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BWW Reviews: West End Player's Guild's Amusing Production of RX
by Chris Gibson - Apr 9, 2014

There's always a risk involved in becoming a test subject for a new drug. It's a necessary process for the pharmaceutical companies since it reveals the benefits and detriments of their latest discovery. But, the people who undertake these studies are often desperate for something that will help them, and there's a definite drive to see them succeed. But, at what costs? That's one of the questions playwright Kate Fodor explores in RX, a kind of Romantic Comedy that also touches on a serious subject matter. Though it remains a bit uneven in tone, it's likable and engaging as well. The current production by the West End Players Guild is certainly worth checking out, and provides plenty of food for thought. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Pros and Cons' on Next FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES
by - Apr 24, 2014

On the next episode of CBS's FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES titled 'Pros and Cons,' Kate accidentally sleeps with a male escort and tries to figure out how to take it back. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kathryn Meisle, Steel Burkhardt & More to Join Lily Rabe in Shakespeare in the Park's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, the first show of The Public's 2014 season of free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte. Directed by Jack O'Brien, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING begins previews on Tuesday, June 3 and runs through Sunday, July 6, with an official press opening on Monday, June 16. (more...)

Meg Ryan Signs on As Narrator for HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Spin-Off
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Meg Ryan has signed on to star as the narrator for the How I Met Your Mother spin-off to be titled HOW I MET YOUR DAD. (more...)

CRT's LEGALLY BLONDE Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Legally Blonde the Musical onstage at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater beginning tomorrow, April 24, and continuing through May 4. The 2007 winner of London's Olivier Award for Best Musical, stars Courtney Hammond as the intelligent, self-assured and fashion conscious Elle Woods. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 and visit www.crt.uconn.edu. (more...)

Zooey Deschanel & More Set for Dark Comedy THE DRIFTLESS AREA
by Movies News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Adapted from award-winning author Tom Drury's novel of the same title, "The Driftless Area" will be directed by Zachary Sluser, who co-wrote the screenplay with Drury. (more...)

Ian Bartholomew, Anna Carteret Among Cast of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE World Premiere Production
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. The announcement coincides with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. (more...)

Carteret And More Announced For SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Opening July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. The announcement coincides with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. (more...)

THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO to Open 5/2 at TheatreWorks New Milford
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

On Friday, May 2, TheatreWorks New Milford will debut Alfred Uhry's 1997 comedy-drama, THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, winner of the Tony Award for Best Play. The curtain goes up at 8:00 p.m. on this four-week run. (more...)

DATE AND NUTS to Run 5/31-7/13 at the Bootleg
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

An animal rights activist in Brooklyn searches for love in the dating jungle of New York City. Wilson Milam (The Lieutenant of Inishmore on Broadway, for the RSC and at the Taper) will direct the West Coast premiere of Dates and Nuts, a Romantic Comedy by Gary Lennon (Orange is the New Black for Netflix, Echo Theater Company's A Family Thing). Opening night is set for May 31 at the Bootleg Theater. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with THE REALISTIC JONESES' Marisa Tomei on 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Please join us for a career Conversations with Marisa Tomei moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!', on Thursday, April 24th (11:45 am to 1:00 pm). (more...)

Scoop: FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES on CBS - Monday, May 5, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 22, 2014

Get all the scoop on FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES, airing on CBS on Monday, May 5, 2014! (more...)

VIDEO: FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES' Brooklyn Decker Dishes on Racy Love Scene
by - Apr 22, 2014

Actresses Brooklyn Decker, Zoe Lister-Jones and Majandra Delfino of CBS's "Friends With Better Lives" shared fun behind-the-scenes stories with the ladies of The Talk this week. (more...)

Lucy Owen, Max Baker, Cara Seymour & More to Join Greta Gerwig in MCC's THE VILLAGE BIKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced that indie film star Greta Gerwig will now be joined by Max Baker, Jason Butler Harner, Lucy Owen, Cara Seymour, and Scott Shepherd in the American premiere of Penelope Skinner's celebrated play The Village Bike, the final production of MCC's 2013-14 Main Stage season. This completes casting. The Village Bike-which begins rehearsals today-will be directed by Sam Gold, who recently directed the much-raved new musical Fun Home and this season's The Realistic Jones on Broadway. The Village Bike will premiere at The Lucille Lortel Theatre(121 Christopher Street, NYC) beginning May 22, 2014 with an official opening on June 10, 2014. Tickets for The Village Bike are now on sale atwww.mcctheater.org. (more...)

