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The Finborough Rediscovers Howard Brenton Classic, MAGNIFICENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

"I loathe us, I loathe our stupid puerile view of the World … That WE have only to do it, that WE have only to go puff, and the monster buildings will go splat…" The first professional London production in over 40 years of Magnificence, the seminal 1973 play by revered British dramatist Howard Brenton, runs at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited four week season from Tuesday, 25 October 2016 (Press Nights: Thursday, 27 October and Friday, 28 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Rabe, Jennings, Martin et al. Back for MERCHANT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2010

Michael Riedel reports in the New York Post this morning that Al Pacino's star power has earned The Merchant of Venice the winners spot for the fall's highest advance generating show. The production, which opens at the Broadhurst Theatre on November 7, 2010, has reportedly taken in approximately $4M, beating out all incoming fall plays and musicals. (more...)

Pacino Set for ARBITRAGE Film
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2010

According to Variety, Al Pacino is set to star in 'Arbitrage' alongside Eva Green and Susan Sarandon. The thriller will be directed by Nicholas Jarecki and will begin production next spring. Producers for the film include Michael Ohoven, Kevin Turen and Robert Salerno. (more...)

Gina McKee & More Join Cast of Trafalgar Transformed's RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) will play Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (more...)

Gina McKee Joins Martin Freeman In Cast Of RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) will play Queen Elizabeth, alongside the previously announced Martin Freeman (Clybourne Park, The Hobbit, Sherlock, Fargo) as Richard III in Jamie Lloyd's first production of his second season at Trafalgar Transformed, Richard III, running from 1 July to 27 September, with press night on 8 July. (more...)

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

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

Old Red Lion Theatre's THE LOCAL STIGMATIC Starts
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2016

The Local Stigmatic is a sinister, deeply disturbing study of psychosis, fame, obsession and envy. Darkly comical at times, it reveals society's fascination with 'celebrity' and the resentment it can provoke. In our celebrity obsessed culture, The Local Stigmatic seems as relevant as ever as it foreshadows the 'fan culture' that is now omnipresent. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/28/2016
by - May 28, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/28/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 22, 2016
by - May 22, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 21, 2016
by - May 21, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/21/2016
by - May 21, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/21/2016. (more...)

Al Pacino Brings 'Lear' to the Silver Screen
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2010

Th U.K.'s Screen Daily is reporting that Al Pacino will portray King Lear in a new film adaptation directed by Michael Radford. The two have previously collaborated on the film version of The Merchant of Venice (Pacino will deliver a second rendition of his Shylock live in Merchant for Shakespeare in the Park this summer). The film will begin filming in the U.K. in 2011. (more...)

Syracuse Stage Artistic Director, Arthur Storch, Dies at Age 87
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

Arthur Storch, founding producing artistic director of Syracuse Stage and former chair of Syracuse University's drama department, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 87. (more...)

Old Red Lion Theatre to Stage THE LOCAL STIGMATIC, May 28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

The Local Stigmatic is a sinister, deeply disturbing study of psychosis, fame, obsession and envy. Darkly comical at times, it reveals society's fascination with 'celebrity' and the resentment it can provoke. In our celebrity obsessed culture, The Local Stigmatic seems as relevant as ever as it foreshadows the 'fan culture' that is now omnipresent. (more...)

Old Red Lion Theatre Announces Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Islington's Old Red Lion Theatre today announces the next batch of shows for its Spring/Summer 2016 season. (more...)

Al Pacino Stars in LA Salome April 14 - May 14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2006

Al Pacino, Kevin Anderson and Jessica Chastain will appear in a presentation with music of Oscar Wilde's masterpiece SALOME at the Wadsworth Theatre for 26 performances only, April 14 to May 14. (more...)

Cardboard Citizens Announce Casting For HOME TRUTHS: A Season Of Nine Brand New Plays Exploring The History Of Housing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The award-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens has today announced casting for its season of new work at The Bunker in London this April. Celebrating 25 years of making work with and for homeless people, the company will continue its exploration of the state of housing in nine new plays commissioned by Cardboard Citizens from some of the UK's most exciting playwrights. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates 50 Years at the Delacorte & Honors Al Pacino
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 19, 2012

Last night, June 18, The Public Theater celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Delacorte Theater, home of Shakespeare in the Park, and honored Al Pacino for his body of work at The Public. The evening included a benefit reading of Romeo and Julie featuring Kevin Kline as Romeo and Meryl Streep as Juliet. On hand to celebrate were the likes of Julia Stiles, Chelsea Clinton, Steve Martin and many more who have both particiated and enjoyed the works at the Delacorte. BroadwayWorld was also on hand and brings you photo coverage below! (more...)

Pacino Receives First-Ever Oxford Prize from OSC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2010

Al Pacino, currently starring in the Public Theater's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, has been named the first-ever recipient of Oxford Shakespeare Company's Oxford Prize. The award will be presented to Pacino later this summer, along with an Al Pacino Scholarship to OSC student Frank Franconeri. (more...)

CONFIRMED: Al Pacino-Led GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS Revival to Play Schoenfeld Theatre; Opening Set for Nov. 11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, David Mamet's 1984 play Glengarry Glen Ross is heading back to Broadway, this time starring Al Pacino as leading man, 'Shelly "The Machine" Levene.' Pacino previously played 'Richard Roma' the the 1992 film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Daniel Sullivan is attached to direct the project. The New York Times has confirmed that the show will begin previews on October 16 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater. Opening night is set for November 11. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards: Mark Rylance Wins 'Best Leading Actor in a Play'
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

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

MERCHANT OF VENICE to Transfer to Broadway; Opens Oct. 19 at Broadhurst Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2010

Following a sold-out, eight week run at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson), Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel announced today that they will transfer Daniel Sullivan's critically acclaimed production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE to Broadway this fall. Al Pacino will reprise his celebrated performance as Shylock for 78 performances only, beginning Tuesday, October 19 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street) and running through Sunday, January 9. Complete casting to be announced at a later date. (more...)

