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InDepth InterView: Lea DeLaria Talks ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Season Two, Christmas Show, New Album & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 25, 2013

Today we are talking to a terrifically talented and versatile stage and screen performer who has excelled in many arenas throughout her compellingly varied career - comedy, drama, stand-up, cabaret, jazz and beyond - the fiercely, fabulously idiosyncratic and ebulliently engaging Lea DeLaria. Espousing upon a wide range of topics and tracing her unique professional trajectory thus far, DeLaria sheds some light on a few of her most fondly remembered stage roles - revivals of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW and ON THE TOWN on Broadway, as well as Off-Broadway turns in LITTLE FISH and PROMETHEUS BOUND included - as well as recounts her experiences participating in a handful of feature films, new and old, as well - including the recent Hallmark original movie musical DEAR DUMB DIARY. Most importantly, DeLaria recounts her experiences starring on the Netflix mega-hit series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and offers a glimpse of the major impact that the pop culture lynchpin has had on her own life since its 2013 debut - while also preliminarily previewing what we can expect from Season Two, too. Plus, DeLaria reflects on her recording legacy, detailing the conception and production of some choice cuts from her many arresting albums - such as 'Broadway Baby', 'The Ballad Of Sweeney Todd', 'Puff' and 'Sleigh Ride' - as well as shares first news on her new album project, highlighting the music and lyrics of David Bowie. Additionally, DeLaria teases her upcoming scandalously titled series of holiday-themed shows at NYC cabaret hotspot 54 Below occurring in late December while also offering her candid perspective on favorite Christmas tunes and the season itself. All of that, FURTHER TALES OF THE CITY memories and much more in this engaging conversation with a true Broadway and Hollywood original. (more...)

SummerStage & Santa Monica Pier Twilight Series Preview Showcase Set for Highline Ballroom, 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

City Parks Foundation is pleased to announce the SummerStage Showcase, a special event taking place at the Highline Ballroom on Thursday, January 9, 2014. In partnership with Santa Monica's Twilight Concerts at the Pier, the SummerStage Showcase will feature Country, Pop and Blues group Hurray for the Riff Raff, Roots Reggae and contemporary Cuban Son group Rebel Tumbao and DJ Joaquin Joe Claussell for a night of performances that will offer audiences a preview of the upcoming 2014 season of SummerStage. (more...)

Tosha Fowler Named New Associate Artistic Director of Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company, entering its 28th season, announces major changes to its company and infrastructure. Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, who served as the industrious Producing Director since 2008, has relinquished his duties to pursue other personal endeavors but is to remain a company member and consultant. Mary-Arrchie is proud to name Tosha Fowler as Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD to Open 6/10 at the Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Shakespeare is in Hollywood? Well, he certainly is in Augusta at the Barn Theatre June 10 - 22! (more...)

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Returns to the Fugard Theatre From 22 July
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

The Fugard Theatre's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW will be returning to Cape Town from 22 July to 2 November 2014 owing to huge popular demand. Produced by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre, Richard O'Brien's iconic smash hit rock musical THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, which set Cape Town and Johannesburg alight for months of sell out performances last year, will once again run at the Fugard Theatre, with top stage, film and TV star Terence Bridgett (ISIDINGO, ROUGH OR SMOOTH, SEWENDE LAAN, MACBETH, A WINTER'S TALE) starring as the quirky Narrator for the first three weeks of the return season. (more...)

Matthew Mckenna and Tricia Adele Turner to Join AN EVENING OF DIRTY DANCING Tour as New Leads
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Stage Acts Entertainment's smash hit tribute to one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time, An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show has today announced new casting and summer tour dates. Now in its 4th smash-hit year, the show is a fully choreographed highly interactive celebration of the music from the iconic movie. (more...)

Clear Plastic Masks Release Debut Album Exclusively at SPIN
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Being There, the full-length debut album from Clear Plastic Masks, is now streaming in full exclusively at SPIN (pre-order at iTunes, Amazon). (more...)

RiFF RAFF Plays The Neptune Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Riff Raff will be playing a concert at The Neptune tonight, May 14, 2014 at 9:00pm. All ages are permitted, with access to the bar allowed only with valid ID. General admission tickets are $25 and will go on sale Friday, March 7 at 10:00am. Tickets are available online at Tickets.com, 24-hour ticket kiosks located outside the Paramount, Moore, and Neptune Theatre, Sonic Boom Records in Ballard, in person at the Paramount box office, or may also be purchased by phone at 1-877-STG-4TIX. For more information, visit STGPresents.org. (more...)

