by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Film and television actor Saim Hyder is pleased to announce his casting in the lead of a new comedy show on Jus 24x7.  Just Another Sketch Show is our spin on the sterotypical TV genre.  The shows lead Saim Hyder is on a mission to not just make another comedy based sketch program, he wants to flip it upside down and show the world how people really respond in the real world to normal outlandish situations.  (more...)

Emmy-Nominated TRANSPARENT Director Silas Howard Returns
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Director Silas Howard burst into the spotlight with his directorship on the previous season of Amazon's Transparent, and he'll be returning to the director's chair once again for the upcoming season (more...)

VIDEO: The Unique Communication Between WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT Audiences and Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour
by Michael Dale - Aug 31, 2016

It's both the talk of the town and one of the best kept secrets in New York. Nassim Soleimanpour's internationally-acclaimed play White Rabbit Red Rabbit is a unique theatrical experience at every performance, because at every performance a different actor is handed the script for the first time as they step onto the stage. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre to Stage THE AMERICAN SOLDIER to Honor Veterans Over 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Stage, film and television actor Douglas Taurel brings his powerful and electrifying piece THE AMERICAN SOLDIER to Mile Square Theatre September 9, 10, and 11. (more...)

Woodstock Film Festival Announces 2016 Trailblazer, Lifetime and Fiercely Independent Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The Woodstock Film Festival announced that its honorary Fiercely Independent Award will be presented by Actor Ben Foster to Oren Moverman, an Israeli-American film director, screenwriter, producer, and former journalist based in New York City. (more...)

Planet Ant to Kick Off 2016-17 Season with REALLY REALLY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Planet Ant Theatre will kick off its 2016-17 season with Paul Downs Colaizzo's startlingly funny play Really Really September 9 - October 1. (more...)

Stir Friday Night to Bring 8 ANGRY ASIANS to Second City
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Hollywood has taken whitewashed casting too far, and the Asian comedy group Stir Friday Night has responded with their newest sketch revue: '8 Angry Asians, Starring Scarlett Johansson'. *The role of Scarlett Johansson will be played by 8 Asians. (more...)

8th Annual Burbank International Film Festival Announces Record-Breaking Film Schedule
by Movies News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The Burbank International Film Festival is pleased to present a record-breaking 140 films including 22 from outside the US, and 12 world premieres at the Burbank AMC 16 in Downtown Burbank from Wednesday, September 7th, through Sunday, September 11th, 2016. For tickets, Festival passes, special hotel rates please visit (more...)

STREET FIGHT, Academy Award Nominated Documentary Returns to Netflix on September 1st
by Movies News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Directed by two-time Oscar nominated documentary filmmaker, Marshall Curry, and winner of the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, the critically acclaimed film was called “the best American political documentary since The War Room” by the Washington Post. (more...)

The Maxamoo Podcast Previews the September 2016 Theatre Calendar
by Maxamoo - Aug 31, 2016

We describe 10 shows we're are excited to see in September and then add 13 more shows in a lightning round. That's a lot of theater. Did we miss anything? Let us know on Twitter at Maxamoo, Jose, Jack, and Lindsay. (more...)

Darren Criss to Serenade Lucky Fans with Special HEDWIG Acoustic Performance
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

On September 15th, Darren Criss is set to serenade some lucky fans with a special acoustic performance of music from Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Statue of Liberty Leaves Her Pedestal for Lady Liberty Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Good Works Productions in association with Aizzah Fatima present the premiere of The Lady Liberty Theater Festival, taking place at Urban Stages (259 West 30th Street, New York, NY 10001) from Wednesday, September 7th through Sunday, September 25th, 2016. Broadway World has a first look at Frances McGarry as the Statue of Liberty below! (more...)

