Aurora Theatre Company to Present DETROIT, 6/19-7/19Aurora Theatre Company to Present DETROIT, 6/19-7/19
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company closes its 23rd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Lisa D'Amour's (Anna Bella Eema, Airline Highway) wicked Obie-winning satire about our uncertain economic times, DETROIT. Josh Costello (Wittenberg) directs this explosive dark comedy, featuring Amy Resnick (Body Awareness, Collapse), Jeff Garrett, Luisa Frasconi, and Patrick Kelly Jones (Metamorphosis), that brilliantly captures our current economic moment. DETROIT plays June 19 through July 19 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

I AND YOU Playwright Lauren Gunderson Set for Q&A at Fountain Theatre, 5/14I AND YOU Playwright Lauren Gunderson Set for Q&A at Fountain Theatre, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

San Francisco-based playwright Lauren Gunderson will lead a talkback with the audience following the 8 p.m. performance of I and You on Thursday, May 14 at the Fountain Theatre. (more...)

MURDER BLOOD BEAR STORY Opens 6/5 at Theatre AsylumMURDER BLOOD BEAR STORY Opens 6/5 at Theatre Asylum
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Blue is hunting. She's been tracking A Bear through the wilds, hoping for an up-close encounter. Suddenly, she hears a rustle in the bushes, the crack of a low lying branch. Could she have found what she's been searching for? She reaches for her bait: a handful of perfect plump blueberries and a pocketful of stories. (more...)

The Drama League to Host Centennial Gala in NovemberThe Drama League to Host Centennial Gala in November
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Drama League, embarking on a landmark year of celebration commemorating its 100 years of service to the American theater, announced today The Drama League Centennial Gala set for Monday evening, November 2, 2015 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue). Cocktails and silent auction will begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by dinner and performance at 8:00 p.m.  Special Guests and performers will be announced at a later date.  The Centennial Gala Committee is now in formation; tables and seats are available by calling (212) 244-9494. (more...)

Quotables from NBC's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, Week of 5/18Quotables from NBC's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, Week of 5/18
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2015

Below, check out quotables from last week's shows! (more...)

Build-A-Bear Debuts Customizable MINIONS CollectionBuild-A-Bear Debuts Customizable MINIONS Collection
by Movies News Desk - May 22, 2015

Build-A-Bear (NYSE: BBW), an interactive entertainment retailer of customized stuffed animals, announced today that the company will produce a line of exclusive, make-your-own plush based on Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Minions (more...)

BWW Reviews: Gender Switching and Circus Performers Liven Up THE WINTER'S TALE at Anon It MovesBWW Reviews: Gender Switching and Circus Performers Liven Up THE WINTER'S TALE at Anon It Moves
by Krista Garver - May 21, 2015

Psychodrama, comedy, live music, and a circus combine in this inventive new production of THE WINTER'S TALE by Anon It Moves. (more...)

American Music Theatre Project to Workshop New Musical THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF PERCIVAL VON SCHMOOTZAmerican Music Theatre Project to Workshop New Musical THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF PERCIVAL VON SCHMOOTZ
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University will workshop and present a staged reading of the new musical "The Enlightenment of Percival von Schmootz" written by the Fred Ebb Award, Jonathan Larson Grant and Lorenz Hart Award-winning team Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond.  (more...)

THE CURIOUS AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ELAINE JAKES is ReleasedTHE CURIOUS AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ELAINE JAKES is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

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Ars Nova Sets Complete ANT Fest 2015 LineupArs Nova Sets Complete ANT Fest 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

 Ars Nova has announced the lineup for its 8th Annual ANT Fest, running June 1 - 26.  This year's festival of all new talent features four nonstop weeks of comedy, music & theater mash-ups, and invites audiences on a nightly adventure with the next wave of breakthrough artists at Ars Nova.  A complete lineup is listed below. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Marilyn Maye, Nellie McKay, Goodspeed Writers Colony and More Set for 54 Below This SpringPatti LuPone, Marilyn Maye, Nellie McKay, Goodspeed Writers Colony and More Set for 54 Below This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

This April and May, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Gillian English's GET AROUND ME Comes to Comedy Bar, May 3-4Gillian English's GET AROUND ME Comes to Comedy Bar, May 3-4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

The Theatre Elusive presents Get Around Me, written & performed by Gillian English at the Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, on May 3 at 8:00pm and May 4 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Bookworks Presents Shelf Awareness for ReadersBookworks Presents Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2015

As the classic Tony Bennett song goes, 'You Must Believe in Spring,' though some of us have nearly lost faith. Here are some of our favorite books that pay tribute to the season as we await its arrival. (more...)

