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CSUSM Arts & Lectures to Present THE WOMAN IN BLACK This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

California State University San Marcos Arts & Lectures program will present a special one-weekend engagement of Susan Hill's THE WOMAN IN BLACK, adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt. (more...)

Broadway to Lend Voices to Free Original LGBT Expo This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Cast members from The Book of Mormon, Disney's The Lion King, Jersey Boys, and more will perform at the Original LGBT Expo, the largest and longest-running LGBT convention in the world this weekend at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. (more...)

GEORGE LOPEZ: THE WALL, Live From Washington, D.C. Available for Digital Download 9/11
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

One of the country's top stand-up comics, George Lopez, stars in his fourth HBO solo special, George Lopez: The Wall, Live From Washington, D.C., which is available for Digital Download on September 11th. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director, David Ramón Zayas of RUMORS at Theatre Harrisburg
by Rich Mehrenberg - Sep 18, 2017

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Andrew Rannells, Corey Stoll Join Amazon Original Series THE ROMANOFFS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Amazon Original Series THE ROMANOFFS, created, written, directed and executive produced by nine-time Emmy award winner Matthew Weiner (Mad Men), and co-produced with Weinstein Television, has set additional guest actors slated to join the series, including Corey Stoll, Andrew Rannells and Mike Doyle. (more...)

VIDEO: Jim Parsons & Iain Armitage Present on 69th Primetime EMMY AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

On tonight's EMMY AWARDS, young and old Sheldon Cooper appeared together to present the award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. Jim Parsons, who plays Cooper on the CBS series THE BIG BANG THEORY, was joined by Broadway critic Iain Armitage (more...)

Creative Team Announced for THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the creative team for the next show of the Globe's 2017-2018 Season, acclaimed actor and playwright James Lecesne's tour-de-force one-man show, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. (more...)

Scoop: TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY on ABC - Sunday, October 1, 2017
by - Sep 11, 2017

Get all the scoop on TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY, airing on ABC on Sunday, October 1, 2017! (more...)

Out of the Box Theatrics Presents Reading of MOMMIE DEAREST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Off Broadway's Out of the Box Theatrics (Elizabeth Flemming, Producing Artistic Director and Ethan Paulini, Associate Artistic Director) present Mommie Dearest. (more...)

Brad Oscar, Sarah Stiles, Gideon Glick, Frenchie Davis, George Faison and More to 'Sing for Pride' in UNSTOPPABLE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

On Monday, June 26, 2017, Broadway Sings for Pride will premiere their 7th anniversary benefit concert in New York City at the JCC Manhattan. This milestone event will be filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, special guests, and, of course, fun! The proceeds will benefit The Tyler Clementi Foundation and Orlando's Contigo Fund. (more...)

theSpaceUK to Bring A JOKE to Edinburgh Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

theSpaceUK is proud to present a NEW PLAY FEATURING SCI FI LEGENDS SYLVESTER McCOY AND ROBERT PICARDO. (more...)

Roxanne Fay to Star in HOME FIRES BURNING at Chenango River Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2017

What is Home?  Is it physical or emotional?  Is it memory?  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Behind the Numbers of Tony-Winning Broadway Debuts
by Daniella Parcell - May 28, 2017

This year's Tony nominations, announced earlier this month, brought a slew of renowned names. Performers such as Kevin Kline (PRESENT LAUGHTER), Nathan Lane (THE FRONT PAGE) and Patti LuPone (WAR PAINT) are no strangers to the Tony Awards, let alone to the Broadway stage. (more...)

Download HBO's THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, Starring Oprah Winfrey, This Month
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

See Oprah Winfrey in 'one of the best performances of her career' (Variety), when The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is available for Digital Download May 29th. (more...)

3-D Theatricals Presents Reimagined R&H Classic OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Known for stylish award-winning productions and their signature flair for bringing to the stage thoughtfully reimagined interpretations of musical theatre spectaculars, 3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles and Orange County takes on Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!... with a new point of view. (more...)

