Pitt Research Yields Insight into the Mystery of Smell
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

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Cacophony Daniels to Go UNDER THE 'C' with Howard Ashman at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

On May 8, 2015, renown #QueenOfScrelt Cacophony Daniels (Courter Simmons) will premiere 'Under the C,' a fun and inspirational cabaret tribute to Grammy- and Oscar-winning playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman that celebrates the lovable misfit in us all. (more...)

New York Theatre Workshop Names 2050 Fellows for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop has announced the playwrights and directors selected for the 2016/17 Season 2050 Fellowship. The playwrights are Beto O'Byrne, Ming Peiffer, and Francis Weiss Rabkin and the directors are Danny Sharron, Stevie Walker-Webb, and Mo Zhou. (more...)

52-STOREY TREEHOUSE Set for Dunstan Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The team behind The 13-Storey Treehouse and The 26-Storey Treehouse returns for a special live-stage family event, the Adelaide premiere season of The 52-Storey Treehouse from Tuesday 19 July to Sunday 24 July in the Dunstan Playhouse. Schools performances will be held on 25 and 26 July. (more...)

Cacophony Daniels Returns in Howard Ashman Tribute UNDER THE C
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

On June 10, Cacophony Daniels (Courter Simmons) will return 'Under the 'C',' in a fun and inspirational cabaret tribute to Grammy- and Oscar-winning playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman that celebrates the lovable misfit in us all.  (more...)

New York, World Premieres & More Set for Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, The Playwrights Realm is pleased to announce its 2016-17 10th anniversary season. Over the past decade, The Realm has continually produced work by brave new voices and worked to introduce new initiatives to expand its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights as they strive to make a life in the arts. (more...)

My Real Games Announces New Title Drop for May
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

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JaNeen Dancy Pens THE ANATOMY OF THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Examining the physical structure and function of the human heart in order to reveal invisible truths of the spiritual heart, 'The Anatomy of The Heart: The Physical Phenomenon of Spiritual Transformation' (published by WestBow Press) provides an illustration of God's design and desire for humanity to have a heart for him. (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Returns to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Starring Felicity Montagu; UK Tour to Follow
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Following sell-out performances in 2013, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's acclaimed production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted for the stage by Simon Reade, returns this year to close the 2016 Summer Season ahead of a major UK Tour in September. Opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, the tour will then visit Norwich, Cambridge, Salford, Leicester, Woking, Truro, Birmingham and Richmond, with further dates in 2017. There will be a press night at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Thursday 22 September at 7.30pm. (more...)

Amazon Announces Lineup for Next Pilot Season Featuring New Original Series
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Amazon today announced the lineup for its next pilot season; a unique development process that gives all customers an opportunity to stream and review pilots in order to help choose the next Amazon Original Series that are then available to Prime Members. (more...)

FX to Air WAYWARD PINES Season One Marathon in Advance of Season 2 Premiere on FOX
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

In advance of the “WAYWARD PINES” Season Two premiere, catch up with a Season One 10-hour marathon on Satruday, May 21, 8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM ET/PT on FX Network. (more...)

Cacophony Daniels to Bring Tribute to Howard Ashman to The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

On June 10, 2016, reknowned #QueenOfScrelt Cacophony Daniels (Courter Simmons) will return 'Under the 'C',' in a fun and inspirational cabaret tribute to Grammy- and Oscar-winning playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman that celebrates the lovable misfit in us all. Directed by Jonathan Hadley, with music direction by Kyle Branzel, 'Under the 'C' honors the recent 25th anniversary of Howard Ashman's death from AIDS-related complications. (more...)

NBC Cancels Debra Messing's MYSTERIES OF LAURA
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Debra Messing took to Twitter over the weekend to reveal that NBC has cancelled her drama series The Mysteries OF LAURA after two seasons on the air. (more...)

BWW Review: I AND YOU Tugs at Hearts at Stages Repertory
by Alexander Garza - May 16, 2016

Anthony unexpectedly appears in his classmate's room to seek her help in completing a project, the night before it is due. Through an emotionally tumultuous journey, they delve into The Mysteries of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass", unaware that something deeper has brought them together. I AND YOU won the 2014 ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award and was a Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist. The play, directed by Seth Gordon and starring Melissa Molano and Mateo Mpindzi-Mott, is making its regional premiere at Stages Repertory Theatre and will close May 22. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for NJPAC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Recognized the world over not only by their bold-face names, but especially by their superb talents, the artists headlining New Jersey Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 season validate the Arts Center as the state's most diverse and artistically excellent presenter. (more...)

