Merlin

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

Scoop: THE NIGHT SHIFT on NBC - Tuesday, May 27, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 9, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE NIGHT SHIFT, airing on NBC on Tuesday, May 27, 2014! (more...)

It's Official! Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly, Cush Jumbo Set for Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER at Circle in the Square This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

We've been reporting on the buzz since January, but now Hugh Jackman is making Broadway fan's May dreams come true! It's just been officially announced that Sonia Friedman Productions will present the Royal Court Theatre production of THE RIVER, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, and directed by Ian Rickson. (more...)

Merlin Productions Presents World Premiere of THE DIORAMA, 5/28-6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Merlin Productions presents THE DIORAMA a new play by Jennifer Brown Stone and David S. Stone, directed by David S. Stone with preview performances beginning May 28th prior to an official press opening of May 30th at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Merlin Productions' THE DIORAMA, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Merlin Productions presents THE DIORAMA a new play by Jennifer Brown Stone and David S. Stone, directed by David S. Stone, opening tonight, May 30th at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

European Arts Company Launches UK Tour of THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014

European Arts Company is set to tour to 43 venues in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with a new show about the libel and criminal trials of Oscar Wilde. The Trials of Oscar Wilde has been co-written with Merlin Holland who is Oscar Wilde's grandson and author of 'Irish Peacock and Scarlet Marquess: The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde'. (more...)

THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE to Play Special Performance to Benefit Stonewall, June 15
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

European Arts Company in association with Greenwich Theatre are delighted to announce a special charity performance of European Arts Company's critically acclaimed production of The Trials of Oscar Wilde in aid of the lesbian, gay and bisexual charity Stonewall. (more...)

Mark Bruce Company's DRACULA Announces 2014 UK Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

In 2013 Mark Bruce Company toured its darkly thrilling, critically acclaimed dance-theatre production DRACULA which won the company the prestigious South Bank Award for Dance. Including a four-week sellout run at London's glorious Victorian venue, Wilton's Music Hall, DRACULA also played to capacity audiences and universally excellent notices around the country. (more...)

MuleSoft Continues Growth Streak with Most Successful First Quarter in Company History, Achieves 97 Percent New Subscription Bookings Growth
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MuleSoft, the company that makes it easy to connect applications, data and devices, today announced its most successful first quarter on record, with 97 percent growth in new subscription bookings year-over-year and setting new records in hiring and funding. (more...)

Scoop: THE NIGHT SHIFT on NBC - Saturday, May 31, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 28, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE NIGHT SHIFT, airing on NBC on Saturday, May 31, 2014! (more...)

Douglas Carter Beane's THE NANCE, Starring Nathan Lane Heading to U.S. Theaters This June
by Movies News Desk - May 28, 2014

Douglas Carter Beane's 2013 drama The Nance, headlined by two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane, comes to more than 300 movie theatres in the U.S. and Canada for a limited run beginning June 23, 2014 (more...)

Merlin Productions Presents World Premiere of THE DIORAMA, Now thru 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Merlin Productions presents THE DIORAMA a new play by Jennifer Brown Stone and David S. Stone, directed by David S. Stone with preview performances beginning today, May 28th prior to an official press opening of May 30th at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Roger Allam and Colin Morgan in The Globe's THE TEMPEST, Hitting Cinemas Today
by Stage Tube - May 28, 2014

Below, watch a scene from the Shakespeare's Globe production of THE TEMPEST, hitting UK cinemas from today, 28 May 2014! (more...)

Watch a Sneak Peek at New NBC Series THE NIGHT SHIFT, Premiering Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2014

The series premieres tonight, Tuesday May 27th at 10-11 p.m. ET on NBC. (more...)

Scoop: THE NIGHT SHIFT on NBC - Tonight, May 27, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 27, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE NIGHT SHIFT, airing on NBC tonight, May 27, 2014! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Mad Ones' World Premiere of THE ESSENTIAL STRAIGHT AND NARROW, Now Through 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014

The Mad Ones will present the World Premiere of The Essential Straight & Narrow May 22 - June 14, 2014, created by The Mad Ones and directed by Lila Neugebauer. Check below to see pictures from the production! (more...)

