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Oregon Shakespeare Festival to host National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival this October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) and the Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists (CAATA) will present the 2016 National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival (ConFest) Oct. 1-9, 2016, hosted by OSF's biannual CultureFest. (more...)

Winner of 2nd Annual RED BANDANNA HERO AWARD Announced
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

American Heroes Channel (AHC) and The Huffington Post have partnered with the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust, and Boston College (BC) to present the second annual RED BANDANNA HERO AWARD. (more...)

UNESCO, in Partnership With PhosAgro and IUPAC, Awards Grants to Leading Young Scientists in the Field of Green Chemistry
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016


RADA Presents Play Readings by StoneCrabs and Yellow Earth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

StoneCrabs Theatre and Yellow Earth Theatre Company, in partnership with Japan Foundation, present Winds of Change (Ashita No Kaze), a series of staged play-readings, of award-winning Japanese plays. (more...)

Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Michael Perlman, Michael Berresse and More Among Directors for NAMT's 2016 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the directors for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Noor Theatre Announces 7th Season of Highlight Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

At the heels of their Obie Award win, Noor Theatre is gearing up for another innovative and riveting season. As the barrage of issues affecting Middle Eastern communities across the globe grows, this unique company continues to create a dialogue between their artists and audiences, and shed light on these varied and complex perspectives.  (more...)

Stars of Science Selects the Region's Brightest Innovators on MBC4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016


Broadway Producer Jeffrey Finn Named Kennedy Center's President of Theater Producing and Programming
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced Jeffrey Finn as Vice President of Theater Producing and Programming effective Oct. 7. (more...)

StoneCrabs, Yellow Earth and Japan Foundation to Present WINDS OF CHANGE Readings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Winds of Change (Ashita No Kaze) is a brand new monthly series of staged readings of Japanese plays to be presented at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Studio Theatre in London this winter. (more...)

Keith Hennessy + Jassem Hindi Present The World Premiere Of future friend/ships
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Motivated by the ambivalent outcomes of The Arab Spring and a failed effort to understand the war in Syria, future friend/ships plays in the imaginary realms of future fiction, December 15-17, 2016 at CounterPulse in San Francisco. Tickets $20-$30 (no one turned away for a lack of funds) (more...)

Arab Innovators Compete to Offer Practical Solutions to Regional Problems
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016


Turkish Culture and Tourism Office Announces Details of First Major U.S. Exhibition of Qur'ans
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The first major exhibition of Qur'ans (Korans) in the U.S., 'The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts' at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C., will now open Saturday, Oct. 22. It will be on view through Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Opening-day programs for all ages will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. and include curator tours, family-friendly hands-on art activities, storytelling performances and live demonstrations of calligraphy and illumination. The full schedule is available in the events section of the museum's website. (more...)

Guy Richie to Helm Live-Action ALADDIN Reboot for Disney!
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Guy Ritchie is currently in discussions to helm a live-action re-imagining of Disney's ALADDIN. The project marks the latest in a string of upcoming live-action reboots of Disney classics (more...)

WOMEN AND WAR Month-Long Festival to Open in July
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Women and War is a month long festival examining the effect of warfare on women worldwide. (more...)

BWW Review: Insightful, Thought Stimulating WRESTLING JERUSALEM at CPT
by Roy Berko - May 9, 2016

Shortly into WRESTLING JERUSALEM, Aaron Davidman's self-written and performed one-man play, now on stage at the newly remodeled James Levin Theatre at Cleveland Public Theatre, Davidman tells a joke. A joke which is, in actuality, not funny, but very sad and prophetic. (more...)

Maximillian Singh Gill's DEBRIEFING to Premiere at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

White Rabbit Productions and Ego Actus Theatre Company present the premiere of DEBRIEFING, a play by Maximillian Singh Gill, directed by Joan Kane, as part of the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival, August 12 - 28, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jack Laskey and More in LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA at the Hampstead
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Howard Brenton's LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA, commissioned to mark the centenary of the start of The Arab revolt. Directed by John Dove, the show is currently in previews. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Sheldon Burton Webster Shares 2013: MEMOIRS OF A WRITER
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Sheldon Burton Webster, a devoted writer and author, has completed his new book '2013: Memoirs of a Writer - A Year of Travel, Interviews and Reflections on Life': a gripping and potent memoir, this book interjects the author's quasi-autobiography into one year of his most adventurous life of travel to seven continents, 134 countries as an army officer, CPA, mountaineer and writer. (more...)

Shmuley Boteach Releases Newest Book THE ISRAEL WARRIOR
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

International best-selling author and tireless defender of Israel, 'America's Rabbi' Shmuley Boteach, is publishing his 31st book, 'The Israel Warrior: Fighting Back for the Jewish State from Campus to Street Corner' (in bookstores July 2016). The newest in an impressive series, Rabbi Shmuley's books run the gamut from political tomes to relationship advice. (more...)

