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Oregon Shakespeare Festival to host National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival this October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) and the Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists (CAATA) will present the 2016 National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival (ConFest) Oct. 1-9, 2016, hosted by OSF's biannual CultureFest. (more...)

BACKSTAGE with the Bechdels: Five Fun Facts From Our FUN HOME Panel
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 9, 2016

On September 10, the Bechdel family is flying away from Broadway's Circle in the Square Theater when the the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winner for Best Musical plays its final performance. But before the cast moves out of their Broadway home, BroadwayWorld brought a few of the Bechdel's together for one last interview to reminisce on some memories from their run, the emotional response to the piece, backstage camaraderie, and the political timeliness that has made Fun Home, as Judy Kuhn puts it, 'a show meant for right now.' (more...)

MTC Kicks Off 50th Season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Marin Theatre Company opens its 50th Anniversary Season with Tracy Letts' August: Osage County. The play debuted at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, moving directly to Broadway in 2007. Following its TONY® Award-winning NYC run, the production began its US National Tour in 2009. It has since enjoyed successful runs at theatres around the world, however MTC's production will be one of the first professional productions in the Bay Area since the Broadway tour in 2009. (more...)

THE DAYS ARE AS GRASS, Directed by Jane Edwina Seymour, Opens at Depot Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Jane Edwina Seymour, who has been enjoying a successful career in LA for the last few years, will return to Sydney to direct an incredible, home-grown cast in Carol Hall's astounding 8-piece play, Days Are as Grass, as part of the 2016 Depot Theatre Season. (more...)

THE BOX and Brassaii Noir to Present CULTURE/SHOCK This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Unlike anything you've seen or experienced before, THE BOX is the exclusive 'cabaret nouveau' theatre of varieties concept anchored in New York and London. Not for the faint of heart, CULTURE/SHOCK is immersive, visually striking, and provocative. A transformed Brassaii with THE BOX's production will feature captivating performances that are boldly entertaining and risque. (more...)

OPERA ON THE MALL Rescheduled to Sunday, October 2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Due to rainy Saturday forecasts, Opera Philadelphia's FREE HD broadcast of Puccini's Turandot has been rescheduled to Sunday, October 2.  All tickets issued for the original broadcast date of Saturday, October 1, will be honored on the new date, and guests can continue to register for free tickets at (more...)

The 2016 Taiwan Cycling Festival Kicks Off, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Taiwan has a huge array of terrestrial and marine species, and more than 269 mountain peaks over 3,000 meters above sea level. There are also world-class bike lanes and cycling facilities with 233 of them running across world-famous attractions; numerous cycling enthusiasts all over the world will visit Taiwan every year to experience this biking destination. The 2016 Taiwan Cycling Festival will be held from October 8 to November 13. This approximately month-long festival is an annual cycling effort that draws extensive participation throughout Taiwan. (more...)

'The Art of Entertaining Relais & Chteaux: Menus, Flowers, Table Settings, and More for Memorable Celebrations' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

NORTH HATLEY, Quebec and CAMBRIDGE, Ontario,, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ For the first time, the hospitality experts at Relais & Chteaux are sharing their secrets for creating unforgettable celebrations at home. The Art of Entertaining Relais & Chteaux: Menus, Flowers, Table Settings, and More for Memorable Celebrations (Rizzoli, September 27, 2016) features recipes, table settings and more, mixed in with lush photos and fascinating peeks into the rich history of the distinguished Relais and Chteaux collection of fine independent hotels and restaurants. (more...)

Upcoming Catholic University Drama Productions Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Catholic University of America Department of Drama will present the following performances for the 2016-2017 academic year. Unless otherwise noted, performances take place at the Hartke Theatre on the Catholic University campus at 3801 Harewood Road, N.E., Washington, D.C. (more...)

'PI Revelations: True Celebrity, Political and Cop Case Stories' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

HOUSTON, Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Rob Kimmons, of Kimmons Investigative Services, Inc., has released his new book, PI Revelations: True Celebrity, Political and Cop Case Stories. The book reveals behind-the-scenes facts in some major nationally covered cases and events. (more...)

