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Pioneer Theatre to Present OTHER DESERT CITIES, Now thru 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama Other Desert Cities tonight, October 25 - November 9, 2013. (more...)

Roundabout's DINNER WITH FRIENDS to Begin Previews Jan 17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Dinner with Friends by Pulitzer Prize winnerDonald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon will open on February 13, 2014. The cast will include Jeremy Shamos as 'Gabe,' Darren Pettie as 'Tom', Marin Hinkle as 'Karen,' and Maria Dizzia as 'Beth.' (more...)

Chicago Children's Theatre Presents Mr. Chickee's Funny Money, R&B Family Musical by Motown's Lamont Dozier, 1/18-3/2/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2013

Chicago Children's Theatre is tuning up to present the world premiere of Mr. Chickee's Funny Money, an all-new, rhythm and blues family musical based on the book by Christopher Paul Curtis, featuring music and lyrics by Motown legend Lamont Dozier and his son, co-music writer/lyricist Paris Dozier, book by David Ingber, directed by Derrick Sanders, musical supervision by Brian Usifer. (more...)

Choreographer Drew Mconie Launches New Theatre-Dance Company, The McOnie Company, Feb 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

Drew McOnie is to launch a brand new theatre-dance company The McOnie Company, with the first production receiving its World Premiere in February 2014, it was announced today. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre to Present OTHER DESERT CITIES, 10/25-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama Other Desert Cities October 25 - November 9, 2013. (more...)

Michael Kahn Helms Signature Theatre's PRIDE IN THE FALLS OF AUTREY MILL World Premiere, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Signature Theatre has announced the pairing of one of the theatre's most celebrated friends with the upcoming 2013/14 season's newest play. Shakespeare Theatre Company Artistic Director Michael Kahn returns to Signature this fall for the first time in nearly twenty years to direct the world premiere of Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill, the new play by Paul Downs Colaizzo. (more...)

TADZIO SPEAKS... Opens Tonight at Etcetera Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2013

In DEATH IN VENICE - Thomas Mann's 1912 novella and Luchino Visconti's 1972 film starring Dirk Bogarde - von Aschenbach becomes increasingly obsessed by Tadzio, a beautiful youth. Although the two never speak, the boy is clearly aware of the older man's attention and a silent relationship grows between them that lasts until the writer's final day on the Lido beach. (more...)

2013 Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival Announces Lineup; Runs 12/6-8
by Movies News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival has added two films as part of the official selections and has announced the full schedule of events for its highly anticipated second annual event to honor one of the most revered writers within the literary world. The multi-day experience will launch in Williamsburg, Brooklyn from December 6-8, 2013 at the prestigious IndieScreen theater and will screen numerous innovative features and shorts which are adapted or inspired by the unprecedented works of Philip K. Dick. Each of the films capture the distinctive boldness of the the genre and bring forth some of the most riveting moments of science fiction cinema. (more...)

Conservatory Theatre Company to Stage THE ALCHEMIST'S LAB, 12/10-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Point Park University presents an original, irreverent comedy, The Alchemists' Lab, directed, written and devised by Gab Cody in collaboration with students of the Conservatory Theatre Company. (more...)

GHOSTS with Lesley Manville to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios from 17 Dec
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

The Almeida Theatre's five-star production of Ibsen's Ghosts, adapted and directed by Richard Eyre, will transfer to Trafalgar Studios, playing from Tuesday 17 December. Lesley Manville, Jack Lowden, Brian McCardie and Charlene McKenna will reprise their roles and are joined by Adam Kotz as Pastor Manders. (more...)

PHILIP K. DICK SCIENCE FICTION FILM FESTIVAL Announces Official Selections for December Event
by Movies News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival has announced the official selections for its highly anticipated second annual event to honor one of the most revered writers within the literary world. (more...)

