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LPTW to Host Networking Event for Young Women in Theatre & Media
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The League of Professional Theatre Women will present a special event, 'YOUNG WOMEN IN THEATRE AND MEDIA' in an opportunity to learn from the young professional dynamos who make it happen. On Monday, October 25, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

BROADWAY VILLAINS PARTY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Welcomes Julia Knitel & Erika Olson to the National Touring Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing are pleased to announce that the National Tour of this Broadway sensation will star Julia Knitel (Carole King) and Erika Olson (Cynthia Weil), who will be joining a company featuring Liam Tobin (Gerry Goffin) and Ben Fankhauser (Barry Mann), with Curt Bouril (Don Kirshner) and Suzanne Grodner (Genie Klein). For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit TheSmithCenter.com. (more...)

South Bank Centre Announces Christopher Eccleston, PJ Harvey and Sarah Pascoe in Lineup for its Coming Literature Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Southbank Centre announces Marina Abramovi?, Nikki Amuka-Bird, MyAnna Buring, Christopher Eccleston, PJ Harvey, Sara Pascoe and Slavoj Žižek as a part of the Autumn/Winter 2016 Literature programme (more...)

First Book, NEA Foundation Offers Thousands of Books and Resources for Children in Need
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, Sept.8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation and publisher Lee & Low Books have joined forces with First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise, to expand the Stories for All Project , First Book's groundbreaking initiative to increase the diversity in children's books. The new two-year collaboration, supported with funding from the NEA Foundation, includes the publication of a brand new book by a never-before-published author of color, and the production of thousands of diverse books, companion tipsheets and funds available for educators working with children from low-income families. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce Will Be Honored at Drama League's MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Drama League announced today that Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce will be the honoree of the 33rd Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway, to be held on Monday evening, November 7, 2016 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue) in New York City. (more...)

Women That Soar to Honor Wynonna Judd at Awards Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Gina Grant, founder, CEO and creator of the Women That Soar Awards announced Wynonna Judd, four time Grammy Award nominated singer and New York Times bestselling author, will perform at the 2016 Women That Soar Awards, (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre's F*ck~ng Good Plays Festival Kicks Off This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Daniella Topol, Artistic Director, opens its week-long mini-festival of free staged readings entitled F*ck~ng Good Plays Festival Saturday, September 10, at 7:00pm with Draw The Circle, written and performed by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. And it's free. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Month for BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROL KING MUSICAL in Detroit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Detroit premiere at The Fisher Theatre for four weeks, December 13, 2016 - January 8, 2017.  Tickets go on sale Sunday, September 18 at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase at The Fisher Theatre box office starting on Monday, September 19. (more...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER to Welcome Original Broadway Stars on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder announced today that three members from the original Broadway Production - Kristen Hahn, Jennifer Smith, and Catherine Walker - will join the cast of the First National Tour. (more...)

Lynn University to Launch 2016-17 New Play Readings Series with 'A KING! A PLOT! A GUN! A SHOT!'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

?Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, are launching this season's series of Jan McArt's New Play Readings on Monday, October 31. Under the leadership and guidance of McArt, this program develops new plays by highly acclaimed playwrights through staged readings. (more...)

Celebrity Series Announces Locations for Street Pianos Boston
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The sound of music will be heard all across Boston from September 23-October 10, 2016 as Celebrity Series of Boston brings back Street Pianos Boston.  (more...)

IFA 2016 baut globale Leitfunktion aus
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

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BWW Interview: Meet THE ROADS TO HOME's Brilliant Couple of Hallie Foote and Devon Abner
by Marissa Sblendorio - Sep 6, 2016

THE ROADS TO HOME is the first production in Primary Stages' 2016-17 season. In this collection of one-act plays, Horton Foote illustrates the lives of three Texan women in the 1920s as they struggle to understand what the concept of home means for each of them. THE ROADS TO HOME offers a rare chance to experience a Foote gem not seen on the New York stage in over 25 years and is directed by Foote's longtime collaborator, Michael Wilson. (more...)

Broadway Understudy Julia Knitel to Lead BEAUTIFUL on Tour Starting in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing have announced the National Tour of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will welcome Julia Knitel (Carole King) and Erika Olson (Cynthia Weil) beginning September 13 in San Francisco, CA. (more...)

An Old Guy is Making a Stir on the UConn Campus
by Lauren Yarger - Sep 6, 2016

The First Folio of Shakespeare's works is making a tour stop at the UConn Storrs Campus (more...)

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Attempts to 'Undo' the Drama in Season Premiere
by Lauren Gienow - Sep 24, 2016

GREY'S ANATOMY's 13th Season premiered Thursday night and it picked up right where it left off in the May finale. The episode is titled 'Undo' and is Directed by Debbie Allen (a Broadway alum and BWW fav!) and written by William Harper. Is Deluca alright? Did Alex face the consequences of his actions? Read to find out! (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse to Welcome Back IN YOUR FACE NEW YORK with Roz Chast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

St. Ann's Warehouse will welcome back In Your Face New York, the new episodic live show and podcast that aims to capture the city's energy through sketches, songs and monologues by an array of New York artists and writers, for a new edition on October 23. (more...)

