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by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 9, 2019
Last week's column was tangentially about the crimes of screenwriter/director Richard Curtis. He was a corollary to the central problem, a footnote in a sea of bad representation. This week, I'm going in. I'm not mincing words. Richard Curtis, your time has come.
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
A new home in the city holds big adventures, laughs and love around every corner in Nickelodeon's new original animated series The Casagrandes, premiering Monday, Oct. 14, at 1:30 p.m. (ET/PT). A spinoff of Nick's animated hit The Loud House, The Casagrandes tells the story of 11-year-old Ronnie Anne who moves to the city with her mom and older brother to live with their big, loving family, the Casagrandes. Following its premiere, the series moves to its regular timeslot on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT) beginning Saturday, Oct. 19, on Nickelodeon.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 30, 2019
Petite Powerhouse Lisa Viggiano covers a range of music with her rangy voice in a tribute show for a man who discovered a lot of talent, and who would have loved hers.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2019
(sub)version productions has announced the cast and creative team of the return of their hit show, THE BUTTCRACKER: A NUTCRACKER BURLESQUE, written and created by Jaq Seifert.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
The Kraine and UNDER St. Marks represent almost half of this year's Fringe BYOV offerings.
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Variety reports that The Boss is finally releasing a soundtrack for his documentary film 'Western Stars.' Springsteen has had the album locked down for four years, and recently released the album, the documentary, and now the soundtrack to the documentary. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2019
During Lisa Viggiano's critically-praised 2018 Bruce SpringsteenTribute Shows (which helped earn her a 2019 Bistro Award for a?oeOutstanding Vocalista??), she included a section of songs by iconic musicians and singers discovered over five decades by talent scout/record producer John Henry Hammond, who also championed Springsteen and recorded a?oeThe Boss'sa?? first demo. Now, like a spinoff from a hit TV sitcom, Viggiano has created an entire cabaret show featuring songs and performers produced by Hammond during his long career at Columbia Records. In FROM LADY DAY TO THE BOSS: 50 YEARS OF TALENT DISCOVERED BY LEGENDARY COLUMBIA RECORD PRODUCER JOHN HENRY HAMMOND, Viggiano will deliver her unique renditions of classic tunes recorded by Bessie Smith, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Harry James, Count Basie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Leonard Cohen, George Benson, and Springsteen.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
The Marsh Berkeley presents Living the Shuffle, a one-man rollercoaster-ride through the ups and downs of show business. Renowned actor/director Robert Townsend has worked with Hollywood icons like Beyoncé, Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy, Morgan Freeman, James Earl Jones, and many more. Now, the trailblazing filmmaker gives audiences a front row seat to his career, from the dangerous streets of Chicago to performing Julius Caesar at a pimp convention in New York City, then creating the breakout film that would launch his career, Hollywood Shuffle, and becoming a Black film pioneer.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 19, 2019
Do you want to have the winner of the People's Choice Award for favorite male entertainer come into your living room and become your good friend and delight you for an evening? Head over to Cafe Carlyle and spend an evening with Tony Danza and hang with him as he brings you back to the time when a night club performer did it all.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Tony Danza will lead Police Athletic League's Third Annual one-night-only showcase performance, 'Tony Danza & the Stars of Tomorrow,' to benefit the Police Athletic League (PAL) Teen Acting Program. PAL Board Member and former PAL Kid Tony Danza will take to the stage for a Variety Show with celebrity guests and special appearances by NYPD Officers and PAL's Young Artists for an evening of performance, music and humor that will delight and entertain.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
BAFTA and Olivier award-winning playwright debbie tucker green's drama about relationships, power and sex tourism will tour for the first time in a new production from East Midlands theatre company New Perspectives. trade is set on a Caribbean island and tells the story of three women, each distinct from the others. As the sun beats down, the drinks are poured for tourists and men flitter in and out of the picture, their three very different stories emerge. On the surface, they have little in common: the youngest is visiting for the first time, another lives here permanently and the last woman is a regular visitor. But despite their apparent differences, it gradually becomes clear their lives are all shaped by the same thing: transactions.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2019
Judith Light has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Born in USA, The River, Born to Run, The Rising, and If I Should Fall Behind are just some of Bruce Springsteen's greatest hits. If you love 'The Boss' then join the band who have made it clear that their passion for Springsteen outweighs all others, as they rock the Pavilion Theatre on Saturday 26 October at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of Play, August Wilson's Jitney will appear at The Music Hall, in Detroit, November 12 a?" 16, 2019. Broadway In Detroit is presenting the show in partnership with The Detroit Public Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
The Wyckoff Family YMCA is proud to present the B Street Band : A Tribute to the Boss. The event will include a cash bar, a beer garden, and food trucks.
