Opened: September 27, 1976
Closing: October 18, 1976

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BWW Interviews: Actress AMY MADIGAN Talks About Directing Off the King's Road by Don Grigware - Jun 18, 2015

Actress Amy Madigan will direct Neil Koenigsberg's play Off the King's Road later this month at the Odyssey. A production of the play in New York last season was critically acclaimed, including a New York Times critic's pick. In our conversation Madigan talks about the play, her cast and her association with the playwright. 

Science Channel to Present 'Outrageous Acts of Summer' Week, Beg. 6/20 by Caryn Robbins - Jun 17, 2015

Science Channel celebrates summer with premieres and special episodes of OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE,OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF PSYCH, WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG, HOW IT'S MADE andMYTHBUSTERS starting Saturday, June 20th at 9PM ET/PT.

Breaking News: Shuler Hensley, Ramin Karimloo, Nancy Opel, Emily Skinner & More Will Lead World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan! by Nicole Rosky - Jun 17, 2015

Umeda Arts Theater just announced the cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Prince of Broadway, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince.  The production will play from October 23-November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theater, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan.

Animal Planet to Premiere TREEHOUSE MASTERS, New Season of REDWOOD KINGS, 7/10 by Caryn Robbins - Jun 17, 2015

Animal Planet continues to build on Friday nights with new episodes of TREEHOUSE MASTERS and the return of REDWOOD KINGS beginning Friday, July 10.

Atlantic for Kids' 2015-16 Season to Feature World Premiere Musicals by Tyler Peterson - Jun 16, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2015-2016 Atlantic for Kids season including the world premiere musicals The Velveteen Rabbit and The Pirate La Dee Da.

ANNIE National Tour to Play Brooklyn's Kings Theatre This Holiday Season by Tyler Peterson - Jun 16, 2015

Brooklyn's newly restored Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY) has announced that the all-new U.S. tour of the beloved musical Annie will play a limited 16 performance only engagement at the venue this holiday season, December 15 - 27, 2015. Tickets are on sale now. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of Annie is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original.

Starz Greenlights New Scripted Drama Series AMERICAN GODS by Caryn Robbins - Jun 16, 2015

Starz has given a greenlight to FremantleMedia North America's (FMNA) adaptation of Neil Gaiman's acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel American Gods.

Dervla Kirwan & Joseph Millson Join Cast of Ian Kelly's MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at Hampstead Theatre by Tyler Peterson - Jun 16, 2015

Hampstead Theatre has announced that Simon Russell Beale will be joined by Dervla Kirwan and Joseph Millson in the cast of Ian Kelly's new play about the dawn of celebrity.

James Conlon, Harry Connick Jr., PORGY AND BESS, 50 Premieres, Sheryl Crow, Emerson Quartet and More Set for Ravinia's 2015 Season by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Ravinia's 2015 season, jam-packed with more than 120 events from tonight, June 16 through Sept. 10, features 60 artist debuts and 55 classical works never before performed at Ravinia. More than 35 programs will feature works by new and 20th-century composers.

Karen Pittman, Michael Cullen & More to Star in KING LIZ at Second Stage Uptown by Tyler Peterson - Jun 15, 2015

Second Stage Theatre  continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of KING LIZ, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson.  KING LIZ will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN.  Previews begin Monday, July 13th and opening night is Monday, July 27th.

VIDEO: Cast of MAGIC MIKE Reveal Porn Names & More on JIMMY KIMMEL by Caryn Robbins - Jun 15, 2015

MAGIC MIKE XXL stars Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, and Adam Rodriguez stopped by ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live and shared that they're not uncomfortable about seeing each other naked. Later, the actors reveal what their "porn names" are.

VIDEO: MAGIC MIKE XXL's Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer & More Make Surprise Appearance at LA LGBT Pride Parade by Caryn Robbins - Jun 15, 2015

Promoting their upcoming film MAGIC MIKE XXL, stars Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Adam Rodriguez participated in this weekend's LGBT Pride parade held in Los Angeles.

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings to Play Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 11/3 by Tyler Peterson - Jun 12, 2015

Today, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts (50 Mark West Springs Road) announced GRAMMY Award-nominated funk/soul band Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will perform in Santa Rosa for one night only on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Their stop at the Center features material from their 2014 Grammy Award nominated album, Give the People What They Want. Tickets for Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings go on sale Today, Friday, June 12 at noon and may be purchased for $49 and $39 online at, by calling 707-546-3600, and in person at the box office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa.

