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BWW Reviews: A Rockin' ROCK OF AGES in Carlisle
by Marakay Rogers - Oct 24, 2016

The 80's glam-rock comedy brought huge laughs to a large space at Carlisle. Fourth wall? What's a fourth wall? (more...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Announces Cast for MONSTER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) announces the complete cast for Monster by Walter Dean Myers, adapted by Aaron Carter and directed by Hallie Gordon. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Our School, Our Show, OUR TOWN: Meet the Family Edition Part 1
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Oct 24, 2016

The concept of family is a very large aspect of this production. The cast becomes a family through bonding; the script features two every day families. This week, we have the pleasure of meeting the Gibbs family and getting an inside look at their perspective of theatre and the production. (more...)

Downtown Music Productions and Howl Gallery Present PINS AND NEEDLES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Mimi Stern-Wolfe's Downtown Music Productions will appear in a revival of Harold Rome's witty satire Pins and Needles, music direction by Stern-Wolfe, stage direction by Larry Marshall, choreography by Mercedes Ellington,Tuesday October 25, 7 PM, at the Howl Gallery, 6 East 1st Street.  (All proceeds will go to the Actor's Fund and HOWL Help.)  With its critically acclaimed score and lyrics, Pins and Needles,  written in 1937, is a unique call for social Justice and equity. (more...)

Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj Becomes New Artistic Director of New Freedom Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

New Freedom Theatre is pleased to announce the appointment of Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj as its new Artistic Director.  Maharaj, who had served as Guest Artistic Director last season, is only the fourth full-time artistic director in the company's fifty year history, following foundr John E. Allen, Jr., Robert E. Leslie and Walter Dallas. (more...)

VIDEO: Andrew Rannells & More Say Enough to 'Boys Will Be Boys' in New PSAs
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

In an exclusive release, Mariska Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation today launched "Enough," a new series of broadcast, online and outdoor public service announcements (PSAs) that challenge the idea that "boys will be boys," and the deeply entrenched societal attitudes that have excused, minimized and helped perpetuate sexual and domestic violence. (more...)

Josh Lehrer's Antique HAMILTON Portraits Set for 'MY SHOT' Exhibition at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that it will host the exhibit MY SHOT Portraits From Hamilton, one-of-a-kind portraits by acclaimed photographer Josh Lehrer. (more...)

PICT Sets THE MERCHANT OF VENICE in Tense, Pre-World War II America
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

On November 3rd, PICT Classic Theatre will continue its 2016-2017 season at Union Project with THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, set against the backdrop of pre-World War II America. (more...)

Super Channel Acquires Two UK Dramas from All3media International
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Super Channel is pleased to announce it has acquired two compelling UK dramas from all3media International. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Trades Up And Pays Off
by Herbert Paine - Oct 24, 2016

Southwest Shakespeare Company's second offering of its 23rd Season is THE MERCHANT OF VENICE and it is, to use the Bard's words, a palpable hit. Contemporizing Shakespeare's plays isn't an original concept, but its application in the current production works especially well and reflects a series of astute decisions by director Kent Burnham that enhance the work's accessibility, relevance, and poignancy. (more...)

BWW Review: An Excellent Experience of The Actors' Gang's THE EXONERATED
by Gil Kaan - Oct 24, 2016

The Actors' Gang's Cynthia Ettinger ever so smoothly directs her very exceptional cast as they infuse life to six real-life, wrongly convicted death row survivors and the peripheral people besides them. Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's script of THE EXONERATED vividly illustrates how these six people managed to find themselves at the crosshairs of the American criminal Justice executioner. (more...)

Scoop: MADAM SECRETARY on CBS - Sunday, November 13, 2016
by TV Scoop - Oct 24, 2016

Get all the scoop on MADAM SECRETARY, airing on CBS on Sunday, November 13, 2016! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

A New Haven-area author and Yale alumnus has released a historical account of the life of Lord Chief Justice Mansfield, which documents Lord Mansfield's critical role in one of U.S. history's most crucial events - the American Revolutionary War. (more...)

