CHARM, Northlight's World Premiere by Philip Dawkins, Set for Steppenwolf Garage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the World Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins. Directed by BJ Jones, CHARM was developed through Northlight's Interplay Series and will be presented in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted, from October 14 - November 8, 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: UPRISING Premieres at MetroStage
by Pamela Roberts - Sep 23, 2015

UPRISING, premiering at MetroStage, is a powerful and engaging work that asks what choices we make to ensure freedom and for what would we sacrifice it. (more...)

Two Turns Theatre Company Presents I AM MY OWN WIFE, Now thru 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Two Turns Theatre Company will present an intimate and freshly interpreted production of Doug Wright's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play, I Am My Own Wife, about the infamous German transvestite Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. Directed by Amy Corcoran and starring Drama Desk nominee Vince Gatton, the play will be performed in and among the furniture, art, clothing and taxidermy of RePOP (143 Roebling St., Brooklyn, NY 11211), Williamsburg's noted vintage shop. Performances begin tonight, September 23 and will run through October 4. I Am My Own Wife will perform Todays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky Stars in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's FUNNYMAN, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season.  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/15/2015 - FOOL FOR LOVE, New WICKED Leads, KINKY BOOTS in London, NPH and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 15, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: FOOL FOR LOVE begins on Broadway, WICKED gets new leads, KINKY BOOTS struts into London and NPH premieres his new show! (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere, Beginning Tonight at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's FUNNYMAN, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season.  (more...)

Blyth Festival to Present MARY'S WEDDING, 8/5-9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

This summer, Blyth audiences have the chance to see one of Canada's most beloved plays of all time: Mary's Wedding by Stephen Massicotte. Two time winner of the Betty Mitchell Award, and recipient of the 2000 Alberta Playwriting Competition, Mary's Wedding has been seen and celebrated all over the English speaking world in nearly a hundred productions... but never before in Blyth. Directed by Gil Garratt, Blyth's Artistic Director, Mary's Wedding stars Sophia Walker as Mary and Eli Ham as Charlie and plays in Blyth Memorial Hall from August 5 to September 12. Tickets are available by calling Blyth Festival's Box Office at 519.523.9300, Toll Free 1.877.862.5984 or online at blythfestival.com. (more...)

Two Turns Theatre Company to Present I AM MY OWN WIFE, 9/23-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Two Turns Theatre Company will present an intimate and freshly interpreted production of Doug Wright's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play, I Am My Own Wife, about the infamous German transvestite Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. Directed by Amy Corcoran and starring Drama Desk nominee Vince Gatton, the play will be performed in and among the furniture, art, clothing and taxidermy of RePOP (143 Roebling St., Brooklyn, NY 11211), Williamsburg's noted vintage shop. Performances begin September 23 and will run through October 4. I Am My Own Wife will perform Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Andrew Davis Presides Over 51st CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Today the 51st Chicago International Film Festival announces its Competition Juries have begun deliberation. (more...)

HUNGER GAMES Composer James Newton Howard Honored at HOLLYWOOD IN VIENNA Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Founder and CEO of 'Hollywood in Vienna' Sandra Tomek is excited to welcome distinguished composer James Newton Howard as the guest of honor and recipient of the Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award. The annual film music gala 'Hollywood in Vienna,' now in its eighth year, will take place tonight and tomorrow, October 15th and 16th, 2015 at the historic Wiener Konzerthaus (Vienna Concert Hall) in Vienna, Austria. (more...)

Sela Ward to Join Nick Nolte in EPIX Original Series GRAVES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Premium TV network EPIX announced today that the Golden Globe and two-time Emmy award-winning actress Sela Ward has been cast to star with Nick Nolte in Graves, a single-camera half-hour political satire produced by Lionsgate. Ward will play Margaret Graves, the wife of former U.S. President Richard Graves (Nolte), who decides to follow her own political ambitions just as her husband embarks on a Don Quixote-like journey to right the wrongs of his administration. Ms. Ward replaces Susan Sarandon who departed the series due to artistic differences. Production has commenced in New Mexico. (more...)

