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Victoria Theatre Association Adds ELF THE MUSICAL, RAIN & More to 2016-17 Projects Unlimited Star Attractions
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Victoria Theatre Association announces the addition of several titles to the 2016-2017 Projects Unlimited Star Attractions. New titles include the return of humorist author DAVID SEDARIS and popular Beatles tribute band, RAIN. In addition to the previously announced ELF THE MUSICAL, illusionist MIKE SUPER joins the Star Attractions lineup. Tickets will be available (see below for dates) at Ticket Center Stage, located in the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, by phone at 937-228-3630 or 888-228-3630, and online at www.ticketcenterstage.com. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Ensler Premieres IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD at A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - May 24, 2016

At one point during her new one-woman play IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD, based on her highly acclaimed 2013 memoir of the same name, Eve Ensler repeats a phrase over and over to one of her doctors: "You're going to radiate my vagina. Radiate. My vagina. Radiate. My vagina. Radiate. My. Vagina." A pause, and then: "Do you know who I am?" (more...)

Nashville-Area Auditions Calendar 5/24/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2016

Theaters and production companies throughout Middle Tennessee are looking for directors, crew members and cast members for several upcoming productions, including Young Frankenstein at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts and Peter and the Starcatcher at Dickson's Renaissance Players. (more...)

Capital Stage to Wrap 2015-16 Season with THE TOTALITARIANS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Capital Stage completes its 2015/16 Season With the Sacramento Premiere of The Totalitarians by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, directed by Capital Stage Co-Founder Peter Mohrmann. This 'Riotous political comedy' - Bay Area Reporter, takes the audience on the campaign trail With retired roller derby star turned candidate for Lt. Governor, Penelope Easter! A dark political satire that promises to be the perfect tonic for this election year's headaches, The Totalitarians will run from June 22 through July 24, 2016 With a Press Opening on Saturday, June 25 at 8pm. (more...)

Know Theatre Sets 19th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Know Theatre is ready to rekindle your sense of wonder in Season 19. Join us and explore the stories we tell ourselves and each other: stories that amuse, that enlighten, and that help us to make sense of the world around us. (more...)

Pear Theatre Announces 2016/17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Pear Theatre is proud to announce its 2016/2017 season, an intriguing blend of classic stage works and contemporary gems. In this, its 15thseason, the Pear is offering special discounts to dual subscribers; patrons who purchase two full subscriptions earn a complimentary ticket to be used at any time during the season (subject to availability). All performances are held at the Pear Theatre's new space at 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. For subscriptions and individual tickets the public may visit www.thepear.org or call (650) 254-1148. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Project Shaw Presents CEASAR AND CLEOPATRA
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 24, 2016

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continues its 11th Season With its 113th concert presentation With George Bernard Shaw's CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA last night at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special night below! (more...)

Jeff Award Winner Max McLean Returning to Chicago in C.S. LEWIS ONSTAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Fellowship for Performing Arts is proud to announce its triumphant return to Chicago With a new production. Equity Jeff Award winner Max McLean (Mark's Gospel, The Screwtape Letters) stars in the one-man/one-act show C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert, July 23-August 14 at Chicago's Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave. Tickets, $55-$59, go on sale this Friday, May 27. "$30 under 30" tickets will be available to audience members age 30 and younger, subject to availability. Press performances are Wednesday, July 27 through Saturday, July 30.  For information, visit CSLewisOnstage.com (more...)

DI AND VIV AND ROSE Opens Next Week at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Last seen on the West End, Amelia Bullmore's new play Di and Viv and Rose crackles With wisdom and Wit. (more...)

VIDEO: Bryson Tiller Performs 'Exchange' on LATE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, music guest Bryson Tiller made his network television debut performing 'Exchange' for the studio audience. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Scoop: NCIS on CBS - Tuesday, June 14, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 24, 2016

Get all the scoop on NCIS, airing on CBS on Tuesday, June 14, 2016! (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) has announced 16 new events and performances for 2016-2017, featuring world-class performances in music, dance, comedy, speakers and family entertainment.  Tickets will be available to members of Luther Burbank Center for the Arts beginning Monday, May 23, 2016 and on sale to the general public on Friday, June 3, 2016 at noon. Tickets and memberships may be purchased online at lutherburbankcenter.org, by phone at 707.546.3600 or in person at the box office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa (open daily, 12 - 6 p.m.). (more...)

