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SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Beloved jazz songbird Somi returns with a special new work-in-progress called Dreaming Zenzile, detailing the life of legendary activist and singer Miriam Makeba. Dreaming Zenzile is directed by Liesl Tommy, whose most recent works include Eclipsed (at The Public and on Broadway) and Party People (The Public), and stars Somi.    (more...)

BWW Review: Steppenwolf's World Premiere of THE FUNDAMENTALS Takes A Cheeky, Entertaining Stab at Corporate Culture
by Rachel Weinberg - Nov 25, 2016

Erika Sheffer's witty and laugh-out-loud funny new play THE FUNDAMENTALS paints a bleak portrait of corporate culture within the New York location of a fictitious major hotel chain. Sheffer sets the tongue-in-cheek tone from the initial moments of the play, which opens with an overly polished film emphasizing the staff's important role in optimizing the guest experience. This hilarious, dry wit also extends to the natural and biting dialogue. (more...)

The Museum Of The City Of New York Announces Permanent Exhibition, NY AT ITS CORE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

The Museum of the City of New York presents its greatly anticipated permanent exhibition New York at Its Core. Five years in the making, New York at Its Core is the first-ever museum show to comprehensively interpret and present the compelling story of New York's rise from a striving Dutch village to today's "Capital of the World," a preeminent global city now facing the future in a changing world. (more...)

Photo Flash: WILLY WONKA at Des Moines Community Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the musical, "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka," Dec. 2-18, 2016. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" is sponsored by DuPont Pioneer, with the orchestra sponsored by Ramsey Automotive. Flying Effects are provided by D2 Flying Effects. (more...)

Nicolas Cage Thriller DOG EAT DOG Coming to DVD & Blu-ray This December
by Movies News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

RLJE will release DOG EAT DOG on Dec. 27, 2016 on Blu-ray for an SRP of $29.97 and on DVD for an SRP of $29.96. (more...)

BWW Review: Sierra Madre Revives Their Successful A LITTLE HOUSE CHRISTMAS
by Don Grigware - Nov 21, 2016

Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic book Little House on the Prairie (1932) became famous as an hour-long TV drama in the 70s (1974-1983) starring Michael Landon and featuring Melissa Gilbert in her acting debut as Laura. The books, as well as the TV show, are forever popular. In fact, the TV show runs regularly on cable channel Insp Monday through Friday. Sierra Madre Playhouse and its artistic director Christian Lebano have chosen to bring back James DeVita's stage adaptation of the stories as its holiday presentation, first seen in 2014, A Little House Christmas, skillfully directed by Alison Eliel Kalmus and featuring a delightful cast of 10, is now onstage in its revival of a West Coast premiere, through December 23. (more...)

Cheryl Strayed, FOR COLORED GIRLS, Songwriting Festival and More Slated for The Public's Spring Forum Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The Public Theater has announced the 2017 Spring Public Forum line-up, featuring an exciting series of one-night-only events and expanded audience engagement programming to explore the ideas and themes presented on The Public Theater's stages. (more...)

DM Playhouse to Present WILLY WONKA This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the musical, 'Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka,' Dec. 2-18, 2016. (more...)

Artists Rep's 'A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS' to Celebrate Season of Hope This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre, in collaboration with Staged!, presents A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL CELEBRATION for the holidays. (more...)

Guest Blog: Gary Condes On Absurdism, Nostalgia and LUV at Park Theatre
by Guest Blogger: Gary Condes - Nov 18, 2016

LUV is by Murray Schisgal, best known for writing the screenplay for Tootsie, and it first premiered on Broadway in 1964, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Alan Arkin, Eli Wallach, and Anne Jackson. It won a number of Tony awards and later in the run made a star of Gene Wilder. (more...)

BWW Blog: Sarah Osman - 2016 Reflection: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH (TSOOT 2)
by Guest Blogger: Sarah Osman - Jan 9, 2017

'We've learned. We're learning. And the steps of our journey are marked for us here.' (The Skin of Our Teeth, Act III) (more...)

Up on the Marquee: HELLO, DOLLY!, Starring Bette Midler!
by Walter McBride - Jan 6, 2017

Directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, Hello, Dolly! will begin performances at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street) on March 15, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Presents The Bay Area Premiere of LENI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Can an artist ever be truly "apolitical" if their work serves the ends of powerful political forces? (more...)

Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Friday, January 27, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 5, 2017

Get all the scoop on BLUE BLOODS, airing on CBS on Friday, January 27, 2017! (more...)