2016 H.P. Lovecraft Festival Comes to The Kraine Theater in Time for Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with RadioTheatre will present the 8th Annual H.P. Lovecraft Festival, written, directed, and composed by Dan Bianchi, October 13-30 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

Dolly Parton Announces $2.5 Million Parade Set to Debut During Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana has long been known as one of the world's best holiday theme park events. Dolly Parton today unveiled plans for an awe-inspiring new parade (more...)

Haven Theatre Presents HOW WE GOT ON This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Haven Theatre Company announces How We Got On to begin their fourth season, written by Idris Goodwin and directed by Jess McLeod, at the company's new home within the Den Theatre's new Bookspan Theatre, 1335 Milwaukee Ave., September 29 - November 12. Previews are Thursday, Sept. 29 - Saturday, Oct.1 at 8 p.m. Opening night isSunday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. The regular performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.Regular run tickets are $32, senior tickets are $20 and college/industry tickets are $15 (preview tickets are $12). You may purchase tickets and get more information at (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for U.S. Premiere of THE LAST WIFE at TimeLine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Fresh off an acclaimed 2015 world premiere at The Stratford Festival in Canada-where it was thrice-extended and completely sold-out-TimeLine Theatre presents the U.S. premiere of THE LAST WIFE, a feminist and fearless new play about the sixth wife of King Henry VIII that is a timely examination of politics, sex, and women's rights. (more...)

Asolo Rep Announces Final Production of 2016-17 Season: TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

 Asolo Rep proudly announces the final production of its 2016-17 season: TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA,  the stunning new theatrical re-imagination of Jules Verne's classic deep sea tale created by Craig Francis and Rick Miller, who will direct Asolo Rep's production, and presented by Canada's family-focused entertainment production company Kidoons and WYRD Productions. (more...)

SFCM Announces Michael Roest as Director of Pre-College and Adult Extension Divisions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces Michael Roest as the new Director of Pre-College and Adult Extension divisions beginning September 1. (more...)

Autumn Hurlburt and Devon Goffman to Lead World Premiere of BLINDSIDED DATE at New York New Works Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Legally Blonde's Autumn Hurlburt and Motown's Devon Goffman lead World Premiere of Blindsided Date in the New York New Works Theatre Festival August 31 at The Elektra Theatre (more...)

Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Repertory for 45th Summer Festival Season and 2017 2nd Stages Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Michael Egel, General and Artistic Director of Des Moines Metro Opera, has announced the repertory for the 2017 Summer Festival Season and 2nd Stages Series. (more...)

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...)

London Symphony Orchestra Featuring Gianandrea Noseda and Yuja Wang to Perform at NJPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Dmitri Shostakovich. His defiant music was silenced by Soviet authority. His response could have cost him his life. But it proved to be his greatest triumph. London Symphony Orchestra performs Shostakovich's rebellious Fifth Symphony. (more...)

La Strada Ensemble Theater Announces 3rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

La Strada Ensemble Theater's 3rd season reveals 5 World Premiers (A.J. Cicotelli's Fab & Ren, Mike Sockol's Bris, Robert Scott's The Amateur Killer, A.J. Ciccotelli's Drowning in Euphoria and Gerry Ringwald's Not Curing Cancer), two East Coast Premiere's of Tom Cavanaugh's one acts Poker Night & Last Remnants of Cops, Robbers and Hollywood Cowboys and 12 one acts each by our company of writers and others in our Crazy Love and Rainbow 2017: LGBT Festival.  Dates and times will be announced in weeks to come.  Tickets will go on sale when show dates are announced.  (more...)

Review Roundup: LA LA LAND Marks Return of the Movie Musical!
by Movies News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Academy Award nominee DAMIEN Chazelle's LA LA LAND opened the Venice Film Festival yesterday. Let's see what the critics have to say! (more...)

BWW Interview: The Many Faces of TODD PONDER
by Marietta Lunceford - Aug 31, 2016

The first time I met Todd Ponder was my very first audition after graduating from college in 2013. I could tell immediately that he was a nice guy and he helped to calm my nerves. Since then I have seen Todd Ponder in many roles on stage: the tough guy, the soft hearted, the scary guy, the every man. He can change his persona in an instant and has a wide range of voices and accents. He also sings! (more...)

