Indie-Rockers Kleenex Girl Wonder Return with New Track 'Be to Be'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Indie-rock smart ass wordsmith pop laden heroes Kleenex Girl Wonder return debuting a new track 'Be to Be' off the upcoming dbl LP 'The Comedy Album' which is released on October 28th on ReesonableRecords. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE WRONG BOX Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Death takes a humorous turn in The Wrong Box, The Musical. A mysterious corpse is knocking about Victorian England, and two unscrupulous cousins are desperately trying to find it, except when they're desperately trying to lose it! It's a winner takes all race for the family inheritance laced with mayhem, deception, and twists along the way. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Casting Announced for First Floor Theater's World Premiere of DEER AND THE LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

First Floor Theater is excited to announce the cast of the first play of their fifth season,THE DEER AND THE LOVERS, a rollicking and revelatory world premiere from Emily Zemba, directed by Company MemberJesse Roth. (more...)

DEAD SEXY Burlesque to Return to The Elektra Theater for Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Terror has never been so titillating... 'Dead Sexy: The Off-Broadway Play,' returns to The Elektra Theater for Halloween, running October 16, 23 & 30 at 8:00pm, and Oct 29 at 11:59pm. (more...)

BWW Review: IMOGEN, Shakespeare's Globe, 23 September 2016
by Marianka Swain - Sep 26, 2016

The Globe is breaking bad. Cymbeline comes to us as Imogen - subtitled Renamed and Reclaimed, properly recognising that Imogen has far more to say than her royal father - but that's just the start of Matthew Dunster's bold, urban revamp. The king runs a coke empire. The exiles have a weed greenhouse. The court dresses in Adidas tracksuits, Cloten is a football hooligan, while Skepta and Sicario soundtrack each strip lighting-illuminated tableau, revealed by the parting of slaughterhouse plastic curtains. (more...)

Wandering Bark Theatre Company Presents HEDDA (GABLER)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Ibsen's simmering, shimmering tale of a woman too large for her destiny gets a fresh adaptation, streamlined into a gilded juggernaut of secrecy and manipulation. Wandering Bark creates a collision of past and present to build a Hedda where the story's the same, but the devil's in the details. (more...)

Frank Vlastnik Completes Cast for THE WRONG BOX Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Death takes a humorous turn in The Wrong Box, The Musical. (more...)

Freeform's 18th Annual 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN Holiday Programming Event Airs October 19 – 31
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Freeform scares up some fun with its annual 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN celebration, featuring programming filled with thrills and chills as you count down to Halloween. The popular programming event, now in its 18th year, kicks off on Wednesday, October 19 and concludes on Monday, October 31. It will feature the network television premiere of “R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls” and the Freeform premiere of “Spooky Buddies.” Plus, the perennial favorite “Hocus Pocus.” (more...)

BWW Review: LUCKY STIFF: Loosey-goosey Fun For All
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 13, 2016

Stoneham Theatre has a lively hit on its hands with the Lynn Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty 1980s musical murder mystery farce, LUCKY STIFF. The rom-com romp stars young company alum Andrew Barbato, with direction by Caitlin Lowans, choreography by Ilyse Robbins, and music direction by Bethany Aiken. It's a madcap journey to Monte Carlo with a rich, dead uncle, mistaken identity, slamming doors, romance, and great songs. (more...)

Scoop: BONES on FOX - Thursday, September 15, 2016
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Get all the scoop on BONES, airing on FOX on Thursday, September 15, 2016! (more...)

Huntington Sets Special Events for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Sunday in the Park with George, Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. (more...)

