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Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire is set against the sexy backdrop of New Orleans' gritty French Quarter. A Streetcar Named Desire tells the tale of former school teacher and socialite Blanche DuBois, as she's forced to move in with her sister Stella and her animalistic husband Stanley. But the fragile, Blanche quickly gets a gritty life lesson in the seamy, steamy underbelly of 1950's New Orleans.

OLIVIERS 2015: Nominees Announced, Include MISS SAIGON, MEMPHIS, CATS, BEAUTIFUL and More!OLIVIERS 2015: Nominees Announced, Include MISS SAIGON, MEMPHIS, CATS, BEAUTIFUL and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The nominations for the Olivier Awards 2015 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - were announced today (Monday 9 March) by actors James McAvoy and Lesley Manville with the full list of nominations available below. (more...)

CINDERELLA's Cate Blanchett Welcomes Fourth Child!CINDERELLA's Cate Blanchett Welcomes Fourth Child!
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett recently welcomed her fourth child, a daughter, with husband Andrew Upton through adoption. No details on the child's name or age has been released. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Christina Vidal Cast in NBC Drama Pilot THE CURSE OF THE FUENTES WOMENDaphne Rubin-Vega, Christina Vidal Cast in NBC Drama Pilot THE CURSE OF THE FUENTES WOMEN
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

According to Deadline, two-time Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega and Christina Vidal have been tapped to star in NBC's upcoming drama pilot from Warner Bros. THE CURSE OF THE FUENTES WOMEN. (more...)

Alec Baldwin Runs for Mayor in New HBO SeriesAlec Baldwin Runs for Mayor in New HBO Series
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Deadline writes that Alec Baldwin has slated his first TV return since 30 ROCK in a new series for Universal TV and HBO. (more...)

New Work by Tracy Letts, Chicago Premiere of THE FLICK & More Set for Steppenwolf's 2015-16 SeasonNew Work by Tracy Letts, Chicago Premiere of THE FLICK & More Set for Steppenwolf's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Martha Lavey announced today the 2015/16 Subscription Season, which marks the company's 40th anniversary. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre to Present DETROIT '67, 3/17-4/5Ensemble Theatre to Present DETROIT '67, 3/17-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Dust off your eight-track stereo and join Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati for the hippest after-hours joint in town with the regional premiere of Detroit '67! Playwright Dominique Morisseau introduces audiences to a a dynamic brother and sister as they host rockin' parties and fight to keep their home (and their future) out of the ashes during the 1967 Detroit riots. Records, raids, and riveting drama take the stage for this sizzling production, playing March 17-April 5, 2015. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. (more...)

Scottish Ballet to Bring A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE to Harris Theater This MayScottish Ballet to Bring A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE to Harris Theater This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The Harris Theater welcomes the Scottish Ballet as they perform for the first time in Chicago bringing their award-winning, high-profile production of A Streetcar Named Desire. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 4/25-5/23Cincinnati Playhouse to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 4/25-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2014-15 Robert S. Marx Theatre season comes to a riotous close with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Christopher Durang's madcap comedy about melancholy people. A smash hit on Broadway, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE earned numerous critical accolades, including the 2013 Drama Desk and Tony awards for best play. It runs April 25 through May 23 in the Marx Theatre. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Will Be Broadcast in US Cinemas Through NT Live This Fall!Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Will Be Broadcast in US Cinemas Through NT Live This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Fathom Events, in partnership with National Theatre Live and BY Experience, are pleased to present 'NT Live: Hamlet' on October 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of William Shakespeare's great tragedy directed by Lyndsey Turner and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. Captured live earlier the same day, the event will be broadcast from London's Barbican Theatre to select U.S. cinemas. (more...)

Jess Goldstein, Douglas W. Schmidt & More to Receive 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff AwardsJess Goldstein, Douglas W. Schmidt & More to Receive 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Tony Award-winning costume designer, JESS GOLDSTEIN (currently represented on Broadway with Jersey Boys and On the Town), and scenic designer DOUGLAS W. SCHMIDT are among the 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 1, at 6:30pm, at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). Mr. Goldstein was selected to receive the 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design and Mr. Schmidt will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. (more...)

