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Rigby And Baynton Lead Cast In HOLES At Arcola Tent From July
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Holes, written by award winning comedy writer Tom Basden, makes its London debut in the Arcola Tent for a strictly limited run from 16 July to 9 August 2014, with press night on Tuesday 22 July, directed by Phillip Breen. (more...)

Like Swimming Premiere Official 'Let Go' Video via Yahoo
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Swedish pop trio Let Swimming may be a newer name on music fans' radars: They formed in 2012 out of the Ashes of a former five-piece group. (more...)

Bryan Cranston to Team with Steven Spielberg on ALL THE WAY TV Miniseries
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

The 'Breaking Bad' star will team with Steven Spielberg and his Amblin Entertainment to develop a television miniseries based on the play's story of President Lyndon B. Johnson. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver to Return for All Three AVATAR Sequels in a New Role
by Movies News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Sigourney Weaver will be returning for the next three AVATAR sequels -- but not as her character 'Grace Augustine', who passed away in the first film. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WILD WITH HAPPY Will Make You, Well, Wild With Happy
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jun 8, 2014

Eventually Gil wins the struggle for the right to define his mother's obsequies. He is handed the urn with her Ashes. He has sole custody. But then what? While Gil doesn't have the answer, Mo does. It involves a car chase down I-95 and the Cinderella Castle Suite at Disneyland, and a vision of Adelaide dancing in a magical white dress, and fireworks. (more...)

Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company Presents World Premiere of POLLYWOG, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company proudly presents the world premiere of POLLYWOG by Keian McKee, July 31-August 16, 2014 at Studio 101, 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007. The Show will be directed by Matt Huff and will feature well-known Houston actors, James Belcher, Celeste Roberts, Courtney Lomelo, Jason Duga and Autumn Clack. (more...)

The Contemporary American Theater Festival Begins July 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University (CATF) begins preview performances on Sunday, July 6th. All five plays that make up the 2014 repertory will receive at least two preview performances before the Festival officially opens on Friday, July 11th. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre to Open its 2014-2015 Season with JANE EYRE, 9/15-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Lifeline Theatre presents an adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christina Calvit (four-time Jeff Award winner), and directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne (Jeff Award and After Dark Award winner). (more...)

24 Hour International Theatre, Live Art, Dance and More Set for NIGHT WATCH at Cambridge Junction, June 14-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Night Watch is a new 24-hour long, non-stop marathon of cutting edge unusual and experimental contemporary theatre, dance, live art, cabaret, installation, music, food...and football coming to Cambridge Junction in June, running from noon on Saturday 14 to noon on Sunday 15. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Houston!
by David Clarke & Kristina Nungaray - Jun 3, 2014

Living in Houston and covering Houston's illustrious theatre scene thoroughly spoils us. However, we are always more than happy to share the wealth and talk about what is happening all over town. This summer, we are thrilled that Houston's theatre community is embracing women and giving Houston audiences the chance to see a plethora of shows featuring strong female characters and fascinating female leads. (more...)

Meet the Playwrights of the Contemporary American Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

Meet the five playwrights of the Contemporary American Theater Festival! Click here for the performance shcedule and here for tickets. (more...)

DER GELBE STERN Set for NYMF at Laurie Beechman Theater, 7/14-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

After sold out runs in Australia, the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) in association with Three Fish Productions presents Der Gelbe Stern (The Yellow Star) a new musical conceived and performed by NYMF's 'Next Broadway Sensation' winner Alexis Fishman*, written by James Millar & Alexis Fishman. Der Gelbe Stern is directed by Sharone Halevy and is being staged in its U.S. premiere at The Laurie Beechman Theater @ West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd Street (bet. 9th & 10th Avenues) in NYC for five performances from Monday, July 14 through Monday, July 21, 2014. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

New Book "I'LL NEVER CRY TOMORROW" is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

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Syfy's Supernatural Drama DOMINION Sets Channel Ratings Record
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Syfy's new epic supernatural drama Dominion shattered channel records by posting the highest L3 vs. L+SD percentage lift ever for a Syfy original series premiere since Nielsen began recording L3 data in 2007. (more...)

Further Casting Announced for ELECTRA at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Old Vic and Sonia Friedman Productions present Sophocles' ELECTRA, in a version by Frank McGuinness, starring Kristin Scott Thomas. (more...)

