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BAFTA to Host A LIFE IN PICTURES With Ray Winstone
by Movies News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced that Ray Winstone, the BAFTA-nominated and Emmy-winning actor, will discuss his craft and career at a special 'BAFTA A Life in Pictures' event at BAFTA's headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London, on Sunday 5 October. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Sets Fall 2014 Repertory - AS YOU LIKE IT and RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with an all-male Shakespeare repertory: AS YOU LIKE IT presented in rotating repertory with RICHARD II. Bringing together the best professional actors and designers from Philadelphia and across the country, Artistic Director Alexander Burns leads this collective of artists on a mission to ignite the classics through visceral, actor-focused and text-driven productions. (more...)

Donizetti's ANNA BOLENA to Screen This Sunday at the San Francisco Public Library
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Merola Opera Program and the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch are pleased to present the second season of Merola Goes to the Movies, the free, opera-on-film series. Donizetti's powerful opera Anna Bolena will be screened this Sunday, September 21, at 1 pm in the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch (100 Larkin Street). Doors for first come seating open at 12:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: EQUIVOCATION, It's all in the Details and Theatricum Gets Them All Right
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 12, 2014

Throughout two thirds of Bill Cain's political thriller EQUIVOCATION, a confused Shagspeare (known to us otherwise as Shakespeare and played by Ted Barton) keeps asking questions and getting answers that don't make sense. Finally a circumspect Father Garnet (Franc Ross) tells him to look for the question beneath the question and suddenly the pieces of the puzzle start to fall into place. (more...)

Charlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey to Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Elmer Gantry, a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. This will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre October 7 - November 9, Signature's production will include several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Presents THE REAL TUDORS: KINGS AND QUEENS REDISCOVERED, Now thru March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Hidden portraits - and even a dead animal - have been discovered lurking underneath some of the most iconic portraits of the Tudor monarchs. They are revealed for the first time in a major display opening at the National Portrait Gallery today 12 September. (more...)

Henry VIII in New York? WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES in Talks for Broadway Transfers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Following a sell-out run at the RSC's Swan Theatre, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies are currently playing in the West End at the Aldwych Theatre, and according to the New York Times, they might travel across the pond soon! (more...)

TALES OF A COUNTRY DOCTOR is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

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Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis to Star in BBC Miniseries WOLF HALL
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2014

Damian Lewis will play Henry VIII opposite Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell in the much anticipated adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize-winning novels which has begun filming. (more...)

Maren Montalbano and Piffaro, The Renaissance Band to Perform 5/16 at the Eastern State Penitentiary
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

As she awaited her untimely end in the Tower of London, King Henry VIII's second wife Anne Boleyn is said to have penned the poem, "O Death, rock me to sleep." On May 16th, the executed queen's words will haunt the cellblocks of Eastern State Penitentiary, brought back to life by Piffaro, The Renaissance Band and mezzo-soprano Maren Montalbano. (more...)

Caroline Langrishe, Sara Bahadori & More Join Arcola Theatre's THE NIGHTMARES OF CARLOS FUENTES
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

The full cast for The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes are Caroline Langrishe (Lydia King), Sara Bahadori (Case Worker/Sahar Husain) and Selva Rasalingam (Kevin/Khaled Al Hamrani) who join the previously announced Nabil Elouahabi (Carlos Fuentes). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Philadelphia's Piffaro Scores A Hit With Its PRISONERS AND PENITENTS Season Close
by Marakay Rogers - May 23, 2014

The internationally noted Renaissance ensemble performed music to lament one's fate by, inside one of Pennsylvania's most historic prisons. It's worth performing anywhere. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of RSC's WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES in the West End
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

On Saturday 17th May, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies celebrated their opening night at the Aldwych Theatre, London WC2. After the performance, creative team, cast and guests headed to The Royal Horseguards in Whitehall for a party. Check out the photos below! (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, GIDION'S KNOT & More Set for NextStop Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

NextStop Theatre Company has announced the line up for their 2014/15 main stage season. The second season for the DC area's most talked about new theatre company features an eclectic mixture of titles that includes a contemporary comedy, a period drama, two musicals, a long running Off-Broadway hit, and a regional premiere. (more...)