ONSTAGE in Bedford Announces 32nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

ONSTAGE in Bedford Artistic Director Michael B. Winters announced tonight via Facebook the theater's 32nd season, which will be performed at the Trinity Arts Theater in the historic Bedford Boys Ranch. The new season will begin in January, 2017, with a mix of classic plays and newer works, including a regional premiere and three area premiere productions, as well as a new program the theater is calling 'SpotON',  a spotlight series featuring new works, staged readings and more. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016


Scoop: TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW on HBO - Friday, October 28, 2016
by TV Scoop - Oct 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW on HBO, airing on Friday, October 28, 2016! (more...)

by Liz Cearns - Oct 5, 2016


Nintendo News: Nintendo Download, Oct. 27, 2016: No Tricks, All Treats!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016


BWW Review: David Hyde Pierce Breathes Life Into Adam Bock's A LIFE
by Michael Dale - Oct 25, 2016

The tensest, most dramatic moments in director Anne Kauffman's premiere production of Adam Bock's A Life occur whenever designer Laura Jellinek's large unit set slowly rotates horizontally, like a rotisserie, to change locations. The loud extended creaking that accompanies every change sounds like something is about to snap and make the whole thing collapse. (more...)

Suzanne Vega, NY Comedy Festival and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for October 26 - November 6, 2016. Scroll down and visit for a complete list of shows! (more...)

David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW to Open Next Month in Brookfield
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

David Mamet's 'Speed-the-Plow' opens on Nov. 4 at The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts. (more...)

Suzanne Vega, Beth Malone, Kenyon Phillips and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running October 19-30, 2016. Scroll down for details, and visit for a complete list of shows! (more...)

FIRST LOOK: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Westchester Playhouse opens 11/11
by Shari Barrett - Oct 16, 2016

Kentwood Players proudly presents the wickedly inspired musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN with book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, opening Friday, November 11 through Saturday, December 17, 2016 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90045. The production is directed and choreographed by Alison Mattiza, assisted by Musical Director Catherine Rahm and Assistant Director Valerie Ruel, produced by Lori A. Marple-Pereslete by special arrangement with Musical Theatre International. (more...)

Metro Arts Presents DEATHFEST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Queensland's home of contemporary arts, Metro Arts has a death wish, literally. Its wish is to get the people of Queensland talking about death and embracing grief, and it plans to facilitate this happening through a program of arts and culture this November. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lake Forest Theatre Presents YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Lake Forest Theatre in its inaugural season presents, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, opening October 8 and running through October 30. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the production, along with co-director and choreographer Cameron Turner, at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theater, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: NIMBUS DANCE WORKS Sets Hearts Ablaze in Geolocate
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jun 7, 2016

The guerdon in attending a repertory company's concert is being able to savor the variety of work on display. Such was the case for Nimbus Dance Works' recent concert at Gibney Dance Center's Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center. Founded by Artistic Director Samuel Pott - a former soloist with The Martha Graham Dance Company and leading dancer with American Repertory Ballet - Nimbus places special emphasis on presenting work that engages communities across all spectrums. In celebration of its eleventh season, the company presented 'Geolocate' - a collection of work created by four choreographers from across the globe - in response to hateful rhetoric currently heard with alarming frequency in the news. This concept clearly spoke to a wide of array of people; the concert that I attended - closing night, June 4th, 2016 - contained the most diverse audience I have ever encountered. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image to Host Theo Angelopoulos Retrospective in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Greece's most prominent film director of the post-1968 era, Theo Angelopoulos (1935–2012) was a master cinema stylist. His investigations into history and politics, tyranny and resistance, and spiritual anomie and emotional devastation place him on equal footing with filmmakers like Andrei Tarkovsky, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Wim Wenders. Today, at a time when Greece has struggled with impending economic collapse, and as the country's refugee crisis has worsened, with displaced populations fleeing war in the Middle East and massing on its borders, the themes of Angelopoulos's cinema are pressing once again. Museum of the Moving Image will present Eternity and History: The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos, a complete retrospective of the director's career—the first in the United States in 25 years—from July 8 through 24, 2016. The retrospective will also be presented at the Harvard Film Archive in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from July 15 through August 22. The presentation of the retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image was made possible with support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce. (more...)

The Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry to Present CANTEEN TALES: QUEST OF THE GOLDEN SPORK, 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

?As part of its popular Summertime Saturday Puppet Shows for family audiences by UConn Puppet Arts students, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present Canteen Tales: Quest for the Golden Spork by UConn Puppet Arts MFA student and Connecticut native Shane McNeal on Saturday, July 2 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle, Storrs, CT. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: RIOULT DANCE NY Conjures Shades of Valiant Women
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jun 22, 2016

Mr. Rioult is a compelling storyteller. In 'Iphigenia' - which begins with a glimpse of the gruesome future - he confronts the tragedy head on by making it clear that the designated sacrifice is unaware of her fate. Watching Clytemnestra - Charis Haines, who handily walks away with the piece - batter a commanding Brian Flynn as Agamemnon reminds one that there is nothing so frightening as a mother whose child has been threatened. (more...)

THE WAKE OF DICK JOHNSON to Premiere This Summer at Maggie Mae's Whisky Room
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The spirit of Dick Johnson lives on after his death, and at his wake Dick is able to re-animate his corpse, grab a bottle of his beloved booze and enlighten attendees about the nature of the spirit world he's been visiting. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 6/24/2016 - 6/24/2016
by BWW - Jun 19, 2016

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 6/24/2016 - 6/24/2016! (more...)

L'AMANTE ANGLAISE Next Up at Fortyfivedownstairs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

A brutal murder is committed in a small town in France. The dismembered corpse is dropped from a railway viaduct onto passing trains below. All except the head. (more...)

Scoop: BONES on FOX - Thursday, June 16, 2016
by - Jun 13, 2016

Get all the scoop on BONES, airing on FOX on Thursday, June 16, 2016! (more...)

The Shelter to Stage World Premiere of THE RED ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

The Shelter (winners of Best Overall Play at FringeNYC 2015 with Night of the Living) will present the World Premiere of THE RED ROOM, a new American drama by Morgan McGuire. Directed by Jenny Beth Snyder, previews begin July 14 at TBG Theatre. Opening night is slated for Sunday, July 17. (more...)

Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry to Kick Off 2016 Summertime Saturday Puppet Show Series in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will once more present its popular Summertime Saturday Puppet Shows for family audiences by UConn Puppet Arts students on six Saturdays, July 2 through August 6, 2016. Each show will be performed twice, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. All performances will take place at the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle, Storrs, CT. Ballard Institute Director John Bell commented 'we are very excited that family audiences will be able to see new and exciting works in a variety of different forms of puppetry by talented UConn Puppet Arts students.' (more...)

JAW 2016 Playwrights Announced; Free Public Readings to be Held in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

?Three scripts have been selected from more than 175 submissions to be featured in Portland Center Stage's 18th annual festival for new work development, JAW: A Playwrights Festival. Playwright Kevin Artigue will develop The Forcings, a magic realism-infused play that stares unflinchingly at a family in crisis and a civilization barreling toward extinction; Mia Chung will develop Catch as Catch Can, a story exploring the shifting roles we play in the presence of family; and Nathan Dame will develop The Saints, a funny and poignant journey of a young woman making her way back to hope. To add to the excitement of this year's JAW festivities, PCS will also workshop two of the world premiere productions that are slated for its 2016-2017 season: Wild and Reckless, a new musical event from Blitzen Trapper; and Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore by Lauren Weedman (The People's Republic of Portland, 2013 and 2015). (more...)

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Presents THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WONDER, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

As part of its popular Summertime Saturday Puppet Shows for family audiences by UConn Puppet Arts students, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present The Wonderful World of Wonder by UConn Puppet Arts MFA student Gavin Cummins and Philadelphia-based artist and musician Gwendolyn Rooker onSaturday, July 16 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., at the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle, Storrs, CT. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Transporting audiences to an era of mobsters, moonshine, and murder, one of the city's most unique, interactive, and surreal theatre experiences returns at Weylin, the newly restored Williamsburg Savings Bank landmark building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO & JULIET Ennobles at MetOpera
by Matt Hanson - Jul 5, 2016

Sir Kenneth MacMillan silenced the Bard to the wordless storytelling of corporeal movement. His three-act Romeo & Juliet remounted at MetOpera this June 20-25, ennobled by three decades in American Ballet Theatre repertory. (more...)

