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HEDWIG National Tour Kicks Off in Darren Criss's Hometown This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

A friendly reminder! Darren Criss and Lena Hall will launch the highly anticipated National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, reprising their critically-acclaimed performances at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco (October 2-30) and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles (November 1-27). (more...)

BWW Recap: WESTWORLD Shows Us Who We Could Be
by Jessica Naftaly - Oct 9, 2016

Episode 2 of Westworld just aired on HBO and, along with tonight's presidential debate, leaves us questioning humanity. In what is an even further step above its pilot and its ability to explore these complex questions and cultural infrastructures through it's narrative, Westworld continues to shine as creatively intelligent and mindfully captivating. This episode, entitled “Chesnut” explores the hosts and their humanity. What is humanity? What is it to remember? What is it to think or to feel? What is morality and how does it define us? As the hosts start recalling their past lives, the paths the guests choose to take in Westworld will be of dire consequence.  (more...)

Debuts of HBO's DIVORCE, INSECURE Now Available to Stream Ahead of Sunday Premieres
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

For viewers who can't wait until this weekend to check out the new HBO comedy series DIVORCE and INSECURE and the second episode of the new drama series WESTWORLD, special advance premieres of Sunday night's episodes are all available to stream right now via HBO NOW and HBO GO (more...)

National Theatre Live Broadcasts THE DEEP BLUE SEA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

National Theatre Live presents the international broadcast of Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea tonight, October 6, 2016. (more...)

Ghost Hampton Ready for Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

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BWW Recap: There's 'No More Pretending' on WESTWORLD
by Jessica Naftaly - Oct 31, 2016

“Contrapasso,” the title of Episode 5 of WESTWORLD refers to the concept in Dante's Inferno that every sinner should see an equally fitting punishment for their crime as the one they had committed. As guests continually exercise their id and indulge in depravity and the hosts who are victims of said indulgence start gaining consciousness and pushing back, they may find their own ring of hell at the end of their vacation. Everyone this week faces their demons and sees justice, in whatever form that maybe. For the more unsavory workers and guests of Westworld and their instinctually detached approach to the hosts from a more voyeuristic perspective, they will find an equally fitting end to their equally horrifying “sins”. For those with purer intentions and good hearts, they will battle against the sin exercising all around them and tempting them in to struggle in the search for a haven. “Contrapasso” is all about ones actions and the due retribution they will face, allowing the characters to reach a beautiful climax as the world and the balance starts shifting for them, be it in the positive or negative light. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Oklahoma (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh and More Among November Lineup at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Jewish Museum continues its fall 2016 slate of lectures, discussions, and events in November with Wish You Were Here: Golda Meir portrayed by award-winning actress Tovah Feldshuh, in conversation with the Jewish Museum's Jens Hoffmann; and noted architect and critic Kenneth Frampton discussing the Maison de Verre (The Glass House), Pierre Chareau's signature building in Paris.  (more...)

Critic's Choice: Get Your Halloween Fix at the Theater This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 27, 2016

Have you decided on your Halloween costume yet? You better get to work since it's only four days until the big night is upon us and you won't want to caught with your pants down, so to speak. May we respectfully suggest a trip to your local, neighborhood theater? Not only will you be entertained, transformed and transported - we're willing to be on this happening - but you'll also probably get some great costume ideas in the process! And there is the added bonus that the theater company might be in the business of renting out costumes which would make your efforts even easier than you first thought… (more...)

Moate One Act Drama Festival Debuts This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

This year Tuar Ard in conjunction with Moate Action Group is delighted to host the Moate One Act Drama Festival for the first time as part of All-Ireland One-Act Drama Circuit. (more...)

Current Harbor and Brooklyn Studios for Dance Present '59RPM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

'59RPM, A dance theater whirlwind playfully puncturing the bubble gum veneer of nostalgic American Pop madness, vividly illuminating and dissecting the violent and dark currents beneath the seemingly sugary tunes of 1959. Presented by Current Harbor and Brooklyn Studios for Dance. (more...)

Arturo O'Farrill Coaches Students at NYC's Mission Society Music Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

On October 18th, Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) Founder and multiple Grammy Award winner Arturo O'Farrill visited the New York City Mission Society's flagship community center, Minisink, in Harlem to coach students in an innovative music program, Global Rhythms In Our Tribe (GRIOT). (more...)

