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Photo Flash: Drury Lane Theatre's THE GAME'S AFOOT Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its landmark 30th anniversary season with the winner of "Best Play" at the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards, THE GAME'S AFOOT. The show opened last night, September 4 at 8 p.m., and runs through October 19, 2014. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivites below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Drury Lane Theatre's THE GAME'S AFOOT, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its landmark 30th anniversary season with the winner of "Best Play" at the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards, THE GAME'S AFOOT, opening tonight, Thursday, September 4 at 8 p.m., and running through October 19, 2014. The cast is led by Derek Hasenstab (Broadway National Tour of The Lion King; The Foreigner and I Hate Hamlet at Drury Lane Theatre; Oedipus Complex at the Goodman Theatre; and Sunday in the Park with George at Chicago Shakespeare Theater) as "William Gillette" and nine-time Jeff Award-winner Alene Robertson (National Tour of Annie,Mame at Drury Lane Theatre, and The Full Monty and Hello, Dolly! at Marriott Theatre) as "Martha Gillette." THE GAME'S AFOOT is written by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, The Fox on the Fairway, Crazy for You, and Moon Over Buffalo) and directed by Drury Lane Theatre Artistic Director William Osetek (Young Frankenstein and next to normal at Drury Lane Theatre). (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Continue 30th Anniversary Season with THE GAME'S AFOOT, 8/28-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its landmark 30th anniversary season with the winner of 'Best Play' at the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards, THE GAME'S AFOOT, previewing August 28, opening Thursday, September 4 at 8 p.m., and running through October 19, 2014. The cast is led by Derek Hasenstab (Broadway National Tour of The Lion King; The Foreigner and I Hate Hamlet at Drury Lane Theatre; Oedipus Complex at the Goodman Theatre; and Sunday in the Park with George at Chicago Shakespeare Theater) as 'William Gillette' and nine-time Jeff Award-winner Alene Robertson (National Tour of Annie, Mame at Drury Lane Theatre, and The Full Monty and Hello, Dolly! at Marriott Theatre) as 'Martha Gillette.' THE GAME'S AFOOT is written by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, The Fox on the Fairway, Crazy for You, and Moon Over Buffalo) and directed by Drury Lane Theatre Artistic Director William Osetek (Young Frankenstein and next to normal at Drury Lane Theatre). (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Presents THE GAME'S AFOOT, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Gulfshore Playhouse will present the hilarious-whodunit-meets-screwball comedy, Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot tonight, February 21st through March 16th, with a $25 preview performance on February 20th. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Present THE GAME'S AFOOT, 2/21-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 09, 2014

Gulfshore Playhouse will present the hilarious-whodunit-meets-screwball comedy, Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot February 21st through March 16th, with a $25 preview performance on February 20th. (more...)

Photo Flash: WaterTower Theatre's THE GAME'S AFOOT Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin presents Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays) running tonight, December 13 - January 5, 2014 on the Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. The cast features Greg Holt as William Gillette; Allyn Carrell as Martha Gillette; Randy Pearlman as Felix Geisel; Emily Scott Banks as Madge Geisel; Christian Genco as Simon Bright; Kaycee Reininger as Aggie Wheeler; Krista Scott as Inspector Goring and Sherry Hopkins as Daria Chase. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at WaterTower Theatre's THE GAME'S AFOOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin presents Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays) running December 13 - January 5, 2014 on the Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. The cast features Greg Holt as William Gillette; Allyn Carrell as Martha Gillette; Randy Pearlman as Felix Geisel; Emily Scott Banks as Madge Geisel; Christian Genco as Simon Bright; Kaycee Reininger as Aggie Wheeler; Krista Scott as Inspector Goring and Sherry Hopkins as Daria Chase. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek below! (more...)

Stage Door Players' THE GAME'S AFOOT Opens 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

STAGE DOOR PLAYERS, Dunwoody's own professional theatre company, continues its 40th Anniversary Season with The Game's Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays by Ken Ludwig, directed by Robert Egizio. The regional premiere opens on Friday, December 6, 8pm curtain, and runs until December 22. The show features some of Atlanta's top talent: Cara Mantella, Jackie Prucha, Jacob York, among others. Subscription and single tickets are on sale now at the box office (770-396-1726), or online at www.stagedoorplayers.net. Subscriptions for the remainder of the season start at $96, single tickets for The Game's Afoot are $27. Senior, student and youth discounts are available. Previews are $15. Stage Door Players is located at 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338, approx one block South of the Mt. Vernon Road and Chamblee Dunwoody Road intersection, in the North Dekalb Cultural Arts Center. (more...)

