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Cast Announced for Everyday Inferno Theatre Company's AFTER I WAS FREE at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Everyday Inferno Theatre Company is thrilled to announce casting for After I Was Free, presented by Dixon Place. In After I Was Free, Everyday Inferno presents in-progress excerpts from Caroline Angell's original musical adaptation of the biblical story of Susanna and the Elders, with music by Grace Oberhofer. (more...)

Dancing with the Stars Contestant, Model, Author And Talk Show Host Amber Rose Announced As Spokesperson For Respect My Vote! Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

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Amber Rose Launches 2nd Annual 'Amber Rose SlutWalk Festival 2016' Hosted by Perez Hilton, Frenchie Davis and More, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - Mother, philanthropist, feminist, talk show host, actor, published author and entrepreneur, Amber Rose has launched her 2nd Annual 'Amber Rose SlutWalk Festival' (www.amberroseSlutwalk.com) to be held at Pershing Square, DTLA on October 1, 2016, hosted by Perez Hilton, Frenchie Davis and Joanne the Scammer, and sponsored by the Amber Rose Show, Flirt Cosmetics, Monami Entertainment, Fashion Nova, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Beats by Dr. Dre, MeUndies, Real 92.3, MYX fusions Moscato & Sangria amongst several other generous contributors. (more...)

Cast Announced for Everyday Inferno Theatre Company's AFTER I WAS FREE at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Everyday Inferno Theatre Company is thrilled to announce casting for After I Was Free, presented by Dixon Place. In After I Was Free, Everyday Inferno presents in-progress excerpts from Caroline Angell's original musical adaptation of the biblical story of Susanna and the Elders, with music by Grace Oberhofer. (more...)

After 18 Years of Near-Silence, Warren Beatty Opens Up in the October/November Issue of AARP The Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

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BWW Review: Hell is Other College Students in Forward Flux's Harrowing THE SUMMER HOUSE
by Amelia Reynolds - Sep 26, 2016

There lies an insidious nature beneath excessive indulgence, and three college students' summer break perfectly captures how dark too much fun can get in 'The Summer House'. (more...)

RIGHT NOW! with Carolyn Castiglia to Present Special Election Performance 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Right NOW! with Carolyn Castiglia is a female-driven live talk show that blends the gab fest elements of daytime TV with traditional late-night comedy, topped off with the dark sparkly bite of neo-vaudeville acts from burlesque and cabaret. A night hosted by Carolyn feels like a teenage sleepover at your best friend's house: it's both comforting and full of new discoveries, and chock full of belly laughs. (more...)

BWW Review: STAGEright's TOXIC AVENGER – Fun but as Solid as Toxic Waste
by Jay Irwin - Sep 19, 2016

There's nothing wrong with a bit of mindless fun at the theater. Some of my happiest memories are sitting in a darkened theater laughing hysterically at Mormons or man eating plants or oversexed puppets. But while the fun in those instances may be base and mindless they were all still backed up by a well crafted and well put together show and that's where "The Toxic Avenger Musical", currently being offered from STAGEright, falls flat. Sure, it's goofy, in your face, over the top fun but appealing to our love of things a little bit gross and repeatedly calling someone a Slut cannot replace good writing and pacing. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

Women in Theatre and Screen Announces Programming for Australia's First Women's Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Women in Theatre and Screen (WITS) is thrilled to reveal Festival Fatale's inaugural program on 22 August, 7pm at Cake Wines, hosted by Variety Fair. Six staged productions, four play readings and 11 cabaret acts will be announced, making up a twoday theatre festival celebrating female-driven theatre works on 29 and 30 October at the Eternity Playhouse. (more...)

BWW Review: Powerful Choreopoem SONGS FOR KHWEZI is Theatre That Can Disrupt and Heal
by David Fick - Oct 7, 2016

SONGS FOR KHWEZI is theatre that one hopes to see grow in its reach. It is theatre that says important things in an original way. It is theatre that speaks truths that women know and that men need to hear. It is theatre that can disrupt. It is theatre that can heal. (more...)

Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Joely Fisher, Barry Pearl and More to Star in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Lythgoe Family Panto have announced a very special holiday event, Cozi Zuehlsdorff ('Dolphin Tale' Films), Joely Fisher (Broadway: Cabaret, 'Desperate Housewives'), Barry Pearl ('Grease'), The Book of Mormon's Benjamin Schrader, Jeff Sumner (Genie in Disney's Aladdin-A Musical Spectacular), 'American Idol' finalist Vonzell Solomon and Conor Guzman (Pasadena Playhouse; The Fantasticks) starring in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, book by Kris Lythgoe, choreography by Spencer Liff, musical supervisor Michael Orland, musical direction by Michael Sobie and directed by Linda Goodrich. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: AVENUE Q Celebrates 13th Year with Biggest Mash-Up Ever
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2016

You're always welcome on Avenue Q around the world - to celebrate the show's 13th year, check out a mash-up of the musical's casts from international productions! (more...)

BWW Review: ROCKY HORROR SHOW is Absolute Pleasure
by Trevor Durham - Oct 21, 2016

Director Jilian Wesolowski has perfected the Rocky Horror Show. (more...)

BWW Review: FOX's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is an Underwhelming, Sanitized Disappointment
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 20, 2016

I am aware that what I am about to write is likely going to be a critical outlier, but I didn't hate FOX's television adaptation of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, which they clumsily subtitled LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN. Now, I didn't particularly like it either, but to be frank (pun intended), I was expecting it to be far, far worse. While I am not a ROCKY HORROR expert, there didn't appear to be any horrendous missteps in the broadcast, in fact there were moments, even entire scenes, that were passably entertaining. However, on the whole, the endeavor just kept bringing to mind one simple question; 'Why?' (more...)

BWW Interview: Isa Briones of EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Oct 20, 2016

If you have the opportunity to see Cabrillo Music Theatre's splendid production of Evita this weekend, you will no doubt be drawn to the electrifying performances by its stars, Cassandra Murphy, as Eva Peron, and Marc Ginsburg, as Che (profiled in our October 4 story - http://vconstage.com/marc-baron-ginsburg-talks-about-playing-che-in-cabrillos-new-production-of-evita/ ). But there is another, younger, performer who we predict will be a big star, whether it is on the stage, in films, or on television. Her name is Isa Briones. Isa, who is just 17, is a high school senior who comes out of the ensemble to play the part of Argentinean dictator Juan Peron's unnamed mistress, who gets shooed out of the president's palace by Eva and sings the lament, 'Another Suitcase in Another Hall.' It is one of the most quietly exquisite moments in the entire musical. Prior to playing in Evita, Isa was astonishing in Pico Playhouse's production of Next to Normal, in which she played the part of confused teen Natalie Goodman. We had a chance to visit with Isa, and found out that not only is she no novice in the world of performing, she has a perceptive and mature perspective on performing and working within a character in a musical. VCOS: Isa, when I looked at your website and checked out your credits, I was stunned by all the things you've done and that you are still only seventeen. It helps when your parents are in show business, too, doesn't it? (more...)

Holiday Local Tradition AVENUE Q Returns to NCTC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

This December, NCTC brings the holiday cheer with everyone's favorite foul-mouthed, feel-good musical: the return of NCTC's award-winning production of Avenue Q, with music, lyrics and original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marxand book by Jeff Whitty. Proclaimed by San Francisco Travel Magazine as "a local tradition," this "year-in, year-out hilarious, high-energy, and heart-warming production" (Theatre Eddys) won over critics and audiences alike in its previous engagements in NCTC's intimate Decker Theatre. Declares the San Francisco Examiner, "only the Grinch could prevent the laughter-filled show from selling out night after night." (more...)

Amber Rose Launches Second SlutWalk in Los Angeles, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - Mother, philanthropist, feminist and entrepreneur Amber Rose announced today the date for the second SlutWalk Los Angeles: October 1st, 2016 in Downtown L.A. Her non-profit foundation also launched a CrowdRise campaign at CrowdRise.com/SlutWalkLA in hopes of making the event even bigger than her first successful SlutWalk Los Angeles, last October. (more...)

