Amy Poehler, Jerry Seinfeld & More to Guest on NBC's MAYA & MARTY, 7/5
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Maya Rudolph and Martin Short welcome Will Forte, Amy Poehler and Jerry Seinfeld to Studio 6A for the July 5 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) telecast of MAYA & MARTY. Seinfeld will also be interviewed for this week's installment of “Jiminy Glick's Celebrity Sensations.” (more...)

BWW Review: Discovering ANOTHER WAY HOME at Theater J
by Roger Catlin - Jun 30, 2016

Summer means camp, and so it is at Theater J, which has been decked out in pine board, nature paintings and signs made of sticks for its closing production of the season, Another Way Home by Anna Ziegler. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/9/16- FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Stage Tube - Jul 9, 2016

Today in 1981, the second Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof opened at the New York State Theatre, where it ran for 53 performances. Featuring music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, the story centers on Tevye, The Father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, had the first musical theatre run in history to surpass 3,000 performances. It spawned four Broadway revivals, a successful 1971 film adaptation, and the show has enjoyed enduring international popularity. (more...)

BWW Review: Devilishly Wicked Satire on the Drill Hall Stage in FATHER, FATHER, FATHER at #NAF16
by David Fick - Jul 8, 2016

The winner of a Silver Standard Bank Ovation Award last year, Robaby's FATHER, FATHER, FATHER is back on the National Lottery Fringe at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. A devilishly wicked satire, this physical theatre piece was created by cast members Roberto Pombo, Joni Barnard and Rachel Neary under the direction of Toni Morkel. (more...)

Caryl Churchill's ESCAPED ALONE To Tour The UK
by Edward Baker - Jul 8, 2016

After a sell-out run in 2016 at the Royal Court Theatre, Caryl Churchill's critically acclaimed new play Escaped Alone will return to the Royal Court for a two week run Wednesday 25 January - Saturday 11 February 2017 and will then tour to The Lowry, Salford Quays Tuesday 7 - Saturday 11 March 2017, Cambridge Arts Theatre Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 March and Bristol Old Vic Wednesday 22 - Sunday 26 March 2017. (more...)

WBT to Present MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The international smash hit musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is set on December 4, 1956, when an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions in history. (more...)

Sean Hayes, Steve Martin, Emma Stone & More Set for MAYA & MARTY Season Finale
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

'MAYA & MARTY" concludes its six-episode run on Tuesday, July 12 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) with appearances by Sean Hayes, Steve Martin and Emma Stone. Kelly Ripa will be interviewed for this week's edition of "Jiminy Glick's Celebrity Sensations." (more...)

ONE SLIGHT HITCH Set to Open at Totem Pole Playhouse 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, presents the local premiere of a new stage comedy from the comedic mind of Lewis Black, One Slight Hitch, running from July 9 through July 24. (more...)

Camden People's Theatre Announces New 2016 Autumn Season
by Edward Baker - Jul 6, 2016

Camden People's Theatre heralds the arrival of a new season with a jam-packed line up designed to satiate all your innovative theatrical desires. With theatre/gig mash ups, MP rap battles, valiant attempts to smash the patriarchy, solve the housing crisis & sort out Europe, plus kids taking over the stage to lay down how it really is, this Autumn you won't want to be anywhere else. (more...)

Kentucky Playwright Takes Two New Plays to New York This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Award-winning playwright Phil Paradis, of Fort Thomas, KY, has scored in the Big Apple yet again. Paradis has two more new plays going up on the boards in July in Manhattan. (more...)

CPT Announces New Fall Season - GROWN UP, MERRYVILLE and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

CPT heralds the arrival of a new season with a jam-packed line up designed to satiate all your innovative theatrical desires. With theatre/gig mash ups, MP rap battles, valiant attempts to smash the patriarchy, solve the housing crisis & sort out Europe, plus kids taking over the stage to lay down how it really is, this Autumn you won't want to be anywhere else. (more...)

