Multimedia, Site-Specific Art Event INTER-ACTIONS Comes to FPTC, 7/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

INTER-ACTIONS: Performance Art x Art That Performs; presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ma Ha Nei Bu Eebowai for THE BOOK OF MORMON
by Amanda Finn - May 22, 2015

It's quickly becoming a household name. Although it's nothing like some of the shows considered 'classic Broadway', it has erupted into an existence far from anything of its kind on stage. Book of Mormon could be considered a somewhat mythical creature in the realm of theatre. The ultimate amalgamation of all things Broadway and South Park - this show is a masterpiece. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Worth Its Weight in Golden Plates - THE BOOK OF MORMON
by Amanda Finn - Mar 12, 2015

The musical that has had theatregoers buzzing since its premiere, The Book of Mormon, has finally made its way to Madison. It's a show so full of lewd behavior that one would almost have to assume it was written by the men behind the series South Park. That shock value - however - is what makes this show so unbelievably fun. (more...)

Broadway's BOOK OF MORMON Welcomes Newest Elders Gavin Creel and Christopher John O'Neill Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The Tony-winning musical BOOK OF MORMON said farewell to its most recent Elder Price and Elder Cuningham, Ben Platt and Nic Rouleau respectively, on January 4. Broadway favorite Gavin Creel, who has portrayed the role of Kevin Price on both the BOM national tour and in the London production, steps in as the egocentric missionary, beginning tonight, January 6th. Joining him as everyone's favorite sidekick will be Christopher John O'Neill. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON Stars Welcome Newest Elders Gavin Creel and Christopher John ONeill
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

BOOK OF MORMON's Ben Platt turned to Twitter on Saturday, January 3rd to share a photo of the foursome just before the big transition. (more...)

Sunday Special: Joined at the Hip - Broadway's Best Musical Duos!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 23, 2014

With SIDE SHOW's reimagined revival currently on Broadway, we couldn't resist rounding up some of the Great White Way's best duos from throughout history. Scroll down for our picks and be sure to tell us your favorite (and any we missed) below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: BOOK OF MORMON Scores a Red-State Victory
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 19, 2014

Two weeks after conservative Tennessee voters turned the Volunteer State a deeper shade of red and some three years after I was told The Book of Mormon likely would never play the Tennessee Performing Arts Center because its plot is too outlandish, its book too profane, its tenor too irreverent, the second national touring company of the nine-time Tony Award-winning musical came to Nashville and gave audiences a much-needed jolt of electricity that elicited one of the longest, uninterrupted standing ovations I've ever witnessed in TPAC's Jackson Hall. (more...)

BAFTA Appoints Director of Awards
by Movies News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced that Emma Baehr has become its Director of Awards, a new role that oversees all five of BAFTA's London-based ceremonies (more...)

Shed Media, NBCUniversal International Television Production & UKTV join BAFTA Albert Consortium
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced that Shed Media, NBCUniversal International Television Production and UKTV will join the BAFTA Albert Consortium (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON Is Still Something Incredible
by Michael L. Quintos - May 16, 2014

After being on the road for almost two years now, the hilarious Tony Award-winning Broadway musical hit THE BOOK OF MORMON has finally made its way inside the OC... And, man, it's about frikkin' time. All that hype and hyperbole about just how amazing this show is isn't an exaggeration; every accolade this show has received since its bow is indeed much-deserved. The giddy, uber-devilish musical continues its two-week mission at Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts through May 25. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON Graces Columbus - OMGosh, They Had Me at 'Hello'
by Christina Mancuso - May 15, 2014

How do you take a devout, sacred religion like Mormonism, pack in a bunch of old, Ohio conservatives, and somehow manage to have them laughing in stitches on topics like female circumcision, rape, AIDS, and homosexuality? That's the genius of South Park writers, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with AVENUE Q co-creator Robert Lopez, who accomplished just that. With 9 Tony Awards under its belt (holding in the maggots), THE BOOK OF MORMON is a truly brilliant creation of musical comedy, combining shamelessly offensive language with a generous heartfelt story, uplifting songs, terrific choreography, and quick wit. Continuous tornado sirens on opening press night didn't stop Ohioans from cramming in the Ohio Theatre to worship this truly amazing production. (more...)

