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Mark Hellinger Theatre (New York, NY)
237 West 51st St.

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Based on the musical Kismet with a book by Charles Lederer and Luther Davis


From the play by Edward Knoblock

THE SAME OLD STORIES: A WORK OF FICTION is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

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BWW Review: TINARIWEN Warms at The Imperial
by Matt Hanson - Sep 30, 2015

There are a few reasons why a nomadic ethnic minority from the Western Sahara has become the poster child of world music in the 21st century. In truth, no one can really put his or her finger on Tinariwen definitively, because they are the living, pure sound of a people, a place, and a time so authentically exotic. To categorize Tinariwen in predefined musical genres is as elusive as believing in a mirage. (more...)

The Toure-Raichel Collective Releases New Album THE PARIS SESSION Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The formation and success of The Touré-Raichel Collective, the band led by Israeli keyboardist and songwriter Idan Raichel and Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré-icons in their own countries and abroad-is a reminder of the unique power of music to bridge geographic, ethnic, political and religious differences. As a follow up to their acclaimed 2012 debut, The Tel Aviv Session, the group will release a new album, The Paris Session, today, September 30 on the Cumbancha label. The Touré-Raichel Collective will tour the U.S. this fall; please see below for an itinerary. (more...)

Maurice Pialat Retrospective Comes to Moving Image This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Arriving on the scene after the French New Wave, with emotionally raw, tumultuous films that reflect his own life and personality, Maurice Pialat (1925-2003) was widely acclaimed in France, but underappreciated in the United States. (more...)

Photo Special: REMEMBERING: Geoffrey Holder
by Walter McBride - Oct 9, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Geoffrey Holder, the 1975 Tony Award -winning director and costume designer of The Wiz who died on Sunday at the age of 84. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory Friday, October 10th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. BroadwayWorld.com's Walter McBride has culled through his photo archives to present some images of the legend. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights in Honor of Tony Winner Geoffrey Holder
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Geoffrey Holder, the 1975 Tony Awarda -winning director and costume designer of The Wiz who died on Sunday at the age of 84. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory Friday, October 10th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Jazz Musician and University of San Francisco Performing Arts Teacher Releases New Edition of First Book
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Brilliant San Francisco Bay Area musician, composer, bandleader and educator, Dr. Pascal Bokar Thiam, was overwhelmed by the extraordinary success that his book received upon first publication. As all information contained in the widely-received 'From Timbuktu to the Mississippi Delta: How West African Standards of Aesthetics Shaped the Music of the Delta Blues' is factual, Thiam has published this revised first edition to address the continued evolution of music genres. The book is frequently used as a college level text for music arts students. (more...)

Tony Winning 'WIZ' Director & Costume Designer Geoffrey Holder Dies at 84
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

The New York Times reports that Tony Award-winning stage director and costume designer Geoffrey Holder has passed away at the age of 84. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Aqua Velvets Surf Odyssey Continues with EL MOROCCO
by Tory Gates - Oct 29, 2015

'Surf Spaghetti Western B-movie Soundtrack Music' (more...)

InDepth InterView Exclusive: Vanessa Williams Talks NY Philharmonic SHOW BOAT, Plus THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL NYC Vs. LA, INTO THE WOODS Memories & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 29, 2014

Today we are talking to a world famous triple-threat star of stage and screen who first shot to fame in the 1980s as the first African American Miss America and found considerable success as a recording artist and actress thereafter, the divine Vanessa Williams. Sharing sage wisdom from her life and career as well as reflecting on many of her most popular properties to date, Williams reveals some of her many secrets to success while also looking ahead to next month's hotly anticipated all-star concert presentation of legendary Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein musical SHOW BOAT, co-starring Julian Ovenden, Norm Lewis, Jane Alexander and many more along with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Ted Sperling. Also, Williams shares her enthusiasm for setting out to create new renditions of some of SHOW BOAT's most noted selections, including 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Of Mine'. Additionally, Williams opens up about her multiple musical theatre endeavors highlighting the work of Stephen Sondheim, including the Tony Award-winning 2002 Best Revival production of INTO THE WOODS and the recent original revue SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM. Plus, Williams details her ongoing participation in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, after having starred in the well-received Broadway production last season and now finishing up headlining the Los Angeles production before bringing the drama to Boston. All of that, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN memories, saving Audra McDonald's wedding day and much, much more with one of Broadway's brightest stars! (more...)