Exquisite Corpse presents 'The Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte on Governors Island
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Exquisite Corpse Company Presents New Performance and Art Installation Based on the work of Surrealist Painter, Rene Magritte. Exquisite Corpse Company, a Brooklyn-based, integrated performance art collective, presents a new performance and art installation called The Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte, inspired by the work of surrealist painter, Rene Magritte. The show premieres August 6th, running every Saturday and Sunday through September 25, 2016 at House 17 at Nolan Park Governors Island in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: A Tangled Web - SPIDER'S WEB at the Alley Theatre
by Guest Blogger: Gary Laird - Jul 22, 2016

Summer Chills at the Alley Theatre is all about entertainment. There are no axes to grind; no hidden depths to plumb, which is great, because it's too hot to do much besides sit in air-conditioned comfort and watch other people exert themselves. (more...)

Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival Announces Full Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Bruce Campbell's Horror Film Festival today announced the full lineup for its third annual festivities on August 18-21, in conjunction with Wizard World Chicago. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Premiere New Season of KILLER INSTINCT WITH CHRIS HANSEN, 7/25
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The second season follows Hansen as he investigates every aspect of the motives and emotions behind some of the nation's most shocking murders. With no holds barred, rare access and intimate interviews to those closest to the case, the all new season of KILLER INSTINCT WITH CHRIS HANSEN premieres Monday, July 25 at 9/8c, only on ID. (more...)

BWW Review: Monty Python is Alive and Well at the Overtime
by Backstage Bunny - Jul 11, 2016

Fans of Monty Python will have a great time at the Overtime Theatre's production of 'Black: A Comedy of Bubonic Proportions' - a production which marks a promising debut for Morgan Clyde, who wrote the play as a first-time playwright, and Sarah Goodwin as a first-time director. (more...)

Warpaint Extends Fall Tour with Facial, Goldensuns and VS Colour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Warpaint extend their expansive fall tour with new dates today, including November 12 at Nashville's 3rd & Lindsey, November 17 at Austin's Emo's and November 22 at San Diego's Observatory North Park. (more...)

Programme Announced for Dublin Theatre Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016


FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training to Open Dog Days Theatre Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training is pleased to present the inaugural season of Dog Days Theatre for summer 2017, a new theater project offering smart, contemporary works just light enough for the dog days of summer. (more...)

TOSCANA, OR WHAT I REMEMBER to Open This September at Cherry Lane Studio
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

TOSCANA, Or What I Remember, a new play by Marta Mondelli, begins at Cherry Lane Theatre Studio September 15th and runs through October 1st. (more...)

Dialogue with Three Chords to Launch 6th Season with BORN DRY BUT DETERMINED TO DROWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) kicks off their sixth season of independent theatre in Greenwich Village with BORN DRY BUT DETERMINED TO DROWN. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016


FIRST LOOK: A PHOENIX TOO FREQUENT at Greystone Mansion Tonight 8/14
by Shari Barrett - Aug 14, 2016

Melanie MacQueen directs actors of Theatre 40 in a staged reading of A Phoenix Too Frequent, written by Christopher Fry in 1946. This event is part of Classics in the Courtyard, a 20-year-old series presented in the inner courtyard of historic Greystone Estate in Beverly Hills. The cast includes Jennifer Laks, Jonathan Medina and LeeAnn Rowe. (more...)

Warpaint's HEADS UP Coming Fall; First Single 'New Song' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Heads Up, the highly anticipated third album from Los Angeles-based band Warpaint, is set for release September 23 via Rough Trade Records. The first song from the new album, “New Song,” premieres today. (more...)

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