Stranger Than Fiction Improv Returns to Seacoast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Tuesday, September 20th at 8pm, Stranger Than Fiction Improv and Comedy returns to Seacoast Rep for their Fall/Winter/Spring residency with Not at First Sight: an Improvised Romantic Comedy and homage to the screwball comedies of the 1930's, 40's and 50's. (more...)

13th Annual Providence Improv Fest Announces Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The 13th Annual Providence Improv FEST, will be taking place at AS220 Black Box at 95 Empire St. and AS220 Main Stage at 115 Empire St., in downtown Providence on September 22-24, 2016.  (more...)

HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kristin Chenoweth to Perform National Anthem on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Emmy and Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth, who will star in NBC's presentation of "Hairspray Live!" on December 7, will perform the national anthem prior to coverage of the Patriots-Cardinals Sunday Night Football showdown (more...)

New Sci-Fi Thriller 'Hexenkessel: The Second Coming' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

What if Adolf Hitler's suicide in the waning days of World War II was really just an elaborate scheme to cover up his escape? This chilling novel combines masterful research on the part of the author with a thoroughly compelling plot. (more...)

GayCo Announces its 20th Anniversary Show at Second City
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

When they began, they couldn't get married, serve openly in the military, adopt, or have federally recognized unions thanks to the brand new Defense of Marriage Act. Matthew Shepard was still alive. AIDs was still a serious threat. Ellen was in the closet and Will & Grace was two years away. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

'My Adventures in the Lord': an enthralling and sensitive biography covering love, loss, disappointment, and hope. 'My Adventures in the Lord' is the creation of published author, Ann Beach, dedicated writer and author. (more...)

The National New Play Network World Premiere of PULP Opens October 7 at the Know
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Washed-up PI Frank Ellery takes on the strangest case of his life. A hack literary agent has been gruesomely murdered, and the four suspects are the agent's remaining clients: wildly eccentric writers for different pulp magazines. (more...)

The United Solo Theatre Festival Presents I AM, TO YOU, A STRANGER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Following a successful workshop production through Manhattan Rep's Premiere Play Development Program this past January, I am, to you, A Stranger, written and performed by Teresa Catherine, will be presented for a one-night engagement at NYC's Theatre Row, on Thursday, September 29th, 7:30pm.   (more...)

VIDEO: HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kristin Chenoweth Performs National Anthem on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth, who will take on the role of Velma Von Tussle in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on December 7, performed the national anthem prior to coverage of the Patriots-Cardinals SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL showdown. (more...)

Saturday Night on Broadway!: A Hilarious History of SNL and The Great White Way
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 8, 2016

There is a belief among those in the public eye that you can't say you've truly 'made it' until Saturday Night Live has spoofed you. As evidenced by the show's long and well-documented history of pop-cultural and political satire, it is evident that no one is safe from SNL's finely tuned eye for current events and cultural happenings. (more...)

BWW Review: TRAVESTIES, Menier Chocolate Factory, 4 October 2016
by Marianka Swain - Oct 5, 2016

Wilde, Joyce, Shakespeare, Lenin, memory, the morality of war, social systems, and the meaning and purpose of art: Stoppard's dazzlingly intellectual 1974 play really is a life, the universe and everything affair. Thankfully, Patrick Marber's fleet-footed revival is equally attuned to its wit and skittish strangeness, offering a lifeline to audience members who may be nodding fervently at the line 'I'm finding this conversation extremely hard to follow'. (more...)

New Sequel, 'Beltway Upheaval' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The highly anticipated sequel to the novel 'Patriotic Gamble' has arrived. In 'Beltway Upheaval,' President George Granger ascended to the presidency under suspicious circumstances. His predecessor was chosen by the House of Representatives in a contingent election. Immediately after taking the oath, the president resigns on Inauguration Day and VP Granger is sworn in before a stunned public. (more...)

L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre Coming to Beautiful Downtown Burbank, 6/15-19
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

After a successful 36 year run at their Ventura Blvd. location in Sherman Oaks, the renowned L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre (LAC) will bring their unique brand of hilarity to Beautiful Downtown Burbank.  A Grand Opening at the new location is scheduled for the weekend of June 15-19, 2016, announced by LAC founder Kent Skov. (more...)

Photo Flash: Netflix Releases First Look at New Series STRANGER THINGS
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Today, Netflix released its first look images for the highly anticipated new series, STRANGER THINGS, making it's global debut on Netflix July 15th. (more...)

Moving Image Continues INDIA'S NEW WAVE Showcase with HIGHWAY
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

This spring and summer, Museum of the Moving Image continues India's New Wave, a monthly showcase for contemporary Indian films, with new and unreleased films from India that go beyond the Bollywood spectacle. (more...)

