Palm Beach Dramaworks Launches Education InitiativePalm Beach Dramaworks Launches Education Initiative
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Thanks to a very generous donation from a member of its Board of Directors, Palm Beach Dramaworks is establishing an education department with the goal of introducing young people to the joys of theatre and encouraging and inspiring their participation in the art form. Gary Cadwallader has been named Director of Education and Community Engagement, and joined the staff on May 2. (more...)

COSMO LIVE, WAGS: MIAMI Among E!'s New Unscripted SeriesCOSMO LIVE, WAGS: MIAMI Among E!'s New Unscripted Series
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

E! announced today four new unscripted series that further build the network's dynamic slate of fan favorite, pop culture programming. (more...)

ABC Launches VR Experience to Transport Fans to DANCING WITH THE STARS BallroomABC Launches VR Experience to Transport Fans to DANCING WITH THE STARS Ballroom
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

ABC is letting viewers take the lead on DANCING WITH THE STARS. For the first time ever, fans will be able to join the pro dancers and troupe members on the ballroom floor in virtual reality. (more...)

GSN Heads Into Its 2016 with New ProgrammingGSN Heads Into Its 2016 with New Programming
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Following four consecutive years of growth, driven by an increasingly aggressive original programming slate and new youthful brand refresh, GSN is introducing at its upfront presentation today in New York City a slate of new innovative and original greenlit series, specials and pilots. (more...)

Syfy and The Asylum Announce SHARKNADO 4 CastingSyfy and The Asylum Announce SHARKNADO 4 Casting
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Syfy and The Asylum announced today that Ian Ziering will slay again in SHARKNADO 4 (Working Title), reprising his role as shark-fighting hero Fin Shepard, while Tara Reid is set to return as April Wexler to reveal the outcome of the fan-voted #AprilLives or #AprilDies social campaign. (more...)

All-New Celebrity Cast of DANCING WITH THE STARS RevealedAll-New Celebrity Cast of DANCING WITH THE STARS Revealed
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

This season's exciting new cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' will be revealed live, TODAY, MARCH 8, exclusively on 'Good Morning America' (7:00-9:00 a.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

'The Mike Stud Project (working title)' Premieres This Summer'The Mike Stud Project (working title)' Premieres This Summer
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Anyone who's ever followed a dream or pursued a passion knows you've got to have a back-up plan - but what happens when Plan B turns out to be even more ambitious than Plan A? (more...)

ABC Announces This Season's "Dancing with the Stars" Celebrity Cast Live on "Good Morning America"ABC Announces This Season's "Dancing with the Stars" Celebrity Cast Live on "Good Morning America"
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

The celebrity cast of “Dancing with the Stars” are slipping into their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance on MONDAY, MARCH 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

MCC Theater Will Break Ground on New Performance Space Later This MonthMCC Theater Will Break Ground on New Performance Space Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that it will break ground on its first permanent home on March 22, 2016. Set to open in 2018, the space will unite MCC's diverse roster of programs under one roof for the first time in the company's three-decade history. The new facility will also allow MCC to expand its programming and establish it as a cultural anchor within the Clinton neighborhood. One of New York's leading nonprofit Off-Broadway companies, the institution fosters the dynamic exchange of ideas between artists, audiences, and young people through its productions of world, American, and New York premiere plays and musicals, a robust playwright development initiative, and one of the nation's leading arts education programs. (more...)

Krystal Joy Brown, Marrick Smith & More Set for NC-17 Reading TodayKrystal Joy Brown, Marrick Smith & More Set for NC-17 Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Rodney Hicks will direct an industry reading of his new play, NC-17, today, March 7. A reading was presented at Portland Center Stage and Seattle Repertory Theatre, this past year, under the Working Title PWP. (more...)

TLC Announces New & Returning Programming at 2016 UpfrontTLC Announces New & Returning Programming at 2016 Upfront
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

TLC has been a top 10 ad–supported cable network in Prime with W25-54 for a decade, and closed out 2015 with 26 series reaching more than 1 million viewers, and eight new shows renewed for a second season. (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, April 4, 2016Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, April 4, 2016
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Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC on Monday, April 4, 2016! (more...)

