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by TV Scoop - Sep 5, 2018
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on the Season Premiere of WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE, airing on ABC on Monday, September 10, 2018!
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2017
WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE returns with all-new shows with the premiere of its 16th season in national syndication on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11. Originating from Caesars Entertainment Studios in Las Vegas, “Millionaire” continues to be the only program to offer a $1 million prize to each and every contestant as America's richest game show.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
The Basel-Kiene Family joins City Beverages in presenting PlayFest. Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's PlayFest 2019 is set for November 1 a?" 3 and 8 a?" 9, 2019 and features seven readings of new plays in development. At the two-weekend festival, patrons will experience ground-breaking new works while participating in the creative process. Tickets to individual PlayFest readings ($10) may be purchased online at orlandoshakes.org, by phone at (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). PlayFest Passes ($56) and PlayFest VIP Passes ($100) are on sale now and may be purchased by phone or in person.
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 18, 2018
It's hard not to feel good when listening to Huey Lewis and the News, so it's no accident that THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL at The Old Globe, manages to instill the 80's loveable, pop vibe from the music into this high octane musical about following your dreams and the power of love
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017
WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE returns with all-new shows with the premiere of its 16th season in national syndication on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11. Originating from Caesars Entertainment Studios in Las Vegas, “Millionaire” continues to be the only program to offer a $1 million prize to each and every contestant as America's richest game show.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on the Season Premiere of WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE, airing on ABC on Monday, September 10, 2018!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
The Basel-Kiene Family joins City Beverages in presenting PlayFest. Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's PlayFest 2019 is set for November 1 a?" 3 and 8 a?" 9, 2019 and features seven readings of new plays in development.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, is delighted to announce the slate of plays that will be shared during our 18th annual National Showcase of New Plays. NNPN and Core Member Theater Actor's Express with the assistance of members Horizon Theatre Company and Synchronicity Theater will host the National Showcase of New Plays from December 6-8, 2019, presenting readings of six production-ready new plays to more than 150 NNPN Core and Associate Members, Affiliated Artists, and invited guests.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017
Donald Freed's 1983 classic comes home to New York* in the presence of the writer's wife and guests in this United Solo performance from the UK's Bootcamp Productions.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 30, 2019
Two mega stars from the RuPaul's Drag Race family joined forces last year for a sold-out Christmas show that toured the US and the UK to such success that they are back this holiday season with an all new show: BenDeLaCream and Jinks Monsoon in All I Want For Christmas is Attention. Just days before their first performance, check out this interview with DeLa about the play and about her new production company.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017
Starting at New Jewish Theatre, November 29 December 10, is the one man play A Jewish Joke written and performed by Phil Johnson. The play looks at a dark time in US political history. In 1950's Hollywood, at the height of the Communist Blacklist, when careers were ruined by a whisper, we meet irascible comedy screenwriter Bernie Lutz. A Jewish Joke catalogs the most important afternoon in Lutz's life. He's a 50-something half of the comedy screenwriting duo of Lutz and Frumsky. Having worked together since they were both 13, they have moved upward from a Newark Nickelodeon, then on to vaudeville, the Catskills, New York Yiddish theatre and finally sunny LA where they are supplying scripts for the Marx Brothers, Danny Kaye and NBC. The icing on their cake is their big fancy Hollywood premiere that evening for their latest movie, The Big Casbah!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017
Asolo Rep presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterpiece EVITA. Directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Broadway: Bright Star, It Shoulda Been You, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, First Date; West End: Carousel, Sweeney Todd; Asolo Rep: Guys and Dolls), the musical opens tomorrow, November 18, and runs through December 30 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
The Drama League announced today the 2020 line-up of DirectorFest: The 36th Annual Directors Festival, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. For its 36th year, the festival will include six fully-staged productions, a showcase concert of a new musical, a town hall, and conversations with directors including 2017 Tony Award Winner Rebecca Taichman (Indecent), 2014 Tony Award Winner and 2010 Drama League Founders Award for Excellence in Directing Kenny Leon (A Soldier's Play), and Intimacy Director Claire Warden (HBO's Mrs. Fletcher).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017
