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Scoop: CASTLE on ABC - Monday, October 13, 2014Scoop: CASTLE on ABC - Monday, October 13, 2014
by - Sep 30, 2014

Get all the scoop on CASTLE, airing on ABC on Monday, October 13, 2014! (more...)

Encompass New Opera, Treehouse Shakers and More Ste for BAM's 2014-15 PDPEncompass New Opera, Treehouse Shakers and More Ste for BAM's 2014-15 PDP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) today announced the participants of the third cycle of the BAM Professional Development Program (BAM PDP), led by BAM and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland. The companies for this session represent mixed disciplines ranging from dance to theater to opera. Chosen by a BAM-convened panel, the organizations taking part in this session are Encompass New Opera Theatre, Satellite Collective, Summation Dance, and Treehouse Shakers. As with the previous sessions, the DeVos Institute extended invitations to a group of organizations to apply for the training portion of the BAM PDP-expanding the program's reach beyond Brooklyn-based companies. These additional organizations taking part in the program areBalletNext, Beth Morrison Projects, S? Percussion, and Zvi Dance. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE NORWEGIANS - An Extremely Odd Comedy at DobamaBWW Reviews: THE NORWEGIANS - An Extremely Odd Comedy at Dobama
by Roy Berko - Oct 27, 2014

C. Denby Swanson's 'The Norwegians,' now on stage at Dobama Theatre, centers on Tor and Gus, two Minnesota Norwegians, who are hit men who offer to 'whack' individuals who have 'done others wrong.' Olive, a former Texan, has been mistreated by her boyfriend. She meets Betty, who has hired Tor and Gus in the past to rid her of an ex- boyfriend. She is out to 'do in' another guy, but, for reasons which roll out later in the story, she doesn't hire Tor and Gus to do the job. Betty shares the Norwegian Mafia's information with Olive, who hires them, and the tale is off and running. (more...)

Rehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes CastRehearsals Start Tomorrow for POCATELLO at Playwrights Horizons; Crystal Finn Completes Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Rehearsals begin tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21 for the Playwrights Horizons production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Rufus Hound Exits West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS; Alex Gaumond to Join Cast Next MonthRufus Hound Exits West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS; Alex Gaumond to Join Cast Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Rufus Hound is leaving the West End's current production of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS. Alex Gaumond will take over the role of 'Freddy Benson' on November 11 at the Savoy Theatre; in the meantime, an understudy will play the part. (more...)

New Production Photos Of West End DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELSNew Production Photos Of West End DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 11, 2014

Get a fresh look at DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS in the UK! (more...)

LOST TIES: A JOURNEY BY IMAGE is Now Available for Kindle, Nook, iPad and MoreLOST TIES: A JOURNEY BY IMAGE is Now Available for Kindle, Nook, iPad and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

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BWW Reviews: Britten's RIVER of No Return at Lincoln Center's White Light FestivalBWW Reviews: Britten's RIVER of No Return at Lincoln Center's White Light Festival
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 6, 2014

“Ideas of darkness and light, obscurity and illumination” are at the heart of the Benjamin Britten-William Plomer CURLEW RIVER. Called “a parable for church performance,” it was performed in New York at the Synod of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, as part of Lincoln Center's White Light Festival. This short but potent work is one part Japanese Noh theatre and another part English medieval mystery play, but altogether modern in its spirituality and visions of motherly love. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Announces Dates for New Season; Archives Facility Expands and MoreJacob's Pillow Announces Dates for New Season; Archives Facility Expands and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

November 20, 2014 – (Becket, MA) Following the record-breaking attendance and ticket sales of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival moves into a new season of exciting activity. The year-round international center of dance breaks ground this month on an expansion project which will triple the areas for storage and public access to its rare and extensive dance Archives. The Pillow also announces four companies that will perform at Festival 2015: the legendary modern dance ensemble Martha Graham Dance Company, launching its 90th Anniversary Season; Jessica Lang Dance in The Wanderer, created in part during a Creative Development Residency at the Pillow; New York Theatre Ballet in a family-friendly production of Cinderella; and tap superstar Michelle Dorrance, her company Dorrance Dance, and composer Toshi Reagon and her band BIGLovely in a return engagement of The Blues Project. (more...)

