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BWW Reviews: BLEACHER BUMS Bring The Joy of Cubs Games to Theatre Harrisburg
by Marakay Rogers - Sep 9, 2013

The Krevsky Center becomes Krevsky Stadium as the Cubs take to the field, and a crazy bunch of Cubs fans take to the bleachers (more...)

Texas Rep's THE NERD Continues Through 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2013

The Texas Rep Theatre Co., Houston's Uptown Classic Theatre, continues its tradition of excellence with it's Ninth season , opening this week with Larry Shue's comedy classic, The Nerd. Directed in a new production by Texas Repertory Artistic Director Steven Fenley, The Nerd will run 4 performances a week through September 22nd. (more...)

Texas Rep's THE NERD Continues Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2013

The Texas Rep Theatre Co., Houston's Uptown Classic Theatre, continues its tradition of excellence with it's Ninth season , opening this week with Larry Shue's comedy classic, The Nerd. Directed in a new production by Texas Repertory Artistic Director Steven Fenley, The Nerd will run 4 performances a week through September 22nd. (more...)

Texas Rep's THE NERD to Close Next Weekend, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2013

The Texas Rep Theatre Co., Houston's Uptown Classic Theatre, continues its tradition of excellence with it's Ninth season with Larry Shue's comedy classic, The Nerd. Directed in a new production by Texas Repertory Artistic Director Steven Fenley, The Nerd will run 4 performances this weekend through September 22nd. (more...)

Texas Rep's THE NERD Continues Through 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2013

The Texas Rep Theatre Co., Houston's Uptown Classic Theatre, continues its tradition of excellence with it's Ninth season , opening this week with Larry Shue's comedy classic, The Nerd. Directed in a new production by Texas Repertory Artistic Director Steven Fenley, The Nerd will run 4 performances a week through September 22nd. (more...)

TNT, TBS to Bring FALLING SKIES, MOB CITY, KING OF THE NERDS & More to New York Comic Con
by TV News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Top-rated cable networks TNT and TBS are preparing to invade New York Comic Con with four exciting panels for the Oct. 10-13 event. TNT will present panels for its Epic sci-fi series Falling Skies, which returns for its fourth season in summer 2014, and eagerly anticipated noir drama Mob City, which premieres Dec. 4. TBS will stage panels for the hit competition show King of The Nerds, which returns for its second season Jan. 23, and the upcoming late-night series The Pete Holmes Show, which premieres Oct. 28. In addition, TBS is sponsoring a special live edition of the popular If I Were You podcast, guest-starring Pete Holmes. (more...)

Chester Gregory Returns to SISTER ACT For 2nd Year on Tour; New Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Producers Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment and Troika Entertainment have announced that the North American Tour of the five-time Tony Award nominated musical SISTER ACT will begin its second year of performances. The tour opened on October 2, 2012 at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre and is still rocking the rafters across the country. SISTER ACT opened to stellar reviews and continues to receive them across the country. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DISASTER!: Hope Floats
by Duncan Pflaster - Nov 5, 2013

Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick's DISASTER! a 70s Disaster Movie Musical is a laugh-out-loud musical spoof of 70s disaster flicks, featuring repurposed hits from the decade. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Balagan's THANKSKILLING Offers Crude and Crass Holiday Fun
by Jay Irwin - Nov 30, 2013

It's the day after Thanksgiving and suddenly I feel myself getting attacked from a Thanksgiving turkey. No, it's not my Sister's cooking but the world premiere offering from Balagan Theatre of "Thankskilling, The Musical". It's still the completely offensive and hilarious show I saw in the summer as part of Balagan's Summer New Works readings but now a little more fleshed out. And while the humor is still there the production felt it needed a little more cooking time. The bird was just a tad underdone. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY Returns in All-New Cleveland Play House Production, Now thru 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Holiday cheer will abound at Cleveland Play House (CPH) with an all-new production of the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Story running from tonight, Nov. 29th - Dec. 22nd in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Tom Hiddleston Talks Shakespeare, THOR, and his Love of Acting!
by E.H. Reiter - Nov 26, 2013

