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by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014
A raucous, playful new production of Leo Lionni's Frederick, a world premiere musical based on beloved children's author Leo Lionni's Caldecott Award-winning book about Frederick the mouse, is the big kick off to Chicago Children's Theatre's 10th birthday season. Scroll down for a look at the star of the show!
by Movies News Desk - Sep 19, 2014
Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions and Film4 announced today that the three-time Oscar®-winner Ang Lee has chosen an adaptation of Ben Fountain's acclaimed novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk as his next film
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, and Blue Star Families, the country's largest chapter-based military families non-profit organization, are pleased to announce that 136 theatres in 35 states have now joined the Blue Star Theatres program. In a partnership between TCG and Blue Star Families, with leadership support from MetLife Foundation, Blue Star Theatres supports a variety of theatre offerings to military personnel and their families across the United States. This initiative recognizes the profound contributions of service families and seeks to build stronger connections between theatres, military families, and their communities through unique programming, special discounts, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will host its first-ever Fall Puppet Performance Series on four Saturdays from September to December 2014, featuring outstanding works for puppet theater by professional puppeteers from the Northeast. There will be two showings of each production, at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., in the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs Center. Productions and dates include:
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present the grand opening of Stages of Enchantment: The Puppet Theaters of Blair Thomas & Company on Saturday, October 25 at 4 p.m. at the Ballard Institute in Storrs Center. The opening events will include two performances of Thomas' celebrated show The Selfish Giant, at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Ballard Institute Theater; and be preceded on Wednesday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. by Thomas' talk at the Fall Puppet Forum Series entitled Liminal Worlds: Design in the Puppet Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014
the cell will present the New York Premiere of HORSE GIRLS, a black comedy by Jenny Rachel Weiner. Directed by Sarah Krohn, previews begin December 3 at the cell with opening slated for Wednesday, December 10.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2014
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present the grand opening of Stages of Enchantment: The Puppet Theaters of Blair Thomas & Company today, October 25 at 4 p.m. at the Ballard Institute in Storrs Center. The opening events will include two performances of Thomas' celebrated show The Selfish Giant, at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Ballard Institute Theater; and be preceded on Wednesday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. by Thomas' talk at the Fall Puppet Forum Series entitled Liminal Worlds: Design in the Puppet Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015
Today Rose Theatre Kingston announces the casting for its Christmas production of Charles Dickens's enchanting story A Christmas Carol.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014
A raucous, playful new production of Leo Lionni's Frederick, a world premiere musical based on beloved children's author Leo Lionni's Caldecott Award-winning book about Frederick the mouse, is the big kick off to Chicago Children's Theatre's 10th birthday season.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014
A raucous, playful new production of Leo Lionni's Frederick, a world premiere musical based on beloved children's author Leo Lionni's Caldecott Award-winning book about Frederick the mouse, is the big kick off to Chicago Children's Theatre's 10th birthday season. Scroll down for a look at the star of the show!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016
The Shaw Festival proudly announces casting for Artistic Director Tim Carroll's first season. The Shaw's 2017 ensemble is a mix of new faces and Festival favourites - each actor ready to entertain and excite audiences in this season's 11 productions.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014
Due to overwhelming success, Chicago Theatre Week is expanding in 2015. The upcoming celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago is returning for its third year and will take place February 12 - 22, 2015, spanning a week and two full weekends for the first time. More than 100 productions are expected to participate as part of the 2015 lineup. Chicago Theatre Week is presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016
Quintessence Theatre Group continues it's tradition of holiday classics for the whole family with Oscar Wilde's Wilde Tales. Celebrated up-and-coming experimental director Jeremy Bloom adapts and directs this amalgamation of short stories. Wilde Tales begins performances on Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, December 10 at 7pm.  All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.  To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016
Laugh, explore College of the Mainland's history and discover how the best-laid plans can have unexpected results in a new original comedy Nov. 3-20 at COM Community Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016
Quintessence Theatre, Philadelphia's only all-classical repertory theatre, announces its seventh season of progressive classics. Season 2016-2017 includes MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN in the fall, a world premiere family holiday classic WILDE TALES, a rotating repertory: LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST and THE BROKEN HEART in the spring, and UNCLE VANYA to close the season in the summer.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017
Chicago Children's Theatre (chicagochildrenstheatre.org), the largest professional theater company devoted exclusively to families in Chicago, has announced its 2017-18 season. 
