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Comedian BRIAN REGAN Announces 48 City Second Leg of U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Comedian Brian Regan announces the 48-city second leg of his 2014 North American theater tour with tickets going on sale Friday, April 25, 2014. (more...)

HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER Star Announces Engagement On Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Friday night, April 11th, Kevin James Doyle surprised his co-star Margaret Copeland by announced her impending engagement before the sold-out audience at Off-Broadway's comedy smash, HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER. During the curtain call, Kevin hushed the crowd (which included former New York Governor George Pataki!) and revealed Margaret's recent engagement to Colin Hunter, CEO of Alton Lane Custom Clothing. Although Margaret had only shared the big news with her immediate family at this point, she rolled with the punches like a true New Yorker and brought Colin on stage to ecstatic cheers from the audience and a standing ovation. (more...)

Sarah West to Join Park City Institute as Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Park City Institute (formerly Park City Performing Arts Foundation) is proud to announce Sarah West will be joining the non-profit as the first Managing Director. West brings a wealth of experience in strategic planning, marketing, partnership development, community development and fundraising to PCI. She comes to the organization from Sundance Institute where she most recently served as director of Utah community development. (more...)

Comedy Works to Welcome Andrew Santino, 5/29-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Comedy Works is pleased to announce that Andrew Santino will perform at Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square. His shows will be Thursday, May 29 at 8:00 PM, and Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31 at 7:30 PM and 9:45 PM. (more...)

Bobcat Goldthwait Comes to Comedy Works Landmark Village, 5/29-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Bobcat Goldthwait will headline at Comedy Works South at the Landmark, May 29 - 31, 2014. Fasten your seatbelts Colorado! Comedian, actor, writer and director Bobcat Goldthwait is on the loose! (more...)

Comix At Foxwoods Presents AXIS OF EVIL Comedy Tour Star, Maz Jobrani, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Comix At Foxwoods will host comedy star Maz Jobrani for a four show lineup beginning tonight, Apr. 17. Jobrani will take the stage at 8 p.m. each night, before wrapping up his stay with a double-header onSaturday, Apr. 19, featuring a special 'Nasty'-themed 10:30 p.m. performance. (more...)

Comedy Works Presents JOSH WOLF, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Comedian, actor, and writer Josh Wolf has become one of the most sought after personalities in comedy today. From adding his quick witted commentary on comedy round tables, to becoming a New York Times Bestselling Author, writing on hit television shows, and headlining stand-up comedy tours across the nation, Wolf has proved time and time again he is one of the most dynamic and multi-faceted Comedians in the entertainment business. (more...)

MARXFEST, Centennial Celebration of The Marx Bros, Adds More Events, 5/1-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

In May 1914, four brothers at a poker table sat down as Leonard, Arthur, Julius, and Milton, and stood up as Chico, Harpo, Groucho, and Gummo. In May 2014, MARXFEST celebrates the centennial of this momentous event with screenings, talks, parties, performances, and remembrances, all in the city of their birth. (more...)

SiriusXM to Air O&A20: Unmasked with Opie & Anthony Special Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

SiriusXM today announced that it will celebrate 20 years of Opie & Anthony on the radio with a special edition of its Unmasked comedy series broadcast live from Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier stand-up comedy nightclub. (more...)

BWW Interviews: ANIMAL CRACKERS Sweetheart Stephanie Rothenberg Speaks of her Challenges and Passions with this Show and Jane Austin!
by Michael Mulhern - Apr 17, 2014

We speak with the adorable darling of the Denver Center's ANIMAL CRACKERS on her passion for Jane Austin, her love of new works and challenges with her many diverse roles in this hit comedy! (more...)

