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BWW Interview: Stars Of CityRep's A TUNA CHRISTMAS On The Southern-Fried Charm Of Their Special Holiday Show
by Ronn Burton - Nov 30, 2016

CityRep is bringing back their much-adored show, A Tuna Christmas, to delight Oklahoma City audiences yet again. The stars of the show, Donald Jordan and Jonathan Beck Reed, checked in with BroadwayWorld before one of their rehearsals to share their favorite memories of past productions, the challenges of portraying so many characters in one play, and the heart-warming message of this new Christmas classic. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Other Theatre Company Announces Casting for the Return Holiday Hit BARNEY THE ELF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Other Theatre Company (TOTC) announces the return of the smash hit with a queer twist Barney the Elf, written by company member Bryan Renaud, music arrangements by Jermaine Hill, original direction by Carin Silkaitis, additional direction and choreography by Tommy Rivera-Vega, music direction by Ali Goodman, November 30 - January 1, 2017 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Previews are Tuesday, Nov. 29 and Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. Opening night is Thursday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Additional shows on Tuesday, Dec. 20 and 27, and Wednesday, Dec. 21. No shows on Dec. 24 and 25. Tickets for previews are $20 and for the regular run $25. Tickets are on sale now at theothertheatrecompany.com. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meghan Jones of RAGTIME at Actors' Repertory Theatre Of Simi
by Cary Ginell - Nov 30, 2016

The musical Ragtime, which plays through this Sunday, December 4, at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, is an important work that weaves actual historical personages into the fabric of its three intersecting stories: an upper-class white family, the African American ragtime pianist Coalhouse Walker Jr., and the Latvian immigrant Tateh. Two of the historical characters in the musical had profound impacts on American political history, which have heightened relevance due to the emotionally charged 2016 election, refocusing attention on matters of race, class, and immigration. This weekend, we interviewed the actors portraying anarchist Emma Goldman and educator/orator Booker T. Washington in the show, which will be featured in advance of this weekend's final performances of this essential work of musical theater. (more...)

FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES Season 3 on BD/DVD 2/7
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

This February, home audiences will be whisked deep into the vortex of a culebra underworld on the verge exploding in FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES - SEASON THREE. (more...)

BWW Review: Hollywood Stage Company Slays Hollywood Blvd with Maiden Production of BENT
by George Brietigam - Jan 9, 2017

Hollywood Boulevard's newest theatre troupe is one to keep an eye on. (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Wednesday, January 25, 2017
by - Jan 6, 2017

Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, January 25, 2017! (more...)

Bookworks Albequerque Presents January Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

January brings events to Bookworks that explore transformations, education, social issues like war and charity, and great new literature. (more...)

All-Girl High School Hits the Stage in MR. LONG at FRIGID New York
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The 2017 FRIGID New York Festival presents Mr. Long, written by Manning Jordan and directed by James Wyrwicz at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th St., btw 2nd Ave & Bowery, New York, NY 10003).  (more...)

JACK Presents Brooklyn Gypsies ONE CATCHES LIGHT FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Brooklyn Gypsies presents the second-annual One Catches Light Festival, celebrating new solo work of five writers associated with the company, with stand-up comic Olander 'Big O' Wilson presiding over the evenings. Icarus in the L.E.S. is a kaleidoscopic performance-poem by Nic Adams, with the wax-winged hero chasing his destiny and scouting out the divide between artistic achievement and personal happiness. I Have No Room for the Broken, written by Angela Abreu, is a play about a cascade towards romantic ruin. (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Wednesday, January 25, 2017
by - Jan 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, January 25, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Wednesday, February 1, 2017
by - Jan 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, February 1, 2017! (more...)

C. A. Davidson Launches BIRTHRIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

C. A. Davidson writes of history she has seen for herself, showing the raw power of truth in a world of deceit. Join the heroic young Benjamin in his epic quest for the elusive birthright-key to the very survival of life and liberty. (more...)

Octavia Spencer Named Hasty Pudding Theatrical's Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces Oscar winning actress, OCTAVIA SPENCER as the recipient of its 2017 Woman of the Year Award. (more...)

Pan Asian Rep's INCIDENT AT HIDDEN TEMPLE Playwright Talks Chinese-American Relations, Fake News
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Director of PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE, opens up about Chinese-American relations as the company begins its 40th Milestone Anniversary Season. (more...)

