Shakespeare in the Parking Lot to Present THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, 7/28-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

One of Shakespeare's most problematic works makes its Shakespeare in the Parking Lot debut July 28 to August 13 when Ezra Barnes directs 'The Merchant of Venice.' (more...)

NY Public Library's Information Assistant Michael T. Hearn on A Brief History Of SHE LOVES ME
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Jun 30, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Michael T. Hearn, Information Assistant, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on: A Brief History Of She Loves Me. (more...)

Shakespeare in Clark Park's THE TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA to Run 7/27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Smitten lovers, Crab the Dog and swing dancers collide in this year's Shakespeare in Clark Park (SCP) production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The classic Romantic Comedy is being brought to life by Kathryn MacMillan (Lantern Theater Company) and will once again showcase SCP's unique blend of classic storytelling and community engagement. The Two Gentlemen of Verona opens under the stars in 'the Bowl' of Clark Park on July 27 and runs through July 31. All performances are at 7 p.m. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre Company Becomes 4th Wall Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

After more than a year of heartfelt deliberation among board and staff, Houston's Stark Naked Theatre Company has changed its name to 4th Wall Theatre Company.   (more...)

Mark Saltzman's ALICE FORMERLY OF WONDERLAND to Premiere at Wyoming Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The Wyoming Theater Festival in Sheridan, WY, will premiere Mark Saltzman's new play with music, ALICE FORMERLY OF WONDERLAND from July 18th - July 29th, under the direction of New York director Kent Nicholson. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at The City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2016

Let the mischief and merriment begin in this sizzling summer reimagining of Shakespeare's most popular Romantic Comedy. In just one fantastic enchanted forest night, four magical stories are cleverly woven together: the marriage of the Athenian duke to the Amazon queen; the battle of the king and queen of the fairies; the lust and lunacy of four young lovers; and the hilarious antics of side-show actors who must stage a most important play. Enter a vibrant and bawdy world where fairies fly, a donkey bursts into song, and irresistible spells make your perspective on love turn on a dime. City Theatre's summer production of A Midsummer Night's Dream will be an original and way-out theatrical experience you don't want to miss. (more...)

Old School Square in Delray Beach Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Old School Square has served for over 25 years as the gathering place for Delray Beach, and the 2016-17 Season will launch a new era of arts and entertainment for all ages. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES Is A Bizarre, Juicy, Fairytale Feast Of Color And Comedy
by Jade Kops - Jun 24, 2016

Opera Australia's interpretation of Sergei Prokofief's THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES returns to delight and entrance Sydney audiences. An explosion of colour, light, and fabulous physicality, this work breaks the mould of traditional opera with animated, accessible music and clever lyrics. (more...)

Pandora Productions Sets Casting for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Pandora Productions 2016-2017 Season was announced in March and  begins in September. Recently Michael J. Drury, Pandora's Producing Artistic Director, conducted a week long audition search for just the right actors to fill the many roles in this season full of Star-Turns. After several weeks of deliberation the final cast list is available. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Opens 7/21 at Marian Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Sense and Sensibility is the journey of two sisters discovering the balance between rationalism and romanticism while finding their way to personal power and a real understanding of what love truly means. Jane Austen's Romantic Comedy adapted for the stage by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan (Pride and Prejudice) plays in the Marian Theatre July 21 - 30, then transfers to the Solvang Festival Theater and runs from August 5 - 21. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO Opens at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Bay Street Theater's THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, the Tony Award-winning play by Alfred Uhry, directed by Will Pomerantz, opened this past week. Bay Street Theater has also announced a special talkback on Tuesday, July 19, with guest speaker -- Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman of The Jewish Center of the Hamptons. The production runs now through July 24.  (more...)

Gorilla Tango Theatre to Present THE RIGHT AMONT OF TEQUILA!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Gorilla Tango Theatre kindly presents a new, original comedy ­ The Right Amount of Tequila! will be performed July 30, August 6, August 13, and August 20 at 7:00 pm, at the Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647. Performances run approximately 75 minutes. Tickets are $12? to purchase, call 773­.598­.4549, stop by the Gorilla Tango box office, or visit www.gorillatango.com. (more...)

