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Review Roundup: THE NERD at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler present 'The Nerd,' Larry Shue's outrageously funny comedy, running at Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) now through July 15. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Week Two and Three Winners of the Seventh Annual NYC Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

There is no place like New York!  With a city this rich in culture, Scandal, and diversity, the possibilities for theatrical reenactment are endless.  The Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival and Be Bold! Productions encourage playwrights to mine this precious resource by offering an annual NYC - themed festival each June.  Celebrating its 7th year, "Only in New York" opened Thursday, June 8 and ran for three weeks.  Each week four/five original short plays or musicals, by a variety of playwrights (including one high school student), was presented with a "Best of the Week" production, selected by audience vote. (more...)

FOX News Channel Signs Congressman Jason Chaffetz to Contributor Role
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

FOX News Channel (FNC) has signed soon-to-be former Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) to a contributor role. In this role he will offer political analysis across FNC and FOX Business Network's (FBN) daytime and primetime programming. He will begin on July 1st. (more...)

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR with Michael Urie Pushes Opening at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Red Bull Theater has announced that their acclaimed production of The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, now at The Duke on 42nd Street, will transfer to New World Stages for six weeks only, beginning July 6th, one day later than originally announced. This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through August 20th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: PRESENT LAUGHTER's Kate Burton Joins the Fabled Walls of Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - Jun 29, 2017

Just yesterday, Present Laughter's Kate Burton joined the fabled walls of Sardi's... or at least her new portrait did. BroadwayWorld was on hand as Burton and the cast of Present Laughter celebrated the big day! (more...)

Sneak Peek - ABC Airs Exclusive Interview with Princess Diana's Brother This August
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

On the eve of Princess Diana's birthday, ABC and Time Inc.'s PEOPLE announce the list of exceptional voices to be featured in THE STORY OF DIANA. The two-night, four-hour primetime television event documenting the extraordinary life of Princess Diana marks the 20th anniversary of the icon's tragic passing at age 36. (more...)

Heath Ledger, River Phoenix & More Are Focus of New Reelz Series UNDER THE INFLUENCE
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

REELZ today announced new original series UNDER THE INFLUENCE premieres Friday, July 7, 2017 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. A celebrity Scandal can be the undoing of even the shiniest Hollywood star. (more...)

One-Woman Show BROKEN IMAGES to Play Red Sandcastle Theatre This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Neeraja Ramjee presents BROKEN IMAGES, a psychological thriller by acclaimed Indian contemporary playwright Girish Karnad, August 10-20, 2017 at Red Sandcastle Theatre. This is a one woman show starring Neeraja Ramjee, and directed by award-winning actor, director, and dramaturge Clinton Walker. (more...)

BWW Review: This is No Hearsay, THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL at the Stratford Festival is a Hit!
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 26, 2017

Stratford Festival's Artistic Director, Antoni Cimolino is directing one production this season and it is Richard Brinsley Sheridan's THE SCHOOL FOR Scandal. Mounted on the Avon Theatre stage, this production boasts a fabulous company and a commentary on society that is far from outdated. (more...)

ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Competition Now Live in the U.S.
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

ABC Talent and Casting's fifth annual ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Competition, which takes place Monday, June 26 – Sunday, July 9, is live now in the U.S. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch First Teaser Trailer for Broadway Return of M. BUTTERFLY!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

M. Butterfly comes to Broadway! Below, check out the first teaser trailer for the revival of the Tony winning political drama M. BUTTERFLY, coming to Broadway on October 7th.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE NERD at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler present "The Nerd," Larry Shue's outrageously funny comedy, running at Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) now through July 15. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

KINGS & QUEENS OF COMEDY Brings South Africa's Best to Sandton
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

In medieval times, a jester was employed by a nobleman or monarch to entertain him and his guests. The heavyweights of South African comedy are by no means jesters, but they certainly do entertain… Catch the Kings & Queens of Comedy at the Sandton Convention Centre on Friday, 21 July for a show of hysterical proportions. (more...)

The Kilroys Unveil 4th Annual List of Recommended Plays, Featuring Works by Nwandu, FastHorse, Yee and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Continuing the fight to achieve gender parity in the American Theater, LA-based playwright/producer collective The Kilroys has facilitated its fourth annual List of industry-recommended new plays. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rosie O'Donnell, Leslie Margherita, Max von Essen, Taylor Louderman and More in HOLLYWOOD NURSES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

See brand new photos from Monday night's all-star benefit reading of HOLLYWOOD NURSES at The Mainstage Theatre.  (more...)

BWW Review: AH, WILDERNESS! Sparks At Open Stage
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 23, 2017

The Fourth of July has never been quite like it was at the Miller house. Donald Alsedek retires from directing on a high with this production of the O'Neill classic. (more...)

