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BWW Interview: Best Solo Show Nominee MIKE BIRBIGLIABWW Interview: Best Solo Show Nominee MIKE BIRBIGLIA
by Adrienne Onofri - May 4, 2016

Back at the theater where he broke out with 'Sleepwalk With Me', the actor and stand-up says thank God for jokes. (more...)

Beatles Show LET IT BE to Open Ogunquit Playhouse's 84th SeasonBeatles Show LET IT BE to Open Ogunquit Playhouse's 84th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 84th season with the international smash hit direct from London's West End and Broadway, LET IT BE - A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles, rocking the stage from May 18 to June 11. (more...)

Grammy Award Winning Artist Lecrae Releases His Memoir 'Unashamed,Grammy Award Winning Artist Lecrae Releases His Memoir 'Unashamed,
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Memoir 'Unashamed,' out now, documents the rise of two-time Grammy winning hip-hop artist, cultural icon and community activist despite a lifetime of adversity childhood abuse, drugs and alcoholism, a stint in rehab, an abortion, and an unsuccessful suicide attempt. (more...)

Short Film THE DUKE: Set for Seven Film Festivals This YearShort Film THE DUKE: Set for Seven Film Festivals This Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

THE DUKE: BASED ON THE MEMOIR “I AM THE DUKE” BY J.P. DUKE [THE DUKE], a short film by Max Barbakow and starring SONS OF ANARCHY and THE LAST SHIP alum LaMonica Garrett, has been accepted at seven esteemed film festivals in 2016, including the Tribeca Film Festivaland in the American Pavilion at the prestigious Court Métrage (Short Film Corner) at this year's Cannes Film Festival.  (more...)

PBS Announces Second Season of Original Drama Series MERCY STREETPBS Announces Second Season of Original Drama Series MERCY STREET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

PBS announced today that it has given the greenlight to a second season of MERCY STREET, PBS' first original drama in more than a decade (more...)

JAPAN SINGS! to Run 4/8-23 at Japan Society NYJAPAN SINGS! to Run 4/8-23 at Japan Society NY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

This spring Japan Society celebrates the astonishing yet little-known world of Japanese musical films. Filled with rarely screened genre treasures, most unavailable on DVD, Japan Sings! The Japanese Musical Film focuses on the golden age of Japan's 'popular song film' starring teen idols and TV stars from the 50s and 60s. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Casting for 2016 Season - Michelle Terry Leads HENRY V, Declan Bennett in JC SUPERSTAR and More!Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Casting for 2016 Season - Michelle Terry Leads HENRY V, Declan Bennett in JC SUPERSTAR and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre today announced Michelle Terry to play the title role of Henry V in director Robert Hastie's new production. (more...)

Union Theatre Announces BEST OF BRITISH Celebrating the Best British Musical TheatreUnion Theatre Announces BEST OF BRITISH Celebrating the Best British Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

A host West End stars gather together for "Best of British" - a one-night only celebration of the best of British Musical Theatre. A cabaret fundraiser for The Union Theatre "Best of British" will feature music from such well-known composers as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lionel Bart, Stiles & Drewe and Howard Goodall, as well as showcasing exciting new work by the next generation of British Musical Theatre writers. (more...)

Two Muses Theatre Announces HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVETwo Muses Theatre Announces HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

In April, Two Muses Theatre will continue its fifth season at its new space, shared with the Monster Box Theatre, in Waterford.  Two Muses Theatre had to relocate in December 2015, following the closing of its original home inside the West Bloomfield Barnes & Noble.  Two Muses is opening in the new location with Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, How I Learned to Drive, April 1-17. (more...)

Lea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This AprilLea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

This April, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

FX Teams with Baxter of California on ARCHER Grooming Kit for MenFX Teams with Baxter of California on ARCHER Grooming Kit for Men
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Whether fighting rebels in far-flung destinations, scheming to sabotage his co-workers or making time with the ladies, Sterling Archer, the namesake protagonist of the acclaimed FX animated series ARCHER has mastered the skill of looking his best in the stickiest of situations. (more...)

The Dallas Opera to Conclude 2015-16 Season with SHOW BOATThe Dallas Opera to Conclude 2015-16 Season with SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to present the final production of the company's ambitious 2015-2016 Season, composer Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's SHOW BOAT.  This groundbreaking 1927 masterpiece marks TDO's first ever presentation of a Great American Musical, providing a showcase for a host of stars from both the opera world and Broadway, as well as the company's first major artistic collaboration with Dallas Black Dance Theatre in the Winspear Opera House. (more...)

