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by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2017
SHOWTIME is picking up its drama series about the art of comedy, I'M DYING UP HERE, for a second season, it was announced today by Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. The fictional series explores L.A.'s famed '70s stand-up comedy scene. Season one starred Academy Award® winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Treme), Ari Graynor (Bad Teacher), Michael Angarano (The Knick), Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine), Andrew Santino (Mixology), Erik Griffin (Workaholics), RJ Cyler (Power Rangers), Al Madrigal (The Daily Show) and Jake Lacy (Obvious Child) as part of a large ensemble cast. Created and executive produced by Dave Flebotte and executive produced by Golden Globe® winner Jim Carrey, Michael Aguilar and Christina Wayne, the series will go back into production in the fall, with 10 episodes premiering in 2018.
by Jennifer Perry - Sep 3, 2016
This year, Levine Music is taking musical theatre education to the next level by offering a new program, called theBridge, in addition to its popular Pre-Professional and First Act programs.
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 11, 2017
DAMES AT SEA is a welcome escape from the upheaval of the moment, if only for a couple of hours. The six-member cast shines with an abundance of smiles, vocal belts, and tap routines that they make look easy. Ephie Aardema, who has previously made a few splashes on this stage (HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, 42ND STREET), is back after a stint on Broadway to play Ruby, that starstruck girl based on the lead character in 42ND STREET. Wearing both the director's hat and the choreographer's character shoes, Associate Artistic Director Ilyse Robbins puts her traditional feel-good imprint on the show. Book your passage now!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2017
Actor Manoj Bajpayee recently hosted a special screening of his upcoming filmRukh which is written and directed by debutant filmmaker Atanu Mukherjee and presented by Eros Internationaland Drishyam Films.
by Matt Smith - Nov 3, 2016
In this comprehensive, two-part (!!!) BWW feature, our eclectic panel of child actors - including Lilla Crawford, Joshua Colley, Luca Padovan and Isabella Russo (with additional commentary from Savvy Crawford) - sound off on their most memorable career experiences, fan encounters, maintaining balance between work and school commitments and the ever-important subject of putting children in the spotlight. 
by Sondra Forsyth - Nov 20, 2017
On November 16th 2017, opening night of this year's Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the New York City tradition once again treated an excited and cheering audience to a joyous evening of music, dance, technological magic, and of course the inimitable 36-member precision dance team, the Rockettes.
by Melanie Votaw - May 27, 2016
The two-time Tony-winner updates fans on his two television series and his New York cabaret comeback.
by Michael Dale - May 24, 2019
Though the 1976 musical SO LONG, 174th STREET didn't even last a fortnight on Broadway, it wouldn't be surprising to see the York Theater Company's completely delightful revised version, ENTER LAUGHING, THE MUSICAL, return the Joseph Stein/Stan Daniels effort to the main stem someday, especially if director/adaptor Stuart Ross' slam-bang mounting keeps getting a little snazzier and a little funnier every time they bring it back.
by Ellen Dostal - May 13, 2016
Attempting to produce all of Shakespeare's plays would be daunting task for any theatre company but one young group of actors has continued to stay the course. Over a ten-year period, the Porters of Hellsgate have produced twenty of the playwright's thirty-eight plays, steadily working toward their goal of being the first in Los Angeles to mount the entire canon. This season, they tackle three at once with HENRY VI, Parts 1, 2 & 3.
by Adrian Bradley - Mar 8, 2016
Nearly two years after its Almeida premiere,  King Charles III has lost some of its topicalality - but none of its satirical punch as it continues its national tour in Manchester.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018
Following is the unofficial transcript of a CNBC EXCLUSIVE interview with Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Commissioner of Food and Drugs, U.S. FDA, live from CNBC's Healthy Returns conference in New York City on Wednesday, March 28th.
by Linda Hodges - Jun 7, 2017
“Roman Holiday” is a sweet confection of a show for sure, though in its present form, it lacks the meaty bite needed to make it a Broadway special.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018
The following is the unofficial transcript of an EXCLUSIVE CNBC interview with Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and CNBC's Andrew Sorkin on CNBC's “Squawk Box” (M-F 6AM – 9AM) today, Tuesday, June 5. The interview follows Sorkin's scoop yesterday that Mr. Schultz will be stepping down from his current role as Executive Chairman of Starbucks effective June 26th. Watch video of the interview on CNBC.com here!
by Cara Joy David - Jun 4, 2019
The Tony Awards are this coming Sunday and, of course, that is all anyone in the industry is talking about. One topic is the new Tony voting system. As we wrote about this fall, Tony Award Productions is using a new system in which a person marks her/his attendance, and the date of that attendance, on the Tony Voter Portal. If the voter does not mark her/his attendance to a certain show, then that person is blocked from voting in a category that show has received a nomination. Except there are issues that have come up as we get closer to the end of voting.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017
For a band with such a strong and unmistakable catalogue of original material, Placebo have always had an impeccable way with a cover version.
