One Year On: The Old Rep Celebrates First Anniversary Since Bold Re-Launch
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

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Comedian Don Barnhart to Get Down and Dirty at The D in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Beginning Sept 8th, award-winning comedian Don Barnhart begins a residency at Jokesters Comedy Club at The D Casino Hotel in Las Vegas. (more...)

MOTOWN LEGENDS REVUE, Burlesque Acts and More Set for Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The fall season has arrived at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, featuring several fun, fresh, new shows and concerts. Scroll down for a look at the September lineup! (more...)

The Chainsmokers Join MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS All-Star Performance Lineup
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

American artist/producer duo, The Chainsmokers, will take to the VMAs stage this Sunday at the 2016 'MTV Video Music Awards.' (more...)

IFC's Comedy Crib Announces Partnership with New York Television Festival
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

In partnership with the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) IFC announced that a curated selection of seven comedy projects from previous years' Official Selections will be added today to the Comedy Crib (www.ifc.com/comedy-crib), the network's online hub for smart, short-form comedy. (more...)

Scoop: WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? on THE CW - Wednesday, September 7, 2016
by TV Scoop - Aug 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, September 7, 2016! (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Kick Off New Season with MOONLIGHT MASQUERADE Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

A world of mystery, romance, intrigue and great music await you at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's annual gala concert on Saturday, September 17 at 7 p.m. in Heinz Hall. (more...)

BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS Takes On A New Comic Look
by Barry Lenny - Aug 25, 2016

Director, Jon Halpin, has found a talented cast who push themselves to the limits. (more...)

Shawn Wayans, Gary Owen, Artie Lange, David Alan Grier and More To Bring the Laughs To Carolines on Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Carolines on Broadway announces its line-up for the month of September, highlighted by headliners Shawn Wayans, from FOX's In Living Color and the movie White Chicks, Labor Day Weekend, September 1 - 4; Gary Owen, from the Think Like a Man films and his new BET series The Gary Owen Show, September 8 - 11; Artie Lange, from his Comedy Central special The Stench of Failure and 'Artie Lange's Uncensored Podcast,' September 15 - 17; David Alan Grier, from NBC's The Carmichael Show and FOX's In Living Color, September 22 - 24; Iliza Shlesinger, from ABC.com's Forever 31, on September 27; Gilbert Gottfried, from the film The Aristocrats, on September 29; and Donnell Rawlings, 'Ashy Larry' from Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show, September 29 - October 2. (more...)

J.B. Heaps' New Play THE KOAN OF SEYMOUR to Play IRT Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

IRT Theater presents Punchline Productions' THE KOAN OF SEYMOUR by J.B. Heaps, directed by Justin Bennett, running September 2-18, 2016. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces Annual Gala Concert, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

A world of mystery, romance, intrigue and great music await you at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's annual gala concert on Saturday, September 17 at 7 p.m. in Heinz Hall. (more...)

VIDEO: Ariana Grande to Reunite with Nicki Minaj at MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Ariana Grande will make a triumphant return to the VMA's stage with superstar Nicki Minaj, at the 2016 'MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS. The fierce female duo will perform 'Side to Side' off Grande's third full-length album, 'Dangerous Woman.' (more...)

MTV Announces Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj to Perform at VMAs & More
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Ariana Grande will make a triumphant return to the VMA's stage with superstar Nicki Minaj, at the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards.” The fierce female duo will perform “Side to Side” off Grande's third full-length album, “Dangerous Woman.” The 2016 VMAs will air LIVE from New York's iconic Madison Square Garden for the first time ever on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the First Trailer for HURRICANE BIANCA, Featuring Alan Cumming
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The new feature-length comedy HURRICANE BIANCA follows a New York teacher who moves to a small town in Texas, gets fired for being gay, and returns disguised as a mean 'lady' to get revenge on the people who were nasty to him. It's described as Tootsie meets Revenge of the Nerds, or Mrs. Doubtfire for the Jackass generation. Check out the first trailer for the film, featuring stage vet Alan Cumming, below! (more...)

