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Laura Bell Bundy Will Co-Direct Kentucky Production of LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

According to the Lexington Herald Leader, Kentucky native Laura Bell Bundy, who is perhaps best known for originating the role of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, will co-direct a production of the show at the Lexington Theatre Company later this year. Bundy, who earned a Tony nomination for the role on 2007, made the announcement at the theatre's recent 'Concert With The Stars.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYC Opera's Starry CANDIDE Celebrates Opening Night
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 7, 2017

Last night Leonard Bernstein's Candide, directed by legend Broadway visionary Harold Prince was presented by the New York City Opera and BroadwayWorld was at the opening night festivities. (more...)

BWW Review: THREE SISTERS, Union Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Jan 7, 2017

Gary Naylor sees a play that rewards repeated viewing, as relevant today as ever and, in this version, performed with subtlety and grace by an excellent cast. (more...)

The Second Cat Leigh and Marci Welles Crime Novel is Available on Amazon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

SILK SUIT/STONE HEART is now available in paperback and for Kindle on amazon.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Cast Photo of ANASTASIA Featuring Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, and Ramin Karimloo
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The producers of the new musical, ANASTASIA, today unveil a first look photo of Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, and Ramin Karimloo. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's Game of Thrones Spirals to Thrilling Climax
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season and concludes its multi-year history cycle with Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses, Part 2 and Richard III, by William Shakespeare.  This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips.  This production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Darnell Pierre Benjamin at King Henry VI, Kelly Mengelkoch as Queen Margaret, and Billy Chace as King Richard III.  The History Cycle sponsor is Osborn, Rohs, Williams & Donohoe, LLC.  (more...)

John Cariani, Hannah Elless, Emily Skinner and More Tapped for Transport Group's William Inge Rep; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Transport Group has announced the cast of Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Sly Rat Theatre Co. Brings The Magic Of Shakespeare To The Banks Of The Maribyrnong River
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

SLY RAT THEATRE CO. is excited to announce its first production of 2017 is Shakespeare's enigmatic fantasy, THE TEMPEST! (more...)

New Dance-Theater Work 'THE BENCH' Will Feature SHUFFLE ALONG's Darius de Haas and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Titus Theatricals, in association with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, has announced the upcoming industry showcase presentations of the thrilling new work, The Bench – Journey into Love, during the 2017 APAP Conference. (more...)

Pig Iron Theatre Company's New Symphonic Theater Show to Meditate on Climate Change
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Pig Iron Theatre Company, the internationally acclaimed, Philadelphia-based organization, has announced A Period of Animate Existence, an ambitious new multimedia production that meditates on perhaps the most pressing issue facing this and future generations-climate change, which threatens to result in the loss of 20-50% of all living species on earth-and asks, "How do we contemplate the future in such a moment?" (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Broadway's WAR PAINT!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Producers David Stone and Marc Platt today announced complete casting for the upcoming Broadway musical, WAR PAINT. (more...)

Scoop: THE 100 Season Premiere on THE CW - Wednesday, February 1, 2017
by - Jan 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE 100 Season Premiere, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, February 1, 2017! (more...)

C. A. Davidson Launches BIRTHRIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

C. A. Davidson writes of history she has seen for herself, showing the raw power of truth in a world of deceit. Join the heroic young Benjamin in his epic quest for the elusive birthright-key to the very survival of life and liberty. (more...)

BWW Review: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Crazily Sweeps Away at The Israeli Opera
by Ronit Suzan - Jan 18, 2017

For an Opera that is described as dark, intense and ruthless and its plot is filled with murder, betrayal, insanity and death, at its end it might become even more tragic, as expected, but in Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor the journey through all that has many beautiful and captivating moments, especially in this revival of the Israeli Opera's 2012 production, originally directed by Emilio Sagi as the revival director is Javier Ulacia. (more...)

