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SOC Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/21-7/19
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

Garden Grove's leading source for Shakespeare is back this summer, starting off its 2014 season with William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, June 21-July 19 in The Festival Amphitheater. Directed by Susan Angelo, A Midsummer Night's Dream follows Fools and faeries through a romantic romp in which a magical potion forces lovers to fall in love with the wrong person. Set in beautiful Polynesia during the 1700s, SOC's rendition of the popular Shakespearian comedy includes the appearance of Garden Grove's Award-Winning Polynesian Dance Group, Hitia O Te Ra. (more...)

Garden Grove to Start 2014 Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/21 - 7/19
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Garden Grove's leading source for Shakespeare is back this summer, starting off its 2014 season with William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, June 21-July 19 in The Festival Amphitheater. Directed by Susan Angelo, A Midsummer Night's Dream follows Fools and faeries through a romantic romp in which a magical potion forces lovers to fall in love with the wrong person. (more...)

Disney XD Announces June Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2014

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

BWW Reviews: LEAR, Union Theatre, June 7 2014
by Gary Naylor - Jun 8, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a Lear who walks among us as her (yes, this Lear is a woman) mind comes and goes and her daughters squabble over the prizes she so foolishly has allocated. There are lessons too - for state and family - today. (more...)

OSTC's Piano Bar Series to Continue 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its second summer season in its new state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, is proud to announce the continuation of their Piano Bar Series. "Standards, Classics and Show Tunes" will be held following select evening performances of the company's current production, the song-filled hit, Always…Patsy Cline. (more...)

Playwrights Foundation to Host 37th Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 7/18–27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

The Playwrights Foundation's 37th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) will take place July 18-27, 2014 at the Thick House Theater in San Francisco. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks in Los Angeles and San Diego
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 4, 2014

Here are Summer Stages Picks from Broadwayworld's Ellen Dostal for what to see in Los Angeles and San Diego. (more...)

Scoop: MISTRESSES on ABC - Monday, July 14, 2014
by - Jun 30, 2014

Get all the scoop on MISTRESSES, airing on ABC on Monday, July 14, 2014! (more...)

GRAVITY Tops Winners at 15th Annual Golden Trailer Awards
by Movies News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Each year through an open competition judged by film industry notables, the Golden Trailer Awards recognize the creative people who make movie trailers, and the best examples of their unique art, in a gala award show. (more...)

RACE, LUNA GALE, CHAVEZ RAVINE, GIRLFRIEND and More Set for CTG's 11th Season at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 11th season at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

Summer Stages: My Choices for California Summer Theatre
by Don Grigware - Jun 3, 2014

Ghost, Pantages Theatre/June 27 -July13/www.hollywoodpantages.com/ The musical stage adaptation of the 1990 runaway hit film of the same title that starred Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Oscar-winning Whoopi Goldberg. Despite its mixed reviews, the show, which originated on the West End, received 3 Tony nominations for its Broadway engagement. With book/lyrics by Bruce Joel and music/lyrics by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, Ghost's musical score includes the ever-popular 'Unchained Melody' and is bound to be an audience grabber. (more...)

CEREMONY Comes to San Diego Fringe, 7/5-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Ceremony, written and performed by Michael Kass and Michael Kass and 7 Buckets, directed by Diana Wyenn, will play the 2014 San Diego International Fringe Festival at the Cabaret Theater at 10th Avenue Theatre and Arts Centre, 930 10th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101. (more...)

COF to Offer Two-Day Improv Class, 7/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Company of Fools (COF) will present a two-day improv acting class, Monday, July 14-Tuesday, July 15, 1-3 pm. The Creative Jump In, "Hot Fun in the Summertime Improv Jam with Andrew Alburger," will be held at the Meriwether Building in Hailey. (more...)

The Center and Company of Fools Offers Voice Acting Class with Irene Ziegler, 7/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The Center and Company of Fools (COF) is offering a voice acting class with professional stage, screen, and voiceover actress Irene Ziegler. The class runs July 7-9, from 1 to 3pm, at the Meriwether building in Hailey. (more...)

