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Award Winning Documentary Film ROOM TO BREATHE Now on iTunes
by Movies News Desk - May 30, 2014

“Room to Breathe” follows four students in the classroom with the highest suspension rates in the San Francisco Unified School District as they are introduced to the practice of mindfulness meditation. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Our State, My Anthem
by Kristen Morale - May 30, 2014

As taken from the song "I Bring Light," one of the first achieved moments of individual triumph and beauty for the story's protagonist is captured through the powerful words of a character who has always understand the potential greatness of being "free." A young rebel by the name of Prometheus takes his ardent desire to liberate himself from the darkness which has descended upon his people by means of an oppressive and soul crushing State, and becomes the hero of this fantastic new musical that tackles an old yet thought provoking concept. Can it be possible for one person to change the world - to have it "born anew" - by showing how important the individual is in the midst of complete tyranny? Ayn Rand's Anthem is hereby taken and transformed into a production that emphasizes the influence of one young soul and his ambition to show that there really isn't any "I" in team after all; this, my friends, is The Anthem. (more...)

Adam Sandler Reveals Why He Will Never Host SNL
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2014

In an appearance on SNL alum Norm Macdonald's podcast, Adam Sandler explained why he will never return as a host of the long running NBC sketch comedy series which launched his successful career in film. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Presents ANARCHY AND BEAUTY: WILLIAM MORRIS AND HIS LEGACY, 1860-1960, 10/16-1/11
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

From the Pre-Raphaelites to Terence Conran, the first exhibition devoted to William Morris and his influence on twentieth-century life, is to open at the National Portrait Gallery this autumn, it was announced today (Wed 28 May 2014). (more...)

Scoop: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE on NBC - Tonight, May 24, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 24, 2014

Get all the scoop on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, airing on NBC tonight, May 24, 2014! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Philadelphia's Piffaro Scores A Hit With Its PRISONERS AND PENITENTS Season Close
by Marakay Rogers - May 23, 2014

The internationally noted Renaissance ensemble performed music to lament one's fate by, inside one of Pennsylvania's most historic prisons. It's worth performing anywhere. (more...)

Syfy Acquires All 39 Episodes of SPARTACUS From Starz
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2014

Continuing to expand its roster of diverse domestic and international programming, Syfy today announced it is acquiring U.S. basic cable rights to all 39 episodes (more...)

Scoop: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE on NBC - Saturday, May 24, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 22, 2014

Get all the scoop on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, airing on NBC on Saturday, May 24, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of June 16, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 6, 2014

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC for the week of June 16, 2014! (more...)

Kate Baldwin & Jason Danieley to Lead Broadway-Bound CAN CAN at Paper Mill Playhouse; Performances to Begin 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2014-2015 season with the Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. (more...)

Brian Van Holt to Star in Syfy's Original Event Series ASCENSION
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Syfy today announced that Brian Van Holt (Cougar Town, The Bridge) will star in the channel's new original, six hour event series Ascension (more...)

JARHEAD 2: FIELD OF FIRE Coming to Blu-ray/DVD & Digital HD 8/19
by Movies News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

A Marine unit stationed in the hostile province of Helmand Afghanistan wilderness faces a harrowing mission as they try to help a fugitive woman reach safety from the Taliban in Jarhead 2: Field of Fire. (more...)

Peggy Eason to Return for Encore at Don't Tell Mama, 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Black, Blind and Beautiful, Peggy Easton's robust and gorgeous style will enthrall everyone who hears her. Once again, she is directed by ten-time MAC winner Lennie Watts -- and after two successful outings on June 9th and June 15th, Peggy is back again on July 23rd. (more...)

Rooftop Films to Screen THE DISOBEDIENT, THANKSGIVING and THE NOTORIOUS MR. BOUT This Week
by Movies News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Tomorrow, Rooftop Films returns to the Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm for the last time this year for the NY Premiere of THE DISOBEDIENT, Mina Djukic's Serbian coming-of-age romance that wowed audiences at this year's Sundance Film Festival. (more...)

