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THE SAINTLINESS OF MARGERY KEMPE To Open Off Broadway This July
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Perry Street Theatricals and Jonathan Demar in association with Frederick M. Zollo and Diane Procter are thrilled to announce that The Saintliness of Margery Kempe by John Wulp, will begin performances on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at New York City's The Duke on 42nd Street (located on 229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). The Saintliness of Margery Kempe will hold its opening night on Thursday, July 12. (more...)

BWW Review: SKYLIGHT at Kansas City Actors Theatre
by Alan Portner - May 29, 2018

Kansas City Actors Theatre "Skylight" by British playwright David Hare features excellent performances in a top-caliber production running now through June 10th at the H&R Block City Stage inside Union Station.   "Skylight" relates a single evening in the life of three people as they relive and reexamine a complicated relationship history. (more...)

The North/South Chamber Orchestra Presents The Curved Road
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

The North/South Chamber Orchestra continues its 38th consecutive season of free-admission New York City concerts on Tuesday evening June 5. Guitarist Jordan Dodson will appear as soloist while Max Lifchitz - the ensemble's founder - will be on the podium. (more...)

BWW Interview: Philip Dawkins Talks New Play THE GENTLEMAN CALLER
by David Clarke - May 21, 2018

Philip Dawkins's latest play is making its New York premiere at the Cherry Lane Theatre. The play recounts the fateful meeting of William Inge and Tennessee Williams prior to the Chicago premiere of THE GLASS MENAGERIE. We sat down with Dawkins to get the inside scoop on this sexy and searing new drama. (more...)

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CAROUSEL's Scott Lehrer Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Scott Lehrer has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Musical for RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CAROUSEL. (more...)

Keir Dullea And Mia Dillon Star In LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Real life sweethearts, KEIR DULLEA (2001: A Space Odyssey) and MIA DILLON (TONY award nominee, Crimes of the Heart) bring A. R. Gurney's Love Letters to life in this one of a kind performance. As 'Melissa' and 'Andy,' these two stunning artists bring complexity and humanity to Gurney's timeless play about love, friendship, loss, challenges and the art of letter writing. Underscoring their love for New York's theatre scene, Ms. Dillon and Mr. Dullea share this production as a benefit for the award winning Articulate Theatre Company. (more...)

Billy Sullivan: LOVE LETTERS Announced at Rental Gallery
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

???????Rental Gallery is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition featuring the work of New York-based artist Billy Sullivan, opening on Saturday, May 19 in East Hampton. The gallery will celebrate the new series of paintings and drawings with a reception on Saturday, May 26 from 6:00-8:00 PM.  (more...)

Kristin Cavallari Gets Real With Her Employees and Her Husband in VERY CAVALLARI Season One Supertease
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Watch the premiere of Very Cavallari Sunday, July 8 at 10 p.m., only on E! (more...)

DON GIOVANNI Plays NYC This June Starring David Serero As Don Giovanni
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

DON GIOVANNI, opera by Mozart, will be performed this June at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th St. New York NY 10011), starring David Serero as Don Giovanni along with an international cast. (more...)

BREAKING: Peter Dinklage and Haley Bennett To Lead Cast Of Goodspeed Musicals' CYRANO
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

Goodspeed is assembling a stellar cast for Cyrano an inspired new take on the Edmond Rostand classic Cyrano de Bergerac. Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage will develop the title role and film actress Haley Bennett will play Roxanne in this bold new musical. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. This exciting musical is adapted by Erica Schmidt in collaboration with members of the Grammy Award-winning indie alternative band The National. Cyrano will run August 3 - September 2, 2018 at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. (more...)

MPAC Announces 2018-2019 Season, Onsale Monday, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

MPAC's 2018-2019 season promises to be one full of amazing concerts, musicals, family events, dance and even Vicki Lawrence's Mama. (more...)

National Theatre Of Scotland Presents Four Shows At The 2018 Festivals
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Two world premieres at the Edinburgh Fringe: international co-production First Snow / Premiere neige, and My Left Right Foot -The Musical, a riotous new musical comedy celebrating Birds of Paradise's 25th year. (more...)

