The Clown School to Launch Level 2 Classes, 8/30The Clown School to Launch Level 2 Classes, 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Beginning Sunday, August 30, The Clown School opens its doors to current and returning students for the Clowning Level 2 class, Tears of a Clown, taught by seasoned performer and Clown School instructor Zachary Steel at Live Arts LA in Eagle Rock. This class aims to dive deeper into the beautiful and maddening world of the clown, inviting participants to immerse themselves in clown character and paradigm. Students must have taken either the Clowning Level 1 class or a similar qualifying class, or have had previous clown experience to enroll in Tears of a Clown. (more...)

SCANDAL's Josh Malina and Katie Lowes Set for BACHELOR IN PARADISE: AFTER PARADISE DebutSCANDAL's Josh Malina and Katie Lowes Set for BACHELOR IN PARADISE: AFTER PARADISE Debut
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

“Scandal” stars and #BachelorNation fans Josh Malina and Katie Lowes will join Ashley I. and a surprise cast member as panelists on ABC's new life after-show “Bachelor In Paradise: After Paradise” on Monday, August 3 (9:01–10:01 p.m., ET/PT) following the two-night premiere of “Bachelor in Paradise.”     (more...)

Act II Playhouse in Ambler to Present BIG PANTS AND HOT FLASHES, 8/15Act II Playhouse in Ambler to Present BIG PANTS AND HOT FLASHES, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Act II Playhouse in Ambler is proud to present 'Big Pants and Hot Flashes,' with Comedians Kevin Meaney and Julia Scotti, on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. (more...)

HBO to Debut AMY SCHUMER: LIVE FROM THE APOLLO, 10/17HBO to Debut AMY SCHUMER: LIVE FROM THE APOLLO, 10/17
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

AMY SCHUMER: LIVE FROM THE APOLLO, featuring the comedy star in her first HBO stand-up special, debuts SATURDAY, OCT. 17 (10:00-11:00 p.m.ET/PT). (more...)

Jeff Foxworthy & Larry The Cable Guy to Reunite at Detroit's Fox Theatre, 10/17Jeff Foxworthy & Larry The Cable Guy to Reunite at Detroit's Fox Theatre, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Superstar Comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy will reunite on the “We've Been Thinking Tour” to bring an unforgettable night of comedy to the Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 17 at 8 p.m. During this momentous event, both Comedians will deliver a laughter-packed evening of all new material before they come together on stage for an uproarious encore you won't want to miss! (more...)

Don Barnhart to Host 'Entertaining The Military' Seminar, 9/25Don Barnhart to Host 'Entertaining The Military' Seminar, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Celebrating its Sixth Anniversary as America's largest comedy contest, the World Series of Comedy is bringing in award winning comedian Don Barnhart to host a seminar on entertaining the military. Comedian, booker, comedy coach and filmmaker Don Barnhart will host an 'Entertaining The Troops' seminar September 25th at 11:00am during the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas. T (more...)

The Persian Room to Welcome Cathy Merkel-Roddy, 8/11The Persian Room to Welcome Cathy Merkel-Roddy, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

THE PERSIAN ROOM 's Summer Cabaret Nights will continue Tuesday, August 11 at 8:00pm with Cathy Merkel-Roddy in 'Celebrate the Greats.' (more...)

Five for Fighting to Join N.C. Symphony in Concert This Coming SpringFive for Fighting to Join N.C. Symphony in Concert This Coming Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Acclaimed singer and songwriter John Ondrasik, best known by his stage name Five for Fighting, joins the North Carolina Symphony onstage for the first time ever on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at 8 p.m., in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

Russell Simmons Signs Production & Development Deal with HBORussell Simmons Signs Production & Development Deal with HBO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

HBO has made an overall first-look deal for premium television with visionary multi-platform producer Russell Simmons' new media company All Def Digital (ADD). Under the terms of the agreement, the Def Jam Records co-founder and his team will create and develop a wide range of television projects for HBO. (more...)

