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A&E to Premiere Live-Action Animated Docuseries AKIL THE FUGITIVE HUNTER, 7/13
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

A&E Network will premiere the new original docuseries AKIL THE FUGITIVE HUNTER which combines live-action and animation to chronicle the journey of modern-day superhero Akil Muhammad as he tracks and captures some of the most elusive criminals in Los Angeles in order to keep his community safe. (more...)

Possum Point Players Fundraiser Aims to Patch Leaky Roof
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The Possum Point Players' musical revue fundraiser, "You've Got A Friend," may raise the roof, but primarily, the goal is to repair it.  Set for July 7, 8, and 9, the show features a cast from 10 communities in Delmarva and neighboring states and songs of friendship and caring from more than 20 Broadway shows.   Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 PM; Sunday matinee is at 2 P.M. (more...)

Season 3 of FULLER HOUSE Launches on Netflix 9/22
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Netflix ha announced that Season 3 of FULLER HOUSE will launch on the streaming network on Friday, Sept 22.  Sept 22, 2017 is the 30th anniversary of the original FULL HOUSE airing (Full House episode one aired September 22, 1987). (more...)

Casting is Set for BECKY SHAW at Windy City Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Road) announces the complete casting for Gina Gionfriddo's "Becky Shaw," the dark, "ferociously funny" (The New York Times) comedy. Jeff Award winner Scott Weinstein directs the final production in Windy City Playhouse's third season, starring Theo Allyn ("The Matchmaker" at Goodman Theatre) in the title role as Becky Shaw. (more...)

VIDEO: Trailer for New Animated Film LEAP ft. Music from Carly Rae Jepsen
by Movies News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff and Maddie Ziegler star alongside Mel Brooks, Kate McKinnon and Carly Rae Jepsen star in the upcoming animated family comedy opening in theaters nationwide on August 30th. (more...)

Lesli Margherita and Max Crumm Come to NYMF in MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY VS. THE DEVIL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

EVERYTHING RHYMES WITH BLORANGE is pleased to announce the premiere of the new musical MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY VS THE DEVILL: AN AMERICAN MYTH as an official selection of the New York Musical Fesitval's Next Link Project. (more...)

TV Land's YOUNGER Debuts Live After Show Hosted by SiriusXM's Taylor Strecker
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

TV Land's hit series and fan favorite YOUNGER is simulcasting coast-to-coast for a one-time-only occasion: the season four premiere on Wednesday, June 28th at 10pm ET/7pm PT, with a re-airing on the west coast at 10pm PT. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Winner Sutton Foster Talks YOUNGER S4, New Baby & More
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

In the comedy-drama series YOUNGER, Tony winner Sutton Foster plays a divorced mom in her 40s passing herself off as younger at a publishing firm. On this morning's TODAY, the actress gave Kathie Lee and Hoda some hints about the show's fourth season and also talked about the baby girl she and her husband recently adopted. (more...)

Nancy Anderson Joins Cast of NYMF's FOURTH MESSENGER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Fresh off the triumphant run of Sunset Boulevard, NANCY ANDERSON will play the role of world-famous spiritual teacher Mama Sid in New York Musical Festival and 4M Productions' East Coast premiere of THE FOURTH MESSENGER, a contemporary Western re-imagining of the Buddha legend featuring a flawed, female Buddha figure, as part of the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Music Legend Frank Zappa's Brother Bob Zappa To Release Second Book 'Frankie & Bobby: The Rest of Our Story'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Following his critically acclaimed book "Frankie & Bobby: Growing Up Zappa," music legend Frank Zappa's younger brother Charles Robert "Bob" Zappa is releasing a second book titled "Frankie & Bobby: The Rest of Our Story." (more...)

Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More Join Voice Cast of Disney's VAMPIRINA
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

James Van Der Beek ('What Would Diplo Do?') and Lauren Graham ('Gilmore Girls') will voice the roles of Vampirina's parents, Boris and Oxana Hauntley, in Disney Junior's animated series VAMPIRINA, premiering this fall on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and the new Disney NOW app. (more...)

