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Richard Bean's TOAST to Make US Debut at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of TOAST, written by Richard Bean and directed by Eleanor Rhode. Produced by Snapdragon Productions, in association with Jagged Fence Theatre for the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival, TOAST begins performances on Wednesday, April 20 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 22.  Press opening is Wednesday, April 27 at 7 PM.  (more...)

Thrillpeddlers to Present 'THE UNTAMED STAGE' This Spring at The Hypnodrome
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Thrillpeddlers presents THE UNTAMED STAGE:, Weimar Berlin Kabarett, A New Musical by Scrumbly Koldewyn, running April 14 - May 28, 2016 (Thurs., Fri. & Sat. - 8:00 pm). Opening Night is set for Thurs., April 21, 2016 - 8:00 pm. (more...)

Not Man Apart-Physical Theatre Ensemble to Present THE SUPERHERO AND HIS CHARMING WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

A wonderfully absurd and deeply philosophical hero story dramatized in the world of the graphic novel, the premiere of THE SUPERHERO AND HIS CHARMING WIFE is an entertaining wild journey into our fear of the unknown. Presented by Not Man Apart-Physical Theatre Ensemble, written and directed by NMA associate artistic director Aaron Hendry and choreographed by Michelle Broussard, opens at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica on April 15. (more...)

Gamut Theatre to Present Local Laughs in IMPROVAPALOOZA!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Gamut Theatre Group presents, IMPROVAPALOOZA 2016: An Evening of Improvisational Comedy, featuring five of the area's most loved improv theatre troupes. These ' April Fools' will be performing appropriately on April 1, 2016. (more...)

Tournament of Fools and More Set for FST Improv's Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

The Spring Season of FST Improv is filled with new shows, new laughs, and yes even some 'hip' hoppin' improv. Shows for the Spring season include Tournament of Fools, Comedy Lottery, a special performance by North Coast Improv, and more. (more...)

Purple Rose Theatre Company to Stage World Premiere GAPS IN THE FOSSIL RECORD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

GAPS IN THE FOSSIL RECORD, a world premiere by Matt Letscher, is the next play slated to appear at The Purple Rose Theatre Company as part of its 25th anniversary season. (more...)

The Flea to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Ntozake Shange's 'FOR COLORED GIRLS...'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

On March 13th, The Flea Theater and Project1VOICE are teaming up for a one-night-only event to honor the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf. (more...)

People's Light Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

People's Light is pleased to announce an ALL-AMERICAN SEASON with a collection of world premieres, musical events, timeless classics, and outrageous comedies by leading American artists that each illuminate different aspects of our national identity. (more...)

Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios And NAAAOM Meet With FCC And Confirm Charter/Time Warner Cable Merger Is Not A Lock Amid Ongoing Investigations
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016


Marina's Menu: APRIL FOOLS for Foodies
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 31, 2016

We have delicious foodie ideas to trick your friends and family on April Fools Day. (more...)

BWW Interview: Irish Actress LISA DWAN to Perform BECKETT TRILOGY at the Broad Stage, Santa Monica and Later in NYC!
by Don Grigware - Mar 31, 2016

Irish actress Lisa Dwan, the premier interpreter of Samuel Beckett, is about to step down from the position this spring, but before she does, she will make  an appearance with the Beckett Trilogy at the The Broad Stage in Santa Monica in April. Why is this the first time that all 3 plays have been performed together? Well I guess one reason is that Not I is rarely performed and Footfalls has never been performed by one actress playing both roles of Mother (off stage) and May (on stage), and to my knowledge no other actress has tried to perform all three roles in one evening. Up until I tried it, I didn't even think it was possible.  (more...)

Faction of Fools Theater Company Comedians to Create New Works in One Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Faction of Fools Theater Company's finest comedians come together for a single day to create a rollicking comedy. TALES OF WAR AND PIZZA is the seventh in the popular 'Fool for All' series, an annual one-night only benefit performance to raise funds for the company's unique Commedia dell'Arte productions and educational programs. While the performance revolves around the creativity and flexibility of the actor-creators, the reception before and after the show provides a space for the audience to meet the actors, discuss Commedia dell'Arte, and learn about the creative process.  (more...)

VIDEO: ALADDIN's James Iglehart Pulls a Fast One On Guests at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Guests at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum got more than they wished for while posing for pictures with the Genie from ALADDIN on Broadway. I (more...)

