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BWW TV: Chatting with Julia Stiles, James Wirt & More on Opening Night of PHOENIX!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 9, 2014

Scott Organ's dark Romantic Comedy Phoenix, directed by Jennifer DeLia and starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Julia Stiles and James Wirt plays a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the opening on Thursday night and below you can check out what the company had to say after the curtain went down! (more...)

Romantic Comedy Drama DON'T KNOW YET Coming to Digital VOD 8/12
by Movies News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Devolver Digital Films is proud to announce the digital VOD release of the whimsical Romantic Comedy-drama, Don't Know Yet. Directed by Terry Linehan, the feature-length feel-good film follows a heartbroken man who lets the hitchhikers he picks up determine his direction and destiny. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 2-8
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 8, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include The Public Theatre's KING LEAR, Constantine Maroulis' return to ROCK OF AGES, the opening of the Off-Broadway production of PHOENIX, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of PHOENIX
by Walter McBride - Aug 8, 2014

Scott Organ's dark Romantic Comedy Phoenix, directed by Jennifer DeLia and starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Julia Stiles and James Wirt plays a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: WHAT IF Writer Elan Mastai Embraces & Subverts Rom-Com Conventions
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 8, 2014

In the new Romantic Comedy, Broadway regulars Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan play a couple who are struggling to stay 'just friends.' In my review, I wrote, 'the chemistry between the two threatens to light the screen on fire.' In advance of the opening in select cities, including New York and Los Angeles, I spoke with director Michael Dowse and screenwriter Elan Mastai about the film. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Take First Bows in PHOENIX at Cherry Lane Theatre
by Walter McBride - Aug 8, 2014

Scott Organ's dark Romantic Comedy Phoenix, directed by Jennifer DeLia and starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Julia Stiles and James Wirt plays a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night curtain call below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
by Walter McBride - Aug 8, 2014

Scott Organ's dark Romantic Comedy Phoenix, directed by Jennifer DeLia and starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Julia Stiles and James Wirt plays a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night after party, at The Leonora in New York City, below! (more...)

Dimond and Kooman's THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES and More Set for Village Theatre's 'Originals Festival', Kicking Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

The Village Theatre is the birthplace of new works such Next to Normal and Million Dollar Quartet. And now, it has announced its lineup for the 14th Annual Village Originals Festival of New Musicals, which runs today, Aug 8 to 17. They will be showcasing six new musicals which have been under development. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Launch Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

From September 4-14, 2014, Houston Ballet launches its 45th season with the company premiere of John Neumeier's three-act ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream. The ballet is based on Shakespeare's lighthearted play of the same name and follows the hijinks and hilarity that ensues when a well-intentioned plan with a love potion goes awry. Created in 1977, A Midsummer Night's Dream has served as Mr. Neumeier's calling card, being seen as one of his most joyous and popular creations. Houston Ballet is the first American ballet company to perform the famous work and it is the first piece by Mr. Neumeier to enter the Houston Ballet repertoire. (more...)

Review Roundup: Daniel Radcliffe Stars in New Romantic Comedy WHAT IF
by Movies News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Daniel Radcliffe stars in his very first Romantic Comedy in 'What If', hitting theaters today, August 8th, in select cities before opening nationwide next week. (more...)

BWW Interviews: WHAT IF Director Michael Dowse Discusses Working with Stage Vets Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 7, 2014

I recently spoke to the director of 'What If,' Michael Dowse, about the film's intelligent, cliche-defying approach to the familiar Rom-Com genre, and directing actors with extensive stage experience like Radcliffe, Kazan, and Driver. I also spoke to screenwriter Elan Mastai, and that conversation will be available on BroadwayWorld tomorrow, as will my review of the film, so check back with us on Friday for all the 'What If' you can handle. (more...)

Gas Lamp Entertainment and Glass Horse Films Team on Horror Thriller LAKE ALICE
by Movies News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Lake Alice, produced by Scott Miller and Lamar Billups, will propel viewers in and out of the killer's perspective while leaving them uncertain of what lies ahead. (more...)

ALMOST, MAINE Comes to The Cape Playhouse, 8/18-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Almost, Maine, the popular Romantic Comedy, wraps up 88th season of The Cape Playhouse in Dennis. Written by John Cariani and directed by Skip Greer, Almost, Maine plays August 18 through 30. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LUCKY ME at NJ Rep - Entertaining, Thought Provoking Comedy
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 6, 2014

'Lucky Me,' written by Robert Caisley and directed by SuzAnne Barabas is now on stage at New Jersey Repertory Company through August 31st. This captivating new comedy is sure to please metropolitan area audiences. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Adds Final Performances of MONSIEUR CHOPIN, 9/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Due to an reception from critics and audiences alike resulting in a sold-out engagement, Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to announce that Hershey Felder's already extended Monsieur Chopin will have one final encore presentation of 10 performances September 16-21, 2014. (more...)

