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BWW Reviews: Paper Chairs' THE SUICIDE a Lively, Hysterical Satire
by Jeff Davis - May 30, 2014

There's no shortage of incredible pieces of art and theater that were lost, at least temporarily, during the Stalinist era of Communist Russia. Thank God, though, that Nikolai Erdman's absurdist masterpiece The Suicide somehow survived. Had it not, the world would be without one of the best commentaries on Communist society's impact on the freedom of the individual to think, feel, and be for themselves. Additionally, Austin theatergoers would be without one of the best theatrical productions of the year. (more...)

World Premiere of Hunter Bell & Lee Overtree's FOUND, GHOST STORIES Revival and More Set for Atlantic Theater Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2014 - 2015 season productions, featuring world premiere productions from Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree, Halley Feiffer, Rajiv Joseph andDoug Wright, an American premiere from Moira Buffini and a revival from Atlantic's founder David Mamet. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Sharon Lockwood and More Star in Alley Theatre's 'VANYA AND SONIA', Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will feature Resident Actor Jeffrey Bean as Vanya, Sharon Lockwood returning to the Alley as Sonia, Alley Artist Josie de Guzman returning as Masha, and Resident Actor Jay Sullivan as Spike. Rounding out the cast and making their Alley debuts are Rachael Holmes as Cassandra and Sarah Nealis as Nina. Jonathan Moscone, Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theater, helms the production and returns after having directed the Alley's 2011 production of Amadeus. (more...)

Continuing with its Commitment to Short Fiction, Pixel Hall Press has Announced that it will Publish "Kissing the Hag," a New Novella by Timothy Quigley
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2014

Pixel Hall Press is a relatively new, old-fashioned small publishing house whose focus is on discovering literary gems and great stories by gifted writers that might have otherwise been overlooked. This includes not only full length novels, but finely crafted short story eBook singles, print short story anthologies and collections, and even novellas, in both print and eBook formats. (more...)

paper chairs Presents Nikolai Erdman's THE SUICIDE, Now thru 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

paper chairs presents Nikolai Erdman's slapstick tragedy, The Suicide, opening tonight, May 15th at the Off Center. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Extended ARROW Promo Teases Remainder of Season 2!
by - Mar 5, 2014

The CW has released a new extended promo for their hit series ARROW which gives viewers a sneak peek into many of the remaining episodes of the second season (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Puts Spin on AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, 3/27-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

The celebrated off-Broadway comedy, Around the World in 80 Days, which features five actors in a theatrical tour-de-force playing 39 characters from Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, will come alive through the Arizona Theatre Company production at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, from March 27-April 13. (more...)

'VANYA AND SONIA,' PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, SAFE HOUSE & More Set for Cincinnati Playhouse's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

Artistic Director Blake Robison announced the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2014-15 season today. The Playhouse's 55th season - which is Robison's third as artistic director - boasts a homegrown world premiere, two Tony Award-winning plays, recent New York hits and musical tributes to Johnny Cash and Tri-State native Rosemary Clooney. (more...)

Silver Spring Stage's OTHER DESERT CITIES to Run 4/4-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Silver Spring Stage presents Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by Bridget Muhlberger and produced by Seth Ghitelman, juicy and surprising drama with humor of a writer returning home to Palm Springs announcing she's publishing a memoir that dredges up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history. Other Desert Cities will perform weekends April 4 to April 27, 2014. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Puts Spin on AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The celebrated off-Broadway comedy, Around the World in 80 Days, which features five actors in a theatrical tour-de-force playing 39 characters from Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, will come alive through the Arizona Theatre Company production at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, from today, March 27-April 13. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CLYBOURNE PARK - A Pulitzer Prize View of Neighborhood Integration and Gentrification
by Roy Berko - Mar 27, 2014

Have you ever wondered, after seeing a play, what might have happened to the characters or even the physical structure in which the story is set, before the play began or after it ended? Bruce Norris's 'CLYBOURNE PARK' does exactly that. (more...)

