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Liberty Theatre (New York, NY)
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Based on an original musical by Max Brody and Frank Martos

Michael Sheen to Star in Live Broadcast of Dylan Thomas' UNDER MILK WOOD at 92Y, 10/26Michael Sheen to Star in Live Broadcast of Dylan Thomas' UNDER MILK WOOD at 92Y, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

In 1953, the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas premiered his masterpiece, Under Milk Wood, in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y. In celebration of Thomas's centenary, this beloved "play for voices" will come full circle on the afternoon of October 26 - when actor Michael Sheen directs and stars in a live broadcast reading of Under Milk Wood at 92Y. (more...)

Phoenix Art Museum Presents PAULO BRUSCKY: ART IS OUR LAST HOPE, 9/6Phoenix Art Museum Presents PAULO BRUSCKY: ART IS OUR LAST HOPE, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Paulo Bruscky: Art Is Our Last Hope will be at Phoenix Art Museumfrom September 6 to December 28, 2014. Born in Recife, in northeastern Brazil, in 1949, Bruscky is apioneering mail artist, poet, creator of artist's books, inventor, performance artist, photographer and filmmaker. Since he began making art in the early 1970s, he has focused on creating works that encourage viewers to pay attention to the world around them while also questioning the very nature and purpose of artistic practice. Organized by The Bronx Museum of the Arts, this is the first exhibition in the U.S. to cover Bruscky's career, and features works created between 1971 and 2011 in a range of art forms including mail art, video, sound, Xerox art, altered objects, as well as documentation of performances. (more...)

Artemisia to Kick Off 2014 Fall Festival of Staged Readings This WeekendArtemisia to Kick Off 2014 Fall Festival of Staged Readings This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre announces its 2014 Fall Festival of Staged Readings. Performances will be held September 19 & 20and September 26 & 27 at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 925 W. Diversey in Chicago. Performances begin at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Each night a new play is performed and is free to the public. (more...)

BWW Special Feature: Faulty Towers The Dining Experience West End Season 2014/15BWW Special Feature: Faulty Towers The Dining Experience West End Season 2014/15
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 11, 2014

Interactive Theatre have announced the London return & 2014 London West End season for the internationally acclaimed immersive theatre experience, 'Faulty Towers The Dining Experience'. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SELFIE, Ambassadors Theatre, October 7 2014BWW Reviews: SELFIE, Ambassadors Theatre, October 7 2014
by Kate Finburg - Oct 9, 2014

The NYT REP theatre was launched in 2012 as an affordable response to the rise in tuition fees. It offers 15 of Britain's most talented young actors eight months of free training and mentoring, culminating in a 10 week residency at the Ambassadors Theatre. This year the young stars of tomorrow perform parts in three shows; Selfie by Brad Birch and the NYT Rep Company; Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo and Shakespeare's Macbeth. (more...)

FASHIONED IN AMERICA Begins 10/11 at Phoenix Art MuseumFASHIONED IN AMERICA Begins 10/11 at Phoenix Art Museum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Fashioned in America will be at Phoenix Art Museum from October 11, 2014 to March 15, 2015. The exhibition brings together the best American talent and underscores the value of supporting domestic design and manufacturing. Featuring more than 30 ensembles and accessories, the exhibition will highlight work by contemporary designers such as Wes Gordon, Oscar de la Renta, J. Mendel, Monique Lhuillier, Anna Sui, Libertine, Rosie Assouline, Shinola, Patrick Ervell and Nanette Lepore, whose vision and talent are invigorating the revival of U.S. clothing manufacturing (more...)

Hanson And Cruttenden Lead Cast of ACCOLADE, Plays St James From Nov 2014Hanson And Cruttenden Lead Cast of ACCOLADE, Plays St James From Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Full casting is announced for Emlyn Williams' masterpiece Accolade directed by award-winning director Blanche McIntyre. Alexander Hanson and Abigail Cruttenden lead the company as Will and Rona Trenting, with Bruce Alexander (Daker), Sam Clemmett (Ian Trenting), Claire Cox (Marion Tillyard), Daniel Crossley (Albert), Olivia Darnley (Phyllis), Jay Taylor (Harold) and Jay Villiers (Thane Lampeter). Accolade - produced by Nicola Seed - is the final production in Stage One's One Stage season at the St James Theatre. (more...)

