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EMERGENCY!!! OR THE WORLD TAKES A SELFIE to Open TNC Street Theater's 2014 Tour, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company opens its 38th annual tour August 2 with 'EMERGENCY!!! or The World Takes A Selfie,' a rip-roaring outdoor musical comedy about a New York EMT worker on a workingman's grand tour of the world, who decides to tackle global problems the way he does emergencies of his NYC beat. Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 14. The piece has book, lyrics and direction by Crystal Field and musical score composed by Joseph Vernon Banks. (more...)

KBT Productions Presents VASLAV, July 17 to Aug 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

Hot off its premiere at the National Arts Festival, KBT Productions presents Vaslav at Kalk Bay Theatre from 17 July to 9 August (more...)

BWW Reviews: Fringe Review: THE WEREWOLVES OF HOLLYWOOD BLVD Rocks the Fringe
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 28, 2014

I have to say...I really loved this crazy new rock musical. In my book, it's the kind of show that embodies all that is best about the Fringe, with its unconventional characters, sly direction (by Aaron Lyons), pert choreography (by Michelle LaVon), and wicked twist on a relevant message. (more...)

BWW Reviews: World Premiere Comedy MEET & GREET Takes Place in a Most Unusual Casting Office
by Shari Barrett - Jun 27, 2014

Highlighted with brilliant acting, writing and directing, the world premiere comedy MEET & GREET is bound to be one of the biggest hits at this year's Fringe. The premise is we are in a casting office in the San Fernando Valley, present day. Four actresses have been called in for one part during pilot season, and each one appears to be at the end of her acting rope and really needs the job. (more...)

Joel Rooks, Ben Mehl & André Ware to Lead THE LAW OF RETURN at 4th Street Theatre, 8/1-24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Casting has been announced for the New York premiere of THE LAW OF RETURN, playwright Martin Blank's ('Closing Time,' 'Avenue of the Americas') original spy thriller inspired by events surrounding the Jay Pollard espionage case, directed by Elise Thoron ('County of Kings') and featuring Joel Rooks ('Say Goodnight Gracie'), Ben Mehl ('Habit') and Andre Ware ('Halfway There') with preview performances beginning August 1 prior to an official press opening of August 7 at the 4th Street Theatre (83 East 4th Street, btw. Bowery and Second Ave). THE LAW OF RETURN is presented Off-Broadway by Newsom Zipoy Productions. (more...)

PEW-ISH Premieres in NYC Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

PEW-ISH, an unusual new project to expand the conversation about Jewish identity, especially among unaffiliated Jews, will launch with a special dramatic production of 10 new plays tomorrow, June 26, at the Loft at Judson Memorial Church in New York. (more...)

Molotov Theatre's 2014-15 Season to Feature 'NIGHTFALL,' THE MARGINS & 'NEIGHBORHOOD 3'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Molotov Theatre Group, Washington DC's only horror- and suspense-based theatre company, is issuing a call for directors for its 2014/2015 season, which includes "Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe," "The Margins" and "Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom." Interested directors are encouraged to submit their credentials for any of the shows of the season. (more...)

Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran, Daniel Radcliffe & More to Celebrate DOMA Anniversary on Logo TV
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Logo TV today announced that President Bill Clinton will honor Edie Windsor and Roberta Kaplan on the one-year anniversary of declaring DOMA (more...)

BWW Reviews: British Actor Jon Peterson Brings Littlechap Anthony Newley to Memorable Life in His Original Work at Fringe
by Don Grigware - Jun 23, 2014

'...He Wrote Good Songs'/Littlechap. A Life of Anthony Newley./written & performed by Jon Peterson/directed by Gwen Hillier/musical direction by Joshua Eli Kranz/Asylum Lab Theatre/selected performance as part of Hollywood Fringe 2014/remaining performance: Saturday June 28 at 5:30 pm (more...)

