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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014
Soho Rep. and The Play Company, in association with John Adrian Selzer, announce casting and the creative team for the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's generations. The production, today, September 30-October 26, reunites the playwright with director Leah C. Gardiner, who worked together on the OBIE Award-winning 2011 production of born bad. generations features a 12-person community chorus led by music director Bongi Duma (The Lion King). The cast includes Shyko Amos (An Octoroon), Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant (The Lion King), Ntombikhona Dlamini (Sarafina!), Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, Poppie Nongena), Jonathan Peck (The Lion in Winter) and Michael Rogers (born bad, Breakfast With Mugabe).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014
Soho Rep. and The Play Company, in association with John Adrian Selzer, announce casting and the creative team for the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's generations. The production, September 30-October 26, reunites the playwright with director Leah C. Gardiner, who worked together on the OBIE Award-winning 2011 production of born bad. generations features a 12-person community chorus led by music director Bongi Duma (The Lion King). The cast includes Shyko Amos (An Octoroon), Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant (The Lion King), Ntombikhona Dlamini (Sarafina!), Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, Poppie Nongena), Jonathan Peck (The Lion in Winter) and Michael Rogers (born bad, Breakfast With Mugabe).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that Pitbulls, written by Keith Josef Adkinsand directed by Leah Gardiner, will begin previews Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Opening night is set for Thursday, November 20 at 8pm. Pitbulls plays through Saturday, December 13.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015
Victory Gardens Theater opens its 41st season with the Midwest Premiere of SUCKER PUNCH by Roy Williams, directed by Dexter Bullard. SUCKER PUNCH runs now through October 18, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, September 25, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015
Victory Gardens Theater opens its 41st season with the Midwest Premiere of Sucker Punch by Roy Williams, directed by Dexter Bullard. Sucker Punch runs tonight, September 18, through October 18, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, September 25, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015
Victory Gardens Theater announces the launch of The Directors Inclusion Initiative to encourage and develop talented and emerging Chicago stage directors identifying as people of color, disable, women, transgender and gender non-conforming. The aim of the initiative is to cultivate a new generation of diverse stage directors who create dynamic theatre work for their unique points of view.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014
The Almeida Theatre has announced its new Winter-Spring 2014-15 season, featuring Rupert Goold's celebrated RSC production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, starring Ian McDiarmid as Shylock and Susannah Fielding reprising her role as Portia; Robert Icke directing Tobias Menzies in an intimate staging of Wallace Shawn's THE FEVER AT THE MAY FAIR HOTEL; the World Premiere of Mike Bartlett's play GAME, directed by Sacha Wares and designed by Miriam Buether in a radical reconfiguration of the theater; and Simon Stephens reimagining Bizet's CARMEN in the UK premiere of CARMEN DISRUPTION, helmed by Michael Longhurst.
by David Fick - Oct 8, 2014
The premiere of Rafiek Mammon's new play, THE GARAGE SALE is marketed as a sardonic exploration of the darker, yet funnier, side of Cape Town suburbia, an explicitly edgy play dealing with the effects of rape.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014
The cast for Roy Williams' new play, Wildefire, which plays on the Main Stage at Hampstead Theatre 6 - 29 November will be led by Lorraine Stanley as Gail Wildefire, with Cian Barry, Ricky Champ, Fraser James, Simon Manyonda and Sharlene Whyte (Biographies below) and Eric Kofi Abrefa, Danny Dalton, Sammy Hayman, Tara Hodge and Noof Ousellam.
by Movies News Desk - Oct 17, 2014
Jena Malone may soon be a part of another blockbuster franchise.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014
The cast for Roy Williams' new play, Wildefire, which plays on the Main Stage at Hampstead Theatre today 6 - 29 November will be led by Lorraine Stanley as Gail Wildefire, with Cian Barry, Ricky Champ, Fraser James, Simon Manyonda and Sharlene Whyte (Biographies below) and Eric Kofi Abrefa, Danny Dalton, Sammy Hayman, Tara Hodge and Noof Ousellam.
