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VIDEO: New Clip for Dame Judi Dench-Led PHILOMENA
by Movies News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

PHILOMENA, starring Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, will premiere In Competition at Venice Film Festival and will be a Special Presentation at Toronto International Film Festival. Check out a new clip from the film below! (more...)

Texas Performing Arts Presents Menahem Pressler with the Miró Quartet, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

Legendary pianist Menahem Pressler joins the world-renowned Miro Quartet for an exceptional evening of chamber music on Oct. 18 at 8pm. (more...)

Charles J. Fourie's THE PARROT WOMAN Sees Revival at The Rosebank Theatre, Now thru Sept 29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

The critically acclaimed play THE PARROT WOMAN written by Charles J. Fourie returns to the stage at The Rosebank Theatre in Cape Town after more than two decades since its first performances at the Market theatre in the early nineties. (more...)

New York City Opera and BAM Present U.S. Premiere of ANNA NICOLE Opera Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

New York City Opera's 2013-14 season and BAM's 2013 Next Wave Festival begin with the U.S. premiere of Anna Nicole, an opera by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas based on the flamboyant life and tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith. This highly anticipated co-production includes seven performances at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, tonight, September 17 and September 19, 21, 24, 25, 27, and 28 at 7:30pm. (more...)

New York City Opera and BAM Begin U.S. Premiere of ANNA NICOLE Opera Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

New York City Opera's 2013-14 season and BAM's 2013 Next Wave Festival begin today, Sept. 17, with the U.S. premiere of Anna Nicole, an opera by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas based on the flamboyant life and tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith. This highly anticipated co-production includes seven performances at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, on September 17, 19, 21, 24, 25, 27, and 28 at 7:30pm. Individual tickets are on sale at BAM.org or through BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100. (more...)

Tim Rice Reflects On Writing ALADDIN & Looks Ahead To Broadway; Plus, THE LION KING
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 18, 2013

Multi-award-winning lyricist Sir Tim Rice opens up about his impossibly impressive assortment of credits in a new interview done in promotion of his newest theatrical venture, the currently previewing West End page-to-stage adaptation of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, including some particularly fascinating insights into his process in composing the lyrics for the Disney blockbusters ALADDIN and THE LION KING. (more...)

Texas Performing Arts Presents Menahem Pressler with the Miró Quartet Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

Legendary pianist Menahem Pressler joins the world-renowned Miro Quartet for an exceptional evening of chamber music tonight, Oct. 18 at 8pm. (more...)

World's Longest Hitter Colsaerts Bids to Reverse Royal Trophy Outcome
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

HONG KONG, CHINA(Marketwired - Oct 9, 2013) - Nicolas Colsaerts will be back in action at the Royal Trophy in December, eager to erase the disappointment of Europe's heart-breaking play-off defeat in last year's thrilling encounter. (more...)

Marc Platt Continues His Evolution of Folk Music with Release of "Brand New Day"
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Following hot on the heels of his last two well received albums, "Bitter Sweet" (2011) and "Blue Collar" (2012), long-time Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Marc Platt continues his exploration of contemporary folk music with his latest, "Brand New Day." (more...)

PARROT WOMAN Comes to Masque Theatre, November 18-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2013

The highly acclaimed play THE PARROT WOMAN by award-winning playwright and director Charles J. Fourie will be staged at The Masque Theatre in Muizenberg for a short season following its recent Cape Town run. The production features Leonard Moss and Adri van der Hoven in the roles of a British soldier, and a Boer woman who is held captive for the shocking murders of her husband and children. Set against the backdrop of the Anglo-Boer War of the previous century the Bitter Sweet love story has seen over fifteen different productions with various actors over the years and was last staged in London and in Oxford. (more...)

Maxine A. Goldblum Releases 'Missing Murray'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

In 'Missing Murray' (published by iUniverse), author Maxine A. Goldblum's new biography, readers are invited to look through the chapters of Goldblum's life with Murray. (more...)

