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BWW Interview: #DisneyDad Raymond J. Lee Dishes on GROUNDHOG DAY, Reworks the Stereotypes and Tames Facebook Hatred
by Matthew Blank - Jun 9, 2017

Raymond J. Lee talks about GROUNDHOG DAY, his experience as an Actor-of-Color and newest gig as a Disney Daddy! (more...)

Scoop: THE BIG BANG THEORY on CBS - Thursday, June 29, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 8, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE BIG BANG THEORY, airing on CBS on Thursday, June 29, 2017! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Antoinette Nwandu's PASS OVER at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A provocative riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister/Ossifer). Pass Over began previews June 1, opens June 11 and runs through July 9, 2017 in the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Best of Fringe 2016 Creator Returns to Toronto Fringe with PINEAPPLE CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Robin Henderson, creator of the Best of Fringe hit Dance Animal, will be returning to the Toronto Fringe Festival with Pineapple Club, from July 7th-16th, 2017 at the Factory Theatre Mainspace. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Stoph Demetriou
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 30, 2017

BWW speaks to Stoph Demetriou about his 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show The Dunning-Kruger Effect. (more...)

Scoop: THE BIG BANG THEORY on CBS - Thursday, July 20, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 29, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE BIG BANG THEORY, airing on CBS on Thursday, July 20, 2017! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Pays Tribute to Barry Dougherty
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 29, 2017

Longtime communications director of the Friars Club was given a heartfelt Bon Voyage in the Milton Berle Room yesterday and many show business notables were present and in video to honor the man who has written most of the published words and history of The Friars for the last 25 years.  Barry Dougherty's words... (more...)

Scoop: THE BIG BANG THEORY on CBS - Thursday, July 27, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 29, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE BIG BANG THEORY, airing on CBS on Thursday, July 27, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: Lyric Theatre's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Is A Rock-n-Roll Hit You Can Bank On
by Ronn Burton - Jun 28, 2017

Lyric Theatre kicks off its summer season with this rollicking concert of golden oldies - the finale medley alone is worth the price of admission, but Lyric's production serves up nearly two hours worth of your favorite songs from Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis. Tried-and-true hits like "Blue Suede Shoes", "Great Balls Of Fire", "Fever", "Hound Dog" and many more each get their moment in the spotlight. These performers are musicians first and foremost, and it shows. Yet none of them fall into the trap of impersonations…each actor brings his character to life with a crisp vitality that keeps the show nimble and appealing. (more...)

Killbox Release 'Witchmaker' on Ram Records
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The work rate of Ed Rush and Audio's collaborative project is intimidating even for the most technically advanced producer. (more...)

Pen Parentis to Host Governor's Island Popup House of Lit Party This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

On July 8th from 10am to 5pm, Pen Parentis is joining forces with Mutha Magazine at the 'Empire State Center for the Book' Governor's Island Popup! (more...)

Casting Announced for New Line Theatre's 27th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," announces its 27th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, a very different take on the Lizzie Borden legend, running Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2017; followed by Cole Porter's satiric masterpiece ANYTHING GOES, running March 1-24, 2018; and the St. Louis premiere of the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, YEAST NATION, written by the Urinetown team, running May 31-June 23, 2018. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's home, the Marcelle Theater, in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

Scoop: THE BIG BANG THEORY on CBS - Thursday, July 13, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE BIG BANG THEORY, airing on CBS on Thursday, July 13, 2017! (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Announces Extension of ...DISCORD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Lantern Theater Company announced today that its record-breaking 2016/17 season closing production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord will extend its run to meet audience demand and will now close on Sunday, July 9, 2017. The following performances have been added: (more...)

New Line Announcs 27th Season of Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," announces its 27th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, a very different take on the Lizzie Borden legend, running Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2017; followed by Cole Porter's satiric masterpiece ANYTHING GOES, running March 1-24, 2018; and the St. Louis premiere of the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, YEAST NATION, written by the Urinetown team, running May 31-June 23, 2018. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's home, the Marcelle Theater, in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

Matt Ridley Quartet, Adam Fairhall & Waaju to Play Jazz In The Round
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Matt Ridley Quartet, Adam Fairhall & Waaju will play Jazz In The Round at The Cockpit on Monday 26th June. (more...)

