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Theatre Harrisburg's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Open 3/13Theatre Harrisburg's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Open 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Theatre Harrisburg continues its 2014-2015 Mainstage season with one of America's greatest plays - WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? by Edward Albee. Opening on Friday, March 13 at the Krevsky Center, other performances are scheduled for March 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 22. Show times are Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. All tickets are priced at $25 except Wednesday, March 18 when all seats are only $20. Tickets may be purchased by visiting or calling the Whitaker Center box office at (717) 214-2787. This production is sponsored by Metro Bank. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RUINED at Everyman Theatre is a Powerful ProductionBWW Reviews: RUINED at Everyman Theatre is a Powerful Production
by Charles Shubow - Feb 27, 2015

Pulitzer Prize winning drama by Lynn Nottage showcases Dawn Ursula (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at New Trailer for HARVEY at Theatre Royal HaymarketSTAGE TUBE: First Look at New Trailer for HARVEY at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 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. Check out the trailer below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: St. Louis Actors' Studio's Stunning Production of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?BWW Reviews: St. Louis Actors' Studio's Stunning Production of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by Chris Gibson - Feb 19, 2015

Most people are familiar with WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, undoubtedly playwright Edward Albee's masterpiece, from the film that starred Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor (released in 1966). But, seeing the play in person is a completely different experience, and one that's incredibly worthwhile, if harrowing at times. The St. Louis Actors' Studio is currently presenting an excellent production of this work that features strong performances and insightful direction. You'll forget all about the movie once you experience this show in the flesh. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James Dreyfus and More in HARVEY at Birmingham RepPhoto Flash: First Look at James Dreyfus and More in HARVEY at Birmingham Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 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 first plays Birmingham Repertory Theatre beginning 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. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Morgan Freeman Set for PBS' SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED: 'The Taming of the Shrew, 2/6Morgan Freeman Set for PBS' SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED: 'The Taming of the Shrew, 2/6
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

This week on PBS' SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED, Morgan Freeman and 'THE TAMING OF THE SHREW' and David Harewood and 'OTHELLO'. The episode airs Friday, FEBRUARY 6, 2015 AT 9PM & 10PM (more...)

Shakespeare Uncovered Preview: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW with Morgan FreemanShakespeare Uncovered Preview: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW with Morgan Freeman
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 4, 2015

Is it sexist or subversive? Morgan Freeman says he's always seen The Taming of the Shrew as a country tale, one that he feels is Shakespeare's most compelling comedy. In the next episode of Shakespeare Uncovered, Freeman takes a look at the play and explores that question, as well as what is at the heart of it all, love. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Previews for PBS' SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED with Morgan Freeman and David Harewood!STAGE TUBE: Watch Previews for PBS' SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED with Morgan Freeman and David Harewood!
by Stage Tube - Feb 3, 2015

The next episodes of PBS' SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED features The Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman (Friday, February 6, 2015 at 9 p.m.) and Othello with David Harewood (Friday, February 6, 2015 at 10 p.m.). Check out previews for the episodes below! (more...)

BroadwayWorld Launches BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE Podcasts- Listen to Episode 1-2 with Laura Benanti & Christine Ebersole!BroadwayWorld Launches BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE Podcasts- Listen to Episode 1-2 with Laura Benanti & Christine Ebersole!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 3, 2015

Since 2011, BroadwayWorld has been bringing you Broadway's favorite talk show- BACKSTAGE WITH RICHAD RIDGE. In the series, fans can follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. Now we're giving you the chance to keep up with Broadway's finest on-the-go, with our new podcast companion series! CLICK HERE to subscribe today and listen to Episode 1- a chat with Tony winner Laura Benanti! Watch the full interview HERE! (more...)

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...)

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