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by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2018
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) is pleased to announce that British actor and producer Damian Lewis will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards.
by Courtney Castelino - Sep 16, 2018
I had the pleasure of being invited to attend the premiere of The Great Canadian Theatre Company's production of Kate Hennig's The Virgin Trial, directed by Eric Coates. Although this production is the sequel to Hennig's The Last Wife, the play stands on its own so no prior knowledge is needed. The play is set in modern times, but the characters and events are from the Tudor era. English history buffs will particularly enjoy the story as it is partially based on factual events with some speculation thrown in, which makes for a fascinating crime drama.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players 44th season kicks off with Gilbert & Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard which tells the story of a falsely accused prisoner in the Tower of London, the two girls who loved him, and an out of work itinerant jester in grand and colorful fashion - with humor and a touch of pathos. Performances are on Saturday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, October 28 at 3:00 p.m. at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (E. 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues near Lexington).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players 44th season kicks off with Gilbert & Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard which tells the story of a falsely accused prisoner in the Tower of London, the two girls who loved him, and an out of work itinerant jester in grand and colorful fashion - with humor and a touch of pathos. Performances are on Saturday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, October 28 at 3:00 p.m. at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (E. 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues near Lexington).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017
From October 31 to November 5 at Centaur Theatre, Imago Theatre will present Her Side of the Story:Revision to Resist, a festival of performances, encounters and exchange around women who revision known narratives to reclaim Her Side of the Story from the footnotes.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017
Artists collective Opera by the Glass will present its contemporary interpretation of Gaetano Donizetti's historical masterpiece, Anna Bolena, sponsored by the Museum of Ventura County for two special performances on Friday, November 17 (8:00pm), and Sunday, November 19, 2017 (5:00pm).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2018
Meet King Henry VIII who, upon learning that the Pope will not grant him a divorce from Catherine of Aragon, decides to break from the Catholic Church. Enter Lord Chancellor Sir Thomas More, a long-time friend of the King's and a staunch Catholic. After Henry declares that he will break from the Catholic Church and passes a bill requiring his subjects to agree to Henry's supremacy over all, Thomas resigns his Chancellorship and refuses to take the oath. This brilliant and gripping story of one man's courage and convictions will move all who experience it.
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2018
The 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will open with the World Premiere of The Aspern Papers with international star cast.
by MacKenzie Holland - May 7, 2018
The title role is one of the most challenging soprano roles in the repertoire. Lucky for the Canadian Opera Company, they have one of the world's greatest sopranos leading their cast - Ms. Sondra Radvanovsky.
by Review Roundups - May 24, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the North American premiere of SIX THE MUSICAL in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, now on stage through June 30, 2019. Let's see what the critics are saying...
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater's North American premiere production of the hit new musical SIX opened on Wednesday, May 22 to a packed house of fans and supporters in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony will be held today, and more!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018
Quintessence Theatre Group celebrates its 8th birthday with the second production of its new Family Classics Series: a world premiere of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper. Adapted and directed by Quintessence ensemble member Josh Carpenter, The Prince and the Pauper is one of Mark Twain's best works of young adult fiction - a humorous and poignant tale of class consciousness, mistaken identity and self-discovery set in Tudor England. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave., Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets, visit www.Quintessencetheatre.org or call 215.987.4450.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater North American premiere of SIX THE MUSCAL in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, now on stage through June 30, 2019. Get a first look at new video of the show!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater North American premiere of SIX THE MUSCAL in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare,  now on stage through June 30, 2019. Get a look at the show below!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018
Production Commences on Starz' THE SPANISH PRINCESS
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018
Epic Theatre Company is closing out its landmark sixth season with one of the biggest shows to ever hit a Rhode Island stage. Based on the acclaimed novel, 'Wolf Hall' by Hilary Mantel, adapted by Mike Poulton, offers a bold perspective on a classic story of faith, greed, and power.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the North American premiere of SIX THE MUSCAL in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, May 14-June 30, 2019. Get a look at the show in rehearsal below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces today the Queens of the critically acclaimed new musical SIX, written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, which makes its North American premiere in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, May 14-June 30, 2019.