Two NNPN Rolling World Premieres in Conversation in Indianapolis and Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is supporting two plays that reflect on experiences of the Rwandan genocide through its Rolling World Premieres program. How to Use a Knife by Will Snider and Dogs of Rwanda by Sean Christopher Lewis each offer a look into the intersections of identity, truth-telling, and accountability through stories that ask what it means to be human in a world of deep and pervasive ethnic conflict. (more...)

Mardi Gras at New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

New Theatre, in association with the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, is presenting the award-winning comedy THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED by Douglas Carter Beane, playing 7 February to 4 March 2017. (more...)

FLOYD COLLINS, EQUUS and More on Tap for Blank Canvas Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Blank Canvas Theatre is dedicated to inspiring a new love for those new to theatre in the Cleveland community, while providing another quality venue for those who already love the arts. (more...)

Zimmerli Presents INNOVATION AND ABSTRACTION: WOMEN ARTISTS AND ATELIER 17, 1/17-5/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Innovation and Abstraction: Women Artists and Atelier 17, on view at the Zimmerli Art Museum from January 17 to May 31, 2017, examines the formal innovations and burgeoning feminist consciousness of eight artists who worked in the studio's New York location: Louise Bourgeois, Minna Citron, Worden Day, Dorothy Dehner, Sue Fuller, Alice Trumbull Mason, Louise Nevelson, and Anne Ryan. (more...)

BWW Review: Johnny Lee Davenport Measures Up in THURGOOD
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 12, 2017

Johnny Lee Davenport and Director Benny Sato Ambush collaborate for a powerful production of George Stevens, Jr.'s THURGOOD in its area premiere at New Repertory Theatre in Watertown. Together, they create a humanized portrait of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, that is at once relatable and larger-than-life. It is also a reminder that one man can make a difference if he is determined and perseveres. (more...)

Photo Flash: Shattered Globe Presents THE TALL GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to continue its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of Meg Miroshnik's drama THE TALL GIRLS, an ensemble piece about five young women in the 1930s rural Midwest who discover a way to escape their crumbling town - by playing basketball. Directed by Ensemble Member Louis Contey, THE TALL GIRLS will play January 12 - February 25, 2017 at Theater Wit 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150.  (more...)

Native Voices at the Autry Presents FAIRLY TRACEABLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The only Equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to developing and producing new work by Native American artists, Native Voices presents the world premiere of Fairly Traceable by Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee). This production is presented as part of Native Voices' 2016-17 season, themed "Take Back the Land."   (more...)

Scottish Dance Theatre to Present World Premiere of TUTUMCKY Alongside DREAMERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

On Wednesday 4 January Botis Seva arrived in Dundee to start work with Scottish Dance Theatre dancers on his new work TutuMucky which will premiere at Dundee Rep Theatre on Friday 10 February. (more...)

John West Releases 'The Nature of Men and Women, the X and Y Factor, or I Didn't Say It Was Your Fault, I Said I Was Going To Blame You'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

John West returns to the literary limelight with a new book dissecting 'The Nature of Men and Women, the X and Y Factor, or I Didn't Say It Was Your Fault, I Said I Was Going To Blame You' (published by AuthorHouse). Evocative, entertaining and edifying, this guide elaborates on why attraction is not purely a choice, but also involves a subconscious, genetic directive affecting attraction. (more...)

'WOMEN ARTISTS AND ATELIER 17' Exhibition Travels to the Zimmerli
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

New Brunswick, NJ - Innovation and Abstraction: Women Artists and Atelier 17, on view at the Zimmerli Art Museum from January 17 to May 31, 2017, examines the formal innovations and burgeoning feminist consciousness of eight artists who worked in the studio's New York location: Louise Bourgeois, Minna Citron, Worden Day, Dorothy Dehner, Sue Fuller, Alice Trumbull Mason, Louise Nevelson, and Anne Ryan. (more...)

BWW Review: OTHER PEOPLE'S HAPPINESS at TheatreWorks
by Austin McLellan - Jan 10, 2017

Adam Seidel's new play OTHER PEOPLE'S HAPPINESS premiered this weekend at TheatreWorks, and runs through Jan 29. Under the direction of Leah Bray Nichols, this play won the 2015-16 NewWorks@TheWorks Playwriting Competition. (more...)