BronzeLens Hosts Iconic Filmmakers Abderrahmane Sissako, Suzanne de Passe and a Cadre Legends to Emerging Stars In Front and Behind the Lens
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

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Sydney Festival to Launch 40th Anniversary Year with DESDEMONA and WOYZECK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Sydney Festival launches its 40th anniversary year with two great works of art; a special October season of Desdemona based on Shakespeare's Othello, and Festival theatre highlight Woyzeck - a stage adaptation of Georg Buchner's eponymous play by American musicians Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, and acclaimed theatre director Robert Wilson. (more...)

Maurice Pialat Retrospective Comes to Moving Image Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Arriving on the scene after the French New Wave, with emotionally raw, tumultuous films that reflect his own life and personality, Maurice Pialat (1925-2003) was widely acclaimed in France, but underappreciated in the United States. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com for 10/4/2015 - 10/11/2015
by BWW - Oct 11, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com from 10/4/2015 - 10/11/2015. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: A Geoffrey Holder Celebration - THE WIZ, ANNIE, 7UP, James Bond & Beyond
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 10, 2014

Today we celebrate the life of Tony Award-winning director, choreographer and artist Geoffrey Holder in honor of his death this week at the age of 84. (more...)

Sam Thiara Pens PERSONAL STORYTELLING
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

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Documentaries, Comedy, Cats and More Set for Jan/Feb 2016 Lineup at Moving Image
by Movies News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

The Museum of the Moving Image has just announced its programs and exhibitions for January - February 2016. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Rashidra Scott to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015-16 Season Opener SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Rejoice! The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 83rd season with the glorious Broadway musical comedy Sister Act, on stage May 20 to June 20. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 5/03/2015
by BWW - May 3, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/03/2015 for Miami (more...)

Sheldon Burton Webster Shares 2013: MEMOIRS OF A WRITER
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Sheldon Burton Webster, a devoted writer and author, has completed his new book '2013: Memoirs of a Writer - A Year of Travel, Interviews and Reflections on Life': a gripping and potent memoir, this book interjects the author's quasi-autobiography into one year of his most adventurous life of travel to seven continents, 134 countries as an army officer, CPA, mountaineer and writer. (more...)

BWW Review--They Will Have to Kill Us First: Malian Music in Exile
by Tory Gates - May 2, 2016

“If you ban music in Mali, or in the whole world, it's like cutting people's oxygen off. Because music is like oxygen for human beings.' -- Khaira (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 5/17/2015
by BWW - May 17, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/17/2015 for Miami (more...)

Bobby Rush to Appear at B.B. King Blues Bar and Club Monday, May 18
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Bobby Rush to appearing at BB King Blues Bar and Club in honor of the King of the Blues himself. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 5/10/2015
by BWW - May 10, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/10/2015 for Miami (more...)

Jennifer Garner Talks Health, Raising Kids & Spirituality on DR. OZ, 3/23
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Tomorrow, March 23rd, Jennifer Garner opens up to Dr. Oz about her secrets to looking so good in her 40s, how her faith helped her through stressful times in her marriage and the medical miracle that convinced her to take her first starring movie role in a decade, “Miracles From Heaven.” (more...)

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM & More to Stream on Amazon Prime This August
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

With August comes a little something for everyone with Amazon Prime – ranging from the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm to Michael Bay's blockbuster Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (more...)

BRIDGE OF SPIES, CAROL Top 2016 BAFTA Film Award Nominations; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

The nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2016 have been announced. Bridge of Spies and Carol each receive nine nominations. (more...)

National Society of Film Critics Names SPOTLIGHT as Best Picture
by Movies News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

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Nominations for France's Cesar Awards Announced; Full List!
by Movies News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Nominations for France's Cesar Awards, the country's equivalent to the Academy Award, were announced today from Paris. (more...)

Broadway Manager, Producer and BC/EFA Activist Peter Neufeld Passes Away at 78
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

A successful Broadway company manager, general manager and producer for more than 20 years, Peter Neufeld passed away peacefully after a long battle with Parkinson's disease this morning, January 27, 2015, at The Actors Fund's Lillian Booth Residence in Englewood, NJ, where he had been living since 2007. He was 78. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 1/28/2015 - 1/30/2015
by BWW - Jan 25, 2015

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 1/28/2015 - 1/30/2015! (more...)

Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper Among 87th ACADEMY AWARD Nominees; Full List!
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 15, 2015

This morning the nominations for the 87th ACADEMY AWARDS in all 24 Oscar categories were announced at a special two-part live news conference at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. (more...)

Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014
by Walter McBride - Jan 1, 2015

Broadway fans had plenty of reasons to celebrate this year, with dozens of shows having opened since January, hundreds of actors having made their debuts, and many more having returned to the stage for critically acclaimed performances. Not all news was good though, as we also suffered a loss of an incredible amount of talent. Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2014. (more...)

Poland's IDA Wins OSCAR for Best Foreign Language Film
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2015

Poland's IDA wins the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. This is the 10th nomination for the country. (more...)

BIRDMAN, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, and More Lead the 87th Annual Academy Awards- UPDATING LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2015

The 87th Oscars will be held TONIGHT, Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m., ET/4 p.m., PT. The Oscars, produced by Zadan and Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you ALL the nominees and winners. (more...)

WHBPAC Presents FINEST IN WORLD CINEMA SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center continues its Finest in World Cinema Series this March on most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays! Screening the best current release art house, foreign, independent and documentary films that run concurrently at the most prominent film houses in New York City, tickets are $15 for adults, $9 for students/seniors, and $5 for WHBPAC Film Society members. (more...)

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...)

Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Rylance, and More Win BAFTA Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2016

The BAFTA Awards were just announced, with Leonardo DiCaprio continuing his winning streak on his march to the Oscars. Check out the full winners list below! (more...)

BWW Review: CIRQUE BERSERK, Peacock Theatre, February 9 2016
by Gary Naylor - Feb 10, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a 21st century circus with plenty of links to the traditions of the past. (more...)

Mark Rylance, CAROL Among Winners of New York Film Critics Circle Awards; Full List
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Members of the New York Film Critics Circle, an organization of film reviewers from New York-based publications that exists to honor excellence in U.S. and world cinema, announce the winners of the 2015 Awards. (more...)

Academy Announces Short List of Foreign Language Oscar Nominees
by Movies News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The Academy has announced the nine features on the shortlist for the Foreign Language Film Academy Award. The list of nine was originally part of a record-breaking 83 submissions. (more...)

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA and More Among Moving Image Curators' Choice Films, Screening 1/1-10
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Just as critics and cinephiles are unveiling their "Best of 2015" lists, Museum of the Moving Image has announced the eight titles selected for its annual Curators' Choice series. The films will be shown January 1 through 10, 2016, in the Museum's majestic Sumner M. Redstone Theater. (more...)

CAROL, MAD MAX Among Film Comment's 2015 Best-of-Year Lists
by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Film Comment's annual end-of-the-year survey of film critics, journalists, film-section editors, and past and present contributors was released today (more...)

The International Press Academy Announces Nominations For The 19th Annual Satellite'' Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The International Press Academy (IPA) announced its nominations for the 19 th Annual Satellite Awards in the Motion Pictures and Television categories. Each year, the IPA celebrates nominees from domestic and international submissions for 38 categories: 19 in Motion Pictures, 13 in Television, 2 in Blu-ray DVDs and 4 in Video Games. (more...)

Sydney Festival to Launch 40th Anniversary Year with Desdemona, Woyzeck
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Sydney Festival launches its 40th anniversary year with two great works of art; a special October season of Desdemona based on Shakespeare's Othello, and Festival theatre highlight Woyzeck - a stage adaptation of Georg Buchner's eponymous play by American musicians Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, and acclaimed theatre director Robert Wilson. (more...)

Sydney Festival to Launch 40th Anniversary Year with DESDEMONA and WOYZECK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Sydney Festival launches its 40th anniversary year with two great works of art; a special October season of Desdemona based on Shakespeare's Othello, and Festival theatre highlight Woyzeck - a stage adaptation of Georg Buchner's eponymous play by American musicians Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, and acclaimed theatre director Robert Wilson. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MATILDA below! (more...)

BLOOD TIES IN KEY WEST by Norah-Jean Perkin and Susan Haskell is Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

To look at them, you wouldn't guess they are twins. While Susan stands an impressive 6 feet tall, Norah-Jean is a modest five feet in her stocking feet. (more...)

BRIC Sets 2015 Celebrate Brooklyn! Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

BRIC is pleased to announce the lineup for its 37th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival, which will comprise 29 performances, June 3 - August 12. The programming, reflective of Brooklyn's eclecticism and diversity, will feature a wide array of free, world-class performances in the singular environs of the Prospect Park Bandshell. (more...)

Cast Set for Amiri Baraka's Last Play at Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will continue its 46th season dedicated to Amira Baraka with the world premiere of his final play, The Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois).  Performances will begin May 28th, with opening night set for June 11th at the Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street). This limited Off-Broadway engagement, directed by Woodie King Jr., will continue through June 28th only.   (more...)

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