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Theatre Philadelphia Celebrates 2013 with Awards Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

Last night, Theatre Philadelphia celebrated the past year in theatre across the region by presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award, cash awards totaling $56,500, and a masquerade after-party that featured performances of some of the highlights of the previous theatre season. Over 400 theatre artists, administrators and supporters attended the sold out ceremony and party held at Arden Theatre Company in Old City. More information about Theatre Philadelphia can be found at www.theatrephiladelphia.org. (more...)

Metropolitan Museum Presents Judaica on View During Hanukkah
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

(New York, November 26, 2013)—On the occasion of Hanukkah—the Jewish Festival of Lights, celebrated this year from the evening of November 27 through the evening ofDecember 5—two medieval depictions of the Temple menorah are on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Additional works of Judaica will be on view during and after the holiday. (more...)

Judaica on View during Hanukkah at Met Museum, 11/27-12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

On the occasion of Hanukkah-the Jewish Festival of Lights, celebrated this year from the evening of November 27 through the evening of December 5-two medieval depictions of the Temple menorah are on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Additional works of Judaica will be on view during and after the holiday. (more...)

THE BIG MEAL, A STEADY RAIN and More Set for Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath's 2014 'American Season'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Following two previous much-acclaimed seasons of American drama, the Ustinov presents The American Season 2014: three UK premieres, Dan LeFranc's The Big Meal, directed by Michael Boyd; Keith Huff's gritty two-hander, A Steady Rain, directed by David Grindley; and Lynn Nottage's multi award-winning Intimate Apparel, directed by Laurence Boswell. Casting will be announced in early 2014. (more...)

Matthew Broderick to Star in Neil LaBute's DIRTY WEEKEND Film
by Movies News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

Screendaily.com reports that Matthew Broderick and Alice Eve are set to star in Neil LaBute's comedy drama DIRTY WEEKEND. The film, written by LaBute, is currently in production on location in New Mexico. (more...)

Stranger Productions Presents MONEY, Beginning 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013

Stranger Productions presents the 50th Anniversary production of MONEY, a musical with book and lyrics by David Axlerod and Tom Whedon, and music by Sam Pottle. This is the first professional NYC production ofMONEY since its 1963 premiere at the Upstairs at the Downstairs, a bistro/theatre on W. 56th St. that, with MONEY, added scripted musicals to what had previously been a steady performance diet of revues and cabaret presentations. This first production ran for a solid 214 performances. Gerald Moshell directs a cast of four, including Robin Rightmyer, Meg Kiley Smith, David Andrew Laws and Logan Keeler. MONEY will run at the Studio Theatre on Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, NYC for fifteen performances from May 31-June 16, 2013. (more...)

MONEY Will Play 50th Anniversary Production at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013

Stranger Productions presents the 50th Anniversary production of MONEY, a musical with book and lyrics by David Axlerod and Tom Whedon, and music by Sam Pottle. This is the first professional NYC production of MONEY since its 1963 premiere at the Upstairs at the Downstairs, a bistro/theatre on W. 56th St. that, with MONEY, added scripted musicals to what had previously been a steady performance diet of revues and cabaret presentations. This first production ran for a solid 214 performances. Gerald Moshell directs a cast of four, including Robin Rightmyer, Meg Kiley Smith, David Andrew Laws and Logan Keeler. MONEY will run at the Studio Theatre on Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, NYC for fifteen performances from May 31-June 16, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Jessie L. Martin as Marvin Gaye in SEXUAL HEALING
by Movies News Desk - May 7, 2013

Below, get a first look at Jessie L. Martin as Marvin Gaye in Julien Temple's upcoming biopic, SEXUAL HEALING, from Focus Features International. (more...)

THE AMERICAN PLAN to Transfer to St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

St. James Theatre and Theatre Royal Bath Productions present the Ustinov Studio production of The American Plan by Richard Greenberg, directed by David Grindley. The production will transfer to the St. James Theatre from Tuesday 2 July to Saturday 10 August 2013, with press night on Monday 8 July at 7pm. The production received its UK premiere earlier this year at the Ustinov Studio, Bath. Booking opens for members and friends of the St. James Theatre on Monday 6 May and to the general public on Wednesday 8 May 2013. (more...)

THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE, LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES & More Set for AstonRep's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

AstonRep Theatre Company has announced its 2014-15 its new artistic home, The Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. The season kicks off this fall with Martin McDonagh's comedy THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE, directed by Company Member Derek Bertelsen followed next spring by Christopher Hampton's drama LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, directed by Charlie Marie McGrath. The season concludes next summer with the 7th ANNUAL WRITER'S SERIES, exposing and developing new works by some of Chicago's most talented playwrights (venue to be announced). Tickets for all productions will go on sale at a later date. For additional information, visit www.astonrep.com. (more...)

