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Catastrophic Theatre Presents World Premiere of Experimental Adaptation of SNOW WHITE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Snow White is tired of being "just a horsewife" to Bill, Dan, Edward, Hubert, Henry, Clem and Kevin, who, in her estimation, "only add up to the equivalent of about two real men." While the seven men toil in commercial real estate and manufacture exotic high-end baby foods, she whiles away her days reading Mao Tse-tung, drinking vodka with orange juice, and impatiently waiting for the prince promised to her by history.  (more...)

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra Presents GIL SHAHAM Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

???????Music Director Rossen Milanov and the CSO welcome world-class American violinist and Grammy winner Gil Shaham as he channels the warmth and humor of Prokofiev's Concerto No. 2 in G Minor for Violin and Orchestra. (more...)

New Children's Book RUNAWAY BIRD is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Brian's First Publishing is proud to announce the release of a new children's story by acclaimed entrepreneur and storyteller Gregy Alexander. The release of this book has been eagerly anticipated, and it hits the shelves today. 'Runaway bird' is a tale for children everywhere who love to read and let their imaginations roam. (more...)

Take Part in St. Patrick's Day Festivities Throughout West Michigan
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

St. Patrick's Day falls on Friday, March 17th, but that isn't stopping West Michigan businesses from celebrating both earlier in the month and throughout the holiday weekend. (more...)

V&A Museum to Explore 'Opera: Passion, Power and Politics', This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

This autumn the Victoria and Albert Museum, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, will create a vivid and immersive journey through nearly 400 years of opera, exploring its passion, power and politics. (more...)

The End Of Days: Demystifying Biblical Eschatology To Explain The Past, The Secret To The Apocalypse And The End Of The World' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

In his new bestselling book, Roadmap To The End Of Days: Demystifying Biblical Eschatology To Explain The Past, The Secret To The Apocalypse And The End Of The World, Daniel Friedmann takes you on a journey to discover what is really going on with Biblical prophecy and the end of the world, and to then glimpse the future and ponder the role you will play in it. History is a discipline that uses a narrative to examine and analyze a sequence of past events and to objectively postulate the patterns of cause and effect that determined them. This book looks at history from the supernatural perspective. Is history a purposeful process with a beginning and an end, or is it a random series of events with neither purpose nor direction? If history is a guided process, are we near the end of the world? Have we completed preparations for the End of Days? What will happen next? When? Friedmann places world history within the context of the Divine Plan, allowing readers to understand the recent past and what is in store for the future. Learn how the Divine Plan structure is used to examine biblical history from a different perspective, with amazing accuracy and why other experts who interpret the End of Days by deciphering prophecy alone may have it wrong. Put the End of Days into context by examining parallel periods of history that have already occurred. Examine the revelations in scripture coherently and in sequence using the Divine Plan. Learn how the cosmic placement of events, both historical and present, reveals the pattern for future events. A bird's-eye view of where we have been and where we might go in order to bring us to a new level of understanding and a further questioning of our human origins, purpose, destiny, and our ability to alter the path to the future. 'Friedmann has researched and composed another of his signature works deciphering the origins of the universe and decoding the unfolding apocalypse. With this seminal work, he achieves newfound heights unraveling riddles of the past and piercing the veil that obscures future events. Stellar in the stature of his reflections, supreme in the depth of his details, he has gloriously composed a mesmerizing Manuscript that leaves you spellbound.' -Pulitzer nominated author, David W. Menefee (more...)

Rosemary DiMasi Pens 'The Railroad Man: A Story and a Smile'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Rosemary DiMasi has completed her new book 'The Railroad Man: A Story and a Smile': the true tale of work on a rail road. (more...)

