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COBRA KAI Joins DON'T LOOK UP at #1 on Netflix Photo COBRA KAI Joins DON'T LOOK UP at #1 on Netflix
by Michael Major - Jan 4, 2022

The highly anticipated fourth season of Cobra Kai came out on top at the All Valley Tournament this week. The series, starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, premiered on New Years Eve and was #1 on the TV list with 120.06M hours viewed. For the second week, Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up topped the English film list with 152.29M  hours viewed.

MY BRILLIANT FRIEND Comes to Wroclawski Teatr Wspolczesny Next Month Photo MY BRILLIANT FRIEND Comes to Wroclawski Teatr Wspolczesny Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Dec 17, 2021

The novels by Elena Ferrante – collectively known as the Neapolitan Novels or, after the title of the first book, My Brilliant Friendó – are a literary phenomenon of the last few years that has caused the Ferrante fever in many readers.

31st Annual GOTHAM AWARDS Winners Announced Photo 31st Annual GOTHAM AWARDS Winners Announced
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 30, 2021

The Gotham Film & Media Institute (The Gotham)  announced the winners of the 31st Annual Gotham Awards at a ceremony held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on November 29.

CAN'T AFFORD TO By Kate Robards Comes to The Marsh Next Month Photo CAN'T AFFORD TO By Kate Robards Comes to The Marsh Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2021

he grew up “broke,” married “rich,” and divorced faster than she could say tax bracket – from Walmart to Neiman's and back again. Having tried the Cinderella in need of saving route, and failed, Robards attempts to find worthiness and salvation in a stupid world through something other than money. Is that even possible in this age of status and consumerism?

MY BRILLIANT FRIEND is Now Playing at Wroclawski Teatr Wspolczesny Photo MY BRILLIANT FRIEND is Now Playing at Wroclawski Teatr Wspolczesny
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2021

The novels by Elena Ferrante – collectively known as the Neapolitan Novels or, after the title of the first book, My Brilliant Friendó – are a literary phenomenon of the last few years that has caused the Ferrante fever in many readers. The Italian author is an identity specialist: her full name is a pseudonym, while speculation has been circling around about who the „real” Ferrante is and to what extent her books might be autobiographical.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE LOST DAUGHTER on Netflix Photo VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for THE LOST DAUGHTER on Netflix
by Michael Major - Oct 18, 2021

Maggie Gyllenhaal makes her directorial debut with 'The Lost Daughter', from a script she adapted from the novel by Elena Ferrante. Starring Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Ed Harris, Jessie Buckley, & more, watch the trailer now!

Virginia Film Festival Announces Additional Screenings, Guests Photo Virginia Film Festival Announces Additional Screenings, Guests
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 5, 2021

The Virginia Film Festival announced today that several films have been added to its recently-revealed 2021 program – including two of the most talked-about titles on this year's festival circuit.

Film at Lincoln Center Announces Spotlight for New York Film Festival Photo Film at Lincoln Center Announces Spotlight for New York Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2021

Among the highlights are Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated adaptation of Dune; Academy Award–nominated director Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle, a visually extraordinary tale about a shy teenager who becomes an online sensation as a pop star.

MY BRILLIANT FRIEND Will Be Performed at Wroclawski Teatr Wspolczesny Photo MY BRILLIANT FRIEND Will Be Performed at Wroclawski Teatr Wspolczesny
by Stephi Wild - Jul 31, 2021

The novels by Elena Ferrante – collectively known as the Neapolitan Novels or, after the title of the first book, My Brilliant Friendó – are a literary phenomenon of the last few years that has caused the Ferrante fever in many readers.

Kiran Landa Will Star In EXTINCT at Theatre Royal Stratford East Photo Kiran Landa Will Star In EXTINCT at Theatre Royal Stratford East
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2021

Theatre Royal Stratford East today announces that Kiran Landa will make her Stratford East debut and star in EXTINCT, a new one woman play written by April De Angelis and directed by Kirsty Housley.  

