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VIDEO: First Look - Netflix to Present Jonathan Demme's JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE + THE TENNESSEE KIDS
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The entertainment streaming company has acquired global rights to the performance film, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE + THE TENNESSEE KIDS, which will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. (more...)

Suzi Quatro Leather Forever Encore Tour to Launch February 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

With a career now spanning over 50 years of performing, it's "one more time for Suzi" as she returns in February 2017 for a national tour starting on the Gold Coast on February 3 and finishing in Darwin on March 4. Tickets go on sale early October. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 9/25/2016
by BWW - Sep 25, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/25/2016 for Portland (more...)


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Cristin Milioti, Dan Soder to Star in Subversive Romantic Comedy IT HAD TO BE YOU
by Movies News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today they have acquired North American rights to writer / director / composer Sasha Gordon's IT HAD TO BE YOU, starring Cristin Milioti (FX's "Fargo," Wolf of Wall Street, CBS's "How I Met Your Mother") and Dan Soder (MTV's "Guy Code," Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer"). (more...)

BWW Review: Margie Boule is Glorious as the Empress of Fashion in Triangle Productions' FULL GALLOP
by Krista Garver - Sep 22, 2016

I'm not that into fashion. In truth, we're barely on speaking terms. So, when I found out that Triangle Productions' first show of the season was FULL GALLOP, a one-woman show about tastemaker and fashion icon Diana Vreeland, I wasn't sure what to expect. On the one hand, I've greatly enjoyed past Triangle shows that profiled intriguing women. On the other hand, could I really sit through two hours of fashion? (more...)

COME INSIDE - Portland Gets Naughty
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Portland Theater luminary Mary Macdonald-Lewis adds a saucy soupcon of Victorian sexual rebellion to Portland's first-ever festival of sapiosexual storytelling and titillating theatricality. Her staged reading, The Age of Arousal, joins a heady line up of sex-positive performance ranging from genderqueer exploration to dungeon mistress confessions, all part of Come Inside: A Sex & Culture Theatre Festival curated by Dance Naked Productions. (more...)

VERY GERRY: HERE'S TO THE LADIES Plays Don't Tell Mama This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

In a homage to the ladies, cabaret singer, Gerry Mastrolia is a man who sings songs... sung by women. The show is chocked full of impersonations, stories and songs. From Broadway, standards and cabaret favorites saluting tough divas who didn't take smack from anyone! Ladies like, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Carol Burnett, Tallulah Bankhead and more. (more...)

Casting Complete for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York Premiere of PARTY PEOPLE by UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz a.k.a Ninja. Developed and directed by Liesl Tommy with choreography by Millicent Johnnie, PARTY PEOPLE begins performances on Tuesday, November 1 and runs through Sunday, December 4, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 9/18/2016
by BWW - Sep 18, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/18/2016 for Portland (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at FULL GALLOP at triangle productions!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

triangle productions! begins its 27th season with this Oregon premiere of FULL GALLOP. Returning to our stage is Margie Boule' (known for her incredible portrayal of Tallulah Bankhead in last season's Looped!) who stars as Diana Vreeland, who stood at the center of American style for five decades. As editor of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue magazines, and as a member of the International Cafe Society, she chronicled the extraordinary people and events of her time. Scroll down for a first look at Boule' onstage! (more...)

20th Century Fox Film & American Film Institute Strike Innovative Partnership Aimed at Female Directors
by Movies News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Twentieth Century Fox Film and the American Film Institute have entered a new partnership to help increase the number of female directors working on major studio films. (more...)

Rose Theatre, Kingston Announces Full Cast for Arthur Miller's Masterpiece, ALL MY SONS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announced the full company for its new production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. Award-winning Michael Rudman directs David Horovitch as Joe Keller and Penny Downie as Kate Keller with Alex Waldmann (Chris Keller), Grace Carter (Lydia Lubey), Edward Harrison (George Deever), William Meredith (Frank Lubey), Alison Pargeter (Sue Bayliss), David Partridge (Jim Bayliss) and Francesca Zoutewelle (Ann Deever). The production opens on 2 November, with previews from 28 October, and runs until 19 November. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's LOOPED
by Jerri Shafer - Sep 14, 2016

Based on a real event, Looped takes place in the summer of 1965, when an inebriated Tallulah Bankhead needed eight hours to redub - or loop - one line of dialogue for her last movie, Die! Die! My Darling! Though Bankhead's outsized personality dominates the play, the sub-story involves her battle of wills with a film editor named Danny Miller, who has been selected to work that particular sound editing session. It's the last day of post-production on Die! Die! My Darling, one of those schlocky gothic thrillers that allowed former grande dames and sex goddesses of the screen to scrape a living in their later years, or simply pass the time before the cameras until the ultimate final cut. A single line of dialogue requires looping - re-recording to match the film - but Tallulah cannot manage to speak the requisite syllables in the proper order. As she stalls and stutters, expressing infinite scorn for the tedious process, she perfumes the stale air of the studio with snappy one-liners on her favorite subjects, namely her own eccentric behavior and uneven career, and the consoling seductions of booze, drugs, cigarettes and sex. Her audience consists of a beleaguered film editor, Danny who has been corralled into supervising the session because the director skipped town, and a studio technician, who watches from a booth above the studio as Tallulah toys with poor Danny like a haughty, grizzled feline batting around a hapless mouse. (more...)