New York City Arts in Education Roundtable to Host 'MOONSTRUCK MEETS STARSTRUCK' Benefit, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable will host MOONSTRUCK MEETS STARSTUCK: A FESTIVE BENEFIT FOR THE YOUNG AT ART on Monday, June 9th at 6:00 pm at the Park Avenue Armory (643 Park Avenue). This year's benefit will honor the artistry of John Patrick Shanley and support the Roundtable's programs for the hundreds of organizations and practitioners who bring arts education to the city's schools and communities. (more...)

Kristolyn Lloyd & Dave Thomas Brown to Join Cast of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

The producers of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, the new musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, welcome Dave Thomas Brown as JD and Kristolyn Lloyd as Heather Duke to the "in-crowd" on Monday, June 9, 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for Adam Newport-Berra's THANKSGIVING, Premiere July 3
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2014

Passing a joint around a Thanksgiving feast each guest recites what they are most thankful for; success, friendship, beginnings, endings, and, most importantly, love. Amy--a young, flailing Brooklynite--is most thankful for the unexpected presence of her brother Will, but this sentiment is not shared by her devoted partner Alex. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Announces Casting for 'PENSACOLA', THE MOUSETRAP, and WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces casting for the first three productions of the 40th Anniversary Season. (more...)

BWW TV: HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Company Previews Cast Album at Barnes & Noble!
by Randy Rainbow - Jun 24, 2014

Heathers: The Musical, the new smash-hit musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, just celebrated the release of its World Premiere Cast Recording on Yellow Sound Label- available now for digital download on iTunes, and in stores . The cast just gave a special performance at Barnes & Noble and BroadwayWorld was there for the big event. Go inside the special event in the video below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peeks - Syfy's DEFIANCE and DOMINION
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Below, check out sneak peeks and clips for Syfy's upcoming new episodes of Defiance and Dominion, bringing action to your Thursday nights! (more...)

Syfy's Supernatural Drama DOMINION Sets Channel Ratings Record
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Syfy's new epic supernatural drama Dominion shattered channel records by posting the highest L3 vs. L+SD percentage lift ever for a Syfy original series premiere since Nielsen began recording L3 data in 2007. (more...)

Cabaret Sign Interpreted Performance
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jun 20, 2014

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About Face Presents METHTACULAR!, 8/21-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

About Face Theatre, in association with Justin Brill, is pleased to launch its 2014-15 season with Methtacular!, written and performed by Steven Stafford and directed by Adam Fitzgerald. In this Chicago premiere, Strafford shares his brutally honest and often comedic story of survival in the underground world of Chicago's crystal meth scene. Methtacular! plays August 21 - September 28, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at www.aboufacetheatre.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, August 24 at 4 pm. (more...)

Syfy's New Epic Supernatural Drama Series DOMINION and Returning DEFIANCE Score Strong Premieres on Thursday, June 19
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Successfully establishing a potent Thursday night original scripted programming block, the premieres of Syfy's new epic supernatural drama series Dominion and the second season return of the popular series Defiance each delivered two million total viewers during their June 19 premieres. (more...)

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Cast Comes to Barnes & Noble 6/16 for Performance, CD Signing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Cast members from HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL will appear at the Barnes & Noble at 86th and Lexington in New York City on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 5 p.m. to perform selections from the show and sign copies of the show's World Premiere Cast Recording. (more...)

Bravo Media and Universal Cable Productions Commence Production in Vancouver on Bravo's First Scripted Series GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Bravo Media announces the commencement of production in Vancouver on its first original scripted series 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce' starring Lisa Edelstein. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: What's Your Damage?! Watch Highlights from HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 18, 2014

Heathers: The Musical, the new musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, opened on Monday, March 31, 2014 - the 25th Anniversary of the film's release - at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Written by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Emmy Award winner Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, 'Defiance', 'Desperate Housewives'), Heathers: The Musical is directed by famed stage and screen director Andy Fickman(Reefer Madness, Parental Guidance, She's The Man), with choreography by Emmy Award winnerMarguerite Derricks (Fame, Charlie's Angels, Austin Powers films). Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to exclusively premiere highlights from the new musical! (more...)