Adventure Theatre MTC Announces its 66th Season and National TYA Co-Commission
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Ahoy, me Hearties! Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC), recent recipient of three 2017 Helen Hayes Awards, is proud to announce its 66th Season featuring five main stage productions based on popular children's stories and books with two world premieres and one exceptional nation-wide, seven-theatre partnership. This stand-out season will delight audiences in the DC area with award-winning directors and artists. (more...)

BWW Review: Superb Performances Mark Beautifully Poetic THE PRIDE at The Wallis
by Michael Quintos - Jun 26, 2017

Fittingly, as most of the world celebrates Gay Pride month, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills is presenting an absorbing, beautifully-poetic production of playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell's drama THE PRIDE, which continues its Los Angeles-area premiere through July 9, 2017. Highly-stylized yet riveting and universally approachable, this new production of the play that originated in the UK features a superb cast smartly directed by the Wallis' Artist-in-Residence Michael Arden. (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET FRINGE 2017: CLUB GOTHAM: VILLAINS OF VAUDEVILLE at Nexus
by Barry Lenny - Jun 25, 2017

This show was dedicated to the late Adam West. (more...)

Nickelodeon Special ROCKO'S MODERN LIFE: STATIC CLING to Reunite Original Voice Cast
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Nickelodeon announced today that its brand-new, original one-hour TV special MODERN LIFE: STATIC CLING???????, based on the classic '90s hit series Rocko's Modern Life, will reunite the original voice cast members who will bring their iconic characters back to life. (more...)

Planetary Group Introduces ToBy; New EP 'El Prado Blvd.' Due Out Next Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Planetary Group is excited to announce the newest addition to their roster-- Miami-based rapper ToBy, the musical alias of 23-year-old Reggie Baril and member of the BARIKUDAxDEATHWISH rap crew.  (more...)

David Sabella to Headline THE PHILLIE TRILOGY at 2017 Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

David Sabella, who originated the role of Mary Sunshine in the smash-hit revival of Chicago (currently running at the Ambassador Theatre), will head the cast of Doug DeVita's award-winning The Phillie Trilogy, opening July 19 at The Wild Project as part of the 15th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival. (more...)

The Kilroys Unveil 4th Annual List of Recommended Plays, Featuring Works by Nwandu, FastHorse, Yee and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Continuing the fight to achieve gender parity in the American Theater, LA-based playwright/producer collective The Kilroys has facilitated its fourth annual List of industry-recommended new plays. (more...)

TV Land to Launch Live Digital YOUNGER Facebook Aftershow Following S4 Debut
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

TV Land's hit series and fan favorite YOUNGER is simulcasting coast-to-coast for a one-time-only occasion: the season four premiere on Wednesday, June 28th at 10pm ET/7pm PT, with a re-airing on the west coast at 10pm PT. All this is to celebrate the new LIVE aftershow, 'Getting Younger,' premiering on Facebook (more...)

New Christian Suspense Novel Set for Release 7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

On July 7, 2017 Liz Mitchell is set to publish her first novel, Like The Ocean Moves, Book One of the Torchbearer Series. The author chose the publication date for this powerful work of Christian Suspense for a very personal reason. (more...)

Scoop: DOUBT on CBS - Thursday, June 8, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on DOUBT, airing on CBS on Thursday, June 8, 2017! (more...)

Like The Ocean Moves: New Christian Suspense Novel by Nashville Author
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

On July 7, 2017 Liz Mitchell is set to publish her first novel, Like The Ocean Moves, Book One of the Torchbearer Series. The author chose the publication date for this powerful work of Christian Suspense for a very personal reason. (more...)

CMT Premieres Kiefer Sutherland's 'Shirley Jean'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Kiefer Sutherland's cinematic “Shirley Jean” video, which tells the story of a man's last night on death row, taking the form of a goodbye letter to a woman he once loved, premieres on CMT channels and platforms June 21. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: My Riotous Night at JULIUS CAESAR
by Leah Lane - Jun 21, 2017

I find controversy delicious. As an avid theatre goer, there are very few times when I enter a theater with no preconceptions about what I'm about to see. Whether it's just the gossip I've heard around or the ads that I skip after 5 seconds on YouTube, I usually have some prior knowledge about the subject matter. This was especially true when I went into the Delacorte Theater to see the Public's production of Julius Caesar. I learned of Oscar Eustis' choice to make the play explicitly politically relevant when I heard about Delta and Bank of America pulling their sponsorships. As someone who sees herself as a socially active artist, I got excited. (more...)

