Florida Grand Opera Begins Casting For 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Florida Grand Opera (FGO), with its new artistic vision, is proud to announce the casting choices for the four productions of its 2016-17 Season, which include Georges Bizet's Carmen, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, Jorge Martin's Before Night Falls, and Giuseppe Verdi's A Masked Ball (Un Ballo in Maschera). (more...)

John Cariani Workshops New Play at American Academy of Dramatic Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Celebrated actor and playwright John Cariani joins The American Academy of Dramatic Arts Main Stage Live program to workshop his newest play, 'cul-de-sac,' developing it as a limited-run workshop production featuring the all-Academy alumni cast. (more...)

Holiday Classic ALL IS CALM Celebrates Tenth Anniversary at Historic Pantages Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Theater Latte Da and Hennepin Theatre Trust will present the tenth anniversary of the award-winning ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 Dec. 15-18, 2016 at the historic Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). Now a holiday classic, ALL IS CALM is a poignant retelling of the spontaneous Christmas Eve truce during World War I. Directed by Theater Latte Da Artistic Director Peter Rothstein, the production combines period songs with first-hand accounts of this remarkable event. (more...)

VIDEO: Host Margot Robbie Promos This Week's SNL Season Premiere
by - Sep 30, 2016

In the just-released promo for this week's SNL, host Margot Robbie and Kate McKinnon have a pre-premiere pre-party. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Alec Baldwin Will Channel Donald Trump in SNL Season Opener!
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

In a promo clip for the season premiere of NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) faces off against Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon.) Get a first look below! (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Gets WORKING, November 1-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents WORKING based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book and featuring songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Wicked), and James Taylor running November 1-20.  Directed by Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Demetria Joyce Bailey, Philip Chaffin, Laura Giknis, Tamar Greene, Jenny Lee Stern, and Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton. (more...)

Violinist Yevgeny Kutik, and Pianist and Composer Timo Andres Perform at National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7pm, Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik, known for his 'dark-hued tone and razor-sharp technique' (The New York Times) and pianist/composer Timo Andres, will perform a concert at National Sawdust (80 North 6th St.). The performance is part of Andres' engagement as a National Sawdust curator for the 2016-2017 season, and will include a selection of works from Kutik's new album, Words Fail, out October 28 on Marquis Classics, including two of Mendelssohn's Songs without Words (arr. Friedrich Hermann), the New York premiere of Andres' Words Fail, and the world premiere of Michael Gandolfi's Arioso Doloroso/Estatico, both of which Kutik commissioned for the album. The duo will also perform Nico Muhly's Compare Notes, Stravinsky's Suite Italienne, and the world premiere of Andres' arrangement of a short work by Janacek titled Words Fail.  (more...)

Heartland Film Festival Unveils Film and Event Lineup for 25th Anniversary
by Movies News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Tonight nonprofit Heartland Film announced the full lineup and event schedule for its 25th annual Heartland Film Festival (Oct. 20-30, 2016) at a special event at The Athenaeum. (more...)

Margo Robbie to Host 42nd Season Premiere of NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE will kick off its upcoming 42nd season on Oct. 1 with guest host Margot Robbie and musical guest The Weeknd. Robbie can currently be seen starring as Harley Quinn in the hugely successful blockbuster hit “Suicide Squad.” (more...)

Camden People's Theatre Plays ALL THE RIGHT NOTES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Camden People'sTheatre 's brand new festival All the Right Notes brings together trailblazing work from the place where theatre and live music meet: it's a festival featuring not only theatre-makers whose work is driven by live music, but music acts whose work is audaciously theatrical, programmed in partnership with DJ and journalist Joe Muggs. They meet in the middle, splicing for your delight the hothouse thrill of live music and the buzz of inventive contemporary theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Oliver Pookrum Says SIZWE BANSI IS DEAD Will Move Audiences at The Matrix Theatre Company
by Katie Laban - Sep 21, 2016

The Matrix Theatre Company opens its 2016-2017 season with Sizwi Bansi is Dead by Athol Fugard on September 23rd in Detroit. It is a powerful play that weaves the story of a man living under apartheid rule in South Africa whose only hope for financially supporting his family means he must relinquish his very name. Director Oliver Pookrum explains the play as 'it's an important life affirming experience about the power of perseverance, belief, and having a positive attitude about your future.' (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Moises Kaufman's enduring drama of Oscar Wilde's three trials for homosexual behavior in late 19th Century England will be presented through a new lens with the casting of female actors in some of the roles traditionally played by men. Promethean's Artistic Director Brian Pastor, will who direct the production, made the announcement today. (more...)

Violinist Joshua Bell to Kick Off Buffalo Philharmonic's 2016-17 Season, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra begins its 2016-17 season on Sept. 17. After well-received summer concerts, JoAnn Falletta brings Western New York a new season filled with drama, theatrics, superstars and rising stars. (more...)

