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Review Roundup: Zac Efron, Seth Rogan Battle as THE NEIGHBORS
by Matt Tamanini - May 9, 2014

Being compared to such classic frat-house comedies like ANIMAL HOUSE, REVENGE OF THE Nerds, and OLD SCHOOL, THE NEIGHBORS opens up in theaters nationwide on Friday. Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne lead the cast of Neighbors, a comedy about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. (more...)

TBS Orders YOUR FAMILY OR MINE, Starring Kyle Howard, Kat Foster and More
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2014

TBS has given the greenlight to Your Family or Mine, a new domestic comedy with a twist starring Kyle Howard (Royal Pains, My Boys), Kat Foster ('Til Death, Royal Pains), Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl, The American President) and JoBeth Williams (Poltergeist, Dexter). Based on an enormously popular Israeli comedy from Keshet International, the series is being executive produced by Greg Malins (Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Will & Grace); Jamie Tarses (Happy Endings, Franklin & Bash); Keshet's Rubi Duanias, Yaniv Polishuk, Avi Nir and Ran Telem; and Teddy Productions' Tamira Yardeni. Your Family or Mine comes to TBS by Sony Pictures Television, Jamie Tarses' Fanfare Productions, Keshet International and Teddy Productions. (more...)

Seth Rogen, Andy Samberg, Aziz Ansari & More Set for Just For Laughs and ComedyPRO this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

The 32nd edition of the Just For Laughs Festival, presented by Videotron in association with Loto-Quebec, promises to be the most star-studded lineup ever with a living legend, TV and cinema's biggest comedy names, top touring comedians, cult-favourites and up-and-comers all converging on Montreal this summer. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Alice Ripley, Justin Guarini, Marilyn Maye and More Set for 54 Below, June-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

This June, July and August, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Jeremy Kushnier Helms 'Un-Ironically Enthusiastic Concert of Nerds' with Live-Stream Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014

Jeremy Kushnier, Leenya Rideout, and Jarvis Darrell will lead an army of Nerds on parade in the Un-Ironically Enthusiastic concert, showcasing original songs by original geeks featuring famous noobs and all the cool kids, today May 3. (more...)

MY BOY to Run 5/30-6/7 at Gorilla Tango Bucktown
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Nealshow Productions will present 'My Boy,' a world-premiere satirical dark comedy by Dave Satterwhite and Pat Radke. Full of bawdy humor and unexpected turns, 'My Boy' runs Friday, May 30, 2014 and Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm as well as Friday, June 13, 2014 at midnight. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at gorillatango.com/bucktown or by calling 773-598-4549. (more...)

TBS Announces 10 Comics to Compete in New Series FUNNIEST WINS
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2014

TBS has unveiled the 10 talented comedians slated to compete against one another in Funniest Wins, a new series that's all about the laughs. (more...)

TBS Orders Additional Episodes of Howie Mandel's DEAL WITH IT
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2014

TBS has extended the second season of Deal With It, adding 10 episodes to the hidden-camera competition series, which returns this fall. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'Wait, Wait' Marathon Leaves San Diego Howling
by Erica Miner - May 2, 2014

The masterful comics of NPR's Wait, Wait… Don't Tell Me! delivered a panoply of laughs, hoots, howls and giggles to a sold-out audience at the San Diego Civic Theatre (more...)

NC Theatre Celebrating 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

On May 24th, 1984, North Carolina Theatre, opened its doors to their very first production, Camelot. Under the direction of De Ann Jones, the production starred Terrence Mann as 'King Arthur' and Sharon Lawrence as 'Guinevere.' Both actors have since gone on to have play countless other roles on stage, TV and film. The show opened with 825 season tickets sold and a total audience of 24,000. Upon Camelot's opening, The Raleigh Times proclaimed that 'Broadway had finally come to Raleigh.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Pays Tribute to Kander and Ebb with ALL THAT JAZZ at Strathmore
by Jennifer Perry - May 16, 2014

Stellar vocalists and instrumentalists deliver a fine and worthy tribute to John Kander and Fred Ebb. (more...)

Dustin Diamond Headed Back to Off-Broadway's BAYSIDE! THE MUSICAL! This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Due to overwhelming demand Bayside! The Musical!, the unauthorized musical parody of TV's #1 teen drama 'Saved By The Bell' welcomes back Bayside High Alumni Dustin Diamond, who played the iconic Screech on 'Saved By The Bell', this weekend, May 15, 16 & 17. (more...)

