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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...)

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...)

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...)

ROUNDABOUT Announces 2017 SPRING GALA Will Honor FRANK LANGELLA
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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

Prolific Broadway Producer Norman Twain Dies at Age 85
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Norman Twain, a prolific Broadway producer during the decades of the 1960's and '70's, passed away on Saturday, August 6th following a brief illness. He was 85. (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 shakespearenj.org. (more...)

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