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Scoop: SUPERGIRL on THE CW - Monday, July 17, 2017
by - Jun 29, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERGIRL, airing on THE CW on Monday, July 17, 2017! (more...)

Brooklyn College Presents the 12th Annual Weasel Festival Hosted by the Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Department of Theater at Brooklyn College is one of New York City's outstanding institutions in the training of theater artists. With the assistance of a generous grant from the Tow Foundation, the Department of Theater in conjunction with the MFA Playwriting Program, headed by co-coordinators Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney, will present the annual Weasel Festival, hosted by The Public Theater. (more...)

STRANGEST THINGS! and THE WIZ Lead 2017 Chicago Theatre Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Today, The Hawk Chicago announced nominations for the inaugural Chicago Theatre Awards, a contest in which all winners are chosen entirely by audience vote. The first round, which invited write-in submissions, ended June 23rd. The official nominees were decided by almost 1,600 voters. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Roundabout Celebrates Opening Night of NAPOLI, BROOKLYN
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 28, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Roundabout Underground alumni playwright Meghan Kennedy's (Too Much, Too Much, Too Many) new play Napoli, Brooklyn, commissioned by Roundabout, directed by Gordon Edelstein, opened officially last night, June 27, 2017 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street). This is a limited engagement Off-Broadway through September 3, 2017. (more...)

Honest Pint Theatre Co. and Sweet Tea Shakespeare Team for KING LEAR This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Honest Pint Theatre Co. in partnership with Sweet Tea Shakespeare presents KING LEAR. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Unveils Trailer for 4-Part Documentary DAUGHTERS OF DESTINY
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Directed by Oscar winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth, the documentary series Daughters OF DESTINY will launch globally on Netflix on July 28, 2017. Watch the official trailer below! (more...)

Alan Alda-Narrated BRAHMS AND THE SCHUMANNS Adds Performance at BCMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

A second performance of 'Brahms and the Schumanns,' narrated by Alan Alda, has been added to the schedule of the 2017 Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival. This program, which opens the festival, will now be performed on July 30 and 31. (more...)

BURNING PATIENCE at The Classic Theatre Opens Next Thursday!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The Classic Theatre presents Burning Patience by Jose Ruben De Leon, July 6 - July 16, 2017. (more...)

FX Announces Premiere Dates for YOU'RE THE WORST and BETTER THINGS
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

FX Networks has set the premiere dates for the acclaimed comedy series YOU'RE THE WORST, which returns to FXX on Wednesday, September 6, and BETTER THINGS, which comes back to FX on Thursday, September 14. (more...)

THE BUNT MACHINE Premieres Tonight at The Invisible Dog
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

In his autobiographical one-man performance The Bunt Machine, Mac Premo dramatically retells a night of very minor tragedy. (more...)

SALON SONGBOOK, LONESOME TRAVELER and More Set for Schimmel Center's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Schimmel Center, at Pace University in downtown Manhattan, today announces programming for its 2017-2018 season, consisting of nearly 30 events. (more...)

Center for the Arts at Pepperdine Announces its 2017-2018 Season of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Critically-acclaimed country music artist Kellie Picker, legendary jazz musicians Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, Grammy-winner Shawn Colvin, and two Legendary Ladies of Motown, Mary Wilson of The Supremes and Martha Wilson & The Vandellas, are just a few of the artists set to appear at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University during its 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Hallmark's Primetime Series CHESAPEAKE SHORES Returns This August
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Hallmark Channel's hit primetime series 'CHESAPEAKE SHORES' returns for Season Two Sunday, August 6 (9pm ET/PT, 8C) and runs through October 2017 with new episodes every Sunday night. Season one of 'Chesapeake Shores' was the most-watched and most-successful series in Hallmark Channel's history. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL Returns To Manchester Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Funny Girl, which enjoyed critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, returns to Manchester Palace Theatre in August to complete its national tour. Playing opposite Sheridan Smith is Darius Campbell as Nick Arnstein. (more...)

