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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.

Capitol Center For The Arts to Offer National Theatre Live Broadcasts During 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

London National Theatre's groundbreaking National Theatre Live will broadcast seven of the best live British theater productions to the Capitol Center for the Arts during 2014-15 season. Performances include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on September 30; Medea on October 14; A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Gillian Anderson on October 28; Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller on November 29; Skylight, starring Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy on December 28; JOHN on January 4; and Treasure Island on February 22. Don't miss your chance to experience the best of British Theatre right here in New Hampshire. (more...)

Photo Flash: CTG's RACE Celebrates Opening Night in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

RACE by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, opened last night, September 7, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Performances run through September 28. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Starring Nicole Ari Parker and Esau Pritchett, Begins Tonight at the McCarter Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

From Egypt and England to South Africa, backstage, and beyond -The Tony Award-Winning McCarter Theatre Center is about to take audiences around the world for its 2014-2015 season. William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra runs tonight, September 5, through October 5, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Enjoy the Spectacular A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Michael Mulhern - Sep 5, 2014

Two words immediately came to mind as I witnessed the magnificence of this production - natural and effortless. Vintage Theatre revives their award winning rendition of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire playing now through September 7th. Set against the steamy backdrop of New Orleans' gritty French Quarter, Tennessee Williams' 1947 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama tells the story of Blanche Dubois, a faded Southern belle driven to madness by her animalistic brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Taking refuge from her crumbling past, the fragile yet determined Blanche arrives unexpectedly at her married sister Stella's doorstep, hoping for a better life and restoration of her senses. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sydney Theatre Announces 2015 Season - Geoffrey Rush and Cate Blanchett to Star in KING LEAR & More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 4, 2014

In 2015, Australia's iconic theatre-makers are coming to play. It's a year of adventure, and we look forward to having you along for the ride - you'll be in great company. (more...)

Finborough to Present RACHEL, First Play By An African American Woman Ever Produced, This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Rediscovered by Finborough Theatre Artistic Director Neil McPherson, Rachel is a genuinely lost landmark of American theatre -- the first play by an African American woman ever produced professionally. Directed by exciting young director Ola Ince, as part of Black History Month, the European premiere of Rachel opens at the multi award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 2 October at 7.30pm). (more...)

MCC Theater's World Premiere of THE MONEY SHOT by Neil LaBute Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Elizabeth Reaser, Gia Crovatin, Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne, and Frederick Weller star in the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, The Money Shot, directed by Terry Kinney. Performances for The Money Shot begin at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) tonight, September 4, 2014. An official opening is set for September 22, 2014 and it is currently scheduled through October 12, 2014. (more...)

Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates Joins Firehouse Theatre Staff
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Firehouse Theatre welcomes Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates as its new Education and Community Outreach Director. Dr. Pettiford-Wates currently teaches in the Graduate MFA Pedagogy Program at Virginia Commonwealth University. She also serves as the Artistic Director and Conceptualist for The Conciliation Project, Richmond's social justice theatre company which aims to promote, through active and challenging dramatic work, open and honest dialogue about racism and oppression in America. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Chris Bauer, Dominic Hoffman, Jonno Roberts and DeWanda Wise in CTG's RACE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

RACE by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, opens this Sunday, September 7, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Performances run through September 28. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE METHOD GUN to Run 9/10-14 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

A play about the ecstasy and excesses of performing, the dangers of public intimacy and the incompatibility of truth on stage and sanity in real life, Rude Mechs' widely acclaimed work returns to Austin. The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Method Gun September 10-14, 2014 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre. (more...)

Northwestern Theater to Present THE LARAMIE PROJECT in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

"The Laramie Project," a documentary-style drama set in Wyoming that recounts the brutal murder of an openly gay college student and named by Time magazine as 'one of the 10 best plays of the year" will launch Northwestern University's 2014-15 Mainstage season Oct. 24-Nov. 2. Directed by Rives Collins, single tickets are $5 to $25. (more...)

June Squibb Exits DTC's DRIVING MISS DAISY; Annalee Jefferies Steps in
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Dallas Theater Center announced today that Annalee Jefferies will replace June Squibb in the theater's upcoming production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Driving Miss Daisy. Jefferies, a Texas native, returns to DTC for the first time since her performance in The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead. Squibb is leaving the production due to professional conflicts. (more...)

World Premiere of Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA Set for UW World Series, 10/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

In October, the UW World Series will present the world premiere of Antigona, a new work by Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca. Hailed by critics everywhere for its transcendent and deeply emotional performances, Noche Flamenca is one of the most authentic flamenco companies in the world today, and Soledad Barrio is its star. Now, in a unique creative partnership, this remarkable company joins with acclaimed American theater director Lee Breuer to create a new work, Antigona, based on Sophocles' ancient Greek heroine. Combining live music, song, and dance, Noche Flamenca's Antigona will bring the fiery, expressive nature of flamenco to one of the world's great tragedies in an evening-length work that promises to be both gripping and intensely moving. The work is conceived and directed by Martin Santangelo with choreography by Soledad Barrio, consulting direction by Lee Breuer, and visual and mask design by Mary Frank. (more...)

