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Rob Marshall Pulls New Details Out of the Carpet Bag for MARY POPPINS Film; Julie Andrews to Play a Role?Rob Marshall Pulls New Details Out of the Carpet Bag for MARY POPPINS Film; Julie Andrews to Play a Role?
by Jessica Khan - Oct 20, 2015

As previously reported, Rob Marshall (Into the Woods, Chicago) will direct a new Disney film based on their classic 1964 movie, MARY POPPINS. Speaking to Vulture, the helmer revealed more about the project, which will take place in 1934, when the original P.L. Travers books -- about the magical nanny's continued adventures with the Banks family -- were written and could include a cameo (or more, please!) by the original film's legendary star. (more...)

NT Live's Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Broadcast Breaks RecordsNT Live's Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Broadcast Breaks Records
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Yesterday's October 15th live international broadcast of Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role of Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET was seen by more than 225,000 people, making it the largest global audience for a live broadcast day of any title in National Theatre Live history. (more...)

Christian Camargo to Star in PERICLES at Theatre for a New AudienceChristian Camargo to Star in PERICLES at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Christian Camargo, who has played Coriolanus and Hamlet for Theatre for a New Audience, will take on another Shakespearean title role as Pericles in a new production directed by Trevor Nunn with music written by Irish composer Shaun Davey, the Theatre's Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz announced. (more...)

Christian Camargo to Stage in PERICLES at Theatre for a New AudienceChristian Camargo to Stage in PERICLES at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Christian Camargo, who has played Coriolanus and Hamlet for Theatre for a New Audience, will take on another Shakespearean title role as Pericles in a new production directed by Trevor Nunn with music written by Irish composer Shaun Davey, the Theatre's Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz announced. (more...)

Disney & Cameron Mackintosh Announce New UK, Ireland Tours of Smash Hit MARY POPPINS, Oct. 13Disney & Cameron Mackintosh Announce New UK, Ireland Tours of Smash Hit MARY POPPINS, Oct. 13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh are delighted to announce that their multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS will embark on a tour of the UK and Ireland, opening at Leicester Curve today 13 October 2015. Initial tour schedule attached. Casting to be announced soon. (more...)

Zizi Strallen and Matt Lee to Lead New UK Tour of MARY POPPINSZizi Strallen and Matt Lee to Lead New UK Tour of MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

The second UK tour of MARY POPPINS has found its leading lady! The Daily Mail writes that Zizi Strallen will take on the title role in the production, which kicks off at the Leicester Curve on October 13, 2015. Strallen will be joined onstage by Matt Lee as 'Bert'. (more...)

VIDEO: Will Benedict Cumberbatch Be Filmdom's Next James Bond?VIDEO: Will Benedict Cumberbatch Be Filmdom's Next James Bond?
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

PEOPLE shared video of Benedict Cumberbatch responding the rumors that he may be cast as the next James Bond. (more...)

Julie Taymor to Curate, Host First National Sawdust+ Concert in Brooklyn This NovJulie Taymor to Curate, Host First National Sawdust+ Concert in Brooklyn This Nov
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Visionary director Julie Taymor will curate and host the first National Sawdust+ concert on Friday, November 6 at 7:30pm. MADE IN BROOKLYN, an evening inspired by that artistically fertile corner of New York City, will feature music by Brooklyn-born composers including the great George Gershwin and Oscar-winners Aaron Copland, John Corigliano and Elliot Goldenthal. The concert will feature the world concert premiere of Goldenthal's String Quartet No. 1 'The Stone Cutters' performed by Flux Quartet, the 'Chaconne' from Corigliano's Academy Award-winning score for The Red Violin, performed by Tim Fain & Stephen Gosling, and much more. (more...)

FSLC Hosts An Evening with Kate Winslet During NYFF53 TonightFSLC Hosts An Evening with Kate Winslet During NYFF53 Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center will host An Evening With Kate Winslet tonight, October 6, during the 53rd New York Film Festival. (more...)

Richard Eyre's MR. FOOTE'S OTHER LEG to Receive West End TransferRichard Eyre's MR. FOOTE'S OTHER LEG to Receive West End Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

Richard Eyre's sold out Hampstead Theatre production of Mr Foote's Other Leg will transfer to Theatre Royal Haymarket from 28th October, for a limited season in London's West End. Press night Wednesday 4th November. The new comedy, set in Georgian London, written by Ian Kelly, directed by Richard Eyre, and designed by Tim Hatley, met with acclaim from both critics and the general public alike upon its opening at the Hampstead Theatre in September. (more...)

