by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016


Dixon Place's Puppet BloK! to Close for the Year with Margarita Blush and Betsy Tobin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Puppet theatre artists Margarita Blush and Betsy Tobin who have collaborated on their respective productions over the course of the last seven years will share a one-night-only billing at Dixon Place in lower Manhattan on Wednesday, October 12 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Mike Daisey's Last-Ever Performance of THE TRUMP CARD Will Be Streamed Live from NYC's Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Mike Daisey's acclaimed solo show The Trump Card will return to New York City for one final performance on November 1 at 8pm at Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). (more...)

Broadway Stars Will Shine on The Ridgefield Playhouse Stage this Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp made their debut in Broadway's cultural phenomenon RENT.  Chita Rivera - who has reached legendary status - has starred in Chicago and Kiss of the Spider Woman and many more iconic roles. These talented performers are just a few among a long list of countless stars who will be appearing in the 2016/2017 Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series at The Ridgefield Playhouse.  This exciting series brings Broadway legends and legends-to-be to the Connecticut community! (more...)

Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH Begins Tonight at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Michael Alden Productions has announced that performances of the New York premiere of NOT THAT JEWISH begin tonight, October 6, 2016. (more...)

The Anthropologists to Present NO MAN'S LAND at TheaterLab
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The Anthropologists (Malini Singh McDonald, Producer) are pleased to present the World Premiere of their newest devised piece, NO MAN'S LAND, directed by Melissa Moschitto (Give Us Bread at Milagro Theatre/CSV; Mahalla with Jewish Plays Project at the 2013 Berkshire Fringe) at TheaterLab(357 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues) November 17-December 11, with performances Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 5pm (no performances on November 24 & 25). Tickets ($15; $12 students & seniors; $20 at the door) are available online at or by calling 866-811-4111. The show will run approximately 80 minutes, with no intermission.   (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Presents Town Hall Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces Town Hall panel discussions in conjunction with its production of Grizzly Mama by George Brant. The production, directed by RTE member Megan Carney, runs September 8 - October 15, 2016, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.  The Town Hall events will take place at the theater October 1, 8 and 15, 2016. (more...)

All-New Chicago Cast Set for Regional Debut of MEN ON BOATS at ATC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) announces casting for its regional premiere of Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus, Jan. 6-Feb. 12, 2017, immediately following the production's acclaimed Off Broadway run directed by ATC Artistic Director Will Davis at Playwrights Horizons. Davis also helms the ATC production, with an all new Chicago cast. (more...)

EV Crowe's THE SEWING GROUP Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

A woman arrives in a rural village in pre-industrial England. Her desire is to sew and learn from their simple way of life. But the group soon begins to suspect she is not who they thought she was. 'There's no point in just making quilts. They have to serve the village. They have to DO something.' (more...)

BALLET HISPÁNICO, in Collaboration with the Apollo Theater, Presents A Trio of Works
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

In what has become an 'enjoyable tradition during the holiday season' (The New York Times), Ballet Hispanico in collaboration with the Apollo Theater makes its annual return to the Apollo stage, led by Eduardo Vilaro in his seventh season as Artistic Director. A trio of works will draw upon the innovation and versatility of one of the world's premier dance companies to capture contemporary Latino culture through movement. The performances are supported by Goya Foods, Lead Sponsor of Ballet Hispanico. (more...)

Maria Sharapova Joins WTT Smash Hits Charity Tennis Event
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) is pleased to announce that tennis star Maria Sharapova will join Mardy Fish, John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Mark Philippoussis, and Andy Roddick to headline World TeamTennis (WTT) Smash Hits at Caesars Palace, a charity night of tennis co-hosted by longtime friends Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King on Monday, October 10, 2016. Also joining the line-up is former world No. 1 doubles standout Liezel Huber. Tennis action is set for 6:30 p.m. PT on a specially-constructed tennis court in the valet parking lot off of Caesars Palace Drive with the pre-match VIP Reception and Auction kicking off at 5:00 p.m. (more...)

Lyra Theater to Stage Election-Year Satire THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Lyra Theater presents the U.S. Premiere of Jennifer Wise's translation of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui in 1941 by German playwright Bertolt Brecht. (more...)

Margery Kreitman's 'KIcking Facebook' Comes to NYC in United Solo Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Margery Kreitman's 'KIcking Facebook' comes to NYC in United Solo Theatre Festival (more...)

