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Aldwych Theatre (London, )
(Holborn/Covent Garden) Aldwych
London,

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Based on the film and television series by Christopher Gore

Set in New York's legendary High School for the Performing Arts, Fame follows a group of talented students in their quests for stardom and success as well as in their struggles with romance and other teenaged relationships.


BWW Review: Strawdog's ONCE IN A LIFETIME Offers Up Comedic NostalgiaBWW Review: Strawdog's ONCE IN A LIFETIME Offers Up Comedic Nostalgia
by Rachel Weinberg - May 6, 2016

For Strawdog Theatre Company's final production in its Broadway home, the company fittingly presents George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's 1930 comedy ONCE IN A LIFETIME-both play and production are rife with charm and sly winks to the audience. Director Damon Kiely's choice to stage this particular Kaufman and Hart comedy is also an intriguing one. ONCE IN A LIFETIME chiefly concerns itself with the changes to the entertainment industry after the appearance of the first "talkie" (a film with spoken dialogue) and a frantic trio of three former vaudeville performers-May, George, and Jerry-who scramble to Hollywood hoping to strike it rich. And just as Jerry contemplates what these new "talkies" will mean for the future of the "legitimate stage," so too do we now find ourselves on the precipice of immense change for the film and entertainment industry. (more...)

Opera News: Deborah Voigt to Join San Francisco Conservatory of Music, This FallOpera News: Deborah Voigt to Join San Francisco Conservatory of Music, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Internationally revered operatic soprano Deborah Voigthas been appointed to the full-time voice faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM). Beginning in the fall of 2016, Voigt, known the world over for her "majestic voice" (WSJ), will bring to SFCM the benefit of singing experience that spans an extraordinary spectrum, from her renowned performances in the operas of Wagner, Strauss, and more, to her celebrated recital appearances and acclaimed presentations of Broadway standards and popular songs. Through private lessons and masterclasses with Voigt, select SFCM voice students will have the unique opportunity to gain insight and training from one of the world's most versatile singers and music's most endearing personalities. (more...)

La La Anthony & More Join Cast of BET's  NEW EDITION: THE MOVIE MiniseriesLa La Anthony & More Join Cast of BET's NEW EDITION: THE MOVIE Miniseries
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2016

La La Anthony (Power), Yvette Nicole Brown (The Office; The New Odd Couple), Monica Calhoun (The Best Man), Lisa Nicole Carson (Ally McBeal) and Sandi McCree (The Wire) have joined the cast to play the mothers of the iconic music group New Edition (more...)

VIDEO: LATE NIGHT Presents 'Jokes Seth Just Can't Tell'VIDEO: LATE NIGHT Presents 'Jokes Seth Just Can't Tell'
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

There are just some jokes that sound wrong coming from LATE NIGHT host Seth Meyers. Below, check out 'Jokes Seth Just Can't Tell' from last night's show. (more...)

Roger Rees Awards Announce 2016 NYC Student NomineesRoger Rees Awards Announce 2016 NYC Student Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance (formerly the Gershwin Awards), has announced the 2015-2016 student performers who will compete for the title of Best Actress and Best Actor in a licensed high musical presented by high schools located in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island and Westchester. (more...)

Deborah Voigt Joins San Francisco Conservatory of Music FacultyDeborah Voigt Joins San Francisco Conservatory of Music Faculty
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Internationally revered operatic soprano Deborah Voigt has been appointed to the full-time voice faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM). (more...)

Colleen Zenk and Giovanna Sardelli Join INSIDE THE BOX at Planet Connections FestivityColleen Zenk and Giovanna Sardelli Join INSIDE THE BOX at Planet Connections Festivity
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

INSIDE THE BOX by Cecilia Copeland is set for its first public presentation in the Planet Connections Festivity, with proceeds to benefit Planned Parenthood. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jack Laskey and More in LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA at the HampsteadPhoto Flash: First Look at Jack Laskey and More in LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA at the Hampstead
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Howard Brenton's LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA, commissioned to mark the centenary of the start of the Arab revolt. Directed by John Dove, the show is currently in previews. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2016 Gene Kelly Awards Nominations!Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2016 Gene Kelly Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the nominees for the 26th Annual Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater. The awards show will take place on Saturday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO to Make European Premiere with New OrchestrationsRodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO to Make European Premiere with New Orchestrations
by Jessica Khan - May 5, 2016

Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1947 musical ALLEGRO is finally set to make a proper European premiere at London's Southwark Playhouse this autumn, complete with new orchestrations. (more...)

