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BWW TV: Hear the New People Sing in the Rehearsal Room for LES MISERABLES on Tour!
by TV - On the Road - Sep 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld was in the rehearsal room with he company to check out a preview of the tour. Watch clips from 'Bring Him Home,' 'On My Own' and 'One Day More,' plus interviews with the cast below! (more...)

American Lyric Theater to Introduce THE NEW CREW with Special Salon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

American Lyric Theater presents The New Crew, a salon including performances by and discussions with American Lyric Theater's newest Resident Artists in the Composer Librettist Development Program: composers Shuying Li, Andy Teirstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. (more...)

VIDEO: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Reveals Fugitive Edward Snowden Would Love to Come Home
by - Sep 14, 2016

On last night's LATE SHOW, Joseph Gordon-Levitt revealed that he met the man he portrays in 'Snowden,' and confirmed that The Fugitive still hopes to come home to the U.S. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY Comes to Sierra Rep This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Sierra Repertory Theatre presents a stage adaptation of the nostalgic holiday film, 'A Christmas Story,' November 11 - December 18 at the East Sonora Theatre on Mono Way. (more...)

CBS to Premiere New Prime Time Competition Series HUNTED, 1/22
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

CBS today announced the new prime time competition series HUNTED will premiere immediately following one of television's biggest events, the NFL's AFC Championship game, on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE INVENTION OF MOREL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents 'The Invention of Morel,' a world premiere of the co-commissioned opera composed by Stewart Copeland, co-founder and drummer of The Police. Based on Argentinian author Adolfo Bioy Casares' 1940 novel 'La invencion de Morel,' Copeland's new adaptation examines the triumph of time-bending love over convention in a story of adoration and desire. 'The Invention of Morel' features London-based actor, director and writer Jonathan Moore as Stage Director/Librettist together with COT's Artistic Director Andreas Mitisek as Conductor. The press performance will be February 18 at 7:30 p.m. Subsequent performances will be February 24 at 7:30 p.m.and February 26 at 3 p.m.   (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE INVENTION OF MOREL, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents "The Invention of Morel," a world premiere of the co-commissioned opera composed by Stewart Copeland, co-founder and drummer of The Police. Based on Argentinian author Adolfo Bioy Casares' 1940 novel "La invencion de Morel," Copeland's new adaptation examines the triumph of time-bending love over convention in a story of adoration and desire. "The Invention of Morel" features London-based actor, director and writer Jonathan Moore as Stage Director/Librettist together with COT's Artistic Director Andreas Mitisek as Conductor. The press performance will be February 18 at 7:30 p.m. Subsequent performances will be February 24 at 7:30 p.m.and February 26 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Unbound Productions Will Remount Harriet Beecher Stowe's First Abolitionist Work TWO PICTURES IN ONE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Unbound Productions Artistic Director Paul Millet, Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack, and Executive Director Jonathan Josephson have announced that their summer production of Two Pictures In One will receive an enhanced staged reading at the Sexson Auditorium at Pasadena City College on November 16 and 17 at 6:00 p.m. The play was originally included as a part of the company's critically acclaimed production of History Lit: A Festival of Timeless Stories this past July at the Pasadena Museum of History. (more...)

Unbound Productions Will Remount Harriet Beecher Stowe's First Abolitionist Work TWO PICTURES IN ONE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Unbound Productions Artistic Director Paul Millet, Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack, and Executive Director Jonathan Josephson have announced that their summer production of Two Pictures In One will receive an enhanced staged reading at the Sexson Auditorium at Pasadena City College on November 16 and 17 at 6:00 p.m. The play was originally included as a part of the company's critically acclaimed production of History Lit: A Festival of Timeless Stories this past July at the Pasadena Museum of History. (more...)

