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Scoop: E! September 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV Scoop - Sep 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on E! September 2016 Programming Highlights (more...)

Playhouse Announces Full Casting For AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Clive Francis (The Crown, Netflix), Barbara Marten (Casualty) and Liam Brennan (Diary of a Madman - winner of a Stage Edinburgh Award) will lead a dynamic cast in the much-anticipated return of Stephen Daldry's multi award-winning production of JB Priestley's An Inspector Calls. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents the World Premiere of THE LAST TIGER IN HAITI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of The Last Tiger in Haiti by playwright Jeff Augustin and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. A co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where the play had its world premiere in June, The Last Tiger in Haiti begins previews Friday, October 14 and the show runs through Sunday, November 27. Individual tickets start at $29 and can be purchased online at or by phone, 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Friday, October 21. (more...)

E! Announces September 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

E! has announced the programming highlights for their upcoming fall season. (more...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER to Welcome Original Broadway Stars on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder announced today that three members from the original Broadway Production - Kristen Hahn, Jennifer Smith, and Catherine Walker - will join the cast of the First National Tour. (more...)

E! Delivers Extensive Coverage From New York Fashion Week, Beg. 9/8
by TV News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Only E! puts fans at the intersection of pop culture and fashion as the returning, official multi-platform media partner of NYFW: The Shows with extensive coverage starting across platforms (on-air, online and across mobile and social) beginning Thursday, September 8th. (more...)

Limelight Theatre Present David Hare's SKYLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Written by David Hare and directed by James Hough-Neilson, Skylight is a contemporary classic that holds up a mirror to a divided society in a night of reunion and recrimination.On a bitterly cold London evening, school teacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from former lover Tom Sergeant, a successful and charismatic restaurateur who has recently become widowed. As the evening progresses, the two find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires. (more...)

Independent Bookstores in Seven Cities to Host Banned Books Week Events
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE), a project of the American Booksellers Association, has announced that seven independent bookstores will participate in 'A Night of Silenced Voices' on Tuesday, September 27, to celebrate diversity and honor freedom of expression during this year's Banned Books Week (September 25-October 1). To highlight challenges to books written by authors of diverse backgrounds, Banned Books Week is exploring why their books are disproportionately singled out for attack. These bookstores will host events on the evening of September 27: · Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, New York, NY · Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, DC · Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL · The Book Cellar, Chicago, IL · Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, CO · Powell's City of Books, Portland, OR · Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA A full list of events planned across the country is available on the online calendar: 'Independent bookstores have always been strong supporters of Banned Books Week, and more than 500 will mount displays of banned and challenged titles this year. But this is the first time we have coordinated events on the same night,' says Chris Finan, ABFE director. Hundreds of books are banned or challenged in schools and libraries every year. The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom estimates that more than half are written by authors of color, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities. A slideshow of some of the titles that are most frequently challenged because of their diversity can be viewed here, To highlight the value of free and open access to information, Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community - booksellers, publishers, librarians, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types - in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those that are unorthodox or unpopular. About Banned Books Week ( Banned Books Week is the only national celebration of the freedom to read. Launched in 1982, it is celebrated during the last week of September. It is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, the American Library Association, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Association of American Publishers, the Association of American University Presses, the Authors Guild, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, the Freedom to Read Foundation, the National Coalition Against Censorship, the National Council of Teachers of English, PEN America, the People for the American Way Foundation, and Project Censored. It is endorsed by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. About the American Booksellers Association ( Founded in 1900, the American Booksellers Association is a not-for-profit trade association devoted to meeting the needs of its core members - independently owned bookstores with storefront locations - through education, information dissemination, business products and services, and advocacy. ABA exists to protect and promote the interests of independent retail book businesses, as well as to protect the First Amendment rights of every American. The association actively supports free speech, literacy, and programs that support local and independent retail shops. A board of 10 booksellers governs the Association. ABA is headquartered in White Plains, New York. (more...)

