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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.


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Scoop: JANE THE VIRGIN on THE CW - Monday, March 28, 2016
by TV Scoop - Mar 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on JANE THE VIRGIN, airing on THE CW on Monday, March 28, 2016! (more...)

BWW Cooks: The Great Parmesan Scandal of 2016
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 8, 2016

Is your jar of Parmesan cheese adulterated? Why do you even own a jar of Parmesan? What you need to know about your Parmesan cheese. (more...)

Spanish & Latin American Festival ¬°VIVA! to Return to HOME This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

HOME is delighted to announce the return of ¬°VIVA! Spanish & Latin American Festival for its 22nd edition across 18 days of films and events this April. (more...)

NOLLYWOOD DREAMS and More Slated for Manhattan Theatre Club's 2016 Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club just announced the lineup for this spring's Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series, which kicks off next Monday, March 14. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION Brings Raw Emotion to Arena Stage
by Barbara Johnson - Mar 5, 2016

The premise of THE LION is simple and honest: one actor accompanying himself on guitar as he tells his story. The stage is spare, with painted walls, a radiator, a couple of chairs, and six guitars (one electric with an amplifier). It starts out innocently enough as writer and performer Benjamin Scheuer walks onstage in this touring production, dressed in a crisp blue suit and tie, rocker coif hairsprayed in place. As if playing an acoustic set in a small New York City concert venue, Scheuer launches into the opening song, 'Cookie-Tin Banjo,' with a charming smile, singing, 'My father has an old guitar and he plays me folk songs.' Thus begins his detailed coming-of-age story, which he tells in song as he cycles through each guitar. (more...)

VIDEOS: David Hirson, Lynn Nottage and Lynn Ahrens Show Their Support For The Drama Book Shop
by Michael Dale - Mar 3, 2016

After a broken pipe caused water damage and lost inventory, the Broadway community has been coming to the aid of its cherished book shop. (more...)

Casting Announced for BOY - Mohammad Amiri, Ruby Bridle and More; Apr 5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The Almeida Theatre announces the cast for the world premiere of Boy, a new play by Leo Butler, directed by Sacha Wares. The cast is Mohammad Amiri, Osmain Baig, Ruby Bridle, Emilio Doorgasingh, Terina Drayton, Aeran Fitzgerald, Frankie Fox, Ellie Mai Gallagher, Bayleigh Gray, Zainab Hasan, Duramaney Kamara, Asiatu Koroma, Wendy Kweh, Lev Litvinov, Georgie Lord, Angel Loren, Teann McDonnell, Eugenie-Alexia Mulumba, Sarah Niles, Demi Papaminas, Imogen Roberts, Abdul Salis, Morgane Tapia,Peter Temple and Matthew Wellard. Boy will run at the Almeida Theatre from 5 April until 28 May, with a Press Night on 12 April. (more...)

Lynn Nottage, Young Jean Lee, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Receive 2016 PEN Literary Awards
by Michael Dale - Mar 2, 2016

The advocacy organization grants awards for Master American Dramatist, American Playwright in Mid-Career and Emerging American Playwright. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with Director Kate Whoriskey of HER REQUIEM and SWEAT
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 2, 2016

A frequent collaborator with playwright Lynn Nottage, Whoriskey has directed a slew of premieres and revivals around the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' acclaimed drama, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3), opening April 17 and continuing through May 15, 2016, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Previews begin April 5. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Former U.S. Representative Patrick J. Kennedy to be Honored at MHA-NYC Annual Gala; WABC's Bill Ritter to Host
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

On Tuesday April 12th the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC), a national leader in mental health services, advocacy and education will host its annual gala, themed 'The Many Faces of Mental Health.' The gala, at New York's Pierre Hotel, will honor former U.S. Representative Patrick J. Kennedy for his career of leadership and advocacy in support of mental health. (more...)

