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National Theatre (Olivier) (London, )
(Waterloo) South Bank


2 hours and 25 minutes, with interval

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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 Mauís 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 otherís 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 tribeís 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.

The Coterie & The White Theatre at The J Announce 1st Co-Production: Disney's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Coterie Theatre and the White Theatre at "The J," the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, will come together to co-produce Disney's Newsies for a limited run in the Summer 2018. The show will mark The Coterie and The J's first collaboration, as well as the Kansas City region's first locally-produced production of Newsies. It will be co-directed by Coterie Producing Artistic Director, Jeff Church, and Jerry Jay Cranford, who will also serve as choreographer, with musical direction by Pam Williamson, veteran of 10 musicals at The J. Newsies will feature a cast of all-local professional and non-professional adult and youth actors, and will be performed live on stage at the White Theatre at The J, July 7-29, 2018. (more...)

Blue Star Award Winners Announced at Starlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

For the 15th consecutive year, Starlight Theatre has publicly applauded the outstanding achievements and talents of local high school musical theatre students. Last night's 2017 Blue Star Awards Ceremony gave hundreds of area teens an opportunity to perform musical numbers on Starlight's Cohen Community Stage while their teachers, peers, parents and others cheered them from the seats. Many of the students took home Blue Star Awards in recognition of their high school theatrical accomplishments. (more...)

PETER PAN Flies Into The Rose This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Audiences will be transported on a magical flight to Neverland for a swashbuckling musical that delivers non-stop action, spell-binding music and stunning choreography when Peter Pan takes flight at The Rose Theater, June 2-18, 2017.  (more...)

Diversionary Welcomes New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Diversionary Theatre in University Heights, San Diego, is thrilled to announce a brand new member of the staff, Jenny Case. The new leadership position of Managing Director has been created for Case, and will include working closely with Executive Artistic Director Matt M. Morrow on producing a the season of Mainstage productions, Cabarets, new play development and cultivating and managing patron relationships.  (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Free Shakespeare in the Park Starts 7/14
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to announce the dates of the 2017 FREE Shakespeare in the Park Tour! (more...)

Scoop: BLACK-ISH on ABC - Tuesday, June 13, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 26, 2017

Get all the scoop on BLACK-ISH, airing on ABC on Tuesday, June 13, 2017! (more...)

3rd Annual RED NOST DAY Raises Over $35 Million for Children In Need
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2017

The third annual RED NOST DAY took place today concluding a six-week campaign of activity across the country. The campaign raised at least $35 million to help children in need, and has now raised more than $95 million in its first three years in the U.S. (more...)

New Scripted Anthology Series TALES Premieres on BET 6/27
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2017

Legendary Music Executive and Murder Inc. founder Irv 'Gotti' Lorenzo has A Story to Tell and it's heading to BET Networks on June 27, 2017. ' (more...)

Scoop: REIGN Series Finale on THE CW - Friday, June 16, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 26, 2017

Get all the scoop on REIGN Series Finale, airing on THE CW on Friday, June 16, 2017! (more...)

Photo Flash: World War I Doughboys Raise Flag at Eternal Light Flagstaff in Madison Square Park
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

World War I Doughboy reenactors raised flag at the Eternal Light Flagstaff in Madison Square Park to mark the restoration of the monument yesterday, May 25. Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

Tulsa Opera Welcomes Sandra Willmann as New Director of Development
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Tulsa Opera, Oklahoma's oldest performing arts organization, announces Sandra Willmann as its new Director of Development. As a young person, she dreamed of becoming a singer. Recognizing her talents and strengths lie elsewhere, she followed a career path in fundraising and development that's led her back to her first love. (more...)

BWW Review: REBIRTH OF A NATION at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - May 26, 2017

Sometimes things sound really good on paper, but never fully pan out in their final incarNations. Paul D. Miller's ( aka  DJ Spooky) Rebirth of a Nation is a prime example of this scenario becoming reality. (more...)

FELIX AND FINGERS to Bring High-Energy Dueling Pianos Show to Raue Center
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Raue Center For The Arts has announced Felix and Fingers will bring their high-energy dueling pianos show to the stage throughout the 2017 - 2018 season! Some of the best live entertainment in the area comes to Raue Center select Thursdays before Lucy's Comedy Cafe starting at 8 p.m. on June 16, 2017! (more...)

Review Roundup: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musical NEXT TO NORMAL at East West Players
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

East West Players (EWP), the Nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce Nancy Keystone as director of our upcoming production of Next To Normal, which begins performances on May 11 and runs until June 11, 2017, with opening night on May 17.   (more...)

