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F. Murray Abraham, Hank Azaria & More Will Honor David Hyde Pierce at Drama League Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Drama League has announced Tony Award and Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus), Emmy Award winner Hank Azaria ('The Simpsons'), Tony Award winner Christopher Durang (Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike), Tony Award winning Broadway Producer Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots), Tony Award nominees Kate Baldwin (Hello, Dolly!), Drama Desk nominee John Bolton (Curtains), along with Lea DeLaria ('Orange is the New Black') and Peri Gilpin ('Frazier'), have joined the roster of special guest performers for The 33rd Annual Drama League Centennial Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce to be held on Monday evening, November 7, 2016 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue) in New York City. (more...)

Bid for VIP Seats to HAMILTON and More in Drama League's 2016 Gala Charity Auction
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Drama League's 2016 Gala Charity Auction has launched at www.biddingforgood.com/thedramaleague, featuring over fifty once-in-a-lifetime prize packages. (more...)

THE WITCH OF ELMORA STREET at Access Theater this Decmeber
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Joey Merlo's The Witch of St. Elmora Street explores love, heartbreak, and witchcraft within an Italian-American family circa 1987. Weaving together tales of family lore and superstitious hearsay The Witch of St. Elmora Street is a grotesque comedy about what it means to live with a broken heart. (more...)

Preston Truman Boyd Joins Cast of THE UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER SOIREE at Feinstein's/54 Below 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2016

Preston Truman Boyd (She Loves Me, Bullets Over Broadway, Big Fish) joins The 3rd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Soiree. (more...)

Three Day Hangover Will Sling Back the Vodka with DRUNKLE VANYA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Three Day Hangover is slinging back the vodka in their latest booze-filled theatrical extravaganza. They've partnered with Tolstoy's Lounge, a brand-new midtown hot spot inspired by the works of Leo Tolstoy and other luminaries, affectionately known as Tolstoy's boys. (more...)

2016-17 GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase to Feature Top High School Programs
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU will televise 11 premier games as part of the 2016-17 GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase, beginning Thursday, December 1, when two Tennessee schools – Hamilton Heights Christian Academy and No. 13 Memphis East – face off . (more...)

Rob Rokicki and Amanda Flynn Join The 3rd Ugly Christmas Sweater Soiree at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Rob Rokicki and Amanda Flynn Join The 3rd Ugly Christmas Sweater Soiree at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Barnes & Noble Announces Black Friday Signed Editions Offering
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation's largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the return of its customer-favorite and largest-of-its-kind Black Friday Signed Editions offering. Starting on Black Friday, November 25, every Barnes & Noble store in the country will feature a selection of autographed copies of books by more than 100 acclaimed authors, available while supplies last. More than a half-million books were signed for Barnes & Noble customers by highly acclaimed authors across many genres and interests. For more information, customers should visit www.BN.com/SignedEditions or contact their local Barnes & Noble. (more...)

INTO THE LION'S MOUTH Shares FBI Memos and Letters on Pearl Harbor
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Combing through thousands of pages in recently declassified files at the U.S. National Archives and the U.K. National Archives, attorney and author Larry Loftis has collected startling evidence regarding America's entrance into World War II. His recent book, INTO THE LION'S MOUTH, provides FBI memos and letters showing that in August 1941 J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI were not only warned of a surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but given documentary proof. (more...)

Janine DiVita Signs on for 3rd Annual UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER SOIREE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Janine DiVita joins the Third Annual UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER SOIREE! (more...)

World Premiere of BETH IN JULY by 'Master of Macabre' R.J. Tsarov
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Beth in July is written by R.J. Tsarov, produced by the Prop Thtr and directed by Shannon Evans. What happens when two peculiar people meet via online dating? With a history of increasing violence that started with an exploding firecracker when she was just four, Beth is a walking disaster. (more...)

Aaron Sorkin Pens Emotional Letter to Daughter on 2016 Election; Read It In Full
by TV News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin shared a powerful and emotional letter to his 15-year-old daughter, Roxy, and her mother, Julia about Donald Trump's election with Vanity Fair Magazine. (more...)

Three Day Hangover Slings Back the Vodka with DRUNKLE VANYA, Beginning Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Three Day Hangover is slinging back the vodka in their latest booze-filled theatrical extravaganza. They've partnered with Tolstoy's Lounge, a brand-new midtown hot spot inspired by the works of Leo Tolstoy and other luminaries, affectionately known as Tolstoy's boys. (more...)