PEZ Candy, Inc. Debuts New Additions to its Illumination's Despicable Me Line
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

PEZ Candy, Inc., announces the launch of new additions to its Illumination's Despicable Me line with an all-new PEZ three pack Gift Set featuring Gru, Jerry and Stuart with Jerry and Stuart appearing on exclusive Mini PEZ Dispensers to coincide with Despicable Me 3's theatrical release on June 30, 2017. The three pack Gift Set also features new exclusive Banana flavor PEZ candies. (more...)

Roundabout's NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Officially Bows Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

A friendly reminder! Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Roundabout Underground alumni playwright Meghan Kennedy's (Too Much, Too Much, Too Many) new play Napoli, Brooklyn, commissioned by Roundabout, directed by Gordon Edelstein, opens officially tomorrow, June 27, 2017 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street). (more...)

'Deana Sings Dino' Starring Deana Martin Celebrating Dean Martin's 100th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

Deana Martin fans will love this special show honoring her father, the King of Cool Dean Martin on the anniversary of his 100th birthday. Martin will be performing two spectacular shows as part of her acclaimed Deana Sings Dino concert series, with special guests, The Golddiggers and ... who knows who will walk through the 'Surprise Guest Door.' Show dates are June 23rd and June 24th at the Showroom at South Point Casino in Las Vegas, NV. (more...)

Jimmy Kieffer Sets Sail at NYMF In BACKBEARD: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Inspired by the popular children's books by Matthew McElligott and following its world premiere at the Theatre Institute at Sage College, Backbeard: The Musical will make its New York premiere as part of the New York Musical Festival.  (more...)

Farewell Tour of MAMMA MIA! Comes to State Theatre in July with Local Actress as Lead
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the State Theatre  on July 12th and 13th as a part of its final farewell tour. (more...)

Casting Announced for New Line Theatre's 27th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," announces its 27th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, a very different take on the Lizzie Borden legend, running Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2017; followed by Cole Porter's satiric masterpiece ANYTHING GOES, running March 1-24, 2018; and the St. Louis premiere of the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, YEAST NATION, written by the Urinetown team, running May 31-June 23, 2018. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's home, the Marcelle Theater, in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

A Feminist Lands in King Henry's Court
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Kate Parr is smart, confident, and passionate: a rising star in a world of intense competition. But her obligatory marriage to Henry is rife with the threat of violence and lure of deceit; her secret liaisons with Thom, her husband's former brother-in-law, could send her to an early grave; and her devotion to the education and equal rights of Henry's Daughters is putting an even bigger strain on her marriage. (more...)

First Look - Spike TV to Present GONE: THE FORGOTTEN WOMEN OF OHIO, 7/22
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

GONE: THE FORGOTTEN WOMEN OF OHIO premiering Saturday, July 22 at 9:00pm ET/PT is the tragic saga of these young women shrouded in a mystery that includes a dark underbelly of a struggling Midwest region plagued by drug and sex trafficking, and a system that seems to have failed to protect these women. (more...)

Celebrate America with a Patriotic Concert 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Richmond County Orchestra (RCO), under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia, presents: Celebrate America: Patriotic Concert, a patriotic compilation of songs honoring our nation's rich musical heritage. The show is sponsored by Gateway Community Outreach on the ground of  The Church at Gateway. The program includes a full orchestral performance of favorites such as God Bless America,  sung by RCO fan favorite Alison Madill; Stars and Stripes Forever, God Bless the USA with some equally poignant songs performed by Pastor Timothy J. Mercaldo such as Bring him Home from Les Miserables.   (more...)

Other Theatre Announces 4th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Other Theatre Company, now rebranded as "Other Theatre," is pleased to announce its 4th season, kicking off this fall with the world premiere of Martin Zimmerman's comedic graphic novel for the stage THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO, presented in association with Chicago Dramatists Grafting Project and directed by Kelly Howe. (more...)

New Season of PROJECT RUNWAY Among Lifetime's Summer Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Lifetime has all your summer viewing needs covered with launches of a new dance docuseries SO SHARP, new family docuseries GROWING UP SUPERMODEL, and the newest in the Little Women Franchise, LITTLE WOMEN LA: COUPLES RETREAT. Marking Kyra Sedgwick's directorial debut movie, STORY OF A GIRL stars Kevin Bacon and Ryann Shane for a July Premiere. (more...)