Scoop: THE BIG BANG THEORY on CBS - Thursday, July 6, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 12, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE BIG BANG THEORY, airing on CBS on Thursday, July 6, 2017! (more...)

Groundlings Announce New Show THE SEVEN DEADLY SUNDAYS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Groundlings Theatre's all new sketch comedy show, 'The Seven Deadly Sundays' is just what you've been lusting for. The always hilarious Groundlings, Los Angeles' premiere comedy troupe of 43 years, presents the latest and greatest sketches with new talent from the top level of The Groundlings School. Don't be a sloth, and join in on all the fun The Groundlings has to offer! (more...)

Idris Elba Returns for New Installment of BBC America's LUTHER
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Multi-award-winning LUTHER will return to BBC AMERICA with a new four-part limited-series written and created by Neil Cross, and starring Idris Elba, who has received critical acclaim and a Golden Globe(R), SAG and Critics' Choice Award for his performance as DCI John Luther. Filming will commence early next year. (more...)

BURBANK COMEDY FESTIVAL Announces 2017 Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Top national headliners and more than 100 shows, celebrity podcasts, and industry panels will animate three Burbank venues including Flappers Comedy Club, L.A. Connection Comedy Theater, and Hilton Garden Inn Burbank Downtown during the 4th Annual Burbank Comedy Festival from Sunday, August 13 to Saturday, August 19, 2017. Festival passes, individual show tickets, and special hotel rates are available at www.burbankcomedyfestival.com. (more...)

Walter O'Brien's Scorpion Studios Credited in Spider-Man Movie Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

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New Line Theatre Announces Season Tickets for the First Time!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," has announced that for the first time in its history, New Line is selling season tickets, for its 27th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, a very different take on the Lizzie Borden legend, running Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2017; followed by Cole Porter's satiric masterpiece ANYTHING GOES, running March 1-24, 2018; and the St. Louis premiere of the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, YEAST NATION, written by the Urinetown team, running May 31-June 23, 2018. Tickets go on sale Aug. 1. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's home, the Marcelle Theater, in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

BWW Review: Greasepaint Youtheatre Presents NEVERMORE
by Herbert Paine - Jul 31, 2017

A gold mine of talented teens, led by Bennett Wood's mesmerizing performance as Edgar Allan Poe, is delivering an exhilarating and riveting presentation of NEVERMORE at Greasepaint Youtheatre in Scottsdale through August 5th. A must-see! (more...)

CBS Corporation and Imagine Television Enter Into Strategic Partnership
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

CBS Corporation Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves and Imagine Entertainment Chairman Brian Grazer announced today that Imagine Television Studios and CBS Corporation have entered into a four-year co-financing and first look agreement for scripted and unscripted television and long-form digital programming. (more...)

Tobacco Factory Theatres Announces Ambitious 2017 Season, Creation of Factory Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

This week Tobacco Factory Theatres launches its most ambitious ever season of productions for Aug - Dec 2017, including five in-house productions throughout the autumn and at Christmas. In addition, the theatre announces a new chapter in its history: the creation of the Factory Company which will perform two electrifying plays between February and May 2018. (more...)

GUYS & DOLLS, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, BEAUTY & THE BEAST and More Highlight Rivertown Theaters' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts is about to kick-off another spectacular and diverse lineup of productions for the 2017-2018 season. First up on the boards - the Frank Loesser celebrated musical classic, 'Guys & Dolls' running September 8 - 24th. (more...)

Scoop: THE BIG BANG THEORY on CBS - Thursday, August 17, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jul 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE BIG BANG THEORY, airing on CBS on Thursday, August 17, 2017! (more...)

