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CBS's THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT to Air Two Live Shows During Election Week
by TV News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT will broadcast two live shows during the week of the presidential election, Monday, Nov. 7 and Wednesday, Nov. 9 (more...)

BWW Review: AMADEUS, National Theatre, 26 October 2016
by Marianka Swain - Oct 27, 2016

Jealousy stalks this seminal work by the late Peter Schaffer, making a triumphant return to the theatre where it debuted in 1979. Court composer Salieri is cursed with just enough musical appreciation to realise how mediocre his efforts are in comparison with Mozart - whose instinctive genius is yoked to an obscene child persona - a realisation that shakes his fundamental faith. If music is God's art, why isn't his virtue rewarded with a divine voice? Why does the Almighty choose instead, as his conduit, someone who Salieri deems so unworthy? (more...)

BWW Review: 10,000 THINGS Doesn't Add Up to Much at Wilbury Group
by Robert Barossi - Oct 24, 2016

There is certainly something worthwhile about theater that pushes boundaries, tries new things, experiments and offers unique way to tell a story. The art form, in general, benefit from that kind of work. It benefits from work that expands the minds of an audience and tells them a story in a way that challenges them. On the other hand, Wilbury Group's second show of the year, 10,000 Things by Erik Ehn, proves how this kind of theater can instead leave an audience bored, confused or both.  (more...)

Popular 90s Novelty Toy Is Back With a Mobile App
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

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THE PICKLE RECIPE Arrives In Theaters 10/21; Watch New Trailer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 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...)

Comedy Central Orders Second Round of JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLE
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Comedy Central is gearing up for another epic battle. The #1 brand in comedy is again joining forces with the Roastmaster General Jeff Ross for another round of "Roast Battle," it was announced today (more...)

Scoop: LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT 11/3 - 11/11 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Nov 3, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT 11/3 - 11/11, airing on CBS (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Delights Hershey Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 25, 2016

It's big, loud, funny, and vulgar. It must be by the creators of SOUTH PARK, taking on the Mormon Church. (more...)

UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance, La Jolla Playhouse Lay Off Entire Joint Theatre Staff
by Jessica Khan - Nov 23, 2016

Holiday layoffs are causing a stir at two San Diego institutions. (more...)

BWW Review: PRESENT LAUGHTER a Clever Comedic Confection
by Frank Benge - Nov 21, 2016

PRESENT LAUGHTER is a 1939 comedy by Noel Coward. The play's title comes from a song in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, 'present mirth hath present laughter', that urges the sense of carpe diem. Coward repeats one of his signature theatrical devices at the end of the play, where the main characters tiptoe out as the curtain falls - a device that he also used in Private Lives, Hay Fever and Blithe Spirit. The plot follows the life of self-obsessed actor Garry Essendine (Marc Pouhe) as he prepares for a theatrical tour in Africa. Amid a series of events that border on farce, Garry has to deal with women who want to be with him, placate both his secretary and his estranged wife, cope with a more than slightly crazed young playwright, and overcome an impending mid-life crisis. The story has been described by Coward as 'a series of semi-autobiographical pyrotechnics'. (more...)

Lisa Lampanelli to Bring Stand-Up Show to the Warner Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Comedy's very own Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli, is bringing her all-new live stand-up comedy show to the Warner Theatre's Main Stage on Saturday, March 25 at 8:00 pm. Tickets will go on sale to Warner Theatre Members on Thursday, November 17 at 10:00 am and to the General Public on Friday, November 18 at 10:00 am. (more...)

Lisa Lampanelli Set for the Paramount Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Comedy's very own Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli, is bringing her all-new live stand-up comedy show to the Paramount Theatre in Denver on Saturday, February 25 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH WAYNE BRADY at Tilles Center At LIU Post 'The Improv can Improve'
by Nicholas Pontolillo - Nov 14, 2016

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BWW Review: THE BEGGAR'S OPERA, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 9 November 2016
by Gary Naylor - Nov 11, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a young cast attack a classic play to update for today's world, a venture that succeeds partially, and is never less than interesting. (more...)

Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday at THE BARD'S BIRTHDAY BASH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Join Experience Theatre Project and William Shakespeare himself for a spectacular Steampunk-themed, all ages, and FREE to the public celebration of Shakespeare's 453rd birthday! (more...)

