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A Hound Haunts the Mainstage of Longbeach PlayhouseA Hound Haunts the Mainstage of Longbeach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

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BWW Review: DREAMLAND Fails to Find Its Footing at NoHo Arts CenterBWW Review: DREAMLAND Fails to Find Its Footing at NoHo Arts Center
by Stacy Davies - Jun 22, 2016

The main trouble with Dreamland is that it doesn't know what it wants to be. Billed as the tale of a Midwestern girl who aspires to become an actress and ends up mixing with sordid Hollywood types who show her that dreams shouldn't always come true - what happens on stage only supports this in theory. (more...)

New Musical DREAMLAND Set for NoHo Arts Center This WeekendNew Musical DREAMLAND Set for NoHo Arts Center This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Dreamland, a new musical conceived, written, composed by 14-time Emmy Award winner John Francis Smith with daughter Asia Ray Smith, will have its first ever "off-book" staged performances at the NoHo Arts Center Friday, June 17 at 8:00 pm; and Saturday, June 18 at 2:00 and 8:00 pm.  The production is also produced by Smith.  Robert Arnold directs, with musical direction by Christian Regul and Jake Anthony (who also serves as vocal director). (more...)

Scoop: FRESH OFF THE BOAT on ABC - Tonight, May 3, 2016Scoop: FRESH OFF THE BOAT on ABC - Tonight, May 3, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 3, 2016

Get all the scoop on FRESH OFF THE BOAT, airing on ABC tonight, May 3, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: FRESH OFF THE BOAT on ABC - Tuesday, May 3, 2016Scoop: FRESH OFF THE BOAT on ABC - Tuesday, May 3, 2016
by - Apr 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on FRESH OFF THE BOAT, airing on ABC on Tuesday, May 3, 2016! (more...)

Zendaya Grabs Lead Role in Marvel's Spider-Man RebootZendaya Grabs Lead Role in Marvel's Spider-Man Reboot
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

According to Comingsoon.net, Zendaya has been casted as a lead character named Michelle in Marvel Studios upcoming Spider-Man reboot! (more...)

Broadway Musical Director Jack F. Lee Passes Away at 86Broadway Musical Director Jack F. Lee Passes Away at 86
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Jack F. Lee (born John Francis Lee), beloved musical director of both stage and screen, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2016 in his home at the age of 86. Mr. Lee was one of Broadway's leading conductors and musical directors who worked with composers/lyricists John Kander & Fred Ebb, Cy Coleman & Dorothy Fields, Jule Styne, Richard Rogers, Stephen Sondheim, Charles Strouse, Alan Jay Lerner, Maury Yeston, Robert Wright & George Forrest, Sandy Wilson, Bob Merrill, Betty Comden & Adolph Green and Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones. (more...)

About Face Theatre Stages Benefit Reading of THE HOMOSEXUALS TonightAbout Face Theatre Stages Benefit Reading of THE HOMOSEXUALS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2015

About Face Theatre is excited to present a one-night-only benefit reading of its 2011 runaway hit THE HOMOSEXUALS by AFT Artistic Associate Philip Dawkins, directed by original director Bonnie Metzgar and featuring the full original cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at About Face Theatre's THE HOMOSEXUALS Benefit ReadingPhoto Flash: First Look at About Face Theatre's THE HOMOSEXUALS Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

About Face Theatre will present a one-night-only benefit reading of its 2011 runaway hit THE HOMOSEXUALS by AFT Artistic Associate Philip Dawkins, directed by original director Bonnie Metzgar and featuring the full original cast. Throughout its 20th anniversary season, About Face is serving up readings of some of their most succesful and pivotal plays from the last two decades. THE HOMOSEXUALS benefit reading will be held Today, December 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm at The Chicago History Museum's Rubloff Auditorium, 1601 N. Clark St. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at About Face Theatre's THE HOMOSEXUALS Benefit ReadingPhoto Flash: First Look at About Face Theatre's THE HOMOSEXUALS Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

