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Miguel Varoni Named VP & Creative Director of Telemundo Studios
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Telemundo today announced Miguel Varoni has been promoted to Vice President and Creative Director of Telemundo Studios and Telemundo International Studios, where he will work on scripted projects targeting the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American market. (more...)

A Love Story For All Comes To The Depot Theatre In March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 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...)

MFAH Presents the Seventh Edition of Five Funny French Films
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents the seventh annual edition of Five Funny French Films. French films play a significant role in world cinema, and this showcase offers Houstonians the chance to see comedies that have entertained audiences in France. Selections feature renowned actors alongside emerging talents.  Unless otherwise indicated, all films are in French with English subtitles. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rachel Bloom Talks CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, Sondheim, and Community Theater
by Remy Holzer - Mar 8, 2017

"I'll watch the Tonys with you!" That's something I meant to tell the amazing Rachel Bloom, creator and star of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, when I had the opportunity to speak with her on the occasion of the Season 2 soundtrack release. The trove of YouTube videos by Bloom includes a musical plea for a Tonys-viewing partner; it was her hilarious music videos, posted under RachelDoesStuff, that earned Bloom the attention that led to her TV series. Rachel is doing quite a lot of stuff at the moment-making a series that is ingeniously written and loaded with original songs (34, plus 5 bonus tracks, on the new album-and those are just from Season 2). She still found time to star in Manhattan Concert Productions' one-night performance of CRAZY FOR YOU last month. And she has her own stage musical ready for future production. Like her heroine, lawyer and full-time romantic (or stalker, as the situation requires) Rebecca Bunch, Bloom is a manic achiever. (more...)

The York Theatre Company Winter 2017 Developmental Reading Series presents Two New Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged readings of two new musicals:  Dutch Master, with music and lyrics by Jeffrey Stock (Triumph of Love), and book by Marc Acito (Allegiance), and The White Witch of Rosehall, with music by Balint Varga (Houdini the Musical), and book and lyrics by Bryan D. Leys (Hell's Belles) at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre to Kick Off 40th Anniversary with THE NACIREMA SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Ensemble Theatre kicks off its 40th Anniversary Season audience choice, The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years, by Pearl Cleage and directed by Eileen J. Morris with Opening Night and media reception, Thursday, March 23, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR at TRT is Inventive and Fascinating
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 6, 2017

Two River Theater continues their successful season with 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' written by William Shakespeare. Cleverly adapted and directed by Eric Tucker, the production will be on the Red Bank stage through March 26th. (more...)

BWW Review: Gideon Glick Yearns For Romance in Joshua Harmon's Enrapturing SIGNIFICANT OTHER
by Michael Dale - Mar 3, 2017

'I'm almost twenty-nine years old and no one has ever told me they love me,' says the sweet, funny and open-hearted Jordan during a monologue that opens the second act of Joshua Harmon's giddy and enrapturing Romantic Comedy, Significant Other. (more...)

BWW Preview: THE LIAR at Black Box Arts Center
by Johnna Leary - Mar 3, 2017

If you enjoyed the movie Liar Liar, starring Jim Carey, then prepare for a hilarious evening of theater with a twist. The Liar, a comedy premiering at the Black Box Arts Center in Shepherdstown, features a main character who cannot tell the truth! (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Ends Season with NIGHT SEASON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Strawdog Theatre Company is proud to announce the third and final production in its 2016 - 2017 season, Rebecca Lenkiewicz's The Night Season, May 12 - June 24, directed by Elly Green, at The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard. (more...)

BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Mar 27, 2017

Excellent cast prevails over 1963 remake of a 1936 show. (more...)

TampaRep and Creative Loafing Present Reading of SWIMMING WHILE DROWNING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

It's the last Conversation Starter of the season!  TampaRep and Creative Loafing have teamed up to bring staged readings of new and exciting plays to the Creative Loafing Space.  Our final reading for this season takes place on April 10th at 7:30pm.  This time, it's Swimming While Drowning, by Emilio Rodriguez, directed by Matthew Ray. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company presents THE NIGHT SEASON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Strawdog Theatre Company is proud to announce the third and final production in its 2016 - 2017 season, Rebecca Lenkiewicz's The Night Season, May 12  - June 24, directed by Elly Green, at The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard. The performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Previews are May 12 - 13, 18 - 19 at 8 p.m., May 14 and 21 at 4 p.m. The press opening is Monday, May 22 at 8 p.m. with a Board Night Saturday, May 20 at 8 p.m. with an open bar and appetizers. All performances have ground level access and are wheelchair accessible, with a special Access Project performance Sunday, June 4 at 4 p.m. with a touch tour at 2:45 p.m.* An industry performance is on Monday, June 5 at 8 p.m for $18. Preview tickets are $15 with regular run tickets $30, they may be ordered online at strawdog.org or by calling OvationTix toll-free: 866-811-4111. Subscriptions, group, rush, senior and student discounts are also available.  (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Sh*t-faced Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Love it or hate it, Shit-faced Shakespeare still three sheets to the wind and bouncing in a bacchic revel from one success to another. 2017 marks the 7th anniversary of the brand and sees their longest run in London with Much Ado About Nothing, coupled with the opening of their 4th market in the USA, Romeo and Juliet at the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe festivals, plus dates at the London Wonderground, Udderbelly Southbank for both Shit-faced Shakespeare and Shit-faced Showtime. Around 30,000 people saw Shit-faced Shakespeare in the UK last year, 35,000 in the USA. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