Bestselling Author Tawni O'Dell Releases New Podcast REWRITES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

A laugh out loud, heartrending tale about a young visionary who's on a daunting mission to get people to read more by using a medium he believes is contributing to the end of civilization --- reality TV --- is the hilarious subject of the new dramatic podcast Rewrites penned by New York Times bestselling author and Oprah Book Club Pick novelist Tawni O'Dell. (more...)

ACTION HERO Takes Over Arts House as Company in Residence
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

At the end of May and start of June, and as Arts House Company in Residence, the United Kingdom's live-art performance duo Action Hero will present three punchy, unsettling and utterly original works never seen before in Australia: Hoke's Bluff, Slap Talk and Wrecking Ball. (more...)

Lisa Lampanelli Brings All-New Comedy Show to Warner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Comedy's very own Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli, is bringing her all-new live stand-up comedy show to the Warner Theatre's Main Stage on Saturday, March 25 at 8:00 pm.  (more...)

Philip Glass's THE PERFECT AMERICAN Opera Tells the Story of Walt Disney's Final Days
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Long Beach Opera presents the American Premiere of THE PERFECT AMERICAN, March 12 and 18, 2-18, with music by Philip Glass and libretto by Rudy Wurlitzer. (more...)

BWW Album Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Remy Holzer - Jan 5, 2017

Skeptics of musical theater like to ask, 'But how do they know the song?' when characters join in during a musical number. One of the virtues of HAIRSPRAY is that the audience itself actually does this: the songs are so catchy that we start singing along. This is appropriate, given the show's message of inclusivity and empowerment of the ordinary. Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics) and Scott Wittman (lyrics) are responsible for the irresistible score of this show, set in Baltimore in the 1960s, that follows plucky, overweight teenager Tracy Turnblad's quest to integrate the 'Corny Collins Show,' an AMERICAN BANDSTAND-style teen dance party that she adores. Along the way, she falls in love with one of its stars, locks horns with another, makes new friends who are black and have a different perspective and a different way of dancing, and finds a place for herself on the show and in life. And her mother Edna and best friend Penny also benefit from Tracy's widening world. (more...)

BWW Interview: The InvAsian of Kevin Yee & How He Got Here
by Gil Kaan - Jan 30, 2017

Boy Band-er, Broadway hoofer, now out comedian; Kevin Yee has already experienced a number of lifetimes in this performing career. Kevin's currently involved in capturing his stand-up routine for inclusion in the six-episode series, most cleverly titled Comedy InvAsian. (more...)

The Lake Effect Fringe Festival Kicks Off 5th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

The Lake Effect Fringe Festival kicks off its 5th season of bringing new theatre to West Michigan all through the month of February on Wednesday, February 1 and 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm with a performance by Shadblow Theatre, reprising their production of Anatomy of Gray, by Jim Leonard. A coming of age story that is relatable to all. Its themes of community, family, questioning faith, fear of the unknown, acceptance, and love speak to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The play's ensemble driven story-telling, sometimes delightful and sometimes devastating emotional depth, as well as its often presentational style allows this play to truly connect to its audiences. The story follows fifteen-year-old June Muldoon, her mother, the colorful townsfolk of Gray, Indiana, and the mysterious doctor who crash lands in the center of the "most boring town in the world." Seeking to raise questions about what it means to be a part of this incredibly diverse world, the heart of this play touches on themes relevant to all. Fast-paced clever staging, beautiful lyrical narration, and a small but talented nine person ensemble, this play offers a compelling story in an immersive setting that is sure to offer a lot of laughs and a few tears.  (more...)

Scoop: THE GREAT INDOORS on CBS - Thursday, February 9, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE GREAT INDOORS, airing on CBS on Thursday, February 9, 2017! (more...)

Celebrity Judges & Matchups Revealed for Comedy Central's JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLE II: WAR OF THE WORDS
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Whitney Cummings, Ken Jeong, Anthony Jeselnik, John Mayer, T.J. Miller, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Jason Sudeikis and Snoop Dogg will serve as celebrity judges deciding the round–by-round fate of 16 comedian combatants during the four nights of JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLE II: WAR OF THE WORDS. (more...)