Next up for New Jewish Theatre, November 29 December 10, is the one man play A Jewish Joke written and performed by Phil Johnson.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018
THEATER 294 -Theater 294 and the Long Island Repertory Co. are presenting a reprise of One Woman Man, a hilarious,new comedy about a man who has everything - and wants a little more.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 15, 2018
On day three, we celebrate one of the first Tony sightings of a Best Featured Actress in a Musical nominee, Lindsay Mendez, who stopped by the 2010 ceremony to back up Sherie Rene Scott in their number from Everyday Rapture.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018
We often dream of landing the big one, where we can give the middle finger to the man and say we're going it alone. In 2010, after betting £10 on a horse racing accumulator, Ross Brierley hit the jackpot and decided to quit his job and become a professional gambler. What followed was a year of the inevitable high stakes and crushing lows. In the space of twelve months, he'd lost most of his money and some of his mind.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
"Ad Nauseam" is an alternate view of the 1960's where Mad Women run the world of advertising instead of Mad Men. On Madidaughter Avenue, women call the shots, drink the martinis, and churn through male secretaries faster than it takes to wear out a pair of pantyhose.
by Don Grigware - May 1, 2018
Here's the scoop for those newer generation theatre and movie fans who do not remember 1952's blockbuster hit film Singin' in the Rain. Directors Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green and costars Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds all contributed to making it the smash that it was... and still is...on cable like TCM. The zany lightweight hit transferred to the stage in the early 80s and showed the craziness that may have happened when the big movie studios were transitioning from silents to talkies in the late 20s. Now in a fun-filled revival at Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre, it's all brought back to vibrant theatrical life by skilled director DJ Gray and a delicious company of triple threats through June 2.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is proud to present Curse of the Starving Class. In this dark comedy, a family's survival in a harsh and changing world is put to the test. The play is set in a farmhouse in the American West, inhabited by the Tate family, who has enough to eat but not enough to satisfy the other pangs of hunger that bedevil them. As the show progresses, the characters fall victim to the dark underbelly of American life-and become benighted innocents pursuing a dream that remains beyond their reach.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018
DESTRUCTION OF THE AMERICAN MALE starring A.J. Ciccotelli and Christine Nagy, co-host of The Bob and Christine Morning Show on 106.7 Lite-FM, opens at La Strada's home base at the Jersey Shore Arts Center's main theater on the first floor on April 7th through the 9th.    
by Don Grigware - Mar 19, 2019
Actress/singer par excellence Rebecca Spencer has delighted audiences on Broadway in Jekyll & Hyde and played Madame Giry in Phantom in Las Vegas. Since 2014 when she moved to Los Angeles, she has performed her exquisite cabaret and done at least 3 shows for Musical Theatre West (MTW) in Long Beach: The Music Man, S'Wonderful, and Mary Poppins. She will open March 30th in their new production of Catch Me If You Can. Spencer took time out of a busy rehearsal schedule to talk about her role in the show and about her illustrious theatrical career thus far.
by Don Grigware - Mar 12, 2018
If the laws are changed for convenience, who will object to money, favors or a higher position? When you think about it, the issue is timeless. In the 16th century, King Henry VIII (Ian Michaels) divorced his wife Catherine, who could not give him a son, and married Anne Boleyn. He was excomunicated from the Catholic Church by the Pope of Rome. The Anglican Church resulted and Henry's power became supreme in England. Spain, who had conducted the Inquisition, looked upon England with disdain. Anyone under Henry's command, who had signed an oath accepting the changes, stood to benefit in convenient ways. For example, Master Richard Rich (Mitchell Lam Hau) moved up the ladder and betrayed his mentor and friend Sir Thomas More (Bruce Ladd), who had offered him sound advice about becoming a teacher and staying honest. Under oath, Rich lied about More, who was accused of treaso
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017
Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Branden Jacob-Jenkins' Gloria, directed by Michael Longhurst. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2016, this razor-sharp comic drama focuses on ambition, office warfare and hierarchies, where the only thing that matters is moving up the ladder and selling out to the highest bidder. 
by Rachael Goldberg - Jun 6, 2018
Betsy Wolfe stars as Rosemary in the Kennedy Center's Broadway Center Stage production of "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," which opens June 6th. Wolfe is known for a number of roles including Cordelia in the Broadway revival of "Falsettos" and her recent run as Jenna in "Waitress."
