Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy to Reprise Roles in SKYLIGHT on Broadway This Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

This spring, Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy will reprise their critically acclaimed West End performances when the hit London production of David Hare's Skylight, directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry, comes to Broadway. The production played to sold-out houses when it opened in the West End in June. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch Narrates JERUSALEM, Premiering Today
by Movies News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

JERUSALEM, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, will be released in the USA and worldwide beginning today, September 20, 2013. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20. (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Public Theater's production of Plenty, written by David Hare, recently extended two weeks through Sunday, November 20. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show begins previews tonight, October 4. (more...)

ACT Theatre's Artistic Director Kurt Beattie to Retire
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

A Contemporary Theatre Board President Colin Chapman announces that Artistic Director Kurt Beattie will retire at the end of ACT's 2015 50th Anniversary Season and will be succeeded by John Langs, a nationally recognized theatre artist who has served as ACT's Associate Artistic Director since 2013. Beattie, ACT's Artistic Director since 2003, will assume the role of Artistic Director Emeritus upon his retirement, stewarding long-term projects already in development as well as acting and directing in upcoming seasons. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends Again at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23. (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

Sony Classical's INFERNO Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of the Inferno (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), available on October 14, 2016. (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

THE BIG IDEA Discussion Series, Based on New Play HOPE, to Be Held, Dec. 13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

The Big Idea - a series of events at the Royal Court inspired by Jack Thorne's new play Hope - will offer audiences the opportunity to engage further with the political issues on stage through provocative discussion and radical thinking. Hope is an urgent, responsive play about where we are right now politically. Directed by John Tiffany, the play attacks the squeeze on local government, examines our disillusionment with the current political parties and asks where we go from here. (more...)

Artistic Director Tamara Harvey Announces 2017 Spring Season At Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd Tamara Harvey today announces the 2017 spring season for the company. (more...)

Sir David Hare Named Artist-in-Residence at The New School for Drama, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2012

The New School for Drama has announced that BAFTA Award-winning English playwright, director and screenwriter Sir David Hare will serve as distinguished Artist-in-Residence for one week beginning today, November 12, 2012. (more...)

Deep Dish Theater Company to Close Doors
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

After 15 years of producing plays in Chapel Hill, the Deep Dish Theater Company is closing its doors. (more...)

David Hare Adapts Katherine Boo's BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS for National Theatre Stage; Set for Fall 2014?
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013

According to the Daily Mail, the National Theatre will present David Hare's stage adaptation of Katherine Boo's non-fiction book Behind The Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity. The show is set to open in fall 2014, directed by Rufus Norris. Casting will begin next year. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Engrossing THE AGONY AND ECSTASY OF STEVE JOBS from Cape Town's Play Club
by David Fick - May 20, 2013

Play Club is a relatively new initiative in Cape Town, a book club for theatre lovers with the aim of building a sense of community within the local arts scene. With THE AGONY AND ECSTASY OF STEVE JOBS, Play Club is well on the way to achieving their goal. (more...)

Stephen Daldry 'Thinking About' Bringing BILLY ELLIOT Back to the Big Screen!
by Movies News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

In the feature, the Tony winner reveals that he and writer Lee Hall are 'toying with the idea' of bringing BILLY ELLIOT back to the big screen. (more...)

David Hare: Artistic Directors Confuse 'What Is Popular With What Is Good'
by Michael Dale - Mar 24, 2016

In a recent speech at the Festival at Hampstead Theatre, the 68-year-old playwright calls for younger, cutting edge writers to be encouraged. (more...)

Bernard 'Bernie' Gersten, Ming Cho Lee & Paul Libin to Receive 2013 Lifetime Achievement Tony Awards
by BWW - Mar 22, 2013

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced this year's recipients for the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. This year's awards will be presented to Bernard 'Bernie' Gersten, Executive Producer of Lincoln Center Theater; Scenic Designer Ming Cho Lee and Paul Libin, Executive Vice President of Jujamcyn Theatres. (more...)

Bernard Gersten, Ming Cho Lee and Paul Libin Will Receive Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced this year's recipients for the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. This year's awards will be presented to Bernard “Bernie” Gersten, Executive Producer of Lincoln Center Theater; Scenic Designer Ming Cho Lee and Paul Libin, Executive Vice President of Jujamcyn Theatres. (more...)

Deep Dish Theater to Present ARCADIA, 2/28-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

A gaggle of academics tries to make sense of the past and a precocious girl is on the verge of altering the future in Tom Stoppard's sparkling comedy, Arcadia, presented by the Deep Dish Theater Company February 28-March 22. Directed by Artistic Director Paul Frellick, the play continues the company's thirteenth season at University Mall. (more...)

Bernard 'Bernie' Gersten, Ming Cho Lee & Paul Libin to Receive 2013 Lifetime Achievement Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2013

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced this year's recipients for the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. This year's awards will be presented to Bernard 'Bernie' Gersten, Executive Producer of Lincoln Center Theater; Scenic Designer Ming Cho Lee and Paul Libin, Executive Vice President of Jujamcyn Theatres. (more...)