TOM'S DINER Set for Yad Labanim, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Tom's Diner, stage musical by English On Stage is set for Thursday, May 1, 2014. Time: 20:30. at Yad Labanim, 3 Hamachteret St., Ramat Hasharon, Israel. (more...)

VIDEO: New Clip from FAKING IT, Premiering Tomorrow on MTV
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

MTV's new Romantic Comedy series, 'Faking It,' premieres tomorrow, April 22 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The series is about two best friends who love each other – in slightly different ways. After numerous failed attempts to become popular, the girls are mistakenly outed as lesbians, which launches them to instant celebrity status. Seduced by their newfound fame, Karma and Amy decide to keep up their romantic ruse. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for Florida Rep's New Play Festival, Running 5/1-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Florida Repertory Theatre has announced that tickets are now on sale for its 1st Annual PlayLab Festival, an intensive weekend of readings that showcases new voices in American Theatre, and allows playwrights to develop work in a safe creative environment. (more...)

JAMAICA FAREWELL Begins 4/27 at Soho Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Soho Playhouse presents the award-winning and critically acclaimed JAMAICA FAREWELL, written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick ('My Big Fat Greek Wedding'), with performances beginning Sunday, April 27 prior to an official press opening of Sunday, May 4 at Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

Fiasco Theater Makes DC Debut with THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at Folger Theatre, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The highly celebrated New York troupe Fiasco Theater will make their Washington, DC debut with their production of William Shakespeare's clever comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Folger Theatre. Directed by company members Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld, The Two Gentlemen of Verona will play at the Folger from today, April 17 - May 25, 2014. (more...)

MACBETH, COSI FAN TUTTE and More Set for University of Cincinnati CCM's 2014-15 Mainstage Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is pleased to announce initial details for the 2014-15 Mainstage Series of opera, musical theatre and drama productions. (more...)

Scoop: FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES on CBS - Saturday, May 3, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 17, 2014

Get all the scoop on FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES, airing on CBS on Saturday, May 3, 2014! (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Game Sext Match' on Next FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES
by - Apr 16, 2014

On the next episode of CBS's FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES titled 'Game Sext Match,' Will tries to be more adventurous by sexting with his new date, and Kate catches Jules and Andi planning Jules' wedding without her. (more...)

CM Performing Arts Center to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, Begin. 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Take a gamble on CM Performing Arts Center's GUYS AND DOLLS! It's a sure bet! (more...)

MTV Pre-Releases First Episode of New Scripted Comedy Series FAKING IT on MTV App
by - Apr 15, 2014

Building upon previous successes, MTV today premiered its newest scripted comedy series, “Faking It” exclusively on the MTV App ahead of the April 22nd premiere at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

MTV Pre-Releases First Episode of New Scripted Comedy Series FAKING IT on MTV App
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Building upon previous successes, MTV today premiered its newest scripted comedy series, “Faking It” exclusively on the MTV App ahead of the April 22nd premiere at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Scoop: FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES on CBS - Tonight, April 14, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 14, 2014

Get all the scoop on FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES, airing on CBS tonight, April 14, 2014! (more...)

Mint Theater Extends LONDON WALL Through 4/26; Will be Filmed for Future Broadcast by Channel 13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Mint Theater's new production, London Wall by John Van Druten, featuring Julia Coffey, Katie Gibson, Matthew Gumley, Jonathan Hogan, Laurie Kennedy, Elise Kibler, Stephen Plunkett, Christopher Sears, and Alex Trow will now continue through April 26th at Mint's home (311 West 43rd Street). This is the American premiere of John Van Druten's "rivetingly entertaining" (The Guardian) romantic drama, which opened Monday February 24th. Davis McCallum, who staged the 2012 Pulitzer-Prize winning play Water by the Spoonful at Second Stage, as well as the award-winning production of The Whale at Playwrights Horizons, directs. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Indianapolis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Salt Lake City (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Wichita - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Wichita (more...)