The Catastrophic Theatre presents SNOW WHITE by Donald Barthelme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Snow White is tired of being 'just a horsewife' to Bill, Dan, Edward, Hubert, Henry, Clem and Kevin, who, in her estimation, 'only add up to the equivalent of about two real men.' While the seven men toil in commercial real estate and manufacture exotic high-end baby foods, she whiles away her days reading Mao Tse-tung, drinking vodka with orange juice, and impatiently waiting for the prince promised to her by history. (more...)

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and Bainbridge Chorale Join Forces for CARMINA BURANA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Bainbridge Chorale join forces for another extraordinary partnership on April 22 and 23. Together they will perform iconic sacred works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms before turning their attention to Carl Orff's famed Carmina Burana. Led by conductors Wesley Schulz and Michael Austin Miller, this thrilling collaboration features the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, Bainbridge Chorale, Olympic Girls Choir, Jessica Robins Milanese (soprano), and Paul Karaitis (tenor/baritone). The BSO and the Chorale last collaborated in the spring of 2014 for a production of Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music and Verdi's Requiem. (more...)

Playwright Ayad Akhtar and More Slated for Huntington's THE WHO & THE WHAT Special Programs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

In conjunction with its upcoming production of The Who & the What the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. (more...)

Five Boroughs Music Festival Presents Quicksilver Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) concludes its tenth anniversary season with two performances by virtuosic chamber ensemble Quicksilver on Friday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Israeli Opera Presents LA GAZZETTA, 3/29-4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

For the first time in Israel the Israeli Opera presents the delightful Gioacchino Rossini comic opera 'La Gazzette' ('The Magazine') – performed by the Royal Opera of Wallonie from Liege, Belgium, conducted by Jan Schultsz and directed by Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera, the Liege Opera general and artistic director. (more...)

San Diego REP Announces 24th Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) hosts the 24th Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival from May 21 through July 9, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: AN ACT OF THE IMAGINATION at The Hampton Theatre Company
by Melissa Giordano - Mar 29, 2017

Canadian playwright Bernard Slade is perhaps best known for his 1975 Broadway debut play Same Time, Next Year in addition to his TV credits. Out of his usual comedic realm, Mr. Slade proves versatile with this gripping British who-dun-it play, An Act of the Imagination, currently being presented by the Hampton Theatre Company through April 9th at the Quogue Community Hall. (more...)

Only 4 Performances Left for DAS ENDE at Red Rover Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The world premiere of the play Das Ende by Duane Kelly has enjoyed good attendance and enthusiastic audiences in the early part of its run. (more...)

International Festival of Arts & Ideas Announces 2017 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas today announced complete details for Festival 2017, which will begin on June 3 and continues for three weeks through June 24 in New Haven, Connecticut.  (more...)

Obie Winner Russell G. Jones to Take Part in FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT Reading at The Directors Studio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Directors Company has announced its next play in its monthly reading series in The Directors Studio, Famous Blue Raincoat, by Robert Emmet Lunney, featuring Obie Award winner Russell G. Jones (Ruined), Florencia Lozano, and PJ Sosko. The reading will be directed by Jackson Gay. (more...)

Photo Flash: Das Ende Takes the Stage with Supernatural Presence
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

In order to remove a curse on her family in Seattle, Mathilde must return a stolen Manuscript at the same time that its dead author seeks it. That author is 19th-century composer Richard Wagner, intent on safeguarding his legacy. The handwritten Manuscript, now worth millions, is an unknown last scene for his famous 'Ring' operas. Determined to thwart Wagner is the cunning dwarf Alberich, the villain of 'The Ring,' who long ago escaped his creator's grasp. (more...)

Skirball Cultural Center Presents PAUL SIMON: WORDS & MUSIC, 4/27-9/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Skirball Cultural Center today announced details about its West Coast presentation of Paul Simon: Words & Music, an exhibition originally curated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. (more...)

Jewish Museum Presents Contemporary Art By Walter Benjamin's Magnum Opus
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The writings of Walter Benjamin, the influential German Jewish philosopher and cultural critic, are the basis for a contemporary art exhibition at the Jewish Museum on view through August 6, 2017. The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin examines themes in the author's magnum opus The Arcades Project via contemporary artworks in media ranging from photography and video to sculpture and painting, with annotations by the American poet Kenneth Goldsmith.   (more...)

