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Arthur Darvill & Laurence Fox Set for OUR BOYS, Beginning Previews at Duchess Theatre, Sept 26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2012

Written from his own experience, Jonathan Lewis's Our Boys is a wonderfully funny yet searingly honest account of the tribulations, tedium and terror that young soldiers face when recovering from injuries incurred in the line of duty. It opens for a limited 12-week season at the Duchess Theatre on Wednesday 3 October, with previews from tonight, Wednesday 26 September. The cast features Arthur Darvill (Rory in Doctor Who) and Laurence Fox (James in Lewis). (more...)

THE SQUARE ROOT OF WONDERFUL Plays Collaborative Artists Ensemble, Now thru 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2012

Back by popular demand, Carson McCullers' rarely performed gem of a play, The Square Root of Wonderful, directed by Steve Jarrard, produced by Collaborative Artists Ensemble, tells the story of a man who lives in the shadows of a former triumph and his domineering mother; an architect who has fallen in love-and the woman caught between them. (more...)

Kathryn Prescott, Cian Barry and More Join Southwark's THE LOVE GIRL AND THE INNOCENT; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Olivier-award nominee Matthew Dunster directs Kathryn Prescott (Channel 4's Skins) in her stage debut with Cian Barry (Our Boys, The Member of the Wedding), Daniel Stewart (Written on the Heart) and Rocky Marshall (Headlong's Faustus, Mean Machine) alongside 16-strong cast in the first major revival in over 30 years of The Love Girl and the Innocent at Southwark Playhous in October. (more...)

FARRAGUT NORTH, OUR AJAX and More Set for Southwark Playhouse's Fall 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

Southwark Playhouse announces its Autumn 2013 season, including: the UK Premiere of Beau Willimon's Farragut North; the first major revival in over 30 years of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Love Girl and the Innocent; and the world premiere of Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Ajax. Details below! (more...)

Kathryn Prescott, Cian Barry and More Set for Southwark's THE LOVE GIRL AND THE INNOCENT, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2013

Olivier-award nominee Matthew Dunster directs Kathryn Prescott (Channel 4's Skins) in her stage debut with Cian Barry (Our Boys, The Member of the Wedding), Daniel Stewart (Written on the Heart) and Rocky Marshall (Headlong's Faustus, Mean Machine) alongside 16-strong cast in the first major revival in over 30 years of The Love Girl and the Innocent at Southwark Playhous in October. (more...)

Arthur Darvill & Laurence Fox Set for OUR BOYS at the Duchess Theatre, Opening Tonight, Oct 3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2012

Written from his own experience, Jonathan Lewis's Our Boys is a wonderfully funny yet searingly honest account of the tribulations, tedium and terror that young soldiers face when recovering from injuries incurred in the line of duty. It opens for a limited 12-week season at the Duchess Theatre tonight, 3 October. The cast features Arthur Darvill (Rory in Doctor Who) and Laurence Fox (James in Lewis). (more...)

L.A. Theatre Works Celebrates 200th Anniversary of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 11/15-18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2012

L.A. Theatre Works celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Pride and Prejudice with Christina Calvit's acclaimed stage adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, returning from the first leg of a 25-venue national tour for five performances, Nov. 15-18, at UCLA's James Bridges Theater. There, the production will be recorded in front of a live audience for later broadcast on public radio and SiriusXM Satellite before heading back out on the road. (more...)

THE MADDENING RAIN Plays Brits Off Broadway At 59E59
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2011

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) will welcome Darbourne Luff and Upstart Theatre to Brits Off Broadway with THE MADDENING RAIN, written by Nicholas Pierpan, directed by Matthew Dunster and featuring Felix Scott. (more...)

THE SQUARE ROOT OF WONDERFUL Plays Collaborative Artists Ensemble, 9/14-10/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2012

Back by popular demand, Carson McCullers' rarely performed gem of a play, The Square Root of Wonderful, directed by Steve Jarrard, produced by Collaborative Artists Ensemble, tells the story of a man who lives in the shadows of a former triumph and his domineering mother; an architect who has fallen in love-and the woman caught between them. (more...)

Broadway Veteran Phyllis Love Dies at 85
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2011

According to published reports, Broadway veteran Phyllis Love passed away October 30 in Los Angeles of complications from Alzheimer's disease. (more...)

Julie Harris Memorial Celebration Set for 12/3 at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

There will be a memorial celebration of the actress, Julie Harris, on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, starting at 12 noon at the Barnard B. Jacobs Theatre on 242 West 45th Street. Among her friends gathering to celebrate Miss Harris will be Zoe Caldwell, Rosemary Harris, Cherry Jones, Hal Holbrook and Christopher Plummer. The public is welcome. (more...)

