Press Conference For Stephen Schwartz's New Musical, SCHIKANEDER, Livestreamed May 10th
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2016

The new musical is based on the true story of the librettist for Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE. (more...)

Photo Flash: Shaw's ARMS AND THE MAN Rounds Out ASC's Spring Repertory Season
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

The American Shakespeare Center's Spring Season production of ARMS AND THE MAN by George Bernard Shaw opened Friday, April 29, and runs through June 11 at the Blackfriars Playhouse, in Staunton, VA.  The production features Andrew Goldwasser as Captain Bluntschli, Zoe Speas as Raina Petkoff, and Josh Innerst as Sergius Saranoff. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWTVWorld.com for 5/1/2016 - 5/8/2016
by BWW - May 8, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWTVWorld.com from 5/1/2016 - 5/8/2016. (more...)

Gregory S. Moss's INDIAN SUMMER Starts Next Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin next Friday, May 13 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons world premiere production of Indian Summer, a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion; punkplay; Billy Witch; La Brea; Orange, Hat & Grace; House of Gold). (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Stage THE AFFECTIONS OF MAY, 5/26-6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Flat Rock Playhouse will continue its 2016 season with The Affections of May, running May 26th through June 4th on the mainstage in Flat Rock. (more...)

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 Coming to Blu-ray, DVD & On Demand in June
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The lovable and funny Portokalos family is back and as uncontrollable as ever in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing Romantic Comedy of all time, coming to Digital HD on June 7, 2016, and Blu-ray , DVD and On Demand on June 21, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Written by Academy Award -nominee Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, My Life in Ruins), My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 reunites the entire beloved clan as they celebrate the biggest, Greekest wedding yet in a film that FOX-TV calls, 'Hilarious and heartwarmingA big fat great time!' My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 on Blu-ray , DVD and Digital HD also features a hysterical gag reel and never-before-seen bonus features including a sit down with the stars to hear what really happened behind the scenes. (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre to Present PLENTY OF TIME
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?The Ensemble Theatre presents the contemporary Romantic Comedy Plenty of Time by John Shevin Foster and directed by Eileen J. Morris with Opening Night and Media reception, Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Telemundo Promotes Perla Farias to SVP, Scripted Development
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

Telemundo Studios today announced the promotion of two executives in its management team. Perla Farias has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Scripted Development; previously, she was Vice President of Novela Development at Telemundo. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting $5 Lottery Entries for INDIAN SUMMER's First Preview
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Wednesday, May 4, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of INDIAN SUMMER, a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion; punkplay; Billy Witch; La Brea; Orange, Hat & Grace; House of Gold).  (more...)

EVITA, ANYTHING GOES & More Set for Broadway Palm's 24th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Broadway Palm is proud to announce its 24th Season which includes eight main stage productions, five productions in The Off Broadway Palm, four Children's Theatre productions, and five concerts. Individual tickets go on sale June 1, 2016.  (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Returns to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Starring Felicity Montagu; UK Tour to Follow
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Following sell-out performances in 2013, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's acclaimed production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted for the stage by Simon Reade, returns this year to close the 2016 Summer Season ahead of a major UK Tour in September. Opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, the tour will then visit Norwich, Cambridge, Salford, Leicester, Woking, Truro, Birmingham and Richmond, with further dates in 2017. There will be a press night at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Thursday 22 September at 7.30pm. (more...)

VIDEO: BWW Exclusive First Look - New Romantic Comedy DR. CHEAPSKATE
by Movies News Desk - May 27, 2016

Below, BWW brings you an exclusive clip from the new indie Romantic Comedy DR CHEAPSKATE. The thermometer is high on cackles when Dr. Cheapskate reenters the dating game - check out the clip below! (more...)

First Bollywood Web Series LOVE, LIVE & SCREW UPS to Launch in USA
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

Love, Live & Screw Ups is not only among the most highly anticipated web series of the summer, but it is also the first web series to come out of Bollywood. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Quintessence Theatre, Philadelphia's only all-classical repertory theatre, announces its seventh season of progressive classics. Season 2016-2017 includes MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN in the fall, a world premiere family holiday classic WILDE TALES, a rotating repertory: LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST and THE BROKEN HEART in the spring, and UNCLE VANYA to close the season in the summer. (more...)