Baltimore Playwrights Festival to Stage Readings of WHAT DID HAPPEN and DIE, MR. DARCY, DIE! at FPCT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Join us for free staged reading of new plays submitted by local playwrights for this summer's Baltimore Playwrights Festival. The next readings are this Saturday, March 25, 11 am and 1 pm, at Fells Point Corner Theatre, 251 South Ann Street. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Annette Oppenlander Releases New World War II Novel
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Historical novelist Annette Oppenlander Completes True Family Saga After 15 years of research and writing, editing and rewriting, local historical author, Annette Oppenlander, releases her fifth novel, 'Surviving the Fatherland.' Spanning thirteen years from 1940 to 1953 and set against the epic panorama of WWII, 'Surviving the Fatherland' is a sweeping saga of family, love, and betrayal that illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the children's war. 'It's been an emotional journey, sifting through my family's past, going through countless revisions and edits,' says Oppenlander. 'At some point I thought I'd never get it right. I set the Manuscript aside time and time again, but the story never left me alone. It kept nagging.' In 2002 Oppenlander interviewed her parents about their experiences as war children in Hitler's Third Reich. While the novel provides a fictionalized account of civilian life from the perspective of war children and youth, it also offers a better understanding of what happened in post-war Germany. Despite its harsh setting and struggles, it is a story of adventure, of love and hope, and ultimately of triumphing against the odds. 'My mother was seven, my father 11 when WWII started, the deadliest conflict in human history,' says Oppenlander. 'I wanted to shed some light not only on the plight of war children, but also on the history of post-war Germany. Many people assume that everything returned to normal quickly. Nothing could be farther from the truth.' About the Story Surviving the Fatherland: A True Coming-of-age Love Story Set in WWII Germany tells the true and heart-wrenching stories of Lilly and Günter struggling with the terror-filled reality of life in the Third Reich, each embarking on their own dangerous path toward survival, freedom, and ultimately each other. Based on the author's own family and anchored in historical facts, this story celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the strength of war children. The novel will be released on March 15, 2017. Editorial Review '...a five-star rating...in spite of the time and the ambient war which Lilly and her family must survive, the story is not gruesome, but rather, it is a statement about the depth and strength of the human soul, and ultimately, really, of the love that drives people on in spite of all the reasons not to love. Highly recommended.' -International Writers Inspiring Change (IWIC) About the Author Annette Oppenlander is a historical novelist who weaves past events, people and stories into a rich tapestry. When she isn't in front of her computer, she shares her knowledge through writing workshops and indulges her old mutt, Mocha. In her spare time she travels around the U.S. and Europe to discover amazing histories. The mother of three 'former' teens, Annette lives with her husband in Bloomington, Ind. where she is also treasurer of the Writers Guild. For booking presentations, media appearances, interviews, and/or book-signings, contact annette.oppenlander@yahoo.com. More information about the author is available at annetteoppenlander.com. Complimentary review copies, high quality bio photo and book cover image available upon request. Contact information Annette.oppenlander@yahoo.com 812.391.6310 (more...)

Mystery Fest Key West Announces 2017 Whodunit Mystery Writing Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Mystery Fest Key West has announced a call for entries for this year's Whodunit Mystery Writing Competition. The winner will claim a book-publishing contract with Absolutely Amazing eBooks, free Mystery Fest Key West 2017 registration, airfare, hotel accommodations for two nights, meals and a Whodunit Award trophy to be presented at the 4th Annual Mystery Fest Key West, set for June 16-18 in Key West, Florida. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Co. Extends Ayad Akhtar's THE WHO AND THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

 The Huntington Theatre Company will present the provocative and moving drama The Who & the What by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced) and directed by Huntington Associate Producer M. Bevin O'Gara (Milk Like Sugar, Becoming Cuba). Performances begin Friday, March 31 and by popular demand the production has been extended through May 7, 2017 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.  (more...)

