Tichina Arnold to Hos 2015 TRIUMPH AWARDS on TV One
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

In a year defined by civil rights cases that have galvanized the country, the National Action Network (NAN) and Reverend Al Sharpton, are partnering with TV One to present the first-ever television broadcast of The 2015 Triumph Awards. (more...)

The Box Toronto Kicks Off ONE MORE NIGHT FESTIVAL Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Back by popular demand, The Box Toronto presents the second annual One More Night Festival. It is one more chance to see 9 of the most in-demand and successful productions from the GTA, and beyond. It is a theatre bonus for everyone to enjoy! From 'Patron's Pick' and 'Critic's Choice,' to Sold-Out houses and rave reviews, these 9 shows are red hot and ready to perform one more night of magic at The Box Toronto! (more...)

CRITIC'S CHOICE: Scaring Up Theatrical Fun for Halloween
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 30, 2015

It's Halloween weekend and every dramatic personage and theatrical type we've ever encountered is caught up in the annual rush to find just the right costume for their holiday revelries (we confess we've never had the knack for coming up with Halloween get-ups - not since we went in drag to a party at the First Baptist Church as the age of 12…tongues were wagging, we are certain, but we lived to tell about it, so it couldn't have been that bad). In the meantime, there are all sorts of onstage happenings this weekend to keep you otherwise engaged should the difficulty of selecting your costume prove to be too much. (more...)

Warner TV's GOTHAM Snags Primetime Top Spot in the Philippines
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Gotham City's villains scored an epic victory last month as Warner TV cleaned up in Philippines' primetime. (more...)

Skylight Theatre's EL GRANDE CIRCUS DE COCA COLA to Transfer to Colony Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

The Colony Theatre is pleased to announce that it is bringing to its mid-size Equity theatre the wildly successful, LA Times Critic's Choice production of EL GRANDE CIRCUS DE COCA-COLA by Ron House, directed by Alan Shearman and based on El Grande de Coca-Cola by Ron House, Diz White, Alan Shearman, and John Neville-Andrews. (more...)

CRITIC'S CHOICE: We're Back With Some Tips for Fall
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 15, 2015

We're back! After an extended absence due to The Last Five Years (we directed it to boffo notices from our critical colleagues), The 2015 First Night Honors (which played to SRO crowds at Chaffin's Barn in September) and a sense of overwhelming malaise and ennui (we are ever so dramatic at times), BWW Nashville's Critic's Choice is back on the interwebs, offering you our insights and advice on the shows that are coming up and what you should try to find time to see - or to avoid at all costs, depending on our perspective. (more...)

Photo Flash: EL GRANDE CIRCUS DE COCA COLA at the Colony Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2015

The Colony Theatre is pleased to announce that it is bringing to its mid-size Equity theatre the wildly successful, LA Times Critic's Choice production of EL GRANDE CIRCUS DE COCA-COLA by Ron House, directed by Alan Shearman and based on El Grande de Coca-Cola by Ron House, Diz White, Alan Shearman, and John Neville-Andrews. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

HELLCAB Opens 12/3 at The Elephant Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Elephant Theatre Company has announced the return of 'HELLCAB', at The Elephant Theatre. The Critic's Choice Holiday favorite, by Will Kern, will be directed by David Fofi. This 90 minute show is set to open in a limited engagement on December 3rd, 2014) (more...)

Photo Flash: HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN Will Arrive at the Royal George Theatre in April
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin will begin performances on April 7, 2016 in Felder's Chicago theatrical home, the Royal George Theatre. Having broken box office records at Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse in its world premiere, Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin makes its Midwest premiere in a strictly limited engagement. (more...)

CRITIC'S CHOICE: Get Ahead of the Holiday Rush
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 13, 2015

Turkeys are on-sale at your local supermarket, so there's no better way to know Thanksgiving is just around the corner - yep, less than two weeks away! - which means that local theater companies will be unleashing their holiday season productions with enough productions of A Christmas Story (both the musical and the play), It's A Wonderful Life and Ebenezer Scrooge-led shows that you could shake a stick at! (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week in Music City?
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 5, 2015

Looking for something fun to do in Nashville this week? We have done the necessary legwork - we're all about saving you time and helping you make informed decisions about how to spend your entertainment dollar, after all - and we are delighted to present you with our newest edition of Critic's Choice, filled chock-a-block with all sorts of fun stuff…enough to keep you off the streets and entertained until our Friday offerings come your way! (more...)

Di Bonaventura Pictures to Develop New Take on Cult Classic Horror Film PUPPET MASTER
by Movies News Desk - May 2, 2016

Di Bonaventura Pictures (1408, TRANSFORMERS) and Caliber Media (DARK WAS THE NIGHT, SOME KIND OF HATE) partnered up to option the rights to develop a brand new take on Charles Band's cult classic horror film franchise PUPPET MASTER. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - New Trailer for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2015

A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates. (more...)

