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Montana Repertory Theatre Celebrates 50th Anniversary with BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at The Grand
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The stage of The Grand 1894 Opera House is transformed into a cramped, sixth-floor walk-up apartment in New York's Greenwich Village for the delightful Neil Simon Romantic Comedy, Barefoot in the Park, performed by the Montana Repertory Theatre, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: The Mint's YOURS UNFAITHFULLY, An Intriguing 1930s Look At Open Marriage
by Michael Dale - Jan 31, 2017

Teetering somewhere between an incisive study of human fidelity and a sexy comedy of manners, Miles Malleson's Yours Unfaithfully is the kind of play that, under different circumstances, might have been made into a classic Hollywood Romantic Comedy starring Doris Day, Rock Hudson and Tony Randall. (more...)

LOVE>> Film Screenings Presents Filmmakers Trumping Hate
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

'As artists, we have to respond; we have to say something...' chandra thomas, an actor-writer-producer, made that statement to a friend after the 2016 election during the heightening spike in hate and violence against marginalized people in this country. (more...)

Telemundo to Announce 2017 BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS Finalists 2/7
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The announcement will be immediately followed by a lively round table discussion, featuring Latin boy-band CNCO, Puerto Rican urban artist Farruko and Regional Mexican artist Adriel Favela, among others, who will offer their reactions. (more...)

Urban Movie Channel's February Slate Features Exclusive Streaming Premieres
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

A celebration of black history and romance, Urban Movie Channel (UMC) presents two new exclusive streaming premieres fitting for both Black History Month and Valentine's Day. (more...)

BroadHollow Theatre to Present SHE LOVES ME This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

BroadHollow Theatre Company presents SHE LOVES ME, the musical by Masteroff, Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick, at The Bayway Arts Center, 265 East Main Street, East Islip, running February 11, 2017 - February 26, 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mint Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of YOURS UNFAITHFULLY
by Linda Lenzi - Jan 27, 2017

Mint Theater presents the World Premiere of Yours Unfaithfully by Miles Malleson, an 'un-Romantic Comedy' about the price of free love. Mint Artistic Director Jonathan Bank directs a cast that features Todd Cerveris (South Pacific, Twentieth Century - Broadway), Mikaela Izquierdo (Cyrano de Bergerac­ - Broadway; The New York Idea, Gabriel - Atlantic Theater), Elisabeth Gray ('Understudies,' Breakfast at Tiffany's - Broadway), Stephen Schnetzer (Broadway - Wit,The Goat, 'Another World'), and 2015 Tony & Drama Desk Award nominee, Max von Essen (An American In Paris). (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group to Stage LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST and THE BROKEN HEART in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre with its spring 2017 repertory productions of William Shakespeare's Love's Labor's Lost and John Ford's The Broken Heart. (more...)

Lea Michele Dishes on Her Very Vocal PLACES Album
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Lea Michele's new album is on its way.  She told Billboard, 'I sat back and listened to all of the songs that I grew up listening to, and most of them were Celine Dion, four-minute-long vocal Olympics. This is a vocal album, and there are definitely love songs in there, but there's also a sense of freedom. I went back and listened to all of the divas that I loved, and tried to find how that music resonates for me, in 2017." (more...)

Samuel Goldwyn Films & AMBI Group Team on Release of Thriller LAVENDER
by Movies News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Samuel Goldwyn Films and AMBI Group will partner on the domestic release for the anticipated thriller, LAVENDER. (more...)

Expanded & Remastered Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition SINGLES: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Out 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Epic Soundtrax and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Cameron Crowe's groundbreaking Romantic Comedy, 'Singles,' with the release of a newly expanded and remastered edition of the Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack-Deluxe Edition album on Friday, May 19. (more...)

Mint Theater's World Premiere of YOURS UNFAITHFULLY Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Tomorrow, Thursday, is Opening Night for Mint Theater's World Premiere of Yours Unfaithfully by Miles Malleson, an "un-Romantic Comedy" about the price of free love.  (more...)

Go Comedy! Presents a Show about Music and Much More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Go Comedy! is set to present a new original comedy, Now That's What I Call A Show About Music; the return of its annual short-form improv tournament, Itty Bits; a special Valentine's Day All Star Showdown; and a lot more this February. (more...)

