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Ethel Barrymore Theatre (New York, NY)
243 West 47th St.

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Based on the book The Inner City Mother Goose by Eve Merriam


BWW REVIEW: Award Winning Australian Musical LADIES IN BLACK Puts 1950's Women and Australian Culture In the Spotlight With Class, Comedy and Captivating Music
by Jade Kops - Jan 8, 2017

Capturing the not too distant past of 1950's Sydney, the heart-warming coming of age story of a young, intelligent woman comes to life with fabulous songs and fantastic fashion in LADIES IN BLACK. (more...)

Tickets to Closing Night of Broadway's OH HELLO! Among 'We Stand For Love' Auction Items
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Bidding is now underway on a unique array of experiences, including an in-person or Skype mentoring session with LOVING writer/director Jeff Nichols; two tickets to closing night of OH HELLO ON BROADWAY and a meet & greet with star Nick Kroll. (more...)

Martin Luther King Day Celebration Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

???????A Special Tribute and Performance to Celebrate Ridgefield's 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Ridgefield January 16th, 2017 at 3pm. (more...)

Kurt Weill's Anti-Apartheid Musical LOST IN THE STARS Among LACO Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Celebrating the unique ability of music and the arts to address challenging social and moral issues, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) presents LIFT EVERY VOICE, a three-week, city-wide series of free and ticketed concerts, conversations and community engagement curated by LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane from January 14 to 29, 2017, at venues across the Southland.  (more...)

BWW Review: YEARS OF SUNLIGHT, Theatre503
by Gary Naylor - Jan 31, 2017

Gary Naylor sees a play that examines the failures of the social experiment of Skelmersdale, a 60s council mega estate stuck between Liverpool and Wigan (more...)

Urban Movie Channel's February Slate Features Exclusive Streaming Premieres
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

A celebration of black history and romance, Urban Movie Channel (UMC) presents two new exclusive streaming premieres fitting for both Black History Month and Valentine's Day. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Launches New Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

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Marcus Hiles - Calls On Renter Flexibility to Achieve Lower Rent Fees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

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2017 Sundance Film Festival Awards Celebrate Global Independent Creative
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

After 10 days, 119 feature films and three feet of snow, an evening of humor and humanity marked the 2017 Sundance Film Festival's Awards Ceremony, with host Jessica Williams emceeing and jurors presenting 27 prizes for feature filmmaking in Park City, Utah. Honorees, named in total below, range from sharp comedies to provocative and timely documentaries and represent new achievements in global independent storytelling. Human stories prevailed across categories, with Grand Jury Prizes awarded to Dina (U.S. Documentary), Last Men in Aleppo (World Documentary), I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (U.S. Dramatic) and The Nile Hilton Incident (World Dramatic). Chasing Coral, showcased in the Festival's environmental program The New Climate, won an Audience Award in the U.S. Documentary category. (more...)

Marcus Hiles - Provides Fully Paid Private Healthcare to All Western Rim Employees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

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Playwrights of Color to Take the Spotlight in 2017 Readings at Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces the 2017 lineup for the Spotlight Reading Series, a multi-year community outreach initiative that aims to expose communities beyond Hyde Park to theatre arts, focusing specifically on works from outside of the canon of classic theater. (more...)

Lula Washington Dance Theatre Comes to Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

On Friday, February 24 at 7:30 PM, the Schimmel Center presents an evening with the Lula Washington Dance Theatre. Founded in 1980 in Inner City Los Angeles by Lula Washington and her husband, Erwin Washington, this vibrant troupe is known for powerful, high-energy performances, unique choreography, and works that are rooted in African-American culture and history. (more...)

Showtime to Premiere LEGACY: BOB HURLEY Exclusively on Digital Platforms 2/20
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The potential final season for a Hall of Fame coach and a national basketball institution will be chronicled in a SHOWTIME Sports digital documentary titled LEGACY: BOB HURLEY. (more...)

Musical Adaptation of THE TEMPEST to be Inaugural Production of Public Works Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The Tempest will run for four performances from Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 5 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. (more...)

Ardea Arts and The Garden State Philharmonic Present ANIMAL TALES, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Ardea Arts in partnership with The Garden State Philharmonic presents the World Concert Premiere of ANIMAL TALES at The Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College (1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754) on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7pm. For more information, visit: www.ardeaarts.com/animal-tales. (more...)

Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Vivienne Acheampong, Mark Edel-Hunt, Chris New and Jack Tarlton will star in the first stage adaptation of a Paul Auster novel in the UK, City of Glass, a brand new production by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions in a co-production with HOME, Manchester (4-18 March) and Lyric Hammersmith (20 April - 13 May). (more...)

