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MONA MONAE Brings her Edgy Bouffon Piece to the Montreal Clown Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Priscilla Costa is bringing her edgy, and unconventional one-woman hit, Mona Monae to the Montreal Clown Festival (Les Festival des Clowns de Montreal). This shameless and hilarious romp was a hit of the 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival and is a brave and courageous solo bouffon show that tackles gritty material in a playful way. It's a full plate of sass with an extra side of ass.  A maniacal dance on a tightrope balanced between perversion and Ecstasy, this wild ride has made past audiences howl with pleasure! Mona Monae shows October 1 and 2 at the Mainline Theatre. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse to Present Mike Daisey's THE TRUMP CARD This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces a special engagement of the critically-acclaimed solo piece, The Trump Card, created and performed by Mike Daisey, directed by Isaac Butler, to run October 4 - 9 in the Mandell Weiss Forum. (more...)

Lady Gaga Releases Cover for Upcoming Single, Perfect Illusion'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016 reports that Lady Gaga has returned with the just-revealed cover of her upcoming single, 'Perfect Illusion,' which she tweeted out on Tuesday night (Sept. 6) in advance of the song's release on Friday. (more...)

Golden Thread Celebrate their 20th Anniversary with Comedy Play, OUR ENEMIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Golden Thread Productions, the first American theatre company to focus on the Middle East, continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the West Coast premiere of Yussef El Guindi's humorous and hard-hitting Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat, directed by Founding Artistic Director Torange Yeghiazarian. In this juicy denunciation of the mainstream media machine, struggling writer Gamal hates the way his fellow Arab-Americans represent their culture on American media. (more...)

Mike Daisey's THE TRUMP CARD Now Available for Free Download
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

As previously reported by BroadwayWorld, master monologist and storyteller Mike Daisey has chosen to make his latest theatre piece, THE TRUMP CARD, completely free to download on the Internet and perform without paying royalties. And you can now download the script! (more...)

BURIED CHILD Announces Final Casting, Including Charlotte Hope of GAME OF THRONES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Charlotte Hope (Myranda in Game of Thrones, Allied, A United Kingdom), Jack Fortune (King Lear, Route Irish, Sparkling Cyanide), Barnaby Kay (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Real Thing, Wuthering Heights) and Gary Shelford (Twelfth Night, Angry Young Man) join the previously announced multi award-winning, international star Ed Harris (forthcoming HBO series from J.J. Abrams & Jonathan Nolan; Westworld, Pollock, The Hours and The Truman Show), Golden Globe winner Amy Madigan (Twice in a Lifetime, Roe vs. Wade), and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good) to complete the cast in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child, following a critically acclaimed New York run earlier this year. (more...)

BWW Review: FLOYD COLLINS, Wilton's Music Hall, 28 September 2016
by Gary Naylor - Sep 29, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a remarkable tour-de-force that produces the definitive version of a tricky but utterly compelling piece of musical theatre. (more...)

Pioneering German Artist Thomas Bayrle Makes His Solo Museum Debut in the United States
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) presents a major survey of renowned German artist Thomas Bayrle, opening on November 29, 2016, during Art Basel Miami Beach. Marking the first American museum presentation dedicated to the artist, the exhibition traces Bayrle's exploration of the profoundly complex impact of technology on humans and their environments over the course of his nearly 50-year career and across a range of media including painting, sculpture, video, collage, and installation. A centerpiece of the survey will be Wire Madonna, a newly commissioned and monumental site-specific installation created for ICA Miami's Atrium Gallery. Organized by Deputy Director and Chief Curator Alex Gartenfeld and Assistant Curator Stephanie Seidel, and on view through March 26, 2017, the exhibition marks ICA Miami's final presentation in the landmark Moore Building, as it looks forward to the opening of its new permanent home in the Miami Design District in late 2017. (more...)

Tom Jackson to Receive imagineNATIVE's 2016 August Schellenberg Award of Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival has announced that Cree actor, musician and activist Tom Jackson will receive the 2016 August Schellenberg Award of Excellence. (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...)

One More Week Until THE FORGOTTEN Makes its US debut at Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Raphaelle Boitel, "one of the most remarkable performers on the European visual and physical theater scene," makes her directorial debut with The Forgotten/L'Oublie(e). In it, a woman becomes three women as she searches for the man she loves. Wandering through the ruins of her memory, she encounters moments of Ecstasy, secret dreams, and haunting apparitions. With extraordinary physical prowess, Boitel and her company of six fierce performers fly, soar and plunge to create a parallel world of startling beauty. The Forgotten catapults you into a dreamlike world of flight and fantasy to tell one woman's tale of loss, yearning, and discovery. (more...)

