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American Opera Projects Announces New LGBTQ Operas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

In light of recent news from Washington, American Opera Projects (AOP) announces that of its 31 new operas in development, four are on LGBTQ topics.  For AOP, this is not new. In 1998, AOP premiered the first opera ever to focus on a lesbian relationship, Patience & Sarah, by composer Paula M. Kimper, and librettist Wende Persons, three years after Houston Grand Opera's premiere of Harvey Milk composed by Stewart Wallace to a libretto by Michael Korie.  (more...)

Tony Winner Matthew Broderick Cast in FX's KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Two-time Tony Award winning stage actor Matthew Broderick has been cast in KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, the second installment of the universally acclaimed, award-winning limited series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. (more...)

Jim Parsons and Claire Danes to Lead Film Adaptation of A KID LIKE JAKE Play
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Daniel Pearle's stage play A KID LIKE JAKE is headed to the big screen. (more...)

History Orders Second Season of Captivating Navy Seal Drama Series SIX
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

HISTORY has picked up a ten episode sophomore season of the hit military combat drama series 'SIX,' it was announced today by Jana Bennett, President & General Manager of HISTORY. (more...)

Intiman Announces New Executive Director Phillip Chavira
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

As Intiman Theatre grows its staff, the organization announces a new Executive Director position to work alongside other leadership, including the new Co-Curator position. Intiman is thrilled to announce that Phillip Chavira will be filling this new role. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jennifer L. Nelson
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 23, 2017

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FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of PRESENT LAUGHTER on Broadway
by Walter McBride - Feb 23, 2017

Present Laughter will play Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street) this spring for a strictly limited 16-week engagement. Directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, performances are set to begin Friday, March 10, 2017, ahead of a Wednesday, April 5th Opening Night, and will play through Sunday, July 2nd. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE GIFT at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with the story behind the making of a great novel in THE GIFT. Written by Will Stutts and directed by Greg Wood, the production opens tonight, February 23, and continues through March 19 in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Martin Scorsese to Present Chaplin Award to Robert De Niro This May
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces that legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese will present the 44th Chaplin Award to honoree Robert De Niro on Monday, May 8, 2017. The pair have worked together on eight films, beginning with Mean Streets in 1973. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at PINOCCHIO Design Series Video
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2017

In Episode 1 of our video series on the creation of Pinocchio, Set and Costume Designer Colin Richmond walks through his imaginative designs at The National Ballet of Canada's production shop and wardrobe department.  Check it out below! (more...)

Academy Award-Nominated Film LION to Be Honored at International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children's 2017 Gala for Child Protection
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

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ALADDIN Finds Princess, Genie, Villains and Band of Thieves for National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago have announced full casting for the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin, which begins rehearsals in Chicago on Monday, February 27. (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER and More Set for the Court's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Court Theatre announces its 63rd season under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert. (more...)

BWW Review: Caryl Churchill's ESCAPED ALONE Yearns For a Post-Apocalyptic Return To Normalcy
by Michael Dale - Feb 22, 2017

When tragedy strikes a community, after the initial shock and the effort to neutralize the situation, there's always a strong desire to return to normalcy. (more...)

Works by Kimber Lee, Jen Silverman and More on Tap for MTC's Ted Snowdon Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the lineup for this spring's Ted Snowdon Reading Series, formerly titled the Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series. (more...)

FX to Premiere Third Installment of 'True Crime' Series FARGO 4/19
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

FARGO will return with its third, all-new 'true crime' tale on Wednesday, April 19 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX (more...)

Little Theatre of Manchester to Present A Reading of NEVER THE SINNER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Little Theatre of Manchester's popular script-in-hand play-reading series, begins on March 14, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. with a reading of John Logan's dramatization of the 1920's Leopold and Loeb crime and trial, NEVER THE SINNER. (more...)

The St. Bart's Players to Celebrate 90th Season with Special Gala and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The St. Bart's Players is incredibly excited to celebrate its 90th season in 2017! Before the group's spring play, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the Players will kick the season off with a special Gala on February 25th! (more...)

University of Washington School of Drama's CINO NIGHTS Revives the Early Days of Off -Off Broadway in Seattle's U-District
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

For three nights in March, a former medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle's University District will transform into a makeshift theatre cafe. Inspired by Joe Cino's legendary Greenwich Village performance space, Caffe Cino, the space will house performances of six short plays from the early days of Off Off Broadway.  (more...)