New York City Ballet Spring Performances Kick Off in AprilNew York City Ballet Spring Performances Kick Off in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Today at Lincoln Center, New York City Ballet begins its Spring Season rehearsal period with the Company's 90 plus roster of dancers preparing 24 different works from its unparalleled repertory for six weeks of performances, April 19 through May 29, at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Mark Rylance, Ben Whishaw Among BAFTA TV AWARD Nominees; Full List!Mark Rylance, Ben Whishaw Among BAFTA TV AWARD Nominees; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Nominations for The British Academy Television Awards have been announced. The awards honor the very best in Television broadcast on British screens during the preceding year. (more...)

TV One Launches 2nd Annual ABFF Screenplay Competition; Deadline April 22TV One Launches 2nd Annual ABFF Screenplay Competition; Deadline April 22
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Offering budding writers the chance to showcase their talent and win the opportunity to see their project come to life, TV One announces its second annual sponsorship of the American Black Film Festival's Screenplay Competition. (more...)

Discovery Channel Announces Premiere Dates for SONIC SEA & More Impact SpecialsDiscovery Channel Announces Premiere Dates for SONIC SEA & More Impact Specials
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Discovery Channel unveiled two additional documentaries that will air as specials under the Discovery Impact banner, a slate of groundbreaking documentaries focusing on humankind's impact on the environment and what individuals and society as a whole can do to solve some of the largest problems facing the planet. (more...)

BWW Interview: Bryce McDonald Comes Home to Cumberland County PlayhouseBWW Interview: Bryce McDonald Comes Home to Cumberland County Playhouse
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 25, 2016

Should you ask Bryce McDonald to point out the year of his life in which it was changed - irrevocably, but most certainly, for the better - chances are he would have difficulty in pinning down the most significant time in his life. He might select 1984, the year he first attended a show at Cumberland County Playhouse (it was Annie), or 1996 when he first stepped onto the CCP stage as a young man (in Oliver!) or it might be 1999, when he first began to train as a stage manager at the iconic Crossville theater (again, it was Annie) that has become 'home' for countless theater artists over the years. (more...)

Bravo Orders Scripted Dark Comedy MY SO CALLED WIFE to SeriesBravo Orders Scripted Dark Comedy MY SO CALLED WIFE to Series
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Bravo Media continues its foray into scripted programming and announces a series pick-up for dark comedy “My So Called Wife” (Working Title), from Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and executive producers Adam Brooks (“Definitely, Maybe,”), who directed the pilot, and Paul Adelstein (“Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce”).  Set to premiere in 2017 with a 10-episode first season, the hour-long series follows the exploits of an unflappab (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, March 28, 2016Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, March 28, 2016
by - Mar 24, 2016

Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC on Monday, March 28, 2016! (more...)

Billy Gardell to Play 'Colonel Parker' in CMT's Adaptation of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETBilly Gardell to Play 'Colonel Parker' in CMT's Adaptation of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Mike & Molly star Billy Gardell will take on the role of Colonel Tom Parker, the legendary manager of Elvis Presley, in CMT's small screen adaptation of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Celebrates Second Anniversary on Broadway TomorrowLES MISERABLES Celebrates Second Anniversary on Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh's production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's legendary musical LES MISERABLES will celebrate its Second Anniversary Wednesday, March 23 at the Imperial Theatre (239 West 45th Street). The current Broadway version of LES MISERABLES, which will end its acclaimed run September 4, is the only production of the musical currently playing in North America.  (more...)

Photo Flash: MCC Theater Breaks Ground on New Home with Help from Zachary Quinto and MorePhoto Flash: MCC Theater Breaks Ground on New Home with Help from Zachary Quinto and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

MCC Theater broke ground today on its first permanent home, which will unite the company's diverse roster of programs under one roof for the first time in its three-decade history. MCC Artistic Directors Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, and William Cantler were joined by Executive Director Blake West, members of the Board of Directors, New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, and members of the Theater's extended community of theater artists. Scroll down for photos from the event, plus renderings of the finished project! (more...)

