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Photo Flash: New Jersey Shakespeare Theatre Presents RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

This month, New Jersey Shakespeare Theatre presents RED VELVET. (more...)

'A Cow Needs A Tail For More Than One Summer' Wins Apple Indie Book Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

'A Cow Needs a Tail For More Than One Summer: Life Lessons From Mom' by Lolita Cummings Carson chosen as Medalist Winner in the General Nonfiction category of the 2015 New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing. Book Synopsis 'A Cow Needs A Tail For More Than One Summer' is a fantastically funny collection of stories from the author's childhood, each revolving around a saying used by Cummings Carson's mother (as a rebuke, usually). This book started out as a gift from Cummings Carson to her mother, but quickly turned into an honest and hilarious look at the parent-child relationship. Cummings Carson gives us a look into family life: a mother's wisdom, a child's rebellious spirit, and the full-circle effect that comes with growing into parenthood yourself. About the Author Lolita Cummings Carson, an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), earned a bachelor's degree in Communications from Western Michigan University and a master's degree in Communications from Eastern Michigan University. She is a sought after thought leader who connects serious social issues with the hilarious sayings in her book. Such topics cross all generations and audiences and include corporate social responsibility, effective parenting, financial literacy, healthy and peaceful living, personal responsibility and accountability, thoughtful decision-making, learning from mistakes, and more! When not writing, teaching or leading, Cummings Carson can be found biking or working out with her husband, Lamar Carson. Together, they are the parents of four grown children: Briana Hendrix, Jerry Hendrix II, Domonique Carson, and Daniel Carson. About The New Apple Book Awards The Annual New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing was established to honor the creative achievements of the unsung books fighting for their place within the digital publishing world. Any English language book published within the last three years, currently available for sale by an independent author or small press that met the Awards' guidelines was eligible for entry. One book was chosen in each category as the Medalist Winner receiving the highest honors. In addition, the judges were permitted to choose up to three Official Selections for category distinction. Contact Information 'A Cow Needs a Tail For More Than One Summer: Life Lessons From Mom' is available in Paperback and eBook on Amazon. To find out more about the New Apple Book Awards, visit 'A Cow Needs a Tail For More Than One Summer: Life Lessons From Mom' Author: Lolita Cummings Carson Publishing House: Blooming Twig Books ISBN-10: 1613431074 Amazon: Author website: Twitter: @LolitaCCarson Lolita Cummings Carson is available for public appearances, signings, interviews and blog tours. US Contact: New Apple Contact Information New Apple Literary Services (more...)

James Vincent Meredith, Henry Godinez and Susan Padveen to Headline RED VELVET Post-Show Discussions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Three of Chicago's leading theater artists - actor James Vincent Meredith, and director/educators Henry Godinez of Northwestern University and Susan Padveen of Columbia College will appear following performances of the play detailing the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. The three each have a unique and personal connection to the play's themes.  (more...)

BWW Review: BROWNSVILLE SONG (B-SIDE FOR TRAY) Sounds a Call for Justice and Healing at Theatre Alliance
by Derek Schwabe - Sep 22, 2016

'He was not.' A grieving grandmother repeatedly belts that powerful phrase across the audience from the opening scene of 'Brownsville Song (b-side for tray)'-an emphatic repudiation of the 10 second newsflash that has gutted the soul out of her dead grandson, Tray (Sideeq Heard). Another young, black life cut short on the jagged streets of Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood--same old story that flashes across TV screens and dots the local section of newspapers every day. But he, she insists, was not. Was not what? The phrase is never fully finished, but as 'Brownsville Song' plays on, you find yourself wondering less about what Tray wasn't, and reveling more in what he was. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Marquees in Memory of Iconic Playwright Edward Albee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in Edward Albee's honor on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

RED VELVET at STNJ is Brilliant and Important Theatre
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 15, 2016

'Red Velvet,' is now onstage at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey through September 25th. This important and brilliant piece of theatre is written by Lolita Chakrabarti, directed by Bonnie Monte and features a stellar cast. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) announces the 2017 Spring Gala will honor legendary four?time Tony winning stage and film actor Frank Langella with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre on Monday, February 27, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria (301 Park Avenue, NYC). (more...)

Women in Theatre and Screen Announces Programming for Australia's First Women's Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Women in Theatre and Screen (WITS) is thrilled to reveal Festival Fatale's inaugural program on 22 August, 7pm at Cake Wines, hosted by Variety Fair. Six staged productions, four play readings and 11 cabaret acts will be announced, making up a twoday theatre festival celebrating female-driven theatre works on 29 and 30 October at the Eternity Playhouse. (more...)