M. BUTTERFLY Opens This Weekend at City LightsM. BUTTERFLY Opens This Weekend at City Lights
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Opening this weekend at City Lights, M. Butterfly weaves realism, ritual, and vivid theatricality into a haunting tale of a French diplomat who thinks he's found the ideal woman. It's a story that all started with real-life events. (more...)

HETTY FEATHER Set for Limited Summer Run at Duke of York's TheatreHETTY FEATHER Set for Limited Summer Run at Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

After a sell-out critically acclaimed West End run in 2014, Sally Cookson's Olivier Award nominated production of Hetty Feather returns to the West End with a limited summer run at the Duke of York's Theatre from 6 August to 6 September. The West End run will form part of a major national tour which begins at Bristol Old Vic in July and continues through 2016, with an extended Christmas run at The Lowry, Salford. (more...)

38th Bay Area Playwrights Festival to Showcase 7 New Theatrical Works, 7/17-2638th Bay Area Playwrights Festival to Showcase 7 New Theatrical Works, 7/17-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The Playwrights Foundation's 38th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) runs July 17-26, 2015 at the Tides Theatre in San Francisco. BAPF 2015 builds on the festival's historic legacy of innovation in theater that then moves to theaters across the country. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Bridge Initiative Presents ANATOMY OF A HUGBWW Reviews: The Bridge Initiative Presents ANATOMY OF A HUG
by Herbert Paine - Jun 22, 2015

In its first-time festival of the works of women playwright's, The Bridge Initiative features the world premiere of Kat Ramsburg's Anatomy of a Hug, a gripping statement about the emotional miles that can divide the human heart. Allison Sell is the sharp knife of this play, delivering a riveting and stirring performance. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, June 27, 2015Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, June 27, 2015
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BWW Reviews: Source Festival's Enthralling SCIENCE AND SOULMATES is Not to Be MissedBWW Reviews: Source Festival's Enthralling SCIENCE AND SOULMATES is Not to Be Missed
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jun 10, 2015

Science and Soulmates may sound like the subject of a Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode. It's also the title of a riveting play cycle at Cultural DC's Source Festival. (more...)

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Begins 6/17 at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Outdoor StageLOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Begins 6/17 at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Outdoor Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Enjoy Shakespeare under the stars at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Outdoor Stage production of Love's Labour's Lost. The enormously popular summer venue, located on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris Township, will host the show beginning on June 17th and continuing through July 26th. (more...)

Alton Brown Brings CUTTHROAT KITCHEN to the Great Outdoors in Special Summer SeriesAlton Brown Brings CUTTHROAT KITCHEN to the Great Outdoors in Special Summer Series
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Food Network sends Cutthroat Kitchen to camp this summer for the five-episode special series Camp Cutthroat, where twelve cunning chefs compete for victory under the watchful eye of host and head counselor of mayhem Alton Brown. (more...)

The PIT Extends KAPOW-I GOGO!The PIT Extends KAPOW-I GOGO!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Matt Cox's 3-part epic, geek comedy Kapow-i GoGo extends at The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) with a marathon performance on 8/29. (more...)

Competition Series THE NEXT GREAT BURGER to Debut on Esquire Network, TodayCompetition Series THE NEXT GREAT BURGER to Debut on Esquire Network, Today
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Coolfire Studios bolsters its foray into the branded entertainment category with 'The Next Great Burger,' a six-episode burger competition series that debuts on Tues., July 21, at 10/9 p.m. (CST), on Esquire Network. (more...)

KANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY with Courtney Love & More Set for '2015-16 Oberon Presents' SeriesKANSAS CITY CHOIR BOY with Courtney Love & More Set for '2015-16 Oberon Presents' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

The American Repertory Theater expands its 2015/16 Season programming with the OBERON Presents series, featuring a range of artists, companies, and programs. As the second stage of the A.R.T., a unique club theater venue, OBERON challenges artists to explore new relationships with space, performance, and audience experience. OBERON hosts a range of experimental work -- these shows invite audiences to listen to new voices and to hear old stories in new ways. This exploration is integral to A.R.T.'s mission to expand the boundaries of theater. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Leo DiCaprio Stars in Action Adventure THE REVENANTVIDEO: First Look - Leo DiCaprio Stars in Action Adventure THE REVENANT
by Movies News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

20th Century FOX has released the first official teaser trailer for THE REVENANT, hitting theaters on Christmas Day. (more...)

