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It's Thanksgiving of 2000 and the presidential election still has not been decided. Ellen insists that her friends and family don't understand how bad The Situation really is. But no one-not her loving partner, Danny, nor the passionate Amy, nor the brutally pragmatic and world-weary Judy-can make Ellen see the blind spot at the center of her own politics and emotional life. A funny, passionate, and ultimately searing new play that illuminates assumptions that lie at the heart of the American character -- and the blind spots that mask us from ourselves.

FOUR CRITiCS FIVE FACES Brings A Provocative Discussion to Canadian Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Building on the buzz surrounding Five Faces for Evelyn Frost, the exciting new bilingual co-production by Canadian Stage and Theatre francais de Toronto (TfT), the two companies and the Canadian Theatre Critics Association (CTCA) are hosting a post-show panel discussion with leading critics from Toronto and Montreal. (more...)

TheatreLAB presents TWILIGHT: Los Angeles, 1992
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

 TheatreLAB, Richmond's home for unexpected and evocative performance, is proud to present Anna Deavere Smith's stunning work of "documentary theatre," TWILIGHT: Los Angeles, 1992 as part of The Cellar Series: When The Other Becomes The Self. Directed by Addie Barnhart and starring TheatreLAB Associate Artistic Director, Katrinah Carol Lewis (2016 Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Award Winner, Best Actress in a Musical). The show will run March 24 thru April 1 at TheatreLAB's venue, The Basement (300 East Broad Street). TWILIGHT: Los Angeles, 1992 is being performed 25 years after the Rodney King Riots. (more...)

South London's Phobophobes Share Sinister New Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Ahead of their single launch show at MOTH Club on March 13th with Dead Pretties, South London's Phobophobes have shared a mesmerising new video, led by interpretive dance, for their forthcoming 7” 'The Never Never', due for release this March 24th via Ra-Ra Rok Records. (more...)

Scoop: THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
by - Mar 9, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE FLASH, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, March 28, 2017! (more...)

Cathedral of St. John, Manhattan School of Music, And Ontario Society of NY Present Britten's WAR REQUIEM, 4/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Cathedral of St. John the Divine...will present Benjamin Britten's powerful invocation of the perils of battle, the War Requiem on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 and Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 7:30 pm, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Into the Speed Force' Episode of THE FLASH
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

On the next episode of THE FLASH on The CW titled 'Into the Speed Force', desperate to stop Savitar and save his friends, Barry (Grant Gustin) turns to the speed force for answers. (more...)

Theatre Smash & ARC present the Canadian Premiere of KISS by Guillermo Calderón
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Theatre Smash, ARC and Canadian Stage are proud to join forces to present the Canadian premiere of KISS by internationally-acclaimed Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderon (screenwriter, Neruda). Directed by Ashlie Corcoran(Artistic Director, Theatre Smash) with Associate Director Christopher Stanton (Artistic Producer, ARC), KISS will be on stage from March 28 to April 16 at the intimate Berkeley Street Upstairs Theatre. A Theatre Smash and ARC production in partnership with Canadian Stage. (more...)

Selladoor Announce International Tours of JERSEY BOYS and THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Selladoor Worldwide is delighted to announce that they will tour a brand-new production of Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning musical Jersey Boys this Autumn. Set to take the world by storm in 2017, they embark on an international tour opening at Dubai Opera in October before moving on to China's Shanghai Daning Theatre, The Jiangsu Centre For The Performing Arts, Guangzhou Opera House and Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre, with further international venues to be announced. (more...)

Sarasota Film Festival Launches Veteran's Filmmaking Academy With Their First Documentary Short RETURNING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Sarasota Film Festival  announces the launch of their newly established Veteran's Filmmaking Academy completed in collaboration with Project Rebirth. Local veteran's Rae Chapman, Eddie Cacciola, Mike Scelia and Jeff Garner participated in making the first documentary short RETURNING with instruction from Shaun Greenspan and Ed Fagan of Triforce Pictures and Director Jason Benjamin (SUITED).  The film will make its world premiere at this years festival at the Sarasota Opera House on Tuesday, April 4th at 6:30PM. (more...)

