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VIDEO: Scarlett Johansson Promos This Week's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Scarlett Johansson hosts this week's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE on NBC with music guest Lorde. The episode airs on Saturday, March 11th. (more...)

Women's Group Projects Pro-Strike Message on Skyscrapers in Support of NYC #DayWithoutAWoman March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

On Wednesday, March 8th, UltraViolet, a leading women's advocacy group, will join with women staging demonstrations in six cities nationwide as part of the #DayWithoutAWoman general strike.   (more...)

BWW Review: Close Encounters Of The Ethical Kind Converge In STOREFRONT CHURCH
by Herbert Paine - Mar 6, 2017

Theatre Artists Studio's Carol McLeod has created a taut and well-paced interpretation of STOREFRONT CHURCH. Her cast delivers the goods, balancing wit and intensity to produce a provocative reflection on the limits of morality. The show runs through March 12th. (more...)

Park City Institute Presents Award-Winning Dance Company Ballet West
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Park City Institute is proud to present Ballet West, on Saturday, March 18, at 7:30 PM. The award-winning troupe will launch a striking, all-new program, Works from Within, on the Eccles Center Stage. (more...)

THE ISLAND Comes to Southwark Playhouse this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

???????A Chipping Norton Theatre and Dukes Lancaster production, this powerful drama of Defiance and determination is set on Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years and is based on the true story of two inmates performing Antigone, the great classical play of political protest. (more...)

VIDEO: Host Octavia Spencer Arrives at Studio 8H in New SNL Promo
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Octavia Spencer hosts this weekend's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, airing on NBC on March 4, 2017, with musical guest Father John Misty. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Defibrillator's Major New Revival of A LIE OF THE MIND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

With their critically acclaimed production of Stephen Karam's Speech & Debate running at the Trafalgar Studios, Defibrillator Artistic Director James Hillier today announces the full casting for their production of Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind. (more...)

The Wilma Theater Announces its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The Wilma Theater is pleased to announce its upcoming 2017/18 Season. The season will begin with Federico Garcia Lorca's Blood Wedding, directed by Csaba Horvath and featuring the Wilma HotHouse Company of actors. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre Opens Area Premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Second Thought Theatre continues its 2017 season of change with the area premiere of Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee. Local director/actor Christie Vela returns to direct for the company after making her acting debut for Second Thought last summer in A Kid Like Jake. Straight White Men begins with previews on Wednesday, April 12 and runs through Saturday, May 6. All performances of Straight White Men will take place at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Campus, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Tickets to Straight White Men can be purchased online at 2TT.co. (more...)

Ajoka Theatre Heads to India for THEATRE FOR PEACE, July 23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

In July, Ajoka theatre will head to India for an exclusive theatre festival as part of its Theatre for Peace programme. The festival titled "Humsaya Theatre Festival" will include five landmark Ajoka plays including: "Lo Phir Basant Ayee", "Kaun Hai Yeh Gustakh", "Dara", "Anhi Mai Da Sufna" and "Kabira Khara Bazaar Mein". This festival is being held from 23rd to 27th July in Tagore Hall, Chandigarh. First Humsaya festival was held by Ajoka in September 2015 in New Delhi. (more...)

BWW Review: CHAPATTI at Square One Theatre Company
by Cindy Cardozo - Mar 15, 2017

Chapatti, written by Irish playwright Christian O'Reilly, fills the house with enough comedy, drama, romance, darkness, and light that patrons will leave knowing that they have enjoyed a bold and life-affirming performance. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Opens At Bristol Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar starting March 21 and running through April 16.  (more...)

RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Cancelled Tonight Off-Broadway Due to Winter Storm
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Due to the inclement weather, tonight's performance of Ring Twice for Miranda, previously scheduled for Tuesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m., at New York City Center Stage II, has been cancelled. Performances are expected to resume on Wednesday, March 15 at 2:30 p.m. (more...)

