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HBO to Debut Documentary SOUTHERN RITES, 5/18HBO to Debut Documentary SOUTHERN RITES, 5/18
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2015

SOUTHERN RITES followsphotographer Gillian Laub as she returns to the Georgia community where she documented segregated proms in photographs that garnered national attention when they were published in 2009. (more...)

John Legend's Real Life 'Pitch Perfect' Docu-Series SING IT ON to Premiere on POP, 5/13John Legend's Real Life 'Pitch Perfect' Docu-Series SING IT ON to Premiere on POP, 5/13
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

SING IT ON, a docu-reality television series inspired by the blockbuster movie "Pitch Perfect" and produced by CORE Media Group, the co-producers of "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance," and John Legend's Get Lifted Film Co., will premiere on Pop on Wednesday, May 13 (more...)

Patti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for BRIDGET EVERETT GETS F*CKED BY ARS NOVA TonightPatti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for BRIDGET EVERETT GETS F*CKED BY ARS NOVA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Ars Nova has announced the lineup for Bridget Everett Gets F*cked by Ars Nova, a one-night-only blow-out concert celebrating everyone's favorite badass b*tch, alt-cabaret priestess and Ars Nova All Star, Bridget Everett. In addition to Everett herself, the benefit concert, directed by Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Rock Bottom), will feature tributes, roasts and send-up performances from Grammy and Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone and actor, comedian and Emmy-nominee Billy Eichner. Comedians, drag queens and entertainers aplenty round out the lineup, including Jim Andralis, DJ Jonjon Battles, Justin Vivian Bond, John Early, Cole Escola, Dan Finnerty, Murray Hill, Champagne Jerry, DJ Sammy Jo, Larry Krone, Erin Markey, Molly Pope, Marc Shaiman, Sweetie, The Tender Moments (Matt Ray, Mike Jackson, Carmine Covelli and Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz), Chris Tyler, Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad (VIDS); plus a few fun surprises. (more...)

John Legend to Produce New Musical Romantic Drama Starring MiguelJohn Legend to Produce New Musical Romantic Drama Starring Miguel
by Movies News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Grammy-winning artist John Legend, who recently picked up an Academy Award for his original song 'Glory' from the film 'Selma', will join forces with IM Global and Furst Films for an upcoming musical romantic drama. (more...)

FOR THE LOVE OF COMRADES, THE KID THING, SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA and More Set for NCTC's 2015-16 SeasonFOR THE LOVE OF COMRADES, THE KID THING, SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA and More Set for NCTC's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

At the annual New Conservatory Theater Center (NCTC) Season Announcement Party for subscribers, donors, artists and press, NCTC Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker announced the line-up for the 2015-16 subscription season. Regarded nationally and internationally as San Francisco's Premier LGBQI and Allied Theatre Company, NCTC builds on this rich tradition with its 2015-16 Season, featuring exhilarating U.S., regional and world premieres, as well as two extraordinary musicals. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for Ars Nova's Night Celebrating Bridget EverettPatti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for Ars Nova's Night Celebrating Bridget Everett
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Ars Nova has announced the lineup for Bridget Everett Gets F*cked by Ars Nova, a one-night-only blow-out concert celebrating everyone's favorite badass b*tch, alt-cabaret priestess and Ars Nova All Star, Bridget Everett. In addition to Everett herself, the benefit concert, directed by Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Rock Bottom), will feature tributes, roasts and send-up performances from Grammy and Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone and actor, comedian and Emmy-nominee Billy Eichner. Comedians, drag queens and entertainers aplenty round out the lineup, including Jim Andralis, DJ Jonjon Battles, Justin Vivian Bond, John Early, Cole Escola, Dan Finnerty, Murray Hill, Champagne Jerry, DJ Sammy Jo, Larry Krone, Erin Markey, Molly Pope, Marc Shaiman, Sweetie, The Tender Moments (Matt Ray, Mike Jackson, Carmine Covelli and Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz), Chris Tyler, Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad (VIDS); plus a few fun surprises. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Runs 3/4-29 at Dunfield Theatre CambridgeTHE WIZARD OF OZ Runs 3/4-29 at Dunfield Theatre Cambridge
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Click your heels together and venture down the yellow brick road to the Dunfield Theatre Cambridge for a truly memorable theatre experience. The greatest family musical of all-time is touching down in Cambridge. The Wizard of Oz plays eight shows a week, March 4th to March 29th. (more...)

HBO Doc Lineup for Early 2015 to Spotlight Robert Durst, Rosie O'Donnell, Scientology, Kurt Cobain and MoreHBO Doc Lineup for Early 2015 to Spotlight Robert Durst, Rosie O'Donnell, Scientology, Kurt Cobain and More
by Movies News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Continuing its commitment to timely and thought-provoking programming, HBO will debut a diverse array of documentaries in coming months, including: THE JINX: THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF ROBERT DURST, the highly anticipated Sunday-night series from Oscar nominee Andrew Jarecki; Oscar winner Alex Gibney's GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF, a look inside the controversial religion; and Brett Morgen's KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, the first fully-authorized documentary about the iconic leader of Nirvana. (more...)

