VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Mother' Episode of HBO's VEEP
by - May 9, 2016

On the next episode of VEEP on HBO titled "Mother" - Selina rushes to the hospital while attempting to win the presidency. (more...)

Comedy Central Announces Talent Line-Up for Fifth Season of THE HALF HOUR Stand-Up Series
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2016

Comedy Central's THE HALF HOUR is heading to The Big Easy with a stellar talent line-up of the best up-and-coming stand-up comedians. (more...)

LAST NIGHT AT THE GAYETY Extends Through May 22 at Centaur Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Montrealers who haven't yet had the chance to see it or out-of-towners unacquainted with Montreal's notorious 'wide open' past are in luck. Centaur Theatre announced today that the musical comedy smash LAST NIGHT AT THE GAYETY, has been extended until Sunday, May 22nd, the Victoria Day long weekend, a full additional week. (more...)

Segal Centre's BAD JEWS Extended Through May 29
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

Due to popular demand, the Segal Centre is thrilled to announce that a week of performances have been added to Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon. The production directed by Lisa Rubin and starring Jamie Elman, Victoria Diamond, Sarah Segal-Lazar and Jake Goldsbie will run until May 29, 2016. (more...)

Cohesion Theatre Company to Stage Neil Gaiman's NEVERWHERE
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Cohesion Theatre Company announces the final installment of their Second Season, a Baltimore premiere production of Neil Gaiman's NEVERWHERE, adapted by Robert Kauzlaric. Cohesion Co-Founder Brad Norris will direct this fantasy adventure tale going up at United Evangelical Church in Canton for 13 performances June 2 - 19, 2016. (more...)

Cristina Fontanelli to Perform at Baruch's Engelman Recital Hall, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Acclaimed singer/PBS-TV host Cristina Fontanelli (www.cristinafontanelli.com) will perform selections from her concert, 'The Great International Songbook" (plus wine reception) on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 4:00 PM at the Engelman Recital Hall at the Baruch College Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, in New York City. Ms. Fontanelli's third-annual concert highlights songs of many countries to promote world peace through the universal language of music. The concert is scheduled to coincide with the Monday, May 16 World Trade Conference at Baruch College as May has been designated "World Trade Month" by the international business community.  (http://trade.gov/worldtrademonth).                                                                                                                              (more...)

John Cariani Joins BROADWAY BEE Lineup at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Award-winning actor and playwright John Cariani (Something Rotten!) will be the Comfort Counselor for the first annual Broadway Bee, featuring Paige Davis (Chicago), Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland), Tony winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten), and Jose Llana (The King and I)  in an adults only spelling bee, on Monday, May 9 at 7pm at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd St). Proceeds benefit Broadway Bound Kids, a NYC performing arts education organization. (more...)

Sundance Institute Names First-Time Filmmakers for Directors Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Sundance Institute has selected eight first-time filmmakers for its signature Directors Lab, which helped launch the careers of award-winning filmmakers Cary Fukunaga, Dee Rees, Marielle Heller, Benh Zeitlin and Quentin Tarantino. Taking place May 30-June 23 in the mountains of Sundance Resort in Utah, the annual Lab supports the next wave of independent filmmakers exploring new ideas and shaping the future of storytelling. (more...)

BWW Review: BAD JEWS, New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, May 3 2016
by Jenny Ell - May 5, 2016

Family gatherings and occasions are frequently tarnished by disagreements; none more so than at weddings, christenings and funerals when extended families are often brought together. Joshua Harmon's play Bad Jews takes place following a family funeral and an heirloom belonging to the deceased is being fought over. This dark situational comedy is set in a plush studio apartment in Manhattan where cousins are staying overnight amidst the Jewish commemorations following their Grandfather's passing. (more...)

DEAL MASTER by Adam Gittlin is Announced in Hardcover and Ebook
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Story: Power Broker Jonah Gray is home. But does that mean Amsterdam, or New York City? Will he be Ivan Janse or Jonah Gray? (more...)

