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The Society for the Preservation of Theatrical History presents STAGE STRUCK: Reclaiming the History  of Women
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Society for the Preservation of Theatrical History in association with New Perspectives Theatre Company (NPTC) is pleased to present a limited run engagement of STAGE STRUCK: Reclaiming the History of Women in Theatre written and performed by Paula Ewin*, Ginger Grace*, Mari Lyn Henry, Judy Rosenblatt*, and Sandhi Santini. Additional text is by Melody Brooks. The production runs May 19-22, 2017 at New Perspectives Studio, 458 W 37th Street (more...)

The Paley Center for Media Announces the Paley Honors: Celebrating Women in Television Presented by Verizon on May 17 in New York
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

'I'm thrilled to be honored by the prestigious Paley Center for Media,' said Carol Burnett. 'I will always be grateful for the opportunity to be on television as long as I have. It is a wonderful and powerful medium that, when done well, can impact millions of lives in a positive way. It's very exciting to take part in this special evening with these amazing women.' (more...)

FOX Cancels ROSEWOOD Drama Series After Two Seasons
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2017

FOX network has cancelled ROSEWOOD after two seasons. The drama series stars, starring Morris Chestnut and Jaina Lee Ortiz airs Fridays on FOX. (more...)

Inland Adds HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press to Support Flexible Packaging Growth
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017


Judy Gold & Randy Rainbow Will Roast Michael Musto for Charity; More Stars Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Lug Nut Entertainment in association with the world popular dating app SCRUFF, has announced that comedian Judy Gold and internet sensation Randy Rainbow will join the cast of FORK ON THE LEFT, KNIFE IN THE BACK: BROADWAY ROASTS MICHAEL MUSTO. (more...)

All-Star Cast Set For World Premiere Docudrama THE TUG OF WAR
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

With the world on the brink of war, the judgment of an untested president is called into question. What kind of intellectual and emotional stamina does it take to make the right decision? (more...)

Photo Flash: Nick Adams, Jackie Burns, Lilli Cooper, Lesli Margherita and More Sing Lady Gaga
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Yesterday night, some of the brightest talents on Broadway were featured in Broadway Sings Lady Gaga, the latest concert in the Broadway Sings concert series. Scroll down for photos of them in action! (more...)

The Lovely Candy Company' Pioneers Honey Gummies
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Growing its footprint in premium confections, the Lovely Candy Company announces its new honey gummies. (more...)

The Drag Queens of Comedy 2017 to Bring Uproarious Drag Queens to Times Square
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

History will be made in Times Square in May when the 'Crossroads of America' plays host to The Drag Queens of Comedy 2017, featuring 10 of the most outrageous and uproarious drag queens to ever throw shade over the 'Great White Way.' Producer, celebutante and heiress Sasha Soprano presents the largest drag queen show ever served up to The Big Apple! (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, May 8 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)

BWW Review: WILD PARTY Captivates the Crowd at CSUF
by Erica Garcia - May 8, 2017

California State University, Fullerton closes off their Spring 2017 Season with a dark yet thrilling production of Andrew Lippa's WILD PARTY. (more...)

Photo Flash: Anna Deveare Smith, Cast of THE WOLVES and More at Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary Writers Block Party
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Playwrights Realm, led by Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director, and Roberta Pereira, Producing Director, celebrated its tenth anniversary with the annual Writers Block Party honoring Realm Board Member and award-winning playwright and actor, Anna Deavere Smith. The Writers Block Party took place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in the Samuel B. & David Rose Building, and was hosted by Lauren Patten (Fun Home, The Wolves). Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Michael Healey's New Work 1979 to Begin This Weekend at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

After making a stop in Ottawa, Michael Healey's razor-sharp politically charged satire 1979 begins previews in Niagara-on-the-Lake on May 20. Several unplugged performances of the Eric Coates-directed production are scheduled at the Court House Theatre and Royal George Theatre before the production settles in the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre beginning October 1. (more...)

DangerSwitch's INTO THE DEEPS to Premiere at Theatre Off Jackson
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

DangerSwitch, Seattle's wildest physical theatre ensemble, launches Into the Deeps, premiering at Theatre Off Jackson June 8-17. (more...)