Peter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning TonightPeter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Classic Stage Company presents William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

Ron Rifkin Joins The Collegiate Chorale's THE ROAD OF PROMISE This MayRon Rifkin Joins The Collegiate Chorale's THE ROAD OF PROMISE This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale announces that Ron Rifkin will join the cast of the US Premiere of Kurt Weill's The Road of Promise on May 6, 2015 at 8pm and May 7, 2015 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019. (more...)

Photo Flash: Betty Buckley, Barbara Cook, Rex Smith and More Celebrate Shubert Theatre's 100th Anniversary in New HavenPhoto Flash: Betty Buckley, Barbara Cook, Rex Smith and More Celebrate Shubert Theatre's 100th Anniversary in New Haven
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

In recognition of its 100th Anniversary, New Haven's historic Shubert Theatre celebrated with a Gala Benefit on Saturday, March 21. This exclusive evening included an elegant sit-down dinner on the legendary Shubert Stage, dancing, theatrical entertainment and a tribute to honored guest stars. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

UK Premiere of Tennessee Williams' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises Kaufman, to Open at Southwark PlayhouseUK Premiere of Tennessee Williams' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises Kaufman, to Open at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Alex Turner Productions today announce the UK premiere of Tennessee Williams' One Arm adapted for the stage by Moises Kaufman. Josh Seymour's production opens at Southwark Playhouse on 12 June, with previews from 10 June, and runs until 4 July. (more...)

Keith David, Hill Harper & More to Star in Lemon Andersen's TOAST at The PublicKeith David, Hill Harper & More to Star in Lemon Andersen's TOAST at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the Public Lab production of TOAST, written by Lemon Andersen. Directed by Elise Thoron, TOAST begins previews on Tuesday, April 21 and runs through Sunday, May 10, with an official press opening on Tuesday, May 5. (more...)

Tony Winner Sophie Okonedo in Talks to Lead THE CRUCIBLE on Broadway Next Year; Ivo van Hove to Direct?Tony Winner Sophie Okonedo in Talks to Lead THE CRUCIBLE on Broadway Next Year; Ivo van Hove to Direct?
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

A columnist from the Daily Mail revealed on Twitter this evening that Tony winner Sophie Okonedo is in talks to star in THE CRUCIBLE on Broadway next year, helmed by Ivo van Hove. (more...)

Germantown Community Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: RUMORS, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS & MoreGermantown Community Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: RUMORS, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Germantown Community Theatre has announced the slate of productions for their 2015-2016 season. The season blends music, theatre for youth, classic literature and raucous fun. Titles include Neil Simon's RUMORS, the movie-turned-musical DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS and Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. Memberships for the season range from $60 to $200 and are on sale through the GCT box office at (901) 937.3023. The 2015-2016 season of Germantown Community Theatre is sponsored by the City of Germantown, Tennessee Arts Commission, ArtsMemphis, the GCT Trust and the Germantown Arts Alliance. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Present US Premiere of THE ROAD OF PROMISE, 5/6-7The Collegiate Chorale to Present US Premiere of THE ROAD OF PROMISE, 5/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale concludes its 2014-2015 season with the US Premiere of Kurt Weill's The Road of Promise May 6, 2015 at 8pm and May 7, 2015 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019. Tickets are $30-$135 and are available at www.carnegiehall.org, CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800, or the Box Office at 57th and Seventh. For more information, visit http://collegiatechorale.org/performances/the-road-of-promise. (more...)

Dallas Opera to Close Season with IOLANTA, 4/10Dallas Opera to Close Season with IOLANTA, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

DALLAS, TX, MARCH 19, 2015 – The Dallas Opera 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season closes with a charming and poignant—but rarely performed work—by Russia's greatest composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 1892 “gem,” IOLANTA (Y?-LAWN-tah), a fairy tale romance with deeply serious undertones set in Medieval France. (more...)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, THE RANT & More Set for The Gamm's 2015-16 SeasonA STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, THE RANT & More Set for The Gamm's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Tony Estrella, artistic director of The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm), has announced the theater's 2015-2016 season. Season 31 includes two undisputed classics, a contemporary favorite, and two works new to Gamm audiences, as described by Estrella: (more...)

