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PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED Announces Puppeteers Lineup for The VenetianPUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED Announces Puppeteers Lineup for The Venetian
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

'Puppet Up! - Uncensored,' which is set to debut in its new home inside The Sands Showroom at The Venetian Las Vegas on July 21, has just unveiled its lineup of expert puppeteers ready to bring their irreverent and unpredictable style of comedy to the Las Vegas Strip. (more...)

Barry Humphries, Cate Blanchett, Nick Cave and Olivia Newton-John Among Stars on Adelaide Festival Centre's WALK OF FAMEBarry Humphries, Cate Blanchett, Nick Cave and Olivia Newton-John Among Stars on Adelaide Festival Centre's WALK OF FAME
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

Adelaide Festival Centre's Walk of Fame is one step closer to realisation, with the public and critics' star recipients now announced. Big names honoured include Barry Humphries, Geoffrey Rush, Cate Blanchett, Tim Minchin, Benedict Andrews, Sir Robert Helpmann, Dame Joan Sutherland, Olivia Newton-John, Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving, Nick Cave and Billy Connolly. (more...)

Celebrate Dad with Freeform's 'Funday' Father's Day Weekend ProgrammingCelebrate Dad with Freeform's 'Funday' Father's Day Weekend Programming
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Dad. He's always been there for you. School recitals, football games, family vacations. Now with the summer kicking into high gear, what better way to celebrate your beloved father than bonding over classic Disney movies in a weekend-long marathon? (more...)

PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE to Return to MelbournePENNSYLVANIA AVENUE to Return to Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Five years after the runaway success of SONGS FOR NOBODIES, Joanna Murray-Smith, Bernadette Robinson and Simon Phillips team up once again with PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE a brilliant one woman musical theatre piece returning to Melbourne on Thursday January 21, 2016 for a limited season at the Playhouse, Arts Centre. (more...)

Siobhan Redmond, Jimmy Chisholm to Star in THON MAN MOLIERE at Royal Lyceum TheatreSiobhan Redmond, Jimmy Chisholm to Star in THON MAN MOLIERE at Royal Lyceum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

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Billy Connolly Will Take the Beacon Theatre Stage with 'High Horse' TourBilly Connolly Will Take the Beacon Theatre Stage with 'High Horse' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

MSG Entertainment and Westbeth Entertainment announced today that comedian Billy Connolly will take the Beacon Theatre stage on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 8:00PM as a part of his High Horse Tour. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 11, 2016 at 9:00AM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Harvey Weinstein's Star-Studded HUGHIE GatheringPhoto Flash: Inside Harvey Weinstein's Star-Studded HUGHIE Gathering
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Last night, February 18, Harvey Weinstein hosted a star-studded performance of Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE -- starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker and Tony Award winner Frank Wood at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street) -- followed by and intimate reception in celebration of director Michael Grandage and Whitaker, who is making his Broadway debut. Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE opens Thursday, February 25, 2016, in a strictly limited engagement. Scroll down for photos from the party! (more...)

USA Network to Premiere Season 4 of CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST, 3/8USA Network to Premiere Season 4 of CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST, 3/8
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

USA Network's breakout, original hit reality series CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST returns for season four with more over-the-top, Oh-My-Todd, comedic moments than ever before from the most outspoken and beloved southern family, beginning Tuesday, March 8 at 10 pm et/pt. (more...)

Brian Conley to Launch New UK Tour with Variety Show ALIVE AND DANGEROUSBrian Conley to Launch New UK Tour with Variety Show ALIVE AND DANGEROUS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

It was announced today (10th December) that one of Britain's most celebrated comic-entertainers, BRIAN CONLEY, will embark on a 36-date UK tour with his brand-new variety show Alive and Dangerous in the New Year. Starting on the 4th February and running up until the 8th April, BRIAN will perform brand-new comedy, sketches and songs, alongside some of his best-known and loved retrospective material from the screen and onstage in the finest theatres around the country. (more...)