AMERICAN HORROR STORY to Return for 6th Installment on FX, 9/14
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

FX has set the premiere dates for two of the year's most anticipated new comedy series, ATLANTA and BETTER THINGS, as well as the return of the acclaimed and award-winning AMERICAN HORROR STORY for its sixth installment (more...)

FX Sets Premiere Dates for AMERICAN HORROR STORY, ATLANTA & BETTER THINGS
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

FX has set the premiere dates for two of the year's most anticipated new comedy series, Atlanta and Better Things, as well as the return of the acclaimed and award-winning American Horror Story for its sixth installment, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. Atlanta, a half-hour comedy series created by and starring Donald Glover, will premiere on FX on September 6, followed two days later by Better Things, a half-hour comedy series co-created by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. and starring Adlon. Then on September 14, the as-yet-untitled sixth installment of the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winning limited series American Horror Story returns from co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Today for Alliance Theatre's 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Tickets are on sale today for all the productions in the 2016/17 season for the Alliance Stage, Hertz Stage, Theatre for Youth and Families, and the Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young series.  The 48th season includes seven world premieres, five musicals, five productions by Atlanta playwrights, and exceptional productions for youth and families.  (more...)

PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED Announces Puppeteers Lineup for The Venetian
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

'Puppet Up! - Uncensored,' which is set to debut in its new home inside The Sands Showroom at The Venetian Las Vegas on July 21, has just unveiled its lineup of expert puppeteers ready to bring their irreverent and unpredictable style of comedy to the Las Vegas Strip. (more...)

The Henegar Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2016

Continuing with its tradition of offering new and interesting theatrical productions to its patrons, The Henegar will be the first Florida Theatre to produce the new musicals, The Witches of Eastwick and It Shoulda Been You. (more...)

Netflix Announces Premiere Dates for BLACK MIRROR, GILMORE GIRLS & More
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, today announced premiere dates for eight upcoming series that span documentary, drama and comedy, including: Chef's Table: France; Joe Swanberg's Easy; The Ranch; Lovesick (fka Scrotal Recall); Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life; Captive; Beat Bugs (S2); One Day at a Time; and Black Mirror. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 27, 2016

BWW speaks to the people behind Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons ahead of its run at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Photo Flash: See Orsini, Connolly, Campion & Armand in Costume for LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the final offering in the 2016 Summer Shakespeare Festival: William Shakespeare's unabashed celebration of innocence, idealism, and the sweet folly of young love, Love's Labor's Lost, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. This delightful Romantic Comedy will run August 14 - September 18, 2016, in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 14 - 19. Opening night is Saturday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a peek at the company below! (more...)

'SINGIN' IN THE RAIN' To Make A Splash at North Shore Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

This summer there will be cheers and applause when it rains for three consecutive weeks on the North Shore. The excitement will be coming from audiences enjoying the splashy new production of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT). (more...)

The Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival Announces 2016 Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the finalists of the 2016 summer one-act play competition. (more...)

Charles Busch, Carolee Carmello, Alexandra Silber and More Join Transport Group's PETER PAN in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

More exciting casting has been announced for Transport Group's benefit concert celebrating the classic 1954 musical, Peter Pan. (more...)

Scoop: Freeform - August Programming Highlights
by TV Scoop - Jul 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on Freeform - August Programming Highlights (more...)

Tennessee Shakespeare Company Announces its Ninth Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, today announced its 2016-17 Mainstage season of classical plays in Memphis. (more...)

Penguin Rep Presents DANCING LESSONS by Mark St. Germain
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning theatre in Stony Point, New York, under the leadership of Artistic Director Joe Brancato and Executive Director Andrew M. Horn, presents the New York premiere of Dancing Lessons by Mark St. Germain from August 12 through September 4, 2016. (more...)

