BWW Review: Seattle Shakes' Gimmicky ROMEO AND JULIET Lacks Passion
by Jay Irwin - May 9, 2016

A few months back another group in Seattle put up an immersive production of "Romeo and Juliet" that blew me away and finally gave me the chance to see a completely solid production that I liked. But even while watching that I knew that Seattle Shakespeare Company would be closing out their season with their own intimate production of the show and I worried that the chances of getting another great production might be tempting fate or the theater Gods or the odds or whatever. Well unfortunately my fears were well founded as this new staging, while having a few stand out supporting performances, ultimately falls flat with a severe lack of passion or love (crucial for a love story) and an overarching theme that at best feels confusing and tacked on and at worst, pretentious. (more...)

BWW Review: ART and RED in WESTPORT
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 9, 2016

Trivia: Alfred Molina played in both shows on Broadway. (more...)

BWW Interview: Juan Carlos, Tatiana, & Sandra Cantu of IN THE HEIGHTS at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by Cary Ginell - May 6, 2016

In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical about community and family in a Dominican-American neighborhood in New York City, has a multi-layered meaning for its talented cast. The production, which is currently being presented at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, features veteran television actor Juan Carlos Cantu, returning to the stage after more than 30 years, to act besides his two daughters, Tatiana and Sandra. All three play major roles in the show, bringing the three together on stage for the first time. (Our review is in this week's Moorpark Acorn. http://www.mpacorn.com/news/2016-05-06/On_The_Town/Cast_takes_musical_to_the_highest_level.html) We visited with the girls and their proud father before a Sunday matinee performance. (more...)

BWW Review: BAD JEWS - Return Season Hits the Mark!
by Leanne Marsland - May 2, 2016

Returning to the Alex Theatre in true form, Joshua Harmon's comedy Bad Jews hits the mark yet again! His exuberant, whirlwind depiction of a grieving family will make you re-evaluate the turn of phrase, 'blood is thicker than water'. (more...)

Paramount Theatre to Host An Afternoon with Priscilla Presley, 8/21
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

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Hilariously Hateful Comic Bianca Del Rio to Stop at Boulder Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

She's back! The hilariously hateful comic known as Bianca Del Rio (aka Roy Haylock) is launching the North American leg of her latest global standup tour. (more...)

Theatre 68 Finds Permanent Home at Antaeus/Deaf West Space
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

?Artistic Director, Ronnie Marmo is proud to announce that Theatre 68 finds a new permanent home by taking over Antaeus/Deaf West space. Theatre 68 officially moves in on August 1st, 2016 and will do a major renovation including building a second theatre. For the second space, they will either seek out a theatre company to inhabit or just make it available for rentals. The building is located at 5112 Lankershim Blvd in North Hollywood, CA, and will be their new permanent West Coast home. (more...)

Bianca Del Rio to Bring NOT NOW SATAN to Playhouse Square, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

She's back! The hilariously hateful comic known as Bianca Del Rio (aka Roy Haylock) is launching the North American leg of her latest global standup tour, "Not Today Satan." Bianca brings her tour to Playhouse Square October 14 for one 8 pm show in the Ohio Theatre. (Her last Playhouse Square appearance was for her "Rolodex of Hate Tour.") (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - REAL HOUSEWIVES' Bettheny Frankel Tears Into Sonja Morgan
by - May 12, 2016

On the next episode of REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK on Bravo, Bettheny Frankel tears into Sonja Morgan for riding the coattails of her successful 'Skinny Girl' line of alcohol. (more...)

BWW Review: Compelling, Eloquent TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Shines at Trinity Rep
by Veronica Bruscini - Mar 9, 2016

Trinity's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is unquestionably a must-see performance this spring and, a scarce three months into the new year, can easily be considered in the running for best production of 2016. (more...)

Scoop: YOUNG & HUNGRY on FREEFORM - Wednesday, March 23, 2016
by - Mar 4, 2016

Get all the scoop on YOUNG & HUNGRY, airing on FREEFORM on Wednesday, March 23, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: YOUNG & HUNGRY on FREEFORM - Wednesday, March 23, 2016
by TV Scoop - Mar 3, 2016

Get all the scoop on YOUNG & HUNGRY, airing on FREEFORM on Wednesday, March 23, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: The World of BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Only Makes Sense If You Force It
by Natalie de la Garza - Mar 25, 2016

Insult to injury though (and maybe it's just me), but as the lights came up I couldn't help but wonder, are we six weeks away from seeing a better version of this film? I'm more excited than ever to see WONDER WOMAN and CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, but that's probably not what Snyder and co. want to hear. (more...)

