KINKY BOOTS Adds One Final Performance at Royal Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Although the Royal Alexandra Theatre will close for six months for a major renovation as soon as the show closes, the producers of KINKY BOOTS have managed to squeeze in one more final performance of the immensely popular musical.  The extra show, added to keep up with demand, will be performed on Sunday, May 15 at 7PM.  (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'The Day After' Episode of THE AMERICANS on FX
by - May 5, 2016

On the next episode of THE AMERICANS on FX titled "The Day After" - The Day After premieres, making the stakes – and terrible consequences – of the Cold War plain. (more...)

Detroit Public Theatre to Conclude Inaugural Season with DETROIT '67
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Completing its inaugural season, Detroit Public Theatre will present the award-winning Detroit '67 by Dominique Morisseau May 13 - June 5th (CHANGED from the Originally scheduled May 6 - 29 to accommodate a partnership with the prestigious Baltimore Center Stage). (more...)

CRITIC'S CHOICE: The (Summer) Game's Afoot, Y'all!
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 27, 2016

Is it just me or is everyone else amazed by how quickly 2016 seems to be moving - in a theatrical sense, at least - and what with Memorial Day Weekend upon us, we're gobsmacked (gobsmacked, I tell ya!) by the wide range of productions offered up by Tennessee theater companies this weekend. Included are Street Theatre Company's Assassins, Center for the Arts' 42nd Street down in Murfreesboro, Rumors out at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre and the final performance of The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers at Cumberland County Playhouse. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - James Caan & Melanie Griffith Star in Hallmark's J.L. FAMILY RANCH
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

J.L. FAMILY RANCH? an original movie for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries premieres on Sunday, August 21, at 9pm ET/PT. T (more...)

Olivier Winner Matt Henry to Keep Kicking in London's KINKY BOOTS; Amy Lennox to Depart This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

According to The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, the Olivier winner has extended his contract with the production as Lola into 2017. In other 'KINKY' casting news, Elena Skye will succeed Olivier nominee Amy Lennox as Lauren, beginning 15 August. (more...)

FX to Present FARGO Second Installment Marathon This June
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

FX will air the acclaimed second installment of FX's limited series FARGO in its entirety on Saturday, June 4, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. (more...)

THE AMERICANS Renewed for Two Final Seasons on FX; Drama Will Conclude in 2018
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

FX has announced that its hit drama series THE AMERICANS will end its series run with two additional seasons (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Aaron Tveit, Nikki M. James in CBS's BRAINDEAD
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

CBS has released a first look at the new comedy thriller BRAINDEAD, premiering Monday, June 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The series stars Aaron Tveit (GREASE: LIVE, NEXT TO NORMAL, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN) and Tony Award winner Nikki M. James (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 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...)

Scoop: BRAINDEAD on CBS - Monday, June 13, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on BRAINDEAD, airing on CBS on Monday, June 13, 2016! (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...)

Megan Hilty to Join Aaron Tveit, Nikki M. James & Beth Malone on CBS' Comic-Thriller BRAINDEAD
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

Megan Hilty is headed back to the small screen - opposite a slew of fellow Broadway alums! (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...)

Lorna Luft to Perform at VNA California's ONE ENCHANTED EVENING GALA, Honoring Lainie Kazan
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

On Saturday, May 7, 2016, VNA California will host their Annual "One Enchanted Evening" Gala at the Palm Springs Hilton from 5 to 9 p.m.  Presented by The Advocate and Here Media (Media Sponsor), this evening promises to be an event to remember when VNA will honor Lainie Kazan with The John L. Treadway Loving Care Award.  Lorna Luft accompanied by Colin R. Freeman will provide a live performance ending what will truly be "One Enchanted Evening!"      (more...)

BWW Review: FAST COMPANY: The Art of the Con
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 8, 2016

Described as a theatrical crime caper, FAST COMPANY explores a major con gone wrong and digs into the dynamics of the family Kwan. It's a fun ride when the game is being plotted and executed, but slows considerably when the focus is on the family. The actors do what they can to get inside their characters, but they're written a little flat and the relationships are less than compelling. (more...)

Park Square's 2016-17 Season to Include A RAISIN IN THE SUN, THE REALISTIC JONESES & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Park Square's 2016-2017 season promises to showcase Park Square at its inclusive best: (more...)

Discovery to Premiere New Season of BERING SEA GOLD, 3/30
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

From state-of-the-art technology to untested remote claims, millions of dollars have been invested, which means the miners of BERING SEA GOLD face pressure like never before. It's now or never when BERING SEA GOLD returns for an all-new season on Wednesday, March 30 at 9pm ET/PT on Discovery. (more...)

DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS OF FAMILY BUSINESS Announces Second Edition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

'Dirty Little Secrets of Family Business: How to Successfully Navigate Family Business Conflict and Transition,' authored by sought-after speaker Henry Hutcheson, has been published in its much-anticipated second edition. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 3/28/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 28, 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...)

SPARKLEY CLEAN FUNERAL SINGERS Next at CCP
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2016

On Friday, April 1, Cumberland County Playhouse presents the Southern Premiere of a new musical comedy by Lori Fischer (Barbara's Blue Kitchen) and Don Chaffer, The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers! CCP's producing director Bryce McDonald will direct the show, which had its world premiere at the Capital Repertory Theatre in 2013. (more...)

THE POWER OF PEERS by Leon Shapiro & Leo Bottary is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Bibliomotion is thrilled to announce the launch of THE POWER OF PEERS: How the Company You Keep Drives Leadership, Growth & Success by Leon Shapiro and Leo Bottary (March 22, 2016). (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Sets Student Rush Policy for Fox Theatre Run
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Join Broadway in Atlanta as it welcomes Kinky Boots to the Fox Theatre for a week of musical excellence and Tony Award-winning performances. For any local college students looking for a night of heart-warming inspiration, Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta presents a special $25 Student Rush Ticket price for the Atlanta engagement of Kinky Boots, playing at The Fox Theatre March 29 - April 3 as part of the 2015/2016 35th anniversary season. Students simply need to bring valid college student identification with them to the Fox Theatre Box Office two hours prior to each scheduled performance. The Student Rush Ticket price will be available for Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30 with a two-ticket limit per student ID. Student Rush Tickets will apply to any open seat in the house, subject to availability. (more...)

CBS Announces Premiere Date for BRAINDEAD, Starring Aaron Tveit & Nikki M. James
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

CBS has announced that it will premiere its new series BRAINDEAD, from Robert and Michelle King, acclaimed creators and executive producers of THE GOOD WIFE, on Monday, June 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Pastor Tim' Episode of FX's THE AMERICANS
by - Mar 17, 2016

On the next episode of THE AMERICANS titeld "Pastor Tim" - Philip tries with increasing desperation to get rid of a sensitive and dangerous package as family tensions in the Jennings House reach a boiling point when Paige shares a secret of her own. (more...)

George M. Cohan and Eugene O'Neill: Two Irish-Americans Who Helped Define Broadway
by Michael Dale - Mar 17, 2016

A St. Patrick's Day toast to the Father of the American Musical Comedy and The Father of the American Drama. (more...)

Pivot to Present Second Annual 'Water Week' Programming Event
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Today, Participant Media announced that its television network, Pivot, will kick off its second annual 'Water Week' programming event beginning March 21 at 7 p.m. ET (more...)

'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE', THE BODYGUARD and More Set for Broadway Sacramento's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

California Musical Theatre announced the 2016-17 Broadway Sacramento season at the Community Center Theater, featuring four shows not previously presented in the series, one of which has been produced in the round at Music Circus a number of times but never before part of Broadway Sacramento. (more...)

Critic's Choice: People to See, Shows to Do
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 7, 2016

Shows are opening, shows are closing and Fiddler on the Roof is back onstage for Actors Pointe Theatre Company while Tom Sawyer takes a bow at Springhouse Theatre in Smyrna! Obviously, the 2016 theater season continues to reveal itself at a breakneck pace, giving audiences a veritable buffet of offerings from which to choose. (more...)

Cast Announced for KINKY BOOTS Engagement at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award -winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award -winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), is back by popular demand! (more...)

Tickets to KINKY BOOTS at Marcus Center on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winnerHarvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), opens at the Marcus Center on May 31-June 5 as part of the Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center series. Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 8 at 12:00 pm at the Marcus Center Box Office and can be purchased in person at 929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee, by phone at 414-273-7206 or online at MarcusCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com. Group 10 or more should call Group Sales at 414-273-7121 x210 or x213. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/4/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 4, 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...)

Critic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

They're dishing up some tasty Rumors at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - along with the bountiful buffet of Southern delicacies - while at Donelson's The Larry Keeton Theatre, the last two performances of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest are served up this weekend, and the national touring company of Mamma Mia! winds up its weeklong stand at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall. And the intrepid Nashville Repertory Theatre Professional Interns present their very own production of Gruesome Playground Injuries. (more...)

