CRITIC'S CHOICE: Scaring Up Theatrical Fun for Halloween
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 30, 2015

It's Halloween weekend and every dramatic personage and theatrical type we've ever encountered is caught up in the annual rush to find just the right costume for their holiday revelries (we confess we've never had the knack for coming up with Halloween get-ups - not since we went in drag to a party at the First Baptist Church as the age of 12…tongues were wagging, we are certain, but we lived to tell about it, so it couldn't have been that bad). In the meantime, there are all sorts of onstage happenings this weekend to keep you otherwise engaged should the difficulty of selecting your costume prove to be too much. (more...)

42nd Street Moon Presents SAIL AWAY, Now thru 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

42nd Street Moon, San Francisco's oldest resident professional musical theatre company, opens its 23rd season with Noel Coward's penultimate musical, the sparkling high seas comedy SAIL AWAY. Although this saucy look at travelers on a Mediterranean cruise opened on Broadway in 1961 and the West End in 1962, it has never been fully staged on the West Coast, until now. (more...)

Crowdsolving Platform POP Receives $6 Million in Funding
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

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SLEEPING BETTY to Play Tron Theatre This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Award-winning playwright David Ireland (Can't Forget About You, Everything Between Us) has turned his hand to writing our panto script this year, and with our trusted director/designer Kenny Miller at the helm, SLEEPING BETTY promises to be a hoot, filled with all the usual Glesga patter, hilarious slapstick and general nonsense. (more...)

Esperance Theater Company to Present TWELFTH NIGHT, 12/10-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Esperance Theater Company is proud to present their inaugural, original production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at Access Theater.  Separated on the same foreign coast by a tempest-tossed sea, twins Viola and Sebastian begin a complex (while often comical) journey of hope, survival, and above all - love. Directed by Ryan Quinn, Twelfth Night will run December 10-20, 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jason Alexander Stars on FOX's THE GRINDER Tonight!
by TV News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Below, get a sneak peek at Jason Alexander as "Cliff Bemis" on an All-New Thanksgiving-themed episode of THE GRINDER, airing tonight at 8:30/7:30c on FOX! (more...)

Jonathan Pryce Among & More Join Cast of BBC One/FX Drama TABOO
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

TABOO, a major eight-episode drama series created by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, Locke) and directed by Kristoffer Nyholm (Danish TV series The Killing, The Enfield Haunting) for BBC One and FX, is to start filming in London this week starring Tom Hardy in the lead role alongside a major international cast. (more...)

HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: Hume-Fogg's Andrew Forbes
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 2, 2015

Next up for Daron Bruce's students at Hume-Fogg Academic High School (one of the nation's highest rated secondary schools) is a much-anticipated production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, running November 5-7 at the iconic and historic high school - located on Broadway, naturally - in downtown Nashville. Taking on the challenge of portraying Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street, is Andrew Forbes, who is in today's High School Drama spotlight. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for The Old Globe and University of San Diego's AS YOU LIKE IT This November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, running November 14 - November 22 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY Set for Midsumma Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Produced in 15 countries and 10 languages from Seoul and Toyko to Madrid and Athens, "Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story" takes the Melbourne stage from 20-31 January at Chapel off Chapel as part of Midsumma Festival. (more...)

SaltDNA Secures the Conversation: Launches First Encrypted Mobile Communications Solution Built for the Enterprise
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

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SaltDNA Secures the Conversation: Launches First Encrypted Mobile Communications Solution Built for the Enterprise
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

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BWW Recap: SCREAM QUEENS Is a Russian Doll of 'Ghost Stories'
by Gunnar Larson - Nov 17, 2015

SCREAM QUEENS has always been a horror satire, playing off the genre's obvious tropes and pitfalls. Some episodes even have blatant references to classic horror films (the Shining, Silence of the Lambs, and Psycho the most obvious). Tonight, SCREAM QUEENS is at its sharpest, honing on three ghost stories that emphasize the show's strengths. (more...)

The Old Globe and University of San Diego's AS YOU LIKE IT Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2015

The Old Globe presents the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program's production of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, running tonight, November 14 - November 22 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Family Musical MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS to Launch West End Tour, Nov. 26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

The producer of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Hetty Feather and What the Ladybird Heard today announces the world premiere of brand new family musical Mr Popper's Penguins which is making a splash this winter touring around the country from November 2015 to January 2016. Mr Popper and his Penguins will be hopping off to various locations, opening at the Theatre Royal Brighton on Thursday 26 November. The tour continues on to Malvern Theatre and London's Cadogan Hall before settling in at the Lowry Salford for a glittering Christmas season from Thursday 10 December to Sunday 10 January. The tour is completed with a run at Rose Theatre Kingston from Thursday 14 January to Sunday 17 January. (more...)

Scoop: BLOOD AND OIL on ABC - Sunday, November 29, 2015
by - Nov 11, 2015

Get all the scoop on BLOOD AND OIL, airing on ABC on Sunday, November 29, 2015! (more...)

