Breaking News: AMERICAN PSYCHO Sets June Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of the musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis announces that it will play its final performance on Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. At the time of its closing, AMERICAN PSYCHO will have played a total of 81 performances. AMERICAN PSYCHO is currently playing on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). (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...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'MASTER HAROLD'… AND THE BOYS at Aurora Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company closes its 24th season with Athol Fugard's (Blood Knot, My Children! My Africa!) modern classic 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys. Former San Jose Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Timothy Near makes her Aurora directing debut with 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys, featuring L. Peter Callender (Breakfast With Mugabe,The Soldier's Tale and Permanent Collection), Adrian Roberts (Breakfast With Mugabe), and Andrew Humann (Shotgun Players, San Francisco Playhouse, Berkeley Playhouse). 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys plays June 17 through July 17 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

2016 Tony-Award Nominated Best Play ECLIPSED Will Have West Coast Premiere Engagement at The Curran Next Spring
by Louisa Brady - Jun 5, 2016

Playwright Danai Gurira and director Liesl Tommy joined the cast of Broadway's Eclipsed tonight where she surprised the audience during the curtain call and announced plans for Carole Shorenstein Hays to bring the Tony Award-nominated play to the Curran for a limited engagement next spring. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, the most iconic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, along with Wally Hays (Deputy Director of the Curran) were there for the announcement and dedicated the evening's performance to two of the abducted and still missing 218 schoolgirls of Chikbok, Northern Nigeria, and abducted girls all around the world, as part of the show's ongoing series of dedications that was launched by U2 lead singer Bono and Ms. Gurira last month. (more...)

Painter Driss Ouadahi Exhibits New Work at Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco's premier contemporary art gallery, today announced its next exhibit starting July 16, 2016 of a new body of work by Algerian painter Driss Ouadahi. Ouadahi's work considers the political and psychological aspects of boundaries and borders and was inspired by his volunteer work helping refugees from Middle East conflicts resettle in Germany. Ouadahi's work is dominated by photo-realistic Fences, cityscapes and tiled tunnels that question the myth of human mobility. His work is particularly relevant during a time when walls and borders have become prominent in both European and American politics and through actions like the recent 'Brexit' (United Kingdom exit from the European Union), partly on grounds of immigration and border control. (more...)

'LADY DAY' & PECONG Set for Bayou Theatre Company's Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Bayou Theatre Company returns with its third season entitled 'The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Exploring the Complexities of Womanhood'. With a season focused on female-centered stories, the season will open with Lanie Robertson's riveting one woman play with music LADY DAY AT THE EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, followed by PECONG by Steve Carter, a resetting of the myth of Medea. (more...)

John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's DAMN YANKEES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Extends THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex and Bruce W. Zisterer in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, and thrilled to announce that their critically-acclaimed (LA Times Critic's Choice) Smash-Hit, West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, JULY 31 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

PORN ROCK: AN UNINTENTIONAL COMEDY Set for Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The controversial and unintentionally hilarious hearing, engineered by Tipper Gore of the Parents' Music Resource Center, comes to HFF in an intentionally hilarious re-staging at the Sacred Fools Main Stage for 5 shows only in June. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company launches its 80th anniversary season with an epic musical adventure. MAN OF LA MANCHA begins performances on JUNE 28 with all of the fanfare one would expect from Vermont's longest-running professional theatre company. A bold and charismatic cast comes together with a renowned creative team to present Cervantes' legendary tale on the company's historic MainStage. (more...)

Road Theatre Company to Present THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce that they will be starring in the first show of its 2016-2017 season, EDWARD ALBEE'S THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY, written by Tony award-winning playwright Edward Albee and directed by Andre Barron, reuniting the three for the first time since the critically acclaimed The Other Place.  EDWARD ALBEE'S THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY will begin previews on Tuesday, September 13 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 16 at 8pm and run through Saturday, November 5 at the Road Theatre Company's second home, The Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater to Present August Wilson's FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater continues with August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning story of the American Dream deferred, Fences, directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges in her Cal Shakes debut. Fences, which plays from July 6 through July 31, marks the first time Cal Shakes has presented August Wilson's work on its stage. For tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org (more...)

McKnight Theater Artist Fellows to Debut Works in Progress, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

2015-16 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows Aimee K. Bryant and James A. Williams will present selections from theatrical works in progress on June 28 at 7 p.m. at the Southern Theater. Advance reservations for this free event are strongly recommended and can be made at pwcenter.org, info@pwcenter.org or 612-332-7481. The Southern Theater is located at 1420 South Washington Avenue in Minneapolis. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2016 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 12th at 8/9c hosted by James Corden. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize. (more...)

Showtime Orders Limited Series PURITY Starring Daniel Craig
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

SHOWTIME announced the pick-up of the new limited series PURITY, based on the novel of the same name from best-selling author Jonathan Franzen, and starring and executive produced by internationally-acclaimed actor Daniel Craig. T (more...)