COUNT DRACULA Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre 10/24-11/ 2COUNT DRACULA Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre 10/24-11/ 2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Maurer Productions OnStage is set to haunt your Halloween dreams. "Count Dracula" comes to Mercer County Community College's (MCCC) Kelsey Theatre Fridays, Oct. 24 and 31 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is conveniently located on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Oct. 24. (more...)

MAD to Present Annual Visionaries! Awards at 2014 MAD Ball, 11/11MAD to Present Annual Visionaries! Awards at 2014 MAD Ball, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, the Museum of Arts and Design will host the 2014 MAD Ball, celebrating four influential creators and leaders in the art, craft and design industries, whose work personifies the Museum's mission to explore and celebrate contemporary making and skilled craftsmanship across all media. (more...)

Michael Sheen Stars in Live Broadcast of Dylan Thomas' UNDER MILK WOOD This Afternoon at 92YMichael Sheen Stars in Live Broadcast of Dylan Thomas' UNDER MILK WOOD This Afternoon at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2014

In 1953, the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas premiered his masterpiece, Under Milk Wood, in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y. In celebration of Thomas's centenary, this beloved 'play for voices' will come full circle this afternoon, October 26 - when actor Michael Sheen directs and stars in a live broadcast reading of Under Milk Wood at 92Y. (more...)

Phoenix Art Museum to Display THE WEST SELECT for Fourth Consecutive Year, 11/14Phoenix Art Museum to Display THE WEST SELECT for Fourth Consecutive Year, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2014

PHOENIX (October 16, 2014) —The West Select: A Western Art Invitational Sale and Exhibition is an annual celebration at Phoenix Art Museum that brings together collectors, fans, and leading artists of the American West. The sale is on November 14, 2014 and is a major Men's Arts Council fundraiser for Phoenix Art Museum with proceeds assisting the museum with the acquisition of Western American art and general operations. The exhibition will be at the museum from November 14 to December 28, 2014. (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre to Launch 'Made in Chicago' Series, 11/8The Auditorium Theatre to Launch 'Made in Chicago' Series, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Celebrating a milestone 125th Anniversary, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University kicks off its inaugural “Made in Chicago” performance series highlighting the city's best homegrown music and dance artists and ensembles. Launching in November, the robust series will present three Windy City mainstays including “On Stage With... Susan Werner” (November 8); the perennially popular Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic with “CJP @ Ten” (November 14); and the award-winning Thodos Dance Chicago (November 29). (more...)

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre's Pyramid Players' SLEEPING BEAUTY Opens this WeekBeef & Boards Dinner Theatre's Pyramid Players' SLEEPING BEAUTY Opens this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

A classic comes to the stage when Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre's Pyramid Players present a one-hour musical version of Sleeping Beauty this fall. Based on the favorite childhood fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, this final production in the 2014 Live Theatre for Kids series is now on stage through Nov. 15 for kids of all ages. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: SpeakEasy Stages a Visually Rich FAR FROM HEAVENBWW REVIEW: SpeakEasy Stages a Visually Rich FAR FROM HEAVEN
by Jan Nargi - Oct 11, 2014

The score to Scott Frankel and Michael Korie's Off-Broadway musical FAR FROM HEAVEN may be less than memorable, but gorgeous visuals and a superb performance by Jennifer Ellis as Cathy make SpeakEasy Stage's 2014-15 season opener unforgettable. (more...)

Media Tour of DON COEN: THE MIGRANT SERIES to Launch at Phoenix Art Museum, 10/18Media Tour of DON COEN: THE MIGRANT SERIES to Launch at Phoenix Art Museum, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

PHOENIX (October 9, 2014) —Don Coen: The Migrant Series was organized by Phoenix Art Museum and opens there on October 18, 2014. The exhibition is comprised of a series of 15 large-scale, realistic portrait paintings of migrant farm laborers by the Colorado artist. The paintings are inspired by photographs of individuals that Coen took on farms across the U.S. over a decade. During the hundreds of hours he spent in the fields studying and taking photos of these farmers, Coen got to know each person's story and it shows in these paintings. Over the past decade, he painted these works measuring almost 10 by 7 feet using dozens of layers of paint applied with a spray gun – then added the finishing details by hand with pencil. In these portrait paintings, the artist's non-traditional approach of using airbrush is apparent. (more...)

