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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...)

BWW Reviews: NO HOMO Examines Whether You Have to Be Homosexual to be Really, Really Gay
by Shari Barrett - Jul 31, 2014

NO HOMO tells the tale of Luke and Ash, two 20-something Los Angeles urbanites who have known each other since childhood, identify as heterosexual, and live together as roommates even though their relationship pushes the boundaries of gay life. Can two men really be the best of friends, love each other, and not be gay? Given the fluid nature of sexuality today, does it really matter which way you go? (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Ben Kingsley Stars in STONEHEARST ASYLYM
by - Jul 31, 2014

A new trailer for Brad Anderson's STONEHEARST Asylum has been released. The drama will hit theaters and On Demand October 24,2104. Get a first look below! (more...)

Syfy's SHARKNADO 2 Delivers Record-Setting Ratings; 3.9 M Total Vieweres
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Lions and tigers and sharks, oh my! Syfy's pop culture sensation Sharknado 2: The Second One absolutely devoured the world during last night's July 30 premiere (more...)

Warner Music Nashville Names Wes Vause Senior Vice President, Publicity
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Warner Music Nashville (WMN), the Nashville-based recorded music operation of Warner Music Group, today announced the appointment of Wes Vause to Senior Vice President, Publicity (more...)

BWW Interviews: SHARKNADO 2 Stars Talk About Favorite Kills, Filming in New York, Social Media
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 30, 2014

Forget superheroes, forget superstars, last summer's biggest hit was Syfy's 'Sharknado,' and this summer they are doubling down on the cult hit with 'Sharknado 2: The Second One.' This time, New York City is besieged by the illogical natural disaster. 'Sharknado 2' airs tonight at 9:00 pm on Syfy. Recently BroadwayWorld TV took part in a conference call with stars, Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. FOX and director Anthony C. Ferrante. Check out the trailer below, then see what the they have to say about their favorite shark kills, filming in New York, and the Sharknado response on social media. (more...)

Ashley Brown, Katie Klaus & More to Lead QUEEN MOTHER Readings in NYC this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

In recent weeks the cast and creative team of the new musical Queen Mother, which chronicles the life of Hannah Hill, Charlie Chaplin's troubled mother, have been in residence on the Goodspeed Musicals campus in East Haddam, Conn. The team assembled to develop this engaging piece in preparation for upcoming invite-only industry workshops at New York Live Arts on Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1, 2014. Broadway's Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast) and Katie Klaus (The Bridges of Madison County, Bonnie and Clyde) lead the cast. (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...)

Review Roundup: Young Vic's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Review Roundups - Jul 29, 2014

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE just opened at the Young Vic and is booking to Friday, September 19, 2014. Gillian Anderson is Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster is Stanley and Vanessa Kirby is Stella in Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece. As Blanche's fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace - but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics' Circle Award-winning Three Sisters. (more...)

VIDEO: HANNIBAL Blooper Trailer Premieres at 2014 Comic Con
by - Jul 28, 2014

EW has shared the exclusive outtakes video from season 2 of the NBC thriller drama HANNIBAL, which premiered at Hannibal's Comic-Con panel over the weekend. (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...)

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...)

BULRUSHER OPENS 8/23-24 at Skylight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Skylight Theatre Company and Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble present the Los Angeles Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Finalist Bulrusher, written by Eisa Davis and directed by Nataki Garrett. The show opens on 8pm on August 23rd and 3pm August 24th. RECEPTION TO FOLLOW BOTH PERFORMANCES. Runs 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm Sundays through September 28, 2014 at the Skylight Theatre, 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027 (more...)

Marilyn Monroe Miniseries In the Works at Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

A new miniseries based on the life of Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe is in the works at the Lifetime network. (more...)

Armin van Buuren's 'A State Of Trance At Ushuaïa, Ibiza 2014' to Be Released 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

In an ode to his summer residency on the Balearic island of Ibiza, Spain, Armin van Buuren will bring the magical feeling of Ibiza to the world with a brand-new mix compilation due September 9th, 2014. (more...)

ASCENSION with Tricia Helfer, New Series Z NATION and More Highlight Syfy's Fall Programming
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Syfy's 2014 Fall Programming primetime lineup will feature the highly anticipated six hour event series Ascension, starring Tricia Helfer (November 24); the series premieres of Z Nation (September 12) and the docuseries Town of the Living Dead (October 7); the season five return of Haven (September 11) and the special 10th anniversary season of Ghost Hunters (October 8). (more...)

Elastic City to Host First-Ever Participatory Walks Festival, 9/27-10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Elastic City celebrates its fifth year by presenting the first-ever participatory walks festival. The 12-day Elastic City Walks Festival, in which all events are free and open to the public via RSVP, will take place in outdoor locations throughout New York City, September 26 - October 7. (more...)

WOMEN to Open 9/5 at Asylum Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Combined Artform and Matthew Quinn present the return of "WOMEN" - with an official opening of September 5th. After a sold-out run in New York City and the Hollywood Fringe Festival, WOMEN, written by Chiara Atik and directed by Stephanie Ward, is returning to Los Angeles for a full run at the Asylum Theater, August 28th through October 25th. (more...)