Promo Trailer For West End DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELSPromo Trailer For West End DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by Pat Cerasaro - May 26, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway hit DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS finally comes to the West End with stage and screen stars Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound in the leads and a new look at the show via a new promotional trailer is now available to view. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Release Video to WORK B**CHSTAGE TUBE: West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Release Video to WORK B**CH
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2014

The West End's production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels just release a video of the cast set to Britany Spears' song Work B**ch. Check below to watch! (more...)

Carmen de Lavallade Set for World Premiere of AS I REMEMBER IT at Jacob's Pillow, 6/20-22Carmen de Lavallade Set for World Premiere of AS I REMEMBER IT at Jacob's Pillow, 6/20-22
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Carmen de Lavallade's career as a dancer, choreographer, and stage and film actress spans more than six decades working with luminaries such as Lena Horne, Josephine Baker, Harry Belafonte, Alvin Ailey, and many others. She already holds the distinction of the longest Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival performing career on record, having made her Pillow debut with Lester Horton Dance Theatre in 1953 and performing at the Festival as recently as 2004 (with Paradigm), and she now extends that record by another decade. In the world premiere of her new solo show, As I Remember It, de Lavallade combines powerful movement and poignant storytelling to weave a theatrical memoir about her venerable life on stage. This exclusive engagement opens the 2014 Festival in the Doris Duke Theatre with a limited three-show run, June 20-22. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for BECKET with CHICAGO FIRE's Yuri SardarovTickets Now On Sale for BECKET with CHICAGO FIRE's Yuri Sardarov
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for the New York City return of Jean Anouilh's Becket, the 1961 Tony Award winner for Best Play. Tickets can be purchased online at Becketnyc.brownpapertickets.com. (more...)

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Extends Booking Period To  March 2015DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Extends Booking Period To March 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

The critically acclaimed UK premiere of Jerry Mitchell's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will extend its run at The Savoy Theatre and is now booking until 7 March 2015. Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound and Katherine Kingsley will continue with their celebrated performances as Lawrence Jameson, Freddy Benson and Christine Colgate throughout this new booking period. Following its hugely successful opening in April, the cast and the Producers are thrilled to be extending the production into Spring 2015. (more...)

Verizon Wireless Enhances 4G LTE Coverage in Becket, MassachusettsVerizon Wireless Enhances 4G LTE Coverage in Becket, Massachusetts
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

WHO: Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network. (more...)

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Extends Through March 7, 2015 at the SavoyDIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Extends Through March 7, 2015 at the Savoy
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS has been extended through March 7, 2015 at the Savoy Theatre in London. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound & More in West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELSPhoto Flash: First Look at Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound & More in West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which is currently playing at the Savoy Theatre, stars Olivier, Tony and BAFTA award winning Robert Lindsay (Me And My Girl, Becket, Oliver!, My Family) and Rufus Hound (One Man Two Guv'nors, Celebrity Juice,and the winner of the recent Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special) as the conmen Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson competing for the riches and the heart of the young impressionable heiress, Christine Colgate played by Katherine Kingsley (Singin' in the Rain), who was just nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Michael Grandage's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Samantha Bond (Passion Play, Amy's View, Downton Abbey, James Bond Outnumbered) plays Muriel Eubanks, a glamorous divorcee looking for love in Beaumont-sur-Mer on the French Riviera and John Marquez (Privates On Parade, The Taming of the Shrew, Doc Martin) plays Andre Thibault, Beaumont-sur-Mer's Chief of Police. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Furlanetto Part 2: The Russian SoulBWW Interviews: Furlanetto Part 2: The Russian Soul
by Erica Miner - Mar 31, 2014

In a continuation of our extraordinary conversation, Maestro Ferruccio Furlanetto reveals insights on performing the astonishing Russian basso repertoire - in Russia. (more...)

Arvada Center to Present 'SAMUEL BECKET & CLYFFORD STILL' on 4/14Arvada Center to Present 'SAMUEL BECKET & CLYFFORD STILL' on 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will present Samuel Beckett & Clyfford Still: Uncommon Perspectives in the Late 1950s, a talk and live reading of Beckett's radio play Embers on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theater. The evening is presented in partnership with the Clyfford Still Museum in support of its exhibition 1959: The Albright-Knox Art Gallery Exhibition Recreated. Tickets are $10 - $15. To purchase call, the Arvada Center Box Office at 720-898-7200 (tickets are not for sale online). (more...)

