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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

Chess in the Schools Celebrates 30th Anniversary with NYC's Largest Outdoor Tournament; 2016-17 Events Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

As New York City kids go back to school this September, Chess in the Schools celebrates three decades of empowering New York City's most underserved schools and students. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

After a successful launch earlier this year (in THE MYSTERY OF THE FAMILY JEWELS), those meddling teen detectives Nasty Drew and That Harder Boy return in an all new evening that blends theater, comedy, mystery, drag, stripping -- and disco. NASTY DREW AND THAT HARDER BOY: THE CASE OF THE PEEPSHOW PHANTOM will begin performances September 9 at The Laurie Beechman Theater inside West Bank Cafe. (more...)

A.R.T./New York to Open Two State-of-the-Art Performance Spaces This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, New York City's leading service and advocacy organization for nonprofit theatre, today announced that in late November 2016 it will open the A.R.T./NEW YORK THEATRES, two affordable, state-of-the-art performance spaces located at 502 West 53rd Street - designed by award-winning architect Toshiko Mori - along with its selection of 21 nonprofit companies for the inaugural 2017-18 season. (more...)

New Civil Rights Alliance Declares War on the Cultural Violence Represented by the Music Video 'Meet the Flockers' and Calls for a New Civil Rights Movement at the Cult
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016


Northwestern Settlement's Adventure Stage Chicago Adds More Dates to REPRISE; Postpones New Work JACK'S HOUSE to a Later Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), announces additional dates for its fall production of Reprise, due to popular demand. A new play with original music forming part of the National Theatre of Scotland's Home Away Festival (performing in Glasgow on October 8), Reprise will return to Chicago for public performances November 4-5.  School matinees are scheduled for November 1-10.  ASC also announces the postponement of Jack's House.  All performances take place at Northwestern Settlement's Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St. Tickets are $10 for preview performances, and $17 for adults and $12 for youth aged 14 years and younger for the regular run. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 773.342.4141 (more...)

ALLEGIANCE's George Takei to Recieve Los Angeles Inner City Essence Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The alumni of the Inner City Cultural Center (ICCC) 50th Anniversary Planning Committee will present to renowned actor George Takei  (more...)

PAC Man Cary Lee Peterson: Trump-Clinton Presidential Debate Was A Great Beginning to Change in America
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016


BWW Review: MORAL IMPERATIVE Asks How Far Would You Go to Get What You Want?
by Shari Barrett - Sep 27, 2016

In today's world, many are passed over for promotion, often causing jealousy and bitter reactions to the person who does advance over you. But just how far would you go to get that job you want and feel best qualified for, at least in your own mind? And what if you feel that person in the positions above you was just so vile and wrong for the job that you became convinced the world would simply be a better place if that person was dead? Would you have a moral imperative to shove that individual over to the other side? That's the question posed by the new World Premiere mystery MORAL IMPERATIVE by L.A.-based playwright Samuel Warren Joseph, now onstage at Theatre 40 through October 17. (more...)

Actress and Activist Tahirah Stanley Launches Theatre for Peace Program
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Actress and activist, Tahirah Stanley has a busy season ahead of her. (more...)

J. Elaine Marcos to Host Broadway Artists Connection's Next 'Open Mic & Mingle'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by eight time Broadway Veteran & comedian J. Elaine Marcos on Monday, October 10th at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros (listed below) followed by selected artists at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St. (more...)

Camden People's Theatre Plays ALL THE RIGHT NOTES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Camden People'sTheatre 's brand new festival All the Right Notes brings together trailblazing work from the place where theatre and live music meet: it's a festival featuring not only theatre-makers whose work is driven by live music, but music acts whose work is audaciously theatrical, programmed in partnership with DJ and journalist Joe Muggs. They meet in the middle, splicing for your delight the hothouse thrill of live music and the buzz of inventive contemporary theatre. (more...)

