In Real Life


Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II

(New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street
by Aaron Wallace - Nov 29, 2019
Playwright Michael Wilson has turned all of Act I into a walk down the 'yellow brick road' of London, where Scrooge meets three vendors who will resurface more translucently later that night. It's as eye-rolling as it sounds and even more boring than you can imagine. Heads were nodding all around me. Only my coffee kept mine upright.
by West End Video - Nov 28, 2019
Catfish is an original one-act contemporary musical created by Willy Mukendi and Joseph Purdue; two creatives who have never met in real life.  It is a one-act dark comedy focusing on social media, the pressures of fitting in and how far someone is willing to go to preserve a lie
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
Local playwright/filmmaker Julien Nitzberg announced here today that his new work for the theater, FOR THE LOVE OF A GLOVE, AN UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL FABLE ABOUT THE LIFE OF MICHAEL JACKSON AS TOLD BY HIS GLOVE, will open Friday, January 25, 2020. FOR THE LOVE OF A GLOVE is the inaugural prodution of a new addition to the thriving DTLA/Hollywood adjacent cultural scene, the Carl Sagan-Ann Druyan Theater on the ground floor of the Center For Inquiry (CFI) at 2535 W. Temple Street where, offers Nitzberg: 'We are a perfect fit for this gorgeous new space especially because we share CFI's mission to critique how people misuse religion to promote homophobia and racism.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
Actors Theatre of Louisville and Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming announce the upcoming holiday season favorites: Fifth Third Bank's A Christmas Carol, beginning November 23 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium, and The Santaland Diaries, based on the essay by David Sedaris, beginning November 24 in the Victor Jory Theatre. Tickets are now available at
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
As the Christmas countdown begins, a newly-hired elf enters the coldest circle of retail hell: Macy's Santaland. In real life, Crumpet the Elf is an unemployed actor, but now he's hard at work, greeting children, judging their parents and giving us a hilarious behind-the-scenes tour of the North Pole. Packed with David Sedaris's signature wit, The Santaland Diaries is a delightfully irreverent holiday classic for those of us who prefer our eggnog spiked.
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
For the first time, Alton Brown is joining Anne Burrell to transform a roster of terrible cooks into culinary shape with challenges bigger and crazier than ever in a brand-new season of Worst Cooks in America. The fan-favorite series pits two teams of atrocious cooks, one led by Alton and the other by Anne, against each other in a rigorous kitchen boot camp designed to transform their food skills. In the end, only the one recruit who makes the most impressive culinary improvement wins a $25,000 cash prize and bragging rights for their team leader. The ten-episode season premieres on Sunday, January 5th at 9pm (all times ET/PT) on Food Network.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
Broadway Records announced today that Wanda's World (Studio Cast Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, December 6, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at and
by Jim Munson - Nov 20, 2019
a?oeGypsya?? is undeniably one of the all-time great achievements of the American musical theater. It possesses a thrilling combination of showbiz razzmatazz and dramatic intensity, grounded in Arthur Laurents' complex book and wrapped in an incomparably tuneful and stirring score by Jule Styne & Stephen Sondheim. For anyone who has not yet had the pleasure of seeing a?oeGypsy,a?? here's the basic rundown. This a?oemusical fablea?? is pretty much the ultimate backstage musical, set in the 1920's/30's against the backdrop of the dying vaudeville circuit and based on the true tale of the ultimate stage mother and her two daughters. Momma Rose, dissatisfied with the lousy cards life has dealt her, pushes her two young daughters to careers in show business as a way of fulfilling her own dreams. In real life, one eventually became successful actress June Havoc, and the other perhaps the most famous American stripper of all time, Gypsy Rose Lee. The show is replete with kiddie acts, charm songs, comic numbers and roof-raising anthems, all performed with a dual edge of gusto and desperation.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 19, 2019
Gifted and prolific Mexican musical prodigy Jaime Lozano has an encore performance of his concert SONGS BY AN IMMIGRANT at The Green Room 42, featuring an all Latin cast of some of the best of Broadway. Here's an interview with the man LMM calls the future of musical theater.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 19, 2019
Talented Dionne Figgins can't rescue a biography musical about Lola Falana at Joe's Pub nightclub cabaret.