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company to Present BAD JEWS, 4/30-5/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce the opening of Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews, directed by Hayley Finn. This production runs from April 30th - May 22nd, 2016 at the Highland Park Community Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116.  Individual tickets go on sale March 25th and range in price from $20 - $32. Student and group discounts are available. To order, call (651) 647-4315 or visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org. Press passes are available for performances on Saturday, April 30th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 1st at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: Frank Rich Responds To Hillary Clinton's Praise of Reagans Re: HIV/AIDS; Clinton Later Retracts
by Michael Dale - Mar 11, 2016

The former New York Times critic has harsh words for the presidential candidate's 'revisionist version.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog Serenades Lin-Manuel Miranda at #Ham4Ham!
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2016

It was another exciting Wednesday today at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. At this afternoon's #Ham4Ham, Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog stopped by to give Lin-Manuel Miranda a piece of his mind. Check out the hilarious appearance below! (more...)

BWW Recap: THRONES Brings Death and Destruction in 'The Battle of the Bastards'
by Jessica Naftaly - Jun 20, 2016

We're just one episode away from the final episode of Season 6 of Game of Thrones and the penultimate episode entitled “The Battle of the Bastards” premiered last night. Despite what the promos had us believe, we got not one, but two battles this episode, and it was certainly an episode jam packed with death, gore, and violence. All three things we're quite used to on Thrones! Episode 9 of this show has become known amongst its viewers and creators as the big one. It's usually the episode where everything comes to fruition, the climax of the series that has everyone cheering and applauding the show immediately after for its genius and shock. Last year we had “Hardhome,” which was a direct departure from the books and gave us death and destruction, only to have the Night King lift his arms and raised the dead. However, this episode, despite being totally epic in scale and stunning visually, lacked a certain complexity, integrity, and dimensionality that made episodes like “Blackwater” back in Season 2 so rich and exciting. “The Battle of the Bastards” was entertaining and a feat of direction, cinematography, and scale, for sure, but its predictability, cluttered circumstance, and ever so confusing character choices and motivations made the episode suffer as a whole.  (more...)

BWW Review: Fabulous Voices Can't Save Dull, Unoriginal IF/THEN at PPAC
by Robert Barossi - Jun 16, 2016

It's always a challenge to find a fresh, new, innovate way to tell a story. It seems at times like every story out there has already been told so the only option is to tell it again, but tell it differently. Use a storytelling technique that excites and engages the audience, and maybe it won't even matter what the story is. That idea, while it might sound good, just doesn't work in reality, as demonstrated by the current touring production of If/Then, now playing at Providence Performing Arts Center. The interesting way of telling the story just can't mask the fact that the story being told is incredibly ordinary, unoriginal and dull. (more...)

Comedy Central to Premiere 4-Part Series JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLE, 7/28
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Inspired by the gritty, competitive proving grounds of the comedy-club circuit, JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLE, is a bracket-style Insult-comedy Thunderdome event featuring the world's most venomous comedians in one-on-one standoffs (more...)

Whitney Cummings, Iliza Shlesinger, Loni Love & More Returning to LIPSHTICK This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

'LIPSHTICK - The Perfect Shade of Stand Up' continues to heat up the Las Vegas entertainment scene with the hottest names in comedy. The series will continue to bring fresh talent and returning favorites to the stage at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. Tickets are on sale for all performances through August 2016. (more...)

BWW Blog: Playwright Alric Davis on Creating the Characters for His Original Play DIFFERENT, DAMAGED, DAMNED
by Guest Blogger: Alric Davis - Jul 6, 2016

DIFFERENT, DAMAGED, DAMNED appears at the 2016 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C. starting Thursday, July 7 at 7:15 pm; Sunday, July 10 at 2 p.m.; Saturday, July 16 at 2:15 pm; Tuesday, July 19 at 5:15 p.m.; and Saturday, July 23 at 2:15 p.m. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/28/2016 - 7/5/2016
by - Jul 5, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 6/28/2016 - 7/5/2016. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, Capitol Steps & More at bergenPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC... (more...)

