Jillian Leigh's HOOKED Set for Inaugural LA Theater Festival, 9/16-25Jillian Leigh's HOOKED Set for Inaugural LA Theater Festival, 9/16-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Indie film darling Jillian Leigh's daring new play, Hooked, will have its World Premiere at this year's inauguralLos Angeles Theater Festival in Hollywood at The Ruby Theatre, opening on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 for eight performances through Friday, September 25, 2015. Set in a turbulent New York City (1988 & now), against a backdrop of police misconduct and political corruption, the complex play is about the patterns that we cannot break. It explores issues related to power, child abuse, and modern day prostitution. Evening performances start at 7:30pm (with one Sunday matinee on 9/20 at 2:30pm). For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/ThePlayHooked and http://hookedplay.brownpapertickets.com. (See bottom of press release for more details regarding experiencing the play.) (more...)

Company of Fools Stages AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Beginning TonightCompany of Fools Stages AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Company of Fools (COF) will present the critically acclaimed and award-winning play, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts for the second show of their 20th Season. Letts's jaw-dropping masterpiece opens tonight, September 30, and runs through October 17, 2015 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, Idaho. (more...)

Super Channel to Bring More Exclusive STARZ Programming to Canadian ViewersSuper Channel to Bring More Exclusive STARZ Programming to Canadian Viewers
by TV News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Super Channel, Canada's only national English pay television network, is very pleased to announce a recent extension and broadening of its agreement with Starz Worldwide Distribution (more...)

CHARM, Northlight's World Premiere by Philip Dawkins, Set for Steppenwolf Garage This FallCHARM, Northlight's World Premiere by Philip Dawkins, Set for Steppenwolf Garage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the World Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins. Directed by BJ Jones, CHARM was developed through Northlight's Interplay Series and will be presented in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted, from October 14 - November 8, 2015. (more...)

THE SCREENWRITER'S DAUGHTER Begins Next Month at Leicester Square TheatreTHE SCREENWRITER'S DAUGHTER Begins Next Month at Leicester Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

The Screenwriter's Daughter, a new American play about the life of the illustrious Hollywood icon, Ben Hecht, as seen through the tempestuous relationship between Ben and his free-spirited, young, 60s generation daughter Jenny, will get its European premiere in a five-week season in the Lounge at Leicester Square Theatre from Wednesday 28 October. (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky Stars in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight TonightGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky Stars in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's FUNNYMAN, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season.  (more...)

Jillian Leigh's HOOKED Set for Inaugural LA Theater Festival, Now thru 9/25Jillian Leigh's HOOKED Set for Inaugural LA Theater Festival, Now thru 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Indie film darling Jillian Leigh's daring new play, Hooked, will have its World Premiere at this year's inauguralLos Angeles Theater Festival in Hollywood at The Ruby Theatre, opening tonight, September 16, 2015 for eight performances through Friday, September 25, 2015. (more...)

Starz to Co-Produce Writer/Director Stephen Poliakoff's CLOSE TO THE ENEMY Original MiniseriesStarz to Co-Produce Writer/Director Stephen Poliakoff's CLOSE TO THE ENEMY Original Miniseries
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

Starz today announced it has secured, via a deal with international distributor all3media International, the exclusive U.S. premium rights to, and will co-produce the six-episode original miniseries “Close to the Enemy,” (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere, Beginning Tonight at NorthlightGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere, Beginning Tonight at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's FUNNYMAN, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season.  (more...)

Richard Eyre's MR. FOOTE'S OTHER LEG to Receive West End TransferRichard Eyre's MR. FOOTE'S OTHER LEG to Receive West End Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

Richard Eyre's sold out Hampstead Theatre production of Mr Foote's Other Leg will transfer to Theatre Royal Haymarket from 28th October, for a limited season in London's West End. Press night Wednesday 4th November. The new comedy, set in Georgian London, written by Ian Kelly, directed by Richard Eyre, and designed by Tim Hatley, met with acclaim from both critics and the general public alike upon its opening at the Hampstead Theatre in September. (more...)

VIDEO: BBC Two Releases Trailer For Ian McKellen, Anthony Hopkins and Emily Watson In THE DRESSERVIDEO: BBC Two Releases Trailer For Ian McKellen, Anthony Hopkins and Emily Watson In THE DRESSER
by Michael Dale - Oct 26, 2015

An aging Shakespearean actor and his loyal assistant try to keep the show going on during the London blitz. (more...)