by Don Grigware - Mar 2, 2018
Thom Babbes credits at Actors Co-op include Summer and Smoke, Ah, Wilderness (Best Director/StageSceneLA), The Miracle Worker and Wait Until Dark.  He has directed workshop productions of new works, Dietrich (based on Dietrich Bonhoeffer) by John Martins III, The Real Real Thing by Frank Higgins and Washington Irvine's Sketchbook by Frank Higgins and Southhamton County (based on Nat Turner's slave rebellion) which Mr. Babbes wrote.  Other credits:  Sun City by Jim Geoghan at Stella Adler Theater, Hollywood.  A writer as well, Mr. Babbes recently adapted William Saroyan's novel The Human Comedy for the stage.  Screenplays include Deadly Dreams and Body Chemistry (Concorde New Horizons), The Audition - A Short Film (Co-Writer - Winner Best Screenplay & Best Comedy 2008 - 168 Hour Film Festival), X-treme Weekend - Short Film (Co-Writer, screened at multiple fests USA and Canada.)  Insurrection (Samuelson Prods.), Bleeding Writing and Arithmetic (Kings Road Ent.), The Substutute (Apollo Pictures), Island of Lonely Men (Sotela Pictures).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018
Actors Co-op Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2017 Best Play, Intimate Theatre for 33 Variations) is proud to present the 1962 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons, directed by Thom Babbes, produced by Carly Lopez. This tragic historical drama offers a brilliant portrait of Sir Thomas More in his last years as Lord Chancellor of England during the reign of Henry VIII.  A Man for All Seasons opens tonight, Friday, March 2 at 8:00 pm, and will run through Sunday, April 15 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower Street, 90028 (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
The Texas Renaissance Festival rolled out it's highly anticipated themed weekend schedule today and will celebrate its 45th anniversary season with a weekend celebrating the Festival's roots. The new theme, titled "Return to the Renaissance", is a nod to the days when every weekend at the Festival was set in 16th century England during the reign of King Henry VIII.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018
Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), announced today the network has greenlit 'The Spanish Princess,' a new story in the dynastic saga of Tudor England and drawn from the global best sellers The Constant Princess and The King's Curse by Philippa Gregory.
by Don Grigware - Mar 12, 2018
If the laws are changed for convenience, who will object to money, favors or a higher position? When you think about it, the issue is timeless. In the 16th century, King Henry VIII (Ian Michaels) divorced his wife Catherine, who could not give him a son, and married Anne Boleyn. He was excomunicated from the Catholic Church by the Pope of Rome. The Anglican Church resulted and Henry's power became supreme in England. Spain, who had conducted the Inquisition, looked upon England with disdain. Anyone under Henry's command, who had signed an oath accepting the changes, stood to benefit in convenient ways. For example, Master Richard Rich (Mitchell Lam Hau) moved up the ladder and betrayed his mentor and friend Sir Thomas More (Bruce Ladd), who had offered him sound advice about becoming a teacher and staying honest. Under oath, Rich lied about More, who was accused of treaso
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018
Epic Theatre Company is closing out its landmark sixth season with one of the biggest shows to ever hit a Rhode Island stage. Based on the acclaimed novel, 'Wolf Hall' by Hilary Mantel, adapted by Mike Poulton, offers a bold perspective on a classic story of faith, greed, and power.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017
What's a Tudor monarch to do when he has to face all six of his wives in the afterlife?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2018
London is in for a treat this Christmas with a special production of HORRIBLE HISTORIES - HORRIBLE CHRISTMAS playing at the Alexandra Palace Theatre from 13 to 30 December 2018. The producers behind the Olivier award nominated Gangsta Granny and the celebrated Horrible Histories stage shows, including Barmy Britain in the West End, are bringing this festive favourite to London for three weeks over the holiday period.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017
What's a Tudor monarch to do when he has to face all six of his wives in the afterlife?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2018
This January, Playmakers, Inc. Community Theater in Covington introduces an exciting addition to the Northshore theatre scene: Playmakers' Readers Theatre. With a mission to bring live theatre to the community in places it may not have reached before, Readers Theatre will perform one act plays, staged readings and other theatrical endeavors throughout the community in a variety of venues.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019
Centaur Theatre presents the Quebec premiere of Kate Hennig's historical drama, THE LAST WIFE, from February 12 to March 3, 2019. This imagined contemporized examination of Henry VIII's last wife, Katherine Parr, chronicles Kate as she negotiates the halls of power through the bedroom and the dinner table. The Last Wife was a hit when it opened at the Stratford Festival in 2015, and subsequently led Hennig to write The Virgin Trial and Mother's Daughter, thereby creating the Queenmaker Trilogy. This production is directed by Centaur Theatre's Artistic and Executive Director, Eda Holmes, with native Montrealer, Diana Donnelly, reuniting with her former Shaw Festival collaborator to play Katherine.
by Shari Barrett - Jan 20, 2018
By now, we all know that new laws have been enacted which allow the first born, whether male or female, of the reigning heir to the British monarchy to be named that person's successor. This new move to equality of the sexes when it comes to being named the crown was perhaps initially started by Katherine Parr, the sixth and final wife of King Henry VIII, who he made Queen Regent when he went off to war (allowing her to rule in his place). Parr then took it upon herself to have his daughters Mary and Elizabeth (Bess) added to the line of succession should their younger half-brother and heir apparent, Edward, die without any legal heirs to assume the crown. That move led to advancing their status as women of royal privilege as more than just a piece of property to be used as a bargaining chip for royal alliances through marriage.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018
Early music specialists, The Marais Project and electric viola da gamba ensemble Elysian Fields return to North Sydney's Independent Theatre to present a delicious one-off program titled, My Heart So Grieves .