Guest Blog: Composer Joshua Schmidt On ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL
by Guest Blogger: Joshua Schmidt - Sep 21, 2016

One could say that the Machine chose me first, then I chose it. Adapting Elmer Rice's 1923 expressionist juggernaut was the long-time dream of librettist Jason Loewith. Apparently he had approached other composers with the project to no avail. When he finally inquired as to my interest in the project in January of 2004, I was working as a sound designer on a show he was producing at the Next Theatre Company in Evanston, Illinois, where he served as Artistic Director. Up to that point, I had never written a musical, nor did envision myself writing one and I had never read, seen or even heard of Elmer Rice's The Adding Machine. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Sets Cast for THE MODEL APARTMENT by Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its production of The Model Apartment written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20. (more...)

BalletCollective Announces 2016 'What Comes Next' Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

BalletCollective's 2016 Season, entitled “What Comes Next,” will further explore the company's unique collaborative process with world premiere works featuring two collaborations pairing architects Carlos Arnaiz and James Ramsey with composers Judd Greenstein and Ellis Ludwig-Leone respectively. (more...)

Cast Complete for LAZARUS, Starring Michael C. Hall, in London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Ahead of its hugely anticipated European premiere in a brand new 900-seater venue at Kings Cross Theatre, London, full casting for David Bowie and Enda Walsh's Lazarus is announced today. (more...)

Daniel Goldstein Will Adapt FAMILY TIES for the Stage; Gets Dayton Premiere in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Leading theater production company The Araca Group today announced plans to bring the classic television series Family Ties to the stage, to be adapted by playwright and recent Kleban Award winner Daniel Goldstein. (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Fresh off a successful international tour, actress Lisa Wolpe - hailed for her dynamic, gender-bending turns as some of Shakespeare's most popular characters - has announced she will bring her groundbreaking, one-woman show Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender to HERE for 16 performances, July 16th through August 14th. The show will play in repertory with Macbeth3, Wolpe's celebrated three-actor adaptation of the Scottish play, in which she plays the title role, Nick Salamone plays Lady Macbeth and Satan, and Mary Hodges plays Duncan, the Porter, Banquo, and MacDuff. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Skylight Music Theatre today announced the lead performers and creative team for the Tony Award-winning musical La Cage Aux Folles (The Birdcage). Skylight's production runs November 18 through December 23 in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Old School Square in Delray Beach Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Old School Square has served for over 25 years as the gathering place for Delray Beach, and the 2016-17 Season will launch a new era of arts and entertainment for all ages. (more...)

Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams to Flip Coins at the Almeida's MARY STUART
by Jessica Khan - Jul 7, 2016

Juliet Stevenson, who is also set to appear in HAMLET as 'Gertrude' this season, will return to the Almeida Theatre stage in Robert Icke's adaptation of MARY STUART, opposite Lia Williams, beginning December 2nd. (more...)

Get a Sneak Peek at Open Fist Theatre's THE GARY PLAYS - PART 3 This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents an 'Early Look' at the third installment of Murray Mednick's eight-play 'Gary Plays' cycle, directed by Padua Playwrights Artistic Director Guy Zimmerman and playwright Murray Mednick. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Phil Johnson's A JEWISH JOKE to Play Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

A JEWISH JOKE, starring Phil Johnson, written by Phil Johnson and Marni Freedman, will make its Chicago premiere directed by David Y. Chack, running July 6-31 at Victory Gardens Theater (2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL). (more...)

Just In: THE FLAMINGO KID Musical to Hit Broadway Spring 2018!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Producers Bob Israel and Larry Hirschhorn announced today that Garry Marshall's iconic movie THE FLAMINGO KID is being developed as a musical, with sights set on a Spring, 2018 Broadway opening.  (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for 2016/17 season at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016


San Diego Musical Theatre Announces Development of Two Site-Specific New Works
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

In addition to planning an Off-Broadway series at the Horton Grand Theatre, SDMT is cultivating two, site-specific works; LAST NIGHT IN TOWN - a new musical based on the discography of Ben Folds, and HALL PASS - an immersive musical set and performed in a high school. Both musicals were featured in New York University's Forum on Site-Specific Performance in 2015. LAST NIGHT IN TOWN has another San Diego connection: one of the show's creators, Amy Cordileone, grew up in San Diego and worked locally for many years before moving to New York City. (more...)

