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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.


Ruined - 2009 Off-Broadway Page 6


ActorsNET to Present MEET ME IN ST LOUIS, 12/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

Meet Me in St. Louis - the beloved M.G.M. musical - promises to sparkle this holiday season onstage at the Heritage Center Theatre in Morrisville. (more...)

SHERLOCK's Andrew Scott in Talks for HAMLET at the Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, SHERLOCK star Andrew Scott might take on Shakespeare in the coming year. Baz Bamigboye writes that he is currently in talks to play Hamlet, directed by Robert Icke at the Almeida Theatre- possibly in late 2016-early 2017. (more...)

'Chaos Theory' No. 1 in Satire, No. 2 in General Humor, No. 4 in Science Fiction & Fantasy on Amazon.com
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

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BWW Feature: Happy Thanksgiving! Theatre Families Fight Just Like Yours!
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 26, 2015

Thanksgiving is a time for families to gather together, to share a meal, and to count all of the wonderful blessings that they have received over the past year. That is, of course, unless your family is filled with monsters, ingrates, and malcontents. For BroadwayWorld's readers not fortunate enough to have a loving family, Thanksgiving can be a time of sibling rivalry, domestic disappointments, and turke-time tantrums. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Adds to West End Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2015

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Nick Jones' IMPORTANT HATS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Opens Tonight at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of IMPORTANT HATS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, the new comedy by Emmy Award nominee Nick Jones, directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, opens tonight, November 23, 2015 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...)

Will Swenson & More to Join Christian Camargo in PERICLES Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Theatre for a New Audience, Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director, will present William Shakespeare's Pericles directed by Trevor Nunn, featuring OBIE Award-winner Christian Camargo in the title role and leading a diverse company of twenty-two actors. Pericles marks Mr. Camargo's third Shakespeare title role for Theatre for a New Audience, and the first time not only that Trevor Nunn has directed this play, but the first time he has directed a Shakespeare with a U.S. company.  The production begins previews February 14 and opens February 25 for a scheduled run through March 27 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

Harris Yulin Joins Cast of WP Theater's DEAR ELIZABETH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, announced today that Drama Desk nominee Harris Yulin (Hedda Gabler, Diary of Anne Frank) will return to play Robert Lowell opposite Lortel Award winner Mia Katigbak (Awake and Sing!) as Elizabeth Bishop from November 30 to December 5, 2015 in DEAR ELIZABETH, the inaugural production at the WP's new theatrical home the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway (at 76th Street). (more...)

Margaret Colin, Johanna Day & More Board Arena Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces select cast members for the upcoming 2016 productions of Sweat, The City of Conversation and All the Way. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE's George Takei Responds To Roanoke Mayor's Claim That Interned Japanese-Americans Were A Threat
by Michael Dale - Nov 18, 2015

In defending his choice to refuse asylum to Syrian refugees, Roanoke mayor misstates history. (more...)

2015 Kesselring Prize For Playwriting to be Held This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

The awards ceremony for the prestigious Kesselring Prize for Playwriting will be open to the public when the  prize is presented on Sunday, November 22 at 4 pm at the historic National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in NYC.  The Prize will be awarded to Lucas Hnath for his play THE CHRISTIANS, and excerpts from the play will be performed by members of the cast from the play's recent critically-acclaimed NYC debut at Playwrights Horizons, along with portions other works by Mr. Hnath.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Tonya Pinkins Speaks Up About Responses to Her MOTHER COURAGE Departure- 'No Man Speaks For Me in 2016'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2016

Pinkins has released a statement explaining her decision, and some have responded- including her ex-costar, Michael Potts (Click here to read his full post). Now she's opening up about the whole controversy and more specifically, comments from Potts and company. Read her full piece below: (more...)

Charles Shubow's Picks for Baltimore/Washington's Best Theater of 2015
by Charles Shubow - Jan 8, 2016

It was a remarkable year of theater. (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, January 10, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jan 8, 2016

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, January 10, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SWEAT at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

The new drama SWEAT by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater following a critically-acclaimed debut at Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of a co-commission between the two theaters. The play is directed by Nottage's longtime collaborator Kate Whoriskey and runs January 15-February 21, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. The company just kicked off rehearsals, and BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

New Musical SPEAKEASY to Begin Performances in February at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Theater for the New City presents Speakeasy: John and Jane's Adventures in the Wonderland, a fantastical musical of Prohibition-era NYC queer life written and composed by Danny Ashkenasi. (more...)