Meadow Brook Theatre Opens Season with THE GAME'S AFOOT, 10/2-27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2013

"The Game's Afoot" takes audiences to a mystery mansion with Sherlock Holmes. Well, not Holmes, himself. Rather, William Gillette, a 1930s actor best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes. After bringing his castmates to his Connecticut estate for a holiday celebration, the merriment ends abruptly when a guest is stabbed to death. Gillette, determined to save his guests, hilariously decides to channel his most beloved role, Sherlock Holmes, to solve the deadly puzzle. (more...)

Meadow Brook Theatre Opens Season with THE GAME'S AFOOT, Now thru 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 02, 2013

'The Game's Afoot' takes audiences to a mystery mansion with Sherlock Holmes. Well, not Holmes, himself. Rather, William Gillette, a 1930s actor best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes. After bringing his castmates to his Connecticut estate for a holiday celebration, the merriment ends abruptly when a guest is stabbed to death. Gillette, determined to save his guests, hilariously decides to channel his most beloved role, Sherlock Holmes, to solve the deadly puzzle. (more...)

Meadow Brook Theatre Opens Season with THE GAME'S AFOOT, 10/2-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

"The Game's Afoot" takes audiences to a mystery mansion with Sherlock Holmes. Well, not Holmes, himself. Rather, William Gillette, a 1930s actor best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes. After bringing his castmates to his Connecticut estate for a holiday celebration, the merriment ends abruptly when a guest is stabbed to death. Gillette, determined to save his guests, hilariously decides to channel his most beloved role, Sherlock Holmes, to solve the deadly puzzle. (more...)

Greg Holt, Allyn Carrell & More to Lead WaterTower Theatre's THE GAME'S AFOOT (OR HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS); Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced the cast for Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays) running December 13 - January 5, 2014 on the Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. The cast features Greg Holt as William Gillette; Allyn Carrell as Martha Gillette; Randy Pearlman as Felix Geisel; Emily Scott Banks as Madge Geisel; Christian Genco as Simon Bright; Kaycee Reininger as Aggie Wheeler; Krista Scott as Inspector Goring and Sherry Hopkins as Daria Chase. This production is sponsored by Liberty Capital Bank. (more...)

THE GAME'S AFOOT Set for Peninsula Players, Now thru 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

'The Game's Afoot,' a hilarious new whodunit from the master of comedy Ken Ludwig, begins performances tonight, August 14, 2013 at Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County, Wisconsin's theatrical icon. 'The Game's Afoot,' has a three- week run with performances Tuesday through Sunday through Sept. 1, 2013. (more...)

THE GAME'S AFOOT Set for Peninsula Players, 8/14-9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2013

'The Game's Afoot,' a hilarious new whodunit from the master of comedy Ken Ludwig, begins performances August 14, 2013 at Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County, Wisconsin's theatrical icon. 'The Game's Afoot,' has a three- week run with performances Tuesday through Sunday through Sept. 1, 2013. (more...)

Jennifer Lopez Among Invitees to Join Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences
by Movies News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 276 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. (more...)

85th Annual Academy Awards - All the Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 24, 2013

The Academy Awards for the outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented tonight, notoriously dubbed as 'Oscar Sunday,' at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on ABC. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide. The telecast kicks off at 7 p.m. EST, and BroadwayWorld will be bringing you live-updates of the winners all night! (more...)

85th Annual Academy Awards are Tonight! BWW to Bring Live Coverage of All the Winners and More...
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 24, 2013

The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented tonight, notoriously dubbed as 'Oscar Sunday,' at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide. The telecast kicks off at 7 p.m. EST, and BroadwayWorld will be bringing you live-updates of the winners all night! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Austin Playhouse Offers Clever Comedy with THE GAME'S AFOOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2013

Everyone knows many of Sherlock Holme's signatures, including the arrogant and infamous retort of, "Elementary, my dear Watson." With The Game's Afoot, an enchanting and exciting new play by Ken Ludwig, the Austin Playhouse proves that their skills and talents are anything but elementary as they present a tricky and detailed murder mystery comedy with ease. (more...)

2013 Academy Award Nominations Announced! LINCOLN Leads the Pack...
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 2013

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced this morning by the show's host, Seth MacFarlane, and actress Emma Stone. (more...)

2013 Academy Award Nominations Announced! LINCOLN Leads the Pack...
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 2013

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced this morning by the show's host, Seth MacFarlane, and actress Emma Stone. (more...)

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