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Birmingham Rep Presents World Premiere of Rachel De-lahay's CIRCLES, Now thru May 24
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Birmingham's famous outer circle bus route is to be the setting for a new play at Birmingham Repertory Theatre this May. Circles, Rachel De-lahay's vivid and powerful drama set on Birmingham's number 11 bus boldly explores cycles of violence and what it takes to break them. (more...)

Gina McKee & More Join Cast of Trafalgar Transformed's RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) will play Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (more...)

Gina McKee Joins Martin Freeman In Cast Of RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) will play Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (Clybourne Park, The Hobbit, Sherlock, Fargo) as Richard III in Jamie Lloyd's first production of his second season at Trafalgar Transformed, Richard III, running from 1 July to 27 September, with press night on 8 July. (more...)

Writers Theatre Premieres DAYS LIKE TODAY, Now thru 7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs today, May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

PICT Theatre Opens Season with BLITHE SPIRIT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014

PICT Theatre's Artistic and Executive Director Alan Stanford has selected a bold assortment of classic plays for PICT's 18th season, Something Wicked This Way Comes. Each play contains its own version of wickedness, with the Noel Coward classic Blithe Spirit opening the season tonight, May 3rd (May 1 and 2 previews.) (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Royal & Derngate, Northampton's DEALER'S CHOICE
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Following on from the A Tale Of Two Cities, The Body Of An American and Every Last Trick, Royal & Derngate's Made In Northampton 2014 season continues with Patrick Marber's award-winning play Dealer's Choice. Taking to the Royal stage from Friday 23 May to Saturday 14 June, before transferring to Oxford Playhouse for a week, Dealer's Choice will be directed by Michael Longhurst, who recently directed The World of Extreme Happiness at London's National Theatre. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/26/14 - Memorial Day, SUBMISSIONS ONLY and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 26, 2014

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: It's Memorial Day! Chill out and catch up on SUBMISSIONS ONLY, and have fun partying with friends and family. (more...)

PICT's WAITING FOR GODOT to Offer Many Welcome Returns to the Stage, 6/4-21
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

When Artistic & Executive Director Alan Stanford was planning the 2014 PICT season, Managing Director Stephanie Riso suggested the addition of the Beckett classic Waiting for Godot. She knew Alan had a special relationship with this particular work of Beckett, having portrayed Pozzo for the Gate Theatre Dublin's touring production for more than twenty years. (more...)

Scoop: LABYRINTH on THE CW - Tonight, May 22, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 22, 2014

Get all the scoop on LABYRINTH, airing on THE CW tonight, May 22, 2014! (more...)

The CW Sets Season Finale Dates & Kicks Off Event Series LABYRINTH
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The CW today announced the broadcast television premiere of the four-hour event miniseries LABYRINTH, airing across two consecutive nights on Thursday, May 22 (8:00-10:00pm ET) and concluding Today, May 23 (8:00-10:00pm ET). (more...)

Alexander Sharp & More to Star in CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME on Broadway; Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Casting has been announced for the National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (more...)

LCT's Platform Series Continues with Kristen Bush, Jan Maxwell & Michael Simpson, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues its 16th season on Thursday, May 29 at 6 pm with KRISTEN BUSH, JAN MAXWELL and MICHAEL SIMPSON, cast members of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, new play by Anthony Giardina, directed by Doug Hughes, currently playing at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. (more...)

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE To Run At Rose Theatre For Christmas 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Today the Rose Theatre Kingston announces its Christmas production for 2014 - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The Rose's Director of Learning and Participation, Ciaran McConville, directs Theresa Heskins' adaptation of CS Lewis' masterpiece. (more...)

