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West End CHARIOTS OF FIRE Extends to February 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2012

Due to overwhelming public demand, Edward Hall's critically acclaimed production of Chariots of Fire now extends booking at the Gielgud Theatre to 2 February 2013. Since transferring to the West End in May this year for a previously announced limited run, Chariots of Fire has been championed by Olympians past and present who have joined theatregoers in applauding this inspirational tale of hope, honour and belief. (more...)

OSSCS Launches 44th Season with New Music Director Clinton Smith Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2013

Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers (OSSCS) launch a stunning 44th season with a dynamic new music director, Clinton Smith and a compelling roster of seven concerts inspired by different facets of the human spirit. Smith's inaugural OSSCS concert, titled Love and Adoration, is at 7:30 p.m. tonight, September 28th at the First Free Methodist Church on Queen Anne. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Arena Stage's Hysterical and Poignant THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN
by Benjamin Tomchik - Sep 20, 2013

If you disregard the Molotov cocktails which litter the set, then The Velocity of Autumn is a poignant comedy about a situation countless theatergoers can relate to. And yet the explosives that surround the set in Arena Stage's production of Eric Coble's terrific new play are symbolic reminders about just how hard the human spirit will fight to retain freedom, even as the human body confines us to a different fate. (more...)

Spike TV Options Scripted Limited Event Series TUT
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Spike TV has optioned a limited event series script that takes an illuminating, new look at the extraordinary story of Tutankhamun (more...)

Photo Flash: 2012 Olympic Team Great Britain Attends CHARIOTS OF FIRE Gala Performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2012

Last night, Tuesday 11 September, the stage production of Chariots of Fire was host to over 60 members of the 2012 Olympic Team GB who attended a gala performance of Edward Hall's critically acclaimed production at the Gielgud Theatre and accompanied cast members from this five star production on stage for a special curtain call. Check out photos from the appearance below! (more...)

Raini Rodriguez & Calum Worthy to Host Disney Channel's MONSTOBER, Begin. 10/1
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Disney Channel stars Raini Rodriguez and Calum Worthy from the hit series 'Austin & Ally' will host 'Monstober,' Disney Channel's month-long Halloween celebration dedicated to all things spooky fun. Beginning TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, this year's highlights include the season three premiere of 'Jessie,' premiere of the thrilling series 'Wolfblood,' new 'Gravity Falls' short-form series 'Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained,' an 'ear-raising' episode of the cartoon short 'Mickey Mouse,' and a special one-hour episode of 'Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man,' guest starring Ross Lynch ('Austin & Ally,' 'Teen Beach Movie'). Popular series 'A.N.T. Farm,' 'Dog With a Blog,' 'Good Luck Charlie,' 'Liv and Maddie,' 'Phineas and Ferb,' 'Shake It Up,' and 'Wander Over Yonder' will feature all-new bone-chilling episodes. (more...)

Renée Fleming and More to Join Houston Symphony, Sept 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2013

The Houston Symphony's Centennial Season Classical and POPS series of concerts will kick-off in September with a sensational line up of classical repertoire, world-class soloists and acrobatic amazement. Following a spectacular weekend of POPS performances with the aerial artists, acrobats, jugglers and strongmen of Cirque de la Symphonie, the Symphony's Centennial Classical season Opening Night concert will feature the talents of three-time GRAMMY award winner and vocal superstar, Renee Fleming. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Spooky Action Theater's Thrilling THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY
by Benjamin Tomchik - Oct 8, 2013

Can a play marked by ambiguity be successfully told? Are memory and imagination two opposing or complimentary forces? Both are questions which inhabit and seek to be answered in Spooky Action Theater's riveting production of Tennessee Williams' The Two-Character Play. (more...)

BWW Reviews: VIVIEN LEIGH: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT Sharpens the Outline, Deepens the Enigma
by John Walker Ross - Oct 31, 2013

'Some force within myself would not be denied expression.' Vivien Leigh (more...)

'Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations' in Art Show and Performance Set for 11/1 at The Ware Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

In 1895, French author Georges Polti wrote a book so well-respected that it would be translated into English in the 1920's and is still being published today. The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations is a treatise that suggests that all fictional and dramatic stories are variations and adaptations of only thirty-six basic plots. Popular local artist Gail Gray decided to visualize through her abstract artwork some of these 36 situations and her interpretations will be on display at the Ware Center beginning First Friday, November 1 from 6 - 8 PM. Gray will be on hand to meet art-enthusiasts. Her exhibit continues at the Ware Center through the month of November. The artwork on the left is Gray's interpretation of Polti's "Revolt." (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at West End's CHARIOTS OF FIRE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2012

Edward Hall's critically acclaimed production of Chariots of Fire is now booking at the Gielgud Theatre to 2 February 2013. Since transferring to the West End in May this year for a previously announced limited run, Chariots of Fire has been championed by Olympians past and present who have joined theatregoers in applauding this inspirational tale of hope, honour and belief. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Daniel Radcliffe Stars in KILL YOUR DARLINGS
by Movies News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

A literary revolution is underway alongside murder and intrigue- so goes the story for Kill Your Darlings. (more...)

Raini Rodriguez & Calum Worthy Hosts Disney Channel's MONSTOBER, Begin. Today
by TV News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Disney Channel stars Raini Rodriguez and Calum Worthy from the hit series 'Austin & Ally' will host 'Monstober,' Disney Channel's month-long Halloween celebration dedicated to all things spooky fun. Beginning TODAY, OCTOBER 1, this year's highlights include the season three premiere of 'Jessie,' premiere of the thrilling series 'Wolfblood,' new 'Gravity Falls' short-form series 'Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained,' an 'ear-raising' episode of the cartoon short 'Mickey Mouse,' and a special one-hour episode of 'Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man,' guest starring Ross Lynch ('Austin & Ally,' 'Teen Beach Movie'). Popular series 'A.N.T. Farm,' 'Dog With a Blog,' 'Good Luck Charlie,' 'Liv and Maddie,' 'Phineas and Ferb,' 'Shake It Up,' and 'Wander Over Yonder' will feature all-new bone-chilling episodes. (more...)

Canton Symphony Orchestra to Perform Edward Elgar's ENIGMA VARIATIONS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2013

CANTON, Ohio (November 19, 2013) — Imagine your best friend is a world renown musician and you open your Christmas gift from him: a song dedicated to you. But wait! It's not only dedicated to you… it's composed about you. (more...)

Canton Symphony Orchestra to Perform Edward Elgar's ENIGMA VARIATIONS, 11/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

CANTON, Ohio (November 19, 2013) — Imagine your best friend is a world renown musician and you open your Christmas gift from him: a song dedicated to you. But wait! It's not only dedicated to you… it's composed about you. (more...)

CHARIOTS OF FIRE Welcomes Final West End Cast, Closes Feb 2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2012

Tomorrow, Tuesday 13 November 2012, sees the final cast in Edward Hall's critically acclaimed production of Chariots of Fire take to the track at the Gielgud Theatre after its previously announced extension through to 2 February 2013. (more...)

CHARIOTS OF FIRE Plays the Gielgud Theatre through February 2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2012

Tomorrow, Tuesday 13 November 2012 sees the final cast in Edward Hall's critically acclaimed production of Chariots of Fire take to the track at the Gielgud Theatre after its previously announced extension through to 2 February 2013. (more...)

CHARIOTS OF FIRE Announces Final West End Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2012

Tomorrow, Tuesday 13 November 2012 sees the final cast in Edward Hall's critically acclaimed production of Chariots of Fire take to the track at the Gielgud Theatre after its previously announced extension through to 2 February 2013. (more...)

'Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations' in Art Show and Performance Set for Today at The Ware Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

In 1895, French author Georges Polti wrote a book so well-respected that it would be translated into English in the 1920's and is still being published today. The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations is a treatise that suggests that all fictional and dramatic stories are variations and adaptations of only thirty-six basic plots. Popular local artist Gail Gray decided to visualize through her abstract artwork some of these 36 situations and her interpretations will be on display at the Ware Center beginning First Friday, November 1 from 6 - 8 PM. Gray will be on hand to meet art-enthusiasts. Her exhibit continues at the Ware Center through the month of November. The artwork on the left is Gray's interpretation of Polti's 'Revolt.' (more...)

