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Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

Lyric Stage Continues 24th Season with OF THEE I SING!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Lyric Stage continues its 24th season with George and Ira Gershwin, George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind's Pulitzer Prize winning political satire musical OF THEE I SING in concert November 3-6, 2016. (more...)

Official: Tim Key, Paul Ritter & Rufus Sewell to Star in ART at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Full casting is today announced for Art at The Old Vic. Tim Key, Paul Ritter and Rufus Sewell star in Yasmina Reza's dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance. One of the most acclaimed plays of recent times, Art premiered in London twenty years ago and went on to become a phenomenon. Director Matthew Warchus reunites the original creative team. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Sets 15th Annual PAGE TO STAGE New Play Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

The Kennedy Center hosts its 15th annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival from Today, September 3 to Monday, September 5, 2016, featuring more than 50 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. (more...)

BWW Review: ASSASSINS Musically Explores the Minds of Those Who Attempted to Assassinate the President of the United States
by Shari Barrett - Sep 28, 2016

The great genius of contemporary musical theater, creator of Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods and Company, Stephen Sondheim leads audiences on a tuneful revue of presidential assassins and would-be killers from John Wilkes Booth to John Hinckley. The performance is guided by the Proprietor (brilliantly portrayed by Will Shure) who takes you through a most unusual musical history lesson in the form of a carnival game called "Shoot the Prez - Win a Prize" during which the sounds of each era accompany riveting portrayals of history's most impassioned and deranged. Thought-provoking and darkly delightful, ASSASSINS won five Tony Awards in its first revival on Broadway and remains one of the most controversial Broadway musicals ever written. (more...)

Georgia History Professor to Chat Edgar Allan Poe at Marquette
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

???????Stephen Berry, a University of Georgia history professor, will discuss Edgar Allan Poe at the annual Frank L. Klement Lecture on Monday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Beamier Suites BC of the Raynor Memorial Library. (more...)

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Watches Debate With Abraham Lincoln's Ghost!
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Presidential politics may have changed since Honest Abe's day, but the debates are still as vicious as ever! In the clip below, LATE SHOW host Stephen Colbert watches the debate with the ghost of Abraham Lincoln! (more...)

NBC Thrilling Dramas TIMELESS, EMERALD CITY & More Heading to New York Comic Con
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

NBC and Universal Television will be heading to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con with three thrilling dramas: “Timeless,” which premieres Monday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m.; “Emerald City,” which launches with a special two-hour event at 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6; and “Midnight, Texas,” which will begin later in midseason. (more...)

'World's Largest Car & Toy Auction' Starts Sept. 29 at J. Levine Auction & Appraisal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

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Ford's to Offer Free First Preview for COME FROM AWAY and More This Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society announced it is partnering with TodayTix on a new Free First Preview initiative that will give away tickets to the first preview performance for all mainstage productions. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Extends in D.C. Before Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society announced today that the new Irene Sankoff and David Hein musical 'Come From Away,' based on the heart-warming true story of how a small Canadian town cared for 6,579 airline passengers stranded in Newfoundland after 9/11, has extended due to popular demand. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (more...)

BWW Review: Sharp And Snazzy HOLIDAY INN Is An Irving Berlin Bonanza
by Michael Dale - Oct 7, 2016

It's been said that Irving Berlin was no fan of big musical spectacles, which is why he stopped writing songs for the ZIEGFELD FOLLIES and had the intimate Music Box Theatre built so that his work could be framed by smart revues that emphasized music and lyrics over glitz and showgirls. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln' Episode of TIMELESS on NBC
by - Oct 4, 2016

On the next episode of the new NBC drama series TIMELESS titled "The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln" - Lucy (Abigail Spencer), Wyatt (Matt Lanter), and Rufus (Malcolm Barrett) chase terrorist Garcia Flynn (Goran Višnjic) to the night of Lincoln's assassination (more...)

Des Moines Performing Arts Announces 60 Schools to Participate in the Iowa High School Musical Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Des Moines Performing Arts is thrilled to announce that 60 schools will participate in this year's Iowa High School Musical Awards, nearly double last year's number. A statewide initiative, the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards is a yearlong education program that celebrates the extraordinary achievements of young musical theater artists. The program has continued to grow by leaps and bounds since nine schools first participated during its inaugural year in 2012. (more...)

Comedy Central Announces Live Late Night Election Night Coverage
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Comedy Central has a yuuggeeee plethora of politically-themed programming slated for the 2016 Presidential Election highlighted by an all-LIVE Late Night Election Night featuring a special, one-hour telecast of 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah' airing LIVE on both coasts (more...)