Harlem Rep to Stage Jazzy THE WIZARD OF OZ for Young Audiences
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 27, 2016

Harlem Repertory Theatre will stage 'The Wizard of Oz,' co-produced by the Yip Harburg Foundation, for young (and young-at-heart) audiences October 8 to December 13 at Tato Laviera Theatre at Harlem Prep Elementary School, 240 East 123rd Street (at 3rd Ave.), Manhattan. (more...)

Old City Fest Returns on Sun Oct 9th with 100 Vendors, 30 Restaurants, Fashion Shows, Family Fun, Live Music and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Old City District presents Old City Fest on Sunday, October 9, 2016, from 11:00am to 6:00pm, along N. 3rd Street (from Market to Race) and Arch Street (from 2nd to 4th). Activities will include a festival stage with live music, two runway fashion shows, a family fun zone, pop-up street performances and a wide array of food, beverages, art, craft and retail shopping, with 100+ Old City vendors participating. Admission is free, with food and drink pay-as-you-go. (more...)

BWW Review: DURAN SANDWICHES are Unique and Absolutely Delicious
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 27, 2016

Duran Sandwiches in the Flatiron District of Manhattan is a unique gourmet experience where you will enjoy delicious, artfully prepared open-faced sandwiches made with the finest and freshest ingredients. (more...)

Explore Santa Barbara County on a California Wines Road Trip
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

California's beautiful wine regions offer a wide variety of wines and experiences to enjoy and are a key reason that many travelers choose the Golden State as a vacation destination. To help visitors learn more, Wine Institute's California Wines Road Trip series highlights different regions. This month, take a trip to Santa Barbara County, a region with a 200-plus year history that was put in the spotlight by the indie hit film, Sideways, and travel magazines worldwide. Santa Barbara's "mountains meet the sea" picture-postcard geography produces diverse microclimates, making it possible for winegrowers to grow dozens of winegrape varieties especially Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. (more...)

Transport Group Announces 2016-17 Season: PICNIC and COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA - William Inge in Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Drama Desk and OBIE-winning Transport Group will present Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, two plays in rotating repertory as the centerpiece of its 2016-17 season.  Performances begin Thursday, February 23 and run through Sunday, April 23 at the Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street.  The opening night has been set for Sunday, March 26. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Reed Birney Will Star in Second Stage Theatre's MAN FROM NEBRASKA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that Tony Award winner Reed Birney (The Humans) will star in the leading role of Ken Carpenter in the upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Lett's 2003 play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. Mr. Birney has previously appeared in three Second Stage productions - The Family of Mann, Loose Knit, and Winterplay. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Sets Cast for THE MODEL APARTMENT by Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its production of The Model Apartment written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies. (more...)

NAPA Ventures announces acquisition of Woodbridge Townhomes (91 units) & Westwood Apartments (187 units) in Dallas-Forth Worth metro area
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016


The Four Seasons Come to the Orpheum in JERSEY BOYS This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The National Tour of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, welcomed Cory Jeacoma (Bob Gaudio) on September 15 in Syracuse, NY. He joins a company that includes Matthew Dailey (Tommy DeVito), Aaron De Jesus (Frankie Valli) and Keith Hines (Nick Massi) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. JERSEY BOYS will return to the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN October 25-30. (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Theatreworks Starts its Season with a Top-Notch Production of the Enigmatic Play, THE REALISTIC JONESES
by Audrey Liebross - Sep 19, 2016

Desert Theatreworks (DTW), Palm Desert's 501(c)(3) community theatre, is presenting Will Eno's esoteric play, THE REALISTIC JONESES. This top-notch production is a must-see for theatergoers interested in well-acted, absorbing, unsettling plays. However, the meaning of the play is difficult to discern. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20. (more...)

'Fiddler' Star Joins Cast of TV Land's YOUNGER for Season 3
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Ben Rappaport, currently starring in the Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, has been cast in a recurring role in the third season of TV Land's YOUNGER. (more...)

Baltimore Symphonic Band to Launch 'Year of Shakespeare' at CCBC Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Baltimore Symphonic Band, under the direction of Christopher Wolfe, will kick off CCBC Performing Arts' 'A Year of Shakespeare' with a concert of music inspired by literature, including selections including Tchaikovsky's 'Romeo and Juliet.' (more...)

