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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.


World Premiere of TEXT#LOVE LOVE#TEXT Set for This MayWorld Premiere of TEXT#LOVE LOVE#TEXT Set for This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Juliet Echo Productions and Voyage Theater Company is proud to announce that TEXT#LOVE LOVE#TEXT, will have its world premiere TUESDAYS in MAY (MAY 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th-7:30pm) at the Celebration of Whimsy Theater (aka C.O.W), 21a Clinton St., NY, NY 10002 (more...)

2016 Blumey Awards Nominations Announced!2016 Blumey Awards Nominations Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce the 72 nominees - six each in 12 categories - competing in the 5th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 22, in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/29; Broadway Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID in Minneapolis, HARVEY MILK in DC and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/29; Broadway Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID in Minneapolis, HARVEY MILK in DC and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 29, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the World Premiere of Broadway hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID in Minneapolis, I AM ANNE HUTCHINSON/I AM HARVEY MILK starring Kristin Chenoweth and Andrew Lippa in DC, and a revival of THE FANTASTICKS in LA, just to name a few. (more...)

Disney Channel Announces May 2016 Programming HighlightsDisney Channel Announces May 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Disney Channel announces its May 2016 Programming Highlights All programming subject to change (more...)

Photo Flash: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Celebrates Opening Night with Christina Bianco and MorePhoto Flash: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Celebrates Opening Night with Christina Bianco and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Marvelous Wonderettes are back! The long-running Off-Broadway hit musical celebrated its opening night at New York's Theatre Row last night, April 28th. The show, featuring such classic fifties and sixties hits as 'Lollipop,' 'Dream Lover,' 'Stupid Cupid,' 'Son of a Preacher Man,' 'Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,' and 'It's My Party,' stars Christina Bianco as Missy, Kathy Brier as Suzy, Jenna Leigh Green as Cindy Lou, and Sally Schwab as Betty Jean. Laura Woyasz also stars as the 'Wonderstudy'. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

West End's Callum Francis to Lead KINKY BOOTS in Melbourne; Australian Cast Announced!West End's Callum Francis to Lead KINKY BOOTS in Melbourne; Australian Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

A sensational cast of Australian and international performers has been announced to star in the premiere season of multi award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne from 12 October 2016. (more...)

BWW Review:  ECHOES at 59E59 is Poignant and HauntingBWW Review: ECHOES at 59E59 is Poignant and Haunting
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 29, 2016

'ECHOES' is now being performed at 59E59 Theaters through Wednesday, May 4th. Written by Henry Naylor and directed by Mr. Naylor and Emma Buttler, this is a haunting, poignant play that must be seen. (more...)

BWW Interview: Benjamin Eakeley Talks BROADWAY SWINGER, SHE LOVES ME, and CareerBWW Interview: Benjamin Eakeley Talks BROADWAY SWINGER, SHE LOVES ME, and Career
by David Clarke - Apr 29, 2016

This past January, Broadway performer Benjamin Eakeley charmed audiences at Feinstein's/54 Below with Broadway Swinger. In anticipation of the encore performance, BroadwayWorld chatted with Eakeley about his solo cabaret show; SHE LOVES ME, his current Broadway gig; and his 1960s musical heavy career. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dame Maggie Smith Opens SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD Exhibition at OxfordPhoto Flash: Dame Maggie Smith Opens SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD Exhibition at Oxford
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Dame Maggie Smith visited the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries yesterday to open SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD, the Libraries' summer exhibition. The celebrated actress joined donors and special guests, including renowned playwright Alan Bennett and Lord Patten of Barnes, the Chancellor of the University of Oxford, at the Bodleian's newly-refurbished Weston Library for the official opening of the exhibition, which runs until 18 September. Scroll down for photos from the opening! (more...)

Lantern Theater Company to Present 36 VIEWSLantern Theater Company to Present 36 VIEWS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Lantern Theater Company closes its 2015/16 season with the Philadelphia premiere of 36 Views by award-winning playwright Naomi Iizuka. Directed by longtime Lantern artistic collaborator Peter DeLaurier and featuring scenic, sound, and projection design by Jorge Cousineau, 36 Views runs May 26 - June 26, 2016. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend opening night on Wednesday, June 1 at 7 p.m. [A full schedule of performances and related special events is included in the fact sheet below.] (more...)

