Photo Coverage: Urban Stages Announces Cast For COMMUNION, 10/6-10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director) will kick off its 33rd season with the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Communion by celebrated Obie Award- winning, Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor, who will direct the production. This limited engagement will run at Urban Stages (259 West 30th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues) will begin performances tonightand will run through October 30th, 2016 with Opening Night set for Thursday, October 6th. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TRAGEDY OF JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare)
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 7, 2016

The Blank Theatre opens its 26th season with a new work written and directed by founding artistic director Daniel Henning that explores one of the most controversial events in U.S. history - the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. THE TRAGEDY OF JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare) is the result of several decades of research during which time Henning has come to be recognized as an authority on the subject. That, combined with his other great obsession - live theatre - meant it was only a matter of time before LA audiences would see a stage play based on his work. (more...)

Urban Stages Presents Post-Show Talk Back for COMMUNION, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

New York: As part of Urban Stages' mission to use theater as a means for conversation and education, Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director of Urban Stages is proud to announce a special talkback series for their current production, Communion by OBIE, GLADD and Governor General's award-winning playwright Daniel MacIvor.  This series will include discussions with psychiatrists, therapists and grief counselors to address the issues featured in Communion.  Talkback are included with the price of a ticket to see Communion, they are $40 and may be purchased via OvationTix at or by phone at 1.866.811.4111. The show will run at Urban Stages (259 W 30 Street) through October 30th. (more...)

Chi Children's Theater announces opening plans, 1st shows, Education @ 'The Station' - new West Loop home
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016


STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with Costume Designer of FRANKENSTEIN at DCPA
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2016

In Part 4 of 4 on 'Frankenstein,' go behind the scenes with Costume Designer Kevin Copenhaver, whose challenge includes that the two leading actors alternate nightly in the roles of Dr. Frankenstein and his Creature.  Check out the video below! (more...)

Loudon Wainwright III, Sandra Bernhard, Megan Hilty, Rita Wilson & More Get Ready for The Sorting Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The Sorting Room-an exciting new intimate space for live performance-is launching in December at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts through January 14, 2017. Transforming the Lovelace Studio Theater into a 150-seat custom-built space, The Sorting Room will offer Los Angeles audiences the opportunity to see some of the best and upcoming talent in cabaret, comedy, live contemporary music, dance performance and more, delivering a unique, personal experience. (more...)

National Geographic Channel Presents Epic Story in RISE UP: THE LEGACY OF NAT TURNER, Today
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

In RISE UP: THE LEGACY OF NAT TURNER, viewers will get a different perspective into his notorious legacy that extends beyond this rebellion. From executive producer Nate Parker, the one-hour documentary premieres on today, Oct. 7, at 10/9c on National Geographic Channel (more...)

New York Wine Events to Present 4th Annual NYC Autumn Wine Festival at NYY Steak in Manhattan, November 19.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

New York Wine Events is pleased to announce its 4th Annual NYC Autumn Wine Festival will be returning to NYY Steak in midtown Manhattan on Saturday, November 19. General admission sessions will be held at 2:30-5pm and 7:30-10pm. A special Premium Early Access ticket offers guests the option of walking the upscale food and wine event one hour earlier than the rest of the crowd, commencing at 1:30pm for the afternoon session and 6:30pm for the evening. (more...)

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Among Nominees for 26th Annual GOTHAM AWARDS; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester By The Sea, Barry Jenkins' Moonlight, Kelly Reichardt's Certain Women, Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some!! and Jim Jarmusch's Paterson are among the IFP Gotham Awards nominees announced today. (more...)

John Tiffany's Production of THE GLASS MENAGERIE to Open on the West End This January
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

John Tiffany returns to the West End for the first time since the international critical hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, to bring his acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie to the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited season. (more...)

Oliver Tompsett, Sally Ann Triplett, Jodie Jacobs, Alice Fearn and Sandra Marvin to Take Cover in London Premiere of DISASTER!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

DISASTER! the Broadway musical comedy spoof of star-studded 1970s jeopardy movies like The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake and Airport, will premiere in London for two glittering gala concert charity performances to raise funds for The Make a Difference Trust at Charing Cross Theatre on Sunday 20 November. (more...)

