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Fawzia Mirza's ME, MY MOM & SHARMILA Comes to Steppenwolf This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Chicago writer and actress Fawzia Mirza takes the stage in her one-woman comedy ME, MY MOM & SHARMILA, directed by Meghan Beals, presented as part of Steppenwolf Theatre's LookOut Series. (more...)

Fawzia Mirza's ME, MY MOM & SHARMILA Comes to Steppenwolf This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Chicago writer and actress Fawzia Mirza takes the stage in her one-woman comedy ME, MY MOM & SHARMILA, directed by Meghan Beals, presented as part of Steppenwolf Theatre's LookOut Series. (more...)

Staged Reading of ME & JEZEBEL to Benefit Theatre Artists Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

ME AND Jezebel, a staged reading to benefit the Theatre Artists Workshop, will be presented Today September 23 at 8pm, Saturday September 24 at 8pm and Sunday September 25 at 3pm at the Theatre Artists Workshop. (more...)

Staged Reading of ME & JEZEBEL to Benefit Theatre Artists Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

ME AND Jezebel, a staged reading to benefit the Theatre Artists Workshop, will be presented Friday September 23 at 8pm, Saturday September 24 at 8pm and Sunday September 25 at 3pm at the Theatre Artists Workshop. (more...)

Irish Arts Center's Comedy HOW TO KEEP AN ALIEN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, presents the U.S. premiere of Rough Magic's How to Keep an Alien (tonight, Sep 15-Oct 1), written by and starring Sonya Kelly. (more...)

BWW Review: Dancing Through The Metaphysical Tree Of Life in SVB ROSA
by Olga El - Oct 31, 2016

Svb Rosa showcases twelve vignettes that embrace the divine feminine through video art, spoken word, interlacings of original and popular music and dance fusion rooted in vocabulary from women-created Middle Eastern and North African dance traditions. It is the latest production from Lunaris, a group that seeks to 'physically manifest the workings of the soul and spirit through the art of dance, ritual and theater.' Each piece is representative of a branch on the Kabbalistic tree of life and heavily incorporates symbolism from Western ceremonial mysticism. (more...)

Mara Wilson to Chat, Sign Memoir 'WHERE AM I NOW' at The Drama Book Shop Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome actress and author Mara Wilson (best known for her starring turns in the films Mrs. Doubtfire, A Simple Wish, Matilda and more) for an intimate discussion and signing of her new book: Where Am I Now: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame tonight, October 26th at 5:30pm. (more...)

Further Casting Announced for QUEEN ANNE at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Romola Garai will star as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough alongside Emma Cunniffe as the eponymous monarch in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Queen Anne. (more...)

HOW TO CONSTRUCT A 21ST CENTURY FEMINISM to Continue Creative Time & NYPL's 'In Situ' Series
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Creative Time and The New York Public Library (NYPL) will present the latest installment of their collaborative venture In Situ, a site-specific series of conversations pairing leading artists and intellectuals to address critical topics of our time. (more...)

VIDEO: THE TEMPEST Performed Outdoors By Nude All-Woman Cast In Central Park (NSFW)
by Michael Dale - May 20, 2016

The Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society makes a point about attitudes towards nudity with their first theatre production. (more...)

Douglas Hodge & Kelli Barrett to Star in MY FAIR LADY at Bay Street Theater; Michael Arden Will Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced some of the principal cast of MY FAIR LADY, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw & Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Michael Arden Explains the 'Fever Dream' that was SPRING AWAKENING
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2016

Michael Arden has been a part of the New York theatre community for quite a while, having made his debut in the 2003 revival of BIG RIVER. This year he stepped behind the scenes, making his Broadway directing debut with Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING (for which he was nominated for Best Direction of a Musical). How did he end up here? Watch below to find out! (more...)

Punk Rock Pioneer Alice Bag's Politically Charged Single Drops w/ Jezebel Today
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Iconic punk rock feminist, author, educator and musician Alice Bag will release her self-titled solo debut album Alice Bag, June 24 on Don Giovanni Records. (more...)

PEN World Voices Festival Announces Masha Gessen Followed by Samantha Bee
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

PEN America has announced that leading Russian and American journalist and author Masha Gessen, will deliver the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture, followed by a conversation with comedian and political commentator Samantha Bee on the closing night of the PEN World Voices Festival. This year the thirteenth annual Festival, taking place in New York from May 1-7, will address some of the vital issues of the Trump era, with a special focus on the fractious relationship between gender and power. At a moment of historic threats to freedom and truth, Ms. Gessen and Ms. Bee, both activists in their own rights, will speak to Gessen's experience with Russian censorship and suppression of dissent, and parallels between the current administration and other authoritarian regimes. (more...)

