Comedian Rhys Nicholson Announced As Host of the 28th Annual West Australian Screen Awards
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

Australian comedian Rhys Nicholson has been announced as the official host of the 28th Annual West Australian Screen Awards (WASAs). (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 30-June 5, Featuring Laura Michelle Kelly, Barrett Foa, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 29, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Laura Michelle Kelly at 54 Below; New Musicals at 54: Funked Up Fairy Tales by Kirsten Childs; The Songs of Carner & Gregor; Barrett Foa: Grin and Barrett; and 54 Sings How to Succeed. (more...)

Louie Anderson Coming to the Capitol Center, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Louie Anderson will be appearing at the Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA) in Concord, New Hampshire on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 8PM.  Tickets are currently on sale at just $35 per seat.  The show is presented in association with Kirschner Concerts and is sponsored by Amadio Insurance and the Concord Group Insurance Companies. (more...)

Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy Release Debut LP 'Songs From The Garage' Today
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Today Jim Breuer has released his first musical full-length, Songs From The Garage, via Metal Blade Records. (more...)

Upright Citizens Brigade Plans 4 Shows at TPAC
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 27, 2016

Tomorrow's comedy stars from New York and Los Angeles will be in Nashville in late September as the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company performs four "unpredictable" shows at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Johnson Theater September 30 - October 1. (more...)

CRITIC'S CHOICE: The (Summer) Game's Afoot, Y'all!
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 27, 2016

Is it just me or is everyone else amazed by how quickly 2016 seems to be moving - in a theatrical sense, at least - and what with Memorial Day Weekend upon us, we're gobsmacked (gobsmacked, I tell ya!) by the wide range of productions offered up by Tennessee theater companies this weekend. Included are Street Theatre Company's Assassins, Center for the Arts' 42nd Street down in Murfreesboro, Rumors out at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre and the final performance of The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers at Cumberland County Playhouse. (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - Friday, May 27 on ABC
by TV Scoop - May 27, 2016

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Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Week of 5/30 on ABC
by TV Scoop - May 27, 2016

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Will Swenson, Zachary Levi & More Will Take Part in STAND. UP. Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Michael Kimmel's (Songbird, The Last Goodbye) new play, Stand. Up., will be read for the first time on Monday, June 6th, 2016 at3:00 PM for a special industry presentation at Broadway Comedy Club (318 West 53rd Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues), directed by Michael Berresse ([title of show], Now.Here.This.) and featuring an all-star cast. (more...)

by Misha Davenport - May 26, 2016

Broadway World Chicago goes for a deep dive all the way to Bikini Bottom all this week with our coverage of the new show THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL. Today, we chat with the show's resident Sponge, Ethan Slater. (more...)

Tom Hanks, Jimmy Fallon & More Set for Premiere Episode of NBC's MAYA & MARTY
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

MAYA & MARTY, the highly anticipated new variety series combining the star power of Maya Rudolph and Martin Short, kicks off a stellar season with special guests Miley Cyrus, Larry David, Jimmy Fallon and Tom Hanks. (more...)

Jon Batiste & Stay Human Join St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Jon Batiste & Stay Human, the sizzling house band on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," joins the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights line-up on August 20 at Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Andy Garcia and the CineSon All Stars, previously scheduled to play August 20, will now perform on August 27. For tickets and information: 435-655-3114 or (more...)

Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISER
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Director Sean Foley, who has recently enjoyed sell-out success adapting and directing The Painkiller in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season of Plays at the Garrick will, starting this autumn, under producer Mark Goucher, direct two new productions in the West End. (more...)

AltspaceVR Announces FrontRow: Shared VR Experiences at Scale
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016


The Capital City Showcase Set for Wonderland Ballroom, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The Capital City Showcase returns on Wednesday, June 29th, at 8:00pm, at The Wonderland Ballroom in Columbia Heights, located at 1101 Kenyon St NW, Washington DC 20010. (more...)

Mo Rocca to Host TASTE TALKS FOOD & DRINK Awards at BAM
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Taste Talks, the national series of innovative food festivals, announces the first annual Taste Talks Food & Drink Awards, a national culinary awards program for a new generation of food and drink lovers focusing on culture and innovation. Award nominee submissions open to the public today, and the winners will be announced at a live awards show hosted by Emmy winner Mo Rocca on Monday, September 26 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Howard Gilman Opera House. Live performers and presenters will be announced this summer. Watch the awards sizzle reel here: (more...)

Al Pacino & More Set for Foxwoods Resort Casino June Entertainment Line Up
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Foxwoods Resort Casino, the Northeast's premier entertainment destination, heats up with A-list Comedians, concerts and family-friendly performances this summer beginning with a star-studded lineup of world-class entertainment this June. (more...)

BroadHollow Theatre Company to Present GEORGE AND GRACIE in October
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The George Burns tells the story of his life with Gracie, the dizzy comedienne whose 'illogical logic' charmed America. Burns recalls their first meeting, the vaudeville tours, family days in Hollywood, and their lasting friendship with Jack Benny and other entertainment greats. Here is one of America's most beloved Comedians remembering the woman he loved best and the extraordinary life they shared together. (more...)