Amber Rose Launches 2nd Annual 'Amber Rose SlutWalk Festival 2016' Hosted by Perez Hilton, Frenchie Davis and More, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - Mother, philanthropist, feminist, talk show host, actor, published author and entrepreneur, Amber Rose has launched her 2nd Annual 'Amber Rose SlutWalk Festival' (www.amberroseSlutwalk.com) to be held at Pershing Square, DTLA on October 1, 2016, hosted by Perez Hilton, Frenchie Davis and Joanne the Scammer, and sponsored by the Amber Rose Show, Flirt Cosmetics, Monami Entertainment, Fashion Nova, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Beats by Dr. Dre, MeUndies, Real 92.3, MYX fusions Moscato & Sangria amongst several other generous contributors. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: AVENUE Q's Lucy the Slut Poses for a Good Cause in 2017 NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2016

New couple alert! Taxi hunk, Joe Kritz of Queens NY, and Lucy, the sexy provocateur puppet from the Tony Award winning musical AVENUE Q, are starring together for the month of June in the 2017 NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar. Scroll down for a photo and click below to watch a teaser video! (more...)

Kate Arrington to Join Original Stars in Off-Broadway Encore of THE WOLVES; Rush Policy Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The Playwrights Realm has announced the complete cast of The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe's debut play. (more...)

Five Monumental Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention Albums to Be Reissued On Vinyl
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Following this month's release of three new Frank Zappa albums, the Zappa Family Trust and UMe are continuing their extensive reissue campaign by releasing five iconic works of the musical innovator on vinyl for the first time in decades (more...)

Ciara Renee and Jodie Jacobs Lead Cast of LIZZIE at Greenwich Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Cast includes Ciara Renee (Pippin and Big Fish, Broadway), Jodie Jacobs (Carrie, Southwark Playhouse, We Will Rock You, Dominion), Bleu Woodward (Oh! What A Lovely War, Stratford East) and Bjorg Gamst (The Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone). (more...)

The Last Tuesday Society's New Year's Eve Eve Masked Ball
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Peruse the private boxes and their sinful secrets, climb high into a seedy backroom bar, marvel at the artful artisans mingling with us mere mortals and dance the year away.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE BEGGAR'S OPERA, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 9 November 2016
by Gary Naylor - Nov 11, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a young cast attack a classic play to update for today's world, a venture that succeeds partially, and is never less than interesting. (more...)

BWW Review: Sex, Pizza and Slasher Flicks in Erica Schmidt's ALL THE FINE BOYS
by Michael Dale - Mar 8, 2017

Straight cisgender teenage boys looking to lose their virginity are generally accepted as a staple of coming-of-age comedies that make movie theatre box offices hum. But when it comes to the matter of young girls being eager to have their first sexual encounter, audiences tend to prefer a bit more delicacy. (more...)

BWW Review: Janie Dee Makes a Smashing Return To New York as Feminist Fighter LINDA
by Michael Dale - Mar 4, 2017

It's not exactly a spoiler to note that the closing scene of Penelope Skinner's wonderfully absorbing and issue-oriented dramatic comedy, LINDA, has the title character, a successful marketing executive, addressing a group of colleagues in the year 2007, excited about how the anti-aging cream she promotes has been putting out the message that the beauty in all women of all ages is a cause for celebration. (more...)

Cher, Anjelica Huston & More Set for New Original Movies on Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Lifetime's mission to lead entertainment through female-centric storytelling continues with the greenlight of three new high-profile movies: Flint, starring Cher; Watcher in the Woods, starring Anjelica Huston; and I Am Elizabeth Smart featuring Elizabeth Smart as executive producer and on-screen narrator. (more...)

