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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.


New York Live Arts Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The fall season at New York Live Arts, home of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and under the artistic leadership of MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of the Arts recipient Bill T. Jones and Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, presents a dynamic roster of new works including five world and four New York City premieres, eight Live Arts commissions and an engaging schedule of humanities events. (more...)

Teen Performing Arts Academy to Present INTO THE WOODS JR.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

On Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13 the Millbrook Playhouse Teen Performing Arts Academy will offer an amusingly different way to think about everyone's favorite fairy tale characters through their production of Into the Woods JR (more...)

Rep Stage Opens Season with Sharr White's THE OTHER PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Rep Stage, the regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), opens its 24th season with Sharr White's "The Other Place," directed by Joseph W. Ritsch. The play tells the story of Juliana Smithton, a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man, and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. Piece by piece, a mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth about Juliana boils to the surface. (more...)

The Unknown Artists to Present AFTER THE FALL by Arthur Miller
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Unknown Artists present AFTER THE FALL by Arthur Miller, directed by John Ross Clark. (more...)

THE SIMPSONS to Air First-Ever One-Hour Episode in January on FOX
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Already in the history books for its unprecedented, upcoming 28th season, THE SIMPSONS makes history once again with its first-ever one-hour episode airing in January 2017 on FOX. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Stage Adaptation of THE BROONS
by Marianka Swain - Aug 8, 2016

Full casting is announced today for THE BROONS, a new stage play bringing Scotland's most famous fictional family to theatres across the country in a World Premiere adaptation by Rob Drummond. The Broons will open at Perth Concert Hall before dates in Inverness, Kirkcaldy, Stirling, Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. There will be a press night at Perth Concert Hall on Thursday 29 September 2016 at 7.30pm. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Kicks Off Lottery for First Preview of Julia Cho's AUBERGINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 8, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their New York premiere production of AUBERGINE, a new play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Julia Cho (BFE at Playwrights, The Language Archive, The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Architecture of Loss). (more...)

Elizabeth Franz to Star in Ronald Harwood's QUARTET at Sharon Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, proudly presents Tony Award-Winner Elizabeth Franz in Ronald Harwood's play Quartet, with performances August 18 through August 28 at Sharon Playhouse (49 Amenia Road). Opening night is August 18 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Alex Tobey to Present GOOD GIRL GONE BAD at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Alex Tobey will present the world premiere of Good Girl Gone Bad, a bio-concert extravaganza starring Nicolette Stephanie Templier. Good Girl Gone Bad is the first in a planned series of bio-concerts, each exploring the intersection of private life and public persona as it relates to iconic pop stars. (more...)

Tony & Emmy Winner Lily Tomlin to Be Honored with SAG Lifetime Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Lily Tomlin - an entertainment maverick whose talents put her at the pinnacle of comedy, acting, writing and producing - has been named the 53rd recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. (more...)

Showtunes Announces 2016-2017 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The 2016-2017 SHOWTUNES Theatre Company season defies expectations and dazzles audiences with three rarely produced concert musicals and two very special musical theatre events. With the introduction of a cabaret in February, Defying Expectations, and a musical theatre-themed Writer's Initiative in May, SHOWTUNES continues to diversify their offerings while demonstrating their unparalleled devotion to this all-American art form. The season begins with three performances October 22-23 at ACT's Allen Theatre. Shenandoah is directed by Matt Wolfe with music direction by RJ Tancioco. The expanded season also includes two concert musicals inside Benaroya Hall's Ilsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall: Leap of Faith on December 3-4 and The Unsinkable Molly Brown on March 11-12, 2017.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Betsy Wolfe, Margo Seibert, Shaina Taub and More Take Part in WOMEN OF NOTE at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) presented the Women of Note concert series, celebrating female, queer and trans artists who are changing the landscape of musical theatre, on Monday, August 1 at The Duke on 42nd Street. Featuring dynamic sounds and incredible performers, this one-night-only concert event showcased even more artists than last year in two back-to-back performances. BroadwayWorld has photos from the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: SUMMER SHORTS 2016 at 59E59 Theaters Fascinates
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 3, 2016

See 'Summer Shorts Festival of New American Short Plays,' now on stage at 59E59 through September 3rd. There are two individual programs and each of them features three very original plays. (more...)

The New York New Works Theatre Festival Panel Announces 2016 Participants
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

In one of the first festivals of its kind, a panel of Broadway Producers and Emmy winning writers has compiled its final list of performances for the upcoming New York New Works Theatre Festival (August 29th - October 5). (more...)

