New CD OUT OF THE SHADOWS: REDISCOVERED AMERICAN ART SONGS Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

A century's worth of treasures emerge from the shadows of both memory and history in this new CD, OUT OF THE SHADOWS: REDISCOVERED AMERICAN ART SONGS. (more...)

Zita Harrison Pens INK - BENEATH THE STAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Zita Harrison's fictional novel, 'Ink - Beneath the Stain' is about the damaging effects of prejudice and discrimination, and the need, now more than ever, for acceptance and love. In the year 2016, the world remains firmly trapped in the clutches of bias, unable to accept differences, to live and let live. While the progress in technology, science, and society is mind boggling, the human brain has been unable to overcome the primitive instinct for survival at the cost of others. Today this instinct dictates that, in order to attain success in life, forms of our species that vary in appearance, ability, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender, political beliefs, and social status be put down, and kept down. From bullying and ostracism in schools to discrimination in society to hostility between countries, it's all about the need to establish oneself as stronger and more powerful. The effects of these are long lasting, if not permanent. The resulting population of twisted, angry people who are so caught up with indignities, real or imagined, that they cannot get past them to try to find any good in life, is global. They want to blame, to hurt, and to kill. Just look at the increasing number and frequency of headlines. Terrorism towards those of different beliefs: 'Truck rams Bastille Day crowd in Nice, France, killing at least 84' (Washington Post, Jul 15, 2016). Physical and psychological abuse of women in third world countries: 'Women murdered for 'honour', torched, maimed' (The Express Tribune, Jul 12, 2016). Mass shootings of both adults and children: 'Baton Rouge Shooting Jolts a Nation on Edge' (nytimes.com, July 17, 2016); 'Sandy Hook Elementary shooting leaves 28 dead, law enforcement sources say' (washingtonpost.com, Dec 14, 2012). These headlines are frightening enough individually, let alone together. Is there any doubt that we are, now more than ever, in the grip of a madness caused by prejudice, discrimination, and the need to survive? 'Real progress, to really make a world better than the one in neanderthal days, has to be in the form of acceptance and love. Believing in it, being mindful of it, and practicing it.' - Zita Harrison About the Author: 'Ink - Beneath the Stain' is Zita Harrison's first novel, and a product of who she is. She has lived in many different countries, loves to travel and experience different cultures, and feels very fortunate to be living in California, home to so many different ethnicities. Zita holds an M.A. in English Literature. For more information about 'Ink - Beneath the Stain,' please visit www.zitaharrison.com or contact Zita Harrison at 510-794-8691. (more...)

Hollins University Honors Winners of the Inaugural Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children's Literature
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Hollins University is proud to award the winners of the Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children's Literature with a medal ceremony during the 2016 Francelia Butler Children's Literature conference. (more...)

Media Alert: Kaspersky Lab Research Team to Participate in Reddit AMA on July 27, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

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Review Roundup: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with Jonathan Pryce
by Review Roundups - Jul 25, 2016

London's critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe, under the artistic direction of Emma Rice, will light up US stages and screens this summer and fall, with a three-city limited engagement of The Merchant of Venice, which will play limited engagements in New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago in July and August. Two-time Olivier- and Tony Award-winner Jonathan Prycestars as Shylock. The production is directed by Jonathan Munby. (more...)

LeEco: 'Letv Membership for Z-Generation' Brand Debuts Globally at SDCC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

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ILLUSION OF LIFE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Illusion of Life by Katarina Thomas brings us back to the gothic world of vampires replete with passion, sensuality, and that dark numbing air that permeates stories in this subgenre. (more...)

The Box Colony Theatre's IS THAT DANNY DEVITO? Heads to FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Written in the style of the absurdist comedies of Samuel Beckett, the new play Is That Danny DeVito? And Other Questions from West of the Hudson focuses on the psychological non-adventures of two over-educated but under-employed millennials as they wait for a perpetually delayed bus to deliver them from their New England campsite to their beloved Garden State. (more...)

TAM's BARBER OF SEVILLE Reminds of Beaumarchais' Modernity
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jul 24, 2016

The Theater at Monmouth's new production of Pierre de Beaumarchais' delightful, provocative 18th century comedy, The Barber of Seville, (in translation by Elizabeth Griffith) sparkles not only with saucy wit, but also with a striking modernity. The first play from the French master's Figaro trilogy is a comedy of manners about marriage with the underlying theme - embodied in the wily Figaro - of class conflict. And though the historical context is Enlightenment France, Rosine's quest for self-determination and love and Figaro's cheerfully impudent challenging of a hierarchical society ring with relevance. (more...)