Production Begins on Screen Gems' THE PERFECT GUY, Starring Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy & Morris Chestnut
by Movies News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Principal photography has begun on Screen Gems' thriller 'The Perfect Guy,' starring Sanaa Lathan ('The Best Man Holiday'), Michael Ealy ('Think Like A Man,' 'Think Like A Man 2,' 'About Last Night,' 'Seven Pounds') and Morris Chestnut ('Think Like A Man,' 'Identity Thief,' 'The Best Man Holiday'). The film also stars Charles S. Dutton ('Longmire,' 'Against the Ropes,' 'Cry the Beloved Country,' 'Alien 3'), Rutina Wesley ('True Blood') and Kathryn Morris ('Cold Case'). Directed by David M. Rosenthal ('A Single Shot,' 'Janie Jones'), the film is produced by Tommy Oliver ('1982,' 'Kinyarwanda'), Darryl Taja ('New IN Town'), Nicole Rocklin ('The Magnificent Cooly-T,' 'Middle of Nowhere') and Wendy Rhoads ('The Haunting in Connecticut,' 'Because I Said So') and will shoot on locations throughout Los Angeles. (more...)

Theatre Harrisburg to Open Season with THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, 9/5-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Theatre Harrisburg opens its 89th Mainstage season with the classic Romantic Comedy THE PHILADELPHIA STORY. Presented at the Krevsky Production Center in uptown Harrisburg, performances are scheduled for September 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14. Curtain times are Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays are 2:00 p.m. All tickets, available at (717) 214-ARTS, are priced at $25 except Wednesday, September 10 when all tickets are $20. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY is sponsored by L. B. Smith Lincoln. (more...)

TWELFTH NIGHT to Play Crucible Stage Prior to National Tour; 18 Sept - 18 Oct
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Rehearsals are now underway for Sheffield Theatres' and English Touring Theatre's co-production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, which takes to the Crucible stage from Thursday 18 September to Saturday 18 October, prior to a six-date national tour. (more...)

Content Picks up International Sales Rights to Sci-Fi Thriller 400 DAYS
by Movies News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

It was announced today that Content Film, the worldwide sales arm of Content Media Corporation Ltd., has acquired international sales rights to the high concept sci-fi thriller 400 DAYS, starring Caity Lotz (THE MACHINE, THE PACT, ARROW), Brandon Routh (SUPERMAN RETURNS, ARROW), Dane Cook (GOOD LUCK CHUCK, DAN IN REAL LIFE) and Ben Feldman (CLOVERFIELD, FRIDAY THE 13th, MAD MEN). (more...)

Watch on Amazon Instant Video Today: Amazon Debuts Five New Original Comedy and Drama Pilots
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Amazon today launched its third pilot season, calling on customers in the US and UK to watch a brand new slate of original comedy and drama pilots, and provide feedback to help determine which shows should be made into Amazon Original Series. The line-up includes everything from a visit to modern day Paris, a psycho-physiological illness spread through social media, the humor and complexities of marriage, a New Jersey 1980's flashback, and a mysterious thriller. The pilots can be viewed with the Amazon Instant Video app available on Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire tablets, Fire phone, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, as well as hundreds of other connected devices such as smart TVs-or customers can visit amazonoriginals.com to watch online. (more...)

Alex Breaux and Madeline Weinstein Join Roundabout's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced additional casting for The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry,' Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie,' Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold begins preview performances on Thursday, October 2, 2014 and opens officially on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42ndStreet). This is a limited engagement. The cast also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' Final casting to be announced. (more...)

BWW Profile: Mark Ruffalo Emmy Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Jennifer McHugh - Aug 22, 2014

Mark Ruffalo first burst onto the scene in the critical darling, YOU CAN COUNT ON ME in 2000. With his first major role, he was on every critic's must-watch list immediately. Since then, he's never stopped working. 'The Normal Heart' is Ruffalo's first major role on television, and clearly the Emmy community, along with the rest of us, stood up and took notice. His 2014 Emmy nomination is yet another addition to his length list of past nominations in a career that spans nearly two decades. (more...)

