BWW Recaps: Patti Murin Offers Advice to Crazies on BACHELOR IN PARADISE Finale
by Patti Murin - Sep 9, 2014

It's a cool night here in East Haddam, Connecticut, but Tulum is blazing hot as we reach the climactic finale of BACHELOR IN PARADISE. And that's not just because every contestant's skin has either melted or peeled off due to excessive sun exposure. It's because tonight, we find out which of the couples that have formed over the past few weeks are willing to give their love a shot after this final Rose Ceremony. Or until they realize that there is no monetary prize at the end of this competition, and all they 'win' is the person they've 'chosen' as their 'partner.' Either way, I'm in! (more...)

Spoiler Alert! THE VOICE Season 7 Premiere Recap; Full Results & Pics!
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 22, 2014

I'm sorry Blake Shelton, I have rooted for your team since the first season of THE VOICE, but no longer. Yes, you are still one funny, country rapscallion, but I will not be pulling for you to take home your fourth VOICE title. Yes, your single finger 'Pick Me' gesture is still one of the most endearingly dorky things this side of Zooey Deschanel, but I can't in good conscience pick you to win. Yes, I did root for your future wife Miranda Lambert on the first season of NASHVILLE STAR, but I can't root for you anymore. The reason? Two words: Gwen Stefani. (more...)

Special SPRING AWAKENING Debut of the Month Series: Joshua Castille
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 21, 2015

Throughout the week, BWW's Debut of the Month column will feature five of the talented actors who are making their debuts in this exciting new production.  (more...)

BWW Recap: Amber Proves Herself as a Mother, Among Other Events, on PARENTHOOD
by Matt Smith - Oct 31, 2014

This week, PARENTHOOD has balanced the good and the bad, leaving an “Even Steven”-type result. The absence of Zeek AND Joel and Julia this week sadden me as those storyline for the season are definitely the largest overall, but the return of Sarah, Hank & Ruby (absent from last week's episode) has allowed their storyline to advance, where it couldn't last week ('cause, again, they were absent). Furthermore, the time jump gives me mixed feelings. It's great because it moves Amber's pregnancy along, but other than a title card that flashed “3 months later,” there's no other clues or signs that show me it's three months later. Soooo, why do we need it? And then part of me says, Amber's why we need it, but then I guess I addend that statement: Why wasn't it addressed? This type of jump-storytelling, coupled with the absence of major characters, is not as enjoyable for me, but on the whole, yes, I understand it works better to get the most out of each character's storyline. And yes, it does. :-) (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/29/2015 - Keira Knightley on Broadway and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 29, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Keira Knightley makes her Broadway debut in THERESE RAQUIN, opening tonight! (more...)

by Jessica Showers - Oct 29, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART and PUNK ROCK start off-Broadway, and Broadway Green Alliance and BASYIDE! THE MUSICAL! get spooky with Halloween-themed events! (more...)

InDepth InterView Exclusive: Vanessa Williams Talks NY Philharmonic SHOW BOAT, Plus THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL NYC Vs. LA, INTO THE WOODS Memories & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 29, 2014

Today we are talking to a world famous triple-threat star of stage and screen who first shot to fame in the 1980s as the first African American Miss America and found considerable success as a recording artist and actress thereafter, the divine Vanessa Williams. Sharing sage wisdom from her life and career as well as reflecting on many of her most popular properties to date, Williams reveals some of her many secrets to success while also looking ahead to next month's hotly anticipated all-star concert presentation of legendary Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein musical SHOW BOAT, co-starring Julian Ovenden, Norm Lewis, Jane Alexander and many more along with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Ted Sperling. Also, Williams shares her enthusiasm for setting out to create new renditions of some of SHOW BOAT's most noted selections, including 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Of Mine'. Additionally, Williams opens up about her multiple musical theatre endeavors highlighting the work of Stephen Sondheim, including the Tony Award-winning 2002 Best Revival production of INTO THE WOODS and the recent original revue SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM. Plus, Williams details her ongoing participation in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, after having starred in the well-received Broadway production last season and now finishing up headlining the Los Angeles production before bringing the drama to Boston. All of that, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN memories, saving Audra McDonald's wedding day and much, much more with one of Broadway's brightest stars! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Dennis Caco and April Estrada About THE UNDRESS
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 22, 2014

The Undress in a revolutionary garment that allows you to change your clothes anytime, anywhere. We Inventor, Dennis Caco and Co-Founder, April Estrada about this unique dress. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview, Part 2: Thomas Hampson Is Passionate for Opera
by Erica Miner - Oct 16, 2014

Opera has been as large an identification with Thomas Hampson's persona as anything else. (more...)

