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Based on the novel by Jane Austen

Emma (or Emma: A Play in Two Acts about Emma Goldman, American Anarchist, its full title) is a play by historian and playwright Howard Zinn (1922–2010). It was first performed in 1976.


World Stage Premiere of THE SECRET ADVERSARY Opens 12 Feb at Watermill TheatreWorld Stage Premiere of THE SECRET ADVERSARY Opens 12 Feb at Watermill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Agatha Christie's 1922 thriller The Secret Adversary will receive its world stage premiere at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury on 12 February 2015 in a new adaptation by Sarah Punshon and Johann Hari. Introducing crime-fighting duo Tommy and Tuppence to the stage for the very first time, The Secret Adversary will play at The Watermill for 44 performances, prior to a six-week national tour through until 9 May. (more...)

She's Disney's Next Princess! Does Emma Watson Have What It Takes to Sing 'Belle'?She's Disney's Next Princess! Does Emma Watson Have What It Takes to Sing 'Belle'?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, actress Emma Watson has been cast as Belle in Disney's upcoming live-action interpretation of Beauty and the Beast. The film is directed by Bill Condon and produced by Mandeville Films' David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Production is anticipated to begin later this year. (more...)

All-New Episodes, Season Finales & Special Guest Stars Set for FOX This FebruaryAll-New Episodes, Season Finales & Special Guest Stars Set for FOX This February
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

This February, FOX brings the heat with all-new episodes of fan-favorite dramas and comedies, as well as season finales and special guest stars. (more...)

West End's WICKED Extends Through April 2016West End's WICKED Extends Through April 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

WICKED, the classic West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce the opening of its 19th new booking period, on Monday 2 February 2015 at 10am, with 500,000 new tickets going on sale for performances until Saturday 30 April 2016. (more...)

Shout! Factory Acquires Rights to Vampire Comedy BLOODSUCKING BASTARDSShout! Factory Acquires Rights to Vampire Comedy BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS
by Movies News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Shout! Factory, a leading multi- platform entertainment company, has acquired the North American rights to BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS, a vampire comedy-horror feature directed by Brian James O'Connell and penned by the comedy troupe Dr. God from an original script by Ryan Mitts. (more...)

VIDEO: CABARET's Alan Cumming Talks 50th Birthday Celebration & More on CBSVIDEO: CABARET's Alan Cumming Talks 50th Birthday Celebration & More on CBS
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

CABARET's Alan Cumming stopped by last night's THE LATE LATE SHOW, hosted by Whitney Cummings. (more...)

Kenneth Branagh to Launch West End Theatre Company This Fall; MACBETH Set for London, the Big Screen?Kenneth Branagh to Launch West End Theatre Company This Fall; MACBETH Set for London, the Big Screen?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, stage and screen veteran and director of Disney's upcoming live-action CINDERELLA film, Kenneth Branagh has created his own theatre company and is currently ironing out its first season of plays in the West End. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Flores Finds Common Thread with ANYTHING GOES CharacterBWW Interviews: Flores Finds Common Thread with ANYTHING GOES Character
by Paul Batterson - Jan 28, 2015

The more he plays Luke, the Chinese convert and reformed gambler in the musical ANYTHING GOES, the more Roy Flores discovers how much he and his character have in common. (more...)

Hallmark Channel's LOVE BY THE BOOK Delivers 2 Million Total ViewersHallmark Channel's LOVE BY THE BOOK Delivers 2 Million Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Hallmark Channel chalked up another strong Saturday night with the January 24 premiere of Love by the Book garnering a 2.0 HH rating and reaching 2 million total viewers. (more...)