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017
The UK premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's Gloria opens at Hampstead Theatre tonight 21 June - scroll down for a look at the cast in action!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017
The UK premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's Gloria will open at Hampstead Theatre on 21 June. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
Fresh Ink is pleased to announce six new plays as part of the 2019/2020 season! For our ninth year of developing and producing local new work, Fresh Ink will feature two plays as part of our full development cycle, with each script receiving a reading and workshop before a word premiere production in winter/spring 2020. In addition, we will showcase the work of four additional playwrights as part of our fall Ink Spot Festival, which we continue to expand as a platform for additional script development and a celebration of some of Boston's most exciting local writers.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018
THEATER 294 -Theater 294 and the Long Island Repertory Co. are presenting a reprise of One Woman Man, a hilarious,new comedy about a man who has everything - and wants a little more.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017
The JUNO Awards and Slaight Music today announced that submissions are now open to Canada's rising musical talent for the third annual Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class.
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2017
Fox Inclusion today announced that writer Keely MacDonald has been selected as this year's Fox Writers Lab (FWL) Fellow. Chosen from the sixth annual group of FWL finalists, MacDonald has received a script development deal with Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX).
by Emily McClanathan - Jul 16, 2019
Upon arrival at Windy City Playhouse's flagship venue in Irving Park, audience members are handed an acceptance letter welcoming them to Brown University's class of 2011. Thus begins an intimate journey through the world of THE RECOMMENDATION, written by Jonathan Caren and directed by Jonathan Wilson. For its Chicago premiere, Windy City Playhouse artistic director Amy Rubenstein has overseen a revised script and a new concept that stages Caren's play in the theater's signature immersive style. Audiences follow the actors from room to room and even drink alongside them, from slurping Jello shots in a college dorm to sipping sake in a Hollywood lounge.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018
Mary Wilson, founding member of the iconic group The Supremes, will make her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut on Friday, February 16 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, February 17 (8 p.m.). In this intimate evening, Ms. Wilson will perform a mix of classic Supremes hit and favorites from the Great American Songbook, as well as share stories from her legendary career. Tickets for Mary Wilson range in price from $48.75 $85 and are available now by calling 866-663-1063 or visitingwww.ticketfly.com.
by John Lariviere - Jan 15, 2018
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale, and Bank of America present the NETworks Presentations national tour of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. With a book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak, the musical comedy is based on the 1907 novel Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal by Roy Horniman, which was also the source for the 1949 British film Kind Hearts and Coronets.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
Get out your big knickers! Bridget Jones has finally decided that this year, she will take control of her life (even if that means sleeping with her boss)! Don't be All by Yourself this Valentine's day! Join us on a hysterical, musical journey as Bridget recounts her year by dieting, dating, and feeling bad about it. Jones' Diary: A Musical Valentine in concert is rammed with your favourite pop hits with incredible musical arrangements, such as 'Sexy Back', 'Fighter', 'Toxic' and 'Jump'. You will literally be jumping out of your seats. This concept originated in L.A where the team Tye Blue and Marion Pugliesi perfected the pop-culture parody genre. An immersive experience that invites the audience to submerge themselves into the story.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018
Winner at the United Solo Fest in New York City & touring the US, The Roustabouts Theatre Co. presents A JEWISH JOKE starring Phil Johnson at the MOXIE Theatre from March 14 through April 8, 2018. Written by Phil Johnson and Marni Freedman and directed by David Ellenstein.
