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Huntington to Close 2013-14 Season with Lydia R. Diamond's SMART PEOPLE, Begin. 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company concludes its 2013-2014 Season With Smart People, a sharp and provocative new comedy by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Lydia R. Diamond. Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (The Power of Duff) helms the newest play from the author of the Huntington's 2010 hit production of Stick Fly. Performances of Smart People begin at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA on May 23. Due to popular demand, the run has been extended to Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Happy 450th Birthday, William Shakespeare!
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 24, 2014

Today we are turning our attention to the world's most famous playwright on the 450th anniversary of his birth this week - the incomparable Bard himself, William Shakespeare. (more...)

VIDEO: Olivia Newton-John: New Vegas Show is 'Journey Through My Life'
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Olivia Newton-John stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to chat about 'Summer Nights', her new show at Las Vegas' Flamingo Hotel in which she performs a medley of her hits. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kathryn Meisle, Steel Burkhardt & More to Join Lily Rabe in Shakespeare in the Park's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, the first show of The Public's 2014 season of free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte. Directed by Jack O'Brien, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING begins previews on Tuesday, June 3 and runs through Sunday, July 6, With an official press opening on Monday, June 16. (more...)

Elysium Ensemble's Greg Dikmans and Lucinda Moon and Cellist Hilary Kleinig to Perform at Elder Hall, May 11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Greg Dikmans and Lucinda Moon of the Elysium Ensemble are joined by Adelaide-based cellist, Hilary Kleinig in the Elder Perspectives Series on Sunday May 11 at 3 pm. (more...)

BEAUTY'S LEGACY Set for Brighton Fringe, Begin. 3 May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

This Fringe the exciting new company The Keeper's Daughter hit Brighton With a thrilling new comedy sci-fi Beauty's Legacy, a modern day adaptation of the classic thriller Frankenstein. Bringing comedy, drama and a little bit of medical madness to the Dukebox Theatre between Saturday 3 - Monday 5 May and Friday 30 - Saturday 31 May. 'There can be few small theatre companies around today able to rival the Wit, originality and vigour of The Keeper's Daughter.' Diss Express on Dracula! (more...)

BWW Reviews: JEEVES AND WOOSTER IN PERFECT NONSENSE, Duke of York's Theatre, April 23 2014
by Gary Naylor - Apr 24, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a splendid adaptation of Wodehouse delivered With style and no little skill. The words that PG Wodehouse wrote simply leap off the page - the sparkling Wit, the shimmering similes, the warm generosity (more...)

Is Audra McDonald-Led LADY DAY a Play or a Musical? Tony Committee Decides Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Tony Awards Administration Committee meets for the final time tomorrow, April 25, to determine the fates of the 2013-14 season's productions. And if they decide LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL is a 'play With music' rather than a musical, leading lady Audra McDonald, who stars as Billie Holiday, will have the chance to win a Tony for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Play -- her only category Without a Tony trophy. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre to Present TYRANT, 5/24-6/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Sideshow Theatre Company concludes its 2013-14 season With the world premiere of TYRANT by Artistic Associate Kathleen Akerley, co-directed by Kathleen Akerley and Ensemble Member Megan A. Smith, playing May 24 - June 29, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for TYRANT are available at www.theaterWit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling 773-975-8150. The press opening is Saturday, May 31 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Annie' is Grown Up & A Total Mess on SETH MEYERS
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Little Orphan Annie is all grown up and a total mess! The iconic Broadway character stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

ERIC & JESSIE: GAME ON Among E!'s May Programming HIghlights
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

ERIC & JESSIE: GAME ON Among E!'s May Programming HIghlights (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sharp Tongues in Seattle Rep's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
by Jay Irwin - Apr 24, 2014

As Americans we tend to love to Witness a good familial car wreck. That's why dysfunctional family dramas are so popular (not to mention the hoards of people behaving badly on reality TV). But long before the Weston's of Osage County hurled their first insult or popped their first pill, George and Martha of Edward Albee's classic dark comedy “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, currently playing at the Seattle Rep, were knocking back two or three or 15 stiff ones and letting the secrets and venom fly. And Albee's play feels just as fresh today as it ever has, due in no small part to this pitch perfect production. So I guess bad manners never go out of style. (more...)

