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Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I (New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street

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In war-torn Congo, Mama Nadi keeps the peace between customers on both sides of the civil war by serving everything from cold beers to warm beds. This shrewd matriarch both protects and profits from the women whose bodies have become battlegrounds ďruinedĒ by the brutality of government soldiers and rebel forces alike. Inspired by interviews conducted in Africa, this searing play is an engrossing and uncommonly human story told with humor and song, revealing the immeasurable loss and hopelessness of war, yet finding affirmation in life and hope.



Pre-Sale Starts Tomorrow for MTC's THE LITTLE FOXES with Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Tickets for Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, directed by Daniel Sullivan, are available to purchase exclusively to American Express Card Members tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1 at 10AM. (more...)

MTC Extends VIETGONE and SELL/BUY/DATE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced that both of Manhattan Theatre Club's critically acclaimed fall productions playing at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street): Vietgone at Stage I and Sell/Buy/Date at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II are extending due to overwhelming demand. (more...)

Andrew Lippa's New Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING, John Doyle-Helmed AS YOU LIKE IT and More Slated for Bay Street Theater's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the three productions planned for the 2017 Mainstage Summer Season. (more...)

Gail O'Grady & Jeff Kober Join CMT Pilot HIS WIVES & DAUGHTERS
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

CMT today announced the addition of Emmy Award¬ģ-nominee Gail O'Grady (¬ďNYPD Blue,¬Ē ¬ďAmerican Dreams¬Ē) and Jeff Kober (¬ďThe Walking Dead,¬Ē ¬ďSons of Anarchy¬Ē) to its cast for the upcoming pilotHIS WIVES & DAUGHTERS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 4, 2016

SWEAT, a new play by Lynn Nottage directed by Kate Whoriskey, just opened last night and is running through Sunday, December 4 at The Public Theater.  (more...)

Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Opens Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The extended New York Premiere of SWEAT by Lynn Nottage officially opens tonight, November 3, at The Public Theater. (more...)

Hunter Foster to Helm NYC Readings of FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD Musical
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Jayne Ackley Lynch Productions today announced staged readings for the new American musical Far From the Madding Crowd, directed by Hunter Foster with choreography by Lorin Latarro. (more...)

Michael Potts, Andre Holland & More Join JITNEY on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean). (more...)

VIETGONE and SELL/BUY/DATE Enter Final Week of Extended, Acclaimed Engagements at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) critically acclaimed, extended fall productions of Veitgone and Sell/Buy/Date at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street) are both entering their final week of performances.  (more...)

Justin Sayre Celebrates New Comedy CD THE GAY AGENDA at UnCabaret in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will celebrate Sayre's debut comed album "The Gay Agenda" with a  special night at UNCABARET at Au Lac (710 West First Street, LA 90012) on Sunday, December 4 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Le Jardin Retrouve Revives Yuri Gutsatz Perfume Tradition
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 27, 2016

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Celebrate the Holidays in the Twilight Zone with Step1 Theatre Project's UNUSUAL CHRISTMAS STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Step1 Theatre Project, a rising star in the indie theater skyline, presents a half-dozen holiday tales ... only if you're celebrating in the Twilight Zone! (more...)

BWW Interview - Miriam Shor Talks SWEAT at The Public; YOUNGER Season 3
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 2, 2016

Today, Miriam Shor speaks exclusively with BWW about returning to the stage and reveals whether she is #TeamCharles or #TeamJosh when it comes to YOUNGER's Season 3 love triangle! (more...)

BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL's Friends are All 'Changing' on this Week's Episode
by Nicole Ackman - Nov 15, 2016

Everyone surrounding Kara -- James, Winn, Alex, Mon-El, and J'onn-- went through a major life change on this week's episode of SUPERGIRL. James and Winn debuted their combined creation of The Guardian, Mon-El dealt with whether he wants to be a hero or not, and J'onn received a threatening blood transfusion. Most poignantly, Alex came out to Kara in a stunning portrayal by Chyler Leigh. Meanwhile, the DEO team battled an alien parasite that proved to be a dangerous match even for Supergirl and the Martian Manhunter. The acting in this episode, especially from Chyler and Jeremy Jordan, was truly some of the best we've seen this season. (more...)

Oxygen to Premiere New True Crime Series HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS, 12/3
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Oxygen Media goes grim for the holidays with the new four-hour event series HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS, premiering Saturday, December 3 at 8pm ET/PT ¬Ė 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

Christine Baranski, Matthew Broderick and More to Appear at MTC's Fall Benefit Honoring Nathan Lane
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, next Monday evening, November 21 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). The event just announced its celebrity lineup! (more...)

BWW Review: Los Angeles Playwright Nathan Wellman Channels Arthur Miller in his World Premiere of MOM'S DEAD at Sacred Fools Theater Company
by George Brietigam - Nov 14, 2016

In DEATH OF A SALESMAN the Loman family found the unattainable American Dream to the source of depression. Here, the Thompson family finds the idea of the perfect family to be the cause of theirs. (more...)