Bridget Everett's Acclaimed ROCK BOTTOM Returns to Joe's Pub TomorrowBridget Everett's Acclaimed ROCK BOTTOM Returns to Joe's Pub Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

The Public Theater begins performances for the return engagement of Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM on Tuesday, January 6. (more...)

BWW Review: Mary Poppins at Theatre Aquarius is the Best Holiday Show of the SeasonBWW Review: Mary Poppins at Theatre Aquarius is the Best Holiday Show of the Season
by Dennis Kucherawy - Dec 11, 2014

Toronto's best holiday family show is actually in Hamilton at Theatre Aquarius. It's Disney/Cameron Mackintosh's "Mary Poppins," featuring a stellar cast of Shaw, Stratford and Charlottetown Festival vets. It also stars Broadway vets award-winning Steven Sutcliffe and Chilina Kennedy as the beloved, magical nanny. This fabulous, fun-filled production runs until Dec. 28th. (more...)

Losers Lounge, Justin Vivian Bond and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 12/21Losers Lounge, Justin Vivian Bond and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Joe's Pub has announced its performances running December 10 - December 21, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Losers Lounge, Justin Vivian Bond and More Set for Joe's Pub, 12/10-21Losers Lounge, Justin Vivian Bond and More Set for Joe's Pub, 12/10-21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Joe's Pub has announced its performances running December 10 - December 21, 2014. Details below! (more...)

CMA Songwriter Series, Marilyn Maye & More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 12/14CMA Songwriter Series, Marilyn Maye & More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming lineup for today, Dec. 3, through the 14th. (more...)

Bridget Everett, Rev Billy, Tammy Faye/Lenny Kaye and More Set for This Week at Joe's PubBridget Everett, Rev Billy, Tammy Faye/Lenny Kaye and More Set for This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its performances through the rest of November 2014. Visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows and scroll down for more! (more...)

Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Closes Tonight at Joe's PubBridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Closes Tonight at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Public Theater presents Bridget Everett's critically acclaimed ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub. The show closes tonight, October 16, 2014. Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz, and Matt Ray, and directed by Scott Wittman, this shockingly funny and moving new show began performances on September 9 and was originally slated to close on October 11. ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery Displays Newly Commissioned Portrait of Baroness BoothroydNational Portrait Gallery Displays Newly Commissioned Portrait of Baroness Boothroyd
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

A newly commissioned portrait of the first, and only, female Speaker of the House of Commons, Baroness Boothroyd, has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery, it was announced today (Monday 13 October 2014). Commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, it is the first painted portrait of Boothroyd to enter the Collection. (more...)

Public Theater Extends Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Through 10/16Public Theater Extends Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Through 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Due to popular demand, The Public Theater has extended Bridget Everett's critically acclaimed ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub to Thursday, October 16. Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz, and Matt Ray, and directed by Scott Wittman, this shockingly funny and moving new show began performances on September 9 and was originally slated to close on October 11. ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dominic West, Kristin Chenoweth, Sian James and More at PRIDE Screening in NYCPhoto Flash: Dominic West, Kristin Chenoweth, Sian James and More at PRIDE Screening in NYC
by Movies News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Last night, September 15, Philip J Smith, Mike Nichols, Stephen Sondheim and Scott Rudin hosted a special screening for the new film PRIDE. Scroll down for photos from the event, featuring stars from the film, including Dominic West, plus Kristin Chenoweth and more! (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Unveils New Portrait of British Politician Ken Livingstone by Artist Andrew TiftThe National Portrait Gallery Unveils New Portrait of British Politician Ken Livingstone by Artist Andrew Tift
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

A newly commissioned portrait of British politician Ken Livingstone by artist Andrew Tift has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery, London, it was announced today, Thursday 3 July 2014. The commission is supported by BP as part of the BP Portrait Award. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WIZARD OF OZ Is A Decidedly Mixed Bag at the Fox TheatreBWW Reviews: WIZARD OF OZ Is A Decidedly Mixed Bag at the Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson - May 23, 2014

I hesitated to review the current touring production of THE WIZARD OF OZ (Fox Theatre, through May 18, 2014), which has been adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams, because even though I thought it told essentially the same tale as the original, I didn't particularly care for it. There's certainly a lot more spectacle than you'd find in your typical production, but the script is so camped up, and the additional songs so mundane, that it comes off as trying that they may have been trying a little too hard when they updated the show. In any event, the flashy and colorful show seemed to appeal to the crowd, but I'm wondering if they're aware of how much it's been pared down technically so that it could tour and play different size venues. (more...)

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