Scoop: QUANTICO on ABC - Monday, March 20, 2017
by - Mar 7, 2017

Get all the scoop on QUANTICO, airing on ABC on Monday, March 20, 2017! (more...)

The National Theatre Announces Accenture as 'Partner for Innovation' and Supporter of the NT Immersive Storytelling Studio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The National Theatre is delighted to announce Accenture as their 'Partner for Innovation' and supporter of the National Theatre's Immersive Storytelling Studio. (more...)

New York Times Bestselling Authors Launch #Read4Refugees in Wake of Trump's Immigration Order
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

BOSTON, March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ In The Wake of Donald Trump's latest executive order on immigration, a growing list of best-selling authors and recipients of the world's highest literary honors are adding their names to #Read4Refugees, a worldwide 'read-in' for refugees. The campaign encourages people everywhere to support refugees by donating what they spend on a night out and stay in to read instead. (more...)

16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Announces Lineup - 57 World Premieres, 40% Women Directed, Sports Themes and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup of 57 thought-provoking and diverse short films in competition, including 36 world premieres. The selected shorts, 40% of which were directed by women, and include filmmakers from every corner of the globe, were curated from a record 4,385 submissions. They will be presented in 10 distinct competition programs, consisting of five narrative, four documentary, and, for the second year, one animated program. In addition, there is the Sports Shorts program as part of the 11th annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival, sponsored by Mohegan Sun. The Shorts program, sponsored by Nutella Originals, is a part of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs April 19-30. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GREAT COMET Outshines HAMILTON in Perry T's Annual Broadway Roundup
by Perry Tannenbaum - Mar 7, 2017

Perry T's latest New York Roundup includes six Broadway shows; NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET, HAMILTON, A BRONX TALE, IN TRANSIT, PARAMOUR, and ON YOUR FEET! plus three off-Broadway shows; PRUDENCIA HART, SPAMILTON, and CAGNEY (more...)

BWW Review: Close Encounters Of The Ethical Kind Converge In STOREFRONT CHURCH
by Herbert Paine - Mar 6, 2017

Theatre Artists Studio's Carol McLeod has created a taut and well-paced interpretation of STOREFRONT CHURCH. Her cast delivers the goods, balancing wit and intensity to produce a provocative reflection on the limits of morality. The show runs through March 12th. (more...)

The Watermill Theatre Announces Cast of TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Artistic and Executive Director, Paul Hart today announces the company for his new production of Twelfth Night continuing The Watermill Theatre's bold, ensemble driven approach to Shakespeare. Twelfth Night runs from 6 April to 6 May and in repertoire with Hart's 2016 production of Romeo + Juliet from 18 to 22 July. Both productions will tour nationally from Tuesday 16 May to Thursday 3 August (more...)

Scoop: THE FLASH - 'Supergirl Musical Crossover' on THE CW - Tuesday, March 21, 2017
by - Mar 3, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE FLASH - 'Supergirl Musical Crossover', airing on THE CW on Tuesday, March 21, 2017! (more...)

BWW Interview: The 2017 New American Voices Play Reading Series Finalists
by Natalie de la Garza - Mar 27, 2017

Step-sisters in a magical trailer park, a clash between past and present (that's a realtor's nightmare), an exploration of race and family in segregated Cleveland, a murderous family in the American West -- sounds like this year's finalists for The Landing Theatre Company's New American Voices Play Reading Series. (more...)

Tift Merritt Premieres 'Icarus' Video on CMT + On Tour Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Stitch of the World, Merritt's sixth studio album, was written on a friend's farm in Marfa, Texas, at Merritt's California cabin and in New York City In The Wake of several major changes in her life. (more...)

HANNAH AND THE DREAD GAZEBO Opens 4/2 at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will present the world premiere of Hannah and the Dread Gazebo by Jiehae Park, directed by Chay Yew, on April 2 in the Thomas Theatre. Preview performances are March 29, 31 and April 1. (more...)

Scoop: THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, April 11, 2017
by - Mar 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE FLASH, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, April 11, 2017! (more...)

The New Pornographers Premiere New Song 'Whiteout Conditions'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Critically acclaimed supergroup The New Pornographers are premiering the title track off their forthcoming full-length record Whiteout Conditions today. (more...)

