Frances O'Conner Cast as Belle's Mother on ABC's ONCE UPON A TIMEFrances O'Conner Cast as Belle's Mother on ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Australian actress Frances O'Connor will portray Belle's mom, 'Colette' in the upcoming season of ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME. (more...)

Official: KINGMAKER With Alan Cox Coming to London This AutumnOfficial: KINGMAKER With Alan Cox Coming to London This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Following its Edinburgh Fringe sell out success, Kingmaker comes to St James' Theatre this September for a strictly limited run. (more...)

KINGMAKER With Alan Cox Coming to London TonightKINGMAKER With Alan Cox Coming to London Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Following its Edinburgh Fringe sell out success, Kingmaker comes to St James' Theatre this month for a strictly limited run. (more...)

HOME Presents Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET, Beginning TonightHOME Presents Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

HOME, the organisation formed by the merger of Manchester's Library Theatre Company and Cornerhouse, will follow up their critically acclaimed sold-out production of Angel Meadow with a spectacular site-specific production of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy Romeo & Juliet in Manchester's historic Victoria Baths in September 2014 (http://homemcr.org/romeo-and-juliet), the building which won BBC1's first Restoration programme in 2003. The historic baths will be filled with 86,000 gallons of water for the performance. Performances will run from tonight Wednesday 10 September through Saturday 4 October. (more...)

HOME Follows Critically Acclaimed Run of ANGEL MEADOW with Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIETHOME Follows Critically Acclaimed Run of ANGEL MEADOW with Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

HOME, the organisation formed by the merger of Manchester's Library Theatre Company and Cornerhouse, will follow up their critically acclaimed sold-out production of Angel Meadow with a spectacular site-specific production of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy Romeo & Juliet in Manchester's historic Victoria Baths in September 2014 (http://homemcr.org/romeo-and-juliet), the building which won BBC1's first Restoration programme in 2003. (more...)

Julie Martell, Patrick McManus, Charlie Gallant, Fiona Reid and More Set for Shaw Festival's 2015 Season; Cast, Creatives Announced!Julie Martell, Patrick McManus, Charlie Gallant, Fiona Reid and More Set for Shaw Festival's 2015 Season; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Shaw Festival today announced principal casting and creative team details for its 54th season. (more...)

John Tiffany-Helmed LET THE RIGHT ONE IN to Make American Debut at St. Ann's Warehouse This WinterJohn Tiffany-Helmed LET THE RIGHT ONE IN to Make American Debut at St. Ann's Warehouse This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back the National Theatre of Scotland, director John Tiffany and associate director Steven Hoggett for the American Premiere of Let the Right One In, which Jack Thorne adapted for the stage from John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel and screenplay, and which garnered tremendous acclaim on London's West End earlier this year. (more...)

THE WANDERER and HOWIE THE ROOKIE to Continue BAM's Next Wave Festival This DecemberTHE WANDERER and HOWIE THE ROOKIE to Continue BAM's Next Wave Festival This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

BAM Fisher performances as part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival culminate in December with an elaborate story ballet and a critically-acclaimed one-man show. Designed as an intimate and flexible performance space for both emerging and established artists, the BAM Fisher became part of the BAM campus in the fall of 2012. All tickets are $20. (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Digital Curatorial Assistant Stephen Bowie Uncovers Circle in the Square Photo ArchivesNY Public Library for the Performing Arts Digital Curatorial Assistant Stephen Bowie Uncovers Circle in the Square Photo Archives
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Oct 15, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Stephen Bowie (Digital Curatorial Assistant for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts) on the Circle in the Square photo archives: (more...)

PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS Opens Tonight as Part of Brits Off BroadwayPLAYING WITH GROWN UPS Opens Tonight as Part of Brits Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

59E59 Theaters welcomes KPS Productions, in association with the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh to Brits Off Broadway & supported by Jersey Arts Trust, with PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS by Hannah Patterson, directed by Hannah Eidinow. PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS began performances on Tuesday, April 29 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18. Press opening is today, Tuesday, May 6 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM and 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM and 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279- 4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

BWW Preview: 2015 SHAW FESTIVALBWW Preview: 2015 SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - May 22, 2015

The 2015 Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario is shaping up to be a great mix of Shavian classics, an American musical, Canadian premieres and cutting edge modern day drama. Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell will be leaving after the 2016 Season and is working hard to program an uniquely balanced season, while also hoping to fulfill all of her artistic desires before her tenure ends. The company mandate is: ' The Shaw Festival is a theatre company inspired by the work of Bernard Shaw. We produce plays from and about his era and contemporary plays that share Shaw's provocative exploration of society and celebration of humanity.' (more...)

New Musical by Grammy Winner P!nk Gets 5/30 Workshop in NYCNew Musical by Grammy Winner P!nk Gets 5/30 Workshop in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Producer Paul Adams and Emerging Artists Theatre will present a developmental workshop of the new musical Mean. The musical, with book by Kerri Kochanski (1,001 People That Suck, The Food Monologues), features music and lyrics by Grammy Award winning pop icon Alecia Moore (aka P!nk). The workshop features direction by Jonathan Warman (Now the Cats with Jewelled Claws at LaMama), choreography by Liz Piccoli (Spandex, the Musical), and musical direction by Luke Williams. (more...)

Spontaneity Shop Presents KINGMAKER, 30 July - 25 AugustSpontaneity Shop Presents KINGMAKER, 30 July - 25 August
by Jillian Gaier - May 12, 2014

This summer the writers of previous Edinburgh Fringe hits Coalition and Making News and multi-award winning director of Instinct For Kindness and Lockerbie - Unfinished Business are set to team up with one of the most respected actors of his generation to present a satirical tale of political intrigue, gamesmanship and ambition in the corridors of power. Alan Cox is to be directed by Hannah Eidinow in Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky's Kingmaker, the story of a fictional yet strangely familiar political figure whose bumbling bonhomie disguises a fierce determination and a heart of steel. (more...)

RSC's WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES Transfer to the Aldwych Theatre TonightRSC's WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES Transfer to the Aldwych Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company's sell-out productions of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies transfer to the Aldwych Theatre from tonight, 1 May, for a strictly limited season until 6 September. (more...)

RSC's WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES to Transfer to the Aldwych Theatre, May 1-Sept 6RSC's WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES to Transfer to the Aldwych Theatre, May 1-Sept 6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company have announced that the sell-out productions of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies will transfer to the Aldwych Theatre from 1 May for a strictly limited season until 6 September. RSC Members Priority Booking opens at 10am on Thursday 6 March. Public Booking opens at 10am on Monday 10 March. (more...)

Wildspark Theatre & the Cockpit Set Cast of THE BOMBING OF THE GRAND HOTELWildspark Theatre & the Cockpit Set Cast of THE BOMBING OF THE GRAND HOTEL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Wildspark Theatre & the Cockpit have announced their cast for forthcoming original production, The Bombing of the Grand Hotel. (more...)

Alan Cox to Return in PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS at 'Brits Off Broadway', 4/29-5/18Alan Cox to Return in PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS at 'Brits Off Broadway', 4/29-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome KPS Productions in association with the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh to Brits Off Broadway with PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS by Hannah Patterson, directed by Hannah Eidinow. PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS begins performances on Tuesday, April 29 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18. (more...)

Tan Dun's THE MAP Set for NYU Skirball Center, 5/12Tan Dun's THE MAP Set for NYU Skirball Center, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Tan Dun's The Map will be performed by the NYU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Cyr and featuring cellist Wendy Sutter on Monday, May 12 to close the second annual Visions + Voices Global Performance Series at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. This year's Visions + Voices focuses on China; it began in February and runs through May 12. (more...)

Tarragon to Premiere SOLICITING TEMPTATION, 4/1-5/4Tarragon to Premiere SOLICITING TEMPTATION, 4/1-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Tarragon Theatre, under the artistic direction of Richard Rose, proudly presents the world premiere of Soliciting Temptation by Governor General Award winner and Tarragon playwright-in-residence Erin Shields. Directed by Tarragon's Assistant Artistic Director Andrea Donaldson, this compelling drama shines a light on the complexities of sex tourism and our preconceptions about love. Starring Soulpepper stalwart Derek Boyes and emerging artist Miriam Fernandes, Soliciting Temptation opens Wednesday, April 9 and runs to May 4 (with previews from April 1) in Tarragon's Extraspace. Tickets range from $21-$53 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling Patron Services at 416-531-1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com. (more...)

