Nation

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National Theatre (Olivier) (London, )
(Waterloo) South Bank
London,
Running Time
2 hours and 25 minutes, with interval
Schedule
In repertoire, check with theatre for details.
Price
£10-£42.50
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Following His Dark Materials, Coram Boy and War Horse, the National Theatre's latest spectacular family production is an exhilarating adventure story of survival and self-discovery based on a novel by Terry Pratchett.

A parallel world, 1860. Two teenagers thrown together by a tsunami that has destroyed Mau’s village and left Daphne shipwrecked on his South Pacific island, thousands of miles from home. One wears next to nothing, the other a long white dress; neither speaks the other’s language; somehow they must learn to survive. As starving refugees gather, Daphne delivers a baby, milks a pig, brews beer and does battle with a mutineer. Mau fights cannibal Raiders, discovers the world is round and questions the reality of his tribe’s fiercely patriarchal gods. Together they come of age, overseen by a foul-mouthed parrot, as they discard old doctrine to forge a new Nation.

Live music, thrilling dance and spectacular puppets combine to bring to life the spectacular and surprising world of Terry Pratchett's Nation on the National Theatre stage.

VIDEO: Mindy Kaling Talks Mind Blowing Nude Photos on LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Mindy Kaling stopped by last night's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN to talk about the recent nude photo scandal. Check out a clip from the appearance below! (more...)

Celebrity Chef Aaron McCargo Jr. and Fresenius Medical Care Present Football-Season Recipes for Dialysis Patients
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Football season is back in full swing, and Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the Nation's leading network of dialysis facilities, is once again teaming up with celebrity chef Aaron McCargo, Jr. to help dialysis patients share the excitement - and the fabulous food - that goes with America's favorite sport. FMCNA is bringing chef McCargo to several U.S. cities this fall to demonstrate his recipes for delicious, game-time dishes that dialysis patients can enjoy, while staying within their dietary guidelines. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

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Talari Co-Founder and CTO John Dickey Honored as Gold Stevie Award Winner in 2014 American Business Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

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Talari Co-Founder and CTO John Dickey Honored as Gold Stevie Award Winner in 2014 American Business Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

SAN JOSE, CA -  Talari Co-founder and CTO John Dickey was presented with a Gold Stevie® Award in the 'Information Technology Executive of the Year - Up to 2,500 Employees' category in The 12th Annual American Business Awards(SM). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek and Super-Tease for Syfy's Z NATION
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Consolidated Credit Celebrates Financial Literacy Among Hispanic-Americans During Hispanic Heritage Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - The 53 million Hispanic Americans that make up the Nation's largest minority group are expected to grow to 128 million by 2060. Unfortunately, something else continues to rise up, too the financial stress and the revolving balance credit card debt those Hispanic Americans have racked up. Due to financial pressure to support their families, many Latinos have turned to credit cards to make up for lost income and purchase everyday necessities. Furthermore, a substantial share of those Latino credit card users are experiencing difficulty managing their credit card debt, according to the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). (more...)

Ninth Annual Cherokee Art Market to Feature 150 Elite Artists, 10/11
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Phil Sanderson Presents Book Signing at the Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Phil Sanderson, author of the Amazon Bestseller '2018: An Uncivil War', will conduct a book signing at the Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library. From 2 a.m. to 6 p.m., he will be available to sell and sign copies of his book, '2018: An Uncivil War', to interested readers and guests at the library. He will sell hardcover copies for $31.99 and softbound copies for $23.95. As often as time allows, he will be happy to answer questions about his upcoming projects (e.g. 'The Saint Who Stole Christmas' and 'An Interstate Ghost Story: The Girl on the Highway'). '2018: An Uncivil War' depicts what the United States would look like if the Nation ever became completely divided over the issue of gun rights and gun control. After the federal government repeals the Second Amendment, the 2nd American Civil War occurs, requiring all Americans in civilian society and in government to takes sides. 'I try to fairly show both sides of the story,' he said, 'and allow the reader to pick a stance. And then I eventually pick my own position and run with it.' The book has an average of a 5-star rating on both the Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites. One of the reviewers has even remarked that some of the events in his story have come true. He humbly encourages all readers in Montgomery and the surrounding cities and counties to come out and support their local talent. (more...)

