Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Announces Action to Protect LGBT Youth from Conversion TherapyGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo Announces Action to Protect LGBT Youth from Conversion Therapy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2016

Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced executive actions to protect New York's LGBT youth from the discredited and harmful practice known as conversion therapy. (more...)

Golden Thread Celebrates Middle-Eastern Women Artists who Build Community Through ArtGolden Thread Celebrates Middle-Eastern Women Artists who Build Community Through Art
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2016

Golden Thread Productions returns with its annual celebration of International Women's Day, What Do the Women Say? on Saturday, March 12, at 8pm at La Peña Cultural Center (3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley). This year's program is a celebration of pioneering Bay Area women artists who have built community through their art. (more...)

New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage Presents SEEKING JUSTICE: THE CASE OF LEO FRANK REVISITEDNew York's Museum of Jewish Heritage Presents SEEKING JUSTICE: THE CASE OF LEO FRANK REVISITED
by Michael Dale - Feb 5, 2016

A new exhibition explores the controversial case that inspired the Broadway musical PARADE. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Host Benefit Reading of New Play by Lisa LampanelliWestport Country Playhouse to Host Benefit Reading of New Play by Lisa Lampanelli
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

'Fat Girls, Interrupted,' a hilarious yet heartfelt new play by two-time Grammy-nominated comedian/author Lisa Lampanelli, will receive a reading on Saturday, March 19, at 8 p.m., at Westport Country Playhouse. Lampanelli has requested that proceeds benefit The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport, CT. (more...)

NBC Renews Jennifer Lopez Drama SHADES OF BLUE for Second SeasonNBC Renews Jennifer Lopez Drama SHADES OF BLUE for Second Season
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

 One of NBC's strongest dramas to debut in recent years — both critically and in delivering a solid overall ratings return — “Shades of Blue” has been renewed for a second season. (more...)

Syracuse University Department of Drama to Stage PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens This MonthSyracuse University Department of Drama to Stage PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Syracuse University's Department of Drama tackles the volatile combination of adolescence and anxiety in Simon Stephens' 2009 play Punk Rock. Directed by Robert Moss, this production from one of Britain's most celebrated contemporary playwrights runs at the Storch Theatre February 19-28, 2016 in the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex. Opening night performance is Saturday, February 20 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/5; The Engeman's GOD OF CARNAGE, ASSASSINS in Pittsburgh and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/5; The Engeman's GOD OF CARNAGE, ASSASSINS in Pittsburgh and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 5, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Long Island, Pittsburgh, South Bend, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include GOD OF CARNAGE at The Engeman, ASSASSINS in Pittsburgh, and THE MUSIC MAN in South Bend, just to name a few. (more...)

Stage Great Ben Vereen Joins the Cast of Fox's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!Stage Great Ben Vereen Joins the Cast of Fox's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Fox's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW has found its Dr. Everett Scott. (more...)

Funimation Entertainment's PSYCHO-PASS Gets Theatrical ReleaseFunimation Entertainment's PSYCHO-PASS Gets Theatrical Release
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Funimation Entertainment announced today the North American theatrical dates for the release of 'PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie.' This climactic feature film is based on the 33-episode, hit TV series of the same name and marks the return of renowned script writer Gen Urobuchi, who wrote the original story for the first season of the anime series. 'PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie' will screen in more than over 100 theaters across the United States and Canada on March 15 and 16, 2016. Advance tickets for the movie will be available for purchase beginning February 18 at funimationfilms.com/psychopass. (more...)

Guest Blog: Oh!'s Mariam Khalili On Rossini's LA CENERENTOLAGuest Blog: Oh!'s Mariam Khalili On Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA
by Guest Blogger: Mariam Khalili - Feb 5, 2016

LA CENERENTOLA is an opera Oh! has been waiting for. It's our 20th anniversary season, and we chose to present a diverse selection of works. (more...)