ESPN Films to Present Miniseries Event OJ: MADE IN AMERICA & More
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

ESPN Films today announced several new 30 for 30 projects including documentaries on the '85 Chicago Bears and the Duke lacrosse scandal, and the group's first-ever miniseries event, 'OJ: Made in America.' (more...)

THE MIRACLE WORKER and More Set for CSU Fullerton Theatre & Dance Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

THE MIRACLE WORKER, THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR and INTO THE WOODS headline CSU Fullerton's 2016 spring season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Mare Winningham & More to Star in LCT3's World Premiere HER REQUIEM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

  Peter Friedman, Keilly McQuail, Naian Gonzalez Norvind, Robbie Collier Sublett, Joyce Van Patten and Mare Winningham will be featured in the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater world premiere of HER REQUIEM, by Greg Pierce, directed by Kate Whoriskey. HER REQUIEM will begin performances Saturday, February 6, open Monday, February 22, and run for six weeks only through Sunday, March 20 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The gulf between what's said and what isn't is at the heart of the sweet and whimsical comedy The Language Archive by Julia Cho, next up at Bristol Riverside Theatre on January 26-February 14.  Directed by Adam Immerwahr, the ensemble cast features Keith Baker, Irungu Mutu, Jo Twiss, Tiffany Villarin, and Julianna Zinkel. (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...)

Kathryn Erbe & More Join Frank Langella in MTC's THE FATHER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced complete casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming American premiere of The Father, the new play by Moliere Award winner Florian Zeller, in a translation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, God of Carnage), in a new production directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Outside Mullingar, City of Conversation) atMTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The new drama SWEAT by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark) comes toArena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater following a critically-acclaimed debut at Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of a co-commission between the two theaters. The play is directed by Nottage's longtime collaboratorKate Whoriskey and runs January 15-February 21, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Dominique Morisseau, Lynn Nottage, Sarah Burgess & More Among 2015-16 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 1/25/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 25, 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 2016 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...)

SWEAT at Arena Stage - World Premiere Co-Production with Oregon Shakespeare Festival is Riveting Theater
by Charles Shubow - Jan 25, 2016

Playwright Lynn Nottage notches another feather in her cap of outstanding work. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GREY, Trafalgar Studio Two, 20 January 2016
by Liz Cearns - Jan 24, 2016

A moving new adaptation of Wilde's only novel has hit Trafalgar Studios; this thought-provoking, philosophical piece uses only four actors to tell the intricate story of a man and the visual manifestation of his soul. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jackie Burns of IF/THEN at Winspear Opera House
by Kyle Christopher West - Jan 21, 2016

Over the past few years, the theatre community has been quietly buzzing about the stage work of Jackie Burns, the young actress whose credits include Elphaba in Broadway's WICKED, a soloist in the tribe of the 2009 HAIR revival, the original off-Broadway production of ROCK OF AGES, and most recently, as standby to IDINA MENZEL (WICKED, RENT) in the 2013 Broadway musical IF/THEN. This week, during her lunch break from rehearsals in New York City, Jackie sat down to chat with me about revisiting the show, and the pressure of stepping in for the FROZEN star. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant, Marin Ireland & More to Lead Reading of New Winter Miller Play SPARE RIB
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

On January 22nd at 6:30 PM, the anniversary of Roe V. Wade, playwright Winter Miller will be hosting an 'abortion extravaganza' reading of her new play, SPARE RIB, as part of a nationwide series of events in conjunction with #ShoutYourAbortion. (more...)

Epic Pictures Announces Blu-Ray/DVD Release Date for TURBO KID
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Epic Pictures announced today that they will release a special ¬ďUltra Turbo Charged Collector's Edition¬Ē Blu-Ray/DVD set of Turbo Kid on January 25th 2016. (more...)

TURBO KID Gets Blu-Ray/DVD Release Date
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Epic Pictures announced today that they will release a special 'Ultra Turbo Charged Collector's Edition' Blu-Ray/DVD set of Turbo Kid on January 25th 2016. 'Certified Fresh' by Rotten Tomatoes, Turbo Kid premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival to strong critical acclaim and racked up multiple awards on the film festival circuit, including the Midnight Audience Award at 2015's SXSW Film Festival, the Audience Award at the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival, and the Best Feature Audience Award at Fantaspoa 2015. The film was released in August 2015, by Epic Pictures Releasing, Epic Pictures Group's U.S. distribution division. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALL MY SONS at Irish Classical Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Jan 16, 2016

BRILLIANT CAST SHINES IN MILLER'S AMERICAN TRAGEDY (more...)