Previously Unknown Work by Artist William Kurelek to be Offered at Consignor's Fall Auction of Important Canadian Art, 11/19-28Previously Unknown Work by Artist William Kurelek to be Offered at Consignor's Fall Auction of Important Canadian Art, 11/19-28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

A recent Consignor Canadian Fine Art public appraisal day led to a surprising discovery for one art owner who learned she owned a painting by renowned Ukrainian-Canadian artist William Kurelek. The newly discovered painting—titled Ukrainian Proverb—is to be offered along with more than 130 other works at Consignor's Fall Auction of Important Canadian Art from November 19 – 28, 2014. (more...)

Work by William Kurelek Exceeds Expectation at Consignor¹s Fall Auction of Important Canadian ArtWork by William Kurelek Exceeds Expectation at Consignor¹s Fall Auction of Important Canadian Art
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

A recently discovered painting by renowned Canadian artist William Kurelek, titled Ukrainian Proverb, sold for $41,400 (all prices include 15% Buyer's Premium) at Consignor's Fall Auction of Important Canadian Art — more than doubling its pre-sale auction estimate. (more...)

Thodos Dance Chicago Launches 14-15 'Chicago-Inspired' SeasonThodos Dance Chicago Launches 14-15 'Chicago-Inspired' Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2014

Thodos Dance Chicago launches its 23rd 'Chicago Inspired' season Saturday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Auditorium Theatre, kicking off the historic Chicago venue's 125th Anniversary 'Made in Chicago' dance series. (more...)

Half Moon Theatre to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: THE 1946 RADIO PLAY, 12/5-20Half Moon Theatre to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: THE 1946 RADIO PLAY, 12/5-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Half Moon Theatre Company invites you to bring the entire family to celebrate the holiday season Dec. 5-20 (weekends only) with It's a Wonderful Life: The 1946 Radio Play. Set in a 1946 radio station studio, five actors perform an 'on-air' retelling of this heartwarming tale. The actors portray all of the movie's favorite characters and are joined by a live sound effects artist-who brings the story to life by encouraging audience participation. Kids (and kids at heart) will love getting to applaud and make special sound effects throughout the performance. (more...)

Half Moon Theatre to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: THE 1946 RADIO PLAY, 12/5-20Half Moon Theatre to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: THE 1946 RADIO PLAY, 12/5-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Half Moon Theatre Company invites you to bring the entire family to celebrate the holiday season Dec. 5-20 (weekends only) with It's a Wonderful Life: The 1946 Radio Play. Set in a 1946 radio station studio, five actors perform an 'on-air' retelling of this heartwarming tale. The actors portray all of the movie's favorite characters and are joined by a live sound effects artist-who brings the story to life by encouraging audience participation. Kids (and kids at heart) will love getting to applaud and make special sound effects throughout the performance. (more...)

Phoenix Art Museum Names Amada Cruz New DirectorPhoenix Art Museum Names Amada Cruz New Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

The Phoenix Art Museum Board of Trustees has named Amada Cruz as The Sybil Harrington Director of the Phoenix Art Museum, succeeding James K. Ballinger, who announced his intention to retire this past April. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Maestro Alex Rybeck and His Talented Friends Weave a Tapestry of His Songbook at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: Maestro Alex Rybeck and His Talented Friends Weave a Tapestry of His Songbook at 54 Below
by Alix Cohen - Nov 18, 2014

The multi-faceted musical director/arranger/accompanist/composer Alex Rybeck flexed his talent this past Sunday night, sharing songs of every ilk with an appreciatively packed 54 Below. 'Tonight is proof positive that dreams come true, just not how you imagine. I always thought you had to have a hit song to headline an evening here…' Delivered by many of his celebrated singer friends he's worked with often (including the Callaway Sisters, Liz and Ann), entertaining selections from the writer's canon included bossa nova, ballads, musical theater numbers, pop, comic turns, seasonal songs, and 'Serenade,' a haunting piece of music the author composed for his mother which seemed like portraiture: strong, proud, thoughtful, warm, light. (more...)

