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First Look - Rosie O'Donnell Stars in New HBO Special A HEARTFELT STAND UP, 2/14First Look - Rosie O'Donnell Stars in New HBO Special A HEARTFELT STAND UP, 2/14
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

?A unique fusion of comedy, confession and life-saving information, ROSIE O'DONNELL: A HEARTFELT STAND UP finds one of America's most beloved Comedians using a familiar platform - the stand-up stage - to deliver an important message when it debuts on Valentine's Day (more...)

Country Star Colt Ford 'Cranks It Up' on AXS TV Concert Special, 2/10Country Star Colt Ford 'Cranks It Up' on AXS TV Concert Special, 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Country artist and hit songwriter Colt Ford brings his hard rockin' music to AXS TV when the network premieres the concert special, COLT FORD: CRANK IT UP! LIVE AT WILD ADVENTURES, Tuesday, February 10 (more...)

Stephen Fry to Host BBC America's Comedy Quiz Show Q1, Premiering 2/19Stephen Fry to Host BBC America's Comedy Quiz Show Q1, Premiering 2/19
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

BBC AMERICA today announced it has acquired the Rose d'Or-winning and BAFTA-nominated comedy quiz show QI (Quite Interesting) hosted by Stephen Fry (Gosford Park, Bones) who can also be seen hosting The EE British Academy Film Awards on the channel this February. (more...)

The Clown School & Second City Hollywood Welcome New InstructorThe Clown School & Second City Hollywood Welcome New Instructor
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Beginning Saturday, February 7, 2015, The Clown School and Second City Hollywood will be kicking off a second Clowning Level 1 class at Second City's training center in Hollywood. The incredible success of the first class, taught in September of last year, has lead the companies to collaborate on a second Level 1 offering, this time welcoming renowned Los Angeles clown performer and instructor Courtney Cunningham to join TCS instructor Zachary Steel. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents JACKIE EVANCHO, 2/13The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents JACKIE EVANCHO, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Jackie Evancho, the pint-sized diva who won hearts - and a second-place finish - on NBC's "America's Got Talent, returns to her hometown on February 13 to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Six Comedians to Be Featured on ESPN SportsCenter TonightSix Comedians to Be Featured on ESPN SportsCenter Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Six professional Comedians with geographic or personal ties to either the New England Patriots or Seattle Seahawks will support their teams in Enemy Territory, a pair of short comedy features that will run on ESPN SportsCenter in the days leading up to Super Bowl XLIX. (more...)

A GAY SHOW FOR ALL PEOPLE Set for The Duplex, 2/8A GAY SHOW FOR ALL PEOPLE Set for The Duplex, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Aaron Jackson (UCB) and Josh Sharp (Time Out NY 'Comic To Watch') host a gay show for all people filled with songs and laughs from comics and queers and mostly people who are both. (more...)

Sarah Colonna Added to LIPSHTICK's 2015 LineupSarah Colonna Added to LIPSHTICK's 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

“LIPSHTICK – The Perfect Shade of Stand Up” has added Sarah Colonna to the list of powerhouse comediennes to grace The Sands Showroom stage in 2015. The Chelsea Lately regular and New York Times bestselling author will make her Lipstick debut alongside fellow funny girl, Iliza Shlesinger on Saturday, May 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

TiVo to Release 13th Annual Viewership Data Report for the Big Game on Monday TiVo to Release 13th Annual Viewership Data Report for the Big Game on Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

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Neil Patrick Harris Headed to INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIONeil Patrick Harris Headed to INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Tony-winner Neil Patrick Harris will soon sit down with James Lipton for INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO ahead of hosting this year's Academy Awards, according to Entertainment Weekly. (more...)

