Painter Driss Ouadahi Exhibits New Work at Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco's premier contemporary art gallery, today announced its next exhibit starting July 16, 2016 of a new body of work by Algerian painter Driss Ouadahi. Ouadahi's work considers the political and psychological aspects of boundaries and borders and was inspired by his volunteer work helping refugees from Middle East conflicts resettle in Germany. Ouadahi's work is dominated by photo-realistic fences, cityscapes and tiled tunnels that question the myth of human mobility. His work is particularly relevant during a time when walls and borders have become prominent in both European and American politics and through actions like the recent 'Brexit' (United Kingdom exit from the European Union), partly on grounds of immigration and border control. (more...)

Lisa Wolpe to Bring SHAKESPERIENCES to HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Fresh off a successful international tour, actress Lisa Wolpe - hailed for her dynamic, gender-bending turns as some of Shakespeare's most popular characters - has announced she will bring her groundbreaking, one-woman show Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender to HERE for 16 performances, July 16th through August 14th. The show will play in repertory with Macbeth3, Wolpe's celebrated three-actor adaptation of the Scottish play, in which she plays the title role, Nick Salamone plays Lady Macbeth and Satan, and Mary Hodges plays Duncan, the Porter, Banquo, and MacDuff. (more...)

Bent Knee Unveil Cinematic 'Good Girl' Video; 'Say So' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Since its inception, Bent Knee has consistently pushed the creative envelope, reflecting an incredibly broad spectrum of influences. (more...)

BWW Interview: DIXIE'S NEVER WEAR A TUBE TOP WHILE RIDING A MECHANICAL BULL AND 16 OTHER THINGS I LEARNED WHILE I WAS DRINKING LAST THURSDAY
by Linda Ann Watt - Jun 30, 2016

Dixie has a new show! The fast talking Tupperware lady is coming to Charlotte with stories of what she learned after a hard night of drinking. (more...)

Cutting-Edge Country Trio SOUTHERN HALO Releases New Single 'Rewind' & New Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The cutting-edge Country trio SOUTHERN HALO hits 'fast-forward' on their career with the release of their new single,'Rewind,'and an exclusive video premiere today onTaste of Country. (more...)

Bay City Players to Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, 7/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Bay City Players will present Jesus Christ Superstar, Lyrics by Tim Rice and Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Performance dates are July 28 - 31, 2016 at the Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Avenue, in Bay City.   Performance times are 8:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Jesus Christ Superstar is Directed by Michael Wisniewski with Music Direction by Loren Kirker Kranz and Jan Sutherland, and Choreography by Holly Haga Bills. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 26, 2016
by - Jun 26, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 25, 2016
by - Jun 25, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Company of STET Celebrates Opening Night at Abingdon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company recently celebrated the opening night of STET, a new play which has extended its Off-Broadway performances through July 10. Written by Kim Davies and developed by Kim Davies, Jocelyn Kuritsky and Tony Speciale, STET is produced in association with The Muse Project.  Artistic Director Tony Speciale directs the world-premiere drama inspired by the Rolling Stone article 'A Rape on Campus.' (more...)

Taylor Mac to Perform at Space On Ryder Farm in August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

SPACE on Ryder Farm will present Taylor Mac's A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: 1986-2016, August 6 & 7 at 7 PM. Music Director Matt Ray will join Mac for the work-in-progress performances, which span three decades from Mac's wildly ambitious, multi-year effort to chart the history of popular music in America, from the nation's founding in 1776 to the present day. Tickets are available for $35 through July 15, and $40 after, at www.spaceonryderfarm.org/calendar/taylor-mac. (more...)

