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Almost Famous tells the story of a teenage journalist writing for Rolling Stone in the early 1970s while covering the fictitious rock band Stillwater, and his efforts to get his first cover story published.


Tim Firth's THE BAND UK Tour Launches in Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Take That's UK Tour of Tim Firth's new musical, THE BAND, with the music of Take That, will begin at Manchester Opera House tonight 8 September, with a national press night on Tuesday 26 September 2017. (more...)

Billy Crudup to Star in World Premiere of HARRY CLARKE at Vineyard Theatre; Audible to Record as Audio Play
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have announced that Tony Award-winner Billy Crudup (THE COAST OF UTOPIA, Spotlight, THE METAL CHILDREN) will star in the world premiere production of HARRY CLARKE by Obie Award-winner David Cale (LILLIAN) and directed by Leigh Silverman (VIOLET). (more...)

Official: Cameron Crowe, Tom Kitt & Jeremy Herrin Will Adapt ALMOST FAMOUS Into a Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

It's all happening! Almost two decades after the film's release, Almost Famous might be heading to the stage. Creator Cameron Crowe hints at a musical adaptation of his film in a recent Tweet, which features Tony winner Tom Kitt at the piano. (more...)

Is ALMOST FAMOUS Musical Adaptation In the Works?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

It's all happening! Almost two decades after the film's release, Almost Famous might be heading to the stage. Creator Cameron Crowe hints at a musical adaptation of his film in a recent Tweet, which features Tony winner Tom Kitt at the piano. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix Metro - Week of 9/20/2017
by BWW - Sep 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/20/2017 for Phoenix Metro (more...)

Russell Peters Kicks Off DEPORTED WORLD TOUR this February
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Global comedy phenomenon Russell Peters kicks off his DEPORTED WORLD TOUR in Australia on Monday February 5th, 2018 in Perth at The Riverside Theatre before heading to the eastern states. (more...)

HARRY CLARKE, Starring Billy Crudup, Extends at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the world premiere production of Harry Clarke by Obie Award-winner David Cale (LILLIAN), directed by Obie Award-winner Leigh Silverman (VIOLET) and starring Tony Award-winner Billy Crudup (THE COAST OF UTOPIA, Spotlight, Vineyard's THE METAL CHILDREN) will extend through December 10. (more...)

31st Israeli Film Festival to Honor Emmy Winner Jeffrey Tambor & More
by Movies News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jeffrey Tambor will receive the 2017 IFF Achievement in Television Award, and multiple award-winning (including the 2017 Israeli Academy Ophir Award for Best Actor), Israeli movie star Lior Ashkenazi will be honored with the 2017 IFF Cinematic Achievement Award at the 31st Israel Film Festival Opening Night Gala (more...)

BWW Recap: Two Fortunate Sons Star in a Very Special THIS IS US
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 16, 2018

“This is Us” came back this week with a very special look into the past of our very favorite Pearson patriarch, Jack. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 14
by Audition Roundup - Oct 14, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 14, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Bruce Vilanch Comes to The Cock 'N Bull Restaurant & Stage At Peddler's Village
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2018

This Fall 2018, there is a new comedy venue in Bucks County. The Cock 'N Bull Restaurant & Stage will present (In Association with Empire Plush Room Presents), a series entitled COMEDY LEGENDS LIVE! Comedy Legends will appear in the intimate venue, allowing audiences to experience the artists up close and personal. The live entertainment series debuted on September 22 with the hilarious Bobby Collins. Next up will be the one and only Bruce Vilanch on November 24. (more...)

Rock/Country Songwriter Kevin Fisher Makes Recording Debut with a 12-Pack of Refreshing Tracks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Kevin Fisher has two words and 12 songs for all country-rock fans needing to de-stress after a long, hard day at work: BEER ME! (more...)

Oscar Winner Anna Paquin Joins THE AFFAIR On Showtime For Final Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Oscar® and Golden Globe® Award winner Anna Paquin (True Blood) has signed on as a series regular for the fifth and final season of the critically acclaimed SHOWTIME drama series, THE AFFAIR. Paquin will play a pivotal role as Alison and Cole's now adult daughter Joanie Lockhart, who returns some years in the future to a climate-change ravaged Montauk to piece together the truth about what happened to her mother, bringing the whole story full circle. (more...)