Photo & Video: Broadway Alum Alisan Porter Wins NBC's THE VOICE!
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Last night, Broadway alum Alisan Porter was crowned champion of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series THE VOICE, earning the grand prize of a recording contract and being named as the Voice for season 10. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Alum Alison Porter Delivers Moving Performance of 'Somewhere' on THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

On last night's finale round of NBC'sTHE VOICE, powerhouse singer and Broadway alum Alisan Porter delivered an emotional performance of 'Somewhere,' from WEST SIDE STORY. Later, Porter sang a duet of 'You've Got a Friend' (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2016 Tour Set
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

In the midst of the world's largest yearlong celebration of Shakespeare, which brings 850 events to more than 500,000 Chicagoans and visitors throughout 2016, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and Boeing partner to present the annual citywide summer tradition, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks. In its fifth anniversary year, the FREE FOR ALL tour is the largest citywide event of the Shakespeare 400 Chicago festival. Made possible by production sponsor BMO Harris, 25 performances of Shakespeare's delightful Romantic Comedy Twelfth Night tour to 19 neighborhood parks across the City, July 14-August 14, 2016. Adapted and directed by Kirsten Kelly, this jubilant, music-infused production features some of Shakespeare's most beautiful poetry and riotously comedic characters-in a 75-minute theatrical event for audiences of all ages. (more...)

Central Works to Present World Premiere of Patricia Milton's HEARTS OF PALM in July
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Central Works (CW) presents the world premiere of Patricia Milton's latest political comedy Hearts of Palm, opening with a press night July 16th (previews July 14th &15th), and running through August 14 at the historic Berkeley City Club. Unrequited Love meets Unregulated Capitalism in Milton's very funny new play Hearts of Palm, developed in the Central Works Writers Workshop.  A multi-award winning playwright, Patricia Milton's hit Enemies: Foreign and Domestic, wan produced by Central Works in 2015 and awarded  "Outstanding World Premiere" by Theatre Bay Area (TBA) when judged against all Bay Area theater companies. (more...)

New Original YouTube Series SING IT! Premieres 5/25; Watch Trailer!
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2016

SING IT! is a new weekly, 10-episode, scripted comedy series from Fine Brothers Entertainment and Mandeville Films that lovingly satirizes the reality singing competitions that have become a centerpiece of pop culture. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SIGNIFICANT OTHER at Actor's Express
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Actor's Express closes its 2015-2016 season with the Romantic Comedy SIGNIFICANT OTHER by Joshua Harmon, running May 21 - June 19. The Express run of SIGNIFICANT OTHER is currently the only sanctioned production in the country aside from the play's acclaimed world premiere at Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City last summer. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at INDIAN SUMMER at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Playwrights Horizons presents Indian Summer, the world premiere of a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion, punkplay, Billy Witch, La Brea, Orange Hat Grace, House of Gold), directed by Carolyn Cantor (Fly by Night, The Great God Pan, After the Revolution, Essential Self-Defense at PH; Pumpgirl; Orange Flower Water; Stone Cold Dead Serious). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, the play is the sixth and final production of the theater company's acclaimed 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

BWW Review: Scenes From a Summer House Tell a Charming Story in The Ensemble's PLENTY OF TIME
by Natalie de la Garza - May 20, 2016

PLENTY OF TIME is a sweet Romantic Comedy, simultaneously looking back with nostalgia and looking forward with hope. It's not to be missed. (more...)

