BWW Review: Engrossing, Disturbing WINNERS AND LOSERS at Woolly Mammoth
by Andrew White - Nov 9, 2015

When the lights come down, we're treated at first to the sort of amiable, snarky chit-chat one associates with Comedy Channel. The two performers, James Long and Marcus Youssef, skim the surface of American culture and even ask the audience for suggestions. But after luring us with the sort of 'Canadian Nice' that we expect from our neighbors up north, the pair's conversation lurches into darker territory; and then it goes into overdrive. (more...)

BWW Recap: Thanksgiving on SCREAM QUEENS Is All Stuffing, No Meat
by Gunnar Larson - Nov 24, 2015

SCREAM QUEENS's forward momentum has come to a halt. After a couple weeks of forward momentum, the show slows down this week. The show is simply fanning the flame in this episode, underlining scenes we've already scene and relaying information that we already know.  (more...)

BWW Review: GREY GARDENS Is A Musical Look At The Curious Life Of The East Hampton's Ultimate Crazy Cat Ladies.
by Jade Kops - Nov 21, 2015

GREY GARDENS brings the story of the reclusive Bouvier Beale's, made famous in the 1975 documentary/movie of the same name, to the stage for an entertaining look into a very bizarre world. (more...)

BWW Interview: John Kevin Jones Is Bringing Dickens to Merchant's House Museum with A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Reilly Hickey - Nov 20, 2015

In December 1867, Charles Dickens arrived in New York City for a month of sold-out performances of his beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Join Mr. Dickens, portrayed by actor John Kevin Jones, as he tells his timeless Christmas tale in the elegant intact Greek Revival parlor of the landmark 1832 Merchant's House Museum (29 East 4th Street, Manhattan). (more...)

BWW Recap: SCREAM QUEENS Is a Russian Doll of 'Ghost Stories'
by Gunnar Larson - Nov 17, 2015

SCREAM QUEENS has always been a horror satire, playing off the genre's obvious tropes and pitfalls. Some episodes even have blatant references to classic horror films (the Shining, Silence of the Lambs, and Psycho the most obvious). Tonight, SCREAM QUEENS is at its sharpest, honing on three ghost stories that emphasize the show's strengths. (more...)

BWW Recap: Everyone is an 'Oathbreaker' on GAME OF THRONES
by Jessica Naftaly - May 9, 2016

This week's episode of Game of Thrones aired on Mother's Day, perhaps as an ironic detail of seeding spread throughout the episode in the same vein that Tyrion killed Tywin in season 4 on Father's Day. The episode, entitled “Oathbreaker,” had it's share of deaths and gore, but seemingly shed light on three of our characters whom can be considered “oathbreakers” of sorts. (more...)

BWW Recap: The Rhythm of the Dwight on EMPIRE
by Jennifer McHugh - May 5, 2016

Mommie Dearest, anyone? Oh wait, Joan Crawford was probably a better mother than Leah Walker. When I want to watch creepy mothers, I usually tune in to BATES MOTEL. (more...)

Tarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

We invite you to join us for Tarragon's annual Play Reading Week, an exciting celebration of plays-in-development by the talented playwrights associated with the theatre. (more...)

American Diabetes Association Celebrates National 'Get Fit Don't Sit' Day, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The average American sits more than seven hours a day. That's why companies throughout Los Angeles are joining with the American Diabetes Association to celebrate National Get Fit Don't Sit Day on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. On this Wellness Day, the Association encourages everyone to limit the amount of time they spend sitting by making sure they get up and move at least once every 90 minutes throughout the work day. (more...)

BWW Blog: Erin Kong - The Chance of a Lifetime: Singing with Kristin Chenoweth
by Guest Blogger: Erin Kong - May 27, 2016

Imagine: your childhood hero, the woman who coined one of your 8-year-old self's favorite songs, holding your hand in front of hundreds of people, the renowned Phoenix Symphony gushing in gorgeous melodies behind you. You are surrounded by your friends and classmates, and bowing in front of an ocean of applauding strangers. No, this is not a dream. This was very much reality. Last weekend I had the opportunity of performing backup vocals with fifteen of my classmates at Arizona State University, for Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth.  (more...)

Anthea Thompson to Muse on MY BRILJANTE EGSKEIDING at the Drostdy Theatre this June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Geraldine Aron's MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE has been produced worldwide since its debut in 2001, including a production featuring British comic legend, Dawn French. Now for the first time in South Africa, and in Afrikaans, MY BRIJLANTE EGSKEIDING will star Anthea Thompson.  (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's 2016-17 Season to Include New Mamet Play, Robert Lopez Musical, Rebecca Hall-Led ANIMAL & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company announced its 2016-17 season today, comprised of six production by award-winning composers and playwrights. (more...)

