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Tickets Go on Sale 8/1 for Complicite's MNEMONIC at Red Tape Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Casting has been completed for Red Tape Theatre's (RTT) upcoming production of Mnemonic by Complicite, presented in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Ray. (Full cast list below) Tickets for this Chicago Premiere will go on sale Friday, August 1st, 2014 at www.redtapetheatre.org. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Emma Stone Stars in Woody Allen's MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Sony Pictures Classics has debuted the trailer for Woody Allen's upcoming film, MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT from Gravier Productions. Check it out below! (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 7/25/2014 - 7/25/2014
by BWW - Jul 20, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 7/25/2014 - 7/25/2014! (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

Casting Announced for J.K. Rowling's THE CASUAL VACANCY HBO Miniseries
by TV News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

The cast for the project has been announced and will include Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Monica Dolan, Julia McKenzie and Abigail Lawrie. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Emma Stone Stars in Woody Allen's MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT
by Movies News Desk - May 21, 2014

Sony Pictures Classics has debuted the trailer for Woody Allen's upcoming film, MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT from Gravier Productions. Check it out below courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. (more...)

Gameshow Presents THIS IS THE MOON, THAT IS THE EARTH Tour, Now-April 12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Emerging company Gameshow are developing a new work exploring human relationships to the universe, which will tour to Ovalhouse, Camden People's Theatre and The Yard in 2014. This is the Moon, That is the Earth, will play with the nature of live performance and spark debates on issues both infinitesimally small and impossibly large. Questioning the nature and meaning of the distance between audience and performer, the two-man production will prompt audience members to ask why they are watching - and what they get in return. (more...)

Glenn Close Coming Back to Broadway in A DELICATE BALANCE?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

According to the New York Post, stage and screen star Glenn Close might be heading back to Broadway soon! Michael Riedel writes that Close will star in Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning A Delicate Balance. The production will be helmed by Simon McBurney and is aiming for a run next season. (more...)

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Announces 66th Season - Handel, Mozart & More, 7/2-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

The 66th annual Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, will present four world premieres in 2014: new opera productions of Handel's Ariodante and Rossini's Il Turco in Italia, plus Katie Mitchell's staging of Bach cantatas, Trauernacht, and William Kentridge's multi-media version of Schubert's iconic song cycle, Winterreise. Also featured in the coming season is a new Festival production of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, a concert version of Rameau's Les Boréades, and a selection of orchestral concerts, recitals, and chamber music performances. In addition, the 17th annual European Academy of Music will offer more than 60 events and 250 young artists. From July 2 to 24, 2014, all events unfold in eight extraordinary venues, many of them open air, in and around the picturesque city of Aix-en-Provence. (more...)

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Announces 2014 Season Highlights, July 2-23, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

The 66th season of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, will present the world premiere productions of operas by Handel and Rossini, a multi-media version of Schubert's Winterreise with video by the award-winning South African artist William Kentridge, as well as Trauernacht, a unique staging of Bach's sacred cantatas by British director Katie Mitchell. Also on the roster is a new Festival production of Die Zauberflote, directed by Complicite's Artistic Director Simon McBurney. In celebration of the 250th anniversary of Rameau's death, a concert version of the composer's Les Boreades, featuring young singers selected by the Academie Europeenne de Musique, will round out the Festival's major vocal presentations. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of CST's THE TABLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 16, 2013

Chicago Shakespeare Theater kicks off this season'sWorld's Stage Series with Blind Summit's The Table, a production from the United Kingdom, which launches its first United States tour Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare for a limited two-week engagement, October 16 to 27, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Opens World Stage's Series with Blind Summit's THE TABLE, Now thru 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

Chicago Shakespeare Theater kicks off this season'sWorld's Stage Series with Blind Summit's The Table, a production from the United Kingdom, which launches its first United States tour Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare for a limited two-week engagement, tonight, October 16 to 27, 2013. (more...)

First Look - Emma Stone, Colin Firth in Woody Allen's MAGIC IN MOONLIGHT
by Movies News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

USA Today has a first look at Woody Allen's upcoming comedy MAGIC IN MOONLIGHT. Check it out below! (more...)

