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by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017
Due to an overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will extend for two additional weeks. Originally scheduled to close on October 8, the popular musical will now run through Sunday, October 22.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017
Centenary Stage Company launches 2017 - 18 professional theatre season October 6 through 22 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center with Freyda Thomas' hilarious reimagining of Moliere's penultimate screwball comedy, The Learned Ladies.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017
The Tony Award-winning musical comedy A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum hits the Garry Marshall Theatre stage, following Ovation Recommended play Master Class.
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2017
On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, When Julia Roberts explains to James her brain's overload with all the scripts and projects she's worked on over her career, Ben Schwartz offers up a few of her classic lines that are rather uncanny.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017
Patrick Ignatius' house is being foreclosed. Although he has not lived there for many years, he returns to Cleveland to find something. Frank and Casey are the movers assigned to empty the house. Patrick appeals to them to let him stay for one more night, to find that particular something he thought was long gone. With the help of a deranged street urchin named Mouse, Patrick pulls apart the house, attempting to find what he seeks, but uncovering ghosts and truths long buried. And it's a comedy.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018
To some, FRANKE & THE KNOCKOUTS was that '80s band led by the Jersey guy who would go on to win the Academy Award and Golden Globe for writing Dirty Dancing's iconic theme song, “(I've Had) The Time of My Life.”
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
The Orleans Hotel and Casino will bring highly-acclaimed stand-up comedians to The Orleans Showroom this summer as part of a comedy series, starring Whitney Cummings, Bryan Callen, Brendan Schaub, Celeste Barber and Deon Cole. The comedy series will also be hosted by well-known actor and comedian, Jimmie "JJ" Walker.
by Lindsay Kruger - May 6, 2019
The Offbeat Broadway franchise continues with its fifth installment of the popular musical theatre tribute/take-off. OFFBEAT BROADWAY 5 returns to Theatre on the Bay with its original three highly talented performers at the forefront, a well-respected director at its helm, and a repertoire of delightfully entertaining musical numbers from a variety of shows.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
Due to popular demand multi-award-winning improvised comedy troupe Austentatious are delighted to announce an extension of their existing residency at the Fortune Theatre. The show will continue to thrill and entertain London audiences across 8 nights at the Fortune Theatre in London, beginning on 18th November 2019 and concluding on 16th December 2019. Tickets will go on sale at 10 am on Monday 20th May, available from www.atgtickets.com.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
Troy Foundry Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of 100 Years by Richard Dresser directed by Elizabeth Carlson-Guerin (Curio Theatre Company). Set in the not-too-distant future, this new dark comedy confronts today's direst global crises with incisive humor and sly wisdom.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017
From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster musical comedy, Young Frankenstein. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019
KEVIN HEFFERNAN (writer, actor, producer, director) is one fifth of the Broken Lizard Comedy Group. Heffernan co-starred and co-wrote the cult hits, Super Troopers, Puddle Cruiser, Club Dread, Beerfest, Broken Lizard Stands Up & the recently released success Super Troopers 2. He made his directorial debut on the Broken Lizard film, The Slammin' Salmon. In addition to Broken Lizard films, Heffernan co-wrote and co-starred in the film remake of The Dukes of Hazzard. He has starred in such films as Sky High, Strange Wilderness and The Babymakers. And has appeared on such TV shows as Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Goldbergs, VEEP, How I Met Your Mother& Workaholics. He is currently the creator, star & director of the upcoming series Tacoma FD for the TruTV Network premiering March 28th, 2019. Kevin also tours the country performing stand up. His first concert special, Fat Man Little Boy, premiered on Netflix in 2013. His second, Below The Belt premiered on Comedy Central in 2016. And he just filmed his latest, The Potential Farewell Tour, releasing in December 2018. He has a weekly podcast with Steve Lemme called Chewin' it w/ Kevin & Steve.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019
Brian Corrigan, Beejan Land, and Lipica Shah will star in Luna Stage's production of Heartland. The intercontinental love story by Gabriel Jason Dean, directed by Ari Laura Kreith will run from April 4-April 28.
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 24, 2017
It used to be true that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But not anymore. For the next five weeks, LA audiences will get a taste of Sin City right here in our own backyard, thanks to Spiegelworld's in-your-face adult-only production, ABSINTHE LA.
by Barry Lenny - Mar 13, 2017
Adelaide's favourite senior citizen in her new show,
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017
North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state.