Review Roundup: RSC's WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES
by Review Roundups - May 19, 2014

On Saturday 17th May, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies celebrated their opening night at the Aldwych Theatre, London WC2. The West End company includes Ben Miles as Cromwell, Nathaniel Parker as Henry VIII, Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn, Paul Jesson as Cardinal Wolsey and Lucy Briers as Katherine of Aragon. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BRING UP THE BODIES, Aldwych Theatre, May 17 2014
by Gary Naylor - May 18, 2014

Gary Naylor sees an ambitious, clever and tremendously rewarding adaptation of Hilary Mantel's award-winning historical novels, transferred from the RSC's Stratford-upon-Avon home to the West End for a summer season. (more...)

Maren Montalbano and Piffaro, The Renaissance Band Perform Today at the Eastern State Penitentiary
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

As she awaited her untimely end in the Tower of London, King Henry VIII's second wife Anne Boleyn is said to have penned the poem, 'O Death, rock me to sleep.' Today, May 16th, the executed queen's words will haunt the cellblocks of Eastern State Penitentiary, brought back to life by Piffaro, The Renaissance Band and mezzo-soprano Maren Montalbano. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Lydia Leonard, Anne Boleyn in RSC's WOLF HALL And BRING UP THE BODIES
by Carrie Dunn - May 11, 2014

As a Tudor history obsessive, it's a source of constant professional frustration to me that I can never ask some of the key players the questions that would establish the truth behind the myths and mysteries. Performers taking on roles of iconic real-life people, however, get to sift through the sources to understand the figure they're portraying. (more...)

A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST, Helmed by Aaron Posner and Teller, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and William Russo, Managing Director; presents the last production of its 2013/14 Season, THE TEMPEST, adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller from the play by William Shakespeare, with magic by Teller, music by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, and movement by Matt Kent of Pilobolus. (more...)

RSC's WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES Transfer to the Aldwych Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company's sell-out productions of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies transfer to the Aldwych Theatre from tonight, 1 May, for a strictly limited season until 6 September. (more...)

TALES OF A COUNTRY DOCTOR is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

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'Homeland's Damian Lewis to Return to Broadway in NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

The Emmy-winning star revealed that theater audiences can look forward to seeing him next spring on the Broadway stage in a new production of 'Night of the Iguana.' (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET to Folger Theatre, July 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The London-based Shakespeare's Globe will bring their global touring production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet to Folger Theatre for three performances only on July 25 and 26, 2014, making it the only east coast stop for the company in the United States. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, the production is a fresh, pared-down version of the classic tragedy of deferred revenge. (more...)

APPLAUSE's Penny Fuller Set for Q&A at Spiral Theater Studio, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

In Celebrating Penny Fuller's stellar career, she will be sharing the stage with Richard Skipper recounting a 50+ year career in theater, television, film and in cabaret. She will be telling these stories to Richard Skipper of 'Richard Skipper Celebrates!' who interviews celebrities by blog and in a live setting such as the Spiral Theater Studio to get the essence of the artist's complete body of work. (more...)

BRING UP THE BODIES/WOLF HALL Extend Until Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Due to overwhelming success, Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company are thrilled to announce that Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies will extend by four weeks. The productions will now play at the Aldwych Theatre until 4 October 2014. Tickets for the extension go on public sale today. (more...)

Scoop: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on THE CW - Thursday, July 3, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 12, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, airing on THE CW on Thursday, July 3, 2014! (more...)

