by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

MopHead Productions, in association with Red Line Productions, will present The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant by Rainer Werner Fassbinder at the Old Fitz Theatre from October 11. (more...)

Photo Flash: GYPSY Opens at Music Theatre of Connecticut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. Staged in a cozy 110-seat theatre, this production of "Gypsy" offers audience members the intimacy of a local theatre with the professionalism of Broadway -- an experience only MTC MainStage can provide. (more...)

DAUGHTERS OF TROY Completes First Phase of Development
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Daughters of Troy spent the week before Labor Day completing a residency on Governors Island in New York through Barton Booth's MAKE ROOM initiative. The residency concluded with free presentations of the theatrical work-in-progress along with an exhibition of artwork inspired by the women of the Trojan War. (more...)

MTC Kicks Off 50th Season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Marin Theatre Company opens its 50th Anniversary Season with Tracy Letts' August: Osage County. The play debuted at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, moving directly to Broadway in 2007. Following its TONY® Award-winning NYC run, the production began its US National Tour in 2009. It has since enjoyed successful runs at theatres around the world, however MTC's production will be one of the first professional productions in the Bay Area since the Broadway tour in 2009. (more...)

Gettysburg Community Theatre Presents GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will present the musical, GYPSY at 7pm on September 16, 17, 23, 30 and October 1, and at 2pm on September 18, 24, 25, and October 2. Limited reserved seating $18 plus tax/fees. (more...)

Vanessa Stalling to Direct HOOKMAN at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Steep Theatre is thrilled to announce that Vanessa Stalling will direct the ensemble's spring 2017 production of Lauren Yee's Hookman. (more...)

BWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Bromley Churchill Theatre, 22 September 2016
by Gary Naylor - Sep 23, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a fine production that will delight fans old and new of Jane Austen's immortal tale of unmarried Daughters and their suitors. (more...)

SAND STORM Wins Six Ophir Awards; Will Open New York Film Forum
by Movies News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The film is now scheduled to open in New York City (Sept, 28, at Film Forum) and Los Angeles (Oct. 7, at the Royal) and will expand nationwide during the fall. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

As part of the inaugural season at The Met Breuer, diane arbus: in the beginning will open on July 12, featuring more than 100 photographs that together will redefine one of the most influential and provocative artists of the 20th century. This landmark exhibition will highlight never-before-seen early work of Diane Arbus (1923-71), focusing on the first seven years of her career, from 1956 to 1962-the period in which she developed the idiosyncratic style and approach for which she has been recognized, praised, criticized, and copied the world over. (more...)

Royal Court Announces Casting for THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay have been cast in Lucy Kirkwood's new play The Children which runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 17 November 2016 - 14 January 2017 with Press Night on Thursday 24 November. Directed by James Macdonald. With design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Peter Mumford. "At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit."  (more...)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces PRELUDE 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY is pleased to announce the full lineup of its thirteenth annual PRELUDE Festival.  Dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre and performance, PRELUDE 2016 features an array of artists working in theatrical and interdisciplinary performance.  The festival gives audiences and artists a survey of the current moment in New York via in-process performances, conversations, and workshops. (more...)

Life Force Theatre Presents New York Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Life Force Arts, Inc. has announced it will stage WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST, Theresa Rebeck's ever-timely and relevant comedy / drama which examines the intricacies of wage equality and gender roles in the workplace.  The production will run just as the 2016 Presidential debates and ensuing election are underway. Lorca Peress will direct the production that runs October 21 - October 29 at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, first floor. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The kids indie rock band Josh & The Jamtones will perform at the Jewish Museum on Sunday, October 9 at 11:30 am. Fronted by singer/songwriter Josh Shriber, their interactive concerts get crowds of any age moving their bodies and singing along. Josh seamlessly blends roots/reggae/ska stylings, feel-good pop, folk punk, country ballads, New Orleans-style street music and kid-friendly improv comedy. The concert will feature songs from The Jamtones' critically-acclaimed family records, Rocksteady and Jump Up! as well as tunes in celebration of the fall Jewish holidays from the album, Jammin with Jew Vol 1 & 2. (more...)

UNDER THE SHADOW Selected As UK Foreign-Language Academy Award Entry
by Movies News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Babak Anvari's psychological thriller UNDER THE SHADOW has been selected as the United Kingdom's Foreign Language Academy Award entry for 2016. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and which has had an extensive festival run, will be released by Vertigo Releasing in the U.K. on September 23rd and by XYZ Films and Vertical in the U.S. on October 7th. Vertical Entertainment and XYZ Films are releasing the film theatrically in North America and globally on digital platforms.  (more...)