Sacha Wares Returns To Almeida Theatre to Direct World Premiere of BOY, April 5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Sacha Wares will be returning to Almeida Theatre to direct the world premiere of Leo Butler's new play Boy, after her directorial success with the critically acclaimed production, Game, by Mike Bartlett, in 2015.  Boy will run at the Almeida Theatre from 5 April until 28 May 2016, with press night on 12 April 2016. Director Sacha Wares is joined by a formidable creative team, including two powerhouse contemporary designers, Miriam Buether for set design (Wild Swans, Sucker Punch, My Child, Generations), who worked with Sacha on Game at the Almeida in 2015, and Ultz for costume (Jerusalem, Hobson's Choice, Fallout, Pied Pier), who will be collaborating with Miriam, on design, for the very first time. Further creative credits include movement by Leon Baugh, lighting by Jack Knowles and sound by Gareth Fry. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Very Busy Melissa Errico Talks WHAT ABOUT TODAY?
by Adrienne Onofri - Jan 13, 2016

The Broadway star just released a DVD of her 54 Below show, performed in a holiday musical and at Joe's Pub, and is prepping for BroadwayCon. (more...)

Check Out Quotables from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 1/4 - 1/8
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Below, check out quotables from NBC's 'THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON' January 4 ¬Ė January 8?. (more...)

Russell Simmons to Discuss Open Letter to Donald Trump on NEWS ONE NOW
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Roland S. Martin, host and managing editor of TV ONE'S News One Now, the only daily news show program targeting Black viewers, will host co-founder of Def Jam Records Russell Simmons during today's live broadcast (7-8 a.m. ET). (more...)

BWW Recap: 'The Castle' Collapses on FARGO
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 8, 2015

Anxiety. That is how I felt for over half of episode 9 of FARGO, 'The Castle.' There is so much to discuss, but I can't begin this recap without talking about the UFO! The entire season there have been very small glimpses into there being an alien undertone, but we never had any direction for it. In this episode is the most glaringly obvious indication of it: a giant UFO hovers over the carnage at the motel, distracting Bear long enough for Lou to kill him. However, other than it appearing, there is no explanation to it. It just hovers for 30 seconds and then disappears. I wish I had some interesting observation about the symbolism of the UFO, but I honestly have no idea where showrunner Noah Hawley is going with this. I'm just hoping for an explanation in the finale. (more...)

Read Tonya Pinkins' Full Statement on 'MOTHER COURAGE' Exit: '#BlackPerspectivesMatter'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

As of today, both Tonya Pinkins and director Brian Kulick have commented on the situation. Read Tonya's full statement (which was referenced in an earlier article) below! (more...)

New Musical SPEAKEASY to Receive Reading at TNC Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

The creative team of Speakeasy: John and Jane Allison in the Wonderland, a fantastical musical of Prohibition-era NYC queer life written and composed by Danny Ashkenasi, has announced a free public reading to be held on Monday, December 7th at 7pm as part of Theater for the New City's 'New City, New Blood' Reading Series. Lissa Moira directs a cast of 14, including Camille Atkinson, Torian Brackett, Anne Bragg, Tim Connell*, Chris D'Amico, Darcy Dunn, Rosalie Graziano*, Bevin Bell Hall, Brian Michael Henry*, Brian C. Jones, Rebecca Marquardt, Bri Molloy, Allie Radice*, and Zach Wachter. Music direction by Jonathan Fox Powers. The reading will be held at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Streets) in New York City's East Village. For reservations and more information on the free reading, visit TNC. *Member, AEA. (more...)