Producer Jonah Hirsch Developing Anne Frank Virtual Reality Film
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

Jonah Hirsch, the producer from the acclaimed VR film 'First,' and filmmaker Danny Abrahms will build on the success of Hirsch's VR Wright Brothers film and are in production on a new virtual reality film entitled 'Anne,' announced Hirsch this week. (more...)

Watch Official Trailer for Seeso's Faux-Travel Show HIDDEN AMERICA WITH JONAH RAY
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

The Bourdain-esque fictional travel show, HIDDEN AMERICA WITH Jonah RAY features Jonah Ray traveling to major US cities. Watch the trailer below! (more...)

Comedy Central to Premiere BIG JAY OAKERSON: LIVE AT WEBSTER HALL, 6/17
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

If you've ever wanted to “take lessons from a guy who wears a wallet chain still,” now's your chance. “Big” Jay Oakerson's first one-hour special BIG JAY OAKERSON: LIVE AT WEBSTER HALL premieres Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central. (more...)

Scoop: VICE on HBO on Friday, May 27, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on VICE on HBO, airing on Friday, May 27, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: BAD JEWS Is A High Energy Comedy Of What Happens When Family Are Forced Together
by Jade Kops - May 21, 2016

BAD JEWS is the hilarious, fiery reunion of three cousins as they come together to mourn the passing of their grandfather. (more...)

BWW Review: Towne Centre Theatre's PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2016

Will Miranne and Daniel Morgan give top-notch performances, playing Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in soon-to-be Lipscomb University theater grad Jonah Jackson's production of Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile, now onstage at Brentwood's Towne Centre Theatre through May 7. (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...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'The Eagle' Episode of HBO's VEEP
by - May 2, 2016

On the next episode of VEEP on HBO titled "The Eagle" - Mike must deal with the consequences of Selina’s tweet. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Second Stage's DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Jennifer Broski - May 2, 2016

Second Stage Theatre, in association with Stacey MindichProductions, just last night opened the new musical, Dear Evan Hansen, featuring Ben Platt as the title character. Also reprising their performances from the 'splendid (Marks, Washington Post) DC cast are Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe, Mike Faist as Connor, Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi, Will Roland as Jared, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Cynthia. New cast members John Dossett (Larry) and Kristolyn Lloyd (Alana) complete the company. (more...)

Unacast Announces $5 Million Series A Financing Round to Index the Physical World
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

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Comedy Central Announces Talent Line-Up for Season 3 of THIS IS NOT HAPPENING
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

Comedy Central's raucous storytelling series hosted by Ari Shaffir, THIS IS NOT HAPPENING, is back at it again with a killer line-up of the best true-life, long-form storytellers. (more...)

BWW Recap: GAME OF THRONES Raises Some Eyebrows in 'Book of the Stranger'
by Jessica Naftaly - May 16, 2016

This week's episode of Game of Thrones just aired, entitled “Book of the Stranger,” a title that had little to do with the episode besides a not so subtle namedrop halfway through. This episode delivered more of what Thrones is seemingly becoming more about; shocks, deaths, quips and nudity, and less of what it originally was; a human and complex drama. Despite Game of Thrones insistence that this year, women will be “on top,” we were once again force fed faux-feminism doubling as “empowerment,” while it double downed on it's misogyny, racism, and plain nonsensical storytelling. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - It's Thanksgiving Tim on Next VEEP on HBO
by - May 16, 2016

On the next episode of VEEP on HBO titled "Thanksgiving" - Selina celebrates Thanksgiving in her own special way. Ben (Kevin Dunn) and Kent manage a Thanksgiving Day crisis, deploying Tom James and VP Doyle (Phil Reeves) to make statements in Selina’s absence. (more...)

BWW TV: Kenneth Branagh In THE ENTERTAINER!
by Carrie Dunn - May 16, 2016

Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborne's modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment. Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh as the Archie Rice, with John Hurt as Billy Rice in the final production for Plays at the Garrick season. (more...)