El Greco Productions Presents FUTURE SEX, INC.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

What does the future hold for sex? The mysterious conglomerate Monocorp fabricates an epidemic condemning intimacy to profit from its "safe" new pseudo-sex product called the Love Light. (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Wednesday, December 28, 2016
by - Dec 8, 2016

Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, December 28, 2016! (more...)

Hollywood Stage Company to Launch with BENT This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The "Hollywood Stage Company" has been launched in Los Angeles as a brand new troupe of regionally-based, seasoned and up-and-coming actors, singers, dancers and stage crew whose goal is to present a series of classic and iconic live theatrical presentations. (more...)

InterAct Theatre Kicks off the New Year with World Premiere of MARCUS/EMMA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

What does it mean to be radical? InterAct Theatre Company presents a vision of two of America's wildest activist leaders, Marcus Garvey and Emma Goldman, in Mary Tuomanen's poignant, twisted, and darkly funny MARCUS/EMMA.  This gripping play could not be more relevant, challenging the audience to relate Garvey's and Goldman's subversive ideas surrounding tensions of race, gender, sexuality, culture, capitalism and socialism to our current political climate.  Tuomanen's voice is fresh and exciting -- a luminary in Philadelphia's arts scene, she was recently rated Best Theatre Talent 2015, by Philadelphia Magazine. (more...)

BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is Really Something at 4th Wall Theatre Company
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Dec 4, 2016

BWW Review: 4th Wall Theatre Gives A Nice Spin To MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (more...)

BWW Review: Lance Horne Unveils New Work (With a Little Help From His Friends) in First Show of His Residency at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - Dec 3, 2016

Sitting in my seat watching Lance Horne and his many friends perform at NEW WORK NEW WORK I: EXTRAORDINARY DAYS at Joe's Pub, I couldn't help but feel like I was at a really great dinner party (if I were invited to dinner parties with some of the most talented artists in the city). The seats---and, in this case, the songs---were assigned, but the host didn't try and force conversation, and the whole affair was better for it. The purpose of the November 21 show, the first in a year-long residency, was for the successful composer and musical director to showcase his recent work, and, for new material, Horne's songs were quite polished. (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
by - Dec 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, January 18, 2017! (more...)

Washington & Eisenstadt to Present BROADWAY BENT at Carrollwood Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

On Friday and Saturday nights, February 3rd and 4th, Washington and Eisenstadt will present 'Broadway Bent', a celebration of Broadway musicals with a bend. (more...)

Scoop: GRIMM on NBC - Friday, January 6, 2017
by - Dec 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on GRIMM, airing on NBC on Friday, January 6, 2017! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Midseason Premieres of SUPERGIRL, ARROW & THE FLASH on The CW
by TV News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Below, The CW shares sneak peeks of the midseason premieres of ARROW, THE FLASH and SUPERGIRL.   (more...)

Groezrock 2017 Adds New Names!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

In case you have been living under a rock, Thrice is back in a major way! They released their excellent new album, “To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere”, earlier this year and will deliver a blistering mix of new songs and classics alike. (more...)

SolarWindow: Year End 2016 Update
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

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Hollywood Stage Company's Presentation of BENT to Feature Two Female Actors
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The newly launched Hollywood Stage Company's upcoming presentation of "Bent," by Martin Sherman, will feature TWO FEMALE ACTORS FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THAT PLAY! (more...)

McCarter to Present 'Lab Spotlight' Production of Heather Raffo's NOURA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Award-winning Iraqi-American playwright and performer Heather Raffo (9 Parts of Desire) teams up with director Joanna Settle to examine the issue of fractured American identity in this timely re-imagining of Ibsen's iconic A Doll's House. (more...)

OBERON Announces December - January Programming Featuring Sound Society, I.D. Festival, and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, announces events to be presented at OBERON during December and January - including OBERON Presents, Visiting Artists, and Usual Suspects. (more...)

Gabriel Ebert and Christopher Sears Join Harvey Fierstein in GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the world premiere of GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, written by Martin Sherman. Directed by Sean Mathias, the show begins previews on Tuesday, March 14 and has been extended one week through Sunday, April 23, with an official press opening on Wednesday, April 5. (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Wednesday, January 4, 2017
by - Dec 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, January 4, 2017! (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Shares First Look at New Animated Series DREAMWORKS TROLLHUNTERS
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Below, Netflix gives you a look behind the creative curtain of DREAMWORKS TROLLHUNTERS, a brand new animated series from the brilliantly imaginative Guillermo del Toro. (more...)

