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based on "The Prodigal Son" story from the Bible

Gay, 18-year-old Luke goes on a journey of self-discovery. He flees his small hometown for the thrilling unknowns of city life, takes a hard ride and some big falls, but ultimately he must return to his family for forgiveness.


Drama Desk Award Winner J.E. Franklin to Bring Staged Reading of TO BREAK EVERY YOKE to Castillo Theatre, 10/5Drama Desk Award Winner J.E. Franklin to Bring Staged Reading of TO BREAK EVERY YOKE to Castillo Theatre, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Drama Desk Award winning playwright J.E. Franklin will present her new book of plays To Break Every Yoke with a staged production starring actress Vinie Burrows on Sunday October 5, from 2pm-4pm at the Castillo Theatre located at 543 W 42nd Street. (more...)

Three Performers to Retire This Spring as Principal Dancers for American Ballet TheatreThree Performers to Retire This Spring as Principal Dancers for American Ballet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes, Principal Dancers with American Ballet Theatre, have announced their retirements from the Company at the conclusion of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera House season in New York City. 'These three unique ballerinas have each made such distinctive contributions to ABT throughout the years,' Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie stated. 'With them, an era of our history resides. Their remarkable careers will be three more reasons to celebrate our 75th Anniversary season.' (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Introduces Three New Dancers to CompanyJoffrey Ballet Introduces Three New Dancers to Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

CHICAGO (September 3, 2014) – Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, is pleased to announce the addition of three dancers to the Joffrey's international roster for the 2014-2015 season: Artur Babajanyan (Armenia), Edson Barbosa (Brazil) and Brooke Linford, a former Joffrey Academy of Dance Trainee (Alpine, Utah). The three new dancers officially began rehearsing with the company July 21. (more...)

Soho Rep & PlayCo to Present GENERATIONS, 9/30-10/26Soho Rep & PlayCo to Present GENERATIONS, 9/30-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Soho Rep. and The Play Company, in association with John Adrian Selzer, announce casting and the creative team for the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's generations. The production, September 30-October 26, reunites the playwright with director Leah C. Gardiner, who worked together on the OBIE Award-winning 2011 production of born bad. generations features a 12-person community chorus led by music director Bongi Duma (The Lion King). The cast includes Shyko Amos (An Octoroon), Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant (The Lion King), Ntombikhona Dlamini (Sarafina!), Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, Poppie Nongena), Jonathan Peck (The Lion in Winter) and Michael Rogers (born bad, Breakfast With Mugabe). (more...)

THE TALL BOY Begins 9/24 at Theatre RowTHE TALL BOY Begins 9/24 at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Tandy Cronyn will star in THE TALL BOY, a play by Simon Bent based on the short story 'The Lost' by Kay Boyle. It is directed by Bruch Reed, based on original staging by David Hammond. It will be presented Sept. 24 and November 2 at Theatre Row as part of United Solo Theatre Festival (more...)

Kaufman and Hart - The Works of Broadway's Legendary DuoKaufman and Hart - The Works of Broadway's Legendary Duo
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 28, 2014

This season's revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opens on Broadway tonight, and in honor of the playwriting pair's long list of contributions to the theatre, we've rounded up some of their most notable works. Scroll down to learn more about the duo's canon! (more...)

PNB Principal Dancer Carla Körbes to Retire at End of the SeasonPNB Principal Dancer Carla Körbes to Retire at End of the Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal and principal dancer Carla Körbes have announcedthat Ms. Körbes will retire from the Company at the end of PNB's 2014-2015 season. Ms. Körbes joined PNB as a soloist in 2005 and was promoted to principal in 2006. (more...)

J.e. Franklin to Present TO BREAK EVERY YOKE at the Castillo Theatre, 10/5J.e. Franklin to Present TO BREAK EVERY YOKE at the Castillo Theatre, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Drama Desk Award winning playwright Ms. J. e Franklin will present her new book To Break Every Yoke, a collection of plays that includes her classic drama Black Girl, on Sunday October 5, from 2pm-4pm at the Castillo Theatre located at 543 W 42nd Street. (more...)