VIDEO: Ghost of Abraham Lincoln Shares His Thoughts on Donald Trump!
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Hillary Clinton may not be responding to Donald Trump anymore, but the ghost of Honest Abe has a few thoughts. (more...)

About Face Theatre Presents THE TEMPERAMENTALS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

About Face Theatre is pleased to continue its 2016-17 Season with the Chicago premiere of THE TEMPERAMENTALS, Jon Maran's Off-Broadway hit about America's first LGBT rights organization. Directed by Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff, THE TEMPERAMENTALS will play January 13 - February 18, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 14, 2016 at aboutfacetheatre.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening isThursday, January 19 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Recap: Chat LIVE as We Recap TIMELESS 10/17 at 10pm ET
by Courtney Henley - Oct 17, 2016

The Hindenburg. Abraham Lincoln's assassination. And now, Rat Pack-era Las Vegas. Our favorite trio on TIMELESS is certainly making their rounds. We're still not sure why Flynn is targeting these specific historical events: aside from Lucy, no one else's timeline has been obviously altered just yet. What we do know is that Connor Mason is up to no good and that he is somehow connected to the mysterious Rittenhouse group. (more...)

THE ANIMATRONICANS to Open Next Month at The Footlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

On the heels of a sold out run at the Orlando Fringe Festival, Jeff Jones' award winning comedy centered on the lives of four theme park animatronic characters living together in a home off property from the parks opens at the Footlight Theatre at the Parliament House on November 4. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Launches ARTISTS IN THE SCHOOLS: MUSIC MATTERS Pilot Program at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Continuing its commitment to underserved youth in the North Bay, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) has launched a new pilot program of its arts-integrated classroom learning initiative, Artists in the Schools, which has been a key component of The Center's Education Through the Arts programs for more than 14 years.  With Artists in the Schools: Music Matters, The Center is seeking to make a deeper impact on participating students by providing focused instruction over a longer period of time, and applying those new skills to core subjects in the classroom. (more...)

BWW Recap: It's Showtime with Honest Abe on TIMELESS
by Courtney Henley - Oct 11, 2016

Last week's premiere of TIMELESS started off the season with a bang. (Ha, see what I did there? Because the Hindenburg blew up?!) This week's journey takes us to Ford's Theater, April 14, 1865. If that date sounds familiar to you, it should: it's the date President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated while enjoying a performance of Our American Cousin. Although Flynn's motives for wanting to go back and alter these specific events in history is still unclear, last week's premiere showed us that every change Flynn makes, big or small, can dramatically impact the course of history.  (more...)

BWW Review: Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS at freeFall Theatre is Darkly Funny & Terrifyingly Timely
by Peter Nason - Oct 10, 2016

One of the darkest musicals ever gets an A+ treatment at freeFall, thanks to an outstanding cast and director. (more...)

Innovative Futuri Media 'Rate the Debate' Feature Provides Exclusive Insight into Audience Sentiment During Presidential Debate
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

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Photo Coverage: First look at Evolution Theatre Company's ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS A F*GG*T
by Jerri Shafer - Nov 9, 2016

The story of seventeen year old Cal and his quest to prove the secret sexual history of Mr. Lincoln. Along the way there is convincing evidence, time travel, a road trip to the nation's capital, budding high-school romance, a crazy Mary Todd and sex in a stove-pipe hat. (more...)

BWW Review: Athol Fugard's 'MASTER HAROLD'... AND THE BOYS Has, Sadly, Not Lost Its Relevance
by Michael Dale - Nov 9, 2016

The subject of sensitive, well-intentioned white people growing up unaware of their own privilege has been receiving more and more attention in American, but back in 1982, South African playwright Athol Fugard approached the issue as experienced in his apartheid-infested homeland. (more...)

About Face Theatre's Reimagined I AM MY OWN WIFE Comes to Theater Wit This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

About Face Theatre will launch its 2016-17 Season with a reimagining of Doug Wright's I AM MY OWN WIFE, the Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Lambda Literary Award-winning play first developed at AFT back in 2003. (more...)

THE ANIMATRONICANS to Open Next Month at The Footlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

On the heels of a sold out run at the Orlando Fringe Festival, Jeff Jones' award winning comedy centered on the lives of four theme park animatronic characters living together in a home off property from the parks opens at the Footlight Theatre at the Parliament House on November 4. (more...)

Mason Holdings Presents HOLIDAY HOUSE: CHRISTMAS BENDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The latest theatrical experience from Mason Holdings is Holiday House: Christmas Bends, the story of an oddly ageless child who returns to the many Christmas' of her past (and includes a pre-show holiday party with glug, Christmas cookies and Santa). (more...)

