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Matt Wolf's Short Documentary BAYARD & ME to Be Released 5/15
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2017

Matt Wolf's short doc BAYARD & ME, about how civil rights leader Bayard Rustin adopted his partner to legalize their relationship in the era before same-sex marriage; Released May 15th. (more...)

40th Anniversary BAY AREA PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL to be presented 7/13 – 23
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, one of the West Coast's premiere launchpads for exceptional emerging playwrights, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), featuring playwrights Hilary Bettis, Clarence Coo, Bennett Fisher, Lauren Gunderson, Nilan Johnson, and Mona Mansour. The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets on sale June 1st at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Host Chris Pine Promos This Week's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2017

Chris Pine hosts SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE this Saturday May 6, 2017, with musical guest LCD Soundsystem. Check out the promos below! (more...)

Freeform's Fairy Tale Wedding Programming Event Airs 5/6- 7
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2017

In anticipation of the premiere of “Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings,” Freeform invites you to relive all of your favorite love stories during the network's weekend programming event starting SATURDAY, MAY 6 and continuing through SUNDAY, MAY 7.  Follow along as Tiana kisses a few frogs to find her prince while Snow White patiently waits for true love's kiss, then cheer on Cinderella as she gets ready for the ball. (more...)

Critically Acclaimed Musical UPSTAIRS Brings Forgotten LGBT Tragedy to LA Pride & Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

In 1973, an arsonist set fire to the Up Stairs Lounge, a gay bar in New Orleans, Louisiana, claiming 32 victims in what was, until the Pulse nightclub shootings in Orlando, the deadliest mass murder of LGBT people in U.S. history. The arson remains unsolved and was largely forgotten in the intervening years. (more...)

Long Beach Opera presents SoCal Premiere of Opera FRIDA
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

On June 17, 18, 23, 24, & 25, Long Beach Opera (LBO) will present five outdoor performances of the highly anticipated Southern California premiere of Frida. The opera celebrates the renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, her vivacious spirit, sexuality, fragility, and her tumultuous life with muralist Diego Rivera. Robert Xavier Rodriguez' brilliant score captures Frida with music as rich and haunting as her art. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre's Ghostlight Reading Series to Continue with THE SUBJECT and CARLO AT THE WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Ghostlight Reading Series with readings of THE SUBJECT by Chisa Hutchinson and directed by Jade King Carroll on Monday, June 5th at 7pm and CARLO AT THE WEDDING by Bryna Turner and directed by Jenna Worsham on Monday, June 12th at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ISLAND, Tobacco Factory Bristol
by Tim Wright - May 24, 2017

"They sentenced me to life, not to death" is the cry from an increasingly broken Winston in this new production of Fugard's The Island. Set on the notorious Robben Island (the infamous place that held Nelson Mandela) during apartheid The Island offers a glimpse into the lives of two inmates- John and Winston who face impossibly long stretches of time under the unspeakably harsh regime. (more...)

Calling All Wynonna Earp Fans!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

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GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 23, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Tuesday, May 23, 2017, and we are all so very lucky to be alive and to be engaged in the creation of live theater - in Tennessee, no less - with the ability to live life dramatically and to reflect on the world around us. And what a world it is: Last night, people in Nashville were exultant…the Nashville Predators won the Western Conference Playoffs to advance to the Stanley Cup Final of the National Hockey League! (more...)

European Literature Night to Land at Bohemian National Hall Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

European Literature Night (ELN) comes to Bohemian National Hall in New York City on June 2 from 7-10pm, with actors performing a curated selection of passages from fifteen exceptional literary works of fiction and poetry from across the European continent. The selected books will be available in a book fair along with other international titles. (more...)

Defiance Theatre Co Presents GROUP a World Premiere Play About PTSD
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

"GROUP", a play about PTSD will premiere at the Avery Schreiber Playhouse in the NoHo Arts District during PTSD Awareness month. The story takes place in a group therapy session, during which a handful of characters explore their individual trauma. Guided by a caring therapist with his own issues, 5 victims of trauma must work through their struggles to discover that their perceptions of each other and themselves are not always what they seem. This play addresses issues relating to veterans, domestic abuse, racism, and gender identity.  (more...)