Tickets to 'FAULTY TOWERS' Now On SaleTickets to 'FAULTY TOWERS' Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Starvox Entertainment today announced tickets are on sale for the Toronto premiere of Faulty Towers The Dining Experience. This globetrotting show has played sold-out engagements around the world including the Edinburgh Fringe and London's West End - even Malaysian and Icelandic audiences have joined in on the fun! This spring, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience lands in Toronto March 2015 at the O'Keefe Lounge in the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (1 Front St. E.). (more...)

American Heroes Channel Orders New Miniseries THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONAmerican Heroes Channel Orders New Miniseries THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
by TV News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Everyone knows the story of Paul Revere and his famous midnight ride to warn colonial forces of the British approach. But history books don't tell of the man who sent Revere on his mission: Joseph Warren, America's least remembered founding father. Uncover the forgotten history of Warren and stories of other unsung heroes in our fight for independence in THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, a new three-part miniseries premiering on Monday, December 15 at 9 & 10pm ET and on Tuesday, December 16 at 9pm ET. (more...)

Second Season of Comedy Central's DRUNK HISTORY to Premiere 7/1Second Season of Comedy Central's DRUNK HISTORY to Premiere 7/1
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Time to crack open the history books, because America's favorite inebriated storytellers are returning for a second season! Ten episodes of the hit Comedy Central series 'Drunk History' begin on Tuesday, July 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the second season premiere of 'Nathan For You.' For fans that want to relive every sloshed moment of season one, all episodes are now available on the Comedy Central App and atcc.com/drunk. (more...)

Etica Press Ltd Releases Jonathan Harnisch: An AlibiographyEtica Press Ltd Releases Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

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Save the Date! Compass Intelligence Presents Go Mobile 2014 October 13-15 in Dallas, TXSave the Date! Compass Intelligence Presents Go Mobile 2014 October 13-15 in Dallas, TX
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

SAN ANTONIO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Compass Intelligenceis proud to announce Go Mobile 2014, to be heldOctober 13th-15th, 2014inDallas, TXat the Omni Mandalay Hotel. This highly interactive event assists decision-makers in defining their organizations' mission critical mobile and M2M strategies. Go Mobile 2014 is designed for IT executives & decision-makers, CIOs and IT Directors who are responsible for wireless devices, mobile solutions, and M2M technology and services deployed, implemented, and used in their business, workforce, operations, and organization. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Shakespeare Theatre Company's PRIVATE LIVES Offers Delicious Wit and WhimsyBWW Reviews: Shakespeare Theatre Company's PRIVATE LIVES Offers Delicious Wit and Whimsy
by Heather Nadolny - Jun 15, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company's PRIVATE LIVES gives its audience quick wit, smart humor, physical comedy and a production that makes you want to remain in the seats for days. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces Concert in Honor of 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, 11/3Houston Symphony Announces Concert in Honor of 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Today, Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker joined former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III and representatives from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, the Houston-Leipzig (Germany) Sister City Association and the Houston Symphony to announce a concert event at Jones Hall marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The world-renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra will kick-off a tour of the United States in Houston, Leipzig's official sister city, with a concert on Monday, November 3, presented by the Houston Symphony. The performance will include works by famous German composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn, one of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra's most celebrated music directors. (more...)

Boston Teen Acting Troupe to Present AN INSPECTOR CALLS, 7/16-19Boston Teen Acting Troupe to Present AN INSPECTOR CALLS, 7/16-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

From July 16 - July 19, 2014 The Boston Teen Acting Troupe will present the Teen Premiere of AN INSPECTOR CALLS by J.B. Priestley. A gripping and thrilling examination of conscience and class, AN INSPECTOR CALLS will be directed by Catherine Spino and performed in The Boston Center for The Arts Plaza Black Box Theatre, 539 Tremont St in Boston's South End. (more...)