Emmy Award-Winning Composer Lolita Ritmanis and Miriam Cutler to Present Berklee College of Music Scholarship
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

 Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) the global leader in music rights management is proud to announce that BMI Vice President of Film, TV & Visual Media Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, composers Lolita Ritmanis, and Miriam Cutler will present its annual music scholarship at Berklee College of Music on November 14. The BMI sponsored scholarship will go to a film scoring student selected by the department on the basis of their demonstrated musical ability and potential for career success in film scoring. The scholarship presentation will include a luncheon for special guests and members of the media. (more...)

Puppet Takeover at 32nd HELEN HAYES AWARDS
by Roger Catlin - May 24, 2016

Constellation Theatre's adult puppet musical Avenue Q swept the 32nd annual Helen Hayes Awards honoring professional theater in Washington, D.C., on Monday with seven awards including outstanding musical. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the winners of the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees and winners! (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Derek Jacobi
by Marianka Swain - May 19, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's ROMEO AND JULIET is now playing at the Garrick Theatre, with press night on May 25 and a cinema broadcast on July 7. Joining Richard Madden and Lily James as the titular lovers is revered actor Derek Jacobi as Mercutio. The production is co-directed by Branagh and Rob Ashford, with the broadcast directed by Benjamin Caron. (more...)

BWW Review: Questions of Gender, Identity and Politics fill Keegan Theatre's AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER
by Benjamin Tomchik - May 12, 2016

The absurdity of political scandals, gender identity and self-expectations are fully explored in Keegan Theatre's superbly acted An American Daughter. (more...)

NBC Primetime Schedule, 3/7 - 4/3
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE (as of : 3/7/2016 ) Monday March 7, 2016 - Sunday April 3, 2016 (more...)

STNJ Education Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary This Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's acclaimed touring company for young audiences enters its 20th season in 2016. Since 1997, Shakespeare LIVE! has presented more than 1,700 performances to more than 600,000 students at more than 850 schools and performing arts centers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, traveling as far south as North Carolina and as far north as Maine. (more...)

freeFall Sets 2016-17 Season: ASSASSINS, END OF THE RAINBOW & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

From the first black actor to play Othello on the London stage to an icon of fantasy inspired by a family friend of the author who wouldn't grow up, our 2016/2017 season is peopled by history makers. Some you already know, some you think you know, and a few you've probably never met. A few happened upon notoriety by chance, others fought unbelievable odds to leave their mark on the world, and some committed unspeakable acts to be remembered. Take a seat, and experience everything on offer at Tampa Bay's most award-winning professional theatre. (more...)

Pinter's BETRAYAL, NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES & More Set for Raven Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

For its 2016-17 season, the 33-year-old Raven Theatre Company will again bring new plays and playwrights to Chicago audiences along with revivals of classic and lesser-known works by masters of modern drama. Michael Menendian, producing artistic director, today announced a lineup that includes the early Tennessee Williams play Not About Nightingales and Pinter'sBetrayal as well as the Midwest premieres of Richard Greenberg's recent Broadway hit The Assembled Parties and Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti, one of the U.K.'s most acclaimed new playwrights, and the world premiere of Sycamore - a drama of contemporary family life set in the Midwest by New York-based playwright Sarah Sander. (more...)

Junction Theatre to Present West Coast Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The Junction Theatre will present the West Coast Premiere of RED VELVET, a critically acclaimed play written by Lolita Chakrabarti, directed by Benjamin Pohlmeier, to be presented at Atwater Playhouse, 3191 Castitas Avenue, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90039, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m., March 26 - April 30, 2016. Tickets can be purchased by calling Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 at 1-800-838-3006, or online at General Admission is $25 per person; Students, Seniors and Veterans are $20 per person; and Groups of 10 or more $15 per person. To learn more, please visit and (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image to Host Theo Angelopoulos Retrospective in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Greece's most prominent film director of the post-1968 era, Theo Angelopoulos (1935–2012) was a master cinema stylist. His investigations into history and politics, tyranny and resistance, and spiritual anomie and emotional devastation place him on equal footing with filmmakers like Andrei Tarkovsky, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Wim Wenders. Today, at a time when Greece has struggled with impending economic collapse, and as the country's refugee crisis has worsened, with displaced populations fleeing war in the Middle East and massing on its borders, the themes of Angelopoulos's cinema are pressing once again. Museum of the Moving Image will present Eternity and History: The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos, a complete retrospective of the director's career—the first in the United States in 25 years—from July 8 through 24, 2016. The retrospective will also be presented at the Harvard Film Archive in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from July 15 through August 22. The presentation of the retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image was made possible with support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce. (more...)

Raven Theatre Extends 'DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Direct from Death Row The Scottsboro Boys (An Evening of Vaudeville and Sorrow), which on Monday, June 6 was honored for 'Outstanding Ensemble' at the annual Jeff Awards (Non-Equity Branch), has extended its previously announced remount by one week, with a new closing date of August 27, 2016. The entire Jeff award-winning all-African-American cast of the production will return for the run from July 21 through August 27, 2016. (more...)