BWW Recap: Zeek Heads into Surgery on PARENTHOOD
by Matt Smith - Oct 10, 2014

The episode begins with Zeek and Camille talking about the surgery — “The room's got a view” says Camille; “We can watch the squirrels fornicate” mutters Zeek — before the family stops by to wish him luck and offer hugs and words of strength and support. Zeek reassures them there's a 96% success rate, before spilling the beans to the whole family about Amber's pregnancy (before, only he and Sarah knew). Oops. Well, there goes that storyline too. Funny how these big buildups compare to the actual reveal. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lisa Scheps of Ground Floor Theatre
by Frank Benge - Nov 9, 2015

In what is planned to be a series of articles about Austin theatre companies, we start by talking with Lisa Scheps who in January of this year opened a brand new theatre space in Austin. Although they did have a first performance in December of 2014, Ground Floor Theatre did not officially open until January. (more...)

WATCH NOW: Your Weekly BroadwayWorld Vine Fix! 11/28/15 w/ GUYS AND DOLLS, THE WIZ, RENT, and More!
by Maeve Riley - Nov 28, 2015

On top of our comedic content, we also aim to provide an inside look at the newest up-and-coming shows, and short (but sweet) six second interviews with all of our favorite stars. (more...)

PREMATURE Comedy Special Starring Elliott Morgan Premieres December 10 on Vimeo
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Supergravity Pictures and Vimeo today announced that Premature, an original stand-up comedy special starring comedian and digital star Elliott Morgan, will premiere December 10 exclusively on Vimeo On Demand. Pre-orders ($5.99) for Premature can be made starting today at (more...)

BWW Recap: Turkey on Turkey on Turkey on a MODERN FAMILY Thanksgiving
by Matt Smith - Nov 20, 2014

It's the MODFAM Thanksgiving episode, and, as expected, there's a whole lot of turkeys present this week (three to be exact). Luckily, this episode wasn't one of them. :-) As I said on Halloween, generally, holiday episodes that continuously repeat holidays well into their run (like, six seasons in) may grow stale, as the holiday doesn't change and in a show's sixth season, creators may find less original storylines that haven't already been used up, say, last Thanksgiving. But, not the case with MODERN FAMILY, who, in their — give or take — sixth seasonal outing, gives us an original — and hilarious — storyline, that, again, was anything but a turkey. The episode provided a nice balance of Thanksgiving-centered stories and mixed them in with stories that didn't have to do with the holiday, but still seamlessly bled into those storylines — that's why the writing on this show is sooooo genius! (Okay… anyone have a count on how many times I've said that?!) (more...)

Bookworks Presents Its November Edition of IT'S ABOUT BOOKS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

It is all about how an author carefully and purposely beckons each word to each page until those words pull together into a magnificent creation having a life of its own. The book I am reviewing,All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, is one such masterful creation. Don't wait for the paperback, don't wait for the movie, buy the book, now. Buy it as a gift, buy it for yourself, insist that your book club adds it to the list of must reads. Read it when you have the time to savor each and every word that has been so carefully placed. This book puts to shame many of the other books I have read this year. The characters, the story line, the settings, the time periods, the premise and purpose that stand behind the book are knitted together flawlessly, satisfying the reader completely. Every sentence is fraught with beautiful imagery. (more...)

THE FRIDAY 5 ON WEDNESDAY: Focus on Motherhood the Musical
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 6, 2015

Today, the spotlight shines on Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva, Sue Fabisch, Jaclyn Lisenby Brown and Corrie Miller, the cast of director Kim Nygren's ensemble for Motherhood the Musical, opening tonight at TPAC's Andrew Johnson Theatre. Fabisch created the show, so let's hope she's happy with the way things are going… (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Panella - An Ode to Summer: Don't Stop, Keep Moving 
by Guest Blogger: Christopher Panella - May 5, 2016

?Your craft is only good with continuity over time. - Me. just now. But seriously, continuity is important, especially when it comes to theatre and the arts. As actors, we grow with every performance, every note, line, and count a step building stairs that only go up. In theatre news, there is never an actor who talks about not pushing themselves for years to be their best before getting their big break. Big breaks come with practice and dedication, not sheer luck and ability. For high school students, theatre can seem like a school year activity, summers spent relaxing. I mean, I get it: high school is the high note and the summer is the needed catch breath. Yet, this industry and profession finds itself with more of a willing supply than demand. For this reason actors need to, more than ever, develop their craft to be the best it can be any chance they get, especially high school actors.  (more...)

