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BWW Review: ASSASSINS Musically Explores the Minds of Those Who Attempted to Assassinate the President of the United StatesBWW Review: ASSASSINS Musically Explores the Minds of Those Who Attempted to Assassinate the President of the United States
by Shari Barrett - Sep 28, 2016

The great genius of contemporary musical theater, creator of Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods and Company, Stephen Sondheim leads audiences on a tuneful revue of presidential assassins and would-be killers from John Wilkes Booth to John Hinckley. The performance is guided by the Proprietor (brilliantly portrayed by Will Shure) who takes you through a most unusual musical history lesson in the form of a carnival game called "Shoot the Prez - Win a Prize" during which the sounds of each era accompany riveting portrayals of history's most impassioned and deranged. Thought-provoking and darkly delightful, ASSASSINS won five Tony Awards in its first revival on Broadway and remains one of the most controversial Broadway musicals ever written. (more...)

Eddie Redmayne to Screen Exclusive Footage of FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM at Entertainment Weekly PopfestEddie Redmayne to Screen Exclusive Footage of FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM at Entertainment Weekly Popfest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Though it won't be in theaters until later this year, Eddie Redmayne will take to Entertainment Weekly's PopFest stage to screen exclusive footage of his wildly anticipated new film 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them,' J.K. Rowling's prequel to the Harry Potter series. Redmayne's panel will take place on Sunday, October 30, the second day of the two-day ultimate pop culture event. (more...)

Body Swap! Full Cast Announced for FREAKY FRIDAY World Premiere in D.C. This FallBody Swap! Full Cast Announced for FREAKY FRIDAY World Premiere in D.C. This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. (more...)

Anna Faris, Janelle Monae, OUTLANDER Author Diana Gabaldon & Cast of BOB'S BURGERS Added to Entertainment Weekly's POPFEST LineupAnna Faris, Janelle Monae, OUTLANDER Author Diana Gabaldon & Cast of BOB'S BURGERS Added to Entertainment Weekly's POPFEST Lineup
by Maeve Riley - Aug 25, 2016

Time Inc.'s (NYSE:TIME) Entertainment Weekly will present EW PopFest on October 29 - 30, 2016, at The Reef located in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

NY Film Academy Student Showcase to Open the Market at 73rd Venice Film FestivalNY Film Academy Student Showcase to Open the Market at 73rd Venice Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The New York Film Academy (NYFA) is proud to announce a special student showcase as part of this year's 73rd Venice Film Festival Market. (more...)

BWW Review: SILENCE! THE MUSICAL is an Outrageously Funny Musical ParodyBWW Review: SILENCE! THE MUSICAL is an Outrageously Funny Musical Parody
by Frank Benge - Aug 22, 2016

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL is a 2005 musical created by Jon and Al Kaplan and Hunter Bell as a parody of the 1991 Academy Award-winning film The Silence of the Lambs. The project began in 2003 as an internet musical made up of nine songs that retold the entire story. The audio tracks became so popular that a stage production was conceived and mounted. The show has received awards and accolades including Outstanding Musical (New York International Fringe Festival), Best New Musical (Off Broadway Alliance), and Top Ten Plays and Musicals (Time Magazine). This production from Doctuh Mistuh Productions is a remount of their 2014 B. Iden Payne award winning Best Musical production. It also won B. Iden Payne Awards for Best Actress and Best Director (more...)

Avon Players to Launch New Season with ASSASSINSAvon Players to Launch New Season with ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Avon Players will aim its spotlights squarely at some of the darker corners of American history as they present Stephen Sondheim's bold musical examination of the murderous mindset, Assassins, running September 9-24. (more...)

Premiere Stages to Present 2016 Play Festival Winner LAS CRUCESPremiere Stages to Present 2016 Play Festival Winner LAS CRUCES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

?Premiere Stages at Kean University will present Las Cruces by Vincent Delaney, the winner of the 2016 Premiere Stages Play Festival, September 1 - 18 in Kean University's Zella Fry Theatre (Vaughn Eames Hall, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.). (more...)

VIDEO: John Hinckley Jr., Portrayed in Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS, Soon To Be Freed From Psychiatric HospitalVIDEO: John Hinckley Jr., Portrayed in Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS, Soon To Be Freed From Psychiatric Hospital
by Michael Dale - Jul 27, 2016

In 1981, Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan, saying it was to get the attention of actress Jodie Foster. (more...)

Entertainment Weekly Launches Ultimate Pop Culture Event, EW PopFestEntertainment Weekly Launches Ultimate Pop Culture Event, EW PopFest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Time Inc.'s (NYSE:TIME) Entertainment Weekly will present EW PopFest on October 29 - 30, 2016, at The Reef located in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff Talks FREAKY FRIDAY!Heidi Blickenstaff Talks FREAKY FRIDAY!
by Steve Schonberg - Jul 15, 2016

Today, casting was announced for the stage adaptation of Disney's iconic film "Freaky Friday," which will be led by Emma Hunton ("Spring Awakening," "Next to Normal") and Heidi Blickenstaff ("Something Rotten," "The Little Mermaid") as daughter and mother, respectively. It will have a world premiere in October at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. (more...)