Letterman, Seinfeld & More Set for Spike TV's ONE NIGHT ONLY: AN ALL-STAR COMEDY TRIBUTE TO DON RICKLES
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The biggest superstars in comedy will come together on Spike TV to celebrate the legendary career of one of their most beloved icons - Don Rickles. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Host Comedy Workshop Graduation Showcase, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Spend Sunday morning, May 4, with some very funny people at the Comedy Workshop Graduation Showcase at The Ridgefield Playhouse at 11 a.m. This is where the rubber hits the road for aspiring Comedians who will have graduated from Christine O'Leary's Stand Up Comedy Workshop, which began in March. The graduates were brave and are now equipped with the tools to be funny, and they will perform the comedy sets they developed during the eight-week long program. This is a unique opportunity to "discover" someone who is about to make it big! (more...)

Adam Scavone Co-Founder of the New York Cannabis Alliance Featured On The Alan Berman Show POT-CAST Brought To You By Verde Media Group Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Verde Media Group Inc. (OTC: VMGI) (more...)

HAIRSPRAY, John Legend, Jeff Dunham and More Set for MPAC, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

MPAC has announced its schedule of events for June 2014. Details below! (more...)

David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart & More Set for Spike TV's All-Star Don Rickles Tribute, 5/28
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The biggest superstars in comedy will come together on Spike TV to celebrate the legendary career of one of their most beloved icons - Don Rickles. 'One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles' will feature luminaries from the world of comedy, television and the silver screen including David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Tracy Morgan, Jimmy Kimmel, John Stamos, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett and many more. (more...)

AXS TV to Broadcast Indiana University's LITTLE 500 Intramural Collegiate Bike Race, 4/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

AXS TV is live broadcasting Indiana University's famed LITTLE 500, the largest collegiate bike race in the United States, for the twelfth consecutive year. The exclusive coverage of this unique sporting event takes place over two days live from Bloomington, Ind. on Friday, April 25 at 4pE/1pP for the women's race and Saturday, April 26 at 2pE/11aP for the men's. (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

ImprovBoston Offers Free Tickets to Greater Boston First Responders, Now thru 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

All ImprovBoston shows this week, April 16-20 will be free for first responders. (more...)

Stewart Francis Kicks Off Biggest UK Tour Yet with PUN GENT! Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Stewart Francis, the star of Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and Live At The Apollo embarks on a brand new stand-up tour, starting in Spring 2015, with his fantastic, hilarious new show Pun Gent! (more...)

AXS TV to Premiere New Documentary Series DAN RATHER PRESENTS, 5/6
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

AXS TV documentary series, DAN RATHER PRESENTS, premieres on Tues., May 6 at 8pE/5pP. (more...)

FX Greenlights Third Season of THE AMERICANS
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

FX has picked up its hit drama The Americans for a 13-episode third season, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. (more...)

Stanley Tucci & More Coming to Pivot Programming in 2014
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Pivot, Participant Media's network targeting Millennials, age 18-34, today unveiled a robust development slate, and a greenlight for 'Fortitude,' a 12-episode Sky/Pivot original series starring Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Sienna Guillory, and Luke Treadaway. (more...)

AXS TV to Air Live Broadcast of Featured Acts of Week 2 of Coachella
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be broadcast live, as AXS TVthe premier destination for live music eventsgives viewers a front row seat to one of the most popular music festivals in the United States. (more...)

SNL Writer Katie Rich, Beth Stelling & More Set for 3rd Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, 6/5-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Stage 773 Director of Operations Jill Valentine and co-producer Liz McArthur have announced the highly anticipated lineup for the 3rd Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, taking place June 5 through June 8 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. The Chicago Women's Funny Festival will feature all forms of comedy including stand up, sketch, solo, vaudeville, improvisational, and musical with comediennes from across the globe. The event packs over 70 shows, 400 performers into four funny-filled days. The full schedule for the 3rd Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival may be viewed at www.chicagowomensfunnyfestival.com. (more...)