Theatre of NOTE presents West Coast Premiere of D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016


Mark Strong and Hope Davis Lead David Hare's THE RED BARN at National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 18, 2016

THE RED BARN, a new play by David Hare, based on the novel, La Main, by Georges Simenon opens in the Lyttelton Theatre on 6 October (press night 17 October). (more...)

International City Theatre to Stage Pulitzer Prize Winner DOUBT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

A riveting psychological drama that explores the fine line between truth and ambiguity, Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley is one of the most acclaimed plays in American theater history. Producing artistic director caryn desai [sic] helms a new production for an August 19 opening at International City Theatre. Two low-priced previews take place on Aug. 17 and Aug. 18. (more...)

Rob Nagle, Deborah Puette to Lead PLEASE DON'T ASK ABOUT BECKET at Sacred Fools Theater Black Box
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

It's been years since he disappeared, but Emily Diamond is still haunted by dreams of her twin brother, Becket. Kiff Scholl directs the world premiere of Please Don't Ask About Becket, an enthralling family drama by Wendy Graf (All American Girl, No Word In Guyanese for Me) opening August 20 in an Electric Footlights production at the Sacred Fools Theater Black Box. (more...)

GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE Will Now Open This Saturday at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

?Five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan's unique brand of gentle wit and exquisite lyricism will be on display when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the West Coast premiere of his meta-theatrical comic romance, Go Back to Where You Are, beginning July 16. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jason Odell Williams Muses on His Various Partnerships: His With His Wife, CHURCH & STATE With NNPN, & His Writings With His Audiences
by Gil Kaan - Jul 1, 2016

Playwright Jason Odell Williams' latest theatrical project CHURCH & STATE opens July 2 at the Skylight Theatre as the first part of its National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Later to also open at JCC CenterStage (Rochester, NY) and New Jersey Rep (Long Branch, NJ) in their 2016-17 seasons. (more...)

THEATRE OF NOTE Presents the West Coast Premiere of D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Theatre of NOTE continues its 2016 season with the west coast premiere of D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH by Jerry Lieblich and directed by Doug Oliphant. D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH will open on Thursday, August 11 and run through Saturday, September 17 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Could Lose Home at Broadway Theatre Center; Issues Statement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

While recent press announcements have disclosed that the Skylight Music Theatre is considering the sale of the Broadway Theatre Center, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's home for 23 years, MCT will remain focused for the 2016-17 season on achieving its mission of producing intimate and accessible theatrical works that highlight local talent. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Blank Theatre has announced the world premiere production of The Tragedy of JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare), conceived, adapted, and directed by Daniel Henning. Performances will begin September 24 with opening set for Saturday, October 1 at 8pm. (more...)

Pat Mitchell and More Set for Ocean State Theatre Company's 2016-17 Cabaret Club
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, which recently completed its fourth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, has announced the schedule for its 2016-17 Cabaret Club. (more...)

SKYLIGHT by David Hare Opens Burning Coal Theatre Company's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Burning Coal Theatre Company will open its 20th season in Raleigh, North Carolina with David Hare's Skylight, a love story about a brashly swaggering, politically conservative middle-aged businessman in the hotels and restaurants trade who stumbles back into the life of a progressive-minded, younger woman with whom he had a tempestuous affair years  before.  The play will run Thursdays through Saturdays, Oct. 6-9, 13-15 and 20-22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, October 9, 16, and 23, 2016 at 2 p.m. Performances will take place at Burning Coal's Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604. (more...)

Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

Alfred Molina and Jo Beth Williams Celebrate SKYLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY in Los Angeles with Staged Reading of Keith Bunin's VERA LAUGHED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

It's 1942 and the famous author Ivan Bunin, who escaped the Russian Revolution 20 years earlier, has created a new life for himself in the French countryside with his wife and his mistress. He still dreams of returning home, but he's not a young man anymore, and the world is at war again. Based on a true story. (more...)

N.J. Premiere of RED VELVET at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) is proud to present the New Jersey premiere of British playwright Lolita Chakrabarti's multi-award-winning play, Red Velvet. Performances begin September 7 and continue through September 25 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or going online at (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The cast and designers have been set for The Blank Theatre's World premiere of The Tragedy of JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare) conceived, adapted, and directed by Daniel Henning. Performances begin September 24 with opening night set for Saturday, October 1 at the Skylight Theatre in Los Feliz.  (more...)

Dead Writers Collective's OH, COWARD! Showcases the Man & His Music
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

?Dead Writers Theatre Collective presents an elegant yet intimate celebration of Noel Coward's life, work and times with Oh, Coward! This sumptuous two-act musical revue runs August 26 through September 18 at The Athenaeum Theatre. "This was one of the last Noel Coward shows staged during his lifetime," states DWTC Artistic Director Jim Schneider. "Originally devised for Off-Broadway by Roderick Cook, it's a wonderful cabaret approach.  It features two men and a woman covering Coward's favorite songs and scenes from his plays and musicals."  (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Presents Milwaukee Premiere of VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016


Photo Flash: John Patrick Shanley's DOUBT at International City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016


Washington National Opera Announces Fifth Season of America Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced full programming details for the fifth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. For the first time, all of the program's world premiere operas will be presented during an American Opera Initiative Festival weekend, January 13-15, 2017 in the Kennedy Center Family Theater. (more...)

Latino Theater Company to Stage 'Mexican Trilogy' as One, Epic Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

An epic, theatrical event! For the first time, Evelina Fernandez's award-winning trilogy, 'Faith,' 'Hope' and 'Charity,' will be presented in its entirety as one unforgettable tour de force. The first production in the Latino Theater Company's fall programming celebrating the company's 30th anniversary and its 10th year operating the Los Angeles Theatre Center, audiences can choose to enjoy this adventure over the course of two evenings - or as one thrilling, all-day immersive experience (box dinners available for purchase). (more...)

Ida Zecco Brings New Show to Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016


Sideshow Theatre Company Announces 2016/17 The Freshness Initiative Playwrights & New Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

As it embarks on its 10th Anniversary Season, Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce the playwrights for "The Freshness Initiative," the company's commissioning and new play development program, now in its third year. The 2016/17 season will feature public readings of brand new plays by J. Nicole Brooks, Selina Fillinger and Isaac Gomez. The readings will take place at Victory Gardens Theater during May, June and July of 2017. Two of the world premiere productions featured in Sideshow's 2016/17 Season were developed through "The Freshness Initiative," Philip Dawkins' The Happiest Place on Earth and Calamity West's Give It All Back. (more...)

Dead Writers Collective Presents OH, COWARD!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

Dead Writers Theatre Collective presents an elegant yet intimate celebration of Noel Coward's life, work and times with Oh, Coward! This sumptuous two-act musical revue runs August 26 through September 18 at The Athenaeum Theatre. "This was one of the last Noel Coward shows staged during his lifetime," states DWTC Artistic Director Jim Schneider. "Originally devised for Off-Broadway by Roderick Cook, it's a wonderful cabaret approach.  It features two men and a woman covering Coward's favorite songs and scenes from his plays and musicals."   (more...)

PARACHUTE MEN to Open Teatro Vista's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Teatro Vista, Chicago's largest professional Latinx theater company, kicks off its 26th season with the world premiere of Parachute Men, a raw, funny and poignant family drama by Mando Alvarado about three brothers who suck at being brothers, suck at love and suck at being men. (more...)

Gregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxesruns September 23-October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

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