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STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for THE TOXIC AVENGER at Southwark Playhouse
by Stage Tube - May 5, 2016

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment in association with the King's Head Theatre, Guy James and Szpiezak Productions presents the European premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER, directed by Benji Sperring with musical director Alex Beetschen. Performances run now through Saturday 21 May 2016. Click below for a new trailer featuring highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE TOXIC AVENGER at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment in association with the King's Head Theatre, Guy James and Szpiezak Productions presents the European premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER, directed by Benji Sperring with musical director Alex Beetschen. Press night was last night 26 April at 7.30pm, and performances run through Saturday 21 May 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Citrus Singers Set for ON THE SPOT at Broadway Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

'On The Spot' is the only show in New York City that combines the dulcet tones of cabaret, with frantic hilarity of improv comedy. It has been in existence for over a year, and will soon celebrate the six-month anniversary of its open ended weekly run at the Broadway Comedy Club. It has an excellent critical reputation, being described as 'spot-on', 'fun-filled', 'top-notch' and 'laugh-out-loud'. As well as being 'a show that takes 'anything for a laugh' to new heights of bravery!' (Hi! Drama, Ludus NYC, Culture Catch) Audiences love it, and singers between shows love coming down between gigs to contribute to the fun. Guest artists have included Brian Falduto, better known as the hilarious young stylist 'Fancypants' in Richard Linklater's 'School of Rock', as well as Amanda Nicholas, one of the stars of cult Off-Broadway Sensation 'Bayside! The Musical!, and Billboard Top 40 singer Janine Berenson. It's clearly a show with staying power. (more...)

Scoop: THE GOLDBERGS on ABC - Wednesday, June 15, 2016
by - May 31, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE GOLDBERGS, airing on ABC on Wednesday, June 15, 2016! (more...)

Celebrate Dad with Freeform's 'Funday' Father's Day Weekend Programming
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Dad. He's always been there for you. School recitals, football games, family vacations. Now with the summer kicking into high gear, what better way to celebrate your beloved father than bonding over classic Disney movies in a weekend-long marathon? (more...)

Left Bank Writers Retreat Announces "Hemingway's Wyoming" Writers' Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Ernest Hemingway had a longtime love affair with Wyoming, visiting ranches and hotels across the state in the 1920s and '30s to fish and write - including finishing his novel 'A Farewell to Arms' while staying at the Sheridan Inn in Sheridan, Wyo. This summer, the porch of that historic hotel will serve as a gathering spot for a small group of writers attending a new Wyoming weekend writing retreat, 'Hemingway's Wyoming,' Aug. 12 - 14, 2016. (more...)

Historic Hudson Valley Extends LIGHTSCAPES
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Due to popular demand, Historic Hudson Valley is extending the run of LIGHTSCAPES, its multi-sensory art and light exhibition at Van Cortlandt. The event, originally scheduled to close on May 30, will continue Fridays-Sundays, June 3-5 and 10-12. (more...)

BWW Interview: Writer Nathanael William Stolte
by Mark C. Lloyd - May 23, 2016

Nathanael William Stolte is a madcap, DIY, Buffalo poet. His first chapbook 'A Beggar's Book of Poems' published by LastFirstPress-PrintCollective came out in the summer of 2015. He has been a featured poet at Third Wednesday, ECC, and Buffalo State College. Also, in Cleveland, Ohio at Guide to Kulture Book Store. He is one of the founding members of Cringe-Worthy Poets Collective. CWPCollective Press is the kitchen table press he and the Cringers started this year. His second chapbook 'Bumblebee Petting Zoo' and small collections of poems '9 By NWS' and '8 By NWS' were published this year (2016). He is currently working on a summer tour with the Cringers and John Dorsey, nine cities from New Jersey to New Mexico at the end of July. He travels to Kent and Cleveland Ohio for readings as well as Rochester New York. He hopes to expand to Syracuse New York and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He describes his poetics as cathartic confessional or nostalgic reverie. He also co-hosts a monthly poetry circle at Rust Belt on Grant Street, every first Thursday of the month, always at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Recap: Burning Down the House on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
by Jennifer McHugh - May 23, 2016

Above all else, can we agree that Ruben Blades (Daniel Salazar) is a badass? Whether battling demons or hearing voices or torching zombie cellars, this Dude is legit. (more...)

