Tom Hooper Crafting Film Adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS; Movie Eyes 2017-18 Start
by Jessica Khan - May 5, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical CATS, based on the poetry of T.S. Eliot, is one tiptoe closer to the big screen. (more...)

Palm 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 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 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...)

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...)

TLC 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, 2016
by - Mar 31, 2016

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 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!
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 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 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 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 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, 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 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 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 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 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...)

History 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, 2016
by - Apr 7, 2016

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'
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 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 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, 4/7
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 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, 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 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 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?
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 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 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 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 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, 2016
by - Apr 13, 2016

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 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 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 6/19
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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