The Temperance Movement to Release Second Album in July
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Some music is too powerful to ignore. For proof, please meet WHITE BEAR, the raucous new rock 'n roll animal from THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT (vocalist Phil Campbell, bassist Nick Fyffe, guitarists Paul Sayer and Matt White, drummer Damon Wilson). The band's second album, WHITE BEAR is set for release July 15th, 2016 via Fantasy Records. The album pre-order and instant grat download of the title track will be available beginning Friday, May 6th. A stream of the song, “White Bear,” can be heard now on (more...)

Lesser America to Premiere HALF MOON BAY at Cherry Lane Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Lesser America (The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) will present HALF MOON BAY by Dan Moyer. It is directed by Jess Chayes (AD of Peter and The Starcatcher) starring Keilly McQuail (You Got Older, Her Requiem) and Gabriel King (These Seven Sicknesses). Previews begin May 12 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America is the inaugural Company in Residence. Opening set for Thursday, May 19. (more...)

Funimation Entertainment Acquires Exclusive Rights to First Japanese Feature-Length Anime Film MOMOTARO, SACRED SAILORS
by Movies News Desk - May 31, 2016

Funimation Entertainment is proud to announce its acquisition of the restored edition of Mitsuyo Seo's MOMOTARO, SACRED SAILORS the first feature-length animated film produced in Japan. (more...)

New York, World Premieres & More Set for Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, The Playwrights Realm is pleased to announce its 2016-17 10th anniversary season. Over the past decade, The Realm has continually produced work by brave new voices and worked to introduce new initiatives to expand its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights as they strive to make a life in the arts. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project Presents Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

New Hampshire Theatre Project's Youth Repertory Company will present The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare on May 27-June 5, 2016 at West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth NH. The Winter's Tale is one of Shakespeare's most diverse and divisive plays, exploring themes of faith, trust, family, love, friendship, fidelity, and maybe most importantly, time.  A tragedy of kings and queens in the first half crashes directly into a floral comedy with shepherds, shepherdesses, and clowns in the second. The link between these two worlds seems to be nothing but a 'wide gap of time,' but discoveries are made and truths are revealed.  (more...)

Broadway's Karen Murphy to Play Sue Mengers in I'LL EAT YOU LAST at Amphibian Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) has announced the cast and creative team for its second main stage play of the 2016 season, I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS by John Logan.  Starring Karen Murphy, the play will run Thursday, April 7 through Sunday, May 1 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions.     (more...)

Amy Jo Jackson to Premiere New Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the latest cabaret performance from Amy Jo Jackson, host of the 54 Concert Lab and Mrs. Peacock from the 30th Anniversary Reading of CLUE.. (more...)

FLEA MARKET FLIP Among Great American Country's 2016 Lifestyle Programming
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Living it up in the great outdoors is the theme that helped Great American Country (GAC) grow ratings more than 30% in first quarter among prime viewers P25-54. (more...)

THE GRUFFALO Returning to Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

This July everyone's favourite furry monster roars back into the West End in celebration of his 15th anniversary on stage! Tall Stories' smash hit production of The Gruffalo, which first opened on the 12 May 2001, 18 months after the book was first published, returns to the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue by popular demand from 6 July until 4 September 2016, forming a huge part of this summer's West End calendar. (more...)

F*It Club to Continue Series of Short World Premiere Plays at IRT Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Crush, six new short plays by  Kevin Artigue (The Forcings), Stephanie Del Rosso (Flee), Catya McMullen (Everything is Probably Going to be Okay), Seth Moore (Seawife), Gregory S. Moss (Billy Witch), and Ariel Stess (Heartbreak). (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Robert R. Sell, a husband, father, devoted writer and published author, has completed his newest work 'A Place Called Brierwood'. (more...)

VIDEO: Neve Campbell Chats ‘House of Cards' & Kevin Spacey on THE TALK
by - Mar 17, 2016

Neve Campbell stopepd by THE TALK to discuss joining the cast of the series “House Of Cards,” and shares what it’s like working with co-star Kevin Spacey. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE HEIR APPARENT, 4/15-5/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Master playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing) reinvigorates Jean-Francois Regnard's 1708 comedy about greed, love, and intrigue in Aurora's Bay Area Premiere of THE HEIR APPARENT. Josh Costello (Detroit, Wittenberg) helms THE HEIR APPARENT, featuring Julian Lopez-Morillas, Kenny Toll, Patrick Kelly Jones, Elizabeth Carter, Lawrence Radecker, Khalia Davis, and Katie Rubin. THE HEIR APPARENT plays April 15 through May 15 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit (more...)

