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Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 9/07/2014Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 9/07/2014
by BWW - Sep 7, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/07/2014 for Pittsburgh (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 9/28/2014Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 9/28/2014
by BWW - Sep 28, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 9/21/2014Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 9/21/2014
by BWW - Sep 21, 2014

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OLIVES AND BLOOD Opens 10/2 at Connecticut Repertory TheatreOLIVES AND BLOOD Opens 10/2 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

On October 2, OLIVES AND BLOOD will open on the stage at Connecticut Repertory Theatre, making its regional theatre and Connecticut premiere. The production marks the culmination of a journey that playwright Michael Bradford began nearly a decade earlier. The play explores the mystery surrounding the unsolved murder of the Spanish poet-playwright, Federico Garcia Lorca. Lorca, a promising and polarizing young artist, was disappeared during the Spanish Revolution. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 9/14/2014Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 9/14/2014
by BWW - Sep 14, 2014

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Mixed Blood Theatre's COLOSSAL Opens 10/10Mixed Blood Theatre's COLOSSAL Opens 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Performed in four 15-minute quarters with a half-time show, featuring a dance company, a drum corps, and a fully-padded cast, COLOSSAL is an epic event that simultaneously celebrates and attacks our nation's most popular form of theater: football. (more...)

Coen Brothers' HAIL, CAESAR! to Hit Theaters in 2016Coen Brothers' HAIL, CAESAR! to Hit Theaters in 2016
by Movies News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

According to Deadline, the Coen brothers' all-star drama HAIL, CAESAR! has received a release date February 5, 2016. (more...)

Lowell Byers to Lead PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE at The Old Globe; Cast & Creatives Announced!Lowell Byers to Lead PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE at The Old Globe; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre, directed by Ray Chambers and running November 15 - November 23 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

HIGH VALLEY to Release Debut Album 'County Line', 10/14HIGH VALLEY to Release Debut Album 'County Line', 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Officially releasing October 14, sibling duo High Valley's new 10-song album, County Line, is available for the deeply discounted price of $3.99 on iTunes for the next twelve days. (more...)

RGENERATION to Play Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, 4-8 NovRGENERATION to Play Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, 4-8 Nov
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Pat Barker's Booker-nominated novel, REGENERATION, has been adapted for the stage by Olivier Award-winning playwright Nicholas Wright (His Dark Materials, Vincent in Brixton), it opened at Royal & Derngate, Northampton on 29 August 2014 prior to a national tour. The production plays Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 4 - 8 November 2014. (more...)

HIGH VALLEY Releases Debut Album 'County Line' TodayHIGH VALLEY Releases Debut Album 'County Line' Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Officially releasing today, October 14, sibling duo High Valley's new 10-song album, County Line, is available for the deeply discounted price of $3.99 on iTunes for the next twelve days. (more...)

ANY ROAD WILL TAKE YOU THERE by David W. Berner is Released in Paperback and e-BookANY ROAD WILL TAKE YOU THERE by David W. Berner is Released in Paperback and e-Book
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

'Any Road Will Take You There: A Journey of Fathers and Sons' by David W. Berner is now available in trade paperback and e-book editions from book publisher Dream of Things. 'Any Road Will Take You There' tells the story of middle-aged father's search for meaning at mid-life-a search that takes him on a five-thousand-mile road trip with his sons and his best friend. Recently divorced and uncertain of the future, Berner rereads the iconic road story-Jack Kerouac's On the Road-and then heads for the highway to rekindle his spirit. However, a family secret turns the cross-country journey into an unexpected examination of his role as a father, and compels him to look to the past and the fathers who came before him to find contentment and clarity, and to celebrate the struggles and triumphs of being a dad. 'Any Road Will Take You There' ($14.00 trade paperback, $2.99 e-book, Dream of Things, 242 pages, ISBN 9780988439092) is available from Ingram Book Company and from Dream of Things (dreamofthings.com). Praise for 'Any Road Will Take You There' Winner: Book of the Year, Chicago Writers Association. 'Full of humor, vulnerability, and grace.' - Scott Whitehair, Chicago's This Much is True 'A thoughtful, touching, and at times heartbreaking account of the struggles of fatherhood, career, marriage, and the death of a parent.' - David Katzman, A Greater Monster 'Jack would have loved this story!' - Michael Robinson, The Kerouac Project, Orlando, FL. About the Author David W. Berner is a journalist, broadcaster, writer, and teacher. His first book, Accidental Lessons was awarded the Royal Dragonfly Grand Prize for Literature. His stories have been published in a number of literary magazines and journals, and his broadcast reporting and audio documentaries have aired on the CBS Radio Network and dozens of public radio stations across America. Chicago is his home. About Dream of Things Founded in 2009, Dream of Things is a book publisher and online book store that focuses on memoirs, essay collections, and other books that align with its mission to publish 'distinctive voices, meaningful books.' For more information, visit dreamofthings.com. (more...)

