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Ellen Burstyn Signs on for Laurie Weltz's SCOUT Film
by Movies News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

According to the Hollywood Reporter, stage and screen star Ellen Burstyn has signed on to star in Laurie Weltz's Scout, opposite Jane Seymour, India Ennenga, James Frecheville, Onata Aprile, Tim Guinee, Danny Glover and Nikki Reed. (more...)

Ellen Burstyn and Blake Lively to Star in THE AGE OF ADALINE Film
by Movies News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

Deadline reports that Ellen Burstyn will star alongside Blake Lively in Lee Toland Krieger's upcoming drama THE AGE OF ADALINE, from a script by J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz and revisions by Allison Burnett. (more...)

Reed Campbell to Star in Judas Redux's THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

The Judas Redux team (led by Executive Producers Julia Albain and Corey Lubowich of Team StarKid fame) announces casting for a new production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis, and directed by Julia Albain. The Last Days of Judas Iscariot will be presented at Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont in Chicago, for 18 performances, August 23 - September 8, 2013. The Press Opening is scheduled for Sunday, August 25 at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Stage UK Premiere of ALMOST NEAR, March 30-April 15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Samuel Julyan, in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre, presents the UK premiere of ALMOST NEAR by Pamela Carter. The production is directed by Audrey Sheffield, with design by Fly Davis, lighting design by Peter Small, and sound design by Max Pappenheim. The cast features Mariam Haque, Amy Loughton, Tom McCall, Kate Miles, Oliver Mott, Adam Philps, and Michael Sheldon. (more...)

Sandra Delgado, John Ortiz and More Star in Steppenwolf's THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT, Beg. Dec 28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2013

Performances of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's highly anticipated production of The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis start in just two weeks. Ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro directs following the Tony Award-nominated Broadway premiere, with an all-star ensemble cast featuring Sandra Delgado, Sandra Marquez, Gary Perez, John Ortiz and Jimmy Smits and members of the original design team: scenic designer Todd Rosenthal, lighting designer Donald Holder and composer Terence Blanchard. (more...)

Carl Lumbly to Star in San Francisco Playhouse's THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT, 1/29-3/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2013

San Francisco Playhouse Bill English, Artistic Director and Susi Damilano, Producing Director start the new year off with a bang. Continuing the company's Tenth Season, now in their new venue at 450 Post Street, San Francisco Playhouse presents the West Coast premiere of the the raucous comedy,The Motherf**ker with the Hat, directed by Bill English. Press Opening is February 2nd. (more...)

Philip Seymour Hoffman to Join CHILD 44?
by Movies News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

According to Deadline.com, Philip Seymour Hoffman is in negotiations for CHILD 44, directed by Daniel Espinosa for Summit Entertainment. He would join Tom Hardy, Roomi Rapace, Gary Oldman and Joel Kinnaman. (more...)

Hudson Mainstage Theater to Present THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, 7/19-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

The Bible's most notorious traitor is put on trial in a present-day urban courtroom in a darkly funny look at the meaning of redemption by playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Director Josh T. Ryan (Zombie Joe's Underground) takes the reins, upping the ante to create a lean, complex and gritty revival at the Hudson Mainstage, opening July 19. (more...)

Lionsgate Acquires A MOST WANTED MAN, Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman
by Jessica Showers - Jul 30, 2013

Deadline.com reports that Lionsgate has acquired U.S. distribution rights for A MOST WANTED MAN, directed by Anton Cobjin. The adaptation of John le Carre's novel stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Willem Dafoe. (more...)

Philip Seymour Hoffman to Star in, Executive Produce Showtime Pilot TRENDING DOWN
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 26, 2013

According to Variety, the acclaimed actor will executive produce and star in the premium cable network's upcoming pilot TRENDING DOWNWARDS, described as 'a blistering attack on our youth-obsessed culture.' The official announcement is expected next week. (more...)

Hudson Mainstage Theater Presents THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, Now thru 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

The Bible's most notorious traitor is put on trial in a present-day urban courtroom in a darkly funny look at the meaning of redemption by playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Director Josh T. Ryan (Zombie Joe's Underground) takes the reins, upping the ante to create a lean, complex and gritty revival at the Hudson Mainstage, opening tonight, July 19. (more...)

Amoralists Theatre Company Announces 2013 Season; Kicks Off With COLLISION, 1/10-2/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

The Amoralists Theatre Company is excited to announce its 2013 theater season. The line-up includes the World Premiere of Collision, written by Lyle Kessler and directed by David Fofi; the New York Premiere of Rantoul and Die, written and directed by Mark Roberts; and the World Premiere of The Cheaters Club, written by Derek Ahonen. (more...)