BWW Review: New Yiddish Rep's Masterful Revival of Sholem Asch's Unflinching Look At Eastern European Jewish Culture in GOD OF VENGEANCE
by Victoria Ordin - Mar 24, 2017

Making his theatrical debut as the scribe in the New Yiddish Rep's GOD OF VENGEANCE, real-life lawyer and ex-Hasid Eli Rosen told American Theater's Simi Horowitz that he believes in 'transparency': 'The only way to effect change is to shine a light on what goes on behind closed doors.' Or in the case of Sholem Asch's controversial 1907 play, in the basement of a brothel owned by Yankl Shapshovitch, deftly played by Shane Baker, a Yiddish stage veteran with a Vaudeville background.GOD OF VENGEANCE is a large, sprawling text, full of complex characters whose motives invite debate. In this, Asch's play embodies the best traditions of Judaism, along with the brokenness he sees in Judaism's most extreme forms. Still, Asch did not want the play produced In The Wake of the Holocaust, fearing it might fuel anti-semitism. The issue is not lost on modern interpreters of Asch's text, but the New Yiddish Rep approaches the play with all the rigor and sensitivity one would wish from a Rabbinic scholar poring over a verse of the Talmud. (more...)

'Integrated: The Lincoln Institute, Basketball, and a Vanished Tradition' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Basketball is a crucial aspect of the Kentucky identity, and while those outside the state primarily witness the competition as between opposing college or professional teams, high school basketball has formed a core component of the sport's presence since the establishment of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Boys Basketball Championship in 1918. In 1960, that championship would play host to an issue larger than simply basketball, as an all-black team (only the fourth to make it to the “Sweet Sixteen”) was a serious contender. That team represented the Lincoln Institute, Kentucky's only black boarding school, and their presence spoke volumes about the changing face of education under integration. (more...)

BWW Review: ALBATROSS Is A Soaring Theatrical Experience ~ Benjamin Evett Is Mesmerizing
by Herbert Paine - Mar 23, 2017

Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett's ALBATROSS, now on stage in an all too short run at the Herberger Theater Center, features the gripping and riveting performance of Benjamin Evett as The Mariner. Mr. Evett is a force of nature in a tempest-tossed odyssey that reveals timely truths about the interconnectedness of all things, the ties that bind man and nature, and the consequences of mindless action. (more...)

Bravo Media Delivers Top Shelf Drama on the Three-Part Reunion of VANDERPUMP RULES
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Bravo Media serves up drama on the rocks with a three-part reunion of “Vanderpump Rules” kicking-off on Monday, April 3 at 8 PM ET/PT. Host Andy Cohen sits down with Lisa Vanderpump and her current and former SUR staff to rehash the season's defining moments. From scandalous hookups and cheating accusations to wild wedding festivities, Jax Taylor, Stassi Schroeder, Scheana Shay, Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, James Kennedy, Katie Maloney, Tom Schwartz, Kristen Doute, and Brittany Catwright hold nothing back as they answer the tough questions. The reunion gets tense when Lala Kent shocks the group with her return and Mike Shayconfronts Scheana for the first time since she filed for divorce. For a sneak peek at the reunion, click here: here (more...)

The 5th Annual American Studies Conference Features THE DIVIDED STATES OF AMERICA, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Bringing together the scholarship of Fairfield University undergraduate and graduate students, the 5th Annual American Studies Conference on Saturday, March 25, will explore the theme of "The Divided States of America" and what it means politically, culturally and socially in past and present U.S. culture. (more...)

History to Explore Defining Moments in U.S. History in New Anthology Series THE COMMANDERS
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

HISTORY(R) is developing a new annual scripted television event, THE COMMANDERS, dramatizing pivotal moments in U.S. history that defined the men who served as the most powerful person in the nation, the President of the United States, (more...)

