BWW Review: Seattle Shakes' Gimmicky ROMEO AND JULIET Lacks Passion
by Jay Irwin - May 9, 2016

A few months back another group in Seattle put up an immersive production of "Romeo and Juliet" that blew me away and finally gave me the chance to see a completely solid production that I liked. But even while watching that I knew that Seattle Shakespeare Company would be closing out their season with their own intimate production of the show and I worried that the chances of getting another great production might be tempting fate or the theater Gods or the odds or whatever. Well unfortunately my fears were well founded as this new staging, while having a few stand out supporting performances, ultimately falls flat with a severe lack of passion or love (crucial for a love story) and an overarching theme that at best feels confusing and tacked on and at worst, pretentious. (more...)

BWW Review: DOGFIGHT Delights Audiences at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
by Meredith Kreisa - May 7, 2016

The University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Department of Theatre and Dance is staging DOGFIGHT. With an intimate setting, exceptional acting, and a well-designed production, anyone (who is old enough, comfortable with stage violence, has lungs that readily accept fog, and appreciates a good curse word) will enjoy the show. (more...)

Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard to Lead Mart Crowley's BOYS IN THE BAND, Opening in London, Tour to Follow; This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Producers Tom O'Connell and James Seabright are pleased to announce that they will be staging a first-class revival of Mart Crowley's ground-breaking play, THE BOYS IN THE BAND, opening at Park Theatre in London this autumn, and that, due to popular demand, the production will embark on a short tour to The Lowry, Theatre Royal Brighton and West Yorkshire Playhouse. (more...)

BWW Review: RICHARD II, Arcola Theatre, May 3 2016
by Gary Naylor - May 4, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a Richard II for today which succeeds largely, if not totally, in its contemporary staging. (more...)

Erin Andrews & J.J. Watt to Host 2016 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, 6/8
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

CMT today announced that sportscaster/TV personality Erin Andrews and football superstar J.J. Watt and will host the 2016 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, live on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 8:00 pm ET/PT from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Theatre World Awards Celebrate This Season's Stunning Debuts!
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016

Earlier this week, The Theatre World Awards celebrated this year's Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance honorees. Hosted annually by well-known theater journalist, Peter Filichia, the 72nd Annual Theatre World Awards ceremony was produced by Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors.  (more...)

Nick's Bistro Partners with Wounded Warrior Project to Support...
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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First Annual Beer & BBQ Fest at the SKY Deck Set for 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

On May 28, 2016, attend the 1st Annual "Beer & BBQ Fest at the SKY Deck", another special event brought to you by Parakeet Pete's Entertainment Group.  The SKY Deck is located across from Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline on Mount Branson.  Guests launch from Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline at Branson Landing, zip over Lake Taneycomo and arrive at the SKY Deck where they will enjoy live entertainment from the Lori Locke Band and Makenna & Brock (vocal finalists on X-factor and now a Nashville touring band), lip-smacking barbeque and beverages. Tickets are on sale now at ParakeetPetes.com with an early bird special available for on-line ticket purchases. (more...)

bergenPAC to Present BACK TO THE EIGHTIES SHOW WITH JESSIE'S GIRL, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

?Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Back to the Eighties Show With Jessie's Girl-Friday, July 8, 2016 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

Unbound Productions to Present HISTORY LIT at the Pasadena Museum of History
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Unbound Productions Executive Director  Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced their newest immersive theatre event -  HISTORY LIT: A Festival Of Timeless Stories (July 9-31, 2016) at the Pasadena Museum of History. Unlike it's award-winning cousin Wicked Lit, HISTORY LIT will present stage adaptations of timeless literature that reflect history in creative ways (and not Gothic tales of classical horror).  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Opera Theatre of St. Louis delights with 'La boheme'
by Steve Callahan - May 23, 2016

OTSL has opened a delicious 'La boheme'. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/23/2016 - Lilly Awards, Theater World Awards, Obie Awards and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 23, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: Its a busy day! The 7th annual Lilly Awards, 72nd annual Theater World Awards and The 61st annual Obie Awards are all being presented today. NYTW will also celebrate opening night of HADESTOWN! (more...)

Cellcom Israel Announces First Quarter 2016 Results
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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BWW Weighs In: The Importance of Being Awkward by Steve 'Coach Fury' of MARK FISHER FITNESS
by Mark Fisher Fitness - May 23, 2016

If you're awkward and you know it clap your hands! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Chicago premiere production of CONSTELLATIONS, the 80-minute, award-winning hit by British playwright Nick Payne. Directed here by prolific Chicago director and Steppenwolf artistic producer Jonathan Berry, Constellations premiered at the Royal Court in London to rave reviews before transferring to the West End and Broadway. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

UCHINAALOHA, IHULA and More Set for Kumu Kahua Theatre's 46th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Kumu Kahua Theatre is proud to announce their 46th season of productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE KING AND I Welcomes Marin Mazzie & Daniel Dae Kim to Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim recently joined the Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The company hosted A Party last night to welcome the pair of Siam - check out photos below! (more...)