David Wheeler Memorial Service Set for May 14 at Loeb Drama Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2012

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PERFECT CRIME Playwright Warren Manzi Dies at 60
by Michael Dale - Feb 15, 2016

With over 11,000 performances, PERFECT CRIME is New York's longest running straight play. (more...)

Cardboard Citizens Present HOME TRUTHS: A Season Of Nine Brand New Plays Exploring The History Of Housing
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

???????The award-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens has today announced an ambitious season of new work at The Bunker in London this April. Celebrating 25 years of making work with and for homeless people, the company will continue its exploration of the state of housing in nine new plays commissioned by Cardboard Citizens from some of the UK's most exciting playwrights (more...)

Pacino to Star in MERCHANT OF VENICE; Ferguson, Martin, Rabe, Santiago-Hudson & Wright Join Shakespeare in Park Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced early casting for the 2010 Shakespeare in the Park summer season. Daniel Sullivan will direct THE MERCHANT OF VENICE in rotating rep with THE WINTER'S TALE, directed by Michael Greif. The repertory company will feature Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Solanio/Young Shepherd); Jesse L. Martin (Gratiano/Polixenes); Al Pacino (Shylock); Lily Rabe (Portia/First Gentlewoman); Ruben Santiago-Hudson as (Prince of Morocco/Leontes); and Max Wright (Old Gobbo/Old Shepherd). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Pacino Visits LARRY KING LIVE Tonight, 12/6
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 6, 2010

Tonight, Decmber 6, MERCHANT OF VENICE star Al Pacino will appear on Larry King Live to discuss 'his one regret, his roles, and more.' Click below to watch a preview of his appearance! (more...)

Jenny Rainsford and Gerald Kyd Star in Park Theatre's LITTLE BLACK BOOK, Now thru Jan 19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

WSP presents Little Black Book by Jean-Claude Carriere, translated by Solvene Tiffou and directed by Kate Fahy at the Park Theatre, running today, December 17, 2013 through January 19, 2014. Jenny Rainsford stars as 'She' and Gerald Kyd stars as 'He' in what Fahy told the Daily Mail is a 'romantic, sexy, funny and absurd story' rarely seen in the UK. (more...)

Al Pacino Brings 'The Humbling' to the Big Screen
by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2009

The New York Times reports that Al Pacino will star in a big screen adaptation of Phillip Roth's novel, The Humbling. Pacino is the owner of the motion picture rights. The story centers on an insignificant stage actor who becomes reinvigorated by a younger woman. Barry Levinson, Oscar winner for Rain Man and Oscar nominated for Bugsy, rounds out the creative trifecta. Celebrated publicist Pat Kingsley is also attached. (more...)

Jenny Rainsford and Gerald Kyd to Star in Park Theatre's LITTLE BLACK BOOK, Dec 17-Jan 19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

WSP presents Little Black Book by Jean-Claude Carriere, translated by Solvene Tiffou and directed by Kate Fahy at the Park Theatre, running December 17, 2013 through January 19, 2014. Jenny Rainsford stars as 'She' and Gerald Kyd stars as 'He' in what Fahy told the Daily Mail is a 'romantic, sexy, funny and absurd story' rarely seen in the UK. (more...)

Pacino-Led MERCHANT OF VENICE Begins Previews at Broadhurst Oct. 19, 2010; Opens Officially Nov. 7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2010

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson), Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel announced the opening date today for the summer's biggest hit, Daniel Sullivan's critically acclaimed production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. Al Pacino will reprise his celebrated performance as Shylock on Broadway for 78 performances only, beginning Tuesday, October 19 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street) and running through Sunday, January 9. Opening Night will be Sunday, November 7 at 6:45 p.m. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Park Ends Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2010

The Public Theater has announced additional casting for the 2010 Shakespeare in the Park summer season featuring THE WINTER'S TALE, directed by Michael Greif, and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, directed by Daniel Sullivan, in repertory June 9-August 1. (more...)

Jennings, Topol et al. Join Pacino and More in Shakespeare in the Park, 6/9 - 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2010

The Public Theater has announced additional casting for the 2010 Shakespeare in the Park summer season featuring THE WINTER'S TALE, directed by Michael Greif, and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, directed by Daniel Sullivan, in repertory June 9-August 1. (more...)

Cardboard Citizens Announce Full Free Programme for the Home Truths Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

As previews begin for Home Truths, a season of new plays exploring the state of housing in the UK from the award-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens who are celebrating 25 years of making work with and for homeless people, the company has announced a wide-ranging additional programme of free events supported by the National Lottery Fund (HLF). (more...)

Meryl Streep & Kevin Kline Reunite in ROMEO & JULIET for The Public Theater's 50th Anniversary Gala, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2012

In honor and celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater, The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) will hold a special one-night-only gala event on Monday, June 18, featuring Kevin Kline as Romeo and Meryl Streep as Juliet in a star-studded staged reading of ROMEO AND JULIET, directed by Daniel Sullivan. For information on tickets for The Public Theater's Anniversary Gala, please call (212) 539-8547 or visit www.shakespeareinthepark.org. (more...)

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