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Pre-Sale Starts Tomorrow for MTC's THE LITTLE FOXES with Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Tickets for Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, directed by Daniel Sullivan, are available to purchase exclusively to American Express Card Members tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1 at 10AM. (more...)

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale Receives $500,000 Legacy Gift from Conni Gordon, Pioneering Art Educator and World War II Veteran
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

A military veteran who served with the U.S. Marine Corps Special Services during World War II, Miami resident Conni Gordon is also a world-famous art educator recognized since 1980 in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most prolific art teacher in the world. (more...)

Asolo Rep Receives $70,000 Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly announces that it is the recipient of a $70,000 Arts Appreciation Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation. (more...)

¬"Family History Today¬" to Include Free Events for Genealogists of All Levels
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Center for Jewish History invites people of all backgrounds to explore their roots at the landmark Ackman and Ziff Family Genealogy Institute. (more...)

Tony Winner Bill T. Jones to Speak at New Jersey City University
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

New Jersey City University (NJCU) presents an evening with Tony Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones as he reflects on his illustrious life in the arts. (more...)

VUTheatre's A SHAYNA MAIDEL explores impact of Holocaust on family
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 26, 2016

VUTheatre, in partnership with the Vanderbilt University Holocaust Lecture Series, presents the emotional drama, A Shayna Maidel, opening November 4 at Neely Auditorium on the Nashville campus.   (more...)

Carolee Carmello and Joseph Melendez Join LaChiusa's LOS OTROS Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Everyman Theatre has announced that Carolee Carmello and Joseph Melendez will be featured in the workshop of Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh's intimate musical Los Otros. The workshop examines the revised book and score of the musical, which was originally commissioned by the Center Theatre Group and premiered at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. (more...)

THIRTEEN's Nature to Present 'The Story of Cats' This November on PBS
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The Story of Cats airs Wednesdays, November 2 and 9, 2016 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). After the broadcast, the episode will be available for limited online streaming at pbs.org/nature. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE, Beginning Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

MCC Theater presents the thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: UNNECESSARY FARCE at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Countless laughs! Playhouse on Park's Mainstage series continues with Unnecessary Farce, written by West Hartford native Paul Slade Smith. Opening night is Friday, November 4, at 8:00pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception starting at 7pm.   (more...)

VIDEO: Kristen Gehling performs McCasland's ALICE PAUL for Election Day
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

In honor of this historic Presidential race, McCasland recently debuted a piece inspired by the life of suffragette Alice Paul. Just in time for Election Day, actress Kristen Gehling has brought the monologue to life. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Philadelphia (more...)

Photo Flash: The Wooster Group's Elizabeth LeCompte Receives 23rd Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

On Thursday, November 3, Elizabeth LeCompte, experimental theater and media pioneer, and founding member and director of the internationally acclaimed theater company The Wooster Group, was awarded the 23rd annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize at a packed house at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Cast Announced for Connecticut Premiere of UNNECESSARY FARCE at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! Playhouse on Park's Mainstage series continues with Unnecessary Farce, written by West Hartford native Paul Slade Smith. Opening night is Today, November 4, at 8:00pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception from 7pm-8pm.   (more...)

The Shubert Organization Sues to Recover Tiffany Fixture Stolen in '76 Broadway Heist
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Shubert Organization is seeking damages over a recently unearthed Tiffany lighting fixture that was stolen from the Belasco Theater in a still-unsolved 1976 heist.   (more...)

Election Day Voting Leave: Not Up for Debate Thanks to HR 360
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

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Election Day Voting Leave: Not Up for Debate Thanks to HR 360
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

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The Wooster Group Founder Receives 2016 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Gish Prize Trust recently announced that Elizabeth LeCompte, founding member and director of the internationally acclaimed experimental theater company The Wooster Group, has been selected to receive the 23rd annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at Wagnalls Community Theater Presents SHREK THE MUSICAL
by Jerri Shafer - Nov 3, 2016

Make room for ogre-sized family fun as the greatest fairy tale never told comes to life in a whole new way in this breathtaking Broadway musical adaptation of the hit movie Shrek! (more...)

THE TALL GIRLS to Take the Court at Shattered Globe This Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Shattered Globe Theatre will continue its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of Meg Miroshnik's drama THE TALL GIRLS, an ensemble piece about five young women in the 1930s rural Midwest who discover a way to escape their crumbling town - by playing basketball. (more...)