BWW Review: Gripping, Compelling and Explosive - HOSTAGES Explores The Heart of Darkness
by Herbert Paine - May 23, 2016

Todd Michael Isaac and Mike Traylor deliver riveting and captivating performances as two hostages, isolated in a sterile cell and united only by their shared Kafkaesque despair, in iTheatre Collaborative's gripping and compelling production of Yussef El Guindi's HOSTAGES. (more...)

3rd Annual Night at the Museums in NYC Set for 6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Downtown Culturals Group presents the third annual Night at the Museums, bringing visitors and locals of Lower Manhattan unique experiences at 15 of the area's most diverse and culturally significant institutions. The event is presented as a part of River To River Festival 2016, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's annual summer arts festival. Night at the Museums takes place on Tuesday, June 21, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free and many of the sites include special programming and tours. (more...)

Richard Madden and Lily James's ROMEO AND JULIET Leads May's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - May 2, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From two buzzy Shakespeare productions and satirical opera to dance at the Old Vic, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Tom Coash's VEILS Comes to The Theatre Room for the Women and War Festival
by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 2016

The So & So Art Club presents Tom Coash's VEILS at The Theatre Room, directed by Pamela Schermann and starring Isaura Barbe-Brown and Zelina Rebeiro. The staging is part of the Women and War Festival, a month-long, multi-discipline festival which documents, explores and gives voice to the experiences of women from across the world before, during and after war. The festival features 16 theatre presentations as well as talks, exhibitions and screenings. (more...)

Mariam Bint Ali Pens I, AN IRAQI
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Author Mariam Bint Ali has watched the people of Iraq - the Iraqi Jews, Christians, Muslims, Yazidis, and many other humans with different faiths - once living in harmony, pay a heavy price for the policy of divide and rule. (more...)

Call Opens for 2017 Elsevier Foundation Award Nominations for Early-career Women Scientists in the Developing World
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016


2016 WOMEN AND WAR Festival to Open with SEVEN Documentary Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Just announced, the official launch night of the month-long WOMEN AND WAR festival will feature a one-off performance of SEVEN, a documentary play about seven ordinary women who became extraordinary activists, starring Rula Lenska, Miriam Margolyes and Josie Lawrence. (more...)

Hakim to Headline Free Concert at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is pleased to present a free concert headlined by beloved Egyptian singer Hakim on Friday, July 15. Hakim replaces Algerian rocker Rachid Taha, who is no longer able to perform due to unanticipated travel issues. The concert, which takes place at the Prospect Park Bandshell (9th St. & Prospect Park West) is free to the public (with a suggested $5 contribution at the gate) and begins at 7:30 P.M. with an opening performance by London-based Ethiopian three-piece Krar Collective. (more...)

Al Jazeera Media Network to air First-Ever Live Broadcast of Global Town Hall Debate with UN Secretary-General Candidates on Tuesday, July 12th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016


BWW Blog: Telling Women's War Stories
by Guest Blogger: Sarah Berger - Jul 5, 2016

WOMEN AND WAR is a month-long festival examining the effect of warfare on women worldwide. Bringing together an extraordinary span of international work, and performers from all continents, the festival will showcase cutting-edge drama, comedy, dance, documentary film and photography, drawn from the United Kingdom, United States, Spain, Iran, and Uzbekistan. Across the centuries, from the Crimean War and WW2 through to the current conflict in Syria, Women and War tells the profoundly personal and yet universal stories of the role of women and the impact upon them during and after conflict, whether subjugated or subversive, victim or healer, protector or fighter. Opening today, the festival is held at Frederick's Place - a historic building in the heart of the City. (more...)

WOMEN AND WAR FESTIVAL Enters Final Fortnight at Frederick's Place
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

?Women and War is a month long festival examining the effect of warfare on women worldwide. (more...)

Balqees Fathi Named Planet 50-50 Champion for the Arab States Region
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2016


A TALE OF TWO CITIES To Tour The UK This Autumn
by Edward Baker - Jul 15, 2016

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darknesss... It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair - we had everything before us! We had nothing before us!' (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Sets 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Mixed Culture's MOVEMENT IN ROOTS, MOVEMENT IN DUB Album Out Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The debut, deluxe edition, double box set 'Movement in Roots, Movement in Dub' album from Miami based reggae group Mixed Culture is out tomorrow, August 5. (more...)

JinkoSolar Supplies Solar PV Modules for the First Integrated Renewable Project in Kuwait
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016


Skirball Cultural Center Presents Israeli Folk Electronic Trio A-WA on Sunday, September 25th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The Skirball Cultural Center presents a live performance by Israeli folk electronic trio A-WA on Sunday, September 25, at 8:00 p.m. A-WA (pronounced Ay-wa) is a band formed by three sisters who grew up in the small desert village of Shaharut in the southern Israeli Arava Valley. With enchanting voices and natural groove, the sisters combine Yemenite folk singing and electronic dance music. This past June, Rolling Stone named A-WA as one of the '10 New Artists You Need to Know.' (more...)

