Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of Hit Animated Kids' Show THE LOUD HOUSE
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Nickelodeon announced today that it has greenlit a 14-episode second season of its new animated series, The Loud House, rising to the top as the number-one animated kids' show on TV since its May 2 launch. (more...)

Jonatha Brooke's MY MOTHER HAS 4 NOSES to Play Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 7/1-2
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The critically acclaimed My Mother Has 4 Noses, a musical play written and performed by renowned singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke and directed by Jeremy B. Cohen, will return to the Tri-State area this July 4th weekend, playing three performances at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, located at 300 Main Street in Old Saybrook, CT. My Mother Has 4 Noses will be performed on Friday, July 1st at 7:30 pm, Saturday, July 2nd at 2:00 pm, and Saturday, July 2 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are priced at $35 are on sale now online at http://katharinehepburntheater.org/events-tickets/. (more...)

CNN Orders Three New Original Series Launching in 2017
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

CNN, a division of Turner, announced today three new Original Series launching in 2017, adding to its successful portfolio of high-quality, non-scripted programming. (more...)

Turner Comes to 2016-17 Upfront with Powerful Brand Portfolio & Bold Moves
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Turner, the global content leader across all screens and platforms, is lighting up The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City this morning with a powerful message that includes premium content from its portfolio of top-rated media brands, as well as forward-thinking innovations for advertisers and especially consumers. (more...)

AMC Orders New Documentary Series HEROES AND VILLAINS: THE HISTORY OF COMIC BOOKS
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

AMC announced today that it has greenlit the documentary series, HEROES AND VILLAINS: THE HISTORY OF COMIC BOOKS (Working Title) to be executive produced by Robert Kirkman and David Alpert (“The Walking Dead”) through Skybound Entertainment. The series is slated to premiere in 2017. (more...)

ABC Unveils 2016-17 Programming Slate Including Nine New Series
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2016-17 slate of programming, including the addition of nine new series. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall, in New York City. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & A Plug with DON QUIXOTE's Jason Ballweber
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 16, 2016

Jason Ballweber and his Four Humors theatre company devises new works based on old stories; in this case, DON QUIXOTE. Catch their interpretation of the classic with projections and puppets and unique brand of storytelling through May 22, 2016, in the Guthrie's Dowling Studio. (more...)

Four Choreographers to Share Five Performances This June at New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Four acclaimed female choreographers, Elisa Monte, Molissa Fenley, Margo Sappington, and Jennifer Muller join forces this spring in Monte/Molissa/Margo/Muller - LIVE! at New York Live Arts, June 14 through June 18. (more...)

Robert Schenkkan, Kathy Najimy, Molly Pope, Finn Wittrock and More Slated for 2016 ORCHARD PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The Exchange today announced the artists and companies selected to participate in the 2016 Orchard Project summer residency program in Saratoga Springs, NY. Twenty-six artists and ensembles were selected from nearly 800 theatre artists to develop their big, new ideas at the Orchard Project this coming summer. (more...)

Danny Boyle-Helmed MISS SAIGON Film Adaptation Set for 2018 Start?
by Jessica Khan - May 12, 2016

We have a tentative timetable for MISS SAIGON on the big screen! According to the Daily Mail, Danny Boyle's MISS SAIGON film adaptation will begin shooting in 2018, provided the screenplay and other pre-production efforts go smoothly. (more...)

Playwright, Neuroscientist, RADIOLAB Host Set for MTC's INCOGNITO Panel
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announces the upcoming Sloan Panel Discussion on INCOGNITO, which will be held following the Tuesday, May 17 performance of the play at MTC at New York City Center-Stage I (131 West 55th Street), and is open to anyone attending the evening's performance. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Will Welcome a New Thenardier to Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

David Rossmer will assume the role of Thenardier in Cameron Mackintosh's production of Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil's legendary musical Les Miserables tomorrow, Friday, May 13 at the Imperial Theatre, it was announced today. (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, May 16, 2016
by - May 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC on Monday, May 16, 2016! (more...)

truTV Announces 2016-17 Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

As one of Turner's youngest, most socially-engaged networks, truTV enters the 2016-17 Upfront season with news of a robust slate that builds on its roster of original programming from some of the industry's freshest new comedic talent. (more...)

Mission to (dit)Mars to Present ALL SYSTEMS GO MISSION 4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Mission to (dit)Mars, a theatre arts collective serving Queens artists, is thrilled to announce All Systems Go: Mission 4 as the final event for the LAUNCH PAD Reading Series this year.   This free play reading will be held at the Astoria Performing Arts Center at 30-34 Crescent Street in Astoria, Queens on Monday, June 20th at 7pm. (more...)