Garden Rose Theater to Present I AM MY OWN WIFE, 2/18-3/6Garden Rose Theater to Present I AM MY OWN WIFE, 2/18-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Garden Rose Theater will present Doug Wright's riveting masterpiece I AM MY OWN WIFE directed by Nick Hrutkay and starring Benjamin James Michael from Thursday, February 18 through March 6, 2016 at Central Square Theater. (more...)

St. Petersburg City Theatre Extends MEMPHISSt. Petersburg City Theatre Extends MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Due to popular demand, St. Petersburg City Theatre will extend the run of MEMPHIS through February 14th.The production is directed by Erica Sutherlin, with choreography by Rodney Hamilton and Music Direction by Latoya McCormick, and features a cast of 30, plus a live 7-piece band that performs onstage as part of the action.  This is a first for St. Petersburg City Theatre, which is the oldest, continually operating community theatre in the state of Florida, providing live theatre to the community since 1925. (more...)

MCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayMCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

MCC Theater welcomes film and television star Robin Tunney, making her stage debut opposite Zachary Quinto in the New York premiere of Smokefall by Noah Haidle, directed by Anne Kauffman, who directed The Nether for MCC last season to great acclaim. Smokefall will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) with previews beginning tonight, February 4, 2016, and an opening night set for February 22. It is scheduled through March 13. (more...)

WIESENTHAL to Play 710 Main Theatre, 3/17-20WIESENTHAL to Play 710 Main Theatre, 3/17-20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

710 Main Theatre presents Wiesenthal; the award-winning play written by and starring Tom Dugan.  (more...)

FirstWorks to Present URBAN BUSH WOMEN IN RHODE ISLANDFirstWorks to Present URBAN BUSH WOMEN IN RHODE ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

FirstWorks announces a month of programs with the critically acclaimed dance company Urban Bush Women for Urban Bush Women in Rhode Island: Art Activating Community in Providence beginning February 10th. The artist residency includes a series of exciting and illuminating events leading up to the FirstWorks Artistic Icon Series production of 'WALKING WITH 'TRANE', a live music and dance salute to jazz great John Coltrane at The Vets on February 27, 2016. For tickets and more information on Urban Bush Women in Providence, please visit www.first-works.org. (more...)

BWW Review: SOME BRIGHTER DISTANCE Is a Space Oddity at City TheatreBWW Review: SOME BRIGHTER DISTANCE Is a Space Oddity at City Theatre
by Greg Kerestan - Feb 4, 2016

Scientists, Nazis, silent movies, dreams and pastries all collide in an ambitious but dense new one-act. (more...)

MAKING A MURDERER Filmmakers Coming to JCCSFMAKING A MURDERER Filmmakers Coming to JCCSF
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) announced today that Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi, the filmmakers behind the smash hit Netflix docu-series Making a Murderer, will appear in conversation to talk about their ground-breaking work at Kanbar Hall on Sunday, February 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets for The Making of Making a Murderer with Filmmakers Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi go on sale to the general public Friday, February 5 starting at $42 and will be available at www.jccsf.org or by calling 415.292.1233. (more...)

BWW Recap: Liza Returns to Jersey for Truffle Butter, & More, on YOUNGERBWW Recap: Liza Returns to Jersey for Truffle Butter, & More, on YOUNGER
by Matt Smith - Feb 3, 2016

Welcome back, YOUNGER-ians! (What do you think? Yay or nay on the fan name?) Glad you decided to join us for this week's recap of Liza's shenanigans.  Last week, we were introduced to Queen Bee Jade Winslow, who's supposedly writing the first book for Kelsey's new imprint. This week, we get a glimpse into how those developments have furthered, how Jade's coming along with her masterpiece tell-all, and how Kelsey's trying to hold it all together dealing with her author's horrible personality. But… that's all in due time. We don't actually open with that.  (more...)

FOX Taps Christina Milian for Iconic Role of 'Magenta' in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOWFOX Taps Christina Milian for Iconic Role of 'Magenta' in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford ('Sylvia,' 'You Can't Take It With You,' 'Masters of Sex') has been cast as COLUMBIA, the castle's feisty live-in groupie, in the two-hour television event THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, airing this fall on FOX. (more...)