James Rebhorn: Over a Decade with Roundabout
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Nov 12, 2013

It is not difficult to see why The New York Times classifies James Rebhorn as a 'New York theatre stalwart.' His remarkably prolific career spans over thirty years across stage and screen. He can currently be seen on the Emmy Award-winning televisions series 'Homeland' portraying Frank Mathison. Recently, Rebhorn returned to the Roundabout stage for his fifth production, Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, marking more than a decade-long relationship with Roundabout Theatre Company. (more...)

REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY Plays Factory Studio Theatre, 12/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

Rob van Meenen's bold and original new play Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) hits the Toronto stage this December starring one of the most exciting and surprising ensembles of the year. The production will begin with a preview performanceDecember 5 for a strictly limited engagement of 12 shows at the Factory Studio Theatre through December 15, 2013. The official press opening is Saturday, December 7 at 8 pm. (more...)

THE PRIVATE EAR and THE PUBLIC EYE Receive 50-Year Revival, August 29
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

THE PRIVATE EAR and THE PUBLIC EYE, by the acclaimed and multi-award winning British playwright Sir Peter Shaffer, will have their first major revival in 50 years, when they begin a nationwide tour from 29 August 2013, with a national press night at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on Friday 6 September. (more...)

Kim Richey Confirms Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

Critically acclaimed Nashville-based singer-songwriter Kim Richey will embark on the first leg of her U.S. tour in support of her seventh album, Thorn In My Heart, beginning March 22 in Chicago. With stops scheduled for Cleveland, Philadelphia, New York City, Cambridge, Nashville and Birmingham, more dates are to follow throughout the year. (more...)

New York City Opera Announces 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

New York City Opera Announces 2013-14 Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Vital Theatre's PEACE, LOVE, AND CUPCAKES THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The award-winning Vital Theatre Company's World Premiere of PEACE, LOVE, AND CUPCAKES THE MUSICAL with Book, Music and Lyrics by Rick Hip-Flores, directed by Jennifer Curfman and based on the popular chapter book, PEACE, LOVE, AND CUPCAKES: THE CUPCAKE CLUB written by Sheryl Berk and her 11-year-old daughter Carrie Berk. continues through April 26th, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Season Finale of CMT's PARTY DOWN SOUTH to Air 3/20
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

The party comes to an end with a bittersweet farewell as season one of CMT's highest-rated series ever, “PARTY DOWN SOUTH” comes to close with an all-new episode. (more...)

Taylor-Rowan & Hughes Showcase New Musical KANDY KOTTAGE at Landor Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2013

Exciting musical theatre writing duo Taylor-Rown & Hughes are set to showcase their brand new piece 'Kandy Kottage' tonight, 14th March at The Landor as part of 'From Page to Stage'. (more...)

Cathy Tyson to Return the Stage in SNAKES AND LADDERS UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Following a break of six years, Band of Gold star Cathy Tyson returns to the stage this Spring in Sarah Naomi Lee's Bitter Sweet black hair salon drama Snakes and Ladders. The Liverpudlian, who shot to fame starring alongside Bob Hoskins in the 1986 feature film Mona Lisa, put her successful acting career on hold a four years ago to take on the very different role as a mature English student at Brunel University. She now takes the role of Amma in the spring tour of Lee's affectionate family tale about three mixed race sisters and their relationship with their hair. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 6/30/2013
by BWW - Jun 30, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/30/2013 for San Diego (more...)

Lynn Craig, Christopher de Angelis & More to Star in PIRATES OF FINANCE at NYMF; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

The 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and Pirates Musical LLC present The Pirates of Finance a world premiere musical comedy written by Charles Veley with music by Sir Arthur Sullivan. Gary Slavin directs a cast of twelve including Lynn Craig*, Christopher de Angelis*, Preston Ellis*, Amber Nicole Guest*, Alex Krasser*, Janice Landry*, Heather Lundstedt, Carter Lynch*, David Macaluso*, Sydney Ransom, Deborah Jean Templin*, and Jacob Thompson*. (more...)

