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BWW TV: Laura Linney & Cynthia Nixon Get Ready for Their Broadway Role-Swap in THE LITTLE FOXES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 1, 2017

Two extraordinary actresses return to Manhattan Theatre Club in a vibrant new production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes. In a thrilling coup, MTC will present three-time Tony Award nominee Laura Linney (Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen) and Tony winner Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole, Wit), who will alternate playing the roles of Regina and Birdie, appearing opposite each other at each performance. Lillian Hellman's legendary play about greed and ambition is set in Alabama in 1900, and follows Regina Giddens and her ruthless clan, including her sister-in-law Birdie, as they clash in often brutal ways in an effort to strike the deal of their lives. Far from a sentimental look at a bygone era, the play has a surprisingly timely resonance with important issues facing our country today. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Rabbit Hole) will direct. (more...)

La Chiusa & Fitzhugh's LOS OTROS Sets Special Events for Spring Run at Everyman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

As previously announced, Everyman Theatre presents the Baltimore/DC Premiere of Los Otros, a timely new reworking of the musical from Tony Award nominees Michael John LaChiusa (music) and Ellen Fitzhugh (book and lyrics). Los Otros is currently in rehearsal and runs from March 22 through April 23, 2017. (more...)

FANCY Musical, Inspired by Reba McEntire, Gets NYC Lab
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Margot Astrachan and The Peccadillo Theater Company will present a developmental lab presentation of FANCY, a new musical, on Thursday, March 16 at 4PM and Friday March 17 at 11AM and 3PM at The Westside Theatre, downstairs (407 West 43rd Street). (more...)

The Post-Apocalyptic Wilderness was Never Funnier Than in Liz Duffy Adams' DOG ACT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Conversation Starters, Tampa Repertory Theatre and Creative Loafing's series of staged readings of new plays, continues with Dog Act, a post-apocalyptic vaudeville by Liz Duffy Adams.  The reading will take place on February 13that 7:30pm in the Creative Loafing Space, 1911 N. 13th Street, Tampa, Florida 33605.  There will be a discussion with the cast and director after the reading.  Patrons can purchase tickets at TampaRep.org/Dog or at the door on the night of the performance, starting at 6:30pm. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERGIRL on THE CW - Monday, February 13, 2017
by - Jan 31, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERGIRL, airing on THE CW on Monday, February 13, 2017! (more...)

Iama Theatre Company presents Workshop Production of THE HOUSE THAT JAKE BUILT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Continuing its commitment to bring new plays to Los Angeles, IAMA THEATRE COMPANY presents a workshop production of Jonathan Caren's new play THE HOUSE THAT JAKE BUILT, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (who most recently served as assistant director onBroadway's Dear Evan Hansen).  A work in progress by the writer of the Ovation Award-winning hit, The Recommendation (with IAMA Theatre Company), Mr. Caren's new play is about a young liberal couple that hires a Latino immigrant to help improve their property and what follows after will not only test the couples' morality, but also the very foundation on which their relationship is built.  (more...)

The Center for Jewish History Announces March and April 2017 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Highlights of the new season include new courses on Holocaust education and Spinoza's Ethics, a Passover workshop for all ages inspired by historical garments, a day of programs for and about Jewish children and the 20th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS at The Rose Theater Will Blow You Away!
by Christine Swerczek - Jan 27, 2017

Did the Big Bad Wolf really huff and puff and blow the houses down? Did he really eat those innocent little pigs? Was he really a big bad wolf? You be the jury. Listen to both sides of the story at the Rose Theater as they present THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERGIRL on THE CW - Monday, February 13, 2017
by - Jan 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERGIRL, airing on THE CW on Monday, February 13, 2017! (more...)

The League Of Professional Theatre Women Presents an Interview with Laura Linney
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The League of Professional Theatre Women,  is pleased that three-time Academy Award and three-time Tony Award nominee, LAURA LINNEY will sit down with JAMES NAUGHTON to discuss her extensive body of work in theatre, film and TV.  (more...)

Shirley MacLaine to Receive KCET Cinema Series Lumière Award
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

KCET announced today that legendary Academy Award® winning actress Shirley MacLaine (The Apartment, Terms of Endearment, The Turning Point) is set to receive the KCET Cinema Series Lumière Award at a special screening event for her new feature film THE LAST WORD (more...)

