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BWW Review: A Clevelander's View of the Stratford Theater Festival - A Season of Being Pushed to the Edge
by Roy Berko - Jul 30, 2014

The Stratford Festival of Canada, whose present artistic director is Atoni Cimolino, started on July 13, 1953, when Sir Alec Guiness walked onto a stage located in a large tent and spoke the first lines of what has become the internationally-recognized celebration of theatre. Now housed in five theatres, offering plays and other entertainment from late April to November, Stratford is the largest repertoire theatre in North America. The offerings are not only the writings of Shakespeare, but a variety of classical and contemporary works, including musicals. (more...)

4:48 PSYCHOSIS, Kneehigh's TRISTAN & YSEULT, Wooster's CRY, TROJANS! and More Set for 2014-15 at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

While construction continues and St. Ann's works to raise the final $2 million of its $30 million capital campaign, the organization will present a stellar final season in its temporary home at 29 Jay Street in DUMBO. It kicks off this October when TR Warszawa and director Grzegorz Jarzyna return for the American Premiere of their internationally acclaimed production of Sarah Kane's 4:48 Psychosis, which St. Ann's Founder / Artistic Director Susan Feldman has wanted to bring to New York since she first saw it in February 2004 -- the same year St. Ann's presented the American Premiere of the original Royal Court production of Kane's play. St. Ann's Warehouse also announced the following season highlights today: Emma Rice and Kneehigh, The Wooster Group, the Slovenian choral group Carmina Slovenica, and The Tiger Lillies. (more...)

BERING SEA GOLD Returns to Discovery 8/22
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The ambitious treasure hunters are back at it again. Life isn't easy for the gold dredgers in the frontier town of Nome, Alaska. But that doesn't stop them from hunting gold in one of the world's most inhospitable places - the bottom of the frozen Bering Sea beneath four feet thick sheets of ice. From Original Productions, creators of the multiple Emmy Award-winning series DEADLIEST CATCH, the fourth season of BERING SEA GOLD premieres Friday, August 22, at 9 PM E/P on the Discovery Channel. (more...)

Road Theatre Company to Present MELISSA ARCTIC, Begin. 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce the first show of their 24th season, the West Coast Premiere of MELISSA ARCTIC written by Craig Wright and directed by Scott Alan Smith (Sovereign Body, That Good Night, Lady). MELISSA ARCTIC will preview on Sunday, September 21 at 2pm; Wednesday, September 24 at 8pm and Thursday, September 25 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 26 at 8pm and run through Saturday, November 15 at The Road On Magnolia 10747 Magnolia Blvd. (inside the NoHo Senior Arts Colony) in North Hollywood. (more...)

Lily Allen Done with BRIDGET JONES DIARY Musical: 'I'm Out of the Picture'!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Today, Billboard reports that Allen is no longer composing music for the project. (more...)

Ashley Brown, Katie Klaus & More to Lead QUEEN MOTHER Readings in NYC this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

In recent weeks the cast and creative team of the new musical Queen Mother, which chronicles the life of Hannah Hill, Charlie Chaplin's troubled mother, have been in residence on the Goodspeed Musicals campus in East Haddam, Conn. The team assembled to develop this engaging piece in preparation for upcoming invite-only industry workshops at New York Live Arts on Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1, 2014. Broadway's Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast) and Katie Klaus (The Bridges of Madison County, Bonnie and Clyde) lead the cast. (more...)

FORREST GUMP Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Exclusive One-Week IMAX Release This September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Robert Zemeckis' Academy Award Best Picture-winning Forrest Gump will get an exclusive one-week IMAX re-release (more...)