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
Hurt Valley, the enigmatic folk-pop project of Los Angeles' Brian Collins, shared a new single from his forthcoming debut album Glacial Pace today. 'Geology Dreamer' premiered on Brooklyn Vegan, who wrote, 'His laid-back, slightly twangy and very California style fits in perfect on a label that's been home to Woods, Kevin Morby and Hand Habits.' 
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Believe in Science. Coming off four straight years of record ratings growth in primetime, Science Channel finished 2019 tied with 2018 for its highest rated year in its history with Adults 25-54. The network also set ratings highs with Women 25-54 in both primetime and total day, with increases of +7% and +11% over 2018, respectively. Science also equaled its best year in total day with Adults 25-54.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of André Bishop is producing the new musical FLYING OVER SUNSET during its 2019-2020 season.  FLYING OVER SUNSET, with a book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, will feature choreography by Michelle Dorrance, and will begin previews March 12, 2020 and open on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).  Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton and Tony Yazbeck will head the cast.
by Marc Savitt - Jan 4, 2020
THE BAND'S VISIT is a heartfelt, critically acclaimed (one of only four musicals in Broadway history to win the unofficial a?oeBig Sixa?? Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical, and Best Direction of a Musical) of how the smallest moments can have the largest impact.  The characters have unusual names and speak differently from a?oetypical Americansa?? and those we typically see on our stages, but their story is both charming and delightful. It reminds us that as human beings we are far more alike than we are different.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
B Street Theatre is taking to the skies in 2020. Our first production in the Family Friendly Theatre series is Ride Sally Ride: The Story of Amelia Earhart and Sally Ride.
by Jose Simbulan - Jan 16, 2020
Even though so much of our daily interactions and communications currently take place via our computers and smartphones, there is still so much of this business that is built on face-to-face meetings, or at least voice-to-voice conversations. One of the keys to breaking into the audition pianist circuit is knowing how to use digital resources to set up analog meetings. Thankfully, most digital resources are accessible for free via your computer and/or your smartphone - just like this BWW column that you are reading right now.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop) has announced that Erika Henningsen, Jeremy Kushnier, Emily Pynenburg, Michele Ragusa, Robert Sella, Laura Shoop, and Atticus Ware will join Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton, and Tony Yazbeck in its upcoming production of the new musical FLYING OVER SUNSET. The musical, with a book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, featuring choreography by Michelle Dorrance, will begin previews Thursday, March 12, and open on Thursday, April 16 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Huntington Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere family comedy, Our Daughters, Like Pillars. Obie Award-winning playwright and Boston native Kirsten Greenidge (Luck of the Irish, Milk Like Sugar at the Huntington) joins forces with director Kimberly Senior (Sweat and The Niceties at the Huntington; Disgraced on Broadway) to tell the funny and moving story of one whirlwind weekend in the life of a contemporary black American family. Our Daughters, Like Pillars begins performances at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street, Boston) on Friday, March 20, 2020 and will run through Sunday, April 19, 2020. The official press opening night is Wednesday, April 1. Tickets are now available.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Town Hall Theatre is excited to announce the next show in its 75th a?oeTRANSFORMATIONSa?? Season, Anton Chekhov's final elegiac comedy masterpiece, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, in a new translation by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. THE CHERRY ORCHARD will have 12 performances, including two previews, February 27 through March 21, 2020, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA.  Tickets are $18 - $30, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Eisemann Center Presents PIANO BATTLE: Andreas Kern vs. Paul Cibis at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson, Texas on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:30 pm in the Bank of America Theatre.
by Stage Tube - Jan 14, 2020
Meet the Bennett kids of OUTMATCHED and find out how they are in real life.