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2018
James Corden and Ashton Kutcher square off in a rap battle, with each taking shots far below the belt. In a content so heated, only a rap legend of Sean 'Diddy' Combs' caliber can declare a winner. Watch the clip below!
by Student Blogger: Chloe Hechter - Jul 7, 2020
I was falling prey to an illness far worse than that summer's outbreak of impetigo: DRAMA GOGGLES. 
by Jade Kops - Jul 7, 2019
Sydney Cabaret Festival Artistic Director Trevor Ashley opened the inaugural SYDNEY CABARET FESTIVAL with a delightful amuse-bouche of performances at the ALL STAR GALA. 
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 6, 2017
BWW speaks to Trolley Girls ahead of their run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017
North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018
HSC announces its Spring schedule of events! Check out the full listings below:
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018
St. Ann's Warehouse presents the American Premiere of Schaub hne Berlin's Returning to Reims, an adaptation of French author Didier Eribon's memoir of the same name, directed by Berlin auteur Thomas Ostermeier, February 4-25. This production marks the first collaboration between St. Ann's and the Schaub hne, whose production of Richard III recently garnered acclaim in BAM's Next Wave Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018
Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today the cast and creative team for Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, which will perform at Hartford Stage Thursday, February 15, through Sunday, March 18.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017
Two little cripples sitting in a tree k-i-s-s-Wait! How did two cripples get up a tree? Come and see Spring Day (her real name!), voted Brooklyn's Best Comedian 2016 and Smart Comedy Award winner, tell true tales of a spastic Sid and Nancy.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017
Amphibian Stage Productions announces the cast and creative team for its first main stage play of the 2017 season, Northside Hollow by Jonathan Fielding and Brenda Withers. Starring Jim Jorgensen and Jordan Sobel, the play runs Friday, February 10 through Sunday, March 5 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. Supporting artists include Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso and Jake Nice. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
Due to popular demand multi-award-winning improvised comedy troupe Austentatious have announced a new weekly residency at the Fortune Theatre for 2020. With a delighted London audience of over 10,000 in 2019, the show will continue to entertain across a further 30 dates at the Fortune Theatre, beginning on 24th February 2020 and concluding on 27th July 2020. Tickets are now on sale and available from www.atgtickets.com.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2017
The new revival of Sunday in the Park with George opens today, featuring a star-studded cast of some of your Broadway favorites as well as some new faces. Get to know the company before they take their final bows below!
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2018
SHOWTIME Sports continues to expand its position at the intersection of combat sports and culture with a first-of-its-kind, sports talk show, BELOW THE BELT hosted by Brendan Schaub. The twice-monthly, 30-minute show debuts on Wednesday, February 28 on SHOWTIME Sports digital platforms, days before American heavyweight Deontay Wilder defends his WBC title against Luis Ortiz. The announcement was made today by Stephen Espinoza, President, Sports and Event Programming, Showtime Networks Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018
SHOWTIME Sports continues to expand its position at the intersection of combat sports and culture with a first-of-its-kind, sports talk show, BELOW THE BELT hosted by Brendan Schaub. The twice-monthly, 30-minute show debuts on Wednesday, February 28 on SHOWTIME Sports digital platforms, days before American heavyweight Deontay Wilder defends his WBC title against Luis Ortiz. The announcement was made today by Stephen Espinoza, President, Sports and Event Programming, Showtime Networks Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018
Written by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Anne Occhiogrosso, Centenary Stage Company's mainstage theatrical season continues in the Lackland Performing Arts Center with Reza's 1998 Tony Award and 1996 Olivier Award winning comedy Art from February 16 through March 4.  "Wildly funny, naughtily provocative…" says the NY Post, it all begins when Serge buys an expensive painting by a celebrated artist.  A white canvas with white diagonal lines.  Old friends square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to hilariously batter one another over various slights and failures.  Art is a hilarious exploration of the very notion of what constitutes art while examining the meaning of friendship.  'Anyone looking for a play that is funny, sophisticated, stylish, stimulating and moving should go to 'ART'.' (Independent, London).
