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Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN at the Kiln Theatre Photo Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN at the Kiln Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2021

Photo have been released from the first night of Zadie Smith’s The Wife of Willesden at Kiln Theatre last night.

BWW Review: THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN, Kiln Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN, Kiln Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Nov 17, 2021

“All were worthy men in their degree.” The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer in 1392, all linked by the central narrative of a pilgrimage from the Tabard Inn in Southwark to Thomas A Beckett's shrine in Canterbury Cathedral; it features characters such as the Knight, Pardoner, Miller, and Merchant – though Zadie Smith has chosen to base her new play on one of the few female characters. The Wife of Bath becomes the Wife of Willesden.

VIDEO: Dean Wareham Releases 'As Much As It Was Worth' Music Video Ahead of New Album Photo VIDEO: Dean Wareham Releases 'As Much As It Was Worth' Music Video Ahead of New Album
by Michael Major - Oct 6, 2021

Dean Wareham has shared a new single, the kaleidoscopic baroque-pop stunner, “As Much As It Was Worth It.” The track is off his upcoming album, I Have Nothing to Say to the Mayor of L.A which is out next Friday, October 15.  The video for the song was directed by German artist Judith Berndsen and edited by Britta Phillips.

Full Cast Announced For THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN At The Kiln Theatre Photo Full Cast Announced For THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN At The Kiln Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 5, 2021

With NW Trilogy by Moira Buffini, Suhayla El-Bushra and Roy Williams currently playing its final week, Kiln Theatre Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham announces the full company for Zadie Smith's The Wife of Willesden – joining the previously announced Clare Perkins in the title role are

Center Theatre Group Announces 2021-2022 L.A. Writers' Workshop Participants Photo Center Theatre Group Announces 2021-2022 L.A. Writers' Workshop Participants
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2021

Center Theatre Group has selected participants for the 2021-2022 L.A. Writers' Workshop, where local playwrights are invited to spend a year in residence at the company researching and writing new works with the feedback from artistic staff and their fellow writers.

Clare Perkins Will Lead THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN At The Kiln Theatre Photo Clare Perkins Will Lead THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN At The Kiln Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2021

With NW Trilogy by Moira Buffini, Suhayla El-Bushra and Roy Williams entering previews next week, Kiln Theatre Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham announces dates for her next production of Zadie Smith's The Wife of Willesden, presented by Kiln Theatre in association with Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture.

92nd Street Y Announces Return to In-Person Programming Photo 92nd Street Y Announces Return to In-Person Programming
by Stephi Wild - Apr 9, 2021

For the first time since March 2020, 92nd Street Y is following the State's lead to welcome audiences back to Kaufmann Concert Hall for a 'tasting menu' of some of 92Y's world-class programming - from classical concerts and literary readings to theater for young audiences.

Kiln Theatre Re-opens Its Doors Photo Kiln Theatre Re-opens Its Doors
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2021

For the first time since theatres closed on 16 March 2020, Kiln Theatre will re-open to share live performance with audiences with a season of work including three world premières.

Jon Batiste Releases New Album WE ARE Photo Jon Batiste Releases New Album WE ARE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 19, 2021

Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominated recording artist and activist Jon Batiste today released his highly anticipated album WE ARE (Verve Records). WE ARE represents a completely new sonic chapter for Jon Batiste.

Jon Batiste Releases New Album 'WE ARE' Photo Jon Batiste Releases New Album 'WE ARE'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 19, 2021

Alongside songwriter Autumn Rowe and producer Kizzo, Batiste wrote and planned much of the project in about a week from his dressing room at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he’s the musical director and bandleader. 

Southbank Centre's INSIDE OUT Returns With Online Series Of Multi-arts Events Photo Southbank Centre's INSIDE OUT Returns With Online Series Of Multi-arts Events
by Stephi Wild - Jan 11, 2021

Following the success of the Southbank Centre's online autumn multi-arts series, Inside Out, the Southbank Centre today announces details about Inside Out, a second online season of music, spoken word and literature taking place from 24 January - 28 March 2021. 