MET to Present EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BIG GAME, 1/31MET to Present EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BIG GAME, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

On January 31st at 8 p.m. the Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) will present The Last Hurrah's 'Everything You Need To Know About The Big Game'. The Last Hurrah cannot clarify which "Big Game" it's talking about, due to the NFL's legal crackdown, but you can probably guess. Join a panel of Comedians as they check for deflated balls, blow millions on big-budget commercials and prove once and for all which team is the best. It's the best way to enjoy the big game, prior to spending a night yelling at a television while enjoying the big game. (more...)

DON'T BLOCK THE BOX Comedy Show Returns to The Wonderland Ballroom, 1/30DON'T BLOCK THE BOX Comedy Show Returns to The Wonderland Ballroom, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Don't Block The Box returns to The Wonderland Ballroom located at 1101 Kenyon St NW, Washington DC 20010, on Friday, January 30th, at 7:30pm. (more...)

Comix at Foxwoods to Welcome Godfrey, 2/5Comix at Foxwoods to Welcome Godfrey, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Comix at Foxwoods will host renowned stand-up comedian and star of the '7UP' commercials Godfrey for a three-night, three-show performance beginning Feb. 5 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Blog: Kaitlin Colombo - The 5 Comics You See at Every ShowBWW Blog: Kaitlin Colombo - The 5 Comics You See at Every Show
by Guest Blogger: Kaitlin Colombo - Jan 26, 2015

You get to the club, get your drink, check your place in the line up and watch the others going on before you. Whether you're at an open mic or playing the big clubs across the country, there's a good probability you'll see all five of these types of Comedians… (more...)

Scoop: WORLD'S FUNNIEST FAILS on FOX - Friday, January 30, 2015Scoop: WORLD'S FUNNIEST FAILS on FOX - Friday, January 30, 2015
by TV Scoop - Jan 26, 2015

Get all the scoop on WORLD'S FUNNIEST FAILS, airing on FOX on Friday, January 30, 2015! (more...)

BIRDMAN, NORMAL HEART Among 2015 Producers Guild Award Winners; Full List!BIRDMAN, NORMAL HEART Among 2015 Producers Guild Award Winners; Full List!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 25, 2015

Last night, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year's winning motion picture, television, and new media productions at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents CHRIS BOTTI, 2/6-8The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents CHRIS BOTTI, 2/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Love is in the air this February as trumpet phenomenon and one of the bestselling jazz instrumental artists in the United States today, Chris Botti, shares his love for romantic melodies at Heinz Hall February 6-8. With a Grammy victory for "Best Pop Instrumental Album" and four #1 albums on Billboard's Jazz Albums listings, Botti joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for this PNC Pops performance under the direction of Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh. (more...)

Tom Hanks, Larry David & More Featured in Kevin Pollack's MISERY LOVES COMPANYTom Hanks, Larry David & More Featured in Kevin Pollack's MISERY LOVES COMPANY
by Movies News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Tribeca Film announced today that it has acquired the North American rights to Kevin Pollak's directorial debut documentary MISERY LOVES COMPANY, which will have its world premiere today at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. (more...)

Actor Rainn Wilson Headlines Claremont Lincoln University SummitActor Rainn Wilson Headlines Claremont Lincoln University Summit
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Celebrity Comedians, academic experts and national leaders in interfaith and social change came together for Claremont Lincoln University's inaugural summit, “Uncomfortable Conversations,” held to promote important but difficult discussions about life's most sensitive topics. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Trailer for Crackle's Original Feature Film DEAD RISINGVIDEO: Watch Trailer for Crackle's Original Feature Film DEAD RISING
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

“DEAD RISING: WATCHTOWER,” which is based on the popular video game franchise, will be released on Crackle in its feature form on March 27, 2015. Get a first look in the all-new trailer below! (more...)

Matchbox Twenty 'Takeover' AXS TV in Special Event, 2/15Matchbox Twenty 'Takeover' AXS TV in Special Event, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Critically acclaimed pop rock fan-favorites Matchbox Twenty invade AXS TV, in the MATCHBOX TWENTY TAKEOVER, kicking off at 12:00pE on Sunday, February 15. T (more...)