Hole in the Wall Theater's Going To The Dogs! Presenting SYLVIA by A. R. Gurney
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

New Britain's Hole in the Wall Theater announces the first production of their 2016-2017 season- Sylvia by A. R. Gurney, opening on September 16th 2016 and running for four weekends. (more...)

Johnny Depp to Receive 'Rhonda's Kiss Healing And Hope Award' at Annual L.A. Concert Event
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Rhonda's Kiss, an organization that helps cancer patients in need, announces today that Academy Award-nominee Johnny Depp will be presented with the first 'Healing & Hope Award' at their annual concert event (more...)

Rosie's House CEO Chosen for Final National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Becky Ballard, Chief Executive Officer at Rosie's House, A Music Academy for Children, has been selected as the only Arizona representative for the fourth and final class of National Arts Strategies' Chief Executive Program. (more...)

Four Nations Ensemble Sets 2017 Series at Merkin Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

For the second year, the Four Nations Ensemble will make its home at Merkin Concert Hall to present three programs of chamber and vocal music by Bach and his contemporaries, from Handel to Couperin to Vivaldi. The programs, each on Monday evenings, will be held January 30, March 13, and May 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Global Icon Mariah Carey Announces Final Shows of '#1 TO INFINITY' at Caesars Palace
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

International music superstar, Mariah Carey,has announced the end of '#1 TO INFINITY', her first two-year Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, with her final performance scheduled on May 13, 2017. (more...)

Atomic Data Among ICIC and Fortune's Inner City 100
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016


Enlightened, Inc. Awarded 4th Inner City 100 Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016


2016 Fifth Star Awards Honor Black Ensemble Theater Founder Jackie Taylor and More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Jackie Taylor, founder and CEO of Black Ensemble Theater, will be honored with the Fifth Star Award from the City of Chicago and Allstate Insurance Company, at Millennium Park tonight, September 14 at 7 pm. (more...)

Peter Schuler Releases IN PURSUIT OF GOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

'In Pursuit of God': a well-designed and insightful guide to becoming closer to God written with love for the Lord on every page. 'In Pursuit of God' is the creation of published author, Peter Schuler, a dedicated writer and author. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

'From An Enlightened Soul': a polished and captivating book of poetry spanning the author's life. 'From An Enlightened Soul' is the creation of published author, Curtis Foison, who was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and raised in Philadelphia. He graduated from Central High School and received a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship to Prairie View A&M University, where he graduated and received a commission in the United States Marine Corps. While serving in the Marine Corps, Curtis earned a master of arts degree in Human Resource Management from Pepperdine University. Curtis has held several positions in management and human resources in business, nonprofit, and governmental entities. A long and successful career in helping people has been especially rewarding. His experience has given him some important insight into the human condition. Curtis is married and has three children and one grandchild. (more...)

White Coat Secrets: Still Standing a Doctor's Story - Available...
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016


Smokey Robinson, Kenny Loggins Set for Annual Little Kids Rock Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Rock and roll royalty filled the majestic Capitale Wednesday night as the national nonprofit, Little Kids Rock, hosted its eighth annual benefit in Lower Manhattan to support public school students and music teachers with donated instruments, curricular resources, and training. (more...)

NNPN Sets 15th Annual National Showcase of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is pleased to present the 15th annual National Showcase of New Plays (NSNP). (more...)

WHOSE SARI NOW? and More Set for Theatre Royal Stratford East's Studio Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces a specially adapted production of Rani Moorthy's one woman show Whose Sari Now? to open at the theatre this November direct from a UK tour. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

'Self-Preservation' (published by Xlibris AU) is a behavior that ensures the survival of an organism and it is almost universal among living organisms. Humans are no exceptions from this natural tendency to preserve self before others. In Don Collin's latest literary outing, he shows readers how far one can go just to preserve what are his. (more...)