Hampstead Theatre's CHARIOTS OF FIRE Opens Tonight, May 9
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2012

Hampstead Theatre's World Premiere of CHARIOTS OF FIRE, opens tonight, 9 May and runs to Saturday 16 June 2012. For tickets and more information, visit: www.hampsteadtheatre.com. (more...)

Author J. Michaels Presents Detective Mystery, A SHARD OF DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2013

An article recently posted by The Dallas Morning News shares the success story of a Dallas police detective whose relentless pursuit of a serial rapist finally came to an end. After years of ensuring Jose Adan Rico's arrest, detective Vidal "Ollie" Olivarez had at last accomplished his mission - to give rest to the families of Rico's victims. This just goes to show the amount of effort and determination required for the prevalence of justice. In line with this, author J. Michaels' book titled A Shard of Dreams takes readers on a riveting detective mystery journey which features one police officer's road towards self discovery. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale for Edward Hall's CHARIOTS OF FIRE West End Transfer
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2012

Almost 17,000 stadium seats go on sale today (30 May 2012) for the West End transfer of Chariots of Fire. Following its sell-out run at Hampstead Theatre, Edward Hall's production will open at the Gielgud Theatre on 23 June 2012 where it is currently booking to 10 November 2012. Inspired by Colin Welland's original screenplay, award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett's new adaptation is based on the true story of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams' inspirational tale of hope, honour and belief. (more...)

BWW Review: Hershey Felder in MAESTRO: LEONARD BERNSTEIN
by Nancy Grossman - May 3, 2012

Hershey Felder projects the persona of Leonard Bernstein and delves into the man behind the music, examining the musical and personal influences that shaped the great American composer/conductor. The musical selections begin and end with WEST SIDE STORY, and feature songs from his other Broadway shows (ON THE TOWN, CANDIDE), but provide a good balance with his classical, albeit lesser known, compositions. (more...)

UK Tour of LITTLE VOICE to Launch in Guildford, 31 Aug - Starring Corrie's Beverley Callard
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2012

Written and directed by Jim Cartwright, the Olivier Award-winning THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE will begin a national tour at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on Friday 31 August, with opening night on Tuesday 4 September. The show stars Beverley Callard as 'Mari Hoff', Ray Quinn as 'Billy', Joe McGann as 'Ray Say', Duggie Brown as 'Mr Boo' and Jess Robinson as 'Little Voice'. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Don Farrell Discusses Stage Door Player's I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by Matthew Allen - Mar 18, 2013

On March 22nd, The Stage Door Players, Dunwoody's professional theatre company, presents Off-Broadway's long running musical, 'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change', featuring book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts. The comedic musical explores the truths behind the complicated nature of 'The Enigma known as 'the relationship.' Exploring the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, to the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns.' (more...)

Ovation to Present U.S. Premiere of SUSAN BOYLE: HER SECRET STRUGGLE, 4/9
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

On Wednesday, April 9 at 10 p.m. ET, Ovation, America's only arts network, will present the U.S. television premiere of Susan Boyle: Her Secret Struggle. (more...)

Keira Knightley in Talks to Star Alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in THE IMITATION GAME?
by Movies News Desk - Jun 4, 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Keira Knightley is in negotiations to join Benedict Cumberbatch in THE IMITATION GAME, an indie drama directed by Morten Tyldum based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma for Black Bear Pictures. (more...)

Soprano Lisa Delan Featured on THE HOURS BEGIN TO SING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

A new CD, The Hours Begin to Sing, with songs by American composers performed by soprano Lisa Delan, has just been released on the PentaTone Classics label (PTC 5186 459). (more...)

Edward Hall's CHARIOTS OF FIRE Opens at the Gielgud Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2012

As London gets ready to welcome the world to the 2012 Olympic Games, Edward Hall's five star production of Chariots of Fire opens (3 July 2012) at the West End's Gielgud Theatre following its critically acclaimed sell-out run at Hampstead Theatre. Inspired by Colin Welland's original screenplay, award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett's new adaptation is based on the true story of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams' inspirational tale of hope, honour and belief. Chariots of Fire is currently booking at the Gielgud Theatre to 10 November 2012. (more...)