John Goodlin to Direct ARMS AND THE MAN at The Sawyer Center Theater, 6/5-14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

For its tenth season, the Northern New England Repertory Theatre Company (NNE Rep) will present George Bernard Shaw's Romantic Comedy Arms and the Man*. The Shaw classic will run for seven performances, June 5 through June 14, in the Sawyer Center Theater at Colby-Sawyer College in New London. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Philadelphia (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Detroit (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Phoenix (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore in New Clip from BLENDED
by Movies News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

MTV Movie Awards TAKEOVER exclusively debuted a clip from the upcoming film BLENDED! Check it out below. (more...)

Seattle Repertory Theatre Announces 2014–2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre's full 2014-2015 season was announced today by Artistic Director Jerry Manning. The season is headlined by the first-ever presentation of Seattle writer Robert Schenkkan's striking meditation on power and morality in his two-part Lyndon B. Johnson plays, All the Way and The Great Society, in repertory format. (more...)

Scoop: FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES on CBS - Tonight, April 12, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 12, 2014

Get all the scoop on FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES, airing on CBS tonight, April 12, 2014! (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces the 2014 – 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre, announces 6 of the 7 plays that will comprise its 2014-2015 season, entitled "Alley Theatre @ UH, " featuring Alley Resident Actors and favorites in stellar roles. (more...)

Rover Dramawerks to Present SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Rover Dramawerks will present the classic Romantic Comedy Same Time, Next Year by Bernard Slade. This production is the first of two additional shows to their originally announced Fourteenth Season and will be performed at their new theatre venue in Plano, located in Ruisseau Village at 221 W. Parker Rd, Suite 580, at the northwest corner of Parker and 75. Performances are March 20 through April 12, with shows on Thursdays, Fridays, and Todays at 8:00 p.m., with an additional matinee performance today, March 29 at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

THE WHITE SNAKE, MR. BURNS, THE CRUCIBLE & More Set for Guthrie Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Guthrie Director Joe Dowling today announced ten mainstage productions in his final season at the helm of the world renowned theater, culminating 20 years of remarkable leadership. The 2014-2015 lineup includes first-time Guthrie productions of plays by A.R. Gurney, Anne Washburn and Sarah Ruhl, three productions directed by Dowling, including a beloved Shakespeare comedy and iconic masterpieces by Arthur Miller and Sean O'Casey, the Guthrie debut of visionary writer and director Mary Zimmerman, as well as an all-American musical slated for summer. (more...)

RSC to Broadcast HENRY IV Parts 1, 2 & THE GENTLEMEN OF VERONA as Part of Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon, Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran has announced the company's Summer 2014 season in Stratford-upon-Avon with three early titles in the Company's six year journey across Shakespeare's entire First Folio of 36 plays. They are Henry IV Part I, Henry IV Part II, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. They will be shot for broadcast as part of "Live from Stratford-upon-Avon," a program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company from Shakespeare's home town around the world through a continued partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment. This year also marks the 450th anniversary year of Shakespeare's birth. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Window Pane' on Next FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES
by - Apr 11, 2014

On the next episode of CBS's FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES titled 'Window Pain,' when Will struggles to meet women on his own, Kate takes him to a bar and acts as his wingman. (more...)

Broadway's THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN with Daniel Radcliffe Announces Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Michael Grandage Company production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage, will begin previews on Broadway tomorrow, Saturday, April 12. (more...)

Musical Adaptations ONCE/TWICE Open at Roy Arias Stage IV on 5/16
by Louisa Brady - Apr 10, 2014

PASSAJJ Productions is proud to present Once/Twice, two musical adaptations by veteran composer and lyricist Paul Dick (A For Adultery, Madame Bovary). Once is an adaptation of the short play A Sunny Morning by Serafin and Joaquin Quintero, while Twice is based on The Bear by Anton Chekhov. (more...)

KISS ME, KATE Completes Pasadena Playhouse's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced that the Cole Porter Broadway musical KISS ME, KATE, directed by Epps, will open the 2014 - 2015 Season and run from September 16 - October 12, 2014. (more...)

TFF Launches New Showcase Tribeca N.O.W.
by Movies News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced a new showcase that spotlights online creators – Tribeca N.O.W. (more...)

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