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Vancouver Opera Lights Up Dark Winter Days With ALBERT HERRING, Now thru 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

The busybodies of proper English village life are brilliantly skewered in Benjamin Britten's devastatingly satirical Albert Herring, onstage at Vancouver Opera for four performances only. Fast-paced, effervescent and musically clever, this sparkling 1950s-style company premiere is a scrumptious treat for Vancouver audiences. (more...)

The Vancouver Opera Presents ALBERT HERRING, Four Nights Only Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

Vancouver, BC ~ Effervescent, intoxicating, and just a little daft, Vancouver Opera's colourful production of Albert Herring bursts onto the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Stage in less than two weeks. Benjamin Britten's fast-paced, clever and hummable opera, directed by Glynis Leyshon, transports audiences to the 1950s in a riot of scrumptious costumes, devastating satire, and charming slapstick. (more...)

Daniel Breaker Brings SONGS OF A TRAVELER to Joe's Pub Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Tony nominee, two time Drama Desk nominee, Theatre World Award and Obie winner Daniel Breaker, most recently seen in Shakespeare in the Park's Love's Labour's Lost, returns to Joe's Pub tonight, November 25th at 9:30pm. (more...)

John Aylward and Dearbhla Molloy Join MTC's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced complete casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming world premiere of OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Fulton's MARY POPPINS - A 'Practically Perfect' Version of the (Flawed) Mackintosh Musical
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 24, 2013

Marc Robin's edits improve, though they can't perfect, the Broadway musical that tinkers with millions of childhood memories (more...)

Review: Danner and Parker Lift THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA Above Its Slight Dramatics
by Michael Dale - Nov 22, 2013

Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker might trick you into thinking Amanda Peet's slight drama has real depth. (more...)

THE BIG MEAL, A STEADY RAIN and More Set for Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath's 2014 'American Season'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Following two previous much-acclaimed seasons of American drama, the Ustinov presents The American Season 2014: three UK premieres, Dan LeFranc's The Big Meal, directed by Michael Boyd; Keith Huff's gritty two-hander, A Steady Rain, directed by David Grindley; and Lynn Nottage's multi award-winning Intimate Apparel, directed by Laurence Boswell. Casting will be announced in early 2014. (more...)

Daniel Breaker to Bring SONGS OF A TRAVELER to Joe's Pub, 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Tony nominee, two time Drama Desk nominee, Theatre World Award and Obie winner Daniel Breaker, most recently seen in Shakespeare in the Park's Love's Labour's Lost, returns to Joe's Pub on November 25th at 9:30pm. (more...)

Johnny Vegas, Al Murray & More Featured in London's First Comedy Book Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Johnny Vegas, Al Murray and Count Arthur Strong are among the comics taking part in the first Chortle Comedy Book Festival which will take place in Ealing next month. (more...)

Jack Whitehall and More Join Lineup for London's First Comedy Book Festival, Now thru 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Jack Whitehall, Johnny Vegas, Al Murray and Count Arthur Strong are among the comics taking part in the first Chortle Comedy Book Festival which will take place in Ealing next month. (more...)

Adult Swim Announces All-New Holiday Specials
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Adult Swim stuffs your stocking with two holiday specials this December from NTSF:SD:SUV:: and Robot Chicken. (more...)

H. Dixon Releases Action Thriller, JUSTICE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

An innocent's life was forever Ruined, the guilty were free to continue their destruction and peace did not reign. Readers will follow one man's journey as he puts the law into his own hands and avenge the people who Ruined his life in 'JUSTICE.' (more...)

Dr. Stuart Rockoff to Present 'Southern Jews and Slavery' in conjunction with CBT's THE WHIPPING MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

The Knoxville Jewish Alliance (KJA) and the Clarence Brown Theatre (CBT) have announced that Dr. Stuart Rockoff will present "Southern Jews and Slavery" at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be presented in collaboration with the theater'sproduction of The Whipping Man, a drama about the Civil War running Thursday, January 30 through Sunday, February 16, 2014. The center is located at 6800 Deane Hill Drive. Light refreshments will be served. (more...)

Junkets Publisher Releases Philip Rademeyer's THE VIEW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2014

Junkets Publisher has published Philip Rademeyer's play THE VIEW. Here is the genesis of this play: 'In some dystopian future, all homosexual people have been shipped off into exile in space…' (more...)

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, Starring Brian F. O'Byrne, Debra Messing and More, Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, directed by Doug Hughes, will begin performances tonight, January 3 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). This strictly limited 11 week engagement will open Thursday, January 23. (more...)