The Onion, The A.V. Club, And ClickHole Announce The Fourth Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival Sponsored By truTV
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

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Univision and CivicScience Launch Innovative Research Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

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Transmedia Marketing Expert Dr. Chester Branch Explains the New Viral Gold for Influencer Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

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GoDaddy and The Onion Bring 'The Internet' to Life in New Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

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ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sailing to Haiti to Find Broadway Lead; Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold have announced that Once On This Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, is returning to Broadway this fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SKIPPYJON JONES at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Get ready for musical adventure at WST for Kids as Skippyjon Jones follows his dreams center stage! This lively Siamese kitten, whose ears are big and whose dreams are bigger, will capture the hearts of kids and their grown-up friends in an hour-long musical about the power of imagination. Skippyjon Jones runs from March 31 to April 22 at Walnut Street Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Kids Will Dream Big with SKIPPYJON JONES at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Get ready for musical adventure at WST for Kids as Skippyjon Jones follows his dreams center stage. This lively Siamese kitten, whose ears are big and whose dreams are bigger, will capture the hearts of kids and their grown-up friends in an hour-long musical about the power of imagination. Skippyjon Jones runs from March 31 to April 22 at Walnut Street Theatre. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars with Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon Playwrights, Series B!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

In this week's special edition, we caught up with playwrights from Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of One-Act Plays. Series A features El Grande by Maggie Diaz Bofill, How My Grandparents Fell in Love by Cary Gitter, The Fork by Emily Chadick Weiss, Showtime Blues by France-Luce Benson, and Blue Handed by David Zellnik. For more information, visit: www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org (more...)

Punk Luminary Alice Bag Talks Facing Rage + New Video w/ LA Times
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Hailed by Pitchfork, SPIN, Stereogum, MTV, FUSE, PAPER, Jezebel, LA Weekly and more, iconic punk rock feminist, author, educator and musician Alice Bag has just released her inspiring self-titled solo debut album Alice Bag on Don Giovanni Records. (more...)

LOST WEST END 2 Album to be Released in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed release of LOST WEST END in 2015, an album highlighted in The Sunday Times as an "Essential New Release"; Stage Door Records are pleased to continue the album series with the release of LOST WEST END 2 on July 29. (more...)

Vet UK Rockers Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel Release First Studio Album in 20 Years
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

September 15 sees the worldwide CD and digital release of Dance Underwater the first studio album of new material in 14 years from storied English rock band Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel via Restricted Release/Westworld Recordings in North America. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for RSC's QUEEN ANNE in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Today, rehearsal images have been released for the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Queen Anne. The production stars Romola Garai as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough and Emma Cunniffe as Queen Anne. Scroll down for a look at the company in rehearsal! (more...)

HOLD - SPRING AWAKENING's Michael Arden Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 12, 2016

Michael Arden has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for SPRING AWAKENING.  (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: SO YA WANNA BE A BROADWAY STAR?- Watch The Finale!
by So Ya Wanna Be a Broadway Star - Jul 6, 2016

'SO YA WANNA BE A BROADWAY STAR?' is an awesomely awkward comedic satire that follows Micki Manuel Minnelli ( Jamison Daniels), an overnight YouTube Celebrity searching for Broadway stardom wherever he can find it. A German documentary team follows him around on his daily journey with his fan-girl/make-up artist Sandy ( Patricia McCarthy) forever by his side. Will Micki become famous or infamous - and does he even know the difference? (more...)

LOST WEST END 2 - LONDON'S FORGOTTEN MUSICALS - CD Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Stage Door Records' compilation CD LOST WEST END 2 - LONDON'S FORGOTTEN MUSICALS is released in stores today July 29th. (more...)

Tron Theatre Launches Autumn-Winter 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

As we gear up to showcase recent Tron Creative production Greater Belfast at the Traverse Theatre (4-28 Aug) for the Edinburgh Fringe, we also take great pleasure in sending you details of our new Autumn-Winter 2016 season. Highlights will include: (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: I've Always Had A Dream From The Upcoming LOST WEST END 2 Album
by Edward Baker - Jul 18, 2016

Stage Door Records are pleased to make available a 'first listen' of the complete track 'I've Always Had A Dream' from the forthcoming album 'Lost West End 2'. The song is from the 1977 musical 'Drake's Dream' which opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre on December 7th 1977 and ran for 82 performances. The track is performed by leading actor / singer (and former lead vocalist of Manfred Mann) Paul Jones. (more...)

