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Oshman Family JCC Presents Music, Theatre, and More in 2016-2017 ARTS & DIALOGUES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

 The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center of Palo Alto proudly announces  the Fall-Winter Season for its 2016-2017 Arts & Dialogues series, featuring an array of luminaries, innovators and world-renowned performers at the OFJCC's Albert & Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall in Palo Alto. (more...)

BWW Breakdown: Phi Phi is a Sore Winner and Loser (Truth) on RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE
by Maggie Yates - Sep 26, 2016

Trust the Duchess: It ain't over just yet. Why? Because the eliminated All-Stars are back, baby! Coco is back, and her tear-away arrival ensemble is beaded to the gods. Tatianna is back, and her boat neck mini-dress turns into a sleek, studded Selena-brassiere. Ginger is back, and what starts out as big and silver folds down into something … bigger and silverier, if that's possible. And Alyssa Edwards is back, back, back again! (more...)

Judy Gold and More to Bring A NIGHT OF COMEDY GOLD to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Bart's Tree Service Comedy Series bring A Night of Comedy Gold with Judy Gold and Friends to the stage on Friday, November 4 at 8 p.m. and is hosted by Connecticut Funny Lady Christine O'Leary! (more...)

Shuja Rabbani Becomes Afghanistan's First Celebrity and the Only Verified Instagram User
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

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VONNEGUT, USA Premieres Tonight at Atwater Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Next Arena (TNA) presents the World Premiere production of Vonnegut, USA, an adaptation of five Kurt Vonnegut short stories by TNA's artistic director, Scott Rognlien. (more...)

Evolution Productions Announces 2016 Panto Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Over the past eleven years family-run pantomime producers, Evolution Productions have built up a reputation for being the UK's number-one creators of bespoke high-quality pantos. The 2016 line up does nothing to disprove this.  The company, which is run by husband and wife team, former TV presenter Paul Hendy and Oxford graduate and former film production manager Emily Wood, will be presenting a festive banquet of seasonal shows across the country from then end of November 2016 to mid-January 2017.  The line up comprises Dick Whttington starring Stephen Mulhern (ITV's Catchphrase, Big Star Little Star) as Billy at The Marlowe in Canterbury, Peter Pan starring Emma Barton (Honey Mitchell - Eastenders) as Tinkerbell and Shaun Williamson(Barry Evans - Eastenders and himself in Extras) at The Hawth in Croydon, Sleeping Beauty at Lichfied Garrick Theatre starring Rebecca Keatley (CBeebies) as Fairy Moonbeam and the great dame himself Sam Rabone as Nurse Nellie, Snow White at The Lyceum Theatre Sheffield starring Wendi Peters (Coronation Street - Cilla Battersby- Brown) and Phil Gallagher(CBeebies - Mister Maker), Snow White at The Alban Arena St Albans starring Rita Simons(Eastenders - Roxy Mitchell) and Ian Kirkby (Dick & Dom In Da Bungalow), Cinderella at Theatre Severn Shrewsbury with panto favourite Brad Pitt and Peter Pan at the Octagon Theatre Yeovill starring supervillain Andrew Fettes as Captain Hook.  (more...)

Star-Studded Lineup Announced for 2016 Gold Coast International Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The 2016 Gold Coast International Film Festival announces an exciting slate of films for this year's Festival taking place November 9 - 15, 2016 in venues throughout the north shore of Long Island, and once again - everyone's invited to join us in an exciting week of films, parties, filmmaker Q&As, and glamour! (more...)

BWW Review: Alan Menken Debuts Fresh Retrospective Concert at Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Oct 10, 2016

The prolific eight-time Academy Award-winning composer---perhaps best known for his decades of unforgettable work in several landmark Disney animated musicals---was on hand to unveil a world premiere concert entitled 'A WHOLE NEW WORLD WITH ALAN MENKEN' on September 30, 2016 at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Part cabaret concert, part one-man retrospective story time/show-and-tell, this 'trial' showcase, he hoped, would serve as the springboard for what is to become a series of similar concerts celebrating his enviable career thus far. (more...)

Judy Gold and More to Bring A NIGHT OF COMEDY GOLD to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Bart's Tree Service Comedy Series bring A Night of Comedy Gold with Judy Gold and Friends to the stage today, November 4 at 8 p.m. and is hosted by Connecticut Funny Lady Christine O'Leary! (more...)