by Movies News Desk - Nov 24, 2014
According to Variety, Oscar Isaacs, who just recently wrapped filming on the next STAR WARS film, has officially been tapped to play 'Apocalypse' in the upcoming X-MEN film.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014
Broadway's ROCKY and Serendipity 3 celebrated ROCKY Road Ice Cream Day, with the heart-stopping launch of The ROCKY - KNOCK-OUT sundae. Scroll down for photos!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014
Now in its 3rd year, Talawa Theatre Company's acclaimed new-writing festival, TALAWA FIRSTS will return between 11 and 27 June. Talawa Studios -- the company's dedicated performance space in Old Street -- will become a hub of activity for three weeks, showcasing and developing the best in Black British writing.
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2014
Roll up your sleeves and be prepared to get down and dirty with the Fierce Females collection on Movies On Demand.
by Lisa Norris - Mar 27, 2014
It's a safe assumption that if you are female, you have more than likely already emptied a box of Kleenex over "Steel Magnolias" at some point in your life. The 1989 movie version which featured an iconic cast, has deservedly earned its chick-flick staple status. However, as a sold-out crowd at the Riffe Center would attest, it's a show that is at once classic and ageless, with its development of the deep friendship that 6 southern women develop as they mingle regularly at the town's beauty parlor.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015
The recipients of the 2015 Martin E. Segal Awards, this year, expanded to encompass nominees from all of Lincoln Center's resident organizations, were announced today by Lincoln Center President Jed Bernstein. The awards will be presented at a special gala evening on the Adrienne Arsht Stage of Alice Tully Hall tonight, March 2. The Martin E. Segal Awards were established in 1986 when the late philanthropist and arts leader retired as Lincoln Center Chairman.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015
Victory Gardens Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Christopher Mannelli, announces the lineup for its 2015-2016 Season.
by Movies News Desk - Mar 14, 2014
Gravitas Ventures is thrilled to debut the official poster and trailer for BAD JOHNSON, in theaters May 2nd after a VOD release on April 1st.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015
The Almeida Theatre announces its new season: Almeida Greeks.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015
Lavender, which started principal photography recently in and around Toronto, has added Justin Long (The Break-Up, Dodgeball, Jeepers Creepers) to its cast. Directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly (Small Town Murder Songs, The Last Exorcism Part II), the film also stars Abbie Cornish, (Limitless, Robocop, Sucker Punch), Diego Klattenhoff (The Blacklist, Homeland, Pacific Rim), and Dermot Mulroney (August: Osage County, The Grey).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015
Two performances of Anna Deavere Smith's Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education have been rescheduled: The Tuesday, July 21, 8pm performance has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 26 at 7pm. The Wednesday, July 22, 7pm performance has been rescheduled to Sunday, August 2, 7pm.
by Movies News Desk - Jun 26, 2014
According to Deadline, Jena Malone has just signed on to lead the upcoming American remake of LE BEAU MARIAGE, currently titled CLAIRE.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014
Now in its 3rd year, Talawa Theatre Company's acclaimed new-writing festival, TALAWA FIRSTS will return between today 11 and 27 June. Talawa Studios -- the company's dedicated performance space in Old Street -- will become a hub of activity for three weeks, showcasing and developing the best in Black British writing.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014
Directed by Pilot Theatre's Artistic Director Marcus Romer and co-produced with Derby Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East, Antigone will premiere in Derby on the 19 September, where it plays until 4 October before touring nationally until 29 November. The production will then open in London at Theatre Royal Stratford East on 19 February 2015.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014
Playwrights Horizons has announced initial casting for its upcoming 2014/2015 Season. The announcement includes casting for the first two shows of the season: initial casting for BOOTYCANDY, the New York premiere of a new play written and directed by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (In the Continuum, Antebellum, Insurrection: Holding History); and initial casting for GRAND CONCOURSE, the World Premiere of a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature), directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015
