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Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I (New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street

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In war-torn Congo, Mama Nadi keeps the peace between customers on both sides of the civil war by serving everything from cold beers to warm beds. This shrewd matriarch both protects and profits from the women whose bodies have become battlegrounds ďruinedĒ by the brutality of government soldiers and rebel forces alike. Inspired by interviews conducted in Africa, this searing play is an engrossing and uncommonly human story told with humor and song, revealing the immeasurable loss and hopelessness of war, yet finding affirmation in life and hope.


Adkins, Chanse, Mirza, Silverman & Ziegler Tapped as The Lark's 2016-17 Rita Goldberg Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Lark named five New York City-based playwrights as Rita Goldberg Playwrights' Workshop Fellows for the 2016-17 season. The group spans a wide range of backgrounds and professional experiences and will meet regularly throughout the year to develop new plays. (more...)

Jon Hoche, Jennifer Ikeda and More to Star in MTC's VIETGONE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Vietgone, the new play by Qui Nguyen (She Kills Monsters), directed by May Adrales (Luce). (more...)

BWW Profile: Courtney Lomelo Wears Many Hats in THE MOTHERF*#KER WITH THE HAT
by Katricia Lang - Sep 23, 2016

This is the first installment of a two-part profile on actress, producer, director, and filmmaker Courtney Lomelo. (more...)

October Drift Stream New Track 'Cherry Red'; UK Tour Begins 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

October Drift have revealed 'Cherry Red', an explosive, melancholic new track from their forthcoming This Is Nowhere EP, due October 7th via Bad Revival Records. (more...)

The New Colony Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The New Colony is pleased to announce its full 2017 Season, featuring four world premiere productions by four Chicago playwrights. The season kicks off this winter with ensemble member Sean Kelly's fantasy adventure PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker. (more...)

Nancy Dice Releases OUT OF TRAGEDY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

'Out of Tragedy' is an engaging and beautiful story full of tragedy, love, secrets, and wildest desires. 'Out of Tragedy' is the creation of published author Nancy Dice, a gifted accountant who found her true calling as a caterer and author. (more...)

Casting Complete for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York Premiere of PARTY PEOPLE by UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz a.k.a Ninja. Developed and directed by Liesl Tommy with choreography by Millicent Johnnie, PARTY PEOPLE begins performances on Tuesday, November 1 and runs through Sunday, December 4, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. (more...)

Mixed Blood Theatre Kicks Off 2016/2017 Season With Subversive Comedy BARBECUE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

BARBECUE is a darkly funny new play that turns the traditional family comedy on its head, forcing hilarious and uneasy revelations about the assumptions we make about poverty, race and social class. (more...)

Local Breast Cancer Survivors Dance for Others in Treatment
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Dancing With The Survivors¬ģ¬† - in its fourth year - celebrates breast cancer survivors who thrive in their recovery and make a difference in the lives of other cancer patients. Seven courageous women from southeast Michigan will perform ballroom style dances with their daughters, sons, husbands and dance professionals from Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Bloomfield Hills. They'll share¬†inspiring stories of their breast cancer journeys while raising money for The Pink Fund's mission: providing non-medical financial assistance to breast cancer patients in active treatment. (more...)

Lillian Fielding Shares BACK TO FREETHORN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

'Back to Freethorn': a gripping tale of redemption and different worlds, with a woman set on the rescue of two sisters lost in a strange and unknown new land. 'Back to Freethorn' is the creation of published author, Lillian Fielding, gifted author and writer. (more...)

HEISENBERG, Starring Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt, Starts Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

A friendly reminder! Performances begin tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20, for the Broadway engagement of Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed world premiere of Heisenberg, the new play by Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw, starring original cast members Denis Arndt and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker. (more...)

Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Sets Full Team for Run at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and complete creative team for the highly acclaimed musical memoir The Lion, written and performed by award-winning songwriter Benjamin Scheuer and directed by Sean Daniels. (more...)

BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS Being Classic in Israel
by Ronit Suzan - Sep 19, 2016

Immediately following a highly praised 6 months run at the Phoenix Theatre in London the production of Guys and Dolls went on an international tour starting with a week and a half in Israel, playing 11 shows at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Temple Theaters Opens with Lynn Nottage's CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 16, 2016

Temple Theaters opens its 49th anniversary season with Crumbs from the Table of Joy by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynne Nottage. Directed by Lee Kenneth Richardson, this memory play is a thought-provoking coming-of-age story set in 1950s New York City. Featuring a small cast of undergraduate and graduate student actors the production runs September 21 - October 2 in Temple University's Randall Theater. (more...)

Moving Image to Screen Complete Kieslowski Retrospective This Fall
by Movies News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Museum of the Moving Image will present the most comprehensive U.S. retrospective of all of the Polish director's features, short films, early documentary work, and a marathon viewing of the Dekalog, from October 7 through November 6, 2016. The series will also include four posthumous works based on Kieslowski's unproduced screenplays. (more...)