ESPN Opens College Football Season with Best Schedule of Any Network
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2017

ESPN opens the 2017 college football season with the best schedule of any network, a five-day slate (Aug. 31- Sept. 4) featuring No. 2 Florida State vs. No. 3 Alabama, the Big Ten's best teams (more...)

Stones to Be Added to Barter Theatre Walk of Fame
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

???????Barter Theatre will be honoring community leaders Howard McElroy and Ben Jennings with two stones placed in the Barter Theatre Walk of Fame for their achievements and impact with both Barter Theatre and the community on Friday, May 26. (more...)

Photo Flash: Radio City Rockettes Join Forces with the USO for Fleet Week and More
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Madison Square Garden Company announced today that the Radio City Rockettes and the United Service Organizations (USO) are re-energizing a more than 70-year association between the two historic organizations. The Radio City Rockettes are making various appearances across the country in the upcoming months to honor the courage and dedication of the service men and women and their families who have devoted their lives to serving their country. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre to Host Reading of ANGELS IN AMERICA to Benefit the ACLU
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

A Red Orchid Theatre hosts a benefit reading of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner. Conceived as a response from Chicago theatre artists to the current political climate, the event's proceeds will benefit A Red Orchid Theatre and the Chicago chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). (more...)

Showbiz Legend Bill Kenwright Signs Joe Mcelderry For Brand New Album: SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Following his performance on ITV1's Tonight At The Palladium last night, much-loved singer and actor Joe McElderry revealed that he will be releasing a brand new album this summer on Bill Kenwright's record label, BK Records. (more...)

Comedy Central's Annual UP NEXT Stand-Up Showcase Set for This June
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

Comedy Central will present its annual stand-up showcase, Up Next, previously known as Comics To Watch, at Colossal Clusterfest, the brand new comedy and music festival experience created by Comedy Central and Superfly, the brains behind Bonnaroo, and Outside Lands co-producer Another Planet Entertainment. (more...)

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants To Offer Free Entr'e To Active U.S. Military Members And Veterans On Memorial Day
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

In recognition of Memorial Day, McCormick & Schmick's will show its appreciation for our Nation's heroes by inviting active U.S. Military members, members of the National Guard, veterans, and Gold Star honorees to a complimentary lunch or dinner entre on Monday, May 29. (more...)

Guns N' Roses To Continue Thrilling Fans With Newly Added North American Stops On The Not In This Lifetime Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Unstoppable rock music icons Guns N' Roses will electrify fans into the fall, announcing today a series of fifteen additional North American Stadium and Arena stops on their ongoing worldwide Not In This Lifetime Tour.  Produced by Live Nation, the exhilarating global phenomenon is letting fans get closer with a newly added round of arena shows throughout the U.S. and Canada including stops at New York's famed Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles' Forum and Staples Center over Thanksgiving weekend.  In addition to the arena shows, a larger-than-life performance for the people of Little Rock, AK has been added on August 5 at War Memorial Stadium. Tickets for the new Stadium and Arena dates go on sale to the general public starting Saturday, June 3.  Exclusive Guns N' Roses VIP packages available for North American dates at (more...)

Scoop: NCIS: LOS ANGELES on CBS - Sunday, June 18, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, airing on CBS on Sunday, June 18, 2017! (more...)

Bela Fleck, The Wood Brothers & More Among 2nd Annual Suwannee Roots Revival Initial Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Suwannee Roots Revival taking place Thursday, October 12th, 2017 through Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, FL. (more...)

The Kennedy Center's JFK Centennial Celebration to Feature Brian Dennehy, Christopher Jackson, Taylor Mac, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE and More
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

With its JFK Centennial Celebration, The Kennedy Center honors exactly 100 years since the birth of its namesake with a special afternoon of readings, performances, and rare video footage featuring a star-studded roster of talent from theworlds of music, theater, dance, and TV/film on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 4 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Opera House. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony and Guest Conductor Vasily Petrenko to Present the Music of St. Petersburg
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Vasily Petrenko immerse audiences in the music of St. Petersburg during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto on June 9 and 11 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Chicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game written by D.L. Coburn, featuring Jeff Award winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, and directed by Ross Lehman. (more...)

Michigan Opera Theatre's Detroit Opera House Adds DiChiera Name
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The DiChiera Grand Salute, Michigan Opera Theatre's festive celebration honoring its retiring founder and artistic director David DiChiera, was a night full of highlights May 19. (more...)

