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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.




Jesse Eisenberg to Make Directorial Debut in New TV Comedy BREAM GIVES ME HICCUPS
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2016

Jesse Eisenberg will make his directorial debut with the new television comedy BREAM GIVES ME HICCUPS. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Fund Celebrates FUN HOME's Lisa Kron
by Walter McBride - May 5, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund celebrated the work of FUN HOME's Lisa Kron on Monday, May 2 at an intimate Salon. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photo coverage from the event below! (more...)

Unusual Suspects Theatre Company to Honor MY CRAZY EX-GIRLFIEND's Rachel Bloom & Former Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company (US) will hold its eighth annual gala on Thursday, May 19, at 6:30 pm at the Line Hotel on Wilshire Blvd. in the heart of Koreatown, with evening performances of original works, created entirely by the company's student participants as part of Unusual Suspects' flagship theater-arts education and mentorship program. The evening's theme is 'Raising the Stakes:' raising expectations, elevating young voices and expanding the organization's commitment to families throughout Los Angeles. (more...)

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago Announces 43rd Season; Tickets on Sale 7/16
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago announces its 43rd season of presenting diverse international, national and regional contemporary dance. All performances, except where noted, take place at The Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Subscriptions go on sale June 20, and single tickets go on sale July 16 at The Dance Center, 312-369-8330 and online atcolum.edu/dancecenterpresents.   (more...)

Tal Newhart Releases THE ART OF CORPORATE WARFARE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

CHICAGO, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Often referred to by clients as 'the Indiana Jones of recruiters,' successful senior executive recruiter, interviewer and special projects advisor Tal Newhart has releasedThe Art of Corporate Warfare: How to Change Your Approach and Kick Ass Every Day, now available viaKindleand in paperback form. (more...)

The National Queer Arts Festival and Circo Zero to Present BLANK MAP Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The National Queer Arts Festival and Circo Zero present BLANK MAP, a collective of artist-performer-musicians Adee Roberson, Brontez Purnell, keyon gaskin, Tasha Ceyan, and Wizard Apprentice, along with Stephanie Anne Johnson, Sampada Aranke, and Keith Hennessy. BLANK MAP plays June 3 through 12 (press opening: June 3) at Dance Mission Theater (3316 24th St.) in San Francisco. For tickets ($15-25) and more information, the public may visit circozero.org. (more...)

Dominique Levy Gallery to Present Chung Sang-Hwa Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Dominique Levy Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of Korean artist Chung Sang-Hwa (b. 1932). Presented jointly with Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, this first solo exhibition of Chung's work in the United States will span the artist's career, with a survey of Chung's work on view at Dominique Le?vy and recent paintings displayed at Greene Naftali. (more...)

Brand New Heavies Featuring N'Dea Davenport to Play Select American Cities During Summer 2016 Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Brand New Heavies featuring N'Dea Davenport will be playing select American dates this summer showcasing brand new music to be released in 2016 and 2017. The band plan to release and EP of new material, entitled TBNHND (Ear Music/Edel) as well as the sequel to The Heavy Rhyme Experience Vol. I originally released in 1992. The album featured collaborations with Guru of Gang Starr, Grand Puba, Main Source, and The Pharcyde to name a few and Brand New Heavies will be recording the next volume in New York City next month, announcing collaborators soon. This batch of new music follows 2014's Sweet Freaks.  (more...)

BWW Recap: GAME OF THRONES Reveals Shocking Truths in 'The Door'
by Jessica Naftaly - May 23, 2016

This weeks episode of GAME OF THRONES entitled 'The Door,' revealed a lot of information and answers to some of the biggest questions of the series, as well answered some questions that don't necessarily need answering. In a show riddled with plot holes, some of which were highlighted this episode, their ability to carry out reveals and give us answers isn't always up to task. If your biggest concern watching GAME OF THRONES was finding out the origin of Hodor's name, then this was the episode for you! If the importance of finding out the origin of the White Walkers, the biggest threat that endangers the lives of all of our characters, is highest on the scale for you, you'll get answer, but the attention and care given to revealing said answer may disappoint you. It's all apparent just looking at the recaps and reactions. The most used phrase from an episode in which we learn where the White Walkers came from, another direwolf dies, a mythic race goes extinct, and the Starks make a battle plan, is 'Hold the door!' That says quite a lot. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/21/2016
by - May 21, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/21/2016. (more...)