Lauren Gunderson's BAUER to Storm 59E59 Theaters' Inaugural 5A Season, 9/2-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

59E59 Theaters presents the second show in the inaugural 5A Season with the New York premiere of BAUER, written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Bill English. Produced by the San Francisco Playhouse, BAUER begins performances on Tuesday, September 2 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 12. Opening Night is Tuesday, September 9 at 7 PM. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season Premieres of Syfy's DEFIANCE & DOMINION
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Brace yourselves for the impact that is the arrival of both season two of Defiance and a new series, Dominion (more...)

Photo Coverage: HEATHERS Cast Celebrates Album Release at Barnes & Noble!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 17, 2014

Heathers: The Musical, the new smash-hit musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, just celebrated the release of its World Premiere Cast Recording on Yellow Sound Label- available now for digital download on iTunes, and in stores starting today, June 17. The cast just gave a special performance at Barnes & Noble and BroadwayWorld was there for the big event. Check out full photo coverage below! (more...)

Linkin Park Releases New Album 'The Hunting Party'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Grammy-Award-winning rock band, LINKIN PARK have released their sixth studio album, The Hunting Party (Machine Shop Recordings / Warner Bros.). (more...)

Megan Hilty Will be the First Guest on AMERICAN BLEND, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

James Michael Angelo and Tiffany Haas are thrilled to announce that Megan Hilty (Smash, Sean Saves the World, Wicked and Nine to Five on Broadway) will be the very first guest on their new talk show, AMERICAN BLEND. The pilot episode will hit the web on Tuesday, June 17th on the AMERICAN BLEND website, (www.americanblend.tv). The duo plans to turn the talk show into a weekly series beginning in the fall of 2014, future guests will be announced soon. The series is co-hosted by Mr. Angelo and Ms. Haas. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Impressive New Regional Production of LES MISERABLES Debuts in La Mirada
by Michael L. Quintos - Jun 10, 2014

First to take on this brave task of bringing a regional production of the hit musical LES MISERABLES to the L.A./O.C. area is McCoy-Rigby Entertainment, that regional theater powerhouse that has consistently and successfully put on some magnificent, Broadway-caliber productions at their home base at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. In this theatrical company's very capable hands---particularly the pair attached to the production's Ovation Award-winning director Brian Kite---this impressive, locally-gestated LES MIS is confident, gutsy, and even quite rousing. (more...)

Michael O'Keefe & More Set to Guest Star on New Season of ROYAL PAINS Premiering Today
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Michael O'Keefe ('Michael Clayton'), and actors Nick Gehlfuss ('Shameless'), Spencer Grammar ('Ironside'), Tyler Labine ('Rise of the Planet of the Apes'), Leonardo Nam ('Betas') and Brandon Quinn ('Army Wives'), will guest star in the sixth season of ROYAL PAINS (more...)

A VERY HEATHERS PROM to Celebrate Cast Album Release 6/18 at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Producers of Heathers: The Musical, the new smash-hit musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, will host A VERY HEATHERS PROM immediately following the performance on Wednesday, June 18, from 10:30PM-2:00AM at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) in New York City. The Prom celebrates the release of the show's World Premiere Cast Recording on Yellow Sound Label, available now for digital download on iTunes, and in stores June 17. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peeks - Syfy's DEFIANCE, DOMINION & SPARTACUS
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Don't forget to watch all-new episodes of Defiance, Dominion and Spartacus, all beginning tomorrow night at 8/7c! (more...)

Laverne Cox to Guest Star in Bravo's GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Laverne Cox ('Orange is the New Black') has been tapped to guest star in Bravo's first original scripted series 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce,' from Universal Cable Productions (UCP), that will premiere later this year. (more...)