Rosanne Cash to Play Harris Center, 10/3Rosanne Cash to Play Harris Center, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Grammy-winning country-rock singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash returns to Harris Center for the Arts to perform live from her 13th record, The River & The Thread. Cash won the hearts of her audience when she appeared here in spring of 2011. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BURIED CHILD Makes for a Trying Visit to a Slice of Demented AmericanaBWW Reviews: BURIED CHILD Makes for a Trying Visit to a Slice of Demented Americana
by Gil Kaan - Sep 14, 2014

Close to three hours of crazy behavior, with doses of disgusting, despicable action mixed in, make for an extremely intense, but trying evening. (more...)

WAYWARD: THE PRODIGAL SON to Be Released 11/7WAYWARD: THE PRODIGAL SON to Be Released 11/7
by Movies News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Cedar Fort Entertainment announced today that it will be releasing 'Wayward: The Prodigal Son,' on Nov. 7, 2014, in over 25 select faith-based markets. (more...)

Tony Winning 'WIZ' Director & Costume Designer Geoffrey Holder Dies at 84Tony Winning 'WIZ' Director & Costume Designer Geoffrey Holder Dies at 84
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

The New York Times reports that Tony Award-winning stage director and costume designer Geoffrey Holder has passed away at the age of 84. (more...)

Chicago Dramatists Welcomes Five New Resident PlaywrightsChicago Dramatists Welcomes Five New Resident Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Chicago Dramatists is proud to announce the addition of five new members to its esteemed list of Resident Playwrights. This group of talented writers includes Kristiana Colon, MT Cozzola, Steven Peterson, Robert Tenges, and Scott Woldman. Previous Resident Playwrights have included Tina Fey (30 Rock), Rick Cleveland (Mad Men), Rebecca Gilman (Spinning into Butter), Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly), Keith Huff (A Steady Rain), and Roger Rueff (The Big Kahuna). (more...)

Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/6-7Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

KARINA GONZALEZ and SIMON BALL, principal dancers of the Houston Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on December 6 and 7, 2014 at the Riverview Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: AMAZING GRACE's World Premiere in Chicago: Sweet Sounds, Heavy Themes Close to CompletionBWW REVIEWS: AMAZING GRACE's World Premiere in Chicago: Sweet Sounds, Heavy Themes Close to Completion
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 20, 2014

Can a new musical be 'pre-Broadway' without having a New York theater booked, or without even announcing a timetable for said booking? How about a musical largely penned by a previously unknown writer, one who worked as a Pennsylvania policeman, and never formally studied music composition? Well, AMAZING GRACE is that show, and this expensive-looking, high-aiming show that's been in development since 2007, with book, music and lyrics by Christopher Smith (the book is co-written with the veteran playwright Arthur Giron) opened on Sunday night. So far, so good! (more...)

Rob Diamond Films to Release WAYWARD: THE PRODIGAL SONRob Diamond Films to Release WAYWARD: THE PRODIGAL SON
by Movies News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

How do you depict a young man corrupting himself with harlots and riotous living and not offend the sensitivities of family and faith-based audiences? Such was the predicament of faith-based filmmaker Rob Diamond when he made 'Wayward: The Prodigal Son.' (more...)

Just Theater to Premiere IN FROM THE COLD, 11/1-23Just Theater to Premiere IN FROM THE COLD, 11/1-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

JUST THEATER (JT) presents the World Premiere of In From The Cold by Jonathan Spector, opening with a press night on Monday, November 3, 7 PM (Previews Nov 1 & 2) running through November 23 in the Live Oak Theatre, 1301 Shattuck Ave (at Berryman) in North Berkeley, in which a Cold War spy's past maybe isn't past after all, the secret meaning of 80s movies is revealed, and its Ladies Night at Chilis. In From The Cold is a funny and provocative new play about what is means when you used to mean a lot, and now you don't mean much anymore. (more...)