Ignat Solzhenitsyn to Conduct Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, 4/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

 April 3 & 4, Ignat Solzhenitsyn will conduct The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in two works: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste(1936) by Bela Bartok and Symphony No. 3 in A minor ('Scottish') (1842) by Felix Mendelssohn. (more...)

Zimmerman-Helmed WONDERFUL TOWN, UNCLE VANYA & More Set for Goodman's Expanded 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Artistic Director Robert Falls announces the 2016/2017 Season-his 30th year as "Chicago's most essential director" (Chicago Tribune) and the creative force behind the 92-year old not-for-profit Goodman Theatre, "one of the country's most respected stages" (NPR ). (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY, the heartwarming true story of six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans' journey to fame. (more...)

Hightide Sets 10th Anniversary Festival Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Steven Atkinson, Artistic Director, has today announced HighTide's season of new plays for their 10th anniversary year. (more...)

Discovery Channel to Premiere Season 2 of THE LAST ALASKANS, 4/12
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Hailed by critics and audiences alike and referred to as 'the next evolution in Alaska programming,' THE LAST ALASKANS returns for a second season with eight new episodes on Discovery Channel on Tuesday, April 12 at 10 PM ET/PT (more...)

BWW Review: THE CHUPACABRA CANTINA makes a statement (fun) at VSA North Fourth Arts Center
by Devon Hoffman - Mar 14, 2016

The women of Las Meganenas, a local troupe of storytellers, are showing their latest piece at the VSA North Fourth Arts Center: 'The Chupacabra Cantina,' a galvanizing expose on the imbalanced global structures of power that, like the vampiric Chupacabra of Mexican and Hispanic legend, suck the life out of local communities' shared heritage. (more...)

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company to Present BAD JEWS, 4/30-5/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce the opening of Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews, directed by Hayley Finn. This production runs from April 30th - May 22nd, 2016 at the Highland Park Community Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116.  Individual tickets go on sale March 25th and range in price from $20 - $32. Student and group discounts are available. To order, call (651) 647-4315 or visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org. Press passes are available for performances on Saturday, April 30th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 1st at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Scoop: JANE THE VIRGIN on THE CW - Monday, March 28, 2016
by TV Scoop - Mar 10, 2016

Get all the scoop on JANE THE VIRGIN, airing on THE CW on Monday, March 28, 2016! (more...)

AUDIO CLIP: THE PATRIOTIC TRAITOR's Laurence Fox Apologizes For Scolding Audience Heckler
by Michael Dale - Mar 10, 2016

The actor says the disruptive man in the front row was making the play 'unperformable.' (more...)

Sian Thomas to Replace Francesca Annis as 'Mrs. Fox' in Donmar's WELCOME HOME, CAPTAIN FOX!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Sian Thomas will be taking on the role of Mrs Fox in the Donmar's production of Welcome Home, Captain Fox! replacing Francesca Annis who regrettably has had to withdraw from the production for personal reasons. (more...)

BWW Review: UNDER THE SKIN at Everyman Theatre - A Poignant and Powerful Play
by Charles Shubow - Jan 28, 2016

Playwright Michael Hollinger's play is about love, family, and forgiveness. (more...)

Just $30 to see Mare Winningham in LCT3's Her Requiem
by Contests - Broadway - Feb 9, 2016

Six Weeks Only, All Tickets are $30. Running Now through March 20. Encouraged by her father, seventeen-year-old Caitlin postpones senior year of high school to compose a full-scale requiem under the guidance of a music teacher. But when Caitlin grows increasingly isolated from everyone but her mentor, her mother worries for her well-being. As word of her extraordinary project spreads, their Vermont home becomes a refuge for a community of lost souls, forcing Caitlin's parents to choose between putting an end to their daughter's beautiful creation or allowing it to tear the family apart. (more...)

