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ON KENTUCKY AVENUE to Play Added Performances at Stage 72 This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE lives on at STAGE 72/THE TRIAD! The newly revised musical revue, a fictional story about the people and performers who took the stage and filled the tables at the majestic Club Harlem 'on Kentucky Avenue' in the north section of Atlantic City from the 1930s until the late 1980s, has been extended for three Sunday performances on Sept. 7 (3 PM), 14 (3 PM) and 21 (7 PM). Created by Jeree Wade, who performed at the legendary nightclub and who appears in this production as one of its most popular singers Damita Jo, the production focuses on a fictional love triangle, based loosely on fact, between the club's emcee and two of its leading ladies. (more...)

MCL Chicago Announces Sept-Oct 2014 Comedy Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

MCL Chicago and Executive Director Aaron Shapiro are proud to announce their September and October performance schedule. All performances take place at the newly renovated MCL Chicago, 3110 N. Sheffield Ave., and are BYOB. (more...)

The Aces of Comedy Series Presents Kevin James and Ray Romano, 11/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The Mirage welcomes back Comedians Ray Romano of “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Hitch” star Kevin James November 14 – 15 when they perform together at the Terry Fator Theatre. Romano will charm the audience with his smooth comedic style while James will entertain audience members with his quick wit. (more...)

Breaking News: James Corden-Led A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Revival Postponed
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony winner James Corden will be the new host of THE LATE LATE SHOW. Corden - a multi-faceted performer, host, writer and producer with accomplishments that span television, theater, film and comedy - will take the reins of the daily late night show in 2015.While that means good news for late night television audiences, it strikes a blow to the producers of the planned Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,' in which Corden was to star. (more...)

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: The Fluffy Movie
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Laugh out loud with one of the most entertaining stand-up Comedians of all-time when the side-splitting comedy, The Fluffy Movie arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 21, 2014 and DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet on October 7, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. In addition, the Blu-ray , DVD and DIGITAL HD feature an exciting extended edition of the film providing exclusive never-before-seen footage from this year's sold-out 'Unity Through Laughter' national tour with Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias. (more...)

WHOSE LINE's Laura Hall, TBS's Jenny Z and UCB to Headline 2014 Boston Comedy Arts Festival, 9/10-14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

ImprovBoston unites over 90 internationally-renowned improv, sketch and standup comedy acts for the 6th annual Boston Comedy Arts Festival. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Chase Padgett Kicks It Up in NASHVILLE HURRICANE
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Sep 6, 2014

BWW Interviews: Chase Padgett Kicks It Up in NASHVILLE HURRICANE (more...)

Tim Conway Leads Cast of Hallmark Channel Original Movie SURPRISED BY LOVE
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Hallmark Channel proudly announces six-time Emmy®-winning comedy legend Tim Conway (The Carol Burnett Show), Hilarie Burton (One Tree Hill, White Collar) and Paul Campbell (Battlestar Galactica, Spun Out) have been cast to star in Surprised By Love (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/5/14 - WINTER'S TALE in Central Park, 'MIGHTY REAL' Off-Broadway, Joan Rivers and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 5, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: THE WINTER'S TALE begins at the Delacorte, 'MIGHTY REAL' starts performances off-Broadway, RUTHLESS! benefits BC/EFA, we remember Joan Rivers and more! (more...)

Spectacle Management Presents TOMÁSEEN FOLEY'S A CELTIC CHRISTMAS, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Spectacle Management is proud to present Tomaseen Foley's 'A Celtic Christmas,' on Sunday, December 7 at 2pm at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Spend an evening with native Irish storyteller Tomaseen Foley and some of the most gifted Celtic musicians and dancers performing today as they share songs, stories and dance from Ireland's rich cultural heritage. Tickets are $69-$35 and go on sale Friday, September 12 at 10am by calling 866-722-8881 or at (more...)

PASSING ZONE SAVES THE WORLD, Family Juggling Show at Cullen Theater 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The Passing Zone Saves the World, featuring the comedy juggling team of Jon Wee and Owen Morse, is coming to Houston for one night only, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Preforming Arts. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Opens the BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season With TWO TRIPS, 9/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Manfred Honeck and soloist and YouTube sensation Valentina Lisitsa open the BNY Mellon Grand Classics season with "Two Trips" on September 19-21 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

The Passing Zone Coming to Houston, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The Passing Zone Saves the World, featuring the comedy juggling team of Jon Wee and Owen Morse, is coming to Houston for one night only, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Preforming Arts. (more...)