DELIVER HER by Patricia Perry Donovan is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

To what lengths should a parent go to rescue a child? DELIVER HER, a debut novel by journalist Patricia Perry Donovan, is a searing exploration of a daughter's grief, a mother's desperation, and an endless highway of deception. In DELIVER HER, Meg Carmody is heartbroken for her teenage daughter Alex and desperate to get the teen's life back on track. At her wit's end, the mother makes a fateful call to a transporter who specializes in shuttling troubled teens to therapeutic programs, unbeknownst to her estranged husband. But when the transport of the tormented teen goes awry-and Alex goes missing-Meg must face the consequences of her decision and her deception. The hunt for Alex reveals that Meg is not the only one keeping secrets. The fictional Carmodys of DELIVER HER are among thousands of distraught families across the United States who engage a youth transport service to deliver an at-risk child to a designated treatment facility, boarding school or wellness program. This crisis intervention is frequently employed In The Wake of troubling behavior such as substance abuse, addiction or violence. A family saga told from multiple points of view-mother, daughter and transporter-DELIVER HER has garnered nearly 350 five-star reviews at amazon.com since its April 1, 2016 release. Susan Breen, author of The Fiction Class and the upcoming Maggie Dove mystery series, hails it as 'A perfect book club book-a powerful story about a mother's efforts to save a daughter who seems to be going out of control. It's a story about love and family and betrayal; how you can mess things up when you're trying to do the right thing.' Ms. Donovan will discuss DELIVER HER and sign copies of her book on Sunday, May 22, 2015 from 1-3 pm at BookTowne, 171 Main Street, Manasquan, N.J. To RSVP to this event, call 732.722.7255 or email events@BookTowne.com About DELIVER HER: Issued by Lake Union Publishing, DELIVER HER is available at BookTowne or may be ordered in paperback, audio and digital formats from amazon.com: http://ow.ly/ICGT300jXFT About the Author: Patricia Perry Donovan is a journalist who writes about healthcare. Her fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals. She was a 2012 winner of The Book Doctors' Pitchapalooza competition for aspiring authors. The mother of two grown daughters, Ms. Donovan lives at the Jersey Shore with her husband, where she mentors a teen service organization. She is available for book club discussions of DELIVER HER. Learn more at www.patriciaperrydonovan.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mosaic Theater's WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Inaugural Season arrives at a climactic finale with the lively and comedic Off-Broadway hit, WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER, written by Cori Thomas and directed by Mosaic Theater Managing Director & Producer Serge Seiden (Bad Jews, Apple Family Plays). WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER will open this Sunday, May 22 at 7:30 PM. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW Review--They Will Have to Kill Us First: Malian Music in Exile
by Tory Gates - May 2, 2016

“If you ban music in Mali, or in the whole world, it's like cutting people's oxygen off. Because music is like oxygen for human beings.' -- Khaira (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ronan Tynan Plays Westchester Broadway Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 19, 2016

Tenor Ronan Tynan just returned to Westchester Broadway Theatre on May 17th, 2016. He is known for his versatile range of repertoire. It includes the operatic, oratorio, concert, and popular music genres. Tynan has performed in concert halls across the United States and internationally including Metropolitan Opera House, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fischer Hall, Lincoln Center and Radio City Music Hall. He has appeared on many television shows and is famous for his performances of 'God Bless America' at Yankee Stadium during the seventh-inning stretch. In The Wake of 9/11, he performed at benefits and memorial services for New York's Finest and Bravest. (more...)

Tori Scott Joins Daisy Eagan and More in Gwinn & Chary Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

In The Wake of her solo shows called "Best of Cabaret in NYC" by TimeOut, popular songstress Tori Scott joins a stellar cast including Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan, Gotham's Michelle Veintimilla, Eddie Cooper and more to perform the songs of Dramatist Guild Fellows and Ars Nova Residents Brandon James Gwinn and EllaRose Chary. (more...)

VIDEO: Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie Discuss HBO's Adaptation of ALL THE WAY
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie were live in Times Square this morning to discuss their roles in the new HBO film, ALL THE WAY. (more...)

