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Oscar Winner Sean Penn Joins Hulu's Original Drama Series THE FIRSTOscar Winner Sean Penn Joins Hulu's Original Drama Series THE FIRST
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Academy Award -winning actor Sean Penn has joined Beau Willimon's upcoming Hulu original drama series THE FIRST. Though details about the role remain under wraps, this marks the acclaimed actor's first foray into television. (more...)

Taran Killam, Heather Graham, Kumail Nanjiani, and Blake Jenner Honored at San Diego International Film FestivalTaran Killam, Heather Graham, Kumail Nanjiani, and Blake Jenner Honored at San Diego International Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The San Diego International Film Festival (Oct 4-8, 2017) produced each year by the San Diego Film Foundation is proud to announce that Heather Graham, Kumail Nanjiani, Blake Jenner, and Taran Killam will be honored at the San Diego International Film Festival (more...)

Maria Dizzia, Will Pullen to Headline Amanda Peet's New Play Reading Tonight at MCC TheaterMaria Dizzia, Will Pullen to Headline Amanda Peet's New Play Reading Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

MCC Theater today announced the complete cast and creative team for Amanda Peet's Our Very Own Carlin McCullough, the first of the 2017 PlayLabs readings, which will be held tonight, September 11th, at 7pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Meet the Cast of DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 25!Meet the Cast of DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 25!
by TV News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

DANCING WITH THE STARS is gearing up to celebrate its 25th season, and the new celebrity cast are sparkling up their wardrobe, breaking in their dancing shoes and readying themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, as the season kicks off on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (more...)

Revenge Comedy F*CK M*RRY K*LL to Make World Premiere Off-Broadway This FallRevenge Comedy F*CK M*RRY K*LL to Make World Premiere Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Less Than Rent Theatre announced today their upcoming world premiere production of F*CK M*RRY K*LL (FMK), a Jacobean revenge comedy set in suburban Connecticut, written by James Presson and directed by Sash Bischoff. (more...)

Richard Nelson's ILLYRIA World Premiere Finds Full Cast at The Public TheaterRichard Nelson's ILLYRIA World Premiere Finds Full Cast at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for Illyria, written and directed by Richard Nelson, part of The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette Street and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. (more...)

NICK & ZOE Comes to The Fridge FestivalNICK & ZOE Comes to The Fridge Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The Arctic Group has commissioned playwright Daniel Talbott (Slipping and Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait) to write a new short play that will be performed on a double bill with Steve McMahon's Sad Indie Love Song in Series B of their inaugural FRIDGE Festival. The festival runs August 31 - September 10, and Series B will play Thu 8/31 at 9pm, Sun 9/3 at 7pm, Wed 9/6 9pm, and Sat 9/9 at 7pm. (more...)

Tony Nominee Emily Skeggs Set for THE APPLE BOYS at Dixon PlaceTony Nominee Emily Skeggs Set for THE APPLE BOYS at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

THE APPLE BOYS, a new musical by Ben Bonnema (2017 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipient) and Jonothon Lyons, will be presented on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 7:30pm at Dixon Place.  (more...)

Wax Factory's Modern Take on The Seagull, PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER!, Set for One-Night Show at Lincoln Center AtriumWax Factory's Modern Take on The Seagull, PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER!, Set for One-Night Show at Lincoln Center Atrium
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

WaxFactory presents a work-in-progress showing of PUT YOURSELF TOGETHER!, a modern, media-enhanced riff on Anton Chekhov's classic The Seagull. (more...)

Broadway's M. BUTTERFLY, Directed by Julie Taymor, Welcomes Composer Elliot Goldenthal and More to Creative TeamBroadway's M. BUTTERFLY, Directed by Julie Taymor, Welcomes Composer Elliot Goldenthal and More to Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, and Doug Morris (CEO, Sony Music) today announce the full creative team for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY. (more...)

