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by Contests - Broadway - Apr 16, 2014


Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

Alan Cumming Calls Michelle Williams As Sally Bowles In CABARET 'An Eccentric Little Waif'
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 13, 2014

Tony Award-winning CABARET star Alan Cumming recreates his legendary performance as the Emcee in the new Broadway revival of the classic Kander & Ebb musical, sharing his observations on co-star Michelle Williams as part of a new interview. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage DEATHTRAP, 3/28-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Written in 1978, Deathtrap still holds the record for longest-running comedy thriller on Broadway. Sidney Bruhl is a playwright desperately in need of a hit. Just in time, a former student sends him the manuscript of his first play, a murder mystery called Deathtrap. Sidney smells a hit, but he's never been that fond of sharing credit. TIME Magazine said, 'If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try Deathtrap.' (more...)

VIDEO: Alan Cumming & the Cast of CABARET Perform 'Willkommen' on 'Fallon'
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Alan Cumming and the cast of Broadway's CABARET heated up the Tonight Show stage with their performance of the Kander and Ebb classic, ' 'Willkommen' on last night's Jimmy Fallon. (more...)

DVR Alert: Alan Cumming and Cast of CABARET Perform 'Willkommen' on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Alan Cumming and the Kit Kat band from Broadway's current Cabaret revival will perform 'Willkommen' on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight, April 10! (more...)

Daniel Craig Exits Courtroom Drama THE WHOLE TRUTH Days Before Filming
by Movies News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Daniel Craig has left the upcoming courtroom drama THE WHOLE TRUTH just days before the project was scheduled to begin filming in Boston. The start date is reportedly being pushed back three weeks from April 14 to allow the producers time to find a replacement. (more...)

Heidi Thomas's CALL THE MIDWIFE Kicks Off Third Season on PBS; Next Project Will Be Broadway-Bound GIGI
by TV News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

'Call the Midwife,' the acclaimed BBC/PBS series by Emmy-nominated screenwriter and playwright Heidi Thomas, began airing its third season on March 30, 2014 on PBS in the US and continues through May 18, 2014. The period drama, which follows the midwives and nuns of a convent in the poor East End of London in the 1950s, first premiered to record ratings on BBC One in the UK in January, 2012 and began airing in the US in fall of 2012 on PBS, earning ecstatic reviews from television writers. It is currently the BBC's top-rated drama, earning 10.5 million viewers per episode and has been sold to 197 territories worldwide. 'Call the Midwife' is produced by Neal Street Productions, a film, television and stage production company, founded and run by Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris and Caro Newling. (more...)

Production Underway for Netflix New Original Series MARCO POLO; Full Cast Announced
by TV News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The Weinstein Company announced today that production is underway on “MARCO POLO,” a Netflix original series based on the epic adventures of Marco Polo. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch to Star as RICHARD III in Upcoming BBC Two Film
by TV News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

BBC Two recently announced that it will air three filmed adaptations of Shakespeare's History plays including a new version of Richard III. Today, BBC Two confirmed on its Twitter feed that actor Benedict Cumberbatch will take on the role of the titular king. (more...)

Oscar Winner Kevin Spacey to Be Featured Speaker at 2014 GBTA Convention
by Movies News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry—today announced Academy Award winner, Kevin Spacey, will be a featured speaker at the GBTA Convention (more...)

Behind The Scenes Of PENNY DREADFUL With Reeve Carney, Sam Mendes & John Logan
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 05, 2014

We were recently offered a grisly First Look at Broadway standout and SPIDER-MAN: Turn OFF THE DARK headliner Reeve Carney in his new role playing a classic literary character on Showtime's upcoming horror-themed series Penny Dreadful and a behind the scenes featurette revealing even more about the new horrorshow is now available to view. (more...)

Chiwetel Ejiofor Top Choice for Villain in Next James Bond Film
by Movies News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Sources have confirmed that the studio is heavily courting the Oscar-nominee, though no deal has been offered, and scheduling issues must be worked out. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast MEDEA, Starring Helen McCrory, Sept 4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announced an international broadcast of the National Theatre of Great Britain's production of Euripides' Greek tragedy MEDEA, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell and starring Helen McCrory in the title role. The production will be broadcast live from the National's Olivier Theatre on Thursday September 4 2014, with varying dates internationally and encore screenings to follow. (more...)

Photo Flash: Willkommen! Roundabout Heads Back to the Kit Kat Club with Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams in CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Cabaret by Joe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb, featuring three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams for the first time on Broadway as Sally Bowles, and Alan Cumming, reprising his Tony Award-winning role as the Emcee, is currently in previews on Broadway. CABARET will play a 24-week limited engagement, with an official opening on April 24, 2014 at the newly transformed Kit Kat Klub at Studio 54. Below, BWW brings you a first look at Cumming, Williams, and the entire Kit Kat company on stage and in action! (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, 4/16-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

Alan Cumming and Cast of CABARET to Perform 'Willkommen' on THE TONIGHT SHOW, 4/10
by TV News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Alan Cumming and the Kit Kat band from Broadway's current Cabaret revival will perform 'Willkommen' on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on April 10! (more...)

Grisly First Look At Reeve Carney On PENNY DREADFUL
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 01, 2014

A grisly first look at Broadway standout and SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK headliner Reeve Carney in his new role playing a classic literary character on Showtime's upcoming horror-themed series PENNY DREADFUL is now available to view. (more...)

Photo Flash: False Alarm- Alan Cumming is Feeling Better and Will Be in CABARET Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

Alan Cumming has just tweeted that he is feeling better and will be returning to the stage for tonight's preview performance of Cabaret. He tweeted, 'Thanks to my nursemaid, miss Honey, I'm getting back on the @Cabaret_Musical horse tonight. Flu is a total bitch btw.' Check below to see the picture he tweeted with his message. (more...)

Leeds Hill on as Emcee in CABARET Matinee, Alan Cumming Expected Back Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that understudy Leeds Hill is on this afternoon as the Emcee in Cabaret, filling in for a sick Alan Cumming, who is hoping to return to the show tonight. (more...)

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