BWW Review: Cleveland Theater Tributes 2016
by Roy Berko - Jan 17, 2017

Greater Cleveland is blessed with a vital theater scene. It has been the purpose of the TIMES THEATER TRIBUTES, now known as BROADWAY WORLD-CLEVELAND REGIONAL PROFESSIONAL THEATER TRIBUTES (BWW-Cle Theater Tributes), to recognize theatrical experiences that, in the subjective view of this reviewer, were excellent and deserve recognition. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Laura Bell Bundy Warns Against 'Praying the Gay Away' in New Skits-O-Frenic Episode
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2017

Broadway veteran Laura Bell Bundy is at it again with a new Skits-O-Frenic episode, titled 'You Can't Pray The Gay Away.' The description reads: 'We should all know by now that you can't pray the gay away. It's in one's DNA and it's here to stay. In light of the inauguration, we pledge our support of and for the equal rights and treatment of the LGBTQ community. We hope all people feel the freedom to let their freak flag fly. Okrr?!' (more...)

SANCTUARY to Present Sergio Castillo's RADICAL at HERE Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

The Praxis Culture Theatre Brigade in association with HERE Arts Center & The Sanctuary Theatre Festival presents Sergio Castillo's RADICAL. Directed by Chelsea B. Lockie. (more...)

NBC Universo to Premiere SONS OF ANARCHY En Espanol, 1/17
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

NBC UNIVERSO, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, and the fastest growing cable network, will premiere SONS OF ANARCHY en Español Tuesday, January 17th at 10pm/9C. (more...)

Loglines Revealed for Upcoming Episodes of DirecTV/Audience Network Series 'ICE'
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

“ICE” is a high-impact, serialized crime drama that follows the Green Family, as they plunge into the underbelly of the Los Angeles diamond trade (more...)

SHE HAS A NAME to Debut 1/18 in Limited Run at The Elektra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

In conjunction with Human Trafficking Month, Ripple Effect Artists will debut its 2017 production SHE HAS A NAME, the critically-acclaimed play by Andrew Kooman about human trafficking at the Elektra Theatre for a limited run: January, 18, 25 and February 1st. (more...)

Video: Meet Patina Miller, Bryce Pinkham's Characters on MERCY STREET
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 12, 2017

MERCY STREET, the much-acclaimed Civil War-era drama set in the occupied city of Alexandria, Virginia, will return to PBS stations for a second season on January 22 2017, at 8:00 p.m. ET (check local listings). In addition to returning theatre stars Josh Radnor, Donna Murphy, Norbert Leo Butz, Gary Cole, and more, the new season will welcome two faces familiar to Broadway fans, Tony-winner Patina Miller and Tony-nominee Bryce Pinkham. (more...)

Breaking News: Have You Heard? ANASTASIA Has Found Its Full Broadway Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Producers Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening) just announced complete casting for the new musical, ANASTASIA. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Transport Group's PICNIC & COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 10, 2017

Transport Group will soon present Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, featuring Tony nominee John Cariani (Something Rotten) as Howard (Picnic) and Service Men (Sheba); Hannah Elless (Bright Star) as Millie (Picnic) and Marie (Sheba); OBIE winner David Greenspan (The Patsy) as Elmo (Sheba); Joseph Kolinski (Follies) as Doc (Sheba); Ginna Le Vine as Madge (Picnic); Heather Mac Rae (I Remember Mama) as Mrs. Potts (Picnic) and Lola (Sheba); David T. Patterson (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) as Hal (Picnic) and Turk (Sheba); Tony winner Michele Pawk (Hollywood Arms) as Flo (Picnic); Jennifer Piech (Titanic) as Irma (Picnic) and Mrs. Coffman ( Sheba); Krystal Rowley as Christine (Picnic); Jay Russell (Travels with My Aunt) as Ed (Sheba); Emily Skinner (Billy Elliot) as Rosemary (Picnic); and Rowan Vickers (Nat Turner in Jerusalem) as Alan (Picnic) and Bruce (Sheba). (more...)