American Blues Theater Hosts Benefit Performance of Multi-Award Winning GROUNDED, 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the Saturday, June 21 performance of Grounded, by George Brant and directed by Lisa Portes, at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. is a benefit performance for Children of War Foundation. Proceeds from the performance will go directly to surgery and medical treatment for Shah Bibi Tarakhail, an Afghan Child Affected by War. The running time is approximately 80 minutes. Grounded runs through July 13. The performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $19 - $49 and are available at 773.404.7336 or americanbluestheater.com. (more...)

Syfy's New Epic Supernatural Drama Series DOMINION and Returning DEFIANCE Score Strong Premieres on Thursday, June 19
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Successfully establishing a potent Thursday night original scripted programming block, the premieres of Syfy's new epic supernatural drama series Dominion and the second season return of the popular series Defiance each delivered two million total viewers during their June 19 premieres. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW Top Picks for Summer Theater in West Virginia
by Johnna Leary - Jun 2, 2014

Theaters in West Virginia this summer will offer a much more contemporary and controversial offering of new plays. However, traditional blockbuster summer stock musicals will still be readily available in any number of summer theater seasons in the state. The top three summer theater seasons and events from West Virginia are listed below, but are only a small offering of the many fantastic performances and live theater seasons occurring in West Virginia this summer. (more...)

New Stage Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

New Stage Theatre announces their 2014-2015 season. More infor can be found here: http://www.newstagetheatre.com/. (more...)

POLLYWOG to Make World Premiere at Mildred's Umbrella, 7/31-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company presents the world premiere of POLLYWOG by Keian McKee, July 31-August 16, 2014 at Studio 101, 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MATA HARI, St James Theatre Studio, June 17 2014
by Gary Naylor - Jun 18, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a beautiful but sad cabaret based on the life of Mata Hari the woman shot by the French Army for spying whose short life contained more dramas than a hundred others. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Presents MY NIGHT WITH REG, July 31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Tickets for the 20thanniversary production of Kevin Elyot's Olivier and Evening Standard award-winning play My Night With Reg go on sale to the general public from today, Wednesday 18 June. The comedy will open at the Donmar Warehouse 31 July 2014, directed by current Donmar Warehouse Trainee Associate Director Robert Hastie. (more...)

WILD WITH HAPPY - Center Stage Ends the Season with a 'Smiley Face'
by Charles Shubow - Jun 17, 2014

Let your imagination take over in this wonderful comedy by Colman Domingo. (more...)

BBC America Launches ALMOST ROYAL GOES TO YOUTUBE Web Series
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

BBC AMERICA has collaborated with YouTube Space LA on Almost Royal Goes to YouTube, a new Web series (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2014: LITTLE BIRD Is a Showcase for the Immense Talent of Paul Capsis
by Barry Lenny - Jun 13, 2014

Little Bird was commissioned by the company especially as a platform for Paul Capsis, and what a magnificent performance he gives. (more...)

Hole in the Wall Theater Presents FIFTH OF JULY by Lanford Wilson, 6/6-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2014

Imagine the Island of Misfit Toys relocated to an old farmhouse in rural Missouri. The difference is that in Lanford Wilson's Tony-nominated play Fifth of July, opening June 6th at Hole in the Wall Theater in New Britain, the square-wheeled trucks and broken dolls are human. (more...)

SEE ROCK CITY AND OTHER DESTINATIONS to Make UK Debut at the Union Theatre, Aug 15-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

For the first time, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway musical See Rock City and Other Destinations, will be introduced to the UK for a two-week strictly limited run at the Union Theatre. Previews start on Friday 15 August and press night on Tuesday 19 August at 7.30pm, it was announced today. On sale now. (more...)

Contemporary American Theater Festival Announces 24th Season Humanities Events, 7/11-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University has announced its 2014 Humanities events. The events, produced in tandem with CATF's July 11-August 3 repertory season, will feature playwrights Christina Anderson, Charles Fuller (winner of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), Thomas Gibbons, Bruce Graham, and Chisa Hutchinson; CATF will also host guest speakers Miranda Petersen (Protect Our Defenders Foundation), Bruce Duncan and the Bina48 Artificial Intelligence unit (Terasem Movement Foundation), Theresa M. Davis (University of Virginia), Dr. Julia Sandy-Bailey (Shepherd University), and David Leong (Theatre VCU). (more...)

