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Bag&Baggage Announces 2020/21 Season Photo Bag&Baggage Announces 2020/21 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020

In the midst of current theatre closures and social distancing efforts, Bag&Baggage Productions, Hillsboro's resident professional theatre, is looking to the future. While B&B's typical theatre season begins in the summer months, the company's plans for the 2020/21 Season are shifting in response to the current state of the world, with the new season slated to open in September of 2020.

Bag&Baggage Announces 2020-21 Season Photo Bag&Baggage Announces 2020-21 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020

Bag&Baggage Productions has announced its 2020-21 season, which will shift its typical summer opening to September, as a result of the health crisis.

Acorn TV Announces 2020 Lineup Photo Acorn TV Announces 2020 Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2020

AMC Networks' Acorn TV - North America's largest streamer devoted to British and international television - has announced a stellar 2020 lineup, consisting of five commissioned Acorn TV Originals. As the largest streamer devoted to a specialized audience, Acorn TV is the ultimate destination of high-quality, world class dramas, mysteries and comedies from all sides of the pond.

THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN Wins $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film  Photo THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN Wins $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2020

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open – a drama directed by Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers about a friendship between two Indigenous women from different social backgrounds – has won the Toronto Film Critics Association's 2019 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award along with its $100,000 purse.

Victory Gardens Theater Continues its 45th Season With HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF by Lili Photo Victory Gardens Theater Continues its 45th Season With HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF by Liliana Padilla
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 45th season with the Co-World Premiere of How to Defend Yourself by Liliana Padilla and directed by Marti Lyons. A Co-World Premiere with Actors Theatre of Louisville, How to Defend Yourself runs January 24 - February 23, 2020, with press performance on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Presents World Premiere of THE TASTERS Photo Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Presents World Premiere of THE TASTERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, presents the world premiere of The Tasters by Meghan Brown, directed by RTE member Devon de Mayo. The Tasters runs January 10 a?" February 16, 2020 at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.  The press opening is Monday, January 20 at 7:00pm

Margaret Atwood Australian Tour Confirmed For February 2020 Photo Margaret Atwood Australian Tour Confirmed For February 2020
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2019

FANE presents In Conversation with Margaret Atwood live on stage across Australia in collaboration with Andrew Kay, Phil Bathols and BBC Studios Australia. The dates are a celebration of the global publication of The Testaments, Atwood's highly anticipated sequel to her seminal work, The Handmaid's Tale. The evening will also feature Atwood's remarkable career, her diverse range of works and why she has returned to the fictional world of Gilead 34 years later.

Quibi Greenlights Horror Series EMMA Starring AnnaSophia Robb Photo Quibi Greenlights Horror Series EMMA Starring AnnaSophia Robb
by TV News Desk - Nov 6, 2019

Today, Quibi announced EMMA, a gripping horror series starring AnnaSophia Robb (“The Act”). The series is directed and co-executive produced by Mary Harron (“American Psycho” and “Alias Grace”), and written and executive produced by Ben Ketai (“Stranger: Prey at Night” and “The Forest”).

Netflix Renews ANOTHER LIFE for a Second Season Photo Netflix Renews ANOTHER LIFE for a Second Season
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2019

Netflix has renewed sci-fi space drama Another Life for a 10-episode second season, according to Deadline. 

BWW Review: ALIAS GRACE Haunts at Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park Photo BWW Review: ALIAS GRACE Haunts at Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park
by Anne Simendinger - Oct 1, 2019

I'll be the first to admit that when I read the show blurb for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 'Alias Grace,' I was a little anxious and hesitant about seeing it. I knew the talent would be through the roof, and the production quality would be extraordinary, as always, but it was the subject matter that I feared. I am an absolute wimp when it comes to thrillers and murder mysteries. Yet, I spent the entire play on the edge of my seat, thoroughly enjoying myself and mourning the end when the lights came up.

Ann Dowd and Sally Hawkins Announced As Special Guests For Margaret Atwood Live In Ci Photo Ann Dowd and Sally Hawkins Announced As Special Guests For Margaret Atwood Live In Cinemas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

Fane Productions has announced Emmy Award-winner Ann Dowd, acclaimed for her television role as Aunt Lydia on Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, as a special guest for Margaret Atwood Live on 10 September. Dowd was the recipient of the 2017 Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the role, and has also been nominated for a Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and won a Critics Choice Award for her work on the show. Her involvement in Margaret Atwood Live follows news that Aunt Lydia's character will return in The Testaments. Dowd also narrates Aunt Lydia's chapters for the audiobook edition of The Testaments. It was also announced that two-time Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins will make a guest appearance on the evening. Dowd and Hawkins join the previously announced Lily James and Margaret Atwood herself at the event, which takes place on the Lyttelton stage at the National Theatre and is a celebration of the global publication of the Booker-shortlisted The Testaments, Margaret Atwood's highly anticipated sequel to her seminal work, The Handmaid's Tale.