Photo Coverage: AVENUE Q's Puppet Trump & Puppet Hillary Debate Puppet Rights on World Puppetry Day!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Mar 21, 2017

In honor of World Puppetry Day, the Off Broadway company of AVENUE Q will conduct a Puppet Press Conference at New World Stages in NYC to declare and demand puppet rights be heard. Honorary Puppet Trump & Puppet Hillary reunited with to discuss this years top concerns for the puppet Q-mmunity. (more...)

Jennifer Diamond Reunites with Richard Jay-Alexander at Joe's Pub 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Jennifer Diamond is set to make her Joe's Pub solo debut on March 27th, at 9:30 P.M. After selling out at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, with her debut act, IT MY FIRST TIME: PLEASE BE GENTLE, she's bringing it to the LES's music hot-spot with IT'S MY FIRST TIME: DOWNTOWN EDITION. Both were directed by longtime pal Richard Jay-Alexander. They first worked together on LES MISERABLES and a number of benefits, and Jay-Alexander found her uniquely talented and versatile enough to put a special spin on a debut act for her, visiting her arrival into the business, her story as an up-and-coming actress and all the good and bad (and bad) that goes with it. New material has been added and, of course, new stories continue in the saga of "Girl comes to New York to Take Broadway By Storm." (more...)

Bring a Puppet to AVENUE Q for a Discount in Honor of World Puppetry Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Tony Award Winning Avenue Q proudly announces its participation and observation in celebrating WORLD PUPPETRY DAY with special promo ticket offer. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Grounded In A Tragic Reality, A New Confronting Production Of BLACKROCK Proves Society Has Not Progressed That Far In 28 Years
by Jade Kops - Mar 12, 2017

Nick Enright's play BLACKROCK, is given a contemporary treatment with a terrifying realism and shocking reminder that society hasn't changed. (more...)

Welcome to Their Rock- Meet the Cast of COME FROM AWAY!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 12, 2017

Come From Away, the new musical based on the stories of those left stranded on airplanes during 9/11, opens tonight at the Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows. (more...)

AVENUE Q Announces 3,000th Performance Contest Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Winners have been announced for AVENUE Q's contest to suggest what is in the box that the musical's HILLARY CLINTON puppet is giving to the DONALD TRUMP puppet. (more...)

'What Would You Do?' BU21 Asks A Tough Question
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

After the success of 'The Aliens' and '4 Minutes 12 Seconds', BU21 continues Outhouse's mission of producing new playwriting that engages with the challenges of our modern world.  (more...)

BWW Review: Visiting Jersey with THE TOXIC AVENGER
by Kimberly Moy - Jan 24, 2017

Fridays are normally my bad movie night. I traded bad movie night in for bad musical night. (Not that THE TOXIC AVENGER was executed poorly.) I found it thoroughly enjoyable and well casted. This show doesn't take itself seriously and that made this bad movie into a bad musical totally work. I can see why THE TOXIC AVENGER has a cultish following. The plot plus rock music by Bon Jovi's David Bryan makes for a night of laughs and good music. (more...)

GUYS WE F@#KED Set for Comedy Works Downtown Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Guys We F@#ked: The Experience is set for Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square on January 16 (second show added!). (more...)

Photo Coverage: AVENUE Q Celebrates 13th Anniversary and 3000th Performance Off Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Jan 13, 2017

Avenue Q is the Tony Award winning musical featuring a cast of people and puppets, now in its 13th year on stage in NYC and around the globe. Avenue Q marked the occasion of its 3,000th performance at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St. in NYC) on January 4, 2017. The landmark performance was just celebrated with pre and post-show festivities bar-mitzvah/bat-mitzvah style as the musical turns 13, and begins its 14th year on New York stages! (more...)

BWW Review: Performance Now's MAN OF LA MANCHA a Stunning Musical Adaptation of Classic Tale
by Chris Arneson - Jan 11, 2017

The story of Don Quixote is frequently touted as one of the best in literature. Currently, Lakewood's Performance Now Theatre Company presents that tale in its musical form. (more...)

