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Cast Announced for Raven Theatre's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 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...)

'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 http://NewAppleBookAwards.com. '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: http://getBook.at/aCow Author website: http://www.Lolitacummingscarson.com Twitter: @LolitaCCarson Lolita Cummings Carson is available for public appearances, signings, interviews and blog tours. US Contact: Lcummin2@emich.edu New Apple Contact Information New Apple Literary Services newapple@newappleliterary.com http://www.newappleliterary.com (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 9/25/2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

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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 Dims Marquees Tonight in Memory of Iconic Playwright Edward Albee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

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

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

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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...)

Onassis Cultural Center New York Presents ONASSIS SYMPOSIUM 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The Onassis Cultural Center New York presents its second annual Onassis Symposium, a timely conversation exploring The Role of the Artist in Society today. An internationally distinguished panel from diverse creative and intellectual disciplines will share their ideas about the contributions artists make to larger societal issues and how artists' insights and works create both a current commentary and a lasting legacy. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

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Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, The Lab, and GTI in association with MIE, Present POLITICS, REVOLUTION, & ART
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (The Lab), and theGlobal Theater Initiative (GTI), in association with the Middle East Institute's Arts and Culture Program (MEI), present Politics, Revolution, and Art: A Theatrical Symposium on Saturday, November 5, 2016. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/02/2016
by BWW - Oct 2, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

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

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Jonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

A third audience engagement event has been added to the list of special events surrounding Raven Theatre's production of Red Velvet, which details the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. (more...)

MOANA, ZOOTOPIA Among Nominees for 44th Annual Annie Awards; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 44th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year's best in the field of animation. For a complete list of nominations, please visit www.annieawards.org. (more...)

Two Great Shows at Raven This Holiday Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Is your family more the historical drama - backstage intrigue type -- or the modern British classic type? (more...)

Murder, Intrigue... REAR WINDOW Eyes 2017 Debut on the Great White Way
by Jessica Khan - Nov 2, 2016

REAR WINDOW, adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin, and directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, played for Connecticut audiences at Hartford Stage last fall, led by screen star Kevin Bacon. Now the show is eyeing a 2017 bow on Broadway, according to The New York Times. (more...)

Jonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

A third audience engagement event has been added to the list of special events surrounding Raven Theatre's production of Red Velvet, which details the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. (more...)

1st Stage Presents Lisa Kron's Riveting Play WELL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

"This play is not about my mother and me," begins the character, Lisa. But, of course, it is about her mother, and her mother's extraordinary ability to heal a changing neighborhood, despite her inability to heal herself. Lisa Kron's "theatrical exploration of a universal experience" spans from her childhood in an integrating neighborhood in Lansing, Michigan to her stay at an allergy unit in Chicago when she was 19; exploring the interaction between those two stories of healing. This compelling exploration spins out of control into riotously funny and unexpected territory as Lisa takes the audience on a journey to discover why some people are sick and some people are well and the lengths to which we will go to understand each other.  (more...)

Agatha Christie's THE UNEXPECTED GUEST Comes to The Community House
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house, only to find he's stumbled upon the scene of a murder. When the dead man's wife confesses to the crime, the stranger agrees to provide her with an alibi. But who is he really protecting? Audiences will be mystified as a Pandora's Box of loves and hates, suspicions and intrigues is opened on stage. Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest will run for 8 shows only from March 31 - April at Stage 284 at The Community House. (more...)

Ally Theatre Company Kicks Off First Season with MIZ WASHINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

When the Mother of America stands trial, will anyone emerge innocent? Ally Theatre Company-DC's newest theatre company dedicated to art that's designed to engage audiences through acknowledging and confronting systemic oppression in America-kicks off its inaugural season with the regional premiere of James Ijames' The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington. (more...)