Mamie Gummer to Join Jennifer Aniston in CAKE
by Movies News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Mamie Gummer will star opposite Jennifer Aniston in the upcoming film CAKE, directed by Daniel Barnz from a script by Patrick Tobin. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'night MOTHER - Pulitzer Prize Script and Masterful Acting at Beck Center
by Roy Berko - Mar 23, 2014

One of the most common questions I encountered as a counselor when working with someone who had just experienced The Suicide of a family member or acquaintance was 'Why did s/he do it?' Or, in confronting someone who was suicidal, the question is, 'Why do you want to do that?' Ironically, most of the time there is no thoughtful answer. (more...)

The CW's THE 100 Premiere Rockets to Time Period Best Since 2010
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Last night's season premiere of THE 100 brought in 2.7 M viewers, The CW's most watched show in its time period (Weds 9-10pm) since 9/8/10. (more...)

Lebanese Theater Artist Rabih Mroue to Return to the US with 33 RPM AND A FEW SECONDS, 4/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Asia Society, PEN World Voices Festival and Performance Space 122 present the New York City premiere of 33 RPM and a Few Seconds, a brave new work by Lebanese theater artists Rabih Mroue and Lina Saneh, as part of the 10th Annual PEN World Voices Festival. A multi-media theater performance devoid of actors, 33 RPM and a Few Seconds reconstructs the final moments of a life after The Suicide of a young Lebanese man. (more...)

BBC AmericaUnveils ORPHAN BLACK Season 2 Cast Photo
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Orphan Black returns Saturday, April 19, 9:00pm ET/PT (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: HIGHLIGHTS FROM BULLY (Concept Cast Recording) Introduces Listeners to Intriguing, Timely Musical
by David Clarke - Mar 11, 2014

This new musical by Aaron Alon is still in the process of being made. Thunderclap Productions is working on filming the musical and there are still plans to bring the show to stage as well. With relevant and timely themes, an intriguing score, and remarkable talent behind every aspect of this musical, the HIGHLIGHTS FROM BULLY (Concept Cast Recording) is a great way for more people to be exposed to this musical and to support this important project. (more...)

Dark Comedy THE SUICIDE THEORY Set for World Premiere
by Movies News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

The Aussies are coming… to Hollywood for the world premiere of their career-launching indie film 'The Suicide Theory'. (more...)

If A Prison Guard Wants To Die, His Workplace Offers An Unlimited Supply Of People Willing To Oblige
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Being a prison guard is both stressful and dangerous, so it's not surprising that The Suicide rate is 39% higher than any other occupation. The Poor Man's Guide to Suicide (Moonshine Cove Press), by Andrew H. Armacost, is a moving yet comical tale of an embittered prison guard, working at a correctional facility on the outskirts of Indianapolis, who decides the only meaningful thing left for him to do in life is die. (more...)

Broadway Casting Director Barry Moss Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

BroadwayWorld has learned that the great Broadway, film and television casting director Barry Moss has passed away. (more...)

ACADEMIA NUTS Kicks Off This Year's NYMF, 7/9-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The hysterical new musical Academia Nuts has been selected to kick off the first week of the celebrated New York Musical Theatre Festival with performances from July 9-13, 2014 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). Academia Nuts has book and lyrics by Becca Anderson & Dan Marshall, and music by Julian Blackmore, with direction by Thomas Caruso, musical direction by Martyn Axe, and choreography by Ryan Kasprzak. It is produced by Charissa Bertels in association with CAP21 Theatre Company. (more...)

The National Gallery Presents REMBRANDT: THE LATE WORKS, Oct. 15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

This autumn, the National Gallery presents a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition, Rembrandt: The Late Works - the first ever in-depth exploration of Rembrandt's final years of painting. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DeSoto Family Theatre Storms the Barricades With LES MIS
by Joseph Baker - Jul 7, 2014

There were several reasons that I almost denied myself the pleasure of attending DeSoto Family Theatre's new production of Boublil and Schonberg's LES MISERABLES, the epic (and enduring) musical version of Victor Hugo's massive nineteenth century novel. I hereby state my preconceived notions - and hope to explain why I was so ill-opined. (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Tuesday, August 5, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 24, 2014

Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, August 5, 2014! (more...)