Steppenwolf & Second City Team for Shakespeare 400 Chicago with THE PEOPLE VS. FRIAR LAURENCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Steppenwolf's LookOut and Second City Theatricals have teamed up to re-create a staged-reading of the smash hit musical, "The People vs. Friar Laurence, the Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet" as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 at 8:00pm.   (more...)

Regional Finalists for 2016 'Star of the Bar' Competition Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

CHICAGO, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The National Restaurant Association today announced the six finalists of the 2016 Regional Star of the Bar Market Challenge, who will compete in the upcoming Star of the Bar Finals at BAR (Beverage Alcohol for Restaurants) as part of the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show . Taking place at Chicago's McCormick Place on Sunday, May 22, the Finals will be emceed by Spike TV's Bar Rescue Host and Executive Producer Jon Taffer, with a panel of judges selecting the overall winner of the annual mixology competition. (more...)

Team Challenge to Return to Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

NEW YORK, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Rolling hills, vineyards, wineries, and farms will serve as the backdrop for hundreds of runners and walkers participating in the Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon this summer with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's (CCFA) endurance training and fundraising program, Team Challenge. The race is sold-out to the public and the only way to gain entry is with Team Challenge. For three days only (March 30-April 1), Team Challenge is offering an April Fools' Day registration promotion for its Napa race- interested individuals can register to join Team Challenge for $1 (99 percent off) by using the promotion code ONEDOLLAR online. (more...)

Kamikaze Fireflies Coming to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

The Kamikaze Fireflies bring their modern vaudeville act to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Sunday, April 17 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present ENCHANTED APRIL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Bergen County Players, NJACT's 2015 Community Theatre of the Year, continues its 83rd season with Matthew Barber's Enchanted April. Directed by longtime member, Iris Weinhouse of Hillsdale, this romantic comedy will run from March 19, 2016 through April 16, 2016 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. Show times are 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 pm on Sundays. Tickets are $21 for evening performances and $17 for matinees. (more...)

WALK THE PRANK Preview to Air on Disney XD & Disney Channel, 4/1
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Disney XD and Disney Channel will debut a 'sneak preview' of the innovative new series that blends scripted comedy with real hidden-camera pranks, 'Walk the Prank,' on April Fools' Day, FRIDAY, APRIL 1 (6:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. EDT). The 'Walk the Prank' cast Cody Veith ('Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn'), Bryce Gheisar ('A Dog's Purpose'), Jillian Shea Spaeder ('Theatre and Me's the Bully'), Brandon Severs ('The Neighbors') and Tobie Windham ('The Wesley's') will host the sneak preview. Disney XD will also air prank-themed episodes of its popular series 'Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything' and 'Lab Rats: Bionic Island,' among others. Following the sneak preview, 'Walk the Prank' will air in its regular time slot on Wednesday nights at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Disney XD. (more...)

Cabaret at Bridge Street Theatre to Continue with Eric Michael Gillett, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

'Words & Music: The Songbook Series', a four-program line-up of stellar cabaret entertainment curated by Tom Andersen, kicks off in Catskill on April 1 with five-time MAC Award winner Eric Michael Gillet in 'Man About Town: The Wit and Wisdom of Noel Coward'. This stylish and sophisticated evening will be presented at 8:00pm in Bridge Street Theatre's intimate 'Speakeasy', located at 44 West Bridge Street in the Village of Catskill. (more...)

Theatre of NOTE to Stage World Premiere of PHRAZZLED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Theatre of NOTE kicks off its 2016 season with the world premiere of PHRAZZLED, written and directed by Phinneas Kiyomura. Meet Phraz and Frasz, two different (or the same) "wannabe" writers battling ego, jealousy, love and doubt, as they strive for, and attempt to define, success in Hollywood.  PHRAZZLED will preview Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 at 8PM, and opens Thursday, April 14 at 8PM. It runs through Saturday, May 21 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd. (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood. (more...)

Polarity Ensemble Theatre Presents Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Polarity Ensemble Theatre presents an innovative interpretation of Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, the bard's most popular comedy. Director Ann Keen sets the production in an America of the early 1960's, a time of distinctive transition in our culture, as music, morality, and racial relations began a revolution. Like Ann's HAMLET (which won Polarity the honor of Best Emerging Theatre Company from the Chicago Reader) and her A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, this production will be infused with music. It plays April 20 through May 22, 2015 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, where the eleven year old Polarity is a resident company. Tickets are available at or by calling the box office at 773-404-7336. The press opening is Friday, April 22 at 8:00 PM. Press tickets are available by request from Richard Engling (847-293-7705, (more...)

