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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...)

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...)

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 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...)

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


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


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...)

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...)

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. 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


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: 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...)

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

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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...)

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...)

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 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...)

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 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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