Watch this video to see what Tom Hiddleston has to say about acting, his costars, his passions, and Shakespeare! (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY to Return in All-New Cleveland Play House Production, 11/29-12/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2013

Holiday cheer will abound at Cleveland Play House (CPH) with an all-new production of the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Story running from Nov. 29th - Dec. 22nd in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. In honor of the 30th anniversary of the unforgettable film, CPH enthusiastically breathes new life into this classic story about Ralphie and his ultimate Christmas wish. Having delighted audiences for 30 years on both the big and small screens, this incredible production is brought to vivid life on stage for Northeast Ohio audiences. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased by calling (216) 241-6000 or online at www.clevelandplayhouse.com. CPH is pleased to have University Hospitals as the Presenting Sponsor of A Christmas Story, along with Benesch, Nordson and FirstMerit as Supporting Sponsors. (more...)

Stage 773 to Host Second Annual Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival, 3/19-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Stage 773 will present the second annual Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival, back by highly popular demand, running from March 19 through March 22, 2014. Nerd Fest stems from the popularity of HEY, I'M A BIG FAN, a series of fun, free monthly fan fiction events produced by the Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. Every third Wednesday of the month, HEY, I'M A BIG FAN showcases original fan fiction as read by some of Chicago comedy's preeminent nerds. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Hampton Theatre Company's THE FOREIGNER, Opening 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2014

Confusion, conspiracies and the collision of cultures yield copious laughter when a painfully shy Englishman is brought by his friend to a backwoods Georgia fishing lodge in Larry Shue's 'The Foreigner,' the Hampton Theatre Company's revival of one of its greatest hits, from March 13 through March 30 at the Quogue Community Hall. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Jayne Atkinson and Susan Rose Bring MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD to the Berkshires This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Two-time Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson (CRIMINAL MINDS, HOUSE OF CARDS) will direct a benefit production of MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD at Berkshire Theatre Group's Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge today and tomorrow, March 28th and 29th as part of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THANKSKILLING; In New York at 'Festival of the Offensive'
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 28, 2014

The New York premiere of 'Thankskilling the Musical' will begin on April 29th as part of the 'Festival of the Offensive.' The casting has been announced for the show which will be performed at The Producers' Club, Crown Theatre on West 44th Street. (more...)

Jayne Atkinson and Susan Rose bring MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD to the Berkshires, 3/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2014

Two-time Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson (CRIMINAL MINDS, HOUSE OF CARDS) will direct a benefit production of MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD at Berkshire Theatre Group's Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge on March 28thand 29th as part of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. Proceeds from the production, co-produced by Atkinson and Susan Rose, will benefit WAM Theatre and the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Piedmont Players Theatre & Fibrant's THE NERD, Now Playing Through 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

Piedmont Players Theatre along with Fibrant presents The Nerd by Larry Shue through August 3 at 7:30pm. Tickets for Adults are $15, and $12 for Seniors/Students. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - THE NERD at Arrow Rock Lyceum
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2013

Below, check out a preview of The Nerd by Larry Shue, currently playing at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre through August 3rd, 2013! (more...)

Piedmont Players Theatre Along with Fibrant Present Value Night for THE NERD Tonight
by Ben Peltz - Jul 31, 2013

VALUE NIGHT at the Meroney Theater, tonight, July 31st at 7:30pm. (more...)

WSR's SHE LOVES ME to Open 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Hot off of four BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, Williams Street Repertory (WSR) has begun gearing up for their next musical, She Loves Me. Directed by Roger Zawacki, the delightfully endearing production opens February 7 at 8:00 pm, and runs for select dates and times through February 16 at Raue Center For The Arts in Crystal Lake, Illinois. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Awards Set for Tonight
by Daniel Adams - Jan 25, 2014

The New Hampshire Theatre Awards have announced the finalists for both the professional and community productions for 2013. Each year these awards recognize the talent and dedication necessary to produce outstanding theatrical productions across the state. (more...)