EDM Superstar Producer Savant Releases First Ever Film Score for THE BLACK ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

He's already been nominated for a Grammy Award in his home country of Norway, has had both singles and albums scale the iTunes and Billboard charts, and has been called by none other than deadmau5 “the change that electronic dance music needs.” (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Albert Jones and More in RED VELVET, Helmed by Stafford Arima at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

In-demand director Stafford Arima (Broadway's Allegiance, Off Broadway's Altar Boyz, West End's Ragtime) returns to the Globe, following Allegiance and Ace, to helm the award-winning drama, which runs now through April 30, 2017 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage of the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is tonight, March 30, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for RED VELVET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

???????The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. In-demand director Stafford Arima (Broadway's Allegiance, Off Broadway's Altar Boyz, West End's Ragtime) returns to the Globe, following Allegiance and Ace, to helm the award-winning drama, which runs March 25 - April 30, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: WELL at 1st Stage
by Jenny Minich - Mar 27, 2017

Why are some people well and others unwell? Playwright Lisa Kron's Well, asks the hard questions. In this s-called 'multi-character theatrical exploration,' Kron (Adurey Bertaux) is the star in her play-within-a-play chronicling her real-life experiences growing up in Lansing, Michigan in the 1960s. (more...)

BY THE BOOK to Open O.W.I.'s Second Saturday Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

O.W.I. (Bureau of Theatre), a resident company at the Boston Center for the Arts, begins its second Spring/Summer season of play readings at the Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lisa Kron's WELL at 1st Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

"This play is not about my mother and me," begins the character, Lisa. But, of course, it is about her mother, and her mother's extraordinary ability to heal a changing neighborhood, despite her inability to heal herself. The 1st Stage production of Well by Lisa Kron features Laura Artesi, Audrey Bertaux, Edward Christian, Marquis D. Gibson, Lolita Marie, and Elizabeth Pierotti. Michael Bloom directs the production at 1st Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Contemporary Ballet Choreographer Cherylyn Lavagnino To Present GENDER SHIFTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Cherylyn Lavagnino, Artistic Director of Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance, will present a new, combination choreographic work, "Gender Shifts," at 92Y's DIG DANCE Moving Forward: Women Ballet Choreographers East and West, on Friday, April 28 at 8pm, in the historic Buttenwieser Hall. Five female East/West choreographers will come together that evening to present a singular program of new dances and revivals.  (more...)

Albert Jones to Lead RED VELVET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. (more...)

Stafford Arima Named Artistic Director of Theatre Calgary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Theatre Calgary's Board of Directors have announced Stafford Arima as the new Artistic Director of Theatre Calgary. Mr. Arima becomes the 12th Artistic Director in the theatre's 49-year history. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of RED VELVET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Old Globe presents Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. In-demand director Stafford Arima (Broadway's Allegiance, Off Broadway's Altar Boyz, West End's Ragtime) returns to the Globe, following Allegiance and Ace, to helm the award-winning drama, which runs March 25 - April 30, 2017 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage of the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, March 30 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast and creative team below! (more...)

Tom Holland, Lucas Hedges Among BAFTA's 2017 Rising Star Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

BAFTA has unveiled this year's selection of its EE Rising Star Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by upcoming actors, and is the only award voted for solely by the public. (more...)

Gender, Race, and Society Take Center Stage in Theater at Monmouth's 2017 Power, Passion, and Privilege Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

 This summer, Theater at Monmouth encourages you to "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none" (All's Well That Ends Well). The plays of Season 48 explore the role of power, passion, and privilege in families, friendships, society, and politics. Through classic Shakespearean thrillers, contemporary romances, and fantastical flights of fantasy, the dynamics of gender, race, and society take center stage in 2017.  (more...)

Deidre Goodwin, Kevin Duda and More to Host Audition Master Classes at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, continues its Studio Series with four Monday night classes on Audition prep for Actors Singers and Dancers. (more...)

RED VELVET, COPENHAGEN and More Set for Lantern Theater Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Lantern Theater Company announces its upcoming 2017/18 season, which will include an ambitious and eclectic mix of classical, contemporary, and new work for the stage. (more...)

freeFall Theatre Company presents Florida Regional Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

freeFall Theatre Company presents the Florida regional premiere of RED VELVET by Lolita Chakrabarti. RED VELVET plays freeFall February 25 through March 26. Jose Rufino (freeFall's RIP.TIED and MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM) returns to St. Petersburg as Ira Aldridge. The play also features Joe Lauck (freeFall's hit premiere THE BUFFALO KINGS), Britta Ollmann, Megan Therese Rippey, Edward French, Douglas Hall, Amy Dawn Rufino and Matt Lunsford. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alan Cumming Receives PETA's Humanitarian Award at Valentine's Day Bash
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Just days after calling on the controversial Miami Seaquarium to free the marine park's lone orca, Lolita, big-hearted Tony Award winner Alan Cumming was recognized with PETA's Humanitarian Award during a special Valentine's Day bash in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday. He also performed two songs for the crowd, including the Cabaret classic 'Mein Herr.' Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