The 8th Annual BROADWAY CAN! Concert for City Harvest to Be Presented at DON'T TELL MAMA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The 8th Annual Broadway Can! concert for City Harvest will be presented at Don't Tell Mama on Monday, November 14th at 7pm.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Benanti Reprises Role as 'Fake Melania' on LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

America's potential next First Lady stopped by last night's LATE SHOW to blame the left-wing media and Billy Bush for recent revelations about her husband's treatment of women. (more...)

Glasgow Opera Club to Present FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Glasgow Light Opera Club (GLOC) is proud to present its production of the much-loved Fiddler on the Roof at the King's Theatre from Tuesday 1-Saturday 5 November. (more...)

Final Casting Announced for FROM PAGE TO STAGE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The From Page to Stage season of new musical theatre announces casting and creative details for its four showcases including Lin-Manuel Miranda's 21 Chump Street (more...)

by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016


VIDEO: Laura Benanti Returns as 'Fake Melania Trump' on LATE SHOW!
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 19, 2016

America's potential next First Lady stopped by last night's LATE SHOW to blame the left-wing media and Billy Bush for recent revelations about her husband's treatment of women. (more...)

BrightStar Care Shines at 10-Year Anniversary Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016


The Ziegfeld Society to Present Josh Ellis's CALL MY PUBLICIST!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City presents the second show of its Eighth Season on October 29th, 2016 with CALL MY PUBLICIST! - THE STARRY EDUCATION OF A BROADWAY PRESS AGENT. Billed as "An Insider's View of the Theatre's Glamour and Folly," the autobiographical play with music is written and performed by Josh Ellis, directed by Gretchen Cryer, with musical direction and arrangements by Mark York, on Saturday, October 29th. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Jackie Burns and More to Join Frank Wildhorn in UK Concert Debut
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The multi Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn, creator of shows including Jekyll & Hyde, Dracula, Wonderland, Bonnie & Clyde and The Scarlet Pimpernel, will make his UK concert debut in an exclusive engagement for one night only on Tuesday 22 November 2016 at the Palace Theatre Manchester, one of the venues that the UK & European premiere of his Wonderland will play from 24 - 30 April 2017 as part of a UK tour. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends Again at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23. (more...)

Robin Rothstein to Hold Industry Reading of New Play Featuring SIGNIFICANT OTHER'S Sas Goldberg
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Robin Rothstein (MAD LIBS LIVE!) teams again with original cast members, including Sas Goldberg (SIGNIFICANT OTHER) for an industry readers of her new comedy, DEREK JETER MAKES THE PLAY on Monday, October 24th in New York City. Julie Kramer directs.  (more...)

Laura Benanti to Return as Melania Trump on Tonight's LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT?
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 18, 2016

Today, Benanti turned to Twitter to tease a possible return of Melania on tonight's episode of the CBS late show. Check out the post below. (more...)

Arlene Phillips to Make Pantomime Debut in DICK WHITTINGTON at Wimbledon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

First Family Entertainment are delighted to announce that renowned choreographer Arlene Phillips will be making her pantomime debut as Fairy Bowbells in New Wimbledon Theatre's Christmas Pantomime, Dick Whittington, from Friday 9 December 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017, with a press night on Tuesday 13 December. (more...)

Celebrate Chinese New Year on February 4 at the Auditorium Theatre with Jackie Chan's Long Yun Kung Fu Troupe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre and the Chinese Fine Arts Society present Jackie Chan's Long Yun Kung Fu Troupe from Beijing on February 4, 2017, as part of Chicago's Chinese New Year celebration presented in partnership with Choose Chicago. The 11 members of the Long Yun troupe - hand-picked by famous martial artist, actor, and film director Jackie Chan - effortlessly combine elements of traditional kung fu, ballet, and modern dance in the mesmerizing program 11 Warriors. A pre-sale to Auditorium Theatre patrons and Chinese Fine Arts Society members runs from October 18 to October 23.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, October 24, at 10AM. (more...)

Jackie Evancho to Release Holiday Album 'Someday at Christmas', 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Platinum-selling, 16-year-old vocal sensation Jackie Evancho will release her latest holiday album, Someday at Christmas (Portrait Records) on October 28. (more...)