'HOUNSLOW GIRL', FiRST BiTES and More Set for Ovalhouse's 2016 Spring/Summer Season'HOUNSLOW GIRL', FiRST BiTES and More Set for Ovalhouse's 2016 Spring/Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Ovalhouse's exciting Spring/Summer season 2016 shines a light on their passion for discovering and supporting imaginative voices. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of glory|struck's ALMOST FAMOUS IN CONCERTPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of glory|struck's ALMOST FAMOUS IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Untitled and Unauthorized: ALMOST FAMOUS in Concert, a one-night-only engagement, will be held Sunday, June 12th at the historic Troubadour. Tickets for the event are on sale now at troubadour.com and at Ticketfly. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens TonightMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, tonight, April 28, 2016 at 7pm and tomorrow, April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: Hershey Theatre RAGTIME is All Too TimelyBWW Review: Hershey Theatre RAGTIME is All Too Timely
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 28, 2016

The rich versus the working class. Immigrant crises. Police clashing with rioting African-Americans. Women discovering their independence. Celebrities in your face. Is it 2016 or 1916, and how do you know? (more...)

Children's Playhouse of Maryland's Young Adult Series to Present THE ADDAMS FAMILY, 5/7-22Children's Playhouse of Maryland's Young Adult Series to Present THE ADDAMS FAMILY, 5/7-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Children's Playhouse of Maryland, Inc. (CPM), in residence at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex, goes for laughs with the musical comedy, The Addams Family in its Young Adult Series. Performances will be held on the weekends of May 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22 at 1 p.m. with one 7 p.m. show on May 14. The May 15 performance will be sign language interpreted by students of the CCBC Catonsville American Sign Language Certification program. All performances will be held in the Administration Building Lecture Hall at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd. in Rosedale. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS or online at www.cpmarts.org. Tickets will also be available at the door, space permitting. Advanced purchase is highly recommended. Group tickets are also available. (more...)

MTV's Hit Matchmaking Series ARE YOU THE ONE? Returns 6/13MTV's Hit Matchmaking Series ARE YOU THE ONE? Returns 6/13
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MTV's hit matchmaking experiment, ARE YOU THE ONE? (AYTO), returns on an all-new night, Monday, June 13 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Meet the cast now on the new, official 'Are You The One?' Snapchat account: AREYOUTHE1. (more...)

TheatreLAB Sets Fourth SeasonTheatreLAB Sets Fourth Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

? TheatreLAB, Richmond's home for unexpected and evocative performance, is thrilled to announce their 2016-2017 Season: Women at War. It is a season that celebrates stories of women at war with themselves and the world around them. A team of all women directors will lead the four MainStage shows, as well as TheatreLAB's secondary season, The Cellar Series, which will be a year-long festival of one-woman shows. (more...)

BWW Review: Sweating Bullets at BULLETS OVER BROADWAY to Little EffectBWW Review: Sweating Bullets at BULLETS OVER BROADWAY to Little Effect
by Patrick O'Brien - Apr 27, 2016

Woody Allen's film is promising source material for a musical. This is what we got. (more...)

GLEE's Jayma Mays Expecting First Baby with Husband Adam CampbellGLEE's Jayma Mays Expecting First Baby with Husband Adam Campbell
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

GLEE star Jayma Mays and her husband, English actor Adam Campbell, are expecting their first child. (more...)

Paramount TV Options Rights to Revecca Traister's 'ALL THE SINGLE LADIES'Paramount TV Options Rights to Revecca Traister's 'ALL THE SINGLE LADIES'
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Paramount Television has optioned the rights to the provocative, New York Times Bestselling book from Rebecca Traister, ALL THE SINGLE LADIES: UNMARRIED WOMEN AND THE RISE OF AN INDEPENDENT NATION. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for Untitled and Unauthorized's Starry ALMOST FAMOUS ConcertTickets Now on Sale for Untitled and Unauthorized's Starry ALMOST FAMOUS Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Untitled and Unauthorized: ALMOST FAMOUS in Concert, a one-night only engagement, will be held Sunday, June 12th at the historic Troubadour. (more...)

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - A Journey INTO THE WOODS at West Orange High School  BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - A Journey INTO THE WOODS at West Orange High School  
by Guest Blogger: Clarissa Moon - Apr 27, 2016

A forest has sprung up in Winter Garden, FL as West Orange High School's production of Into the Woods approaches opening night. The fairy tale musical, written by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, is being presented April 29-30 and May 5-8.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Emma Mueller - A Little Bit of Spilled PaintBWW Blog: Emma Mueller - A Little Bit of Spilled Paint
by Guest Blogger: Emma Mueller - Apr 27, 2016

It was Monday afternoon, and the dismissal bell had just rung. I tried to clear my head as I said goodbye to my friends who were going home to nap and study for the impending math final. But, my mind wasn't preoccupied with derivatives or integrals. Rather, it had shifted gears completely from student to director. As I walked into rehearsal, my brain was fully focused on the PAINT that was SPILLED ALL OVER THE STAGE AND THE FLOOR.  (more...)