MetLiveArts to Launch 2016-17 Season with Mulatu Astatke in The Temple of Dendur
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Mulatu Astatke will perform on Friday, September 9 at 7:00 pm at The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing, The Met to kick off MetLiveArts 2016-17 season. (more...)

Stages Adds Special Matinee Performance to Grand Finale of 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Due to unprecedented advance ticket sales, STAGES St. Louis is thrilled to announce the addition of a special matinee performance to the original Sister Act show schedule. A conscious effort to meet patron demand, this extra show marks the first additional matinee STAGES has put on in its 30 year history. The added performance will be held on Thursday, September 29th at 2pm. (more...)

Vieux Farka Tour to Kick Off WMI's 'Desert Blues' Series at (Le) Poisson Rouge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

World Music Institute launches its brand new concert series, Desert Blues, with Vieux Farka Toure on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8 p.m. (dj.henri from Radio Africa Online to spin a set at 7:00 p.m) at (Le) Poisson Rouge, located at 158 Bleecker Street. This second-generation Malian guitar hero-'the Hendrix of the Sahara'-  is the son of legendary guitarist Ali Farka Toure. (more...)

Flash, Bang! Chichester's HALF A SIXPENCE to Transfer to the West End This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Following rave reviews and a record-breaking run in Chichester, Cameron Mackintosh has announced the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed hit musical 'HALF A SIXPENCE' - which he co-produced with Chichester Festival Theatre - introducing the sensational new star Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps. (more...)

Griffin Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to announce its 29th Season, featuring three productions exploring the American Dream. The 2016-17 season kicks off this fall with a rare revival of Maxwell Anderson's 1930s drama WINTERSET, directed by Ensemble Member Jonathan Berry (Pocatello, Balm in Gilead). The season continues next spring with the world premiere of IN TO AMERICA, a 400-year journey through the immigrant experience written by Artistic Director Bill Massolia (Letters Home) and directed by Dorothy Milne. The season concludes next summer with a newly-orchestrated (Matt Deitchman) chamber version of the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME, reimagined by director Scott Weinstein (Titanic, Bat Boy: The Musical) and featuring a cast of 20 actors. (more...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Presents THE BURIALS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) begins its 2016/17 season with The Burials, a world premiere by acclaimed playwright Caitlin Parrish, directed by Erica Weiss. Inspired by the enduring Greek tragedy, Antigone,the production explores the aftermath of a mass shooting and how one family and one community respond to the tragedy in unique ways. SYA curates numerous workshops, residencies and post-show events to engage both students and adults in the conversation. (more...)

Launch CT Chapter League of Professional Theatre Women
by Lauren Yarger - Aug 31, 2016

The League of Professional Theatre Women has launched a chapter in Connecticut. (more...)

Honey Fest Gets Buzzed This Year with Exclusive New Ice Cream from Little Baby's and Bartram's Garden
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Bartram's Garden (54th Street & Lindbergh Blvd.) has been busy as a bee preparing to host its first 'BUZZED' Ice Cream Social during the Philadelphia Honey Festival. On Sunday, September 11, 2016, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, enjoy an exclusive ice cream flavor created by Little Baby's Ice Cream using ingredients found in the Garden, plus cool off with Art in the Age cocktails and boozy ice cream floats. Treats for children will also be available. While you enjoy, explore the historic gardens and try your hand at period lawn games and authentic country dances. All ages welcome. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for Bartram's Garden members. Tickets available at Proceeds benefit Bartram's Garden. (more...)

Deidre Goodwin, Peter Nelson, and Dylis Croman to Lead Reading of New Musical Inspired by Bob Fosse's Life
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Broadway veterans are stepping into roles inspired by the lives of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, and the movement style that they developed in a choreographic presentation of part of a new musical at New York Theater Barn's Choreography Lab. (more...)