The Mad Ones' THE ESSENTIAL STRAIGHT & NARROW Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Two years ago, The New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater (new neighbors in the historic Archive Building on Christopher Street) kicked-off their exciting new developing and presenting initiative: the Archive Residency. The Archive Residency offers select independent theatre companies a two-year commitment of space, artistic support, and institutional continuity for the development and presentation of a new work. (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...)

BWW Interviews: Fringe Spotlight: THE WEREWOLVES OF HOLLYWOOD BLVD, A Damnable Rock Musical
by Ellen Dostal - May 21, 2014

From the wild world of Michael Shaw Fisher who brought you previous Fringe hits Exorcistic: The Rock Musical Parody Experiment and Doomsday Cabaret, comes The Werewolves of Hollywood Boulevard, A Damnable Rock Musical. (more...)

Accenture Supply Chain and Inventory Management Transformation Project Improves Time-to-Shelf for Leroy Merlin's Products in Russia
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Accenture designed a solution that aims to improve the efficiency of Leroy Merlin's Russian enterprise logistics system by creating greater transparency of supplies and more accurate and reliable calculation of inventory costs based on management accounting and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The solution will help Leroy Merlin eliminate discrepancies in inventory valuation and automate a variety of manual processes used to manage its supply chain operations across three of its distribution centres, serving 28 stores in 16 Russian cities and offering a combined product catalogue in excess of 35,000 items. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre Announces New Play Commissions
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

People's Light is proud to announce new play commissions for Eisa Davis, Colman Domingo, Kate Fodor, Karen Hartman, Dominique Morisseau, and Kathryn Petersen. These six playwrights are the first participants in our New Play Frontiers residency program. New Play Frontiers is an initiative to conceive, develop, and produce new plays that explore our American identity through stories of deep meaning to specific populations in the five-county region that surround our theatre. (more...)

China's Most Popular Game, An Action Fighter, Being Released in the U.S. by Kabam
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Kabam, the leader in the western world for free-to-play core games for traditional players, announced today that 'Blades of Excalibur,' an action-fighter that was the most popular game in all of China for 2013, is being released in the United States. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Roger Allam and Colin Morgan in The Globe's THE TEMPEST, Hitting Cinemas May 28
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2014

Below, watch a scene from the Shakespeare's Globe production of THE TEMPEST, hitting UK cinemas from 28 May 2014! (more...)

Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane to Reunite in IT'S ONLY A PLAY on Broadway This Fall; Jack O'Brien to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

The New York Times reports that THE PRODUCERS stars Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane will reunite in a new version of Terrence McNally's IT'S ONLY A PLAY, directed by Jack O'Brien and opening on Broadway in September 2014. No word yet on where the show will run. (more...)

Olympic Winner Gabby Douglas Receives Wax Likeness at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

American gymnast and 2012 Olympic two-time gold medalist, Gabby Douglas, today became the first star to unveil her wax figure at the city's newest wax attraction, Madame Tussauds San Francisco. (more...)

WILDE WEEK to Kick Off July 7 at the St. James Studio, Featuring Oscar Wilde's Grandson Merlin Holland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Wilde Week, a week-long celebration of the life and work of Oscar Wilde, will take place from Monday 07 to Saturday 12 July 2014. (more...)

Sprite Films Unveils Winning Student Filmmakers with a Thirst to Take on Hollywood
by Movies News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

It's showtime! Today, Sprite Films pulls back the curtain to reveal the winning short films created by student filmmakers who showcase bold creativity and a relentless passion to tell stories through film. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Fringe Review: THE WEREWOLVES OF HOLLYWOOD BLVD Rocks the Fringe
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 28, 2014

I have to say...I really loved this crazy new rock musical. In my book, it's the kind of show that embodies all that is best about the Fringe, with its unconventional characters, sly direction (by Aaron Lyons), pert choreography (by Michelle LaVon), and wicked twist on a relevant message. (more...)

Snake Robot Market
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

LONDON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: (more...)