Amazon/BBC's A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL Starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw Available for Streaming June 29
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw, the highly acclaimed BBC series A Very English Scandal has announced its much-anticipated wide release to US audiences later this month, where it will be available for streaming on AMAZON on June 29. Based on the book of the same name by John Preston, A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL: Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment, now available in a special movie tie-in edition (Other Press), tells the incredible behind-the-scenes story behind one of the twentieth century's greatest political scandals, the Jeremy Thorpe affair, when the rising British political star stood trial for the attempted murder of his male lover. Based on extensive interviews with key figures in play at the time of the scandal, this is a gripping and colorful tale of hypocrisy, deceit, and betrayal at the heart of a leading government's establishment. (more...)

DON GIOVANNI Plays NYC This June Starring David Serero As Don Giovanni
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

DON GIOVANNI, opera by Mozart, will be performed this June at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th St. New York NY 10011), starring David Serero as Don Giovanni along with an international cast. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Co. Announces Benefit Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

???????ZELDA & SCOTT: A Life Affair is a new play by Mark Edward Lang, based on over twenty years of letters between Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald. (more...)

ABT Adds Four Shows To 2018-19 Season; Tickets on Sale July 14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

???????Alberta Bair Theater has added four additional shows since the season preview for its stakeholders on May 24:  for fans of 60's rock: Felix Cavaliere & Gene Cornish's RASCALS with special guest Carmine Appice on drums on Friday, September 7 at 7:30; for fans of 80's rock and Broadway musicals: ROCK OF AGES on Monday, November 19 at 7:30;  for a fun ladies night out during the holidays: 'Twas a Girls Night Before Christmas on Friday, December 14 at 7:30;  and for family entertainment at its best the multi Tony awarded THE SOUND OF MUSIC on Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9, both at 7:30. (more...)

CYRANO Starring Peter Dinklage Finds Full Cast; Blake Jenner and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Casting of Goodspeed Musicals' Cyrano is complete. Film and TV actor Blake Jenner will play Christian. He joins previously announced Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage, who will play Cyrano alongside film actress Haley Bennett as Roxanne in this bold new musical. (more...)

BWW Previews: Movie Trailer Drops for Netflix's July adaptation of Best Selling Novel TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jun 27, 2018

best-selling YA series To All the Boys I've Loved Before.  The movie will star Lana Condor (Jubilee inX-Men: Apocalypse) as Lara Jean Song Covey and Noah Centineo (The Fosters) as Peter Kavinshky. It also features Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars) and Anna Cathcart (Dizzy in Disney's Descendants 2and the upcoming Descendants 3) as Lara Jean's sisters. (more...)

Influencers-Only Mural Launches LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE, A New Original Series from Verizon's go90 and Tumblr Starring Dillon Francis
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

The controversial mural reserved for verified influencers was revealed as a true-to-life hoax to launch Like and Subscribe, a new original series from Verizon's go90 and Tumblr starring platinum-selling artist, DJ, and producer Dillon Francis. Watch a trailer for the series HERE. All seven episodes of Like and Subscribe will be available on July 9 exclusively via Verizon's go90 and Tumblr. (more...)

New Jersey Repertory Company Presents FERN HILL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the premiere of Fern Hill by Michael Tucker (L.A. Law, Radio Days), from August 9 through September 9, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Cape Playhouse Presents SYLVIA By A.R. Gurney
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

The Cape Playhouse very proudly presents, Sylvia, the acclaimed comedy by two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominee A.R. Gurney. Starring Playhouse favorite Jennifer Cody, Michele Pawk, John Dossett, and Stephen Derosa, and directed by Matt Lenz, Sylvia runs June 26-July 7, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR at Elite Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Jun 25, 2018

Real-life partners Jennifer Ridgway and Kevin Ellis play perpetual adulterers George and Doris in Bernard Slade's timeless comedy 'Same Time, Next Year' at Oxnard's Elite Theatre Company. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barrington Stage Co. Celebrates Opening Night of THE CAKE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 25, 2018

To pun the title of the current hit show on the Boyd/Quinson Main Stage, Debra Jo Rupp is an esteemed member of 'The Royal Family of Barrington Stage Company' inasmuch she is a BSC Associate Artist. She is brilliant in The Cake! (more...)

