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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.


BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Attempts to 'Undo' the Drama in Season Premiere
by Lauren Gienow - Sep 24, 2016

GREY'S ANATOMY's 13th Season premiered Thursday night and it picked up right where it left off in the May finale. The episode is titled 'Undo' and is Directed by Debbie Allen (a Broadway alum and BWW fav!) and written by William Harper. Is Deluca alright? Did Alex face the consequences of his actions? Read to find out! (more...)

Scoop: NO TOMORROW on THE CW - Tuesday, October 11, 2016
by - Sep 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on NO TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, October 11, 2016! (more...)

Detroit Public Theatre Opens Season with MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Detroit Public Theatre is proud to announce the cast for Murder Ballad by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash, September 28 - October 23 at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in downtown Detroit. The explosive rock musical is the first production in the theatre company's 2016-17 season and marks the US Debut for Italian pop sensation Arianna Bergamaschi. (more...)

Native Earth Announces WEESAGEECHAK 29 Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Native Earth Performing Arts has announced the line-up for their 29th annual festival of Indigenous work, Weesageechak Begins to Dance. From intimate relationships to dystopian futures, comedy, dance, poetry and everything in between, Weesageechak 29 will showcase new Indigenous works in Native Earth's Aki Studio from November 9th to 19th, 2016. (more...)

Tennessee Williams' Timeless and Beloved Tale THE GLASS MENAGERIE Comes to Garden Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Garden Theatre (160 W. Plant St.) is proud to present Beth Marshall Presents' production of Tennessee Williams' classic memory play, The Glass Menagerie, showing October 21 - November 6, 2016. The Glass Menagerie is sponsored by Outdoor Living Products and Toole's Ace Hardware. (more...)

BWW Review: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at Folger Theatre
by Heather Nadolny - Sep 21, 2016

Folger Theatre's season opener SENSE AND SENSIBILITY tells the story that Austen fans love, but ultimately suffers from too many comedic and stylistic additions that create a lack of balance within the production. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season Premiere of ABC's GREY'S ANATOMY
by - Sep 21, 2016

ABC has shared a clip from the Season Premiere episode of GREY'S ANATOMY. The drama series returns this Thursday, September 22nd at 8 p.m. on ABC. (more...)

45 Top College Dance Programs Set for Dancewave's DANCING THROUGH COLLEGE Event
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Brooklyn-based dance education non-profit Dancewave is pleased to announce that over 45 of the nation's top college dance programs are set to participate in Dancing Through College & Beyond 2016, an annual nationwide event and the largest annual college informational session for students interested in dance, which will take place from 10:30am-6:30pm on Saturday, October 22 at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center in NYC (1395 Lexington Ave). (more...)

Wilbury Group Announces World Premiere of Erik Ehn's 10,000 THINGS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Wilbury Theatre Group proudly announces the world premiere of ?10,000 Things, a new work by acclaimed playwright Erik Ehn, October 20-30 2016. (more...)

Michael Moran Releases BELIEVERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

In a world full of superhero archetypes like Batman and Superman, one Miami native has introduced a new, yet realistic superhero in his novel 'Believers.' (more...)

Artisan Center Theater Presents STATE FAIR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

STATE FAIR opens at Artisan Center Theater on Friday, September 30, 2016 and runs through Saturday, November 5, 2016.  The 196 seat theater-in-the-round is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst.   (more...)

BWW Review: 30 x Ninety Theatre Presents CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by Heidi Scheuermann - Sep 20, 2016

Well folks, this is it.  You've got one weekend left to get on over to 30 x Ninety Theatre for their presentation of the Tennessee Williams classic CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.  And you should get on over there for this production.  Trust me, this is an experience you don't want to miss! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Make Some Noise! Honest Accomplice Theatre Benefit
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 20, 2016

Honest Accomplice Theatre is dedicated to creating art for social change and last night premiered the  The Trans Literacy Project at a once in a lifetime benefit event on September 19, 2016 at 42 West in New York, NY.   Hosted by Susan Blackwell this evening featured the launch of The Trans Literacy Project as well as a celebrity game night. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Burn the Witch' Episode of GOTHAM on FOX
by - Sep 20, 2016

On the next episode of GOTHAM on FOX titled "Burn the Witch" - Fish Mooney (guest star Jada Pinkett Smith) takes matters into her own hands to locate Hugo Strange (guest star BD Wong), forcing Gordon to reluctantly team up with journalist Valerie Vale (guest star Jamie Chung) to find her. (more...)

