BALLET OF BLOOD Opens RIP Horror International Film Fest
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Jared Masters' magnum opus, Ballet of Blood, has been selected to open the RIP Horror International Film Fest this year in Hollywood. (more...)

Another Unexplained Suicide in Solitary Confinement Raises Serious Questions About the Impact of Abuse in Prisons Across America, States Advocacy Group, A Just Cause
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

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Another Unexplained Suicide in Solitary Confinement Raises Serious Questions About the Impact of Abuse in Prisons Across America, States Advocacy Group, A Just Cause
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

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BWW Review: Mark Dendy's WHISTLEBLOWER Explores Identity, Patriotism
by Lauren Wingenroth - Sep 23, 2015

The morning after the premiere of Mark Dendy's Whistleblower at Dixon Place comes disturbing news that the military is forcing transwoman and former intelligence office Chelsea Manning to follow male grooming standards while imprisoned. Dendy's timing is lucky. His piece explores Manning's mind as she faces charges for leaking almost one million documents containing evidence of war crimes committed by the United States in Iraq and Afghanistan. Though Manning's case already feels like history in some ways, Dendy reminds us that its personal and political meanings are still urgent. (more...)

SWANGO: The Theatrical Dance Experience Comes to the Schimmel Center, 10/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Thursday through Saturday, October 15 - 17, the Schimmel Center at Pace University presents a revival and newly choreographed version of SWANGO: The Theatrical Dance Experience. (more...)

A Prison Inmate Housed in Solitary Confinement at the Florence Federal Correctional Institute (FCI) Dies of Apparent Suicide Renewing Questions about Director Samuels' T
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

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SWANGO to Play Schimmel Center, 10/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Thursday through Saturday, October 15th-17th, the Schimmel Center at Pace University presents a revival of SWANGO: The Theatrical Dance Experience. Originally premiering off-Broadway in 2005, SWANGO: The Theatrical Dance Experience features a book by Tony Award winning playwright, Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), based on a concept by choreographers Mariela Franganillo (Forever Tango) and Robert Royston (Swing!) Following in the tradition of West Side Story, this contemporary, Romeo and Juliet story depicts a unique fusion of dance, romance, revelry and rivalry within and between two different worlds. In one evening we see the tale of two lovers; the girl from the sultry world of Argentine Tango, the boy from the lively arena of West Coast Swing. When the lovers conquer their differences, they create the harmonic fusion of Swing and Tango. (more...)

A Just Cause Digs Deeper in Unexplained Death of Inmate at Florence Prison as Mother Explains That Prison Officials Paid for Cremation of Son's Body
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

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Bureau of Prisons Director, Charles Samuels, Is Part of Abuse to IRP6 Families and Friends, Who Visit Florence Prison Camp (FPC) in Colorado, as Cries for Help Go Ignored
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

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James J. Christy to Direct MACBETH at Villanova, 11/10-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

Professor Emeritus and Former Theatre Department Chair James J. Christy returns to Villanova Theatre to direct a cast of fourteen in a re-imagined production of Shakespeare's haunting thriller, Macbeth, on stage November 10- 22, 2015. (more...)

Prison Officials Cause the Death of Inmate in Solitary Confinement and Have the Body Immediately Cremated in an Attempt to Cover Up the Death at the Florence Prison Camp
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

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SWANGO to Play Schimmel Center, 10/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Today through Saturday, October 15th-17th, the Schimmel Center at Pace University presents a revival of SWANGO: The Theatrical Dance Experience. Originally premiering off-Broadway in 2005, SWANGO: The Theatrical Dance Experience features a book by Tony Award winning playwright, Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), based on a concept by choreographers Mariela Franganillo (Forever Tango) and Robert Royston (Swing!) Following in the tradition of West Side Story, this contemporary, Romeo and Juliet story depicts a unique fusion of dance, romance, revelry and rivalry within and between two different worlds. In one evening we see the tale of two lovers; the girl from the sultry world of Argentine Tango, the boy from the lively arena of West Coast Swing. When the lovers conquer their differences, they create the harmonic fusion of Swing and Tango. (more...)

SWANGO: The Theatrical Dance Experience Comes to the Schimmel Center This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

This weekend, October 15 - 17, the Schimmel Center at Pace University presents a revival and newly choreographed version of SWANGO: The Theatrical Dance Experience. (more...)