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Deadline reports that 'Hercules' voice actor Tate Donovan will star in 'Blood Relative,' a new Fox pilot about forensic genealogy.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018
Written by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by theatre legend Anne Occhiogrosso, Centenary Stage Company's mainstage theatrical season continues in the Lackland Performing Arts Center this Friday, February 16 at 8PM with Reza's 1998 Tony Award and 1996 Olivier Award winning comedy Art.  "Wildly funny, naughtily provocative…" says the NY Post, it all begins when Serge buys an expensive painting by a celebrated artist.  A white canvas with white diagonal lines.  Old friends square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to hilariously batter one another over various slights and failures.  Art is a hilarious exploration of the very notion of what constitutes art while examining the meaning of friendship.  'Anyone looking for a play that is funny, sophisticated, stylish, stimulating and moving should go to 'ART'.' (Independent, London).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018
Production images for the international La Clique Noel - Part Deux are released today! La Clique returned to Edinburgh with a new show at the Festival Square Spiegeltent on Lothian Road to headline Edinburgh's Christmas 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2017
It's been a big year for theatre in Tuscon and tuscon.com has announced its list of this year's Mac Award nominees and winners. Check out the full list below!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016
Two little cripples sitting in a tree k-i-s-s-Wait! How did two cripples get up a tree? Come and see Spring Day (her real name!), voted Brooklyn's Best Comedian 2016 and Smart Comedy Award winner, tell true tales of a spastic Sid and Nancy.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2019
Geva Theatre Center presents Slow Food, by Wendy MacLeod and directed by Skip Greer, in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from January 14 through February 9.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
Due to popular demand multi-award-winning improvised comedy troupe Austentatious have announced a new weekly residency at the Fortune Theatre for 2020. With a delighted London audience of over 10,000 in 2019, the show will continue to entertain across a further 30 dates at the Fortune Theatre, beginning on 24th February 2020 and concluding on 27th July 2020. Tickets are now on sale and available from www.atgtickets.com.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016
B Street Theatre is excited to open the 2017 B3 Series Season with Lucas Hnath's The Christians.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2020
ComedySportz Indianapolis, which has been housed in the same theater for 21 years, is moving out, reports the IndyStar.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018
Centenary Stage Company, the not for profit professionally producing Equity Theatre in residency on the campus of Centenary University will be holding a variety of educational opportunities during the fall of 2018. Continuing its tradition of cultivating a vibrant arts community, Centenary Stage Company will be offer the fall Conservatory of Dance, as well as, the Adult Acting Workshop. Both programs are open to the public with registration deadlines of August 24, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018
Centenary Stage Company, the not for profit professionally producing Equity Theatre in residency on the campus of Centenary University will be holding a variety of educational opportunities during the fall of 2018. Continuing its tradition of cultivating a vibrant arts community, Centenary Stage Company will be offer the fall Conservatory of Dance, as well as, the Adult Acting Workshop. Both programs are open to the public with registration deadlines of August 24, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
Redtwist Theatre announces an upcoming production of Richard Dresser's bizarre dark comedy BELOW THE BELT, running May 17 through June 16. This Off-Broadway hit has been compared to NBC's The Office as if written by Samuel Beckett and was named "Best American Play of 1996" by the Wall Street Journal. Since its debut it has found especially high popularity in Europe, with over 40 productions in Germany alone.
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
SHOWTIME presents podcast host and comedian Brendan Schaub in his first television comedy special,BRENDAN SCHAUB YOU'D BE SURPRISED, premiering Friday, May 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. A modern-day renaissance man, the former college football player, retired mixed martial arts fighter and current talk-show host takes center stage on premium television for the first time in a stand-up comedy special as he shares his tale and completes a life-long dream. BRENDAN SCHAUB YOU'D BE SURPRISED was filmed at Spreckels Theatre in San Diego on January 19. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018
Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will present its annual Meet the Artist new play reading series on Wednesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 23 at 7 pm at the Oakes Center.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017
Director Thomas Ostermeier's critically lauded Schaubuhne production of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE by Henrik Ibsen will be presented on Broadway in the 2017-2018 season at a theater to be announced. The acclaimed version by Florian Borchmeyer & Thomas Ostermeier will have a new English adaptation by MacArthur 'Genius' Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017
From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster musical comedy, Young Frankenstein. Presented by Centenary University and Centenary Stage Company's all student NEXTStage Repertory,Young Frankenstein will run April 27 through May 7 in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Performance Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018
Centenary University NextStage Repertory presents Lucky Stiff April 27 through May 6 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. The Tony Award-winning writing team, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's, first produced show, Lucky Stiff, premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
Heartland, now playing at Luna Stage, will extend through May 5. The new play, which opened April 4, has received audience and critical acclaim. Broadway World called it a "heartfelt masterpiece rife with comedic brilliance and the triumph of the human spirit."