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BWW Reviews: THE DISH at Capital Fringe is Risky Foodie Fun
by Heather Nadolny - Jul 23, 2014

Cupcakes! 14th St! Pho! THE DISH, currently running as part of Capital Fringe, gives audiences a somewhat tumultuous glance at fame and the DC food scene. (more...)

First-Ever MASTERCHEF Cruise Unveils Event Itinerary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The MASTERCHEF Cruise announced today the line up of programming for the first-ever seven-day culinary journey sailing to the Caribbean Nov. 8-15, 2014. Foodies and fans of America's most-watched cooking competition series MASTERCHEF (Mondays, 8:00pm ET/PT on FOX) will hone their culinary skills while getting up close and personal With their favorite series talent With over 15 hours of event programming including Pressure Tests, Mystery Box Challenges, MasterChef Trivia, Tag Team Challenges, cocktail parties, meet and greets and more. (more...)

Sally Kirkland Set for Live Episode of TELL ALL WITH RYAN O'CONNOR at Rockwell Table & Stage, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Ryan O'Connor and TEL ALL PRODUCTIONS have announced that joining Ryan O'Connor and Jason Powell for their first ever LIVE episode of their hit podcast, Tell All With Ryan O'Connor, will be Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee, Sally Kirkland. (more...)

EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES, SIMPLY BARBRA, Joe Stilgoe and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Crazy Coqs has announced its September 2014 schedule in Piccadilly, London. Details below! (more...)

Epic Theatre's 2014-15 Season to Focus on Relationships, Featuring BAD JEWS and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Epic Theatre Company's just-announced 2014-2015 season will include works by playwrights including Ruhl, Chekhov, Harmon, and more. The upcoming season will feature nine plays, including six Rhode Island Premieres. (more...)

Gemma Bodinetz to Direct Bristol Old Vic's JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Artistic Director Gemma Bodinetz will direct Sean O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock in a major co-production With Bristol Old Vic. The cast will be led by Niamh Cusack as the eponymous Juno and Des McAleer as her husband Jack Boyle. The production is at Bristol Old Vic from 5 to 27 September before moving to the Liverpool Playhouse from 1 to 18 October. (more...)

Kyle Kinane, Greg Proops, Dana Gould, Bridget Everett and More to Headline UP Comedy Club This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

UP Comedy Club is known for bringing the best stand-up comedy talent in the country to Chicago. This fall's line-up features many of the best-known names in comedy, including UP favorites Kyle Kinane and Greg Proops, returning to the UP stage once again after countless sold-out shows. Also returning to UP are Nick Thune, Moshe Kasher and Dana Gould. Appearing at UP for the first time are Bridget Everett and Dave Hill, Judah Friedlander, Jeff Ross, Yannis Pappas, Jerrod Carmichael and Todd Glass. Each show includes a feature stand-up comic and a local emcee who hosts the evening. (more...)

Grayson Perry Portraits to Be Exhibited at National Portrait Gallery, Beg. 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Politician Chris Huhne, a young female-to-male transsexual, Northern Ireland Loyalist marchers, and X-Factor and Celebrity Big Brother contestant Rylan Clark are among the subjects of a new display by Grayson Perry, to open at the National Portrait Gallery this autumn, and to be featured on his new Channel 4 series. (more...)

SEX AND THE CITY: LIVE! Opens This Week at the Victoria Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Sex and the City: LIVE! is back With two brand new episodes. The show plays a limited engagement for 3 weekends only, July 24 - Aug. 10, 2014 - Thurs., Fri., Sat. - 8:00 pm / Sun at 7:00 pm at the Victoria Theatre - 2961 16th St. (btwn. Mission & Capp Sts.) SF, CA 94103. (more...)

VIDEO: 'BULLETS' Star Zach Braff Re-enacts His Broadway-Themed Bar Mitzvah on 'Late Night'
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Braff spoke about his musical theater-themed Bar Mitzvah and even re-enacted the live action centerpieces, featuring actors dressed as characters from Broadway shows. (more...)