Magician and Actor Brett Schneider to Bring Illusions to THE MAGIC PLAY at Goodman; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

This fall, Goodman Theatre combines world-class magic with a human story of loss and love in the world premiere of The Magic Play, by Andrew Hinderaker and directed by Halena Kays, starting October 21. (more...)

Cast Announced for Detroit Public Theatre's Production of MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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Christopher Jackson, HAIRSPRAY & More - BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway stars and a host of musical presentations are on tap for the upcoming 2016-17 primetime television season. Included in THE LINEUP will be new series starring HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson, FROZEN's Kristen Bell and BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY star Stephen Pasquale. (more...)

SISTER ACT To Close Out Stages 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

There's a real reason to rejoice for everybody's favorite nun, Deloris Van Cartier, is coming to STAGES to stir up her special brand of habit-forming fun! Playing September 9-October 9 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, Sister Act will close STAGES' 30th Anniversary Season with the gift of laughter, the power of music, and a touch of heavenly inspiration. (more...)

ASH VS EVIL DEAD Special Event & More Set for PaleyFest Fall TV Previews
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Paley Center for Media's annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews will present a special premiere screening and panel event with the cast of the STARZ hit series, ASH VS EVIL DEAD (more...)

Contemporary Theater Company Seeks Projects for 2017 Springboard Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Contemporary Theater Company is known for its focus on the community and local talent. Now they invite the community to propose new projects for the 2017 Springboard Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Electric Footlights' DON'T ASK ABOUT BECKET Opens
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

It's been years since he disappeared, but Emily Diamond is still haunted by dreams of her twin brother, Becket. Kiff Scholl directs the world premiere of Please Don't Ask About Becket, an enthralling family drama by Wendy Graf (All American Girl, No Word In Guyanese for Me) opening August 20 in an Electric Footlightsproduction at the Sacred Fools Theater Black Box. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Sets 15th Annual PAGE TO STAGE New Play Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Kennedy Center hosts its 15th annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival from Saturday, September 3 to Monday, September 5, 2016, featuring more than 50 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. (more...)

Constellation Theatre Company to Kick Off 10th Season with URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Constellation Theatre Company will present Urinetown by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis directed by Allison Arkell Stockman from August 31 - October 9 at SOURCE 1835 14th St NW, Washington, DC. (more...)

BWW Blog: Hannah Love - Summer of Studying, Sweating, and Singing
by Guest Blogger: Hannah Love - Aug 18, 2016

Summer is officially over for me, and I'm immersed into the school year again. I'm already working on a school production of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and my classes are already piling on the homework, tests, and projects. Somehow, I'm not fazed by this mass chaos. It probably is related to the fact that I did not take a break this summer. Summer classes filled my summer until the second week of July (don't worry, I took these classes to lighten my junior year), babysitting was a routine job for me, and I was in a production of Shrek the Musical at a local community theatre.  (more...)

Scoop: REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL on HBO - Tuesday, August 23, 2016
by TV Scoop - Aug 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL on HBO on Tuesday, August 23, 2016! (more...)

SUGAR SHOWDOWN Returns to Cooking Channel with New Batch of Episodes, 9/14
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Josh Elkin returns to host a new, supersized, sweet season of SUGAR SHOWDOWN, premiering Wednesday, September 14th at 10pm ET/7pm PT on Cooking Channel. (more...)

Rehearsals Underway for Lucy Alibar's THROW ME ON THE BURNPILE AND LIGHT ME UP at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Rehearsals have begun for the world premiere of 'Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up,' written and performed by the Oscar-nominated Lucy Alibar (Best Adapted Screenplay for 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'). 'Throw Me on the Burnpile...' begins previews September 10, opens September 16 and continues through October 2, 2016, at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. (more...)

Maria Rizzo and Rachel Zampelli to Star in THE GULF World Premiere This Fall at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Virginia's Tony-Award winning Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of The Gulf by DC playwright Audrey Cefaly. Directed by Signature's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature Theatre's The Flick, Gypsy), The Gulfcontinues Signature Theatre's commitment to producing regional and local premieres of important new plays. The production stars Maria Rizzo (Signature's Gypsy, West Side Story) and Rachel Zampelli (Signature's The Fix, Dying City), and runs September 13 - November 6 in Signature Theatre's intimate ARK Theatre. (more...)

