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TCM Big Screen Classics Series Begins Jan. 24 & 27 With THE MALTESE FALCON Photo TCM Big Screen Classics Series Begins Jan. 24 & 27 With THE MALTESE FALCON
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2021

Next year, film aficionados can enjoy a yearlong journey spanning nine decades of cinema history, through a dozen of some of the movie industry’s greatest titles, as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies present the seventh annual TCM Big Screen Classics series.

Reba McEntire Will Lead FRIED GREEN TOMATOES Series Photo Reba McEntire Will Lead FRIED GREEN TOMATOES Series
by TV News Desk - Oct 14, 2020

Reba McEntire will star in an NBC series adaptation of 'Fried Green Tomatoes.' 

Stratford Festival Mourns The Death Of Brent Carver Photo Stratford Festival Mourns The Death Of Brent Carver
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2020

The Stratford Festival is devastated to learn of the death of Brent Carver, an actor of incomparable talent, winner of a Tony Award for his starring role in Kiss of the Spider Woman, and a long-time Stratford Festival company member.

Bruce Beresford to Direct Buddy Holly Biopic CLEAR LAKE Photo Bruce Beresford to Direct Buddy Holly Biopic CLEAR LAKE
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2020

Director Bruce Beresford, whose iconic film Driving Miss Daisy captured four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, is teaming with Ray and La Bamba Producer Stuart Benjamin, in helping to tell the story of how Buddy Holly and other famous musicians of the late 1950s helped birth rock 'n' roll and change the trajectory of civil rights in America.

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: THREE SISTERS by Anton Chekhov Photo PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: THREE SISTERS by Anton Chekhov
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Anton Chekhov. Today's play, Three Sisters!

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: THE GLASS MENAGERIE Photo PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Tennessee Williams. Today's play, The Glass Menagerie!

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE By Tennessee Williams Photo PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE By Tennessee Williams
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2020

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history.

See 'Em On Stage's DRIVING MISS DAISY to Open at The Fortress of Lushington Photo See 'Em On Stage's DRIVING MISS DAISY to Open at The Fortress of Lushington
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020

Driving Miss Daisy, produced by the Big Easy Award-winning company See 'Em On Stage, opens on Friday, March 13th at The Fortress of Lushington (2215 Burgundy Street, New Orleans, 70117).

DRIVING MISS DAISY, ANYONE CAN WHISTLE and More Announced in Third Avenue Playhouse 2 Photo DRIVING MISS DAISY, ANYONE CAN WHISTLE and More Announced in Third Avenue Playhouse 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020

The Third Avenue Playhouse, located in historic downtown Sturgeon Bay, announces its lineup of six plays for the upcoming 2020 season. The plays include an early career work from playwright David Mamet, a 1964 musical by the legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, a multi-award winning classic about the unlikely friendship between an elderly lady and her driver, the story of an unconventional advice columnist, and a farcical take on the making of Gone With The Wind.

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Aleshea Harris and More Announced as 2020 Finalists for The Su Photo Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Aleshea Harris and More Announced as 2020 Finalists for The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights.

2020 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony At Goodspeed Participants Announced Photo 2020 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony At Goodspeed Participants Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 40 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2020 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 15 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration.

Goodspeed Announces FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS 2020 Lineup Photo Goodspeed Announces FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS 2020 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019

The lineup has been announced for the 15th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals.

Houses On The Moon  Will Honor Producer Nelle Nugent & Prison Families Anonymous/Barb Photo Houses On The Moon Will Honor Producer Nelle Nugent & Prison Families Anonymous/Barbara Allan At 2019 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019

Houses on the Moon Theater Company/HOTM (Emily Joy Weiner, Co-Founder & Artistic Director; Kevin Connor, Managing Director), the acclaimed New York based not-for-profit theatre company with a mission to a?oedispel ignorance and isolation through the theatrical amplification of unheard voices,a?? will hold their 7th Annual Gala Fundraiser, a?oeAmplify 2019,a?? on Monday evening, October 7, 2019 at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street a?" between Park and Madison Avenues).