Jim James Shares 'Same Old Lie' + Pre-order and Tour Tickets On-Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Purposefully released in the midst of possibly one of the most politically controversial elections to date, James' new music is a call to action. (more...)

Brooklyn Arts Exchange to Present SUBMERGE 2016: WILL YOU? This November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange presents A Helix Queer Performance Network Event: SUBMERGE 2016: will you? curated by Naimonu James, November 6 - 13, 2016. Tickets: $16, $10, $5 (pay what you will). (more...)

BEAUTIFUL The Carole King Musical Coming to Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Seattle premiere at The Paramount Theatre for two weeks from October 19 - 30. To purchase tickets, visit stgpresents.org and tickets.com, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). Tickets start at $30. (more...)

Twin Limb Announces Album, Tour with Jim James + Releases Track
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Louisville's Twin Limb have announced their first full-length album Haplo today, out October 28 via Suretone Records. (more...)

Mayor of London, Meryl Streep and More Laud Donmar's Young+Free Initiative for Shakespeare Trilogy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Today ambassadors, including The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and actors Meryl Streep and Ben Whishaw, help the Donmar Warehouse celebrate the release of the first batch of YOUNG+FREE tickets, available to those aged 25 and under, for the all-female Shakespeare Trilogy at King's Cross. (more...)

Jim James Announces Solo Album Out 11/4 + Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Defying categorization, James' second solo project, Eternally Even, co-produced by Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes) and Jim James, is a heart-thumping call to action. The timing of its release, smack in the middle of election season, is no accident. (more...)

Joan Armatrading to Pen Songs for Donmar's All-Female THE TEMPEST at King's Cross
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading will compose original music for Phyllida Lloyd's forthcoming production of The Tempest. The songs will be set to Shakespeare's words in the Donmar's new all-female production which starts performance from 23rd September. (more...)

Broadway Alum Sarah Paulson Wins Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Sarah Paulson picked up an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as prosecutor Marcia Clark in FX's AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE PEOPLE VS. O. J. SIMPSON. (more...)

Walt Disney Records to Release QUEEN OF KATWE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Walt Disney Records will release the original motion picture soundtrack for QUEEN OF KATWE on September 23, 2016. (more...)

New Jersey Rep Presents MAD LOVE by Marisa Smith
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016 - New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the new comedy MAD LOVE by Marisa Smith, the Author of 'Saving Kitty'. Sloane Hudson, a wealthy, beautiful recent Ivy League graduate and product of the campus hook-up culture and frat basement pong tournaments, doesn't believe in love or marriage. She does, however, believe in babies and wants one soon so her tummy can bounce back and she can still wear a bikini. The problem is she needs a sperm donor who passes muster. Enter Brandon, who has all the right stats, but the wrong attitude. Brandon, meantime, has enough on his plate living with his brother Doug, who just fell in love with Katerina, the hooker from the Ukraine. Cabbage soup, a rare baseball card and a lizard named Pogo all play a part in this romantic comedy for cynical times. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Take a Look Back at Emmy-Winner Viola Davis' Tony-Winning Stage Career
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 17, 2016

Last night two-time Tony Award-winner Viola Davis made history as the first African-American to win an Emmy in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. She was recognized for her role as the brilliant attorney and professor Annalise Keating on the Shonda Rhimes drama HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. In addition to her Emmy and Tonys, Davis has won three Drama Desks and three SAG Awards. During her acceptance speech, Davis quoted Harriet Tubman and talked about breaking boundaries and redefining what Hollywood thinks of as beautiful. (more...)

UNDERGROUND Set as First Public Program at Smithsonian's Oprah Winfrey Theater
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture will host a screening of the critically acclaimed original series 'Underground,' Monday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Oprah Winfrey Theater (more...)

Reform the Debates & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

Akin Omotoso's VAYA Selected for Toronto International Film Festival - Watch Trailer
by Movies News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Vaya is produced by Robbie Thorpe, Rethabile Mothobi, Harriet Perlman and Ronnie Aptekeer. Executive produced by Matthew Moodley, Cecil Barry and Jan du Plesis. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Presents GOOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

New Repertory Theatre presents Good by C.P. Taylor, co-presented with Boston Center for American Performance, October 8-30, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $30-$59 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Subscription packages that include Good are also available. (more...)

Jake Epstein to Return to Broadway's BEAUTIFUL as 'Gerry Goffin'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that Jake Epstein, who originated the role of Gerry Goffin on Broadway in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, will return to the role on September 22, 2016. (more...)

