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STRAIGHT SHOOTING, THE GENERAL and More Set for Music Box's Silent Cinema Series, Fall 2013
by Movies News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

This fall, Music Box Theatre's monthly Second Saturday Silent Cinema series screens a trio of excellent matinées. John Ford's remarkable first picture Straight Shooting - a Western, naturally - bows September 14, followed by Buster Keaton's must-see masterpiece The General on October 12 and the stop-motion sci-fi classic The Lost World on November 9. Named by Chicago magazine as the Best New Film Series of 2011 and hailed by the Chicago Reader's J.R. Jones as one of the best movie matinée series in the city, the Silent Cinema Series is presented the second Saturday of each month at noon. All films are shown authentically in 35mm at proper silent film speed and aspect ratio with live accompaniment by Dennis Scott at the Music Box theatre organ. (more...)

STRAIGHT SHOOTING, THE GENERAL and More Set for Music Box's Silent Cinema Series, Fall 2013
by Movies News Desk - Sep 14, 2013

This fall, Music Box Theatre's monthly Second Saturday Silent Cinema series screens a trio of excellent matinees. John Ford's remarkable first picture Straight Shooting - a Western, naturally - bows today, September 14, followed by Buster Keaton's must-see masterpiece The General on October 12 and the stop-motion sci-fi classic The Lost World on November 9. Named by Chicago magazine as the Best New Film Series of 2011 and hailed by the Chicago Reader's J.R. Jones as one of the best movie matinee series in the city, the Silent Cinema Series is presented the second Saturday of each month at noon. All films are shown authentically in 35mm at proper silent film speed and aspect ratio with live accompaniment by Dennis Scott at the Music Box theatre organ. (more...)

Janie Dee Stars In HELLO, DOLLY! At Curve Leicester For Christmas; Replaces O'Connor
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2012

Award-winning actress Janie Dee returns to Curve to play the title role in Artistic Director Paul Kerryson's production of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly! This production reunites Dee and Kerryson following their collaboration on The King and I in 2010. The production opens on Wednesday 5 December, with previews from 30 November, and runs until 12 January 2013. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Alan Ayckbourn Talks SURPRISES!
by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2012

The world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's new play continues at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough until 13 October. In the video below, Ayckbourn chats about the new show! (more...)

STRAIGHT SHOOTING, THE GENERAL and More Set for Music Box's Silent Cinema Series, Fall 2013
by Movies News Desk - Oct 12, 2013

This fall, Music Box Theatre's monthly Second Saturday Silent Cinema series screens a trio of excellent matinees. John Ford's remarkable first picture Straight Shooting - a Western, naturally - bows September 14, followed by Buster Keaton's must-see masterpiece The General today, October 12 and the stop-motion sci-fi classic The Lost World on November 9. (more...)

STRAIGHT SHOOTING, THE GENERAL and More Set for Music Box's Silent Cinema Series, Fall 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2013

This fall, Music Box Theatre's monthly Second Today Silent Cinema series screens a trio of excellent matinées. John Ford's remarkable first picture Straight Shooting - a Western, naturally - bows September 14, followed by Buster Keaton's must-see masterpiece The General on October 12 and the stop-motion sci-fi classic The Lost World on November 9. Named by Chicago magazine as the Best New Film Series of 2011 and hailed by the Chicago Reader's J.R. Jones as one of the best movie matinée series in the city, the Silent Cinema Series is presented the second Today of each month at noon. All films are shown authentically in 35mm at proper silent film speed and aspect ratio with live accompaniment by Dennis Scott at the Music Box theatre organ. (more...)

Confirmed: BLITHE SPIRIT To Star Lansbury, Dee and Edwards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Returning to the London stage for the first time in nearly 40 years the inimitable Angela Lansbury reunites with acclaimed director Michael Blakemore to reprise her Tony award-winning Broadway performance as Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit. Opening at the Gielgud Theatre on 18 March 2014, with previews from 1 March, this new production of Noel Coward's sharp comedy of social mores will also star Janie Dee and Charles Edwards. (more...)

Janie Dee, Helen Lederer and More Sit 'In Front of the Mirror' with Tim McArthur on THE CURTAIN UP SHOW, Nov 16-Dec 7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2012

Following on from the success of the second series of The Curtain Up Show on Resonance 104.4fm, Tim McArthur will be joined in the studio over the next four weeks by four stars of stage and screen for a revealing discussion about their career to date. (more...)

Janie Dee, Helen Lederer and More Sit 'In Front of the Mirror' with Tim McArthur on THE CURTAIN UP SHOW, Now thru Dec 7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2012

Following on from the success of the second series of The Curtain Up Show on Resonance 104.4fm, Tim McArthur will be joined in the studio over the next four weeks by four stars of stage and screen for a revealing discussion about their career to date. (more...)

