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FROZEN Confirms Michael Grandage & Christopher Oram Will Join Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Michael Grandage and Tony and Olivier Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram are confirmed for the creative team of Frozen, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, slated to open at Broadway's St. James Theatre in spring 2018.   (more...)

The 5th Avenue Theatre's Second Annual NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals Launches This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Some of Seattle's most talented actors will be hard at work in collaboration with writers from around the country in the rehearsal halls of The 5th Avenue Theatre this month as the company's NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals launches its three week intensive development cycle this weekend. (more...)

Broadway's LEWIS BLACK: BLACK TO THE FUTURE Airs on Comedy Central
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Just in time for the elections, Lewis Black returns to one of Broadway's biggest stages to take on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in LEWIS BLACK: BLACK TO THE FUTURE which is currently running as a limited engagement at the Marquis Theatre in New York City. As previously announced, Comedy Central filmed the September 26 performance, which will premiere tonight, October 7, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Amazon Prime Video Greenlights Anthology Horror Series Lore
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

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Freeform Begins Production on Original Drama Pilot THE DEEP (WT)
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Production began this week in Vancouver on Freeform's latest drama pilot THE DEEP(Working Title). (more...)

Final Casting Announced for the British Musical RUMPY PUMPY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Final casting announced for the British musical "Rumpy Pumpy!" The remarkable true story of two genteel ladies from the Hampshire Women's Institute who campaign for better conditions for Working Girls  (more...)

Emmy Winning Actress Jane Seymour Cast in Pilot of CMT's HIS WIVES & DAUGHTERS
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

CMT today announced that Golden Globe® and Emmy Award®-winning actress Jane Seymour (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” “Wedding Crashers”) has been cast in the upcoming pilot HIS WIVES & DAUGHTERS (more...)

David Bowie and Enda Walsh's LAZARUS Begins Rehearsals Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Rehearsals begin today for the European premiere of David Bowie and Enda Walsh's LAZARUS, ahead of preview performances from Tuesday 25 October in a brand new 900-seater venue at Kings Cross Theatre built specifically for the production. Playing for 13 WEEKS ONLY until Sunday 22 January 2017, LAZARUS will have its official opening night on Tuesday 8 November 2016. (more...)

Flash, Bang! Chichester's HALF A SIXPENCE to Transfer to the West End This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Following rave reviews and a record-breaking run in Chichester, Cameron Mackintosh has announced the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed hit musical 'HALF A SIXPENCE' - which he co-produced with Chichester Festival Theatre - introducing the sensational new star Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps. (more...)

CMT's STEVE AUSTIN'S BROKEN SKULL CHALLENGE Returns for New Season, 11/13
by TV News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

CMT today revealed the premiere date and first look trailer for the eagerly-awaited return of the Director's Guild of America Award-winning ultimate competition show, STEVE AUSTIN'S BROKEN SKULL CHALLENGE, which is set to return on Sunday, November 13 (more...)

Washington Ballet Announces FRONTIER as First Commissioned Work; Reaffirms Commitment to Live Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Artistic Director Julie Kent is pleased to announce details of her first-ever commissioned work, Frontier (Working Title), choreographed by Ethan Stiefel for The Washington Ballet. The work is inspired by President Kennedy and his aspirations for America as a leader of artistic, cultural and intellectual excellence. His historic May 25, 1961 "urgent needs" address to the United States Congress serves as the impetus for this work. This speech launched what became a legacy in U.S. space travel and exploration with a determination for the United States to be the first to land a man on the moon. The President and First Lady focused national attention on the role of the arts in a country and the need for a nation to represent itself through its art. They also encouraged the development of Washington as a cultural center. The President was an advocate for America's ability to educate and develop individuals in cultural, intellectual and artistic endeavors. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Tour to Open at The Bristol Hippodrome This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool), Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). (more...)

LAZARUS, Starring Michael C. Hall, Begins Tonight in London
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The European premiere of David Bowie and Enda Walsh's Lazarus begins tonight, October 25, in a brand-new, 900-seat venue at Kings Cross Theatre, London. (more...)

NELL GWYNN Returns to Shakespeare's Globe Following UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

English Touring Theatre today announces that following its UK tour, Jessica Swale's Olivier Award-winning Nell Gwynn, starring Laura Pitt-Pulford in the title role, returns to Shakespeare's Globe for a two week run from 2 - 13 May 2017.  (more...)

Baltimore Independent Dance Artists Announces Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

Announcing BIDA's season, a diverse selection of original, evening length dance/movement works from independent artists in Baltimore. This nomadic season is in its inaugural year. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look! In Rehearsal with RUMPY PUMPY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

When Jean Johnson and Shirley Landels, two brave ladies from the Hampshire Women's Institute, decide to campaign for the decriminalisation of prostitution and to improve conditions for working girls everywhere, brothel madame, Holly Spencer, gets in touch. She has the perfect brothel these ladies could be looking for! Holly quips: 'You ladies make the tea and we'll bring the crumpets!' As the two con icting worlds collide, comedy and chaos ensue in this very British comedy musical. (more...)