BWW Review: Vive Les Arts Theatre Pursues the Magic of MARY POPPINS in Killeen, TX
by Amy Bradley - Jul 28, 2016

The community driven, Vive Les Arts Theatre located in Killeen Texas, brings to life MARY POPPINS, in Vive Les Arts self-proclaimed "huge summer musical". We all know the traditional Mary Poppins story of family, discipline, and chimney sweeps, yet, however familiar this tale is, it's always refreshening to revisit the Banks on Cherry Tree Lane. Beginning with Bert (played by John Asbach), everyone's favorite chimney sweep, setting the scene for Jane (played by Joy Adams) and Michael (played by Jonathan Dominguez), as they adventure with Mary Poppins (played by Heidi Lewis) through the streets of turn of the century England. As two very misbehaved children, their distracted mother Winifred Banks (played by Carlie Jo Hill) can't seem to keep a nanny for longer than a few weeks. Adding Insult to injury, George Banks (played by Jeremy Stallings) is a classic distracted father aloof and unconcerned with his family. George places value on his money more than anything, showing the audience that adults have lessons to learn as well. As the winds change, Marry Poppins storms in without notice, and begins teaching the children that, "anything is possible if you let it". The journey continues with moving statues and larger than life set pieces that add a new and different spin to this timeless classic directed by Hayley Dugger. Presented in front of a buzzing community audience, the cast of MARY POPPINS entertained the locals with their adaptation of this joyful musical. (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg, Seth Rogen & More Join ROAST BATTLE's Judges Panel
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The biggest names in comedy will round out the all-star lineup of judges for JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLE with Judd Apatow, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart and Seth Rogen joining previously announced judges Anthony Jeselnik, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman and David Spade. (more...)

Hulu to Present TRIUMPH'S SUMMER ELECTION SPECIAL 2016, 8/11
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Hulu will debut a new, follow-up one-hour special hosted by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog titled TRIUMPH'S SUMMER ELECTION SPECIAL 2016. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWTVWorld.com for 7/10/2016 - 7/17/2016
by BWW - Jul 17, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWTVWorld.com from 7/10/2016 - 7/17/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Union Avenue Opera turns THE MIKADO 'Topsey Turvey'
by Steve Callahan - Jul 13, 2016

A simply splendid production of 'The Mikado' has opened at the Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis. (more...)

Comedy Central Announces Judges & Competitors for JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLE
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Comedy Central and Jeff Ross announced today that comedic heavyweights Anthony Jeselnik, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman and David Spade will serve as celebrity judges deciding the fate of 16 Insult-comedy combatants during the four nights of JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLE. (more...)

BWW Review: Comparing Small Things To Great: NOT MEDEA at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 12, 2016

The great legends and myths have their roots in common human experience. Yet it is not always obvious which experience gives rise to them. Take the myth of Medea, the sorceress who aided the hero Jason and who, when Jason cast her aside to make a politically expedient marriage, murdered their two sons. Only part of the story is commonplace: the part about Medea being cast aside. We all know (if we are not ourselves) women (and men) whose spouses have deserted them and left them heartbroken. Few of us, however, know parents, and especially mothers, who have murdered their children for that reason. Nor is it fair to trace the roots of the myth to occasional feelings of 'wanting to kill' Junior; those feelings are seldom serious to begin with, and almost always transient. (more...)

BWW Blog: GREY GARDENS - THE MUSICAL is a Final Insult to the Edies
by Stacy Davies - Jul 11, 2016

There is almost nothing here that praises the odd legacy of Big and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, and far too much that trashes it. (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT on CBS - Week of February 29, 2016
by TV Scoop - Feb 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, airing on CBS for the week of February 29, 2016! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWFitnessWorld.com for 2/21/2016 - 2/28/2016
by BWW - Feb 28, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWFitnessWorld.com from 2/21/2016 - 2/28/2016. (more...)

Mom Loses 80 Pounds After One Insult
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

BOISE, ID - Words hurt, but they also have the power to drive change. No one knows that better than 46-year-old Peggy Pullen. After all, a negative comment from a child at a pool on a warm summer day in 2014 is what sparked her desire to transform. (more...)

BWW Review: Great Music Not Enough to Save BEAUTIFUL WRECKAGE at Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre
by David Fick - Feb 22, 2016

Drugs are bad, yo. And sex? It'll ruin your life. These are just two of the life lessons to be learned in the gauchely naive BEAUTIFUL WRECKAGE, a new pop-rock musical written and performed by Grant Jacobs and Liam McDermott (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWComedyWorld.com for 2/14/2016 - 2/21/2016
by BWW - Feb 21, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWComedyWorld.com from 2/14/2016 - 2/21/2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Talks Presidential Election on LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog stopped by last night's LATE SHOW to talk about his new show on Hulu that is all about the 2016 election. (more...)