'The Rendezvous' Announces Updated Edition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ The novel that inspired The Rendezvous action-adventure film starring Stana Katic (Castle) and Raza Jaffrey (Code Black) will be published on Feb. 15, 2017 by New Song, LLC with an updated edition. Originally published in 2011 under the title 'A New Song,' the book has been revisited by the author Sarah Isaias, MD with a new title 'The Rendezvous: A Novel' andnew cover to reflect the exciting major motion picture film set for distribution in 2017. (more...)

Meet the New World, Same as the Old World WELCOME TO BRAGGSVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

To close out their 27th season, Book-It presents a darkly funny, world-premiere adaptation of Welcome to Braggsville, a novel by T. Geronimo Johnson. When good ol' boy D'aron Davenport lets it slip that his hometown in Georgia hosts an annual Civil War reenactment, his new friends at UC Berkeley plan to stage a protest in the form of a "performative intervention." Armed with youthful exuberance and misguided ideas of the South, the intervention has devastating consequences. (more...)

Chamber Orchestra of NY Returns to Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

The Chamber Orchestra of New York, Salvatore Di Vittorio, Music Director and Conductor, will be in concert on Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 pm, performing Chamber Orchestra of New York Presents Dvorak's Serenade, Bach, and Vivaldi's Seasons with Oliveira International Violin Competition-winning violinist Sirena Huang, the second concert of their 2016-2017 Masterworks series at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 West 57th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Red Rover Theatre Company Presents the World Premiere of DAS ENDE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Red Rover Theatre Company presents the world premiere of 'Das Ende' (German for 'The End'), a full-length play by Duane Kelly.  (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Presents SYMPHONIC SYMPOSIUM, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

On Monday, March 13, 2017 from 8:00-9:30pm at St. Michael's Church Sanctuary, Amsterdam Avenue between W 99th and W 100th Street. Conductor Thomas Crawford will lead The Making of the Beethoven 9th Symphony, a symphonic symposium on classical music's most iconic masterpiece,Beethoven's 9th Symphony. (more...)

BWW Review: CATCO's SEX WITH STRANGERS Tantalizes with Title but Drags in Dialogue
by Amanda Etchison - Feb 20, 2017

"Sex with Strangers" attempts to address the intriguing issue of perception versus reality against a backdrop of Internet anonymity and viral celebrity. The concept is interesting, fresh and thoughtful, but the overly loquacious script extinguishes the play's fiery and passionate potential. (more...)

Photo Flash: Scholars Claim They Found Author Marcel Proust
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Jean-Pierre Sirois-Trahan, professor at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada, says he has found the writer of IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME in footage of the 1904 wedding of Elaine Greffulhe. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Grusomhetens Teater's THE MOUNTAIN BIRD, Coming to La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Grusomhetens Teater--Norwegian for 'The Theater of Cruelty' (a nod to Antonin Artaud)--is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. This independent, Oslo-based theater troupe will make its North American debut at La MaMa March 2 to 5 with 'The Mountain Bird' (Fjeldfuglen) by Henrik Ibsen, its celebrated staging of a romantic 1859 opera libretto by the great giant of Norwegian theater. The production contains a critically acclaimed original score by contemporary composer Filip Sande and is the company's longest-running show. Scroll down for photos and footage of the piece! (more...)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Announces 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman are pleased to announce the 2017/18 Season with 13 productions in four venues spanning September 2017 - May 2018.  With the start of the 2017/18 Season both Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman will renew their contracts with Milwaukee Rep for an additional four and six years respectively.  Artistic Director Mark Clements began his tenure at Milwaukee Rep in 2010 by introducing a musical into the Quadracci Powerhouse season, creating the New Play Development program, and adapting and directing the world premiere production of A Christmas Carol this past December.   With this contract renewal through 2021 he will continue his commitment to presenting world class works on all three stages.    Managing Director Chad Bauman came to The Rep in 2013 and will continue through 2023 per his contract renewal.  In his time here he has implemented a fruitful strategic business model that supports the theater's artistic vision with a focus on quality, inclusion, citizenship, innovation, and stability. (more...)

