Hart House Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Hart House Theatre, the University of Toronto's Performing Arts Leader Since 1919, is proud to announce its 2016/2017 season. (more...)

BWW Review: DAFFODILS [INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS] Is A Beautifully Presented Story Of Love, Life And Family Secrets
by Jade Kops - May 13, 2016

New Zealand's Rochelle Bright's tribute to her parents plays out in the poignant cabaret DAFFODILS [INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS]. (more...)

City Theatre Company Sets 2016 Momentum: New Plays at Different Stages Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

City Theatre has announced a power-packed lineup for the theatre's annual Momentum: New Plays at Different Stages Festival. (more...)

Anna Paquin to Star in Pilot 'Broken' Produced By Reese Witherspoon
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Deadline.com reports that Anna Paquin is set to star in ABC drama 'Broken.' (more...)

Investigation Discovery Announces New & Returning Programming at 2016 Upfront
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Investigation Discovery (ID), America's leading mystery and suspense network and the #1 network for women 25-54 in cable season-to-date, today announced a powerful new slate of world premiere programming for the 2016-17 upfront season (more...)

EYES SHUT. DOOR OPEN to Play Warehouse XI
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Playwright and producer Cassie M. Seinuk is remounting her highly successful production of Eyes Shut. Door Open. Having debuted last summer with Wax Wings Productions, Eyes Shut. Door Open. is a modern-day Cain and Abel tale set in New York City. The play focuses on the curiosities of human relationships and explores the various dynamics within the vibrant and ever-evolving SoHo art scene. This remount will feature the original design team and cast: Victor Shopov, Michael Underhill, and Melissa DeJesus. Eyes Shut. Door Open. will be on stage at Warehouse XI, an event and gallery space in the heart of Somerville's Union Square, from May 12 - May 26, 2016. (more...)

Family Adventure Film LOST & FOUND to Screen at Sonoma International Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

After enjoying sold out screenings in Sedona and Sun Valley, “Lost & Found” is thrilled to be a part of The Sonoma International Film Festival, celebrating the best in film, food, wine and spirits. (more...)

CATF Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

The Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University has announced its 2016 line-up featuring five new American plays, including three world premieres. Theater Festival Producing Director Ed Herendeen has chosen scripts from Christina Anderson, Allison Gregory, Chisa Hutchinson, two-time OBIE-Award winner, Susan Miller, and Ronan Noone.  (more...)

Island City Stage Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

In its fifth anniversary season, Island City Stage continues it's commitment to producing new work in addition to finding unusual selections of LGBT-themed plays from around the country. (more...)

Stella Perkins Releases KIMBERLY GOLD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Author Stella Perkins has always believed that every family has a secret and that sometimes these Family Secrets may come back and haunt the family should they be uncovered. In 'Kimberly Gold' (published by Xlibris AU) the author shows how she became very interested in her family's secret and how she was able to find out about it. (more...)

Scoop: BLACK-ISH on ABC - Wednesday, April 6, 2016
by TV Scoop - Mar 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on BLACK-ISH, airing on ABC on Wednesday, April 6, 2016! (more...)

Penelope Ann Miller Joins Cast of ABC Untitled Drama Pilot
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Penelope Ann Miller will star opposite T.R. Knight in ABC's untitled drama pilot, executive produced by Reese Witherspoon. (more...)

2016 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Documentary Feature Film Selections & More
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced the US Narrative, International Narrative, and Documentary Competition feature film selections (more...)

Artemisia Sets 2016-17 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Artemisia, a Chicago Theatre that produces visionary, female-driven plays, announces its 2016-17 Theatre Season, featuring its annual Fall Festival, a cutting-edge world premiere chosen by the 2015 Fall Festival audience and a bold new feminist twist on Shakespeare.  "I'm thrilled to present this incredible line-of dynamic women-driven theatre, all performed in Edgewater," says Julie Proudfoot, founder and Executive Artistic Director.  (more...)