YOU ON THE MOORS NOW to Launch The Hypocrites' 20th Anniversary Season; Lineup Announced!YOU ON THE MOORS NOW to Launch The Hypocrites' 20th Anniversary Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Hypocrites has announced its 20th Anniversary Season, featuring five dynamic productions, including a world premiere musical adaptation and two Chicago premieres. The company is also thrilled to launch a new play development initiative, with its first-ever new play commissions. (more...)

BWW Interview: Charles Busch Recaptures 'That Raffish, Anything Goes Feeling' With CLEOPATRABWW Interview: Charles Busch Recaptures 'That Raffish, Anything Goes Feeling' With CLEOPATRA
by Michael Dale - Mar 26, 2016

The great playwright and drag artist recalls his early days at Alphabet City's Limbo Lounge. (more...)

Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayCharles Busch's CLEOPATRA Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The new comedy Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister), begins performances tonight, March 25, 2016 at Theater for the New City. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lipman and Brayben In MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULDSTAGE TUBE: Lipman and Brayben In MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULD
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2016

National treasure Maureen Lipman (Oklahoma, Outside Edge, See How They Run) and Olivier-award winning Katie Brayben (Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, King Charles III, American Psycho) lead the cast, joined by Caroline Faber (The Taming of the Shrew, The Heiress, Hangover Square) and Serena Manteghi (The Railway Children). (more...)

Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA Sets New Ticket Policies for Sold-Out Off-Broadway RunCharles Busch's CLEOPATRA Sets New Ticket Policies for Sold-Out Off-Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

All available tickets to Charles Busch's return to Theater for the New City in his new comedy Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister) are sold out prior to the show's first performance on Friday, March 25. (more...)

BWW Preview: WE WILL ROCK YOU  at TEATRO SANTANDERBWW Preview: WE WILL ROCK YOU at TEATRO SANTANDER
by Claudio Erlichman - Mar 20, 2016

We Will Rock You (often abbreviated as WWRY) is a musical based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown. (more...)

AMC Greenlights Scripted Anthology Drama Series THE TERRORAMC Greenlights Scripted Anthology Drama Series THE TERROR
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

AMC today announced that it has greenlit a new anthology drama series called THE TERROR, an adaption of the bestselling novel by Dan Simmons. Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360 are producing the series in association with AMC Studios. (more...)

Roy Perkins Releases WITHOUT DENOMINATIONRoy Perkins Releases WITHOUT DENOMINATION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Roy Perkins, a retired, staunch Christian with conservative views, has completed his new book 'Without Denomination: A Critique of Church Doctrines': a blunt and powerful endeavor to reveal the truth of Christianity. (more...)

BWW Feature: SHUFFLE ALONG Through the Ages! A Look at the History of One of Broadway's Most Anticipated ShowsBWW Feature: SHUFFLE ALONG Through the Ages! A Look at the History of One of Broadway's Most Anticipated Shows
by Alexa Spiegel - Mar 12, 2016

SHUFFLE ALONG was an unlikely hit in 1921. It was one of the first hit Broadway shows starring, written, and directed by African Americans, but it has been overwhelming ignored in theatre history. Ninety-five years later, George C. Wolfe is preparing to bring the show back to Broadway, with a new and updated book by Wolfe. The revival will not only bring the original show' music and lyrics back to the stage, but will also tell the backstage story of its creation, and the impact it had on the theatre scene. SHUFFLE ALONG, OR, THE MAKING OF THE MUSICAL SENSATION OF 1921 AND ALL THAT FOLLOWED, is set to shuffle onto Broadway in the spring, so we're taking a look at the inspiration driving the revival, and a look back on the show's remarkable history. (more...)

Tony Nominee Sydney Lucas Joins AMC Drama THE SON; Production Begins This JuneTony Nominee Sydney Lucas Joins AMC Drama THE SON; Production Begins This June
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Golden Globe and Emmy® nominated actor Sam Neill (“Peaky Blinders,” “The Tudors,” “Jurassic Park”) has been cast as the lead in AMC's upcoming original series THE SON. (more...)

FX Orders New Danny Boyle-Helmed Limited Series TRUSTFX Orders New Danny Boyle-Helmed Limited Series TRUST
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

FX has ordered 10 episodes of the first installment of TRUST, which will tell the story of John Paul Getty III, heir to the Getty oil fortune (more...)