Alan Alda, Jesse L. Martin and More Set for Free Public Forum Event at the Delacorte
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) and the Aspen Institute Arts Program (Director, Damian Woetzel) announced today that a special free Public Forum program, WHAT ARE WE WORTH? SHAKESPEARE, MONEY, AND MORALS, will take place at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park on Monday, June 17 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane to Reunite in IT'S ONLY A PLAY on Broadway This Fall; Jack O'Brien to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

The New York Times reports that THE PRODUCERS stars Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane will reunite in a new version of Terrence McNally's IT'S ONLY A PLAY, directed by Jack O'Brien and opening on Broadway in September 2014. No word yet on where the show will run. (more...)

THE BIG MEAL, A STEADY RAIN and More Set for Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath's 2014 'American Season'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Following two previous much-acclaimed seasons of American drama, the Ustinov presents The American Season 2014: three UK premieres, Dan LeFranc's The Big Meal, directed by Michael Boyd; Keith Huff's gritty two-hander, A Steady Rain, directed by David Grindley; and Lynn Nottage's multi award-winning Intimate Apparel, directed by Laurence Boswell. Casting will be announced in early 2014. (more...)

Matthew Broderick Signs on for Untitled CBS Comedy Pilot
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

According to Deadline.com, stage and screen star Matthew Broderick has signed on for an untitled comedy for CBS. The project will be directed by James Burrows and will center on Jack (played by Broderick) 'a recently widowed father who raises his 12-year old son while jumping back into the dating pool.' (more...)

DETROIT '67 Heads to Harlem Following Run at The Public Theater, Now thru 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2013

Following its run at The Public Theater, Detroit '67, the much buzzed-about play by two-time NAACP Image Award recipient, Dominique Morisseau, will open at the National Black Theatre tonight, March 23. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, the powerful drama will run through Sunday, April 14, presented by Time Warner. Billed as 'Uptown Meets Downtown,' the production is a collaboration between the Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director), National Black Theatre (Sade Lythcott, CEO; Nabii Faison, General Manager and The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jesse L. Martin on Tonight's SMASH
by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

Jesse L. Martin guests on tonight's episode of the NBC musical dramedy SMASH titled 'Musical Chairs.' Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

Vincent Riotta and Brian Doherty to Star in A STEADY RAIN from April 9 at Ustinov Studios
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Rehearsals started today for the second play in the Ustinov Studio's American Season, the UK premiere of A STEADY RAIN by Keith Huff. Starring Vincent Riotta and Brian Doherty and directed by David Grindley, it follows on from Dan LeFranc's THE BIG MEAL. (more...)

Step Into the Ring and Meet the Full Cast of ROCKY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 12, 2014

The new musical ROCKY, starring Andy Karl and Margo Seibert, opens tomorrow, March 13, at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch footage of Sylvester Stallone's speech following the first preview of Rocky on Broadway! (more...)

NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT is No. 1 Telecast on Tuesday
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

With the #1 and #2 shows of the night in 18-49, “America's Got Talent” and “The Night Shift.” In every key measure among the Big 4 nets– adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers. (more...)

Bobby Sager Releases New Book about Historic Program Launched with The Dalai Lama
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2013

Fourteen years ago world-renowned philanthropist, photographer, author and businessman, Bobby Sager, embarked on a historic mission with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to teach Western Science in monasteries to Buddhist monks and nuns. Today, Bobby is proud to announce the release of the retail edition of his new book, Beyond the Robe (Powerhouse Books), which tells the incredible journey behind the Science for Monks program and all it reveals about the larger role Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns can play in their monasteries, communities and the world at-large. (more...)

Matt Damon, Christine Baranski Join for Public Theater's Public Forum Lineup at The Delacorte, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) and the Aspen Institute Arts Program (Director, Damian Woetzel) announced today that Christine Baranski, Gloria Reuben and Matt Damon will join the free Public Forum, WHAT ARE WE WORTH? SHAKESPEARE, MONEY, AND MORALS, on Monday, June 17 at 8:00 p.m. at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. (more...)

Tickets Now Available for Andrew Lloyd Webber's STEPHEN WARD Musical; Opens in West End on December 19!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

Richard Eyre will direct the world premiere of Stephen Ward, opening in the West End later this year. Tickets go on sale on 28 June 2013 for the production which will preview at the Aldwych Theatre from 3 December 2013 with press night on 19 December 2013 and is currently booking to 1 March 2014. (more...)

NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT is No. 1 Telecast on Tuesday
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

“America's Got Talent' (2.6/9 in 18-49, 11.3 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET) retained 100% of last week's 2.6 rating in adults 18-49 (more...)