Douglas Carter Beane's THE NANCE, Starring Nathan Lane Hits to U.S. Theaters Today!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Douglas Carter Beane's 2013 drama The Nance, produced by Lincoln Center Theater and headlined by two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane, comes to more than 300 movie theatres in the U.S. and Canada for a limited run beginning today, June 23, 2014, during Gay Pride Week in many cities. In The Nance, celebrated playwright Douglas Carter Beane tells the story of Chauncey Miles (Nathan Lane), a headline nance performer in the twilight of New York burlesque's era. Integrating burlesque sketches into his drama, Beane paints the portrait of a homosexual man living and working in the secretive and dangerous gay world of 1930's New York, whose outrageous antics on the burlesque stage stand in marked contrast to his messy offstage life. This presentation is made possible by Screenvision, a leading innovator in cinema advertising, and Lincoln Center, the world's leading performing arts center. (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...)

Chita Rivera, Karen Ziemba & More Join National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's RAISING THE ROOF Lineup at Town Hall, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Tony Award-winners Chita Rivera and Karen Ziemba, Norman Norman Jewison, Academy Award-winning director of the 1971 film version of Fiddler on the Roof (Irving Thalberg Award Recipient), and Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Counsul General of Israel, have joined the lineup of Raising the Roof, an all-star benefit concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene, the 50th Anniversary of iconic American musical, Fiddler on the Roof, and the 90th birthday of its Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at New York's The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). (more...)

ELTC and The Cape May Film Society Present WINGS and THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

'Wings,' shown on June 22 at 8:30p.m., is the first of ELTC's and The Cape May Film Society's 'Sunday Film Series' with the theme 'Pilots and Pirates.' The other 'Pilot' film is 'The High and the Mighty' on June 29 and both are directed by William Wellman. The 'Pilot' films are 'The Crimson Pirate' and 'The Black Pirate' on August 3 and 10 at 8:30p.m. In the fall, on October 19 at 8:00p.m., the final day of the Cape May Film Festival, it's an evening of spooky classic silent short films. (more...)

Increasing Demand for Omnichannel Optimization and Improved Product Information Drives Growth for Stibo Systems
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Stibo Systems, the global leader in multidomain Master Data Management (MDM) solutions has achieved record year over year growth for the past 24 months due to continued market demand for its award-winning MDM solution, Stibo Systems STEP, and contributions from its expanding list of partners. Following last year's growth of more than 30 percent, Stibo Systems continued its momentum with an additional growth of 21 percent for their 2014 fiscal year which ended April 30, 2014. (more...)

The Chamberlain Group, Inc. Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Linear LLC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

ELMHURST, Ill., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Chamberlain Group, Inc. (CGI), a leader in residential garage door openers, commercial door operators, gate access solutions and related accessories under its Chamberlain and LiftMaster brands, announced today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Linear LLC (Linear). (more...)

Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney, Michael Tapley & More to Lead TUTS' THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the cast of The Best Little W...house In Texas, playing July 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

TUTS Announces Cast of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS - Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce the cast of The Best Little W…house In Texas, playing June 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

National Tour of CAMELOT Coming to TPAC, 11/4-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The national tour of Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT reimagines the classic tale of King Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot, and Nashville audiences can fall in love again with this beloved musical, which will play Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall for a limited, one-week engagement November 4-9. (more...)

Samantha Bond, Tom Hiddleston Among Nuffield's Associate Actors; 2014-15 Season to Feature Coen Brothers' THE HUDSUCKER PROXY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Nuffield Creative and Executive Director, Sam Hodges, announces the company's 50th anniversary season marked by the appointment of a team of new Associate Actors, to join the current team of Associates. (more...)

Illusionist Rob Lake Makes Home at Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal and Shoots New CW series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Rob Lake, acclaimed illusionist and star of the new CW network television series, is making a new home for himself at Atlantic City's iconic Trump Taj Mahal Casino. Lake is performing nightly for full houses through the end of August, after a long stent of his world tour and shooting the new CW series, Master of Illusions. The young, modern illusionist is relaxing at the Taj Mahal as his series gets ready to kick off, bringing his unique style to audiences all across America. (more...)

