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BWW Review: Tori Scott Provides Post-Election Catharsis in SEEING DOUBLE at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - Nov 30, 2016

Early on in Tori Scott's SEEING DOUBLE, the woman of the hour deadpanned, 'I've been in a rut since birth.' If that's the case, we should all be so lucky. But on the subject of things that could be going better, throughout Scott's performance at Joe's Pub on November 13, the unofficial theme of the night was, 'Could this year get any worse?' With the election still looming large, Scott took the stage, explaining she'd been looking forward to the show because she was in need of some attention, before adding, 'Then Tuesday happened and I needed group therapy.' (more...)

Tribe of Fools Brings Grownup Fun to the Holidays with their 7th Annual Holiday Burlesque
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Tribe of Fools is bringing back their incredibly popular Holiday Burlesque.  Tribe's holiday tradition provides a holiday themed show for adults.  (more...)

MOUSE KING Returns to Mandelstam Theater for a Fourth Consecutive Holiday Season Run
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Mouse King time is here again. For the fourth year in a row, the family-friendly holiday favorite written by Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and award-winning composer Jim Camacho returns to The Mandelstam Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Flies Into the Belmont
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 27, 2016

What do you get when you mix the dreator of James Bond, a flying car, and a country called Vulgaria? A musical with gadgets, spies, and family fun. (more...)

BWW Blog: Intolerance in the Art World Today
by Barry Kostrinsky - Nov 25, 2016

Who would have thunk it? The all excepting art world ready to hang shit on a wall or in a can, Piss on paper, have someone wank off under the platform of an exhibit or watch a dog get killed in a gallery has become intolerant. It is a strange sort of funny that shakes my bones when I see the liberal left, the intellectuals of the world and great thinkers show blatant disregard for the principals they preach. (more...)

Secret Variety Society Residency at Pangea to Begin 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Bringing together five artists from New York City's downtown scene, the Secret Variety Society is formed for a monthly residency at Pangea, the intimate supper club in the heart of the East Village, for an evening of satirical, surreal and sublime entertainment. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2016

Women will always strike back and AMERICAN CANDY has a juicy hilarious show to demonstrate how hilarious the Mighty Female Blow can be. Dictator dance moms, cat-calling Fools, dismantled patriarchal governments, TV icons and the response to daft husbands RULE this raucous sketch comedy show. One thing we can all agree on in his country is that it's time to laugh again. AMERICAN CANDY has just the show for it and they're bringing it to the Actors Fund Arts Center December 2 and 3. (more...)

TN Shakespeare to Stage Elegant MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, will perform William Shakespeare's elegant romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing from December 8-18, directed by founder and Producing Artistic Director Dan McCleary. (more...)

Off-Broadway Potter Comedy PUFFS Teams with The Ali Forney Center for Scarf Drive
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, Off Broadway's hit Potter comedy, will partner with The Ali Forney Center for a special Scarf Drive to spread the warmth this season to help New York's homeless LBGT youth. (more...)

Pre-Order LA LA LAND Soundtrack and Get 'City of Stars' Now; Full Tracklist!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

La La Land: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - which features songs from Lionsgate's upcoming original musical, La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling - is now available for pre-order via all digital retailers. The album is due from Interscope Records on December 9th, the same day the film opens with a limited engagement. (more...)

Cortland Repertory Theatre Announces 2017 SUMMER Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Cortland Repertory Theatre, one of New York State's longest running professional summer theatres, is announcing their 46th annual season for the summer of 2017. (more...)

Oxford Theatre Guild to Stage Gripping Classic ALL MY SONS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Oxford Theatre Guild presents the gripping and timeless theatre classic - Arthur Miller's 'All My Sons' - opening Tuesday 6th December at Oxford's Old Fire Station. (more...)

Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS Heads to Ocean State Theatre for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present the family-friendly, holiday musical, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from November 30 - December 24. (more...)