Searching for Love in the Age of Technology
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

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Cast Announced for World Premiere of HURRICANE DAMAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Casting is complete for HURRICANE DAMAGE, a world-premiere dramedy by the New York-based playwright Kevin Brofsky that will be the fourth entry in Pride Films and Plays' five-show PAC Pride Fest. HURRICANE DAMAGE, opening on August 3 after previews on August 1 and 2, concerns two long-time partners, veterans of the 1970's gay scene in New York, living on Florida's Gulf Coast. Dennis and Oscar are visited by an old friend of those days, a photographer named Norman who has remained single and brings back bittersweet memories of their glory days in Manhattan.  The couple will be played by company member Charles A. Berglund as Dennis and Danne W. Taylor as Oscar. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Shares the Trailer for TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE EVER LOVED BEFORE Launching August 17
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

What if all the crushes you ever had, found out how you felt about them…all at once? Lara Jean Song Covey's love life goes from imaginary to out of control when the Love Letters for every boy she's ever loved - five in all - are mysteriously mailed out. From New York Times Bestselling Author, Jenny Han, the film adaption of the popular YA novel stars actress Lana Condor (Alita: Battle Angel, X-Men: Apocalypse) and Noah Centineo (Sierra Burgess Is A Loser, The Fosters). (more...)

ALL MY LOVE, KATE By Joe Breen Announced as Part Of The Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The 2018 Fresh Fruit Festival 16th Season at The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street presents All My Love, Kate by Joe Breen performing July 10 @ 8 pm; July 14 @ 8:30 pm; and July 15 @ 3 pm and is a World Premiere. (more...)

Mark Cortale Productions Makes Plans To Relocate Provincetown Theatre Base For Summer 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of Provincetown's internationally known Art House theater, has announced that he has begun to search for a new summer location for 2019. Cortale learned last week that the twin 120-seat theaters at The Art House will be gutted by the property owner after the current summer season due to restaurant expansion plans. The news comes on the heels of seven consecutive seasons of remarkable success; thriving outposts of its famed 'Broadway @' music series in major venues across the country and abroad; and the recent announcement of its largest lineup of Broadway, comedy and music stars yet for its P-Town home. (more...)

Line-Up Announced for 2018 Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

The 16th Season of the Fresh Fruit Festival promises to be a great one and already began at the top of the year! Powerful nights of staged readings, discussions, and poetry events have been added to All-Out Arts' Festival of works celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQ Community through live performance. (more...)

Good Theater on Tour Rolls Out Three Shows This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Good Theater on Tour is bringing three of its productions to the Nasson Little Theatre in Springvale this summer. Underwaterguy, Love Letters and Love Loss and What I Wore will all play the beautifully renovated theater with two performances of each production. (more...)

The Almeida Theatre Today Announces Two New Almeida Young Company Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

The Almeida Theatre today announces two new Almeida Young Company shows. (more...)

Keir Dullea And Mia Dillon Star In LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Real life sweethearts, KEIR DULLEA (2001: A Space Odyssey) and MIA DILLON (TONY award nominee, Crimes of the Heart) bring A. R. Gurney's Love Letters to life in this one of a kind performance. As 'Melissa' and 'Andy,' these two stunning artists bring complexity and humanity to Gurney's timeless play about love, friendship, loss, challenges and the art of letter writing. Underscoring their love for New York's theatre scene, Ms. Dillon and Mr. Dullea share this production as a benefit for the award winning Articulate Theatre Company. (more...)

Brief 6/15: Get a First Look at Barrington's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY and Irish Rep's ON A CLEAR DAY...and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 15, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Get a first look at Barrington Stage's The Royal Family of Broadway as well as Irish Rep's On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, and more! (more...)

DON GIOVANNI Plays NYC This June Starring David Serero As Don Giovanni
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

DON GIOVANNI, opera by Mozart, will be performed this June at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th St. New York NY 10011), starring David Serero as Don Giovanni along with an international cast. (more...)

Debra Jo Rupp To Star In Berkshire Premiere Of THE CAKE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, presents the regional premiere of The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This Is Us). Previews begin June 21, with an official opening night on June 24, with performances through July 15 on the St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center (36 Linden Street). (more...)

Peter Bogyo to Demystify Theatre's Most Important And Least Understood Role
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Join Broadway General Manager Peter Bogyo in conversation with Tony Award-winning Producer Margot Astrachan as they discuss the nitty-gritty of the business side of show business. Bogyo will offer fascinating and entertaining glimpses into the inner workings of the normally closed world of theatrical general management. You can also expect some personal anecdotes and bits of theatrical lore. This evening will offer invaluable insight not only to fledgling general managers but to producers, writers, actors... anyone who is interested in the hows and whys of what happens in theatre before the curtain goes up. (more...)