FX Greenlights Second Seasons for New Series ATLANTA and BETTER THINGS
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

FX has renewed the acclaimed new comedy series ATLANTA and BETTER THINGS, it was announced by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. The network has ordered 10 episodes for the second season of each series. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST Slated for Fall at June Havoc Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Life Force Arts, Inc. has announced it will stage WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST, Theresa Rebeck's ever-timely and relevant comedy / drama which examines the intricacies of wage equality and gender roles in the workplace.  The production will run just as the 2016 Presidential debates and ensuing election are underway. Lorca Peress will direct the production that runs October 21 - October 29 at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, first floor. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, October 8, 2016
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Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Saturday, September 24, 2016
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Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on Saturday, September 24, 2016! (more...)

Tina Carter Releases SPEAK LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

'Speak Life - Blessings for Biological, Special Needs, Foster and Adopted Children': practiced and inspiring method of rearing children to have happy, productive and full lives with the love of Jesus Christ. 'Speak Life - Blessings for Biological, Special Needs, Foster and Adopted Children' is the creation of published author, Tina Carter, an author, philanthropist, and authentic inspirational speaker with a heart and passion for Christ. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

'Angels amongst Us: Our Journey' (published by Balboa Press AU) shares author Angela's experiences, and how she grew in wisdom, learned to be honest about her feelings and came to understand her truth. (more...)

Sheridan Smith To Reprise Fanny Brice On UK Tour of FUNNY GIRL
by Marianka Swain - Sep 20, 2016

Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Sheridan Smith will reprise her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice at selected venues for the UK tour of Funny Girl - she is set to perform in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin. Further casting will be announced shortly, and patrons should check with venues for the performance playing schedule. (more...)

BWW Review: GYPSY at Music Theatre Of Connecticut
by Melinda Zupaniotis - Sep 19, 2016

With a minimalist set depicting an abandoned stage - brick wall, ladder, random set pieces, and a piano - Music Theatre of Connecticut begins its 30th season with the iconic musical, Gypsy. Written in 1959, Gypsy harnesses the dream-team creative talents of music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Arthur Laurents, plus the original production was directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. All of these legends combined certainly raises the bar for expectation, and therefore, this show can be a difficult one for any theatre to produce. All in all, MTC did a good job of presenting this whirlwind piece. You should go! (more...)

Local Breast Cancer Survivors Dance for Others in Treatment
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Dancing With The Survivors®  - in its fourth year - celebrates breast cancer survivors who thrive in their recovery and make a difference in the lives of other cancer patients. Seven courageous women from southeast Michigan will perform ballroom style dances with their Daughters, sons, husbands and dance professionals from Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Bloomfield Hills. They'll share inspiring stories of their breast cancer journeys while raising money for The Pink Fund's mission: providing non-medical financial assistance to breast cancer patients in active treatment. (more...)

BWW Interview: Poet Scott W. Williams
by Mark C. Lloyd - Sep 19, 2016

BWW Interviews: Poet Scott W. Williams (more...)

FUN HOME's Judy Kuhn to Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Just announced, four-time Tony Award Nominee Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) will join the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde. (more...)

Virginia Stage Company Announces New Producing Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

After a national search, Virginia Stage Company is excited to announce the appointment of Tom Quaintance to the position of Producing Artistic Director. Quaintance will work with the Virginia Stage board and staff over the next few months and begin in full on December 1, 2016. Previously, Quaintance served as the Artistic Director of Cape Fear Regional Theatre, an Associate Artist with PlayMakers Repertory Company and Open Fist Theatre Company, and was the Founder and Artistic Director of FreightTrain Shakespeare in Los Angeles. (more...)

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS Comes to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new British musical, THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, will open in London's West End at the Phoenix Theatre, with performances from 28 January 2017.  Tickets are on sale from 12.00noon today, Friday 16 September 2016.  The West End premiere follows sold-out runs at the Grand Theatre Leeds and the Lowry Salford late 2015/early 2016.  In the West End, the producers have made a commitment to there being no 'premium-rated' seats, no booking fees and reduced price previews.  (more...)

TERMS OF ENDEARMENT to Make U.S. Premiere at 59E59 Theaters This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

59E59 Theaters announces that TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, will have its US premiere in Theater A from Saturday, October 29 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 11.  It replaces the previously announced Madame La Gimp, which has been postponed. (more...)

