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Amazon Orders Season 3 of Original Series MOZART IN THE JUNGLEAmazon Orders Season 3 of Original Series MOZART IN THE JUNGLE
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Amazon today announced the multi-Golden Globe award-winning series, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, has been renewed for a third season. (more...)

MCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayMCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

MCC Theater welcomes film and television star Robin Tunney, making her stage debut opposite Zachary Quinto in the New York premiere of Smokefall by Noah Haidle, directed by Anne Kauffman, who directed The Nether for MCC last season to great acclaim. Smokefall will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) with previews beginning tonight, February 4, 2016, and an opening night set for February 22. It is scheduled through March 13. (more...)

JUST IN: Adam Lambert Joins Cast of FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOWJUST IN: Adam Lambert Joins Cast of FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Adam Lambert has signed on to the cast of FOX's upcoming ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. The AMERICAN IDOL alum will portray Eddie in the production. (more...)

Amazon Makes All Episodes from Seasons 1 & 2 of MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Free to WatchAmazon Makes All Episodes from Seasons 1 & 2 of MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Free to Watch
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Amazon today announced that in celebration of its two Golden Globe wins, it will make seasons one and two of the Amazon Original Series, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE available for free for everyone this weekend. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre Will Honor Producer David Stone at 37th Anniversary GalaSecond Stage Theatre Will Honor Producer David Stone at 37th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's 37th Anniversary Gala celebration will honor Producer DAVID STONE, celebrating his ongoing 12 year relationship with the Off-Broadway Company.  The evening's Honorary Chair is James M. Nederlander and the Co-Chairs are Marc Platt, Patrick Catullo, and Nancy Coyne.  The gala evening, which will be directed by James Lapine, will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Cipriani 42nd Street.  The evening's entertainment, which will feature stars who have appeared in Stone's productions over the years, will be announced at a later date.  This is the first time Second Stage's annual gala will be honoring a Broadway producer. (more...)

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Wins Best Musical or Comedy Television Series and Best ActorMOZART IN THE JUNGLE Wins Best Musical or Comedy Television Series and Best Actor
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2016

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, Amazon's music industry-centric show, has won Golden Globe Awards! (more...)

BWW Review: Was 2015 the Year of LGBT Film?BWW Review: Was 2015 the Year of LGBT Film?
by Marakay Rogers - Jan 2, 2016

Commercial film this year brought big films with LGBT content and themes. Some critics think it was the year of LGBT cinema, but was it? (more...)

Season 2 of MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Now Available on Amazon Prime VideoSeason 2 of MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Now Available on Amazon Prime Video
by TV News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

Music, passion, comedy and drama combine for the second season of the Golden Globe-nominated Amazon Original Series MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, which premieres today exclusively on Prime Video in the U.S., UK, Germany and Austria. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/26/2015
by - Dec 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/26/2015. (more...)

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, with Bernadette Peters, Will Return for Season 2 on 12/30MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, with Bernadette Peters, Will Return for Season 2 on 12/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Based on the critically acclaimed memoir by Blair Tindall, Mozart in the Jungle is a half-hour comedic drama that looks at finding yourself and finding love while conquering the music world of New York City. Returning to the series are stars Gael Garcia Bernal (Rosewater) as maestro Rodrigo, Lola Kirke (Mistress America) as young oboist Hailey, Saffron Burrows (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as worldly cellist Cynthia, Malcolm McDowell (The Mentalist) as former conductor Thomas and Bernadette Peters (Smash) as board chairwoman Gloria. The second season of Mozart in the Jungle is executive produced by Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom), Jason Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Limited), and Paul Weitz (About a Boy). (more...)

VIDEO: Bob Saget Jokes He Took 'Vow of Celibacy' to Star in Broadway's HAND TO GODVIDEO: Bob Saget Jokes He Took 'Vow of Celibacy' to Star in Broadway's HAND TO GOD
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

Bob Saget stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC and shared with the anchors that he took an involuntary 'vow of celibacy' to play a Lutheran pastor in the Tony-nominated Broadway play HAND TO GOD. (more...)