Janie Dee, Helen Lederer and More Sit 'In Front of the Mirror' with Tim McArthur on THE CURTAIN UP SHOW, Nov 16-Dec 7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2012

Following on from the success of the second series of The Curtain Up Show on Resonance 104.4fm, Tim McArthur will be joined in the studio over the next four weeks by four stars of stage and screen for a revealing discussion about their career to date. (more...)

Dee, Lederer, Hobson and Baker To Guest On IN FRONT OF THE MIRROR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2012

Following on from the success of the second series of The Curtain Up Show on Resonance 104.4fm, Tim McArthur will be joined in the studio over the next four weeks by four stars of stage and screen for a revealing discussion about their career to date. (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Holds Talkback Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION, New York's smash hit play by Mark St. Germain, will host a special post-performance discussion tomorrow, May 4th led by the playwright and the show's stars, Mark H. Dold (C. S. Lewis) and Martin Rayner (Sigmund Freud). They will also conduct a Q & A session with the audience. (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION to Host Two Talkbacks Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the play by Mark St. Germain, will host special post-performance discussions after both the 2:30 & 8pm performances tomorrow, May 30th led by the playwright and the production's stars, Mark H. Dold (C. S. Lewis) and Martin Rayner (Sigmund Freud). They will also conduct Q&A sessions with the audience. (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION to Hold Post-Show Talkback Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the play by Mark St. Germain, will host a special post-performance discussion at tomorrow's matinee, May 23rd led by one of the show's producers, Jack Thomas, and the production's stars, Mark H. Dold (C. S. Lewis) and Martin Rayner (Sigmund Freud). They will also conduct a Q&A session with the audience. (more...)

Mark H. Dold and Martin Rayner Return to FREUD'S LAST SESSION Today
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2012

The original cast of Off-Broadway's FREUD'S LAST SESSION is returning to the New York production today, May 2nd at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Celebrates 7000 Performances Today, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the runaway hit play by Mark St. Germain, will celebrate its 700th New York performance tonight, May 18th at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Celebrates 700 Performances Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the play by Mark St. Germain, will celebrate its 700th New York performance this Friday, May 18th at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

The Human Race Theatre Announces the Lineup for the 2013 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2013

The Human Race Theatre Company's commitment to the creation of new works takes center stage with its summer Festival of New Musicals. Producing Artistic Director Kevin Moore has selected two works by artists familiar to Human Race audiences to headline the sixth annual event-The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes and Guarding Gold Street. The productions perform in The Loft Theatre over the course of the three-day festival, the culmination of a two-week-long workshop process in which writers get the chance to further develop their musicals with the help of professional actors, then see the shows performed in staged readings. (more...)

Freud's Last Session to Play Chicago's Mercury Theater, Previews 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the play by Mark St. Germain now in its second successful year in New York, is coming "for a session" at the Mercury Theater (3745 N. Southport, Chicago), making its Midwest Premiere previewing March 21, opening March 28 with tickets on sale through June 3. (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Features 'Great Debate' Talkback Discussion, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION will feature Love, Sex, the Meaning of Life and the Existence of God, a special talkback discussion with Dr. Timothy Larsen, McManis Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College, and Dr. Christopher Nissen, Professor of Italian and advisor to the Atheists, Agnostics, and Free Thinkers group at Northern Illinois University, on Sunday, April 1 following the 1 p.m. performance at the Mercury Theater (3745 N. Southport) in Chicago. (more...)

Freud's Last Session Makes its Midwest Premiere at The Mercury Theatre, Previews 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the runaway hit play by Mark St. Germain now in its second successful year in New York, is coming "for a session" at the Mercury Theater (3745 N. Southport, Chicago), making its Midwest Premiere previewing March 21, opening March 28 with tickets on sale through June 3. FREUD'S LAST SESSION won the 2011 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Play. (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Begins Performances in Chicago, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the runaway hit play by Mark St. Germain now in its second successful year in New York, is coming "for a session" at the Mercury Theater (3745 N. Southport, Chicago), making its Midwest Premiere previewing March 21, opening March 26 at 7:30pm and running through June 3. FREUD'S LAST SESSION won the 2011 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Play. (more...)

Freud's Last Session to Play Chicago's Mercury Theater, Previews 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the play by Mark St. Germain now in its second successful year in New York, is coming "for a session" at the Mercury Theater (3745 N. Southport, Chicago), making its Midwest Premiere previewing March 21, opening March 28 with tickets on sale through June 3. (more...)

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Mike Leigh's Biopic of Artist JMW Turner
by Movies News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

Deadline reports that Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American, Latin American and Eastern European rights to Mike Leigh's currently untitled biopic on the life of JMW Turner, often considered England's most renown artist. (more...)