Frank Wildhorn's New CASANOVA Musical to Debut in Vienna Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Vienna's Vereinigte Buhnen Wien (VBW) has announced it will present the world premiere of the musical CASANOVA, from Frank Wildhorn and Don Black. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

MAUI, Hawaii, March 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ The Maui Magical Mystical Tour is a novel that will surely add to your personal collection of uplifting must reads. The story will make you laugh, cry, and ponder your own life choices. You will want to revisit the pages again and again. (more...)

Science Channel's WHAT ON EARTH? is Network's Most-Watched Series of All Time
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Science Channel's WHAT ON EARTH? concluded its second season on March 1 and became the network's most watched series of all time with a season average of 794,000 Total Viewers P2+ in L+3. (more...)

Victory Gardens Sets Cast of HILLARY AND CLINTON World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for the next show of its 41st season, the world premiere of Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Hillary and Clinton runs April 1 - May 1, 2016, with the press performance on Friday, April 8, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Jamil Khoury's MOSQUE ALERT to Premiere at Silk Road Rising This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Silk Road Rising and Executive Director Malik Gillani are proud to announce the World Premiere of MOSQUE ALERT, a new play written by Jamil Khoury and directed by Edward Torres. MOSQUE ALERT runs March 24 - May 1, 2016, in Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St, Lower Level, in Chicago. Press opening is Saturday, April 2 at 4:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: SPEAKING IN TONGUES- A Talented Cast Makes This Twisty-Turning Puzzle Most Easy to Swallow & Enjoy
by Gil Kaan - Jun 7, 2016

The Australian Theatre Company's stunning quartet of talented actors elevates playwright Andrew Bovell's very clever SPEAKING IN TONGUES into an entertaining puzzlement. Jeneffa Soldatic firmly directs her gifted cast in their multiple intersecting roles that asks the audience to really, really pay attention to details. (more...)

FOUND Musical Podcast Series to Explore Stories of Love, Loss and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

FOUND, a new musical and Killer Films Media in partnership with Wondery announce the launch of the FOUND podcast series and app. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Many scientists lean towards intelligent design when asked about creation, not necessarily for any reasons related to faith but because intelligent design is the most logical explanation the closer we look and the more we learn about the physical universe. (more...)

John Malkovich Finds Stars for GOOD CANARY at the Rose Theatre
by Jessica Khan - Jun 23, 2016

The Daily Mail writes that Freya Mavor, Michael Simkins and Sally Rogers will star in Stranger Than Fiction screenwriter Zach Helm's play GOOD CANARY, directed by Broadway vet John Malkovich this autumn at the Rose Theatre.  (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends 'DEATH OF A STREETCAR'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Writers Theatre, under leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a second two-week extension of Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody created by Tim Ryder and Tim Sniffen, written by Tim Sniffen and directed by Stuart Carden and Michael Halberstam. Due to demand, the production now runs through August 14, 2016, as the inaugural production of the Gillian Theatre at Writers Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

Producer John Frost today announced the three actors who will play the young Bobby Darin in in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 22 September for a strictly limited season. The three boys who will alternate in the role of young Bobby Darin are Kyle Banfield (11 years old, from Gladesville), Nicholas Cradock (11, from Wahroonga) and Brendan Godwin (12, from The Ponds). (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2016

Producer John Frost today announced the casting for four principal roles in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 22 September for a strictly limited season. Caroline O'Connor, Bert LaBonte, Martin Crewes and Marney McQueen will join David Campbell as Bobby Darin and Hannah Fredericksen as Sandra Dee in the extraordinary tale of the Grammy award-winning singer and Oscar nominated actor, Bobby Darin. (more...)

BWW Review: ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD and Pondering at Princeton Summer Theater
by Sarah Vander Schaaff - Jul 28, 2016

ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD but TOM STOPPARD's wit is always alive. Princeton Summer Theater season continues. (more...)

Review Roundup: GREY GARDENS, Starring Betty Buckley and Rachel York, in L.A.
by Review Roundups - Jul 18, 2016

'Grey Gardens' The Musical opened at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre on July 13, 2016. Directed by Michael Wilson, performances of the bittersweet story continue through August 14. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Review: The Hollywood Fringe Festival in SB
by Maggie Yates - Jul 16, 2016

Devised, written, directed, and performed by Jeff Mills, Erica Flor, and Madelyn Robinson: Proboscis Theatre's recent efforts, 'Bloody Beautiful' and 'Strap-On,' are intimate and provocative works that delve into personality manifestation. (more...)

Sony Music to Produce Cast Album for DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The producers of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical and Sony Music Entertainment Australia announced today that Sony Music will produce a cast album for the World Premiere musical, which will be released in August. The single 'Dream Lover' will be available on iTunes today, Friday 15 July. (more...)

BWW Review: Delighting in Deception at Capital Fringe's PERFECT LIARS CLUB
by Barbara Johnson - Jul 11, 2016

For those who think they can easily spot a liar (especially in this city), PERFECT LIARS CLUB returns to Capital Fringe Festival and offers an opportunity to pick one out of a lineup. The show includes four storytellers who each present a personal tale that seems Stranger Than Fiction. Only three are telling the truth, and it's the audience's job to scrutinize the facts and expose the liar. (more...)