Civic Theatre to Close 2013-14 Season with URINETOWN, 5/2-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Civic Theatre will present the finale to its 2013-2014 main stage season With the irreverent, laugh-out-loud Tony-winning musical, "Urinetown" opening on Friday, May 2 With performances through Sunday, May 18. Civic's Artistic Director William Sanders directs and choreographs this musical that won 2002 Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score and has been hailed as one of the most original musicals of the last 20 years. All performances will be held at Civic's historic Nineteenth Street Theatre at 527 N. 19th Street in Allentown. Special discounted tickets are available for performances on opening weekend. Please call the box office or visit www.CivicTheatre.com for more information. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Modern Family's Sofia Vergara Stops by LATE NIGHT
by - Apr 23, 2014

The Modern Family beauty Sofia Vergara stopped by last night's LATE SHOW WitH SETH MEYERS on NBC. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

VIDEO: 'Game of Thrones' Natalie Dormer Chats Purple Wedding on LATE NIGHT
by - Apr 23, 2014

'Game of Thrones' Natalie Dormer stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS to chat about filming the Purple Wedding. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

THE RAP GUIDE TO EVOLUTION Set for Fairfax Studio, 6-7 June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Following a five month sold-out season off-Broadway, New York-based Canadian - born rapper Baba Brinkman is preparing to shake up Melbourne With The Rap Guide to Evolution at Arts Centre Melbourne's Fairfax Studio on Friday 6 June and Saturday 7 June 2014. As part of a national tour Arts Centre Melbourne, in association With Merrigong Theatre Company, presents a unique species of hip-hop theatre combining the Wit, poetry and charisma of a great rapper With the accuracy of a scientific expert to communicate the facts of evolution and origins of hip-hop culture. (more...)

Wanda Sykes to Host TrevorLIVE in New York at Marriott Marquis, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Trevor Project has announced that five-time Emmy Award-winning comedian Wanda Sykes will host TrevorLIVE in New York (TrevorLIVE NY) on June 16th at the Marriott Marquis, presented by Wells Fargo. (more...)

Berkeley Repertory Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's 'THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE', Begin. 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre welcomes back Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner for the West Coast premiere of his latest play, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures, an epic tale of love, family, sex, money, and politics. Kushner reunites With one of his favorite collaborators, Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone, to bring this sweeping drama to the Roda Theatre. With his trademark mix of soaring intellect and searing emotion, the legendary writer unfurls a poignant story about an Italian family in Brooklyn. When retired longshoreman Gus Marcantonio decides to die, his kids come home With a raucous parade of lovers and spouses to find that even the house keeps secrets. A portrait of a dysfunctional family filled With weighty dialogue, humor, and passion, Kushner's four-act play previews Friday, May 16, opens on Wednesday, May 21, and runs through Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Confesses 'I Wanted to Do a Porn Tape'
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to chat about their reality series 'Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best,' as well as some of the scandalous items on Joan's bucket list. (more...)

Wipro Limited Appraised at CMMI SVC 1.3 Level 5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

CMMI is a process improvement approach that provides organizations With the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance. (more...)

Barneys New York Releases New App For iPad Integrating Improved Shopping Functionalty And Exclusive Content
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Barneys New York announces today the release of its iPad App, creating a new way for customers to shop and engage With Barneys.com. The unique, userfriendly interface will now allow users to experience the shopping functionality found on Barneys.com seamlessly integrated With relevant and exclusive content, providing background and insight into purchases. New functions on the App include a Personal Shopping scheduling tool, the first of its kind for a luxury retailer. Created in partnership With mobile development and design firm Fueled, the App is now available for complimentary download through the Apple iTunes store. (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Eichner Talks 'Billy On the Street' on SETH MEYERS
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Funnyman Billy Eichner stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT on NBC to talk about the third season of his show 'Billy on the Street,' which featured host Seth Meyers. (more...)

Highlights from LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS Monologue - 4/21
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Below, check out monologue highlights from last night's 'Late Night With Seth Meyers' on NBC. (more...)

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 22, 2014

All of Broadway's biggest stars aligned at the Booth Theatre last night to celebrate opening night of The Velocity of Autumn, a 90-minute powder keg dark comedy by Eric Coble. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat With the evening's guests before the curtain went up, and you can check out interviews With Laura Osnes, Rory O'Malley, Christopher Sieber, Patrick Page, Gabriel Ebert and more below! (more...)

Richard Dresser's BELOW THE BELT to Open 5/8 at Westbeth Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Delving into the darkly absurd corners of corporate America and middle-man-purgatory, director Michael Sladek makes his NYC stage debut With a fresh production of Below the Belt by acclaimed playwright, Richard Dresser. Presented by Black Lodge Theater, the work will be staged in the old boiler room of the iconic Westbeth Center for the Arts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Estelle Parsons & Stephen Spinella Take Opening Night Bows in THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 22, 2014

The Velocity of Autumn is a 90-minute powder keg dark comedy by Eric Coble that stars Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde, 'Roseanne') and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella (Angels in America, Lincoln, '24'), is directed by Molly Smith and opened last night, April 21, 2014 at the Booth Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and below you can check out photos from the first curtain call! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MURDER FOR TWO Welcomes THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN to Broadway
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2014

In the video below, the writers of MURDER FOR TWO as they play you one of the songs they definitely(!) wrote from the new Broadway hit, The Velocity of Autumn. Check it out below! (more...)