Donald Margulies' SHIPWRECKED! Will Bring Out Your Inner Child at I.C.T.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

How much are we willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world? Inspired by the real-life autobiography of Louis de Rougemont, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies celebrates the power of storytelling with a fantastical theatrical adventure sure to bring out every audience member's inner child.Luke Yankee (ICT's Private Lives, former artistic director of Long Beach Civic Light Opera and Struthers Library Theatre) directs Shipwrecked! for an October 14 opening at International City Theatre. Two low-priced previews take place on Oct. 12 and Oct. 13. (more...)

Sydney Fringe Festival Launches FRINGE KIDS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

 The 2016 Sydney Fringe Festival, presented from 1 - 30 September, includes FRINGE KIDS, a robust program of events dedicated to kids and families. FRINGE KIDS is supported by Sydney Airport and includes multiple events during the last two weeks of the Festival, leading up to the school holidays, including Picnic days, film screenings, workshops, theatre and magic shows. (more...)

GREASE:LIVE Tops 2016 Creative Emmy Awards; Check Out Tonight's Full List of Winners!
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 11, 2016

The Television Academy tonight presented Part 2 of its two 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies for programs and individual achievements at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents OPERA IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Opening weekend for San Francisco Opera's 2016-17 Season continues with the 43rd San Francisco Chronicle Presents Opera in the Park free outdoor concert on Sharon Meadow in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, Sunday, September 11 at 1:30 p.m. This annual open-air concert celebrates the opening of San Francisco Opera's 94th season and features many distinguished artists from the Company's Fall Season performing favorite arias and duets by Donizetti, Giordano, Rossini, Verdi and others accompanied by Company Music Director Nicola Luisotti and conductor George Manahan leading the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. (more...)

Huntington Sets Special Events for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Sunday in the Park with George, Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. (more...)

Laurie Metcalf & Chris Cooper Will Lead A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Producer Scott Rudin today announced that Lucas Hnath's new play, A Doll's House, Part 2, will come to Broadway next spring in a production directed by Tony Award®-winner Sam Gold. A wildly inventive new American play that picks up after Henrik Ibsen's most cherished work concludes, A Doll's House, Part 2 will boast an all-star cast that features three-time Emmy Award-winner and three-time Tony Award®-nominee Laurie Metcalf, Academy Award-winner Chris Cooper, Tony Award®-winner Jayne Houdyshelland two-time Tony Award®-nominee Condola Rashad. Beginning preview performances at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) on Saturday, April 1, 2017, this 16-week engagement will officially open on Thursday, April 27. (more...)

Full Cast for RANCHO VIEJO Announced - Mark Blum, Bill Buell and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced complete casting for RANCHO VIEJO, the world premiere of a new play by Dan LeFranc (The Big Meal at Playwrights, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, In the Labyrinth) and directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Placebo, This at Playwrights; Fool For Love; Bad Jews; 4000 Miles; [sic]).  Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, RANCHO VIEJO will be the third production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season.    (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016


BWW Review: DOCTOR FAUSTUS - Devilishly Good
by Lynn Beaver - Oct 6, 2016

Christopher Marlowe's iconic work, DOCTOR FAUSTUS, currently playing at The Curtain Theatre, produced by The Baron's Men, is not only a well done piece of historical theatre, it's downright fun. (more...)

Cast Complete for Joe Gulla's GARBO Reading at The Dramatists Guild
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for a private staged reading of Joe Gulla's 'GARBO'. Directed by Brian Rardin, the staged reading will be performed on October 21. This reading will be part of the Friday Night Footlights Series held in the Mary Rodgers Room at The Dramatists Guild. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Georgica Pond, the highly anticipated new album from JOHNNYSWIM is exclusively streaming in full as part of NPR Music's First Listen series. (more...)

MG Properties Group Acquires Reflections at the Marina Apartments in Sparks, NV (Reno MSA)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016


BWW Review: Gifted Women Define Tennessee Williams Tender Heartbreak at MCT
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Oct 3, 2016

Misfits: The 2016-2017 theme for Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's season. A little known Tennessee Williams play, A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur provides Williams' misfits, four 'women of a certain age,' a stage for exposing their misfortunes in St. Louis, the 1930's. In a place 'just a street car ride away from a cooling Sunday afternoon Picnic' at Lake Creve Coeur, Missouri, the misfits uncover what their lives might be in the future. A stage where their adventures appear courtesy of the up and coming Director Leda Hoffman who transforms Kay Allmand, Kelly Doherty, Molly Rhode and Karen Estrada on a set where 'roses explode like a bombshell of clashing colors' designed by Courtney O'Neill. In fact, the entire production becomes a tour de force for women in the theater, on stage and behind the scenes. (more...)

