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Full Trailer For ANNIE Remake Starring Quvenzhane Wallis & Jamie Foxx
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 5, 2014

A first look at the upcoming big screen movie musical remake of beloved orphan-themed musical ANNIE starring Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx is now available to view. (more...)

First Look At The Trailer For ANNIE Remake Starring Quvenzhane Wallis & Jamie Foxx
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 4, 2014

A first look at the trailer for the upcoming big screen movie musical remake of beloved orphan-themed musical ANNIE starring Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx is now available to view. (more...)

PEN World Voices International Play Festival and More Set for Martin E. Segal Theatre Center's Spring 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the CUNY Graduate Center has announced its SPRING 2014 season of public programs. The season includes the Center's inaugural PEN World Voices International Play Festival, featuring 9 free readings of plays from around the globe, including HAITI, JAPAN, TUNISIA, CHILE, POLAND, AUSTRALIA, SINGAPORE, AUSTRIA and INDIA. The season also features 11 free public programs throughout the spring, featuring contemporary theatre and performing artists from around the world. (more...)

ATC Cafe Bohemia Spring Readings Set for this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

The Spring schedule of Arizona Theatre Company's (ATC) Cafe Bohemia includes a satirical look at international surrogacy and a story inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge's masterpiece, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, as well as two new features to complement the third season of monthly readings, jams and ideas. (more...)

NRACT to Present I NEVER SAW ANTHER BUTTERFULY: THE MUSICAL, 4/25-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre (NRACT) will present 'I Never Saw Another Butterfly: The Musical' based on the play by Celeste Raspanti, for nine performances, April 25-May 11, 2014. (more...)

WAR to Release New Studio Album 'EVOLUTIONARY,' 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

On May 13, the legendary and groundbreaking group, WAR, will release their first new studio album in 20 years, titled EVOLUTIONARY, on Far Out Records/UMe. (more...)

Billy Porter, David Cromer, Nicholas Martin & More Sign on for Huntington Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company, the 2013 recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award and Boston magazine's Best Theatre of 2013, announces six productions of its 2014-2015 Season plus one additional title. Continuing its 32-year tradition, the Huntington will present world-class productions of new works and classics made current created by the finest local and national talent. The varied lineup includes a Tony Award-winning Broadway comedy, a thrilling new play set in Boston, a new play by a celebrated local writer that riffs on a beloved classic, a revival of a provocative comedy, a classic American drama, and a topical new play directed by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois, plus the return of visionary director David Cromer (Our Town). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - John Leguizamo's GHETTO KLOWN, Premiering on HBO 3/22
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

John Leguizamo's Ghetto KLOWN will premiere on Saturday, March 22 at 10:00 p.m. EST on HBO. (more...)

Eddie Izzard to Perform at The Orpheum, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Eddie Izzard will bring his massive Force Majeure world tour to Memphis, TN at the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday, May 25th at 8:00 PM. The tour will visit 32 cities through the spring with more dates to be announced later this year. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 4. Presented by WestBeth Entertainment, a full list of U.S. tour dates with links to tickets is available at www.EddieIzzard.com. Follow Eddie here. (more...)

Apollo's Fire Presents SEPHARDIC JOURNEY: WANDERINGS OF THE SPANISH JEWS, 2/20-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Apollo's Fire proudly unveils a new, creative program by Music Director Jeannette Sorrell, in collaboration with guest Co-Director Nell Snaidas. Sephardic Journey will be premiered in five concerts throughout Northeast Ohio, including two performances at a synagogue. (more...)

Out of the Loop Fringe Festival 2014 Lineup Announced; Kicks Off 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director and Loop Executive Producer Terry Martin today announced the line-up for the 2014 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, March 6-16, 2014 at the Addison Theatre and Conference Centre. (more...)

Plays by Theresa Rebeck, Billy Porter and David Ives Set for Primary Stages' 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Elliot Fox, Managing Director) announces their 30th Anniversary Season (2014-2015). In their upcoming season, the award-winning company will present three new premieres. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 1/19/2014
by BWW - Jan 19, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/19/2014 for Appleton, WI (more...)

BWW Reviews: Society for the Performing Arts Rocks Houston with ELVIS LIVES
by David Clarke - Jan 19, 2014

The National Tour of ELVIS LIVES is touted as an "unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis' life," and it delivers. The two act show is made of four sets, or acts, that feature Elvis at key points in his career. Featuring finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises' worldwide Ultimate Tribute Artist Contest, this high energy and exciting concert experience gives audiences, young and old, a retrospective of Elvis' career and allows us to experience not just one but four Elvis concerts in one night. (more...)