GHOSTS, Starring Lesley Manville, to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios from Dec 9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

Director Richard Eyre's adaptation of Ibsen's GHOSTS, running at The Almeida Theatre now through 23 November, will transfer to Trafalgar Studios beginning 9 December 2013, according to the Daily Mail. (more...)

Simon Russell Beale Leads KING LEAR - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Sam Mendes directs Shakespeare's KING LEAR, opening in the Olivier Theatre on 23 January. Simon Russell Beale plays the title role; the cast also includes Stephen Boxer (as Gloucester), Cassie Bradley, Tom Brooke (Edgar), Richard Clothier, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Kate Fleetwood (Goneril), Simon Manyonda, Anna Maxwell Martin (Regan), Daniel Millar, Michael Nardone, Gary Powell, Adrian Scarborough (Fool), Hannah Stokely, Stanley Townsend (Kent), Sam Troughton (Edmund), Olivia Vinall (Cordelia) and Ross Waiton. The production will be designed by Anthony Ward, with lighting by Paul Pyant, video design by Jon Driscoll, fight direction by Terry King and sound design by Paul Arditti. (more...)

At the Helm! BWW Rounds Up This Season's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 9, 2014

Broadway stars might boast the biggest fan-bases, but without their directors, the vehicle driving their talents could easily swerve off the tracks. Keeping the runaway train at bay are season's bold Broadway 'conductors'. Scroll down to learn more about this season's intrepid and imaginative leaders! (more...)

NOT ABOUT HEROES, THE PHYSICISTS & More Set for Shakespeare Theatre's 2014 Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, one of the nation's leading classic theatres, is proud to announce this year's exciting lineup of play titles for their Lend Us Your Ears Reading Series which offers audiences the opportunity to join Shakespeare Theatre directors, actors, and artistic staff as they explore diverse and compelling plays. (more...)

THERESE RAQUIN Opens at Finborough Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Following the sell-out success of its workshop as part of Vibrant 2012 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, and as part of the Finborough Theatre's acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series, the world premiere of a new musical adaptation of the classic French novel Therese Raquin opens at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four week run, opening tonight, 25 March 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 27 March 2014 at 7.30pm), starring Julie Atherton and Olivier Award nominee Tara Hugo. (more...)

Stacy Keach Stars in Shakespeare Theatre's HENRY IV, PART 1 and HENRY IV, PART 2, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 as part of the Clarice Smith Repertory. STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will direct both parts of this sweeping epic - one of Shakespeare's culminating achievements in the history play genre - over multiple nights. As Kahn says, describing Parts 1 and 2 as his favorite Shakespearean drama: 'It brings to the stage every issue we as human beings experience.' The two productions will run in the Company's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from today, March 25 - June 8, 2014. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Stage HENRY IV Parts 1 & 2 with Stacy Keach, 3/25-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 as part of the Clarice Smith Repertory. STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will direct both parts of this sweeping epic - one of Shakespeare's culminating achievements in the history play genre - over multiple nights. As Kahn says, describing Parts 1 and 2 as his favorite Shakespearean drama: 'It brings to the stage every issue we as human beings experience.' The two productions will run in the Company's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from March 25 - June 8, 2014. (more...)

'A Little Piece of a Great Big Soul' Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's OF MICE AND MEN, Beginning Tomorrow!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 18, 2014

Directed by Tony Award-winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men begins performances tomorrow, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 and will officially open on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch interviews with the cast and get a sneak peek at the play below! (more...)

Stacy Keach to Star in Shakespeare Theatre's HENRY IV, PART 1 and HENRY IV, PART 2, 3/25-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 as part of the Clarice Smith Repertory. STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will direct both parts of this sweeping epic - one of Shakespeare's culminating achievements in the history play genre - over multiple nights. As Kahn says, describing Parts 1 and 2 as his favorite Shakespearean drama: 'It brings to the stage every issue we as human beings experience.' The two productions will run in the Company's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from March 25 - June 8, 2014. (more...)