Victory Gardens Theater announces the first show of its 41st season, the Midwest Premiere of Sucker Punch by Roy Williams, directed by Dexter Bullard.  Sucker Punch runs September 18 - October 18, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, September 25, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015
In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre and originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant -- A Festival of Finborough Playwrights 2013, the world premiere of We Know Where You Live  by Steven Hevey, the award-winning Playwright-on-Attachment at the Finborough Theatre, runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing nine Sunday and Monday evenings from Sunday, 2nd August 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 3rd August 2015 at 7.30pm).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015
Following a critically acclaimed run in Stratford in 2013, the Royal Shakespeare Company and English Touring Theatre's production of Thomas Middleton's A Mad World My Masters returns in 2015 for an eight venue national tour to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (26 - 28 February), Grand Theatre Blackpool (5 - 7 March), Theatre Royal Brighton (10 - 14 March), Malvern Theatres (24 - 28 March), Hall for Cornwall (31 March - 4 April), Theatre Royal Bath (7 - 11 April), Darlington Civic Theatre (14 - 18 April), and Cambridge Arts Theatre (21 - 25 April), before a limited run at the Barbican (29 April - 9 May).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015
Casting is today announced for the World Premiere of Game, Mike Bartlett's provocative new play, directed by Sacha Wares and designed by Miriam Buether. The cast will include Georgina Beedle, Clare Burt, Daniel Cerqueira, Kevin Harvey, Chloe Hesar, Jodie McNee, Mike Noble, Ben Righton, Richard Sumitro and Susan Wokoma.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015
Full casting is announced today for the first production in the Gate Theatre's Freedom Burning season, Andrew Whaley's award-winning play The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco - a witty and energised allegory of life in post-colonial Zimbabwe. The production is directed by Elayce Ismail, the recipient of this year's JP Morgan Award for Emerging Directors. She directs Gary Beadle (Jungle), Kurt Egyiawan (Chidhina), Joan Iyiola (Febi) and Abdul Salis (Fiasco).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015
The recipients of the 2015 Martin E. Segal Awards, this year, expanded to encompass nominees from all of Lincoln Center's resident organizations, were announced today by Lincoln Center President Jed Bernstein. The awards will be presented at a special gala evening on the Adrienne Arsht Stage of Alice Tully Hall on March 2.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014
This was the headline that inspired Fringe First winning director Emma Callander (Associate Director of the Traverse Theatre and Co-Artistic Director of Theatre Uncut) and writer Tom Wainwright (Muscle, Pedestrian and Buttercup) to create Banksy: The Room In the Elephant.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014
Hampstead Theatre brings the talents of an exciting young cast to Sunny Afternoon, the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks. Featuring some of The Kinks' best loved songs, including You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset and Lola, and with choreographer Adam Cooper joining the creative team, Sunny Afternoon marks the 50th Anniversary year of the band's debut release.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014
The Almeida Theatre has announced its new Winter-Spring 2014-15 season, featuring Rupert Goold's celebrated RSC production of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, starring Ian McDiarmid as Shylock and Susannah Fielding reprising her role as Portia; Robert Icke directing Tobias Menzies in an intimate staging of Wallace Shawn's THE FEVER AT THE MAY FAIR HOTEL; the World Premiere of Mike Bartlett's play GAME, directed by Sacha Wares and designed by Miriam Buether in a radical reconfiguration of the theater; and Simon Stephens reimagining Bizet's CARMEN in the UK premiere of CARMEN DISRUPTION, helmed by Michael Longhurst.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that following strong reviews Pitbulls, written by Keith Josef Adkins and directed by Leah Gardiner, will extend one week through Saturday, December 20, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. (Pitbulls had originally been scheduled to close on December 13.)
