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FIFTH OF JULY Runs 4/17-5/17 at Aurora Theatre CompanyFIFTH OF JULY Runs 4/17-5/17 at Aurora Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Lanford Wilson's 'Talley Trilogy' continues on the Aurora Theatre Company main stage with FIFTH OF JULY. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross (A Bright New Boise, This Is How It Goes, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, The Shape of Things) helms FIFTH OF JULY, featuring Craig Marker (The Shape of Things, The Persians), Elizabeth Benedict, John Girot, Jennifer Le Blanc, Oceana Ortiz, Harold Pierce, Josh Schell, and Nanci Zoppi. FIFTH OF JULY plays April 17 through May 17 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Tom Selleck Remembers Leonard Nimoy on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Tom Selleck Remembers Leonard Nimoy on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Selleck shares memories of working on 3 Men and a Baby with late director Leonard Nimoy (more...)

East Lynne to Present OUR AMERICAN COUSIN, 3/22East Lynne to Present OUR AMERICAN COUSIN, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

One-hundred-and-fifty-years ago, on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, President and Mrs. Lincoln attended 'Our American Cousin' at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. During the third act, John Wilkes Booth entered the President's box to fire the fatal shot. (more...)

Ed Asner, John Waters & More Set for 21st SEDONA FILM FESTIVALEd Asner, John Waters & More Set for 21st SEDONA FILM FESTIVAL
by Movies News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

?From Citizen Kane, considered by some to be the greatest film of all time, to classic films starring Richard Dreyfuss (who will be on hand) to films about food and food waste and from Sophie Tucker to Dean Kamen (more...)

BWW Interviews: John Cameron Mitchell on Performing HEDWIG for 'Deeply Invested' Audiences & More!BWW Interviews: John Cameron Mitchell on Performing HEDWIG for 'Deeply Invested' Audiences & More!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 4, 2015

Today, John Cameron Mitchell speaks exclusively to BWW about the show's earliest incarnation, its current run and what's in store for a HEDWIG sequel. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Postmodern Jukebox Entertains in their O.C. Debut ConcertBWW Reviews: Postmodern Jukebox Entertains in their O.C. Debut Concert
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 30, 2015

There is a very good possibility that many of you have seen or heard of the terrific musical collective known as Postmodern Jukebox across one or more of your preferred social media platforms. This group of clever and talented viral-video/YouTube sensations is the brainchild of arranger/pianist/musical genius Scott Bradlee, whose primary objective has been to repurpose contemporary radio hits and infuse them with the vintage sounds that are more likely to be found in your grandfather's old vinyl record collection. The results? Refreshingly educational, absolutely irresistible, and, most important of all, genuinely entertaining. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stephen Wade Sings of 'Street Joy' at The Rep's Stackner CabaretBWW Reviews: Stephen Wade Sings of 'Street Joy' at The Rep's Stackner Cabaret
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jan 21, 2015

Passion and intensity flow from historian, folklorist and musician Stephen Wade when he arrives at Milwaukee Rep's Stackner Cabaret this winter. On Sunday's opening night, Wade, as writer and performer, carries his work accomplished from more than two decades into this unique performance The Beautiful Music All Around Us. The stage production creates a collage of foot tapping banjo or guitar music, photographs and storytelling into one vibrant evening of 'Street Joy.' (more...)

Michael Holmes' THE JUDY SHOW! Comes to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 1/15Michael Holmes' THE JUDY SHOW! Comes to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

What do you get when you mix an internationally-acclaimed impersonator, outrageous comedy, great standards, and a bevy of icons? The hysterical parody of Judy Garland and her guests found in Michael Holmes' riotous The Judy Show! (more...)

Kathy Najimy to Bring Solo Show to Feinstein's at the Nikko Next MonthKathy Najimy to Bring Solo Show to Feinstein's at the Nikko Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Actress, feminist and activist Kathy Najimy brings Lift Up Your Skirt, an in-progress, semi- autobiographical show to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, January 9 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, January 10 (7 p.m.). Lift Up Your Skirt will feature some true stories of Kathy's upside down life from her beginnings in San Diego to her life as a movie maven and social justice super-hero, as well as a monologue about Marriage Equality from 'Aunt Maddie' a beloved character from 'The Kathy and Mo Show.' Accompanied by Kathy's Musical Director (NYC's finest and cutest) Brian Nash, the 80-minute show is sure to guarantee an evening filled with laughter and heart. Tickets for Lift Up Your Skirt range in price from $45 - $60 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

