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BWW Review: FAHRENHEIT 451 by Different Stages At The Vortex
by Frank Benge - Nov 21, 2016

FAHRENHEIT 451 is a play based on the 1953 dystopian novel of the same name by Ray Bradbury. The novel is regarded as one of his best works. It presents a future society where books are outlawed and 'firemen' burn any that are found. The title comes from the temperature at which paper becomes combustible. There was a 1966 film adaptation of the novel and Bradbury himself developed it into this play in the late 70s. Bradbury has stated that he wrote it to address his concerns about the McCarthy era and the threat of book burning. In later years, he stated it was a commentary on how mass media reduces interest in reading literature. The story is set in an unspecified city at an unspecified time in the future somewhere after the year 1960. (more...)

Rediscovered Tony Harrison Play Opens 2017 at the Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the rediscovery of Tony Harrison's The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus in its first London production for nearly 30 years opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season. (more...)

New eBook on Novelist Elena Ferrante is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

'Naples Little Women,' first critical study of the Italian novelist Elena Ferrante, published by Penington Press. Elena Ferrante's Fiction covers the psychic landscape of women who come of age in post-World War II Italy, who struggle to escape poverty and juggle the demands of career and family. Her narrator's voice is at once ferocious, intimate, and uncensored. Most remarkable for our media-obsessed age is that the author's identity is a mystery as compelling as one of her plots. This critical study of her seven novels by Professor Mullenneaux integrates Ferrante's own thoughts on her books from La frantumaglia (2003) with their critical reception since 1992. Chapters are dedicated to each novel and to the author's signature themes - mothers and daughters, female friendship, and Naples as a 'city in spite of itself' - to illuminate and extend Ferrante's unique contribution to world literature. This volume is an essential resource for anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge of one of Italy's best-loved contemporary writers. ISBN: 978-0-9704296-4-3. $24.99. Available from Contact: Penington Press, New York, NY, 212-749-2995 (more...)

Three Authors Receive Awards from NCTE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

ATLANTA, Nov. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Authors Jason Reynolds, Melissa Sweet, and Marilyn Nelson were just announced winners of prestigious literacy awards from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). (more...)

HARROW'S GATE Hits #18 on Amazon's Hot New Release Bestseller's List for Steampunk
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Indie-author Lawrence BoarerPitchford has been climbing the Amazon charts and has hit #18 on the Amazon's Hot New Release bestseller's list. 'I didn't expect this so soon, but it is a riveting story filled with lots of action and adventure, so what's not to like?' stated the author. When asked about the racier love scenes, he replied, 'Passion and lovemaking? I believe most people rather like that.' (more...)

BWW Review: Belmont University's Soul-Stirring PARADE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 19, 2016

As challenging a work of theatrical artistry that you could possibly conceive of, Parade affords BUMT students a sublime opportunity in pursuit of excellence in a production that vociferously demands to be seen and experienced. It is one of the year's best musicals in a Nashville theatrical season that has boasted one after another significant stage triumphs, with two leading performances that are stunning in their complexity and passionate delivery. (more...)

Associated Television International to Present 85th ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE Featuring Olivia Newton-John, Mickey Mouse, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

The 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Featuring Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, produced by Associated Television Internationaland presented in associations with The City of Los Angeles, will be led this year by award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Olivia Newton-John, who will serve as Grand Marshal, and will be joined by four other Former Grand Marshals of the Parade to help celebrate this historic occasion in style, including: Mickey Mouse, Larry King, Louis Gossett Jr. and Robert Wagner. (more...)

Convergence Continuum to Present World Premiere of THE KNIFE IS MONEY, THE FORK IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Convergence-continuum concludes its 2016 Season with the world premiere of Cleveland playwright Jonathan Wilhelm's noir comedy mystery thriller, THE KNIFE IS MONEY, THE FORK IS LOVE. It's 1932, and Tobias, a young man enamored with radio serials and pulp Fiction, receives a puzzling package which leads him on a search for the members of a secret society. In the theater, meanwhile, a group of actors struggle to provide historical context and work with the audience to solve Tobias' Depression-era enigma. Confusion, and much comedy, ensues as both the characters and actors try to untangle this mysterious and thrilling tale for us. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

Cesar L. Baquerizo's A SAFE PLACE WITH YOU Chronicles Dangers of Conversion Therapy
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

'A Safe Place with You' is a LGBTQ Fiction coming out story inspired by the horror true events of Conversion Therapy, an evil 'medical' experiment to 'cure' homosexuality. The pages follows a young man named Tomás Díaz and his group of new found friends forced to be in a clinic to 'cure' their homosexuality as they try to find themselves during an era of heightened ignorance and hatred. (more...)