VIDEO: Young Theater Critic Iain Armitage Appears on NBC's LITTLE BIG SHOTS!
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

Young theater critic Iain Armitage appeared on last night's LITTLE BIG SHOTS, a new NBC reality competition for young talent hosted by Steve Harvey. (more...)

BWW Recap: Strand By Your Man on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
by Jennifer McHugh - May 2, 2016

When will these people learn to not trust anyone in the apocalypse? They can't still be this naive, can they? Trusting humans didn't pay off once again. (more...)

Bulgogi Release Third Album "Juan Dissed The Cyclops Baby"
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Psychedelic Post-Punk band Bulgogi have finally released their highly anticipated third album “Juan Dissed The Cyclops Baby”! (more...)

BWW Recap: 'Alexander Kirk' Creates Very Strange Bedfellows on THE BLACKLIST
by Marakay Rogers - May 13, 2016

Is the best way to find a Russian criminal to steal a Presidential candidate's entire campaign account? Raymond Reddington and Scottie Hargrave (Famke Janssen) think so, and Tom Keen wants to help. The FBI isn't so sure, especially when it turns out that the FBI's in charge of the robbery. (more...)

BWW Review: REALISH HOUSEWIVES OF CHERRY CREEK at The Garner Galleria
by Chris Arneson - May 13, 2016

There's a place in pop culture for ritzy housewives. Unfortunately, I'm not too sure that place is in Cherry Creek just yet. (more...)

Forward Flux Productions Announces Cast for Fall Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Forward Flux Productions has announced the cast for the West Coast premiere of THE WEDDING GIFT by Chisa Hutchinson, and the world premiere of THE SUMMER HOUSE by Sarah Bernstein.  For the second year in a row, Forward Flux will present two new plays in the same theatre, allowing audiences to choose one, or see both in one night with show times at 7pm and 9pm.  Each play runs around 80mins and has no intermission (as it should be). (more...)

BWW Review: Cain Park's Anti-Pollution THE TOXIC AVENGER Will Delight Many!
by Roy Berko - Jun 6, 2016

There seems to be a trend in the choices theaters are making regarding musicals they produce. Maybe it's a desire to attract younger audiences, or it's the popularity of comic book heroes as the subject of television shows and movies, but like it or not, the age of 'unusual' protagonists is here. (more...)