CASA 0101 Theater and Angel City Theatre Ensemble to Present MARIELA IN THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

CASA 0101 Theater, Josefina Lopez, Artistic Director and the newly formed production company, Angel City Theater Ensemble (ACTE), Vance Valencia, Founder, will present the Los Angeles Premiere of the critically acclaimed play, MARIELA IN THE DESERT, written by Karen Zacarias, directed by Robert Beltran (Star Trek:  Voyager; Zoot Suit; Eating Raoul).  The production will be presented for a five-week run on the theater's Main Stage located at 2102 East First Street (at St. Louis Street), Boyle Heights, CA  90033 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays at 5:00 p.m., November 4 - December 11, 2016.  There will be no performances on Thanksgiving Weekend, November 25th, 26th and 27th. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre to Host THE YELLOWBRICK AUCTION to Support Education Programs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre's 17th Annual Live and Silent Auction is The Yellowbrick Auction. Guests will be invited to bid on items including four house seats to Hamilton An American Musical, premium Eagles tickets, luxury vacations and fine dining gift certificates, with proceeds benefitting the Walnut's Education Department. (more...)

Adventure Stage Chicago's REPRISE Returns from Acclaimed Scotland Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), kicked off the National Theater of Scotland's Home Away Festival on Saturday, October 8th, to standing ovations and great acclaim. (more...)

Redline Productions Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

After two successful years of operation at the intimate 63-seat Old Fitz Theatre, welcoming more than 32,000 people to 65 different shows, Red Line Productions have planned an even bigger season for 2017. Becoming known as a space which sees actors and creatives making brave and exciting choices and creating high-quality theatre, Red Line Productions has programmed ten main stage plays that will require more fearlessness and honesty from artists and audiences. (more...)

Theatre Asylum's Beyond Encore Series Presents HEART in the 'HOOD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Theatre Asylum's BEYOND ENCORE series presents HEART in the 'HOOD - about a small town Vermonter's riveting, loving encounters in… The 'Hood! (more...)

The Firehall Arts Centre Announces Cancellation of THE MOTHERFUCKER WITH THE HAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Firehall Arts Centre announced today the cancellation of The Motherf**ker with the Hat, which was scheduled to be remounted in January 2017 in association with Haberdashery Theatre. (more...)

Desi Moreno-Penson's OMINOUS MEN Gets Staged Reading in NYC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

There will be a one-night only staged reading of OMINOUS MEN, a new, full-length play by Latina playwright Desi Moreno-Penson. (more...)

Intermission Youth Theatre Present LOVE ME TO DEATH, Inspired by ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Two London boroughs both alike in poverty, south and east - she's from E8 and he's from southeast, where Intermission tell their tale. These two lovers fight for their love despite the backlash of each hood. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

E. Davis-Banks grew up in a neighborhood where everyone knew each other and looked out for each other. For her, that provided stability and a safe environment not only for her but for her neighbors and fellow kids at that time. With the passion to awaken in most urban neighborhoods the good rapport and support system she grew up with, she writes 'My Street, My Friends' (published by AuthorHouse), a touching story how a support block for children will lead these kids to have a straight path in life and a stable environment to live in. (more...)

Inis Nua Kicks Off 13th Season with Dark Comedy RADIANT VERMIN by Philip Ridley
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Inis Nua Theatre Company opens their 2016-2017 season at the Louis Bluver Theater at The Drake (302 South Hicks Street) with Radiant Vermin by Philip Ridley, with previews starting October 19 and opening set for October 21. From England, this Philadelphia premiere mixes "be careful what you wish for" with a strong dose of unnervingly wicked humor. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

David Imhotep Ph.D., remembers that in school, people have learned this: 'In 1400 and 92 Columbus sailed the ocean blue, he sailed and sailed and sailed and sailed and found this land for me and you.' Imhotep narrates that when Columbus reached the Americas, he found Natives who looked like the people of India: dark complected with long hair and was the first to call them Indians; Columbus thought he had found the short cut to India for the spice trade. The problem was, according to Imhotep, America got in the way. (more...)

