The Ensemble Theatre's SATCHEL PAIGE AND THE KANSAS CITY SWING Closes This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Ensemble Theatre closes its season-ender SATCHEL PAIGE AND THE KANSAS CITY SWING this Sunday, July 31. (more...)

THE FULL MONTY Now on Stage through August 14 in Wisconsin
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

 Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's professional theatrical icon, continues its 81st season throughAugust 14 with the lively, uplifting pop-rock musical that takes it all off, 'The Full Monty' with book by Terrence McNally and music and lyrics by David Yazbek.   'The Full Monty.'   'The Full Monty' contains adult themes, language and nudity. (more...)

Berkeley Rep: Eric Ting Directs AN OCTOROON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced that Eric Ting (current artistic director of California Shakespeare Theater) will direct An Octoroon, the final show in Berkeley Rep's 2016-17 season. (more...)

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast with Justin Sayre Welcomes Singer Carol Lipnik
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted its new episode, which features an interview with vocalist and songwriter Carol Lipnik. Called "an ethereal vocal phenomenon' by The New York Times, Lipnik tells Justin about her latest album "Almost Back to Normal," her Sundaynight residency at the downtown NYC club Pangea, and her influences from Mothra to Laura Nyro. She and Justin wax rhapsodic about Tennessee Williams, the 13th Century poet Rumi and B-movies of the 50s. Plus, Justin offers some simple tips on staying cool, calm and collected during the summer. SPARKLE & CIRCULATE was recently named among the "10 Comedy Podcasts You Should Listen To" by Backstage. All episodes are available on iTunes HERE.   (more...)

Boston Ballet to Present FIRST LOOK, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

What:              Boston Ballet proudly presents a one-day-only performance, First Look, featuring new and returning dancers in Boston Ballet II (BBII), the second company, and select Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Program (SDP) students. SDP students will perform alongside BBII company members in a range of works curated to reflect the main Company's diverse repertoire.  (more...)

Mel Gibson Drama Among Lineup for 73rd Annual Venice Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The line up for the 73rd Venice Film Festival was announced today. Among the films to be featured will be entries directed by Denis Villeneuve, Pablo Larrain, Derek Cianfrance, Tom Ford, and Terrence Malick. (more...)

Tyler Lepley to Star in TV One Original Film RINGSIDE
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

TV One steps into the sports arena with its latest original film, RINGSIDE. Written, produced and directed by nationally syndicated radio host Russ Parr (Hear No Evil, The Undershepherd, 35 and Ticking), Ringside stars Tyler Lepley (more...)

Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT to Hold 'Rock-A-Long' Performance This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The critically acclaimed production of Green Day's hit musical, American Idiot, will be performing a special 'Rock-A-Long' performance for one night only on Thursday 8 September 2016. Following the huge success of last year's event, audience members are encouraged to 'ROCK OUT' with the cast, following the musical's return to its London home at the Arts Theatre in July. (more...)

Second Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre 2016 Uptown Series' production of ENGAGEMENTS has been extended by one week and will now play through Saturday, August 20. (more...)

RLJ Entertainment Acquires Pierce Brosnan Thriller 'I.T.'
by Movies News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) has acquired all North American rights to the highly anticipated thriller I.T., directed by John Moore (more...)

BET Networks to Tickle Your Funny Bone with Star-Studded Fall 2016 Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Starting this fall, BET Networks will unleash a star studded lineup of can't miss original programming. From scripted to reality, the new and returning shows promise a season of comedy, family and hustle! (more...)

Christie Brinkley, Richard Kind and More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

New York's funniest show Celebrity Autobiography has a NYC show on August 29 at 8pm and two special performances in August in The Hamptons on August 26 at 7pm & 9:30pm at Guild Hall which will feature stars of stage and screen Christie Brinkley, Susan Lucci, Brooke Shields, Dick Cavett, Tovah Feldshuh & and Drama Desk-winners Eugene Pack & Dayle Reyfel. (more...)

Richard Lewis, Julie Halston, Paula Poundstone and More Set for August Comedy Nights at Bay Street
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. (more...)

BWW Review: JACKIE THE MUSICAL, King's Theatre, Glasgow, 26 July 26 2016
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 27, 2016

Once there was a time with no mobiles, no online dating and no Facebook, when teenage girls waited with bated breath by the letterbox for their weekly issue of Jackie Magazine. In Jackie The Musical we revisit those heady days, and tell the story of a recent divorcee who seeks advice once more from the pages of her old Jackie annuals. (more...)