Maxine Peake, Gemma Jones and Martha Goober to Perform in The Old Vic's Inaugural ONE VOICE Event
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

The Old Vic today announces the full programme for the inaugural One Voice performance today 26 November. (more...)

Maxine Peake, Gemma Jones and Martha Goober to Perform in The Old Vic's Inaugural ONE VOICE Event
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Old Vic today announces the full programme for the inaugural One Voice performance on Saturday 26 November. (more...)

Cast Announced for SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS at The Lyceum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Sheffield Theatres and Evolution Pantomimes are delighted to announce Coronation Street's Wendi Peters, children's favourite Phil Gallagher (CBeebies' Mister Maker) and Sheffield legend Damian Williams will star in Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs at the Lyceum Theatre this Christmas. (more...)

Deb Filler's I DID IT MY WAY in Yiddish (in English) Opens Tuesday!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The internationally-renowned comic performer, musician and writer Deb Filler returns to Toronto with her new one-woman show, I Did It My Way in Yiddish (in English), heading to Factory Theatre for its Canadian premiere for one week only - from Tuesday May 23 (opening night) to Sunday May 28!  Tickets are on sale now with special Earlybird Pricing if booked prior to May 1st! (more...)

Tony Winner Lena Hall Will Lead Private Industry Reading of CITIZEN RUTH
by Marissa Sblendorio - Mar 9, 2016

Tony Award-winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) will lead an industry reading of Citizen Ruth: An American Musical Comedy in New York City on Thursday, March 10, 2016. Based on the Miramax film, screenplay by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Citizen Ruth features a book and lyrics by Mark Leydorf and music by Michael Brennan. The invite-only reading will precede an anticipated Off-Broadway run this summer. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 3/06/2016
by BWW - Mar 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/06/2016 for St. Paul (more...)

Ben Roddy Returns to the Marlowe Theatre in DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Marlowe pantomime dame Ben Roddy returns to the Canterbury theatre in a different guise next month (May). (more...)

Food Network to Premiere All-New CHOPPED: STAR POWER TOURNAMENT, 3/28
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The stars are aligning in the Chopped kitchen when sixteen of the biggest internet sensations, athletes, comedians, and film and television actors compete in the star-studded CHOPPED: STAR POWER TOURNAMENT, premiering Tuesday, March 28th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. (more...)

Whitney Cummings, Michael Che and More to Bring the Laughs to Carolines on Broadway This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy venue, presents its talented line-up for the month of April, highlighted by headliners Big Jay Oakerson, host of SiriusXM Radio's The Bonfire, April 1 and 2. (more...)

Food Network to Premiere All-New CHOPPED: STAR POWER TOURNAMENT, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The stars are aligning in the Chopped kitchen when sixteen of the biggest internet sensations, athletes, comedians, and film and television actors compete in the star-studded CHOPPED: STAR POWER TOURNAMENT, premiering Today, March 28th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. (more...)

Deb Filler Returns to Toronto in I DID IT MY WAY IN YIDDISH (in English)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The internationally-renowned comic performer, musician and writer Deb Fillerreturns to Toronto with her new one-woman show, I Did It My Way in Yiddish (in English), heading to Factory Theatre for its Canadian premiere for one week only - from Tuesday May 23 (opening night) to Sunday May 28!  Tickets are on sale now with special Earlybird Pricing if booked prior to May 1st! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 3/27/2016
by BWW - Mar 27, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/27/2016 for Fort Lauderdale (more...)

1812 Productions to Present Marc Camoletti's HAPPY BIRTHDAY Farce
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

1812 Productions, Philadelphia's all comedy theatre company, will present the Philadelphia premiere of Marc Camoletti's raucous farce Happy Birthday. (more...)

Opera Grand Rapids Announces 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On June 2, 1967, West Michigan audiences were given their first opera. 50 years and 128 operas later, Opera Grand Rapids returns to its beginnings with the same rousing, tuneful comedy. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 3/20/2016
by BWW - Mar 20, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/20/2016 for Fort Lauderdale (more...)

Documentary 'The Last Laugh' Premieres on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 4/24
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Last Laugh is a documentary based on the premise that the Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy. But is it? (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 3/13/2016
by BWW - Mar 13, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/13/2016 for St. Paul (more...)

Big Apple Circus Launches Emergency Fundraising Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Big Apple Circus, whose performances in New York and around the country have thrilled audiences for years, said today that it is in critical financial condition and will be forced to close unless it raises $2 million over the next two months. (more...)