Boise's Treats Photography Announces Nature Conservation Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Boise, Idaho -- When natural scenery meets talented models, absolute beauty pours out. Virginia Treat of Treats Photography is working on a Nature Conservation initiative. She has put together a team and over the course of the next year, will be conducting a series of shoots and produce a photo book, calendars and prints and more. The book will contain photographs combining nature with high fashion. In addition, the book will contain an article related to each image, either highlighting a facility or organization dedicated to nature conservation and in general what Idaho has to offer. The book will be sold online and 100% of the proceeds will benefit a variety of nature conservation facilities. (more...)

Old School Square in Delray Beach Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Old School Square has served for over 25 years as the gathering place for Delray Beach, and the 2016-17 Season will launch a new era of arts and entertainment for all ages. (more...)

Sharon Playhouse's JUDGE JACKIE: DISORDER IN THE COURT with Klea Blackhurst Opens in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents the new musical comedy, Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court on Stage 2 in the Bok Gallery from July 7-17. Opening Night is Thursday, July 7 at 7:00pm. (more...)

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA Roars Into Cadogan Hall
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

The Tiger Who Came to Tea roars into Chelsea this summer in the truly magical Olivier Award nominated West End production opening at Cadogan Hall on Saturday 6 August 2016 and running through to Sunday 4 September 2016. For tickets, call 020 7730 4500 or visit (more...)

Scoop: AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO on ABC - Sunday, July 24, 2016
by - Jul 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO, airing on ABC on Sunday, July 24, 2016! (more...)

Charlie Rohrbaugh Releases 'It's A Bear... And It's Coming...'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Charlie Rohrbaugh, a husband, hunting and fishing enthusiast, family-man, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'It's A Bear... And It's Coming...': a gripping and potent work about animals, survival, fear and success. (more...)

Review Roundup: Bess Wohl's SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS
by Review Roundups - Jul 20, 2016

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

THE TAMING Continues Circle Theatre's Year of the Playwright For Its 35th Anniversary Season 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The fourth show of Circle's season is The Taming, Lauren Gunderson's all female "power-play". This raucous political comedy will have both parties laughing in the aisles. Hilarity ensues when two political opposites wake up and discover themselves locked in a hotel room with a beauty queen. Following her past Circle productions of Exit, Pursued By A Bear (2013) and I and You (2015), The Taming brings to the stage the startling humor and rich roles for women that Ms. Gunderson skillfully creates. (more...)

BWW Review: HISTORY LIT Presents Three Immersive Plays at Perfectly Matched Locations Around the Pasadena Museum of History
by Shari Barrett - Jul 19, 2016

When you check in for HISTORY LIST, you will receive a color-coded program which indicates the group with whom and in what order you will walk around the site to witness the plays. The entire audience returns to a central meeting point in front of the historical Fenyes Mansion, led by time period costume-matched Tour Guides who go on to appear as characters within the play at the location where they have led you. Try to stay as close to these guides as you walk with them as their comical banter is not to be missed. I truly enjoy asking them questions as we walked, knowing their improvised answers will perfectly match the characters they are playing. (more...)

Chris Tomlin & Pat Barrett Pen First Children's Book, GOOD GOOD FATHER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Chris Tomlin, Christian worship leader and Grammy and Dove award-winning music artist, has written songs that are sung by more people on a weekly basis than any other songwriter in the world. Now, his most recent single and K-LOVE 'Song of the Year,' Good Good Father (written by Pat Barrett and Tony Brown), lends inspiration to the children's picture book of the same name, available Oct. 4, 2016. This delightful story is Tomlin's first book for children, co-written with Pat Barrett, and will leave little ones with a greater understanding of who God is and of who they are because they are loved by Him. Good Good Father will be published in partnership between Tommy Nelson and Passion Publishing. (more...)

New York Classical Theatre to Continue 2016 Summer Season with THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

New York Classical Theatre -- New York City's ONLY all-free Off-Broadway theatre -- is celebrating William Shakespeare's life and the 400th anniversary of his death with the company's 17th season.  (more...)