The Salon Series at Everyman Theatre to Present Reading of Caryl Churchill's TOP GIRLS 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

 Join us for a reading of Caryl Churchill's play Top Girls directed by noted playwright, director, dramaturge and actor Thembi Duncan. On Monday October 31st our rehearsal hall will transform into a stripped-down performance space with a bar, where audience and performer come together for conversations and cocktails. Top Girls pairs beautifully with our currently running mainstage production of The Roommate. Don't miss out! (more...)

The Dance Enthusiast Announces Island to Island-Moving Caribbean 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

After four successful Enthusiastic Events!, The Dance Enthusiast is thrilled to announce the 5th Enthusiastic Events! event:  Dance: Island to Island-Moving Caribbean in New York City, Wednesday November 16, 6:15 PM to 9 (nibblies before and after; performance at 7 PM) at Gibney Dance, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers Street).   Enthusiastic Events! is proud to partner with PANK Elephant Catering, who will be providing tasty delicacies from all over the Caribbean chain.   The event follows four successful previous Enthusiastic Events! in which The Dance Enthusiast celebrated the relationship of dance to other important fields: the world of design and fashion, the world of empowing thought and action, the world of visual art and, most recently, the landscape of dance on Broadway versus concert dance versus Reality TV.    (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS to Start Second Year of Hilarious Styling Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Manny Kladitis, Jeffrey Chrzczon, Terry Schnuck, Kathleen K. Johnson, Jack Lane, Radio Mouse Entertainment, Schaffert/Hummel, Driemeyer-Sills Productions, Michael Guccione, David Gersten, Erach Screwvala, and The Shubert Organization, by special arrangement with Cranberry Productions, have announced that SHEAR MADNESS will begin its second year as New York's favorite comedy whodunit on Friday, November 11th.  (more...)

Kaki King and More Set for November's WOMEN OF LETTERS at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

For the next show on November 2nd, host Sofija Stefanovic welcomes guests reading 'A Letter to my Unrequeited.' (more...)

Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH Opens This Weekend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

A friendly reminder! The opening night of the New York premiere of NOT THAT JEWISH is this Sunday, October 23, 2016. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Chris Hedges, Launches UNSPEAKABLE: Chris Hedges on the Most Forbidden Topics in America
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ In an wide-ranging interview with Salon founder, David Talbot, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges says America's vast internal security and surveillance machine is not about fighting terrorism: it's about quelling unrest and discontent in America. (more...)

Oxygen to Premiere New Series THE BATTLE OF THE EX-BESTIES, 12/6
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Stakes and emotions run high on Oxygen Media's newest competition series THE BATTLE OF THE EX-BESTIES premiering Tuesday, December 6 at 11pm ET/PT. (more...)

The Arc Theatre to Stage STEEL MAGNOLIAS This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Arc Theatre will present Robert Harling's popular American classic STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by Artistic Director Mark Boergers*, playing January 19 - February 21, 2017 at the Red Curtain Theater at First Congregational Church, 1445 Hinman Ave. in Evanston. (more...)

Wolfpack Theatrics in association with Dark Matter Productions Presents THE WITCH OF ST. ELMORA STREET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Joey Merlo's The Witch of St. Elmora Street explores love, heartbreak, and witchcraft within an Italian-American family circa 1987. Weaving together tales of family lore and superstitious hearsay The Witch of St. Elmora Streetis a grotesque comedy about what it means to live with a broken heart. (more...)

Dr. Jeeyoon Kim to Celebrate 10 MORE MINUTES CD Release at The Scripps Research Institute
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Renowned classical pianist Jeeyoon Kim, D.M.A. will celebrate her newest CD album, '10 More Minutes' with an exclusive concert and National CD Release event at the Auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) on Sunday, December 11th from 3 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents Two BAC Salon Concerts in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Baryshnikov Arts Center will present two BAC Salon concerts in November, both in the intimate Howard Gilman Performance Space. On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:30pm, BAC and Composers Now co-present Dialogues with Margaret Brouwer, Esperanza Spalding, and Du Yun and performances by Amy Schwartz Moretti, Blair McMillen, Michael Lipsey, Du Yun,and String Noise, moderated by Composers Now founder, artistic director, and composer Tania Leon. (more...)