Comedy Central's Annual UP NEXT Stand-Up Showcase Set for This JuneComedy Central's Annual UP NEXT Stand-Up Showcase Set for This June
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

Comedy Central will present its annual stand-up showcase, Up Next, previously known as Comics To Watch, at Colossal Clusterfest, the brand new comedy and music festival experience created by Comedy Central and Superfly, the brains behind Bonnaroo, and Outside Lands co-producer Another Planet Entertainment. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present The Revolution of Steve Jobs Scheduled for 2019 SeasonSan Francisco Opera to Present The Revolution of Steve Jobs Scheduled for 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

San Francisco Opera today announced its participation as a co-commissioner of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs—the first full-length opera written by Bay Area composer Mason Bates and set to a libretto by Mark Campbell—joining Santa Fe Opera and Seattle Opera, with support from Cal Performances. The new work is a co-production with Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music and will have its world premiere beginning July 22, 2017 at Santa Fe Opera. San Francisco Opera will present the Bay Area premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs during the Company's 2019–20 repertory season at the War Memorial Opera House. Bates' electro-acoustic opera is composed in one act and is comprised of a prologue and 19 scenes. (more...)

The Drag Queens of Comedy 2017 to Bring Uproarious Drag Queens to Times SquareThe Drag Queens of Comedy 2017 to Bring Uproarious Drag Queens to Times Square
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

History will be made in Times Square in May when the 'Crossroads of America' plays host to The Drag Queens of Comedy 2017, featuring 10 of the most outrageous and uproarious drag queens to ever throw shade over the 'Great White Way.' Producer, celebutante and heiress Sasha Soprano presents the largest drag queen show ever served up to The Big Apple! (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD to Apparate Into Broadway's Transfigured Lyric Theatre Next SpringHARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD to Apparate Into Broadway's Transfigured Lyric Theatre Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, have today confirmed that the production will have its Broadway premiere in the Spring of 2018 at the newly renovated Lyric Theatre in New York. (more...)

The Drag Queens of Comedy Invade New York City For Two Shows This MayThe Drag Queens of Comedy Invade New York City For Two Shows This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

History will be made in Times Square in May when the "Crossroads of America" plays host to The Drag Queens of Comedy 2017, featuring 10 of the most outrageous and uproarious drag queens to ever throw shade over the "Great White Way." Producer, celebutante and heiress Sasha Soprano presents the largest drag queen show ever served up to The Big Apple! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Emily SkeggsExclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Emily Skeggs
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Apr 24, 2017

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...)

Sasha Soprano presents THE DRAG QUEENS OF COMEDY, 5/12Sasha Soprano presents THE DRAG QUEENS OF COMEDY, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Sasha Soprano presents The Drag Queens of Comedy, in association with Peaches Christ Productions, Friday, May 12 at 7 and 10 p.m., at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. What has become a not-to-be-missed event in San Francisco since 2010, The Drag Queens of Comedy makes its Chicago debut with a line up of the world's most popular drag queen stars. Ticket prices range from $37- $57 with a $100 VIP ticket that includes preferred seating, a signed poster of the event and access to a meet and greet.* Tickets may be purchased at TheDragQueensofComedy.com or by calling 773.935.6875. The performance runs 120 minutes with no intermission, and due to strong language Drag Queens of Comedy is recommended for ages 13 years old and older. (more...)

Bill Frisell Makes Queensland Debut in WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STARBill Frisell Makes Queensland Debut in WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Hailed as one of the most innovative and influential guitarists of the past quarter of a century, Bill Frisell will make his Queensland debut at the Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) on Friday 9 June 2017. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Legendary Composer Danny Elfman to receive Max Steiner Award in ViennaLegendary Composer Danny Elfman to receive Max Steiner Award in Vienna
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

 Vienna is without a doubt the music capital of the world. More famous composers have lived here than in any other city - in Vienna, music is literally in the air. It's no surprise that therefore it's the Austrian born composer Max Steiner ("Gone with the Wind", "Casablanca"), who is one of the fathers of film music as we know it today. (more...)

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