CAMP CUTHROAT Among Food Network's August HighlightsCAMP CUTHROAT Among Food Network's August Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

August has never been hotter on Food Network with new series, stunts and epic finales! (more...)

Breaking News: Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Join Audra McDonald in Musical Revival SHUFFLE ALONGBreaking News: Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Join Audra McDonald in Musical Revival SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

Next spring, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Joshua Henry will star in SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a striking new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. (more...)

ADA AND THE MEMORY ENGINE to Run 10/17-11/22 at Central Works/Berkeley City ClubADA AND THE MEMORY ENGINE to Run 10/17-11/22 at Central Works/Berkeley City Club
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Central Works concludes its 25th season with a commissioned new work by local playwright Lauren Gunderson, Ada and the Memory Engine, opening October 17 (previews Oct 15 & 16), and running through November 22 at the historic Berkeley City Club. (more...)

New Children's Book to be Created by a Duck and a BearNew Children's Book to be Created by a Duck and a Bear
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

PORT CLINTON, Ohio, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Just off the shores of Lake Erie in the charming little city of Port Clinton, Ohio ('The Walleye Capital of the World'), resides artist and writer Nathan Janes with a phenomenal project so special he has kept it a mystery until now. Janes is announcing his crowdfunding effort to self-publish his book. 'I choose to use my skill as a means to speak exclusively to my readers,' says Janes. 'This is my life, my passion, and my dream. What I have created and am presenting to you now is a result of my dedication, persistence, and perseverance towards producing a book like no other.' (more...)

Raffi Barsoumian and Ramiz Monsef to Star in Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ at the Geffen This FallRaffi Barsoumian and Ramiz Monsef to Star in Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ at the Geffen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Geffen Playhouse just announced the cast for the West Coast premiere of GUARDS AT THE TAJ by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Steinberg Award recipient Rajiv Joseph. Raffi Barsoumian will star as Humayun, opposite Ramiz Monsef as Babur. (more...)

2015-16 OBERON Series to Open with GHOST QUARTET2015-16 OBERON Series to Open with GHOST QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus, presents the first offering of its 2015/16 OBERON Presents series - GHOST QUARTET, with Music, Lyrics, & Text by Dave Malloy, Developed & Arranged by Ghost Quartet, and Directed by Annie Tippe. Performances run September 9, 10, and 11 at 7:30PM, September 12 at 4PM and 7:30PM at OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge. (more...)

Discovery Family Channel to Premiere New Series BABIES BEHAVING BADLY, 9/4Discovery Family Channel to Premiere New Series BABIES BEHAVING BADLY, 9/4
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Discovery Family Channel today announced BABIES BEHAVING BADLY and BEASTS BEHAVING BADLY, two hilarious original series from Barcroft Productions featuring unfiltered real-life moments of mischief from the littlest humans and adorable animals alike. (more...)

Back-to-School Season Spurs Growth for SignUpGeniusBack-to-School Season Spurs Growth for SignUpGenius
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

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foolsFURY to Premiere THE UNHEARD OF WORLD, 10/2-31foolsFURY to Premiere THE UNHEARD OF WORLD, 10/2-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

FoolsFURY Theater Company is proud to announce theNorth American premiere of The Unheard of World, a dark and eccentric fantasy by playwrightFabrice Melquiot translated from the French by foolsFURY company member Michelle Haner. A play for all ages, The Unheard of World tells the interwoven stories of a 200,000 year-old man, a girl half-swallowed by A Bear, a little boy who refused to be born and a woman yearning, even in death, to have a child. The play opens in preview Friday, October 2 with a press opening the following evening, Saturday, October 3 at 8pm. The Unheard of World runs Thursdays - Saturdays through October 31. Tickets range from $20 - $30 and may be purchased online atuniverse.com/LoveAfterLife. (more...)