Full Cast, Creative Team Announced for Two River Theater's I REMEMBER MAMA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and creative team for its production of I Remember Mama, directed by Jack Cummings III. (more...)

American Theater Company Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) proudly announces Season 32, led by its newly appointed Artistic Director Will Davis and continuing the theater's dedication to developing new works. The 2016-17 season kicks off this September with the world premiere of Dan Aibel's T., an exploration of the competitive ice skating saga between Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding, directed byMargot Bordelon, Sept. 23-Oct. 30, 2016. In the New Year, ATC presents Jaclyn Backhaus' Men On Boats, making its regional premiere at ATC Jan. 6-Feb. 12, 2017, under Will Davis' direction after he remounts his acclaimed New York production Off Broadway at Playwrights Horizons this summer. Next spring brings another world premiere at ATC, Basil Kreimendahl's We're Gonna Be Okay, March 17-April 23, 2017. The production is directed by Bonnie Metzgar and was originally developed at ATC in collaboration with The Araca Group during AracaWorks: Chicago 2015. The final production of ATC's 2016-17 Season is a reimagined classic, Pulitzer Prize winner Picnic by William Inge, under Davis' direction May 19-June 25, 2017. Season subscriptions are on sale now and range from $60-$150, with special pricing available for advance purchases before July 31, 2016. To purchase a subscription or for more information, visit www.atcweb.org or call the ATC Box Office at 773-409-4125. (more...)

BWW Review: ONE SLIGHT HITCH Courts The 80's in Austin Texas
by Amy Bradley - May 12, 2016

Making it's regional debut in Austin TX, Paradox Players delights Austinites with ONE SLIGHT HITCH. Performed at the quaint and appropriate location of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin at Howson Hall Theater, Bethke Stage, director Matthew Burnett executes this patronizing patriarchy prancing about the stage. Begging the audience to remember what their living room looked like in the 80's -this farce, written by the funny man himself Lewis Black, delivers on comic diversity as it toggles between with laugh out loud jokes and sophisticatedly written puns about the culture and atmosphere surrounding the era of mall-rats. It's the summer of 1981 - and the conservative Colemans, who are naturally from Cincinnati, are preparing for their daughter Courtney's wedding. Conveniently located in their backyard, Delia (played by Mary Kennelly) runs around madly with a clipboard making sure all details have been accounted for and that nothing ruins this very special day! Alas, the doorbell rings and all hell breaks loose. In the Reagan era of a picture-perfect family, when the internet had not yet given us knowledge of just about everything, we watch as the day unravels into the unexpected comedy Lewis Black intended. (more...)

Kauffman & Hart's ONCE IN A LIFETIME to Close Strawdog's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland have announced the final main stage production in its 2015 - 2016 season and the final production to be produced at Strawdog's Broadway home for 26 years*, George S. Kauffman and Moss Hart's ONCE IN A LIFETIME, April 22 - June 4, directed by Damon Kiely, at Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway St. (more...)

The Friday 5: BASKERVILLE's Cantrell and Williams
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 30, 2016

Today, in a preview of what's to come on the Scottish moors (where mayhem and hijinks reportedly ensue), Brett Cantrell and Evan Taylor Williams take their places in The Friday 5 spotlight, giving us some insight into their theatrical lives and sharing why they think Baskerville is a perfect show for you. But, be forewarned: the altogether too-brief run is close to selling out, so securing your reservations for the rollicking mystery should be at the top of your "to-do" list. (more...)

BWW Review: City Theater's NEXT TO NORMAL Is Stunning!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Mar 14, 2016

Attempting a production of the complex and heart-wrenching Pulitzer Prize winning musical, Next To Normal, in a small theatre in Maine is in itself a bold bit of programming, but to pull it off with such dazzling aplomb is absolutely extraordinary! This is precisely what Biddeford City Theater's Artistic Director, Linda Sturdivant and her excellent ensemble has achieved in a compelling, moving account of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's 2009 Tony award-winning masterpiece. The deceptively 'small' rock opera - only six characters and five musicians - was blessed on Broadway with an incomparable original cast, who seared the songs and story into theatre memory. Stepping into those iconic shoes requires the kind of talent in evidence on the City Theater's stage this March. (more...)

