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Royal Court Announces Casting for THE CHILDREN by Lucy KirkwoodRoyal Court Announces Casting for THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay have been cast in Lucy Kirkwood's new play The Children which runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 17 November 2016 - 14 January 2017 with Press Night on Thursday 24 November. Directed by James Macdonald. With design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Peter Mumford. "At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit."  (more...)

BWW Recap: M is for MURDER on AMERICAN HORROR STORYBWW Recap: M is for MURDER on AMERICAN HORROR STORY
by Jessica Naftaly - Sep 22, 2016

This weeks episode of American Horror Story came with the series' subtitle “Roanoke”. Thus, the possibility that this will be several anthologies or hauntings captured in a faux- documentary episodic format is pretty much debunked; however, that doesn't mean that this season will be in anyway straightforward. This is American Horror Story after all!  (more...)

First Look Media Names Distribution Team and Business Affairs LeadershipFirst Look Media Names Distribution Team and Business Affairs Leadership
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

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Broadway's Andy Mientus Joins Cast of Reimagined Comedy MY GAY ROOMMATEBroadway's Andy Mientus Joins Cast of Reimagined Comedy MY GAY ROOMMATE
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

As the team prepares to shoot the pilot episode, they have announced the first cast member, Broadway and SMASH star Andy Mientus (LES MISERABLES). The actor will be playing Wesley, the president and star of The Windsor Boys, the school's douchebag a capella superstars. (more...)

Karen Akers, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead SOME ENCHANTED EVENINGS Benefit for The Ziegfeld SocietyKaren Akers, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead SOME ENCHANTED EVENINGS Benefit for The Ziegfeld Society
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City launches its Eighth Season on September 17, 2016 with Some Enchanted Evenings: The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin, written and hosted by David Kaufman, based on his new bestselling biography of the same name. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse to Present Mike Daisey's THE TRUMP CARD This OctoberLa Jolla Playhouse to Present Mike Daisey's THE TRUMP CARD This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces a special engagement of the critically-acclaimed solo piece, The Trump Card, created and performed by Mike Daisey, directed by Isaac Butler, to run October 4 - 9 in the Mandell Weiss Forum. (more...)

OFF ASSIGNMENT Launches OnlineOFF ASSIGNMENT Launches Online
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Off Assignment, a magazine of literary travel writing, recently launched the first of its online content, answering the demand for authors to enhance their published work with compelling experiences and details left unsaid. Forged by today's top journalists, essayists, and travel writers, Off Assignment is a publication dedicated to candid storytelling. The magazine, which grew out of a grassroots series of live storytelling events featuring writers such as Gay Talese and Sloane Crosley, now publishes a weekly series called 'Letter to a Stranger,' short essays about memorable strangers from past journeys. In its first weeks, the series has featured contributors such as New York Times bestselling authors Leslie Jamison and Lauren Groff, as well as memoirist Howard Axelrod and National Book Award winner Julia Glass. (more...)

Billy Crystal Guest Hosts Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEENBilly Crystal Guest Hosts Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

The Ries Brothers and More Coming Up at The IridiumThe Ries Brothers and More Coming Up at The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The Iridium has announced its lineup (as of August 26) for this season, including the just-added THE RIES BROTHERS with special guest Vini 'Mad Dog' Lopez on August 31. Scroll down for details! (more...)


by Maeve Riley - Aug 26, 2016

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Novelist, Playwright Truman Capote's Ashes To Be AuctionedNovelist, Playwright Truman Capote's Ashes To Be Auctioned
by Michael Dale - Aug 22, 2016

Though he gained worldwide fame as the author of 'In Cold Blood' and 'Breakfast at Tiffany's,' you didn't have to be an avid reader to immediately recognize Truman Capote. (more...)

Rocky Nook Releases 'The Grey Ghost: New York City Photographs'Rocky Nook Releases 'The Grey Ghost: New York City Photographs'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Rocky Nook Inc., a photography book publishing company, has just released its most anticipated fine art book to date. (more...)

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts Presents Bria SkonbergThe Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts Presents Bria Skonberg
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Award-winning trumpeter/vocalist/composer and 'one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation (Wall Street Journal),' Bria Skonberg brings her infectious and vibrant jazz and blues-infused style to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Saturday, September 17 at 8 p.m., officially opening the 2016-2017 season at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonSENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (more...)

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Partners With Vogue And GQ In Media First To Create Immersive Theatre ExperienceThe Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Partners With Vogue And GQ In Media First To Create Immersive Theatre Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

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Richard Lewis, Julie Halston, Paula Poundstone and More Set for August Comedy Nights at Bay StreetRichard Lewis, Julie Halston, Paula Poundstone and More Set for August Comedy Nights at Bay Street
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. (more...)

TEENAGE DICK, BOOK OF WILL and More Set for HVSF2 SeriesTEENAGE DICK, BOOK OF WILL and More Set for HVSF2 Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has announced the lineup for its popular new works series, HVSF2. (more...)

Tilda Swinton Reaches Out to 'Bridesmaids' Screenwriter to Join AUNTIE MAME RebootTilda Swinton Reaches Out to 'Bridesmaids' Screenwriter to Join AUNTIE MAME Reboot
by Movies News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

In an all-new interview with Vanity Fair, Mumolo explains how she received an email from Swinton, praising her work on the Bridesmaids script and asking her if she would have an interest in adapting Patrick Dennis's 1955 classic novel to the big screen. (more...)

BWW Review: Local Theatres Prepare the Next GenerationBWW Review: Local Theatres Prepare the Next Generation
by Taryn Oesch - Jul 27, 2016

The summer teen theatre programs at Raleigh Little Theatre and PlayMakers Repertory Company prepare the next generation of theatre professionals while producing outstanding performances of 'Bay Boy' and 'Violet.' (more...)

Sergei Danilian to Present ARDANI 25 DANCE GALA at New York City CenterSergei Danilian to Present ARDANI 25 DANCE GALA at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Instead of the usual gala fare -- bits of firecracker variations and pieces of ballet classics -- Sergei Danilian's 'Ardani 25 Dance Gala' at New York City Center, August 19 and 20, is classic Danilian. The intrepid impresario, who has never side-stepped risk, will celebrate Ardani Artists's quarter century of producing in the United States and abroad with a trio of U.S. premieres, two by young, unknown, but up-and-coming Russian choreographers, and one by American Ballet Theatre principal Marcelo Gomes. (more...)

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