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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.



Stephen Adly Guirgis, Lynn Nottage, Dave Malloy and Dominique Morisseau Are Signature Theatre's New Resident Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Four award-winning playwrights will join the residency programs at Signature Theatre, the company announced today. (more...)

Everett Quinton & More to Appear in MONEY, LOVE, AND SHAME This February
by Movies News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Once a staple of the popular Yiddish stage, Isaac Zolotarevsky's legendary 1910 melodrama Gelt, Libe, Un Shande will be presented on Monday, February 6th (more...)

SEVEN KEYS TO SURVIVING THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ It's no secret that the majority of people who didn't vote for Donald Trump are having trouble accepting his administration and moving on. In fact, many Americans are seeking medical help for the anxiety they are experiencing due to the change of occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. (more...)

HENRY AND ALICE GO INTO THE WILD American Debut and More Set for Park Square Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Park Square Theatre is gearing up for its next season with world, American and Midwest premieres in a season that will showcase the Twin Cities diversity and talent. (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...)

Photo Coverage: GREAT COMET Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Feb 9, 2017

On Thursday, February 9th, Broadway's Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 celebrated 100 performances at Broadway's Imperial Theatre. The whole cast was on hand to celebrate the occasion and BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture it all. See photos from the backstage celebration below. (more...)

There's Still Time to Sing on the NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Cast Recording!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that though a waitlist is currently in place, the production is working on recording in a larger venue to accommodate as many fans as possible.  (more...)

Photo Flash: MONEY, LOVE, AND SHAME Hits the Stage at YIVO Institute
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Once a staple of the popular Yiddish stage, Isaac Zolotarevsky's legendary 1910 melodrama GELT, LIBE, UN SHANDE was presented this past Monday evening, February 7th at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in a new English translation by writer/director Allen Lewis Rickman under the title MONEY, LOVE, AND SHAME! Scroll down for photos! (more...)

LPTW to Honor Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Liesl Tommy and More at 2017 Awards Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

On Friday, March 31, 2017, The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is pleased to recognize the talents of six outstanding women: Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Lilieana Blain-Cruz, Liesl Tommy, Jess Chayes and Emily Simoness. (more...)

Official: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Cast Recording in the Works; Sign Up to Sing on the Album!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The new Broadway musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 invites fans to be a part of the upcoming original Broadway cast recording. (more...)

HSA Theatre to Present Contemporary Take on Euripides' THE TROJAN WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

HSA Theatre Alliance presents a contemporary take on the classic Greek tragedy by Euripides, The Trojan Women. (more...)

American Premiere of LINDA Announces Digital, Student Rush Policies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

In light of its first performance, LINDA has announced its Digital Rush and Student Rush policies. (more...)

HSA Theatre Alliance Presents THE TROJAN WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

HSA Theatre Alliance presents a contemporary take on the classic Greek tragedy by Euripides, The Trojan Women. Award-winning director and Harlem School of the Arts Artistic Director Alfred Preisser directs the play, which is scheduled to run Friday through Sunday for four weeks, beginning February 24 - March 19 at the HSA Theatre, 645 St. Nicholas Avenue, NYC 10030. (more...)

Cast & Creatives of HAMILTON, GREAT COMET, SWEAT, ANASTASIA and More Set for Drama League's 2017 UpClose Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Drama League has announced its 2017 UpClose and Rough Draft Series, to be held at The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas) in Tribeca. (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary Shocking TICKLED, 2/27
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

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One Night Only! Brilliantly Vile MONEY, LOVE, AND SHAME! with Everett Quinton to Be Presented Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Once a staple of the popular Yiddish stage, Isaac Zolotarevsky's legendary 1910 melodrama GELT, LIBE, UN SHANDE will be presented tonight (Monday) at 7 PM at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in a new English translation by writer/director Allen Lewis Rickman under the title MONEY, LOVE, AND SHAME! This one-night-only event will feature Drama Desk and Obie Award winner Everett Quinton. (more...)

Alison Wright Completes Cast of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Producers Stuart Thompson and Louise Gund have announced the full cast for the Broadway production of the searing new play Sweat. Alison Wright ('The Americans') joins the previously announced cast from the critically acclaimed Public Theater engagement. (more...)