CHARM, Northlight's World Premiere by Philip Dawkins, Begins Tonight at Steppenwolf Garage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the World Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins. Directed by BJ Jones, CHARM was developed through Northlight's Interplay Series and will be presented in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted, from tonight, October 14, through November 8, 2015. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

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Theatricum Botanicum to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents TOM, a world premiere stage adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' that offers a new look at the power of Stowe's most famous novel and at the true grit of its title character. Written by artistic director Ellen Geer and featuring folk music of the period, TOM joins the repertory season at Theatricum's spectacular outdoor amphitheatre in Topanga on June 18. (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Lead FUNNYMAN at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the cast for the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's Funnyman, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season. The cast includes George Wendt, Tim Kazurinsky, Amanda Drinkall, Steve Haggard, Rob Lindley and an additional role to be announced. Funnyman, directed by BJ Jones and developed through Northlight's Interplay series, runs September 11-October 18, 2015 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

Composer James Newton Howard Receives BMI Icon Award
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

James Newton Howard received BMI's Icon Award, which is bestowed on composers who have made significant contributions to the realm of film and television music. (more...)

Warner Bros Developing New Installment of THE FUGITIVE
by Movies News Desk - May 12, 2015

Warner Bros. Pictures has begun development of a new installment of The Fugitive. According to the report, Christina Hodson is set to write the script with Arnold and Anne Kopelson returning to produce. (more...)

Azteca America Unveils New 2015-2016 Programming Slate at Upfront Presentation
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2015

Azteca America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca, S.A.B de Cv., one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language content in the world, announced its 2015-2016 programming line-up at its annual upfront presentation in New York at the Best Buy Theater. (more...)

History Developing New Scripted Series THE BOYS OF '67
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

HISTORY is in development on THE BOYS OF '67, a scripted series about the First Platoon of Charlie Company, 9th Infantry Division; the only division raised, trained and deployed en masse to service in Vietnam, it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, EVP and General Manager, HISTORY & H2. THE BOYS OF '67 will be produced for HISTORY by A+E Studios in association with Head First Productions and Muse Entertainment. (more...)

Photo Flash: Carol Lawrence, Dick Van Dyke and More at PDS' 2015 Gypsy Awards Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) Gypsy Awards Luncheon honoring actress/singer/dancer Carol Lawrence, along with famed choreographers Alan Johnson, Miriam Nelson and Walter Painter, was held on March 29, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

BWW Review: Northlight's BUTLER a peculiar slice of American history
by Teresa Budasi - Mar 22, 2016

If Major General Benjamin Franklin Butler hadn't been a lawyer, he might have tried his hand at psychotherapy, particularly talk therapy. His hyper-focus on word choice and the meaning behind said choices is the first impression we get of this Civil War leader in BUTLER, now playing through April 17 at Northlight Theatre in Skokie. (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...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cedar Lake Farewell Performance
by Jennifer Fried - Jun 11, 2015

I remember where I was when I found out that Cedar Lake was closing--and so do most members of the New York City dance scene.  Reactions varied from shock, confusion, anger to the "oh, well all those dancers will get jobs in other companies, so who cares."  (more...)

VIDEO: Jane Lynch Plays 'Popped Quiz' With Conan & Andy Richter
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

On Friday night's CONAN on TBS, guest Jane Lynch played a game of 'Popped Quiz' with Conan and Andy Richter, from her hit game show 'Hollywood Game Night.' (more...)

Tommy Lee Jones to Join Matt Damon in Next 'BOURNE' Film
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

According to Variety, Tommy Lee Jones has officially signed on to join Matt Damon in the next film in the 'BOURNE' franchise. (more...)