LEGO STAR WARS: THE FREEMAKER ADVENTURES Premieres on Disney XD, 6/20
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Introducing new heroes and villains to the LEGO Star Wars universe, the animated television series LEGO STAR WARS: THE FREEMAKER ADVENTURES will premiere MONDAY, JUNE 20 (10:00 a.m. EDT), on Disney XD. (more...)

Hallmark Channel to Premiere Three Original Movies in May
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Hallmark Channel will premiere three original movies this May celebrating the end of Spring and starring socially influential young talent Alexa PenaVega ('Spy Kids,' 'Nashville'), Shenae Grimes-Beech ('Degrassi: The Next Generation,' '90210'), Bailee Madison ('Northpole,' 'The Fosters') and Fiona Gubelmann ('Wilfred,' 'Blades of Glory'). (more...)

Miami Leader Elected District Vice President of Florida Realtors
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

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Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/25/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 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...)

ZARIN FABRICS Celebrates 80th Anniversary
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 25, 2016

Zarin Fabrics on the Lower East Side is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. They recently launched their new fabric collection 'Into the Garden.' (more...)

Critic's Choice: The Shows To See This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2016

Shows are opening (Carolyn German unveils her latest, Go From Here, and Nashville Ballet revives Carmina Burana, both this weekend), shows are closing (your last chance to catch The Taffetas at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre before they go the way of The Plaids is this weekend) and The Miss Firecracker Contest is back onstage at Donelson's Larry Keeton Theatre for the second of three weekends. Obviously, the 2016 theater season continues to reveal itself at a breakneck pace, giving audiences a veritable buffet of offerings from which to choose. (more...)

BWW Review: CCP's SPARKLEY CLEAN FUNERAL SINGERS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 2, 2016

Lori Fischer's The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers does what so many shows before it have attempted: To create a completely new world out of whole cloth and set it down amid the already existing world (in which we mere mortals ply our collective trade), peopled by characters who are easy to love or at least accessible enough to be engaging and fun to watch. Where Fischer's new musical - now onstage at Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse - succeeds so impressively is in its refreshing storytelling structure that invites audiences into the fictionalized version of Ashland City, Tennessee, where people care deeply about their neighbors and are likely to sing songs displaying their affection and which are bound to make you guffaw (probably more than once). (more...)

KINKY BOOTS to Make D.C. Premiere at Kennedy Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Kennedy Center presents KINKY BOOTS, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award winner for Best Score for KINKY BOOTS). The production makes its Washington, D.C. premiere at the Kennedy Center for four weeks from June 14 through July 10, 2016, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/18/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 18, 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...)

Veteran Miami Beach Developer Chooses Auction for Sale of Waterfront Estate with Platinum Luxury Auctions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

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VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'The Rat' Episode of FX's THE AMERICANS
by - Apr 14, 2016

On the next episode of FX's THE AMERICANS titled "The Rat" - Martha must finally face the truth she has denied – and her life may never be the same. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON, KINKY BOOTS & More Set for 2016-17 Broadway In Jacksonville Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

The FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase, is thrilled to announce the 2016-17 Broadway in Jacksonville season, filled with award-winning blockbusters and family favorites. Next season's lineup will feature Broadway in Jacksonville debuts of DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID , 2013 Tony Award-winners KINKY BOOTS and RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, along with audience favorite JERSEY BOYS. (more...)

Don Sebastiani & Sons' Iconic New Nut Offering Hits Shelves Nationwide in April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Drawing on the family's deep roots in the wine and food business, Don Sebastiani & Sons is expanding its expertise this April to a category complementary to its core wine business, specialty foods. The new offering - U Gottabee Nutz - features healthy, flavored, dry-roasted nuts made with natural ingredients. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/11/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 11, 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...)

West End's KINKY BOOTS Extends Booking Into 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Kinky Boots, the huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, today announces the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until Saturday 14 January. Since winning the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Kinky Boots is now the winner of every major Best Musical award. Tickets for this extended period will go on sale from Monday 11 April 2016. (more...)

Friday 5: SPARKLEY CLEAN's Hancock and Webster
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 1, 2016

There's a new show premiering at Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse: The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers by Lori Fischer, the author of last year's Barbara's Blue Kitchen. Fischer's latest musical follows the adventures of two singing sisters from Ashland City, Tennessee, and the people who love them. Our question: Does Stratton's Diner (arguably the best burger joint ever in the history of the world) still exist in Fischer's depiction of the Cheatham County town? Director Bryce McDonald is being tight-lipped about it. (more...)

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