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Fran Drescher Ties the Knot in Intimate Weekend Ceremony!
by TV News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Fran Drescher, who recently made her Broadway debut as Cinderella's stepmother Madame in RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN's CINDERELLA, wed Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai at the couple's beach home over the weekend. (more...)

Central Works to Close Season with RECIPE, Opening 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Central Works concludes the 2014 season with 'Recipe,' a profoundly funny new work by Michael Gene Sullivan, opening with a press Night on Saturday October 18 at 8 pm and running through November 23 at the historic Berkeley City Club. Sullivan serves up the laughs in this delicious take on a circle of sweet old grandmotherly bakers, who just happen to be dedicated to the armed overthrow of the United States government. But baking pies and cakes isn't enough to satisfy these four intrepid refugees from the sixties, and their burning desire to 'Up the Revolution!' Directed by Gary Graves, 'Recipe'is Central Works 45th world premiere and features Velina Brown* (Diane), Tamar Cohn (Ruth), Phoebe Moyer* (Lillian), Lynne Soffer* (Helen) and Jan Zvaifler (Janice), (*member AEA). It's one thing to say 'The government is probably listening to my calls,' but what do you do when you find out it's true? If it seems that the government that you call 'a fascist, surveillance state' has specifically targeted you, is specifically watching YOU (it's not paranoia if they really are after you!), then what? How do you live your life knowing that all your fears may, actually, be true? (more...)

Central Works to Close Season with RECIPE, Opening 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Central Works concludes the 2014 season with "Recipe," a profoundly funny new work by Michael Gene Sullivan, opening with a press Night on Saturday October 18 at 8 pm and running through November 23 at the historic Berkeley City Club. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 8/27/2014 - 8/29/2014
by BWW - Aug 24, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 8/27/2014 - 8/29/2014! (more...)

Stephen King's BIG DRIVER to Premiere in October on Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Lifetime Original Movie, Big Driver, premiering on Saturday, October 18 at 8pm ET/PT, is based on a short story written by best-selling author Stephen King and marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King. This dark story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime stars Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence, McFarland), Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Sex & Violence, Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd (The Leftovers, Masters of Sex) and Will Harris (NCIS, Sky High). (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Eric Ladin!
by Ken Womble - Aug 15, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Tony Yazbeck! (more...)

TNC to Stage OUT THE WINDOW and RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, and The After Dinner Opera Company present two new American operatic musical adaptations from classical works, Seymour Barab's operatic parody Out the Window based upon Georges Feydeux's farce 'Par La Fenetre;' and Rappaccini's Daughter, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's gothic short story, with libretto by Linsey Abrams and music by Michael Cohen. Lissa Moira directs. (more...)

Encore to Commemorate Life & Work of Robin Williams with Film Tribute, 8/17
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

ENCORE will commemorate the life and work of the multifaceted, multi-award-winning entertainment icon, Robin Williams (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Winner Victoria Clark Stars in ARCHAEOLOGY OF A WOMAN, Coming to Theaters 9/12
by Movies News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Coming to Village East Cinema Sept. 12-18 is award-winning and groundbreaking filmmaker Sharon Greytak's ARCHAEOLOGY OF A WOMAN (more...)

BWW Reviews: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM of Intoxicating Depth
by Ellen Dostal - Aug 06, 2014

More laughter, more beauty, more of everything that makes theatre special is what you'll find in the Actors' Gang's production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. It is a night of Shakespeare that takes all emotion to the brink and entertains with a vibrancy of invention that would make old Will smile were he to wake from his eternal slumber. (more...)

Actors' Gang to Return to LA with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM; Tim Robbins to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

For a month this summer, The Actors' Gang, the renowned Los Angeles based ensemble theatre company, will perform A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Actors' Gang Theater in Culver City. Tickets for performances can be purchased anytime at www.theactorsgang.com, by calling the box office: (310) 838-4264 or by visiting The Actors' Gang theatre in Culver City (9070 Venice Boulevard). The box office is open Thursdays through Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (more...)