West Coast Premiere THE BEAUTY, THE BANSHEE & ME: Award-Winning Autobiographical Play
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

What would you do if your original birth certificate was sealed by the courts, unobtainable, and your heart's desire was to know where you came from? Playwright/Performer Cathy Lind Hayes, adopted at three months old by celebrated entertainer Peter Lind Hayes and his beautiful actress/singer wife Mary Healy, embarks on a decades-long journey to learn the truth about where she came from and why she was given up. Cathy debuted The Beauty, The Banshee & Me at the 2014 United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City, winning the award for Best Autobiographical Show. In this deeply passionate, humorous, and poignant solo play, her search takes many turns as she tries to make sense of how she is the daughter of two very different women. Michael Allen Angel directs the West Coast Premiere of The Beauty, The Banshee & Me at the Whitefire Theatre beginning September 15. (more...)

Charles Busch, Carolee Carmello, Alexandra Silber and More Join Transport Group's PETER PAN in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

More exciting casting has been announced for Transport Group's benefit concert celebrating the classic 1954 musical, Peter Pan. (more...)

POSTER BOY, Starring Taylor Trensch and More, Opens This Weekend at Williamstown Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival hosts the opening night for the third Nikos Stage production of the 2016 Season Saturday, July 30th at 8:00pm with the world premiere of POSTER BOY (July 27th-August 7th). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at Project Shaw's THE APPLE CART
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 26, 2016

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continued its 11th Season with its 115th concert presentation with George Bernard Shaw's The Apple Cart last night at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

Broadway Theatre Titan James M. Nederlander Passes Away at 94
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

According to the New York Post, Broadway James M. Nederlander passed away last night, July 25. He was 94 years old.  (more...)

Boston Ballet to Present FIRST LOOK This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Boston Ballet presents a one-day-only performance, First Look, featuring new and returning dancers in Boston Ballet II (BBII), the second company, and select Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Program (SDP) students. SDP students will perform alongside BBII company members in a range of works curated to reflect the main Company's diverse repertoire. (more...)

B STREET THEATRE; Special Engagement World Premiere of CHESSMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

B Street Theatre, Sacramento's Resident New Works Theatre, is thrilled to present the World Premiere of Chessman. (more...)

BWW Blog: Clevelander's Invade Canada for the Shaw Festival 2016
by Roy Berko - Jul 25, 2016

Walking down Queen Street, the main shopping boulevard in beautiful Niagara-on-the Lake, during the third week of July, was like being in downtown Cleveland. Cav championship t-shirts and Indian's garb were worn by many of the strollers. Our Toronto friends shared that in almost every play they attended, their neighbors on one or both sides of their seats were from the Cleveland area. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jackie Burns of IF/THEN at Bushnell Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - Jul 25, 2016

Do you ever wonder what your life would have been like if you had made different choices? Would you have a different job? A different love? Would your life have been better, or maybe worse? In the first show of Hartford's 2016-2017 Bushnell Broadway Series, IF/THEN, one woman finds herself at the intersection of choice and chance, and takes audiences on a journey guided by the whims of fate. Playing, Elizabeth, the woman whose life splits into parallel paths due to one fateful choice, is Jackie Burns, a Connecticut native who is returning to her home state to bring this contemporary musical to the Bushnell stage. I caught up with Jackie to talk about the show and hear how it feels to return home with IF/THEN. (more...)

A CLASS ACT Opens at New World Stages Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5(340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. (more...)

Himax Technologies, Inc. Schedules Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results Conference Call for Thursday, August 11th at 8:00 AM EDT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

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Scoop: $100,000 PYRAMID on ABC - Thursday, August 11, 2016
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Get all the scoop on $100,000 PYRAMID, airing on ABC on Thursday, August 11, 2016! (more...)