L.A. Theatre Works Celebrates 200th Anniversary of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 11/15-18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2012

L.A. Theatre Works celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Pride and Prejudice with Christina Calvit's acclaimed stage adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, returning from the first leg of a 25-venue national tour for five performances, Nov. 15-18, at UCLA's James Bridges Theater. There, the production will be recorded in front of a live audience for later broadcast on public radio and SiriusXM Satellite before heading back out on the road. (more...)

L.A. Theatre Works Celebrates 200th Anniversary of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Now thru 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2012

L.A. Theatre Works celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Pride and Prejudice with Christina Calvit's acclaimed stage adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, returning from the first leg of a 25-venue national tour for five performances, today, Nov. 15-18, at UCLA's James Bridges Theater. There, the production will be recorded in front of a live audience for later broadcast on public radio and SiriusXM Satellite before heading back out on the road. (more...)

RIALTO CHATTER: Glenn Close Possible for 50th Anniversary Revival of MAME?
by Rialto Chatter - Nov 10, 2013

According to Clyde Fitch Report, Close reportedly turned down the highly sought-after role of 'Helen Sinclair' in the upcoming stage adaptation of Woody Allen's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, starring Zach Braff. As previously announced, Allen turned down stage legends Patti LuPone and Bernadette Peters, both of who reportedly auditioned, and is now leaning towards casting Marin Mazzie, who took on the role in the recent readings of the production. (more...)

THE MADDENING RAIN Plays Brits Off Broadway At 59E59
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2011

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) will welcome Darbourne Luff and Upstart Theatre to Brits Off Broadway with THE MADDENING RAIN, written by Nicholas Pierpan, directed by Matthew Dunster and featuring Felix Scott. (more...)

Glenn Close Joins Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
by Movies News Desk - May 29, 2013

According to Deadline.com, Glenn Close will play a leader in Nova Corp in Marvel Studios' upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy. The movie, directed by James Gunn, is aiming to begin production next month. (more...)

'Always Something Left to Love...' Meet the Full Company of A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 7, 2014

Previews begin tomorrow night, Saturday, March 8, for the return to Broadway of Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington, starring as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN. This new production begins previews nearly 55 years to the day that A RAISIN IN THE SUN had its Broadway premiere (March 11, 1959) at the same theatre, the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Anne Keefe of the Westport Country Playhouse
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Mar 7, 2014

Script in Hand Productions Remain Popular at the Playhouse (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre's ETHEL! Closes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2012

Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3 brings back the spirit of Philadelphia's own Ethel Waters with her life stories and memorable songs in Ethel! (more...)

FARRAGUT NORTH, OUR AJAX and More Set for Southwark Playhouse's Fall 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

Southwark Playhouse announces its Autumn 2013 season, including: the UK Premiere of Beau Willimon's Farragut North; the first major revival in over 30 years of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Love Girl and the Innocent; and the world premiere of Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Ajax. Details below! (more...)

Gregg Edelman, Natalie Toro and More Set for MAKING ROOM ON BROADWAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2013

The Museum of the City of New York will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its beloved Perform! series by showcasing the best of Broadway musical cabaret featuring lead performers Gregg Edelman, Michael McElroy, Christianne Tisdale, Natalie Toro, as well as Musical Director Christopher McGovern tonight, June 15 and Sunday, June 16. (more...)

Arthur Darvill & Laurence Fox Set for OUR BOYS at the Duchess Theatre this Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2012

Written from his own experience, Jonathan Lewis's Our Boys is a wonderfully funny yet searingly honest account of the tribulations, tedium and terror that young soldiers face when recovering from injuries incurred in the line of duty. It opens for a limited 12-week season at the Duchess Theatre on Wednesday 3 October, with previews from Wednesday 26 September. The cast features Arthur Darvill (Rory in Doctor Who) and Laurence Fox (James in Lewis). (more...)

Gregg Edelman, Natalie Toro and More Set for MAKING ROOM ON BROADWAY, 6/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

The Museum of the City of New York will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its beloved Perform! series by showcasing the best of Broadway musical cabaret featuring lead performers Gregg Edelman, Michael McElroy, Christianne Tisdale, Natalie Toro, as well as Musical Director Christopher McGovern on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16. (more...)