Artes de la Rosa to Stage WELCOME TO ARROYO'S This May
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Artes de la Rosa will open on May 21st the Regional Premiere of WELCOME TO ARROYO'S by Pulitzer Prize Nominee Kristoffer Diaz. (more...)

Stars from THE COLOR PURPLE, ON YOUR FEET, TUCK EVERLASTING & More Earn 2016 Theatre World Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors (Dale Badway, President) has announced the 2016 Theatre World Award Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance who will be celebrated at the 72nd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony on Monday evening, May 23, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Circle in the Square Theatre (West 50th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), home of the current 2015 Tony® Award-winning Best Musical, Fun Home.    (more...)

Food Network Announces June 2016 Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

As summer kicks into high gear, Food Network serves up a month of hot competition series starting with a trip back through the decades with the premiere of Cutthroat Kitchen: Time Warp Tournament on Wednesday, June 1st (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of the FAWLTY TOWERS - LIVE ON STAGE Australian Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The first images of the World Premiere Cast of Fawlty Towers - Live on Stage were released today. Photographs of Blazey Best (Sybil), Syd Brisbane (Manuel), Stephen Hall (Basil) and Aimee Horne (Polly), who along with the entire company were "handpicked" by John Cleese, who has adapted Fawlty Towers for the stage, utilising some of his own personal all time favourite moments.  (more...)

BWW Dance Review: American Ballet Theatre's SYLVIA
by Wesley Doucette - May 19, 2016

A review of ABT's performance of 'Sylvia' at the Met Opera House. (more...)

Photo Flash: SHE LOVES ME Stars Celebrate David Rockwell's 20th Broadway Set Design
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Actors Fund threw A Party at Vandal celebrating David Rockwell's 20th Broadway set design for SHE LOVES ME. BroadwayWorld has photos from the soiree below! (more...)

Legacy Recordings to Release Steve Vai'sModern Primitive / Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Steve Vai's Modern Primitive / Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition, a celebratory 2CD collection of classic tracks and previously unreleased music, on Friday, June 24. (more...)

Lynyrd Skynyrd Set to Kick-Off Cleveland Rocks 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

On July 17, the evening prior to the official kick-off of the Republican National Convention, Cleveland - The Rock and Roll Capital of the World - will see A Party unlike any they have ever seen as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame icons Lynyrd Skynyrd (more...)

Photo Flash: Billie Jo and Judd Herberger Host Valley Youth Theatre Party
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Dedicated performing arts enthusiasts Billie Jo and Judd Herberger hosted an intimate party this past Saturday night May 14th to honor Valley Youth Theatre (VYT). (more...)

Julie Halston, Paul Reiser & More Set for Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Summer 2016 Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the July, August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. Monday nights at 8 pm. All dates are available online at www.baystreet.org or calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. All comedy performances are suggested for ages 17 and up. Comedy Club is sponsored by Saunders & Associates and The Friars Foundation. Media sponsor is Beach Magazine. (more...)

Lowland Hum to Perform at Capitol Center for the Arts, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Husband-and-wife singer/songwriters Lowland Hum will be appearing at the Spotlight Cafe at the Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA) in Concord, New Hampshire on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 8PM.  Tickets are currently on sale. (more...)

BWW Review: Counter-Productions Theatre Group's World Premiere of KILL THE VIRGIN is Sexy and Smart
by Andria Tieman - May 16, 2016

KILL THE VIRGIN, the latest offering by playwright Kevin Broccoli and produced by Counter-Productions Theatre Company is a cheeky and self-aware look at the cliches in horror movies.  Thankfully, unlike the Scary Movie franchise, it manages to stay away from the gross-out humor and instead relies on quick wit and observation of the tropes that we've all seen in teen movies, and may be so accustomed to that they barely register anymore.  Excellent acting and the fine direction of Ted Clement bring this fun and twisted romp to life, and while it's still a bit clunky in parts, it's exciting, genuinely funny and awfully sexy. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dixie Longate of DIXIE'S TUPPERWARE PARTY at Holland Performing Arts Center
by Christine Swerczek - May 14, 2016

Dixie Longate is coming back to Omaha. Get ready to cough your teeth into your hand and buy some plastic crap from this top-selling Tupperware dealer! (more...)

BTG and Only In My Dreams to Present Berkshire Dance Party & Cabaret for GLBTQ Pride Month
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group and Only In My Dreams Events LLC present the First Annual Berkshire Dance Party and Cabaret in celebration of GLBTQ Pride Month, at The Colonial Theatre, June 3 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Recap: 'Alexander Kirk' Creates Very Strange Bedfellows on THE BLACKLIST
by Marakay Rogers - May 13, 2016

Is the best way to find a Russian criminal to steal a Presidential candidate's entire campaign account? Raymond Reddington and Scottie Hargrave (Famke Janssen) think so, and Tom Keen wants to help. The FBI isn't so sure, especially when it turns out that the FBI's in charge of the robbery. (more...)