A.C.T.'s Community Space-Sharing Initiative Renamed ArtShare
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Associate Artistic Director Andy Donald announced today that A.C.T.'s Community Space-Sharing Initiative (CSSI) has been renamed ArtShare. Created in 2012, the community space-sharing initiative provides free performance space for small and mid-sized companies without permanent performance space, as well as independent artists, who would benefit from being in residence at one of A.C.T.'s spaces in the Central Market area-The Costume Shop (1117 Market St.), A.C.T.'s 49-seat black-box venue, andThe Rueff, a multi-use event and performance space located at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater (1127 Market St.). ArtShare is made possible by generous support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the San Francisco Neighborhood Arts Collaborative. (more...)

Theatre In the Heights Presents FOOLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Theatre In The Heights is pleased to present it's very first production ever! Fools is the whimsical tale of schoolmaster, Leon, who answers the call to teach in the Russian village, Kulyenchikov. When he arrives, he is surprised to see that the townspeople are all a bit off. There is a vendor peddling flowers as fish, a postman who forgets to deliver mail, and a Butcher who sweeps dirt back into his shop.  Leon eventually learns about a long-time curse that has plagued the village making everyone there a victim of stupidity. (more...)

BWW News: A Look at the State of the Theatre in DC with Jane Horwitz, Nelson Pressley and Celia Wren
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 9, 2017

For theatre lovers in our area, we always look forward to what our theatre companies have in store for us in their upcoming seasons. We look to see if there are any trends that stand out to us as audience members. We also see growth in many companies with each new season of shows. Anyone that's been following DC theatre for a while will notice how things have changed in the last twenty or thirty years. One of the biggest examples of this would be the clean up and revitalization of 14th Street, which had direct implications for Studio Theatre and Source. (more...)

Draco and the Malfoys Band, New Plays and More Set for 'WizardNights' at PUFFS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Puffs Presents WizardNights - an exciting monthlong celebration of special theater and musical events presented by the Off Broadway hit PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - will take place January 13 through February 5. (more...)

Hit FringeNYC Show Returns to the New York Stage with Masked Mayhem In A HISTORY OF SERVITUDE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

After a critically acclaimed run at the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival, The Department of Fools is bringing back their Fringe hit A History of Servitude playing at The Peoples Improv Theatre (The PIT) throughout February and early March, 2017. The internationally diverse company includes Yair Ben-Dor (ABC's Quantico), Jessenia Cuesta, Gjermund Gjesme, Matthew A.J. Gregory (Power of Darkness/The Mint), Silvia Morigi, Ben Rademacher, Andy Richardson (Newsies & Gypsy - Broadway), Brandon Salerno, Alec Seymor, Anna Tempte, and Rotem Weiner. ??????? (more...)

Ilana Becker to Join Company of Fools in New Associate Artistic Director Position
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Company of Fools (COF) is pleased to announce that Ilana Becker has been appointed to the new position of Associate Artistic Director. After conducting a national search that yielded more than 80 qualified applicants, Company of Fools' and Sun Valley Center for the Arts' leadership determined that Becker's expertise and passion for theatre made her the ideal candidate for the position. In her new role, Becker will assist newly promoted COF Artistic Director John Glenn and contribute to The Center's education initiatives and BIG IDEA programs. Glenn, who was recently honored with the 2016 Idaho Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, assumed leadership of Company of Fools following the recent departure of his co-artistic director, Denise Simone. (more...)

Company of Fools to Present Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

This winter, Company of Fools will present Nick Payne's critically acclaimed play Constellations. Constellations will run February 15 through March 4, 2017, at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Theatre Nova to Stage POPCORN FALLS by James Hindman This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Theatre NOVA, an Ann Arbor nonprofit company that focuses exclusively on new and recent plays, presents the brand new 'Popcorn Falls' by James Hindman. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

HERE proudly presents Chiflon, El Silencio del Carbon, by renowned Chilean company Silencio Blanco, a presentation from HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program.  This production plays three performances only, February 24 - 26, 2017 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street).  This presentation at HERE arrives as part of a U.S. tour, with dates and venues as follows: MCA, Chicago, IL (January 15-24); FUNDarte, Miami, FL (January 25-29); University of Maryland/The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD (January 30-February 5); Raritan Valley Community College/The Theatre, Branchburg, NJ (February 6-12); Bucknell University/Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg, PA (February 13-19); HERE, New York, NY (February 24-26); UCLA/Center for the Art of Performance, Los Angeles, CA (February 27-March 5); Boom Arts, Portland, OR (March 6-9). (more...)