McDaniel College Sets Fall 2016 Season of Art, Music, Theatre and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

McDaniel College offers a variety of art, music, theatre, literary, film and other events during the fall of 2016. (more...)

ACBJ's Mentoring Monday will Bring Together More Than 10,000 Women and Top Female CEOs Across the United States
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016


THE REVENANT's Leonardo DiCaprio Wins Academy Award for Best Actor
by Movies News Desk - Feb 28, 2016

THE REVENANT's Leonardo DiCaprio has won the 2016 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. (more...)

NERDS' Patti Murin, THE RESIDUALS' Michael Paul Smith, THE HAMILCAST's Gillian Pensavalle, BWW Staff Predict Oscar Winners
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 26, 2016

Throughout the week, we've been highlighting some of our favorite nominees with theatre backgrounds, and on Sunday, star of the upcoming Broadway musical NERDS, Patti Murin, will have her own Red Carpet live blog, Senior TV and Film Critic Matt Tamanini will live-blog the ceremony, we will also have a regularly updated article looking at Broadway Twitter's reactions to the broadcast, we will look back at all of the winners and the ceremony's best moments, and we will be live tweeting from @BroadwayWorld and @BWWTVWorld. (more...)

iHeartMedia, Inc. Reports Results for 2015 Fourth Quarter and Full Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016


BWW Review: Mu Performing Arts Presents the Regional Premiere of YOU FOR YOU FOR ME, a Peek Inside North Korea through the Lens of a Very Human Story
by Jill Schafer - Feb 25, 2016

YOU FOR ME FOR YOU. Judging by the title I wondered if this was a play about former American Idol judge Randy Jackson. But of course it's not, rather this regional premiere by Mu Performing Arts is about North Korea, a subject I (and most Americans) know less about than American Idol. I was fortunate enough to attend the play when there was a post-show discussion with the playwright Mia Chung and director Randy Reyes, facilitated by the Star Tribune's Rohan Preston (read his review here). Hearing from the playwright, the director, and the cast about their experiences creating this piece gave me greater insight into the story. Mia shared that because there is so little known about what North Korea is actually like, she felt freedom in creating this world through 'magic realism' and really tried to focus on the human aspect of the story. She succeeds beautifully, as I was completely engrossed in the lives of these characters as brought to life by Mu's strong cast. This specific story of North Korean refugees is also universal in its themes of family, love, and sacrifice, themes that will feel familiar to any audience. (more...)

BWW Review: High Art in Small Places, Part I - A Deliciously Baroque LA CALISTO from Juilliard Opera
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 22, 2016

Grand opera--lavish in scale, setting and voices--certainly has its place, but, oh, the joys of hearing Cavalli and Faustini's bawdy, early baroque charmer LA CALISTO in a theatre with fewer than 100 seats! The Juilliard Opera production not only proved a great showcase for the singers, dancers and instrumentalists involved but for the opera itself, which is still infrequently heard and should be better known. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company to Welcome Playwright Lauren Gunderson for Three-Year Residency
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Marin Theatre Company is pleased to announce Lauren Gunderson as its new playwright in residence for the next three years, which has been made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Ms. Gunderson's has a long collaboration with MTC, which premiered her award-winning play I And You as a part of the National New Play Network's rolling world premiere in 2013, and will premiere her new play Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, co-authored with Margot Melcon, later this year. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TERRA NOVA an Elegant Doom at The Vortex
by Devon Hoffman - Apr 6, 2016

Terra Nova's elegant staging and technical elements created an engrossing poetry of action for the brooding tale of men dying in Antarctica. I can't say I warmed-up to all the choices, but warmth wasn't the point of this play. I'll leave it to my reader to see the show and feel the effect of these choices for themselves-yet my own experience lingers in my chest like a shard of ice: (more...)

Lesser America to Premiere New Drama HALF MOON BAY at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Lesser America (The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) will present HALF MOON BAY by Dan Moyer. It will be directed by Jess Chayes (AD of Peter and The Starcatcher) starring Keilly McQuail (You Got Older, Her Requiem) and Gabriel King (These Seven Sicknesses). Previews begin May 12 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America is the inaugural Company in Residence. Opening set for Thursday, May 19. (more...)