BWW Interview: Comedians Tollie (Tollie) Jones, Peter Davenport and Chris Davis talk about the boom of comedy in Birmingham.
by David Edward Perry - May 18, 2017

Three of Birmingham's best give me their thoughts on the rise of comedy in Birmingham (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel at the New Dramatists 68th Annual Spring Luncheon
by Walter McBride - May 17, 2017

Just yesterday, New Dramatists, Tony® Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, honored 10-time Tony Award®-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Outstanding Career Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

Drag Superstar Jackie Beat to Headline Martinis Above Fourth
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

???????Are you ready for the trashiest tunes, the dirtiest ditties, the most-scandalous songs? Then you're in the mood for…  THE VERY WORST OF Jackie BEAT! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bobby Rydell Has An Evening At The Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 17, 2017

 An Evening With… are three of the most powerful words in the entertainment world and they are so often posted and signify an event that can only happen at the Friars Club.  In the early days of the club it was  an evening with James Cagney, George M. Cohan and other show business greats.  Then came evenings with Milton Berle, Frank Sinatra, and many other legends.  (more...)

White Bear Theatre presents CHUMMY by John Foster
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Chummy explores the mind of a serial killer in the moments before his first murder. Desperate to control himself, the mysterious psychopath 'Chummy' pleads with private investigator Jackie Straker to stop him killing in a gripping new stage play by BAFTA winner John Foster (Letters from a Killer, BBC's Omnibus). A 21st century theatre-noir, Chummy is a thrilling story of addiction, obsession and the lack of support that drives people to act on their most secret desires. (more...)

COST OF LIVING Begins Performances Tonight at MTC's Stage I
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), begins performances tonight, Tuesday May 16, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Playwright Heidi Schreck to Star in WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME for Clubbed Thumb's SUMMERWORKS
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb (Maria Striar, Producing Artistic Director; Sarah McLellan,Managing Director; Michael Bulger, Associate Artistic Director) announced today that Heidi Schreck (I Love Dick) will join the cast of her play, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME during this season's SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. (more...)

2Cellos Take Fans to the Movies with New Album 'Score', Out Now
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

2CELLOS, music's most electric and dynamic instrumental duo, go to the movies for their new Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks album Score, available now. (more...)

ABC Releases Trailers for Shondaland's FOR THE PEOPLE, Zach Braff's ALEX, INC & More!
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2017-18 slate of programming. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, unveiled the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities. Check out trailers for the new shows below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Amy Toporek of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage
by Leigh Scheps - May 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, opened last weekend at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017. BroadwayWorld's Leigh Scheps talks with star, Amy Toporek, about her involvement with the show since inception plus what it's like performing on stage with Broadway's John Treacy Egan. (more...)

ABC Exec Confirms ROSEANNE Revival; Original Cast to Return
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

In a conference call with reporters today, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey confirmed that a revival of the hit 1990's comedy series ROSEANNE will air sometime during the 2017-18 season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Get Ready for Laughs at the BIRMINGHAM COMEDY FESTIVAL
by David Edward Perry - May 16, 2017

THE BIRMINGHAM COMEDY FESTIVAL is first and only comedy festival in the state of Alabama. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway's Pamela Bob Screens Original TV Series LIVIN' ON A PRAIRIE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Last night, Broadway's Pamela Bob (Hand to God, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder) held a premiere screening of her original TV series "Livin' On A Prairie" Cast, crew and friends gathered at The Brazen Tavern in midtown to watch the 6 episode series created by and starring Pamela Bob.  (more...)

Mary J. Blige Announces 'Strength of a Woman' North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Nine-time GRAMMY® Award-winner, Golden Globe® Award nominee and multiplatinum R&B legend Mary J. Blige has announced plans to embark on her highly anticipated North American STRENGTH OF A WOMAN TOUR. (more...)

Shaina Taub, Molly Pope and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from May 18-29, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

: 'Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Murders'; 'The Brave' (more...)

NBC Reveals 2017-18 Winning Lineup Featuring New Shows & Bold Scheduling Moves
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

On the heels of a victorious 2016-17 season, NBC has announced a new season lineup that builds upon its remarkable stability while adding a rich variety of new series. (more...)

Porter Carroll, Jr. to Bring THE EVOLUTION OF CABARET to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Porter Carroll, Jr. in The Evolution of Cabaret. (more...)

Paramore Announce North American 'Tour Two,' Launching This September
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Fueled By Ramen recording group Paramore is celebrating the release of their acclaimed fifth studio album with a wide-ranging storm of international activity. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Tony Nominees - OSLO's Jefferson Mays
by Walter McBride - May 15, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role in a Play nominee for Oslo- Jefferson Mays, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Netflix Shares New Images & Official Trailer for Original Series GLOW
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

Below, Netflix shares new images and an official trailer for the original series GLOW, premiering Friday, June 23 in all territories where Netflix is available! (more...)

by TV News Desk - May 14, 2017

NBC has just released the trailers for two brand new series coming to the network this fall. Check out the trailers below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Justin Sayre Discusses Bringing THE MEETING* to an End, Creating Queer Spaces, and What's Next For the Show's Creator
by Troy Frisby - May 13, 2017