Nicholas Hytner Announces Plans for New Theatre Company in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

According to the BBC, departing Director of the National Theatre Nicholas Hytner just revealed that after he leaves in 2015, he and executive director Nick Starr will create a new theatre company. He told BBC: 'I will make theatre for a new company that will, we hope, find new ways of making commercial theatre. Plans are not finished and set in stone. I'm going to continue working with Nick Starr and we will continue, we hope, to produce theatre in the commercial sector.' (more...)

Scoop: THE BLACKLIST on NBC - Monday, January 20, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jan 7, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE BLACKLIST, airing on NBC on Monday, January 20, 2014! (more...)

Anabel Kutay, Simon Hardwick and More Star in DRUNK at Leicester's Curve Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The McOnie Company presents its inaugural production DRUNK, a theatre-dance revue which will premiere at Leicester's Curve Theatre tonight 28 January 2014 before transferring to London'sBridewell Theatre from Wednesday 5 February 2014. On sale now. (more...)

Geoff Hoyle's GEEZER Moves to The Marsh Berkeley Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

The Marsh announces that Geoff Hoyle's hit solo show GEEZER will move to The Marsh Berkeley tonight, January 23 - March 1, 2013, following its multi-extended runs at The Marsh San Francisco. (more...)

Scoop: THE BLACKLIST on NBC - Tonight, January 20, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jan 20, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE BLACKLIST, airing on NBC tonight, January 20, 2014! (more...)

Yaw Agyeman and More Star in CCT's New R&B Family Musical MR. CHICKEE'S FUNNY MONEY, Now thru 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2014

Chicago Children's Theatre has announced casting for its world premiere of Mr. Chickee's Funny Money, an all-new, rhythm and blues family musical playing tonight, January 18 - March 2, 2014 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago. Press opening is Friday, January 24 at 7 p.m. (more...)

THE TEMPEST, IT GIRLS & More Set for Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

On the heels of its critically acclaimed 2013 Season, for which The Washington Post applauded The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey as one of the few "companies with classical traditions that are not towing a conventional line," the Theatre has announced its remarkable 2014 Season. The ambitious lineup demonstrates the Theatre's unwavering dedication to all classic literature, from the familiar to the forgotten, the recognizable to the rediscovered, with works by Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Ben Jonson, Moliere, and contemporary playwright David Davalos. The Shakespeare Theatre's varied and inspired selections demonstrate once again that "presenting great art isn't about safety-it's about commitment," as The Princeton Packet described the Theatre's dedication to both popular and lesser-known classics. (more...)

Roundabout's DINNER WITH FRIENDS to Begin PreviewsToday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Dinner with Friends by Pulitzer Prize winnerDonald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon will open on February 13, 2014. The cast will include Jeremy Shamos as 'Gabe,' Darren Pettie as 'Tom', Marin Hinkle as 'Karen,' and Maria Dizzia as 'Beth.' (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'The Alchemist' Episode of NBC's THE BLACKLIST
by - Jan 14, 2014

On the next episode of NBC's THE BLACKLIST titled 'The Alchemist, Red (James Spader) informs the team that "The Alchemist" (guest star Ryan O'Nan) has been contracted to protect a well-known mob informant and his wife. (more...)

Belgrade to Present THE ALCHEMIST, 1-22 Feb
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Ben Jonson's The Alchemist is given a new lease of life in a co-production between the Belgrade Theatre and Riding Lights Theatre Company, which transposes the corruption and crookery of this classic comedy from 17th century London to modern day Coventry. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre's THE ALCHEMIST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Coventry's Belgrade Theatre is beating the winter blues with a fresh adaptation of classic comedy The Alchemist, which updates the corruption and crookery of this timeless tale from 17th century London to modern day Coventry. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Stage HENRY IV Parts 1 & 2 with Stacy Keach, 3/25-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 as part of the Clarice Smith Repertory. STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will direct both parts of this sweeping epic - one of Shakespeare's culminating achievements in the history play genre - over multiple nights. As Kahn says, describing Parts 1 and 2 as his favorite Shakespearean drama: 'It brings to the stage every issue we as human beings experience.' The two productions will run in the Company's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from March 25 - June 8, 2014. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Stage HENRY IV Parts 1 & 2 with Stacy Keach, 3/25-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 as part of the Clarice Smith Repertory. STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will direct both parts of this sweeping epic - one of Shakespeare's culminating achievements in the history play genre - over multiple nights. As Kahn says, describing Parts 1 and 2 as his favorite Shakespearean drama: 'It brings to the stage every issue we as human beings experience.' The two productions will run in the Company's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from March 25 - June 8, 2014. (more...)