BWW Recap: Supergirl Overcomes 'Medusa' in the First Part of the Four Part Crossover
by Nicole Ackman - Nov 29, 2016

This week's episode of Supergirl was the first part of the four part crossover series with The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. The Danvers family Thanksgiving is interrupted by Cadmus releasing a virus called Medusa on National City. Meanwhile, Alex struggles to come out to her mother (guest star and former Supergirl herself, Helen Slater) and Kara fights the idea that Mon-El has feelings for her. (more...)

Scholastic Announces 39 Kid Reporters Chosen for 2016-17 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at MCC's RIDE THE CYCLONE!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

MCC Theater presents the thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. With book, music and lyrics by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell, Ride the Cyclone had its celebrated U.S. premiere in 2015 at Chicago Shakespeare Theater under the direction and choreography of Rachel Rockwell, who returns for the MCC production. (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future', 12/27
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

American Masters -- Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) in the series' Season 30 finale, premiering nationwide Tuesday, December 27 (more...)

BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL and Friends Reach 'The Darkest Place' Yet This Season
by Nicole Ackman - Nov 21, 2016

Undoubtedly, SUPERGIRL has gotten darker since its switch this season to the CW. And this episode, with the fight between J'onn and M'Gann, the Guardian being framed for murders he didn't commit, and Kara and Mon-El being kidnapped by Cadmus definitely proved it. But there's more than one romance blooming in National City¬Ö (more...)

United Solo Concludes Its 7th Season in New York
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

More than one hundred solo performers, festival supporters, special guests, and members of the theatre community took part in the United Solo Closing Gala. (more...)

CAUTIONARY TALES FOR DAUGHTERS Coming to Jermyn Street Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Following its hugely acclaimed premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, Cautionary Tales for Daughters brings its "razor-sharp satirical song writing"  (The Stage) and "gut-punching" (The Times) lyricism to Jermyn Street Theatre this January. (more...)

Local One IATSE Donates $875,000 to The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The Actors Fund has announced that the membership of Local One of the IATSE, Theatrical Stagehands of New York City and the oldest entertainment Union in the United States, approved a five-year financial commitment of $875,000. The donation will support the programs and services of The Actors Fund. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces 2016-17 Actors Arena Workshops, Discussions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Arena Stage announces the 2016/17 programming for Actors Arena, a membership-based forum for professional D.C.-area actors. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Opens Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 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, opens tonight, November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Center for Jewish History to Showcase Young Jewish American Composers in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

A concert of new classical works by young Jewish American composers will explore how Jewish history and identity informs new works of art music today, November 2 at 7 p.m. at The Center for Jewish History. (more...)

BWW Review: No Humbug Here - Trinity Rep's Spirited CHRISTMAS CAROL Rings in the Season
by Veronica Bruscini - Nov 17, 2016

Every year, Trinity Repertory Company adds a new spin to its beloved adaptation of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL. This year's production is no exception; in fact, the 2016 Christmas Carol is one of Trinity's most unique and intriguing Yuletide offerings to date. (more...)

Actor's Express to Present Bone-Chilling Production of THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Actor's Express stages Arthur Miller's Tony award-winning play The Crucible January 21 - February 19, 2017. (more...)

SIGD: AN ETHIOPIAN JEWISH CELEBRATION Slated for The Center for Jewish History
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Sigd: An Ethiopian Jewish Celebration, an evening of holiday music, rituals and artifacts from the American Association for Ethiopian Jews collection, is slated for Sunday, December 18 at 5:00 p.m. at The Center for Jewish History. (more...)

Center for Jewish History Celebrates Book Launch of The Forward's HAVE I GOT A STORY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The Forward's published fiction is an artistic trove. For every Isaac Bashevis Singer ¬Ė who contributed to the Forward for over 50 years ¬Ė several important writers, many of them women, remained untranslated and unknown. Now, in ¬ďHave I Got a Story for You: More Than a Century of Fiction from the Forward,¬Ē 42 Yiddish-language stories are translated for the first time. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith and Amanda Ripley Set for Live-Streamed, Post-Show Talk at NOTES FROM THE FIELD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Second Stage Theatre will host a special post-performance conversation between Anna Deavere Smith and The Atlantic journalist and New York Times bestselling author, Amanda Ripley, one of the interview subjects Ms. Smith portrays in her acclaimed new work, NOTES FROM THE FIELD. (more...)