WITNESS UGANDA, MOMIX, Neil Gaiman and More Set for Park City Institute's 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Entertaining, educating and illuminating. Park City Institute (formerly known as Park City Performing Arts Foundation) presents a dynamic season of eclectic, electrifying, awe-inspiring and internationally acclaimed dancers, musicians, family entertainers, speakers, actors and performance troupes. (more...)

Tobin Center Celebrates Re-Opening in San Antonio Downtown Landmark
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

San Antonio - Architecturally striking on the outside and with world-class acoustics on the inside, The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts opens Thursday, September 4 in the heart of downtown with a dedication ceremony in the morning and a combined performance by the San Antonio Symphony, Opera San Antonio and Ballet San Antonio that evening. (more...)

Aussie Artists Fiona Joy & Trysette Announce Dates for U.S. Tour This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

On November 8th, they kick off their tour of Southwestern cities including Boulder, Denver, Albuquerque, Sedona, Tempe, Tucson, and Julian, CA; they'll be joined by the Finzer Mahoney Duo for the dates in New Mexico and Arizona. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

In the vein of the unauthorized stories of Saved by the Bell, Mork & Mindy, and Three's Company, Buntport Theater brings you the behind-the-scenes tribulations (and the in-front-of-the-scenes silliness) of a completely made-up sit-com! (more...)

Scoop: CRISTELA - *Series Premiere* on ABC - Friday, October 10, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 22, 2014

Get all the scoop on CRISTELA - *Series Premiere*, airing on ABC on Friday, October 10, 2014! (more...)

Crackle Begins Production on THE THROWAWAYS, Executively Produced BY Jeremy Renner
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Crackle, the multi-platform digital entertainment network, expands its portfolio of original content with the start of production on its second full-length feature film, THE THROWAWAYS, starring Golden Globe-nominated screen legend James Caan ('Las Vegas,' THE GODFATHER), Kevin Dillon ('Entourage,' PLATOON) and Sam Huntington ('Being Human,' SUPERMAN RETURNS). Written by Michael Ross (TURISTAS), directed by Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner Tony Bui (THREE SEASONS) and executive produced by Jeremy Renner (THE HURT LOCKER, THE TOWN) and Don Handfield (KILL THE MESSENGER, TOUCHBACK) through their production company The Combine along with Timothy Linh Bui. (more...)

Nancy Redman Adds Second United Solo Performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Actress/writer/comedian NANCY REDMAN joins forces with director AUSTIN PENDLETON for their third collaboration on the United Solo Theatre Festival: 'The Doctor Is Not In,' a sci-fi comedy exploring the hypocrisy of Hippocrates. The premiere Saturday, October 25 at 9 PM has sold out, and the Festival announces an added performance Saturday, November 15 at 2 PM. Performances at Theater Row, 410 West 42nd Street. (more...)

SPORTS JEOPARDY! With Dan Patrick to Premiere on Crackle, 9/24
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Crackle announced today that the first season of new television quiz show Sports Jeopardy! with Dan Patrick will premiere on Wednesday, September 24 on Crackle and all Crackle platforms. (more...)

Jet City Improv to Present CLUES, 10/2-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

This fall, Jet City Improv is putting out the heavy candlesticks and dusting up the parlor once again for the return of the hit murder mystery, Clues. (more...)

Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT Joins New York Comedy Festival, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

For the first time since its wildly successful launch,? Comedy Central's newest late night hit '@midnight,'produced by Funny Or Die, will hit the road this fall, trading Silicon Beach for Silicon Alley. The social media sensation joins the stellar lineup of the 2014 New York Comedy Festival to tape a week of shows which will air Monday, November 3 throughThursday, November 6 at Midnight ET/PT. Hosted by Chris Hardwick (@nerdist), the special NYCF week of episodes will include visual and textual nods to New York and feature a coterie of Comedians playing fan favorites such as #HashtagWars, Rapid Refresh and Sweet Emoji. The '@midnight' tapings will be filmed at ABC Television Center on Manhattan's Upper West Side and fans may request free tickets 'Sure, we get a lot of Comedians to come onto our show in Los Angele (more...)

Joy Behar to Bring ME, MY MOUTH & I Reading to Cherry Lane's 'Tongues' Series, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Cherry Lane Theatre's TONGUES: a reading series presents 'Me, My Mouth & I', written and performed by Joy Behar on Tuesday, September 23 at 2pm at Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street, NYC (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Friars Club's SUNSHINE COMMITTEE ALL STAR COMEDY SHOW at The Jerry Lewis Monestery
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 18, 2014

I don't think that there has ever been a person that has been in the Friars club who has not shared a laugh or left the Monastery not smiling. That in itself is a huge accomplishment, but the Friars do so much more than entertain themselves and enjoy their camaraderie. The Friars Club's Sunshine Committee (Tom DeBow chairman) is to the Friars Club what Ronald McDonald House is to McDonald's-they bring a ray of sunshine to those who need it most! (more...)