Atlantic For Kids to Stage R&B Musical MR. CHICKEE'S FUNNY MONEY, 4/12-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company and Atlantic for Kids is tuning up to present the New York premiere of Mr. Chickee's Funny Money, an all-new, rhythm and blues family musical, featuring music and lyrics that groove to an original score by Motown legend Lamont Dozier (hits include Stop in the Name of Love, Sugar Pie Honey Bun, How Sweet it Is, more;) and his son, Paris Dozier, with a book by David Ingber (Major League Baseball Fan Cave), directed by Jade King Carroll (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Portland Stage), and musical supervision by Brian Usifer (Kinky Boots, Book of Mormon). (more...)

Geoff Hoyle's GEEZER at The Marsh Extends Through 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

The Marsh announces that Geoff Hoyle's hit solo show GEEZER will extend at The Marsh Berkeley through April 26, following its current sold-out run previously scheduled to close March 1. This vivid look at NOT "going gentle into that good night" by one of the era's most acclaimed physical comedy actors will play Thursdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 5pm at The Marsh Berkeley Main Stage, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. For tickets ($25-$50), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055 between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. All proceeds from the final performance Saturday, April 26 (tickets $50-$100, include reception) will benefit The Marsh. (more...)

Cloud graphics pioneer OTOY acquires AppSlingr, expanding cloud capabilities
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ OTOY Inc., today announced the acquisition of AppSlingr, Inc., a San Francisco-based startupincubated by The Alchemist Acceleratorthat enables simplified streaming of desktop applications from popular cloud storage providers including Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive. The acquisition brings new capabilities and expertise to OTOY, facilitating expanded cloud file storage options for both cloud-based and workstation-based instances of OTOY software in the near term, and enabling future innovations in cloud-based content creation technologies. (more...)

THERESE RAQUIN to Open at Finborough Theatre, March 25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Following the sell-out success of its workshop as part of Vibrant 2012 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, and as part of the Finborough Theatre's acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series, the world premiere of a new musical adaptation of the classic French novel Therese Raquin opens at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four week run, opening Tuesday, 25 March 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 27 March 2014 at 7.30pm), starring Julie Atherton and Olivier Award nominee Tara Hugo. (more...)

Shakespeare LIVE! to Perform 'MIDSUMMER' & JULIUS CAESAR this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's acclaimed educational touring company Shakespeare LIVE! will present colorful and dynamic performances of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Julius Caesar on March 8 and April 12 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue, at Lancaster Road, in Madison. An engaging post-play discussion with the company of actors will follow each one-hour family performance. Tickets are $16. For tickets, call 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

GHOSTS, Starring Lesley Manville, to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios from Dec 9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2013

Director Richard Eyre's adaptation of Ibsen's GHOSTS, running at The Almeida Theatre now through 23 November, will transfer to Trafalgar Studios beginning 9 December 2013, according to the Daily Mail. (more...)

Geoff Hoyle's GEEZER to Move to The Marsh Berkeley, 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2013

The Marsh announces that Geoff Hoyle's hit solo show GEEZER will move to The Marsh Berkeley January 23 - March 1, 2013, following its multi-extended runs at The Marsh San Francisco. This vivid look at NOT 'going gentle into that good night' by one of the era's most acclaimed physical comedy actors will play Thursdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 5pm at The Marsh Berkeley Main Stage, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. For tickets ($25-$50), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055 between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. (more...)

