BWW Column: Five Things About... the JERSEY BOYS Movie
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 4, 2015

Today, I am kicking off the series with “Five Things About the JERSEY BOYS Movie,” a film that I failed to see in the theater because all of the horrendous reviews Clint Eastwood's direction received. Released in June 2014, the movie tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Based on the Tony and Grammy winning musical of the same name, the film adaptation went through a number of iterations during development. Initially Tony-winning playwright, and TV and movie scribe John Logan was to pen the screenplay and Jon Favreau (of ELF, IRON MAN, and SWINGERS fame) was slated to direct. (more...)

FoxDen Decor Earns 'Best of Houzz 2015 - Client Satisfaction' Badge
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

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Affectiva issued patent that provides video recommendation driven by emotions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

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BWW Review: Despite Solid Acting & A Classic Sartre Script, NO EXIT's No Fun
by Gil Kaan - Sep 18, 2015

Jean Paul Sartre's 1944 NO EXIT receives a sturdy mounting by the InterAct Theatre Company. Kent Minault directs his gifted cast spouting out Sartre's lines ever so trippingly and sensibly on their respective tongues. Any faster readings would have been unintelligible. Bravo to the cast for their commitment, intensity and believability in this possibly realistic situation. Who really knows what it's like to be in Hell? (more...)

truTV Orders Fifth Season of Comedy Series IMPRACTICAL JOKERS
by TV News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

truTV has renewed the show IMPRACTICAL JOKERS for a fifth season, ordering an all new round of outrageous dares and punishments that are guaranteed to keep Sal, Joe, Murr and Q looking over their shoulders for what is next. (more...)

Artie Lange Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Unleashed from the confines of commercial TV and radio, Artie Lange returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, November 7 at 8 p.m. as part of the Clark Construction Comedy Series, after a sold out show in 2014.  One of the most sought after live comedians in the business, Lange began his career in the comedy clubs of New York City, where he helped to create the popular sketch comedy group 'Live on Tape', which landed him his debut television role as one of the original series regulars on FOX's “Mad TV.” (more...)

BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Serves up a Five-Course Feast of Ballets to the Music of American Composers
by Sondra Forsyth - Oct 6, 2015

There may be no better way to chase the gloom of an unseasonably chilly and wind-whipped evening in NYC than to watch New York City Ballet's delightfully varied quintuple-bill entitled "Americana X Five". On October 2nd 2015, with Hurricane Joaquin's approach bringing on a gusty downpour, I was among the lucky dancegoers at the Koch Theater in Lincoln Center who enjoyed one of the best programs the company has offered in a long time. If you'll be in town through October 7th, don't miss the chance to see the works of four very different choreographers set to the equally wide-ranging works of a talented handful of American composers. (more...)

Buzzanza - A New Social Networking Platform - Transforms Content Discovery And Sharing For Millennials
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

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New Series to Rival 'House of Cards' Gets Two Thumbs Up From Critics Worldwide
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

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Website Launches for NYer's Only, Rant.NYC, Offering an Anonymous Platform for New Yorkers to Vent
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

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BWW Recap: Courting and Cooking on THE GOOD WIFE
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Oct 19, 2015

I forgot how funny THE GOOD WIFE is. How quick, and how cheeky. This is a fun show. The hour goes really fast when you're enjoying all the side-eye/eye-rolls/grimaces that these characters dish out to each other, whether they're mother and daughter, nearly-friends, or scheming political partners. (more...)

TWOPENCE TO CROSS THE MERSEY to Play Royal Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Following a hugely successful tour across Merseyside earlier this year, Twopence to Cross the Mersey will return for a three-week run next Autumn at the newly refurbished Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool. (more...)

CRITIC'S CHOICE: We're Back With Some Tips for Fall
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 15, 2015

We're back! After an extended absence due to The Last Five Years (we directed it to boffo notices from our critical colleagues), The 2015 First Night Honors (which played to SRO crowds at Chaffin's Barn in September) and a sense of overwhelming malaise and ennui (we are ever so dramatic at times), BWW Nashville's Critic's Choice is back on the interwebs, offering you our insights and advice on the shows that are coming up and what you should try to find time to see - or to avoid at all costs, depending on our perspective. (more...)

Artie Lange Comes to Ridgefield Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Unleashed from the confines of commercial TV and radio, Artie Lange returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse tonight, November 7 at 8 p.m. as part of the Clark Construction Comedy Series, after a sold out show in 2014.  One of the most sought after live comedians in the business, Lange began his career in the comedy clubs of New York City, where he helped to create the popular sketch comedy group 'Live on Tape', which landed him his debut television role as one of the original series regulars on FOX's “Mad TV.” (more...)