Rebecca Luker and Natalie Weiss Featured on Eric Anthony Lopez's '21 & COUNTING' Album
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

21-year-old Eric Anthony Lopez (American Idol, Carmen-London, Phantom, The Jackie Mason Musical - Off Broadway, Broadway's Inspirational Voices) is set to release his debut album '21 & Counting' on November 18, 2016 with Alliance Entertainment, ahead of his principal role in 'Broadway Christmas Wonderland' at Tokyo Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan this November.  (more...)

FSLC Announces Robert De Niro as Recipient of 44th Annual Chaplin Award
by Movies News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is pleased to announce that Academy Award–winning actor Robert De Niro will be honored at the 44th Chaplin Award Gala on Monday, May 8, 2017. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Descended from the Old English sele, or 'hall', the word SALON has come to mean a gathering designed to entertain and enlighten (from BUST magazine). The events reached their 'apogee' during the 17th and 18th centuries in French aristocratic homes. There were rich and plenteous foods, there were games and glamour, music to engage in and these events were of course also 'binges of bon mots, banter and verbal and artistic prowess, intellectual orgies.' Salons were incubators of ideas that started with conversations. (more...)

English Touring Theatre Announces Casting Update for SILVER LINING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

English Touring Theatre today announces a casting update for the world premiere of Sandi Toksvig's new comedy Silver Lining, a co-production with Rose Theatre Kingston. Sheila Reid plays Gloria, with Rachel Davies as Maureen, Keziah Joseph as Hope, Maggie McCarthy as May, Joanna Munro as June and Amanda Walker as St Michael in the production directed by Rebecca Gatward. It opens at Rose Theatre Kingston on 8 February, before touring to Portsmouth, Oxford, Cambridge, Ipswich, Keswick, York and Salford.   (more...)

Jono Manson Joins John Oates, Nicki Bluhm & More for Blue Rose Foundation Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Jono Manson joins Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer, John Oates, Nicki Bluhm, Jackie Greene, Jason Crosby, Jono Manson, Bekka Bramlett and special guests this Thursday, October 20 at The Cutting Room for an amazing night of music benefitting the  Blue Rose Foundation. 100% of the ticket sales from this brilliant show will be used to provide preschool scholarships for economically disadvantaged children at the REACH school in Washington, CT. The Cutting Room is located at 44 E 32nd St., in NYC, doors open at 6:30 p.m. EST and the show begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at (more...)

BWW Review: BILLY ELLIOT at ASB Waterfront Theatre
by Monica Moore - Oct 17, 2016

Billy Elliot is the first production in the new ASB Waterfront theatre. Auckland Theatre Company's new home is a stunning venue with acoustics second to none. (more...)

Glen Street Theatre Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

Glen Street Theatre is excited to announce a diverse 2017 season at their beautiful 400-seat theatre located in Belrose on Sydney's north shore. The theatre will present dramas, comedies, music events, satire and children's theatre from a variety of arts companies and producers from around the country.  (more...)

Beth Malone and More to Honor Bette Midler at THE MEETING* at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will continue its eighth and final season on Sunday, October 23 at 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. The October 2016 edition will both celebrate 'The Gay Agenda' - the debut comedy album from Justin Sayre - and pay homage to Bette Midler. Special guests include Beth Malone, Nathan Lee Graham, Katie Thompson and Amber Martin. (more...)

VONNEGUT, USA Premieres Tonight at Atwater Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Next Arena (TNA) presents the World Premiere production of Vonnegut, USA, an adaptation of five Kurt Vonnegut short stories by TNA's artistic director, Scott Rognlien. (more...)

John Keating, Laoisa Sexton and More to Star in THE PIGEON IN THE TAJ MAHAL at Irish Rep; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced complete casting for the world premiere of THE PIGEON IN THE TAJ MAHAL, by Laoisa Sexton. (more...)

Towne Street Theatre Announces Fall 2016 Events
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Towne Street Theatre, L.A.'s premiere African-American theatre company, is proud to share its upcoming fall events at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood. From now through Oct. 23rd is the memory play "PassingSOLO" about two black women in 1920s Harlem who "pass" as white and the issues that rise from that deceit.   On Oct. 28th Towne Street presents its 'Monologue Slam' and competition. On Oct. 29th is "Stand-up Stylez Comedy Showcase" featuring both seasoned comedians and new comedic talent. (more...)

