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Mark Hellinger Theatre (New York, NY)
237 West 51st St.

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Merlin was a musical based on a concept by popular illusionist Doug Henning and Barbara De Angelis, written by Richard Levinson and William Link, with music (and incidental music) written by Elmer Bernstein and lyrics by Don Black.



Merlin opened on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on February 13, 1983 and closed on August 7, 1983 after 199 performances and 69 previews. It was directed by Ivan Reitman and choreographed by Christopher Chadman and Billy Wilson. The cast included Henning as Merlin, Chita Rivera as an evil sorceress and, in supporting roles, newcomer Nathan Lane and a young Christian Slater.


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by - May 29, 2015

AMC revealed an all-new trailer for the upcoming drama series HUMANS. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Behind-the-Scenes of FOLLIES with National Theater Institute Alum Ted ChapinBWW Exclusive: Behind-the-Scenes of FOLLIES with National Theater Institute Alum Ted Chapin
by National Theater Institute - May 26, 2015

The National Theater Institute includes a vibrant community of over 3,500 alumni. The many talents of these actors, writers, directors, and designers can be seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in films, television, London's West End, and at every major regional theater in the U.S. Today, in an excerpt from EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE: THE BIRTH OF THE MUSICAL FOLLIES, we hear from Ted Chapin (NTI Fall '70) who called his semester-away at NTI an 'extraordinary' 'experimental off-campus theater program.' (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

Gloucester Stage kicks off the 36th season of producing professional theatre on Cape Ann with Richard Nelson's Sweet and Sad opening on May 28 and running through June 20 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

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by Walter McBride - May 20, 2015

Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Throughout the month, we will continue our Tonys coverage by bringing you exclusive photos by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! Below, meet Nathaniel Parker, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play nominee for Wolf Hall: Parts 1&2. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

            The grandeur of ancient British and Welsh legend and lore brought to life through the eyes of the fabled master of Wizardry and Wit, the Magical and Mysterious Merlin the Enchanter, who re-creates the exciting and dramatic story of how young Arthur came to be one of the most celebrated kings in history. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Greenwich actor Peter Craze is returning to Greenwich Theatre this month as director of the first stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray since John Osborne's TV dramatisation in 1976. (more...)

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by Movies News Desk - May 14, 2015

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by TV News Desk - May 14, 2015

AMC today announced its new eight-part drama series “Humans” will premiere Sunday, June 28th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Kate Fleetwood Leads HIGH SOCIETY, Beginning Tonight at the Old VicKate Fleetwood Leads HIGH SOCIETY, Beginning Tonight at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Cole Porter's classic feel-good musical HIGH SOCIETY comes to The Old Vic in a glittering new production staged in the round. Kate Fleetwood will star as socialite 'Tracy Lord' in the show, to be directed by Olivier-winning director and musical star Maria Friedman (Merrily We Roll Along). HIGH SOCIETY started previews April 30 with an official opening tonight, May 14, 2015. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

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by TV News Desk - May 12, 2015

ABC continues its commitment to great storytelling with the announcement of its 2015-16 slate of programming, including the addition of 10 new series. Paul Lee, president, ABC Entertainment Group, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)

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by TV News Desk - May 11, 2015

Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, today unveiled the FOX primetime slate for the 2015-2016 television season to the national advertising community (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and BroadwayWorld.com have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. On June 10 (6PM) please join us for a Conversations screening of LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: THE NANCE, Q&A with Nathan Lane?. Moderated by BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge, the event will take place at The New School - Tishman Auditorium (63 Fifth Ave). (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

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Stephen Fry & More to Celebrate THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY's 125th AnniversaryStephen Fry & More to Celebrate THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY's 125th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

The St. James Studio has announced a series of talks and events taking place in conjunction with European Arts Company's new adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray, running from 15 to 20 June 2015, culminating in a gala performance of the production on Saturday 20 June, which will celebrate exactly 125 years since the publication of Oscar Wilde's famous novel. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public just announced its upcoming performances, June 10-21, 2015. Visit us at www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows, or scroll down for more details! (more...)

James & Jack Fox to Lead West End Transfer of DEAR LUPINJames & Jack Fox to Lead West End Transfer of DEAR LUPIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Father and son James Fox and Jack Fox star in this brand new stage adaptation of the best-selling Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year Dear Lupin, Letters to a Wayward Son in which renowned journalist and author Roger Mortimer's brilliantly hilarious, often touching and always generous letters to his unruly son Charlie are now vividly brought to life. The production transfers to the Apollo Theatre following a successful UK tour, opening on 3 August, with previews from 30 July, and runs for a strictly limited season until 19 September. (more...)

