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VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Showcases the Best of BBC Drama in New TrailerVIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Showcases the Best of BBC Drama in New Trailer
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch, who was just cast as the lead in Marvel's upcoming DOCTOR STRANGE movie, narrates a new commercial showcasing the best of BBC Drama, including its past and current hits. Watch it below! (more...)

Met Live's CARMEN to be Broadcast at Town Hall Theatre, 11/8Met Live's CARMEN to be Broadcast at Town Hall Theatre, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's revival of Bizet's beloved classic, CARMEN, will be broadcast on November 8 at 1:00 pm at Town Hall Theater. (more...)

Just In: Benedict Cumberbatch Cast as Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE!Just In: Benedict Cumberbatch Cast as Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE!
by Movies News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast in Marvel's upcoming superhero film DOCTOR STRANGE. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Impersonate Fellow STAR WARS CharacterVIDEO: Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Impersonate Fellow STAR WARS Character
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch recently visited The Graham Norton Show alongside fellow guest, comedian Miranda Hart. Not only did he break into his menacing Smaug voice that he uses for THE HOBBIT, but he also impersonated the unpopular STAR WARS character, Jar Jar Binks. Check out the video below! (more...)

VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Attempts 'The Beyonce Walk'VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Attempts 'The Beyonce Walk'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch recently visited The Graham Norton Show alongside fellow guest, comedian Miranda Hart. When the latter started showing off her impression of Beyonce's 'Crazy in Love' walk, Cumberbatch had to join in. Check out the video below! (more...)

Ailyn Perez Makes Debuts as Desdemona in Houston Grand Opera's OtelloAilyn Perez Makes Debuts as Desdemona in Houston Grand Opera's Otello
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Richard Tucker and Plácido Domingo Award-winner Ailyn Pérez makes her hotly anticipated Houston Grand Opera debut this Friday (Oct 24), in what also marks her role debut as Desdemona in Otello. Under the baton of Patrick Summers, Houston's artistic and music director, she stars opposite Simon O'Neill as Otello and Marco Vratogna as Iago in the company's staging of John Cox's hit production of the Shakespearean tragedy, which runs through November 7. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Now Available for School and Amateur Licensing Through MTIMARY POPPINS Now Available for School and Amateur Licensing Through MTI
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

School and amateur licensing for Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's hit musical MARY POPPINS is now available exclusively through Music Theatre International (MTI). (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse Screens Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Live in HD TodayRidgefield Playhouse Screens Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Live in HD Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro will thrill Live in HD from the Met at The Ridgefield Playhouse today, October 18. (more...)

RGENERATION to Play Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, 4-8 NovRGENERATION to Play Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, 4-8 Nov
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Pat Barker's Booker-nominated novel, REGENERATION, has been adapted for the stage by Olivier Award-winning playwright Nicholas Wright (His Dark Materials, Vincent in Brixton), it opened at Royal & Derngate, Northampton on 29 August 2014 prior to a national tour. The production plays Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 4 - 8 November 2014. (more...)

Ingeborg Gillebo to Step in for Isabel Leonard in Tonight's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at the MetIngeborg Gillebo to Step in for Isabel Leonard in Tonight's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Norwegian mezzo-soprano Ingeborg Gillebo will make her Met debut singing the role of Cherubino in this evening's performance of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, replacing Isabel Leonard, who is ill. (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN and More Set for The Met's 2014-15 Live in HD Season, Kicking Off TodayTHE MERRY WIDOW, LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN and More Set for The Met's 2014-15 Live in HD Season, Kicking Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live transmissions to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 65 countries around the world, will feature ten operas in the 2014-15 season, including all six new productions in the Met season. All ten performances, transmitted live from the Met stage, will feature the world's finest singers, conductors, and theatrical artists. (more...)