BWW Interview: Poet Jessica Gipson
by Mark C. Lloyd - Oct 10, 2016

Jessica Gipson is a single mother of two, a poet, a business owner, a community activist. (more...)

High Rise and Camden People's Theatre Presents MERRYVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

It's 2020. Since the UK's withdrawal from the EU, dodgy politics, austerity and civil unrest have left the streets of London in turmoil. A new coalition between the Conservatives and UKIP has driven house prices to an all-time high. Two local rappers (Dr Green Fingers & Dustin Roads) find themselves in the last 'affordable' housing block in London. They have to work two jobs to make ends meet, options are thin, and as they flirt with the idea of leaving their home, sparking revolution or a life of crime, they can't help but dissect the politics that have surrounded them the past 10 years. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago Turns Out for André De Shields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

BroadwayWorld has your inside look at Chicago's celebration for Andre De Shields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens! Check out photos below! (more...)

THE VENICE GHETTO & BEYOND Exhibition on View This Fall/Winter at Center for Jewish History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

?The Center for Jewish History will mark the 500th anniversary of the creation of the Venice ghetto in 1516 with a new exhibition that reveals the complex history of Jewish life in the Mediterranean world following the confinement of Venetian Jews to a walled-off section of their city. (more...)

WEEZER to Perform Los Angeles Concert to Benefit Rhonda's Kiss
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

RHONDA'S KISS--the organization which helps cancer patients in need--has partnered with the rock group WEEZER who will headline this year's benefit concert on Thursday, November 3 at The El Rey Theatre (5515 Wilshire Blvd) in Los Angeles.  Mark McGrath--musician/vocalist Sugar Ray and TV host--will be on-hand to emcee the evening. Tickets are available starting today (here) and at: (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andre De Shields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

From the heat of urban insurrection in Baltimore, Maryland to the incandescent glare of New York's Great White Way, 'Jelly Belly' has many stories to tell. Through song, dance, and spoken word, join Victory Gardens Theater's Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellow Andre De Shields in this riveting solo-performance as we follow this adventure from Inner City impoverishment to self-actualization. BroadwayWorld has your first look below! Check it out! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andre De Shields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., are presenting CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., written and performed by two-time Tony nominee and Emmy winner Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson Jr. and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kimberly Lawson and Donica Lynn. (more...)

2017 Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo to Expand to McNichols Civic Center Building
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The wildly successful Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo (DINK), will be expanding in 2017 to the beautifully restored McNichols Civic Center Building. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of André De Shields in CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P.
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., are presenting CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., written and performed by Broadway and Chicago star Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kimberly Lawson and Donica Lynn. (more...)

BWW Feature: Youth Repertory Theater Troupe of Louisville
by Keith Waits - Aug 19, 2016

Something's Happening On The West Side of Louisville (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE'S Antoine L. Smith to Host BAC Open Mic & Mingle
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents its tenth Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by Broadway Veteran Antoine L. Smith (THE COLOR PURPLE) on Monday, September 12th at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). (more...)

The Kennedy Center Sets 15th Annual PAGE TO STAGE New Play Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Kennedy Center hosts its 15th annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival from Saturday, September 3 to Monday, September 5, 2016, featuring more than 50 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. (more...)

Village Theatre's 16th Annual Village Originals Festival of New Musicals
by Jay Irwin - Aug 17, 2016

Well it may have been hotter than blazes this past weekend but I managed to spend the weekend inside at one of my favorite events of the year, The Village Theatre Village Originals Festival of New Musicals. They presented concert stagings of five musicals still in the works. It's a great opportunity for the authors to get to see their shows in front of an audience and for us to get a sneak peak at amazing musical theater to come. Now as they are still being workshopped I can't really review any of them but I can tell you what I saw. (more...)

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