Take Another Look at JFK's Assassination in New Book by Robert A. Wagner
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017


ABC to Spotlight Creatives and Stars of Hit Shows at D23 Expo 2017
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Be among the first to learn the secrets of what's ahead on ABC's hit series “Once Upon a Time”; “Modern Family”'s Nolan Gould hosts an ABC Summer Fun & Games panel featuring some of your favorite ABC Comedy kids playing a live, real-time game of “Celebrity Family Feud' (more...)

Scoop: DOUBT on CBS - Saturday, July 1, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on DOUBT, airing on CBS on Saturday, July 1, 2017! (more...)

ONE VOICE AT THE OLD VIC to Feature Monologues by Mark Watson, Amelia Bullmore, and Yasmina Reza
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Old Vic today announced the next One Voice at The Old Vic which will take place on 7 July featuring new monologues written by Mark Watson and Amelia Bullmore performed by Katherine Parkinson and Niamh Cusack as well as a monologue by Yasmina Reza. (more...)

First Look: THE HERO WITHIN Brings Veterans' Personal Stories to Life, Extended July 7-8-9 in Santa Monica
by Shari Barrett - Jun 22, 2017

After a sold-out and critically-acclaimed run at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in April 2017, CRE Outreach, in partnership with the Veterans Empowerment Theatre, is pleased to announce a one-weekend extension of THE HERO WITHIN, the powerful play which brings 7 local veterans' personal stories to life through an artistic journey that gives voice to the difficulty of transitioning from the war zone back into society as they search for the hero within themselves. The show includes both lighthearted comedy and dramatic moments that will leave audiences on the edge of their seat. (more...)

Cressida Bonas to Star in MRS. ORWELL at Old Red Lion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

This summer, the world premiere of Mrs Orwell starring Cressida Bonas (Doctor Thorne (ITV), Gatsby (Leicester Square Theatre), An Evening with Lucien Freud (Leicester Square Theatre)) and Peter Hamilton Dyer (Twelfth Night and Richard III (Broadway for Shakespeare's Globe), A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Play for the Nation (RSC), Genius: Einstein (Fox 21 Television)) will be brought to life at the Old Red Lion. This exciting play is based on actual events. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 21, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 21, 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...)

Artists at Play presents Vincent Rodriguez III, C.S. Lee, and More in Reading of SEMINAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Artists at Play (AAP) will host its annual Summer Salon on Saturday, July 1. The Summer Salon includes a champagne brunch and a special presentation of Seminar by Theresa Rebeck, directed by former East West Players Artistic Director, Tim Dang. All proceeds from the Summer Salon go towards Artists at Play's world premiere of Two Mile Hollow by Leah Nanako Winkler. To make a reservation, contact (more...)

Orlando Shakes' The Young Company Presents THE WINTER'S TALE This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Shakespeare's intriguing play gets a cosmic spin in Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF (Orlando Shakes) special production of The Winter's Tale performed by The Young Company (TYC). Get a sneak peek at last year's production below! (more...)

MBS Productions Announce 2017-18 Season and Punch Card
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

All performances are either at the Stone Cottage Theatre, Studio Theatre, or the Main Stage.  All theatres are next to each other and are located at the Addison Conference and Theatre Center, 15650 Addison Road, Addison TX, 75001.   (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Unveils Trailer & Key Art for Original Documentary ICARUS
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Netflix unveils a trailer and key art for ICARUS. Directed by Bryan Fogel, the original documentary will launch globally on August 4, 2017. Get a first look below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Almeida Theatre's INK
by Review Roundups - Jul 6, 2017

Fleet Street. 1969. The Sun rises. James Graham's ruthless, red-topped new play Ink leads with the birth of this country's most influential newspaper - when a young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch asked the impossible and launched its first editor's quest, against all odds, to give the people what they want. (more...)

ZOMBIE PROM Opens Friday 7/14 at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

On Friday, July 14, TheatreWorks New Milford will premiere the 1950's rock musical Zombie Prom by John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe,   The curtain goes up at 8:00 p.m. on a four week run with an opening night ice cream sundae party after the show. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 20, 2017

BWW speaks to Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows ahead of her run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Contemporary Theater Company Presents SLAMMING DOORS: An Improvised Farce
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

All the hilarious mayhem you expect in a fast-paced farce, but it's all made up on the spot! The Contemporary Theater Company is bringing back their popular show Slamming Doors: An Improvised Farce for a second year. (more...)

BWW Features: Going PLACES with Nazimova and Parity Productions
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jul 20, 2017

The most famous actress you've never heard of. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Announces 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Directors Michael Dailey, Heath Hays and Anderson Lawfer are proud to announce the company's 30th Anniversary Season: the Chicago premiere of Barbecue, August 17 - September 30, at Steppenwolf Theatre's 1700 Theater,  1700 N. Halsted Street as a LookOut Visiting Company; the Chicago premiere of Pillars of the Community, January 19 - March 30, 2018 and the world premiere of Damascus, May 11 - June 24, 2018 at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave. Subscriptions start at $55 per package, a 25% discount, and are on sale now at Subscribers also receive invitations to workshop presentations of Take Me, a new musical by Jon Langford and Mark Guarino, in development with Strawdog throughout Season 30.  (more...)