AXS TV To Broadcast The Fourth Season Of The Hit Emmy'-Nominated Country Music Drama NASHVILLE, Premiering With Back-To-Back Episodes On Saturday, October 1 At 9pE/6pP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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Vocal Icon Johnny Mathis to Celebrate 60th Anniversary with Concert at the State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

With multiple Grammy nominations and 73 songs that have hit the Billboard Charts, Johnny Mathis has been a recording star for more than half a century. On Thursday, September 22nd, that star will shine brightly at the State Theatre in Easton for his 60th Anniversary Concert. (more...)

THE ROAD TO SHANGRI LA Announces Australian Tour
by Nora Dominick - Aug 23, 2016

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Netflix Announces Premiere Dates for Original Stand-up Comedy Specials
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, today announced premiere dates for its upcoming slate of new original stand-up comedy specials. (more...)

Rupert Grint to Lead Crackle Original Drama SNATCH, Based on Popular Film
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Crackle, Sony's streaming network, today announced that Rupert Grint, most known for his role as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise, will star in the network's new scripted drama series, SNATCH based on the wildly popular movie of the same name. (more...)

Contestants Nick, Vinny & More Set for Tonight's BACHELOR IN PARADISE: AFTER PARADISE
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Current BACHELOR IN PARADISE contestants Nick, Vinny and Izzy, as well as Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro, are panelists on ABC's hit after-show “Bachelor In Paradise: After Paradise” on TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 (9:00–10:00 p.m. EDT), following “Bachelor in Paradise.” (more...)

Comedian Don Barnhart to Kick Off Las Vegas Residency Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Just back from entertaining the troops for the third time this year, comedian Don Barnhart will begin a residency at Jokesters Comedy Club inside the D Las Vegas Casino Hotel performing nightly at 10:30pm beginning Sept 8th, 2016 (more...)

Ronny Chieng and Phil Hanley to Headline Comedy Works This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Comedians Ronny Chieng and Phil Hanley are coming up this month at Comedy Works. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 8/22 - 8/26 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Aug 22, 2016

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 8/22 - 8/26, airing on ABC (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE MAGICAL ADVENTURES OF BENNY AND GRIFF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

 Join musical comedy duo Benny and Griff as they present their first full-length musical, 'The Magical Adventures of Benny and Griff', debuting at the Royal Theater at the Producers Club in Manhattan. The production opens on August 18th, and runs for three nights only. BroadwayWorld has your first look at the production below! (more...)

Adam Devine & More Set for Comedy Central Special GODDAMN COMEDY JAM, 8/28
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Comedians tear up the stage in GODDAMN COMEDY JAM which showcases Pete Davidson ('SNL'), Adam Devine ('Workaholics' & 'Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates'), Jim Jefferies ('Jim Jefferies: Freedumb'), Natasha Leggero ('Another Period') and Jay Pharoah ('SNL') telling funny, poignant and ridiculous stories that have an association with an iconic hit song. (more...)

THE HALF HOUR Returns August 26 at Midnight and 12:30 a.m. ET/PT with Noah Gardenswartz and Ramon Rivas II
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

“THH” is back and funny AF. Comedy Central's stand-up series “The Half Hour” is back with a huge roster of talented Comedians and premieres on Friday, August 26 at midnight ET/PT and 12:30 a.m. ET/PT featuring Noah Gardenswartz and Ramon Rivas II. The preview episode “Must CC: The Half Hour” with highlights from all 17 Comedians is available on the Comedy Central App and cc.com/shows/the-half-hour. (more...)

Craigslist-Inspired MISSED CONNECTIONS to Return Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

MISSED CONNECTIONS NYC has announced the return engagement of the acclaimed MISSED CONNECTIONS: An Exploration into the Online Postings of Desperate Romantics, created by Ricky Dunlop. MISSED CONNECTIONS will play at 9:00pm for a six-week limited engagement at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street). Performances begin Tuesday, September 6. (more...)

Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH Travels Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Michael Alden Productions presents the New York premiere of NOT THAT JEWISH, written and performed by Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated writer and comedian Monica Piper (Writer of Roseanne, Mad About You, Rugrats) and directed by Mark Waldrop (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly, Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends). (more...)

Punchline Productions and IRT Theater Present THE KOAN OF SEYMOUR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

It would be impossible to name a performer who more effectively blurred the lines between his real life and his life on stage than Seymour Fitzgerald Payne. While his fans loved adorable characters like The Purple Orange and The Bellowing Mime, Seymour was also involved in a series of public confrontations that left his public wondering if these incidents were rehearsed routines or spontaneous tantrums. But just as his career was beginning to soar, his life reportedly ended. Was his mysterious demise an unavoidable and calamitous tragedy? Or the latest, and most elaborate, of Seymour's hoaxes? (more...)

Scoop: WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? on THE CW - Wednesday, September 7, 2016
by TV Scoop - Aug 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, September 7, 2016! (more...)

Lucky Penny Puts the Wrap On Summer With COMEDY TRIFECTA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Lucky Penny puts the wrap on summer with a COMEDY TRIFECTA. Three big stand up shows with headliners who have won the SF Comedy Competition, and appeared on Showtime, Conan, Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel and more! All seats just $25 and NO DRINK MINIMUM (more...)

SBCT Presents Annual ENTERTAINMENT BUFFET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Enjoy a night out in DTSB where dinner and entertainment will all be under one roof, while contributing to fundraising efforts for the South Bend Civic Theatre. The first weekend in November, SBCT will be lighting up both stages for a unique, two-day fundraising event. The inaugural 'Entertainment Buffet' will take place Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th, featuring a variety of entertainers and performances, from Broadway tributes, stand up Comedians, cabaret singers and more! (more...)

Apollo Theater to Hold Amateur Night Auditions in NYC, Philly and D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Apollo Theater announced today that it will hold auditions for its legendary Amateur Night show, now in its 82nd year, in multiple cities this Fall. (more...)

BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Michael Feinstein with Marilyn Maye, 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS, BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES with Christopher Durang and more. Details below! (more...)

Elizabeth McGovern, Celia Imrie and Ben Miles Feature in 10th Anniversary HighTide Festival
by Marianka Swain - Aug 18, 2016

HighTide Festival, internationally renowned for discovering some of the UK's best new playwrights and producing new plays, has today announced the full ancillary programme for the 2016 Festival (8-18 September) - its 10th anniversary. Spanning performance, music, visual arts, literature and talks, it also includes world premiere productions from new and established HighTide writers. For the full festival programme, visit www.hightide.org.uk (more...)

GODDAMN COMEDY JAM Featuring Pete Davidson, Adam Devine, Jim Jefferies, Natasha Leggero & Jay Pharoah Premieres Sunday, August 28 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Comedians tear up the stage in “Goddamn Comedy Jam” which showcases Pete Davidson (“SNL“), Adam Devine (“Workaholics” & “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates“), Jim Jefferies (“Jim Jefferies: Freedumb“), Natasha Leggero (“Another Period“) and Jay Pharoah (“SNL“) telling funny, poignant and ridiculous stories that have an association with an iconic hit song. After each story, the Comedians sing their song live backed by the Comedy Jam Band. The one-hour comedy and music special premieres with limited commercial interruption on Sunday, August 28 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. (more...)

From FX TV's SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL Robert Kelly September 9th In Westport
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Robert Kelly is in his second season playing Bam, Denis Leary's drummer in the aforementioned FX comedy series airing weekly on Thursday nights. Robert was thrust into the national spotlight when he was one of three Comedians who toured with Comedy Superstar Dane Cook as part of HBO's hugely popular comedy series "Tourgasm". (more...)