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Announces Summer 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, is pleased to announce the lineup and sponsors for the 39th annual BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, which returns this year with 31 performances, June 7 - August 12. The programming, reflective of Brooklyn's eclecticism and diversity, will feature a wide array of free, world-class performances at the beautiful Prospect Park Bandshell. (more...)

Manal al-Sharif to Discuss 'DARING TO DRIVE' Book at The Music Hall This June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Next month, The Music Hall will welcome to its Innovation and Leadership series the remarkable Manal al-Sharif, winner of the Vaclav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent at the Oslo Freedom Forum in 2012 and named one of the '100 Most Influential People in the World' by TIME that same year. (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre presents PARADIGM SHIFTS
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director) in association with the Center for Earth Ethics (Karenna Gore, Director) and Union Forum (Derrick Harkins, VP for Innovation in Public Programming), will present PARADIGM SHIFTS Music and Film Festival at Union Theological Seminary, in James Chapel, 3041 Broadway (at 121st Street), New York, NY 10027, from Tuesday, June 13 through Saturday, June 17, 2017. (more...)

Theater of Others Updates 400-Year-Old Comedy THE ROARING GIRL 6/16- 7/2
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Theater of Others continues its fearless foray into the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries with Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker's 1611 comedy, The Roaring Girl, or Moll Cutpurse.  Moll is a dramatization of the life of Mary Frith, a carouser, cross-dresser, pickpocket, and street brawler in the lower depths of 17th century London.  Gaby Schneider directs a cast of fourteen at the Theater of Others' home, the Kelly Cullen Community Auditorium, 220 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco. The Roaring Girl, or Moll Cutpurse runs Thursdays through Sundays, June 16-July 2.  As with all Theater of Others productions, admission is Pay-What-You-Will. (more...)

Andy Frasco & The U.N. Release CD/DVD Set of 'Party Blues'
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Songs From The Road is a new CD/DVD set from Andy Frasco & The U.N. on Ruf Records that captures all the full-throttle mayhem of the group's live show. (more...)

Al Gore, Ron Chernow, Reza Aslan and More Slated for Chicago Humanities Festival's FALLFEST/17: BELIEF
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

This fall, the Chicago Humanities Festival is asking Chicagoans, what do you believe? Belief will be the theme of CHF's 2017 Fallfest. CHF's flagship festival will feature nearly 100 events between October 29 and November 12. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Concludes 30th Anniversary Season with WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre concludes its 30th Anniversary season with Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution, running May 9-May 28.  Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the high-voltage thriller by the Queen of Crime drama features an ensemble of professional actors. (more...)

Haitian Group RAM to Tour U.S. with 2 Shows at Compas Haitian Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Celebrated Haitian group RAM embark on a U.S. Tour, kicking off with two Miami shows as part of the 19th Annual Compas Haitian Festival: Moca Cafe Lounge, 738 NE 125th St., Friday, May 19. Showtime: 11pm-1am. Tickets available through Ticketmaster. Info: (305) 945-8814 or www.facebook.com/MocaCafeLounge/; and Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Sunday, May 21. Showtime: 4pm. Tickets available through Ticketmaster. Info: (305) 945-8814 or www.bayfrontparkmiami.com/.  (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/13/2017
by - May 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/13/2017. (more...)

40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, one of the West Coast's premiere launchpads for exceptional emerging playwrights, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), featuring playwrights Hilary Bettis, Clarence Coo, Bennett Fisher, Lauren Gunderson, Nilan Johnson, and Mona Mansour. The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets on sale June 1st at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)

root9B Holdings Sells IPSA's Investigative Due Diligence Practice
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

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Review Roundup: ANNIE Returns to the West End - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Jun 6, 2017

Last night, Nikolai Foster's revival of Annie opened at the Piccadilly Theatre in London's West End. The production stars Miranda Hart as Miss Hannigan, Alex Bourne as Daddy Warbucks, Holly Dale Spencer as Grace Farrell, Jonny Fines as Rooster and Djalenga Scott as Lily. (more...)