Pig Iron's A PERIOD OF ANIMATE EXISTENCE Set for U Penn Conference
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The internationally acclaimed Pig Iron Theatre Company's A Period of Animate Existence, an ambitious new multimedia stage work meditating on extinctions, climate change, and the Anthropocene, will figure prominently in the timely conference An Ecotopian Toolkit for the Anthropocene, which the Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania presents April 13-15. (more...)

BWW Blog: HOW MUCH DO I LOVE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST? Let Me Count The Ways!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Mar 13, 2017

This week, in celebration of the release of Disney's brand-new live-action movie Beauty and the Beast, I'm going to be posting reviews of beloved novels retelling this story both here at Broadway World as well as on my personal book review blog A Backwards Story. Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl is also posting throughout the week. We'll both be posting every day on our personal blogs, and I'll have a few posts here at BWW as well so that we can all join in on fun! (more...)

Casting Update Announced for Defibrillator's Major New Revival of A LIE OF THE MIND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

With their critically acclaimed production of Stephen Karam's Speech and Debate running at the Trafalgar Studios, Defibrillator Artistic Director James Hillier today announces a casting update for their production of Sam Shepherd's A Lie of the Mind. (more...)

THE ORIGINALIST, SOVEREIGNTY, THE GREAT SOCIETY and More on Tap for Arena Stage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie announce the 2017/18 season lineup for the company's 68th season. The season reflects Arena Stage's commitment to championing diverse voices and producing work that is politically and socially-relevant. (more...)

AT MY PACE: LESSONS FROM OUR MOTHERS is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

NEWTON, Mass., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ At 81-years old, Jill Ebstein's mom signed up for a formal program in religious studies. Previously unable to attend college and now widowed, her mom set out to take care of unfinished business. Since the books seemed too heavy for her to lug around, her younger classmates chipped in to buy her a rolling backpack. When she completed the course and expressed pride in finally having a 'real graduation,' her children flew out for the ceremony. Her son held a party for her at his accounting firm. 'We are all unfinished people with opportunities to grow,' writes Ebstein in her newest collection to her At My Pace series of books, called AT MY PACE: LESSONS FROM OUR MOTHERS. (more...)

Cast Announced for LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for Shakespeare's playful romantic comedy Love's Labor's Lost, staged by acclaimed director Marti Maraden as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Inky Cloak and the Albany Present WE RAISE OUR HANDS IN THE SANCTUARY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The 1980's saw a major shift towards the emergence of a global gay club culture, but it was set against a backdrop of desperate levels of unemployment, riots, driven by racism, and AIDS casually reported as a gay plague. (more...)

HAVENHURST Opens its Doors in Select Theaters and on Cable and Digital VOD 2/10
by Movies News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Brainstorm Media and Twisted Pictures have announced the February 10th limited theatrical and nationwide Cable VOD and Digital HD release of Andrew C. Erin's Havenhurst. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Ring Twice for Miranda, a new play written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob) is currently in previews at New York City Center Stage II (131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues) and officially opens on February 12th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The CSO and Chorus Present the Second Half of the RUSSIAN WINTER FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Conducted by CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov and featuring the CSO Chorus, the second and final installment of the CSO's Russian Winter Festival offers three pillars of Russian classical music and one chorus-only Russian Orthodox hymn. (more...)

Broadway World Award Winner Kim Sutton Debuts Bold New Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

MAC and Broadway World Award winning performer, Kim Sutton, brings a bold new show, "Live to Tell, " a theatrical event conceived and created by Kim Sutton, Steven Ray Watkins, and Lennie Watts, to the Laurie Beechman Theatre this March for three performances. The "mischievous blonde bombshell and rebellious rabble-rouser," as she was described by Broadway World, celebrates her life with an eclectic musical set that samples 48 tunes by Madonna. Sutton recounts her childhood, years as a sailor, three brain surgeries and her 'inevitable transformation into a woman of substance."  Now recovered and well, Sutton pulls out all the stops in a show that's part intimate cabaret, part spectacle and part theater.   (more...)