COINS And BEARTOWN To Debut On HBO In 2021 Photo COINS And BEARTOWN To Debut On HBO In 2021
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 15, 2020

HBO will expand its international programming offering with 30 COINS and BEARTOWN, two new drama series from HBO Europe.

Bklyn Public Library Announces Virtual International Film Festival Lineup Photo Bklyn Public Library Announces Virtual International Film Festival Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 24, 2020

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) today unveiled the line-up for LitFilm: A BPL Film Festival About Writers, the Library's third annual week-long festival showcasing films from around the world.

Marilynne Robinson, Zadie Smith, Ferrante and More Featured in 92Y's Fall Literary Se Photo Marilynne Robinson, Zadie Smith, Ferrante and More Featured in 92Y's Fall Literary Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2020

The 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center's fall season features critically-acclaimed novelists Marilynne Robinson and Zadie Smith, beloved American poet Billy Collins and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, among others, in virtual events.

HBO and RAI Renew MY BRILLIANT FRIEND Photo HBO and RAI Renew MY BRILLIANT FRIEND
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 30, 2020

HBO and RAI have renewed the drama series MY BRILLIANT FRIEND for a third season, it was announced today by Francesca Orsi, EVP HBO Programming and Eleonora Andreatta, Rai head of Drama.

VIDEO: Watch a Behind-the-Scenes Look at MY BRILLIANT FRIEND on HBO Photo VIDEO: Watch a Behind-the-Scenes Look at MY BRILLIANT FRIEND on HBO
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2020

The cast and crew of My Brilliant Friend discuss how Elena and Lila's friendship will evolve and tease what's to come in season 2. Season 2 premieres Monday at 10pm.

Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson & Peter Sarsgaard Join LOST DAUGHTER Photo Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson & Peter Sarsgaard Join LOST DAUGHTER
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 12, 2020

Deadline reports that Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, and Peter Sarsgaard have joined the cast of 'The Lost Daughter.'

HBO to Debut MY BRILLIANT FRIEND: THE STORY OF A NEW NAME This March Photo HBO to Debut MY BRILLIANT FRIEND: THE STORY OF A NEW NAME This March
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 31, 2020

Based on Elena Ferrante's second book of her four-part series, MY BRILLIANT FRIEND: THE STORY OF A NEW NAME, debuting MONDAY, MARCH 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), follows Elena and Lila's journey into adulthood as they weather romance, heartbreak, success and betrayal.  

BWW Interview: Toby Olié Talks MY BRILLIANT FRIEND Photo BWW Interview: Toby Olié Talks MY BRILLIANT FRIEND
by Rona Kelly - Dec 2, 2019

Taking us through bringing puppets and stories to life on stage in My Brilliant Friend, Toby shares how he got his start in the field and what the puppetry equivalent of playing Hamlet is!

BWW Review: MY BRILLIANT FRIEND, National Theatre Photo BWW Review: MY BRILLIANT FRIEND, National Theatre
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Nov 27, 2019

At the beginning of My Brilliant Friend, all there is on stage is a desk, a chair and a laptop. For the Olivier stage (and the for the National Theatre in general), it's noticeably, surprisingly bare, but one thing is clear: a story is about to be told.

University of East Anglia to Feature Two Plays by Timberlake Wertenbaker Photo University of East Anglia to Feature Two Plays by Timberlake Wertenbaker
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2019

This year's UEA Drama season, running from 3 - 8 December, features two plays by Timberlake Wertenbaker, one of the UK's most renowned contemporary female playwrights and currently the Chair in Playwrighting at the University Of East Anglia. In an increasingly divisive political time when fears over borders, ecological collapse, and censorship are commonplace, UEA Theatre Productions are staging The Break of Day, and The Love of the Nightingale, twoplays with strong themes of feminism, displacement and reclaiming the future.

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