Kim Davies' STET Adds Another Week at Abingdon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company, in association The Muse Project, announces a week-long extension of STET, with Off-Broadway performances now running through July 10. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Ayad Akhtar's JUNK: THE GOLDEN AGE OF DEBT at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt, by Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Ayad Akhtar (Broadway's Disgraced; Playhouse's The Who & The What), directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Outside Mullingar, Doubt). The recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt runs in the Mandell Weiss Theatre July 26 - August 21. Tickets are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Exhibitions of the Week: Living in Extravagance with Isaac Mizrahi at the Jewish Museum, Studio Job at the MAD
by Patrick Kennedy - Jun 23, 2016

Two recent shows explore the intersections of art, fashion, design, and sheer outlandishness. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael McCormick Talks HIMSELF AND NORA
by David Clarke - Jun 22, 2016

In July 2012, HIMSELF AND NORA premiered at the New York Musical Theater Festival. In 2014, Jay Records released HIMSELF AND NORA (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording). Following the steamy romance between James Joyce and his muse, Nora, the musical has returned to New York in a lush Off-Broadway production at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Recently, I sat down with Michael McCormick, who plays John Joyce, Ezra Pound, and others, to chat about the show. (more...)

Nearly 50 Artists Help The Country Network Wrap First Nashville Production Since Relaunch
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

On Sunday, June 12, The Country Network (TCN) wrapped its first taping in NASHVILLE since the network's relaunch under new ownership a couple of months ago. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Extends THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex and Bruce W. Zisterer in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, and thrilled to announce that their critically-acclaimed (LA Times Critic's Choice) Smash-Hit, West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, JULY 31 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Know Theatre to Present THE FISHERMAN'S WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

She wants adventure (especially in the bedroom). He is compelled to fish the uncaring sea. Their relationship seems doomed to lethal monotony until a pair of magical sea creatures with erotomania and an "Alternatively Attractive" traveling salesman with a bag full of mysterious wares come to town. (more...)

Lehigh University Faculty Announces Summer Reading Picks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

BETHLEHEM, Pa., June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ A diverse group of faculty members from all four of Lehigh University's colleges in departments from Theatre to Entrepreneurship to Chemical Engineering share their picks for summer reading below following the lead of Lehigh President John D. Simon who discussed the impact of a recent read in the May 27 th issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre to Stage THE ROOMMATE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

What happens when two completely different women come to together to live under the same roof? Florida Studio Theatre's second Summer Mainstage show will explore the dynamic duo of Sharon and Robyn in The Roommate by Jen Silverman. This REGIONAL PREMIERE opens in the Keating Theatre on July 6 and runs through August 7. Summer Mainstage subscriptions can be purchased for as little as $39 online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

Princeton Summer Theater to Open 2016 Season with ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

?Princeton Summer Theater's 2016 season opens this Thursday, June 16th with Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins.  Assassins is an explosive tale of the American Dream gone awry. A multiple Tony Award-winning musical, Assassins combines Sondheim's brilliant lyricism and rich music in a revue-style tale addressing our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means taken to obtain it. Clever, original, dark, and surprisingly funny, Assassins is perhaps Sondheim's most controversial musical.   (more...)

Happy Medium Theatre to Stage Ronan Noone's BRENDAN in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

?Award-winning fringe company Happy Medium Theatre (HMT) is excited to announce its upcoming production of Brendan by Boston favorite playwright Ronan Noone. Directing the production are IRNE Award nominated Brett Marks (Lifers, Argos Productions and HMT) and Elliot Norton Award winning Victor L. Shopov (Bent, Zeitgeist Stage Company). The production runs for three weeks (July 15th - July 30th, 2016) at the Plaza Black Box Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts at 539 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116. (more...)

Hallmark Channel to Premiere Six Original Movies in First-Ever 'Summer Nights' Event
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Fresh off the recent success of its 'June Weddings' movie programming event, Hallmark Channel dives into its first-ever 'Summer Nights' event with a new, original movie premiere each weekend for six weeks beginning Saturday, July 23 (more...)

NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! Set for FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

MyCarl Productions,in association with KAMPFIRE FILMS, is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Kevin R. Free'sNIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!!, directed by Nicole A. Watson as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! will perform on Tuesday August 16 @ 2pm, Wedensday August 17 @ 9:15pm, Saturday August 20 @ 7:15pm, Tuesday August 23 @ 9:30pm, and Friday August 26 @ 4:30pm at the Players Theater (115 MacDougal Street). (more...)

