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GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 26, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to the start of Memorial Day Weekend: It's Friday, May 26, 2017 and time to live life dramatically! It really sounds like we should be cutting a ribbon somewhere to herald the start of the long weekend that kicks off summer, but instead we sit here in front of a computer screen, remembering and reminiscing, in hopes of providing you with something to read while you sit by the pool, waiting for the SPF37 to kick in! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Kevin Elyot's Final Play TWILIGHT SONG
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

TWILIGHT SONG, the final play by Kevin Elyot, writer of the classic comedy My Night with Reg, will receive its world premiere at Park Theatre from 12 July - 12 August, with a press night on 17 July. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR 5/26/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 25, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Wishbone Theatre Collective to Present FAIR at Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Wishbone Theatre Collective is proud to present the World Premiere of FAIR, a new historical, comedy and tragedy play about the California murderess Laura D. Fair this June as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival at Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre, 5636 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038. (more...)

SeeNoSun OnStage presents DOUBT, A PARABLE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

On June 1st, 2017, SeeNoSun OnStage will open a four week run of Doubt, A Parable, John Patrick Shanley's controversial Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama. The play examines the Catholic Church abuse Scandal while trying to answer the question, 'What do you do when you're not sure?  (more...)

Rec Room Arts presents Modern Adaptation of Iconic Ballet, THE RITE OF SPRING
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Rec Room Arts (Artistic Director, Matt Hune; Executive Director, Stephanie Wittels Wachs) announces the cast and creative team for THE RITE OF SPRING. The production previews Wednesday, June 14th, opens on Thursday, June 15th, and runs through Saturday, July 8, 2017 in the 600 sq. ft. Back Room at Rec Room. (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS to Grip Audiences at ActorsNET This June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

J.B. Priestley's atmospheric thriller An Inspector Calls grips The Heritage Center Theatre stage in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, in June. (more...)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW to Open Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Shakespeare's raucous comedy The Taming of the Shrew opens Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park 2017 season on June 1st. (more...)

Scoop: THE CHEW - 5/29 - 6/2 on ABC
by TV Scoop - May 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE CHEW - 5/29 - 6/2, airing on ABC (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell to Narrate HOLLYWOOD NURSES Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Producer Norma Lana will present a one-night-only benefit reading event of the new pulp comedy HOLLYWOOD NURSES, written by Sheila Head (Character Witness, Head Games) and Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!), and directed by Carl Andress (Die, Mommie, Die!, The Tribute Artist) on Monday, June 19 at Mainstage Theater (416 W 42nd St). The reading will be emceed and narrated by Emmy Award winner Rosie O'Donnell. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Premiere BILL COSBY: AN AMERICAN SCANDAL, 6/5
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

BILL COSBY: AN AMERICAN Scandal premieres worldwide Monday, June 5 at 9/8c, only on Investigation Discovery. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 23, 2017
by - May 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

SUDDENLY THE STORM to Make Cape Town Premiere at the Baxter Flipside
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Nominated for six Naledi Theatre awards, the Baxter Theatre Centre presents the Market Theatre's production of Suddenly the Storm, during Youth month. (more...)

Inside Broadway to Honor Kate Burton and Ramin Karimloo with 2017 Broadway Beacon Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Celebrating its landmark 35th anniversary season, on Monday, June 12 at their annual Broadway Beacon Awards Gala at The JW Marriot Essex House (160 Central Park South), leading NYC arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway (Executive Director, Michael Presser) will honor Tony and Emmy Award nominated actress Kate Burton (currently starring in the Tony Award nominated revival of Present Laughter) and Tony nominee Ramin Karimloo (currently starring in the Tony Award Nominated musical Anastasia), as well as Tino Gagliardi, president of Local 802 American Federation of Musicians, the largest union of professional musicians in the world. (more...)

New Documentary Series WATERGATE in the Works at History Channel
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

HISTORY(R) has commissioned the definitive original documentary series about one of the biggest criminal conspiracies in modern politics, WATERGATE, produced and directed by Academy Award(R)-winning director Charles Ferguson ('Inside Job'). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 22, 2017
by - May 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Scoop: 2 BROKE GIRLS on CBS - Monday, June 12, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on 2 BROKE GIRLS, airing on CBS on Monday, June 12, 2017! (more...)

