Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy Release New Video; Album Out 5/27Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy Release New Video; Album Out 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Comedian Jim Breuer threw a metal show in his garage and captured it all on film for his new video “Thrash”. Following the announcement of his musical debut, Jim Breuer along with backing band The Loud & Rowdy have premiered their boisterous first video today on Loudwire. (more...)

SEESO Greenlights DEBATE WARS with Moderator Michael Ian BlackSEESO Greenlights DEBATE WARS with Moderator Michael Ian Black
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

Seeso, the newly launched ad-free comedy streaming channel, has greenlit DEBATE WARS, a comedy debate show moderated by Michael Ian Black where two teams of Comedians and improvisers enter the 'Debatium' to settle, once and for all, the greatest arguments of all time (more...)

VIDEO: Dana Carvey Previews New USA Show 'First Impressions' on TODAY VIDEO: Dana Carvey Previews New USA Show 'First Impressions' on TODAY
by - May 5, 2016

Comedian Dana Carvey stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about his new show on the USA Network called “First Impressions.” (more...)

Silicon Valley, Funny Or Die Veterans Team for First Stand-up Comedy Streaming AppSilicon Valley, Funny Or Die Veterans Team for First Stand-up Comedy Streaming App
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

With a growing demand for online comedic content, Silicon Valley veteran David T. Scott today announced plans for a mid-summer launch of Laugh.ly, the first and only streaming app built from the ground up for stand-up comedy. (more...)

Alvin Ailey, Cyrille Aimée & Kate McGarry and Brian Regan Set for NJPAC This WeekendAlvin Ailey, Cyrille Aimée & Kate McGarry and Brian Regan Set for NJPAC This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Mother's Day Weekend at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater elegant, electrifying and marvelously athletic, this always dazzling company returns with programs that include some of its newest works as well as classics like Revelations, Alvin Ailey's undisputed masterpiece. Friday, May 6, 2016 8:00 PM, Saturday, May 7, 2016 8:00 PM and Sunday, May 8, 2016 1:00 PM at Prudential Hall. (more...)

Production Underway for Season 2 of Crackle's Scripted Drama THE ART OF MOREProduction Underway for Season 2 of Crackle's Scripted Drama THE ART OF MORE
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

Crackle, Sony's free streaming network, is now in production on season two of the network's first original scripted drama series, THE ART OF MORE. (more...)

Photo Flash: Comedians Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan and More in The 52nd Street Project's LAUGHING MATTERS BenefitPhoto Flash: Comedians Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan and More in The 52nd Street Project's LAUGHING MATTERS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

On May 2nd, The 52nd Street Project held their annual benefit, LAUGHING MATTERS, Kids' Stand-up, Adults Deliver at the Edison Ballroom in New York. The raucous sold-out event hosted by Comedians Lewis Black and Kathleen Madigan, was The Project's most successful to date with over 350 people in attendance, raising funds for the Project's academic and artistic mentoring programming. The Project makes a difference in the lives of Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW Interview: Best Solo Show Nominee MIKE BIRBIGLIABWW Interview: Best Solo Show Nominee MIKE BIRBIGLIA
by Adrienne Onofri - May 4, 2016

Back at the theater where he broke out with 'Sleepwalk With Me', the actor and stand-up says thank God for jokes. (more...)

Tickets to Steve Martin & Martin Short, Jill Scott and More at NJPAC on Sale FridayTickets to Steve Martin & Martin Short, Jill Scott and More at NJPAC on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Singer and songwriter Jill Scott - three-time Grammy winner for hits including "He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat)," performs "Fool's Gold," "A Long Walk," "The Way" and many sensuous R&B favorites. Thursday, August 11, 2016 8:00 PM at Prudential Hall. (more...)

THE UNION OF THE STATE is Now AvailableTHE UNION OF THE STATE is Now Available
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ 'The Union of The State' is one of the most-unique, untold tales in the history of show business. It's the story of eleven teenagers who met in college and formed one of the most prolific and impactful comedy troupes of all-time, The State. The 600-page book is now available. Visit www.CoreyStulce.com for an updated list of purchase locations. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Returns to the West End, July 27THE SECRET GARDEN Returns to the West End, July 27
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Tony award-winning musical The Secret Garden, based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with script and lyrics by Pulitzer prize and Tony award-winner Marsha Norman and music by Grammy award-winner Lucy Simon, is coming back to the West End for a summer season. (more...)

AXS TV to Premiere 9 Acclaimed Music Documentaries In All-New REEL TO REEL SeriesAXS TV to Premiere 9 Acclaimed Music Documentaries In All-New REEL TO REEL Series
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

AXS TV, the premier destination for music festivals and everything rock and roll, expands its music based programming lineup with the launch of REEL TO REEL an all-new series premiering a different critically acclaimed documentary on the last Tuesday of each month. (more...)