The Second City Returns to Cape Playhouse with FREE SPEECH! This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Second City, Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater, returns to The Cape Playhouse with 'Free Speech! (While Supplies Last)' an irreverent look at America's electoral insanity. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 9/11/2016
by BWW - Sep 11, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/11/2016 for Portland (more...)

American Repertory Theater Presents the New England Premiere of FINGERSMITH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University begins performances of FINGERSMITH by Alexa Junge, based on the novel by Sarah Waters, directed by Bill Rauch. Performances begin on Sunday, December 4, 2016 and run through Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge. (more...)

Tensas River Duck Paradise to Sell at Auction
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

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9 Filmmakers Selected for Film Independent 2016 Producing Lab Film Independent Awards
by Movies News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and LA Film Festival, announced the producers selected for its 16 th annual Producing Lab. (more...)

VERY GERRY: HERE'S TO THE LADIES Plays Don't Tell Mama This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

In a homage to the ladies, cabaret singer, Gerry Mastrolia is a man who sings songs... sung by women. The show is chocked full of impersonations, stories and songs. From Broadway, standards and cabaret favorites saluting tough divas who didn't take smack from anyone! Ladies like, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Carol Burnett, Tallulah Bankhead and more. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 10/02/2016
by BWW - Oct 2, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/02/2016 for Portland (more...)

Breaking News: Allison Janney & John Benjamin Hickey Will Return to Broadway in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Producer Stuart Thompson announced today that John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees of Separation will return to Broadway this spring in a revival starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa and Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan. Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Punk Rock) will direct the production, which is set to open at the Barrymore Theatre in April 2017 and will run for 15 weeks only. (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse to Hold Celebration of Artistic Director, Jaqui Hubbard 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

The Ivoryton Playhouse is celebrating 25 years of laughter and drama, new shingles and seats, and more and more music and romance and applause than ever before. This year marks the 25th year of Artistic Director, Jacqui Hubbard's involvement with The Ivoryton Playhouse. Beginning as a Board member in 1991, she became Board President and in 1999 she was hired as Artistic/Executive Director and oversees all aspects of this small, historic gem of a theatre. (more...)

Winners Announced for Asian World Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Last night at the 2nd Annual Asian World Film Festival (Oct. 24 - Nov. 1, 2016) announced Festival award winners during the closing night ceremony at the ArcLight in Culver City. (more...)

VIDEO: 'West Wing's Allison Janney Explains Why She Avoids Election Coverage on LATE SHOW
by - Jul 26, 2016

On last night's LATE SHOW, tough Allison Janney once played a White House press secretary and avidly followed politics, the star of the new film 'Tallulah' now changes the channel to avoid election coverage. (more...)

Bay Street Theater Rekindles FIRESIDE SESSIONS WITH NANCY ATLAS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

Bay Street Theater and Dan's Papers are pleased to present the rekindling of the popular 'Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas and a special guest' this January. Due to the snow storm, the January 7 concert with Clark Gayton was rescheduled to Sunday, January 8 at 7 pm. Ticket holders can just bring their January 7 ticket to the January 8 concert or call the box office to reschedule the tickets to either January 14, 21 or 28. These dates will remain at 8 pm. There is also a new date added with Nancy Atlas and Clark Gayton for Thursday, March 23 at 8 pm. (more...)

THIS IS US, HIDDEN FIGURES Scribes Among Finalists for42nd Annual Humanitas Prize
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Finalists for the 42nd annual Humanitas Prize were announced today. The honor recognizes film and television writers whose work inspires compassion, hope, and understanding. (more...)

New Comedy THE SURROGATE to Premiere at Centenary Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Family life is changing, and playwright Patricia Cotter knows all about it.   In a smart and funny play about blended families, desire, motherhood, class and sexual politics, Cotter's comedy, "The Surrogate" examines just how much  we can ask of our friends, our parents and our spouses, and whether we'll get any of our important life decisions right in this new age.   (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

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DSI Comedy Theater Announces 2017 North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

February brings DSI Comedy Theater's largest event of the year. This year, it is giving DSI a chance to showcase a new direction and continue its 17th year tradition of showcasing comedy from up and down the east coast and across the country. (more...)

Cult Writer Rediscovered By The Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

"Laughter is a weapon: all you can do is laugh, isn't it?" (more...)