Reuben Sparks Announces ONE COWRIE SHELL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

What can someone do when a loved one is sold to the highest bidder? How far can an ordinary person go to save them? In 'One Cowrie Shell,' retired Air Force veteran Reuben Sparks shares the story of a young African tribesman who fights his way to America to free the woman he loves from the grips of slavery - all while challenging the status quo of African tribal culture. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with MEN ON BOATS at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

MEN ON BOATS, the critically-acclaimed comedy which premiered at Clubbed Thumb's 2015 Summerworks Festival, returns this summer in a co-production by Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons. Written by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by American Theater Company Artistic Director Will Davis, MEN ON BOATS will move uptown to Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) for a four-week limited engagement Wednesday, July 20 through Sunday, August 14. Opening night is set for Monday, August 1. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

Perez Hilton to Host DREAMGIRLS 35th Anniversary Event in Hollywood with Original Broadway Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Perez Hilton has been set to host Broadway Under the Stars - Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of 'Dreamgirls' - on Sunday, July 10 at 8pm at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. (more...)

Insight Edition to Release METALLICA: BACK TO THE FRONT, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Metallica's Master of Puppets album, Metallica: Back to the Front chronicles the amazing, fully authorized story of the band's seminal album and tour. (more...)

Daniel Burman's THE TENTH MAN Opens this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

KINO LORBER PRESENTS: THE TENTH MAN DIRECTOR: DANIEL BURMAN (LOST EMBRACE) STARRING: ALAN SABBAGH (FOCUS), JULIETA ZYLBERBERG (WILD TALES) (more...)

39th Season of LE FESTIVAL DE LANAUDIÈRE: 4th Week of Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

NEW SOUNDS AWAIT YOU! To kick off this fourth week of concerts, we invite you to a world of unconventional sounds. On Thursday, July 28, at8 p.m., the Akousma Festival will be back at the Musee d'art de Joliette with guest artists Pipo Pierre-Louis, Line Katcho, and Myriam Bleau to continue their exploration of various kinds of electroacoustic music. The following evening, Friday, July 29 at 8 p.m. at the Amphitheatre Fernand-Lindsay, will see the unusual string ensemblecollectif9 presenting classical music with the charisma of a rock group on a stage decked out with sets and lighting.  (more...)

Review Roundup: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Review Roundups - Jul 25, 2016

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD has its official opening this week, with a special gala performance on Saturday 30 July. The eighth story in the Harry Potter series, and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage, is one play presented in two parts. Both parts are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings. (more...)

THE COMMERCIALLY UNVIABLE QUEER TRASH THEATRE CYCLE at Dixon Place July 28th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

For one night only, Dixon Place will present the workshop premiere of The Commercially Unviable Queer Trash Theatre Cycle: a raucous and irreverent night of plays by Kev Berry, on July 28th at 7:30 presented as part of the 25th Annual Hot! Festival of queer culture. (more...)

Casting Complete for New Play THE BURIALS at Steppenwolf for Young Adults
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) announces the complete cast for The Burials, a world premiere by Caitlin Parrish and the first production of SYA's 2016/17 season. (more...)

Deirdre O'Connell Will Lead MTC's FULFILLMENT CENTER in Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Fulfillment Center, a new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Clubbed Thumb's MEN ON BOATS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

MEN ON BOATS, the critically-acclaimed comedy which premiered at Clubbed Thumb's 2015 Summerworks Festival, returns this summer in a co-production by Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons. Written by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by American Theater Company Artistic Director Will Davis, MEN ON BOATS moves uptown to Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) for a four-week limited engagement now through Sunday, August 14. Opening night is set for Monday, August 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE RED SUN Audiobook is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

ORANGE, Calif. and SEATTLE, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ SparkPress Audio is thrilled to announce the audiobook release of the award-winning novel The Red Sun by Alane Adams, read by Karan Brar, actor on Disney's 'Jessie' and 'Bunk'd.' (more...)

LICENSED TO TRILL - Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

LICENSED TO TRILL The story of Melissa, Mikaela, Howard and Fred. SYDNEY, MELBOURNE & BRISBANE from 27 July. (more...)