Castle Craig Players to Stage THE WIZARD OF OZCastle Craig Players to Stage THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The merry old land of Oz comes to downtown Meriden May 13-22 as the Castle Craig Players presents THE WIZARD OF OZ. Join Dorothy as she's swept away from farmland Kansas and enters a world of color. Dance and sing along the yellow brick road with her companions, Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion. And click your heels together as you rediscover the real story of OZ in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family! (more...)

Scoop: STITCHERS on FREEFORM - Tuesday, May 10, 2016Scoop: STITCHERS on FREEFORM - Tuesday, May 10, 2016
by - Apr 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on STITCHERS, airing on FREEFORM on Tuesday, May 10, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: STITCHERS on FREEFORM - Tuesday, May 17, 2016Scoop: STITCHERS on FREEFORM - Tuesday, May 17, 2016
by - Apr 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on STITCHERS, airing on FREEFORM on Tuesday, May 17, 2016! (more...)

VELVET Opens at QPACVELVET Opens at QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

?The Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC's) season of VELVET opened with a bang on Thurs 21 April, in the Centre's Cremorne Theatre. (more...)

Freeform Announces May 2016 Programming HighlightsFreeform Announces May 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Freeform announces its May 2016 Programming Highlights. *All programming subject to change* (more...)

Casa Manana Student Accepted Into Texas Young Masters ProgramCasa Manana Student Accepted Into Texas Young Masters Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Casa Mañana, the largest performing arts organization in Tarrant County, is as proud of its stage productions as it is in producing some of the best talent through its education program. Casa's Performing Arts Conservatory (CPAC) is proud to announce that one of its students, Emma Colwell, was recently accepted into the Texas Young Masters Program.   (more...)

Tony Winners Patina Miller, Bryce Pinkham & Brian F. O'Byrne Join Cast of PBS's MERCY STREETTony Winners Patina Miller, Bryce Pinkham & Brian F. O'Byrne Join Cast of PBS's MERCY STREET
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

PBS announced today that MERCY STREET is adding new actors and directors to the series' robust talent list for Season Two, which is currently in production in Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting new 'revisal' of the sweeping saga Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. Featuring an all-new book by Pulitzer Prize nominee John Marans, this show has taken an incredible journey over the last five years from developmental workshops to The 5th Avenue stage this season. And BroadwayWorld is happy to report that the company has just announced the full cast and creative team. (more...)

What's On In Glasgow - Week Beginning April 25What's On In Glasgow - Week Beginning April 25
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 26, 2016

A summary of what's on in Glasgow the week beginning April 25th. (more...)

ALIEN: OUT OF THE SHADOWS Now Available at AudibleALIEN: OUT OF THE SHADOWS Now Available at Audible
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of Alien: Out of the Shadows, starring Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner and Batman Begins) in his first role for audio, Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter film series), and Corey Johnson (The Bourne Identity and Kinsgman). The production is now available for download at audible.com/Alien. (more...)

2016 Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards Nominees Revealed2016 Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards Nominees Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

On Thursday, May 26th at 7:00 PM, students and supporters from 33 participating schools across the Mid-South will gather at The Orpheum Theatre for the 7th Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards, sponsored in part by Memphis Audio and Sedgwick.  Modeled after the Tony Awards, the High School Musical Theatre Awards recognize achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre. (more...)

Chalk Rep to Transform Garages for Site-Specific IN CASE OF EMERGENCYChalk Rep to Transform Garages for Site-Specific IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The garage door of an actual private home becomes a curtain, rising on Meredith, a single woman who has filled her garage with supplies for any emergency. It's gotten a little out of hand, which is why she's hired Alex from 'Ready, Set, Go' to help her get organized. But neither the supplies nor the prepping expert can prepare her for the personal disasters that her younger sister brings home, on a day when the city seems set to go up in flames. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre to Stage Sharr White's ANNAPURNAPerseverance Theatre to Stage Sharr White's ANNAPURNA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Perseverance Theatre presents Annapurna, an exciting new play by one of America's fresh new voices, Sharr White. (more...)

Nominees for the Popejoy Awards Are Announced!Nominees for the Popejoy Awards Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Popejoy Hall is pleased to announce the following 20 individual nominees for the innaugural Popejoy Awards.  (more...)

BWW Review: Annex's PUNY HUMANS Drones on with Not Much to SayBWW Review: Annex's PUNY HUMANS Drones on with Not Much to Say
by Jay Irwin - Apr 25, 2016

Slice of life plays, like "Puny Humans" currently playing at Annex Theatre, are difficult at best especially when focusing on one specific sub-culture such as Comic-Con attendees. You need something new to say about your subjects, you need to make your subjects empathetic and you need an over-arching reason for us to be looking at this particular slice of life. Unfortunately writers Bret Fetzer and Keiko Green fail at all three of those elements making their 2 hour and 45 minute show (yeah, you heard me) drone on. (more...)