Boomerang Holiday Programming to Kick Off 12/15
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

Ring in some holiday cheer this year with Boomerang, Cartoon Network's 24-hour all-cartoon-classics network, as it presents a month-long CHRISTMAS PARTY of beloved seasonal favorites for the entire family. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET, Starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2013

The Broadway production of Shakespeare's timeless love story ROMEO AND JULIET, starring international film star Orlando Bloom in his Broadway debut opposite two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, closes today, December 8, 2013, after 27 previews and 93 regular performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, Romeo and Juliet began previews on Saturday, August 24, 2013 and opened on Thursday, September 19, 2013. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Kicks Off Latino-Focused 2013 New Stages Festival, Now thru 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2013

Now in its 10th year, Goodman Theatre's 2013 New Stages festival features five FREE new plays-two fully staged workshop productions performed in repertory plus three staged readings-in the Owen Theatre, today, December 7 - 22. (more...)

New Season of RACHEL VS GUY CELEBRITY COOK-OFF Among Food Network's January Highlights
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Food Network launches exciting new programming in January as Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro, Marcela Valladolid and Geoffrey Zakarian come together in The Kitchen premiering Saturday January 4th at 11am to talk about all things food and entertaining. (more...)

SOUND OFF: GLEE's Scandalous Spin On Santa & The Supremes
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 6, 2013

Today, in honor of the holiday-centric winter finale of Season Five of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE, we are checking off the top twelve reasons to celebrate GLEE beneath the Christmas tree this year - complete with shirtless Santas, erotic elves and drunken eggnog debauchery. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Open Stage's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Is Worth Remembering To Catch
by Marakay Rogers - Dec 5, 2013

Donald Alsedek directs a fine cast in a powerful adaptation of Capote's classic Christmas short story (more...)

Vancouver Opera Lights Up Dark Winter Days With ALBERT HERRING, 11/30 - Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

The busybodies of proper English village life are brilliantly skewered in Benjamin Britten's devastatingly satirical Albert Herring, onstage at Vancouver Opera for four performances only. Fast-paced, effervescent and musically clever, this sparkling 1950s-style company premiere is a scrumptious treat for Vancouver audiences. (more...)

World Premiere of AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS Set for The Pavilion at The O2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

Set to open from June - August next year, the show will take place in 'The Pavilion' within the environs of 'The O2'*. Created by Matthew Churchill Productions this show will be a World Premiere of Jules Verne's literary classic "AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS" and will run for 11 weeks. www.80daystheshow.com (more...)

MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY Begins Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Taking Care of Baby by Tony Award winner Dennis Kelly begins its final week of performances tonight at 7:30PM. (more...)

Tom Beard, Lucy Black, Tanveer Ghani and More Star in Hampstead Theatre's DRAWING THE LINE, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

Hampstead Theatre presents the premiere of Howard Brenton's new play. Inspired by conversations he had during a visit to India in 2009, Drawing The Line examines the chaos of the Partition of India - an act that has shaped the modern world. (more...)

Retired Chicago Bear Brian Urlacher Will Make Goodman Debut for Make-A-Wish Illinois Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

It isn't every day you can tell a Chicago Bear to 'break a leg!' Goodman Theatre's 7th annual 'Make-A-Wish Night' features the superstar former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher and 17-year-old beneficiary Kenneth Schumacher, who wishes to be a part of a professional theatrical production. Urlacher and Schumacher don costumes tailored especially for them and appear in select scenes of the 36th annual production of A Christmas Carol, Chicago's favorite holiday tradition. Tickets for the one-night-only appearance on December 27 at 8pm are available online at GoodmanTheatre.org/Joy, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). BMO Harris Bank is the Major Corporate Sponsor, PepsiCo is the Official Beverage Sponsor and Aon and KPMG are the Corporate Sponsor Partners of A Christmas Carol. (more...)

Breaking News: John Aylward Exits MTC's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, Peter Maloney Steps in as 'Tony'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR will begin previews, as scheduled, on Friday, January 3 in preparation for Thursday, January 23 opening at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cone Man Running Productions' A SPONTANEOUS SMATTERING: HOLIDAY EDITION Puts the Ha Ha Ha in Happy Holidays
by David Clarke - Dec 22, 2013

Cone Man Running Productions and Obsidian Art Space's popular 24 hour play festival, A SPONTANEOUS SMATTERING, was given a seasonal spin for last night's holiday edition. Drawing a crowd of theatre diehards, family, and friends, everyone in attendance was curious to see what these skilled and talented artists would create. Waiting for the show to begin, everyone was buzzing about the #smattering posts they had seen on Facebook, the writers' previous works, and their excitement about what they were about to witness. It doesn't hurt any that everyone was treated to a free shot as they picked up their tickets either. (more...)