Photo Flash: Doris Dear Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below in 'LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER'
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

After the successful sold-out shows 'Doris Dear's Gurl Talk' & 'The Doris Dear Christmas Special', Ray DeForest was back in 'The Doris Dear Mother's Day Special: Like Mother Like Daughter' on May 12th. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

CHRIS GETHARD: CAREER SUICIDE Available for Digital Download 6/12
by TV News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Executive produced by Judd Apatow, CHRIS GETHARD: CAREER SUICIDE is available for Digital Download on June 12. (more...)

Amazon Original Series THE LAST TYCOON Debuts Exclusively on Prime Video 7/28
by TV News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Amazon today announced its new original one hour series THE LAST TYCOON, starring Golden Globe winner Matt Bomer (White Collar, The Normal Heart), multi-Golden Globe and Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, Boss) and Lily Collins (The Blind Side, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), will premiere on Friday, July 28 exclusively on Prime Video. (more...)

LATE COMPANY to Transfer to the West End this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Following its critically acclaimed and sold-out European premiere at Finborough Theatre in April/May 2017, Stage Traffic's production of Late Company, by the award-winning playwright Jordan Tannahill, will transfer for its West End debut at Trafalgar Studios 2 for a strictly limited run from 21 August - 16 September 2017, with press night on Thursday 24 August. (more...)

Syfy Picks Up TREMORS to Pilot; Kevin Bacon to Reprise Original Film Role
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

SYFY announced today that TREMORS, starring Kevin Bacon reprising his original role from the 1990 film of the same name, has been ordered to pilot. From Universal Cable Productions, the drama was written by Andrew Miller ('The Secret Circle'), who will also serve as showrunner and executive producer along with Bacon and David Schiff (“Southpaw”) in association with Blumhouse Television. (more...)

Lesli Margherita and Max Crumm Come to NYMF in MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY VS. THE DEVIL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

EVERYTHING RHYMES WITH BLORANGE is pleased to announce the premiere of the new musical MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY VS THE DEVILL: AN AMERICAN MYTH as an official selection of the New York Musical Fesitval's Next Link Project. (more...)

Shefik Named Guest Speaker at the 7th Annual Broadway Sings for Pride
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

Media personality Shefik (Executive Producer and Host of the nationally-syndicated radio show, Shefik presents Invocation) has been named guest speaker at the 7th Annual Broadway Sing for Pride charity event, which takes place at The Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Family Auditorium. (more...)

NYPD Cop Turned Actor James R Alexander Joins Cincinnati Shakespeare's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Long Island based actor and former NYPD police officer James R. Alexander has signed on for the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's full 2017 - 18 season in Cincinnati Ohio. (more...)

Seth Bisen-Hersh, Celia Mei Rubin, and More Announced for 9th Annual BROADWAY MEOWS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The 9th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, Monday, July 17th at 7pm.  (more...)

VIDEO: John Benjamin Hickey Talks Emotional Final Performance of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, guest John Benjamin Hickey discussed the final performances of Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION. 'In the last few shows I was trying not to cry,' he explained. (more...)

Critics to Rehash the Season & Joel Grey to Stop by This Week's THEATER TALK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

This week THEATER TALK presents Part Two of the Season's-End Critics panel - with Peter Marks of The Washington Post, Terry Teachout of THE WALL Street Journal, Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New York Times & The New Yorker, and Linda Winer of Newsday - discussing the notable plays of Spring 2017 on Broadway. Then, Tony winner Joel Grey joins co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins to talk about his revealing memoir, 'Master of Ceremonies' (Flatiron Books). The episode also features a surprise Michael Musto Roast featurette. (more...)

'CHAD DEITY' Gives Cast Member a 'Life Imitates Art' Moment at Stageworks Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

When Tampa's longest running professional theatre, Stageworks, opens the award winning production of 'The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity' on June 1, 2017, one cast member is having the opportunity of a lifetime by playing a role that epitomizes all the negative personality traits of a position in a business he knows too well. (more...)

