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Up on the Marquee: THE AUDIENCEUp on the Marquee: THE AUDIENCE
by Walter McBride - Jan 26, 2015

Peter Morgan's Broadway-bound The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren and directed by Stephen Daldry, will now begin performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) on February 14., with an official opening night set for March 8. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the marquee below! (more...)

Walter Tevis Announces Novels in eBook FormatWalter Tevis Announces Novels in eBook Format
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

NEW YORK, NY - Iconic American author Walter Tevis (1928-1984) continues to endear new readers with the release his classic novels in eBook editions. In a deal brokered by Susan Schulman of Susan Schulman Literary Agency on behalf of The Walter Tevis Copyright Trust, and with the assistance of Associate Publisher Roger Cooper, RosettaBooks acquired the North American rights of Tevis' six novels and short story collection, led by The Man Who Fell to Earth and The Queen's Gambit. (more...)

Lauren Bacall Jewelry Collection & More Set for Auction This SpringLauren Bacall Jewelry Collection & More Set for Auction This Spring
by Movies News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Bonhams is delighted to announce the highly anticipated auction of the Lauren Bacall Collection. Consisting of approximately 750 items, the collection will be exhibited and offered at auction at the New York Madison Avenue galleries; the auction will be conducted in four sessions on March 31 (more...)

BWW Reviews:  SWIMMING AT THE RITZ is a Hit at NJ RepBWW Reviews: SWIMMING AT THE RITZ is a Hit at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 15, 2015

'Swimming at the Ritz' written by Charles Leipart and directed by SuzAnne Barabas stars Judith Hawiking and Christopher Daftsios. This is a must-see theatrical event that chronicles the fascinating life of Pamela Churchill Hayward Harriman. (more...)

CHURCHILL to Open Off-Broadway at New World Stages in FebruaryCHURCHILL to Open Off-Broadway at New World Stages in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

CHURCHILL, a new play adapted and performed by Ronald Keaton, will have its Off-Broadway premiere at New World Stages, with performances beginning February 6th following an acclaimed 2014 sellout world premiere engagement in Chicago. Under the direction of Kurt Johns, CHURCHILL is based on the life and writings of one of the greatest leaders of the 20th Century. The official opening night is set for Wednesday, February 18th. (more...)

First Video Promo For Helen Mirren In THE AUDIENCE On BroadwayFirst Video Promo For Helen Mirren In THE AUDIENCE On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 5, 2015

Helen Mirren returns to Broadway! (more...)

SWIMMING AT THE RITZ to Premiere Next Month at NJ RepSWIMMING AT THE RITZ to Premiere Next Month at NJ Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

Based on the real life events of socialite Pamela Churchill Hayward Harriman, who was appointed U.S. Ambassador to France in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, will have a limited engagement January 8 - February 1, 2015 at NJ Rep. She was dubbed the ultimate "party girl" among society's elite, the last courtesan of her time. Living the idyllic life at the luxurious Ritz in Paris for years, Harriman, who was married to the son of Winston Churchill, among others, had no problem spending her step children's inheritance on her extravagant lifestyle. But her step children had enough and conspired with their attorneys to shut her down. (more...)

Something's Coming: What's Ahead for Broadway in Spring 2015!Something's Coming: What's Ahead for Broadway in Spring 2015!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 28, 2014

2015 is almost here, and that means that a slew of new shows are on their way to the Great White Way. Before the 2015 Awards season gets started, no less than nineteen new productions will take tike their first Broadway bows. Catch up on what's in store for the season ahead below! (more...)

British Actor David Ryall Has Died at 79British Actor David Ryall Has Died at 79
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2014

The theatre community lost one of our own on Christmas Day. Actor David Ryall, best recognized in America as Elphias Doge in Harry Potter, has died at age 79, according to reports. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Moves Up First Preview to Valentine's DayTHE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Moves Up First Preview to Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The producers of Peter Morgan's Broadway-bound The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren and directed by Stephen Daldry, announced today that two additional previews have been added to the limited engagement at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) which will now begin performances on February 14. The official opening night remains March 8. The production runs through June 28, 2015. (more...)