VIDEO: Bleachers Perform New Single 'Rollercoaster' on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

On last night's LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS, music guest Bleachers performed their hit single, 'Rollercoaster' for the live studio audience. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

University of Adelaide Alumni and Current Students Presents Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND, 8/5 - 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Theatre Guild is delighted that their August production of No Man's Land by Harold Pinter features both a past and the newly-elected Chair of the Theatre Guild in its small cast of four. (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHELORETTE on ABC - Monday, July 28, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 22, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE BACHELORETTE, airing on ABC on Monday, July 28, 2014! (more...)

Tim Quartier, Lianne Marie Dobbs & More Join Cast of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership With UCF has announced partial casting for LES MISERABLES. (more...)

Theatre at the Center to Present WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, 9/11-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 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, September 11 through October 12, With a press opening on September 14. With an irresistible Latin-infused score by Tony Award-nominated David Yazbek and book by Jeffrey Lane (the team behind past Theatre at the Center hit DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS) WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN is a touching and hilarious story of a group of women whose relationships With men lead to a whirlwind of emotions- love as they find them, confusion as they lose them and passion when they need them. This regional premiere is directed by William Pullinsi With Choreography by Danny Herman and Musical Direction and Orchestrations by William Underwood. (more...)

CTC to Close 25th Anniversary Season with THE AMISH PROJECT, 8/14-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Chester Theatre Company will complete its 25th Anniversary Season With Jessica Dickey's THE AMISH PROJECT. The production, which runs from August 14th through August 24th at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, will feature CTC favorite Allison McLemore, star of last season's smash hit production of Tryst. (more...)

VIDEO: 5 Seconds of Summer Perform 'She Looks so Perfect', 'Amnesia' on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Crowds gathered at New York's Rockefeller Plaza as early as last Thursday to get a front row seat for Australian pop/punk band 5 Seconds of Summer, who performed on this morning's TODAY on NBC. (more...)

VIDEO: Rachel McAdams Cringes Over Resurfaced 'Notebook' Audition Tape on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Rachel McAdams stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to talk about her new spy thriller 'A Most Wanted Man.' (more...)

Rough Haired Pointer to Present FRED & MADGE World Premiere at The Hope Theatre, Sept 15-Oct 11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Rough Haired Pointer and Adam Spreadbury-Maher present the world premiere of JOE ORTON'S FRED & MADGE at The Hope Theatre, Islington, this September (more...)

40th Anniversary Edition of Frank Zappa's Apostrophe(') Now on 180-Gram Vinyl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST presents more freshly remastered music With the 40th Anniversary Edition of Frank Zappa's Apostrophe(') (more...)

BoHo Theatre to Present DOGFIGHT, ORDINARY DAYS & More in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Following up the success of its landmark 10th anniversary season, BoHo Theatre has announced its lineup for its 11th Season. BoHo has gained widespread acclaim for the quality and range of its programming, including leading Chicago With the most non-Equity Jeff Award nominations for the past two years. In choosing its next season, BoHo continues its commitment to celebrating the Bohemian Pillars of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Love and exploring them through the lens of human relationships. (more...)

Hannah John-Kamen & More Join Cast of New Syfy Scripted Series KILLJOYS
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Syfy, Space and Temple Street Productions announced today that Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore and Luke Macfarlane have been cast as the leads in the upcoming original space adventure drama series Killjoys. (more...)

Yuko Sawa Releases 'Heaven, Hell, and in Between'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

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Scoop: NCIS on CBS - Tuesday, August 12, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 22, 2014

Get all the scoop on NCIS, airing on CBS on Tuesday, August 12, 2014! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Family Arts Center's Production of LES MISERABLES is an Absolute Masterpiece
by Nyderah Williams - Jul 22, 2014

Houston Family Arts Center's production of LES MISERABLES is a riveting masterpiece! It evokes the spirit and themes of compassion, revenge and above all human transformation. (more...)

