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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...)

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

Winchester, VA (more...)

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...)

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

Bethesda, MD (more...)

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...)

BWW Blog: Libby Servais of Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - More Fantastical Family Night
by Guest Blogger: Libby Servais - Jul 31, 2014

'I would rather be Ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.' - Jack London (more...)

Hauser & Wirth Presents RITE OF PASSAGE: THE EARLY YEARS OF VIENNA ACTIONISM, 1960 – 1966, 9/9-10/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Beginning 9 September 2014, Hauser & Wirth is proud to present a selection of early works by Vienna Actionists Gu?nter Brus, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch, andRudolf Schwarzkogler. 'RITE OF PASSAGE: The Early Years of Vienna Actionism, 1960 – 1966' is the first major New York City exhibition to explore, through rare paintings, collages, and photographs, the emergence of a critical 20th-century avant-garde movement. Curated by Hubert Klocker, the exhibition will be on view through 25 October at Hauser & Wirth's uptown location. (more...)

RITE OF PASSAGE: Vienna Actionism Exhibition to Open 9 September at Hauser & Wirth
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Beginning 9 September 2014, Hauser & Wirth will present a selection of early works by Vienna Actionists Gunter Brus, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler. 'RITE OF PASSAGE: The Early Years of Vienna Actionism, 1960 – 1966' is the first major New York City exhibition to explore, through rare paintings, collages, and photographs, the emergence of a critical 20th-century avant-garde movement. Curated by Hubert Klocker, the exhibition will be on view through 25 October at Hauser & Wirth's uptown location. (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 Interviews: POLLYWOG Playwright Keian McKee Talks Esther Williams, Neuroscience, and Swimming
by Katricia Lang - Jul 29, 2014

POLLYWOG is heavy stuff. Not for the faint of heart. But I suspect, once you work through the uncomfortable challenging moments, it is, as POLLYWOG author Keian McKee attests, transformative. (more...)

Led Zeppelin Reissue Program Continues With Deluxe Editions of Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy Produced and Newly Remastered by Jimmy Page, Each With Previously Un
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign got off to a remarkable start in June as deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The albums achieved similar international success with debuts near the top of the charts in more than a dozen territories, including Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CATF 2014 - In THE ASHES UNDER GAIT CITY, Old Sociological Problems Face a Social Media Conflict
by Johnna Leary - Jul 28, 2014

Written by Christina Anderson and directed by Lucie Tiberghien, the World Premiere production of The Ashes Under Gait City displays an age-old conflict through the modern lens of our reliance on social media technology. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Showtime to Present Documentary Special DAVID BOWIE: FIVE YEARS
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

With unprecedented access to David Bowie's personal archive, including previously unseen footage, DAVID BOWIE: FIVE YEARS is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars (more...)

Showtime to Air David Bowie Documentary, 8/1
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

With unprecedented access to David Bowie's personal archive, including previously unseen footage, DAVID BOWIE: FIVE YEARS is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars - premiering Friday, August 1st at 9 p.m. on SHOWTIME. Bowie is widely recognized as one of the most daring and innovative performers of the 20th century, boasting both critical and commercial success since his early days in the 1960s and influencing popular culture ever since. (more...)

Dominique Morisseau, David Bar Katz and More to Star in SATC's BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG, 9/2-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) will present the World Premiere of BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG. This evening of short works inspired by Strindberg's iconic Miss Julie is written by four exciting contemporary playwrights: Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67), David Bar Katz (Tony nominee for Freak), Andreas Boonstra (winner of Sweden's Thaliapriset award) and Lina Ekdahl (winner of Sweden's Werner Aspenstrom Award). Directed by Henning Hegland and Alicia Dhyan House, previews begin September 2 at Off-Broadway's The Lion Theater at Theatre Row. Opening night is set for September 5. (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...)

BULRUSHER OPENS 8/23-24 at Skylight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Skylight Theatre Company and Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble present the Los Angeles Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Finalist Bulrusher, written by Eisa Davis and directed by Nataki Garrett. The show opens on 8pm on August 23rd and 3pm August 24th. RECEPTION TO FOLLOW BOTH PERFORMANCES. Runs 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm Sundays through September 28, 2014 at the Skylight Theatre, 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027 (more...)

Diana Gabaldon's OUTLANDER Series to Debut on STARZ Cable Network, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

After a red-carpet premiere in July at the San Diego Comic-Con and other events in New York, the new Outlander TV series debuts on August 9 in the U.S.A. on the STARZ cable network. (more...)

Blofeld and Baxter Are Bowling Over to The Lyric London; MEMORIES OF TEST MATCH SPECIAL Tour Dates Added
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Following a critically acclaimed tour this Spring, Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter have added some extra dates to their tour and would like to cordially invite you to join them on a trip down memory lane to discover fascinating untold stories from the Test Match Special commentary box and beyond. (more...)

THE SOLAR PHOENIX is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The SOLAR PHOENIX: How America Can Rise from the Ashes of Solyndra to World Leadership in Solar 2.0, a new book by Silicon Valley technology pioneer and solar entrepreneur Brad Mattson, offers a detailed roadmap of how solar will lead us to the new energy economy and outlines how the United States can beat manufacturing juggernauts like China by using advanced solar manufacturing technology developed here in the United States. (more...)

'2045' by G.A. Mohr is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Melbourne, Australia (more...)

Sigourney Weaver to Join Liam Neeson in A MONSTER CALLS
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sigourney Weaver has signed on to join Liam Neeson and rising star Felicity Jones in Juan Antonio Bayona's film adaptation of Patrick Ness' children's A MONSTER CALLS. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: ALBA - A NEW SCOTTISH MUSICAL, theSpace@Surgeons Hall, August 16th 2014
by Amy Hanson - Aug 17, 2014

A Stirling lad turned city trader returns home from London on the death of his father and embarks on a voyage of personal discovery in this new Scottish musical. (more...)

SCERA to Host 9th Annual DANCING UNDER THE STARS, 8/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

If audiences feel a rumble coming from the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre stage Aug. 22 and 23, it might be because one of the rising stars in Los Angeles will headline an evening of 'Dancing Under the Stars' and bring a distinctive brand of fusion that has made him an in-demand choreography across the country. (more...)

BWW Recaps: TEEN WOLF Eternal Sunshine of the Scott-less Mind
by Jennifer McHugh - Aug 12, 2014

After last week's 'filler' episode, we are jumping right back into action in Beacon Hills this week. Picking up from the traumatizing PSAT's and the chemistry teacher's attempted assassinations (I never liked science class), Stiles was abandoned by Malia who discovered everyone knew Peter was her Dad, except Malia. But this week had bigger bombshells to drop...like the identity of The BENEFACTOR...I think? And if so, I couldn't have been more wrong about who i thought the Benefactor was if I tried. Who guessed it? Be honest... (more...)

UPDATE: GAME OF THRONES Actor J.J. Murphy Dies; HBO Releases Statement
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Actor J.J. Murphy, who was recently cast as Ser Denys Mallister on the hit HBO series GAME OF THRONES, has passed away just four days after filming his first scenes (more...)

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