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BWW Interviews: Martin Kaye of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET in Vegas Chats Life in Vegas
by Kathy Strain - May 9, 2014

With audiences all over the world enjoying MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, it's no wonder it still continues to entertain in Las Vegas at Harrah's. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brown/Trinty Rep's THE TOOTH OF CRIME & STONE COLD DEAD SERIOUS
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs proudly present two raw and devastatingly humanistic plays running in repertory this May. Sam Shepard's poetic and psychedelic rock and roll drama The Tooth of Crime, directed by Dan Rogers (Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs '15), and Adam Rapp's surreal and dark new-age comedy, Stone Cold Dead Serious, directed by Flordelino Lagundino (Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs '15). Performances of both plays run through May 18 in the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, Providence. Audiences should note that both of these productions contain mature subject matter and adult language. Scroll down to see some photos from the productions! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cadence Theatre's DETROIT Is Fueled By Talent
by Jeremy Bustin - May 7, 2014

Don't be hoodwinked by the welcome barbeque or neighborly communication. Brick by brick, these products of the American dream are crumbling to the ground in Cadence Theatre's production of Lisa D'Amour's Pulitzer-finalist DETROIT. Cadence's final production of the 2013 - 2014 season, this dark comedy is not afraid to prod at the verity of a deteriorating subUrbia, U.S.A. (more...)

TCG Releases Eric Bogosian's 100 (MONOLOGUES); Watch Them Now!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) just announced the publication of 100 (monologues) by Eric Bogosian. The book is a collection of Bogosian's acclaimed monologues, which were originally performed as part of his six Off-Broadway solo shows that premiered between 1980 and 2000. To check out videos of the monologues, a performed by Jessica Hecht, Sebastian Stan, Sam Rockwell, Michael Shannon and more, visit: http://100monologues.com/ (more...)

Station Theater Kicks Off 2014 Trill Comedy Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Station Theater hosts its second annual Trill Comedy Festival today, May 22-24. Houston's only comprehensive comedy festival will feature twelve shows with more than 100 comedians performing improv, sketch comedy, stand-up comedy, performance art, comedy game shows, variety shows and more. (more...)

Plays & Players to Present SEX, DRUGS, ROCK AND ROLL
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/18/2014 for Denver (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/18/2014 for Costa Mesa (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/18/2014 for Santa Barbara (more...)

FX Sets Summer Premiere Dates for TYRANT, WILFRED, THE STRAIN & More
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2014

X and FXX Networks have locked in the summer premiere dates for new and returning original series, including the highly anticipated new original dramas Tyrant and The Strain, as well as new comedies Married and You're the Worst. The scheduling announcements were made today by Chuck Saftler, President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. (more...)

TCG Books Releases 100 (MONOLOGUES) by Eric Bogosian
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of 100 (monologues) by Eric Bogosian. The book is a collection of Bogosian's acclaimed monologues, which were originally performed as part of his six Off-Broadway solo shows that premiered between 1980 and 2000. (more...)

Ron Rifkin to Return to THE SUBSTANCE OF FIRE 5/20-23
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

RON RIFKIN, whose performance as Isaac Geldhart in the original production of The Substance of Fire earned him critical accolades as well as the Obie, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, and Drama-Logue awards, will step into the role for five performances only, May 20 - 23, at Second Stage Theatre. The production's current star, JOHN NOBLE, is unable to perform those performances due to an unforeseen conflict with the filming schedule for his Fox series, Sleepy Hollow. Mr. Noble is scheduled to return for the final weekend of performances, May 24 and 25. (more...)

HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDAH! Runs 5/30-7/6 at Broward Stage Door Theatre
by Carol Kassie - May 14, 2014

It's that time of year again. School's almost out and summer is closing in. What better time to celebrate the season than with a musical comedy based on Allan Sherman's clever parodies of classic and classical music. Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah will open at the Broward Stage Door Theatre on May 30th, and run through July 6th. (more...)

Former National CNU Chair Speaks On The Art Of Street Design In West Palm Beach, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Victor Dover, former national chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), will appear at an evening lecture held at the Palm Beach Dramaworks in Downtown West Palm Beach May 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT, DOGFIGHT & More Set for Beck Center's 2014-15 Theater Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

After an acclaimed 80th theater season, Beck Center for the Arts is proud to announce its 2014-2015 professional theater season, seemingly the most eclectic yet. Known for its uniquely diverse theatrical productions, Beck Center's new season includes five musicals, the fourth Baldwin Wallace Musical Theatre collaboration, two locally-produced premieres, one regional premiere, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. (more...)