CAKE WARS Returns to Food Network for All-New Sweet Season, 6/6
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

CAKE WARS returns to Food Network on Monday, June 6th at 9:00pm ET/PT with freshly baked new episodes, where four bakers vie for the opportunity to display their extraordinary cake creations at a big event (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE LETTERS at 710 MAIN THEATRE
by Michael Rabice - May 12, 2016

MACGRAW AND O'NEAL MASTER THE ART OF 'LOVE LETTERS' Before cell phones, texts, tweets or facebook messages there existed that lost art of writing letters. Yes, I said art. Putting words to paper in complete sentences that share emotions as well as news of the day can be exciting to write and even more thrilling to receive through the good old US Postal Service. (more...)

Marcus Center to Welcome The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Marcus Center Presents series, sponsored by Envoy Restaurant and Lounge, is excited to bring the two- mega groups, The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6, to the intimate Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall for The Summit Concert.  This one night only performance is on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $75 and go on sale on Friday, May 20 at 12:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Marcus Center Box Office at 929 North Water Street, online at Ticketmaster.com or MarcusCenter.org or by phone at 414-273-7206. Group are available for 10 or more by calling Group Sales at 414-273-7121 x210. (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS, NOTES OF A NATIVE SONG & More Set for Wilma Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Wilma Theater has announced a combination of produced and presented works that comprise the five productions of the upcoming 2016/17 Season. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Will Launch New Series- BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch; Catch the Premiere on Tuesday, May 17!
by Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch - May 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com is thrilled to add to our roster of exclusive talent and programing, Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch. Don't forget to tune in next Tuesday, May 17, to check out the premiere episode! (more...)

La Strada Ensemble Theater to Host RAINBOW FESTIVAL 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

La Strada Ensemble Theater presents Rainbow Festival 2016: A Celebration of LGBT Theater, three programs of varied, cutting edge one-act plays created by playwrights from across the United States beginning May 27th at Jersey Shore Art Center, 66 South Main Street, 3rd Floor Theater, Ocean Grove, New Jersey.   (more...)

Gallery Players to Host 50th Anniversary Season Announcement Party, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Gallery Players will announce their 50th Anniversary Season with A Party and fundraiser on Saturday, May 21st. (more...)

AMD and Nantong Fujitsu Microelectronics Co., Ltd. Close on Semiconductor Assembly and Test Joint Venture
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

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BWW Reviews: THE WILD PARTY at Ignite Theatre
by Chris Arneson - Apr 29, 2016

Ignite Theatre is known for taking on edgier shows, so it's no surprise when the cast of their current production struts onto the stage baring skin with sexy attire. And this isn't the first time. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME's Nicholas Barasch Named 2016 Dorothy Loudon Award Honoree
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

It was announced today by The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors, and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation, Broadway newcomer Nicholas Barasch, currently appearing in the Broadway revival of She Loves Me at Studio 54, will be honored with the 8th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award at the 72nd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony set for Monday evening, May 23, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Circle in the Square Theatre (West 50th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), home of the current 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Fun Home.  The 2016 Theatre World winners will be announced shortly. (more...)

CHARLIE AND SHARON World Premiere Set for Shetler Studios, 6/2-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the world premiere of CHARLIE AND SHARON, a fantastical tragical comical haunting, in NYC June 2 running through June 19. (more...)

Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira & Savannah Guthrie to Host RIO OLYMPICS Opening Ceremony
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira and Savannah Guthrie will host NBC's coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, on Friday, August 5, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (more...)

Watch Gary Clark Jr.'s 'Can't Sleep' Video Trilogy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Gary Clark Jr. premieres his three-song 'Can't Sleep' video trilogy today on Noisey/VICE. Watch it here. (more...)

VELVET Opens at QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

?The Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC's) season of VELVET opened with a bang on Thurs 21 April, in the Centre's Cremorne Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: ELEPHANT & PIGGIE: WE ARE IN A PLAY: THE MUSICAL is 'unpossible' to not love!
by Christine Swerczek - Apr 25, 2016

What? Not like ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY? "Unpossible!" This is the cute, cute, cutest production to come out of the Rose Theater in a long time. Everything about it is delightful! (more...)

Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Wednesday, May 11, 2016
by - Apr 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE MIDDLE, airing on ABC on Wednesday, May 11, 2016! (more...)

Rondi Reed & Michael Rabe Join Steppenwolf's VISITING EDNA; Jessie Fisher Completes CONSTELLATIONS Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete casting for two upcoming productions. Celebrated actress Jessie Fisher (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's Othello, Once on Broadway) joins ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (CBS's Elementary, Steppenwolf's Superior Donuts) in the Chicago premiere production of Constellations, the moving two-character drama by Nick Payne, directed by artistic producer Jonathan Berry to take place this summer in the Upstairs Theatre (May 26 - July 3, 2016; Press/Opening is June 1 at 7:30pm). (more...)

Rooftop Films Sets Opening Weekend Lineup for 20th Annual Summer Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Rooftop Films is proud and excited to announce the Opening Weekend lineup and the first batch of our feature film slate for the 20th Annual Summer Series. (more...)

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