Elizabeth Chanter Releases Victorian Romance NovelElizabeth Chanter Releases Victorian Romance Novel
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

In 'The House on Becket Lane' (published by iUniverse), Elizabeth Chanter's 2011 Victorian romance novel which is getting a revived marketing push in 2013, Lord Dashell Lonsdale, one of London's most eligible bachelors, faces an increasingly obvious fact: his family's fortune is not as secure as he believes. (more...)

Behind The Scenes Of West End DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELSBehind The Scenes Of West End DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 13, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway hit DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS comes to the West End later this month with stage and screen stars Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound in the leads and a new behind the scenes featurette detailing the set construction is now available to view. (more...)

Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20. (more...)

Trey McIntyre Project to Perform Last Work as a Full-Time Dance Company at Harris Theater, 4/3Trey McIntyre Project to Perform Last Work as a Full-Time Dance Company at Harris Theater, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

In one of its final performances as a full-time dance company, the Boise-based Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) will present the Harris Theater-commissioned Chicago premiere of The Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction. The performance on Thursday, April 3 at 7:30PM will include live musical accompaniment from the young stars of the Music Institute of Chicago. This exciting work, organized and led by the Harris Theater, pairs one of the city's finest cultural institutions with one of the country's foremost contemporary dance ensembles. The commission centers on the Theater's mission to collaborate with, and present, Chicago's midsize and emerging arts organizations in innovative ways. (more...)

The Pillow Presents Exclusive UNREAL HIP-HOP, 6/25-29The Pillow Presents Exclusive UNREAL HIP-HOP, 6/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2014

Jacob's Pillow Executive and Artistic Director Ella Baff brings together some of today's most innovative hip-hop dancemakers for a new, Pillow-exclusive production. Unreal Hip-Hop features the diverse styles of Brooklyn-based crew Decadancetheatre, b-girl Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie, freestyle and pop 'n' lock duo The Wondertwins, plus the musical stylings of DJ Boo. These artists can only be seen together at the Pillow, June 25-29 in the Doris Duke Theatre. (more...)

Trey McIntyre Project to Make Final Appearance as Fulltime Dance Ensemble at Jacob's Pillow, 6/25-29Trey McIntyre Project to Make Final Appearance as Fulltime Dance Ensemble at Jacob's Pillow, 6/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

A bold company with a strong Jacob's Pillow history including five engagements since 2005, Trey McIntyre Project will make its final appearance as a fulltime dance ensemble June 25-29 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Called "engaging and provocative" by Karen Campbell of The Boston Globe, Trey McIntyre's dances overflow with fresh intelligence, unabashed physicality, and spirit. TMP's Festival 2014 program features The Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction, a new work inspired by the surreal art and writings of Edward Gorey, and the East Coast premiere of Mercury Half-Life, set entirely to the music of legendary rock band Queen. (more...)

My Brightest Diamond's Premieres Single, New Album Out 9/16My Brightest Diamond's Premieres Single, New Album Out 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

The new album from acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician My Brightest Diamond (aka Shara Worden) will be released September 16 on Asthmatic Kitty Records (pre-order). (more...)

BWW Reviews: CARMEN DE LAVALLADE Doesn't Rest at JACOBS PILLOWBWW Reviews: CARMEN DE LAVALLADE Doesn't Rest at JACOBS PILLOW
by Ryan Kilpatrick - Jun 26, 2014

There is a powerful vibration that pierces all of your senses as you explore the grounds of Jacobs Pillow. Tucked away in the Berkshires of Becket, Massachusetts, the location is as scenic as it is sacred. (more...)

Christopher Plummer Says He Wants to Bring A WORD OR TWO to New YorkChristopher Plummer Says He Wants to Bring A WORD OR TWO to New York
by Jillian Gaier - Jun 23, 2014

Christopher Plummer, the Canadian actor who is most widely known for playing Captain Von Trapp in the movie version of The Sound of Music, told MetroFocus about his intention of bringing his self-assembled one-man show, A Word or Two, to New York in the near future. (more...)

