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...)

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...)

Scoop: THE BACHLORETTE on ABC - Monday, June 20, 2016
by - Jun 8, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE BACHLORETTE, airing on ABC on Monday, June 20, 2016! (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Names Artistic Company for 81st Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces company members for its 81st season, running June 14 through October 16, 2016. The mix of plays include a late-in-life romance, an intriguing whodunit, a raucous pop-rock musical, an engaging Midwest premiere and a wildly comic thriller. (more...)

Will Sharpay Return for HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 4? Ashley Tisdale Reveals!
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Ashley Tisdale reveals that her HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL character Sharpay Evans will not appear in the 4th installment of the popular Disney Channel series. (more...)

Scoop: THE FOSTERS on FREEFORM - Monday, June 27, 2016
by - Jun 7, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE FOSTERS, airing on FREEFORM on Monday, June 27, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: HOTEL HELL on FOX - Today, June 7, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 6, 2016

Get all the scoop on HOTEL HELL, airing on FOX on today, June 7, 2016! (more...)

MMA Thriller FIGHT VALLEY Heads to Theaters & On Demand This July
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

FIGHT VALLEY will open in theaters nationwide and On Demand July 22, 2016. (more...)

Rumored Surprise Kanye West Performance Causes Pandemonium in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

A rumored surprise appearance by Kanye West caused a 'near riot' outside New York City's Webster Hall concert venue early this morning (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open BASKERVILLE This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 6th opening of the Vermont Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, at Saint Michael's Playhouse (July 6 - 16). (more...)

Laura Bickle Transitions to Harper Voyager Print
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

A RISING 'STAR' OF SCI-FI/ FANTASY: With the forthcoming release of Nine of Stars, critically acclaimed author Laura Bickle is first author to transition from Harper Voyager's digital-original line to traditional print! (more...)

Is This the End of One Direction? Harry Styles Signs Solo Recording Contract
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

One Direction's Harry Styles has inked a solo recording contract with Columbia Records, the same label that currently represents the popular boy band. (more...)

VIDEO: Does Damian Lewis Want to Be the Next James Bond? The Actor Weighs In
by - Jun 22, 2016

You know him from TV dramas like “Homeland” and “Billions”; now actor Damian Lewis is hitting the big screen in a spy thriller, “Our Kind of Traitor.” (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Bethenny Frankel Reveals Serious Health Issue on REAL HOUSEWIVES
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Bethenny Frankel reveals a serious health issue on tonight's episode of REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

The Friday 5: JUDY's Linda Sue Runyeon & Chase Miller
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 17, 2016

Dickson's Gaslight Dinner Theatre continues its 16th Anniversary Season and 75th show with  JUDY! A Musical Tribute, which opened yesterday. JUDY! A Musical Tribute is a two-act revue that includes performances of famous Garland tunes. Compiled and created by stage veterans Linda Sue Simmons Runyeon and Joe Grizzel, this cabaret revue is a musical collection of songs, video and documentary, taking the audience "down memory lane" about the life of America's sweet heart, Judy Garland. (more...)

Judy Blume Set for Writers on a New England Stage, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The best-loved American author Judy Blume comes to town with her latest bestselling novel for adults, just out in paperback. Ms. Blume has touched generations of readers with such memorable novels as Summer Sisters; Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret; Blubber; and Wifey. In IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT, she takes us back to 1950s Elizabeth, New Jersey, where real-life tragedy strikes as a series of airplanes fall from the sky, leaving the community reeling. (more...)

It's Official: Javier Munoz Will Take Over in HAMILTON When Lin-Manuel Miranda Departs in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, HAMILTON leading man Lin-Manuel Miranda will be exiting the show on July 9 to focus on his upcoming projects, including the starring role in Disney's MARY POPPINS opposite Emily Blunt. In a Heatstreet report last month, it was speculated that he will be replaced by his current alternate, Javier Muñoz, who steps in for Miranda on Sunday matinees. It appears that the Rumors are true, because now they've been confirmed by Miranda himself. He told Washington Post reviewer Peter Marks: (more...)

