Bounce TV's First-Ever Primetime News Magazine Show ED GORDON to Debut 9/13
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Bounce TV announced today that production has commenced on Ed Gordon, the network'sfirst entry into the primetime news magazine format, and the show's premiere date has been scheduled for Tues. Sept. 13 at 10:00 p.m. (ET). (more...)

Portland Sings to Present FIVE PART HORMONEY - THE PREGNANT CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Join Portland's expectant songbirds in an evening of music and storytelling about the magic of childbearing. (more...)

Samuel L. Jackson to Be Honored at 2016 BAFTA Los Angeles Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) is pleased to announce it will honor award-winning actor Samuel L. Jackson with the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment at this year's British Academy Britannia Awards. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

Mac-Haydn Theatre 'Razzle Dazzles' with CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The Mac-Haydn Theatre roars back to the 1920's with Kander and Ebb's jazzy music and a deliciously scandalous story in CHICAGO. (more...)

Freida Pinto Nabs Lead Role in Showtime's Limited Series GUERRILLA
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Screen Actors Guild® Award winner Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) has joined the cast of the new six-part limited series GUERRILLA in the lead role of “Jas Mitra.” (more...)

Hershey Area Playhouse to Stage SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Set against the backdrop of an idyllic island paradise during World War II, Hershey Area Playhouse is proud to present its summer musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific. (more...)

Rite of Summer Music Festival Continues This Weekend with Jeffrey Zeigler and Ian David Rosenbaum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Rite of Summer Music Festival continues its sixth stellar season with cellist Jeffrey Zeigler and percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum performing two free shows at 1 & 3pm on Saturday, June 25th. (more...)

Definition & The New Colony's BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI to Open at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The New Colony and Definition Theatre Company's runaway hit BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, winner of three 2016 Jeff Awards including Best New Work, returns this summer featuring the full original cast from July 22 - August 21, 2016 as part of Steppenwolf's Visiting Company Initiative at their new 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted St. in Chicago. The searing new American drama by The New Colony Co-Artistic Director Evan Linder, directed by Definition Theatre's Founding Artistic Director Tyrone Phillips, enjoyed two sold-out extensions during its world premiere last winter at The Den Theatre. Tickets for BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI are available at www.steppenwolf.org or by calling (312) 335-1650. The press performance is Monday, July 25 at 8 pm.   (more...)

HBO's ALL THE WAY, Starring Bryan Cranston, Coming to Digital HD 7/11
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

HBO Home Entertainment has announced the July 11th Digital HD and September 6th DVD with Digital HD and Blu-ray with Digital HD release of the critically acclaimed ALL THE WAY. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming season launching this September. The season opens with Counting Stars by award-winning playwright Atiha Sen Gupta which will transform the stage into a studio format nightclub installation for this funny yet heart-breaking tale directed by Associate Director at Stratford East, Pooja Ghai. (more...)

Comedy Central's SOUTH PARK to Kick Off 20th Season Celebration at 2016 Comic-Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

South Park comes to life…at Comic-Con! Comedy Central and South Park Digital Studios will kick-off the global celebration of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series' 20th season by bringing SOUTH PARK to life in San Diego. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL, Starring Barbra Streisand Set for REEL 13 July Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Legendary leading ladies Elizabeth Taylor, Greta Garbo, Rita Hayworth and Barbra Streisand are featured in the July Reel 13 schedule.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Mac-Haydn Theatre's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Mac-Haydn Theatre roars back to the 1920's with Kander and Ebb's jazzy music and a deliciously scandalous story in CHICAGO. (more...)

BWW Review: St. Petersburg Opera Company's Impressive, Briskly-Paced SOUTH PACIFIC
by Peter Nason - Jul 5, 2016

Incredibly strong singing voices and an astounding orchestra guided by conductor Mark Sforzini make for a top-flight production. (more...)

Dance Theatre of Harlem Coming to Cobb Energy Centre, 10/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Returning to Atlanta for two public performances, Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) will grace the stage at the Cobb Energy Centre on Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, July 8 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be priced from $79, $59, $49 and $29, plus applicable fees, and will be available online at www.Ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-735-3000 or at the Cobb Energy Centre Box Office. There is also a student field trip performance on Friday, October 21 at 11 a.m. Reservations for this performance can be made at ArtsBridge.org. (more...)

Felicia Boswell, Mark G. Meadows & Cleavant Derricks to Lead JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Jelly's Last Jam directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story) and choreographed by Jared Grimes (Broadway's After Midnight). The musical about famed and notorious jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton by George C. Wolfe, Susan Birkenhead, and Luther Henderson featuring the music of Jelly Roll Morton runs August 2 - September 11 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

Pulse Ensemble to Bring W.E.B. DU BOIS: A MAN FOR ALL TIMES to FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Pulse Ensemble Theatre presents W. E. B. DU BOIS: A MAN FOR ALL TIMES, written and directed by Alexa Kelly (Artistic Director Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Founder/AD Harlem Summer Shakespeare) as part of FringeNYC. (more...)