Interview: MAMMA MIA! Director Kathleen Marshall and Stars Lea DeLaria and Corbin Bleu Share Their Excitement About This Summer's Hollywood Bowl Musical Extravaganza
by Shari Barrett - Jul 21, 2017

This year, the Bowl's annual staged musical visits the 2001 international phenomenon about a young woman's plot to uncover the identity of her father among three of her mother's former loves, all of whom are invited to her wedding on a Greek island. But which man turns out to be her father and walks her down the aisle? Filled with ABBA's timeless songs, including 'Dancing Queen' and 'Voulez Vous,' get ready to have the time of your life July 28-29-30 seeing MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall and conducted by David Holcenberg. Kathleen Marshall is one of Broadway's most celebrated artists. Honored numerous times for her work on stage and screen, she has won three Tony Awards (with six more nominations) and two Drama Desk Awards (four additional nominations). Marshall has also been nominated for both an Olivier and an Emmy. The MAMA MIA! production at the Hollywood Bowl marks her Los Angeles debut as a director/choreographer, and I recently was fortunate to speak with her, and stars Corbin Bleu and Lea DeLaria, about their excitement being involved in the musical extravaganza. (more...)

Scoop: THE BIG BANG THEORY on CBS - Thursday, August 10, 2017
by - Jul 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE BIG BANG THEORY, airing on CBS on Thursday, August 10, 2017! (more...)

Birmingham Festival Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Birmingham Festival Theatre has just announced its 2017-18 season! Below are descriptions for each show. The website is currently under a redesign. Stay tuned for Season Ticket deals!  (more...)

Stephen Sondheim Speaks Out on Female Bobby in Upcoming Marianne Elliot-Directed COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Back in November, BroadwayWorld reported that Stephen Sondheim agreed to director Marianne Elliot's request to change the gender of the beloved character Bobby in her upcoming production of Company in the West End. Now, Sondheim is speaking out about the changes for the first time. (more...)

Photo Flash: Shoshana Bean, Jesse Eisenberg and More Light Up the Stage in First Ever 24 HOUR MUSICALS: LOS ANGELES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Last night, stars of the stage and screen dazzled a full house at the Theatre at ACE Hotel during the first ever The 24 Hour Musicals: Los Angeles. The event raised money for the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, a nonprofit arm of the Dramatists Guild of America, which advocates for the freedom of expression on behalf of all who are confronting censorship on stages across America. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Scoop: THE BIG BANG THEORY on CBS - Thursday, August 3, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jul 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE BIG BANG THEORY, airing on CBS on Thursday, August 3, 2017! (more...)

Premiere Date & Voice Cast Announced for Disney XD's New Animated Series MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The highly anticipated new animated series MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN will debut with a one-hour premiere on SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 (7:00-8:00 a.m. EDT), on Disney XD, and on the Disney XD App and VOD (12:01 a.m. EDT) (more...)

BWW Interview: CEO of the San Diego Symphony Martha Gilmer, Part 2
by Ron Bierman - Jul 12, 2017

As described in part one of the interview, Martha Gilmer works hard to expand San Diego Symphony audiences. That makes the summer program another priority. 'It's more ambitious than ever. We've really invested in it this year. And the results are spectacular. We already have advanced sales greater than those of past seasons.' Visiting artists include Leslie Odom Junior, Tony Bennett and Herb Alpert. There will also be a special program devoted to Broadway. Gilmer said Rob Fisher, 'Has created a program for San Diego, dedicated to the work of Bock and Harnik. Rob and I share a passion for little known musicals, but, of course, the second half will be Fiddler on the Roof.' Music director, conductor, and arranger Fisher's credits include Chicago, the recent revival of An American in Paris and many other successful productions. (more...)

BWW Previews: Great Shows to Come at Woodlawn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

After an exciting first half to the 2017 season, Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio will host an equally exciting line-up for its second half. Three productions will bow on the the Woodlawn stage including HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. (more...)

Groundlings Announce New Main Show GARBAGE PAIL GROUNDLINGS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Groundlings gang is back with comical abnormalities, deformities and a range of terrible fates as they present their newest side-splitting main stage show, Garbage Pail Groundlings, every Friday and Saturday evening. Trade in all of your other plans and join in on the fun with Los Angeles' premiere and always hilarious comedy troupe of 43 years, The Groundlings. At each show, you'll also have a chance to collect all seven Garbage Pail Groundlings trading cards so the fun will never end! (more...)