FIRST COMES LOVE Returning to The Bell House, 6/8FIRST COMES LOVE Returning to The Bell House, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

First Comes Love, hosted by Kyle Ayers (Just for Laughs), is back at The Bell House, and this time is proceeded by a carnival of comedian-made carnival games! Comedians acting out adult film scripts from Craigslist, LIVE on stage! He will be joined by Beth Stelling (Conan, Comedy Central 1/2 Hour), Aparna Nancherla (Late Night w. Seth Meyers), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight writer, new album Physical Whisper), Jo Firestone (Punderdome 3000, Chris Gethard Show), and so many more, such as Noah Gardenswartz (Comedy Central), Ben Kronberg, Reformed Whores, Tim Dillon, Anna Drezen, and more special guests. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'CLUED IN' at Second City's Beat LoungePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of 'CLUED IN' at Second City's Beat Lounge
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

After a completely sold-out run in February, the popular improvisers behind CLUED-IN: AN IMPROVISED MURDER MYSTERY has been invited back to The Beat Lounge in the Second City Training Center for an open run starting Saturday, May 14. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Scoop: PARTY OVER HERE on FOX - Saturday, May 7, 2016Scoop: PARTY OVER HERE on FOX - Saturday, May 7, 2016
by - May 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on PARTY OVER HERE, airing on FOX on Saturday, May 7, 2016! (more...)

Cheech & Chong Perform to Packed Crowd on Maui, Brian Evans OpensCheech & Chong Perform to Packed Crowd on Maui, Brian Evans Opens
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

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truTV Announces May 2016 Programming HighlightstruTV Announces May 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

truTV announces its upcoming May programming highlights. (more...)

Wynonna & The Big Noise, Ladies of Laughter & More at NJPAC on Sale FridayWynonna & The Big Noise, Ladies of Laughter & More at NJPAC on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

?New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: Wynonna and The Big Noise with Special Guest Scott DeCarlo-Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 8PM; Ladies of Laughter Presents NJ's Funniest Females-Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8PM; The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6-Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 8PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Cast Announced for Three Cat Productions' MISTER KELLY'SCast Announced for Three Cat Productions' MISTER KELLY'S
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

 Three Cat Productions presents the world premiere of a new musical revue At Mister Kelly's at the Chicago Park District's Berger Park Coach House Theater at 6205 N. Sheridan Road (Edgewater by Granville el stop on Red Line).  Mister Kelly's was a tiny supper club located at 1028 N. Rush Street from 1957 to 1975.  (more...)

Millersville University & Lancaster Symphony Orchestra Present BROADWAY, OUR WAY on 5/14Millersville University & Lancaster Symphony Orchestra Present BROADWAY, OUR WAY on 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Millersville University & the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra present Broadway Our Way. Broadway Our Way stars Will and Anthony Nunziata singing the best of Broadway tunes. The brothers are touted by Entertainment magazine as having, 'amazing voices,' and are described by the Huffington Post as, 'a nearly impossible pairing of talent, stage presence, and charisma. (more...)

VIDEO: Simon Cowell Channels Hannibal Lechter in New AMERICA'S GOT TALENT PromoVIDEO: Simon Cowell Channels Hannibal Lechter in New AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Promo
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

In an all-new promo for NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, the show's newest judge Simon Cowell is placed in Hannibal Lecter-like restraints to spare this season's contestants. (more...)

Critic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in NashvilleCritic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

They're dishing up some tasty Rumors at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - along with the bountiful buffet of Southern delicacies - while at Donelson's The Larry Keeton Theatre, the last two performances of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest are served up this weekend, and the national touring company of Mamma Mia! winds up its weeklong stand at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall. And the intrepid Nashville Repertory Theatre Professional Interns present their very own production of Gruesome Playground Injuries. (more...)

New York Musical Festival Adds New Productions, Readings & More to 2016 SlateNew York Musical Festival Adds New Productions, Readings & More to 2016 Slate
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, announced today additional productions and special events for NYMF 2016. THE GOLD, SINGLE, CAMP ROLLING HILLS, LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE, ARTEMIS IN THE PARKING LOT, CRUDE, and MOLLY MURPHY & NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON ON OUR LAST DAY ON EARTHjoin the previously announced new musicals that will be presented at the 2016 New York Musical Festival from July 11 through August 7 in various venues in Midtown Manhattan. In addition, NYMF is proud to announce additional concerts and special events for the 2016 Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: George C. Wolfe's SHUFFLE ALONG, An Exhilarating Demand For RecognitionBWW Review: George C. Wolfe's SHUFFLE ALONG, An Exhilarating Demand For Recognition
by Michael Dale - Apr 29, 2016

The director/bookwriter tells the story of a groundbreaking 1921 musical that has since been reduced to a footnote. (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama & Dr. Jill Biden to Appear on NBC's THE VOICEFirst Lady Michelle Obama & Dr. Jill Biden to Appear on NBC's THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Next week, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will celebrate the 5th anniversary of their Joining Forces initiative. In 2011, the First Lady and Dr. Biden launched Joining Forces, a nationwide initiative that calls on all Americans – in both the public and private sectors - to rally around service members, veterans, and their families and support them through employment, education and wellness opportunities. (more...)

