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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.

BWW Review: Kurt Weill's Final Musical Masterpiece LOST IN THE STARS Makes its Triumphant Return to Los Angeles
by Shari Barrett - Jan 31, 2017

I first heard about Kurt Weill's final musical masterpiece, LOST IN THE STARS, when I was studying his body of work during my senior year at CSUN. It was at a time, such as now, when society was being torn apart by opposing political forces, protests filled the streets, and racial inequality was being challenged In The Wake of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination. And I have been waiting since then to see a production of the "musical tragedy" which opened on Broadway in 1949, just one year prior to Weill's death at age 50, at a time when segregation was still rampant in America. I am thrilled to report my wish came true last weekend at UCLA's Royce Hall when the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, in partnership with CAP UCLA, presented the first Los Angeles performance since the 1950s of LOST IN THE STARS. (more...)

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry To Speak At ONE NIGHT OF EMPATHY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 31, 2017

Nashville mayor Megan Barry and Metro Nashville Arts Commission executive director Jen Cole will be among the featured speakers at "One Night of Empathy," an event using theater as a catalyst for discussions about empathy, presented by The Humanity Project on Tuesday, February 28 at 7 p.m. at the Z. Alexander Looby Theater in Nashville. (more...)

Scoop: THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, February 14, 2017
by - Jan 31, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE FLASH, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, February 14, 2017! (more...)

The Center for Jewish History Announces March and April 2017 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Highlights of the new season include new courses on Holocaust education and Spinoza's Ethics, a Passover workshop for all ages inspired by historical garments, a day of programs for and about Jewish children and the 20th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival. (more...)

VIDEO: Bryan Cranston Wins SAG AWARD for Reprisal of Tony-Winning Role in HBO's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

Bryan Cranston has won a SAG AWARD for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries for HBO Films' ALL THE WAY (more...)

Preview Of Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal's Classic Spree Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

The OSM Classical Spree Festival, the summertime rendezvous for music-lovers and discovery enthusiasts will run from August 10 to 13, 2017. The OSM unveils today a preview of the concerts presented at Maison symphonique, bringing together top names in classical music and make it possible for a broad audience to plunge into the musical world of the greatest composers. (more...)

Tift Merritt's 'Stitch of the World' Out Now to Critical Acclaim
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

In support of the release, Merritt will embark on a North American headline tour this spring, including stops in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, San Francisco, Philadelphia and more. Tickets are available here. See the full list of tour dates below. (more...)

Scoop: THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, February 14, 2017
by - Jan 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE FLASH, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, February 14, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: 2 BROKE GIRLS on CBS - Monday, February 13, 2017
by - Jan 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on 2 BROKE GIRLS, airing on CBS on Monday, February 13, 2017! (more...)

International Puppet Acts and Artists Coming to Chicago in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The Neo-Futurists present Vincent De Rooij and The Neo-Futurist Ensemble in Future Crash: a collision of short work by Vincent de Rooij and The Neo-Futurists, at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. (more...)

Jeffery Tracey Sr Releases A FAMILY REUNITED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Jeffery Tracey Sr, a devoted writer of short stories who has retired from the US Postal Service, has completed his new book 'A Family Reunited': a story of the ups and downs of bringing a family who had been torn apart by the bitterness of poor finances back together to live in the prairies of Kansas. (more...)

TNT and TBS Expand Digital and Social Media Experience for 23rd Annual SAG Awards
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Turner's TNT & TBS have unveiled an extensive digital and social media experience to enhance the networks' live simulcast of the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® on Sunday, Jan. 29. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Dead or Alive' Episode of THE FLASH on The CW
by - Jan 25, 2017

On the next episode of THE FLASH on The CW titled "Dead or Alive," H.R.’s (Tom Cavanagh) past catches up with him (more...)

Photo Flash: 7th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL To Be Held 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns to The Den Theatre for its seventh year - this time exploring America and Chicago in 2017 In The Wake of the Presidential election. The marathon evening of one-minute plays by more than 60 of Chicago's established and emerging playwrights and directors is presented two nights only, Tuesday, February 21 and Wednesday, February 22, 2016 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets, priced at $18, are currently available at (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - For Matthew: THE LARAMIE PROJECT at GCIT
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Jan 25, 2017

The power of theatre is not only to entertain, but to heal, honor, and harbor the most pressing themes. (more...)

An Evening with Primus Comes to the Fox Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

In the summer of 1971, Primus' Les Claypool was a couple months shy of his eighth birthday when David L. Wolper's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory debuted in movie theaters; based on the Roald Dahl book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Like many people of a certain age and temperament, the movie became a perennial favorite that Claypool would come back to repeatedly, throughout different stages of his life, taking something different away from it each time. (more...)

HENRY AND ALICE GO INTO THE WILD American Debut and More Set for Park Square Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Park Square Theatre is gearing up for its next season with world, American and Midwest premieres in a season that will showcase the Twin Cities diversity and talent. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/21/2017
by - Jan 21, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/21/2017. (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...)

August Strindberg Rep to Stage Two Mystery Plays by Scandinavian Playwrights This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

From March 4 to April 1, August Strindberg Rep will present two mystery plays by modern Scandinavian playwrights in repertory: Marty's Shadow' by Stig Dagerman (Sweden) and 'Journey in Light and Shadow' by Stig Dalager (Denmark). (more...)