Castillo Theatre Announces Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Contest Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2012

The Castillo Theatre is presenting four winning scripts from the 2012 Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Contest, selected from over 200 entries including submissions by playwrights from around the world. The plays are being directed by distinguished theatre professionals and will be presented on Mondays, August 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Glenn Close to Star as 'Anastasia' in DUCHESS Film
by Movies News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

Deadline reports that Glenn Close will star as Anna Anderson, who claimed to be the Grand Russian Duchess Anastasia, in the upcoming film DUCHESS, directed by Arie Posin. (more...)

Tony Winner Glenn Close to Return to the Stage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Three-time Tony Award winner Glenn Close is planning to return to the stage following a 15-year absence. (more...)

Tony Winner Glenn Close to Return to Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

According to The Associated Press, three-time Tony Award winner Glenn Close is planning to return to the Broadway stage following a 15-year absence. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Presents ETHEL!, Previews 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2012

Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3 is set to bring back the spirit of Philadelphia's own Ethel Waters with her life stories and memorable songs in Ethel! (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Presents ETHEL!, Previews 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2012

Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3 is set to bring back the spirit of Philadelphia's own Ethel Waters with her life stories and memorable songs in Ethel! (more...)

Black Theater Companies Come Together to Celebrate the Legacy of Woodie King Jr, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2012

In celebration of the life and work of Woodie King Jr., founder and Artistic Director of The New Federal Theatre, four emerging theatre companies have organized a special conversation with Mr. King to recognize his legacy and impact on the black theatre community. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Presents ETHEL!, 2/23-3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2012

Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3 will bring back the spirit of Philadelphia's own Ethel Waters with her life stories and memorable songs in Ethel! Written by and starring Broadway's Terry Burrell, this world premiere begins with previews on February 21st, opens February 23rd and runs through March 11th in the intimate Independence Studio on 3. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Presents ETHEL!, Previews 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2012

Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3 is set to bring back the spirit of Philadelphia's own Ethel Waters with her life stories and memorable songs in Ethel! (more...)

Black Theater Companies Come Together to Celebrate the Legacy of Woodie King Jr, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2012

In celebration of the life and work of Woodie King Jr., founder and Artistic Director of The New Federal Theatre, four emerging theatre companies have organized a special conversation with Mr. King to recognize his legacy and impact on the black theatre community. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Presents ETHEL!, Previews 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2012

Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3 is set to bring back the spirit of Philadelphia's own Ethel Waters with her life stories and memorable songs in Ethel! (more...)

Glenn Close Coming Back to Broadway in A DELICATE BALANCE?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

According to the New York Post, stage and screen star Glenn Close might be heading back to Broadway soon! Michael Riedel writes that Close will star in Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning A Delicate Balance. The production will be helmed by Simon McBurney and is aiming for a run next season. (more...)

Julie Harris Memorial Celebration to Be Held Today at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

There will be a memorial celebration of the actress, Julie Harris, today, Dec. 3rd, starting at 12 noon at the earnard B. Jacobs Theatre on 242 West 45th Street. Among her friends gathering to celebrate Miss Harris will be Zoe Caldwell, RoseMary Harris, Cherry Jones, HAl Holbrook and Christopher Plummer. The public is welcome. (more...)

Recap: Joan van Ark, Hal Holbrook and More Honor Tony Winner Julie Harris with All-Star Memorial Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

Today, December 3rd at 12 noon, friends and colleagues gathered in celebration of Tony-winning actress Julie Harris at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on 242 West 45th Street. Among those at the celebration were Zoe Caldwell, RoseMary Harris, Cherry Jones, Joan van Ark?, HAl Holbrook and Christopher Plummer. (more...)

Glenn Close Gets into Holiday Spirit at Documentary Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2013

At an event honoring the documentary 20 FEET FROM STARDOM at Edison Hotel's Rum House, Close reportedly hung 'back area of the bar singing and dancing along to Christmas carols. But she eventually moved closer to the singers, then got on the microphone herself to sing 'O Holy Night' with the film's stars Darlene Love, Lisa Fischer and Judith Hill.' (more...)

UCLA Film & Television Archive Kicks Off CHAMPION: THE STANLEY KRAMER CENTENNIAL Series Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

Opening Night of the UCLA Film & Television Archive Film Series: 'CHAMPION: THE STANLEY KRAMER CENTENNIAL' is set for tonight, August 9, 2013 at the Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard (at the corner of Westwood Boulevard), Los Angeles, Calif. (more...)