NBC Universo to Present Concert Exclusive DON OMAR DESDE VINA 2016, 3/12NBC Universo to Present Concert Exclusive DON OMAR DESDE VINA 2016, 3/12
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

NBC UNIVERSO, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, premieres the one-hour television special, “Don Omar Desde Viña 2016” on Sat., March 12 at 3 p.m. ET/PT (more...)

Chips Hardy's BLUE ON BLUE to Play Tristan Bates Theatre This SpringChips Hardy's BLUE ON BLUE to Play Tristan Bates Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

You can't go crippling yourself in a caring society. They won't stand for it. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY to Launch Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 28th Season; Lineup Announced!WEST SIDE STORY to Launch Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 28th Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Artistic Director Jim Helsinger and Managing Director PJ Albert have announced the 10 productions that will comprise Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF's upcoming 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Tom Hardy Stars in New FX Series TABOOVIDEO: First Look - Tom Hardy Stars in New FX Series TABOO
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

From Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott, watch the official trailer for FX's new original series, Taboo. The show is set to premiere in 2017. (more...)

Maureen Lipman and Katie Brayben Cast in MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULDMaureen Lipman and Katie Brayben Cast in MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

National treasure Maureen Lipman (Oklahoma, Outside Edge, See How They Run) and Olivier-award winning Katie Brayben (Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, King Charles III, American Psycho) will lead the cast in Charlotte Keatley's My Mother Said I Never Should.  They will be joined by Caroline Faber (The Taming of the Shrew, The Heiress, Hangover Square) and Serena Manteghi (The Railway Children). Presented by Tiny Fires Ltd. this is the first London revival of the play in over 25 years. (more...)

Tony Sheldon, Jennifer Cody & More Will Join Charles Busch in CLEOPATRATony Sheldon, Jennifer Cody & More Will Join Charles Busch in CLEOPATRA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Complete casting is announced for Charles Busch's return to Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director) in his new comedy Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister). (more...)

BWW Preview: Ben Rimalower brings BAD WITH MONEY and PATTI ISSUES to KTCHN in NYC on 2/29BWW Preview: Ben Rimalower brings BAD WITH MONEY and PATTI ISSUES to KTCHN in NYC on 2/29
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 18, 2016

Jacob Langfelder and Jill Bernard will present Ben Rimalower in his Off-Broadway solo plays, 'PATTI ISSUES' and 'BAD WITH MONEY' in a double repertory bill on February 29th before heading off to make his London debut at the St. James Theatre on March 11th and 12th. (more...)

PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY Marathon Coming to FXPEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY Marathon Coming to FX
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

FX will air the limited series THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY in its entirety this Saturday April 9 beginning at 2 PM e/p with a commercial-free broadcast of the first episode. (more...)

Dick Wolf Developing True Crime LAW & ORDER at NBCDick Wolf Developing True Crime LAW & ORDER at NBC
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Two-time Emmy Award-winning television producer Dick Wolf, the creative force behind the “Law & Order” and “Chicago” franchises, is developing the first installment of a bold new anthology series, “Law & Order: True Crime — The Menendez Brothers Murders,” which will take “Law & Order” into dramatizing actual true stories for the first time. (more...)

BROADWAY STORIES Hosted by Todd Buonopane Set to Feature Kevin Chamberlin, Jennifer Cody, Krysta Rodriguez, Cady Huffman & Julia MurneyBROADWAY STORIES Hosted by Todd Buonopane Set to Feature Kevin Chamberlin, Jennifer Cody, Krysta Rodriguez, Cady Huffman & Julia Murney
by Nora Dominick - Apr 5, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BROADWAY STORIES on April 23, 2016 at 11:30pm. We've seen many wonderful stories on Broadway. But sometimes the best stories are the ones told backstage. In the style of The Moth and Risk, BROADWAY STORIES will feature Broadway greats telling their hilarious, moving, and fascinating stories of a life in the theatre. Hosted by Todd Buonopane (Cinderella, Chicago, Grease & Spelling Bee) BROADWAY STORIES will be recorded and released as a podcast. Don't miss the chance to peak behind the Broadway curtain and experience this new late night series! (more...)

FXX Greenlights 13th & 14th Seasons of IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIAFXX Greenlights 13th & 14th Seasons of IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA has been renewed for seasons 13 and 14 on FXX, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: Charles Busch's Sold-Out 'CLEOPATRA' Arrives in Style Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Charles Busch's Sold-Out 'CLEOPATRA' Arrives in Style Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The new comedy Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA, directed by Busch's longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister), is currently playing Theater for the New City, which marks the third consecutive sold-out run for Busch at Theater for the New City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production! (more...)