Inside THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: Christopher Gattelli
by Misha Davenport - May 23, 2016

Tony award-winning choreographer Christopher Gattelli chats about bringing the undersea world of Bikini Bottom to life. (more...)

BWW Review: Joe Morton Spectacular as Dick Gregory in Gretchen Law's Dynamic TURN ME LOOSE
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

The actor convincingly recreates the finesse, the sublimated anger and the stinging Wit of the comedy trailblazer and civil rights activist. (more...)

Dashnight Productions to Premiere CHOPS, 7/7-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Dashnight Productions is delighted to present the World Premiere of CHOPS, previewing July 7, running through August 14, With press opening on Thursday, July 14 at 8 p.m. at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

EUDORA WELTY - MISSISSIPPI STORIES to Open at Theatre Row This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Summoners Ensemble Theatre, the team behind A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House featuring John Kevin Jones, is pleased to announce that Eudora Welty - Mississippi Stories, adapted from the works of Eudora Welty by Voices of the South and Gloria Baxter, will debut in New York this summer at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

BWW Review: Opulent AMADEUS Revival Fancies Up South Coast Rep Stage
by Michael L. Quintos - May 23, 2016

To close out its current season, Orange County's Tony-winning regional theater South Coast Repertory has chosen to mount an opulent, high-caliber revival of Peter Shaffer's 1979 play AMADEUS, which continues performances in Costa Mesa through June 5, 2016. The recipient of the 1981 Tony Award for Best Play, AMADEUS most notably became the basis for Milos Forman's Academy Award-winning (and, yes, arguably, much more readily known) 1984 film of the same name. For SCR's season-ender---engagingly directed by Kent Nicholson---the rather lengthy play is presented With much of the visual grandness one expects from an antiquated period piece, particularly from this particular theater company. And as an added bonus, the play is performed by a cast of incredible, seasoned actors that winningly transports its audience to a time and place centuries ago. So is it worth revisiting the tug-of-war between Salieri and Mozart? If it is South Coast Rep's visually-stunning production, then the answer is an enthusiastic 'yes.' (more...)

DELIVER HER by Patricia Perry Donovan is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

To what lengths should a parent go to rescue a child? DELIVER HER, a debut novel by journalist Patricia Perry Donovan, is a searing exploration of a daughter's grief, a mother's desperation, and an endless highway of deception. In DELIVER HER, Meg Carmody is heartbroken for her teenage daughter Alex and desperate to get the teen's life back on track. At her Wit's end, the mother makes a fateful call to a transporter who specializes in shuttling troubled teens to therapeutic programs, unbeknownst to her estranged husband. But when the transport of the tormented teen goes awry-and Alex goes missing-Meg must face the consequences of her decision and her deception. The hunt for Alex reveals that Meg is not the only one keeping secrets. The fictional Carmodys of DELIVER HER are among thousands of distraught families across the United States who engage a youth transport service to deliver an at-risk child to a designated treatment facility, boarding school or wellness program. This crisis intervention is frequently employed in the wake of troubling behavior such as substance abuse, addiction or violence. A family saga told from multiple points of view-mother, daughter and transporter-DELIVER HER has garnered nearly 350 five-star reviews at amazon.com since its April 1, 2016 release. Susan Breen, author of The Fiction Class and the upcoming Maggie Dove mystery series, hails it as 'A perfect book club book-a powerful story about a mother's efforts to save a daughter who seems to be going out of control. It's a story about love and family and betrayal; how you can mess things up when you're trying to do the right thing.' Ms. Donovan will discuss DELIVER HER and sign copies of her book on Sunday, May 22, 2015 from 1-3 pm at BookTowne, 171 Main Street, Manasquan, N.J. To RSVP to this event, call 732.722.7255 or email events@BookTowne.com About DELIVER HER: Issued by Lake Union Publishing, DELIVER HER is available at BookTowne or may be ordered in paperback, audio and digital formats from amazon.com: http://ow.ly/ICGT300jXFT About the Author: Patricia Perry Donovan is a journalist who writes about healthcare. Her fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals. She was a 2012 winner of The Book Doctors' Pitchapalooza competition for aspiring authors. The mother of two grown daughters, Ms. Donovan lives at the Jersey Shore With her husband, where she mentors a teen service organization. She is available for book club discussions of DELIVER HER. Learn more at www.patriciaperrydonovan.com. (more...)