U.S. Edition of Jaipur Literature Festival Heads to Boulder
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Rich with words and ideas, JLF@Boulder invites participants to join together in examining the depth and breadth of the human experience through the reflections and imaginations of more than 80 distinguished contemporary authors and speakers from around the world. In these critical times, the penetrating, intercultural dialogue exchanged at this festival of ideas speaks deeply to individuals and gives rise to the joy of community. (more...)

'BRIDGES' Tour Star Cole Burden to Join HIMSELF AND NORA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cole Burden (The Bridges of Madison County national tour, Les Miserables national tour) will join the cast of Himself and Nora, the new musical currently running at the Minetta Lane Theater, starting Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Cole will assume the role of 'Priest' and others. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents SOME OF A THOUSAND WORDS and ARIAS Company next week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2016 presents the second artistic collaboration of Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks with live music by string quartet Brooklyn Rider in Some of a Thousand Words, July 27-31. (more...)

ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (Abridged) - Opens at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company begins its 2016-2017 season with the hilarious "All The Great Books (abridged)" by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor playing July 22-August 13, 2016.  This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Associate, Jeremy Dubin and features Cincinnati Shakespeare Resident Ensemble members Miranda McGee, Justin McCombs and Geoffrey Barnes.  This hilarious recap of world Literature reunites the entire cast of last year's hit comedy "The Complete History of America (abridged)," which was also directed by Mr. Dubin. (more...)

Photo Flash: ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (Abridged) - Opens at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company begins its 2016-2017 season with the hilarious 'All The Great Books (abridged)' by ReEd Martin and Austin Tichenor playing July 22-August 13, 2016. This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Associate, Jeremy Dubin and features Cincinnati Shakespeare Resident Ensemble membersMiranda McGee, Justin McCombs and Geoffrey Barnes. This hilarious recap of world Literature reunites the entire cast of last year's hit comedy 'The Complete History of America (abridged),' which was also directed by Mr. Dubin. (more...)

Theatre Unleashed Brings New Edition of PASSAGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Coming off the recent success of The Devil's Bride and the acclaimed A Feast of Snacks at Hollywood Fringe, Theatre Unleashed is excited to bring back its original series Passages, running August 5-20 at The Belfry Stage in North Hollywood. (more...)

'Letv Membership for Z-Generation' Brand Debuts Globally at SDCC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

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THE MUSCLE IN QUESTION at FringeNYC this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The Muscle in Question is a full-length play in one act about how the concept of the human brain has an effect on a society's day to day well being, experience, and existence. The play follows a neurologist named Peter and his daughter Violet as they grieve the loss of Violet's mother and make discoveries about the brain as both a literal and figurative answer to some of life's questions. (more...)

VIDEO: The Viola Project Helps Empower Girls Through Shakespeare
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

A Chicago non-profit lets girls explore the works of William Shakespeare while using his classic texts to propel discussions of contemporary issues facing girls and women. (more...)

THE HATEFUL EIGHT, HAMLET and More Set for 2016 SEE IT BIG! at Moving Image
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

In what has now become an annual summer tradition, Museum of the Moving Image will present See It Big! The 70mm Show, a screening series featuring eight classic and contemporary films photographed in 70mm that will be projected in 70mm in the Museum's majestic Sumner M. Redstone Theater. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theatre Presents YOU NEVER CAN TELL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater's 25th anniversary season at the Bruns Amphitheater returns to the works of George Bernard Shaw with his sharply-observed take on feminism, class distinctions, and romance, You Never Can Tell, directed by Obie award-winner Lisa Peterson, from August 10 through September 4. For tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org? (more...)

Woodstock Fringe Special Event - SAMUEL BECKETT: TRAGICOMEDY AT ITS HEIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Please join Producing Artistic Director, Wallace Norman and the cast of the Woodstock Fringe production of HAPPY DAYS by Samuel Beckett on Saturday July 23 at 4pm at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum in The Phoebe and Belmont Towbin Wing for a lecture on the life and work of one of the greatest dramatists of the 20th Century.    (more...)