DON GIOVANNI Plays NYC This June Starring David Serero As Don Giovanni
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

DON GIOVANNI, opera by Mozart, will be performed this June at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th St. New York NY 10011), starring David Serero as Don Giovanni along with an international cast. (more...)

365 DAYS OF LOVE LETTERS a Millennial Saga About Relationships in the Age of Technology Launches IndieGo-Go Campaign
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Love is beautiful even when it's dark. “365 Days of Love Letters,” a new series starring heart throb actor Chris Salvatore, dives into the tricky games of dating in today's age of digital voyeurism. Created by Kyle Thomas and produced by Jessica Bryant ('The Humanity Bureau,' 'American Justice”), the series just dropped their teaser and has signed a team of powerhouses across talent, production, music, and fashion. (more...)

'365 Days Of Love Letters' A Millennial Saga About Relationships In The Age Of Technology Launches IndieGo-Go Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Love is beautiful even when it's dark. “365 Days of Love Letters,” a new series starring heart throb actor Chris Salvatore, dives into the tricky games of dating in today's age of digital voyeurism. Created by Kyle Thomas and produced by Jessica Bryant ('The Humanity Bureau,' 'American Justice”), the series just dropped their teaser and has signed a team of powerhouses across talent, production, music, and fashion. (more...)

O'Connell & Company Announces 2018-2019 Season Of Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

???????O'Connell & Company, the professional theatre in-residence at The Park School of Buffalo, presents an exciting 23rd season filled with regional premieres and popular classics that offer something for everyone. The upcoming season reaffirms the company's dedication to offering affordable, quality theatre in an intimate space. (more...)

Actor, Director and Composer Roger Perry Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Celebrated Actor, Producer, Director and Composer, Roger Perry, passed away yesterday of Prostate Cancer at home with his loving wife, Joyce, holding his hand. (more...)

Goodspeed Adds 8 Performances Of CYRANO Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Led by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage as Cyrano alongside film actress Haley Bennett as Roxanne and film and TV actor Blake Jenner as Christian, the cast of this bold new musical includes Tom Riis Farrell, Damon J. Gillespie, Patrick Kerr, Laith Nakli, Gayle Samuels, Claire Saunders and Charlie Thurston. (more...)

SUBURGATORY's Laura Liguori Stars In New Play
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Actress Laura Liguori takes on the role of a Russian poet's enigmatic muse in a true life story of 1930s Russia in the play MAYAKOVSKY AND STALIN will premiere at 8 p.m. on July 21 at the Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038. It will run through Aug. 19. (more...)

Still A SMASH: Catching Up with the Stars of the Gone (But Not Forgotten) Musical Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2018

Smash fans' dreams came true last week when Katharine McPhee made her Broadway debut as Jenna in Waitress! So what's the rest of the star-studded cast of NBC's Smash been up to? We took a look at where just a few of our favorite Smash alums are now! (more...)

Theatre in the Heights Announces TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

One of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies! Viola has been shipwrecked in a violent storm off the coast of Illyria; in the process she has lost her twin brother, Sebastian. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dan Lauria Talks Creative Madness in THE STONE WITCH, Joining THIS IS US, and More
by Julie Musbach - Apr 19, 2018

Dan Lauria boasts an extensive career both on stage and off. He took a moment to speak with BroadwayWorld about his experience in The Stone Witch and his upcoming projects including a recurring role on the hit television series 'This Is Us'. Find out what he had to say below! (more...)