Unsigned Only Announces Grand Prize Winner in International Prestigious Music Competition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Unsigned Only Music Competition announced its 2014 winners, selected from over 8,000 entries worldwide. Judged by a roster of high-profile journalists and artists, Unsigned Only is a unique music competitionfor artists who are unsigned to a major label. (more...)

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REX'S EXES Opens 9/26 at Sam Bass Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

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National Geographic Channel to Premiere Season 2 of THE LEGEND OF MICK DODGE, 9/30
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

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Lisa Ramirez's TO THE BONE Opens Tonight at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The legendary Cherry Lane Theatre - which this year will celebrate its 90th anniversary as one of the Nation's most revered institutions for its commitment to producing new works for the stage - opens its 90th season with the world-premiere of Lisa Ramirez's play TO THE BONE directed by Lisa Peterson, set to open tonight, September 17 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village). The production runs through October 4. (more...)

Atlantic Broadband First to Deliver 1 Gigabit Internet Service in the Greater Miami Area
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

With this 1 Gigabit Internet service from Atlantic Broadband, Indian Creek residents now have the ability to download and upload data and files as fast as they can be saved to a computer hard drive. This means customers can download an entire digital movie (14 GB) in under two minutes or 25 songs in one second. Additionally, with this service customers can also video conference with 10 people at once, or work from home with a connection that is faster than what exists in most offices. Unique to Atlantic Broadband, the company's Gigabit service has no usage caps so customers can take full advantage of the tremendous speeds without any usage limitations. Atlantic Broadband offers the 1 Gigabit Internet service to Indian Creek Village residents in a package that also includes more than 350 TV channels, TiVo's multi-room DVR platform with access to Netflix content, and unlimited local and domestic calling for up to four phone lines. (more...)

Atlantic Broadband First to Deliver 1 Gigabit Internet Service in the Greater Miami Area
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

With this 1 Gigabit Internet service from Atlantic Broadband, Indian Creek residents now have the ability to download and upload data and files as fast as they can be saved to a computer hard drive. This means customers can download an entire digital movie (14 GB) in under two minutes or 25 songs in one second. Additionally, with this service customers can also video conference with 10 people at once, or work from home with a connection that is faster than what exists in most offices. Unique to Atlantic Broadband, the company's Gigabit service has no usage caps so customers can take full advantage of the tremendous speeds without any usage limitations. Atlantic Broadband offers the 1 Gigabit Internet service to Indian Creek Village residents in a package that also includes more than 350 TV channels, TiVo's multi-room DVR platform with access to Netflix content, and unlimited local and domestic calling for up to four phone lines. (more...)

Quality Systems, Inc. Earns Grand Stevie Award in 12th Annual American Business AwardsSM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The American Business Awards are the Nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S. are eligible to submit entries including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 3,300 entries were submitted for consideration across 200+ categories in this year's competition. (more...)

NBC Sports to Present Formula One at Singapore Grand Prix, 9/21
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

NBC Sports Group continues its presentation of the 2014 Formula One season “under the lights” this weekend, with comprehensive coverage of the Singapore Grand Prix across NBCSN, CNBC and NBC Sports Live Extra. Live race coverage begins Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, (more...)

Switch SUPERNAP and Intel Partner with UNLV to Boost Scientific Research and Economic Development
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

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Brooklyn Produces More 'Brilliants'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Popular Science magazine today announced its annual 'Brilliant 10' a list of scientists under age 38 who are poised to revolutionize their fields. Jonathan Viventi, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering, is among the 2014 cohort of 'brilliants'the third faculty member since 2010 to nab a coveted spot on the list. The October issue of Popular Science, featuring the Brilliant 10, is now available on newsstands and at popsci.com. (more...)

Colin Powell & More Set for 12th Season of HBO's REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 12th season FRIDAY, SEPT. 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at 11:00 p.m., exclusively on HBO. (more...)

American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala Raises Record-Breaking Amount
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The American Theatre Wing announced today that its annual gala, held this past Monday evening at the Plaza Hotel, was the most successful in the organization's history, raising over $750,000 (besting the previous record, which was set in 2013, by more than $50,000). All proceeds from the evening will benefit the education and outreach programs of the American Theatre Wing, which include SpringboardNYC, the Theatre Intern Network, the National Theatre Company Grants and the Jonathan Larson Grants, and will also support free access for students, aspiring professionals, and the general public to programming on AmericanTheatreWing.org, including the long running 'Working in the Theatre' media program. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Salutes Angela Lansbury- Inside the American Theatre Wing Gala!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2014

The American Theatre Wing held its annual gala earlier this week, September 15 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), honoring Dame Angela Lansbury, who has served as Honorary Chairman of the American Theatre WingBoard of Trustees since 2010. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you highlights from inside the gala, as well as interviews with the guests below! (more...)