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019
Early Music Vancouver (EMV) proudly presents one of the world's preeminent vocal ensembles, The King's Singers with their programme of Royal Blood: Music for Henry VIII, at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, February 9, 2019 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018
Birmingham Stage Company today announces the world premiere of a brand-new production of Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain - Part Four!. This marks Horrible Histories' seventh year in the West End and makes Barmy Britain the only show in West End history to launch a fourth sequel!
by Marilla Steuter-Martin - Feb 15, 2019
I made the mistake of seeing this play on Valentine's Day (it just worked out that way) and perhaps that influenced my expectations away from the actual promise of what this production was going to deliver.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018
Chicago Shakespeare Theater  (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the theatrical event of the season: Macbeth, adapted and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and Aaron Posner-the celebrated creative duo behind CST's The Tempest, winner of the Jeff Award for Best Production in 2015. Starring Ian Merrill Peakesas Macbeth and Chaon Cross as Lady Macbeth, Shakespeare's psychological thriller immerses audiences in a world of dark magic and ambition, delving into the twisted psyches of the ultimate power-hungry couple.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019
Birmingham Stage Company today announces the return of Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain - Part Four! to the Apollo Theatre marking Horrible Histories' eighth year in the West End. Barmy Four was the most successful show in the series so far and enjoyed a sell-out summer season. It opens this year on 6 August, with previews from 1 August, and runs until 31 August.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
Chicago Shakespeare Theater has just announced that the Theater will stage the critically acclaimed new musical SIX, written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, following its debut in the United Kingdom and celebrated West End run. The six wives of King Henry VIII join forces for an electrifying musical celebration of empowerment-shining a spotlight on women who are so much more than the history books might have us believe. Directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage, the Chicago Shakespeare production will be presented in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, May 14-June 30, 2019. Casting is underway and will be announced at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017
The Heights Players of Brooklyn open their latest production tonight with 'A Man For All Seasons' by Robert Bolt, Directed by Elizabeth Bove. The historical drama marks their fourth production of this, their 62nd season. The play will be performed at the John Bourne Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018
Mark Kilmurry, Artistic Director, Ensemble Theatre today announced the 2019 Season which, says Kilmurry, promises to be an exceptional year with six brilliant comedies, three intense dramas and a musical. Three of the plays will be World Premieres, three Australian Premieres and there will be a return season of the sell-out play, DIPLOMACY.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018
Unlike many theatre companies, Dragon's theatre season runs January through December. The Main Stage Series is Dragon's traditional programming series - the underrated, overlooked, and rarely performed gems that make Dragon the unique little theatre company that it is. Dragon's 2nd Stages series launched in 2014. It's intended to give other artists the opportunity to fully produce their passion projects with funding and mentorship from the Dragon's staff. This series works to develop new local theatre makers with the support of an established theatre company. For 2019 we've decided to offer three Main Stage Series productions and three 2nd Stages Series productions. All six shows are performed on the stage of the Dragon Theatre in downtown Redwood City. The 2019 season is the final season selected by outgoing founder and Executive Artistic Director Meredith Hagedorn.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018
Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino is pleased to announce the playbill for the 2019 season. Featuring 12 productions, it's built around a theme of Breaking Boundaries, which will also be explored through more than 150 thought-provoking and entertaining events at the Forum.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018
What's a Tudor monarch to do when he has to face all six of his wives in the afterlife?
by BWW Special - Apr 5, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Lea Michele in THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE FLAMINGO KID at Hartford Stage, DEAR EVAN HANSEN in Toronto and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018
Quintessence Theatre Group celebrates its 8th birthday with the second production of its new Family Classics Series: a world premiere of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper. Adapted and directed by Quintessence ensemble member Josh Carpenter, The Prince and the Pauper is one of Mark Twain's best works of young adult fiction - a humorous and poignant tale of class consciousness, mistaken identity and self-discovery set in Tudor England. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave., Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets, visit www.Quintessencetheatre.org or call 215.987.4450.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater stages the new musical SIX, written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, which makes its North American premiere in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, May 14-June 30, 2019.
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2019
Smithsonian Channel slips into the bedchambers and back rooms of Britain and France's royal palaces to discover the PRIVATE LIVES OF THE MONARCHS. Hosted by Tracy Borman, joint Chief Curator of the Royal Palaces, this five-part series uncovers the nitty-gritty, down and dirty and outright strange about the most iconic rulers of our history books – from the infamous Henry VIII to the “mad” King George III and up to Queen Victoria's long-lasting reign. The series takes Borman through the royal palaces and castles of these monarchs to seek out rare documents and artifacts that tell the hidden and illicit stories of their reigns – their affairs, ailments, drug use and more. PRIVATE LIVES OF THE MONARCHS premieres Monday, May 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.