Thrillpeddlers Extend PEARLS OVER SHANGHAI for Final Time Through July 26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

After an astounding record-breaking 22 month run, their award-winning production of PEARLS OVER SHANGHAI, San Francisco's longest-running Cockettes musical hit is back on The Hypnodrome stage for a Fifth Anniversary Revival production. The show has been extended for the final time and MUST CLOSE on July 26, 2014. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: MAGICAL BUT MILD 'TEMPEST' AT A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - Jun 2, 2014

Tom Waits tunes and Teller magic create a haunting and ethereal mood for THE TEMPEST at American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass., but despite its brilliant execution, this inventive and entertaining adaptation doesn't quite deliver the perfect storm. (more...)

THE MONSTER SONGS Premieres at Capital Fringe this July 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Dr. Dour and Peach present the THE MONSTER SONGS, a collection of original songs that capture the personal stories of monsters from around the world, music and lyrics by Toby Mulford. This playfully macabre cabaret premiers at the 9th Annual Capital Fringe Festival this July 10 - 27, 2014. (more...)

The Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates 'Pasadena Day' with STONEFACE, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director), celebrates "Pasadena Day" with a performance of Vanessa Claire Stewart's STONEFACE, the fifth production of the 2013-2014 season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: STONEFACE Gets a New Life at Pasadena Playhouse
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 16, 2014

Vanessa Claire Stewart's Stoneface, the Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton, first produced at Sacred Fools Theatre Company in 2012, finds fresh life in a newly remounted production simply titled STONEFACE at Pasadena Playhouse. With a bigger budget, more space in which to play, and clearly enhanced with an eye to continuing its life beyond Los Angeles, it should be set for a rousing success. (more...)

KPFK's Arts in Review Spotlights French Stewart and Daisy Eagan Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Julio Martinez-hosted Arts in Review - celebrating the best in live theater and cabaret in Greater Los Angeles - airs Friday (2-2:30pm) on KPFK (90.7FM). Today, June 13, Arts in Review spotlights French Stewart and Daisy Eagan, currently starring in Vanessa Claire Stewart's Buster Keaton bio play, Stoneface. Arts in Review streams live worldwide over kpfk.org. (more...)

THE MAPMAKER'S OPERA Set for NYMF, 7/9-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The New York Musical Theater Festival, Stella Entertainment and Quill & Quaver Associates will present the world premiere of the new Australian Musical, THE MAPMAKER'S OPERA, based on the novel "The Mapmakers Opera" by Bea Gonzalez, with a dynamic score based on Gypsy Flamenco, Latino and regional Mexican infused musical styles, July 9-20 at the Pearl Theatre, 555 West 42nd St. A moving love story set against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution, and an Official Selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival's Next Link Project, THE MAPMAKER'S OPERA is directed by Donald Brenner with book and Lyrics by Victor Kazan and music by Kevin Purcell. (more...)

THE COSBY SHOW's Malcolm-Jamal Warner to Star in GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, 9/5-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company announces that Malcolm-Jamal Warner, best known for his breakout role as Theo Huxtable, Bill Cosby's son on "The Cosby Show," will play Dr. John Prentice in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in the Huntington's season opener September 5 - October 5, 2014 at the BU Theatre / Avenue of the Arts. Complete casting will be announced at a later date. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (more...)

SINGER SONGWRITER KIDNAPPER to Premiere at Galway Film Fleadh
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

SINGER SONGWRITER KIDNAPPER is the debut feature film of award-winning writer/director Douglas Ray, who worked as Ken Loach's assistant and has built up a reputation for his quirky short films featuring actors such as Tom Hardy, Rafe Spall and Ruth Wilson. (more...)

HERE Sets 2014-15 Season: TRADE PRACTICES, BLOOWST WINDKU & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

HERE announces its 2014-2015 producing season, commencing Labor Day Weekend with the premiere of the Artistic Director production, Trade Practices, by Kristin Marting & David Evans Morris; and followed by the HERE Resident Artist productions Send for the Million Men by Joseph Silvosky and Bloowst windku by Rebecca Davis. HERE's upcoming season also includes the third annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/ Now festival and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, which gives audiences a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). The multidisciplinary productions in HERE's 2014-2015 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years through HARP, and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program. (more...)