TBS's KING OF THE NERDS Kicks Off Season 2 Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

TBS has announced the 11 nerds who are set to face off against each other this winter in a new season of the hit competition series King of The Nerds. (more...)

Williams Street Repertory Presents SHE LOVES ME, 02/07-16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Hot off of four BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, Williams Street Repertory (WSR) has begun gearing up for their next musical, She Loves Me. Directed by Roger Zawacki, the delightfully endearing production opens February 7 at 8:00 pm, and runs for select dates and times through February 16 at Raue Center For The Arts in Crystal Lake, Illinois. (more...)

Jawbone' Introduces ERA - A Completely Reinvented Jawbone Headset
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Jawbone today announced its new ERA headset, a totally reengineered Bluetooth earpiece that lets you take full advantage of your smartphone or mobile device while providing a more natural, comfortable way to talk on the phone, use Siri or Google Now, and listen to audio content. By directing audio to the ear completely hands-free, ERA liberates your phone conversations and simplifies your smartphone interactions by leveraging a more human-centric, less intrusive voice-based user interface. At 42% smaller than Jawbone's prior headset model and with a convenient charging case that delivers ten total hours of talk time, ERA lets you conveniently tap into your phone while you're multitasking like checking your itinerary while packing for a trip, catching up with your parents while walking the dog, or simply accessing the apps you frequently use on your smartphone while taking a call. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Awards Announces Finalists
by Daniel Adams - Jan 13, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Fargo - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for Fargo (more...)

Hampton Theatre Company to Present THE FOREIGNER, 3/13-30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2014

Confusion, conspiracies and the collision of cultures yield copious laughter when a painfully shy Englishman is brought by his friend to a backwoods Georgia fishing lodge in Larry Shue's 'The Foreigner,' the Hampton Theatre Company's revival of one of its greatest hits, from March 13 through March 30 at the Quogue Community Hall. (more...)

Williams Street Repertory Presents SHE LOVES ME, Now thru 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Hot off of four BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, Williams Street Repertory (WSR) has begun gearing up for their next musical, She Loves Me. Directed by Roger Zawacki, the delightfully endearing production opens tonight, February 7 at 8:00 pm, and runs for select dates and times through February 16 at Raue Center For The Arts in Crystal Lake, Illinois. (more...)

Wasatch Theatrical Ventures to Present INHERIT THE WIND, 2/8-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Wasatch Theatrical Ventures will present one of the great American plays of the 20th century, INHERIT THE WIND, written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, directed by the award-winning Kiff Scholl, produced by Racquel Lehrman/Theatre Planners. In a small town courtroom and with the eyes of the nation upon them, two legal giants face off over a teacher's right to teach evolution to a high school class in this critically acclaimed drama based on the Scopes Monkey Trial. As rousing and relevant today as it was when it debuted in 1955, INHERIT THE WIND is an edge-of-your-seat riveting look at the age-old conflict between science and religion. The play opens Friday, February 8th and runs through March 16th at the Grove Theatre Center in Burbank, CA. (more...)

Jayne Atkinson and Susan Rose Bring MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD to the Berkshires, 3/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Two-time Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson (CRIMINAL MINDS, HOUSE OF CARDS) will direct a benefit production of MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD at Berkshire Theatre Group's Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge on March 28th and 29th as part of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. Proceed from the production, co-produced by Atkinson and Susan Rose, will benefit WAM Theatre and the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. The cast will feature Jane Kaczmarek (MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE and the upcoming FOX sitcom HERE'S YOUR DAMN FAMILY), Michel Gill (HOUSE OF CARDS) and Academy Award winner James Lecesne, as well as local guest artists Amber Chand, Tammy Denease, Tyler Malik, Corinna May, Rachel Siegel and Barbara Sims. After successful productions across the country, including an off-Broadway run at Primary Stages in New York City, this will be its Berkshire premiere. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Fun West Coast Premiere of LYSISTRATA JONES Is A Slam-Dunk at OC's Chance Theater
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 25, 2014