Tamikrest Introduces New Album, Kidal Out on Glitterbeat Records This March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

All around Kidal, the Malian desert stretches in every direction. Endless horizons of rock and sand, barren and parched. (more...)

Emerging Electronic Singer-Songwriter Salt Ashes Unveils 'Save It' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Emerging UK electronic singer-songwriter Salt Ashes has released the brooding music video for “Save It,” which is the lead single from her self-titled debut album that was released in July 2016. (more...)

Pig Iron Theatre Company's New Symphonic Theater Show to Meditate on Climate Change
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Pig Iron Theatre Company, the internationally acclaimed, Philadelphia-based organization, has announced A Period of Animate Existence, an ambitious new multimedia production that meditates on perhaps the most pressing issue facing this and future generations-climate change, which threatens to result in the loss of 20-50% of all living species on earth-and asks, "How do we contemplate the future in such a moment?" (more...)

National Theatre Wales to Launch 2017 with LIFTED BY BEAUTY: ADVENTURES IN DREAMING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

National Theatre Wales' first production of 2017 will be inspired by and performed in Rhyl, in north Wales this March/April, in the company's tradition of making theatre productions with and for local communities. (more...)

Rhyl Takes Centre Stage In National Theatre Wales' First Production Of 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

National Theatre Wales' first production of 2017 will be inspired by and performed in Rhyl, in north Wales this March/April, in the company's tradition of making theatre productions with and for local communities. (more...)

BWW TV: Go Behind the Scenes with Off-Broadway's RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 18, 2017

Rehearsals kicked off in December for the new play Ring Twice for Miranda, written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob). Click below to go behind-the-scenes with the cast and creative team! (more...)

HAVENHURST Opens its Doors in Select Theaters and on Cable and Digital VOD 2/10
by Movies News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Brainstorm Media and Twisted Pictures have announced the February 10th limited theatrical and nationwide Cable VOD and Digital HD release of Andrew C. Erin's HAVENHURST. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Unveils 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Canadian Opera Company presents a 2017/2018 season that defies conventions on what opera can be and cements the art form's enduring relevance as a reflection of timeless human relations and universal themes. (more...)

Katie Goodman's MID-LIFE CRISIS TOUR Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

KATIE GOODMAN'S "MID-LIFE CRISIS" TOUR comes to Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, on Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00pm. Comedian and on-line celebrity, Katie Goodman, captivates her audience with her unique style of raw humor and gutsy original musical satire. An internationally touring musical comedienne, Goodman is known for providing an audience with an act that is political, personal, and wildly entertaining. Honed to a razor sharp edge, her recently released first solo album received enormous praise from Punchline Magazine, who put it best: "On par not just with any woman in modern comedy, not just with any music act in modern comedy but, categorically on par with anyone working the current comedy scene…" Katie has been seen on Showtime, Current TV and TruTV. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Rehearsals kicked off in December at New 42nd Street Studios for the new play Ring Twice for Miranda, written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob). BroadwayWorld has a more in-depth peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Discovery & Lionsgate Announce Series Commitment for Original Scripted Viet Nam War Drama THE SUCK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Discovery Channel and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) today announced a series commitment on the original scripted project, THE SUCK, to air in 2018. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Sarasota Opera announced its 2017/18 Fall and Winter Festival Season today at a press conference held on the Sarasota Opera House main stage in Sarasota, FL. The event was overseen by Maestro Victor DeRenzi, artistic director and principal conductor, and Richard Russell, Executive Director. (more...)

BWW Review: MATILDA Brings Music, Mischief, and Magic
by E.H. Reiter - Feb 3, 2017

Matilda, her schoolmates, and some outrageously self-absorbed adults have descended upon the San Diego San Diego Civic Theatre through February 5th. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Off-Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 3, 2017

Ring Twice for Miranda, written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob) is currently in previews at New York City Center Stage II (131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues) and will officially open on February 12th. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

Octavia Spencer, Scarlett Johansson to Host Upcoming Episodes of SNL
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer will make her debut as host of “Saturday Night Live” on March 4. Spencer, who won for “The Help,” is vying for her second Oscar for her role as Dorothy Vaughan in the drama “Hidden Figures,” which was nominated for best picture. (more...)