Jackie Chan Joins Cast of THE NUT JOB 2
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

 Award-winning actor Jackie Chan has joined the cast of The Nut Job 2 with Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl and Maya Rudolph. The film is directed by Cal Brunker and written by Scott Bindley, Bob Barlen & Cal Brunker. The Nut Job 2 will be released in theaters byOpen Road Films on May 19, 2017. (more...)

Three Local Premieres and More Slated for Riverside Symphony's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

An impressive and fascinating breadth of repertory will mark Riverside Symphony's 2016-17, three-concert Alice Tully Hall series. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Josh Cooke, Matthew Rauch and More in JUNK: THE GOLDEN AGE OF DEBT at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents the world-premiere production of JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt, by Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Ayad Akhtar (Broadway's Disgraced; Playhouse's The Who & The What), directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Outside Mullingar, Doubt). The recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt runs in the Mandell Weiss Theatre now through August 21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Hoi Polloi to Stage Toshiki Okada's QUIET, COMFORT This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi (Three Pianos, Shadows) presents Quiet, Comfort, a newly-commissioned text by Japanese phenomenon playwright Toshiki Okada. (more...)

Stanley Wayne Mathis Joins NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

MyCarl Productions, in association with Kampfire Films, is pleased to announce Broadway veteran Stanley Wayne Mathis has joined the cast of NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!!, a new play by Kevin R. Free, directed by Nicole A. Watson as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. (more...)

Z Space presents THE WHOLEHEARTED this September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

 Z Space continues its commitment to bringing the most innovative new theatre works to the Bay Area with New York City's Stein | Holum Projects and their acclaimed performance piece, The Wholehearted, September 7-10 in San Francisco. (more...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Awards Two Directing Fellowships
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Director Joshua Chase Gold has been selected to be the 2016 SDCF Charles Abbott Fellow. He will be assisting Charles Abbott on his production of South Pacific at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. (more...)

BWW Review: Mark Chambers Impresses as Truman Capote in TRU at The Studio 620
by Peter Nason - Jul 22, 2016

Chambers channels Capote and gives an incredibly strong performance. (more...)

VIDEO: MTV Announces 6th & Final Season of TEEN WOLF at Comic Con
by - Jul 22, 2016

MTV today announced to a packed room of over four thousand, die-hard fans at San Diego Comic-Con that its beloved drama horror series TEEN WOLF will conclude with its sixth and final season premiering in November. (more...)

Samuel Goldwyn Films & CMT Will Hatch Competitive Documentary CHICKEN PEOPLE
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Samuel Goldwyn Films and CMT announced today that Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights from CMT for CHICKEN PEOPLE. (more...)

BWW Review: Starkly Dark and Raw Revival of CABARET Returns Decadently to the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Jul 21, 2016

Perhaps Kander and Ebb's best musical, apart from Chicago, Cabaret has it all: a fine book, deliciously diverse characters, dynamite music and a subtext that will not quit. The subtext being: either compromise or get out if you value your life, the latter, to be sure, the wiser. This is Berlin, circa 1929/30, before Hitler, just as Nazi pressure hits the fan. Now a national tour based on Roundabout Theatre's 2013 revival docks at the Pantages for a mere 3 weeks with a glorious cast headed by Randy Harrison in a big, broad and devilishly fun performance as the Emcee. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: William Daniels Sneak-Peeks Cover For His Upcoming Memoir
by Michael Dale - Jul 20, 2016

Broadway's John Adams and TV's Mr Feeny's new book will be released in 2017. (more...)

Temasys.io Announces General Availability of the Skylink Platform and SDKs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

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Shattered Globe Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce the first two productions of its 2016-17 Season, kicking off this fall with a revival of Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard's quintessential American drama TRUE WEST, directed by James Yost. The production will feature Shattered Globe Ensemble Members Joseph Wiens, Kevin Viol and Rebecca Jordan with Rob Frankel.   (more...)