Jon Reep to Perform at Comedy Works Larimer Square, 10/16-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Jon is one of the hardest working comics in America, performing on television, in films and selling out clubs and theaters across the country. His show is supersonic energy filled with non-stop characters, super clever writing and of course the one talent that separates Jon from all other Comedians in the world: He's the best redneck dancer since Elvis. (more...)

CBS SUNDAY MORNING Posts Year-to-Year Gains in Viewers
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD posted a year-to-year gain in viewers and remained the #1 Sunday morning news program with viewers and adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sept. 14. (more...)

Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT to Air from New York Comedy Festival This November
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

For the first time since its wildly successful launch, Comedy Central's newest late night hit "@midnight," produced by Funny Or Die, will hit the road this fall (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs New Single 'It's Your World'; Dreamgirls Duet on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Grammy Award winning recording artist and Academy Award winning actress, Jennifer Hudson performed her new hit single, 'It's Your World' on last night's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT live results show. (more...)

Louis C.K., John Mulaney, John Oliver & More Set for 8th Annual Stand Up For Heroes, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Stand Up for Heroes, New York's most impactful night of comedy and music, returns to the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. Presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) and New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), the star-studded occasion honors the sacrifice of returning service members, veterans and their families. (more...)

2014 Feast Festival Program Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Adelaide is set to sparkle this November as the Feast Festival brings icons of stage, stand-up and screen from around the globe as part its 2014 program, officially launched in Adelaide last night. (more...)

John Oliver, Bruce Springsteen & More to Perform at 8th Annual Stand Up for Heroes This November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Stand Up for Heroes, New York's most impactful night of comedy and music, returns to the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Bill Engvall Returns to Treasure Island, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Following a successful engagement earlier this year, Bill Engvall will bring his stand up comedy routine back to the Treasure Island Theatre Friday, October 24 at 9 p.m. Guests must be 16 years or older to attend. (more...)

Production Underway for New USA Series COMPLICATIONS, Starring Jason O'Mara
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

USA Network today announced the start of production on its new high-octane original drama, COMPLICATIONS, which began shooting this week in Atlanta, Georgia. (more...)

KIDS IN THE HALL'S Kevin McDonald to Return to Go Comedy, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Go Comedy! has announced the return of Kids In The Hall Co-Founder, Kevin McDonald, for a one-night only performance and improv workshop Sunday, September 21. Tickets for this special performance ($35) and all Go Comedy! shows ($5-$18) are available now online at and beginning at 6:00pm Wednesday - Sunday in person at the Go Comedy! box office. (more...)

Pirates and Vaudeville to Bring Family Fun to the Waterfront Museum Barge, 9/28-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

This year Red Hook's antique wooden barge is celebrating its 100th birthday with old-time family entertainment. Sponsored by Investors Bank & Brooklyn Bridge Realty, this series of two one-man performances features two Sunday spectaculars by a vaudeville comedian and a Pirate. Fall Family Fun entertainment aboard the historic Waterfront Museum & Showboat Barge Sundays, September 28 and October 5 at 1pm. First Come, First Served. (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre to Celebrate 125th Anniversary With Free Special Events, Beginning 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Celebrating a milestone 125th Anniversary Season, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University will open its doors for the entire community beginning on October 31 with the first film in the "Made in Chicago" Movie Series, "Chicago," and continuing on November 9 with Family Fun Day where all are welcome to experience the magic of the Auditorium Theatre while enjoying interactive activities, exciting crafts, special tours and more. Both events are free and open to the public. (more...)

IFC Orders Third Season of Original Comedy MARON
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

IFC today announced a third season renewal of Marc Maron's critically acclaimed original comedy series, Maron, produced by Fox Television Studios. (more...)

The Kiss Kiss Cabaret Sets Halloween, Holiday Shows, Begin. 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Kiss Kiss Cabaret presents the 5th annual 'Peek-A-Boo: An Ooky Spooky Halloween Revue', Oct. 3 through Nov. 7 followed by 'Holiday Spectacular' Nov. 14 through Dec. 19. There are no performances on Friday, Nov. 28 or Dec. 26. The Kiss Kiss Cabaret performances are on Fridays at 11 p.m. at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. General admission tickets are $20 and VIP tickets, which include reserved seating, interactions with the host throughout the show, and post-show photo opportunities with the cast, are $25. For tickets or information visit (more...)

