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VIDEO: Watch Trailer for Second Season of MTV's FAKING IT
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

MTV has debuted the trailer for the highly anticipated second season of its hit comedy series “Faking It” which premieres on Tuesday, September 23 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Get a first look below! (more...)

VS. Theatre and Firefly Theater & Films to Present Revised Version of COMPLETENESS, 11/6-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The award-winning companies VS. Theatre and Firefly Theater & Films are co-producing the West Coast Premiere of a newly revised version of Itamar Moses' COMPLETENESS. (more...)

Montego Glover and More to Star in The Old Globe's THE ROYALE; Cast & Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Marco Ramirez's ('Orange is the New Black,' 'Sons of Anarchy') wildly theatrical new play The Royale, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning and Drama Desk Award-nominated Rachel Chavkin. Founding Artistic Director of New York's the TEAM, Chavkin most recently won accolades for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Post Critics's Picks, and Top Ten of 2012 and 2013). The Royale will run October 4 to November 2 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run October 4 - 8. Opening night is Thursday, October 9 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Preview: What Do You Mean You Don't Watch THE MINDY PROJECT?
by Jennifer McHugh - Sep 9, 2014

With two seasons under their belt, 'The Mindy Project' has quickly become one of my favorite comedies on television. Under the brilliant Mindy Kahling's writing staff and a cast of unbelievable actors, this show never fails to disappoint. So if you haven't jumped in yet, allow me to bring you up to speed. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver to Host THIRTEEN's Weekly Series THEATER CLOSE UP Premiering 10/2
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Beyond the bright lights of Broadway - the electric signage that led to its moniker as 'The Great White Way' -- exists another world: Off-Broadway, a varied and rich wellspring of creativity and innovation. (more...)

Tickets to Go on Sale 9/14 for 'DIRTY DANCING' in Atlanta This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta has announced that individual tickets for the Atlanta premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage at the Fox Theatre will go on sale September 14 at 10 a.m. (more...)

'Schmoolie the Deathwatcher' is in Post Production in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ After a week of shooting, the dark comedy starring one of Hollywood's most familiar faces is 'in the can' and being edited. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE 3RD ANNUAL NYACK FILM FESTIVAL (A Runaway Success)
by Peter Danish - Sep 7, 2014

3rd Annual Nyack Film Festival huge success! (more...)

First Look: Rodney Ascher's Chilling Horror Doc THE NIGHTMARE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

Production wrapped last week in Los Angeles on THE NIGHTMARE – the latest film from acclaimed director Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237) and Content. (more...)

Frances O'Conner Cast as Belle's Mother on ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Australian actress Frances O'Connor will portray Belle's mom, 'Colette' in the upcoming season of ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME. (more...)

SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL Highlight Queens Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Queens Theatre (QT) is pleased to announce an exciting and wildly entertaining line-up for the 2014-2015 season. The fun begins on with Alan Safier as George Burns in the Tony-nominated play Say Goodnight Gracie, a hilarious celebration of the life of George Burns, and continues all season long with an overflowing assortment of comedy, music and dance. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sara Webb Talks Houston Ballet's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Katricia Lang - Sep 5, 2014

Houston Ballet's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, choreographed by John Neumeier, is a mix of neo-classical ballet, classical ballet, and the bard's timeless tale. In this interview, BWW had the pleasure of talking to Sara Webb, principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and Hippolyta and Hermia in this classic Romantic Comedy. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Sets 2015 Season: TWELFTH NIGHT, LIFE IS A DREAM & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater today announced its plans for 2015 season, which includes boldly imagined productions of two of Shakespeare's greatest works, a beautiful new adaptation of a classic from the Spanish Golden Age of Drama, and an outrageously funny romp from a modern American master. The season will feature the company directing debut of Magic Theatre's Producing Artistic Director Loretta Greco, and the return of directors Amanda Dehnert (The Verona Project) and Christopher Liam Moore (Lady Windermere's Fan) in addition to artistic director Jonathan Moscone. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Hugh Grant Returns to Romantic Comedy in THE REWRITE
by Movies News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Hugh Grant will appear in his first Romantic Comedy in five years when his new film THE REWRITE hits theaters on Wednesday, October 8th. (more...)