SIX BY TWAIN- Short Stories by Mark Twain Adapted for the Stage Presented in Connecticut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016


BWW Interview: Monica Piper Chats Bringing NOT THAT JEWISH to NYC, Turning Her Stories into a Play and More
by Nora Dominick - Oct 20, 2016

Just ahead of her first preview off-Broadway, BroadwayWorld sat down to chat with the multi-talented comedian and writer Monica Piper to discuss her one-woman show NOT THAT JEWISH. (more...)

eG Innovations rejoint le programme de partenaires d'alliance technologique Nutanix Elevate, offrant une surveillance des performances de bout en bout
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016


Children's Playhouse of Maryland to Present STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Children's Playhouse of Maryland, Inc. presents Robert Harling's dramatic comedy Steel Magnolias at 1 p.m., Oct. 29 and 30 and Nov. 5 and 6. Performances will be held in the Administration Building Lecture Hall at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard. The Nov. 5 performance will be interpreted into American Sign Language by students from the Interpreter Preparation Program at CCBC Catonsville.  Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased in advance by calling the CCBC Box Office, 443-840-ARTS (2787) Tuesday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., or online at   Tickets will also be available at the door, space permitting.  Group tickets are available. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Announces Largest Creative Development Residency Program to Date
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Strengthening its role as a center for artist research and development, Jacob's Pillow Dance announces an active, year-round season with its expanded 2016-2017 Creative Development Residency program. This season brings new additions to the program including two technical residencies, cross-genre collaborations, and invited audiences of college students, as well as a diverse roster of 10 artist residencies, the Pillow's largest residency season yet. (more...)

11th Annual NBCUniversal SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Selects Eight Original Short Films
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The NBCUniversal SHORT FILM FESTIVAL has named eight original short films as finalists for its 11th annual festival that celebrates diverse stories while finding the next generation of storytellers. (more...)

BWW Interview: Gordon plus Vavrek (plus Stein and Toklas) Equal '27'
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 18, 2016

Although '27'--the opera by Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek about the lives of Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and their circle of friends--had its world premiere at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) in 2014, its upcoming performances at City Center in New York, on October 20-21, are a debut of a different color. As part of the 75th anniversary season of MasterVoices, formerly The Collegiate Chorale, 27 has had some interesting changes since the performances seen in St. Louis. (more...)

Southbank Centre Announces Winter Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Southbank Centre's Winter Festival supported by NatWest returns for the holiday season with a packed programme of festive fun and entertainment for all the family from performances including a new version of hit show BIANCO by UK's leading circus company NoFit State Circus, the Tony award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet and cabaret sensation Le Gateau Chocolat's first ever work for children (and the young at heart) Duckie, to festive concerts, social dances, creative workshops, choirs and a weekend of events inspired by the theme of giving and charity. The 21 acre site is transformed into a winter landscape with a Nordic feel, designed by Hemingway Design, with a sky-high Norwegian tree, Nordic 'Gonks'- mythological Scandinavian creatures, hundreds of Christmas trees, walks of twinkling lights and the return of the bustling Winter Market.  Alternative treats are also on offer across the season including BUMP Rollerdisco and the return of the spectacular Vintage New Year's Eve Party. With the full programme on sale from today, Southbank Centre's Winter Festival programme is guaranteed to get everyone in the festive spirit this Christmas. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Stephanie Blythe in 27, Making New York Debut with MasterVoices
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, beginning with the New York premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek's 27, specially adapted for MasterVoices, on October 20 and 21, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. Get a sneak peek at the production in St. Louis below! (more...)

Eighth Blackbird Announces Launch of BLACKBIRD CREATIVE LAB
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Eighth Blackbird today has been named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America, adding to the shower of accolades the group has enjoyed throughout its 20th anniversary (2016). Earlier this month, Eighth Blackbird was named recipient of Chamber Music America's first-ever Visionary Award, and last February the group picked up its fourth Grammy Award along with a prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Ever in creative motion, Eighth Blackbird propels itself forward from this 20th anniversary milestone by investing its vision, talent, and experience in an ambitious new initiative for the next generation: The Blackbird Creative Lab. (more...)

Michael Clark Company to Make Miami Debut
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami and the National YoungArts Foundation are proud to present ICA Performs: Michael Clark Company, the Miami debut of Great Britain's renowned dance company. Hailed as "British dance's true iconoclast," Clark and his distinctive choreography combine technical rigor and experimentation through interpretations of ballet, punk, Dada, pop and rock. In October 2016, Michael Clark Company began a month-long artist residency with ICA Miami on the YoungArts Campus that will culminate in five public presentations. The debut public performance will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:30pm in the YoungArts Jewel Box. (more...)

