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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.


Photo Flash: SIDEWAYS Opens Tonight at St James Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

The European premiere of Rex Pickett's acclaimed comedy SIDEWAYS opens tonight at St James Theatre, directed by David Grindley, for a limited run until July 9. The cast features Daniel Weyman (Miles), Simon Harrison (Jack), Ellie Piercy (Maya), Beth Cordingly (Terra), Anne Kavanagh(Phyllis/Evelyn), Kirsten Hazel Smith (Rosie/Victoria) and Daniel Barry (Chris/Daryl). (more...)

Just $30 for NYTimes Critics' Pick, MTC's THE RUINS OF CIVILIZATION
by Contests - Broadway - May 31, 2016

THE RUINS OF CIVILIZATION, a new play by Penelope Skinner and directed by Leah C. Gardiner. 'Beautifully realized & remarkably pleasurable!' The New York Times (more...)

BWW Recap: 'Blood of My Blood' Returns on GAME OF THRONES
by Jessica Naftaly - May 30, 2016

We're over halfway done with this season of Game of Thrones, and last night's episode entitled ¬ďBlood of My Blood¬Ē should have probably been called ¬ďHome¬Ē (the title of Episode 2), considering more characters were reconnected with their past, began to discern who they are at the core versus who they are expected to be, as well as some literally returning home. However, we did get our mandatory dragon shot! Finally we found out where Summer's CGI budget went! Subsequently, we did get a lot of general plot development this week! Yay! Things happened! Arya was able to move past her stick training, Sam and Gilly got to their destination, we saw the return of two long gone uncles, and Jaime was forced out of the Kingsguard and into his book location! (more...)

Almeida to Broadcast Rupert Goold's RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, July 21
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Almeida will broadcast Artistic Director Rupert Goold's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to cinemas in the UK and around the world on 21 July. (more...)

YouTube Red Comedies BAD INTERNET & SING IT! Out Now
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

Get ready to laugh at a behind the scenes look at a popular music competition show and a satire about the technology that dominates our daily lives as two, new must-see scripted comedy series BAD INTERNET and SING IT! premiere today on YouTube Red (more...)

BWW Review: Back to School with TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING and STONE SOUP at Playhouse Jr.
by Greg Kerestan - May 25, 2016

The acclaimed university's children's theatre double feature explores the wide variety of possibilities for family entertainment. (more...)

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Explains How Garth Brooks Ruined His Production of ON THE TOWN
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

FULLY COMMITTED star Jesse Tyler Ferguson stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk about playing 40 different characters in the new Broadway play. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'MASTER HAROLD'¬Ö AND THE BOYS at Aurora Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company closes its 24th season with Athol Fugard's (Blood Knot, My Children! My Africa!) modern classic 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys. Former San Jose Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Timothy Near makes her Aurora directing debut with 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys, featuring L. Peter Callender (Breakfast With Mugabe,The Soldier's Tale and Permanent Collection), Adrian Roberts (Breakfast With Mugabe), and Andrew Humann (Shotgun Players, San Francisco Playhouse, Berkeley Playhouse). 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys plays June 17 through July 17 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

The Public's 2016-17 Season to Feature Nia Vardalos, David Byrne's Alex Timbers-Helmed SAINT JOAN, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM with Harvey Fierstein & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's 2016-17 season. (more...)

BWW Review: DEBORAH ZALL Project Illuminates Archetypes at The Graham Studio
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 19, 2016

I longed to see more. One would love to see the Martha Graham Dance Company commission a new from Ms. Zall. Unlike their usual fare, she clearly understands stagecraft and is able to communicate in the language of their founder. It seems to me that all she needs is the opportunity. Denise Vale, the Graham company's Artistic Associate was in the audience. Perhaps she will communicate what a boon it would be to work with Ms. Zall to her colleagues. (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club's THE RUINS OF CIVILIZATION with Tim Daly Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Ruins of Civilization, the new play by award-winning playwright Penelope Skinner (The Village Bike), directed by Obie Award winner Leah C. Gardiner (Born Bad), opens tonight, Wednesday, May 18, at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Review Roundup: THE RUINS OF CIVILIZATION Opens at Manhattan Theatre Club
by Review Roundups - May 18, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of THE RUINS OF CIVILIZATION, the new play by award-winning playwright Penelope Skinner (The Village Bike), directed by Obie Award winner Leah C. Gardiner (Born Bad), opens tonight, May 18, at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club Will Present Penelope Skinner's LINDA in February
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the 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...)

Photo Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates Opening Night of THE PURPLE LIGHTS OF JOPPA ILLINOIS
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 8, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company presents the New York premiere of The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois, written and directed by Obie Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp. The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois features William Apps (Wolf in the River), Connor Barrett(Finer Noble Gases), Susan Heyward (A Trip to Bountiful) and Katherine Reis (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). (more...)