by Karen Bovard - Jun 15, 2017
"Refugia" is a Latin term meaning "an area where special circumstances have enabled survival after extinction in surrounding areas." The adventurous theater explorers of The Moving Company (themselves displaced from the renowned Theatre de la Jeune Lune, which closed in 2006) have devised multiple riffs on this idea and related themes, pushing the boundaries of narrative and perhaps, too, of the mainstage Guthrie audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017
The late, great playwright Edward Albee is curating his legacy posthumously via "dead hand control."
by Review Roundups - Jul 31, 2016
The first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, CATS, returns to Broadway tonight at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018
Fan favorites Shamon Brown Jr. (Papa), Barton Fitzpatrick (Reg) and Michael Epps (Jake) have been upped from guest stars to series regulars for the highly anticipated second season of THE CHI. The hit SHOWTIME drama series is currently in production in Chicago and will return to the network in 2019. THE CHIaveraged 4.5 million weekly viewers across platforms and ranks as the highest-rated SHOWTIME freshman season since BILLIONS in 2016.
by Cary Ginell - Jul 15, 2017
Cabrillo Music Theatre Changes Its Name To 5 Star Theatricals
by Ruth Deller - Jul 14, 2016
Sheffield People's Theatre present a fantastical fun take on Shakespeare... set in a hospital!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018
"Part of my work has been thinking of how to make a solo show good," he says, smiling lightly. "I know a lot of poets who create solo shows and it's literally just a string of their poems connected. It's not theatricalized, it's just spoken word for a longer, extended amount of time. That's not what I wanted to do. I wanted to create an actual play first."
by Gary Naylor - Jul 10, 2019
David Hare's updating of Ibsen's Peer Gynt has plenty to say about the world in 2019 - perhaps a little too much - but James McArdle's central performance and the sheer chutzpah of the concept and direction pulls it through.
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
CBS Television Studios will kick off San Diego Comic-Con® with exclusive world premiere screenings of its new series EVIL for CBS and NANCY DREW for The CW on Thursday, July 18. As previously announced, cast and producers of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and STAR TREK: PICARD will beam into HALL H for a first-ever “Star Trek” universe back-to-back panel block on Saturday, July 20.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017
It's out with the old and in with the new in 2017 on WE tv, as the hit series L.A. HAIR featuring the incomparable celebrity hair stylist Kim Kimble, returns today, January 5 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017
It's out with the old and in with the new in 2017 on WE tv, as the hit series L.A. HAIR featuring the incomparable celebrity hair stylist Kim Kimble, returns today, January 5 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.
by - Jan 5, 2017
It's out with the old and in with the new in 2017 on WE tv, as the hit series L.A. HAIR featuring the incomparable celebrity hair stylist Kim Kimble, returns on Thursday, January 5 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2017
Rebecca Ferguson, a British singer who was a runner up on Season 7 of THE X FACTOR, turned to Twitter to reveal that she has been invited to perform at the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump.
by Alexandra Coghlan - Feb 28, 2017
If a sad tale really is best for winter, then we've certainly been blessed this year. For months the news has croaked out its nightly stories, each blacker than the one before, and though blossom is already on the trees there's not been so much as a whiff of a happy ending. Certainly not at English National Opera, where composer Ryan Wigglesworth and director Rory Kinnear have recut Shakespeare's play into something even more darkly ambiguous than its source.
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 23, 2016
Lincoln Center's American Songbook series doesn't usually cross the road to opera-land, but I'm glad it did, when it presented the Ricky Ian Gordon-Leonard Foglia chamber opera A COFFIN IN EGYPT with mezzo extraordinaire Frederica von Stade last week. Performed in Jazz at Lincoln Center's tiny Appel Room, EGYPT brought us up close and personal to von Stade--and her alter-ego here, 90-year-old Myrtle Bledsoe--and proved she still has “it” as a performer.
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Feb 18, 2019
Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I (1597), now being revived by the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, is at its heart a family story. It certainly bears the traditional characteristics of Shakespeare's history plays, but it is, first and foremost, a story of two fathers and two sons, and only secondarily about dynastic struggles.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016
Bullshot Crummond: The Evil Eye of Jabar and The Invisible Bride of Death A world premiere comedy in two episodes By Ron House Based on Bullshot Crummond by Diz White, Ron House, Alan Shearman, John Neville-Andrews and Derek Cunningham March 4 through April 10, 2016.
by Carol Kassie - Feb 12, 2019
Rehearsals have begun for 2 Across, Pigs Do Fly Productions' upcoming production of Jerry Mayer's 'comedy of crosswords and romance'. The show will run from March 7th through March 24th at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale.