Cynthia Gregory to Receive 63rd Annual Capezio Dance AwardCynthia Gregory to Receive 63rd Annual Capezio Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

The Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation has announced the selection of Cynthia Gregory as the recipient of the 63rd annual Capezio Dance Award. The Foundation is a philanthropic organization funded by the world's premier dance and apparel manufacturer, Capezio Ballet Makers. (more...)

Manhattan Youth Ballet and mmac Announce New Faculty MembersManhattan Youth Ballet and mmac Announce New Faculty Members
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Manhattan Youth Ballet and Manhattan Movement & Arts Center announce new faculty members for the fall 2014 semester: Garielle Whittle, Flavio Salazar, Martin Harvey, and Gennadi Saveliev. (more...)

Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes to Retire from The American Ballet TheatrePaloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes to Retire from The American Ballet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Paloma Herrera, Julie Kent and Xiomara Reyes, Principal Dancers with American Ballet Theatre, have announced their retirements from the Company at the conclusion of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera House season in New York City. “These three unique ballerinas have each made such distinctive contributions to ABT throughout the years,” Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie stated. “With them, an era of our history resides. Their remarkable careers will be three more reasons to celebrate our 75th Anniversary Season.” (more...)

University of Texas at Austin to Showcase New Plays in UTNT, 12/3-7University of Texas at Austin to Showcase New Plays in UTNT, 12/3-7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance at Austin presents UTNT (UT New Theatre), December 3-7 at the Lab Theatre. Now in its eighth iteration, this annual showcase brings to stage dynamic works by third-year Master of Fine Arts Playwriting candidates Patrick Shaw, Eva Suter, Diana Lynn Small and Brian Kettler. Curated by Steven Dietz and Cara Phipps, these new stories explore a Prodigal daughter's return, mysteries at a school, a fight for humanity, and a stranger's arrival prompting unexpected discoveries. (more...)

WAYWARD: THE PRODIGAL SON to Be Released in Theaters 11/7WAYWARD: THE PRODIGAL SON to Be Released in Theaters 11/7
by Movies News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Rob Diamond Films and Cedar Fort Entertainment & Media are pleased to announce the national release of 'Wayward: The Prodigal Son' in 46 theaters in 21 states. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Blissful Beauty in THE LION KINGBWW Reviews: Blissful Beauty in THE LION KING
by Finny (Amanda Finn) - Nov 14, 2014

Poetry. A show that inspires beyond one's capabilities of speech is described as poetic genius. Disney's Broadway hit musical The Lion King is nothing short of pure poetry. Frankly a loss for words is what this critic is suffering from. Julie Taymor's most renowned claim to fame is a show that has just recently become the highest grossing Broadway production of all time - and for good reason. (more...)

Houston Ballet Showcases Three Choreographers in MODERN MASTERS, Now thru 6/1Houston Ballet Showcases Three Choreographers in MODERN MASTERS, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

From today, May 22 - June 1, 2014, Houston Ballet offers up a mixed repertory program showcasing works by three of the twentieth century's greatest choreographers entitled Modern Masters. (more...)

The Houston Ballet Presents MODERN MASTERS, Now thru 6/1The Houston Ballet Presents MODERN MASTERS, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Now through June 1, 2014 Houston Ballet offers up a mixed repertory program showcasing works by three of the twentieth century's greatest choreographers entitled Modern Masters. The program features the company premiere of Jir?i? Kylia?n's comic and delightful Sechs Ta?nze (Six Dances), along with revivals of his playful and sexy work Petite Mort, William Forsythe's explosive In the middle, somewhat elevated and George Balanchine's complex and inventive The Four Temperaments. Houston Ballet will give six performances of the program in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center. (more...)

John Chatterton's Short Play Lab Series Concludes Current Season with 12 New PlaysJohn Chatterton's Short Play Lab Series Concludes Current Season with 12 New Plays
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

John Chatterton's celebrated Short Play lab series concludes its current season with a dozen hot topics in two programs over one weekend. This weekend, Saturday & Sunday at Roy Arias Theaters will be the premiere a final set of 12 new short plays before beginning the festivities that is the 15th Anniversary Season of THE MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL. (more...)