Tina Packer's JULIUS CAESAR to Run 6/27-8/30 at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Idealism, ambition, conspiracy, honor, greed, betrayal and the lust for power-echoes of our own modern politics-are all on tap in Shakespeare's potent and bloody Julius Caesar. Last performed at the Company in 1993, Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer delivers audiences her 'bare-Bard' production of Caesar, marking its final leg of a three city tour-Orlando, Florida, Prague in the Czech Republic, and now at home in Lenox, with Shakespeare & Company. With 7 actors playing multiple roles this poetry-filled psychological and political thriller follows the conspiracy and assassination of the omnipotent Roman leader, and the consequences that ensue from his brutal murder. Performances run in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre June 27 - August 30.Press Opening is Friday, July 4 at 8:00pm. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery, London Presents THE REAL TUDORS: KINGS AND QUEENS REDISCOVERED, 9/12-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

A special display for the first time showing rare and important loans alongside nearly all the National Portrait Gallery's portraits of the Tudor monarchs will open at the National Portrait Gallery, prior to a major exhibition in Paris, it was announced today (10 June 2014). (more...)

Birmingham Stage Company's 'HORRIBLE HISTORIES' Coming to Sheffield Theatres, 15-19 July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

See history come to life on the Lyceum stage later this month with Birmingham Stage Company's Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain, featuring all new amazing 3D BoggleVision from Tuesday 15 July to Saturday 19 July. (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This August and September 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Offering Classes for Adults and Students
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is thrilled to announce an expanded roster of offerings for the upcoming Fall Semester of its Shakespeare Theatre Academy. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nabil Elouahabi, Caroline Langrishe and More in THE NIGHTMARES OF CARLOS FUENTES at The Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The full cast for The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes are Caroline Langrishe (Lydia King), Sara Bahadori (Case Worker/Sahar Husain) and Selva Rasalingam (Kevin/Khaled Al Hamrani) who join the previously announced Nabil Elouahabi (Carlos Fuentes). Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action at the Arcola Theatre! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Noel Coward Theatre, July 2014
by Carrie Dunn - Jul 24, 2014

The Tudors are always fashionable. From Hilary Mantel's books (and RSC adaptation) to the Philippa Gregory TV series, apparently audiences can't get enough of Henry VIII and his tempestuous family. The monarch at the heart of Shakespeare in Love, of course, is Elizabeth. (more...)

Arcola Theatre Sets THE NIGHTMARES OF CARLOS FUENTES Post Show Talk, 24 July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Iraq Now And In The Future, an exciting post show talk, has been scheduled to run in conjunction with The Nightmares Of Carlos Fuentes, at the Arcola Theatre, on Thursday 24 July at 9.00pm. The talk is free with any ticket to The Nightmares Of Carlos Fuentes (July offer preview tickets £9). (more...)

EURYANTHE Opens at Bard SummerScape this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

To enrich its immersion in "Schubert and His World," Bard SummerScape 2014 presents Euryanthe (1823) by Carl Maria von Weber, marking the opera's first American revival in 100 years. Headlined by Ellie Dehn, "a charismatic soprano with great stage presence" (Wall Street Journal), Bard's original staging is by Kevin Newbury, creator of SummerScape's "gold standard production" (WQXR) of Richard Strauss's Die Liebe der Danae. Euryanthe's five performances (July 25, 27 & 30; August 1 & 3) feature the festival's resident American Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of music director Leon Botstein, who also leads semi-staged performances of Schubert's own seldom-heard opera Fierrabras, starring Joseph Kaiser, on August 17, and of a double-bill of rarities - Schubert's one-act Singspiel Die Verschworenen and the first American presentation of Franz von Suppe's operetta Franz Schubert - on August 10. As the Financial Times concluded last season, "Some of the most important summer opera experiences in the U.S. are not at the better known festivals but at Bard SummerScape." (more...)

Photo Flash: MACBETH Opens at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Now Through 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

Visions of power captivate and corrupt as the star couple craft their dark fantasies into crimson reality in Shakespeare's Macbeth as envisioned by PSF Producing Artistic Director Patrick Mulcahy. Previewing July 17 and 18, and opening July 19 on the Main Stage, Macbeth runs through August 3. (more...)