Salisbury Playhouse and Living Spit to Stage FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Salisbury Playhouse and Bristol-based Living Spit present a new comedy adaptation with songs of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Buckland Theatre's LUV
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Today, Buckland Theatre Company has announced casting for LUV, the company's second production at PARK90 at Park Theatre. Directed by Gary Condes, Nick Barber will play Milt, Elsie Bennett will play Ellen and Charles Dorfman will play Harry. Written by Murray Schisgal (best known for co-writing the screenplay for Tootsie), LUV premiered on Broadway in 1964 directed by Mike Nichols and was Tony nominated for Best Play and Best Author. LUV will play at PARK90 from 8 Decemberuntil 7 January with an official press night on 13 December. (more...)

Current Harbor and Brooklyn Studios for Dance Present '59RPM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2016

'59RPM, A dance theater whirlwind playfully puncturing the bubble gum veneer of nostalgic American Pop madness, vividly illuminating and dissecting the violent and dark currents beneath the seemingly sugary tunes of 1959. Presented by Current Harbor and Brooklyn Studios for Dance. (more...)

HEDWIG's Darren Criss Will Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Actor, musician and Emmy-nominated composer, Darren Criss, will make his Feinstein's at the Nikko debut for one performance only - Wednesday, November 30 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Present YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

"Follow your bliss" is the order of the day when Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) presents the uproarious comedy, You Can't Take It With You, directed by CCCT Artistic Director Marilyn Langbehn, from November 11 through December 4. (more...)

Entertain with Cranberries and Share Your Favorite Friendsgiving Moments For a Chance to Win $4,000 in Prizes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Friendsgiving, the alter-ego to Thanksgiving and the holiday undoubtedly supported by millennials, continues to grow in popularity as it adds a new spin on the traditional celebration. For many, Friendsgiving is becoming the social event that cannot be missed. Millennials are breaking the mold by transforming sit-downs into potlucks, roasted turkey into turkey meatballs and mom's cranberries into sophisticated cranberry cocktails. The Cranberry Marketing Committee(CMC) acknowledges the importance of this occasion, and is kicking-off its second annual Cranberry Friendsgiving Photo Contest from October 17 December 19. The contest offers $4,000 in prizes for the most unique and special ways cranberries are enjoyed and incorporated in holiday food, beverages and dcor on social media with #FriendsgivingCranberryContest, and then uploaded at CranberryFriendsgiving.com. (more...)

BWW Recap: 'Dear, Dear! How Queer Everything Is' on WESTWORLD
by Jessica Naftaly - Oct 16, 2016

The third episode of WESTWORLD, entitled “The Stray,” sheds light on both the past and future of the park and its inhabitants. While we are allowed a closer look at the history of the creation of the hosts, we begin to realize just how much that history is responsible for what they are quickly becoming. Sentience, as always, as well as consciousness, is the ultimate question, for understanding and awakening are traits we attribute to life and the human experience. While we, as an audience, automatically begin to personify the hosts and connect with them from a story perspective, as they are most of our eyes into this world, the guests and those that run Westworld must combat their want for ignorance with their indifference to the truth about the hosts and what said indifference says about them.  (more...)

VONNEGUT, USA Premieres Tonight at Atwater Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Next Arena (TNA) presents the World Premiere production of Vonnegut, USA, an adaptation of five Kurt Vonnegut short stories by TNA's artistic director, Scott Rognlien. (more...)

John Singer Sargent Programs to Feature Tessa Murdoch, Kathleen Gilje & More at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

In conjunction with its new exhibition, John Singer Sargent's Mrs. Carl Meyer and Her Children, the Jewish Museum will present a series of public programs, including a lecture by scholar Tessa Murdoch, great-granddaughter of Adele Meyer, subject of Sargent's bravura painting, on January 26; and a conversation with exhibition co-curator Norman Kleeblatt and artist Kathleen Gilje on October 27.  (more...)

POISON to Make English World Premiere at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Origin Theatre Company, which specializes in introducing some of Europe's most compelling contemporary playwrights to New York audiences in brand new productions, presents the English world premiere of the internationally acclaimed play "Poison" by Dutch playwright Lot Vekemans. (more...)

BWW TV: Susan Moniz of FUN HOME National Tour
by Jeffrey Kare - Oct 12, 2016

Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from October 25th-30th is the national touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'The Stray' Episode of WESTWORLD on HBO
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

 On the next episode of WESTWORLD on HBO titled 'The Stray' - Elsie (Shannon Woodward) and Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth) head into the hills in pursuit of a missing host. (more...)

BWW Recap: Everyone Takes the Red Pill on WESTWORLD
by Jessica Naftaly - Nov 7, 2016

Over half way through the first season of HBO's WESTWORLD and we have decidedly taken the red pill. In Episode 6, entitled “The Adversary,” the stakes are raised as both hosts and humans become aware of the true nature of their reality. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Oklahoma (more...)