Scoop: NCIS on CBS - Tuesday, May 13, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 22, 2014

Get all the scoop on NCIS, airing on CBS on Tuesday, May 13, 2014! (more...)

European Arts Company to Launch UK Tour of THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE from May 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

European Arts Company is set to tour to 43 venues in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland With a new show about the libel and criminal trials of Oscar Wilde. The Trials of Oscar Wilde has been co-written With Merlin Holland who is Oscar Wilde's grandson and author of 'Irish Peacock and Scarlet Marquess: The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde'. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN's Red Carpet Arrivals!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 22, 2014

The Velocity of Autumn is a 90-minute powder keg dark comedy by Eric Coble that stars Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde, 'Roseanne') and two-time Tony Award winnerStephen Spinella (Angels in America, Lincoln, '24'), is directed by Molly Smith and opened last night, April 21, 2014 at the Booth Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and below you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet arrivals! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with Estelle Parsons and the Company of THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 22, 2014

All of Broadway's biggest stars aligned at the Booth Theatre last night to celebrate opening night ofThe Velocity of Autumn, a 90-minute powder keg dark comedy by Eric Coble. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was at Sardi's to chat With the company at the after party, and you can check out interviews With the cast and creative team below! (more...)

VIDEO: Jason Derulo Performs 'Talk Dirty' on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Jason Derulo stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS to perform his hit song, 'Talk Direty to Me.' Check out the performance below! (more...)

Street Corner Arts to Stage Nicky Silver's THE ALTRUISTS, 5/2-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Street Corner Arts is back again! This time With the razor-sharp Wit of Nicky Silver! (more...)

VIDEO: Senator John McCain Stops by SETH MEYERS
by - Apr 22, 2014

Senator John McCain stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS on NBC. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Photo Flash: New CASA VALENTINA Production Shots with Patrick Page, Reed Birney, Gabriel Ebert and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of CASA VALENTINA, the play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello is now in previews for a Wednesday, April 23, 2014 opening on Broadway at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld has new photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

Raven Theatre Sets Summer Camps
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

For 2014, Raven Theatre will offer five summer camps providing training in theatre arts for kids age 5 and up, including a special high school intensive camp. Sessions are either one or two-weeks long, held Mondays-Fridays from 9 am to 4 pm, With optional half-day sessions (9 am -12 noon) available for children ages 5 -9 only. Students can choose a focus on either musical theater or general performance techniques. Sessions are tailored for different skill levels, so whether the student is a beginner looking to learn the basics of performance or a more advanced actor looking to hone their skills, Raven's team of professional teaching artists will help the student feel the confidence to contribute and the courage to try something new. Each session culminates in a showcase production for family and friends. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN Company Celebrates Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 22, 2014

Just last night, April 21, Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde, 'Roseanne') and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella (Angels in America, Lincoln, '24') celebrated opening night of The Velocity of Autumn- a 90-minute powder keg dark comedy by Eric Coble. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night, and below, you can check out photos from inside the after party! (more...)

Wipro Cited as a Global Leader in IDC MarketScape on Enterprise Mobility
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

IDC evaluated 14 service providers on 117 criteria as part of its IDC MarketScape on the mADTMI services market. Relative to other vendors discussed in the report, and based on feedback from customer references, Wipro's capabilities and forward-looking strategy positioned it as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape. Wipro was also rated favourably for offering a wide variety of pricing options that enable buyers to engage in models ranging from traditional pricing, pay-per-use, and shared risk/outcome-based models. (more...)

Kwame Kwei-Armah's LET THERE BE LOVE to be Featured in A.C.T.'s 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

A.C.T. kicks off its 2014-15 season With the West Coast premiere of the Signature Theatre production of Old Hats (September 10-October 5, 2014), starring Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner. Using music, technology, and movement - plus a few other tricks up their sleeves - Old Hats combines the inimitable magic, slapstick and hilarity of Irwin and Shiner into a wild and remarkable outing of theater for generations old and new. Directed by Tina Landau, Old Hats was the recipient of the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience and the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revue. Old Hats marks the first collaboration for Irwin and Shiner since the smash Broadway hit Fool Moon, which set A.C.T. box office records during its sold-out 1998 run and their return engagement in 2001. Press night for Old Hats will be on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: John Oliver Talks New HBO series on TODAY
by - Apr 21, 2014

Comedian John Oliver, formerly of Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show', stopped by this morning's Today to talk about his new series 'Last Week Tonight', in which he will recap the week's news every Sunday. (more...)

