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Based on the novel by Jane Austen

Emma (or Emma: A Play in Two Acts about Emma Goldman, American Anarchist, its full title) is a play by historian and playwright Howard Zinn (1922–2010). It was first performed in 1976.


NO MAN'S LAND Leads September's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

The capital is never short of theatre temptations, whether big West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From two theatrical titans taking on Pinter to the RSC in London and an unusual dining experience, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews... (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Rehearsals have begun for the highly anticipated major new musical theatre adaptation of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, created by Julian Fellowes, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Premiering at Theatre Royal Plymouth from 8 October 2016, the production will then open at The Lowry in Salford and Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, prior to London's West End. (more...)

BWW Preview: Coachella Valley Repertory's Big Plans and its Upcoming Season
by Audrey Liebross - Aug 30, 2016

Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep) has been nominated for 29 Desert Theatre League star awards for the 2015-16 season. It has just obtained an option on the IMAX theater on Route 111 in Cathedral City. It has also announced its 2016-17 season. (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Kenneth Branagh
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Kenneth Branagh completes his company's first year-long Garrick residency by starring in John Osborne's The Entertainer - once more following in the footsteps of Laurence Olivier. The production is currently in previews, opening to press tonight, and plays until 12 November. It will also be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on 27 October. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Presents STILL By Jen Silverman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to open its 2016-17 Season, exploring "Flesh and Blood," with the Midwest premiere drama STILL by Jen Silverman, directed by Co-Artistic Director Georgette Verdin*, playing September 29 - October 30, 2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Winner of the 2013 Yale Drama Series Award, STILL is a profoundly oblique journey through womanhood, grief and the triumph of saying goodbye, Tickets are currently available at www.interrobangtheatre.org. The press opening is Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Getting in the Zone: Pre-Performance Rituals
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Aug 29, 2016

Whether it be a physical warm up, group bonding, or prayer, everyone has something they do to center themselves and get "in the zone" before a performance. Whether it is an intentional ritual that you are superstitious over, or just something that makes you feel good, everyone has at least one thing. (more...)

Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin Plays Solo Debut and Lang Lang in Beethoven
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven's Symphony No. 5; Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta; and Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre, for Trumpet and Orchestra, featuring Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin in his Philharmonic solo debut, Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. Alan Gilbert and the Orchestra will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, with Lang Lang as soloist; Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta; and Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre, with Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin as soloist, Thursday, October 6, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 7 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, October 8 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Theatre Philadelphia Announces 2016 Barrymore Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Theatre Philadelphia has announced the nominees for the 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. (more...)

Dan Stevens as 'The Prince' & More Photos from Disney's Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!
by Movies News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The film's co-producer Jack Morrissey turned to Facebook to share behind-the-scenes photos of the cast, including Luke Evans (Gaston) Josh Gad (LeFou) and Dan Stevens (the Prince/Beast). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 27, 2016
by - Aug 27, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Spotlight Theatre Presents SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2016

What really happened last summer on the beaches of Cabeza de Lobo where young Sebastian Venable mysteriously died?  Catharine Holly knows, but Sebastian's mother Violet will go to any length to keep the truth hidden forever.  Suspenseful and shocking, this is Tennessee Williams at his most poetic and revelatory. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/27/2016
by - Aug 27, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/27/2016. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company to Present Staged Reading of HAMLET Featuring Finn Wittrock
by Nora Dominick - Aug 26, 2016

Shakespeare & Company will present a staged reading of William Shakespeare's masterpiece, Hamlet,  on Saturday, October 8th at 7pm. Featuring Finn Wittrock of American Horror Story and The Big Short, and other special guests, the reading will be presented in the Tina Packer Playhouse, and will be directed by Kevin G. Coleman, Shakespeare & Company's Director of Education and a 2016 Tony Award nominee. (more...)

BWW Review: New Line Theatre's Superb TELL ME ON A SUNDAY
by Chris Gibson - Aug 26, 2016

TELL ME ON A SUNDAY has an interesting history, being conceived by Tim Rice as a TV series initially. Frequent collaborator and composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, later took the project to lyricist Don Black, and a lovely one act musical resulted. Though changes have occurred over the years with how it's been utilized (acting as the first part of the show SONG AND DANCE), and with song choices that have come and gone, this production by New Line Theatre is probably the closest you'll find to its original vision. Sparked by some of Webber's most gorgeous material (it occasionally reminds me of vintage Burt Bacharach at times, and I mean that in the best possible way), and laced with Black's amusing and often biting lyrical content, it radiates perfection under Mike Dowdy-Windsor's direction, and in the process, provides actress Sarah Porter with an excellent vehicle to showcase her exceptional talents. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lea Michele, John Stamos & More In New SCREAM QUEENS Character Portraits
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

An over-the-top, biting satire, SCREAM QUEENS is part black comedy, part SLASHER flick and a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder...or could easily be the next victim. (more...)

John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR to Play TheatreWorks This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 47th season with the regional premiere of a wry romantic comedy Outside Mullingar. (more...)

GYPSY to Open Next Month at Gallery Players
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Gallery Players announces its first show of its 50th season with the award-winning show, Gypsy. Featuring a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Gypsy is a show not just for "Some People" but for everyone.  (more...)