Four Time Grammy Award-Winning R&B Legends Boyz II Men to Perform at Dover Downs Hotel & CasinoFour Time Grammy Award-Winning R&B Legends Boyz II Men to Perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Boyz II Men, the best-selling R&B group of all time, with more than 64 million albums sold, will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Friday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: Gilbert Gottfried Recalls Being Fired by Donald Trump on 'Celebrity Apprentice'VIDEO: Gilbert Gottfried Recalls Being Fired by Donald Trump on 'Celebrity Apprentice'
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

Gilbert Gottfried stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk about his 'amazing colossal Podcast' which is now past 100 episodes. (more...)

Two-Time U.S. silver medalist Polina Edmunds Champions Silicon Valley Non-Profit Family Giving TreeTwo-Time U.S. silver medalist Polina Edmunds Champions Silicon Valley Non-Profit Family Giving Tree
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

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VIDEO: Aaron Paul Talks New Series 'The Path' on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Aaron Paul Talks New Series 'The Path' on LATE NIGHT
by - May 5, 2016

Aaron Paul stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk about starring in his new series THE PATH, which was just picked up for a second season on Hulu. (more...)

Loudon Wainwright & Iris DeMent to Perform at the Boulder TheaterLoudon Wainwright & Iris DeMent to Perform at the Boulder Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Loudon Wainwright and Iris Dement will perform at the Boulder Theater on August 6th, 2016.  (more...)

Graham Nash Adds U.S. Summer Tour Dates In Support of New Album 'This Path Tonight'Graham Nash Adds U.S. Summer Tour Dates In Support of New Album 'This Path Tonight'
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash has announced a new string of U.S tour dates in Summer 2016 in support of his new studio album, This Path Tonight (more...)

Steven Tyler's OUT ON A LIMB Tour to Stop in Atlanta This FallSteven Tyler's OUT ON A LIMB Tour to Stop in Atlanta This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Following the success of his critically-acclaimed sold-out Lincoln Center concert event on May 2nd, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Icon Steven Tyler is bringing "STEVEN TYLER...OUT ON A LIMB" across the country for a limited-run 19-city North American solo tour. Tyler will stop on September 1, 2016 at Atlanta's Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. (more...)

Penn Brewery Celebrates Rare Craft Beer Feat of 30 Years in Business and 'Appeels' to Craft Drinkers With New Tangerine Swirl Summer Ale RolloutPenn Brewery Celebrates Rare Craft Beer Feat of 30 Years in Business and 'Appeels' to Craft Drinkers With New Tangerine Swirl Summer Ale Rollout
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

In 1986, Ronald Reagan was in the White House, Top Gun was playing in theaters, a new Ford Mustang cost $7500 and Pennsylvania's pioneer craft beer, Penn Pilsner, was sold for the first time. After thirty years, the brand is still going strong, a testament to its quality and timeless appeal. The Brewery will celebrate its 30th anniversary with special products, packaging, and events including the Pennsylvania Microbrewers' Festival, throughout the year. (more...)

Nashville Theater Mourns the Passing of Iconic Actor DAVID COMPTONNashville Theater Mourns the Passing of Iconic Actor DAVID COMPTON
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 5, 2016

David Compton – one of the region's most accomplished and acclaimed and most beloved actors and directors – died early Wednesday morning, May 4, after a four-year battle with heart disease and cancer. He leaves his wife, Amanda Card Compton (whom he married on Tuesday, May 3, just hours before his death); his mother, Jo Compton of Badin, North Carolina; his sister Becky Compton Taylor; his brother Jim Compton; and countless other friends and family who are mourning his passing. (more...)