Centenary Stage Comapny Announces Cast for World Premiere of Patricia Cotter's Award-Winning Comedy THE SURROGATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Famed Groundlings Theatre in LA alumna - which gave birth to such SNL actors as Phil Hartman, Lorraine Newman, and the Pee Wee Herman phenomenon - and Emmy Award winning author, Patricia Cotter, brings her unique sense of comedy and contemporary issues to Centenary Stage Company with the World Premiere of The Surrogate February 17 through March 5 at the Lackland Performing Arts Center (LPAC). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE GIFT at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with the story behind the making of a great novel in THE GIFT. Written by Will Stutts and directed by Greg Wood, the production opens tonight, February 23, and continues through March 19 in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

More Stars Sign on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Additional casting has been announced for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees Of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. (more...)

Casting Announced for YOU'RE HUMAN LIKE THE REST OF THEM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Directed by Carla Kingham. Set and Costume Design by Ruta Irbite. Lighting by Kieron Johnson. Sound by Max Pappenheim. Produced by Audrey Thayer. Presented by Marricdale Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre. Supported by the B. S. Johnson Estate. (more...)

Photo Flash: Centenary Stage Co. presents THE SURROGATE CONTINUES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Winner of the 2016 Susan Glaspell Award and finalist in the prestigious 2016 O'Neil National Playwrights Conference, Emmy Award Winner Patricia Cotter's brand new comedy The Surrogate, continues its World Premiere run now through March 5 at Centenary Stage Company's Lackland Performing Arts Center (LPAC). (more...)

THE GIFT to Bring 'Novel' Tale to Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with the story behind the making of a great novel in THE GIFT. (more...)

Cape Playhouse Announces 2017 Creative Teams
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The historic Cape Playhouse, American's oldest continually operating summer theatre, is thrilled to announce our creative teams for our upcoming 2017 Summer Season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New Group Celebrates Opening Night of EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE
by Walter McBride - Feb 17, 2017

Remember when we felt we could do anything, when there was still nothing to fear?  Yes, things have changed a bit, haven't they?  And people keep saying there's nothing to be afraid of!  (more...)

Photo Flash: Centenary Stage Comapny presents or World Premiere of Patricia Cotter's THE SURROGATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Family life is changing, and playwright Patricia Cotter knows all about it.   In a smart and funny play about blended families, desire,  motherhood, class and sexual politics,  Cotter's comedy, " The Surrogate"  examines just how much  we can ask of our friends, our parents and our spouses,  and whether we'll get any of our important life decisions right in this new age.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primitive Grace Presents Premiere of FRINGE OF HUMANITY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Primitive Grace Theater Ensemble will present the World Premiere of FRINGE OF HUMANITY written and directed by Obie Award winner and SAG Award nominee Paul Calderon. Co-starring David Zayas (Dexter), performances begin January 11 at Access Theater. Opening is slated for Thursday, January 19th. (more...)

'DR TALLULAH PRESENTS...' to Play FERTILE GROUND 2017 This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Dr Tallulah Present's: New Frontiers in Vaginal Consciousness (VAGCON) will play as part of Fertile Ground, a city-wide theater festival of new works, running January 19-29th, 2017. (more...)

Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas Return Every Saturday Night in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Bay Street Theater and Dan's Papers are pleased to present the rekindling of the popular 'Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas and a special guest' this January. After sold out concerts in January for the past few years, the 2017 January concerts will again feature a special guest for each show every Saturday of the month. All concerts start at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 and available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. The concerts are sponsored by Behind the Hedges, Fighting Chance, JEEP Southampton, Coors Light and Blue Moon. (more...)

Iconic Classic Drama A DOLL'S HOUSE to Begin This Winter at the Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the iconic classic drama A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Bryony Lavery, and directed by Boston favorite Melia Bensussen (Awake and Sing!, Luck of the Irish, and Circle Mirror Transformation at the Huntington). Performances run January 6 - February 5, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

The Second City to Return to Cape Playhouse with FREE SPEECH! This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Second City, Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater, returns to The Cape Playhouse with "Free Speech! (While Supplies Last)" an irreverent look at America's electoral insanity. (more...)

Original Netflix Film XOXO to Premiere Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

XOXO, a Netflix original film, will premiere on August 26 at 12:01am PST exclusively on Netflix. Check out the recent Snapstory shot at EDC in Las Vegas! (more...)

ART, MURDER FOR TWO and More Coming to Cape Playhouse in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Michael Rader, Artistic Director of The Cape Playhouse, today announced the 2017 summer line-up for the historic Playhouse's 91st season.  (more...)

Last Chance To See BUGSY MALONE at Lyric Hammersmith
by Marianka Swain - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith's critically acclaimed stage production of Sir Alan Parker's Bugsy Malone, directed by Sean Holmes, will end its scheduled run at the Lyric on Sunday 4 September 2016. (more...)

Announcing the 2016 San Francisco Olympians Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

This year the festival will debut 22 new plays by 23 local writers, 9 of whom will be contributing written work to the festival for the first time! The plays range from shorts to one-acts to full-lengths, and each one explores a different underworld legend or god from Greek or Egyptian mythology. (more...)

The Hudson Village Theatre to Present PRIVATE LIVES This August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Hudson Village Theatre continues its Games We Play theme with Noel Coward's hilarious romp, Private Lives, playing August 10 to 28. (more...)

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