BWW Recap: Liza Tries to Make Fast Cash, Kelsey & Anton Heat Up on YOUNGER
by Matt Smith - May 5, 2015

Hola los fanáticos de YOUNGER. ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo! While you're presumably celebrating Mexican independence munching on loads of Tostitos and guac, let me regale you with the details of what happened to our favorite Broadway hoodwinker this week. (more...)

by Chris Arneson - May 13, 2016

There's a place in pop culture for ritzy housewives. Unfortunately, I'm not too sure that place is in Cherry Creek just yet. (more...)

BWW Recap: Workplace Romances Spark and Fizzle on YOUNGER
by Matt Smith - May 12, 2015

All the Empirical office romances are getting a bit more complicated this week! Liza's romantic plot line (read: Josh) is once again pretty much sidelined for the episode in favor of focusing more on the work scene, wherein Liza juggles administrative duties, being a supportive gal pal to Bjonberg-adulteress Kelsey, babysitting Charles' kids (yeah, we'll get to that one) and, of course, maintaining her guise, which, as she bemoans to Maggie in one scene (who's also pretty much sidelined for the episode), is getting harder by the minute.  (more...)

BWW Recap: Liza Gets Under Her Ex, Discovers Secret About Thad on YOUNGER
by Matt Smith - Mar 9, 2016

Hey, you YOUNGER fans! Hope you've recovered from last week's traumatic sheep incident and are ready to plow through (sorry!) this week's recap.  We're heading toward the finish line (after this week, we've got just two episodes left in the season!! Where did the time go?), but the writers seem to have set the stage for quite the explosive last two episodes! And the beginning of the end (in many more ways than one) starts with this week's installment. Intrigued? Want to know more? Well, then… read on:  (more...)

BWW Recap: Murphy's Law Rules on THE AMAZING RACE
by Courtney Henley - Mar 7, 2015

Last week's AMAZING RACE episode brought us some season firsts: the first injury (darn those ice skates), first disagreements (it's always the puzzles, isn't it?), and first glimpses at which blind dates are succeeding more than others. This week, if the episode title is any indication, is going to be even nuttier. Murphy's Law always prevails on THE AMAZING RACE, but this week, it runs rampant. Here's hopin' someone forgets their passport or doesn't read their clue so I can yell at them on the internet! (more...)

Space 55 to Present Kim Porter's BLUE GALAXY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Space 55 brings the newest play from Kim Porter (with songs by Roger P Clark) to the stage. (more...)

Imagination Theater's SPAMALOT Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Imagination Theater will present the Tony Award-winning production of Spamalot with performances tonight, March 27 through April 26, 2015. (more...)

BWW Interview: BRIGHT STAR's Hannah Elless Is Gonna Shine Again on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 24, 2016

This spring couldn't be brighter for Hannah Elless. Later today, the Michigan native will officially make her return to Broadway in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR, which opens tonight at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). (more...)

by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Below, check out monologue quotables from NBC'sTONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, for the week of March 16: (more...)

Collegiate Theatrics: University of Memphis' CODY RUTLEDGE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 10, 2016

Whew! We need a vacation already, so you can only imagine how Cody, the guy with the enormous heart and brilliant imagination must feel! So, here's some quick and sage advice for you: Buy yourself some Cody Rutledge stock and watch its value increase, even as his reputation as both an actor and as a scenic designer continues to grow. (more...)

Blythe Danner to Join Richard Dreyfuss in ABC's Richard Madoff Miniseries
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

According to The Hollywood Reporter, film and stage veteran Blythe Danner will join Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss in ABC's new series MADOFF. Frank Whaley, Erin Cummings and Tom Lipinski have also signed on. Raymond De Felitta will direct. (more...)

