ACISE-LA Announces Emcee, Presenters & More for 2016 GOLDEN MAPLE AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The Academy of Canadians in Sports & Entertainment - Los Angeles (ACISE-LA) announced today the master of ceremony, the award presenters and an additional Maple of Excellence honoree for the 2016 Golden Maple Awards. (more...)

J.R.R. Tolkein Lecture Among July Events at National World War I Museum and Memorial
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

A lecture discussing the complexities of the Battle of Verdun from Dr. John Mosier and programs exploring the effects of World War I on J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpieces are among the July events at the National World War I Museum and Memorial. (more...)

New Ghosts Theatre Company Present the Sydney Premiere of FRACTURE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

New Ghosts Theatre Company will present the Sydney premiere of the psychological drama, FRACTURE, from August 2nd-12th at the Old Fitz Theatre. Exploring both the naturalistic and psychological, FRACTURE invites audiences into a world of personal isolation and reveals the dangers that lurk within. (more...)

Detective Charlie Resnick On Stage in DARKNESS DARKNESS at Nottingham Playhouse
by Marianka Swain - Jun 28, 2016

This autumn Nottingham Playhouse and New Perspectives join forces with acclaimed novelist John Harvey to bring his most famous creation, jazz-loving detective Charlie Resnick, to the stage for the very first time. DARKNESS DARKNESS, which is Harvey's own adaptation of his bestselling novel, runs from September 30 to October 15. The production is part of the Playhouse's Sweet Vengeance season, which explores the themes of revenge, justice and resentments buried deep, in a series of work that also includes Peter Shaffer's Sleuth (September) and Thomas Middleton's The Revenger's Tragedy (November). (more...)

Nancy Holder Announces New GHOSTBUSTERS Book
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

NEW YORK, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Tor Books is thrilled to announce the on-sale availability of a new paperback and EBook title, GHOSTBUSTERS (June 28, 2016) by Nancy Holder, the official novelization for a new generation of Ghostbusters, based on the new movie, in theaters July 15! (more...)

Gorilla Tango Burlesque to Present GHOSTBUSTIER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The all-female reboot of the Ghostbusters film is quickly approaching, so join Gorilla Tango Theatre to celebrate the ladies that did it first, did it better, and did it BUSTIER! It's the story we all know and love of paranormal-fighting scientists with a sexy spin, bringing the classic comedy to the stage in the sensual style that Gorilla Tango Burlesque is known for. Watch as your four favorite fear-fighters shimmy their way to saving New York from a sexy Slimer, a curvaceous Stay Puft Marshmallow Woman, and a bevy of gorgeous Ghosts. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company to Present Dael Orlandersmith's FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

One of America's most highly acclaimed playwrights and actors, Dael Orlandersmith is a Pulitzer finalist, an Obie winner, and a Drama Desk nominee. In 2014, she brought her groundbreaking monologue Stoop Stories to Weston's OtherStages. This summer she's back with her latest tour de force, a gripping and beautiful, must-see memoir entitled Forever. (more...)

Hottest Articles on for 6/19/2016 - 6/26/2016
by BWW - Jun 26, 2016

Hottest Articles on from 6/19/2016 - 6/26/2016. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Winner of Emerging Stars Competition: Baritone Lucas Meachem
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

San Francisco Opera announces the winner of the inaugural 'Emerging Star of the Year' competition. Lucas Meachem, the American baritone who performed the role of Figaro inThe Barber of Seville (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) in Fall 2015, was named '2016 Emerging Star of the Year' based on a popular vote conducted online and through social media. (more...)

Waiting For Henry to Release Sophomore Album 'Town Called Patience' 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

“Town Called Patience is really our own confusing self-help guide,” says Dave Slomin, songwriter and singer for Waiting For Henry. (more...)

AUSTIN to Open Off-Broadway This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Off-Broadway premiere of Elda Cusick's new play, Austin, will begin a limited engagement on Saturday July 23rd at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Ed Setrakian directs a cast that stars Thomas G. Waites ('OZ'), James McCaffrey ('Rescue Me'), Rochelle Bostrom, AJ Cedeño, and Michaela Waites. Opening Night is set for August 4th. Austin will play a limited run through September 10th only. (more...)

The Second City's TWIST YOUR DICKENS Set for Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016


Sony Pictures' 'Ghostbusters' Offers First-Ever Front And Rear-Facing Lens On Snapchat
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016


Sony's GHOSTBUSTERS Offers First-Ever Front & Rear-Facing Lens on Snapchat
by Movies News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

For the first time ever, Snapchatters can use both the front and rear cameras of their phones with a new type of Lens as millions of users become true GHOSTBUSTERS on the popular digital platform. (more...)