Discovery Channel Teams with Dunkin' Donuts for SHARK WEEK
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

This year, SHARK WEEK will run on Dunkin'. SHARK WEEK, television's longest running must-see TV event, returns to Discovery Channel on August 10. (more...)

iHub Selects GENBAND's NUViA Cloud Platform for Global Unified Communications Coverage Capabilities
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

"GENBAND's comprehensive platform provides us with a best-in-class cloud-hosted, geo-resilient solution that offers our business customers a superior communications experience throughout Europe and the rest of the world," said Mike Webb, CEO of iHub. "GENBAND provides a local presence with global capabilities, which allows us to achieve our vision of entering new verticals and offering our growing enterprise customer base carrier-grade, reliable Unified Communications technology that can be seamlessly delivered across multiple countries." (more...)

Fay Marie McDonald Pens Book on Meditation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

JAMBEROO, Australia (more...)

Review Roundup: FOOL FOR LOVE with Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell
by Review Roundups - Jul 28, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda in Williamstown Theatre Festival's FOOL FOR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival is currently featuringTony Award-winner Nina Arianda and stage and screen star Sam Rockwell in Fool for Love, playing the Nikos Stage through August 2, 2014. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Netflix Acquires Acclaimed Documentary VIRUNGA
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, has acquired the rights to Grain Media's acclaimed documentary "Virunga," an extraordinary look inside the battle for the heart of the Congo. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of FOX's GOTHAM Take Flight at Comic Con 2014
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The cast of FOX's GOTHAM, including Ben McKenzie, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova and David Mazouz flew through Gotham City this weekend at FOX's Zip Line Experience at Comic Con. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of GOTHAM Fly On the Zip Line; Talk New Series at Comic Con 2014
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The cast of FOX's GOTHAM, including Ben McKenzie, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova and David Mazouz flew through Gotham City this weekend at FOX's Zip Line Experience at Comic Con. (more...)

BWW Reviews: More Paean Than Parody in BRITNEY SPEARS: THE CABARET in Australia
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Jul 27, 2014

Under the musical direction of Mathew Frank, Whelan-Browne lets Britney's songs reveal telling stories often lost within their pop/heavily auto-tuned original versions. Familiar songs, from Out from Under, to Toxic to Lucky are suddenly interesting, and often achingly autobiographical in content. (more...)

The New York Philharmonic Sets August 2014 Worldwide Radio Broadcasts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The August broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin -- begin with Music Director Alan Gilbert conducting the New York Philharmonic in the opening program of The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival, featuring the 2014-14 season Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman as soloist. Over the course of the three-week festival Mr. Bronfman performs the complete Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle as well as the Triple Concerto with Principal Cello Carter Brey and Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow in the final Philharmonic appearance of his 34-year tenure. The festival also features the World Premieres of Lyra by Anthony Cheung and Songs by Sean Shepherd, both commissioned by the New York Philharmonic as part of The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Prize for New Music, pairing the master composer's concertos with new commissions now entering the repertoire. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for DTC's 14-15 Season, Featuring 'ROCKY HORROR', SENSE AND SENSIBILITY and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Single tickets are on sale now for Dallas Theater Center's The Rocky Horror Show, Driving Miss Daisy, A Christmas Carol, The Book Club Play, Stagger Lee, School for Wives, Medea, Colossal and Sense and Sensibility. They can be purchased online at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org or by phone at (214) 880-0202. DTC's 2014-2015 will take place at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre (2400 Flora Street, Dallas, TX) and the Kalita Humphreys Theater (3636 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX). (more...)

CHRISTINA, THE GIRL KING Begins Previews 7/29 at Stratford Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The Stratford Festival will present Linda Gaboriau's remarkable new translation of Michel Marc Bouchard's Christina, The Girl King. Written by one of Quebec's most celebrated playwrights, and directed by Vanessa Porteous, Artistic Director of Alberta Theatre Projects, the play makes its English language premiere at Stratford's Studio Theatre. Previews begin on Tuesday, July 29, and the production officially opens on Thursday, August 14. (more...)

VIDEO: FOX's GOTHAM Takes Over Comin Con with Urban Zip Line Experience!
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

FOX's GOTHAM took over San Diego Comic Con as fans flew through Gotham City at the Urban Zip Line Experience (more...)

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