Thou Hath No Fear to Shed All in Peregrine's FULL MONTY
by Kristen Morale - Jul 24, 2016

With a book by Terrence McNally, music and lyrics by David Yazbek and now under the direction of (and also featuring choreography by) Terry Norgeot, The Full Monty has arrived at the Provincetown Theatre, in association with Peregrine Theatre Ensemble. Based on the cult-hit film of the same name, this ten-time Tony-Award nominee is one of the most unconventionally 'real' musicals you are ever bound to say; it is a surprisingly dramatic story trapped in the body of a semi-comedic musical, and the songs are an added bonus in bringing both its characters and the audience away from real-life issues by the comedic way in which they are dealt with. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith: Doing Time in Education, Now in Rehearsal at the A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Urgent and inspiring, Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education outlines the civil rights crisis currently erupting at the intersection between America's education system and its mass incarceration epidemic. In act one, Anna Deavere Smith introduces the students, parents, teachers, and administrators caught in America's school-to-prison 'pipeline' through her trademark portrait performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: OMOTENASHI JOURNEY Takes Part in Mensa Third Thursday Lecture Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

'OMOTENASHI Journey,' the new musical project written and directed by Noriko Sunamoto (Japanese Production of 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Wicked,' 'Mamma Mia!,' Off-Broadway's 'The Jackie Mason Musical') collaborated with an intellectual lecture event hosted by the New York Greater Mensa last night, on July 21st. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Core Security Combines Identity, Vulnerability, and Now Network Detection and Response as The Industry's First Complete Actionable Insight Platform
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

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Chuck Cooper Rounds Out Roundabout's THE CHERRY ORCHARD Cast, Starring Diane Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Just announced this afternoon, Roundabout Theatre Company will welcome Chuck Cooper as 'Pischik,' joining Diane Lane, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey in a new production of The Cherry Orchard. (more...)

Boston Ballet Announces Roster, FIRST LOOK for BBII
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

July 20, 2016 (BOSTON, MA)—Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announced the 2016–17 season roster for Boston Ballet II (BBII), the second company, which will be comprised of 14 dancers. Both new and returning BBII dancers will perform together for the first time in First Look, a new program featuring a range of works curated to reflect the main Company's diverse repertoire. Select Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Program (SDP) students will also perform alongside BBII company members in this one-day-only performance. First Look takes place on Saturday, July 30 at 3 pm in Boston Ballet's grand rehearsal studio at its South End headquarters, which transforms into an intimate, state-of-the-art black box theater. (more...)

I LOVE DICK & More Set for Amazon's 2016 Comedy Pilot Season
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Amazon today announced the lineup for its 2016 comedy pilot season which will debut August 19 in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan. (more...)

Laura Benanti on Bringing Melania Trump Impression to SNL: 'Yes, Please!'
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 20, 2016

In a new interview with ET, Broadway's Laura Benanti discussed the events which led up to her dead-on impression of Melania Trump on last night's LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT. (more...)

BWW Interview: Obioma Ugoala On Joining MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Marianka Swain - Jul 20, 2016

Actor Obioma Ugoala has appeared in numerous RSC productions, including Richard II, Henry IV Part 1 & II and Henry V, as well Holy Warriors at the Globe and The Physicists at the Donmar. His screen credits include Doctors on the BBC and Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. He has recently joined the West End cast of Motown the Musical, playing soul legend Smokey Robinson. (more...)

VIDEO: Laura Benanti Channels Melania Trump in Hilarious LATE SHOW Skit
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 20, 2016

Last night, LATE SHOW host Stephen Colbert decided to take advantage of the eerie resemblance, bringing out Benanti to portray Ms. Trump in a skit mocking her recent RNC speech, which many believed had been plagiarized. (more...)

RedFynn Technologies Announces New Director of Business Development
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

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DEAR DAYCARE PARENT is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

NEWINGTON, Conn., July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Two industry-leading trade publications have honored Dear Daycare Parent: The Must-have Guide to Daycare for Working Parents with 'starred reviews'. In their May 15, 2016 edition, Library Journal stated, 'This visually pleasing title for day-care parents does not disappoint.' Library Journal recommended the book for all libraries. On June 13, 2016 Kirkus Reviews bestowed a starred review to Dear Daycare Parent, and stated, 'An indispensable manual for parents venturing into the unknown territory of day care.' (more...)

Boston Ballet II Roster Announced; FIRST LOOK Set for July 30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announced the 2016-17 season roster for Boston Ballet II (BBII), the second company, which will be comprised of 14 dancers. (more...)