Showtime Orders Limited Series PURITY Starring Daniel Craig
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

SHOWTIME announced the pick-up of the new limited series PURITY, based on the novel of the same name from best-selling author Jonathan Franzen, and starring and executive produced by internationally-acclaimed actor Daniel Craig. T (more...)

Diversionary to Present West Coast Premiere of Compulsion Dance & Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

 One of San Diego's most accomplished choreographers, Michael Mizerany (known to Diversionary audiences for his work on bare: a pop opera, Thrill Me, and A New Brain) presents an electrifying night of dance with the West Coast Premiere of his company, Compulsion Dance & Theatre!   (more...)

Almost Sold-Out, BETRAYAL Box Office Opens Early for One Week, Now thru August 4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2013

Due to overwhelming demand, the Barrymore Theatre box office (243 West 47th Street) will open early, for one week only, today, July 29 at 10:00 am through Sunday, August 4 at 6:00 pm, for tickets to Harold Pinter's Betrayal, starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Rafe Spall, and directed by ten-time Tony Award-winner Mike Nichols. (more...)

Box Office for Nearly Sold Out BETRAYAL Starring Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz to Open Early for One Week, July 29 - August 4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

Due to overwhelming demand, the Barrymore Theatre box office (243 West 47th Street) will open early, for one week only, on Monday, July 29 at 10:00 am through Sunday, August 4 at 6:00 pm, for tickets to Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL, starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Rafe Spall, and directed by ten-time Tony Award-winner Mike Nichols. The box office will be open July 29-August 3 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, and August 4 from Noon to 6:00 pm. After August 4, the box office at the Barrymore will reopen on Tuesday, September 3. (more...)

Eyefly Launches New Styles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

Eyefly celebrates the summer season by introducing eight exciting new additions to its eyewear arsenal. The summer collection includes six optical frames, as well as two original sunglass styles. As with all Eyefly product, no matter what color, shape or style, retail is always $94 a pair (including RX frames). Eyefly mixes classic shapes with sleek, modern designs to create eyewear that complements ones unique style without overpowering it. (more...)

Mark Strong and Hope Davis Lead David Hare's THE RED BARN at National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 18, 2016

THE RED BARN, a new play by David Hare, based on the novel, La Main, by Georges Simenon opens in the Lyttelton Theatre on 6 October (press night 17 October). (more...)

Tickets for BETRAYAL with Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz On Sale Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

Tickets for Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL, starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Rafe Spall, and directed by ten-time Tony Award-winner Mike Nichols, are set to go on sale tonight at 12:01 AM. Tickets will be available at www.telecharge.com or by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200. (more...)

Mosaic Theater Company Welcomes Back VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST FESTIVAL in 2016 Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces the return of the critically acclaimed VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST FESTIVAL, an expansive exhibition of some of the finest Israeli, Arab and American artists from across the country and around the world. The five offerings included in the 2015-16 Festival, which runs from today, January 6-May 1, 2016, grapple with issues of peace and conflict in a divided Middle East. (more...)

BWW Review: VIA DOLOROSA: On the Road With David Hare
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 6, 2016

New Repertory Theatre's 3rd Annual Next Rep Black Box Festival presents British playwright David Hare's Via Dolorosa as the first of its three shows. Minimal design elements sharpen the focus on David Bryan Jackson's virtuoso performance as the author. Serving as an animated and amiable tour guide, Jackson is fully committed to connecting with the audience, ensuring that the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are understood and keenly felt. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 1/24/2016
by BWW - Jan 24, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/24/2016 for Boston (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of THE JUDAS KISS with Rupert Everett and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

Following a hugely acclaimed and record-breaking sell out run at Hampstead Theatre, Neil Armfield's production of David Hare's The Judas Kiss just transferred to the West End. The cast features Rupert Everett and Freddie Fox in the lead roles of Oscar Wilde and Lord AlFred Douglas, performances which won them universal acclaim, they are joined by Cal Macaninch in the role of Robert Ross. The cast also includes Ben Hardy, Kirsty Oswald, Alister Cameron and Tom Colley. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Stage VIA DOLOROSA This January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces Via Dolorosa, January 2-31, 2016 in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

New Rep to Launch 'Next Rep Black Box Festival Symposium Series' This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

New Repertory Theatre announces the NEXT REP BLACK BOX FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT SYMPOSIUM SERIES, January 24-February 18, 2016 in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 1/17/2016
by BWW - Jan 17, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/17/2016 for Boston (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 1/10/2016
by BWW - Jan 10, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/10/2016 for Boston (more...)

