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44th Street Theatre (New York, NY)
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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...)

BWW Reviews: THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION Offers Saucy and Serious Wit
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - May 4, 2014

Portland Stage closes its 2013-2014 season with a sharp production of Evan Smith's saucy, yet serious comedy, The Savannah Disputation, as play which examines the foibles of faith and the thorny issues of religious dogma. Smith's 2009 play, set in his native Savannah, recounts the story of two aging sisters, Mary and Margaret, whose devout Catholicism is challenged by the visit of a fundamentalist missionary, Melissa. Engaged in a dialogue against their will, the sisters soon find themselves plunged into a full-fledged theological disputation, which prompts them to call for reinforcement from their parish priest. The ensuing heated and hilarious conversation tests the tenacity of each of the character's beliefs. (more...)

Cathy Tyson Stars in Plenty Productions' Tour of SNAKES AND LADDERS, Now thru May 3
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 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...)

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...)

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...)

THIS WAS A MAN to Play Finborough Theatre, Begin. 15 July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 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...)

Singer/Songwriter Natalia Safran's 'Say Goodbye' Single Out Now; Salon Series So Far a Success
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Following the tragic death of her friend Paul Walker, whose final film she penned the title song for; Singer/Songwriter Natalia Safran vowed to give back to the community whenever possible. Recently she hosted the first ever Salon Series at her Beverly Hills residence. The evening featured an intimate performance by students from the Music Unites Centennial High School Jazz Ensemble, a program started last summer in the Compton Unified School District. Safran was joined by Actor/Director David Arquette (pictured left), “Rock of Ages” star Diego Boneta, KIIS FM's DJ Skee and others. (more...)

Drilling Company Opens 2014 Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Season with TWELFTH NIGHT, 7/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Illyria becomes the Parking Lot itself in Shakespeare in the Parking Lot's production of 'Twelfth Night,' directed by Hamilton Clancy, to be presented by The Drilling Company from July 10 to 26 in the Municipal Parking Lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets. The production is an homage to the Parking Lot, which is the Lower East Side's most famous Shakespeare venue and has been covered by media throughout the world for its uniqueness. The scruffy urban acre has been home to Shakespeare in the Parking Lot for two decades but is scheduled to be swallowed up when the long-vacant Seward Park Urban Renewal Area gives way to Essex Crossing, a giant mixed-used development, capping a half century of 'progress' since the city laid the groundwork for the megaproject by demolishing the tenement homes of 1,800 Lower East Side families. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Soars at Berkshire Theatre Group
by Larry Murray - Jul 6, 2014

When it comes to works by Stephen Sondheim, the music is everything, and the Berkshire Theatre Group does not let us down. (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...)

Jermyn Street Theatre to Welcome THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER, Sept 2-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Coinciding with the centenary of the First World War, The Return of the Soldier is an intimate new chamber musical by Tim Sanders (book and lyrics) and Charles Miller (composer) based on Rebecca West's celebrated 1918 novel. This intensely bitter-sweet tale dissects the very different love of three women for Captain Christopher Baldry. The Return of the Solider will play Jermyn Street Theatre, 16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST from Tuesday 2nd September to Saturday 20th September 2014. Press Night: Thursday 4th September, 7.30pm. (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...)

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...)

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...)

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

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

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...)

Jermyn Street Theatre Presents THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER: A NEW MUSICAL, 9/02-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2014

Jermyn Street Theatre presents The Return of the Soldier: A New Musical, September 2-20. Based on the novella by Rebecca West, it is directed by Charlotte Westenra, Music by Charles Miller, Book and Lyrics by Tim Sanders, Musical Director Simon Lambert, Designer Simon Anthony Wells. (more...)

MOTOWN the MUSICAL is a Huge Hit: Now thru Sep 28!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Aug 23, 2014

Hodges & Hodges grooved their way down to the Orpheum Theatre to dance the night away at MOTOWN the Musical! The hit record company defined the sound of the sixties and seventies, breaking down racial barriers with a signature soul/pop sound that cut across the black/white divide at a time when segregation was still the law of the land. Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder and the Temptations were just a few of the artists that made up the hit parade at Motown. (more...)

Sundance Institute & Metroplex Announce Films for Sundance Film Festival – Hong Kong Selects
by Movies News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Sundance Institute and The Metroplex announced today the eight new independent films that will premiere as part of the Sundance Film Festival – Hong Kong Selects screening series (more...)

LENNON: THROUGH A GLASS ONION Begins 10/3 at Union Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Lennon: Through a Glass Onion, the internationally acclaimed theatrical event celebrating the genius, music and phenomenon of John Lennon arrives in New York this fall. Created and performed by renowned Australian actor/musician John R. Waters and esteemed singer/pianist Stewart D'Arrietta, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion launches a 20-week limited engagement starting Friday, October 3 at The Union Square Theater, (100 East 17th Street). Opening night is Wednesday, October 15. (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...)

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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