BWW Interview: Robert Michael Morris on THE COMEBACK's ComebackBWW Interview: Robert Michael Morris on THE COMEBACK's Comeback
by Courtney Henley - Jul 31, 2015

I'm gonna make this nice and simple: if you're not watching the HBO comedy series THE COMEBACK, you should be. The sitcom stars Lisa Kudrow as Valerie Cherish, a former A-list actress who agrees to document her attempt at rediscovering fame by being the subject of a reality show. It's genuinely hilarious and full of heart – and boasts an extensive list of guest stars, to boot (I'm looking at you, Sean Hayes and Seth Rogen). If you don't believe me, maybe you'll listen to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which just recognized the series with an Emmy nomination for Lisa Kudrow for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates- 39 STEPSBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates- 39 STEPS
by Ken Fallin - Jul 31, 2015

BroadwayWorld recently announced a new partnership with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Fallin previously drew for BroadwayWorld and our readers have long wanted his return, so it is with great pleasure that we welcome him back! Be sure to check back for more of Ken's exclusive art. Below, check out his illustration of Brittany Vicars, Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Petkoff, Billy Carter, and Arnie Burton in 39 STEPS. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/31; Ogunquit's NICE WORK, a 'Brilliant' BENT at CTG, LIZA and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/31; Ogunquit's NICE WORK, a 'Brilliant' BENT at CTG, LIZA and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 31, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Chicago, Maine, New Orleans and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include Ogunquit's NICE WORK, DAMES AT SEA at The Winter Playhouse, and LIZA in New Orleans, just to name a few. (more...)

Angela Courtin Joins Fox Broadcasting Company as Chief Marketing OfficerAngela Courtin Joins Fox Broadcasting Company as Chief Marketing Officer
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) has appointed Angela Courtin as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for the network, it was announced today by Joe Earley, COO, Fox Television Group. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 8/3 - 8/9 on NBCScoop: TODAY 8/3 - 8/9 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jul 31, 2015

Get all the scoop on TODAY 8/3 - 8/9, airing on NBC (more...)

BWW Previews: Edwin Booth's Legacy Englightens Angela Iannone's World Premiere Staged By Theatre REDBWW Previews: Edwin Booth's Legacy Englightens Angela Iannone's World Premiere Staged By Theatre RED
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 31, 2015

While most people recognize the infamous name of President Lincoln's assasin John Wilkes Booth, who might be familiar with his brother's name, Edwin Booth? Acclaimed and award-winning Milwaukee actor Angela Iannone collaborates with Theatre RED and brings Edwin Booth out from his brother's tarnished reputation. Her World Premiere play incorporates further details regarding Booth's life in The Seeds of Banquo, and opens this August as the fourth selection in her Edwin Booth Cycle of Plays. (more...)

FANTASTIC FOUR Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available Digitally on July 31 and on CD on August 14 Featuring Original Score by Marco Beltrami and Philip GlassFANTASTIC FOUR Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available Digitally on July 31 and on CD on August 14 Featuring Original Score by Marco Beltrami and Philip Glass
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

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Baratunde Thurston and Sara Ramirez to Host First Ever TED TALKS LIVE at Town Hall This FallBaratunde Thurston and Sara Ramirez to Host First Ever TED TALKS LIVE at Town Hall This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, and PBS are thrilled to announce the first ever TED TALKS LIVE, a six?night speaker event featuring TED Talks, short films and performances at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) in New York's famed Theater District. (more...)

CALL MY PUBLICIST Encore Set for York Theatre Company, 8/20CALL MY PUBLICIST Encore Set for York Theatre Company, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Get the inside scoop!  Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Readings Series, will present the return one-night performance of Call My Publicist! - The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, written and performed by Joshua Ellis and directed by Gretchen Cryer, on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & SeptemberAlice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This August and September, 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. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com.  (more...)

Tom Loker to Keynote at Medical Device Summit 2015  Hosted by...Tom Loker to Keynote at Medical Device Summit 2015 Hosted by...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

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Tom Loker to Keynote at Medical Device Summit 2015 Hosted by Compliance Online and Morf Media Inc.Tom Loker to Keynote at Medical Device Summit 2015 Hosted by Compliance Online and Morf Media Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

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Arizona Opera to Open 2015-16 Season with Premiere of ARIZONA LADYArizona Opera to Open 2015-16 Season with Premiere of ARIZONA LADY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Arizona Opera opens its 2015/16 Season as the first U.S. opera company to present the comic operetta Arizona Lady. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Sarasota, FL – Sarasota Opera is proud to announce casting for the 2015-2016 fall and winter season, truly the most climactic in the company's 57 year history. The season will feature the final two installments of the 28 year Verdi Cycle – The Battle of Legnano and Aida- in a grand spectacle of music, vocal prowess, awe-inspiring choruses, sumptuous scenery, and luxurious costumes. In addition, the company will present Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, and Mozart's comedic Così fan tutte.  (more...)

