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WEST WING Creator Aaron Sorkin to Receive WGAW's 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel AwardWEST WING Creator Aaron Sorkin to Receive WGAW's 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Aaron Sorkin, the Emmy-winning creator of The West Wing and Academy Award-winning screenwriter of The Social Network, is set to receive the Writers Guild of America, West's 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement (more...)

BabyNames.com Announces Top Baby Names of 2016BabyNames.com Announces Top Baby Names of 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

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Florida Rep Seeks Submissions for 2017 PlayLab Festival of New WorksFlorida Rep Seeks Submissions for 2017 PlayLab Festival of New Works
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Florida Repertory Theatre, an Associate Member of the National New Play Network, is seeking submissions for its 2017 PlayLab Festival slated for April 27 - 30. The fourth annual festival is an intensive weekend of rehearsals, readings, talkbacks, and development that brings playwrights, directors, and actors together to hone five new plays in a laboratory setting. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Presents 'Holiday Memories'Bridge Street Theatre Presents 'Holiday Memories'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Two perennial holiday classics by Truman Capote, "The Thanksgiving Visitor" and "A Christmas Memory," come to vivid theatrical life this December when Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre presents Russell Vandenbroucke's heartwarming stage adaptation "Holiday Memories." (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Presents 'Holiday Memories' this DecemberBridge Street Theatre Presents 'Holiday Memories' this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Two perennial holiday classics by Truman Capote, "The Thanksgiving Visitor" and "A Christmas Memory," come to vivid theatrical life this December when Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre presents Russell Vandenbroucke's heartwarming stage adaptation "Holiday Memories" for 8 performances only. (more...)

Theatrical Outfit to Continue 40th Anniversary Season with BIG FISHTheatrical Outfit to Continue 40th Anniversary Season with BIG FISH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Atlanta audiences are invited to explore something beyond theusual fare this holiday season: Big Fish, a magical, new 12-actor musical adaptation of the best- selling book by Daniel Wallace and hit Tim Burton film. (more...)

CUTV News Welcomes Author Jennifer Louise HaesCUTV News Welcomes Author Jennifer Louise Haes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

BRANFORD, Conn., Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ CUTV News today announced author Jennifer Louise Haes as a featured guest on CUTV News. Haes is the author of Changes in Crystal Springs, the story of a family seeking change in a small Minnesota town fraught with racial discrimination. Haes joins host Jim Masters to discuss her book, the writing process and more. (more...)

University of Kentucky Presents THAT INSPIRED HARPER LEEUniversity of Kentucky Presents THAT INSPIRED HARPER LEE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Long before Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys took center stage in the hearts of young readers as the iconic teen detectives, Seckatary Hawkins and his gang of "Fair and Square" boys were solving mysteries and stopping crimes along the riverbanks of the Ohio River. Beginning in 1918, the members of the Fair and Square Club captured the imagination of thousands of children and adults alike, as they explore the diverse Kentucky landscape in pursuit of adventure, mystery, and doing good. For over three decades, Schulkers' creation provided inspiration to many young readers, including Harper Lee, who references his work in her iconic novelTo Kill a Mockingbird. (more...)

Darryl Maximilian Robinson Set for FUNNY GIRL at The Historic Rialto TheatreDarryl Maximilian Robinson Set for FUNNY GIRL at The Historic Rialto Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Two major revivals of sorts are occurring at The Historic Rialto Theatreat 1023 Fair Oaks Ave in South Pasadena, Calif. (more...)

Greenway Arts Alliance Presents George Orwell's 1984Greenway Arts Alliance Presents George Orwell's 1984
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

"War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery and Ignorance is Strength." Greenway Arts Alliance Presents: George Orwell's 1984, directed by Kate Jopson as the first production of their novel to stage program Greenway Reads. 300 Fairfax High School students are reading the novel and will attend matinee's of the theatrical production. The adaptation by Alan Lyddiard creates an interactive and engaging experience for audience members. Jopson said, "We're trying to create an immersive experience. The elements of the play and its themes are all around us in the real world. We try to emphasize that and as soon as you arrive at the theater there's not anywhere you're not in the set of 1984, even in the lobby and bathrooms." (more...)

Tennessee Shakespeare Company Launches Ninth Season With TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRDTennessee Shakespeare Company Launches Ninth Season With TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, in partnership with Memphis' Hutchison School, will perform Christopher Sergel's revised stage adaptation of Harper Lee's daring American classic,To Kill a Mockingbirdfrom September 20 through October 2. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Opens September 9th at FirehouseTO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Opens September 9th at Firehouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Next up - To Kill A Mockingbird - opens September 9th and runs through the 25th, with preview set for September 8th. The novel, written by Harper Lee, was published in 1960. In the play, adapted by Christopher Sergel, Scout, a young girl in a quiet southern town, is about to experience the dramatic events that will affect the rest of her life. She and her brother, Jem, are being raised by their widowed father, Atticus, and by a strongminded housekeeper, Calpurnia. Wide-eyed Scout is fascinated with the sensitively revealed people of her small town, but, from the start, there's a rumble of thunder just under the calm surface of the life there. The Firehouse Theatre is excited to present this cherished but timely tale. (more...)

Tennessee Shakespeare Company Launches Ninth Season With TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRDTennessee Shakespeare Company Launches Ninth Season With TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, in partnership with Memphis' Hutchison School, will perform Christopher Sergel's revised stage adaptation of Harper Lee's daring American classic,To Kill a Mockingbirdfrom September 20 through October 2. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Opens September 9th at FirehouseTO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Opens September 9th at Firehouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Next up - To Kill A Mockingbird - opens September 9th and runs through the 25th, with preview set for September 8th. The novel, written by Harper Lee, was published in 1960. In the play, adapted by Christopher Sergel, Scout, a young girl in a quiet southern town, is about to experience the dramatic events that will affect the rest of her life. She and her brother, Jem, are being raised by their widowed father, Atticus, and by a strongminded housekeeper, Calpurnia. Wide-eyed Scout is fascinated with the sensitively revealed people of her small town, but, from the start, there's a rumble of thunder just under the calm surface of the life there. The Firehouse Theatre is excited to present this cherished but timely tale. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Adds Performances at Omaha Community PlayhouseTO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Adds Performances at Omaha Community Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Omaha Community Playhouse is adding three Wednesday evening performances of To Kill a Mockingbird due to high demand for tickets. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare Company's 9th SeasonTO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare Company's 9th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, today announced its full 2016-17 season of plays, outreach programs, and Education initiatives in the Memphis area and beyond. (more...)

Photo Flash: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Omaha Community PlayhousePhoto Flash: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Omaha Community Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

To Kill a Mockingbird will open the 2016-17 Omaha Community Playhouse season with an August 19 September 18, 2016 run in the Howard Drew Theatre. Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most beloved stories of all time. In this moving and heartfelt tale, a quiet Southern town is rocked by a crisis of morality. Despite threats to himself and his family, lawyer Atticus Finch defends a black man wrongly accused of a grave crime. (more...)

Sally Allen's 10 Novels That Describe the American ExperienceSally Allen's 10 Novels That Describe the American Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Literary expert Sally Allen, author of Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers (Griffins Wharf Publishing), has curated a list of 10 novels that describe the American experience. (more...)

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