Mixed Blood Theatre's COLOSSAL Opens TodayMixed Blood Theatre's COLOSSAL Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Performed in four 15-minute quarters with a half-time show, featuring a dance company, a drum corps, and a fully-padded cast, COLOSSAL is an epic event that simultaneously celebrates and attacks our nation's most popular form of theater: football. (more...)

OLIVES AND BLOOD Opens 10/2 at Connecticut Repertory TheatreOLIVES AND BLOOD Opens 10/2 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

On October 2, OLIVES AND BLOOD will open on the stage at Connecticut Repertory Theatre, making its regional theatre and Connecticut premiere. The production marks the culmination of a journey that playwright Michael Bradford began nearly a decade earlier. The play explores the mystery surrounding the unsolved murder of the Spanish poet-playwright, Federico Garcia Lorca. Lorca, a promising and polarizing young artist, was disappeared during the Spanish Revolution. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE CHOSEN knocks one out of the park in Rancho Mirage.BWW Reviews: THE CHOSEN knocks one out of the park in Rancho Mirage.
by Audrey Liebross - Nov 7, 2014

The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre, in Rancho Mirage, California, has mounted a brilliant production of THE CHOSEN as part of its 'American Melting Pot' series. THE CHOSEN examines the lives of two Orthodox Jewish high school friends in Brooklyn during and immediately after World War II. One boy lives in the modern world and one is cocooned in the Hasidic community, but both must deal with their own family concerns, the horror of the Holocaust, and their fathers' estrangement over differing views on Zionism. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of Broadway's THE LAST SHIP!Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of Broadway's THE LAST SHIP!
by Walter McBride - Nov 4, 2014

The 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting - who has said his love of Broadway musicals dates to his childhood in Newcastle when his mother played Broadway cast recordings (CAROUSEL, OKLAHOMA!, etc.) that, to quote Sting, "I ate for breakfast," - just joined the cast of THE LAST SHIP to create the original cast recording of his new musical. BroadwayWorld was in the studio with the whole gang and you can check out photos from the special day below! (more...)

Canadian Rep's 2015 Season to Feature NOTHING SACRED, ARMSTRONG'S WAR & MoreCanadian Rep's 2015 Season to Feature NOTHING SACRED, ARMSTRONG'S WAR & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Following the success of the inaugural 2014 season (Wajdi Mouawad's Pacamambo; Judith Thompson's Watching Glory Die; George F. Walker's Dead Metaphor), Artistic Director Ken Gass today announced three productions that will comprise the Canadian Rep Theatre 2015 Season. The playbill includes recent works by two of Canada's most extraordinary women playwrights - Florence Gibson MacDonald (How Do I Love Thee?) and Colleen Murphy (Armstrong's War) in the winter/spring - and a major revival of a George F. Walker classic (Nothing Sacred) in the fall. (more...)

New Book Explores Vigilantes, Mythical Beasts and the Monstrous Struggle of ParenthoodNew Book Explores Vigilantes, Mythical Beasts and the Monstrous Struggle of Parenthood
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2014

Will Smith said it best, 'parents just don't understand' and while 'Ginger Snaps' used werewolves as a metaphor for adolescence it stuck too close to traditional werewolf mythology. (more...)

