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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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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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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