Justin Sayre is calling the final editions of THE MEETING* to order. For eight seasons, over seven-and-a-half years, he has led the International Order of Sodomites---the IOS for short---as the Chairman of the "centuries-old organization promoting the lives and legacies of the LGBTQIA community." The final two shows of the acclaimed comedy/variety show, set for Sunday, May 14 at 7:00 and 9:30 pm at Joe's Pub, have long sold out. Yet they'll be broadcast online via Joe's Pub Livestream, with Sayre also taking over the Joe's Pub Instagram account that same day. Before he flew over from Los Angeles for those final shows, we spoke with Justin over the phone about what THE MEETING* has meant to him over the years, why it's time to call it quits, and what's next. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues their 55th season with the popular tradition of an Outdoor Stage production, this year featuring A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, Tituss Burgess, and More Broadway Stars Join Vulture Festival Lineup
by Stephanie Wild - May 12, 2017

Vulture Festival has announced multiple upcoming events featuring stage and screen favorites Neil Patrick Harris, Tituss Burgess, and Michael Shannon, along with the casts of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Orange is the New Black. (more...)

Nominees For 18th Annual Golden Trailer Awards Revealed As The Entertainment Industry Celebrates The Best In Motion Picture Trailers And Television Marketing
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017


Justin Vivian Bond and More Sign on for THE MEETING*'s Final Shows at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will conclude its acclaimed eight year run this Sunday, May 14 with two performances at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. (more...)

Sundance Institute Gathers Emerging Global & U.S. Creators at 2017 Directors and Screenwriters Labs
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Thirteen new independent feature projects from Cuba, Chile, Kenya, the UK and the U.S. have been selected for the 2017 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs in Utah's Wasatch Mountains. These Labs are the centerpiece of the nonprofit Institute's year-round support for independent artists. (more...)

KING LIZ to Play Windy City Playhouse Beginning 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for Fernanda Coppel's "King Liz," Windy City Playhouse's second show of the 2017 season, playing May 24 through July 16. Under the direction of Chuck Smith, the "fierce and compelling" (The New York Times) production stars Lanise Shelley as Liz Rico, a powerful NBA sports agent vying for a promotion to head her entire company. When Freddie Luna (played by Eric Gerard), a young, talented rookie, comes under her wing, Liz faces the biggest challenge of her career: trust her gut with the new player, or risk everything she's built for herself. The cast of "King Liz" also features Philip Edward Van Lear as Coach Jones, Jackie Alamillo as Gabby Fuentes, Caron Buinis as Barbara Flowers and Frank Nall as Mr. Candy. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts Announces 2017 Applause Awards Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces the 2017 recipients of the Applause Awards, boasting a range of students and talent from 32 schools in Central Florida. (more...)

Unexpected Stage Company's OBLIVION Takes the Stage at New Bethesda Venue
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

As part of its eighth season, Unexpected Stage Company presents Carly Mensch's Oblivion, a comedy which challenges assumptions about parenting, religion, and the nature of spirituality. The production will run July 13 to August 6 in the Fireside Room, an intimate 40-seat venue, at the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation building, located at 6301 River Road in Bethesda.   General admission tickets, priced $10 to $27.50, are on sale via phone at 800-838-3006, online at, and at the door subject to availability. A special Pay-What-You-Wish preview performance is scheduled for Thursday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m. For information, please call 301-337-8290 or visit   (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club's FULFILLMENT CENTER Announces Full Casting; Performances Begin June 6
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce complete casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC). (more...)

BWW Review: You Can't Stop the Beat at Golden West College's HAIRSPRAY
by Erica Garcia - May 11, 2017

Golden West College brings to life a vibrant production of Hairspray for their Spring 2017 Musical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' SISTER ACT
by - May 11, 2017

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find themselves up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood. Performances May 11-13, 2017 at 8pm and May 14th at 3:00 pm.  Doors open 30 minutes prior.  Northland Performing Arts Center (NPAC), 4411 Tamarack Blvd, Columbus, Ohio  43229.  Visit for information on purchasing tickets. (more...)

Justin Sayre's THE MEETING* to Livestream Final Shows from Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will conclude its acclaimed eight year run this Sunday, May 14 with two performances at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Wednesday, May 10, 2017…which prompts us to ask the musical question: Who remembers the Saturday Night Massacre back in the 1970s, during which Richard Nixon fired the special Watergate prosecutor and all hell seemed to break loose (even more than it had already) in Washington, D.C.? (more...)

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