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Mark Burnett & Roma Downey Developing New NBC Drama Based on FAUSTMark Burnett & Roma Downey Developing New NBC Drama Based on FAUST
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Mark Burnett and his wife, actress/producer Roma Downey, have one more project lined up, according to Deadline. (more...)

WTF HAPPENED TO BABY SISTER? and More Set for Rainbow Theatre Project This MonthWTF HAPPENED TO BABY SISTER? and More Set for Rainbow Theatre Project This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The Rainbow Theatre Project launched their sophomore season last month and continues to shine a spotlight on new LGBTQ plays with its schedule for November. Coming next is the company's first fully-staged presentation, Brave Soul Collective's WTF Happened to Baby Sister?, and the next installment of its successful Generation Q Staged Reading Series: Jeffrey Higgins' I'm Just Saying… with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's short play Swamp Gothic. (more...)

SOUND OFF: Halloween Dreams & Screams - HANNIBAL, SPACE STATION 76, DISCOPATH, STAGE FRIGHT, Etc.SOUND OFF: Halloween Dreams & Screams - HANNIBAL, SPACE STATION 76, DISCOPATH, STAGE FRIGHT, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 30, 2014

Today we are taking a look at the best newly available seasonal offerings most likely to inspire fear and provide some spooky fun for theatre enthusiasts this Halloween. (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO to Receive Developmental Lab in January 2015AMERICAN PSYCHO to Receive Developmental Lab in January 2015
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 28, 2014

American Psycho, following its cancelled U.S. premiere at Second Stage Theatre, will receive a developmental lab reading in January 2015 in New York City, according to a new Equity casting notice. (more...)

Fox & Greg Berlanti Working on TV Adaptation of ARCHIE ComicsFox & Greg Berlanti Working on TV Adaptation of ARCHIE Comics
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

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GOOD BOYS AND TRUE Set for UofSC Lab TheatreGOOD BOYS AND TRUE Set for UofSC Lab Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

In Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's provocative play, we meet Brandon Hardy, who leads a charmed life as the popular star student at a prestigious Washington, DC prep school. However, his privileged life threatens to collapse when a disturbing videotape is found on campus. As the resulting scandal takes unexpected turns, Brandon's mother, Elizabeth, must sort out fact from fiction and confront unsettling truths about her son, herself, and their life. Good Boys and True contains adult language, including a graphic description of a sexual assault, and is not suitable for children. (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO to Open on Broadway in Fall 2015?AMERICAN PSYCHO to Open on Broadway in Fall 2015?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Now according to the New York Times, steps are being made to bring the show straight to Broadway in Fall 2015. Act 4 founder, David Johnson told NYT that the arrangements with Second Stage "just weren't in the best interests of the production and its continuing life." He also acknowledged that Broadway producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel were amongst "several theater professionals" who advised that the new musical should move straight to Broadway. Both of which are currently in talks to be lead producers for the Broadway run. Richards told NYT: "I just felt the proposal by Second Stage was something that did not serve the best interests of the production. I heard from other producers that they also spoke with Act 4. We were all asked for advice, and we gave it. I saw 'American Psycho' in London, and I thought it was terrific." (more...)

Update: AMERICAN PSYCHO Skipping Second Stage for Broadway?Update: AMERICAN PSYCHO Skipping Second Stage for Broadway?
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 12, 2014

American Psycho's anticipated U.S. premiere at Second Stage Theatre has officially been put to rest. (more...)

GENERATION Q Series, THE OLDEST PROFESSION and More Set for The Rainbow Theatre Project's 2014-15 SeasonGENERATION Q Series, THE OLDEST PROFESSION and More Set for The Rainbow Theatre Project's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

After a successful inaugural season, The Rainbow Theatre Project has announced their second season of three evenings of staged readings, two fully-staged productions, a co-production and a cabaret that highlight, reflect and embrace the LGBTQ experience. The company's first season was comprised of five staged readings of early and contemporary works from the LGBTQ theatrical canon, including a concert version of recent Off-Broadway musical sensation YANK!. (more...)

END OF THE RAINBOW, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM and More Set for ICT's 30th Anniversary SeasonEND OF THE RAINBOW, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM and More Set for ICT's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

International City Theatre trumpets its 30th Anniversary in 2015 with a season of five plays celebrating famous people, fiery stories and fun adventures. One of the few theaters in Los Angeles that has successfully made the step up from a 99-seat venue to a mid-sized, Equity House, ICT is Long Beach's resident professional theater company at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Dallas Theatre Center Launches 2014-2015 Season with THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 9/11 - 10/19Dallas Theatre Center Launches 2014-2015 Season with THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 9/11 - 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Sweet alien transvestites will take over the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre stage on September 11, 2014 in Dallas Theater Center's all new production of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Show. DTC's Associate Artistic Director Joel Ferrell will direct and choreograph this gender-bending, rock 'n' roll spectacle. (more...)

