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Ray DeForest Announces THE DORIS DEAR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Celebrating her third year of holiday magic, drag artist Doris Dear, known as "America's Perfect Housewife",  announces the all new "Doris Dear Christmas Special". This year's show will be held once again at The Triad Theater on 72nd street in NYC this December 19, 20 and 21st at 7pm!  The Doris Dear Christmas Special has quickly become a holiday tradition in NYC. (more...)

DeLanna Studi, Joanna Glushak, and More to Join Christine Lahti in GLORIA: A LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Rehearsals begin today, Tuesday, September 4, in New York City for GLORIA: A Life, a new play about Gloria Steinem. The full company has been announced for the production, which features a female cast, writer, director, creative and producing team. (more...)

Smugbug Productions Announces Pre-Show Bands for THE ELEVENTH HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Smugbug Productions presents the New York Premiere of The Eleventh Hour!, a new rock musical comedy by David Seamon from September 21 - November 16, 2018 at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC. Performances are at 8pm, with preshow bands starting at 7:30pm. Tickets are $35 and are available at https://www.eleventhhourmusical.com/performance-tickets/the-eleventh-hour. (more...)

Podcast: Listen to the Debut Episode of THE FABULOUS INVALID, Featuring Joel Grey!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The debut episode of the new podcast The Fabulous Invalid is now available at TheFabulousInvalid.com. Entitled 'Willkommen,' this first episode features the group's in-depth sit-down with Academy and Tony Award-winning actor, and theatrical legend, Joel Grey, whose acclaimed new production of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish (Fidler Afn Dakh) at the National Yiddish Theatre has been twice extended and now plays through October 25, 2018. (more...)

West Coast Premiere Stars Tim Cummings And Bree Turner In CAL IN CAMO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Do wounds from the past irrevocably impact our capacity to connect? Lyrical and mysterious, Hoffman's play probes the nature of bonding in family relationships and beyond. With heart aching humor, he explores the revelations we all resist when overcoming the obstacles we must conquer. (more...)

Photo Flash: FUNIKIJAM'S BABY LIKES TO ROCK! Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

FunikiJam World Music announces the complete cast and creative team for the inaugural production in its 2018-2019 Off-Broadway Season of Family Musicals. Brian Barrentine will direct and star as Captain Jam in the endlessly entertaining and incredibly unique FunikiJam's BABY LIKES TO ROCK! (more...)

VIDEO: George C. Wolfe Talks THE ICEMAN COMETH on Icons and Innovators Series
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2018

On June 21, Susan Fales-Hill sat down for an intimate conversation with George C. Wolfe, the award-winning director and playwright who returned to Broadway this year with the new production of The Iceman Cometh. (more...)

Preview Performances for Joel Grey-Directed Yiddish FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Begin 7/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

The highly anticipated American premiere of the Yiddish language Fiddler on the Roof, presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) begins preview PERFORMANCE Off Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on Wednesday, July 4th, with Press Opening slated for Sunday, July 15 and a VIP gala performance on Monday, July 16. Helmed by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Joel Grey, the acclaimed musical is being presented for an 8-week limited engagement through August 26. (more...)

Oscar, Emmy & Golden Globe Winner Christine Lahti To Star as Gloria Steinem in Diane Paulus Directed GLORIA: A LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Christine Lahti is headed to New York to star as Gloria Steinem in the world premiere of Gloria: A Life, a new play about Ms. Steinem as a symbol of past, present and future change. The play, written by Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann (Having Our Say), is directed by the visionary Tony Award-winning Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin).  (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the Benefit Reading of THE DESTINY OF ME Featuring Mark Ruffalo, Lee Pace, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

On Monday, June 25, Ellen Barkin, Eric Bogosian, Edie Falco, Gideon Glick, Josh Hamilton, Lee Pace and Mark Ruffalo appeared in a one-night-only reading of Larry Kramer's The Destiny of Me, to benefit The New Group.  Trip Cullman directed with an introduction by Tony Kushner. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Oscar-Winner Russell Crowe Will Star in Showtime Limited Series Adaptation of THE LOUDEST VOICE IN THE ROOM
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

SHOWTIME has announced the order for an eight-episode limited series about Fox News founder Roger Ailes, starring Academy Award® and Golden Globe winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind)in the title role and based upon the extensive reporting of Gabriel Sherman in New York magazine and his bestselling book, The Loudest Voice in the Room. Sherman co-wrote the initial episode with Oscar® winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight, Win Win), who will executive produce with Emmy winner Jason Blum. The project is a co-production from SHOWTIME and Blumhouse Television (Sharp Objects, The Normal Heart). The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. (more...)

