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Americana Singer Valerie June Coming to SOPAC, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Valerie June brings her bluesy voice from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to the South Orange Performing Arts Center June 12 at 7:30 p.m. Valerie's astonishing and singular sound is a blend of rural Roots and Country that bridges Alan Lomax's acoustic field recordings with biting, electric Indie-Blues. The singer-songwriter's voice percolates somewhere between Dolly Parton and Billie Holiday. It is a stop-you-dead-in-your-tracks kind of voice, the kind that grips your imagination and paints her Southern portraits in vivid detail. (more...)

Willis Tower & Paramount to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY
by Movies News Desk - May 9, 2016

Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? The Willis Tower's Skydeck Chicago, the highest observation deck in the United States located on the 103 rd floor of the iconic landmark building, announced today it will host a summer-long celebration of the 30th anniversary of Paramount Pictures' fan-favorite movie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. (more...)

Scoop: MONICA THE MEDIUM on FREEFORM - Monday, May 23, 2016
by - May 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on MONICA THE MEDIUM , airing on FREEFORM on Monday, May 23, 2016! (more...)

Brand Old Productions to Host Screening of LADIES NEXT DOOR Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Brand Old Productions invites the public to join in celebrating the work of Sheila Mudd Baker, whose original play 'The Old Ladies Next Door,' was adapted for the film. (more...)

Scoop: NEW GIRL on FOX - Today, May 10, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on NEW GIRL, airing on FOX on today, May 10, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU: Part Rock Concert, Part Homage to Queen, Part Warning Of The Dependence On Technology And Part Rediscovery Of Free Expression
by Jade Kops - May 8, 2016

Ben Elton (Writer and Director) has delivered a new incarnation of WE WILL ROCK YOU for Australian audiences to multiple standing ovations. (more...)

Record-Breaking Web Series CON MAN is Coming to Comic-Con HQ
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF) today announced that the record- breaking web series Con Man, executive produced by the science fiction dream teamofAlan Tudyk (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Firefly, Frozen), Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly, Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog) and author PJ Haarsma, will call Comic-Con HQ home. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW Week of 5/9 on ABC
by TV Scoop - May 6, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW Week of 5/9, airing on ABC (more...)

Scoop: THE FLASH - Season Finale on THE CW - Tuesday, May 24, 2016
by - May 6, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE FLASH - Season Finale, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, May 24, 2016! (more...)

Sundance Institute Names First-Time Filmmakers for Directors Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Sundance Institute has selected eight first-time filmmakers for its signature Directors Lab, which helped launch the careers of award-winning filmmakers Cary Fukunaga, Dee Rees, Marielle Heller, Benh Zeitlin and Quentin Tarantino. Taking place May 30-June 23 in the mountains of Sundance Resort in Utah, the annual Lab supports the next wave of independent filmmakers exploring new ideas and shaping the future of storytelling. (more...)

BWW Recap: The Rhythm of the Dwight on EMPIRE
by Jennifer McHugh - May 5, 2016

Mommie Dearest, anyone? Oh wait, Joan Crawford was probably a better mother than Leah Walker. When I want to watch creepy mothers, I usually tune in to BATES MOTEL. (more...)

TLC to Premiere Season 3 of MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE, 6/8
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

In the all-new season of TLC's MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE, premiering Wednesday, June 8, at 9/8c, Whitney's back with her usual hilarious and positive outlook on life, but when hidden secrets are revealed, and her family and friends call into question her actions, Whitney faces the challenge of a lifetime. (more...)

L.I.P. Service Theatre Company's THE GOAT OR WHO IS SYLVIA? to Open 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

L.I.P. Service is thrilled to announce their production of Edward Albee's The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? Directed by Shawn Gann and starring Van Quattro, *Morgana Shaw, Garrett Reeves, and Jason Leyva. The performance will premiere at The Rudy Seppy Studio on May 26 at 8:00pm. It will run through June 11 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. (more...)

BWW Review: GORGON Deals With Youth Deaths And Coping With Grief
by Barry Lenny - May 4, 2016

Elena Karapetis has moved into scriptwriting and is presenting her second play, Gorgon. (more...)

Seth MacFarlane to Create & Star in FOX Dramedy for 2017-18 Season
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

FOX has ordered 13 episodes of a new hour-long, live-action comedic drama series created and executive-produced by Emmy Award winner Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, “Ted”), who is also set to star. The series is being targeted for the 2017-2018 television season, it was announced today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group. (more...)

ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o Sees Nothing Small in Danai Gurira's Powerful Drama
by Michael Dale - May 4, 2016

the Oscar-winner and Tony nominee responds to a reporters inquiry as to why she's in a 'small play.' (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'The Runaway Dinosaur' on Next Episode of THE FLASH
by - May 4, 2016

On the next episode of The CW's THE FLASH titled "The Runaway Dinosaur", with Barry (Grant Gustin) gone, the team must figure out a way to handle the return of an old enemy – Girder (more...)