FST to Bring 'LESSONS FROM VAUDEVILLE' to the Court Cabaret, Beginning 2/18FST to Bring 'LESSONS FROM VAUDEVILLE' to the Court Cabaret, Beginning 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

FST pays tribute to America's original entertainment in its third Cabaret show, Never Marry A Girl With Cold Feet: and other life lessons from Vaudeville. Developed by Richard Hopkins, Rebecca Hopkins, and Jim Prosser, it begins in the John C. Court Cabaret on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. (more...)

PAM ANN to Bring QUEEN OF THE SKY to Leicester Square TheatrePAM ANN to Bring QUEEN OF THE SKY to Leicester Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Pam Ann, the world's favourite International Air Hostess and Queen of the Sky, is back in the UK with a brand new show for 2015. Jet setting in direct from sell-out tours in Europe, USA, Australia, Pam Ann will be touching down at one her favourite airports (LHR) this Autumn and embarking on an extensive UK tour which kicks off with a six week run at London's Leicester Square Theatre from 30th September 2015. (more...)

Action Comedy THE INTERVIEW to Stream on CrackleAction Comedy THE INTERVIEW to Stream on Crackle
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Crackle announced today that the streaming service is the first advertising video on demand (AVOD) player that has signed on to stream The Interview, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. (more...)

Shazia Mirza, Owen O'Neill, Joel Dommett and David Morgan Set for Amused Moose Piccadilly, Feb 13Shazia Mirza, Owen O'Neill, Joel Dommett and David Morgan Set for Amused Moose Piccadilly, Feb 13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Amused Moose Piccadilly, presenting top comedy in the swishest venue in town at Soho's Sanctum Hotel, returns on Friday 13 February 2015. (more...)

Amused Moose Piccadilly to Welcome Stuart Goldsmith, Mike Wozniak, Eric Lampaert and Jamali Maddix, Feb 20Amused Moose Piccadilly to Welcome Stuart Goldsmith, Mike Wozniak, Eric Lampaert and Jamali Maddix, Feb 20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Amused Moose Piccadilly, presenting top comedy in the swishest venue in town at Soho's Sanctum Hotel, continues its series on Friday 20 February 2015. (more...)

Paul Sinha, Kerry Godliman, Alex Edelman and Mark Simmons Set for Amused Moose Piccadilly, Feb 27Paul Sinha, Kerry Godliman, Alex Edelman and Mark Simmons Set for Amused Moose Piccadilly, Feb 27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Amused Moose Piccadilly, presenting top comedy in the swishest venue in town at Soho's Sanctum Hotel, returns on Friday 27 February 2015. (more...)

Bill Engvall Coming to Treasure Island, 3/6Bill Engvall Coming to Treasure Island, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Celebrating his fifth year as a comedic headliner at Treasure Island, Bill Engvall brings his trademark comedy back to the Treasure Island Theatre March 6 at 9 p.m. during NASCAR Weekend in Las Vegas. (more...)

SHUT UP SIT DOWN & EAT to Return to Snapple Center Next MonthSHUT UP SIT DOWN & EAT to Return to Snapple Center Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Off-Broadway hit "plomedy," SHUT UP SIT DOWN & EAT broke Snapple Theater Center (1627 Broadway at 50 Street) attendance records last year and will be returning in 2015 to extend its stay in New York City. The show will playing Sundays at 5:15PM, beginning February 15 through May 31, 2015. Tickets are $65 - $80 (includes $2 facility fee) and can be purchased by calling the Snapple Theater Center Box Office at 212 921 7862 or visiting ticketmaster.com or shutupsitdownandeat.com. (more...)