Cygnet Announces Season Eleven Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

Cygnet Theatre, currently halfway through their tenth anniversary season, is getting fired up about the next lineup of plays and musicals that they're preparing for their eleventh season. Cygnet Artistic Director Sean Murray and Executive Director Bill Schmidt have assembled a package of plays and musicals for the 2013-2014 season that they feel just may be their most exciting yet. Cygnet's eleventh season will feature seven productions performed in their home, the Old Town Theatre in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, including two plays performed in a rotating repertory, two musicals, two San Diego premieres and a holiday revival. 'The scripts that we have assembled all went through the 'is-this-exciting?' filter!' says Murray. 'We feel that we have put together a line-up that continues to serve our eclectic, artistic-whiplash tastes here at Cygnet. All of the stories in next season's list concern relationships, love and the challenges of making personal connections.' (more...)

Carl Lumbly Stars in San Francisco Playhouse's THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT, Now thru 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

San Francisco Playhouse Bill English, Artistic Director and Susi Damilano, Producing Director start the new year off with a bang. Continuing the company's Tenth Season, now in their new venue at 450 Post Street, San Francisco Playhouse presents the West Coast premiere of the the raucous comedy,The Motherf**ker with the Hat, directed by Bill English. Press Opening is February 2nd. (more...)

World Premiere of THE TWILIGHT OF SCHLOMO to Open 1/11 at Elephant Space Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2014

The critically acclaimed Elephant Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of Timothy McNeil's The Twilight of Schlomo. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Amoralists' COLLISION at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2013

The Amoralists Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of Collision, written by Lyle Kessler and directed by David Fofi. Collision runs Off-Broadway from January 10 - February 17, 2013 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, located at 224 Waverly Place between Perry & West 11th Streets in New York City. Get a first look at the cast onstage in the photos below! (more...)

VIDEO: Ellen Burstyn Talks New Lifetime Film FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Broadway veteran Ellen Burstyn (Picnic), Heather Graham and Kiernan Sipka, the stars of the new Lifetime movie adaptation of the clasic novel 'Flowers in the Attic,' by VC Andrews, stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to talk about working on the suspenseful new film. (more...)

THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Plays State Theatre Centre, Now thru Feb 3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2013

BLACK SWAN State Theatre Company presents The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis, tonight, 17 January - 3 February 2013. (more...)

World Premiere of THE TWILIGHT OF SCHLOMO Opens Tonight at Elephant Space Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2014

The critically acclaimed Elephant Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of Timothy McNeil's The Twilight of Schlomo. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Amoralists' COLLISION Opens at Rattlestick Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

The Amoralists Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of Collision, written by Lyle Kessler and directed by David Fofi; the New York Premiere of Rantoul and Die, written and directed by Mark Roberts; and the World Premiere of The Cheaters Club, written by Derek Ahonen. Collision runs Off-Broadway from tonight, January 10 - February 17, 2013 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, located at 224 Waverly Place between Perry & West 11th Streets in New York City. Meet the cast in the photos below! (more...)

BWW TV: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- PICNIC's Ellen Burstyn on What Acting Means to Her, Critically Acclaimed Roles & More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 9, 2013

Stage and screen star Ellen Burstyn is currently starring in Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of William Inge's PICNIC. In this special interview, Richard chats with her about sharing the stage with her all-star castmates, leading one of the scrariest movies of all time, getting through personal problems in the 70's, and so much more. Click below to check it out! (more...)

Arrests Made in Connection with Death of Philip Seymour Hoffman
by Movies News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Three men and one woman were arrested in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday, February 4th, in connection with the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. (more...)

Philip Seymour Hoffman Autopsy Returns 'Inconclusive' Results; Further Testing to Be Done
by Movies News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

An autopsy conducted on the body of late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has returned inconclusive. (more...)

Los Angeles Premiere of DERBY DAY to Open 2/22 at Elephant Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

The Los Angeles Premiere of the critically acclaimed DERBY DAY written and directed by Samuel Brett Williams opens Saturday, February 22nd at 8 PM. There will be two previews on February 20th and February 21st. at 8 PM. The show runs Thursday's, Friday's and Saturday's through March 22nd at the Elephant Theatre (6322 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, 90038). Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.plays411.com/derbyday or by calling 323.960.7779. (more...)

2012 Craig Noel Award Recipients Announced - AN ILIAD Tops List; Moxie Theatre Receives Braunagel Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2013

A modern interpretation of a classic text swept its nominated categories to receive five Craig Noel Awards tonight. Moxie Theatre parlayed three strong 2012 productions to take home the Braunagel Award for outstanding contribution to the San Diego arts scene by a small-budget theatre. (more...)