TIBCO Trailblazer Awards Honor Customers for Exemplary Digital Business Transformation
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

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VIDEO: First Look - TNT Hath Bestowed a Greenlight on New Shakespeare-Inspired Drama WILL
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

TNT has ordered 10 episodes of WILL, a brand new drama that tells the wild story of young William Shakespeare, played by newcomer Laurie Davidson. (more...)

ABC Unveils 2016-17 Programming Slate Including Nine New Series
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2016-17 slate of programming, including the addition of nine new series. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall, in New York City. (more...)

NBC Cancels Debra Messing's MYSTERIES OF LAURA
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Debra Messing took to Twitter over the weekend to reveal that NBC has cancelled her drama series THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA after two seasons on the air. (more...)

CBS Summer Series AMERICAN GOTHIC Comes to Prime Video
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Prime Video will be the official subscription streaming home, alongside CBS All Access, for the upcoming CBS murder-mystery drama AMERICAN GOTHIC. (more...)

HALT AND CATCH FIRE: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON Available on DVD 8/9
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

The critically acclaimed AMC hit drama, “Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete Second Season,” will be available on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on August 9. (more...)

BWW Review: HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL a Big Hit With the Film's Fans
by Paul Batterson - May 14, 2016

If it were a high school student, HEATHERS would've been voted 'Least Likely To Become A MUSICAL.' Released in 1988, the dark comedy about an outsider's plot of murderous revenge against the popular kids' clique almost seems like a backlash to the sunnier view of high school life like THE BREAKFAST CLUB (1985), PRETTY IN PINK (1986) and FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (1986). (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/14/2016
by - May 14, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/14/2016. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Shonda Rhimes' STILL STAR-CROSSED & More New ABC Shows
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

ABC will announce their full programming slate next week, but TVGuide.com has shared a first look at trailers for some of the most highly anticipated shows in the line up. (more...)

Creditcall Launches Guide to Address Chip Card Confusion
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

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ABC Cancels NASHVILLE & THE FAMILY
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

According to Deadline, ABC has cancelled its country musical series NASHVILLE, as well as freshman drama THE FAMILY, as first orders for the 2016-17 television season come in. (more...)

Tenor Ronan Tynan to Perform at Westchester Broadway Theatre, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Tenor  Ronan Tynan returns to Westchester Broadway Theatre on May 17th, 2016. (more...)

La Strada Ensemble Theater to Host RAINBOW FESTIVAL 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

La Strada Ensemble Theater presents Rainbow Festival 2016: A Celebration of LGBT Theater, three programs of varied, cutting edge one-act plays created by playwrights from across the United States beginning May 27th at Jersey Shore Art Center, 66 South Main Street, 3rd Floor Theater, Ocean Grove, New Jersey.   (more...)

THE BEN HECHT SHOW to Premiere at Piven Theatre, 6/10-7/17
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The fascinating life of Chicago newspaperman turned legendary playwright, screenwriter and novelist Ben Hecht takes center stage in Grippo Stage Company's world premiere of THE BEN HECHT SHOW, written and performed by James Sherman and directed by Dennis Za?ek. Based on Ben Hecht's books A Guide For the Bedevilled and A Child Of the Century, in which Hecht confronts his own identity as an American Jew In The Wake of the Nazi Holocaust, THE BEN HECHT SHOW will play June 10 - July 17, 2016 at Piven Theatre at Noyes Cultural Center, 927 Noyes St. in Evanston. Tickets are currently available at grippostagecompany.com or by calling (800) 838-3006. The press opening is Tuesday, June 14 at 8 pm. (more...)

Robert Flatt Unveils New Book HEALING ART
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Robert Flatt always held the belief that life is good. When he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, he refused to let the news alter his fundamental perspective. Robert viewed this unexpected hurdle as an opportunity: the gift of time to pursue his artistic interests. Taking vivid photographs of the wonders he had previously overlooked helped him cope, and he realized the power of the beauty he observed could help others, too. (more...)

iCIMS Celebrates Arbor Day with 'Go Green' Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

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BWW Review: HEATHERS rules at TUTS Underground
by Brett Cullum - Apr 29, 2016

HEATHERS the musical at TUTS Underground is very very. It's full of Swatch dogs, Diet Cokeheads, and teenage angst that comes with a body count... backed up by buoyant songs about being popular and pretty. (more...)