THE FATHER's Frank Langella Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Frank Langella has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his role as Andre in THE FATHER. (more...)

Grand Performances to Kick Off 30th Season in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

?Amidst the bustling traffic of The Broad and MOCA Grand lies a summer urban oasis of music, dance, multimedia, and spoken word where shows are always free and open to the public. Hailed as the "Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series," Grand Performances returns this June for its 30th Anniversary season with an international and local lineup of artists that reflect the diversity and cultural depth of Los Angeles. (more...)

Hollywood Fringe Encore! Producers' Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Encore! Producers' Awards returns for the seventh year with extended runs of the best of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, running July 8 through August 20, 2016 at ten Hollywood venues. Produced by Combined Artform, this year's extensions feature an exciting selection of exceptional ensemble and solo work at Actors Company, Asylum @ Studio C, Asylum @ McCadden Place Theatre, Asylum @ 6470, Lounge Theatre, Los Angeles LGBT Center, The MET Theatre, Sacred Fools Theatre, The Complex and Three Clubs. With multiple shows per venue each weekend and the special deals and gatherings at Three Clubs bar, the action-packed atmosphere of the Hollywood Fringe Festival vibe will continue through August. (more...)

Cast Announced for Raven Theatre's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Michael Menendian, Producing Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, has announced casting for the company's upcoming production of Red Velvet, by Lolita Chakrabarti. (more...)

Walking Shadow Theatre Company Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

From an enigmatic fishing cabin, through the gardens of Versailles, to the most prestigious stage in England, Walking Shadow's twelfth season explodes the ideas of true love, the hidden costs of complacency, and the hazards of social change. (more...)

Speakers Announced for SCOTTSBORO BOYS Events
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Cook County State's Attorney candidate Kim Foxx, Executive Director of the Cook County Justice Advisory Council Lanetta Haynes Turner, Chicago Sun-Times theatre critic Hedy Weiss, Juvenile Justice Initiative Executive Director Elizabeth Clarke and Mothers Against Wrongful Convictions CEO Veronica Williams will lead a series of post-show discussions following performances of the award-winning Direct from Death Row The Scottsboro Boys in its encore engagement at Raven Theatre this summer. In announcing the lineup today, Raven Theatre Company Producing Artistic Director Michael Menendian said 'we are so honored to welcome these guests who can share with our audiences their expert perspectives on contemporary justice issues, along with Hedy Weiss, who was a champion of the play and its importance when we first produced it last fall. While this play concerns a landmark civil rights case from the 1930s, recent events are leading us all to ask how we can complete the journey to a more just society. Ms. Foxx, Ms. Turner, Ms. Clarke and Ms. Williams, who are all on the front lines of this issue, are certain to provide insights on where we stand and where we have yet to go in order to achieve full justice for all.' (more...)

Writer, Director & Producer Judd Apatow Honored with Just For Laughs 2016 Generation Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Writer, director and producer Judd Apatow is to be honoured with the 2016 Generation Award at the Just For Laughs Awards presented by Air Canada. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Sets Lend Us Your Ears Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is proud to announce this year's exciting lineup of play titles for their Lend Us Your Ears Reading Series which offers audiences the opportunity to join Shakespeare Theatre directors, actors, and artistic staff as they explore diverse and compelling plays. The script-in-hand readings by members of The Shakespeare Theatre's esteemed company of actors are followed by a talk-back discussion with the director and cast, a chance for the audience to provide feedback and discuss the play's potential for future production. Readings will take place on July 18th and September 19th at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Gamut Theatre's Harrisburg Shakespeare Company to Stage RED VELVET This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Gamut Theatre Group's Harrisburg Shakespeare Company (HSC) opens Lolita Chakrabarti's RED VELVET on January 23, 2016 on the Select Medical Mainstage at the New Gamut Theatre located at 15 N. 4th Street in downtown Harrisburg. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's RED VELVET at the Garrick
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's RED VELVET just released behind-the-scenes pictures today! The production, which originally premiered at the Tricycle Theatre in 2012 before transferring to St Ann's Warehouse in New York in 2014, is the third play in the inaugural Plays at the Garrick season and will play at the Garrick Theatre from 23 January until 27 February 2016. RED VELVET is written by Lolita Chakrabarti with direction by Indhu Rubasingham and stars Adrian Lester as Ira Aldridge. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Morgan James Publishing Releases New Thriller
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Morgan James Publishing's ( new release, Defying Death in Hagerstown by John Paul Carinci, captures readers' attention as they find the killer of a 90-year-old unsolved triple murder case. (more...)