Nutritionist Leyla Muedin Offers Five Tips to Stay Well During the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

In her latest article, 'Leyla Weighs In: Stay Well During the Holidays,' Nutritionist Leyla Muedin, MS, RD, CDN of the Hoffman Center for Integrative Medicine in New York details five tips to maintain health and wellness during the holiday season. 'The holidays can be a joyful time spent with loved ones,' says Muedin. 'But they can often be Ruined by the health consequences of holiday excess.' Here are five tips to keep in mind when celebrating with friends and family during the holidays.' 1. Eat right: Sugar, white flour, and factory-made trans fats wreak havoc on the immune and cardiovascular systems. Eliminate them from your diet or at the very least keep your consumption of them to a minimum over the holidays. Eat twice as many vegetables as you do fruits. Drink water, not juice or soda. Keep your intake of alcohol moderate and have a glass of water or seltzer with a twist between rounds of cocktails. 2. Exercise: The prescription is five or more days a week. Give equal time to strength training as you do cardio. Also, step up your cardio routine with high-intensity interval training (HIIT). You can shorten your time on the treadmill by incorporating HIIT. 3. Get enough sleep every night: There's no such thing as 'catching up' on sleep over the weekend. What's lost is lost. The magic number for most is between six and eight hours a night. You should wake up feeling rested and refreshed in the morning. Not getting enough shut-eye suppresses immunity and drives up cortisol. A high cortisol level will thin skin, diminish bone mineral density and keep you in perpetual fat-storage mode. 4. Get some sun: While hard to do outside in colder climates, moderate use of a tanning bed can ensure adequate vitamin D levels. If you don't want the UV exposure from a tanning bed, take a daily supplement of at least 2,000 IU vitamin D3 every day in addition to your multi-vitamin and mineral supplement. Vitamin D is the 'antibiotic' vitamin-especially helpful during cold and flu season. 5. Get happy: We all experience stress in our lives but key to effectively dealing with it is to change our reaction to it. Chronic stress not only wears us down mentally, it also suppresses immunity and propagates inflammation. Exposure to chronic stress can clog arteries. Commit to creating more positive life experiences and remove yourself from toxic situations and people wherever possible. Read the full article on the Intelligent Medicine website. LeylaMuedin, MS, RD, CDN works under Dr. Ronald Hoffman, a pioneering complementary medicine practitioner, Director of the Hoffman Center for Integrative Medicine based in New York City, and host of the popular and long running syndicated weekly radio program and podcast 'Intelligent Medicine.' Muedin appears twice weekly on the 'Intelligent Medicine Podcast' and is a regular contributor to the Intelligent Medicine website. (more...)

Cast Announced for East Coast Debut of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The new drama Sweat by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater following a critically-acclaimed debut at Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of a co-commission between the two theaters. Hailed by The New York Times as an 'extraordinarily moving drama' that 'brims with the kind of ripe, richly imagined life associated with the work of the great August Wilson,' the play is directed by Nottage's longtime collaborator Kate Whoriskey and runs January 15-February 21, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

New Sci-Fi Graphic Novel RED EDEN is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ What if Native Americans were to use their casino wealth to settle Mars and terraform it into a pristine paradise, a 'Red Eden' far from the woes of a Ruined Earth? (more...)

Horse Trade Sets 10th Annual FRIGID Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present the 10th Annual FRIGID Festival at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) andUNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A), February 15-March 6. Founded in 2007, FRIGID New York is an open and uncensored theatre festival that gives artists an opportunity to let their ingenuity thrive in a venue that values freedom of expression and artistic determination. In true support of theatre on the fringe of the mainstream, 100% of box office proceeds will go directly to the artists. FRIGID is here to chill out the New York independent theatre scene's ideas of what a theatre festival can be! (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Play at the Fox Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, will play the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.   (more...)

Christian Conn and More to Lead Michael Kahn-Helmed THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, will be directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/11/2015 - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 11, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS opens this Sunday! (more...)

Full Cast Set for Arena Stage's D.C. Premiere of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Anthony Giardina's Off-Broadway smash hit THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, about a Georgetown political hostess, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Following his direction of the 2014 world premiere at Lincoln Center Theater, Tony Award winner Doug Hughes returns to direct this political drama spanning three decades, from Carter's presidency through the Reagan era and ending with Obama's inauguration. THE CITY OF CONVERSATION runs January 29-March 6, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony-Winning Set Designer Derek McLane Shares Exclusive Details on THE WIZ LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 1, 2015

Today, McLane speaks exclusively to BWW about the magic behind the journey of these beloved characters, as they ease on down the road and onto our TV screens! (more...)

Scoop: SUPERGIRL on CBS - Monday, December 21, 2015
by TV Scoop - Dec 1, 2015

Get all the scoop on SUPERGIRL, airing on CBS on Monday, December 21, 2015! (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces 2016 Spring Season - World Premiere of ELEGY, Revival of FAITH HEALER and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Donmar Warehouse Announces the 2016 Spring Season! (more...)

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