Don't miss the new stage production of A Streetcar Named Desire in Cinemas!
by Contests - Broadway - Sep 16, 2014

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Mark Feuerstein Joins Cast of Showtime's NURSE JACKIE
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Acclaimed film, television and stage actor Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains) is signing on as a recurring guest star in six episodes of NURSE JACKIE, the original Showtime comedy series starring Edie Falco as a flawed emergency room nurse. Feuerstein will play Barry Wolfe, a high-powered, cutthroat lawyer who will represent Jackie as she pieces her life back together following her arrest last season. He joins recently announced recurring guest star Tony Shalhoub in the series' seventh and final season, which is currently in production in New York. (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE to Run 10/10-19 at Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents A Streetcar Named Desire, October 10-19 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre. (more...)

Tina Hobley, Jamie Lomas & More to Star in DEAD SIMPLE UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Following the critically acclaimed hit premiere stage production of Peter James' The Perfect Murder - which recently opened its autumn tour at the Canterbury Marlowe to further rave reviews - the best-selling work of the No.1 novelist will return to the stage in 2015 with the adaptation of his most famous and popular book to date Dead Simple. A host of famous faces including Tina Hobley, Jamie Lomas and Gray O' Brien are to bring the next claustrophobically thrilling instalment of Peter James' work to life on stage when the tour opens in Dartford in January. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Brings Its Magic To Movie Theaters
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 15, 2014

Today we are shining a light on this week's Fathom Events presentation of the new West End revival of Tennessee Williams's classic drama A Streetcar Named Desire starring Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster. (more...)

Georga Osborne Stars in GEORGA OSBORNE IS BACK at Don't Tell Mama, 9/19-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

Bistro and MAC Award winning popular cabaret artist and comedienne Georga Osborne returns to the stage after a 10-year hiatus in a brand new one-woman show, 'back' at Don't Tell Mama, September 19-October 10. Featuring an eclectic mix of music from Aretha to Winwood and Ahrens & Flaherty to Rodgers & Hammerstein, 'back' is about being back on the cabaret stage, looking back, realizing we can't go back, and 'Oh! My back!' (more...)

NYTW's SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents the first production of their 2014/15 season, SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE, based on Ingmar Bergman's film of the same name. English version by Emily Mann and conceived and directed by Ivo van Hove, SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE begins previews tonight, September 12, 2014 and officially opens on Monday, September 22, 2014 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003) for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 26, 2014. (more...)

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Starring Nicole Ari Parker and Esau Pritchett, Opens Tonight at the McCarter Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

From Egypt and England to South Africa, backstage, and beyond -The Tony Award-Winning McCarter Theatre Center takes audiences around the world for its 2014-2015 season. The season begins with a new adaptation of William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, opening tonight, September 12, and running through October 5, 2014. (more...)

National Theatre Live's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE to Screen at the Town Hall Theater, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The production is the fastest-selling in the history of London's Young Vic Theatre. That's a tribute to its star, Gillian Anderson (from television's X-Files) and to the new generation that's discovering Tennessee Williams' masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire. The production will be broadcast on the big screen at Town Hall Theater on Friday, September 26. (more...)

A.C.T. to Welcome John Lahr in Conversation with Carey Perloff, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

American Conservatory Theater, in association with The Commonwealth Club of Northern California, will present John Lahr in Conversation with Carey Perloff on the occasion of the release of his newest biography, "TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh" on Monday, October 6 at 7 p.m. at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). (more...)

Gillian Anderson Returning to NBC's HANNIBAL as Series Regular
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

HANNIBAL's third season will premiere in 2015. (more...)

MCC Extends Neil LaBute's THE MONEY SHOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced that the world premiere of MCC Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute's new play, The Money Shot, directed by Terry Kinney, has been extended due to popular demand now through October 19, 2014. The production was originally scheduled to close on October 12, 2014. The Money Shot stars Emmy Award nominee Elizabeth Reaser, Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne, Frederick Weller and Gia Crovatin. Performances began at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on September 4, 2014. An official opening is set for September 22, 2014. Tickets are now on sale. For info, please visit www.mcctheater.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OH MY GOODNESS… IT'S PAUL LYNDE Journeys Back to the Wild Life of the Hollywood Squares Star
by Shari Barrett - Sep 1, 2014

Directed by John Hall and based in part on Lynde's life and 1976 touring show, OH MY GOODNESS…IT'S PAUL LYNDE is produced with the full approval and cooperation of the estate of Paul Lynde, starring Michael Airingon who channels the late entertainer both in appearance, voice and attitude to a tee. The show traces Lynde's Life from his humble beginnings to his rise to stardom as one of America's funniest and biggest stars on television in the 70's, featuring voice-overs by the Master of the Hollywood Squares himself, Peter Marshall. (more...)