Comedy Central to Premiere BIG JAY OAKERSON: LIVE AT WEBSTER HALL, 6/17
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

If you've ever wanted to “take lessons from a guy who wears a wallet chain still,” now's your chance. “Big” Jay Oakerson's first one-hour special BIG JAY OAKERSON: LIVE AT WEBSTER HALL premieres Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) has announced 16 new events and performances for 2016-2017, featuring world-class performances in music, dance, comedy, speakers and family entertainment.  Tickets will be available to members of Luther Burbank Center for the Arts beginning Monday, May 23, 2016 and on sale to the general public on Friday, June 3, 2016 at noon. Tickets and memberships may be purchased online at, by phone at 707.546.3600 or in person at the box office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa (open daily, 12 - 6 p.m.). (more...)

Scoop: PARTY OVER HERE on FOX - Saturday, May 28, 2016
by - May 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on PARTY OVER HERE, airing on FOX on Saturday, May 28, 2016! (more...)

AXS TV Honors The Lives of Prince, David Bowie & More in THE BIG INTERVIEW-SPECIAL EDITION: LEGENDS LOST
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

AXS TV celebrates the lives and legacies of some of the most notable music icons who left too soon, with the all-new special THE BIG INTERVIEW-SPECIAL EDITION: LEGENDS LOST, premiering on Tuesday, June 7 (more...)

LA's Award-winning Best Badass Burlesque Returns with THE WRONG SHOW at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

LA's award-winning "Best Badass Burlesque" show returns with the show you Hate to Love, and Love to Hate - The Wrong Show:  Trigger Happy A Night of Politically Incorrect Burlesque  (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on ABC - Week of May 23, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, airing on ABC for the week of May 23, 2016! (more...)

Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy 'Songs From The Garage' Available For Pre-Stream
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

In anticipation of the release of debut full-length, Songs From The Garage, Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy have made the album available for pre-streaming via Pandora. (more...)

Riverside Theatre Sets Upcoming Comedy Zone Experiences
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Due to the great success of last years' themed Comedy Zone Experiences, Comedy Zone weekends from May through December 2016 will continue the fun with Summer Nights, Vegas Nights, Oktoberfest Nights and Winter Nights. (more...)

Jake Lacy Joins Cast of Showtime's I'M DYING UP HERE
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

 Film and television star Jake Lacy has joined the ensemble cast of the new SHOWTIME one-hour comedy series I'M DYING UP HERE in a series regular role. Lacy will play a stand-up comic who gained some notoriety a few years back by blowing off The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on the night he was scheduled to appear. (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Gad Shares a Tiny First Listen from Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

Josh Gad stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about his new film THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE. During the appearance, the BOOK OF MORMON star discussed his role of 'Le Fou' in Disney's upcoming live-action BEAUTH AND THE BEAST. (more...)

Joe Walsh, Gary Clark, Jr. & More Set for 2016 TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

As September 16-18 inches just a bit closer, the 23rd AnnualTELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL reveals its 2016 artist lineup. Tickets are on-sale now here. (more...)

Andy Sandford Set for BTG's Laugh Lounge Series at The Garage, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group presents comedian, Andy Sandford, as part of BTG's Laugh Lounge Series at The Garage on Wednesday, June 8th at 8pm. (more...)

BuskerFest Sets 2016 Venue, Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Epilepsy Toronto has announced that the 17th annual Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy will, for the first time ever, take place inWoodbine Park in the Beach, and, for the first time ever, the festival will serve up its non-stop, action-packed, fun-filled entertainment over the Labour Day weekend, which takes place this year Friday September 2 through Monday September 5. (more...)

CNN Orders Three New Original Series Launching in 2017
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

CNN, a division of Turner, announced today three new Original Series launching in 2017, adding to its successful portfolio of high-quality, non-scripted programming. (more...)

Norm Macdonald Set for Comedy Works Landmark, 6/10-11
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Norm Macdonald is best known for his four year stint on Saturday Night Live where Chevy Chase noted he was the best anchor to ever grace the chair. He is a favorite guest on late night shows, having performed the final stand-up set ever on the Late Show with David Letterman. (more...)

Comedy Works Larimer Square to Welcome Joe DeRosa, 6/16-19
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Writer, actor, and stand-up comedian Joe DeRosa has become a favorite on the comedy circuit. His brand of comedy mixing brutal honesty and frustration at the workings of the world has won over comedy fans, radio listeners, and TV audiences nationwide. Joe most recently released his fourth stand-up comedy album, Mistakes Were Made: The B?Sides. He has made two separate half-hour specials for Comedy Central and released his first three stand-up albums - The Depression Auction, Return of The Son of The Depression Auction and You Will Die - on Comedy Central records. (more...)

Julie Halston, Paul Reiser & More Set for Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Summer 2016 Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the July, August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. Monday nights at 8 pm. All dates are available online at or calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. All comedy performances are suggested for ages 17 and up. Comedy Club is sponsored by Saunders & Associates and The Friars Foundation. Media sponsor is Beach Magazine. (more...)