NewFilmmakers LA Celebrates British Cinema Co-Presented by Britweek and Screen International April 28th
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) celebrates Britweek with independent cinema on April 28th with a selection of films from the United Kingdom, along with local Los Angeles films. Five filmmakers from the United Kingdom, Polly Steele, Blake Harrison, Simon Ryninks and Garry Crystal will be joining NFMLA for the event, with flights generously provided by Norwegian Airlines. The night begins with UK feature film Let Me Go by Polly Steele, an intergenerational story about the unraveling of a family secret and its emotional impact on three mothers and three daughters. Second is InFocus: Britweek, a collection of short films from by UK filmmakers that include stories of love, family strife, foreboding and the search for human connection, featuring the world premiere of Blake Harrison's (The Inbetweeners) directorial debut. The night concludes with a narrative shorts program highlighting local Los Angeles talent and prominently features themes of finding, losing and letting go. Feature Film Let Me Go - Directed by Polly Steele United Kingdom/Austria Los Angeles Premiere About the Director - Polly is an award winning UK based, independent, filmmaker renowned for her ability to tell the most compelling and sensitive stories. Her work includes BAFTA-winning documentary project Video Diaries (BBC). She has made films for all of the UK's major broadcasters, and produced/developed fiction as MD for Rocket Pictures with Elton John and David Furnish and for her own company In Trust Films. She wrote and directed Let Me Go starring Juliet Stephenson, Johdi May and Lucy Boynton, with Radiohead's Philip Selway composing. Shorts Program #1: Infocus: Britweek The Fox and The Rabbit - Directed by Garry Crystal United Kingdom West Coast Premiere About the Director - In addition to being a History and Law graduate, Garry Crystal is a former television actor, having appeared in leading UK dramas such as 'Fat Friends', 'Peak Practice' and 'Children's Ward.' This background has provided him with strong critical evaluation skills and an appreciation of story-telling, which he considers as essential tools for film-making. He has edited BAFTA, EMMY, Grierson and RTS winning and nominated documentaries and films, and is now venturing into directing. Hooves of Clay - Directed by Blake Harrison United Kingdom World Premiere About the Director - As an actor, Blake Harrison starred in three series and two subsequent films of the multi-award winning comedy 'The Inbetweeners' as Neil Sutherland. He also starred in the 2016 remake of Dad's Army where he played Private Pike alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sir Michael Gambon. His other film work includes Keeping Rose, Madness in the Method and Reuniting the Rubins. Harrison's TV work includes three series of US comedy 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret' for IFC, 'Prime Suspect: 1973' & 'Houdini & Doyle' for ITV. 'Way to Go,' 'Him & Her,' 'The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff' & 'Trust Me' for BBC. As well as 'Tripped' for E4. Hooves of Clay is his directorial debut. Real Gods Require Blood - Directed by Moin Hussain United Kingdom About the Director - Moin Hussain is a London and Norfolk based director with a background in short films and music videos. After being selected by the Directors Guild of Great Britain to take part in a scheme for new talent, Moin's first short film Holy Thursday was funded by Creative England and went on to screen internationally. His latest short Real Gods Require Blood premiered at Cannes film festival and was produced by BAFTA Award Nominated Producer Michelle Stein. Us - Directed by Will Darbyshire United Kingdom North American Premiere About the Director - Will Darbyshire is a 24-year-old British filmmaker with a following of nearly 700K followers on his YouTube channel, as well as a large audience on his Instagram and Twitter channels. Will has published a book of curated Love Letters, 'This Modern Love,' to great acclaim worldwide reaching no.1 on the UK Sunday Times Bestseller List. Contractor 014352 - Directed by Simon Ryninks United Kingdom About the Director - Simon is a director living and working in London. He has just completed his third short film Contractor 014352, starring Johnny Flynn (Genius, Lovesick, Song One), which had its world premiere at Palm Springs International Shortfest 2017 and has played at 9 festivals internationally, winning several awards. Previously he had been a finalist of the Sundance London Short Film Competition and IMdB New Filmmaker award. Shorts Program #2 The Shuttle - Directed by Lu Han Dear Sister - Directed by Jess Harbeck EVOKE - Directed by Asia LeMasters My Treasure - Directed by Michael Flores Additional event information is available at www.nfmla.org Founded in 2007, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. NFMLA's programs annually serve approximately 25,000 patrons in the Greater Los Angeles area. NFMLA has screened over 2,500 films from 75+ countries, highlighting local and international talent. (more...)

Chicago Tap Theatre to Premiere TAPPED FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

???????Artistic Director Mark Yonally and Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) present Tapped for the Very First Time at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave.,  Saturday, June 23 and Friday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