Hell in a Handbag's GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES Extends at Mary's Attic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Thank you for being a friend, indeed! Due to popular demand Hell in a Handbag Productions' campy world premiere THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES is adding six additional weeks of performances, extending through August 26, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. (more...)

Lionel Richie & More Set for Foxwoods Resort Casino July Entertainment Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The temperatures are rising and Foxwoods Resort Casino is relishing in the summertime fun. The Northeast's premier resort destination is bringing the hottest acts in entertainment all-season long. Don't miss Tony, GRAMMY, and EMMY Award-winning performers, renowned circus troupes and comedians who are ready to dazzle audiences at the unparalleled Grand and Fox Theaters. (more...)

Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET and More Among Free Monday Night Screenings at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Old Globe will once again share some of its favorite Shakespearean cinema as a complement to its stage productions with the return of Free Monday Night Film Screenings, presented in conjunction with the 2017 Summer Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park Begins Season with Hilarious TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Robert Barossi - Jun 19, 2017

The works of William Shakespeare can be some of the most challenging plays for any company to produce. One of the potential hurdles is whether or not to change or alter the play to make it 'more accessible' to modern audiences. Some will argue that no such changes need to ever happen because the plays are as accessible and relatable today as they have always been. Others say modern audiences need help to grasp the play's language and its meaning. Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park is taking on these challenges in their rollicking and entertaining production of Taming of the Shrew, now playing on the stage at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. (more...)

BWW Review: CONFESIONES at Teatro Tercera Llamda
by Keith Waits - Jun 19, 2017

In most of her work, Josefina Lopez explores the hearts and minds of Hispanic women with vivid and bracing language that feels authentic; an honesty filtered through poetry. In her 1997 play Confesiones..., she draws compelling portraits of eight female characters who together might be said to chart a kind of multi-dimensional, fictional biography of what it means to be Chicana in modern American society. (more...)

BWW Review: Arden Theater's GYPSY packs a Wallop!
by Pati Buehler - Jun 19, 2017

Arden sticks with a winner casting Mary Martello as the perilous, unstoppable freight-train of stage mothers for their season closer. (more...)

Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) are thrilled to announce the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of PART OF THE PLAN, a new, original musical written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg.  (more...)

Full Casting Announced for CHINESE WHISPERS at Greenwich Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Full casting is announced today for Ian Lindsay and Jeremy Cantwell's Chinese Whispers, which receives its world premiere at Greenwich Theatre from Thursday 13th to Sunday 23rd July 2017, with a press night on Friday 14th July. (more...)

Bay Street Theater Announces 26th Annual Summer Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces the 26th Annual Summer Gala, to take place in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 15, 2017 benefiting Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening will include special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing. (more...)

New Double Album LOST WEST END VINTAGE 1948-1962 Celebrates London's Forgotten Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

???????Following the critically acclaimed release of 'Lost West End' (2015) and 'Lost West End 2' (2016), albums highlighted in both The Sunday Times and The Guardian, Stage Door Records are pleased to continue the album series with the 2CD set 'Lost West End Vintage' released on July 28th 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag Productions presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS – THE LOST EPISODES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions thanks you for being a friend this summer with its campy world premiere parody of one of TV's most beloved sitcoms: THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES by David Cerda, directed by Shade Murray, playing June 14 - July 12, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Single tickets are on sale at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006.  (more...)

Cast and Artists Announced for HOT METAL MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh­­ announces a cast of 8 singers, who will perform 21 songs by 31 artists in its second edition of Hot Metal Musicals, a showcase of members' work. With the assistance of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and extensive support from the Pittsburgh CLO, Hot Metal Musicals will be presented on Monday, July 17, 2017, at 7:15 pm at the Cabaret Theater at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. (more...)

