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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...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Gala Honors Keith Baker's 25 Years As Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre hosts its 30th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, June 3 at 5:00 PM.  The evening honors Keith Baker's 25-year tenure as Artistic Director at BRT and concludes the 30th anniversary season of BRT.  (more...)

BWW Review: A Telenovela Drama Before Your Very Eyes in DESTINY OF DESIRE
by Libby Champion - Mar 30, 2017

Two babies switched at birth, people dying and coming back to life, and girls kissing. Yes, you read the correctly. It may sound strange, but all these things and more come together in the most amazing way in the Garden Theatre's DESTINY OF DESIRE.   (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...)

THE BITTER EARTH World Premiere to Launch NCTC's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

New Conservatory Theatre Center Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker announced the line-up for NCTC's 2017-18 subscription season last night at NCTC's annual Season Announcement Party for subscribers, donors and artists. (more...)

THE LADYKILLERS, OXY & THE MORONS and More Set for Autumn 2017 at New Wolsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

This autumn, the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich will again collaborate with Salisbury Playhouse and Queen's Theatre Hornchurch to produce Graham Linehan's THE LADYKILLERS from Thu 7 to Sat 30 September. (more...)

root9B Holdings Closes Secured Note Financing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

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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...)

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...)

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...)

Cast, Creatives Set for Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Alley Theatre, announces the cast and creative team of the classic drama A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller. A View from the Bridge is the passionate and explosive story of the Carbone family and their Sicilian cousins as they discover that the American dream comes at a price. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Presents First London Revival in 10 years for DOUBT, A PARABLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

There is no evidence. There are no witnesses. But for one, there is no doubt. (more...)

Long Beach Opera Announces its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Long Beach Opera's Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek today announced Long Beach Opera's 2017/18 season. (more...)

RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA to Close at City Center This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Ring Twice for Miranda, the 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 end its limited run at New York City Center Stage II (131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues) on Sunday, April 16th. (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...)

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...)

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...)

WICKED Shows Support for One Billion Rising with Epic Dance Sequence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2017

The company of Broadway's WICKED sent Women's History Month off in style yesterday with an epic dance around the entirety of the Gershwin. The dance uses original choreography to match the song 'Break the Chain'. Check out the Facebook video of the cast dancing through life in their striking Emerald City costumes below! (more...)

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