DTC Welcomes Foe Destroyer as THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Musicians; Show Runs 9/11-10/19DTC Welcomes Foe Destroyer as THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Musicians; Show Runs 9/11-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Dallas Theater Center announced today that Austin/Brooklyn band Foe Destroyer will return to the DTC stage in the upcoming production of The Rocky Horror Show. The self-described "nerd, grunge, trash, pop" group will take center stage at the Wyly Theatre from September 11 through October 19. (more...)

Benjamin Walker to Star in U.S. Premiere of AMERICAN PSYCHO: THE MUSICAL?Benjamin Walker to Star in U.S. Premiere of AMERICAN PSYCHO: THE MUSICAL?
by Movies News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Benjamin Walker, star of Broadway's 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' has landed the lead role in the U.S. premiere of AMERICAN PSYCHO: The Musical. (more...)

NNPN Unveils Twelve Productions of Three Rolling World PremieresNNPN Unveils Twelve Productions of Three Rolling World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 44th, 45th, and 46th Rolling World Premieres: Nathan Alan Davis' Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea, Andrew Hinderaker's Colossal, and William Missouri Downs' Women Playing Hamlet will receive a total of 12 productions through the Network's Continued Life of New Plays Fund in the 2014/15 season. (more...)

Michael Cohl Reveals SPIDER-MAN Arena Tour in the Works for 2015-16Michael Cohl Reveals SPIDER-MAN Arena Tour in the Works for 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark producer Michael Cohl revealed that the show will n fact not be opening in Las Vegas. Instead an arena tour is in the works for 'late 2015 or winter 2016.' He told WSJ: "I think Spider-man is a pop culture rock show that was meant to be in arenas." When asked about the recently cancelled Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour, another project with which he was affiliated, Cohl commented: "It was a disaster. Ticket sales were terrible." (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Images of AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIEPhoto Flash: First Look at Images of AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE gives you a first look at the images. Check them out below! (more...)

Dark Circle Comics Reveals the First Wave of Superhero Titles, Which Includes THE BLACK HOOD, THE SHIELD and MoreDark Circle Comics Reveals the First Wave of Superhero Titles, Which Includes THE BLACK HOOD, THE SHIELD and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Today, Dark Circle Comics – the superhero imprint of Archie Comics – revealed that the label's first wave of titles will include THE BLACK HOOD from writer Duane Swierczynski (Judge Dredd, X, Birds of Prey) and artist Michael Gaydos (ALIAS), THE SHIELD from writers Adam Christopher (The Burning Dark) and Chuck Wendig (Blackbirds) and artist Wilfredo Torres (The Shadow: Year One), and THE FOX from writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO's Bored to Death) and scripter Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come, founder of Thrillbent). All three series will be ongoing and launch early next year. (more...)

Duncan Sheik & Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's AMERICAN PSYCHO Musical to Get US Premiere at Second Stage Theatre in February; Rupert Goold to DirectDuncan Sheik & Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's AMERICAN PSYCHO Musical to Get US Premiere at Second Stage Theatre in February; Rupert Goold to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) just announced the U.S. premiere of the new musical, AMERICAN PSYCHO, featuring a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (2ST's Good Boys and True, 'Glee,' Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark), music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony-Award Winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), directed by Rupert Goold (Broadway's Macbeth with Patrick Stewart, ENRON). AMERICAN PSYCHO is based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. (more...)

Archie Comics to Present ARCHIE FOREVER: LIFE, AFTERLIFE AND BEYOND at Comic-Con International: San Diego, 7/25Archie Comics to Present ARCHIE FOREVER: LIFE, AFTERLIFE AND BEYOND at Comic-Con International: San Diego, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Archie Comics, the acclaimed and bestselling comic book publisher that is home to some of the best-known pop culture creations in the world, including Archie, Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Josie & The Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the hit AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE series, answered the question the entire world has wondered since the company first revealed that Archie Andrews would die: how does the iconic redhead meet his final fate? (more...)

Archie Comics to Relaunch Its Superhero Imprint With New Name, Dark Circle ComicsArchie Comics to Relaunch Its Superhero Imprint With New Name, Dark Circle Comics
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Today, Archie Comics announced plans to relaunch its superhero imprint with a new name: Dark Circle Comics. The name change signals a new direction for the superhero titles, which will feature a more cinematic, literary and mature approach to the characters told in accessible stories that will appeal to new and longtime fans. (more...)

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