Detroit Repertory Theatre RED NIGHT BENEFIT Celebrates Drama, Passion, History and Love
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

On Saturday, February 11, 2017 the Detroit Repertory Theatre welcomes the public to an evening of drama, romance, a silent auction, champagne and appetizers at the Board of Trustees' annual 'RED NIGHT' benefit beginning at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Joshua Bell and Jennifer Koh to Return for Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's 50th Anniversary Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), one of the nation's premier orchestras as well as a leader in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions, announces programming for its milestone 50th Anniversary season in 2017-18, which spotlights its virtuosic artists and builds upon the Orchestra's five decades of intimate and transformative musical programs. (more...)

Casting Announced For The World Premiere Of Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Vivienne Acheampong, Mark Edel-Hunt, Chris New and Jack Tarlton will star in the first stage adaptation of a Paul Auster novel in the UK, City of Glass, a brand new production by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions in a co-production with HOME, Manchester (4-18 March) and Lyric Hammersmith (20 April - 13 May). (more...)

Marcus Hiles - On the Benefits of Unique Soundproofing System of Western Rim Properties
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

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Ardea Arts and The Garden State Philharmonic Present the World Concert Premiere of ANIMAL TALES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Ardea Arts in partnership with The Garden State Philharmonic presents the World Concert Premiere of ANIMAL TALES at The Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College (1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754) on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7pm. For more information, visit: www.ardeaarts.com/animal-tales. (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...)

New York Premiere of FISH MEN to Begin at INTAR Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

INTAR has announced that the 2016-'17 Season will continue with the New York premiere of FISH MEN by Candido Tirado. (more...)

Marcus Hiles - Shares Expertise on the Ways to Find Available Space in Texas Rental Properties
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

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Photo Flash: HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon Visits Chess in the Schools MLK Day Chess Tournament
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Today, January 16, Brandon Victor Dixon, currently starring as Aaron Burr in Hamilton on Broadway, celebrated Martin Luther King Day with hundreds of NYC public school children at the Chess in the Schools  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Chess Tournament at PS 11 in Chelsea. Dixon, who played chess as a student himself, addressed the kids  at the tournament's awards presentation.  (more...)

Marcus Hiles - Generously Helps Low-Income Children K-12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

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BWW Interviews: Neal Ghant, Cynthia D. Barker of THE MOUNTAINTOP at Aurora Theatre
by Courtnee Miles - Jan 14, 2017

Now, is the time for this. As we enter into a new year, with a new incoming Commander-in-Chief, while also celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on MLK Day, THE MOUNTAINTOP could not come at a more perfect time and shed a more beautiful light. (more...)

Marcus Hiles - Endorses the City's Green Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

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Marcus Hiles - Shares Views On Contemporary Trends in Luxury Living
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

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Dominique Morisseau Play PIPELINE Will Tackle School Politics at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

This summer, Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop) will produce PIPELINE, a new play by Dominique Morisseau.  PIPELINE, which will be directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, will begin performances Thursday, June 15 and open on Monday, July 10 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Presents A Concert Reading of LADY MONDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Presents, David Alan Thornton's Rock Opera, Lady Monday, in concert at the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe. This event is a benefit for Playhouse Creatures Inner City youth theatre program 'Little Creatures Act Out'. (more...)

ASC Announces Revival and Tour of Hit Production SIX STORIES TALL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), presents the touring version of 2012's Six Stories Tall, written by Marco Ramirez and directed by ASC Producing Artistic Director Tom Arvetis. The production includes performances in Chicago (March 21 - April 29), the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN (March 29 - 31), and The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College in New York (May 5).  As a participatory arts company, ASC productions feature multiple options for audience engagement. (more...)

BWW Review: WHITE GUY ON THE BUS at Delaware Theatre Company
by Rosanne DellAversano - Feb 9, 2017

A perspective on White privilege and racism unfolded - WHITE GUY ON THE BUS by Bruce Graham. (more...)

277 Dance Project presents CARDBOARD STAGE A World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

A multidisciplinary performance collective  277 Dance Project (Nicole Philippidis, Artistic Director) is proud to present their newest work Cardboard Stage, opening on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002). The piece, conceived and choreographed by Nicole Philippidis in collaboration with the designer/filmmaker Jennifer Klein and award-winning musician Johnny Philippidis, will be on view for a limited three-night engagement. Tickets are $20 and can be purhased online  at277danceproject.brownpapertickets.com or at the door. (more...)

