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THE END OF IT Begins Tonight at the Matrix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2013

End LA and Scott Disharoon have announced they will present The End Of It, a new play by Paul Coates, for a limited engagement at the Matrix Theatre on Melrose with previews beginning tonight, Saturday, September 7, and opening set for Saturday, September 14 at 8pm. Directed by three-time Ovation Award-winner Nick DeGruccio, the world premiere of The End Of It will run through October 20. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning MAN OF LA MANCHA Director Albert Marre Passes Away at 87
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2012

Tony Award-winning director of Broadway's Man of La Mancha Albert Marre died on September 4, according to The New York Times. He was 87. (more...)

Celia Imrie, Janie Dee & Robert Glenister et al to Lead Cast of NOISES OFF at Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2011

Jonathan Coy, Janie Dee, Robert Glenister, Jamie Glover, Celia Imrie, Karl Johnson, Aisling Loftus, Amy Nuttall and Paul Ready have been cast in Michael Frayn's irresistible, multi-award-winning backstage comedy Noises Off, directed by Linsday Posner, which previews from 3 December, with a press night on 13 December 2011. (more...)

Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella and More Star in HBO's MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT, Airing Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 5, 2013

HBO Films presents in association with SAF Films West MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT, starring Academy Award(R) winner Christopher Plummer ('Beginners'), Academy Award(R) nominee Frank Langella ('Frost/Nixon') and Benjamin Walker ('Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'); directed by Academy Award(R) nominee Stephen Frears ('The Queen') from a script by Shawn Slovo ('A World Apart'); and executive produced by Emmy(R) winner Frank Doelger (HBO's 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Gathering Storm'), Emmy(R) winner Tracey Scoffield (HBO's 'The Gathering Storm'), Jonathan Cameron and Stephen Frears. (more...)

Washington Stage Guild Starts 27th Season with Shaw's Original PYGMALION, Now thru 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2012

The Washington Stage Guild kicks off its 27th season with one of the most beloved plays of the past century, an indelible hit by the Stage Guild's 'playwright in residence' - George Bernard Shaw. PYGMALION was written in 1912, and the story of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle, her speech lessons at the hands of the temperamental Henry Higgins, and the sparks that fly between them, has rarely left the stage since its premiere. Directed by Stage Guild Artistic Director, Bill Largess, Shaw's comedy is sharp and insightful, asking questions as valid today as a century ago. Exactly what 'makes' a lady a lady? The way she behaves, or the way she is treated? (more...)

Washington Stage Guild Starts 27th Season with Shaw's Original PYGMALION, 10/25-11/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2012

The Washington Stage Guild kicks off its 27th season with one of the most beloved plays of the past century, an indelible hit by the Stage Guild's 'playwright in residence' - George Bernard Shaw. PYGMALION was written in 1912, and the story of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle, her speech lessons at the hands of the temperamental Henry Higgins, and the sparks that fly between them, has rarely left the stage since its premiere. Directed by Stage Guild Artistic Director, Bill Largess, Shaw's comedy is sharp and insightful, asking questions as valid today as a century ago. Exactly what 'makes' a lady a lady? The way she behaves, or the way she is treated? (more...)

Angela Lansbury Set to Headline THE CHALK GARDEN, Fall 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2012

Angela Lansbury, whose career has spanned close to seven decades in film and theatre, is currently gearing up for an Australian tour of DRIVING MISS DAISY opposite James Earl Jones. The tour, which launches in February, will wrap up in June 2013 - but don't expect Lansbury to take too much down time. She tells the Sydney Morning Herald that she'll be back to performing next fall in New York, in a new production of Enid Bagnold's The Chalk Garden. (more...)

BAFTA LA Honors Helena Bonham Carter 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2011

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles® (BAFTA Los Angeles) will honor Academy Award® nominated and BAFTA winning actress Helena Bonham Carter with the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year at the 2011 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on Wednesday, November 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (more...)