BWW Flashback: The Last Laughs- PRESENT LAUGHTER Takes Its Final Broadway Bow Today
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 2, 2017

Present Laughter closes tonight, July 2. Take a look at the show's journey on Broadway before we say farewell. (more...)

Artprice: Further Information Regarding our New OTC Marketplace, Following our AGM at 6pm on 30 June 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2017


EncoreMichigan Announces 2017 Wilde Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 28 when The 2017 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. (more...)

PHOTO: HBO Shares First Look at Al Pacino as Joe Paterno
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

HBO has shared a first look photo for HBO Films' UNTITLED BARRY LEVINSON PROJECT, currently in production. Check it out at left. Starring Al Pacino, and directed by Barry Levinson, the film centers on Joe Paterno (more...)

Ellen's Stardust Diner Blames Mass Firings on 'Alleged Theft Scandal'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this year, following a series of controversial terminations at Ellen's Stardust Diner last fall, the theatre district hotspot is now reportedly taking aim at former employees. (more...)

REELZ Announces Summer and Fall 2017 Programming Slate ft. 5 New Series
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

ELZ today announced original programming for summer and fall 2017 including five new original series, new episodes of three returning viewer favorites and a never-before-seen Elvis special hosted by Natalie Morales. (more...)

Leslie Zemeckis Keeps Old Hollywood at Your Fingertips
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Leslie Zemeckis has one of the world's largest personal collections of burlesque memorabilia, and now the actress, best-selling author and award-winning documentarian has adapted some of this collection into sexy, burlesque and pinup-inspired emojis, which are available for download exclusively from the App Store. (more...)

BWW Review: COMMITTEE... (A New Musical), Donmar Warehouse
by Rona Kelly - Jul 13, 2017

The line between the dramatic world on stage and the real world off stage can seem very thin. Shows written hundreds of years ago speak to today; others hit even closer to home, depicting actual events happening right now. The latest offering from the Donmar Warehouse speaks to the latter. Setting the high drama of the Kids Company Scandal against an operatic score, Committee... (A New Musical) is a bold endeavour but one which doesn't quite hit the right notes. (more...)

Ace Young, Sonia Rockwell Among Actors Heading to TV & Film
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Sonia Rockwell and Ace Young are among the fresh faces we will see in TV and film in the near future. (more...)

MCC Theater's Transgender-Themed Play CHARM Finds Complete Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

MCC Theater today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its upcoming 2017-18 season: the NYC premiere of the acclaimed transgender-themed play Charm-inspired by the real-life story of Miss Gloria Allen. (more...)

SORDID LIVES, FALSETTOS, VICTOR/VICTORIA and More Set for Pandora Productions' 2017-18 Season; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Pandora Productions has announced the 2017-2018 Season, which centers around the stories of family. The season includes: Sordid Lives; Falsettos; Harbor; Victor/Victoria and Die, Mommie Die! (more...)

Grammy Winner Thomas Young Joins Jeff Perry in STANDUP SHAKESPEARE 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces a change in the casting of the LookOut Series Concert Reading of Standup Shakespeare. This event, which is a benefit concert reading for the theatre, will still feature the extraordinary talent of Steppenwolf co-founder Jeff Perry and Broadway legend Alice Ripley. Joining them will be Grammy and Clio Award-winning Opera singer Thomas Young, who was in the original Off-Broadway production directed by Mike Nichols and is featured on the Standup Shakespeare cabaret review album recorded in 1995. (more...)

Madani Younis Announces the Autumn/Winter Season of Plays at Bush Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Artistic Director Madani Younis introduces the new season of work for Autumn/Winter 2017. (more...)

Investigation Discovery Turns Up the Heat This Summer with Five All-New Series
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Investigation Discovery (ID), America's leading mystery and suspense network, announced today the premiere of five sensational new series and the return of two sophomore series just in time for viewers to enjoy the lazy days of summer. (more...)

Shared Experience Announces Tour of AS YOU LIKE IT and Artistic Associates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Shared Experience today announced its first national tour since Polly Teale's final production of Mermaid in 2015. A major new production of As You Like It directed by Kate Saxon, which opens tonight (11 July) at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, embarks on a five-date tour to Richmond, Oxford, Worthing, Portsmouth and Letchworth in November 2017.  (more...)

Works by Arthur Kopit & Dael Orlandersmith Set for Red Bull's 2017 Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced that their seventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes will feature two brand new commissions from Dael Orlandersmith and Arthur Kopit, alongside six brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country.  (more...)

LibraryBub Announces July 2017 Featured Books from Independent Publishers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2017


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