LPTW to Honor Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Liesl Tommy and More at 2017 Awards Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

On Friday, March 31, 2017, The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is pleased to recognize the talents of six outstanding women: Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Lilieana Blain-Cruz, Liesl Tommy, Jess Chayes and Emily Simoness. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Lise Bruneau
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 8, 2017

Today's subject Lise Bruneau is currently living her theatre life onstage at Arena Stage as Sara Müller in Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine. The production runs through March 5th. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Luthors' Episode of SUPERGIRL on The CW
by - Feb 7, 2017

On the next episode of SUPERGIRL on The CW titled "Luthors," after Metallo (guest star Frederick Schmidt) breaks out of prison and frees Lillian Luthor (guest star Brenda Strong), the police blame Lena (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS to Present World Premiere of Patsy Cline Documentary on PBS, 3/4
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Born Virginia Patterson Hensley in Winchester, Virginia, Patsy Cline defined modern country music by using her singular talent and heartwrenching emotional depth to break down barriers of gender, class and genre. In her music and her life, she set a standard of authenticity towards which artists still strive. (more...)

NATURE Five-Part Miniseries 'Spy in the Wild' Premieres on PBS
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Spy in the Wild, A NATURE Miniseries airs Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, and March 1, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). After each broadcast, that episode will be available for limited online streaming at pbs.org/nature. (more...)

ACLU of Florida Executive Director and More Set for 'GREAT SOCIETY' Panel Discussion at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The second season of Asolo Rep's IllumiNation Series continues on February 11 with a panel discussion, 'Creating Change, Counting Voices,' focusing on the theatre's current production of THE GREAT SOCIETY. (more...)

Colorado Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs announced the 2017-2018 season, which will feature technically-challenging classical ballets, innovative contemporary works and the 57th annual production of The Nutcracker. (more...)

BWW Review: Think Big with THE BIG BROADCAST ON EAST 53rd at the TBG Theatre
by Kristen Morale - Feb 5, 2017

In association with Playalinda Productions, playwright Dick Brukenfeld and Director Charles Maryan come together to present the World Premiere of The Big Broadcast on East 53rd, now in performances at the TBG Theatre (actually off of 36th Street), What I can only describe as one whirlwind of a show that manages to keep both one's physical and mental momentum moving, Broadcast is performed on a small stage on which actors with big talent, big presences and big personalities romp around as though it were a playground where the imagination runs rampant. (more...)

Anthony Biggs Steps Down As Artistic Director To Be Succeeded By Tom Littler
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

It was announced today that Anthony Biggs will step down as Artistic Director of leading Off West End venue Jermyn Street Theatre this summer to pursue new projects, after nearly five years in the post. His final production will be the UK Premiere of Maxim Gorky's The Last Ones, in a revised translation by Cathy Porter, which will play 6th June-1st July. (more...)

CANDIDE, PETER PAN and More Set for Music Theater Works' 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) will open its 2017 season with CANDIDE  (June 3-11), followed by GYPSY (August 19-27), DUKE ELLINGTON'S GREATEST HITS (October 6-15), and PETER PAN (December 23-January 1, 2018). (more...)

VIDEO: Paul Thomas Ryan Performs McCasland's THE FALLING MAN from THE BONE ORCHARD MONOLOGUES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Acclaimed playwright Steven Carl McCasland (Little Wars, What Was Lost, neat & tidy) has debuted his new online anthology of monologues,The Bone Orchard Monologues. (more...)

BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL's Dad's 'Homecoming' is Shocking in the Worst Ways
by Nicole Ackman - Feb 28, 2017

Jeremiah Danvers finally returns home, but he isn't the man he once was. Dean Cain and Helen Slater guest star in this episode as Alex and Kara's parents as the family is reunited for the first time in a decade and a half. Tension is created when Mon-El and Winn are skeptical about Jeremiah…and it turns out they're right to question his intentions. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: THE LITTLE FOXES' Laura Linney & Cynthia Nixon Meet the Press
by Walter McBride - Feb 28, 2017

Two extraordinary actresses return to Manhattan Theatre Club in a vibrant new production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes. In a thrilling coup, MTC will present three-time Tony Award nominee Laura Linney (Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen) and Tony winner Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole, Wit), who will alternate playing the roles of Regina and Birdie, appearing opposite each other at each performance. Lillian Hellman's legendary play about greed and ambition is set in Alabama in 1900, and follows Regina Giddens and her ruthless clan, including her sister-in-law Birdie, as they clash in often brutal ways in an effort to strike the deal of their lives. Far from a sentimental look at a bygone era, the play has a surprisingly timely resonance with important issues facing our country today. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Rabbit Hole) will direct. (more...)

Columbia Stages Presents Palina Jonsdottir's Production of BABETTE'S FEAST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Columbia Stages will present Pálína Jónsdóttir's (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2017) production of Babette's Feast. (more...)

2017 Bard Music Festival to Explore CHOPIN AND HIS WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Parisian culture, Polish politics, and the piano are the focus of this summer's annual Bard SummerScape festival, with seven weeks of music, opera, theater, dance, film, and cabaret keyed to the theme of the 28th Bard Music Festival, 'Chopin and His World.' (more...)