VIDEO: Alec Baldwin Teams with Chance on Freestyle Beatboxing RapVIDEO: Alec Baldwin Teams with Chance on Freestyle Beatboxing Rap
by Movies News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Chance the Rapper and Alec Baldwin were in Chicago over the weekend for the Young Chicago Authors event, the unlikely duo did the most unlikely thing when they teamed up for a freestyle. (more...)

Cate Blanchett to Guest Star on Next Season of DOWNTON ABBEY?Cate Blanchett to Guest Star on Next Season of DOWNTON ABBEY?
by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Cate Blanchett appeared on ITV's 'Lorraine', to promote her new film CINDERELLA, and revealed that she would love to have a cameo on the historic drama series DOWNTON ABBEY. (more...)

HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: University School of Nashville's McKENNA HARRINGTONHIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: University School of Nashville's McKENNA HARRINGTON
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 19, 2015

Today the spotlight shines on University School of Nashville's McKenna Harrington, a 16-year-old junior who debuts as Millie Owens next week in Circle Players' production of William Inge's Picnic (I'm her director, for sure, and probably not all that objective about her immense talents and spot-on instincts. (more...)

Jessica Lange Confirms No More AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 'I'm Done'Jessica Lange Confirms No More AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 'I'm Done'
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Jessica Lange has confirmed reports that she will not return for the upcoming installment of FX's AMERICAN HORROR STORY. (more...)

Collegiate Chorale to Perform US Premiere of THE ROAD OF PROMISE, 5/6-7Collegiate Chorale to Perform US Premiere of THE ROAD OF PROMISE, 5/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale concludes its 2014-2015 season with the US Premiere of Kurt Weill's The Road of Promise May 6, 2015 at 8pm and May 7, 2015 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019. Tickets are $30-$135 and are available at www.carnegiehall.org, CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800, or the Box Office at 57th and Seventh. For more information, visit http://collegiatechorale.org/performances/the-road-of-promise. (more...)

Columbia Stages to Present GILGAMESH - A MUSICAL EPICColumbia Stages to Present GILGAMESH - A MUSICAL EPIC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Power. Lust. Friendship. Legacy. What matters in a human life? Gilgamesh, the larger-than-life King, travels to the end of the world to find out. Based on the epic from Mesopotamia, one of the oldest pieces of literature known to us today, GILGAMESH - A MUSICAL EPIC is a coming of age story depicting Man's breakthrough into Consciousness, told in the form of an original epic musical experience with a live band. (more...)

MARJORIE PRIME, COMPANY and More to Launch Writers Theatre's 2015-16 Season at New Theatre CenterMARJORIE PRIME, COMPANY and More to Launch Writers Theatre's 2015-16 Season at New Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the Inaugural Season in the company's new theatre center, to include a season kick-off at Books on Vernon with Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison, directed by Kimberly Senior, followed by the Grand Opening of the state-of-the-art facility, designed by Jeanne Gang and Studio Gang Architects. Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam will be the inaugural production in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre. A new collaboration with Chicago's The Second City entitled Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf-A Parody, by Tim Sniffen, with additional material by Tim Ryder, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Stuart Carden, will open the Gillian Theatre. Company, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, directed by William Brown with musical direction by Tom Vendafreddo, will follow Arcadia in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre. (more...)

Julie Adams and John Churchwell Up Next in 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series, 3/29Julie Adams and John Churchwell Up Next in 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

?The 32nd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals continues on Sunday, March 29 at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary with soprano Julie Adams and pianist John Churchwell. Adams and Churchwell will present a program of works by Alfred Bachelet, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Edvard Grieg, Sergei Rachmaninov and Lee Hoiby. (more...)

Actor Ed Harris to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of FameActor Ed Harris to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
by Movies News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that actor Ed Harris will be honored with the 2,546th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. (more...)