Urban Forest Concert Series to Feature Music Legend Jon Bon Jovi by Caryn Robbins - Jun 12, 2015

Paper Rain Performances, a Vancouver-based concert producer, today announced it will present music legend Jon Bon Jovi and the Kings of Suburbia in Vancouver's Stanley Park on August 22. This concert will kick off the Urban Forest concert series - a concept based on the vision of presenting the world's greatest artists in the world's grandest outdoor venues.

Steven Wright, Patton Oswalt & More Added to Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts' Schedule by Tyler Peterson - Jun 12, 2015

The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis is pleased to announce three Just Added performances in Jackson Hall: comedian Steven Wright, on Thursday, September 17 at 8 p.m.; comedian Patton Oswalt on Friday, October 16 at 8 p.m.; and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings on Friday, October 30 at 8 p.m.

GODS & KINGS Industry Readings to be Held Next Week by Tyler Peterson - Jun 11, 2015

On June 15th and 16th,  The Other Mirror will present a staged reading of the new GODS & KINGS. A Theban king goes to pieces after snubbing the Greek god Dionysus and his pack of wild groupies in this alt-rock adaptation of Euripides's ripping tragedy, The Bacchae. It features music by Neil Douglas Reilly (Clinton the Musical, Little Dancer, Rocky), a book by Austin Ruffer, and lyrics by Maggie Herskowitz (The Edelweiss Pirates) and Austin Ruffer.   The reading is directed by Katherine M. Carter (Drama League, Playwrights Horizons, Artistic Director of The Other Mirror) with music Producer/Supervision by James Dobinson (Clinton the Musical).

Charles Court Opera's MIRROR MIRROR Panto to Transfer to King's Head Theatre by Tyler Peterson - Jun 11, 2015

Charles Court Opera and the King's Head Theatre are proud to announce that Charles Court Opera's legendary annual 'Boutique panto' will be transferring to its new home at the King's Head Theatre for 2015 after eight glorious years at the Rosemary Branch Theatre.

Young Vic's Acclaimed Revival of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Will Bow on Broadway This Fall by Tyler Peterson - Jun 11, 2015

Direct from two completely sold-out engagements in London, producers Scott Rudin and Lincoln Center Theater will bring the Young Vic's critically-acclaimed production of Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE to Broadway this fall.  The production, which swept the 2015 Olivier Awards — winning for Best Revival, Best Director, and Best Actor (Mark Strong) —will begin previews Wednesday evening, October 21 and open on Thursday, November 12 at the Lyceum Theatre, 149 West 45 Street.  A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE will play an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, February 21, 2016.

Trevor Nunn to Stage THE WARS OF THE ROSES at Rose Theatre Kingston by Tyler Peterson - Jun 11, 2015

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its most ambitious project to date - this autumn the Rose stage will be transformed into a battlefield for The Wars of the Roses, a gripping adaptation of four of Shakespeare's history plays, directed by Trevor Nunn. The productions will play in rep from 16 September until 31 October, with press performances for all three plays on 3 October.

RUBBLE KINGS, Narrated by John Leguizamo, to Hit Theaters Next Week by Movies News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

The documentary RUBBLE KINGS will hit theaters on June 19th in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, with a wider release to follow. The film, narrated by John Leguizamo, follows the story of the gangs that roamed the streets in NYC in the 70's and their impact at that time. 

NBCSN Airs STANLEY CUP FINAL Game 4 Tonight by Tyler Peterson - Jun 10, 2015

NBCSN's coverage of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final continues tonight at 8 p.m. ET, when Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks host Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning, with the Lightning leading the series 2-1. Pre-game coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a 90-minute edition of NHL Live, and will be highlighted by interviews with Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender and Blackhawk Tony Esposito, and actor and Blackhawks fan Vince Vaughn.

I WENT TO A FABULOUS PARTY to Play King's Head, Edinburgh Fringe by Tyler Peterson - Jun 10, 2015

This summer, the King's Head Theatre is proud to present I Went To a Fabulous Party..., a new play by debut writer And Davies, both at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and at its Islington home. The play looks at the generational differences presented by the gay community, with a cast age-range of 20 years. A warm, funny, moving, honest play about being a gay man in 2015 in the UK, it explores the superficial nature of dating apps, the need for good looks and fab abs, and the most challenging coming out of all, to yourself!

'The Queen of Bel Canto' Opera Star Jessica Pratt Returns to Victorian Opera for One Performance, July 2 by Christina Mancuso - Jun 10, 2015

Dubbed the Queen of Bel Canto singing by European critics, celebrated Australian operatic export Jessica Pratt returns home for one performance only in Victorian Opera's I Puritani at Hamer Hall on Thursday 2 July. 