BlackBerry's AtHoc Now Deployed in Secure Canadian Data Center to Support Global CustomersBlackBerry's AtHoc Now Deployed in Secure Canadian Data Center to Support Global Customers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

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BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE is in the Pink at the FultonBWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE is in the Pink at the Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 3, 2016

Broadway World award winner Marc Robin brings a bouncy, infectious bundle of pink cotton candy to the Fulton stage with LEGALLY BLONDE (more...)

Baker Leads Blackbird/LU Production of THE CRUCIBLEBaker Leads Blackbird/LU Production of THE CRUCIBLE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 3, 2016

The Crucible, Arthur Miller's incisive drama about the Salem Witchcraft Trials - written during the turbulent times of the Hollywood Red Scare and the oppression of the McCarthy era in American politics - premieres at Lipscomb University's Shamblin Theatre for a February 19-28 run in a joint production of Blackbird Theater and Lipscomb University Department of Theatre. (more...)

TNT to Air SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT 2016 REVEALED Special, 2/13TNT to Air SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT 2016 REVEALED Special, 2/13
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT 2016 REVEALED will air Saturday, Feb. 13, at 10:30 p.m. (ET) / 7:30 p.m. (PT) during NBA All-Star Weekend on TNT, following the network's coverage of State Farm NBA All-Star Saturday Night. (more...)

Scoop: DATELINE 2/5 - 2/7 on NBCScoop: DATELINE 2/5 - 2/7 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Feb 3, 2016

Get all the scoop on DATELINE 2/5 - 2/7, airing on NBC (more...)

THE MOUNTAINTOP to Run 2/24-27 at Roxy Regional TheatreTHE MOUNTAINTOP to Run 2/24-27 at Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

On the evening of April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retired to his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.  In this gripping re-imagination of events occurring in the hours before his assassination, playwright Katori Hall picks up with a fictional depiction of a mysterious stranger who arrives at the motel room with some surprising news, forcing Dr. King to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people. (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAYJack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

ProfNet Experts Available on Ted Cruz, Voting Technology, Zika Virus, MoreProfNet Experts Available on Ted Cruz, Voting Technology, Zika Virus, More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

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Critical Mass Performance Group's AMERYKA Opens This WeekCritical Mass Performance Group's AMERYKA Opens This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Written and directed by Nancy Keystone in collaboration with the company, the cast of Ameryka will feature Curt Bonnem, Russell Edge, Ray Ford, Lorne Green, Drew Stafford Harper, Danielle K. Jones, Christopher Salazar, Nick Santoro, and Valerie Spencer. (more...)

Oscar Winner Tim Robbins to Receive Berlinale Camera HonorOscar Winner Tim Robbins to Receive Berlinale Camera Honor
by Movies News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

At the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, three personalities will be awarded the Berlinale Camera: producer, cinema operator and film distributor Ben Barenholtz (USA); actor, director, writer and producer Tim Robbins (USA); and cinema operator Marlies Kirchner (Germany). (more...)

Syfy to Explore Dark Side of Social Media in THE INTERNET RUINED MY LIFE, 3/9Syfy to Explore Dark Side of Social Media in THE INTERNET RUINED MY LIFE, 3/9
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Syfy's new unscripted six-episode series THE INTERNET RUINED MY LIFE premieres Wednesday, March 9 at 10PM ET/PT (more...)

2016 Downtown Urban Arts Festival to Run 3/4-4/22016 Downtown Urban Arts Festival to Run 3/4-4/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Now in its 14th year, the Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUTF) is becoming New York's premiere winter/spring theatre event showcasing independent theatre artists. The month-long festival, produced by Creative Ammo, Inc., provides writers and performance artists from America's burgeoning multicultural landscape the opportunity to share their stories that interpret our history and our times. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERGIRL on CBS - Monday, February 22, 2016Scoop: SUPERGIRL on CBS - Monday, February 22, 2016
by TV Scoop - Feb 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on SUPERGIRL, airing on CBS on Monday, February 22, 2016! (more...)