TRADE PRACTICES, SEND FOR THE MILLION MEN, PROTOTYPE and More Highlight HERE's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

HERE announces its 2014-2015 producing season, commencing Labor Day Weekend with the premiere of the Artistic Director production, Trade Practices, by Kristin Marting & David Evans Morris; and followed by the HERE Resident Artist productions Send for the Million Men by Joseph Silvosky and Bloowst windku by Rebecca Davis. HERE's upcoming season also includes the third annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/ Now festival and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, which gives audiences a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). The multidisciplinary productions in HERE's 2014-2015 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years through HARP, and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Pippins of Past and Present, Kyle Dean Massey and John Rubinstein!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 27, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes Pippin princes of past and present- current leading man Kyle Dean Massey and John Rubinstein, who originated the role in 1972 and is now back playing 'Charles'. Watch as they discuss the challenges of the role, how the show has changed since the original production, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Attention Foolish Human Fools! Skylanders "Goes Dark" at Comic-Con International: San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

This press release has an accompanying Smart Marketing Page providing further details about the organization, products and services introduced below. You can access the Smart Marketing Page via the following link: http://smp.newshq.businesswire.com/pages/skylanders-goes-dark-comic-con (more...)

Monty Python's SPAMALOT to Open 7/29 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Join the quest for the Holy Grail July 29-August 3 with Monty Python's Spamalot. Based on the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical that took the Tony Awards by storm in 2005. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 7/25/2014 - 7/25/2014
by BWW - Jul 20, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 7/25/2014 - 7/25/2014! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Company of Fools' ENCHANTED APRIL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

This summer Company of Fools (COF) will present Matthew Barber's award-winning romantic comedy, Enchanted April. This production will run now through July 26, 2014 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, Idaho. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

sq product theatre Presents the World Premiere of SLAB, 7/31-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

square product theatre kicks off its 9th Season with the World Premiere of SLAB, adapted by Gleason Bauer and Emily K. Harrison from the forthcoming novel by Mississippi born, Denver-based writer Selah Saterstrom. SLAB will be presented in the ATLAS Black Box theater on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, July 31-August 16, 2014. (more...)

Company of Fools Presents SHIRLEY VALENTINE for Three Nights Only, 8/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Shirley Valentine is back by popular demand for three nights only! Company of Fools presents this critically acclaimed Tony-nominated one-woman show starring Denise Simone August 7-9 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey. (more...)

Shakespearean Clowns
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 2, 2014

Jim Dale's career as an actor grew out of his success as a music hall performer and musician. He put those music hall skills as a wit, singer, musician, and physical comedian to work in performances of William Shakespeare's many clowns and Fools. (more...)

Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING, Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond's 'HOWARD BARNES' and More Set for NAMT's 2014 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today its selections for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Beautiful Poison, Cubamor, Great Wall, How To Break, Mary Marie, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, String and Stu For Silverton make up the eight new musicals that will be presented at the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

New Plays IT HAS TO BE YOU, A HAPPY END and MALLORCA Set for Abingdon's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Abingdon Theatre Company -- which has produced 83 new plays in its 21-year history -- launches its 2014-2015 Season with three new plays, beginning this fall with IT HAS TO BE YOU by Drama Desk nominee Catherine Butterfield (JOINED AT THE HEAD), set to begin previews October 3, at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Drama Desk nominee Stuart Ross (ENTER LAUGHING, FOREVER PLAID) is set to direct. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Adds PROMISES, PROMISES to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse has finalized their 12th season with the announcement of their holiday show, a revival of the 1968 Broadway hit Promises, Promises. (more...)

SOC's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Adds Two More Performances, 7/31 & 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

SOC'S hit production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, co-produced with Hitia O Te Ra, has added two more performances due to popular demand. The two added performances will be on Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1 at 8:00 pm. Walk-up specials: Thursday night "Pay What You Want" and Friday night '7 at 7'. Discounts are available at 7:00 pm and based on availability. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series to Present SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe plays Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Moran Theater for one performance only on Thursday, December 4th at 7:30PM! Tickets go on sale Friday, August 22nd at 10AM through the FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase, the official presenter of the Jacksonville show. (more...)