Nigel Harman to Direct a Steven Berkoff West End LUNCH and THE BOW OF ULYSSES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Nigel Harman is to head a first class creative team when he directs a major West End season of Steven Berkoff one-act plays, Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses at Trafalgar Studios for five weeks from Thursday 6 October - Saturday 5 November. (more...)

Christopher Backus Joins Starry 9/11 Benefit Readings of 110 STORIES at River Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Christopher Backus (Roadies, Underground) has joined the starry cast for River Street Theater Company's Staged Reading of the Sept 11th play, '110 Stories' (by Sarah Tuft). (more...)

Salzburg Festival Closes Nearly Sold-Out Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

41 days ago Haydn's Die Schöpfung was performed at the Großes Festspielhaus, opening the Ouverture spirituelle and thus the 2016 Salzburg Festival. (more...)

Twenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha.' (more...)

Ft. Worth Opera Exceeds Goal of Million Dollar Gift Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today the successful finale to their 90-day, million dollar gift match challenge, Million Dollar Summer. FWOpera's patrons united to support the local arts community throughout the campaign. The conclusion of this challenge coincides with the end of the company's fiscal year, August 31, and solidifies FWOpera's future to pioneer new operatic works that reflect the city's unique cultural mosaic. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016


Legendary Falcon Studios Documentary SEED MONEY Coming to DVD & VOD 10/4
by Movies News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Breaking Glass Pictures will release the Falcon Studios documentary SEED MONEY On Demand and DVD this October. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Chichester's HALF A SIXPENCE, Heading to the West End!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

As announced earlier today, after rave reviews and a record-breaking run in Chichester, Cameron Mackintosh presents the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed hit musical 'HALF A SIXPENCE' - which he co-produced with Chichester Festival Theatre - introducing the sensational new star Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps. Scroll down for a look at the cast in action! (more...)

The Little Theatre Chennai To Celebrate 25 Years Anniversary, September 2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The Little Theatre of Chennai is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with Campfiretales on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at 6:30 to 8:30. The celebration will take place at The Playhouse, 39/46 Ram's Square, 2 Village Road, Nungambakkam. The celebration is open to children 5-15 years old. Only Rs300 per session which also includes snacks. (more...)

He's Baaaaaackkk! The 2017 ARNOLD SPORTS FESTIVAL Returns to Columbus, March 2-5; New Events Include Arnold Transformation Challenge, Lacrosse, Yoga and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The 2017 Arnold Sports Festival and the world-renowned Arnold Classic bodybuilding championships will celebrate its 29th Anniversary in 2017 when the four-day health and fitness celebration presents more than 70 sports and events March 2-5, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, September 30-October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

Intriguing Drama OPHELIA to Screen at 2016 LA Shorts Fest
by Movies News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

OPHELIA, the official selection at the 2016 Revelation Perth International Film Festival, has been selected as Best of Fest at this year's LA Shorts Fest and will screen as part of the official selection at the prestigious Oscar qualifying Festival starting September 1.  (more...)

Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival Line-Up Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016


The Pearl to Stage U.S. Premiere of David Harrower's Version of PUBLIC ENEMY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The Pearl Theatre Company will present the U.S. Premiere of Henrik Ibsen's Public Enemy in a version by internationally acclaimed Scottish playwright David Harrower. Directed by the Pearl's Artistic Director Hal Brooks, the production will run from September 29-October 29. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stephen Sondheim & Hal Prince Discuss the Creation of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG in Lonny Price's New Documentary
by Stage Tube - Aug 31, 2016

Lonny Price's 'Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened' is set to screen as part of the Special Events of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 - October 16).  Below, check out a clip from the documentary, in which Hal Prince and Stephen Sondheim discuss their new 'show about kids.' (more...)

Patrick Breen, Sophina Brown and Arden Myrin Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with the Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. The full cast has just been announced! (more...)

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