Washington Stage Guild Starts 27th Season with Shaw's Original PYGMALION, 10/25-11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2012

The Washington Stage Guild kicks off its 27th season with one of the most beloved plays of the past century, an indelible hit by the Stage Guild's 'playwright in residence' - George Bernard Shaw. PYGMALION was written in 1912, and the story of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle, her speech lessons at the hands of the temperamental Henry Higgins, and the sparks that fly between them, has rarely left the stage since its premiere. Directed by Stage Guild Artistic Director, Bill Largess, Shaw's comedy is sharp and insightful, asking questions as valid today as a century ago. Exactly what 'makes' a lady a lady? The way she behaves, or the way she is treated? (more...)

Women in Film & Television to Honor Co-Founder Nancy Malone at Muse Awards, 12/12
by Movies News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

'I am strong. I am invincible, I am woman ...' -- Those immortal words sung by Helen Reddy could very well have been describing Women In Film co-founder, Nancy Malone, who will among many honorees at the annual New York Women in Film & Television Muse Awards on December 12, 2013. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards Nominees: 'Best Lighting Design of a Play'
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards Nominees: 'Leading Actor in a Musical'
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. (more...)

Emmy-Winning Director, Producer and Broadway Actress Nancy Malone Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Celebrated, ground-breaking and Emmy Award winning Director/Producer, Emmy and Sarah Siddons nominated Actress, Co-Founder of Women In Film and the first woman VP at a major studio, Nancy Malone, passed away at City of Hope on May 8th, 2014, as the result of pneumonia that arose from complications attributed to her recent battle with leukemia. (more...)

IF ONLY Premieres at Minerva Theatre, Chichester in June
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

Angus Jackson - director of the 2013 Olivier Award-winning production Goodnight Mister Tom - returns to Chichester with the world premiere of If Only by David Edgar. This political drama is described as a witty and astute exploration of the moral dilemmas at the heart of coalition government. (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...)

Writers' Theatre Presents Heartbreak House 4/19-6/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2011

Writers' Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw, directed by William Brown. The production runs April 19- June 26, 2011 at Writers' Theatre, 325 Tudor Court in Glencoe. (more...)

Josie Rourke Named as New Artistic Director of Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2011

The new artistic director will be Josie Rourke, who will take over from Grandage on January 1st, 2012. Rourke first worked with the Donmar Warehouse in 2000 as a resident assistant director. In addition to directing the 24 Hour Plays at the Old Vic, she also currently serves as artistic director of London's Bush Theater. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/5/14 - Tonys Pop-Up Shop, All-Asian OLIVER!, Kenneth Branagh & More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 5, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The Tony Awards are fast approaching and BWW will be bringing you an inside look at rehearsals, plus performances at the Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop today. The Interfaith Awards Gala is tonight, NAAP's all-Asian OLIVER! begins performances, Kenneth Branagh makes his NY stage debut and more! (more...)

Angela Lansbury 'Likes the Idea' of Doing THE CHALK GARDEN
by Jillian Gaier - Jun 4, 2014

88-year-old Angela Lansbury does not seem to be retiring from the stage anytime soon. The Broadway vet may be set to take her final bow as Madame Arcati in West End's Blithe Spirit this weekend, but she has already expressed interest in taking on Enid Bagnold's The Chalk Garden as her next project. 'I like the idea of doing Enid Bagnold's The Chalk Garden,' she told the Telegraph. 'Now that is an interesting play. I also rather fancy the idea of a Restoration comedy.' (more...)

Tony Winner Margaret Tyzack Passes Away at 79
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2011

According to published reports, stage and screen star Margaret Tyzack died in her home earlier this week, on June 25. She was 79 years old. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents HOME DEATH, Begins July 10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2011

Home Death, a new play by Olivier Award winner Nell Dunn, will play for six performances only on Sunday and Monday evenings from Sunday, 10 July 2011 (Press Night: Monday, 11 July 2011 at 7.30pm) at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre. (more...)