Sony Pictures & Dell Team Up on SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Global Integrated Campaign
by Movies News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

When SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING swings into theaters July 7, Dell will be at Sony Pictures' side for all the action. Dell teamed up with Sony Pictures, a long time Dell customer and partner, to take collaborations to the next level with Spider-Man: Homecoming. (more...)

Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The New Group has announced four productions for its 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Blair Baker to Play HAMLET in Gender-Bending Adaptation at SheNYC Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Blair Baker will play Hamlet in a gender-bending adaptation at SheNYC Arts. The new play adaptation by Tatiana Barcari and Wednesday Derrico will run at the Connelly Theater this July. (more...)

MusicalFare Presents the World Premiere of PRETTY FUNNY: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

A 21st century Cinderella story for the young, the old, and those who find their way without a dress, a castle or a prince! (more...)

Past Episodes of Sutton Foster-Led YOUNGER Now Available to Stream on Hulu
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The hit TV Land comedy YOUNGER, starring Broadway's Sutton Foster is now available to stream on Hulu. Past episodes of the series may now be viewed ahead of the June 28th Season 4 premiere as part of an exclusive pact between Viacom and the subscription video service. (more...)

Nickelodeon to Present All-New SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Halloween Special This October
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Nickelodeon will take viewers on a spooky Halloween adventure throughout Bikini Bottom with the brand-new, stop-motion special, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom. (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO Delivers Killer Performances at The Central New York Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - Jun 20, 2017

Central New York (CNY) Playhouse's production of Chicago is a dream come true for Director Dustin M. Czarny, the ambitious Syracuse area community theatre's Artistic Director. The show is one of the hardest productions to receive the rights to perform in North America and the devoted director's request has been rejected eight times. His dedication and determination to acquire the rights to the "dream of a show" has paid off. What we see onstage at the "Theatre in the Mall" is entertaining and memorable to say the least. (more...)

Paranormal Documentary to Get Screening at Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The 28-city "SIR NOFACE LIVES TOUR," hosted by award-winning documentary filmmaker and world-renowned paranormal investigator Chad Calek, with fellow filmmaking and paranormal investigation partner, Justin Holstein, offers the rare opportunity to be amongst the first to see Calek's new "SIR NOFACE" documentary.  The documentary, which chronicles the Australian Government-sanctioned paranormal investigation that led to the filming of a full-body apparition,  definitively proves for the first time in history the existence of ghosts! (A link to the trailer to the "SIR NOFACE" documentary: https://vimeo.com/217725354 ) (more...)

Full Casting Announced for THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13 ¾ at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today has announced the full company for their brand new production of Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ - The Musical which opens in Adrian's 50th birthday year. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sara Poyzer, New West End Donna, Talks MAMMA MIA!
by Marianka Swain - Jun 19, 2017

Sara Poyzer, whose previous work includes Billy Elliot, has been starring as Donna Sheridan on the Mamma Mia! tour and now takes the role in the West End production at the Novello Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Snaps! Cupcake Theater Stages Elle Woods' Adventure to Law School in LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL!
by George Brietigam - Jun 19, 2017

The technical bloopers this show experienced would give Spiderman: Turn off the Dark a run for its money. While I still loved this production, I feel like it opened a week before it should have (more...)

THE WITCHES Opens This Thursday at BBT!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The award-winning Breckenridge Backstage Children's Theatre (The Hobbit, Two Dumb Dogs, Charlotte's Web) presents the Colorado premiere of Roald Dahl's delightfully twisted classic, The Witches, playing June 22 thru August 5. (more...)

Master Mixologist: Caitlyn Ritz of HO-HO-KUS INN AND TAVERN
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 19, 2017

Caitlyn Ritz of Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and Tavern in Bergen County New Jersey is our 'Master Mixologist.' (more...)

QUEEN: IT'S A KINDA MAGIC Comes to the State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

???????The world's premier Queen tribute show, Queen: It's A Kinda Magic, will complete a 15-stop national tour from May - taking fans back to the glory days of Freddie Mercury and his iconic band Queen. (more...)