BWW Review: WHITE GUY ON THE BUS at Delaware Theatre Company
by Greer Firestone - Feb 7, 2017

White people still don't get it. August Wilson and James Baldwin tried to drive home the message. In WHITE GUY, Playwright Bruce Graham (who teaches theatre at Drexel) follows in these august footsteps. (more...)

Drag Legend Lady Bunny to Bring TRANSJESTER to Footlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

In addition to new parodies which re-work selections from Adele, Rent and Bruno Mars to hilarious, effect punctuated by zany Laugh-In style zingers, Bunny has widened her---don't go there!--repertoire to include some actually insightful social commentary. (Well, she thinks it's insightful, anyway.) (more...)

Eden Espinosa Joins the Cast of LIZZIE at Greenwich Theatre in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Eden Espinosa joins cast of new rock musical Lizzie. (more...)

Guess the Gift and Win Tickets to AVENUE Q's Bar Mitzvah Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

As 2016 - inarguably one of the most unforgettable years in recent memory - comes to a close, the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q will ring in the New Year with a one-of-a-kind contest featuring Hillary Clinton and President-elect Donald Trump, whose puppet likenesses joined the company of AVENUE Q to great effect during the recent election season.  (more...)

Inaugural Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest Launches in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

The OrlandoFringe, Orlando's highest rated annual event, is about to cut the ribbon on their newest festival which will fill the void that many patrons have had since the 25th annual festival ended last May. The inaugural Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest will take place January 5-8th at venues within the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins Street, Orlando FL, 32803. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for JANUARY: THE MUSICAL REVUE at the Zedel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Atomicus Entertainment is thrilled to announce that Hannah Grover and Marc Pickering will join Julie Atherton in JANUARY: THE MUSICAL REVUE at Live at the Zedel. (more...)

Julie Atherton to Star in New Musical JANUARY at Live at Zédel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

After a sell-out workshop production at the Canal Cafe Theatre in January 2016, Atomicus Entertainment is thrilled to bring JANUARY to the West End at one of the most prestigious cabaret venues in London, with one of the finest musical theatre stars of her generation, Julie Atherton. (more...)

Kristen Anderson-Lopez Discusses the Story Behind IN TRANSIT'S 'Saturday Night'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

In an interview with Village Voice this week, songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez tells the story of how 'Saturday Night' from the newest Broadway musical, IN TRANSIT, came to be. (more...)

2016 Sydney Theatre Award Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Nominations were announced today for the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2016, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday 23 January 2017 at 6pm at the York Theatre, Seymour Centre, a much larger venue than previous years due to the burgeoning popularity of the ceremony. (more...)

Smash Hit London Dark Comedy BU21 Gets Australian Premiere in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

After a sell-out, award-nominated run and a West End transfer, Stuart Slade's BU21 will have its Australian premiere at The Old 505 Theatre from February 8 with an opening night on February 9. Outhouse Theatre, the company behind acclaimed productions of The Aliens and 4 Minutes 12 Seconds, is thrilled to introduce local audiences to one of Britain's most exciting, emerging playwrights. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laguna Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Panto's SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Lythgoe Family Panto are thrilled to announce a very special holiday event, Cozi Zuehlsdorff ("Dolphin Tale" Films), Joely Fisher (Broadway: Cabaret, "Desperate Housewives"), Barry Pearl ("Grease"), The Book of Mormon's Benjamin Schrader, Jeff Sumner (Genie in Disney's Aladdin-A Musical Spectacular), "American Idol" finalist Vonzell Solomon and Conor Guzman (Pasadena Playhouse; The Fantasticks) starring in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, book by Kris Lythgoe, choreography by Spencer Liff, musical supervisor Michael Orland, musical direction by Michael Sobie and directed by Linda Goodrich. "Last year's holiday confection returns with an all-new Lythgoe Family Panto event on our stage!" comments Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham. Remarks Becky Lythgoe, "We are delighted to be back at the Playhouse with our second show and with this extraordinary cast for a truly magical holiday show!" SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT will begin performances on Wednesday, December 7; will open on Friday, December 9 at 7:30pm and will run through Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.  (more...)

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