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Contestants to Dance to 'Favorite Jam', Sia to Perform 'Chandelier' on DANCING WITH THE STARS
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

It's #myjammonday this week on 'Dancing With the Stars.' The 12 remaining celebrities dance to their favorite songs on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

VIDEO: Funnyman Randy Liedtke Stops by LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Funnyman Randy Liedtke stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS to treat the audience to his hilarious stand-up comedy. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Adam Levine Talks New Season of 'The Voice' on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about the upcoming season of 'The Voice' With new coaches Gwen Stafani and Pharrell Williams. (more...)

Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Jonathan Tropper, the internationally bestselling author of the novels Plan B, The Book of Joe,Everything Changes, How to Talk to a Widower, This Is Where I Leave You and One Last Thing Before I Go, is one of the Shelf staff's favorite authors, and we have been eagerly awaiting the film version ofThis Is Where I Leave You (Plume, $16 paperback), released today. The movie trailer promises all the Wit mixed With family tension we've come to expect from his books, and Jason Bateman is the perfect actor to bring to life one of Tropper's deftly limned male characters. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet's Dreamy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Katricia Lang - Sep 19, 2014

Toto, we're not in Athens anymore. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS on NBC
by TV Scoop - Sep 19, 2014

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS, airing on NBC (more...)

Jillian Weingart, Jesse Dornan & More to Lead Brown Paper Box Co.'s SPIKE HEELS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Brown Paper Box Co. has announced the cast for their upcoming production, SPIKE HEELS, by Theresa Rebeck. (more...)

VIDEO: Jhene Aiko Performs New Single 'The Pressure' on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Rising singer/songwriter Jhene Aiko stopped by this morning's TODAY to perform an acoustical version of her latest single, 'The Pressure' as part of the Toyota Concert Series. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MacTheatre Has Definitely Got It and Flaunts It in THE PRODUCERS
by Wendi Reichstein - Sep 19, 2014

"I really, really miss high school theatre." This was the first thought I had as I entered, sat and watched, and exited McCallum Fine Arts Academy' production of The Producers. Because I first-handedly know how much work- and how much fun- it is to spend countless hours rehearsing (need to interject that these dedicated students spent their summer rehearsing for this show), running the show countless times, and making several costume and set changes, showstopping numbers, and putting on a beloved Broadway musical on their high school stage look easy. And MacTheatre pulled it off. (more...)

ABC Reveals Official Poster Art for Season 2 of MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

ABC has released the official poster for Season Two of the hit drama series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The show premieres Tuesday, September 23, 9:00-10:00 p.m. Get a first look below! (more...)

James Snyder, Dave Liebman Band & More Set for Birdland, Week of 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for September 29 - October 5, featuring Dave Liebman Big Band, If/Then's James Snyder, Kurt Elling, Jay Leonhart Duo, and more! (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, September 22, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 19, 2014

Get all the scoop on DANCING WitH THE STARS, airing on ABC on Monday, September 22, 2014! (more...)

Photo Flash: RICHARD III and EAST IS EAST Cast Attend Q&A with Artistic Director, Jamie Lloyd
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Jamie Lloyd Productions, Trafalgar Transformed, Richard III and East is East full cast hand over event and Q&A led by artistic director, Jamie Lloyd, on Wednesday 17 September. (more...)

VIDEO: Julianna Margulies Talks Emmy Win, New Season of 'The Good Wife' on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Julianna Margulies talks recent Emmy win and the upcoming season of 'The Good Wife' on last night's LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS. Check out clips from the appearance below! (more...)

TOsketchfest to Welcome Bruce McCulloch in YOUNG DRUNK PUNK, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (TOsketchfest) presents YOUNG DRUNK PUNK, written and performed by Kids in the Hall funny-man Bruce McCulloch, live onstage Tuesday, October 21, 2014. This special live performance will launch McCulloch's new book Let's Start a Riot: How A Young Drunk Punk became A Hollywood Dad, and includes a book signing and post-show reception. (more...)

Court Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Court Theatre and American Blues Theater announce an extension to the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will now run September 11 - October 19, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Griffin Theatre's TITANIC to Play Theater Wit, 10/18-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Griffin Theatre Company will launch its 2014-15 season With a new, intimate version of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical TITANIC, With music and lyrics by Maury Yeston (Nine, Phantom), book by Peter Stone (Woman of the Year, 1776), new orchestrations by Ian Weinberger, directed by Scott Weinstein (Griffin Theatre's Spelling Bee, Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Seussical) and music direction by Elizabeth Doran (Timeline's Juno). TITANIC will play October 18 - December 7, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.theaterWit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. The press opening is Sunday, October 26 at 7 pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROCK BOTTOM Offers Raunch Without Wit
by Michael Dale - Sep 18, 2014

Bridget Everett's obsessively aggressive raunchiness gets tiresome very quickly. (more...)

Theatre Royal Plymouth to Present ANOTHER PLACE, Begin. 6 November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Theatre Royal Plymouth presents the world premiere of a new play by leading playwright DC Moore (Alaska, The Empire), continuing the theatre's outstanding commitment to the very best of new writing. The production will open on 10 November 2014 (previews from 6 November 2014). (more...)