'...FORUM,' SEX WITH STRANGERS, World Premiere and More Set for Geva's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Geva Theatre Center's Artistic Director Mark Cuddy and Executive Director Christopher Mannelli are proud to announce the 12 major productions and events of the much anticipated 2016-2017 Season, the non-profit theatre's 44th year of making professional theatre of a national standard in Rochester. (more...)

City Theatre Sets First Three Productions of 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

City Theatre Artistic Director Tracy Brigden has announced three plays of the six-show 2016-17 season. The South Side company's 42nd season includes a trio of exciting Pittsburgh premieres: Hand to God by Robert Askins, Feeding the Dragon written and performed by Sharon Washington, and The Royale by Marco Ramirez. 'I am really excited about next season at City Theatre where we have culled the hottest new plays for our Pittsburgh audience. Where else can you find a vivid new voice, a theatrical history lesson, and a rollicking and irreverent Broadway hit all at one theatre? Stay tuned for the next installment of three more new plays-coming soon!' (more...)

BWW Review: LA FAMILIA PERATEDES, Based on Lorca's 'The House of Bernarda Alba'
by BWW Staff - Mar 13, 2016

Family is a serious matter for Filipinos; it's something personal, sensitive, and private. To have it as a central theme for a play is seldom traversed, and if so, it's done with prudence. In the current restaging of Victorio Concepcion's LA FAMILIA PERATEDES, a play in Tagalog based on Federico Garcia Lorca's 'La Casa de Bernarda Alba,' the production is worth a visit simply because of its familial theme that's seldom tackled. It also proves to be a timely work that exposes its audiences to domestic lives normally concealed because of destructive personal pride. (more...)

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, West Coast Premieres & More Set for Marin Theatre Company's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Marin Theatre Company's artistic director Jasson Minadakis and managing director Michael Barker are thrilled to announce the 50th anniversary season for the North Bay's leading non-profit professional theatre. (more...)

N.A. Mitchell Shares NUMBER 7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

N.A. Mitchell, a devoted writer and author, has finished her newest work 'Number 7': a gripping and potent tale of love, faith, truth and desire. (more...)

Traverse Announces Festival 2016
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 8, 2016

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh announces Festival 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - Jun 27, 2016

Ever the consummate commentator of society and gender, Oscar Wilde has never been afraid of controversy or potentially offending member of both sexes. Never has this been more evident than in his 1893 A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, which is receiving a glamorous new production at the Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake.  (more...)

HAND TO GOD, FALSETTOS & More Set for The Ringwald Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Over the past 9 seasons, The Ringwald Theatre has gained a reputation for producing irreverant, shocking, bloody, funny, searing works.  As they prepare to embark on Season 10, the theme will be Essential Ringwald, producing new shows that extend and magnify the type of shows Detroit has come to expect from the tiny theatre in the heart of Ferndale. (more...)

Peterborough Players to Open 2016 Summer Season with DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

?The Peterborough Players Professional Theatre Company is proud to open its 2016 Summer Season with the play that won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy. The play is a warm-hearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady, and a proud, soft-spoken black man. In its initial run, Driving Miss Daisy was an Off-Broadway success and became an Academy Award-winning film. (more...)

Scoop: BLACK-ISH on ABC - Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Get all the scoop on BLACK-ISH, airing on ABC on Wednesday, June 29, 2016! (more...)

McKnight Theater Artist Fellows to Debut Works in Progress, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

2015-16 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows Aimee K. Bryant and James A. Williams will present selections from theatrical works in progress on June 28 at 7 p.m. at the Southern Theater. Advance reservations for this free event are strongly recommended and can be made at pwcenter.org, info@pwcenter.org or 612-332-7481. The Southern Theater is located at 1420 South Washington Avenue in Minneapolis. (more...)

BWW Review: ALL MY SONS Exposes The Tragic Consequences Of Decisions Of The Good Of The Family Over The Good Of A Nation
by Jade Kops - Jun 12, 2016

ALL MYS SONS Is A Heartbreaking Harrowing Example Of What Happens When People Forget To See The Bigger Picture (more...)

