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BOSS Extends at Theatre Asylum Lab
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Following rave fan reviews, an Encore Producer's award and sold out shows during the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Boss: The Untold Tony Danza Story extends its popularity for four shows at the Theatre Asylum Lab in Hollywood. With new producing partners Monica Martin of Complex Theaters and Matthew Quinn of Combined Artform/Theatre Asylum, the team behind Boss introduces The ExtravaDANZA, a live 80s themed interactive variety show featuring musical acts, stand up, dance, trivia and prizes. The ExtravaDANZA premieres during the September 27th and October 25th performances of Boss at the Theatre Asylum Lab in Hollywood. (more...)

Armin van Buuren Releases New Compilation, A State Of Trance at Ushuaïa, Ibiza 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Armin van Buuren is bringing the magical feeling of Ibiza to the rest of the world, with a brand new mix compilation released today on iTunes. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory's Fall Season to Include COMMITTED, THE CRAFT & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), under the leadership of founding Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack and Managing Director Danny Abosch, announces its fall 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...)

Hadyn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern Join Tamsin Greig in West End's WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Hadyn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern join Tamsin Greig in the UK premiere of David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane's new musical adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's Oscar-nominated film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, and following two full-scale development workshops with actors, musicians and the creative team, the production will open in a limited run for 20 weeks only at The Playhouse Theatre on 12 January 2015, with previews from 20 December 2014. (more...)

Fantom Comics & Molotov to Present Staged Reading of GALLERY, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Molotov Theatre Group and Fantom Comics are workshopping a new play, "Gallery," in a free staged reading at Fantom's store on Sunday, September 28 at 8 PM. A reception will be held before the event at 7 PM. (more...)

Syfy Announces 7th Annual 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN SPOOK-A-THON
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Syfy's 7th annual 31 Days of Halloween spook-a-thon (October 1-31) will unleash 600 hours of spine-tingling programming including the premiere of the docuseries Town of the Living Dead (October 7); the 10th anniversary – and 200th episode – of Ghost Hunters (more...)

BWW Reviews: WOMEN Could Rule the World - Just Not in This Version
by Gil Kaan - Sep 7, 2014

Those with an affinity for fast-talking Valley Girl-speak should find a lot to enjoy in Chiara Atik's Women. (more...)

Sherman Playhouse Opens Horton Foote's DIVIDING THE ESTATE 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

On Friday, September 19, the curtain will rise on DIVIDING THE ESTATE, a Texas-sized comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Horton Foote. The show begins at 8:00 p.m. for a four-week run. (more...)

Curious Theatre to Present ALL THE RAGE and THE TRICKY PART This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Curious Theatre Company presents Martin Moran's Regional Premiere All the Rage and the Limited Engagement of The Tricky Part, directed by Seth Barrish. All the Rage runs September 6 - October 5, 2014 and The Tricky Part runs September 10, 20, 27 & October 2, 5, 2014 at 1080 Acoma Street, Denver. The opening night of All the Rage is September 6, 2014, at 8 p.m. (more...)

THE KITE RUNNER to Play Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 22 Sept - 4 Oct
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

A brand new stage tour of Khaled Hosseini's worldwide bestselling novel The Kite Runner will play at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 22 September to 4 October (press night Monday 22 September, 7pm). (more...)

Echo Theater Company to Premiere BETTER, 10/4-11/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

A Jewish, Midwestern, Chekhovian comic drama for the 21st century will be the third offering in The Echo Theater Company's 2015 seaason at Atwater Village Theatre, the company's new permanent home. Jennifer Chambers directs the world premiere of Better, a gentle examination of family and mortality by Jessica Goldberg, opening Oct. 4. (more...)

FLYLEAF Announce Fall Tour Kicking Off October 3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

FLYLEAF—the five-piece, multi-platinum alternative rock band—announced today (Tuesday, September 2) they'll launch a national fall tour kicking off Friday, October 3 in Lubbock, TX. (more...)

Adam Levine to Bring Autobiographical Comedy Series to NBC
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

'Voice' mentor Adam Levine is set to bring his story of an aspring rocker in the 1990's to the small screen. (more...)

James Cromwell Will Play Rupert Murdoch in Sydney This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Today Producer Daniel Sparrow and director Lee Lewis announced the cast for the exclusive premiere Sydney season of Rupert, David Williamson's take on the greatest media mogul of all time. (more...)

Premiere of Syfy's New Zombie Series Z NATION Delivers 1.6 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Syfy's new zombie series Z Nation bit 1.6 million total viewers during its Friday, September 12 premiere at 10PM (ET/PT), becoming the channel's highest rated acquired scripted series premiere since Dr. Who in 2006. (more...)

James Cromwell Will Play Rupert Murdoch in Sydney This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

Today Producer Daniel Sparrow and director Lee Lewis announced the cast for the exclusive premiere Sydney season of Rupert, David Williamson's take on the greatest media mogul of all time. American film and television actor JAMES CROMWELL will play Rupert Murdoch alongside an all Australian cast who will play a myriad of over 60 roles. (more...)

WB Bringing GOTHAN, CONSTANTINE, THE FOLLOWING & More to New York Comic Con
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Warner Bros. Television makes another exciting return to New York Comic Con (NYCC) with three new eagerly anticipated series, including Gotham (Mondays, 8/7c on FOX), Forever (Tuesdays, 10/9c on ABC), and Constantine (Fridays 10/9c, on NBC), in addition to returning hits The Following (Midseason on FOX) and Person of Interest (Tuesdays, 10/9c on CBS). (more...)

BRONIES: THE MUSICAL to Open at Third Street Theatre, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Third Street Theatre in association with Oddbird Theatricals is thrilled to present the World Premiere, fully-realized production of the Hollywood Fringe Festival Best Musical Award-winning, BRONIES: THE MUSICAL, with music by Joe Greene, book and lyrics by Heidi Powers and Tom Moore, choreography by John Todd, musical direction by Jennifer Lin and direction by Richard Israel. BRONIES: THE MUSICAL will begin previews on Thursday, September 25; will open on Friday, September 27 and run through Sunday, November 1 at the THIRD STREET THEATRE, 8115 W. Third Street in West Hollywood. (more...)

Luna Theater to Close Season with Doug Wright's QUILLS, 3/21-4/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Luna Theater Company's 13th 'Season of Seduction', commences with the darkly comic QUILLS by Doug Wright, October 25-November 15; followed by CLOSER by Patrick Marber, January 17 - February 7; and concludes with RASHOMON by Ryunosuke Akutagawa (adapted by Fay & Michael Kanin from the screenplay of Akira Kurosawa), March 21- April 11. All shows take place at the new Luna Theater at 620. S. 8th Street (between South and Bainbridge). Tickets are $15-$25 and can be purchased by visiting www.lunatheater.org or by calling 215-704-0033. (more...)

EXILES Begins 9/30 at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Artists Rep will present the NW premiere of Exiles by famed film, theatre and television actor Carlos Lacamara. Artists Rep's Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez, who is Cuban-American, will direct the first major production of Exiles since its critically acclaimed premiere in Los Angeles. (more...)

Fottsbarn Theatre Return to Exeter Northcott with ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST Sept 11-13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

Footsbarn Travelling Theatre return to the Exeter Northcott Theatre in September with an imaginative take on Ken Kesey's One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, 11-13 Sept. (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...)

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...)

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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