LOS NUTCRACKERS: A CHRISTMAS CARAJO A Latino Queer Comedic Christmas Play Returns to BAAD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance proudly presents Los Nutcrackers: A Christmas Carajo, written by Charles Rice-Gonzalez and directed by Luis Caballero. This marks the second year that the award-winning director of Off-Broadway hits La Lupe: My Life and My Destiny and DC-7 The Roberto Clemente Story steps in to helm the work. The play interweaves two holiday classics,The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol, and creates a queer, Latino play about a gay couple who go on a psychedelic trip through their lives one Christmas Eve. The play will be presented December 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 16, and 17 at 8pm; Saturday, December 10 at 3pm at BAAD!, 2474 Westchester Avenue in the Westchester Square section of the Bronx. Tickets are $25 with discounts offered for seniors and students.  For reservations call 718-918-2110 or visit BAAD! can be reached by the #6 train to Westchester Square. (more...)

New Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for the development of new work, announces four world-premiere productions for the 2017/2018 season, including the previously-announced Escape to Margaritaville (May/June), featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett and an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia ('My Name Is Earl') and Mike O'Malley ('Survivor's Remorse,' 'Shameless'), directed by La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis). (more...)

DOCTOR WHO's Louise Jameson Makes New York Theatre Debut this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

This December, Louise Jameson, who is best known for her role in the long-running British science Fiction television series "Doctor Who", makes her New York theatre debut in the comedy "My Gay Best Friend" in a strictly limited run from Dec. 1st though Dec. 4th, 2016.  (more...)

Pilot Theatre and York Theatre to Tour Acclaimed Production of E.M.Forster's THE MACHINE STOPS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Following its world premiere run at York Theatre Royal in May, Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal are delighted to announce that their critically acclaimed co-production of Neil Duffield's exciting stage adaptation of E.M. Forster's The Machine Stops is set to tour the UK next year.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Baby One More Time! Watch Clips from BROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stage Tube - Nov 18, 2016

The Broadway Loves series made its eagerly-anticipated return to Feinstein's/54 Below this month with Broadway Loves Britney, a sleek evening of song and dance paying tribute to the princess of pop, Grammy award-winner Britney Spears. Click below and click through the playlist to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

THE WORK OF THE DEAD Wins Cundill Prize in Historical Literature
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

TORONTO, ON - The winner of the 2016 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill was announced tonight at a gala awards dinner held in Toronto. Now in its ninth year, the Cundill Prize is one of the world's most lucrative international awards for a nonFiction book. The Work of the Dead took home the top prize of US$75,000. (more...)

Alley Theatre Announces 2017 Alley All New Festival Titles
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Alley Theatre announced the line-up for the 2017 Alley All New Festival, February 2-12 at the Alley Theatre.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

John G. B. Metcalf has completed his new book 'The Life and Times of Captain John Glen Metcalf and the Buffalo Soldiers': an authentic story of love and loss experienced by the black man struggling to make America a place he can call home. (more...)

Bookworks Celebrates Small Business Saturday & Indies, 11/26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Saturday, November 26, local bookstores around the country will be celebrating Small Business Saturday and Indies First, a national celebration of shopping at small businesses and supporting independent stores and local authors. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre Sets 20th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and former Live Bait Theater Artistic Director Sharon Evans have announced the 20th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, running January 13-29, 2017. (more...)

Maxine Peake, Gemma Jones and Martha Goober to Perform in The Old Vic's Inaugural ONE VOICE Event
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Old Vic today announces the full programme for the inaugural One Voice performance on Saturday 26 November. (more...)

Bruce Springsteen To Narrate Audiobook of Bestselling Memoir BORN TO RUN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Bruce Springsteen will narrate the audio edition of his critically acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling memoir BORN TO RUN. Simon & Schuster Audio will publish the 18-hour-long audiobook on December 6, 2016. (more...)

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Returns to Cardiff for One Week Only
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

After a record-breaking run only nine months ago, the world's greatest rock 'n' roll musical returns!! Back by popular demand, the non-stop party that is The Rocky Horror Show will thrill you once again with its frothy fun and naughty moments. (more...)