New Works by Robert Askins, Jon Robin Baitz & More Set for 2016 Ojai Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its 19th season with an exceptional program of playwrights, new play workshops and special  (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards Winners Announced - Carson Higgins, Breanna Bartley and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 4, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Long Island winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

M Lamar Releases FUNERAL DOOM SPIRITUAL and SURVEILLANCE PUNISHMENT AND THE BLACK PSYCHE Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

After listening to a few songs from 'Speculum Orum - Shackled to the Dead', the 2013 record from Brooklyn-based, genre-defying composer/vocalist/pianist and visual/fine artist M Lamar, esteemed composer/vocalist/artist Diamanda Galas proclaimed, 'THIS BITCH CAN SING!' Now Lamar, whose music crosses opera, metal and blues, is getting ready to release two new albums, 'Funeral Doom Spiritual' and 'Surveillance Punishment and the Black Psyche' today, January 27, 2017. (more...)

The Onion and The A.V. Club Invade Austin For 'Just Another Manic Monday' Party Presented By GoDaddy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

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Scholastic To Publish Activism Book By 12 Year Old
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Scholastic (SCHL), the global children's publishing, education, and media company, has acquired world rights to an activism book written by Marley Dias, the 12 year-old social activist behind #1000BlackGirlBooksan international movement to collect and donate children's books that feature Black girls as the lead character.Marley is using her voice to advocate for social justice, a commitment reflected by her ambitious life goals: she dreams of becoming an editor of her very own magazine and plans to use media to spread positive messages and to perpetuate more socially conscious pop culture. The book will be published in Spring 2018 by Scholastic Press. (more...)

Fusion TV To Premiere 'The AV Club' Show Hosted By John Teti On March 16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

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M Lamar to Release FUNERAL DOOM SPIRITUAL and SURVEILLANCE PUNISHMENT AND THE BLACK PSYCHE, 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

After listening to a few songs from 'Speculum Orum - Shackled to the Dead', the 2013 record from Brooklyn-based, genre-defying composer/vocalist/pianist and visual/fine artist M Lamar, esteemed composer/vocalist/artist Diamanda Galas proclaimed, 'THIS BITCH CAN SING!'  (more...)

New Documentary WOMEN HE'S UNDRESSED Set for DVD & VOD Release Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The new documentary WOMEN HE'S UNDRESSED will be released on DVD and VOD tomorrow, August 9th via Wolfe Video. (more...)

New Documentary WOMEN HE'S UNDRESSED Set for DVD & VOD Release Today
by Movies News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The new documentary WOMEN HE'S UNDRESSED will be released on DVD and VOD tomorrow, August 9th via Wolfe Video. (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

Los Angeles Premiere of Nassim Soleimanpour's WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT Set for Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Los Angeles Performance Practice and The Bootleg Theater, in association with Aurora Nova Productions, presents the Los Angeles premiere of Nassim Soleimanpour's slyly inventive White Rabbit Red Rabbit as part of the 2016 LAX  (Live Arts Exchange) Festival.  (more...)

Theatre Jezebel Sets Production of TAUT AND TOUGH-MINDED at Tron Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

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Naked, All-Female Shakespeare Returns Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The free, all-female, mostly nude production of The Tempest that received international attention and sparked debate about the role of body freedom in women's empowerment this May will be returning to New York this September. Presented by Torn Out Theater, the production celebrates body freedom and uses storytelling to normalize the nude female form. After the play's previous staging in Central Park, the company is thrilled to bring the play to the community of Brooklyn and the natural beauty of Prospect Park. (more...)

LittleThings Bids $10 Million for Gawker Media's Jezebel.com
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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Irish Arts Center to Present Comedy HOW TO KEEP AN ALIEN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, is pleased to present the U.S. premiere of Rough Magic's How to Keep an Alien (Sep 15-Oct 1), written by and starring Sonya Kelly. Directed by Gina Moxley, How to Keep an Alien is a story about falling in love and having to prove it to the government. (more...)

BWW Review: Lost West End 2 Album
by Jenny Ell - Aug 10, 2016

Following the success of the previously released Lost West End comes the aptly named Lost West End 2 - of course! The albums, produced by Stage Door Records, are revisiting forgotten musical numbers from shows that sadly didn't enjoy a long run in London. Lost West End 2 features songs that date back to 1970, then ventures through successive years up until 2008. (more...)

KATIE GOODMAN's BROAD COMEDY to Make Off-Broadway Debut at the SoHo Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

NY's SoHo Playhouse will present the Off-Broadway debut of YouTube sensation Katie Goodman's Broad Comedy, the internationally-touring riotous, ridiculous, and in-your-face all-women troupe, Starring Danielle Cohn, Molly Kelleher, Tana Sirois, Carlita Victoria and Katie Goodman. (more...)

YouTube Star Katie Goodman to Bring BROAD COMEDY Off-Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

NY's SoHo Playhouse will present the Off-Broadway debut of YouTube sensation Katie Goodman's Broad Comedy, the internationally-touring riotous, ridiculous, and in-your-face all-women troupe, Starring Danielle Cohn, Molly Kelleher, Tana Sirois, Carlita Victoria and Katie Goodman. (more...)

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