Pegi Young Premieres New LP 'Raw' with the LA Times
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 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...)

BWW REVIEW: The Danger Of White Collar Ambition Manipulating Not-For-Profit Creativity and Nurturing In The Arts Industry Is Exposed In A STRATEGIC PLAN
by Jade Kops - Feb 4, 2017

The first show for Griffin Theatre Company's 2017 season, this Australian work will resonate loudly with all audiences as it looks at the corporate side of the accountability imposed on small to medium Not-for-Profit Arts companies and questions the freedom the industry has to nurture new talent and the propensity for workplace bullying in the corporate landscape. (more...)

Ethan Lipton's New Musical THE OUTER SPACE to Blast Off This Month at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The Public Theater will begin previews for the world premiere musical THE OUTER SPACE on Thursday, February 23 in Joe's Pub at The Public. With book and lyrics by Ethan Lipton and directed by Leigh Silverman, the show has been extended one week through Sunday, April 9, with an official press opening on Wednesday, March 8. THE OUTER SPACE features music composed and performed by Ethan Lipton, Vito Dieterle, Eben Levy, and Ian Riggs. (more...)

Scoop: THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, February 21, 2017
by - Feb 3, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE FLASH, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, February 21, 2017! (more...)

Phobophobes Announces New Single and UK Tour with LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Phobophobes rise into 2017 nestled atop a wave of attention focused towards the revitalized South London scene with new single 'The Never Never', due for release March 24th via Ra-Ra Rok Records. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith Receives George Polk Award for Journalistic Work in NOTES FROM THE FIELD and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Long Island University (LIU) has announced the winners of the 68th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism, continuing the University's longstanding tradition of honoring and celebrating the impact of courageous and authentic journalism on our national and global discourse. (more...)

BWW Review: Siobhan O'Loughlin Plunges Into Politics and Psychology in BROKEN BONE BATHTUB
by Victoria Ordin - Feb 20, 2017

When it comes to theater, there's immersive and there's immersive. Siobhan O'Loughlin's BROKEN BONE BATHTUB is immersive in a literal sense: the Brooklyn-based playwright sits in a bathtub full of bubbles as she tells the story of her most severe bicycle accident, though the play is really about the existential crisis triggered by the collision in Grand Army Plaza. (more...)

E! to Premiere New Season of KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS, 3/5
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

E!'s mega-hit series, KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS returns for its thirteenth season on Sunday, March 5 at 9pm ET/PT, taking viewers beyond the headlines and into the stories that dominate the news cycle. (more...)

Scoop: THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, March 7, 2017
by - Feb 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE FLASH, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, March 7, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, February 28, 2017
by - Feb 17, 2017

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

Ryan Adams and His Band to Play Eccles Theater This June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Today Ryan Adams released his first album of all new original material since 2014's Ryan Adams. The launch of Prisoner coincides with the announcement of a tour for Ryan Adams and his band. The tour includes a show on June 18 at the brand-new Eccles Theater in downtown Salt Lake City. (more...)

KCRW Announces Line-Up for Two Official Showcases at SXSW 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Los Angeles-based public radio station KCRW has announced the line-up for this year's KCRW Showcases at SXSW, kicking off the convention with two official showcases on Wednesday, March 15.   (more...)

Singer-Songwriter Aoife O'Donovan to Close 2016-17 'Women in Song Series' at The Plaza Live
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The third concert in the Women in Song Series featuring folk singer-songwriter Aoife O'Donovan takes place on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at The Plaza Live at 425 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando. The concert begins at 8 p.m. (more...)

Rob Lowe Hosts 'Informed' Episode on Historical Museums for Public Television
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The popular character from numerous television shows, movies, and commercials has lent his talents to the world of public television as the host of 'Informed' with Rob Lowe. The popular television series shines a spotlight on numerous issues that pervade modern society today. One of the most recent episodes takes a look at historical museums, their importance, and the issues facing them today. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Demetri Martin, Kevin Kline Star in New Comedy DEAN
by Movies News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Below, check out the new  trailer for DEAN, starring Demetri Martin, Kevin Kline, and Meryl Hathaway.  (more...)

Scoop: THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, February 28, 2017
by - Feb 13, 2017

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

HBO to Debut Yo Yo Ma Documentary THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS, 3/6
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Over the past 17 years, an extraordinary group of artists from around the world has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. (more...)

CBS Studios International Announces Licensing Agreement with WOWWOW in Japan
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

CBS Studios International announced today a multi-title content licensing agreement with Japan's leading premium pay TV provider, WOWOW. (more...)

New York Asian Women's Center Renamed 'Womankind' to Expand Mission
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

January 24 will forever be known as a red-letter day for the New York Asian's Women Center. On that foggy morning, NYAWC reaffirmed their commitment to 'Guiding Women from a World of Hurt to One of Kindness' by changing their name to Womankind. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Untouchable' Episode of THE FLASH on The CW
by - Feb 1, 2017

On the next episode of TH FLASH on The CW titled "Untouchable", Barry and the team at S.T.A.R. Labs work together to bring down Clive Yorkin, a criminal meta-human who is methodically killing people by causing them to decompose at an accelerated rate. (more...)

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