Raven Theatre Sets Cast, Creative Team for THE PLAY ABOUT MY DADRaven Theatre Sets Cast, Creative Team for THE PLAY ABOUT MY DAD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Raven Theatre's cast and creative team for The Play About My Dad has been announced by Michael Menendian, the company's Co-Founding Artistic Director. (more...)

VH1 to Premiere New Original Series SHE'S GOT GAME, 8/10VH1 to Premiere New Original Series SHE'S GOT GAME, 8/10
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The new series 'She's Got Game,' follows him in his pursuit of the perfect love match as he embarks on a national tour. 'She's Got Game' Premieres Monday, August 10th at 9 PM ET/ PT on VH1. (more...)

OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK Announces Fall Premiere DatesOPRAH WINFREY NETWORK Announces Fall Premiere Dates
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the network's fall premiere schedule, which includes the seven-night landmark television event “Belief” (Oct. 18-24) plus all-new episodes and seasons of returning favorites beginning this September. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Director Mitchell Greco and Playwright Ted Swindley Talk HONKY TONK ANGELSBWW Interviews: Director Mitchell Greco and Playwright Ted Swindley Talk HONKY TONK ANGELS
by Katricia Lang - Jul 29, 2015

Stages Repertory Theatre Company opens it 2015 - 2016 season with the bright lights, big city musical revue, HONKY TONK ANGELS. The show includes country classics 'Delta Dawn,' 'Stand By Your Man,' 'Harper Valley PTA' and more! (more...)

Bo Roddie, Mandi Masden & More to Lead BLUEPRINTS TO FREEDOM at La Jolla, KC RepBo Roddie, Mandi Masden & More to Lead BLUEPRINTS TO FREEDOM at La Jolla, KC Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse and Kansas City Repertory Theatre announce the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin, by Michael Benjamin Washington, directed by Lucie Tiberghien (Blood and Gifts). (more...)

Paul Vogt and More Set for 'NEXT!' at The E Spot Lounge, 8/3Paul Vogt and More Set for 'NEXT!' at The E Spot Lounge, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Ever wondered what really goes on behind closed doors at auditions? Well now's your chance to find out. On Monday 3 August, "NEXT!" is giving you an exclusive look at the exciting world of Musical Theatre Auditions. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at American-Chinese Dance-Theatre Spectacular PEARL at the Koch TheaterPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at American-Chinese Dance-Theatre Spectacular PEARL at the Koch Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Pearl (www.PearlTheShow.com), a new American-Chinese dance-theatre spectacular, inspired by the life of Pearl S. Buck, the first woman to win both the Nobel and the Pulitzer Prizes, will have its world premiere at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for 4 performances only, August 27-30th. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the dancers! (more...)

Emily Padgett Rocks Lady Gaga's 'The Edge Of Glory' Live At 54 BelowEmily Padgett Rocks Lady Gaga's 'The Edge Of Glory' Live At 54 Below
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 28, 2015

A Lady Gaga hit done proud! (more...)

THE BATTLE OF LEGNANO, AIDA and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 Season; Casting Announced!THE BATTLE OF LEGNANO, AIDA and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Sarasota Opera is proud to announce casting for the 2015-2016 fall and winter season, truly the most climactic in the company's 57 year history. The season will feature the final two installments of the 28 year Verdi Cycle – The Battle of Legnano and Aida- in a grand spectacle of music, vocal prowess, awe-inspiring choruses, sumptuous scenery, and luxurious costumes. In addition, the company will present Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, and Mozart's comedic Così fan tutte. (more...)

Anne Akiko Meyers' SERENADE, THE LOVE ALBUM Set for Release This FallAnne Akiko Meyers' SERENADE, THE LOVE ALBUM Set for Release This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

On September, 18th, eOne will release Anne Akiko Meyers' 31st album: Serenade: The Love Album, an exploration of love in all its dimensions. (more...)

