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Independent Bookstores in Seven Cities to Host Banned Books Week Events
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE), a project of the American Booksellers Association, has announced that seven independent bookstores will participate in 'A Night of Silenced Voices' on Tuesday, September 27, to celebrate diversity and honor freedom of expression during this year's Banned Books Week (September 25-October 1). To highlight challenges to books written by authors of diverse backgrounds, Banned Books Week is exploring why their books are disproportionately singled out for attack. These bookstores will host events on the evening of September 27: · Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, New York, NY · Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, DC · Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL · The Book Cellar, Chicago, IL · Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, CO · Powell's City of Books, Portland, OR · Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA A full list of events planned across the country is available on the online calendar: bannedbooksweek.org/events. 'Independent bookstores have always been strong supporters of Banned Books Week, and more than 500 will mount displays of banned and challenged titles this year. But this is the first time we have coordinated events on the same night,' says Chris Finan, ABFE director. Hundreds of books are banned or challenged in schools and libraries every year. The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom estimates that more than half are written by authors of color, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities. A slideshow of some of the titles that are most frequently challenged because of their diversity can be viewed here, http://www.slideshare.net/mjacoby/frequently-challenged-or-banned-books-diversity-66176301 To highlight the value of free and open access to information, Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community - booksellers, publishers, librarians, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types - in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those that are unorthodox or unpopular. About Banned Books Week (www.bannedbooksweek.org) Banned Books Week is the only national celebration of the freedom to read. Launched in 1982, it is celebrated during the last week of September. It is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, the American Library Association, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Association of American Publishers, the Association of American University Presses, the Authors Guild, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, the Freedom to Read Foundation, the National Coalition Against Censorship, the National Council of Teachers of English, PEN America, the People for The American Way Foundation, and Project Censored. It is endorsed by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. About the American Booksellers Association (www.BookWeb.org) Founded in 1900, the American Booksellers Association is a not-for-profit trade association devoted to meeting the needs of its core members - independently owned bookstores with storefront locations - through education, information dissemination, business products and services, and advocacy. ABA exists to protect and promote the interests of independent retail book businesses, as well as to protect the First Amendment rights of every American. The association actively supports free speech, literacy, and programs that support local and independent retail shops. A board of 10 booksellers governs the Association. ABA is headquartered in White Plains, New York. (more...)

National American University Raises Funds to Support Wounded Veterans...
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

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National American University Raises Funds to Support Wounded Veterans...
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

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Photo Flash: York Theatre Company's HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN! Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The limited engagement of How to Be an American! will play 10 performances only through September 25, 2016 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night was last night, September 18 at 7:00 p.m., and BroadwayWorld has photos from the curtain call and festivities below (more...)

Photo Coverage: HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN Opens at Saint Peter's
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 19, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, on Saturday 17 September opened the New2NY Series presentation of the new musical How to Be an American!, a political cabaret based on Plunkitt of Tammany Hall-A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics, adapted by T. Cat Ford(The Chaos Trade, Pow'r in the Blood). (more...)

ON THE WATERFRONT and THE GODFATHER Set for THE ART OF THE SCORE with the NY Phil, 9/18-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

The New York Philharmonic will present the third season of THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic September 18-21, 2015, featuring two complete Academy Award-winning films screened with live performances of their acclaimed scores: On the Waterfront and The Godfather. (more...)

HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN! Starts Tomorrow at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presents the New2NY Series presentation of the new musical How to Be an American!, a political cabaret based on Plunkitt of Tammany Hall-A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics, adapted by T. Cat Ford (The Chaos Trade, Pow'r in the Blood). The limited engagement of How to Be an American! will play 10 performances only, beginning tomorrow, September 17. (more...)

Harris Center to Present Michael Milligan in MERCY KILLERS, 10/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Mercy Killers is in the tradition of American playwrights from Arthur Miller and Clifford Odets, to Tony Kushner and Anna Deavere Smith, in capturing political and social reality in powerful story and unforgettable character. "Over 60% of all bankruptcies in the U.S. are the result of medical debt. What most people don't realize is that the majority of those bankruptcies, the person involved actually had insurance at the onset of their health crises," says Milligan. This discovery led him to collect stories from people suffering financial disaster on top of chronic illnesses. (more...)

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: WALT DISNEY Comes to DVD Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE offers an unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers. (more...)

VIDEO: PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: WALT DISNEY Premieres Tonight
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE offers an unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers in Walt Disney, a new two-part, four-hour film premiering Monday and Tuesday, September 14-15, 2015 (more...)

Documentary NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU to Premiere on PBS, 10/25
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The first documentary about the 94-year-old television legend, AMERICAN MASTERS --NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU, premieres nationwide Tuesday, October 25 (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of York Theatre's HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the complete cast for the New2NY Series presentation of the new musical How to Be an American!, a political cabaret based on Plunkitt of Tammany Hall-A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics, adapted by T. Cat Ford (The Chaos Trade, Pow'r in the Blood). Scroll down to meet the whole company! (more...)