L.I.P. Service Theatre Company to Stage THE ELEPHANT MAN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

L.I.P. Service presents Bernard Pomerance's THE ELEPHANT MAN (with original cello composition by Josh Bradford), directed by Shawn Gann and starring Jason Leyva, Pat Watson, and Sara Lovett, with *Bert Pigg and Chris Messersmith. (more...)

Dame Maggie Smith Accepts Her EMMY With a Little Snark for Jimmy Kimmel
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

On Sunday night's EMMY AWARDS, host Jimmy Kimmel was adamant that if actress Maggie Smith was the recipient of the award for Best Actress in a Drama Series, he would do everything in his power to keep the trophy from getting into her hands. (more...)

'Real Housewife' Sonja Morgan to Make Stage Debut in 'SEX TIPS' Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

?Sonja Morgan, star and fan-favorite of Bravo's 'Real Housewives of New York City,' will make her stage debut in New York's longest running comedy Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man for a limited four-week engagement this October. (more...)

Playwright Warren Bowles Wins Ivey Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Twin Cities theater veteran Warren C. Bowles took home an Ivey Award for his direction of Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC)'s 2016 production of The Tale of the Allergist's Wife by Charles Busch. The play, which portrays the existential angst of a bored housewife when an old friend arrives, featured Sally Wingert, Linda Kelsey and Maggie Bearmon Pistner as part of its stellar cast. (more...)

Scoop: DESIGNATED SURVIVOR on ABC - Wednesday, October 5, 2016
by - Sep 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, airing on ABC on Wednesday, October 5, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC - Thursday, October 6, 2016
by - Sep 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on GREY'S ANATOMY, airing on ABC on Thursday, October 6, 2016! (more...)

Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance Welcomes Rationaltheatre from Munich, Germany
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Rationaltheater from Munich, Germany will be touring its production of Lost Wings by Roy Prinzessin to the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance's Studio Theatre at Wayne State University.  The production is part of an annual artistic exchange between Munich, Germany and Detroit, Michigan. (more...)

THE BLACK BOX Launches New Season of Music Series Events
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin's theater, music and event venue, kicks off its third season of Local Artist and Jazz series entertainment this October. A suburban hub for great music, THE BLACK BOX is located at 15 West Central Street.   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE OTHER PLACE at Rep Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Rep Stage, the regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, continues its production of Sharr White's 'The Other Place,' through September 25, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New Jersey Rep Presents MAD LOVE by Marisa Smith
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016 - New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the new comedy MAD LOVE by Marisa Smith, the Author of 'Saving Kitty'. Sloane Hudson, a wealthy, beautiful recent Ivy League graduate and product of the campus hook-up culture and frat basement pong tournaments, doesn't believe in love or marriage. She does, however, believe in babies and wants one soon so her tummy can bounce back and she can still wear a bikini. The problem is she needs a sperm donor who passes muster. Enter Brandon, who has all the right stats, but the wrong attitude. Brandon, meantime, has enough on his plate living with his brother Doug, who just fell in love with Katerina, the hooker from the Ukraine. Cabbage soup, a rare baseball card and a lizard named Pogo all play a part in this romantic comedy for cynical times. (more...)

BWW Review: BUNNY at the Stratford Festival is a Thing of Beauty
by Lauren Gienow - Sep 18, 2016

Hannah Moscovitch's BUNNY is enjoying its World Premiere at the Stratford Festival's Studio Theatre this season. The performance that I attended was completely sold out, so it appears that audiences are enjoying it too! Directed by Sarah Garton Stanley, with Design by Michael Gianfrancesco, this play will be a unique experience from the get-go. The intimacy of the Studio Theatre has the audience very present and engaged at the beginning, and the beauty and originality of the play maintains that engagement throughout. (more...)

The 68th Emmy Awards Complete Nominees and Winners List; ALL THE WINNERS!
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 18, 2016

The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards telecast air live tonight on ABC at 8:00pm ET, and BroadwayWorld will have you covered with all of the winners, highlights, and commentary. This page will update after every winner, so you are always up-to-date about who's taking home a trophy.  (more...)