Writers' Theatre Presents Heartbreak House 4/19-6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2011

Writers' Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw, directed by William Brown. The production runs April 19- June 26, 2011 at Writers' Theatre, 325 Tudor Court in Glencoe. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Returning to Broadway This Fall in THE CHALK GARDEN Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2013

According to a recent interview with ABC Classic FM, stage and screen star Angela Lansbury will return to Broadway in Fall 2013 in a revival of The Chalk Garden. An official announcement has not yet been made. Lansbury revealed on the podcast: 'A rather exciting event coming up in the fall is a new production of The Chalk Garden by Enid Bagnold. It's a lovely play. Wonderful role, Mrs. St. [Maugham]. We're going to do that on Broadway- so if you're in New York, I hope you'll come and see it.' (more...)

BWW TV: 2011 Tony Awards Winners Circle - Paule Constable, Best Lighting Design for WAR HORSE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 18, 2011

Paule Constable is the 2011 recipient of the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play for War Horse. Broadway Beat's Richie Ridge spoke with Constable immediately following her acceptance about what winning the award means to her. Click below to catch up with Constable following her big moment! (more...)

2011 Tony Awards: Norbert Leo Butz Wins 'Best Leading Actor in a Musical'
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2011 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards: Paule Constable Wins 'Best Lighting Design of a Play'
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2011 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

Angela Lansbury To Reprise BLITHE SPIRIT In West End?
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 26, 2013

In a fascinating new interview with Tavis Smiley and Cornel West on the podcast program THE CONVERSATION, Broadway/Hollywood icon Angela Lansbury reveals plans to reprise her Tony Award-winning role of Madame Arcati in Noel Coward's BLITHE SPIRIT in London's West End this Christmas. (more...)

Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella and More Star in HBO's MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT, to Air 10/5
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

HBO Films presents in association with SAF Films West MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT, starring Academy Award(R) winner Christopher Plummer ('Beginners'), Academy Award(R) nominee Frank Langella ('Frost/Nixon') and Benjamin Walker ('Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'); directed by Academy Award(R) nominee Stephen Frears ('The Queen') from a script by Shawn Slovo ('A World Apart'); and executive produced by Emmy(R) winner Frank Doelger (HBO's 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Gathering Storm'), Emmy(R) winner Tracey Scoffield (HBO's 'The Gathering Storm'), Jonathan Cameron and Stephen Frears. (more...)

Chichester Festival Theatre's Revised BARNUM with Christopher Fitzgerald Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

Chichester Festival Theatre will unveil its temporary state-of-the-art auditorium, Theatre in the Park, with a major new production of the musical Barnum, presented in association with Cameron Mackintosh. The production will be co-directed by Timothy Sheader, Artistic Director of the Open Air Theatre Regent's Park and Liam Steel, with rising Broadway star Christopher Fitzgerald in the title role, alongside the award-winning Tamsin Carroll as Barnum's wife, Chairy. (more...)

BAFTA LA Honors Helena Bonham Carter 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2011

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles® (BAFTA Los Angeles) will honor Academy Award® nominated and BAFTA winning actress Helena Bonham Carter with the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year at the 2011 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on Wednesday, November 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (more...)

Patrick Gracey Temporarily Joins ATG's Producing Team
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

ATG has today announced that Patrick Gracey is joining ATG's producing team as maternity cover for Evanna White. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents HOME DEATH, Begins July 10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2011

Home Death, a new play by Olivier Award winner Nell Dunn, will play for six performances only on Sunday and Monday evenings from Sunday, 10 July 2011 (Press Night: Monday, 11 July 2011 at 7.30pm) at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre. (more...)

Sam Ashdown to Star as TOM JONES at Northlight Theatre, 1/17-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, continues its 2013-2014 Season with Tom Jones, adapted by Jon Jory from the novel by Henry Fielding and directed by William Brown. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from January 17 - February 23, 2014. The Press Opening is Friday, January 24, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Sam Ashdown Stars as TOM JONES at Northlight Theatre, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, continues its 2013-2014 Season with Tom Jones, adapted by Jon Jory from the novel by Henry Fielding and directed by William Brown. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from today, January 17 - February 23, 2014. The Press Opening is Friday, January 24, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Jemma Redgrave, Jason Durr and More Set for DONKEYS' YEARS at the Rose Theatre Kingston Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Jemma Redgrave will play 'Lady Driver', Jason Durr will play 'Quine' and Jamie Glover will play 'Headingley' when Michael Frayn's classic comedy, Donkeys' Years comes to Rose Theatre Kingston in 2014. This sparkling revival, which will open tonight 6 February, will be directed by Lisa Spirling, making a return to the Rose following her acclaimed production of Michael Frayn's Here in 2012. (more...)