Mildred's Umbrella Theatre to Present A HEROINE FREE SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company continues its 2016-2017 season with the world premiere of A HEROINE FREE SUMMER by local poet, playwright and University of St. Thomas English professor Dr. Janet Lowery. Directed by Chesley Krohn, the play centers on four sisters as they relive memories, address past traumas and learn to heal. (more...)

BWW Review: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO Is A Bold And Searing Decoding of America's Racial Divide
by Herbert Paine - Feb 10, 2017

James Baldwin spoke truths about the racial divide in America with an economy of language, a piercing intensity, an indisputable authority, and an authenticity that is sorely absent in today's discussions. Thanks to Raoul Peck, that gap has been filled by one of the most important documentaries of our time, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, which has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature for the 89th Academy Awards and will be screened at this year's Sedona International Film Festival, which runs from February 18th through the 26th. (more...)

Notebook Written by 17th-Century Shakespeare Scholar Shocks Antiques Roadshow Expert
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 7, 2017

According to the Telegraph, a 17th-century notebook containing notes from one of the first Shakespeare scholars left experts 'trembling.' The notebook, entitled Shakespeare: Comedies and Tragedies, was discovered among the collection of 18th century antiquarian John Loveday of Caversham by a relative. (more...)

Stroke patients use artificial intelligence to ensure full therapeutic benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

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Invulnerable Nothings Brings Howard Brenton's BLOODY POETRY and The (un)Staged Reading Series to The Sekrit Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

After a sold out residency at The Brooklyn Art Library in August 2016, INVULNERABLE NOTHINGS presents Howard Brenton's BLOODY POETRY in rep with (un)Staged Readings from Lord Byron's CAIN, Percy Bysshe Shelley's PROMETHEUS UNBOUND, and Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN at The Sekrit Theater from April 21-April 30, 2017. (more...)

Scoop: LIFE IN PIECES on CBS - Thursday, April 27, 2017
by TV Scoop - Apr 6, 2017

Get all the scoop on LIFE IN PIECES, airing on CBS on Thursday, April 27, 2017! (more...)

The Edge Theater Company presents MISERY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The Edge Theater Company presents of "Misery" April 28* through May 21 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays, Monday, May 8 & Thursday, May 18 at 8:00 p.m.; Sundays at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $28; $22 on May 8, and are available online atwww.theedgetheater.com or by calling 303-232-0363.   Group rates are available. The Edge Theater, 1560 Teller Street, Lakewood CO 80214. Free Parking. (more...)

Comedy Thriller DEATHTRAP to Bring Mystery & Fun to Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Syracuse Stage presents "Deathtrap," a comedy-thriller guaranteed to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. (more...)

Jeff Kinney Unveils Cover for New DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE GETAWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Author and creator Jeff Kinney today revealed the cover of the eagerly anticipated 12th book in the internationally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The unveiling of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway took place at New York City's famous Carnegie Hall in front of schoolchildren from throughout the city, broadcast live for fans around the world watching the livestream on the Wimpy Kid YouTube channel. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN SCHWARTZ Coming to Toronto This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

A once in a lifetime opportunity to experience an intimate evening of music and Broadway memories with Stephen Schwartz, the Tony, Oscar, and Grammy Award-winning composer/lyricist of the classic musicals Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell, the Walt Disney films The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, and Pocahontas, and the DreamWorks film The Prince of Egypt. (more...)

NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES Audience Engagement Events Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The current state of criminal justice and incarceration in Illinois will be discussed following two performances of Not About Nightingales - the play Tennessee Williams wrote in response to a real-life 1938 atrocity in which four inmates of a Philadelphia prison were literally roasted to death. (more...)

BWW Review: RTW's Surreal THE VIOLET HOUR Subtly Colors The Future
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 21, 2017

Violet--The color and time of day named in T.S. Eliot's 1922 epic poem The Waste Land. This color permeates Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) season ending production figuratively and literally in the Studio Theatre titled The Violet Hour. Directed by Artistic Director Suzan Fete, the comedy infused with a surrealist happening sets a scene in 1919, a few years after World War I and before the Great Depression. The story tantalizes audiences with the question that is prophecy, knowing the future, a gift or a curse? Richard Greenberg's 2003 Broadway play explores this dilemma and models the period's hope and optimism after "a war to end all wars," on characters referencing Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald and chanteuse Josephine Baker. All celebrities who reached a zenith in their careers, and then ended their lives in some despair. When the audience sits in the theater watching from the 2017 perspective, what do they make of these questions, lives and future? (more...)

Razor-Sharp Satire WELCOME TO BRAGGSVILLE Comes to Book-It
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Book-It presents a darkly funny, world-premiere adaptation of Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson. When good ol' boy D'aron Davenport lets it slip that his hometown in Georgia hosts an annual Civil War reenactment, his new friends at UC Berkeley plan to stage a protest in the form of a "performative intervention." Armed with youthful exuberance and misguided ideas of the South, the intervention goes badly awry. (more...)

Author Patricia McKissack Dies at Age 72
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Author Patricia McKissack, who produced children's books about black history with her husband, passed away on April 7th at the age of 72.  According to her son, Fredrick L. McKissack Jr., the cause was cardiorespiratory arrest. (more...)

Diane O'Connell Announces Guided Novel Writing Retreat
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Unveiling the secrets that led to her guiding her author-clients to become bestselling authors, Diane O'Connell is inviting writers of all levels to join her on a Guided Novel Writing Retreat. This upcoming retreat will mark the fourth time Diane is sharing her insider expertise on writing a bestseller novel, with each hand-picked attendant receiving personalized, one-on-one coaching, along with group development activities, all in the breathtaking Berkshire Mountains. Diane O'Connell, an author and former Random House editor with over 25+ years of experience, wrote her award-winning book for new authors, The Novel-Maker's Handbook: the no-nonsense guide to crafting a marketable story, while on a writing retreat herself; this experience led her to develop the kind of experience she finds authors need to make leaps instead of strides. 'For years, I've been guiding first-time authors to develop stories that will resonate with readers and find a home in the publishing marketplace,' says O'Connell. 'I developed this retreat as a way to teach writers these successful techniques, with the goal of accelerating their progress. I've had attendants with as little as an idea or an outline, to an entire Manuscript, who have benefited immensely from this experience.' Writers are often depicted as living the life of a recluse; Diane has pushed against this stereotype, finding that her author-clients work faster and better when alongside other like-minded authors. 'It's the simple rule of work ethics; we tend to work harder when we have companions with whom to share our experience.' Situated in the Berkshire Mountains, the historic Kemble Inn has partnered with O'Connell to bring the perfect atmosphere that encourages authors to channel their creative spirit. 'When searching for the perfect place to write my last book I came across the Kemble Inn,' notes O'Connell. 'Being there infused me with such rich creative energy; my past attendees have confirmed that this is a place where writers thrive.' Past attendee Carolyn Kay Brancato agrees: 'This retreat helped me jumpstart my next novel and I can honestly say that Diane has changed my life and helped me to get closer to my dream of being a published fiction author.' Registration is still open for the Novel Writing Retreat, with only a few spots remaining. Get more details and find out if the retreat is right for you by visiting writetosellyourbook.com/novel-writing-retreat (more...)

AIV Group Breaks $1 Billion Mark In Total Insurable Value
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

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