PRETTY WOMAN's Garry Marshall Dies at Age 81
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

arry Marshall, best known for creating such iconic 1970s' TV shows as 'Happy Days,' 'The Odd Couple,' 'Laverne and Shirley' and 'Mork and Mindy' and for directing such classic films as Pretty Woman' and 'The Princess Diaries,' passed away on Tuesday (more...)

QFest 2016 Kicks Off Tonight in Houston
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Entering its 19th year, QFest returns to its roots in Houston, kicking off tonight, July 20! (more...)

Animal Planet Announces New Premiere Date for TOUCAN NATION
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Animal Planet Presents will premiere TOUCAN NATION, the story of Grecia, the toucan in Costa Rica whose unconscionable abuse sparked international outrage and inspired a national animal welfare campaign, on August 24 at 10 PM ET/PT. (more...)

Burt Reynolds Wraps Filming on DOG YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2016

Never one to rest on his laurels, Florida's favorite son, Burt Reynolds, spent the month of June in Knoxville, Tennessee, filming his latest movie. Dog Years, written and directed by Adam Rifkin, is the story of an aging former movie star who is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. Rifkin wrote the script especially for Reynolds and described the story by saying, "On the surface, Dog Years is a tale of faded fame, but at its core, it's a universal story about growing old." (more...)

Amy Hoerler to Appear in DOG YEARS with Burt Reynolds
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2016

According to actor Amy Hoerler, being chosen to play a nurse in the new Burt Reynolds' movie, Dog Years, was "… the biggest thing I've ever done in my career." Dog Years, written and directed by Adam Rifkin, is the story of an aging former movie star who is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. Rifkin wrote the script especially for Reynolds and described the story by saying, "On the surface, Dog Years is a tale of faded fame, but at its core, it's a universal story about growing old." In the movie, Reynolds plays aging movie actor, Vic Edwards, who is invited to a Nashville film festival to accept a lifetime achievement award but event do not turn out as expected. (more...)

Lewis Black's ONE SLIGHT HITCH Onstage Now at Totem Pole Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, presents the local premiere of a new stage comedy from the comedic mind of Lewis Black, One Slight Hitch, running now through July 24. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Free Live-streaming of WILD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Hampstead Theatre today announces that its acclaimed production of Wild will be streamed worldwide, free, and live on its final night, Saturday 23 July at 7.30pm GMT, in association with The Guardian. (more...)

Spreckels Theatre Company to Present BIG FISH this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The critically acclaimed, award-winning Spreckels Theatre Company presents the North Bay premiere of the Broadway musical 'Big Fish,' based on the celebrated best selling novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film, directed by Tim Burton. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Aug. 12 to Aug. 28, 2016. (more...)

Best-Selling Novelist to Bring BLUFF to the Thespis Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Can coma victims hear or sense what's happening around them? (more...)

Best-Selling Novelist Brings BLUFF to the Thespis Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

This is the question at the heart of bestselling novelist and playwright Leonore Skomal's new play, BLUFF, opening August 2nd for three performances at the Thespis Theater Festival at the Hudson Guild Theatre in New York City. (more...)

This Saturday, CASH IS KING at the Warner's Studio Theatre
by Rebecca Russo - Jul 18, 2016

The Warner Theatre will welcome back Cash Is King, the music of Johnny Cash, June Carter and The Tennessee Three, to the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Director JOHN PUTCH at the Helm of Two New Shows this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Director JOHN PUTCH at the helm of two new shows this fall. Veteran indie and TV director JOHN PUTCH has been tapped to direct episodes of the new high pro?le series 'APB' for FOX and 'NO TOMORROW' for the CW. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LA TRAVIATA at the Isaac Theatre Royal
by Sam Jury - Jul 16, 2016

Giuseppe Verdi's operatic masterpiece La Traviata opened triumphantly at the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch last night to a capacity audience. This production marks a welcome return by New Zealand Opera to the theatre that, following an extensive restoration from the Canterbury earthquakes of the 2010s, continues to be one of the artistic jewels of the city. (more...)

pureLiFi Closes Series B Round to Commercialize LiFi Technology
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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World Music Institute Announces 2016-17 Fall/Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

World Music Institute announces the fall and winter portion of the 2016-17 Season. In its second season under Artistic Director Par Neiburger and Executive Director Gaby Sappington, WMI will be curating a uniquely wide range of world music, from traditional and folkloric to the experimental and avant-garde. (more...)