Laura Quinn Attends 2016 Printers Row Lit Fest Book Signing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Dude, the 80s are like totally back at this year's Printers Row Lit Fest! Local author Laura Quinn will be signing copies of her 80s-inspired novel, Punk Charming, from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, June 11th in Tent A (located at the entrance gate at W. Congress Pkwy and S. Dearborn St). Heralded by Windy City Reviews as 'a delightful romantic romp through the 1980s', Punk Charming is chockablock full of 80s pop culture. As part of the totally tubular signing event, Quinn will be handing out I ©80s stickers and other themed giveaways for fans. To celebrate the awesome decade, anyone wearing 80s attire (neon, favorite 80s band shirt, etc.) can purchase Punk Charming at the special discounted rate of just $12. Promotional updates will be shared on Twitter @PunkCharming80s and facebook.com/punkcharmingbook. Quinn discovered several other 80s connections in the Lit Fest (founded in 1985) 2016 lineup, such as: · Ethan Hawke, whose film debut was 'Explorers' in 1985, makes an appearance Saturday with Greg Ruth to discuss their graphic novel Indeh. · Bill Kurtis discusses history-shaping events Saturday. Among his countless achievements, in 1988 Kurtis was the first American television reporter to enter Chernobyl. · Catherine Lanigan, best-selling romance author of Romancing the Stone and Jewel of the Nile, makes an appearance Sunday. The novels turned into 80s classics films. · Sara Paretsky, international bestselling author, is hosting a flash fiction contest Saturday. Her V.I. Warshawski novels debuted in the 80s, leading to the film starring Kathleen Turner. Maureen Schulman will discuss Eli's Cheesecake's tasty history Saturday, along with a food demo by The Eli Cheesecake Cookbook coauthors Diana Moles and Jolene Worthington. The legendary dessert business launched shortly after the first Taste of Chicago in 1980. · David Swinson, author of Second Girl, appears Sunday with David Heinzmann. Early careers included being a record shop owner and a punk rock/alternative concert promoter in the 80s. · Steve Trout, Major League pitcher throughout the 80s, will be signing his children's book Loosey-Goosey Baseball Sunday. Punk Charming is published by Eternal Press - ISBN # 9781944579265 (print) and 9781944579005 (e-Book). It is available via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Lulu as well as select local shops, including Bizarre Bazaar in Barrington. Punk Charming is currently being translated to be released as a Spanish-language edition and a Spanish/English edition. Punk Charming Back Cover Blurb: '1986 - Shoulder pads are big, hair is bigger, and American college student Kate Spenser is set to embark on the biggest adventure of her life. Having been accepted to a summer study-abroad program in Oxford, England, Kate travels to Europe for the first time. The eighteen-year-old is psyched about a summer of exploring countries on her own, experiencing new cultures, and perhaps meeting a charming young man along the way. Armed with a French-English dictionary and her Walkman loaded with Duran Duran, Kate is ready to start her adventure in France. Little does she know what awaits her when she arrives, and how she must use her wits to escape peril in Paris. Fortune favors Kate when she meets her Punk Charming, and it's love at first sight. Now, if she could only find him again. James Barrington meets his soul mate while on the run from Paris. Mis-cues and sabotage prevent him from reuniting with Kate, but he can never forget her. If only he had told her the truth before it was too late. Or is it? Can true love conquer all?' Quinn is passionate about writing and traveling, and is happiest when combining the two. She has lived in the Chicago area all of her life, an undergraduate student at DePaul University and a graduate student at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. Quinn attended British Poetry and British Literature courses at Oriel College, during a summer study-abroad program at Oxford University in 1986. In addition to writing her next two novels (a sequel to Punk Charming and a new mystery series), Quinn teaches creative writing at local colleges and is a writing coach for private clients. She welcomes visitors to her website at LauraQuinnBooks.com or email at LauraQuinnBooks@yahoo.com. Quinn is available for interviews and appearances. Contact Publicist Shaun at 224-256-0174 or via e-mail at lauraquinnbooks@yahoo.com. (more...)

Scott Adsit Returning to Dad's Garage This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Funny man and all-around rad Dude, Scott Adsit will be joining Dad's Garage's usual gang of idiots for some kick-ass improv shows on June 17 and 18. He was Pete Hornberger on '30 Rock', Baymax in Big Hero 6, and got his start as an improviser at Second City... so just think of what he can do here with us! Scott has also guest starred on a number of television shows including The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Mr. Show. Adsit is co-creator of Adult Swim shows Moral Orel and Mary Shelley's Frankenhole. So, that means he's like improv royalty. Trust us, you want to see this Dude on stage at Dad's Garage. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Loyiso Gola
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 29, 2016

BWW speaks to Loyiso Gola about his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Dude, Where's My Lion? (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Musical Theatre West's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Broadway's scamming, scheming, double-crossing musical hit DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS cons its way onto the Carpenter Center Stage via Musical Theatre West (MTW) for 13 performances July 8-24. The production stars Broadway veterans Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera,Camelot) and Benjamin Schrader (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q), and Ovation Award nominee (for MTW'sYoung Frankenstein) Rebecca Ann Johnson. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at them in character below! (more...)

CRAFTY MART to Return to Canton Museum of Art for July First Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Canton, Ohio - Canton Crafty Mart makes its triumphant return for ONE DAY ONLY at the Canton Museum of Art on First Friday, July 1, from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (more...)

TARTUFFE Opens 7/8 at The Sherman Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

On  Friday, July 8, The Sherman Playhouse will premiere Moliere's 17th-century comedic farce, Tartuffe. The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. on a four-week run.  (more...)

THE CRUSADE OF CONNOR STEPHENS Set for Midtown International Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

DMoss Productions, in association with The Midtown International Theater Festival, will present the world premiere of THE CRUSADE OF CONNOR STEPHENS, a new play about the events surrounding a school shooting in small-town America. (more...)

Rockwell Table & Stage to Present UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF THE BIG LEBOWSKI This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Dude…Hang on to your undies...and your beverage!  Rockwell Table & Stage crosses the line with its outrageous Unauthorized Musical Parody of The Big Lebowski, an American cult classic, running Thursday and Friday nights, though the end of this 2016 summer. Grab your tickets before they go missing, now on sale at: www.rockwell-la.com (more...)