Shakespeare's Battle of the Sexes Is On in GTA's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Beginning appropriately on Valentine's Day, the Gainesville Theatre Alliance invites audiences to the world of Shakespearean comedy and romance in the Italian countryside with Much Ado About Nothing. While witty and fiery Benedick and Beatrice swear never to marry, lovers Claudio and Hero can't find the altar quick enough.  (more...)

MONEY, LOVE, AND SHAME!'s Allen Lewis Rickman to Appear on DAVE'S GONE BY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Once a staple of the popular Yiddish stage, Isaac Zolotarevsky's legendary 1910 melodrama GELT, LIBE, UN SHANDE will be presented this Monday, February 6th at 7 PM at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in a new English translation by writer/director Allen Lewis Rickman under the title MONEY, LOVE, AND SHAME! (more...)

American Premiere of LINDA Opens Tomorrow at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

A friendly reminder! 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), opens tomorrow, Tuesday, February 28 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Performances of the limited engagement began Tuesday February 7. (more...)

Liesl Tommy to Direct PASS OVER at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces acclaimed director Liesl Tommy, who received a Tony nomination for her direction of Eclipsed by Danai Gurira on Broadway, will direct Steppenwolf's world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu. The cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill and Cliff Chamberlain with one remaining role to be announced. (more...)

BWW Review: GREAT EXPECTATIONS at Everyman Theatre - An Ambitious Undertaking
by Charles Shubow - Feb 24, 2017

Charles Dickens gigantic novel put on stage is a challenging experience. (more...)

Quincy Tyler Bernstine Joins Zachary Levi and Ben Shenkman in STAND. UP. at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Michael Kimmel's (Songbird, The Last Goodbye) new play will have its second reading on Monday, February 27th, 2017 at 7:00 PM for a special industry presentation at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street), directed by Michael Berresse ([title of show], Now.Here.This.) and featuring an all-star cast. (more...)

Author Alistair Reynolds Will Join the Company of Chopin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Join The House Theatre of Chicago for a fun and informative conversation before the 8 p.m. performance of Diamond Dogs, this Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. Special guest Alastair Reynolds, UK-based novelist and author of Diamond Dogs, will be joined by adaptor Steve Pickering of the Chicago collective Shanghai Low and Artistic Director of The House Nathan Allen. Hear from Reynolds about his inspirations for creating his 'Revelation Space Universe' where Diamond Dogs is set, and from our Chicago-based artists about shaping this world premiere adaptation. Plus, the Company will surely get Reynolds to talk about his background as an astrophysicist with the European Space Agency - an opportunity not to be missed.  Admission for this one-night-only conversation is free. Tickets to the 8 p.m. performance, and all remaining performances of Diamond Dogs, can be purchased at www.thehousetheatre.com. (more...)

Works by Kimber Lee, Jen Silverman and More on Tap for MTC's Ted Snowdon Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the lineup for this spring's Ted Snowdon Reading Series, formerly titled the Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series. (more...)

Court Theatre Extends Pearl Cleage's BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces the extension of Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage, directed by Ron OJ Parson. Blues for an Alabama Sky now runs through February 19, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

William Ivey Long to be Presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Off-Broadway League today announced details for the 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The 32nd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, beginning at 7:00pm EST. (more...)

BWW Review: HOW TO USE A KNIFE at Unicorn Theater
by Alan Portner - Feb 2, 2017

offers a revealing look into two troubled individuals. (more...)

A Wildly Popular Trashy Melodrama from the Yiddish Theater to be Performed at YIVO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Once a staple of the popular Yiddish stage, Isaac Zolotarevsky's legendary 1910 melodrama Gelt, Libe, Un Shande will be presented on Monday, February 6th at 7 PM at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in a new English translation by writer/director Allen Lewis Rickman under the title MONEY, LOVE, AND SHAME! This one-night-only event will feature two-time Drama Desk Award winner Everett Quinton (The Mystery of Irma Vep, Camille, Natural Born Killers, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella), Samantha Maurice (Much Ado About Nothing, The Grasshopper Way, The Winter's Tale), Allen Lewis Rickman ("Boardwalk Empire," "You Don't Know Jack," A Serious Man, Relatively Speaking), Yelena Shmulenson ("Boardwalk Empire," "Orange is the New Black," "The Knick"), Kevin Sebastian("Blue Bloods," "Bull," Goyband), Jacqueline Sydney (Filmic Achievement, The Prom Queen, Confess), and Kraig Swartz (A Picture of Autumn, Donogoo, So Help Me God!)  MONEY, LOVE, AND SHAME! will be directed by Allen Lewis Rickman, with piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner (25 years as house pianist at Film Forum, where he accompanies classic silent movies with his own scores). (more...)