VIDEO: 5 Things You Never Knew About Wendy Williams Revealed!
by - May 20, 2016

Wendy Williams stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT and revealed five true fun facts about herself. Watch clips from the apperance below! (more...)

VIDEO: NEIGHBORS Star Zac Efron Reveals: 'Seth Rogen Used to Hate Me'
by - May 20, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Zac Efron revealed that his NEIGHBORS co-star Seth Rogen used to hate him. (more...)

VIDEO: Chef Eric Ripert Talks New Book '32 Yolks' on LATE NIGHT
by - May 20, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, chef Eric Ripert talked about his book '32 Yolks' and explained how his mother inspired his love of cooking. (more...)

Imagination Theater Offers Summer Promotion for 2016 Holiday Show 'A CHRISTMAS STORY'
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

After triumphant sold-out seasons on Broadway this hilarious musical makes its Placerville debut. Imagination Theater is pleased to present A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL, directed by Brenda Lindley, opening November 25 through December 21.   (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Arielle & Adam Jacobs and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 5/20 - 5/27 on NBC
by TV Scoop - May 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS 5/20 - 5/27, airing on NBC (more...)

Laura Osnes, Bill Charlap Trio and More Coming Up This Spring at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for May 30-June 5, featuring: Bill Charlap Trio, An Evening With Laura Osnes, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

ICF International Honored with Corporate Leadership Award
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

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Sheldon Harnick, Klea Blackhurst & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' 2017 Season at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

92Y announces Lyrics & Lyricists 2017, the 47th season of the country's preeminent American Songbook series. L&L brings together top music directors, lyricists, artists and music historians to present original revues featuring award-winning Broadway and cabaret performers. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 5/19 - 5/26 on NBC
by TV Scoop - May 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS 5/19 - 5/26, airing on NBC (more...)

Designit, a Wipro company, Announces Opening of Flagship New York City Office & Membership in Partnership for New York City
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

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Tony DeSare, Bridget Barkan and More to Honor Prince at THE MEETING* at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

THE MEETING* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to Joe's Pub at The Public Theater to conclude its Spring 2016 season on Sunday, May 22 at 7:00 PM. The May show will honor the beloved late superstar Prince, With music director Tracy Stark leading a four-piece band and special musical guests Tony DeSare, Bridget Barkan, Michael Cavadias, Mark Aaron James and Ali Grieb. (more...)

FIRST LOOK: Wanda Sykes & More on CHELSEA, Streaming on Netflix
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

Below, check out clips from CHELSEA, which streams today, May 19th at 12:01AM/PST. Handler chats candidly about the 2016 election With Jon Favreau, former Director of Speechwriting for President Obama, comedian Wanda Sykes, and a highly-opinionated group of senior citizens in Florida. (more...)

VIDEO: Margaret Cho Talks New Album 'American Myth' on LATE NIGHT
by - May 19, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Margaret Cho talked about transitioning from comedy to music With her new album, 'American Myth.' Later, Cho remembers Prince. (more...)

VIDEO: David Schwimmer Talks 'People v O.J.' on LATE NIGHT
by - May 19, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, Seth recalled when David Schwimmer gave the commencement address when he graduated from Northwestern. Later, Schwimmer talks about 'The People v O.J. Simpson' in which he portrayed Robert Kardashian. (more...)

VIDEO: Sir the Baptist Perform 'Raise Hell' on LATE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, Chicago based artist Sir the Baptist made their television debut, performing 'Raise Hell' Watch the appearance below! (more...)

SoloChicago Theatre to Stage THE UNFORTUNATES at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Following its highly acclaimed inaugural production of Churchill, which played in Chicago, New York City and continues to play in several places around the country, SoloChicago Theatre is pleased to announce its second production - THE UNFORTUNATES by Australian playwright Aoise Stratford. SoloChicago Artistic Director Kurt Johns will direct the piece about survival, celebrity, violence and friendship, which begins performances June 17 at Theater Wit. (more...)