Eddie Redmayne Joins Cast of James Marsh's THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
by Movies News Desk - Oct 08, 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Eddie Redmayne has joined the cast of James Marsh's THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING about famed physicist Stephen Hawking. The actor joins Felicity Jones on the project from Working Title Films. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Open World Stage's Series with Blind Summit's THE TABLE, 10/16-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

Chicago Shakespeare Theater kicks off this season'sWorld's Stage Series with Blind Summit's The Table, a production from the United Kingdom, which launches its first United States tour Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare for a limited two-week engagement, October 16 to 27, 2013. This imaginative performance introduces audiences to Moses, a cantankerous puppet with a cardboard head immersed in an existential crisis on a table. Known for reinventing puppetry for contemporary adult audiences by drawing from the traditional Japanese Bunraku style, Blind Summit Theatre presents The Table showcasing its radically modern style of puppetry and storytelling. The Table will be performed in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare October 16 - 27, 2013. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Playwright Marthe Rachel Gold Talks About LAKE ANNE Opening at The Road, 9/20
by Don Grigware - Sep 18, 2013

Playwright/doctor Marthe Rachel Gold's play Lake Anne is being produced by The Road Theatre Company and is about to open at the new theatre at the NoHo Senior Arts Colony on Magnolia in NoHo on September 20. In our chat, Gold offers us a sneak peek at the play and its background. (more...)

Bard SummerScape 2013 to Present THE MASTER AND MARGARITA Stage Premiere, 7/11-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2013

The Bard SummerScape festival in New York's Annandale-on-Hudson presents the world premiere of an original stage adaptation of The Master and Margarita (1937) by Mikhail Bulgakov. The Master and Margarita is widely recognized as one of the greatest and most beloved Russian novels of the 20th century. SummerScape's theatrical adaptation comes courtesy of visionary Hungarian director Janos Szasz in collaboration with Gideon Lester, Director of Bard's Theater Programs. It is also Szasz, whose previous stage adaptations of Bulgakov's underground classic have already "made it big" (Moscow Times) at both the Hungarian National and Moscow Art Theatres, who directs Bard's new production: an exploration of miracles, madness, and the magic of theater itself. The Master and Margarita will be presented in ten performances between July 11 and 21 in Theater Two of the Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, on Bard's glorious Hudson Valley campus. (more...)

Bard SummerScape 2013 Presents THE MASTER AND MARGARITA Stage Premiere, Now thru 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

The Bard SummerScape festival in New York's Annandale-on-Hudson presents the world premiere of an original stage adaptation of The Master and Margarita (1937) by Mikhail Bulgakov. The Master and Margarita is widely recognized as one of the greatest and most beloved Russian novels of the 20th century. SummerScape's theatrical adaptation comes courtesy of visionary Hungarian director Janos Szasz in collaboration with Gideon Lester, Director of Bard's Theater Programs. It is also Szasz, whose previous stage adaptations of Bulgakov's underground classic have already 'made it big' (Moscow Times) at both the Hungarian National and Moscow Art Theatres, who directs Bard's new production: an exploration of miracles, madness, and the magic of theater itself. The Master and Margarita will be presented in ten performances between today, July 11 and 21 in Theater Two of the Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, on Bard's glorious Hudson Valley campus. (more...)

THE MASTER AND THE MARGARITA to Make World Premiere at Bard SummerScape 2013, 7/11-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

The Bard SummerScape festival in New York's Annandale-on-Hudson presents the world premiere of an original stage adaptation of The Master and Margarita (1937) by Mikhail Bulgakov. The Master and Margarita is widely recognized as one of the greatest and most beloved Russian novels of the 20th century. (more...)

Marcia Gay Harden, Eileen Atkins & More Sign on for Upcoming Woody Allen Comedy
by Movies News Desk - Jul 02, 2013

According to Variety, Broadway veterans Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamisch Linklater and Simon McBurney have all joined the cast of Woody Allen's new, untitled comedy. Also starring are previously announced Colin Firth, Jeremy Shamos, and Emma Stone. The Gravier Productions film is produced by Allen's longtime associates, Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum. (more...)

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