VH1 Greenlights 'T.I. & Tiny' Spinoff TINY & SHEKINAH'S WEAVE TRIP
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

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New York Relay Service Celebrates 25 Years and Receives Title IV Public Service Award for People with Disabilities
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

“We are honored to celebrate the 25th anniversary of New York Relay Service,” said Robert Puckett, president of the New York State Telecommunications Association. “The center aims to empower people with disabilities through accessible technology like our innovative relay services and demonstrates how critical these services are to individuals in our state.” (more...)

HAIRSPRAY, CHAPATTI and More Set for FST's 2014-15 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Florida Studio Theatre announces its 14-15 Mainstage Season. Opening the season is the Tony Award winning musical Hairspray, followed by Regional Premieres of the emotionally stirring Dancing Lessons and the theatrical sensation of Fly. Finishing out the season is the Southeastern Premiere of the honest and uplifting Chapatti. (more...)

TeleCommunication Systems Promotes Lynne Seitz to Senior Vice President and General Manager, Safety & Security Group
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced the promotion of Ms. Lynne Seitz to Senior Vice President and General Manager of its Safety & Security Group. This appointment of Ms. Seitz, a 17-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, is the latest milestone in her career supporting customers' commercial and public safety initiatives. (more...)

Season Debut of ABC's THE VIEW Hits 8-Year High in Total Viewers
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Cinnabar's DRIVING MISS DAISY Begins 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Following five straight shows that extended their engagements, Cinnabar Theater proudly announces its next presentation: Driving Miss Daisy begins its run at Sonoma County's beloved professional theater on Friday, October 17 and is scheduled to close on Sunday, November 2. Come for a ride with Cinnabar to see the heartwarming and humorous show that has delighted millions of people around the world. (more...)

Border Grill Las Vegas Sets Team for New Location at Caesars
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Border Grill Las Vegas has announced their new all-star team, who will be leading the opening of the new location at The Forum Shops at Caesars. (more...)

Cyndi Lauper, Jennifer Hudson & More to Perform on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Finale, Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

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Pollyanna Theatre & LBJ Library to Present LIBERTY! EQUALITY! AND FIREWORKS!, 10/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Pollyanna Theatre, resident theatre company of the Long Center, is partnering with the LBJ Library on a special production for children, Liberty! Equality! And Fireworks! by Gregory S. Perrin opening October 11 - 19 at the Long Center, 701 West Riverside Drive, Austin. (more...)

The Paley Center for Media Announces Lineup for Second Annual PALEYFEST New York, October 11 to 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Paley Center for Media today announced the lineup of honorees for their second annual East Coast edition of the ultimate TV fan festival, PALEYFEST New York: The William S. Paley Television Festival. Citi is the official card of PALEYFEST New York, which will take place at The Paley Center for Media building from October 11 to 21. The star-studded events include the cast and creators of ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; AMC's The Walking Dead; CBS's Blue Bloods; FOX's Bob's Burgers and Gotham; FX's Archer; and NBC's Law & Order: SVU. (more...)

Alan Safier to Star in SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE at Queens Theatre, 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Queens Theatre will present the Tony-nominated play Say Goodnight Gracie, starring Alan Safier as George Burns, written by Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and directed by Michael White. The show will be at Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park) on Saturday, September 27 at 2pm & 8pm and on Sunday, September 28 at 3pm. Join Rupert Holmes, Alan Safier, and Moderator WABC's Sandy Kenyon for a lively talk-back after the 3pm performance on Sunday, September 28. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the American Theatre Wing Gala Honoring Angela Lansbury!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 16, 2014

The American Theatre Wing held its annual gala last night, September 15 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), honoring Dame Angela Lansbury, who has served as Honorary Chairman of the American Theatre Wing Board of Trustees since 2010. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from the glamorous red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

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Tom Colicchio to Host Bravo's New Competition Series BEST NEW RESTAURANT
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

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LULAC Hosts Second Annual Latinos Living Healthy Festival in LA
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Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

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