A Brand New Season Of Shows On Sale At Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

???????A brand new season of West End musicals, gripping dramas, dynamic dance and one night concerts on sale next week at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at Diversionary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Diversionary has announced casting for the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly. This highly poetic play explores the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Maestro Valery Gergiev to Lead Munich Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

This April, Principal Conductor Valery Gergievconducts the Munich Philharmonic Orchestrain two concerts at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. On Monday, April 3 at 8:00 p.m., the orchestra performs Ravel'sLa valse and Piano Concerto in G Major withPierre-Laurent Aimard, alongside Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55, 'Eroica." This concert is being broadcast live on Classical 105.9 FM WQXR, and streamed and as part of the Carnegie Hall Live series. It will be heard later this year on radio stations across the country through the WFMT Radio Network. (more...)

Rivada Networks Offers a FirstNet Solution to States
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017


Minnesota Orchestra Announces Live at Orchestra Hall, Holiday and Jazz Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Minnesota Orchestra today announced plans for the 2017-18 seasons of its Live at Orchestra Hall, Holiday Concerts and Jazz in the Target Atrium series. Live at Orchestra Hall, a series of popular music, jazz, Broadway classics, movie scores, world music and other genres, is led by Principal Conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall Sarah Hicks. She conducts many of the series' concerts, including those with Rufus Wainwright and Cloud Cult, return performances with Pink Martini and Ben Folds, and screenings of four major feature films, with scores performed live. The Holiday season includes December concerts that range from a newly created Minnesota Orchestra Holiday Show, led by Hicks, directed by Peter Rothstein and featuring new work by storyteller-playwright Kevin Kling; to the return of Merry and Bright: A Big Brassy Christmas with Charles Lazarus; to the Orchestra's first-ever performance at Orchestra Hall of Bach's glorious Christmas Oratorio, led by beloved German conductor Helmuth Rilling. (more...)

Morgan Heritage's New Album, 'Avrakedabra' Out 5/19, Pre-Order Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

In The Wake of their historical GRAMMY win for Best Reggae Album as the Producer and Artist for “Strictly Roots”, which was released under their own independent label CTBC Music Group, the Iconic GRAMMY Award-Winning cultured driven band has managed yet again to deliver another classic album. (more...)

Lincoln Center Moments, a Free Program for Individuals with Dementia and Their Caregivers, Set to Launch on 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Lincoln Center Moments, a program for individuals with dementia and their caregivers, launches on Friday, March 17, with a performance of a Schumann piano trio featuring musicians of the New York Philharmonic. Created to bring Lincoln Center's unparalleled artistry to an intimate and supportive setting, the free performance series is designed to address the needs of the rapidly growing population affected by dementia and provide meaningful connections to the arts for an audience that may be unable to attend mainstream performances. The spring 2017 season features six performances representing genres across the Lincoln Center's campus. Participants enjoy one-hour-long chamber music, jazz, and theater performances, each followed by a one-hour, interactive workshop to share their experience with their fellow concertgoers. All programs start at 1 pm and take place at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Frederick P. Rose Building, 10th floor, 165 West 65th Street, between Amsterdam and Broadway. (more...)

Guest Blog: Director Dan Hutton On Topical Play BIG GUNS
by Guest Blog: Dan Hutton - Mar 16, 2017

When I first read Big Guns in the early autumn last year, it felt very much like a play about how political and cultural establishments can create the illusion of threat in order to gain power and control over a population. In The Wake of Brexit and the 2015 UK election victory, the way in which two characters summon an imaginary gunman into the room evoked, for me, how those two campaigns played on our fear and insecurities to assert dominance. (more...)

Mixed Blood presents the Regional Premiere of Qui Nguyen's Sexy and Hilarious VIETGONE!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Mixed Blood Theatre is proud to announce the final show in its 2016/2017 Season, Vietgone. In Vietgone, award winning pioneer of "geek theater" Qui Nguyen brilliantly chronicles the love story of his parents meeting in an Arkansas refugee center after fleeing Vietnam during the fall of Saigon in 1975. The playwright's journey to understand his parents' immigrant love story In The Wake of war and loss is marked by wit, unrepeatable curses, and a comic book sensibility that ultimately packs an unexpected emotional punch. It's is a buddy story, a proto-feminist tale, an all-American romance, and a motorcycle road trip adventure that 40 years later revisits how we think about the heroes and victims of the Vietnam War. (more...)