This Season of FROM PAGE TO STAGE Features West End Performers, Including Jon Robyns, Niamh Perry, & Kim Criswell,
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Aria Entertainment is delighted to announce first casting today for the second annual From Page To Stage Festival, a season of new musical theatre at the Landor Theatre from Monday 10 February to Sunday 9 March 2014. Full casting is now confirmed for the Season's three showcase readings of Merman's Apprentice, Claus The Musical and The Return of the Soldier, as well as the repertory cast for three Showcase Nights of musicals in development. Final casting for the two Headline Musicals Before The Night Is Through and The Mistress Cycle will be announced next week. (more...)

59E59 Theaters Presents OPPORTUNITY MAKES THE THIEF, 2/22 - 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

59E59 Theaters is thrilled to announce that the Little Opera Theatre of NY returns with Rossini's comic opera OPPORTUNITY MAKES THE THIEF (L'OCCASIONE FA IL LADRO OSSIA IL CAMBIO DELLA VALIGIA). (more...)

Vital Theatre Company to Present PEACE, LOVE, AND CUPCAKES THE MUSICAL, 3/15-4/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

The award-winning Vital Theatre Company has announce the World Premiere of PEACE, LOVE, AND CUPCAKES THE MUSICAL with Book, Music and Lyrics by Rick Hip-Flores, directed by Jennifer Curfman and based on the popular chapter book, PEACE, LOVE, AND CUPCAKES: THE CUPCAKE CLUB written by Sheryl Berk and her 11-year-old daughter Carrie Berk. The production opens at Vital Theatre on 76th Street on Saturday, March 15th at 7:00 pm. Performances continue Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm through April 27th, 2014. All tickets are $30.00. For tickets and information, please visit vitaltheatre.org, peaceloveandcupcakesthemusical.com or call (212) 579-0528. Vital Theatre is located at 2162 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY (at West 76th Street and Broadway) on Manhattan's Upper West Side. (more...)

'Cupcakes by the Sea' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

It is a well known fact that romanticism tinged with a melancholic feel is a constant aspect of Irish stories. Indeed Irish mythology is filled to the brim with tragic heroes and heroines who are pitted against the bitterness of destiny. Irish stories bring out a romanticism and emotion that remains unmatched throughout the world, with examples such as the poignant and tragic love story of Deirdre and Naosie. Author Kathleen Quinn is of Irish descent and gives credence to this proud literary tradition through her new picture book, 'Cupcakes by the Sea'. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, John Glover Star in LOVE, NOEL at Lovelace Studio Theater, 2/14-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

The Wallis has announced that Tony nominee Judy Kuhn (She Loves Me, Chess and Les Miserables) and Tony winner and five-time Emmy nominee John Glover (Love! Valour! Compassion!, 'Smallville') will star in Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward, devised and written by Coward authority Barry Day, and directed by Jeanie Hackett, who over saw The Antaeus Theatre production of Noel Coward's Tonight at 8:30 and the three-year development of the Antaeus production of Coward's Peace in Our Time. The musical direction and piano accompaniment is by David O. Due to popular demand, additional performances have been added and Love, Noel will now be performed February 14 through 23 in the Lovelace Studio Theater. (more...)

Taylor-Rowan & Hughes to Showcase New Musical KANDY KOTTAGE at Landor Theatre, March 14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2013

Exciting musical theatre writing duo Taylor-Rowan & Hughes are set to showcase their brand new piece 'Kandy Kottage' on 14th March at The Landor as part of 'From Page to Stage' (more...)

THE GOOD NEWS, THE PROGNOSIS and PEEP SHOW Set for BPF's New Play Reading Marathon Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2013

The Baltimore Playwrights Festival continues its Thirty-Second Season with a play-reading marathon today, February 23, 2013, at The Vagabond Players, 806 S. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231 (www.vagabondplayers.com). Starting at 11:30 a.m., plays to be read are The Good News, by Matthew Buckley Smith, directed by Kwame Bey, followed at 2:00 p.m. by The Prognosis, by Patrick J. McGeever, directed by Steve Goldklang, and at 3:00 by Peep Show, by Ivan Taub, directed by Rodney Bonds. After each reading there will be a discussion of the script with the playwright, director and actors. The event is free, and the general public is encouraged to attend. (more...)