Virago Theatre of San Francisco to Bring AROUSAL and THE LOVER to the Flea, Beg. 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Virago Theatre Company of San Francisco's presents AROUSAL, George Pfirrmann's dark comedy paired with Harold Pinter's The Lover from July 24th through August 2 at The Flea Theater (41 White Street in Tribeca). Chloe Bronzan directs actors Laura Lundy Paine and Dan Fagan in this provocative pair of one acts travelling from their critically acclaimed engagements at San Francisco's Phoenix Theatre and the Theatre Asylum Lab in Los Angeles. The Lover was nominated for four Broadway World Award including Best Actress for Laura Lundy Paine and Chloe Bronzan for Best Director. (more...)

BWW Reviews: How does Rogue Machine Solve a Dilemma Named Penelope?
by Gil Kaan - Jun 22, 2014

Can just imagine the excitement going through the minds of the four actors when they realized they would get the chance to work with a Tony Award winner's script and be directed by a multi-award winning director in its Los Angeles premiere . (more...)

MARAT/SADE to Open 7/19 at California Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

California Stage will open its highly anticipated production of Marat/Sade by Peter Weiss July 19th, 2014. Veteran Los Angeles director Kent Johnson dives into Weiss' avant garde masterwork to create the most outrageous musical spectacle of the season. (more...)

Tom Everett Scott & More Join Cast of Syfy's Zombie Series Z NATION
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Syfy today unveiled the cast of Z Nation, an all-new zombie series set to debut in the fall. (more...)

Lena Hall, Andy Mientus and More Join BROADWAY SINGS JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE at 54 Below, Le Poisson Rouge, July 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

The starry lineup is now complete for Broadway Sings Justin Timberlake, the sixth concert of the BROADWAY SINGS concert series. More than 15 Broadway performers will be accompanied by a full jazz band playing brand new, original orchestrations of Timberlake's greatest hits. Previous artists honored in the series were Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, and Amy Winehouse. (more...)

LA COUR DES MIRACLES Opens at Wood Street Galleries
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the opening of La Cour des Miracles (The Court of Miracles) by artists Bill Vorn and Louis-Philippe Demers. The exhibition is on view at Wood Street Galleries July 11-September 7, 2014. An opening reception takes place during the Trust's quarterly Gallery Crawl Friday, July 11, 2014, from 5:30-9 p.m. (more...)

Free Lunchtime Summer Concert Series & Yoga Returns to Upper West Side
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

The highly-anticipated Free Lunchtime Summer Concert Series is back to make afternoons more festive in Lincoln Square this July and August. The favorite outdoor concerts at Richard Tucker Park will feature several new - along with a few returning - musical performers. Locals, visitors, music enthusiasts, and yogis are all encouraged to grab lunch and make their way to the park for complimentary refreshments from local eatery P.J. Clarke's, and live music by top musicians from MTA's Music Under New York, NYC's eclectic "underground" scene! (more...)

'A Voice Out Of Nowhere' Is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Charlotte, North Carolina (more...)

25 PLAYS PER HOUR is Back- Starts Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

25 Plays Per Hour is back at the Hollywood Fringe by popular demand…again! And to celebrate the show's fifth anniversary, Theatre Unleashed is proud to present 25 of its most popular and acclaimed short works in The Best of 25 Plays Per Hour,playing at the Theatre Asylum Lab. (more...)

THE MERMAID WHO LEARNED HOW TO FLY Begins Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

Kyla Garcia is the epitome of the well-rounded actor. She has performed Off Broadway, at the Globe in London, locally at Boston Court, in several indie films, digital works and most recently as Mrs. Zeller in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. But now she's taking on a whole new (and deeply personal) challenge by debuting her solo show The Mermaid Who Learned How to Fly at the Elephant @ Theatre Asylum as part of the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kristopher Lee Bicknell Gives a Tour-de-Force Performance in DRAMATIS PERSONAE at Fringe
by Shari Barrett - Jun 13, 2014

Is it the role or the actor that lives on through history? In DRAMATIS PERSONAE Kristopher Lee Bicknell gives a tour-de-force performance starting out as a modern actor dressed in stage blacks, going through his warm-up exercises to great classical music as the audience is seated. The actor brings both a genuine respect and a passionate portrayal to a series of selected pieces, both deeply dramatic and side-splittingly funny. The result is a revelation for audiences, a bravura performance of surprising wit, subtlety, passion, and heartbreaking vulnerability by Bicknell. (more...)