MIRANDA SINGS' New Self-Help Book Hits No. 6 on Best-Seller List!MIRANDA SINGS' New Self-Help Book Hits No. 6 on Best-Seller List!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Miranda Sings, (aka Colleen Ballinger) new book 'Self-Help' was released on July 21st from Simon & Schuster. The latest project from the Youtube sensation has landed at No. 6  on this week's USA Today best seller list.  (more...)

VIDEO: Miranda Sings! Shares New Musical Response to Haters!VIDEO: Miranda Sings! Shares New Musical Response to Haters!
by Stage Tube - Jul 30, 2015

Youtube sensation Miranda Sings! aka Colleen Ballinger-Evans shared a new musical video in response to the mean-spirited comments she has received over the years (more...)

Return of FASHION POLICE Among E!'s August Programming HighlightsReturn of FASHION POLICE Among E!'s August Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

E! announces the following August 2015 programming highlights: (more...)

Melbourne Comedy's Rising Stars Returning Next MonthMelbourne Comedy's Rising Stars Returning Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

In March and May, local comedian Michael Shafar (Footy Couch, 3 Little Gigs, 3 Course Comedy, Round Squares) put together two comedy bills that went absolutely ballistic, selling out both shows well before the comics took to the stage. He is proud to be returning with a new line-up of Melbourne's finest Comedians on the 22nd of August. (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Set for Roundabout Edinburgh Festival FringeRoyal Court Theatre Set for Roundabout Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The Royal Court Theatre will be joining Paines Plough's EARLIER/LATER Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme at Roundabout @ Summerhall with Manwatching, an explicit insight into heterosexual female desire. (more...)

Colin Quinn, Patina Miller, Alan Cumming and More Set for Landmark on Main Street's 2015-16 SeasonColin Quinn, Patina Miller, Alan Cumming and More Set for Landmark on Main Street's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Landmark on Main Street is pleased to announce the first 26 shows in our 2015-16 season.  (more...)

Josh Gad & Luke Evans In First Set Photo Working On BEAUTY & THE BEASTJosh Gad & Luke Evans In First Set Photo Working On BEAUTY & THE BEAST
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 29, 2015

A first look at the stars on set in BEAUTY & THE BEAST! (more...)

Matthew Broderick Joins Annaleigh Ashford in SYLVIA on BroadwayMatthew Broderick Joins Annaleigh Ashford in SYLVIA on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Producers of the Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's SYLVIA just announced that two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick (Brighton Beach Memoirs, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) completes the cast of the forthcoming production, to be staged by Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan (Proof). (more...)

Broadway's SYLVIA on the Prowl for K-9 Models for Show's ArtworkBroadway's SYLVIA on the Prowl for K-9 Models for Show's Artwork
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

On the heels of today's big addition of Matthew Broderick to the cast of the Broadway revival of SYLVIA, -- the modern romantic comedy about a midlife crisis, empty nesters, commitment, therapists, and a dog who is life-changing -- the show's producers are looking for yet another star. There will be an open call for a K-9 model to be the real-life face of the dog played by Annaleigh Ashford. (more...)

Craig Ferguson Coming to Van Wezel, 12/1Craig Ferguson Coming to Van Wezel, 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Craig Ferguson, one of Britain's leading Comedians will be appearing at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, December 1st at 8:00pm. Tickets go on-sale Friday, July 31 at 10am. (more...)

Uproar Entertainment to Release First Comedy CD from Tobe HixxUproar Entertainment to Release First Comedy CD from Tobe Hixx
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

 Comedy saved Tobe Hixx's life! A skinny kid who was often teased and ridiculed by his peers, Hixx ultimately turned to a life of crime that included gangs and selling crack. After stints in both state and federal prison, Hixx chose to return to his first love, comedy. Uproar Entertainment announces a new comedy CD from Hixx, 'Laugh or Die.' (more...)

John Early, The Skivvies and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub at The PublicJohn Early, The Skivvies and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming performances, July 29 - August 9, 2015. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Comedy Central Launches New SiriusXM Show THE BONFIRE WITH BIG JAY OAKERSON AND DAN SODERComedy Central Launches New SiriusXM Show THE BONFIRE WITH BIG JAY OAKERSON AND DAN SODER
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Listen up everyone, Comedy Central is launching its first live weekly show on SiriusXM's Comedy Central Radio (channel 95). "The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder" will premiere on Monday, July 27 (more...)

