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by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Anarchist. Feminist. Advocate for the working class, free love and gay rights... Emma Goldman was a woman ahead of her time. Emma Goldman: Love, Anarchy and Other Affairs by Jessica Litwak is a whirlwind solo performance about the life, loves and radical philosophies of the activist who said, 'If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution.' (more...)

Curio Theatre to Wrap Season with OEDIPUSSY, 4/24-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Curio Theatre Company closes its season with the North American Premiere of Oedipussy, a creation of wildly inventive and hilarious United Kingdom based Spymonkey. Oedipussy is adapted by Emma Rice and written by Carl Grose and Spymokey. This fusion of James Bond and Greek tragedy begins previews April 24, opens Friday, May 2 at 8 p.m, and closes Saturday, May 24. All performances run Thursday-Saturday night at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $25-$20. Performances will take place in Curio's home base, the Calvary Center for Culture and Community at 4740 Baltimore Ave. Tickets and more information are available at or by phone at 215-525-1350. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek- REIGN Next Episode 'Toy Soldiers'
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

REIGN has released a new promo for the show's next episode, 'Toy Soldiers'. When Mary's uncle, the Duke of Guise (guest star Gil Darnell), arrives in France with devastating news about her Mother, Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Francis (Toby Regbo) realize they are torn between putting their own countries first or saving their marriage. With the English throne in jeopardy, King Henry (Alan Van Sprang) hatches an elaborate plan that will end in disaster. Meanwhile, Bash (Torrance Coombs) and Kenna (Caitlin Stasey) solidify their marriage and begin to trust one another. Megan Follows, Anna Popplewell and Celina Sinden also star. The episode was directed by Chris Grismer and written by Mike Herro and David Strauss (#119). (more...)

Brooklyn Museum Presents Public Programs in May 2014 that Include ARTY FACTS: INSPIRATION CREATION, MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH AND TOUR and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of public programs for adults, teens, and kids in May. Public programs include talks, late night events, performances, screenings, and hands-on workshops for children and adults that amplify the Museum's exhibitions and permanent collection, serve its diverse public, and support learning through the visual arts. (more...)

ComedySportz in Richmond to Host MOMINATION, 5/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

This Mother's Day weekend the Mothers of ComedySportz players are taking on their kids in a battle of wits and improv, ComedySportz Momination -The ComedySportz Mom Challenge. Over three performances Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10 the Mothers of the ComedySportz Middle School, High School, Minor and Major Leagues compete against their children in three ComedySportz matches. Tickets cost $10 and are available online at or by phone at (804) 266-9377. Moms are offered free admission to the shows with proof of Motherhood and the child or children must sit with their Mother for the duration of the match. All matches are played at the ComedySportz Improv Theatre at 8906 West Broad Street. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Well Performed Frustration in ACT's BETHANY
by Jay Irwin - Apr 18, 2014

There's a plot device that has annoyed me since I was a kid. Sitcoms use it a lot. It's where the main character keeps lying and/or making obviously poor decisions which keeps digging them deeper and deeper into a hole until you just want to scream at them, "Just tell the truth and do the right thing already!" In sitcoms it all gets resolved in a fun way in 22 minutes and everyone learns a valuable lesson. But when this plot device is combined with the nation's current economic woes as is the case with Laura Marks' play "Bethany", currently playing at ACT, that frustration with the characters never seems to end leading to a bleak evening which left me asking, "why?" Is this a journey we need to take or is it simply frustration for frustration's sake and shining a spotlight on the plight of some to make others without the plight feel better about their lives? (more...)

Bookworks Presents Todays Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

When I was quite young, my great-aunt and I walked to our tiny library every week, first stopping at the corner store to buy bananas. After we had picked out our books, we'd sit on the front steps, eat a banana, and consider what we had chosen. (A rosy memory, since weather in western Washington precludes most step-sitting occasions.) Later, a bookmobile came around; I recall the thrill of stepping up into a world of wonders. Later still, our little town got a larger library, attached to the fire station. I raced through the books to the extent that Mrs. Dawes, the librarian, called my Mother to ask if I could check out adult books. I wanted then to be a librarian--specifically, a bookmobile librarian--and have never lost my love for libraries. (more...)

SCANDAL Finale Recap: Bombs and Bacteria and Elections, Oh My!
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 18, 2014

All right Gladiators, put on your white hats and buckle your seatbelts, because tonight's third season finale all the twists and turns than you would expect from a SCANDAL season finale. In the end, I was really proud of Shonda Rhimes that after last year's “Dad?” Season Finale, she seemingly went in a completely different way with this year's cliffhanger. I'm going to try and chronicle EVERYTHING that happened in this episode (while throwing in some observations and snark where I can), so grab yourself a glass of red wine, this is going to be a long one… (more...)