Got Milk? Presents the Best Recipes Created by Kids, for Kids
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

The rising popularity of competitive cooking shows featuring young culinary masterminds has sparked children's interest in the kitchen. Fueled by this trend and inspired by the positive impact cooking healthy meals has on younger generations, the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), creator of the iconic got milk? campaign, has launched a new statewide program that features recipes created by and for kids. Titled "Jr Got Milk? Chef," got milk? scouted talented kid chefs throughout California and tasked them with developing simple yet creative meals that are perfect for summer and back-to-school menus. (more...)

BWW Review: Everybody Cut FOOTLOOSE at the Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 17, 2016

Marc Robin and Samantha Hewes-Cramer bring the movie to life on the Fulton stage. Kevin Bacon may not be dancing through a warehouse, but there's still a lot going on, dancing and otherwise, in Bomont. (more...)

SHOWGIRLS! THE MUSICAL! to Receive West Coast Premiere in San Francisco This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Peaches Christ Productions and MediumFace Productions are proud to present the West Coast premiere of SHOWGIRLS! The Musical!, playing San Francisco's Victoria Theatre (2961 16th Street, San Francisco) for a limited two-week engagement from August 10-20, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF THE BIG LEBOWSKI - An Incredibly Sung, High Energy, Hysterical Cabaret Event
by Gil Kaan - Jun 13, 2016

A ridiculously talented troupe of singer/comedians totally revel and entertain in THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF THE BIG LEBOWSKI. Staged, not only on the mainstage, but in various nooks and on available bar stools of the Rockwell; director Tye Blue smoothly whips his energy-infectious cast through the non-stop, laugh-a-minute spoof, covering unrelated popular songs that cleverly advance the loose plot.   (more...)

Nickelodeon to Premiere Season Two of SOCCER SUPERSTAR, 7/15
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The search is on for the best teen female soccer player in the U.S. in an all-new season of SOCCER SUPERSTAR, a NickSports reality competition series, premiering Friday, July 15, at 10 p.m. (more...)

Comedy Central Records to Release Joe List's Digital Album 'Are You Mad At Me?', 7/15
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Comedy Central Records announces the digital release of Joe List's ARE YOU MAD AT ME? on Friday, July 15. (more...)

UMe Continues Re-Release of Entire DGC/Geffen Sonic Youth Catalog On Remastered Vinyl, HD Digital Audio
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

For more than a quarter century, Sonic Youth featuring Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley were the acclaimed leaders of the New York underground as the dominant post-punk experimental noise band of its era (more...)

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Continues Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday July 5th, 2016 ed. (more...)

The Hypocrites' YOU ON THE MOORS NOW to Open at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

?The Hypocrites is pleased to launch its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of YOU ON THE MOORS NOW, Jaclyn Backhaus's comical mash-up of mythology and 19th century literary heroines, directed by Devon de Mayo. YOU ON THE MOORS NOW will play September 9 - October 30, 2016 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Single tickets and season subscription packages are currently available at www.the-hypocrites.com.  The press opening is Sunday, September 18 at 7 pm. (more...)

SHOWGIRLS! THE MUSICAL! Extends at the Victoria Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Due to overwhelming audience response, Peaches Christ Productions and MediumFace Productions announced today the extension of SHOWGIRLS! The Musical!, making its West Coast premiere at San Francisco's Victoria Theatre (2961 16th Street). (more...)

LA Podcast Festival 2016 Set for Sofitel Los Angeles This September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Los Angeles Podcast Festival 2016 (aka LA Podfest 2016), featuring live recording sessions of dozens of popular podcasts, panel discussions, parties, a podcast lab, and stand-up comedy, will take over Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills from Friday, September 23 to Sunday, September 25, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Curtis, From 'Dell Dude' to 'Connor Stephens'
by Joseph F. Panarello - Jul 20, 2016

Actor Ben Curtis talks about his role in 'The Crusade of Connor Stephens' as well as some upcoming musical gigs. (more...)

On Heels of Tech Money Video, Zion I Releases STAY WOKE Mixtape
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Following the much hailed video about Oakland's massive gentrification 'Tech Money,' hip-hop MC Zion I drops his latestmixtape,'Stay Woke,' continues with his message of social consciousness, urging folks to wake up. Production is shared by Mikos DaGawd, HawkBeatz, Kristo, and Headnodic. (more...)