David Denson to Direct WaterTower Theatre's ALL MY SONSDavid Denson to Direct WaterTower Theatre's ALL MY SONS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced that David Denson will direct the Main Stage production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons (April 17 - May 10, 2015). Terry Martin will take to the stage as the tragic hero, Joe Keller. General auditions for All My Sons will be held on December 14th. (more...)

86-Year-Old Releases SON OF SON86-Year-Old Releases SON OF SON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

NEWPORT BEACH, CA - An 86-year-old author of popular children's books for four decades, Marilyn Amster Gould, recently published her first novel for adults, 'Son of a Son,' (www.marilynamstergould.com), the story of a Jewish immigrant to the United States that spans much of the 20th century. (more...)

THE BULLPEN Extends Through 11/22 at The Playroom TheaterTHE BULLPEN Extends Through 11/22 at The Playroom Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Receiving rave reviews during its summer run, Writer/Actor Joe Assadourian's hit Off-Broadway Comedy THE BULLPEN has opened ticket sales through November 22nd, 2014 at The Playroom Theater. The show, which is directed by Richard Hoehler, is largely influenced by Joe Assadourian's experiences having served 12 years in prison for attempted murder. This extension will include a celebratory performance on October 8th, which will mark the first anniversary of Joe Assadourian's release from Otisville Correctional Facility. The New York Times praised the one man show exclaiming that Joe Assadourian "is one terrific actor," "marvelous," and "extremely funny." (more...)

Lowell Byers Leads PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE, Beginning Tonight at The Old GlobeLowell Byers Leads PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE, Beginning Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2014

The Old Globe teams with the University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program to present William Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre, directed by Ray Chambers and running tonight, November 15 - November 23 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

MYTH OF THE FATHER Comes to the Player's Ring, 7/18-27MYTH OF THE FATHER Comes to the Player's Ring, 7/18-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

What does it really mean to be a father? Absolutely nothing, at least according to The Myth of the Father, a new comedy written by Lawrence Hennessy and directed by Deb Barry, scheduled to run as a part of The Late-Night Series at the Players' Ring Theatre in Portsmouth from July 18 through July 27. Based on Hennessy's Doctoral Thesis of the same name, The Myth of the Father takes aim at the theory of, "essentialism," the idea that there are certain parental functions which can only be performed by men or women. But don't worry, whenever the temptation to be taken seriously arises, there is plenty of word play, satire, and slapstick to keep things ridiculous. (more...)

Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton & Ralph Fiennes in Talks to Join Coen Brothers' HAIL, CAESAR!Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton & Ralph Fiennes in Talks to Join Coen Brothers' HAIL, CAESAR!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Coen Brothers are close to enlisting three more A-listers for their upcoming film HAIL, CAESAR! (more...)

THE BULLEPEN OPENS Off-Broadway, 6/22THE BULLEPEN OPENS Off-Broadway, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

From Cage to Stage - Actor/Writer Joe Assadourian will open his new one-man comedy The Bullpen Off-Broadway on Sunday, June 22nd, at The Playroom Theater. Released from Otisville Correctional Institution in October of 2013 after serving 12 of his 25 year sentence for attempted murder, Assadourian discovered his theatrical ability while reluctantly participating in a workshop behind bars lead by Off-Broadway solo-show Actor/Director Richard Hoehler. The duo has developed the work now for over two years, both inside and outside the state prison system, and it premieres Off-Broadway this summer. (more...)

MYTH OF THE FATHER Comes to the Player's Ring, Now thru 7/27MYTH OF THE FATHER Comes to the Player's Ring, Now thru 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

What does it really mean to be a father? Absolutely nothing, at least according to The Myth of the Father, a new comedy written by Lawrence Hennessy and directed by Deb Barry, scheduled to run as a part of The Late-Night Series at the Players' Ring Theatre in Portsmouth from today, July 18 through July 27. (more...)

