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[Broadway, 1944]
[Broadway, 1929]
[Broadway, 1929]
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Full Cast and Creative Team Set For GOD AND MONSTERS at Theater Wit

The full cast and creative team has been announced for the new stage production of Gods & Monsters at Theater Wit. Learn more about the show and who is starring here!

Full Cast Set for PLAYER KINGS Starring Ian McKellen, Toheeb Jimoh & Richard Coyle

IAN MCKELLEN, TOHEEB JIMOH & RICHARD COYLE star in Robert Icke's production of PLAYER KINGS, adapted from Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2.

GODS AND MONSTERS Stage Adaptation to be Presented at Theater Wit in 2024

A new stage production of “Gods and Monsters,” based on the 1995 novel “Father of Frankenstein” by Christopher Bram, is being reimagined by two Chicago theater artists. See details here!

VIDEO: Watch a Teaser for MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN at Cleveland Play House

Cleveland Play House presents a reimagined adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a haunting and highly theatrical adaptation of the classic horror story. Just in time for Halloween, this sensual, poetic adaptation by David Catlin currently running through November 12 in the Outcalt Theatre, located in the heart of Playhouse Square. Watch a teaser trailer for the production here!

Cleveland Play House Reimagines Iconic Horror Story, MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN

Mary Shelley's shocking classic novel, Frankenstein, receives new life at Cleveland Play House. A haunting and highly theatrical adaptation of the classic horror story. Directed by Michael Barakiva, the production features Josh Bates, Madeline Calais, Ellen Grace Diehl, Gavin Michaels, and Kayodè Soyemi.

FRANKENSTEIN 1930 is Opening Soon at Long Beach Playhouse

The Long Beach Playhouse will bring one of the season’s classic tales to its stage. Frankenstein 1930. Learn more about the play and how to get tickets here!

Atlanta Opera Opens Season With Paul Moravec's THE SHINING

The Atlanta Opera opens its 2023-24 season in collaboration with Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff Arts Center for the East Coast premiere of Paul Moravec's The Shining, a chilling new production of the opera based on Stephen King's 1977 bestselling novel, with a libretto by Mark Campbell (Sep 15–Oct 1).

Fine Arts Theatre Beverly Hills Celebrates 86th Anniversary With 1937 Ticket Prices

The Fine Arts Theatre Beverly Hills with celebrate the 86th Anniversary of the historic theatre with retro 1937 ticket prices of twenty-five cents per movie ticket and fifty cents for Double Features during a month-long celebration screening of 11 classic films from April 2 – 30, 2023.

The Atlanta Opera Announces 2023-24 Season Inspired by Iconic Literature & Film

The Atlanta Opera has announced its 2023-24 season of performances at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, inspired by the intersecting genres of iconic literature, horror film and fantasy: a kind of season-wide Gesamtkunstwerk for the modern age.

Review: FRANKENSTEIN Resurrects a Classic at Prime Stage

What did our critic think of FRANKENSTEIN at Prime Stage? I'm a lifelong horror buff, devouring the Famous Monsters of Filmland on celluloid and printed page, as well as the artsy, philosophical 'elevated horror' that has become a literary and cinematic movement in the last decade. Both the schlocky and the thoughtful branches of horror can both trace their roots back to the shadow cast by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and its innumerable adaptations. For whatever reason, her novel itself has never been a favorite of mine, though I love the way she bucked convention and gender roles to invent literary science fiction and elevated horror. Maybe it's because Frankenstein has transcended being a character on the page in a story with a beginning and end, and become a genuine folk icon. Even a perfect adaptation of Shelley's novel will feel incomplete because the idea of Frankenstein is now so much bigger than the text of Frankenstein. Here, science fiction writer Lawrence C. Connolly and director Liam Macik thread the needle of the Frankenstein myth in an adaptation that stays unusually true to Shelley's novel but nods to sources beyond.

Fathom Events Announces INVISIBLE MAN & WOLF MAN Double Feature

In celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Universal Monsters, H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man starring Claude Rains, and The Wolf Man featuring Lon Chaney, return to big screens nationwide for a special Fathom Events double feature! Watch the trailer for the event now!

UN DÍA COMO HOY: SHOW BOAT se estrenaba en el cine

La segunda versión cinematográfica del musical vio la luz un día como hoy en 1936

The National Arts Club Presents A Conversation With Sir Ian McKellen

McKellen talks about his work on stage (Richard III, Acting Shakespeare, Waiting for Godot) and screen (The Lord of the Rings, The X-Men, Gods and Monsters, The Good Liar) during this wide-ranging dialogue.

BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN, National Theatre At Home

National Theatre Live makes its celebrated 2011 production available free for online platforms but, rather like Frankenstein's Creature itself, its reviving isn't without its issues.

Rare INVISIBLE MAN Poster to Disappear in Heritage Auctions Movie Posters Auction

One of just a handful of this style poster released to promote Universal's 1933 monster classic The Invisible Man may bring as much as $125,000 in Heritage Auctions' Movie Poster auction March 21-22. The sale is filled with first-time offerings ranging from stone litho masterpieces to early War and advertising posters.

Ian McKellen Shares Journal Entries From His Time Working on THE LORD OF THE RINGS

Ian McKellen is giving fans a peek into what his life was like while working on Lord of the Rings. He took to Twitter yesterday to share a link to some journal entries, during his time working on the film franchise over 20 years ago.


The CoHo Clown CoHort is cooking up the classical music/monster mash-up you never knew you needed, just in time for Fertile Ground 2020. Step into the lab to see what happens when you take Mary Shelley's classic horror novel Frankenstein, mix in elements from James Whale's dark cinematic interpretation along with Abbot & Costello's precise wackiness, throw in classical music legends Beethoven and Chopin (why not?), add a healthy pinch of Romanticism, and distill it all with the pure physical comedy of clowning. The experimental ensemble that brought you Philip's Glass Menagerie and Witch Hunt returns for more Fertile Ground mischief when Beethoven & Chopin Meet the Bride of Frankenstein, January 25 - February 2 at CoHo Theatre.

Rialto Chatter: Will Ian McKellen Bring His One-Man Show to Broadway?

Could Ian McKellen be headed back to Broadway? According to The New York Post, the actor says he'd consider bringing his one-man show, Ian McKellen On Stage, to the Great White Way.

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