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ABC Releases Trailers for Shondaland's FOR THE PEOPLE, Zach Braff's ALEX, INC & More!ABC Releases Trailers for Shondaland's FOR THE PEOPLE, Zach Braff's ALEX, INC & More!
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2017-18 slate of programming. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, unveiled the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities. Check out trailers for the new shows below! (more...)

ABC Unveils 2017-18 Primetime Schedule ft. LITTLE MERMAID LIVE!, DWTS Jr. & MoreABC Unveils 2017-18 Primetime Schedule ft. LITTLE MERMAID LIVE!, DWTS Jr. & More
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2017-18 slate of programming. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York City. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 27th, 2017 - WAKEY, WAKEY, THE PENITENT, Roundabout Gala and More!BWW Morning Brief February 27th, 2017 - WAKEY, WAKEY, THE PENITENT, Roundabout Gala and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 27, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Will Eno's WAKEY, WAKEY opens at Signature Theatre, David Mamet's THE PENITENT bows at the Atlantic, and Roundabout Theatre Company hosts its starry 2017 gala tonight! (more...)

Quincy Tyler Bernstine Joins Zachary Levi and Ben Shenkman in STAND. UP. at Vineyard TheatreQuincy Tyler Bernstine Joins Zachary Levi and Ben Shenkman in STAND. UP. at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Michael Kimmel's (Songbird, The Last Goodbye) new play will have its second reading on Monday, February 27th, 2017 at 7:00 PM for a special industry presentation at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street), directed by Michael Berresse ([title of show], Now.Here.This.) and featuring an all-star cast. (more...)

Zachary Levi, Ben Shenkman and More Set for Reading of Dark Comedy STAND. UP. at the VineyardZachary Levi, Ben Shenkman and More Set for Reading of Dark Comedy STAND. UP. at the Vineyard
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Michael Kimmel's (Songbird, The Last Goodbye) new play will have its second reading on Monday, February 27th, 2017 at 7:00 PM for a special industry presentation at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street), directed by Michael Berresse ([title of show], Now.Here.This.) and featuring an all-star cast. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Let's Bowl! Go Inside Second Stage's ALL-STAR Bowling Classic!Photo Coverage: Let's Bowl! Go Inside Second Stage's ALL-STAR Bowling Classic!
by Walter McBride - Feb 1, 2017

For over 25 years, stars of stage and screen have come out to bowl in support of Second Stage's award-winning seasons and to assist the theatre in its fund-raising efforts at its annual All-Star Bowling Classic. Last night, stars gathered at Lucky Strike to bowl and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below! (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Nathan Lane to Star in Broadway Revival of ANGELS IN AMERICA?Rialto Chatter: Nathan Lane to Star in Broadway Revival of ANGELS IN AMERICA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

If reviews for the London production are positive, there's a good chance the production and Lane will make their way back to Broadway next season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner Presented Louis Auchincloss Prize at Museum of the City Of New York GalaPhoto Coverage: Tony Kushner Presented Louis Auchincloss Prize at Museum of the City Of New York Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 2, 2016

Playwright, screenwriter, and author Tony Kushner was presented the Louis Auchincloss Prize last night at The Museum Of The City Of New York and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Wagner College Theatre Presents David Auburn's PROOF, October 4-9Wagner College Theatre Presents David Auburn's PROOF, October 4-9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Wagner College Theatre Stage One kicks off the 2016-17 Season with the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winning play, Proof by David Auburn, with performances October 4 through 9.   Proof is a remarkable and engaging play about fathers and daughters, genius and insanity, legacy and truth. Everyone has parents and everyone aspires to be like them in some way. But what happens when there's a distinct possibility that we may inherit their talent...and their madness. Auburn's play is at turns a comedy, a mystery, a family drama and a romance, and audiences have cheered the production around the world for its craft and intelligence. (more...)

New Songs by Tom Kitt Will Be Featured on USA's ROYAL PAINS Next WeekNew Songs by Tom Kitt Will Be Featured on USA's ROYAL PAINS Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Superstar violinist Joshua Bell makes a very special guest appearance on the TV Series 'Royal Pains,' airing on the USA Network on Wednesday, June 29. Playing himself, Bell performs an original song by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then) in a scene with Cloris Leachman, who guest stars as a London West End diva. Also making special guest appearances are Henry Winkler and Tony winner Christine Ebersole. (more...)