UCLA Film & Television Archive to Kick Off CHAMPION: THE STANLEY KRAMER CENTENNIAL Series, 8/9
by Movies News Desk - Aug 7, 2013

Opening Night of the UCLA Film & Television Archive Film Series: 'CHAMPION: THE STANLEY KRAMER CENTENNIAL' is set for Friday, August 9, 2013 at the Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard (at the corner of Westwood Boulevard), Los Angeles, Calif. (more...)

Castillo Theatre's Presents FLOWERS BEHIND THE MOUNTAIN Tonight, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2012

The Castillo Theatre is presenting four winning scripts from the 2012 Mario Fratti-FrEd Newman Political Play Contest, selected from over 200 entries including submissions by playwrights from around the world. The plays are being directed by distinguished theatre professionals and will be presented on Mondays, beginning tonight, August 6 and continuing August 13, 20 and 27 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

THE SQUARE ROOT OF WONDERFUL Plays Collaborative Artists Ensemble, 9/14-10/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2012

Back by popular demand, Carson McCullers' rarely performed gem of a play, The Square Root of Wonderful, directed by Steve Jarrard, produced by Collaborative Artists Ensemble, tells the story of a man who lives in the shadows of a former triumph and his domineering mother; an architect who has fallen in love-and the woman caught between them. (more...)

DREAMS HEAVIER THAN AIR Plays Castillo Theatre Tonight, 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2012

The Castillo Theatre continues its presentation of four winning scripts from the 2012 Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Contest, selected from more than 200 entries including submissions by playwrights from around the world. The plays are being directed by distinguished theatre professionals and the final production plays tonight, August 27 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Harris
by Walter McBride - Aug 26, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, legendary screen and stage actress Julie Harris has died at age 87 on Saturday at her home in West Chatham, Massachusetts due to congestive heart failure. (more...)

Stage, Screen Legend Julie Harris Dies at 87
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2013

According to The New York Times, Harris, a five-time Tony winner, passed away on Saturday at her home in West Chatham, Massachusetts due to congestive heart failure. (more...)

Exclusive InDepth InterView: Tonya Pinkins Talks Broadway, Hollywood, 54 Below, Upcoming Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 24, 2012

Today we are talking to a Tony Award-winning star known for her many impressive appearances on Broadway in JELLY'S LAST JAM, PLAY ON!, THE WILD PARTY and her tremendous title turn in the towering CAROLINE, OR CHANGE - the one and only Tonya Pinkins. Opening up about her career and many of her most memorable roles, Pinkins lets us in to her world and shares experiences of working with some of the most noted names in theatre - George C. Wolfe, Harold Prince, August Wilson, Stephen Sondheim, Lloyd Richards, Daniel Sullivan, David Esbjornson and many more among them - on everything from MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, her Broadway debut, to her many musical roles to August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON and RADIO GOLF all the way to last season's Shakespeare In The Park double-header of THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR and MEASURE FOR MEASURE. Most importantly, Pinkins fills us in on all the details about her upcoming Ethel Waters tribute at 54 Below and what we can expect from one of musical theatre's most dynamic divas taking on the song catalog of an entertainment pioneer in this New York premiere of the in-development new musical solo spotlight showcase. Additionally, Pinkins shares some candid reminiscences about some of her most fondly remembered film and television roles - such as ABOVE THE RIM, BEAT STREET, ROMANCE & CIGARETTES, ENCHANTED and others - as well as offers her thoughts on the ever-changing world of soaps, having appeared in major roles on both AS THE WORLD TURNS and ALL MY CHILDREN. All of that, comments on her two upcoming feature films - HOME and NEWLYWEEDS - and much, much more! (more...)

People's Light & Theatre to Open 40th Season with August Wilson's FENCES, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

People's Light & Theatre opens its 40th Anniversary Season with August Wilson's Fences running September 10-October 5, 2014 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage. Kamilah Forbes directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. (more...)

Honorary Off-Off-Broadway Awards to be Presented in IT Awards Ceremony, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The New York Innovative Theatre Awards, the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, has announced 2014 recipients of the 2014 Honorary Awards. (more...)

New Lincoln Theatre Presents WHEN ANGELS WEPT 9/14-10/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2013

New Lincoln Theatre presents When Angels Wept, by Charles Grippo, a drama that explores the universal challenge of getting through the trials of life in an imperfect world. (more...)

International City Theatre's OTHER DESERT CITIES to Run 6/6-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

The manicured life of an actor-turned-politician and his impeccable wife is upset when relatives arrive at their Palm Springs home for the holidays - including daughter Brooke who's about to publish a tell-all memoir. caryn desai [sic] directs Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, opening June 6 at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews take place on June 4 and June 5. (more...)

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