Joe Manganiello Exits Fox's SCREAM QUEENS, Oliver Hudson Steps inJoe Manganiello Exits Fox's SCREAM QUEENS, Oliver Hudson Steps in
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

According to Deadline, TRUE BLOOD alumn Joe Manganiello has withdrawn from Fox's SCREAM QUEENS, the upcoming comedy-horror series from GLEE creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. NASHVILLE's Oliver Hudson will step in for Manganiello as one of the series' male leads. (more...)

Lenny Henry to Host the 2015 Olivier AwardsLenny Henry to Host the 2015 Olivier Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

On the heels of the 2015 Olivier Awards nominations announcement, the Daily Mail writes that Lenny Henry will host the ceremony at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, April 12. (more...)

Alec Baldwin to Return to the New York Stage in ALL MY SONS This SummerAlec Baldwin to Return to the New York Stage in ALL MY SONS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The New York Post writes that Alec Baldwin will return to the New York stage in Arthur Miller's ALL MY SONS, running off-Broadway at Guild Hall this June. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Priscilla Lopez of PIPPINBWW Interviews: Priscilla Lopez of PIPPIN
by Cara Richardson - Mar 10, 2015

From Broadway to television to film, Priscilla Lopez has conquered it all. This week she comes to Nashville with the touring production of Pippin, which she performed in both the recent revival on Broadway, as well as in the original Broadway production of the show. (more...)

Winners of the 44th Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Singers Are AnnouncedWinners of the 44th Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Singers Are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

The winners of the 44th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place in a front of a capacity audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Atlanta Ballet's World Premiere Ballat Adaptation of Tennessee Williams' CAMINO REALPhoto Flash: First Look- Atlanta Ballet's World Premiere Ballat Adaptation of Tennessee Williams' CAMINO REAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

This spring, Atlanta Ballet will present the world premiere of a ballet based on "Camino Real" by Tennessee Williams, the renowned playwright who authored such American classics as "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". Choreographed by Atlanta Ballet choreographer in residence Helen Pickett, Williams' "lost classic" of love, redemption and courage will debut March 20-22 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Check out pictures and renderings from the show below! (more...)

Syfy to Honor Leonard Nimoy with Special Programming This SundaySyfy to Honor Leonard Nimoy with Special Programming This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Syfy will honor the extraordinary legacy of Leonard Nimoy with a special five hour programming salute this Sunday, March 1 from 9AM-2PM (ET/PT), kicking off with his role in an episode of the original Twilight Zone series; his guest star arc on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the final Star Trek original cast movie, Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Barbara Cook, and Rex Smith to be Honored at Shubert New Haven's 100 Anniversary GalaBetty Buckley, Barbara Cook, and Rex Smith to be Honored at Shubert New Haven's 100 Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

In recognition of its 100th Anniversary, the Shubert will celebrate with a Gala Benefit on Saturday, March 21 beginning at 6:00pm. This exclusive evening will include an elegant sit-down dinner on the legendary Shubert Stage, dancing, theatrical entertainment and a tribute to honored guest starts. (more...)

West End's GOLEM to Open at Trafalgar Studios, April 14West End's GOLEM to Open at Trafalgar Studios, April 14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Following a critically acclaimed run at the Young Vic, multi award-winning theatre company 1927 bring Golem, their visually arresting and satirical take on our misuse of technology, to Trafalgar Studios 14 April - 22 May with a Press Night on 22 April at 7pm. (more...)

STAR TREK & Broadway Star Leonard Nimoy Dies at 83; Listen to Musical PerformancesSTAR TREK & Broadway Star Leonard Nimoy Dies at 83; Listen to Musical Performances
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, best known for his iconic role as Spock in STAR TREK, has died at age 83. (more...)

Shatner, Takei & More React to Passing of Leonard NimoyShatner, Takei & More React to Passing of Leonard Nimoy
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

A-listers from stage and screen took to social media to react to the sad news of the passing of Leonard Nimoy (more...)