Liam Mower, Ashley Shaw, Katy Lowenhoff & More to Lead UK Tour of Matthew Bourne's EDWARD SCISSORHANDSLiam Mower, Ashley Shaw, Katy Lowenhoff & More to Lead UK Tour of Matthew Bourne's EDWARD SCISSORHANDS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

New Adventures, Martin McCallum and Marc Platt are delighted to announce full casting for the forthcoming national tour and Sadler's Wells Christmas season of EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne. (more...)

BBC Enlists Anthony Hopkins & Ian McKellen for New Screen Adaptation of THE DRESSERBBC Enlists Anthony Hopkins & Ian McKellen for New Screen Adaptation of THE DRESSER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

According to The Telegraph, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen will unite to lead a new screen adaptation of the play THE DRESSER for the network. Sir Richard Eyre will direct. (more...)

The Royal Opera House's Production of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Includes Martin Harvey, Cris Penfold, Ira Mandela Siobhan and MoreThe Royal Opera House's Production of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Includes Martin Harvey, Cris Penfold, Ira Mandela Siobhan and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

The Wind in the Willows is delighted to announce full casting for the Christmas 2014 production today. The cast join previously announced Alan Titchmarsh who makes his West End debut starring as the narrator. (more...)

Martin Harvey, Cris Penfold & More Join Cast of Royal Opera House's THE WIND IN THE WILLOWSMartin Harvey, Cris Penfold & More Join Cast of Royal Opera House's THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

The Wind in the Willows is delighted to announce full casting for the Christmas 2014 production today. The cast join previously announced Alan Titchmarsh who makes his West End debut starring as the narrator. (more...)

MetOpera Live in HD Season Continues at the Warner Theatre with CARMEN, 11/1MetOpera Live in HD Season Continues at the Warner Theatre with CARMEN, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The 2014-2015 Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Series continues in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre at 1 pm on Saturday, November 1st with Bizet's CARMEN. (more...)

The Met's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Broadcast at Town Hall TheaterThe Met's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Broadcast at Town Hall Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera opens its 130th season with a new production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and directed by Richard Eyre. Town Hall Theater will broadcast it live on the THT big screen October 18th at 1:00 pm. This is the first time since 1941 that Mozart's enormously popular comedy-in which various romantic entanglements complicate the nuptial plans of Figaro and his bride-to-be, the clever housemaid Susanna-has been chosen to open the Met season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Met Takes New FIGARO in Marriage for Season OpenerBWW Reviews: Met Takes New FIGARO in Marriage for Season Opener
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 30, 2014

More than most stagings of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, the new Richard Eyre production that opened the season at the Met made it hard to remember that the miserable duo who head the household were the happy couple of Rossini's IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA. (more...)

Bizet's CARMEN Opens Tomorrow at the MetBizet's CARMEN Opens Tomorrow at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Bizet's Carmen will open at the Met September 30 with Anita Rachvelishvili, the Georgian mezzo-soprano who has performed the role to acclaim around the world, reprising her interpretation of the title role. Spanish maestro Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the first eight performances of the run, which will also star Aleksandrs Antonenko as Don José, Anita Hartig as Micaëla, and Massimo Cavalletti and Ildar Abdrazakov as the swaggering toreador Escamillo. The production is by Richard Eyre, who also directed the Met's season-opening new staging of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. The November 1 matinee performance of Carmen will be transmitted worldwide as part of the Met's Live in HD series, which now reaches more than 2,000 movie theaters in 69 countries around the world. (more...)

The Gamm Stages Fresh New Adaptation of Ibsen's Classic HEDDA GABLERThe Gamm Stages Fresh New Adaptation of Ibsen's Classic HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) is pleased to stage a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler. The Norwegian playwright's 19th-century antiheroine--and one of the famous enigmas of the stage--is the newly married, beautiful and inscrutable wife of an academic for whom the bourgeois life is simply not good enough. Gamm Artistic Director Tony Estrella, who authored this adaptation of Ibsen's masterpiece, directs Marianna Bassham (Joan in Far Away, Charlotte in The Real Thing) in the title role. (more...)

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