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Michael Esper Joins Cast of NBC's Jennifer Lopez Police Drama SHADES OF BLUEMichael Esper Joins Cast of NBC's Jennifer Lopez Police Drama SHADES OF BLUE
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

According to Deadline, Broadway vet Michael Esper has signed on for NBC's new cop drama SHADES OF BLUE, starring Jennifer Lopez. (more...)

Christiane Noll, Christine Pedi, Mitchell Jarvis & More Among Signature's 2015 Sizzlin' Summer LineupChristiane Noll, Christine Pedi, Mitchell Jarvis & More Among Signature's 2015 Sizzlin' Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its' air-conditioned doors once again for the annual Sizzlin' Summer Nights Series. Two and a half weeks of live music and performances by Signature favorites, DC area stars, and some of New York's most exciting Broadway performers. The cabaret series runs July 8 through July 25, with a different performance each night. (more...)

Four Join Noomi Rapace & Michel Chiklis in RUPTUREFour Join Noomi Rapace & Michel Chiklis in RUPTURE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

AMBI Pictures principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi today announced that Peter Stormare (“Fargo,” “22 Jump Street,” “The Big Labowski”), Kerry Bishé (“Argo,” “Sex and the City”), Lesley Manville (“Maleficent,” “Mr. Turner,” “Another Year”) and Ari Millen (“Orphan Black,” “Exit Humanity,” “12 Monkeys”) have been cast in the sci-fi adventure thriller “Rupture,” starring Noomi Rapace (“Prometheus,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” “The Drop”) and Michael Chiklis (“Fantastic Four,” “The Shield”). (more...)

Tom Fontana & Barry Levinson Named Executive Producers of Discovery Channel Series KILLING FIELDSTom Fontana & Barry Levinson Named Executive Producers of Discovery Channel Series KILLING FIELDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Discovery Channel announced today that it has tapped Hollywood heavyweights Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson as co-executive producers of its new crime series KILLING FIELDS. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for EAST IS EAST at Theatre Royal GlasgowFull Cast Announced for EAST IS EAST at Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Adam Karim (Sajit Khan), Assad Zaman (Saleem Khan), Dharmesh Patel (Abdul Khan), Salma Hoque (Meenah Khan) and Simon Nagra (George Khan) join the previously announced comedy award-winning actress Pauline McLynn (Ella Khan) and original West End cast members, Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan) and Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan) to complete the casting of the Khan family in the national tour of Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East. The Khans are joined by Kammy Darweish (Mr Shah), Sakuntala Ramanee (Mrs Shah) and Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie). (more...)

Brian Hyland Joins Dick Fox's DOO WOP EXTRAVAGANZA in Arcadia, 6/6Brian Hyland Joins Dick Fox's DOO WOP EXTRAVAGANZA in Arcadia, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation announced that Brian Hyland will be joining Dick Fox's DOO WOP EXTRAVAGANZA on Sunday, June 6 at 7pm. Brian Hyland is known for a slew of iconic hit songs including 'Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini' and 'Sealed With a Kiss.'. Dick Fox's DOO WOP EXTRAVAGANZA is a celebration of Doo-wop, the iconic sound that caused a sensation in the 1950's and early 1960's. (more...)

Full Cast Set for EAST IS EAST TourFull Cast Set for EAST IS EAST Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Adam Karim (Sajit Khan), Assad Zaman (Saleem Khan), Dharmesh Patel (Abdul Khan), Salma Hoque (Meenah Khan) and Simon Nagra (George Khan) join the previously announced comedy award-winning actress Pauline McLynn (Ella Khan) and original West End cast members, Ashley Kumar (Tariq Khan) and Darren Kuppan (Maneer Khan) to complete the casting of the Khan family in the national tour of Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East. The Khans are joined by Kammy Darweish (Mr Shah), Sakuntala Ramanee (Mrs Shah) and Sally Bankes (Auntie Annie).  (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, THE WIZ LIVE Among NBC's 2015-16 Primetime; Full Lineup Announced!Neil Patrick Harris, THE WIZ LIVE Among NBC's 2015-16 Primetime; Full Lineup Announced!
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2015

As it closes in on its second consecutive season-long victory in the key adult 18-49 demographic, NBC unveils a new 2015-16 primetime schedule that combines popular returning series, edge-of-your-seat new dramas, inventive new comedies and season nine of the Emmy Award-winning musical competition series 'The Voice.' (more...)

HEROES REBORN, Neil Patrick Harris Variety Show, and More Headline NBC'S 2015-16 SeasonHEROES REBORN, Neil Patrick Harris Variety Show, and More Headline NBC'S 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2015

As it closes in on its second consecutive season-long victory in the key adult 18-49 demographic, NBC unveils a new 2015-16 primetime schedule that combines popular returning series, edge-of-your-seat new dramas, inventive new comedies and season nine of the Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice.” (more...)

