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Celebrating International Women's Day: Five Fierce Females Who Made Theatre History
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 8, 2017

The question of gender parity in the theatre is a matter that has long been explored within our community. While recent Broadway seasons have taken encouraging steps toward better female representation, both on and offstage, the question of gender equality within the theatre continues to be a hotly debated issue across the theatrical sphere. (more...)

Tony Award Nominee David Garrison Joins Cast for Final Week of Vineyard Theatre's KID VICTORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Tony Award nominee David Garrison (Vineyard's MIDDLETOWN and EIGHT DAYS BACKWARDS) will join the cast of KID VICTORY starting Tuesday, March 14 for the the final week of its run. Garrison replaces Daniel Jenkins who returns to OSLO for the Broadway production. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch New Trailer for Tupuc Shakur Biopic ALL EYEZ ON ME
by Movies News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

A new teaser trailer for the Tupac Shakur biopic ALL EYEZ ON ME was released today. Newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. stars as the legendary rapper who was gunned down in 1996 in Las Vegas, NV. (more...)

IN TRANSIT Cast Recording Will Get April Digital Release!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Janet B. Rosen, producer of Broadway's first a cappella musical IN TRANSIT, just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Recording will be released on Hollywood Records. The original cast album is now available for preorder at Amazon. The album will be available wherever digital music is sold and streamed on Friday, April 28 and wherever CDs are sold on Friday, June 9. (more...)

Liesl Tommy and More to Share Expertise in SHAKESPEARE AND THE RULES OF WAR Panel in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company's Bard Association presents Shakespeare and the Law, its signature discussion series, on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7 St., NW). The Shakespeare and the Law series explores in-depth examinations into the roles of lawyers and legal issues in Shakespeare plays and classical theatre pieces. (more...)

Indian Ranch Announces Two New Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Indian Ranch announced that Huey Lewis and The News will be performing on Saturday, June 24, 2017 and Big & Rich will also be coming to Webster, MA on Sunday, July 9, 2017.  Tickets for both shows go on-sale  Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10 AM at www.indianranch.com.   (more...)

BWW Review: SHE KILLS MONSTERS Slays the Game
by Katherine Waddell - Mar 3, 2017

This past weekend, She Kills Monsters had a short run at Clay High School. Delving into the role-playing world of Dungeons & Dragons, the show follows a young woman's quest to better understand her deceased younger sister, taking place both in real-time and the imaginary world of New Landia. (more...)

SELL/BUY/DATE's Sarah Jones to Emcee 8th Annual Lilly Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The 8th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, will this year be hosted by Tony Award-winning playwright, Sarah Jones, with honorees to be announced soon. (more...)

Odyssey Opera Continues Wilde Opera Nights Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Boston's most original and innovative opera company, Odyssey Opera, continues its Wilde Opera Nights series, a season-long exploration of operatic works inspired by the writings and world of Oscar Wilde. (more...)

Beat the Fare Hike and Ride The Subway For Free Courtesy Of Broadway Hit IN TRANSIT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

IN TRANSIT, Broadway's first ever a cappella musical, and the MTA are teaming up to help audience members travel "Deep Beneath the City" free for one week! From March 27 through March 31, customers who purchase a full price ticket to IN TRANSIT for any performance through April 30 will receive a FREE 7 day unlimited MetroCard. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Today for the Innovative and Critically Acclaimed Complicite Production of THE ENCOUNTER at The Curran Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Curran theater announced that tickets are on sale to the general public beginning today, Wednesday, March 22nd, at 12:00pmPST (Noon) for highly anticipated San Francisco engagement of the Complicite production of The Encounter, Simon McBurney's riveting one-man play where audience members must wear headphones to take part in the journey. Tickets can be purchased at SFCURRAN.com/shows/the-encounter, by calling 415-358-1220, or in person at the Curran Box Office (445 Geary Street). Performances begin Tuesday, April 25, 2017, for a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, May 7, 2017. For more information on The Encounter, visit SFCURRAN.com (more...)

BWW Women in Theater: March 2017
by Lauren Yarger - Mar 22, 2017

Women in theater news for March 2017 (more...)

Hannah Cabell, John Ellison Conlee and More Set for Suzan-Lori Parks' VENUS at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre production of Venus, written by Residency One playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Obie Award-winner Lear deBessonet. (more...)

FUN HOME, ECLIPSED and More Set for Southern Rep Theatre's 31st Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Southern Rep Theatre announces its 2017-2018 Mainstage Season, featuring FUN HOME by Lisa Kron, Music by Jeanine Tesori, Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel; MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon; AND TELL SAD STORIES OF THE DEATH OF QUEENS by Tennessee Williams; ALL THE WAY by Robert Schenkkan; and Eclipsed by Danai Gurira. (more...)

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, FAMILIAR, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE and More on Tap for Guthrie Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Guthrie Theater today announced seven of the nine productions to be offered as part of the theater's 2017-2018 subscription season, including Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Todd Kreidler's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner on the Wurtele Thrust Stage, and Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Danai Gurira's Familiar, Kia Corthron's world premiere adaptation of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People and Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride on the McGuire Proscenium Stage. (more...)