VIDEO: BBC Two Releases Trailer For Ian McKellen, Anthony Hopkins and Emily Watson In THE DRESSERVIDEO: BBC Two Releases Trailer For Ian McKellen, Anthony Hopkins and Emily Watson In THE DRESSER
by Michael Dale - Oct 26, 2015

An aging Shakespearean actor and his loyal assistant try to keep the show going on during the London blitz. (more...)

NT Live's Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Broadcast Breaks RecordsNT Live's Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Broadcast Breaks Records
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Yesterday's October 15th live international broadcast of Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role of Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET was seen by more than 225,000 people, making it the largest global audience for a live broadcast day of any title in National Theatre Live history. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present MOUNTAIN, 11/3-22Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present MOUNTAIN, 11/3-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

From the rights of the individual against government and corporate power, to advocacy for First Amendment rights, Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas scaled great heights on behalf of the individual and the natural environment.  Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its Mainstage Season with Mountain: The Journey of Justice Douglas by Douglas Scott about this judicial giant running November 3-22.  Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the cast features Keith Baker as Douglas with Kenneth Boys and Sandy York playing multiple supporting characters. (more...)

CHARM, Northlight's World Premiere by Philip Dawkins, Begins Tonight at Steppenwolf GarageCHARM, Northlight's World Premiere by Philip Dawkins, Begins Tonight at Steppenwolf Garage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the World Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins. Directed by BJ Jones, CHARM was developed through Northlight's Interplay Series and will be presented in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted, from tonight, October 14, through November 8, 2015. (more...)

C More & Starz Ink Exclusive Content Licensing Agreement for Upcoming STARZ Original ProgrammingC More & Starz Ink Exclusive Content Licensing Agreement for Upcoming STARZ Original Programming
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

C More Entertainment, Starz Digital, and Starz Worldwide Distribution announced a new multi-year content licensing output agreement that provides C More with the exclusive first-run SVOD and Pay TV rights in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland to a wide collection of upcoming STARZ Original programming and other licensed movie content. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Presents MOUNTAIN, Now thru 11/22Bristol Riverside Theatre Presents MOUNTAIN, Now thru 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

From the rights of the individual against government and corporate power, to advocacy for First Amendment rights, Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas scaled great heights on behalf of the individual and the natural environment. Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its Mainstage Season with Mountain: The Journey of Justice Douglas by Douglas Scott about this judicial giant running tonight, November 3, through November 22. Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the cast features Keith Baker as Douglas with Kenneth Boys and Sandy York playing multiple supporting characters. (more...)

South Florida Theatre League's 2015 Remy Awards Celebration Set for 12/7South Florida Theatre League's 2015 Remy Awards Celebration Set for 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Nine individuals will be honored with the South Florida Theatre League's Remy Awards, which will be presented at the League's annual holiday celebration on December 7, 2015 at Stache in Fort Lauderdale. (more...)

New BBC Documentary Series to Highlight Coventry's Belgrade Theatre This MonthNew BBC Documentary Series to Highlight Coventry's Belgrade Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

?A major new documentary following the lives of nine Coventry teenagers filmed on location at the Belgrade Theatre will be aired this November on primetime BBC One as part of a special season of programmes celebrating British Theatre across the UK, it was announced today. (more...)

Rashidra Scott to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015-16 Season Opener SISTER ACTRashidra Scott to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015-16 Season Opener SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Rejoice! The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 83rd season with the glorious Broadway musical comedy Sister Act, on stage May 20 to June 20. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Stages BLITHE SPIRIT, Now thru 6/28Everyman Theatre Stages BLITHE SPIRIT, Now thru 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Everyman Theatre will wrap up its 2014/15 Season with the hysterical and witty comedy Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward. The production is directed by Everyman Theatre's Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi and will run from tonight, May 27th through June 28th. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Stages BLITHE SPIRIT, Now thru 6/28Everyman Theatre Stages BLITHE SPIRIT, Now thru 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Everyman Theatre will wrap up its 2014/15 Season with the hysterical and witty comedy Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward. The production is directed by Everyman Theatre's Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi and will run from tonight, May 27th through June 28th. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Special Engagement of LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE by Nora and Delia EphronLaguna Playhouse Presents Special Engagement of LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE by Nora and Delia Ephron
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present a special engagement of the smash-hit, Off-Broadway play, LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, a play by Nora and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman and directed by Jenny Sullivan. (more...)

