Check Out Quotables from THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON - Week of 5/2
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2016

Below, check out quotables from NBC's 'THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON' for the week of May 2-9. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/30/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

CRITIC'S CHOICE: The (Summer) Game's Afoot, Y'all!
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 27, 2016

Is it just me or is everyone else amazed by how quickly 2016 seems to be moving - in a theatrical sense, at least - and what with Memorial Day Weekend upon us, we're gobsmacked (gobsmacked, I tell ya!) by the wide range of productions offered up by Tennessee theater companies this weekend. Included are Street Theatre Company's Assassins, Center for the Arts' 42nd Street down in Murfreesboro, Rumors out at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre and the final performance of The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers at Cumberland County Playhouse. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch What's Coming Up on Next HOTEL HELL on FOX
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

Below, watch what's coming up on next Tuesday's HOTEL HELL on FOX. Missed Tuesday's premiere episode? Watch it now on FOX NOW, FOX ON DEMAND and HULU. (more...)

VIDEO: Is Blake Shelton Leaving THE VOICE? The Singer Responds
by - May 25, 2016

Country superstar Blake Shelton sat down with TODAY's Kathie Lee and Hoda to talk about his new album, “If I’m Honest,” his relationship with Gwen Stefani, and those Rumors that he’s leaving “The Voice.” (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Wins at Obie and Helen Hayes Awards
by Michael Dale - May 24, 2016

Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Ben Platt celebrate on social media. (more...)

Cape Playhouse to Open 90th Anniversary Season with LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The historic Cape Playhouse's 90th season kicks off with one of Neil Simon's most irresistible comedies, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, starring Jennifer Cody and Daniel Pearce. Directed by Tim Threlfall, this classic comedy plays June 7 through 18.  (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/24/2016 - Lin-Manuel Miranda, INCOGNITO, and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 24, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Doyle are both getting portraits at Sardi's today! We are also celebrating the Creative Arts Tony Award nominees and the opening night of INCOGNITO at MTC. Keep an eye out for photos from all of today's festivities! (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Will Leona Lewis Replace Nicole Scherzinger in CATS on Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - May 23, 2016

Now Rumors are circulating that British singer Leona Lewis might take on the role instead. A source told the Daily Star that Lewis is Lloyd Webber's first choice to replace Scherzinger. (more...)

Dashnight Productions to Premiere CHOPS, 7/7-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Dashnight Productions is delighted to present the World Premiere of CHOPS, previewing July 7, running through August 14, with press opening on Thursday, July 14 at 8 p.m. at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

Contemporary Theater Company Sets Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Summer is on its way, and the Contemporary Theater Company is gearing up for a great season in Downtown Wakefield! (more...)

Kit Harington to GAME OF THRONES Fans: 'Sorry For Lying!'
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

Those who tuned in to last night's episode of HBO's GAME OF THRONES finally learned the news about fan-favorite Jon Snow! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 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's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/2/2016 - New York Pops Gala, August Wilson Monologues & More!
by Jessica Khan - May 2, 2016

Today's big news: Broadway's best gather for tonight's 2016 New York Pops Gala, this year's August Wilson Monologue Competition is this evening, and the cast of WAITRESS hits the recording studio, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

Daniel Craig Will Not Return as James Bond; Hiddleston to Take On Iconic Role?
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

According to the UK's Daily Mail, actor Daniel Craig has turned down an offer of £68 million to return as the iconic secret agent James Bond. (more...)

Tony Winner Christine Baranski to Lead GOOD WIFE Spinoff on CBS
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Christine Baranski will lead a new spinoff series of CBS's acclaimed drama THE GOOD WIFE, which ended its seven-season run on May 8th (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 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's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Scoop: Movie Special: EASY A on FOX - Friday, May 20, 2016
by - May 16, 2016

Get all the scoop on Movie Special: EASY A, airing on FOX on Friday, May 20, 2016! (more...)