SPOKESONG Begins 25 May at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Renowned Ulster playwright Stewart Parker's Spokesong - which won him the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright - opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday, Monday and Tuesday performances from Sunday, 25 May 2014 (Press Night: Monday, 26 May 2014) (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CIRCLES at Birmingham Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Birmingham's famous outer circle bus route is to be the setting for a new play at Birmingham Repertory Theatre this May. Circles, Rachel De-lahay's vivid and powerful drama set on Birmingham's number 11 bus boldly explores cycles of violence and what it takes to break them. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Two Pedals Publishing Announces the Guide to Green Fabrics Product Suite
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Two Pedals Publishing(TM) announced today the release of its full suite of books and other materials related to its new title, 'Guide to Green Fabrics, Eco-Friendly Textiles for Fashion and Interior Design' (ISBN-9780975298398, 178 full color pages, $40) the ultimate eco-fiber reference guide for instructors, textiles professionals, design students, fashion and interior designers, product manufacturers, and home sewing aficionados wanting to learn more about the latest developments in green textiles. (more...)

Uruguayan President José Mujica Heads for the First Time to Washington DC to Meet Barack Obama
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Nobel Peace candidate Uruguayan President José Mujica is expected to meet U.S. President Barack Obama for the first time on May 12 at Washington DC, and Renato Ferreira, Founder and President of LOBRAUS, is excited to accompany the Uruguayan leader. (more...)

Scoop: LABYRINTH on THE CW - Thursday, May 22, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 1, 2014

Get all the scoop on LABYRINTH, airing on THE CW on Thursday, May 22, 2014! (more...)

Theatre503's A HANDFUL OF STARS and LAND OF OUR FATHERS to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios, Begin. June 25
by Jillian Gaier - Jun 9, 2014

Theatre503 has announced the West End transfers of two recent sell-out shows - the acclaimed revival of Billy Roche's A HANDFUL OF STARS and last year's hit LAND OF OUR FATHERS by Chris Urch - to the Trafalgar Studios. Both shows are directed by Artistic Director Paul Robinson and mark Theatre503's first West End return since their Olivier Award-winning production of The Mountaintop in 2009. (more...)

Take a Sip With Jack the Ripper and the Krays? Have you got the Bottle?!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

LONDON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Casting Announced for J.K. Rowling's THE CASUAL VACANCY HBO Miniseries
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

The cast for the project has been announced and will include Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Monica Dolan, Julia McKenzie and Abigail Lawrie. (more...)

Oracle Productions, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre Win Big at 41st Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

"The Mother," a stage tale of class warfare, and "Passion," a musical of love and obsession, took home top honors for Oracle Productions and Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre respectively Monday, June 2, at Park West during the 41st Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards ceremony recognizing excellence in non-union Chicago theatre. Oracle, with five awards, and Theo Ubique, with four awards, garnered the most honors at Monday night's ceremony. (more...)

Step Up Production Announces Full 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Step Up Productions is pleased to announce its full 2014-15 Season - its first Jeff Awards eligible season! The season kicks off this fall with the Chicago premiere of Theresa Rebeck's new comedy DEAD ACCOUNTS directed by Jason Gerace (2014 Jeff Award, Best Director, Great Expectations). Then, Step Up rings in the holidays with the return of HOLIDAZE, a hilarious and heartfelt round up of original, holiday-themed short works by some of the industry's most talented young playwrights. Winter also brings the bold two-man show, HANDICAP THIS!, an honest and comedic exploration of living with disabilities. The season concludes next spring with Beth Henley's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy CRIMES OF THE HEART. Single tickets for all productions will go on sale at a later date. For more information, visit www.stepupproductions.org. (more...)

The Academy Invites Lupita Nyong'o, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, June Squibb & More to Membership
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2014. (more...)

Nikolai Foster Appointed Artistic Director At The Curve!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Curve today announces the appointment of Nikolai Foster as the company's new Artistic Director. Foster takes up the position in January 2015, succeeding Paul Kerryson who steps down as Artistic Director at the end of this year, after 22 years in post. (more...)

The Academy Invites Robert & Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Charles Strouse & 268 Other New Members
by Movies News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2014. (more...)