Camille A. Brown Wins the 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance AwardCamille A. Brown Wins the 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, a prestigious honor that carries a $25,000 cash prize, will be presented to contemporary choreographer, dancer, and artistic director Camille A. Brown in acknowledgement of her vision and outstanding contributions to the dance field. Regularly garnering acclaim for her 'vividness and versatility' (Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times), Brown holds a New York Dance and Performance ('Bessie') Award, two Princess Grace Awards, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and her work has toured nationally and internationally. The Jacob's Pillow Dance Award was established in 2007 and, in honor of its 10th anniversary, the Pillow has broadened the scope of this honor with a commitment to the artist's growth and future work. In addition to the unrestricted cash prize, this Award also includes a committed engagement for the 2017 Festival and a Creative Development Residency at Jacob's Pillow. Previous recipients of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award include the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham; MacArthur Fellows Michelle Dorrance and Kyle Abraham; and John Heginbotham of Dance Heginbotham, among others. (more...)

Pop Announces Its 2016-2017 Upfront Slate of Original ProgrammingPop Announces Its 2016-2017 Upfront Slate of Original Programming
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Pop, a television network seen in more than 80 million homes with original programming that celebrates what fans are excited about, today announced its 2016-2017 upfront slate which showcases premium original series, award-winning talent and programming that taps into cultural trends and topics. (more...)

Prince Announces Upcoming Release of MemoirPrince Announces Upcoming Release of Memoir
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Prince has announced that he is working on a memoir to be published by Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House publishing, which is expected sometime in 2017. (more...)

A&E Developing New Sketch Comedy, Music & Showcase Series 50 CENTS PRESENTSA&E Developing New Sketch Comedy, Music & Showcase Series 50 CENTS PRESENTS
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

A&E Network is in development on a new sketch comedy, music and showcase series 50 CENT PRESENTS (Working Title) developed by, starring and executive produced by renowned rapper, actor, entrepreneur Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson. (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, March 21, 2016Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, March 21, 2016
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Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC on Monday, March 21, 2016! (more...)

Chad Michael Murray to Lead CMT Series Inspired by Musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETChad Michael Murray to Lead CMT Series Inspired by Musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

CMT today announced that Chad Michael Murray ('Agent Carter,' 'Outlaws and Angels' and 'Texas Rising') will portray rock 'n' roll pioneer Sam Phillips in the upcoming scripted drama inspired by the musical 'Million Dollar Quartet.' Jennifer Holland ('American Pie Presents: The Book of Love,' 'American Horror Story') will play Sam's devoted wife Becky Phillips, while Margaret Anne Florence ('Inside Amy Schumer,' and '30 Rock')is set to play his assistant-turned-girlfriend, Marion Keisker. Production begins this spring in Memphis with the series slated to premiere this November on CMT. (more...)

Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings to Lead CONSTELLATIONS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings to Lead CONSTELLATIONS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The Old Globe just announced the complete cast and creative team of its production of Nick Payne's Broadway hit play CONSTELLATIONS, arriving April 9, directed by the Globe's own Richard Seer. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings will star in the two-person play. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 3/16/2016 - 3/18/2016This Weeks New Movies - 3/16/2016 - 3/18/2016
by BWW - Mar 13, 2016

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 3/16/2016 - 3/18/2016! (more...)

Danny Boyle in Talks to Helm MISS SAIGON Film AdaptationDanny Boyle in Talks to Helm MISS SAIGON Film Adaptation
by Jessica Khan - Mar 10, 2016

Finally, an update on the long-gestating MISS SAIGON film adaptation! Rumored since 2012 and mentioned again when the Boublil and Schonberg musical returned to the West End in 2014, the Daily Mail writes that Danny Boyle -- the director behind SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, 127 HOURS, London's 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, STEVE JOBS and more -- is in talks to helm the project for Cameron Mackintosh and Working Title. No official announcement has been made. (more...)