Irish Arts Center Announces Fall 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Today, Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, announces the lineup for its fall 2016 season, September 8 - December 17. IAC takes great pride in showcasing a broad range of some of Ireland's greatest artistic talent, in collaborating with American artists and arts institutions alike, and continuing to strengthen the transatlantic bonds of Irish-American culture. Featuring the works of several frequent IAC collaborators, including Paul Muldoon,Cassandra Wilson, Declan O'Rourke and Christine Tobin, as well as the premiere of several new works, the season epitomizes the dynamic vision IAC has for Irish culture in America at the outset of Ireland's centenary year of independence. (more...)

Students/Alumni Bring U-M to the 2016 Traverse City Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The 2016 festival, which will be held July 26-31, will feature faculty-taught workshops, short films by screenwriting students and a documentary by an alumna. U-M interns will assist with the events. (more...)

CHIPANDGUS: A COMEDY WITH BALLS! to Play FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Fat Knight Theatre is proud to present ChipandGus as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Playwright Paula Vogel Gives Writing Advice for DGF's Traveling Masters Program
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

Paula Vogel, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of How I Learned To Drive, The Baltimore Waltz, And Baby Makes Seven, and this year's Indecent, led a public workshop at the Minneapolis Playwrights' Center as part of The Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program. Scroll down for a clip! (more...)

Prospect Theatre Company to Premiere ARCHETYPE: July 27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, presentsARCHETYPE, a collection of six new mini-musicals, the culminating production of Prospect's 2016 Musical Theater Lab (the company's 10th lab production).  ARCHETYPE will play from July 27 - 31 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street @ 1st Ave., NYC). (more...)

BWW Review: OF MICE AND MEN Amazes at Monomoy
by Kristen Morale - Jul 21, 2016

Never having seen this on stage but having read the novella some time ago, at the time acknowledging it as one of the most memorable stories I have ever read, seeing Steinbeck's words and emotions transposed on stage by the Monomoy Theatre, bringing to the life this simultaneously sad and touchingly hopeful plot by such talented individuals, really made the impact of Of Mice and Men that much stronger. In my opinion, it enhances this plot to the extent of it being particularly memorable for some time to come for all who are fortunate enough to see this production. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alison J. Murphy and Mark Edward Lang in LUNT AND FONTANNE 'THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY'
by Kathy Strain - Jul 21, 2016

As the characters Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, Mark Edward Lang and Alison J. Murphy seem to be a perfect fit in the play about the famous Broadway actors. Lang and Murphy are married in real life and have been performing together for many years. Recently visiting San Antonio, Texas, BWW had a chance to sit down and chat with them about their roles and about the show LUNT AND FONTANNE 'THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY.' (more...)

City Theatre and Island City Stage to Present SHORTS GONE WILD 4: DECISION 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

City Theatre and Island City Stage are proud to present Shorts Gone Wild 4: Decision 2016 from August 4 - 28, 2016 at Island City Stage in Wilton Manors. (more...)

Tony Danza Heads to WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Maberry Theatricals will welcome Tony Danza on August 8 in White Rabbit Red Rabbit, the internationally-acclaimed play by Nassim Soleimanpour. (more...)

Masdar Institute Among Top 20 in 2016 US News and World Report's Best Arab Region Universities Rankings
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

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L. Ron Hubbard's BATTLEFIELD EARTH To Be Featured Title At Comic-Con 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 by L. Ron Hubbard-this summer's #1 science fiction book and audiobook in the US-will be a feature title at this year's Comic-Con International, it was announced by Terl, the alien security chief and central villain, who will be attending SDCC. This statement was confirmed by Galaxy Press President, John Goodwin. (more...)

Photo Flash: Daniel Portman & Lily Loveless in Rehearsal for THE COLLECTOR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Starring Daniel Portman (Podrick Payne, Game of Thrones) and Lily Loveless (Naomi, Skins), John Fowles' classic story of obsession comes to the Vaults Theatre in London this August in a brand new production directed by Joe Hufton (Associate Director, Alice's Adventures Underground; director, Secret Cinema's Dead Poets Society, Scarlett at Southwark Playhouse, Portia at Theatre503). (more...)

John Luther Adams, Carrie Brownstein, Bela Fleck, Steve Reich and More Set for Symphony Space in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Symphony Space, New York's "cultural town square" on the Upper West Side, is proud to announce its 38th season of innovative programming, running from September 2016 to June 2017. (more...)

Jesse Corbin and Kelly Strandemo Join LION, WITCH & WARDROBE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Off Broadway Family Theatre has announced new cast members for its long running production, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, which plays Saturdays at 11 AM at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, NYC. (more...)

