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Jessica Hecht and Tony Shalhoub to Read ABOUT ALICE at The New Yorker Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The New Yorker Festival will present a Theatre for a New Audience production of a reading of the new two-character play About Alice that Calvin Trillin adapted from his memoir about his late wife, the educator Alice Stewart Trillin. About Alice, with Jessica Hecht as Alice and Tony Shalhoub as Calvin and directed by Leonard Foglia, will be heard one night only at the Directors Guild Theatre, 110 West 57th Street, Saturday, October 8, at 7:00pm. (more...)

ImprovBoston Presents 8th Annual Boston Comedy Arts Festival, 9/7-9/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The 8th Annual Boston Comedy Arts Festivalbrings together over 300 improv, sketch, standup and musical Comedians from across the country for a five day festival in Cambridge, MA. This year's festival runs from Sept 7 - 11 and features performances at the Cambridge Public Library's state-of-the-art 300 seat theater in addition to ImprovBoston's two home theaters in Central Square.  (more...)

Favorite IFC Original Series Now Available on New App on Apple TV
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Just days before the widely-anticipated second season premiere of the Emmy-nominated series Documentary Now!, IFC announced the launch of its app on Apple TV. (more...)

15 Shows Announced as Part of Brand New LIVE AT THE ECCLES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

If the record-breaking sales of Broadway at the Eccles season tickets are any indication, the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater is about to become a top destination for concerts, comedy, lively arts and engaging talks in the country.  (more...)

Live Animated Comedy Show PICTURE THIS! to Return to Union Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

NY's only 'Live Animated Comedy Show' is BACK! (more...)

Women That Soar to Honor Wynonna Judd at Awards Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Gina Grant, founder, CEO and creator of the Women That Soar Awards announced Wynonna Judd, four time Grammy Award nominated singer and New York Times bestselling author, will perform at the 2016 Women That Soar Awards, (more...)

Scoop: WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? on THE CW - Wednesday, September 28, 2016
by TV Scoop - Sep 8, 2016

Get all the scoop on WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, September 28, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 9/26 - 9/30 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Sep 24, 2016

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Josh Gad Teases New Musical Film Collaboration with Menken, Schwartz & More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

Tony Award nominee Josh Gad took to Facebook today to tease a new musical film he is developing along with an all-star creative team! (more...)

Steve Martin and Martin Short to Play with The Steep Canyon Rangers at Morris Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Longtime Comedians STEVE MARTIN and MARTIN SHORT will play a one-night only show at the Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, on Friday, March 17, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. Martin and Short will be joined by the Grammy-winning STEEP CANYON RANGERS, the bluegrass band with which Martin frequently performs. The show, “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life,” includes stand-up, film clips, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business. (more...)

Jonathan Edwards, Liz Longley and More Join BTG's 'On The Stage' Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group welcomes folk phenomenon, Jonathan Edwards (10/6); folk singer/songwriter, Liz Longley (10/8); and local legends, Will Evans and Rising Tide and The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow (10/27) to the On The Stage Series at The Colonial Theatre. (more...)

DRAG WEEK and Anthony Rapp Comes to the West End!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The St. James Studio is delighted to announce that its first ever drag week will take place from 1 - 5 November. Three shows from some of the country's most acclaimed drag performers will take to the studio stage: super-group Denim, androgynous signer Jessica Walker and West End star Ian Stroughair as alter ego Velma Celli. (more...)

Amber Tamblyn Set for Season 3 Premiere of WOMEN OF LETTERS at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

WOMEN OF LETTERS is a best-selling literary salon. Each month, New York's best and brightest women come together on stage to celebrate the lost art of letter-writing. The Season 3 premiere will be held on Wednesday, October 5th at 7 p.m. at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St., New York, NY. (more...)

Ars Nova to Host 'Off Color Salon Series' for UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Presented in conjunction with the New York premiere of Underground Railroad Game, Ars Nova presents the Off Color Salon Series which features artists, scholars, writers and community leaders in post-show discussions examining race, sexuality and education. (more...)

Mary J. Blige & More Set for Foxwoods Resort Casino's October Entertainment Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Foxwoods Resort Casino, the Northeast's premier entertainment destination, is keeping the fall fun going this October with a lineup of top-notch entertainment throughout the month (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to Open 'Grand Classics' Season with Pinchas Zukerman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra open the 2016-2017 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season with legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman and Composer of the Year James MacMillan on October 7 and 9 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

2016 Nantucket Arts Festival to Celebrate Sculptor David Hostetler
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Sculptor David Hostetler will be remembered at THE 2016 NANTUCKET ARTS FESTIVAL. Also, Actor John Shea will host the Nantucket Shorts Festival along with a series of Art Talkx discussions from Friday, September 30th through Sunday Oct. 9th. (more...)