Following Tension Between Its Stars, ABC Cancels CASTLE; Stana Katic Pens Open Letter to Fans
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

ABC has cancelled its action drama series CASTLE following eight seasons on the air. The series finale will air this Monday, May 16th. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - REAL HOUSEWIVES' Bettheny Frankel Tears Into Sonja Morgan
by - May 12, 2016

On the next episode of REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK on Bravo, Bettheny Frankel tears into Sonja Morgan for riding the coattails of her successful 'Skinny Girl' line of alcohol. (more...)

The Rumors Are True: Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cups To Launch
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Reese's brand confirmed today that it's launching a brand new product Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cups. It's Reese's Pieces Candy inside of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. (more...)

George R.R. Martin Releases New Chapter from THE WINDS OF WINTER
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

With a new season of GAME OF THRONES underway on HBO, creator George R.R. Martin has unveiled a new excerpt from the sixth installment in the THE SONG OF ICE AND FIRE series, titled THE WINDS OF WINTER. (more...)

Michelle Fairley, Jodie Comer Cast in Starz's THE WHITE PRINCESS
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

Starz announced today that Michelle Fairley (“Game of Thrones,” “Rebellion”) will play the role of Margaret Beaufort in THE WHITE PRINCESS (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 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's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Hottest Articles on for 4/24/2016 - 5/1/2016
by BWW - May 1, 2016

Hottest Articles on from 4/24/2016 - 5/1/2016. (more...)

QNEK Productions to Present RUMORS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

QNEK Productions, award winning international theatre company in residence at the historic Haskell Opera House, is opening it's 24th season with the uproarious Neil Simon farce, Rumors.  You wont want to miss the quirks and twists that will keep you laughing all night long!  (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Close 2015-16 Season with MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre concludes its 2015-2016 season daring audiences to "dream the impossible dream" with the ever-popular musical Man of La Mancha running May 10-June 5.  With music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, and book by Dale Wasserman, the production is directed by Keith Baker and features the triumphant return of Gypsy star Robert Newman, joined by Sharon Alexander, Julian Brightman, Lauren Cupples, Robert Farruggia, Tamra Hayden, Christopher Roche, Danny Rutigliano, Dwayne Alistair Thomas, and Danny Vaccaro.  The cast is supplemented by the ensemble of Rajeer Alford, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, Will Connell, Stephan Dagrosa, John DiFerdinando, Adam Hoyak, Kevin Murray, and Victor Rodriguez. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of ONE LOVE at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

From the brain of Peter Zachari, who brought you Under the Knife: A Farce, Fat Asses: The Musical and Parker & Dizzy's Fabulous Journey to the End of the Rainbow, all of which premiered at Theater for the New City, comes One Love: A New Play. Cast includes Alex J. Moreno (Hunter), Russell Norris (Bryce), Joey Mirable (Logan), Itanza Wooden (Afrodite), Thomas Royce Daniels (Brett), Scott Salame (Tyler), Brian Anthony Simmons (Fantasy Man #1) and William Chang (Fantasy Man #2).  (more...)

BWW Recap: Pride in the Name of Lyon on EMPIRE
by Jennifer McHugh - Apr 7, 2016

Well that is certainly one way to get rid of a couple villains. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say we aren't going to have any Marisa Tomei cameos this year? (more...)

Janet Jackson Postpones Unbreakable Tour Due to "Family Planning"
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016 reports that Janet Jackson is postponing the second leg of her Unbreakable world tour indefinitely. (more...)

BWW Review: Real Housewives of Sneden's Landing: RUMORS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

Neil Simon's Rumors - one of the most popular stage farces of the late 20th century - is given its due with the fourth production at Nashville's iconic and I daresay historic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre. Directed with panache by stage veteran Lydia Bushfield (who, herself, has starred in one of the four productions of Rumors at Chaffin's Barn over the past quarter-century), Simon's broadly drawn characters are brought vividly to life by a cast of capable and very funny actors who know how to land a line, deliver a rejoinder and, when called upon, play the straight man to help a fellow actor out when it comes time for him to shine. (more...)

Critic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

They're dishing up some tasty Rumors at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - along with the bountiful buffet of Southern delicacies - while at Donelson's The Larry Keeton Theatre, the last two performances of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest are served up this weekend, and the national touring company of Mamma Mia! winds up its weeklong stand at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall. And the intrepid Nashville Repertory Theatre Professional Interns present their very own production of Gruesome Playground Injuries. (more...)