JACK LEMMON RETURNS to Open 6/12 at Laguna PlayhouseJACK LEMMON RETURNS to Open 6/12 at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse in association with Hershey Felder, Samantha F. Voxakis and Susan & Moses Libitzky will present Hershey Felder's newest production, the West Coast premiere of Chris Lemmon starring as his father Jack Lemmon in JACK LEMMON RETURNS, a play with music about a world famous dad and his son, written and directed by audience favorite Hershey Felder. JACK LEMMON RETURNS will perform for two weeks only beginning Wednesday, June 11 (with a press opening scheduled for Thursday, June 12) and run through Sunday, June 22 at the Laguna Playhouse, Moulton Theatre, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd. in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of JACK LEMMON RETURNS Celebrates Opening Night at The Royal George TheatrePhoto Flash: Cast of JACK LEMMON RETURNS Celebrates Opening Night at The Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Continuing in a tradition of storytelling and music, Hershey Felder presents the World Premiere of Chris Lemmon in JACK LEMMON RETURNS, a new play with music. The production opened last night, Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street. The production is written and directed by Hershey Felder and based on the true story of the legendary Jack Lemmon (Mister Roberts, Some Like it Hot, Days of Wine and Roses, The Odd Couple) and his relationship with his son, actor and musician Chris Lemmon (Duet, That's Life, Lena's Holiday, etc.). (more...)

ESPN Exclusively Airs WBC World Heavyweight Championship Fight TonightESPN Exclusively Airs WBC World Heavyweight Championship Fight Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2014

ESPN will exclusively televise the 12-round World Boxing Council (WBC) World Heavyweight Championship fight and rematch between top-rated contenders Bermane 'B. Ware' Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KOs) and Chris 'The Nightmare' Arreola (36-3, 31 KOs) live tonight, May 10, at 8 p.m. ET. The fight from the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles, Calif., will be televised live in the U.S. on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and will be presented by Corona Extra. The fight will also be available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Apple TV, Xbox and Roku via WatchESPN. (more...)

TRU's 13th Annual TRU VOICES NEW PLAYS READING SERIES Begins 6/9TRU's 13th Annual TRU VOICES NEW PLAYS READING SERIES Begins 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 2014 Play Reading Series on Monday, June 9, Monday, June 16, and Monday, June 23 at 7pm at the Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC. Tickets are free and may be reserved by emailing TRUStaff1@gmail.com or phoning the TRU message line at 212-714-7628. For more information visit http://truonline.org/TRUPlays.htm. (more...)

JACK LEMMON RETURNS Extends Through 7/20 at Royal George TheatreJACK LEMMON RETURNS Extends Through 7/20 at Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Due to popular demand, the World Premiere of Chris Lemmon in JACK LEMMON RETURNS, will be extended from June 25 through July 20 at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street. After a brief hiatus starting June 8, the production that has been called 'A very classy solo tribute!' (Chicago Tribune); 'An honest, loving 'living memoir'!' (Chicago Sun-Times); and "An affectionate and all-together absorbing tribute!" (TimeOut Chicago) will return to Chicago for this strictly limited engagement. (more...)

Edge Theater's THE GRADUATE Begins TomorrowEdge Theater's THE GRADUATE Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

The Edge Theater presents 'The Graduate' June 6 - 29 at 1560 Teller Street in Lakewood. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 6 p.m; Thursdays, June 12, 19 and 26 @ 8 p.m. Tickets are $24 and available online at www.theedgetheater.com or by calling 303-232-0363. Group rates are available. (more...)

Full Casting Announcement Made for Lazarus Theatre Company's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA and CORIOLANUSFull Casting Announcement Made for Lazarus Theatre Company's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA and CORIOLANUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Following last year's sell out production of The Tragedy of Mariam, Lazarus returns to the Tristan Bates Theatre and to the Camden Fringe for the fifth time. Shakespeare's exhilarating love story, Troilus and Cressida and Coriolanus a gripping examination of power and corruption, come together for Our World at War. (more...)