RiFF RAFF to Play The Neptune 5/14; Tickets on Sale 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Riff Raff will be playing a concert at The Neptune on May 14, 2014 at 9:00pm. All ages are permitted, with access to the bar allowed only with valid ID. General admission tickets are $25 and will go on sale Friday, March 7 at 10:00am. Tickets are available online at Tickets.com, 24-hour ticket kiosks located outside the Paramount, Moore, and Neptune Theatre, Sonic Boom Records in Ballard, in person at the Paramount box office, or may also be purchased by phone at 1-877-STG-4TIX. For more information, visit STGPresents.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROCKY HORROR SHOW Creator Richard O'Brien Thrilled Adelaide Audiences
by Barry Lenny - Mar 23, 2014

Fans of the show, or the film, will be turning up in droves and, quite possibly, attending more than once during this season. (more...)

Fugard Theatre Wins Fleur du Cap and Naledi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Two superb productions, produced by the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town, have been awarded prestigious Fleur du Cap and Naledi Theatre Awards. (more...)

Lady Gaga Gives One-Of-A-Kind Performance at South By Southwest Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

More than 2,000 of Lady Gaga's 'boldest' fans were rewarded with an historic musical performance when the multi-platinum selling, five-time Grammy-winner took the Doritos #BoldStage Thursday night at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference and Festival (more...)

BWW Blog: Reactions to the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards Nominations
by David Fick - Mar 1, 2014

The Fleur du Cap nominations were announced this week. Having taken a few days to consider who was nominated, here are some thoughts about each of the categories. (more...)

Aurora's RiverEdge Park to Screen GREASE & ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, 6/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

On Friday and Saturday, June 20 and 21, RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora, is taking a short break from presenting one of the coolest outdoor music concert line-ups in all of Chicagoland this summer to screen two classic movies under the stars. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET to Folger Theatre, July 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The London-based Shakespeare's Globe will bring their global touring production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet to Folger Theatre for three performances only on July 25 and 26, 2014, making it the only east coast stop for the company in the United States. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, the production is a fresh, pared-down version of the classic tragedy of deferred revenge. (more...)

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Opens 7/12 at Actor's Express
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Actor's Express and Artistic Director Freddie Ashley are excited to invite the press to the opening of The Rocky Horror Show, by Richard O'Brien, directed by Freddie Ashley, and featuring some of Atlanta's top notch musical theatre stars. Music direction is by Seth Davis, choreography is by Ricardo Aponte. The production opens Saturday night, July 12, 2014, 8pm curtain. Preview performances are July 10 and 11, and the ever-popular pay-what-you-want sneak peek, "Director's Rough Cut", is Wednesday, July 9. (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on CBS - June 24-27, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 24, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, airing on CBS on June 24-27, 2014! (more...)

Upcoming Guests on the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on CBS, 6/23-26
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

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ECHOES OF ETTA Set for Residency at Joe's Pub, Begin. 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Echoes of Etta, the award-winning Etta James Tribute, celebrates America's birthday weekend on July 3rd, 9:30pm at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). Echoes of Etta was the winner of the 2014 MAC Award for Show of the Year. (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on CBS - Week of June 23, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, airing on CBS for the week of June 23, 2014! (more...)

The Barn Theatre Presents SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD, 6/10-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2014

Shakespeare is in Hollywood? Well, he certainly is in Augusta at the Barn Theatre June 10 - 22! (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on CBS - Week of July 7, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 7, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, airing on CBS for the week of July 7, 2014! (more...)

Atlanta Actors De Maria, Hobbs Offer Free Preview of New Musical THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 18, 2014

Atlanta actors Jessica De Maria (currently in Aurora Theatre's MARY POPPINS as Mrs. Brill and Bird Woman) and Jeremiah Parker Hobbs (currently appearing as Riff Raff in Actor's Express's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW) are hosting a free preview of the musicand selections from the script of their new musical THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE. (more...)

Trampled by Turtles' 'Wild Animals' Now Out; Set for Tonight's LETTERMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Wild Animals, the new album from critically acclaimed Trampled by Turtles is out now via Thirty Tigers. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Actor's Express' ROCKY HORROR SHOW is a Titillating Evening of Talent and Depravity
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 15, 2014

I am quite aware that this will sound sacrilegious to many who read this review, but until I saw Actor's Express' titillating production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, I had never seen the musical before. I have a vague recollection of watching the film version on VH1's 'Movies That Rock' at some point in the mid-90's, but other than seeing Susan Sarandon in her underwear, it didn't do much to interest me. So, as I made my way to the King Plow Arts Center, I expected to be impressed by the tremendous young talents in the cast, but what I didn't expect was to be transported to another world of naughty, musical theatre ecstasy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RICHARD III, St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, June 30 2014
by Gary Naylor - Jul 1, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a open air promenade production that exhausts cast and audience with its relentless spectacle and cruelty - but believes it was all worth it for such a splendid production. (more...)