VIDEO: Host Brie Larson & Kenan Thompson Promo This Week's SNLVIDEO: Host Brie Larson & Kenan Thompson Promo This Week's SNL
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

Oscar winning actress Brie Larson will host this week's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, featuring 15-time Grammy winning artist Alicia Keys as musical guest. (more...)

First-Ever THE SIMPSONS Store Opens in Beijing, ChinaFirst-Ever THE SIMPSONS Store Opens in Beijing, China
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

The first-ever THE SIMPSONS store opened today in Taikooli Sanlitun, Beijing it was announced by Jeffrey Godsick, President of 20th Century Fox Consumer Products and Yoyo You, General Manager of Her-Chain. (more...)

Engelbert Humperdinck Coming to Thousand Oaks; Tickets on Sale SaturdayEngelbert Humperdinck Coming to Thousand Oaks; Tickets on Sale Saturday
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

International music legend Engelbert Humperdinck brings his classic hits to the Fred Kavli Theatre, Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Lesser America to Premiere HALF MOON BAY at Cherry Lane TheaterLesser America to Premiere HALF MOON BAY at Cherry Lane Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Lesser America (The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) will present HALF MOON BAY by Dan Moyer. It is directed by Jess Chayes (AD of Peter and The Starcatcher) starring Keilly McQuail (You Got Older, Her Requiem) and Gabriel King (These Seven Sicknesses). Previews begin May 12 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America is the inaugural Company in Residence. Opening set for Thursday, May 19. (more...)

Red Hot Chili Peppers' New Album 'The Getaway' Out on Warner Bros. Records 6/17Red Hot Chili Peppers' New Album 'The Getaway' Out on Warner Bros. Records 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers return with a new single 'Dark Necessities' which is released around the world today via all digital retailers. (more...)

'Flashback Concert Jam' Set for Orleans Arena, 5/14'Flashback Concert Jam' Set for Orleans Arena, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Celebrated musical artists from the 1980s and 1990s will perform some of their greatest radio dance hits at the Orleans Arena for "Flashback Concert Jam," a concert presented by SUNNY 106.5 on May 14. (more...)

THE BIG DRY Opens in June at Ensemble TheatreTHE BIG DRY Opens in June at Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Imagine a world of dust. A future where water drips brown from the taps. Where dust storms reduce houses to rubble. Where a young boy, George (Rory Potter) and his younger brother, Beeper (played alternatively by Jack Andrew & Noah Sturzaker), fight to survive while waiting for their father to return home.  And where a young rebellious girl, Emily (Sofia Nolan), won't take no for an answer. Imagine the future. Imagine The Big Dry. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsals for SOUL, the Life of Marvin GayePhoto Flash: First Look at Rehearsals for SOUL, the Life of Marvin Gaye
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

This summer, Royal & Derngate Northampton and Hackney Empire will co-produce the world premiere of Soul, a new play by Roy Williams about the family life of soul legend Marvin Gaye. Directed by James Dacre and designed by Jon Bausor, Soul takes to Northampton's Royal stage from Friday 20 May to Saturday 11 June, before its run at Hackney Empire from Wednesday 15 June to Sunday 3 July.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the rehearsal photos below! (more...)

Pittsburgh Penguins Host Washington Capitals Tonight on NBC SportsPittsburgh Penguins Host Washington Capitals Tonight on NBC Sports
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will look to even their Second Round series against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins with a Game 4 win tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THROUGH THE MILL at Southwark PlayhousePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of THROUGH THE MILL at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Skye Crawford presents THROUGH THE MILL, written and directed by Ray Rackham, with musical supervision and arrangement by Simon Holt, musical direction by Jordan Li Smith, choreography by Chris Whittaker, set design by Justin Williams Design, and sound by Ed Shaw. The production runs Wednesday 6 July through Saturday 30 July 2016, with press opening slated for 8 July 2016 at 7:30pm. BroadwayWorld has a peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

WATCH: Beck Covers Prince's 'Raspberry Beret'WATCH: Beck Covers Prince's 'Raspberry Beret'
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

First seen on Billboard.com, Beck is shown performing Prince's Raspberry Beret live at Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN on May 1st, 2016. (more...)