Vanessa Kirby in Talks to Join THE AUDIENCE-Based TV Series THE CROWNVanessa Kirby in Talks to Join THE AUDIENCE-Based TV Series THE CROWN
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Daily Mail reports that Vanessa Kirby is in talks to join the Netflix series THE CROWN, based on Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE. She would play Princess Margaret for the TV adaptation, helmed by Stephen Daldry. (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Lead FUNNYMAN at NorthlightGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Lead FUNNYMAN at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the cast for the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's Funnyman, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season. The cast includes George Wendt, Tim Kazurinsky, Amanda Drinkall, Steve Haggard, Rob Lindley and an additional role to be announced. Funnyman, directed by BJ Jones and developed through Northlight's Interplay series, runs September 11-October 18, 2015 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

Everyman Theatre to Stage BLITHE SPIRIT, 5/27-6/28Everyman Theatre to Stage BLITHE SPIRIT, 5/27-6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Everyman Theatre will wrap up its 2014/15 Season with the hysterical and witty comedy Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward. The production is directed by Everyman Theatre's Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi and will run from May 27th through June 28th. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Presents AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Now thru 5/31Bristol Riverside Theatre Presents AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Now thru 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Community and collaboration are the watchwords of Bristol Riverside Theatre's production of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, running tonight, May 12-May 31. Co-directed by Susan D. Atkinson and Amy Kaissar, the high-voltage drama, which concludes BRT's Mainstage Season, features an ensemble of professional actors Keith Baker, Kevin Bergen, Mark Collmer, Brian Brillinger, Laura Giknis, Marc LeVasseur, Shamus Hunter McCarty, P. Brendan Mulvey and Sabrina Proffitt performing alongside Bucks County community members. The production is supported in part by a generous grant from PECO. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Will Be Broadcast in US Cinemas Through NT Live This Fall!Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Will Be Broadcast in US Cinemas Through NT Live This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Fathom Events, in partnership with National Theatre Live and BY Experience, are pleased to present 'NT Live: Hamlet' on October 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of William Shakespeare's great tragedy directed by Lyndsey Turner and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. Captured live earlier the same day, the event will be broadcast from London's Barbican Theatre to select U.S. cinemas. (more...)

Emily Watson Joins McKellen, Hopkins in TV Adaptation of THE DRESSEREmily Watson Joins McKellen, Hopkins in TV Adaptation of THE DRESSER
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Today Starz revealed that Emily Watson (The Theory of Everything, War Horse) has joined the cast as 'Her Ladyship' (more...)

Lucy Briggs-Owen, Imogen Stubbs & More to Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's COMMUNICATING DOORSLucy Briggs-Owen, Imogen Stubbs & More to Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's COMMUNICATING DOORS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Following the opening of the UK premiere of Buyer and Cellar, The Menier Chocolate Factory announces the cast for the first London revival of Alan Ayckbourn's comedy thriller Communicating Doors. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Presents RAGTIME, Now thru 4/12Bristol Riverside Theatre Presents RAGTIME, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Bristol Riverside Theatre explores what it means to be an American with its production of Ragtime tonight, March 17-April 12. (more...)

Simon Russell Beale to Lead MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at Hampstead This AutumnSimon Russell Beale to Lead MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at Hampstead This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Simon Russell Beale will star in Ian Kelly's MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at the Hampstead Theatre this fall. (more...)

Dervla Kirwan & Joseph Millson Join Cast of Ian Kelly's MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at Hampstead TheatreDervla Kirwan & Joseph Millson Join Cast of Ian Kelly's MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Hampstead Theatre has announced that Simon Russell Beale will be joined by Dervla Kirwan and Joseph Millson in the cast of Ian Kelly's new play about the dawn of celebrity. (more...)

VIDEO: Starz Reveals First Look at THE DRESSER, THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE & MoreVIDEO: Starz Reveals First Look at THE DRESSER, THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE & More
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

In addition, STARZ revealed official key art image from the first STARZ Original movie “The Dresser” premiering in Summer 2016. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVEBristol Riverside Theatre to Present THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The gulf between what's said and what isn't is at the heart of the sweet and whimsical comedy The Language Archive by Julia Cho, next up at Bristol Riverside Theatre on January 26-February 14.  Directed by Adam Immerwahr, the ensemble cast features Keith Baker, Irungu Mutu, Jo Twiss, Tiffany Villarin, and Julianna Zinkel. (more...)