A Noise Within's THE THREEPENNY OPERA and JULIUS CAESAR Enter Final Weeks
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, presents the final weeks of its 2015 Spring repertory season with The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's groundbreaking theatrical work in Michael Feingold's translation (which has become the most popular production in the history of A Noise Within), now playing through May 27, the Los Angeles Times Critic's Choice Figaro by Charles Morey, freely adapted from Le Mariage de Figaro by Beaumarchais in its West Coast premiere now through May 10, and the Ovation-Recommended Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, in its final extension through May 24. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 3/08/2015
by BWW - Mar 8, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/08/2015 for Connecticut (more...)

Critic's Choice: Don't Miss These Shows, Y'all!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 3, 2016

Theater-goers from our neck o' the woods have been quite spoiled already this year - and 2016 is barely three months old - and the hits, as they are wont to say, just keep on coming. In fact, there's so much great theater going on in the Nashville area right now, that you may be having a difficult time choosing among the bounteous offerings local companies are providing you. (more...)

Chloe Howl To Take U.S By Storm With Debut EP & Live Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

UK artist and teenage sensation Chlöe Howl is set to impress US audiences as she embarks on a string of highly anticipated North American live dates next month (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 3/22/2015
by BWW - Mar 22, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/22/2015 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Critic's Choice: This Weekend's Openings...'And All That Jazz'
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 17, 2016

Shows are opening, shows are closing and the newly reimagined national tour of The Phantom of the Opera continues its run at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center this weekend. Theater in Tennessee continues its fast-paced run through 2016 with a number of new openings this week, thanks to Bongo After Hours Theatre, Nashville Rep, Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, Circle Players and more - and Cumberland County Playhouse, Arts Center of Cannon County, Street Theatre Company, Lakewood Theatre Company and ACT 1 continue runs of their latest shows - to give you even more opportunities to celebrate the magic of live theater in the Volunteer State! And on Monday night, The Chicago Talking Machine Company premieres its first Nashville show at the Centennial Black Box Theatre. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 3/15/2015
by BWW - Mar 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/15/2015 for Connecticut (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE INVISIBLE HAND at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre is proud to present Portland audiences with The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar, directed by former Artistic Director Allen Nause, beginning March 10, 2015. This production is in association with Seattle's ACT Theatre and follows their production of the play last September with much of the same design team, but includes two new cast members. ACT's production was named 'Best Play' in the Broadway World 2014 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards. At the end of 2014, The Invisible Hand was produced Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Critic's Choice: If Life's A Cabaret, Why Aren't You At The Theater?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 10, 2016

Winter's apparently over - it's in the mid-70s, balmy and windy, as we write this - and even before Spring pops up all over, there's an amazing amount of good theater to be found in the Nashville area. In fact, there's so much to choose from that you have absolutely no excuse staying alone in your room. Instead, in the wise and wonderful words of Sally Bowles, life is a cabaret and you're far more likely to find that out in the darkened confines of a theater, where magic and mayhem is bound to happen. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 3/01/2015
by BWW - Mar 1, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/01/2015 for Connecticut (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: We Saw What You Did Last Summer
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 9, 2015

It's another busy theater week in Tennessee, and in Nashville there are an extra 50,000 to 100,000 country music fans jamming up traffic and increasing wait times at local restaurants, thanks to CMA Music Fest, which natives and longtimers will remember as Fan Fair. So while you're steering clear of our version of Broadway in downtown Nashville, which will be teeming with more people than you can shake a stick at (as my mama would say),  you should instead make reservations to see some local talent onstage at some of the shows included in our Critic's Choice column today! (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Shares New ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Featurette
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Four days left until Netflix launches the third season of the award-winning, critically-acclaimed Netflix original series Orange is the New Black! (more...)

VIDEO: Allison Janney Addresses Critics Choice Awards Kiss with James Corden
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James Corden and Allison recapped her impromptu kiss after winning a Critic's Choice Award last week, which isn't so special after James saw Allison's entrance to CBS for the show. (more...)

NBC Orders Second Season for David Duchovny Drama AQUARIUS
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

NBC has given a second-season renewal for its 1960's-themed drama “Aquarius,” starring David Duchovny as an LAPD cop on the hunt for Charles Manson, it was announced today by Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. (more...)