Katherine Rundell's LIFE ACCORDING TO SAKI to Make U.S. Debt at 4th Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation is thrilled to announce the US premiere of the critically-acclaimed LIFE ACCORDING TO SAKI, written by Katherine Rundell, based on Hector Hugh Munro (Saki), and directed by Jessica Lazar. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for PROMISES, PROMISES at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

This is the first London production in 20 years of the hit Burt Bacharach/Hal David/Neil Simon Broadway musical Promises, Promises, based on the Billy Wilder film 'The Apartment'. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering the Great Men We Lost in 2016
by Walter McBride - Jan 2, 2017

As we enter the new year, it is important to remember those we have lost in the preceding twelve months. From actors, to directors, to international pop stars, join us as BroadwayWorld remembers all the great men we lost in 2016. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company Hosts Annual Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

This is the tenth year in a row that Elizabeth and Stuart Hodes are hosting a fundraiser in Manhattan for the non-profit East Lynne Theater Company. The date is Sunday, January 29 at 3:00p.m. (more...)

Ring in the New Year at Shawdowbox Live and Backstage Bistro
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

What a year 2016 has been!  It was a year that saw the passing of David Bowie, Prince, Nancy Reagan, Mohammad Ali, Gene Wilder, and Fidel Castro.  The Chicago Cubs won the World Series, NASA's Juno began its orbit around Jupiter, and the Queen of England turned 90.  Pokemon got us walking and politics got us talking (and tweeting).  And, it ain't over 'til it's over! (more...)

Photo Flash: See the Magic of Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA at NextStop Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Each holiday season, NextStop Theatre Company produces a community outreach show featuring a cast of local students who are given the opportunity to work alongside actors, directors, and designers from NextStop's professional company. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Winter Repertory & Festival Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced its full lineup of repertory programs and festivals for the 2017 winter season, featuring a spotlight on Moonlight director Barry Jenkins (more...)

Paramount Theatre to Bring Beauty to Sondheim's Dark Musical SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Some, others, many and bloody well everyone need to strap themselves in for Paramount Theatre's bold new production of Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater to Present ROCKET TO THE MOON This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater has announced its 5th anniversary production, returning to its roots with Clifford Odets' Rocket to the Moon.  (more...)

Freeform to Present 'Moments to Celebrate' Programming Event, Beginning 12/26
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Just because the stockings are empty and the presents are all unwrapped doesn't mean the celebrating is over before the New Year begins. (more...)

Erika Sheffer's THE FUNDAMENTALS World Premiere Extends at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

By popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company extends its acclaimed world premiere production of The Fundamentals by Erika Sheffer and directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov. (more...)

David Cromer to Return to OUR TOWN for the Hypocrites Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

The Hypocrites welcomes David Cromer back to Chicago for a dynamic reading of Our Town. Many of the original 2008 cast returns for this extremely special benefit event. (more...)

Ring in the New Year with LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. (more...)

BWW Review: 16 for 2016 - The Best Shows and Performances of the Year in the Tampa-St. Petersburg Area
by Peter Nason - Dec 27, 2016

We surely needed theatre as a tonic for the horrors that defined 2016; here are the best of the best shows in the Bay Area. (more...)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Leads January's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Dec 25, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a visionary Tennessee Williams revival to Wayne McGregor and a Dahl musical adaptation, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews... (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Today, December 23, 2016
by - Dec 22, 2016

Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on today, December 23, 2016! (more...)

ABC's 20/20 to Profile Lives of Legends & Notorious Figures Who Passed Away in 2016
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

During 2016 the world lost many legends, entertainers, newsmakers and political figures who changed lives, industries and the course of history. (more...)

Stella Adler Studio Announces Actor Warrior Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater, the professional wing of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting New York City, is proud to announce its first 2017 offering. (more...)

The 2017 Gloucester Stage Season is Here!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Announcing the 2017 Gloucester Stage Season!  (more...)

World Premiere, Return of Lindsay Crouse and More Set for Gloucester Stage Company's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company Artistic Director, Robert Walsh, recently announced the six-play lineup for Gloucester Stage's 38th Season of professional theater in Gloucester, Massachusetts. (more...)

Darkly Comic Corporate Thriller IDEATION Comes to City Lights
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Part dark comedy and part psychological thriller, Ideation takes us behind the closed doors of our corporate world, where motivations get murky and ethics are ambiguous. When a group of consultants come together to work on a mysterious project, they start to question the endeavor's true goals-and each other. Amidst office jargon and whiteboard scribbling that strike a familiar chord in Silicon Valley, Ideation mixes gripping suspense with sharp humor. (more...)