Will Chase Will Wave Good Morrow to the Bard This Fall in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Following the solemn news of SOMETHING ROTTEN's closing last night, the Broadway musical's current cod-piece clad Shakespeare -- Will Chase -- took to Twitter today to announce his own departure date. No word yet on his replacement. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announce Full Casting for Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Sheffield Theatres today announces the cast for its major new revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun. Paul Foster directs Anna-Jane Casey as Annie Oakley and Ben Lewis as Frank Butler, with Nicolas Colicos (Buffalo Bill), Mike Denman (Pawnee Bill), Lauren Hall (Winnie Tate), Matthew Malthouse (Foster Wilson), Timothy Quinlan (Charlie Davenport), Cleve September (Tommy Keeler), Maggie Service (Dolly Tate), Karl Seth (Chief Sitting Bull), and completing the ensemble, Josh Andrews, Ronan Burns, Emma Caffrey, Matthew Croke, Omari Douglas, Rosie Fletcher, Melissa James, Jasmine Kerr, Natasha Mould, Jak Skelly, Leah West and Emma Woods (ensemble and Dance Captain). The production opens on 14 December, with previews from 8 December, and runs until 14 January.   (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

'Somebody Is Watching Over Me': a faith-inspiring children's story of success in the face of failure. 'Somebody Is Watching Over Me' is the creation of published author, Vanessa Ballew, the oldest of three siblings. Her parents are Michael and Thelma Parks. Her father is with the Lord. She has a sister, Mica Parks, who has a son named Micah Brown. She has another sister named Tesha Parks. She has one brother, Adrian Parks, who has one daughter, Adriana Parks. Vanessa grew up in Dayton, Ohio. She later moved to Richmond, Kentucky. She is married to Floyd Ballew. They have one daughter together named Arrie'l Ballew. Vanessa has a step daughter named Tiasha Hayden. Tiasha is married to Qareeb Hayden. They have two Daughters whose names are Qareeana and Taniyah. Vanessa is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. (more...)

Kim Gambino and Polly Adams Cast for Reading of LIFE AND OTHER DISASTERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Polly Adams (Ensemble Studio Theatre founding member and recently seen as Frau Schmidt in The Radicalization of Rolfe, NY Fringe) has been cast in the role of Martha, and Kim Gambino (Bug by Tracy Letts) has been cast in the role of Brooke, for a reading of a comedy LIFE & OTHER DISASTERS by Julie Richardson on September 19, 7pm, at the Bernie Wohl Center as part of the 29th Street Playwrights Collective NEW WORKS SERIES. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Announces Cast for LA CASA DE BERNARDA ALBA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

This month, Mad Cow Theatre will present two readings of Federico Garcia Lorca's La Casa de Bernarda Alba as part of it's Teatro Español program.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Maggie McDowell, Erin Weaver and More in Folger Theatre's SENSE & SENSIBILITY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 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. This all-new production of the critically acclaimed play is adapted by Kate Hamilland directed by the Wall Street Journal's Director of the Year (2014), Eric Tucker, Artistic Director of Bedlam Theater in New York. This DC premiere at the Folger breathes new life into the 200-year old favorite with a whimsical and theatrical staging. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

1st Open Central Asia International Festival to Offer Melting Pot of Culture, Language & Art
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

In October, central London locations will play host to a variety of events celebrating Central Asian arts - work from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan in the 1st Open Central Asia International Festival, running October 5 - 19, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Look Inside the Home of DAUGHTERS OF TROY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Daughters of Troy was granted a week long residency on Governors Island in New York through Barton Booth's MAKE ROOM initiative. The residency featured free presentations of the theatrical work-in-progress along with an exhibition of artwork inspired by the women of the Trojan War. (more...)

FROZEN Writer Robert Lopez's Reimagined '1001 NIGHTS' to Kick Off Atlantic for Kids 2016-17 Season
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 13, 2016

Atlantic for Kids' 2016-2017 Season will open Saturday, September 17 with the family musical 1001 Nights: A Love Story About Loving Stories, an adaptation of the 'Arabian Nights' fairy tales featuring music and lyrics by Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award winner Robert Lopez, a book by Adam Koplan and Robert Lopez, and direction by Koplan. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

'From Leaning In To Kneeling Down, Women Are More Precious Than Rubies': an essential tool to encourage women to seek their true value throughout key junctions in their lives and to find their God given gifts. 'From Leaning In To Kneeling Down, Women Are More Precious Than Rubies' is the creation of published author, Marilyn Ehrhardt, an immigrant girl who became top executive in two of the most important technology companies of her time. (more...)