Further Casting Announced for ELECTRA at The Old VicFurther Casting Announced for ELECTRA at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Old Vic and Sonia Friedman Productions present Sophocles' ELECTRA, in a version by Frank McGuinness, starring Kristin Scott Thomas. (more...)

Trevor Nunn to Stage THE WARS OF THE ROSES at Rose Theatre KingstonTrevor Nunn to Stage THE WARS OF THE ROSES at Rose Theatre Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its most ambitious project to date - this autumn the Rose stage will be transformed into a battlefield for The Wars of the Roses, a gripping adaptation of four of Shakespeare's history plays, directed by Trevor Nunn. The productions will play in rep from 16 September until 31 October, with press performances for all three plays on 3 October. (more...)

Full Company Announced for Rose Theatre Kingston's THE WARS OF THE ROSESFull Company Announced for Rose Theatre Kingston's THE WARS OF THE ROSES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the full company for The Wars of the Roses. Trevor Nunn will direct Oscar Batterham (John Talbot/Son who killed his father), Freddy Carter (company), Kare Conradi (Dauphin/Edward IV), Oliver Cotton (Winchester/Clifford/Hastings), Jim Creighton (Burgandy/Simpcox/Stafford/Father who killed his son/Ely), Imogen Daines (Joan of Arc/Lady Bona/Lady Anne), Harry Egan (company), Alexandra Gilbreath (Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester/Elizabeth), Alexander Hanson (Richard, Duke of York/Buckingham), Rufus Hound (Bedford/Bolingbroke/Jack Cade/Rivers), James de Lauch Hay (company), Geoff Leesley (Exeter/Mortimer/Lord Mayor/Lt of the Tower), Owen Oakeshott (Somerset/Ratcliff), Joely Richardson (Margaret), Robert Sheehan (Alencon/Richard III), James Simmons (Talbot/John Hume/Norfolk/First Murderer), Laurence Spellman (Bastard of Orleans/Young Clifford/Richmond/Second Murderer), Susan Tracy (Margery Jourdain/Duchess of York), Alex Waldmann (Henry VI/Tyrrel), Timothy Walker (Warwick/Catesby), Andrew Woodall (Gloucester/Iden/Derby) and Michael Xavier (Suffolk/George of Clarence). (more...)

HOME Follows Critically Acclaimed Run of ANGEL MEADOW with Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIETHOME Follows Critically Acclaimed Run of ANGEL MEADOW with Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

HOME, the organisation formed by the merger of Manchester's Library Theatre Company and Cornerhouse, will follow up their critically acclaimed sold-out production of Angel Meadow with a spectacular site-specific production of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy Romeo & Juliet in Manchester's historic Victoria Baths in September 2014 (http://homemcr.org/romeo-and-juliet), the building which won BBC1's first Restoration programme in 2003. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/30/2015 - BROOKLYNITE, THE NETHER, PHANTOM at 27 and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/30/2015 - BROOKLYNITE, THE NETHER, PHANTOM at 27 and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 30, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: BROOKLYNITE begins off-Broadway, THE NETHER starts at the Duke of York's in London, and PHANTOM marks 27 years on the Great White Way! (more...)

BWW Previews: Hey Clevelanders - It's Almost Shaw Festival Time!BWW Previews: Hey Clevelanders - It's Almost Shaw Festival Time!
by Roy Berko - Jan 21, 2015

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TAO Dance Theatre to Open NYU Skirball Center's VISIONS + VOICES: CHINA, 2/20-23TAO Dance Theatre to Open NYU Skirball Center's VISIONS + VOICES: CHINA, 2/20-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

TAO Dance Theater's 4 and the U.S. Premiere of 5 will open the second annual Visions + Voices Global Performance Series at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts from February 20-23. This year's Visions + Voices will focus on China and will run from February 20-May 12, 2014. (more...)