Scoop: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on FOX - Thursday, May 11, 2017
by - May 8, 2017

Get all the scoop on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, airing on FOX on Thursday, May 11, 2017! (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents TOM, a world premiere stage adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' that offers a new look at the power of Stowe's most famous novel and at the true grit of its title character. Written by artistic director Ellen Geer and featuring folk music of the period, TOM joins the repertory season at Theatricum's spectacular outdoor amphitheatre in Topanga on June 18. (more...)

New England Premiere Opens Gloucester Stage 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company kicks off its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the New England Premiere of John Kolvenbach's Bank Job from May 19 through June 10 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. For two brothers, Russell and Tracey, new to the armed robbery industry, what seems like easy money turns out to be a lot more difficult than it looks in the movies in John Kolvenbach's hilarious Bank Job. When heist plans A and B (and C through F) fail, the brothers find themselves locked in the executive bathroom with no way out and no choice but to depend on a brave bank teller, a guileless cop, and the man in the shadows who put them up to the whole thing. A fun comedy, Bank Job is about the holes we dig ourselves into-and the unexpected comrades we trust to dig us out. Directed by GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh and featuring GSC veterans Johnny Lee Davenport, Nael Nacer, Richard McElvain and Paul Melendy and GSC newcomer Shuyi Jia.. (more...)

Composer James Newton Howard Receives BMI Icon Award
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

James Newton Howard received BMI's Icon Award, which is bestowed on composers who have made significant contributions to the realm of film and television music. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - WGN America Presents Underground Railroad Documentary Special BREAKING FREE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

In advance of the second season premiere of WGN America's hit original series 'Underground,' on WEDNESDAY, March 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, fans are getting a chance to go behind the scenes with the cast and crew in an all new documentary, BREAKING FREE. (more...)

'The Encryption Game' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

LOS ANGELES, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ A veteran thriller writer has found unexpected success recently by wreaking havoc on his own backyard. Glenn Shepard, author of The Encryption Game (Mystery House), has taken the idea of being a regional author to an extreme by having his hero fight terrorists in Virginia, North Carolina, and West Virginia. It is an approach that seems to be at odds with the traditional conventions of the genre, where the action takes place in more international settings. (more...)

A&E to Premiere Live-Action Animated Docuseries AKIL THE FUGITIVE HUNTER, 7/13
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

A&E Network will premiere the new original docuseries AKIL The Fugitive HUNTER which combines live-action and animation to chronicle the journey of modern-day superhero Akil Muhammad as he tracks and captures some of the most elusive criminals in Los Angeles in order to keep his community safe. (more...)

getTV Celebrates Legendary Entertainer Lena Horne With Evening of 1960s TV Appearances
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

In celebration of the 100 th anniversary of the birth of legendary star of music, stage, and screen Lena Horne (June 30, 1917 May 9, 2010), one of the most iconic African American stars of the 20 thcentury, getTV is proud to present a triple play of classic (and rare) Horne television appearances from the 1960s (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at World Premiere Production of TOM at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents TOM, a world premiere stage adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' that offers a new look at the power of Stowe's most famous novel and at the true grit of its title character. Written by artistic director Ellen Geer and featuring folk music of the period, TOM joins the repertory season at Theatricum's spectacular outdoor amphitheatre in Topanga on June 18. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the production - scroll down for photos! (more...)

OWN Announces August 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK has announced August 2016 programming highlights, including new series and seasons and returning series and seasons. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season with World Premiere of FACELESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Faceless, written by Selina Fillinger and directed by BJ Jones.  Faceless runs January 26 - March 4, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, February 3 at 8 pm. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters to Premiere 'By Sidney Lumet', Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Prolific and versatile filmmaker Sidney Lumet (1924-2011) made 44 films in 50 years, earning the Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievement after four Oscar nominations. (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS Kicks Off New Season with Premiere of BY SIDNEY LUMET, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

AMERICAN MASTERS: BY SIDNEY LUMET premieres nationwide Today, January 3 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and features a new, exclusive interview with Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-nominated actor Treat Williams, who starred in Lumet's Prince of the City, afterward. (more...)

