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CBS Announces 18 Castaways Competing on Next Edition of SURVIVOR, Premiering 9/27CBS Announces 18 Castaways Competing on Next Edition of SURVIVOR, Premiering 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

CBS announced today the 18 castaways who will compete against each other on SURVIVOR, when the Emmy Award-winning series premieres Wednesday, Sept. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. This season returns to the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji and will celebrate the 35th edition of the series. (more...)

Carolyn Hennesy to Lead MASTER CLASS at the Garry Marshall TheatreCarolyn Hennesy to Lead MASTER CLASS at the Garry Marshall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Garry Marshall Theatre's first production of its Inaugural Season, Terrence McNally's Master Class, will star Emmy-winner Carolyn Hennesy as the legendary opera soprano Maria Callas and opens September 22. (more...)

Company of Fools to Present Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFECompany of Fools to Present Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Following a successful summer run of Aaron Posner's play Life Sucks, Company of Fools' 22nd season of theatre continues this fall with a production of BRIGHT HALF LIFE by playwright Tanya Barfield. Company of Fools' Interim Artistic Director, Ilana Becker, will direct the play, which runs Sept. 27-Oct. 14, 2017, at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JULIUS CAESAR at the Michigan Shakespeare FestivalPhoto Flash: First Look at JULIUS CAESAR at the Michigan Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival, the official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan, presents Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR, directed by MSF Producing Artistic Director Janice L Blixt. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

DBA Studio Announces BLACKBIRD at THE MET 9/8DBA Studio Announces BLACKBIRD at THE MET 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

DBA STUDIO is thrilled to have its acclaimed studio director Don Bloomfield, at the helm of the masterful, award-winning and intense production of "BLACKBIRD" by David Harrower.  The emotionally raw drama will open at The MET Theatre, September 8th, 2017. (more...)

Michigan Shakespeare Festival Opens JULIUS CAESAR And World Premiere Translation of Chekhov's THE SEAGULLMichigan Shakespeare Festival Opens JULIUS CAESAR And World Premiere Translation of Chekhov's THE SEAGULL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan, opened their final two productions of the 2017 Season.  Saturday night was the opening of Shakespeare's political tragedy JULIUS CAESAR starring MSF Artistic Associates Robert Kauzlaric as Brutus and Brandon St. Clair Saunders as Cassius and directed by Producing Artistic Director Janice L Blixt.  (more...)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Opens 2017 Michigan Shakespeare Festival SeasonTHE TAMING OF THE SHREW Opens 2017 Michigan Shakespeare Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan, opened their 2017 MSF Season Saturday night with an hilarious and romantic performance of Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. (more...)

Star of TRUE BLOOD Nelsan Ellis Dies Age 39Star of TRUE BLOOD Nelsan Ellis Dies Age 39
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that screen star Nelsan Ellis passed away at age 39. The cause of death is reported to be complications from heart failure. (more...)

HBO's THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS Coming to Blu-ra/DVD 9/5HBO's THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS Coming to Blu-ra/DVD 9/5
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Led by Oscar® nominee and TV icon Oprah Winfrey and Emmy® nominee Rose Byrne, the “Intriguing and thought provoking” (The New York Times) HBO® Film, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, is available to own on Blu-RayTM and DVD September 5, 2017. (more...)

Married Couple to Return for 20th Anniversary TAMING OF THE SHREW at Michigan Shakespeare FestivalMarried Couple to Return for 20th Anniversary TAMING OF THE SHREW at Michigan Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Twenty years ago the fledgling Jackson Shakespeare Festival mounted a production of The Taming Of The Shrew. In the director's chair was internationally-renowned actor/director/playwright John Neville-Andrews. On stage was the first pairing of Janice Waldron and David Blixt, playing opposite each other as Kate and Petruchio. Waldron had just graduated from the Hilberry conservatory program in Detroit, while Ann Arbor native Blixt had performed as Mercutio at the festival the previous year. The results were electric. (more...)

COST OF LIVING Begins Performances Tonight at MTC's Stage ICOST OF LIVING Begins Performances Tonight at MTC's Stage I
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), begins performances tonight, Tuesday May 16, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

2017 HBOAccess Writing Fellowship Semi-Finalists Selected2017 HBOAccess Writing Fellowship Semi-Finalists Selected
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

HBO announced the 30 writers selected to advance to the semi-final round of the 2017 HBOAccess Writing Fellowship. (more...)

The Epstein Theatre Reveals Its New Season Of Sizzling Entertainment For Summer 2017The Epstein Theatre Reveals Its New Season Of Sizzling Entertainment For Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

As the city hosts the Summer of Love, there's certainly plenty to love at The Epstein Theatre this summer as the historical venue hosts yet another sizzling season of sensational shows for everyone to enjoy! (more...)

HUNDRED DAYS, Rachel Chavkin-Helmed 'BUCKINGHAMSHIRE' and More Slated for 2017-18 at NYTWHUNDRED DAYS, Rachel Chavkin-Helmed 'BUCKINGHAMSHIRE' and More Slated for 2017-18 at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced five productions as part of its complete 2017/18 Season. (more...)

COST OF LIVING Finds Quartet of Stars at Manhattan Theatre ClubCOST OF LIVING Finds Quartet of Stars at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

L ynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark). (more...)


by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Debuting SATURDAY, APRIL 22 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT), THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS stars Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Reg E. Cathey, Rocky Carroll, Courtney B. Vance, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Leslie Uggams. (more...)

MSF Announces Major 2017 Season Details at Saturday Night's Triumphant PRIVATE LIVESMSF Announces Major 2017 Season Details at Saturday Night's Triumphant PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan, designated by the Governor and State Legislature, continued their 2017 "Lend Me Your Ears" reading series with Noel Coward's sophisticated comedy PRIVATE LIVES.  The reading, held at Jackson's Symphony Orchestra Hall (which also houses the offices of the MSF), featured touring company actors Derek Ridge and Sara Long, long-time artistic associate David Blixt, and Producing Artistic Director Janice L Blixt. (more...)

Jason Ritter, Kate Bosworth Among All-Star Cast of Nat Geo's Event Series THE LONG ROAD HOMEJason Ritter, Kate Bosworth Among All-Star Cast of Nat Geo's Event Series THE LONG ROAD HOME
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

National Geographic today announced the cast for the global scripted event series based on Martha Raddatz's New York Times best-seller THE LONG ROAD HOME. (more...)

VIDEO: Oprah & Renee Elise Goldsberry Discuss HBO'S 'HENRIETTA LACKS'VIDEO: Oprah & Renee Elise Goldsberry Discuss HBO'S 'HENRIETTA LACKS'
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The stars of HBO's THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, Oprah Winfrey and Tony winner Renee Elise Goldsberry, grace the cover of the April issue of Essence magazine. Below, the stars discuss the importance of honoring Lacks and bringing her story to the forefront. (more...)

Latino Theater Company's RULES OF SECONDS Launches Temblors Playwriting Collective at the LATCLatino Theater Company's RULES OF SECONDS Launches Temblors Playwriting Collective at the LATC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Honor! Madness! Blood! Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney directs the world premiere of an edgy, intense and darkly comic new play by John Pollono (Small Engine Repair, Lost Girls) in a Latino Theater Company production presented in association with The Temblors, a unique new collective of seven Los Angeles-based playwrights. Rules of Seconds opens March 23 at The Los Angeles Theater Center, with low-priced previews beginning March 16.  (more...)

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