Carlos Ugarriza, Raúl Naranjo y Pablo Ceresuela se unen a la gira de THE BODYGUARD en UK
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jan 11, 2016

Los tres actores españoles se unen a la produccion de la gira britanica de THE BODYGUARD que comenzara en el Hippodrome de Bristol el proximo 13 de enero. (more...)

Flash Sales Platform VIPme Ready to Dazzle in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2016


DON'T MISS: This Week's TOP 10 New London Shows
by marianka swain - Feb 8, 2016

Don't miss: This week's Top 10 new London shows (more...)

BWW Review: A Stunning RED VELVET at Gamut Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 6, 2016

Clark Nicholson directs a visually stunning, perfectly cast production of Lolita Chakrabarti's play about the first great black Shakespearian actor (more...)

BWW Review: RED VELVET, Garrick Theatre, February 2 2016
by Gary Naylor - Feb 4, 2016

Gary Naylor sees the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's production of Red Velvet raise questions about ethnicity and art that resonate through the generations. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, named "Company of the Year" in 2014 by the Wall Street Journal which also described the Theatre as "one of America's half-dozen leading classical repertory companies,"proudly announces an ambitious 2016 Season of classic treasures and exceptional new work inspired by historic events and historic figures.  Featuring works by Shakespeare, Noel Coward, Eugene Ionesco, Lolita Chakrabarti, Dylan Thomas, along with a trio of writers in Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield, the Theatre's line-up demonstrates an unwavering dedication to classic tales that inspire our present lives as well as future visions of the world. (more...)

BACK THE NIGHT to Open This Week at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) production of BACK THE NIGHT opens this week. (more...)

World Premiere Adaptation of FALLING OUT OF TIME to Play Theater J
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

? The world premiere adaptation of the 2014 Israeli novel, Falling Out of Time, written by esteemed Israeli author David Grossman, plays at Theater J March 17 through April 17, 2016. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WEST SIDE STORY and More Among 2016 Helen Hayes Award Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the nominees for the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Broadway and Film Producer Norman Twain Passes Away at 85
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

NORMAN TWAIN, 85, a prominent theatrical producer in New York and California in the 1960's and 1970's who later became a successful and award-winning film producer, died Saturday morning, August 6th, after a brief illness. (more...)

Desi Moreno-Penson's BEIGE Wins Arizona Theatre Company's 21st Annual National Latino Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Desi Moreno-Penson's Beige has been named the winner of Arizona Theatre Company's 2016 National Latino Playwriting Award, and the recipient of the $1000 prize.  (more...)

N.J. Premiere of RED VELVET at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) is proud to present the New Jersey premiere of British playwright Lolita Chakrabarti's multi-award-winning play, Red Velvet. Performances begin September 7 and continue through September 25 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or going online at (more...)

Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance to Perform 2016 Season at NYU/Tisch, 6/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance will return this spring with new choreography and repertory for a two-night run at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, Jack Crystal Theater, June 2-3 at 7:30pm. The production will feature Veiled, a new contemporary ballet for seven women inspired by Martin Bresnick's Prayers Remain Forever. Veiled will be one of three works presented each evening. (more...)

Theatre Y to Stage New Adaptation of 3 SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Theatre Y presents '3 SISTERS' a world premiere adaptation by Earl H.E. Hill, Dan Christmann & Andrej Visky, at Humility Gallery, 564 W 18th St, Chicago, on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 7pm. 3 SISTERS, directed by Andrej Visky, and featuring Melissa Lorraine, Katie Stimpson and Kevlyn Hayes, begins previews on April 25 with a press opening on April 27, and will run every night until May 2nd, and every Friday and Saturday following until closing night on June 11. For more information, visit (more...)

Martin's 'PICASSO,' Morisseau's SKELETON CREW & More Set for The Old Globe's 2016-17 Season; Plus Previously Announced OCTOBER SKY!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Old Globe today shared its 2016-2017 Season, including world and West Coast premieres, second looks, comic favorites, plays with music, classics-and, of course, Shakespeare and the Mean Old Grinch return again too! (more...)

AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER to Continue The Keegan Theatre's Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Keegan Theatre continues its spring season with the opening of Wendy Wasserstein's AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER on May 7, 2016. (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance Returning to NYU/Tisch in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

? Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance will return this spring with new choreography and repertory for a two-night run at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, Jack Crystal Theater, June 2-3 at 7:30pm. The production will feature Veiled, a new contemporary ballet for seven women inspired by Martin Bresnick's Prayers Remain Forever. Veiled will be one of three works presented each evening. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Continue Season with West Coast Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse continues its thirteenth Mainstage season with the West Coast premiere of Lolita Chakrabarti's biographical play Red Velvet, directed by Margo Hall. (more...)

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