First Look - Judy Greer Guests on Tonight's MOM on CBSFirst Look - Judy Greer Guests on Tonight's MOM on CBS
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Judy Greer guest stars on tonight's episode of MOM on CBS titled 'Mozzarella Sticks and a Gay Piano Bar'. I (more...)

VIDEO: Bob Saget Talks Return to Broadway in HAND TO GOD on 'The View'VIDEO: Bob Saget Talks Return to Broadway in HAND TO GOD on 'The View'
by TV News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

The actor stopped by ABC's THE VIEW to talk about his latest project and explained, 'the press department says it's a combination of BOOK OF MORMON and AVENUE Q, if they had a baby it would be this play.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bob Saget is Back on Broadway in HAND TO GOD!Photo Coverage: Bob Saget is Back on Broadway in HAND TO GOD!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Nov 9, 2015

Comedy and television icon Bob Saget just stepped into the role of 'Pastor Greg' in the Tony Award-nominated comedy Hand to God beginning last week through the production's previously announced closing on January 3, 2016. Saget returns to Broadway after making his Broadway debut in 2007 in the Tony-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone. He will join current Hand to Godcast members Steven Boyer, Geneva Carr, Sarah Stiles, and Michael Oberholtzer. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ashley Olsen Visits FULL HOUSE Co-Star Bob Saget at HAND TO GODPhoto Flash: Ashley Olsen Visits FULL HOUSE Co-Star Bob Saget at HAND TO GOD
by Sally Henry - Nov 7, 2015

It was a Tanner family reunion at the Booth Theatre. (more...)

Comedian and TV Icon Bob Saget Returns to Broadway Tonight in HAND TO GODComedian and TV Icon Bob Saget Returns to Broadway Tonight in HAND TO GOD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Comedy and television icon Bob Saget will step into the role of 'Pastor Greg' in the Tony Award-nominated comedy Hand to God beginning tonight, November 3, 2015 through the production's previously announced closing on January 3, 2016. (more...)

Breaking News: Laverne Cox Cast as 'Frank-N-Furter' in Fox's Reimagined ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW SpecialBreaking News: Laverne Cox Cast as 'Frank-N-Furter' in Fox's Reimagined ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Special
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) has been cast as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, which is set to air Fall 2016 on FOX. (more...)

Ari Graynor Joins Cast of Showtime Comedy I'M DYING UP HEREAri Graynor Joins Cast of Showtime Comedy I'M DYING UP HERE
by TV News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Ari Graynor has signed on to the cast of Jim Carrey's dark comedy I'M DYING UP HERE, heading to Showtime in 2016. (more...)

Breaking News: Bob Saget Will Return to Broadway Later This Fall in HAND TO GOD!Breaking News: Bob Saget Will Return to Broadway Later This Fall in HAND TO GOD!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Producer Kevin McCollum announced today that comedy and television icon Bob Saget will step into the role of 'Pastor Greg' in the Tony® Award-nominated comedy Hand to God beginning November 3, 2015 through the production's previously announced closing on January 3, 2016.  Saget returns to Broadway after making his Broadway debut in 2007 in the Tony® winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone.  He will join current Hand to God cast members Steven Boyer, Geneva Carr, Sarah Stiles, and Michael Oberholtzer.  3-time Tony® nominee Marc Kudisch, who originated the role of 'Pastor Greg', exits the production on November 1st to begin production on Baritones Unbound.  Hand to God plays at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street) through January 3, 2016 before immediately transferring to London's West End, with performances beginning on February 5, 2016 at the famed Vaudeville Theatre.  More info at www.HandToGodBroadway.com. (more...)

Lily Tomlin, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Neil LaBute, Matthew Broderick and More Slated for FSLC's 2015 Summer TalksLily Tomlin, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Neil LaBute, Matthew Broderick and More Slated for FSLC's 2015 Summer Talks
by Movies News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the remaining guests for this summer's popular FREE Film Society Talks series (sponsored by HBO), and they're loaded with Broadway talent!  (more...)

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