Penned in the Margins Presents NO DOGS, NO INDIANS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Premiering at the Brighton Festival in the 70th anniversary year of Indian independence, poet Siddhartha Bose weaves together true and fictional tales of British colonialism and its legacy. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Continues its 30th Anniversary Season with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 30th Anniversary season with the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, running March 21-April 16.  With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, with choreography by Stephen Casey and features Julian Alvarez, Derrick Cobey, Patrick H. Dunn, Robert Farruggia, Adam Kemmerer, Ciji Prosser, Darren Ritchie, Danny Rutigliano, and Steve Steiner.  The ensemble features Jason Taylor Armstrong, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, John DiFerdinando, Maggie Griffin-Smith, Megan Helen Jones, Lauren Krigel, Caitlin Ort, William Pazdziora,  Miriam Grace Payne, Christopher J. Perugini, Dominick Sannelli,  Keith L. Watford, and Timothy Walton. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Classical Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Music Director Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony announce the 2017-18 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series and special events. (more...)

The Chan Centre presents Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA, A Fierce Union of Flamenco and Greek Tragedy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Noche Flamenca'sAntigona, their critically-acclaimed work fusing flamenco and Greek tragedy, March 12 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Adapted from Sophocles' Antigone, and starring Bessie-award winner Soledad Barrio as the lead, Antigona looks at repression, heroism and loss in a fiery, multi-media spectacle. (more...)

Theatre Artists Studio Presents STOREFRONT CHURCH by John Patrick Shanley
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The three great American institutions: Business, Religion and Politics, collide in the engaging, humorous play by Pulitzer, Tony, and Oscar award winning playwright John Patrick Shanley. Completing Shanley's "Church and State" trilogy which includes Doubt and Defiance, Storefront Church examines the intricate, and sometimes tenuous, relationships of a Bronx borough as its residents are confronted with spiritual, financial, and moral crossroads. (more...)

Everyman Rep Brings 1980s Berlin to Present Day Liverpool in THE CONQUEST OF THE SOUTH POLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The luminosity of 1980s Berlin is brought compellingly to present day Liverpool by the Everyman Company in The Conquest of the South Pole. Associate Director Nick Bagnall directs Manfred Karge's story of rebels who imagine themselves on Roald Amundsen's expedition in their attic. Full of inventiveness, Defiance and aspiration, the spirit of this classic European text is as vital now in Brexit Britain as it was in Germany 30 years ago.    (more...)

New Historical Fiction SIZZLIN' SUMMER SURPRISE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The year 1967 will always be remembered as a very turbulent time in America. It marked a period of uncertainty, social unrest, and violent acts which greatly wounded society. Author Alton J. Myers lived through this time as retold in his new historical fiction novel based on true events, 'Sizzlin' Summer Surprise.' (more...)

Photo Flash: RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Ring Twice for Miranda, a new play written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob) officially opened yesterday, February 12th, at New York City Center Stage II (131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues). Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

World Premiere of A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS is Stunning
by Linda Hodges - Feb 11, 2017

Playing now through February 26, 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' is at once haunting and hopeful; shattering and uplifting and will surely open people's hearts and minds to the plight of women in the world today. (more...)

RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA to Open This Sunday Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

A friendly reminder that Ring Twice for Miranda, a new play written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob) will officially open this Sunday, February 12th at 6:30pm at New York City Center Stage II. (more...)

Adaptation of Jean Racine's PHEDRE Opening Next Week at Trap Door Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The Trap Door Theatre will present Phedre by Jean Racine, adapted by Paul Schmidt, and directed by Nicole Wiesner, running Thursday, January 5, 2016, through Saturday, February 11, 2016, playing Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM. (more...)

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