BWW Review: Janice Hall Captures the Grandeur and Humanity of Dietrich in GRAND ILLUSIONS Revival
by Victoria Ordin - Sep 19, 2016

'Without Dietrich, there would have been no Madonna...and no Gaga,' Janice Hall announced at the outset of her brilliant revival of GRAND ILLUSIONS: THE MUSIC OF MARLENE DIETRICH, the most recent installment of Stephen Hanks' New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits. Co-produced by Father Jeffrey R. Hamblin and flawlessly directed by Peter Napolitano, Hall's show---for which the former opera singer won both MAC and Bistro awards in 2011 and 2012, respectively---seamlessly weaves together the music and life of the enigmatic movie star and international cabaret sensation whose greatest creation, in Hall's words, 'was herself.' (more...)

BWW Review: LitMoon's THE GLASS MENAGERIE Shows Life After the Bough Breaks
by Maggie Yates - Sep 15, 2016

Litmoon's production captures the resounding void of the Wingfields' desperation. 'The Glass Menagerie's' characters, flawed past self-awareness, anxiously grasp at a lifestyle unavailable to them. The audience champions their hopes while simultaneously recognizing the folly of their untenable desires. Striking and complex, Litmoon's The Glass Menagerie offers a view of the constant regret that haunts those bereft of realistic hopes for a better future. (more...)

The Coterie Theatre Opens its 38th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Coterie Theatre, nationally recognized as one the leading live theatres for families and young audiences in the country, opens its 38th season with The Nine Who Dared: Courage in Little Rock, which tells the true story of the 'Little Rock Nine' and the desegregation of Central High School as a uniquely interactive stage drama that asks audiences to become citizens of 1957 Little Rock and witness one of the most important moments in Civil Rights history. Directed by Jeff Church, The Nine Who Dared: Courage in Little Rock will be performed live on The Coterie's stage September 20 - October 21, 2016. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith Announces Casting for SHOPPING AND F***ING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Shopping and Fucking. Alex Arnold will be playing Robbie, Ashley McGuire will be playing Brian, David Moorst will be playing Gary, Sam Spruell will be playing Mark, Sophie Wu will be playing Lulu. (more...)

BWW Review: CRADLE WILL ROCK, a Musical Product of the Federal Theatre Project, is Next Musical Theatre Project Staging
by Roy Berko - Sep 13, 2016

In 1929 the country was plunged into a financial collapse. The result was a diminishment of funds for not only food and housing, but the collapse of the arts, including the film and theatre industries. (more...)

BWW Review: STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Kansas City Actors Theatre
by Sara Brown - Sep 12, 2016

Cinnamon Schultz embodies the role of Blanche DuBois in Kansas City Actors Theater's hauntingly beautiful production of 'Streetcar Named Desire.' (more...)

NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Announces Three New Cast Members
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

NBC's iconic late-night franchise SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE will be starting its 42nd season with three new cast members: Mikey Day, Alex Moffat and Melissa Villaseñor, who will join the Oct. 1 season premiere as featured players. (more...)

Anne Hathaway, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Jesse Tyler Ferguson Among United Solo's 2016 Special Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Now in its seventh season, United Solo nominates seven performers for its Special Award. Since it began, the world's largest solo theatre festival has honored illustrious solo performers. (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES Continues to Win Audiences' Affection in LA
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 1, 2016

I already knew Disney's NEWSIES had developed cult status before I saw the show. Its legions of loyal 'Fansies' have championed it from the very beginning. But even I wasn't prepared for the audience's screams of appreciation for the hard-working boys - and one girl - who form the heart of the current national tour playing at the Hollywood Pantages through September 4th. (more...)

Disney XD Gives Second Season Order for Sci-Fi Adventure Series MECH-X4
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Disney XD has greenlit a second season of its live-action sci-fi adventure series 'MECH-X4' ahead of the series debut in two episodes simulcast SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 (8:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel and Disney XD. (more...)

Emily Blunt, Tom Hanks Set to Host SNL; Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars to Perform
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

USA Today reports that Emily Blunt will host the October 15th episode of NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (11:30 ET/PT) .   (more...)

New Tragi-Comedy RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA to Premiere at New York City Center Stage II
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Ring Twice for Miranda, a new play written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob), will premiere at New York City Center Stage II (131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues). (more...)

A Tale of Two Shows in the Same City: HEDDA GABLER Meets 1984
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

A few weeks ago, in a coffee shop on 7th Avenue in Manhattan, two directors sat down for a little shop talk. Kelly McCready was joined by Dave Stishan, both of whom are directing shows in the Astoria/Long Island City area, both of which are adaptations. (more...)

Pushing the Envelope: A Decade of Documentary at the Cinema Eye Honors
by Movies News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Museum of the Moving Image will present Pushing the Envelope: A Decade of Documentary at the Cinema Eye Honors, from November 4 through December 23, 2016. (more...)

BWW Preview: LIZZIE at Out Of The Box Theatre Company
by Maggie Yates - Oct 25, 2016

Teenage Riot: Out of the Box Brings the LIZZIE BORDEN murder to the Stage (more...)

VIDEO: Tom Hanks & Leslie Jones Promo This Week's SNL
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Tom Hanks hosts NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE on October 22, 2016, with musical guest Lady Gaga. Below, check out promos featuring cast member Leslie Jones and Lady Gaga herself! (more...)