Acclaimed Female Choreographers Join Forces for MONTE/MOLISSA/MARGO/MULLER - LIVE!
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

Four acclaimed female choreographers, Elisa Monte, Molissa Fenley, Margo Sappington, and Jennifer Muller join forces this spring in Monte/Molissa/Margo/Muller - LIVE! at New York Live Arts, June 14 through June 18. The five-night program of shared performances will feature five works each evening, with three premieres and a cast of 25 dancers. (more...)

Tonic Theatre Honours Women in Theatre with TONIC CELEBRATES
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

Tonic Theatre today announces the inaugural Tonic Celebrates event which is a new initiative for the company celebrating the achievements of inspirational women in theatre. For the first event on 22 June at Ambassadors Theatre, Tonic Theatre's Director Lucy Kerbel will be in conversation with multi award-winning lighting designer Paule Constable, Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre Indhu Rubasingham, and playwright Jessica Swale. Tickets for the event start from just £5 (0207 395 5405/www.theambassadorstheatre.co.uk). (more...)

James Brolin to Direct & Star in Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Film PAIR OF JACKS
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries announces Golden Globe winner James Brolin ('Life in Pieces,' 'Pensacola: Wings of Gold,') is directing and starring in PAIR OF JACKS (Working Title) a Hallmark original movie premiering in December 2016. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN, EMOJIMOVIE & More Coming from Sony Pictures Animation in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

CULVER CITY, Calif., June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ In a move signaling an expansion of its output and increased year-round production across multiple platforms, Sony Pictures Animation announced today its slate through 2018 which includes five theatrical features, three television series and one direct-to-video movie. (more...)

Theatre Communications Group Announces Latest Global Connections Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the recipients of the latest round of Global Connections. Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Global Connections encourages reciprocity and cultural exchange through two programs: ON the ROAD grants to foster new relationships with international colleagues; and IN the LAB grants to further pre-existing international collaborations. Now in its fifth year, the Global Connections program awarded a total of $70,000 to ten projects in this year's cycle, with over $700,000 awarded to date. (more...)

BWW Review: MONTE, MOLISSA, MARGO, MULLER at New York Live Arts
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jun 17, 2016

Times are hard for choreographers, which is why Elisa Monte, Jennifer Muller, Molissa Fenley, and Margo Sappington have banded together to present their full-length works at New York Live Arts. What one might not be able to afford, four are more than capable of shouldering. While a solid business idea, the results as seen on Wednesday June 15th, 2016 were decidedly uneven. It's not that the works were too different in tone, it's that the quality was rarely of top caliber. (more...)

ADI to Perform Jack Ferver's I WANT YOU TO WANT ME at The Kitchen, 6/30-7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

American Dance Institute (ADI), continuing to find new ways to support contemporary dance artists, is presenting performances in New York City for the first time this summer, offering five premieres over the course of five weeks at The Kitchen. The fifth of ADI's New York premieres at The Kitchen will be celebrated choreographer Jack Ferver's I Want You To Want Me, June 30 - July 02. (more...)

Official: Ophelia Lovibond, Cornelius Booth & More to Join Dominic Cooper in THE LIBERTINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Further cast members are announced to join the previously confirmed star Dominic Cooper in Stephen Jeffreys' sexually charged masterpiece The Libertine this autumn. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson, the play will have a limited run from 31 August to 17 September at Bath Theatre Royal as part of the theatre's 2016 summer season, prior to a West End engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September. (more...)

Works by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, 5th Annual Live Ideas Festival & More Set for New York Live Arts' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

New York Live Arts, home of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and under the artistic leadership of MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of the Arts recipient Bill T. Jones, announced its upcoming 2016-2017 season today. (more...)

Raven Theatre Company to Host Weekend of New Play Readings This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Raven Theatre Company, who has long championed new works through its [Working Title] new play development series of staged readings and its full productions of world premiere plays, will introduce a full weekend of three new play readings this summer. From Friday, July 8 through Sunday, July 10, the company will present a formal reading of a different play each night. The festival will open the evening of Friday, July 8 with a reading of Girl Found, a psychological mystery by Barbara Lhota, an award-winning playwright and network playwright at Chicago Dramatists. The Saturday evening entry will be Sycamore, a drama of contemporary family life by the Brooklyn, New York based Sarah Sander, that will be fully produced at Raven in March and April 2017 as part of its 2016-17 subscription season. Closing out the weekend will be the political drama Armature by Andrew Kramer, an Indianapolis-based writer who has been a resident playwright with StageLeft's LeapFest. (more...)