Rachel Gordon, Christopher Stollery and More to Star in Darlinghurst Theatre Company's DAYLIGHT SAVING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Darlinghurst Theatre Company today announced the cast for Daylight Saving, the final play in their inaugural season at Eternity Playhouse. The deliciously fast-paced comedy about love, loneliness, food and friendship opens 4 November. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Westport Country Playhouse's THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse stages Alan Ayckbourn's Romantic Comedy, 'Things We Do for Love,' through Sunday, September 7, directed by Tony Award nominee John Tillinger, a veteran director of many Ayckbourn plays on Broadway and at the Playhouse. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Planet Ant Theatre's 2014-2015 Season to Include THE BIG STORY OF LAZARUS SMALL, WE HAVE YOUR SON & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Planet Ant Theatre will kick off its 2014-2015 season September 5 with the world premiere of The Big Story of Lazarus Small by local playwright Linda Ramsey-Detherage. In addition the theatre is excited to announce its full 2014-2015 season of shows. Complete performance and season schedules follow this release. (more...)

SELFIE, A TO Z & More Among New Shows Now Available on Hulu
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Watch the Series Premiere BEFORE it airs - Instafamous Eliza Dooley has 263,000 followers who hang on to her every post, tweet and selfie. (more...)

Breaking News: CABARET Officially Finds Its Next 'Sally Bowles'; Show Extends Through Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced celebrated film star & Golden Globe nominee Emma Stone will join the cast of the Tony Award-winning CABARET and make her Broadway debut starring as 'Sally Bowles' from November 11, 2014 through February 1, 2015. Current 'Sally Bowles' Michelle Williams will play her final performance on November 9, 2014. (more...)

PHOENIX with Julia Stiles and James Wirt Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The sold-out limited engagement of director Jennifer DeLia's fresh take on Scott Organ's play PHOENIX, starring Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Julia Stiles and James Wirt, has been extended by popular demand for four additional performances. PHOENIX will play the additional performances Monday, August 25 at 8pm, Tuesday, August 26 at 8pm, Wednesday, August 27 at 8pm and Thursday, August 28 at 8pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe on Returning to HARRY POTTER: 'I'd Never Say Never'
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Daniel Radcliffe stopped by CBS's THE TALK to discuss his new Romantic Comedy 'What If' and bring a Fool's Gold sandwich to try that was featured in the film and made famous by Elvis Presley. (more...)

Diane Keaton to Receive Golden Icon Award at Zurich Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Diane Keaton will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year's Festival. In addition to receiving ZFF's Golden Icon Award, Keaton will present her latest film, the Romantic Comedy AND SO IT GOES (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 8/22/2014 - 8/22/2014
by BWW - Aug 17, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 8/22/2014 - 8/22/2014! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Inside PHOENIX's Post-Show Talkback with Julia Stiles, James Wirt & Jennifer Delia
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 16, 2014

Scott Organ's dark Romantic Comedy Phoenix, directed by Jennifer DeLia and starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Julia Stiles and James Wirt recently opened at the Cherry Lane Theatre(38 Commerce Street), where it plays a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23. Julia, James and Jennifer just took past in a special post-show talkback with IMPACT Theatre Group, and BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive highlights from inside the event below! (more...)

Houston Ballet to Launch 45th Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 9/4-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

From September 4-14, 2014, Houston Ballet launches its 45th season with the company premiere of John Neumeier's visually stunning three-act ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Radcliffe, Kazan Avoid Rom-Com Cliches in WHAT IF, Open Today
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 15, 2014

Despite the fact that it is led by two adorably dorky characters, it features Sorkin-level intelligent banter, and it consciously avoids all of the genre's cliches, 'What If;' the new movie starring Broadway regulars Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan; is a tried-and-true Romantic-Comedy at heart. Opening in select cities today, before expanding nationwide next week, 'What If' hits many of the familiar Rom-Com beats, without ever feeling like we've been there before. (more...)

ALMOST, MAINE and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Set for Shakespeare Rep's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Shakespeare Rep has announced its 2014-15 season line-up. A Season of Wonders will pair two enchanting romantic comedies that spotlight the magic of love: Almost, Maine by John Cariani and William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

FOX ON THE FAIRWAY, PERSUASION, RAW and More Set for Ross Valley Players' 85th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Ross Valley Players have announced their 2014 - 2015 season which celebrates their 85th consecutive year. (more...)

Cristin Milioti's New NBC Comedy A TO Z Premiering on iHeartRadio Today!
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Cristin Milioti's new NBC Romantic Comedy A TO Z will release its debut episode on the Clear Channel digital platform and app ( (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barrington Stage Company's DANCING LESSONS with Paige Davis & John Cariani Opens
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 14, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the world premiere of Dancing Lessons, the new Romantic Comedy by playwright and BSC Associate Artist Mark St. Germain from August 7 - 24. The production officially opened last night, and BroadwayWorld was on the scene to bring you complete photo coverage! (more...)