Apollinaire Theatre Company's INVASION to Run 7/9-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Apollinaire Theatre Company's 11th year of offering free bilingual productions on alternating nights in English and Spanish in Chelsea's Mary O'Malley Park features 2 plays about crossing borders, fear of the Others among us, linguistic slight of hand, and finding one's voice in the chaos. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory's First Summer Season to Feature Workshops, Showcases & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), under the leadership of founding Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack and Managing Director Danny Abosch, announces the opening of a new midtown black box rehearsal and performance space with a full summer season dedicated to the development of new musical theatre. Musical Theatre Factory operates as a volunteer-based cooperative of artists and arts administrators committed to a process of peer evaluation and the cultivation of new work, free from the pressures of critical or commercial success. (more...)

Central Works' DRACULA INQUEST Begins 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

On July 12 8 PM under a "Full Thunder Moon" Central Works opens "Dracula Inquest" at the historic Berkeley City Club."Dracula Inquest" is a new play that brings Bram Stoker's iconic tale of horror to life, and promises to scare the crap out of you! (more...)

World Premiere of EYE OF A NEEDLE Comes to Southwark Playhouse's Little Space this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

GutShot Productions presents EYE OF A NEEDLE by Chris MacDonald. Directed by Holly Race-Roughan. Designed by Fly Davis. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WOMEN Lovingly Blends and Mashes Alcott's LITTLE WOMEN and HBO's GIRLS
by Shari Barrett - Jun 11, 2014

Jo March really thinks she could be the voice of her generation….or at least, a voice of a generation in WOMEN, the record-breaking hit from #Serials @ The Flea Theater, fresh off its sold out run in NYC, which is now at The Hollywood Fringe Festival, directed by Stephanie Ward. This fast-paced comedy is a mash up of Louisa May Alcott's classic, 'Little Women' and HBO's critically acclaimed 'Girls' delivering a smartly crafted and hilarious 55 minute show. (more...)

SHARKNADO Merchandise Heading to Over 1,000 Retail Stores
by TV News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

A Sharknado is devouring retail outlets all over the world! (more...)

Lifetime's BAPs to Premiere 7/23
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Lifetime's new docu-series BAPs pulls back the curtain on an exclusive, privileged and affluent group of African American friends from St. Louis who self-identify as 'BAPs' - Black American Princesses and Princes. Premiering Wednesday, July 23rd, at 10pm ET/PT, BAPs follows these lifelong friends who are edgy, educated and sophisticated, and believe being a BAP in today's world is a birthright. (more...)

Syfy to Release SHARKNADO Merchandise
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Syfy, The Asylum and Earthbound LLC today announced more than 20 merchandising partners and licensees have been secured for the social media and pop culture global sensation, comprising over 1,000 retail outlets offering more than 45 fin-tastic consumer product categories. (more...)

BWW Preview: KC Fringe Festival comes to Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Jul 9, 2014

The Fringe Festival comes to Kansas City for eleven days beginning on July 17 and running through July 27. The festival combines theater, fashion, visual arts, burlesque, dance, music, and film to give the artist an opportunity to produce their work regardless of content. The Fringe Festival utilizes numerous venues to bring the fresh original works to the Kansas City audience. (more...)

Syfy Announces New SHARKNADO Video Game and book
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Following the successful launch of Sharknado branded merchandise, Syfy and The Asylum today announced two new brand extensions of the global social media and pop culture sensation. (more...)

Scoop: PERSON OF INTEREST on CBS - Tuesday, July 29, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 8, 2014

Get all the scoop on PERSON OF INTEREST, airing on CBS on Tuesday, July 29, 2014! (more...)