Nick Tarabay, Elisa Bocanegra, Nick Caballero, and More Announced for Hero Theatre's CONDUCT OF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

???????Hero Theatre announced full casting for its upcoming production of The Conduct of Life by famed Cuban-American playwright, Maria Irene Fornes. The production will star Nick Tarabay (Syfy's The Expanse, Castle, Spartacus), and will be directed by the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Theatre Center, Jose Luis Valenzuela. (more...)

'The Rendezvous' Announces Updated Edition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ The novel that inspired The Rendezvous action-adventure film starring Stana Katic (Castle) and Raza Jaffrey (Code Black) will be published on Feb. 15, 2017 by New Song, LLC with an updated edition. Originally published in 2011 under the title 'A New Song,' the book has been revisited by the author Sarah Isaias, MD with a new title 'The Rendezvous: A Novel' andnew cover to reflect the exciting major motion picture film set for distribution in 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: RUN THE BEAST DOWN, Finborough Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Feb 8, 2017

Run The Beast Down creates a world collapsing psychologically and socially as the foxes, real and metaphorical, close in on Charlie. (more...)

Scania Starts Trials of Battery Electric Buses
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

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BWW Review: SCHOOL PLAY, Southwark Playhouse
by Gary Naylor - Feb 7, 2017

Contemporary and hard-hitting, Alex MacKeith's debut, School Play, doesn't quite add up to the sum of its parts. (more...)

Universal Music Group Joins Russell Simmons to Produce THE SCENARIO; NYC Premiere & North American Tour in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a partnership with hip-hop pioneer and multi-hyphenate entrepreneur Russell Simmons to become a lead producer of THE SCENARIO, a new stage musical with an original story set to the greatest hits from a three-decade span of hip-hop. (more...)

Kate Mulgrew of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and Stella Adler Studio Participate in Ghostlight Project for Inclusion
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

On January 19, Tom Oppenheim, Artistic Director of The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, along with students of the Studio and actress Kate Mulgrew, participated in the first event of The Ghostlight Project, an initiative launched by members of the theater community to create a "light" in dark times. (more...)

BWW Review: N.E. Premiere of Ike Holter's EXIT STRATEGY: This is Not a Drill
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 22, 2017

Zeitgeist Stage Company joins the ranks of prescient Boston theater companies with Ike Holter's EXIT STRATEGY, a play about the impending closing of a failing inner-city Chicago school, how it impacts the faculty and students, and the measures they take to fight back. (more...)

New York Theaters and New York University to Present FESTIVAL IRENE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Hero Theatre announced today that the company's program Festival Irene: Celebrating the Legacy of Maria Irene Fornes, will transfer to NYC this fall after a successful run in Los Angeles. The festival of plays, presented as staged readings, includes some of Fornes' most celebrated works, in addition to featuring plays written by her award-winning students. (more...)

Inner-City Pastor Shares THE PIPE AND THE PULPIT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 22 million Americans suffer from substance abuse. Its staggering reach is proof that addiction is an unprejudiced disease capable of touching anyone, even those in a position of power and privilege. (more...)

Ardea Arts With Garden State Philharmonic Presents ANIMAL TALES, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Ardea Arts in partnership with The Garden State Philharmonic presents the World Concert Premiere of ANIMAL TALES at The Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College (1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754) on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Marcus Hiles - On the Value of Charity and Giving Back to the Community
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

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Inis Nua Theatre to Present American Debut of Pub Play LEPER + CHIP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Inis Nua Theatre Company jumps into 2017 with the raucous, fast-paced and heartful Leper + Chip, an American premiere by Lee Coffey at the Louis Bluver Theater at The Drake (203 South Hicks Street). (more...)

ArtsWest Announces MILK LIKE SUGAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

ArtsWest has just announced MILK LIKE SUGAR, Kirsten Greenidge's award-winning play about about young women and the intersection of class, race and opportunity. MILK LIKE SUGAR opens at the ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery on March 2, performing Thursday through Sunday until March 25.   (more...)

The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre Join Forces Once Again for EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Deaf West Theatre (DWT), the performing arts organizations behind the Tony Award-nominated and Ovation Award-winning revival of Spring Awakening, reunite to bring multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo to life in an innovative and new production. Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo begins previews on March 7 and will open in the Lovelace Studio Theater at The Wallis on Friday, March 10. It will run through March 26. This production is made possible by the generous support of Meeghan and Michael Nemeroff. (more...)

Morgan Freeman Receives AARP's Movies For Grownups Career Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

At age 79, Morgan Freeman continues to draw the attention of audiences around the world with his radiant voice, gifted performances and unparalleled talent (more...)

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