Patti Murin, 'Some Like It Pop' Hosts, BWW TV Staff Pick 2016 Emmy Winners
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 17, 2016

Throughout the week, we've been highlighting some of our favorite nominees with theatre backgrounds, and on Sunday, we will have all of the biggest Emmys news and looks back at the ceremony's best moments. Today, we are releasing our official BroadwayWorld predictions. (more...)

First Listen: 'Sky High' from the DISASTER! Original Cast Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Broadway Records released the original cast album recording of the critically acclaimed musical comedy DISASTER! - digitally and in stores on Friday, September 9, 2016. Get a first listen to the track 'Sky High' from the album below! (more...)

BWW Review: Rep Stage Presents THE OTHER PLACE - A Play to Remember
by Charles Shubow - Sep 16, 2016

Sharr White's masterful work packs a emotional wallop (more...)

Chicago Dramatists Presents DEAD CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

After 24 years of marriage, Tom and Renata call it quits so that each can unpack a complicated past, and arrive at an even more complicated future, in this alternatingly harrowing and comedic ensemble drama opening September 25 at Chicago Dramatists. Previews begin September 23, at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. (more...)

MOonhORsE Dance Theatre Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Canada's Most Distinguished Veteran Dance Artists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Older & Reckless, MOonhORsE Dance Theatre's celebrated series curated by Artistic Director Claudia Moore, celebrates the company's 20th season with its 39th edition featuring five renowned dance artists. Governor General award winner Margie Gillis (Montreal), dance theatre maverick Robert Desrosiers with cellist/singer Anne Bourne, acclaimed dancer/co-founder of COBA (Collective Of Black Artists) BaKari I. Lindsay, choreographer/director Charles Koroneho (New Zealand), and Claudia Moore in a work byApolonia Velasquez and Ofilio Sinbadinho (Gadfly), take to the stage Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 for three shows only at Harbourfront Centre Theatre. (more...)

Musical Theater Heritage to Stage Original Show SONGS OF THE GREAT WAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

This year's second original show from Musical Theater Heritage will be 'SONGS OF THE GREAT WAR,' October 6 - 16, sponsored by the NATIONAL WORLD WAR l MUSEUM & MEMORIAL and with funding provided WILLIAM T. KEMPER, II CHARITABLE TRUST. (more...)

BWW Profile: Dame Maggie Smith Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 16, 2016

This morning we are taking a look at the illustrious career of Dame Maggie Smith. I mean, she's a Dame after all; Queen Elizabeth doesn't just hand those out to anyone. Her career includes highlights from on stage, including 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' 'Private Lives,' and 'Lettice and Lovage;' to in films as 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,' 'Sister Act,' and 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel;' to her iconic role as Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham on 'Downton Abbey,' for which she is nominated for an Emmy for the fourth-consecutive year. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announce Full Casting for Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Sheffield Theatres today announces the cast for its major new revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun. Paul Foster directs Anna-Jane Casey as Annie Oakley and Ben Lewis as Frank Butler, with Nicolas Colicos (Buffalo Bill), Mike Denman (Pawnee Bill), Lauren Hall (Winnie Tate), Matthew Malthouse (Foster Wilson), Timothy Quinlan (Charlie Davenport), Cleve September (Tommy Keeler), Maggie Service (Dolly Tate), Karl Seth (Chief Sitting Bull), and completing the ensemble, Josh Andrews, Ronan Burns, Emma Caffrey, Matthew Croke, Omari Douglas, Rosie Fletcher, Melissa James, Jasmine Kerr, Natasha Mould, Jak Skelly, Leah West and Emma Woods (ensemble and Dance Captain). The production opens on 14 December, with previews from 8 December, and runs until 14 January.   (more...)

7th Annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit to Welcome Key Industry Influencers & Athletes
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

espnW will again bring together sports industry leaders and top female athletes for the seventh annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit presented by Toyota from October 13-15 (more...)

Join BroadwayWorld for Live Coverage of the 2016 EMMY AWARDS!
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 16, 2016

Be sure to tune in to BroadwayWorld beginning at 8pmET on Sunday, September 18th for live coverage of the 68th Annual EMMY AWARDS (more...)