BWW Review: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Speaks to our Hearts and our Arts at Eternity Playhouse
by Brodie Paparella - May 16, 2016

If there is anything an audience can relate to in contemporary theatre, it is the concept of struggling to forge ahead with one's own individual passions whilst navigating the traditions of the past and the expectations of those who, having grown up in more desperate times, had only such traditions to survive by. Where parents fought to give their children a better life, but don't know how to handle it when they start to take such opportunities. My Name is Asher Lev turns up the dial hard on this theme by setting such conflict in the home of an observant Torah Jewish family, wherein the titular character is awakened with a prodigal gift for art. In his father's mind, this gift is from the devil. So Asher's narrative plays out as the ultimate declaration of independence from family, from community, but not perhaps from faith. (more...)

The Flea Extends Adam Rapp's WOLF IN THE RIVER
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The Flea Thetaer announces a 2nd extension of WOLF IN THE RIVER, an impressionistic glimpse into the poetry of broken people. Written and directed by Adam Rapp and featuring members of The Bats, The Flea's resident acting company, performances will now run through June 6. (more...)

Main Street Theatre Works Kicks Off Summer Season with THE EXPLORERS CLUB
by Louisa Brady - May 15, 2016

Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) kicks off its 2016 Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, with The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin. The Explorers Club is a comedic look at Victorian adventurers who ponder The Mysteries of science and nature, while genteelly getting blotto. What better opportunity for you to pack a picnic dinner, your favorite beverage and take in all the crazy adventures of these infamous explorers. The Explorers Club runs every Friday and Saturday, June 24th - July 23rd. Doors open at 6:30 for picnics; show starts at 8:00. Patrons are encouraged to come early with their dinners, chairs and jackets. The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre is located at 1127 North Main Street in Jackson. (more...)

Scoop: STITCHERS on FREEFORM - Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Get all the scoop on STITCHERS, airing on FREEFORM on Tuesday, May 24, 2016! (more...)

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Adapts MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 2016

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' is a tale of love and enchantment that is simultaneously set in the woodland and in the realm of Fairyland, under the light of the moon. The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, ever fond of holding a mirror up to its own neighborhood, is adapting the story into a fable of the Lower East Side in the first production of its 2016 season, July 7 to 24, directed by Kathy Curtiss. (more...)

Lisa Wolpe to Bring SHAKESPERIENCES to HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Fresh off a successful international tour, actress Lisa Wolpe - hailed for her dynamic, gender-bending turns as some of Shakespeare's most popular characters - has announced she will bring her groundbreaking, one-woman show Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender to HERE for 16 performances, July 16th through August 14th. The show will play in repertory with Macbeth3, Wolpe's celebrated three-actor adaptation of the Scottish play, in which she plays the title role, Nick Salamone plays Lady Macbeth and Satan, and Mary Hodges plays Duncan, the Porter, Banquo, and MacDuff. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Present WILD WEDNESDAYS Featuring World's Deadliest Predators
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Smithsonian Channel goes to where the wild things are this summer as the network ramps up WILD WEDNESDAYS with an exhilarating new block of wildlife programming beginning July 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Photo Flash: spit&vigor's THE EXECUTION OF MRS. COTTON Premieres at IRT Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

 NYIT award-winning company members of spit&vigor are thrilled to announce their upcoming production of THE EXECUTION OF MRS. COTTON, written by Sara Fellini and directed by Samuel Adams. THE EXECUTION OF MRS. COTTON will be presented Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 PM July 14-31 with one 3PM matinee on Sunday, July 24th (there will no evening performance on July 24th).  The performances will be held at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street, Manhattan, buzzer 3B, off the Christopher Street Path Station, or a few blocks from the Christopher Street 1 stop) as part of IRT Theater's 3B Residency series. Tickets are $15. For advance reservations, email spitnvigor@gmail.com or visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2562944.  (more...)

Chill Out with SUMMER SHORTS 2016 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

59E59 Theaters is thrilled to welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2016, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 10th season. (more...)

World Premiere by A.R. Gurney and More Slated for The Flea This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Flea Theater's Artistic Director Niegel Smith and Producing Director Carol Ostrow the fall 2016 season, which will include an A.R. Gurney World Premiere and a new look at the Greeks by Ellen McLaughlin. (more...)

