Scoop: NASHVILLE on ABC - Wednesday, May 25, 2016
by - May 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on NASHVILLE, airing on ABC on Wednesday, May 25, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: ACT 1's COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 9, 2016

What happens when a group of teenagers idolize a celebrity - a figure from popular culture whose charisma ensures he will live on forever despite his death at a young age - reunite some 20 years later to further venerate their crush and to recall his impact on their young lives? That's the question considered in Ed Graczyk's Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, the tragicomedy now onstage as the final production of ACT 1's 2015-16 season at Nashville's Darkhorse Theater. (more...)

Stella Adler Theatre Lab to Bring ADAM AND EVE to Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

The Stella Adler Theatre Lab is proud to present the world premiere of Blake Lewis' absurdist comedy, Adam and Eve, for this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival.  The official opening is June 9th at The Theatre of NOTE in Hollywood, CA.      (more...)

OFW Sets August 2016 Designer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

The organizers of Omaha Fashion Week presented by SAC Federal Credit Union announced the designers who have been selected to show collections during the next season of OFW August 22-27. The lineup includes 30 designers. 11 of who are newcomers to Omaha Fashion Week. (more...)

A Live-action Punch and Judy To Debut at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

The School of Night is pleased as punch to announce its participation in the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival with Punch and Judy. (more...)

Tony Winner Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham, Gay Marshall, Carol Lipnik, Rob Maitner and Gabrielle Stravelli have joined the cast of the sixth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre. The event will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan) on Monday, June 6. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'After You've Gone' Episode of NASHVILLE
by - May 5, 2016

On the next episode of ABC's NASHVILLE titled "After You’ve Gone" - Rayna makes a last-ditch effort to protect her oldest daughter from the perils that befall young artists. (more...)

New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Conceived and Directed by Grammy nominated Producer, Director, Writer, and Composer Bruce Kimmel, L.A. NOW AND THEN, is a new musical revue about the city that was and the city that is. (more...)

FSLC Announces New Citywide Film in Education Initiatives for 2016
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces new 2016 initiatives as part of its education program, Film in Education, partnering with cultural and educational organizations citywide to provide teacher training in visual storytelling through film. (more...)

Gettysburg Community Theatre Presents A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE This June
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2016

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will present their first non-musical in their 7 year history when they present the Pulitzer Prize Winning Drama A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. The show is playing two weekends only; Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm June 17-26, 2016. Tickets can be ordered online at www.GettysburgCommunityTheatre.org or by calling 717-334-2692. (more...)

Stella Adler Lab Theatre Company Announces Los Angeles Premiere of Clifford Odets' GOLDEN BOY for This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2016

Stella ADLER LAB THEATRE COMPANY has announced its 2016 Summer Production. The Los Angeles Premiere of Clifford Odets' Golden Boy to be directed by the multi-talented Actor/Director Rick Peters. Performance dates are June 17 through July 10, 2016.  The show will be in the Gilbert Theatre. (more...)

LIVE IN THE VINEYARD Concert Special to Air on Sirius XM The Pulse This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Sirius XM The Pulse is set to air an exclusive concert special this Memorial Day weekend that was captured at the seventeenth installment of the star-studded “Live In The Vineyard” music festival in Napa Valley, California April 7-10. The three hour special, which will include stripped down acoustic performances by Andy Grammer, Ingrid Michaelson, Cold War Kids, Lukas Graham, Ben Rector, Daughtry, Zella Day, Tor Miller, Brendan James, Shawn Hook, The Strumbellas, AudioDamn!, Pentatonix and SafetySuit will premiere on Channel 15 this Friday, May 27th at 7pm EST. The special will rebroadcast on Saturday at 2am, 7am and 2pm, on Sunday at 5pm and on Monday at 8am and 5pm (all listed in EST). To check on the rebroadcast times fans can go to http://www.siriusxm.com/thepulse as well as check out “Live In The Vineyard” socials (Facebook and Twitter: @liveinvineyard). (more...)

