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Denzel Washington Starts Twitter Campaign to Be the Next James Bond!
by Movies News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

We know Denzel Washington can take on any role that comes his way. And now, we just may get a chance to see him in the iconic role of British secret agent James Bond! (more...)

Huntington Announces Special Events to Accompany GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, Beg. 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

In conjunction with its upcoming production the compelling family comedy Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. (more...)

CHICAGO FIRE Stars Jesse Spencer and Taylor Kinney to Serve as Grand Marshals for the GREAT CHICAGO FIRE FESTIVAL, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Television and film actors Jesse Spencer and Taylor Kinney, both stars of the hit NBC drama "Chicago Fire," will lend their heat to the inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival, the free spectacle of fire on the Chicago River set to take place Saturday, October 4. The Great Chicago Fire Festival, celebrating Chicago's grit, greatness and renewal following the historic Great Chicago Fire of 1871, is presented by Redmoon with the City of Chicago'sDepartment of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and Chicago Park District. Activity takes place between the State Street and Columbus Drive bridges in the heart of downtown beginning at 8 pm. (more...)

CHICAGO FIRE Stars to Serve as Grand Marshals of Great Chicago Fire Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Television and film actors Jesse Spencer and Taylor Kinney, both stars of the hit NBC drama 'Chicago Fire,' will lend their heat to the inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival, the free spectacle of fire on the Chicago River set to take place Saturday, October 4. The Great Chicago Fire Festival, celebrating Chicago's grit, greatness and renewal following the historic Great Chicago Fire of 1871, is presented by Redmoon with the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and Chicago Park District. Activity takes place between the State Street and Columbus Drive bridges in the heart of downtown beginning at 8 pm. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON below! (more...)

Huntington/Coolidge's 'Stage & Screen' Series to Open 9/8 with JUNGLE FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Stage & Screen, a collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company that explores the depictions of shared themes in Huntington productions and acclaimed films announces four upcoming film screenings and post-screening conversations with Huntington artists and experts. Tickets to each screening are $11 ($8 for Coolidge members with member ID and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers with promo code) and may be purchased online at coolidge.org or at the Coolidge box office, located at 290 Harvard Street, Brookline. (more...)

Comedian Charlie Murphy to Take the Stage at the Suncoast Showroom, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

American actor, comedian and writer, Charlie Murphy will bring his hilarious stand-up routine to the Suncoast Showroom on September 26. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre to Open 40th Season with August Wilson's FENCES, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

People's Light & Theatre opens its 40th Anniversary Season with August Wilson's Fences running September 10-October 5, 2014 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage. Kamilah Forbes directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Montae Russell Channels Charlie 'Bird' Parker in BIRD LIVES! at the Chromolume Theatre at the Attic
by Shari Barrett - Aug 16, 2014

Charlie 'Bird' Parker's belief that "music is like a fire to warm your hands on" and a "joyful noise" is currently being celebrated in BIRD LIVES! at the Chromolume Theatre at the Attic starring Montae Russell as the jazz icon. Written by Willard Manus and directed by Tommy Hicks, the play continues with a strictly limited engagement through September 21 only. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Documentary Celebrating 25th Anniversary of Spike Lee's DO THE RIGHT THING
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Below, check out Apple's Beats Music's new documentary celebrating the 25th anniversary of DO THE RIGHT THING. (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Begins Season with Regional Premiere of RODNEY KING, 9/2-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the regional premieres of three thought-provoking productions in its 2014-2015 PRC2 second stage series, kicking off Sept. 2 with Roger Guenveur Smith's powerful new one-man show "Rodney King." (more...)

Comic KATT WILLIAMS to Debut New Stand-Up Special on HBO 8/16
by TV News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Taped at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, Cal. on May 17 during his nationwide, “Growth Spurt” Tour, the new special features Williams' fearless take on a number of topics, including: the allure of California weed dispensaries...and more. (more...)

James Franco Receives Venice Film Festival's 2014 Glory to the Filmmaker Award
by Movies News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

The Biennale di Venezia and Jaeger-LeCoultre are pleased to announce that the multi-talented American filmmaker James Franco has been awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2014 prize (more...)

Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

Chromolume Theatre at the Attic Presents BIRD LIVES!, 8/15-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Chromolume Theatre has announced Bird Lives! as its next production, opening on Friday, August 15 at 8pm. Written by Willard Manus and directed by Tommy Hicks, Bird Lives! will star Montae Russell as jazz icon Charlie Parker in this solo play with music. Parker, a legendary saxophone virtuoso, ushered in a new era of jazz by pioneering bebop and influencing subsequent generations of musicians. Bird Lives! will play a strictly limited engagement through September 21 only. (more...)

Michael Cohl Reveals SPIDER-MAN Arena Tour in the Works for 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark producer Michael Cohl revealed that the show will n fact not be opening in Las Vegas. Instead an arena tour is in the works for 'late 2015 or winter 2016.' He told WSJ: "I think Spider-man is a pop culture rock show that was meant to be in arenas." When asked about the recently cancelled Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour, another project with which he was affiliated, Cohl commented: "It was a disaster. Ticket sales were terrible." (more...)

Kyle Kinane, Greg Proops, Dana Gould, Bridget Everett and More to Headline UP Comedy Club This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

UP Comedy Club is known for bringing the best stand-up comedy talent in the country to Chicago. This fall's line-up features many of the best-known names in comedy, including UP favorites Kyle Kinane and Greg Proops, returning to the UP stage once again after countless sold-out shows. Also returning to UP are Nick Thune, Moshe Kasher and Dana Gould. Appearing at UP for the first time are Bridget Everett and Dave Hill, Judah Friedlander, Jeff Ross, Yannis Pappas, Jerrod Carmichael and Todd Glass. Each show includes a feature stand-up comic and a local emcee who hosts the evening. (more...)

Denzel Washington to Receive Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award; EQUALIZER to Open San Sebastian Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

During the opening gala the star of the film, Denzel Washington, will be presented with the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/19-7/20/2014
by - Jul 20, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 20, 2014 - Sunday, July 20, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/20- PASSING STRANGE
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2014

Today in 2008, Passing Strange closed at the Belasco Theatre, where it ran for 165 performances. Passing Strange is a rock musical about a young African American's artistic journey of self-discovery in Europe, drawing on heavy elements of existentialism, metafictional comedy, and the Kunstlerroman. The musical's lyrics and book are by Stew with music and orchestrations by Heidi Rodewald and Stew. It was created in collaboration with director Annie Dorsen. The musical was developed at the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab in 2004 and 2005, one of the only works there ever to be invited back for a second round of development. It had productions in Berkeley, California and Off-Broadway before opening on Broadway in 2008, garnering strong reviews and several awards. Spike Lee filmed the musical on Broadway as a documentary, premiering the film in 2009. (more...)

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