ShawChicago to Present George Bernard Shaw's MISALLIANCE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

ShawChicago presents George Bernard Shaw's farce on the fashionable, Misalliance. Performances run September 17 - October 10 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. (more...)

BWW Review: Witty and Goofy, WHISTLE STOP a Playful Riff on the Meet-Cute
by David Fick - Jul 2, 2016

WHISTLE STOP, Ameera Patel's play about a brief encounter between a man and a woman in a park, is being revived at the National Arts Festival by Dark Laugh Theatre Company and Hijinks Theatre this year. Having won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival in 2014, the play is an absurd take on the meet-cute trope that is a staple of romantic comedies. (more...)

BWW Review: History Comes Alive with Eight O'Clock Theatre's Winning 1776: THE MUSICAL
by Peter Nason - Jul 18, 2016

EOT proves once again that they are several notches above other community theatres; this is one terrific show where everything comes together. (more...)

Photo Coverage: PORNO CHIC Returns to The Kings Arms
by Craig Hepworth - Jul 16, 2016

One of Manchester's most successful fringe theatre companies have announced that they will be bringing back the smash hit show Porno Chic after a sell out 2nd run at The Kings Arms, Salford as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe. (more...)

SHIP OF FOOLS, DARK CIRCUS, PROTOTYPE and More Set for HERE's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

HERE has announced its 2016-2017 producing season, featuring three HERE Resident Artist world premieres, two international presentations from HERE's renowned Dream Music Puppetry Program, the fifth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, where HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). (more...)

Amazon Orders Two Additional Seasons of the Critically-Acclaimed Comedy CATASTROPHE
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Amazon today announced it has greenlit two additional seasons of the critically-acclaimed series, CATASTROPHE. (more...)

Jinkx Monsoon, Courtney Act & Judy Gold Coming to Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

While Provincetown's Art House has become known as the East Coast's hot spot for Broadway's biggest musical stars (think Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, all of whom are headlining there this summer), the venue has an equally long and famous (or infamous as the case may intentionally be) reputation as the right coast's breeding ground for cutting-edge comedy. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

MyCarl Productions, in association with KAMPFIRE FILMS, is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Kevin R. Free's NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!!, directed by Nicole A. Watson as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! will perform on Tuesday August 16 @ 2pm, Wednesday August 17 @ 9:15pm, Saturday August 20 @ 7:15pm, Tuesday August 23 @ 9:30pm, and Friday August 26 @ 4:30pm at the Players Theater (115 MacDougal Street). (more...)

NEVER SLEEP ALONE to Return to Joe's Pub This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

When did you last make out with a complete stranger? Are you fulfilling your socio-sexual potential? What is an MBO? If you can't answer these questions, you urgently need a session with straight-talking sexual evangelist Dr. Alex Schiller. (more...)

Michael A. Scott, MS. Shares THE BERMUDA AFFAIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Michael A. Scott, MS. shares a thrilling self-revealing of his remarkable experiences in his book exposing 'The Bermuda Affair' (published by Trafford Publishing). Candid and concise, this publication shows readers the quick and swift execution of justice, filled with intrigue and issues involving 'the work of the invisible arm of the justice system.' (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Aug 1 for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Single tickets for all of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2016-17 season productions will go on sale Monday, Aug. 1. This includes tickets for the 26th annual production of the Playhouse's beloved holiday classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL, presented by U.S. Bank. (more...)

SILICON VALLEY: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON Arrives on Digital HD 7/25
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The latest season of the Emmy ®-nominated comedy series Silicon Valley, from Mike Judge (King of the Hill, Beavis and Butt-Head) and Alec Berg (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld), debuts on Digital HD on July 25, 2016 (more...)

Athens PopFest Announces Full Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The Athens Popfest returns in 2016 on August 10th - 13th at Little Kings Shuffle Club, the World Famous, and the Georgia Theatre. (more...)

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