Iliza Shlesinger, Deon Cole, Greg Proops and Donnell Rawlings Head to Carolines on Broadway This MayIliza Shlesinger, Deon Cole, Greg Proops and Donnell Rawlings Head to Carolines on Broadway This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Carolines on Broadway announces its line-up for the month of May 2016, highlighted by headliners Iliza Shlesinger, co-host of TBS' Separation Anxiety and from her Netflix stand-up special "Freezing Hot," Mothers Day Weekend, May 5 - 7; Deon Cole, from the film Barbershop:  The Next Cut and TBS' Angie Tribeca, May 12 - 15; Greg Proops, host of 'The Smartest Man in the World Proopcast,' May 19 - 21; and Donnell Rawlings, from MTV2's Guy Code and Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show, Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 - 29. (more...)

Kevin Harrington partners with Sweeble app, a new social network with time-based 'liking'Kevin Harrington partners with Sweeble app, a new social network with time-based 'liking'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

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Comedian & Writer Lenny Henry to Receive BAFTA Special AwardComedian & Writer Lenny Henry to Receive BAFTA Special Award
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced that Lenny Henry, one of Britain's best-loved Comedians and writers, will be honoured with the Special Award at the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards at the Royal Festival Hall, London on Sunday May 8th. (more...)

SiriusXM Teams Up with Comedy Dynamics for COMING TO THE STAGE: SEASON 3SiriusXM Teams Up with Comedy Dynamics for COMING TO THE STAGE: SEASON 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Comedy Dynamics will release all audio of their original stand-up series, Coming To The Stage: Season 3, exclusively on SiriusXM, starting with a one-hour special. (more...)

Alhambra to Present BLITHE SPIRITAlhambra to Present BLITHE SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The story line of Blithe Spirit could be anyone's fantasy: return to life as a ghost and haunt your former spouse and newly betrothed partner. Such is the premise of Noel Coward's comedy opening May 4 at the Alhambra Theater & Dining for a four-week run. Blithe Spirit has been heralded as one of three jewels in Coward's crown. It's most recent Broadway and touring revival from starred Angela Lansbury received rave reviews around the country. The Alhambra performances will feature Lisa Valdini-Booth in the lead role of medium, Madame Arcati, who leads the seance that brings back the ghost of Charles Condomine's wife. (more...)

Jimmy Buffett, Aerosmith & More to Make Waves At KAABOO Del Mar 2016Jimmy Buffett, Aerosmith & More to Make Waves At KAABOO Del Mar 2016
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Get excited for KAABOO Del Mar's second year music announcement! The 'mix-perience' of a lifetime, presented in partnership with Mercedes-Benz USA, is returning to the world-famous Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds in Del Mar (San Diego), CA for our second outing, September 16-18, 2016. (more...)

Omotenashi Journey Performs at New York's Got Talent Finals TonightOmotenashi Journey Performs at New York's Got Talent Finals Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

'OMOTENASHI Journey' is a brand new musical-in-progress, presenting featured songs at the New York's Got Talent competition at The Elektra Theater tonight on Tuesday, April 26th. (more...)

2016 Bumbershoot Lineup Announced2016 Bumbershoot Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Recognized by national media as one of the 'top 5 reasons to visit Seattle,' Bumbershoot today announced the official lineup for its 46th annual festival at the Seattle Center over Labor Day weekend, Friday Sept. 2 through Sunday Sept. 4. Headliners include Seattle natives and hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, alternative rock band Death Cab for Cutie, and critically acclaimed Norwegian producer KYGO, among others. (more...)

Eli Roth to Return as Host of Late-Night Talk Show SHARK AFTER DARK This JuneEli Roth to Return as Host of Late-Night Talk Show SHARK AFTER DARK This June
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Eli Roth is back for more shark n' awe. The award-winning film director, producer, writer and actor ('Inglourious Basterds', 'The Green Inferno,' and 'Knock Knock', amongst other projects) returns as host of SHARK WEEK's hit late-night talk show Shark After Dark for a second year in a row. (more...)