NOT A GAME FOR BOYS, NOONDAY DEMONS, F**KING MEN and More Set for Summer 2015 at King's Head Theatre by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

After a hugely successful, box-office-record-smashing Spring season in its 45th year, the King's Head Theatre is proud to announce its Summer season, including exciting new work and ground-breaking revivals, as well as travels to Edinburgh and a new writing festival.

NBC Airs STANLEY CUP FINAL Game 4 Tomorrow by Tyler Peterson - Jun 9, 2015

This year's Stanley Cup Final marks the first time since 2010 that the first three games of the series have all been decided by one goal, and at no point through the first three games has a team led by more than one goal. If tomorrow night's Game 4 is decided by one goal, it will be the first time since 1968 (Montreal vs. St. Louis) that the first four games of a Stanley Cup Final are one-goal games. Dating to Game 6 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final - which also featured the Blackhawks - seven of the past nine Stanley Cup Final games have seen the victorious team overcome a deficit at any point in the contest, including five such games in the third period.

OC Fair Announces Full Concert Schedule for the 2015 Toyota Summer Concert Series by Caryn Robbins - Jun 9, 2015

The Toyota Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre at the 2015 OC Fair features 24 nights of country, pop, reggae, classic rock and comedy offering concertgoers a variety of entertainment options to select from this summer.

NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Ranks #1 in 18-49 by Caryn Robbins - Jun 9, 2015

NBC's “America's Got Talent” and “American Ninja Warrior” have generated the #1 and #2 ratings among primetime entertainment shows on the Big 4 networks for the week of June 1-7

Tony Bennett to Headline 4th Annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival at NJPAC, 11/7-15 by Tyler Peterson - Jun 9, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center is proud to announce the TD James Moody Jazz Festival, headlined by the legendary Tony Bennett, from November 7-15, 2015. With help from NJPAC Jazz Advisor Christian McBride, this festival promises to be one of the largest gatherings for jazz fans on the East Coast, showcasing all-star line-ups with some of the country's best musicians, such as Dianne Reeves, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings and the Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition. Now in its fourth year, the festival offers nine days of concerts, panel discussions and workshops around Newark, in honor of saxophonist, bebop pioneer, and Newark native James Moody. 

NBC Sets Viewership Milestones with CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY by Tyler Peterson - Jun 8, 2015

NBC Sports' history-making “Championship Saturday,” featuring American Pharoah's victory in the 147th Belmont Stakes to win the first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978 and Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning, delivered ratings milestones, according to fast national data provided by The Nielsen Company.

Lucy Liu to Direct Episode of USA's GRACELAND by Tyler Peterson - Jun 8, 2015

Critically-acclaimed, award-winning actress Lucy Liu (“Elementary”) has been tapped to direct an upcoming episode on the third season of USA Network's edgy one-hour drama seriesGRACELAND.  Liu's episode is scheduled to air on August 27 at 10/9c.

BWW Reviews: PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ, King's Theatre, Glasgow, June 9 2015 by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 10, 2015

The most famous songs of the Golden Age of Hollywood are recreated live on stage with our award winning singers and dancers. Special guests are world champion dance professionals Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor from BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, who will wow the audience with their glamorous costumes and ballroom skills.

NBCSN Airs STANLEY CUP FINAL Tonight by Tyler Peterson - Jun 8, 2015

NBCSN begins its coverage of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final tonight with Game 3 at 8 p.m. ET, as Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks host Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning with the series tied at one game apiece. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a 90-minute edition of NHL Live.

Scoop: ROOKIE BLUE on ABC - Thursday, June 25, 2015 by - Jun 8, 2015

Get all the scoop on ROOKIE BLUE, airing on ABC on Thursday, June 25, 2015!

The Delta Saints Sign With Loud & Proud Records; Announce U.S. & European Tour Dates by Caryn Robbins - Jun 8, 2015

Loud & Proud Records today announced the signing of Nashville-based band, The Delta Saints and will release Bones on August 7, 2015

DREAMBOATS AND MINISKIRTS Coming to King's Theatre Glasgow This Summer by Tyler Peterson - Jun 8, 2015

This summer, DREAMBOATS AND MINISKIRTS comes to the King's Theatre Glasgow to showcase the greatest hit songs of the 60s.

Bruce Moore and Kathy Moore McDougall to Lead Gettysburg Community Theatre's 2015 Summer Camps by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT) the not-for-profit 501c3 community theatre in downtown Gettysburg, located inside the old Elks Lodge at 49 York Street, will once again offer their exciting and fun summer theatre day camps every week in July.