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by Movies News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Over 500 filmmakers, celebrities, media and screen industry representatives turned out to celebrate the very best in Western Australian screen production at the 27th Annual WA Screen Awards (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Nathan Lane!BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Nathan Lane!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 28, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation followed a special screening of LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: THE NANCE, featuring Nathan Lane and moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Laverne Cox Joins Madame Tussauds to Support San Francisco PRIDE WeekLaverne Cox Joins Madame Tussauds to Support San Francisco PRIDE Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

At today's San Francisco Pride press conference, Madame Tussauds San Francisco revealed their newest wax figure, Laverne Cox, celebrating her stance on equality and inclusion within the LGBT community. The reveal was accompanied by a surprise side-by-side appearance by the esteemed actress. (more...)

Theatre for Young America to Offer Three Theatre Arts Project Camps in JulyTheatre for Young America to Offer Three Theatre Arts Project Camps in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Theatre for Young America presents three July Theatre Arts Project drama camps this summer for young people grades 4th through 12th grade. (more...)

ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME & THE MUPPETS Head to Comic Con PanelsABC's ONCE UPON A TIME & THE MUPPETS Head to Comic Con Panels
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

On Saturday, July 11, it's a day filled with magic as ABC's fan favorite, “Once Upon a Time,” returns to Comic-Con for its fifth consecutive year with a panel that will discuss the upcoming season (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Capital Partners will acquire over 60% of the shares in Stage Entertainment, the international theatre production company founded by Joop van den Ende. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, St James Theatre Studio, June 15 2015BWW Reviews: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, St James Theatre Studio, June 15 2015
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Gary Naylor sees a version of a classic that shows plenty of teeth that snarl as well as smile. (more...)

'ELEPHANT MAN' Star John Hurt Reveals Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis'ELEPHANT MAN' Star John Hurt Reveals Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis
by Movies News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

British actor John Hurt has revealed that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. (more...)

KulturfestNYC, The Skivvies, Dawn Landes & More Headed for Joe's Pub, 6/17-28KulturfestNYC, The Skivvies, Dawn Landes & More Headed for Joe's Pub, 6/17-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming nightly performances running June 17-28, 2015. Scroll down for details, or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows. (more...)

Tony Winner & OLIVER! Star Ron Moody Dies at 91Tony Winner & OLIVER! Star Ron Moody Dies at 91
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 11, 2015

Variety reports that actor Ron Moody, perhaps best known for his role as 'Fagin' in the Charles Dickens novel adaptation OLIVER!, has passed away at the age of 91. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform DISTANT WORLDS Concert, 8/1Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform DISTANT WORLDS Concert, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The official symphony concert world tour Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY arrives at Heinz Hall on Saturday, August 1 at 8 p.m. as part of the Summer with the Symphony series. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

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Liam Garrigan to Play King Arthur in ONCE UPON A TIMELiam Garrigan to Play King Arthur in ONCE UPON A TIME
by Sally Henry - Jul 5, 2015

Camelot has found its chosen king. (more...)

Starz Greenlights Fourth Season of Hit Original Series BLACK SAILSStarz Greenlights Fourth Season of Hit Original Series BLACK SAILS
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Starz announced today that its Emmy®-winning Original series “Black Sails” has been greenlit for a fourth season. (more...)

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by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Starz announced today that its Emmy(R)-winning Original series 'Black Sails' has been greenlit for a fourth season. The series is created by Jonathan E. Steinberg ('Jericho,' 'Human Target') and Robert Levine ('Touch') and executive produced by Michael Bay (the Transformers franchise, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor), and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Purge), as well as Chris Symes (Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Eragon) and Dan Shotz ('Jericho,' 'Harper's Island'). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Shakespeare's Globe to Make Edinburgh Fringe Debut with SHAKESPEARE UNTOLDPhoto Flash: First Look - Shakespeare's Globe to Make Edinburgh Fringe Debut with SHAKESPEARE UNTOLD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

London's world-renowned venue Shakespeare's Globe makes its Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut with two shows from the acclaimed family-friendly series Shakespeare Untold, running 5 - 31 August 2015 (previews 5 - 7 August; no shows 12, 19 & 26 August) at Pleasance Courtyard. Shakespeare Untold features Romeo and Juliet (The Party Planner's Tale) and Titus Andronicus (The Piemaker's Tale) by Harper Ray and Adam Sibbald, based on the plays of William Shakespeare. Scroll down for a first look at the stars in action! (more...)