NJ Rep Sets Cast for Victor L. Cahn's VILLAINOUS COMPANY Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

New Jersey Repertory Company, 179 Broadway in Long Branch, has announced the cast of the World Premiere of VILLAINOUS COMPANY by Victor L. Cahn. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of FitzandStartz Productions' I HAVE A SONG TO SING, O!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

FitzandStartz Productions continues its inaugural season in March 2016 with an original musical for all ages. I HAVE A SONG TO SING, O! features book by Rachel Lampert and music by Gilbert & Sullivan. I HAVE A SONG TO SING, O! runs for four performances only: Saturday, March 26 at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, and Saturday, April 2 at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. All performances will be held at Kitchen Theatre Company. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Acorn Productions' Naked Shakespeare presents DRUNKS AND FOOLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2016

Naked Shakespeare, Acorn Productions' performance series dedicated to presenting the works of the Bard in accessible ways for contemporary audiences, finishes the first full season of their popular series of First Friday performances next month with two performances of Drunks and Fools. (more...)

Third Annual Dreamer Dinner Set for This Sunday at Skirball Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

On Sunday, March 20, the third annual "Dreamer Dinner" will take place at the Skirball Cultural Center to benefit "I Have a Dream" Foundation Los Angeles' (IHADLA) ongoing efforts to provide educational support for local at-risk youth. (more...)

Historic Regent Theatre Announces Centennial Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

? In 1916, Woodrow Wilson was President and Europe was in the thick of World War I.  The State of Montana elected the first woman representative in Congress and the U.S. National Park Service was created by an act of Congress.  Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and Mae Marsh were some of the entertainment stars of the day, appearing on marquees across the country.  In the midst of the silent film era, the Regent Theatre first opened its doors on April 24, 1916. A state of the art theater at the time, it was said "There is no city or town that can boast of a more beautiful motion picture theatre."  (more...)

Philadelphia Artists' Collective to Present HE WHO GETS SLAPPED, 3/30-4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Behind the curtain of the big top, no one is laughing harder than the saddest clown of them all. Philadelphia Artists' Collective, in partnership with Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, presents the Philadelphia premiere of He Who Gets Slapped, from March 30 to April 16, 2016, at Broad Street Ministry (315 S. Broad Street). (more...)

MY MANANA COMES to Run 4/16-6/26 at Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Just beyond the elegant dining room of an Upper East Side restaurant, service workers angle for shifts, pray for tips and cling to dreams of life beyond their daily back-of-house grind. Armando Molina directs the Los Angeles premiere of My Mañana Comes by Elizabeth Irwin, opening April 16 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces 47th Annual Awards Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle named the multi-nominated Hit the Wall and Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles as 2015's Outstanding Productions at the organization's 47th annual awards event, held on Monday evening, March 14 at the Moss Theatre of New Roads School in Santa Monica. (more...)

Elizabeth Synnott to Bring WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE? to Nunnbetter Theatre, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

On Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8PM Dumont's Elizabeth Synnott will help usher in the Spring with Why Do Fools Fall In Love?, a night of songs about love, like, and annoyance. Synnott will be accompanied by the incomparable Barbara Ciannella on piano. The evening will take place at Bergenfield's Nunnbetter Theatre (161 Woodbine St., Bergenfield, NJ 07621). Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting or reserve tickets by emailing (more...)

TILT to Premiere at Second Stage: Sacred Fools Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

?he World Premiere of award winning playwright and actor Ben Moroski's new dark comedy Tilt opens Friday, June 10 at 11:00 p.m. as part of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe. Tilt stars Ben Moroski and Michael Shaw Fisher (Shakespeare's Last Night Out, Doomsday Cabaret) directed Nick Massouh (This Vicious Minute, The Wake). Tilt is the first Hollywood Fringe production to sign with the new Second Stage at Sacred Fools Theater (1078 Lillian Way, Los Angeles, CA 90038). (more...)

Nominations Announced for 2nd Annual STAGE RAW AWARDS; Ceremony Held This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The answer to last year's question of whether the digital arts venture STAGE RAW could bring back its awards ceremony celebrating the best of LA's up-to-99-seat theaters, the answer is YES. STAGE RAW is pleased to announce the SECOND ANNUAL STAGE RAW LOS ANGELES THEATER AWARDS, championing the best work of 2015 in L.A.'s still-embattled theaters of up to 99-seats. (more...)