York Theatre Company Announces Cast for HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the complete cast for the New2NY Series presentation of the new musical How to Be an American!, a political cabaret based on Plunkitt of Tammany Hall-A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics, adapted by T. Cat Ford (The Chaos Trade, Pow'r in the Blood). (more...)

Alec Baldwin to Honor Alan Gilbert at This Year's NYYS Benefit Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Alec Baldwin will present the Theordore L. Kesselman Award for the Arts to honor Alan Gilbert at the New York Youth Symphony's (NYYS) 53rd Annual Benefit Gala. (more...)

BWW Review: SUPERGIRL is Breath of Fresh Air in Dreary Superhero Universe
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 27, 2015

TV's newest superhero show is startlingly different than nearly everything else on the current comic book landscape, and it's not just because its hero wears a skirt instead of tights. No, CBS's SUPERGIRL stands out because it dares to have fun; it dares to have a hero who is optimistic and embraces the joy of being super; and, perhaps most surprisingly, it dares to film a majority of its scenes during daylight hours. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents AMERICAN MYTH
by Herbert Paine - Oct 26, 2015

Director Robyn Allen and Theatre Artists Studio's skilled cast make AMERICAN MYTH a thought-provoking theatrical experience. (more...)

BWW Review: BRIDGE OF SPIES Is Great, But Simple
by Natalie de la Garza - Oct 16, 2015

It's 1957, the U.S. is about a decade into the coldest of wars, and an insurance lawyer from Brooklyn is unanimously chosen by his peers to defend an accused Soviet spy. (more...)

Alec Baldwin Honors Alan Gilbert at Tonight's NYYS Benefit Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

Alec Baldwin will present the Theordore L. Kesselman Award for the Arts to honor Alan Gilbert at the New York Youth Symphony's (NYYS) 53rd Annual Benefit Gala. (more...)

Harris Center Presents Michael Milligan in MERCY KILLERS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Mercy Killers is in the tradition of American playwrights from Arthur Miller and Clifford Odets, to Tony Kushner and Anna Deavere Smith, in capturing political and social reality in powerful story and unforgettable character. 'Over 60% of all bankruptcies in the U.S. are the result of medical debt. What most people don't realize is that the majority of those bankruptcies, the person involved actually had insurance at the onset of their health crises,' says Milligan. This discovery led him to collect stories from people suffering financial disaster on top of chronic illnesses. (more...)

Telletopia Unveils Unique Path to the Internet for Live, Local Broadcast TV
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

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VO5's 'Dance Originality' Music Video Wins MTV Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

This September, nu-disco big band VO5 started a fundraising campaign to finish their debut album Dance Originality and fund music videos. (more...)

Fed Up Americans Create Online Videos Calling To Overturn Citizens United And Get Big Money Out Of Politics
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

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Smithsonian's National Postal Museum to Display New York City Stamp Art Exhibit, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum is unveiling an exhibition of original artwork Dec. 10 titled, “New York City: A Portrait Through Stamp Art.” On display through Mar. 13, 2017, 30 pieces of original artwork will be publically displayed for the first time, celebrating the influence of New York City on American society. (more...)

NAU Partners With Bridge360 Program to Provide Career Training For...
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

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Millennials Changing Face of America, Heavily Impacting Homeownership, Say Experts
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

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Critic's Choice: Don't Miss These Shows, Y'all!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 3, 2016

Theater-goers from our neck o' the woods have been quite spoiled already this year - and 2016 is barely three months old - and the hits, as they are wont to say, just keep on coming. In fact, there's so much great theater going on in the Nashville area right now, that you may be having a difficult time choosing among the bounteous offerings local companies are providing you. (more...)

VOTES to Offer Musical Theatre View of the Clintons at Castillo This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

VOTES by Jacqueline S. Salit and Fred Newman, composed by leading pop/country tunesmith Annie Roboff, is an 'outsider' musical with a canny view of the Clintons as a political couple. Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street, will present the work's world premiere April 1 to May 8, directed by Gabrielle L. Kurlander. (more...)

Critic's Choice: If Life's A Cabaret, Why Aren't You At The Theater?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 10, 2016

Winter's apparently over - it's in the mid-70s, balmy and windy, as we write this - and even before Spring pops up all over, there's an amazing amount of good theater to be found in the Nashville area. In fact, there's so much to choose from that you have absolutely no excuse staying alone in your room. Instead, in the wise and wonderful words of Sally Bowles, life is a cabaret and you're far more likely to find that out in the darkened confines of a theater, where magic and mayhem is bound to happen. (more...)