Stranger Than Fiction to Bring DEAD PRESIDENTS to Seacoast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Ever wondered who would win in a fight between Abraham Lincoln and Harry S. Truman? Stranger Than Fiction is offering Seacoast audiences a chance to find out. The troupe will present an improv comedy show at Seacoast Rep on Tuesday, March 1, at 8pm, that includes a comedy battle of theatrical might starring dead presidents. (more...)

Asolo Rep to Stage GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Nearly 50 years after the groundbreaking film inspired the world, Asolo Rep is thrilled to present Todd Kreidler's electric stage adaptation of the iconic Academy Award-winning film GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER.   (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Casting for GOOD CANARY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces full casting for Zach Helm's Good Canary, directed by Award winning actor and director, John Malkovich. (more...)

Tjasa Ferme's WILD CHILD IN THE CITY Kicks Off Theaterlab's Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Theaterlab (Orietta Crispino, Artistic Director; Jolene Noelle, Program Director) opens its 2016 Fall in Love with Solo season with Tjasa Ferme's one-woman show Wild Child In The City, an absurdist comedy chronicling her quest to find a livable apartment in New York City. (more...)

BWW Interview: John Copeland on What Anita Bryant Did & Has Done for Him Lately
by Gil Kaan - Aug 25, 2016

Playwright/actor John Copeland's latest theatrical project ANITA BRYANT'S PLAYBOY INTERVIEW recounts a specific incident in the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction saga of the former Miss Oklahoma and runner-up to Miss America whose 'Save Our Children' campaign fought to repeal gay rights in Dale County, Florida in 1977.  (more...)

Showtime to Premiere Documentary GRINGO: THE DANGEROUS LIFE OF JOHN McAFEE, 9/24
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

SHOWTIME continues to expand its slate of bold documentaries under the Showtime Documentary Films banner with GRINGO: THE DANGEROUS LIFE OF JOHN McAFEE, a new feature-length film making its world television premiere on Saturday, September 24th (more...)

New Season of Science Channel's NASA'S UNEXPLAINED FILES Premieres 8/30
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

NASA'S UNEXPLAINED FILES returns Tuesday, August 30 at 9PM to dive deeper into the archives of the world's top space agency along with other firsthand accounts to reveal confounding mysteries from outer space. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Rehearsals are now underway for the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays only in Sydney at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 22 September for a strictly limited season. (more...)

Investigation Discovery Teams with Bestselling Author James Patterson for New Scripted Series
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Investigation Discovery (ID) today announced a development deal with renowned author James Patterson to write and executive produce a six-part, fully scripted series for the network. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Newnan Theatre Company kicks off its 39th season with the comedy Moonlight and Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson. Directed by Jeff Allen, this show is a very funny look at the real-life events surrounding the writing of the screenplay to the film classic Gone With the Wind. It opens Sept. 1 and runs through Sept. 11. It will be presented on the Mainstage. (more...)

Florida Writer Ruth Anderson Releases Debut Novel WHISTLE BLOWER AND DOUBLE AGENTS, Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Florida resident Ruth Anderson drew heavily from real life experience in creating her debut novel,Whistle Blower and Double Agents.  A sensational, suspenseful, and shocking spy thriller penned by a writer who worked intimately for the U.S. Government during a crisis long forgotten, Whistle Blower and Double Agents is now available nationwide. (more...)

David Campbell to Lead the World Premiere of DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

David Campbell is set to return to the musical theatre stage for the lead role in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical. (more...)

David Campbell to Star in DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

David Campbell is set to return to the musical theatre stage for the lead role in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical. (more...)

Stranger Than Fiction to Perform at Seacoast Rep, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Enjoy TV shows like Firefly, The Expanse, Lost in Space, and Star Trek? A new crew of deep space travelers will explore the far reaches of interactive comedy on one special night. That same evening the cast will improvise a parody episode of The Twilight Zone. Space and the fifth dimension collide as Stranger Than Fiction presents: Space Voyage & The Twilight Zone Improvised! at Seacoast Rep, April 19 at 8pm. (more...)

Rooftop Films Sets Opening Weekend Lineup for 20th Annual Summer Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Rooftop Films is proud and excited to announce the Opening Weekend lineup and the first batch of our feature film slate for the 20th Annual Summer Series. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/15/2016 - PARAMOUR in Previews and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 15, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR begins previews on Saturday! (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

ESPN Announces Debut of 1927: THE DIARY OF MYLES THOMAS
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

ESPN announced today the debut of 1927: The Diary of Myles Thomas, an ambitious, season-long, real-time historical fiction project, examining America at the peak of the Jazz Age and the Roaring 20's through the fictionalized diary of one player on the 1927 New York Yankees. (more...)

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