Stage Left Theatre Sets 35th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Stage Left Theatre is pleased to announce the programming for its 35th season. The season begins with the world premiere of The Bottle Tree by Beth Kander directed by ensemble member Amy Szerlong. The Bottle Tree was developed through Stage Left's Downstage Left program, at the Ashland New Plays Festival and and has received an Honorable Mention on The Kilroys List for the past two years. Next, in the winter, Stage Left and Cor Theatre present a co-production of What of the Night? by Maria Irene Fornes, directed by Carlos Murillo. This epic meditation on poverty in America was a Pultizer finalist in 1990. Cor Theatre Artistic Director Tosha Fowler says of the partnership, 'With admiration for Stage Left's longevity and the exciting opportunities they provide to artists through their strong commitment to mission, we at Cor are thrilled to announce a collaboration of theatre that is bound to leave you breathless. Combining Stage Left's strength with our fearless aesthetic, Fornes' poetically primal voice, and Carlos Murillo's passionate vision, What of the Night is going to be our biggest leap yet.' Finally, the company will present LeapFest, its annual developmental festival featuring workshop productions of new plays, at a time to be announced later. (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...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Adam Berry & Amy Bruni to Host New Desination Series KINDRED SPIRITS
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

KINDRED SPIRITS (wt) will premiere in 2016 exclusively on Destination America following the fearless duo as they help real families tormented by paranormal activity at home, with the added stress that the spirits may be their own late family members. (more...)

BWW Review: Magnificent THE GRAVEYARD Confirms Philip Rademeyer as One South Africa's Greatest Contemporary Playwrights at NAF16
by David Fick - Jul 5, 2016

What happens when your parents' legacy is one of violence, alcoholism and abuse? That question is at the heart of THE GRAVEYARD, Philip Rademeyer's magnificent new play for the Rust Co-Operative. (more...)

Destination America Orders KINDRED SPIRITS, Hosted by Adam Berry & Amy Bruni
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Destination America today announced that it has begun production on an all-new series hosted by world-renowned ghost hunters Adam Berry and Amy Bruni. KINDRED SPIRITS (wt) will premiere in 2016 exclusively on Destination America following the fearless duo as they help real families tormented by paranormal activity at home, with the added stress that the spirits may be their own late family members. Scared by the mysterious happenings but hesitant to pick up and leave their homes, these families have turned to two of America's leading paranormal investigators to capture evidence, try to guide the wayward spirits into the light, and bring closure to each home. (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...)

Tickets Go on Sale Today for Alliance Theatre's 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Tickets are on sale today for all the productions in the 2016/17 season for the Alliance Stage, Hertz Stage, Theatre for Youth and Families, and the Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young series.  The 48th season includes seven world premieres, five musicals, five productions by Atlanta playwrights, and exceptional productions for youth and families.  (more...)

Lost Dog to Perform at Wilton's Music Hall, 7/19-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

?LOST DOG, fronted by its highly individual, accomplished Artistic Director BEN DUKE, recently hit the jackpot with 5 star reviews and capacity audiences for the coruscating dance/theatre production 'Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)' which has been gaining momentum since its premiere at Battersea Arts Centre in May 2015.  The final dates in the spring 2016 tour are at Wilton's Music Hall, July 19th to 24th. (more...)

Hilary Bettis & Sheila Callaghan World Premieres Set for New Georges' 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

In its 25-year history, New Georges has brought forth an unprecedented generation of women playwrights and directors, providing them with steady artistic support and first or career-transforming productions in New York City. New Georges will celebrate its anniversary season with the World Premiere of Hilary Bettis' Alligator, directed by Elena Araoz, presented in collaboration with The Sol Project this fall, and of Sheila Callaghan and Daniella Topol's collaboratively-created Water at 3LD Art & Technology Center in June of 2017 as part of Water City, a multi-disciplinary art event.  (more...)

VTA's Films Series to Continue with THE WIZARD OF OZ & DAFFY DUCK's QUACKBUSTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Victoria Theatre Association continues its 2016 Films Series with the Family Flix Matinee Series presentation of Daffy Duck's QUACKBUSTERS on July 14 and the beloved THE WIZARD OF OZ on the Cool Films Series July 15-17 at the historic Victoria Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at Ticket Center Stage. To purchase, call (937) 228-3630, toll free (888) 228-3630 or purchase online at (more...)