Comedy Central Greenlights Weekly Series PROBLEMATIC WITH MOSHE KASHER
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Comedian Moshe Kasher invites viewers to log off and bring their online outrage into the studio for a raucous discussion of today's most polarizing topics as Comedy Central has greenlit PROBLEMATIC WITH MOSHE KASHER (more...)

Charlie Sheen to Star in New Crackle Original Film MAD FAMILIES
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Crackle, Sony's streaming network, today announced that Charlie Sheen has signed on to star and executive produce the network's original movie, MAD FAMILIES, which began production in Los Angeles last week. (more...)

Tony Nominee Josh Gad to Star & Co-Write Limited Drama Series TOY WARS
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

BOOK OF MORMON's Josh Gad will star and co-write the limited drama series TOY WARS for Amazon. Josh Schwartz and Ryan Dixon are attached to co-write and serve as showrunner while Seth Gordon directs. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - New MTV Series THE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE GAME SHOW
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

MTV today announced a new comedy block as part of the Fall schedule, with the premieres of two brand new series THE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE GAME SHOW and ACTING OUT, which will debut Thursday, October 13 at 10:00 p.m. (more...)

Hasan Minhaj, Maya Rudolph, Laura Benanti and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its night performances, September 21 - October 2, 2016. Scroll down, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

BWW Interview: Lisa Lampanelli in Stamford
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Sep 20, 2016

From journalist to skewer. (more...)

Live in the Village to play UNDER St. Marks This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Live In The Village is a monthly variety show featuring a rotating cast of talented New York performers- each with unique backgrounds, perspectives and skills- taking on relatable topics and discussing them through music, stand-up comedy and other forms of art. It's the perfect happy hour for co-workers who don't want to talk to each other! Instead, they can sit back and enjoy high quality entertainment all on a Wednesday night at 7PM. Live in the Village is hosted by Mike Lemme and features different guest performers every month.  (more...)

Hypokrit Theatre Company Announces Line-Up for TAMASHA: FESTIVAL OF SOUTH ASIAN PERFORMING ARTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Hypokrit Theatre Company, in association with The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, is pleased to announce the line up for Tamasha: Festival of South Asian Performing Arts. The festival will take over the entire Paradise Factory (64 East 4th St) to spotlight over fifty South Asian performers. Tamasha takes place September 26th through October 2nd, 2016. (more...)

Mr. Warmth, Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom Oct. 22-23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Returning for his 57th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally distinguished comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles will perform at The Orleans Showroom on Oct. 22 and 23. (more...)

New Docuseries LITTLE FUNNY, from Ellen DeGeneres, Heading to A&E
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

A&E Network has ordered the new nonfiction series LITTLE FUNNY (working title) from This is Just a Test, Telepictures and A Very Good Production, it was announced by Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming at A&E Network. (more...)

The 68th Emmy Awards Complete Nominees and Winners List; ALL THE WINNERS!
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 18, 2016

The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards telecast air live tonight on ABC at 8:00pm ET, and BroadwayWorld will have you covered with all of the winners, highlights, and commentary. This page will update after every winner, so you are always up-to-date about who's taking home a trophy.  (more...)

PHOTOBLOG: Behind The Scenes At Glasgow's King's Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Sep 17, 2016

BWW reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue writes about the King's Theatre tour which is featured as part of the 2016 Glasgow Doors Open Day. (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 9/19 - 9/23 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Sep 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 9/19 - 9/23, airing on ABC (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - NICK CANNON PRESENTS WILD 'N OUT's 100th Episode on MTV
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

On Thursday, September 22 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, MTV's iconic comedy series, NICK CANNON PRESENTS WILD 'N OUT'S will premiere its 100th episode. Nick Cannon and special celebrity guests Keke Palmer, Mack Wilds and Erykah Badu will battle it out in (more...)

THE MELTDOWN WITH JONAH AND KUMAIL Returns to Comedy Central 9/27
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

THE MELTDOWN WITH JONAH AND KUMAIL hosted by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani, welcomes fans back for a third season premiering Tuesday, September 27 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY's Tim Minchin to Hit 2016 New York Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Tim Minchin, who wrote the music and lyrics for MATILDA THE MUSICAL and GROUNDHOG DAY, will be one of the headliners for this year's NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL, running November 1 - 6, 2016. (more...)