BWW Preview: MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Mixes Lighthearted Music with Deeper Themes
by Hannah Herner - Jun 1, 2016

The Green Room of the Garden Theater will soon be filled with fun 1920's music along with conflict and heavy themes. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cal Shakes' FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

alifornia Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater continues withAugust Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning story of the American Dream deferred, Fences, directed byRaelle Myrick-Hodges in her Cal Shakes debut. Fences, which plays from July 6 through July 31, marks the first time Cal Shakes has presentedAugust Wilson's work on its stage. For tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org (more...)

Kyle Bass Named Associate Artistic Director of Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Syracuse Stage artistic director Robert M. Hupp announced today the appointment of Kyle Bass as the company's associate artistic director. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh and More in DAMN YANKEES at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse Sets 88th Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

On September 24, the Long Beach Playhouse opens its 88th Mainstage Season. This year's season is a journey of self discovery, adventure, and fun. (more...)

PRYOR TRUTH at FringeNYC this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Khalil Muhammad, in association with The Collective-NY is proud to announce Pryor Truth as part of the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival-FringeNYC. Pryor Truth is a one man show written and performed by Khalil Muhammad. Directed by Marcus Naylor. Co-Developed and Executive Produced by Victoria Dicce. (more...)

Watch First Looks at New Seasons of MANZO'D WITH CHILDREN, DON'T BE TARDY on Bravo
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Bravo Media brings back two of its fan-favorite families this fall with season three of MANZO'D WITH CHILDREN returning Sunday, September 11 at 9pm ET/PT and season five of DON'T BE TARDY... returning Wednesday, September 14 at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

Le French Book Announces Summer Reading Picks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

There is still time to read this summer and books not to miss. Mystery and thriller publisher Le French Book has published its summer reading selection, ranging from gentle wine-country mysteries to continent-spanning conspiracies and espionnage, with quite of bit of Paris in the mix. The publisher is dedicated to choosing and translating top European mysteries and thrillers. Its catalogue offers something for everyone, with suspense and adventure set in foreign climes and escape reading with a French flair. (more...)

Stanley Wayne Mathis Joins NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

MyCarl Productions, in association with Kampfire Films, is pleased to announce Broadway veteran Stanley Wayne Mathis has joined the cast of NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!!, a new play by Kevin R. Free, directed by Nicole A. Watson as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theatre Presents YOU NEVER CAN TELL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater returns to the works of George Bernard Shaw with his sharply-observed take on feminism, class distinctions, and romance, You Never Can Tell, directed by Obie award-winner Lisa Peterson, from August 10 through September 4. For tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org? (more...)

A. Zell Williams' CARROLL GARDENS at 16th Street this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

16th Street Theater's ninth season 2016 continues with the world premiere of A. ZELL WILLIAMS' biting comedy CARROLL GARDENS  directed by Artistic Director ANN FILMER and playing September 8 - October 15, 2016 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with a press opening of Thursday, September 15 @ 7:30 PM. (more...)

Lillias White to Star in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Directed by Phylicia Rashad in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' which begins previews August 31, opens September 11 and continues through October 16, 2016, at the Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/19/2016 - SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 19, 2016

Today's big news: Shakespeare in the Park's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA begins tonight! (more...)

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at TheatreWorks this October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with the regional premiere of Tony Award-nominated Outside Mullingar. Written by John Patrick Shanley, the Oscar, Pulitzer, and Tony Award-winning author of Moonstruck and Doubt, this wry romantic comedy tells the tale of two eccentric, lovelorn neighbors split apart by family feuds and rustic Fences as they stumble their thorny way toward the brink of happiness. Set amidst the rustic cottages of rural Ireland, this funny, poetic, and deeply moving Broadway hit asks if it is ever too late to take a chance on love. Outside Mullingar was praised by The New York Times as "Shanley's finest work since Doubt," and will be directed by Robert Kelley. (more...)

Denzel Washington-Led Big Screen Adaptation of Tony Winning FENCES Gets Premiere Date
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Theater fans must mark December 25th on their calendars as the nationwide premiere date for Paramount Pictures' big screen adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony winning play Fences. (more...)

Laurie Metcalf and Stephen Tobolowsky Set for Road Theatre Company's Summer Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, remain committed to their meaningful mission to produce and develop New Work for the Stage. They are thrilled to announce in this, their upcoming 26th season, the seventh annual SUMMER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL (SPF7). (more...)

BWW Blog: Michael Hartung - Why Do I Dress Up Like A Pirate for a Living? 
by Guest Blogger: Michael Hartung - Jul 12, 2016

I can't even tell you how many times I have had a conversation that goes something like this: 'Why do I do this?' As an actor this can feel like a hard question to answer. I believe the arts are incredibly important in our world, especially in times when it is difficult to see past the heartbreaking events that seem to be occurring more and more frequently around the globe. But I have found that it can be challenging for me to explain the inherently intangible yet far reaching benefits of theatre and the arts.  (more...)