BWW Review: WET's Creepy and Sometimes Confusing THE THINGS ARE AGAINST US
by Jay Irwin - May 2, 2016

Most often when you go see a play there is a very plain narrative, a beginning, a middle and an end to convey your story. Some plays out there, however, make you work a little harder either with non-linear structure or an existential bent. And then there are some plays that go so far that you walk out of them thinking "What the hell did I just see?" Well Washington Ensemble Theatre's creepy and surreal "The Things Are Against Us", currently playing at 12th Avenue Arts, is firmly footed in that second camp but often dipped its toe into the third which resulted in a show that was creepy and fun but left my theater companion and me with a car ride home filled with statements like, "Well, I think this is what happened." (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Sets Complete Cast, Creative Team for 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) continues their 2016 season with the musical comedy classic 42ND STREET. (more...)

Artes de la Rosa to Stage WELCOME TO ARROYO'S This May
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Artes de la Rosa will open on May 21st the Regional Premiere of WELCOME TO ARROYO'S by Pulitzer Prize Nominee Kristoffer Diaz. (more...)

Garry Marshall Reveals PRETTY WOMAN Musical Eyeing 2017 Broadway Opening
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, director Garry Marshall revealed details on the highly anticipated stage musical based on the 1990's Romantic Comedy PRETTY WOMAN. (more...)

Claybourne Elder, Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC & More Set for Signature's Sizzlin' Summer Nights Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its' air-conditioned doors once again for the annual Sizzlin' Summer Nights Series. Two and a half weeks of live music and performances by Signature favorites, DC area stars, and some of New York's most exciting Broadway performers. The cabaret series runs July 5 through July 22, with a different performance every night. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Open 30th Season with Midwestern Premiere of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Direct from Broadway and in its Mid-Western premiere, the refreshingly modern Romantic Comedy, It Shoulda Been You launches STAGES St. Louis' celebratory 30th Anniversary Season. This hilarious and heartwarming new musical about a madcap wedding celebration will run June 3rd - July 3rd at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. (more...)

Chenango River Theatre to Open 10th Season with STELLA & LOU
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Opening the 10th Anniversary Season is a play from one of the company's favorite playwrights, Bruce Graham (The Outgoing Tide-2013; Mr. Hart & Mr. Brown-2014).  This piece, inspired by his parent's own love story, is a Romantic Comedy that proposes that a second chance at love is still possible, even for two people with a lot of miles on them.  You'll be laughing hysterically one minute, and grabbing your heart the next, in this gem of a play.  (more...)

Telemundo & NBC Universo Announce Robust Lineup of New Programming
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

In conjunction with NBCUniversal's Upfront presentation, which was held on Sunday at Radio City Music Hall, TELEMUNDO and NBC UNIVERSO announced a robust lineup of new programming for the 2016-2017 season (more...)

BWW Interview: Co-Stars Rachel Hemphill Dickson and Steve Scott Talk The Ensemble Theatre's PLENTY OF TIME
by Katricia Lang - May 16, 2016

It's barely May and The Ensemble Theatre stage is steamier than Houston in July because of John Shevin Foster's contemporary Romantic Comedy PLENTY OF TIME. (more...)

NBC Announces New Line-Up for 2016-17 Primetime Season; Shares Previews
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Riding the momentum of a highly successful 2015-16 season, NBC announced today a new fall lineup for the 2016-17 primetime television season that builds upon a remarkably stable schedule. (more...)

Castaway Players Theatre Company Presents ROCK OF AGES Thru 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

The Castaway Players Theatre Company proudly presents: ROCK OF AGES, the Tony nominated Broadway musical phenomenon that takes you back to the Sunset Strip during the Reagan Era! An absurdly enjoyable Romantic Comedy featuring over 28 classic rock tunes from bands including Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Poison, Styx, Warrant, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and more! Rock of Ages is the PARTY OF THE YEAR!  (more...)

Summerhall Announces Edinburgh Fringe Programme For 2016
by Natalie O'Donoghue - May 13, 2016

Summerhall, Edinburgh's most daring and respected year-round multi-arts venue, is proud to announce its 2016 Festival Programme. (more...)

THE OY OF SEX to Play Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Fresh off an Off-Broadway New York premiere of award-winning Bay Area comedian Alicia Dattner's solo show THE OY OF SEX, will play three shows June 23 - June 26 at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, 6500 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles. (more...)