Thrilling New Season of VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL Premieres on Investigation Discovery 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Investigation Discovery (ID) announced today the return of the network's hit series, VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL, from Truly Original, in partnership with Condé Nast Entertainment. (more...)

CBS to Premiere New Prime Time Competition Series HUNTED, 1/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

CBS today announced the new prime time competition series HUNTED will premiere immediately following one of television's biggest events, the NFL's AFC Championship game, on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 (more...)

Bay Area Children's Theatre Presents PIPPI LONGSTOCKING, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Annika and Tommy are in for some excitement when they meet their new neighbor, Pippi Longstocking, who has crazy red pigtails, a horse, a pet monkey named Mr. Nilsson, and a tendency to get caught up in one outrageous adventure after another.   (more...)

Thrilling New Season of VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL Premieres on Investigation Discovery 1/23
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Investigation Discovery (ID) announced today the return of the network's hit series, VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL, from Truly Original, in partnership with Condé Nast Entertainment. (more...)

Original Star Matt McGrath to Return for THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE at Geffen Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that the cast for its West Coast Premiere production of Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride will feature Andrew Burnap as Casey, Matt McGrath as Miss Tracy Mills, Nija Okoro as Jo, Larry Powell as Rexy / Jason and Nick Searcy as Eddie. (more...)

Photo Flash: Northlight Theatre Company presents FACELESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

irector Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Faceless, written by Selina Fillinger and directed by BJ Jones. Faceless runs January 26 - March 4, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, February 3 at 8 pm. (more...)

light Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season with World Premiere of FACELESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Faceless, written by Selina Fillinger and directed by BJ Jones.  Faceless runs January 26 - March 4, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Today, February 3 at 8 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: BEYOND THE OAK TREES at Crossroads Theatre is Exceptional Drama
by Patrick Kennedy - Feb 21, 2017

See 'Beyond the Oak Trees' now at Crossroads Theatre through February 26th. Written by Kisha Bundridge and directed by Marshall Jones III, it is an exceptional World Premiere play. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - WGN America Presents Underground Railroad Documentary Special BREAKING FREE
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

In advance of the second season premiere of WGN America's hit original series 'Underground,' on WEDNESDAY, March 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, fans are getting a chance to go behind the scenes with the cast and crew in an all new documentary, BREAKING FREE. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE INVENTION OF MOREL, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents "The Invention of Morel," a world premiere of the co-commissioned opera composed by Stewart Copeland, co-founder and drummer of The Police. Based on Argentinian author Adolfo Bioy Casares' 1940 novel "La invencion de Morel," Copeland's new adaptation examines the triumph of time-bending love over convention in a story of adoration and desire. "The Invention of Morel" features London-based actor, director and writer Jonathan Moore as Stage Director/Librettist together with COT's Artistic Director Andreas Mitisek as Conductor. The press performance will be February 18 at 7:30 p.m. Subsequent performances will be February 24 at 7:30 p.m.and February 26 at 3 p.m. (more...)

CSULB Theatre Arts Kicks Off Spring Semester with SHE KILLS MONSTERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Theatre Arts presents She Kills Monsters, written by Qui Nguyen, and directed by Amanda McRaven with movement by Julia Granata Hunicutt. This hyper-theatrical comedy playing February 17 to February 26 at the Studio Theatre kicks off an eclectic season of shows at CSULB. (more...)

CSULB Theatre Arts Kicks Off Spring Semester with SHE KILLS MONSTERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Theatre Arts presents She Kills Monsters, written by Qui Nguyen, and directed by Amanda McRaven with movement by Julia Granata Hunicutt. This hyper-theatrical comedy playing February 17 to February 26 at the Studio Theatre kicks off an eclectic season of shows at CSULB. (more...)