Vangelis And Cast Of CHARIOTS OF FIRE Welcome Olympic Torch To West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

Legendary Greek composer Vangelis and the cast of the West End stage production of Chariots of Fire celebrated the arrival of the Olympic torch in the West End yesterday, Thursday 26 July 2012. (more...)

KISS ME KATE, BREAKING THE CODE & More Set for Barrington Stage's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

At a press conference held at Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd announced the theater's 20th Anniversary 2014 season of musicals and plays that will take place in downtown Pittsfield in the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, St. Germain Stage and Youth Theatre venues in 2014. (more...)

The Enigma Behind Frida Kahlo's Famous Works of Art
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2014

A great part of a nation's wealth is comprised by the talents of its people. Those painters, actors, sculptors, musicians and poets who share their gifts with the world give life and expression to their culture and maintain their country's sense of identity alive. In the North American country of Mexico, two such individuals have graced the world with their talents: the renowned painter Frida Kahlo and the poet Miguel N. Lira. In Código Frieda, the author assumes the responsibility of describing and deciphering the mystery behind these two vital characters in the history of Mexico. (more...)

Nike Unveils SB Winter Competition Kit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

When the big moment arrives, an athlete cannot afford to lose focus for a second. To help athletes achieve the highest accolades, Nike SB has created the Winter Competition Kit: competition gear designed to help riders to focus on the task at hand - performing their best. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces April 2013 Concerts, Films, and Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

Lincoln Center announces its concerts, films and events for April 2013, including American Songbook in the Penthouse, Great Performers, Meet the Artist Saturdays, Target Free Thursdays and JustFilms at AtriumFlix. Details below! (more...)

Go Inside the Mind of Jackie Kennedy Onassis in Alma H. Bond's JACKIE O: ON THE COUCH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2013

Jackie O: On The Couch, Inside the mind and life of Jackie Kennedy Onassis (Bancroft Press) is a fascinating, fictionalized biography by psychoanalyst and longtime student of Jackie lore, Dr. Alma H. Bond. An expert combination of meticulous research and scholarly understanding of the human mind, this read allows a secret look at Jackie - like listening and watching her privately reveal her innermost thoughts and feelings to her therapist - and gives us a glimpse into a woman whose life and very presence captivated the world. (more...)

CHARIOTS OF FIRE Bookings Extended Through February 2 at Gielgud Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2012

Chariots of Fire is taking bookings at the Gielgud Theatre until 2 February 2013. (more...)

CHARIOTS OF FIRE at the Gielgud Theatre Announces Christmas Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2012

Chariots of Fire is taking bookings at the Gielgud Theatre until 2 February 2013. (more...)

Norm Lewis & Liz Callaway to Star in Cincinnati Pops' YES, VIRGINIA World Premiere Concert, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will perform the world concert premiere of Macy's Yes, Virginia in Concert at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, at Music Hall. The family-friendly performance is developed and presented by Macy's and will feature John Morris Russell conducting the Pops along with singers and actors in a semi-staged adaptation under the stage direction of Patrick Boyd. Headlining the cast for the world concert premiere are Broadway veterans Liz Callaway, performing the role of Miriam, and Norm Lewis, as Mr. Church. The role of eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon will be performed by Gracie Alexander. This will be the world premiere performance of the fully orchestrated concert version of the musical with book and lyrics by William Schermerhorn and music by Wesley Whatley. "Yes, Virginia The Musical" was created by Macy's in 2012 as part of its annual holiday Believe campaign. (more...)

Norm Lewis & Liz Callaway Star in Cincinnati Pops' YES, VIRGINIA World Premiere Concert Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2013

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will perform the world concert premiere of Macy's Yes, Virginia in Concert at 2 p.m. today, December 14, at Music Hall. The family-friendly performance is developed and presented by Macy's and will feature John Morris Russell conducting the Pops along with singers and actors in a semi-staged adaptation under the stage direction of Patrick Boyd. Headlining the cast for the world concert premiere are Broadway veterans Liz Callaway, performing the role of Miriam, and Norm Lewis, as Mr. Church. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery Commissions Ben Okri to Write Poems for Portrait of Freed Slave Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2013

Writer Ben Okri has been commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to write a new poem to be incorporated into a special display of its loaned painting of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, the first portrait of a black African Muslim and freed slave. (more...)