Aaron Sorkin Explains Everything
by ForwardGeek - Nov 10, 2016

Still depressed over the election results? The Oscar-winning genius behind THE SOCIAL NETWORK, THE WEST WING and more shared an email that he wrote to his 15 year old daughter and her mother about Donald Trump's Presidential win. (It's still hard to type that). (more...)

LITTY KITTER 4 PRESIDENT is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Find out if politics will turn purr-fectly nice cats into completely different animals in the new release Litty Kitter 4 President, a political satire with a subtle civics lesson hidden between the lines and the laughter. The book is completely non-partisan, family friendly, and suitable for ages 8 to adults. (more...)


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The 3rd Annual UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER SOIREE Returns this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Third Annual UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER SOIREE is back! The sweaters are hideous, but the voices are gorgeous, so come don your ugliest Christmas outfit, and ring in the holiday season at Broadway's Supper Club. (more...)

R.J. Julia Bookseller Hosts Dick Pirozzolo of 'Escape from Saigon' and More, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

R.J. Julia Bookseller, the nation's most influential independent bookstore in Madison, Connecticut, will host an evening with popular historical fiction authors Dick Pirozzolo of 'Escape from Saigon - a Novel' with Vic Butsch and co-author Tommy Coletti of a 'A Journey to the Gallows,' and Beth M. Caruso of 'One of Windsor: The Untold Story of America's First Witch Hanging.' 7 PM, March 14. Free and Open to the Public. All books will be available for sale during the event. Please register for this free event here: http://bit.ly/2lXMjl8. R.J. Julia Booksellers 768 Boston Post Road Madison, CT 06443 'A Journey to the Gallows' Aaron Dwight Stevens ran away from his Norwich, Connecticut home two times. The first was when he was just a young man not yet 16 years old, but large and mature enough to go to Boston on his own. He convinced the 1st Massachusetts Regiment of Volunteers that he was old enough to fight in the war against Mexico. Dwight served with honor through the war narrowly avoiding capture and certain death. He returned home and mended the strained relations with his family, but after several years, he felt that he had to leave again. 'One of Windsor: The Untold Story of America's First Witch Hanging' Alice, a young woman prone to intuitive insights and loyalty to the only family she has ever known, leaves England for the rigid colony of the Massachusetts Bay in 1635 in hopes of reuniting with them again. Finally settling in Windsor, Connecticut, she encounters the rich American wilderness and its inhabitants, her own healing abilities, and the blinding fears of Puritan leaders which collide and set the stage for America's first witch hanging, her own, on May 26, 1647. This event and Alice's ties to her beloved family are catalysts that influence Connecticut's Governor John Winthrop Jr. to halt witchcraft hangings in much later years. 'Escape from Saigon' During the final 30 days of the Vietnam War in April of 1975, 'Escape from Saigon a Novel' (www.escapefromsaigon.com) follows the lives of those trapped in the besieged city during the fall of Saigon. Among them are Lisette Vo, NBS-TV's first Vietnamese-American war correspondent, and the hard-hitting reporter Sam Esposito of The Washington Legend who infuriated Richard Nixon; an American businessman risking his life to smuggle out his employees; a returning soldier looking for his Vietnamese family, and the remaining U.S. diplomats in Saigon including Ambassador Graham Martin, military liaisons, and CIA operatives. (more...)

Artists Rep & Isinglass Partner to Host Summer Theatre Leadership Academy for High School Students
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre is partnering with local arts advocacy non-profit Isinglass to offer Egg, the organization's three year-old summer theatre leadership academy. Egg is an intensive seven-week program that teaches high school students the art and business of producing their own theatrical production. This summer 2017 program concludes with a week-long planning session for students to develop theatre and arts advocacy projects which they implement in their own schools during the following school year. (more...)

16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Announces Lineup - 57 World Premieres, 40% Women Directed, Sports Themes and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup of 57 thought-provoking and diverse short films in competition, including 36 world premieres. The selected shorts, 40% of which were directed by women, and include filmmakers from every corner of the globe, were curated from a record 4,385 submissions. They will be presented in 10 distinct competition programs, consisting of five narrative, four documentary, and, for the second year, one animated program. In addition, there is the Sports Shorts program as part of the 11th annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival, sponsored by Mohegan Sun. The Shorts program, sponsored by Nutella Originals, is a part of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs April 19-30. (more...)