2013 Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival Announces Lineup; Runs Now thru 12/8
by Movies News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival has added two films as part of the official selections and has announced the full schedule of events for its highly anticipated second annual event to honor one of the most revered writers within the literary world. The multi-day experience will launch in Williamsburg, Brooklyn from December 6-8, 2013 at the prestigious IndieScreen theater and will screen numerous innovative features and shorts which are adapted or inspired by the unprecedented works of Philip K. Dick. Each of the films capture the distinctive boldness of the the genre and bring forth some of the most riveting moments of science fiction cinema. (more...)

Anabel Kutay, Simon Hardwick and More Star in DRUNK at Leicester's Curve Theatre, Jan 28 - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

The McOnie Company is delighted to announce the cast for its inaugural production DRUNK, a theatre-dance revue which will premiere at Leicester's Curve Theatre on Tuesday 28 January 2014 before transferring to London'sBridewell Theatre from Wednesday 5 February 2014. On sale now. (more...)

Yaw Agyeman and More to Star in CCT's New R&B Family Musical MR. CHICKEE'S FUNNY MONEY, 1/18-3/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Chicago Children's Theatre has announced casting for its world premiere of Mr. Chickee's Funny Money, an all-new, rhythm and blues family musical playing January 18 - March 2, 2014 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago. Press opening is Friday, January 24 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE ALCHEMISTS' LAB at Point Park University
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

Point Park University presents an original, irreverent comedy, The Alchemists' Lab, directed, written and devised by Gab Cody in collaboration with students of the Conservatory Theatre Company. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Conservatory Theatre Company Stages THE ALCHEMIST'S LAB, Now thru 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Point Park University presents an original, irreverent comedy, The Alchemists' Lab, directed, written and devised by Gab Cody in collaboration with students of the Conservatory Theatre Company. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 6, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

The National Theatre's Production THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT–TIME to Resume Run, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The National Theatre's acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will resume its run at the Gielgud Theatre on 24 June 2014. With press night on 8 July, the production is currently booking at its new West End home to 14 February 2015. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre to Host Open House for Volunteers, 55/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is seeking volunteers to assist with ushering, concessions, and its gift shop for the Theatre's 2014 Season which begins May 28th. The Shakespeare Theatre will hold a Volunteer Open House on Thursday, May 15th at 7:30 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre in Madison. Community members interested in volunteering are invited to attend this open house to learn about the 2014 Season from Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte, mingle with veteran volunteers, meet the professional management staff, and find out more about the Theatre's volunteer opportunities. (more...)

Richard Eyre's GHOSTS to Continue West End Theatre Series at Cinemas Across the UK and Ireland, June 26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The WEST END THEATRE SERIES is delighted to announce its third title; Richard Eyre's five-star, multi award-winning revival production of Ibsen's Ghosts. The Almeida Theatre production will be screened in over 200 cinemas across the UK and Ireland for one night only, Thursday 26 June '14 (www.westendtheatreseries.com). (more...)

Stage Guild's ELLING Opens 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Washington Stage Guild completes its Season of Dreams with the area premiere of Simon Bent's ELLING, a whimsical comedy of the power of friendship when everyday life is an adventure. Bent's London hit is based on a quartet of novels by the Norwegian writer Ingvar Ambjornsen that was the source of an Oscar-nominated film in 2002. ELLING is the story of a pair of misfits who, after rooming together for years in an institution, are offered an independent life - if they can cope with it. Elling and Kjell Bjarne must learn to deal with the world and each other's fears and quirks, and Elling's discovery of literary ambition becomes a path to a 'normal' life. Along the way the two have a series of offbeat adventures as they struggle with bureaucracy, relationships, and their own demons. (more...)

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