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BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BOOK OF MORMON's Jake Emmerling
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 9, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON's third tour of Minneapolis is a charm for theatre goers who love a good laugh. Ensemble member Jake Emmerling has been with the tour since the beginning and shares a little of his story with BWW readers in this 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

BWW Recap: I'll Never Let Go, Jack on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
by Jennifer McHugh - May 9, 2016

We are down to the last few episodes of Season Two (Part A?) of FEAR. With the capture of Travis and Alicia last week, we have learned that even on the water, Travis, Madison and crew are being hunted and the Abigail is definitely a target. (more...)

Tony Kushner Calls Toronto UJA's Disassociation With His Appearance 'McCarthyism'
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2016

Though he opposes the policy, Kushner serves on the board of an organization that supports sanctions against Israel. (more...)

DLC's Professional Training Program TYA to Present PARADE
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Drama Learning Center's professional training company for emerging young artists will present period musical drama PARADE next month. (more...)

BWW Review: Director Michael Rothhaar Transforms THE FOREIGNER Into The Laughfest It Was Meant To Be
by Shari Barrett - May 8, 2016

When I heard the Morgan-Wixson Theatre was presenting THE FOREIGNER by Larry Shue, I was hesitant to review the show, wondering why anyone would want to produce a show I had found offensive and not at all funny the first time I saw it elsewhere. But I am happy to report director Michael Rothhaar has mined every moment of humor in Shue's play, keeping me and the audience in stitches throughout thanks to his obvious knowledge on how to present it, as well as his excellent casting of all roles. (more...)

AMY SNOWDEN'S CASTING CONFESSIONS FROM LA TO LA to Premiere at Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Stand-up comedienne, Amy Snowden's one-woman performance Casting Confessions From La to LA. is written and performed by Amy Snowden and directed by Joe Salazar. The show will premiere as part of The Hollywood Fringe Festival 2016. Opening June 3rd, 2016 at The Actors Company (Let Live Theatre). (more...)

WESTENDFEST, Benefitting MAD Trust, Returns This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?The evening of Sunday 15th May sees the 2016 return of WestEndFest to The Actors Church in Covent Garden, for the first time raising funds for The Make A Difference Trust (MAD Trust). (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Saturday, May 7, 2016
by - May 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on Saturday, May 7, 2016! (more...)

BWW Interview: Best Solo Show Nominee MIKE BIRBIGLIA
by Adrienne Onofri - May 4, 2016

Back at the theater where he broke out with 'Sleepwalk With Me', the actor and stand-up says thank God for jokes. (more...)

BWW Recap: Truth and Consequence on THE GOOD WIFE
by Jacqueline Bublitz - May 3, 2016

This doesn't feel like a penultimate episode. Like the penultimate episode. Mind you I'm watching 'Verdict' with a slight fever and a large dose of feeling sorry for myself. And perhaps I'm in denial. Surely this is just any old episode of THE GOOD WIFE. Presenting a ton of moving parts that will take weeks and months to resolve (with some, inexplicably, let go along the way). That's THE GOOD WIFE we know and love, right? (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HEATHERS at Beck Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Beck Center for the Arts presents the regional premiere of Heathers: The Musical May 27 through July 2, 2016 in the intimate Studio Theater. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are now on sale. Please note Sunday 7 p.m. curtain. This production contains strong language and content. (more...)

Rubicon Technology Sends Letter to Stockholders
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

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Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, CHICAGO Revival Knocks 'Em Dead, 1997
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

After watching O.J. Simpson getting found not Guilty, the public seemed more willing to accept the musical's cynical look at life. (more...)

On Site Opera Announces Cast Update for THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

On Site Opera (OSO) announces today that soprano Jeni Houser has been added to the cast of the North American premiere of Marcos Portugal's The Marriage of Figaro (1799). (more...)