BWW Recap: You Don't Have to Live Like a Refugee on SHAMELESS
by Jennifer McHugh - Feb 7, 2016

It's official, the Gallagher house is no more. I mean, it still exists, they just don't live there. Let's all give it up for gentrification. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour Coming to North Texas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, will play three performances at the Music Hall at Fair Park on February 27 & 28, 2016, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals Management Group, Inc. The show will make its way to Fort Worth, where it will play for one night only at Bass Performance Hall February 29, 2016, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Wendy Beckett's A BETTER PLACE Heads Off-Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

The Directors Company, in association with Pascal Productions, will present A BETTER PLACE, a new work by playwright Wendy Beckett (Anais Nin: One Of Her Lives, A Charity Case) and directed by Evan Bergman (Love Therapy), will play a limited six-week engagement this spring at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 2/29 - 3/11 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Feb 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY 2/29 - 3/11, airing on NBC (more...)

BWW Review: ANTIGONE PROJECT - A PLAY IN 5 PARTS at Rep Stage in Columbia: Bold and Profound
by Charles Shubow - Feb 25, 2016

Joseph W. Ritsch performs a herculean effort as he directs this complex theatrical experience. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Stage Steinbeck's Stirring Classic, OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Arizona Theatre Company's (ATC) powerhouse season continues with one of the most celebrated works in American literature, John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN, the emotional and stirring account of migrant workers George and Lennie who dream of settling down on a farm where the land stretches forever and the soft rabbits need tending, March 5-26 at the Temple of Music and Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. I. (more...)

West End's WELCOME HOME, CAPTAIN FOX! Will Launch at Donmar Warehouse, Feb. 18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Welcome Home, Captain Fox!, Anthony Weigh's new version of Jean Anouilh's hit 1937 comedy Le Voyageur Sans Bagage, will begin previews at The Donmar Warehouse from Thursday 18 February . The production is directed by Blanche McIntyre, and a cast that includes Michelle Asante, Barnaby Kay, Rory Keenan, Katherine Kingsley, Trevor Laird, Sian Thomas, Danny Webb, Fenella Woolgar and Daniel York. (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre Launches 'Mentor Project 2016' with THE SURGEON AND HER DAUGHTERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Cherry Lane Theatre¬†presents the first production of the company's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2016, Christopher Gabriel Nu√Īez's play THE SURGEON AND HER DAUGHTERS, being presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St.) from tonight, February 24, to March 5, 2016. (more...)

Sterling K. Brown to Reprise Role in 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Center Theatre Group has announced casting for the West Coast premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks' 'Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)' which begins previews April 5, opens April 17 and continues through May 15, 2016, at the Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

Slipstream Announces Production of EASTER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

After an extended run of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, Slipstream is lightening up a bit just in time for spring. The young company is proudly presenting Easter by August Strindberg. One of his lesser known plays, this production delves into the darkness and light of religious allegory. A family unit is publicly Ruined and awaits the "Giant" to come and take away everything they own to pay a very old debt. With characters that remind us of ourselves and of certain Biblical figures, the play gives the audience a chance to rethink the stories they thought they knew, posing thought-provoking questions. What is sanity, and who are we to define it? When we suffer, is someone not suffering more? If a debt is owed, must it not be paid? And, how far can you see with your magnifying eye? (more...)

Mare Winningham & More Lead HER REQUIEM, Premiering at LCT3 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Peter Friedman, Keilly McQuail, Naian Gonzalez Norvind, Robbie Collier Sublett, Joyce Van Patten and Mare Winningham are featured in the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater world premiere of HER REQUIEM, by Greg Pierce, directed by Kate Whoriskey. HER REQUIEM opens tonight, February 22, and runs for six weeks only through Sunday, March 20 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Lynn Nottage Awarded 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize For SWEAT
by Michael Dale - Feb 22, 2016

Nottage's new play is based on interview with residents of Reading, Pennsylvania, which was named the nation's poorest city in 2012, (more...)

Syfy to Explore Dark Side of Social Media in THE INTERNET RUINED MY LIFE, 3/9
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Syfy's new unscripted six-episode series THE INTERNET Ruined MY LIFE premieres Wednesday, March 9 at 10PM ET/PT (more...)