by Stage Tube - Oct 31, 2019
Bobby Cannavale was a guest on Wednesday night's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, to talk about The Irishman, the new Martin Scorsese film he's in. During the interview, Cannavale shares stories about meeting Bruce Springsteen and his impressions of The Boss, which leads to him and host Jimmy Fallon having an impression battle!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Wise Children today announce further programming for 2020, with a revival of Emma Rice's musical adaptation of Romantics Anonymous in a co-production with Plush Theatricals. Marc Antolin and Carly Bawden return to the cast to play Jean-René and Angélique respectively. The production opens at Bristol Old Vic on 23 January, with previews from 18 January and runs until 1 February, ahead of a US tour to Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in LA and Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington D.C.. Further US dates and the full cast will be announced shortly.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 30, 2019
Award winning cabaret singer Lucille Carr-Kaffashan recently did a run of shows at Don't Tell Mama in which she looked at the works of some of rock and roll's great male singer songwriters.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Park Square Theatre announces a special one-week only presentation of PAIGE IN FULL by Paige Hernandez on the Boss Stage (Friday, Oct 25 a?" Sunday, Oct 27). This unique experience blends poetry, dance, media and music to share a multicultural girl's journey through hip-hop to self-discovery. Since its premiere in 2010, this a?oevisual mix-tapea?? has sold out performances throughout the country and garnered praise from critics and audiences alike for its energy, intelligence, and originality.  In addition to just three public performances, the show will play to schools at special weekday matinees.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
The Off-Broadway musical Only Human will play its final performance on Monday, October 28. At time of closing, the musical will have played eight performances and 13 previews.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
This holiday season, Sheen Center for Thought & Culture presents The Gospel of John, conceived and performed by award-winning Broadway veteran Ken Jennings (Sweeney Todd, Grand Hotel, Side Show). Jennings brings the Gospel to life on stage - in just 90 minutes.