Blyth Festival to Present MARY'S WEDDING, 8/5-9/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

This summer, Blyth audiences have the chance to see one of Canada's most beloved plays of all time: Mary's Wedding by Stephen Massicotte. Two time winner of the Betty Mitchell Award, and recipient of the 2000 Alberta Playwriting Competition, Mary's Wedding has been seen and celebrated all over the English speaking world in nearly a hundred productions... but never before in Blyth. Directed by Gil Garratt, Blyth's Artistic Director, Mary's Wedding stars Sophia Walker as Mary and Eli Ham as Charlie and plays in Blyth Memorial Hall from August 5 to September 12. Tickets are available by calling Blyth Festival's Box Office at 519.523.9300, Toll Free 1.877.862.5984 or online at blythfestival.com. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE, Starting Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter, begins tonight, July 1, on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Nominees Announced for 2015 Glugs Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

The Glugs proudly announce the nominees of the 2015 Glugs Theatre Awards to be presented Monday 1 February 2016 at Sydney's Castlereagh Boutique Hotel. (more...)

Out of the Loop Fringe Festival 2016 Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director and Loop Executive Producer Terry Martin today announced the line-up for the 2016 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, February 25 - March 6, 2016, at the Addison Theatre Centre. (more...)

BWW Previews: DETAILS FOR THE 15TH ANNUAL OUT OF THE LOOP FRINGE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED!
by Kyle Christopher West - Jan 6, 2016

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director and Loop Executive Producer Terry Martin today announced the line-up for the 2016 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, February 25 - March 6, 2016, at the Addison Theatre Centre. Six world premieres highlight this year's diverse Festival as well as 2 one-woman cabarets, 4 dance works, 1 circus act, 3 solo shows, 1 musical reading, 2 play readings, 9 theatre productions, 1 interdisciplinary piece, 1 spoken word performance, a 24-hour play festival, and many returning favorites. The Festival is made possible, in part, through the generous support of The Town of Addison and the Texas Commission on the Arts as well as media sponsors, TheaterJones.com and the Dallas Observer. The Festival is produced by Terry Martin and Kelsey Leigh Ervi. (more...)

Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers Wayne Rogers
by Walter McBride - Jan 3, 2016

Known best for a recurring role as John McIntyre on M*A*S*H, Rogers passed away on December 31, 3015 from complications from pneumonia in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 82. Below, BroadwayWorld takes a look back at this accomplished performer's career. Check out the photo flashback below! (more...)

Co-Founder of Circle in the Square and STAR WARS Actor Jason Wingreen Has Died
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2016

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that actor Jason Wingreen, 95, died at his home in Los Angeles, California, on Christmas Day, 2015. (more...)

ENFOQUE CON JOSE DIAZ-BALART Sets Lineup for 1/17
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Award-winning journalist José Díaz Balart presents another edition of his news program, 'Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart,' this Sunday, January 17 at 12PM/11C on Telemundo with an analysis of current topics and events. (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, January 17, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jan 15, 2016

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, January 17, 2016! (more...)

LES MISERABLES and More Take Home 2016 Glugs Awards in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Glugs celebrated their annual Theatre Awards tonight at Sydney's Castlereagh Boutique Hotel. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Premiere New Season of VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL, 1/4
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Investigation Discovery (ID) announced today the premiere of the sophomore season of its hit original series, VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL (more...)

Amazon Announces Best-Selling Books of 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

(NASDAQ:AMZN)-Amazon today announced its best-selling books of 2015, along with the list of best-selling Kids & Teens books, the Most Gifted Books and the Most Wished For books-just in time for holiday gift-giving. The best-selling book of the year is Paula Hawkins' addictive page-turner, The Girl on the Train followed by Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian by E.L. James. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book Ten: Old School, by the perennial favorite Jeff Kinney, is the best-selling Kids & Teens book and What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss is number two. Harper Lee's hotly anticipated second novel, Go Set a Watchman, was the Most Gifted Book of the year. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, was also the Most Wished For followed by Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale. The best-selling book lists take into account first editions published in 2015 and reflect paid print and Kindle editions. To see the full top 100 lists of Amazon's best-selling print and Kindle books of 2015, visit www.amazon.com/bestsellingbooks2015. (more...)