"THE PASTOR" Gets Nationwide Theatrical Event Release
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

It was revealed today that the gritty, strong-messaged, gang thriller “The Pastor” will be released in select movie theaters nationwide on January 25, 2016, for a special one-night engagement from WolfGang Cinema in partnership with Fathom Events. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim, Barbra Streisand, Gloria Estefan and More Honored with 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom; Ceremony Set for Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that among the 17 recipients of the 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom are Broadway legends Stephen Sondheim and Barbra Streisand, as well as pop star and ON YOUR FEET! creator Gloria Estefan. President Barack Obama named this year's honoreees today, and the awards will be presented at the White House on November 24th. (more...)

Arthur Elbakyan Brings MY INSANE SHAKESPEARE to United Solo Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

'My Insane Shakespeare', a solo performance by award-winning actor and director Arthur Elbakyan, returns to New York City's Theatre Row this November. The play will be featured as Encore at the United Solo Theatre Festival after last year's grand success. (more...)

James J. Christy Directs MACBETH at Villanova, Now thru 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Professor Emeritus and Former Theatre Department Chair James J. Christy returns to Villanova Theatre to direct a cast of fourteen in a re-imagined production of Shakespeare's haunting thriller, Macbeth, on stage tonight, November 10- 22, 2015. (more...)

Comedy Central to Premiere JEFF ROSS ROASTS CRIMINALS: LIVE AT BRAZOS COUNTY JAIL, 6/13
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2015

America's Roastmaster General himself, Jeff Ross, gives the most dangerous - and enlightening - roast of his life from behind the walls of the Brazos County Jail in Bryan, Texas. (more...)

Scoop: NIGHTLINE on ABC - Friday, May 20, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on NIGHTLINE, airing on ABC on Friday, May 20, 2016! (more...)

Fusion to Premiere Documentary FIGHT TO JUSTICE: DAVID AND ME, 5/15
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

FUSION today announced the television premiere of the feature documentary FIGHT TO JUSTICE: DAVID AND ME, a gritty, gut-wrenching doc about two unlikely friends – a convicted murderer and a young filmmaker. (more...)

2016 Human Rights Watch Film Festival Lineup Announced
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented June 10-19 with 18 topical and provocative feature films and three special interactive programs that grapple with the challenges of defending human rights around the world today. (more...)

Theatre N16 Presents YOUR EVER LOVING, April 18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Theatre N16 presents YOUR EVER LOVING, April 18th - May 5th 2016, Theatre N16; Press Night: April 20th 2016, 7.30pm (more...)

Sundance Institute Announces Projects for Theatre Lab in MENA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Sundance Institute today announced the eight new projects selected for its pilot Theatre Lab in the MENA region, held in Morocco, May 2016. The Lab is part of the Institute's international cultural exchange programs for independent artists, which include a new, multi-year commitment to support artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), broadening the work of its East African Theatre Exchange over the past 15 years. For the Lab, the Institute will provide promising, fresh voices from the U.S. and MENA region with a rigorous artistic retreat and new opportunities for cross-cultural discovery, artistic reflection and creative experimentation. (more...)

Park Avenue Armory Dance Commission 'FLEXN' Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Park Avenue Armory has commissioned dance pioneer Reggie (Regg Roc) Gray and visionary director Peter Sellars to create a performance piece that evolves the tradition of flex, the Brooklyn-born street dance. Characterized by sharp, rhythmic contortion, pausing, snapping, gliding, bone-breaking, and animated showmanship, the flex form evolved from the Jamaican bruk-up style popular in the dance halls and reggae clubs of Brooklyn in the 1990s. Opening today, March 25 and marking the first major presentation of the Armory's 2015 artistic season, FLEXN transforms the dance from its individual, combative style to create a collaborative work of social commentary inspired by both personal experience and current events. A series of public discussions and education initiatives complement the presentation. (more...)

2016 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Documentary Feature Film Selections & More
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced the US Narrative, International Narrative, and Documentary Competition feature film selections (more...)

Stageworks to Present June Readings of Guirgis' Works Leading Up to THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Stageworks Theatre is revving its engines for what is sure to be a summer to remember in the Channel District with the works of Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Stephen Adly Guirgis, whose play, The Mother****er With the Hat, will run July 9-26 after, which recently had a successful run in London by a local theatre company. (more...)

Comedy Central Premieres JEFF ROSS ROASTS CRIMINALS: LIVE AT BRAZOS COUNTY JAIL Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

America's Roastmaster General himself, Jeff Ross, gives the most dangerous - and enlightening - roast of his life from behind the walls of the Brazos County Jail in Bryan, Texas. (more...)