Chazz Palminteri to Star in World Premiere Play UNORGANIZED CRIME at the Elephant Theatre, 4/26-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Unorganized Crime, LLC presents a world premiere play, UNORGANIZED CRIME, written by Kenny D'Aquila, directed by David Fofi and starring Chazz Palminteri ("A Bronx Tale," "Bullets Over Broadway"). UNORGANIZED CRIME will preview on Saturday, April 26 at 8pm; Monday, April 28, Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30 at 8pm and will open on Thursday, May 1 at 7pm and run through Sunday, May 25 at the Elephant Theatre, 1076 N. Lillian Way. (at Santa Monica Blvd., one block west of Vine) in Hollywood. (more...)

Hunter Foster, Lea Salonga and More Earn 2012 Craig Noel Nominations - Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2013

More than 110 local and national theater artists representing more than 45 San Diego theatrical productions will compete for the 2012 Craig Noel Awards. (more...)

BWW Photo Special: Remembering Phillip Seymour Hoffman
by Walter McBride - Feb 3, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Oscar, Tony and multi-award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead from suspected drug overdose on Sunday afternoon at his apartment in Manhattan's West Village. Beloved by audiences, and colleagues, we are sad to bring you more photos from throughout his career. (more...)

Philip Seymour Hoffman Autopsy Set for Today
by Movies News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

An autopsy of Academy Award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead on Sunday, February 2 of an apparent drug overdose, is set to take place today by the New York medical examiner's office. (more...)

Autopsy Reveals Philip Seymour Hoffman Died From Toxic Mix of Drugs
by Movies News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter writes that the New York City medical examiner's office has determined Philip Seymour Hoffman died from 'accidental acute mixed drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine'. (more...)

Works by Halley Feiffer, Joshua Harmon, Michael West & Joe Tracz Set for MTC's Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

The readings kick off Monday, March 24 and will be held on consecutive Mondays through April 7. The readings will take place at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). All readings are free and open to the public, but space is limited and RSVPs are required. To RSVP, visit https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1685583-1KMR9JvsKh or call (212) 399-3000 x 4163. (more...)

Phillip Seymour Hoffman's Friend David Bar Katz Uses Libel Suit Settlement to Create Foundation, Award in His Honor
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

When Phillip Seymour Hoffman's friend, playwright David Bar Katz, saw a story by The National Enquirer claiming he and Hoffman had been 'lovers who had freebased cocaine the night before his death, and said Mr. Katz claimed to have seen him using heroin many times', he immediately filed a libel suit. After two days, The Enquirer had withdrawn the article and apologized. But Katz's settlement included much more. (more...)

Breaking News: Oscar and Tony-Winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead at Age 46
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2014

First reported by the Wall Street Journal, Oscar, Tony and multi-award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead on Sunday afternoon, at his apartment at 35 Bethune Street, in Manhattan's West Village. According to police reports, the initial cause of death is believed to have been a drug overdose; and Hoffman had been admitted to rehab last year for herion abuse. (more...)

BWW Photo Special: Philip Seymour Hoffman
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 2, 2014

Very sad news today in the theatre world: Oscar, Tony and multi-award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead from suspected drug overdose on Sunday afternoon at his apartment in Manhattan's West Village. Beloved by audiences, and colleagues, we are sad to present a photo flashback of BroadwayWorld.com's 10 years of photo coverage of this one of a kind talent. (more...)

Fellow Actors, Colleagues Remember Philip Seymour Hoffman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2014

Very sad news today in the theatre world: Oscar, Tony and multi-award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead from suspected drug overdose on Sunday afternoon at his apartment in Manhattan's West Village. Scroll down for Tweets from fellow actors and colleagues celebrating his talent and memory. (more...)

Labyrinth Theater Company Remembers Former Artistic Director Philip Seymour Hoffman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2014

Very sad news today in the theatre world: Oscar, Tony and multi-award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead from suspected drug overdose on Sunday afternoon at his apartment in Manhattan's West Village. NYC's Labyrinth Theater Company has released the following statement on his passing. (more...)

Lionsgate Comments on Philip Seymour Hoffman's Passing; MOCKINGJAY Mostly Filmed
by Movies News Desk - Feb 2, 2014

Very sad news today in the entertainment world: Oscar, Tony and multi-award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead from suspected drug overdose on Sunday afternoon at his apartment in Manhattan's West Village. Lionsgate released a statement today on the passing of Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman. (more...)

Steve Coogan, Naomie Harris Tribute Philip Seymour Hoffman at 2014 London Critics' Circle Film Awards; 12 YEARS A SLAVE Takes Top Honor
by Movies News Desk - Feb 2, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, actor Steve Coogan took a moment at this evening's London Critics' Circle Film Awards to pay tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away Sunday afternoon from a suspected drug overdose in his apartment in Manhattan's West Village. (more...)

THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Plays State Theatre Centre, Jan 17-Feb 3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2013

Black Swan State Theatre Company presents The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis, 17 January - 3 February 2013. (more...)

Amoralists Theatre Company Announces 2013 Season; Kicks Off With COLLISION, 1/10-2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2013

The Amoralists Theatre Company is excited to announce its 2013 theater season. The line-up includes the World Premiere of Collision, written by Lyle Kessler and directed by David Fofi; the New York Premiere of Rantoul and Die, written and directed by Mark Roberts; and the World Premiere of The Cheaters Club, written by Derek Ahonen. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse's THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Adds Matinee, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2013

San Francisco Playhouse Bill English, Artistic Director and Susi Damilano, Producing Director start the new year off with a bang. Continuing the company's Tenth Season, now in their new venue at 450 Post Street, San Francisco Playhouse presents the West Coast premiere of the the raucous comedy,The Motherf**ker with the Hat, directed by Bill English. The show has added a matinee performance this Sunday, February 17 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Stephen Adly Guirgis' THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Plays Limited Run at the Roxy Regional Theatre, 3/20-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2013

Stephen Adly Guirgis' new high-octane, verbal cage match about love, fidelity and misplaced haberdashery, THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT, pushes the envelope at the Roxy Regional Theatre's theotherspace for four performances only, beginning Wednesday, March 20, at 7pm. (more...)

MTC Announces Lineup for Ernst C. Stiefel '7@7' Reading Series: Theresa Rebeck, Stephen Adly Guirgis and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the lineup for this spring's Ernst C. Stiefel "7@7" Reading Series. (more...)

Baz Luhrmann Teams with Playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis for Hip-Hop TV Drama
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Vulture reports that Baz Luhrmann will make his first foray into television with the help of playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis (The Motherf**ker with the Hat) and producer Shawn Ryan (The Shield). (more...)

Reed Campbell Stars in Judas Redux's THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

The Judas Redux team (led by Executive Producers Julia Albain and Corey Lubowich of Team StarKid fame) presents a new production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis, and directed by Julia Albain. The Last Days of Judas Iscariot will be presented at Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont in Chicago, for 18 performances, today, August 23 - September 8, 2013. The Press Opening is scheduled for Sunday, August 25 at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

Hudson Mainstage Theater to Present THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, 7/19-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

The Bible's most notorious traitor is put on trial in a present-day urban courtroom in a darkly funny look at the meaning of redemption by playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Director Josh T. Ryan (Zombie Joe's Underground) takes the reins, upping the ante to create a lean, complex and gritty revival at the Hudson Mainstage, opening July 19. (more...)

Elizabeth Rodriguez to Join Chazz Palminteri in World Premiere of UNORGANIZED CRIME at the Elephant Theatre, 5/3-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Unorganized Crime, LLC announces that Tony Award-nominated actress Elizabeth Rodriguez (Broadway's The Motherfucker With the Hat) will star opposite Academy Award-nominee Chazz Palminteri ( "A Bronx Tale," "Bullets Over Broadway") in the world premiere play, Unorganized Crime, written by Kenny D'Aquila and directed by David Fofi. Unorganized Crime will now preview on Saturday, May 3 at 8pm; Sunday, May 4 at 7pm; Tuesday, May 6 and Wednesday, May 7 at 8pm and will open on Thursday, May 8 at 7pm and run through Saturday, May 31 at the Elephant Theatre, 1076 N. Lillian Way. (at Santa Monica Blvd., one block west of Vine) in Hollywood. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre to Close Season with THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT, 5/15-6/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Saving the most hilarious and provocative for last, Cygnet is closing their 11th season by bringing The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis (The Little Flower of East Orange) to San Diego for its premiere. The high-octane, verbal cage match about love, fidelity and misplaced haberdashery, is set smack in the center of New York's Hell's Kitchen. A Broadway hit that is exhilarating, hilarious and totally irreverent, this comedy/drama is also an examination of acceptance, loyalty and above all love. As is apparent from its title, this stunningly written play contains drugs, violence, sexual situations and strong f**king language. The production runs May 15th through June 22nd at the Old Town Theatre. Opening Night is May 24th. (more...)

Mimi O'Donnell Named Artistic Director at Labyrinth Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

The Board of Directors of Labyrinth Theater Company, the award-winning, downtown ensemble, announced today that Mimi O'Donnell, who has served as Co-Artistic Director with Stephen Adly Guirgis and Yul Vazquez since 2009, will continue to lead the Company as its sole Artistic Director beginning with the 2013-14 Season. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch One of Philip Seymour Hoffman's Final Performances - A MOST WANTED MAN
by Movies News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The domestic trailer for director Anton Corbijn's adaptation of John le Carre's A MOST WANTED MAN has been released. (more...)

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