Carol Burnett to Serve as Creative Director of Music Academy's Cabaret Gala, 8/7; Marilyn Horne to Headline
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Iconic television star Carol Burnett is once again lending her unique gifts to the Music Academy of the West's Cabaret gala, serving as creative director of the annual fundraiser benefiting the Music Academy's full-scholarship program. The beloved performer is teaming up with legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne for coaching sessions on the art of musical comedy with the young vocalists headlining this year's Cabaret, which will take place on Thursday, August 7, in the Plaza del Sol rotunda of Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara. (more...)

WHBPAC's Musical Theatre Camp to Run 8/11-15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Calling all young actors and actresses! WHBPAC's Arts Education Program is looking for youngsters, ages 6* - 16, to participate in its week-long summer Musical Theatre Camp, King Arthur's Quest. Campers will rehearse from Monday, August 11 through Friday, August 15 culminating in a public performance on Friday night. The fee for the camp is $450. (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...)

Leroy Merlin Selects Manhattan Associates to Drive Omni-Channel Growth in Southern Europe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

BARCELONA and ATLANTA, July 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Supply Chain Commerce Solutions provider Manhattan Associates, Inc., (Nasdaq:MANH), today announced that Leroy Merlin, one of the world's leading home improvement retailers, has selected Manhattan Associates' Distributed Order Management (DOM) solution to optimize its omni-channel retail operations and facilitate the company's continued growth in Spain, Portugal and Italy. Leroy Merlin's adoption of DOM in Southern Europe extends a long-standing partnership with Manhattan having previously completed successful deployments of its Warehouse Management (WMS) and Supply Chain Intelligence (SCI) solutions at sites in both France and Italy. (more...)

NBC Renews Summer Medical Drama NIGHT SHIFT for Second Season
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

NBC has given the greenlight for a 14-episode second season of their summer medical drama NIGHT SHIFT. (more...)

Symphony Space Hosts FIDDLER AT 50 Gala Honoring Sheldon Harnick Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Tonight, April 28, Symphony Space will host its spring gala, Fiddler at 50, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Named Honorary Co-Chairs of Symphony Space's Gala Honoring Sheldon Harnick, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

On April 28, Symphony Space will host its spring gala, Fiddler at 50, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof. The evening will honor Sheldon Harnick, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist behind the iconic musical. Symphony Space's Gala is co-chaired by Lenore Davis and Amy Wilson. Honorary co-chairs for the evening are Mary Rodgers Guettel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Harold Prince, and Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Stephanie J. Block, Christian Hebel & More Set for FIDDLER AT 50 Symphony Space Gala, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

On April 28, Symphony Space will host its spring gala, Fiddler at 50, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof. The evening will honor Sheldon Harnick, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist behind the iconic musical. Symphony Space's Gala is co-chaired by Lenore Davis and Amy Wilson. Honorary co-chairs for the evening are Mary Rodgers Guettel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Harold Prince, and Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Harry Melling's PEDDLING Receives US Premiere at 'Brits Off Broadway', Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome HighTide Festival Theatre with the US premiere of PEDDLING, written and performed by Harry Melling, and directed by Steven Atkinson. PEDDLING begins performances tonight, April 23 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18. (more...)

Jackie Hoffman, Joshua Bell & More Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF 50th Anniversary Benefit Concert Lineup, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Joshua Bell, Frank London, Austin Pendleton and Jackie Hoffman have joined the lineup for Raising the Roof - an all-star benefit concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, its Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, and the 100thanniversary of The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene - on Monday, June 9th, at New York's The Town Hall. (more...)

European Arts Company to Launch UK Tour of THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE from May 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

European Arts Company is set to tour to 43 venues in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with a new show about the libel and criminal trials of Oscar Wilde. The Trials of Oscar Wilde has been co-written with Merlin Holland who is Oscar Wilde's grandson and author of 'Irish Peacock and Scarlet Marquess: The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde'. (more...)

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