First Look: HBO Latina's EL NEGOCIO Returns for Third Season 8/12
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

HBO Latino will premiere Season 3 of the original series EL NEGOCIO, acquired from HBO Latin America, Friday, August 12, at 10PM/9C, exclusively on HBO Latino. (more...)

GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN Season Finale is Destination America's No. 1 Telecast Ever in Key Demo
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The first season of Destination America's Ghosts OF SHEPHERDSTOWN ended strong on Sunday, July 17 with the finale becoming the network's #1 telecast ever in P25-54 (more...)

Chester Theatre Company Presents the Regional Premiere of SISTER PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Sister Play, the third production in Chester Theatre Company's 2016 season, will have its regional premiere on Wednesday, August 3 at 8:00 p.m. in the Chester Town Hall at 15 Middlefield Road, Chester, MA. (more...)

bergenPAC Season Tickets On-Sale this Friday; Toni Braxton, A Christmas Carol, Pinkalicious & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: Toni Braxton-Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 8PM; A Christmas Carol: A New Production By Sundog Theatre-Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 1PM an 4PM; Masters of Illusion-Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 8PM; Pinkalicious The Musical-Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 1PM and 4PM; Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live!-March 19, 2017 at 2PM and 5:30PM; and Shaolin Warriors-Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 29, 2016 at 11AM at or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch' Explores THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE's Country Place
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2016

A new book tells the true story of the infamous brothel that inspired the hit Broadway musical. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Centre Announces Schedule for OzAsia Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Adelaide Festival Centre today revealed new contemporary 10 year anniversary programming for this year's OzAsia Festival which runs from 17 September - 2 October. OzAsia Festival is Australia's leading international arts festival presenting the best theatre, dance, music, film and visual arts from across Asia.  This year's program features an impressive array of performance works by contemporary Asian artists who are pioneering work in their field. Performers congregating for the Festival come from a far-reaching and diverse number of Asian countries including Japan, India, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Cambodia, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Israel. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - It Folds
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 25, 2016

We speak to the creators of 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show It Folds. (more...)

Honor Molloy's CRACKSKULL ROW to Premiere at the cell
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Nancy Manocherian's the cell in Chelsea will present the World Premiere of CRACKSKULL ROW by award-winning dramatist Honor Molloy. (more...)

GHOST CARD at Hudson River Park at 29th Street
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Culture shock.  Loss of a parent.  Gambling addiction.  A psychedelic gnome.  These and other stories will come to life this August in Hassan Christopher and Megan Weaver's tribute to the mundane and epic moments that occur at tables, in a site-specific dance theater collage of crowdsourced true stories presented free to the public at Hudson River Park. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Nancy Sullivan
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 21, 2016

BWW speaks to actress Nancy Sullivan ahead of her performance in Fabric at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. (more...)

S. Thomas Kaza to Publish HisFourth Book, 'Cedric of RoseThorn: Book Two,' 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Cedric is back. Sick and wounded, the lord of RoseThorn must leave everything behind to recover from his wound and regain his strength. He sets across the dangerous lands of the western Empire, which now lie in open revolt, in search of anyone who can help him. RoseThorn is gone. A dream smashed to the ground and seemingly lost forever. Cedric is a castle lord without a castle. A man without a home. Left with only his anger and a desire for revenge to guide him. 'Cedric of RoseThorn: Book Two' is part two in a series. The story picks up where we left off in book one. But book two is more of an adventure set against the beautiful hills, fields, and forests of the western Empire. Cedric's trustworthy stableboy, Dak, is back. Along with new characters and the Ghosts that have haunted him from the start. Book Two traces Cedric's development from a desperate lord at the edge of an empire to a bold warrior true to his friends, loyal to his Lord King, and once again willing to hope against all odds. The Cedric Series and other books by S. Thomas Kaza are available at major online book retailers. (more...)

Scoop: BALLERS on HBO - August Episodes
by TV Scoop - Jul 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on BALLERS on HBO - August Episodes, (more...)

Walking Shadow Theatre Company Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

From an enigmatic fishing cabin, through the gardens of Versailles, to the most prestigious stage in England, Walking Shadow's twelfth season explodes the ideas of true love, the hidden costs of complacency, and the hazards of social change. (more...)

Bay Area Premiere of BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON at Phoenix Theatre this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Bay Area Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Winner Robert Schenkkan's "By the Waters of Babylon" at Phoenix Theatre Sept 30-Oct 15 (more...)