Telit M2M Technology to Help Turtles and Tourism on North Carolina Coast
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Because coastal economies rely heavily on tourism from public access to beaches, business and environmental interests must balance the popularity of coastal towns with requirements for the preservation of sea turtle nesting areas prescribed in The Endangered Species Act. (more...)

Scoop: BET ON YOUR BABY on ABC - Saturday, May 31, 2014
by - May 14, 2014

Get all the scoop on BET ON YOUR BABY, airing on ABC on Saturday, May 31, 2014! (more...)

TNT & TBS Unveil 2014-2015 Development Slates
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2014

At its upfront presentation, TNT and TBS revealed details of their upcoming development slates. Check out series descriptions below! (more...)

BWW CD REVIEW: The Original Broadway Cast Recording of BEAUTIFUL is Toe-Tapping Good and Pays Stellar Tribute to an Icon
by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues - May 14, 2014

THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING) is an ode to many icons, but with well deserved special attention to Carole King. Each and every track was expertly chosen, and brilliantly executed by the extremely talented cast. (more...)

NBC Announces its Fall 2014-15 Schedule; Full Show Descriptions & First Look Videos!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 12, 2014

Coming off a season in which the network catapulted to No. 1 in the 18-49 demo and saw double-digit improvement in many prominent timeslots, NBC has announced a line-up of popular returning series, inventive new comedies, compelling new dramas and season seven of the Emmy Award-winning musical competition series 'The Voice.' (more...)

New Relic's Tech Conference FutureStack14 Takes Bigger Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - New Relic, Inc., the software analytics company, today announced early bird pricing to attend FutureStack14, the company's annual technology conference where attendees build and imagine the future of modern software. After a sell-out inaugural FutureStack13, New Relic is returning to San Francisco on Oct. 8 - 9 at the Fort Mason Center, a scenic and historic venue on the shores of the San Francisco Bay. This year FutureStack14 is taking a bigger stage and will host more than 1,000 data Nerds for two full days of talks from leading developers, forward-thinkers and culture-changers. The challenge: to build, imagine and strengthen a culture of connections between people and their data. (more...)

Dustin Diamond Headed Back to Off-Broadway's BAYSIDE! THE MUSICAL!, 5/15-17
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Due to overwhelming demand Bayside! The Musical!, the unauthorized musical parody of TV's #1 teen drama "Saved By The Bell" welcomes back Bayside High Alumni Dustin Diamond, who played the iconic Screech on "Saved By The Bell", on May 15, 16 & 17. (more...)

Emily Bergl, Lesli Margherita & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Liz McCartney Gets Houston Ready for TUTS' THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Kristina Nungaray - Jun 3, 2014

We are quickly approaching summertime in the city, and Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) is gearing up to provide Houstonians a cool opportunity to catch a fun, family show, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. Like the beloved film, this production is sure to delight with familiar songs and all of our favorite characters. (more...)

Scoop: WIPEOUT on ABC - Sunday, June 29, 2014
by - Jun 25, 2014

Get all the scoop on WIPEOUT, airing on ABC on Sunday, June 29, 2014! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jodi Darling - Stars in Her Eyes
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Jun 2, 2014

I have always been a sponge and I have and still have stars in my eyes when I see a performance that moves me. (more...)

TBS Greenlights Third Season of KING OF THE NERDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Nerdvana will be searching for its next ruler as TBS has ordered a third season of its unique competition series King of the Nerds. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/18/14 - GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Tony Comes Home, A 'Very' HEATHERS Prom & More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 18, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Pose with a Tony Award at 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE', have a 'very' experience at the HEATHERS prom, and prep your piece for AMERICAN IDOL auditions, all starting today! (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse Announces Entire Cast for 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Alexander Fraser, Robyn Goodman, Stephen Kocis, and Josh Fiedler announce complete casting for the remaining 2014 75th anniversary summer seaso (more...)