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 23, 2019
Lianna Albrizio contributes this guest review for 'Lady Writes the Blues' at Hackensack Performing Arts Center.
by Ben Rimalower - Feb 22, 2019
Woof. This week is the biggest decluttering task I've attempted yet-throwing out my Evita CDs. I got 99 problems and Evita CDs are all of them. And that's not including the vinyl and the bootlegs on audio cassette. And the strange flash drives people handed me in dark bars muttering something about Elaine Paige and 'A New Argentina.'
by Don Grigware - Feb 12, 2019
Over the past six years International Recording Artist Lyn Stanley has sold more than 38.000.albums - currently worldwide, but before that time she had had absolutely no singing experience whatsoever. I, like practically all journalists, was amazed to hear this. 'Not even singing along to background music on the stereo or radio as a child?' I asked. Directly and sincerely she replied,
by Marianka Swain - Feb 12, 2019
Fasten your seatbelts! Ivo van Hove has taken on the ultimate quotable backstage melodrama: Joseph L. Mankiewicz's 1950 Oscar-winning film about a celebrated actress and her young wannabe assistant. And the modern star power is assured: Gillian Anderson succeeds Bette Davis, while Lily James follows in the scheming footsteps of Anne Baxter.
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2017
GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today that it has licensed seasons 14 and 15 of iconic game show WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE, with the show to air Monday through Friday at 3:00pm and 3:30pm ET beginning Monday, December 18.
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
Deadline reports that Quinta Brunson and Michelle Nader's new workplace comedy have found a home at HBO Max.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017
GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today that it has licensed seasons 14 and 15 of iconic game show WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE, with the show to air Monday through Friday at 3:00pm and 3:30pm ET beginning Monday, December 18.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017
Sixteen emerging screenwriters will come together at Sundance Institute's 2018 Screenwriters Lab, an immersive five-day writers' workshop announced today and taking place at the Sundance Resort in Utah, January 12-17, 2018. The Lab brings independent screenwriters together with accomplished writers, in an environment that encourages the art and craft of writing and creative risk-taking. Through one-on-one story sessions with Creative Advisors, Fellows work intensively on their feature film scripts and engage in an artistically rigorous process that offers them indispensable lessons in craft. The Lab is the first step in a year-round CONTINUUM of customized creative and tactical support for each project and team.
by Patrick Rybarczyk - Dec 11, 2017
It doesn't matter how many times you watch Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, fly to rafters at the end of Defying Gravity. You still get the chills during this classic moment in the musical, WICKED. It strikes a chord with you and has you cheering for 'the green girl.' You know, the villain from The Wizard of Oz.
by Madelyn Geyer - Aug 5, 2019
Some of the most talented students in Austin tear up the stage in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, a Summer Stock Austin musical production you won't want to miss this August. They'll overwhelm you with talent, make you laugh until your sides hurt, and astonish you with show stopping musical numbers. This production not only boasts top-tier young talent but quality in all elements merging together to create the final product. Walking into the theater, you're immediately struck by the strength of the production value, most prominently featured by the impressive wrap around set that was sadly underutilized.
by TV Scoop - Aug 16, 2018
Get all the scoop on Coming Up On All New WHISTLEBLOWER, airing on CBS on Thursday, August 16, 2018!
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 15, 2017
EVITA is playing at the San Diego rep through August 27th. For tickets and show times go to www.SDRep.org
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018
We often dream of landing the big one, where we can give the middle finger to the man and say we're going it alone. In 2010, after betting £10 on a horse racing accumulator, Ross Brierley hit the jackpot and decided to quit his job and become a professional gambler. What followed was a year of the inevitable high stakes and crushing lows. In the space of twelve months, he'd lost most of his money and some of his mind.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018
From 1948 to 1971, TV's longest-running prime time variety program, CBS' 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' beamed the world's biggest stars into the homes of nearly every American household live every Sunday evening. For musicians of all stripes, performing on the show was the pinnacle of television opportunities, with singular star-making potential. Among the artists vaulted to new heights of stardom via history-making appearances were The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Temptations, and The Supremes, all of whom returned to 'The Ed Sullivan Show' several times after electrifying debut performances on the program.