IF I FORGET, Starring Kate Walsh and More, Opens Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Roundabout Theatre Company presents Roundabout Underground alumni playwright Steven Levenson's (Dear Evan Hansen The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin) new play, If I Forget, directed by Daniel Sullivan, opening officially tomorrow, February 22, 2017 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. This is a limited engagement Off-Broadway through April 30, 2017. (more...)

Scoop: THE TALK 2/21 - 2/24 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Feb 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE TALK 2/21 - 2/24, airing on CBS (more...)

Accept Her Invitation: Lyric Continues Season with I AM MY OWN WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Lyric Theatre invites you into the fascinating world of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf as its season continues with the Tony Award-winning play, I AM MY OWN WIFE. Lyric favorite Matthew Alvin Brown portrays more than 30 characters in a tour-de-force performance, which runs March 29 through April 9 at Lyric at the Plaza, 1725 NW 16th St. (more...)

NAKOM Nominated for Film Independent Spirit Award; Opens Theatrically This March
by Movies News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

On March 3 rd, Corinth Films will release NAKOM, directed by the female team of TW Pittman and Daniela Norris, whose storytelling ability further emphasizes the fast growing prowess of female filmmakers in the entertainment industry. (more...)

Hard-Hitting Documentary ICE GUARDIANS Comes to VOD, 3/7
by Movies News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Hard hitting new documentary  ICE GUARDIANS  smashes onto VOD March 7 from Upstream Flix. (more...)

BWW Review: Bravura Performances and Direction of Annie Baker's THE ALIENS at Stageworks
by Peter Nason - Feb 20, 2017

Chris Jackson, Derrick Phillips, and Franco Colon are at their brilliant best in this quirky, mesmerizing play, directed with so much heart by David Jenkins. (more...)

ICE GUARDIANS Comes Home This March
by Movies News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Hard hitting new documentary Ice Guardians smashes onto VOD March 7 from Upstream Flix. (more...)

Stand-Up Comedian D.L. Hughley Returns to The Orleans Showroom April 7-8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

???????Actor, radio personality and comic D.L. Hughley will bring his stand-up comedy act to The Orleans Showroom April 7-8. (more...)

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aasif Mandvi, Marisa Tomei and More Set for THE PEOPLE SPEAK at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

BAM presents two stimulating evenings of history and ideas in March that focus on traditionally marginalized voices. (more...)

Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman to Star in LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom landing in the West End, and Funny Girl starting a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces today that Trevor Nunn will direct Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman in Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

Curve Holding Auditions for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and SCROOGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Curve has today announced auditions for the Curve Young Company & Community Production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and the Christmas musical, Leslie Bricusse's Scrooge. (more...)

Antonette Smith Releases 'The Real Antonette Come Forth: Series Volume 4'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Antonette Smith, a mother, grandmother, devout Christian, the founder of Empowerment Ministry, evangelistic teacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ, CEO of Jentle Touch in Home Care LLC, philanthropist, teacher, and life coach, has completed her new book 'The Real Antonette Come Forth: Series Volume 4': a gripping and potent autobiography that depicts a life of trauma and abuse that is saved by the power and strength of faith and religion. (more...)

Top 20 Junior Home Cooks Revealed on MASTERCHEF JUNIOR
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Last night on MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, 12 young chef-testants joined eight previously announced junior home cooks to comprise this season's Top 20 finalists. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS and 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Highlight Broadway in Thousand Oaks' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Tony Award-winning Best Musicals KINKY BOOTS and A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER highlight the 2017-18 Broadway in Thousand Oaks Series, presented by Theater League at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. (more...)

Miranda Hart To Make West End Stage Debut As Miss Hannigan In ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Multi award-winning comedy writer, actor and author Miranda Hart, will make her West End Theatre debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie opening in the West End in May 2017.  Previews at the Piccadilly Theatre will begin on 23 May 2017 with opening night on 5 June 2017. (more...)