The Dallas Opera in Partnership with Klyde Warren Park Presents THE 2014 OPENING NIGHT SIMULCAST IN THE PARK, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Now anyone and everyone can join in the thrill of opening night at the opera! The Dallas Opera and the Sheila and Jody Grant Opera Discovery Program, with support from the AT&T Performing Arts Center, present an evening of FREE entertainment at Dallas's popular Klyde Warren Park, the second annual “Dallas Opera Opening Night Simulcast in the Park” featuring Mozart's class-conscious Romantic Comedy, The Marriage of Figaro. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Enthralling DANCING LESSONS at Barrington Stage Co.
by Larry Murray - Aug 14, 2014

When a professor with Asperger's Syndrome needs DANCING LESSONS, he meets an injured dancer, and they both find life lessons in this uplifting and Romantic Comedy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Glenn Close Visits Julia Stiles at PHOENIX!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Scott Organ's dark Romantic Comedy Phoenix, directed by Jennifer DeLia and starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Julia Stiles and James Wirt recently opened at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street), where it plays a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23. Glenn Close just came to see Stiles, her co-star in the upcoming film adaptation of The Great Gilly Hopkins, and you can check out a photo from backstage below. (more...)

Janet Dacal to Perform at Havana 1957, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

After much success in Los Angeles, Janet Dacal brings her intimate evening of American Songbook classics infused with Cuban rhythms to Miami's Havana 1957 Restaurant's Brickell location on Saturday, August 23rd at 11pm. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley to Star in Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Revival at Paper Mill; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. (more...)

Director Jennifer DeLia Responds to Criticism of the 'Not-So-Conventional' PHOENIX in New Essay
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Scott Organ's dark Romantic Comedy Phoenix, directed by Jennifer DeLia and starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Julia Stiles and James Wirt is currently playing a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23 at the Cherry Lane Theatre - and DeLia has penned a new essay defending the unconventional piece and the creative team's artistic choices. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Look at 14th Annual Village Originals Festival of New Musicals
by Jay Irwin - Aug 12, 2014

It's a musical theater nerd's paradise and as a nerd one of my favorite times of the year. Village Theatre has once again brought together an incredible weekend of new works for workshop readings and one full production. Five shows put up for one performance as readings with music stands and scripts in hand and then one larger production put up for two weekends. And while the weekend may be over (and only for members anyway) there's still time to see the larger production and I've got some wonderful photos for you all. But let's start with the production you can still see and then we'll move onto the workshops. (more...)

Mena Suvari, Chloe Sevigny & More Set for Amazon's Third Pilot Season, Premiering 8/28
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Amazon today announced it will debut its highly anticipated third pilot season August 28 on Amazon Instant Video in the US and the UK. (more...)

Amazon's Third Pilot Season Will Premiere August 28 in the US and UK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Five pilots will be available including half hour comedies The Cosmopolitans, Really and Red Oaks, and hour-long dramatic thrillers Hand of God and Hysteria. The pilots come from renowned creators including Shaun Cassidy, Jay Chandrasekhar, Marc Forster, David Gordon Green, Steven Soderbergh and Whit Stillman, and star Selma Blair, Adam Brody, Sarah Chalke, Dana Delany, Ron Perlman, Paul Reiser, Chloe Sevigny and Mena Suvari. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S THE TEMPEST Combines Enchantment and the Wonder of First Love
by Shari Barrett - Aug 11, 2014

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S THE TEMPEST, the last of his romantic comedies, was written in 1610 and published in 1623. This great Romantic Comedy has it all: danger, intrigue, politics, revenge, a mighty sorcerer, and his beautiful daughter who falls deeply in love at first sight with the handsome prince who is so conveniently shipwrecked near her island home. THE TEMPEST still exerts an influence over popular culture four centuries later, ranging from "Forbidden Planet" to "Gilligan's Island" to "Lost." (more...)

Darlinghurst Theatre Company to Stage THE MOTHERF**CKER WITH THE HAT, Begin. 19 September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Darlinghurst Theatre Company presents a high-octane verbal cage match about love, fidelity and a misplaced hat. The Tony Award-winning Broadway hit The Motherf**ker with the Hat plays from 19 September to 19 October at Eternity Playhouse. (more...)

Priscilla Lopez Stars in SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES, Coming 10/7
by Movies News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Breaking Glass Pictures will be releasing Sleeping with the Fishes, a quirky Romantic Comedy about one girl's journey of self-discovery and the dynamics of her zany Latino Jewish family on October 7, 2014. (more...)

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