Stephen Spinella, Penelope Allen & More Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's HAMLET; Full Cast Announced!Stephen Spinella, Penelope Allen & More Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's HAMLET; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick, Managing Director Jeff Griffin and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced complete casting today for their upcoming production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

Cate Blanchett Wants to Tour Sydney Theatre Company's THE PRESENTCate Blanchett Wants to Tour Sydney Theatre Company's THE PRESENT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Cate Blanchett revealed to the Daily Mail that after starring in her husband Andrew Upton's adaptation of Chekhov's THE PRESENT at the Sydney Theatre Company this August, she wants to take the production on tour to the U.S. and London. (more...)

John Patrick Shanley, John Lahr and More to Headline 2015 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, 3/25-29John Patrick Shanley, John Lahr and More to Headline 2015 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, 3/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Theater luminaries John Patrick Shanley, Keir Dullea, Mia Dillon, Martin Sherman, Brenda Currin, John Lahr, John Waters, Bryan Batt and Joel Vig are just a few of the illustrious headliners who will participate in the 29th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, March 25-29, 2015. (more...)

Amy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old GlobeAmy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Old Globe is delighted to welcome one of the true geniuses of the American theatre, Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman, who makes her long-awaited San Diego directing debut with an enchanting theatrical spectacle with live music and sumptuous visuals, The White Snake, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. The Southern California Premiere of The White Snake, written and directed by Zimmerman, will run March 21 through April 26 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 21 through 25. Opening night is Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

FLAGSTAD - TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY to Play Scandinavia House, 2/26-28FLAGSTAD - TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY to Play Scandinavia House, 2/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Bjorn Simensen, director, Kirsten Flagstad Festival Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America presents Flagstad - Triumph and Tragedy, an intimate portrait of the world famous Norwegian soprano Kirsten Flagstad (1895-1962), regarded by many as the voice of the century. The new play one-woman play, which will be performed here in English, was written and directed by Norwegian playwright Einar Bjorge, and stars renowned Norwegian actress Nina Bendiksen. (more...)

Visiting Chicago Directors and More Set for American Players' 2015 Summer SeasonVisiting Chicago Directors and More Set for American Players' 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

?American Players Theatre (APT) announces its 36th Summer Season, June 6 to October 18, 2015, a diverse lineup of eight classical and contemporary plays in repertory that includes the work of two visiting Chicago directors: Derrick Sanders, founding artistic director of Congo Square Theatre Company, makes his APT debut directing The Island by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona in APT's intimate 200-seat Touchstone Theatre; and Jeff Award winner William Brown returns to direct Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire in APT's flagship 1148-seat outdoor amphitheater Up the Hill. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2015 New Directors New Films LineupFilm Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2015 New Directors New Films Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the complete lineup for the 44th New Directors/New Films (ND/NF), March 18-29. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Promotional Art for West End's HAMLET, Featuring Benedict CumberbatchPhoto Flash: First Look at Promotional Art for West End's HAMLET, Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch will play the title role in Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and presented by theBarbican. Today, 20 February 2015, it is announced that Hamlet will be broadcast to cinemas around the world on Thursday 15 October 2015 as part of National Theatre Live. Check out a first look at the promotional art for the show below! (more...)

Official: National Theatre Live to Bring HAMLET with Benedict Cumberbatch to Cinemas This FallOfficial: National Theatre Live to Bring HAMLET with Benedict Cumberbatch to Cinemas This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Sonia Friedman Productions and National Theatre Live have announced an international broadcast of Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) in the title role in Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and presented by the Barbican, to cinemas internationally on Thursday, October 15, 2015. (more...)

Scottish Ballet to Launch US Tour at The Harris TheaterScottish Ballet to Launch US Tour at The Harris Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

The Harris Theater welcomes the Scottish Ballet as they perform for the first time in Chicago bringing their award-winning, high-profile production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Based on the 1947 Pulitzer Prize–winning American play by Tennessee Williams, Scottish Ballet's 2012 contemporary adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire, created in conjunction with the play's 65th anniversary year, is considered a treasure of contemporary dance. (more...)

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