American Stage to Present August Wilson's 2 TRAINS RUNNING, 1/22-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2013

American Stage Theatre Company kicks off the new year with August Wilson's 2 TRAINS RUNNING. They are excited to present their seventh installment of their August Wilson Century Cycle. Previews are January 22 and 23. Opening Night is January 24 and the production runs through February 23, 2014. (more...)

Gary Catona Launched His Ultimate Voice Building System on DVD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Internationally renowned 'Voice Builder' - and after 35 years and more than 200 of the greatest voices in the singing, acting, and speaking industries as his students, Gary Catona has taken his revolutionary voice building system to the world. To help him reach his goal of changing the world of voice, Catona has created and launched a wonderful DVD called Ultimate Voice Builder, in which the essence of his voice building system is presented in an easy, user-friendly way. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Atlantic Theater's LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Atlantic Theater Company presents the American premiere production of award-winning British playwright Roy Williams' stage adaptation of Alan Sillitoe's beloved short story THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER, directed by Leah C. Gardiner. Meet the cast in the photos below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Cameron Diaz in First Trailer for THE OTHER WOMAN
by - Dec 19, 2013

The first trailer for Twentieth Century Fox Film's new comedy THE OTHER WOMAN ha been released. The film is set to hit theaters on April 25, 2014. Get a first look below! (more...)

'Awakening Kingdoms', One of Big Fish's Most Popular Hidden Object Series Now Offers an Endless Game World for Free
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

SEATTLE, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ What if you never had to leave your favorite game world? (more...)

THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA'S Sarah Jessica Parker Set for WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker, star of Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Amanda Peet's acclaimed new play The Commons of Pensacola, will appear on Bravo's 'Watch What Happens Live,' as a live guest tonight, December 18 at 11:00PM. (more...)

Kelvin Roston Jr. and More to Star in Court Theatre's SEVEN GUITARS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Court Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season with Seven Guitars written by August Wilson, and directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Seven Guitars will run January 9 - February 9, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy to Reprise Roles in THE ICEMAN COMETH at BAM; Runs 2/5-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

BAM and Scott Rudin will present Goodman Theatre's renowned revival of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh from February 5 through March 15, 2015. Directed by Goodman Artistic Director Robert Falls and featuring Tony Award-winning stage and screen actors Nathan Lane (as Theodore "Hickey" Hickman) and Brian Dennehy (as Larry Slade), the production, including its original Chicago cast, is slated for a six-week run in the BAM Harvey Theater. Ticket on-sale dates will be announced in the fall of 2014. (more...)

Announcing the Launch of Travel Mobile App TripScope
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

TripScope delivers detailed itineraries directly onto travelers' smart phones, providing clients with interactive geo-tagged destination guides pertinent to each client's interests. We have implemented push notification software that allows both agent and client to send and receive PN Messages within 20 minute intervals of clients not having wi-fi, avoiding costly long distance and roaming fees. (more...)

E! Premieres New One-Hour Special BIGGEST REALITY SCANDALS Today
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

From “The Real World” to “Top Chef,” reality television has become a platform for fame. Everyone is searching for their 15 minutes and are willing to do anything to be a TV star. (more...)

PLAYWRIGHT: FROM PAGE TO STAGE Airs Tonight On PBS INDEPENDENT LENS
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 16, 2013

An expansive documentary tracing the career trajectories of two notable contemporary playwrights - Rajiv Joseph and Tarell Alvin McCraney - as well as shining a light on the producers, directors, actors and creators who contribute to the process of putting a play onstage will be presented tonight on the most recent edition of PBS series INDEPENDENT LENS. (more...)

Boomerang Holiday Programming Kicks Off Today
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2013

Ring in some holiday cheer this year with Boomerang, Cartoon Network's 24-hour all-cartoon-classics network, as it presents a month-long CHRISTMAS PARTY of beloved seasonal favorites for the entire family. (more...)

