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National Theatre ( Washington, DC)
1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004

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Based on the play What Every Woman Knows by J.M. Barrie

A turn-of-the-century Scottish spinster named Maggie Wylie whose family makes a deal with a young man to pay for his education if he agrees to marry Maggie.



Two River Theater Announces the Lineup of Artists for AN EVENING ON THE MUSICAL FRONTIER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Two River Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces An Evening on the Musical Frontier, a benefit performance featuring songs from musicals in development at Two River. Alec Baldwin is the Honorary Event Chair for the one-night special event on Friday, May 12, which will begin with a cocktail reception at 6pm. (more...)

Initial Casting Revealed for Milwaukee Rep's 2017-18 Season, Featuring Dael Orlandersmith, OUR TOWN & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 2017/18 Season is filled with timeless classics, award-winning contemporary works and full-scale musicals spanning 13 productions in four theaters. While casting is heavily underway for all shows, here is a first glimpse into what audiences can look forward to next season.  Complete casting and creative teams to be announced soon. (more...)

Photo Flash: Playhouse on Park's THE LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Playhouse on Park presents Arlene Hutton's The Last Train To Nibroc, running April 26-May 14. (more...)

BWW Review: MR. BURNS – A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY at Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
by Barry Lenny - Apr 28, 2017

Mr. Burns - A Post-Electric Play is a trip into surrealism, a walk on the wildly bizarre side. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sir Matthew Bourne Receives Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Services to the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

This afternoon, Friday 28 April 2017, Sir Matthew Bourne was presented with the Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Services to the Arts by Graham Watts OBE, Chairman, Dance Section of Critics' Circle & National Dance Awards, at a luncheon held at the National Liberal Club. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Leave It Inside' Episode of ABC's GREY'S ANATOMY
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

On the next episode of GREY'S ANATOMY titled 'Leave It Inside', April and Andrew consult with a fiery patient who has a giant, inoperable heart tumor. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 4/28 - MAGIC MIKE LIVE and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 4/28 - MAGIC MIKE LIVE and More! (more...)

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY 'Worms' its Way Into Our Hearts and Tear Ducts
by Lauren Gienow - Apr 28, 2017

Last night's episode of GREY'S ANATOMY, entitled 'Don't Stop Me Now' did not disappoint. The Meredith/Riggs/Maggie story took a giant step forward when Maggie finally learned that Meredith and Riggs are a thing. Richard and Catherine finally buried the hatchet; Alex's patient, Veronica (who we first met earlier this season) returned to have her baby; and a super lovey dovey young couple named Mary and Dennis first disgusted us with their pet names for each other…and then really disgusted us with the worms that were breeding inside Mary. This episode brought the laughs, the tears, the unique medical storylines….And some super gross worms. What else could a GREY'S fan ask for??? (more...)

BWW Review: Mustard Seed Theatre's Bittersweet DANCING AT LUGHNASA
by Chris Gibson - Apr 27, 2017

Parts of playwright Brian Friel's DANCING AT LUGHNASA are joyous, and some are unsettling, mainly because we come to care so much about the Mundy family that inhabits it. I personally found it fascinating and disturbing at the same time. It's that dichotomy that drives the action, and it provides no easy answers for the viewer. I actually like that aspect. Because life isn't a bed of roses for most of us, instead it's a journey where obstacles pop up, sometimes unexpectedly, forcing us to constantly adapt and change, or risk being steamrolled by circumstance. Mustard Seed Theatre is presenting this engrossing play as they close their tenth season, and it's a production well worth your time and attention. Go see it! (more...)

Immersive DOWNTOWN ABBEY Exhibition to Launch Worldwide This June
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

NBCUniversal International Studios and Imagine Exhibitions will launch 'Downton Abbey: The Exhibition' beginning at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of McCoy-Rigby's WEST SIDE STORY At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Apr 27, 2017

Powerful, poignant and timely as ever, LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT presented the fourth show of its 2016-2017 season, the most acclaimed musical of all time, WEST SIDE STORY, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein with musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by John Todd and directed by Ovation award-winner Richard Israel. (more...)