THE NORMAL HEART, Larry Kramer's Acclaimed Drama Opens 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The City Theatre is excited to announce a special summer theatre event presentation of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart. Described as "riveting theatre," this moving, funny, raw, and thought-provoking examination of the fight during the AIDS epidemic, is one of the most successful plays in modern American theatre and deserving of production in every community that believes in the power in and equality of all its citizens. The production runs June 30 - July 16. (more...)

Danni Smith to Star in FUN HOME at Victory Gardens; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater begins its 43rd season with Fun Home, with music written by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics written by Lisa Kron and directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

Tim Daly and Tyne Daly to Star in Dorset Theatre Festival's DOWNSTAIRS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival opens its 40th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Downstairs, starring brother and sister Tim Daly and Tyne Daly, who will be appearing together for the first time on the stage. (more...)

The 7th Annual Elly Awards to Honor Carolyn B. Maloney, Daryl Roth, and Mariska Hargitay
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Women's Forum of New York will present The 7th Annual Elly Awards Luncheon benefiting The Education Fund of the Women's Forum on Monday, June 19th at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. (more...)

Notable Stage Artists Join Planet Connections' PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

A notable company of stage artists join a powerhouse team of playwrights and directors for Planet Connections' Playwrights for a Cause, Sunday, July 23, 2017 (more...)

N'Kenge and Adam B. Shapiro to Sing for Pride at LOFT Pride 2017 Celebration this Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

For the second year in a row, Broadway Sings for Pride will lend their musical talents to LOFT Pride 2017!  The event, which takes place in White Plains, NY, will take place rain or shine on Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. (more...)

HBO'S THE WIZARD OF LIES Available on Digital Download 7/10; Blu-ray & DVD This October
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

HBO Films' THE WIZARD OF LIES chronicles the events that led up to Madoff's admission and the devastating aftermath. Watch Robert De Niro give “one of this best screen performances” (The New York Times) when The Wizard of Lies is available for Digital Download July 10th, 2017 and on Blu-ray and DVD October 3rd, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: The City Theatre Austin Presents THE NORMAL HEART
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

The Normal Heart. Larry Kramer's searing drama about the public and private indifference to the AIDS plague and one man's fight to awaken the world to the crisis. (more...)

Starz to Develop New Drama Series SWEETBITTER Based on Best-Selling Book
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Starz announced today it is developing the half-hour drama series SWEETBITTER, based on the national best-selling book of the same name written by Stephanie Danler, who has also written the script for the first episode. Plan B Entertainment tapped Stu Zicherman ('The Americans,' 'The Affair,' 'Six Degrees') to develop the script with Danler, and both will serve as executive producers along with Plan B. (more...)

New Project from Rainn Wilson Among AMC's Upcoming Development Slate
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

AMC has announced from the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour a look at a current slate of select scripted and non-fiction projects in various stages of development for 2018 and beyond. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the second show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season with the Tony nominated rock and roll musical, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, in Association with the Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeffrey Jampol of JAM, Inc., with musical direction by Todd Olson and written and directed by Randy Johnson. (more...)

Janet Ulrich Brooks Crowned Queen for Chicago Premiere of THE AUDIENCE at TimeLine Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

TimeLine Theatre Company announces the first production of its 2017-2018 season-the Chicago premiere of THE AUDIENCE by Peter Morgan, directed by TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling, and featuring TimeLine Company Member Janet Ulrich Brooks in the central role of Queen Elizabeth II, August 24 - November 12, 2017 (previews August 16 - 23) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. (more...)