'That's A Wrap!' Josh Gad Shares Update From Set Of BEAUTY & THE BEAST'That's A Wrap!' Josh Gad Shares Update From Set Of BEAUTY & THE BEAST
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 27, 2015

Josh Gad wraps up his work on BEAUTY & THE BEAST! (more...)

ELTC & CM Film Society to Present THE GENERALELTC & CM Film Society to Present THE GENERAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

An accurate recreation of a Civil War episode, hundreds of extras, dangerous stunt sequences, and a real locomotive falling from a burning bridge into a gorge far below - the most expensive shot of the entire silent film era - and it all can be seen in "The General" on Sunday, August 9 at 8:30pm, co-sponsored by East Lynne Theater Company and The Cape May Film Society.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tziporela's ODD BIRDZ is Funny as EverBWW Reviews: Tziporela's ODD BIRDZ is Funny as Ever
by David Clarke - Jul 25, 2015

The Birdz are back by popular demand, and they're as funny as ever. Last October, I had the pleasure of reviewing Tziporela's ODD BIRDZ, when the hilarious sketch comedy troupe made their US Debut at New York City's The Player's Theatre. While back with the same show, some bits have been tweaked and expanded. Whether you saw them in 2014 or not, Tziporela's ODD BIRDZ is sure to have you bowled over with laughter. (more...)

Juan Francisco Villa's DON CHIPOTLE to Make World Premiere at the Storefront Theater Next MonthJuan Francisco Villa's DON CHIPOTLE to Make World Premiere at the Storefront Theater Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

terraNOVA Collective and The Playground Theater, in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, are pleased to announce the world premiere of DON CHIPOTLE by Juan Francisco Villa (Empanada for a Dream), directed by Jo Cattell. A new Latino superhero is born in this epic coming-of-age adventure, told through theatre, puppetry, animation, music and a children's choir. DON CHIPOTLE will play August 25 - September 27, 2015 at the Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph St. in Chicago.  (more...)

Cal Shakes to Continue 41st Season with THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, 8/12-9/6Cal Shakes to Continue 41st Season with THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, 8/12-9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2015 season with groundbreaking playwright Charles Ludlam's high-camp homage to the horror genre, The Mystery of Irma Vep. Directed by Jonathan Moscone in his final production as Cal Shakes Artistic Director, and featuring Danny Scheie and Liam Vincent, The Mystery of Irma Vep plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from August 12 through September 6. (more...)

NDSF to Present WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (ABRIDGED,) 8/4-30NDSF to Present WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (ABRIDGED,) 8/4-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF), in association with Shakespeare Napa Valley, announces the arrival of esteemed visiting artists Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor and their latest laugh-out-loud comedy, William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged). (more...)

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP Begins 8/22 at FringeNYCAMERICA'S NEXT TOP Begins 8/22 at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

TMI Project presents Julie Novak in her tour de force solo show AMERICA'S NEXT TOP: One Top's Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes as part of the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival starting Saturday August 22ndat Under St. Marks Theater. Eva Tenuto directs. (more...)

Protester Urges Olney Theatre to Close Production of THE PRODUCERS Due to Hitler Jokes; Actor RespondsProtester Urges Olney Theatre to Close Production of THE PRODUCERS Due to Hitler Jokes; Actor Responds
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Controversy is brewing at the Olney Theatre in their latest production of THE PRODUCERS.  Several weeks into the run of the show, the company management and actors began receiving messages via email and Twitter from a man who thought it was inappropriate to joke about such sensitive material as Hitler. He began protesting outside the theater with signs such as, 'SAY NO TO HITLER MUSICAL,' and 'HITLER NO JOKE.' (more...)

TRIPLE THREAT W/ KIMBALL ALLEN Comes to Triple Door Next MonthTRIPLE THREAT W/ KIMBALL ALLEN Comes to Triple Door Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Seattle based entertainer, Kimball Allen, hosts TRIPLE THREAT w/ KIMBALL ALLEN, the recurring 90-minute showcase, at the illustrious Triple Door in downtown Seattle. (more...)