Kara Tointon to Lead A Major New Production of Patrick Hamilton's GASLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

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Pittsburgh Symphony Begins POP Season With THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The 2016-2017 PNC Pops season begins with a bang as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lawrence Loh take the audience to worlds beyond imagination with "The Music of John Williams" on September 30 through October 2 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Launch 2016-17 Pops Season with THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The 2016-2017 PNC Pops season begins with a bang as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lawrence Loh take the audience to worlds beyond imagination with "The Music of John Williams" on September 30 through October 2 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Birmingham's First Improv Festival Launches 21 October!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Some of the best Improv companies and artists will descend on Birmingham from Friday 21 - Sunday 23 October for the city's inaugural  Birmingham Improv Festival 2016. Birmingham Improv Festival 2016 offers audiences three days of completely improvised plays, musicals, sketches,  puppets, costume dramas, and much more, in the intimate setting of the Blue Orange Theatre in the city's famous Jewellery Quarter. (more...)

VIDEO: Lewis Black Talks Presidential Election, New Broadway Play on LATE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, Lewis Black stopped by to talk about his new Broadway play BLACK TO THE FUTURE and shares that Donald Trump is making it hard for Comedians now that the news is already funny. (more...)

This Show is TOO SKETCHY FOR TV
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

MLE Production is presenting Too Sketchy for TV, October 14th and 15th  on the Evergreen Theater stage.  This comedy variety show includes comedy sketches, commercials, improvisation games, audience participation and Comedians! Saturday night's show includes a performance by NBC's Last Comic Standing, Ambrose Jones. (more...)

Justin Lin, Marlon Wayans, Will Packer and Tracey Wigfield Join As Judges for the 11th Annual NBCUniversal SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

As part of the company's ongoing initiatives to find new voices, the NBCUniversal SHORT FILM FESTIVAL unveiled the judging panel for its 11th annual festival. The diverse group of award-winning directors, writers, producers and actors include director Justin Lin(Fast & Furious 6, Star Trek Beyond), producer Will Packer (Ride Along series, Straight Outta Compton), writer-producer Tracey Wigfield (The Mindy Project, creator and showrunner of NBC's upcoming Great News), Marlon Wayans (NBC's upcoming Marlon), Masi Oka (Heroes, Hawaii Five-0) and writer-directorMalcolm D. Lee (The Best Man, Barbershop: The Next Cut) as well as festival alumni Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat, Trainwreck) and Hasan Minaj (The Daily Show). (more...)

New Hearing Loop System Iinstalled in Heinz Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Patrons who use hearing aids or cochlear implants will have an improved listening experience at Heinz Hall concerts and events. The facility has become the first theater in western Pennsylvania to install an electromagnetic hearing loop in its auditorium. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith Announces Casting for SHOPPING AND F***ING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Shopping and Fucking. Alex Arnold will be playing Robbie, Ashley McGuire will be playing Brian, David Moorst will be playing Gary, Sam Spruell will be playing Mark, Sophie Wu will be playing Lulu. (more...)

All Star Comedy Returns With All New Show at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the return of ALL STAR COMEDY with an ALL NEW show on Friday, October 14 at 8 pm. Tickets are $30 and are on sale now at baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. Tickets will be $40 on the day of the event. This is adult comedy (Rated R). (more...)

Telemundo to Premiere New Variety Show DON FRANCISCO TE INVITA, 10/9
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Mario Kreutzberger, better known as Don Francisco, returns to U.S. Hispanic television more energetic than ever and with his usual charisma on DON FRANCISCO TE INVITA (Don Francisco Invites You) premiering Sunday, October 9 (more...)

Ace Aceto's ROYAL FLUSH COMEDY Returns to Granite Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Granite Theatre of Westerly is happy to announce the return engagement of Ace Aceto's Royal Flush Comedy Friday October 7 at 8 pm!  This shows line-up offers the talents of Ace and four very talented Comedians. (more...)

Crackle to Premiere Season 2 of Original Drama THE ART OF MORE, 11/16
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Crackle, Sony's free streaming service, today announced that season two of the network's first scripted drama, THE ART OF MORE, will premiere Wednesday, November 16. (more...)

Alan Cumming, Betty Buckley and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for September 14-25, 2016. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Adds New Hearing Loop In Heinz Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Patrons who use hearing aids or cochlear implants will have an improved listening experience at Heinz Hall concerts and events. The facility has become the first theater in western Pennsylvania to install an electromagnetic hearing loop in its auditorium. (more...)

Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld and More to Perform at 10th Anniversary STAND UP FOR HEROES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Few events have created more of a lasting impact on the lives of our nation's injured veterans and their families than Stand Up for Heroes (SUFH), returning for its 10th anniversary to the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, November 1.  (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 9/12 - 9/16 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Sep 12, 2016

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 9/12 - 9/16, airing on ABC (more...)

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