QUIET RAGE, GENTLE WAIL Now On View at Phoenix Art MuseumQUIET RAGE, GENTLE WAIL Now On View at Phoenix Art Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Quiet Rage, Gentle Wail: Prints and Masks of Japanese Noh Theatre exhibition is on view at Phoenix Art Museum until November 16 and explores Noh, the traditional Japanese theatre form that incorporates music, dance and drama. Noh theatre was established in the 14th century and its dramas explore profound human emotions through subtle and symbolic performances that tell stories adopted from well-known myths, historical events and classical literatures. On display are 22 Noh masks, a pair of two-panel screens and 38 prints that depict Noh actors on stage. (more...)

Roger Forbes, Elizabeth Franz, Robert Foxworth and Jill Tanner to Lead QUARTET at The Old Globe, Running 7/25-8/24Roger Forbes, Elizabeth Franz, Robert Foxworth and Jill Tanner to Lead QUARTET at The Old Globe, Running 7/25-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the third production of the 2014 Summer Season, Ronald Harwood's comedy Quartet, directed by Richard Seer (Other Desert Cities, God of Carnage, The Last Romance). Harwood received an Academy Award for his screenplay of The Pianist and was nominated for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Dresser (also a hit on Broadway and the West End). Quartet will play in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, July 25 - August 24, 2014. (more...)

Comedy Central Renews DRUNK HISTORY & NATHAN FOR YOUComedy Central Renews DRUNK HISTORY & NATHAN FOR YOU
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

History aficionados and business experts…we give you reason to cheer. Comedy Central's acclaimed series “Drunk History” and “Nathan For You” have each been renewed for a third season, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming, Comedy Central. These two renewals continue the #1 brand in comedy's 2014 momentum as they join the previously announced renewals of “Broad City” (more), “Kroll Show” (more), “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Review” and “Trip Tank” (more) and an extended fourth season of “Key & Peele” (more). (more...)

Artemisia's 2014 Fall Festival Begins 9/19Artemisia's 2014 Fall Festival Begins 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre announces its 2014 Fall Festival of Staged Readings. Performances will be held September 19 & 20and September 26 & 27 at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 925 W. Diversey in Chicago. Performances begin at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Each night a new play is performed and is free to the public. Donations are encouraged and walk-ins are welcome. Reservations are available beginning August 1 at artemisatheatre.org. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

Comedy Central Premieres Season Two of DRUNK HISTORYComedy Central Premieres Season Two of DRUNK HISTORY
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Time to crack open the history books, because America's favorite inebriated storytellers are returning for a second season! (more...)

Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Leicester and the Power of Observation Comes to Phoenix Art MuseumLeonardo da Vinci's Codex Leicester and the Power of Observation Comes to Phoenix Art Museum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

PHOENIX, Dec. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Leicester and the Power of Observation will make its first stop at Phoenix Art Museum opening on January 24, 2015. It will then travel to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and on to the North Carolina Museum of Art. The exhibition is focused around the Codex Leicester18 double-page and double-sided sheets (72 pages total) that comprise the only manuscript by Leonardo in an American collection. The codex pages will display Leonardo's creative process, the way he reasoned through a concept, and the ways in which he influenced artists throughout centuries. At all three institutions, artwork by acclaimed artists who share Leonardo's practices in observation, will be on display throughout the exhibition. (more...)

LA Opera to Bring FIGARO to Life, 1/16LA Opera to Bring FIGARO to Life, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

(Los Angeles) December 17, 2014 — The debate over immigration reform takes center stage in ¡Figaro! (90210), a contemporary adaptation of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, presented by LA Opera in its world premiere staging at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre from January 16 through 18. Showcasing Mozart's score with an entirely new English (and Spanglish) libretto by Vid Guerrerio, ¡Figaro! (90210) recasts the title character and his fiancée as undocumented Mexican workers in the present-day Beverly Hills mansion iof a real estate mogul and his actress wife. (more...)

Sean Mathias Joins Creative Team of THE EXORCIST; Play Heading for Broadway?Sean Mathias Joins Creative Team of THE EXORCIST; Play Heading for Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

BroadwayWorld has just learned that a stage version of The Exorcist is currently in the works, and Tony nominee Sean Mathias is on board to direct the project. The play, adapted by John Pielmeier, enjoyed a run at Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse in 2012, starring Richard Chamberlain and Brooke Shields. Production details have not yet been announced. (more...)