Grammy Winners Janis Ian & Tom Paxton to Play Patchogue Theatre, 3/7Grammy Winners Janis Ian & Tom Paxton to Play Patchogue Theatre, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

On Saturday, March 7, at 8p.m., American folk singer-songwriter duo Janis Ian & Tom Paxton will perform together at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) for the first time in the New York metropolitan area since concluding their 'Together At Last' tour of the United Kingdom. Ian and Paxton will headline the Sixth Annual Patchogue Folk Festival. Two of America's greatest songwriters will share the stage for an evening of stories and songs at this year's Patchogue Folk Festival. Together, Janis Ian and Tom Paxton are a powerful and irresistible set. Each with ties of the classic Greenwich Village folk scene, Tom Paxton and Janis Ian are nearly a generation apart yet share a slew of folk influences as well as an affinity for fearlessly tackling controversial issues. Janis Ian and Tom Paxton wrapped up their 'Together At Last' U.K. tour last spring. (more...)

PianoFight to Present HOSTEL COMEDYPianoFight to Present HOSTEL COMEDY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

SF-based production company PianoFight is hosting international comedian: Andrew Roberts new comedy show Hostel Comedy. (more...)

Comedian Henry Cho Comes to the Suncoast Showroom, 2/7Comedian Henry Cho Comes to the Suncoast Showroom, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Versatile stand-up comedian Henry Cho will bring his clean comedy routine to the Suncoast Showroom on Saturday, February 7. (more...)

Tickets on Sale 1/23 for BOB'S BURGERS LIVE's Spring Run at The BeaconTickets on Sale 1/23 for BOB'S BURGERS LIVE's Spring Run at The Beacon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Live Nation announced today that Bob's Burgers LIVE will be coming to the stage at The Beacon Theatre on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:00PM. Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 10:00AM. (more...)

Sinbad, Kathleen Madigan & More Set for Gilda's Club Signature EventSinbad, Kathleen Madigan & More Set for Gilda's Club Signature Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Gilda's LaughFest today announced that this year's Signature Event will celebrate the festival's fifth year, and five years of smiles in West Michigan, with a lineup of returning LaughFest Comedians coming together for the first time ever. Additionally, LaughFest has announced the remaining acts for the 2015 Festival, which runs from March 5 to 15. (more...)

Bob Marley Coming to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 2/5-8Bob Marley Coming to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 2/5-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Named one of the “Top 10 Comics to Look Out For” by Variety!! Making his first television appearance on Comedy Central, Bob Marley is now one of the few comics to do the complete late night circuit including The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn. (more...)

Margaret Cho to Headline SheDot Festival Closing Night Gala, 5/3Margaret Cho to Headline SheDot Festival Closing Night Gala, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Toronto is about to get a whole lot funnier with the return of the SheDot Festival. For the second year, Canada's only festival showcasing all female Comedians kicks off April 30 - May 3, 2015 at Comedy Bar (945 Bloor St W). In addition to four days of stand up, sketch, improv, storytelling, workshops and panels, SheDot Festival hosts a closing night gala at the The Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Avenue) on May 3. Headlining the gala is none other than the agent provocateur of stand up, Margaret Cho. (more...)

Mel Brooks, Jimmy Kimmel & More Set to Guest on Crystal's THE COMEDIANSMel Brooks, Jimmy Kimmel & More Set to Guest on Crystal's THE COMEDIANS
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Today, Crystal shared with Variety that a host of A-list guest stars are already lined up to appear on the show, including Tony Award winner Mel Brooks (THE PRODUCERS), Jimmy Kimmel, Rob Reiner and Steven Weber. (more...)

Scoop: WORLD'S FUNNIEST FAILS on FOX - Friday, January 23, 2015Scoop: WORLD'S FUNNIEST FAILS on FOX - Friday, January 23, 2015
by TV Scoop - Jan 19, 2015

Get all the scoop on WORLD'S FUNNIEST FAILS, airing on FOX on Friday, January 23, 2015! (more...)

FX Acquires TV Rights to LOUIS C.K.'s Next Standup SpecialFX Acquires TV Rights to LOUIS C.K.'s Next Standup Special
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

FX has acquired the television rights to Emmy Award winner Louis C.K.'s next standup comedy special, Louis C.K. Live From the Comedy Store, it will announced today by John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions. (more...)