Armin van Buuren Announces Brand New Compilation, A STATE OF TRANCE USHUAÏA, IBIZA 2014; Out 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Armin van Buuren is about to bring the magical feeling of Ibiza to the rest of the world, with a brand new mix compilation due September 9th, 2014. The album, which is available for pre-order today on iTunes, is the culmination of his weekly residency each Thursday at the Ushuaïa Beach Hotel. This double-mix compilation is a collection of the biggest tracks from his sets this summer in Ibiza. The album also includes the brand new track 'Hystereo' from Armin himself. (more...)

SHARKNADO 2 to Terrorize Big Screens Nationwide in Exclusive One-Night Event
by Movies News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Just when audiences thought it was safe to go back to the movie theater… they will get a fresh dose of scares and laughs as Syfy's “Sharknado 2: The Second One” hits cinemas nationwide for a one-night event (more...)

Henry Rollins to Return for New Season of H2's 10 THINGS YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT, 8/16
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Did you know that the flag that inspired the Star Spangled Banner had two extra stripes? Or that a century ago, camels roamed the Texas Prairie? H2 presents another season of 10 THINGS YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT (more...)

BWW Reviews: EYE OF A NEEDLE, Southwark Playhouse, August 29 2014
by Gary Naylor - Aug 30, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a new play set in the Kafkaesque world of the UK's Border Agency as a young idealist butts up against an old hand when a charismatic political activist shakes up the system. (more...)

MAN'S DOMINION Gets Extended Run in Encore! Redux Series, 9/13-10/05
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

Fresh off sold-out runs at both the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival in June and the "ENCORE" Producers Award" Series in July, 'MAN'S DOMINION' has been extended for another eight performances, September 13-October 5 2014 as part of the "The ENCORE! Producers' Award" Redux series. MAN'S DOMINION is a history in ten characters done as a one-person show that examines the 1916 lynching in Erwin, TN, of Mary, the elephant and star attraction of the Sparks Family Shows, an itinerant circus that toured the American South and Southeast for years. (more...)

ENCORE Redux Presents SCHACHNER VS. SCHACHNER, 9/12-10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

Announcing the extension of The World Premiere of Schachner Vs. Schachner, a dark autobiographical comedy written and performed by Abby Schachner, Fridays at 8pm from September 12th through October 24th. (more...)

Food Network Brings Tricks & Treats in October Schedule
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Food Network brings the tricks and treats this October with new primetime series, premiere episodes of fan-favorite series and an all-star tournament. Host Jesse Palmer kicks off the month with new series Food Truck Face Off on Thursday, October 2nd at 8pm, as four talented teams share their culinary dreams before a panel of judges, culminating in a food truck showdown to decide who will win their very own food truck for a year. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Halloween Wars Scares Up Spine-Tingling Pumpkin Displays In Return To Food Network
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Halloween Wars returns to Food Network for its fourth season, premiering Sunday, October 5 th at 9pm ET/PT. Witness five teams, consisting of a pumpkin carving expert, a cake decorator, and sugar artist, as they battle it out over four episodes to create heart-stopping Halloween-themed displays, guaranteed to scare the daylights out of viewers. Hosted by Justin Willman (Cupcake Wars), each week the teams go head-to-head to create different themed pumpkin displays. One team is eliminated each episode by the judging panel, made up of renowned cake decorator Shinmin Li and Emmy-nominated make-up artist Brian Kinney, and a rotating panel of celebrity guest judges, including Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story: Asylum), Francia Raisa (The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Adi Shankar (film producer of The Grey and Dredd), and Lew Temple (The Walking Dead and The Devil's Rejects). The last team standing wins the title of Halloween Wars champion and a $50,000 grand prize. (more...)

BWW Profile: Sarah Paulson Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Jeffrey Walker - Aug 24, 2014

BWW salutes Broadway talent who are EMMY nominated for 2014. Today, we look at Sarah Paulson, nominated for her work in the F/X series AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN. (more...)


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Peninsula Players' BUTLER Begins 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Richard Strand's Civil War drama 'Butler' makes its Midwest Premiere August 20 at Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon. 'Butler' is a winner of the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Program and made its world premiere in June at the New Jersey Repertory Company. (more...)

VASLAV Returning to Kalk Bay Theatre, 22-23 August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Following the unanimous acclaim for the new cabaret, VASLAV, Godfrey Johnson returns to perform the show for three performances only. These will take place at Kalk Bay Theatre on 22 and 23 August at 8pm with a matinee on 23 August at 14h30. (more...)

Caridad Svich's UPON THE FRAGILE SHORE Benefit Reading Set for New Dramatists, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The initial line-up of worldwide organizations that will present readings of 2012 OBIE Award-winning playwright Caridad Svich's new play Upon the Fragile Shore has been announced. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Trailer for Syfy's New Series Z NATION, Coming This Fall
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

The first trailer for Syfy's new series Z NATION premiered during Sharknado 2: The Second One on Wednesday, July 30. (more...)

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