Meadow Brook Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season - ALTAR BOYZ, I LOVE A PIANO & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Meadow Brook Theatre's 2016-2017 season kicks-off with a benefit concert then takes to the stage with Michigan Premieres including a Ken Ludwig comedy, a comedy with a heart, a poignant drama AND a 1960s musical! The season also features the music of Irving Berlin and a musical comedy sure to please with Boy-Band-esque song and dance numbers!  "We're looking forward to another great season," said Cheryl Marshall, Managing Director.  "We're so excited to kick things off with another great summer benefit and a wonderful line-up of shows!' (more...)

1776 Plays Now Through March 13 at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fourth season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick is proud to present the Tony Award-winning musical, about the birth of American Independence, 1776. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, currently celebrating its fourth season in its comfortable, stadium-style theatre in Warwick, is pleased to present The Real Housewives of Ocean State Theatre, a benefit concert, for one performance only on Sunday, March 13, 2016. (more...)

Victoria Guiteras Mayo Returns to Delco for DOGFIGHT at The Media Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

A Delaware County gal who moved to NYC in order to achieve her goals of becoming a professional actress is back in Delco. Victoria Guiteras Mayo of Springfield is portraying the role of Rose in The Media Theatre's production of DOGFIGHT March 9-27. (more...)

GREY GARDENS, CONSTELLATIONS, GROUNDED & More Set for Company of Fools' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Company of Fools announces its 21st season featuring five main stage productions, two play readings and a newly commissioned performance piece on contemplation that will be a part of one of The Center's BIG IDEA projects. The five main stage productions in the Company's 2016-2017 lineup include Grey Gardens, Art, Grounded, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine and Constellations. (more...)

Garden State Film Festival 2016 Winners
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The Garden State Film Festival was thrilled to announce the festival's 2016 award winners and honorees during Sunday's annual highly-anticipated black tie awards ceremony in the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. (more...)

VirtualPBX April Fools' Day Zombie Prank Leaves Telecom Industry...
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016


At This Performance... AVENUE Q's Puppet Cast Takes Over Broadway's Starring Roles
by Michael Dale - Apr 1, 2016

Is a bad bug spreading among Broadway's stars? Or is it just a prank pulled by AVENUE Q's puppets? (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/1/2016 - SUNSET BOULEVARD, FULLY COMMITTED, April Fools and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 1, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: SUNSET BOULEVARD begins in London, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson returns to Broadway! (more...)

Castroneves Pulls April Fools' Prank Before Race
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016


VIDEO: Watch Netflix's April Fools Announcement for New Documentary 'Stamos: A Human, Being'
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

John Stamos, star of Netflix's FULLER HOUSE, teamed up with the streaming network today to announce the new original documentary titled Stamos: A Human, Being. (more...)

BWW Recap: Dear Susan, Won't You Come Out to Play on SCANDAL
by Jennifer McHugh - Apr 1, 2016

The campaigns are starting to get dirty... dirty, ugly and unfathomable. This is also happening on SCANDAL. (more...)

Good Day New York Host Greg Kelly Falls Victim to Ed Bassmaster's April Fools' Day Prank
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Considering it is April Fools' Day, we have a fun clip of YouTube sensation turned CMT star Ed Bassmaster playing a prank on Good Day New York host Greg Kelly LIVE during this morning's broadcast that I thought you might want to share with your readers. (more...)

VIDEO: Donald Trump's Huge Campaign Announcement - April Fools?
by - Apr 1, 2016

On last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, Donald Trump made a bombshell revelation that could make you question everything you know about the state of American politics. Is it all an April Fools? Watch the clip below! (more...)

VIDEO: Miller Theatre Launches Fake Reality Series DESPERATE MEASURES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts announces a new music reality television series, DESPERATE MEASURES. Composers battle it out for the chance to be the next big name in new music, beginning Tuesdays this fall at 9pm, immediately following THE VOICE. Watch the trailer for the show below (and bear in mind it's April Fool's Day)!  (more...)

BWW Interview: Whitney Hayes of Dutch Apple's MENOPAUSE
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 1, 2016

Pittsburgh native Whitney Hayes plays a business executive with brain fog in Dutch Apple's MENOPAUSE. It's a part she's made her own. (more...)

New Forensic Study Indicates Alexander Hamilton's Fatal Wound Accidentally Self-Inflicted
by Michael Dale - Apr 1, 2016

The discovery of a letter sent to Hamilton's second from Burr's second prompted an investigation. (more...)

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