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SUPERMAN WEST END TRANSFER Cast AnnouncedSUPERMAN WEST END TRANSFER Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Premiering on Broadway in 1966, IT'S A BIRD… IT'S A PLANE… IT'S SUPERMAN was first presented in the UK by All Star Productions in March 2014 at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre in Walthamstow. Casting has just been announced for the upcoming West End transfer of SUPERMAN, and will include Craig Berry (SUPERMAN), Michelle LaFortune (LOIS), Paul Harwood (MAX), Sarah Kennedy (SYDNEY), Matthew Ibbotson (SEDGWICK), Charlie Vose (JIM), Andrew Truluck (PERRY), Jonathan Chan (FATHER LING), Thomas Widdop (FAN PO LING), Christina Harris (TAI LING), William M Lee (DING LING), Jade Nelson (MING FOO LING), Vicky Longley (ENSEMBLE), Charlotte Debattista (ENSEMBLE) and Shiv Rabheru (ENSEMBLE). (more...)

Lakewood Theatre Company Presents IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE... IT'S SUPERMAN, 10/24-25Lakewood Theatre Company Presents IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE... IT'S SUPERMAN, 10/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2014

Lakewood Theatre Company presents It's A Bird ... It's A Plane ... It's Superman Part of the Lost Treasures Collection Series October 24 & 25, 2014 The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical gems, is back for a fifth season at Lakewood Theatre Company. (more...)

GO SEE by Norman Mailer's Widow, to Make World Premiere at King's Head Theatre, Nov 12-29GO SEE by Norman Mailer's Widow, to Make World Premiere at King's Head Theatre, Nov 12-29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

This November Islington's King's Head Theatre is to stage the world premiere of Norris Church Mailer's stage play Go See, a gripping exploration of personal, cultural and sexual identity in a big city. Directed by Sondra Lee and designed by Klara Zieglerova with lighting design by Mike Robertson, the show runs November 12 to 29, 2014. Press night is slated for November 14 at 7.15 p.m. (more...)

Morgan Freeman Joins Cast of TED 2Morgan Freeman Joins Cast of TED 2
by Movies News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Morgan Freeman has signed on for Seth MacFarlane's sequel to 2011's TED, joining Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried. (more...)

IT'S A BIRD… IT'S A PLANE… IT'S SUPERMAN to Move to Leicester Square Theatre in FebruaryIT'S A BIRD… IT'S A PLANE… IT'S SUPERMAN to Move to Leicester Square Theatre in February
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

All Star Productions has just announced that their acclaimed production of IT'S A BIRD… IT'S A PLANE… IT'S SUPERMAN will transfer to The Leicester Square Theatre in February 2015 for a limited run of just 10 performances! All Star Productions presented the UK Premiere of the show in March 2014 at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre. (more...)

Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards Tonight; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards Tonight; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, will hold the 59th Annual Obie Awards tonight, Monday, May 19, 2014, at Webster Hall in the East Village, 125 East 11th Street. The Obies will be co-hosted by the distinguished actress Tamara Tunie, whose many memorable stage performances include the lead in the Public Theater's Troilus and Cressida, while her film and television credits include Devil's Advocate, FLIGHT, City Hall, Snake Eyes, Eve's Bayou, The Caveman's Valentine, The Red Road, 'Law and Order: SVU', '24', 'Sex and The City', 'NYPD Blue'. (more...)

Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater to Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater to Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, announced today that tickets will go on sale April 9, 2014 for the 59th Annual Obie Awards on Monday, May 19, 2014, at Webster Hall in the East Village, 125 East 11th Street. (more...)

All Star Productions to Present IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN, 4-22 MarchAll Star Productions to Present IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN, 4-22 March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

All Star Productions have announced their first show of 2014: IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN, the UK premiere, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams, and a book by David Newman and Robert Benton. (more...)

All Star Productions Presents IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN, Now thru 22 MarchAll Star Productions Presents IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN, Now thru 22 March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

All Star Productions have announced their first show of 2014: IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN, the UK premiere, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams, and a book by David Newman and Robert Benton. (more...)