Off-Broadway Co-Stars Amanda Seyfried & Thomas Sadoski to Tie the Knot
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Amanda Seyfried, 30 and Thomas Sadoski, 40, will be tying the knot. 'Tommy and Amanda recently got engaged and shared the happy news with family and close friends,' a source close to the costars tells Us. (more...)

Depeche Mode's Video Singles Collection to be Released by SONY Music 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Depeche Mode's Video Singles Collectionthe definitive 3DVD library anthology containing more than four hours of the post-punk pioneers' groundbreaking music videos (and two-plus hours of audio commentary)will be released by SONY Music Entertainment on November 11, 2016. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College Presents THE COLONIAL NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season with its annual holiday performance of Dance Theatre in Westchester's The Colonial Nutcracker on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 2pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces Full Casting for Bonnie Greer's THE HOTEL CERISE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the cast for the world premiere of Bonnie Greer's new play The Hotel Cerise, directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr. Inspired by Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard the production is a key part of the theatre's focus on commissioning new work and adaptations. Ellen Thomas leads the company, with El Anthony, Madeline Appiah, Michael Bertenshaw, Nicholas Beveney, Andrew Dennis, Abhin Galeya, Lacharne Jolly, Corey Montague-Sholay, Claire Prempeh, Alexis Rodney and Angela Wynter. The production opens on 25 October with previews from 20 October and runs until 12 November.   (more...)

Pascal LaFauci Pens DEN OF THIEVES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

'Den of Thieves': a gripping and enthralling point of view that strives to destroy the corruption and evil and bring to light the glory of the Lord. 'Den of Thieves' is the creation of published author, Pascal LaFauci, a hard cold blooded young man reborn through the saving grace of the Savior, Jesus Christ. (more...)

Joy Meloney Releases FINISH YOUR COURSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

'Finish Your Course - Are You Running The Race To Finish or Are You Just Running?': a gripping book asking Christians to open their eyes and become aware of the tricks and deceit of the cunning enemy. 'Finish Your Course - Are You Running The Race To Finish or Are You Just Running?' is the creation of published author, Joy Meloney, native of Trinidad and gifted writer. (more...)

Will Swenson, Ryan Silverman and More to Join Melissa Errico in 'FUNNY!' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Broadway's Will Swenson (LES MISERABLES, Hair, Disaster!) and Ryan Silverman (Side Show, Cry-Baby, Chicago) and The Met Opera's Richard Troxell will guest star with Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico (Amour, White Christmas, My Fair Lady, High Society) at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54th St.) September 20-24, following her sold-out run at the venue this past April. (more...)

BWW Review: 2016 Columbus RUN LIKE A GIRL Half Marathon, 10K and 5K - Celebrating Strength in All Women
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 12, 2016

In 2014, Always launched a poignant and groundbreaking #LikeAGirl campaign, which went viral on its debut, landed a spot during the 2015 Super Bowl, and won the 2015 Emmy for outstanding commercial. The theme tackled generational issues about running, throwing, or fighting 'like a girl,' asking, 'When did doing something 'like a girl' become an insult?' (more...)

BWW Interview: Scott Graham and Geordie Brookman on THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
by Marianka Swain - Sep 12, 2016

Andrew Bovell's Things I Know To Be True, a Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia co-production, opened earlier this year in Adelaide and is now playing at London's Lyric Hammersmith, led by Imogen Stubbs. Scott Graham, co-founder of Frantic Assembly, and Geordie Brookman, artistic director of State Theatre Company, discuss collaborating on this unique project. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside LYRICS FOR LIFE with Mackenzie Ziegler, Casey Simpson & More!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 12, 2016

Mackenzie Ziegler ('Dance Moms') and Casey Simpson (Nickelodeon's 'Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn') hosted Lyrics For Life on Sat, Sept 10, 2016 at Symphony Space. Held on World Suicide Prevention Day, the event aims to raise awareness for suicide prevention and mental health. Proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the nation's largest non-profit dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. (more...)

BLACK SAILS: The Complete Third Season Out on Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD 11/8
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Legendary pirates face off in the thrilling STARZ Original series “BLACK SAILS: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON” arriving on Blu-ray + Digital HD with Ultraviolet and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on November 8, 2016. (more...)

San Diego Italian Film Festival Celebrates Tenth Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

The San Diego Italian Film Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary this year by doing what it does best-showcasing the best of new Italian film and culture and throwing a great party.  (more...)

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