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Breaking News: Michael Crawford to Return to the West End in New THE GO-BETWEEN MusicalBreaking News: Michael Crawford to Return to the West End in New THE GO-BETWEEN Musical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Michael Crawford, the legendary star of stage and screen will return to the London Stage in a new musical, based on the famed novel THE GO-BETWEEN. According to Baz Bamigboye of the UK Daily Mail, the production will begin performances on May 27th at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End. (more...)

Michael Crawford to Be Honored with Visual Comedy Legend Award 8 April; Plus Career ConversationMichael Crawford to Be Honored with Visual Comedy Legend Award 8 April; Plus Career Conversation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Michael Crawford, the legendary star of stage and screen will be honored on April 8, 2016 by the Slapstick Festival for his comedy work, at an event with tickets now on sale. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Cabrillo Music TheatreBWW Reviews: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Cabrillo Music Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Feb 1, 2016

Laurel and Hardy must be smiling in the comedy Valhalla. Cabrillo Music Theatre's near-perfect production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, which opened last night at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Scherr Forum, brings back the classic, broad humor from vaudeville, performed by an inspired cast of crazies who not only aren't afraid of anything going wrong, but are probably HOPING for mishaps that would destroy any other show. This is, of course, because Forum is one of those shows where spontaneity and the unexpected is almost as obligatory as Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart's uproarious script and Stephen Sondheim's witty lyrics. (more...)

BWW Review: JEEPERS CREEPERS THROUGH THE EYES OF MARTY FELDMAN, Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, January 28 2016BWW Review: JEEPERS CREEPERS THROUGH THE EYES OF MARTY FELDMAN, Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, January 28 2016
by Gary Naylor - Jan 29, 2016

Gary Naylor gets an insight into one of British comedy's great eccentric talents, whose life was blighted as much as celebrated by his success. (more...)

New Orlean's Silent Sketch Artist Comes to ImprovBoston: One Night OnlyNew Orlean's Silent Sketch Artist Comes to ImprovBoston: One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

'Mike Spara's face is one of our favorite things in comedy,” declares Coalition Theater (Richmond, VA). Now Bostonians have a chance to experience the renown face and silent film-style of comedian Mike Spara, co-founder of The New Movement New Orleans. (more...)

Dallas Chamber Symphony to Present THE GOAT, 2/16Dallas Chamber Symphony to Present THE GOAT, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Silent film star Buster Keaton was a master of turning wrong-place-wrong-time situations into absolute hilarity, and perhaps nowhere is that more on display than in “The Goat”. Keaton's character finds himself on a “wanted” poster just because he was standing near a photographer, and that's just the beginning of his troubles in this 1921 classic. Now you can see the movie in all its glory at Dallas City Performance Hall with a new score by Jon Kull, whose film credits include “Avatar” and “The Hunger Games”. Before the movie starts, the Dallas Chamber Symphony will play works by Hindemith and Moravec to warm you up. (more...)

Advanced Imaging Society to Honor Marvel's Victoria Alonso with 2016 Harold Lloyd Award for FilmmakingAdvanced Imaging Society to Honor Marvel's Victoria Alonso with 2016 Harold Lloyd Award for Filmmaking
by Movies News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

The Advanced Imaging Society announced today that Marvel Studios' Executive Producer Victoria Alonso will receive the Society's 2016 Harold Lloyd Award for filmmaking at the Society's annual Creative Arts Award Show held on January 28th at Warner Bros. Studios. (more...)

Silent Comedy CHALK Comes to FRIGID New York 2016Silent Comedy CHALK Comes to FRIGID New York 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

"If everything you drew became real, where would your imagination take you?" This is the question that Alex Curtis' innovative one-man show, CHALK (a silent comedy), invites his audiences to laugh, dance, and sigh through as they visit this year's FRIGID Festival. (more...)

FSLC Announces 16th Edition of Film Comment SelectsFSLC Announces 16th Edition of Film Comment Selects
by Movies News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the lineup for the 16th edition of Film Comment magazine's annual festival, with its customarily unpredictable blend of sublime wonders and hard-hitting visions, February 17-24. (more...)

The Alden in McLean Sets Winter-Spring SeasonThe Alden in McLean Sets Winter-Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

The Alden in McLean announces its winter-spring 2016 season offerings of national and international touring artists. Professional artists from the worlds of comedy, dance, theatre, music, magic, children's theatre and more will visit the 383-seat performing arts venue located inside the Beltway and minutes from downtown DC. Tickets for all season performances are on sale online at the Alden's website www.aldentheatre.org and by phone through OvationTix at 1-866-811-4111. The Alden is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue, inside the McLean Community Center.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Brings Laughs to 2015 Royal Variety PerformanceSTAGE TUBE: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Brings Laughs to 2015 Royal Variety Performance
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2015

This year's Royal Variety Performance was held on Friday, 13th November 2015 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and the Olivier Award-winning hit THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG appeared during the show. Check out their hilarious performance below! (more...)