Leap Forward and eBET Announce Distribution Agreement for SaffariNet Ecosystem in Australia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

RENO, NV - Leap Forward Gaming, Inc. (LFG), a leader in providing gaming industry solutions, and eBET Limited (ASX: EBT), an Australian-based leading-edge gaming systems company, announced today that they have signed a distribution agreement for the sale, marketing and support of LFG's SaffariNet® Ecosystem in the Australian gaming market. As a result of the new partnership, eBET becomes Leap Forward's distributor in Australia, bringing a significantly expanded market reach and efficiency to LFG's SaffariNet® Ecosystem offering. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Announces Casting for 'PENSACOLA', THE MOUSETRAP, and WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces casting for the first three productions of the 40th Anniversary Season. (more...)

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...)

CLOAK AND DAGGER - Premiere Musical Comedy at Signature Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Jun 21, 2014

World Premiere musical by Ed Dixon features a talented cast and a superb director. But is that enough? (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at BBC America's THE MUSKETEERS
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive first look at BBC America's new drama THE MUSKETEERS, which debuts this Saturday, June 22nd at 9:00pm ET. The show is set on the streets of seventeenth century Paris, where law and order is more of an idea than a reality. In addition to being King Louis XIII's personal bodyguards, Athos, Aramis and Porthos stand resolutely for social justice, honor, valor, love – and for the thrill of it. The 10-part season (10 x 75mins), created by Adrian Hodges (My Week With Marilyn, Primeval). (more...)

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Has a 50 by 6/30 Goal for Its 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra is so proud of what they have been able to accomplish with the wonderful love and support they have received from so many of you over these years. As thet head into our celebratory 10th Anniversary Season, here are some of the things they've accomplished: (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW'S Top Summer Theatre Picks - Chicago!
by Elee Schrock - Jun 2, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com Chicago picks the top summer shows in and around the city. (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...)

Staten Island Ballet to Kick Off 13th New York International Choreographers Festival with DANCE ACROSS WATERS, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Staten Island Ballet opens the 13th New York International Choreographers Festival at St. George Theatre with 'Dance Across Waters', featuring seven choreographers of ballet, modern and contemporary works, with original music and a live appearance by Vernon Reid of 'Living Colour'. (more...)

The Young Vic's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Starring Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE opens at the Young Vic on Monday, July 28, with previews from tonight, July 23 and is booking to Friday, September 19, 2014. Gillian Anderson is Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster is Stanley and Vanessa Kirby is Stella in Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece. (more...)

Clive Merrison, Kyle Rees & More to Return for Theatre503's LAND OF OUR FATHERS' Transfer to Trafalgar Studios; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

2013's critically acclaimed new play LAND OF OUR FATHERS by Chris Urch will transfer to Trafalgar Studio 2 between 3 September and 4 October. Depicting the dramatic two weeks of a community of Welsh miners trapped down a collapsed coalmine, the production is directed by Theatre503's Artistic Director Paul Robinson. (more...)

Emmy Award Winner Hank Azaria Puts Down Roots in BORDERTOWN on FOX
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

Multiple Emmy Award winner Hank Azaria (THE SIMPSONS) has been cast as BUD BUCKWALD, the lead voice role on BORDERTOWN, the new animated comedy from FAMILY GUY's Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane. Azaria joins the previously announced voice cast of Alex Borstein (FAMILY GUY, “Getting On”), Missi Pyle (“Jennifer Falls,” “Gone Girl”), Judah Friedlander (“30 Rock”), Nicholas Gonzalez (SLEEPY HOLLOW) and guest voice Efren Ramirez (“Napoleon Dynamite”). (more...)