Tonight's NERDS Concert at 54 Below with Wesley Taylor, Lauren Molina & More Sells Out
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

The concert version of Nerds, a new Broadway-bound musical, tonight, Wednesday, June 11 at 54 Below, 254 W. 54th Street, is now sold out. The concert will feature a cast of Broadway favorites, including Theater World Award winner Wesley Taylor ("Smash," Rock of Ages), Helen Hayes Award winner Lauren Molina (Candide, Sweeney Todd), Charlie Pollock (Violet, Love's Labour's Lost), Laura Dreyfuss (Once, Hair). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Nikka & Mo Discuss Silly Surprises for The Ensemblist Live Anniversary Show
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 11, 2014

Patrick Hinds, host of Theater People Podcast, recently told me that he considers The Ensemblist to be the Radio Lab of theatre podcasts. For podcast aficionados, that is extremely high (and well-deserved) praise. Nikka Graff Lanzarone (WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, CHICAGO) and Mo Brady (THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SMASH) are two Broadway vets that have been giving listeners a look at Broadway 'from the inside out' for over a year. Next week, they are having a party to celebrate, and you're invited. (more...)

BWW Interview: Timothy Busfield and Melissa Gilbert Talk Stage, Screen, Sorkin, and Working Together
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 11, 2014

Recently married, actors Timothy Busfield and Melisa Gilbert, now transplanted to Michigan, have had big careers so far, and huge plans upcoming. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - PIPPIN!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's Pippin below! (more...)

X-Men Rap and Burlesque Show Comes to Webster Hall, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Wolverine. Storm. Nightcrawler. Kitty Pryde. The X-Men have become household names, infiltrating every faction of culture in the real world -- and now they are taking it to the stage. For one night only, on today, July 25, Nearly Naked Nerds and Lefty Lucy welcome Nerdcore Rapper Adam WarRock as he joins forces with some of New York's favorite neo-burlesque stars at Webster Hall to celebrate all things X-Men, from comics and cartoons to the movies and video games, ONLY in the X-TRAVAGANZA! (more...)

Cast of Netflix's ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK to Visit TBS's 'Conan', 8/4
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

TBS's late-night show CONAN will welcome the cast of the Emmy(R)-nominated Netflix original comedy series Orange Is The New Black on Monday, Aug. 4, (more...)

A&E to Premiere New Original Series EPIC INK, 8/20
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

A&E Network presents the new original series “Epic Ink,” following the artwork and exploits of the staff at a tattoo shop unlike any other (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Debra Monk!
by Ken Womble - Jul 18, 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). In anticipation of the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Debra Monk! (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago with Josh Young, Erin Mackey & More; Broadway in Sights
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced complete ensemble casting for the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). (more...)

The Orchard Acquires Rights to Dan Harmon Doc HARMONTOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Orchard, a pioneering independent music, film and video distribution company and top-ranked MCN, has acquired theatrical and digital rights spanning North America and the U.K. to Harmontown. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MISS EMMA'S MATCHMAKING SERVICE FOR LITERARY CHARACTERS Offers an Ode to Book Lovers
by Heather Nadolny - Jul 14, 2014

The Ad Hoc Players give Capital Fringe 2014 a funny, witty, and intelligent love song to book Nerds. (more...)

Scoop: WIPEOUT on ABC - Sunday, August 3, 2014
by - Jul 14, 2014

Get all the scoop on WIPEOUT, airing on ABC on Sunday, August 3, 2014! (more...)

Bay Area Local and Broadway Actress Lexy Fridell to Bring BRACE YOURSELF to Transcendence Theatre, 7/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

The Transcendence Theatre Company announces Lexy Fridell's one-woman show "Brace Yourself! Tales of Braces, Broadway, Dating & Drool," as the first concert in the 2014 Transcendence Artist Series this summer. This series of concerts is a collection of transcendent performers presented in intimate and breathtaking locations throughout Sonoma County. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Theater People Podcast Host Patrick Hinds Discusses Booking Dream-Guest Karen Olivo
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 6, 2014

At the beginning of this year, a new theatre-centric podcast debuted, and has been supplying extremely insightful and heartfelt stories ever since. One of the show's charms is the amount of love and appreciation that host Patrick Hinds shows each guest. For their most recent episode, Hinds interviewed Tony-winner Karen Olivo, and what resulted was a moving hour of conversation. Olivo has been one of Broadway's most talented stars for over a decade, but in 2013, she decide to 'retire' and leave New York City. (more...)