October Drift Announce 'This Is Nowhere' EP; UK Tour Begins This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Rising four-piece October Drift have announced their second EP, This Is Nowhere, for an October 7th release via Bad Revival Records, and a headline UK tour for October. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst to Lead New Musical REAL ACTORS OF NYC Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

THE REAL ACTORS OF NYC, an original musical with book, lyrics and music by Karlan Judd about an infuriated trio of musical theatre actors determined make it on Broadway by any means, is set for an open-ended run in the Anne L. Bernstein Theater at The Theater Center (50th and Broadway). (more...)

Meditation Expert to Lead the Audience of Off-Broadway's SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS in Post-Show Meditation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Producer Eva Price announced today that meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author Sharon Salzberg will lead a brief post-show meditation and discussion of the critically acclaimed play Small Mouth Sounds on Friday, September 16 at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The discussion will be moderated by New York Times reporter and author of Mindful Work,David Gelles. Tickets can be purchased through Ticket Central via www.ticketcentral.com, by calling 212.279.4200, or in person at 416 W. 42nd Street (12-8pm daily). (more...)

Expert to Lead SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Audience in Post-Show Meditation, Talkback
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Producer Eva Price announced today that meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author Sharon Salzberg will lead a brief post-show meditation and discussion of the critically acclaimed play Small Mouth Sounds on Friday, September 16 at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Jordan Harrison's MARJORIE PRIME, Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE Honored with 2016 Horton Foote Prize
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Mari Marchbanks (Founder and Executive Director) announced today the 2016 recipients of the biennial Horton Foote Prize, named in honor of the late playwright, which recognizes excellence in American theater. (more...)

Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Rounds Out Cast at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of SWEAT by Lynn Nottage. (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club Pushes Back Fall Benefit Honoring Nathan Lane
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, will now take place on Monday evening, November 21 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 11, 2016
by - Sep 11, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/10/2016
by - Sep 10, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/10/2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tim Kang and More in Julia Cho's AUBERGINE at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of Aubergine, a new play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Julia Cho (BFE at Playwrights, The Language Archive, The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Architecture of Loss), directed by Kate Whoriskey (Fabulation, Inked Baby at Playwrights; The Miracle Worker on Broadway; Ruined; Her Requiem), is the opening production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. The show is currently in previews, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

PRYOR TRUTH at FringeNYC this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Khalil Muhammad, in association with The Collective-NY is proud to announce Pryor Truth as part of the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival-FringeNYC. Pryor Truth is a one man show written and performed by Khalil Muhammad. Directed by Marcus Naylor. Co-Developed and Executive Produced by Victoria Dicce. (more...)

Brian Posehn to Release New Album CRIMINALLY POSEHN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Brian Posehn, best known for his roles in Mr. Show and The Sarah Silverman Show, is poised to release Criminally Posehn, an all-new comedy album out on Rooftop Comedy, available August 19, exclusively for streaming on Audible Channels. It will be made available for sale on all digital stores, wherever albums are sold September 23, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: See Orsini, Connolly, Campion & Armand in Costume for LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the final offering in the 2016 Summer Shakespeare Festival: William Shakespeare's unabashed celebration of innocence, idealism, and the sweet folly of young love, Love's Labor's Lost, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. This delightful romantic comedy will run August 14 - September 18, 2016, in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 14 - 19. Opening night is Saturday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a peek at the company below! (more...)

Stage Left Theatre Announces DREKFEST 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Stage Left Theatre announces Drekfest 2016, which performs on Tuesday, August 16th at 7:30pm at CSz Theatre, 929 W Belmont. Stage Left is proud to again partner with CSz Chicago for Drekfest 2016. CSz team members will be joining Stage Left company members and guest artists in staging the four finalists. (more...)

MJTC Announces the Opening of DAI (enough) by Iris Bahr
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce the opening of Iris Bahr's DAI (enough), directed by Warren C. Bowles and featuring a striking performance by Miriam Schwartz, who led a sold-out run at MJTC in 2015 with her solo performance of Becoming Dr. Ruth. This production runs from August 17th - 31st, 2016 at the Highland Park Community Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116. Individual tickets go on sale August 1st and are $34. Student and group discounts are available. To order, visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org or call (651) 647-4315. Press passes are available for performances on Wednesday, August 17th at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 18th at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 20th at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Stanley Wayne Mathis Joins NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

MyCarl Productions, in association with Kampfire Films, is pleased to announce Broadway veteran Stanley Wayne Mathis has joined the cast of NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!!, a new play by Kevin R. Free, directed by Nicole A. Watson as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Legend of KYLE BASS
by Marietta Lunceford - Jul 25, 2016

Being uplifting and supportive is what Kyle Bass is all about and his new venture proves just that.On August 19 and 20 at 7:30 the new Homewood Theatre will present a NIGHT OF MUSIC at the Dance Foundation in Homewood. Featuring the incomparable Amy Johnson, Kyle Bass and Dana Porter singing some of our favorite standards and show tunes, it promises to be a great kick off for the newly formed Homewood Theatre. With tickets only $15 and very limited, it promises to be a night of excellent entertainment you don't want to miss. Go to www.homewoodtheatre.com or call 205-873-1816 for tickets and information. (more...)

