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BWW Reviews: LOOPHOLES: A PAIN IN THE I.R.S. - Laughable Deductions to ClaimBWW Reviews: LOOPHOLES: A PAIN IN THE I.R.S. - Laughable Deductions to Claim
by Gil Kaan - Apr 16, 2015

World premiere of playwright Stan Rich's Loopholes: A Pain In The I.R.S. benefits from a very game cast of talented actors performing his fun, pun- galore, shtick-filled musical. The troupe's overall enthusiasm and commitment really pull off this 90-minute piece which possesses a very Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney, 'Let's go to the barn and put on a show' vibe. (more...)

New-York Historical Society to Celebrate Al Hirschfeld with New Exhibition, BookNew-York Historical Society to Celebrate Al Hirschfeld with New Exhibition, Book
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Al Hirschfeld immortalized celebrities, politicians, Broadway productions, films, television shows and beyond with his iconic linear drawings for nine decades, establishing himself as one of the most important contemporary portrait artists. Over a decade since the legendary artist drew his final line drawing, he continues to inspire. This spring, Hirschfeld will be celebrated with the publication of a new book and a major exhibition at the New-York Historical Society. (more...)

Playwright Ken Ludwig Visits LEND ME A TENOR Cast at Ursinus CollegePlaywright Ken Ludwig Visits LEND ME A TENOR Cast at Ursinus College
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2015

Internationally-known playwright Ken Ludwig, writer of Lend Me a Tenor, will be on the Ursinus College campus to meet with the students who brought that play to the stage two weeks ago. (more...)

OH, KAY!, GOLDEN BOY, WONDERFUL TOWN and More Set for Musicals Tonight!'s 2015-16 SeasonOH, KAY!, GOLDEN BOY, WONDERFUL TOWN and More Set for Musicals Tonight!'s 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Musicals Tonight! has announced its 2015-16 season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

SOUND OFF Exclusive Clip: Rare Movie Musical Outtake Featured In JUDY GARLAND: BY MYSELFSOUND OFF Exclusive Clip: Rare Movie Musical Outtake Featured In JUDY GARLAND: BY MYSELF
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 20, 2015

Check out a Judy Garland rarity! (more...)

The Zephyr Presents FINDING NICK World Premiere Feb 19-Mar 27The Zephyr Presents FINDING NICK World Premiere Feb 19-Mar 27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

The Zephyr Theater presents the world premiere of Finding Nick, a new play written and performed by Nicholas Guest, and directed by Lee Sankowich, in a six-week engagement beginning February 19, through March 27, on Thursday and Friday nights at 8 p.m. in Hollywood, produced by Racquel Lehrman and Victoria Watson of Theatre Planners. (more...)

Travel Channel Set to Premiere 'Time Traveling with Brian Unger' 4/20Travel Channel Set to Premiere 'Time Traveling with Brian Unger' 4/20
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Travel Channel takes viewers on an unexpected journey back in time with the help of a witty tour guide and eye-popping CGI graphics. (more...)

BWW Interview: Annoying Actor Friend 'Werks' 54 Below with '#SoBlessed Live!' this SaturdayBWW Interview: Annoying Actor Friend 'Werks' 54 Below with '#SoBlessed Live!' this Saturday
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 4, 2015

Despite being a ratings disaster, there were a number of positive things that came out of SMASH's run on NBC; Megan Hilty's star turn, endless internet memes, and Annoying Actor Friend. The internet phenomenon @Actor_Friend 'werked' its way to the forefront of the theatre community's consciousness with its biting, but honest critiques of the musical melodrama's two-year TV run. (more...)

Nicholas Guest's FINDING NICK World Premiere to Play the Zephyr, 2/19-3/27Nicholas Guest's FINDING NICK World Premiere to Play the Zephyr, 2/19-3/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The Zephyr Theater presents the world premiere of Finding Nick, a new play written and performed by Nicholas Guest, and directed by Lee Sankowich, in a six-week engagement beginning February 19, through March 27, on Thursday and Friday nights at 8 p.m. in Hollywood, produced by Racquel Lehrman and Victoria Watson of Theatre Planners. (more...)

American Humane Society Announces HERO DOG AWARDS; Nominate Your Pooch Now!American Humane Society Announces HERO DOG AWARDS; Nominate Your Pooch Now!
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

American Humane Association, the country's first national humane organization, today announced the official start of the 2015 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards(TM) campaign, the annual year-long search for America's bravest heroes on both ends of the leash. (more...)

Carol Channing In SKIDOO Blu-Ray Now AvailableCarol Channing In SKIDOO Blu-Ray Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 13, 2015

Carol Channing stars in a trippy 1960s cult favorite! (more...)

Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014
by Walter McBride - Jan 1, 2015

Broadway fans had plenty of reasons to celebrate this year, with dozens of shows having opened since January, hundreds of actors having made their debuts, and many more having returned to the stage for critically acclaimed performances. Not all news was good though, as we also suffered a loss of an incredible amount of talent. Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2014. (more...)

Review Roundup: Kid-Friendly Comedy NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3: THE SECRET OF THE TOMB Opens TodayReview Roundup: Kid-Friendly Comedy NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3: THE SECRET OF THE TOMB Opens Today
by Movies News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

All of our favorite exhibits return in NIGHT AT THE MUSUEM 3: THE SECRET OF THE TOMB. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Theatre Memphis Spikes the Eggnog with A CHRISTMAS CAROLBWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis Spikes the Eggnog with A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Joseph Baker - Dec 12, 2014

As my hand was turning to mincemeat while writing personal notes in Christmas card after Christmas card, I persevered, knowing that at the end of my travails there would be a reward: A much anticipated performance of Theatre Memphis' annual 'gift' to Memphis, Charles Dickens' venerable A CHRISTMAS CAROL. I must admit: I have not attended every performance of that classic since its inception. I have, however, infrequently stopped to hang my wreath at its door; and I've seen some fine 'Ebeneezers' over the years (I recall a former teaching colleague, Tom Ford, offering a tight, clipped interpretation and, of course, one of the best and most frequent of the actors donning those tattered gloves, Memphis acting favorite Barry Fuller). As I wrote card after card, I began to think about all the other interpretations of A CHRISTMAS CAROL that I have encountered through the years - Seymour Hicks; Reginald Owen (in the role MGM intended for an ailing Lionel Barrymore, who had become famous for his radio performance and who would have, no doubt, been superior; a not-all-that-bad consolation prize was his equally tight-fisted 'Mr. Potter' in Frank Capra's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE); Orson Welles (in a Mercury Theatre radio performance); Sir Ralph Richardson (a beautiful audio recording); Alastair Sim (in the early 1950's British film and offering my favorite interpretation of the role; Danny Peary, in his fascinating ALTERNATE OSCARS, selects him as Best Actor for that performance); and, certainly, George C. Scott, in what was considered to be the version to end all versions. (And does anyone recall Jim Backus' 'Mr. Magoo' in a delightful animated musical television special back in the 1960's?) (more...)

Humphrey Bogart Marathon Part of getTV's December Holiday LineupHumphrey Bogart Marathon Part of getTV's December Holiday Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Get into the holiday spirit with getTV this December, as the network delivers a loaded lineup of marathons, stunts, and festive favorites, headlined by the rarely-seen Christmas special HAPPY HOLIDAYS WITH BING AND FRANK. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Non-Stop Movement Marks NEWSIES Musical  at The HippodromeBWW Reviews: Non-Stop Movement Marks NEWSIES Musical at The Hippodrome
by Cybele Pomeroy - Dec 4, 2014

NEWSIES showcases enthusiastic, athletic, acrobatic dancing- the Company is chockablock with high-end dancers equal to the complications of Christopher Gattelli's choreography, which deservedly earned this show one of its Tony awards. (more...)

SERRANO THE MUSICAL to Make World Premiere 1/16 at the Matrix TheatreSERRANO THE MUSICAL to Make World Premiere 1/16 at the Matrix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Serrano NY, LLC is thrilled to present the World Premiere of SERRANO THE MUSICAL, book and lyrics by Madeline Sunshine, music by Robert Tepper, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo (Sunset Blvd. The Wizard of Oz), choreography by Tony nominee Peggy Hickey (A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder) and directed by Tony nominee Joel Zwick (Dance With Me, 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Emily Skinner and More in Virginia Rep's MAMEPhoto Flash: First Look at Emily Skinner and More in Virginia Rep's MAME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre presents the award-winning musical, Mame, at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street, running through January 11, 2014. Mame is based on the novel, Auntie Mame, by Patrick Dennis with a book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee and unforgettable music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. The show originally opened on Broadway in 1966 and starred Angela Lansbury and Beatrice Arthur. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: PigPen Theatre Company Enchants With THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOONBWW Reviews: PigPen Theatre Company Enchants With THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 20, 2014

PigPen Theatre Company tells a good, old-fashioned story in a good, old-fashioned style with folk music and various forms of theatrical magic at the Paramount Center Main Stage. In THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON, the PigPen guys will draw you into their imaginative world of shadow puppets, sailboats, and swordplay while acting like a bunch of energetic school boys. (more...)

Tony Nominee Emily Skinner Stars in Virginia Rep's MAME, Beginning TonightTony Nominee Emily Skinner Stars in Virginia Rep's MAME, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of the award-winning musical, Mame, at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, November 21 with a preview tonight, November 20. The show runs through January 11, 2014. (more...)

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