New York City Divorce Lawyer Newman Hits Best Seller w/1st Book: Soon To Be Ex
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

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Gelsey Kirkland Ballet Presents RUSSIAN TREASURES, 5/18-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Recently, the esteemed Gelsey Kirkland Ballet has become the headquarters for lesser known pieces from some of the greatest Russian choreographers of all time. Continuing this tradition, Gelsey Kirkland Ballet announced today the next program of its 2016/2017 season will be Russian Treasures... (more...)

Chicago Theatre Workshop presents Regional Premiere of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Chicago Theatre Workshop, in association with Fletcher Jones Volkswagen, is proud to announce the regional premiere of Little Miss Sunshine, May 11 - June 4, at The Edge Theatre, 5451 N. Broadway. Little Miss Sunshine, music and lyrics by James Lapine and book by William Finn, is directed and choreographed by Maggie Portman and music directed by Nick Sula.  Previews are Thursday, May 11 and Friday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 13 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 14 at 3 p.m. Opening Night is Sunday, May 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for previews and $32.50 - $42.50 for the regular run. Tickets are on sale now at www.chicagotheatreworkshop.org or by calling 773.999.9541. (more...)

A Film Celebration of James Caan Opens 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

For two glittering weekends at the end of May, the world turns its attention to the movie event of the year: TheCaan Film Festival at Museum of the Moving Image. In celebration of the Bronx-born, Sunnyside-raised, and Sanford Meisner-instructed actor, the film series revisits twelve of James Caan's greatest performances, from May 19 through 28, with nearly all films presented in 35mm. The films feature performances for such great directors as Francis Ford Coppola, Howard Hawks, Michael Mann, Sam Peckinpah, Mark Rydell, Norman Jewison, Wes Anderson, and James Gray. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ivan Hernandez Joins A CHORUS LINE at the Muny
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Ivan Hernandez has joined the cast of A CHORUS LINE, running at The Muny July 29-August 4. Hernandez will play Zach, joining previously announced: Caley Crawford (Bebe), Rick Faugno (Al), Hannah Florence (Diana), Jolina Javier (Connie), Madison Johnson (Kristine), Sean Jones (Mike), Evan Kinnane (Bobby), Sarah Meahl (Val), Matt Meigs (Larry), Ian Paget (Paul), Justin Prescott (Don), Drew Redington (Mark), Kiira Schmidt (Judy), Bronwyn Tarboton (Maggie), Sharrod Williams (Richie) and Victor Wisehart (Greg) join the previously announced Bianca Marroquin (Cassie) and Megan Sikora (Sheila).??????? (more...)

Joshua Bell, Renee Fleming & Pilobolus to Launch 10th Annual World Science Festival in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The World Science Festival will culminate its groundbreaking first decade by bringing science to the crossroads of the world, Times Square, and to locations across New York City's five boroughs, with more than 50 events, May 30 - June 4, 2017. (more...)

Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Lifeline Theatre to Present HER MAJESTY'S WILL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Lifeline Theatre presents the world premiere of Her Majesty's Will, adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff Awards: New Adaptation, The Island of Dr. Moreau and Neverwhere), and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Chris Hainsworth, based on the 2013 novel by Chicago-based author/actor/fight choreographer (and Rogers Park resident) David Blixt, who will design the violence for the production. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Gelsey Kirkland Ballet Presents RUSSIAN TREASURES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Recently, the esteemed Gelsey Kirkland Ballet has become the headquarters for lesser known pieces from some of the greatest Russian choreographers of all time. Continuing this tradition, Gelsey Kirkland Ballet announced today the next program of its 2016/2017 season will be Russian Treasures featuring Marius Petipa's hilarious one-act comedy Cavalry Halt, as well as pieces by Leonid Yakobson, Leonid Lavrovsky, and Kasyan Goleizovsky. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre Opens its Doors to THE SPITFIRE GRILL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre opens its doors to THE SPITFIRE GRILL, A Musical, an honest, emotional musical about a young woman with an uncertain past. Filled with inspirational melodies and an engaging score, this heartwarming tale of fortitude and redemption offers an abundance of joy and goodwill. (more...)