Entry Deadline Set for 6th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, singers from around the world will compete online for a coveted spot in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, a 21st century version of the amateur night at the Apollo Theater that helped launch the career of a gifted teenager from Newark, Sarah 'Sassy' Vaughan, more than 70 years ago. (more...)

Scoop: THE BIG BANG THEORY on CBS - Thursday, August 24, 2017
by - Aug 4, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE BIG BANG THEORY, airing on CBS on Thursday, August 24, 2017! (more...)

Esports Entertainment Group Announces Two Key Hires In Preparation For Launch Of Esports Betting Platform
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

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EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- The Stuntman
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 3, 2017

BWW speaks to Nathan Lang about bringing The Stuntman to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Under The Milky Way Acquires Music Biopics DALIDA and DJANGO for US Release
by Movies News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Under The Milky Way has acquired US domestic theatrical rights to Award-winning music biopics DALIDA and DJANGO, it was announced by company co-founder Alexis Derendinger. UNDER THE MILKY WAY are prepping DALIDA and DJANGO for theatrical releases commencing in Fall 2017 and Early 2018 respectively. (more...)

Morgan Fairchild Makes Her Return to the Alhambra
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

In 1973 Morgan Fairchild made her then-Alhambra Dinner Theatre debut opposite Arte Johnson in The Seven Year Itch.  As part of its "50 Years of Memories" celebration, Ms. Fairchild returns to the Alhambra, now the Alhambra Theatre & Dining, more than 40 years later as Lexie in Dixie Swim Club.  Dixie Swim Club opens August 16, 2017. (more...)

CBS's THE BIG BANG THEORY Will Most-Likely End Following Season 12
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

THE BIG BANG THEORY's co-creator, Chuck Lorre told The Hollywood Reporter at Tuesday's Television Critics Association's summer press tour that the long-running comedy will most likely sign off the airwaves following Season 12. (more...)

Steve Martin's PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE Opens in San Jose This November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

San Jose State University's Department of Film and Theatre presents Picasso at the Lapin Agile, written by Steve Martin. In this award-winning absurdist comedy, a fiery young Albert Einstein happens upon an equally youthful Pablo Picasso in a Parisian bar in 1904, when both are on the cusp of their first successes. They lock wits in a hilarious battle of ideas about painting, probability, lust, and the future of the world. This production will be directed by SJSU Theatre Arts Lecturer Kirsten Brandt with evening performances November 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, and 11 at 7pm and one matinee performance November 9 at 11am. Performances take place at the Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose. For tickets ($10-$20) and information, the public may visit www.sjsu.edu/hammertheatre/ or call (408) 924-8501. (more...)

Scoop: THE BIG BANG THEORY on CBS - Thursday, September 7, 2017
by - Aug 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE BIG BANG THEORY, airing on CBS on Thursday, September 7, 2017! (more...)

Chicago Scenic Studios, Inc. Leaves Goose Island for City Warehouse-Style Building
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The curtain has risen on a fresh new fabrication venue for Chicago's premier theatre, entertainment, television, and event scene and set experts. (more...)

Scoop: THE BIG BANG THEORY on CBS - Monday, September 4, 2017
by - Aug 15, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE BIG BANG THEORY, airing on CBS on Monday, September 4, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES Grabs Headlines at MSMT
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 11, 2017

In a season that continues to top itself, one show after the other, Maine State Music Theatre's fourth and final main stage production of Disney's Newsies is an epic accomplishment for the company and one that firmly establishes it as one of the finest regional theatres in the country. As one of only three companies to get the regional rights to this mega Broadway hit, MSMT has mounted a thrilling, large scale production that is an electrifying, heart wrenching, and profoundly uplifting theatrical experience that will leave you in what Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark has called a state of “ecstatic exhaustion.” (more...)

SignUpGenius Announces $5,000 Genius Tech Giveaway for Schools
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

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