Halcyon Theatre to Host ESTRELLA CRUZ Talkback, 2/19Halcyon Theatre to Host ESTRELLA CRUZ Talkback, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

? In association with its mission to present new voices from inadequately represented communities, Halcyon Theatre will host a one-night-only post-show discussion immediately following the 8p.m. performance of Estrella Cruz [the junkyard queen] Friday, February 19. The panel will address social issues facing young Latina women as reflected in Estrella Cruz, including young motherhood. The expert panel features Maureen Mena, Association of Latino Professionals for America board member; Tamika Lechee Morales, Halcyon Theatre company member (and Estrella Cruz cast member); and Yesenia Villaseñor, Assistant General Counsel at Exelon Corporation. Open to all theatre patrons. (more...)

Creative District Wilmington Selects Artists for First Phase of 7th Street Arts BridgeCreative District Wilmington Selects Artists for First Phase of 7th Street Arts Bridge
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Creative District Wilmington is pleased to announce the artists selected for the first phase of public art projects for the 7th Street Arts Bridge (7SAB), a transformative and unifying project in an area in need of renewal that will connect artists, entrepreneurs and residents to downtown Wilmington. (more...)

SeaWeb Announces Winners of 2016 Seafood Champion AwardsSeaWeb Announces Winners of 2016 Seafood Champion Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

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U.S. Senator Tom Udall, U.S. Representative Ted Deutch And Academy Award-Nominated Actress Kathleen Turner Gather To Name Winners Of Democracy For All Video Challenge AndU.S. Senator Tom Udall, U.S. Representative Ted Deutch And Academy Award-Nominated Actress Kathleen Turner Gather To Name Winners Of Democracy For All Video Challenge And
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

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Jewish Community Center of San Francisco to Present UNINHIBITED ABOUT SEXJewish Community Center of San Francisco to Present UNINHIBITED ABOUT SEX
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

This spring, the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) presents Uninhibited About Sex, a new series of programming that will explore the multifaceted topic of sex with a selection of Arts & Ideas programs and workshops. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Continue Season with Neil Simon's RUMORSBristol Riverside Theatre to Continue Season with Neil Simon's RUMORS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues the 2015-2016 Season with the Neil Simon farce Rumors, running March 22-April 17.  Directed by Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Bruce Graham, Leonard Haas, Eleanor Handley, Valerie Leonard, Sean Thompson, Jo Twiss, Danny Vaccaro, Jessica Wagner, and Paul Weagraff. (more...)

Belarus Free Theatre to Return to Chicago with Subversive KING LEARBelarus Free Theatre to Return to Chicago with Subversive KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) welcomes Belarus Free Theatre for the third time as they return to Chicago for the American premiere of their internationally acclaimed production of William Shakespeare's KING LEAR. (more...)

HCCT to Present DIAL M FOR MURDER, 2/18-3/6HCCT to Present DIAL M FOR MURDER, 2/18-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Hill Country Community Theatre continues its 30th season February 18 through March 6 when it presents the classic suspense-filled thriller, "Dial 'M' for Murder" by Frederick Knott.  (more...)

Brave Spirits Theatre to Present THE MAID'S TRAGEDY, 2/18-3/6Brave Spirits Theatre to Present THE MAID'S TRAGEDY, 2/18-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Brave Spirits Theatre, the Washington DC Metropolitan area's premiere producer of little-known early modern plays, is proud to announce the professional DC premiere of The Maid's Tragedy, written by two of Shakespeare's most prolific contemporaries, Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher. Founded in 2011, this production marks Brave Spirits Theatre's five-year anniversary and the fourth early modern play they have professionally premiered in the DC region. (more...)