Fun House Theatre and Film to Bring RUSH LIMBAUGH IN NIGHT SCHOOL to Festival of Independent Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

 Fun House Theatre and Film makes their first appearance at the Festival of Independent Theatres with a production of Charlie Varon'sRush Limbaugh in Night School directed by Jeff Swearingen and featuring Alex Duva, age 12, as Limbaugh along with 3 other young actors tackling over a dozen characters in a comedy as rotund as its namesake. These bad boys of the FIT will take audiences on a 45 minute adventure of irreverent and mischevious satire in a free for all of shenanigans only Swearingen could stage and the crazy kids of Fun House could pull off.  (more...)

PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED Announces Puppeteers Lineup for The Venetian
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

'Puppet Up! - Uncensored,' which is set to debut in its new home inside The Sands Showroom at The Venetian Las Vegas on July 21, has just unveiled its lineup of expert puppeteers ready to bring their irreverent and unpredictable style of comedy to the Las Vegas Strip. (more...)

Alex Ranarivelo to Helm ESX's RUNNING WILD
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Alex Ranarivelo (“The Wrong Side of Right,” “Born to Race” film series,) will direct the feature drama “Running Wild” for Forrest Lucas and Ali Afshar's newly launched ESX Entertainment. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 1/4/2016
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This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 1/4/2016. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 1/11/2016
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This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 1/11/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: FUNNY VALENTINES at Chaffin's Barn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 28, 2016

Ah, the 1970s - what a decade, am I right? - the perfect time period for theatrical farce, what with its polyester double-knit slacks, soft and silky Nik-Nik shirts, some swell television sitcoms and the rise of entertainment conglomerates to gobble up the so-called 'little guys' in order to allow commercialism to run amok and for the notion of selling out one's soul for personal gratification and financial gain to become part of The American Way of life. Let's face it: Isn't all that what has led to and created the current climate of political division and personal derision? (more...)

Banned Books Week Spotlights Diversity
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Why are so many diverse books banned? The 2016 celebration of Banned Books Week will examine this important question as part of its thematic focus on diversity, the event's national coalition announced today. Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will run from September 25?October 1, 2016, and will be observed in thousands of libraries, schools, bookstores and other community settings across the nation. (more...)

BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL Questions 'Truth, Justice, and the American Way'
by Nicole Ackman - Feb 22, 2016

This week on SUPERGIRL, Kara's values come under questioning as she struggles with the idea of justice. The Master Jailer takes the fate of former Fort Rozz prisoners into his own hands, Cat gets a new assistant at the office, and Kara tries to deal her grief for Astra. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERGIRL on CBS - Monday, February 22, 2016
by TV Scoop - Feb 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on SUPERGIRL, airing on CBS on Monday, February 22, 2016! (more...)

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, U.S. Representative Ted Deutch And Academy Award-Nominated Actress Kathleen Turner Gather To Name Winners Of Democracy For All Video Challenge And
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

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Scoop: SUPERGIRL on CBS - Monday, February 22, 2016
by TV Scoop - Feb 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on SUPERGIRL, airing on CBS on Monday, February 22, 2016! (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 12/28/2015
by - Dec 28, 2015

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 12/28/2015. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 12/21/2015
by - Dec 21, 2015

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 12/21/2015. (more...)

BWW Review: Delightful REEFER MADNESS at Blank Canvas induces Giggles and Munchies
by Roy Berko - Dec 14, 2015

Even though the movement may have been slowed down by the recent Ohio election, the march toward legalization of marijuana seems on its way in this country. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 12/14/2015
by - Dec 14, 2015

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 12/14/2015. (more...)

ON THE WATERFRONT and THE GODFATHER Set for THE ART OF THE SCORE with the NY Phil, 9/18-21
by Movies News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

The New York Philharmonic will present the third season of THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic September 18-21, 2015, featuring two complete Academy Award-winning films screened with live performances of their acclaimed scores: On the Waterfront and The Godfather. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERGIRL on THE CW - Monday, September 12, 2016
by TV Scoop - Aug 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on SUPERGIRL, airing on THE CW on Monday, September 12, 2016! (more...)

HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN! to Launch York Theatre Company's 47th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, launches its 47th season in September with the return of the New2NY Series and the new musical How to Be an American! (more...)

Fictional Memoir ASHES AND EMBERS is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Inger Kretsinger's fictional memoir follows the lives of people whose hopes, dreams, aspirations and romances were reduced to 'Ashes and Embers' (published by Xlibris) during the Second World War. She shows their struggle to survive and their exodus to the Americas, as well as the conflict's aftermaths, their efforts to rekindle what was nearly snuffed out, a delicate process of recovery unfolding in the ensuing decades. (more...)

A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME and EMMA to Make NYC Debuts in York Theatre Company's 47th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the line-up for its 47th anniversary season at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's. (more...)

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: WALT DISNEY Coming to DVD 9/15; Watch Preview Now
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE offers an unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers. (more...)

Sedos to Present REEFER MADNESS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

From the warped minds behind Desperate Housewives and Heathers the musical comes a public service announcement you can't afford to miss! (more...)

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