Kathy Griffin Coming to Sound Board in January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

MotorCity Casino Hotel welcomes Kathy Griffin to Sound Board on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8 p.m. (more...)

SOPHIE TUCKER: LAST OF THE RED HOT MAMAS to Play Bickford Theatre, 10/2-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that Sophie Tucker: Last of the Red Hot Mamas will open the Bickford Theatre's 2014/2015 season. Written by Richard Hopkins, Jack Fournier, and Kathy Halenda, the show will run in Morristown from October 2 through October 19, 2014. (more...)

Comedy Central to Premiere Season 3 of GABRIEL IGLESIAS PRESENTS STAND-UP REVOLUTION, 10/3
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

It's the return of Fluffy! Worldwide comedic sensation Gabriel Iglesias is back on Comedy Central for the third season of "Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution," premiering on Friday, October 3 at Midnight ET/PT. (more...)

Jerry Seinfeld Finds 'Hearbreaking' Text; Remembers Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Jerry Seinfeld shared a tribute to Joan Rivers today on the Comedians IN CARS GETTING COFFEE Facebook page after discovering the legendary comedienne had agreed to appear on his show. (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on ABC - September 15-19, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 12, 2014

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, airing on ABC Monday, September 15-September 19, 2014! (more...)

InDepth InterView: Jane Lynch On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, GLEE Final Season, ANNIE On Broadway, HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT Emmy Win, Upcoming Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 12, 2014

Today we are talking to a two-time Emmy Award-winning stage and screen star who counts a modern-day TV icon among her most memorable roles, none other than nefarious and outrageous Sue Sylvester on FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE, the versatile Jane Lynch. Shedding light on her hosting duties for the upcoming GLBT equality charity event UPRISING OF LOVE, set to star Sting, Billy Porter and Patti LuPone, Lynch opens up about the importance of the cause and why she was drawn to participating in the show next week. Additionally, Lynch shares stories from her early theatre days - including performing in an amateur production of UPRISING OF LOVE co-producer Stephen Schwartz's own musical GODSPELL. Plus, Lynch recounts her experiences performing material from beloved family-friendly musical ANNIE on GLEE - with the world premiere of "Little Girls" having been hosted right here on BroadwayWorld - as well as her reflections on starring as Miss Hannigan in the most recent Broadway revival of the popular show. Of course, Lynch shares a brief but tantalizing preview of what viewers and gleeks alike can expect from the final season of GLEE, now back where it all began at McKinley High in Lima, Ohio. All of that, new information on her upcoming onscreen reunion with GLEE co-star Matthew Morrison and much, much more! (more...)

Tig Notaro Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Comedian Tig Notaro's Boyish Girl Interrupted Tour will stop at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Monday, September 29, at 8 p.m. She is called "a comic's comic", and her stage persona is somewhere on the Steven Wright-Todd Barry-Mitch Hedberg continuum. Hers is a distinct brand of observational comedy. Tig is known for her debut role in the feature film In a World, her work in Shreveport with Ryan Phillippe and Walk of Shame with Elizabeth Banks. No holds barred for this comedian who tells it like it is - from doing a bit on pop star Taylor Dane to announcing to the audience that she had breast cancer, Tig's stand-up has become 'instantly legendary' with many Comedians praising her work. This event is part of the Clark Construction Comedy Series. (more...)

Comedian Don Barnhart to Launch World Tour for the Troops this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Beginning fall 2014, stand up comedian Don Barnhart is bringing even laughter to the troops stationed around the world. (more...)

Performance Anxiety Chicago's BYOB Comedy Series Continues 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Performance Anxiety Chicago has announced the next installment of its free, BYOB monthly comedy series at The Pleasure Chest (3436 N. Lincoln, 60657) on Sept. 15 featuring headliner Dan Friesen. Friesen is a unique comedian with a rich voice made for radio and a beard made for the stage. He's the host of the Friesen Point podcast, where he discusses topics like conspiracy theories and comedy. Mostly conspiracy theories. (more...)

SINFUL PLEASURES BURLESQUE to Play the Butterfly Club, Oct 9 & 30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Sinful Pleasures Burlesque, an elaborate showcase featuring Classic, Neo, Unique, Boylesque and Dark Neo styles of Burlesque, is set for the Butterfly Club Thursday 9th and 30th October 2014. (more...)

The Orleans Showroom Presents Emmy Award-Winning Comedian Dana Carvey, 10/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Beloved funnyman Dana Carvey returns to the Orleans Showroom October 24-25. (more...)

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