THE LION IN WINTER, Based on Goldman Play, Gets New 4K Restoration at Film Forum
by Movies News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

THE LION IN WINTER (1968), Anthony Harvey's multiple-Oscar-winning adaptation of the play by James Goldman, starring Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn, and with the film debuts of both Anthony Hopkins and Timothy Dalton, will run at Film Forum in a new 4K restoration, from Friday, December 16 through Tuesday, December 27. (more...)

BWW Review: OH BABY, I'M A WILD ONE Offers a Deeply Cynical View of Contemporary Morality at the Alexander Upstairs
by David Fick - Dec 14, 2016

Louis Viljoen's OH BABY, I'M A WILD ONE is a character study of a first-year teacher trying to sift through the psychological debris that a confluence of key events has bulldozed into her life. It is theatre that offers some food for thought about how society constructs morality and how individuals seem geared to deconstruct and contravene those norms. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
by Review Roundups - Apr 6, 2017

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo return to the West End to star in the darkly comic masterpiece, Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? which opened at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on March 24.  (more...)

92Y's DIG DANCE Moving Forward Presents GENDER SHIFTS, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Cherylyn Lavagnino, Artistic Director of Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance, will present a new, combination choreographic work, “Gender Shifts,” at 92Y's DIG DANCE Moving Forward: Women Ballet Choreographers East and West, on Friday, April 28 at 8pm, in the historic Buttenwieser Hall. Five female East/West choreographers will come together that evening to present a singular program of new dances and revivals. *Program below. (more...)

Summer Stages Maine: A Sampling of Best Picks
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Apr 20, 2017

There are plenty of reasons to make Maine your summer destination: the breathtaking coastline, beautiful beaches, pristine trails to hike, waterways to sail, and wildlife to observe. But Maine also has a long history of being home to respected summer theatres, and in recent seasons the wealth of performance offerings has not only increased in number, but also in quality. Maine can proudly say that it boasts some of the finest regional theatre companies in the country. Here are my editorial picks among the many possibilities for theatre-lovers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars of MADAM SECRETARY and More Stop by CHURCH & STATE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

A slew of stars attended CHURCH & STATE Off-Broadway on Saturday night, including Kevin Rahm (Madam Secretary), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Lolita Foster (Orange is the New Black) and TV producer Barbara Hall (Madam Secretary). Scroll down for a photo of them with the cast! (more...)

Freeform Announces Programming for Weekend-Long Funday Event
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Need ideas for your summer bucket list? Invite your bestie over to gather ideas from your favorite wacky, unpredictable characters during the network's “Funday” weekend programming event starting SATURDAY, APRIL 22, and continuing through SUNDAY, APRIL 23. (more...)

Mikel Murfi Returns to Tricycle Theatre with THE MAN IN THE WOMAN'S SHOES and I HEAR YOU AND REJOICE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

This June, Mikel Murfi returns to the Tricycle following the sell-out success of The Man in The Woman's Shoes in 2016 to present a further run of the production alongside his new one-man show and companion piece I Hear You and Rejoice. (more...)

San Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

San Francisco Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has announced its 2017-18 Season program and schedule. This summer, SF Ballet will return to Festival Napa Valley for one performance only on Friday, July 21, 2017, accompanied by members of the SF Ballet Orchestra. In addition, this October, the Company will once again participate in World Ballet Day LIVE, a day-long streaming event (details to be announced). (more...)

Aaron Posner & Teller Return to Chicago Shakespeare with MACBETH for 2017-18 Season; Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces nine productions of the 2017/18 Season-which will engage audiences with timeless stories in transformational settings. The season also marks the introduction of the Theater's new and innovative third performance venue, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Additional productions are to be announced this summer. (more...)

2017 Old Fitz Season Adds SLUT After Festival Fatale Sell-Out
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Edgeware Forum and Rue De La Rocket in association with Red Line Productions present SLUT by Patricia Cornelius at The Old Fitz Theatre from 13-24 June. (more...)

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