LA Opera to Stage World Premiere of ¡FIGARO! (90210), 1/16-18LA Opera to Stage World Premiere of ¡FIGARO! (90210), 1/16-18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The debate over immigration reform takes center stage in ¡Figaro! (90210), a contemporary adaptation of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, presented by LA Opera in its world premiere staging at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre from January 16 through 18. (more...)

Houghton Hall Exhibition to End US Tour at Nashville LandmarkHoughton Hall Exhibition to End US Tour at Nashville Landmark
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House, a remarkable assemblage of paintings, furniture, porcelain, silver, costumes and other decorative arts from the 18th-century Norfolk estate of England's first prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole. Concluding its landmark tour of the U.S., the exhibition will be on view from February 13 through May 10, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ahmanson Welcomes Coward's Ageless BLITHE SPIRITBWW Reviews: Ahmanson Welcomes Coward's Ageless BLITHE SPIRIT
by Don Grigware - Dec 16, 2014

Noel Coward wrote in a song, 'If love were all, I should be lonely', declaring the impossibility of romantic love. He continued this theme onstage in Private Lives, and on screen in Brief Encounter and once again in his most produced play internationally Blithe Spirit, now onstage in a sterling production at the Ahmanson through January 18, and starring the one and only Angela Lansbury. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/14- Tammy BlanchardSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/14- Tammy Blanchard
by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2014

Happy Birthday, Tammy Blanchard! Blanchard was nominated for a Tony Award in 2012 for her performance in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING and is best known for her portrayal of the young Judy Garland in 'Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows' (Emmy Award, Golden Globe and AFI nominations). Her Broadway credits include Gypsy (Tony nomination, Theatre World Award). She was most recently seen in the film Moneyball. Blanchard's other film credits include The Good Shepherd, Bella, Cadillac Records and Rabbit Hole, and she recently completed The Music Never Stopped, Certainty, Union Square and Burning Blue. Her television credits include 'A Gifted Man', 'We Were the Mulvaneys,' 'Sybil,' 'Living Proof,' 'Amish Grace,' 'The Good Wife,' 'Law & Order: SVU', 'Guiding Light', and the original Lifetime TV movie, 'Of Two Minds.' (more...)

The Old Globe's QUARTET Extends Through August 31The Old Globe's QUARTET Extends Through August 31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

The Old Globe today announced additional performances for the third production of the 2014 Summer Season, Ronald Harwood's comedy Quartet, directed by Richard Seer (Other Desert Cities, God of Carnage, The Last Romance). Harwood received an Academy Award for his screenplay of The Pianist and was nominated for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Dresser (also a hit on Broadway and the West End). By popular demand, it will now play through Sunday, August 31. Tickets for the extension will go on sale to the general public on Sunday, August 10 at 12:01 a.m. (more...)

Premiere Reading of BLUEBIRDS by Joe Brondo Set for John Drew Theater, 9/9Premiere Reading of BLUEBIRDS by Joe Brondo Set for John Drew Theater, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The premiere reading of Bluebirds by Joe Brondo will be held as part of the John Drew Theater Lab (JDTLab) on Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30pm at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY. For more information, visit http://www.guildhall.org/events/?id=605&mode=id. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE in WestportBWW Reviews: THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Aug 26, 2014

What is this thing called love? (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Alley Theatre Presents THE OLD FRIENDS or The Old Foes?BWW Reviews: The Alley Theatre Presents THE OLD FRIENDS or The Old Foes?
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Aug 25, 2014

BWW REVIEWS: THE OLD FRIENDS At The Alley Theatre (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies, Veanne Cox and More in THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies, Veanne Cox and More in THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley,Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. Check out a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer for THE OLD FRIENDS at Alley Theatre - Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote & More!STAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer for THE OLD FRIENDS at Alley Theatre - Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote & More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley,Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. Check out a peek at the trailer below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Meet Season 5's Crawley & Branson Children of DOWNTON ABBEY!Photo Flash: First Look - Meet Season 5's Crawley & Branson Children of DOWNTON ABBEY!
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Season 5 of the show will feature young George Crawley, son of Lady Mary and the late Matthew Crawley and Fifi Hart, daughter of Tom Branson and the late Lady Sybil Branson. (more...)

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