BROKEN GLASS, BALTIMORE, BLACKBERRY WINTER and More Set for New Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

New Repertory Theatre announces its 2015-2016 SEASON: IDENTITY. Featuring eight productions in three theatre spaces, next season includes five plays in the Charles Mosesian Theater, beginning with Broken Glass, presented in celebration of the centennial of the birth of playwright Arthur Miller; A Number, Caryl Churchill's stark and startling drama; The Snow Queen, a new musical co-written and directed by former New Rep Artistic Director Rick Lombardo; Blackberry Winter, a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere; and Freud's Last Session, a razor-sharp, witty, and much anticipated Boston Area Premiere. Our third annual Next Rep Black Box Festival will include two companion pieces whose setting is shared, but whose time is separated by 2000 years: Via Dolorosa by David Hare and The Testament of Mary by Colm To?ibi?n. The Festival will also include the Next Rep World Premiere of Baltimore by Kirsten Greenidge, co-presented with Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP). (more...)

Tickets to JUDAS KISS with Rupert Everett in Toronto on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

David Mirvish will present Rupert Everett starring in the North American premiere of Neil Armfield's production of David Hare's The Judas Kiss. This production began at London's Hampstead Theatre in 2012, where it received unanimous raves and broke the theatre's box office record. Due to popular demand, it transferred to London's West End, where it also had a brilliant engagement. (more...)

Deep Dish Theater to Present ARCADIA, 2/28-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

A gaggle of academics tries to make sense of the past and a precocious girl is on the verge of altering the future in Tom Stoppard's sparkling comedy, Arcadia, presented by the Deep Dish Theater Company February 28-March 22. Directed by Artistic Director Paul Frellick, the play continues the company's thirteenth season at University Mall. (more...)

Deep Dish Theater Presents ARCADIA, Now thru 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

A gaggle of academics tries to make sense of the past and a precocious girl is on the verge of altering the future in Tom Stoppard's sparkling comedy, Arcadia, presented by the Deep Dish Theater Company tonight, February 28-March 22. Directed by Artistic Director Paul Frellick, the play continues the company's thirteenth season at University Mall. (more...)

Rachel Weisz Will Return to the Stage in Revival of David Hare's PLENTY at The Public; David Leveaux to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that David Hare's PLENTY will receuve its first major New York revival as part of The Public's 2016-17 season. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring Academy and Olivier Award winner Rachel Weisz, the award-winning post-World War II drama about a former secret agent first premiered at The Public in 1982 and then transferred to Broadway in 1983 to receive a Tony nomination for Best Play. (more...)

Regina Tours Now Offering 'Follow Pope Francis to the Holy Land'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Regina Tours/ 1-800-CATHOLIC, a leader in Catholic pilgrimage travel to the Holy Land and beyond, today announced Follow Pope Francis to the Holy Land, a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage opportunity, from Wednesday, May 21 - Friday, May 30, 2014. Following the Vatican's announcement that Pope Francis will make a historic visit to the Holy Land, the West Bank and Jordan from May 24-26, 2014, Regina Tours, which offers Holy Land pilgrimages year round, added the special departure by popular demand. The pilgrimage takes travelers from Petra to Amman, where they will see Pope Francis celebrate Mass, to Jerusalem to Tiberias, all over the course of ten days. The tour also takes pilgrims to sites of Jesus's ministry in the Galilee, including places where Jesus lived, preached and performed miracles. Pilgrims also explore sites like the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, Bethlehem, Masada and Bethany Beyond Jordan, where St. John the Baptist lived and baptized people. Spending four days in Jerusalem, pilgrims have the opportunity to walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Room of the Last Supper. (more...)

Mosaic Theater Company to Welcome Back VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST FESTIVAL in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces the return of the critically acclaimed VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST FESTIVAL, an expansive exhibition of some of the finest Israeli, Arab and American artists from across the country and around the world. The five offerings included in the 2015-16 Festival, which runs from January 6-May 1, 2016, grapple with issues of peace and conflict in a divided Middle East. (more...)

Deep Dish Theater to Host Annual New Play Workshop Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Deep Dish Theater will present a developmental workshop of Native, a new play written by Ian Finley, January 14-18. Directed by Serena Ebhardt, the workshop continues the company's 14th season at University Mall. (more...)

THE BIG IDEA Discussion Series, Based on New Play HOPE, to Be Held, Dec. 13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

The Big Idea - a series of events at the Royal Court inspired by Jack Thorne's new play Hope - will offer audiences the opportunity to engage further with the political issues on stage through provocative discussion and radical thinking. Hope is an urgent, responsive play about where we are right now politically. Directed by John Tiffany, the play attacks the squeeze on local government, examines our disillusionment with the current political parties and asks where we go from here. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Stage VIA DOLOROSA This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

New Repertory Theatre announces Via Dolorosa, January 2-31, 2016 in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

Full Cast Set for David Hare's THE MODERATE SOPRANO at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Hampstead Theatre is delighted to announce an outstanding cast for David Hare's fascinating new play. Joining Roger Allam, who plays John Christie, are Nancy Carroll as Audrey Mildmay, Paul Jesson as Dr Fritz Busch, Nick Sampson as Professor Carl Ebert and George Taylor as Rudolf Bing. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch Narrates JERUSALEM, Premiering 9/20
by Movies News Desk - Aug 19, 2013

JERUSALEM, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, will be released in the USA and worldwide beginning September 20, 2013. (more...)

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