Theater-by-the-Grove at Indiana University of Pennsylvania to Present THE HAIRY APE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

The Department of Theater & Dance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present The Hairy Ape, written by Eugene O'Neill.  The production will run February 18-20 and 24-27 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m. Performances will be presented by Theater-by-the-Grove in the Waller Hall Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: MOTHERS AND SONS - and Son and Lover - Clash at Theatre Memphis' Next Stage
by Joseph Baker - Feb 15, 2016

In Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS, now playing at Theatre Memphis' Next Stage, there's something out of place in Jack Yates' smart New York apartment set -- and it has nothing to do with furniture. Rather, it's the presence of Karen Mason Riss's 'Katharine,' who, unannounced, has flown from her home in Dallas to visit 'Cal,' the one-time lover of her long-deceased son 'Andre.' Her anomalous presence is not unlike situating Archie Bunker's armchair in the foyer of the Biltmore. She has arrived with baggage: Not what she uses for travel -- but what she has carried within herself for the last twenty years; and of all times, it's the Christmas season -- and, clutching her fur coat as if it were some time of impenetrable armor, she comes across like some unwelcome Ghost of Christmas Past. (more...)

Barbican Announces Full Line-up for SHAKESPEARE WEEKENDER: PLAY ON
by marianka swain - Feb 12, 2016

Next month, the Barbican devotes a whole weekend to 400th anniversary celebrations of the Bard. The centre's spaces will be filled with interactive workshops, talks, installations and performances, drawn from the worlds of theatre, dances, art and music across the UK. Artists will be giving their modern responses to Shakespeare's work, offering audiences a range of surprising and offbeat events. (more...)

Bergen Performing Arts Center Presents A DON RICKLES AND REGIS PHILBIN LAUGHFEST: STORIES, FILM CLIPS, AND FUN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents A Don Rickles and Regis Philbin Laughfest: Stories, Film Clips and Fun-Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

Casting Announced For The London Premiere of Tennessee Williams' CONFESSIONAL
by Marianka Swain - Aug 23, 2016

Share a drink with a group of shameless lowlifes and watch their lives implode... Tramp's innovative, semi-immersive production reimagines Tennessee Williams' little known play, CONFESSIONAL, in "Monk's Bar", a run-down British seaside bar on the Essex coast, frequented by life's flotsam and jetsam. The audience are seated in the pub with the locals while the action kicks off around them. Join the bar's regulars over the course of one furious and fun evening, as a pair of strangers enters their world - and all hell breaks loose.  (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Madcap Comedy Of Britain's Favourite Worst Hotel Comes To Life In The World Premiere Of FAWLTY TOWERS LIVE.
by Jade Kops - Aug 21, 2016

The much loved British Television Series is given a new life in John Cleese's stage adaptation of FAWLTY TOWERS LIVE (more...)

BWW Review: Lamplighters' NEW MIKADO is Excellence Itself
by Harmony Wheeler - Aug 16, 2016

There has been plenty of talk about the "lack of sensitivity" in Gilbert and Sullivan's British farce, "The Mikado," set in a Japan most often comprised of a white ensemble. But - as ready as this critic may be to defend the "great and virtuous man" - this review must sing the praises of a "new," albeit familiar Mikado, or rather, Ducato. Lamplighters Music Theatre has reset the operetta to Tiramisu, Milan, and what an excellent production it is. The music and story are as enjoyable as ever, but half the fun comes from discovery of reinvented names and slight references to the original.  Not to mention Ellen Brook's fresh direction of a show that Lamplights has produced - with equal excellence - multiple times.  (more...)

New Political Thriller BILLIONAIRES AND BAGMEN is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ The debut novel fromattorney Ray Bourhis,Billionaires and Bagmen: What Happens When A Small Town Takes Them On, offers a surprising solution tothe question many people are asking since the Conventions: How can we take our lives back from an over-reaching government, Wall Street power brokers, lobbyist-written laws, the billionaires who buy them off and candidates we don't like? (more...)

THE PICKLE RECIPE Arrives In Theaters 10/21; Watch New Trailer
by Movies News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

THE PICKLE RECIPE, directed by Michael Manasseri and starring Jon Dore, Lynn Cohen, David Paymer, and Eric Edelstein, arrives in theaters on October 21st. (more...)

Sarantos Releases New Song 'Dreamer'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Is there anything wrong with being a dreamer? Sarantos is mostly a positive person. That does not mean that the normal wear and tear of life's work doesn't have a toll sometimes. (more...)

Apollo Theater to Present JAZZ AND SPIRIT, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The Apollo Theater will present Jazz and Spirit, an evening featuring new jazz works that explore the connections between jazz, spirituality, national politics, and activism on Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Artscape Theatre to Stage John Kani's MISSING... in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Artscape, in collaboration with the Baxter Theatre Centre and JK Productions, is gearing up to present the much anticipated John Kani's MISSING... to be held from 9 to 14 May 2016 at the Artscape Theatre. (more...)

60 MINUTES to Examine Insurance Companies Not Paying Benefits, 4/17
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Thirty-five companies still haven't settled and remain under investigation. Stahl's report will be broadcast on 60 MINUTES, Sunday, April 17 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

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