Oceanview Publishing Releases COLLISION OF CENTURIES by John J. Le Beau
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

The Story... A vicious murder with a broadsword leaves a man dead at a remote and ancient castle in the Bavarian forests. Shortly thereafter, the bubonic plague-a hideous disease believed to be eliminated centuries ago, is detected in Bavaria, killing its victims. German police Kommissar Franz Waldbaer strongly suspects a link to the castle, but his investigation is impeded by the master of the castle, the arrogant Count von Winterloch. As Waldbaer painfully extracts information from the Count, more people die, and it becomes apparent that the deadly plague is spreading-and fast. Waldbaer and his team of international infectious disease specialists find themselves on a collision course with a twisted genius who wants to plunge the world into the Dark Ages, leaving millions dead. To make matters worse, the killer has a terminal disease. With nothing to lose, he accelerates his efforts. (more...)

Valley Forge Casino Resort Sets 38 Special & Artie Lange for Thanksgiving Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Valley Forge Casino Resort (1160 First Avenue) kicks off the holidays with an all-star lineup for Thanksgiving Weekend. Legendary rock favorites 38 Special brings four decades of timeless arena-rock to King of Prussia on Black Friday, November 27, 2015. Experience Howard Stern alum and MadTV's Artie Lange as you have never heard him before on Saturday, November 28, 2015. All shows will take place in the Event Center and start at 8:00pm (doors open 7:00pm). Tickets for 38 Special are available on Ticketmaster for $34, $40 and $70, and tickets for Lange are available on Ticketmaster for $35 and $50. (more...)

AdMobilize Announces the Trifecta of Partnerships at DSE South America: Outernet by Grupo Bandeirantes, Otima, Inviron
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

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BEING THERE AWAKENINGS Hits Best Seller List in Hours
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

NEW YORK, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ On Tuesday May 17 th, Author RC Henningsen launched 'Being There Awakenings', the debut novel of the First True Fan Interactive Series of novels to readers across the US and not to his surprise within a few short hours it had reached Best Seller status. (more...)

Alba Technique's Patricia Angelin Invites Actors to Cry on Cue at NYU Gallatin's 'Dreaming the Americas' Summit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2016

Actor Training - Alba Technique's Patricia Angelin invites trained actors to cry on cue at NYU Gallatin's 'Dreaming the Americas' summit. (more...)

AiNET Announces Self-Driving Utility Vehicle Passes Road Test
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

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VIDEO: Jodi Sweetin Makes Her DWTS' Debut with FULL HOUSE Parody
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Fans know her best as Stephenie Tanner from ABC's hit series FULL HOUSE, but on last night's DANCING WITH THE STARS Season Premiere, actress Jodie Sweetin vowed to 'reinvent herself.' (more...)

BWW Review: DON QUIXOTE, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon
by Emma Cann - Mar 17, 2016

This season, the Royal Shakespeare Company celebrates not only the 400th anniversary of the death of their namesake, but also that of Miguel de Cervantes, with a brand new adaptation of Don Quixote. After a lifetime of reading books on chivalry, Don Quixote decides to embark on a quest of his own. Taking up a lance and sword, he sets out to become a wandering knight, defending the helpless and vanquishing the wicked. Hopelessly unprepared and increasingly losing his grip on reality, he travels across Spain accompanied by his faithful and equally ill-suited squire. With each calamitous adventure they experience, the romantic ideal of Quixote's books seems further away than ever. (more...)

Jim Parsons Tries Out New Caitlyn Jenner Joke in Broadway's ACT OF GOD
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 5, 2015

At last night's performance, the actor tested out an updated version of a previous joke involving former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner, now known as Caitlyn Jenner. (more...)

VIDEO: Teaser Trailer for 14th New York Asian Film Festival; Full Line-Up Announced
by Movies News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema announce the lineup today for the 2015 New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), which will take place from June 26 to July 8 at the Film Society and July 9 to 11 at SVA Theatre (333 W. 23rd Street). (more...)

iHeartRadio and Virgin America Team to Bring New Music Offerings in the Air
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's all-in-one digital music and live streaming radio service, today announced it has joined forces with Virgin America to bring a new music selection to 35,000 feet (more...)

Facebook Likes Grow Trees: 100,000 of Them
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

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Darren Criss Apologizes for Caitlyn Jenner Quip Made During HEDWIG Performance
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 26, 2015

Darren Criss, currently starring in Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, found himself in a storm of controversy after commenting on transgender 'I Am Cait' star, Caitlyn Jenner, during a recent performance of the show. (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO - Davidson Community Players
by Vickie Evans - Jun 22, 2015

Celebrating their 50th Anniversary, Davidson Community Players open their Summer season with the Tony Award-Winning Musical, Chicago. (more...)