Chiller Announces Start of Production & Cast for Psychological Thriller SLASHERChiller Announces Start of Production & Cast for Psychological Thriller SLASHER
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Chiller today announced casting and start of production for Slasher, an eight episode, one-hour psychological thriller series from Shaftesbury (more...)

ELTC & CM Film Society to Present THE GENERALELTC & CM Film Society to Present THE GENERAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

An accurate recreation of a Civil War episode, hundreds of extras, dangerous stunt sequences, and a real locomotive falling from a burning bridge into a gorge far below - the most expensive shot of the entire silent film era - and it all can be seen in "The General" on Sunday, August 9 at 8:30pm, co-sponsored by East Lynne Theater Company and The Cape May Film Society.  (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

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by Movies News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The 1963 animated fantasy The Sword in the Stone, has been added to the agenda! (more...)

Caroline Routh Named New Executive Director of NuffieldCaroline Routh Named New Executive Director of Nuffield
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Nuffield announces the appointment of Caroline Routh to the company's new position of Executive Director. (more...)

Cast Set for Sam Shepard's THE LATE HENRY MOSS at Southwark PlayhouseCast Set for Sam Shepard's THE LATE HENRY MOSS at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Two brothers, Earl and Ray, travel to Bernalillo New Mexico upon the mysterious death of their estranged father, Henry. Over a bottle of bourbon and a box of old photographs, they try to reconcile their very different childhood memories. Earl's version of Henry's death doesn't add up; so Ray determines to find the truth.  As Ray plays detective we encounter Henry's bizarre collection of friends as the story of his last days is uncovered. Family tensions are blown apart as Ray discovers more than he'd bargained for… (more...)

AMC to Present BACK TO THE FUTURE Marathon in Celebration of Film's 30th AnniversaryAMC to Present BACK TO THE FUTURE Marathon in Celebration of Film's 30th Anniversary
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

AMC is going "Back to the Future" by celebrating the 30th anniversary of the iconic film trilogy with an all-day marathon of "Back to the Future," "Back to the Future II" and "Back to the Future III." (more...)

National Theatre Wales to Present WAR MUSICNational Theatre Wales to Present WAR MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Renowned theatre-makers Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes, celebrated for their recent, large-scale interpretations of Aeschylus' The Persians and Shakespeare's and Brecht's Coriolan/us with National Theatre Wales, will bring their trademark vision to this multimedia staging of Christopher Logue's filmic poem War Music, derived from Homer's account of the last years of the Trojan War. (more...)

ABC to Spotlight Its Creatives & Stars  at D23 EXPO 2015ABC to Spotlight Its Creatives & Stars at D23 EXPO 2015
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

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Nuffield Announces Autumn, Winter SeasonNuffield Announces Autumn, Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Nuffield's Director Samuel Hodges, now in his second year leading the company, announces the upcoming autumn/winter season, alongside plans for his Nuffield directorial debut. (more...)

VIDEO: Comic-Con - First Look - BRAVE's Merida is Newest Disney Character to Visit ONCE UPON A TIMEVIDEO: Comic-Con - First Look - BRAVE's Merida is Newest Disney Character to Visit ONCE UPON A TIME
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The upcoming Season 5 of ONCE UPON A TIME will revolve around the Savior, Emma Swan, and her search for Merlin who will be the only one who can save her from becoming The Dark One. (more...)

Photo Flash: Melissa Errico Surprises Cast of West End's HIGH SOCIETYPhoto Flash: Melissa Errico Surprises Cast of West End's HIGH SOCIETY
by Nora Dominick - Jul 13, 2015

The stars of the current London revival of HIGH SOCIETY (playing at The Old Vic Theater) welcomed the original leading lady of the Broadway company, last night as Melissa Errico stopped by to show her support for the production. (more...)

Photo Flash: ABC Releases New Shots from ONCE UPON A TIME Season 5Photo Flash: ABC Releases New Shots from ONCE UPON A TIME Season 5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

Get excited, Oncers. BroadwayWorld has just obtained the first stills from the newest season. Check out some pics from ONCE UPON A TIME Season 5 below! (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

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VIDEO: First Look - A&E's New Original Scripted Series DAMIENVIDEO: First Look - A&E's New Original Scripted Series DAMIEN
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A&E Network will premiere the new original scripted drama series, "Damien." The hour-long drama from FOX 21 Television Studios and executive producer Glen Mazzara is a follow-up to the classic horror film, The Omen. (more...)

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Deadline reports that Season 5 of ABC's hit show ONCE UPON A TIME will feature characters from the well-known fantasy-land of Camelot. (more...)

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