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY and Kepner's No-Good-Terrible-Very-Bad-Day
by Lauren Gienow - Feb 17, 2017

On last night's episode of GREY'S ANATOMY, what was looking to be Dr. Kepner's no-good-terrible-very-bad-day turned out to be Dr. Minnick's no-good-terrible-very-bad-day. Fittingly, the episode was titled ¬ďIt Only Gets Much Worse¬Ē. (more...)

HAND TO GOD Comes to Philadelphia Theatre Co.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its 2016-2017 season with the Tony-nominated comedy Hand to God by Robert Askins on March 31-April 30.  Directed by Matt Pfeiffer with Robert Smythe as puppet designer and puppet movement director, the all-Philadelphia cast features Grace Gonglewski, Alex Keiper, Aubie Merrylees, Matteo Scammell, and William Zielinski. (more...)

Okieriete Onaodowan Will Host 'GREAT COMET' Night at W Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Come catch an exciting glimpse this Sunday, February 19th, 2017, of upcoming star of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 as he joins his future cast members for an incredible night of song, acoustic music, and laughs. (more...)

Durham's Bartlett Theater to Present CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Bartlett Theater announces complete casting today for CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY by Lynn Nottage. Directed by Karen Dacons-Brock, CRUMBS begins performances on Friday, March 3rd. (more...)

Cast Complete for A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Starring Will Cobbs and Dawn Ursula, at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The 'play that changed American theater forever' (New York Times) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater for the first time ever this spring. (more...)

Check Out Quotables from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 2/6 - 2/10
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' made its broadcast debut from Studio 6B in Rockefeller Center. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents Tom Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces casting for the Chicago premiere of The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard, directed by Charles Newell. The Hard Problemruns March 9 - April 9, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago.  (more...)

'GREAT COMET' to Welcome HAMILTON Star as Josh Groban's Summer Successor
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Okieriete 'Oak' Onaodowan, best known for originating the roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in Hamilton, will join the cast of the new Broadway musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 as 'Pierre' beginning July 3, 2017, starring alongside Denée Benton as 'Natasha.' Click below to watch a fun video introducing the new star! (more...)

BWW Interview: Noah Becker: An Interview with the Interviewer
by Barry Kostrinsky - Feb 14, 2017

Noah Becker has published over 3500 interviews and did hundreds himself with artists, but has the tables turned as I ask this Painter, Founder and Editor-In-Chief at Whitehot magazine questions about his art, writing career and his preferences when compelled to choose between Chinese soups. (more...)

SEA GLASS is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

In MaryEllen Thome's new book, Sea Glass ($13.99, paperback, 9781498496230) readers will learn that just as broken glass on the beach is tumbled and tossed until the pieces are smooth and polished, able to be used to make something beautiful, so God takes the trials of our lives and uses them for our growth and His glory. Sea Glass is Thome's testimony and the story of how God has taken the heartache and tragic circumstances in her life and turned them into things of beauty. (more...)

Peter Kater and R. Carlos Nakai Comes to Boulder Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Peter Kater was born of German parents in the Bavarian City of Munich. At the age of seven, not long after moving to New Jersey, his Mother insisted that he take classical piano lessons. At the age of 18 Peter left New Jersey with his backpack and his music books and hitch-hiked all around the continental US for over a year. He slept in parks and on beaches and roadsides across the country while stopping to play piano at restaurants and lounges for tips and meals. (more...)

Billy McLaughlin to Join Fellow Guitar Virtuoso Stanley Jordan at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

On March 11th at 8:00 p.m., McLaughlin triumphantly returns to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark as a left-handed guitarist -- and with an inspired story about not giving up that has captured audiences and media worldwide. (more...)

The Kavinoky Theatre presents A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The Kavinoky Theatre, a professional theatre on the campus of D'Youville College, continues its 37th season with the production of A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller. (more...)

Tony Winner Frank Langella to Star In Big Screen Adaptation of LAPHAM RISING
by Movies News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Frank Langella will star in a big screen adaptation of Roger Rosenblatt's bestselling novel LAPHAM RISING. Shooting is set to get underway in early spring in the Hamptons. (more...)

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