NBC Won Tuesday Night in 18-49 and Total Viewers Among the Big 4
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

NBC won Tuesday night in 18-49 and total viewers among the Big 4: With the #1 and #2 shows of the night, “America's Got Talent” and “The Night Shift.” Leading six of six half-hours in 18-49 and total viewers. With both “Talent” and “Night Shift” winning their slots among the Big 4 in every key measure. (more...)

Matt Damon, Christine Baranski Join for Public Theater's Public Forum Lineup at The Delacorte Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) and the Aspen Institute Arts Program (Director, Damian Woetzel) will welcome Christine Baranski, Gloria Reuben and Matt Damon for the free Public Forum, WHAT ARE WE WORTH? SHAKESPEARE, MONEY, AND MORALS, tonight, June 17 at 8:00 p.m. at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. (more...)

Theater Offensive's Joan Parker Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

Theater Offensive has received news that Joan Parker died on June 12th at Massachusetts General Hospital. A notice from The Boston Globe is copied at the end of this post. (more...)

The Ustinov Studio, Bath Announces Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Ustinov Studio, Bath is delighted to announce its Autumn 2014 season, which will comprise three black comedies from some of the greatest names in European drama: Friedrich Durrenmatt's Play Strindberg, Florian Zeller's The Father and Eugene Ionesco's Exit the King. (more...)

NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT is Week's #1 Non-Sports Telecast
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

With “America's Got Talent” scoring the week's #1 non-sports results among primetime programs on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and every other key measure, NBC has finished #2 among those nets for the primetime week of June 2-8 in the key 18-49 demo. (more...)

NBC's Wins Ratings Week of June 30th
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

NBC has won the primetime ratings week of June 30-July 6 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, paced by “America's Got Talent,” (more...)

DAYTONA to Debut at Park Theatre, July 17; Launches UK Tour thru Oct 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2013

Daytona is a brand new play by Oliver Cotton, which today announced its UK tour. After its premiere at the Park Theatre, London on the 17 July, Daytona will embark on a seven week tour visiting Rose Theatre Kingston, Watford Palace Theatre, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Oxford Playhouse, Lyceum Theatre Sheffield, Malvern Festival Theatre and Bath Theatre Royal. (more...)

NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Beats All Networks Combined
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

With the #1 and #2 shows of the night in 18-49, “America's Got Talent” and “The Night Shift.” Leading six of six half-hours among the Big 4 in 18-49 and total viewers. (more...)

NBC's NIGHT SHIFT Jumps +17% Week to Week, Updated Results
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

With the #1 and #2 shows of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49, 'America's Got Talent' and 'The Night Shift.' Leading six of six half-hours among the Big 4 in 18-49 and total viewers. With both 'Talent' and 'Night Shift' winning their slots among the Big 4 in every key measure. (more...)

British Actor Treva Etienne to Star in Spielberg's FALLING SKIES on TNT
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Treva Etienne is slated to play Dingaan Botha, who joins the 2nd Mass to help fight the extra-terrestrial invaders. (more...)

DAYTONA Debuts at Park Theatre Tonight; Launches UK Tour thru Oct 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2013

Daytona is a brand new play by Oliver Cotton, which today announced its UK tour. After its premiere at the Park Theatre, London on tonight, the 17 July, Daytona will embark on a seven week tour visiting Rose Theatre Kingston, Watford Palace Theatre, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Oxford Playhouse, Lyceum Theatre Sheffield, Malvern Festival Theatre and Bath Theatre Royal. (more...)

THE PANIC FREE JOB SEARCH by Paul Hill Available at Discounts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

Best selling job search book The Panic Free Job Search is now available at a cut rate price due to the generous contribution from an American benefactor. The best selling job hunting book, The Panic Free Job Search: Unleash the Power of the Web and Social Networking to Get Hired by author Paul Hill, published by Career Press in NJ, is now on sale for a limited in the US and in Canada. (more...)

Carole J. Bufford, Liz Callaway, Jeff Harnar and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, Now thru Feb 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

2014 sees some new names and some returns to The Crazy Coqs. January starts with the London debut of the sizzling cabaret performer Carole J .Bufford and her show Body and Soul (tonight, January 7 - 11) followed by the popular Broadway star Brent Barrett and his show Night Songs (January 14 -18) and then actress and singer Linda Purl with her show Midnight Caravan: Celebrating the Great Ladies of the Glamorous Nightclub Era of the 40s & 50s (January 21 - 25). (more...)

Guitarmonk Records Welcomes Ukraine's Natalia Shelepnytsk
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Guitarmonk welcomes aboard Guitarmonk Records 's roster of featured artists; Ukraine's Laureate of the International Prime Druzhba (Friendship), Miss Natalia Shelepnytska. She presents a vibrant image with a fresh and innovative music in neo-classic style. (more...)