Peggy Borst Pens 'Now, Here's the Rest of the Story: Revealing the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

'Now, Here's the Rest of the Story: Revealing the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God': a guide to understanding the wisdom and Parables of Jesus. 'Now, Here's the Rest of the Story: Revealing the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God' is the creation of published author, Peggy Borst, a retired LPN with a Bachelor's Degree from Anna Vaughn School of Nursing at Oral Roberts University and a former Sunday School teacher who maintains a prayer/healing ministry at church in Central Florida. (more...)

BWW Review: WE'RE NO ANGELS Is Devilishly Delightful Comedy of Good and Bad Manners
by Herbert Paine - Jan 16, 2017

We're just a fortnight beyond the Twelve Days of Christmas, but it's never too late for an Epiphany, is it? In that spirit, Don Bluth Front Row Theatre has extended the holiday season with the worthy gift of WE'RE NO ANGELS, a light-hearted homage to the blessing of random ~ and fortuitous ~ acts of kindness. (more...)

Rooster Bradford Releases ISLAM: THE DEATH STAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

'Islam: The Death Star': a telling look at the religion of Islam and the history surrounding it from inception to now. 'Islam: The Death Star' is the creation of published author, Rooster Bradford, who has lived a life full of adventure and interest. (more...)

VIDEO: Barbra Streisand Praises Meryl Streep's Speech: 'I Was Very Proud of Her'
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

On last night's HARDBALL on MSNBC, legendary singer and actress Barbra Streisand called in to join host Chris Matthews to discuss Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech that criticized President-elect Donald Trump.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Author and Actor Ron Fassler
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 20, 2017

Imagine taking the proceeds from your paper route, training into NYC by yourself, and, for only $2, seeing the original 1776, COMPANY, FOLLIES, PIPPIN, and 196 other shows. And, at your tender age, writing a detailed review of what you just saw. Well, that's exactly what our guest Ron Fassler has done. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Presents William Shakespeare's Political and Psychological Thriller CORIOLANUS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Lantern Theater Company continues its 2016/17 season with its annual Shakespeare production, the rarely performed Coriolanus. Lantern Artistic Director Charles McMahon will direct a cast that includes internationally acclaimed actress, director, and author Tina Packer as Volumnia, Robert Lyons as Coriolanus, with Chris Anthony, David Bardeen, Mary Lee Bednarek, Kirk Wendell Brown, Charlie DelMarcelle, Leonard C. Haas, Adam Hammet, Brian McCann, Hannah Van Sciver, and Brock D. Vickers. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend opening night on Wednesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. A full schedule is included in the fact sheet below. (more...)

FX's Emmy Winner ARCHER Season 7, Arrives on DVD 3/28
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

FX's Emmy-Award winner ARCHER Season 7, Arrives on DVD March 28 with exclusive extras and special packaging with reveal of Krieger's Robot Face. (more...)

Comedy Central Unveils Winter 2017 Programming Schedule
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The #1 brand in comedy's winter schedule is filled with a farewell season, fan favorites returning with new episodes and lots of new series and specials from the hottest names in comedy. (more...)

BWW Review: GOING TO SEE THE KID in World Premiere at MRT
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 6, 2016

Merrimack Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of Steven Drukman's GOING TO SEE THE KID, an homage to an icon of "Red Sox Nation." Two Boston Globe reporters journey to Florida to interview an aging and ailing Ted Williams, but learn more about working as a team from each other. It's a feel good, family friendly story that taps into the holiday spirit. (more...)

Shel Eugene Cox Releases NOT PRESENT OR FUTURE...
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

'Not Present or Future...:' a powerful and intriguing look at being presented with a desired opportunity, only to realized everything is already right where it needs to be. 'Not Present or Future...' is the creation of published author, Shel Eugene Cox, a passionate and educated American serving in the world's finest Navy. (more...)

Mortgage Inspection Service Warns Homeowners About to Refinance About Lenders Claiming 'No Hidden Fees' Because Typically the Biggest Mortgage Fees Are Hidden
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

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Scoop: LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT 12/22 - 1/6 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Dec 22, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT 12/22 - 1/6, airing on CBS (more...)

Sandra Bernhard, Mo Rocca, Molly Ringwald and More Coming Up This Winter at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has just announced nightly performances from December 21 - January 3. (more...)