Breaking News: Laura Linney & Cynthia Nixon Will Return to Broadway in THE LITTLE FOXES; Daniel Sullivan Set to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced that Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon will star in Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Tonic Theatre Honours Women in Theatre with TONIC CELEBRATES
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

Tonic Theatre today announces the inaugural Tonic Celebrates event which is a new initiative for the company celebrating the achievements of inspirational women in theatre. For the first event on 22 June at Ambassadors Theatre, Tonic Theatre's Director Lucy Kerbel will be in conversation with multi award-winning lighting designer Paule Constable, Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre Indhu Rubasingham, and playwright Jessica Swale. Tickets for the event start from just £5 (0207 395 5405/www.theambassadorstheatre.co.uk). (more...)

2016 Tony-Award Nominated Best Play ECLIPSED Will Have West Coast Premiere Engagement at The Curran Next Spring
by Louisa Brady - Jun 5, 2016

Playwright Danai Gurira and director Liesl Tommy joined the cast of Broadway's Eclipsed tonight where she surprised the audience during the curtain call and announced plans for Carole Shorenstein Hays to bring the Tony Award-nominated play to the Curran for a limited engagement next spring. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, the most iconic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, along with Wally Hays (Deputy Director of the Curran) were there for the announcement and dedicated the evening's performance to two of the abducted and still missing 218 schoolgirls of Chikbok, Northern Nigeria, and abducted girls all around the world, as part of the show's ongoing series of dedications that was launched by U2 lead singer Bono and Ms. Gurira last month. (more...)

Photo Flash: INTIMATE APPAREL at Vintage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Vintage Theatre presents 'Intimate Apparel," June3 - July 10 (more...)

Auburn to Release New Album 'Love & Promises'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Americana music ensemble Auburn featuring Liz Lenten will be releasing their 5th¬†album ¬ďLove & Promises¬Ē on¬†June 17th 2016! The new album was mainly written in the mountains of eastern Crete last year, in a flurry of outpouring! As always with Liz Lenten's prolific songwriting, themes cover the usual range of reflections of emotions and situations ¬Ė from love, loss, uncertainty and yearning to lucid dreaming, frustrating teenagers, imaginary lovers, and the sorry sad state of the world¬Ö. Remarkably it's pretty upbeat mostly actually....honest! (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival to Launch 2016 Season with THE ROSE TATTOO and COST OF LIVING This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival hosts the opening night for its first two shows of the 2016 Season this Saturday, July 2nd at 8:00pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Company Gets Centered in Rehearsal!
by Walter McBride - Jun 29, 2016

Small Mouth Sounds, written by Bess Wohl, will return to New York this summer for a strictly limited engagement. Directed by Obie Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Small Mouth Sounds begins previews for a commercial run at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street) on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 7:30pm, with an official opening night set for Wednesday, July 13, 2016. The limited engagement will run through September 25, 2016. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Welcomes New Literary Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has announced Amrita Ramanan as their new Director of Literary Development and Dramaturgy. She succeeds Lue Morgan Douthit, who has moved into the directorship of the Festival's Play on! program.  (more...)

'LADY DAY' & PECONG Set for Bayou Theatre Company's Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Bayou Theatre Company returns with its third season entitled 'The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Exploring the Complexities of Womanhood'. With a season focused on female-centered stories, the season will open with Lanie Robertson's riveting one woman play with music LADY DAY AT THE EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, followed by PECONG by Steve Carter, a resetting of the myth of Medea. (more...)

Whitney Dineen Pens Book on Postpartum Depression
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

ALBANY, Ore., June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Romantic comedy author Whitney Dineen, did not expect the backlash she's getting from her recent release, Mimi Plus Two. Mimi Plus Two, is the second installment in the Mimi Chronicles, which was preceded by The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan, currently a finalist in the prestigious 2016 RONE Awards. (more...)

Studio Theatre Long Island to Stage New Play About Tennessee & Rose Williams
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

When David Dubin decided to direct a new play about Tennessee Williams and his sister Rose at Studio Theatre Long Island, he didn't have to look far to find a style. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bess Wohl's SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS at Pershing Square Signature Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Producer Eva Price announced the complete cast for the critically acclaimed production of Small Mouth Sounds, written by Bess Wohl, which will return to New York this summer for a strictly limited engagement. Directed by Obie Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Small Mouth Sounds begins previews for a commercial run at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street) on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 7:30pm, with an official opening night set for Wednesday, July 13, 2016. The limited engagement will run through September 25, 2016 (more...)

David Zwirner to Display Francis Al√¿s Exhibit, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

David Zwirner is pleased to present¬†Ciudad Ju√°rez projects, an exhibition of recent works by Francis Al√Ņs, on view at the gallery's London location. This is the artist's third solo presentation at David Zwirner and his first gallery exhibition in London¬†in fifteen years. Over the past three decades, Al√Ņs has become known for his multifaceted practice, which encompasses public actions, installations, videos, paintings, and drawings. This exhibition brings together a group of works made by the artist between 2010 and 2015 in and about Ciudad Ju√°rez, Mexico, a once prosperous border city that in recent years has been devastated by drug-related narco-violence. (more...)

