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Breaking News - SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Skip Seattle and Open at the St. James Theatre in Spring 2015; Casey Nicholaw Set to Direct!Breaking News - SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Skip Seattle and Open at the St. James Theatre in Spring 2015; Casey Nicholaw Set to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Producer Kevin McCollum has just announced that SOMETHING ROTTEN!, a completely original new musical comedy directed and choreographed by Tony-winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy -winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, will begin previews March 23 and officially open April 22, 2015 at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Watch Promo for Comedy Central's THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMOREVIDEO: First Look - Watch Promo for Comedy Central's THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE premieres January 19th at 11:30 pm ET/PT after 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.' (more...)

Oscar Winner Morgan Freeman Named Most-Liked Celebrity of 2014Oscar Winner Morgan Freeman Named Most-Liked Celebrity of 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Academy Award -winning actor Morgan Freeman came in at the number one spot in this year's list of the 25 most liked celebrities in the country, according to a recent consumer survey conducted by E-Score (more...)

Scoop: SHREK THE HALLS on ABC - Tuesday, December 23, 2014Scoop: SHREK THE HALLS on ABC - Tuesday, December 23, 2014
by - Dec 8, 2014

Get all the scoop on SHREK THE HALLS, airing on ABC on Tuesday, December 23, 2014! (more...)

Bob Anderson to Star in FRANK THE SINGER THE SONGS at The Palazzo Theatre, Beginning Jan 24Bob Anderson to Star in FRANK THE SINGER THE SONGS at The Palazzo Theatre, Beginning Jan 24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

FRANK THE SINGER THE SONGS, starring Bob Anderson, comes to The Palazzo Theatre at The Palazzo Las Vegas, beginning January 24, 2015. (more...)

Comedy Central Announces Premiere Date for THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMOREComedy Central Announces Premiere Date for THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

It's official. Comedy Central's next great late-night franchise "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" will premiere on Monday, January 19 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT and air weeknights following "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." (more...)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Coming to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts in JanuaryLadysmith Black Mambazo Coming to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season with an evening of joyous and uplifting music by South Africa's Grammy Award-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8pm. Tickets are $30-$40 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

Britt Robertson Boards COOK, Starring Eddie MurphyBritt Robertson Boards COOK, Starring Eddie Murphy
by Movies News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

According to Deadline, Britt Robertson has signed on to join Eddie Murphy in the upcoming film COOK. (more...)

Award-Winning Actress Bridget John Joins UNG as Nontraditional StudentAward-Winning Actress Bridget John Joins UNG as Nontraditional Student
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

When Bridget John came to a summer University of North Georgia Open House this past summer, she asked questions at the theatre department table and said she had decided to return to school to study acting. Unlike the summer work of most incoming students, she had just produced and starred in a movie, and two months into the semester, her movie "Adora" was named the Best Film in the Diaspora category at the Nollywood and African Film Critics' Awards held recently in Beverly Hills, USA. (more...)

ABC Announces Special Holiday Programming
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

ABC celebrates the joy of the holidays, including the world premiere of Pixar Animation Studios', “Toy Story That Time Forgot,” the return of the competition series, “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” special musical performances on “CMA Country Christmas,” and classic, animated Christmas specials from Walt Disney Animation Studios, PEANUTS, DreamWorks Animation and Dr. Seuss, among others. (more...)

Sneak Peek - THE REAL Celebrates Halloween & More
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

On today's THE REAL, Tamar channels her inner ballerina, Loni serves as the Queen of Compton, Adrienne kicks butt as a proud NYPD officer, Jeannie is full of fantasy as Twilight Sparkle and Tamera is out of this world as an Astronaut. (more...)