Les Enfant Terribles to Make 13th Edinburgh Appearance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Greenwich Theatre, one of London's foremost Off-West End theatres has over the past 5 years become one of the country's leading supporters of young and emerging theatre companies. With its Edinburgh profile rising year on year, five productions are supported at this year's festival across the Pleasance, C venues and Assembly. (more...)

Esther Spina to Release 'The Ambitious Woman', 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

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Shattered Globe's THE WHALESHIP ESSEX to Run 8/29-10/11 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Shattered Globe Theatre will launch 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 August 29 - 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. The press performance is Wednesday, September 3 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company's 'VANYA & SONIA' to Begin 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

With a healthy dose of hilarity, heart and humility Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike joins the Bernstein repertory With director Matthew Penn at the helm. Christopher Durang's Tony-award winning homage to Chekhov leaves no stone unturned when it comes to family dynamics, sibling rivalries, love, lust, hopes and dreams in this razor sharp comedy. The stalwart cast includes audience favorites Tod Randolph and Elizabeth Aspenlieder, and S&Co. newcomers Jim Frangione, Angel Moore, Mat Leonard and Olivia Saccomanno. Performances run in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre August 6 - September 14. Press Opening is Friday, August 15 at 8:00pm. To RSVP or for interview opportunities contact Communications & Press Director Elizabeth Aspenlieder: aspenlieder@shakespeare.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Dan Aykroyd 'Proud' to Star in New James Brown Biopic GET ON UP
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Funnyman Dan Aykroyd stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about starring in the new James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' as the legendary soul man's manager. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TAME. Offers Stirring Drama at Capital Fringe
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 21, 2014

'TAME.' is one of those plays in this year's Capital Fringe Festival that's a bit of a rarity among all of the zany offerings. It's something new, something inspired by the classics, something that offers a rich story, and something that's very well-acted. It actually turned out to be one of the offerings this year that I enjoyed the most. (more...)

VIDEO: Kate Hudson Talks New Film 'Wish I Was Here' on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Oscar-nominated actress Kate Hudson stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about her new film 'Wish I Was Here' co-starring Zach Braff. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH NOEL, TWO SHOTS and More to Round Out Actors Theatre's 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Actors Theatre's first-ever No Sweat (For You) Summer Season heads into the final four weeks With two plays and three cabaret-style concerts surrounding the main productions of The Book Club Play (through Aug. 17) and The Cottage" (through Aug. 10) at Black Theatre Troupe, 1333 E. Washington St. in Phoenix. (more...)

Chicago Theatre Week to Expand in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Due to overwhelming success, Chicago Theatre Week is expanding in 2015. The upcoming celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago is returning for its third year and will take place February 12 - 22, 2015, spanning a week and two full weekends for the first time. More than 100 productions are expected to participate as part of the 2015 lineup. Chicago Theatre Week is presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership With Choose Chicago. (more...)

About Face to Stage METHTACULAR! at Theater Wit, 8/21-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

About Face Theatre, in association With Justin Brill, will launch its 2014-15 season With Methtacular!, written and performed by Steven Strafford and directed by Adam Fitzgerald. In this Chicago premiere, Strafford shares his brutally honest and often comedic story of survival in the underground world of Chicago's crystal meth scene. Methtacular! plays August 21 - September 28, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.aboufacetheatre.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, August 24 at 4 pm. (more...)

EVIL DEAD - THE MUSICAL Coming to Chicago's Broadway Playhouse this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced that Evil Dead - The Musical, winner of the 2007 Dora Audience Choice Award as Toronto's favorite show, unleashes its mayhem and fun on the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E Chestnut) for a limited engagement from September 23 through October 12, 2014. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, July 22 at 10 a.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Shakespeare Goes to the Frat House in Post5 Theatre's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
by Patrick Brassell - Jul 21, 2014

The lines aren't ancient at all; the dialogue makes perfect sense, the jokes become hilarious, and the physical comedy is as well-played as a Three Stooges routine. (more...)