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015
Atlantic Records will release 'HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING),' the musical companion to the critically acclaimed Broadway show, 'HAMILTON.' 'HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)' is available for pre-order at all DSPs today, August 7th, one day after the show's official Broadway opening night at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St.).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015
Victory Gardens Theater opens its 41st season with the Midwest Premiere of Sucker Punch by Roy Williams, directed by Dexter Bullard. Sucker Punch runs September 18 - October 18, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, September 25, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014
Right on the heels of two dynamic lists, eMediaCampaigns! Director of Operations, Fran Briggs, presents Part 3 of the Best of Summer Reading, 2014 Part 3. Each of the three lists put the spotlight on a select few of endlessly gifted and distinguished authors. 'The Best of Summer Reading, 2014 Part 3 helps enthusiastic readers make quality decisions as it pertains to their reading selections,' says Briggs. 'It's also a victory lap-an opportunity for 10 more authors to showcase their unique talents while capturing the attention of readers who enjoy multiple genres.' Below are the final 10 of 30 picks. The numerical order does not coincide with ranking. 21. 'First One Down' (R. J. Belle Books) by Helen Gerth Mahi In just 11 short, days, Detective Paul Sutton discovers that retirement isn't going to work out for him. https://www.amazon.com 22. 'Relentless' (Karen Lynch) by Karen Lynch In her quest for answers about her father's death, Sara takes risks that expose her and her friends to danger. https://www.amazon.com 23. 'Affirmations For Success' (Michelle A. Roberts) by Michelle A. Roberts, M.A. The Affirmations in this book along with practical application will change your life for the better, When you speak better, you get better. https://www.amazon.com 24. 'Hi, My Name is Bobo: A Weekend in the Life of a 5th Grader' (GPA Media Inc) by James Gordon Sometimes a weekend can seem like a lifetime to a growing child... https://www.amazon.com 25. 'Blind Innocence Part I' (A. Adams Jones Publishing) by A. Adams Jones A poignant glimpse into one man's life as he faces seemingly insurmountable odds. https://www.amazon.com 26. 'Blind Innocence II' (A. Adams Jones Publishing) A unique story of trials, tribulations and overcoming one's obstacles. http//www.aadamsjonespublishing.com 27. 'Tougher Than the Rest' (Avalanche Ranch Press LLC ) by Shirleen Davies A passionate, fast-paced untamed western and historical romance. https://www.amazon.com 28. 'Hard Water' (Mundania Press LLC) Louise F. Titchener In the summer of 1884 Detective Oliver Redcastle is sent to Midwestern island paradise. The assignment seems simple: capture a tight-rope walking train robber... 29. 'Unbreakable' (Rebecca Shea) by Rebecca Shea What happens when a tragedy abruptly changes the course of your life? https://www.amazon.com 30. 'After the Sucker Punch' (Create Space) by Lorraine Devon Wilke Her father was buried at noon, at five she found his journals and her world turned upside down. https://www.amazon.com
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015
Victory Gardens Theater introduces Backstage at the Biograph, a new event series that takes audiences behind-the-scenes for an in-depth look at a unique aspect of the rehearsal process of each production throughout the season. The first Backstage at the Biograph focuses on Sucker Punch by Roy Williams, directed by Dexter Bullard, running September 18 - October 18, 2015. Backstage at the Biograph: Blow-By-Blow highlights the intensive boxing training actors must go through for the production. Backstage at the Biograph: Blow-By-Blow is Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the intimate power of a 73-seat black box theater to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 season, announced today, comprises three new works that each speak to the civic power of theater through their own distinctive form.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015
Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters will join Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, and Michael Urie in its upcoming production of SHOWS FOR DAYS, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, to be directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will begin performances Saturday evening, June 6 and open on Monday, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).
by Jeff Davis - Apr 6, 2014
Over the course of his fifty year career, Stephen Sondheim has written shows of a predominantly darker hue. He's tackled stories about showgirls who are past their prime, a barber turned serial killer, a giant who destroys a fairy tale kingdom, presidential assassins, and an entire country selling out to the western world. Still, his unassuming 1981 musical about the slow demise of a three-pronged friendship may be the saddest thing he's ever written. If that sounds like an indication that you should skip Merrily We Roll Along, keep in mind that no one does sad like Sondheim. In other words, roll along to St. Edwards University, see this show, and enjoy the emotional sucker punch.
by Mark C. Lloyd - Apr 4, 2015
Buffalo, New York's Carly Weiser talks about her poetry and what's happening in town.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014
This was the headline that inspired Fringe First winning director Emma Callander (Associate Director of the Traverse Theatre and Co-Artistic Director of Theatre Uncut) and writer Tom Wainwright (Muscle, Pedestrian and Buttercup) to create Banksy: The Room In the Elephant.