Birdland Anounces March 2017 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Birmingham Hippodrome Steps Up Support for Young Dance Talent
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The stage was set for vintage, red carpet glamour at Birmingham Hippodrome last week (Tue 7 - Sat 11 Feb 2017). Alongside the public performances of The Red Shoes, the city's premier theatre hosted a week of fundraising events and creative learning projects inspired by Sir Matthew Bourne's magical new staging of the classic Powell and Pressburger film. (more...)

Timothy Ware to Star as Lola in KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Kinky Boots national tour welcomes Broadway alum Timothy Ware to the road as he takes over the iconic role of Lola. No stranger to Lola's famous thigh-high red boots, Ware was the Lola Standby on Broadway where he performed the role 186 times. He's previously been seen across the country in the national tours of Mamma Mia! and Jesus Christ Superstar. Ware joins the tour cast in Spokane, WA, on Tuesday February 28, 2017. (more...)

The Old Vic to Present THE MISSING LIGHT Puppetry Show for Kids This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

As part of its programme for families, The Old Vic will present The Missing Light, an enchanting puppetry show for ages 7+ about hopes, dreams and true friendship, created by Mark Arends for Make Mend and Do. The production will run for 12 performances only, 23 Mar - 4 Apr 2017. (more...)

Chef Aaron Sanchez to Join Judges' Panel of MASTERCHEF Season Eight, Premiering Summer 2017
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Celebrated chef and restaurateur Aarón Sánchez will join Chefs Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi as the third judge throughout Season Eight of the hit culinary competition series MASTERCHEF, premiering Summer 2017. (more...)

New Industrial Leases Signed in Clinton and Norwood, Mass.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

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BWW Review: Lyric Theatre's ASSASSINS Explodes in a Poignant and Timely Production
by Ronn Burton - Feb 15, 2017

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma opens their 2017 Season with Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS. Michael Baron's production pushes the right buttons without going too far over the edge. It is startling to find how recognizable we find these characters: to see the pain, loss, and instability that plagued the lives of these criminals, we begin to find more similarities than differences…they are our neighbors, our relatives, or-unnervingly-ourselves. With the current divisive political climate, Lyric's production seems more timely than ever. (more...)

GEM Advertising Brings on New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

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Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe to Star in WAITING FOR GOD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe will star in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  WAITING FOR GOD delighted TV audiences across five primetime BBC series in the 1990s. This all-new script is penned by the sitcom's creator Michael Aitkens and directed by Tony Award winner David Grindley. (more...)

Andrew Lippa, Kurt Ollmann to Judge 2017 American Traditions Vocal Competition in Savannah
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The American Traditions Vocal Competition has announced its lineup for the 24th Annual singing competition, held in Savannah, Georgia. (more...)

Live Arts Bard Presents WE'RE WATCHING, An Exhibition Of New Performance Works About Surveillance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Live Arts Bard (LAB), the residency and commissioning program of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, is pleased to present WE'RE WATCHING, the first major survey of performances by contemporary American artists exploring surveillance and its impact on our identities. (more...)

Mark Ruffalo, Danny DeVito, Tony Shalhoub, & Jessica Hecht in THE PRICE Begins Previews Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to present Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. (more...)

The Old Globe Holds Annual Meeting, Elects New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Old Globe's Annual Meeting was held on Monday, February 13, on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Comes to Carrollwood Players This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The hilarious and beloved gender-bending musical LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, a six-time Tony Award-winner, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodies of Jerry Herman, takes to stage at Carrollwood Players on March 17 through April 8. (more...)

Israel Habima Theatre presents TORCH SONG TRILOGY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

On Thursday, February 16 2017, the national theatre of Israel Habima Theatre will begin performances of Harvey Fierstein's play 'Torch Song Trilogy', directed by Nathan Datner. The cast includes Mordi Gershon, Aki Avni/Nati Ravitz, Miki Kam/Rivka Michaeli, Riki Blich, Omer Dror (making his Habima Theatre debut and repertoire theatre debut), Itamar Carmeli/Gil Seri and 'The Hazelnuts' - Shira Z. Carmel, Yifeat Ziv, Anat Moshkovski. (more...)

Global Animated Musical Hit SING Arrives on Digital HD & Special Edition Versions this March
by Movies News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Illumination and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment are excited to announce that the global animated musical hit, SING arrives on Digital HD on March 3, 2017 and on Special Edition on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on March 21, 2017. (more...)

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