Spring 2017 has Arrived at the New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Spring 2017 has Arrived at the New Theatre with an eclectic mix of shows guaranteed to delight and entertain audiences. >From blockbuster musicals to special one-off performances, from classic drama to family favourites, this is an unmissable programme of theatre.  (more...)

Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Reimagined Underneath an African Sky for Local Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Artscape Theatre in association with The Maynardville Theatre Trust and The City of Cape Town will present an adaptation of the romantic Shakespearean comedy, TWELFTH NIGHT, at the Maynardville's Open Air Theatre in 2017. Starring David Johnson and Elizabeth Akudugu, this uniquely African-inspired version is directed by Geoffrey Hyland. (more...)

Meet The Cast of Athens Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

This upcoming weekend is the second in our run of 'A Christmas Carol, the Musical', and here are just a few of the reasons we're so proud: Our marvelous cast! (more...)

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Serves as a Joyful, Optimistic Reminder of a Powerful Message
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 8, 2016

There is one undeniable quality that HAIRSPRAY has retained as it has journeyed from the big screen to the stage, back to the big screen, and now to the small. The infectious excitement and optimism that Tracy Turnblad sings with in the opening number, 'Good Morning Baltimore,' is one of the most magical and important gifts that the musical theatre has given in recent decades. From the moment that the original musical burst onto Broadway in 2002, it has been a literal and figurative rainbow of joy and happiness, and fortunately for the show's legions of fans, directed by Tony-winner Kenny Leon, NBC's live adaptation has maintained every delightful ounce of the musical's giddy goodness. (more...)

One-Woman Extra-Live Show From The Producer Of Backstage In Biscuitland At VAULT Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Jolie Booth (producer of Winner of the 2014 Total Theatre Emerging Artist Award, Touretteshero's hit show Backstage in Biscuitland) takes to the stage in her first one-woman show, HIP, to be performed at VAULT Festival 2017. HIP transports the audience, in this extra-live performance, to a cosy living room with hypnotic OHP, cushions, incense, tequila and nibbles. (more...)

Winter Park Playhouse to Stage '60s Hit Musical in the New Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Winter Park Playhouse will treat audiences to a fun-loving musical comedy set in the decade of the 1960's with Why Do Fools Fall In Love? January 20 through February 18, 2017! (more...)

Arthur Bostrom Joins OUT OF ORDER UK Tour in Glasgow Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Full casting has been announced for Out of Order, the Olivier Award-winning comedy returning to the stage in 2017 a gleeful new production directed by playwright Ray Cooney, ('THE MASTER OF FARCE' - The Telegraph), who is celebrating seventy years in the industry. The production will arrive at Theatre Royal in Glasgow on Monday 17 April until Saturday 22 April 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Recent Cutbacks' KEVIN!!!!!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Recent Cutbacks presents KEVIN!!!!!, its one-of-a-kind take on a holiday classic. Previews began December 1, 2016 at The Peoples Improv Theater's Striker Main Stage. This limited engagement runs through January 7, 2017. (more...)

Demi Moore and Bruce Willis Donate the Liberty Theatre to Sun Valley Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Company of Fools and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts are thrilled to announce that they have received a donation of the historic Liberty Theatre on Main Street in  Hailey, Idaho, from Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, who have owned the property since 1995. (more...)

Last Week to See Company of Fools' A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Two one-act plays provide a double feature more hilarious than any presented in Hollywood's heyday. Winner of two Tony Awards and a hit Broadway production. The first act, A Day in Hollywood, is a revue of classic Hollywood songs of the 1930s performed by singing and dancing ushers from Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the iconic Hollywood landmark. (more...)

Yamato Transport, whose symbol is black cat, published videos that revived 'NEKO FUNJATTA (I Stepped on the Cat)'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016


BWW's On This Day - December 25, 2016
by - Dec 25, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

McCarter to Present Bedlam's HAMLET and SAINT JOAN in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center is starting the New Year with a fresh look at two of literature's most enigmatic and dynamic characters. From January 13 - February 12, the celebrated New York theater company, Bedlam, makes its McCarter Theatre Center debut with their critically- acclaimed stripped down productions of William Shakespeare's Hamlet and George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, in rotating repertory. (more...)