Pontine Theatre Announces 2016-17 Portsmouth Performance Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Now celebrating its 39th Season, Pontine Theatre, a resident company at Strawbery Banke Museum, announces its 2016-17 Performance Series.  Some productions will be presented on the campus of Strawbery Banke Museum and others at select locations in the Greater Seacoast community.  Pontine's season is supported by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.   (more...)

Mike Daisey's THE TRUMP CARD to Return to Woolly Mammoth This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces a third run of The Trump Card by Mike Daisey, directed by Isaac Butler. The Trump Card will run from October 25-30, 2016. This new production follows a sold-out workshop run in June and a sold-out run in August, both at Woolly, and concludes a 13-city national whistlestop tour. (more...)

New Museum Presents Upcoming Season's Exhibition Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

New Museum announced their upcoming exhibition schedule for the 2016-2017 season, which includes Pipilotti Rist, Cheng Ran, My Barbarian, Raymond Pettibon, and A.K. Burns.  (more...)

VIDEO: Michael C. Hall Gives Dramatic Performance of David Bowie's 'Lazarus'; Pre-Order Cast Album Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Last night, Michael C. Hall perfomed David Bowie's 'Lazarus' at the 2016 Mercury Prize ceremony. The song was featured on Bowie's final album Blackstar, which was nominated for a Mercury Prize. (more...)

LAZARUS Original Cast Album to Be Released 10/21; Pre-Order Available 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

As the November 8 UK opening of LAZARUS at London's King Cross Theatre approaches, the cast and band of the original New York production will release their versions of the David Bowie songs from the show as the Lazarus Cast Album October 21 (more...)

United Solo Theatre Festival Presents World Premiere of HEDY! THE LIFE AND INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, is pleased to present HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed by Heather Massie, directed by Joan Kane, on Hedy Lamarr's 102nd Birthday, as part its 7th season at Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St., NYC, on Wednesday, November 9th @ 7:30PM. (more...)

Pontine Theathre Presents FALLING FOR EMILY DICKINSON, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

November 4-6, Pontine Theathre presents Massachusetts storyteller, Jay O'Callahan, in his original production, Falling for Emily Dickinson.  Performances at the New Castle Historical Society Museum are offered on Friday @7pm, Saturday @4pm, and Sunday @2pm.  Advance tickets ($24) are available online at -  Tickets may also be purchased at the door a half-hour prior to each show, based on availability.  For information contact Pontine Theatre: / 603-436-6660.   The New Castle Historical Society Museum is located at 120 Main Street, New Castle NH.  This production is underwritten by Piscataqua Savings Bank. Guest Artist accommodations are provided by Portsmouth's Martin Hill Inn.   (more...)

BWW Blog: Cassandra Hsiao - The Journey Begins: 2016 California Young Playwright Winners Announced
by Guest Blogger: Cassandra Hsiao - Oct 6, 2016

Rewrites. A word that stares writers down as the cursor blinks expectantly. This is the immense task I am facing-and an assignment I would not trade for the world. (more...)

Mike Daisey's Last-Ever Performance of THE TRUMP CARD Will Be Streamed Live from NYC's Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Mike Daisey's acclaimed solo show The Trump Card will return to New York City for one final performance on November 1 at 8pm at Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). (more...)

BWW Review: The Agony and Ecstasy of the Met's New TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 6, 2016

For the sheer magnitude of its singing, there hasn't been anything like the Met's ecstatic new production of TRISTAN UND ISOLDE--seen a week after it opened the season on September 26--in a very long time. (more...)

Guest Blog: Playwright Kemp Powers On ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI...
by Guest Blog: Kemp Powers - Oct 4, 2016

How does one put words into the mouths of titans? It was something I struggled with mightily as I was writing One Night in Miami… At times, I regretted even taking on the challenge of trying to speak in the voices of Muhammad Ali, Sam Cooke, Malcolm X and Jim Brown. But the importance of the special friendship between those men left me with a feeling of obligation to see my attempt through to fruition. (more...)

Stray Cat Theatre Presents THE TRUMP CARD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Mike Daisey takes on the reigning world heavyweight of self-mythologizing, the short-fingered vulgarian who captured a nation's heart through bullying, charm, one-syllable explosions, and occasionally telling the brutal truth: Donald J. Trump. (more...)