Emma Jean H. Rose Releases MYSTERY BENEATHEmma Jean H. Rose Releases MYSTERY BENEATH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

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Alan Gilbert to Return to the Met Opera Next Week to Lead DON GIOVANNIAlan Gilbert to Return to the Met Opera Next Week to Lead DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Following the final performances in his celebrated Nielsen Project and his triumphant Verdi Requiem with the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert returns to the Metropolitan Opera for the first time in seven years to conduct ten performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, from February 4 to March 6, leading Mozart's retelling of the Don Juan legend in Michael Grandage's production. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 28th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 28th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 28, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Musical television series abound! Also special nights for 'Allegro' and 'Reefer Madness,' that Dolphin show at Annoyance, Mercury's 'Addams Family,' a big children's premiere, the return of 'Option Up!' and a surprising, real live 'Beauty!' (more...)

TheatreZone's 10th Anniversary Concert to Feature Andrea McArdle, Larry Alexander & MoreTheatreZone's 10th Anniversary Concert to Feature Andrea McArdle, Larry Alexander & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

TheatreZone is returning to its roots to celebrate their 10th anniversary with four live concerts featuring a cast of 13 fan favorite performers from the non profit theatre group's past decade of musicals. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present THE CRUCIBLE Next MonthPioneer Theatre Company to Present THE CRUCIBLE Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Crucible, the American classic, reliving the era of Salem witch trials, February 13 - February 28, 2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/27/2015 - Broadway Hibernates as Juno Hits the City!WAKE UP with BWW 1/27/2015 - Broadway Hibernates as Juno Hits the City!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 27, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Broadway's IF/THEN goes dark (as planned), just as Juno hits the city! (more...)

Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon & Leslie Jones in Talks to Lead Sony's GHOSTBUSTERS RebootKristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon & Leslie Jones in Talks to Lead Sony's GHOSTBUSTERS Reboot
by Movies News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Sony is now in the early stages of officially nailing down its cast for the highly-anticpated female GHOSTBUSTERS reboot. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Emma Hatton as Elphaba in WICKED!Photo Coverage: Emma Hatton as Elphaba in WICKED!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Emma Hatton - a much-loved standby - takes over as Elphaba! Look at these shots here! (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET, Steve Kazee, Emma Hunton, Jeff Goldblum and More Set for Rockwell Next MonthROMEO AND JULIET, Steve Kazee, Emma Hunton, Jeff Goldblum and More Set for Rockwell Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

February brings an exceptional line-up of events and musical & theatrical experiences sure to get your heart racing with ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD - which unites the story of Romeo & Juliet with the songs of Pat Benatar; The Hollywood Movie Parody Series continues with 'CRUEL INTENTIONS'; also Steve Kazee, Jeff Goldblum, Foxy Voxxie Cabaret, Shawn Ryan, and so much more! (more...)

First Video Clip Of Emma Hatton In West End WICKEDFirst Video Clip Of Emma Hatton In West End WICKED
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 27, 2015

Wicked welcomes a new Elphaba! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Emma Hatton as 'Elphaba' in West End's WICKEDPhoto Flash: First Look at Emma Hatton as 'Elphaba' in West End's WICKED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

WICKED, the classic West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to release the first pictures of Emma Hatton who takes over the role of Elphaba from Monday 2 February 2015. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre to Present Neil Simon's RUMORS, 3/6-22BrightSide Theatre to Present Neil Simon's RUMORS, 3/6-22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district continues its 4th season with Neil Simon's one and only farce - Rumors. Directed by Aaron Henrickson and playing March 6-March 22, 2015 at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Avenue in Naperville. (more...)

Ars Nova's 2015 Season to Feature Two Off-Broadway Premieres, Bridget Everett & MoreArs Nova's 2015 Season to Feature Two Off-Broadway Premieres, Bridget Everett & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Ars Nova will continue its support of artists in the early stages of their professional careers through its wide array of unique development programs. Recognizing the critical need for performance as part of the development process, Ars Nova's programs bring bold, innovative new work to the stage all year long, through Project Residencies, concerts, readings, variety shows, workshops, festivals and full productions. Each season, Ars Nova provides audiences over a hundred opportunities to catch something extraordinary. (more...)