Scoop: MISTRESSES on ABC - Monday, May 30, 2016
by - May 16, 2016

Get all the scoop on MISTRESSES, airing on ABC on Monday, May 30, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY 5/16 - 5/20 on NBC
by TV Scoop - May 16, 2016

Get all the scoop on LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY 5/16 - 5/20, airing on NBC (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look At Branagh And Hurt In THE ENTERTAINER
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, has confirmed that the date of the final Branagh Theatre Live cinema broadcast of this season will be The Entertainer at 19:00 on Thursday 27 October 2016. Tickets for the broadcast of The Entertainer and details of participating cinemas can be found at branaghtheatrelive.com (more...)

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Presents Live Broadcast of THE ENTERTAINER, Oct. 27
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, has confirmed that the date of the final Branagh Theatre Live cinema broadcast of this season will be The Entertainer at 19:00 on Thursday 27 October 2016. Tickets for the broadcast of The Entertainer and details of participating cinemas can be found at branaghtheatrelive.com (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 10, 2016

The first annual Broadway Bee, featuring Paige Davis (Chicago), Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland), Tony winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten), and Jose Llana (The King and I) took place just last night at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd St). Proceeds benefit Broadway Bound Kids, a NYC performing arts education organization. Ten teams, each representing a Broadway show, were encouraged to pull out all the stops to correctly spell the words. The more funds each team raised, the more they were allowed to cheat!  (more...)

Critic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

They're dishing up some tasty Rumors at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - along with the bountiful buffet of Southern delicacies - while at Donelson's The Larry Keeton Theatre, the last two performances of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest are served up this weekend, and the national touring company of Mamma Mia! winds up its weeklong stand at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall. And the intrepid Nashville Repertory Theatre Professional Interns present their very own production of Gruesome Playground Injuries. (more...)

William Youmans, Matt Shingledecker & More to Star in Staged Reading of BLISSFUL THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Blissful Entertainment has announced a staged reading of BLISSFUL THE MUSICAL, written by Peter Copani, directed by Daniel Goldstein, and featuring musical direction by Doug Katsaros. BLISSFUL THE MUSICAL will be presented at the Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street, New York, NY 10036) on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 12:30pm and 3:30pm. A limited amount of tickets are available to the public free of charge. To RSVP, email info@blissfulthemusical.com or call (646) 892-4911. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Broadway Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Minneapolis' Children's Theatre Company presents the new musical based on Jeff Kinney's best-selling book series, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, with a score byJonathan Larson Award andEd Kleban Award winner Joe Iconis (THE BLACK SUITS, THINGS TO RUIN), a book by Joe Tracz (BE MORE CHILL w/Iconis). (more...)

Paramount TV Options Rights to Revecca Traister's 'ALL THE SINGLE LADIES'
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Paramount Television has optioned the rights to the provocative, New York Times Bestselling book from Rebecca Traister, ALL THE SINGLE LADIES: UNMARRIED WOMEN AND THE RISE OF AN INDEPENDENT NATION. (more...)

ESPN Reveals Final High School Basketball Rankings for ESPN 100
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

ESPN released the final rankings for the class of 2016 with Duke commit Harry Giles remaining No.1 overall in the ESPN 100, while Kansas commit Josh Jackson jumps to the No. 2 spot. (more...)

Scoop: VEEP May Episodes on HBO
by TV Scoop - Apr 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on VEEP May Episodes on HBO (more...)