Tickets to Cincinnati Playhouse's 2014-15 Season Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Single tickets for all 2014-15 season shows at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will go on sale Monday, Aug. 4. This includes tickets for the Playhouse's beloved annual holiday classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL, presented by U.S. Bank. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA - All Hail The Queen
by Jeffrey Scott - Jul 21, 2014

Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival's production of William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra brings royal-like acting to the Conejo Valley stage. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The "Alley Theatre @ UH" season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling Join Police Drama THE NICE GUYS
by Movies News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The Wrap reports that Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling have signed on for cop drama THE NICE GUYS from director Shane Black (Iron Man 3), producer Joel Silver and Warner Bros. Black and Silver collaborated on the Lethal Weapon films years ago. (more...)

Hong Kong Director Patrick Lung Kong Celebrated by Museum of the Moving Image in Film Series, 7/15-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Patrick Lung Kong will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from Tsui Hark to open this nine-film series, with rare titles screened for the first time in New York. Drawing from a rich legacy of Cantonese films, while promoting a strong sense of singularity through his formal inventiveness, director Patrick Lung Kong (b. 1935) had a profound impact on following generations of filmmakers, including John Woo and Tsui Hark, and remains widely acknowledged as one of the great pioneers of Hong Kong cinema. To pay tribute to the achievements of this prodigious filmmaker, Museum of the Moving Image will present Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Cinema of Patrick Lung Kong, a nine-film screening series featuring rare titles imported from Hong Kong, from August 15 through 24, 2014. The series is sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office New York and presented with support from the New York Asian Film Festival/Subway Cinema. (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Today, January 4, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jan 4, 2014

Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS tonight, January 4, 2014! (more...)

Play Company Premieres Jonas Hassen Khemiri's I CALL MY BROTHERS, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

The Play Company (PlayCo) presents the U.S. premiere of I Call My Brothers, a bold new work about race, suspicion and identity by celebrated young Swedish writer Jonas Hassen Khemiri. Running today, January 22­-February 23 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street), the production continues PlayCo's relationship with both Khemiri and director Erica Schmidt, whose multiple collaborations with the company include the Obie-winning 2011 premiere of Khemiri's Invasion! With I Call My Brothers, Khemiri moves to even more powerful and personal terrain, spinning a bold story out of a tragic event and asking: 'What happens when we start to see ourselves as others see us?' (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Saturday, January 4, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jan 2, 2014

Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on Saturday, January 4, 2014! (more...)

Square Product Theatre and Goddess Here Productions Stage GIDION'S KNOT, Now thru 1/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2014

Award-winning square product theatre and Goddess Here Productions present the Regional Premiere of Johnna Adams' 'Gidion's Knot,' Finalist for the 2013 Steinberg New Play Award and the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. (more...)

Rachel Strayer Releases Fantasy, 'Falling Night and Rising Day'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

'I have been writing small poetry pieces for years, but there was never a story I wanted to sustain. I woke up one morning and realized there was a story that I wanted to tell, and I could do nothing else until I had done so,' author Rachel Strayer says. In her quest to be heard and be understood, Strayer holds on to a deck of tarot cards to ease expressing deep and personal pains, eventually creating relatable fantasies through her book 'Falling Night and Rising Day.' (more...)

Jennifer Aniston to Star in CAKE
by Movies News Desk - Feb 9, 2014

In CAKE, Aniston will play 'a woman who becomes fascinated by The Suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group.' (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More to Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

Georgia Ensemble Theatre Stages THE GREAT GATSBY, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, is ready to wow Atlanta area audiences with the much anticipated stage spectacle: The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic 1920's Jazz Age epic has been adapted for the stage, and is the next installment in GET's record-setting season. Directed by founding company member Tess Malis Kincaid, the show runs today, February 27 through March 16, 2014, at the Theatre's home, the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA. The production is generously sponsored by The Bank of North Georgia. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Alley Theatre presents the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces Lineup for WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will host 22 theatrical offerings from 20 different countries during WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014 that will run for three weeks March 10-30, 2014 throughout the Center. The international festival features contemporary theater works offering 13 fully staged productions, 4 theater-focused installations, 3 readings of new works, and 2 forums. From Olivier and Tony Award-winning puppetry to innovative perspectives on old classics, a diverse showcase of theatrical expression will be represented by countries spanning the globe including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, England, France, Iceland, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, Scotland, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, and the United States. (more...)

