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BWW Review: OTHELLO, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: OTHELLO, Shakespeare's Globe
by Debbie Gilpin - Mar 3, 2017

The final Wonder Noir production to play in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is one of Shakespeare's tragedies: Othello. Running in tandem with Webster's The White Devil, it concludes the winter season in suitably dark fashion, as befits Emma Rice's vision. This tale on the consequences of letting rumour guide your actions is highly apt in our scaremongering world. (more...)

Edward Gero Stars as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in THE ORIGINALIST on the Next THEATER CLOSE-UPEdward Gero Stars as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in THE ORIGINALIST on the Next THEATER CLOSE-UP
by TV News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Theater Close-Up -- the unique collaboration between THIRTEEN and the large community of New York City area Off-Broadway and regional theaters - continues with John Strand's The Originalist, captured live on-stage at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., Monday, March 13 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN, with an encore presentation on Sunday, March 19 at 3:40 a.m. The play will also air Sunday, March 26 at 10 p.m. on WLIW21. The play, directed on the stage by Molly Smith, will be available for streaming for two weeks after the broadcast. L to R: Edward Gero as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Kerry Warren as Cat in The Originalist at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Credit: C. Stanley Photography. Four-time Helen Hayes Award winner Edward Gero (Red) returned to Arena Stage as one of America's most brilliant and polarizing figures: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. When bright, liberal, Harvard Law School graduate Cat (Kerry Warren) embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor. How will their relationship affect one of the most incendiary cases ever to reach the nation's highest court? Along the way, Cat's relationship with Scalia is complicated further by Brad (Harlan Work), an adversarial law clerk on Scalia's staff. Gero had last appeared at Arena Stage as Mark Rothko in 'Red.' He is a four-time Helen Hayes winner and 14-time nominee. Regional credits include Mark Rothko in 'Red' at the Goodman Theatre; the title role of 'Sweeney Todd' at Signature Theatre; 'The Chosen' at Theater J; Ebenezer Scrooge in 'A Christmas Carol' and Horace Vandergelder in 'Hello, Dolly!' at Ford's Theatre; 'American Buffalo,' 'Shining City' (Helen Hayes nomination) and 'Skylight' (Helen Hayes Award) at Studio Theatre; and 'The Matchmaker' at Center Stage. In 30 seasons with the Shakespeare Theatre Company, he's played 70 roles, including Helen Hayes-winning turns in 'Henry IV,' 'Richard II' and 'Macbeth.' In New York, he's appeared at South Street Theatre and Classic Stage. Author John Strand is a resident playwright with Arena Stage through the American Voices New Play Institute. His previous work at Arena Stage includes 'The Miser,' an adaptation of the Moliere play set in Reagan-era America; 'Lovers and Executioners,' winner of the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play; and Tom Walker, also commissioned by Arena Stage. His recent work includes the book and lyrics for 'Hat! A Vaudeville,' a new musical with a score by composer Dennis McCarthy (South Coast Repertory); 'Lincolnesque,' a dark comedy about politics and madness in D.C. (The Old Globe, dir. by Joe Calarco); and 'Lorenzaccio,' his adaptation of Alfred de Musset's 1834 French classic (Shakespeare Theatre Company, dir. by Michael Kahn). Of the Arena Stage production, The New York Times wrote, '... The meat of the play draws a portrait of the private man in accordance with the public record: rigid in his views, deeply moralistic and unafraid to express his florid contempt for those benighted souls who see things from any perspective other than his own. Also: He's funny.' DC Theatre Scene opined, 'Arena and director Molly Smith have given this fine work a good, rigorous production ... Edward Gero is a continuing wonder ...' Theater Close-Up on THIRTEEN has most recently featured Rasheeda Speaking from The New Group, Fashions for Men from Mint Theater, Wiesenthal filmed at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, Repairing a Nation from Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Incident at Vichy from Signature Theatre Company, The Woodsman recorded at New World Stages, Buried Child from The New Group, and Buyer & Cellar from Westport Country Playhouse. THIRTEEN is using its unrivaled expertise in producing national PBS arts programming - which began with such classic series as Theater in America, part of the award-winning series Great Performances and special limited series such as Stage on Screen -- to provide New Yorkers with unparalleled access to great Off-Broadway and regional offerings. The Originalist is a production of Stage17, and was directed for television by Diana Basmajian. For Theater Close-Up, Mitch Owgang is producer; Bill O'Donnell is series producer; and David Horn is executive producer. Executive-in-charge for WNET is Neal Shapiro. Major support for this presentation of Theater Close-Up is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation, and Bernard and Irene Schwartz. # # # About WNET WNET is America's flagship PBS station and parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21. WNET also operates NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey. Through its broadcast channels, three cable services (KidsThirteen, Create and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children's programs, and local news and cultural offerings. WNET's groundbreaking series for children and young adults include Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase as well as Mission US, the award-winning interactive history game. WNET highlights the tri-state's unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Reel 13, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams and MetroFocus, the daily multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. In addition, WNET produces online-only programming including the award-winning series about gender, First Person, and an intergenerational look at tech and pop culture, The Chatterbox with Kevin and Grandma Lill. In 2015, THIRTEEN launched Passport, an online streaming service which allows members to see new and archival THIRTEEN and PBS programming anytime, anywhere: www.thirteen.org/passport. About Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Under the leadership of Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie, is a national center dedicated to American voices and artists. Arena Stage produces plays of all that is passionate, profound, deep and dangerous in the American spirit, and presents diverse and ground-breaking work from some of the best artists around the country. Arena Stage is committed to commissioning and developing new plays and impacts the lives of over 10,000 students annually through its work in community engagement. Now in its seventh decade, Arena Stage serves a diverse annual audience of more than 300,000. Arenastage.org For media only: Photos and press releases can be accessed here: http://www.thirteen.org/13pressroom/press-release/theater-close-originalist/ (more...)