VIDEO: Mario Lopez Is LIVE's Next Co-Host? He Doesn't Deny the Rumors!
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Mario Lopez stopped by this week's ELLEN to discuss the buzz surrounding Kelly Ripa's new co-host, following Michael Strahan's departure. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jason Butler Harner of THE CRUCIBLE- Fearful and Loathsome in Salem
by Naomi Serviss - Apr 26, 2016

Harner credits the tight ensemble with getting the tone just right for the events that result in brutal executions of perceived witches. (more...)

MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL: What's This Week's Gossip?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2016

At long last, Music City Confidential is back to help you get caught back on the talk of the town - all the news that's fit to print about the Nashville theater community - and to immerse you in the minutiae of life in Theater City (a term we've been trying to copyright since we were in junior high with Thespis, Aristophanes and Martha Wilkinson). (more...)

Celebrating 25 Years of RUMORS at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2016

Opening night quickly approaches at Nashville's historic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - which this year celebrates its 50th season - for Neil Simon's Rumors, first produced on the iconic and completely magical floating stage in 1991. (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's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Amazon Echo Takes Another Leap; Adds Google Calendar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2016

One thing we love about Amazon's work on the market-leading Echo is that they haven't slowed down for a minute with updates. As Rumors persist about an upcoming Google competitor, and we expect Apple's next set of updates this summer, they haven't skipped a beat with great, ongoing updates. This week's addition? Google Calendar integration.  (more...)

Projects from Zac Efron, John Legend & More Revealed at MTV Upfront
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

MTV, a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) today revealed a programming slate of fourteen new series and specials, including 'Wonderland,' the network's first weekly live music performance series in nearly twenty years debuting this fall. (more...)

Dwayne Johnson Officially on Board for JUMANJI Remake
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

With Rumors circulating that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Kevin Hart would take on the leading roles in Sony's upcoming remake of JUMANJI, the one-time wrestler has gone ahead and confirmed the casting in a new Instagram photo, via Entertainment Weekly. (more...)

Wilkinson, Whittaker Return for Chaffin's Barn's RUMORS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2016

Widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world, Neil Simon might well be considered the best comedy playwright in American Theater and Nashville audiences at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre will be able to revel in the coming weeks as one of Simon's best-loved plays is brought to life on the miraculous floating stage by a cast of award-winning actors. (more...)

Mark-Paul Gosselaar Talks Possibility of SAVED BY THE BELL Remake
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2016


Terrible Twos? Consumers Weigh In As Apple Watch Enters Its Second Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016


Josh Charles to Return for GOOD WIFE Series Finale? Spin-Off In the Works?
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

At this weekend's Tribeca Film Festival, THE GOOD WIFE stars Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Cush Jumbo and showrunners Michelle and Robert King shared details about the highly participated series finale (more...)

Daisy Ridley & J.J. Abrams Reuniting for Fantasy Thriller KOLMA
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Abrams will produce the pic, with Ridley in talks to star. THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL's Marielle Heller is set to helm. (more...)

Primetime Special MEGYN KELLY PRESENTS to Debut 5/17 on FOX
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

FOX News Channel (FNC) anchor Megyn Kelly's first primetime special, MEGYN KELLY PRESENTS will premiere Tuesday, May 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, followed by the premiere of new unscripted dating series COUPLED (more...)

Stage & Screen Star Christine Baranski to Speak at Juilliard Commencement; Cicely Tyson Among Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 111th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2016, at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). Christine Baranski will give Juilliard's Commencement Address. (more...)

Vernon Patrick Shares A REASON TO SURVIVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Vernon Patrick, a devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'A Reason to Survive': a gripping and potent work about being deceived from a trusted love one and having to deal with the consequences. (more...)

VIDEO: Tom Hiddleston, The Next James Bond? Actor Addresses Rumors on THE TALK
by - Apr 11, 2016

Tom Hiddleston of "The Night Manager" stopped by CBS's THE TALK and weighed in on fans’ campaigning for him to be the next James Bond. "t's very flattering," says the actor. (more...)

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