About Face Theatre will present a one-night-only benefit reading of its 2011 runaway hit THE HOMOSEXUALS by AFT Artistic Associate Philip Dawkins, directed by original director Bonnie Metzgar and featuring the full original cast. Throughout its 20th anniversary season, About Face is serving up readings of some of their most succesful and pivotal plays from the last two decades. THE HOMOSEXUALS benefit reading will be held Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm at The Chicago History Museum's Rubloff Auditorium, 1601 N. Clark St. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

About Face Theatre to Stage Benefit Reading of THE HOMOSEXUALS, 12/19About Face Theatre to Stage Benefit Reading of THE HOMOSEXUALS, 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

About Face Theatre is excited to present a one-night-only benefit reading of its 2011 runaway hit THE HOMOSEXUALS by AFT Artistic Associate Philip Dawkins, directed by original director Bonnie Metzgar and featuring the full original cast. (more...)

Original Broadway Kids of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 BelowOriginal Broadway Kids of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the original Broadway kids of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL in THE KIDS FROM A CHRISTMAS STORY on Monday November 2, 2015 at 7:00pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Lookingglass Theatre Company's TREASURE ISLAND Charts an Imaginative Course on the StageBWW Review: Lookingglass Theatre Company's TREASURE ISLAND Charts an Imaginative Course on the Stage
by Rachel Weinberg - Oct 19, 2015

In Lookingglass Theatre Company's TREASURE ISLAND, young protagonist Jim Hawkins sails across the stage on Todd Rosenthal's cleverly crafted and all-encompassing Hispaniola. But instead of being propelled by a body of water below him, Jim stands centerstage as the show's ensemble of actors use manual force to, quite literally, rock the boat. These inventive, playful moments characterize Zimmerman's world-premiere production (a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre). Much like the adventurous and curious mentality of young Jim, this TREASURE ISLAND draws on the power of imagination to take audiences on a narrative journey.  (more...)

Review Roundup: Ed Helms Takes on VACATION FranchiseReview Roundup: Ed Helms Takes on VACATION Franchise
by Movies News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

As part of NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION series, the fifth theatrical and seventh total installment, titled VACATION, enters theaters today.  (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 7/29/2015 - 7/31/2015This Weeks New Movies - 7/29/2015 - 7/31/2015
by BWW - Jul 26, 2015

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 7/29/2015 - 7/31/2015! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Chevy Chase Returns as Clark Griswold in New VACATION TV SpotVIDEO: First Look - Chevy Chase Returns as Clark Griswold in New VACATION TV Spot
by Movies News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Check out a first look at Chevy Chase's return as the loveable Clark Griswold in a new TV spot for the film, set to hit theaters on July 29th! (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center to Present Evening with Judd Apatow and Lena DunhamFilm Society of Lincoln Center to Present Evening with Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham
by Movies News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents I Found This Funny: The Comedy World of Judd Apatow, July 10-14. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Ed Helms, Christina Applegate Star in VACATIONVIDEO: First Look - Ed Helms, Christina Applegate Star in VACATION
by Movies News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The new trailer is out for New Line Cinema's VACATION, starring Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Ed Helms, Christina Applegate and Chevy Chase. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

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The Jeremiah Healy Mystery Writing Award to be Presented at the 2nd Annual Mystery Writers Key West FestThe Jeremiah Healy Mystery Writing Award to be Presented at the 2nd Annual Mystery Writers Key West Fest
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The inaugural Jeremiah Healy Mystery Writing Award - 'The Jerry' - will be presented at the 2nd Annual Mystery Writers Key West Fest, August 14-16 in Key West, Florida. The winner will claim a book-publishing contract with Absolutely Amazing eBooks, free Mystery Writers Key West Fest registration, hotel accommodations for two nights, and a bobble-headed Jerry trophy. (more...)

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