BWW Review: PLAZA SUITE at Little Theatre Of MechanicsburgBWW Review: PLAZA SUITE at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg
by Allison Rambler - Jan 20, 2017

The Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg sits plainly on the side of a small road in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, unassuming to all those who pass by. It does not flaunt itself on flashing advertisements or a grandiose outward facade, and this in fact adds to the effortless charm that meets a theatre-goer as soon as they step through the door. But while the stage itself may be lacking in size, the performances presented there compensate for space with an abundance of talent. While the reviewer has only been privilege to one show at this establishment thus far, she is glad that she was treated to the vastly entertaining humor of PLAZA SUITE by Neil Simon. (more...)

BWW Review: Holding On to Holden at the New Ohio TheatreBWW Review: Holding On to Holden at the New Ohio Theatre
by Kristen Morale - Jan 11, 2017

One can only imagine why a person chooses to write, filling the desolate borders of blank pages with untold stories; one can only imagine the reasons. It probably more often than not has to do with a need to create and less so the recognition or desire to see what comes of it. To dedicate a life to words and giving them the power of the soul's expression is something truly special, especially when fact and creation collide in a beautifully turbulent way. Holden, written and directed by Anisa George, is the first time an audience can see reality and fiction so intertwined to tell the various stories of a single life, shown by characters who are, to quote Fitzgerald for a moment, "within and without." Now being performed at the New Ohio Theatre, Holden brings about the complexities of late author J.D. Salinger's life through personal issues that arose because of those words he shared with the world…and those he chose not to. (more...)

Book Review: BRUTUS AND OTHER HEROINES by Harriet WalterBook Review: BRUTUS AND OTHER HEROINES by Harriet Walter
by Marianka Swain - Dec 8, 2016

One of the big theatre stories of 2016 is women reclaiming Shakespeare, from Gillian Bevan's Cymbeline and Michelle Terry's Henry V to Glenda Jackson's Lear and Phyllida Lloyd's landmark all-female trilogy starring Harriet Walter. (more...)

BWW Review: Remounting of BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre Fuels the Mind and the HeartBWW Review: Remounting of BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre Fuels the Mind and the Heart
by Rachel Weinberg - Aug 1, 2016

Evan Linder's new play BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI begins with a scene familiar to those in the audience: a mother and her adult daughter squabbling. The daughter, Laurel, is several months pregnant. And while her mother just wants to be present for the birth of her grandchild, Laurel has had enough. But as the play progresses, we soon learn that Laurel and her husband Jim may not be quite ready for the demands of parenthood. And in a surprising twist following the birth of the child, Laurel and Jim-who are self-declared "white trash"-must also come face-to-face with some harsh realities and confront long-standing, deeply embedded racist beliefs. In this way, Linder's play provides striking food for thought on contemporary social issues, while also becoming a specific portrait of the life of this one couple. And while Chicago audiences may largely be unfamiliar with the small-town Southern lifestyle of BYHALIA'S characters, he makes us feel for these flawed personalities. (more...)

The 2G, 3G and 4G Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2014 - 2020 - with an Evaluation of WiFi and WiMAXThe 2G, 3G and 4G Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2014 - 2020 - with an Evaluation of WiFi and WiMAX
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: (more...)

Silver Airways and United Airlines Reaffirm Codeshare RelationshipSilver Airways and United Airlines Reaffirm Codeshare Relationship
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Silver Airways and United Airlines are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement reaffirming the codeshare relationship between the two carriers on service throughout Florida and The Bahamas. In addition, Silver Airways will continue to operate as United Express in their shared Mid-Atlantic hubs in Cleveland and Washington, DC (IAD). (more...)

Kathryn Prescott, Cian Barry and More Set for Southwark's THE LOVE GIRL AND THE INNOCENT, Beg. TonightKathryn Prescott, Cian Barry and More Set for Southwark's THE LOVE GIRL AND THE INNOCENT, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2013

Olivier-award nominee Matthew Dunster directs Kathryn Prescott (Channel 4's Skins) in her stage debut with Cian Barry (Our Boys, The Member of the Wedding), Daniel Stewart (Written on the Heart) and Rocky Marshall (Headlong's Faustus, Mean Machine) alongside 16-strong cast in the first major revival in over 30 years of The Love Girl and the Innocent at Southwark Playhous in October. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OzAsia Festival 2013: SUPEREVERYTHING Left the Audience BreathlessBWW Reviews: OzAsia Festival 2013: SUPEREVERYTHING Left the Audience Breathless
by Barry Lenny - Oct 3, 2013

The Light Surgeons, from London, join with Ng Chor Guan, Hands Percussion, and Rhythm in Bronze to create an audio-visual work, SuperEverything, that looks at, well, just about everything Malaysian. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE LYONS, Menier Chocolate Factory, September 27 2013BWW Reviews: THE LYONS, Menier Chocolate Factory, September 27 2013
by Kate Finburg - Sep 28, 2013

A dark comedy about a dying breed. (more...)