Rogue Machine Theatre's PATERNUS Begins 7/18Rogue Machine Theatre's PATERNUS Begins 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

As an "Off The Clock" late night entertainment option, Paternus connects audiences to Rogue Machine's edgy "not for primetime" new work. This is the same series that brought critical acclaim to shows like Small Engine Repair by John Pollono and Adam Rapp's Bingo With The Indians. Last season, Rogue Machine garnered twelve Ovation Award nominations after winning upwards of 50 awards (including Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Ovation, Garland, and BEST PRODUCTION two years in a row) since its inception in 2008. The company was lauded as "Best Theatre Company of 2012" by the LA Weekly. (more...)

LOSING LEBRON's Cable VOD Release Date Set, 8/5LOSING LEBRON's Cable VOD Release Date Set, 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Take Action Hollywood!, in association with Coasting Films, released the digital version of the new documentary film Losing LeBron on May 20, 2014 through Devolver Digital Films. Losing LeBron, directed by Nicole Prowell Hart and Allyson Sherlock, examines the impact of NBA star LeBron James' decision to leave the city of Cleveland. Told through the eyes of the fans he left behind, the feature-length film explores why sports are so important to the struggling city. Losing LeBron will be available to rent/own on digital VOD (Video On Demand) via iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Xbox, PlayStation, Vimeo on Demand, VuDu, VHX, Distrify, and others. Pre-orders on iTunes are available now. The film's cable VOD release is scheduled for August 5, 2014 (check local listings). (more...)

Netflix & Exec. Producer Edward Norton to Premiere Original Documentary MY OWN MAN, 3/6Netflix & Exec. Producer Edward Norton to Premiere Original Documentary MY OWN MAN, 3/6
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, will premiere the original documentary My Own Man, from executive producer Edward Norton on March 6, 2015. (more...)

Terry Martin & Diana Streehan to Lead WaterTower Theatre's ALL MY SONS; Cast Announced!Terry Martin & Diana Streehan to Lead WaterTower Theatre's ALL MY SONS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced the cast and creative team for the Arthur Miller classic All My Sons, running April 17 - May 10, 2015 at the Addison Theatre Centre. The cast stars Terry Martin as Joe Keller and Diana Sheehan as Kate Keller and features Christopher Cassarino as Chris Keller, Tabitha Ray as Ann Deever, Chris Hury as Dr. Jim Bayliss, Jessica Cavanagh as Sue Bayliss, Joey Folsom as George Deever, Thomas Ward as Frank Lubey, Katlin Moon-Jones as Lydia Lubey and Jude Baremore/Landon Flanagan as Bert. (more...)

Tom Kirdahy Named 2014 Broadway Global Producer of the YearTom Kirdahy Named 2014 Broadway Global Producer of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2015

The list of final 2014 Broadway Global Producer of the Year nominees are the who's who list for Broadway investors, each making changes in global arts. (more...)

BWW Interviews: KINKY BOOTS' Jerry MitchellBWW Interviews: KINKY BOOTS' Jerry Mitchell
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 29, 2015

One of Broadway's quintessential renaissance men, Jerry Mitchell talked about the genesis of Kinky Boots the Musical and his unique collaboration with Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein (more...)

Own to Premiere New Season of SUPER SOUL SUNDAY, 2/8Own to Premiere New Season of SUPER SOUL SUNDAY, 2/8
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The season premiere of two-time Emmy award-winning daytime series “Super Soul Sunday,” featuring Oprah's inspirational interviews with today's top thinkers, visionaries and spiritual leaders returns with all-new episodes on Sunday, February 8 (more...)