LIFE ACCORDING TO SAKI Wins 2016 Best of Edinburgh Award at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation is proud to announce the winner of this year's The Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, the highest honor at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  The winner of The Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award was announced at the closing ceremonies of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on Friday, August 26th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Josh Gad and More in Stills from Disney's Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Movies News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

A Spanish BEAUTY AND THE BEAST fan site -- La Bella y la Bestia de Disney -- has revealed a couple of amazing behind-the-scenes stills from Disney's upcoming live-action remake of the classic animated film. (more...)

Sam Mendes In Talks to Direct Live-Action JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH for Disney
by Movies News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Sam Mendes is in “very early” discussions with Walt Disney Studios to helm a live-action version of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. (more...)

Bellevue Little Theatre Opens Season with THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Bellevue Little Theatre will open the 48th season with Meredith Willson's classic musical  'The Music Man' on Friday Sept. 16. This production will run for three week-ends, closing on Sunday Oct. 2. Showtimes are 7:30 PM Friday and Saturday evenings and 2 PM on Sundays.   (more...)

Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin to Make Solo Debut with the New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven's Symphony No. 5; Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta; and Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre, for Trumpet and Orchestra, featuring Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin in his Philharmonic solo debut, Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Paramount Television and Anonymous Content Acquire Rights to Hilde Lysiak's Forthcoming Four Book Series HILDE CRACKS THE CASE
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have optioned the rights to 9 year-old reporter Hilde Lysiak's forthcoming book series “Hilde Cracks the Case” (Scholastic, Fall 2017). Inspired by true news stories that Hilde Lysiak has broken throughout her aspiring career as a journalist, the mystery series stars Hilde along with her older sister Izzy, her sidekick/newspaper photographer, as the two girls stop at nothing to uncover the truth. The deal also includes Lysiak's life story rights. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/24/2016 - THE LIFE OF THE PARTY in San Fran!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 24, 2016

Today's big news: WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT's producers and playwright chat it up at The Drama Book Shop, and THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, starring Andrew Lippa, opens in San Francisco! (more...)

CSO Chamber Players to Perform 2016-2017 Season Christ Church Cathedral
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announces a new location for its 2016- 2017 CSO Chamber Players series. The four-concert series will take place at Christ Church Cathedral, Fourth and Sycamore, downtown Cincinnati. Seating will be configured in the venue to allow for up-close intimate chamber concert experiences. The CSO Chamber Players series offers a more intimate space for audiences to experience the individual and collaborative artistry of CSO musicians up-close. This season the CSO Chamber Players will present concerts on Nov. 11, 2016, Jan. 6, 2017, Feb. 3, 2017, and May 12, 2017. (more...)

TheatreWorks' Robert Kelley Receives Palo Alto Honors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley was the star of the show for a change - receiving proclamations on Monday, August 22 from both the City of Palo Alto's Mayor Pat Burt, and Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, acknowledging his significant contributions to the community. (more...)

Studio71 Announces New Series RUSH: INSPIRED BY BATTLEFIELD, Debuting on go90
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Studio71 (S71), the digital entertainment company and multichannel network of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, today announced a groundbreaking digital series inspired by Battlefield (more...)

Prime Cut Productions Set to Present SCORCH At The Everyman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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New York Philharmonic Announces Free Insights at the Atrium Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The New York Philharmonic has announced the 2016-17 season's Insights at the Atrium series, free events exploring themes of the Philharmonic's concert season through multimedia lectures, conversations, and panel discussions. Expanding to eight events this season, Insights at the Atrium has gained in popularity since its inception in 2011, helping thousands of audience members delve more deeply into the music, musicians, and ideas featured in the Philharmonic's season through a dynamic and accessible forum. All events are held at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center and begin at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: Another Resoundingly Special EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY
by Don Grigware - Aug 24, 2016

On Monday evening August 22 An Evening of Classic Broadway returned to Rockwell Table and Stage for another resoundingly superb and downright mirthful show. Headed by Brad Ellis and Dianne Fraser, this show really grows on you. I love talent, and you can definitely find it here in abundance. On the bill this time around were of course ringmaster Ellis, ingenious as always with his delicious banter at the piano, and Fraser, who manages to do it all, even adjusting microphones and assisting with the props. She's amazing! Guest singers included Joshua Finkel, Zachary Ford, Susan Edwards Martin, Barrett Foa, Christina Saffran and daughter Emma Ashford and last but never least the inimitable Julie Garnye. (more...)

WICKED'S Emma Hatton Set to Perform Solo Cabaret Show SONGBIRD Live at Zedel This Fall
by Nora Dominick - Aug 24, 2016

Known and loved by thousands for her portrayal of the iconic character Elphaba in the West End hit Wicked, Emma Hatton brings her timeless vocals to Live at Zedel based at Crazy Coqs on 28 October, with a celebration of Eva Cassidy, whose stirring and emotional interpretation of iconic songs coupled with her untimely death at the young age of 33 touched the world. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch New Teaser Trailer for Musical Film LA LA LAND, with Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. (more...)