American Well' Finds 57 Percent of Physicians Are Willing to See Patients Over Video
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

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Michael Buckley & Anneliese van der Pol to Join Off-Broadway's 'SEX TIPS' This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, the hit comedy written by Matt Murphy, based on the best-selling book by Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman, has announced that comedian and YouTube star Michael Buckley ("What The Buck?") and television and stage actress Anneliese van der Pol ("That's So Raven", Beauty and the Beast) will join the cast this summer as Dan and Robyn, for two weeks only - July 2-4 and 9-11 - at The 777 Theatre (777 Eighth Avenue, between 47th and 48th Streets). Buckley, making his Off-Broadway debut in Sex Tips, will also perform in the show's upcoming week-long run at The Provincetown Theater from August 3 - 8. (more...)

BWW Blog: Ride That Naked Bus - Reflections from a Nude Model at NYC Bodypainting Day
by Yaj . - Jul 31, 2015

We were all naked. All 100 or so of us models for the 2nd annual NYC Bodypainting Day-created by artist, Andy Golub. Andy says the event represents 'artistic expression, body acceptance, and the human connection being made by art.' I add body celebration and the human connection department took me to a level I could not have predicted. (more...)

Crust 54 Wins TripAdvisor Award for Top Restaurants in Holland, Michigan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

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ON RECORD: Sarah Stiles' Five Favorite Cast Albums- It Was Terrifying and Thrilling and I Wanted to Be a Part of It
by On Record - Jul 21, 2015

Ever wonder which Broadway tunes have inspired your favorite performers? Check back every Tuesday for ON RECORD- to find out which cast recordings have made an impact on Broadway's brightest stars. In this week's edition, we hear from Sarah Stiles, who is currently starring as 'Jessica' in Hand to God- playing at the Booth Theatre. Read on to find out her top five picks! (more...)

Stars of Broadway's AVENUE Q Return to AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, 7/21
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Stars from the Broadway production of Avenue Q, Howie Michael Smith (Princeton/Rod) andChristian Anderson(Nicky/Trekkie Monster ) make their second appearance on NBC's America's Got Talent tomorrow, July 21st. (more...)

Army Veteran Pens ADVENTURES OF SPACE CADETS 101
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Since he is disabled by a crippling disease, Army veteran Darryl Dean Wright spends most of his waking hours at the computer in his home in Elizabethton, Tennessee. 'The first manuscript Darryl sent me contained over 300,000 words,' said Karen Stone of Waldenhouse Publishers, Inc. 'I had to break it up into 3 parts even to begin to get a handle on it.' (more...)

Artie Lange to Perform at Valley Forge Casino Resort, 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Valley Forge Casino Resort (1160 First Avenue) announces that comedian, actor and writer Artie Lange will perform in the VFCR Event Center on Saturday, November 28, 2015, at 8:00pm (doors open 7:00pm). The former star from The Howard Stern Show and MadTV has appeared in feature films, co-hosts a radio show, and even produced and starred in his own film. Tickets are on sale as of today for $35-50 on Ticketmaster. (more...)

Idina Menzel Gives Thumbs Up to Channing Tatum's 'Let It Go' Lip Sync Performance
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Channing Tatum channeled his inner Queen Elsa of Arendelle for his performance of FROZEN's 'Let It Go' on last night's episode of SPIKE TV's LIP SYNC BATTLE (more...)

Check out What People Are Saying About Orlando's Holy Land Experience Faith-and-Family Theme Park
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ What are vacationers to Central Florida saying about Holy Land Experience, Orlando's one-of-a-kind faith-and-family theme park that brings the land of the Bible to life? How about this for a start: (more...)

BWW Recap: Liza (Sorta) Comes Clean, Kelsey Steps it Up on YOUNGER's Season Premiere
by Matt Smith - Jan 13, 2016

Hey, all you YOUNGER fans! Guess what?! Sutton Foster, Miriam Shor, Hilary Duff and the whole Empirical/Bed-Stuy gang is back! Last we saw them her, Liza she had her cover blown with Josh, but, because she had that irresistible charm, Josh pledged to continue dating her, anyway. I'm very much looking forward to seeing how that'll all play out this season, especially in terms of how well he'll keep her secret. Because….  (more...)

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Coming to Schimmel Center, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

More Fraggles than Wiggles, more Soul Train than Thomas the Train, 23 Skidoo is equal parts Dr. Suess and Dr. Dre! (more...)