Endurance International Group to Present at the 2015 Oppenheimer 18th Annual Technology, Internet & Communications ConferenceEndurance International Group to Present at the 2015 Oppenheimer 18th Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

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Primrose Productions to Present KISS ME OR CUT OFF MY HEAD, 8/20-9/5Primrose Productions to Present KISS ME OR CUT OFF MY HEAD, 8/20-9/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Primrose Productions presents a new adaptation of the Medusa myth by Brooke M. Haney, from the poetry of Sheryl St. Germain, and directed by Tracy Bersley (choreographer for On the Levee at Lincoln Center, LCT3). Theatre intersects with visual art and poetry in this haunting and galvanizing perspective of the Medusa myth. Kiss Me or Cut Off My Head will play a three week limited engagement at the Soho Photo Gallery (15 White Street, New York, NY 10013). Performances begin Thursday, August 20th and continue through Saturday, September 5th, 2015 . Opening Night is Thursday, August 20th at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $30.00 with 35% of ticket sales going to Margaret's Safe Place. Tickets are available at  www.kissmetheplay.com (more...)

Irish Theater of Chicago's MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE to Run 10/7-11/1Irish Theater of Chicago's MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE to Run 10/7-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Irish Theatre of Chicago will launch its 2015-16 Season with the Midwest premiere of Geraldine Aron's touching and comedic one-woman show MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE, directed by Siiri Scott and featuring ensemble Barbara Figgins*. MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE will play October 7 - November 1, 2015 at Chief O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant, 3471 N. Elston Ave. in Chicago. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, August 1 at www.irishtheatreofchicago.org.  The press opening is Thursday, October 8 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Thirteen to Premiere Documentary on Tennis Pioneer Althea Gibson, 9/4Thirteen to Premiere Documentary on Tennis Pioneer Althea Gibson, 9/4
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

This fall, THIRTEEN's American Masters presents Althea, premiering nationwide Friday, September 4, 2015 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) during the U.S. Open. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita, Joe Iconis, Mara Wilson and More Leave Audience 'Speechless' in 54 SINGS LADY GAGAPhoto Flash: Lesli Margherita, Joe Iconis, Mara Wilson and More Leave Audience 'Speechless' in 54 SINGS LADY GAGA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, welcomed Donna Vivino, Lesli Margherita, Drew Gasparini, Ben Fankhauser, and more in '54 Sings Lady Gaga' last night, July 27. BroadwayWorld has photos from the sold-out concert below! (more...)

Atlanta Symphony to Hold Chorus, Youth Orchestra Auditions; Announces 2015-16 TDPAtlanta Symphony to Hold Chorus, Youth Orchestra Auditions; Announces 2015-16 TDP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

The Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus will hold auditions for the 2015-16 season August 23 and 24, 2015.  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/4/2015 - Spanger Back in CHICAGO, WHORL INSIDE A LOOP and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/4/2015 - Spanger Back in CHICAGO, WHORL INSIDE A LOOP and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 4, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Amy Spanger heads back to the cell block, WHORL INSIDE A LOOP begins off-Broadway, GREY GARDENS starts at Bay Street and more! (more...)

Miami-Based Reporter Rosh Lowe Reminisces About His Broadway PastMiami-Based Reporter Rosh Lowe Reminisces About His Broadway Past
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Roshi Handwerger had quite the theatrical resume back in the day, having starred in the Broadway productions of Mame and Oliver! in the 80s, as well as the original off-Broadway production of The Knife. The young actor is a adult now, and according to a recent feature in the Miami Herald, he is now a reporter for Channel 7 News.  Roshi, who is now known as Rosh Lowe, went unrecognized to Mame composer Jerry Herman- a Miami Beach resident. He told MH: 'For three years I have watched newscaster Rosh Lowe, never knowing he was my young Patrick grown up. Mame would be so proud!' (more...)

Vivica A. Fox & More Set for TV One's Original Holiday MoviesVivica A. Fox & More Set for TV One's Original Holiday Movies
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

TV One announced today it began production on two new movies, Royal Family Thanksgiving and Royal Family Christmas,which will feature a star-studded ensemble led by Vivica A. Fox (more...)

NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Will Succeed Megan Fairchild in ON THE TOWNNYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Will Succeed Megan Fairchild in ON THE TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild will depart the Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN on August 9 to return to the NYC Ballet. Fairchild will be succeeded by New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, who will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from August 11 - 23. Beginning August 25,Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

Darren Criss Set for Stay at AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL?Darren Criss Set for Stay at AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL?
by Jessica Khan - Aug 4, 2015

Darren Criss is going hipster for his recurring stay at AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL, according to a new report from E! News. (more...)

PBS Announces New Programming During Summer 2015 TCA SessionPBS Announces New Programming During Summer 2015 TCA Session
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS announced the full lineup and airdates for the fifth annual PBS ARTS FALL FESTIVAL, new episodes from PBS KIDS hit, SUPER WHY! and an all-new movie, CURIOUS GEORGE 3: BACK TO THE JUNGLE. (more...)