Lillias White, Annie Golden & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Lillias White, Annie Golden, T. Oliver Reid, Lady Rizo, Vivian Reed, and Nadia Quinn & Ahna O'Reilly With the Playbillies will join the previously announced headliners Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham, Gay Marshall, Carol Lipnik, Rob Maitner and Gabrielle Stravelli for the sixth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre. The event will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan) on Monday, June 6. (more...)

VIDEO: Kanye West Tells ELLEN He Doesn't Regret a Single Thing He's Tweeted
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

Kanye West had a lot to say during his sit-down With ELLEN on today's show. During the appearance, Ellen takes on Kanye in a game of quick Wit. And West shares that he doesn't regret anything he's tweeted (more...)

VIDEO: Lonely Island, Greta Gerwig & More Perform 'Second Chance Theatre' on LATE NIGHT
by - May 18, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, The Lonely Island's Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone fondly remember the SNL sketches that never made it to the air. (more...)

'Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga' Hits NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller Lists
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

NEW YORK, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Yogi, Baron Baptiste, infuses the life-changing power of yoga With his approach to inner and outer transformation in his latest book, Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga. Readers are taken beyond the foundations of their yoga practice and informed about the intricate processes that take place when poses are held in yoga. Baptiste's wisdom guides readers in the discovery of how to find fulfillment both on and off the mat. (more...)

Bay Area Playwrights Festival Opens in July
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Playwrights Foundation's 39th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) will open July 15, 2016 featuring staged readings of six acutely original, new works reflectin contemporary issues from the South/North Korean divide to institutionalized racial oppression. The plays are united by the struggles the mostly young protagonists grapple With, and by each emerging playwright's highly imaginative and poetic approach. (more...)

Slide Sets HOT WINTER CABARET SESSIONS
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

If you have a taste for the perfect pairing of sizzling winter meals With your performing artists then get along to Slide's Hot Winter cabaret sessions. (more...)

Promethean Theatre Ensemble Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Promethean Ensemble Theatre will enter its second decade With three plays that view characters and stories of the past through the eyes of modern playwrights. Leading off the season in December will be Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Moises Kaufman's 1997 biographical play about playwright Oscar Wilde's 1895 trials and ultimate conviction for the crime of homosexuality. Promethean Theatre Ensemble Artistic Director Brian Pastor will direct. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 5/18 - 5/25 on NBC
by TV Scoop - May 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS 5/18 - 5/25, airing on NBC (more...)

BWW Review: THE JUDAS KISS Has Oscar Wilde In The Gutter Looking At The Stars
by Michael Dale - May 18, 2016

Rupert Everett, is captivating in David Hare's drama of the politics of morality. (more...)

Julie Halston, Paul Reiser & More Set for Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Summer 2016 Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the July, August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. Monday nights at 8 pm. All dates are available online at www.baystreet.org or calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. All comedy performances are suggested for ages 17 and up. Comedy Club is sponsored by Saunders & Associates and The Friars Foundation. Media sponsor is Beach Magazine. (more...)

Francesco Paladino Returning to The Metropolitan Room with THE MOTHER TOUR
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Francesco Paladino: The Mother Tour will return to The Metropolitan Room, NYC, on Saturday, June 11th at 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 9:00pm) Tickets here. (more...)

Scoop: NCIS on CBS - Tuesday, June 7, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on NCIS, airing on CBS on Tuesday, June 7, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: Thoroughly Modern LILLY'S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE Dazzles First Stage Audiences
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 17, 2016

Twenty years and 21st century technology bring Kevin Henkes' beloved picture book, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse to First Stage this May and June to send their audiences into summer on a brilliant high. In a production combining three Henkes' stories, including 'Chester's Way' and 'Julius, Baby of the World,' Kevin Kling's theatrical adaptation of Henkes' tiny mice tales delightfully portray Lilly, 'Queen of the World.' Stories where Lilly discovers friendship and family carry her through those times when as Henkes wrote: 'Today was difficult, tomorrow will be better.' (more...)

Nashville-Area Auditions Calendar 5/17/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 17, 2016

Theaters and production companies throughout Middle Tennessee are looking for directors, crew members and cast members for several upcoming productions, including Young Frankenstein at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts and Peter and the Starcatcher at Dickson's Renaissance Players. (more...)

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