Ardea Arts to Showcase BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA at Paerdegat ParkArdea Arts to Showcase BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA at Paerdegat Park
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Ardea Arts announces BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. Showcase performances will take place at Paerdegat Park in East Flatbush, Brooklyn Saturday-Monday June 25-27, 2016 at 6pm. (more...)

DEAL MASTER by Adam Gittlin is Announced in Hardcover and EbookDEAL MASTER by Adam Gittlin is Announced in Hardcover and Ebook
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Story: Power Broker Jonah Gray is home. But does that mean Amsterdam, or New York City? Will he be Ivan Janse or Jonah Gray? (more...)

fuboTV Adds ONE World Sports to Channel Line-upfuboTV Adds ONE World Sports to Channel Line-up
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

fuboTV (fubo.tv), the fast-growing virtual MVPD in the U.S., has announced that the service will now offer ONE World Sports as part of its channel line-up. (more...)

Sony Classical Celebrates Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary with 43-CD Box SetSony Classical Celebrates Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary with 43-CD Box Set
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Since its first Opening Night on May 5, 1891, Carnegie Hall has been the aspirational destination for the world's finest artists. In celebration of the Hall's 125th anniversary, Sony Classical in partnership with Carnegie Hall has released Great Moments at Carnegie Hall, an extraordinary 43-CD box set of treasures from the RCA and Columbia archives featuring live recordings capturing an array of unforgettable classical music performances spanning 1933 through 2007. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at American Blues TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at American Blues Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

American Blues Theater presents an extended run of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, the comedic rock musical with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken, directed by Jonathan Berry, and music direction by Ensemble member Austin Cook. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS runs now through June 26, 2016 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. The official press opening is this Friday, May 6 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 5/4 - 5/11 on NBCScoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 5/4 - 5/11 on NBC
by TV Scoop - May 4, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 5/4 - 5/11, airing on NBC (more...)

Art Directors Guild Sets Date for 2017 Excellence in Production Design AwardsArt Directors Guild Sets Date for 2017 Excellence in Production Design Awards
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards honoring production design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2017, in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, it was announced today by ADG President Nelson Coates, Council Chair Marcia Hinds and Event Producer Thomas Wilkins. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Present THE MUSIC OF THE EAGLES This MayFlat Rock Playhouse to Present THE MUSIC OF THE EAGLES This May
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

?Flat Rock Playhouse will resume its 2016 Music on the Rock concert series with The Music of The Eagles on May 12th at the Playhouse Downtown.  (more...)

Steven Tyler Announces 'Out On A Limb' North American Solo TourSteven Tyler Announces 'Out On A Limb' North American Solo Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Following the success of his sold-out Lincoln Center concert event on May 2nd, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Icon Steven Tyler is bringing “STEVEN TYLER…OUT ON A LIMB” across the country for a limited-run 19-city North American solo tour. (more...)

Helen Sheals, Belinda Wollaston & Lucy Penrose to Lead THROUGH THE MILL at Southwark PlayhouseHelen Sheals, Belinda Wollaston & Lucy Penrose to Lead THROUGH THE MILL at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The three actresses from the THROUGH THE MILL's original run will once again portray Judy Garland at three pivotal stages in her life - Helen Sheals (CBS Judy), Belinda Wollaston (Palace Judy) and Lucy Penrose (Young Judy). at Southwark Playhouse. They will be joined by a further cast of nine actor-musicians, playing a variety of historical figures who featured heavily in Garland's biography. The production will run 6-30 July 2016 with an official press night of Friday, 8 July. (more...)