Classic Theatre Project Announces Cast of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2018

The Classics Theatre Project's Artistic Director Joey Folsom today announced casting and creative team details for the Company's inaugural production, in a new adaptation by Ben Schroth of Anton Chekov's The Cherry Orchard. The Cherry Orchard, directed by Joey Folsom, will run June 21 - July 14, 2018 in the Kim Dawson Theatre at the The Trinity River Arts Center. (more...)

Little Theatre Of Manchester Announces 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Little Theatre of Manchester (LTM) announced today its 2019 season. Beginning in February, LTM will produce five popular titles: Ken Ludwig's THE GAME'S AFOOT, a murderously funny mystery; the Tony and Grammy award-winning musical sensation DREAMGIRLS; the searing Tony award-winning drama The Normal Heart; and THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB, a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships. The final title is international sensation MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA. (more...)

Classic Theatre Project Announces Cast of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Classics Theatre Project's Artistic Director Joey Folsom today announced casting and creative team details for the Company's inaugural production, in a new adaptation by Ben Schroth of Anton Chekov's The Cherry Orchard. The Cherry Orchard, directed by Joey Folsom, will run June 21 - July 14, 2018 in the Kim Dawson Theatre at the The Trinity River Arts Center. (more...)

Gideon Glick, Lee Pace, Mark Ruffalo, and More Will Lead a Reading of Larry Kramer's THE DESTINY OF ME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

On Monday, June 25, Ellen Barkin, Eric Bogosian, Edie Falco, Gideon Glick, Josh Hamilton, Lee Pace and Mark Ruffalo will appear in a one-night-only reading of Larry Kramer's The Destiny of Me, to benefit The New Group. Trip Cullman directs with an introduction by Tony Kushner. This special event takes place at 7:00pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Emmy Award Winner Laura Dern Stars in THE TALE Available for Digital Download July 2
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Award-winning writer and director Jennifer Fox delivers a film based on her own childhood in The Tale,available for Digital Download on July 2nd. Premiering to rave reviews at Sundance 2018, the HBO film, starring Laura Dern (HBO's Big Little Lies), is “an immense, brave and genuinely earth-shaking self-portrait' (Indiewire).   (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET Return to DC For Annual Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Free For All, one of the capital's cherished annual traditions, will return this summer to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), offering two weeks of free performances of the Company's 2016 production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, whose hit production of Camelot has extended through July 8 due to popular demand, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from August 21-September 2, providing more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

Fran Drescher and '13 Reasons Why' Star Christian Navarro Join Broadway Sings For Pride's REVOLUTION Charity Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Award-winning actress Fran Drescher ('The Nanny') and actor Christian Navarro (Netflix's 13 Reasons Why' breakout star) are the latest performers to join the lineup of Broadway Sings for Pride's 8th Annual Charity Concert 'Revolution' on June 18th at The Cutting Room in New York City. (more...)

Julia Roberts to Star in Amazon's LITTLE BEE
by TV News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

According to Deadline, Julia Roberts has come aboard the feature adaptation of Chris Cleave's best-selling novel, Little Bee, which Kathleen Robertson (Murder in the First, Boss) is penning. The project is being developed at Amazon Studios. (more...)

BWW Invite: Get Up Close with THE BOYS IN THE BAND's Matt Bomer!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

On Thursday, July 12 (2:30pm) join us at the Robin Williams Center (247 West 54th Street) for a Career Conversations Q&A with star of The Boys in the band, Matt Bomer, moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' (more...)

Preview Performances for Joel Grey-Directed Yiddish FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Begin Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2018

The highly anticipated American premiere of the Yiddish language Fiddler on the Roof, presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) begins preview PERFORMANCE Off Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage today, July 4th, with Press Opening slated for Sunday, July 15 and a VIP gala performance on Monday, July 16. Helmed by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Joel Grey, the acclaimed musical is being presented for an 8-week limited engagement through August 26. (more...)

The Amoralists To Present TRIGGERED At Cherry Lane, Play 1 Of Ricochet: An Amoralists Anthology
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

The Amoralists (James Kautz, Artistic Director; Lico Whitfield, Producing Director) proudly present TRIGGERED, written by Amoralists 2018/2019 'WRIGHT CLUB author Gabriel Jason Dean, and directed by Kimille Howard. TRIGGERED is PLAY 1 of RICOCHET: An Amoralists Anthology about Surviving an American Epidemic. (more...)

RED, Starring Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch, Will Be Screened In Cinemas This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

It was announced today that the critically acclaimed production of John Logan's Red with Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch in selected cinemas across the UK and North America on November 7 2018. Tickets will go on sale from August 15. (more...)