59E59 Theaters Presents OPPORTUNITY MAKES THE THIEF, Now thru 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

59E59 Theaters welcomes the Little Opera Theatre of NY in its return with Rossini's comic opera OPPORTUNITY MAKES THE THIEF (L'OCCASIONE FA IL LADRO OSSIA IL CAMBIO DELLA VALIGIA), directed by Philip Shneidman and conducted by James Bagwell. (more...)

New York City Opera to Open Spring 2013 Season with POWDER HER FACE, 2/15-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

New York City Opera opens its spring 2013 season with a new production of Powder Her Face (1995), composed by Thomas Adès (b.1971) to a libretto by Philip Hensher (b. 1965). (more...)

THE GOOD NEWS, THE PROGNOSIS and PEEP SHOW Set for BPF's New Play Reading Marathon, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2013

The Baltimore Playwrights Festival continues its Thirty-Second Season with a play-reading marathon on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at The Vagabond Players, 806 S. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231 (www.vagabondplayers.com). Starting at 11:30 a.m., plays to be read are The Good News, by Matthew Buckley Smith, directed by Kwame Bey, followed at 2:00 p.m. by The Prognosis, by Patrick J. McGeever, directed by Steve Goldklang, and at 3:00 by Peep Show, by Ivan Taub, directed by Rodney Bonds. After each reading there will be a discussion of the script with the playwright, director and actors. The event is free, and the general public is encouraged to attend. (more...)

Lagers Lead with Beer Drinkers, According to New Survey from Anheuser-Busch
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ This National Lager Day, Dec. 10, Anheuser-Busch will raise a toast to America's most preferred style of beer, and for good reason. With ever-increasing interest in beers and brewing, adults still say that lager is their favorite type of beer, according to a new survey conducted by the brewer and KRC Research. (more...)

Bookworks presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Today's issue focuses on cookbooks--a genre that we at the Shelf love more than most things (except chocolate). Consider Cowgirl Creamery Cooks by Sue Conley and Peggy Smith (Chronicle Books, $35), cofounders of the famous Point Reyes Station artisanal creamery. From their buttery classic grilled cheese sandwich to Lemon-Ginger Crème Fraîche Granita to Tomato Watermelon Panzanella Salad with Feta, you'll be inspired to increase your dairy consumption. (more...)

FROM PAGE TO STAGE Festival Announces Line-Ups!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and Robert McWhir of The Landor Theatre are delighted to announce the full programme of work for the second annual From Page To Stage Festival, a season of new musical theatre at the Landor Theatre from Monday 10 February to Sunday 9 March 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - MTV's TEEN MOM 2 Returns for Fifth Season
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

MTV's groundbreaking docu-series, “Teen Mom 2” returns for its highly anticipated fifth season which follows Chelsea, Jenelle, Kailyn and Leah as they grapple with dramatic new situations that will impact their lives in the most profound and emotional ways. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Dame Judi Dench Stars in PHILOMENA
by Movies News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

PHILOMENA, starring Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, will premiere In Competition at Venice Film Festival and will be a Special Presentation at Toronto International Film Festival. Get a first look below! (more...)

New York City Opera and BAM Present U.S. Premiere of ANNA NICOLE Opera, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2013

New York City Opera's 2013-14 season and BAM's 2013 Next Wave Festival begin with the U.S. premiere of Anna Nicole, an opera by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas based on the flamboyant life and tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith. This highly anticipated co-production includes seven performances at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, on September 17, 19, 21, 24, 25, 27, and 28 at 7:30pm. Individual tickets are on sale August 12 (August 5 for Friends of BAM) at BAM.org or through BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100. (more...)