FX Greenlights Pamela Adlon-Led Comedy Pilot BETTER THINGSFX Greenlights Pamela Adlon-Led Comedy Pilot BETTER THINGS
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

FX Networks has ordered the comedy pilot Better Things, created by and starring Pamela Adlon and directed by fellow Louie star Louis C.K., it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions. (more...)

LE NOIR Coming to Adelaide Festival Centre in AprilLE NOIR Coming to Adelaide Festival Centre in April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

This April the Adelaide Festival Centre invites you to enter the captivating world of Le Noir! A truly unique and electrifying theatrical experience, Le Noir features 20 of the greatest circus performers on the planet, all of whom are award winning athletes and many stars of previous Cirque Du Soleil shows. (more...)

FX Sets Debut Date for Billy Crystal and Josh Gad-Led Show, THE COMEDIANSFX Sets Debut Date for Billy Crystal and Josh Gad-Led Show, THE COMEDIANS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

To star in FX's newest show, apparently you have to be a Broadway veteran. FX announced today at the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour that their newest series, Comedians will make its television debut on April 5, 2015. Led by Tony Award-winner Billy Crystal and Tony nominee Josh Gad, THE Comedians will have 8 episodes, with air times set for 10pm ET. (more...)

Billy Crystal Says Neil Patrick Harris Doesn't Need Hosting Advice for the OscarsBilly Crystal Says Neil Patrick Harris Doesn't Need Hosting Advice for the Oscars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

It's almost exactly a month until the Oscars on Feb. 22, Neil Patrick Harris is preparing to host Hollywood's biggest event of the year, and who better to consult regarding the hosting gig than Oscar king Billy Crystal? (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/17-1/18/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/17-1/18/2015
by - Jan 18, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 18, 2015 - Sunday, January 18, 2015. (more...)

The Bell House Presents THE SHAME GAME, 2/06The Bell House Presents THE SHAME GAME, 2/06
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

Soojeong Son and Ginny Liese are bringing THE SHAME GAME to The Bell House Feb. 6. (more...)

Westhampton Resident Wins Patchogue Theatre's Guitar of the Stars RaffleWesthampton Resident Wins Patchogue Theatre's Guitar of the Stars Raffle
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

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BILLY ELLIOT, Starring Noah Parets, Begins Tonight at La Mirada TheatreBILLY ELLIOT, Starring Noah Parets, Begins Tonight at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present pure 'electricity' with the third show of their 2014-2015 season, the Southern California Regional Premiere of the ten-time Tony Award-winning musical, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL will preview tonight, January 16, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 17) and run through Sunday, February 8, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

David Bedella, Cory English & More Join Cast of THE PRODUCERS UK Tour; Full Company ConfirmedDavid Bedella, Cory English & More Join Cast of THE PRODUCERS UK Tour; Full Company Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Based on Mel Brooks' beloved Academy Award winning movie, The Producers is a hilarious musical comedy that has taken Broadway and the West End by storm, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards; it opens its UK tour in March 2015. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Lauren Lapkus Stars in All-New 'Funny or Die'ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Lauren Lapkus Stars in All-New 'Funny or Die'
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

ORANGE IS TEH NEW BLACK star Lauren Lapkus has recently been featured in a new Funny or Die comedy sketch. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present A NIGHT IN RUSSIA, 1/30Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present A NIGHT IN RUSSIA, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

PITTSBURGH — Passion, fascination, intrigue and romance await you at Heinz Hall during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: A Night in Russia on January 30 through February 1. Guest conductor Krzysztof Urba?ski, music director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, makes his debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during this subscription weekend. He leads a program that includes the Pittsburgh premiere of Prokofiev's Russian Overture, a solo by Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley in a concerto by Khachaturian, and Ravel's orchestration of Mussorgsky's “Pictures at an Exhibition,” a piece originally written for solo piano that is now one of the great orchestral works. (more...)

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