POLICY OF TRUTH, Starring Nick Wyman and Stephen Kunken, to Screen at SoHo International Film Festival, 5/19POLICY OF TRUTH, Starring Nick Wyman and Stephen Kunken, to Screen at SoHo International Film Festival, 5/19
by Movies News Desk - May 5, 2015

SoHo International Film Festival will be screening the New York premiere of Demos Bizar and GiMe Productions short film, Policy of Truth, on May 19 at 8pm. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Santino Fontana Talks Encores! ZORBA!, Plus FROZEN, New TV Series, Upcoming Tina Fey Film & MoreInDepth InterView: Santino Fontana Talks Encores! ZORBA!, Plus FROZEN, New TV Series, Upcoming Tina Fey Film & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 27, 2015

Today we are talking to a spectacularly accomplished Broadway leading man with a considerable TV and film resume who plays a prominent role in the new Encores! production of John Kander & Fred Ebb's Tony Award-winning musical ZORBA coming up next month, the thoughtful Santino Fontana. Explaining his part in the production as well as the unique demands of a special limited run concert presentation such as ZORBA! is, Fontana also opens up about the rehearsal process for the show and the developing rapport and camaraderie between himself and the starry assortment of fellow cast members involved in the production - including John Turturro, Zoe Wanamaker, Marin Mazzie and more, all directed by Walter Bobbie. Besides the full 411 on ZOBRA, Fontana also sheds considerable light on his many current and upcoming projects, including the recently released FROZEN follow-up short musical film FROZEN FEVER and whether or not he would like to be involved in subsequent FROZEN-related entities. Furthermore, Fontana gives us a first look at his new TV series SHADES OF BLUE, starring Jennifer Lopez, as well as his new feature film comedy SISTERS, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Additionally, Fontana previews his upcoming PBS twofer with the hotly anticipated premiere of his recent Broadway play ACT ONE, as well as a Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert co-starring members of SESAME STREET. All of that, SUBMISSIONS ONLY reflections, comments on MOZART IN THE JUNGLE and much, much more! (more...)

Mary-Louise Parker & Bruce Willis to Co-Host TONY Nominations Announcement LiveMary-Louise Parker & Bruce Willis to Co-Host TONY Nominations Announcement Live
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Mary-Louise Parker, a Tony Award winner and three time Tony nominee, will be joined by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Bruce Willis to announce the nominations for the American Theatre Wing's TONY AWARDS in a live webcast, beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 28 at TonyAwards.com. (more...)

Santino Fontana Boards NBC Cop Drama SHADES OF BLUESantino Fontana Boards NBC Cop Drama SHADES OF BLUE
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

According to Deadline, Tony nominee Santino Fontana has signed on for NBC's upcoming police drama series SHADES OF BLUE. Barry Levinson directs. (more...)

Sheryl Crow's DINER Musial Will Play Delaware Theatre Company This DecemberSheryl Crow's DINER Musial Will Play Delaware Theatre Company This December
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre is recently presented the world premiere of Diner, the musical adaptation of the landmark film with a book by the movie's Academy Award®-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural) and an original score by nine-time Grammy Award® winner Sheryl Crow. BroadwayWorld has just learned that the new musical will soon play at the Delaware Theatre Company as a part of their 2015-16 season. Kathleen Marshall is set to return to helm the production, which is set to run December 2- 27, 2015. Casting has not yet been announced. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: David Mamet's Many Movie Masterpieces - GLENGARRY To SPECTOR & A Look Ahead To SPEED-THE-PLOWFLASH FRIDAY: David Mamet's Many Movie Masterpieces - GLENGARRY To SPECTOR & A Look Ahead To SPEED-THE-PLOW
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 10, 2015

Today we are celebrating the many cinematic showcases for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and director David Mamet. (more...)

John Turturro to Lead ZORBA! for Encores! with Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie and MoreJohn Turturro to Lead ZORBA! for Encores! with Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The New York Times writes that John Turturro will star in ZORBA! for Encores!, running May 6-10, 2015. (more...)

INDECENT, PEERLESS, THE MOORS World Premieres, Dianne Wiest Set for Yale Rep's 2015-16 SeasonINDECENT, PEERLESS, THE MOORS World Premieres, Dianne Wiest Set for Yale Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre announces its 2015-16 Season, which will include three world premieres and two classics. (more...)

EAST IS EAST to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow, Aug 10-15EAST IS EAST to Play Theatre Royal Glasgow, Aug 10-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless, EastEnders) will play Ella Khan in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East, embarking on a 16 week national tour and making its Scottish debut at the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Monday 10 until Saturday 15 August 2015. (more...)

EAST IS EAST National Tour to Open in Brighton, June 11EAST IS EAST National Tour to Open in Brighton, June 11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless, EastEnders) will play Ella Khan in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East, which was part of Jamie Lloyd's second Trafalgar Transformed season, directed by Sam Yates, on a 16 week National Tour from 11 June 2015, commencing at Theatre Royal, Brighton. East is East is designed by Tom Scutt, with lighting by Richard Howell and sound and music by Alex Baranowski. (more...)

Keen Company to Welcome Andrew Lippa, Christina DeCicco, Adam Kantor & Christiane Noll for Benefit ConcertKeen Company to Welcome Andrew Lippa, Christina DeCicco, Adam Kantor & Christiane Noll for Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company will present a one night only concert to benefit the company: Tony Award and Grammy Award-nominated composer and lyricist ANDREW LIPPA will be joined by Christina DeCicco (Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, Evita), Adam Kantor (The Last Five Years, Rent, Avenue Q), and Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Jekyll & Hyde) and in a unique one night only concert, We're Keen on Andrew Lippa. (more...)

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