U.S. Homeowners Give Record High Satisfaction Scores To Their Insurers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017


Powermat Developing 'Adaptation Plan' to Ensure Compatibility with Apple Wireless Charging
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017


Michael Tilson Thomas And The San Francisco Symphony Nominated To Celebrate 70 Years At Carnegie Hall, 4/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony in two consecutive concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage this April, marking 70 years since the orchestra first performed at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'The Wrath of Savitar' Episode of THE FLASH
by - Mar 1, 2017

On the next episode of THE FLASH on The CW titled "The Wrath of Savitar", while training with Barry (Grant Gustin), Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) starts to have visions of Savitar, which he hides from the team. (more...)

Bank of Charles Town and The Old Opera House Theatre Company present THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Four Southern women are drawn together by Fate-and an impromptu happy hour-and decide it's time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they've lost through the years. Randa, a perfectionist, has no life and no idea how to get one. Dot, still reeling from her husband's demise, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life all alone. Boisterous Marlafaye has come to town In The Wake of losing her husband to a 23-year-old dental hygienist. Also new to town, Jinx, who offers her services as a life coach for these women. (more...)

Literary Managers And Dramaturgs Of The Americas Announces Panel Discussion
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

In The Wake of the recent debate around the Encores! Big River revival, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) is convening a panel of some of the theater industry's premier thinkers and art makers to discuss the roles and responsibilities of producers, artists, and critics in the portrayal of underrepresented experiences on stage. (more...)

2017 Bard Music Festival to Explore CHOPIN AND HIS WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Parisian culture, Polish politics, and the piano are the focus of this summer's annual Bard SummerScape festival, with seven weeks of music, opera, theater, dance, film, and cabaret keyed to the theme of the 28th Bard Music Festival, 'Chopin and His World.' (more...)

BUZZCUT Festival Returns to Glasgow this April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

???????//BUZZCUT// Festival returns to Govan (Glasgow) for its sixth, five-day, community focused festival of live art and experimental performance from 5th - 9th April 2017. Over five days //BUZZCUT// will base itself in the Pearce Institute, a 100 year old community centre in the centre of Govan, transforming it into the heart of the festival with delicious food by local superstars Cafe 13, our own BUZZCUT Bar and a wild, friendly, vibing environment where all are welcome. (more...)

E! to Present Exclusive TV Premiere of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, 3/5
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

E! brings viewers a night of unconventional love stories with the basic cable exclusive premiere of the global phenomenon FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, airing Sunday, March 5 at 7:30pm ET/PT (more...)

University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance presents DANCE IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The UM School of Theatre & Dance celebrates an evening of sophisticated and cutting-edge original choreography as well as the restaging of Act II of the classic ballet Giselle in its 2017 production of Dance in Concert. New works by guest artists, students, and faculty from the renowned UM Dance Program will share the stage of UM's beautiful Montana Theatre. Join us to experience these five inspiring dance works with styles including contemporary modern dance, dance theatre, and classical ballet. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season: Resilience
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Featuring nine productions, New Rep's 2017-2018 season includes Ideation, a dark satirical comedy and Boston-area premiere; Oleanna, David Mamet's groundbreaking drama, featuring Johnny Lee Davenport; Man of La Mancha, a revival of the Tony award-winning musical, featuring Maurice Emmanuel Parent; Unveiled, a one-woman show written and performed by Rohina Malik and co-produced with Stoneham Theatre; Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act, and engaging political drama by Athol Fugard; Lonely Planet, an evocative social drama by Steven Dietz; Ripe Frenzy, a site-specific drama and Boston-area premiere; The Bakelite Masterpiece, a riveting historical drama and Boston-area premiere; and Two Jews Walk into a War…, a hilarious existential comedy featuring Jeremiah Kissel. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

E! brings viewers a night of unconventional love stories with the basic cable exclusive premiere of the global phenomenon “Fifty Shades of Grey,” airing Sunday, March 5 at 7:30pm ET/PT, followed by the debut of the network's second scripted series “The Arrangement” at 10pm ET/PT. The emotional new season of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” shifts to Sunday, March 12 at 9pm ET/PT, where for the first time Kim Kardashian West shares in detail her frightening account of the Paris robbery. (more...)

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