BWW Preview: GREY'S ANATOMY Opens New Doors, After Disappointing Goodbyes
by Desiree Fantal - Sep 18, 2014

Those familiar With the busy halls of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital knows that this is a place where bad things happen fairly often. People stroke out after getting new hearts, they shove their hands into body cavities to stop bombs, they get hit by buses, they get held hostage, they're electrocuted; and then there are the actual medical issues that destroy your emotional stability and make you very wary of Web MD. (more...)

VIDEO: Tina Fey Talks New Film, SNL & More on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Tina Fey stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS to talk about her new film and her days on SNL. Check out clips from the appearance below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shattered Globe's THE WHALESHIP ESSEX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Shattered Globe Theatre launched its 24th season With the Midwest premiere of the nautical drama THE WHALESHIP ESSEX by Founding Ensemble Member Joe Forbrich, directed by Lou Contey, playing through October 11, 2014 at its resident home, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.theaterWit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. (more...)

Women's Project Theater's 2014-15 Season to Feature Works by Cori Thomas, Kate Benson & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of new Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Interim Executive Producer Jessica R. Jenen has announced the four plays in its 2014-15 season, continuing the theater's 37 year commitment to producing the finest work by women in the theater. Beginning in October, WP Theater's season will include new work by Cori Thomas (My Secret Language of Wishes), directed by Daniella Topol (Charles Ives take Me Home, Row After Row); Kate Benson (Lee Miller), directed by Lee Sunday Evans (The Play About My Dad); Tanya Barfield (The Call, Blue Door), directed by Leigh Silverman (Violet--Tony Nominee, Chinglish, Well), and Laura Eason (Sex With Strangers, "House of Cards"), directed by Kirsten Kelly (Slipping). (more...)

The Dallas Opera to Present THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, Opening 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The Dallas Opera's thrilling season-opening production of the 2014-2015 'Heights of Passion' Season is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, a revolutionary romantic comedy filled With memorable music and unforgettable characters. The Marriage of Figaro opens on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District at 2403 Flora Street. (more...)

Waterbury Festival Playhouse to Present THE UNDERPANTS Begin. 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The Waterbury Festival Playhouse, home to professional theater in Central Vermont, in Waterbury Center, presents "The Underpants", written by Carl Sternheim and adapted by Steve Martin. (more...)

Michael Shannon to Present Jennifer Engstrom's EXCUSE MY DUST (A DOROTHY PARKER PORTFOLIO) at SoHo Playhouse Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Michael Shannon will present the New York Premiere of EXCUSE MY DUST (A DOROTHY PARKER PORTFOLIO), written and performed by Jennifer Engstrom. Directed by Darren Lee Cole, previews begin October 10 at SoHo Playhouse With opening night set for Sunday, October 19. (more...)

Leading Theaters from Chicago, Los Angeles, NYC & More Receive 2014 National Theatre Company Grants
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The American Theatre Wing has announced the recipients of its 2014 National Theatre Company Grants. This year's recipients are: Amphibian Stage Productions (Fort Worth, Texas), Ars Nova (New York, New York), Forum Theatre (Silver Spring, Maryland), Keen Company (New York, New York), PlayGround (San Francisco, California) , Red Bull Theater (New York, NY), Rogue Machine Theatre (Los Angeles, California), The House Theatre of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois), the TEAM (Brooklyn, New York), Theater Wit (Chicago, Illinois), Theatre B (Fargo, North Dakota), and Williamston Theatre (Williamston, Michigan). (more...)

Dallas Opera to Premiere New Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

DALLAS, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 —The Dallas Opera's thrilling season-opening production of the 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, a revolutionary romantic comedy filled With memorable music and unforgettable characters. The Marriage of Figaro opens on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District at 2403 Flora Street. (more...)

UPDATE: Audra McDonald 'Considering' Role in HELLO AGAIN Film Adaptation; No Deal in Place
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Despite previous reports, six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald's involvement in the film adaptation of Michael John LaChuisa's HELLO AGAIN is not yet a done deal. (more...)

VIDEO: Dan Stevens Explains Decision to Leave 'Downton Abbey' & More on TODAY
by Movies News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Dan Stevens stopped by this morning's TODAY to discuss his new films, 'The Guest' and 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' and explain his decision to leave the popular historical drama 'Downton Abbey' after three seasons. (more...)

Lindsay Lohan Shares Selfies From SPEED-THE-PLOW Rehearsals
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 18, 2014

Stage newcomer Lindsay Lohan is set to make her West End debut next month in David Mamet's oft-revived drama SPEED-THE-PLOW and a new look behind the scenes of rehearsals for the play are now available to view, courtesy of Lohan herself. (more...)