Scoop: THE REAL O'NEALS on ABC - Tuesday, November 1, 2016
by - Oct 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE REAL O'NEALS, airing on ABC on Tuesday, November 1, 2016! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Descended from the Old English sele, or 'hall', the word Salon has come to mean a gathering designed to entertain and enlighten (from BUST magazine). The events reached their 'apogee' during the 17th and 18th centuries in French aristocratic homes. There were rich and plenteous foods, there were games and glamour, music to engage in and these events were of course also 'binges of bon mots, banter and verbal and artistic prowess, intellectual orgies.' Salons were incubators of ideas that started with conversations. (more...)

DSI Comedy Theater Heats Up Late Fall and Early Winter With Line-Up of Touring Comedians
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

DSI Comedy Theater heats up the late Fall and early winter with a line-up of touring comics that is sure to appeal to every comedy fan. Friday, November 4, the comedy spot welcomes back North Carolina native Jane Borden for an evening of stand-up comedy.  (more...)

Funny Fur Supports Local Non-Profit With Halloween Party
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016


Award-Winning Documentary Feature AWAKENING IN TAOS Makes Los Angeles Debut At LA Femme International Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

'Awakening in Taos', a film by Mark Gordon and narrated by Ali MacGraw will screen at this year's LaFemme International Film Festival on October 22 at the Laemmle's Music Hall theater at 10:00 am.. (more...)

Photo Flash: BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin, Andrew Lippa and More Take Part in DGF Salon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund celebrated the work of Steve Martin (Broadway's Bright Star) on Thursday, October 13, at an intimate Salon hosted at the home of DGF supporter, novelist and playwright Elizabeth Dewberry. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Naughty and Nice Retrotainment at Uptown Underground Presented New Years Eve
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, celebrates the holiday season with steamy retrotainment in a cozy speakeasy environment. Perfect for date night, holiday party or out-of-town guests, Uptown Underground is home to The Kiss Kiss Cabaret and Chicago Magic Lounge as well as other regular performers from burlesque to drag, cabaret to circus. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016


by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Emmy Award-winning personality Steve Harvey will host SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, a two-hour event and reimagining of the classic talent showcase series, in which Harvey will celebrate his return to the famed theater, where he launched his own career, and where he'll be joined by some of the biggest stars in comedy and music. The star-studded special will air Monday, Dec. 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. An additional one-hour special, also hosted by Harvey, will air in early 2017. (more...)

EvoNexus Hosts Demo Day: 6 Seed & Series A Startups
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016


Mike Daisey's THE STORY OF THE GUN to Fire at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater will present Mike Daisey's provocative new monologue The Story of the Gun for three performances only, Thursday through Saturday, November 3 through 5, at 8:00pm at the Rattlestick, at 224 Waverly Place. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant to Host Brooklyn Salon to Benefit New York Foundation for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Kathleen and Henry Chalfant are hosting an intimate Salon event on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 in their Brooklyn Heights residence to benefit the New York Foundation for the Arts. Performance and video artist Kalup Linzy and multimedia artist Saya Woolfalk are co-hosting the event. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served. (more...)

Jen Silverman's THE ROOMMATE to Make East Coast Debut at Everyman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Hot off of the heels of its successful Humana Festival premiere, Jen Silverman's hilarious hit play The Roommate will make its East Coast debut at Baltimore's Everyman Theatre starting October 26th. (more...)

LiveConnections to Open 2016-17 Season with Powerhouse Trio
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

LiveConnections opens their 2016-17 season with an evening of boundary-crossing music as harpist Bridget Kibbey, clarinetist Benito Meza, and percussionist Samuel Torres team up for a one-night only concert at Philly's World Cafe Live on Friday, October 21 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

DINNER WITH THE TWITS Runs for Just Three More Weekends
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Dinner at the Twits, the gloriously gruesome interactive theatrical dining experience from the award-winning team behind the Olivier Award-nominated smash hit Alice's Adventures Underground, in association with gastronomic wunderkinds Bompas & Parr, must end its run at the Vaults on Sunday 30 October. (more...)

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