John Kander & Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY Headed to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have just announced that original cast members will record the Kid Victory cast recording on Monday, March 20. Broadway Records is set to release the recording in September, produced by Michael Croiter. (more...)

VIDEO: Danny Glover Leads Passionate Post-Show Dedication at ECLIPSED in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

At yesterday's student matinee of Eclipsed, award-winning actor, humanitarian, and San Francisco native Danny Glover led the powerful post-show dedication. Watch footage of him speak below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Danny Glover Speaks at ECLIPSED in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

At yesterday's student matinee of Eclipsed, award-winning actor, humanitarian, and San Francisco native Danny Glover led the powerful post-show dedication. Scroll down for photos from his appearance, and click here to watch footage! (more...)

Cast Set for SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU in Rep at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced casting for NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia's SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU, presented in repertory and directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and former NYTW 2050 Fellow Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. (more...)

Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR, AN OCTOROON Encore and More Set for Woolly Mammoth Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has announced its 2017-2018 season, which features six provocative plays that will lean into the current moment, speak truth to power, and galvanize conversations about the social and political questions gripping our country. (more...)

Jesse J. Perez and Nikkole Salter to Lead MACBETH, Helmed by Liesl Tommy, at STC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Macbeth, directed by Tony Award-nominee Liesl Tommy and featuring Jesse J. Perez as Macbeth and Nikkole Salter as Lady Macbeth. The show will run April 25-May 28 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 1st, 2017 - SWEENEY TODD, ALL THE FINE BOYS, MISS SAIGON and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 1, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: London's immersive SWEENEY TODD bows this evening at Barrow Street, ALL THE FINE BOYS, starring Abigail Breslin, opens Off-Broadway, and MISS SAIGON lands at its original Broadway home this evening! (more...)

Centric Premieres ECLIPSED: BEHIND THE CURTAIN with Playwright Danai Gurira
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Tune in for a dose of Black Girl Magic as Centric premieres "Eclipsed: BEHIND THE CURTAIN"!  This 90-minute, 3-part documentary series chronicles the ascent and realization of "Eclipsed" - a Broadway play written, directed and performed all by women of African descent, including Danai Gurira (star of "The Walking Dead"). (more...)

Vail Home Goes To Market For $34 Million, Setting New High Mark For Custom Luxury Home Offering In Vail Village
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

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ECLIPSED Playwright Danai Gurira and More Will Be Feted in 'VISIONARY VOICES' Gala in Ojai
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The Ojai Playwrights Conference announced today performers and honorees for its 20th Anniversary Benefit Gala - 'Celebrating 20 Years of Visionary Voices' Scheduled for Saturday, April 8, 2017, the Benefit begins at 4:00pm at Matilija Auditorium with an extraordinary event created especially for this evening. (more...)

Liesl Tommy to Direct PASS OVER at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces acclaimed director Liesl Tommy, who received a Tony nomination for her direction of Eclipsed by Danai Gurira on Broadway, will direct Steppenwolf's world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu. The cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill and Cliff Chamberlain with one remaining role to be announced. (more...)

Intiman Announces New Executive Director Phillip Chavira
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

As Intiman Theatre grows its staff, the organization announces a new Executive Director position to work alongside other leadership, including the new Co-Curator position. Intiman is thrilled to announce that Phillip Chavira will be filling this new role. (more...)

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Feb 23, 2017

Suffused with grief and unrequited love, Twelfth Night is often played as an anti-comedy - more melancholy than mirthful. Not so in Simon Godwin's brash, gender-bending, utterly joyful rendering, which takes loss as a cue to embrace life. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center Adds Two Shows to Starry MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center has announced two added performances of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery masterpiece, Murder on the Orient Express, running March 14 - April 2, 2017. Additional performances are scheduled for March 22 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Yale Rep Concludes 50th Anniversary Season with World Premiere of MARY JANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) concludes its 50th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of MARY JANE by Amy Herzog, directed by Anne Kauffman, April 28 through May 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Friday, May 5. (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for Tupac Shakur Biopic ALL EYEZ ON ME Is Here
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

A new trailer for the Tupac Shakur biopic ALL EYEZ ON ME was released today. Newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. stars as the legendary rapper who was gunned down in 1996 in Las Vegas, NV. The film, set to hit theaters on June 16th, is directed by Benny Boom. (more...)

Sylvan Winds Announce Final Concert of 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The Sylvan Winds announce the final concert of the 2016-17 Season celebrating music, culture, and history. Performing in historic and notable New York City buildings and performance venues, the ensemble creates imaginative and informative programs that complement the environs of each space.    (more...)

Tony Winners Tapped for THE SILK CRANE Creative Team Aboard Princess Cruises
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Princess Cruises and Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) today announced the creative team for the third show in its exclusive partnership, The Silk Crane.  (more...)