PHOTO: First Look - Richard Dreyfuss Stars as Bernie Madoff in ABC Miniseries
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Deadline has shared a first look at Blythe Danner and Richard Dreyfuss, who portray Ruth and Bernie Madoff in the upcoming ABC miniseries MADOFF. (more...)

Betty Buckley Comments on Passing of EIGHT IS ENOUGH Co-Star Dick Van Patten: 'He Taught Me So Much'
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Today, Betty Buckley, Van Patten's co-star on EIGHT IS ENOUGH shared her thoughts with BWW on the passing of her friend (more...)

Betty Buckley Comments on Passing of EIGHT IS ENOUGH Co-Star Dick Van Patten: 'He Taught Me So Much'
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 23, 2015

Today, Betty Buckley, who co-starred with Van Patten on EIGHT IS ENOUGHT, shared her thoughts with BWW on the passing of her friend (more...)

EIGHT IS ENOUGH Star & Broadway Vet Dick Van Patten Dies at 86
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Dick Van Patten, best known as TV patriarch Tom Bradford on the hit 1980s series Eight Is Enough, has passed away at the age of 86. (more...)

BWW Interviews - Kellie Pickler Talks New Show KNOCK KNOCK LIVE!
by Tess Reynolds - Jul 23, 2015

Earlier this week, Kellie Picker spoke with BWW and other media outlets about the exciting new series. (more...)

BWW Interview: Annoying Actor Friend Explains Why #SOBLESSED Live at 54 Below is Like the Hamilton Lottery
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 23, 2015

In 2013, Actor Friend published his/her first book #SOBLESSED, with the follow-up #GRATEFUL available this year just in time for the holidays. With the success of #SOBLESSED, and its star-studded audio version, A.F. brought the book to the stage in concert form. After two sold-out runs at 54 Below, the show is back for what might be its final performance ever, Monday, July 27th at 9:30 pm. As always, the show benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Meet the Stars of NYMF: Devin ILaw of WEARING BLACK
by Nora Dominick - Jul 12, 2015

New York Musical Theatre Festival is in full swing and BroadwayWorld has taken the time to sit down with some of the stars of this years NYMF musicals. Like any great art form, musical theatre is shaped by the events and philosophies of the day. The strength and vitality of musical theatre lie in its ability to stay fresh and relevant. It was with that idea in mind, ten years ago, that the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) was created - to provide an effective platform to introduce new shows, new perspectives, and new blood into the musical theatre canon. MEET THE STARS OF NYMF sits down with Devin ILaw of WEARING BLACK (more...)

BWW Recap: It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Patti Murin's BACHELOR Recap Season!
by Patti Murin - Jan 5, 2016

Okay, maybe not the WHOLE reason 2016 exists, but at least 8-10 PM EST on Mondays for a few months. Welcome back, my loyal fellow Bachelor fans, and those random few who accidentally stumbled onto this recap and will now be forever hooked on the whole Bachelor/ette/in Paradise/Junior/New Orleans/Med franchise due to my brilliance wit and astute observations. Welcome one, welcome all! Maybe not all, but it better not be just one. (more...)

Imagination Theater's SPAMALOT Opens 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Imagination Theater will present the Tony Award-winning production of Spamalot with performances March 27 through April 26, 2015. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: WICKED's Josh Green and Fiancé Talk On-Stage Engagement
by Sally Henry - Jan 10, 2016

When Josh Daniel Green took the stage for his Christmas day performance of Wicked, the last thing he thought he'd have after the performance was a shiny new ring. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Zack Zadek and Alex Pototsky About THE CRAZY ONES
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Feb 9, 2016

New Musicals at 54 is a series produced by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts! (more...)

BWW Recap: Liza Returns to Jersey for Truffle Butter, & More, on YOUNGER
by Matt Smith - Feb 3, 2016

Welcome back, YOUNGER-ians! (What do you think? Yay or nay on the fan name?) Glad you decided to join us for this week's recap of Liza's shenanigans.  Last week, we were introduced to Queen Bee Jade Winslow, who's supposedly writing the first book for Kelsey's new imprint. This week, we get a glimpse into how those developments have furthered, how Jade's coming along with her masterpiece tell-all, and how Kelsey's trying to hold it all together dealing with her author's horrible personality. But… that's all in due time. We don't actually open with that.  (more...)