Liesl Tommy to Direct PASS OVER at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces acclaimed director Liesl Tommy, who received a Tony nomination for her direction of Eclipsed by Danai Gurira on Broadway, will direct Steppenwolf's world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu. The cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill and Cliff Chamberlain with one remaining role to be announced. (more...)

Colorado Ballet To Hold Two ATTITUDE ON SANTA FE Performances, 3/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

 Colorado Ballet will host two Attitude on Santa Fe performances featuring two new ballets choreographed and performed by Colorado Ballet Company dancers, and one ballet by an outside choreographer performed by the Colorado Ballet Studio Company on March 10 and 11 in the Black Box Theater at the Armstrong Center for Dance, 1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO.  (more...)

Blanka Zizka's ADAPT! Concludes The Wilma Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

It's the summer of 1977 and 22-year-old Lenka is fleeing authoritarian Czechoslovakia for the art and beauty of New York City. At the start of her journey, Lenka is confronted by an Old Woman from an extinct Slavic tribe who guides her through a dream-like world where the past and future meet and multiple realities collide. (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...)

BWW Interview: Tom Burch Talks THE CHILDREN'S HOUR at UNC CHARLOTTE
by Linda Ann Watt - Feb 20, 2017

When THE CHILDREN'S HOUR was written, the topic of lesbianism was taboo, and now society is shifting, understanding people's differences. (more...)

Stage and Screen Vet Anna Deavere Smith to Host Master Class with Orange County Students
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

As part of the school's Master Artist Series in celebration of its 30th anniversary, more than 590 student artists in grades seven through 12 will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop with one of the most important voices of theatre today. (more...)

BWW Review: UMPO MEAN GURLZ - Perfectly Wicked Entertainment!
by Gil Kaan - Feb 17, 2017

UMPO's continues its winning recipe for a raucous evening of laughs and musicality with its latest production THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF MEAN GURLZ. Take one part cult film favorite. Separate out the funny situations accenting them with witty, new lines. Add hit pop songs, repurposed to advance the original film plotline. And top it all off with a very talented, triple-threat cast. And what you have is a very tasty WOW! (more...)

Two-time Tony Winner Frank Galati Helms Asolo Rep's Production of THE LITTLE FOXES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Asolo Repertory Theatre continues its season with THE LITTLE FOXES,  acclaimed American playwright Lillian Hellman's captivating drama about the scheming Hubbard family and their insatiable lust for wealth. Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee Frank Galati, THE LITTLE FOXES previews March 15 and 16, opens March 17, and runs in rotating rep through April 15 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Dundalk Community Theatre Continues 2017 Season with I HATE HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Dundalk Community Theatre continues it 2017 season with the comedy 'I Hate Hamlet' from February 24th - March 5th.  The season will then close with 'Shrek:  The Musical'. DCT has something for everyone this year. Individual tickets are $23 for adults, $20 for senior adults and $15 for students/DCT Actors/Children 12 and under.  (more...)

A New Documentary Tells The Story Of The Only Issue Presidents Obama And Trump Agree On: Venezuela's Political Prisoner, Leopoldo L'pez Should Be Freed
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

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Artists Rep presents Horror Genre-Inspired Comedy FEATHERS AND TEETH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the Northwest Premiere of  FEATHERS AND TEETH by Charise Castro Smith, directed by Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez. Previews performances begin March 7, the play opens March 11 and runs through April 2 on the Morrison Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA Bursts onto the Marriott Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The global phenomenon seen by over 60 million people all around the world and one of Broadway's longest running hits, MAMMA MIA!, kicks off Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running February 8 through April 2, 2017 with a press opening on February 15 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

VIDEO: Tituss Burgess Gets His 'Lemonade' On to Announce Season 3 of UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Netflix is finally spilling the tea...Lemonade-style. The acclaimed series UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT returns with a third season on Netflix around the world on Friday, May 19! (more...)

The Elephant Theatre Company presents GOD'S WAITING ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Elephant Theatre Company presents Robert Austin Rossi's heartfelt World Premiere dramaGod's Waiting Room where prejudices collide with the past and present in issues of sexuality, religion, intolerance and love. Renowned Los Angeles theatre Director, David Fofi directs this award-winning cast. LA stage veterans Kathleen Garrett stars along with Jeremy Glazer, Mark Adair-Rios, Randy Vasquez and Charlie Pacello. (more...)

BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL Defends Lena While National City Attacks the 'Luthors'
by Nicole Ackman - Feb 13, 2017

In this episode, we finally find out if Lena Luthor is innocent or a pawn of CADMUS once and for all. Lena learns a shocking truth about her past, Lillian Luthor goes to trial for her crimes, and Kara defends her friend to everyone else. Plus, we almost got a resolution to that tension between Kara and Mon-El that's been going on for so long… (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Asolo Rep will host Inside Asolo Rep: BORN YESTERDAY and THE LITTLE FOXES on Thursday, February 23 at 11am, with refreshments at 10am. This special behind-the-scenes panel will spotlight Asolo Rep's productions of Garson Kanin's classic American comedy BORN YESTERDAY (February 8 - April 15) and Lillian Hellman's gripping drama THE LITTLE FOXES  (March 15 - April 15).  The panel will feature BORN YESTERDAY director Peter Amster, THE LITTLE FOXES director and two-time Tony® winner Frank Galati, Tracy Michelle Arnold (Regina Giddens, THE LITTLE FOXES), and Christina DeCicco (Billie Dawn, BORN YESTERDAY). This insightful discussion will be helmed by Asolo Rep Dramaturg and Casting Associate Lauryn E. Sasso.  (more...)

Firebrand Theatre Announces Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to announce its inaugural season, featuring two fully-produced musicals. Firebrand's 2017-18 season kicks off this fall with the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, a rock musical based on the true-life story of accused axe-murdereress Lizzie Borden. Directed by Victoria Bussert with music direction by Andra Velis-Simon, LIZZIE features music and lyrics by Steven Cheslik-deMayer, Alan Stevens Hewitt and Tim Maner and book by Tim Maner. (more...)

BWW Review: A Masterful WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena Stage
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 12, 2017

Lillian Hellman's 1941 play WATCH ON THE RHINE isn't often produced, but it's certainly a relevant one in today's troubling times. As directed in the round by Jackie Maxwell at Arena Stage, it's probably one of the best examples of a scintillating, well-written script being brought to the stage by a uniformly excellent cast. The end result is a must-see production for the serious theatergoer. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage Opens Suspenseful, Starry Production of WATCH ON THE RHINE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Arena Stage announces full casting for Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine, winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. Four-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Marsha Mason, known for her performances in the films Cinderella Liberty, The Goodbye Girl, Chapter Two and Only When I Laugh, stars as Fanny Farrelly under esteemed director Jackie Maxwell, former artistic director of Canada's Shaw Festival. Set in Washington, D.C. on the brink of U.S. involvement in World War II, Hellman's suspenseful drama was hailed by the Chicago Tribune as "dramatically gripping and genuinely moving." Watch on the Rhine runs February 3-March 5, 2017 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

BWW Interview: Author Jacqueline T. Lynch Talks About ANN BLYTH ACTRESS, SINGER, STAR
by Don Grigware - Feb 10, 2017

Author Jacqueline T. Lynch has just published Comedy and Tragedy on the Mountain about the Mt. Tom Playhouse in Holyoke, Massachusetts. She interviewed me about three years ago, since I was born and raised in Holyoke and ... since I spent my childhood watching the Valley Players at Mt. Tom. The Players were my mentors for my odyssey through the acting world. It's a fascinating book. Lynch has also written the only biography in existence of movie and musical star Ann Blyth. In the following interview she talks about both books and her life as a writer. (more...)

Rarely Seen Animal Behavior Captured in SPY IN THE WILD, a NATURE Miniseries Coming to PBS
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

In the most innovative production Nature has ever presented, this five-part series employs more than 30 animatronic spy cameras disguised as animals to secretly record behavior in the wild. (more...)

BWW Review: BODYTRAFFIC Merging the Past and Future of Great American Dance at The Joyce Theater
by Amber Adams - Feb 1, 2017

With the provocative and brilliant guidance of choreographer, Arthur Pita, the subculture of Chicago in the 1960s was reborn. "Hooka Tooka Soda Cracker" with painting turtles and paint brushes in the mouth in place of cigarettes created an essence of sexual symbolism and a starburst for the soul. (more...)

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY Presents NY Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT, 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY presents the New York Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10010 (25th Street between 3rd & Lexington Aves). Performances are just under an hour and run Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm from February 2-11, 2017. Tickets are priced $28, $25, $20 and are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/967659, Box office phone: 212-352-3101 or toll free 866-811-4111, M - F 9am - 9pm, Sa/Su: 10 am - 6pm, Walk up hours: Tue - Sat, Noon - 6pm, open 2 hours prior and ½ hour after curtain on all performance days. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces 2017 - 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Palm Beach Dramaworks Producing Artistic Director William Hayes announced today that the 2017-2018 season will include two world premieres and three classic plays. The season gets underway at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre on Friday evening, October 20, with Lillian Hellman's masterpiece, The Little Foxes (1939), in which a greedy, merciless Southern family will stop at nothing to get what they want. Up next on December 8 is the premiere of Billy and Me by Terry Teachout (author of Satchmo at the Waldorf), a play that speculates on the tempestuous friendship between playwrights Tennessee Williams and William Inge. (more...)

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