Comedy Central Greenlights THE HIGH COURT WITH DOUG BENSON to Series
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Real cases. Real plaintiffs. Real high judge. The 'highest court in the land' just took on a new meaning in THE HIGH COURT', a new Comedy Central series from comedian Doug Benson (more...)

Comedy Central Greenlights THE HIGH COURT with Doug Benson to Series
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Real cases. Real plaintiffs. Real high judge. The “highest court in the land” just took on a new meaning in “The High Court,” a new Comedy Central series from comedian Doug Benson, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central. Set to premiere in early 2017, “THC,” is a fifteen-minute strip series featuring “Judge Doug” as he gets high and rules on real small claims court cases. Executive produced by Benson, Bruce Smith, JASH's Daniel Kellison and Propagate's Ben Silverman, Howard Owens and Kevin Healey, “The High Court” concept is loosely born from Benson and JASH's popular YouTube show, “Getting Doug with High.” (more...)

Fire + Rain, A Streamlined Weather App Launches in The App Store
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

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CMT Names Shaleen Desai Vice President of Scripted Programming
by TV News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Shaleen Desai has been named Vice President of Scripted Programming for CMT, it was announced today by Jayson Dinsmore, Executive Vice President of Development and Programming for CMT, to whom he will report. (more...)

BettySoo and Michael Fracasso to Play Rockwood Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

BettySoo & Michael Fracasso will perform on Friday, November 11th, at ROCKWOOD Music Hall (185 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002) at 7:00pm. (more...)

James Corden Joins Voice Cast of Sony Animation's EMOJIMOVIE: EXPRESS YOURSELF
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Sony Pictures Animation announced today that Emmy and Tony award winner James Corden (Into the Woods) and Emmy nominee Ilana Glazer (Broad City) would join previously announced T.J. Miller (Deadpool) to lead the cast of summer 2017's animated comedy EMOJIMOVIE: EXPRESS YOURSELF. (more...)

LA Songwriter Bob Beland Releases Highly Anticipated New Album 'Left Of Center'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Much to the anticipation of music aficionados worldwide, renowned LA songwriter Bob Beland is releasing his new album “Left Of Center” on his own independent label Wrong Way Works! (more...)

Gail O'Grady & Jeff Kober Join CMT Pilot HIS WIVES & DAUGHTERS
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

CMT today announced the addition of Emmy Award®-nominee Gail O'Grady (“NYPD Blue,” “American Dreams”) and Jeff Kober (“The Walking Dead,” “Sons of Anarchy”) to its cast for the upcoming pilotHIS WIVES & DAUGHTERS. (more...)

CMT Greenlights IF I LEAVE HERE TOMORROW: A FILM ABOUT LYNYRD SKYNYRD
by TV News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

On the heels of the critical and commercial success of its first five original documentaries, CMT today announced it has greenlit and begun production on IF I LEAVE HERE TOMORROW: A FILM ABOUT LYNYRD SKYNYRD (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RUMPY PUMPY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

British musical "Rumpy Pumpy!" is the remarkable true story of two genteel ladies from the Hampshire Women's Institute who campaign for better conditions for Working Girls  (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - When One Door Closes Another One Opens
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Nov 29, 2016

On November 19th, we played our last performance of Our Town at the University of New Haven. Every show had a unique element to it. Thanks to our dramaturg, Dr. Margaret Savilonis, and our helpful reliable team of ushers, the program contained an insert asking us what we would put into a time capsule, referring to the Act 1 speech from the Narrator. At the end of the show, to the audiences amazement, they walked out to the lobby which had their answers (which were collected at intermission) projected onto an image of the night sky. Like any show, we were sad to see it end. We learned about each other and ourselves through this process and we grew closer as a department.  (more...)

Greg Schaffer Launches TEMPTATIONS OF THE INNOCENT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Indie writing organization Second Chance Publishing announces the release of Greg Schaffer's new novel, Temptations of the Innocent, the prequel to the acclaimed novel Forgiveness. (more...)

A&E Teams with Entertainment Weekly for 22ND ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

A&E Network and Entertainment Weekly, in conjunction with the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), today announced a multi-platform content and promotional partnership for the 22ND ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS (more...)

CMT Rounds Out Cast of HIS WIVES & DAUGHTERS Pilot
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

CMT is adding actor/recording artist Tyler Hilton (“Extant,” “One Tree Hill”), Kurt Fuller (“Midnight in Paris,” “Better with You”), Maria Canals-Barrera (“Wizards of Waverly Place”), Molly McCook (“The Ranch”), Christina Moore (“True Blood,” “90210”) and Talia Tabin (“The Grinder,” “Parks and Recreation”) to its upcoming pilot HIS WIVES & DAUGHTERS (more...)