Blackfriars Mounts Bold Re-Imagining of Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

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Christopher Jackson, HAIRSPRAY & More - BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway stars and a host of musical presentations are on tap for the upcoming 2016-17 primetime television season. Included in THE LINEUP will be new series starring HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson, FROZEN's Kristen Bell and BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY star Stephen Pasquale. (more...)

Last Chance To See BLANC DE BLANC at London Hippodrome
by Marianka Swain - Aug 23, 2016

It's the last chance to see sizzling circus and cabaret show Blanc de Blanc following a critically acclaimed run at the London Hippodrome. Blanc de Blanc is closing on Sunday 28 August after coming to London straight from a sold-out run at the Sydney Opera House. (more...)

TOSCANA, OR WHAT I REMEMBER to Open This September at Cherry Lane Studio
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

TOSCANA, Or What I Remember, a new play by Marta Mondelli, begins at Cherry Lane Theatre Studio September 15th and runs through October 1st. (more...)

BWW Interview: Emma Brunjes On Worm Salt and DINNER AT THE TWITS
by Marianka Swain - Aug 23, 2016

One of the more unusual entrants in the centenary Dahl celebrations is immersive dining experience Dinner at the Twits at The Vaults, created by ebp, Les Enfants Terribles and culinary wizards Bompas & Parr in association with Creature of London. The gruesome twosome will serve up a banquet of deliciously disgusting dishes, from bird pie to beer brewed with yeast swabbed from Dahl's writing chair. Producer Emma Brunjes whets our appetite… (more...)

Ventriloquist Comedian Terry Fator to Headline Dr. Phillips Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in association with AEG Live announces the Orlando appearance of Terry Fator. The singer-comedian-celebrity impressionist-ventriloquist will play the Walt Disney Theater on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Five Finalists Revealed on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: THE NEXT GENERATION; Savion Glover to Choreograph Next Week
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Next week, join the celebration of the 250th episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: THE NEXT GENERATION, as the contestants take over and choreograph their routines for the first time in the show's history. (more...)

EMPTYING THE BUCKET Announces Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

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Photo Flash: Current & Former Child Stars Come Together for New Hollywood Museum Exhibit
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Dadigan, hosted an eclectic list of current/former child stars (some reuniting with other cast members for the first time in years) and other VIP guests for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as they preview the 'Child Stars - Then And Now' exhibit, which will be open to the public through December. (more...)

Trap Door Theatre to Present FANTASY ISLAND FOR DUMMIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Trap Door Theatre presents Fantasy Island For Dummies (low cut daydream too near, too near), written by Ruth Margraff and directed by Kate Hendrickson, with original music composed by Nikos Brisco. The production opens Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 8 p.m. and runs through Saturday, November 5, 2016. (more...)

Zimmerli Art Museum Announces 2016-2017 Featured Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

'Thinking Pictures': Moscow Conceptual Art in the Dodge Collection September 6 to December 31, 2016 / Voorhees Special Exhibition Gallery 'Thinking Pictures' draws on one of the great strengths of the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union. It presents the visually provocative objects that distinguish Moscow Conceptualism from the forms associated with its namesake, the canonical oeuvres of American and British conceptual artists, in particular. This exhibition focuses on more than 40 individual artists and several collectives who lived and worked in Soviet Moscow from the 1960s to the 1990s. They were concerned with the essential task of creating an audience in an environment that lacked galleries, critics, and a viable art market but had its own institutional framework-one that privileged painting (Socialist Realism). (more...)

BWW Review: BITCHES, Finborough Theatre, 18 August 2016
by Liz Cearns - Aug 22, 2016

'If only the world loved black people as much as they love black culture' - an excerpt Bola Agbaje's powerful new piece, 'Bitches' (more...)

Bookings for Mother City's Cape Town Fringe Open Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Bookings open today for the 2016 Cape Town Fringe, which features a programme comprising both fresh, edgy works and crowd-pleasers. Jam-packed with theatre, music, physical performances, comedy and family fare, this 17-day theatre binge is sure to have Capetonians filling the several Mother City locations where all the action will be happening. (more...)

BWW Review: Rose-Mock's THE PRODUCERS A Satiric Masterpiece
by Trevor Durham - Aug 20, 2016

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Garden Theatre to Kick Off 2016-17 Season with BONNIE & CLYDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Garden Theatre (160 W Plant St.) is proud to kick off its 2016-2017 Theatrical Season with the musicalBonnie & Clyde showing September 9 - October 2, 2016. (more...)

Ordway and Schubert Club to Present FROM THE TOP with Christopher O'Riley
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Schubert Club and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will present From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on Classical MPR, on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Ordway Concert Hall. (more...)

Robert Kelley to be Honored by City of Palo Alto
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The City of Palo Alto has announced that Monday, August 22nd, Mayor Pat Burt will honor TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley for his significant contributions to the community. (more...)

Photo Flash: Former Child Stars Celebrated at The Hollywood Museum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Dadigan, hosted an eclectic list of current/former child stars (some reuniting with other cast members for the first time in years) and other VIP guests for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as they preview the 'Child Stars - Then And Now' exhibit, which will be open to the public through December. (more...)

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