BWW Recap: Wiggin' Out Over Tonight's SELFIE!BWW Recap: Wiggin' Out Over Tonight's SELFIE!
by Dylan Siegman - Oct 22, 2014

Although there have been numerous articles claiming that SELFIE is likely to get cancelled, I haven't given up on it yet. Tonight's episode was full of important lessons as well as great, albeit random guest stars including FREAKS AND GEEKS and NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE's Samm Levine, recording artist and model Amber Rose, and the Man Your Man Could Smell Like himself, Isaiah Mustafa. (more...)

Eddie Murphy Signs On to Star in New Drama Film COOKEddie Murphy Signs On to Star in New Drama Film COOK
by Movies News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Well-loved comedian Eddit Murphy has signed on to play a more dramatic role than is his usual-- the title character in the Bruce Beresford-directed drama 'Cook'. This will be his first non-comedic role since his part in Dreamgirls (2006). (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: A Geoffrey Holder Celebration - THE WIZ, ANNIE, 7UP, James Bond & BeyondFLASH FRIDAY: A Geoffrey Holder Celebration - THE WIZ, ANNIE, 7UP, James Bond & Beyond
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 10, 2014

Today we celebrate the life of Tony Award-winning director, choreographer and artist Geoffrey Holder in honor of his death this week at the age of 84. (more...)

Alan Safier to Star in SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE at Queens Theatre, 9/27-28Alan Safier to Star in SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE at Queens Theatre, 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Queens Theatre will present the Tony-nominated play Say Goodnight Gracie, starring Alan Safier as George Burns, written by Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and directed by Michael White. The show will be at Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park) on Saturday, September 27 at 2pm & 8pm and on Sunday, September 28 at 3pm. Join Rupert Holmes, Alan Safier, and Moderator WABC's Sandy Kenyon for a lively talk-back after the 3pm performance on Sunday, September 28. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JOE PISCOPO Plays The Ciccone TheatrePhoto Coverage: JOE PISCOPO Plays The Ciccone Theatre
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 14, 2014

Joe Piscopo took the stage at The Ciccone Theatre recently, and BroadwayWorld was on hand to snap some photos! As Joe Piscopo tells it, NBC in a moment of insanity replaced the original cast of Saturday Night Live (Dan Aykroyn, John Belushi, Gilda Radner etc) with Joe Piscopo and a new cast which included Eddie Murphy. After seeing Joe's act at a great venue in Paramus New Jersey named The Ciccone Theatre, I witnessed first hand the brilliance of the network's decision to put Joe in SNL in 1980. (more...)

Sharon Leal, Angela Lin, Brandon Scott and More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STOP KISS This FallSharon Leal, Angela Lin, Brandon Scott and More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STOP KISS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announces the cast of STOP KISS, the second production of its 2014-2015 Season. Written by Diana Son and directed by Pasadena Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Seema Sueko, STOP KISS stars Sharon Leal (Bill Condon's Dreamgirls, Fox's "Boston Public," and Lionsgate's Addicted), Angela Lin (Broadway's Chinglish), John Sloan (Fox's "Happy Hour"), Brandon Scott (ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"), Amanda Carlin (Liar Liar), and Jeff De Serrano (A&E's "Longmire"). The production is performed November 4 - 30, 2014 with the official press night on Wednesday, November 9, 2014. (more...)

Richard E. Waits's MAMA ROSE to Make World Premiere at Dixon Place, 10/24Richard E. Waits's MAMA ROSE to Make World Premiere at Dixon Place, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

On Friday, October 24 at 7:30pm, Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street -- between Rivington & Delancey) will proudly present the World-Premiere presentation and Special Equity Showcase production of MAMA ROSE, a solo performance art/experimental play with music about Rose Waits, a woman from Buffalo who could have ruled the world if they had let her. (more...)

2014 Funk Festival at the Fox Theatre Canceled2014 Funk Festival at the Fox Theatre Canceled
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

The 2014 Funk Festival scheduled at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 4 has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Tickets can be refunded at point of purchase starting Tuesday, September 9 at 10 a.m. Tickets purchased by phone or online will be automatically refunded. (more...)

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