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
3x GRAMMY® Award-nominated rapper Roddy Ricch is dominating the charts as he currently holds the number one song and number one album in the country. This is his first number one on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart now that the “The Box” rose from number three on the January 11th chart. “The Box” also ascended to number one on Hot Rap Songs and races 13-3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
by Brooke Yunis - Jan 11, 2020
The hair and makeup team behind 'Dolemite Is My Name,' Vera Steimberg, Stacey Morris, and Carla Farmer, took the time to speak with us about their work on the film and being Oscar-shortlisted.
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Eclectic alternative rock artist BRAY & THE DENS proudly announce the release of the band's fourth studio album, Stingray, on March 20. Prior to the Stingray's street date, Bray will also release the latest Bray & the Dens video “Enemy Lines” on January 17. After the “Enemy Lines” video is released, Bray will follow it up with the first single and video from Stingray called “Be Your Own Surgeon,” due out in mid-February prior to the full album's release. According to Bray, “The title says it all at this point. I don't want to give too much away about the video yet, but it will definitely be a kick!”
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Dec 9, 2019
It's almost Christmas, so you need a book that takes place on Christmas Eve today, right!? THE AFTERLIFE OF HOLLY CHASE by Cynthia Hand is a perfect choice this month. While not a retelling of Charles Dickens' famous A CHRISTMAS CAROL, it's very much inspired by the classic novel.
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2019
Check out  the first installment of this season's Tea Time with Crumpet, with the star of Actors Theatre's The Santaland Diaries, Bear Brummel as Crumpet the Elf. 
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum singer-songwriters Gavin DeGraw and Chris Young team up for the next installment of the critically-acclaimed series 'CMT Crossroads,' premiering Friday, December 13 at 10PM ET/PT on CMT. The show was filmed recently in Nashville in front of a standing room-only crowd.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
Postmodern Jukebox is coming to Sioux Falls, SD at the Washington Pavilion on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020. Tickets start at $26.50 plus applicable fees and go on-sale Friday, December 6th at 10:00AM. 
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 3, 2019
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. That's a sentiment that has been expressed for many years, sometimes merely through the utterance of the sentence, but usually through the singing of the popular song written by Meredith Wilson in 1951. While many attribute the song to the 1963 Broadway musical Here's Love, it was actually written simply as a Christmas song and singers have been crooning the tune ever since.
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) tonight announced the winners of the 29th Annual IFP Gotham Awards at a ceremony held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. 
by Stephi Wild - Dec 28, 2019
2019 has come and gone, which means it's time to get excited for the new shows coming in 2020! This year will bring anticipated revivals of Company, West Side Story, and The Music Man, fan favorite Six, brand new musicals Diana, Mrs. Doubtfire, and MJ, and many more.
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Dec 22, 2019
Netflix just dropped a huge holiday present for fans of last year's smash hit movie To All the Boys I've Loved Before, based on the book by Jenny Han: The sequel, P.S. I Still Love You, will release on February 12, 2020, just in time for Valentine's Day.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2019
Award-winning playwright/filmmaker Julien Nitzberg today announced that choreographers Cris Judd and Bryan Anthony have joined the company of his new musical FOR THE LOVE OF A GLOVE, AN UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL FABLE ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON AS TOLD BY HIS GLOVE. Cris Judd danced with Michael Jackson for many years, most notably at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards, on The Dangerous Tour and HIStory Tour, where he became one of Michael's main dancers. Bryan Anthony danced as an 11-year-old with Michael Jackson, Alfonso Ribeiro and the other Jackson brothers in an infamous 1984 Pepsi commercial.
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2019
Jonathan Pryce, who stars alongside Anthony Hopkins in the new Netflix movie 'Two Popes,' says he would not want the job in real life.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for theater fans, is warming up the winter weather with a hot new lineup of titles this month. On December 5, BroadwayHD starts the month with the critically-acclaimed musical film Cabaret starring Tony and Academy Award winner Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey.