HARRY CLARKE, Starring Billy Crudup, Extends Again at the Vineyard
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the critically acclaimed world premiere production of HARRY CLARKE by Obie Award-winner David Cale (LILLIAN), directed by Obie Award-winner Leigh Silverman (VIOLET) and starring Tony Award-winner Billy Crudup (THE COAST OF UTOPIA, Spotlight, Vineyard's THE METAL CHILDREN) will extend for the third time, now playing through Saturday, December 23. (more...)

HARRY CLARKE, Starring Billy Crudup, Opens Tonight at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Vineyard Theatre presents the world premiere production of Harry Clarke by Obie Award-winner David Cale (LILLIAN), directed by Obie Award-winner Leigh Silverman (VIOLET) and starring Tony Award-winner Billy Crudup (THE COAST OF UTOPIA, Spotlight, Vineyard's THE METAL CHILDREN), extended through December 10. The production launches Vineyard Theatre's 35th Anniversary Season, opening tonight, November 21. (more...)

Peter Frampton to Reissue Grammy Award-Winning Album 'Fingerprints'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Legendary guitarist Peter Frampton will reissue his critically lauded album Fingerprints on January 26 via his own imprint Phenix Phonograph. Originally released in 2006, Fingerprints won the 2007 Grammy Award for Best P (more...)

Steppenwolf's THE DOPPELGANGER Starring Rainn Wilson Begins Rehearsals Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Rehearsals kicked off today for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's highly anticipated world premiere comedy, The Doppelganger (an international farce) written by Chicagoland native Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Showtime's Masters of Sex, Off-Broadway's Handbook for an American Revolutionary). (more...)

VIDEO: Frances McDormand Explains Inclusion Rider Backstage at the 90th Oscars
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Tony winner Frances McDormand won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI. The actress recently won a Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for the role. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Frances McDormand's Powerful Best Actress Oscars Acceptance Speech
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Watch Frances McDormand's Oscar 2018 acceptance speech for Best Actress in THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI at the 90th Academy Awards. She delivered a powerful speech asking all female nominees to stand with her in solidarity.  (more...)

Tony Winner Frances McDormand Wins Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2018

Tony winner Frances McDormand won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI. The actress recently won a Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for the role. (more...)

Rainn Wilson to Emcee Steppenwolf Gala; Chris Rock Guest Auctioneer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company celebrates 42 seasons of innovative ensemble theatre with an evening of celebration emceed by actor Rainn Wilson, who will be starring in The Doppelganger (an international farce) at Steppenwolf this spring and is well-known for his role as "Dwight Schrute" on NBC's award-winning comedy The Office. Comedian, actor, director and producer Chris Rock, who is best known for his standup comedy and who starred in the world premiere Broadway production of The Motherf**ker with the Hat directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro, will be the guest auctioneer alongside Christie's Robbie Gordy. (more...)

Tim Firth's THE BAND UK Tour Finds Its Fans; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The full cast are now announced for David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Take That's UK Tour of Tim Firth's new musical, THE BAND, with the music of Take That. (more...)

CYRANO Starring Peter Dinklage Finds Full Cast; Blake Jenner and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Casting of Goodspeed Musicals' Cyrano is complete. Film and TV actor Blake Jenner will play Christian. He joins previously announced Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage, who will play Cyrano alongside film actress Haley Bennett as Roxanne in this bold new musical. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of An Octoroon written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Eric Ting will close out its season. (more...)

Wayne Kirkpatrick on Bringing SOMETHING ROTTEN! To His Hometown
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 22, 2017

Try as you might, chances are you won't be very lucky in convincing Wayne Kirkpatrick to give you the scoop about his next Broadway musical - that information is kept under the strictest of confidence, thanks to his pledge to producer Kevin McCollum and his musical collaborator who just happens to be his brother, Karey. (more...)

Acclaimed DJ Russell Peters will Take the Stage at the 2018 XO Music Festival July 14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

RUSSELL PETERS fans worry not, if you missed his amazing live performance last weekend at the mountain winery you definitely have another chance to catch the king of comedy live on Saturday July 14, 2018 on the main stage at the freshest summer festival, the XO Music Festival in Antioch, California. This time the global comic phenom is going to make you clap in a whole different way. Taking a quick side road from his DEPORTED WORLD TOUR which is selling out city after city. Peters will be on the wheels of steel. If you haven't seen him DJ you are in for a treat. Peters is as amazing in the DJ booth as he is on the comedy stage. Making him very versatile and inspiring. (more...)