'Loveable Queen of Mean' Lisa Lampanelli to Make Treasure Island Debut This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Insult comic Lisa Lampanelli will perform at the Treasure Island Theater Friday, February 10 at 9 p.m. (more...)

Scoop: LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT 12/16 - 12/23 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Dec 16, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT 12/16 - 12/23, airing on CBS (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL and More this Month at Athens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

It wouldn't be the holidays without Christmas Ghosts rattling chains. (more...)

Scoop: THE FOSTERS on FREEFORM - Tuesday, January 31, 2017
by - Dec 13, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE FOSTERS, airing on FREEFORM on Tuesday, January 31, 2017! (more...)

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with THREE'S A CROWD's Fatima Dike
by David Fick - Apr 7, 2017

Theatre legend Fatima Dike styles herself as a playwright, director, teacher and mentor. Her latest directorial work, the staging of Pfarelo Nekamonde's THREE'S A CROWD at the Guga S'Thebe Arts & Culture Centre, is currently on the boards. Dike found time during rehearsals to answer some questions about the production and the vibrant cultural scene in Langa. (more...)

Legendary Comedian Don Rickles Dies at Age 90; Rip Taylor & More React
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Legendary comedian Don Rickles, best known for his abrasive, Insulting brand of humor, has passed away at the age of 90. (more...)

BWW Review: Powerful and Unexpectedly Timely INHERIT THE WIND
by Andria Tieman - Apr 4, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company Artistic Director Amiee Turner introduced Friday night's production of INHERIT THE WIND by saying that she was somewhat surprised and saddened that a play about what's appropriate to teach in public schools, written in 1955 but based on events of the 1920's, is still so timely today.  Indeed, this script may be a Baby Boomer, but this production isn't showing its age at all, and is scarily relevant.  One of the biggest tells of an older play is often the length, and this script may have been edited down a bit, but the pacing is absolutely perfect.  Director Fred Sullivan Jr. fills the moments of brief set changes with appropriate moments of song, which may seem like an odd choice for a play of this nature, but it works perfectly.  Some of the songs are in the original script, but a few seem to have been added for this show. The songs also give the actors a chance to trot out their vocal chops including men singing in four part harmony, and violin and ukulele performances. (more...)

BWW Review: Single Carrot's Magical Mystery Tour: A SHORT REUNION
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Apr 23, 2017

The Therapist, embodied by Paul Diem, launched into a spirited evocation of the art of theater, which morphed into a vision of all life as a work of art. In that spirit, flags and funny hats were passed out to the congregation, as the Therapist stripped down to Superman skivvies and led the whole assemblage out onto Howard Street in a bacchanal, with a motorist honking in rhythm with the syncopation of Faith, and thence back to the theater. (more...)

BOARDWALK EMPIRE, MOONLIGHT Among New Titles Comin to Amazon This May
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Amazon has shared a list of new titles coming to Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Video and Amazon Channels in May. (more...)

BWW Review: SCT's NADESHIKO - Two Stories with Not Much to Say
by Jay Irwin - Apr 16, 2017

In Keiko Green's 'Nadeshiko', currently getting its world premiere from Sound Theatre Company, there are two stories happening on the stage. Only one of the stories is very well fleshed out and only one is very interesting and unfortunately they're not the same story. With stiff and stilted dialogue, pacing, and acting, the play amounts to a look into an interesting part of history most are unfamiliar with but doesn't explore that history in an interesting way. (more...)

BWW Review: An Esteemed SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at Austin Playhouse
by Joni Lorraine - Apr 13, 2017

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY is well executed, entertaining, and quite worthy of attention. (more...)

Come One, Come All to the Bard's Birthday Bash!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Join Experience Theatre Project and William Shakespeare himself for a spectacular Steampunk-themed, all ages, and FREE to the public celebration of Shakespeare's 453rd birthday! (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell, Bruce Vilanch, Randy Rainbow and More to Roast Michael Musto for Charity
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Lug Nut Entertainment (Daniel DeMello and Nathaniel Nowak) in association with the world popular dating app SCRUFF, has announced that it will present FORK ON THE LEFT, KNIFE IN THE BACK: BROADWAY ROASTS MICHAEL MUSTO, a one night only charitable event. (more...)

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