Class Act Books Announces November Titles
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

This month Class Act Books presents the first entry in a new Science Fiction/Space Opera series and the sixth novel in a continuing series. 'The Story of a Peace-Loving Man' by Toni V. Sweeney, is the first title in the new Adventures of Sinbad series which begins this month. The initial story, asking the question 'How are Conscientious Objectors treated 300 years in the future?' deals with the story of Allan McAllister, a Paxist or Peace-Lover, and what happens when he protests the Earth's involvement in its first intergalactic war. The series, comprising eight novels, will be released monthly by Class Act Books. Covers will be designed by veteran artist, James Robinson. Ms. Sweeney is a long-standing Class Act Books author, having been first published by the company in 2010. She currently has twenty-eight novels under the Class Act Books logo, including several sequels and a trilogy. She was recently named a professional reader by Netgalley, and when not writing, reviews novels for the New York Journal of Books Online and the Paranormal Romance Guild. Last year, her novel 'NEBRASKA: Walk the Shadow Trail' placed second in the Top Ten Best General Novels of 2015 by the Annual Preditors & Editors Readers Poll. She was also voted one of the Top Ten Authors of 2015 by the same poll. She has also been recognized by the Maryland Romance Writers, and the National Writers Association. The Past Returns is Linda J. Burson's sixth venture in the best-selling Marcy series of romantic suspense novels. A former book editor, Ms. Burson is a Class Act Books debut author, having signed with the company late last year. Her novel, 'Rage,' first in the Marcy series, was voted third in the Top Ten Thrillers of 2015 by the Preditors & Editors Readers Poll for that year. Class Act Books came under new ownership in mid-2013 and is now celebrating its third year as a publisher of all Fiction genres. It proudly includes many award-winning authors and prize-winning titles in its lists. (more...)

June Arrington Wood Releases FALLEN IDOLS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

June Arrington Wood marks her debut in the publishing scene with a Fiction novel featuring 'Fallen Idols' (published by iUniverse). Enthralling, eye-opening and evocative, this tale teaches readers the value of forgiveness and finding what it does when one learns to open their heart to God. (more...)

New Sci-Fi Book, NO MAN'S LAND, is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Mathew Joseph, inspired by indifference in modern day society, brings forwards a science Fiction novel that presents the anthropological observations of two alien beings on a study tour of the earth. In an attempt to study the earth's inhabitants and to understand them better, two alien scientists - John, an experienced traveler and Tomaz, a young one on his first voyage - visit a city in the country of 'No Man's Land' (published by Partridge India). (more...)

Actor's Express to Present Bone-Chilling Production of THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Actor's Express stages Arthur Miller's Tony award-winning play The Crucible January 21 - February 19, 2017. (more...)

Science Fiction Author Jody Lynn Nye Announced As Judge For The Writers Of The Future Contest
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Bestselling author Jody Lynn Nye has been named as a judge in the highly acclaimed L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest, it was announced by Author Services, Inc., the literary agency and administrator of the contest. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christopher Donahue Takes to the Seas and the Stage in Arena Stage's MOBY DICK
by Benjamin Tomchik - Nov 17, 2016

For actor Christopher Donahue, there's something quite sympathetic in the tortured sea captain who's obsessed with capturing the colossal whale. (more...)

Demian Bichir to Star as 'El Pachuco' in ZOOT SUIT at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

International stage and screen star Demian Bichir (Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight,' FX's 'The Bridge,' Showtime's 'Weeds' and Soderbergh's 'Che') is set to play the indelible role of El Pachuco in Center Theatre Group's production of 'Zoot Suit' at the Mark Taper Forum, with previews beginning January 31, opening set for February 12 and performances continuing through March 12, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Controversial Reality Series DUCK DYNASTY to End Following Current Season
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The cast of A&E's long-running and controversial reality series DUCK DYNASTY kicked off its 11th season last night by announcing that the show will end its run following the current season. Watch the announcement below! (more...)

The Huntington Continues Commitment to Play Development with the 2016 BREAKING GROUND FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company's 2016 Breaking Ground festival of new plays will be held December 1 - 4 at the Huntington's home for new work, the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The festival is a vital part of the Huntington's new play development efforts and highlights the work of locally-based Huntington Playwriting Fellows and national writers in partnership with the Huntington. Over the last decade, Breaking Ground plays have gone on to appear at the Huntington as well as theatres in Boston, across the country, and internationally.  (more...)

SPYR Targets Worldwide Audience for Pocket Starships as Asian Market Continues Solid Growth
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016


Carriageworks Unveils 2017 Artistic Program
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Carriageworks Director Lisa Havilah tonight unveiled the 2017 Artistic Program for Australia's leading contemporary multi-arts precinct, continuing Carriageworks' commitment to presenting new Australian and international stories, with 67 projects featuring artists from culturally diverse backgrounds. The program is set to further build upon extraordinary audience growth.   (more...)

Barnes & Noble Announces Black Friday Signed Editions Offering
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation's largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the return of its customer-favorite and largest-of-its-kind Black Friday Signed Editions offering. Starting on Black Friday, November 25, every Barnes & Noble store in the country will feature a selection of autographed copies of books by more than 100 acclaimed authors, available while supplies last. More than a half-million books were signed for Barnes & Noble customers by highly acclaimed authors across many genres and interests. For more information, customers should visit or contact their local Barnes & Noble. (more...)