Peter Frampton's Reissue of Grammy Award-Winning Album FINGERPRINTS Out Now!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

The reissue of Fingerprints from legendary guitarist Peter Frampton is out today via his own imprint Phenix Phonograph. Originally released in 2006, Fingerprints won the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album and Frampton's cover of Soundgarden's 'Black Hole Sun' off the album was also nominated for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. The album is also available on vinyl for the first time. (more...)

Rainn Wilson to Lead Cast of Steppenwolf's THE DOPPELGANGER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Iconic star of The Office actor and comedian Rainn Wilson will return to the stage in Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production ofThe Doppelg nger (An International Farce). Wilson leads the cast as Thomas Irdley/Jimmy in the world premiere production. (more...)

Tony Winner Frances McDormand Wins SAG Award for Best Female Actor in a Leading Role
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Tony winner Frances McDormand won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her performance in THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI. (more...)

Britton, Davis, Hawn, Hudson, Larson, Linney, Mann, Mullally and Silverman to Present at the SAG Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2018

Connie Britton, Geena Davis, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, Brie Larson, Laura Linney, Leslie Mann, Megan Mullally and Sarah Silverman will present Actor awards at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. These exceptional women join an impressive list of actors who will honor their colleagues at the SAG Awards Ceremony, a list that already includes Rosanna Arquette, Halle Berry, SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris, Dakota Fanning, Mandy Moore, Olivia Munn, Niecy Nash, Lupita Nyong'o, Gina Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Marisa Tomei and Kelly Marie Tran. The 24th Annual SAG Awards will air live on TNT and TBS, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT). (more...)

Laurie Metcalf, Saoirse Ronan Among Presenters for 24th Annual SAG AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2018

Mary J. Blige, Jason Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Holly Hunter, Daniel Kaluuya, Zoe Kazan, Frances McDormand, Laurie Metcalf, Kumail Nanjiani, Sam Rockwell, Ray Romano, Saoirse Ronan and Allison Williams will be presenters at the 24th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS Awards (more...)

TOMMY BOLIN'S DREAMERS Comes to Boulder Theater, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Tommy Bolin was born to Barb and Rich Bolin in Sioux City, Iowa, August 3 1951. At age five (!) Rich, took him to see Elvis Presley LIVE and Tommy's path, as it turns out, was set. The very blue collar Bolin family did all they could for Tommy, including buying him his first guitar, the obligatory Sears Silver-tone. His first Sioux City teen band was The Miserlous, followed in 1964 at age 13, by Denny and The Triumphs, which morphed into Patch of Blue. In 1999, they were was inducted in the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. After leaving Patch of Blue, Tommy gigged with The Chateaux, based in Vermillion, South Dakota, where he met their drummer, Bobby Berge. It was at a gig with them there they he met John Tesar, who wrote lyrics for Tommy throughout his career. But Tommy wasn't "fitting in" at school. After being suspended from Central High School for his hair being too long, then cutting it short, and still being suspended, Barb and Rich supported 16 year old Tommy in leaving Sioux City. A one way bus ticket to Denver, Colorado was all he needed to start his new musical career. (more...)

Comedy Show Will Benefit Negro Ensemble's A SOLDIER'S PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

On February 27 at Paris Blues, 2021 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. (at 121st St.), The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. will hold a comedy benefit to support its production of 'A Soldier's Play,' to be presented February 14 to March 4 at Gene Franbkel Theatre, 24 Bond Street. (more...)

Video Flashback: Broadway Dims Its Lights in Memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 2, 2018

Today we celebrate the life and career of actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away on this day in 2014. Beloved by audiences, and colleagues, Hoffman's death shook the artistic community. For his numerous contributions to the theatre, theatre owners dimmed the lights on Broadway in his memory.  (more...)

Billy Crudup Returns in HARRY CLARKE for 10 Weeks Only at the Minetta Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

On the heels of a sold out, twice-extended world premiere produced by Vineyard Theatre in association with Audible, Audible Inc., the world's largest producer and provider of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, is pleased to announce that Tony Award winner Billy Crudup will return to the title role in Harry Clarke, written by Obie Award winner David Cale (Lillian) and directed by Leigh Silverman (Violet). (more...)