Shaw Festival Announces 2014 Operating Surplus at Annual MeetingShaw Festival Announces 2014 Operating Surplus at Annual Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Earlier today, patrons, board members, staff and the public gathered at the Festival Theatre to celebrate the artistic and financial successes of the Shaw Festival's 2014 season. (more...)

Shaw Festival Board of Governors Welcomes New Members at Annual MeetingShaw Festival Board of Governors Welcomes New Members at Annual Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Board Chair Andrew M. Pringle announced the appointment of Lord Mayor Pat Darte and Arlene Carson to the Board of Governors during the Shaw Festival's Annual General Meeting earlier today. (more...)

Michael Praed Stars in THE WHITE CARNATION at Jermyn Street Theatre, Beg. TonightMichael Praed Stars in THE WHITE CARNATION at Jermyn Street Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Following a critically acclaimed and sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre, the first production in sixty years of R. C. Sherriff's supernatural drama, The White Carnation transfers for a limited three week run to Jermyn Street Theatre, opening tonight, 4 February 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 6 February 2014 at 7.30pm). The show stars Michael Praed (Design for Living - West End, Robin of Sherwood, Dynasty) who joins the existing superlative Finborough Theatre cast, which includes acclaimed newcomer Daisy Boulton and Benjamin Whitrow (Mr. Bennet in BBC's Pride and Prejudice). (more...)

All-Female Hangzhou Yue Opera Company Comes to NYU's Skirball Center TonightAll-Female Hangzhou Yue Opera Company Comes to NYU's Skirball Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The all-female ensemble Hangzhou Yue Opera Company transforms two classic Ibsen plays into lyrical adventures with Hedda (tonight, February 25) and The Lady from the Sea (February 26) at the second annual Visions + Voices Global Performance Series at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. This year's Visions + Voices will focus on China and will run from February 20-May 12, 2014. (more...)

NYU Skirball Center Welcomes Hangzhou Yue Opera Company Tonight, TomorrowNYU Skirball Center Welcomes Hangzhou Yue Opera Company Tonight, Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The all-female ensemble Hangzhou Yue Opera Company transforms two classic Ibsen plays into lyrical adventures with Hedda tonight, February 25 and tomorrow, Wednesday, The Lady from the Sea (February 26) at the second annual Visions + Voices Global Performance Series at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. This year's Visions + Voices will focus on China and will run from February 20-May 12, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Red Fern Theatre's SINCE AFRICAPhoto Flash: First Look at Red Fern Theatre's SINCE AFRICA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

SINCE AFRICA, a new play by Mia McCullough about a Lost Boy of Sudan-- both lost in his native land and lost as he attempts to adjust to his new home in America - will be given its NY premiere following successful productions at San Diego's Old Globe, Philadelphia's InterAct, and Chicago Dramatists theatres with performances, starting February 20 and an official press opening on February 23 in a production by New York's Red Fern Theatre Company at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 E. 14 St. between 1st and 2nd Ave. in NYC). The play is directed by Nancy Robillard. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 2/23/2014Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 2/23/2014
by BWW - Feb 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/23/2014 for Philadelphia (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at VISIONS + VOICES: CHINA, Begin. Tonight at NYU Skirball CenterVIDEO: Sneak Peek at VISIONS + VOICES: CHINA, Begin. Tonight at NYU Skirball Center
by Stage Tube - Feb 20, 2014

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce the second annual Visions + Voices Global Performance Series which will focus this spring on China. Visions + Voices: China will be running February 20-May 12, 2014. Check out a sneak peek at the performances below! (more...)

TAO Dance Theater Begins Performances Tonight at NYU Skirball CenterTAO Dance Theater Begins Performances Tonight at NYU Skirball Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

TAO Dance Theater's 4 and the U.S. Premiere of 5 will open tonight, Thursday, February 20 at 8PM at the second annual Visions + Voices Global Performance Series at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. TAO Dance Theater runs from Thursday, February 20 through Sunday, February 23. This year's Visions + Voices focuses on China and will run from February 20-May 12, 2014. (more...)