BWW Review: Next Stop's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Warm Winter Fare
by Andrew White - Jan 24, 2017

Adventurous theatre-goers, take note: a short drive beyond the Beltway, just off the Dulles Access Road, sits Next Stop Theatre Company, a troupe with a growing reputation for solid acting; their current production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing is an excellent introduction to the growing theatre scene in Herndon, Reston and beyond-a scene which will become much closer as the Silver Line makes its progress to Dulles Airport. (more...)

Photo Flash: Step Into the World of Flappers and Speakeasies with Orlando Shakespeare Theater's Production of LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents William Shakespeare's comedy, Love's Labour's Lost from February 22 - March 24, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. Set in the Roaring Twenties, Love's Labour's Lost will play in repertory with F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (February 8 - March 26, 2017). Tickets ($25 - $50) to both productions are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 22, 2017
by - Jan 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

First Look: Fleeing from DC to Messina NextStop's "Much Ado About Nothing"
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

As the 2017 inauguration arrived, leaving many in the Washington, D.C.-area fleeing the city to avoid crowds, NextStop Theatre opened their first two performances of 2017 to packed houses of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing", now appearing through February 12, 2017. Inside a 114-seat black box theatre, just 20 miles west of the nation's capital, in Herndon, Virginia, "the original Romantic Comedy", whisks audiences off to the sun-drenched sandy beaches of Messina, Italy. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/21/2017
by - Jan 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/21/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 21, 2017
by - Jan 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

All Aboard The Washington Stage Guild's LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Washington Stage Guild continues its 30th anniversary season with a pearl of a Romantic Comedy, Arlene Hutton's charming LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC. On the train carrying F. Scott Fitzgerald's and Nathaniel West's coffins across the country, a young couple, each returning home from unexpected disappointment, begins a journey to life together that takes several detours, in this WWII-era story of thwarted dreams that lead to unexpected opportunities.  (more...)

West of 10th Stages Paul Weitz's LONELY, I'M NOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

West of 10th is currently presenting Lonely, I'm Not by Paul Weitz at The Workshop Theater in New York City for a limited engagement now through January 22nd. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Presents SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Oscar-winning Romantic Comedy about Shakespeare and his Chamberlain's Men returns to its rightful home-the stage. Imagine a young playwright on the make struggling to write his new tragic love story, "Romeo and Ethel, The Pirate's Daughter." The title just doesn't have the right ring-and young Will Shakespeare knows it. He's got writer's block and must do something quickly. (more...)

Echo Theater Company Kicks off 2017 with Bittersweet Romance FOUND DOG RIBBON DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Alana Dietze (A Small Fire, Dry Land) directs the world premiere of a bittersweet Romantic Comedy about loneliness, oxytocin - and the healing power of Whitney Houston. The Echo Theater Company opens The Found Dog Ribbon Dance by Dominic Finocchiaro on January 21 at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Theater To Go Presents LOVE IS IN THE AIR this Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

To celebrate Valentine's Day, T2G is presenting LOVE IS IN THE AIR- 4 Staged Readings of Plays about LOVE! at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing over 4 Friday nights in February and March. Get your tickets and more information now at Brown Paper Tickets and bring your honey! Refreshments will be served. (more...)

BWW Review: PROMISES, PROMISES, Southwark Playhouse
by Debbie Gilpin - Jan 18, 2017

Opening Southwark Playhouse's 2017 season, following a seasonal run of Kiki's Delivery Service in The Large, is a revival of Neil Simon's musical Promises, Promises. Based on the Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond film The Apartment, it incorporates the music of Bacharach and David, including hits such as 'I'll Never Fall In Love Again'. (more...)

Gary Owen Brings Side-Splitting Comedy to Orleans Showroom 3/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Comedian and actor Gary Owen will come to The Orleans Showroom on March 3-4. (more...)

40th Season Brings New Name And Summer Line-up To Pittsburgh Festival Opera   
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Pittsburgh Festival Opera is the new name of Western Pennsylvania's innovative and nimble opera company, formerly known as Opera Theater of Pittsburgh. Now an acclaimed American summer opera festival, Pittsburgh Festival Opera's rebranding celebrates the four-decade history of the organization and positions the company as it expands to a six-week season in multiple venues in 2017. (more...)