Jason Alexander to Take the Stage in John Patrick Shanley's New Play THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, presented as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

BWW Review: American Ballet Theatre's SWAN LAKE is a Swimming Success
by Christina Pandolfi - Jun 21, 2017

If ever someone were to look up “classical ballet” in the dictionary, an image captured from Swan Lake would certainly accompany its definition, thanks to its timeless grace and poise. On Wednesday June 14, 2017, American Ballet Theatre more than lived up to Swan Lake's storied reputation, as the company danced with both precision and pixie dust to create lyrical beauty that echoed Tchaikovsky's magical score. (more...)

Haitian Group RAM Tours U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Celebrated Haitian group RAM continue on their U.S. Tour, which comes to SOB's, 204 Varick St., New York City, Friday, June 16. Showtime: 11:00 pm. Tickets: $25. (advance), $30. (door). Must be 21 and over to enter. Info: (212) 243-4940 or visit http://sobs.com/. (more...)

Andy Frasco & The U.N. Releasing New Live Album of House Party Blues
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Songs From The Road is a new CD/DVD set from Andy Frasco & The U.N. on Ruf Records that captures all the full-throttle mayhem of the group's live show. (more...)

Haitian Group RAM Tours U.S, to Co-Headline Solstice 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Celebrated Haitian group RAM continue on their U.S. Tour, comnig to Cleveland to co-headline Solstice 2017, at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Saturday, June 24. Showtime: 8:00pm to 1:00am. (Event is sold out). Info: (216) 421-7350 or http://www.clevelandart.org/events/special-events/solstice-2017. (more...)

Artistic Teams For Bay Area Playwrights Festival Named: Directors & Dramaturgs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, the West Coast's premiere launchpad for exceptional emerging playwrights has named the artistic teams and daily schedule for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF).  The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events, and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)

Exclusive BWW Interview: David Winitsky & Creative Team of JEWISH PLAYS PROJECT at 14th Street Y
by Amy Oestreicher - Jun 14, 2017

'Why is this night different from all other nights?'  The Jewish Plays Project is known for putting bold, progressive Jewish conversations on world stages.  It made this Jewish playwright's dreams come true to do some 'kibbitzing' with the creative team of JPP's newest work. (more...)

Second Thought to Close 2017 Season with World Premiere of THE NECESSITIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Second Thought Theatre closes its 2017 season of change with the world premiere of The Necessities by Dallas-based playwright and artist Blake Hackler. Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director for the Dallas Theater Center, returns to direct after previously directing Othello and Gruesome Playground Injuries for the company. (more...)

The Regrettes Release Politically-Charged Video For 'Seashore'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

LA-based punk act The Regrettes have released a politically-charged new video for their song, 'Seashore,' off their critically acclaimed debut album, Feel Your Feelings, Fool! Entertainment Weekly premieres the video today (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for St. Paul (more...)

Repercussion Theatre Reveals 2017 SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK Production
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Repercussion Theatre presents William Shakespeare's tragic romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. (more...)

Announcing East West Players' 52nd Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce its 52nd Anniversary Season, The Company We Keep, which takes place from Fall 2017 through Summer 2018 and features co-productions with Rogue Artists Ensemble, The Robey Theatre Company, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC), and the Los Angeles LGBT Center, including two world premieres, an acclaimed revival, and the Los Angeles premiere of an award-winning Broadway musical.  (more...)