VIDEO: Derek Jeter Says Red Sox Fans Have 'Softened Up' Since Winning World SeriesVIDEO: Derek Jeter Says Red Sox Fans Have 'Softened Up' Since Winning World Series
by - May 4, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Derek Jeter and Seth rcalled performing "Derek Jeter Sucks" on SNL. Later, Jeter shares that Red Sox Fans have 'softened up' since winning the World Series and he talks about his recent experience attending the Met Fashion Gala. (more...)

VIDEO: Elizabeth Olsen Recalls Her Unglamorous Off-Broadway Days on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Elizabeth Olsen Recalls Her Unglamorous Off-Broadway Days on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Elizabeth Olsen recalled her unglamorous days off-Broadway and her not so successful Broadway experience. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Latin Music Sensation Pepe Aguilar to Make Segerstrom Center Debut This SummerLatin Music Sensation Pepe Aguilar to Make Segerstrom Center Debut This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

With a celebrated career that spans three decades, has produced 26 albums and sold more than 13 million copies, multi-platinum singer, songwriter and producer Pepe Aguilar performs his unique brand of Mexican music at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in two concerts taking place in Segerstrom Hall on Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10 at 7:30 p.m. Acclaimed for his fusion of Mariachi and Pop music, Aguilar has forged an innovative and unique Latin sound all his own that has garnered nine Grammy Awards, 15 #1 hits on Billboard's chart and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  (more...)

VIDEO: Ron Miscavige Talks Son David's Rise in Scientology on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Ron Miscavige Talks Son David's Rise in Scientology on LATE NIGHT
by - May 4, 2016

Ron Miscavige stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk about his new book and his son David Miscavige's rise in Scientology. Watch clips from the appearance below! (more...)

BWW News: New HIPSTER MUSICAL to Hit RockwellBWW News: New HIPSTER MUSICAL to Hit Rockwell
by Don Grigware - May 4, 2016

Ashley Argota , whose credits include The Fosters; True Jackson, VP; Lab Rats and Michael Viruet (pictured) , boasting Pitch Perfect and Hunkappella, are set to star in a hyper-styled new musical entitled Hipster Sweatshop. Argota and Viruet play love interests from opposite sides of the track in this musical set in downtown LA's hottest jewelry boutique. Viruet, who plays the sexy delivery guy Jesus for whom Argota's Siri falls hard, says that Hipster Sweatshop is "a fun concept with some great characters. Its duets will blow your socks off!" (more...)

IBM Makes Quantum Computing Available on IBM Cloud to Accelerate InnovationIBM Makes Quantum Computing Available on IBM Cloud to Accelerate Innovation
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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VALERIE'S HOME COOKING to Return to Food Network for All-New Season, 6/11VALERIE'S HOME COOKING to Return to Food Network for All-New Season, 6/11
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

On the new season of VALERIE'S HOME COOKING, beginning on Saturday, June 11th at 12pm ET/PT on Food Network, Valerie is back in the kitchen sharing her tips for easy-to-make, delicious dishes and homemade recipes (more...)

Catherine Butterfield Comedy LIFE EXPECTANCY to Play Hollywood FringeCatherine Butterfield Comedy LIFE EXPECTANCY to Play Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Catherine Butterfield, author of the plays JOINED AT THE HEAD, THE SLEEPER, LIFE IN THE TREES and BROWNSTONE, among others, will premiere her latest comedy, LIFE EXPECTANCY, at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Second City alum Ron West will helm the play. (more...)

Getting to Know...JEREMY BENTON Again After His Astaire Award NominationGetting to Know...JEREMY BENTON Again After His Astaire Award Nomination
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 3, 2016

Hard to believe, but it's been four years since we sat down with Jeremy Benton, whom we've since referred to as Broadway's Best Tap Dancer every chance we've had, and now it seems as that title has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Just yesterday, Benton - a native of Springfield, Tennessee - was honored with a nomination for a Fred and Adele Astaire Award in the category for best off-Broadway male dancer, heralding his critically acclaimed role in Cagney, the Musical. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This SummerNorth Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

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