TAO Dance Theater's 4 and U.S. Premiere of 5 Open at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, TonightTAO Dance Theater's 4 and U.S. Premiere of 5 Open at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

TAO Dance Theater's 4 and the U.S. Premiere of 5 will open tonight, Thursday, February 20 at 8PM at the second annual Visions + Voices Global Performance Series at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. TAO Dance Theater runs from Thursday, February 20 through Sunday, February 23. This year's Visions + Voices focuses on China and will run from February 20–May 12, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 2/16/2014Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/16/2014 for Philadelphia (more...)

All-Female Hangzhou Yue Opera Company Comes to NYU's Skirball Center, 2/25-26All-Female Hangzhou Yue Opera Company Comes to NYU's Skirball Center, 2/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

The all-female ensemble Hangzhou Yue Opera Company transforms two classic Ibsen plays into lyrical adventures with Hedda (February 25) and The Lady from the Sea (February 26) at the second annual Visions + Voices Global Performance Series at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. This year's Visions + Voices will focus on China and will run from February 20-May 12, 2014. (more...)

THE WANDERER and HOWIE THE ROOKIE to Continue BAM's Next Wave Festival This DecemberTHE WANDERER and HOWIE THE ROOKIE to Continue BAM's Next Wave Festival This December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

BAM Fisher performances as part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival culminate in December with an elaborate story ballet and a critically-acclaimed one-man show. Designed as an intimate and flexible performance space for both emerging and established artists, the BAM Fisher became part of the BAM campus in the fall of 2012. All tickets are $20. (more...)

THE WANDERER Continues BAM's Next Wave Festival, Beginning. TonightTHE WANDERER Continues BAM's Next Wave Festival, Beginning. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

BAM Fisher performances as part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival culminate in December with an elaborate story ballet and a critically-acclaimed one-man show. Designed as an intimate and flexible performance space for both emerging and established artists, the BAM Fisher became part of the BAM campus in the fall of 2012. All tickets are $20. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE ABSENCE OF WAR at Sheffield Theatres!Full Cast Announced for THE ABSENCE OF WAR at Sheffield Theatres!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Headlong, Sheffield Theatres and Rose Theatre Kingston today announce the full cast for their co-production of David Hare's The Absence of War. (more...)

BWW Blog: A Clevelander's Views and Reviews of Canada's The Shaw FestivalBWW Blog: A Clevelander's Views and Reviews of Canada's The Shaw Festival
by Roy Berko - Aug 6, 2014

'By the time the show is over, you will have been taken on a journey more compelling and magical than you could have imagined. For this, I think, is our principal function-as we delight, provoke and entertain, we must always surprise.' These are Jackie Maxwell, the Shaw Festival's Artistic Director, hopes for those who attend one or more of the theatre offerings. (more...)

Shaw Festival Announces 2015 Season; Includes Sweety Charity, Peter and the Starcatcher, Pygmalion and more!Shaw Festival Announces 2015 Season; Includes Sweety Charity, Peter and the Starcatcher, Pygmalion and more!
by Alan Henry - Aug 2, 2014

The Shaw Festival today announced the 2015 season playbill. The Shaw's 54th season features 11 productions including the re-envisioning of two enduring Shaw comedies and two newly commissioned Canadian works. The 2015 season will feature Sweet Charity, Pygmalion, Light Up the Sky, Peter and the Starcatcher, You Never Can Tell, The Divine, The Lady from the Sea, Top Girls, The Twelve- Pound Look, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism with a Key to the Scriptures (IHO) and The Next Whisky Bar - A Kurt Weill Cabaret. (more...)

Tarragon to Premiere SOLICITING TEMPTATION, Now thru 5/4Tarragon to Premiere SOLICITING TEMPTATION, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Tarragon Theatre, under the artistic direction of Richard Rose, proudly presents the world premiere of Soliciting Temptation by Governor General Award winner and Tarragon playwright-in-residence Erin Shields. Directed by Tarragon's Assistant Artistic Director Andrea Donaldson, this compelling drama shines a light on the complexities of sex tourism and our preconceptions about love. Starring Soulpepper stalwart Derek Boyes and emerging artist Miriam Fernandes, Soliciting Temptation opens tonight, April 9 and runs to May 4 (with previews from April 1) in Tarragon's Extraspace. (more...)