BWW Chicago Reviews: NEWSIES Tour a hit!BWW Chicago Reviews: NEWSIES Tour a hit!
by Misha Davenport - Dec 15, 2014

The nations touring production of Disney's NEWSIES is a crowd-pleasing hit (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for December 15-21 Featuring NBC's Von Trapp Children, Joe Iconis, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for December 15-21 Featuring NBC's Von Trapp Children, Joe Iconis, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Dec 14, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Dorothy Bishop, Forever Deadward: The Vampire Musical Parody, The Von Trapp Children: From The Sound of Music Live!, the 7th Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular, and We Got You, Babe: 54 Shares Cher. (more...)

Sharon McNight Brings 'TWISTED XMAS' to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage TonightSharon McNight Brings 'TWISTED XMAS' to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Tonight, December 11, Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage in San Diego is presenting Tony Award-nominee Sharon McNight in her always-popular and off-beat Twisted Xmas: A Druid's View of the Holidays! (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2015 Jewish Film FestivalFilm Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2015 Jewish Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present the 24th annual New York Jewish Film Festival at the Film Society's Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (more...)

Billy Porter, Kathy Najimy, Constantine Maroulis & More Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in January 2015Billy Porter, Kathy Najimy, Constantine Maroulis & More Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko kicks off 2015 with a bang with an exciting lineup of artists, including Tony Award winner Billy Porter; actress, feminist and activist Kathy Najimy; world-renowned artist Vonda Shepard; Broadway star Constantine Maroulis; and the dynamic cabaret duo Amy and Freddy. Additional artists will be added at a later date. Tickets for all performances are on-sale now and available by calling ?866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

The Metropolitan Room Presents Dozen Divas TonightThe Metropolitan Room Presents Dozen Divas Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Dorothy Bishop is a multi-character female vocalist who can serve you Cher, Madonna, Streisand, and Dolly Parton - all in one night, tonight, Nov. 21! (more...)

Sharon McNight to Bring 'TWISTED XMAS' to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 12/11Sharon McNight to Bring 'TWISTED XMAS' to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

On December 11, Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage in San Diego is presenting Tony Award-nominee Sharon McNight in her always-popular and off-beat Twisted Xmas: A Druid's View of the Holidays! (more...)

The Metropolitan Room Presents Dozen Divas, 11/21The Metropolitan Room Presents Dozen Divas, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2014

Dorothy Bishop is a multi-character female vocalist who can serve you Cher, Madonna, Streisand, and Dolly Parton - all in one night! Or you can hire any of the diva's separately for a fast paced, fun, musical showdown! The Vocal range of Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland to Stevie Nicks and Adele, The comedic chops of Madeline Kahn and Judy Tenuta, The glamour of Cher and Marlene Dietrich, the sex appeal and cheeky humor of Dolly Parton and Mae West. (more...)

Talking Band to Celebrate 40th Anniversary in 2015Talking Band to Celebrate 40th Anniversary in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Since its founding in 1974 by Paul Zimet, Ellen Maddow, and Tina Shepard-all former members of Joseph Chaikin's seminal Open Theater- Talking Band has remained a cornerstone of New York City's avant-garde theater community. Ben Brantley of The New York Times recently called them 'one of the boldest and most venerable politically minded companies in New York experimental theater.' American Theater magazine has deemed them 'one of the most exceptional theater companies in the country.' The Talking Band celebrates their 40th anniversary with The Golden Toad, a four-part epic whose world premiere La MaMa presents January 23 - February 8, 2015. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Present HOLMES AND CARTER MYSTERIES, 11/7-8East Lynne Theater Company to Present HOLMES AND CARTER MYSTERIES, 11/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

'Please be at the Black Swan Hotel at Winchester at midday tomorrow. Do come! I am at my wit's end. Don't fail me,' was how the telegram read. It was sent to Sherlock Holmes from Violet Hunter, a governess employed at The Copper Beeches. (more...)

La Mirada to Present JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS, 11/9La Mirada to Present JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is thrilled to present those merrymakers of whoopee, a fabulous musical throwback to days gone by, JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS, live in concert! JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS will perform ONE NIGHT ONLY on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 7:30PM at the Cabaret Lounge at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada. (more...)

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