First Look: Titan's Exciting New Production of TWELFTH NIGHT Takes the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Titan Theatre Company opens the final production of its 2016-17 season tonight! Shakespeare's Romantic Comedy TWELFTH NIGHT will begin performances now through April 9th at the Queens Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has the first look the highly anticipated production below! (more...)

About Face Theatre Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff to Step Down
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Board of Directors of About Face Theatre announced today that Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff will step down at the conclusion of the company's 2016-17 season. (more...)

Comedian Joel McHale Makes Treasure Island Debut 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Comedian, satirist and TV star Joel McHale will make his Treasure Island debut May 26 at 9 p.m.  (more...)

The York Theatre Company Announces Cast and Creative Team For MARRY HARRY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, announces the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins (Hudson River Blues) and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello (In My Body, The Cousins Grimm). (more...)

BWW Review: DADDY LONG LEGS Blends the Sweet and Strange at Pittsburgh Public
by Greg Kerestan - Mar 22, 2017

A fantastic directorial interpretation and a dazzling cast bring lightness and charm to a deeply unusual, almost unbalanced, Romantic Comedy. (more...)

Michele Pawk, Jonathan Hadary, Lenny Wolpe to Lead Project Shaw's YOU NEVER CAN TELL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continues its 12th Season when it presents its 122nd concert presentation with Shaw's 1897 Romantic Comedy of errors You Never Can Tell on Monday, April 17 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at Quintessence Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 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. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave., Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast of Love's Labor's Lost in action below! (more...)

Old Mill Theatre Presents Noel Coward's DESIGN FOR LIVING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

A NOËL Coward Romantic Comedy - initially banned in the UK - will take audiences on a wickedly witty journey from Paris to London and New York as part of the Old Mill Theatre's latest offering. (more...)

Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory Proudly Announce their 2017-18 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On Monday, March 20, 2017, Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training proudly announced their 2017-18 seasons in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

MadLab Announces Theatre Roulette 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

In its eighteenth year, Central Ohio's longest running shorts festival presents 3 very distinct nights of new works rotating over 3 weekends culminating in the final day when all 3 nights of programming are performed. (more...)

Bad Quarto Productions Announces Company of CUPID'S REVENGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

Bad Quarto Productions, a theatre company specializing in performing modern theatre using Shakespearean staging techniques, has announced the company for its upcoming production of Cupid's Revenge, an early 1600s play by Shakespeare's contemporaries John Fletcher and Francis Beaumont.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Hampton Theatre Co Presents Tale of Mystery and Suspense AN ACT OF IMAGINATION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

"An Act of the Imagination," Bernard Slade's masterful and suspense filled mystery, will be the third play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season, opening on March 23 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through April 9. (more...)

KING LEAR, SKYLIGHT and More on Tap for Kansas City Actors Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Kansas City Actors Theatre has announced its lineup of plays for 2017-2018 at the H&R Block City Stage in Union Station and the Spencer Theater on UMKC's campus. This is the company's 13th season of productions showcasing Kansas City's own top theatre professionals. (more...)

New Final Performance Date Announced for ELLIE, ABBIE & ELLIE'S DEAD AUNT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Ellie, Abbie & Ellie's Dead Aunt was initially to conclude its season at the Depot Theatre on 9th April, however, now the season will finish one day earlier on 8th April 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Appalachian Agincourt, Hillbilly HENRY V from Cohesion
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Mar 13, 2017

We get an early hint that this Henry has more bloodthirst and realpolitik about him than Shakespeare had in mind, when (without any sanction in the script) he shoves aside a squeamish executioner and personally participates in the execution of the three traitors suborned to murder him at Southampton. (more...)

Photo Flash: Behind the Scenes in Rehearsal with Titan Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

Titan Theatre Company opens the final production of its 2016-17 season next week, Shakespeare's Romantic Comedy TWELFTH NIGHT. Performances begin, March 24th, at the Queens Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has a behind-the-scenes look at rehearsal below! (more...)

Sarasota Film Festival Announces Opening and Closing Night Films
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Sarasota Film Festival today announced Rory Kennedy's documentary TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTON as its Opening Night film and Eleanor Coppola's PARIS CAN WAIT starring Diane Lane as its Closing Night film. It also announced Michael Almereyda's MARJORIE PRIME and Barbara Kopple's documentary THIS IS EVERYTHING: GIGI GORGEOUS as its Centerpiece films, a special screening of Jill Campbell's documentary MR. CHIBBS focused on the life of former NBA star Kenny Anderson produced by President of Coastal Transportation Barry Greenstein, and Aisha Tyler's AXIS as part of the Independent Visions Competition. (more...)

