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BWW Interviews: Playwright Dean Poynor
by Cara Richardson - May 5, 2014

Tennessee Repertory Theatre begins their Ingram New Workds Festival on May 7th. In preparation for the big event, Tennessee Repertory let their playwrights interview each other on their blog. We are sharing those interviews with our readers here at BroadwayWorld.com with the permission of Tennessee Repertory Theatre. This is the final in a series of four interviews. In this interview Dean Poynor is interviewed by fellow playwright Nate Eppler. (more...)

Lisa-Skye to Perform BUNNY AND MAD DOG GET HIGH at Fundraiser Gala, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

This year has been an action-packed one, tour wise. And she's about to do it all again! BUT GOOD LORD SHE NEEDS HELP. So a fundraiser it is! (more...)

Review Roundup: Seth MacFarlane Comedy A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST
by Danielle DeSisto - May 30, 2014

'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane steps in front of the camera for the very first time in the new comedy 'A Million Ways to Die in the West', which opened today, May 30th. (more...)

SYTYCD Recap: SYTYCD Returns with Hot Tamales and Lap Dances and Bieber, Oh My!
by Matt Tamanini - May 29, 2014

No one denies that shows like THE VOICE, THE AMAZING RACE, and AMERICAN IDOL have a larger cultural cache, but for fans who enjoy honest, artistic creativity, there is nothing on television like SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. Each year, SYTYCD routinely turns out some of the most impressive and moving performances you will see anywhere. With changes to the format this year, including returning to a single winner, the introduction of dance crews, and a young up-start named Justin Bieber, Season 11 could just be the most exciting yet. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Fringe Spotlight: SCAR FACE: THE MUSICAL
by Ellen Dostal - May 28, 2014

You heard that right… SCAR FACE: THE MUSICAL. Producer Nick Howell and writer/director Chris O'Neill take a flying leap into the Fringe with a new musical that uses the film Scarface as its springboard. Check out this description: (more...)

by David Clarke - May 27, 2014

There is always something exciting happening in Houston's theatre scene, and one of our latest additions is promising to promote education in the arts while offering exhilarating cabaret concerts as well. Recently, I caught up with locally based actor and producer Tyce Green at Empire Cafe on Westheimer Road to discuss his exciting, new Straight From New York Workshop and Concert series. (more...)

Premiere of LUCKY DUCK Among Disney Channel's June Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2014

Disney Channel announces June 2014 Programming Highlights (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 5/24- ROCKY, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, and More Pay Tribute to Memorial Day
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's photos come from the casts of ROCKY, KINKY BOOTS, AVENUE Q, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, HEATHERS, 50 SHADES! and more! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Mark Gessner Talks SUBMISSIONS ONLY, THE RESIDUALS, Laying Down Tracks w/ 50 Cent
by Matt Tamanini - May 22, 2014

If you are a BroadwayWorld regular, you will recognize Mark Gessner as Eric Mousse, the quite, crossword playing cast member of JEREMY'S FORT on SUBMISSIONS ONLY. Also, if you have watched TV in the last decade, chance are good that you've seen him in some very popular commercials. Recently, Mark has been a member of the first season of the hit webseries THE RESIDUALS. Recently, Mark spoke to BWW about his experiences on popular webseries, why SUBMISSIONS ONLY star and writer Kate Weatherhead is like Derrick Jeter, and his role on the upcoming Starz series POWER alongside 50 Cent. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Recap: IDOL Delivers Fantastic Finale and Crowns a Worthy Champion
by Matt Tamanini - May 22, 2014

A journey that started nearly a year ago officially ended tonight. From tens of thousands auditioning last summer to one being named the 13th American Idol. For my money, Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene were not only the two most deserving contenders for this season's crown, but they were so by a wide margin. The contentment with knowing that either would be a worthy champion added to a show that returned to the bygone era when IDOL Finales were the highlight of each TV season. (more...)

Boiling Point Players Present IN JULIET'S GARDEN, Now thru 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

'To be, or not to be' at the play...definitely TO BE! Come see Boiling Point Players inaugural production of In Juliet's Garden, a play for Shakespeare fans and newbies alike! (more...)

Anna Kendrick Comments On Hit Status Of 'Cups' From PITCH PERFECT & INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - May 18, 2014

Rising screen superstar Anna Kendrick started out on the Broadway stage and discusses the international hit status of her PITCH PERFECT breakout single 'Cups' as well as looks ahead to her role as Cinderella in the stage-to-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS as part of a new interview. (more...)

Review Roundup: Bryan Cranston & GODZILLA Stomp Into Theaters Friday
by Matt Tamanini - May 16, 2014

The newest addition to the Godzilla film franchise is being released this Friday, just in time to celebrate the 60th Anniversary. The cast, led by Tony front-runner Bryan Cranston, features Oscar winner Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and of course a giant lizard and a number of other monsters. (more...)