Third Street Music School Settlement Awards the New York Community Trust Harris Scholarship
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Third Street Music School Settlement will be presenting three students graduating this June as recipients of the New York Community Trust Harris Scholarship.  This year's scholars, Emma Peleg, 17, Hale Sheffield, 17, and Jennifer Loo, 17, will each receive $25,000 over four years towards their college expenses.  Entering college in fall 2017, the scholars have been accepted to schools such as Yale University, Princeton University, Duke University, SUNY Stony Brook, Binghamton University, The New School, New York University, CUNY Hunter, CUNY Baruch, Oberlin College, and Northeastern University. (more...)

First Look - Bravo Premieres Season Three of ODD MOM OUT 7/12
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

Bravo Media's original scripted comedy series ODD MOM OUT, starring Jill Kargman, Abby Elliott, Andy Buckley, KK Glick, Sean Kleier, and Joanna Cassidy returns for season three on Wednesday, July 12 at 10 pm ET/PT. (more...)

2017 Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award Winner Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) is pleased to present the annual Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award to multi-award winning producer, presenter, playwright, director, designer and arts advocate Michele Decottignies. The award was presented at the annual PACT Conference in Charlottetown, PE. Michele was chosen from a list of seven nominees from across Canada and chose Olivia Marie Golosky as her protege.   (more...)

Sierra Boggess, Kerry Butler, and More Join CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! Seattle Show
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

A special one-night-only edition of Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! will be presented this summer at The 5th Avenue Theatre on Thursday, July 6 at 7:00 PM. A star-studded concert of songs, comedy and commentary, the Seattle edition of Concert for America will feature world class performers including Tony Award-winner Roger Bart (You're a Good Man Charlie Brown), Broadway star Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid) and Tony nominee and longtime 5th Avenue Theatre favorite Kerry Butler, who originated the role of Penny Pingleton in Hairspray at The 5th and on Broadway. Seattle's critically acclaimed Spectrum Dance Theater, Naomi Morgan, who starred as Mimi in Rent at The 5th and Caety Sagoian (Jasper in Deadland at The 5th) will also perform. Concert for America will benefit National organizations working to protect human rights. Additional performers will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Carnegie Hall's Lullaby Project Reaches Mothers Through Songwriting Workshops Across the Country
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

On Friday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m., mothers, family members, musicians, and partners from New York City and across the country will gather to celebrate original songs created as part of Carnegie Hall's Lullaby Project, a program which pairs pregnant women and new mothers with professional artists to write personal lullabies for their babies. In New York City, the project reaches mothers in hospitals, homeless shelters, foster care centers, and at Rikers Island Correctional Facility. Extending across the country, Lullaby Project partner organizations work with families in over fifteen communities. The Lullaby Project supports maternal health, aids child development, and strengthens the bond between parent and child. The year-end concert on June 2, which will feature performances by mothers and artists locally as well as from partner sites across the Nation, will be made available to a wider audience through a livestream on (more...)

Confederation Centre Young Company Ensembles Announced for THE DREAM CATCHERS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Take hip hop, spoken word, and folk. Blend it with contemporary and Indigenous dance, and experience a new musical, full of original Canadian music, dance, and story. The Dream Catchers is a Canada150 Signature project, featuring the TD Confederation Centre Young Company, that will take you on a one hour quest to find hope for the future and dare you to believe that no dream is too small. (more...)

Boulder Canyon' Takes Traditional BBQ Potato Chips To New, Tastier Level With Introduction Of Mesquite Barbeque Coconut Oil Variety
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods, the Nation's fastest-growing, minimally-processed kettle chip brand 1, continues to redefine the snack food aisle by reimagining classic flavors using high quality, clean food ingredients. The latest is an up-to-date take on the traditional barbeque potato chip flavor called Coconut Oil Mesquite Barbeque, made with premium potatoes that are kettle-cooked in small batches using better-for-you coconut oil. The result is an extra crunchy, less oily snack experience that features up to 30 percent less fat than traditional potato chips and far fewer ingredients. (more...)

Ariana Grande Suspends European Concert Tour in Wake of Manchester Tragedy
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

In the wake of Monday's deadly terrorist attack in Manchester, Variety reports that Ariana Grande has suspended her European concert tour through Monday June 5th. (more...)