SummerStage & Santa Monica Pier Twilight Series Preview Showcase Set for Highline Ballroom Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

City Parks Foundation is pleased to announce the SummerStage Showcase, a special event taking place at the Highline Ballroom tonight, January 9, 2014. In partnership with Santa Monica's Twilight Concerts at the Pier, the SummerStage Showcase will feature Country, Pop and Blues group Hurray for the Riff Raff, Roots Reggae and contemporary Cuban Son group Rebel Tumbao and DJ Joaquin Joe Claussell for a night of performances that will offer audiences a preview of the upcoming 2014 season of SummerStage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Creator Richard O'Brien with the Australian Cast of ROCKY HORROR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show is back! Fish out the fishnets and sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life! Producers Howard Panter and John Frost today announced that the much loved iconic musical opened in Brisbane followed by seasons at the Crown Theatre, Perth in February, and the Festival Theatre, Adelaide in March. This fresh production is currently playing in the UK to sell out houses, and our exciting new production will feature a sexy and very surprising all-Australian star cast. Check out a sneak peek at creator Richard O'Brien visiting the cast! (more...)

SummerStage 2014 Preview Set for 1/9 at Highline Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2014

City Parks Foundation has announced the SummerStage Showcase, a special event taking place at the Highline Ballroom on Thursday, January 9, 2014. In partnership with Santa Monica's Twilight Concerts at the Pier, the SummerStage Showcase will feature Pop, Acoustic Folk and Soulful R&B ingenue Yuna, Country, Pop and Blues group Hurray for the Riff Raff, Roots Reggae and contemporary Cuban Son group Rebel Tumbao and DJ Joaquin Joe Claussell for a night of performances that will offer audiences a preview of the upcoming 2014 season of SummerStage. (more...)

Fleur du Cap Announces Nominees for 2013 Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The nominees for the prestigious 49th annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards have been announced. Prizes will be presented to the winners at a glamorous event that will be held at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town on Sunday 16 March at 6pm. (more...)

Creator Richard O'Brien to Play the 'Narrator' in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW in Adelaide from March 20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Producers Howard Panter and John Frost announced today that the creator of The Rocky Horror Show, Richard O'Brien, would join the production to play the Narrator for the Adelaide season only. The 2014 Australian tour of The Rocky Horror Show is proving to be a phenomenal success with the Brisbane season selling out, and the Perth season kicking off last weekend to great acclaim. The production is receiving standing ovations at every performance, with audiences ecstatically dancing the Time Warp. (more...)

Three Theatre to Partner to Cast Roles for Upcoming Productions
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Penobscot Theatre Company, Acadia Repertory Theatre, and ImprovAcadia will jointly hold a general open call for union and non-union actors aged 18+ who wish to be considered for upcoming productions. Bangor Unified Auditions will be Saturday, March 29, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at Penobscot Theatre Company's home at the Bangor Opera House, 131 Main Street, Bangor. (more...)

Creator Richard O'Brien to Play the 'Narrator' in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW in Adelaide from March 20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Producers Howard Panter and John Frost announced today that the creator of The Rocky Horror Show, Richard O'Brien, would join the production to play the Narrator for the Adelaide season only. The 2014 Australian tour of The Rocky Horror Show is proving to be a phenomenal success with the Brisbane season selling out, and the Perth season kicking off last weekend to great acclaim. The production is receiving standing ovations at every performance, with audiences ecstatically dancing the Time Warp. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SPYMONKEY'S COOPED, Leicester Square Theatre, December 4 2013
by Gary Naylor - Dec 5, 2013

Gary Naylor sees a revival of the show that made the company's name. (more...)

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Returns to Australia Tonight in Brisbane
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2013

Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show is back! Fish out the fishnets and sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life! Producers Howard Panter and John Frost today announced that the much loved iconic musical will open tonight, December 31, 2013 at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane followed by seasons at the Crown Theatre, Perth in February, and the Festival Theatre, Adelaide in March. (more...)

Clear Plastic Masks to Join Alabama Shakes on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

The New York Times' Jon Pareles reviews the self-titled debut EP from emerging Nashville band Clear Plastic Masks (CPM) praising, “The churning, galvanic, righteously messy surge and crash of 1960s rock is their heritage (more...)