What do you get when you mash-up an ancient Greek play with the contemporary, meta-sarcasm of Mean Girls, Legally Blonde, and Bring It On? Why, the buoyant musical confection LYSISTRATA JONES, of course! Filled with witty dialogue, amusingly droll characters, and a high-energy pop score, this Tony nominated musical continues its West Coast Premiere performances at Chance Theater's brand-spankin' new theater space in Anaheim Hills through March 9. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Crown City Theatre Produces Rarely Seen FOREIGNER by Larry Shue
by Don Grigware - Feb 24, 2014

Larry Shue's career as playwright/actor fell far too short with his sudden death in 1985. He had written two howlingly funny farces The Nerd and The Foreigner, both of which have become cult classics. Each farce exposes an eclectic group of people to a mishmash of insanity. There is an underdog at the center who fakes his identity, and as a result of this switch in role-playing, the total chaos which arises bears unexpected fruit and a major miracle or two for one and all. Now onstage at Crown City Theatre in NoHo, a superb ensemble of actors bring off The Foreigner with tremendous skill and gusto. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fargo - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for Fargo (more...)

Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival Set for 3/19-22; Full Line-up Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Stage 773 has announced the line-up for their second annual Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival, running from March 19 through March 22. Nerd Fest stems from the popularity of HEY, I'M A BIG FAN, a series of fun, free monthly fan fiction events produced by Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. The Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival celebrates all that is the Chicago nerd comedy scene; from Stand Up to Improv to one-woman puppet shows, nerds will unite for one glorious weekend in Chicago to laugh, pay homage, and perhaps worship their favorite genres of nerd-ness. (more...)

Gorilla Tango Burlesque to Present STOCKINGS AND GARTERS, 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2013

The Ho- Ho- Holidays are here! And what better way to spend them than with the Geek Girls of Gorilla Tango Burlesque? One night only, GTB is proud to present its Holiday cabaret: STOCKINGS AND GARTERS: A GEEK GIRL HOLIDAY STRIPTACULAR, performing Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9pm. Tickets $28-$35. Visit www.gorillatango.com or call 773-598-4549 for tickets and more info. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre to Debut RUSH AT EVERLASTING, 1/5-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2013

Alaskan playwright Arlitia Jones makes her debut at Perseverance Theatre with her new play Rush at Everlasting. Rush at Everlasting is now showing on the Perseverance Theatre Mainstage Jan. 10 - Feb. 2, 2014. (more...)

Scoop: NEW GIRL on FOX - Today, December 17, 2013
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Get all the scoop on NEW GIRL, airing on FOX today, December 17, 2013! (more...)

TBS's KING OF THE NERDS Reveals 11 Competitors for Season 2
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

TBS has announced the 11 nerds who are set to face off against each other this winter in a new season of the hit competition series King of The Nerds. (more...)

THE GAME'S AFOOT Set for Peninsula Players, 8/14-9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2013

'The Game's Afoot,' a hilarious new whodunit from the master of comedy Ken Ludwig, begins performances August 14, 2013 at Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County, Wisconsin's theatrical icon. 'The Game's Afoot,' has a three- week run with performances Tuesday through Sunday through Sept. 1, 2013. (more...)

