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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 4, 2013
The 57th BFI London Film Festival has announced theie full line-up for this year's event which runs from October 9 - 20. The Festival will include 234 features, including 22 films making their world premieres.
by Movies News Desk - Sep 19, 2014
Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions and Film4 announced today that the three-time OscarĀ®-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 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 18, 2012
The Theatre School at DePaul University presents IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER, by alumnus and award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, and directed by Marc David Pinate, as the first production of the 2012-2013 New Directors Series. IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER opens Friday, November 2, and runs through Sunday, November 11, 2012, at the Greenhouse Theater Center. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on October 31 and November 1 at 7:30 PM.
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 TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2013
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), in partnership with British Council, has today announced the second edition of Brits To Watch: The Screenings on October 15 in New York and October 17 in Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2012
The Theatre School at DePaul University presents IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER, by alumnus and award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, and directed by Marc David Pinate, as the first production of the 2012-2013 New Directors Series. IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER opens Today, November 2, and runs through Sunday, November 11, 2012, at the Greenhouse Theater Center. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on October 31 and November 1 at 7:30 PM.
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 Movies News Desk - Nov 11, 2013
The nominations for this year's British Independent Film Awards were announced today by Ewan McGregor,. Leading the pack is David Mackenzie's Starred Up with eight nods including Best British Independent Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay for Jonathan Asser, and Best Actor for Jack O'Connell.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2013
Firebone Theatre presents three new plays drawn from the forgotten fairy tales by Oscar Wilde, The Grimm Brothers, and Charles Perrault. This event promises music, laughter, and homespun goodies including milk, cookies, wine, and beer.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2012
The Theatre School at DePaul University presents IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER, by alumnus and award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, and directed by Marc David Pinate, as the first production of the 2012-2013 New Directors Series. IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER opens Friday, November 2, and runs through Today, November 11, 2012, at the Greenhouse Theater Center. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Todays at 2 PM. Previews are on October 31 and November 1 at 7:30 PM.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013
Co-founders John Stoops, Tim Evans, and Marc Grapey announce the inaugural season of Three Oaks Theater Festival, a new summer theater festival that will bring three limited-engagement runs of highly-acclaimed, professional Chicago-based productions and a World Premiere to audiences in Harbor Country, Michigan. Three Oaks Theater Festival is presented in association with Harbor Arts with special thanks to The Pokagon Fund.
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 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 30, 2012
The hit of last year's Toronto Fringe Festival, THE GIANT'S GARDEN is going to try to take a bite out The Big Apple when it gets its first New York reading as part of The Puzzle: Marble's Festival of New Work on Saturday June 30th.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013
Co-founders John Stoops, Tim Evans, and Marc Grapey proudly announce the inaugural season of Three Oaks Theater Festival, a new summer theater festival that will bring three limited-engagement runs of highly-acclaimed, professional Chicago-based productions and a World Premiere to audiences in Harbor Country, Michigan. Three Oaks Theater Festival is presented in association with Harbor Arts with special thanks to The Pokagon Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2012
The hit of last year's Toronto Fringe Festival, THE GIANT'S GARDEN is going to try to take a bite out The Big Apple when it gets its first New York reading as part of The Puzzle: Marble's Festival of New Work on Saturday June 30th.
by Movies News Desk - Jun 25, 2013
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced 'Brits to Watch: The Screenings', a series of showcase events, in partnership with British Council, that will introduce outstanding British film talent to the US film industry. The series builds on the legacy of BAFTA's 2011 'Brits to Watch' initiative supported by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at which BAFTA introduced 42 promising British newcomers to leading figures in the US film, television and games industries at a black-tie gala event in Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2013
Co-founders John Stoops, Tim Evans, and Marc Grapey announce the inaugural season of Three Oaks Theater Festival, a new summer theater festival that will bring three limited-engagement runs of highly-acclaimed, professional Chicago-based productions and a World Premiere to audiences in Harbor Country, Michigan. Three Oaks Theater Festival is presented in association with Harbor Arts with special thanks to The Pokagon Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2013
Due to overwhelming demand, Three Oaks Theater Festival co-founders John Stoops, Tim Evans, and Marc Grapey have added a second performance of Complicated, a new musical from Poi Dog Pondering. Complicated will play on August 3 at 8:00pm and 10:30pm EST (7:00pm and 9:30pm CST).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013
Michael Sgouros, composer and percussionist, has been nominated for an Innovative Theatre Award - Outstanding Original Music for Hollow the musical which premiered at the historic Players Theatre in September 2012. The production ran for 9 months and is currently on hiatus until September 21 of this year when it will take the stage again at the Players 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 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, 2015
Chicago Children's Theatre has announced a one-week extension of its current hit production, Blair Thomas & Company's The Selfish Giant.
by Movies News Desk - Dec 9, 2013
British talent turned out this evening for the 16th Moet British Independent Film Awards. The winners were announced at the star-studded ceremony, held at Old Billingsgate which was hosted by BIFA Winning actor James Nesbitt.
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 16, 2013
The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center continues its "Rose & Don Ciampa Finest in World Cinema" Series this winter on most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays! Featuring its new state-of-the-art digital cinema projection system, the WHBPAC will screen only the best current release art house, foreign, independent and documentary films that run concurrently at the most prominent film houses in New York City. Tickets are $15 for adults, $9 for students/seniors, and $5 for WHBPAC Film Society members.
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, 2013
Signature Theatre presents two limited-run shows that bring the spirit of the holidays to the stage for family, friends, and music lovers of all ages. The fun begins this week with composer and Signature favorite Matt Conner (Crossing, The Hollow, Nevermore), who will warm up the intimate ARK Theatre with his new show A Matt Conner Christmas.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2013
Due to overwhelming demand, Three Oaks Theater Festival co-founders John Stoops, Tim Evans, and Marc Grapey have added a second performance of Complicated, a new musical from Poi Dog Pondering. Complicated will play tonight, August 3 at 8:00pm and 10:30pm EST (7:00pm and 9:30pm CST).
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 TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2013
The Toronto International Film Festival has announced its Contemporary World Cinema lineup today, featuring films produced by countries from around the world.
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.