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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...)

The Trial Begins... Meet the Full Cast of THE CRUCIBLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 31, 2016

The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, opens tonight, March 31, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48 Street. Scroll down to learn more about the full company! (more...)

BWW Review: Seattle Rep's BROWNSVILLE SONG Hits No Good Notes
by Jay Irwin - Mar 31, 2016

It's all well and good to want to shine a spotlight on urban violence and inner city gangs through entertainment (theater, film, TV, etc.). It gets the issues out there in the hopes that something might get changed. But as it's been done time and time before, if you're going tell another one of these kinds of stories then have something new to say and tell it well. Unfortunately the current production at the Seattle Rep, "brownsville song (b-side for tray)" fails in both respects with bad writing, bad direction and bad performances amounting to a show that felt it was important but came across as cliche. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with ECLIPSED Director Liesl Tommy
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 30, 2016

It's only appropriate that Tommy, who's committed to diversity and an int'l perspective in theater, is helming an Africa-set play that's Broadway's first ever whose writer, director and cast are all black women. (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...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Rock Victoria Theatre, 4/8-9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Victoria Theater Association's Projects Unlimited Star Attractions presents the national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, April 8-9, 2016 at the historic Victoria Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at Ticket Center Stage, by calling 937-228-3630, toll-free 888-228-3630 or online at www.ticketcenterstage.com. (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - THE CRUCIBLE's Jenny Jules
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 26, 2016

Today, Jules speaks exclusively with BWW about making her Broadway debut and explains why being in Salem every night can be a 'harrowing experience'! (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Lynn Nottage, Stephen Adly Guirgis Among 2016 American Academy of Arts and Letters Announces Literature Award Winners
by Michael Dale - Mar 23, 2016

The American Academy of Arts and Letters was established in 1898 to 'foster, assist, and sustain an interest in literature, music, and the fine arts.' (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Present Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

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VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jane's Wedding Plans Are Sidetracked on Next JANE THE VIRGIN
by - Mar 22, 2016

On the next episode of The CW's JANE THE VIRGIN titled "Chapter Thirty-Eight" - Jane (Gina Rodriguez) and Michael’s (Brett Dier) wedding plans are side tracked when the Villanueva house is Ruined by a flood. (more...)

BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL Defends the 'Manhunter'
by Nicole Ackman - Mar 21, 2016

On this week's episode of SUPERGIRL, the government is on a manhunt for the Martian Manhunter. After last week's Red Kryptonite incident, Kara needs to find a way to win back the city, Siobhan is furious about losing her job, and J'onn J'onzz is in prison in the DEO. (more...)

BWW Review: Richard Coppinger Gives One of the Year's Best Performances in INHERIT THE WIND at Stageworks
by Peter Nason - Mar 21, 2016

Based on the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925, the show's message in our age of Idiocracy is still quite timely. (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...)

Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Begin March 31 at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present the Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA March 31 - May 1, 2016. ARCADIA is directed by The Nora's Artistic Director, Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, April 4 at 7:30PM. (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...)

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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS West Coast Premiere at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Previews have begun for Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' powerful drama, "Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)." Directed by Jo Bonney, "Father Comes Home" opens April 17 and continues through May 15, 2016, at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Married Couple Dylan & Becky Ann Baker Join Cast of John Doyle-Helmed PEER GYNT at CSC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, today announced that acclaimed actors (and married couple) Becky Ann Baker (currently featured on "Girls") and Dylan Baker (currently featured on "The Americans") have joined the cast of its upcoming production of Henrik Ibsen's PEER GYNT, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who becomes the company's new Artistic Director in July.  (more...)

Cast Announced for Adam Rapp's THE PURPLE LIGHTS OF JOPPA ILLINOIS at Atlantic Theater Compny
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the New York premiere of The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois, written and directed by Obie Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp. (more...)

Tim Daly, Rachael Holmes & More Will Explore Penelope Skinner's THE RUINS OF CIVILIZATION at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Full casting has been announced for for 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).  (more...)

Full Cast Set for UK Premiere of Ayad Akhtar's THE INVISIBLE HAND at Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

?Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre, Indhu Rubasingham, today announces the full cast for the UK premiere of The Invisible Hand - a political thriller from Ayad Akhtar who won the Pulitzer Prize for his play Disgraced which ran at the Bush Theatre in 2013. (more...)

Sandra Oh, Hoon Lee & More Set for Sundance Institute's New MENA Play Development
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Sundance Institute today announced the acting company, dramaturgs and creative advisors participating in its pilot Theatre Lab in the MENA region, including Sandra Oh, Hoon Lee, Deanna Dunagan, Hala Omran and Raeda Taha. The Lab, held in Morocco next month, is part of the Institute's international cultural exchange programs for independent artists and will kick off a new, multi-year commitment to support artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). For the Lab, the Institute will provide promising, fresh voices from the U.S. and MENA region with a rigorous artistic retreat and new opportunities for cross-cultural discovery, artistic reflection and creative experimentation. (more...)

BWW Review: Radvanovsky Completes Donizetti Hat Trick with Potent DEVEREUX at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 1, 2016

¬ďThe Tudor Trilogy¬Ē --putting together Donizetti's ANNA BOLENA, MARIA STUARDA and ROBERTO DEVEREUX--was fabricated to light Beverly Sills' fire as ¬ďAmerica's Queen of Opera¬Ē at the old New York City Opera. This season, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky was charged with bringing the trio of operas to the Met for the first time and, in completing this hat trick, she proved herself opera royalty indeed. (more...)

The Value of Values - Why Ello matters today more than ever
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

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