RETURN TO LALA LAND to Launch Monthly Showcase at 13th Street Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Return To LALA Land will begin a monthly showcase at 13th Street Repertory Theater joining such long running works as Line, Black Panther Women, The OverShare Cabaret and others. (more...)

Jarrod Emick, William Selby and Matthew Marks to Glitter in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse August 10 to September 3. (more...)

The Latino Theater Company to Preview A MEXICAN TRILOGY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Latino Theater Company will offer an advance look at its upcoming epic presentation of A Mexican Trilogy: An American Story with a series of free public events set to take place at venues in Whittier, Boyle Heights, Santa Monica and Hollywood. (more...)

SOUTH PACIFIC Opens August 5 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Travel to Bali Ha'i with Billis and his crew in Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, starring Broadway's Ben Davis, James Snyder and Erika Henningsen August 5-14 at the Benedum Center. Tickets are now available and can be purchasedonline, by visiting the Theater Square Box Office or calling 412-456-6666. (more...)

NJ Rep to Present IAGO by James McLure This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the New Jersey premiere of IAGO by James McLure. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces New Performances to its 2016-2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the addition of three new shows to its 2016-2017 lineup including an added performance from Just For Laughs and Mills Entertainment's presentation of Britain's living legends of comedy John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. The Center also welcomes chart-topping folk-soul troubadour Amos Lee for one night only on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 8 p.m. and a special holiday performance from multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas - The Symphony Tour onWednesday, November 30, 2016 at 8 p.m. Tickets for John Cleese and Eric Idle's previously announced show on Tuesday, November 1 sold-out in a matter of days with The Center adding an additional performance by popular demand on Sunday, October 30. Tickets start at $65.50. Tickets for Amos Lee range in price from $55-$65. Tickets for Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas - The Symphony Tour range in price from $59-$85. Tickets go on-sale to the publicFriday, July 29 at noon and will be available online at Lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600 or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa). (more...)

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Forms Diversity Council, Signs Opportunity Pledge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Buffalo, NY -- The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra today announced the formation of a Diversity Council as an outgrowth of its burgeoning community engagement program and that the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to sign Mayor Byron Brown's Opportunity Pledge.   (more...)

Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on PBS, 8/19
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The late Anthony Minghella's critically acclaimed production of Puccini's classic Madama Butterfly comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Friday, August 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

Great Performances at the Met Features Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna in MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The late Anthony Minghella's critically acclaimed production of Puccini's classic Madama Butterfly comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Friday, August 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for JELLY'S LAST JAM, Starring Mark G Meadows and Cleavant Derricks at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story) and choreographed by Jared Grimes (Broadway's After Midnight), runs August 2 - September 11 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. The musical about famed and notorious jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton by George C. Wolfe, Susan Birkenhead, and Luther Henderson features the music of Jelly Roll Morton. Click below to watch a teaser for the show! (more...)

Aug 16-23: Free Events to Offer Peek at LATC's MEXICAN TRILOGY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The Latino Theater Company will offer an advance look at its upcoming epic presentation of A Mexican Trilogy: An American Story with a series of free public events set to take place at venues in Boyle Heights, Santa Monica and Hollywood. The award-winning trilogy, comprised of three plays by Evelina Fernandez individually titled 'Faith,' 'Hope' and 'Charity,' will be presented in its entirety for the first time at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in Downtown L.A. this fall. (more...)

John Luther Adams, Carrie Brownstein, Bela Fleck, Steve Reich and More Set for Symphony Space in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Symphony Space, New York's "cultural town square" on the Upper West Side, is proud to announce its 38th season of innovative programming, running from September 2016 to June 2017. (more...)

espnW AddsKavitha Davidson and Katie Barnes to Its Roster
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

espnW has added distinct, versatile voices Kavitha Davidson and Katie Barnes to its deep and experienced roster. Davidson will serve as a writer for espnW and will also contribute to ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, and will be based in New York. Barnes joins espnW as a Bristol-based writer/reporter. (more...)

Detroit Repertory Theatre Announces 60th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Michigan's longest running, non-profit, professional theatre announces its 60th anniversary season. The Detroit Repertory Theatre continues its mission to produce indigenous, diversity centered theatre and democratize the arts from its legendary inner city stage in the heart of Detroit. The plays include: The Realization of Emily Linder, Firepower, Capital, & Countdown to the Happy Day. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Celebrate ONWARD VICTORIA at Feinstein's/54 Below with #34DaysOfVictoriaWoodhull
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

To celebrate the life of Victoria Woodhull and promote ONWARD VICTORIA, the team created a hashtag: #34DaysOfVictoriaWoodhull. The first female Presidential candidate was only 34 when she ran for President in 1872. For 34 days, facts from her remarkable life were shared. BroadwayWorld has exclusive access to all 34 below! (more...)

SOUTH PACIFIC Opens July 29th at SCERA Shell
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre will transport its audiences from the backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains to the lush flora of the tropics when "South Pacific" playsJuly 29 to Aug. 13 under the deft touch of veteran director Jerry Elison. (more...)