YUZIMA's New Single 'Atheist' Lands on Posture Mag with Exclusive InterviewYUZIMA's New Single 'Atheist' Lands on Posture Mag with Exclusive Interview
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Atheist is the first single from YUZIMA's upcoming third Insta-Album and follow up to the greatly praised 'BEHEMOTH {insta-album}'. (more...)

Remembering Famed Photographer, Charles GatewoodRemembering Famed Photographer, Charles Gatewood
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Charles Gatewood (http://charlesgatewood.com) passed away peacefully this morning at 12:30am at San Francisco General Hospital. The famed photographer, videographer, and cultural anthropologist, Gatewood was 73 years old. (more...)

Francesca Rizzo's DAMES LIKE US Comes to Cornelia St. CafeFrancesca Rizzo's DAMES LIKE US Comes to Cornelia St. Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Saturday afternoon at The Cornelia Street Cafe just got a lot more fun with the addition of award-winning playwright/director/actor Francesca Rizzo's outrageously honest and funny play -- DAMES LIKE US. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 27, 2016

Youth springs eternal in Broadway's new musical Tuck Everlasting, which celebrated its official opening at the Broadhurst Theatre just last night. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of recipient Lisa Gajda with the company! (more...)

Wallace Rushing Releases MASON DIXONWallace Rushing Releases MASON DIXON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Wallace Rushing, an IT professional, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Mason Dixon: A view from an office cube: Painful Insights on Race, Religion and Sex': a gripping and potent book that details a story about race, equality, courage and acceptance. (more...)

FX Announces Premiere Dates for SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL and TYRANTFX Announces Premiere Dates for SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL and TYRANT
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

FX has set the premiere dates for its summer series SSEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL and TYRANT, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. (more...)

Michelle Bonnard and Tom Walker Lead THE QUIET HOUSE at Park TheatreMichelle Bonnard and Tom Walker Lead THE QUIET HOUSE at Park Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Apr 19, 2016

The Quiet House, Gareth Farr's blistering and honest new play about a couple's journey to start a family, will play at Park Theatre from June 7 to July 9, with a press night on June 8, following its world premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre next month. It was inspired by Gareth's own experience, and is his second play following his 2014 Bruntwood Prize-winning debut, Britannia Waves The Rules. (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes in THE LEGEND OF NEW YORK and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekDonna McKechnie, Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes in THE LEGEND OF NEW YORK and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

CALYPSO'S CORNER to Make World Premiere at Open Book Theatre CompanyCALYPSO'S CORNER to Make World Premiere at Open Book Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Open Book Theatre Company is excited to present the world premiere of a beautiful new play by Emily Rosenbaum. (more...)

Kate Beckinsale Among The Newport Beach Film Festival HonoreesKate Beckinsale Among The Newport Beach Film Festival Honorees
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The Newport Beach Film Festival will celebrate outstanding contribution to global cinema at a special event during the 17th annual Festival (April 21-28, 2016) at the Balboa Bay Resort, April 23. (more...)

FX's THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON is Cable's Most-Watched Show of 2016FX's THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON is Cable's Most-Watched Show of 2016
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, television's most critically acclaimed new show of the year, concluded its 10-episode run as cable's most-watched new series of 2016 and it ranks among the top 10 programs in all of television in delivery of Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34. (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th SeasonJen 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...)

Tony Sheldon to Lead 'THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT' at GoodspeedTony Sheldon to Lead 'THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT' at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir, Caesar Samayoa  appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena  as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. (more...)

FXX Gives Season Three Order to Hit Series MAN SEEKING WOMANFXX Gives Season Three Order to Hit Series MAN SEEKING WOMAN
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

'MAN SEEKING WOMAN' has been renewed for a third season to air early next year on FXX, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Euan Morton to Walk Cross-Country for Depression & Bipolar Support AllianceBWW Exclusive: Euan Morton to Walk Cross-Country for Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Theatre fans know Tony nominee Euan Morton for his Broadway appearances in Taboo, Sondheim on Sondheim and Cyrano de Bergerac, or perhaps from his notable regional theatre work in such shows as Chess, Parade, or Heart of Robin Hood. Now he is opening up about a cause that is close to his heart and an event that will help to benefit it. (more...)

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