FOREVER PLAID, MARY POPPINS and More to Play Beck Center's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

After an acclaimed 80th theater season, Beck Center for the Arts is proud to announce its 2014-2015 professional theater season, seemingly the most eclectic yet. Known for its uniquely diverse theatrical productions, Beck Center's new season includes five musicals, the fourth Baldwin Wallace Musical Theatre collaboration, two locally-produced premieres, one regional premiere, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 2nd Story's BECKY'S NEW CAR Provides a Bumpy but Entertaining Ride
by Robert Barossi - May 12, 2014

The two shows currently playing at 2nd Story Theater in Warren, RI were not originally scheduled as part of this year's season. They are both replacement shows, chosen by Artistic Director Ed Shea, who is quoted as saying that he wanted audiences to "have fun" and leave the theater "feeling joyful." Though I haven't seen the show playing in the DownStage space, Shea has certainly achieved that goal with the UpStage production, Becky's New Car, a play that, regardless of some faults, provides an evening of undeniable entertainment. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Costa Mesa (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Santa Barbara (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs Stages THE TOOTH OF CRIME, STONE COLD DEAD SERIOUS in Rep, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs present two raw and devastatingly humanistic plays running in repertory this May. Sam Shepard's poetic and psychedelic rock and roll drama The Tooth of Crime, opens tonight, May 1st and is directed by Dan Rogers (Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs '15). (more...)

Denver Rocks Memorial Day Weekend With Free Concerts, Art Festivals and a Rock Opera
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

DENVER, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Memorial Day kicks off summer in The Mile High City with a weekend of free rock and roll, arts festivals, and water thrills. You can start your day with a sunrise hike in Denver's famous Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, then cheer on Major League Soccer with the Colorado Rapids. Denver Day of Rock blasts downtown with 25 top name bands performing on five stages, while the Denver Performing Arts Complex explodes with the rock opera, American Idiot, featuring Green Day's smash hit, 21 Guns. (more...)

Cadence Theatre Company & Virginia Repertory Theatre's DETROIT Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre presents the Richmond premiere of Lisa D'Amour's Pulitzer Prize-nominated and Obie Award-winning play, Detroit. Detroit runs May 1-May 24, 2014 (opens May 3rd) with a Talk Back Sunday post-show discussion on Sunday, May 11th. Local psychiatrist Dr. Neil Sonenklar will facilitate. (more...)

This July at Bookworks Includes Kate Payne, Sarah Stark and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

This July at Bookworks includes Love your kitchen with Kate Payne, Memories of war with Sarah Stark and more. There are also many events for kids like Story Time - Bed Time Math, Sammy Keyes Book Club and more. For more information visit bkwrks.com/event. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/17- John Gallagher, Jr.
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2014

Happy Birthday, John Gallagher, Jr.! Gallagher originated the role of Moritz Stiefel in Spring Awakening on Broadway after performing the role Off-Broadway and in workshops at Lincoln Center. Gallagher won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance. In 2010, Gallagher starred in American Idiot, a musical based on the Green Day album of the same name, playing Johnny aka 'Jesus of subUrbia'. He most recently starred in the Broadway production of The Royal Court Theatre's Jerusalem. (more...)

Lysette Anthony to Star in NATURAL AFFECTION at Jermyn Street Theatre, July 15 to August 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

House on The Hill Productions in association with Jermyn Street Theatre presents NATURAL AFFECTION by William Inge, directed by Grace Wessels, set design by Victoria Johnstone, costume design by Emily Stuart, and lighting by Steve Lowe. (more...)

Plethora Of Punk Performers Take On Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 14, 2014

An impressive array of punk music stars have taken on Green Day's popular rock opera AMERICAN IDIOT via a number of new covers now available to peruse as part of the upcoming album collection KERRANG DOES GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 6/6/2014 - 6/6/2014
by BWW - Jun 1, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 6/6/2014 - 6/6/2014! (more...)

This Week at Bookworks Includes Andrew Guilford, Sarah Stark and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

This week at Bookworks includes Andrew Guilford with Outdoors in the Southwest, Sarah Stark with Out There, and more. There are also many events for kids like Story Time - Bed Time Math! and more. Visit bkwrks.com/event for more information. (more...)