GRINCH Open Call Auditions in Nashville 5/11
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 3, 2016

OPEN CALLS in NASHVILLE, TN: Sit Down Production at the Grand Ole Opry House of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical; Seeking Adults, Male and Female, Ages 18 and up (more...)

Pandora Productions to Stage Charles Busch's PSYCHO BEACH PARTY
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Pandora Productions end the 2015-2016 season with the Charles Busch classic campy, sci-fi, beach movie spoof: Psycho Beach Party. Join the cool surf set on Malibu Beach as they try to unravel the mystery of why people are being shaved head to toe! Something's not right on the beach. Is it the movie starlet who has run away from the studio? Is it the surfing star of the beach? Is it the scrawny boyish girl who wants to surf more than anything? Or is it her Best Friend who is a Sartre freak? Find out as Pandora presents this hilarious spoof. (more...)

EVITA, ANYTHING GOES & More Set for Broadway Palm's 24th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Broadway Palm is proud to announce its 24th Season which includes eight main stage productions, five productions in The Off Broadway Palm, four Children's Theatre productions, and five concerts. Individual tickets go on sale June 1, 2016.  (more...)

MARY POPPINS, FOLLIES & More Set for Warner Stage Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Warner Theatre has announced its 2016-2017 Warner Stage Company season. The Main Stage season opens in November with Disney's BEAUTY & THE BEAST and follows with The Who's TOMMY, FOLLIES, and MARY POPPINS. The Nancy Marine Studio season opens in September with EVIL DEAD - THE MUSICAL and follows with the FIFTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, CALENDAR GIRLS and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. Season Subscriptions are now available. Subscribers get the best seats in the house at the best prices! Tickets go on sale to the General Public in July. Call the Warner Box Office at (860) 489-7180. (more...)

Food Network Announces June 2016 Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

As summer kicks into high gear, Food Network serves up a month of hot competition series starting with a trip back through the decades with the premiere of Cutthroat Kitchen: Time Warp Tournament on Wednesday, June 1st (more...)

BWW Reviews: LOT'S WIFE at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - May 2, 2016

Eric Rosen scores hit new show with comedy melodrama with an edge. (more...)

Scoop: NEW GIRL on FOX - Today, May 3, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on NEW GIRL, airing on FOX on today, May 3, 2016! (more...)

Freeform Announces 'That's So Throwback' Programming Event
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

Summertime is almost here! Instead of just reminiscing about your childhood summer adventures, relive the good old days by hanging out with some of your favorite Disney Channel stars (more...)

BWW Recap: Strand By Your Man on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
by Jennifer McHugh - May 2, 2016

When will these people learn to not trust anyone in the apocalypse? They can't still be this naive, can they? Trusting humans didn't pay off once again. (more...)

The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences to Present THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

A joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination, The Velveteen Rabbit springs to life July 8 through August 14, continuing The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences' 2016 season. A musical adaptation of the classic Margery Williams' tale, with music by composer Jimmy Roberts (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change), book and lyrics by James Still, and direction and choreography by Amanda Tanguay (Pinocchio at The Marriott Theatre), The Velveteen Rabbit fuses the power of childhood play and fancy with the timeless need for unconditional love. Followed by a special Q&A session with the cast, The Velveteen Rabbit is sure to captivate audiences of all ages. (more...)

THE SIMPLE SIMPLES Set for Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Wet the Hippo Collective, (John Gilkey, Artistic Director) the hit underground comedy ensemble, presents The Simple Simples, written and performed by Max Baumgarten, Tim Reid, Gemma Soldati, Tyler Watson, and Eli Weinberg and directed by John Gilkey. Opens Friday, June 10 and runs until June 25 as a part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 9pm. A preview will be held on  June 4th at 9pm. All performances will be held at Cirque School LA on Hollywood Blvd. Tickets are available online at (more...)

VICELAND Renews Five Programs for Second Season; Announces Summer Slate
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

VICELAND, the new lifestyle and entertainment network from VICE and A+E, announced today that it has renewed five programs for a second season. Additionally, five new shows will premiere this summer. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Michael Rapaport Guest Stars in Season Finale of DICE on Showtime
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

In the season finale of DICE, titled “Six Grand,” premiering this Sunday, May 15th at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, Dice's place at the top of his crew is threatened when his old friend Bobby the Mooch (Rapaport) returns to town with newly acquired wealth. (more...)

Composer James Newton Howard Receives BMI Icon Award
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

James Newton Howard received BMI's Icon Award, which is bestowed on composers who have made significant contributions to the realm of film and television music. (more...)

BWW Review: Questions of Gender, Identity and Politics fill Keegan Theatre's AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER
by Benjamin Tomchik - May 12, 2016

The absurdity of political scandals, gender identity and self-expectations are fully explored in Keegan Theatre's superbly acted An American Daughter. (more...)