Scoop: CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP on ABC - Wednesday, August 5, 2015Scoop: CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP on ABC - Wednesday, August 5, 2015
by TV Scoop - Aug 3, 2015

Get all the scoop on CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP, airing on ABC on Wednesday, August 5, 2015! (more...)

PBS Kids to Present New Episodes of SUPER WHY!, Beg. 8/17PBS Kids to Present New Episodes of SUPER WHY!, Beg. 8/17
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Beginning August 17, PBS KIDS will premiere new episodes of the Emmy-nominated preschool series SUPER WHY! (more...)

PBS Kids to Debut All-New Movie CURIOUS GEORGE 3: BACK TO THE JUNGLEPBS Kids to Debut All-New Movie CURIOUS GEORGE 3: BACK TO THE JUNGLE
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

On August 17, Curious George is back to his inquisitive ways with the television premiere of PBS KIDS' CURIOUS GEORGE 3: BACK TO THE JUNGLE. (more...)

Spaghetti & Meatball Players' THE COMMEDIA RAPUNZEL Coming to FringeNYC, Beginning 8/14Spaghetti & Meatball Players' THE COMMEDIA RAPUNZEL Coming to FringeNYC, Beginning 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Two sassy birds? A gossiping 80's hairstylist? A Cobbler and his wife from the wrong side of the tracks? COMMEDIA DELL ARTE?!? BACK UP NOW! This ain't yo mama's Rapunzel! (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Victoria Clark, Betsy Wolfe, Montego Glover & More Join MasterVoices' 2015-16 SeasonKelli O'Hara, Victoria Clark, Betsy Wolfe, Montego Glover & More Join MasterVoices' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

New York City's famed Collegiate Chorale - founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw - announced four strategic initiatives that position the organization for its next phase of performing excellence. (more...)

New Season Guide Showcases Scottsdale's 2015-16 Arts OfferingsNew Season Guide Showcases Scottsdale's 2015-16 Arts Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has released its new 45-page 2015–16 season guide, showcasing a star-studded lineup of music, dance, theater, comedy, film and more. (more...)

People's Light to Present Excerpts from New Kennett Square-Inspired Play, 8/5People's Light to Present Excerpts from New Kennett Square-Inspired Play, 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

A free reading of a brand new play-in-progress with acclaimed playwright and actor Eisa Davis, which has been inspired by people and stories from within the Latino community in Kennett Square. The evening is set for Wednesday, August 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. (more...)

Moulin Rouge Star to Bring CABARET DE PARIS to Her Majesty's Theatre, 19-20 SeptMoulin Rouge Star to Bring CABARET DE PARIS to Her Majesty's Theatre, 19-20 Sept
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Marissa Burgess, the longest serving star in the Moulin Rouge's 120-year history stars in the burlesque extravaganza, Cabaret de Paris at Her Majesty's Theatre for two performances only on Saturday 19 September and Sunday 20 September. (more...)

Donna McKechnie, VILLAIN: DEBLANKS & More Set for 54 Below This WeekDonna McKechnie, VILLAIN: DEBLANKS & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

This week at 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...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates- KINKY BOOTSBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates- KINKY BOOTS
by Ken Fallin - Aug 3, 2015

BroadwayWorld recently announced a new partnership with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Fallin previously drew for BroadwayWorld and our readers have long wanted his return, so it is with great pleasure that we welcome him back! Be sure to check back for more of Ken's exclusive art. Below, check out his illustration of Kyle Taylor Parker, playing 'Lola' in KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

Scoop: ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER? on FOX - Today, August 4, 2015Scoop: ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER? on FOX - Today, August 4, 2015
by - Aug 3, 2015

Get all the scoop on ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER?, airing on FOX on today, August 4, 2015! (more...)

Scoop: BONES on FOX - Thursday, August 6, 2015Scoop: BONES on FOX - Thursday, August 6, 2015
by - Aug 3, 2015

Get all the scoop on BONES, airing on FOX on Thursday, August 6, 2015! (more...)

Ashley Chloe Reaches Kickstarter Funding Goal for its Helix Cuff Wearable Digital AccessoryAshley Chloe Reaches Kickstarter Funding Goal for its Helix Cuff Wearable Digital Accessory
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

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Carnival and Dr. Seuss Enterprises Host Celebrity Book-Reading EventsCarnival and Dr. Seuss Enterprises Host Celebrity Book-Reading Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Events Included Readings by Tampa Bay Rays All-Star Evan Longoria, New Orleans Broadcasting Legend Angela Hill, Donations to Area Animal Rescue Organizations (more...)

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