New Pop/Rock Musical WE ARE THE TIGERS to Premiere at Hudson BackstageNew Pop/Rock Musical WE ARE THE TIGERS to Premiere at Hudson Backstage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Heart and Flame Productions is thrilled to present a World Premiere Pop/Rock Musical, WE ARE THE TIGERS, book, music and lyrics by Rebekah M. Allen, musical direction by Patrick Sulken, choreography by Jacob Brent and directed by Michael Bello. WE ARE THE TIGERS is produced by Matthew P. Hui, Geri Silver and Evan Bernardin. WE ARE THE TIGERS recently completed an artistic residency at New York City's Musical Theatre Factory, where it presented two sold-out workshop performances earlier this month. WE ARE THE TIGERS will preview on Friday, October 2 at 8pm; Saturday, October 3 at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday, October 4 at 7pm; Friday, October 9 at 8pm & Saturday, October 10 at 2pm and will open on Saturday, October 10 at 8pm and run through Sunday, November 8 at the Hudson Backstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Gillian English's GET AROUND ME Comes to the Comedy Bar, 5/3-4Gillian English's GET AROUND ME Comes to the Comedy Bar, 5/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

The Theatre Elusive's presents Get Around Me, written and performed by Gillian English at the Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, on May 3 at 8:00pm and May 4 at 8:00pm. (more...)

It's a Wide, Wide World! Meet the Full Cast of GIGI, Opening Tonight on Broadway!It's a Wide, Wide World! Meet the Full Cast of GIGI, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 8, 2015

Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, celebrates its opening tonight, April 8, at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, and watch highlights from the show below! (more...)

Amy Jo Jackson to Return to 54 Below This MonthAmy Jo Jackson to Return to 54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

After an over-sold concert this past summer, Amy Jo Jackson returns to Broadway's hottest concert venue on Thursday April 23rd at 11:30PM. (more...)

Investor Dynamic Pro CEO Releases New BookInvestor Dynamic Pro CEO Releases New Book
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

BIGFORK, Mont., April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ 'Invest Safely and Profitably' by Raymond Dominick is now available as an eBook. The book is subtitled: 'Investing Made Easy.' (more...)

Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR), the ensemble-based theater company based in South Orange/Maplewood, NJ, announces A CONVERSATION WITH BILLY PORTER, on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in a one-night-only benefit appearance hosted by NY1's Budd Mishkin. (more...)

The PIT to Offer KAPOW-I GOGO Marathon, 5/24The PIT to Offer KAPOW-I GOGO Marathon, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Kapow-i GoGo is a theatrical experience built for an audience used to binge-watching Netflix. Continuing its buzzy run at The PIT, Kapow-I GoGo will do a hyper-marathon of all three parts - 9 episodes - almost 4 hours of content - on Sunday May 24th at 1pm. Intermissions will be plentiful, don't worry. The PIT's Love Bar is just outside the door to the theater, fully stocked and with Kapow-I Specialty drinks all afternoon. (Try the Kapow-i SuperPunch! or sample some free sugary breakfast cereal!). (more...)

EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR Opens Next Month at City LightsEXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR Opens Next Month at City Lights
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson's dark and delightful revenge comedy Exit, Pursued by A Bear comes to the South Bay for the first time this spring, opening at City Lights in May. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Lesli Margherita & More Set for 54 Below This WeekMarilyn Maye, Lesli Margherita & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Scoop: AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO on ABC - Sunday, April 19, 2015Scoop: AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO on ABC - Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Scoop: AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS on ABC - Sunday, April 19, 2015Scoop: AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS on ABC - Sunday, April 19, 2015
by TV Scoop - Apr 2, 2015

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SPRING AWAKENING's Richard Southgate to Star in THE DOGS OF WAR at the Old Red LionSPRING AWAKENING's Richard Southgate to Star in THE DOGS OF WAR at the Old Red Lion
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Robin Rayner, David Adkin and TREMers are pleased to announce the cast for their upcoming production of Tim Foley's brave dark comedy The Dogs of War, starring Richard Southgate (Skins, Young Dracula and Borgia). This new play is a volatile look at a group of people battling with the fear of change, isolation and separation. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Amy Jo Jackson & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next WeekLesli Margherita, Amy Jo Jackson & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming event: (more...)

Judi Dench to Star in THE WINTER'S TALE as Part of Kenneth Branagh's Inaugural Season at the Garrick; Lineup Announced!Judi Dench to Star in THE WINTER'S TALE as Part of Kenneth Branagh's Inaugural Season at the Garrick; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Stage and screen vet and director of Disney's smash-hit, live-action CINDERELLA film, Kenneth Branagh has confirmed his new theatre company's inaugural season at the West End's Garrick Theatre. (more...)

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