FX's New Original Comedy Series MARRIED is Ratings Hit
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Television viewers blissfully embraced Married life, as FX's newest original comedy series starring Nat Faxon and Judy Greer from Executive Producer Andrew Gurland scored 1.5 million Total Viewers (more...)

SEX AND THE CITY: LIVE! Opens This Week at the Victoria Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Sex and the City: LIVE! is back with two brand new episodes. The show plays a limited engagement for 3 weekends only, July 24 - Aug. 10, 2014 - Thurs., Fri., Sat. - 8:00 pm / Sun at 7:00 pm at the Victoria Theatre - 2961 16th St. (btwn. Mission & Capp Sts.) SF, CA 94103. (more...)

2014 FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL Coming Up at The Wild Project This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The Wild Project has announced its current and upcoming productions and events for this summer. Check them out below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Playwright Kris Thompson Talks BAD MEDICINE
by Katricia Lang - Jul 14, 2014

Sheriff Gene Ranger and childhood sweetheart Nurse Becky Trueheart are concerned, but not alarmed, when an unconscious beauty is brought in and seems to have amnesia, only to be cured by the smooth talking snake oil salesman Bodkin Shamley. Before you know it, the Sheriff is madly in love with the mystery girl and Nurse Becky is head over heels for villain Bodkin Shamley! Is it true love? Or, could it be Bad Medicine? (more...)

Seth Rogen & Zac Efron Star in NEIGHBORS, Coming to Digital HD & Blu-ray
by Movies News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Good fences aren't nearly enough to keep things neighborly when a non-stop rager breaks out in the suburbs next door to sleep-deprived new parents in the comedy blockbuster, Neighbors, available on DIGITAL HD August 12, 2014 (more...)

Jenna Russell, Jonathan Slinger & Marc Elliott to Reprise Roles in West End Transfer of URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Olivier Award winning Jenna Russell, star of the RSC, Jonathan Slinger, and EastEnders' Marc Elliott, reprise their acclaimed roles, Penelope Pennywise, Officer Lockstock and Mr. McQueen respectively, in the West End transfer of Jamie Lloyd's ground breaking, splash hit production of Urinetown The Musical. (more...)

This Week at Bookworks Includes Jane Lindskold, Brinn Colenda and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

This week at Bookworks includes author Jane Lindskold, the 16th Annual Taos Writers Conference, and more. There are also events for kids like Jenny Ruden and American Girl Book Club. For more information visit bkwrks.com/event. (more...)

Nat Geo WILD to Premiere URBAN JUNGLE, 8/3
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Join Nat Geo WILD and National Geographic Channel on a different kind of adventure - into our cities, our suburbs and the outskirts of our towns (more...)

New Paradise Laboratories to Debut THE ADULTS as Part of 2014 Philadelphia Fringe, 9/3-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

As summer vacations end, New Paradise Laboratories (NPL), one of Philadelphia's most uncompromising experimental ensembles, brings vacation to the stage, by returning to the 2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival in the World Premiere of The Adults, presented by FringeArts. This new piece contemplates adults behaving badly when the rules relax. It runs September 3-14 at the Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street. NPL creates innovative theatre works in a variety of media. The Adults is performed by new and original members of the NPL Ensemble. Tickets cost $15-$29 and are available online at www.fringearts.com and at the Fringe Arts Box Office 140 N. Columbus Blvd. (more...)

Attic Theatre Company to Bring FIELDS UNSOWN to Morden Hall Park, Sept 17-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Following last summer's production of Twelfth Night, Attic Theatre Company returns to Morden Hall Park this September with a new site-specific play to mark the centenary of the First World War. FIELDS UNSOWN, a play by Catherine Harvy and Louise Monaghan, directed by Louise Hill and designed by Harriet de Winton, runs 17-21 September 2014. (more...)

New York Neo-Futurists 10th Anniversary Gala to HonorEric Bogosian, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The New York Neo-Futurists, critically acclaimed creators of the award-winning theatrical experience Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, have announced that the company's 2014 Gala will honor actor and playwright Eric Bogosian. The event-which will include live performances by the Neo- Futurists, exciting live and silent auctions, as well as cocktails, snacks and a dessert bar- will take place at the Bowery Hotel from 7 p.m to 10 p.m., Monday, November 17, 2014. Tickets to this event are on sale now starting at $100 and can be purchased by visiting www.nynf.org. (more...)