ImprovBoston & Bridge Center to Partner for 5th Annual Comedy For A Cause Event at Wilbur Theater, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

ImprovBoston and The Bridge Center join together to share the power of laughter for the Fifth Annual Comedy For A Cause event. ImprovBoston's National Touring Company brings their unique brand of fast-paced, high energy, interactive comedy to create a one-of-a-kind show at 7:00pm on April 28 at the Wilbur Theater. One of the largest fundraisers of the year for The Bridge Center, all proceeds are dedicated to building their suite of year-round programs and services to benefit children with special needs. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present AN EVENING WITH RITA RUDNER AND HER NEW DRESS, 5/31-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Laguna Playhouse will present the return of Rita Rudner who will be performing her award-winning solo comedy, AN EVENING WITH RITA RUDNER and her new dress, for two performances only, Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

SO INTO IT to Return to UCB East with Mom Power, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

So Into It with Damian & Anne returns to UCB East (153 East 3rd St., New York, NY 10009) on Tuesday May 5 at 8 p.m. to celebrate MOMS! (more...)

STAGE17 Launches TERRIBLE BABYSITTERS Season 2; Next Episode Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

STAGE17, Chairman David Stoller (Executive Chairman of Reach4Entertainment), and President and Executive Producer Ondine Landa Abramson are pleased to present Season 2 of Upright Citizen's Brigade (UCB) alums Michael Kayne and D'Arcy Carden's Terrible Babysitters. STAGE17, a new digital entertainment destination for episodic fiction and reality programming, launched the series today, April 2, 2014, and will release the subsequent episodes each Today through May 14, 2014. (more...)

Social Network Mobio INsider Launches Revenue Sharing Program for Social Media
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - LX Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:LXV), an acquirer and accelerator of high-growth tech companies, and portfolio company Mobio are pleased to announce the launch of their 'Be Social. Get Paid.' revenue sharing program. (more...)

Amy Vansant's MOMS ARE NUTS is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

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Crackle Premieres Season 3 of Original Hit Series CHOSEN Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Crackle, the multi-platform entertainment network, announced today that the third season of their original series “Chosen,” will premiere tonight, April 15, 2014. (more...)

Drayton Arms Theatre and PostScript Theatre to Stage World Premiere of YESTERDAY'S TOMORROW, May 6-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Drayton Arms Theatre & PostScript Theatre present the World Premiere of Yesterday's Tomorrow, a serviceman's love at war by Gene David Kirk. The play is based on actual events and is directed by Hamish MacDougall with movement directed by Anna Morrissey. (more...)

Sinbad to Return to Las Vegas' Orleans Showroom, 5/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Following a successful engagement earlier this year, comedian Sinbad returns to The Orleans Showroom with his unique comedic storytelling and wit May 16 and 17. (more...)

The Group Rep to Stage World Premiere Musical THE GHOST OF GERSHWIN, 5/9-6/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical 'The Ghost of Gershwin,' with music by Wayland Pickard, book by Doug Haverty, lyrics by Laura Manning, directed by Jules Aaron, choreographed by Michele Bernath, and produced by Richard Alan Woody. The play runs May 9 through June 22, 2014, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre at the edge of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

Ian Belknap Set for Chicago Slam Works' THE LITMASH, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Chicago Slam Works combines the art forms of poetry, comedy, storytelling, music and creative non-fiction into one action-packed slam competition - 'The LitMash'. Presented on the first Monday of the month, the May 5 'The LitMash' features Ian Belknap among others. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door. 'The LitMash' is at the Haymarket Pub and Brewery, 737 W. Randolph Street. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the performance starts at 8 p.m. For more information visit www.ChicagoSlamWorks.com. (more...)

Oberon to Present ICARUS, JERKUS CIRCUS & More in May & June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.)'s second stage and club theater venue, announces its May and June line up of exciting and original programming on the fringe of Harvard Square. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season Three of Crackle's CHOSEN Premieres Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Crackle, the multi-platform entertainment network, is thrilled to release the third season of their critically-acclaimed original series “Chosen,” which is set to premiere on April 15, 2014. Check out the trailer below! (more...)