BWW Recap: Noodles and Skates on THE AMAZING RACE
by Courtney Henley - Feb 27, 2015

It seems like only yesterday that THE AMAZING RACE premiered its 26th season...and that's probably because it was. Well, it was actually two days ago, but still, you get the point. On Wednesday, teams kicked off their race around the world with a mud run (which, surely, must be harder than it looks, right?) and headed to the airport, where they said goodbye to America, and kon'nichiwa to Tokyo! Some choreography and a million sakes later, teams were faced with their first elimination, and we said an early goodbye to Jeff and Lyda, who were victims of a good, old fashioned Blind U-Turn. (more...)

Richard Dreyfuss to Lead ABC's MADOFF Mini-Series
by TV News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

According to Deadline, Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss will portray Bernie Madoff in ABC's new series MADOFF. (more...)

BWW Review: H.M.S. PINAFORE at Actors Theatre
by Keith Waits - Dec 3, 2015

See H.M.S. Pinafore From The Pillow Pit (more...)

BWW Recap: SURVIVOR- BLOOD VS WATER 12/3; Full Results!
by Kara McCoy - Dec 3, 2014

Brace yourselves, fellow reality TV junkies. Tonight's SURVIVOR is supersized, with two episodes airing back to back. That's double the challenges, double the backstabbing, and double the ridiculous hashtags. Double. The. Drama. Really. 'Tensions are running high' and 'patience is running low' in Huyopaville, which I guess is to be expected at this point of the game. With just eight contestants left on the island, the stakes are only getting higher, and the million dollars is only getting closer. It's time to be a little cutthroat. A little conniving. Plus being stuck with the same people week after week probably just gets annoying. It's only natural. Whatever it is, it makes for better TV--am I right?! (*Waits patiently for a high-five.*) (more...)

BWW Interviews: Poet Justin Karcher
by Mark C. Lloyd - Apr 4, 2015

Actor, playwright and poet Justin Karcher spoke to BWW about Buffalo, New York's poetry scene. (more...)

BWW Interview: Laughs Most Generous: Reduced Shakespeare Company's Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor
by Ellen Burns - Apr 28, 2016

It would be quite the coup to talk to the guys who found the long lost first play of a 17-year-old Will Shakespeare. Let me know if that ever happens to you. For my part, I'd actually prefer what I got, which was a great conversation with Austin Tichenor and Reed Martin, the guys who are pretending they found the long lost first play of a 17-year-old Will Shakespeare. At their request and in their words, I will emphasize this point…”We're pretending…We did not find a play! It's a joke!” Point taken. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ONCE at Broadway San Jose This Month
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Apr 23, 2015

Hodges & Hodges couldn't wait to see this eight time Tony award winning show. (more...)

BWW Recap: Liza Joins the Inner Circle, Maggie Feels Neglected on YOUNGER
by Matt Smith - Apr 21, 2015

While last week was dude-crazy what with the sex-capades of Josh and Liza and the developing romance between Kelsey and Bjonberg, this week, the boys were benched, and focus is shifted to the women. Specifically, the two with whom Liza has the closest relationships: bosom buddy Maggie, who she's known for years, and new gal-pal Kelsey, whose blossoming friendship is just as meaningful, though they've only known each other a few weeks. Here's what goes down:  (more...)

BWW Recap: THE AMAZING RACE Glides into Africa
by Courtney Henley - Apr 17, 2015

Remember last week, when I was talking about how THE AMAZING RACE typically involves gritty, more...shall we say 'Earthy' challenges than those that took place amidst the glitz and glam of Monaco? Those classic 'get your hands dirty' challenges are back tonight - with a vengenace. Teams leave the glow of Monaco behind them and travel to the deserts of Namibia for the this week's leg of the Race. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stellar Performances but No Story in 5th Ave's A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by Jay Irwin - Apr 1, 2016

I'll admit to only a passing familiarity with Janis Joplin before I saw the current show at the 5th Avenue Theatre, “A Night with Janis Joplin”, in that I knew who she was but was hard pressed to come up with any of her songs. Of course, after seeing the show I found I knew more of her stuff than I thought, I just didn't know it was her. And while Kacee Clanton as Janis is quite a sight to see not to mention the other incredible women she has up there with her, the show as a whole doesn't know what it wants to be. Is it a biography, a rock concert, a history of blues? Who can say? But what I can say is that the connecting dialog attempting some kind of through line for the show was at best boring and at worst forced and embarrassing. (more...)

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