Miramax Acquires U.S. Distribution Rights to MR. HOLMES, Starring Ian McKellen
by Movies News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Global film and television studio Miramax announced today that it has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Mr. Holmes and will partner with Roadside Attractions on domestic theatrical distribution of the film. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Paige Davis and Barrington Stage's DANCING LESSONS Take on Ice Bucket Challenge
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2014

Broadway's Paige Davis, star John Cariani and the crew of Barrington Stage's DANCING LESSONS took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - check out their submission below! (more...)

SYLVIA, ENRON, 4000 MILES and More Set for 2nd Story Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Cats may have nine lives, but 2nd Story's top dog, Sylvia, has two. AR Gurney's personable pooch is making a return visit to satisfy all the customers who were turned away during last spring's sold out run. The eight-performance rerun will be from September 4 - September 14. In early October, 2nd Story kicks off its GR8 Season -- eight great plays -- four UpStage and four Down. (more...)

John Stamos to Lead ABC Midseason Drama MEMBERS ONLY; New Comedy Series Role Also on Tap
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

John Stamos will take on the starring role in ABC's midseason drama series MEMBERS ONLY. In addition, the 'Full House' star will join forces with producer Dan Fogelman on a comedy series, in which he will topline and executive produce. (more...)

Steven Dietz's PRIVATE EYES to Open 9/20 at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Shakespeare & Company unleashes its Fall Season with the hilarious thriller Private Eyes written by Steven Dietz and directed by Jonathan Croy. Private Eyes runs weekends only in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre September 20 - November 9. (more...)

Disney Channel's ZAPPED, Justin Bieber: Limitless Among New Digital Releases from MarVista Digital Entertainment
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

From teen and family comedies to sci-fi disasters to pop star documentaries, there is entertainment for everyone this fall with a slate of star-driven films, limited series and an all-new music documentary from MarVista Digital Entertainment (more...)

The Arvada Center to Present Creede Rep's THE LAST ROMANCE, 9/26-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Arvada Center will host the critically acclaimed Creede Repertory Theatre's (CRT) presentation of The Last Romance by Joe DiPietro in the Black Box Theater. Previews are September 26 through 28 at 7:30 p.m. nightly, opening Tuesday, September 30 through October 26. (more...)

The Dallas Opera to Present THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, Opening 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The Dallas Opera's thrilling season-opening production of the 2014-2015 'Heights of Passion' Season is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, a revolutionary Romantic Comedy filled with memorable music and unforgettable characters. The Marriage of Figaro opens on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District at 2403 Flora Street. (more...)

Scoop: MANHATTAN LOVE STORY on ABC - Tuesday, September 30, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on MANHATTAN LOVE STORY, airing on ABC on Tuesday, September 30, 2014! (more...)

Dallas Opera to Premiere New Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

DALLAS, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 —The Dallas Opera's thrilling season-opening production of the 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, a revolutionary Romantic Comedy filled with memorable music and unforgettable characters. The Marriage of Figaro opens on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District at 2403 Flora Street. (more...)

Review Roundup: Alliance Theatre's BULL DURHAM- Updating Live!
by Review Roundups - Sep 18, 2014

Alliance Theatre just opened the world premiere of BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film. Directed by Kip Fagan (Off-Broadway: The Revisionist), BULL DURHAM has a book by Academy Award-nomineeRon Shelton (director and screenwriter of the Bull Durham movie) and music and lyrics by Susan Werner, whom the Chicago Tribune called, 'one of the most innovative songwriters working today.' Broadway veterans John Behlmann, Melissa Errico, and Will Swenson star as the Veteran catcher 'Crash' Davis (Swenson), rookie pitcher Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoosh (Behlmann) and Annie Savoy (Errico). (more...)

VIDEO: Trailer - New AOL Series MAKING A SCENE WITH JAMES FRANCO Debuts Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Below, get a a first look at AOL's original online-video program MAKING A SCENE WITH JAMES FRANCO, a 10-episode series featuring the actor along with Scott Haze and Ahna O'Reilly. (more...)

MUCH ADO ABOUT LOVE to Put a Twist on Shakespeare in Tomorrow's NYC Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

An industry-only workshop reading of the award winning a new play, Much Ado About Love will be held on September 17, 2014 in New York City. (more...)

