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BWW Review: Suzan-Lori Parks' Devastating VENUS Explores the Tragedy of Saartjie BaartmanBWW Review: Suzan-Lori Parks' Devastating VENUS Explores the Tragedy of Saartjie Baartman
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2017

Traditionally, the human beings with uncommon attributes who are featured as carnival side-show attractions can hold a certain degree of power in their profession. It is their indisputable reality that adds an illusion of legitimacy to the flim-flam and shenanigans that fill out the rest of the show. Those who may appear to audiences as the most pitiable and exploited might very well be the ones taking in the biggest cuts of the profits. (more...)

Casting Complete for Summer Run of All-Female JULIUS CAESAR, Set All-Girls High SchoolCasting Complete for Summer Run of All-Female JULIUS CAESAR, Set All-Girls High School
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Pocket Universe will present a new, all-female production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, starring Alyssa May Gold (Arcadia on Broadway, Middle of the Night) as Brutus, Dea Julien (West Side Story 1st Nat'l Tour, Blueprint Specials) as Julius Caesar, Violeta Picayo (BEDLAM's Sense & Sensibility, RadioBABEL) as Mark Antony, Madeline Wolf (Fun Home on Broadway, Normativity) as Cassius, Miranda Cornell (Alter Ego, #Blessed) as Casca, and Amie Tedesco (Lemon Sky, Any Day Now) as Lucius. All other roles will be played by members of the company. (more...)

The 5 & Dime and Tom & Lisa Goodrich Present TOPDOG/ UNDERDOGThe 5 & Dime and Tom & Lisa Goodrich Present TOPDOG/ UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

The 5 & Dime and Tom & Lisa Goodrich  present TOPDOG / UNDERDOG by Suzan- Lori Parks, directed by Lee Hamby & Lindsay Curry  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 17th, 2017 - ROTTERDAM, ARRABAL and More!BWW Morning Brief May 17th, 2017 - ROTTERDAM, ARRABAL and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 17, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: ROTTERDAM makes its U.S. debut this evening as part of 'Brits Off Broadway'! (more...)

BWW Review: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2, AND 3) at Actor's ExpressBWW Review: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2, AND 3) at Actor's Express
by Amy Zipperer - May 16, 2017

When Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks's Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3) premiered at The Public Theater in New York in 2014, The New York Times called it 'extraordinary' and Huffington Post declared it to be a 'triumphant' work with 'soaring language and provocative debate.' Now Actor's Express is bringing Parks's story to Atlanta audiences under the direction of Martin Damien Wilkins, and this new production, in addition to garnering the  'extraordinary' and 'triumphant' superlatives of its New York predecessor, is both simply rendered and breathtakingly powerful. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of VENUSPhoto Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of VENUS
by Jennifer Broski - May 16, 2017

Signature Theatre presents Venus, written by Residency One playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Obie Award-winner Lear deBessonet. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside opening night below! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/9/2017 - 5/16/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 5/9/2017 - 5/16/2017
by - May 16, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 5/9/2017 - 5/16/2017. (more...)

COST OF LIVING Begins Performances Tonight at MTC's Stage ICOST OF LIVING Begins Performances Tonight at MTC's Stage I
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Cost of Living, the new play by Martyna Majok (Ironbound, Mouse in a Jar), directed by Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), begins performances tonight, Tuesday May 16, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Nashville's OZ Arts Center Reveals 2017-18 SeasonNashville's OZ Arts Center Reveals 2017-18 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 15, 2017

OZ Arts Nashville, Music City's critically acclaimed and pioneering contemporary arts center, Monday announced its 2017-18 season, programmed by artistic director Lauren Snelling to include works that are described, by turns, as viscerally beautiful, death-defying, innovative and topical. Headlining the range of offerings is the December 1 appearance of the legendary American soprano Renee Fleming who will be starring in the 2018 Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 15th, 2017 - NYTW's Starry Gala, VENUS and More!BWW Morning Brief May 15th, 2017 - NYTW's Starry Gala, VENUS and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 15, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: WAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone and more take part in NYTW's 2017 gala, and Suzan-Lori Parks' VENUS opens tonight at Signature Theatre! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/13/2017
by - May 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/13/2017. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Rush Policy for Annie Baker's THE ANTIPODESSignature Theatre Announces Rush Policy for Annie Baker's THE ANTIPODES
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Signature Theatre will offer a general rush policy for the world premiere production of The Antipodes, written by Residency Five playwright Annie Baker and directed by Lila Neugebauer, the company announced today. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 10, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 10, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Wednesday, May 10, 2017…which prompts us to ask the musical question: Who remembers the Saturday Night Massacre back in the 1970s, during which Richard Nixon fired the special Watergate prosecutor and all hell seemed to break loose (even more than it had already) in Washington, D.C.? (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 10th, 2017 - THE GOLDEN APPLE at Encores! and More!BWW Morning Brief May 10th, 2017 - THE GOLDEN APPLE at Encores! and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 10, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The starry Encores! production of THE GOLDEN APPLE begins tonight! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Signature Theatre's Gala, Honoring Suzan-Lori Parks and Delta Air LinesPhoto Coverage: Inside Signature Theatre's Gala, Honoring Suzan-Lori Parks and Delta Air Lines
by Jennifer Broski - May 9, 2017

The Signature Theatre's Annual Gala was held just last night at The Pershing Square Signature Center (located at 480 West 42nd Street between 9th & 10th Avenues). The event, hosted by Signature Board Chair Edward Norton, celebrated Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, Signature's 2016-17 Residency One Playwright, and honor the steadfast support of Signature's official airline, Delta Air Lines. (more...)

The Civilians 2017 'Spring Into Action' Benefit to Honor Oskar Eustis and Hesu Coue-WilsonThe Civilians 2017 'Spring Into Action' Benefit to Honor Oskar Eustis and Hesu Coue-Wilson
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Civilians celebrates 16 years as NYC's investigative theater company at its 2017 Spring Benefit: Spring Into Action at City Winery on Monday, May 22, 2017. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 8th, 2017 - Outer Critics Circle Awards, Galas and More!BWW Morning Brief May 8th, 2017 - Outer Critics Circle Awards, Galas and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 8, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The Outer Critics Circle Award winners will be announced today, and galas fete stage talent across the city! (more...)

OSLO Big Winner at the 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards, Full List!OSLO Big Winner at the 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards, Full List!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

The Lortel Awards will be presented tonight, May 7, 2017 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7:00 PM EST. This year's event will be hosted by actor and comedian, Taran Killam, and will once again serve as a benefit for The Actors Fund. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Signs on for 'MIDSUMMER' at Shakespeare in the Park; More Casting Announced!Phylicia Rashad Signs on for 'MIDSUMMER' at Shakespeare in the Park; More Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2017 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Tuesday, May 23 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, continuing a 55-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. (more...)

WE'RE GONNA BE OKAY, DIAGRAM OF A PAPER AIRPLANE and More Set for American Theater Co's 33rd SeasonWE'RE GONNA BE OKAY, DIAGRAM OF A PAPER AIRPLANE and More Set for American Theater Co's 33rd Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) is proud to announce its Season 33, which kicks off this October with the world premiere of Janine Nabers' Welcome to Jesus, directed by Artistic Director Will Davis, October 26-December 3, 2017. (more...)

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