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014
Today the Rose Theatre Kingston announces its Christmas production for 2014 - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The Rose's Director of Learning and Participation, Ciaran McConville, directs Theresa Heskins' adaptation of CS Lewis' masterpiece.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014
Northside Festival, Brooklyn's largest discovery festival, announces the addition of 150+ bands to our lineup along with new film premieres, Trade Show Exhibitors and top-notch Innovation presenters.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017
Les Enfants Terribles and ebp in association with Creature of London are delighted to announce the cast of "ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND" which returns to The Vaults at Waterloo from 15 April 2017.
by Movies News Desk - Mar 12, 2014
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced that it will profile BAFTA-winning director Amma Asante (A Way of Life, Belle) in April
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017
Kate Hennig, who steps into the role of Associate Artistic Director later this season, adapts four of Oscar Wilde's tales - The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Remarkable Rocket and The Selfish Giant - for the stage in Wilde Tales.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017
Shea's 710 Theatre is proud to announce the 2017 -18 Frey Electric Construction Co. Season.
by Marilla Steuter-Martin - Jun 19, 2017
The 27th edition of the St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival has come to a close. This year's festival featured a bevy of poignant, entertaining and raucous shows.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017
Classic Spring, a new theatre company from former Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe Dominic Dromgoole, today announces first casting and creatives for a year-long celebration of Oscar Wilde at the Vaudeville Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014
Due to overwhelming success, Chicago Theatre Week is expanding in 2015. The upcoming celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago is returning for its third year and will take place February 12 - 22, 2015, spanning a week and two full weekends for the first time. More than 100 productions are expected to participate as part of the 2015 lineup. Chicago Theatre Week is presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago.
by Michael Rabice - Jul 13, 2017
CHARM ABOUNDS IN SHAW FESTIVAL'S 'WILDE TALES' A verbose frog, an egomaniacal Rocket, two charming birds, and a sympathetic Prince are not the usual cast of characters in an Oscar Wilde play. But in the ever evolving 2017 Shaw Festival season, his 'WILDE TALES' proves to be an eye opening and joyous experience for young and old alike.
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2014
Catch The EE British Academy Film Awards on BBC AMERICA the same day they air in the UK. Hosted by Stephen Fry and sponsored by EE, the awards will be broadcast exclusively in the U.S. on BBC AMERICA
by Movies News Desk - Jan 8, 2014
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the nominations for the 2014 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) and Gravity leads with 11 nominations, while 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle each received 10 nominations.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015
Due to overwhelming success, Chicago Theatre Week is expanding in 2015. The upcoming celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago is returning for its third year and will take place February 12 - 22, 2015, spanning a week and two full weekends for the first time. More than 100 productions are expected to participate as part of the 2015 lineup. Chicago Theatre Week is presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015
After selling out their initial 3-week run, the cell will extend the New York Premiere of HORSE GIRLS, a black comedy by Jenny Rachel Weiner. Directed by Sarah Krohn, performances have been added January 6 - 23 at the cell where performances began on December 3.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015
The Symphony of Westchester turns the spotlight on young musicians at its annual Family Program on Feb. 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Iona College's Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium in New Rochelle.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015
Organizers of the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival presents the line-up of top contemporary puppets acts and artists from around the world, the U.S. and Chicago to be presented at venues large and small throughout the city today, January 14-25, 2015.
by Movies News Desk - Feb 2, 2014
According to the Daily Mail, actor Steve Coogan took a moment at this evening's London Critics' Circle Film Awards to pay tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away Sunday afternoon from a suspected drug overdose in his apartment in Manhattan's West Village.