Chicagoland Kids to Join Kate Baldwin & Paolo Montalban in Lyric Opera's THE KING AND I
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today an all-Chicagoland children's ensemble for its grand-scale production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, featuring Broadway stars Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban as Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam. (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

BWW Review: Enthralling WINTER'S TALE Spins a Storybook Ending to Gamm's Season
by Veronica Bruscini - Apr 27, 2016

Pawtucket's Gamm Theater has taken this complex, unique blend of storytelling and staged a glorious WINTER'S TALE, proving once again why the company is critically and popularly lauded as the gold standard for Shakespearean productions in Rhode Island. (more...)

FRANK SUMATRA Set for Theatre N16 This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

FRANK SUMATRA will run May 9th - May 18th, 8.45pm at Theatre N16. Press Night is slated for May 9th 2016, 8.45pm. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project's Youth Repertory Company to Present THE WINTER'S TALE, 5/27-6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

New Hampshire Theatre Project's Youth Repertory Company will present The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare on May 27-June 5, 2016 at West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth NH. (more...)

comScore Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of April 24, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2016


City Lights to Present I AND YOU
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Meet Caroline, a cynical high school senior in need of a new liver. Meet Anthony, an idealistic high school basketball star in need of a partner for his project on Walt Whitman. In the poignant and insightful play I and You, two teens who could not be more different form an unlikely friendship. (more...)

Bear Lake, Utah's Campfire Grill Restaurant Welcomes New Chef and Updated Menus for the Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The Campfire Grill Restaurant, located at Conestoga Ranch, is set to open for the summer season on May 13 with a new chef and new menu creations for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chef Vincent Liberato, who joins Bear Lake's glamping destination after having been a chef at several fine hotels and restaurants in Pennsylvania, has crafted a menu that focuses on traditionally influenced American cuisine using fresh and local ingredients. He also plans to bring back some guest favorites. (more...)

BET Networks is Harnessing the Power of More to Deliver More Premium Original Programming and Unforgettable Moments across More Platforms in 2016-2017 Fiscal Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016


Shakespeare Theatre Moves TAMING OF THE SHREW Opening to Accommodate Helen Hayes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Due to the Helen Hayes Awards ceremony, Shakespeare Theatre Company's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW will celebrate Opening Night and Press Night on Tuesday, May 24. Previews begin on May 17 and performances continue through June 26 at STC's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW).  (more...)

Adelaide Cabaret Festival Announces 2016 Program with Megan Hilty & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2016

Full program and tickets are on sale to subscribers from Sunday 3 April and the general public from Wednesday 6 April through BASS 131 246 or online Program details are available in the Adelaide Cabaret Festival brochure, get one free by calling BASS 131 246 or log onto the Cabaret Festival website. (more...)

Maulik Pancholy & Peter Gadiot to Star in Shakespeare Theatre Company's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Next at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), stage and screen actors Maulik Pancholy (Weeds, 30 Rock) and Peter Gadiot (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland) will be seen playing Katherina and Petruchio respectively in Ed Sylvanus Iskandar's bold new interpretation of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Iskandar, known for his striking and immersive directorial style, completes STC's 2015-2016 season with this production, playing in Sidney Harman Hall from May 17 to June 26, 2016. (more...)

Lauren Gunderson's I AND YOU Comes to Stages Repertory Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Seth Gordon, Associate Artistic Director of Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and director of past Stages productions The Whipping Man, The Spiritualist and The Unexpected Man, returns to Stages Repertory Theatre to direct the Regional Premiere of Lauren Gunderson's I AND YOU, running May 4 - 22, 2016. (more...)

Scoop: AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO on ABC - Sunday, May 1, 2016
by - Apr 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO, airing on ABC on Sunday, May 1, 2016! (more...)

Stew & Heidi Rodewald to Appear on Stage at The Public in Their New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Stew and Heidi Rodewald will perform live with the on-stage band for THE TOTAL BENT, playing the guitar and bass, respectively. With text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, which premiered at The Public in 2003, this world premiere musical is directed by Joanna Settle. Performances begin Tuesday, May 10 and continue through Sunday, June 12, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 25. (more...)

Animal Planet Announces 2016-2017 Upfront Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Animal Planet presents its 2016-2017 Upfront slate highlighted by the introduction of ANIMAL PLANET PRESENTS, a new programming event to introduce award-winning and premiere specials and documentary films from top filmmakers (more...)

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