Peak Performances Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

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Lang Lang, Joshua Bell, Alvin Ailey and More Set for LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Live From Lincoln Center -- the award-winning performing arts series presenting the best of the wide-ranging programming from the world's leading performing arts center -- today announced its lineup of broadcasts from September through December 2016. (more...)

Linda Nolan and Louise Jameson Set to Star in the Musical RUMPY PUMPY!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

?The remarkable true story of two genteel ladies from the Hampshire Women's Institute who take it upon themselves to campaign for better conditions for Working Girls (more...)

BET Networks to Tickle Your Funny Bone with Star-Studded Fall 2016 Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Starting this fall, BET Networks will unleash a star studded lineup of can't miss original programming. From scripted to reality, the new and returning shows promise a season of comedy, family and hustle! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - AMC Reveals Trailer for Season 7 of THE WALKING DEAD; Series Returns 10/23
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

AMC announced today from Comic-Con International that THE WALKING DEAD season seven will premiere Sunday, October 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Watch the trailer below! (more...)

TheatreWorks Hosts Creative Workshop on July 30th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

On  Saturday, July 30, from 10AM to 1PM, TheatreWorks New Milford will host a dynamic creative workshop, 'Die Vampire, Die,' led by Broadway's Susan Blackwell. The workshop, appropriate for individuals of all ages, is inspired by the popular song 'Die Vampire, Die' from the hit Broadway musical [title of show], currently running at TheatreWorks New Milford through July 31. Miss Blackwell was also a member of the original Broadway cast of [title of show].    (more...)

NBC Orders Business Competition Series FUNDED; Rob Dyrdek, Tyra Banks & Rohan Oza to Serve as Mentors
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Entrepreneurs with revolutionary and disruptive business ideas that are primed to explode into the next game-changing innovation will have the opportunity to team up with three of the brightest business minds of today and compete for up to a $1 million investment in NBC's new alternative series 'Funded' (Working Title). (more...)

Viewers to Go 'Cheek to Cheek' with Irving Berlin in New TV Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Irving Berlin seems to be on everyone's mind! HOLIDAY INN is hitting the New York stage this season, and now the famed songwriter's life will also be at the center of a scripted TV series. (more...)

Propagate Opens Casting Call for Unscripted Series About App Creation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

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Felicia Finley, MJ Rodriguez & Nathan Lucrezio Join Cast of THE LAST WORD at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

This summer, NYMF will be on quest to save Paradise one Scrabble tile at a time. The new musical, The Last Word will be presented at the Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 W 42nd St) . The Last Word is written by Brett Sullivan (Billy Elliot Live Film Director) and will be directed by Michael Bello (Doctor Zhivago), choreography by Nick Kenkel (Gotta Dance, Legally Blonde) and Musical Supervisor is Conrad Helfrich (Dirty Dancing).  It will begin performances on July 22 and will run through July 29, 2016. Tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased by visiting NYMF.org. (more...)

MARTHA & SNOOP'S DINNER PARTY to Premiere This Fall on VH1
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Each will invite celebrity friends over for a half-baked evening of cocktails, cooking, conversation, and fun where nothing is off limits. MARTHA & SNOOP'S DINNER PARTY (Working Title) will premiere this Fall on VH1. (more...)

OWN Gives 8-Episode Order for New Docu-Series THE BOOK OF JOHN
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today it has given an eight-episode series order to THE BOOK OF JOHN (Working Title) from Leftfield Pictures, a weekly one-hour dramedy docu-series featuring the life of John Gray (more...)

Final Cast, Creatives Set for BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN Premiere at Wilton's Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Final casting and creatives have been announced for the world premiere of Zoe Lewis's 'Britten in Brooklyn' at Wilton's Music Hall. (more...)

CMT Announces Premiere Dates for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, NASHVILLE & More
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

CMT today revealed the premiere dates for its 2017 scripted series including "Nashville," "Million Dollar Quartet" (Working Title) and "Still The King," marking the biggest scripted slate in the network's history. (more...)

Following Workshop at the Public Theater, Details About Stephen Sondheim's New Musical Emerge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

This week, The New York Post reported on a recent reading of the upcoming new musical from legendary musical theatre composer, Stephen Sondheim.  (more...)

