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Broadway's LEWIS BLACK: BLACK TO THE FUTURE to Be Filmed for Upcoming Comedy Central BroadcastBroadway's LEWIS BLACK: BLACK TO THE FUTURE to Be Filmed for Upcoming Comedy Central Broadcast
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Just in time for the elections, Lewis Black returns to one of Broadway's biggest stages to take on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in LEWIS BLACK: BLACK TO THE FUTURE which is currently running as a limited engagement at the Marquis Theatre in New York City. (more...)

Bravo Gives Season 3 Order to Scripted Comedy ODD MOM OUTBravo Gives Season 3 Order to Scripted Comedy ODD MOM OUT
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Bravo Media has greenlit a third season of its critically acclaimed original comedy series, ODD MOM OUT,  starring Jill Kargman, Abby Elliott, Andy Buckley, KK Glick, Sean Kleier, and Joanna Cassidy.  (more...)

New Docuseries LITTLE FUNNY, from Ellen DeGeneres, Heading to A&ENew Docuseries LITTLE FUNNY, from Ellen DeGeneres, Heading to A&E
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

A&E Network has ordered the new nonfiction series LITTLE FUNNY (working title) from This is Just a Test, Telepictures and A Very Good Production, it was announced by Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming at A&E Network. (more...)

Mission to (dit)Mars Announces New Writers for the 2016-2018 PROPULSION LABMission to (dit)Mars Announces New Writers for the 2016-2018 PROPULSION LAB
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

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Cast Complete for LAZARUS, Starring Michael C. Hall, in LondonCast Complete for LAZARUS, Starring Michael C. Hall, in London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Ahead of its hugely anticipated European premiere in a brand new 900-seater venue at Kings Cross Theatre, London, full casting for David Bowie and Enda Walsh's Lazarus is announced today. (more...)

Sandi Toksvig's SILVER LINING and NELL GWYNN in English Touring Theatre Spring SeasonSandi Toksvig's SILVER LINING and NELL GWYNN in English Touring Theatre Spring Season
by Marianka Swain - Sep 12, 2016

English Touring Theatre today announces its spring season which features the world premiere of Silver Lining, a new comedy written by Sandi Toksvig, and a tour of the critically acclaimed Olivier Award winning Shakespeare's Globe production of Nell Gwynn, starring Laura Pitt-Pulford in the title role.  It is the final season under the stewardship of Director Rachel Tackley who is leaving the company to become Executive Director of Chichester Festival Theatre.  Richard Tywman takes over, having been Associate Director (International) of the Royal Court Theatre since 2013. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Amazon today announced it has greenlit the documentary series Novak (working title), starring the world's number one ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Announces Christopher Chen CommissionAurora Theatre Company Announces Christopher Chen Commission
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company announces the company's newest Originate + Generate (O+G) artist commission, Christopher Chen. Chen has been commissioned for the company's 25th anniversary season to create a new play specifically for the Aurora stage; the working title for the new piece is Secretary of State. As with current O+G artists Jonathan Spector(The State of Nature) and Beth Wilmurt (Cabaret Olga), Chen will have the opportunity to create new work via a process of his own devising and will receive financial support in the form of a $5000 grant. During the O+G creation process, audiences will be invited to attend various workshops and presentations as well as a series of pop-up readings by other theater makers. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Production Shots from BILLY ELLIOT at the Bristol Hippodrome!Photo Flash: New Production Shots from BILLY ELLIOT at the Bristol Hippodrome!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool),Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). The boys were cast following nationwide auditions and after months of intensive rehearsals began alternating in the role following the show's opening earlier in the year.  Billy Elliot the musical opens at The Bristol Hippodrome on Tuesday 25thOctober and runs until Saturday 26th November 2016. (more...)

Toot Toot, Beep Beep! New Musical About the Life of Donna Summer in the WorksToot Toot, Beep Beep! New Musical About the Life of Donna Summer in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

This week, Michael Riedel of the New York Post reported on the brand-new Donna Summer musical currently being in workshopped in New York City.   (more...)

TLC Begins Production on New Series 'POOH', Featuring Viral Sensation VeronicaTLC Begins Production on New Series 'POOH', Featuring Viral Sensation Veronica
by TV News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

TLC started production on an eight-episode series, MISS POOH TO THE RESCUE (Working Title), following one of last year's biggest social media stars. (more...)