by Scottie Roche - Oct 22, 2019
Death is a cabareta?'a riotous cabaret in Sherry At A Funeral, which just opened its two-night run to a sold-out crowd at Pangea. The show is created by Zachary Clause and Reed Whitney (Whitney also acting as director), performed by Mr. Clause and Courtney Cowart, with musical direction by Karl Saint Lucy. What I love about funerals is the space they afford prying curiosity. You can get away with a lot - a funeral is an event, an opportunity to share information, gossip, as well as reflect and re-ignite long-simmering resentments. As creators Claus and Whitney so breathlessly demonstrate, a funeral is also an invitation to renew bonds to family and celebrate the ecstasies of grief, the Scissor Sisters, Elton John, and Diana Ross. The show invites audiences once more into the world of Clause's alter-ego, Sherry Duval-Covington, as she makes a cabaret of her mother's funeral. If you're unfamiliar with the previous two shows featuring Sherry you'll still enjoy the show but some background will help. Nightclub audiences first met Sherry in is That All There Is? The first show in what Clause calls his a?oeSherry Triptych.a?? In the first show we learn of Sherry's possibly pyromaniacal tendencies a?' We'll never be certain if she started all those fires but we know she's been acquitted on more than one occasion and that's got to count for something! In the second show, Sherry Takes A Holiday, we find her emotionally adrift at sea, but also literally adrift at sea on a a?oepoop cruise,a?? desperate to find a daughter she's quite certain she's never had, but an internet scam has led her to believe she'll find in the Cayman Islands with a few detours like a lesbianic affair with the pianist at the ship's schooner bar. Sherry is that messy friend who is constantly mucking things up but comes from a place of love. She owns her part in her problems even if she doesn't quite know how to navigate them so it's incredibly easy to cheer her on. Whom of us have not been Sherry at one point or another in our lives? She's the person you love in spite of the whirlwinds in their wake. Speaking of creating his beloved character, Claus noted he a?oewanted her to feel like a real human being who's intentions are always good but things blow up in her face. Constantly setting fires and having to figure out how to put them out.a?? Clause relates that Sherry was born of streaming Lifetime original movies at a monthly party he hosted in Williamsburg called a?oeMom Radio,a?? where he invited drag queens to do mom themed performances. On a road trip with co-creator Reed Whitney, Clause decided to riff on his Shelly Duval obsession, adding a hyphenated last name which resulted in the precarious poise of Sherry Duval-Covington. As this most recent show opens, Sherry makes rounds of this solemn occasion, scrutinizing those gathered as she steels herself for her opening remarks. The sounds of a catholic funeral fill the air, accompanied by the clinking of glasses, Sherry welcomes her guests and begins to introduce some of the skeletons in the family closet. Dramatic tension builds when she is forced to suffer sharing the spotlight of grief with her prodigal sister Terry. Cowart delivers a powerhouse performance as the sisters rehash well-rehearsed, reheated family psychodrama. Clause and Cowart match one another with their electrifying acting and chemistry, thrilling the audience as each skeleton out of the family's closet was revealed, articulating the estrangement between the Covington sisters and their mother. The story is grounded by smart funeral fare and underscoring choices by music director Karl Saint Lucy. When we finally learn how Sherry's mother dieda?'no spoilers, sorry, you have to see the show to find outa?' the absurdity of death is bolstered by the majestic strains of a?oeHow Great Thou Art.a?? I appreciate the musical choices which often support the comedy. When Sherry loses the struggle to contain her emotions she launches into a disco for a rendition of Diana Ross's a?oeThe Boss.a?? When she reconciles with Terry we are treated to the gospel transcendence of Florence and the Machine's a?oeThe Dog Days Are Over.a?? Courtney Cowart delivered a thunder-stealing performance as Sherry's sister, Terry. Both Clause and Cowart were stellar. Celebrating the release from the expectations of those around us and the bondage of trying to meet their expectations Sherry at a Funeral is a ridiculously satisfying night of entertainment.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Only Human, which stars Academy Award nominee Gary Busey as The Boss, Mike Squillante as Lou, Kim Steele as Maggie, and Evan Maltby as Jay opens tonight at the Theatre at St. Clements
by Annette Stolt - Oct 2, 2019
Admissions by Joshua Elias Harmon is probably the best play I've ever seen at Playhouse Theater in Stockholm. It raises serious and difficult questions about ethics, family, racism and it is viewed from various angels and shows that a lot of things are not as black and white as we might want them to be. The dialogue is well-written and fun so in the middle of the serious it invites to a lot of laughter. All actors are absolutely brilliant in their roles.