Songbook Academy Announces National Sponsor
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

A $75,000 National sponsorship by the Efroymson Family Fund will support the Great American Songbook Foundation's signature educational program, the annual Songbook Academy. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces SEEKING THE HUMAN SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) today announced plans for Seeking the Human Spirit (STHS), a six-year multidisciplinary initiative designed to highlight the universal spiritual themes raised in opera and to expand and deepen Houstonians' connections to opera and to art. Launching in the fall of 2017, STHS comprises three mainstage operas each season-one of which will be a new work-united by a single theme, and complementary projects by HGO and partner organizations created to enhance and enrich the community's experience of the themes. Some of these activities will be available to the public; others will offer personal access to opera and HGO artists and staff for groups such as hospital patients, women who are rebuilding their lives after homelessness, and young people pursuing interfaith projects.  (more...)

Stella Adler Studio to Mark 50th Anniversary of Landmark Case Loving v. Virginia
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater and Radical Evolution today announced its presentation of Loving and Loving, a play by Beto O'Byrne, developed with Meropi Peponides, opening on June 12, 2017, the 50th anniversary of the historic Loving v. Virginia decision of the United States Supreme Court that overturned laws criminalizing interracial marriage in the U.S. The play examines the landmark court case from a 21st Century perspective, exploring the complexities of intimacy and identity, the impact of law on our most personal decisions, and the ongoing legacy of this case in our present, multiracial America. (more...)

WONDER WOMAN Voted 'Most-Anticipated' Summer Movie in New Fandango Survey
by Movies News Desk - May 24, 2017

Fandango, the Nation's leading digital network for all things movies, today revealed the results of its 2017 Summer Movies survey Fandango's largest moviegoer survey ever in which WONDER WOMAN was selected by film fans as the season's most anticipated blockbuster. (more...)

ESPN to Present Live Coverage of 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the ESPN app will combine to present more than 15 live hours of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee, presented by Kindle, from National Harbor, Md., on May 31 and June 1. (more...)

American Heroes Channel to Present 3rd Annual SALUTE TO SACRIFICE Programming Event
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

This Memorial Day, American Heroes Channel (AHC) in partnership with The Bob Woodruff Foundation, The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and Got Your Six, honors our Nation's heroes with the third annual SALUTE TO SACRIFICE event. (more...)

Photos and Video: Bebe Neuwirth Tells Stories to Recovering Canines at the ASPCA
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Yesterday afternoon Broadway actress and current star of CBS' Madam Secretary, Bebe Neuwirth, dropped by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' (ASPCA) Canine Annex for Recovery and Enrichment (CARE) to read one of her favorite novels to recovering canine cruelty victims. Scroll down for photos and footage from her visit! (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Welcomes Three New Board Trustees
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the addition of three members to its Board of Trustees, Caryn Harris, Cari B. Sacks and Bryan Traubert, under the leadership of Board Chair Eric Lefkofsky. (more...)

RWJ Hamilton and Roxey Ballet's WE VS. C to Put the Spotlight on Breast Cancer Survivors
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Now, almost 20 years since her initial diagnosis, Colabella continues to fight for her life while giving back to the people and institutions that helped save her life: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton's cancer care program, the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Hamilton. Her story is one that will be told through Project WE vs. C, a weekend of stunning performances led by Roxey Ballet and a fundraising event June 3 and 4, timed to coincide with National Cancer Survivors Day. (more...)

SHARK WEEK & More Set for Discovery Channel's Summer Slate of Original Programming
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

Discovery Channel's summer schedule is jam-packed with a wide variety of both fan favorites and all-new programming. (more...)

Memorial Day Weekend Events to Honor Nation's Heroes at National WWI Museum and Memorial
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

As the commemoration of the Centennial of World War I (2014-19) continues, the National World War I Museum and Memorial serves as a fitting place to honor and recognize the men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving their country during Memorial Day weekend. (more...)

Bang on a Can to Celebrate Summer at Lincoln Center Festival, MASS MoCA and More
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Bang on a Can celebrates summer 2017, and continues its 30th anniversary landmark season, by showcasing the breadth of its adventurous curatorial vision with concerts June-September at three visual art institutions -The Noguchi Museum and the Jewish Museum in New York City, and the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA - plus a performance by the Bang on a Can All-Stars at the Lincoln Center Festival. (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Friday, May 26, 2017
by - May 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on Friday, May 26, 2017! (more...)

Syracuse Stage to Celebrate Johnny Cash
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

From the songbook of The Man in Black himself, comes the musical adaptation "Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash". Performed by a multi-talented cast of 10, the show features 38 Cash classics including "I Walk the Line", "A Boy Named Sue" and "Folsom Prison Blues". This lively musical about love and faith, struggle and success, and rowdiness and redemption, opens at Syracuse Stage on June 9 in the Archbold Theatre at Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex, 820 E. Genesee St. Preview performances are June 7 and 8. (more...)

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