Tickets to 2014-15 Pittsburgh Dance Council Season Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces single tickets go on sale, Friday, August 29, at 9AM, for the 2014-2015 Pittsburgh Dance Council season. Pittsburgh Dance Council is a division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. All performances will take place at the Byham Theater located at 101 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Abrahamse and Meyer's Marcel Meyer Gets ONE ARM Around Tennessee Williams
by David Fick - Aug 29, 2014

Previews for Abrahamse & Meyer's production of ONE ARM started last night at the Artscape Arena, with company founders Fred Abrahamse and Marcel Meyer returning to the work of Tennessee Williams in their latest collaboration. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, 10/3-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Light Opera Works will present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS October 3 through 12 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

The Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's 2014–15 season, the company's 60th anniversary season, includes the world premiere of A Christmas Carol by Iain Bell—the company's 55th new commission —from award-winning Dickens authority Simon Callow; the continuation of HGO's first Ring cycle, with the American premiere of La Fura dels Baus's groundbreaking take on Die Walküre; the American premieres of Sir Nicholas Hytner's The Magic Flute and Lee Blakeley's Sweeney Todd; a 60th Anniversary Gala Concert featuring mezzo-soprano (and HGO Studio alumna) Joyce DiDonato; and a host of career-shaping role debuts that speak to Patrick Summers's gift for casting. Together with the company's first presentation of John Cox'sOtello, and the returns of Göran Järvefelt's beloved Così fan tutte and Michael Grandage's hit staging of Madame Butterfly, these rich offerings serve once again to illustrate some of the ways that HGO—still the only opera company with two Grammys, two Emmys, and a Tony—epitomizes “one model of what a forward-looking opera company could be” (Greg Sandow, Arts Journal). (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE TELEPHONE is an Enticing, Operatic Apéritif
by Maggie Yates - Aug 26, 2014

Opera Santa Barbara presents The Telephone, a comedic opera in one act for a quick taste of Gian Carlo Menotti's lighter, more humorous work. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

OLYMPICS UBER ALLES Begins Limited Off-Broadway Run Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Franaleo Productions will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Samuel J. Bernstein and Marguerite Krupp's Olympics Über Alles, beginning a limited engagement tomorrow, Wednesday August 27th at St. Luke's Theater (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Debra Whitfield directs a cast that features Jim DiMunno Tim Dowd, Michael Engberg, Amy Handra, Darrell Purcell, Joshua Quat, Stewart A. Schneck, and Jenn Susi. This limited run continues through September 21st only. Olympics Über Alles will have scenic and lighting design by Duane Pagano with costume design by Janice O'Donnell and sound and projections design by Paul Bourgeois. The performance runs two hours including intermission. (more...)

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath Autumn Announces Casting for 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath Autumn has announced casting for there 2014 season, including the three black comedies, including 'Play Strindberg,' 'The Father,' and 'Exit The King.' (more...)

Emmys 2014: Jessica Lange Wins 'Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Jessica Lange was the recipient of the 2014 Emmy Award for 'Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie' for her role on FX's AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN. This marks Lange's third Emmy win, the first for HBO's GREY GARDENS, and also for 'AHS.' (more...)

Bruno Latour and Company to Tackle Climate Change in GAIA GLOBAL CIRCUS at The Kitchen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Kitchen and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism are pleased to present the U.S. premiere of Gaia Global Circus, a one-of-a-kind theatrical experiment that explores society's ambivalence toward mankind's greatest threat: global warming. (more...)

IN THE SUMMER HOUSE and More Set for 9th Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, Running 9/25-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The 9th Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, Tennessee Williams Circle of Friends, presents plays by Williams and his friends that feature the humor, love, disappointment and the healing that springs from friendships. (more...)

Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett & More Join Warner Bros' THE JUNGLE BOOK: ORIGINS
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan and Peter Mullan will join Cumberbatch in lending their voices to the animal characters in the feature film. (more...)

BWW Profiles: Two-Time Oscar & Emmy Winning Star of Stage & Screen Jessica Lange
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2014

In anticipation of the live 66th Annual Emmy Award broadcast on NBC on Monday, August 25th, BWW will be spotlighting the Emmy nominated TV performances of some of Broadway's biggest stars. If you want to follow along and interact with all of BroadwayWorld's Emmy coverage, check out #BWWEmmys on Twitter. (more...)