Christina Bianco, John Bolton, Christiane Noll and More Set for AN EVENING WITH FRANK LOESSER at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

On Saturday, October 29 at 7:30pm, the American Showstopper series will celebrate the works of Frank Loesser whose astounding career as composer, lyricist, and librettist earned him the reputation as one of Broadway's most versatile writers. (more...)

Black Ensemble Theater Announces 2017 Season: A THEATRE SEASON OF DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Black Ensemble Theater's Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces the 2017 Season: A Theater Season of Dance. All productions will spotlight African American dance and artists in different times in history including The Nicholas Brothers, Josephine Baker, The Harlem Renaissance, and Sammy Davis Jr., as well as an historical look at Hip Hop. Performances will be held at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago. (more...)

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Presents BRUMMEGEM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Written by Malcolm Stent and Don Maclean, BRUMMEGEM PALS is the story of best mates Jackie Moore and Danny Arrowsmith, seventeen years of age and intent on abandoning their apprenticeships in favour of adventure. With just two performances only at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on Tuesday 25 - Wednesday 26 October 2016.  (more...)

Alex Beard's ON CAMEL SAFARI Exhibition to Open This Month at George Billis Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Alex Beard: On Camel Safari opens October 29th at New York's George Billis Gallery. The exhibition, which runs through November 6th and features 15 new drawings and paintings by the abstract wildlife painter, coincides with the release of the artist's first monograph, A Brush with Nature, being released by Glitterati this month. (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Friday, October 14, 2016
by - Oct 12, 2016

Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on Friday, October 14, 2016! (more...)

11th Annual Rough Readings Series Launches With ALL FALL DOWN by Lisa Ramirez
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Playwrights Foundation and the National Center for New Plays at Stanford begin the 2016/17 Rough Reading Series on October 24 & 25 with early draft  readings of ALL FALL DOWN by Lisa Ramirez (PF Resident Playwright), on Monday, Monday, October 24 - 7:30 pm at Stanford and Tuesday, October 25 - 2:00 pm at Custom Made Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

The Philly POPS to Open 38th Season with ELVIS: THE KING'S SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Philly POPS will open its 38th season with ELVIS: The King's Songbook October 21-23 in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. (more...)

Old School Square Announces New Holiday Tradition CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Old School Square, in partnership with the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA), will presentCarols by Candlelight, a new, outdoor concert experience that will become a Delray Beach holiday tradition, supporting local children's programs.  (more...)

Mandy Murphy's VALER Receives Staged Reading for Lone Star Theatre Co.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Mandy Murphy's VALER will receive a staged reading for Lone Star Theatre Company on October 17. Directed by Daniel McGowan, the new play centers around Burnett Family: three generations of born and bred small-town Texans. Whether they've bought into life in Paducah or have chosen to run from it, all of them have long been set in their ways, but an untimely death of a young cousin forces everyone to reevaluate. Will they soldier on as before, or will they change? (more...)

Advantage Media Launches; Transforming Shopper Marketing with Proprietary, MomentAware Technology
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016


BWW Interview: Betsy Aidem and MAMA'S BOY at George Street Playhouse 10/18 to 11/6
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 10, 2016 interviewed Betsy Aidem who will play Marguerite Oswald in George Street Playhouse's production of 'Mama's Boy.' The play is directed by the Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director, David Saint and will be on the New Brunswick stage from 10/18 to 11/6. (more...)

Nathan Lane Eyes New Musical Based on 1979 Award-Winning Film BEING THERE
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Nathan Lane discusses his over 40 year-career in theater and reveals that he may come out of 'semiretirement from musicals' to work on a new production based on the 1979 Peter Sellers film BEING THERE. (more...)

Birmingham Hippodrome Presents FAGIN'S TWIST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Birmingham Hippodrome is delighted to welcome Fagin's Twist, an ambitious reimagining of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist by innovative hip hop / contemporary dance company Avant Garde Dance, led by Artistic Director Tony Adigun.  (more...)

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