NUMBERS NERDS: The [almost] All-Girl Math Challenge Comes to Peter Jay Sharp Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and CPA Theatricals present Numbers Nerds, the [almost] all-girl math challenge, with book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.  Amber Mak, New Works Development Director at Chicago's Paramount Theatre, directs and choreographs a cast of six, including Danielle Davila, Madison Kauffman, Jake Morrissy, Maisie Rose, Sharon Sachs (Film: 'Home Alone;'  TV: 'Weeds,' 'Dexter,' 'Grimm') and Tiffany Tatreau (Ride the Cyclone). Six performances will be staged at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, New York City from July 19-23, 2017. (more...)

The Hollywood Museum Announces Fourth Annual Real to Reel: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQs in Hollywood Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

The Hollywood Museum is thrilled to announce its 2017 salute to the LGBTQ community's contributions to the entertainment industry. The fourth annual "REAL to REEL: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQs in Hollywood" exhibit, in partnership with Los Angeles City Council member Mitch O'Farrell, is an educational, entertaining and informative retrospective of LGBTQ images in film, TV, new digital platforms featuring costumes, props, photos, and iconic imagery all telling the story of the milestones and influence that LGBTQ characters and plot lines have had in Hollywood from early stereotypes to modern-day representations. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/20/2017
by - May 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/20/2017. (more...)

Catherine Zeta Jones to Star in New Lifetime Movie COCAINE GODMOTHER
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

Lifetime has greenlit the original movie, COCAINE GODMOTHER, starring Academy Award and Tony Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and directed by Academy Award-Winning Cinematographer Guillermo Navarro. (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, May 21, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, May 21, 2017! (more...)

SeeNoSun OnStage presents DOUBT, A PARABLE 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

On June 1st, 2017, SeeNoSun OnStage will open a four week run of Doubt, A Parable, John Patrick Shanley's controversial Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama. The play examines the Catholic Church abuse Scandal while trying to answer the question, "What do you do when you're not sure?  (more...)

NBC's THE BLACKLIST Equals Its High Since January; Grows Week to Week
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

NBC's season finale of THE BLACKLIST (0.9/4 in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET)is close to rounding to a 1.0 (currently reporting a 0.945 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings). (more...)

ABC Picks Up THE CROSSING, THE GOSPEL OF KEVIN & More for 2017-18 Season
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios had another successful selling season with 11 new shows going into production for a total of 21 series between the two studios, as well as a new series from ABC Studios International, an increase over last year. (more...)

Scalia Drama THE ORIGINALIST to Return to Arena Stage This July
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Fresh off a cross-country tour, John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

VIDEO: LATE SHOW's Stephen Colbert Reacts to Trump's Request to 'Let It Go'
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, host Stephen Colbert reacted to breaking news that the President asked James Comey to drop his investigation of Michael Flynn. (more...)

ABC Unveils 2017-18 Primetime Schedule ft. LITTLE MERMAID LIVE!, DWTS Jr. & More
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2017-18 slate of programming. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York City. (more...)

ABC Releases Trailers for Shondaland's FOR THE PEOPLE, Zach Braff's ALEX, INC & More!
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2017-18 slate of programming. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, unveiled the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities. Check out trailers for the new shows below! (more...)

ABC Confirms SCANDAL Will Conclude Following Season 7
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

In a conference call with reporters today, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey confirmed that the long-running ABC drama Scandal will indeed come to an end after its seventh season. (more...)

Bravo's Hit Series REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC Moves to New Time Slot
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

With the cherry blossoms in full bloom, Bravo Media's hit series REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC shifts to 8pm ET/PT, followed by the new getaway series “Invite Only Cabo” at 9pm ET/PT, beginning Sunday, May 21. The season is in full swing, and Sunday nights have never been hotter. (more...)

Grammy- & Emmy-Nominated Pop Icon Katy Perry Set to Judge on ABC's AMERICAN IDOL
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

At today's upfront presentation at David Geffen Hall in New York City, ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey announced that Grammy- and Emmy-nominated music luminary Katy Perry is set to judge the next generation of artists on ABC's revival of the beloved music competition series “American Idol.”   (more...)