Elizabeth Reaser Joins MCC Theater's THE MONEY SHOT; Performances Begin 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Screen and stage star Elizabeth Reaser, best known for her performances in the blockbuster Twilight film franchise and her season-long arc on 'Grey's Anatomy,' will step into its upcoming production of The Money Shot for the departing Heather Graham, who exits the production due to a late-breaking opportunity to begin production on a passion project. (more...)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE to Open Covedale's 2014-15 Season, Begin. 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Blanche du Bois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, rejects the realities of life as her desperate defense of her weak, vulnerable soul. But when she is reduced to living on the charity of her sister, in a seedy New Orleans apartment, Blanche's confrontation with her brutish brother in law, leads to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion and, in the end, to madness. A classic American drama which ranks as one of the greatest in our theatre. Greg Procaccino, Director; Melanie Dawn Hall, Production Stage Manager (more...)

Mike Reiss Joins Bruce Vilanch and Jerry Adler in RUBBLE at The Provincetown Theater Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

EMMY Award-Winner Bruce Vilanch stars in a staged reading of RUBBLE, a new comedy by 4 time EMMY Award-Winning 'The Simpsons' writer, Mike Reiss at The Provincetown Theater. 'The Sopranos' star and Broadway veteran Jerry Adler also joins the cast. The staged reading of RUBBLE will be directed by James Valletti for one night only to benefit The Provincetown Theater. All proceeds go directly to support The Provincetown Theater. (more...)

KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season to Open with David Cromer's OUR TOWN, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will open its 50th anniversary celebration with the Kansas City premiere of David Cromer's Our Town, an enduring American story which examines the everyday lives of an average town's citizens in the early twentieth century. Our Town, one of the greatest American plays written by Thornton Wilder, the three-time Pulitzer prize-winning playwright and novelist will be directed by David Cromer, MacArthur Foundation 'genius' grant recipient and director of KC Rep's 2009 production of The Glass Menagerie which received national and local critical acclaim. This co-production with UMKC Theatre will feature redesigned seating at Spencer Theatre in the James C. Olson performing Arts Center on the UMKC campus. The show will run September 5 through 28th. High resolution photos can be found here . (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, 9/6-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of Carlisle Floyd's two-act opera Susannah September 6 at the War Memorial Opera House. Soprano Patricia Racette returns to San Francisco Opera in her role debut as the innocent, strong-willed and falsely accused young woman Susannah Polk. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces Weekly Worldwide Broadcast Details
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The September 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 - begins with Music Director Alan Gilbert launching the Philharmonic's 2014 Bravo! Vail residency with Nielsen's Maskarade Overture; Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3, with the 2013-14 Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman as soloist; selections from Grieg's Peer Gynt; and Liszt's Les Preludes. The second week, Alan Gilbert conducts the Orchestra in a performance of R. Strauss's Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks; The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Oboe Concerto, with Principal Oboe Liang Wang as soloist; and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy. The following week, Bramwell Tovey conducts the New York Philharmonic at Bravo! Vail in Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man; Gershwin's "Strike Up the Band" from Strike Up the Band; Copland's Clarinet Concerto, with Associate Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio as soloist; and Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite. In the final week of September, Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic in a program of Mozart's final three symphonies - Nos. 39, 40, and 41, Jupiter -recorded in November 2013. (more...)

SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead to Star in THE HEIDI CHRONICLES at the Guthrie This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Guthrie Theater today announced casting for the first production on the Wurtele Thrust Stage in the 2014-2015 season, Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles. Under the direction of 2014 Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Broadway's Violet, Chinglish, Well), The Heidi Chronicles will feature the talents of Kate Wetherhead, Ben Graney, Tracey Maloney and Zach Shaffer, as well as Sam Bardwell, Eleonore Dendy, Mo Perry and Stacia Rice. (more...)

David Sajewich, Julie Baird & More to Lead EVIL DEAD at Broadway Playhouse; Cast & Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced the cast and creative team for Evil Dead - The Musical, winner of the 2007 Dora Audience Choice Award as Toronto's favorite show, which will bring mayhem and fun to the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E Chestnut) for a limited three-week engagement Sept. 23 through Oct. 12, 2014. (more...)

UT Theatre & Dance to Present THE METHOD GUN by Rude Mechs, 9/10-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

A play about the ecstasy and excesses of performing, the dangers of public intimacy and the incompatibility of truth on stage and sanity in real life, Rude Mechs' widely acclaimed work returns to Austin. The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Method Gun September 10-14, 2014 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch's HAMLET Becomes Most In-Demand Production of All Time
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, with Benedict Cumberbatch playing the title role, doesn't begin performances until next summer at the Barbican Theatre, but according to the Telegraph, the show is already breaking records. Tickets for the play went on sale on August 11, and since then the show 'has become the most in-demand theatre production of all time.' Not only is Hamlet outselling the next most-popular production, the Young Vic's A Streetcar Named Desire, by four to one, but searches for tickets on Viagogo also surpass those for Beyonce and Jay Z's world tour. (more...)

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