Minnesota Dance Theatre & The Dance Institute Presents a Master Class with DANIEL ULBRICHT, 6/13Minnesota Dance Theatre & The Dance Institute Presents a Master Class with DANIEL ULBRICHT, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

DANIEL ULBRICHT is a principal dancer with New York City Ballet and the founder and director of Stars of the American Ballet, a company that tours nationally and internationally and is devoted to presenting high caliber dancer performances and offering educational and outreach programs. (more...)

BWW Summer Stages: Colorado Features a Cornucopia of Variety and Talent!BWW Summer Stages: Colorado Features a Cornucopia of Variety and Talent!
by Michael Mulhern - Jun 2, 2014

Below are some of the highlights of another fantastic theatrical summer season in Colorado… (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/18/14 - GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Tony Comes Home, A 'Very' HEATHERS Prom & More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/18/14 - GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Tony Comes Home, A 'Very' HEATHERS Prom & More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 18, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Pose with a Tony Award at 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE', have a 'very' experience at the HEATHERS prom, and prep your piece for AMERICAN IDOL auditions, all starting today! (more...)

BWW Reviews: FATHERS AND SONS, Donmar Warehouse, June 10 2014BWW Reviews: FATHERS AND SONS, Donmar Warehouse, June 10 2014
by Adrian Bradley - Jun 11, 2014

The rift between old and new generations is put under the microscope in Brian Friel's FATHERS AND SONS, an adaption of the 19th century Russian novel of the same name. In this new production at London's tiny Donmar Warehouse a fantastic company pull out the wit and emotion in an otherwise philosophical and verbose play. (more...)

VOICES OF SWORDS to Run 8/15-9/7 at WalkerspaceVOICES OF SWORDS to Run 8/15-9/7 at Walkerspace
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

In 'Voices of Swords' by Kari Floren, the late thirties son of a woman facing heart surgery hires a forty-something personal organizer to minister to his lonely yet indomitable mother. The organizer is already struggling unsuccessfully to reunite her own family. As she is sorely tested by this job, her growing toward the light is an object lesson to Baby Boomers, whose struggles to care for dependent parents are a preoccupation of our age. The comedic drama will be presented August 15 to September 7 by Right Down Broadway Productions at Walkerspace, 46 Walker Street. Eve Brandstein directs a cast of mostly Broadway regulars including Loni Ackerman, Bob Ari, Phillip Christian, Gillien Goll, Michael McKenzie and Celia Schaefer. (more...)

Just Theater to Present IN FROM THE COLD, 11/1-23Just Theater to Present IN FROM THE COLD, 11/1-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

JUST THEATER (JT) presents the World Premiere of In From The Cold by Jonathan Spector, opening with a press night on Monday, November 3 (Previews Nov 1 & 2) running through November 23 in the Live Oak Theatre, 1301 Shattuck Ave (at Berryman) in North Berkeley, in which a Cold War spy's past maybe isn't past after all, the secret meaning of 80s movies is revealed, and its Ladies Night at Chilis. In From The Cold is a funny and provocative new play about what is means when you used to mean a lot, and now you don't mean much anymore. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet Announces That Ballet Master Gerard Charles Has Been Promoted to Director of Artistic OperationsThe Joffrey Ballet Announces That Ballet Master Gerard Charles Has Been Promoted to Director of Artistic Operations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Joffrey Ballet Artistic Director Ashley Wheater and Executive Director Greg Cameronannounced today that Ballet Master Gerard Charles has been promoted to Director of Artistic Operations, effective immediately. A newly created position within the Joffrey, Charles' duties will now encompass all production planning and implementation, including being a facilitator between production departments. With this primarily administrative position he will still maintain core artistic roles, including daily contact with the dancers. (more...)