'Good Wife' Alum Archie Panjabi Joins Cast of NBC's BLINDSPOT
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Archie Panjabi, best known for her role on CBS's 'The Good Wife' has joined the cast for the second season of NBC's BLINDSPOT. (more...)

The Play Company Sets Cast of Christopher Chen's CAUGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, has announced casting for the New York premiere of Christopher Chen's Caught (August 17-September 17), the final production in the company's 15th Anniversary Season. The stellar cast includes Jennifer Lim (Chinglish), Murphy Guyer (The King & I),Louis Ozawa Changchien (The Bourne Legacy) and Leslie Fray. (more...)

Sherry Maysonave Explores Mysteries of Afterlife, Angels, Intuition in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

'Baby boomers have pushed the number of people in the US age 55 and older to over 80 million. This aging population and millennials have accelerated interest in The Mysteries of death, afterlife, angels, and intuition,' says author Sherry Maysonave, who explores these and other issues prevalent in society in her new novel 'The Girl Who Could Read Hearts' (published by Balboa Press). (more...)

THE EXECUTION OF MRS. COTTON to Play IRT Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

NYIT award-winning company members of spit&vigor are thrilled to announce their upcoming production of THE EXECUTION OF MRS. COTTON, written by Sara Fellini and directed by Samuel Adams. THE EXECUTION OF MRS. COTTON will be presented Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 PM July 14-31 with one 3PM matinee on Sunday, July 24th (there will no evening performance on July 24th). (more...)

New York City Opera to Perform FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

For people the world over, New York City represents the epicenter of arts and culture. With its renowned theatres and concert halls, attending a performance in the city often comes with a level of reverence and expectation. Countless artistic innovations, movements, even entire genres can trace their roots back to the city that never sleeps. Next week, New York City audiences can add to this the experience a cutting-edge opera production that was conceptualized and created in the globally creative city of Nashville, Tennessee. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: First Look at Main Street Theatre Works' THE EXPLORERS CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) kicks off its 2016 Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, with The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin. The Explorers Club is a comedic look at Victorian adventurers who ponder The Mysteries of science and nature, while genteelly getting blotto. What better opportunity for you to pack a picnic dinner, your favorite beverage and take in all the crazy adventures of these infamous explorers. The Explorers Club runs every Friday and Saturday, June 24th - July 23rd. Doors open at 6:30 for picnics; show starts at 8:00. Patrons are encouraged to come early with their dinners, chairs and jackets. The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre is located at 1127 North Main Street in Jackson. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the production - check out the photos below! (more...)

HADESTOWN Creators Set for PERSON PLACE THING Live Show with Randy Cohen at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) and FABnyc will co-present a live show with the popular public radio show and podcast Person Place Thing with writer and humorist Randy Cohen, featuring HADESTOWN's celebrated singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and inventive two-time Obie award-winning director Rachel Chavkin at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003) on Monday, June 6 at 7:00 pm. The evening will also include musical interludes from HADESTOWN and a brief audience Q&A. Tickets are $10 and be purchased at www.fabnyc.org. (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival to Continue Season with A COMEDY OF MANORS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Continuing Adirondack Theatre Festival's (ATF) 22nd summer season of professional theatre is A COMEDY OF MANORS. Performances will be held at the Charles R. Wood Theater (207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls) July 12th - July 22nd at 7:30pm with a special matinee performance on July 20th at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $32-$45 and are available at the Wood Theater Box Office, online at ATFestival.org, or by calling (518) 480-4878. Discount season flex passes are available for the full seven show line-up. (more...)

Potter Parody PUFFS to Apparate Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Tilted Windmill Theatricals will present PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - the sold-out sensation running in New York since December 2015 - as it transfers Off-Broadway to The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). (more...)

The Play Company to Stage Christopher Chen's CAUGHT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, is pleased present the New York premiere of Christopher Chen's Caught (August 17-September 17), the final production in the company's 15th Anniversary Season. (more...)

The Flea to Premiere New Adaptation of THE TROJAN WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Flea Theater presents the New York premiere of Ellen McLaughlin's adaptation of THE TROJAN WOMEN. It will be directed by Resident Director Anne Cecelia Haney, featuring members of The Bats, The Flea's resident acting company. Previews begin Wednesday, August 24th with opening night slated for Thursday, September 1st. (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...)