DAI, THE WHIPPING MAN and More Set for MJTC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce its 22nd season of staging stories about Jewish history and culture with themes universal to people of all backgrounds. (more...)

The Adobe Theater to Premiere THE GAVONES OF PHILADELPHIA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Set in Philadelphia - a comedy - an Italian American family - combining funerals, bookmakers, a bank robbery, family loyalty and disloyalty, embezzlement, Family Secrets and food, lots of food! The six roles will be played by Art Tedesco as Tony, Meredith Gray (his wife), Riley Carson Lewis (their son); Mary's two brothers will be played by Ed Chavez and Owen Reed, and Marc Lynch plays Danny, an enforcer for a local bookie. (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN GOTHIC on CBS - Wednesday, August 17, 2016
by - Jul 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN GOTHIC, airing on CBS on Wednesday, August 17, 2016! (more...)

MBS Productions Announces 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

Slave Letters Created & conceived by Mark-Brian Sonna October 13 - November 6, 2016 Due to record setting attendance we are bringing back our most acclaimed production at the larger Studio Theatre! (more...)

PTP/NYC's After Dark Series Begins Tonight with CRAB ON ITS BACK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, continues its 30th repertory season (and 10th consecutive in New York City) celebration with a range of special events, all free of charge to audiences. (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Saturday, July 16, 2016
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Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on Saturday, July 16, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAST SCHWARTZ in New England Premiere at Gloucester Stage
by Nancy Grossman - Jul 12, 2016

Let's hope that THE LAST SCHWARTZ is not the last we'll see of the combined works of Deborah Zoe Laufer and Paula Plum. Following the success of the pairing of playwright and director in last summer's hilarious hit OUT OF STERNO, Gloucester Stage Company reunites the talented tandem for a pleasure ride to the dilapidated country home of the dysfunctional Schwartz family in Lake Huntington, New York. The witty, insightful New England premiere is given its due by a crackerjack cast who look like they've been performing together for months, not days. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 1/24/2016
by BWW - Jan 24, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/24/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Playwrights on Park Play Reading Series Presents LET IT COME DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

This exciting series continues with Eve Lederman's Let It Come Down on Tuesday, February 9 at 7:30pm. The mission of Playwrights on Park is to produce original plays and musicals, therefore fostering emerging and established playwrights. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 1/17/2016
by BWW - Jan 17, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/17/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

BWW Review: THOMAS MURRAY AND THE UPSIDE DOWN RIVER Explores One Man's Past As He Seeks To Save His Future
by Jade Kops - Jan 16, 2016

Reg Cribb's rich, layered play, THOMAS MURRAY AND THE UPSIDE DOWN RIVER comes to life with heart and sensitivity. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - TLC Premieres New Docu-Series LONG LOST FAMILY, 3/6
by - Feb 3, 2016

LONG LOST FAMILY features the highly emotional and touching stories of people who have suffered a lifetime of separation and are yearning to be reunited with their birthparents and biological families or find children they had to place for adoption long ago. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company Announces 2016 Season
by Louisa Brady - Feb 20, 2016

Chester Theatre Company is proud to announce its 2016 season, the 27th since the theater was founded in 1990 and the first under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Daniel Elihu Kramer. The four-play season will run from June 30th through August 28th at the Chester Town Hall,15 Middlefield Road, Chester, MA. (more...)

The UCSB Department of Theater and Dance Presents 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Department of Theater and Dance at UC Santa Barbara is pleased to announce another exciting year of new work from our talented faculty, students, and guest artists. The new eclectic theater season is framed by two classic masterpieces and filled with some of the most exciting new work being created across the country. The dance line-up includes our highly acclaimed resident professional dance company Santa Barbara Dance Theater as well as two annual dance concerts featuring original choreography from the advanced UCSB dance students in addition to choreography from faculty members. (more...)

MTC Kicks Off 50th Season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Marin Theatre Company opens its 50th Anniversary Season with Tracy Letts' August: Osage County. The play debuted at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, moving directly to Broadway in 2007. (more...)