 New York Live Arts Announces Additional Programming Details for Kyle Abraham's Suite of World Premiere Works New York Live Arts Announces Additional Programming Details for Kyle Abraham's Suite of World Premiere Works
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

New York Live Arts today announced further programming details for the suite of all-new world premiere works created by 2012-2014 Resident Commissioned Artist(RCA) Kyle Abraham, including a fourth, previously unannounced ensemble work. Known for creating “voluptuous movement phrases with touches of dance-theater” (The New York Times) Abraham and his company, Abraham.In.Motion, will present four works-one evening-length, two ensemble works and one trio-over two programs titled The Watershed and When the Wolves Came In at New York Live Arts from September 23 through 27 and September 30 through October 4, 2014. Exploring two totemic triumphs in the international history of the civil rights, the 150 year anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 20 year anniversary of the abolishment of apartheid in South Africa, the works feature visual design by acclaimed conceptual artist Glenn Ligon and original music performed live by world renowned jazz artist Robert Glasper, accompanied by two musicians and a vocalist. (more...)

Joy Keys Chats with Author Kimberla Lawson Roby About 'The Prodigal Son'Joy Keys Chats with Author Kimberla Lawson Roby About 'The Prodigal Son'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Date: Saturday July 12, 2014 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET Call in: 646-929-0368 URL: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/joykeys/2014/07/12/joy-keys-chats-with-author-kimberla-lawson-roby-about-the-Prodigal-son New York Times Bestselling Author Kimberla Lawson Roby has published 20 novels which include "The Prodigal Son," "A House Divided," "The Perfect Marriage," "The Reverend's Wife," "Secret Onsession," "Love, Honor, and Betray," and "Be Careful What You Pray For." She has sold more than 2,000,000 copies of her novels, and they have frequented numerous bestseller lists, including The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Essence Magazine, Upscale Magazine, and Emerge Magazine, just to name a few. Kimberla is a recipient of numerous awards including: 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work - Fiction, the recipient of the 2013 Author of the Year - Female award presented by the African-American Literary Award Show in New York, and the recipient of the2014 AAMBC Award for Female Author of the Year. Each of Kimberla's novels deal with very real issues, including corruption within the church, drug addiction, gambling addiction, infidelity, social status, single motherhood, infertility, sibling rivalry and jealousy, domestic violence, sexual abuse, mental illness, care-giving of a parent, racial and gender discrimination in the workplace, sexual harassment, and overweight issues to name a few. The Prodigal Son: The Reverend Curtis Black hasn't spoken to his son, Matthew, in over a year-not since Matthew dropped out of Harvard to marry his girlfriend, Racquel, and be a full-time father to their infant son. Curtis knows that it was he and his wife, Charlotte, who drove Matthew away, but he prays that one day his son will forgive them and come home. Then, there's Dillon Whitfield-Curtis's long-lost-son-who has settled in as a member of the Black family. Yet the transition has been anything but easy. Charlotte, convinced he's only after Curtis's money, wishes he would move back to where he came from. Dillon, however, has no intention of going anywhere. After a lifetime in the shadows, he's determined to take his rightful place as Curtis's first-born son and heir, and he'll do whatever it takes to win his father's affection-even if it means playing dirty... 'Saturday Mornings with Joy Keys' is an interactive, live Internet talk-radio show that focuses on providing people with tools to enrich and advance their lives mentally, physically and emotionally. You can listen to archives of previous shows by going to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/joykeys. Check out the podcasts with Journalist Soledad O'Brien, Actress Angela Bassett, Actor Blair Underwood, Singer Tyrese, Singer Ledisi, Activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Singer Lira, Poet Rita Dove, Poet Sonia Sanchez, Author Isabel Wilkerson, Author Michelle Alexander, Former CBS Anchor Mark McEwen and Stroke, Singer Charlie Wilson and Prostate Cancer, Lupus, Breast Cancer, Celiac Disease and many more. For more information about 'Saturday Mornings with Joy Keys' call: 267-288-7386 or email: saturdayswithjoykeys (at) hotmail.com. Become a fan on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/saturdaymorningswithjoykeys Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/joykeys. Follow on Instagram: @saturdayswithjoykeys. (more...)