Oxygen Sets Hearts Afire This Valentine's Day with Two Series Premieres
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Oxygen Media sets hearts afire this Valentine's Day when BAD GIRLS CLUB: EAST MEETS WEST” launches Tuesday, February 14 at 8PM ET/PT, followed by the series premiere of THE BATTLE OF THE EX-BESTIES at 9pm ET/PT. (more...)

VIDEO: Poster Art & Trailer Released for WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
by Movies News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The first trailer and poster art has been released for WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, hitting theaters on July 14, 2017. (more...)

Netflix Research Uncovers New Trend in Watching TV & Movies
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

According to research from Netflix*, a new trend in watching has emerged with more than 30 million Netflix members around the world weaving film into their binge routines. (more...)

Starry, Harold Prince-Helmed CANDIDE Adds Performances at New York City Opera
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

This January, the legendary Broadway visionary Harold Prince returns to New York City Opera to direct a new production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide. The production, choreographed by Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated choreographer Patricia Birch, brings together a versatile cast of Broadway veterans and rising opera stars to tell the story of Candide's adventures and tribulations in the "best of all possible worlds."  (more...)

THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WARS OF THE ROSES Premieres on THIRTEEN, 12/11
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WARS OF THE ROSES is a lavish three-part follow-up to the BAFTA winning The Hollow Crown, which aired in 2013 on THIRTEEN's Great Performances. (more...)

Pepper Nicky Craig Releases TREASURE OF LOST REFUGE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Pepper Nicky Craig, a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, homesteader, devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'Treasure of Lost Refuge: A Nicky Family Chronicle': an entertaining and exciting story that keeps the reader guessing through the twists and turns of an enchanted science-fiction plot. Follow the main characters as they solve an ancient mystery and witness the impossible. (more...)

Upcoming Episodes Revealed for DirecTV/Audience Network Series ICE
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

“ICE” is a high-impact, serialized crime drama that follows the Green Family, as they plunge into the underbelly of the Los Angeles diamond trade. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Announces Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces the Spring 2017 performance and residency series, which runs January 7 through June 17. Tickets for BAC Presents performances in theater, music, and dance can be purchased now at bacnyc.org and 866 811 4111. Throughout the season, BAC Residencies will provide critical support to eleven artists across disciplines to develop new work in BAC's studios. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image to Present Martin Scorsese Retrospective
by Movies News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

During the next five months, Museum of the Moving Image will present a comprehensive retrospective devoted to the films of Martin Scorsese, in conjunction with a major exhibition about the director's work, life, and passion for cinema. (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Bergen County Players (BCP) continues its 84th season with The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, John Bishop's riotous comedy whodunit, opening January 14th, 2017. (more...)

Laura Bell Bundy, Leslie Kritzer, Krysta Rodriguez and Matthew Scott Set for The LEX's CONCERT WITH THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

The LEXington Theatre Company has announced that Laura Bell Bundy (TONY Nominee - Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Television's Fuller House, Anger Management), Leslie Kritzer (Something Rotten, A Catered Affair, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening, The Addams Family, First Date, Television's Smash) and Matthew Scott (An American in Paris, Jersey Boys, A Catered Affair, Sondheim on Sondheim) will be joining this year's line-up of Broadway Vets for "Concert With The Stars," on Sunday, January 8 at 3:00pm, at The Lexington Opera House (Lexington, KY.) (more...)

BWW Review: AN IRISH CAROL Serves Up a Pint at Keegan Theatre
by Keith Tittermary - Dec 20, 2016

Adapting Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is somewhat of a requirement for established theatre companies. There are many versions of the tale from musicals, CGI movies, radio plays, and irreverent comedies. Playwright (and Keegan Theatre Company Member) Matthew Keenan adds his version to the litany of adaptations and does so with a delightful spin in An Irish Carol. (more...)

Scoop: LETHAL WEAPON on FOX - Saturday, December 24, 2016
by - Dec 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on LETHAL WEAPON, airing on FOX on Saturday, December 24, 2016! (more...)