Watch First Teaser Trailer of Tiffany Castro's LUCIFER Now!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2016

The first teaser trailer for Lucifer has been released. Developed by Anti-villain Media, the first clip shows a caretaker confronting a demonic entity. This title began as a short film; from there, it was expanded into a feature, thanks to viewer's demands. And, Lucifer stars: Ryan Kelley (“Teen Wolf”), Jessica Morris (“One Life to Live”), ex-con actor Dave Vescio (Hick), and YouTube Stars Tay Zonday and Jason Horton. Tiffany Castro directed this film, from Bret Trotter and Justin Kornmann's script. (more...)

CapStage to Present LOVE AND INFORMATION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Capital Stage continues its 2015/16 Season with a poignant new play by legendary playwright Caryl Churchill. The Sacramento Premiere of LOVE AND INFORMATION will be the main-stage directorial debut of local theatre talent, Benjamin T. Ismail. (more...)

Florence Keith-Roach's EGGS to Transfer to VAULT Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

EGGS, by rising star Florence Keith-Roach, is a dark comedy about female friendship, fertility and freaking out. This intimate two-hander looks at gender disparity and the struggle of growing up as part of Generation Y. The production will play as part of VAULT Festival 2016, Wednesday 24th February through Sunday 6th March 2016. (more...)

Main Street Theater to Continue 40th Season with Regional Premiere of LOVE AND INFORMATION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Main Street Theater (MST) continues its 40th Anniversary Season with the regional premiere of Love and Information by Caryl Churchill, a whirlwind of 57 scenes about how we love and what we know.  Director Philip Hays describes this unique play as an "onslaught of human moments" with which audiences will easily identify and through which audiences will readily engage with the piece. (more...)

BWW Interview: Debut of the Month: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Hayley Feinstein
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 27, 2016

Today, the talented young actress speaks exclusively to BWW about making her Broadway debut in this iconic musical.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE AND INFORMATION at CapStage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Capital Stage continues its 2015/16 Season with a poignant new play by legendary playwright Caryl Churchill. The Sacramento Premiere of LOVE AND INFORMATION will be the main-stage directorial debut of local theatre talent, Benjamin T. Ismail. LOVE AND INFORMATION will run from January 27 through February 28, 2016 with a Press Opening on Saturday, January 30 at 8pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

United States Marine Launches New Fitness Website, DAILY FITNESS PRO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Daily Fitness Pro was created to provide individuals with information to help lead healthier lives. Over time the site's community has grown to about 10,000 members. Kicking 2016 off to a great start because ever one has those new year resolution goals to get into better shape. This site is still in the beginning stages and has alot of work to be put into it, so expect loads of content coming up. But enough about the site and more about why physical fitness is such a great thing. (more...)

ReGroup Presents the NY Premiere of William Inge One-Acts 3/3-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

The ReGroup Theatre Company, Inc announces its first production of 2016 - An Inge Complex featuring an evening of Inge's lost One-Acts in their New York debut. (more...)

SundanceTV to Make Award-Winning Series THE STAIRCASE Available On Demand, Today
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

SundanceTV will make their Peabody Award winning series THE STAIRCASE available on demand via the Sundance TV app and website beginning today, January 15th. T (more...)

Tarragon to Stage New Kat Sandler Play MUSTARD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of Mustard, a darkly comic fairytale by one of Toronto's hottest and most prolific young playwrights and directors, Kat Sandler, in her debut work for the company. This whimsical production about a mother and daughter navigating life after divorce is directed byAshlie Corcoran, who now helms her second work for Tarragon (the first was the Tarragon-Theatre Smash co-production of The Ugly One two seasons ago). Mustardpreviews from February 2, opens February 10 and runs to March 13 in Tarragon's Extraspace. (more...)

Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of THE MOORS by Jen Silverman, directed by Jackson Gay, January 29-February 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 4. (more...)

VIDEO: All-New First-Look at Spring Premiere of EMPIRE, Premiering 3/30
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Without family...the music dies. Watch the first look at the spring premiere of EMPIRE, airing March 30 @ 9/8c on FOX (more...)

BWW Review: LES BALLETS DE MONTE CARLO Brings the Cinderella of Jean-Christophe Maillot to New York City Center
by Rose Marija - Feb 25, 2016

Jean-Christophe Maillot has put his own choreographic stamp on Sergei Prokofiev's Cinderella. The music is faster than that used in the classical version. For this reason, the up-tempo pace keeps the viewers from getting bored. The story is basically the same Cinderella story we have come to know since childhood. What is unusual is in the telling. (more...)