Philly POPS Offers Free Tickets for MEMORIAL SALUTE Concert, 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Philly POPS announced today that Memorial Salute — Philadelphia's only concert in honor of Memorial Day — returns to the Mann Center on May 27, 2017 and the public may sign-up for FREE tickets. (more...)

Steven Shainberg's RUPTURE Opens Theatrically Nationwide & On VOD 4/28
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Award-winning, iconoclastic writer/director Steven Shainberg builds upon the S&M roots of his indie film sensation, 2002's extraordinary kink masterpiece SECRETARY with the disturbing sci-fi and horror storytelling of his new film, RUPTURE. (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

BWW Review: EVERY PIECE OF ME: Irish Family Drama at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 25, 2017

Boston Playwrights' Theatre closes season with EVERY PIECE OF ME, a drama about a family in Ireland whose daughter is coming home after nearly five years living in America. Her departure was marked by high dudgeon, but she is returning with hopes of reconciliation. Will they let her in? (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with John Boyega, Sarah Greene and More for WOYZECK at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The multi-award winning Jack Thorne breathes new life into Woyzeck, directed by Joe Murphy. One of the most influential plays ever written, Thorne creates for our time what Buchner intended for his: an unforgettable howl of rage. The production begins previews 15 May for a 23 May 2017 opening at The Old Vic. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Alex is Kidnapped on Next Episode of SUPERGIRL
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

On the next episode of SUPERGIRL titled 'Alex', Alex (Chyler Leigh) is kidnapped and the kidnapper threatens to kill her unless Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) releases a notorious criminal from prison. (more...)

Stages Repertory Theatre Presents LUNA GALE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Stages Repertory Theatre presents the regional premiere of award-winning playwright Rebecca Gilman's Luna Gale, a powerful family drama about a burned-out social worker who faces an increasingly complex moral dilemma as she tries to determine the best home for an at-risk infant.  (more...)

The Wilbury Group to Close 2016-17 Season with SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Wilbury Group closes its 2016/17 season with the multiple Tony Award-winning rock musical with Spring Awakening. (more...)

Scoop: DESIGNATED SURVIVOR on ABC - Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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Get all the scoop on DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, airing on ABC on Wednesday, May 10, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC - Thursday, May 11, 2017
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Get all the scoop on GREY'S ANATOMY, airing on ABC on Thursday, May 11, 2017! (more...)

Join The Charitable Sisters As They Start Their Good Works In May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

No flood will keep the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood from fulfilling their sworn mission of providing relief to the homeless of Guatemala! The pastor's wife, a mother of nine, the local Yankee, a new-to-town Georgian, and a mysterious stranger all meet in the basement of the Second Trinity Victory Church to sort a monstrously large pile of donated goods while slinging quips and unravelling a mystery. This delightful comedy is a loving tribute to the power of sisterhood. (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 8th Annual Orpheum Theatre High School Musical Theatre Awards; Ceremony Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

On Thursday, May 25 at 7pm, students and supporters from 35 participating schools across the Mid-South will gather at the Orpheum Theatre for the 8th Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards, sponsored in part by Sedgwick, Memphis Audio, and Dean Film & Video.  Modeled after the Tony® Awards, the High School Musical Theatre Awards recognize achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre. (more...)

Scoop: GOTHAM on FOX - Monday, April 24, 2017
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Get all the scoop on GOTHAM, airing on FOX on Monday, April 24, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: THE DONNER PARTY, A NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL, Premieres at Sacramento Theatre Company
by Courtney Symes - Apr 23, 2017

Growing up in Northern California, it is impossible not to hear about the Donner Party, the group of 87 pioneers who tried to cross the Sierra Nevada mountains in the winter of 1846. Unfortunately, the name has become synonymous with cannibalism. After being trapped in an early winter storm at Truckee (now Donner) Lake, members of the party were forced to eat their dead in order to survive. In the horror that the imagery generates, it is difficult to remember that these were very real, living, breathing people who had dreams of providing a better life for themselves and their families. The Donner Party, A New American Musical, tells the story of 16 of those pioneers. Commissioned by Sacramento Theatre Company and written by Margaret Rose with music by Eric Rockwell, this is the musical's world premiere right here in Sacramento. (more...)