Outstanding Music Line-Up at BuskerFest!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Organizers of the 17th annual Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy are pleased to present a rich line-up ofoutstanding musical acts among the more than 100 performers from Canada and around the world performing over Labour Day Weekend, September 2-5 at Woodbine Park in The Beach neighbourhood. (more...)


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DSI Comedy Theater Hosts Second Annual Soundbites Festival Podcasts and Comedy Take Over DSI Stage September 8-10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

DSI Comedy Theater is hosting its second annual Soundbites Festival. This annual even brings several podcasts to the DSI stage at 462 West Franklin Street for an evening of humor and storytelling. Each evening will feature a podcast paired with a comedy performance. Tickets range from $10-$20 depending on the show.  More information is available online at www.dsicomedy.com. (more...)

BWW Review: Don Rickles Keeps the Laughs Coming at Potawatomi Casino
by Kevin Pollack - Aug 18, 2016

Don Rickles, also known as 'Mr. Warmth,' is praised as one of the funniest Comedians to ever walk this earth, and at the ripe age of 90, this legend is still going strong despite not being able to walk due to an unfortunate case of necrotizing fasciitis. Playing 2 nights at the Potawatomi Casino & Hotel, the house seemed pretty full for his second and last show. (more...)

Zainab Jah & Jessica Luck Round Out Cast for Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Premiere at WP Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

WP Theater welcomes Obie Award Winning actress Zainab Jah (Eclipsed) and rising actress Jessica Luck, joining two-time Grammy-nominated comedian Lisa Lampanelli (HBO, Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show) and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella) in completing the cast for the world premiere of STUFFED, a new play written by Lampanelli, with additional material by Ashley Austin Morris. (more...)

Pete Davidson at Comedy Works Larimer Square, September 1- 3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Comedy Works is pleased to announce that Pete Davidson will perform at Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square (more...)

Celebrities Join Nationwide ROCK AGAINST THE TPP Concert Tour, Raise Awareness About Flawed Trade Deal
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

This week, August 19th-20th, as part of the nationwide Rock Against the TPP tour, prominent musicians, actors, Comedians and celebrities will lead the charge in mobilizing to raise awareness about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The tour, which is the largest mobilization against the TPP in U.S. history, is comprised of a series of large-scale concerts, teach-ins, and protests, in an effort to educate the public about the unpopular "trade" deal that has been a hot topic in the presidential election. (more...)

BWW Interview: Listen Up To Broadway Sound Designers Fitz Patton and John Shivers
by Michael Dale - Aug 17, 2016

Fitz Patton (THE HUMANS) and John Shivers (KINKY BOOTS) explain the the art of designing sound for theatre. (more...)

Alan Cumming & More Star in New Comedy HURRICANE BIANCA; Premiere Tix Now Available
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The new feature-length comedy HURRICANE BIANCA follows a New York teacher who moves to a small town in Texas, gets fired for being gay, and returns disguised as a mean 'lady' to get revenge on the people who were nasty to him. (more...)

The Edinburgh Comedy Gala 2016 Supports Waverley Care This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Off The Kerb Productions are proud to announce the annual Edinburgh Comedy Gala in aid of Waverley Care is returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a ninth year.  (more...)

CARNIVAL OF SOULS Coming to Theaters Nationwide for Two-Night Event ft. Hilarious RiffTrax Commentary
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Following the recent success of their MST3K Reunion Show, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett take on the spooky 1962 cult classic Carnival of Souls with their unique commentary. “RiffTrax Live: Carnival of Souls,” will be broadcast live to select movie theaters across the country on Thursday, October 27 (more...)

Cindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor four Chicago artists and arts advocates and one iconic cultural institution at the 3rd annual Fifth Star Awards presented by Allstate Insurance Company on Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm-at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. (more...)

Exciting New Show at Raue Center for the Arts!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Raue Center is pleased to announce several exciting new shows coming to downtown Crystal Lake during the 2016-2017 Season! This season will include a wide variety of fantastic shows ranging from absurdist off-Broadway comedy to a performance by a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter! (more...)

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