I DO TODAY to Continue 'Solo Celebration!' at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The World Premiere of "I Do Today" will run at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave) Sept. 2 - Oct. 9. Co-produced with The Other Theatre Company, written by Sarah Myers and starring Carin Silkaitis, "I Do Today" will be directed by Greenhouse's Artistic Director Jacob Harvey, making his Chicago directorial debut.   The press opening will be on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Martin Drapkin Launches New Book, THE CAT TENDER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Maggie Mullen likes nothing better than following the cozy bedtime routine that she and her beloved cat, Lucy, have created, and listening to the dulcet tones of Frank Sinatra (and having romantic Frank fantasies). There's just one problem: Maggie said yes when her younger sister, Mindy, asked her to be her maid of honor. A new novel released by Dog Ear follows the ups and downs of that sisterly commitment. Maggie, 27, loves the simple life she leads, watching over other people's cats; checking out reality televisions shows featuring stories of births, including births by women who didn't know they were pregnant, or Jackson Galaxy fixing problem cats; fantasizing about how her clients met or live their lives; and spending time with her own precious feline while taking her nightly bath. Of course, sometimes she wishes she had someone special to be with on Valentine's Day besides the cats she cares for, but she keeps busy watching over her charges. 'The Cat Tender' shares how the duties of being a maid of honor bring all kinds of unwelcome obligations: spending money she doesn't have on a dress two sizes too big (with matching shoes and a special bra that come with equally high price tags), coming up with a loving toast and organizing a bachelorette party. Can Maggie step out of her comfort zone do this for her pretty sister or will the event forever change how she looks at life? This is the third published book by Drapkin, who has written and published nonfiction books and articles on county jail operations. His previous books are 'Now and at the Hour' in 2009 and 'Ten Nobodies (and Their Somebodies)' in 2012. As a photographer, Drapkin specializes in black-and-white portraits of mothers and their daughters, as well as taking street photographs. He and his wife, Erica, have a daughter and two grandsons. They live in Cross Plains, Wis., with several neurotic cats and dogs. For additional information, please visit www.drapkinbooks.com The Cat Tender Martin Drapkin Dog Ear Publishing ISBN: 978-1-4575-4776-8 188 pages $15.95 US Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere. About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Dog Ear Publishing reviews services and other book marketing services are available to connect great content with interested readers. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis. Dog Ear Publishing - self-publishing that actually makes sense. (more...)

VH1 to Premiere One-Hour Special HIT THE FLOOR: TIL DEATH DO US PART, 9/5
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Monday, September 5th at 9PM ET/PT is the premiere date for the highly anticipated HIT THE FLOOR: TIL DEATH DO US PART. The one-hour special will take dramatic and unexpected turns as Ahsha Hayes (Taylour Paige) and Derek Roman (McKinley Freeman) plan to say 'I do' and 'Who shot Jelena (Logan Browning)?' is revealed. (more...)

BWW Review: MCT Channels a Crazy Chekhov in Durang's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 16, 2016

What happens in Bucks County, Pennsylvania-Upper Back Eddy, Bucks County to be specific? Playwright Christopher Durang called Bucks Country home and set his award winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike in their country house right there. A place where almost nothing happens except a blue heron visits a pond on the property each morning that Vanya and Sonia wait for while drinking their morning coffee. Milwaukee Chamber Theater opens their 2016-2017 season in the Cabot Theatre with this 2012 Tony Award for Best Play that captures three siblings, one adopted, contemplating their midlife regrets and revelations. Or as Durang would say: 'Their hidden reservoirs that haven't been tapped.' (more...)

THE WALKING DEAD En Espanol to Return to NBC Universo 8/31
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

NBC UNIVERSO, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, announced today the network will premiere Season three of the worldwide hit drama, THE WALKING DEAD en Español Wednesday, August 31 at 10pmET/9C. (more...)

Rod Stewart Adds Shows to Acclaimed Las Vegas Residency at Caesars Palace
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

As the recently knighted Sir Rod Stewart wraps up the 2016 shows of his hit Las Vegas residency this week at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, seven more performances scheduled March 15 through April 1, 2017 have been added due to popular demand. (more...)

Trinacria Theatre Company Presents Inaugural Production, LA STORIA DI COLAPESCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

Trinacria Theatre Company presents its inaugural theatrical production, La Storia di Colapesce at INTAR Theatre. The production is an original piece created and devised by the company during a 4-week residency in Sicily, at the Istituto San Placido Calonero in the Messina region of Sicily. The cast of La Storia di Colapesce is comprised of an ensemble of eight American theatre artists. The Trinacria Theatre Company's mission is to use theatre as a tool to promote Sicilian history, heritage, and culture at home and abroad. (more...)