Karsh Kale, Midlake, Allen Toussaint, The Deslondes and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/23-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming lineup for the next couple weeks, July 23-August 3, 2014. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Reviews: ONCE's Absorbing Love Story Rocks the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Jul 20, 2014

Once/book by Enda Walsh/music & lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova/directed by John Tiffany/Pantages Theatre/through August 10 (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Hats Off! An Elaine Stritch Memorial
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 18, 2014

Today we are saluting one of Broadway's brassiest, bawdiest and best-loved leading ladies in honor of her death this week, the one and only Elaine Stritch. (more...)

Sommore to Make Suncoast Showroom Debut, 8/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Actress and comedienne Sommore brings her stand-up routine to the Suncoast Showroom August 30 and 31. (more...)

FYI Network to Premiere New Original Series RED HOT DESIGN, 8/15
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

FYI's new one-hour series, “Red Hot Design,” follows Shasta Smith, a cutting edge interior designer, and her team of talented “grease monkeys” (more...)

UNITED WE STAND to Premiere at Lantern Theatre, Begin. 24 Sept
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

A new play based on the story of 'Shrewsbury 24' when 24 building workers were accused and three jailed for violent picketing and intimidating workers in Shropshire in 1973 is set to have its world premiere this autumn. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS at TUTS: Bawdy And Big-Hearted
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Jul 18, 2014

BWW Reviews: TUTS' THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS At TUTS (more...)

BWW Interview: Chicago's Dynamic Duo AMY AND FREDDY Headline The Copa Palm Springs, Beginning Tonight
by David Green - Jul 18, 2014

The COPA PALM SPRINGS presents Chicago, music and comedy legends Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen for two performances, July 18 and 19 at 8:00 pm. Amy and Freddy have graced the stages coast-to-coast, both large and small, and in over 20 countries With their one-of-a-kind Wit and musical prowess. They have had the pleasure of opening and sharing the spotlight With some familiar (and some not so familiar) names including Kathy Griffin, Mary Wilson and the Supremes, Phyllis Diller, Bea Arthur, Jennifer Holiday and Judy Gold to name a few. In 2009, Amy & Freddy were featured on national television on Entertainment Tonight as part of their work With the NBC reality show "America's Got Talent. They are also the proud multi-recipients of both the Gay Chicago Magazine "After Dark" and Chicago Free Press "Pressie" awards. I had the chance to chat With Amy and Freddy about their upcoming engagement at THE COPA and more - here are a few excerpts from that conversation: (more...)

VIDEO: Julie Bowen Talks 'Planes: Fire & Rescue' on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

On last night's LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS, 'Modern Family' star Julie Bowen stopped by to talk about the new Disney movie 'Planes: Fire and Rescue' in which she lends her voice. (more...)

VIDEO: Mick Jagger Talks New Film 'Get On Up', Tragic Loss of His Girlfriend on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

In an exclusive interview With TODAY's Matt Lauer, Mick Jagger talked about his new film, 'Get On Up' and the loss of his girlfriend. (more...)

Toumani & Sidiki Set to Kick Off Fall 2014 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Mali's Toumani Diabaté is widely recognized as the greatest living kora player. The Observer has deemed him “one of the world's pre-eminent musicians in any genre.” (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Begins 7/31 at Randolph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Toronto's musical theatre fans awaiting the Christmas release of Disney's Into the Woods will be able to get a summertime fairy tale fix With the Randolph Academy's production of the Stephen Sondheim musical. The Academy's 2014 graduating class presents Into the Woods, directed and choreographed by Timothy French, from July 31 to August 9, 2014 at the Randolph Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Regis Philbin Announces Reunion with Co-Host Kathie Lee on LATE NIGHT!
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Regis Philbin stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS and announced that he will reunite With his former 'Live' co-host Kathie Lee Gifford. (more...)

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