HBO to Debut MARIELA CASTRO'S MARCH: CUBA'S LGBT REVOLUTION, 11/28
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

MARIELA CASTRO'S MARCH: CUBA'S LGBT REVOLUTION follows Castro and her LGBT supporters as they spread their universal message of equality across the country when it debuts MONDAY, NOV. 28 (9:00-9:40 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. (more...)

16th Annual THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway Offers Mobile Rush
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway announced today, in collaboration with the theater ticket app TodayTix, the launch of a mobile Rush for its 16th annual flagship event at American Airlines Theater this upcoming Monday, November 14, 2016. The TodayTix mobile Rush will offer $40 tickets to the event. (more...)

Generali Global Assistance Announces Two-Part Series on Holiday Season Identity Theft
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

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THE ROYALE's Khris Davis, NYC Ballet's Indiana Woodward Top 2017 Clive Barnes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Clive Barnes Foundation announced today, Monday, January 9, 2017, that Khris Davis (The Royale) has won the Seventh Annual Clive Barnes Award for Theater and that Indiana Woodward (New York City Ballet) has won the Seventh Annual Clive Barnes Award for Dance. (more...)

New Jewish Theatre to Stage Poignant, Poetic Story with INTIMATE APPAREL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The New Jewish Theatre continues its 20th Season with the Award-winning Lynn Nottage play, Intimate Apparel from January 26 - February 12. (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

World Premiere of HOW TO USE A KNIFE at Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Will Snider's How to Use a Knife is a world premiere play bursting with energy, secrets and suspense. It isn't easy running a busy restaurant kitchen in New York City, but it may be the last chance Chef George gets to turn his life around. (more...)

Sara Seymour Releases 'Christmas in Suffolk'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

'Christmas in Suffolk': a story of love, secrets, and mystery. 'Christmas in Suffolk' is the creation of published author, Sara Seymour, who lives in Lafayette, Indiana where she works in a daycare and looks for inspiration in the local coffee shop as she sips on iced coffees and writes. (more...)

Josh Collins to Star in New York Premiere of 9 CIRCLES; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture has announced that British actor Josh Collins will make his North American stage debut as Daniel Reeves in the New York Premiere of Bill Cain's compelling and visceral thriller 9 CIRCLES this February. (more...)

New Documentary Series PLAYING BY THE RULES: ETHICS AT WORK Set for THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

PLAYING BY THE RULES: ETHICS AT WORK, a new three-part documentary series, explores the vital role of ethical decision making in contemporary business practices. (more...)

Hail a Cab for August Wilson's JITNEY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A friendly reminder! The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opens tomorrow, today January 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Todrick Hall Dishes On Broadway's KINKY BOOTS & More on Amazon's Style Code Live
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Todrick Hall stopped by Amazon's live stream fashion and beauty show Style Code Live to talk about his starring role in Broadway's KINKY BOOTS, his relationship with RuPaul and working with Queen Bey. Check out highlights from the show below! (more...)

Immersive DRUNKLE VANYA Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

'Drunkle Vanya,' Three Day Hangover's daring adaptation of Chekhov's 'Uncle Vanya,' is extending at Russian Samovar, 256 West 52nd Street, through March 4.  The six-character interactive and immersive production, in which the audience literally melts into the furniture of the decadently appointed Tolstoy Lounge, started an 8-week run on November 10, found its footing, and has now added eight more weeks through March 4.   Adapted and directed by Lori Wolter Hudson, and produced by Three Day Hangover, with Roman Gambourg, Darren Sussman, and Misha von Shats, 'Drunkle Vanya' will open officially on Friday February 3 at 7:30pm. (more...)

THE BIG LEBOWSKI to Screen at Boulder Theater This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

THE BIG LEBOWSKI will screen at Boulder Theater on Friday, February 17, 2017.  (more...)

Gonzo Moose Theatre Company to Welcome UK Tour of THE THING THAT CAME FROM OVER THERE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Gonzo Moose Theatre Company have announced the UK Tour of The Thing That Came From Over There, running January 27th 2017 - April 8th 2017. (more...)

New Adaptation of GREAT EXPECTATIONS Heads to Everyman Theatre's Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Everyman Theatre brings Charles Dickens' classic novel to the stage in a dynamic adaptation by Gale Childs Daly. Hailed as "tight and suspenseful" by the Chicago Tribune, Daly's adaptation of Great Expectations masterfully condenses Dickens 500-page novel into a high-spirited play where only six actors portray more than 35 characters. The show is currently in rehearsal and runs from February 1 through March 5, 2017. (more...)

Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes Tony and Emmy-Winner Derek McLane
by in 1: the podcast - Jan 16, 2017

It's 2017 and we're going to Hollywood! Or at the very least, bridging the gap between theatre and film as we sit down with the man responsible for the look of the Academy Awards, the NBC Live Musicals, and over 35 Broadway shows, it's Scenic Designer Derek McLane! (more...)

National YoungArts Week Showcases Inspiring Theatre and Jazz Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On Tuesday, January 10, the National YoungArts Foundation introduced 20 up-and-coming young actors and 6 jazz musicians to audiences at New World Center in Miami. (more...)

Hannah Yelland to Star in World Premiere of INTELLIGENCE at Arena Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Jacqueline E. Lawton's new political thriller Intelligence makes its world premiere at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Under the direction of Daniella Topol (Round House's Ironbound), Intelligence explores the cost of deception and the consequences of speaking truth to power. Due to popular demand, the production has been extended for one week with eight additional performances and will run February 24-April 9, 2017 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

Casting Announced For Southwark Playhouse's Annual Shakespeare Production For Younger Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

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B.A. Coots Pens GABBY CARE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

When Gabby Rendon's co-worker accuses Gabby of embezzlement, she is forced to resign her position as glorified clerk at a church-affiliated after-school program or face felony charges. Gabby wants nothing more than her safe, if dull, job and life back after her identity is stolen, her only asset mortgaged, her reputation among her peers Ruined and her favorite tuberous begonia brutalized by a thug searching her things for a jump drive that can prove her innocence if only she can unlock it. (more...)

HEISENBERG, Starring Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt, Starts Final Week on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed world premiere of Heisenberg, the new play by Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw, starring Denis Arndt and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker, begins the final week of its sold-out, critically heralded run tonight at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The limited engagement will play its final performance at the Friedman on Sunday, December 11. (more...)

BWW Review: Stageworks Theatre Presents THE GREAT GATSBY
by Peter Nason - Dec 6, 2016

It's a hit and miss production, but Lauren Buglioli and several cast members stand out. (more...)

BREAKING: Josh Groban Extends Run in GREAT COMET, Announces New Block of Tickets!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

It's exciting news for Josh Groban and Great Comet fans alike: audiences will now be able to see the world-renowned performer in the title role of Pierre through July 2nd, 2017. What's more, a new block of tickets have opened up! Groban revealed his extension via Twitter tonight, along with a direct link to the new tickets waiting to be snatched up by fans. Check out the tweet below, and grab a ticket while you can! (more...)

New Documentary PLAYING BY THE RULES Explores Rise & Fall of Enron, Premieres January
by TV News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

To this day, the Enron collapse remains a case study in how quickly bad business ethics can bring down a company. Enron's employees lost billions of dollars in retirement savings as the company's stock rapidly lost value. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents THE ORIGINALIST Opening on Inauguration Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Asolo Rep continues its winter rep season and the fifth and final year of its American Character Project with THE ORIGINALIST, Charles MacArthur Award-winner John Strand's gripping political masterpiece that spotlights the late polarizing judicial titan, Justice Antonin Scalia. (more...)

The New Colony Welcomes New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The New Colony is pleased to welcome nine new Ensemble Members to the company: Fin Coe, Jeffery Owen Freelon Jr., Michael Allen Harris, Kristi Parker-Barnhart, Deanna Reed-Foster, Esteban Reyna, Shariba Rivers, Omer Abbas Salem and Dagoberto Zolio Soto. (more...)

Janie Dee to Star in American Debut of LINDA at Manhattan Theatre Club; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit). (more...)

The House Theatre of Chicago to Stage World Premiere of Sci-Fi Thriller DIAMOND DOGS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The House Theatre of Chicago presents their initial production in 2017, Diamond Dogs, adapted from Alastair Reynolds' science fiction adventure by Althos Low and directed by Artistic Director Nathan Allen, playing at the Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., January 13 - March 5.  (more...)

BWW Review: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at CK Productions
by Melissa Giordano - Dec 14, 2016

The hustle and bustle of the season is in full swing and the - relatively - new Long Island theatre company, CK Productions, excellently delivers an enjoyable holiday production in Meredith Willson's classic Miracle On 34th Street. This musical incarnation runs through December 28th at their new location, Ronkonkoma's Richie Applebaum Theatre, with a wonderful, talented, and spirited cast. (more...)

Inaugural New York Science Fiction Film Festival to Launch in January
by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

We are culture. We are exploration. We are The New York Science Fiction Film Festival. (more...)

VIDEO: 'THE GREAT COMET's Denee Benton Talks Broadway Debut on 'Late Show'
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

On last night's LATE SHOW, Denee Benton talks about receiving rave reviews for her performance in the new Broadway show NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

HB Studio to Host Community Conversations on Race, Racism & Social Equity
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

HB Studio, one of New York's most venerable institutions for theater training and practice, is hosting a series of community conversations on race, racism, and social equity: 'BLIND SPOT: Speaking of Race,' organized and facilitated by actor/educator Russell G. Jones. (more...)

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