Run Forrest, Run! Gump's Epic Jog Found To Be The Longest Distance Ever Travelled In Movie History
by Movies News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

A new study from travel insurance company InsureandGo has found that Forrest Gump holds the record for the longest total distance travelled in a fictional film, with Tom Hanks' character running an unbelievable 15,248-miles in one massive, trans-continental jog. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At The Cast Of WASTED At Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Through the lens of a rock documentary, Wasted is a brand new musical that gives an access-all-areas account of the struggles, heartbreaks and triumphs of the three Bronte sisters Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and their brother Branwell.  Brought up in a remote, poverty-stricken town in Yorkshire, without money or opportunity, they fought ill health, unrequited love and family feuds to write some of the most celebrated literature including Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. (more...)

The Countdown Is On To The World Premiere Of THE BAND In Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Excitement is building for the world premiere of THE BAND which opens its UK tour at Manchester Opera House next month. (more...)

CYRANO, Starring Peter Dinklage, Begins Run at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Casting of Goodspeed Musicals' Cyrano is complete. Film and TV actor Blake Jenner will play Christian. He joins previously announced Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage, who will play Cyrano alongside film actress Haley Bennett as Roxanne in this bold new musical. (more...)

Claire's Last Secret By Marty Ambrose Set For 9/1 Release
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

Claire's Last Secret, the latest book by acclaimed novelist Marty Ambrose, will be released nationwide in September. Severn House will publish Claire's Last Secret in a hardcover edition (ISBN: 978-0-7278-8797-9, 192 pages, $28.99) available wherever fine books are sold on September 1, 2018. (more...)

Breaking: Jerry Zaks Will Bring MRS. DOUBTFIRE Musical to Broadway; John O'Farrell, Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick Join Creative Team!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Fox Stage Productions and Kevin McCollum have announced the creative team for the new Broadway-bound musical MRS. DOUBTFIRE. Four-time Tony Award Winner Jerry Zaks, (most recently represented on Broadway by the hit revival of Hello, Dolly!) will direct, joined by Tony Award Nominees (for Something Rotten!) John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick (book) and Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick (music and lyrics). (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For WASTED at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Through the lens of a rock documentary, Wasted is a brand new musical that gives an access-all-areas account of the struggles, heartbreaks and triumphs of the three Bronte sisters Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and their brother Branwell. Brought up in a remote, poverty-stricken town in Yorkshire, without money or opportunity, they fought ill health, unrequited love and family feuds to write some of the most celebrated literature including Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. (more...)

Peddler's Village Comedy Legends Series Live Comes to The Cock 'n Bull Restaurant & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

This Fall, Peddler's Village in association with Empire Plush Room Presents will be the home of headliner comedians. The Cock 'n Bull Restaurant & Stage will present legendary artists up close and personal as part of its Comedy Legends Live! Series. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Anna Paquin Stars in WGN America's Gripping Original Series BELLEVUE
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

WGN America announced today that it has acquired the U.S. rights to the compelling original drama series BELLEVUE, starring Academy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner Anna Paquin ('True Blood,' 'Roots'), who executive produces alongside creators/showrunners Jane Maggs ('The Offering') and producer/director Adrienne Mitchell ('Bomb Girls,' 'Durham County'). (more...)

NYWIFT Awards Ravenal Foundation Grant to YELLOW ROSE - Feature Film About Undocumented Country Singer
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) is pleased to announce the presentation of a $7,500 grant funded by the Alan M. & Mildred S. Ravenal Foundation. The NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Grant supports the production of a dramatic feature film from a female second-time feature film director over 40 years of age. Grant funds may be used for pre-production, production, or post-production. (more...)

THE DOPPELGANGER Extends Through June 2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Due to popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company has extended the world premiere comedy, The Doppelganger (an international farce) written by Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Showtime's Masters of Sex, Off-Broadway's Handbook for an American Revolutionary), through June 2 with the original cast. (more...)

Ireland's The Coronas' 2018 North American Tour Expands to Include Major Festivals and Fall Shows
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

One of Ireland's best loved and hardest working bands, The Coronas are set to return to North America for their biggest series of shows ever. Having completed two tours that included 11 sold out shows in support of their fifth and latest album, TRUST THE WIRE, the upcoming series of shows will include larger venues along with several high profile music festivals. (more...)

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