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BWW Review: SMART PEOPLE Uses Comedy to Tackle Race at Arena StageBWW Review: SMART PEOPLE Uses Comedy to Tackle Race at Arena Stage
by Barbara Johnson - Apr 21, 2017

As topics go, you couldn't pick a more immediate one than race in America. And as cities go, Washington is an apt location for a production of Lydia R. Diamond's SMART PEOPLE. It's set during the Obama era and takes on the topic of race with biting comedy. Seema Sueko directs a new run at Arena Stage, featuring a four-person cast that is combustible and exciting to watch. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage's Intellectuals Open SMART PEOPLEPhoto Flash: Arena Stage's Intellectuals Open SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Four intellectuals-a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race-search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. Set against the backdrop of Obama's 2008 election, Diamond's fiercely funny play explores the unavoidable nature of cultural bias. Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko makes her Arena Stage directorial debut with this "sexy, serious and very, very funny modern-day comedy of manners" (Variety). Smart People runs April 14-May 21, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Writers Theatre Rounds Out 2017-18 Season with 'QUIXOTE'; Announces TREVOR THE MUSICAL CastingWriters Theatre Rounds Out 2017-18 Season with 'QUIXOTE'; Announces TREVOR THE MUSICAL Casting
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the first Gillian Theatre production of the 2017-2018 season - Quixote: On the Conquest of Self, written by Monica Hoth and Claudio Valdes Kuri, English Translation by Georgina Escobar, directed by Kuri, and featuring Henry Godinez as Don Quixote, September 27 - December 17, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Arena Stage's SMART PEOPLEPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Arena Stage's SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Four intellectuals - a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race-search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. Set against the backdrop of Obama's 2008 election, Diamond's fiercely funny play explores the unavoidable nature of cultural bias. Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko makes her Arena Stage directorial debut. Smart People runs April 14-May 21, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Redd's Wicked Introduces Strawberry KiwiRedd's Wicked Introduces Strawberry Kiwi
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Wicked Hour is back and better than ever with the return of the Redd's Wicked Limited Release series. Kicking off the return of the series is Redd's Wicked Strawberry Kiwi, a new daring flavor that allows revelers to start their night the right way. The second flavor in the series, Redd's Wicked Strawberry Kiwi, hits shelves nationwide March 1 and will be available for a limited time only. (more...)

Henry's Hard Sparkling Helps You Make The Light ChoiceHenry's Hard Sparkling Helps You Make The Light Choice
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Sparkling water just got a lot more exciting with the launch of Henry's Hard Sparkling, a new line of light and refreshing spiked sparkling waters. Created for those who are looking to make a lighter choice, these low-carb, under 95-calorie beverages are available nationwide. (more...)

Intelligent Quartet of Actors Tapped for SMART PEOPLE at Arena StageIntelligent Quartet of Actors Tapped for SMART PEOPLE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Four intellectuals - a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race - search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. (more...)

NAACP Awards Announces Full List of Winners Following Live BroadcastNAACP Awards Announces Full List of Winners Following Live Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

The winners of the "48th NAACP Image Awards" were announced tonight during the live broadcast from Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on TV One. The two-hour live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson. There was a live pre-show from the red carpet hosted by Nischelle Turner and Terrence Jenkins including Tai Beauchamp and Chris Spencer as special correspondents. (more...)

27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Award Winners Announced - THE BOY FROM OZ, HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR and More Big Winners!27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Award Winners Announced - THE BOY FROM OZ, HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR and More Big Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The 27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were presented on Tuesday, January 17, at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. (more...)

27th Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards Celebrated Achievement Throughout Los Angeles27th Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards Celebrated Achievement Throughout Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The 27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were presented on Tuesday, January 17 at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. (more...)

27th Annual Ovation Awards Take Over the Ahmanson Theatre Tonight27th Annual Ovation Awards Take Over the Ahmanson Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The 27th Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards ceremony will take place tonight, January 17, 2017, at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. (more...)

