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BEHIND THE SCENES: Live Cinema Broadcast of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, Victoria Palace Theatre, September 28 2014
by Gary Naylor - Sep 29, 2014

Gary Naylor sees his first Billy Elliot and marvels at a tremendous central performance while wondering if the show is just a little too manipulative for his tastes. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 9/25/2016
by BWW - Sep 25, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 9/18/2016
by BWW - Sep 18, 2016

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3Girls Theatre Company Brings MOMENTS OF TRUTH to Royce Gallery Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

3Girls Theatre Company takes pleasure in announcing the world premiere of an original musical comedy: MOMENTS OF TRUTH, by 3GT resident playwright Patricia Milton (book) and Caroline Altman (music & lyrics). This world premiere production is directed by Louis Parnell, with music direction by Scrumbly Koldewyn, and runs tonight, Sept. 16 - Oct. 18, 2015 at Royce Gallery in San Francisco. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 9/11/2016
by BWW - Sep 11, 2016

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BWW REVIEW: A Potent YEAR ZERO Opens Season at Merrimack Rep
by Jan Nargi - Oct 4, 2014

The Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) in Lowell, Mass. opens its 36th season with the potent new play YEAR ZERO, a taut and touching comedic drama about a first-generation Cambodian-American teenager coming of age as he comes to grips with the death of his mother, a survivor of the horrific genocide of the Khmer Rouge and a woman who held her family together when abandoned by her husband. Set in Long Beach, California in 2003, YEAR ZERO is the only play written thus far that explores the experiences of the children of Cambodian refugees beginning new lives in America. (more...)

BWW Recap: Drugs and the Necronomicon Don't Mix in ASH VS EVIL DEAD
by Desiree Fantal - Oct 31, 2015

Although I enjoyed the first Evil Dead film, I thought the sequels were trash. While longing for a world that would stop rehashing the old and create something original, Starz presented a series based on an old franchise. I was skeptical. I'd been burned many times before. I thought, 'This could really suck.' I was wrong. (more...)

BWW Recap: Drugs and the Necronomicon Don't Mix in ASH VS. EVIL DEAD
by Desiree Fantal - Oct 31, 2015

Although I enjoyed the first Evil Dead film, I thought the sequels were trash. While longing for a world that would stop rehashing the old and create something original, Starz presented a series based on an old franchise. I was skeptical. I'd been burned many times before. I thought, 'This could really suck.' I was wrong. (more...)

BWW Interview: Frances Fisher Discusses Last Night's Explosive RESURRECTION
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 20, 2014

As more and more of the mystery unfolds on ABC's hit drama RESURRECTION, the secrets and emotions continue to build up. On last night's episode, Lucille, played by the fantastic Frances Fisher, couldn't hold in her feelings anymore, letting fly some verbal bombs that will surely have a long-lasting impact on the Langston family. On Friday, I spoke with Fisher about the episode, Lucille's relationship with recently returned-from-the-Dead Mother-in-Law Margaret, and what's coming up for her character; and much like her Lucille last night, she had a lot to say! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 10/02/2016
by BWW - Oct 2, 2016

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BWW Recap: Jordi's Mom Rises from the Dead in RED BAND SOCIETY
by Scott Fullerton - Oct 2, 2014

Hello Stranger Friends, RED BAND SOCIETY's title this week was 'Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire,' however it could have easily been, 'Love is in the Air,' as Emma got closer to Jordi, Leo tried to win back Emma, Dash felt he was losing his bro-mance with Leo, and Dr. McAndrew slept with a patients mom. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Fulton Goes Over the Top for Christmas with ELF
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 20, 2015

Director and choreographer Marc Robin turns the Christmas musical into an over the top extravaganza with tap, tap, and more tap routines. It's a whole new world of Christmas happiness. (more...)

Elizabeth Cain Releases New Book, PARADISE LOST AND FOUND IN THE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

LINCOLN, Mont. (more...)

Jeff Rawle Joins the Cast of RAISING MARTHA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Raising Martha, a brand new dark comedy by award-winning writer David Spicer, and directed by Michael Fentiman, will have its world premiere at Park Theatre from 12 January 2017, playing until 11 February. (more...)