BWW Review: SIGNATORIES, Kilmainham Gaol, Apr 2016BWW Review: SIGNATORIES, Kilmainham Gaol, Apr 2016
by Chris McCormack - Apr 25, 2016

Leading Irish writers of today try to get inside the heads of the 1916 rebels. (more...)

Official: Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Star in Disney's MARY POPPINS Sequel Alongside Emily BluntOfficial: Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Star in Disney's MARY POPPINS Sequel Alongside Emily Blunt
by Marissa Sblendorio - Apr 25, 2016

About two months ago, BroadwayWorld reported that Lin-Manuel Miranda was in talks to star in Disney's MARY POPPINS sequel. Now, due to Disney setting the release dates for their upcoming live action films, The Wrap has confirmed that Miranda is officially on tap to star in the film, alongside INTO THE WOODS star, Emily Blunt.   (more...)

FST Announces Winners of Young Playwright's FestivalFST Announces Winners of Young Playwright's Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

FST has announced the winning plays of this year's Young Playwright's Festival. For 25 years, FST has honored thousands of young playwrights from all around the world through the WRITE A PLAY(WAP) program. Over the course of the 2015-2016 season, FST received plays written by over 3,600 young playwrights, aged 5-18. This year's winning plays will be presented in Imagination Adventures which is now playing through May 27 in FST's Keating Theatre. Tickets are $6. Please contact WRITE-A-PLAY Coordinator Patrick A. Jackson at (941) 366-9797 for tickets, show times, or other questions. (more...)

Scoop: ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC - Sunday, May 1, 2016Scoop: ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC - Sunday, May 1, 2016
by - Apr 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONCE UPON A TIME, airing on ABC on Sunday, May 1, 2016! (more...)

ZARIN FABRICS Celebrates 80th AnniversaryZARIN FABRICS Celebrates 80th Anniversary
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 25, 2016

Zarin Fabrics on the Lower East Side is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. They recently launched their new fabric collection 'Into the Garden.' (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Firebird' Episode of ONCE UPON A TIMEVIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Firebird' Episode of ONCE UPON A TIME
by - Apr 25, 2016

Next Sunday, the clock is ticking - time is running out. And their one hope of getting home means entering the most dangerous place in hell - a land of no escape! (more...)

O'Connell & Company Welcomes Irene O'Garden and Judith Ivey to WOMEN ON FIRE on 4/29O'Connell & Company Welcomes Irene O'Garden and Judith Ivey to WOMEN ON FIRE on 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2016

O'Connell & Company's current production of WOMEN ON FIRE by Irene O'Garden, will welcome 2 very special guests at the April 29th performance. The shows author Irene O'Garden and the original star of the piece, Tony award winning actress Judith Ivey.  Irene O'Garden's critically acclaimed play, WOMEN ON FIRE starring Judith Ivey, was twice extended and played to sold-out houses Off Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre. It was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Solo Show, and two of its monologues are published in Best Women's Stage Monologues. (more...)

BroadwayRadio Releases First Episode of 'Literally Patti Murin: The Podcast' with Andrew RannellsBroadwayRadio Releases First Episode of 'Literally Patti Murin: The Podcast' with Andrew Rannells
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 23, 2016

In the inaugural edition of 'Literally Patti Murin: The Podcast,' Broadway's Lysistrata Jones chats with her Broadway BFF, Tony-nominated star of stage and screen, Andrew Rannells ('The Book of Mormon,' 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch,' 'Hamilton'), about Broadway, 'The Bachelor,' and how being on Broadway is like 'The Bachelor.' (more...)

Amazon Prime Video & Broad Green Pictures Announce Exclusive Distribution DealAmazon Prime Video & Broad Green Pictures Announce Exclusive Distribution Deal
by Movies News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Broad Green Pictures and Amazon today announced a multi-year output deal, which will make Prime Video the exclusive premium subscription home for Broad Green's upcoming slate of theatrical films. (more...)

JEKYLL & HYDE de Theatre Properties, por fin en MéxicoJEKYLL & HYDE de Theatre Properties, por fin en México
by Clemente Sanchez - Apr 22, 2016

JEKYLL & HYDE de Theatre Properties, por fin en México (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of LABELS at Theatre Royal Stratford EastPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of LABELS at Theatre Royal Stratford East
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Theatre Royal Stratford East Launches its new 80 Seat Theatre Space in Gerry's opposite, with a multi-award winning Edinburgh hit, examining how we use words, the line between curiosity and fear, and the rise of anti-immigration rhetoric. 2016 sees Theatre Royal Stratford East put new voices and bold new shows on a brand new stage. LABELS runs now through 30 April 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 16-22THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 16-22
by Nora Dominick - Apr 22, 2016

Still gushing over Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton winning a Pulitzer Prize? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

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