Mason Holdings to Present HOLIDAY HOUSE: CHRISTMAS BENDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The latest theatrical experience from Mason Holdings is Holiday House: Christmas Bends, the story of an oddly ageless child who returns to the many Christmas' of her past (and includes a pre-show holiday party with glug, Christmas cookies and Santa). (more...)

HOLIDAY HOUSE: CHRISTMAS BENDS at Fourth Street Theatre this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The latest theatrical experience from Mason Holdings is Holiday House: Christmas Bends, the story of an oddly ageless child who returns to the many Christmas' of her past (and includes a pre-show holiday party with glug, Christmas cookies and Santa). (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes the Rare NewsieCat Aaron J. Albano
by Broadwaysted - Nov 2, 2016

This week on Broadwaysted we are so happy to sit down with #SuperFriendOfTheShow Aaron J Albano! We pour out some pinot noir (this time with the help of Aaron's fancy aerator) and discuss Aaron's versatile Broadway career--including his current experiences in the revival of CATS! (meow!) (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

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by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

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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...)

Casting Announced for About Face Theatre's Chicago Premiere of THE TEMPERAMENTALS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

About Face Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of THE TEMPERAMENTALS, Jon Maran's Off-Broadway hit about America's first LGBT rights organization, directed by Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Stephen F. Schmidt
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 16, 2016

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Ensemble Theatre to Present CINDERELLA: AFTER EVER AFTER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

They're back! Cinderella, the stepsisters, and more return to the stage for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's world premiere, family-friendly musical Cinderella: After Ever After, by local playwright Joseph McDonough with lyrics by David Kisor and music by Fitz Patton. (more...)

BWW Interview: Todd Lerew Offers Insight into AMERICA'S SHAKESPEARE: THE BARD GOES WEST
by Ellen Dostal - Nov 14, 2016

Something may be rotten in the state of Denmark but, in Los Angeles, Shakespeare lovers will find all the joy that they can wish when the Library Foundation of Los Angeles opens its newest exhibit: American's Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West on November 17 at the Central Library. The show is a partnership between the Library Foundation, the Los Angeles Public Library, and Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC and will not only offer a look at his incredible legacy worldwide but show how Shakespeare's impact was felt here in California. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society Announces 2016 Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Partner with Food & Friends
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society announced that the company of the 2016 production of A Christmas Carol is partnering withFood & Friends to create a donation drive inspired by the themes of charity in Dickens's holiday classic. Food & Friends is a community organization dedicated to delivering nearly 1 million specialized meals and groceries each year to those with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses. During the curtain calls for performances of A Christmas Carol, the company will collect monetary donations on behalf of the Washington-based non-profit. (more...)

Photo Flash: About Face Theatre Presents I AM MY OWN WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

About Face Theatre is pleased to launch its 2016-17 Season with a reimagining of Doug Wright's I AM MY OWN WIFE, the Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Lambda Literary Award-winning play first developed at AFT back in 2003. Traditionally staged as a one-person play performed by a male actor, Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff's new exploration will feature transgender actress Delia Kropp with three additional actors. I AM MY OWN WIFE will play November 4 - December 10, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at aboutfacetheatre.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere of Kirsten Greenidge's HOW SOFT THE LINING
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 10, 2016

Bad Habit Productions inaugurates their 10th anniversary season with the world premiere of Kirsten Greenidge's HOW SOFT THE LINING, a historically-based play about the unusual relationship between Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress Elizabeth Keckley, a freed slave. Director M. Bevin O'Gara draws strong performances from Bridgette Hayes, Elle Borders, and versatile, diverse ensemble, to tell a story that resonates on many levels in today's political climate. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Craig Wallace
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 10, 2016

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Brave New World Rep to Bring Full Production of THE PLANTATION to Governors Island
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Brooklyn's acclaimed Brave New World Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of The Plantation, a bold new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard set in 1870 Virginia after emancipation and the civil war, but before the onset of Jim Crow. (more...)

Axis Communications to Provide Video Surveillance to Protect National Historic Landmark
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

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About Face Theatre's Reimagined I AM MY OWN WIFE Comes to Theater Wit This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

About Face Theatre will launch its 2016-17 Season with a reimagining of Doug Wright's I AM MY OWN WIFE, the Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Lambda Literary Award-winning play first developed at AFT back in 2003. (more...)

Ford's to Offer Free First Preview for COME FROM AWAY and More This Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society announced it is partnering with TodayTix on a new Free First Preview initiative that will give away tickets to the first preview performance for all mainstage productions. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Sets 15th Annual PAGE TO STAGE New Play Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Kennedy Center hosts its 15th annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival from Saturday, September 3 to Monday, September 5, 2016, featuring more than 50 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. (more...)

New CuriosityStream JFK Documentary Exposes Secrets Behind the Camelot Legend & Birth of the Modern Presidency
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

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SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (more...)

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