Stageworks to Present June Readings of Guirgis' Works Leading Up to THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Stageworks Theatre is revving its engines for what is sure to be a summer to remember in the Channel District with the works of Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Stephen Adly Guirgis, whose play, The Mother****er With the Hat, will run July 9-26 after, which recently had a successful run in London by a local theatre company. (more...)

Vintage & Anchor Books Announce New August Publications
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

AUGUST PAPERBACK ORIGINALS. . . THUG NOTES: A Street-Smart Guide to Classic Literature by Sparky Sweets, PhD (Vintage • 304 pages • On Sale: 8/18/15 • Price: $14.95 • ISBN: 9781101873045).Sparky Sweets, PhD. and Wisecrack proudly present this outrageously funny, ultra-sharp guide to literature based on the hit online series, Thug Notes. Inside, you'll find hilarious plot breakdowns and masterful analyses of sixteen of literature's most beloved classics, including: The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill A Mockingbird, Pride & Prejudice, The Color Purple, Hamlet, Things Fall Apart, and more! Thug Notes has been featured on BET, PBS, and NPR and has been used in hundreds of classrooms around the world. Whether you're a student, teacher, or straight-up literary gangster like Dr. Sweets, THUG NOTES has got you covered. You'll certainly never look at literature the same way again. PUBLICIST: David Archer • 212-572-2331 • darcher@penguinrandomhouse.com (more...)

Tottenham Summer Sets The Royal Court Theatre Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

TOTTENHAM'S OWN is a celebration of work made by the local community and will include workshops and performance nights for home grown talent in the Tottenham area. (more...)

POETIC LICENSE 2016: A KIND OF NOW Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Poetic Theater Productions announces the line up for their 5th annual festival of new poetic theater. POETIC LICENSE 2016: A KIND OF NOW begins on Thursday, March 17 and runs through Friday, April 8.  Ticket prices range from $15 - $20; the Bedlam event is free. POETIC LICENSE 2016: A KIND OF NOW takes place at the wild project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B). Tickets can be purchased from OvationTix on 212.352.3101 or online at www.poetictheater.com. Group Sales available for groups of 10 or more by emailing: tickets@poetictheater.com (more...)

Immersive Cinema, Virtual Reality and New Innovations Set for Sundance's 2016 New Frontier Exhibition
by Movies News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

A revolution a decade in the making, Sundance Institute celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its New Frontier program with an exhibition of new work at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, including immersive cinematic works, virtual reality installations, an extensive lineup of documentary and narrative mobile VR experiences and an inside look at the innovations being developed at some of world's leading media research labs. 10th Anniversary exhibitions will also be presented with MoMA in New York City in April, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis as part of Northern Spark in June. (more...)

Inspirational Drama THE PASTOR Coming to Select U.S. Theaters This January; Tix on Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

“The Pastor,” presented by Fathom Events and WolfGang Cinema, comes to movie theaters for one night on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 7 p.m. local time. (more...)

Arthur Elbakyan to Bring MY INSANE SHAKESPEARE to United Solo 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

'My Insane Shakespeare', a solo performance by award-winning actor and director Arthur Elbakyan, returns to New York City's Theatre Row this November. The play will be featured as Encore at the United Solo Theatre Festival after last year's grand success. (more...)

THIS IS OUR YOUTH & More Set for Custom Made Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Custom Made Theatre Company announces its 17th Season, opening with Kenneth Lonergan's This is Our Youth on September 18. The 2015-2016 season will be staged at Custom Made's new home, the Custom Made Theatre at 533 Sutter St. (at Powell) just north of Union Square, easily accessible via all Bay Area public transit and a block from public parking. (more...)

ONA Announces 2015 Online Journalism Awards Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC - The Online News Association today announced finalists for its 2015 Online Journalism Awards, representing a wide range of nonprofit, public, academic, major media, and emerging technology organizations from around the globe. (more...)

Nora's Playhouse to Host Public Reading of WHATDOESFREEMEAN?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Nora's Playhouse is pleased to announce the first public reading of whatdoesfreemean?, a new play by award-winning playwright Catherine Filloux. Developed in collaboration with Nora's Playhouse and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, whatdoesfreemean? takes us into the cell and the mind of its central character, Mary, an African-American woman who is serving time for an undisclosed crime. Her days in Solitary Confinement are spent trying to keep her sanity in the face of loneliness, indifference, human cruelty, and loss. As she grapples with internal voices that threaten to loosen her grip on reality, anger, outrage, strength, and humor carry Mary through her period of incarceration and beyond. (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN CRIME on ABC - Thursday, April 16, 2015
by TV Scoop - Apr 8, 2015

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN CRIME, airing on ABC on Thursday, April 16, 2015! (more...)