Two Pence Theatre Company to Present WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN, 9/4-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Two Pence Theatre Company announces their 2014 production of Thomas Middleton's Women Beware Women, Thursday, Sept. 4 - Saturday, Sept. 27 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. The production is directed by Two Pence Theatre Company Member Kathryn Walsh. Previews run Thursday, Sept. 4, Friday, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Opening/Press night is Monday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. The regular production schedule, September 11 - 27, is Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets prices are $25 ($20 for previews) and are now on sale. To purchase tickets visit www.twopencetheatre.org/see and for more information about the company visit www.twopencetheatre.org. (more...)

Dennis Krausnick Plays Caesar for 14 Shows Only at Shakespeare & Company, 7/15-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

Shakespeare & Company's Dennis Krausnick, a founder and also Director of Training, steps into the title role of Julius Caesar for a brief run beginning July 15 through August 2. Nigel Gore, who has been playing Caesar since it opened several weeks ago, takes a short-term leave from the show after this weekend's performance on Sunday July 13-Gore will be back in the role Saturday, August 9. Krausnick was last seen on stage in the Playhouse in 2012's King Lear in the title role. See Krausnick's bio and photo links below. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LEND ME A TENOR, Opening the 2014 Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The wildly hilarious Tony-Award winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor opens tonight, July 11 at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Running in repertory with Shakespeare's Macbeth, the production continues through August 3 in the PSF Main Stage theatre on the campus of DeSales University. Get a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company's THE TEMPEST with Lisa Harrow Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2014

Chautauqua Theatre Company, under the leadership of Vivienne Benesch, Artistic Director, and Sarah Clare Corporandy, Managing Director, presents William Shakespeare's magical masterwork, The Tempest, directed by Jade King Carroll, playing August 8-15 on the Bratton Theatre Mainstage. The press opening is tonight (August 9) at 6:00pm. (more...)

Dr. Paul Carter Releases COUNTRY DOCTOR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

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Photo Coverage: Patrick Page Brings IT'S GOOD TO BE BAD to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 28, 2014

After a 54 Below debut in January that the New York Post's Michael Riedel called 'sensational', 'mesmerizing' and 'it brought down the house!', Patrick Page, recently of Casa Valentina, and Broadway's leading bad guy returned for an encore performance at 54 Below. (more...)

Patrick Page Ben Platt & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 25-31
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Patrick Page: Good To Be Bad, An Evening of Garland, Saycon Sengbloh, and Paulo Szot. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - ROCK OF AGES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 23, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters. BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's ROCK OF AGES below! (more...)

Patrick Page Returns to 54 Below for Encore Performance of 'Good to Be Bad', 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

After a 54 Below debut in January, Patrick Page, recently of Casa Valentina, AND BROADWAY'S LEADING BAD GUY returns for an encore performance AT 54 BELOW! (more...)

HERMAN'S HERMITS, Starring Peter Noone, Comes to the DuPoint Theatre, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

Universally regarded as one of Rock and Roll's finest and most versatile entertainers, Peter Noone is second to none, and he's bringing his show to the DuPont Theatre for one night only! Tickets are on sale now for this chart-topping show which takes place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 8pm. (more...)

Stoneham Theatre to Open 15th Season with DOUBT, 9/11-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Stoneham Theatre opens its 15th season with Doubt, John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, featuring Karen MacDonald and Gabriel Kuttner in the two lead roles. Performances run from September 11-28 at Stoneham Theatre, 395 Main Street in Stoneham. (more...)

Shakespeare on the Sound to Present 2 GENTS JR.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

A condensed version of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona, " complete with costumes and sets, is to be assembled by students age 6 to 14 and added to Shakespeare on the Sound's summer camps for 2014. (more...)

THE NIGHTMARES OF CARLOS FUENTES To Run At Arcola, July 2014
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 28, 2014

The World Premiere of The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes runs at the Arcola Theatre from 23 July until 16 August, with press night on 29 July 2014. Design is by Ellan Parry, lighting by Matt Eagland and sound by Andy Graham. Further casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

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