HBO to Premiere Limited Series THE NIGHT OF, Starring John Turturro, 7/10HBO to Premiere Limited Series THE NIGHT OF, Starring John Turturro, 7/10
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Created by Steven Zaillian ('Schindler's List,' 'American Gangster') and Richard Price ('The Color of Money,' HBO's 'The Wire'), the eight-part HBO limited series production THE NIGHT OF debuts SUNDAY, JULY 10 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) (more...)

HBO to Debut New Limited Series THE NIGHT OF This SummerHBO to Debut New Limited Series THE NIGHT OF This Summer
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The eight-part HBO limited series production THE NIGHT OF, created by Steven Zaillian (“Schindler's List,” “American Gangster”) and Richard Price (“The Color of Money,” HBO's “The Wire”), will debut this summer, exclusively on HBO. (more...)

USA Renews ROYAL PAINS for Final SeasonUSA Renews ROYAL PAINS for Final Season
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

USA Network gives its viewers one last dose ofROYAL PAINS when the hit drama airs its eighth and final season beginning Wednesday, May 18 at 10pm et/pt with eight all-new episodes. The esteemed summer series, from Universal Cable Productions and creator and executive producer Andrew Lenchewski and executive producer Michael Rauch, has captivated a loyal fan base and consistently ranked as a top 10 series across all key demos on its night for all seven seasons. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the World Premiere of AMERICAN MASTERS: MIKE NICHOLSPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the World Premiere of AMERICAN MASTERS: MIKE NICHOLS
by Walter McBride - Jan 12, 2016

Winner of an Oscar, a Grammy, four Emmys, nine Tonys, three BAFTAs and many other awards, director, actor, writer, producer and comedian Mike Nichols (November 6, 1931 - November 19, 2014) was an artistic trailblazer. As the legendary comedy duo Nichols and May, Nichols and his partner Elaine May revolutionized comedy in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Now, May has directed the first documentary about her former partner, Mike Nichols: American Masters, premiering Friday, January 29, 2016, at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) to launch the 30th anniversary season of THIRTEEN's AMERICAN MASTERS series. BroadwayWorld was there for the NYC premiere and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Jason Biggs, Celia Keenan-Bolger & More Set for Sweet Chaos Theater Project's TIPPING POINTS Staged ReadingJason Biggs, Celia Keenan-Bolger & More Set for Sweet Chaos Theater Project's TIPPING POINTS Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

For tickets visit www.sweetchaostheater.org or call the Symphony Space box office at 212-864-5400. Proceeds from the event will fund home libraries for families living in low-income housing communities in Harlem in association with LitWorld. (more...)

Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK Ends Extended Run on Broadway TodayLarry David's FISH IN THE DARK Ends Extended Run on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

Larry David's record-breaking hit comedy Fish In the Dark, starring Jason Alexander and directed by Anna D. Shapiro, closes today, Saturday, August 1 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street). (more...)

FISH IN THE DARK's Larry David Will Not Be Returning to the Great White Way: 'I'm Not Going to Re-Up for This'FISH IN THE DARK's Larry David Will Not Be Returning to the Great White Way: 'I'm Not Going to Re-Up for This'
by Jessica Showers - Jul 23, 2015

Larry David's record-breaking hit comedy FISH IN THE DARK, starring Jason Alexander and directed by Anna D. Shapiro,  will extend its limited engagement for an additional two weeks through Saturday, August 1 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Alexander in FISH IN THE DARK!Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Alexander in FISH IN THE DARK!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Tony Award-winning actor Jason Alexander recently assumed the role of 'Norman Drexel' in Larry David's hit comedy Fish In the Dark, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Alexander steps into the role created by David in the comedy about a death in the family. The limited engagement run of the production, originally scheduled through June 7, is extended for six weeks through Saturday, August 1 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street). Below, check out new production shots of Alexander in action! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/2/2015 - BEACHES in Chicago, JRB in Des Moines and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/2/2015 - BEACHES in Chicago, JRB in Des Moines and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 2, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The pre-Broadway engagement of BEACHES opens in the Windy City and more! (more...)

Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK Extends for Two More Weeks on BroadwayLarry David's FISH IN THE DARK Extends for Two More Weeks on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Larry David's record-breaking hit comedy FISH IN THE DARK, starring Jason Alexander and directed by Anna D. Shapiro,  will extend its limited engagement for an additional two weeks through Saturday, August 1 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street). (more...)

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