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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.





Artistic Pioneers, Mavericks and Rebels Line Up for 'Where Are We Now?' as Part of Hull 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The first events and artistic collaborators for Where Are We Now?, a new festival presented by avant-garde art collective and provocateurs Neu! Reekie! as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, have been announced today. The festival will take place from 2 until 4 June 2017 with the first events on sale now at www.hull2017.co.uk. (more...)

Chris Nwadigo Releases THE BATTLE FIELD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Chris Nwadigo, a passionate playwright and actor, has completed his new book 'The Battlefield': a compelling tale of the extremes of emotions and states of existence that are just the everyday life of African immigrants seeking a better life. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Lights Up The Holiday
by Lynn Beaver - Nov 29, 2016

A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens, adapted and directed by Dave Steakley, currently playing at ZACH Theatre, has become an Austin tradition and is by far the best way to kick off the holiday season. Retooled to include new contemporary songs every year, the musical is performed by a Broadway caliber cast. The Dickens' classic has never been more entertaining, and with the addition of GREATER TUNA star Jaston Williams as Scrooge, this year is an extra special treat with a cherry on top. (more...)

BWW Review: Gideon Irving Makes His Own Kind of Sense -And Music - in MY NAME IS GIDEON, I'M PROBABLY GOING TO DIE, EVENTUALLY
by Victoria Ordin - Nov 25, 2016

Gideon Irving is an original. One-man (or woman) shows are by definition personal, but even by the yardstick of solo performance, MY NAME IS GIDEON, I'M PROBABLY GOING TO DIE EVENTUALLY is unlike anything I've seen in theater or cabaret. The 30-year-old actor born at Roosevelt Hospital on 58th Street (along with his twin brother Isaac, a singing abalone) has performed his musical show in six countries and 504 livings rooms, along with fringe festivals and the occasional theater. (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Today, November 23, 2016
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Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on today, November 23, 2016! (more...)

Laura Lyles Reagan Shares HOW TO RAISE RESPECTFUL PARENTS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas, Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ We are a nation divided In The Wake of this presidential election in which the popular vote winner andthe Electoral College winner were from different parties. (more...)

Arts Integrity Initiative Publishes Warren Leight's UNION SQUARE INCIDENT Online
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Union Square Incident, a short play by Warren Leight that premiered on November 14 as part of 'The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway,' was published online today at the website of the Arts Integrity Initiative, a program of The New School of Drama at The New School College of Performing Arts. (more...)

Third Annual JANIS JOPLIN'S BIRTHDAY BASH Moves to Tranzac Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

In The Wake of the unfortunate closing of the beloved Hugh's Room, the unstoppable Jan Kudelka has announced that her third annual Janis Joplin's Birthday Bash will now take place at the Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue on Wednesday, January 18 at 8:30pm, the same night and time it was originally booked. (more...)

New Podcast is Dedicated to Table Readings of New Plays from Emerging Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

From Charging Moose Media, the team that brought you The Hunted: Encore, and A Very Charging Moose Christmas, comes At The Table: A Play Reading Series, a new theatre podcast. (more...)

Cellista Brings Avant-Garde Performance Art Piece WANTS: A ONE WOMAN SHOW to San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

San Jose cellist and artistic director Cellista will be directing Wants - an evening of avant-garde performance art, featuring the premiere of composer Beth Custer's No War. No Where for solo cello and loop station - at Little Boxes Theater in San Francisco on February 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

The Plan to Unseat De Blasio & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

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...)

Australia - Mobile Infrastructure
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

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Goethe-Institut's Transatlantic Theater Project Will Explore Privacy in a Digital Age
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The Goethe-Institut has announced The Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays (P3M5), a transatlantic theater project initiated to explore the value of privacy. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Washington, theaters across the United States and Europe have commissioned playwrights to write five minute plays themed around the question, "What does privacy mean to you in the digital age?" (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Present OBAMA YEARS: THE POWER OF WORDS, 2/27
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

THE OBAMA YEARS: THE POWER OF WORDS, narrated by actor and producer Jesse Williams, premieres on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

BabsonARTS Announces Spring Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

BabsonARTS announces its roster of programming for the winter and spring of 2017, including a world premiere play, a number of esteemed guest artists, and a range of visual and performing arts events.  All events take place on the campus of Babson College, 231 Forest Street in Wellesley, MA, and are open to the public. (more...)

Pegi Young Premieres New Video with Entertainment Weekly
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

On February 17, Pegi Young heads out on her own with a new album Raw, a collection of songs about love, loss and forgiveness. (more...)

Supreme Court at Center of Public Forum's 'LETTERS FROM DETENTION' Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

This month, the Supreme Court heard their final cases under the Obama administration. The last, Ziglar v. Abbasi, was argued on January 18 and concerns hundreds of Muslim, South Asian, and Arab men who were rounded up, detained for months, and deported In The Wake of 9/11 based on their race, religion, ethnicity, and immigration status. (more...)