by Movies News Desk - Feb 17, 2014
The BAFTA Awards -- the EE British Academy Film Awards took place on 16 February at The Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden. Stephen Fry returned to host this year's ceremony, which was broadcast on BBC One in the UK and in all major territories around the world. Scroll down for the full list of winners!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016
Artistic Director of Mercury Theatre Colchester Daniel Buckroyd today announces the full company for the UK regional premiere production of Bruce Norris' acclaimed play Clybourne Park which opens at the company's home base ahead of a national tour - Ben Deery (Karl / Steve), Dan Gaisford(Kenneth), Rebecca Manley (Bev / Kathy), Rebecca Oldfield (Betsey / Lindsey), Gloria Onitiri (Francine / Lena), Wole Sawyerr (Albert / Kevin), William Troughton (Jim / Tom) and Mark Womack (Dan / Russ). The production opens on 15 April as part of the Made in Colchester Season, with previews from 8 April and runs until 23 April. It is the first time the production will be seen in the UK outside of London.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015
Chicago Children's Theatre has announced a one-week extension of its current hit production, Blair Thomas & Company's The Selfish Giant.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015
Nearly nine out of every ten seats were filled at last month's inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, a major success that attracted a total audience of more than 14,000 to 83 different festival events, sold out more than 80 percent of its shows, and played to 87 percent capacity over the course of its 12-day run, January 14-25.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016
Quintessence Theatre Group continues it's tradition of holiday classics for the whole family with Oscar Wilde's Wilde Tales. Celebrated up-and-coming experimental director Jeremy Bloom adapts and directs this amalgamation of short stories. Wilde Tales begins performances on Today, December 7 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, December 10 at 7pm.  All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.  To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014
the cell will present the New York Premiere of HORSE GIRLS, a black comedy by Jenny Rachel Weiner. Directed by Sarah Krohn, previews begin tonight, December 3 at the cell with opening slated for Wednesday, December 10.
by Movies News Desk - Dec 17, 2013
The nominations for the 34th London Critics' Circle Film Awards were announced today, with British director Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave topping members' ballots with 9 nominations.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014
After selling out their initial 3-week run, the cell will extend the New York Premiere of HORSE GIRLS, a black comedy by Jenny Rachel Weiner. Directed by Sarah Krohn, performances have been added January 6 - 23 at the cell where performances began on December 3.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2016
Quintessence Theatre Group continues its tradition of holiday classics for the whole family with Oscar Wilde's Wilde Tales. Celebrated up-and-coming experimental director Jeremy Bloom adapts and directs this amalgamation of short stories. Wilde Tales begins performances on Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, December 10 at 7pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014
A raucous, playful new production of Leo Lionni's Frederick, a world premiere musical based on beloved children's author Leo Lionni's Caldecott Award-winning book about Frederick the mouse, is the big kick off to Chicago Children's Theatre's 10th birthday season.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014
Organizers of the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival announced today the line-up of top contemporary puppets acts and artists from around the world, the U.S. and Chicago to be presented at venues large and small throughout the city January 14-25, 2015.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014
Old Vic Productions and Hampstead Theatre Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for West End transfer of critically acclaimed Good People which will play a limited season of just ten weeks at the No?l Coward Theatre from 10th April, as previously announced.
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 30, 2014
The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'The Sound Of Music' and 'The Wizard Of Oz' live, a local 'Ragtime' and 'Avenue Q,' premieres of 'Juno' and 'The Next Thing,' 'Hit The Wall' and 'Waa-Mu' return, CCT announces two world premieres, and Illinois has its high school musical theater champs--plus even more!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014
Two world premiere children's musicals helmed by A-list Chicago theater artists - Leo Lionni's Frederick, directed by Stuart Carden, and Wonderland, Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure, co-created by Michael Mahler and Rachel Rockwell, were announced today as the opening and closing productions of Chicago Children's Theatre's 2014-15 season. Chicago Children's Theatre (CCT) will also celebrate its 10th birthday season by bringing back its 2008 smash hit The Selfish Giant by Blair Thomas and Michael Smith.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced the fourth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new plays written and directed by emerging artists, curtain speeches by Roundabout Underground artist alumni and post-show receptions.