Sean Campion, Niamh Cusack, Ruta Gedmintas, Matthew Lewis Set to Star in the London Premiere of UNFAITHFUL at Found111
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed, sold out productions of The Dazzle and Bug at Found111, Emily Dobbs Productions is thrilled to present the London premiere of Unfaithful, a blackly comic new play starring Sean Campion (The Borgias, Stones in his Pockets), Niamh Cusack (Heartbeat, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time), Ruta Gedmintas (The Strain, The Tudors) and Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter film series, The Syndicate). (more...)

Up on the Marquee: A BRONX TALE
by Walter McBride - Jul 14, 2016

A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL will open on Broadway on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Previews will begin Thursday, November 3, 2016. The new musical will be co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. A Bronx Tale: The Musical features a book by Chazz Palminteri, music by Alan Menken and lyrics byGlenn Slater. (more...)

Master Flamenco Guitarist Estéban Headlines at Spencer Theater July 23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The riveting power of Esteban's classical and nuevo flamenco guitar work has made him one of the most successful independent guitarists performing today.  A former student of the legendary Andres Segovia of Spain, he is one of only 14 players in the world to be trained and fully endorsed by The Father of the classical guitar. (more...)

Dianne Wiest in HAPPY DAYS, Four Shakespeare Plays and More Slated for Theater for a New Audience's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience, Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz, announces its 2016-17 season at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, featuring four productions of Shakespeare alongside major American and European authors. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co.'s THE TEMPEST Set for August in Griffith Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

This summer INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. presents an imaginative production of Shakespeare's final play, THE TEMPEST, featuring Thom Rivera as Prospero and directed by Matthew Earnest. (more...)

Sean Burke Releases New Audiobook
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

With only 117 days left to go until Election Day, Sean Burke has upped the ante of his mission to get his message into the ears of Americans by releasing the audiobook 'How to Press America's Reset Button: A Simple, Safe, Legal and Effective Method to Regain Control of Our Government.' Narrated by Sean himself, the audiobook will be available Friday, July 15th, 2016 on iTunes, Audible, and Amazon. The release is a follow-up to his book of the same name, which lays out how The Father of two - worrying sick about the country his children would some day inherit, with its trillion-dollar debt and perpetual overspending - set out to personally do something to put the country onto a better, more sustainable course. And in an effort to do so, discovered how to effectively disrupt business as usual in DC with what he calls 'America's Reset Button.' (more...)

CLOWN Set for Blu-ray, DVD Release in August
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Producer Eli Roth (Knock Knock, Hostel franchise) and director Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Cop Car) team up to bring audiences a haunting twist on the scary clown.  Clown arrives on Blu-ray and DVD August 23 from Dimension Films and Anchor Bay Entertainment. From a screenplay co-written by Watts and Christopher Ford, the film stars Laura Allen (“Ravenswood,” “All My Children”), Andy Powers (In Her Shoes, “Oz”) and Peter Stormare (“American Gods,” “The Blacklist,” Fargo). (more...)

BWW Interview: Robert Creighton Taps Into CAGNEY's Beat
by Naomi Serviss - Jul 11, 2016

Cagney's pugnacious attitude and formidable talent grabbed Creighton by the lapels, and now he's starring in a Yankee Doodle Dandy of a musical. (more...)

Thornton Wilder's Adaptation of A DOLL'S HOUSE Hits the Shelves
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Thornton Wilder's adaptation of Ibsen's classic A Doll's House. (more...)

M.L. Parker Releases THE MISSIONARY AND THE MISSISSIPPI SPOOK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

M.L. Parker, a Veteran, Christian, hard-worker, devoted writer, and author, has completed his new book 'The Missionary and the Mississippi Spook': a gripping and potent journey of secrecy, mystery and manipulation with several unexpected moments until readers arrive at a predetermined destination. (more...)

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