THE FOSTERS 1/26 'Stay' Recap: Did Callie Run Away (Again)?THE FOSTERS 1/26 'Stay' Recap: Did Callie Run Away (Again)?
by Gabrielle Gervais - Jan 26, 2015

THE FOSTERS is supposed to be a hectic one tonight. Callie is overwhelmed with Brandon's rejection, Robert's betrayal and Wyatt's return, and Mariana is supposedly dealing with relationship issues. (more...)

BREAKING: Emma Watson Cast as Belle in Disney's Upcoming Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEASTBREAKING: Emma Watson Cast as Belle in Disney's Upcoming Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 26, 2015

Actress Emma Watson has been cast as Belle in Disney's upcoming live-action interpretation of Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

Nick Jonas Joins FOX's New Comedy-Horror Series SCREAM QUEENSNick Jonas Joins FOX's New Comedy-Horror Series SCREAM QUEENS
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Nick Jonas ('Kingdom') has been cast in a recurring role in SCREAM QUEENS, a new comedy-horror anthology series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto, the executive producers of GLEE and 'American Horror Story.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Ladies Rule in Cabrillo Music Theatre's COMPANYBWW Reviews: The Ladies Rule in Cabrillo Music Theatre's COMPANY
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 26, 2015

A noticeably long, drawn-out silence opens Cabrillo Music Theatre's production of COMPANY as 35-year old Robert (Alxander Jon) comes home to his empty New York bachelor pad. It is the final moment of solitude before the coordinated cacophony of voices begins in Nick DeGruccio's sleekly directed revival of Stephen Sondheim (music & lyrics) and George Furth's (book) 1970 classic. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JEKYLL & HYDE Displays Both Good And Evil At SpotlightersBWW Reviews: JEKYLL & HYDE Displays Both Good And Evil At Spotlighters
by Cybele Pomeroy - Jan 26, 2015

If you're often delighted at the large casts Spotlighters and director Fuzz Rourke regularly parades across its carport-sized stage, you'll be delighted again. If you're a fan of the musical direction of Michael Tan and the soaring nuanced vocals he coaxes from these large casts, anticipate another treat. If you admire sparse sets that become multiple settings with a word and a lighting shift, you will find praiseworthy versatility and smooth transitions. If you like theatre in the round and practically in your lap, prepare to catch an actor or two. (more...)

William H. Macy Honored with SAG Award for Showtime's SHAMELESSWilliam H. Macy Honored with SAG Award for Showtime's SHAMELESS
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

SHAMELESS star William H. Macy was honored this evening with his first series win for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as “Frank Gallagher” at The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (more...)

Original Broadway 'Belle' Susan Egan Comments on Emma Watson in BEAUTY AND THE BEASTOriginal Broadway 'Belle' Susan Egan Comments on Emma Watson in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Actress Emma Watson has been cast as 'Belle' in Disney's upcoming live-action interpretation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Today, stage star Susan Egan wrote a blog entry about her time playing the part on Broadway and commented on Watson's casting. (more...)

Scoop: RED BAND SOCIETY on FOX - Saturday, January 31, 2015Scoop: RED BAND SOCIETY on FOX - Saturday, January 31, 2015
by TV Scoop - Jan 26, 2015

Get all the scoop on RED BAND SOCIETY, airing on FOX on Saturday, January 31, 2015! (more...)

TinderBox Posts Record Growth in 2014, Welcomes More Than 200 New CustomersTinderBox Posts Record Growth in 2014, Welcomes More Than 200 New Customers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The company, which powers data-driven sales presentations, proposals and contracts, welcomed more than 200 new customers in 2014, including Emma, InsightSquared, Mac Tools and Orbitz for Business. (more...)

Snow Day Flashback: Angela Lansbury Sings BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!Snow Day Flashback: Angela Lansbury Sings BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, actress Emma Watson has been cast as Belle in Disney's upcoming live-action interpretation of Beauty and the Beast. The film is directed by Bill Condon and produced by Mandeville Films' David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Production is anticipated to begin later this year. The big news made us reminiscent of the original film, so below, we are flashing back to Angela Lansbury, who played Mrs. Potts in the animated film, as she sings the title song! (more...)