MONUMENT at Jacob's Pillow this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed "reaccession" of pioneering modernist choreographer Ted Shawn at The Museum of Modern Art, and recent performances at Tate Modern Museum as part of "20 Dancers of the 20th Century", Adam H Weinert returns with MONUMENT, an imaginative and dynamic new dance piece exploring legacy and identity. While others seek to turn museums into theatrical spaces, Weinert transforms the proscenium stage into an archive with stunning scenic design by Paul Tate dePoo III and lighting by JAX Messenger . The program includes historic choreography by Ted Shawn, Doris Humphrey and Jose Limon dating back to the early 20th century as well as creative re-imaginings of these events by Weinert and others - effectively transfiguring the site into a living archive, investigating ideas of mediation, memory and space. (more...)

Portland Center Stage Announces 2016 JAW: A Playwrights Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Portland Center Stage's 18th annual JAW: A Playwrights Festival will have the Armory buzzing July 29 through July 31 with three staged readings of new scripts by JAW featured playwrights, two workshop presentations of upcoming PCS world premiere productions, and a wide array of other performances and activities that will animate the building throughout the weekend. (more...)

Gay Romance THE PAST IS A TATTOOED SAILOR Comes To The Old Red Lion This August
by Edward Baker - Jul 14, 2016

In this world premiere of Simon Blow's fiercely witty and bittersweet debut drama The Past Is a Tattooed Sailor, class struggles, thwarted love, and family destruction collide. Simon is the grandson of aristocratic architect Detmar Blow and scion of a family never far from the newspaper columns, and The Past Is a Tattooed Sailor is unique excursion into a lost world of sparkling aphorism and gloriously eccentric characters. (more...)

VIDEO: Steven Martin, Sean Hayes, Emma Stone & More on MAYA & MARTY Season Finale
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Below check out clips from last night's season finale episode of MAYA AND MARTY on NBC. The episode featured special guests Sean Hayes, Steve Martin, Emma Stone and Kelly Ripa. (more...)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Opens 7/22 at ?The City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The City Theatre continues its summer season with the Tennessee Williams American classic, The Glass Menagerie, which revolutionized modern drama and is still an undisputed masterpiece from one of the great voices of the American theatre.  Directed by Jeff Hinkle and starring Ben McLemore, Sarah Zeringue, Terri Bennett, and Donato De Luca. The production runs July 22 - August 14, 2016. (more...)

Cleveland Public Theatre Moves THE GHOSTS OF LOTE BRAVO Premiere to October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan announces an update to the 2016-2017 season lineup, featuring the National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere of THE Ghosts OF LOTE BRAVO by Hilary Bettis, on stage October 13-29 in CPT's historic Gordon Square Theatre. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Launches Cabaret Series with LEADING LADIES OF CHICAGO THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre premieres The Cabaret Room at Drury Lane with Leading Ladies of Chicago Theatre, a two-night event that gives audiences exclusive access to some of Chicago's top talent in an intimate setting. (more...)

MOVIN' ON UP Set for FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

MOVIN' ON UP, the absurdist comedy written by Los Angeles playwright Jeremy Kehoe, will make its World Premiere at The 20th Annual New York Fringe Festival on August 13th. Kehoe's previous work includes the critically acclaimed productions of Killing Russell Crow at Group Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles and AMMO at the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival. In New York, Jeremy's work has been produced by Emerging Artists Theatre, Roots & Wings Theatrical, and UP Theatre Company. The production is directed by Christian Amato, who has served as a producer on such notable productions as Rocky and The Color Purple. As director, Christian staged the World Premiere productions of Bitch and Barbicide at the Historic Players Theatre. (more...)

Review Roundup - Will GHOSTBUSTERS Save the World? Critics Weigh In on Reboot!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Director Paul Feig's GHOSTBUSTERS highly anticipated reboot of GHOSTBUSTERS is set to hit theaters on Friday, July 15th from Columbia Pictures.  (more...)

Thornton Wilder's Adaptation of A DOLL'S HOUSE Hits the Shelves
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Thornton Wilder's adaptation of Ibsen's classic A Doll's House. (more...)

THE PAST IS A TATTOOED SAILOR to Premiere at the Old Red Lion This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

In the world premiere of Simon Blow's fiercely witty and bittersweet debut drama The Past Is a Tattooed Sailor, class struggles, thwarted love, and family destruction collide. Simon is the grandson of aristocratic architect Detmar Blow and scion of a family never far from the newspaper columns, and The Past Is a Tattooed Sailor is unique excursion into a lost world of sparkling aphorism and gloriously eccentric characters. (more...)

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