A.R.T./New York Sets 2017 Season at New Performance Spaces
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, New York City's leading service and advocacy organization for nonprofit theatre, today announced its initial roster of programming through June 2017 - to be presented by 11 nonprofit companies - at its new A.R.T./NEW YORK THEATRES (the Gural and Mezzanine), two affordable, state-of-the-art performance spaces located at 502 West 53rd Street - designed by award-winning architect Toshiko Mori. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Tours of NELL GWYNN and SILVER LINING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

English Touring Theatre's Artistic Director Richard Twyman today announces full casting for the tours of Jessica Swale's Olivier Award-winning Nell Gwynn and the world premiere of Sandi Toksvig's Silver Lining.  (more...)

WAM Theatre Girls Ensemble to Present WHAT'S THAT SOUND?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The Second Cohort of WAM Theatre's Girls Ensemble program will be presenting a public performance of their original theatre piece, currently titled What's That Sound?, on Friday, February 17 at 7:30 pm in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre at Shakespeare & Company. (more...)

ONCE UPON A TIME's Ginnifer Goodwin to Star in CONSTELLATIONS at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time, Big Love) will make her Los Angeles stage debut as Marianne in Constellations. The play, which was a critical hit when it opened on Broadway in 2015, is written by Nick Payne and directed by Giovanna Sardelli (Geffen Playhouse's Guards at the Taj). (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Opens Next Week at Wheelock Family Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

BILLY ELLIOT runs January 27th - February 26th at Wheelock Family Theatre. (more...)

Rising Stars and Chicago Vets Sign on for SYCAMORE Premiere at Raven Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A cast of rising young actors and Chicago veterans has been announced for Raven Theatre Company's world premiere production of Sycamore, by Sarah Sander, to be directed by visiting artist Devon de Mayo. (more...)

JAY LENO'S GARAGE & More Set for CNBC's New & Returning Expanded Primetime Slate
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

CNBC is moving full speed ahead ramping up the network's signature business-based primetime slate. (more...)

Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks Set for New TBS Animated Series THE COPS
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Turner's TBS has greenlit ten episodes of the animated series THE COPS (Working Title), starring and co-created by Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks. (more...)

AMC Orders New Documentary Series JAMES CAMERON'S STORY OF SCIENCE FICTION
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

AMC announced today from the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour that it has greenlit a new documentary series, JAMES CAMERON'S STORY OF SCIENCE FICTION (more...)

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals Announces Ryan Reynolds as 2017 Man of The Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces producer and Golden Globe nominated actor, RYAN REYNOLDS as the recipient of its 2017 Man of the Year Award. (more...)

PARTICIPANT MEDIA PARTNERS WITH LIONSGATE TO REPRESENT INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS TO UPCOMING FEATURE FILM SLATE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

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Center on Halsted to Host Free Reading of Raven Theatre Company's SYCAMORE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Center on Halsted will host a reading of Raven Theatre Company's world premiere production of Sycamore in the Hoover - Leppen Theatre on Friday, February 17 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Ian Ziering & Tara Reid to Return for Syfy's SHARKNADO 5
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Syfy and The Asylum announced today that Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will again star in SHARKNADO 5 (Working Title), reprising their roles as shark-fighting heroes Fin Shepard and April Wexler. (more...)

Time Inc & Jerry Bruckheimer TV to Develop SPORTS ILLUSTRATED: TRUE CRIME Series
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Time Inc.'s Sports Illustrated (SI) and Jerry Bruckheimer TV (JBTV), have formed a development partnership to create a new series: SPORTS ILLUSTRATED: TRUE CRIME (Working Title). (more...)

RoseAnne Spradlin Becomes New York Live Arts '17-'18 Randjelovic/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

New York Live Arts, under the artistic leadership of world renowned choreographer, National Medal of Arts, MacArthur "Genius" Award and Kennedy Center Honors winner Bill T. Jones and Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, announced RoseAnne Spradlin as the 2017-18 Randjelovic/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA). (more...)

Back to Back Theatre Expands Into Screen Production
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Driven by an ensemble of actors with intellectual disabilities, Geelong's Back to Back Theatre is considered one of Australia's most important cultural exporters of contemporary theatre. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Announces 'The Mind/Body Connection' 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble announces its 2017 Season, 'The Mind/Body Connection.' The season includes three new plays linked under this mind/body connection and told from distinctly female perspectives. These bold works explore how we separate our primal, instinctive physical beings from our intellectual and emotional selves. The season will be performed at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

Jonathan Larson's Cut Tunes from RENT and More to Debut in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Jonathan Larson's work continues to live on, this time in concert. (more...)

Maddie Hasson, & More Join Cast of YouTube's Sci-Fi Thriller Pilot IMPULSE
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and YouTube revealed the casting for the pilot IMPULSE (Working Title), a 60-minute genre-bending action-thriller directed and executive produced by Hypnotic's Doug Liman ('Bourne Identity,' 'Live. Die. Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow'). (more...)

Lumberyard Sets 2017 NYC Season at The Kitchen
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts (formerly American Dance Institute) is pleased to announce its 2017 season at The Kitchen, which will comprise the premieres of five new contemporary performance works. (more...)

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