BWW Review: THE OLDEST PROFESSION at Hanover Little Theatre
by Christy Brooks - Nov 14, 2016

When one arrives at the historical building that is home to Hanover Little Theatre, you are greeted with down-home hospitality. Knowing that the theatre has served its community for 68 years is just impressive. Their current production of Paula Vogel's THE OLDEST PROFESSION, validates their longevity of commitment to the performing arts. (more...)

Out At the Archives looks at LGBTQ Veterans
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

On Monday, November 14 at 7 pm, in honor of Veterans Day, Lambda Archives will present our next installment of Out At the Archives in conjunction with Diversionary Theatre's Open Monday series. (more...)

Colorado Ballet Adds Additional THE LITTLE MERMAID Dates, 4/2/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

 Colorado Ballet added an additional performance of its season closer The Little Mermaid due to the large number of tickets that have already been sold.  The additional performance will take place at 6:30 p.m. on April 2, 2017 at the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL to Play Roanoke Children's Theatre for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

This holiday season, Roanoke Children's Theatre brings a fantastical, magical, musical adventure to the stage with SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL. (more...)

The Wooster Group's THE TOWN HALL AFFAIR Coming to Z Space
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Z Space and piece by piece productions will present The Town Hall Affair at Z Space, April 6-16, 2017. Press opening is Saturday, April 8 at 8pm. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Concludes Season with 'Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future', 12/27
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

American Masters Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) in the series' Season 30 finale, premiering nationwide Tuesday, December 27 (more...)

The Collective in Association with Jermyn Street Theatre Present the UK Premiere of the Twentieth Century Way
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Los Angeles 1914 - a place where modern world reality meets 19th Century bigotry.  A time when law enforcement agencies are on a collision course with the clandestine and illicit gay community. (more...)

Lillian Hellman's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR at The Gamm
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Children's Hour, Lillian Hellman's startingly relevant Depression-era play  opens at The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) on January 12. Director Rachel Walshe (Grizzly Mama, Marie Antoinette) directs a cast of Gamm veteran actors and newcomers, including local high school students, in an emotional journey exploring the power of a lie and the nature of public shaming. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters to Premiere 'By Sidney Lumet', 1/3
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Prolific and versatile filmmaker Sidney Lumet (1924-2011) made 44 films in 50 years, earning the Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievement after four Oscar nominations. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marty Allen Brings HELLO DERE To Boca Black Box
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 5, 2016

Remember in the golden era of live night club shows when the star of the show had a great opening act?  A Boca Raton audience got a double dose of entertainment last night as legendary actor, comedian, (and if you didn't know it WW ll hero) Marty Allen brought his show to the Boca Black Box.  In true show biz tradition the audience was warmed up, or more accurately put thrilled and fired up by the exciting vocalist pianist, and songwriter, Karon Kate Backwell.  She possesses all the excitement and talents of a Wayne Newton, Jerry Lee Lewis and Celine Dion. The audience gave her a standing ovation and so did her husband of 31 years Marty Allen.   (more...)

Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park to Present AN OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS and A BREAKTHROUGH FAMILY CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents two Christmas productions: 'An Old Fashioned Christmas' (December 9-12) and 'A Breakthrough Family Christmas' (December 16-19). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Buckle Up! MCC's RIDE THE CYCLONE Celebrates Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 2, 2016

The New York City premiere of MCC Theater's new musical Ride the Cyclone, the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater, began previews on November 9, 2016 at the Lucille Lortel Theater and opened just last night November 30.  (more...)

BWW Review: Teen Angels Compete For A Second Chance in RIDE THE CYCLONE
by Michael Dale - Dec 1, 2016

For a musical about the accidental death of six teenagers and a contest to select just one of them to return to life, Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond's Ride the Cyclone, mounted by MCC after development in Canadian cabarets and a successful Chicago run, is curiously lacking in any kind of emotion or tension. (more...)

MCC Theater Extends RIDE THE CYCLONE Due To Popular Demand ¬Ė Now Through December 29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) has announced a two-week extension - now through December 29, 2016 - for the New York City premiere of MCC Theater's new musical Ride the Cyclone, the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

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