Danny Glover & Debbi Morgan to Host NFT 44th Anniversary Gala, 3/16Danny Glover & Debbi Morgan to Host NFT 44th Anniversary Gala, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre's 44th anniversary will culminate with a special Gala at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers Street) on Sunday evening March 16th. This special event saluting NFT, for over 40 years a seminal force in Black Theater, will be hosted by Danny Glover and Debbi Morgan. Honorary Chairmen are Harry Belafonte and Hon. Mayor David N. Dinkins. The celebration will kick off at 4pm, and feature performances from Daniel Beaty, Impact Repertory Theater (Academy Award Nominee, 'Raise It Up' from the film August Rush), Chuck Jackson, and Valerie Simpson. (more...)

Craig Berry Set to Lead UK Premiere of IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE... IT'S SUPERMANCraig Berry Set to Lead UK Premiere of IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE... IT'S SUPERMAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

All Star Productions will present The UK Premiere of IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE... IT'S SUPERMAN, with muisc by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams. The production will be directed by Randy Smartnick, and will feature Craig Berry as Superman and Michelle LaFortune as Lois, according to Whatsonstage. (more...)

Paul Mazursky to Receive WGA West's Screen Laurel AwardPaul Mazursky to Receive WGA West's Screen Laurel Award
by Movies News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

Acclaimed screenwriter-director-actor Paul Mazursky is set to receive the Writers Guild of America, West's 2014 Screen Laurel Award, honoring lifetime achievement in outstanding writing for motion pictures. (more...)

All Star Productions to Present IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN, 4-22 MarchAll Star Productions to Present IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN, 4-22 March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

All Star Productions have announced their first show of 2014: IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN, the UK premiere, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams, and a book by David Newman and Robert Benton. (more...)

Danny Glover to Receive Bahamas International Film Festival 'Career Achievement Award'Danny Glover to Receive Bahamas International Film Festival 'Career Achievement Award'
by Movies News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon, Dreamgirls, The Color Purple) will be honored with the prestigious Career Achievement Award at this year's Film Festival, taking place December 5-13. Glover will be on hand for the special tribute and presentation at the Atlantis Theater on the evening of Friday, December 6th. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool. (more...)

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Tickets on Sale Tomorrow; Creative Team and 'The Angry Inch' Band Announced!HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Tickets on Sale Tomorrow; Creative Team and 'The Angry Inch' Band Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

Tickets go on sale to the general public tomorrow, November 2 at 10 AM for Neil Patrick Harris' return to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical with book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, directed by Michael Mayer. For tickets, call 212-239-6200 or visit Telecharge.com. (more...)

WILD WILD GENTLEMAN Among Warner Archive Collection New ReleasesWILD WILD GENTLEMAN Among Warner Archive Collection New Releases
by Movies News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

Warner Archive Collection announces new releases including NICHOLS: THE COMPLETE SERIES (1971-72) (more...)

BWW Review: It's Time to Open Up Your ClosetBWW Review: It's Time to Open Up Your Closet
by Nancy Grossman - Jul 20, 2013

Hub Theatre Company of Boston presents the Boston premiere of LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE under the direction of Paula Plum. Music is evocative, but it turns out that clothing serves the same function for many women. Writers and sisters Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron convey the important connection between what we wear and who we are in musings about mothers, bras, cowboy boots, and high heels. (more...)

Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton to Lead Comedy LIFE ITSELFMorgan Freeman, Diane Keaton to Lead Comedy LIFE ITSELF
by Movies News Desk - May 18, 2013

The film comes from Myriad Pictures, and is based upon Jill Ciment's novel HEROICE MEASURES. The studio recently tapped Richard Loncraine to direct. Freeman's Revelations Entertainment will produce alongside Latitude Productions. (more...)

Morgan Freeman to Join Johnny Depp in TRANSCENDANCEMorgan Freeman to Join Johnny Depp in TRANSCENDANCE
by Movies News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

Legendary actor Morgan Freeman has officially signed on to join Johnny Depp in Wally Pfister's directorial debut, TRANSCENDENCE, it was announced today. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
by Walter McBride - Mar 25, 2013

Joining Edward Watts (Superman) in the New York City Center Encores! production of It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman was Jenny Powers as Lois Lane and David Pittu as the evil Dr. Sedgwick, along with Alli Mauzey, Adam Monley, James Saito and Will Swenson. Superman played at City Center for seven performances only - check out photos from the closing night after party below! (more...)

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