The House Theatre of Chicago to Stage World Premiere of Sci-Fi Thriller DIAMOND DOGS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The House Theatre of Chicago presents their initial production in 2017, Diamond Dogs, adapted from Alastair Reynolds' science fiction adventure by Althos Low and directed by Artistic Director Nathan Allen, playing at the Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., January 13 - March 5.  (more...)

BWW Review: FINGERSMITH: A Twice-Told Tale
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 15, 2016

The American Repertory Theater reunites with Oregon Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Bill Rauch to present FINGERSMITH, Alexa Junge's adaptation of Sarah Waters' 2002 novel of the same name. The playwright's Herculean effort capsulizes the 582-page opus into a taut two-hour drama enhanced by exceptional performances and outstanding production design. Words are insufficient to praise the central trio of women - Tracee Chimo, Christina Bennett Lind, and Kristine Nielsen - who inhabit all the layers of the fascinating characters in this Victorian thriller. (more...)

Temasys Receives 2016 Real Time Web Solutions Excellence Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

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Shattered Globe Theatre Presents THE TALL GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to continue its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of Meg Miroshnik's drama THE TALL GIRLS, an ensemble piece about five young women in the 1930s rural Midwest who discover a way to escape their crumbling town - by playing basketball. Directed by Ensemble Member Louis Contey, THE TALL GIRLS will play January 12 - February 25, 2017 at Theater Wit 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150.   (more...)

Fiola Faelan Promotes Contemporary Romance Novel, 'Holiday Hearts Awakening'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

The last thing Natalie needs in her life is a handsome-as-sin single father living right next door. What she wants to do is shun the world and embrace her broken heart. She regrets snapping at his little girl over something as silly as Christmas lights, but nothing in the world will change her mind about taking part in holiday hoopla or letting a cherub, or her sexy father, into her life. Zach's decision to ignore his snarky, smoking-hot new neighbor is an easy one, even if he feels a tug of regret he won't get to know her better. He wants nothing to do with a woman who would snap at his little girl over something as trivial as decorating for the holiday. Neither are prepared for hearts tripping and emotional barriers falling when Zach snatches her from the flames engulfing her home and ends up tucking her into his spare bedroom. Little does he know his ability to play nothing more than caretaker until she's back on her feet is nothing more than smoke and mirrors. Will holiday hearts awaken to passion and new love, or will Zach and Natalie let this chance at new love pass them by? Book Details: Holiday Hearts Awakening By Fiola Faelan Publisher: Quicksilver Garou ISBN: 978-0986327308 ASIN: B00QPCN4B4 Page: 101 Genre: Contemporary Romance About the Author: Fiola has always loved to read and cut her teeth on page-turners such as The Forest of Mystery, Robin Hood and Nancy Drew. She grew up a devout tomboy, playing with cowgirl action figures, and getting into mischief back when Silicon Valley wasn't even a gleam in San Jose's eyes. She loves to live life to its fullest, from riding hell-Bent-for-leather on her Appaloosa in gymkhanas to surf-fishing in Hawaii, jumping boulders on the breakwater in Morro Bay to walking barefoot on the beach and dreaming of romance. Many of her story ideas were found during her travels far and wide, from Corpus Christi TX, where her ancestors are buried in the Pioneer Cemetery to Pendleton OR. From Tucson AZ to Seattle WA to Vancouver BC. She's always on the lookout for that next story, that next place to bury the body. Or lock-lips with a hot guy. She lives in beautiful but weird Portland, Oregon with her amazingly talented son and daughter-in-law and their most affectionate cat Nudge. For review copies, author interviews, or more information please contact: Fiola Faelan Website: https://fiolafaelan.com/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/FiolaFaelan Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FiolaFaelan/ Promo Link: http://bookbuzz.net/blog/contemporary-romance-holiday-hearts-awakening/ (more...)

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at New Rep: In the Heights
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 10, 2016

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is not just a revival; it has the hallmarks of a revival meeting. It inspires the audience with its themes of tradition, community, and family, and, under the direction of Austin Pendleton, is a shofar call to stir the hearts and minds of all who would recall the Holocaust motto, "Never again." (more...)

Bent Image Lab Publishes All-New 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' Storybook App featuring Q-Pivot(TM) Technology
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Bent Image Lab has developed an interactive storybook based on the original 1964 animated special 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer', the longest running and highest rated holiday special of all time. This 33-page storybook will be available on the App Store and on Google Play in early December. (more...)

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