Blyth Festival Presents MARY'S WEDDING, Now thru 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

This summer, Blyth audiences have the chance to see one of Canada's most beloved plays of all time: Mary's Wedding by Stephen Massicotte. Two time winner of the Betty Mitchell Award, and recipient of the 2000 Alberta Playwriting Competition, Mary's Wedding has been seen and celebrated all over the English speaking world in nearly a hundred productions... but never before in Blyth. Directed by Gil Garratt, Blyth's Artistic Director, Mary's Wedding stars Sophia Walker as Mary and Eli Ham as Charlie and plays in Blyth Memorial Hall from tonight, August 5 to September 12. (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's FUNNYMAN, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season.  (more...)

William F. Prine Pens THIS CHARTER, EARTH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

William F. Prine, a private pilot, free diver, photographer and writer, has completed his newest book 'This Charter, Earth': a gripping and potent story of life with a purpose. (more...)

Grammy-Winning Country Artist Lynn Anderson Has Died; Recording Academy Releases Statement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Country artist Lynn Anderson, known for her '70s country/pop crossover hit, 'Rose Garden' has died. The Grammy Award-winner suffered a heart attack on Thursday night, July 30, at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was 67. (more...)

DUKES OF HAZZARD Star James Best Dies at Age 88
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

James Best, known for his role as bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in the long-running TV series DUKES OF HAZZARD, passed away last night at the age of 88, according to the Charlotte Observer. (more...)

FSLC Announces La Magnani, May 18 – June 1
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces La Magnani, a series dedicated to the film work of iconic Italian actress Anna Magnani, May 18 – June 1. The 24-film series will screen entirely on 35mm and 16mm. (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz, Josh Radnor to Star in New PBS Drama MERCY STREET
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Today, PBS announced that an award-winning cast and acclaimed television directors Roxann Dawson and Jeremy Webb will join its new Civil War-based drama, officially named MERCY STREET. (more...)

Tony Winners Patina Miller, Bryce Pinkham & Brian F. O'Byrne Join Cast of PBS's MERCY STREET
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

PBS announced today that MERCY STREET is adding new actors and directors to the series' robust talent list for Season Two, which is currently in production in Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for SOUPS, STEWS, AND CASSEROLES: 1976 at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On the heels of their critically acclaimed world premiere of Luna Gale, playwright Rebecca Gilman and Artistic Director Robert Falls again join forces for her newest drama, Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976. Change is coming to a small Wisconsin town when a corporation acquires a local cheese manufacturer, which employs the majority of the town's working class citizens. For the Durst family, the merger presents newfound opportunity-and a moral dilemma. The Chicago premiere, which marks the play's second production following its 2014 world premiere at The Repertory of St. Louis, features Cliff Chamberlain as longtime factory employee Kim Durst; Cora Vander Broek as his wife Kat; Lindsay Stock as their daughter, Kelly. Rounding out the cast are Ty Olwin (Kyle), Angela Reed (Elaine) and Ann Whitney (JoAnne). The creative team includes Kevin Depinet (set), Richard Woodbury (sound), Jenny Mannis (costumes) and Jesse Klug (lights). Kimberly Osgood is the production stage manager. Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 appears May 21 - June 19 in the Owen Theatre (opening night is Monday, May 31). Tickets ($10 - $40; subject to change) are on sale now at GoodmanTheatre.org/Soups, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). Mayer Brown LLP is the Corporate Sponsor Partner. (more...)

Composer James Newton Howard Named New Artistic Director Of The Henry Mancini Institute At University Of Miami Frost School Of Music
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

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THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album Released Digitally Today
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Back Lot Music released the digital soundtrack album for The Huntsman: Winter's War, the story before Snow White, it was announced today. (more...)

Prolific Composer James Newton Howard to Receive BMI's 2016 Icon Award
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, will present the BMI Icon Award for outstanding career achievement to prolific composer James Newton Howard at the Company's 2016 Film & Television Awards. (more...)

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