Melissa Rivers to Make First TV Appearance Since Passing of Joan Rivers on Special E! Tribute
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Joan's daughter, Melissa will make her first TV appearance since the passing of her mother when she joins Fashion Police's Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos for a 90-minute special honoring the legendary comedienne. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS on NBC
by TV Scoop - Sep 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS, airing on NBC (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS on NBC
by TV Scoop - Sep 17, 2014

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS, airing on NBC (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Open 40th Anniversary Season with DETROIT, 10/10-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company opens its 40th Anniversary season With the Pulitzer Prize finalist Detroit by Lisa D'Amour running October 10-November 9 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Directed by Maria Mileaf, the cast features K.O. DelMarcelle, Tom McCarthy, Genevieve Perrier, Steven Rishard, and Matteo J. Scammell. (more...)

Atlanta Technology Leaders Hosts Special Edition: Women in Technology on Business RadioX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

ATLANTA, GA - Monica Glass Thornton, President and CEO of Women in Technology (Wit), was featured on the September 11, 2014 segment of Atlanta Technology Leaders. (more...)

Audra McDonald to Star in Film Version of Sexual Tryst-Themed Musical HELLO AGAIN
by Movies News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The uber-talented star is set to appear in a film version of a musical titled HELLO AGAIN, which Friedman describes as a look into 'sexual trysts set over several generations.' (more...)

STG Presents DAME EDNA'S GLORIOUS GOODBYE - THE FAREWELL TOUR, January
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

In a side-splitting, historic finale, Dame Edna Everage (Barry Humphries) is capping a spectacular career spanning 50 years of bravura showmanship in this farewell celebratory show at the Moore Theatre, January 15-18, 2015. Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye - The Farewell Tour will give audiences the chance to bid farewell to the incomparable Dame Edna, arguably Australia's greatest entertainment export. Tickets are on sale now! (more...)

BWW Recap: RED BAND SOCIETY Series Premiere Brings All the Feels
by Scott Fullerton - Sep 17, 2014

Fasten your seatbelts BroadwayWorld readers, it's time to take a ride With my recaps and reviews of Fox's highly touted new Young Adult, (YA to those demographic groupies) series: THE RED BAND SOCIETY. An up-and-coming, good-looking cast of tweens, and their caretakers in life's travels, is about to take off like a beer run in a stolen plastic surgeons convertible. (more...)

Lindsay Lohan Tweets From SPEED-THE-PLOW Rehearsals
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 17, 2014

Screen star and tabloid target Lindsay Lohan is set to make her West End debut next month in David Mamet's oft-revived drama SPEED-THE-PLOW and a new look behind the scenes of rehearsals for the play are now available to view, courtesy of Lohan herself. (more...)

E! to Celebrate Joan Rivers with Full Day of Special Programming, 9/19
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

E! is celebrating the laughter that comedy icon Joan Rivers brought to viewers around the world With 'Joan Day' on Friday, September 19th. (more...)

VIDEO: Craig Ferguson Shares Hosting Advice with Seth Meyers on LATE NIGHT
by - Sep 17, 2014

On last night's LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS, Craig Ferguson stopped by to talk about his new game show, 'Celebrity Name Game'. He also had some hosting advice for Meyers. (more...)

VIDEO: Octavia Spencer Talks New Fall Drama Series on LATE NIGHT
by - Sep 17, 2014

Octavia Spencer stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS to talk about her new FOX drama series 'Red Band Society.' Check out clips from the appearance below! (more...)

Craig Ferguson to Guest on Tonight's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

CBS late night host Craig Ferguson will stop by tonight's LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS on NBC. Below, check out the listings for the show for September 16 – September 23: (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE' at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

In its first professional production since its Broadway debut, the musical comedy WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN makes its Chicago area premiere in a brand new production at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, now through October 12, With a press opening on September 21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Mirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & More
by Alan Henry - Sep 16, 2014

David Mirvish has finalized all the details and shows for his 2014-15 line-up of shows. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and nine bonus shows not on subscription. That brings the total to a record 19 shows for the 2014-15 season. (more...)

Pirates and Vaudeville to Bring Family Fun to the Waterfront Museum Barge, 9/28-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

This year Red Hook's antique wooden barge is celebrating its 100th birthday With old-time family entertainment. Sponsored by Investors Bank & Brooklyn Bridge Realty, this series of two one-man performances features two Sunday spectaculars by a vaudeville comedian and a Pirate. Fall Family Fun entertainment aboard the historic Waterfront Museum & Showboat Barge Sundays, September 28 and October 5 at 1pm. First Come, First Served. (more...)

James Announce North American Tour Date; New Album Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Legendary UK band James today released their critically acclaimed studio album titled “La Petite Mort” (BMG Chrysalis), now available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and in all good record stores nationwide. (more...)

CEW Productions to Offer Industry Reading of CASTLE IN THE AIR, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

CEW Productions will produce an Industry reading of Brooke Ciardelli and Oscar Blustin's new adaptation of Alan Melville's Castle in the Air on Monday, September 22 at 5pm at the Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St. Ethan Paulini will direct a cast that includes Tim Booth, Mac Brydon, Tessa Faye, Chris Flockton and Rachel Pickup.Tickets are free and can be obtained by visiting http://www.eventbrite.com/e/castle-in-the-air-industry-reading-tickets-12726377939 (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale With sophisticated satire. (more...)

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