From Debut to Revival: A Look Back on the Prolific Career of THE CHERRY ORCHARD'S Diane Lane
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 23, 2016

In the almost 40-year gap between the two stage appearances, Lane's career has included Broadway appearances in the 1978 musical RUNAWAYS and the 1977 revival of AGAMEMNON as well as a host of successful feature films. (more...)

Photo Flash: Limelight Performing Arts' Radium Girls Opened Friday Night to Glowing Reviews
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

Radium Girls opened Friday night in the Studio 3 Artspace Theatre to glowing reviews. Limelight Performing Arts' talented cast of 12 youth actors bring this moving production inspired by historical events to the stage in Gilbert, Arizona. (more...)

The Adobe Theater to Present MY THREE ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The Adobe Theater is presenting the delightfully offbeat Christmas comedy My Three Angels from December 1st through the 18th, 2016. Written by the husband and wife team of Samuel Spewack and Bella Spewack from the French play "La Cuisine des Anges" by Albert Husson, My Three Angels opened on Broadway on March 11th, 1953, directed by Jose Ferrer and starring Walter Slezak, Jerome Cowan, and Darren McGavin as the "Angels," and ran for 344 performances. It was brought to the big screen in 1955 as We're No Angels, with Michael Curtiz directing, and Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, and Aldo Ray as the three unlikely heroes. (more...)

Labyrinth Dance Theater Announces Sasha Spielvogel's Critically Acclaimed NOOR 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Sasha Spielvogel's critically acclaimed NOOR returns to the stage for one performance only at 3:30PM on November 13, 2016, at the Saint Mark's Church in heart of New York City's East Village. Felicia Norton performs her role as Noor, and writer Sasha Spielvogel will once again direct the performance. (more...)

BWW TV: Anna Deavere Smith Explains What NOTES FROM THE FIELD Is All About
by TV - Press Previews - Oct 22, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Transcend your expectations as THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN arrives on an extended cut DVD on December 6th! (more...)

The Representatives to Stage Reading of PRIVATE MANNING GOES TO WASHINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Representatives are presenting a staged-reading of 'Private Manning Goes To Washington' by Stan Richardson for the students of The New School on Friday, October 28th from 3-5pm at Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street 5th Floor. (more...)

Update: Atlantis Gaming Corporation (AGC) clarifies earlier press release of October 17, 2016, and responds to the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) press release
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016


by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Soundtrack to THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Let's Do the Time Warp Again is available on CD and Digital Album, beginning today Friday, October 2st.  (more...)

Fox Makes Pilot Commitment for New Comedy Series Inspired by Real Life Experiences of Dwayne Johnson
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Fox Television announced today that it has made a put pilot commitment forThe Untitled Dwayne Johnson/Brian Gewirtz/Andrew Gurland Wrestling Project, acomedy series inspired by the real life experiences of Dwayne Johnson and former WWE head writer, Brian Gewirtz. (more...)

Simon Callow Returns to the Arts Theatre for A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The hugely popular re-imagining of Charles Dickens' festive staple A Christmas Carol, starring Simon Callow and directed by Tom Cairns, will return to the Arts Theatre in London for a strictly limited season from 8 December to 7 January.   (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Sophie Okonedo Stars in BBC America's Political Thriller UNDERCOVER
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Premiering on November 16, BBC AMERICA's UNDERCOVER is a bold new political thriller told through a family on the brink of destruction. (more...)

Sophie Okonedo to Join Damien Lewis in Edward Albee's THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

It is announced today that the Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor Sophie Okonedo will join Damian Lewis in a new production of Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?  Directed by Ian Rickson, the production will play a strictly limited 12 week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 24th March to 24th June 2017. (more...)

TLDEF to Host 2016 Freedom Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is set to host the 2016 Freedom Awards, commemorating 11-years of transgender advocacy. This year TLDEF honors U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, whose unwavering support and leadership at the Department of Justice has helped advance transgender rights. TLDEF will also honor HBO for its work on the critically acclaimed documentary Suited. The film followed Brooklyn bespoke clothiers Bindle & Keep, who specialize in making clothing designed for gender non-conforming bodies. In addition, TLDEF will celebrate Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP for their substantial support of TLDEF's Name Change Project. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PARCHMAN HOUR at The Guthrie Theater
by Karen Bovard - Oct 21, 2016

In 1961, Parchman Penitentiary served as a detention site for the Freedom Riders, mixed race and mixed gender groups of activists who put their lives on the line to protest segregation. To keep their spirits up in jail, they sang. This documentary theater piece is rich in music, and tells their story while tying directly to themes about race and Justice in America today. (more...)