VIDEO: 'The Voice' Coaches Talk Performing Together & More on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

On this morning's TODAY, the foursome talked about their relationship both on and off screen including performing together. (more...)

Lucy Owen, Max Baker, Cara Seymour & More to Join Greta Gerwig in MCC's THE VILLAGE BIKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced that indie film star Greta Gerwig will now be joined by Max Baker, Jason Butler Harner, Lucy Owen, Cara Seymour, and Scott Shepherd in the American premiere of Penelope Skinner's celebrated play The Village Bike, the final production of MCC's 2013-14 Main Stage season. This completes casting. The Village Bike-which begins rehearsals today-will be directed by Sam Gold, who recently directed the much-raved new musical Fun Home and this season's The Realistic Jones on Broadway. The Village Bike will premiere at The Lucille Lortel Theatre(121 Christopher Street, NYC) beginning May 22, 2014 With an official opening on June 10, 2014. Tickets for The Village Bike are now on sale atwww.mcctheater.org. (more...)

SiriusXM and NBC News to Launch Exclusive 'TODAY Show Radio' Channel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ SiriusXM and NBC News will launch TODAY Show Radio on June 26, making the NBC morning program available to radio listeners for the first time ever. The announcement was made this morning on TODAY.  The new channel will give SiriusXM listeners across the country access to live audio feeds of TODAY from both coasts, including replays.  SiriusXM will be the exclusive audio home of TODAY. (more...)

PIPPIN, NEWSIES, CHICAGO & More Set for National Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The National Theatre announces its 2014-15 season, which includes four Washington, D.C., premieres. The coming season's Broadway at the National features Tony® Award-winners Pippin and Newsies, both of which will play multiple-week engagements, as well asDirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage, which begins its North American tour in the nation's capital. (more...)

SiriusXM & NBC Announce Launch of TODAY Show Radio Channel
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

SiriusXM and NBC News this morning announced the launch of TODAY Show Radio Channel. (more...)

Scoop: NCIS on CBS - Monday, May 12, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 21, 2014

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

VIDEO: 'Mindy Project's Ed Weeks Talks Show Predictions on Today
by - Apr 21, 2014

Ed Weeks, who plays the smooth-talking British doctor on THE MINDY PROJECT stopped by NBC's TODAY to talk about accents, wearing a fatsuit and the fate of characters Mindy and Danny. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Producer Van Dean Shares How to Help Newtown's 12.14 Foundation Through THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 21, 2014

Following the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, the 12.14 Foundation was created With the mission of building a landmark Performing Arts Centre in Newtown, Connecticut, in memory of those lost on December 14, 2012. The foundation aims to develop a premier Academy of the Arts With help from local, national, and international collaborations. Through the collective efforts and contributions of local craftsmen and artisans, respected business professionals and corporations, and renowned designers, 12.14 will create a remembrance that expresses respect, passion, resilience and focus on a hope for the future. Now the foundation has teamed With the Broadway production of the Velocity of Autumn to give ticket-buyers an opportunity to contribute to the special cause. By simply entering discount code 'VA1214' when purchasing tickets to the play, $10 from every ticket purchased will be donated to the 12.14 Foundation. CLICK HERE to help the cause today! Producer of The Velocity of Autumn, Van Dean, has also worked extensively With the charity, having organized 'From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook' and the organization's 2013 production- Seussical. Dean took the time to chat With BroadwayWorld about the foundation's great work, future projects in Newtown, and how Broadway audiences can help. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Clear Space Theatre Company to Present AVENUE Q, 5/2-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Clear Space Theatre Company is in rehearsal for their next production - the area premiere of Avenue Q. The show, which won the 2004 Tony award for Best Original Score and Best Musical, opens in Rehoboth Beach Friday, May 2, and plays through May 18. Avenue Q stars both human and puppet characters similar to those used on Sesame Street and The Muppets, but deals With adult themes such as finding a job, questioning your sexuality, wondering why you can't find a date, racism, the true reason for the internet and finding your purpose in life. (more...)

San Jose Rep to Present Bay Area Premiere of THE BIG MEAL, 5/8-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

San Jose Repertory Theatre presents the Bay Area premiere of the critically-acclaimed The Big Meal, by Dan LeFranc, the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award Winner. This razor sharp portrait of a modern American family runs May 8 through June 1, and is directed by Kirsten Brandt, San Jose Rep's Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

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