GraphicAudio Releases Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn: THE WELL OF ASCENSION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

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CBS Announces Lineup of Blockbuster Panels at Comic-Con 2014
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

CBS Television Studios will introduce a team of brilliant misfits, let a few Chester's Mill-ers out of the Dome and make way for a royal arrival with back-to-back panels at Comic-Con 2014 (more...)

SINGER SONGWRITER KIDNAPPER to Premiere at Galway Film Fleadh
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

SINGER SONGWRITER KIDNAPPER is the debut feature film of award-winning writer/director Douglas Ray, who worked as Ken Loach's assistant and has built up a reputation for his quirky short films featuring actors such as Tom Hardy, Rafe Spall and Ruth Wilson. (more...)

Badac Theatre Company and Escalator East to Edinburgh Present THE FLOOD, 1 - 24 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, described at the time as 'the war to end all wars', Badac Theatre Company present a typically uncompromising portrayal of the unspeakable horror wrought on humanity by wars past, present and, God forbid, future. (more...)

Preview Performances Begin Tonight at Contemporary American Theater Festival, Now Through 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

Expanded this year! CATF's Pay-What-You-Can Preview series allows you to experience the 2014 repertory of plays before they open at whatever price you care to pay. While the playwrights, directors, and designers are still working and changing the plays (you might even still see them in the theater!), the performances are fully produced with all sets, lights, video, sound, and costumes. In many ways, the Preview audiences are the final important piece in the the decision-making of these NEW plays. Come join us in shaping the FUTURE of American theater! (more...)

Cast Announced for Noel Coward's THIS WAS A MAN at Finborough Theatre from July 15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Banned by the Lord Chamberlain for its facetious and irreverent treatment of adultery, This Was A Man, a previously unseen play by Noel Coward, directed by actress Belinda Lang, opens for its long overdue UK professional premiere in a strictly limited three week season at the Finborough Theatre on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 17 July 2014 at 7.30pm). (more...)

BWW Review: A HARD DAY'S NIGHT a Must See at the KC Fringe Festival
by Steve Wilson - Jul 23, 2014

Artistic directors for theaters in Kansas City should take a hard look at A Hard Day's Night currently playing at the Just Off Broadway Theatre in Kansas City. Lot in Life Productions and Vicki Vodrey, the writer and producer for A Hard Day's Night, have produced an intricate, enormously funny 90-minute dark comedy that easily should fill any theater in Kansas City. Songs from the Beatles are sewn into the script with perfect precision and timing. The world premiere is performed in conjunction with the KC Fringe Festival. (more...)

Gemma Bodinetz to Direct Bristol Old Vic's JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Artistic Director Gemma Bodinetz will direct Sean O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock in a major co-production with Bristol Old Vic. The cast will be led by Niamh Cusack as the eponymous Juno and Des McAleer as her husband Jack Boyle. The production is at Bristol Old Vic from 5 to 27 September before moving to the Liverpool Playhouse from 1 to 18 October. (more...)

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

In the dog days of summer, one of the best ways to escape the heat is by reading books set in colder climes. Fortunately, a bounty of new Icelandic crime fiction is available to send a chill (of more than one variety) down readers' spines. (more...)

New York Innovative Theatre Foundation Announces 2014 IT Awards Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

On Monday, July 21, 2014, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 10 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2014 nominees at its annual event. Celebrating ten years and thousands of nominees, the IT PARTY took place at XL Night Club, 512 West 42nd Street. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Insincere White Invitations, New Black Authenticity: THE ASHES UNDER GAIT CITY Premieres at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 20, 2014

This play, about a small group of black visionaries attempting to establish visibility in a white Oregon town which has excluded and disregarded them, is provocative but hard to follow. (more...)

Ronni Ancona, Melanie Ash, Alecky Blythe and More Confirmed for LITTLE REVOLUTION at the Almeida, Aug 26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Casting is announced for the world premiere of Alecky Blythe's new play inspired by the 2011 London riots, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. This is Alecky's first new London production after the success of London Road at the National Theatre. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre to Present JANE EYRE this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Lifeline Theatre presents an adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christina Calvit (four-time Jeff Award winner), and directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne (Jeff Award and After Dark Award winner). After a troubled childhood, Jane Eyre searches for new purpose as a governess at Thornfield Hall. But a fragile peace gives way to turbulent passion when she meets Mr. Rochester, a man concealing a dark secret. Their unconventional relationship leads to a terrible revelation, and Jane must forge a new future amid the Ashes of her ravaged dreams. As she struggles to free herself from the ghosts of her past, Jane realizes that her only hope is to find love on her own terms. A highly theatrical exploration of one woman's independent spirit in a beloved adaptation freshly updated for its first appearance on the Lifeline stage in thirteen years. Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com). (more...)

