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Cyrus, Beyonce, Pharrell Among TIME's 100 Most Influential People
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Today, TIME reveals the eleventh annual TIME 100, TIME's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. (more...)

Josh Gad to Team with Disney on Family Comedy Adventure Film
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Frozen's Josh Gad will once again team with Disney on a new family comedy adventure film. (more...)

Comedian Louis Johnson to Headline The Studio at Hawaiian Brian's With THE ONE LUCKY MOFO COMEDY TOUR, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Cable TV/USO Comedian Louis Johnson will be headlining The Studio at Hawaiian Brian's for one night only, Sunday, April 27 at 7:30pm as part of his The One Lucky Mofo Comedy Tour. (more...)

Comedy Central Greenlights THIS IS NOT HAPPEINING to Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Comedy Central has greenlit CC:Studios' longform storytelling digital series "This Is Not Happening" to the linear channel (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE MAGIC CHICKEN Survives a Night in a Chaotic Kitchen
by Barry Lenny - Apr 23, 2014

Your kids will love you dearly if you take them to this hilarious and exceptionally imaginative production, and the good thing is that you'll thoroughly enjoy it too. (more...)

Bill Cosby to Receive Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

NBC and Don Mischer Productions announced today that Bill Cosby will be honored with the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence at the "American Comedy Awards," which airs May 8 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC. (more...)

Comedian Brian Regan Announces the Second Leg of his 2014 North American Theater Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Comedian Brian Regan announces the 49-city second leg of his 2014 North American theater tour, which plays the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 25 at 10:00 AM. The first leg of Brian's 2014 theater tour visited 31 cities from January through May. A list of new tour dates is below. More information and links to purchase tickets are available atwww.BrianRegan.com. (more...)

VIDEO: Katy Perry Plays 'Who Knows Katy' w/ Super Fan on JIMMY KIMMEL
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Everyone knows at least a little bit about Katy Perry, but is it possible that there is someone out there who knows more about Katy than Katy herself? (more...)

Hauschka, Arias & Ratzke, Lily & Madeleine, Reverend Billy, Julia Haltigan and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming performances, running tomorrow, April 23 through May 4, 2014. Details below! (more...)

VIDEO: Chromeo Performs 'Jealous' & 'Come Alive' on KIMMEL
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Chromeo performed their new songs 'Jealous (I Ain't With It)' and 'Come Alive' from their album 'White Women' on last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE. (more...)

AXS TV Announces Season Four of the Weekly Live Concert Series THE WORLD'S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

AXS TV, the premier destination for live music events, brings back its hit live concert series THE WORLD'S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS for a fourth season premiering in the fall (more...)

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...)

Hollywood Arts Council's 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon to Honor Richard M. Sherman, Open Fist Theatre and More, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Hollywood Arts Council's 28th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon, benefiting the Council's arts programs for underserved children in the community, will be held on April 25, 2014. Emceed by ABC7 Television's George Pennacchio, the luncheon will take place in the Blossom Room in the Hollywoof Roosevelt Hotel. Arrivals will happen between 11:15am and 12:00noon, at which time the event begins. (more...)

Scoop: RIOT on FOX - Tuesday, May 13, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on RIOT, airing on FOX on Tuesday, May 13, 2014! (more...)

Tickets for Brian Regan at the Wharton Center Go on Sale 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Comedian Brian Regan announces the 48-city second leg of his 2014 North American theater tour with a stop at Wharton Center on Saturday, December 13th, 2014. (more...)

BWW Roundup: Top-20 Podcasts for Theatre Fans
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 21, 2014

Is network news appointment television for you? I didn't think so. Are you constantly angered that ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT only talks about theatre when a Hollywood star joins a cast or someone falls 30 feet to the stage floor? Me too. Well, I have an alternative that just might satisfy your news and theatre cravings; podcasting. Isn't that just what hipsters do between their shift at Starbucks and another trip to the thrift shop? Well, yes and no. I'm sure there is a barista in Portland who is currently recording a missive bemoaning mass media's attempt to co-opt the indie subculture, but most people who do podcasts well are incredibly informed and passionate about their specific topics. (more...)

Bill Cosby to Receive Award for Comedic Excellence at AMERICAN COMEDY AWARDS, 5/8
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

NBC and Don Mischer Productions announced today that Bill Cosby will be honored with the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence at the “American Comedy Awards,” which airs May 8 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC. (more...)

DSI Comedy Set to Open New Space on 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

There are a lot of hammers and nails at work in DSI Comedy Theater's new home. Beginning May 1, DSI Comedy Theater will be running classes and shows in its new space at 462 W. Franklin Street. DSI Comedy Theater staff and local contractors have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the new space. The new space will kick off with a stellar weekend of performances welcoming New York City based musical sketch comedy sensations, Pop Roulette, Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and are available online at www.dsicomedy.com. (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...)

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...)

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...)

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