Microbreweries, Eclectic Music and More Set for BREW AT LA ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The 6th Annual Brew at the L.A. Zoo, one of summer's most popular events for guests 21 and over, returns on Friday, August 5, 2016, 7 to 11 pm, featuring an after-hours visit to the Zoo with 5 oz beer samples from 40+ local craft and microbreweries, live music, dancing and an overflowing slate of fun.  (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast for THE TOXIC AVENGER!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Are you ready to ROCK, Pittsburgh? Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the Pittsburgh premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER, September 22 - December 18 at the CLO Cabaret. This cult film-turned musical smash is a toxic love story with an environmental twist you won't want to miss! Featuring a rock score with instant hits such as: "Who Will Save New Jersey," "Thank God She's Blind," "My Big French Boyfriend" and "Evil is Hot," THE TOXIC AVENGER is sure to satisfy musical theater and movie lovers from the 'Burgh and beyond. (more...)

Scoop: THE GOLDBERGS on ABC - Wednesday, July 27, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jul 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE GOLDBERGS, airing on ABC on Wednesday, July 27, 2016! (more...)

2016 Bumbershoot Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Recognized by national media as one of the 'top 5 reasons to visit Seattle,' Bumbershoot today announced the official lineup for its 46th annual festival at the Seattle Center over Labor Day weekend, Friday Sept. 2 through Sunday Sept. 4. Headliners include Seattle natives and hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, alternative rock band Death Cab for Cutie, and critically acclaimed Norwegian producer KYGO, among others. (more...)

Photo Coverage: European Premiere Of THE TOXIC AVENGER!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The citizens of Tromaville are crying out for a hero - enter Melvin Ferd the Third, an aspiring earth scientist determined to clean up the toxic waste problem. But when a corrupt Mayor and her government goons try to stop this heroic feat, Melvin is tossed into a vat of toxic waste and transformed into The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey's first superhero! (more...)

VIDEO: Jessie J Pays Tribute to Prince with 'Purple Rain' Performance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Jessie J paid tribute to Prince with a performance of his iconic hit, Purple Rain, at the ONE Campaign and (RED)'s 10th Anniversary Gala at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

BWW Recap: And We'll All Float On Okay on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
by Jennifer McHugh - Apr 25, 2016

I sure hope nobody was binging on chocolate while watching this episode. Good LORD that was graphic. Our friends on the water aren't slowing down in the least as they start their float down to Mexico. (more...)

BWW Recap: Now Is The Hour on THE GOOD WIFE
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Apr 25, 2016

I'm conflicted. That was a great episode. Except when it wasn't. I laughed, I cried (the goodbyes!), and red wine didn't help me understand my feelings any better. Was I watching parody? Homage? A wink-nod combination of both? Parties can be hard work, and this house 'Party' was no exception … (more...)

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by BWW - Apr 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWTVWorld.com from 4/17/2016 - 4/24/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: MILES AHEAD, An Excellent Biopic
by Natalie de la Garza - Apr 22, 2016

MILES AHEAD is not a cradle to the grave biopic; it is the story of a man in one moment in time, and how elements of his past have informed that present. It's not the definitive guide to the life of Miles Davis. But it doesn't have to be. What it is - a great film about a complex man - is more than enough. (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

CMT's THE DUDE PERFECT SHOW Premieres to More Than 3 Million Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

CMT's series premiere of 'The Dude Perfect Show' was a slam dunk, as the new series scored nearly 2 million total viewers on Thursday night. The back-to-back premiere episodes averaged a .30 rating among Adults 18-49, delivering particularly strong across male demos according to Nielsen Media Research.* 'The Dude Perfect Show' ranked #2 across cable in its timeslot for Men 12-17 with an impressive 1.29 rating, and is the network's highest rated original series premiere ever among Teens 12-17 earning a .79 rating. Including encores over the weekend, 3.4 million viewers have are embraced their inner-Dude. (more...)

All-New Off Broadway Sensation Mixes Improv and Cabaret to Create a Brand New Musical ON THE SPOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

What do you get when you combine some of the best vocalists in New York with World-class improvisers? You get a brand new type of show, where a new musical is created each night ... 'On the Spot'.    (more...)

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