92Y's Virtual Field Trips For Schoolchildren Begin with Roxane Gay, Zadie Smith and M Photo 92Y's Virtual Field Trips For Schoolchildren Begin with Roxane Gay, Zadie Smith and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 14, 2020

Typically, during the school year, rows of school buses line up outside 92Y's Manhattan doors for thousands of children to attend concerts, dance performances, and talks as part of their arts education. With the pandemic, 92Y created a solution available to schools nationwide, not just near NYC, whether remote or in person: Young Leaders Series.

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.

92Y Launches Young Leaders Series For Schools Nationwide Photo 92Y Launches Young Leaders Series For Schools Nationwide
by Stephi Wild - Jul 31, 2020

As educators and communities nationwide rush to figure out what learning will look like this fall, 92Y has a solution available to schools, whether remote or in person: Young Leaders Series.

3Views' New Digital Archive Launches Today, Featuring INTIMATE APPAREL, UNKNOWN SOLDI Photo 3Views' New Digital Archive Launches Today, Featuring INTIMATE APPAREL, UNKNOWN SOLDIER, and GNIT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2020

The Lillys - in partnership with a broad coalition of theater artists - announced today that 3Views is shifting its mission: it will now serve as a digital archive, highlighting cancelled and waylaid productions, gathering reflections from theater makers, and spotlighting urgent and helpful initiatives.

Wake Up With BWW 5/13: HAMILTON Film is Coming to Disney+, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/13: HAMILTON Film is Coming to Disney+, and More!
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2020

Today's top stories: Broadway shutdown extends, the Hamilton film is coming to Disney+ in July, the cast of SMASH will reunite for stream of Bombshell concert, and more!

BAM Virtual Gala 2020 to Honor Cate Blanchett and More Photo BAM Virtual Gala 2020 to Honor Cate Blanchett and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 30, 2020

On May 13, the BAM Virtual Gala 2020 honors actor and director Cate Blanchett, author Zadie Smith, and philanthropist and producer Jeanne Donovan Fisher for their invaluable contributions to film, literature, theater, and cultural philanthropy.

PEN America Cancels PEN WORLD VOICES FESTIVAL Photo PEN America Cancels PEN WORLD VOICES FESTIVAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2020

PEN America, joining the ranks of cultural institutions and festivals changing their plans to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, has cancelled the 2020 PEN World Voices Festival: These Truths, this year's edition of the United States' foremost international literary festival, which was slated to take place May 4-9 in venues across New York City.

Kiln Theatre Announces HEART, THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN, and More Photo Kiln Theatre Announces HEART, THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN, and More
by Stephi Wild - Mar 10, 2020

With her critically acclaimed production of Antoinette Nwandu's Pass Over now running until 4 April, Kiln Theatre Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces further programming for 2020 - Heart by Jade Anouka, and more information about The Wife of Willesden adapted by Zadie Smith from Chaucer's The Wife of Bath and NW Trilogy three short plays by Moira Buffini, Suhayla El-Bushra and Roy Williams.

Full Cast Announced For THE GLEE CLUB on Tour Photo Full Cast Announced For THE GLEE CLUB on Tour
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2020

Out of Joint, Cast, Doncaster and Kiln Theatre, London today announced the full cast for their national tour and London run of The Glee Club. Joining Bill Ward who plays Bant, will be Joshua Hayes (Breakneck Bronco a?" Soho Theatre, A Wondrous Place - Sheffield Theatres/Royal Exchange/Northern Spirit) as Walt Hemmings, Robert Jackson (She Ventures and He Wins a?" The Young Vic, Kiss Me Kate a?" The Watermill Theatre) as Scobie, Linford Johnson (The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe a?" Bridge Theatre, Much Ado About Nothing a?" Northern Broadsides) as Colin Shuttleworth, Kai Owen (Torchwood a?" BBC TV, The Full Monty a?" UK tour) as Jack Horsfall and Eamonn Riley (Martha, Josie and The Chinese Elvis a?" Stephen Joseph Theatre, Our Town a?" The Royal Exchange) as Phil Newsome. This new production of Richard Cameron's play is directed by Out Of Joint's artistic director Kate Wasserberg.

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