Opera San José to Present LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR this September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Opera San Jose begins its 33rd season with Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. Donizetti drew inspiration for this opera from Sir Walter Scott's The Bride of Lammermoor. The story revolves around a feud between two families, the Ashtons and the Ravenswoods. Lucia Ashton loves Edgar, master of Ravenswood, whose land her family has taken by force. When Lucia's brother, out of political necessity, forces her into an arranged marriage, there are dire consequences. Donizetti expertly combines the epic story of Lucia with some of the most wonderful melodies from his pen and the most affecting mad scene in theatre. (more...)

PETER FRAMPTON RAW, AN ACOUSTIC TOUR Sets Fall Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

After an overwhelming response from audiences nationwide, Peter Frampton will resume “Peter Frampton Raw, An Acoustic Tour” with more dates this October.  (more...)

Rite of Summer Music Festival Presents Kara Sainz & Peter Dugan on 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Rite of Summer Music Festival continues its sixth stellar season with mezzo-soprano Kara Sainz and pianist Peter Dugan performing two free shows at 1pm & 3pm on Saturday, July 23rd. The program will feature works by Ginastera, Gershwin, de Falla, Purcell, Debussy, Brahms, and more. Taking place at Colonels' Row on Governors Island, Rite of Summer presents free outdoor concerts through late August curated by Co-Artistic Directors Pam Goldberg and Blair McMillen. In a locale The New York Times has called a 'Playground for the Arts,' the aim of the Festival is simple: to present the highest quality live performances, and to bring free contemporary classical music to as many people as possible in a relaxed, fun, outdoor setting. (more...)

North Bay Stage Company to Stage THE MIKADO This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Running July 22nd through Aug 7th: 'The Mikado is absolutely timeless,' says John DeGaetano, artistic director for North Bay Stage Company, resident theater company of Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa. (more...)

The North Carolina Black Repertory Company Announces it's 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The North Carolina Black Repertory Company announces its 2016- 2017 Season, The Comfort of Faith. The company's thirty-eighth season will feature three mainstage productions that examine the role faith plays in finding strength and solace when confronted by illness: The Sting of White Roses by Angelica Cheri, The Right Reverend Dupree in Exile by Jackie Alexander, Maid's Door by Cheryl Davis, along with NCBRC's celebrated annual Christmas production of Black Nativity. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MOTOWN's Berry Gordy gets His Place on the Walls of Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - Jul 14, 2016

Just yesterday, Motown founder and legendary songwriter, producer, director, innovative entrepreneur, teacher and visionary Berry Gordy joined the ranks of Broadway royalty as he was honored with his very own Sardi's portrait. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special occasion and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling in Teaser Trailer for Musical Drama LA LA LAND
by Movies News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Below, check out the trailer for the upcoming musical drama LA LA LAND from 'Whiplash' director Damien Chazelle. The film hits theaters this December. (more...)

The National Civil Rights Museum Announces 25th Freedom Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Today, the National Civil Rights Museum announced recipients of The Freedom Award, the museum's signature event that honors outstanding individuals for their significant contributions to civil and human rights. This year's honorees are Benjamin Crump, civil rights attorney; Tawakkol Karman, Yemeni human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; The Honorable Damon Jerome Keith, longest serving judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Court; Soledad O'Brien, journalist and executive producer; and Bryan Stevenson, attorney and social justice activist. (more...)

Tracy Morgan & More Added to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts' 2016-17 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the addition of three exciting new performances to its 2016-2017 lineup. (more...)

San Francisco to Celebrate Tony Bennett with Statue, Benefit Concert This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

In recognition of internationally renowned singer, painter and civic leader Tony Bennett's contributions to San Francisco, the City will honor him with several tributes celebrating his 90th birthday. (more...)

BWW Review: Delighting in Deception at Capital Fringe's PERFECT LIARS CLUB
by Barbara Johnson - Jul 11, 2016

For those who think they can easily spot a liar (especially in this city), PERFECT LIARS CLUB returns to Capital Fringe Festival and offers an opportunity to pick one out of a lineup. The show includes four storytellers who each present a personal tale that seems stranger than fiction. Only three are telling the truth, and it's the audience's job to scrutinize the facts and expose the liar. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mac-Haydn Theatre's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2016

The Mac-Haydn Theatre roars back to the 1920's with Kander and Ebb's jazzy music and a deliciously scandalous story in CHICAGO. (more...)

James TenEyck Pens THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WALTER REUTHER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

James TenEyck, a retired member of the computer science faculty of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, has completed his new book, 'The Life and Times of Walter Reuther: An Unfinished Liberal Legacy': a cleverly organized collection of analyses of events and issues in American history and how Walter Reuther's bold liberal voice helped to shape the unfolding and end result of each episode. (more...)

Ruskin Group Theatre to Present A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Ruskin Group Theatre Opens A RAISIN IN THE SUN Featuring Starletta DuPois - Begins July 22nd in Los Angeles (more...)

Bounce TV's Hit Comedy Series IN THE CUT Returns for Season 2, 7/5
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Bounce TV will premiere an all-new second season of its popular situation comedy IN THE CUT on Tuesday, July 5th at 9:00 pm/ET, 8:00 pm/CT. (more...)

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