Dakin Matthews & Rod McLachlan Join Cast of THE AUDIENCE on BroadwayDakin Matthews & Rod McLachlan Join Cast of THE AUDIENCE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The producers of Peter Morgan's Broadway-bound The Audience, starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, announced today that Dakin Matthews and Rod McLachlan will take on the roles of Winston Churchill and Gordon Brown, respectively. Stephen Daldry directs the limited engagement at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Previews begin February 17; opening night is March 8. The production runs through June 28, 2015. (more...)

BWW Interviews:  Charles Leipart Playwright for SWIMMING AT THE RITZ at NJ RepBWW Interviews: Charles Leipart Playwright for SWIMMING AT THE RITZ at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 15, 2014

'Swimming at the Ritz' opens at New Jersey Repertory in Long Branch on January 8th and will run through February 1st. We had the chance to interview the playwright for the show, Charles Leipart. (more...)

Elizabeth McGovern to Host Smithsonian Channel's MILLION DOLLAR AMERICAN PRINCESSESElizabeth McGovern to Host Smithsonian Channel's MILLION DOLLAR AMERICAN PRINCESSES
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Hosted by “Downton Abbey” star Elizabeth McGovern, MILLION DOLLAR AMERICAN PRINCESSES, premiering on January 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel (more...)

NJ Rep to Present SWIMMING AT THE RITZ in 2015NJ Rep to Present SWIMMING AT THE RITZ in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, will present the U.S. Premiere of Swimming at the Ritz by Charles Leipart, which is based on the real life events of socialite Pamela Churchill Hayward Harriman, who was appointed U.S. Ambassador to France in 1993 by President Bill Clinton. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mark Taper Forum's WHAT THE BUTLER SAWBWW Reviews: Mark Taper Forum's WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
by Don Grigware - Nov 25, 2014

Joe Orton's insanely insane world in 1960s England is no better displayed than in his third and final play What the Butler Saw now onstage at the Mark Taper Forum through December 21. A terrifically energized cast are on hand as is seasoned director John Tillinger, but things got off to a somewhat slow start opening night and really did not start to cook until Act II. It might be the width and depth of the Taper stage, which is not easy to cross that rapidly. I saw a production a couple of years back at the Odyssey, and the space being half the size, entrances and exits were quicker as was the tempo of the whole play. (more...)

Third Season of PEAKY BLINDERS Coming to NetflixThird Season of PEAKY BLINDERS Coming to Netflix
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

The third season will come to the streaming service after airing in the U.K., though a premeire date has not been set. (more...)

Netflix Orders New Drama THE CROWN Based on Peter Morgan's 'The Audience'Netflix Orders New Drama THE CROWN Based on Peter Morgan's 'The Audience'
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Netflix has put in an initial order for the new drama series THE CROWN, based on writer Peter Morgan's play 'The Audience,' (more...)

Check Out Quotes from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON - Week of 11/3Check Out Quotes from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON - Week of 11/3
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Below, check out quotables from THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON for the week of November 3 - November 7 (more...)

Photo Coverage: International Rescue Committee Hosts Annual Freedom Award BenefitPhoto Coverage: International Rescue Committee Hosts Annual Freedom Award Benefit
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Nov 6, 2014

The International Rescue Committee just hosted its annual Freedom Award Dinner to support the organization's lifesaving humanitarian aid work around the world. This year's event honored Cliff and Laurel Asness and Ken and Vickie French with the IRC's Freedom Award. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below! (more...)

Idina Menzel, Sting, Nick Jonas & More Set for MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADEIdina Menzel, Sting, Nick Jonas & More Set for MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
by TV News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Today, Macy's announced that Sting, composer of Broadway's THE LAST SHIP, Idina Menzel star if Broadway's IF/THEN, and Nick Jonas will be among the stars appearaing at the 88th annual MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE. (more...)

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