Accepting Submissions for 2017 National Music Theater Conference
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, a two-time Tony Award winner and latest recipient of the National Medal of Arts, is now accepting projects for development during the 2017 National Music Theater Conference. Applicants may submit music theater works for consideration through Friday, November 18th, 2016. (more...)

55 Places Spotlights 20 Luxurious Communities From Around the Country
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016


The Chicago Inclusion Project Announces Partnership with The Hypocrites
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Chicago Inclusion Project Founder and Producer Emjoy Gavino is thrilled to announce a new partnership between The Chicago Inclusion Project, a collective dedicated to championing inclusion and diversity in Chicago theater, and The Hypocrites, the off-loop theater company known for mounting bold productions that challenge preconceptions, re-interpreting classics and tackling ambitious new works.  (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends Again at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Public Theater has announced a final extension today for the first major New York revival of PLENTY, written by David Hare. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, the show began performances on Tuesday, November 4 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 20. It will now run through Thursday, December 1, with an official press opening Sunday, October 23. (more...)

Wayne Brady, Whitney Bashor, Saycon Sengbloh and More Tapped for Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the Wallis; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Legendary American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's masterwork Merrily We Roll Along is revisited in a new production under the direction of Tony Award nominee Michael Arden (Spring Awakening) set for the Bram Goldsmith Theater stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from November 23 through December 18. (more...)

'QUEER SCARE III' Readings Coming Up This Fall at Village Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016


JOHNNYSWIM's GEORGICA POND Debuts at No. 5 on iTunes Top Albums Chart
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Georgica Pond, the latest album from beloved singing-songwriting duo JOHNNYSWIM, is out today via Big Picnic Records. The album, which debuts at #5 on Top Albums and #1 on Singer-Songwriter iTunes charts, is receiving widespread critical acclaim. (more...)

International City Theatre Presents SHIPWRECKED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

How much are we willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world? Inspired by the real-life autobiography of Louis de Rougemont, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Marguliescelebrates the power of storytelling with a fantastical theatrical adventure sure to bring out every audience member's inner child. Luke Yankee (ICT's Private Lives, former artistic director of Long Beach Civic Light Opera and Struthers Library Theatre) directs Shipwrecked! for an October 14 opening at International City Theatre. Two low-priced previews take place on Oct. 12 and Oct. 13. (more...)

Sound Theatre Company Nominated for 7 Gregory Awards, Including Theatre of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Despite a budget that is literally millions of dollars less than Seattle's oldest and most established theater's, Seattle's Sound Theatre Company is nominated for 7 awards in 7 categories. Not only is Sound Theatre Company looking to win a plethora of honors on October 24th but this relatively small organization has already garnered 4 People's Choice Awards as voted on by the region's theatre-going public. The Gregory Awards hosted by Theatre Puget Sound is the regionest largest honorarium of excellence in the field of live theatre. (more...)

Where Are They Now? EMILY FAITH
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 12, 2016

Actor, stage manager, teaching artist, blogger, raconteur, Lipscomb University alumna - no matter how you refer to Emily Faith, she remains something of an enigma. No matter how well you think you know her, there's always more to discover, more layers to peel away. To say that Emily Faith is an intriguing individual remains an understatement of the first order: She is a fascinating woman. (more...)

CAPREIT Acquires Avana Southgate Apartments in Louisville
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016


Irish Band Bell X1 Announce Release of Seventh Studio Album, ARMS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Irish band, Bell X1, undoubtedly one of Ireland's most beloved bands release their seventh studio album, ARMS, on October 14, 2016.  Today, the entire album can be heard exclusively through the The Irish Times – Listen HERE who, in their 4/5 star review say the album is, “…another marvellous piece of work from a band that continues to gently, respectfully startle.”  (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

From October 21 - November 20, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold new musical by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb about a sensational true story that changed American history.  (more...)

Scoop: Cooking Channel November 2016 Highlights
by TV Scoop - Oct 10, 2016

Get all the scoop on Cooking Channel November 2016 Highlights (more...)

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