RAISING MARTHA Casting Announced at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Raising Martha, a brand new dark comedy by award-winning writer David Spicer, and directed by Michael Fentiman, will have its world premiere at Park Theatre from 12 January 2017, playing until 11 February, with a press night on Tuesday 17 February. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Wishes Come True in 3-D Theatricals' INTO THE WOODS
by Michael L. Quintos - May 6, 2014

Bursting with magic, wit and whimsy, INTO THE WOODS---the sprightly Tony Award-winning musical that features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine---is currently on stage at the Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton through May 18. Produced by OC's Ovation Award-winning 3-D Theatricals, this sardonic, often funny, metaphor-heavy dark musical comedy disguised as a family-friendly play is indeed an enjoyable, funny romp, marred only slightly by the theater's ever pesky sound system that renders many of the show's rapid-fire lyrics all but decipherable as the too-loud (albeit hard-working) orchestra drowns out the characters' voices. Still, this trip is worth the journey. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Sioux Falls - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

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Malibu Playhouse Presents the World Premiere of FLIM FLAM: HOUDINI AND THE HEREAFTER', 6/20-8/3
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

The fourth play in MALIBU PLAYHOUSE's 2013-2014 season will be the World Premiere of Flim-Flam: Houdini and the Hereafter by Gene Franklin Smith,, opening Friday, June 20, 2014. The play will be directed by Thomas James O'Leary and stars Rick D. Wasserman, Melissa Kite, Gigi Bermingham, Peter Van Norden, Sabra Malkinson and Cameron Mitchell Jr. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Colleen Zandbergen - The Divine...
by Jeanmarie Simpson - May 28, 2014

My mom said I stuck out like a sore thumb from the time I first started singing and acting. I have always been loud and obnoxious. (more...)

WARM CHEESE Set for Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Written and performed by Emmy award winning producer, Teresa L. Thome and directed by Stan Zimmerman, Warm Cheese is an intimate and comedic exploration of a woman wanting to no longer hate her Dead Mother. The night of her mother's funeral as the family all gathers, a daughter learns more about her mother than she ever expected or wanted. (more...)

FLIM FLAM: HOUDINI AND THE HEREAFTER Opens 6/20 at Malibu Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

The fourth play in MALIBU PLAYHOUSE's 2013-2014 season will be the World Premiere of Flim-Flam: Houdini and the Hereafter by Gene Franklin Smith,, opening Friday, June 20, 2014. The play will be directed by Thomas James O'Leary and stars Rick D. Wasserman, Melissa Kite, Gigi Bermingham, Peter Van Norden, Sabra Malkinson and Cameron Mitchell Jr. (more...)

WARM CHEESE to Make Los Angeles Premiere at Hollywood Fringe Festival  
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

Written and performed by Emmy award winning producer, Teresa L. Thome and directed by Stan Zimmerman, Warm Cheese is an intimate and comedic exploration of a woman wanting to no longer hate her Dead Mother. The night of her mother's funeral as the family all gathers, a daughter learns more about her mother than she ever expected or wanted.   (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Sioux Falls - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

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Rosie O'Donnell & More Featured in HBO's THE (DEAD MOTHERS) CLUB Documentary Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2014

The moving documentary debuts MONDAY, MAY 12 (9:00-10:15 p.m. ET/PT), the day after Mother's Day, exclusively on HBO. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Sioux Falls - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Sioux Falls (more...)

Madison Opera to Present THE TALES OF HOFFMANN, 4/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Madison Opera presents Jacques Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann on Friday, April 15 and Sunday, April 17 in Overture Hall at the Overture Center for the Arts. This will be the company's first production in twenty years of Offenbach's masterpiece, which moves in a fantasy world. It offers showpiece arias for the bravura cast, the gorgeous 'Barcarolle,' and a truly moving tribute to what it means to be an artist. (more...)