Carl Rimi this Weekend at Side Splitters Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Appearing THIS weekend: CARL RIMI July 28 - 31 Since he could remember, Carl Rimi has been entertaining and controlling an audience; whether it be just in front of a group of women, on stage, on the big screen, behind the scenes or even when he was growing up, as long as there is a crowd, Carl will be the center of it.  Since the age of twenty four, he has taken his gift of improvisation and humor to a higher level, performing at clubs and venues all over the U.S. and on several major cruise lines for over 19 years.  Carl has entertained in many major clubs and colleges across the country and is a regular at all three world famous Improv comedy clubs in South Florida.  He has also appeared live at the 2011 Las Vegas comedy festival and the 2013 South Beach Comedy festival.  Carl's ability to deliver intellectual humor and physical comedy in a fast-paced "wham, bam thank you ma'am" style helps turn the mundane into the insane. Carl's amazing energy and his ability to read an audience are his greatest strengths and have made him one of the most sought after comics on the circuit today.   (more...)

VIDEO: The Viola Project Helps Empower Girls Through Shakespeare
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

A Chicago non-profit lets girls explore the works of William Shakespeare while using his classic texts to propel discussions of contemporary issues facing girls and women. (more...)

IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN and More Set for Queens Theatre's 28th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Queens Theatre's new season, which will begin in October 2016 and continue through May 2017, will feature Dance, Theatre and Family programming along with many special events. (more...)

Theatreworks USA Presents Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

This summer Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School. Thanks to the generosity of corporations, foundations, and donors, Theatreworks USA  will be able to send over 12,000 underserved youth to the theatre for FREE! (more...)

Tim Federle, Bess Wohl, Marc Bruni, Leigh Silverman and More Slated for NYMF Panels
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, has announced that they have partnered with The ASCAP Foundation, The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), and SDC Foundation to curate three panel conversations with industry professionals, aimed at providing more insight into the musical development process. (more...)

Telemundo Ranks #1 Among Spanish-Language TV for 3rd Consecutive Weeknight
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Fueled by last night's historic evening of three primetime premieres, “MarTres,” TELEMUNDO ranked #1 among Spanish-language TV for a third consecutive weeknight during 7pm-11pm, averaging 1,757,000 among total viewers (more...)

Jennifer Hudson to Star Opposite Adam Sandler in Netflix's Original Film SANDY WEXLER
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Today, Netflix announced that Academy Award and Grammy Winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls, Sex and The City) will star opposite Adam Sandler in the Netflix original film SANDY WEXLER (more...)

BWW Looks Back On Career of Legendary Director & Writer Garry Marshall
by Richard Best - Jul 20, 2016

Garry Marshall, best known for creating such iconic 1970s' TV shows as 'Happy Days,' 'The Odd Couple,' and for directing such classic films as Pretty Woman' and 'The Princess Diaries,' passed away on Tuesday, July 19th in Burbank, Calif. due to complications from pneumonia following a stroke. He was 81. (more...)

BWW Review: Witty and Goofy, WHISTLE STOP a Playful Riff on the Meet-Cute
by David Fick - Jul 2, 2016

WHISTLE STOP, Ameera Patel's play about a brief encounter between a man and a woman in a park, is being revived at the National Arts Festival by Dark Laugh Theatre Company and Hijinks Theatre this year. Having won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival in 2014, the play is an absurd take on the meet-cute trope that is a staple of romantic comedies. (more...)

BroadHollow Theatre Company Announces Upcoming Winter Season
by Louisa Brady - Jul 2, 2016

BroadHollow Theatre Company has announced its upcoming winter season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: Behind the Scenes - WHO'S JENNA...? to Screen at Golden Door International Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The highly anticipated new Romantic Comedy Who's Jenna...? Will screen at this year's Golden Door International Film Festival. The Red Carpet Event will be held Saturday September 24 at the Historic Lowes Theatre in Jersey City. The majority of the film's cast - including Soprano's star Vincent Pastore, Tracey Birdsall, Lenny Venito, Joseph D'Onofrio, and Bill Sorvino - are expected to attend. Get ready with some behind-the-scenes photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for FringeNYC Premiere of STILL NOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

After a well-received appearance at the 2016 Venus/Adonis Theatre Festival, STILL NOT, a new play by Harrison Bryan, will make its Fringe debut as part of the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC). STILL NOT opens August 15 and plays at The WOW Cafe Theatre. The 75-minute skewed-Romantic Comedy is directed by National Youth Theatre Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Rory Lance. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal and onstage! (more...)