MTC's THE SNOW GEESE with Mary Louise Parker Ends Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club and MCC Theater's world premiere of Sharr White's THE SNOW GEESE, ends its acclaimed engagement at MTC's Samuel J. FriedmanTheatre (261 West 47th Street) today at 8 PM. As of tonight, the production will have played 25 previews and 60 regular performances. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - PLAYWRIGHT: FROM PAGE TO STAGE on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2013

A rare and intimate glimpse into the dynamic process of creating and launching new plays, Playwright: From Page to Stage follows two outstanding young playwrights through the writing, development, staging, rehearsal, and public performance of their plays. (more...)

BWW Reviews: For Damrau's Violetta, La Scala's New LA TRAVIATA is a Fate Worse Than Death
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 13, 2013

Just what the opera world needs: Another director who doesn't have an idea about what to do with an opera. How else could you explain the new Dmitri Tcherniakov production of Verdi's LA TRAVIATA that opened the season at Milan's La Scala, on Saturday December 7th? Seen in a HD broadcast from the Emerging Pictures' 'Opera in Cinema' series, it showed what a travesty the Russian director's production was. (more...)

Patrick Murney, Eshan Bay & More to Star in Atlantic Theater Company's THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the American premiere production of award-winning British playwright Roy Williams' stage adaptation of Alan Sillitoe's beloved short story THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER, directed by Leah C. Gardiner. (more...)

Retired Chicago Bear Brian Urlacher Will Make Goodman Debut for Make-A-Wish Illinois, 12/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

It isn't every day you can tell a Chicago Bear to "break a leg!" Goodman Theatre's 7th annual "Make-A-Wish Night" features the superstar former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher and 17-year-old beneficiary Kenneth Schumacher, who wishes to be a part of a professional theatrical production. Urlacher and Schumacher don costumes tailored especially for them and appear in select scenes of the 36th annual production of A Christmas Carol, Chicago's favorite holiday tradition. Tickets for the one-night-only appearance on December 27 at 8pm are available online at GoodmanTheatre.org/Joy, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). BMO Harris Bank is the Major Corporate Sponsor, PepsiCo is the Official Beverage Sponsor and Aon and KPMG are the Corporate Sponsor Partners of A Christmas Carol. (more...)

New Chicago Artists Join the Goodman's Artistic Team for 2013-14 Playwrights Unit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

A new crop of local talent joins Goodman Theatre's artistic team for the 2013/2014 Season. The four Chicago-based writers named to the fourth season of the Playwrights Unit-a year-long residency program designed to support and develop new works-include Andrew Hinderaker, Gift Theatre ensemble member; Mickle Maher, cofounder of Theater Oobleck; Anne Garcia-Romero, a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists; and Laura Schellhardt, who oversees undergraduate playwriting at Northwestern University. A partnership with Chicago Dramatists, the Playwrights Unit meets twice per month with members of the Goodman's artistic team to discuss their plays-in-progress and provide feedback for one another. The program includes readings of the playwrights' works-in-progress at Chicago Dramatists in early 2014, and culminates in summer 2014 with staged readings of their completed works at the Goodman. Playwrights Unit alumni include Greg Allen, Alice Austen, Ike Holter and Christopher Oscar Peña (2012/2013 Season); Philip Dawkins, Nambi E. Kelley, Elaine Romero and Martin Zimmerman (2011/2012 Season); and Seth Bockley, Lisa Dillman, Laura Jacqmin and Rohina Malik (2010/2011 Season). (more...)

E! to Premiere New One-Hour Special BIGGEST REALITY SCANDALS, 12/16
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

From “The Real World” to “Top Chef,” reality television has become a platform for fame. Everyone is searching for their 15 minutes and are willing to do anything to be a TV star. (more...)

Winter Miller, Marya Hornbacher & More Set for RAPE AID: FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS RAPE, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

Fed up with a culture that spends more energy warning girls how to avoid rape instead of teaching boys rape is always wrong, playwright Winter Miller created Rape Aid, an experiment in activism, theater and charity with an all-inclusive post-show dance party. For Rape Aid, a half dozen artists were commissioned to make short pieces (plays, monologues, songs, films) for an evening to incite dialogue on the subject of rape. (more...)

Frontier Communications Reassures Comcast Customers: "We have your back"
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Why focus on Comcast? On December 1st, Comcast cancelled the secure backup and sharing devices their customers relied upon to keep their accounts safe from hacking, viruses, identity theft and more. Naughty, naughty. (more...)

MTC's THE SNOW GEESE Begins Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club and MCC Theater's world premiere of Sharr White's THE SNOW GEESE, begins the final week of its acclaimed engagement at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The strictly limited engagement will play its final performance on Saturday, December 14 at 8 PM. On that date, the production will have played 25 previews and 60 regular performances. (more...)

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