Photo Coverage: SAG Awards Red CarpetPhoto Coverage: SAG Awards Red Carpet
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 26, 2015

SAG-AFTRA presented its coveted Actor® statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2014 at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® in ceremonies attended by film and television's leading actors, held Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The 21st Annual SAG Awards® was simulcast live coast-to-coast by TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). A primetime encore presentation immediately followed on TNT. A live stream of the SAG Awards® was also available for viewing at the TNT and TBS websites, and the Watch TNT and Watch TBS apps for iOS Android. (more...)

Jessica Lange's Full Performance Of David Bowie's 'Heroes' From AMERICAN HORROR STORYJessica Lange's Full Performance Of David Bowie's 'Heroes' From AMERICAN HORROR STORY
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 25, 2015

Jessica Lange shines with a David Bowie smash! (more...)

21st ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS; All the Winners!21st ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS; All the Winners!
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 25, 2015

SAG-AFTRA presented its coveted Actor® statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2014 at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (more...)

BIRDMAN Wins SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a CastBIRDMAN Wins SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 25, 2015

The cast of BIRDMAN has won a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. (more...)

Stage and Screen Star Barrie Ingham Has Died at 82Stage and Screen Star Barrie Ingham Has Died at 82
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

English actor of the stage and screen, Barrie Ingham has died at age 82. Best known on the London stage for Herbie, opposite Angela Lansbury, he also appeared in Aspects of Love on Broadway, opposite Sarah Brightman. (more...)

The Wallis Presents ENTER LAUGHING- THE MUSICAL 2/08-3/01The Wallis Presents ENTER LAUGHING- THE MUSICAL 2/08-3/01
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ("The Wallis") presents Enter Laughing - The Musical, featuring a book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof), music and lyrics by Stan Daniels ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show"), and directed by Stuart Ross (Forever Plaid). Musical Direction is by Gerald Sternbach. The show will run for 23 performances only, February 8 - March 1, 2015, in the Lovelace Studio Theater (more...)

John Goodman and Tom Sturridge Join UK's AMERICAN BUFFALO at Wyndham, AprilJohn Goodman and Tom Sturridge Join UK's AMERICAN BUFFALO at Wyndham, April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

John Goodman and Tom Sturridge will join Damian Lewis in the major new revival of David Mamet's gripping 1975 playAmerican Buffalo. Directed by Daniel Evans, American Buffalo will play at Wyndham's Theatre for a strictly limited run from16 April - 27 June 2015. (more...)

THE ELEPHANT MAN to Transfer to London - Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola to Star, May 19THE ELEPHANT MAN to Transfer to London - Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola to Star, May 19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Currently enjoying a recorded-breaking run on Broadway, Scott Ellis' acclaimed production of The Elephant Man will transfer to London with the US cast starring Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola this spring. The production is now confirmed to play a strictly limited season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from May 19th until August 8th. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Director Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR Arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, 3/31Director Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR Arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, 3/31
by Movies News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Hailed as “the most exhilarating film this century”, director Christopher Nolan's “must-see masterpiece” (New York Post) INTERSTELLAR makes its highly anticipated debut on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand March 31, 2015 (more...)

GOODNIGHT MOON Opens at Stages Theatre Company TonightGOODNIGHT MOON Opens at Stages Theatre Company Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Stages Theatre Company opens Goodnight Moon: The Musical tonight. The classic Margaret Wise Brown story book leaps off of the page and on to the stage. Goodnight Moon runs JANUARY 23, 2015 - FEBRUARY 16, 2015. A return engagement for the little bunny who wants to put off going to sleep for as long as possible. Margaret Wise Brown's 65 year old book has entertained four generations of little ones. The pictures on the wall, the toys in their box, and the moon itself all become characters in this magical production. Be sure to read the book before seeing the play. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BAD JEWS at Actor's ExpressPhoto Flash: First Look at BAD JEWS at Actor's Express
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Actor's Express kicks off the new year with Joshua Harmon's blistering comedy Bad Jews, running January 24 - February 22, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars below! (more...)