BWW Interview: Simon Gleeson Talks LES MISERABLES' Return to the Singapore Stage This June
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - May 23, 2016

Simon Gleeson has always been very vocal about how he grew up to the music and the stirring plot of LES MISERABLES. Now as the lead actor in one of the most acclaimed touring productions of the Alain Boublil and Claude Michel Schonberg legendary musical, his primal recollections of the show still remain deeply rooted in him, just as his portrayal of Valjean is most assuredly deeply emblazoned onto the subconsciousness of audiences who have had the privilege to see him in this musical theater role of a lifetime. (more...)

PARADE Extends at Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

?The long-awaited revival of the hit musical Parade at Manchester's new fringe theatre is now open to rave reviews at Hope Mill Theatre. The producers have also announced that the production is to be extended for an extra week by popular demand and will now run until Saturday 11th June. (more...)

NGAUS: Scheduled 60 Minutes Story May Finally Shine Light on Army's Runaway G-RAP Probe
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

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BWW Review: GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST at Theatreworks
by Christi Esterle - May 2, 2016

I admit it, melodrama is something of a Guilty pleasure of mine. I don't mean 'melodrama' in the way you're thinking, with audiences booing and hissing the mustache-twirling villain as he ties some dewy blonde to the railroad tracks. I mean stories where everything-the characters, the situations, the emotions-are larger than life. It's one of the reasons I enjoy musicals so much; after all, what could be more melodramatic than singing out your feelings at the top of your lungs? (more...)

Law Offices of Arash Hashemi to Release ARRESTED FOR A CRIME. NOW WHAT?
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

LOS ANGELES, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Law Offices of Arash Hashemi, a Los Angeles based criminal defense firm established in 2003, announced this week they will release an informative and catch-all book to provide thegeneralpublic and arrested individuals with useful information, titled: Arrested for a Crime. Now what? (more...)

Scoop: THE GRINDER on FOX - Today, May 3, 2016
by - May 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE GRINDER, airing on FOX on today, May 3, 2016! (more...)

S-Curve Records to Release Leslie Odom Jr.'s Debut Album Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

On the heels of receiving a Tony nomination for best lead actor in a musical for his outstanding role as Aaron Burr in the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr. will soon show fans his vocal prowess in another musical setting, the recording studio, when his superb self-titled debut album of jazz classics, LESLIE ODOM JR., is released June 10 on S-Curve Records. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Teasers and Trailers for CBS' Fall 2016 Pickups - STAR TREK, TRAINING DAY & More!
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2016

In 2016-2017, CBS will expand its comedy lineup, increasing the number of comedies from four to eight, compared to last fall, and programming two two-hour blocks on Mondays and Thursdays. Check out trailers below! (more...)

Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc & More Set for CBS 2016-17 Primetime Lineup!
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

CBS today unveiled its 2016-2017 primetime lineup, featuring three new comedies, five new dramas and 21 returning series. (more...)

HEATHERS to Make Regional Premiere at Beck Center, 5/27-7/2
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Beck Center for the Arts presents the regional premiere of Heathers: The Musical May 27 through July 2, 2016 in the intimate Studio Theater. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are now on sale. Buy early and save with promo code: DAMAGE to receive $5 off each adult/senior ticket purchased by May 26. Please note Sunday 7 p.m. curtain. This production contains strong language and content. (more...)

Broadway's Andrea Martin, Steven Boyer, Krysta Rodriguez & More Heading to NBC's New Season
by Caryn Robbins - May 16, 2016

Along with five sophomore series returning to the schedule, the network will also introduce several new series to the lineup, starring some of Broadway's favorite stars! (more...)

NBC Announces New Line-Up for 2016-17 Primetime Season; Shares Previews
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Riding the momentum of a highly successful 2015-16 season, NBC announced today a new fall lineup for the 2016-17 primetime television season that builds upon a remarkably stable schedule. (more...)

Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill Presents TWELVE ANGRY JURORS This June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill proudly presents TWELVE ANGRY JURORS adapted by Sherman L. Sergel based on the Emmy award-winning television movie Twelve Angry Men, the 1954 teleplay by Reginald Rose for the CBS Studio One anthology television series. Twelve Angry Men was also a major motion picture, nominated for several Academy Awards and subsequently enjoyed great success on Broadway.  (more...)

Scoop: GUILT on FREEFORM - Monday, June 13, 2016
by - May 12, 2016

Get all the scoop on GUILT, airing on FREEFORM on Monday, June 13, 2016! (more...)

On Site Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Run 6/14-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Just four years into its existence, On Site Opera (OSO) has established itself as one of New York City's most imaginative, nimble opera companies by doing more than simply staging musically and dramatically rich works outside of the opera house. (more...)

BWW Blog: Micah Young - Ease On Down Your Road
by Guest Blogger: Micah Young - May 10, 2016

There are a million reasons not to do something.  Going to the audition seems overwhelming: you're tired, there's subway traffic.  It's raining out.  Practicing that song, or writing that scene just seems like too much work.  But beyond the reasons you can find for yourself to not take action, there are a multitude of 'nay-sayers' in life, who casually if not directly, say "don't." (more...)

BWW Exclusive: What Do the Critics Think of Social Media? Matt Windman Finds Out in Excerpt from THE CRITICS SAY...
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

In The Critics Say...: 57 Theater Reviewers in New York and Beyond Discuss Their Craft and Its Future, Matt Windman, theater critic of the newspaper amNewYork, interviews dozens of other theater critics about their backgrounds, how they go about evaluating different kinds of shows, and the enormous challenges that threaten the future of professional theater criticism. (more...)

10 ON TUESDAY With Casey Lyons
by M. William Panek - May 10, 2016

BWW.com Chicago interviews HAZEL's Casey Lyons (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Understudying on Broadway: Part Two – Sandra DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 10, 2016

In this second part of Understudying on Broadway (you can find Part 1 here), I'm discussing the subject with two women who each have tons of experience, Sandra (Sandy) DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks, both currently covering the demanding, central role of 'Alice Murphy' in Bright Star. (I should mention that they both also cover the role of 'Lucy Grant,' and additionally, Sandy covers 'Mama Murphy!') (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW Week of 4/11 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Apr 8, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW Week of 4/11, airing on ABC (more...)

BWW Interview: Rollins Sudent Director Kathleen Capdesuñer Breaks Down DETROIT
by Kimberly Moy - Apr 7, 2016

The Rollins College theater season comes to a close with DETROIT. This play's plot and theme seems all too real for many Americans as it highlights life as an adult and the challenges we face. Playwright Lisa D'Amour came to Rollins College to speak about the play and see the first performances. Show director Kathleen Capdesuñer chatted with BroadwayWorld Orlando about her experience directing and learning from the show's playwright. (more...)

Ann Harada and More Set for Staged Reading of DIARY OF A DOMESTIC GODDESS on 5/6
by Louisa Brady - Apr 30, 2016

Ann Harada, Lewis Cleale, Rebecca Baxter, Wade McCollum and Jeanne Lehman will be featured in an invited staged reading of DIARY OF A DOMESTIC GODDESS by Kevin Duda and Christine Toy Johnson in New York City on May 6, 2016. Alan Muraoka directs. (more...)

Great MARGARITA Recipes for Cinco de Mayo from Sweet Hospitality and Elegant Affairs
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 29, 2016

Try these Margarita recipes for Cinco de Mayo from two of the city's premier catering companies, Elegant Affairs and Sweet Hospitality Group. (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES is a Rollicking Good Time, If You Turn Off Your Brain
by Jay Irwin - Apr 27, 2016

I will admit to the fact that the original 1992 film of "Newsies" is one of my Guilty pleasures. So when I heard they were making a stage version of the musical I was dubious but excited. The original already made you overlook much of the schlock, cheese, historical inaccuracies and plot holes. But the stage version, currently at the Paramount Theatre, with its retooled story forces even more of a willing suspension of disbelief almost to the point of brain death. But if you can manage that level of tucking rational thought into some dark corner then you're bound to have a good time as this spectacle is loaded with tons of vibrancy and a bevy of cute "boys" who sure do sing and dance pretty. (more...)