by Rosanna Liuski - Oct 19, 2019
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Adding to its slate of premium content from leading industry powerhouses, HBO Max has picked up Superintelligence, an original film starring beloved Oscar-nominated actress Melissa McCarthy (Spy, The Heat, Bridesmaids). Directed by Ben Falcone (Life of the Party, Tammy) and written by Steve Mallory (The Boss), the comedy is slated to premiere on HBO Max when the service launches in Spring 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
The Marsh Berkeley announces the extension of That Don Reed Show created by acclaimed comedian/playwright, Theatre Bay Area (TBA) 2018, 2017 nominee, and 2016 TBA winner Don Reed. Following a successful World Premiere run at The Marsh Berkeley, That Don Reed Show transferred to The Marsh San Francisco in September 2019. Saturday Night Live said Don was a?oetoo white,a?? while the network executive for In Living Color said he wasn't a?oeblack enough.a?? So Don created That Don Reed Showa?"his own sketch variety showa?"bringing Bay Area audiences an evening of irreverent sketches, edgy stand-up, music, and moving drama. With a little bit of improvisation and constantly evolving material, no two shows are exactly alike. Special themed and holiday performances will be offered throughout the run. That Don Reed Show will be extended October 20 a?" December 29, 2019 (specific times below) at The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia St., San Francisco. For tickets ($20-$35 sliding scale, $55-$100 reserved) or more information, the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call The Marsh Box office at 415-282-3055 (open Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm).
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 14, 2019
Broadwayworld.com interviewed Executive Chef Todd Matthews of Cleo Restaurant & Bar by In Good Company Hospitality Group for our 'Chef Spotlight.'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Christmas at the Unicorn continues the theatre's hugely successful tradition of producing thrilling, imaginative and visual theatre for all the family.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
The cast is set for August Wilson's a?oeJitney,a?? which will be presented by Center Theatre Group at the Mark Taper Forum November 22 through December 29, 2019, with the opening set for November 24. Originally presented by Manhattan Theatre Club, a?oeJitneya?? is directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Variety reports that 'Frozen 2' stars Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell will be honored with a double Walk of Fame star ceremony.
by Bobby Patrick - Nov 6, 2019
Spencer Day Wraps Up Shows at The Green Room 42 with Preview of New Album
by Michael Dale - Nov 21, 2019
Marley is still dead to begin with, and near the end we're still reminded of Tiny Tim's observation, 'God bless Us, Every One!' But in between... Let's just say I never thought I'd have to fact-check the plot before reviewing a production of A Christmas Carol.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the 2020 Summer Mainstage Season. The three productions will be: WINDFALL (May 26 - June 14), a new comedy by Scooter Pietsch, DANCING AT LUGHNASA (June 23 - July 19) by Brian Friel, and the musical RAGTIME (August 4 - September 6), with book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow. The cast and creative teams will be announced soon. Subscriptions are available by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or online at www.baystreet.org.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2019
During Lisa Viggiano's critically-praised 2018 Bruce Springsteen Tribute Shows (which helped earn her a 2019 Bistro Award for “Outstanding Vocalist”), she included a section of songs by iconic musicians and singers discovered over five decades by talent scout/record producer John Henry Hammond, who also championed Springsteen and recorded “The Boss's” first demo. Now, like a spinoff from a hit TV sitcom, Viggiano has created an entire cabaret show featuring songs and performers produced by Hammond during his long career at Columbia Records. In FROM LADY DAY TO THE BOSS: 50 YEARS OF TALENT DISCOVERED BY LEGENDARY COLUMBIA RECORD PRODUCER JOHN HENRY HAMMOND, Viggiano will deliver her unique renditions of classic tunes recorded by Bessie Smith, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Harry James, Count Basie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Leonard Cohen, George Benson, and Springsteen.