New Season of REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBAL Kicks Off on HBO, 1/24
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL, TV's most-honored sports journalism series, returns for its 23rd season with more enterprising features and reporting when the show's 238th edition debuts TUESDAY, JAN. 24 (more...)

Sarah Rudinoff to Star in Lisa Kron's WELL at Seattle Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Why is it that some people stay sick while others become well? And how do we find the road to recovery? These questions are explored in the acclaimed comedy Well, coming to Seattle Repertory Theatre February 10 - March 5, 2017 (opening night is February 15, 2017) in the Bagley Wright Theatre. (more...)

Bay Area Musicals! Continues 2nd Season with Sondheim's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Bay Area Musicals!, the newest non-profit theatrical organization to join the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area arts community, continues its second season with the acclaimed tribal Stephen Sondheim musical,Assassins. A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America's four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written, making a great show for Bay Area Muscials' second season. (more...)

Japan Society Proudly Presents North American Premiere of GIRL X
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

As part of its 2016-2017 Performing Arts Season, Japan Society proudly presents the North American Premiere of the original Japanese production of Girl X, written and directed by Suguru Yamamoto and performed by Yamamoto's company Theater Collective HANCHU-YUEI.  (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - THE FLASH Returns with 'Borrowing From the Future' Episode
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Below, check out a first look at the midseason premiere episode of THE FLASH on The CW titled 'Borrowing Problems From The Future.' The episode airs Tuesday, January 24th.  (more...)

2017 Kleban Prize Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Kleban Foundation is pleased to announce that the 27th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Daniel Zaitchik and the 27th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Lisa Kron. The 2017 prizes will be presented on Monday, February 6, 2017, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP.   (more...)

PBS Announces Highlights of Black History Month Programming
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

To honor Black History Month, and as part of its commitment to celebrate the diversity of America year-round, PBS kicks off a new year with documentaries and specials that highlight the African-American experience (more...)

HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for First Half of 2017
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the first half of 2017 (more...)

BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, CRIES FROM SYRIA, and More Among HBO's Documentary Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the first half of 2017, including: Peter Kunhardt's BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, a revealing portrait of the billionaire philanthropist; Evgeny Afineevsky's CRIES FROM SYRIA, a searing look at the five-year conflict in Syria; Irene Taylor Brodsky's chilling BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN, exploring how the dark corners of the Internet can influence society's most impressionable young consumers of the media; and Erin Lee Carr's MOMMY DEAD AND DEAREST, the headline-grabbing story of Dee Dee Blanchard and Gypsy Rose Blanchard, touching on child abuse, mental illness and forbidden love. (more...)

SundanceTV Announces 2017 Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

SundanceTV today announced the premiere dates for its spring 2017 programming slate. The network will continue to use Wednesdays at 10:00 PM ET / 9 C as the anchor for its original drama series premieres. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere THE OBAMA YEARS: THE POWER OF WORDS, 2/27
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

THE OBAMA YEARS: THE POWER OF WORDS, narrated by actor and producer Jesse Williams, premieres on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Actors' Shakespeare Project Presents Rarely Seen EDWARD II by Christopher Marlowe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Actors' Shakespeare Project kicks off 2017 with Christopher Marlowe's complex Edward II, England's notorious king who forsakes everything for his public and private passions--only to meet horrific ends at the hands of his queen and his conniving noblemen. ASP is fortunate to bring both the talents of its Resident Acting Company and director David R. Gammons to navigate the intricate theatrical landscape of this historically controversial and rarely seen play. Performances are February 22 - March 19, 2017 (Press Performance: Saturday, February 25, 8 PM) at the Charlestown Working Theater, 442 Bunker Hill St, Charlestown. For more information visit actorsshakespeareproject.org. (more...)

Pegi Young Premieres 'Do I Ever Cross Your Mind' with NPR Music
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

After years of inspiring rock music's greatest love songs, legendary muse Pegi Young heads out on her own with songs of love, loss and forgiveness. (more...)

NY's Best Storytellers Share True Stories of Compassion, Equality, and Love in Fundraiser for Anti-Violence Project
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

 In The Wake of the 2016 election results, when much of the country is falling into bitter divisiveness, a group of New York City's best and most-loved live storytellers will stand up to hatred and fear by sharing true, personal stories on the themes of compassion, equality, and love that speak to our shared humanity. (more...)

Dolly Parton Announces Additional Broadcast Partners for Smoky Mountains Rise Telethon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Several famous names have been added to the growing list of celebrities set to perform during Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. (EST). (more...)

Evening Crane Theatre to Present Lord Byron's WERNER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Evening Crane Theatre will present Lord Byron's 1822 tragedy Werner, or The Inheritance December 13th - 14th 2016 at the Loft at the Davenport Theatre. (more...)

StillOneNation.org Will Connect Americans from Different Political Backgrounds for Meaningful Conversations
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

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Dolly Parton, Reba & More to Perform on SMOKY MOUNTAINS RISE TELETHON on GAC, 12/13
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Dolly Parton and a number of her friends, including Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers and Alison Krauss, are set to perform during SMOKY MOUNTAINS RISE TELETHON: A Benefit for the My People Fund on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. (EST) on Great American Country (GAC). (more...)