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 Presents Blofeld and Baxter's MEMORIES OF TEST MATCH SPECIAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Back by popular demand, even more untold stories from behind the scenes at TMS will be revealed in Blofeld and Baxter's MEMORIES OF TEST MATCH SPECIAL as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Love Arises with TAP's Transcendent TALLEY'S FOLLY
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 14, 2014

There's magic in the summer air at Third Avenue Playhouse. Sturgeon Bay's Stage Door Theater Company opened their new season with Lanford Wilson's Talley's Folly. In this 1980 Pulitzer Prize winning play set in Lebanon, Missouri, with some resemblance to a Door County July, an age worn folly, a Victorian boathouse, conjures a moonlight rendezvous for two heartbroken cynics, Sally and Matt. (more...)

Review Roundup: Connecticut Repertory Theatre's GYPSY Starring Leslie Uggams
by Review Roundups - Jul 14, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre's GYPSY, starring Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams as Rose, runs through July 20 at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113. (more...)

BWW Reviews: POTS at The Works Series Takes a Giant Step with 4000 MILES
by Joseph Baker - Jul 13, 2014

Amy Herzog's family drama (albeit a drama with a number of very funny moments) 4000 MILES is unobtrusively generating a thoughtful, low-key alternative to the outsized HAIRSPRAY (already a sellout at 'Big Sister' Playhouse on the Square just a block or so away); and it's a safe bet that a number of theatre-going Memphians are already trekking south to DeSoto Family Theatre's epic presentation of LES MISERABLES. However, this intelligent, intimate little piece is currently providing a rewarding alternative at Theatre Works, quietly nestled across from the parking garage at Overton Square. (more...)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Acquires an Early Roman Porphyry Vessel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

An important, elaborately carved Roman urn of the first-early second century A.D.—one of the finest porphyry vessels to have survived from classical antiquity—has been acquired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (more...)

Redmoon Partners with DCASE and CPD to Present 2014 GREAT CHICAGO FIRE FESTIVAL, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Redmoon, Chicago's 24-year-old theater company known for 'Spectacle Art' and free summertime community performances, partners with the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Chicago Park District (CPD) to present the inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival. A new and totally free urban ritual celebrating Chicago's grit, greatness and renewal following the devastating Great Chicago Fire of 1871, as well as showcasing the rich diversity of neighborhoods that have arisen since, the Great Chicago Fire Festival incorporates a series of citywide Summer Celebrations that culminate in a unique public River Bazaar and pyrotechnic Grand Spectacle on the main branch of the Chicago River, Saturday, October 4. (more...)

A DANCE OF DEATH to Play Finborough Theatre, Begin. 5 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre from Cerberus Theatre, the UK premiere and the English world premiere of controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth's Sommer 14 - A Dance of Death in a brand new translation opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 5 August 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 7 August at 7.30pm). (more...)

Redmoon and the City of Chicago Present GREAT CHICAGO FIRE FESTIVAL, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Redmoon, Chicago's 24-year-old theater company known for “Spectacle Art” and free summertime community performances, partners with the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Chicago Park District (CPD) to present the inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival. A new and totally free urban ritual celebrating Chicago's grit, greatness and renewal following the devastating Great Chicago Fire of 1871, as well as showcasing the rich diversity of neighborhoods that have arisen since, the Great Chicago Fire Festival incorporates a series of citywide Summer Celebrations that culminate in a unique public River Bazaar and pyrotechnic Grand Spectacle on the main branch of the Chicago River, Saturday, October 4. (more...)

RYAN ADAMS Set to Release Self-Titled New Album 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Ryan Adams has confirmed September 9 as the release date of Ryan Adams, his new album and first to be released on the combined Pax Am/Blue Note imprint. Produced by Adams himself at his own Pax Am Studios in Los Angeles, the eponymous new record is the NC-born singer/songwriter's first full length since 2011's acclaimed Ashes & Fire. (more...)

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