HBO Stand-up Special BILL MAHER: LIVE FROM OKLAHOMA Available for Digital Download August 6
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

Comedian, host and author Bill Maher brings his HBO® stand-up special home this summer when Bill Maher: Live from Oklahoma arrives on Digital Download August 6th. Live from the stage of the legendary Brady Theater in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Maher stars in his 11th solo stand-up special for the network since 1989. (more...)

American Horror Story Reveals 8th Season Theme, APOCALYPSE
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Today, the American Horror Story social media accounts shared a new image revealing the highly-anticipated theme for the eighth season. The upcoming season has been confirmed to be a crossover between Murder House (season 1) and Coven (season 3). Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, and newcomer Joan Collins are all set to star in the upcoming season. Check out the American Horror Story's Instagram post below! (more...)

The Amoralists' TRIGGERED Moves To Cherry Lane, Play 1 Of Ricochet: An Amoralists Anthology
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

The Amoralists (James Kautz, Artistic Director) proudly present TRIGGERED, written by Amoralists 2018/2019 'WRIGHT CLUB author Gabriel Jason Dean, and directed by Kimille Howard. TRIGGERED is PLAY 1 of RICOCHET: An Amoralists Anthology about Surviving an American Epidemic. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- THE BOYS IN THE BAND's Matt Bomer
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jul 2, 2018

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Emmy Award-Winner Wyatt Cenac Stars in Comedic Docu-Series Available for Digital Download July 16
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Acclaimed comedian and writer, Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show with John Stewart), hosts a topical docu-series examining hot-button issues in Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas, available for Digital Download on July 16th.  Marking the latest addition to HBO®'s impressive late night slate, including Real Time with Bill Maher and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the series is penned as “… a necessary addition to late night” (AV Club). (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Just One of the Boys- Matt Bomer Reveals All About His Co-Stars, Character and Debut in THE BOYS IN THE BAND!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 19, 2018

The men of The Boys in the Band indeed are one integrated being, and part of that being is Matt Bomer, who makes his Broadway debut in the role of Donald. Watch below as Bomer chats with Richard Ridge about finally making his Broadway debut, and highlights of his career so far! (more...)

Yiddish FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Extends Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) today announced that the highly anticipated American premiere of the Yiddish language Fiddler on the Roof, which began preview PERFORMANCES Off Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage last week, will extend its run for an additional week through September 2 due to demand for tickets. The Press Opening takes place Sunday, July 15 and a VIP gala performance on Monday, July 16. Helmed by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Joel Grey, the acclaimed musical is being presented now for an 9-week limited engagement through September 2. (more...)

The Amoralists To Present Gabriel Jason Dean's TRIGGERED At Walkerspace
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The Amoralists (James Kautz, Artistic Director) proudly present TRIGGERED, written by Amoralists 2018/2019 'WRIGHT CLUB author Gabriel Jason Dean, and directed by Kimille Howard. TRIGGERED is PLAY 1 of RICOCHET: An Amoralists Anthology about Surviving an American Epidemic. (more...)

Larry Kramer Pens Essay For New York Times: 'The Worst is Yet to Come'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Playwright and activist Larry Kramer just penned an opinion piece for the New York Times, in which he explains why the future looks bleak for the LGBTQ community. He writes: (more...)

THE BOYS IN THE BAND to Play Special Midnight Performance Benefitting The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

The Actors Fund announced today that The Boys in the Band has added a Special Midnight Performance for The Actors Fund. This benefit performance will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 11:59 pm at the Booth Theatre. (more...)

Mad Horse Theatre Company Announces New Directors And Expands To Five-Show Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

After serving as Artistic Director of the company since 2008, Christine Louise Marshall is stepping down from the position before the 2018-19 season. (more...)

HBO's HERE AND NOW Arrives on DVD 8/7, Available for Digital Download 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

New York, N.Y., May 4th, 2018 - Creator and executive producer Alan Ball (True Blood® and Six Feet Under®) brings an 'engaging and provocative' (Newsday) exploration of America through the eyes of a multiracial family in Here and Now, available for Digital Download May 14, and arriving on DVD onAugust 7, 2018. Starring Oscar®-winners Tim Robbins (Mystic River) and Holly Hunter (The Piano), the new HBO drama offers a darkly comic meditation on complicated forces at work during contemporary times, exploring what it's like to be an 'other' in today's America. (more...)

Ryan Murphy Tweets Stevie Nicks, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe, and More's Return to AHS: APOCALYPSE
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Ryan Murphy has taken to Twitter to announce that Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy and Stevie Nicks will be returning for American Horror Story: Apocalypse. This news comes not long after it was announced that Jessica Lange would also be returning to reprise her Murder House character, Constance Langdon. (more...)