Bid to Meet Glenn Close, Ben Platt, Phillipa Soo and More with Drama League's 2017 Charity Auction
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Drama League has launched its 2017 Spring Charity Auction, featuring more than 20 once-in-a-lifetime prize packages. (more...)

12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival, A Spring SoCal Tradition, Keeping the Blues Alive
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Announcing the 12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival, a Spring SoCal Tradition, Keeping the Blues Alive for a dozen consecutive years, taking place Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., in Camarillo. Gates open 10:00 am, music begins at 11:00 am. Tickets $30. (Pre-Sale), $40. (Day of Show). Kids 12 and under, free with paid Adult General Admission. V.I.P. Tickets $125. (online only). Festival proceeds benefits Food Share and other Ventura County area charities (please bring a food item to donate). Info: (805) 501-7122 or visit venturacountyblues.com/. (more...)

Season Announcement and Residence at Strawdog Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Red Theater is proud to announce its 2017-2018 sixth season in Chicago to take place at Strawdog Theatre Company's new location 1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago, IL 60613. (more...)

Madison Lyric Stage Begins 2017 Season with Noel Coward's Madcap Comedy BLITHE SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Madison Lyric Stage announced that the first production of its 2017 season is Noel Coward's madcap comedy Blithe Spirit.  Performances will be held April 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 pm, with a special matinee performance on April 30 at 5:30 pm, at the Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society located at 297 Boston Post Road in Madison, CT. (more...)

History to Explore Defining Moments in U.S. History in New Anthology Series THE COMMANDERS
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

HISTORY(R) is developing a new annual scripted television event, THE COMMANDERS, dramatizing pivotal moments in U.S. history that defined the men who served as the most powerful person in the nation, the President of the United States, (more...)

Garden State Film Festival Names RJ Lewis 2017 Screenplay Winner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) announces that Phillipsburg, NJ resident writer RJ Lewis has been selected as the 2017 winner of the Donna Lisa Rothstein Screenplay Competition for his screenplay Dummy. (more...)

Comedy Central to Premiere PROBLEMATIC WITH MOSHE KASHER, 4/18
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

PROBLEMATIC WITH MOSHE KASHER, a new weekly topical series, promises to pull the country out of digital echo chambers and information bubbles and into an actual discussion, beginning Tuesday, April 18 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Daytime Emmys Announce Drama Pre-Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards. (more...)


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Leading Independent Bookseller R.J. Julia to Launch New Book Podcast With CRN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Award-winning independent bookseller R.J. Julia and CRN International's Collisions division have launched a new podcast for book lovers called 'Just the Right Book! Podcast.' (more...)

Red Theater Presents a World Premiere Musical Inspired by BEOWULF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Red Theater Chicago continues its fifth season with a new two-person musical inspired by characters in the epic poem Beowulf. (more...)

Oscar Award-Winning SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Comes to Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings to the stage one of the most popular romantic films of all time, Shakespeare in Love-in an enchanting, music-filled theatrical event staged by acclaimed director Rachel Rockwell. Based on the Academy Award-winner for Best Picture with screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love is adapted for the stage by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Lee Hall. Culminating the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season, this high-spirited romantic comedy is magnificently rendered onstage in the magical intimacy of Chicago Shakespeare's Courtyard Theater, April 15-June 11, 2017. (more...)

Dramatic Repertory Company Presents VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce a Portland Premiere production of VENUS IN FUR by David Ives. The show will run for 9 performances only, March 2 - 12, 2017 at the Studio Theatre at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine. (more...)

'Moonlight', 'People vs. OJ' Among Winners of 2107 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the 2017 Writers Guild Awards winners for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation (more...)

Princeton Symphony Presents Orchestra Chamber Concert JERRY BRYANT AND FRIENDS, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

On Sunday, March 12 at 4:30 pm, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents PSO principal trumpet Jerry Bryant & Friends, the fourth and final concert on the orchestra's 2016-17 Chamber Series at the Institute for Advanced Study. (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's LITTLE MERMAID Set to Dazzle at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for a limited two week run. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula and Steven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle.  (more...)

