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NCAC Calls for Burnsville, MN City Officials to Apologize for Cancelling Play with 'Mulatto' in Title
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) and the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, two organizations committed to defending creative freedom, are calling on City officials of Burnsville, Minnesota, to make amends for refusing to allow the performance of a play with the word 'mulatto' in the title. (more...)

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents OLIVER!
by Herbert Paine - May 5, 2017

When a gaggle of 25 eminently talented youngsters snakes around the tables of a workhouse dining room to the tune of Food, Glorious Food, it is a sign of things to come in Andy Meyers's production of OLIVER! (on stage through May 21st at Arizona Broadway Theatre): exuberant choreography (Kurtis Overby) and a dynamic song-and-dance ensemble to match. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group presents UNCLE VANYA
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Quintessence Theatre Group concludes its 7th season of progressive classic theatre with Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, in the Philadelphia premiere of a new version by Annie Baker.  All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.  To purchase tickets, visit www.Quintessencetheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Kathy Griffin Fired from CNN's New Year's Eve Special Following Trump Controversy
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2017

Yesterday, Anderson Cooper, Griffin's longtime co-host of CNN's New Years Eve special, said he was 'appalled' by the graphic image, describing it as 'clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.' (more...)

BWW Review: Superb KING LEAR at Avant Bard is Fitting Swan Song for DC Acting Legend Rick Foucheux
by Jeffrey Walker - May 31, 2017

Tom Prewitt, Avant Bard's current artistic director, knew who he wanted to take on this monumental role: Rick Foucheux. A 35-year veteran of stages large and small in the Washington, DC area, Foucheux has played everything from realism to the avant garde; modern and the classics. Capping off his storied career as he is about to leave the limelight to spend time as a grandfather and to travel, Foucheux taking on Lear is a match made in heaven. Effortlessly commanding the stage, Shakespeare's words and the arc of the tragedy seem newly minted in Foucheux's skillful hands. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/23/2017 - 5/30/2017
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Readers Respond to Glenn Close's Stopping SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Alan Henry - May 25, 2017

SUNSET BOULEVARD leading lady Glenn Close continues to make headlines and waves across social media this week, following her Apology for being too ill to perform on Mother's Day via an open letter the entire Broadway community has dubbed 'classy.' (more...)

BWW Review: Spring Gulch Folk Festival Celebrates 31st Season!
by Tory Gates - May 24, 2017

'Smoke from campfires, incense, tobacco and fried foods, along with farm-filtered air set us up for a series of performers that brought voices, songs and what someone once referred to as 'high profile' musicianship.' (more...)


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Billy Bush Breaks Silence on 'Access Hollywood' Tape, Donald Trump & More
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

In a new, sweeping interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Billy Bush speaks for the very first time about the now infamous Donald Trump 'Access Hollywood' tape which contained Donald Trump making crude remarks about women and ultimately led to the firing of Bush from his job on NBC's 'Today.' (more...)

Finalists Announced for Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the 12 finalists for the annual West End Gala for The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and The Stiles + Drewe Prize. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo and Readers Respond to Glenn Close's Public Apology
by Alan Henry - May 20, 2017

Tony Award Winner Cynthia Erivo took to BroadwayWorld.com's Facebook page to respond to Glenn Close's public Apology for missing a performance on Mother's Day due to illness.  (more...)

Eric Haggman Premiers 2017 Summer Reading List
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

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Glenn Close Issues Open Apology for SUNSET BOULEVARD Absence on Mother's Day
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

This evening, Tony Award winner, Glenn Close, took to Facebook to issue and open and heartfelt Apology to audiences at Sunset Boulevard for her absence from the show on Mother's Day. (more...)

BWW Review: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2, AND 3) at Actor's Express
by Amy Zipperer - May 16, 2017

When Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks's Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3) premiered at The Public Theater in New York in 2014, The New York Times called it 'extraordinary' and Huffington Post declared it to be a 'triumphant' work with 'soaring language and provocative debate.' Now Actor's Express is bringing Parks's story to Atlanta audiences under the direction of Martin Damien Wilkins, and this new production, in addition to garnering the  'extraordinary' and 'triumphant' superlatives of its New York predecessor, is both simply rendered and breathtakingly powerful. (more...)

Bravo Digital Greenlights Five New Video Series
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2017

Bravo Media is giving the greenlight to five new original digital series, it was announced today by Lisa Hsia, Executive Vice President, Digital, Bravo & Oxygen Media. The announcement marks the network's commitment to doubling down on short-form digital content and comes on the heels of a record-breaking month and best quarter ever for Bravo Digital (more...)

Xulon Press Announces New Book of Poetry Offering Hope to Broken Souls
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

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NARSOCIETY - THE SOCIAL MEDIA SHAMING MUSICAL to Premiere at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Chris Valenti Enterprises presents NARSOCIETY - THE SOCIAL MEDIA SHAMING MUSICAL at the Hudson Backstage Theater in Hollywood. (more...)