GOTTA DANCE! Exhibit at Jacob's Pillow Celebrates Vintage Movie Poster Art, Summer 2014GOTTA DANCE! Exhibit at Jacob's Pillow Celebrates Vintage Movie Poster Art, Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

The art of the dance movie poster is celebrated at Jacob's Pillow this summer with GOTTA DANCE!, an extraordinary exhibit of vintage posters from throughout the world. The posters, which feature stars such as Gene Kelly, Rita Hayworth, Cyd Charisse, Eleanor Powell, and Astaire & Rogers, were selected from the personal collection of one of the genre's foremost experts, award-winning campaign designer and producer Mike Kaplan. GOTTA DANCE! includes a special six-poster salute to Marge and Gower Champion on the occasion of Marge Champion's 95th birthday. (more...)

Dance Theatre of Harlem Returns to Jacob's Pillow, 7/9-13Dance Theatre of Harlem Returns to Jacob's Pillow, 7/9-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Following a successful opening week of Festival 2013, Dance Theatre of Harlem returns with an all-new program. DTH gave its first professional performance at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in 1970; since that date, DTH and the Pillow have enjoyed a longstanding and fruitful artistic relationship. The company, led by Artistic Director Virginia Johnson, performs Donald Byrd's smooth yet power-packed contemporary ballet Contested Space, which features a plethora of solos and duets. past-carry-forward, created for DTH by Tanya Wideman-Davis and Thaddeus Davis, conveys the spirit and significance of the Harlem Renaissance. The cornerstone of this dynamic evening is the late choreographer Ulysses Dove's moving, elegiac ballet Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven, danced to "Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten" by Arvo Part. The company appears in a special seven-show engagement in the Ted Shawn Theatre at Jacob's Pillow, July 9-13. (more...)

Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group at Jacob's Pillow, 7/9-13Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group at Jacob's Pillow, 7/9-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

With an array of ideas and images at its source, Reggie Wilson's Moses(es) takes audiences on a captivating journey in six performances at Jacob's Pillow, July 9-13. Wilson's precise, energetic fusion of modern and African dance is remarkable; Brian Seibert of The New York Times comments, “The dance vocabulary is rich: wide squats, jumps that spin and kick, Egyptian poses, arms rippling like bulrushes, heavy steps.” The choreography is married to a diverse score including music by Louis Armstrong, The Klezmatics, Amahlokohloko, Ngqoko Women's Ensemble, MaZarher, Aly-Us, Tiger, Bi Kidude, Southern Sons, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and traditional African-American spirituals “Wade In the Water” and “Eli, Eli (Somebody Call Eli)” sung live by the artists of Fist & Heel Performance Group. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Presents Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 7/2-6Jacob's Pillow Presents Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 7/2-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

Popular contemporary company Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for the first time since 2010, bringing a sensational mixed-bill program. Directed by Glenn Edgerton, the 18-member company performs the dramatic Mediterranean-inspired Gnawa, choreographed by Nacho Duato, and Ji?í Kylián's vivid Falling Angels, a stark all-female work danced to “Drumming” by contemporary composer Steve Reich. The company's performance of Falling Angels earlier this year was called “a gorgeous combination of energetic and hypnotic, a celebration of what the body can do” by Lauren Whalen of Chicago Theater Beat. Hubbard Street Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo's latest work for the company, The Impossible, is a bold and theatrical work centered around themes of memory, mortality, and the human spirit. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Presents BLEU!, a Family Friendly Dance-Theatre Show from Italy,7/2-6Jacob's Pillow Presents BLEU!, a Family Friendly Dance-Theatre Show from Italy,7/2-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

From Italy, the innovative dance-theatre group Compagnia TPO travels to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival to present Bleu!, a wondrous interactive production that will delight children, parents, and the young at heart. Directed by David Venturini and Francesco Gandi, TPO invites audiences to a journey under the sea with this spectacle of light, animation, and movement. Through immersive technology and imaginative set design, Bleu! brings viewers into a mythical world of sea creatures and ancient legends. Audiences of all ages are welcomed onstage to engage with the dancers and the responsive set, or they can choose to sit back and enjoy the adventure. Bleu! is presented in an expanded ten-show engagement in the Doris Duke Theatre from July 2-6, with $10 youth ticket pricing available for all performances. (more...)