NBC Airs STANLEY CUP FINAL Game 2 Tomorrow by Tyler Peterson - Jun 5, 2015

Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning look to draw even tomorrow night in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, when they host Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks at 7:15 p.m. ET on NBC. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide comprehensive streaming coverage of Game 2.

Jason Donovan to Join Cast of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT UK Tour by Tyler Peterson - Jun 5, 2015

David Ian Productions and the Ambassador Theatre Group have announced that JASON DONOVAN will play the role of 'Tick' in the UK tour of the international smash hit musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT at the following venues - Hull New Theatre (28 September - 3 October 2015), Wimbledon New Theatre (5 - 10 October 2015), Bradford Alhambra (12 - 17 October 2015), Birmingham Alexandra Theatre (20 - 24 October 2015), Aylesbury Waterside Theatre (26 - 31 October 2015), York Grand Opera House (30 November - 5 December 2015) Edinburgh Playhouse (15 December 2015 - 2 January 2016), Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff (12 - 16 January 2016), Royal Concert Hall Nottingham (18 - 23 January 2016) and Liverpool Empire (25 - 30 January 2016).

Blackhawks-Lightning Game 1 on NBC is Most-Watched Stanley Cup Final in 18 Years by Caryn Robbins - Jun 5, 2015

The first game of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning, in which the Blackhawks defeated the Lightning by a score of 2-1, produced a 3.34 HH rating and averaged 5.547 million viewers

Billy Idol Plays MPAC Tonight by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

British bad boy Billy Idol performs his hits at Mayo Performing Arts Center tonight, June 5 at 8 pm. Tickets are $75-150.

Stephen Jones Sr. Releases BLACK HISTORY: KIDS EDITION by Christina Mancuso - Jun 4, 2015

BottleRock Napa Valley Delivers Sold-Out Festival by Caryn Robbins - Jun 4, 2015

BottleRock Napa Valley welcomed more than 100,000 music, food and wine fans during its third annual installment in historic downtown Napa, California, Friday, May 29 - Sunday, May 31.

BWW Review: THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES at the Stratford Festival is Moving and Fun by Lauren Gienow - Jun 5, 2015

THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES by William Shakespeare, and directed by Scott Wentworth, opened at Stratford Festival's Tom Patterson Theatre on Saturday night. Starring Evan Buliung as the title character, this production was moving and fun from beginning to end.

BWW Reviews: SPAMALOT, King's Theatre, Glasgow, June 3 2015 by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 4, 2015

Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy (or possibly a brace) of beautiful show girls, witch burnings (cancelled due to health and safety) not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people.

Utah Shakespeare Festival Receives NEA Grant by Tyler Peterson - Jun 3, 2015

In May the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded 1,023 grants totaling $74,326,900 to nonprofit arts organizations in all 50 states plus five U.S. jurisdictions. From that, twelve Utah groups received over $1 million in funding with the Utah Shakespeare Festival receiving $35,000 for its production of William Shakespeare's Henry IV Part Two as part of the larger History Cycle initiative.

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/5; World Premiere in Long Island, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN in San Diego and More! by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 5, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Long Island, Kansas City, San Diego, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include a World Premiere in Long Island, MOTHER FREAKING HOOD! in Kansas City, and SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at San Diego Musical Theatre, just to name a few.

HAIRSPRAY, Symphony Nights and More Set for Miller Outdoor Theatre This Summer by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park is unique in the United States, offering an 8-month season of professional entertainment that is artistically excellent, culturally diverse and always FREE of charge to the public. This is the largest 'always free' program of its kind in the country.

INSPIRED LUNACY Launches FST's 2015 Summer Season Tonight by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Florida Studio Theatre's Summer Mainstage Season kicks off with the wayward, witty world of Inspired Lunacy, the Tour de Force production of The Hound of the Baskervilles, and the funny and heart-warming play, Over the River and Through the Woods. The Summer Cabaret Season will consist of the eclectic musical stylings of Six Guitars, by Chase Padgett and Jay Hopkins, the boot-tapping songs from Kings of Country, by Eric Scott Anthony, and the hip-swinging, hand-jiving sounds of The Swingaroos, by Kimberly Hawkey & Assaf Gleizner.

Glasgow theatre season preview! by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 4, 2015

An evening to preview the upcoming season for Glasgow King's and Theatre Royal.


Kings has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1976 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2018.



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