Premiere Dates Announced for FX's THE STRAIN and YOU'RE THE WORST
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

FX Networks has set the premiere dates for the highly-anticipated third seasons of The Strain and You're the Worst, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. (more...)

Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Over 300 performances of more than 50 different programs of theater, dance and music featuring local and world-renowned talent are on tap for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' 2016/17 season, among them a production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, helmed by SPRING AWAKENING director Michael Arden. (more...)

Watch Songs from Stephen Schwartz's SCHIKANEDER Musical in Vienna!
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 11, 2016

Billed as 'a turbulent love affair,' composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz's new musical, SCHIKANEDER, is scheduled to have its world premiere on September 30th at the Raimund Theater in Vienna, Austria. A press conference promoting the production, including a sample of its score sung by leading man Mark Seibert, was livestreamed yesterday, May 10th. If you were not able to catch it live, click here to watch it in it's entirety.  (more...)

STG's Silent Movie Mondays: Flapper Era Series to Feature CHICAGO & More
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

STG proudly presents its Silent Movie Mondays: Flapper Era Series, running throughout the month of June. (more...)

THE STRAIN, YOU'RE THE WORST Get Premiere Dates
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

FX Networks has set the premiere dates for the highly-anticipated third seasons of The Strain and You're the Worst, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. The Strain returns to FX with a 10-episode season on Sundays at 10 PM ET/PT starting August 28. You're the Worst is back for 13 episodes on FXX on Wednesdays at 10 PM ET/PT beginning August 31. (more...)

Musical Comedy 'The Great American Trailer Park Musical' Opens at Stage Coach Theatre on 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

'The Great American Trailer Park Musical'. A musical comedy. Music and lyrics by David Nehls. Book by Betsy Kelso. Directed by: Kelliey Black Chavez (more...)

THE GOLDEN BRIDE to Offer Behind-the-Scenes Event in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Nominated for 2 Drama Desk Awards (Outstanding Revival of a Musical and Outstanding Director of a Musical), THE GOLDEN BRIDE is a 1923 Yiddish musical comedy that returned to the stage this past winter for the first time in almost 70 years. (more...)

Provincetown Theater Project to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Provincetown Theater Community Project presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde, running May 18 - June 5, 2016. (more...)

SNOWDEN's Rhys Ifans to Play the Fool in The Old Vic's KING LEAR
by Jessica Khan - Apr 28, 2016

Upcoming SNOWDEN star Rhys Ifans is the latest to sign on for the Old Vic's KING LEAR. (more...)

Telemundo Kicks Off Produciton of New Original Series SILVANA SIN LANA
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

TELEMUNDO confirmed the production kick off of its new original production “Silvana Sin Lana,” starring Carlos Ponce, Maritza Rodriguez and the Oscar-nominated actress Adriana Barraza. (more...)

New CENTRIC Series CURVY STYLE WITH TIMOTHY SNELL to Premiere 4/30
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Who do the stars turn to when they want to keep their curves in check? Enter Timothy Snell to the rescue! CURVY STYLE WITH TIMOTHY SNELL is a half hour docu-series following Timothy Snell, one of Hollywood's hottest celebrity stylists, as he works with superstar clients and everyday women revealing some of the industry's best kept secrets to help curvy women look and feel their best. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/25/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Faith Conservatory to Stage CRAZY FOR YOU This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The 'Gershwin Musical Comedy Extravaganza' CRAZY FOR YOU opens at Faith Conservatory. (more...)

Noel Coward's Hay Fever Opens May 5th at The Texas Repertory Theatre
by Louisa Brady - Apr 24, 2016

The Texas Repertory Theatre Co., Houston's Uptown Classic Theatre, continues its 11th Anniversary "Emerging Visions" Season with a Noel Coward's sparkling Romantic Comedy Hay Fever, running May 5th - 29th. (more...)

FSLC & Luce Cinecitta Announce 16th Edition of Open Roads: New Italian Cinema
by Movies News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Istituto Luce Cinecittà announce the complete lineup for Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, June 2-8. (more...)

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