BWW Review: THIS SIDE OF THE DIRT Treats Texans to a Taste of Themselves
by Joni Lorraine - Jun 15, 2016

Tito Beveridge treats Texans to a taste of themselves in This Side of the Dirt. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse's SISTER ACT Opens This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Saint Michael's Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the June 21 opening of the Playhouse's 2016 summer theater season with the five-time Tony-nominated musical Sister Act, the sparkling smash hit musical comedy that the New York Post called 'ridiculously fun.' (more...)

Production Underway for Starz' THE WHITE PRINCESS; Full Casting Revealed
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Starz announced today production has commenced on THE WHITE PRINCESS, the follow-up to the Golden Globe® and Emmy® award-nominated STARZ Original Miniseries “The White Queen,” (more...)

BWW Review: Dazzling 'Diva' VIVIAN REED Is Awe-Inspiring On STANDARDS & MORE at the Metropolitan Room
by Victoria Ordin - Jun 1, 2016

Vivian Reed and her consummate band—led by conductor and pianist Billy McDaniel, and joined by guest vocalists Janinah Burnett and Raun Ruffin—dazzled a packed Metropolitan Room on May 23 with her new show, An Evening with Vivian Reed: Standards and More. (more...)

GeckoSystems Praises SCOTUS Decision Re: Naked Shorting Stocks & States Rights
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016


Long Beach Playhouse Sets 88th Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

On September 24, the Long Beach Playhouse opens its 88th Mainstage Season. This year's season is a journey of self discovery, adventure, and fun. (more...)

Two Plays Open Next Week at Baltimore Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Opening on Wednesday, July 27 is Frank Talk, by Sharon Goldner, directed by Miriam Bazensky. Frank Talk is a book-in-hand production by The Strand Theatrein their new home at 5426 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214. Shows will beWednesday through Friday at 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm. For tickets go to (more...)

VIDEO: Idris Elba Talks 'Star Trek: Beyond,' James Bond Rumors on GMA
by - Jul 21, 2016

Actor Idris Elba chatted with GMA's Michael Strahan about getting into character as an alien and reacts to the speculation that he's in the running to be the next 007. (more...)

Elements Theatre to Crown Summer 2016 with Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Crowning its year-long tribute to Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, Elements Theatre Company presents King Lear under the direction of Danielle Dwyer, CJ. In the striking outdoor setting of the Atrium of the Church of the Transfiguration, the members of Elements Theatre Company bring all of their passionate dedication and expertise to the Bard's riveting portrayal of a kingdom and families torn apart. Press night is Opening night, August 12, 7:00pm guest lecture Dr. Kathryn Moncrief, followed by outdoor performance 8:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of Dashnight's CHOPS Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Dashnight Productions is delighted to present the World Premiere of CHOPS, running through August 14, with press opening last night, July 14 at 8 p.m. at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jules Sets Sonja Up On a Blind Date on Tonight's REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK
by - Jul 13, 2016

Jules Wainstein and her husband Michael head to a dinner party where they plan to set up Sonja Morgan on a blind date, but the couple has their own romantic issues to work out on the way. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dashnight Productions' World Premiere of CHOPS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 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. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Agatha Christie's THE HOLLOW Takes the Stage at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 81st season now through July 24 when it presents Agatha Christie's intriguing whodunit, 'The Hollow.' A weekend in the English countryside goes deathly awry with an explosive murder in this spell-binding mystery. (more...)

Rumor Patrol: Cindy Adams Says Carol Channing Possible for HELLO, DOLLY Revival!?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Despite firm denials from both press rep Rick Miramontez and producer Scott Rudin, as well as the star's age (95), the NY Post's Cindy Adams insists she has heard Rumors that Carol Channing could be up for playing the matinee 'Dolly' (more...)

Biography of 'The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin' Released July 12th
by Michael Dale - Jul 11, 2016

David Kaufman writes of the life and career of one of the most beloved performers in American theatre. (more...)

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