Public Television's WORLD Channel to Air Season 3 of AMERICA REFRAMED
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Join journalist and series host Natasha Del Torofor the continuation of the 3 rdseason ofAMERICA REFRAMED,WORLD Channel's independent film series co-produced with American Documentary, Inc. (AmDoc). (more...)

CNBC's WHITE COLLAR CONVICTS: LIFE ON THE INSIDE to Premiere Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

News cameras are almost never allowed inside federal prisons, but now a gritty CNBC original documentary goes behind prison walls to capture the raw experience of crooked CEOs, inside traders, embezzlers and other convicted corporate swindlers who are serving their time. (more...)

CNBC's WHITE COLLAR CONVICTS: LIFE ON THE INSIDE to Premiere 4/29
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

News cameras are almost never allowed inside federal prisons, but now a gritty CNBC original documentary goes behind prison walls to capture the raw experience of crooked CEOs, inside traders, embezzlers and other convicted corporate swindlers who are serving their time. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Premieres THE SPY IN THE HANOI HILTON Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

A new Smithsonian Channel special will reveal one of the greatest secrets of the Vietnam War. THE SPY IN THE HANOI HILTON, premiering tonight, April 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, uncovers the true story of POWs inside the Prison, known as the Hanoi Hilton (more...)

Convicted Felon Turned MMA World Champion Jermaine Andre Releases Autobiography
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Jermaine Andre' has released his autobiography, 'Muay Thaiger - Death Vow of Life' which tells the raw and unfiltered stories that ultimately transformed him from menace to Master Chief. Jermaine's trial-by-fire, which led to his redemption, is riddled with memories of street fights armed with axes and shovels, shoot-outs and battles with guards in prison. Although Jermaine is a peaceful warrior now, his story is replete with uncanny experiences that included blessings and peace rituals with Native Americans, training and breaking wild horses, as well as side by side dealings with members of the Aryan Nation, BGF, Bloods, Crips, AIM, Mexican, Italian Mafia and convicted killers. (more...)

Glimmer Glass Festival's Premiere of New Jeanine Tesori Work Among OPERA America's Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

? OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce the latest recipients of Discovery Grants and Commissioning Grants from the Opera Grants for Female Composers program, made possible through the generosity of The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere THE SPY IN THE HANOI HILTON, 4/27
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

A new Smithsonian Channel special will reveal one of the greatest secrets of the Vietnam War. THE SPY IN THE HANOI HILTON, premiering Monday, April 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, uncovers the true story of POWs inside the Prison, known as the Hanoi Hilton (more...)

Prison Reform Activist Evie Litwok and Psychiatrist Dr. Annette Hunt Join "Women in Prison: Eyewitness Accounts" on 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Nora's Playhouse is tackling the important issue of women in mass incarceration and Solitary Confinement this Thursday, April 21 at 8pm. (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN CRIME on ABC - Tonight, April 16, 2015
by TV Scoop - Apr 16, 2015

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN CRIME, airing on ABC tonight, April 16, 2015! (more...)

Inis Nua Theatre to Stage American Premiere of THE RADICALISATION OF BRADLEY MANNING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Inis Nua Theatre Company moves to The Proscenium Theatre at its new home The Drake (at 203 South Hicks Street) to present The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning by Tim Price. The American premiere of this Welsh play revives some not-so-long-ago American history to tell the story of the young Army intelligence analyst who leaked the largest amount of classified documents in U.S. history. (more...)

Sandra Oh, Hoon Lee & More Set for Sundance Institute's New MENA Play Development
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Sundance Institute today announced the acting company, dramaturgs and creative advisors participating in its pilot Theatre Lab in the MENA region, including Sandra Oh, Hoon Lee, Deanna Dunagan, Hala Omran and Raeda Taha. The Lab, held in Morocco next month, is part of the Institute's international cultural exchange programs for independent artists and will kick off a new, multi-year commitment to support artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). For the Lab, the Institute will provide promising, fresh voices from the U.S. and MENA region with a rigorous artistic retreat and new opportunities for cross-cultural discovery, artistic reflection and creative experimentation. (more...)

Ripple Effect Theatre Company Presents the Regional Premiere of TWO ROOMS, 3/13-4/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Ripple Effect Theatre Company presents the Regional Premiere of Two Rooms by Lee Blessing. This compelling and daring play, depicting a hostage situation from four points of view comes to The Bakery, located at 2132 Market Street in Denver, on March 13, with performances through April 11. (more...)

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