OSTC's Piano Bar Series to Continue on 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its second summer season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, is proud to announce the continuation of their Piano Bar Series. 'Broadway Music and Comedy' will be held following select evening performances of the company's current production, the popular Tony Award-winning musical comedy, Guys and Dolls. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Love Arises with TAP's Transcendent TALLEY'S FOLLY
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 14, 2014

There's magic in the summer air at Third Avenue Playhouse. Sturgeon Bay's Stage Door Theater Company opened their new season with Lanford Wilson's Talley's Folly. In this 1980 Pulitzer Prize winning play set in Lebanon, Missouri, with some resemblance to a Door County July, an age worn folly, a Victorian boathouse, conjures a moonlight rendezvous for two heartbroken cynics, Sally and Matt. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ISF's LES MISERABLES Is Full Of Les Talent Merveilleux
by Teresa Rodrick - Jul 14, 2014

LES MIS(ERABLE) is a musical that starts with a powerful song by the prisoners. The way that the director, Victoria Bussert began the production gave the impression that the story that you were about to hear was a remembrance of Jean Valjean's life. I think when that happens, sometimes you pay more attention so you won't miss something important. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces Full Lineup for 2014 IGNITION FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS, 7/24 - 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater announces the complete lineup for the 2014 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Where Did We Sit on the Bus? by Brian Quijada; Lack and Lack by April Fools (Kristiana Colon & Damon Williams); Sender by Ike Holter; Slingshot by Kia Corthron; Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath; For Tomorrow, Please Prepare by Paul Downs Colaizzo; and Cocked by Sarah Gubbins. The festival will take place July 24-27, 2014. (more...)

Adult Swim to Bring ROBOT CHICKEN, RICK AND MORTY & More to San Diego Comic-Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

This year at San Diego Comic-Con, Adult Swim will once again amaze and inspire fans inside and outside the convention center with an all new Adult Swim booth, unique fan experiences and celebrity filled signings and panels featuring series stars, creators and producers from the network's most popular shows such as Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros., Childrens Hospital, and Rick and Morty. (more...)

New Feature Film SINGER SONGWRITER KIDNAPPER Premieres Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

A new feature film starring Irish actresses Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Eva Birthistle will premiere tonight at the Galway Film Fleadh with actors and director in attendance. (more...)

The Actual Dance LLC Presents THE ACTUAL DANCE in Limited Engagement at 1st Stage, 7/12-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

THE ACTUAL DANCE, LLC is pleased to announce Samuel A. Simon's THE ACTUAL DANCE, directed by Kate Holland. THE ACTUAL DANCE will play a limited engagement at 1st Stage (1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons, VA 22102). Performances begin Saturday, July 12 and continue through Sunday, July 27. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jesse Swimm of Goodspeed's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - 4th of July, Birthdays, and Backstage Life
by Guest Blogger: Jesse Swimm - Jul 10, 2014

Yes I know it's a pretty long title for this weeks blog, but a lot can happen in a few days when working away from home, lol. Such was the case this week as we got to celebrate the 4th; our Fiddler, Max Chucker's Birthday, as well as some much needed time off from the show. (more...)

Elizabeth Ashley & Byron Jennings Join Starry Broadway Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley (Take Her, She's Mine, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Gore Vidal's The Best Man) joins the production in the role of The Grand Duchess Olga and Byron Jennings (The Merchant of Venice, Inherit the Wind) joins in the role of Mr. Kirby. (more...)

Jason Alexander to Direct BROADWAY BOUND at the Odyssey, 8/2-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Heartwarming, poignant -- and hilarious. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical dramatic comedy, Broadway Bound, directed by Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), who created the role of "Stanley" in the original Broadway production. The 8-week run at the Odyssey Theatre is set to open Aug. 2. (more...)


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Scoop: MISTRESSES on ABC - Saturday, July 19, 2014
by - Jul 1, 2014

Get all the scoop on MISTRESSES, airing on ABC on Saturday, July 19, 2014! (more...)

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