Arts Theatre to Present FOLLOW THE FAUN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Follow The Faun brings its unique blend of ancient Bacchanalian rite and participatory theatre to the West End's Arts Theatre. Guided by swirling projections and a banging electronic soundtrack, the audience travel through new worlds and dimensions to experience Ecstasy, transformation, and a serious attack of the giggles. Dress to dance. Expect to sweat. (more...)

English Touring Theatre Announces Casting Update for SILVER LINING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

English Touring Theatre today announces a casting update for the world premiere of Sandi Toksvig's new comedy Silver Lining, a co-production with Rose Theatre Kingston. Sheila Reid plays Gloria, with Rachel Davies as Maureen, Keziah Joseph as Hope, Maggie McCarthy as May, Joanna Munro as June and Amanda Walker as St Michael in the production directed by Rebecca Gatward. It opens at Rose Theatre Kingston on 8 February, before touring to Portsmouth, Oxford, Cambridge, Ipswich, Keswick, York and Salford.   (more...)

Park Theatre Announces Casting for SAVING JASON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Casting has been announced for Park Theatre's new dark comedy Saving Jason, created by the two-time Olivier Award nominated writer of the West End/Broadway hits Glorious! and End of the Rainbow, Peter Quilter. Directed by Steven Dexter, the cast includes Jacques Miche, Tor Clark, Cory Peterson, William Oxborrow, Julie Armstrong and Paddy Navin. Saving Jason will play at Park90, from 2 November until 3 December 2016, with a press night on Monday 7 November, 7pm.  (more...)

by Brodie Paparella - Jul 22, 2016

It's a classic fairy-tale. Boy meets Girl. Girl likes Boy. Girl has abusive boyfriend who thrives on orthodontic agony. Boy has abusive plant who thrives on human blood. Boy feeds boyfriend to plant and becomes world famous. Yeah, in hindsight, it's not exactly your classic fairy-tale. (more...)

The Last Tuesday Society: LA DANSE MACABRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

To all free of mind and feral of heart, you are most warmly invited to join us, The Last Tuesday Society for the most sensational season of lasciviousness. We delve into the delectably decadent in October with the Dance Macabre, our age old & notorious masked ball in celebration of the night that thins the veil, All Hallows' Eve. (more...)

New Probe Developed for Improved High Resolution Measurement of Brain Temperature
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016


The Australian Ballet to Perform the Iconic NIJINSKY for the First Time
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The Australian Ballet is thrilled to unveil its premiere production of John Neumeier's acclaimed Nijinsky.Rarely seen outside Europe and performed by The Australian Ballet for the first time, Nijinsky takes audiences inside the mind of a ballet legend. The work runs in Melbourne from 7 - 17 September, before touring toAdelaide from 14 - 19 October, and to Sydney from 11 - 28 November. (more...)

Kansas City Symphony Reveals 2016-17 Classics Uncorked Series; Tickets on Sale Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

No matter if you like rock or Bach, the Kansas City Symphony's packed 2016-17 season includes a wide array of concerts to satisfy a variety of tastes. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Monday, August 29, 2016
by TV Scoop - Aug 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Monday, August 29, 2016! (more...)

Shuler Hensley, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Emily Padgett & More Join Sutton Foster in New Group's SWEET CHARITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The New Group has announced additional casting for Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season.  Choreographed by Joshua Bergasse and directed by Leigh Silverman, this production features Yesenia Ayala, Darius Barnes, James Brown III, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Shuler Hensley, Sasha Hutchings, Donald Jones, Jr., Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Emily Padgett and Joel Perez, and as previously announced, two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Charity Hope Valentine.  A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays November 2 - December 11 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for Sunday, November 20. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for IMOGEN at Shakespeare's Globe
by Marianka Swain - Aug 8, 2016

Shakespeare's Globe has announced full casting for Matthew Dunster's production of IMOGEN. Award-winning actor Maddy Hill, in the lead role of Imogen, is best known for the recurring role of Nancy Carter in EastEnders (BBC), for which she won Best Newcomer at the National Television Awards in 2015, and Best Newcomer in the British Soap Awards 2014, as well as being nominated for Best Newcomer at the TV Choice Awards 2014. Maddy will be joined by Jonathan McGuinness as Cymbeline, Ira Mandela Siobhan as Posthumus and Matthew Needham as Iachimo. Running from 17 September, Imogen is Shakespeare's Cymbeline renamed and reclaimed. (more...)