New York Funny Songs Fest to Conclude Five-Year Run in MayNew York Funny Songs Fest to Conclude Five-Year Run in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

For the past 4 years, the New York Funny Songs Fest has given a steay beat to the laughter and even inspired off-shoot festivals such as LA based comedy festival, Tenacious D's Festival Supreme and Chicago's Laughing Stock, but after the 5th and final year set to happen this May 19-21, 2016, the festival will say goodbye, at least in it's current form. (more...)

Richard Gere to Host Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary Gala; Michael Feinstein, Renee Fleming & More to PerformRichard Gere to Host Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary Gala; Michael Feinstein, Renee Fleming & More to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Carnegie Hall today announced that actor Richard Gere is set to host its 125th anniversary gala benefit concert on Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Scoop: PARTY OVER HERE on FOX - Saturday, April 30, 2016Scoop: PARTY OVER HERE on FOX - Saturday, April 30, 2016
by - Apr 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on PARTY OVER HERE, airing on FOX on Saturday, April 30, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mercury Theater Chicago's THE PRODUCERSPhoto Flash: First Look at Mercury Theater Chicago's THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Mercury Theater Chicago presents the award winning musical comedy sensation THE PRODUCERS, running now through June 26, 2016. It is truly a "boffo" hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night. The production is led by Jeff-Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director), and Brigitte Ditmars (Choreography). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Capital City Showcase to be Held in Mat at Acre 121The Capital City Showcase to be Held in Mat at Acre 121
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The Capital City Showcase is the variety show that features the DMV's best Comedians, musicians, and performing artists. For over five years, the Showcase has included DC's best artists of all kinds, including stand-up Comedians, improv troupes, bands, acoustic singer-songwriters, and hip-hop artists. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mercury Theater Chicago Celebrates Opening Night of THE PRODUCERSPhoto Flash: Mercury Theater Chicago Celebrates Opening Night of THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, presents the award winning musical comedy sensation THE PRODUCERS, from April 14 to June 26, 2016. It is truly a "boffo" hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night. The production will be led by Jeff-Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director), and Brigitte Ditmars (Choreography). Scroll down to see photos from the company's opening night celebration! (more...)

The Second City e.t.c.'s A RED LINE RUNS THROUGH IT to Open Next WeekThe Second City e.t.c.'s A RED LINE RUNS THROUGH IT to Open Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The Second City has announced the opening of The Second City e.t.c.'s 40th Revue, A Red Line Runs Through It. Reviewing press are invited to attend the show on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at The Second City e.t.c. Theatre (2nd Floor of Piper's Alley, 230 W North Ave). A Grand Opening is scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Comedy Central to Film Pete Davidson's First Stand-Up Special 'SMD' This MonthComedy Central to Film Pete Davidson's First Stand-Up Special 'SMD' This Month
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

One of stand-up comedy's brightest rising stars, Pete Davidson is set to film his first one-hour stand-up special during two sold-out shows at the Skirball Center in New York City on Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET. (more...)

Tickets to Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2016-17 Season on Sale 5/2Tickets to Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2016-17 Season on Sale 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is ready to shine with its 2016/17 season, Let Us Entertain You! (more...)

IFC's COMEDY CRIB to Join On-Air Lineup Starting This FallIFC's COMEDY CRIB to Join On-Air Lineup Starting This Fall
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

IFC announced today at its upfront press event (see attached photos) that the IFC Comedy Crib (ifc.com/comedy-crib), the network's online hub for smart, funny short-form comedy, is joining the on-air lineup starting in the fall. (more...)

IFC Announces Eight New Comedies from Development SlateIFC Announces Eight New Comedies from Development Slate
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

IFC revealed at their upfront press event in New York, eight smart new comedies from their robust development slate for 2017 series consideration. (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on ABC - Week of April 25, 2016Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on ABC - Week of April 25, 2016
by TV Scoop - Apr 22, 2016

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, airing on ABC for the week of April 25, 2016! (more...)

Projects from Zac Efron, John Legend & More Revealed at MTV UpfrontProjects from Zac Efron, John Legend & More Revealed at MTV Upfront
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

MTV, a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) today revealed a programming slate of fourteen new series and specials, including 'Wonderland,' the network's first weekly live music performance series in nearly twenty years debuting this fall. (more...)

ImprovBoston Hits High Note with Visit from Opera Singer Hailey FuquaImprovBoston Hits High Note with Visit from Opera Singer Hailey Fuqua
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Coloratura Soprano Hailey Fuqua is coming to ImprovBoston for the theater's weekly Spotlight Series, which highlights the stories and works of Boston area VIPs. (more...)

OFFLINE Productions to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/9-26OFFLINE Productions to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

OFFLINE Productions invites you to journey with us into the magical world of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream June 9th - 26th at Theatre 80 St. Mark, in the heart of New York's East Village.  (more...)

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