Frank Langella to Miss Final Performance of THE FATHER; Closes Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Frank Langella is ill and will be out for today's 2pm final performance.  The performance will take place as scheduled with Mr. Langella's understudy, Anthony Newfield.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for INSIDE THE BOX at Planet Connections Festivity Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

?INSIDE THE BOX by Cecilia Copeland is set for its first public presentation in the Planet Connections Festivity, with proceeds to benefit Planned Parenthood. (more...)

STAR TREK: REDSHIRT'S LITTLE BOOK OF DOOM is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

In the successful tradition of adult pop culture humor books like Stuck on Star Trek, A Very Klingon Christmas, and the author's own Fun with Kirk and Spock, Star Trek: Redshirt's Little Book of Doom casts a wry, satirical, and reverential eye on one of the most popular and well-loved television and film franchises of all time.  (more...)

Review Roundup: Did TONY Host James Corden Turn the World Upside Down?
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

As ratings pour in for last night's 70th Annual TONY AWARDS, it appears that the James Corden-hosted ceremony was a record-breaking night for both the CBS network and the history of American theater. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2016 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 12th at 8/9c hosted by James Corden. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize. (more...)

The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 10, 2016

From royalty, to rockers; revolutionaries to refugees- check out who's new to the Tony block this year, below! (more...)

The Fader Premieres New Track From Transviolet, 'LA Love'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The FADER premiered a new track from Epic Records artist Transviolet yesterday (more...)

Scoop: BABY DADDY on FREEFORM - Wednesday, July 27, 2016
by - Jul 7, 2016

Get all the scoop on BABY DADDY, airing on FREEFORM on Wednesday, July 27, 2016! (more...)


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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...)

Scoop: SUPERGIRL on THE CW - Monday, August 8, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jul 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on SUPERGIRL, airing on THE CW on Monday, August 8, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: Film & TV Star Jennifer Grey Visits SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Last night, film and television star Jennifer Grey came to see the quietest show in New York City, the hit Ars Nova production of SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, which opened last Wednesday at the Pershing Square Signature Center/Linney Theatre and is playing a limited engagement through September 25th. Scroll down for photos of Grey with the cast! (more...)

Two Weeks to Go Until Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

With only two weeks to go until the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 kicks off, here's a little reminder of the fantastic acts that are heading up to Edinburgh this August:  (more...)

AUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its upcoming 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 15, 2016

Yesterday, Tony and Emmy Award-winning production designer Derek McLane was the recipient of two Outstanding Production Design Emmy Award nominations for NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! and the 2015 ACADEMY AWARDS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Celebrates Opening Night!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 14, 2016

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, written by Bess Wohl, returns to New York this summer for a strictly limited engagement. Directed by Obie Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS officially opened last night, July 13, for a run at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street) through September 25, 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, written by Bess Wohl, returns to New York this summer for a strictly limited engagement. Directed by Obie Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS officially opens tonight, July 13, for a run at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street) through September 25, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Landing Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

David Rainey, Executive Artistic Director of The Landing Theatre Company (LTC), announces the company's sixth season, and first full season in their new venue downtown: Landing Theatre @ the Docks (formerly home of Catastrophic Theatre and DiverseWorks). (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Andrew Ryan
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 12, 2016

We speak to comedian Andrew Ryan about his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Ruined. (more...)

Landing Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

David Rainey, Executive Artistic Director of The Landing Theatre Company (LTC), announces the company's sixth season, and first full season in their new venue downtown: Landing Theatre @ the Docks (formerly home of Catastrophic Theatre and DiverseWorks). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Marisa Tomei, Christopher Abbott & More in THE ROSE TATTOO at Williamstown Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival opens the 2016 Season with Tennessee Williams' Tony Award-winning play, The Rose Tattoo, now playing through July 17. Obie Award-winner Trip Cullman directs Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei in this new production, a new production of this intoxicating comedy, which won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1951. After retreating from the world in grief, widow Serafina (Tomei) revives and rejoins the world when the hot-blooded trucker Alvaro (Christopher Abbott) arrives at her doorstep. Passion, gossip, music and mystery fill the air in this steamy Gulf Coast town, where possibility and promise ignite. Check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Blog: Cheyenne Dalton - How Theatre Helped Me Remodel a House
by Guest Blogger: Cheyenne Dalton - Jul 11, 2016

I just remodeled a house. I know what you're thinking: this article belongs on some HGTV forum about flipping houses with your family. But hear me out. (more...)

NPR's Comedian-Storyteller James Judd Set for 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

From June 29 to July 9, James Judd's one-man show, A Minor Mid-Career Retrospective, will embody dozens of characters from his unforgettable but true experiences as he blends his unique brand of humour with autobiographical stories at the Toronto Fringe Festival. (more...)

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