Robert Thornhill Releases LADY JUSTICE AND THE CONSPIRACY TRIAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

'In Lady Justice and the Conspiracy Trial,' author, Robert Thornhill, continues to ask the question, 'Are we being poisoned?' Investigative reporter, Jack Carson, has been murdered, but by whom? Police arrest mob boss Carmine Marchetti, but Walt is convinced that it was the work of government assassins, sent to silence the reporter before he could expose a clandestine program that for decades had been spraying deadly chemicals into the atmosphere for weather control and defense. Will justice prevail or will the government's dirty little secret remain hidden? Lee Ashford of Reader's Favorite writes, 'Lady Justice and the Conspiracy Trial by Robert Thornhill is another brilliantly-conceived mystery/comedy novel from the biographer of Walt Williams and creator of the Lady Justice series of contemplative tales. As fresh and timely as all the stories in this series, Lady Justice and the Conspiracy Trial tackles a troubling theory gaining traction just below the surface of public consciousness. 'Whether truth or fiction, the subject matter of this story - and its immediate predecessor, Lady Justice and the Conspiracy - will have readers surreptitiously peering beyond their curtains at the sky above. 'Once again we find the intrepid Walt Williams, senior citizen extraordinaire, right in the thick of a dangerous situation. As the body count rises, Walt understandably fears for his safety and the safety of his loved ones. This time he may have bitten off more than he can chew. 'Lady Justice and the Conspiracy Trial is a must-read for anyone who has ever wondered whether the government is perhaps not always forthcoming with 'the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth' in its response to requests for information. 'Has our government conspired to foist a deadly top-secret program on our planet, or is this just an imaginative and witty tale? It will give you an adrenaline rush, regardless of what you ultimately believe. It will also give you something to think about. 'Robert Thornhill has a noteworthy talent for crafting compelling tales ripped from the headlines of our daily newspapers. Lady Justice and the Conspiracy Trial will grip you from beginning to end and may well color your dreams at night. 'Five stars and two thumbs up for Lady Justice and the Conspiracy Trial.' Robert began writing at the ripe old age of 66 and in six years has penned twenty-two novels in the Lady Justice series, the seven volume Rainbow Road series of chapter books for children, a cookbook and a mini-autobiography. During the past year, nine volumes in the Lady Justice series reached the #1 rank in the book's category on Amazon. (more...)

WIZ LIVE's Kenny Leon Offered GREASE: LIVE's Thomas Kail Running Critique During Live Broadcast
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 10, 2016

THE WIZ LIVE director Kenny Leon texted his running critique to GREASE: LIVE helmer Thomas Kail! (more...)

BWW Review: Wonderful Reimagined WIZARD OF OZ at State Theatre
by Roy Berko - Dec 4, 2015

Little did Frank Baum realize in 1900 when he wrote the book, THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, that he was creating a cottage industry. 'Chachkas' such as snow globes, stuffed Toto dogs and figurines of the characters dot many a household. Clothing, including red crystal shoes, checkered gingham 'Dorothy' dresses and Halloween costumes galore, relate aspects of the tale. (more...)

STAR WARS Surpasses FROZEN's Box Office Record; Josh Gad Gives Props
by Jessica Khan - Dec 31, 2015

FROZEN star and Broadway alum Josh Gad gave props to STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS on Instagram today after the film surpassed FROZEN's all-time box office record with $1.29 billion globally over the Disney animated musical's impressive $1.28 billion in 2013. Scroll down for Gad's post! (more...)

Donald Trump Gets Fired... By Generation Self
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

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BWW's On This Day - December 27, 2015
by - Dec 27, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Author J.K. Rowling Gives Thumbs Up to Hermione Casting for HARRY POTTER Play
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Today, Rowling turned to Twitter to further address the casting news, noting that the Hermione's ethnicity was 'never specified' in her original books. (more...)

Rice Mac, New Decatur Restaurant, Gives Back at Back to School Time
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

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Now Playing Onstage in New Hampshire - Week of 8/02/2015
by BWW - Aug 2, 2015

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BWW Review: Let the Youth Be Told in APA's New Hit SOCIAL SECURITY
by Kristen Morale - Apr 11, 2016

There are quite a few advantages of getting old, despite what many people may believe: the well-worn worries of youth are whisked away in the leveled way more mature people live their lives, self-dictated rules and personal boundaries are set as people come into their own and emotions are at bay as people gradually accept and even embrace the monotone way in which their lives are lived. Youth can still be kept alive and may even be sought after, but that shouldn't be too strenuous a task, right? Ha, no. After seeing the workings of the Academy of Performing Art's newest production of Social Security, where insecurities run rampant, youth is a perpetual theme in hilarious unforeseen ways and basically nothing is secure, the irony of this show's title alone is bound to excite and surprise anyone one believes that youth cannot be rekindled in the old at heart. (more...)

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