Photo Flash: The International Theatre Festival in Lebanon Launches With Opening of the Renovated Stars Cinema
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The International Theatre Festival in Lebanon was launched Augest 8th  in Nabatieh. Present were Efraz Al-Haj representing the minister of culture, Rabie Shaddad representing the ministry of tourism, the head of Nabatieh Municipality, Ahmad Kahil, the Italian cultural attache Edoardo Crisafului, the French cultural atache Eric Lebice, a delegation from Reje headed by Nasif Seklawi, General Hussein Hasan representing the general director of Internal Security Forces and the people and students from Nabatieh. (more...)

BBC Cuffs Star Jacob Ifan to Star in A TALE OF TWO CITIES
by Nora Dominick - Aug 22, 2016

BBC Cuff's Jacob Ifan will make his professional theatrical debut in a new adaptation of Charles Dickens', A TALE OF TWO CITIES at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Wednesday 19 - Saturday 22 October 2016. (more...)

SCIENCE, LOVE AND REVOLUTION Spoken Word at San Francisco Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

SCIENCE, LOVE AND REVOLUTION features spoken word pieces developed through performance on the London spoken word scene over the years immediately following The Arab Spring. (more...)

by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

Sam Hodges, Director of Nuffield Theatre, today announces the cast for his world premiere production of Nick Dear's new play DEDICATION - SHAKESPEARE AND SOUTHAMPTON, which investigates the relationship between William Shakespeare and the 3rd Earl of Southampton. Tom McKay plays Shakespeare and Tom Rhys-Harries plays Henry Wriothesley, the 3rd Earl of Southampton. The production opens on 20 September, with previews from 9 September, runs until 8 October. (more...)

Vulnerability of Networks Coupled with Increased Number of Cyber-Attacks to Boost the Global Deception Technology Market Through 2020, Says Technavio
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016


HAMILTON's Okieriete Onaodowan Part of Forbes First-Ever Live Musical Performance Synced to VR
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Forbes hosted yesterday the first-ever large-scale live musical performance synced to virtual reality (VR) to cap off its Under 30 Summit EMEA - a summit that brought together more than 600 of the world's most influential young entrepreneurs and game changers as culled from Forbes' 30 Under 30 lists. (more...)

Al Arabiya English Launches Blogs Section to 'Instigate Debate and Find New Voices'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016


Jack Laskey, Geraldine James & More to Star in LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Howard Brenton's Lawrence after Arabia, commissioned to mark the centenary of the start of The Arab revolt, which previews from 28 April. Directed by John Dove, the full cast features Sam Alexander, William Chubb, Geraldine James, Khalid Laith, Jack Laskey, Rosalind March and Jeff Rawle. (more...)

What a Second Passport Means to Egyptian Nationals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

DUBAI, UAE, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

BWW Interview: Leila Buck, Shana Gold Talk HKEELEE at Mosaic Theater
by Jennifer Perry - Apr 26, 2016

Mosaic bills Leila Buck's solo show as "a probing portrait of a cosmopolitan Lebanese matriarch as remembered by her Lebanese-American granddaughter who attempts to piece together her beloved Teta's story." Ms. Buck and her director Shana Gold were gracious enough to answer a few of my questions over email about the impetus for the show, the development process, and expectations for this highly anticipated production. (more...)

Reena Ninan Named CBS NEWS Correspondent
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Reena Ninan has joined CBS News as a Correspondent based in New York City. She will report for all CBS News broadcasts and anchor for CBSN, beginning next month. (more...)

American Heroes Channel Teams with Huffington Post on 2nd Annual 'Red Bandanna Hero Award'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

American Heroes Channel (AHC) and the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust proudly announced a partnership with The Huffington Post to launch a nationwide search to find the winner of the second annual Red Bandanna Hero Award, honoring the ultimate, everyday hero who exemplifies the American spirit that defines us as a nation. (more...)

Author Sam Jane Brown Pens New Thriller
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Sam Jane Brown's popular but highly controversial new book, 'Forgotten Word,' addresses one of today's most serious and frequently debated questions: 'Which is more violent, religion or government.' The book, a murder mystery predicting that the second coming of Jesus Christ will be in female form, prompts readers to rethink their positions on this contentious issue. (more...)

BWW Review: THREESOME at Apollinaire Theatre Company Pulls No Punches
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 11, 2016

THREESOME blends the personal and the political, as well as comedy and drama, in a powerful and provocative multi-layered story. Artistic Director Danielle Fauteux Jacques pulls no punches and spurs her trio of actors (Alison Meirowitz McCarthy, Mauro Canepa, Geoff Van Wyck) to bravely deliver raw performances. (more...)

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