Scoop: BLACK-ISH on ABC - Tuesday, July 4, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on BLACK-ISH, airing on ABC on Tuesday, July 4, 2017! (more...)

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Dara Beth from JUST A SONG AND DANCE
by David Fick - Jun 16, 2017

Dara Beth, who is currently on stage in JUST A SONG AND DANCE at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre before taking the show to the National Arts Festival next month. She shares her thoughts about the show, South African theatre and her local theatre heroes in this week's edition of BroadwayWorld South Africa's Five on Friday. (more...)

Geordie Brookman Introduces a Creative Ensemble at State Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

2017 marks a new direction for State Theatre Company, with the formation of a Creative Ensemble - a group of actors and creatives taking residence to work on a number of productions and creative developments in 2017 and 2018. At the time of formation, in 2017 State Theatre Company is the only major theatre company in Australia to engage a resident ensemble of actors. (more...)

BWW Interview: Of Country Music Legends, Children's Theatre, and Community: MSMT Opens A PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAIN Series
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 16, 2017

'We wanted to go big and grand. We knew we had Christine [Mild] with her powerhouse performance and Charis [Leos] so we wanted to play it large and create an environment that would support them. The production concept we came up with turned out to be a wonderful envelope to wrap around the show and the entire staging fell into place.' Co-director/choreographer Marc Robin was talking about his and Curt Dale Clark's vision for their new staging of Always, Patsy Cline, which opened Maine State Music Theatre's 2017 season on June 7th. Robin was part of a panel that also featured Patsy star Christine Mild and stand-by Heidi Kettenring, MSMT Charge Scenic Artist Sean Cox, and MSMT Board Vice President Kristine Ganong. The discussion on June 14th, moderated by Broadway World Maine editor Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold was the first in the now four-year-old summer series of free public forums, A Peek Behind the Curtain, held at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. The series, designed to give theatre-goers insight into the creative processes of producing each of the summer main stage shows, featured a lively and far-reaching conversation about Patsy Cline, MSMT's Theatre for Young Audiences program, and the theatre's burgeoning role in the community. (more...)

BEN & HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage! (more...)

FRESH FRUIT At 15: the Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Established in 1991, All Out Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to bringing together the diverse artistic, organizational, political and financial resources of the LGBTQ community in order to fight intolerance. All Out Arts fulfills its mission by supporting arts organizations within the community through fiscal sponsorship, events, contests, collaborations, networking events for emerging artists, and by sponsoring productions, concerts and exhibitions of visual arts. We confront homophobia through the humanizing influence of the arts, and the Fresh Fruit Festival is the primary expression of the All Out Arts mission. (more...)

Brian Lowdermilk and Lauren Gunderson present Children's Concert at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Amazing Adventures of Dr Wonderful and Her Dog! a new children's piece featuring a book and lyrics by Lauren Gunderson and pop-show tune score by Brian Lowdermilk will have its New York debut at 54 Below on Saturday, June 24. The hour-long concert event celebrating the launch of the brand new book based on the musical will feature original cast members and Broadway singer, author of 'Dot.' and creator of Dot. on Sprout TV, Randi Zuckerberg. (more...)

Final Show of SUMMERWORKS Announced at the Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The final show of SUMMERWORKS and Fresh Fruit Line Up Announced at the wild project. (more...)

Audra McDonald to Chair NYMF 2017; Lesli Margherita and More to Star!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) has announced Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award winner Audra McDonald (Shuffle Along; Ragtime; The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess) as 2017 NYMF Honorary Chair. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! It's the Last Chance for KC to See ABBA's Smash-Hit Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

After 15 unforgettable years of entertaining audiences across North America, the national tour of MAMMA MIA! says farewell to the road next month. Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA! returns to Starlight Theatre for one weekend only - Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25. (more...)

RIGHT BED, WRONG HUSBAND Hits the Off Broadway Palm Stage!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Off Broadway Palm Theatre presents Right Bed, Wrong Husband playing now through July 29, 2017. Right Bed, Wrong Husband is a 1999 farce written by Neil Schaffner and Caroline Shaffner.  (more...)

FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL Teaches Millbrook that Anyone Can Be Fancy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David Leidholdt, are pleased to announce Millbrook's Saturday Morning Kids Show, Fancy Nancy The Musical. (more...)

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