Aaron Lee Tasjan to Play at the Rockwood Music Hall Stage, 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2014

Aaron Lee Tasjan is bringing his own distinct version of indie folk grit to New York, NY on July 6th. Tasjan released his second solo EP, Crooked River Burning, on Rockwood Music Hall Recordings in the spring of 2014. (more...)

Noah Parets, Armand Schultz & Anastasia Barzee to Lead Ogunquit Playhouse's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

The Ogunquit Playhouse, America's Foremost Summer Theatre, will be one of the first regional theatres in the U.S. to produce the Tony Award winning Billy Elliot the Musical on stage June 25 to July 26. Billy Elliot tells the story of a young boy who discovers his true passion lies in ballet class and not in the boxing ring, and then finds the strength to defy the convention of his small UK mining town to make his dream come true. The Ogunquit production features a cast of Broadway veterans, including Anastasia Barzee, Armond Shultz and Tony Award nominee Joel Blum. (more...)

The Lodge & Spa At Brush Creek Ranch Announces Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

SARATOGA, Wyo., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, a Preferred Boutique destination and dual-endorsed Orvis fly-fishing and wingshooting lodge, announced that they officially opened for the 2014 season on June 4 th. This summer features an exciting lineup of summer vacation offers including the annual Independence Week Celebration, a Saddle Up & Ride Package offering a $500 travel credit for stays of five nights or longer, as well as a High Mountain Yurt Experience, new for the 2014 season. The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch offers an unsurpassed luxury Dude ranch experience on 15,000 acres of pristine, Western landscape in the heart of Wyoming's famed Platte River Valley. (more...)

The Whistle Sports Network Acquires The Lacrosse Network
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

“Our first acquisition is also the first place millions of lacrosse fans and athletes have turned to learn about and enjoy their favorite sport. TLN has built a great team, captured a growing and passionate audience and delivered interesting content on a regular basis,” said Whistle co-founder Jeff Urban. “We look forward to making them an important part of our team and an important part of our own growth.” (more...)

BWW Reviews: Arvo Pärt Triumphant at Carnegie Hall
by Peter Danish - Jun 4, 2014

Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir perform music of Arvo Part at Carnegie Hall to enthusiastic crowd. (more...)

Comedian Mike Epps Responds to Claims That He Attacked Atlanta Man
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Comedian Mike Epps has responded to claims that he attacked a local man. An Atlanta comedian, Lavar Walker, claims he was attacked by Epps after he had mocked Epps on Instagram, playing on a feud between Epps and comedian Kevin Hart. Walker states that Epps heard about the video and confronted him outside Uptown Comedy Corner in northwest Atlanta on Saturday night. (more...)

'Game on Dude' Headlines BREEDERS CUP CHALLENGE Series on NBC
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Perennial division leader Game On Dude headlines a bid for a Breeders' Cup Classic berth for the $500,000 Gold Cup in the “Breeders' Cup Challenge Series: Win and You're In” during NBCSN's live telecast this Saturday, June 28, at 7 p.m. ET from Santa Anita. (more...)

Anna Chlumsky, Jason Danieley, The Skivvies & More Join WTF's 2014 Season; Lauren Ambrose Withdraws from FOOL FOR LOVE with Chris Pine
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced additional casting on both the Main Stage and Nikos Stage as well as special events for the 2014 Season. On the Main Stage: Diana DiMarzio, Rick Holmes, and Timothy Shew join the WTF Resident Company, appearing in both June Moon and The Visit. (more...)

BWW Reviews: STOMP Returns to Manila
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Tap dance on 'roids and LSD* -- that is what STOMP is. (more...)

SYTYCD Recap: Wraps Up Auditions with Redemption, Anger, Great Dancing
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 19, 2014

This week's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE marked the end of an era. After an all too short month, DANCE fans bid a fond(?) adieu to Justin Bieber and his choreographer Nick DeMoura, who introduced their final Dance Crew Battle. While I'm sure Uncle Nigel will do whatever he can to get The Biebs on the finale (assuming all of his visa issues are resolved) to introduced the most-tweeted crew. (more...)

Austin Adventures Offering Custom Trips
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Austin Adventures, world leader in small group, multisport and active travel, have shifted sales focus and operations this year to accommodate a significant uptick in requests for private and exclusive custom trips. The 2014 season is shaping up to be a banner year for independent group travel. (more...)

by Jeanmarie Simpson - Jun 14, 2014

I had forgotten how profoundly theatre can transcend. That the people doing the singing, dancing, joke making and storytelling are actual human beings, and that they're susceptible to the butterfly effect and the hundredth monkey and that they, too, are feeling the weight of the sky pressing down in these hard, heavy times. (more...)