Mosaic Theater to Close Inaugural Season with WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Inaugural Season arrives at a climactic finale with the lively and comedic Off-Broadway hit, When January Feels Like Summer, written by Cori Thomas and directed by Mosaic Theater Managing Director & Producer Serge Seiden (Bad Jews, Apple Family Plays). (more...)

Best-selling Author Justin Cronin to Complete 'Passage' Trilogy With THE CITY OF MIRRORS, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

New York Times Best-selling author, Justin Cronin, will conclude the Passage trilogy with THE CITY OF MIRRORS, set for release on May 24. (more...)

Prince's Former Band The Revolution Announces New Reunion Shows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

ETOnline.com reports that Prince's former band, The Revolution is planning a reunion tour which was formed by the late singer, In The Wake of his passing. (more...)

HBO to Premiere ALL THE WAY, Starring Tony Winner Bryan Cranston, 5/21
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Following its critically acclaimed, award-winning Broadway run, ALL THE WAY, a riveting behind-the-scenes look at President Lyndon B. Johnson's tumultuous first year in office In The Wake of President Kennedy's assassination, comes to HBO on SATURDAY, MAY 21  (more...)

R&B Singer Audra Day Talks Musical Influences & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

R&B/Soul sensation Andra Day talks with Margaret Cho about creating her sound, her musical influences & stealing napkins from the White House. (more...)

THE (FABLED) LIFE AND (IMAGINARY) DEATH OF ERIC F. AVERY Gets Site-Specific Show in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The (Fabled) Life and (Imaginary) Death of Eric F. Avery is an interactive performance that projects an entire audience into the future. (more...)

Rose Art Museum to Present Mark Bradford as U.S. Rep at the Venice Biennale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, will present Mark Bradford as the representative for the United States at La Biennale di Venezia 57th International Art Exhibition. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of LABELS at Theatre Royal Stratford East
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Theatre Royal Stratford East Launches its new 80 Seat Theatre Space in Gerry's opposite, with a multi-award winning Edinburgh hit, examining how we use words, the line between curiosity and fear, and the rise of anti-immigration rhetoric. 2016 sees Theatre Royal Stratford East put new voices and bold new shows on a brand new stage. LABELS runs now through 30 April 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: UNSAFE: What's Your Terror Level?
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 22, 2016

Boston Public Works presents Jim Dalglish's UNSAFE - a psychological thriller, a look at one family's attempt to live a normal life after the devastating losses of 9-11. Are we far enough removed from the event to be able to see it as fodder for drama? The play is powerful, relentless, and unsettling, building tension and terror up to an explosive, raw catharsis. UNSAFE offers authentic performances across the board and design elements that capture the emotional essence of the story. This one will leave you thinking - and feeling. (more...)

StayReadyPro ACCESS Launched As Unemployment Returns to Pre-Recession...
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

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Credit Card Processing Company Chooses Netwrix to Ensure Compliance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

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Nightwood Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season of World Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Artistic Director Kelly Thornton and Managing Director Beth Brown have announced Nightwood Theatre's 2016-2017 season. In our 37th season we have assembled a full playbill representing some of the most dynamic female voices working in theatre today. Nightwood is proud to support and partner with the ever-burgeoning community of independent artists that are developing high caliber contemporary theatre. (more...)

COPsync911 Highlighted in 2016 Rand Corporation Research Report Entitled 'The Role of Technology in Improving K-12 School Safety'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

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Binary Theatre Company to Present WOMEN OF WAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Binary Theatre Company is proud to present "W omen of War, " running April 21 to April 24 at Binary Theatre's new location, ASU Tempe Center. The all-­female cast is co-­directed by Kara Quinn Ward Tobin and Anya Hernandez, both theatre students at the ASU Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts. Tickets can be purchased online at BinaryTheatre.org or at the door. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray at Tribeca Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

Last night, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray attended the premiere of "All We Had," a film directed by and starring Katie Holmes at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Scroll down to see photos! (more...)

Gov. John Kasich and Tribeca Film Festival Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 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...)

SecureCom Mobile -- The Answer to Secure Smartphone Communications in the Wake of Blackberry Decryption Key Incident
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

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