Welcome to the Renaissance! Meet the New Company of SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Everything is changing at the St. James Theatre! As BroadwayWorld previously announced, the smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! has recently welcomed a slew of new principal cast members for its second year on Broadway.  The production now stars  Will Chase (Shakespeare), Catherine Brunell (Portia), Josh Grisetti (Nigel Bottom) and Leslie Kritzer (Bea), who were welcomed to the Renaissance yesterday July 18, and Rob McClure (Nick Bottom), who joined the cast just last month. Get to know the new cast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Artisan Center Theater's CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN opens at Artisan Center Theater on Friday, July 22, 2016 and runs through Saturday, August 20, 2016. The 150 seat Second Stage theater is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

BWW Review: First Run Theater's Engaging TRICK AND ANOTONIA
by Chris Gibson - Jul 19, 2016

I did some creative work for First Run Theater during their early years, underscoring some shows, and even directing a couple of one acts. I admired the fact that they provided a testing ground, a full staging, of works by local playwrights. That's an opportunity that goes far beyond a staged reading, and actually brings an author's vision to life with an immediacy that's filtered through the talent that presents it. I went back to a theater I hadn't stepped a foot in in years, and saw what I think is one their finest productions, TRICK AND ANOTONIA, written by Jenn Ciavarella. Although it could still use a bit of tightening, its a compelling tale, the actors all do solid work, and Landon Shaw's direction and scenic design is very thoughtfully conceived and executed. (more...)

Audiences Adore LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Now Playing at the Nevada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Audiences are offering high praise for the Sierra Stages production of the hit musical 'Little Shop of Horrors' now playing through August 6 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. 'A truly great show! The cast was wonderful and we had a terrific Sunday afternoon.' - Anne S. 'We considered the whole experience 'Over the Top WOW'!!! I'm so lucky to get to see it TWO more times!' - Aileen T. 'What a fabulous show! This is a fun one, and so well presented, I might have to try to see it twice! - Gypsy K. 'The cast was first rate, with Seymour and Audrey just packing in the fast songs, the street girls perfect, loved the dentist! What a treat.' - Susan G. 'A garden of talent with great voices, a marvelous band and some wonderful surprises. Really thoroughly enjoyed this production!' - Sallee K. 'Best musical I've ever seen in my almost 30 years in Nevada County! (and I've seen a lot!) Loved everything about it - Linda K. (more...)

Des Moines Playhouse Announces 2016 Dionysos Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse for the 2015-16 Dionysos Awards on Sunday, July 24. The Dionysos Awards celebrates the contributions of more than 1,700 individuals, giving 77,000 hours annually as actors and backstage and front-of-house volunteers.     The evening will begin with a social event at 5:30 PM. (more...)

Lynn University Announces Schedule 2016-17 Live at Lynn Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

BOCA RATON, Florida, July 13, 2016 - Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, today announced that both season subscriptions and individual show tickets are available for the popular Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series.  (more...)

Edinburgh Fest Hit SISTER CITIES to Make Chicago Premiere with Chimera Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Artistic Director Rainee Denham and Chimera Ensemble are proud to present the Chicago premiere of Colette Freedman's Sister Cities, directed by Ashley Neal, August 20 - September 18 at The Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee.   (more...)

Attend the Tale of SWEENEY TODD, Starring Benedict Campbell, at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Jackie Maxwell concludes her 14-year tenure as the Shaw Festival's Artistic Director with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – A Musical Thriller, by legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim. Previews of her production of this compelling musical thriller, with its unusual take on the notion of “eat or be eaten”, began its limited run July 17 – with additional matinees already added for October 18 and 19. (more...)

Photo FLASH: Cast of RUTHLESS! Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash, RUTHLESS! The Musical, marked its one-year anniversary on July 13th and the cast celebrated into the wee hours at Becco. RUTHLESS! opened July 13, 2015 to unanimous rave reviews led by Rex Reed who called the show, 'Malicious & Delicious...A Total Joy!' Just some of the celebrities who have been spotted in the audience so far include Ron Howard, Regis & Joy Philbin, Bernadette Peters, Lynn Cohen, Chelsie Hightower, Mario Cantone, Dmitry Chaplin, Laura Bell Bundy, Barbara Eden, Jan Maxwell, Legacy, Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi), Jackie Hoffman, Sierra Boggess, and Dame Gillian Lynne. The original cast recording, produced by Robert Sher, is set for release later this summer. (more...)

AUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its upcoming 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Writer, Director & Producer Judd Apatow Honored with Just For Laughs 2016 Generation Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Writer, director and producer Judd Apatow is to be honoured with the 2016 Generation Award at the Just For Laughs Awards presented by Air Canada. (more...)

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