The Acting Company to Honor Mark Lamos and J. Barclay Collins at 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Acting Company will honor legendary theatrical director Mark Lamos and distinguished patron of the arts J. Barclay Collins at its annual gala Monday, October 17, at New York's Metropolitan Club, One East 60th St. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/14/2016 - 'BRIDGE' in L.A., THE ROADS TO HOME Off-Broadway!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 14, 2016

Today's big news: Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE opens this evening in L.A., the DISASTER! cast celebrates their album release at Barnes & Noble, and THE ROADS TO HOME starts tonight at Primary Stages! (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Opens Season with Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) opens its 2016-17 season with William Shakespeare's King Lear. Associate Artistic Director Dale AJ Rose will direct.  Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from October 6ththrough October 16th, 2016.  For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

Blue Man Group Announces Winners of 2016 Art Competition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Celebrating 25 years of living in full color, Blue Man Group has announced the six winners of the 2016 Blue Man Group Art Competition. (more...)

O BEAUTIFUL, AN OCTOROON and More Set for UMKC Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Known for high-quality productions and successful collaboration with Kansas City and nationwide theatre companies, UMKC Theatre announces its 2016-17 season. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Comes to the Morrison Center this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Boise premiere at the Morrison Center November 29 - December 3, 2016. To purchase tickets, visit MorrisonCenter.com, call 208-426-1110 or visit the Morrison Center Box Office. Ticket prices start at $40. (more...)

BBC America to Premiere Chilling New Limited Series THE LIVING AND THE DEAD, 10/27
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

In the lead up to Halloween, BBC AMERICA premieres the chilling limited series, THE LIVING AND THE DEAD, on October 27. (more...)

Opera Exposures to Present Recital Honoring Elizabeth Taylor Browning
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

Opera Exposures  (http://www.operaexposures.org), the not-for-profit opera company founded by Edna Greenwich in 2004, will present  a special recital celebrating  Elizabeth Taylor Browning, the first African American opera singer to gain recognition in Europe and the United States in the mid to late 19th century, on Sunday, September 18, at 3:00 PM at the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island, 1466 Manor Road.  Tickets, available at the door, are $25. Children under ten will be admitted free of charge. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jason Robert Brown Shares THE LAST FIVE YEARS Orchestra Rehearsal Video
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2016

It just might be the most anticipated concert event of the year; the tickets for Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo and two-time Tony Nominee Joshua Henry's one-night-only performance of The Last Five Years sold out in less than an hour on the first day of the evening's pre-sale. With the concert, which will be performed at Town Hall, only two days away, the entire team is hard at work perfecting the piece before sharing it with the lucky few who nabbed tickets. This afternoon, Jason Robert Brown, the composer of The Last Five Years, took to Facebook to share a sneak peak of one of the orchestra's final rehearsals before the big night. Check it out below! (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Presents Tennessee Williams Bio-Musical A HOUSE OF GLASS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "A House of Glass" in concert on Monday September 12, 2016 at 7 PM. Broadway's Joshua Morgan (Les Mis), Lawrence Clayton (The Color Purple), Leah Horowitz (Follies), Jelani Remy (The Lion King), Austin Colby (The Sound of Music), Theresa McCarthy (Floyd Collins) and Megan Kane take part in a one night only concert version of this exciting new musical! (more...)

VIDEO: Alicia Keys Teams with Disney on New Song Featured in QUEEN OF KATWE
by Movies News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Below, check out a first look at a featurette featuring singer/songwriter/producer Alicia Keys and her new song "Back to Life," which is featured in the upcoming film QUEEN OF KATWE. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Installs Permanent Hearing Loop System
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

New Repertory Theatre in association with the Arsenal Center for the Arts is proud to announce that all productions in the Charles Mosesian Theater will now be hearing loop enabled. This innovative wireless technology will allow patrons with Telecoil enabled hearing aids and cochlear implants to hear speech and music from on stage clearly and directly. Headsets will also be available for those patrons without Telecoil enabled devices. (more...)

IFA 2016: en route to the next top brand
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

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Faculty for 2016-17 School Year at the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Faculty for the 2016-17 school year at the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (JKO) School was announced today by ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie and ABT JKO School Artistic Director Cynthia Harvey.  Joining the faculty this year as Principal Guest Instructor is former ABT Principal Dancer Ethan Stiefel.  Also returning to train the next generation of dancers is former ABT and New York City Ballet Principal Dancer, Robert La Fosse.  Both Stiefel and La Fosse will teach students in the ABT JKO Pre-Professional Division. (more...)

Tony Nominee Forrest McClendon to Speak at Opening of FIRST FOLIO! Exhibition at UConn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The widespread news coverage earlier this year of the discovery in Scotland of a previously unknown first edition of the collected works of William Shakespeare is bringing greater interest to the national traveling exhibition "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare" that will be on display at the William Benton Museum of Art at UConn from Sept. 1 to 25. (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...)

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