Jerry Mayer's ALMOST PERFECT Extends at Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Twenty-nine years after it premiered, playwright Jerry Mayer's "funny, touching and true-to-heart" (Variety) hit comedy ALMOST PERFECT returns to Santa Monica Playhouse as part of the Playhouse's three-year Jerry Mayer-a-thon, reuniting Mayer with director Chris DeCarlo who directed the successful 20th anniversary production of Mayer's acclaimed comedy Aspirin & ELEPHANTS (Critics' Pick, LA TIMES). Extended by popular demand, the show is now playing weekends through August 23, 2015. (more...)

MICHELE Watches Celebrates the Winners of the 4th Annual Critic's Choice Television Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

MICHELE watches proudly sponsored the 4th Annual Critic's Choice Television Awards on June 19 th. Reflecting the brand's desire to celebrate extraordinary women, MICHELE gifted the winners of the actress categories a watch in honor of their outstanding achievements (more...)

BWW 2014 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks)
by Jay Irwin - Jan 8, 2015

Oh my! It's been a hell of a year for the Seattle Theatre scene and I can say we've been quite fortunate to see the incredible shows we have. So many amazing shows in fact that picking just a few stand outs (let alone a "best") is a near impossibility. But I have searched the deep dark recesses of my memory to find the shows and performances that really stood out and stuck with me beyond the evening and throughout the year. And so, without further ado, I'm thrilled to present the BWW 2014 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (or Jay's Picks). Let the awesomeness flow! (more...)

Comedy Central Renews INSIDE AMY SCHUMER for Fifth Season
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Comedy's leading lady, Amy Schumer, has extended her Peabody® and Emmy® Award-winning Comedy Central series, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER for a fifth season (more...)

DOMA to Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, 2/13-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The musical that launched the careers of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice and ushered in a new era in musical theater will open DOMA Theatre Company's 2015 season. Helmed by director Marco Gomez and musical director Chris Raymond, the duo behind DOMA productions of Dreamgirls (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and LA Weekly Awards, L.A. Times 'Critic's Choice') and Young Frankenstein (L.A. Times 'Critic's Choice,' BroadwayWorld 'Best of 2014'), Jesus Christ Superstar opens Feb. 13 for a 6-week run at the MET Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW 2015 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks)
by Jay Irwin - Jan 4, 2016

Dear Readers, I hope you've all fared well over the holidays and had a good time with your families. It's been a tumultuous year with lots of great theater for us to take in. And so I'm pleased to share with you some of the best things I saw this past year and the ones that I felt worthy of getting my Critic's Choice Awards for 2015. So settle in and allow me to expound on all the amazing I saw over the year. The envelope please. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DOMA Theatre Company's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

The musical that launched the careers of composer Andrew Lloyd Webberand lyricist Tim Rice and ushered in a new era in musical theater will open DOMA Theatre Company's 2015 season. Helmed by director Marco Gomez and musical director Chris Raymond, the duo behind DOMA productions of Dreamgirls(Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and LA Weekly Awards, L.A. Times "Critic's Choice") and Young Frankenstein (L.A. Times "Critic's Choice," BroadwayWorld "Best of 2014"), Jesus Christ Superstar opens Feb. 13 for a 6-week run at the MET Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Critic's Choice: The Shows You Just Can't Miss
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 25, 2016

There's so much great theater going on in the Nashville area right now, that you may be having a difficult time choosing among the bounteous offerings local companies are providing you. We're delighted to herald the return of BWW Nashville's Critics Choice with today's feature, offering up a compendium of what's available, what we recommend you see, and - in the cases of show's we've seen already - snippets of our reviews to help you make up your mind! (more...)

DOMA Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Now thru 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The musical that launched the careers of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice and ushered in a new era in musical theater will open DOMA Theatre Company's 2015 season. Helmed by director Marco Gomez and musical director Chris Raymond, the duo behind DOMA productions of Dreamgirls (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and LA Weekly Awards, L.A. Times 'Critic's Choice') and Young Frankenstein (L.A. Times 'Critic's Choice,' BroadwayWorld 'Best of 2014'), Jesus Christ Superstar opens Feb. 13 for a 6-week run at the MET Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

HELLCAB Opens Tonight at The Elephant Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Elephant Theatre Company has announced the return of 'HELLCAB', at The Elephant Theatre. The Critic's Choice Holiday favorite, by Will Kern, will be directed by David Fofi. This 90 minute show is set to open in a limited engagement tonight, December 3rd, 2014) (more...)

SMOKE AND MIRRORS Opens Next Month at The Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The magic continues when one of L.A.'s most beloved and longest running shows, Smoke and Mirrors moves to the Odyssey Theatre on Jan. 17 through March 15. Created by and starring noted actor and lifetime member of the Magic Castle, Albie Selznick and co-produced with Ron Sossi, artistic director of the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, the L.A. Times Critic's Choice smash hit directed by David Schweizer makes its debut in West L.A. (more...)