Acorn TV Announces Its Biggest Month Yet With Five U.S. Premieres Of First-Rate International TV Series; Emmy' Nominated Streamer Features New Premiere Every Monday In DAcorn TV Announces Its Biggest Month Yet With Five U.S. Premieres Of First-Rate International TV Series; Emmy' Nominated Streamer Features New Premiere Every Monday In D
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

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Traverse Welcomes Four Emerging Theatre Companies for Hothouse 2015 This WeekTraverse Welcomes Four Emerging Theatre Companies for Hothouse 2015 This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

The Edinburgh-based theatre companies and performers who will present work at this year's Traverse Hothouse showcase are set. They are Urban Fox, Heather Marshall, Melanie Jordan & Caitlin Skinner and Trig Point. They will perform their work in Traverse 2 this week, 10 - 13 November. The pieces are at various stages of development and audience input is being sought by the artists as part of their development process. (more...)

Traverse to Welcome Four Emerging Theatre Companies for Hothouse 2015, Nov 10-13Traverse to Welcome Four Emerging Theatre Companies for Hothouse 2015, Nov 10-13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

The Edinburgh-based theatre companies and performers who will present work at this year's Traverse Hothouse showcase are announced today. They are Urban Fox, Heather Marshall, Melanie Jordan & Caitlin Skinner and Trig Point. They will perform their work in Traverse 2 from 10 - 13 November. The pieces are at various stages of development and audience input is being sought by the artists as part of their development process. (more...)

Traverse Theatre Announces Autumn 2015 Season, to Close with TRACKS OF THE WINTER BEARTraverse Theatre Announces Autumn 2015 Season, to Close with TRACKS OF THE WINTER BEAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

As the Traverse Theatre enjoys an acclaimed Festival programme it launches its Autumn season today (17 August), featuring a programme of world-class productions, festivals and engagement events. Traverse Theatre Company production, Tracks of the Winter Bear by Rona Munro and Stephen Greenhorn, premieres on 9 December, bringing to a close a season of work that reinforces the Traverse's position as one of the UK's foremost new writing theatres.  (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Russell Howard Talks NYC Stand-Up Gig, Comedy Central Series & MoreBWW EXCLUSIVE: Russell Howard Talks NYC Stand-Up Gig, Comedy Central Series & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 22, 2015

Today we are talking to one of the top stand-up comedians in the UK who will be bringing his unique brand of comedy to NYC for a special show later this week at the Gramercy Theatre, the animated and hilarious Russell Howard. Outlining what audiences can expect from his new gig as well as touching upon some of his previous experiences playing to American audiences, the white-hot Brit stand-up shares stories from the road and also from his home country where he currently wows crowds weekly with a hit stand-up comedy series RUSSELL HOWARD'S STAND-UP CENTRAL. Additionally, Howard reveals some of his biggest comedy influences, reflects on the worldwide impact of legendary comedienne Joan Rivers and much more in this exclusive chat. (more...)

Eddie Izzard's 'FORCE MAJEURE' World Tour Comes to Washington Pavilion TonightEddie Izzard's 'FORCE MAJEURE' World Tour Comes to Washington Pavilion Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Eddie Izzard will bring his massive Force Majeure world tour back to the U.S., kicking off May 19 in Fargo and visiting 25 cities through July 1 including a June 6 return to the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Izzard will be at the Washington Pavilion tonight, May 20, 2015 at 8p.m. (more...)

Adelaide Repertory Theatre to Present QUARTETAdelaide Repertory Theatre to Present QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Adelaide Repertory Theatre's next production Quartet is a moving and comical tale about a group of ageing opera singers reunited in a retirement home for musicians. (more...)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Hits Digital HD, DVD & Blu-ray TodayThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Hits Digital HD, DVD & Blu-ray Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), arrives on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD today, March 24 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. (more...)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Hits Digital HD, DVD & Blu-ray 3/24The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Hits Digital HD, DVD & Blu-ray 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

According to Comingsoon.net, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), will be arriving onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on March 24 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. (more...)

Eddie Izzard's 'FORCE MAJEURE' World Tour Comes to Washington Pavilion, 5/20Eddie Izzard's 'FORCE MAJEURE' World Tour Comes to Washington Pavilion, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Eddie Izzard will bring his massive Force Majeure world tour back to the U.S., kicking off May 19 in Fargo and visiting 25 cities through July 1 including a June 6 return to the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Izzard will be at the Washington Pavilion on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 8p.m. (more...)

THE HOBBIT: BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Surpasses $800 Million at Worldwide Box OficeTHE HOBBIT: BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Surpasses $800 Million at Worldwide Box Ofice
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), has crossed the $800 million mark at the worldwide box office in its fifth week in global release, now standing at more than $803 million and still climbing. (more...)

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