POP Strengthens Board of Directors with Tech Innovator Adriel Lares
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

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Nashville Theater Calendar 11/02/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 1, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Vanessa Dives into Dr. Seward's Past on Next PENNY DREADFUL
by - May 9, 2016

On the next episode of Showtime's PENNY DREADFUL, Vanessa is confronted by a familiar, who reveals a clue to her past and Kaetenay (Wes Studi) explains to Sir Malcolm the importance of their search for Ethan. (more...)

IFC Announces New Unscripted Series THE VULTURE SHOW
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

The project, titled THE VULTURE SHOW, will deliver smart, irreverent and 'slightly off' entertainment news, covering TV, movies, music, art, books, theater and celebrities with the outlet's signature, sharp perspective. (more...)

HBO Latino's SR. AVILA Returns for Third Season 7/24
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

HBO Latino announced the premiere date for the third season of the acclaimed series, SR. ÁVILA, on Sunday, July 24 at 9 PM, with a real-time digital premiere on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand. (more...)

Q4 Closes $22M Series B Financing to Fuel Product and Sales Expansion
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

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VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Another Demon' on Next PENNY DREADFUL on Showtime
by - May 16, 2016

On the next episode of PENNY DREADFUL on Showtime, Vanessa convinces Dr. Seward (Patti LuPone) to use hypnosis to take her back in time. (more...)

CBS Summer Series AMERICAN GOTHIC Comes to Prime Video
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Prime Video will be the official subscription streaming home, alongside CBS All Access, for the upcoming CBS murder-mystery drama AMERICAN GOTHIC. (more...)

Accomplice Announces New Adventures in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Accomplice, an interactive theater group that blends the fun of a scavenger hunt with smart improvisational theater for a one of a kind experience, announces two new shows for the summer season. Beginning June 2016, tourists and native New Yorkers alike will be able to experience The Quest for the Seven Teeth, a children's experience through Central Park; and The Quest for the Missing Slipper, a ladies night out based on the Cinderella fairy tale. For a limited time, show-goers can take advantage of special pricing during three previews for each show on select dates in the month of June, with a cost of $40 for the children's experience and $70 for the ladies night out experience. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ciaran McCarthy, Heather Lundstedt O'Neill and More in The Barn Stage's CAROUSEL IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this gorgeous production of Rodger's and Hammerstein's CAROUSEL IN CONCERT take the Old Town Temecula stage for three nights only! A collaboration with the Temecula Valley Symphony puts a beautiful 32-piece orchestra directly on stage for all to enjoy. The show runs one weekend, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater in Old Town Temecula. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Annie Golden & David St. Louis to Lead PlayMakers Repertory Company's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company announces casting of the lead roles for its upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" to be presented March 30-April 23. (more...)

Slipstream Theatre Initiative to Stage UBU REX This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

A corrupt general makes a wild and unimaginable grab for power, under the direction of his scheming wife - no, it's not Macbeth! Welcome to Slipstream Theatre Initiative's new take of a 19th Century one hit wonder - Alfred Jarry's UBU REX. (more...)

The Friday 5: 'NIGHT, MOTHER's Mabry and Hayes
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 25, 2016

Opening tonight in Mt. Juliet is Encore Theatre Company's production of Marsha Norman's 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning 'night, Mother, starring Meigie Mabry and Elizabeth Hayes in a revival directed by Joel Meriwether. Today, Mabry and Hayes move into our Friday 5 spotlight, revealing what motivates them to do theater and, perhaps more telling, suggesting why you should buy a ticket and see them in the play… (more...)

SaltDNA Introduces First Encrypted Conference Calling Feature for Secure Mobile Communications
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

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PlayMakers to Close 2015-16 Mainstage Season with SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company concludes its Mainstage Season with Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece 'Sweeney Todd,' onstage March 30 through April 23. Special events associated with the show begin March 14. (more...)

Gay Marshall to Bring PIAF Back to Metropolitan Room, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Gay Marshall, who starred as Morales in A Chorus Line on Broadway and at the Zipper Theater's revival of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, enthralled the audience last week at Metropolitan Room with her spectacular and unusual take on Edith Piaf. She returns to the Metropolitan Room with this show on April 4th at 9:30pm.  (more...)

Lifetime Original Movie MANSON'S LOST GIRLS to Premiere 2/6
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The psychedelic summer of 1969 comes to life in the Lifetime Original Movie, MANSON'S LOST GIRLS, featuring the next generation of Hollywood stars (more...)

Barn Stage Company Announces Cast of CAROUSEL Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this gorgeous production of Rodger's and Hammerstein's Carousel in Concert take the Old Town Temecula stage for 3 nights only! A collaboration with the Temecula Valley Symphony puts a beautiful 32 piece orchestra directly on stage for all to enjoy! The show runs one weekend, March 3, 5 & 6, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater in Old Town Temecula. Glorious songs, a postcard New England seaside setting and a spiritually uplifting story of love and redemption have kept Carousel among the most beloved American musicals ever created. Carousel will be directed by J. Scott Lapp, with Musical Direction by John Mario Di Costanzo and choreography by Gary Iversen. (more...)