Starz Orders THE WHITE QUEEN Sequel MiniseriesStarz Orders THE WHITE QUEEN Sequel Miniseries
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Starz announced today the company has greenlit 'The White Princess,' the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed STARZ Original Miniseries event 'The White Queen,' from Company Pictures. Adapted from Philippa Gregory's best-selling novel of the same name and part of The Cousins' War book series, 'The White Princess' tells the story of England's War of the Roses from the perspective of the women. The 8-episode limited series drama is currently in pre-production. (more...)

Provincetown Theater Sets 2016 SeasonProvincetown Theater Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Provincetown Theater's new Executive Artistic Director, Tristan DiVincenzo has announced the theater's extensive 2016 season.  The year will explore a highly adventurous mix of theatre styles including: Shakespearean comedy; the side splitting farce of Oscar Wilde; the ground breaking dramatic work of Eugene O'Neill; the absurdism of Samuel Beckett and a completely re-imagined "A Christmas Carol".   (more...)

Asolo Rep to Stage GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER This SpringAsolo Rep to Stage GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Nearly 50 years after the groundbreaking film inspired the world, Asolo Rep is thrilled to present Todd Kreidler's electric stage adaptation of the iconic Academy Award-winning film GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER.   (more...)

Phillippa Gregory's THE WHITE PRINCESS Coming to Starz as Event MiniseriesPhillippa Gregory's THE WHITE PRINCESS Coming to Starz as Event Miniseries
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Starz announced today the company has greenlit THE WHITE PRINCESS, the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed STARZ Original Miniseries event 'The White Queen,' (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Continue Season with Neil Simon's RUMORSBristol Riverside Theatre to Continue Season with Neil Simon's RUMORS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues the 2015-2016 Season with the Neil Simon farce Rumors, running March 22-April 17.  Directed by Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Bruce Graham, Leonard Haas, Eleanor Handley, Valerie Leonard, Sean Thompson, Jo Twiss, Danny Vaccaro, Jessica Wagner, and Paul Weagraff. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards Update - Bruce Nelson Big Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards Update - Bruce Nelson Big Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Asolo Rep to Stage AH, WILDERNESS! This WinterAsolo Rep to Stage AH, WILDERNESS! This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Asolo Rep continues its 2015-16 season with quintessential American playwright Eugene O'Neill's sentimental comedy AH, WILDERNESS!, directed by Greg Leaming, associate artistic director of Asolo Rep and the director of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. The Tony Award, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winner's sole comedy previews on Wednesday, January 20 and Thursday, January 21 at 8pm, opens Friday, January 22 at 8pm and runs in rotating repertory through Sunday, April 10 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

Official: Jessica Brown Findlay, Vanessa Kirby & More to Join Paul Rhys in UNCLE VANYA at Almeida TheatreOfficial: Jessica Brown Findlay, Vanessa Kirby & More to Join Paul Rhys in UNCLE VANYA at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Jessica Brown Findlay (Sonya), Vanessa Kirby (Elena), Richard Lumsden (Telegin), Hilton McRae (Serebryakov), Tobias Menzies (Astrov) and Ann Queensberry (Nanny) join the previously announced Paul Rhys (Vanya) in Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, a new version created by and directed by Associate Director, Robert Icke, at the Almeida Theatre. Running from 5 February until 26 March 2016, with press night on 12 February, Uncle Vanya is Icke's next production following the critically acclaimed Oresteia, which ran at the Almeida Theatre, transferred to the West End, and recently won him the Evening Standard Award for Best Director. (more...)

Vanessa Kirby and Jessica Brown Findlay to Join Paul Rhys in UNCLE VANYA at the AlmeidaVanessa Kirby and Jessica Brown Findlay to Join Paul Rhys in UNCLE VANYA at the Almeida
by Jessica Khan - Dec 10, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Vanessa Kirby, who will soon be seen in Netflix's THE CROWN, has signed on to play 'Yelena' in UNCLE VANYA at the Almeida Theatre. DOWNTON ABBEY's Jessica Brown Findlay will take on the role of her step-daughter, 'Sonya', in the production. (more...)

