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Chautauqua Theater Company Announces 2017 Mainstage Season -  NOISES OFF, ROMEO & JULIET and More!Chautauqua Theater Company Announces 2017 Mainstage Season - NOISES OFF, ROMEO & JULIET and More!
by Jessica Kahkoska - Apr 21, 2017

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the new direction of Andrew Borba, Artistic Director, and the continued leadership of Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, is proud to announce mainstage programming for the 2017 summer season featuring Michael Frayn's Noises Off, directed by Andrew Borba and running June 30 - July 16; Detroit '67 by Dominique Morisseau running July 21 - 30 and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III ('The Hip Hop Project'; 'American Taboo'); Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet running August 11 - 18 and directed by Dawn Monique Williams ('Merry Wives of Windsor' at Oregon Shakespeare Festival); and three Signature Staged Readings of new work. (more...)

Stephen Colbert, Sarah Jessica Parker & More Set for 4th Annual Vulture FestivalStephen Colbert, Sarah Jessica Parker & More Set for 4th Annual Vulture Festival
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Vulture Festival, a weekend of high-profile events bringing the entertainment site Vulture to life, is back and bigger than ever, celebrating the best of today's television, comedy, music, film, and more. (more...)

Two River Theater Announces Its 2017-18 SeasonTwo River Theater Announces Its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup of productions for its 2017/18 Season. (more...)

The Ringwald Announces Special Staged Reading SeriesThe Ringwald Announces Special Staged Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Ringwald Theatre is bringing to its stage a series of staged readings exploring the AIDS crisis, as seen by Broadway playwrights at the time. Talkbacks with each creative team will follow each performance. (more...)

'MERRILY' Documentary 'BEST WORST THING' Coming to iTunes Movies Next Month'MERRILY' Documentary 'BEST WORST THING' Coming to iTunes Movies Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The acclaimed documentary film Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened -- fresh off its theatrical run, and currently 94% on Rotten Tomatoes -- will be available exclusively for purchase and rental on iTunes Movies starting March 3, 2017, announced the film's producer, Bruce David Klein, of Atlas Media Corp, and Richard Abramowitz President of theatrical distributor Abramorama. The film will be available for preorder tomorrow, February 24th, 2017. (more...)

Azuka's Pay What You Decide Season Continues with World Premiere of SH_THEADSAzuka's Pay What You Decide Season Continues with World Premiere of SH_THEADS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Following a record, at-capacity run of How We Got On, Azuka Theatre continues their 2016-2017 "pay what you decide" season with the world premiere of Sh_theads. Developed in partnership with PlayPenn, playwright Douglas Williams and director Kevin Glaccum examine a down-and-out bike shop in lower Manhattan and the lives of the people who love to work there. (more...)

Hilarity Ensues Onstage and Behind the Scenes in NOISES OFFHilarity Ensues Onstage and Behind the Scenes in NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) continues its 14th season of transformation with Noises Off by Michael Frayn, a play some have hailed as the greatest farce ever written. (more...)

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Documentary to Screen in Cleveland This WeekendMERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Documentary to Screen in Cleveland This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

'Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened' the acclaimed documentary featuring Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, Jason Alexander and Mandy Patinkin, which premiered at the prestigious New York Film Festival, will play for this weekend only in two special screenings at Cinematheque/Cleveland Institute of Art. (more...)

HBO to Premiere 10-Episode Season 6 of VEEP, 4/16HBO to Premiere 10-Episode Season 6 of VEEP, 4/16
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

HBO has confirmed an April debut for the new season of VEEP, with the Emmy®-winning comedy series set to kick off its ten-episode sixth season SUNDAY, APRIL 16 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

STRANGER THINGS, HAMILTON'S AMERICA Among Nominees for 2017 PGA AwardsSTRANGER THINGS, HAMILTON'S AMERICA Among Nominees for 2017 PGA Awards
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Producers Guild of America has announced the nominations for the 2017 PGA Awards for television. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Secures New Public Relations ManagerFlorida Grand Opera Secures New Public Relations Manager
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to welcome a new addition to the company's marketing and communications team. Brian Kellow, acclaimed arts journalist and blogger, will serve as Public Relations Manager in January 2017. (more...)

Review Roundup: DREAMGIRLS Opens in the West EndReview Roundup: DREAMGIRLS Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Dec 14, 2016

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opens tonight, Wednesday 14 December at the Savoy Theatre in London, 35 years after originally opening on Broadway.   (more...)

MOONLIGHT Among Film Comment's 2016 Best-of-Year ListsMOONLIGHT Among Film Comment's 2016 Best-of-Year Lists
by Movies News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Film Comment's annual end-of-year survey was released today with Maren Ade's Toni Erdmann, Barry Jenkins's Moonlight, and Paul Verhoeven's Elle taking the top spots among films released in 2016. (more...)

Reston Community Players Opens 50th Season with GYPSYReston Community Players Opens 50th Season with GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

It's known as one of the most classic American musicals of all time. Broadway productions have starred legends ranging from Ethel Merman, Bernadette Peters, and Patti LuPone. While, the motion picture versions were led by Merman and Bette Midler. Now, Gypsy takes the stage at Reston Community Players October 21-November 12 in an exciting opening to the company's 50th season. Loosely based on the memoirs of the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy focuses on the story of her mother, Rose, called "the ultimate stage mother." (more...)

BWW Interview: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Donald Margulies Remodels THE MODEL APARTMENT at the GeffenBWW Interview: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Donald Margulies Remodels THE MODEL APARTMENT at the Geffen
by Gil Kaan - Oct 18, 2016

The Pulitzer Prize winner and much lauded playwright Donald Margulies' currently back in Los Angeles for his revival of his 1988 Obie Award-winning THE MODEL APARTMENT. His foray into writing for film The End of the Tour made him a festival darling with nominations for Film Independent Spirit and UCLA Scripter Awards. (more...)


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The Gamm Theatre to Present AMERICAN BUFFALOThe Gamm Theatre to Present AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

American Buffalo by Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet (Glengary Glen Ross) opens at The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) on November 17. Tyler Dobrowsky (The Rant, Morality Play) directs the play that put Mamet on the map as a major American playwright. Gamm Artistic Director Tony Estrella, Gamm Resident Director Fred Sullivan, Jr. and Gamm regular Marc Dante Mancini play three small time criminals working together to pull off a 'big time' heist and grab their share of the American Dream. (more...)

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Announces Addition to 2016-17 Season SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIMKansas City Repertory Theatre Announces Addition to 2016-17 Season SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce an exciting addition to its current season. Artistic Director Eric Rosen will direct a starry cast in the acclaimed musical revue Side by Side by Sondheim. (more...)

Reston Community Players Opens 50th Season with GYPSYReston Community Players Opens 50th Season with GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

It's known as one of the most classic American musicals of all time. Broadway productions have starred legends ranging from Ethel Merman, Bernadette Peters, and Patti LuPone. While, the motion picture versions were led by Merman and Bette Midler. Now, Gypsy takes the stage at Reston Community Players October 21-November 12 in an exciting opening to the company's 50th season. Loosely based on the memoirs of the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy focuses on the story of her mother, Rose, called "the ultimate stage mother." (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Frank Rich's GHOST LIGHT, Blue GoboExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Frank Rich's GHOST LIGHT, Blue Gobo
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 8, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: The power of illumination!  (more...)

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