ABC Orders GREY'S ANATOMY Spin-Off Series from Shondaland
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

At today's ABC Television Network upfront presentation, ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey announced that the network has picked up a new drama straight to series from Shondaland. (more...)

Investigation Discovery Unveils Full Panel Lineup for IDCON True Crime Event
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

Investigation Discovery (ID) today announced exciting additions and the full panel lineup for IDCON, the network's second annual sold out event for true crime fanatics taking place this Saturday, May 20 at the iconic Altman Building in New York City. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Stages THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 6/8-18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents William Shakespeare's madcap, joyous The Comedy of Errors on the U of M's Theatre Mainstage from June 8-18. (more...)

Scoop: 2 BROKE GIRLS on CBS - Monday, June 5, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 15, 2017

Get all the scoop on 2 BROKE GIRLS, airing on CBS on Monday, June 5, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: 2 BROKE GIRLS on CBS - Monday, May 29, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 15, 2017

Get all the scoop on 2 BROKE GIRLS, airing on CBS on Monday, May 29, 2017! (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of Dorothy Fortenberry's SPECIES NATIVE TO CALIFORNINA Hits Home in Trump's America
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Everyone's a part of the family - until they're not. IAMA Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a deceptively gentle comedy about family, land, labor and loss. Eli Gonda directs Species Native to California by Dorothy Fortenberry continues through June 11 at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, Starring Michael Urie, Begins This Week at Red Bull
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

A friendly reminder! Red Bull Theater begins performances tomorrow, Tuesday, for their next mainstage production: The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, which will open at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). (more...)

Production Underway for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original DARROW & DARROW
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

Production has begun on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original DARROW & DARROW, starring Kimberly Williams-Paisley ('Father of the Bride'), Tom Cavanagh ('The Flash,' 'Ed') and Wendie Malick ('Hot in Cleveland,' 'Just Shoot Me'). From Emmy Award (R) winner Phoef Sutton, whose credits include 'Boston Legal' and 'Cheers,' shooting is taking place in and around Vancouver, B.C. (more...)

NBC Reveals 2017-18 Winning Lineup Featuring New Shows & Bold Scheduling Moves
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

On the heels of a victorious 2016-17 season, NBC has announced a new season lineup that builds upon its remarkable stability while adding a rich variety of new series. (more...)

First Look - New ABC Series DECEPTION and SPLITTING UP TOGETHER, Starring Jenna Fischer
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

ABC has shared first look teasers for its new series DECEPTION, starring Jack Cutmore-scott as a superstar magician whose career is ruined by Scandal, and SPLITTING UP TOGETHER, starring 'Office' alum Jenna Fischer. (more...)

CBS Cancels THE GREAT INDOORS, TWO BROKE GIRLS, CRIMINAL MINDS Spin Off
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

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IAMA Theatre Company Presents World Premiere of SPECIES NATIVE TO CALIFORNIA
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

Everyone's a part of the family - until they're not. IAMA Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a deceptively gentle comedy about family, land, labor and loss. Eli Gonda directs Species Native to California by Dorothy Fortenberry for a May 13 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Natalie Dormer and David Oakes Star In VENUS IN FUR at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

TRH Productions will present Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in the West End premiere of David Ives' hit Broadway play Venus in Fur this autumn for a strictly limited nine week engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. This critically-acclaimed two-hander will run from 6 October to 9 December with opening night for press on 17 October. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Ring of Fire' Season Finale of GREY'S ANATOMY
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2017

On the Season Finale of GREY'S ANATOMY titled 'Ring of Fire', the doctors' lives are at risk after a dangerous patient escapes the hospital room. (more...)

Winners for Florida Festival of New Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Winter Park Playhouse launches it's new Florida Festival of New Musicals August 24 - 27 of this year, and has just confirmed the winning selections for 2017. (more...)

Scoop: THE CHEW 5/15 - 5/19 on ABC
by TV Scoop - May 11, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE CHEW 5/15 - 5/19, airing on ABC (more...)

Scoop: LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN 5/15 - 5/19
by TV Scoop - May 11, 2017

Get all the scoop on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN 5/15 - 5/19 (more...)

ABC's SCANDAL to Conclude Following Upcoming Seventh Season?
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2017

Multiple sources have confirmed to TV Line reports that Scandal's upcoming seventh seventh will be its last. (more...)

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