Company of Fools to Stage AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This FallCompany of Fools to Stage AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Company of Fools (COF) will present the critically acclaimed and award-winning play, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts for the second show of their 20th Season. Letts's jaw-dropping masterpiece opens September 30 and runs through October 17, 2015 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, Idaho. (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight This FallGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's FUNNYMAN, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season.  (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, 5/12-31Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, 5/12-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Community and collaboration are the watchwords of Bristol Riverside Theatre's production of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, running May 12-May 31. Co-directed by Susan D. Atkinson and Amy Kaissar, the high-voltage drama, which concludes BRT's Mainstage Season, features an ensemble of professional actors Keith Baker, Kevin Bergen, Mark Collmer, Brian Brillinger, Laura Giknis, Marc LeVasseur, Shamus Hunter McCarty, P. Brendan Mulvey and Sabrina Proffitt performing alongside Bucks County community members. The production is supported in part by a generous grant from PECO. (more...)

Ener-Core Completing Construction of Multi-Fuel Test FacilityEner-Core Completing Construction of Multi-Fuel Test Facility
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

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Twitter Watch: Josh Gad Takes Selfie with BEAUTY AND THE  BEAST Cast!Twitter Watch: Josh Gad Takes Selfie with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Cast!
by BWW Staff - Apr 14, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Josh Gad wrote ' that stage veteran and film star Ian McKellen has joined Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST as 'Cogsworth'. Set for a release on March 17, 2017, the beloved tale will be retold for the big screen with a modern live-action lens and the help of transformative CG magic. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Emma Watson and Dan Stevens will star as Belle and the Beast/Prince respectively, and Luke Evans will play the role of Gaston. Emma Thompson has joined the cast as Mrs. Potts and Kevin Kline as Belle's father, Maurice. As BWW announced previously, Josh Gad will reportedly take on the role of Le Fou, with six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald playing Garderobe. Eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards for the 1991 animated classic, will score the new BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, which will feature new recordings of the original songs in addition to several new songs written by Menken and Sir Tim Rice. Bill Condon will direct from a script by Stephen Chbosky, and the film will be produced by Mandeville Films' David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Production begins in May at Shepperton Studios in London. Disney also recently announced it will be creating live-action versions of MULAN and PINOCCHIO, joining reboots of THE JUNGLE BOOK, PETE'S DRAGON and WINNIE THE POOH. The live-action adaptation of CINDERELLA, starring Lily James, just hit the big screen this winter. McKellen was last seen on the big screen as 'Gandalf' in THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES (a role he originated in THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy) and will soon appear in MR. HOLMES and The Dresser. He is also well known for his role as 'Magneto' in the X-MEN movies. The Olivier-winning, classically trained actor last starred on Broadway in NO MAN'S LAND and WAITING FOR GODOT opposite Patrick Stewart. Before that, he appeared in DANCE OF DEATH, IAN MCKELLEN: A KNIGHT OUT AT THE LYCEUM, WILD HONEY, IAN MCKELLEN: ACTING SHAKESPEARE, AMADEUS -- which earned him a Tony Award in 1981 -- and THE PROMISE. McKellen was a member of the Old Vic and has performed at the Chichester Festival, in the West End, and with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre and more. 1991's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST was an animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the traditional French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont,Beauty and the Beast is the 30th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. Additionally, it is third in the Disney Renaissance period. Starring Paige O'Hara and Robby Benson, Beauty and the Beast focuses on the relationship between the Beast (Benson), a prince who is magically transformed into a monster as punishment for his arrogance, and Belle (O'Hara), a young woman who he imprisons in his castle. The film also features the voices of Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, and Angela Lansbury, who occupy supporting roles. The film was a box office success, and has since garnered over $424 million worldwide. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST was nominated for several awards, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. Beauty and the Beast became the first animated film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture; it also received five additional Academy Award nominations, including Best Original Score, Best Sound, and three separate nominations for Best Original Song. Ultimately, the film won Best Original Score, while Best Original Song was awarded to its title song. In 2002, Beauty and the Beast was deemed 'culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant' by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. In April 1994, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST became Disney's first animated film to be adapted into a Broadway musical. ' (more...)

Stage and Screen Vet Ian McKellen to Play 'Cogsworth' in Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST MovieStage and Screen Vet Ian McKellen to Play 'Cogsworth' in Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Variety reports that stage veteran and film star Ian McKellen has joined Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST as 'Cogsworth'. (more...)

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