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Returns to Emerald City Theatre this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Broadway In Chicago and Emerald City Theatre are pleased to announce A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS by Charles M. Schulz returns to the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) November 11, 2016 through January 8, 2017, after playing to sold-out houses during the 2015 holiday season. Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson and adapted for the stage by Eric Schaefferby special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson,  this newly-staged production of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS will be directed by Ann Filmer. (more...)

PCPA Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

In what Artistic Director Mark Booher calls "A Season of Massive Humanity," PCPA's 53rd season begins with the family favorite Disney's Beauty and the Beast playing from November 3 - December 23 in the Marian Theatre. (more...)

Over 50 Child Stars Unite Unprecedented Gathering at Hollywood Museum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The Hollywood Museum has teamed up with over 50 former child stars to offer the public, for the first time, two exciting and rare experiences.  The 'Child Stars - Then and Now' exhibit will open to the public on Thurs, August 19th.  Additionally, a two day exclusive child star themed autograph show on Sat, August 20th & Sun, August 21st, that involves what may be the largest collection of child stars ever in one place, for a good cause - A Minor Consideration. (more...)

MTC Kicks Off 50th Season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Marin Theatre Company opens its 50th Anniversary Season with Tracy Letts' August: Osage County. The play debuted at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, moving directly to Broadway in 2007. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Presents Shakespeare's OTHELLO, Directed by Eric Ting September 14th- October 9th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater concludes with Artistic Director Eric Ting's company debut with Shakespeare's Othello, from September 14 through October 9. For tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org (more...)

BEATRIZ AT DINNER Starring Salma Hayek & John Lithgow Starts Production
by Movies News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

BEATRIZ AT DINNER, the Bron Studios and Killer Films production staring Salma Hayek and John Lithgow, has begun production in Los Angeles, with Miguel Arteta directing from a screenplay by Mike White. (more...)

Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Gets A Theater in the Park for the Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

August in August' is a brand new annual live performance series teaming Joseph Grant Jr., ambassador of arts and culture for the councilman and theatrical producer Andrea J. Fulton of the Anderson & Bert Cade Fulton Foundation. Joint efforts result in the mounting of August Wilson's Tony nominated Two Trains Running directed by Sabura Rashid as its upcoming offering starting August 26th 2016. The production of 'Two Trains Running' will be featured at Fulton Park in Brooklyn on Aug. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m., and Aug. 27 at Herbert Von King Park from 4 to 7p.m. Both performances are FREE. August in August actually began Aug. 13 with the first installation of the series 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom performed at Fulton Park in Brooklyn, produced by the Bed-Stuy Theatre Group. (more...)

Theatrical Outfit Continues 40th Anniversary Season with the One Man Tour de Force, THURGOOD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

'This election year, as we exercise our civic responsibility to choose our future leadership, what better instruction and inspiration do we have than this, to attend to the true story of an American who made our nation, and our world, a more hopeful place to be?" - Tom Key, Artistic Director, Theatrical Outfit (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, September 3, 2016
by - Aug 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, September 3, 2016! (more...)

Electric Guard Dog Joins Inc. List Honor Roll With 5th Appearance in the Rankings
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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Cast Announced for August Wilson Rep at Cygnet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

This fall, Cygnet Theatre will present the San Diego artistic debut of Washington D.C. Director Jennifer L. Nelson. Nelson, who will direct the upcoming Season XIV productions of August Wilson's Seven Guitars and King Hedley II was in San Diego recently to audition and cast the actors - each playing two roles. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Fyvush Finkel
by Walter McBride - Aug 17, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, star of stage and screen  Fyvush Finkel just passed away at 93 years of age. Fyvush Finkel began his career over 80 years ago playing the numerous Jewish theatres along Second Avenue. When he was 43 he began touring in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF playing the Innkeeper, then the Butcher and eventually Tevye. (more...)

VIDEOS: Theatre Community Celebrates The Life and Career of Fyvush Finkel
by Michael Dale - Aug 15, 2016

The star of Yiddish Theatre and Emmy Award winner was 93 years old. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Bids Fond Farewell to Fyvush Finkel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene has just sent out the following letter in remembrance of Fyvush Finkel, who passed away over the weekend. (more...)

Emmy-Winning Stage and Screen Star Fyvush Finkel Dies at 93
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

The artistic community is mourning the death of star of stage and screen, the beloved Fyvush Finkel, who passed away this morning at 93 years of age. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Courtney B. Vance Join Renee Elise Goldsberry-Led Telepic for HBO
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Courtney B. Vance and Leslie Uggams are the latest stars to join the cast of HBO Films' THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS. (more...)

Photo Flash: California Shakespeare's Production of YOU NEVER CAN TELL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater returns to the works of George Bernard Shaw with his sharply-observed take on feminism, class distinctions, and romance, You Never Can Tell, directed by Obie award-winner Lisa Peterson, from August 10 through September 4. (more...)

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