ALIAS GRACE Comes to the Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre Photo ALIAS GRACE Comes to the Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019

Autumn wind is not the only thing bringing a chill to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park as a stage adaptation of Margaret Atwood's thriller ALIAS GRACE opens the 2019-20 Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre season. This spine-tingling production runs Sept. 14 through Oct. 27, with opening night on Sept. 19.

Lily James Announced As Special Guest For MARGARET ATWOOD LIVE In Cinemas Photo Lily James Announced As Special Guest For MARGARET ATWOOD LIVE In Cinemas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019

Fane Productions has announced Lily James as a special guest for Margaret Atwood Live on 10 September. The event, which takes place on the Lyttelton stage at the National Theatre, sold out within hours when it was first announced in March, but tickets are still available for over 1,300 live cinema screenings worldwide.

Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott & Sarah Gadon Join Cast of BLACK BEAR Photo Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott & Sarah Gadon Join Cast of BLACK BEAR
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2019

Productivity Media Inc and Oakhurst Entertainment announced today that Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott and Sarah Gadon are set to join the cast of the upcoming thriller BLACK BEAR, directed by Lawrence Michael Levine.  Penned by Levine, the film will be produced by Tandem Pictures' Julie Christeas and Jonathan Blitstein, Richard J Bosner (Blue Creek Pictures), Sophia Takal and Oakhurst's Marina Grasic and Jai Khanna. Productivity will finance the film.  Shooting is underway in the Adirondack Mountains in Long Lake, NY.

PREDICTOR To Receive Workshop Presentation At Indy's Phoenix Theatre Photo PREDICTOR To Receive Workshop Presentation At Indy's Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019

Producer Brian Nitzkin is delighted to announce that Jennifer Blackmer's new play, PREDICTOR, will receive a public reading on Tuesday, June 25th at 7:30pm at the Phoenix Theatre located at 705 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Book Passage and Curran Host Novelist Margaret Atwood Photo Book Passage and Curran Host Novelist Margaret Atwood
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019

Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today that Book Passage and Curran will present a special one-night-only event featuring a conversation with acclaimed novelist Margaret Atwood-moderated by best-selling author and host of "Foreword," Kelly Corrigan-at the Carol Channing Theater at San Francisco's Lowell High School (1101 Eucalyptus Drive) on Tuesday, September 24 at 7 p.m. The event is part of Curran's popular SHOW & TELL series, featuring topical and entertaining events, and will launch Curran About Town, a new series of Curran programming outside of the theater walls.

Zachary Levi to Host 2019 MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS Photo Zachary Levi to Host 2019 MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2019

Hot on the heels of the worldwide box office hit “Shazam!,” star Zachary Levi will host the “2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards” on Monday, June 17th at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. 

Margaret Atwood To Celebrate Publication Of The Testaments With A Live Global Cinema  Photo Margaret Atwood To Celebrate Publication Of The Testaments With A Live Global Cinema Event And UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

Fane Productions presents Margaret Atwood live on stage and in cinemas on Tuesday, September 10th in celebration of the global publication of The Testaments, Atwood's highly anticipated sequel to her seminal work, The Handmaid's Tale. The momentous literary event begins Monday, September 9th with a midnight opening at Waterstones Piccadilly with Margaret Atwood. A six date in-person tour across the UK and Ireland will follow in October and November.

Margaret Atwood Celebrates HANDMAID'S TALE Sequel with Live Cinema Event Photo Margaret Atwood Celebrates HANDMAID'S TALE Sequel with Live Cinema Event
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Fane Productions presents Margaret Atwood live on stage and in cinemas on Tuesday, September 10th in celebration of the global publication of The Testaments, Atwood's highly anticipated sequel to her seminal work, The Handmaid's Tale. 

Society For The Performing Arts Presents An Evening With Margaret Atwood Photo Society For The Performing Arts Presents An Evening With Margaret Atwood
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) will present An Evening with Margaret Atwood hosted by Houston Public Media's Ernie Manouse on Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. Atwood will speak on a wide range of issues relating to literature, social activism, political engagement, the creative process, the artist's role in society, technology and art, and, of course, her own accomplished body of work.

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