Hip-Hop Crooner August Alsina Sets April 15th Release For TESTIMONY, Debut Album On NNTME/ Def Jam Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ New Orleans newcomer August Alsina offers an inspirational tale of surviving one of America's most treacherous cities with TESTIMONY, his debut album on NNTME/ Def Jam Recordings. To be released on April 15 th, TESTIMONY contains the single 'Make It Home' featuring fellow Def Jam artist Jeezy, which was co-written by The Exclusives and produced by the Featherstones. Listen to the single HERE. TESTIMONY builds on the success of Downtown: Life Under The Gun, August's debut EP, which includes the #1 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hopsmash 'I Luv This Sh*t' featuring Trinidad James. (more...)

Oskar Klausenstock's THE BRIBE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Fans of author Oskar Klausenstock's debut novel, 'The Prayer,' are cheering. His second novel, 'The Bribe' (published by iUniverse), has been released and is proving to be just as well-received as his first. (more...)

LOOT Opens Tomorrow at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Red Bull Theater presents the Off Broadway revival of Loot by Joe Orton. Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger directs a company that includes Rebecca Brooksher (Fay), Eric Martin Brown (Meadows), Jarlath Conroy (McLeavy), Ryan Garbayo (Dennis), Rocco Sisto (Truscott), and Nick Westrate (Hal). Loot has scenic design by Narelle Sissons, costume design by Sara Jean Tosetti, lighting design by Scott Zielinski, and sound design by Brad Berridge. Opening Thursday January 16th, this limited engagement continues through February 9th only at Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Shirley Jo Finney to Direct Wendy Graf's CLOSELY RELATED KEYS at Lounge Theatre, Begin. 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Home. Identity. Secrets and lies. An African-American attorney with a career on the rise is shocked to discover she has an Iraqi half-sister in Wendy Graf's newest play, a hard-hitting drama about family conflict and clashing cultures. Directed by Shirley Jo Finney, the world premiere of Closely Related Keys opens Feb. 22 at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - MTV's REAL WORLD: EX-PLOSION Premieres Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

MTV's 'REAL WORLD: EX-PLOSION' is ready to take over the beautiful city of San Francisco when the season premieres tonight, January 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series starts off when seven single strangers, who all have complicated relationships with their exes, move into the 'Real World' house to embark on this journey to embrace their freedom. Check out the trailer below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for Cleveland (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More to Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

EDDIE IZZARD: FORCE MAJEURE Comes to Pittsburgh, May 31 - June 1, 2014, Byham Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Eddie Izzard will bring his massive Force Majeure world tour to the U.S., visiting 32 cities through the spring with more dates to be announced later this year. The tour will visit Pittsburgh's Byham Theater, downtown Pittsburgh, on Saturday May 31 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 1 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets start at $50.25 and are available at TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, and in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue. Limit 6 tickets per customer. Presented by WestBeth Entertainment, a full list of U.S. tour dates with links to tickets is available at www.EddieIzzard.com. You can follow Eddie here. (more...)

Best Buy Theater Announces Feb-March 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

BEST BUY THEATER has announced its upcoming shows and events for February and March 2014. Details below! (more...)

Alan Cumming, Stella Schnabel & Charles L. Kerr Named Co-Chairs of PS122's Give Performance Space Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Performance Space 122, an East Village contemporary performance hub, announces the co-chairs of their Give Performance Space campaign, which coincides with the renovation of their over 30-year home at 150 1st Avenue. Give Performance Space is a capacity campaign to launch Performance Space 122's growth as an organization with the goal of better serving the artists and audiences of New York City. The co-chairs are acclaimed actor, photographer and activist Alan Cumming; producer, writer and director Stella Schnabel and PS122 Board Vice President Charles L. Kerr, partner at international law office Morrison & Foerster. (more...)