Breaking News: Heidi Blickenstaff & Emma Hunton Will Lead FREAKY FRIDAY at DC's Signature TheatreBreaking News: Heidi Blickenstaff & Emma Hunton Will Lead FREAKY FRIDAY at DC's Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Heidi Blickenstaff (Broadway's Something Rotten!) and Emma Hunton (Broadway's Spring Awakening) are set to star as mother and daughter in the world premiere production of the new musical Freaky Friday at Signature Theatre. The musical, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and hit Disney films and developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, features a book byBridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed byChristopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday will run from October 4 - November 13 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. Further casting and creative team members will be announced in the coming months. (more...)

Playhouse Players Youth Production of BUGSY MALONE JR. Opens 7/29Playhouse Players Youth Production of BUGSY MALONE JR. Opens 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

'Take a Shot' with Buck Creek Players as we wrap up our 42nd season of quality theater with The Playhouse Players Youth Production of BUGSY MALONE JR. Opening on Friday, July 29th, and continuing for two weekends through August 7th, curtain times are at 8PM on Friday and Saturday, with 2:30PM matinees on Sunday. All performances will be held at the Buck Creek Playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Avenue. A biennial fundraiser for The Blaine Jarrett Memorial Scholarship Fund, admission is $18 for everyone, with $3 from every ticket automatically donated to the scholarship fund. Reservations are recommended, and may be reserved securely online with no added fees at www.buckcreekplayers.com, or by calling our automated reservation line at (317) 862-2270 (option 1). Group discounts are also available for parties of ten or more when purchased online. (more...)

World Premiere of FREAKY FRIDAY will Land at Signature Theatre this OctoberWorld Premiere of FREAKY FRIDAY will Land at Signature Theatre this October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the world premiere production of the new musical Freaky Friday. The musical, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and hit Disney films and developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday will run from October 4 - November 13 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: SILENCE! slays the spoof at Standing Room Only ProductionsBWW Review: SILENCE! slays the spoof at Standing Room Only Productions
by Brett Cullum - Jun 16, 2016

From the bodily fluid throwing Miggs to the naked and tucked Buffalo Bill, expect to see everything you witnessed in the movie recreated live onstage by a company who at times don Lambchop hand puppets to narrate the action. It's fast, furious, and like being blasted by hits of nitrous oxide constantly without the pain of dental work. (more...)

Recording Artist Dwight Yoakum Joins Cast of Original Amazon Series GOLIATHRecording Artist Dwight Yoakum Joins Cast of Original Amazon Series GOLIATH
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Multi-platinum recording artist Dwight Yoakam has been cast in Amazon Original Series GOLIATH (formerly known as Trial). (more...)

Dwight Yoakam Blue Series 7 'Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day' Out 6/10Dwight Yoakam Blue Series 7 'Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day' Out 6/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Dwight Yoakam: Kentucky born, Ohio raised; Tennessee jilted, California praised. That's the way the story goes, at least. (more...)

BWW Interview: SRO Productions Talks SILENCE!BWW Interview: SRO Productions Talks SILENCE!
by Alexander Garza - Jun 1, 2016

I got the opportunity to speak with actors Chris Gibson and Rachel Landon, Stage Manager Lauren Hainley, and Choreographer Eric Dano about SRO's upcoming production of SILENCE! THE MUSICAL. The musical is a parody of the 1991 Academy Award winning film, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. The show is directed by Chris Patton and stars Chris Gibson, Rachel Landon,Bryan Kaplun, Chaney Moore, Tom Stell, Kiefer Slaton, Maryann Williams, Taelon J. Stonecipher, and Heather Buzonas. SILENCE! THE MUSICAL will make its Houston premiere and run from June 9 - June 25, 2016 at Obsidian Theater. (more...)

Check Out Quotables from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON - Week of 5/23Check Out Quotables from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON - Week of 5/23
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2016

Below, check out quotables from NBC's 'THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON' for the week of May 23-27. (more...)

BWW Interview: SRO talks SILENCE! THE MUSICALBWW Interview: SRO talks SILENCE! THE MUSICAL
by Alexander Garza - May 31, 2016

I got the opportunity to speak with actors Chris Gibson and Rachel Landon, Stage Manager Lauren Hainley, and Choreographer Eric Dano about SRO's upcoming production of SILENCE! THE MUSICAL. The musical is a parody ofof the 1991 Academy Award winning film, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. The show is directed by Chris Patton and stars Chris Gibson, Rachel Landon, Bryan Kaplun, Chaney Moore, Tom Stell, Kiefer Slaton, Maryann Williams, Taelon J. Stonecipher, and Heather Buzonas. SILENCE! THE MUSICAL will make its Houston premiere and run from June 9 - June 25, 2016 at Obsidian Theater. (more...)

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