UPDATE: 4 to 5 Platforms Now Interesting in 'Scooping Up' NASHVILLE for New Season
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

Last night, ABC aired the series four finale episode of its country music-themed drama NASHVILLE. (more...)

Official: CATS Finds Its Grizabella- Leona Lewis Will Play the Glamour Cat on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced today that chart-topping British pop star Leona Lewis will play the role of 'Grizabella,' the Glamour Cat, in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. (more...)

Stephen Powell's A STOPPING PLACE Set for Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

?Planet Connections Theatre Festivity is pleased to announce the world premiere of A Stopping Place, a new one-man show written and performed by Stephen Powell, directed by Clara Pagone, and produced by Leonie Ettinger. A Stopping Place, the first original play by Stephen Powell, brings to the stage a riveting exploration of the lasting effects that trauma inflicts on the individual, told through the personal meditations of a lone, anonymous character. Tickets are $18 for general admission and can be purchased at www.planetconnections.org. A Stopping Place benefits MCCNY Homeless Youth Services supporting New York City's young LGBT population in crisis. (more...)

Etsy Canada Announces Finalists for Etsy Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

TORONTO, ON – Artisanal drumroll, please… Etsy Canada has revealed the 60 finalists for the Etsy Awards, Canada's inaugural design competition in search of the nation's great creative and craft talent. Voting is now open at etsyawards.com/ca, and the public is invited to vote for their Community's Choice Award winner beginning now through June 6.   (more...)

Jeff Daniels, Sharif El-Gamal, Nancy Malone & Winette Jackson to be Honored at 2016 Stella by Starlight Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting announced today that the 11th Annual Stella by Starlight Benefit Gala will be held on June 13 at The Prince George Ballroom in New York City. This year's honorees include actor Jeff Daniels (Group Theater Award), the late director Nancy Malone (The Stella Adler Leading Lady Award), real estate developer Sharif El-Gamal (Stella Adler Corporate Award) and New York City Department of Correction Deputy Commissioner of Youthful Offender and Young Adult Programming Winette Jackson (Harold Clurman Spirit Award). (more...)

Sharon Lawrence, JR Bourne, Jessy Schram & More Set for Blank Theatre's 24th Annual Young Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

More than 40 actors have been set to participate in The Blank Theatre's 24th Annual Young Playwrights Festival, including Angelique Cabral (Life In Pieces), Christoph Sanders (Ghost Whisperer, Last Man Standing), JR Bourne (Teen Wolf), Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue), Scott Lowell (Queer As Folk), Angel Parker (Lab Rats, American Crime Story), Lenny Jacobson (Nurse Jackie, Big Time in Hollywood, FL), and Jessy Schram (Nashville, Veronica Mars, Falling Skies). Twelve winning plays by young playwrights aged 16-19 from seven different states will be presented during this year's festival at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, running from June 2-26. (more...)

Lott Entertainment to Present RUDE MECHS: THE METHOD GUN at MATCH, 5/26-28
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Sex, death and violence. Full-frontal nudity. The incompatibility of truth on stage and sanity in real life. (more...)

Superstar Mariah Carey Inks 3-Picture Agreement with Hallmark Channel
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Hallmark Channel continues its successful creative partnership with the multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Mariah Carey for a three-picture executive producing deal with the superstar. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/17/2016 - 5/24/2016
by - May 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 5/17/2016 - 5/24/2016. (more...)

Rooftop Films Adds LITTLE MEN and AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY to 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Rooftop Films has added both Little Men and Author: The JT LeRoy Story to the 20th Annual Summer Series. The Rooftop Films Summer Series takes place from May 20th-August 20th in various locations across New York City. (more...)

The Attic Theater Company to Present ON THE VERGE at Walkerspace This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Attic Theater Company (Laura Braza, Artistic Director, and Ted Caine, Executive Director) returns to New York City for its annual Off-Broadway summer production. The critically acclaimed company will present Eric Overmyer's comedy ON THE VERGE, directed by Laura Braza.  ON THE VERGE will play a strictly limited Off-Broadway engagement at Walkerspace (46 Walker Street, NYC) beginning Saturday, June 18th through Saturday, July 9th, 2016.  The Press Opening is scheduled for Thursday, June 23rd.  Tickets, priced at $25.00, are on sale now online at http://www.theattictheaterco.com/#!upcoming/c6v5. (more...)