SAVAGE Entertains Crowd Peninsula Players Play Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre presented a reading of "Salvage" by Joseph Zettelmaier at Bjorklunden Monday, March 6 to an audience of more than 100.  "Salvage" was produced as part of The Play's the Thing, a winter series of play readings organized by Peninsula Players Theatre.    (more...)

Emmy Nominated Soap Veteran Robert Newman Returns to PERFECT CRIME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Robert Newman, best known for his 28 year run as Joshua Lewis on the longest running program in broadcasting history, Guiding Light, will be returning to the cast of the longest running play in NYC History, Off-Broadway's PERFECT CRIME. Mr. Newman will return to the role of Inspector Asher -March 13 through April 9 - a role he took on in another limited engagement in July of 2014. (more...)

Kravis Center Guarantees Music, Music, Music Throughout April with Memorable Concerts and Broadway Hits
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in April 2017 with an amazing array of musical performances from Broadway to Motown, from classy Nat King Cole to classic Cole Porter, from piano masterpieces to Pokemon. Also, a soul searing drama (Judgment at Nuremberg) and a side-splitting comedy (Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man). (more...)

Charles Socarides to Lead LOBBY HERO Reading at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the Romantic Comedy/drama, "Lobby Hero" by Kenneth Lonergan, 2017 Academy Award winner for Best Original Screenplay for "Manchester by the Sea," on Monday, March 13, at 7 p.m.  (more...)

Cassidy Gifford to Star in Hallmark Channel Original Movie LIKE CATS AND DOGS
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Cassidy Gifford ('The Gallows,' 'God's Not Dead') and Wyatt Nash ('Graves,' 'The Bridge') star in LIKE CATS AND DOGS, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, premiering Saturday, April 15 (9 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

BWW Review: Finding Laughs at LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST at Orlando Shakes
by Kimberly Moy - Feb 27, 2017

Research tells us that LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST could be Shakespeare's first comedies. It is also a Shakespearean comedy that stands the test of time with a plot that could be in any modern day Romantic Comedy film. While the verse is long winded, the plot is easy to follow and provides great belly laughs that are worth sticking through. (more...)

Evergreen Players presents ENCHANTED APRIL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Evergreen Players presents 'Enchanted April' March 24 through April 15 at Center Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen, CO. Performances areFriday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 Adults; $16 students/seniors (60+), Youth (12 and under) $10 by calling 303-674-4934 or online at www.evergreenplayers.org. Group discounts are also available. (more...)

York Theatre to Present Off-Broadway Premiere of MARRY HARRY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

The York Theatre Company, announces the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins (Hudson River Blues) and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello (In My Body, The Cousins Grimm). Directed and choreographed by York favorite Bill Castellino (Cagney, Storyville), performances are set to begin Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 21, 2017 (more...)

PianoFight to Present THE LAST FIVE YEARS, a Love Story that's 'Memento' Meets 'When Harry Met Sally'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Coming in March, PianoFight is proud to present The Last Five Years, the beloved, instant off-broadway hit that's as hilarious and as it is heart-wrenching. This Romantic Comedy tells a NYC love story in two timelines -- his songs tell the story forwards, while hers tell it in reverse, back to the day they first meet. The score is pumping, memorable, funny, and touching. It's one of those shows where every song feels like a hit. (more...)

Cast Set for Reading of Joseph Zettelmaier's SALVAGE at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre will present a play reading of Joseph Zettelmaier's "Salvage" on Monday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Opens at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents William Shakespeare's comedy, Love's Labour's Lost now through 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 (now through March 26, 2017). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

SYLVIA, A Romantic Comedy to Play 3/3- 3/18/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

A modern Romantic Comedy about a marriage and a talking dog. Greg brings home a stray dog (Sylvia) he found in the park who becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. Sylvia offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Greg's wife Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for his affection and the marriage is put in serious jeopardy. (more...)

Synchronicity Theatre to Present World Premiere of Andrea Lepcio's STRAIT OF GILBRALTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

???????Synchronicity Theatre will present the world premiere of Andrea Lepcio's Strait of Gibraltar, a sexy Romantic Comedy turned terrorism thriller that looks at love, truth, prejudice, and civil rights in the age of the Patriot Act. Performances run from March 31 to April 23, 2017. (more...)

Epic Theatre's Second Youth Theatre Festival to Remix Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Epic Theatre Ensemble will present the second edition of its four-week Youth Theatre Festival: Epic YTF. Epic YTF, a celebration of a diverse and inclusive community, fighting for social justice and equality, showcases performances from the award-winning after-school program Epic REMIX. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SABRINA FAIR at Lowry's Spotlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Lowry's Spotlight Theatre's production of ' Sabrina Fair' is running now through March 18 at the John Hand Theater in Lowry. This classic Romantic Comedy was the toast of Broadway and the subject of two movie adaptations. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (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...)

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