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Adds Broadway & TV Star Darren Criss to 25th Annual 'NIGHT OF STARS'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts today announced a major new addition to its 25th Anniversary NIGHT OF STARS, which will be presented on Saturday, February 11, at 7 pm.  Darren Criss, perhaps best known for his years co-starring in the TV hit Glee, is replacing the previously announced Patti LuPone, who is opening on Broadway this spring in the new musical War Paint.   (more...)

BWW Recap: Everything Must Be Burned Clean on WESTWORLD
by Jessica Naftaly - Nov 28, 2016

WESTWORLD's penultimate episode entitled 'The Well-Tempered Clavier' just aired last night and as we head into the finale of the first season, the show proves it's not holding back any of its punches. The show has certainly taken on a bigger life in the online community with fan theorizing and discussion and WESTWORLD does what most shows should follow suit in revealing answers to questions the fans are asking and are already forming their own answers to. By doing so, they avoid the probable let down in the future that comes with an anticlimactic reveal of something the consumers have been building up in their heads for so long in such a grandiose way that the final product could never hold a candle to what they were imagining it to be. They also prove that the show overall, as a narrative and a piece of thematic storytelling, isn't about the twists, despite their existence in the narrative. They exist, but as the theories prove by being completely true, the information was all there from the beginning and the questions about consciousness, autonomy, and humanity are the real grounding force of the epic scale drama that is WESTWORLD. (more...)

BWW Recap: Massive Fan Theory Confirmed on Action-Packed WESTWORLD
by Jessica Naftaly - Nov 21, 2016

Only two more episodes of WESTWORLD left and the jam-packed show only intensifies with each week! This week Thandie Newton once again flexes her incredible acting muscles as Maeve truly begins taking control of her own narrative, some of our most asked questions begin to get answered, and the show confirms one of the most talked about theories surrounding it since the season started airing.  (more...)

Guest Blog: Gary Condes On Absurdism, Nostalgia and LUV at Park Theatre
by Guest Blogger: Gary Condes - Nov 18, 2016

LUV is by Murray Schisgal, best known for writing the screenplay for Tootsie, and it first premiered on Broadway in 1964, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Alan Arkin, Eli Wallach, and Anne Jackson. It won a number of Tony awards and later in the run made a star of Gene Wilder. (more...)

VIDEO: Buckland Theatre Company's LUV at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

LUV is a 1960s riotous celebration of the absurd lengths we go to when struck down with the terrible affliction known as love. After reuniting one fateful night, old school pals Milt and Harry uncover each other's miserable life stories before hatching a plan to find their happily-ever-afters. (more...)

POISON Makes English World Premiere at Theatre Row Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Origin Theatre Company, which specializes in introducing some of Europe's most compelling contemporary playwrights to New York audiences in brand new productions, presents the English world premiere of the internationally acclaimed play 'Poison' by Dutch playwright Lot Vekemans. (more...)

Scoop: WESTWORLD on HBO - November 2016 Episodes
by TV Scoop - Nov 1, 2016

Get all the scoop on WESTWORLD on HBO - November 2016 Episodes (more...)

New Tampa Players Announces Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept album before its Broadway debut in 1971. The musical is sung-through, with no spoken dialogue. (more...)

Scoop: GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC - Thursday, March 23, 2017
by - Mar 6, 2017

Get all the scoop on GREY'S ANATOMY, airing on ABC on Thursday, March 23, 2017! (more...)

Stefan Lanfer's PRUDENCE Gets Staged Reading with Emerson Theater Collaborative
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Emerson Theatre Collaborative (ETC) and Otis Library announce a staged reading of Stefan Lanfer's new play, Prudence on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room of Otis Library, 261 Main Street, Norwich, CT. (more...)

Martin and Jean Shafiroff Host Annual Gala Kick Off Party for the New York City Mission Society's Annual Champions for Children Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Author and Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and Martin Shafiroff hosted a reception on Tuesday night to announce the honorees at the New York City Mission Society's annual Champions for Children Gala on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Mandarin Oriental NY. This year's honorees are legendary actress and singer Diahann Carroll, entrepreneur Don Peebles, and three lifetime members of the Mission Society's Board of Directors: actress and philanthropist Dina Merrill Hartley, whose family has supported the Mission Society for four generations; Lloyd W. Brown, II; and, LTC Francis W. Kairson, Jr. (Ret). (more...)

Martin and Jean Shafiroff Host Annual Gala Kick Off Party for the New York City Mission Society's Annual Champions for Children
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Author and Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and Martin Shafiroff hosted a reception last night to announce the honorees at the New York City Mission Society's annual Champions for Children Gala on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Mandarin Oriental NY. This year's honorees are legendary actress and singer Diahann Carroll, entrepreneur Don Peebles, and three lifetime members of the Mission Society's Board of Directors: actress and philanthropist Dina Merrill Hartley, whose family has supported the Mission Society for four generations; Lloyd W. Brown, II; and, LTC Francis W. Kairson, Jr. (Ret). (more...)