Mariah Carey Signs Movie Development Deal with Hallmark Channel
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

Hallmark Channel continues its successful creative partnership with the multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Mariah Carey for a three-picture executive producing deal with the superstar. Carey is set to develop, executive produce, direct and co-star in the movies, with the first slated to debut as part of Hallmark Channel's 2017 'Countdown to Valentine's Day' programming event. She will also compose and produce an original song for each project. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre Announces Casting for Fifth & Sixth Weeks of 2016 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Casting for the fifth and sixth weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

GAME OF THRONES' Rose Leslie and Stage Vet Sara Stewart to Lead CONTRACTIONS at the Crucible
by Jessica Khan - May 19, 2016

GAME OF THRONES star Rose Leslie and stage and screen actress Sara Stewart will star in Mike Barlett's CONTRACTIONS at the Crucible this summer. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of the Series Finale of NASHVILLE on ABC
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

Below, get a first look at the Series Finale of NASHVILLE titled 'Maybe You'll Appreciate Me Someday. In the final episode, Rayna resorts to drastic measures when she learns that Maddie has crossed paths with a duplicitous figure from her past. (more...)

Toni Morrison, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sonia Sanchez Set for Lecture Series to Support Stella Adler Studio of Acting
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting and The Harold Clurman Lecture Series will present Ta-Nehisi Coates, Toni Morrison and Sonia Sanchez in conversation at the Ambassador Theatre on June 15, 2016, at 7PM. (more...)

Lillias White, Annie Golden & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Lillias White, Annie Golden, T. Oliver Reid, Lady Rizo, Vivian Reed, and Nadia Quinn & Ahna O'Reilly with the Playbillies will join the previously announced headliners Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham, Gay Marshall, Carol Lipnik, Rob Maitner and Gabrielle Stravelli for the sixth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre. The event will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan) on Monday, June 6. (more...)

Stella Adler Studio of Acting Receives NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

As part of the National Endowment for the Arts funding for local arts projects and partnerships, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting has been awarded an Art Works award of $18,000 to support their work with inmates at Rikers Island Correctional Facility. The Art Works category supports the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing work, lifelong learning in the arts, and public engagement with the arts through 13 arts disciplines or fields. (more...)

Halley Feiffer to Discuss New Play 'A FUNNY THING HAPPENED...' at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Drama Book Shop will welcome back playwright and actress Halley Feiffer for an intimate discussion about her craft and her new play, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Gynecologic Oncology Unit At Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Of New York City. The play is currently receiving its world premiere at MCC's Lucille Lortel Theatre.  Feiffer and Playwright and Drama Book Shop employee Steven Carl McCasland will discuss her work on Friday, May 27th at 5:00pm. The event is free to the public. The  (more...)

American Theater Company Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) proudly announces Season 32, led by its newly appointed Artistic Director Will Davis and continuing the theater's dedication to developing new works. The 2016-17 season kicks off this September with the world premiere of Dan Aibel's T., an exploration of the competitive ice skating saga between Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding, directed byMargot Bordelon, Sept. 23-Oct. 30, 2016. In the New Year, ATC presents Jaclyn Backhaus' Men On Boats, making its regional premiere at ATC Jan. 6-Feb. 12, 2017, under Will Davis' direction after he remounts his acclaimed New York production Off Broadway at Playwrights Horizons this summer. Next spring brings another world premiere at ATC, Basil Kreimendahl's We're Gonna Be Okay, March 17-April 23, 2017. The production is directed by Bonnie Metzgar and was originally developed at ATC in collaboration with The Araca Group during AracaWorks: Chicago 2015. The final production of ATC's 2016-17 Season is a reimagined classic, Pulitzer Prize winner Picnic by William Inge, under Davis' direction May 19-June 25, 2017. Season subscriptions are on sale now and range from $60-$150, with special pricing available for advance purchases before July 31, 2016. To purchase a subscription or for more information, visit www.atcweb.org or call the ATC Box Office at 773-409-4125. (more...)