Chuck Negron Releases New Album 'Negron Generations' 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Chuck Negron's voice is engrained in American musical history through hits like “Joy to the World' and “One” from supergroup Three Dog Night. On June 30, Negron will release the album he's always wanted to release with Daughters Charlie and Annabelle also featuring three previously unreleased Three Dog Night tracks. (more...)

Joan Beber's New Play with Music DEAR JANE Heads Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

This July, playwright Joan Beber, will premiere her newest play DEAR JANE beginning July 18 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 W 42 Street) and will open on July 26 and run through August 26, 2017.  DEAR JANE will be directed by Katrin Hilbe with choreography by Wendy Seyb. (more...)

BWW Interview: KINKY BOOTS' Blair Goldberg Talks Chipotle, Her Childhood on Broadway and Panic! at the Disco Heartthrob Brendon Urie
by Matthew Blank - Jun 15, 2017

A chat with KINKY BOOTS' Blair Goldberg, who made her Broadway debut as a child opposite Bernadette Peters in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! It's the Last Chance for KC to See ABBA's Smash-Hit Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

After 15 unforgettable years of entertaining audiences across North America, the national tour of MAMMA MIA! says farewell to the road next month. Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA! returns to Starlight Theatre for one weekend only - Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25. (more...)

VIDEO: Official Trailer for Reese Witherspoon's HOME AGAIN Has Arrived
by Movies News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Directed and written by Hallie Meyers-Shyer, the film stars Reese Witherspoon, Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, and Lake Bell and hits theaters this September. (more...)

Scoop: CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD on ABC - Sunday, June 25, 2017
by - Jun 14, 2017

Get all the scoop on CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD, airing on ABC on Sunday, June 25, 2017! (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre presents THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON THE MAN IN THE MOON MARIGOLDS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

A mother's bitterness colors the lives of her two high school-aged Daughters in Paul Zindel's 1971 Pulitzer Prize-winning 'The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds', coming to Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre for eight performances July 6-16. Called 'the most compelling work of its kind since Tennessee Williams' 'The Glass Menagerie', this poignant and lyrical drama will be performed by a cast of five brilliant female actors, led by Bridge Street favorite Roxanne Fay ('Home Fires Burning', 'Dream Child', 'Upon This Rock') in the role of Beatrice Hunsdorfer. (more...)

New Line Announcs 27th Season of Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," announces its 27th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, a very different take on the Lizzie Borden legend, running Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2017; followed by Cole Porter's satiric masterpiece ANYTHING GOES, running March 1-24, 2018; and the St. Louis premiere of the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, YEAST NATION, written by the Urinetown team, running May 31-June 23, 2018. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's home, the Marcelle Theater, in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

BWW Review: INVINCIBLE at 59E59 Theaters is a Must-See Play by Torben Betts
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 14, 2017

See the US premiere of 'Invincible' now at 59E59 Theaters through July 2. Written by Torben Betts and directed by Stephen Darcy, this entertaining yet emotive show features a stellar cast. (more...)

Liquid Web Appoints Former GoDaddy Executive Jeff King to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

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Photo Flash: First Look at NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Meghan Kennedy's (Too Much, Too Much, Too Many) new play Napoli, Brooklyn, commissioned by Roundabout, directed by Gordon Edelstein. Napoli, Brooklyn is currently in previews for an official opening on June 27 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street). This is a limited engagement Off-Broadway through September 3, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Announcing the 2017 EQT Young Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

City Theatre Director of Education & Accessibility Kristen Link is thrilled to announce the finalists in the annual EQT Young Playwrights Contest. The six finalists, all middle and high school students from Southwestern Pennsylvania, will receive a professional production of their original one-act plays during the EQT Young Playwrights Festival, running October 24 - November 4, 2017, in the Lester Hamburg Studio at City Theatre. Four honorable mention plays were also chosen and will receive a staged reading during the festival. (more...)

Members of the Geer Family Star in OTHER DESERT CITIES at Theatricum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The manicured life of a conservative actor-turned-politician and his impeccable wife is upset when relatives arrive at their Palm Springs home for the holidays - including politically liberal daughter Brooke, who's about to publish a tell-all memoir. Mary Jo DuPrey directs Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, opening July 8 at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum. (more...)

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