Alex Breaux and Madeline Weinstein Join Roundabout's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced additional casting for The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry,' Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie,' Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold begins preview performances on Thursday, October 2, 2014 and opens officially on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42ndStreet). This is a limited engagement. The cast also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' Final casting to be announced. (more...)

Eric Bogosian's TALK RADIO to Begin Performances Next Month at The Chain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Variations Theatre Group will present Eric Bogosian's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play TALK RADIO beginning September 12th, with the Opening Night set for Tuesday, September 16th at The Chain Theatre. Inspired by the 1984 murder of controversial shock jock Alan Berg, TALK RADIO is set in a Cleveland radio station over the course of Barry Champlain's two-hour broadcast as he's being scrutinized that night by producers fixated on taking the show national, and fueled as always by coffee, cocaine and Jack Daniel's. Barry's jousts with his unseen callers-ranging from a white supremacist to a woman obsessed with her garbage disposal-are interspersed with confrontations by his ex-deejay pal and his sometime girlfriend/producer. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

BWW Reviews: DETROIT – Suburbia Isn't What It Used To Be
by Frank Benge - Aug 25, 2014

"When you are at zero, anything can happen. It's like total possibility," says Sharon, the next door neighbor to Mary and Ben, in Lisa D'Amour's DETROIT. And that is exactly what this play is about… sliding out of your place in society's economic structure and down to zero. (more...)

WHAT's PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT Begins Performances 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

WHAT's relationship with the Tennessee Williams Festival continues this year with Period of Adjustment, directed by Michael Unger. Previews are August 28 and 29, and are open to the public. Opening night is August 30. A Playmaker Talkback is scheduled for Thursday, September 4. Performance dates at the Tennessee Williams Festival to be announced. (more...)

Theatre Suburbia to Stage ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID, 9/12-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Theatre subUrbia presents 'Always a Bridesmaid: A Houston Premier Comedy by Jones, Hope, and Wooten'. This Houston premiere is directed by Judith Mallernee and Susan O'Connor. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BAD MEDICINE Or GOOD TO THE LAST DROP?
by Katricia Lang - Aug 20, 2014

There is something for everyone. Kids from 1 to 92 can 'boo', 'hiss', and toss popcorn at the villains. Adolescents can moon, if kids still moon these days, over the love story. And if you're too old and crotchety to care about love stories like me, then you can witness the other characters getting drunk, flirting, yelling and all in all having a good time. In the end ... should I say it? I'm gonna say it. In the end, BAD MEDICINE is good to the last drop. (more...)

BWW Interviews: BAD MEDICINE's Adrian Collinson, The Villain, Speaks
by Katricia Lang - Aug 13, 2014

Sheriff Gene Ranger and childhood sweetheart Nurse Becky Trueheart are concerned, but not alarmed, when an unconscious beauty is brought in and seems to have amnesia, only to be cured by the smooth talking snake oil salesman Bodkin Shamley. Before you know it, the Sheriff is madly in love with the mystery girl and Nurse Becky is head over heels for villain Bodkin Shamley! Is it true love? Or, could it be Bad Medicine? (more...)

New Zealand's BAD BLOCKS Premiere Debut Single 'Turning,' New EP 'Circulate' Out 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Bad Blocks are a young two-piece from New Zealand, currently living in Melbourne, Australia. Their music is a subtle and ingenious mix of electronic dream pop, ambient, and EDM — think SBTRKT and The Weeknd combined with William Basinski and Jon Hopkins. (more...)

David Sajewich, Julie Baird & More to Lead EVIL DEAD at Broadway Playhouse; Cast & Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced the cast and creative team for Evil Dead - The Musical, winner of the 2007 Dora Audience Choice Award as Toronto's favorite show, which will bring mayhem and fun to the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E Chestnut) for a limited three-week engagement Sept. 23 through Oct. 12, 2014. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, & More Make Up Penobscot Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Penobscot Theatre Company, the nation's most Northeastern year-round, professional theatre, proudly announces its 41st Season. The company, which owns and operates the historic Bangor Opera House, will release subscriptions to the general public on May 2. (more...)

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