What's On! Philly/South Jersey 2014-15 Theater Season
by Pati Buehler - Jul 17, 2014

Looking for an exciting night of theater and great food in the city of Philadelphia? Or perhaps take in a 'Dinner and a Show' in one of its posh suburbs? Or maybe you'd enjoy a trip to South Jersey for a great new theater experience. Whatever you choose you'll find a variety of some familiar classics and a mix of some original works right here in the Delaware Valley. Come visit some of our regions finest professional theaters just a few hours outside of New York City. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen Young Vic's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Live in HD, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The National Theatre has just announced that the Young Vic theatre's hotly-anticipated new production of A Streetcar Named Desire, with Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois, will be broadcast live from the Young Vic's London home to The Ridgefield Playhouse (and to cinemas worldwide) on Tuesday, September 16, at 7 p.m. This is the fastest-selling show in the Young Vic's history, and tickets are incredibly scarce, so the opportunity to see it on the wide-screen is not-to-be-missed! (more...)

National Theatre Live Will Broadcast Young Vic's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE with Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster & More this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Celebrating its 5th year bringing live theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE has announced an international broadcast of the Young Vic / Joshua Andrews co-production of Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby in Tennessee Williams' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, directed by Benedict Andrews. It will be broadcast live from London's Young Vic Theatre on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Dates will vary at venues internationally and encore screenings will follow. (more...)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Starring Gillian Anderson & Ben Foster to Be Broadcast Live in Cinemas
by Movies News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic's history, Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater Adds Bathsheba Doran's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX and Nick Jones' VERITE to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced the addition of two new plays to its 2014-2015 season: THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX by Bathsheba Doran, to be directed by Sam Gold, which begins previews Thursday, February 5, and opens on Monday, March 2, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater; and the LCT3 production of VERITE by Nick Jones, to be directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, beginning Saturday, January 31 through Sunday, March 15, and opening on Wednesday, February 18 at the Claire Tow Theater. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Evocative SALT Lingers After the Lights Dim at the NAF
by David Fick - Jul 10, 2014

SALT is an incredibly satisfying theatrical experience, the emergence of a new voice within the South African theatre landscape. (more...)

A DANCE OF DEATH to Play Finborough Theatre, Begin. 5 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre from Cerberus Theatre, the UK premiere and the English world premiere of controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth's Sommer 14 - A Dance of Death in a brand new translation opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 5 August 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 7 August at 7.30pm). (more...)

New Musicals Inc. Announces Broadway Producers as Conference Panelists, 7/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

New Musicals Inc. announces the line-up of panelists for the fifth biennial BIZ OF THE MUSICAL THEATRE BIZ CONFERENCE, set for July 18-20 in North Hollywood. (more...)

Tony Nominee Domhnall Gleeson Among Cast of STAR WARS - EPISODE VII
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have announced the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII! Included in the cast is Tony nominee Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter) as well as off-Broadway vets Oscar Issac and Adam Driver (more...)

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Announces Nine World Premieres for Its 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) celebrates its 10th Anniversary Season in 2014 - 2015 with the announcement of nine more world premiere commissions, a whole new concert series, new names for its existing series and the return of some its most revered musicians and collaborators. The season is titled Great Expectations 'because it refers to the high expectations we have had for ROCO since inception,' said Alecia Lawyer, ROCO Founder and Artistic Director, 'and the higher goals we have set for ourselves in our second decade.' The title also refers to a number of literary themes that will run throughout much of the season. (more...)

THE ARSONISTS, GREAT EXPECTATIONS & More Set for Strawdog Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Strawdog Theatre Company and Interim Artistic Director Hank Boland are proud to announce their 2014 - 2015 season, 'Deniable Truths / Undeniable Lies.' The 27th season takes place at the Strawdog Theatre space in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, 3829 N. Broadway St. Subscriptions for the season are available now at Strawdog Theatre's Box Office, 773.528.9696, or go to strawdog.org. Single tickets for each production go on July 1, 2014. (more...)

J.K. Rowling's THE CASUAL VACANCY Heading to TV Mini-Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

J.K. Rowling's novel THE CASUAL VACANCY will be adapted into a three-hour miniseries. (more...)

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