Sam Mendes News

Adam Pascal to Join Seth Rudetsky for Broadway @ The Art House Series, 7/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Tony-nominee and Obie and Theatre World Award winner Adam Pascal, has created some of the most memorable roles in recent Broadway history. He shot to stardom for originating the role of Roger in the Broadway blockbuster 'Rent,' as well as the London production, and starred in the film version. On July 26 and 27 he returns to the acclaimed, original Broadway @ The Art House series, where he joins pianist and host Seth Rudetsky for an unforgettable evening of conversation and song. This marks his first return to Provincetown stages since debuting with the Art House series in its inaugural season of 2011. Adam also originated the role of Radames in Elton John and Tim Rice's 'Aida,' and was featured as the Emcee in the critically acclaimed revival of 'Cabaret' directed by Sam Mendes. Most recently he's starred on Broadway in 'Memphis' and in 'Chicago.' For tickets please visit The Art House website, or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

Mireia Mambo ofrecerá un concierto en el Atresmedia Café
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 23, 2014

El proximo 4 de agosto Mireia Mambo (High School Musical, Charlie and the chocolate Factory, Sister Act) ofrecera un concierto en el Atresmedia Cafe de la Gran Via madrileña (more...)

Photo: CABARET's Alan Cumming Gives Warm Willkommen to Former Emcee John Stamos
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Last Sunday, July 20th, the cast of Broadway's CABARET shared a warm Willkommen! to John Stamos, who portrayed the show's iconic Emcee in the 2002 production. (more...)

Tia Maggini Joins Lifetime as VP, Original Movies
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Tia Maggini has been named Vice President, Original Movies, of Lifetime, it was announced today by Tanya Lopez, the network's Senior Vice President, Original Movies. Based in Los Angeles, Maggini will report directly to Lopez and be responsible for the development and production of Lifetime Original Movies. (more...)

Michelle Williams Extends Run in Broadway's CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Michelle Williams has extended her acclaimed run as 'Sally Bowles' opposite Alan Cumming as 'Emcee' in Cabaret on Broadway through November 9, 2014. (more...)

Public Theater's A SECOND CHANCE Original Cast Recording Out Online, In Stores Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of The Public Theater's production of A SECOND CHANCE online and in stores August 5. (more...)

Cast of Showtime's PENNY DREADFUL Coming to Comic-Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

As PENNY DREADFUL makes its San Diego Comic-Con debut, SHOWTIME will host autograph signings featuring cast members Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney, Harry Treadaway, and creator and executive producer John Logan on Thursday, July 24th and Friday, July 25th. This marks the series' first trip to the world-famous gathering in San Diego. Headlining the opening night of Comic-Con, PENNY DREADFUL's panel session, moderated by Emmy® Award-nominated actress and host Aisha Tyler (The Talk, Archer), will be presented on Thursday, July 24th from6:00-7:00 pm in Ballroom 20. A special package of PENNY DREADFUL-inspired tarot cards will be given to all fans who attend the panel session. Additionally, four lucky members of the panel audience will have the opportunity to win tickets to an exclusive PENNY DREADFUL party that evening. (more...)

Scott Ripley, Alanna Saunders, Amandina Altomare & More Join Leslie Uggams in GYPSY, Beginning Tonight at CT Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

In April 2014, Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal announced that Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Leslie Uggams would be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's (CRT) production of GYPSY: A Musical Fable today, July 10-20. This announcement quickly spread through social media circles and the theatre community and set off a firestorm of discussion on message boards and Twitter about casting an African American actress in this iconic role. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RICHARD III, Trafalgar Studios, July 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

All the talk about this Richard III will be about Martin Freeman. It's unavoidable really. Well-known television star takes on one of the big Shakespearean roles and a role outside what might be seen as his comfort zone. Any review therefore will need to confront this head on. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CABARET's Alan Cumming Unveils Sardi's Caricature!
by Walter McBride - Jul 09, 2014

The company of Cabaret gathered at Sardi's yesterday to celebrate the official portrait unveiling for stage and screen star Alan Cumming. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you complete coverage from the special event below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: CABARET's Alan Cumming Unveils Sardi's Caricature!
by Walter McBride - Jul 08, 2014

The company of Cabaret gathered at Sardi's today to celebrate the official portrait unveiling for stage and screen star Alan Cumming. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you a sneak peek at the caricature below! And be sure to check back later for our full coverage! (more...)

Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM to Open The Public Theater's 2014-15 Downtown Season; Performances Begin 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The Public Theater will open its 2014-15 downtown season with the world premiere of Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub.š Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Matt Ray, ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. (more...)

Showtime Drama PENNY DREADFUL to Headline Opening Day of Comic-Con 2014
by TV News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

After the thrilling conclusion of its critically-acclaimed first season, the hit SHOWTIME drama series PENNY DREADFUL will make its Comic-Con debut on Thursday, July 24th (more...)

VIDEO: Alan Cumming & the Cast of CABARET Perform 'Wilkommen' on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Alan Cumming lead the cast of Broadway's CABARET through 'Wikommen' to celebrate the return of the hit musical to the Great White Way. (more...)

NT Live to Air International Broadcasts of JOHN and TREASURE ISLAND This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Celebrating its 5th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE is proud to present two upcoming titles, broadcast to cinemas internationally. (more...)

Season Finale of Showtime's PENNY DREADFUL Delivers 856,000 Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

The season finale of Penny Dreadful drew 856,000 total viewers last night during its initial airing, up from last week's 800,000 viewers (more...)

Liza Minnelli's Rep Sends LaBeouf CABARET DVD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

It's a well-known fact that Liza Minnelli loves Cabaret. She starred in the Bob Fosse film adaptation of the musical in 1972, which won eight Oscars. And she was perhaps the most excited person in the world when she heard it was coming back to Broadway. As BWW previously reported, she remarked, 'The 1998 production of Cabaret, by Sam and Rob, is coming back to Broadway this month. With Alan! And with no less than Michelle Williams, who's always so beautiful on the big screen, as Sally. Just like last time, Studio 54 will be turned into the Kit Kat Klub. And I will be there opening night.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alan Cumming Celebrates 500 1/2 Performances in CABARET
by Walter McBride - Jun 28, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's Cabaret on Broadway, starring Alan Cumming in his Tony Award-winning role as 'Emcee' and three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams as 'Sally Bowles' opened on April 24 at Studio 54. The company has just reached the landmark of 500 performances! Except for Cumming, who only played 499 and a 1/2 performances. During one of the shows, he banged his head and couldn't perform the second half. But that hasn't stopped him from celebrating! (more...)

Neal Purvis and Robert Wade to Pen Next James Bond Pic
by Movies News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Variety reports that Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who teamed to write the last five James Bond films, will be scripting the 24th installment in the franchise. Purvis and Wade will rework John Logan's original screenplay, with SKYFALL helmer Sam Mendes onboard to direct. (more...)

DER GELBE STERN Set for NYMF at Laurie Beechman Theater, 7/14-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

After sold out runs in Australia, the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) in association with Three Fish Productions presents Der Gelbe Stern (The Yellow Star) a new musical conceived and performed by NYMF's 'Next Broadway Sensation' winner Alexis Fishman*, written by James Millar & Alexis Fishman. Der Gelbe Stern is directed by Sharone Halevy and is being staged in its U.S. premiere at The Laurie Beechman Theater @ West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd Street (bet. 9th & 10th Avenues) in NYC for five performances from Monday, July 14 through Monday, July 21, 2014. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

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