Georgia Ensemble Theatre to Stage THE GREAT GATSBY, 2/27-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, is ready to wow Atlanta area audiences with the much anticipated stage spectacle: The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic 1920's Jazz Age epic has been adapted for the stage, and is the next installment in GET's record-setting season. Directed by founding company member Tess Malis Kincaid, the show runs February 27 through March 16, 2014, at the Theatre's home, the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA. The production is generously sponsored by The Bank of North Georgia. (more...)

FALLING NIGHT AND RISING DAY by Rachel Strayer is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

'I have been writing small poetry pieces for years, but there was never a story I wanted to sustain. I woke up one morning and realized there was a story that I wanted to tell, and I could do nothing else until I had done so,' author Rachel Strayer says. In her quest to be heard and be understood, Strayer holds on to a deck of tarot cards to ease expressing deep and personal pains, eventually creating relatable fantasies through her book 'Falling Night and Rising Day.' (more...)

Jennifer Aniston to Star In/Executive Produce New Comedy CAKE
by Movies News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Jennifer Aniston will star as the acerbic, hilarious Claire Simmons, who becomes fascinated by The Suicide of Nina, a woman in her chronic pain support group. (more...)

Edward Lehman, of LEHMAN, LEE & XU, Offers Legal Expertise on CCTV Dialogue: Cyber Hunting and Cyber Bullying
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

BEIJING, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ The Suicide of 18 year old An Qi sparks debate throughout China about the phenomenon of Cyber Bullying and Cyber Hunting. To tackle the issues of real and virtual bullying, CCTV's Tian Wei sits down with long-time 'China-hand' and legal expert Edward Lehman, of LEHMAN, LEE & XU and Professor Shi Anbin of Tsinghua University on December 20 th, 2013. Edward Lehman and Professor Shi Anbin were asked to comment on the difference between Cyber Bullying and Cyber Hunting, the negative or positive public contributions of Cyber Hunting, whether Cyber Bullying and Cyber Hunting are moral or legal issues in China and throughout the world. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

Lebanese Theater Artist Rabih Mroue Return to the US with 33 RPM AND A FEW SECONDS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Asia Society, PEN World Voices Festival and Performance Space 122 present the New York City premiere of 33 RPM and a Few Seconds, a brave new work by Lebanese theater artists Rabih Mroue and Lina Saneh, as part of the 10th Annual PEN World Voices Festival. A multi-media theater performance devoid of actors, 33 RPM and a Few Seconds reconstructs the final moments of a life after The Suicide of a young Lebanese man. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Sharon Lockwood and More to Star in Alley Theatre's 'VANYA AND SONIA'; Cast and Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for recent Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Appearing in titles roles are Resident Actor Jeffrey Bean as Vanya, Sharon Lockwood returning to the Alley as Sonia, Alley Artist Josie de Guzman returning as Masha, and Resident Actor Jay Sullivan as Spike. Rounding out the cast and making their Alley debuts are Rachael Holmes as Cassandra and Sarah Nealis as Nina. Jonathan Moscone, Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theater, helms the production and returns after having directed the Alley's 2011 production of Amadeus. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OTHER DESERT CITIES - A Scorching Hot Cast
by Jeremy Bustin - Apr 26, 2014

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Jon Robin Baitz's OTHER DESERT CITIES is a heavy-hitting and sharply written drama gallivanting about as a comedy for much of the first hour. While the laughs are many, Baitz's quick-witted script is thick with suspense, disloyalty and resentment. Virginia Repertory Theatre has hired some of the most accomplished performers and creative artists in Richmond to mount the Tony-nominated production. (more...)

BBC America Debuts ORPHAN BLACK Season 2 Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

Orphan Black returns tonight, April 19, 9:00pm ET/PT (more...)

paper chairs to Present Nikolai Erdman's THE SUICIDE, 5/15-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

paper chairs proudly presents Nikolai Erdman's slapstick tragedy, The Suicide, opening May 15th at the Off Center. (more...)

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