Cheryl Burke and Brian White to Host L.A. County Holiday Celebration on Christmas EveCheryl Burke and Brian White to Host L.A. County Holiday Celebration on Christmas Eve
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2016

Emmy-nominated professional dancer Cheryl Burke (Dancing with the Stars) and actor Brian White (Scandal. Mistresses, Chicago Fire) are set to host the 57th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration, the largest multicultural holiday celebration in the county. (more...)

Cheryl Burke and Brian White to Host L.A. County Holiday Celebration on Christmas EveCheryl Burke and Brian White to Host L.A. County Holiday Celebration on Christmas Eve
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Emmy-nominated professional dancer Cheryl Burke (Dancing with the Stars) and actor Brian White (Scandal. Mistresses, Chicago Fire) are set to host the 57th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration, the largest multicultural holiday celebration in the county. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE CAINE MUTINY COURT MARTIAL at Arena Fair TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at THE CAINE MUTINY COURT MARTIAL at Arena Fair Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

This weekend, November 18-20, 2016, will be the last chance to see Arena Fair Theatre's exciting production of Herman Wouk's The Caine Mutiny Court Martial. This classic military courtroom drama is being presented in the first floor meeting room of the Delaware County Building (old Carnegie Library), 101 N. Sandusky St, Delaware, Ohio. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE CAINE MUTINY COURT MARTIAL at Arena Fair TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at THE CAINE MUTINY COURT MARTIAL at Arena Fair Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

This weekend, November 18-20, 2016, will be the last chance to see Arena Fair Theatre's exciting production of Herman Wouk's The Caine Mutiny Court Martial. This classic military courtroom drama is being presented in the first floor meeting room of the Delaware County Building (old Carnegie Library), 101 N. Sandusky St, Delaware, Ohio. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

La Mirada Theatre and Center Theatre Group Lead 27th Annual Ovation Award NominationsLa Mirada Theatre and Center Theatre Group Lead 27th Annual Ovation Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Nominees for the 27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced today. (more...)

MillerCoors Breweries Earn Four Medals At 2016 Great American Beer Festival'MillerCoors Breweries Earn Four Medals At 2016 Great American Beer Festival'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

The Coors Brewing Company name has meant consistent quality and refreshment since 1873. That tradition of excellence was recognized at this weekend's Great American Beer Festival, with Coors Banquet receiving a silver award its third straight year of being honored and Coors Light earning a bronze award. (more...)

Blue Moon Brewing Co. Celebrates Grand Opening of New RiNo BreweryBlue Moon Brewing Co. Celebrates Grand Opening of New RiNo Brewery
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

This week, Blue Moon Brewing Co. celebrates the grand opening of its new brewery in Denver's River North (RiNo) Art District, following a soft opening in early July. With 24 beers on tap and a full-service kitchen, the Blue Moon Brewery RiNo will join Blue Moon's original Denver home base, The SandLot in Coors Field, as a hub for inspiration, ingenuity and the creation of future Blue Moon beers. (more...)

Christopher Backus Joins Starry 9/11 Benefit Readings of 110 STORIES at River Street TheaterChristopher Backus Joins Starry 9/11 Benefit Readings of 110 STORIES at River Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Christopher Backus (Roadies, Underground) has joined the starry cast for River Street Theater Company's Staged Reading of the Sept 11th play, '110 Stories' (by Sarah Tuft). (more...)

MillerCoors Introduces Zumbida, An Alcohol Beverage Inspired By Aguas FrescasMillerCoors Introduces Zumbida, An Alcohol Beverage Inspired By Aguas Frescas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

MillerCoors is releasing Zumbida, a beverage inspired by traditional Mexican aguas frescas with a kick, or toque de piquete. Zumbida carries a fruit flavor that is characteristic of aguas frescas that can be enjoyed by both fans of the beloved beverage and drinkers who want to explore other flavors and styles. (more...)

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