New Information About 23rd Annual Gala, Including Special Guests, 7/12
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce its Honoree Presenters for its 23rd Bay Street Annual Summer Gala which will take place in Sag Harbor at the Long Wharf on July 12, 2014 to benefit Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. (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...)

Patina Miller and Tovah Feldshuh to Perform at Bay Street Theatre's 2014 Summer Gala, 7/12
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Bay Street Theatre is pleased to announce that its 23rd Annual Summer Gala will take place in Sag Harbor at the Long Wharf on July 12, 2014 to benefit Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The chairs of the event are longstanding patrons of the theater and the arts, Christine Wachter-Campbell & Bill Campbell, and Pia & Jimmy Zankel. (more...)

Denver Comic Con Adds “Defiance” Stars
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Denver Comic Con and Literary Conference (DCC), a program of Comic Book Classroom (CBC) designed to help promote literacy through pop culture, today announced Grant Bowler and Stephanie Leonidas of SyFy's "Defiance" will be in attendance. (more...)

Bakehouse Theatre Presents DEATH IN BOWENGABBIE, 4/24-5/10
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

Bakehouse Theatre Company presents Death in Bowengabbie. Previews are April 24 & 25 and opening night is April 26. Season continues (Wed to Sat) until May 10. All shows at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Interviews: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS' Creator Jeff Wayne Talks Burton, Neeson And More!
by Carrie Dunn - May 02, 2014

BWW:UK editor-in-chief Carrie Dunn speaks to the doyen of the concept album about The War of the Worlds live arena tour, this year starring Jason Donovan, Brian McFadden, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Shayne Ward - as well as a holographic Liam Neeson. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
by Teresa Rodrick - Apr 28, 2014

Jeff Thompson as George and Elizabeth Greeley as Martha are vicious to each other and their guests, Nick and Honey (Bryan Romano and Erin Edwards). See what games they get up to and if Nick and Honey are able to win, or even survive. (more...)

Bakehouse Theatre Presents DEATH IN BOWENGABBIE, Now thru 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Bakehouse Theatre Company presents Death in Bowengabbie. Previews are tonight, April 24 and April 25 and opening night is April 26. Season continues (Wed to Sat) until May 10. All shows at 8pm. (more...)

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