Kentucky Author Crystal Wilkinson To Receive National Recognition For THE BIRDS OF OPULENCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

University Press of Kentucky author Crystal Wilkinson has been announced as the winner of the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for her novel The Birds of Opulence. Named in honor of one of Louisiana's most beloved storytellers, it serves to recognize rising African-American Fiction writers. (more...)

Roma Downey, Mark Burnett & MGM to Launch Faith & Family Broadcast Entertainment Network Light TV
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Roma Downey, President of LightWorkers Media, a division of MGM and Mark Burnett, President of MGM Television and Digital, in partnership with FOX stations and affiliates, will launch LIGHT TV, a first-ever, 24 hour/7 day per week faith and family broadcast entertainment network in December 2016. (more...)

Investigation Discovery's New Series PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES Reaches Over 4 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Last week, Investigation Discovery (ID) partnered with TLC to simulcast ID's newest breakout hit, PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES. (more...)

Center for Jewish History Celebrates Book Launch of The Forward's HAVE I GOT A STORY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The Forward's published Fiction is an artistic trove. For every Isaac Bashevis Singer – who contributed to the Forward for over 50 years – several important writers, many of them women, remained untranslated and unknown. Now, in “Have I Got a Story for You: More Than a Century of Fiction from the Forward,” 42 Yiddish-language stories are translated for the first time. (more...)

INTO THE LION'S MOUTH Shares FBI Memos and Letters on Pearl Harbor
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Combing through thousands of pages in recently declassified files at the U.S. National Archives and the U.K. National Archives, attorney and author Larry Loftis has collected startling evidence regarding America's entrance into World War II. His recent book, INTO THE LION'S MOUTH, provides FBI memos and letters showing that in August 1941 J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI were not only warned of a surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but given documentary proof. (more...)

The Music Hall Will Welcome the New York Times Bestselling Author and Science Journalist Dava Sobel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

On Wednesday, December 7, The Music Hall will welcome the New York Times bestselling author and science journalist Dava Sobel to its celebrated Writers in the Loft  series.  Ms. Sobel will discuss her latest book, THE GLASS UNIVERSE: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars, in which she recounts the little-known true story of a group of women whose remarkable work over many decades made enormous contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy, and forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe. (more...)

Lionsgate Announces Two Major Film Deals for German-Speaking Market
by Movies News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, today announced that it has reached major deals with two leading distributors for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. (more...)

Recorded Books Wins Six Awards at 2016 Voice Arts Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences (SOVAS) presented Recorded Books, Inc., HighBridge Audio and christianaudio with six awards at the 2016 Voice Arts Awards Gala held November 13 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Phenomenon Reappears In New Brazilian Version By Möeller & Botelho
by Claudio Erlichman - Nov 16, 2016

The Rocky Horror Show is a rare theatrical phenomenon. After debuting in a small room in London's underground circuit in 1973, it became a movie, became a pop icon and never left the stage and movie screens. A true legion of fans helps maintain the aura of the musical, in special exhibitions, meetings and happenings all over the world. Four decades after its launch, Charles Moeller & Claudio Botelho will present their Brazilian version at Teatro Porto Seguro. (more...)

Scoop: DATELINE on NBC - Friday, November 18, 2016
by - Nov 16, 2016

Get all the scoop on DATELINE, airing on NBC on Friday, November 18, 2016! (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Present Jay Presson Allen's TRU
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Palm Beach Dramaworks presents Tru by Jay Presson Allen, opening December 2 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. (more...)

Debut David Cornwall Play WHITE ELEPHANT to Make Bow at Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

WHITE ELEPHANT is a study of contemporary South African malaise, framed by the story of Issy and Ma: a mother and daughter who each seek, in their own peculiar way, to do the impossible and kindle a future from the dying embers of their past. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Today's society is rampant with cultural prophesies and religious proclamations of approaching dire events. Author TC Joseph's newest novel, Penance, gives his spin on how near-term events could unfold by combining some of the most prevalent apocalyptic theories, UFO sightings, New World Order concerns, advances at the CERN supercollider in Switzerland, theories about Nibiru-the hunted Planet X in our solar system, and biblical prophecy. (more...)

by Jenny Minich - Nov 15, 2016

Christmas is a time for family...a time for STRAIGHT WHITE MEN by female playwright Young Jean Lee. (more...)

ASSASSIN'S CREED: HERESY Now Available in Bookstores and Online
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016


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