Hart House Theatre & Canadian Rep Present TIDELINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Opening the season on September 16, 2016 Hart House Theatre and Canadian Rep are pleased to present Tideline: an award-winning play written by one of our country's distinct voices, Wajdi Mouawad, and directed by Canadian theatre icon, Ken Gass. (more...)

MBS Productions Announces 2016/17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Join MBS Productions for their 2016/2017 Season! (more...)

Milagro Announces 33rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Milagro, the Northwest's premier Latino arts and culture organization announces its 2016-2017 season, dubbed Season 33, featuring four world premieres, a national touring production, and a brand-new Spanish-language musical!  In Season 33, Milagro explores HOME as the central theme as it continues to provide extraordinary Latino theatre, culture, and arts education for the enrichment of all communities. (more...)

Winterpills to Celebrate New Album at Joe's Pub This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

From slurry, fuzzy guitar to strings, Winterpills signature melodies see their most expansive sounds to date on 'Love Songs,' out now on Signature Sounds. (more...)

TV One to Present Critically Acclaimed Comedy-Drama JEAN OF THE JONESES, 10/23
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

TV One announced today the television premiere of JEAN OF THE JONESES, a critically acclaimed comedy-drama, is set for Sunday, October 23 at 7 p.m. ET (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Samir Bhamra on BRING ON THE BOLLYWOOD
by Jenny Ell - Apr 22, 2016

With the rise of shows like Bombay Dreams and the smash-hit West End musical Bend It Like Beckham ushering in a new dawn for the British musical, the nation's appetite for Bollywood spectacle shows no signs of slowing. It is from this rich cinematic culture that life-long Bollywood fan and Theatre Director Samir Bhamra drew inspiration for his latest musical mash-up, Bring On The Bollywood. (more...)

When It Rains It Pours! Broadway-Bound MONSOON WEDDING Musical to Premiere at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced that award-winning film director Mira Nair will bring her exuberant and sumptuous MONSOON WEDDING to the stage in this highly anticipated world premiere musical based on the 2001 Bollywood hit. (more...)

Young Adult Novel WEARILAND is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Merge Publishing is announcing 'Weariland,' a new novel by Mary Shotwell. The 55,000 word novel introduces readers to Weariland, which used to be called Wonderland. The land is now dark, prevalent with evil, magic, and Family Secrets that cannot stay hidden for long. 'Weariland stands alone with series potential,' Mary Shotwell says. The novel, dark at times, brings together a crime, coming of age story, and an adventure. 'Readers unfamiliar with Alice in Wonderland can still fully enjoy the book.' The novel follows Lason, a teen who travels to England for her grandmother's funeral. Her grandmother's murder is shrouded with mystery, and while she and her mother try to cope, a stranger from Weariland, a dreary world once known as Wonderland, petitions Lason's help in finding a secret family heirloom. Lason is swept in an adventure through Weariland's unpredictable realm, encountering colorful characters and discovering her family's elusive history. About the Author: Mary Shotwell grew up in northeast Ohio, so it was only natural for her to pursue a degree in marine biology. After studying dolphin behavior and estimating great white shark populations, she earned her Ph.D. in Biostatistics in Charleston, South Carolina. It was there, during the arduous dissertation process, where she had the idea to write a book. With Alice and the crazy characters from Wonderland staring her down from her bedroom poster, Mary envisioned what that fantasy realm would look like in current day. Creative writing served as a natural escape from technical writing, wedding planning, pregnancy, and job hunting. Mary is excited to debut Weariland (Merge Publishing, Spring 2016), a novel introducing Lason Davies, a teenager who learns about her family's past in a world once called Wonderland. She currently resides in Tennessee with her husband and three children. Available in ebook and softcover. Published by Merge, distributed by Ingram. Author is available for media interviews and questions. Please contact Merge Publishing to arrange a time. ISBN: 978-0-9904432-6-1 Print ISBN: 978-0-9904432-7-8 Digital (more...)

HAND TO GOD, IRONBOUND and More Slated for City Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

City Theatre Artistic Director Tracy Brigden has announced the full lineup for 2016-2017, the South Side company's 42nd Season. (more...)

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