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 19, 2019
Beloved Broadway star Norm Lewis continues a growing tradition of celebrating the holidays in the best of ways at Feinstein's/54 Below to capacity houses filled with fans who would do anything to NOT miss this show.
by TV News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
The most recent season of HGTV hit series Flip or Flop, starring business partners Tarek El Moussa and Christina Anstead, averaged a 0.85 live plus three-day rating among P25-54 during its Thursday 9-9:30 p.m. ET/PT timeslot - a 23 percent increase over year-ago levels. Since its return on Aug. 1, the series ranked as the highest-rated show on HGTV among P25-54, attracting more than 22.7 million total viewers. Among W25-54, Flip or Flop delivered a 1.13 live plus three-day rating, a 31 percent increase over year-ago levels. Among upscale W25-54, the series delivered a 1.23 live plus three-day rating, a 16% percent lift over the previous year, making it the #2 series in the demo in the timeslot. In addition, the season averaged a 1.91 live plus three-day rating among HH and a 0.94 live plus three-day rating among P2+, a 34 percent increase in both demos over year-ago levels.
by Cindy Marcolina - Dec 17, 2019
It's Christmas Eve and Andy (Elliot Levey) is waiting for his daughter Maya (Ellen Robertson) to come back to him. She left home three years prior after they had - according to her father - a silly argument and she hasn't spoken to him since, nor has she replied to his texts. But someone has seen her in a café in Oxford, so Andy feels that she's ready to finally meet him. He's decked the village hall to welcome her back and he's sure she's coming, even though there are no signs of her. Then, Natalie (Amber James) bursts through the door.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
If your workplace feels like one of the nine circles of Dante's Inferno instead of a paradise, you're not alone-but you're also not trapped.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
By popular demand a Third Show for Sebastian Maniscalco - You Bother Me Tour has been added to DPAC on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 8:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
The Boch Center and Live Nation announced that Dane Cook will bring his 'Tell It Like It Is' concert to the Boch Center Wang Theatre for two performances on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 8:00PM. Tickets went on sale to the general public Friday, December 13 at 10:00AM.
by Peter Nason - Dec 14, 2019
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best of the best that he saw onstage in the Tampa Bay area in 2019.
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
dick clark productions and Tubefilter announced tonight the winners of the final 16 Streamy Awards categories, presented live from The Beverly Hilton. The Streamy Awards, honoring the best in online video and the creators behind it, streamed live globally and exclusively on YouTube via
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
Actresses Zainab Musa and Kyra Miller join Emmy Award winning actress Erin Cherry and internationally acclaimed actress Sheetal Sheth for The Muse Project's Tea Time, starting at 12:30pm on Saturday, December 14th, at Torn Page (435 W 22nd St, New York) - the historic home of Rip Torn and Geraldine Page.
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Filipino-American multi-instrumentalist and producer Nathan Bajar debuts his video for “Speedy Racerrrr” today—watch here. Premiered on Hypebeast and animated by Kevin Gomez, the video follows Bajar's dad as he crosses country and ocean to pursue his dream girl.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Showtime Australia's acclaimed tribute concert The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston starring Belinda Davids is making its third tour of the U.S. this winter, including a Sarasota debut at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 8 p.m.
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
HGTV has picked up an additional eight one-hour episodes of Bargain Mansions starring home renovator Tamara Day. The Kansas City-based series, which attracted more than 11.2 million total viewers in its sophomore season, follows the busy mother of four as she snags unbelievable deals on large downtrodden properties.
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
Food Network has ordered a new season of Buddy vs. Duff, the network's highest-rated series of 2019, it was announced today by Courtney White, President, Food Network. The high-stakes freshman series reached over 14 million viewers in its premiere season and grew ratings more than 40% for its timeslot vs. YAGO for P25-54. On the series, elite bakers Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman face-off in an epic baking battle for the chance to be crowned the undisputed king of cake. Production begins this week on the eight-episode second season of the competition will challenge every aspect of what it means to be a true pastry artist and cake master. The series is scheduled to return in March 2020.
by - Dec 1, 2019
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for December, 2019.
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