Upcoming Episodes Revealed for DirecTV/Audience Network Series ICE
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

“ICE” is a high-impact, serialized crime drama that follows the Green Family, as they plunge into the underbelly of the Los Angeles diamond trade. (more...)

Digital Signage Market Analysis By Technology (Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), Light Emitting Diode (LED), Front Projection) By Application (Retail, Corporate, Banking, Hea
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

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Contra Costa Civic Theatre Presents the East Bay Premiere of WELL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The hilariously complicated relationship of a daughter and her mother takes center stage when Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) presents Tony award-winner Lisa Kron's thought-provoking comedy, Well, directed by Susan E. Evans, from February 17-March 12. For tickets and information visit the theatre's website at www.ccct.org or call 510.524.9012. (more...)

Foshan Launches China's Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

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VIDEO: The CW Unveils Trailers for Midseason Premieres of SUPERGIRL and THE FLASH
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

The CW has premiered the first trailers for the midseason premieres of SUPERGIRL, titled 'Supergirl Lives' and THE FLASH, titled “Borrowing Problems From The Future”. (more...)

Top Non-Profit Selects RallyUp for Online Fundraising Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

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Hollywood Improv Presents Oakland Fire Benefit Show 12/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

In The Wake of the tragic Ghostship fire in Oakland, the Hollywood Improv hosts a night of comedy and music to raise funds for the impacted community. This fund (https://www.youcaring.com/ourcommunityaffectedbytheoaklandghostshipfire-715087) is for friends and chosen family that don't qualify for Red Cross funds but have immediate grieving-related work and housing issues.  (more...)

The Collective NY's COLLECTIVE:10 ANTHOLOGY Vol. 4 Features 13 New Works
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Collective NY launched VOL.4 of The COLLECTIVE:10 ANTHOLOGY with a reception at the Drama Book Shop in New York City on December 12, 2016. (more...)

Slipstream Theatre Initiative to Present a ROMEO AND JULIET Inspired by the 2016 Election Cycle
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2016

A billionaire businessman runs against a former First Lady and Secretary of State for President. The battle is heated, divisive, and induces the country's political upheaval. The four children of the businessman stand to inherit a dynasty if they follow their father's orders. The only daughter of the former First Lady must face the scrutiny of the public eye. This is the world of Capulet versus Montague in Slipstream's spin on Shakespeare's iconic Romeo and Juliet. The youngest daughter of the Capulet clan and the only daughter of the Montague family are the star-crossed lovers in this version, and they will stop at nothing to be together. (more...)

Intrepid Theatre Company Launches Refugee Art Project in San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

In response to the current political climate and the tensions that have developed In The Wake of the election, Intrepid Theatre Company announces two major decisions that will affect programming in the upcoming year. (more...)

DirecTV/Audience Network Announces Upcoming Episode of New Original Series 'ICE'
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

“ICE” is a high-impact, serialized crime drama that follows the Green Family, as they plunge into the underbelly of the Los Angeles diamond trade. (more...)

BWW Review: Yehuda Hyman and The Mystical Feet Company Explore Grief in The Mar Vista, An Ambitious Jewish Historical Drama
by Victoria Ordin - Dec 15, 2016

Nothing in the press release prepared me for the power and beauty of THE MAR VISTA, an ambitious autobiographical theater-dance piece by Brooklyn-based Yehuda Hyman which ranges over four countries on two continents in 90 years. This is no one's fault (though a tissue alert would have been nice), as the collaboration between Hyman's Mystical Feet Company and LABA: The Laboratory of Jewish Culture does not lend itself to neat description. A brief review of Hyman's artistic background--choreographer, playwright, poet, translator of poetry, and teacher of dance at Sarah Lawrence (from which he earned his M.F.A), Princeton, NYU, Barnard, and USC, among others-would best, perhaps, indicate the play's epic sweep, both emotionally and historically. (more...)

R. T. Hayton Releases WHERE WERE YOU ON THE DAY?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

R. T. Hayton has completed his new book 'Where Were You on the Day?': a gripping and potent story of a world lost to chaos In The Wake of a devastating nuclear conflict. (more...)

Grippo Stage Company Announces Revival of THE GOD OF ISAAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Grippo Stage Company will present a revival of the heartfelt and comedic hit THE GOD OF ISAAC, playwright James Sherman's semi-autobiographical account of a young American Jew searching for his Jewish identity In The Wake of the threatened neo-Nazi march in the Chicago suburb of Skokie in 1977. (more...)

Leah Nanako Winkler's 'MINAMI' to Play The Brick This December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

A Japanese android inspired by the real-life robot celebrity Geminoid F, finds herself passed along to one household to the next - including a wholesome yet severely unhappy all-American couple, a grieving daughter In The Wake of the 2016 Presidential Election and the lustful scientist who created her. Technology, desire and the need to unload onto a third party intersect in PART 1 of a trilogy that asks:  What does it mean to be human? (more...)

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