BAFTA Albert Consortium Announces New Partnership With Greenstone
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced a new partnership between the BAFTA Albert Consortium (more...) Italy... in London!
by Nino Prattico - Feb 24, 2014

Stai pianificando un viaggio a Londra? Non sai che musical vedere e/o vuoi sapere quali sono i migliori su piazza? Ecco un resoconto della mia esperienza londinese, nella speranza che il mio personalissimo punto di vista possa esserti d'aiuto nell'orientarti nel West End della Capitale inglese. Nello stilare questa 'graduatoria' ho fatto delle scelte un po' impopolari e aspetto di essere contraddetto. Ad ogni modo, enjoy it! Stai pianificando un viaggio a Londra? Non sai che musical vedere e/o vuoi sapere quali sono i migliori su piazza? Ecco un resoconto della mia esperienza londinese, nella speranza che il mio personalissimo punto di vista possa esservi d'aiuto nell'orientarvi nel West End della Capitale inglese. Nello stilare questa 'graduatoria' ho fatto delle scelte un po' impopolari e aspetto di essere contraddetto. Ad ogni modo, enjoy it! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON Is Freakin' Awesome
by Linda Hodges - Dec 2, 2013

'The Book of Mormon' has been hailed as one of the top musicals of the decade and now through January 19, 2014, San Francisco audiences will have the opportunity to judge for themselves as to whether a musical about Mormons on a mission to win converts to the Church of Latter-day Saints deserves such an accolade. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON is Joyfully Irreverent and Surprisingly Uplifting
by David Clarke - Sep 5, 2013

In March 2011, Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone's joyfully irreverent, soulfully blasphemous, and wholly scandalous comedy THE BOOK OF MORMON took Broadway by storm, going on to win 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Score. The musical quickly developed a ravenous parish of fans that simply couldn't get enough of the bawdy spectacle, and left many around the nation counting the days until the First National Tour kicked off. After a short two-and-a-half year wait, Houston audiences are getting their chance to experience the production, and judging by last night's reaction, we couldn't be more enthusiastic or pleased. Now holding a coveted spot as one of the best musicals I have ever seen, this show was definitely worth the wait! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jane Lynch, Giada De Laurentiis Honored at 2013 Angel Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

On Saturday, August 10th, 2013 Project Angel Food hosted its annual Angel Awards where the non-profit recognized the philanthropic accomplishments of award-winning actress Jane Lynch, star of FOX's GLEE and host of NBC's new hit "Hollywood Game Night," and Food network staple, celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis. With nearly 400 guests in attendance, it was a night to celebrate and many of Hollywood's brightest turned out to show their support for the evening's honorees and the organization which prepares and delivers over 12,000 nutritious meals every week to those with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life threatening illnesses in Los Angeles County. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

BWW Reviews: BOOK OF MORMON a Merciful Look into Missionary Positions You Never Considered
by Anton Anderssen - Mar 18, 2013

Starring Mark Evans as Elder Kevin Price and Christopher John O'Neill as Elder Arnold Cunningham, the comedy duo bring convulsive comedy to the stage rivaling veteran actors Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Each elder attempts to spread the good news in his own way; Arnold seems to pull scripture out of his a$$ to fit whatever point he is trying to promote. Kevin tries the traditional method but winds up having to pull the actual book out of his a$$ after it was unceremoniously placed there by a terrorist. It's never fun being the butt of a joke. (more...)

BWW Reviews: West Coast Premiere of THE BOOK OF MORMON Finally Blesses Southern California
by Michael L. Quintos - Sep 14, 2012

Arguably the most anticipated Broadway musical to ever hit the road in recent decades, the worship-worthy comedy THE BOOK OF MORMON--whose first national tour is now cheerfully spreading its gospel at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood through November 25--certainly lives up to its massive box office draw, critical and audience acclaim, and, of course, its cart-full of nine well-earned Tony Award wins, including one for Best Musical. A giddy, crass, and surprisingly heart-felt stage show full of winking cynicism, this truly genius creation is, hands down, the best, most thoroughly entertaining musical comedy to ever be mounted on a stage for quite some time. It's rude, crude, and shamelessly offensive... and you're going to adore every single minute of it. (more...)

BWW Special: THE BOOK OF MORMON Production History
by Mark Gibbons - Sep 5, 2012

The Book of Mormon is a musical that was written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, most famously known for creating the animated comedy series South Park. Few playwrights have ventured into the world of religion-based musicals, but the duo is so skilled and well-rehearsed at telling stories and pleasing audiences, few in the entertainment business were surprised that they were able to pull of such a feat. The famous duo was joined by lyricist and musician Robert Lopez, who helped merge the ideas of Parker and Stone with the practical elements of staging a musical production. (more...)

Austin Pendleton, Mike Doyle et al. Join Abingdon Theatre Company's Benefit Gala, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2011

The fabulous Lypsinka, Tony Award-winner Alan Cumming (CABARET, 'The Good Wife'), and Tony nominees Alison Fraser (SECRET GARDEN, ROMANCE/ROMANCE) and Andrew Rannells (BOOK OF MORMON) are set to appear at Abingdon Theatre Company's 19th Annual Benefit Gala on Monday, October 24 at Espace, honoring Charles Busch, Julie Halston and Timothy P. Speiss. Beth Leavel, a Tony winner for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE will emcee the gala. Carl Andress, who helmed Busch's THE DIVINE SISTER, THE THIRD STORY, DIE MOMMIE DIE! and SHANGHAI MOON, directs. (more...)

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