Photo Flash: Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed to Star in Broadway-Bound ALADDIN; Get a Sneak Peek at Rehearsals in NYC!Photo Flash: Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed to Star in Broadway-Bound ALADDIN; Get a Sneak Peek at Rehearsals in NYC!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

The full cast of Disney's Aladdin, a new musical based on the Academy Award winning animated film, began rehearsals today in New York City. Aladdin will launch at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly the Canon) November 1, 2013 to January 5, 2014. Opening night there is November 21, 2013. BroadwayWorld has photos of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Kathryn Prescott, Cian Barry and More Join Southwark's THE LOVE GIRL AND THE INNOCENT; Full Cast Announced!Kathryn Prescott, Cian Barry and More Join Southwark's THE LOVE GIRL AND THE INNOCENT; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Olivier-award nominee Matthew Dunster directs Kathryn Prescott (Channel 4's Skins) in her stage debut with Cian Barry (Our Boys, The Member of the Wedding), Daniel Stewart (Written on the Heart) and Rocky Marshall (Headlong's Faustus, Mean Machine) alongside 16-strong cast in the first major revival in over 30 years of The Love Girl and the Innocent at Southwark Playhous in October. (more...)

FARRAGUT NORTH, OUR AJAX and More Set for Southwark Playhouse's Fall 2013 SeasonFARRAGUT NORTH, OUR AJAX and More Set for Southwark Playhouse's Fall 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

Southwark Playhouse announces its Autumn 2013 season, including: the UK Premiere of Beau Willimon's Farragut North; the first major revival in over 30 years of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Love Girl and the Innocent; and the world premiere of Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Ajax. Details below! (more...)

CIT Reports Second Quarter 2013 Net Income of $184 Million ($0.91 Per Diluted Share)CIT Reports Second Quarter 2013 Net Income of $184 Million ($0.91 Per Diluted Share)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

"Our financial results this quarter demonstrate the progress we have made in building our franchise and meeting our profitability targets," said John Thain, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We grew CIT Bank assets and deposits and advanced our expense reduction initiatives as we continued to provide financing to our small business, middle market and transportation clients. The termination of the Written Agreement and our announced share repurchase plan were important milestones that enhance our ability to create value for our shareholders." (more...)

Beverly Hills Postmaster, Koula Fuller, Preserves Historic Landmark and Aids with New Performing Arts CenterBeverly Hills Postmaster, Koula Fuller, Preserves Historic Landmark and Aids with New Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

Koula Fuller was selected as Postmaster of Beverly Hills in 1982. She took the oath of office before City officials and 250 employees of the Beverly Hills Post Office on February 19, 1982. The Beverly Hills Post Office generated over $25M revenue annually with an operating budget of $10M for over 25 years. It is comprised of four facilities, including the historic Beverly Hills Post Office, and a contract postal unit, which serve the geographic north, south, east and west of the city. It serves 25,000 delivery points in the City. (more...)

FARRAGUT NORTH, OUR AJAX and More Set for Southwark Playhouse's Fall 2013 SeasonFARRAGUT NORTH, OUR AJAX and More Set for Southwark Playhouse's Fall 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

Southwark Playhouse announces its Autumn 2013 season, including: the UK Premiere of Beau Willimon's Farragut North; the first major revival in over 30 years of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Love Girl and the Innocent; and the world premiere of Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Ajax. Details below! (more...)

The Church of the Transfiguration Presents BACHFEST: CANTATA 147 TonightThe Church of the Transfiguration Presents BACHFEST: CANTATA 147 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2013

The Church of the Transfiguration ('The Little Church Around the Corner'), 1 East 29th Street in Manhattan, presents Bachfest: Cantata 147 ('Hertz und Mund und tat und Leben') and Brandenburg Concerto No.5 tonight June 7th at 7:30pm. (more...)

The Church of the Transfiguration to Present BACHFEST: CANTATA 147, 6/7The Church of the Transfiguration to Present BACHFEST: CANTATA 147, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013

The Church of the Transfiguration ('The Little Church Around the Corner'), 1 East 29th Street in Manhattan, presents Bachfest: Cantata 147 ('Hertz und Mund und tat und Leben') and Brandenburg Concerto No.5 on Friday June 7th at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Brian Stokes Mitchell In Concert at the Kennedy CenterBWW Reviews: Brian Stokes Mitchell In Concert at the Kennedy Center
by Charles Shubow - May 14, 2013

Packed audience at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall hears a perfomrance to treasure. (more...)

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