BWW Review: Martha Clarke and Alfred Uhry's ANGEL REAPERS Lightly Touches on Shaker Culture
by Michael Dale - Feb 24, 2016

The religious sect known for erratically twitching and jerking during services seems a natural subject for dance-focused director Clarke. (more...)

Chasen Schneider Completes William Inge's A COMPLEX EVENING Cast
by Louisa Brady - Feb 20, 2016

Chasen Schneider, son of John Schneider of The Dukes of Hazzard fame, will once again be in the 13 person ReGroup ensemble as it proudly announces its first production of 2016 -William Inge's A Complex Evening, featuring a night of Inge's rare One-Acts in their New York debut. (more...)

Garmin Launches vívoactive HR GPS Smartwatch with Wrist Heart Rate Technology
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (GRMN), today announced vívoactive HR, a GPS smartwatch with Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology. The vívoactive HR helps keep track of active moments throughout the day, counting steps and floors climbed, intensity minutes, monitoring sleep and featuring built-in GPS-enabled sports apps for walking, running, biking, swimming, golfing, paddle boarding, rowing, skiing and snowboarding. The vívoactive HR uses 24/7 wrist-based heart rate data to calculate calories burned information as well as the intensity of fitness activities, providing proper credit for users' array of workouts. With the Connect IQ store, users can easily personalize their vívoactive HR with free apps, widgets, watch faces and data fields. The vívoactive HR is being announced in conjunction with Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and will be showcased at the Garmin booth #CS 90. (more...)

VIDEO: James Corden Auditions to Be Ryan Reynolds' DEADPOOL Sidekick
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, host James Corden had some ways to spice up the box office smash, Deadpool, with some sidekick suggestions for the film's star Ryan Reynolds, such as Strawberry Short Fuse and Ravey Crockett. (more...)

Will Davis Named American Theater Company's New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

?Following a six-month national search, American Theater Company's (ATC) Board of Directors has named Will Davis its new artistic director, effective immediately. (more...)

FAB FRIDAYS with Trevor Jones - a sing-along salve for the soul!
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Feb 11, 2016

Welcome to Fab Friday at the Butterfly Club, your guaranteed salve for the soul. A night where you will grin, sing, clap and maybe even dance your way to a musical theatre state of mind. That's the place where you are what you are, you don't let gravity bring you down, and you remember you've always got another day, another destiny. It's the place where you become your very own 11 o'clock number - all with a wine in your hand! (more...)

The PlayGround's ALL YOUR WANTS AND NEEDS FULFILLED FOREVER to Play VAULT Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

After acclaimed seasons in New York and New Zealand, award-winning theatre company The PlayGround Collective come to the UK for the very first time with ALL YOUR WANTS AND NEEDS FULFILLED FOREVER. This existential comedy dissects the stories we tell ourselves as we try to create meaning out of chaos. (more...)

Accenture Develops Virtual Reality Proof of Concept Bringing Data to Life during RBS 6 Nations Rugby Championship
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

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BWW Review: SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL is a 'Good Think' at NextStop Theatre
by Hannah Wing - Dec 7, 2015

Through these stories about Horton the Elephant and his friends, Seussical, directed by Jennifer Lambert and music directed by Evie Korovesis, captures the imaginations of children and adults alike. (more...)

Raven Theatre Announces Cast of William Inge's A LOSS OF ROSES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Michael Menendian, Producing Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, has announced casting for A Loss of Roses, the infrequently produced drama by William Inge that premiered on Broadway in 1959 and launched the career of a young Warren Beatty. Raven's production will be the play's first professional staging in the Chicago area since early 1999. The Raven production will run on the company's West Stage from February 17 to April 2, 2016 under the direction of Raven Associate Artistic Director Cody Estle. (more...)

BWW Recap: Death Will Have His Dre on EMPIRE
by Jennifer McHugh - Dec 3, 2015

And just like that, EMPIRE goes out with a bang, or a fall, to be exact. Yes, it's the mid-season finale… season (?) and EMPIRE's list of guest stars almost broke the bank tonight. Not to mention the coveted (and fictional) ASA nominations. Will Jamal and/or Hakeem make the cut? (more...)