Washington National Opera to Present THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT with Special Opening Night Guest Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 2016–2017 season with a new production of Gaetano Donizetti's mashup of slapstick comedy and charming romance—The Daughter of the Regiment, November 12–20, 2016, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. The cast is led by superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee as the hero Tonio and fast-rising soprano Lisette Oropesa, who starred as Susanna earlier this season in WNO's The Marriage of Figaro, as Marie. While the opera is best known for the vocal acrobatics required of its singers, the high-comedy antics of the non-singing role of The Duchess of Krakenthorp often steal the show. On opening night, November 12, 2016, the role of The Duchess will be performed by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her official Washington National Opera stage debut. The brand-new WNO production is directed by acclaimed Broadway director and choreographer Robert Longbottom, and the WNO Orchestra is led by rising conductor Christopher Allen, both in their WNO debuts. (more...)

Justice Release Video for New Single 'Alakazam!'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Justice have released a video for their latest single, 'Alakazam!,' which is out now. Watch it here. Filmed at Mangle in London on September 16, 2016, the video is made from different fan recordings. (more...)

Tess Cacciatore Releases HOMELESS TO THE WHITE HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Tess Cacciatore, Author, Social Entrepreneur will appear on a variety of radio shows beginning with The Life Changes Network hosted by Filippo Voltaggio on October 24th, 2016 to discuss the importance of keeping centered in the midst of mayhem during this election cycle. (more...)

Scoop: BULL on CBS - Tuesday, October 25, 2016
by TV Scoop - Oct 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on BULL, airing on CBS on Tuesday, October 25, 2016! (more...)

Guest Blog: Iman Aoun On Theatre in Palestine and PLAYS OF LOVE AND WAR
by Guest Blogger: Iman Aoun - Oct 20, 2016

In 1991 I founded ASHTAR Theatre, the first theatre school for young people in Palestine. It was created at a time when Palestinian youth had lost their dreams, hopes and sight of their horizon. Theatre for us was one way to re-establish their self-confidence and to give them a clearer path in their lives. (more...)

BWW Review: FOX's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is an Underwhelming, Sanitized Disappointment
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 20, 2016

I am aware that what I am about to write is likely going to be a critical outlier, but I didn't hate FOX's television adaptation of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, which they clumsily subtitled LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN. Now, I didn't particularly like it either, but to be frank (pun intended), I was expecting it to be far, far worse. While I am not a ROCKY HORROR expert, there didn't appear to be any horrendous missteps in the broadcast, in fact there were moments, even entire scenes, that were passably entertaining. However, on the whole, the endeavor just kept bringing to mind one simple question; 'Why?' (more...)

The Workmen's Circle to Honor Activists Ethel Grodzins Romm & Joe Romm at 2016 Winter Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Workmen's Circle will honor Ethel Grodzins Romm, chair of the Lyceum Society of the New York Academy of Sciences, and her son, Joe Romm, renowned climate change advocate, at its Annual Winter Benefit on Thursday, December 1, 2016. (more...)

Daveed Diggs, Jenna Ushkowitz and More Sign on for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway announced today additional cast members, playwrights, and directors for its anticipated annual production at American Airlines Theater on November 14, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NOTES FROM THE FIELD's Anna Deavere Smith Meets The Press
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 20, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

United States Patent Office Issues Securus Technologies Five (5) Additional Patents for Law Enforcement and Corrections
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016


Jacob's Pillow Announces Largest Creative Development Residency Program to Date
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Strengthening its role as a center for artist research and development, Jacob's Pillow Dance announces an active, year-round season with its expanded 2016-2017 Creative Development Residency program. This season brings new additions to the program including two technical residencies, cross-genre collaborations, and invited audiences of college students, as well as a diverse roster of 10 artist residencies, the Pillow's largest residency season yet. (more...)