Flash, Bang! Chichester's HALF A SIXPENCE to Transfer to the West End This OctoberFlash, Bang! Chichester's HALF A SIXPENCE to Transfer to the West End This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Following rave reviews and a record-breaking run in Chichester, Cameron Mackintosh has announced the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed hit musical 'HALF A SIXPENCE' - which he co-produced with Chichester Festival Theatre - introducing the sensational new star Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Revival Marches Into Final Week on BroadwayLES MISERABLES Revival Marches Into Final Week on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

If you want to 'hear the people sing' on Broadway, it's your last chance (at least for now)! (more...)

Britney Spears Biopic In the Works at LifetimeBritney Spears Biopic In the Works at Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Lifetime has ordered the two-hour biopic Britney (working title), detailing the tumultuous story of pop icon Britney Spears' rise to fame, fall from grace and eventual triumphant resurrection, firmly securing her position as one of the world's greatest entertainers. Production begins this September in Vancouver for a 2017 premiere on Lifetime. (more...)

CMT Announces Premiere Dates for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, NASHVILLE & MoreCMT Announces Premiere Dates for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, NASHVILLE & More
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

CMT today revealed the premiere dates for its 2017 scripted series including "Nashville," "Million Dollar Quartet" (working title) and "Still The King," marking the biggest scripted slate in the network's history. (more...)

Following Workshop at the Public Theater, Details About Stephen Sondheim's New Musical EmergeFollowing Workshop at the Public Theater, Details About Stephen Sondheim's New Musical Emerge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

This week, The New York Post reported on a recent reading of the upcoming new musical from legendary musical theatre composer, Stephen Sondheim.  (more...)

BWW Review: BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL Continues to EnthrallBWW Review: BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL Continues to Enthrall
by Juan Michael Porter II - Aug 22, 2016

'Lovely, never, never change. Keep your breathless charm. Won't you please arrange it? 'Cause I love you.' Those glorious Dorothy Fields penned lyrics to Jerome Kern's evergreen 'The Way You Look Tonight' bubbled through my head during Kilowatts Dance Theatre's joyful performance of Jaime Shannon's 'Flights and Follys'. It was just a couple of swells dancing with their lady-friends to the type of tunes that Gram and Pops listened to when new; back when 'it weren't no sin' to revel in the unabashed sunshine of life. How wonderful to visit those times again. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Tour to Open at The Bristol Hippodrome This OctoberBILLY ELLIOT Tour to Open at The Bristol Hippodrome This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool), Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). (more...)

DINNER AT THE TWITS Announces More Casting and Further Menu DetailsDINNER AT THE TWITS Announces More Casting and Further Menu Details
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The award-winning team behind the Olivier Award-nominated smash hit Alice's Adventures Underground and The Game's Afoot, in association with gastronomic wunderkinds Bompas & Parr, are delighted to announce further menu details and casting for Dinner at the Twits, a gloriously gruesome interactive theatrical dining experience from 4 September - 30 October at The Vaults, London. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre of Ventura Announces the Company's 2016 -2017 Mainstage Season STORIES THAT MATTERRubicon Theatre of Ventura Announces the Company's 2016 -2017 Mainstage Season STORIES THAT MATTER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company's 2016-2017 Season was publicly announced today at a special event hosted by Joe Spano(Emmy Award and L.A. Drama Critics' Circle Award-winning veteran of stage and screen) and Peter Van Norden (whose numerous credits include five Broadway shows, regional theatre, film and television). The two actors star as Marley and Scrooge, respectively, in the company's adaptation of A Christmas Carol, which was a Critic's Choice in the L.A. Times and will be reprised this December under the direction of Brian McDonald. The season also features the third play in Arlene Hutton's celebrated Nibroc Trilogy, Gulf View Drive, helmed by London-based director Katharine Farmer; Miche Braden reprising her Off-Broadway performance in The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith written by Angelo Parra and directed by Joe Brancato of Penguin Rep; the return of the most popular comedy in Rubicon history, A.R. Gurney's Sylvia, directed by Stephanie A. Coltrin; direct from Off-Broadway, The Other Mozart written by and starring Silvia Milo and directed by Isaac Byrne, about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's equally remarkable sister Nannerl; Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, Frank McGuinness' riveting tale based on a true story about three hostages held in Beirut in1986, directed by Katharine Farmer; and King Lear by William Shakespeare, directed by James O'Neil. (more...)

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