Laura Linney and Seth Numrich to Lead SWITZERLAND at the Geffen Playhouse This SpringLaura Linney and Seth Numrich to Lead SWITZERLAND at the Geffen Playhouse This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Laura Linney (The Big C, The Savages) and Seth Numrich (AMC's TURN, Broadway: War Horse) will perform in the Geffen Playhouse production of Switzerland by Joanna Murray-Smith (The Female of the Species, The Gift). This co-world premiere with Sydney Theatre Company will be directed by Mark Brokaw (Broadway: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, The Lyons) in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse from March 6 to April 19, 2015. Opening night is Friday, March 13. (more...)

Ralph Fiennes Stars in MAN AND SUPERMAN, Beginning Tonight at the National TheatreRalph Fiennes Stars in MAN AND SUPERMAN, Beginning Tonight at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Ralph Fiennes returns to the National Theatre to star as 'John Tanner' in George Bernard Shaw's MAN AND SUPERMAN, beginning tonight, February 25, 2015. The play is directed by Simon Godwin, who has worked at both the National Theatre and the Royal Court. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Promotional Art for West End's HAMLET, Featuring Benedict CumberbatchPhoto Flash: First Look at Promotional Art for West End's HAMLET, Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch will play the title role in Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and presented by theBarbican. Today, 20 February 2015, it is announced that Hamlet will be broadcast to cinemas around the world on Thursday 15 October 2015 as part of National Theatre Live. Check out a first look at the promotional art for the show below! (more...)

Official: National Theatre Live to Bring HAMLET with Benedict Cumberbatch to Cinemas This FallOfficial: National Theatre Live to Bring HAMLET with Benedict Cumberbatch to Cinemas This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Sonia Friedman Productions and National Theatre Live have announced an international broadcast of Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) in the title role in Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and presented by the Barbican, to cinemas internationally on Thursday, October 15, 2015. (more...)

'Central Park Five' to Attend THE BULLPEN This Weekend for Post-Show Talk'Central Park Five' to Attend THE BULLPEN This Weekend for Post-Show Talk
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

The Central Park Five, the group of five young black and Latino youths falsely arrested and convicted in 1989 for the brutal beating and rape of a white woman in Central Park, will attend a performance of The Bullpen, the one-man - 18-character comedy written and performed by Joe Assadourian, (now playing through March 21) at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street -- just east of Broadway) it was announced today by producer Eric Krebs (in association with The Fortune Society). (more...)

KINKY BOOTS' Harvey FiersteinKINKY BOOTS' Harvey Fierstein
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 2, 2015

As Kinky Boots continues its national tour, which sets down roots in Nashville for a week's worth of performances at TPAC starting Tuesday, February 3, Harvey Fierstein talks about the journey of the musical and his collaboration with Cyndi Lauper and Jerry Mitchell… (more...)

Barbican Theatre's Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET to Screen via National Theatre Live This FallBarbican Theatre's Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET to Screen via National Theatre Live This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that the Barbican Theatre's summer 2015 production of HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, will officially be broadcast via National Theatre Live on October 15 in the UK, Europe and the US, as well as later that same month in Japan (with subtitles), plus Brazil. Tickets go on sale March 16. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's 2014 List of Lists Roundup- Updating Live!BroadwayWorld's 2014 List of Lists Roundup- Updating Live!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2014

As we count down the last days of 2014, New York City's top theatre critics have been taking stock of the theatre season- deciding on their choices for their favorite productions of the year. With so many stellar plays, musicals, revivals and new works, both on Broadway and off, a slew of shows have gained recognition from the critics. Below, check out our roundup of 'Best of' lists for theatre this year. Be sure to check back later for new additions as they're released! (more...)

Lyndsey Turner to Helm LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE at the National?Lyndsey Turner to Helm LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE at the National?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Lyndsey Turner is in talks to direct Caryl Churchill's LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, coming to the National Theatre for its 2015-16 season. (more...)

The North Carolina Opera Presents APPROACHING ALI, 1/29-31The North Carolina Opera Presents APPROACHING ALI, 1/29-31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

North Carolina Opera is thrilled to bring a cutting-edge opera experience to Triangle patrons this January with Approaching Ali, a 50-minute contemporary chamber opera. In his operatic debut, Richmond-based composer D.J. Sparr's Approaching Ali stunned and delighted Kennedy Center audiences last year in a performance that the Washington Times called “intensely emotional.” (more...)