Deirdre O'Connell Will Lead MTC's FULFILLMENT CENTER in Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Fulfillment Center, a new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC). (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Playwrights Horizons' AUBERGINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Playwrights Horizons will present AUBERGINE- the New York premiere of a new play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Julia Cho (BFE at PH, The Language Archive, The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Architecture of Loss), directed by Kate Whoriskey (Fabulation, Inked Baby at PH; Ruined; Her Requiem). (more...)

Broadway's HEISENBERG, Starring Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt, Opens Pre-Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Tickets for the Manhattan Theatre Club critically acclaimed Broadway transfer of Heisenberg, written by Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt are available to purchase exclusively to American Express Card Members today. (more...)

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

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

Temple Theaters Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for Temple Theaters 2016-2017 season of performances at Temple University - dramas by acclaimed American playwrights, two Broadway hit musicals and a new play by Pulitzer Prize nominee Kristoffer Diaz and more. (more...)

Hall of Fame Baseball Play-By-Play Voice Bob Uecker to Join FEHERTY Tuesday at 10 P.M. ET
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

45-year veteran baseball Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker will join¬†Feherty¬†on Tuesday (Aug. 30) at 10 p.m. ET to reflect on a life and career centered around the baseball diamond. A native of Milwaukee, he has served as the play-by-play voice of his hometown Milwaukee Brewers since 1971 after retiring as a major league catcher, where he was a member of the Milwaukee Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves. Uecker also is known for his role in the ¬ďMajor League¬Ē movies, and over the course of the interview he effortlessly showcases his quick wit and a knack for storytelling. Topics discussed include: (more...)

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Extends Into October Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Producer Eva Price announced today that the critically acclaimed play Small Mouth Sounds, written by Bess Wohl and directed by Obie Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), has been extended by popular demand. (more...)

New Smithsonian Series SACRED SITES to Explore Hallowed Shrines, Temples & Monuments
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Smithsonian Channel will offer fascinating new perspectives on some of the world's most remarkable and mysterious religious locations in the new five-episode series SACRED SITES, premiering on Monday, September 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Guest Blog: Playwright Dave Hanson On WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT
by Guest Blogger: Dave Hanson - Aug 22, 2016

Playwright Dave Hanson on Beckett parody Waiting For Waiting For Godot at St James Theatre (more...)

Greenwich Theatre Announces Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

The Greenwich Theatre announces its Autumn 2016 season! Beginning with the How Small How Far Production of Garden, the company will present and produce two dozen productions in the coming autumn months. Details for each production are below. For more information, visit http://www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kieran Campion, Pascale Armand and More in LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Old Globe presents the final offering in the 2016 Summer Shakespeare Festival: William Shakespeare's unabashed celebration of innocence, idealism, and the sweet folly of young love, Love's Labor's Lost, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. This delightful romantic comedy will run now through September 18, 2016, in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Opening night is Saturday, August 20. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Adds Another Week at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that the New York Premiere of SWEAT by Lynn Nottage has been extended one week. (more...)

MTC's Stargate Theatre to Stage CRASH. BURN. RISE. at City Center, on Facebook Live
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's Stargate Theatre Sharon Sullivan Company will perform an original piece, Crash. Burn. Rise., this Saturday, August 20 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm at MTC - Stage II at New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues). (more...)

Zainab Jah & Jessica Luck Round Out Cast for Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Premiere at WP Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

WP Theater welcomes Obie Award Winning actress Zainab Jah (Eclipsed) and rising actress Jessica Luck, joining two-time Grammy-nominated comedian Lisa Lampanelli (HBO, Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show) and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella) in completing the cast for the world premiere of STUFFED, a new play written by Lampanelli, with additional material by Ashley Austin Morris. (more...)

BWW Review: MIDSUMMER (A PLAY WITH SONGS) at TheaterWorks
by Joseph Harrison - Aug 15, 2016

When David Greig and Gordon McIntyre's MIDSUMMER (A PLAY WITH SONGS) begins, and Helena (Rebecca Hart) and Bob (M. Scott McLean) enter the stage each with a guitar in their hands, the audience gets an immediate sense for what they are in for - a quirky, funny, frantic, beautiful, and somewhat unlikely love story told through scene and song. (more...)

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

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

Haifa Theatre Presents Season 2016-2017 Artistic Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

On a theme of plays that offer a reexamination of the term: the family and the sense of belonging and the transformation in the Israeli society, Haifa Theatre is proud to present the artistic repertoire for the upcoming year, 2016-2017, which is centered on original and varied theatrical creation of Israeli artists alongside emerging artists. (more...)

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