Heidi Thomas's CALL THE MIDWIFE Kicks Off Third Season on PBS; Next Project Will Be Broadway-Bound GIGIHeidi Thomas's CALL THE MIDWIFE Kicks Off Third Season on PBS; Next Project Will Be Broadway-Bound GIGI
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

'Call the Midwife,' the acclaimed BBC/PBS series by Emmy-nominated screenwriter and playwright Heidi Thomas, began airing its third season on March 30, 2014 on PBS in the US and continues through May 18, 2014. The period drama, which follows the midwives and nuns of a convent in the poor East End of London in the 1950s, first premiered to record ratings on BBC One in the UK in January, 2012 and began airing in the US in fall of 2012 on PBS, earning ecstatic reviews from television writers. It is currently the BBC's top-rated drama, earning 10.5 million viewers per episode and has been sold to 197 territories worldwide. 'Call the Midwife' is produced by Neal Street Productions, a film, television and stage production company, founded and run by Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris and Caro Newling. (more...)

Theatre Horizon to Wrap Season with THE 39 STEPS, 5/15-6/8Theatre Horizon to Wrap Season with THE 39 STEPS, 5/15-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Horizon closes its season with a bit of movie and theatre magic. The final show of the 2013-2014 season will be Patrick Barlow's comedic adaptation of The 39 Steps. This TONY and Drama Desk award winning play runs May 15-June 8. Opening night is Thursday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20-$35. Theatre Horizon is located at 401 DeKalb St. More information can be found at www.theatrehorizon.org or by calling 610.283.2230. (more...)

Alan Cox Returns in PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS at 'Brits Off Broadway', Now thru 5/18Alan Cox Returns in PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS at 'Brits Off Broadway', Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome KPS Productions in association with the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh to Brits Off Broadway with PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS by Hannah Patterson, directed by Hannah Eidinow. PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS begins performances tonight, April 29 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18. (more...)

KINGMAKER to Premiere in West End, May 4KINGMAKER to Premiere in West End, May 4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Following its Edinburgh Fringe 2014 sell out success, the critically acclaimed Kingmaker hits The Arts Theatre in London and The Marlborough Theatre at The Brighton Fringe this Spring.  The writers of previous Edinburgh Fringe hits Coalition and Making News and multi-award winning director of Instinct For Kindness and Lockerbie - Unfinished Business have teamed with one of the most respected actors of his generation to present a satirical tale of political intrigue, gamesmanship and ambition in the corridors of power. Alan Cox is directed by Hannah Eidinow in Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky's Kingmaker, the story of a fictional yet strangely familiar political figure whose bumbling bonhomie disguises a fierce determination and a heart of steel.  The subject matter of this biting satire is expected to be brought into sharp focus in the last few days of campaigning for the general election and the inevitable political frenzy that follows during the mad month of May.   (more...)

DIAL M FOR MURDER to Run 13-17 May at Birmingham Repertory TheatreDIAL M FOR MURDER to Run 13-17 May at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

A mesmeric thriller, Lucy Bailey's acclaimed production of DIAL M FOR MURDER returns to the stage following its hugely successful premiere in 2009. Frederick Knott's suspenseful murder mystery comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from May 13 - 17. (more...)

Tarragon Premieres SOLICITING TEMPTATION, Now thru 5/4Tarragon Premieres SOLICITING TEMPTATION, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Tarragon Theatre, under the artistic direction of Richard Rose, proudly presents the world premiere of Soliciting Temptation by Governor General Award winner and Tarragon playwright-in-residence Erin Shields. Directed by Tarragon's Assistant Artistic Director Andrea Donaldson, this compelling drama shines a light on the complexities of sex tourism and our preconceptions about love. Starring Soulpepper stalwart Derek Boyes and emerging artist Miriam Fernandes, Soliciting Temptation opens Wednesday, April 9 and runs to May 4 (with previews from tonight, April 1) in Tarragon's Extraspace. (more...)

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