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Photo Flash: First Photos of Premiere of Tennessee Williams' CONFESSIONAL at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

First images released of the cast for the London premiere of Tennesee Williams' 'CONFESSIONAL' at Southwark Playhouse, including Rob Ostlere, who was Arthur Digby for three years in 'Holby City'. Tramp's innovative, semi-immersive production reimagines Tennessee Williams' little known play 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. (more...)

Le French Book Announces Presales of RED-HANDED IN ROMANEE-CONTI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Le French Book, a publisher dedicated to hand-picking and translating mysteries and thrillers from France, is preparing another fun read that combines food, wine, and travel guide into an enjoyable mystery set in French wine country. RED-HANDED IN ROMANEE-CONTI is part of the entertaining Winemaker Detective series that appeals to readers who like mysteries with foreign settings, culinary flairs and historical facts. This popular, on-going series has been qualified as 'addictive, delicious and decadent,' and each book can be read as a standalone. the new title is now available for pre-orders. (more...)

Former SNL Writer To Interview Norm MacDonald On Patchogue Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

 Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) is proud to announce a very epic main stage book event featuring one of Comedy Central's '100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time,' NORM MACDONALD, who will discuss his first book BASED ON A TRUE STORY: A Memoir (Spiegel & Grau) on Today, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m.Macdonald will be interviewed on stage by a yet-to-be-announced special guest. He will signing copies of his memoir in the Theatre lobby following his book discussion. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lisa Lampanelli in Stamford
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Sep 20, 2016

From journalist to skewer. (more...)

Comedian Norm McDonald Presents Reading and Book Signing for Launch of New Memoir, BASED ON A TRUE STORY, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

One of Comedy Central's '100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time,' NORM MACDONALD will launch his first book BASED ON A TRUE STORY: A Memoir (Spiegel & Grau) tonight at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts. Former Saturday Night Live writer and 'Triumph the Insult Comic Dog' puppeteer Robert Smigel will join the Saturday Night Live alum & comedian on the Main Stage as he discusses his honest, yet funny memoir. After their discussion, there will be a 15-minute question and answer session with the audience followed by a book signing in the Theatre Lobby. (more...)

Former SNL Writer To Interview Norm MacDonald On Patchogue Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

 Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) is proud to announce a very epic main stage book event featuring one of Comedy Central's '100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time,' NORM MACDONALD, who will discuss his first book BASED ON A TRUE STORY: A Memoir (Spiegel & Grau) on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m.Macdonald will be interviewed on stage by a yet-to-be-announced special guest. He will signing copies of his memoir in the Theatre lobby following his book discussion. (more...)

BWW Review: 2016 Columbus RUN LIKE A GIRL Half Marathon, 10K and 5K - Celebrating Strength in All Women
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 12, 2016

In 2014, Always launched a poignant and groundbreaking #LikeAGirl campaign, which went viral on its debut, landed a spot during the 2015 Super Bowl, and won the 2015 Emmy for outstanding commercial. The theme tackled generational issues about running, throwing, or fighting 'like a girl,' asking, 'When did doing something 'like a girl' become an Insult?' (more...)

BWW Review: DADDY'S DYIN'...WHO'S GOT THE WILL?
by Marietta Lunceford - Sep 10, 2016

DADDY'S DYIN'... is a fast paced play with a touch of sentimentality, lots of crazy characters and a few laughs along the way. You always leave a Del Shores' show feeling better about the nuts in your own family. DADDY'S DYIN'... WHO'S GOT THE WILL? plays September 8- October 1. For more information go to www.terrificnewtheatre.com or call 205-328-0868 for tickets. (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Rose Playhouse does a Fine Job with POZ, a Complex Play
by Audrey Liebross - Oct 6, 2016

Desert Rose Playhouse's production of POZ, by Michael Aman, is superbly acted and directed. The play is more o a sweet comic drama than the comedy, as which it was originally billed. (more...)

Hilariously Hateful Comic Bianca Del Rio to Stop at Boulder Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 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...)

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...)

Stump for Trump: Hiya Finds Political Robocalls on the Rise but Warns to be Wary of Busting Out the Checkbook
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

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

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Showtime Names Brendan Countee as Vice President, Original Programming
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Today, Showtime Networks Inc. announced that creative executive Brendan Countee has joined the company as Vice President, Original Programming. (more...)

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...)

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...)

Tickets on Sale Today for A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, Capitol Steps & More at bergenPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

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

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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...)

Open letter from Ismael Cala to President Evo Morales
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

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Comedy Central to Premiere 4-Part Series JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLE, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 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...)

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

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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...)

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...)

NuData Security Included in Industry Analyst Reports by Gartner for Fraud Detection
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

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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...)

ITSG Offers Solutions On BP Claims With No Front End Cost
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

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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...)

Hulu to Present TRIUMPH'S SUMMER ELECTION SPECIAL 2016, Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 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...)

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...)

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