History to Premiere All-New Season of Hit Series TOP GEAR, 4/26History to Premiere All-New Season of Hit Series TOP GEAR, 4/26
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

HISTORY's enormously popular series TOP GEAR returns Tuesday, April 26 at 9 PM ET/PT for an all-new trailblazing season featuring exotic supercars, extreme stunts and over-the-top challenges. (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, April 11, 2016Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, April 11, 2016
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Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC on Monday, April 11, 2016! (more...)

BYUtv casts John Rhys-Davies in Holiday TV Movie WINTER THAW Based on Tolstoy's 'Martin the Cobbler'BYUtv casts John Rhys-Davies in Holiday TV Movie WINTER THAW Based on Tolstoy's 'Martin the Cobbler'
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

BYUtv, a groundbreaking High Definition cable television network, has teamed up with Kaleidoscope Pictures, an Emmy Award-winning, full-service production company, to produce WINTER THAW (more...)

Trevor Donovan Boards CMT's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETTrevor Donovan Boards CMT's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Trevor Donovan (“JL Ranch,” “Texas Rising”) is set to join the cast of CMT's new scripted drama “Million Dollar Quartet” (Working Title) as Eddy Arnold, country music and pop phenomenon with 85 million records sold and 28 No. 1 hits during his 60 year career. The son of a sharecropper, Arnold's inimitable baritone voice brought country to the masses, and made him the most popular country artist of the 20th century with hits including “Make The World Go Away.” Arnold and Elvis Presley shared much in common throughout their careers, including manager Colonel Tom Parker. Arnold has been cited as having profound influence on Elvis, who cut a number of his songs over the years. He also ranked among CMT's list of 'The 40 Greatest Men of Country Music.' (more...)

Taye Diggs to Host Hypnotizing Comedy Game Show YOU'RE BACK IN THE ROOM on FOXTaye Diggs to Host Hypnotizing Comedy Game Show YOU'RE BACK IN THE ROOM on FOX
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Taye Diggs ('The Best Man Holiday') will host YOU'RE BACK IN THE ROOM (Working Title), the new eight-episode one-hour hypnotic comedy game show. Additionally, award-winning hypnotist Keith Barry, who stars in the original U.K. show, will join as resident hypnotist. (more...)

CMT to Debut First Look at STILL THE KING Starring Billy Ray Cyrus, 4/7CMT to Debut First Look at STILL THE KING Starring Billy Ray Cyrus, 4/7
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

CMT today announced that fans will get an exclusive “first look” at the highly anticipated forthcoming scripted comedy STILL THE KING when a special two-minute introductory piece to the series premieres during the finale of “Party Down South,” (more...)

New Shows from Andy Cohen, Ryan Seacrest Among Bravo's Unscripted Programming SlateNew Shows from Andy Cohen, Ryan Seacrest Among Bravo's Unscripted Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Continuing its commitment to high-quality programming, Bravo Media unveils a diversified slate of six new and 14 returning unscripted series (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, April 25, 2016Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, April 25, 2016
by TV Scoop - Apr 22, 2016

Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC on Monday, April 25, 2016! (more...)

IFC Announces Eight New Comedies from Development SlateIFC Announces Eight New Comedies from Development Slate
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

IFC revealed at their upfront press event in New York, eight smart new comedies from their robust development slate for 2017 series consideration. (more...)

Projects from Zac Efron, John Legend & More Revealed at MTV UpfrontProjects from Zac Efron, John Legend & More Revealed at MTV Upfront
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

MTV, a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) today revealed a programming slate of fourteen new series and specials, including 'Wonderland,' the network's first weekly live music performance series in nearly twenty years debuting this fall. (more...)

Shakespeare 2016: How Might The Bard Cast America's Presidential Hopefuls?Shakespeare 2016: How Might The Bard Cast America's Presidential Hopefuls?
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

A clever essay casts Donald Trump in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and Hillary Clinton in HENRY IV, PART 2. (more...)