Texas Rep Theatre Co. to Kick Off 9th Season August 29 with Larry Shue's THE NERD; Runs Through September 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2013

The Texas Rep Theatre Co., Houston's Uptown Classic Theatre, continues its tradition of excellence with it's Ninth season , beginning August 29th with Larry Shue's comedy classic, The Nerd. Directed in a new production by Texas Repertory Artistic Director Steven Fenley, The Nerd will preview on August 29th, celebrate its Gala opening on August 30th, and run 4 performances a week through September 22nd. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Texas Repertory Theatre Company's THE NERD is Dated but Entertains
by David Clarke - Aug 31, 2013

The Texas Repertory Theatre Company is opening its ninth season with Larry Shue's The Nerd, a comedic play in two acts. The simplistic comedy had its world premiere at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater in April 1981, and it starred Larry Shue in the role of Willum Cubbert. Glowing press and strong word of mouth eventually enabled the play to open on Broadway, where it played 441 performances from March 22, 1987 to April 10, 1988. Plot wise, there really is not much here. The play centers on the fact that Willum Cubbert was saved by a man named Rick Stedman when they were both in Vietnam. However, Willum was unconscious when his life was saved, so he and Rick have never met. Through ongoing correspondence the ever-grateful Willum has promised to welcome Rick with open arms should he ever come to Terre Haute, Indiana. Out of the blue, Rick turns up at Willum's home and proves himself to be the houseguest from hell. (more...)

COCAINE & ETHEL MERMAN: THE NEW HOMO GUIDE Plays Minnesota Fringe, Now thru 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2013

Direct from Houston, Texas, L. Robert Westeen presents, at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, his new one-man show, Cocaine and Ethel Merman: the New Homo Guide. (more...)

BWW Interviews - Kylie Bunbury Chats ABC Family's TWISTED
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 29, 2013

Kylie Bunbury recently spoke about her role on the hit show which airs Tuesdays, 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family. (more...)

Texas Rep to Open 9th Season with THE NERD this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2013

The Texas Rep Theatre Co., Houston's Uptown Classic Theatre, continues its tradition of excellence with it's Ninth season , opening this week with Larry Shue's comedy classic, The Nerd. Directed in a new production by Texas Repertory Artistic Director Steven Fenley, The Nerd will preview on August 29th, celebrate its Gala opening on August 30th, and run 4 performances a week through September 22nd. (more...)

Piedmont Players Theatre to Present THE NERD, 7/25-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2013

One of the funniest plays ever written, this extraordinarily inventive, side-splitting comedy was first presented by the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, then produced in Great Britain, then went on to Broadway. The action centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a man he's never met but who saved his life in Vietnam-the visitor turning out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid 'nerd' who outstays his welcome with a vengeance. (more...)

THE GAME'S AFOOT Set for Peninsula Players, Now thru 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

'The Game's Afoot,' a hilarious new whodunit from the master of comedy Ken Ludwig, begins performances tonight, August 14, 2013 at Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County, Wisconsin's theatrical icon. 'The Game's Afoot,' has a three- week run with performances Tuesday through Sunday through Sept. 1, 2013. (more...)

Texas Repertory to Open Ninth Season with THE NERD, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

The Texas Rep Theatre Co., Houston's Uptown Classic Theatre, continues its tradition of excellence with it's Ninth season , beginning August 29th with Larry Shue's comedy classic, The Nerd. Directed in a new production by Texas Repertory Artistic Director Steven Fenley, The Nerd will preview on August 29th, celebrate its Gala opening on August 30th, and run 4 performances a week through September 22nd. (more...)

Jeremy Kushnier to Helm 'Un-Ironically Enthusiastic Concert of Nerds' with Live-Stream Performance, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Jeremy Kushnier, Leenya Rideout, and Jarvis Darrell will lead an army of nerds on parade in the Un-Ironically Enthusiastic concert, showcasing original songs by original geeks featuring famous noobs and all the cool kids, on Saturday May 3. (more...)

Spencer Theater Announces Summer 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

There's something for everyone in the Spencer Theater's Summer Season 2014 showcase of concerts, dance, comedy, tributes, parties and special fundraising events. The packed schedule, running late May through August features 16 stellar events, all staged with superior lighting and grand acoustics at the award-winning, not-for-profit Alto, New Mexico performance hall. Pre-performance lobby buffets are offered ($20) before most every show, enabling patrons to easily enjoy a scrumptious hot meal with bar drinks before curtain time. (more...)

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