Angela Lansbury, Janie Dee, and Charles Edwards Star in the Gielgud Theatre's BLITHE SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran join Janie Dee, Charles Edwards and Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, directed by Michael Blakemore. This new production of Noël Coward's sharp comedy of social mores opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 18 March 2014, with previews from 1 March. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Opening Todayth
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran join Janie Dee, Charles Edwards and Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, directed by Michael Blakemore. This new production of Noël Coward's sharp comedy of social mores opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 18 March 2014, with previews from 1 March. (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Begins Performances in Chicago, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the runaway hit play by Mark St. Germain now in its second successful year in New York, is coming "for a session" at the Mercury Theater (3745 N. Southport, Chicago), making its Midwest Premiere previewing March 21, opening March 26 at 7:30pm and running through June 3. FREUD'S LAST SESSION won the 2011 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Play. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE MEN OF MAH JONGG at the Adobe Theater Delivers More Than Just Laughter.
by Anya Sebastian - Jun 4, 2012

THE MEN OF MAH JONGG is not your typical comedy. Watching four, aging Jewish guys, sitting around in a New York apartment, kvetching about life, love, money and relationships, doesn't exactly sound much like a fun-filled scenario. . . (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION to Close on Two-Year Anniversary at New World Stages, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the runaway hit play by Mark St. Germain, will end its run on Sunday, July 22nd at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). The date also marks the show's two-year anniversary. Upon the New York closing of FREUD'S LAST SESSION on July 22nd, the production will have played a total of 775 performances and eight previews. (more...)

Drew Gasparini, Jeff LeBlanc & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

This week at Joe's Pub at the Public, July 29-August 4, the lineup will feature: Adam Matta, Drew Gasparini, River Whyless, Amy G and more! Details below! (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Closes on Two-Year Anniversary at New World Stages Today, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the runaway hit play by Mark St. Germain, ends its run on Sunday, July 22nd at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). The date also marks the show's two-year anniversary. Upon the New York closing of FREUD'S LAST SESSION on July 22nd, the production will have played a total of 775 performances and eight previews. (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Enters Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION by Mark St. Germain will end its run this Sunday, July 22nd at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). The date also marks the show's two-year anniversary. Upon the New York closing of FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the production will have played a total of 775 performances and eight previews. (more...)

Alan Ayckbourn Set to Direct SUGAR DADDIES at ACT This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2012

ACT - A Contemporary Theatre is pleased to announce the American premiere of lauded playwright Alan Ayckbourn's Sugar Daddies, directed by Ayckbourn himself, as one of the six mainstage selections in the 2013 Season. ACT Artistic Director Kurt Beattie invited Ayckbourn to direct during a meeting in 2011 in England. The opportunity to collaborate in person is the result of ACT's commitment to and success with Ayckbourn's work, which has engendered a lasting artistic relationship. Sugar Daddies is slated to be produced in September and October, 2013. The play will be staged in ACT's Allen Theatre, as productions in-the-round are Ayckbourn's specialty. (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Celebrates 750th Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the runaway hit play by Mark St. Germain, celebrated its 750th New York performance yesterday, June 30th at New World Stages (240 West 50th Street). FREUD'S LAST SESSION is the winner of the 2011 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Play. In celebration of the official end of the school year, the show's producers recently released an additional block of $20 student tickets for all performances this summer. (more...)

Riley Productions' THE REAL THING to Open 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Riley Productions presents Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING directed by Linda Alznauer at the Two Roads Theatre in Studio City. In this witty take on love and marriage, Henry, a famous playwright, finds himself the star of his own real-life drama. He discovers that what he has written in his latest play seems to be happening in real life and is turning his world upside down. (more...)

2013 IN PREVIEW: West End Stars' Theatre Tips, Part Two!
by BWW - Jan 2, 2013

We've asked some of our favourite West End stars what they're most looking forward to seeing in 2013! (more...)

Suzanne Bertish, Carson Elrod, Claire Karpen & More to Lead CSC's THE HEIR APPARENT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present David Ives' THE HEIR APPARENT, adapted from the play by Jean-Francois Regnard, beginning performances Friday, March 28 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). Directed by John Rando, THE HEIR APPARENT will feature Suzanne Bertish (Madame Argante), Carson Elrod (Crispin), Claire Karpen (Lisette), Amelia Pedlow (Isabelle), David Pittu (Scruple), Dave Quay (Eraste) and Paxton Whitehead (Geronte). The official press opening for THE HEIR APPARENT is Wednesday, April 9. The production will play at limited engagement through Sunday, May 4. (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Celebrates 600 Performances, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION, by Mark St. Germain, will celebrate its 600th New York performance this Monday, February 20th (President's Day) at New World Stages There will additionally be a special added holiday performance this Sunday, February 19th at 7pm. (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Celebrates 600th Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the play by Mark St. Germain, will celebrate its 600th performance tonight, February 20th at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Janie Dee, Helen Lederer and More Sit 'In Front of the Mirror' with Tim McArthur on THE CURTAIN UP SHOW, Nov 16-Dec 7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2012