BWW Previews: West Coast Premiere of HOW I FELL IN LOVE by Joel Fields Presented by Collaborative Artists Ensemble, 10/17
by Shari Barrett - Sep 16, 2014

According to D.H. Lawrence, "We have made a great mess of love since we made an ideal of it." HOW I FELL IN LOVE centers on two lost souls, Nessa and Todd, each haplessly seeking their ideal romantic partner as they stumble into adulthood alone in the City of the Angels. When they accidentally find their way into each other's lives while seeking professional help, they soon discover their individual stories may be more intertwined than they could ever have imagined, leading each to start questioning the meaning of fate, friendship, and true love. Can two people not attracted to each other actually be perfect life partners? With the audience acting as their sounding board, Nessa and Todd's story unfolds amid the many twists and turns in their search for true love and happiness - despite their neuroses! (more...)

Synetic to Remount Wordless A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Synetic Theater will close its season with the popular, Helen Hayes Award-winning play A Midsummer Night's Dream. Spearheaded by Director Paata Tsikurishvili, Synetic masterfully brings back to audiences their highly lauded rendition of the classic play, utilizing dance, acrobatics, and mime creating a fun and relatable adaptation to Shakespeare's timeless comedy. The limited four-week remount runs July 15 through August 9, 2015. (more...)

New Web Series SHAYLA HATES CELEBRITIES Now Available Online
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

A new web series entitled 'Shayla Hates Celebrities' which features Shonali Bhowmik, Wyatt Cenac, Eliot Glazer is now available to watch online. (more...)

THE 39 STEPS to Open Long Beach Playhouse's 86th Mainstage Season, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The 39 Steps, a suspenseful-romantic-comedy, based on the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock, opens the Mainstage Season on Saturday, Sept. 27. Four actors play over 100 characters in this Tony-winner that kept Broadway rollicking for the past three years. It is part juicy spy novel, part Monty Python, and it preserves the brilliance originally created by the master of suspense. (more...)

Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson Star in New Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

Comedy writer and director Peter Bogdanovich, Academy Award-nominated for The Last Picture Show (1972), is set to direct a new comedy, starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson. According to ShowBiz411.com, Aniston and Wilson star in SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAY, a film about the folly of making assumptions about other people. (more...)

Greg Mullavey to Star in Frog & Peach Theatre Co.'s TITUS ANDRONICUS this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

celebration of its 20th Season, Frog & Peach Theatre Company has announced their fall production, William Shakespeare's most deranged tragedy TITUS ANDRONICUS which will star TV and Broadway actor Greg Mullavey (TV: Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Nickelodeon's iCarly; Broadway: Romantic Comedy opposite Mia Farrow, Neil Simon's Rumors; and The Soap Myth with Roundabout Theater Company). The production will run from October 9 - November 2 at The West End Theatre (263 W 86th St). (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch a Scene from RSC's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 12, 2014

THE RSC's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Shakespeare's early exuberant Romantic Comedy about friendship and betrayal, was captured live Wednesday September 3, 2014 to be screened in US Cinemas September 20 - October 20, 2014. Directed by Simon Godwin, the production stars Mark Arends (Proteus); Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Outlaw); Martin Bassindale (Speed); Pearl Chanda (Julia); Nicholas Gerard-Martin (Thurio); Robert Gilbert (Outlaw); Jonny Glynn (The Duke of Milan); Molly Gromadzki (Host/Singer); Youssef Kerkour (Sir Eglamour); Sarah MacRae (Silvia); Michael Marcus (Valentine); Roger Morlidge (Launce); Keith Osborn (Antonio); Leigh Quinn (Lucetta) and Simon Yadoo (Panthino/Outlaw). Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive clip from Act IV, Scene II. Check it out below! (more...)

Theatre Downtown Stages SYLVIA Through 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Theatre Downtown presents Sylvia, a modern Romantic Comedy about a marriage and a dog, by A.R. Gurney. The show is playing through October 3, 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Trailer for New AOL Series MAKING A SCENE WITH JAMES FRANCO
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Below, get a a first look at AOL's original online-video program MAKING A SCENE WITH JAMES FRANCO, a 10-episode series featuring the actor along with Scott Haze and Ahna O'Reilly. (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...)

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