Papatango Announces Creative Team for Matt Grinter's ORCA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Papatango today announced the creative team for Orca, Matt Grinter's winning submission from a record-breaking 1053 entries to the 8th annual Papatango New Writing Prize. Alice Hamilton will direct, with set and costumes designed by Frankie Bradshaw, lighting design by Johanna Town and sound design by Richard Hammarton. The production opens at Southwark Playhouse on 4 November, with previews from 2 November, and runs until 26 November. (more...)

BWW Blog: Play at Any Age by Mary Parker
by Guest Blogger: HAT Ensemble - Sep 15, 2016

Some people think that being a senior citizen means that all of life's important experiences are behind you - opportunities are at an end.  I used to be one of them.  Honest Accomplice Theater never did think that way.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: DISASTER CD Signing
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 15, 2016

On Wednesday, September 14, original Broadway cast members Roger Bart, Kerry Butler, Rachel York and Jennifer Simard joined show creator and event host Seth Rudetsky for a special live performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble - Upper East Side. Performances included 'Do You Wanna Make Love?' (Roger Bart, Kerry Butler), 'I Am Woman' (Kerry Butler), 'Mockingbird' (Rachel York, Seth Rudetsky), 'I Will Survive' (Rachel York), 'Never Can Say Goodbye' (Jennifer Simard) and a special performance of the Broadway for Orlando charitable single, 'What the World Needs Now is Love.'  (more...)

Fulton Theatre Opens 2016/2017 Season with BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre opens a monumental new season with the triumphant Billy Elliot: The Musical through October 16. The Tony Award-winning musical features infectious music by the incomparable Sir Elton John including "Shine," "Solidarity,"  "Electricity," and many more!    (more...)

BLOOD is Back This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland's Opus) and James Kyson (NBC's Heroes, voted one of "Hollywood's 25 Hottest" by TV Guide) join the cast when The Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production of BLOOD. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/ DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, BLOOD returns to the The Complex in Hollywood beginning Oct. 14. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Maggie McDowell, Erin Weaver and More in Folger Theatre's SENSE & SENSIBILITY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. This all-new production of the critically acclaimed play is adapted by Kate Hamilland directed by the Wall Street Journal's Director of the Year (2014), Eric Tucker, Artistic Director of Bedlam Theater in New York. This DC premiere at the Folger breathes new life into the 200-year old favorite with a whimsical and theatrical staging. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Artful Living Presents LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Artful Living, the Community Theater organization that has delighted audiences for over 10 years with summer musicals including The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, and Shrek, is proud to announce the expansion of their 2016 season with a fall production of Ken Ludwig's hilarious farce Lend Me a Tenor. (more...)

Celebrate Shakespeare at the National Theatre - Free App for iPad and iPhone!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

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Rita McKenzie's ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY to Encore at Feinstein's/54 Below This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below is presenting the triumphant return of Rita McKenzie's award-winning ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY, the country's longest-running one-woman musical, September 28th at 7 PM. (more...)

Gloria Reuben Signs On for Recurring Role in New VH1 Series THE BREAKS
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

VH1 announced today that Emmy nominated actress, Gloria Reuben will join the THE BREAKS in a recurring role. The series is slated to premiere January 2017. (more...)

Pegasus Theatre Announces World Premiere of Charles Johnson's RUTHERFORD'S TRAVELS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Chicago -Pegasus Theatre Chicago announces the world premiere of Rutherford's Travels, the adaptation of Charles Johnson's beloved National Book Award-winning novel, "Middle Passage," November 2 - December 4 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. Rutherford's Travels is co-adapted and directed by Pegasus Theatre Producing Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan and co-adapted by David Barr, III, music directed and composed by Shawn Wallace and choreographed by Nicole Clarke-Springer. (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez to Guest Star on Season 3 of YOUNGER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

TV Line has reported that Broadway favorite, Krysta Rodriguez, has signed on to appear in an upcoming episode of the critically acclaimed television series, Younger.  (more...)

JAKE'S WOMEN to Play MCCC's Kelsey Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Modern relationships have never been messier than for Jake, a novelist who finds more success in his career than his life. The award-winning Maurer Productions OnStage (MPO) presents Neil Simon's comedic classic 'Jake's Women' at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. (more...)

The National New Play Network World Premiere of PULP Opens October 7 at the Know
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Washed-up PI Frank Ellery takes on the strangest case of his life. A hack literary agent has been gruesomely murdered, and the four suspects are the agent's remaining clients: wildly eccentric writers for different pulp magazines. (more...)

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