NC Opera to Present APPROACHING ALI Next MonthNC Opera to Present APPROACHING ALI Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

?North Carolina Opera will bring a cutting-edge opera experience to Triangle patrons this January with Approaching Ali, a 50-minute contemporary chamber opera. In his operatic debut, Richmond-based composer D.J. Sparr's Approaching Ali stunned and delighted Kennedy Center audiences last year in a performance that the Washington Times called 'intensely emotional.' (more...)

LOSING LEBRON's Cable VOD Release Set for TodayLOSING LEBRON's Cable VOD Release Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Take Action Hollywood!, in association with Coasting Films, released the digital version of the new documentary film Losing LeBron on May 20, 2014 through Devolver Digital Films. Losing LeBron, directed by Nicole Prowell Hart and Allyson Sherlock, examines the impact of NBA star LeBron James' decision to leave the city of Cleveland. Told through the eyes of the fans he left behind, the feature-length film explores why sports are so important to the struggling city. Losing LeBron will be available to rent/own on digital VOD (Video On Demand) via iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Xbox, PlayStation, Vimeo on Demand, VuDu, VHX, Distrify, and others. Pre-orders on iTunes are available now. The film's cable VOD release is scheduled for August 5, 2014 (check local listings). (more...)

Barbican Theatre's Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET to Screen in Theaters Next Year?Barbican Theatre's Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET to Screen in Theaters Next Year?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, director Lyndsey Turner and producer Sonia Friedman are in talks with National Theatre Live to film the Barbican Theatre's Summer 2015 production of HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. The production would screen in theaters next year. (more...)

Antaeus to Present HENRY IV, PART I, PICNIC & UNCLE VANYA in 2015Antaeus to Present HENRY IV, PART I, PICNIC & UNCLE VANYA in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Multiple award-wining classical theater ensemble The Antaeus Company has announced three fully partner-cast productions for 2015: Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I; Picnic by William Inge; and Anton Chekhov's beloved Uncle Vanya. (more...)

THE BULLPEN Extends Through 11/22 at The Playroom TheaterTHE BULLPEN Extends Through 11/22 at The Playroom Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Receiving rave reviews during its summer run, Writer/Actor Joe Assadourian's hit Off-Broadway Comedy THE BULLPEN has opened ticket sales through November 22nd, 2014 at The Playroom Theater. The show, which is directed by Richard Hoehler, is largely influenced by Joe Assadourian's experiences having served 12 years in prison for attempted murder. This extension will include a celebratory performance on October 8th, which will mark the first anniversary of Joe Assadourian's release from Otisville Correctional Facility. The New York Times praised the one man show exclaiming that Joe Assadourian "is one terrific actor," "marvelous," and "extremely funny." (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch's HAMLET Becomes Most In-Demand Production of All TimeBenedict Cumberbatch's HAMLET Becomes Most In-Demand Production of All Time
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, with Benedict Cumberbatch playing the title role, doesn't begin performances until next summer at the Barbican Theatre, but according to the Telegraph, the show is already breaking records. Tickets for the play went on sale on August 11, and since then the show 'has become the most in-demand theatre production of all time.' Not only is Hamlet outselling the next most-popular production, the Young Vic's A Streetcar Named Desire, by four to one, but searches for tickets on Viagogo also surpass those for Beyonce and Jay Z's world tour. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch to Lead Lyndsey Turner's HAMLET at Barbican Theatre, August 2015Benedict Cumberbatch to Lead Lyndsey Turner's HAMLET at Barbican Theatre, August 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, with Benedict Cumberbatch playing the title role, will begin performances at the Barbican Theatre on 5 August 2015, with opening night on 25 August at 7pm. The twelve week limited run will conclude on 31 October 2015. Set design is by Es Devlin. Further casting and details for this production will be announced at a later date. Hamlet will be produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. (more...)

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