Gordon Voidwell, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Bombadil and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/9-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public Theater has announced its shows, running July 9 - 20, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Hollywood Fringe Festival Announces 2014 ENCORE! PRODUCERS' AWARDS; Extensions Run thru 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The Encore! Producers' Awards return for the fifth year with extended runs of the best of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, running July 5-31, 2014 at eight Hollywood venues. Produced by Combined Artform, this year's extensions feature an exciting selection of exceptional ensemble and solo work at Theatre Asylum, The Complex, Cupcake Theatre, The Lex, The Lounge, Actor's Company, Schkapf and Three Clubs. With multiple shows per venue each weekend and the special deals and gatherings at Three Clubs bar, the action-packed atmosphere of the Hollywood Fringe Festival will continue through July. (more...)

THE WAKE Adds 7/11 & 19 Performaces at Theatre Asylum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

What's not to love about falling in love with a dead girl? Audiences and critics agree that The Wake is the must-see theatrical event of the summer - and now, the winner of Best Solo Show at the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival is also the winner of the ENCORE! Producers' Award and has been extended for two additional performances, on July 11 and July 19. (more...)

Photo Flash: NO HOMO at Hollywood Fringe, 7/25-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

NO HOMO sweeps the Hollywood Fringe Festival Closing Night Awards, winning The Golden Elephant Award for Golden Playwright (Brandon Baruch); the Ezra Buzzington Spirit of the Fringe Award for Best Director (Jessica Hanna); the Fringe Freak Award for Best in Ensemble Theater; the Fringe Freak Award for Fringe First - Best World Premiere; and garnering nominations for The Golden Elephant Award for Golden Production; The O-Face Award for Most Orgasmic Playwright (Brandon Baruch); The Ezra Buzzington Spirit of the Fringe Award for Best Playwright (Brandon Baruch); and The Fringe Freak Award for Top of Fringe. (more...)

Fair Oaks Actor Richard Spierto Rouses Audiences at California Stage as the Marquis de Sade
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

Fair Oaks actor and community organizer Richard Spierto plays the infamous Marquis de Sade in California Stage Theater Company's upcoming production of Marat/Sade, opening July 19thSpierto leads California Stage's illustrious cast as it reveals what happens when the '1%' goes too far and takes too much in Peter Weiss' provocative play-within-a-play. (more...)

NO HOMO Wins Hollywood Fringe Encore Producers' Award; Gets Three More Performances 7/25, 30 & 31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

NO HOMO was also awarded the Encore Producers' Award and will receive three extension performances at Theatre Asylum (6320 Santa Monica Blvd) on Friday July 25, Wednesday July 30, and Thursday July 31, all performances at 8pm. (more...)

New York Live Arts Announces Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company's 2014-2015 Touring Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, New York Live Arts' Resident Dance Company, announced today the touring programs and productions for the 2014-2015 Season. The Company will perform and conduct residencies in more than 11 cities in eight states over the next 12 months, making their debut at a number of venues across the U.S. Highlights of the 2014-2015 Season include the New York City premiere of Story/Time (35, 36, 37 & 38) November 4 - 8 and 11 - 15 on the Company's home stage at the New York Live Arts theater; the world premiere of Analogy (working title) in June 2015 at Montclair State University; the Company debut at Dancers' Workshop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and more. Touring programs for the 2014-2015 season include Analogy (working title), the Company's newest work; Story/Time; Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music; Body Against Body; and A Rite. (more...)

MEET & GREET to Return at Theatre Asylum, Opening 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

After playing to sold out crowds at the recent 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival, the new hit comedy play - MEET & GREET returns for an extended run at Theatre Asylum-Elephant Space in Hollywood. The Encore! Producers' Award winner was written by t.v. veterans Stan Zimmerman (The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Gilmore Girls) & Christian McLaughlin (Married with Children, Desperate Housewives) and directed by Stan Zimmerman (Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Blink & You Might Miss Me, A Tuna Christmas). The outrageous comedy features an all star cast, including Daniele Gaither (Mad TV, Groundlings), Teresa Ganzel (Wall-E, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson), Carolyn Hennesy (True Blood, General Hospital), Vicki Lewis (NewsRadio, Chicago on Broadway) and Brendan Robinson (Pretty Little Liars). It runs for only twenty-four performances at Theatre Asylum-Elephant Space, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles from Friday August 1st to Sunday September 21st with three performances per weekend, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 4pm. Tickets are $20 online or $25 at the door. (more...)