by Katie Laban - Nov 14, 2019
When a play is called a?oea must see,a?? I get a little nervous, but August Wilson's Jitney was exactly that. It's healthy to question your peers, but the Huffington Post was spot on with that description. Broadway in Detroit is currently presenting the show in partnership with The Detroit Public Theatre at The Music Hall until November 16th in Detroit. Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, the show is set in the early 1970s and this richly textured piece follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs or jitneys. When the city threatens to board up the business and the boss' son returns from prison, tempers flare, potent secrets are revealed and the fragile threads binding these people together may come undone at last. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson with an extremely talented group of performers, Wilson's poignant story to life on stage in a magnificent way.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Presented by Center Theatre Group, performances for August Wilson's a?oeJitneya?? will begin on November 22 at the Mark Taper Forum. Performances will continue through December 29 with the opening set for November 24. Originally presented by Manhattan Theatre Club, a?oeJitneya?? is directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
The Centenary Stage Company continues their tradition of nurturing young artists and presents the Young Performers Workshop Winter Festival of Shows. The 2019/2020 winter productions include: Anything Goes, George M, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
by Stage Tube - Nov 13, 2019
Kristen Bell appeared last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. She took the stage with Fallon to perform an epic Disney mashup that you don't want to miss!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
Downstairs Cabaret Theatre is pleased to announce a limited 2-weekend only engagement of The Boss: Broadway & Beyond, an acoustic tribute to Bruce Springsteen's life and music.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
The Marsh Berkeley announces the extension of That Don Reed Show created by acclaimed comedian/playwright, Theatre Bay Area (TBA) 2018, 2017 nominee, and 2016 TBA winner Don Reed. Saturday Night Live said Don was a?oetoo white,a?? while the network executive for In Living Color said he wasn't a?oeblack enough.a??
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
As the summer holidays come to a close, the party is just beginning at the Belgrade Theatre, with another great live music line-up kicking off the Autumn 2019 Season.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Blake Hackler's new play surrounds three sisters in an East Texas town that have a dark family secret. Weaving scenes from the past and present, What We Were is a story of escaping, coping, and caring, decades in the making. Can one ever truly go home again?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
Following a successful World Premiere run at The Marsh Berkeley, That Don Reed Show, created by acclaimed comedian/playwright, Theatre Bay Area (TBA) 2018, 2017 nominee, and 2016 TBA winner Don Reed, will transfer to The Marsh San Francisco this fall.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
After selling out the Café Carlyle in March, the iconic Tony Danza and his four-piece band are returning to the storied venue to kick off the Fall 2019 season with the hit show, Tony Danza: Standards & Stories (September 17-18 & 20-21).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
On Thursday, September 19, 2019, Tony Danza will lead PAL's 3rd Annual one-night-only showcase performance, a?oeTony Danza & the Stars of Tomorrow,a?? to benefit the Police Athletic League (PAL) Teen Acting Program. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 West 59 Street. PAL Board Member and former PAL Kid Tony Danza will take to the stage for a Variety Show with celebrity guests and special appearances by NYPD Officers and PAL's Young Artists for an evening of performance, music and humor that will delight and entertain.
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Each year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors rock music's pioneering figures during a prestigious, black-tie ceremony. As the Hall of Fame enters its third decade, it's these extraordinary induction ceremonies -- featuring the biggest names in classic rock from the '60s, '70s and '80s - that have become nearly as epic as the artists they celebrate. On September 6, Time Life and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame give home audiences front row seats to the unforgettable ceremonies from 2010-2017 with the 11-disc collector's set ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: IN CONCERT.
by James Ayles - Aug 2, 2019
Veteran stage actor Malcolm Rennie steers the ship with intensity and poise in this retelling of the life of a forgotten hero.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
For the first time in years, Bucks County Playhouse's annual benefit returns onsite to the Playhouse itself on Saturday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m., with its 80th Anniversary Gala celebrating the unveiling of New Hope's riverfront and saluting the angels responsible for revitalizing and restoring some of New Hope's most iconic landmarks.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
Alyssa Milano is not endorsing a candidate and fundraising for them. She is announcing a whole new way to support elections—from the ground up. Trump won the presidency with just 77k votes in three states—Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Alyssa has started the 2020 Fund to fundraise for grassroots organizations in those three states who will be working around the clock to get out the vote. The site for information on the programs and donations is alyssa2020.org.