Dave Malloy, John Leguizamo & More Receive Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor Residencies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Today, The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work announces that it has selected 18 projects from more than 30 innovative artists for its third Summer Residency Lab. This June, as part of an extraordinary laboratory for collaboration, some of the nation's most prominent and promising writers, directors, and composers will unite at the Theatre's campus in West Berkeley for an intense four-week period to live, dine, and create new plays together. Dozens more local and out-of-town actors and directors will join The Ground Floor process, bringing the number of artists involved close to 100. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Daedalus Project Fund Distributes $133,250 to Fight HIV/AIDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) has distributed the $133,250 raised during the Festival's 2013 Daedalus Project to 10 local and international organizations dedicated to fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS and supporting those affected by the disease. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Alley Theatre presents the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

'John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown,' Set to Debut 3/22 on HBO
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

An HBO favorite returns for his fifth solo special on the network when JOHN LEGUIZAMO'S Ghetto KLOWN debuts SATURDAY, MARCH 22 (10:00-11:45 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

Electronic Show, THE POLISH AMBASSADOR WITH LIMINUS, Comes to the Boulder Theater, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present The Polish Ambassador with Liminus at the Boulder Theater on Thursday, April 10th, 2014. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, February 21st at 10:00 am for $15 early bird, $17.50 tier 2 or $20 day of show. The Polish Ambassador is one of the funkiest electronic shows around appearing at festivals including Wakarusa, Summer Camp and Envision! (more...)

Apollo's Fire Presents SEPHARDIC JOURNEY: WANDERINGS OF THE SPANISH JEWS, Now thru 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Apollo's Fire proudly unveils a new, creative program by Music Director Jeannette Sorrell, in collaboration with guest Co-Director Nell Snaidas. Sephardic Journey will be premiered in five concerts throughout Northeast Ohio, including two performances at a synagogue. (more...)

Cast Announced for WaterTower Theatre's HONKY, Part of 'Out of the Loop' Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director and Loop Executive Producer Terry Martin today announced casting for Honky, WaterTower Theatre's entry for the 2014 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, March 6-16, 2014 at the Addison Theatre and Conference Centre. Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi, the cast will feature Calvin Roberts as Thomas Hodge, Alan Pollard as Davis Tallison, Ian Ferguson as Peter Trammel, Rebecca McDonald as Emilia Hodge, Whitney Holotik as Andie Chastain, Jeff Burleson as Dr. Driscoll/Others, Adam A. Anderson as Kid 1/Frederick Douglass and Lord Alfred Brown as Kid 2. (more...)

CLOSELY RELATED KEYS Will Now Open 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Home. Identity. Secrets and lies. An African-American attorney with a career on the rise is shocked to discover she has an Iraqi half-sister in Wendy Graf's newest play, a hard-hitting drama about family conflict and clashing cultures. Directed by Shirley Jo Finney, the world premiere of Closely Related Keys opens Feb. 28 at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/16/2014 for Cleveland (more...)

Electric Forest 2014 Artist Lineup Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Today, Electric Forest released its initial artist lineup for the festival's eagerly awaited return to the legendary Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Mich. on June 26-29, 2014. (more...)

John Leguizamo to Guest Star on CBS's THE GOOD WIFE
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John Leguizamo to Guest Star on CBS's THE GOOD WIFE
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

E! reports that John Leguizamo will guest star on an upcoming episode of the CBS drama THE GOOD WIFE. The comedian and Broadway vet will portray the new Cook County State's Attorney in at least one episode of the show. (more...)

David Lan to Lead Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center as Artistic Director; Sexton, Hayles & Daldry Join Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center ('the PAC') today announces the establishment of a core team of artistic leaders: David Lan (Artistic Director of London's Young Vic) as Consulting Artistic Director; Lucy Sexton (artist, producer, and Director of the New York Dance & Performance Awards (aka The Bessies)) as Associate Artistic Director; and Andy Hayles, Managing Partner of Charcoalblue (London's National Theatre, Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, and the future home of Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse), as theater design consultant. Stephen Daldry (director of the films The Hours, Billy Elliot, The Reader and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and of Billy Elliot the Musical, and former Artistic Director of London's Gate Theatre and Royal Court Theatre) has joined the PAC's Board of Directors. The artistic team is collaborating with the PAC's staff, board and numerous consultants to create a place that is unique on the cultural landscapes of New York, the United States and the world. (more...)

WALLENBERG, A NEW MUSICAL DRAMA Plays Lynn University's Wold Center for the Performing Arts Tonight
by Carol Kassie - Feb 12, 2014

Raoul Wallenberg's epic journey will be brought to life in a multi-media staged reading of Wallenberg, A New Musical Drama. The production will take place at Lynn University's Wold Center for the Performing Arts on February 12th and 13th only. With book and lyrics by the 2006 Kleban Award-winning team of Laurence Holzman and Felicia Needleman, and music by Benjamin Rosenbluth, Wallenberg, A New Musical Drama recounts the fascinating and uplifting story of one of the greatest heroes of the twentieth century. (more...)