Following on from the success of the second series of The Curtain Up Show on Resonance 104.4fm, Tim McArthur will be joined in the studio over the next four weeks by four stars of stage and screen for a revealing discussion about their career to date. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: THE PANTO, The Cockpit Theatre, December 16 2013
by Alice Chappell - Dec 27, 2013

So it turns out that the remedy to the hideous tradition of pantomime is Jane Austen. While Austen's characteristically subtle repartee was replaced with camp, raucous humour, there was a sense of ironic wit throughout - and some universally understood 'in' jokes for any lit geek to revel in. (more...)

THE GAME'S AFOOT Set for Peninsula Players, 8/14-9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2013

'The Game's Afoot,' a hilarious new whodunit from the master of comedy Ken Ludwig, begins performances August 14, 2013 at Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County, Wisconsin's theatrical icon. 'The Game's Afoot,' has a three- week run with performances Tuesday through Sunday through Sept. 1, 2013. (more...)

Review - Bring It On: Blithe Spirit
by Ben Peltz - Aug 27, 2012

Reviewing mindless fun can be dangerous terrain.  In the first half of the last century magnificent wits like P.G. Wodehouse and George S. Kaufman wrote the books for mindlessly fun musical comedies showcasing scores by the likes of Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart and the Gershwins that invented a new sophistication in American music and lyrics.  The plots may have been silly, but the mindless fun of 1920s and 30s (Of Thee I Sing, Anything Goes, The Boys From Syracuse for starters) was often literate and inventive. (more...)

THE GAME'S AFOOT Set for Peninsula Players, Now thru 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

'The Game's Afoot,' a hilarious new whodunit from the master of comedy Ken Ludwig, begins performances tonight, August 14, 2013 at Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County, Wisconsin's theatrical icon. 'The Game's Afoot,' has a three- week run with performances Tuesday through Sunday through Sept. 1, 2013. (more...)

BWW Reviews: West End Player's Guild's Amusing Production of RX
by Chris Gibson - Apr 9, 2014

There's always a risk involved in becoming a test subject for a new drug. It's a necessary process for the pharmaceutical companies since it reveals the benefits and detriments of their latest discovery. But, the people who undertake these studies are often desperate for something that will help them, and there's a definite drive to see them succeed. But, at what costs? That's one of the questions playwright Kate Fodor explores in RX, a kind of romantic comedy that also touches on a serious subject matter. Though it remains a bit uneven in tone, it's likable and engaging as well. The current production by the West End Players Guild is certainly worth checking out, and provides plenty of food for thought. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Fusion Theatre Co. Presents HUMBLE BOY
by Anya Sebastian - Apr 29, 2013

I have a great deal of respect and admiration for the Fusion Theatre Company. Their productions are highly professional, well produced and consistently deliver good, solid theatrical entertainment. So it pains me considerably to have to say that HUMBLE BOY, which opened at the Cell Theatre on April 25, falls disappointingly short of the mark. (more...)

Tony Nominee Jennifer Westfeldt Joins MTC's THE EXPLORERS CLUB; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2013

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) have announced full casting for the world premiere of THE EXPLORERS CLUB, the new play by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin, directed by Marc Bruni. (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Welcomes Back Mark H. Dold and Martin Rayner, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2012

The original cast of Off-Broadway's FREUD'S LAST SESSION, is returning to the New York production on Wednesday, May 2nd at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Original cast members Mark H. Dold and Martin Rayner, as C. S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud respectively, will be ending their run in the Chicago production of Mark St. Germain's hit play on April 29th. (more...)

Hadley Fraser, Anna O'Byrne and More Set for A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Concert This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

Alex Parker brings the award-winning and critically acclaimed Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler musical A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC to the Yvonne Arnaud, in a special concert reading of the show on June 16. (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Features 'Great Debate' Talkback Discussion, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION will feature Love, Sex, the Meaning of Life and the Existence of God, a special talkback discussion with Dr. Timothy Larsen, McManis Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College, and Dr. Christopher Nissen, Professor of Italian and advisor to the Atheists, Agnostics, and Free Thinkers group at Northern Illinois University, on Sunday, April 1 following the 1 p.m. performance at the Mercury Theater (3745 N. Southport) in Chicago. (more...)

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