THE CHALK GARDEN Opens 4/11 at Sam Bass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

'The Chalk Garden' by Enid Bagnold opens April 11th at Sam Bass Community Theatre. Directed by Frank Benge. (more...)

Jemma Redgrave, Jason Durr and More Cast in DONKEYS' YEARS at the Rose Theatre Kingston, Feb 6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Jemma Redgrave will play 'Lady Driver', Jason Durr will play 'Quine' and Jamie Glover will play 'Headingley' whenMichael Frayn's classic comedy, Donkeys' Years comes to Rose Theatre Kingston in 2014. This sparkling revival, which will open on the 6 February, will be directed by Lisa Spirling, making a return to the Rose following her acclaimed production of Michael Frayn's Here in 2012. (more...)

Women in Film & Television Honors Co-Founder Nancy Malone at Muse Awards Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

'I am strong. I am invincible, I am woman ...' -- Those immortal words sung by Helen Reddy could very well have been describing Women In Film co-founder, Nancy Malone, who will among many honorees at the annual New York Women in Film & Television Muse Awards tonight, December 12, 2013. (more...)

THE END OF IT to Open at Matrix Theatre on 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

End LA and Scott Disharoon have announced they will present The End Of It, a new play by Paul Coates, for a limited engagement at the Matrix Theatre on Melrose with previews beginning Saturday, September 7, and opening set for Saturday, September 14 at 8pm. Directed by three-time Ovation Award-winner Nick DeGruccio, the world premiere of The End Of It will run through October 20. (more...)

Michael Grandage to Helm 'Le Nozze di Figaro' in June 2012
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2011

According to a report from Variety, Michael Grandage is set to take on Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaro' in June 2012 as part of Glyndebourne Opera's 2012 season. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Austin (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Austin (more...)

Christopher Fitzgerald Headlines Chichester Festival Theatre's Revised BARNUM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

Chichester Festival Theatre will unveil its temporary state-of-the-art auditorium, Theatre in the Park, with a major new production of the musical Barnum, presented in association with Cameron Mackintosh. The production will be co-directed by Timothy Sheader, Artistic Director of the Open Air Theatre Regent's Park and Liam Steel, with rising Broadway star Christopher Fitzgerald in the title role, alongside the award-winning Tamsin Carroll as Barnum's wife, Chairy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Actresses in CHALK GARDEN Elevate Problematic and Dated Script
by Jeff Davis - Apr 25, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for Austin (more...)

THE CHALK GARDEN to Open 4/11 at Sam Bass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

From the author of 'National Velvet' comes 'The Chalk Garden', a play that is part comedy of manners and part murder mystery. It tells the story of Mrs. St Maugham and her granddaughter Laurel. Bagnold's plot revolves around a mysterious stranger, Miss Madrigal, employed as governess. The action concerns the gradual revelation that Miss Madrigal once stood trial for murder and the governess's attempt to rescue her teenage charge from her grandmother: the lying Laurel can no more flourish in this world of licensed eccentricity, than rhododendrons can prosper in Mrs St Maugham's arid chalk garden. (more...)

Writers' Theatre Presents Heartbreak House 4/19-6/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2011

Writers' Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw, directed by William Brown. The production runs April 19- June 26, 2011 at Writers' Theatre, 325 Tudor Court in Glencoe. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Austin (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Present LOST IN YONKERS, 5/2-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon, directed by Devon de Mayo. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from May 2 - June 8, 2014. The Press Opening is Friday, May 9, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

THE CHALK GARDEN Opens Tonight at Sam Bass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

'The Chalk Garden' by Enid Bagnold opens tonight, April 11th at Sam Bass Community Theatre. Directed by Frank Benge. (more...)

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