Comedy Dynamics Releases Michael Ian Black's New Album This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Michael Ian Black: Noted Expert, will be released by Comedy Dynamics on all digital services May 20, 2016. A special of the same name premiered on Epix May 13, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW Now Available on iTunes; New Trailer!
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

For the first time ever, four volumes of the legendary television series 'THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW' are available in a digital format, Time Life announced today. Click below to watch a promo, featuring interviews with Betty White, Amy Poehler and more, for the collection! (more...)

Chenango River Theatre to Open 10th Season with STELLA & LOU
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Opening the 10th Anniversary Season is a play from one of the company's favorite playwrights, Bruce Graham (The Outgoing Tide-2013; Mr. Hart & Mr. Brown-2014).  This piece, inspired by his parent's own love story, is a romantic comedy that proposes that a second chance at love is still possible, even for two people with a lot of miles on them.  You'll be laughing hysterically one minute, and grabbing your heart the next, in this gem of a play.  (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at the Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH, an evening of imaginative, provocative and hilarious political satire from some of the UK's most celebrated playwrights, directed by Max Stafford-Clark, will play at the Arts Theatre in London from 18 May until 2 July, with a press night on 24 May. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (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 laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

New Cast Begins Rehearsals for 1984 - Rosie Ede, Andrew Gower, Joshua Higgott and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

An entirely new cast has started rehearsals for Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's adaptation of 1984. (more...)

Mariana Montes to Star in UTERINE AFFAIRS at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

French playwright and director, Celine Nyanga, selected the perfect spot in old Hollywood, (Figaro Bistrot Boulangerie) with its French antiques, dimly lit, cast-iron chandeliers and a zinc bar for this special evening.  It was the ideal place for Nyanga to offer the lead role of her upcoming play Uterine Affairs or the Inconceivable Conception, to the delightful and proficient actress Mariana Montes. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Elton John Guest Stars on Next Episode of NASHVILLE
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

Elton John guest stars on the next episode of ABC's NASHVILLE titled 'It's Sure Gonna Hurt.' (more...)

ABC Cancels NASHVILLE & THE FAMILY
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

According to Deadline, ABC has cancelled its country musical series NASHVILLE, as well as freshman drama THE FAMILY, as first orders for the 2016-17 television season come in. (more...)

Stella-Jones Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Lufkin Creosoting
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

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Second Round of Casting Announced for American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Casting for the third and fourth weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

Racy Cabaret LISSIFIR TABOO to Play Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

LISSIFIR TABOO, a 55-minute cabaret written and performed by Lise-Marie Richardson with accompaniment by Nathan Lewis, will play the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre this week. (more...)

1 in 3 Campaign Launches National Tour of Abortion Play; Beginning in Atlanta, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The 1 in 3 Campaign announced today the national tour of a groundbreaking new documentary play on abortion in the face of political attacks on access to safe, affordable abortion care. The play moves past the noise of the current political climate and features first-hand accounts from the people who receive and provide abortion care, even as access to abortion care comes under increasing threat.  (more...)

Scoop: UNDERCOVER BOSS on CBS - Friday, May 27, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 10, 2016

Get all the scoop on UNDERCOVER BOSS, airing on CBS on Friday, May 27, 2016! (more...)

TALES OF A CITY BY THE SEA Tours to the Bakehouse This June
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

TALES OF A CITY BY THE SEA tours to The Bakehouse Theatre, Adelaide between June 8-18 following its sold-0ut premiere Melbourne season in 2014. (more...)

Bellevue Little Theatre to Present RED WHITE AND TUNA, Opening 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Bellevue Little Theatre, 203 W. Mission Ave., in Bellevue, will close its 47th season with the two person comedy 'Red White and Tuna' opening on Friday, May 20 and closing on Sunday, June 5. Performances are scheduled on Fri. and Sat. evenings at 7:30 PM and Sun. afternoons at 2:00 PM. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 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 laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

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