LA Film Festival Unveils 2016 Competition Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Today the LA Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that also produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, unveiled the official U.S. Fiction, Documentary, World Fiction, Nightfall and LA Muse sections. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, Paige Davis Join First Annual BROADWAY BEE Lineup at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Paige Davis (Chicago) and Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland) join Tony winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten) and Jose Llana (The King and I) for the first annual Broadway Bee, featuring actors from current hit musicals, in an adults only spelling bee, on Monday, May 9 at 7pm at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd St). Proceeds benefit Broadway Bound Kids, a NYC performing arts education organization. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/25/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Bounce Exchange and WhichTestWon Officially Kick-Off BEHAVE 2016: the Enterprise Conversion Assembly
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

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BWW Interview: Santiago Sosa Talks Nashville Shakes' Apprentice Company
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 23, 2016

Since coming to Nashville two years ago, actor/director/teacher Santiago Sosa has found his new theater home to be 'very welcoming and warm' as he's been graciously accepted into the family of artists who make Music City their home. And now, with auditions for Nashville Shakespeare Festival's Apprentice Company on the horizon (April 28 and 29), he's anxious to himself welcome new folks into the ever-growing family of theater types who are bent on improving their skills, expanding their understanding of all things Shakespeare and adding to their own personal bags of theatrical tricks - all while establishing roots in Tennessee. (more...)

Comedy Central to Film Pete Davidson's First Stand-Up Special 'SMD' This Month
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

One of stand-up comedy's brightest rising stars, Pete Davidson is set to film his first one-hour stand-up special during two sold-out shows at the Skirball Center in New York City on Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jonah Weston in Action Talks Productions' THE DEVIL AND BILLY MARKHAM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Action Talks Productions in association with Post Five Theatre Co. present a limited engagement of the shockingly funny, wryly disturbing larger-than-life tale of THE DEVIL AND BILLY MARKHAM for two shows, April 29th and 30th at 7:30pm. Visit www.Jonahweston.com for more information. (more...)

BWW Review: Enthralling Performances and Smart Writing Make BAD JEWS a Comedic Success
by Maggie Yates - Apr 22, 2016

Based on the title, one might assume that Joshua Harmon's 'Bad Jews' is a play more specifically rooted in Judaism that it actually is. While Harmon's play does revolve around several characters vying for a relic from their recently deceased grandfather, the play is actually not about what makes someone a 'Bad' Jew, but more broadly, what makes someone a bad person. (more...)

Critic's Choice: The Shows To See This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2016

Shows are opening (Carolyn German unveils her latest, Go From Here, and Nashville Ballet revives Carmina Burana, both this weekend), shows are closing (your last chance to catch The Taffetas at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre before they go the way of The Plaids is this weekend) and The Miss Firecracker Contest is back onstage at Donelson's Larry Keeton Theatre for the second of three weekends. Obviously, the 2016 theater season continues to reveal itself at a breakneck pace, giving audiences a veritable buffet of offerings from which to choose. (more...)

Shel Silverstein's THE DEVIL AND BILLY MARKHAM Comes to the Stage in Portland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Action Talks Productions in association with Post Five Theatre Co. present a limited engagement of the shockingly funny, wryly disturbing larger-than-life tale of THE DEVIL AND BILLY MARKHAM for two shows, April 29th and 30th at 7:30pm. (more...)

SEESO Video Subscription Available in Coming Weeks to Amazon Prime Members
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

This Spring, comedy fans can watch Seeso, the newly launched ad-free comedy streaming channel, and all of its Original Series on Amazon Video (more...)

Chelsea Peretti, Nico Torterella Join Josh Charles, Ana Gasteyer & More in Ars Nova's SHOWGASM XXL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Ars Nova, New York's incubator for boundary-pushing theater, expands its monthly variety Showgasm. series with first-ever Showgasm XXL on April 21 at Marquee NY. Hosted by John Early, "one of the Ten Best Comedians of 2015" (Time Out New York), with DJ Hamm Samwich, this raucous variety-show-meets-party will supersize its showcase of fresh comedy, music, burlesque, vaudeville and everything-in-between for a one-night only blow-out event. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/18/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 18, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

23rd Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival to Kick Off in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) hosts the 23rd Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival from May 27 through July 17, 2016. (more...)

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