Wishful Drinking News

John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Extends at The PublicJohn Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Extends at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that three final performances have been added to the critically acclaimed New York premiere of Latin History for Morons, created and performed by John Leguizamo. Directed by Tony Taccone, this fiercely funny, satirical one-man show was inspired by Leguizamo's observation that Latinos are essentially invisible in the standard American history curriculum. (more...)

VIDEO: Geffen Playhouse RemembersVIDEO: Geffen Playhouse Remembers
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles remembers productions through the years. From renowned shows of American classics and new plays to Education and Community Programs that extend the joy of live theater well beyond its four walls, the Geffen Playhouse is a lively hub and vital force within the cultural life of Los Angeles. (more...)

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, Starring Wade McCollum, Headed Off-Broadway This MayERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, Starring Wade McCollum, Headed Off-Broadway This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producer Q Theatricals announced today that after critically acclaimed and award winning productions in Seattle, New Jersey and Boston the new musical, ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, will begin performances on Friday, April 14, 2017 and officially open on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Off-Broadway's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). This strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, June 11th only. (more...)

Tyne Daly & Robert Forster-Led CHASING MEM'RIES, Plays by Halley Feiffer & Neil LaBute, SELL/BUY/DATE and More Slated for the Geffen in 2017-18Tyne Daly & Robert Forster-Led CHASING MEM'RIES, Plays by Halley Feiffer & Neil LaBute, SELL/BUY/DATE and More Slated for the Geffen in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced five plays in its 2017/2018 season with a focus on staging works by emerging contemporary playwrights and celebrated veteran writers. (more...)

New Orleans Native Wins BIG FREEDIA'S DANCE OFF ContestNew Orleans Native Wins BIG FREEDIA'S DANCE OFF Contest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Fuse, a multiplatform media brand reflecting the wide-ranging tastes and attitudes of the fast-growing, Latino and multicultural 18-34 audience, today announced that nineteen-year-old New Orleans native Satchel Joseph has been named the winner of “Big Freedia's Dance Off” contest, beating out five other finalists to secure a spot on Freedia's legendary shake team. Joseph's father, WGNO TV's News with a Twist anchor LBJ, shared the news today during a live broadcast. Joseph will also appear on the popular Fuse series, Big Freedia Bounces Back (formerly Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce) when it returns for a sixth season later this year. (more...)

John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS to Bow at The Public This MonthJohn Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS to Bow at The Public This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Previews for the New York premiere of Latin History for Morons will begin on Friday, February 24 at The Public Theater. (more...)

World of Wonder Announces Two New Series, Starring Drag Race Contestants Alyssa Edwards & DetoxWorld of Wonder Announces Two New Series, Starring Drag Race Contestants Alyssa Edwards & Detox
by Movies News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

World of Wonder (WOW), the award-winning production company behind RuPaul's Drag Race (Logo), Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (HBO), Out of Iraq (Logo), and the Million Dollar Listing franchise (Bravo), announces two new original series to kick off its 2017 digital programming slate: Haus of Edwards and Detox's Life Rehab. (more...)

Long-time Berkeley Rep Artistic Director Tony Taccone Will Depart in 2019Long-time Berkeley Rep Artistic Director Tony Taccone Will Depart in 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced that long-time Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone will depart the company at the end of its 50th anniversary season, 2018-19. When Taccone leaves he will have been on staff at the company for 33 years, 22 of which he will have served as artistic director. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Marquees in Memory of Carrie Fisher and Debbie ReynoldsBroadway to Dim Marquees in Memory of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in their memories on Friday, January 6, 2017, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 12/27/2016 - 1/3/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 12/27/2016 - 1/3/2017
by - Jan 3, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 12/27/2016 - 1/3/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering the Wonderful Women We Lost in 2016Photo Flash: Remembering the Wonderful Women We Lost in 2016
by Walter McBride - Jan 2, 2017

As we enter the new year, it is important to remember those we have lost in the preceding twelve months. Who shared their gifts with both our community and the world and whose mark will forever be left on all those lucky enough to have witnessed them in action. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/31-1/1/2017Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/31-1/1/2017
by - Jan 1, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 1, 2017 - Sunday, January 1, 2017. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/31/2016
by - Dec 31, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/31/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2016BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2016
by - Dec 31, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Memoirs, Best-Selling Books and More by Carrie Fisher and Debbie ReynoldsMemoirs, Best-Selling Books and More by Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Carrie Fisher, who passed away on December 27th, wrote several best-selling books, which were mostly semi-autobiographical in nature. Among those were: (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher in Documentary BRIGHT LIGHTS, Airing on HBO 1/7VIDEO: First Look - Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher in Documentary BRIGHT LIGHTS, Airing on HBO 1/7
by TV News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

As family, friends and fans continue to mourn the passing of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds this week, HBO will soon give an inside look at their close relationship and lives in the new documentary BRIGHT LIGHTS. (more...)

HBO to Present Encore Broadcast of Carrie Fisher's WISHFUL DRINKINGHBO to Present Encore Broadcast of Carrie Fisher's WISHFUL DRINKING
by TV News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

HBO remembers Carrie Fisher with an encore presentation of WISHFUL DRINKING this Sunday, Jan. 1 (9:00-10:20 p.m. ET/PT) on the main HBO channel. (more...)

BWW Vault: Carrie Fisher On Connecting with Broadway AudiencesBWW Vault: Carrie Fisher On Connecting with Broadway Audiences
by Alan Henry - Dec 28, 2016

Yesterday BroadwayWorld was saddened to report that Carrie Fisher, best known as Star Wars' Princess Leia Organa, has died after suffering a heart attack. She was 60. Family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement on behalf of Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd which reads: 'It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.' (more...)

Carrie Fisher Was Working on WISHFUL DRINKING Sequel Before Her PassingCarrie Fisher Was Working on WISHFUL DRINKING Sequel Before Her Passing
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

IndieWire.com has reported, that at the time of her passing, Star Wars icon, Carrie Fisher, was at work on a sequel to her 2009 solo show, Wishful Drinking. (more...)

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