Golden Globe Award-Winning Actor, Comedian And Michigan Native Tim Allen Announced As Grand Marshal For America's Thanksgiving Parade' Presented By Art VanGolden Globe Award-Winning Actor, Comedian And Michigan Native Tim Allen Announced As Grand Marshal For America's Thanksgiving Parade' Presented By Art Van
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

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LGBTQ Comedian John Loos to Shamelessly Attempt the SNL Dream at Annoyance TheatreLGBTQ Comedian John Loos to Shamelessly Attempt the SNL Dream at Annoyance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Every improviser in Chicago has the same dream: to be on Saturday Night Live. This one dreams almost single-handedly powers the great Chicago comedy industry. (more...)

EPIX to Premiere Comedy Special MARC MARON: MORE LATER, 12/4EPIX to Premiere Comedy Special MARC MARON: MORE LATER, 12/4
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Premium TV network EPIX announced today that it will showcase the sharp, cynical humor of stand-up comedian, actor and author Marc Maron, in the one-hour Original Comedy Event Marc Maron: More Later making its World Television Premiere Friday, December 4, at 10pm ET/PT, 9C on EPIX. (more...)

FX Cancels THE COMEDIANS, Starring Josh Gad & Billy CrystalFX Cancels THE COMEDIANS, Starring Josh Gad & Billy Crystal
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

FX has cancelled THE Comedians, starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, after one season on the air. (more...)

Los Angeles School of Gymnastics To Perform at the Opening Ceremonies for the World Special Olympics GamesLos Angeles School of Gymnastics To Perform at the Opening Ceremonies for the World Special Olympics Games
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

CULVER CITY, Calif., July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Los Angeles School of Gymnastics and its top athletes will repeat history as its Executive Director, Mrs. Alla Svirsky who led the USA Rhythmic Gymnastics Team in 1984 at the Opening Ceremonies of the Games of the XXIII Olympiad will re-visit this historic moment as the Leadership of the LA School of Gymnastics team to re-create a theatrical performance to launch the Opening Performance of the World Olympic Games in conjunction with Emmy-winning Choreographer Debbie Allen. 'We are honored to be part of this event and as long standing supporters of the Special Olympics, revisiting the home of the 1984 Olympic Games,' says Berenson, a former USA Junior Olympian and USA Maccabi World Team Coach. (more...)

Debut of New Denis Leary Comedy Series SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL Delivers Ratings WinDebut of New Denis Leary Comedy Series SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL Delivers Ratings Win
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

The premiere of Denis Leary's new comedy series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll racked up the largest Live+3 lift ever for any comedy series premiere in FX Networks' history in both Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers. Read more at http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2015/07/21/sexanddrugsandrockandroll-scores-largest-ever-liveplus3-lift-of-any-comedy-series-premiere-in-fx-networks-history-165514/20150721fx02/#pcXow7diptXqJGEo.99 (more...)

FXX Announces Season Premiere Dates for THE LEAGUE & YOU'RE THE WORSTFXX Announces Season Premiere Dates for THE LEAGUE & YOU'RE THE WORST
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

FXX is the destination for comedy this fall with the seventh and final season of its hit comedy series The League and the second season of the acclaimed comedy You're The Worst, (more...)

New Exhibition Series from Broadcast Media Collection Launches in September at Jewish MuseumNew Exhibition Series from Broadcast Media Collection Launches in September at Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

With a new, ongoing exhibition series called The Television Project, the Jewish Museum will introduce visitors to a dynamic part of its collection: the National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting (NJAB), the largest and most comprehensive body of broadcast materials on 20th century Jewish culture in the United States. The inaugural exhibition, The Television Project: Picturing a People, on view at the Jewish Museum from September 25, 2015 through February 14, 2016, will feature artistically significant program excerpts celebrating the brilliance of writing, directing, performance, and production in American television, as well as related works of art, artifacts, and ephemera. Picturing a People will include clips from the following programs: The Ed Sullivan Show, Northern Exposure, The Twilight Zone, The Goldbergs, The Simpsons, My Name is Barbra, and Eichmann Trial Coverage (ABC News). (more...)