Charles J. Fourie's THE PARROT WOMAN Sees Revival at The Rosebank Theatre, Sept 18-29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2013

The critically acclaimed play THE PARROT WOMAN written by Charles J. Fourie returns to the stage at The Rosebank Theatre in Cape Town after more than two decades since its first performances at the Market theatre in the early nineties. (more...)

THE PRIVATE EAR & THE PUBLIC EYE Receives 50-Year Revival, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

THE PRIVATE EAR and THE PUBLIC EYE, by the acclaimed and multi-award winning British playwright Sir Peter Shaffer, will have their first major revival in 50 years, when they begin a nationwide tour from tonight, 29 August 2013, with a national press night at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on Friday 6 September. (more...)

Scoop: SHAKE IT UP on DISNEY CHANNEL - Today, August 25, 2013
by TV Scoop - Aug 25, 2013

Get all the scoop on SHAKE IT UP, airing on DISNEY CHANNEL today, August 25, 2013! (more...)

Scoop: SHAKE IT UP on DISNEY CHANNEL - Sunday, August 25, 2013
by TV Scoop - Aug 2, 2013

Get all the scoop on SHAKE IT UP, airing on DISNEY CHANNEL on Sunday, August 25, 2013! (more...)

Disney Channel, Disney Junior Announce August Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2013

Disney Channel, Disney Junior Announce August Programming Highlights (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, Opens Sept 30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2013

Tickets go on sale today for the world premiere of new stage musical From Here to Eternity. The show will preview at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 30th September with Press Night on 23rd October 2013. Tickets can be bought from FromHereToEternityTheMusical.com or by calling box office on 020 7379 5399. (more...)

Maeve Omstead-Johnston Rereleases A GIFT OF LOVE Special Edition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2013

Maeve Omstead-Johnston has that special 'something' that won't allow you to put her books down. She's the author of the recently re-released A Gift of Love, a novel first published in 2006 and which, due to high reader demand, has recently returned to the bookshelves. This renewed book includes the Sequel to the original release. (more...)

2013 Tony Nominations - The Nominees React!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 30, 2013

The Tony Award Nominations were just announced and we'll be doing analysis, nominee reactions, behind the scenes coverage and all sorts of other excitement ALL day. (more...)

2013 Tony Reactions: Victoria Clark Celebrated at the Dentist!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

Victoria Clark, nominated for BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL for CINDERELLA (more...)

Shana & The Hooligans' First Track 'Get Gone' Premieres on Vibe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Sultry Shana Halligan, vocalist on Thievery Corporation's new single, “Depth of My Soul”, is ready to drop a new track of her own, a song called “Get Gone” recorded with producer Chuck Wild under the moniker Shana & The Hooligans. (more...)

Cathy Tyson Stars in Plenty Productions' Tour of SNAKES AND LADDERS, Now thru May 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Band of Gold star Cathy Tyson returns to the stage this Spring in Sarah Naomi Lee's Bitter Sweet black hair salon drama Snakes and Ladders. The Liverpudlian, who shot to fame starring alongside Bob Hoskins in the 1986 feature film Mona Lisa, recently took a short interval out of her acting career to take on the very different role as a mature English student at Brunel University. She now takes the role of Amma in the spring tour of Lee's affectionate family tale about three mixed race sisters and their relationship with their hair. (more...)

Cathy Tyson Returns the Stage in SNAKES AND LADDERS UK Tour, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Following a break of six years, Band of Gold star Cathy Tyson returns to the stage this Spring in Sarah Naomi Lee's Bitter Sweet black hair salon drama Snakes and Ladders. The Liverpudlian, who shot to fame starring alongside Bob Hoskins in the 1986 feature film Mona Lisa, put her successful acting career on hold a four years ago to take on the very different role as a mature English student at Brunel University. She now takes the role of Amma in the spring tour of Lee's affectionate family tale about three mixed race sisters and their relationship with their hair. (more...)

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