Author of 'When Angels Die' Donates Book to a Library in Denton, Texas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The author of 'When Angels Die,' a self-help guide to surviving a rape or another crime, recently donated a copy of the book to Denton Public Library's Emily Fowler Central Library in Denton, Texas. Caroline de Chavigny visited Denton April 5 to sign and sell copies of 'When Angels Die' at North Texas Book Festival. 'When Angels Die' shares how de Chavigny, then a young single Mother, saw her world forever changed when she was raped and left for dead in her own home in July 1993. She survived, but de Chavigny and her children suffered scars that took years to heal. 'When Angels Die' offers hope to those living with fear because of a crime. The book is a guide to regaining control, said de Chavigny, who spent many years searching the correct professional therapy for her family. 'It's so difficult for anyone who has been a crime victim to know what to do and how to deal with the flood of questions and fears that surface,' de Chavigny said. 'It takes time, but it's possible for crime victims to become crime survivors. 'I dedicate the book to those in transition.' The book, published by Banney House Publications, also is available at and www. About Caroline de Chavigny Author Caroline de Chavigny was born in Montreal, Canada, and has a bachelor's degree in business. Through her latest book, 'When Angels Die,' de Chavigny aims to share how she overcame post-traumatic stress disorder after a vicious criminal attack, and she offers hope to others facing their own transitions from crime victims to survivors. Her desire to help others also led her write children's books, including 'A Sparrow's Sad Song' and 'Merry Birthday.' Her style of writing comes straight from the heart. All of de Chavigny's books are published by Banney House Publications. To order any of de Chavigny's books, go to or to (more...)

Author Teaches Children How to Defeat Bullies in 'Hal Knows Martial Arts'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

According to NBC News, the effects of bullying can linger in a child's life long after the bullying has ended. How can we help children defend themselves without using violence? (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 18, 2014
by - Apr 18, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Mariah Brooks Releases 'An Exciting Journey to Awakening'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Charlotte, NC (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the First Three Minutes of Joss Whedon's IN YOUR EYES
by Movies News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Director Joss Whedon has released the first three minutes of his new film IN YOUR EYES which is debuting this week at the Tribeca Film Festival. The story, starring Broadway vet Zoe Kazan (granddaughter of legendary producer and director Elia Kazan) and Michael Stahl-David as two people with seemingly no connection unexplainably drawn together across the continent. Kazan plays a wife and Mother in New England who shares a metaphysical connection with Stahl-David's ex-con in New Mexico. (more...)

'The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

San Francisco (more...)

Carnival Cruise Lines Introduces New Marine-Themed 'Camp Ocean' Children's Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Carnival Cruise Lines, the leader in family cruising, today unveiled Camp Ocean an exciting, new marine-themed children's program coming to its fleet of 24 "Fun Ships." Set to debut on Carnival Freedom on May 24, the expansive new program will immerse children ages 2-11 in the wonders of the sea through fun, engaging and educational experiences. More than 200 new ocean-inspired activities will range from educational games such as Sea Creature Discovery, Marine Life Trivia, Under the Sea Mad Libs and Ocean Artifacts Memory Tray to creative arts opportunities such as Design Your Own Aquarium, Make Your Own Sailboat, Sea Salt Art, and Create a Penguin from Oreos. (more...)

Judith Light & More to be Honored at 13th Annual UCP of NYC Women Who Care Luncheon, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Loreen Arbus, Founder & Chair of Women Who Care and Edward R. Matthews, CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, today announced the honorees for the 13th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon. (more...)

CBS Network Is 2013-14 Comedy Leader
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

CBS will finish the season as the network comedy leader with eight of the top 10 comedies in viewers and six of the top 10 in adults 18-49 (more...)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Tells CBS SUNDAY MORNING 'I Am Not Running for President'
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) new book about the economy is in no way setting the groundwork for a run for president, (more...)

VIDEO: MOTHERS AND SONS Tyne Daly: 'You Get to Learn Your Job on Broadway'
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Emmy-winning actress Tyne Daly stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about her new Broadway play 'Mothers and Sons' and her love of theater. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'No Exit' on Tonight's REIGN on The CW
by - Apr 17, 2014

On tonight's episode The CW's REIGN titled "No Exit", when Mary's brother James (guest star Joe Doyle) arrives in France and convinces Mary to return to Scotland, Francis (Toby Regbo) is suspicious (more...)