Author Dr. Dorothy McCoy Releases First Novel, 'Return of the English Bulldog'
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

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Nintendo Wins Groundbreaking Copyright Case against Seller of Circumvention Devices
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

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The 160th Anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision: Apology to Be Given
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

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Handsome Ghost Releases Two New Singles; Announce U.S. Headline Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

After a handful of EPs, Handsome Ghost is readying its debut album. Expect introspection spun through Handsome Ghost's unique blend of optimistic pop and take on downtempo singer-songwriter blues. (more...)

Bravo Media Delivers Top Shelf Drama on the Three-Part Reunion of VANDERPUMP RULES
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Bravo Media serves up drama on the rocks with a three-part reunion of “Vanderpump Rules” kicking-off on Monday, April 3 at 8 PM ET/PT. Host Andy Cohen sits down with Lisa Vanderpump and her current and former SUR staff to rehash the season's defining moments. From scandalous hookups and cheating accusations to wild wedding festivities, Jax Taylor, Stassi Schroeder, Scheana Shay, Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, James Kennedy, Katie Maloney, Tom Schwartz, Kristen Doute, and Brittany Catwright hold nothing back as they answer the tough questions. The reunion gets tense when Lala Kent shocks the group with her return and Mike Shayconfronts Scheana for the first time since she filed for divorce. For a sneak peek at the reunion, click here: here http://www.bravotv.com/vanderpump-rules/season-5/videos/your-first-look-at-the-vanderpump-rules-season-5-reunion (more...)

BWW Review: GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS says F*** YOU at Dirt Dogs Theatre Co
by Brett Cullum - Mar 11, 2017

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS stands the test of time because old white men are still jerks and Mamet is a genius at creating dialogue for them. (more...)

JAPAN CUTS 2017 Full Line-Up & Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

JAPAN CUTS, North America's premiere showcase for new Japanese cinema, returns for its 11th installment July 13-23 to serve up a slice of the best and boldest films from Japan never before seen in NYC with special guest filmmakers and stars, post-screening Q&As, parties and more. Boasting a thrilling slate of epic blockbusters, shoestring independents, radical documentaries, mind-bending avant-garde, newly-restored classics and breathtaking animation, Japan Society's renowned summer film festival promises a bounty of cinematic discoveries for film fans and pop culture enthusiasts alike. (more...)

MITF 2017: The Oldest Continuing Theatre Festival in NYC Returns This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

This is an auspicious year for John Chatterton and the Midtown International Theatre Festival. MITF is now the OLDEST CONTINUING THEATRE FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK! John Chatterton has set the gold standard for presenting new and exciting independent theatrical works in NYC. This year's special festival brings more than 100 productions to Manhattan - as well as an astounding number of international works. The 18th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival once again proves itself to be one of the best reasons to stay in New York in July! (more...)

Johnny Depp's Anti-Trump Sentiments Rock Conservatives
by Movies News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Johnny Depp is under fire from conservatives this this week for comments he made joking that he endorsed the assassination of Donald Trump (more...)

Sharon Playhouse Sets Star-Studded Casts for 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Sharon Playhouse has announced complete casting for its 2017 Season. The season kicks off with MINOR CHARACTER: SIX TRANSLATIONS OF UNCLE VANYA, created by New Saloon (Morgan Green, Madeline Wise, and Milo Cramer), followed by FAR AWAY by Caryl Churchill (Love and Information). The season will conclude with a new, intimate chamber production of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN. In a shift that begins this season, Morgan Green (William Shakespeare's Mom) will direct all three productions, showcasing the talents and range of the rising director. (more...)

Andrew St. James LP Premieres at The Wild Honey Pie
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Andrew St. James is happy to announce that The Big Ole Veronica Apology Record (out tomorrow via Island Jar Records) can be heard in its entirety via The Wild Honey Pie. A run of dates in support of the release is currently under way. Just serviced to radio, the record is already in rotation across the country. (more...)

THE GAY NO MORE TELETHON Goes Straight to MITF This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

THE GAY NO MORE TELETHON: THE Apology, featuring book & lyrics by Michael DiGaetano, music by Albin E. Konopka & Michael DiGaetano, and direction by Michael DiGaetano, runs as part of MITF: Summer 2017, playing July 15 - Aug 6, 2017 at The WorkShop Theater, 312 W.36th Street, NYC. (more...)

MADELEINE SAYS SORRY at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Bold, spiteful, and hilarious-Prairie Fire, Please is proud to present Madeleine Says Sorry. Failed actor, Madeleine, loses her big break to a wiener dog-so she attempts to drown it. Now she must apologize not only to the dog, but to all of society. (more...)

Online Petition Calls For Chicago Theatres Not To Invite Sun-Times Critic Hedy Weiss
by Misha Davenport - Jun 14, 2017

The reviews are in and some in the theater community are non-too-pleased with Chicago Sun-Times theater and dance critic Hedy Weiss. (more...)

Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones Responds to Online Petition Against Critic Hedy Weiss
by Misha Davenport - Jun 14, 2017

Chicago Tribune critic Chris Jones responded to BroadwayWorld's request for comment on the story. The statement echoes similar remarks Jones posted to his Facebook page. Here's what Jones had to say via email. (more...)

San Diego Women's Chorus Pride Kick Off Concert #SORRYNOTSORRY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

 The San Diego Women's Chorus kicks-off Pride weekend with its bold and sassy concert #SorryNotSorry on Thursday July 13, 2017 at 7pm at the Irenic in North Park (3090 Polk Avenue). This edgy, fun concert features songs by Kelly Clarkson, P!nk, CeeLo Green, Beyonce, and Gloria Gaynor, as well as Holly Near, The Voice winner Jordan Smith, and country singer Kasey Musgraves. #SorryNotSorry is an uncensored show with adult language, more appropriate for mature teens and adults. Featuring full chorus numbers, along with small ensembles and spoken word performances, #SorryNotSorry is an SDWC show not to miss! (more...)

Photo Flash: Winners Announced for The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles and Drewe Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments have announced the winners of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize. The winners were revealed at the West End Gala held at the No?l Coward Theatre which was hosted by Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe. (more...)

Sondheim Society Student Performer and Stiles & Drewe Prize Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the winners of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize. The winners were revealed at the West End Gala held at the No?l Coward Theatre which was hosted by Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe. (more...)

Scoop: THE GREAT INDOORS on CBS - Today, February 9, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE GREAT INDOORS, airing on CBS today, February 9, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET's New Combinations 2017
by Wesley Doucette - Feb 6, 2017

A review of three works presented at the New York City Ballet's 'New Works' program. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Comedy Theatre
by Victoria Beal - Feb 27, 2017

The Play That Goes Wrong starts subtly with a member of the audience brought up on stage to lend a hand to two hopeless stage technicians, Trevor and Annie. They are setting the stage for a performance of Murder at Haversham Manor by the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society. With fireplace mantles falling down and doors that won't close (and then won't open), we are introduced to the slapstick nature of the show. (more...)


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BWW Review: THE TROJAN WOMEN at Taffety Punk Theatre Company
by Heather Hill - Feb 20, 2017

Riot Grrls, the all-women arm of Taffety Punk Theatre Company, made the brilliant decision to take on THE TROJAN WOMEN, a play written by Euripides and translated into English by Edith Hamilton. Although the play itself is practically as old as time, the story remains jarringly relevant in today's time. It is directed by Kelsey Mesa.  (more...)

Rich Mix to Showcase Vibrant Indie Short Films at Sunday Screenings Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Rich Mix will play host to quarterly film festival Sunday Screenings this February, as Cinema Hades returns to the vibrant independent cinema in the heart of East London with an eclectic line up of exciting new short films. (more...)

Apollo Design CEO Pens Apology After Facebook Posts Cause Boycott
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The CEO of Apollo Design, Joel Nichols, has removed his Facebook page and issued an Apology from the company's official account after his politically motivated posts spurred a boycott by lighting designers, electricians and others. (more...)

BWW Recap: Everyone's Got Secrets on this Week's GREY'S ANATOMY
by Lauren Gienow - Feb 10, 2017

Last night's episode of GREY'S ANATOMY was all about secrets—specifically the deep dark personal secrets that are just too revealing to tell anybody. The episode was aptly titled “None of Your Business”. Several characters navigated romantic, professional and familiar relationships while keeping a secret close to the chest. By the end of the episode, most of those secrets remained unspoken. This might seem frustrating to viewers who just want our favorite characters to open up and share…but at the same time, it is pretty darn realistic. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hershey Area Playhouse presents RABBIT HOLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Hershey Area Playhouse is proud to present the second production of its 2017 season, Rabbit Hole, a story that delves into the complexity of a family navigating deep grief, and learning what it means to live a fruitful life when things fall apart. (more...)

Andrew St. James 'The Big Ole Veronica Apology Record' Out 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Andrew St. James is pleased to announce that his new full length recording The Big Ole Veronica Apology Record will be released June 16th via Island Jar Records. (more...)

2017 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Program Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The tables are turning in 2017 and Adelaide Festival Centre's Adelaide Cabaret Festival invites you to join the revolution and discover the sumptuous offerings in its 2017 program. Discover new venues and old friends and expect to feel upturned, challenged and delighted by incredible performers that could change your world view. (more...)

Eric Haggman Launches Author Spotlight Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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Noor Theatre's 48 HOUR FORUM to Spotlight Middle Eastern Voices
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Noor Theatre is New York's only theatre representing voices of the Middle Eastern diaspora. Noor is often asked to respond to the barrage of news related to the Middle East and beyond. Often, when news breaks, it can take several years before we see something on stage about it. (more...)

VIDEO: United CEO Reveals 'Shame' Over Recent Passenger Incident; Offers Apology
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

On today's GOOD MORNING AMERICA, United CEO Oscar Munoz spoke in an exclusive first interview regarding a recent incident in which a passenger was violently dragged off a plane.   (more...)

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