E! Sets Summer Premiere Dates for New, Returning SeriesE! Sets Summer Premiere Dates for New, Returning Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Break out your SPF because E!'s programming line-up is going to sizzle all summer long with new series premieres and popular returning hits!  The pop culture powerhouse kicks off summer with the return of mega-hit series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” on Sunday May 1 at 9:00pm followed by season four of “#RichKids of Beverly Hills” at 10:00pm.  Doctor duo Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif are back for a new season of “Botched” beginning Tuesday, May 10 at 9:00pm, as well as for the series premiere of spin-off “Botched by Nature” on Tuesday, August 9 at 9:00pm. Hollywood's most notorious daters will also heat things up this summer when “Famously Single” debuts Tuesday, June 14 at 10:00pm, and EJ Johnson is beach body ready after dropping 180 pounds when “EJ and the City” (Working Title) premieres Sunday, June 19 at 11:00pm following the “#RichKids of Beverly Hills” season finale at 10:00pm ET/PT. “EJ and the City” (Working Title) will then move to its regular night on Thursday at 9:00pm ET/PT beginning June 23. E! will also dive into the world of the women beside some of today's hottest professional athletes when “WAGS” returns Sunday, June 26 at 10:00pm. Then Tyler Henry will turn up the heat with season two of  “Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry” when it returns on Sunday, August 7 at 10:00pm. (more...)

KING LEAR Coming to Birmingham Repertory TheatreKING LEAR Coming to Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

An epic new version of Shakespeare's King Lear plays at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 19 to 28 May, commemorating 400 years since the playwright's death. A co-production between Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company, and in association with The REP, King Lear is a brutal portrait of a man unravelling - pitted against his daughters, against nature and against the universe itself. (more...)

Oscar Nominee Naomi Watts to Star in Netflix Psychological Thriller GYPSYOscar Nominee Naomi Watts to Star in Netflix Psychological Thriller GYPSY
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, announced today that two-time Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts will star in the 10-episode season of the one-hour psychological thriller GYPSY, (more...)

TNT Officially Orders TALES FROM THE CRYPT Anthology SeriesTNT Officially Orders TALES FROM THE CRYPT Anthology Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The network has officially greenlit an initial 10-episode order of the fan favorite TALES FROM THE CRYPT anthology series, based on the original EC Comics. (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, April 18, 2016Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, April 18, 2016
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Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC on Monday, April 18, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Plays Final Performance at Victoria Palace TheatrePhoto Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Plays Final Performance at Victoria Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

Last night, Saturday 9 April 2016, after 4,600 performances and prior to the theatre's previously announced refurbishment programme, the final Victoria Palace Theatre performance of Billy Elliot The Musical took place in front of a packed house with guests including past and present Billy Elliots, original cast members and members of the show's creative team.  The over 1530 strong audience rose to their feet for the curtain call to join the Company in celebrating a very special evening and a phenomenal eleven year run in the West End.  Director Stephen Daldry, writer Lee Hall and composer Elton John joined the company on stage accompanied by 32 past and present Billy Elliots (the most Billy Elliots to ever appear on stage together), 24 past Michaels and 18 past Debbies as well as several adult members of the original Company.  (more...)

Discovery Channel Announces 2016-2017 Upfront Programming SlateDiscovery Channel Announces 2016-2017 Upfront Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Discovery Channel unveiled the primetime programming slate for the 2016-2017 television season. Discovery has an ambitious lineup of 22 returning series and 20 new ones. (more...)

E! to Premiere #RICHKIDS OF BEVERLY HILLS Spin-Off Series 6/19E! to Premiere #RICHKIDS OF BEVERLY HILLS Spin-Off Series 6/19
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

E! Entertainment's #RICHKIDS OF BEVERLY HILLS expands the franchise with “EJ and the City” (Working Title), a six-part spin-off premiering June 19th (more...)

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