MARXFEST, Centennial Celebration of The Marx Bros, Adds More Events, 5/1-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

In May 1914, four brothers at a poker table sat down as Leonard, Arthur, Julius, and Milton, and stood up as Chico, Harpo, Groucho, and Gummo. In May 2014, MARXFEST celebrates the centennial of this momentous event with screenings, talks, parties, performances, and remembrances, all in the city of their birth. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Billy Zane, Jenn Gambatese and More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago General Director Anthony Freud announced today four additional performances due to popular demand for Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Broadway musical The Sound of Music, April 25-May 25, 2014, at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive. Additional performance dates are Friday, May 23 at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 24 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 25 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29 and are available now at or at 312-827-5600. (more...)

EYES AND EARS World Premiere Opens Tonight at Gorilla Tango
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Mondisa Monde Productions has announced the world-premiere production 'Eyes and Ears: The Musical,' a musical that brings together deaf and hearing performers. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays, today, April 17 through 25, 2014 at 6 pm and Saturdays April 19 and 26, 2014 at 12 pm. (more...)

CANDIDA Plays Pittsburgh Public Theater, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Pittsburgh Public Theater's Masterpiece Season continues with George Bernard Shaw's sparkling comedy, Candida, directed by Ted Pappas. Candida runs today, April 17 - May 18, 2014 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. (more...)

VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Chats Lead Role in 'HEDWIG' on GMA
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris stopped by this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA to discuss his leading role in Broadway's 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch.' Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Pontine Theatre Presents SHAKESPEARE'S WILL, Now thru 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Today, April 17-20, Pontine Theatre presents Shakespeare's Will performed by guest artist, Tannis Kowalchuk. The production is underwritten by Piscataqua Savings Bank. Anne Hathaway married William Shakespeare in 1582, raised their children, and buried her husband in 1616. The rest of their 32 years of marriage is one of literary history's great mysteries. This mystery provides a dark and comedic playground for this beautiful and lyrical solo performance piece written by Vern Thiessen. (more...)

Katharine McPhee on Acting Career: 'I Was Super-Grateful for 'Smash'
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

In an exclusive interview with, Katharine McPhee talks about her acting career and reveals she has tried to 'steer away' from music-related acting roles and instead, focus on straight acting. (more...)

Caroline Aaron Stars in LA Debut of BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW at NoHo Arts Center, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

49TH Parallel in association the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE), are thrilled to present the Los Angeles premiere of a new play, BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW, written by Bekah Brunstetter (OOHRAH!) and directed by Sara Botsford. BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW will preview tonight, April 17 at 8pm and will open on Friday, April 18 at 8pm and run for six weeks through Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood. (more...)

Scoop: THE CRAZY ONES on CBS - Tonight, April 17, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 17, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE CRAZY ONES, airing on CBS tonight, April 17, 2014! (more...)

Jourdan Dunn is the New Face of Maybelline
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Maybelline New York announced that London bred beauty Jourdan Dunn is their newest spokesmodel. Jourdan will be joining an elite group of Maybelline models which includes Christy Turlington, Emily DiDonato and a host of others. (more...)

Greater Austin High School Musical Theater Awards Set for the Long Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

It will be a night of firsts for performing arts in Austin, Texas! The First Annual Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards (GAHSMTA) will be held at the Long Center, tonight, April 17 at 7:30pm. Not only will it be the first large scale project fully produced in-house by Austin's iconic performing arts venue on Lady Bird Lake, but also it will be the first time the Long Center has partnered with ZACH Theatre and The University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts. (more...)

Vintage Theatre Presents GREY GARDENS, 4/18 - 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Vintage Theatre presents "Grey Gardens" at 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances, which begin April 18th and end May 25th, are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., with additional performances on Thursday, May 22 @ 7:30 and Saturday, May 24 @ 2:30. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Exclusive Clip from New Horror Musical STAGE FRIGHT, Starring Minnie Driver
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 17, 2014

STAGE FRIGHT, the new horror/musical starring Meat Loaf and Minnie Driver is now available on iTunes / On Demand and will be released in select theaters May 9, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mustard Seed Theatre's Revival of FALLING Well Worth Revisiting
by Chris Gibson - Apr 17, 2014

It's been a couple of years since playwright Deanna Jent's FALLING debuted here in St. Louis, and since then it's been published, and gone on to receive rave reviews on both coasts. FALLING's impact has been a wonderful thing to witness from afar, and so it's especially nice that we get the opportunity to revisit the play in Mustard Seed Theatre's current production. This was challenging and rewarding must-see theatre when I reviewed it in 2011, and I can assure you that my opinion is even stronger. This is a powerful piece that raises a number of important questions. (more...)

Eddie Bruce to Celebrate Mother's Day with Dinner and Show at the Parx Casino, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Celebrating Mom has never been so jazzy as it will be in the 360 Club at Parx Casino on Sunday, May 11 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia's popular singer Eddie Bruce stars in "The Music & Magic of Tony Bennett" with The Tom Adams Trio. (more...)