Photo Flash: WEST SIDE STORY Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane TheatrePhoto Flash: WEST SIDE STORY Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

WEST SIDE STORY is now officially the fastest-selling production in Drury Lane Theatre's 30 year history. The highly-anticipated musical runs now through March 29. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Sian Phillips to Lead PLAYING FOR TIME at Sheffield TheatresSian Phillips to Lead PLAYING FOR TIME at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

To mark the Centenary of Arthur Miller's birth and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Richard Beecham will direct a revival of Miller'sPlaying for Time in the Crucible. Beecham directs Kate Adams (Helene), Noa Bodner (Esther), Pascale Burgess (Elzvieta), Imogen Daines (Etalina),Emma Darlow (Liesl), Holly De Jong (Schmidt), James Duke (Mengele / Kapo / Cellist / Paul), Amanda Hadingue (Alma Rose), Melanie Heslop(Marianne), Rebecca Jenkins (Varya), Kate Lynn-Evans (Mandel), Maeve O'Sullivan (Greta / Olga), Sian Phillips (Fania), Danny Scheinmann (Schmuel / Captain Heinz / Second Chess Player / First Trooper), Augustina Seymour (Paulette/ Music Captain), Christopher Staines (Commandant Kramer / 1st Chess Player / SS Guard / Kapo / Pianist) and Alexia Traverse-Healy (Mala / Tchaikowska). Completing the cast are 17 members of Sheffield People's Theatre - the theatre's intergenerational acting company from across the region. (more...)

West End Transfer Of THE ELEPHANT MAN With Cooper, Clarkson and Nivola Confirmed! Opens May 2015West End Transfer Of THE ELEPHANT MAN With Cooper, Clarkson and Nivola Confirmed! Opens May 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Currently enjoying a recorded-breaking run on Broadway, Scott Ellis' acclaimed production of The Elephant Man will transfer to London with the US cast starring Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola this spring. The production is now confirmed to play a strictly limited season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from May 19th until August 8th. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Lupita Nyong'o, Reese Witherspoon & More Join SAG AWARDS Presenters LineupLupita Nyong'o, Reese Witherspoon & More Join SAG AWARDS Presenters Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Matthew Beard, Colin Farrell, Jeff Goldblum, Allen Leech, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong'o, Emmy Rossum, Andy Samberg, Liev Schreiber and Reese Witherspoon will be presenters at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. (more...)

Voting for SAG Awards Closes TomorrowVoting for SAG Awards Closes Tomorrow
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Balloting for this year's Actor® recipients will close tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 23, at Noon (PT). Final voting information was mailed to 111,228 eligible SAG-AFTRA members on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Votes must be cast online or previously requested paper ballots returned by Jan. 23 to Integrity Voting Systems, the SAG Awards' official teller. The results will be tallied and sealed until the envelopes are opened onstage by the presenters at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® ceremony on Sunday, Jan 25. (more...)

Brand New 'Final Weeks' Video Promo For Emma Stone & Sienna Miller In CABARETBrand New 'Final Weeks' Video Promo For Emma Stone & Sienna Miller In CABARET
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 22, 2015

A brand new CABARET promo spot! (more...)

Theatre 167 to Stage World Premiere of THE CHURCH OF WHY NOTTheatre 167 to Stage World Premiere of THE CHURCH OF WHY NOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Theatre 167 will present the world premiere of The Church of Why Not, a new play inspired by the believers and skeptics, the Jews, Christians and Muslims, the activists and addicts, and the seekers and lost souls who pass through the doors of a church on the Upper West Side - staged at the very spot that inspired it. (more...)

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