UK Tour of LITTLE VOICE Launches in Guildford, 31 Aug - Starring Corrie's Beverley Callard
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2012

Written and directed by Jim Cartwright, the Olivier Award-winning THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE will begin a national tour at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre tonight, 31 August, with opening night on Tuesday 4 September. The show stars Beverley Callard as 'Mari Hoff', Ray Quinn as 'Billy', Joe McGann as 'Ray Say', Duggie Brown as 'Mr Boo' and Jess Robinson as 'Little Voice'. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Allen Leech Joins THE IMITATION GAME
by Movies News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

Downton Abbey's Allen Leech will join Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley in THE IMITATION GAME, an indie drama for Black Bear Pictures. Directed by Morten Tyldum, the film is based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma. (more...)

OSSCS to Launch 44th Season with New Music Director Clinton Smith, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers (OSSCS) launch a stunning 44th season with a dynamic new music director, Clinton Smith and a compelling roster of seven concerts inspired by different facets of the human spirit. Smith's inaugural OSSCS concert, titled Love and Adoration, is at 7:30 p.m. on September 28th at the First Free Methodist Church on Queen Anne. (more...)

Renée Fleming and More to Join Houston Symphony, Sept 2013
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2013

The Houston Symphony's Centennial Season Classical and POPS series of concerts will kick-off in September with a sensational line up of classical repertoire, world-class soloists and acrobatic amazement. Following a spectacular weekend of POPS performances with the aerial artists, acrobats, jugglers and strongmen of Cirque de la Symphonie, the Symphony's Centennial Classical season Opening Night concert will feature the talents of three-time GRAMMY award winner and vocal superstar, Renee Fleming. (more...)

Ovation Presents U.S. Premiere of SUSAN BOYLE: HER SECRET STRUGGLE Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Tonight, April 9 at 10 p.m. ET, Ovation, America's only arts network, will present the U.S. television premiere of Susan Boyle: Her Secret Struggle. (more...)

Robert DeNiro to Star in Roberto Duran Biopic HANDS OF STONE
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2013

Deadline reports that Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez will co-star in an upcoming film biopic on boxing champ Roberto Duran. The drama, titled HANDS OF STONE, was written and will be directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz. (more...)

Ghost Face Returns in R.J. Torbet's THE FACE OF FEAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2013

'Who do you love?' Arguably the most recognizable face in the history of horror movies comes back as a novel; Ghost Face, the mysterious antagonist with an ever-changing identity and constantly shifting motives, is back. This time, the setting is Long Island and The Enigma is more intense than ever. 'The Face of Fear' tells the story of an inexplicable kidnapping that sets off a horrible series of events that shakes not only the village of Port Jefferson but the entire nation - and the reader. (more...)

Lincoln Center Kicks Off April 2013 Concerts, Films, and Events
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2013

Lincoln Center announces its concerts, films and events for April 2013, including American Songbook in the Penthouse, Great Performers, Meet the Artist Saturdays, Target Free Todays and JustFilms at AtriumFlix. Details below! (more...)

Miami International Piano Festival Discovery Series Runs 5/16-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

True to its mission to 'discover, promote, support and document the great masters of the keyboard,' three compelling new artists will make their first solo recital appearances in S. Florida. Each was chosen for their unique ability to bring personal and fresh interpretations to classical piano masterpieces. The Miami International Piano Festival offers six unique and inspiring performances including a premiere event of 'Music & Painting' which will feature a celebrated artist inspired by music, painting live before the audience. (more...)

Cast Announced for Hampstead Theatre's CHARIOTS OF FIRE; Opens May 9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2012

Hampstead Theatre Production announces casting for the World Premiere of CHARIOTS OF FIRE, Wednesday, 9 May to Saturday 16 June 2012. For tickets and more information, visit: www.hampsteadtheatre.com. (more...)

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