MR. FOOTE'S OTHER LEG, Starring Simon Russell Beale, Heads to Theatre Royal Haymarket Next MonthMR. FOOTE'S OTHER LEG, Starring Simon Russell Beale, Heads to Theatre Royal Haymarket Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

The Daily Mail reports that Hampstead Theatre's production of Ian Kelly's MR. FOOTE'S OTHER LEG, starring Simon Russell Beale and directed by Richard Eyre, will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket next month. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Fellows & Mentor for NYFF53 Artist AcademyFilm Society of Lincoln Center Announces Fellows & Mentor for NYFF53 Artist Academy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the details for this year's NYFF Artist Academy, which offers an immersive and creative experience for 26 up-and-coming and established filmmakers (more...)

FSLC to Host An Evening with Kate Winslet During NYFF53 This OctoberFSLC to Host An Evening with Kate Winslet During NYFF53 This October
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center will host An Evening With Kate Winslet on Tuesday, October 6, during the 53rd New York Film Festival. (more...)

Nick Hytner Receives Critics Circle Award for Services to the ArtsNick Hytner Receives Critics Circle Award for Services to the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

The former Director of the National Theatre was presented with the award - an engraved crystal rose bowl - by Jeffery Taylor, President of the Critics Circle, at a celebration lunch at the National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1 on September 23, attended by critics from across all fields of the arts. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET Launches Royal Opera House's Live Cinema 2015-16 Season TodayROMEO AND JULIET Launches Royal Opera House's Live Cinema 2015-16 Season Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

The Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2015/16 is the most ambitious to date. Six ballets and six operas, including five new productions, will be screened in over 1,000 cinemas across 45 countries allowing audiences in the US to experience more opera and ballet from the Royal Opera House than ever before. (more...)

Who Should Lead Disney's Live-Action MARY POPPINS? Hathaway, Blunt Are Current FavoritesWho Should Lead Disney's Live-Action MARY POPPINS? Hathaway, Blunt Are Current Favorites
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

BoyleSports, an Ireland-based online betting firm, announced this week that Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway leads the race as favorite actress to take on the role of the iconic nanny, with 6/4 odds. (more...)

HIGH SOCIETY Opens Walnut Street's 207th Anniversary Season TonightHIGH SOCIETY Opens Walnut Street's 207th Anniversary Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 207th season with the sparkling Broadway musical featuring the classic sounds of Cole Porter, HIGH SOCIETY. Directed by Frank Anzalone, with choreography by Mary Jane Houdina, this Philadelphia premiere opens tonight, September 16th, and runs through October 25th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HIGH SOCIETY at Walnut Street TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at HIGH SOCIETY at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 207th season with the sparkling Broadway musical featuring the classic sounds of Cole Porter, HIGH SOCIETY. Directed by Frank Anzalone, with choreography by Mary Jane Houdina, this Philadelphia premiere began previews on September 8th, opens on September 16th and runs through October 25th on the Walnut's Mainstage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Breaking News: Rob Marshall Will Direct Disney's New MARY POPPINS Film; Shaiman & Wittman Will Write ScoreBreaking News: Rob Marshall Will Direct Disney's New MARY POPPINS Film; Shaiman & Wittman Will Write Score
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

It's Mary that we love, and Mary's coming back! According to Variety, Rob Marshall (Into the Woods, Chicago) will direct a Disney reboot of their classic 1964 film, Mary Poppins. The project will be produced by John DeLuca and Marc Platt. The film will reportedly take place 20 years after the events of the original movie, and will include 'storylines from the P.L. Travers' children books focusing on the magical nanny's continued adventures with the Banks family.' Casting has not yet been announced.  (more...)

Starz to Co-Produce Writer/Director Stephen Poliakoff's CLOSE TO THE ENEMY Original MiniseriesStarz to Co-Produce Writer/Director Stephen Poliakoff's CLOSE TO THE ENEMY Original Miniseries
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

Starz today announced it has secured, via a deal with international distributor all3media International, the exclusive U.S. premium rights to, and will co-produce the six-episode original miniseries “Close to the Enemy,” (more...)

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