BWW Interview: In Sunshine or in Shadow: Peter Cormican, Charis Leos, and Cary Michele Miller in McCourt's IRISH
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 13, 2016

'There are two kinds of people in the world, as ye very well know,' Peter Cormican asserts in a lilting accent, 'those that are Irish and those that want to be.' The English-born actor, son Irish parents - a Protestant mother from Belfast and a Catholic father from Galway - is currently in Maine to make his Maine State Music Theatre/Portland Stage debut in Frank McCourt's play The Irish and How They Got That Way, directed by Marc Robin, which opens in Portland August 19th. The production, a bold new collaboration between two of Maine leading Equity companies, marks an exciting new chapter for both theatres and promises to be one of the season's biggest hits, as it has been in every town its played. Cormican is joined in our conversation by two of the other four principals from the a small cast that also stars Curt Dale Clark [see BWW interview 5/24/16], Charis Leos and Cary Michele Miller, (and features Cameron Wright and Emily Davis, Ernest Sauceda (fiddler) and two other musicians). Both Leos and Miller are MSMT veterans, but new to McCourt's play. 'This is my debut at Portland Stage,' Miller says with anticipation. 'I always look forward to working with Curt and Charis and Marc, and I am enjoying getting to know Peter. And I am always excited to learn new material and new music.' (more...)

AUBERGINE Starts Previews Next Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Previews begin next Friday, August 19 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of AUBERGINE, a new play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Julia Cho (BFE at Playwrights, The Language Archive, The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Architecture of Loss). (more...)

Showtime Announces Winter Premiere Dates for HOMELAND and BILLIONS
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

oday, SHOWTIME announced its winter lineup with the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning drama series HOMELAND returning for season six on Sunday, January 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and season two of the critically-acclaimed hit drama BILLIONS returning on Sunday, February 19 (more...)

Rep Stage to Open 24th Season with Sharr White's THE OTHER PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Rep Stage, the regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), opens its 24th season with Sharr White's "The Other Place," directed by Joseph W. Ritsch. (more...)

PARACHUTE MEN to Open Teatro Vista's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Teatro Vista, Chicago's largest professional Latinx theater company, kicks off its 26th season with the world premiere of Parachute Men, a raw, funny and poignant family drama by Mando Alvarado about three brothers who suck at being brothers, suck at love and suck at being men. (more...)

Alibaba Group Announces June Quarter 2016 Results
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

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Explore 44 Years of Theatre History with 'Stages of Half Moon' Heritage Website
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

?After 10 months of research, archiving and digitisation, Half Moon Theatre's new Stages of Half Moon heritage website is now live at www.stagesofhalfmoon.org.uk, providing public access to the theatre's records for the first time since its inception in 1972. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 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. (more...)

Cast Announced for VH1's THE BREAKS, Premiering January 2017
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

VH1 today announced the full cast for THE BREAKS the network's new scripted series based on its critically acclaimed hit film that aired earlier this year. (more...)

Photo Flash: SUMMER SHORTS Marks 10 Years of Cheeky Theatre at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

SUMMER SHORTS, the annual festival of short plays that Throughline Artists present at 59E59 Theaters, celebrated their 10th season with a party at Fogo de Chão Churrascaria in NYC on August 8, 2016. Scroll down for photos from the party! (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage to Present SIGNIFICANT OTHER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

From September 9 to October 8, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present SIGNIFICANT OTHER, a sharply observed new comedy about the challenges of finding love and letting go, written by Bad Jews playwright Joshua Harmon. (more...)

TOSOS, New York's Oldest LGBT Theatre, Nominated for Four New York Innovative Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

TOSOS (The Other Side of Silence) was nominated for four New York Innovative Theatre Awards at last night's nomination party at 42WESTny. Nominations include Outstanding Revival of a Play, and Outstanding Ensemble for Doric Wilson's Street Theater for its run at The Eagle NY. Kathleen Warnock's play The Further Adventures of… was nominated for Outstanding Short Script and Outstanding Ensemble. The Further Adventures of… opens this Friday, August 12, at the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival. The New York Innovative Theatre Awards will be awarded this fall in New York City. (more...)

Photo Coverage: TROILUS AND CRESSIDA Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 10, 2016

Directed by Daniel Sullivan, Troilus and Cressida began performances on Tuesday, July 19 and will run through Sunday, August 14. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night last night, and you can check out photos below! (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF GAME SHOWS, Assembly, 9 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 10, 2016

Ding-dong the witch is back! Multi award-winning Fringe sensation Margaret Thatcher, Queen of Soho presents the most fabulous game show of all. Fresh from total sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs in 2014 and 2015, the Iron Lady has now set her sights on light entertainment. (more...)

Six New Plays Slated for NEW STAGES Festival at Goodman Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces the lineup of its 13th annual New Stages festival-a celebration and discovery of new work by some of the finest established and emerging playwrights. (more...)

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