Palm Beach Dramaworks Presents Tennessee Williams' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Photo Palm Beach Dramaworks Presents Tennessee Williams' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019

Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, the Pulitzer Prize-winner that is on virtually every critic's short list of greatest American plays, opens Palm Beach Dramaworks' 2019-2020 season on Friday, October 11 (8pm) at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. Performances continue through November 3, with specially priced previews on October 9 and 10 (7:30pm). J. Barry Lewis directs.

Photo Flash: First Look At Theatricum's THE GIN GAME Photo Photo Flash: First Look At Theatricum's THE GIN GAME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019

Westside audiences are in for a treat. Last season's acclaimed, Ovation recommended production of The Gin Game, directed byChristian Lebano at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, will be re-staged outdoors atWill Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, with real life husband and wife teamAlan Blumenfeld andKatherine James reprising their roles. With Lebano again at the helm,performances of D.L Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning two-hander will run Aug. 17 through Sept. 29 in Theatricum's intimate S. Mark Taper Pavilion.

DRIVING MISS DAISY Steers Into The Snug Theatre Photo DRIVING MISS DAISY Steers Into The Snug Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019

Driving Miss Daisy, one of modern American Theatre's most touching and irresistible stories, will be presented at The Snug Theatre from August 30th to September 22nd. Directed by Aaron Dennis Smith, this Pulitzer-Prize and Academy Award-winning comedy-drama is sure to warm your heart with its message of friendship, understanding, and hope. 

Broadway Press Agent Bob Ullman Passes Away at 97 Photo Broadway Press Agent Bob Ullman Passes Away at 97
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

Robert ('Bob') Ullman (left), the legendary theatre press agent, whose career included Ethel Merman and Mary Martin: Together on Broadway, A Chorus Line (from workshop to Public Theater to Broadway), Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in The Visit, Lauren Bacall in Cactus Flower, The Dining Room, Driving Miss Daisy, Sunday in the Park with George, and over 150 additional Broadway and off-Broadway plays and musicals, died on July 31, 2019 in Bayshore, Long Island, New York. He was 97. The cause of death was cardiac arrest. Bob's death was announced by Rev. Joshua Ellis, a long-time Ullman friend, a former Broadway press agent, and now, an Interspiritual minister.

Theatricum Brings Acclaimed Production of THE GIN GAME to its Outdoor Stage in Topang Photo Theatricum Brings Acclaimed Production of THE GIN GAME to its Outdoor Stage in Topanga
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 16, 2019

Last season's acclaimed, Ovation recommended production of The Gin Game, directed by Christian Lebano at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, will be re-staged outdoors at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, with real life husband and wife team Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James reprising their roles.

Review: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Examines Sultry Sexual Tension and Scandalous Behavi Photo Review: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Examines Sultry Sexual Tension and Scandalous Behavior in 1947 New Orleans
by Shari Barrett - Jun 2, 2019

there is an excellent staging of Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, directed by Jack Heller as a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre, presented by Dance On Productions in association with Linda Toliver and Gary Guidinger, that will allow you to forget how much time passes due to the skill of its playwright, understanding by its director, the brilliance of its cast, and most importantly, Joel Daavid's incredible multi-level scenic design which fills every possible inch of the stage with not only the two-room Kowalski apartment but also several outdoor spaces including a winding New Orleans-style wrought iron staircase leading up to their neighbor's front-door balcony. And from the moment I walked in and sat down, it was easy to hear all the audience accolades rightly being thrown Daavid's way.

Photo Flash: Dance On Productions Presents A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE At The Odyssey Photo Photo Flash: Dance On Productions Presents A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE At The Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019

The team behind 2016's acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' rarely-seen Kingdom of Earth, is back - this time, with Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire. 

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