BACT Wins Six Theatre Bay Area Awards, Including Outstanding World Premiere Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

An original production of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site-The Musical by the Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) has won six awards at the 2016 Theatre Bay Area (TBA) Awards Celebration, including Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, and Outstanding World Premiere Musical.  (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters to Premiere 'By Sidney Lumet', 1/3
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Prolific and versatile filmmaker Sidney Lumet (1924-2011) made 44 films in 50 years, earning the Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievement after four Oscar nominations. (more...)

Bay Area Children's Theatre Presents PIPPI LONGSTOCKING, Opening 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Annika and Tommy are in for some excitement when they meet their new neighbor, Pippi Longstocking, who has crazy red pigtails, a horse, a pet monkey named Mr. Nilsson, and a tendency to get caught up in one outrageous adventure after another.   (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Kicks Off Season 31 with Exclusive U.S. Broadcast Premiere of By Sidney Lumet, Tuesday, January 3 on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

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AMERICAN MASTERS Kicks Off New Season with Premiere of BY SIDNEY LUMET, 1/3
by TV News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

AMERICAN MASTERS: BY SIDNEY LUMET premieres nationwide Tuesday, January 3 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and features a new, exclusive interview with Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-nominated actor Treat Williams, who starred in Lumet's Prince of the City, afterward. (more...)

THURGOOD to Bring History to New Repertory Theatre This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

New Repertory Theatre presents Thurgood, January 7-February 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

David Wolf Releases PROBABLE CAUSE FOR VENGEANCE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

David Wolf, a retired federal agent, has completed his new book 'Probable Cause for Vengeance': the story of a U.S. Marshal who finds himself conflicted when given an order by the United States District Court to track down and bring to justice a fugitive terrorist, he takes on the mission knowing that vengeance seethes in his heart. (more...)

Walter Jung Pens THE FUGITIVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

One man wanders about China and Mongolia, chased by the combined units of the local police and the resolute North Korean secret police, after being blindly accused of disloyalty from the ruling Kim Empire and fearing for his own life. With his clever and rough escape, he has become an enemy of the regime. What will become of the life and family he has left behind? Will the threat of loss and pain be enough for him to remain in hiding as 'The Fugitive' (published by Xlibris)? (more...)

Seven Artists Selected for the 10th Anniversary of American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today that three composers, three librettists, and one dramaturg have been selected as Resident Artists to participate in the tenth anniversary season of the company's nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP). The artists selected for this prestigious residency and training program are composers Shuying Li, Andy Tierstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Announces 10th Anniversary CLDP Resident Artists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today that three composers, three librettists, and one dramaturg have been selected as Resident Artists to participate in the tenth anniversary season of the company's nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP). The artists selected for this prestigious residency and training program are composers Shuying Li, Andy Tierstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. (more...)

Seven Artists Selected for 10th Anniversary of American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today that three composers, three librettists, and one dramaturg have been selected as Resident Artists to participate in the tenth anniversary season of the company's nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP). The artists selected for this prestigious residency and training program are composers Shuying Li, Andy Tierstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. (more...)

Nick Cartell to Star in LES MISERABLES Tour Launch at PPAC; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced.  (more...)

Nick Cartell, Josh Davis, Melissa Mitchell, Phoenix Best, Joshua Grosso and Jillian Butler to Headline LES MISERABLES on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced. (more...)

VIDEO: Hear the New People Sing! Meet the the Cast of LES MISERABLES on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced. (more...)

Tony Winners Patina Miller, Bryce Pinkham & Brian F. O'Byrne Join Cast of PBS's MERCY STREET
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

PBS announced today that MERCY STREET is adding new actors and directors to the series' robust talent list for Season Two, which is currently in production in Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Michael Harney Returns to His Theater Roots for THE AWFUL GRACE OF GOD in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Michael Harney, star of the three-time SAG Award-winning Netflix hit drama series Orange Is The New Black as Inmate Counselor Sam Healy, returns to his theater roots as playwright of the evening of highly anticipated one-act plays right here in Los Angeles. (more...)

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