Daniel Ulbricht/BALLET 2014 to Present Dancers at JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL, 7/16-20Daniel Ulbricht/BALLET 2014 to Present Dancers at JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL, 7/16-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Daniel Ulbricht/BALLET 2014 offers an exclusive opportunity for audiences to experience some of today's most remarkable ballet dancers in the intimate Ted Shawn Theatre at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, July 16-20. New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Daniel Ulbricht directs and performs with a select ensemble of top stars including Tyler Angle, Craig Hall, Robert Fairchild, Russell Janzen, Emily Kikta, Rebecca Krohn, Tiler Peck, Georgina Pazcoguin, and Teresa Reichlen. The program is equally impressive, including Christopher Wheeldon's Liturgy, danced to Arvo Pärt's ”Fratres;” Two Hearts, a collaboration between Benjamin Millepied and composer Nico Muhly; Furiant, created by NYCB Soloist Justin Peck; Sunshine, a solo for Ulbricht by Larry Keigwin; the world premiere of Opus 19. Andante, a duet by critically acclaimed young choreographer Emery LeCrone; and the classic Fancy Free, the first ballet created by Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein in 1944, which subsequently inspired the full-length musical On the Town. Cast subject to change. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Opens Box Office for the 2014-2015 SeasonPacific Northwest Ballet Opens Box Office for the 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet opens its Box Office for 2014-2015 ticket sales on Monday, July 21. As is its tradition, PNB is offering a special money-saving deal for early-bird ticket-buyers, to celebrate the company's 42nd season: Pay no service fees on tickets purchased thru July 31.* Tickets (as well as money-saving subscriptions) may be purchased either by phone (206.441.2424), online (PNB.org) or in person at the PNB Box Office, 301 Mercer Street at Seattle Center. (more...)

My Brightest Diamond's New EP 'None More Than You' Out TodayMy Brightest Diamond's New EP 'None More Than You' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

My Brightest Diamond's new EP, None More Than You, is out today on Asthmatic Kitty Records and can now be heard in full exclusively at Consequence of Sound. (more...)

Melissa Leo Stars in Critically Acclaimed Indie BOTTLED UP, Out TodayMelissa Leo Stars in Critically Acclaimed Indie BOTTLED UP, Out Today
by Movies News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Freestyle Digital Media (FDM) and Freestyle Releasing announce today that they have acquired the film, and set today, February 28th as the release date for BOTTLED UP (more...)

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Will Close in March 2015DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Will Close in March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The critically acclaimed UK premiere of Jerry Mitchell's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will end its run at The Savoy Theatre on 7 March 2015, according to The Stage. Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound and Katherine Kingsley will continue with their celebrated performances as Lawrence Jameson, Freddy Benson and Christine Colgate throughout the rest of the show's run. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Richard Burton RemembranceTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Richard Burton Remembrance
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 7, 2014

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the death of world renowned stage and screen star Richard Burton and today we celebrate his lasting legacy in honor of it. (more...)

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for 82nd Season Finale, 8/20-24Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for 82nd Season Finale, 8/20-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB), one of the country's leading contemporary ballet companies, returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for the 82nd season finale. (more...)

BWW Reviews: POL POT Is a Precocious PuzzleboxBWW Reviews: POL POT Is a Precocious Puzzlebox
by Alan Katz - Aug 12, 2014