Josh Halloway and Will Van Dyke's New Musical WRITING KEVIN TAYLOR to Run at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Writing Kevin Taylor takes the stage as the second production in Village Theatre's brand new program, The Beta Series, which began this year as an unprecedented expansion to the theatre's renowned Village Originals program which supports the development of new works. (more...)

STRANGER THINGS, WESTWORLD Among 2017 WGA TV Nominations; Full List
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio, and promotional writing during 2016. (more...)

BWW 2016 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks)
by Jay Irwin - Dec 31, 2016

It's been a crazy year, Dear Readers. Lots of ups, lots of downs, and LOTS of emotions. And I'm not just talking about on stage. But let's not dwell on the bad things that may have happened in the world and focus on some of the amazing things Seattle theater companies gave us this past year, and let me tell you there were quite a few. So many in fact that in some categories I simply had to call out more than the usual Honorable Mentions as some performances just needed to be noted. You'll see what I mean especially when you get to the female categories as the ladies were certainly bringing it this year. But let's get started shall we? Out of the myriad shows I saw this year in Seattle, here are the shows and performances that truly stood out to me. (more...)

A&E to Premiere Acclaimed Original Documentary Feature Film LIFE, ANIMATED, 1/7
by TV News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

LIFE, ANIMATED, the acclaimed, award-winning original documentary feature film directed by Academy Award(R) winner Roger Ross Williams, will have its television premiere on A&E Network on Saturday, January 7 at 8pm ET/PT. (more...)

Bestselling Author James Mapes Offers THE GIFT OF IMAGINATION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Ugly Christmas sweaters be darned; this holiday season, follow James Mapes' lead and give an invaluable gift. Starting today, the renowned speaker, life coach and hypnotherapist will travel through New England to help residents cope with some of life's greatest stressors - wellness, love, forgiveness, healing and more. He will also offer deeply discounted digital copies of his new book, Imagine That!: Igniting Your Brain for Creativity and Peak Performance, a guide to leading 'an exceptional life.' Imagine That! is available for just $0.99 on Amazon.com until Dec. 31. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the 3rd Annual UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER SOIREE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

THE UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER SOIREE played Feinstein's/54 Below on December 7th, and BroadwayWorld has a look at the concert below! (more...)

'All I Want For Christmas Is A Cure For Cancer' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

CHICAGO, Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ What doyou want for Christmas? Perhaps a better question would be, 'What do you really NEED for Christmas?' (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis, Annaleigh Ashford, and More this December at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

This December, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Interview: Peter Jöback of the Swedish Production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Isa Ponturo - Apr 6, 2017

Förra hösten fick jag möjligheten att intervjua Peter Jöback, som spelar Fantomen (The Phantom) i den svenska uppsattningen av The Phantom Of The Opera i Stockholm. The Phantom Of The Opera kommer att spela sin sista förestallning 14 Maj. (more...)

16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Announces Juried Awards
by Movies News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The 16th Tribeca Film Festival announced the winners of its competition categories at the awards ceremony tonight at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look at CST's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

We have a first look at the CST production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE! Check out the video below! (more...)

National Geographic Announces New Scripted Development Projects from Renowned Storytellers
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The network reveals three new scripted development projects from some of the world's most renowned storytellers and announces new showrunner Dee Johnson to oversee the second season of MARS. (more...)

Village Theatre Pulls Out All the Stops for the Season Finale Production of DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Village Theatre closes out their season with the dynamic R&B spectacular Dreamgirls. With an extraordinary cast of vocal talents, slick costumes, and set designs custom built in Issaquah, Dreamgirls continues the theatre's path of raising the bar on production quality with each passing year. Audiences will be transported back to the 1960s as this award-winning musical offers a moving behind-the-scenes look of the entertainment business. 'I am so excited to be doing such an epic show with some of the most amazing people I've ever worked with,' says director, Steve Tomkins. 'The whole audition process was just wonderful, as each person came into the room and blew the roof off. I can't wait for opening night, because this cast is just going to send it through the roof again. They are truly outstanding.' (more...)

Priyanka Chopra, Diane Lane Among 2017 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL Jurors; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced its jurors for the 16th edition, comprised of a group of critically acclaimed filmmakers, award-winning actors working across film, television, and stage, accomplished producers, and cultural leaders. (more...)

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