Barrett Wilbert Weed Departs HEATHERS; Charissa Hogeland to Take Over as 'Veronica'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that Drama Desk nominee Barrett Wilbert Weed has officially left the cast of Heathers: The Musical, the new smash-hit musical currently playing at New World Stages. A show representative told BWW: 'Barrett Wilbert Weed has departed the Off-Broadway production of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL to pursue other opportunities. Original cast member Charissa Hogeland, who has understudied the role of Veronica since the show's premiere at New World Stages, will take over the leading role, effective immediately.' (more...)

SYFY's Original Event Series ASCENSION Begins Production in Montreal
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Syfy's Ascension, a six-hour event series premiering in November, has commenced production in Montreal, QC. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Summer Theatre of New Canaan Rocks with HAIRSPRAY
by Cindy Cardozo - Jul 6, 2014

Summer Theatre of New Canaan rocks the summer months with the powerhouse, feel-good musical, Hairspray. (more...)

RIOT GRRRL SAVES THE WORLD Wins Encore Award, One More Performance Added
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

The company that brought last year's award-winning It's Important to Leave, As Well, returned for its 3rd year at the Hollywood Fringe Festival this June with a World Premiere play tackling love, friendship, punk rock and the End of Days! Check below for photos of the production! (more...)

Bernadette Peters to Guest Star on Bravo's GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Three time Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters will guest star in an upcoming episode of Bravo Media's first original scripted series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce," (more...)

BWW Interview: THE WHO & THE WHAT'S Tala Ashe Ignites the Stage
by Naomi Serviss - Jul 2, 2014

Ashe plays the more traditional of two Pakistani-American sisters in Atlanta in the searing new work by the Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peeks - Syfy's DEFIANCE and DOMINION
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Set your alarm for all-new episodes of Defiance and Dominion, beginning tomorrow night at 8/7c! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peeks - Syfy's DEFIANCE, DOMINION & SPARTACUS
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Get ready for Syfy's night of action-packed drama tomorrow, featuring Defiance, Dominion and Spartacus (more...)

BWW Reviews: We Happy Few's Revival of THE DUCHESS OF MALFI Decries Oppression of Women
by Elizabeth Bruce - Jul 16, 2014

We Happy Few Productions has once again brought its signature commitment to enlivening classic theatre through bare-bones, ensemble storytelling to this year's Capital Fringe Festival. Happily, they have re-energized a 90-minute version of the Jacobean drama, THE DUCHESS OF MALFI by John Webster, and placed its prescient outrage at the subordination and persecution of women before a 21st century audience still battling this oldest of injustices. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kristin Chenoweth Wows London in a One-Night-Only Concert
by Iris Moebius - Jul 15, 2014

It had been three years in the making when Kristin Chenoweth took the stage at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday for her one night only concert. She was welcomed by thunderous applause, was visibly moved and happy to be there. Over the next 2 hours she took us on a journey through different musical genres, including musical theatre, country, gospel and pop. Miss Chenoweth wowed the audience with her versatility and the effortlessness with which she moved through this eclectic program, but also with the raw emotion palpable in each song. (more...)

Jackson Browne and His Band to Play the Philadelphia Academy of Music, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne announces fall tour dates in the U.S and U.K to support his new studio album, Standing In The Breach, scheduled for release on October 6 (international) and October 7 (U.S.). The fall shows with Jackson and his band begin on September 14 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and end on November 24, at London's Royal Albert Hall with a Philadelphia tour stop at the Academy of Music on Friday, October 10 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Syfy Greenlights Pilot Based on Lev Grossman's THE MAGICIANS
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Continuing its strategy to create bold and distinctive sci-fi fantasy drama, Syfy today announced that it has greenlit a pilot of The Magicians, an adaptation of Lev Grossman's best-selling fantasy book (more...)

HEATHERS Sets Early August Closing Date Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, the critically acclaimed musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, will play its final performance of its limited engagement at New World Stages on Monday, August 4, 2014 after 17 previews and 145 regular performances. (more...)

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