Transviolet Releases 'New Bohemia' Video; Announces SXSW Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Epic Records artist Transviolet's official video for 'New Bohemia,' premiered yesterday on MTV and VEVO and can be seen HERE. (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre Sets Cast of THE SURGEON AND HER DAUGHTERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the first production of the company's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2016, Christopher Gabriel Nu√Īez's play THE SURGEON AND HER DAUGHTERS, being presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St.) from February 24 to March 5, it has been announced by Seri Lawrence and Janio Marrero, MENTOR PROJECTS' Producing Artistic Directors (more...)

DEAD DOG PARK Shifts Opening at 59E59 to Next Wednesday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome the NYC premiere of DEAD DOG PARK, written by Barry Malawer and directed by Eric Tucker. Produced by Boz and the Bard Productions, Inc., Sola Lupa Productions, LLC and Sharon Perl, in association with Bedlam, DEAD DOG PARK begins performances on Thursday, February 11 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6.  Press opening is Wednesday, February 24 at 7:15 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM & 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present THE IRISH CURSE, 2/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Bergen County Players, the pre-eminent community theatre organization in New Jersey, located at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, and winner of NJACT's 2015 Theatre of the Year, presents "The Irish Curse", written by Martin Casella and directed by Ray Yucis, for a limited run on February 27th at 2 pm and 28th at 7 pm. The February 27th performance is already sold out and fewer than 25 seats remain for the performance on February 28th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DEAD DOG PARK at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

59E59 Theaters presents the NYC premiere of DEAD DOG PARK, written by Barry Malawer and directed by Eric Tucker. Produced by Boz and the Bard Productions, Inc., Sola Lupa Productions, LLC and Sharon Perl, in association with Bedlam, DEAD DOG PARK runs now through Sunday, March 6, with a press opening set for Sunday, February 28. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Adam Bock's A LIFE, 'BELLA' Musical Slated for Playwrights Horizons' 2016-17 Season of Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, just announced the six productions of its 2016/2017 Season. The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street. (more...)

BWW Review: CARMEN - An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical at Olney Theatre Center - New Musical Sizzles With Sensuality
by Charles Shubow - Feb 17, 2016

Get your tickets now for what could become the hottest ticket of the 2016 theater season. (more...)

WUTHERING HEIGHTS Tour to Play Riverside Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

As part of its four-month national tour, Emily Bronte's much-loved gothic masterpiece, Wuthering Heights, will storm into Riverside Theatres on 22 and 23 March with its only Sydney performances.  (more...)

Jeff Richmond Will Write Music for FULLY COMMITTED on Broadway; More of the Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Producers Barbara Whitman and Patrick Catullo announced today additions to the creative team for the delicious hit comedy, FULLY COMMITTED, starring five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson as more than 40 outrageous characters. The complete creative team for Fully Committed by Becky Mode, directed by Tony Award nominee Jason Moore, includes scenic design by Tony and Emmy Award winner Derek McLane (Beautiful, 33 Variations), costume design by Sarah Laux (The Humans), lighting design by Tony Award nominee Ben Stanton (Fun Home), sound design by Tony Award winner Darron L West (Peter and the Starcatcher), and original music by Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond ('Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,' '30 Rock'). (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Extends Through February 2017 in London
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Just in time for previews, which start tonight 11 February in the West End, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL has announced an extension through 18 February 2017. The Daily Mail revealed this evening that 200,000 new tickets are now on sale. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Gets Into a London Groove Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Charl Brown (Smokey Robinson) and Sifiso Mazibuko (Marvin Gaye) join Cedric Neal (Berry Gordy) and Lucy St. Louis (Diana Ross) in the West End production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, beginning tonight 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 10, 2016
by - Feb 10, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/1/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 1, 2016

Thus, we are happy to present one of our most popular features: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come (more...)

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