Simon Paisley Day Completes Cast Of URINETOWN At St James
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Simon Paisley Day joins Richard Fleeshman and Jenna Russell in the cast of Urinetown, opening at St James Theatre this spring. (more...)

Simon Paisley Day Joins Cast of URINETOWN at St James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Simon Paisley Day will be play Caldwell B. Cladwell, completing the cast in the multi Tony Award winning URINETOWN The Musical, directed by Jamie Lloyd (The Commitments, Macbeth, The Hothouse, The Pride) at the St James Theatre. His notable credits include BBC's Sherlock & the brand new series Musketeers, the National's Twelfth Night, The Low Road at the Royal Court and The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare's Globe. (more...)

Carole J. Bufford, Liz Callaway, Jeff Harnar and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, Jan-Feb 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

2014 sees some new names and some returns to The Crazy Coqs. January starts with the London debut of the sizzling cabaret performer Carole J .Bufford and her show Body and Soul (January 7 - 11) followed by the popular Broadway star Brent Barrett and his show Night Songs (January 14 -18) and then actress and singer Linda Purl with her show Midnight Caravan: Celebrating the Great Ladies of the Glamorous Nightclub Era of the 40s & 50s (January 21 - 25). (more...)

Williams, Ejogo, Gilford and Sanchez Join THE PURGE 2
by Movies News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire), Carmen Ejogo (Sparkle), Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights) and Kiele Sanchez (A Perfect Getaway) have signed on for THE PURGE sequel. They will join previously announced star Frank Grillo. (more...)

Simon Paisley Day Returns As Full Cast Announced For URINETOWN!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Simon Paisley Day (Musketeers, Doctor Who, Titanic, Sherlock, Spartacus, Being Human) will be reprising his critically-acclaimed role as the tyrannical Caldwell B. Cladwell, the machiavellian Head of UGC (Urine Good Company) in the West End transfer of Jamie Lloyd's ground breaking, splash hit production of URINETOWN The Musical. (more...)

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath Autumn Announces Casting for 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath Autumn has announced casting for there 2014 season, including the three black comedies, including 'Play Strindberg,' 'The Father,' and 'Exit The King.' (more...)

Steven Weber to Star in New ABC Family Drama CHASING LIFE
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Steven Weber (The Philanthropist, The Producers) will be featured on the show in a recurring role. (more...)

Vincent Riotta and Brian Doherty Star in A STEADY RAIN from Tonight at Ustinov Studios
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Rehearsals started today for the second play in the Ustinov Studio's American Season, the UK premiere of A STEADY RAIN by Keith Huff. Starring Vincent Riotta and Brian Doherty and directed by David Grindley, it follows on from Dan LeFranc's THE BIG MEAL. (more...)

First Look At Gillian Anderson On HANNIBAL
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 5, 2013

Stage and screen regular Gillian Anderson appears in the new trailer for NBC's gruesome new thriller series HANNIBAL. Anderson joins fellow Broadway/Hollywood crossover stars Hugh Dancy and Laurence Fishburne on the new series. (more...)

Christopher Koelsch, LA Opera President and CEO, Comments on San Diego Opera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

The surprising announcement that San Diego Opera may close at the end of this season serves as a sobering reminder of the fragility of our public arts institutions, and of the daily necessity of a fierce battle to protect them. I fear there is a tendency to take established institutions for granted, particularly those with robust public images. Even now, we fight the perception that opera companies are for-profit industries, rather than the simple, stark truth that we are entirely dependent on the good will of the ticket buyer, and the generosity of The Philanthropist. (more...)

Richard Armitage, Anna Madeley and More Lead THE CRUCIBLE at the Old Vic - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Initial casting for Arthur Miller's The Crucible is announced. Richard Armitage, Anna Madeley and Samantha Colley are to play John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams in Ya?l Farber's new production at The Old Vic, with previews from Tuesday 24 June. The cast also includes Sarah Niles, Rebecca Saire and Zara White, with further cast to be announced. (more...)

DETROIT '67 to Head to Harlem Following Run at The Public Theater, 3/23-4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2013

Following its run at The Public Theater, Detroit '67, the much buzzed-about play by two-time NAACP Image Award recipient, Dominique Morisseau, will open at the National Black Theatre on Saturday, March 23. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, the powerful drama will run through Today, April 14, presented by Time Warner. Billed as 'Uptown Meets Downtown,' the production is a collaboration between the Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director), National Black Theatre (Sade Lythcott, CEO; Nabii Faison, General Manager and The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director). (more...)

Rebecca Romijn to Star in TNT's New Action-Packed Drama Series THE LIBRARIANS
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

TNT is returning to the world of its hit movie franchise The Librarian with a brand new series from Electric Entertainment and executive producers Dean Devlin, John Rogers and Marc Roskin. (more...)

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