Aziz Ansari Comes to Madison Square Garden, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Live Nation in association with Carolines on Broadway announced Rolling Stone's "funniest man under 30", Aziz Ansari, will bring his Modern Romance tour to Madison Square Garden on October 9th. Tickets are on sale now through www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone and select Ticketmaster outlets. If tickets remain they will be available at the Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre box offices on Sunday, June 14th. (more...)

The Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino Presents Aziz Ansari, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino will welcome actor and comedian Aziz Ansari when he returns to Las Vegas with bigger and better laughs Saturday, Oct. 4. Recently embarking on his Modern Romance North American tour, the “Parks & Recreation” actor will take the Mandalay Bay Events Center stage at 9 p.m. (more...)

Jim Norton, D.L. Hughley and More Set for Cobb's Comedy Club and Punch Line SF, Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Scroll down for the upcoming lineup for Cobb's Comedy Club and Punch Line SF. Just announced- Jim Norton, D.L. Hughley and more! (more...)

The Washington Rogues Present Alexandra Petri's THE CAMPSITE RULE, 7/23-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

The Washington Rogues present Alexandra Petri's THE CAMPSITE RULE at The Anacostia Playhouse. Performances begin July 23rd! (more...)

Pantochino's Summer Theatre Camp to Debut New Musical Spoof Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc., Connecticut's 'Ridiculously Entertaining' non profit theatre company, will debut it's new musical spoof, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Outlet Store' at 4pm, Friday, July 25th at the Center for the Arts in Milford as part of it's Summer Theatre Camp series. (more...)

THE DUDE WHO DID DICTIONARIES by Josh Mitchell is Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Josh Mitchell's new novel 'The Dude Who Did Dictionaries' is now available on Amazon via Kindle Direct as a KDP Selection -www.amazon.com/dp/B00M0DUI8Y (more...)

Nickelodeon's First Annual KIDS CHOICE SPORTS Tops Night in Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

A lineup of sports superstars including Dwyane Wade, Tim Howard, Serena Williams, Kevin Durant, Gabby Douglas, Victor Cruz, Carmelo Anthony and more helped lead Nickelodeon's inaugural Kids' Choice Sports 2014 to a ratings victory for its Thursday, July 17, (8-9:30 p.m.) telecast. (more...)

Robert Kelly Comes to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 7/31-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Robert Kelly's unique, honest take on his own life and relationships make his comedy clever, abrasive, funny, yet refreshingly vulnerable. When it comes to performing, Kelly has traveled across the country in the Tourgasm Live tour with Dane Cook, has done stand-up at clubs and colleges nation-wide, and has performed at Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival. (more...)

MTV's Look Different Campaign Joins Forces with Jack Antonoff and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

With more than 9 in 10 young people believing small examples of bias can add up to major problems for society, MTV's new multi-year pro-social campaign, “Look Different,” today debuted a second wave of thought-provoking and actionable initiatives. MTV's new “Good Look Panel” will help young people look differently at complex issues and participate in an open dialogue with experts, youth advocates, musicians and MTV talent, including fun. and Bleachers member and Ally Coalition co-founder Jack Antonoff. (more...)

Dare Logan Paul: Hanes Challenges Social Media Superstar To Stay Cool Under Pressure Wearing X-Temp Products On A Nationwide Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Hanes , America's No. 1 apparel brand for men, women and kids, knows the importance of all-day comfort. To demonstrate just that, Hanes teamed up with comedic Vine sensation Logan Paul as he travels the country attending various events filming a series of video dares created by his fans. Ideal for any situation where it's essential to stay cool and dry, Hanes X-Temp is an innovative technology that wicks moisture and adapts to temperature by speeding or slowing cooling for all-day comfort. The Hanes X-Temp product line includes underwear, T-shirts and socks for men and women. (more...)

Daniel Nardicio's XXX TRIPLE X, DWORLD UNDERWEAR PARTY, Linda Lavin and Billy Stritch's POSSIBILITIES and NARDI GRAS! Set for NYC, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Celebrating his 20th year in NYC, Daniel Nardicio brings back his Manniversary edition of XXX Triple X on Thursday, July 31st at 11pm - all Dude/all lewd/all nude, featuring dancers and a live show at the cock, 29 2nd Avenue. Admission: $20 or $10 before 11:30. (more...)

Jodie Mack, SXSW's MATEO and 10,000KM and More Set for Rooftop Films This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Tomorrow, Rooftop Films is on the roof of The JCC in Manhattan for multi-talented experimental filmmaker Jodie Mack's 'Dusty Stacks of Mom' with Documentary Shorts. Jodie will be in the house, performing the film's score live during the screening. On Wednesday we head to Socrates Sculpture Park in LIC, Queens for the FREE International Premiere of The Deadly Ponies Gang, a wild doc about two homies ridin' tricked out ponies, looking for trouble on the rural outskirts of New Zealand. (more...)