As the strange and sharp-turning story unfolds, it becomes clear that there are eerie similarities between the regime of the genocidal dictator and the living arrangements of these six men. They are a group of urban creatures who have moved out into the country to live a self-sufficient life. They live in a supposedly egalitarian commune that actually has strong class-based divides. And all isn't as it seems to be. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance to Present 2014 Summer Series, 6/5-8; Live Simulcast Set for Millennium Park, 6/6Hubbard Street Dance to Present 2014 Summer Series, 6/5-8; Live Simulcast Set for Millennium Park, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, presents its Summer Series program June 5-8, 2014 featuring the 13th world premiere for the company by Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, with costumes by Branimira Ivanova, 'Jeff' Award-winning designer of numerous Hubbard Street premieres; and lighting by Michael Korsch, designer for both of Cerrudo's acclaimed works for Hubbard Street's main company in 2012: Little mortal jump and One Thousand Pieces. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Presents Its SUMMER SERIES Program, 6/5-8Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Presents Its SUMMER SERIES Program, 6/5-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, presents its Summer Series program June 5-8, 2014 featuring the 13th world premiere for the company by Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, with costumes by Branimira Ivanova, "Jeff" Award-winning designer of numerous Hubbard Street premieres; and lighting by Michael Korsch, designer for both of Cerrudo's acclaimed works for Hubbard Street's main company in 2012: Little mortal jump and One Thousand Pieces. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago Laureates Set for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival this SummerMusic Institute of Chicago Laureates Set for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

This summer the Music Institute of Chicago's prestigious Trio Solaris, comprised of the Institute's top Fellow Laureates, will travel to the internationally renowned Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Massachusetts, to perform live alongside Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) in The Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction, a Harris Theater-commissioned work. Trey McIntyre Project will present its final six performances at Jacob's Pillow, June 25-June 29, in a program that will include The Vinegar Works and Mercury Half-Life, a ballet set entirely to the music of rock band Queen. Thanks to the generous support of a Harris Theater benefactor, all travel-related costs for the members of Trio Solaris will be covered during the trip. (more...)

Christopher Plummer to Star in New Thriller REMEMBERChristopher Plummer to Star in New Thriller REMEMBER
by Movies News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Variety reports that theater veteran Christopher Plummer has joined the cast of Atom Egoyan's upcoming thriller REMEMBER. (more...)

Trey McIntyre Project Performs Last Work as a Full-Time Dance Company at Harris Theater TonightTrey McIntyre Project Performs Last Work as a Full-Time Dance Company at Harris Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

In one of its final performances as a full-time dance company, the Boise-based Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) will present the Harris Theater-commissioned Chicago premiere of The Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction. The performance tonight, April 3 at 7:30PM will include live musical accompaniment from the young stars of the Music Institute of Chicago. This exciting work, organized and led by the Harris Theater, pairs one of the city's finest cultural institutions with one of the country's foremost contemporary dance ensembles. The commission centers on the Theater's mission to collaborate with, and present, Chicago's midsize and emerging arts organizations in innovative ways. (more...)

Photo Flash: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Celebrates West End Opening at Savoy TheatrePhoto Flash: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Celebrates West End Opening at Savoy Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Jerry Mitchell's production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, opened at the Savoy Theatre 2 April 2014. It stars Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound, Katherine Kingsley, and Samantha Bond. Check below for photos from the press night! (more...)

CHICAGO FIRE's Yuri Sardarov to Lead BECKET at Gene Frankel Theatre, 6/18-28CHICAGO FIRE's Yuri Sardarov to Lead BECKET at Gene Frankel Theatre, 6/18-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Producers Will DeCamp and Alex Rapson announced today the New York City return of Jean Anouilh's Becket, the 1961 Tony Award winner for Best Play. Becket will star Yuri Sardarov of NBC's Chicago Fire and Pomme Koch with direction by Neal Kelley - all three, along with the producers, graduates of the University of Michigan. (more...)

First Performance Clip Of West End DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELSFirst Performance Clip Of West End DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 2, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway hit DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS comes to the West End later this month with stage and screen stars Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound in the leads and a new behind the scenes featurette detailing the set construction is now available to view. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago Laureates to Perform at Jacob's Pillow, 6/25-29Music Institute of Chicago Laureates to Perform at Jacob's Pillow, 6/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

This summer the Music Institute of Chicago's prestigious Trio Solaris, comprised of the Institute's top Fellow Laureates, will travel to the internationally renowned Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Massachusetts, to perform live alongside Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) in The Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction, a Harris Theater-commissioned work. Trey McIntyre Project will present its final six performances at Jacob's Pillow, June 25-June 29, in a program that will include The Vinegar Works and Mercury Half-Life, a ballet set entirely to the music of rock band Queen Thanks to the generous support of a Harris Theater benefactor, all travel-related costs for the members of Trio Solaris will be covered during the trip. (more...)

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