East Coast Premiere of PILLARS OF NEW YORK to Open This Fall at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Write Act Repertory's Producing Artistic Director John Lant will present the East Coast premiere of PILLARS OF NEW YORK, a new musical with book, lyrics and music by Michael Antin, and directed by Jim Blanchette. (more...)

Stephanie Miller's SEXY LIBERAL COMEDY TOUR to Hit Theaters This November
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

One comedy tour is getting The Last Laugh just in time for the U.S. presidential election this November, as the hysterically funny “Stephanie Miller's Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour” comes to big screens across the country. (more...)

The Marlowe Theatre's Pantomime Producer Wins Award in United States
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Paul Hendy's The Last Laugh was named Best Comedy Drama at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. The short film features comedians Eric Morecambe (played by Bob Golding), Tommy Cooper (Damian Williams) and Bob Monkhouse (Simon Cartwright) in a dressing room discussing the secrets of comedy - but the dressing room isn't all as it seems. (more...)

Jake Ehrenreich To Appear at the Miami Jewish Film Festival
by Carol Kassie - Jan 11, 2017

Jake Ehrenreich will open in A Jew Grows in Brooklyn 2.0 at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center on February 2nd. But prior to that opening, he'll visit the Miami Jewish Film festival as a special guest speaker to discuss his participation in the recent film, The Last Laugh, cinematographer Ferne Pearlstein's fascinating look at the importance of laughter under even the most dire of circumstances.  (more...)

ImprovBoston Presents THE LAST LAUGH, A New Late Night Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Late night belongs to a special kind of comedy. ImprovBoston ramps up its late nights to offer more laughs that cross the line. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MUSE OF FIRE at Redtwist Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

In Auschwitz, 1942, Jewish prisoners took it upon themselves at grave personal risk to perform comedy. This is their story, as one group struggles to perform a farce based on the first great anti-Semitic tragedy of the 20th century: the infamous Dreyfus Affair. MUSE OF FIRE runs February 13 to March 13, 2016 at Redtwist Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

TERRY PRATCHETT: BACK IN BLACK Documents Unfinished Autobiography Before His Death From Alzheimer's
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

'Terry Pratchett: Back In Black' will be presented on BBC Two on February 11 at 9pm to 9.50pm, which documents his notes for the incomplete autobiography, which was his last work before his death in March 2015 aged 66. (more...)

Cast Announced for MUSE OF FIRE at Redtwist Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

In Auschwitz, 1942, Jewish prisoners took it upon themselves at grave personal risk to perform comedy. This is their story, as one group struggles to perform a farce based on the first great anti-Semitic tragedy of the 20th century: the infamous Dreyfus Affair. As the play goes on, and dark secrets begin to emerge about the reason for its performance, those performing must ask themselves, can comedy truly have meaning in the face of horror? Who really has The Last Laugh?  (more...)

World Renowned Jewish Cultural Entertainers to Discuss the Renaissance & Culture
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Michael Ann Russel Jewish Community Center (MAR-JCC) presents its first installment of the Yiddishkayt Entertainment Series: A Forum for the Celebration of Jewish Culture and Education with The Renaissance of Yiddishkayt and Jewish Culture. World renowned Jewish Cultural entertainers Jake Ehrenreich, Eleanor Reissa and Avi Hoffman will lead the discussion of Yiddishkayt and Jewish Culture. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at ENO's Mafia-Inspired RIGOLETTO
by Roy Tan - Feb 2, 2017

A tragic story of jealousy, vengeance and sacrifice, Rigoletto is one of Verdi's most popular operas. Jonathan Miller's much-loved 'Mafia' production makes a welcome return to the ENO stage, relocating the action to New York's Little Italy in the 1950s. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MUSE OF FIRE at Redtwist Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

In Auschwitz, 1942, Jewish prisoners took it upon themselves at grave personal risk to perform comedy. This is their story, as one group struggles to perform a farce based on the first great anti-Semitic tragedy of the 20th century: the infamous Dreyfus Affair. MUSE OF FIRE runs February 13 to March 13, 2016 at Redtwist Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

A JEW GROWS IN BROOKLYN 2.O Debuts at Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center
by Carol Kassie - Dec 16, 2016

Jake Ehrenreich, playwright, author and academically recognized expert on Comedy, Catskills and the Holocaust, will present a completely updated version of his beloved autobiographical comedy musical A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, when A Jew Grows in Brooklyn 2.0 opens at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton for a limited four week run from February 2 - 26. (more...)

Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Gets A Theater in the Park for the Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2016

August in August' is a brand new annual live performance series teaming Joseph Grant Jr., ambassador of arts and culture for the councilman and theatrical producer Andrea J. Fulton of the Anderson & Bert Cade Fulton Foundation. Joint efforts result in the mounting of August Wilson's Tony nominated Two Trains Running directed by Sabura Rashid as its upcoming offering starting August 26th 2016. The production of 'Two Trains Running' will be featured at Fulton Park in Brooklyn on Aug. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m., and Aug. 27 at Herbert Von King Park from 4 to 7p.m. Both performances are FREE. August in August actually began Aug. 13 with the first installation of the series 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom performed at Fulton Park in Brooklyn, produced by the Bed-Stuy Theatre Group. (more...)

Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Gets A Theater in the Park for the Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

August in August' is a brand new annual live performance series teaming Joseph Grant Jr., ambassador of arts and culture for the councilman and theatrical producer Andrea J. Fulton of the Anderson & Bert Cade Fulton Foundation. Joint efforts result in the mounting of August Wilson's Tony nominated Two Trains Running directed by Sabura Rashid as its upcoming offering starting August 26th 2016. The production of 'Two Trains Running' will be featured at Fulton Park in Brooklyn on Aug. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m., and Aug. 27 at Herbert Von King Park from 4 to 7p.m. Both performances are FREE. August in August actually began Aug. 13 with the first installation of the series 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom performed at Fulton Park in Brooklyn, produced by the Bed-Stuy Theatre Group. (more...)

Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Gets A Theater in the Park for the Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

August in August' is a brand new annual live performance series teaming Joseph Grant Jr., ambassador of arts and culture for the councilman and theatrical producer Andrea J. Fulton of the Anderson & Bert Cade Fulton Foundation. Joint efforts result in the mounting of August Wilson's Tony nominated Two Trains Running directed by Sabura Rashid as its upcoming offering starting August 26th 2016. The production of 'Two Trains Running' will be featured at Fulton Park in Brooklyn on Aug. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m., and Aug. 27 at Herbert Von King Park from 4 to 7p.m. Both performances are FREE. August in August actually began Aug. 13 with the first installation of the series 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom performed at Fulton Park in Brooklyn, produced by the Bed-Stuy Theatre Group. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: MICHELLE MCMANUS: POP GOES THE IDOL, Stand In The Square, 10 August
by Adam Robinson - Aug 12, 2016

Scottish siren Michelle McManus won the nation's biggest talent contest Pop Idol in 2003 to some controversy. She was every inch the popstar, but 80's icon and judge Pete Waterman took umbrage with her taking the crown. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 4/03/2016
by BWW - Apr 3, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/03/2016 for Fort Lauderdale (more...)

BWW Interview: Benjamin Eakeley Talks BROADWAY SWINGER, SHE LOVES ME, and Career
by David Clarke - Apr 29, 2016

This past January, Broadway performer Benjamin Eakeley charmed audiences at Feinstein's/54 Below with Broadway Swinger. In anticipation of the encore performance, BroadwayWorld chatted with Eakeley about his solo cabaret show; SHE LOVES ME, his current Broadway gig; and his 1960s musical heavy career. (more...)

Documentary 'The Last Laugh' Premieres on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Last Laugh is a documentary based on the premise that the Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy. But is it? (more...)

Main Street Theater Students to Present THE HUMOR GAME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Nine Main Street Theater students perform in the hilarious spoof, The Humor Games.  'It has been a blast working with these energetic and talented teens," says director Jonathan Gonzalez.  (more...)

Deb Filler to Bring I DID IT MY WAY IN YIDDISH (in English) to New York City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The internationally-renowned comic performer, musician and writer Deb Filler returns to New York with her new one-woman show, I Did It My Way in Yiddish (in English), heading to Metropolitan Room for its US premiere for one night only - from THURSDAY May 4! (more...)

Boston Theater Marathon XVIII to be Held in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) presents the 18th annual Boston Theater Marathon and the eighth year of The Warm-Up Laps. This year's Boston Theater Marathon features 50 ten-minute plays, by 52 New England playwrights, produced by 50 New England theatres in ten hours. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 4/10/2016
by BWW - Apr 10, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/10/2016 for Fort Lauderdale (more...)

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