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at TheatreWorks this October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with the regional premiere of Tony Award-nominated Outside Mullingar. Written by John Patrick Shanley, the Oscar, Pulitzer, and Tony Award-winning author of Moonstruck and Doubt, this wry Romantic Comedy tells the tale of two eccentric, lovelorn neighbors split apart by family feuds and rustic fences as they stumble their thorny way toward the brink of happiness. Set amidst the rustic cottages of rural Ireland, this funny, poetic, and deeply moving Broadway hit asks if it is ever too late to take a chance on love. Outside Mullingar was praised by The New York Times as "Shanley's finest work since Doubt," and will be directed by Robert Kelley. (more...)

Junie B. Jones Brings 'SURVIVAL GUIDE' Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

This summer Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School. (more...)

Hershey Felder Stars as Leonard Bernstein in MAESTRO This Fall at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Hershey Felder channels the great composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein in Maestro, a new play with music written and performed by award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder, and directed by Joel Zwick at 59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director). Maestro plays August 31 - October 16. The show opens Sunday, September 11 at 3PM. (more...)

TV One to Premiere New Romantic Comedy A WEEKEND WITH THE FAMILY, 7/17
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

TV One offers a comedic look about acceptance and the importance of family with the television debut of new original movie A WEEKEND WITH THE FAMILY this Sunday, July 17 (more...)

Williams Street Rep's Lab Series Announces 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Williams Street Repertory is excited to announce the 2016/2017 Season of LAB Series. WSR's LAB Series is dedicated to showcasing new scripts, giving the audience an artist's perspective of the play on-the- page. The goal of the series is to offer a public forum, bringing audiences and theatre artists together to share and discuss a wide range of exciting new work. The company hopes to produce a LAB Series reading as a Mainstage production each year. (more...)

New York Asian Film Festival 2016 Announces Audience Award Winners
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Kankuro Kudo's anarchic Japanese comedy Too Young to Die! is the Audience Award Winner of the 15th New York Asian Film Festival, announced the festival's executive director Samuel Jamier today. The event came to a close on Saturday night after screening 51 films over 18 days at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the SVA Theatre in Manhattan. (more...)

Pam Trotter Joins Cast of STELLA'S LAST J-DATE at Whitefire Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Pam Trotter joins the cast of the well-received Whitefire Theatre production of Andy Rooster Bloch's world premiere play STELLA'S LAST J-DATE directed by Bryan Rasmussen, produced by Bloch, Rasmussen, and Scott Disharoon. (more...)

Alicia Silverstone & Ryan Kwanten star in Who Gets The Dog?, Available on Digital HD 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Alicia Silverstone and Ryan Kwanten star in this heartfelt Romantic Comedy about what happens when puppy love goes to the dogs. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company to Present TWELFTH NIGHT as Part of Fearless Shakespeare Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents the gender-bending Romantic Comedy Twelfth Night, or What You Will, performed by the students of the Education Department's Fearless Shakespeare Intensive, adapted and directed by Rubicon's first company member and critically acclaimed actor Joseph Fuqua. This hilarious tale of role reversal, unrequited love and mistaken identity receives a darkly romantic, goth-inspired reimagining by Fuqua and Dramaturg Dr. Jonathan Drahos. Twelfth Night or What You Will plays for only four performances when it opens on July 29. (more...)

Shakespeare to Make Little Theatre of Manchester Debut in TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Magic, mayhem, and mistaken identities come to Manchester this August when Little Theatre of Manchester presents its first Shakespeare play, the irresistible Romantic Comedy TWELFTH NIGHT! (more...)

Rover Dramawerks to Present HEELS OVER HEAD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Rover Dramawerks continues their SWEET 16 Season with the winner of their Rover SECONDS Play Contest, the Romantic Comedy, Heels Over Head by Susan Goodell. Performances will be at Rover's theatre in Plano, located in Ruisseau Village at 221 W. Parker Rd, Suite 580, at the northwest corner of Parker and 75. Performances run July 21 - August 13 on Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m. and on Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Will Feature Five Premieres in 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2016

At the end of a three-day celebration of the Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2016 season and the opening of the new Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts Saturday night, the Festival's artistic directors shifted everybody's sights ahead, and drew more applause and excitement, when they announced the plays for the 2017 season. (more...)

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