Sydney Chamber Opera's New NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND to Premiere at Carriageworks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

This August, Carriageworks presents Sydney Chamber Opera's (SCO) new production of composer Jack Symonds's and librettist Pierce Wilcox's Notes from Underground. Directed by Patrick Nolan and designed by Genevieve Blanchett it will be presented over five nights on 13, 15, 17, 19 and 20 August. The last time the company presented this opera it was for their 2011 inaugural production at Sydney's Cellblock Theatre. This production established SCO as one of the most important and distinctive new voices in Australian opera. (more...)

Starz Greenlights Fourth and Final Season of BLACK SAILS
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Starz announced today that the fourth season of the Emmy¬ģ-winning Original series BLACK SAILS will bring fans to the heroic conclusion of the Treasure Island prequel. (more...)

ALL TOGETHER NOW at NYC Fringe Festival this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Ilana Simons is proud to present All Together Now as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

TWAIN v. CLEMENS to Launch Write Out Loud's 10th Season of Story Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Write Out Loud - an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading short stories aloud for a live audience - announces their 10th Season of Story Concerts. The Season begins on August 22nd with Twain v. Clemens, on the heels of Write Out Loud's annual TWAINFEST. (more...)

THE TAMING Continues Circle Theatre's Year of the Playwright For Its 35th Anniversary Season 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The fourth show of Circle's season is The Taming, Lauren Gunderson's all female "power-play". This raucous political comedy will have both parties laughing in the aisles. Hilarity ensues when two political opposites wake up and discover themselves locked in a hotel room with a beauty queen. Following her past Circle productions of Exit, Pursued By A Bear (2013) and I and You (2015), The Taming brings to the stage the startling humor and rich roles for women that Ms. Gunderson skillfully creates. (more...)

Paloma Shares New Poetry Collection
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Paloma delves into her personal journey, recounting experiences that capture her beliefs about love, nature and spirituality in her debut collection of poetry, 'Un Sólo Amor: Only One Love' (published by iUniverse). Each poem, originally written in Spanish, is paired with its English translation. (more...)

WICKED LIT 2016 Season Announced for the Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

From Beyond, Anansi and the Demons and The Shadowy Third, are the 28th, 29th and 30th  plays to receive their world premiere from Unbound Productions. Several of these plays have been produced by schools and theatre companies across the country and around the world including England, Scotland and Cameroon.October 1 - November 12, 2016, Limited engagement! (more...)

Announcing THREE New Play Commissions for Artists Rep's Table
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre has extended three play commissions, as part of the company's ambitious new play development program Table|Room|Stage (T|R|S), to Linda Alper, Larissa FastHorse and Andrea Stolowitz. (more...)

Kalayan Theatre Presents Ek Shaam Premchand Ke Naam, July 29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Kalayan Theatre Presents Ek Shaam Premchand Ke Naam, July 29-31, 2016. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery Unveils New Portrait of Publisher Baroness Gail Rebuck
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The National Portrait Gallery, London, has unveiled its most recent commissioned portrait, a painting of Baroness Gail Rebuck by the artist Jennifer McRae, it was announced today, Thursday 14 July 2016. It was commissioned by the Gallery with the support of J. P. Morgan through the Fund for New Commissions. (more...)

Cleveland Teens Create Original Play AWAKENING HEART as Part of CPT's STEP Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to present the return of CPT's celebrated Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP), Cleveland's longest-running arts and job training program for urban teens. STEP celebrates its 22nd year with the latest original play, Awakening Heart, on tour to Cleveland city parks from August 2-12. (more...)

Rhapsodes to Return to Edinburgh Fringe This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

From members of the Olivier Award-winning international smash hit Showstopper!: The Improvised Musical who have pioneered improvised theatre in the UK, Rhapsodes returns to the Edinburgh Fringe from 3rd - 14th August. (more...)

19th-Century Flower Garden Now Open at Bartram's Garden
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Visit Bartram's Garden (5400 Lindbergh Blvd.) this summer to see a new feature: the Ann Bartram Carr Garden, the only 19th-century flower garden in Philadelphia. (more...)

2016 Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair Set for Back Bay This October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The annual fall gathering for booklovers, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, will return to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston's beautiful Back Bay, October 28-30, 2016. (more...)

WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT Discussion on August 24th at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome producers Tom Kirdahy and Devlin Elliott for a discussion about the new off-Broadway sensation White Rabbit Red Rabbit. Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour will Skype into the conversation. The event, which is free to the public, will take place on Wednesday, August 24th at 5:00PM.  (more...)

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