TBS to Air Season One of CBS Comedy MOM
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Mom, the award-winning CBS comedy starring Anna Faris and Emmy(R) winner Allison Janney, is coming to TBS for a special four-week run designed to build excitement for the show's second season. (more...)

Debbie Reynolds to be Honored with 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Debbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest honor: (more...)

The Playboy Tour with Barely Alive + Dodge & Fuski Comes to the Fox Theatre, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Z2 Entertainment will present the Playboy Tour with Barely Alive + Dodge & Fuski at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, October 12th, 2014. (more...)

Jeremy Kushnier to Helm 'Un-Ironically Enthusiastic Concert of Nerds' with Live-Stream Performance, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Jeremy Kushnier, Leenya Rideout, and Jarvis Darrell will lead an army of Nerds on parade in the Un-Ironically Enthusiastic concert, showcasing original songs by original geeks featuring famous noobs and all the cool kids, on Saturday May 3. (more...)

Erin Mackey, Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper & More Will Join Josh Young in World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced additional principal casting for the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). (more...)

Syfy Unveils New Unscripted Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Syfy today announced a compelling and bold new unscripted development slate of seven projects featuring docuseries about family run horror houses and a special effects pyrotechnics company, Silicon Valley billionaires, fascinating men and women confronting the apocalypse, to the geek pub quiz phenomenon and surviving a disaster – alone. (more...)

VIDEO: Jeremy Kushnier Gears Up for Un-Ironically Enthusiastic Concert, Featuring Drew Aber and Beth Kirkpatrick
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2014

Jeremy Kushnier, Beth Kirkpatrick, & Drew Aber rehearse with Josh Freilich for the upcoming concert of brand-new nerd songs by the geekiest new writers. They're all getting ready for serious fan-dom and nerdtastic jubilation at 'Un-Ironically Enthusiastic' on Saturday May 3 at 7pm, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on 42nd and 9th Ave in Times Square. Showcasing the talent of geeky writers from the new-composer cliques, hosted by fangirl Dana Aber (Big Thunder Productions), and featuring rad performers of the famous variety: Broadway's Jeremy Kushnier (Footloose, Next to Normal, Jesus Christ Super Star) as badboy Tony Stark, Leenya Rideout (War Horse, Cyrano de Bergerac, Company) as comicbook-nerd grown-up, and Drew Aber (Tale of Two Cities) as a Pikachu devotee, VH1's Jarvis Derrell (#shehashadit), youtube sensation BrentalFloss's Brent Black, NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation Erica Lustig (Hair nat'l tour), Beth Kirkpatrick (Les Mis nat'l tour), Verse Academy's Frantz Jerome, Blackie O-Nasty, Joseph Spitale, Drew Cotton, JP Moraga, Avery Royal, Jennifer Simpson, and Long-Island Wookiee Louis Nunez. Keep your gamer headsets tuned to the common channel, they're queueing up for a MEGABLITZ Saturday May 3 at 7pm! (more...)

Naked Girls Reading Presents NERDETTES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

The Nerds have inherited the earth. Long live the Nerds! On the heels of Awesome Con, DC's official Naked Girls present Nerdettes to prove without a doubt Nerds are sexy. Naked Girls Reading is a performance of Burlesque ladies who love to read tales of Hobbits, Mutants and The Doctor. Cherokee Rose, is delighted to return to the DCAC with the Nerdalicious Gigi Holliday, Cherie Sweetbottom and Alice Darling to display their sexily intelligent skills tonight, April 26, at 10pm. Dress in your best Nerd themed costume for our Nerdettes costume contest! (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- LES MISERABLES' Samantha Hill
by BWW Staff - Apr 25, 2014

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this week's edition, we caught up with Andy Mientus, who is starring as 'Marius' in Les Miserables- currently playing at the Imperial Theatre. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Bobby Conte Thornton, Robin De Jesus, Telly Leung & More to Star in Paper Mill Playhouse's GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse concludes its 75th Anniversary Season with America's favorite musical, Grease. With book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, Grease will be directed by Daniel Goldstein with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Additional songs are by John Farrar, Barry Gibb, Scott Simon and Louis St. Louis. Grease will play the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from May 28 through June 29, 2014. The official press opening night is Sunday, June 1, at 7:00pm. Paper Mill Playhouse's 75th Anniversary Season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. (more...)

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