New Jackson Family Reality Series Heading to Reelz This November
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Reelz has announced a special television event - LIVING WITH THE JACKSONS (working title) featuring the Jackson family members who grew up inside the Jackson Family Estate and who are now living outside of it for the very first time. (more...)

Darren Criss & Chord Overstreet Talk Sondheim Songs On GLEE
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 9, 2014

This week's episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series Glee was titled 'Bash' and the episode was highlighted by four songs penned by master Broadway songwriter Stephen Sondheim, so stars Darren Criss and Chord Overstreet discuss the work of Sondheim in an amusing new featurette. (more...)

THE SING OFF's The Filharmonic Swings by Twelve3south Studio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

The doors at twelve3south Studio are always open to artists who are looking to make some music, even if they stop in at a moment's notice. The Tipp City, Ohio music studio, which is owned by producer and performer Donnie Reis, hosted The Filharmonic, of NBC's 'The Sing Off' Season 4 earlier this month when the up-and-coming a cappella group stopped in to lay down a few tracks for an upcoming EP. (more...)

Boiling Point Players to Present IN JULIET'S GARDEN, 5/22-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

'To be, or not to be' at the play...definitely TO BE! Come see Boiling Point Players inaugural production of In Juliet's Garden, a play for Shakespeare fans and newbies alike! (more...)

BroadwayWorld's 2013-14 Season Wrap-Up!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 28, 2014

Tomorrow is one of the most exciting mornings of the year for any theatre fan. The 2014 Tony Award Nominations will be announced from The Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel. The Tony Nominations can be viewed LIVE (8:30am ET) on BroadwayWorld.com. Be sure to follow us throughout the day for reactions from the nominees, analysis and much more. With only hours left until the big moment, catch up on all of this year's eligible shows and how they fared with the critics (including BroadwayWorld's own Michael Dale) in BroadwayWorld's Season Wrap-Up! (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Recap: It's Time For America To Pull The Plug (Updated w/ Pictures)
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 24, 2014

On this week's Top-6 edition of AMERICAN IDOL Season XIII, we were “treated” to not one, but two, songs by each competitor. The theme, “A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll” gave the contestants an opportunity to channel their inner Donnys and Maries. Speaking of the beloved Osmond sibs, nothing about them screams either Country or Rock 'n Roll to me. But I digress; in most cases tonight, the double your pleasure set-up resulted in an extra helping of awesome, but (as is expected from this season) there was one singer whose combined performances resulted in confusion with a side of frustration. (more...)

BWW Interview: TUTS Undergrounds' MURDER BALLAD Love Triangle Talks About the Show
by David Clarke & Kristina Nungaray - Apr 24, 2014

TUTS Underground's National Regional Premiere of MURDER BALLAD is kicking off its second and final week of performances in the Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. This rocking 80-minute one-act is leaving Houston audiences electrified and exhilarated. In celebration of the amazing performances given so far and the ones still yet to come, we sat down with MURDER BALLAD's sultry and sexy love triangle gone awry (Pat McRoberts, Lauren Molina, and Steel Burkhardt) to further discuss MURDER BALLAD. (more...)

Boulder Theater Welcomes Ghost With King Dude Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Z2 Entertainment will present Ghost at the Boulder Theater tonight, April 23rd, 2014. Doors open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8:30pm. (more...)

A florist. A mysterious woman. A guy from the city.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Once upon a time, there was a man named Warren who owned a flower shop in the suburbs.  He was a simple man who liked simple things:  classical music, classic literature, and beautiful flowers.  One day, a dark and mysterious woman enters his shop wanting to buy herself flowers for her birthday.  Her name is Aerial.  When Warren offers to give her the flowers as a present, she invites him to dinner at her place.  There, Warren meets Aerial's husband, Richie DelRay.  He is not a nice Dude. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Recap: A Candidate for Clarkson's Crown Emerges & Demi Lovato Critiques (Updated w/ Pictures)
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 17, 2014

Now that AMERICAN IDOL has pared down its finalists to a manageable seven, the producers decided to bust out the most original theme in the show's 13 seasons, “Competitor's Picks.” How it basically works is, Randy Jackson did his only work of the season by playing stenographer as each contestant recommended songs for everyone else in the competition. Randy then handed pieces of paper to all seven remaining finalists, who subsequently picked their song for the week based off of that list. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Austin (more...)

ASK A TRAINER: 'How Can I Get Rid of the Jiggly Underarm Fat?'
by Michael Buckley - Apr 11, 2014

'How can I get rid of my jiggly, underarm fat?'-Amanda K., Syosset, NY (more...)

BWW Interview: Duncan Sheik Talks About Creating AMERICAN PSYCHO
by E.H. Reiter - Apr 11, 2014

Duncan Sheik talks about creating new music for the new musical AMERICAN PSYCHO, GLEE, and more in this second part interview. (more...)

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