Dennis Curley to Star in COUNTRY ROADS, THE MUSIC OF JOHN DENVER at Plymouth Playhouse This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Plymouth Playhouse celebrates the music of one of America's favorite folk heroes and songwriter in COUNTRY ROADS, THE MUSIC OF JOHN DENVER starring Dennis Curley. This Plymouth Playhouse debut previews January 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, opening Thursday, January 28 and continuing through May 1, 2016. (more...)

BWW Recap: SCREAM QUEENS Offers Cheap Thrills for 'Black Friday'
by Gunnar Larson - Dec 2, 2015

SCREAM QUEENS, at its core, is an absurd horror satire. It infrequently satirizes the genre in which it is indebted, and instead focuses a lot of its absurd humor on millennials and the adults who don't care about them. Up until this point, the show has remained consistent, but tonight, it loses its sense of self. The humor falls flat and there are no stakes to make any of it dramatic. (more...)

BWW Review: Christ and Santa Humanized in FOR CHRISTMAS at West of Lenin
by Amelia Reynolds - Dec 11, 2015

I stepped into the West of Lenin Studio, glancing around the room to try and find a place to sit. Unfortunately, all of the cardboard boxes were taken, but I did snag an antique chair not unlike the one my mom brought up from our old basement anytime we had more than ten dinner guests. I was one of fifteen audience members, some of whom were seated on the floor, sipping wine out of opaque cups; others glancing around, trying to, like me, figure out how this production would unfold in such a tiny room. The two loud men outside the doors who I thought were being rude, clunking about doing something laborious and inconsiderate, where in fact the two main characters of 'For Christmas,' trying to get a couch up The Stairs and into, what I soon realized was Jesus Christ's studio apartment. The show simply began. (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University to Present PROSPERO'S STORM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The Theatre School at DePaul University will present the world premiere of Prospero's Storm, adapted and directed by Damon Kiely, with music and lyrics by Mark Elliott, based on William Shakespeare's The Tempest, as the second installment of the 2015-16 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kevin Repich, Malissa Marlow, Leah Dalrymple of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at California Lutheran University
by Cary Ginell - Apr 26, 2016

Playing a character is hard enough for many actors and actresses who are starting out in musical theater, but The Drowsy Chaperone throws its performers a curve because of the complicated nature of the show. A cloistered record collector, the character known only as Man in Chair, shares his favorite musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, with the audience, and as he talks about it, the characters come alive in front of them. But Man in Chair is also talking about the actors who play the characters in the faux musical. This causes a triple-layered dilemma for anyone who plays in the show because they have to fold two characters into their own personalities. We talked with three of the show's stars, who are all theater arts students at California Lutheran University. Kevin Repich is a third year Communications and Theater Arts major who is also in the college's Improv Troupe. Malissa Marlow, also a junior, is a Thousand Oaks High School graduate who has already appeared in productions of Spring Awakening (as Martha), Night of the Living Dead (as Corpse on The Stairs - really!), and Songs for a New World (Woman 1). Leah Dalrymple, also from Thousand Oaks High, is making her musical debut at CLU, but has received a Vee-Cee award for her performance as Fran Kubelik in Promises, Promises at Moorpark College. We talked with all three this week about this very funny show, which is packing in audiences at the CLU Black Box Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TURN OF THE SCREW Ghost Story Presented Unconventionally in a No-Frills Space
by Shari Barrett - Apr 25, 2016

I am always interested in seeing a conventional play being presented in an unconventional way. So when I heard about director Blake Silver undertaking a production of Henry James THE TURN OF THE SCREW adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, produced by Haldane Morris, and presented lit only by flashlights held by audience members in a room seating only 20, I knew it would be no like other production of the ghost story I had ever seen before. And I was right. (more...)

Revel's Launch of New Designs Puts a Novel Spin on Wine Storage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Revel Custom Wine Cellars has launched two new wine racking systems to complement its award-winning wine cellar components. The "Designer Series" and the "Revel-ution Series" embrace modern styling and materials while upholding the extreme user friendliness and bottle visibility for which the brand has become known. The new materials and efficient designs connect with the current trend of placing wine displays in unconventional locations such as under The Stairs, in a quaint alcove, a man cave or front and center in the kitchen. (more...)

BWW Feature: FUSION FORUM: Cool Right Now
by Devon Hoffman - Apr 14, 2016

What is the FUSION forum? A 'cultural collider,' as Dennis Gromelski (Executive Director of FUSION, New Mexico's longest-running professional theater company) explains: Similar to the goals of the particle collider in CERN, the Fusion Forum will bring charged artists together to unfold the secrets of the universe. (more...)

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