BWW INTERVIEWS: Mark Willet Talks LITTLE SHOPS OF HORRORS at the LOT and Working With Friends
by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues - Dec 11, 2013

LITTLE SHOPS OF HORRORS tells the story about a down on his luck shopkeeper and his singing plant. This production of the show reunites NEXT TO NORMAL leads, Mark Willet and Kylie McMahon, who respectively play Seymour and Audrey. (more...)

Hadley Fraser and Caroline Sheen to Star in Workshop of Timothy Knapman's New Musical BEFORE AFTER at St. James Studio
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

West End stars Hadley Fraser and Caroline Sheen are to feature in the world premiere of Stuart Matthew Price and Timothy Knapman's new romantic musical, Before After, at St. James Studio. (more...)

Photo Coverage: VMA's Red Carpet
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 25, 2014

The unofficial end of summer is here, as MTV aired its annual Video Music Awards last evening. This year's show opened with Ariana Grande, Jessie J, and Nicki Minaj singing their hit song 'Bang....Bang.' (more...)

Winthrop Playmakers Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW 10/09-17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The Winthrop Playmakers have revealed their next production, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show: Alive on Stage. The smash-hit rock 'n roll musical will be done as a live dinner theatre show Thursdays and Fridays, October 9 & 10 and 16 & 17, at Cottage Park Yacht Club, 76 Orlando Avenue, Winthrop, MA. (more...)

William Blake and Michael Thomas Murray's ECHOES OF ETTA Set for 9/4 at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Echoes of Etta, the award-winning Etta James Tribute, continues their Summer/Fall residency on September 4th, 9:30pm at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). Echoes of Etta was the winner of the 2014 MAC Award for Show of the Year. (more...)

William Blake's ECHOES OF ETTA Set for 9/4 at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Echoes of Etta, the award-winning Etta James Tribute, continues their Summer/Fall residency on September 4th, 9:30pm at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). Echoes of Etta was the winner of the 2014 MAC Award for Show of the Year. (more...)

Dallas Theatre Center Launches 2014-2015 Season with THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 9/11 - 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Sweet alien transvestites will take over the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre stage on September 11, 2014 in Dallas Theater Center's all new production of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Show. DTC's Associate Artistic Director Joel Ferrell will direct and choreograph this gender-bending, rock 'n' roll spectacle. (more...)

Adrian Galley Returns in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at the Fugard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Since opening on 22 July for its return season at the Fugard Theatre, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW has once again been thrilling audiences night after night with its divine madness - and this week sees the return of actor Adrian Galley to the role of the quirky Narrator. (more...)

Dierks Bentley, Kix Brooks, Punch Brothers & More Set for St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Park City Institute celebrates its 11th summer of presenting the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert series at Deer Valley Resort with ten, powerhouse concerts: The Bacon Brothers (June 28), Punch Brothers (July 6), Dierks Bentley (July 24), Kix Brooks (July 31), Muscle Shoals Live and Lisa Fischer (August 3), Five For Fighting (August 16), Trampled by Turtles (August 19), Nashville Cafe (August 23), Vince Gill and the Time Jumpers (August 30) and a TBA show. All concerts are slated to be held rain or shine at Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale to PCPAF members on Wednesday, April 9 and are available for purchase by the general public on Wednesday, April 16. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
by Tim Carney - Apr 28, 2014

Whether you've seen Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show on multiple occasions from its incarnation 40 years ago or last night's Melbourne opening was your first experience with the cult classic, one ensuing thought rings true; what was that all about, followed by wow...I think I actually enjoyed that. No doubt the more you see the Rocky Horror Show the more it gives you and the more meaning you create for yourself from the piece of science fiction theatre. Its cult status proves that more than just the audience at the Comedy Theatre last night enjoy this show. (more...)

Riff Raff Joins Counterpoint Music Arts & Festival Lineup; Chance The Rapper Withdraws
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Riff Raff is the latest addition to the line-up for this week's COUNTERPOINT MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL--Friday, April 25, Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27. Riff Raff will fill the performance slot previously held by theChance The Rapper, who has cancelled all appearances from April 23-27. (more...)

Incubator Arts Project Will Close in July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The New York Times reports that experimental performance company Incubator Arts Project will not be renewing its lease at St. Mark's Church in the East Village and will officially close this July. (more...)

Winners Announced for 2014 Garden State Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Garden State Film Festival closed its four-day event with a sold-out Awards Dinner at the Trump Taj Mahal on April 6, 2014. (more...)

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