Photo Flash: LPTW Honor Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Liesl Tommy and More at 2017 Awards Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

On Friday, March 31, 2017, The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is pleased to recognize the talents of six outstanding women: Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Lilieana Blain-Cruz, Liesl Tommy, Jess Chayes and Emily Simoness. (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, Shakespeare's Globe
by Kelly McElroy - Apr 28, 2017

If there was controversy surrounding the use of light and sound at the Globe Theatre, the opening production of Emma Rice's second and final season as Artistic Director can only fuel the multi-hued fire. Romeo and Juliet directed by ENO's Daniel Kramer is an irreverent feast of colour and music but at times misses the truth and beauty of Shakespeare's timeless story. (more...)

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for April 27: The Mighty Mouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

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Photo Flash: First Look at Zainab Jah and More in VENUS at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Signature Theatre presents Venus, written by Residency One playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Obie Award-winner Lear deBessonet. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Zainab Jah and company onstage below! (more...)

Drama Desk Award-Winning TADA! Youth Theater will Present NEW YORK, NEW YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Drama Desk Award-winning TADA! Youth Theater will present NEW YORK, NEW YEAR A New Musical, from April 29 - May 21, 2017.  Based on the original concept by GARY BAGLEY, NEW YORK, NEW YEAR has book by CHRISTINA FRANKLIN, music by MICHAEL MULDER & lyrics by GARY BAGLEY, with additional lyrics by MATTHEW GREGORY. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NUNSENSE: THE TV SERIES Celebrates Sinfully Funny Launch
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 25, 2017

Dan Goggin's internationally acclaimed musical sensation, Nunsense, premiered the sinfully funny pilot episode of 'Nunsense: The TV Series' online, today, April 25, 2017. The new series, which features stars of stage and screen, is now available at www.nunsensetv.com. The pilot was shot at a former monastery in Union City, New Jersey. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the premiere below! (more...)

Synchronicity Theatre to Stage Regional Debut of Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Synchronicity Theatre will present the regional premiere of Danai Gurira's historic Eclipsed, which tracks the lives of five Liberian women and their tales of survival near the end of the Second Liberian Civil War. (more...)

LEIDY CHURCHMAN at Mary Boone Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

On 4 May 2017, Mary Boone Gallery will open at its Fifth Avenue location Kindly Bent to Ease Us by LEIDY CHURCHMAN. The exhibition of new  work is shown in collaboration with Janice Guy and is curated by Piper Marshall. (more...)

Vodi's Crowdfunding Round Reaches More Than $60,000 Raised in One Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

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CTG Announces Partnerships with Royal Court, National Theatre, Second Stage, Danai Gurira and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie announced separate co-commissioning partnerships with four internationally renowned theatres. (more...)

Theater of War to Address Racial Injustice, Gun Violence, Mental Health and More with Over 65 Events Worldwide
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In an unprecedented effort to bring arts-based public health projects to communities around the U.S. and globally, Theater of War Productions is partnering with government, community, and educational organizations to stage over 65 events in 2017, in more than 20 cities worldwide. (more...)

BWW Review: Pointless Theatre's .d0t:: A ROTOPLASTIC BALLET Brings Futurism to Life
by Barbara Johnson - Apr 14, 2017

If you've ever dreamed of seeing Lin-Manuel Miranda collaborate with Daft Punk, Pointless Theatre's .d0t:: A ROTOPLASTIC BALLET may be the closest you'll get. Heavily inspired by Italian futurist artist Fortunato Depero, the show incorporates masterful puppetry, visuals like a pop-up book brought to life, and clever hip-hop musical verses written and delivered by Navid Azeez. It's a lot of ideas wrapped up in one experience, but they cohere beautifully. (more...)

Don Your Habits! NUNSENSE: THE TV SERIES Sets Premiere Date
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Dan Goggin's internationally acclaimed musical sensation, Nunsense will premiere the sinfully funny pilot episode of 'Nunsense: The TV Series' online, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The new series, which features stars of stage and screen, can be viewed starting at 12:01 AM at www.nunsensetv.com. The pilot was shot at a former monastery in Union City, New Jersey. Check out a trailer for the show below! (more...)

ISG Index: Global Commercial Sourcing Market up 12% in 1Q
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

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Sergio Trujillo Brings Underground World of Buenos Aires to A.R.T. in ARRABAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present Arrabal, with a book written by John Weidman, music by Gustavo Santaolalla / Bajofondo, choreographed by Julio Zurita, and directed and co-choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

Breaking News: Last Stop! Broadway's IN TRANSIT to Catch Final Express Train This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Just in, Broadway's first a cappella musical In Transit will play its final performance on Sunday, April 16, 2017 after playing 36 preview and 145 regular performances at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street). (more...)

TCG Publishes Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

TCG has just published an exciting line-up of new plays from Stephen Adly Guirgis, David Lindsay-Abaire, Danai Gurira, Wallace Shawn, and Anne Washburn. Scroll down for details! (more...)

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