August Strindberg's 1901 play DREAMPLAY to open at The Vaults
by Edward Baker - Jul 25, 2016

BAZ Productions' 2016 re-working of dreamplay tells the story of a young woman who arrives on earth from 'above' to discover The Mysteries of humanity. Director Sarah Bedi and cast have created a new and unpredictable version of August Strindberg's 1901 play that reimagines the story for a modern audience. This all-consuming production plays on universal human doubts and anxieties, adding a heightened degree of awareness to the audience experience. (more...)

United Launch Alliance and Ball Aerospace Interns, Colorado Students Participate in Record-setting Launch
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

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THE HOUSE OF DA VINCI Puzzle Game Coming in October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The House of Da Vinci is a worthy successor to the latest boom in adventure puzzle games -- one that pushes the genre further than the critically acclaimed The Room series. Every aspect of the game combines a compelling storyline with breathtaking 3D graphics and total authenticity. (more...)

Tim Federle, Bess Wohl, Marc Bruni, Leigh Silverman and More Slated for NYMF Panels
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, has announced that they have partnered with The ASCAP Foundation, The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), and SDC Foundation to curate three panel conversations with industry professionals, aimed at providing more insight into the musical development process. (more...)

Award-Winning Cabaret Performer and Former SWEENEY TODD Star SARAH RICE Launches Three-Show Run of MUSIC OF THE NIGHT at PANGEA, 8/17 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Sarah Rice first burst onto the Broadway musical theater world in 1979 as the original Johanna in Stephen Sondheim's TONY Award-winning musical Sweeney Todd. The dazzling soprano later became a cabaret star, winning a 2010 Bistro Award and 2011 MAC Award for Best Female Vocalist. After performing cabaret in almost every major venue in New York, Rice is bringing an exciting new show-MUSIC OF THE NIGHT--to the popular restaurant/club PANGEA (178 2nd Avenue, between 11th and 12th Streets) for three performances on August 17, 18, and September 20, all at 7 pm. (more...)

Stage Vet Anastasia Barzee Nabs Recurring Role on The CW's BEAUTY & THE BEAST
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

TV, film and Broadway actress Anastasia Barzee begins a major recurring role in the final season of The CW's four-time People's Choice Award-winning series BEAUTY & THE BEAST, beginning July 21, 2016. Barzee plays Special Agent Olivia Dylan of Homeland Security. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at spit&vigor's THE EXECUTION OF MRS. COTTON at IRT Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

NYIT award-winning company members of spit&vigor present THE EXECUTION OF MRS. COTTON, written by Sara Fellini and directed by Samuel Adams. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

National Geographic Channel Announces Its First Multiseason Scripted Anthology Series, GENIUS
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

National Geographic Channel announced today that it will go straight to series with the first scripted series in the history of the network, the global anthology GENIUS from Fox 21 Television Studios (more...)

WAM Theatre Sets Cast for PHOTOGRAPH 51 Reading
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

WAM Theatre has announced the cast for the second in their 2016 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series, Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler, directed by Kelly Galvin. The reading will take place on Sunday, May 15 at 3 pm at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe, 6 Depot Street in West Stockbridge, MA. (more...)

National Geographic Orders First Scripted Series GENIUS; Ron Howard to Direct
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

National Geographic Channel announced today that it will go straight to series with the first scripted series in the history of the network, the global anthology GENIUS from FOX 21 Television Studios ('Homeland,' 'The People v. O.J. Simpson'), Imagine Television ('24,' 'Empire'), OddLot Entertainment and EUE/Sokolow. The straight-to-series order will mark the first scripted series for the network, and Academy Award winner Ron Howard will direct the first episode. Each season of the anthology will dramatize the fascinating stories of the world's most brilliant innovators. The announcement was made by National Geographic Channels CEO Courteney Monroe and EVP of Scripted Development and Production Carolyn Bernstein, along with President of FOX 21 Television Studios Bert Salke. (more...)

Alexander Zeldin's BEYOND CARING to Launch National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Following acclaimed runs at The Yard and National Theatre, Beyond Caring tours this June and July to a series of unusual and original performance spaces. Devised and directed by Alexander Zeldin, the production plays in a found space within Birmingham REP, Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield, HOME Manchester and a single performance at Theatre de la Ville in Luxembourg. James Doherty joins the cast with Luke Clarke, Janet Etuk, Kristin Hutchinson and Victoria Moseley all reprising their roles. In addition to the performances, in every city the company will be taking workshops and debate off-site into spaces belonging to communities affected by issues in the play. (more...)

Who's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), officially opens tonight, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Freeform Announces May 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Freeform announces its May 2016 Programming Highlights. *All programming subject to change* (more...)

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