NewFilmmakers LA Celebrates British Cinema Co-Presented by Britweek, BAFTA LA and Screen International April 28th
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) celebrates Britweek with independent cinema on April 28th with a selection of films from the United Kingdom, along with local Los Angeles films. Five filmmakers from the United Kingdom, Polly Steele, Blake Harrison, Simon Ryninks and Garry Crystal will be joining NFMLA for the event, with flights generously provided by Norwegian Airlines. The night begins with UK feature film Let Me Go by Polly Steele, an intergenerational story about the unraveling of a family secret and its emotional impact on three mothers and three daughters. Second is InFocus: Britweek, a collection of short films from by UK filmmakers that include stories of love, family strife, foreboding and the search for human connection, featuring the world premiere of Blake Harrison's (The Inbetweeners) directorial debut. The night concludes with a narrative shorts program highlighting local Los Angeles talent and prominently features themes of finding, losing and letting go. Feature Film Let Me Go - Directed by Polly Steele United Kingdom/Austria Los Angeles Premiere About the Director - Polly is an award winning UK based, independent, filmmaker renowned for her ability to tell the most compelling and sensitive stories. Her work includes BAFTA-winning documentary project Video Diaries (BBC). She has made films for all of the UK's major broadcasters, and produced/developed fiction as MD for Rocket Pictures with Elton John and David Furnish and for her own company In Trust Films. She wrote and directed Let Me Go starring Juliet Stephenson, Johdi May and Lucy Boynton, with Radiohead's Philip Selway composing. Shorts Program #1: Infocus: Britweek The Fox and The Rabbit - Directed by Garry Crystal United Kingdom West Coast Premiere About the Director - In addition to being a History and Law graduate, Garry Crystal is a former television actor, having appeared in leading UK dramas such as 'Fat Friends', 'Peak Practice' and 'Children's Ward.' This background has provided him with strong critical evaluation skills and an appreciation of story-telling, which he considers as essential tools for film-making. He has edited BAFTA, EMMY, Grierson and RTS winning and nominated documentaries and films, and is now venturing into directing. Hooves of Clay - Directed by Blake Harrison United Kingdom World Premiere About the Director - As an actor, Blake Harrison starred in three series and two subsequent films of the multi-award winning comedy 'The Inbetweeners' as Neil Sutherland. He also starred in the 2016 remake of Dad's Army where he played Private Pike alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sir Michael Gambon. His other film work includes Keeping Rose, Madness in the Method and Reuniting the Rubins. Harrison's TV work includes three series of US comedy 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret' for IFC, 'Prime Suspect: 1973' & 'Houdini & Doyle' for ITV. 'Way to Go,' 'Him & Her,' 'The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff' & 'Trust Me' for BBC. As well as 'Tripped' for E4. Hooves of Clay is his directorial debut. Real Gods Require Blood - Directed by Moin Hussain United Kingdom About the Director - Moin Hussain is a London and Norfolk based director with a background in short films and music videos. After being selected by the Directors Guild of Great Britain to take part in a scheme for new talent, Moin's first short film Holy Thursday was funded by Creative England and went on to screen internationally. His latest short Real Gods Require Blood premiered at Cannes film festival and was produced by BAFTA Award Nominated Producer Michelle Stein. Us - Directed by Will Darbyshire United Kingdom North American Premiere About the Director - Will Darbyshire is a 24-year-old British filmmaker with a following of nearly 700K followers on his YouTube channel, as well as a large audience on his Instagram and Twitter channels. Will has published a book of curated Love Letters, 'This Modern Love,' to great acclaim worldwide reaching no.1 on the UK Sunday Times Bestseller List. Contractor 014352 - Directed by Simon Ryninks United Kingdom About the Director - Simon is a director living and working in London. He has just completed his third short film Contractor 014352, starring Johnny Flynn (Genius, Lovesick, Song One), which had its world premiere at Palm Springs International Shortfest 2017 and has played at 9 festivals internationally, winning several awards. Previously he had been a finalist of the Sundance London Short Film Competition and IMdB New Filmmaker award. Shorts Program #2 The Shuttle - Directed by Lu Han Dear Sister - Directed by Jess Harbeck EVOKE - Directed by Asia LeMasters My Treasure - Directed by Michael Flores Additional event information is available at www.nfmla.org Founded in 2007, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. NFMLA's programs annually serve approximately 25,000 patrons in the Greater Los Angeles area. NFMLA has screened over 2,500 films from 75+ countries, highlighting local and international talent. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alec Baldwin and Kelli O'Hara Star in LOVE LETTERS at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Alec Baldwin and Kelli O'Hara starred in Westport Country Playhouse's Spring Gala performance of A. R. Gurney's play, “Love Letters,” on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. The one-night-only fundraising event honored the memory of playwright A. R. “Pete” Gurney, who was a consistent contributor to the Playhouse stage, with 21 works produced there from 1980 through 2016. Gurney died last June at age 86. (more...)

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