The Jewish Museum Presents FOCUS ON JOHN SINGER SARGENT PAINTING And TAKE ME (I'M YOURS)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Jewish Museum's 2017 slate of lectures, discussions, and events begins in January with a lecture by curator Tessa Murdoch of the Victoria and Albert Museum, and a discussion featuring contemporary artists Uri Aran and Ian Cheng.  Other highlights include an adult studio art workshop and gallery discussions on specific themes and topics related to current exhibitions. (more...)

Jean Shafiroff Kicks Off NYC Mission Society Annual Gala Planning
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

On Tuesday, January 24, philanthropist Jean Shafiroff brought together several dozen supporters of the New York City Mission Society to begin planning for the annual Champions for Children Gala. Jean Shafiroff will again chair the benefit, which will be held on April 5 at the Mandarin Hotel. (more...)

'Trainspotting' Author Irvine Welsh Says Trump's Presidency Causes 'Bleak Dystopia'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Scottish writer, Irvine Welsh, the author of 'Trainspotting', claims a 'bleak dystopia' as a result of Trump's Presidency and Britain's Brexit vote. (more...)

Winter Film Awards Will Honor Elsie Martinez-Ginsberg as 2017 Patron of the Cinema
by Movies News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Native New Yorker Elsie Martinez-Ginsberg, founder of both TwitchTwitch Productions and the Macabre Faire Film Festival, will be honored with the 2017 Patron of the Cinema Award at the 6th annual Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: LIE, CHEAT AND GENUFLECT by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - Jan 19, 2017

It's like 'Some Like It Hot' meets 'Nuns on the Run!' (more...)

New Jack The Ripper Musical LIGHT & SHADOW to be Presented in Indianapolis
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

No witnesses. No evidence. All that remains are the chilling photographs of the victims. How do you root out a killer? (more...)

BWW Album Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Shines a Light on the Teenage Soul
by Remy Holzer - Feb 3, 2017

If you grew up as a lover of musical theater, especially in those dark years before BroadwayCon, it's likely that your high-school years were not among your best. Of course, high school can be hard for teenagers with other musical tastes, too. Amid growing public awareness of teenage violence, suicide, and depression, and with scientific studies confirming that the brains of teenagers are basically chaos machines, DEAR EVAN HANSEN has turned a spotlight on these issues, and audiences have responded warmly and gratefully. In the story, alienated teen Evan Hansen, who leads a lonely life with his hardworking single mother, has no real friends in high school; neither does another, still more troubled student, Connor Murphy, whose sister Zoe is the unwitting object of Evan's affections. When Connor commits suicide, a series of misunderstandings prompts Evan to pass himself off as Connor's best friend, an identity that gains him access to Connor's intact family, privileged lifestyle, and especially his lovely sister. This charade creates tensions and complications that lead, ultimately, to the truth. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dear Friends Celebrate Laura Benanti's Baby Shower at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

This weekend, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steve Baruch and the partners at Feinstein's/54 Below generously threw Broadway favorite, Laura Benanti, a baby shower!  (more...)

VIDEO: 2016 Highlight: Cynthia Erivo Joins DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Benj Pasek & Justin Paul for 'You Will Be Found'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

At this year's Elsie Fest, Cynthia Erivo (THE COLOR PURPLE) took to the stage with Tony nominated composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul to perform the moving DEAR EVAN HANSEN Act One closing number 'You Will Be Found.' (more...)

Johann Strauss Operetta DIE FLEDERMAUS to Play Light Opera Works This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Light Opera Works presents the Johann Strauss operetta DIE FLEDERMAUS (in English) with a 30-piece orchestra, December 26, 2016- January 1, 2017, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston. (more...)

BWW Review: LUV, Park Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Dec 14, 2016

Buckland Theatre Co. return to Park 90, following their critically acclaimed production Some Girl(s), with their revival of 1960s Broadway hit LUV, a comical look at the enduring struggle to get to grips with the meaning of love. It provides some welcome variety from the more festive offerings over the Christmas period. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Buckland Theatre Company's LUV, Opening Tonight at PARK90
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Buckland Theatre Company presents LUV, the company's second production at PARK90 at Park Theatre now until 7 January, with an official press night tonight 13 December. Directed by Gary Condes, Nick Barber will play Milt, Elsie Bennett will play Ellen and Charles Dorfman will play Harry. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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