Dolby Cinema Offers Strong Slate of Titles Into 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

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New York City Opera Presents CANDIDE Featuring Gregg Edelman, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Brooks Ashmanskas, and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

This January, the legendary Broadway visionary Harold Prince returns to New York City Opera to direct a new production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide. The production, choreographed by Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated choreographer Patricia Birch, brings together a versatile cast of Broadway veterans and rising opera stars to tell the story of Candide's adventures and tribulations in the "best of all possible worlds." (more...)

Annie Dow and Eddie Martinez to Star in FADE at Primary Stages; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Primary Stages has announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of FADE, written by Tanya Saracho (Mala Hierba) and directed by Jerry Ruiz (Basilica). (more...)

DirecTV/Audience Network Announces Upcoming Episode of New Original Series 'ICE'
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

“ICE” is a high-impact, serialized crime drama that follows the Green Family, as they plunge into the underbelly of the Los Angeles diamond trade. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Chat, Preview WAR PAINT at the Times
by Stage Tube - Dec 15, 2016

Two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, returning to Broadway this spring in the acclaimed new musical War Paint, were featured guests at this week's New York Times 'War Paint Times Talk,' hosted at the Times Center. They were joined by Tony-nominated composer Scott Frankel and moderator Alexandra Jacobs. Below, watch their discussion, plus see them sing songs from the show! (more...)

2017 Sundance Film Festival Adds Four Films
by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Rounding out an already robust slate of new independent work, Sundance Institute adds two Documentary Premieres and two archive From The Collection films to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Screenings take place in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort January 19-29. (more...)

STARWARZ: THE PANTO MENACE to Bring Christmas Spirit to the Museum Theatre, Egmore
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Celebrating 25 years of The Little Theatre, presenting its 22nd Christmas Pantomime is as many years at the Museum Theatre, Egmore from December 16 to 21, 2016. STARWARZ: THE PANTO MENACE. 'May the force (& the tickets) be with you!' (more...)

Blackstone to Publish John Altman's FALSE FLAG
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Blackstone Publishing is proud to announce the upcoming release of False Flag [Blackstone Publishing; May 16, 2017; hardcover, e-book, and audiobook narrated by Edoardo Ballerini], a daring new thriller by John Altman, author of the acclaimed novels Disposable Asset and A Game of Spies. (more...)

Inaugural New York Science Fiction Film Festival to Launch in January
by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

We are culture. We are exploration. We are The New York Science Fiction Film Festival. (more...)

Connecticut-Based Independent Film Premieres at Bridgeport's Bijou 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

An independent action feature filmed in-state with more than 40 Connecticut actors is to be premiered Dec. 28 (Wednesday night) at Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre (275 Fairfield Ave.). (more...)

WAR PAINT Times Talk, Featuring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, Livestreams Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, returning to Broadway this spring in the acclaimed new musical War Paint, will be featured guests at this evening's New York Times 'War Paint Times Talk,' hosted at the Times Center. They will be joined by Tony-nominated composer Scott Frankel. The sold-out event will be streamed live. (more...)

THE CARDINAL Comes to Southwark Playhouse Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

"All great men know, the soul of life is fame." (more...)

Fringe Audience favourite Silk Bath returns to Toronto Stages at the 2017 Next Stage Theatre Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Unapologetic, brutal and unflinching, 2016 Toronto Fringe audience hit, Silk Bath, returns to the stage at the 2017 Next Stage Theatre Festival. Lauded for its brutal look at the psychological challenges of Chinese-Canadian immigrants, Silk Bath will be the first show in NSTF history to be presented in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.  (more...)

QUARRY The Complete First Season Available on Blu-ray & DVD, 2/14
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Season 1 of the “wildly entertaining” (TV Guide) Cinemax® series QUARRY, loosely based on the novels of Max Allan Collins set in and around Memphis, is set to make its home entertainment debut on February 14, 2017. (more...)

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