TimeLine to Host Australian Playwrights for Day of Play Readings & More, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

TimeLine Theatre Company, in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Australian Consulate, announces that it will host several of Australia's best and brightest performance writers for a day of discussion and play readings on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago. (more...)

Junior Brown with The Easy Leaves, Chante Moore and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Yoshi's San Francisco has announced its upcoming lineup, now through March 9, 2014. Details below! (more...)

A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS to Play Harris Center, 4/24-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angela's Ashes, and bestseller Tis, Frank McCourt, and his brother Malachy, also a successful author, joined talents to write an autobiographical account of their years growing up in poverty in Ireland, A Couple of Blaguards. Though times were tough in Limerick, the tales spun by the brothers McCourt simmer with bittersweet recollections, ferocious humor and a parade of colorful characters from the priest who warns of sinners' eyeballs exploding in hell to the McCourt grandmother who spits on Franks unruly Presbyterian hair to tame it. (more...)

Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett to Present ALBATROSS at Cafe Bohemia, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

When Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett read 'Albatross,' their adaptation of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's masterpiece, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, at Cafe Bohemia on Sunday, April 13, two milestones converge. (more...)

Fabolous to Perform at IBAF Athletic Event at Teaneck Armory 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

The International Bar Athletes Federation Competition will host their first competition Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Teaneck Armory located at 1799 Teaneck Road in Teaneck, New Jersey. This is a calisthenics (bodyweight) competition between individuals to show who has the greatest physical capabilities. See athletes show off their skills as they compete in this athletic art form doing Pull ups, Push-ups, Dips, Freestyle and a Bonus Competition. Just added to the event will be a special performance by multi platinum rap artist Fabolous and music by Hot 97's Funkmaster Flex tickets for this event is $35.00 and can be purchased in advance at Click Here For Tickets (more...)

John Leguizamo Joins Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane in THE MAN ON CARRION ROAD Film
by Movies News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter writes that John Leguizamo, Lynn Collins and Jim Belushi have joined the cast of Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego's upcoming drama for Atlas Independent and Relativity International, THE MAN ON CARRION ROAD. Set to star are Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane. (more...)

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center's 2014 PEN WORLD VOICES INTERNATIONAL PLAY FESTIVAL Set for 4/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the CUNY Graduate Center has announced the complete line-up of its inaugural PEN World Voices International Play Festival, held April 28, 29, and 30th, 2014. With each writer hailing from a different world region as classified by the United Nations, the International Play Festival generates a conversation on art, politics, dreams, war, and philosophy meant to share with American audiences a rich awareness of a greater global dialogue. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin to Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running 5/7-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Porter Talks New Album & More on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Cyndi Lauper and Billy Porter, who worked together on the hit Broadway musical 'Kinky Boots,' stopped by this morning's Today to talk about touring with Cher and the release of Porter's new album (more...)

Ziggy Marley and 311 Added to MANDALAY BAY BEACH CONCERT SERIES, 5/25 & 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Tickets are on sale now for the Mandalay Bay Beach Concert Series, to which Ziggy Marley and 311 have been added to the lineup. (more...)

Spanish Gold to Release Debut Album SOUTH OF NOWHERE, 5/27; North American Tour to Kick Off 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Spanish Gold will embark on an extensive North American tour this spring and summer. See below for complete tour details. The shows are in support of the trio's debut album, South of Nowhere, which will be released May 27 on BMG/Del Mar Records. Already receiving critical acclaim, Rolling Stone recently premiered the first single, “Out On The Street.” The single is now available on iTunes. (more...)

Staged Reading of REMEMBER THIS: WALKING WITH JAN KARSKI Set for 4/24 at Georgetown University
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Davis Performing Arts Center and the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University are pleased to announce a world premiere staged reading of "Remember This: Walking with Jan Karski," featuring Academy Award Nominee David Strathairn as Jan Karski (1914-2000), with an ensemble of Georgetown students. The work, written/adapted by Prof. Derek Goldman and Clark Young (COL '09) and directed by Prof. Derek Goldman, will be presented on Thursday April 24, 2014 at 5 p.m., on Karski's centennial, in the Davis Performing Arts Center's Gonda Theatre. (more...)

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