Photo Flash: La Mirada Stages Timeless Classic WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Powerful, poignant and timely as ever, LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fourth show of its 2016-2017 season, the most acclaimed musical of all time, WEST SIDE STORY, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein with musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by John Todd and directed by Ovation award-winner Richard Israel. (more...)

THE LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC Schedules Special Tuesday Matinee May 9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Arlene Hutton's The Last Train To Nibroc is a simply staged romance fit for Playhouse on Park's intimate theater. This drama hearkens a time when pen and ink was the most prevalent form of communication, chronicling two people's search for happiness in 1940's America. A special Tuesday matinee has been scheduled for May 9 at 2pm. All tickets for this event are priced at $22.50, all seats reserved. (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Closes 2016-17 Season with MR. JOY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

PlayMakers Repertory Company is proud to present "Mr. Joy," a work by award-winning playwright Daniel Beaty, as the final production of its 2016/17 PRC² second stage season. The production is directed by Vivienne Benesch, PlayMakers' Producing Artistic Director, and stars Tangela Large, who returns to PlayMakers after a successful turn in "Detroit '67" in Fall 2016.   (more...)

SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN Set for Las Vegas Debut
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Hit New York City production 'Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man' will premiere in Las Vegas Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Paris Las Vegas with stars Kendra Wilkinson ('Kendra on Top,' 'The Girls Next Door') and Jai Rodriguez ('Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,' ABC's 'Malibu Country,' Broadway's 'Rent'). Written by Matt Murphy and based on the novel of the same name by Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman, the show has been hailed by critics. (more...)

Chicago Theatre Workshop Announces Cast and Production Team for LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Chicago Theatre Workshop, in association with Fletcher Jones Volkswagen, is proud to announce the regional premiere of Little Miss Sunshine, May 11 - June 4, at The Edge Theatre, 5451 N. Broadway. Little Miss Sunshine, music and lyrics by James Lapine and book by William Finn, is directed and choreographed by Maggie Portman and music directed by Nick Sula. (more...)

Maulik Pancholy and Members of Congress to Take the Stage in STC's WILL ON THE HILL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Shakespeare Theatre Company will once again welcome Members of Congress and distinguished Washington influencers onto its stage to perform in Will on the Hill, a lively show infused with comedic references to contemporary politics. (more...)

Nina Lannan & Alan Wasser to Receive 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to two of the most successful General Managers in the Broadway community - Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL at Trinity College
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Heathers: The Musical plays Trinity College in Hartford, CT from April 27-29, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Works by Christopher Shinn, Zakiyyah Alexander and More Set for EST's 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre and Radio Drama Network announced today the lineup for the 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYS, the biennial festival series of brand new plays from emerging playwrights. (more...)

Stephen Colbert to Host Elevator Repair Service's 2017 Gala; Steve Martin, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debra Monk and More to Attend!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

On May 22nd, 2017 Stephen Colbert will host a star-studded gala, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Obie-Award winning theater ensemble, Elevator Repair Service. (more...)

TV Land Renews Sutton Foster-Led YOUNGER for Fifth Season
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

TV Land has renewed its most-watched and critically acclaimed comedies, YOUNGER – which has been named 'one of the juiciest comfort-watches' by BuzzFeed – and TEACHERS, which The Hollywood Reporter called 'a little surprise gem,' it was announced today by Frank Tanki, General Manager of TV Land. (more...)

Scoop: DESIGNATED SURVIVOR on ABC - Wednesday, May 3, 2017
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Get all the scoop on DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, airing on ABC on Wednesday, May 3, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at the Hippodrome - An Homage to Musical Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Apr 20, 2017

A stellar cast establishes SOMETHING ROTTEN! as a 'Must See Musical'! (more...)

Recording Artist Deborah Cox to Serve as Women's Choice Award Show Special Correspondent
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The WOMEN'S CHOICE AWARD SHOW announced today that GRAMMY nominated recording artist and Broadway star Deborah Cox will serve as the Women's Choice Award Show Special Correspondent. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for GROUNDHOG DAY!
by Walter McBride - Apr 18, 2017

Groundhog Day, the Olivier Award-winning new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, opened just last night on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre. (more...)

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