Syfy & UCP Begin Production on THE MAGICIANSSyfy & UCP Begin Production on THE MAGICIANS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Syfy and Universal Cable Productions' (UCP) latest scripted drama series, The Magicians, will commence season one production on August 4 in Vancouver, Canada. The 13 episode season will air in early 2016 on Syfy. (more...)

Live Music Lineup Set for UNDER THE OAKS at Theatricum Botanicum, 8/20-9/17Live Music Lineup Set for UNDER THE OAKS at Theatricum Botanicum, 8/20-9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Theatricum's 'Under the Oaks' series brings performance and live music to the Topanga woods in the intimate S. Mark Taper Pavilion at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum. (more...)

VIDEO:  Ed Helms and Rob Riggle Play 'Baptism by Fire' on @MIDNIGHTVIDEO: Ed Helms and Rob Riggle Play 'Baptism by Fire' on @MIDNIGHT
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Inspired by a low point in Chris's professional career, Al Madrigal, Ed Helms and Rob Riggle reminisce about terrible jobs they've held down and play 'Baptism by Fire' on Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT. (more...)

Nick Nassiri Launches 'Bid Network Online', the World's First Interactive, Real Time, Live Streaming Online Auction SiteNick Nassiri Launches 'Bid Network Online', the World's First Interactive, Real Time, Live Streaming Online Auction Site
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA(Marketwired - Aug 4, 2015) - With online sales of art projected to be over $3.5 billion in 2015, brick-and-mortar auctions, which have been around since 500 B.C., may well become an endangered species, just like record stores, video rentals and pay phones. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Calling All Dogs! SYLVIA Team Seeks a K-9 Counterpart for Annaleigh Ashford!Photo Coverage: Calling All Dogs! SYLVIA Team Seeks a K-9 Counterpart for Annaleigh Ashford!
by Walter McBride - Aug 4, 2015

Producers of the Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's Sylvia recently announced that they are seeking a 'model' K-9 to be the real-life face of the dog played by Annaleigh Ashford. The selected dog will have its picture built into the set, and the photo will be revealed at the end of every performance during a scene where Sylvia's owner looks at a photo of her. (more...)

BWW Features: Tiger Dublin Fringe Brings Back Spiegeltent for 21st CelebrationsBWW Features: Tiger Dublin Fringe Brings Back Spiegeltent for 21st Celebrations
by Chris McCormack - Aug 4, 2015

The return of the Spiegeltent lends greater diversity to the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival, and may usher in a new maturity in time for its 21st birthday. (more...)

The Second City Heads to Pittsburgh Public Theater, 8/28-29The Second City Heads to Pittsburgh Public Theater, 8/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Fresh, fast and spectacularly funny, Chicago's legendary comedy troupe, The Second City, returns to Pittsburgh Public Theater with a new show on Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29, 2015. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Brasil Summerfest, John Early and More Set for Joe's Pub, 8/5-16Jane Lynch, Brasil Summerfest, John Early and More Set for Joe's Pub, 8/5-16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running August 5 - August 16, 2015. (more...)

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade Sets 2015-16 SeasonFRIGID New York @ Horse Trade Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade announces their seventeenth season, which will include their annual productions of The Pumpkin Pie Show, The HP Lovecraft Festival, Gotham Storytelling Festival, the Winter Burlesque Blitz, STEM Fest, The Fire This Time Festival, the FRIGID New York Festival, and Queerly, along with productions by resident artists Cave Theatre Co. and Battalion Theatre Company.  (more...)

2015 Burbank Comedy Festival Announces Family Friendly Lineup2015 Burbank Comedy Festival Announces Family Friendly Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Laughter is not just for adults at the Burbank Comedy Festival.  Kids too will have the opportunity to learn, laugh, and engage in two shows crafted specially for the young at heart on Sunday, August 16, and on Saturday, August 22. (more...)

Don Barnhart Brings Laughter To The Troops Stationed OverseasDon Barnhart Brings Laughter To The Troops Stationed Overseas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2015

Bringing laughter to the troops is a priority for comedian Don Barnhart as he begins another world tour for the men and women serving overseas in the Armed Forces. (more...)

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