Try a Spam Pastry at Psycho Donuts to Celebrate City Lights Theater's SPAMALOT, Beg. 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

A Spam donut? It's surprisingly tasty and even has some gourmet flair. South Bay diners will be able to see for themselves starting July 24. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Trailer Available for NO HOMO at Hollywood Fringe, 7/25-31
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2014

NO HOMO sweeps the Hollywood Fringe Festival Closing Night Awards, winning The Golden Elephant Award for Golden Playwright (Brandon Baruch); the Ezra Buzzington Spirit of the Fringe Award for Best Director (Jessica Hanna); the Fringe Freak Award for Best in Ensemble Theater; the Fringe Freak Award for Fringe First - Best World Premiere; and garnering nominations for The Golden Elephant Award for Golden Production; The O-Face Award for Most Orgasmic Playwright (Brandon Baruch); The Ezra Buzzington Spirit of the Fringe Award for Best Playwright (Brandon Baruch); and The Fringe Freak Award for Top of Fringe. (more...)

Prospect Theatre Company Presents GOLDEN BOY OF THE BLUE RIDGE, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) announces a one-show-only concert reading of the company's original bluegrass musicalGolden Boy of the Blue Ridge, on Monday, July 14th at 7pm (doors open 6pm) at (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, www.lpr.com. (more...)

GOD HATES MUSICALS Opens This August, 8/13-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

A new musical comedy parodying the Westboro Baptist Church is currently in production. Written by Joe Creedon (ImprovBoston) with music composed by Bryan Dunn (Second City, Improv Asylum) and lyrics by Emily Laverdiere (ImprovBoston) God Hates Musicals: A Parody of the Westboro Baptist Church is scheduled to open this August at Boston University's TheatreLab@855 and is produced by Pablo Rojas (Improv Asylum, Catalyst Comedy) and the Ministry of Theater. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Dynamic and Disturbing VASLAV Lays Bare Nijinsky's Soul at the Kalk Bay Theatre
by David Fick - Jul 19, 2014

VASLAV is a dynamic, vigorous and disturbing exploration of Vaslav Nijinsky's mind just prior to his internment in an Asylum in Switzerland, based on the diaries he wrote over six weeks before he was committed, on the edge of a complete nervous breakdown. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE SHEFFIELD MYSTERIES, Crucible, Sheffield 15 July 2014
by Ruth Deller - Jul 17, 2014

The new, Sheffield-themed, take on the Mystery Plays makes the most of its huge cast of locals. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE TUMBLING Is A Raw Mind-Bender
by Alan Katz - Jul 17, 2014

This is a play for people who like twisted and difficult puzzles, impossible riddles, and impenetrable modern art. This is a play for people who want to see raw impulse onstage, but can't stand the hokeyness of improv. If you've always wanted to ride the waves electric inside someone's brain and see through the unfiltered mind's eye, see The Tumbling. (more...)

Lena Hall, Andy Mientus and More Set for BROADWAY SINGS JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Broadway Sings Justin Timberlake, the sixth concert of the BROADWAY SINGS concert series, is set for tonight. More than 15 Broadway performers will be accompanied by a full jazz band playing brand new, original orchestrations of Timberlake's greatest hits. Previous artists honored in the series were Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, and Amy Winehouse. (more...)

Midlake, Allen Toussaint, Erin Markey, Lady Rizo and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/16-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its shows for the next two weeks, July 16 - July 27, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Hartford Stage Announces Cast and Performance Schedule for BREAKDANCING SHAKESPEARE: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Hartford Stage Young Company, in conjunction with the Greater Hartford Arts Council's Neighborhood Studios, is pleased to announce the cast and performance dates for Breakdancing Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost. (more...)

DC Entertainment Celebrates 75 Years of Batman with All-Star Panels at Comic-Con 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

DC Entertainment (DCE) will descend upon Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014 with a terrific line-up of all-star panels, can't-miss events, and exclusive reveals, all to celebrate the milestone 75th anniversary of the world's most popular Super Hero (more...)

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