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THIS MAY HURT A BIT to Transfer to St. James Theatre, Begin. 14 May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Max Stafford-Clark's acclaimed touring production of Stella Feehily's new NHS play THIS MAY HURT A BIT will transfer to London's St. James Theatre from Wednesday 14 May. Exploring the UK's best-loved and most fiercely debated institutions THIS MAY HURT A BIT was written and researched by Stella Feehily after her husband, director Max Stafford-Clark, suffered a major stroke in 2006. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Detroit (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Baltimore (more...)

Novelist Robert Graves Offers 18 Titles in eBook
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

As one of the great figures of 20th century English poetry and literature, Robert Graves was acknowledged as a master of myth-inspired novels, stories based on literary events and translations of ancient Greek and Roman texts. In a deal brokered by Linda Shaughnessy on behalf of AP Watt at United Agents, and with the assistance of Jonathan Ward, head of the London office for RosettaBooks, and Roger Cooper, Associate Publisher, RosettaBooks published eBook editions of 18 Robert Graves titles, led by I, Claudius and Claudius the God. (more...)

Comcast Awards $110,000 in Scholarships to 101 Maryland High School Seniors
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

BALTIMORE, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, has awarded scholarships to 101 Maryland high school seniors through its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The program, one of the Comcast Foundation's signature community investment initiatives, recognizes students' leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to community service. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Potomac MD
by Charles Shubow - Mar 17, 2014

Tony winning composer performs and conducts SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD with the Young Artists of America. (more...)

Marvin Hamlisch's Autobiography Now in eBook
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Few artist-entertainers can claim the success Marvin Hamlisch achieved before he passed away in 2012 at the age of 68. The child prodigy, who was admitted into the Juilliard School at the age of seven, is one of only two people to receive an Emmy, Grammy, Tony, Academy Award and a Pulitzer. (more...)

Leanne Agmon, Jonathan Fielding, Rose Hemingway & More to Star in The Old Globe's TIME AND THE CONWAYS; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's revival of J.B. Priestley's period classic Time and the Conways. Directed by Rebecca Taichman, Time and the Conways will run March 29 - May 4, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 29 - April 2. Opening night is Thursday, April 3 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

Out of Joint & Octagon Theatre Bolton's THIS MAY HURT A BIT Begins UK Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Max Stafford-Clark's production of Stella Feehily's new NHS play THIS MAY HURT A BIT explores the UK's best-loved and most fiercely debated institution. The production will star acclaimed actress Stephanie Cole (OPEN ALL HOURS BBC, CORONATION STREET ITV, WAITING FOR GOD BBC and PYGMALION at the Chichester Festival Theatre) as Iris - a witty, feisty and independent elderly woman whose socialist values were forged in a kinder age. An unswerving champion of the NHS, she finds herself unexpectedly in its care. (more...)

LRN Awarded LEED Gold Certification for Its Commitment to Responsible Conduct
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

NEW YORK, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ LRN, a leading provider of solutions and strategies to enhance corporate culture and ethical behavior, today announced that it has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification in the category of Commercial Interiors. LRN's Manhattan-based office is one of only 14 projects in New York City to receive the accreditation in the category in 2013. (more...)

Michael Gill, Boyd Gaines, Jayne Atkinson & More to Lead Westport Country Playhouse's PACK OF LIES Reading, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Casting is announced for the Script in Hand playreading of 'Pack of Lies,' a provocative spy thriller, at Westport Country Playhouse, on Monday, March 10, 7 p.m. Actors, all alumni of previous Playhouse productions, include 'House of Cards' stars Jayne Atkinson and Michel Gill, and four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines, as well as Kathleen McNenny, Alexis Molnar, Mark Shanahan, and Zoe Winters. Tickets are $15. Based on a true story, the play is written by Hugh Whitemore and directed by Anne Keefe. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Presents THE GREAT WAR IN PORTRAITS Exhibit, Feb. 27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

The National Portrait Gallery stages the first national exhibition of the First World War centenary commemorations, opening tomorrow Thursday 27 February 2014. The Great War in Portraits (27 February-15 June 2014) marks the start of a four-year public programme at the Gallery of displays and events, and workshops for young people. (more...)

Churchill's Great-Grandchildren Pay Inaugural Visit to National Churchill Museum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Sir Winston Churchill's great-grandchildren, Randolph Churchill and Jennie Churchill Repard, will pay their first visit to the National Churchill Museum to see where the 'Iron Curtain' speech was delivered for Churchill Weekend March 1-2. The museum is located on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, MO. (more...)

Maurice Nachtigal Shares Journey to the Other Side of the Iron Curtain
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

'From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an Iron Curtain has descended across the Continent.' This famous line was from former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in a speech at Fulton, Missouri, US, on March 5, 1946. This political, military and ideological barrier was created by the Soviet Union to seal off itself and its satellites from contact with the West. In 1980, author Maurice Nachtigal, a physician, managed to break away from the Iron Curtain and resume his life on the other side of it, in the United States. He reveals his remarkable story in 'An Iron Curtain Breakaway.' (more...)

John Browne Releases 'Hidden Account of the Romanovs'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

John Browne releases his novel, 'Hidden Account of the Romanovs' (published by iUniverse)-set in World War I (WWI) and the Russian Civil War. Preparing for President Putin's state visit in 2003, the Bank of England is instructed to close Russian Imperial accounts. The Bank's investigation follows a Grenadier officer's career through a story that encompasses two of history's greatest mysteries, the murder of the Russian Imperial Family and the Ml6-led plot to kill Rasputin. (more...)

Barbara Taylor Bradford's 'A Woman of Substance' Now Available in eBook
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

A Woman of Substance, Barbara Taylor Bradford's debut novel, quickly became not just a New York Times bestseller, but one of the top ten bestselling novels ever written with over 30 million copies sold. In a deal brokered by her agent Jonathan Lloyd of Curtis Brown UK, and with the assistance of Associate Publisher Roger Cooper, RosettaBooks published eBook editions of eight Barbara Taylor Bradford novels, led by A Woman of Substance. (more...)

New Exhibit at National Churchill Museum Spotlights the Close Relationship Between 'Political Soul Mates' Reagan and Thatcher, Just in Time for President's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

FULTON, Mo., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The special relationship between world leaders President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is explored in a new exhibit at the National Churchill Museum on the campus of Westminster College. The exhibit, which opened in January, will be open on President's Day, Feb. 17, 2014 and runs through March 9. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 02, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for Dallas (more...)

Andrew Edline Brings CHURCHILL to CCPA This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 01, 2014

Fairfield, Iowa based writer and performer Andrew Edlin will perform his play Churchill at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts tonight, February 1 at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 2 at 2pm. (more...)

JESSUS DIDN'T FIT IN Examines Non-Traditional Families
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Janet L. Jackson believes the best families are a little left of center. (more...)

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