The Box Toronto to Kick Off ONE MORE NIGHT FESTIVAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Back by popular demand, The Box Toronto presents the second annual One More Night Festival. It is one more chance to see 9 of the most in-demand and successful productions from the GTA, and beyond. It is a theatre bonus for everyone to enjoy! From "Patron's Pick' and "Critic's Choice,' to Sold-Out houses and rave reviews, these 9 shows are red hot and ready to perform one more night of magic at The Box Toronto! (more...)

Santa Fe's Inn and Spa at Loretto Announces Executive Chef Marc Quiñones' Spring Menu and the Luminaria Patio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Santa Fe's award-winning Inn and Spa at Loretto, A Destination Hotel, is proud to announce its Executive Chef, Marc Quiñones has developed a brand new spring menu focused on fresh, local ingredients for Luminaria. Additionally, the popular Luminaria patio is open for the season as Santa Fe experiences beautiful spring weather. (more...)

Critic's Choice: People to See, Shows to Do
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 7, 2016

Shows are opening, shows are closing and Fiddler on the Roof is back onstage for Actors Pointe Theatre Company while Tom Sawyer takes a bow at Springhouse Theatre in Smyrna! Obviously, the 2016 theater season continues to reveal itself at a breakneck pace, giving audiences a veritable buffet of offerings from which to choose. (more...)

Critic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

They're dishing up some tasty Rumors at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - along with the bountiful buffet of Southern delicacies - while at Donelson's The Larry Keeton Theatre, the last two performances of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest are served up this weekend, and the national touring company of Mamma Mia! winds up its weeklong stand at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall. And the intrepid Nashville Repertory Theatre Professional Interns present their very own production of Gruesome Playground Injuries. (more...)

'Broad City' Creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson to Host The One Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

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CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening in Music City This Week?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 28, 2015

Looking for something fun to do in Nashville this week? Have no fear, gentle BWW Nashville readers, our team of writers have done the necessary legwork - we're all about saving you time and helping you make informed decisions about how to spend your entertainment dollar, after all - and we are delighted to present you with our newest edition of our official Critic's Choice column, filled to the veritable brim with suggestions for great stuff going on in these parts. Now, get out there and have some fun, y'all! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Two New Clips from Season 3 of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The official season 3 art from the award-winning and critically-acclaimed Netflix original series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK will launch on the world's leading Internet TV network on Friday, June 12th. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening in Tennessee This Weekend?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 24, 2015

Looking for something fun to do in Nashville - say, in the next few days or so? That doesn't involve running in the Country Music Marathon? Have no fear, gentle BWW Nashville readers, our team of writers have done the necessary legwork - we're all about saving you time, keeping you out of the marathon traffic and helping you make informed decisions about how to spend your entertainment dollar, after all - and we are delighted to present you with our very first, official Critic's Choice column, filled to the veritable brim with suggestions for great stuff going on around our fair state. (more...)

Critic's Choice: The Shows To See This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2016

Shows are opening (Carolyn German unveils her latest, Go From Here, and Nashville Ballet revives Carmina Burana, both this weekend), shows are closing (your last chance to catch The Taffetas at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre before they go the way of The Plaids is this weekend) and The Miss Firecracker Contest is back onstage at Donelson's Larry Keeton Theatre for the second of three weekends. Obviously, the 2016 theater season continues to reveal itself at a breakneck pace, giving audiences a veritable buffet of offerings from which to choose. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 19, 2015

Looking for something fun to do in Nashville this week? Have no fear, gentle BWW Nashville readers, our team of writers have done the necessary legwork - we're all about saving you time and helping you make informed decisions about how to spend your entertainment dollar, after all - and we are delighted to present you with our very first Critic's Choice column, filled to the veritable brim with suggestions for great stuff going on around our fair state. Now, get out there and have some fun, y'all! And while you're at it, you'll be doing some good for the community by supporting the arts in the Volunteer State! (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Orders Fourth Season of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK; Watch New Season 3 Clip!
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

#SorryNotSorry- Your favorite inmates from Litchfield Correctional Institution are back for an all new season exclusively on Netflix beginning Friday, June 12th. Watch an all-new clip below! (more...)

The Falcon Theatre Extends Run of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON, Now Through 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Falcon Theatre, Abbie Phillips and Jan Kallish in association with the Lookingglass Theatre Company are thrilled to announce that their critically-acclaimed (LA Times Critic's Choice), West Coast Premiere of THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON, written by Nicola Behrman, David Kersnar, Abbie Phillips, Heidi Stillman and Andrew White and directed by Dan Bonnell is EXTENDINGthrough SUNDAY, APRIL 27 at the Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Dr. in Burbank. This is the first association between the Falcon Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company of Chicago, 2011 recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. (more...)

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