BBW Review: THE NORMAL HEART Highlights a community's struggle at The City Theatre
by Amy Bradley - Jul 13, 2017

The City Theatre Company presents Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, with compassion and care to the tragic subject matter. This mostly autobiographical tale from Kramer, shines a light on the HIV crisis that hit the gay community in New York City in the early eighties. With the horrifying illness gaining steam, and compounded by little to no cooperation from the community at large, the newly liberated 'gay movement' was stonewalled and devastated by the effects of the AIDS virus. To tell the story of his own experience during this plague, Larry Kramer puts his experiences to paper to share the heart-wrenching realities many homosexual communities faced during this time. At the helm of the activism is an outspoken, abrasive crusader Ned Weeks (a self-reflection of Larry Kramer). The Normal Heart begins in a hospital waiting room with a few young men trading quips back and forth that all will be well. Within minutes, we discover all is not well, and the true villain of the show, the HIV virus, is about to take center stage in these happy young men's lives. Weeks is adamant about finding help for his crusade and passionately tells his fellow peers to 'button it up' for the time being. The timeline of the show follows the rising death toll of the AIDS virus from all over the world. As events escalate, Ned's personal relationships fall victim to his passionate and outlandish tactics in seeking support for their cause. The reflection and passion written by Kramer is nothing shy of breath-taking. With an emphasis on awareness and education, The Normal Heart stays relevant and interesting for the present-day theatre-goer. (more...)

THE LION KING's Jelani Remy Joins BROADWAY MEOWS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The 9th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, Monday, July 17th at 7pm. (more...)

Daryl Roth and Roberta Flack Named Town Hall's 2017 Friends of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Legendary singer Roberta Flack and leading theatrical producer Daryl Roth will receive the Town Hall 2017 Friend of the Arts Award, it was announced today.  (more...)

The Heat is On! MISS SAIGON Lands in Birmingham this Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Winner of a record-breaking nine Whatsonstage Awards 2015 including Best Show, Birmingham Hippodrome is thrilled to play host to Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON which lands in Birmingham for 9 weeks from 26 July - 23 Sept as part of a major new UK Tour. (more...)

VEEP Season 6 & SILICON VALLEY Season 4 are Available for Digital Download this Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Season six of the Emmy-winning Outstanding Comedy Series VEEP will be available for Digital Download on July 24, 2017, with the critically acclaimed latest season coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 12, 2017. The "gleefully foul as ever" (The New York Times) new season stars 5-time consecutive Emmy-winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as former VP and one-time President Selina Meyer, who is struggling to navigate uncharted political territory now that her brief presidency has ended. In addition to all ten episodes from the sixth season, VEEP: The Complete Sixth Season Blu-ray and DVD releases include seven exclusive new audio commentaries featuring cast (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Sam Richardson, Sarah Sutherland, and Clea DuVall), David Mandel, and additional Writers, Directors, and Producers. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Signs on for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced that Sarah Uriarte Berry, Philip Boykin, and Jonathan Groff will complete the cast for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Paola Lazaro's THERE'S ALWAYS THE HUDSON Rounds Out Reading Series at Dorset Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival incubates new works for the American stage through its New Play Reading series, which continues with Paola Lazaro, playwright of Tell Hector I Miss Him and Atlantic Theater Company's 2016/2017 Tow Playwright-in-Residence. A public reading of Lazaro's newest work, entitled There's Always the Hudson, will take place on Tuesday, August 15 at 7 pm. (more...)

THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL to Strike in a City Near You on Tour Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Producers, Theatreworks USA, Martian Entertainment, Greg Schaffert Productions and Lang Entertainment Group have partnered with The Road Company (trc.nyc) to bring Drama Desk Nominated Best Musical, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical around the country beginning fall of 2018. (more...)

Debra Whitfield's FIRE, About Triangle Waist Company Disaster, to Premiere Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Chatillion Stage Company presents the world premiere of the new play FIRE written by Debra Whitfield (Duck Sauce Can Be Dangerous). (more...)

Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Continues Season with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the second show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season with the Tony nominated rock and roll musical, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, in Association with the Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeffrey Jampol of JAM, Inc., with musical direction by Todd Olson and written and directed by Randy Johnson. (more...)

Stage Stars on Screen - A Guide to Broadway on TV's 2017-18 Season!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 13, 2017

Broadway stars, live musical presentations and a high school theater department-themed drama series are all on tap for the upcoming 2017-18 primetime television season. Check out the exciting programming slate below! (more...)

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