City Lights Launches LIGHTS UP! A Three-Day Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Mark your calendars: City Lights is planning a new festival of fresh theater for April 28-30, 2017. 'Lights Up! Three Days of New Plays' will introduce theatergoers to exciting new voices in the Bay Area playwriting scene, presenting full-length and one-act plays, and a series of shorts. (more...)

Bette Midler Talks HELLO DOLLY! Broadway Revival: 'It's A Tall Order!'
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

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Gwen Hall Pens 'Las Vegas/Online Dating (Swipe left)'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Hall's electrifying tale follows Harper, an attractive but overworked chef, who's struggling to find time for love. Looking at her odds, Harper decides to place her bets on online dating. (more...)

The Jewish Museum And FLSC Announce New York Jewish Film Festival Events, 1/11-24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announce the special events lineup for the 26th annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF), January 11-24, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Sings THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

A new holiday tradition wass born when Broadway Sings The Muppet Christmas Carol took to the stage on Saturday. NJPAC presented a concert version of the music, the magic and the holiday cheer of the Muppets' memorable rendition of the Dickens tale. (more...)

The Jewish Museum and FSLC Announce NYJFF Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announce the special events lineup for the 26th annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF), January 11-24, 2017. Among the oldest and most influential Jewish film festivals worldwide, unique in New York City, and one of the longest running partnerships of two major New York cultural institutions, the NYJFF each year presents the finest narrative and documentary films from around the world that explore the diverse Jewish experience. (more...)

FSLC and The Jewish Museum Announce NYJFF Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announce the special events lineup for the 26th annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF), January 11-24, 2017. (more...)

Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Headed to Steppenwolf This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes internationally acclaimed playwright and director Young Jean Lee this winter as she directs the Chicago premiere of her play, Straight White Men. (more...)

Nicolas Cage Stars in Action Thriller DOG EAT DOG, Available on DVD & Blu-ray 12/27
by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

RLJE will release DOG EAT DOG on Dec. 27, 2016 on Blu-ray for an SRP of $29.97 and on DVD for an SRP of $29.96. (more...)


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Les Bostonades Announces 11th Anniversary Opening Concert, 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

 Les Bostonades presents the opening concert of its 11th Anniversary season on Sunday, January 21, 2017 at 3pm, at Gordon Chapel, Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston MA. This intimate performance features the talents of Les Bostonades' ensemble members Sarah Darling, violin; Michael Unterman, cello; Héloïse Degrugillier, recorder; and Akiko Sato, harpsichord. (more...)

National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts Presents The Second-Year Student Showcases
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts presents The Second-Year Student Showcases. (more...)

Lena North Announce Upcoming Release of WILDER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Wilder's wonderful grandfather is dead, and so is her mother, but Grandpa Willy gives her one final gift in his will - the knowledge that her father is only her step-father. Once she meets Hawker, the scary man who turns out to be her real dad, her life takes an unexpected turn. She finds out about a heritage she never knew she had, and secrets from the past are uncovered as she fights to save her part of the world from destruction. And then there's Mac, with his green eyes and a soft voice that flows through her like sweet honey. He's there to help Wilder when she needs it the most, and as she struggles with how to fit into the group of people around her dad - having Mac in her life becomes more important with every bad thing that happens. 'Wilder' is the first in the Birds of a Feather series and a spin-off from the Dreughan trilogy. It's set in modern time and can be read stand-alone. Book Details: Wilder Birds of a Feather, Book 1 By Lena North Publisher: FAB Publishing Release Date: December 14, 2016 ISBN: 978-9188367082 ASIN: B01MQIYHIX Pages: 343 Genre: YA Paranormal Romance For review copies, author interviews, or more information please contact: Lena North Email: connect@lenanorth.com Website: http://www.lenanorth.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lenanorthbooks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lenanorthbooks/ Promo Link: http://bookbuzz.net/blog/ya-paranormal-romancefantasy/ (more...)

Tim Realbuto's YES Extends Off-Broadway at Manhatten Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2016

Due to popular demand and an extremely positive critical and audience response, Tim Realbuto's two-person drama YES has extended its run at Off-Broadway's Manhattan Repertory Theatre. YES was scheduled to close at the midtown venue on December 3rd, but has added an encore performance on Tuesday, December 20th at 7:00 PM. The special holiday ticket price for the added performance is only $10. (more...)

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