Emmy Award Winner Hank Azaria Puts Down Roots in BORDERTOWN on FOX
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

Multiple Emmy Award winner Hank Azaria (THE SIMPSONS) has been cast as BUD BUCKWALD, the lead voice role on BORDERTOWN, the new animated comedy from FAMILY GUY's Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane. Azaria joins the previously announced voice cast of Alex Borstein (FAMILY GUY, “Getting On”), Missi Pyle (“Jennifer Falls,” “Gone Girl”), Judah Friedlander (“30 Rock”), Nicholas Gonzalez (SLEEPY HOLLOW) and guest voice Efren Ramirez (“Napoleon Dynamite”). (more...)

IFC Orders Will Ferrell Mine-Series THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING
by TV News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Following the popularity and success of this year's The Spoils of Babylon, IFC has ordered a second round of Funny Or Die's epic storytelling from the “Spoils” franchise. (more...)

Sally Kirkland and Victoria Clark Star in Sharon Greytak's ARCHAEOLOGY OF A WOMAN; Hits Theaters 9/12
by Movies News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Coming to Village East Cinema Sept. 12-18 is award-winning and groundbreaking filmmaker Sharon Greytak's ARCHAEOLOGY OF A WOMAN, a gripping drama of a woman's fierce determination to save her mind from spiraling into delusion as she attempts to keep a chilling secret from her past buried, starring Oscar nominated/Golden Globe winner Sally Kirkland and Tony-winner Victoria Clark. A (more...)

EMERGENCY!!! OR THE WORLD TAKES A SELFIE to Open TNC Street Theater's 2014 Tour, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company opens its 38th annual tour August 2 with 'EMERGENCY!!! or The World Takes A Selfie,' a rip-roaring outdoor musical comedy about a New York EMT worker on a workingman's grand tour of the world, who decides to tackle global problems the way he does emergencies of his NYC beat. Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 14. The piece has book, lyrics and direction by Crystal Field and musical score composed by Joseph Vernon Banks. (more...)

Tim Robbins-Helmed A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Kick Off OZ's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Today OZ, Nashville's first contemporary arts center, announces its 2014-15 season, which runs September 12, 2014 - June 27, 2015. The season is bookended by premieres, beginning with two performances (September 12 & 13) of Tim Robbins' interpretation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, produced and acted by the company he founded and leads, The Actors' Gang, in the production's first U.S. engagement outside of the company's home theater in Los Angeles. OZ's 2014-15 program will conclude with the world premiere (June 18-20) of Memory Rings, the latest multi-media stage production from innovative New York City-based puppetry collective Phantom Limb Company. (more...)

Mario Bello to Star in Lifetime's Adaptation of Stephen King's BIG DRIVER
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

From best-selling author and master of suspense Stephen King, comes the Lifetime Original Movie Big Driver, starring Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (more...)

West Coast Premiere of SUPERNATURAL: THE PLAY, Opens at Chromolume Theatre, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The Supernatural Project presents SUPERNATURAL: The Play opening Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Chromolume Theatre at the Attic. Directed by Audrey Kelley, the play is written and produced by Candace O. Kelley, Audrey Kelley, and Gilda Rogers and stars Tanya Alexander, Peres Owino, Sita Young, Marlynne Frierson Cooley, Quidana Bosman, Virtic Emil Brown, and Zuri Alexander (more...)

Fran Drescher to Host Cancer Schmancer Brunch at Tavern on the Green, 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

This Saturday, June 21st Fran Drescher hosts her annual wellness brunch fundraiser for her organization Cancer Schmancer at Tavern on the Green at 11 am. Brunch is followed by a 2 pm performance of Cinderella, the Broadway production in which Drescher stars as the Wicked Stepmother. (more...)

MTI and iTheatrics Celebrate Turnaround Arts Program at The White House
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Music Theatre International (MTI) and iTheatrics recently joined First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House to support The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities' (PCAH) successful Turnaround Arts initiative, a program designed to help turn around low-performing schools, narrow the achievement gap, and increase student engagement through the arts. The program was celebrated at the White House with a special showcase of various schools from around the country who have benefitted from the initiative. (more...)

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