Horse Trade Sets 10th Annual FRIGID Festival LineupHorse Trade Sets 10th Annual FRIGID Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present the 10th Annual FRIGID Festival at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) andUNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A), February 15-March 6. Founded in 2007, FRIGID New York is an open and uncensored theatre festival that gives artists an opportunity to let their ingenuity thrive in a venue that values freedom of expression and artistic determination. In true support of theatre on the fringe of the mainstream, 100% of box office proceeds will go directly to the artists. FRIGID is here to chill out the New York independent theatre scene's ideas of what a theatre festival can be! (more...)

Sacred Fools Theater Company Heading to Theater Row in HollywoodSacred Fools Theater Company Heading to Theater Row in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

After nearly two decades, Sacred Fools Theater Company announces a departure from their East Hollywood birthplace of 660 N. Heliotrope Drive, and immediate relocation to Theater Row in Hollywood as the resident theater company for the space formerly known as the Elephant / Asylum Complex at 1076 North Lillian Way at Santa Monica Boulevard. Sacred Fools will be occupying and managing the entire establishment, including all five theater stages, beginning January 1, 2016. (more...)

YEE-HAW! Theatre of NOTE & Opiate of the Masses Extend RIO HONDOYEE-HAW! Theatre of NOTE & Opiate of the Masses Extend RIO HONDO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

YEE-HAW! Theatre of NOTE, in association with Opiate of the Masses, are thrilled to announce that their critically-acclaimed, world premiere production of RIO HONDO, written by Bill Robens (Entropy, Kill Me, Deadly, A Mulholland Christmas Carol) and directed by Jaime Robledo (Stoneface, Watson) is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, JANUARY 10at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd. (just North of Sunset) in Hollywood. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer For PETER PAN GOES WRONG!STAGE TUBE: New Trailer For PETER PAN GOES WRONG!
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2015

The original cast of the West End's hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong return to the stage this Christmas in J.M. Barrie's classic Peter Pan. Once again the members of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes. Will they ever make it to Neverland? Running for 9 weeks only at London's Apollo Theatre from 4th December. (more...)

Theatre of NOTE and Opiate of the Masses Premiere RIO HONDO TonightTheatre of NOTE and Opiate of the Masses Premiere RIO HONDO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Theatre of NOTE, in association with Opiate of the Masses, brings a bonus production to its 2015 season: the world premiere of RIO HONDO by Bill Robens, the author of Entropy, Kill Me, Deadly and A Mulholland Christmas Carol and directed by Jaime Robledo, of Stoneface and Watson fame.  (more...)

Theatre of NOTE and Opiate of the Masses Premiere RIO HONDO TonightTheatre of NOTE and Opiate of the Masses Premiere RIO HONDO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Theatre of NOTE, in association with Opiate of the Masses, brings a bonus production to its 2015 season: the world premiere of RIO HONDO by Bill Robens, the author of Entropy, Kill Me, Deadly and A Mulholland Christmas Carol and directed by Jaime Robledo, of Stoneface and Watson fame.  (more...)

Theatre of NOTE and Opiate of the Masses to Premiere RIO HONDO This NovemberTheatre of NOTE and Opiate of the Masses to Premiere RIO HONDO This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Theatre of NOTE, in association with Opiate of the Masses, brings a bonus production to its 2015 season: the world premiere of RIO HONDO by Bill Robens, the author of Entropy, Kill Me, Deadly and A Mulholland Christmas Carol and directed by Jaime Robledo, of Stoneface and Watson fame.  (more...)

Physical Theater Artist Martin Zimmermann Brings HALLO to BAM TonightPhysical Theater Artist Martin Zimmermann Brings HALLO to BAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Physical theater artist Martin Zimmermann mounts a one-man battle with an animate architecture in HALLO, making its U.S. premiere at BAM Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St), tonight, October 15, through October 17 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

East Lynne Announces Halloween OfferingsEast Lynne Announces Halloween Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company presents two events in time for Halloween: "Poe by Candlelight" on Saturday, October 24 at 8:00p.m. and the silent classic "Phantom of the Opera" on Sunday, October 25 at 8:30p.m., both at The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes Street in Cape May, where the theater is in residence. (more...)

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