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 9, 2015
The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Details on the arrivals of 'Hamilton' and 'If/Then,' and Bill Pullinsi's and Michael Flatley's retirements mark the end of two eraa. 'Far From Heaven' and 'Heathers' will premiere locally, and 'Bel Canto' bows at the Lyric Opera. 'Daddy Long Legs' streams, 'Option Up!' debuts new works, and voting for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards heats up!
by Gary Naylor - Dec 8, 2017
Project Polunin is a mixed bag of dance and music, a showcase for the bad boy of ballet, Sergei Polunin, that succeeds intermittently.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018
The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University presents the first major retrospective of eminent American artist, curator, and teacher Howardena Pindell, who for nearly five decades has explored the intersection of art and activism. 
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 3, 2018
Looking ahead, you'll find a number of new productions on tap for your entertainment pleasure, including a number of holiday season offerings to put you in the Christmas spirit, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar for December 3, 2018, to help you plot your course through the beginning of a new year...
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017
The Kitchen presents 'Julius Eastman: That Which Is Fundamental,' an interdisciplinary project of performances and a two-part exhibition, curated by artist Tiona Nekkia McCloden and Bowerbird founder Dustin Hurt, that comprises the most expansive demonstration yet of Julius Eastman's rousing creative output, January 19 - February 10, 2018.
by Zofeen Maqsood - Dec 20, 2018
Written and directed by R.S. Raghu, the play is a practical look into what love and relationships mean in the modern times. 
by Zofeen Maqsood - Dec 19, 2018
Wrong Number, a  brilliant comedy play by theatre director Raman Kumar would be screened in Mumbai on December 23. 
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2016
It's out with the old and in with the new in 2017 on WE tv, as the hit series L.A. HAIR featuring the incomparable celebrity hair stylist Kim Kimble, returns on Thursday, January 5 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 10, 2018
Looking ahead, you'll find a number of new productions on tap for your entertainment pleasure, including a number of holiday season offerings to put you in the Christmas spirit, thanks to the efforts of theater companies all over Middle Tennessee. Here's our calendar for December 3, 2018, to help you plot your course through the first few weeks of 2019...
by Cara Joy David, Industry Editor - Aug 7, 2017
For a community dependent on tourists, Broadway does not like outsiders. So it is no surprise that when in 2013 Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), a large theater owner and producing conglomerate in the UK, paid approximately $60 million for a long-term lease on one of Broadway's largest, but most troubled, venues, the industry took notice.
by Michael Dale - Aug 16, 2018
The past several Broadway seasons have seen extraordinary developments in musical theatre, with a steady stream of new shows, usually transferring from non-profit Off-Broadway, offering smart writing, inventive storytelling and expanded notions of the subject matter and musical styles that can be welcomed into the art form.
by Cara Joy David - Apr 8, 2019
For a while, it seemed like we might only have one musical revival, the Roundabout Theatre Company production of KISS ME, KATE. Then a transfer of critical darling OKLAHOMA! was announced for the Circle in the Square, adding some excitement to the Tony race. This excitement is not just over which of these revivals will win, but rather whether there will be a Best Revival of a Musical award at all. All signs point to yes, though it is not a definite.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017
April 4 is the symbolic day when women "celebrate" Equal Pay Day, when women's salaries finally catch up to men's from the year prior. Women working full time year-round are paid 80 cents to men's dollar.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016
NEW YORK, April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ He's become one of the most polarizing figures in modern-day politics and pop culture, but Donald Trump indisputably has fans both bigand small. When 8-year old Chloe announced that she thought Trump would make a great President, stating, 'I love Donald Trump. I see him on TV all the time. I want to be like him because he's really rich and gets what he wants,' the reaction waswellmixed. Her classmates were mystified, her mother horrified and her dad was philosophical, 'I like the fact that an 8-year old can see the positives in a man who so many others can only see negatives in.'
by Marianka Swain - Apr 19, 2017
Unusually, actress Kirsty Bushell comes to Juliet later in a stellar career; her work includes everything from the title role in Salisbury Playhouse's Hedda Gabler to Disgraced at Bush Theatre and Ivo van Hove's Antigone. English National Opera boss Daniel Kramer's production, co-starring Edward Hogg and opening Emma Rice's second and final Globe season, begins previews on 22 April.
by Cara Joy David - Apr 10, 2019
The theater community spans across the world, but it is famously small. So when you don't pay people who works for you, it tends to get out, especially if those folks have Broadway connections. Such is the pickle that former performer and casting director David Petro seems to have found himself in. He allegedly hasn't paid various people who worked for him teaching master classes and word is now spreading.
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 1, 2017
Whether they will earn rave reviews from critics and audiences alike remains to be seen, but today BWW takes an in-depth look at this season's screen-to-stage offerings.