Hallmark Channel to Celebrate June Weddings with Four New Original Movies
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Hallmark Channel says 'I do' to new original movies every Saturday night this June celebrating wedding bells and romance with its annual June Weddings programming event (more...)

BWW Recap: Now Is The Hour on THE GOOD WIFE
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Apr 25, 2016

I'm conflicted. That was a great episode. Except when it wasn't. I laughed, I cried (the goodbyes!), and red wine didn't help me understand my feelings any better. Was I watching parody? Homage? A wink-nod combination of both? Parties can be hard work, and this house 'Party' was no exception … (more...)

DO YOU HAVE A SECRET CRUSH (SLEEPING WITH STRAIGHT MEN)? to Play the Landor Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Who hasn't had a secret crush at some point in their lives? (more...)

BWW Interview: Heroes, Villains and the Undead: Greer Grimsley Plumbs Seattle Opera's Depths
by Erica Miner - Apr 21, 2016

From king of the gods to wicked nobleman to villainous prison warden, bass-baritone Greer Grimsley has impressed audiences worldwide with his astonishing vocal and dramatic range (more...)

Meet the Sommelier: Aldo Sohm of LE BERNARDIN and ALDO SOHM WINE BAR in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 20, 2016

Meet Aldo Sohm, the Wine Director of Le Bernardin and Aldo Sohm Wine Bar in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. (more...)

Dav Pilkey Gives Away Books at 50 Schools Nationwide For Summer Reading
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

NEW YORK, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ To help get kids reading more books this summer, bestselling children's author Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants and the new Dog Man series)is a real-life reading superhero, giving free books to schools across the country.More than 4,000 educators entered the first-ever Dav Pilkey 'Be a Reading Superhero' Educator Contest, and one school from each U.S. state*wasselected as the winning school. Each of the winning schools will receive a new Scholastic book for every student in the school to take home to kick off summer reading.The contest is in support of the 2016 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge a free reading program that helps kids take a 'summer leap' into books and keep kids reading all summer. Parents and educators can learn more about the challenge and register kids to participate at http://www.scholastic.com/summer. (more...)

NY Primary Aftermath Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

Man Charged by Manhattan District Attorney for Selling Forged HAMILTON Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the indictment of ANTHONY HUGER, 32, for selling and attempting to sell forged tickets to the Broadway musical Hamilton. The defendant is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with ten counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, among other charges. (more...)

BWW Review: DIAL M FOR MURDER at Olney Theatre Center - It's Like 'CSI' In Person
by Charles Shubow - Apr 18, 2016

Olney Theatre Center Associate Artistic Director Jason King Jones directs an enticing psychological thriller. (more...)

Ally Financial Launches New Splurge Alert App in Beta, Inviting Consumers to Come Clean on Overspending Habits with Help of Friends
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

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TV One Unveils 'Audacious' Schedule of Programming at Annual Upfront Presentation
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Showcasing its new look and feel to the advertising sales community, TV One unveiled an audacious schedule of programming during its annual Upfront presentation at the Helen Mills Event Space and Theatre this morning. (more...)

BWW Review: Ohio State's SWEENEY TODD a Demonic Dive into Thrilling Theater
by Amanda Etchison - Apr 11, 2016

A chill in the air in Ohio State's Mershon Auditorium Friday evening was not entirely due to the unseasonable snowflakes that fell from the sky outside. Rather, a hair-raising performance of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" by the Ohio State University Opera and Lyric Theatre greatly contributed to the spooky atmosphere, sending shivers up the spines of those who dared to delve into the world of this dark musical thriller. (more...)

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