New Producer Joins The 2017-18 SILVER PALM AWARDS!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

South Florida theatre's Silver Palm Awards has announced that award-winning actor and celebrated party host Conor Walton will be co-producing its upcoming awards ceremony and reception on Monday, December 10th, 2018, along with Executive Producer Tony Finstrom and Producer Matt May of Verve Central Productions. (more...)

Denis O'Hare to Exit Trump's America with Move to Paris
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Denis O'Hare is a familiar face both on screen and on the stage and an admirable advocate for social justice and political change. Fed up with the failings of the US and hopeful for the safety of his family, the actor told NewNowNext. (more...)

Watch the New Trailer for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALYPSE
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Earlier today, American Horror Story shared a trailer for its latest installment, Apocalypse. The trailer comes not long after it was confirmed that Jessica Lange will return to the series in Apocalypse, in an episode that Sarah Paulson will direct. (more...)

Kari Skogland to Direct New SHOWTIME Series on Roger Ailes Starring Russell Crowe
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

SHOWTIME has announced that Emmy nominee Kari Skogland (The Handmaid's Tale) will direct the first two episodes of the network's eight-episode limited series about Fox News founder Roger Ailes, based upon the extensive reporting of Gabriel Sherman in his bestselling book, The Loudest Voice in the Room, and starring Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind) in the title role. Skogland returns to SHOWTIME, where she has previously directed shows including PENNY DREADFUL, THE BORGIAS, THE L WORD® and QUEER AS FOLK. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks. (more...)

Stray Cat Opens Season 17 With Annie Baker's THE ANTIPODES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Following the successes of her Pulitzer Prize-winning The Flick and her haunting and enigmatic John, Stray Cat once again brings the latest work by in-house favorite playwright Annie Baker. An unnamed conference room. A group of creators on an intense and intensely surreal brainstorming session for unspecified purposes. All we know is that these people are being asked to keep coming up with stories - the more personal the better - in the hopes that something will jell and move their project - whatever that may be - forward. (more...)

The Amoralists' TRIGGERED Opens Tonight At Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

The Amoralists (James Kautz, Artistic Director) proudly present TRIGGERED, written by Amoralists 2018/2019 'WRIGHT CLUB author Gabriel Jason Dean, and directed by Kimille Howard. TRIGGERED is PLAY 1 of RICOCHET: An Amoralists Anthology about Surviving an American Epidemic. (more...)

Casting For MISS SAIGON National Tour Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON-a smash hit in London, Broadway, and currently breaking box office records on a national tour in the U.K.-has been announced for its much-anticipated upcoming North American tour which launches in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) September 21 - 30, 2018. In Providence, MISS SAIGON is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

Broadway's MISS SAIGON Announces Tour Casting
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON-a smash hit in London, Broadway and currently breaking box office records on a national tour in the U.K.-has been announced for its much-anticipated upcoming Chicago engagement at Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited engagement November 13 through December 8, 2018. (more...)

John Treacy Egan and More Complete Cast of Missouri Professional Premiere of A COMEDY OF TENORS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Missouri Professional Premiere of the fast-paced, over-the-top farce A Comedy of Tenors, playing from September 1 - September 9. A Comedy of Tenors will be directed by HARRY BOUVY (The Lyceum's 1776 and A Christmas Carol, 2016). (more...)

Mad Horse Theatre Company Announces New Directors And Expands To Five-Show 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

After serving as Artistic Director of the company since 2008, Christine Louise Marshall is stepping down from the position before the 2018-19 season. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale For Cinema Screening Of RED, Starring Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for Michael Grandage Company's critically acclaimed production of John Logan's Red, starring Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch. The show will be presented by Trafalgar Releasing in selected cinemas across North America and the UK on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. (more...)


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MAMA'S NEXT BIG ACT Announces Celebrity Judges
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Get those wigs and sparkly outfits ready, Doris Dear will be the celebrity guest judge for Tuesday's edition on "Mama's Next Big Act" at Don't Tell Mama's! Each week contestants sing their hearts out and a panel of judges, hosted by Lennie Watts, decides who goes on to the next level and continues on to win the grand prize of $1500 to put toward a new show at Don't Tell Mama's and A CROCK POT, Doris Dear's favorite appliance! Tuesday night the Top 8 will be competing for 5 positions. Each singer has been given a theme and will sing their hearts out. (more...)

Emily Bautista, Red Concepcion and Anthony Festa To Lead MISS SAIGON On Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON-a smash hit in London, Broadway and currently breaking box office records on a national tour in the U.K.-has been announced for its much-anticipated upcoming North American tour which launches at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI September 21-30, 2018. (more...)

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