Tony-Winning FUN HOME to Find a Home at Millbrook Playhouse This Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The Board of Directors and Producing Artistic Director, David E. Leidholdt, are proud to announce Millbrook Playhouse's 54th Season. (more...)

'FAILURE', DRY LAND and 'CITIZEN' Tapped for CTG's Block Party at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Center Theatre Group has selected three local productions for the inaugural Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. (more...)

'ALLO 'ALLO Star Arthur Bostrom to Join Cast of OUT OF ORDER UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Full casting has been announced for Out of Order, the Olivier Award-winning comedy returning to the stage in 2017 a gleeful new production directed by playwright Ray Cooney, ('THE MASTER OF FARCE' - The Telegraph), who is celebrating seventy years in the industry. (more...)

BWW Review: Diana Ross with the National Symphony Orchestra, Emil de Cou Conductor at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 2, 2016


Donald J. Tramp and April Brucker to Star in an Evening of Satire
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

President Donald J. Tramp and April Brucker have left the building and are on the road appearing live onstage and with an evening of political humor and satire.  (more...)

Effectiveness Trumps Efficiency: Despite Scarce Capital, Telcos That Focus on Strategic Investing -- Not Cost Cutting -- Can Shave up to 10 Percent Off Capex Spending
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016


Laguna Playhouse Presents Third Show in 2016-2017 Season- CHAPATTI
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, CHAPATTI, written by Christian O'Reilly and directed by David Ellenstein, based on the direction of Judith Ivey. 'I just fell in love with this play and the beautiful and quirky love story at its center.  I think our audiences are about to fall in love with it too,' says Wareham.  CHAPATTI will begin previews on Wednesday, January 11; will open on Sunday, January 15 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, January 29, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

The Center for Jewish History Announces January & February 2017 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Highlights include a talk on Jewish Refugees in 1938 East-Central Europe, a look at the transformation of the Strashun Library, the true story of a panther who escaped from the Bronx Zoo, and music from Jewish Austrian emigres who moved to New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE, National Theatre
by Philip Fisher - Dec 14, 2016

Love takes place in the communal area of a council run hostel for the homeless in the run-up to Christmas. However, rather than the drunks, junkies and down and outs that one typically pictures in such properties, the inhabitants on show are a broad cross-section of today's underclass. (more...)

Millennial Comedians' Panto RICKY WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Once upon a… etc. there was a nice lad called Ricky Whittington, who lived somewhere that isn't London. Frustrated by the lack of social and economic opportunities in not-London, he put all his possessions into a handkerchief-tied-to-a-stick and set off to is-London with his (talking - get on board) Cat, who was a li'l prick. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced the winners of the 22ND ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS live on A&E last night, December 11th. (more...)

Mathew Horne Will Join Griff Rhys Jones And Lee Mack In THE MISER In London's West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Full casting has today been announced for a major West End revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser. The full cast, which includes Mathew Horne, join previously announced Griff Rhys Jones who returns to the West End stage after a five year absence and Lee Mack who makes his West End debut. (more...)

BWW Review: Harvey Granat (with Will Friedwald and David Lahm) Covers the Life and Career of Burt Bacharach In SONGS AND STORIES Season Ender
by Alix Cohen - Dec 10, 2016

Raconteur/vocalist/historian/producer Harvey Granat's entertaining series SONGS AND STORIES at 92Y ended for the season Thursday with ON BURT BACHARACH (with Special Guest, author/columnist/producer Will Friedwald and pianist David Lahm). (more...)

LA LA LAND, FENCES Among 2016 Critics' Choice Award Nominations; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Nominations for the 2016 CRITICS' CHOICE AWARD for movies were revealed today. Topping the list with 12 nominations is Damien Chazelle's musical LA LA LAND, receiving nods for best picture, best director, best actor (Ryan Gosling) and best actress (Emma Stone). (more...)

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