BWW Review: YERMA, Young Vic, 4 August 2016
by Marianka Swain - Aug 5, 2016

Australian theatre's 'enfant terrible' Simon Stone, whose 2014 version of Ibsen's The Wild Duck at the Barbican memorably starred a live duck, has returned to take on Lorca's 1934 'tragic poem'. If some of the elemental lyricism has been lost in this updating, which trades rural Spain for contemporary London, it's a small price to pay for a raw, searing work that builds to a shattering climax. (more...)

Robert Browning Previews 2016-17 World Music Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

?Robert Browning, called “the entrepreneur who almost single-handedly created and filled New Yorkers' passion for world music” in the New York Times, begins a new season with traditional and cross-cultural music from various countries around the world, including India, Iran, Mali, Spain, Armenia, Turkey, Ireland, Haiti, and the US. (more...)

Peak Performances to Welcome Raphaelle Boitel in THE FORGOTTEN/L'OUBLIEE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Raphaelle Boitel, "one of the most remarkable performers on the European visual and physical theater scene," makes her directorial debut with The Forgotten/L'Oublie(e). (more...)

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY and More Set for Washington Stage Guild's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Washington Stage Guild announces the 2016-2017 season of our distinctive repertory, an array of eloquent plays of idea and argument, passion and wit-smart theatre for a smart town! (more...)

Edinburgh Fringe Encore Series Returns To New York's SoHo Playhouse
by Michael Dale - Aug 30, 2016

For the 11th year, the Edinburgh Fringe Encore Series will be bringing some of the best of the year's festival productions to New York. (more...)

Country Music Stars Tim McGraw And Little Big Town, Comedians Jay Leno And Jeff Foxworthy Featured In Carnival LIVE's 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016


BWW Review: Mike Daisey Returns to Woolly Mammoth with THE TRUMP CARD
by Jennifer Perry - Aug 3, 2016

Mike Daisey's captivating performance, capably directed by Isaac Butler, is a must-see. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Castanho - My Journey To Become A Triple Threat
by Christopher Castanho - Aug 29, 2016

Striving to be a Musical Theatre performer often means striving to be a triple threat. (For definition of triple threat see: Sutton Foster) As I have been training to be a performer since I was young, there is one particular...threat...that I would feel threatened by (more...)

Irrational Robot Bureau Premieres an Original Adaptation of Euripides' ALCESTIS on 9/16!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

This September, IRRATIONAL ROBOT BUREAU, in collaboration with KTO PRODUCTIONS, presents an original adaptation of ALCESTIS by the Classic Greek tragedian Euripides! (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: THE TRUMP CARD's Mike Daisey as Donald Trump
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2016

Master monologist and storyteller Mike Daisey has chosen to make his latest theatre piece, THE TRUMP CARD, completely free to download on the Internet and perform without paying royalties. (more...)

Chicago's Theater Wit To Produce Mike Daisey's THE TRUMP CARD In October
by Michael Dale - Aug 23, 2016

Master monologist and storyteller Mike Daisey has chosen to make his latest theatre piece, THE TRUMP CARD, completely free to download on the Internet and perform without paying royalties. (more...)

Jermyn Street Theatre Announces Autumn Season of Work by Classic Writers
by Edward Baker - Aug 2, 2016

Comprising works by two luminaries of twentieth century literature, a giant of European Theatre and one of the great English novelists, the season kicks off with Winnie The Pooh creator, A A Milne's 1921 theatrical work The Dover Road, which runs from September 6 to October 1 and is directed by Nichola McAuliffe. The Dover Road, which was first performed in 1921, is a light- hearted comedy set in a mysterious house just off the Dover Road, inhabited by the enigmatic Mr Latimer. Two runaway couples find themselves enjoying the hospitality of a complete stranger, who seems to have an underlying purpose of his own... (more...)

The Pheasantry Announces September Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016


Mike Daisey Offering Everyone Royalty-Free Rights To Perform THE TRUMP CARD
by Michael Dale - Aug 12, 2016

The play will soon be available for anyone to download for free and perform and adapt as they like. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out Trailer & Key Art for New Drama MOONLIGHT
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Opening theatrically in New York and Los Angeles on October 21st, the new film MOONLIGHT stars Naomie Harris, André Holland, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, and Trevante Rhodes (more...)

Kansas City Symphony Sets All-Time Records for Attendance in 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Five seasons after the opening of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the Kansas City Symphony's annual results show the organization is stronger than ever and consistently one of the hottest tickets around. (more...)

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