A Love Story For All Comes To The Depot Theatre In March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

From acclaimed triple-threat, actor-writer-director, Monica Zanetti, comes a brand new Romantic Comedy in the tradition of Holding the Man. Ellie, Abbie & Ellie's Dead Aunt is a touching and timely look into the heart of a teenager as she struggles with her sexuality and her simple wish to ask a girl to the formal. (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...)

Irving Franco's CHEERLEADER Is Not Your Typical High School Story at 2017 Winter Film Awards Festival
by Movies News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Irving Franco's debut feature flick Cheerleader seamlessly flows into this beloved genre. See the NYC Premiere of Cheerleader on Sunday February 26 at the 2017 Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival. (more...)

NIKOLA TESLA DROPS THE BEAT and More Set for Adirondack Theatre Festival's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Adirondack Theatre Festival (ATF) announces its 23rd season - the third for Producing Artistic Director, Chad Rabinovitz.  Rabinovitz will again bring an entire season of major new works to ATF with a team of top-level professional artists, offering experiences that cannot be found anywhere else in the world - only in Glens Falls.  (more...)

Netflix to Deliver Biggest & Most Diverse Programming Slate in Network's History
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Internet TV knows no time slot, no genre and no geographic bounds. Freed from these constraints, Netflix is able to program for over 93 million unique tastes of entertainment lovers around the world (more...)

LOVE ACTUALLY Among Valentine-Themed Titles Available on Amazon
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

America's most loved and most dreaded holiday is almost here! Whether you are single, happily married or falling head-over-heels, Amazon is here to offer entertainment for everyone no matter your status. (more...)

Shakespeare's Battle of the Sexes Is On in GTA's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Beginning appropriately on Valentine's Day, the Gainesville Theatre Alliance invites audiences to the world of Shakespearean comedy and romance in the Italian countryside with Much Ado About Nothing. While witty and fiery Benedick and Beatrice swear never to marry, lovers Claudio and Hero can't find the altar quick enough.  (more...)

Circle Circle dot dot Announces Premiere of SAN DIEGO, I LOVE YOU (THE MUSICAL)
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Join Circle Circle dot dot for their annual (but brand new) site-specific and traveling romantic-comedy.  This year's walking romance is taking place in the businesses and corridors of the beautifully transformed Arts District Liberty Station. This year's rendition of the audience-favorite roving production will feature live original music and is titled San Diego, I Love You (The Musical)!  (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, and More Lead Cleveland Play House 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Cleveland Play House's newly announced 2017-18 Season contains a wide range of work certain to captivate, enlighten, excite and engage Cleveland audiences. Bursting with action, adventure, romance, and suspense, audiences will find joy in unexpected places in each production this Season.  The Season will include a swashbuckling Romantic Comedy, an urgent revival of an international classic, soul-shaking gospel performances, a political thriller from a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, a Tony Award-winning musical, and an electrifying athletic drama that packs a punch. With characters ranging from rebels and outsiders, to misfits, revolutionaries and geniuses, audiences will be swept up into the stories of one and all, and will be reminded that the most efficient way to resolve conflict whether on the stage or in life, is through collaboration.   (more...)

Lott Entertainment Presents' 2017 Spring Lineup Explores Themes of Race, Sexuality and a Journey through Music
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Lott Entertainment Presents' spring lineup will take fans on an epic journey through Cherokee country, into a world of whimsical sexual exploration-one that is taking Off Broadway by storm-and, finally, into a multi-genre glimpse into the lives of six different musicians, all portrayed by one man. All performances will take place at Lott Entertainment Presents' new home in the Neuhaus Theatre at the Alley Theatre. (more...)

Author and Comedian Hannah Hart Signs First Look Deal with Lionsgate
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), a premier next generation global content leader, announces its first-look deal with comedic entertainer and author, Hannah Hart (Dirty 30, Camp Takota). (more...)