Freeform Cancels Thriller Drama GUILT Following One Season
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Freeform has cancelled its freshman drama series GUILT. The show premiered to 486,000 viewers, but quickly dropped to an average of 300,000 for the remainder of its 10-episode season. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016


National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Will Honor Liev Schreiber at 'Golden Gala'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Golden Globe nominee and Tony Award winner Liev Schreiber will be honored at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF] Golden Gala at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on Monday, December 12th, 7pm. Schreiber is currently in New York City and can be seen playing the lead role of Le Vicomte de Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Broadway through January 22, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Chicago's HAMILTON Ignites
by Misha Davenport - Oct 20, 2016


Cherry Jones to Make West End Debut in John Tiffany's THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Michael Esper, Brian J. Smith, and Kate O'Flynn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

John Tiffany returns to the West End for the first time since the international critical hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, to bring his acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie to the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Alec Baldwin Joins Saturday Night Live as Donald Trump
by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2016

As if one Donald Trump wasn't scary enough, Saturday Night Live returned last night for a new season and with it came the return of the show's election commentary, including Alec Baldwin as the new Donald Trump, following the departure of former cast member Taran Killam. Featuring Trump complaining about his microphone being 'bad,' frequently interrupting Secretary Clinton, and his continued lies about issues such as his support of the Iraq war, the cold open sketch takes on a recap of the first Presidential Debate, with Emmy-winner Kate McKinnon resuming her role as Hillary Clinton, and Michael Che taking on the role of the debate moderator, Lester Holt. (more...)

Theatre Francais de Toronto to Stage LES ZINSPIRES CINQ SUR CINQ
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Theatre francais de Toronto will present the fifth installment of its wildly popular theatre for young audience series Les Zinspires. Directed by Chanda Legroux Gibson, Les Zinspires cinq sur cinq will be presented in French with English surtitles at the Berkeley Street Theatre, November 18, 23 & 26. (more...)

VIDEO: Bruno Mars Performs New Single '24K Magic' on SNL
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

On this week's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE on NBC, musical guest Bruno Mars performed his new hit single '24K Magic.' (more...)

VONNEGUT, USA Premieres Tonight at Atwater Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Next Arena (TNA) presents the World Premiere production of Vonnegut, USA, an adaptation of five Kurt Vonnegut short stories by TNA's artistic director, Scott Rognlien. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Emily Blunt Promos This Week's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Emily Blunt hosts this week's SATURDAY NIGH TLIVE, with musical guest Bruno Mars. In the promos below, watch as SNL cast member Beck Bennett and  Blunt split a large pepperoni pizza! (more...)

Lyrics Hammersmith Announces Full Cast for SHOPPING AND F***ING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Shopping and Fucking. Alex Arnold will be playing Robbie, Ashley McGuire will be playing Brian, David Moorst will be playing Gary, Sam Spruell will be playing Mark, Sophie Wu will be playing Lulu. (more...)

Breaking: Daniel Craig to Reprise Role of Agent 007 in Next JAMES BOND Film
by Movies News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Showbiz911 reports the news that Daniel Craig will in fact return to his role as Agent 007 in the next JAMES BOND film, despite reports to the contrary. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Adds Performances for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed opening of the UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice, two further matinee performances have been added to the sell-out run - on 12 and 19 November at 3pm. Josh Seymour directs Joseph Alessi (Mr Zero), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs Zero), Joanna Kirkland (Daisy Dorothea Devore) and Edd Campbell Bird (Shrdlu), with James Dinsmore (Mr One and as cast), Helen Walsh (Mrs One and as cast), George Rae (Mr Two and as cast), and Sue Appleby (Mrs Two and as cast). (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces New York City Center Season Programming
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016


LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Finds Full Broadway Company for Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the Donmar Warehouse production of Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, starring Tony Award winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. (more...)

BWW Review: The Play EL CHE Begs The Question, Porque Che?
by Herbert Paine - Aug 31, 2016

In the wake of an otherwise amateurish production of Marcelino Quiñonez's homage to Che Guevara, two questions beg for answers: Why Che? And, to what end? If the play is a work in progress, with aspirations for a larger stage, it might be helpful to ponder the riddles. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater's THE LOVE POTION to Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

For the first time ever, Chicago's iconic Music Box Theatre will host a classical live performance when Chicago Opera Theater (COT) debuts the Chicago premiere of Frank Martin's 1942 'The Love Potion' ('Le Vin Herbe') on September 30. (more...)

Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr. to Be Part of Alvin Ailey's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage from November 30th - December 31st, 2016. In his sixth season as Artistic Director, Robert Battle leads Ailey's 32 renowned dancers during this annual five-week engagement, which has become a joyous holiday tradition. (more...)

CAN YOU HEAR ME RUNNING? Sets To Play at Pleasance Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016


Gary Beck's CALL TO VALOR Hits the Shelves
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Gary Beck's Call to Valor is a sweeping story of war, love and courage, as determined Americans face the war on terror, in a world of increasing nuclear threats. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CRUCIBLE Is Still As Relevant As Ever
by Barry Lenny - Aug 12, 2016

The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-3 are the basis for Arthur Miller's iconic play, The Crucible. (more...)

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