Witness WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at Bristol Riverside Theatre 5/9-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Community, collaboration and crime capture the mood at Bristol Riverside Theatre's production of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution, running May 9-May 28.  Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the high-voltage thriller by the Queen of Crime drama, which concludes BRT's 30th Anniversary Season, features an ensemble of professional actors Sharon Alexander, Keith Baker, Kenneth Boys, Hanna Gaffney,  Leonard C. Haas, Eleanor Handley, Thomas-Robert Irvin, Kyra Leeds, Matt Leisy, James Luse, William R. McHattie, Christopher J. Perugini, Carl Wallnau, Paul B. Weagraff, and Kylie Westerbeck performing alongside Bucks County community members Missy Andrews, Mari Bernhagen, Drew Burke, Melissa Bushey, David Owen Cashell, Sybil Cooper, Matthew DiMarino, Ginny Fairweather, Maryann Fanning, Michael Gearty, Regina Gluhski, Terri Hall, Sarah Konyves, Donna Rae Lee, Matt Lydon, Sr., Matt Lydon, Jr., Donna McCole, Ronald Pae, Eileen Peters, Dottie Polsenberg, Lesia Pryor, Patricia Rooney, Kurt Scholer, Marion M. Walter, Harriet Zeff, and Margie Zielinski. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Seattle (more...)

Sing Out, Louise! George Takei's ALLEGIANCE to Arrive in Los Angeles in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

East West Players (EWP) and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) have announced the Los Angeles premiere of the Broadway musical Allegiance, which had its 2012 world premiere in a record-breaking engagement at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and played on Broadway from 2015-16 at The Shubert Organization's Longacre Theatre. (more...)

root9B Announces Release of ORKOS 2.0 - Credential Risk Assessment and Remediation Solution
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

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Aicon Gallery Presents NY Solo Exhibition by Anjolle Ela Menon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Aicon Gallery is proud to present the first major New York solo exhibition in over a decade by renowned Indian painter Anjolie Ela Menon. Throughout a career now spanning over fifty years, Menon has steadfastly remained a pioneering figurative painter, often in Defiance of current trends. Her work metamorphosizes the visual matrix of our times through her use of a renaissance-like technique, which has earned her the sobriquet of 'Wanton Fabulist' from New Delhi based curator and critic Gayatri Sinha. The exhibition features over 40 paintings and drawings from the artist's oeuvre, including a set of new large-scale works on panel exhibited here for the first time. (more...)

Defiance Theatre Company presents West Coast Premiere: ROBIN HOOD, a Lady in Waiting
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Defiance Theatre Company presents the West Coast Premiere of 'Robin Hood: A Lady in Waiting'. (more...)

root9B Holdings Announces 2016 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

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VIDEO: Harry Styles Performs 'Sign of the Times' & More on SNL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

On this weekend's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, musical guest Harry Styles performed 'Sign of the Times' and  'Ever Since New York,' off his self-titled debut album out May 12. (more...)

Casting Announced for Siddhartha Bose's NO DOGS, NO INDIANS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

A company of four British/ South Asian actors will take roles in new play No Dogs, No Indians, which examines three generations of resistance, sacrifice and discovery at the end of the British Empire in India and in the years that followed. (more...)

root9B Holdings Names Eric Hipkins Chief Executive Officer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

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VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon & Harry Styles Vie for the Spotlight in Promo for This Week's SNL
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

On the promo for this week's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE on NBC, host Jimmy Fallon and musical guest Harry Styles play a game of one-upmanship. The show airs this Saturday, April 15th on NBC! (more...)

Fusion Theatre to Merge Opera and Theatre with Anouilh's ANTIGONE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

French playwright Jean Anouilh wrote his 'Antigone' during the Nazi occupation of France. It became a symbol of resistance as freedom fighters viewed the heroine's Defiance as a crie de coeur of patriotism. The play, written with a modern sensibility, is based on the Greek tragedy of the princess who dies for burying her brother's corpse against the orders of her dictator uncle. Its parallels to modern times are exciting and provocative. (more...)

VIDEO: The Chainsmokers Perform 'Break Up Every Night' and 'Paris' on SNL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

On this weekend's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, musical guest The Chainsmokers performed 'Break Up Every Night' and 'Paris' for the live studio audiences. Watch both performances in full below! (more...)

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