Kino Kimino Signs With Wavves' Ghost Ramp, LP ft. Members of Sonic Youth
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

With accolades from Pitchfork to FADER, Kino Kimino is the brainchild of Kim Talon, who plugged in with Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Conclude 56th Season with Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) concludes its 56th season with the two-time Tony award-winning musical, American Idiot, directed and choreographed by Alex Perez, who returns to CCCT following his acclaimed Bay Area premiere production of The Addams Family, with music direction by Kevin Roland, who helmed CCCT's recent productions of The Secret Garden and The Sound of Music. American Idiot plays from June 10 through July 17; performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm at the theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Clear Space Theatre Company
by Kevin Smith - May 11, 2016

What can I say about the Clear Space production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'? Go see it! That's my recommendation and it would be my review, but they don't pay me to be succinct. They don't pay me by the word, either. (more...)

MadLab to Host 2016 Young Writers Short Play Festival This July
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

MadLab's Young Writers Short Play Festival, in its 5th year, will feature a collection of ten short plays written by 11 Columbus area high school students. (more...)

Premiere Dates Announced for FX's THE STRAIN and YOU'RE THE WORST
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

FX Networks has set the premiere dates for the highly-anticipated third seasons of The Strain and You're the Worst, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Nicole Byer Stars in MTV's New Comedy Series LADYLIKE, Premiering 6/9
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

MTV today announced the premiere of the brand new 30-minute hidden camera prank show LADYLIKE, premiering on Thursday, June 9 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

La Strada Ensemble Theater to Host RAINBOW FESTIVAL 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

La Strada Ensemble Theater presents Rainbow Festival 2016: A Celebration of LGBT Theater, three programs of varied, cutting edge one-act plays created by playwrights from across the United States beginning May 27th at Jersey Shore Art Center, 66 South Main Street, 3rd Floor Theater, Ocean Grove, New Jersey.   (more...)

Scoop: THE CBS DREAM TEAM IT'S EPIC! on CBS - Saturday, May 21, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 10, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE CBS DREAM TEAM IT'S EPIC!, airing on CBS on Saturday, May 21, 2016! (more...)

New Adaptation of GHOST, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET & More Set for Georgia Ensemble Theatre's 24th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) Artistic Director Robert J. Farley has announced an exciting lineup of plays for the Company's 24th season of professional theatre in North Fulton County. Following an extraordinarily successful record-breaking year, the bar has been set high for GET as programming continues to grow and expand. The 2016-2017 season will take a journey through love, death, time, foreign lands, freedom fights, and even back to 1956 Memphis, Tennessee. With musicals, comedy, drama, and a world premiere, GET will once again offer an entertaining, enlightening, and illuminating variety of theatre for our patrons throughout north Georgia and beyond. In addition to the mainstage subscription series, GET will produce a four-play Theatre for Young Audiences series, and a four concert Big Band series. (more...)

Scoop: THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, May 24, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 10, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE FLASH, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, May 24, 2016! (more...)

Groupon, Fathom Events & Turner Classic Offer Once-in-a-Lifetime FERRIS BUELLER Experience
by Movies News Desk - May 10, 2016

Thirty years ago, viewers delighted as Ferris Bueller and his friends visited the Willis Tower, drove a Ferrari, hung out at the Art Institute of Chicago and took in a Chicago Cubs game. (more...)

by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

FX Networks has set the premiere dates for the highly-anticipated third seasons of The Strain and You're the Worst, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. The Strain returns to FX with a 10-episode season on Sundays at 10 PM ET/PT starting August 28. You're the Worst is back for 13 episodes on FXX on Wednesdays at 10 PM ET/PT beginning August 31. (more...)

Wendy Williams to Host LMN's 'Don't Mess With Mommy' Weekend
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Get ready for the mother of all weekends with LMN's Don't Mess With Mommy movie stunt, hosted by the queen of gab, Wendy Williams. With new LMN premieres beginning May 6th (more...)

Remembering Famed Photographer, Charles Gatewood
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Charles Gatewood ( passed away peacefully this morning at 12:30am at San Francisco General Hospital. The famed photographer, videographer, and cultural anthropologist, Gatewood was 73 years old. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stages Theatre Company's NUMBER THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Opening tonight at Stages Theatre Company (STC): NUMBER THE STARS, based on the Newbery Award winning book by Lois Lowry. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

BWW Blog: Lily Erb - I Was a Cow
by Guest Blogger: Lily Erb - Apr 28, 2016

There comes a time in every young actor's life where they're cast in a challenging role. Whether the part is physically demanding, musically difficult, or just a strange role to play, all actors have been there at some point or another. When most people recall their hardest roles, it's a fond experience. Maybe they were a lead dancer in Anything Goes, and they hadn't taken one tap lesson in their life. Maybe they were Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical, and they had to paint themselves green in between scenes. Maybe they were Cinderella in Into the Woods, and they had to fall flat on their face every other scene. What was my hardest role? I was the front end of a cow. (more...)

Maury Povich to Celebrate 3,000th Episode of Syndicated Talk Show MAURY
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Maury Povich will celebrate the 3,000th episode of his syndicated talk show, MAURY on May 25th (check local listings). To commemorate the occasion, the show will reveal the most outrageous and memorable 'Maury' moments from the past 18 years throughout the month of May. (more...)

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