Brian Regan to Headline at Morris Performing Arts Center, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Live Nation welcomes BRIAN REGAN to the Morris Performing Arts Center on Thursday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Comedians Key and Peele Join Cast of FX's FARGO Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have joined the cast of the highly-anticipated Fargo, which will debut tonight, April 15 on FX. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Dolly Parton Discusses Multi-Faceted Career on THE BIG INTERVIEW Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Acclaimed actress and Country Music icon Dolly Parton sits down with veteran newsman Dan Rather, for an honest and open interview where she discusses the pivotal moments in her illustrious and diverse career on AXS TV's THE BIG INTERVIEW, tonight, April 14 at 8pE/5pP. The show will re-air on May 12 at 8pE/5pP to coincide with Parton's latest album release Blue SMOKE, which hits stores on May 13. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Rhode Island (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Hampshire - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for New Hampshire (more...)

Billy Crystal to Bring Back SNL Characters for New Show THE COMEDIANS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

According to Page Six, Billy Crystal plans on bringing back some of his favorite SNL characters for his new Fox show called The Comedians. Josh Gad will be co-starring with Crystal and the show is set to premiere in 2015. (more...)

Comix At Foxwoods Hosts Bill Engvall at the MGM Grand Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Comix At Foxwoods will host American Comedy Award winner for “Best Male Stand-up Comedian,” Bill Engvall, at the MGM Grand Theater for a hilarious stand-up performance tonight, April 12 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Stewart Francis to Kick Off Biggest UK Tour Yet with PUN GENT! in April 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Stewart Francis, the star of Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and Live At The Apollo embarks on a brand new stand-up tour, starting in Spring 2015, with his fantastic, hilarious new show Pun Gent! (more...)

Whale Expert Dr. Roger Payne to Wrap Up PCI SNS Speaker Series, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Before 'save-the-whales' became the battle cry of the conservation movement, a couple of guys dropped a microphone into the sea to record the underwater sounds of mammoth marine creatures. And what they heard was nothing short of amazing: singing whales. One of those now-esteemed scientists is Dr. Roger Payne. (more...)

2014 Charm City Fringe Festival Calls for Performing Artists, Bands and Comedians; Deadline 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Charm City Fringe Fest, Baltimore's quickly growing theatre and performing arts festival, is calling for performing artist applications and band/comedian applications for its return engagement on November 2-9, 2014. (more...)

ImprovBoston to Offer Free Tickets to Greater Boston First Responders, 4/16-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

All ImprovBoston shows the week of April 16-20 will be free for first responders. The nonprofit comedy arts organization celebrates the heroic acts of the city's first responders that saved so many lives and united a city one year ago this Tuesday. ImprovBoston will also collect donations for the One Fund during shows. As a 501(c)3 theater serving the community through laughter, the members of the ImprovBoston community believe in the power of laughter to bring together communities. As Artistic Director Mike Descoteaux puts it, 'ImprovBoston's mission is to improve the lives of diverse audiences both onstage and off. We acknowledge and give back to the heroes that made such a powerful contribution that day and every day.' First responders will have free access to more than 20 shows over the course of April 16-20. First responders can email tickets@improvboston.com to receive admission to any of these shows free of charge. Please visit http://www.improvboston.com/schedule to view our list of performances. For more information about this news release or art/picture/interview requests, contact Mike Descoteaux, Artistic Director of ImprovBoston at mike@improvboston.com. (more...)

Ron Funches to Perform at Comedy Works Larimer Square, 5/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Ron Funches is a very funny stand-up comedian with a unique delivery and lovable demeanor - you just want to hug and squeeze him like a big stuffed bear. His easy going, inventive style sounds the way fresh chocolate chip cookies taste. Ron performs stand-up all over the country impressing audiences everywhere. (more...)

Shonda Rhimes Set for JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Following SCANDAL Season Finale, 4/17
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

On THURSDAY, APRIL 17, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will air a special “Scandal”-themed episode entitled, “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Behind the Scandalabra,” following the highly anticipated season three finale. Kimmel will take fans “Behind the Scandalabra,” featuring an on-set exclusive interview with the show's creator, Shonda Rhimes, asking questions all Gladiators want answers to, along with special appearances and insider secrets from “Scandal” cast members. The episode will also feature a never-before-seen “Scandal” blooper reel and the full anthology of Kimmel's Spanish-language spinoff of the hit show, “Escandalo.” (more...)

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