Broadway World Winner Robyn Spangler Headlines San Diego Fringe Festival, 7/3 - 7/8Broadway World Winner Robyn Spangler Headlines San Diego Fringe Festival, 7/3 - 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Called a 'gorgeously talented singer' by Sheridan Road Magazine, the San Diego Fringe Festival welcomes Broadway World Winner Robyn Spangler at the Lyceum Theatre at Horton Plaza with the San Diego Ballet Orchestra from JULY 3rd - July 8th (performance times vary). (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Launch Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Launch Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

From September 4-14, 2014, Houston Ballet launches its 45th season with the company premiere of John Neumeier's three-act ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream. The ballet is based on Shakespeare's lighthearted play of the same name and follows the hijinks and hilarity that ensues when a well-intentioned plan with a love potion goes awry. Created in 1977, A Midsummer Night's Dream has served as Mr. Neumeier's calling card, being seen as one of his most joyous and popular creations. Houston Ballet is the first American ballet company to perform the famous work and it is the first piece by Mr. Neumeier to enter the Houston Ballet repertoire. (more...)

The Production Company to Open SHOWBOAT Aug 16 at Arts Centre MelbourneThe Production Company to Open SHOWBOAT Aug 16 at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

SHOW BOAT, the first great contemporary musical opens on August 16 in Arts Centre Melbourne's State Theatre for 10 performances. (more...)

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival to Present HENRY IV, 8/19-31Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival to Present HENRY IV, 8/19-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

This summer, as the world celebrates the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare, the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival celebrates two dates of their own - the 150th anniversary of the first full Shakespeare play produced on campus and the 15th season of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF). "We're honoring our 1864 kinsmen by producing Henry IV, the same title performed by Notre Dame 150 years ago," says Grant Mudge, Ryan Producing Artistic Director for the Festival. A tale of rebels and rebellion, Henry IV explores the journey of a Prodigal prince torn between two fathers - an ailing king and an errant knave. (more...)

Oracle Theatre Presents Limited Engagement of THE MARCH OF THE BONUS ARMY, 9/4-14Oracle Theatre Presents Limited Engagement of THE MARCH OF THE BONUS ARMY, 9/4-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Oracle Theatre Inc. is proud to present Isaac Rathbone's historical drama THE MARCH OF THE BONUS ARMY. Director Cindy Rosenthal guides the production's cast through a two-weekend run beginning September 4th. (more...)

Scoop: THE LEFTOVERS on HBO - Sunday, September 7, 2014Scoop: THE LEFTOVERS on HBO - Sunday, September 7, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 14, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE LEFTOVERS, airing on HBO on Sunday, September 7, 2014! (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Season Features 'Stories in Motion' & Two Repertory Favorites to Celebrate 20th Year, 9/18Joffrey Ballet Season Features 'Stories in Motion' & Two Repertory Favorites to Celebrate 20th Year, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

CHICAGO (August 11, 2014) – The Joffrey Ballet celebrates its 20th anniversary of calling Chicago home in the 2014-15 season. Artistic Director Ashley Wheater opens the season with “Stories in Motion,” a special one-weekend-only addition to the Joffrey's usual three-program subscription season. This program, exploring the concept of “story ballet” with works that each tell a story in a freshly conceived way, features the return of two Joffrey repertory favorites, George Balanchine's Prodigal Son and Antony Tudor's Lilac Garden, along with the Joffrey/Chicago Premiere of Yuri Possokhov's Asian-themed RAkU. The Joffrey presents “Stories in Motion” in five performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway,September 18 – 21. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet to Open 20th Chicago Anniversary Season with STORIES IN MOTION, 9/18-21Joffrey Ballet to Open 20th Chicago Anniversary Season with STORIES IN MOTION, 9/18-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Joffrey Ballet celebrates its 20th anniversary of calling Chicago home in the 2014-15 season. Artistic Director Ashley Wheater opens the season with "Stories in Motion," a special one-weekend-only addition to the Joffrey's usual three-program subscription season. This program, exploring the concept of "story ballet" with works that each tell a story in a freshly conceived way, features the return of two Joffrey repertory favorites, George Balanchine's Prodigal Son and Antony Tudor's Lilac Garden, along with the Joffrey/Chicago Premiere of Yuri Possokhov's Asian-themed RAkU. The Joffrey presents "Stories in Motion" in five performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway, September 18 - 21. (more...)

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