PBS to Premiere NOVA: MEMORY HACKERS, 2/10PBS to Premiere NOVA: MEMORY HACKERS, 2/10
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Memory is the key to our identity. It?s the glue that binds our mental lives. Without it, we?d be prisoners of the present, unable to use the lessons of the past to change our future. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN Spares No DetailBWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN Spares No Detail
by Katherine Waddell - Feb 1, 2016

The Music Man opened Friday the 29th of January at The South Bend Civic Theatre with no detail spared on trying to make the classic musical come to life. The musical, whose book, music, and lyrics are by Meredith Willson with the story by both Willson and Franklin Lacey, became an instant hit in 1957 when it opened on Broadway. It won five Tony Awards, including 'Best Musical', and ran for more than 1,300 performances. It also inspired revivals, a film adaptation, a television remake, and won the first 'Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album'. (more...)

Palo Alto Players Sets 2016-17 SeasonPalo Alto Players Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Palo Alto Players, the Peninsula's first theatre company, announces its 86th season - 'From Stage to Screen and Back Again' - featuring a collection of plays and musicals whose time-honored stories have been theatrical hits both on stage and in film. The 2016-17 line-up, beginning September 2016, was unveiled Saturday, January 30 by Artistic Director Patrick Klein and Managing Director Diana Lynn Berenstein at the company's annual Season Announcement Party and includes Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID; THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK; A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD, A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE; Monty Python's SPAMALOT and THE GRADUATE. All performances are held at the Lucie Stern Theater located at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Subscriptions are on sale now online at www.paplayers.org or by phone at 650.329.0891. Individual tickets for the September show go on sale in August and for the remaining season beginning in October. (more...)

Cartoon Network to Present New Animated Series JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTIONCartoon Network to Present New Animated Series JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The world's greatest Super Heroes return to television in Justice LEAGUE ACTION, an all-new quarter-hour animated series from Warner Bros. Animation coming soon to Cartoon Network. (more...)

Breaking News: Tony Winner Annaleigh Ashford Will Take On 'Columbia' in FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOWBreaking News: Tony Winner Annaleigh Ashford Will Take On 'Columbia' in FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford ('Sylvia,' 'You Can't Take It With You,' 'Masters of Sex') has been cast as COLUMBIA, the castle's feisty live-in groupie, in the two-hour television event THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, airing this fall on FOX. (more...)

Santa Clara University's Department of Theatre and Dance's THE GOOD DOCTOR to Open 2/26Santa Clara University's Department of Theatre and Dance's THE GOOD DOCTOR to Open 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Cameron Wells as the Writer leads an ensemble of Theatre Arts students including: Nick Medal, Kaitlin Zablotsky, Michael Standifer, Taneisha Figueroa, Darrell Hubbard, Claire Parchem, Drew Descourouez, Courtney Land, Elahdio Aliaga, Kalina Venugopal in this lovely tribute to Chekhov from Neil Simon. (more...)

BWW Review: MURDER Afoot with Mercury's Charming SHERLOCK HOLMESBWW Review: MURDER Afoot with Mercury's Charming SHERLOCK HOLMES
by Patrick O'Brien - Feb 1, 2016

By jove, Mercury Theater cracks the case in adapting a Sherlock Holmes musical! (more...)

DEBO BAND to Release New Album 'Ere Gobez,' 5/20DEBO BAND to Release New Album 'Ere Gobez,' 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Debo Band raises the roof on the Ethiopian musical past, picking up where political upheaval of the 1970s and 1980s quenched the energy of one of East Africa's most prolific, vibrant scenes. (more...)

Don Barnhart Coming to Laugh Factory in Reno During Valentine's WeekDon Barnhart Coming to Laugh Factory in Reno During Valentine's Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Don Barnhart headlines Laugh Factory in Reno beginning Feb 9th, 2016. Named the '2015 Best Comedy Show In Las Vegas' by Best Business' Don Barnhart's 'DeEvolution of Man' Comedy Tour is as entertaining as it is poignant. Barnhart's stand up comedy takes audiences on a comedy thrill ride of well-written, topical material exploring the waning tide of male gender identification and man's declining role in modern day society in a way that is hysterical, highly entertaining and thought provoking. Don's DeEvolution of Man video has close to 1 million hits on YouTube. (more...)

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