Sundance Institute's FilmTwo Initiative: Fostering Sustainability, Creativity in StorytellingSundance Institute's FilmTwo Initiative: Fostering Sustainability, Creativity in Storytelling
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

The fourth annual FilmTwo Initiative launches today in LA to support the career sustainability of thirteen artists developing their second features. FilmTwo encompasses two days of focused programming, including a writing workshop (led by Joan Tewkesbury), industry mentoring sessions, and one-on-one story meetings, kicking off a year of tailored creative and tactical support as part of the Institute's continuum of support for artists at key inflection points in their careers. The FilmTwo Initiative is supported by Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. (more...)

Comedy Central Presents Clusterfest Adds Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen and More To LineupComedy Central Presents Clusterfest Adds Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen and More To Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

 Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, Superfly, the founders behind Bonnaroo, and Outside Lands co-producer Another Planet Entertainment, today announced that Amy Poehler & Friends, Fred Armisen, Neal Brennan, and a live read of Clueless featuring Issa Rae, have been added to this year's Clusterfest lineup, joining an impressive roster including John Mulaney, Patton Oswalt, Leslie Jones, The Roots, Chelsea Peretti, Courtney Barnett, My Favorite Murder, and many more. In addition, the daily lineup was released for the three-day comedy and music festival with single-day tickets on sale today at 10 a.m. PT. General admission three-day, VIP and Platinum tickets are already available. All tickets can be purchased exclusively at www.clusterfest.com. (more...)

Michael Schur Renews Overall Deal at Universal TelevisionMichael Schur Renews Overall Deal at Universal Television
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

Two-time Emmy and Peabody Award winner Michael Schur, one of the most creative and respected minds in television and a writer-producer on some of the most critically acclaimed shows in history, has reupped his overall deal with Universal Television with a multi-year contract. (more...)

Dreamcatcher Opens Enrollment for Spring Improv ClassDreamcatcher Opens Enrollment for Spring Improv Class
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will offer an Open Level Improv class for adults and teens beginning April 6.  (more...)

VIDEO: Lady Gaga Talks Grammy Win And Love For Bradley Cooper On KIMMELVIDEO: Lady Gaga Talks Grammy Win And Love For Bradley Cooper On KIMMEL
by Stage Tube - Feb 28, 2019

Lady Gaga talks about what her life has been like since she won the Oscar, the importance of hard work, performing Shallow live at the Oscars, the speculation that she and Bradley Cooper are in love, giving her Oscar speech, new footage from A Star is Born being released, sneaking into movie theaters to see it, and Jimmy and Guillermo present her with the platinum record for A Star is Born. (more...)

Pamela Reed And Michael Winters To Star In A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2Pamela Reed And Michael Winters To Star In A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

The 2017 Tony Award nominee for Best Play, A Doll's House, Part 2, makes its Seattle debut at Seattle Rep this spring, helmed by the extraordinary talents of Michael Winters (The Cider House Rules) and Pamela Reed (The Humans, 2017). Written by Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath and directed by Seattle Rep Artistic Director Braden Abraham, A Doll's House, Part 2 runs March 15 - April 28, 2019 (opening night is March 20, 2019) on the Leo K. stage. Single tickets are on sale now (starting at $17) and are available through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222 or online at SeattleRep.org. (more...)

Barbra Streisand, Queen Latifah to Introduce Best Picture Nominees at the OSCARSBarbra Streisand, Queen Latifah to Introduce Best Picture Nominees at the OSCARS
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Highly recognized talent from various walks of life will introduce the eight Best Picture nominees on Oscar Sunday, Feb. 24, announced show producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss. (more...)

Elsie Fisher, Danai Gurira, Brian Tyree Henry Among Newly Announced OSCARS PresentersElsie Fisher, Danai Gurira, Brian Tyree Henry Among Newly Announced OSCARS Presenters
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Stars continue to line up to present on the Oscars – the year's most-watched, live entertainment event – on Sunday, Feb. 24, announced show producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss. “The Oscars” airs live on The ABC Television Network and is broadcast in more than 225 countries and territories. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- THE CHER SHOW'S Jason Moore!Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- THE CHER SHOW'S Jason Moore!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Feb 18, 2019

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett Among Second Round of Presenters Announced for the OSCARSJavier Bardem, Angela Bassett Among Second Round of Presenters Announced for the OSCARS
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

A second wave of stars is headed for the Oscars stage on Sunday, Feb. 24. Academy Awards producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss announced today 13 more Hollywood luminaries to celebrate the year in movies. “The Oscars” airs live on The ABC Television Network and will be broadcast in more than 225 countries and territories. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Schimmel Center at Pace University concludes its 2018-19 Comedy 1 Series with a double-bill evening of standup featuring Crazy Rich Asians actor (more...)

JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Heads to Las Vegas in AprilJIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Heads to Las Vegas in April
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

For the first time, ABC's “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” will head to Las Vegas, Nevada, to shoot five original shows starting MONDAY, APRIL 1. (more...)

Chris Pratt, Rachel Brosnahan, Jordan Peele, Jane Fonda, RuPaul and More To Appear At PaleyFestChris Pratt, Rachel Brosnahan, Jordan Peele, Jane Fonda, RuPaul and More To Appear At PaleyFest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

The Paley Center for Media today announced the initial group of talent who will be participating in PaleyFest LA 2019, which takes place March 15-24, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. PaleyFest LA gives fans access to special screenings, exclusive conversations, and behind-the-scenes scoops and breaking news from the stars and creative minds behind their favorite shows. (more...)

Awkwafina, Chris Evans, Tina Fey Among First Round of Presenters for THE OSCARSAwkwafina, Chris Evans, Tina Fey Among First Round of Presenters for THE OSCARS
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

The first round of Oscars 2019 presenters was announced this morning by Oscars 2019 producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss. To help honor the incredible slate of Oscars 2019 nominees???????—from blockbusters to independent films—and embrace the diversity of the global movie-going audience, 13 stars were added to the list of presenters. Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson, and Constance Wu will be taking the Oscar stage as presenters LIVE SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24 8e|5p on ABC. In addition, it was announced that Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic will perform during the Oscars 2019 'In Memoriam' segment. (more...)

Schimmel Center at Pace University Presents AN EVENING WITH RONNY CHIENG AND DULCE SLOANSchimmel Center at Pace University Presents AN EVENING WITH RONNY CHIENG AND DULCE SLOAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

Schimmel Center at Pace University concludes its 2018-19 Comedy 1 Series with a double-bill evening of standup featuring Crazy Rich Asians actor (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Releases Second Trailer for RUSSIAN DOLL, Starring Natasha LyonneVIDEO: Netflix Releases Second Trailer for RUSSIAN DOLL, Starring Natasha Lyonne
by Stage Tube - Feb 1, 2019

Netflix has released the second trailer for RUSSIAN DOLL, which launches globally on Netflix February 1, 2019. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Gulfshore Playhouse's THE REVOLUTIONISTSVIDEO: Get A First Look At Gulfshore Playhouse's THE REVOLUTIONISTS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

For its third production of the 2018-19 season, Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples premiere professional regional theatre, explores timely topics of equality and freedomthrough a historic and comedic lens with The Revolutionists. Written by Americas most-popular playwright, Lauren Gunderson, and set during the French Revolutions Reign of Terror, The Revolutionists tells the story of an unlikely alliance between four historical, iconic women. Directed by Gulfshore Playhouse Founder and Producing Artistic Director Kristen Coury, the French fantasy takes the stage Jan. 12 to Feb. 3. (more...)

Photo Flash: Gulfshore Playhouse Reignites Courageous Call To Action In THE REVOLUTIONISTSPhoto Flash: Gulfshore Playhouse Reignites Courageous Call To Action In THE REVOLUTIONISTS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

For its third production of the 2018-19 season, Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples premiere professional regional theatre, explores timely topics of equality and freedomthrough a historic and comedic lens with The Revolutionists. Written by Americas most-popular playwright, Lauren Gunderson, and set during the French Revolutions Reign of Terror, The Revolutionists tells the story of an unlikely alliance between four historical, iconic women. Directed by Gulfshore Playhouse Founder and Producing Artistic Director Kristen Coury, the French fantasy takes the stage Jan. 12 to Feb. 3. (more...)

UCB Will Close East Village Location, Begins Partnership With SubCultureUCB Will Close East Village Location, Begins Partnership With SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

According to New York Times writer Sopan Deb on Twitter, UCB will close its East Village location, a month after it had announced several layoffs. (more...)

VIDEO: Natasha Lyonne Stars in the Trailer for RUSSIAN DOLLVIDEO: Natasha Lyonne Stars in the Trailer for RUSSIAN DOLL
by Stage Tube - Jan 9, 2019

Netflix has released the trailer for RUSSIAN DOLL, which launches globally on Netflix February 1, 2019. Watch the trailer below! (more...)

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