BWW Review: BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL Continues to Enthrall
by Juan Michael Porter II - Aug 22, 2016

'Lovely, never, never change. Keep your breathless charm. Won't you please arrange it? 'Cause I love you.' Those glorious Dorothy Fields penned lyrics to Jerome Kern's evergreen 'The Way You Look Tonight' bubbled through my head during Kilowatts Dance Theatre's joyful performance of Jaime Shannon's 'Flights and Follys'. It was just a couple of swells dancing with their lady-friends to the type of tunes that Gram and Pops listened to when new; back when 'it weren't no sin' to revel in the unabashed sunshine of life. How wonderful to visit those times again. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Tour to Open at The Bristol Hippodrome This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 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...)

DINNER AT THE TWITS Announces More Casting and Further Menu Details
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The award-winning team behind the Olivier Award-nominated smash hit Alice's Adventures Underground and The Game's Afoot, in association with gastronomic wunderkinds Bompas & Parr, are delighted to announce further menu details and casting for Dinner at the Twits, a gloriously gruesome interactive theatrical dining experience from 4 September - 30 October at The Vaults, London. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre of Ventura Announces the Company's 2016 -2017 Mainstage Season STORIES THAT MATTER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company's 2016-2017 Season was publicly announced today at a special event hosted by Joe Spano(Emmy Award and L.A. Drama Critics' Circle Award-winning veteran of stage and screen) and Peter Van Norden (whose numerous credits include five Broadway shows, regional theatre, film and television). The two actors star as Marley and Scrooge, respectively, in the company's adaptation of A Christmas Carol, which was a Critic's Choice in the L.A. Times and will be reprised this December under the direction of Brian McDonald. The season also features the third play in Arlene Hutton's celebrated Nibroc Trilogy, Gulf View Drive, helmed by London-based director Katharine Farmer; Miche Braden reprising her Off-Broadway performance in The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith written by Angelo Parra and directed by Joe Brancato of Penguin Rep; the return of the most popular comedy in Rubicon history, A.R. Gurney's Sylvia, directed by Stephanie A. Coltrin; direct from Off-Broadway, The Other Mozart written by and starring Silvia Milo and directed by Isaac Byrne, about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's equally remarkable sister Nannerl; Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, Frank McGuinness' riveting tale based on a true story about three hostages held in Beirut in1986, directed by Katharine Farmer; and King Lear by William Shakespeare, directed by James O'Neil. (more...)

SNL's Taram Killam to Lead New Showtime Comedy Pilot MATING
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

SHOWTIME has ordered a new half-hour comedy project entitled MATING (Working Title), executive produced by Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood), and written and executive produced by Stu Zicherman (The Affair, The Americans). (more...)

Milk Presents Is First Recipient of Camden People's Theatre's Home Run Commission
by Marianka Swain - Aug 10, 2016

Theatre company Milk Presents has been announced as the first recipient of Camden People's Theatre's Home Run commission, for their new show BODIY (Working Title). The award will see the company supported with a £5,000 cash commission and free rehearsal space, as well as artistic, fundraising, marketing and business planning support, to develop their work-in-progress to a three-week run of a fully realised production in Autumn 2017. (more...)

truTV Greenlights Comedy Series BOB GOLDTHWAIT'S MESSED UP STORIES
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Ahead of its Television Critics Association presentation this afternoon, Turner's truTV announced today a first-season greenlight of the genre-hopping, scripted anthology comedy series, BOB GOLDTHWAIT'S MESSED UP STORIES (Working Title). (more...)

TNT Greenlights New Series THE RACE CARD from NBA Legend Charles Barkley
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

TNT, a division of Turner, has given the greenlight to a provocative new series with NBA legend and Inside the NBA analyst Charles Barkley. (more...)

Discovery to Premiere New Series SACRED STEEL, 9/12
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Discovery is gearing up for motorcycle mania with the debut of its newest series SACRED STEEL (Working Title), premiering Monday, September 12 at 10PM ET/PT as part of the network's iconic Motor Mondays line-up. (more...)

Joey McIntyre to Star in Pop Original Scripted Comedy THE JOEY MAC PROJECT
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Joey McIntyre plays a devoted husband, a loving father of three, and at 43, he's still the youngest member of New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), but what he really wants is to be taken seriously as an actor. Such is the premise of a new scripted television comedy series on Pop, THE JOEY MAC PROJECT (Working Title), which heads into production this fall. (more...)

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