SCAPIN to Run 2/19-27 at UofSC's Longstreet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance will present the outrageous comedy Scapin, February 19-27 at Longstreet Theatre. (more...)

Theatre Editor Randy Gener Receives NYC Legend Award for Outstanding Leadership
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Exactly two years after surviving a racially biased and anti-gay hate attack after seeing a Broadway show, Randy Gener earned New York's Nubian Union Legend Award given for leadership at a 'Chasing Stars' Gala in Greenwich Village in New York City. (more...)

Vesper Partners with AAC Technologies on World's First Commercially Available Piezoelectric MEMS Microphones for Consumer Devices
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

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Scoop: MODERN FAMILY on ABC - Wednesday, February 17, 2016
by - Feb 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on MODERN FAMILY, airing on ABC on Wednesday, February 17, 2016! (more...)

'Weird Al' Yankovic Stars in Sundance TV New Marketing Campaign
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

SundanceTV today announced a new localized television advertising campaign starring 'Weird Al' Yankovic that will launch on a number of major cable, satellite and telco TV providers starting Thursday, February 18. (more...)

Jason Alexander Will Lead 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at Ten Chimneys
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced that Tony Award-winner, and television icon, Jason Alexander, will lead the 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, a national program to serve American theatre, at Ten Chimneys. (more...)

Recent Cutbacks to Return to The PIT with FLY, YOU FOOLS This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

After a year-long sold out run of Hold On To Your Butts (named a "Critic's Pick" and one of the "Ten Best Comedy Shows of 2014" by Time Out New York), The PIT is proud to announce the return of acclaimed theatrical company Recent Cutbacks with FLY, YOU FOOLS, another LIVE shot-for-shot remake. Three actors and a foley artist band together (in fellowship) to bring you a parody of the first chapter in the most epic fantasy trilogy of all time! (more...)

delivery.com and Foursquare Integrate to Bridge the Gaps Between Apps
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ delivery.com, a leading online platform for local ordering and on-demand delivery, today announced a new integration with popular local discovery app Foursquare that enables users to order food, alcohol and groceries for delivery directly through the Foursquare mobile app. (more...)

Scoop: THE CHEW 2/15 - 2/19 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Feb 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE CHEW 2/15 - 2/19, airing on ABC (more...)

Justin Chatwin & Megan Ketch to Lead CBS' Summer Drama AMERICAN GOTHIC
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Justin Chatwin and Megan Ketch have joined the cast of AMERICAN GOTHIC, a new one-hour murder mystery series from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios, to be broadcast in summer 2016. (more...)

Ring in the New Year with Nu•ance Theatre's SALVATION, 1/15-30 at DeSotelle Studio and Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Nu•ance Theatre presents SALVATION, winner of the John DeSotelle Studio 2013 New Play Competition, opening January 15th through the 30th at DeSotelle Studio and Theater (300 West 43rd Street, 3rd Floor).  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David St. Louis, Annie Golden and More in PlayMakers' SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company concludes its Mainstage Season with Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece 'Sweeney Todd,' onstage now through April 23.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get a First Look at Patti LuPone In the Season 3 Premiere of PENNY DREADFUL
by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2016

Many people are familiar with classic literary characters like Dr. Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. 'PENNY DREADFUL brings those and other characters into a new light by exploring their origin stories in this psychological thriller that takes place in the dark corners of Victorian London. Sir Malcolm is an explorer who has lost his daughter to the city's creatures, and he will do whatever is needed to get her back and to right past wrongs. His Accomplice, seductive clairvoyant Vanessa Ives, recruits charming American Ethan Chandler to help locate Sir Malcolm's daughter and slay some monsters.  (more...)

Jason Alexander to Serve as Master Teacher for 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows; Class Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced Jason Alexander will serve as the Master Teacher for the 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, a national program to serve the future of American theatre. (more...)

Exclusive: Broadway Siblings Sydney and Jake Lucas, Arielle and Adam Jacobs, and the Keenan-Bolgers on National Siblings Day and More!
by Alan Henry - Apr 10, 2016

Today is National Siblings Day and to celebrate BroadwayWorld tracked down three sets of Broadway siblings to chat about how performing and producing has affected their sibling dynamic! We sat down with Broadway's Sydney and Jake Lucas, Adam and Arielle Jacobs, and performing trio Andrew, Maggie, and Celia Keenan-Bolger. (more...)

BWW Review: Gaslight's BASKERVILLE is A Yawn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 1, 2016

Ken Ludwig created one of theater's best-loved and critically acclaimed farces with Lend Me A Tenor, then updated the book of one of musical theater's most revered Gershwin titles (Girl Crazy) with the long-running and equally beloved Crazy For You. Since those two mega-hits, however, he's been less successful (although, inarguably, he's kept busy churning out scripts and cashing royalty checks) and perhaps no new script has proved that point more than Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. (more...)

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