Comedy Central Announces Talent Line-Up for Season 3 of THIS IS NOT HAPPENING
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

Comedy Central's raucous storytelling series hosted by Ari Shaffir, THIS IS NOT HAPPENING, is back at it again with a killer line-up of the best true-life, long-form storytellers. (more...)

KROLL SHOW Season Three Comes to DVD This June
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

With unforgettable recurring characters like Bobby Bottleservice, the PubLIZity Girls, Ref Jeff, C-Czar and more, KROLL SHOW skewers our television-obsessed culture and the rabid fan base it breeds. More than just a collection of sketches, it's Nick Kroll's one-of-a-kind take on pop culture and the meaning of celebrity. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for NJPAC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Recognized the world over not only by their bold-face names, but especially by their superb talents, the artists headlining New Jersey Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 season validate the Arts Center as the state's most diverse and artistically excellent presenter. (more...)

Telemundo & NBC Universo Announce Robust Lineup of New Programming
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

In conjunction with NBCUniversal's Upfront presentation, which was held on Sunday at Radio City Music Hall, TELEMUNDO and NBC UNIVERSO announced a robust lineup of new programming for the 2016-2017 season (more...)

The Barboza Method Fitness Studio Opens in West Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The Barboza Method Studio is proud to announce its grand opening on Sunday, April 17th. An opening night event will be held on April 17th from 4 to 9pm. Guests will enjoy drinks and food from neighboring bar The Pikey, and local fresh juice favorite Open Source Organics, and food from PopKitch. Red carpet and photos begin at 4pm. The launch event is open to the press, industry insiders, and clients. (more...)

Scoop: PARTY OVER HERE Season Finale on FOX - Saturday, May 21, 2016
by - May 16, 2016

Get all the scoop on PARTY OVER HERE Season Finale, airing on FOX on Saturday, May 21, 2016! (more...)

Late Show's Jon Batiste to Guest on 2 CHAIRS AND A MICROPHONE at NYC Podfest
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

NYC PodFest, Co-Produced by ThisMyShow Industries and Prince Street Entertainment, is thrilled to announce its all-star lineup  for its fourth annual festival will include 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' (CBS) & Stay Human band leader, Jon Batiste as a guest on a live taping of Paul Mecurio's '2 Chairs and a Microphone' on Saturday, May 21st at 9:45 pm at Cake Shop in New York City. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Louis C.K. Talks Crying in Theatres and Playwriting Dreams on CBS This Morning
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2016

On CBS Sunday Morning last month, Louis C.K. talked Broadway with Charlie Rose. The comedian discussed potentially writing and starring in a play, aiming for Broadway. He also elaborated on his previously-made comments about how he always cries at the beginning of a play. Check out the video below! (more...)

The Great Yorkshire Fringe Festival Returning in July
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?The first Great Yorkshire Fringe was such a roaring success that it's coming back in July - and is promising to serve up even more of the very best Comedians, music and family entertainment from all over the world in York's historic city centre. (more...)

Comedy Central Records to Release DAN SODER: NOT SPECIAL Album, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

New York, NY (May 13, 2016) - Dan Soder talks about everything, from legal weed connoisseurs to single moms to long distance relationships, on his first stand-up album. Recorded at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, Dan Soder: Not Special is out Tuesday, May 24 via Comedy Central Records. (more...)

Darrell Hammond Coming to Comedy Works Landmark, 6/3-4
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Darrell Hammond holds the title for being the longest running cast member on Saturday Night Live.  The actor and comedian has brought to life a cavalcade of politicians, media figures, celebrities and newsmakers on television through his impressions.  Amongst the great number of people he has mimicked include Bill Clinton, Sean Connery, Regis Philbin, John Travolta, Jay Leno and Donald Trump.  Darrell is known for being one of the most prolific Comedians of his time.  (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on ABC - Week of May 16, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 13, 2016

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, airing on ABC on Monday, May 16, 2016! (more...)

Ars Nova Sets 9th Annual ANT Fest Lineup, Kicking Off 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Ars Nova, New York's incubator for boundary-pushing theater, is pleased to announce the line-up for its 9th Annual ANT Fest, which features new work from 42 trail-blazing artists over a four-week festival, June 6-30. This celebration of new, independent live entertainment is a prime destination for an eclectic mix of brand new shows from some of the most intrepid, adventurous artists in New York City. (more...)

Daytime Emmy-Winning Series PATRICIA HEATON PARTIES Returns to Food Network 6/11
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

Daytime Emmy® Award-winning series PATRICIA HEATON PARTIES returns to Food Network for its sophomore season on Saturday, June 11th at 12:30pm (all times ET/PT) with ten brand-new episodes (more...)

Brad Lawrence's DEAR SHOW Set for UNDER St. Marks, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Dear Show is a live advice show and podcast in which storytellers, Comedians, writers and improv performers - essentially people who have absolutely no qualifications - make an earnest attempt to solve the real problems of real people with nothing but their own stories of screwing up to go on.  (more...)

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