Painting and Poetry to Mingle at COM's International Poetry Day Celebration with Anya Ezhevskaya, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

For Anya Ezhevskaya, art is worth the mess. In a unique live painting and poetry talk at College of the Mainland April 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the COM Fine Arts Building, she will demonstrate her seriously lighthearted approach to art. (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre to Stage THE OLD SETTLER, 5/3-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Ensemble Theatre presents its revival comedy, The Old Settler by John Henry Redwood and directed by Ensemble Artistic Director Eileen J. Morris. (more...)

New Children's Book Discusses Death and Dying
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

GG is Lily's great-grandMother. Mamela is GG's pet name for Lily. The two share a special relationship and when GG falls ill, Lily visits her in the hospice. This new, 32-page illustrated book depicts the two togetherreading, listening to harp music, eating chicken soup, and looking at photos. Lily notices the changes in GG and says her last goodbye. The book concludes with a recipe for chicken soup and an afterword by clinical psychologist Dr. Laura Brock. (more...)

Review Roundup: ACT ONE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 17, 2014

The Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop) production of Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart, opens tonight, April 17, at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Three Artists Have Been Short-Listed for the BP Portrait Award 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

In a record-breaking year for entries, three artists have been short-listed for the twenty-fifth anniversary BP Portrait Award 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Their sitters are a homeless man in Germany who earns money by cleaning car windscreens, an American woman who was reluctant to sit for a portrait painted by her son, and the Bath-based grandMother and model featured in Channel Four's Fabulous Fashionistas. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Seeing Red' on Next Epsidoe of ARROW
by - Apr 17, 2014

On the next episode of The CW's ARROW titled "Seeing Red", the mirakuru sends Roy (Colton Haynes) into an uncontrollable rage and he unleashes on the city. (more...)

Scoop: MIKE & MOLLY on CBS - Saturday, May 10, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 17, 2014

Get all the scoop on MIKE & MOLLY, airing on CBS on Saturday, May 10, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: 2 BROKE GIRLS on CBS - Monday, May 5, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 17, 2014

Get all the scoop on 2 BROKE GIRLS, airing on CBS on Monday, May 5, 2014! (more...)

Justin Timberlake & More Set for OPRAH'S MASTER CLASS Star-Studded Line Up; Watch Preview!
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The acclaimed, Emmy award nominated series 'Oprah's Master Class" featuring an unprecedented first-person insight into the brilliant minds of entertainers we love, respect and admire, returns with an all-new season premiering Sunday, May 11 (more...)

Mary Bogue to Bring A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY to Joslyn Center, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Los Angeles singer Mary Bogue will bring "A Sentimental Journey" to the Arthur Newman Theatre at The Joslyn Center in Palm Desert on Sunday, May 11th at 2 PM as part of Sunday's In Summer Cabaret Series presented by Les Michaels Life Is A Cabaret, currently in it's 5th season. (more...)

Third Annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards Announces Finalists; Ceremony Set for 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

In celebration of outstanding achievement in high school musical theater performances, Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the twenty-four finalists for the Third Annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards. The finalists (12 young actors & 12 young actresses) have been invited to participate in the Awards program, which will be held at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St.) on Friday, April 25, 2014. (more...)

THE GIN GAME to Open 4/25 at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Little Fish Theatre today announced the opening of THE GIN GAME, by D.L. Coburn. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1978, the play was originally cast with Hume Cronin and Jessica Tandy, who won a Best Actress Tony for her performance. (more...)

Rachel Potter Launches Fundraising for 'Not So Black and White' Album with PledgeMusic
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Broadway veteran Rachel Potter has just announced that a solo country album is in the works, and supporters can help to make the project a reality through PledgeMuisc. She writes: 'I have partnered with PledgeMusic to make my new album, 'Not So Black and White.' And now - I am asking you to partner with us, too! I am an independent artist, which means, I don't have a record label to pay for the expenses of making an album. But these days, you don't need a record label! We can be our own label, and YOU can be the CEO. All the songs, the producer, and the studio are ready to go - we just need your help! Please help me make this album, and together we can make a difference in country music.' Click here to donate to the cause! (more...)

PAUL ROBESON Playwright Phillip Hayes Dean Passes Away at 83
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Phillip Hayes Dean, who was a playwright, director and actor in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and various regional theaters died on Monday, April 14, 2014 from a heart condition, a family spokesperson announced. He was 83. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 16th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 16, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Cats,' 'Les Miserables' and 'Songs From An Unmade Bed,' rake in the reviews, 'Road Show' and 'Passion' will be followed by 'Assassins,' Theo readies 'The Andrews Sisters,' Kokandy brings back 'The Full Monty' and 'Loving Repeating,' plus two kids shows and more! (more...)

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