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SF Sketchfest Unveils Lineup for 2024 Comedy Festival Featuring More Than 200 Shows

SF Sketchfest has revealed the initial lineup for the 2024 Comedy Festival in San Francisco. Tickets go on sale on November 19.

Review: ROMEO AND JULIE: LOVE IS A FIRE at Santa Monica Playhouse

Neno Pervan’s production takes no risks and provides not a shred of insight - within the text or outside it - why this tale unfolds as it does. A few textual adjustments notwithstanding, Pervan’s production is standard issue ROMEO AND JULIET, fire or chill.

Santa Monica Playhouse and Il Dolce Theatre Company Present ROMEO AND JULIET- LOVE IS A FIRE

Santa Monica Playhouse and Il Dolce Theatre Company present 'Romeo and Juliet - Love is a Fire,' a tragic play by William Shakespeare. Experience the timeless tale of love and loss in this captivating production.

Soft Cell Releases 'Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret' as a 6-CD 98-Track Super Deluxe Edition

It paved the way for countless synth-based music duos, fashioning something dark and distinctive with a hint of pop that helped kick-start a new decade. The phenomenal success of 'Tainted Love' in America, where it spent a then-record breaking 43 straight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100) and led the way in the U.S.

HBO Renews 100 FOOT WAVE For A Third Season

Directed and executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Chris Smith (HBO’s “Branson”) and executive produced by Emmy®, Golden Globe®, and Tony® winner Joe Lewis (“Fleabag”), 100 FOOT WAVE chronicles the adventures of big wave surfing legend Garrett McNamara, his wife, Nicole, and their nucleus of friends.

Kean Stage Announces 2023-2024 Season

Kean Stage has announced its 2023-2024 season line-up featuring a diverse mix of Broadway, classic rock, jazz, dance, holiday and family programming. Additional artists will be announced later this season.


The first feature film based on the globally beloved Miraculous  franchise, Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie follows ordinary teenager Marinette, whose life in Paris goes superhuman when she becomes Ladybug. Bestowed with magical powers of creation, Ladybug must unite with her opposite, Cat Noir, to save Paris. Watch the video trailer!

Free Production of Shakespeare's CYMBELINE to be Presented in Six Chicago Parks This Summer

For its tenth annual summer production of free Shakespeare in Chicago’s parks (one each year since 2012, except for the pandemic years of 2020-2021), Midsommer Flight will perform the romantic and fantastical adventure CYMBELINE.

Documentary to Follow Ruth Wilson in THE SECOND WOMAN at the Young Vic

A documentary is to be made following Ruth Wilson in her 24 hour performance of The Second Woman at the Young Vic.

100 FOOT WAVE Returns For Its Second Season in April

The second season of the Emmy-winning HBO Original six-part docuseries 100 FOOT WAVE, directed and executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Chris Smith (HBO’s “Branson”) and executive produced by Emmy, Golden Globe, and Tony winner Joe Lewis (“Fleabag”), will return in April. Watch the video trailer for the new season now!

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Commissions Two Musicals and One Play as Part of Commissioning Program

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has commissioned two musicals and one play as part of the launch of its official Commissioning Program.

VIDEO: Netflix Shares Trailer For Robert Downey, Jr.'s SR.

From documentarian Chris Smith (American Movie) comes a lovingly irreverent portrait of the life, career, and last days of maverick filmmaker Robert Downey Sr., whose rebellious spirit infused decades of counterculture movie-making. Watch the new video trailer now!

HBO Original Docuseries BRANSON to Debut in December

Sixteen days before Richard Branson is scheduled to make a potentially historic flight as the first passenger to reach space in his own spacecraft in July 2021, the billionaire entrepreneur sits down for a conversation with acclaimed filmmaker Chris Smith, in light of the risk that lies ahead.

Latin American Original Docu-Series THE MONTANERS to Premiere on Disney+ in November

“The Montaners” follows the iconic family of the Montaners: Ricardo, Marlene, Mau, Ricky and Evaluna, and their significant others Stefi, Sara and Camilo, which have become a veritable phenomenon on social media and whose father is one of the greatest icons of Latin music. Watch the new video trailer now!

Photos: THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS 2022 Now Available To Stream Online!

In a dynamic live return of The 24 Hour Plays flagship intensive for early-career artists, a select group of 43 actors, directors, playwrights, producers and a composer created new work written, rehearsed and performed in 24 hours. See photos from the plays!

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS Announce 2022 Nationals Company With A Return To The In-Person Program

The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals will take place in person in New York City for the first time since 2019 at Theatre Row on Monday, July 25th. Tickets for The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals 2022 performance will be offered exclusively through a lottery system.

Cast and Crew Announced for A MIDSOMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Presented by Midsommer Flight

Full cast and crew have been announced for Midsommer Flight’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, to be performed free in five Chicago Parks District parks from July 15 – August 21. The company’s Founding Artistic Director Beth Wolf (she/her/hers), will direct the magical play.

BWW Review: Pat Taylor's JAZZANTIQUA DANCE Illuminates The Brand Library

Another lovely early evening of pure dance bliss. Sun still shining on another ideal California spring day; the final performance in the three-part dance series by nine talented and soul-sharing dancers included Shari Washington Rhone, Justin Edmonson, Latrice Postell, Kacy Keys, Chris Smith, Tashara Gavin-Moorehead, Laura Ann Smyth, Alex Rasmussen and Bernard Brown; all a part of JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble. They performed mainly outside on the grounds surrounding the Library.​​​​​​​ This was the third and final performance of the Brand Associates Dance series that included Nickerson-Rossi Dance, Tropicaleiza and 4 weekends of workshops. Pat Taylor is a master at her craft. She created and is Artistic Director/Choreographer for the prestigious jazz dance company established in 1993. She not only chooses her music, dancers, production people, etc. to gel with her initial idea for a dance piece; she develops it with input from all the dancers as well, and creates through her emotions, her knowledge, love and history in Dance, and what she draws from each of her full-of-joy/life dancers... and they are into it! The program consists of excerpts from a new work they are now continuing to develop, after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, entitled “Songs My Mother Taught Me,” which, Pat Taylor explained, “celebrates music and reflections by renowned African-American women that are jazz artists, activists and engagers. It is a celebration of community, and a soul-stirring shout-out to living, learning and loving.

Memorial for Playwright Arthur Giron to Take Place at the Cherry Lane Theatre

Arthur Giron, playwright, passed away February 2, 2022. A memorial for Giron will be taking place at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Thursday, May 26 at noon, open to the public. 

New Latin American Docu-Reality Series LOS MONTANER Coming to Disney+

“Los Montaner” follows the iconic family of the Montaners: Ricardo, Marlene, Mau, Ricky and Evaluna, and their significant others Stefi, Sara and Camilo.  Ricardo the patriarch, has been one of the most prominent figures in Latin music for the past 40 years.  More recently, Ricardo became a social media phenomenon.


Chris Smith has written 1 shows including Bandanna Land (Composer/Lyricist).

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