Echo Theater Company's bittersweet romantic comedy FOUND DOG RIBBON DANCE Extends Through 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

World premiere of The Found Dog Ribbon Dance  has been xtended through March 12. Professional cuddler Norma's quest to return a lost dog to its rightful owner leads her to encounter a slew of oddballs and maybe even discover a second chance at love. A bittersweet Romantic Comedy about loneliness, oxytocin, and the healing power of Whitney Houston. (more...)

Bid on Tickets to Meet Wayne Brady and See HAMILTON in Chicago With Charitybuzz!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 15, 2017

Are you over the moon about Wayne Brady's return to the stage as Aaron Burr but can't get your hands on Hamilton tickets? With Charitybuzz, your dream is now a little closer than it seemed! The online donation-based auction platform has launched an auction to meet five-time Emmy Award winner Wayne Brady and score a pair of premium orchestra tickets to see Hamilton in Chicago. (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Everyone's Favorite Turn of the Century Reporter, Kara Lindsay!
by Broadwaysted - Feb 14, 2017

Extra! Extra! Mix together alcohol, the Broadwaysted Crew, and NEWSIES and WICKED star Kara Lindsay and 'Watch What Happens!' This week we pour out red wine, tequila, and whiskey and Kara spills about her experiences in NEWSIES on Broadway and in the upcoming Fathom Events film! (more...)

Ambreen Razia's THE DIARY OF A HOUNSLOW GIRL to Launch UK Tour This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

An acerbic comedy told through the sharp, straight-talking voice of an aspirational 16 year old British Muslim girl; The Diary of a Hounslow Girl returns as emerging actress Nyla Levy takes on the lead role in Ambreen Razia's witty debut following its 2016 national tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: LOVE'S, LABOR'S, LOST at Chicago Shakespeare's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents Shakespeare's playful Romantic Comedy Love's Labor's Lost, staged by acclaimed director Marti Maraden as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. Four gentlemen foreswear love and worldly pleasures for scholarly pursuits, only to be put to the test by the arrival of four beautiful ladies from the French Court-and the ensuing hysterical misadventures. (more...)

The Theater Bug Presents THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Proteus and his undying love for his high school sweetheart, Julia, sets the stage for this delightful Romantic Comedy. All is well until Proteus travels to Milan to visit his best friend, Valentine, and meets the totally righteous babe, Sylvia. (more...)

Virginia Rep to Present DANCING LESSONS at Hanover Tavern
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre opens Dancing Lessons, by Mark St. Germain, February 24, 2017 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road Hanover, Virginia 23069. The show runs through March 26, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS Shines at Horizon Theatre
by Sally Henry - Feb 13, 2017

For every 'what if' you've asked in a dating relationship, 'What if I just hadn't been...?' or 'What if he hadn't said...?' Horizon Theatre's CONSTELLATIONS has an answer. And another. And another. (more...)

Old School Square to Present Nine Spectacular Concerts & Shows in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Old School Square is presenting nine spectacular shows and concerts in March. Tickets for all of them are available for online purchase now atwww.OldSchoolSquare.org. (more...)

Identical Twins Sierra & Lauren Tothero will Lead Titan Theatre Co's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Titan Theatre Company Artistic Director Lenny Banovez and Managing Director Kevin Beebee announced today the concept, full cast and creative team for Titan Theatre Company's exciting new production of TWELFTH NIGHT, Shakespeare's beautiful Romantic Comedy. Performances begin at Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Park on March 24th, 2017, and will run through April 9th, 2017. (more...)

Freeform Launches New Digital Short-Form Series MY BOYFRIEND IS A ROBOT
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Freeform premieres its newest digital short-form series, MY BOYFRIEND IS A ROBOT, a romantic fish-out-of-water comedy centering on the relationship between a girl and her boyfriend – who happens to be a robot. (more...)

Lowry's Spotlight Theatre presents SABRINA FAIR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Lowry's Spotlight Theatre's production of " Sabrina Fair"  previews February 17 and runs February 18 through March 18 at the John Hand Theater in Lowry with performances on Fridays, Saturdays and Monday, February 27 at 7:30.p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $13 - $23 and available by calling 720-880-8727 or online at www.thisisspotlight.com. (more...)

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