VIDEO: Sarah Michelle Gellar & Whitney Avalon Face Off in Princess Rap Battle!
by Movies News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

In the fourth Princess Rap Battle, something magical is afoot as Cinderella (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Belle (Whitney Avalon) have throw it down. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: WILD WITH HAPPY Will Make You, Well, Wild With Happy
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jun 8, 2014

Eventually Gil wins the struggle for the right to define his mother's obsequies. He is handed the urn with her ashes. He has sole custody. But then what? While Gil doesn't have the answer, Mo does. It involves a car chase down I-95 and the Cinderella Castle Suite at Disneyland, and a vision of Adelaide dancing in a magical white dress, and fireworks. (more...)

'Deadly Thyme' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Houston, TX (more...)

FIRST LOOK at SORDID LIVES by Del Shores, Opening 7/11 at the Westchester Playhouse
by Shari Barrett - Jun 22, 2014

SORDID LIVES, a black comedy about white trash, centers on a colorful family from a small Texas town who must come to grips with the accidental death of the elderly family matriarch during her clandestine meeting in a seedy motel room with a much younger, married neighbor. The woman's family must deal with their own demons while preparing for what could be an embarrassing funeral. This play is filled with adult situations and language. (more...)

Malibu Playhouse Presents World Premiere of FLIM FLAM: HOUDINI AND THE HEREAFTER', Now thru 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The fourth play in MALIBU PLAYHOUSE's 2013-2014 season will be the World Premiere of Flim-Flam: Houdini and the Hereafter by Gene Franklin Smith,, opening tonight, June 20, 2014. The play will be directed by Thomas James O'Leary and stars Rick D. Wasserman, Melissa Kite, Gigi Bermingham, Peter Van Norden, Sabra Malkinson and Cameron Mitchell Jr. (more...)

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble to Stage West Coast Premiere of GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE, 7/9-9/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan's unique brand of gentle wit and exquisite lyricism will be on display when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the West Coast premiere of his meta-theatrical comic romance, Go Back to Where You Are, beginning July 9. (more...)

Target Margin Theater's Reimagining of THE ICEMAN COMETH Begins at HERE Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Target Margin Theater presents The ICEMAN Lab, a radical new reimaging of The Iceman Cometh, with four diverse theater artists each tackling a separate act of the play. This fresh take on O'Neill's classic will give audiences the opportunity to see each act as a separate experiment or all together in a single sitting. The four acts of The ICEMAN Lab play a varied schedule at the HERE Arts Center (145 6th Avenue) beginning today, June 2 through June 25, with special marathon performances on June 11 and June 18. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Eastbound Theatre Presents TO GILLIAN ON HER 37TH BIRTHDAY'
by Cindy Cardozo - Jun 17, 2014

A picturesque shoreline home becomes the setting in which a combination of good intentions, bad timing, and emotional instability provide all the fixings for an awkward and potentially volatile weekend. (more...)

WARM CHEESE to Make Los Angeles Premiere at Hollywood Fringe Festival  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

Written and performed by Emmy award winning producer, Teresa L. Thome and directed by Stan Zimmerman, Warm Cheese is an intimate and comedic exploration of a woman wanting to no longer hate her Dead Mother. The night of her mother's funeral as the family all gathers, a daughter learns more about her mother than she ever expected or wanted.   (more...)

3Girls Theatre Company to Bring MOMENTS OF TRUTH to Royce Gallery This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

3Girls Theatre Company takes pleasure in announcing the world premiere of an original musical comedy: MOMENTS OF TRUTH, by 3GT resident playwright Patricia Milton (book) and Caroline Altman (music & lyrics). This world premiere production is directed by Louis Parnell, with music direction by Scrumbly Koldewyn, and runs Sept. 16 - Oct. 18, 2015 at Royce Gallery in San Francisco. (more...)

GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE Will Now Open This Saturday at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

?Five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan's unique brand of gentle wit and exquisite lyricism will be on display when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the West Coast premiere of his meta-theatrical comic romance, Go Back to Where You Are, beginning July 16. (more...)

FIRST LOOK at SORDID LIVES by Del Shores, Opening Tonight at the Westchester Playhouse
by Shari Barrett - Jul 11, 2014

Kentwood Players will present 'Sordid Lives' by Del Shores from tonight, July 11 to August 16, 2014 for a six-week run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, CA 90045. The production is directed by Kirk Larson and produced by Lori Marple-Pereslete and Virginia Mekkelson by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. (more...)

Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab to Present THE GOOD GIRL, Starring Penny Fuller
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Composer-Lyricist-Bookwriter Mary Liz McNamara is currently working on Body and Soul based on the 2009 documentary by filmmaker Alice Elliott. Excerpts from Body and Soul were seen at New York Theater Barn in October 2014. Awards: 2013 Bistro Award for Songwriting, 2011 BMI Foundation Harrington Award for creative achievement in musical theater, two MAC awards and six ASCAP PLUS awards. Mary Liz is a frequent NYC performer, and her songs are performed by cabaret and musical theater artists across the country. She is a member of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop (as a composer/lyricist and a librettist), and about a million other performing arts unions and organizations. Her song 'Bacon' was used in an episode of 'So You Think You Can Dance.' (more...)

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at Denver Center
by Chris Arneson - Feb 19, 2016

There are a few places in downtown Denver where you can learn to murder someone, probably. I'd recommend you go with the one where there's singing and dancing. A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder is playing at the Buell Theatre through the end of February. The other options probably aren't quite as pleasant. (Not to be confused with Murder for Two, playing just across the way in the Garner Galleria.) (more...)

BWW Reviews: North Carolina Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Feb 11, 2015

Based on the 2000 British independent film directed by Stephen Daldry, this musical tells the story of Billy Elliot, a young English kid who trades boxing gloves for ballet shoes. His personal struggle and fulfillment is balanced against a counter-story of family and community strife caused by the UK miners' strike in County Durham, in North Eastern England. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CPT's AMERICAN FALLS is an Existentialist Tale of Hearing and Destruction
by Roy Berko - Dec 8, 2014

The existentialists ask, 'What does it mean to exist? What is our purpose in being?' 'American Falls,' Miki Johnson's drama which showcases eight people living in a small town-six alive, two dead-is an existentialist exercise. (more...)

CHEF, MEAN GIRLS & More Heading to Netflix This January
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Netflix has shared the slate of movies and TV shows which will be available for streaming beginning January 2015. Check out the list below! (more...)

J.K. Rowling Approves of New HARRY POTTER Fan Theory on 'Three Brothers' Tale
by Jessica Khan - Aug 21, 2015

HARRY POTTER nerds -- like any devoted fandom -- continue to peel back the layers of their favorite series in search of new meanings. And, occasionally, one stumbles upon a true insight. So true, in fact, that purveyor of all that is HP, author J.K. Rowling, approves. (more...)

Nick Blaemire-Led TICK, TICK... BOOM!, World Premiere & More Slated for Keen Company's 17th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Keen Company has announced its 17th season lineup, including the New York return of Jonathan Larson's TICK, TICK... BOOM! (more...)

Target Margin Theater to Present Reimagining of THE ICEMAN COMETH at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Target Margin Theater presents The ICEMAN Lab, a radical new reimaging of The Iceman Cometh, with four diverse theater artists each tackling a separate act of the play. This fresh take on O'Neill's classic will give audiences the opportunity to see each act as a separate experiment or all together in a single sitting. The four acts of The ICEMAN Lab will play a varied schedule at the HERE Arts Center (145 6th Avenue) from June 2 through June 25, with special marathon performances on June 11 and June 18. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Sioux Falls - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Sioux Falls (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 4/26/2015
by BWW - Apr 26, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/26/2015 for Tampa (more...)

VIDEO: First Trailer for Horror Film JESSABELLE
by Movies News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Yahoo! Movies has has shared first trailer for Lionsgate's upcoming horror film, JESSABELLE. Get a first look below! (more...)

BWW Recap: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Relaxes at a Killer B&B
by Erin Resnick - Apr 23, 2015

Nothing says romance more than a bed & breakfast. Cute homes, delicious food, a real feel of being at home while being on vacation. Bed and breakfast's make even better prisons, especially when that prison holds gorgeous vampires trying to flip the humanity switch of their best friends. This week's episode of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, entitled “Because,” was charged with emotion, misplaced motherly instincts, and truths flying every witch (terrible pun intended) way. (more...)

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