Guest Conductor Alan Pierson Leads SFCM New Music Ensemble in Works by Ted Hearne and Frederic Rzewski 11/4
by Ashlee Latimer - Oct 19, 2016

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) will host a special concert on November 4, featuring Alan Pierson, conductor of the acclaimed contemporary music group Alarm Will Sound, directing the SFCM New Music Ensemble in two politically charged works: Ted Hearne's Katrina Ballads and Frederic Rzewski's Coming Together. In a special appearance, activist and author Angela Davis will act as the narrator in Rzewski's Coming Together and facilitate a conversation at the end of the concert about the topics presented in the concert. (more...)

The Bessies Announce Recipients of the 2016 NY Dance and Performance Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced the complete list of the 2015-16 season award recipients tonight at the 32nd Annual Bessie Awards ceremony. Awards were presented in the categories of Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Music Composition/Sound Design, and Outstanding Visual Design, with additional awards presented for Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance. The full list of 2016 Bessie Award recipients follows. (more...)

LES TROYENS Premieres at Lyric on Sunday, November 13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

In a new production, Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the much-anticipated Midwest premiere of Les Troyens by French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz (1803-1869). Les Troyens opens Sunday, November 13, with only five performances throughDecember 3 at Lyric's Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Tickets are available at or at 312-827-5600. (more...)

Junior at Mount Holyoke College Launches New Library in Afghanistan
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Sajia Darwish is only a junior at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, yet she has accomplished more than most do in an entire lifetime. Though her home country is devastated by war, poverty, illiteracy, and extremism, dedication to Justice and progress through literacy gave her the courage to overcome innumerable societal obstacles and open Baale Parwaz Library (BPL) this summer in Kabul, Afghanistan. (more...)

Photo Flash: All-New Images from FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Not for very much longer! THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW debuts on FOX tomorrow night, October 20th! Today FOX has shared a new batch of images from the highly-anticipated production. Check them out below! (more...)

USF Hosts Book Talk with Author John Gehring
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The University of San Francisco's Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought will host a book talk featuring John Gehring, author, journalist, and Catholic program director at the advocacy group Faith in Public Life, on Thursday, October 27 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (more...)

Over 60 Broadway Stars Join's #UnitedFor Campaign to Support Hillary Clinton
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

In an email to members today, 'Modern Family' star Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced that more than 60 Broadway actors and actresses from five different Broadway shows including Beautiful, Book of Mormon, Fiddler on the Roof, Paramour and Waitress, have joined's #UnitedFor Campaign. (more...)

The Museum of Jewish Heritage Announces Winter Programming
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The November through January 1 programming schedule at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust has been announced. Highlights are: (more...)

VIDEO: Victoria Justice and Christina Milian Discuss FOX's ROCKY HORROR
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Victoria Justice and Christina Milian visited BUILD Series in New York City on October 18th to discuss their roles in FOX's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, airing tomorrow night, October 20th at 8 pm/ET. (more...)

The End is Near in Rivera's Apocalyptic MARISOL at Villanova Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Villanova Theatre welcomes back renowned Philadelphia theatre artist James Ijames to direct Jose Rivera'sMarisol. This fierce fantasia set in post-apocalyptic New York is a surreal and timely piece that has been dubbed an 'anti-apathy' play.In our modern world of political upheaval and existential doubt, Marisol inspires audiences to wake up and change the world around them, running November 8-20 at Villanova Theatre. (more...)

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominates Legendary Artist and Activist Joan Baez
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Legendary artist and activist, Joan Baez, has been nominated as part of the class of 2017 for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Baez's career has spanned over 50 years during which she unselfconsciously introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963, marched on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement with Martin Luther King, inspired Vaclav Havel to fight for a Czech Republic, and continues to this day to stand passionately on behalf of causes she embraces. She is the recipient of many honors including the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award and Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience award. Her early albums introduced songs, which found their way into the rock vernacular including “House Of the Rising Sun” (the Animals), “John Riley” (the Byrds), and “Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You” (Led Zeppelin).   (more...)

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