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...)

HuffPost Canada Hosts Live Stream Global Town Hall with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

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Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 3/13/2016 - 3/20/2016
by BWW - Mar 20, 2016

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Voicebox Opera in Concert to Present ISIS AND OSIRIS, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

General Director Guillermo Silva-Marin has just announced a major grant from the Egyptian Tourist Office in support of the upcoming premiere of Togni and Singer opera ISIS AND OSIRIS, Gods of Egypt. “We are absolutely thrilled!” said Silva-Marin. “This is a perfect example of creative support for the arts that crosses borders and cultures.” The Egyptian Ambassador to Canada, His Excellency Ambassador Moataz Mounir Moharram Zahran of The Arab Republic of Egypt has confirmed that he and his party will attend the World Premiere on April 1, 2016. The performance will be followed by a reception for donors and special guests. (more...)

Apollinaire Theatre to Stage THREESOME This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Apollinaire Theatre Company presents THREESOME by Yussef El Guindi, directed by Danielle Fauteux Jacques and featuring Alison Meirowitz, Mauro Canepa and Geoff Van Wyck. (more...)

International Architect Bernard Khoury to Present at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Architect and designer Bernard Khoury, Founder of DW5 in Beruit, Lebanon will present the eight annual Donghia Designer-in-Residency lecture on March 16, 2016, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. The Donghia Designer-in-Residency is hosted by the Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design and consists of a one-week master class culminating with a public lecture at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. (more...)

Jamil Khoury's MOSQUE ALERT to Premiere at Silk Road Rising This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Silk Road Rising and Executive Director Malik Gillani are proud to announce the World Premiere of MOSQUE ALERT, a new play written by Jamil Khoury and directed by Edward Torres. MOSQUE ALERT runs March 24 - May 1, 2016, in Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St, Lower Level, in Chicago. Press opening is Saturday, April 2 at 4:00 pm. (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

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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

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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

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

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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...)

Cast Announced for Jamil Khoury's MOSQUE ALERT at Silk Road Rising
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Silk Road Rising proudly presents the World Premiere of Jamil Khoury's Mosque Alert. All performances will be presented in the company's venue in Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building at 77 W. Washington St. in Chicago. (more...)

The British Museum Opens SICILY: CULTURE AND CONQUEST, April 21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

In April of this year the British Museum will open the first exhibition in the UK to explore over 4000 years of history on the island of Sicily. Sponsored by Julius Baer, Sicily: culture and conquest will provide new insight into the vibrant past of the Italian island familiar to so many visitors today. The exhibition will shed light on the remarkable artistic and architectural achievements of the island through objects in the British Museum's own collection alongside outstanding loans from Sicily and around the world, including many objects coming to the UK for the very first time. (more...)

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The 68th season of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, will present an international roster of artists in six major vocal productions plus an opera-in-concert from June 30 - July 20. New Festival productions this year are Mozart's Cosi fan tutte directed by Christophe Honore and conducted by Louis Langree with the Freiburger Barockorchester; Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande led by Esa-Pekka Salonen with the Philharmonia Orchestra; and completing the Festival's Handel Cycle, Il Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno conducted by Emmanuelle Haimwith Le Concert d'Astree. In addition, the 2016 season will feature a concert version of Rameau's Zoroastre with Raphael Pichon leading the orchestra and choir of the Ensemble Pygmalion. (more...)

Spok to Showcase Clinical Communications at Arab Health 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

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Skylar Astin-Led WEST SIDE STORY and More Play Carnegie Hall's 2016 Season- Full Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

Carnegie Hall's 2016 lineup will include WEST SIDE STORY, led by Skylar Astin, plus the New York Pops, Michael Feinstein, and much more. Check out the full schedule below! (more...)

The Boston Massacre Comes to Life in Revolutionary New Play
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2016

The Bostonian Society has announced a world premiere production that will bring history to life. The new play Blood on the Snow, by Patrick Gabridge, will transform The Old State House into a unique historical stage this spring, reexamining the Boston Massacre and shedding light on its ties to contemporary events. (more...)

Rosario Guererro & Mohammad Motamedi to Play Zankel Hall, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

On Friday, March 18 at 8:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall presents Sevillian cantaora Rosario Guerrero "La Tremendita" and Iranian traditional vocalist Mohammad Motamedi in a program entitled Qasida. (more...)

Golden Thread Celebrates Middle-Eastern Women Artists who Build Community Through Art
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2016

Golden Thread Productions returns with its annual celebration of International Women's Day, What Do the Women Say? on Saturday, March 12, at 8pm at La Peña Cultural Center (3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley). This year's program is a celebration of pioneering Bay Area women artists who have built community through their art. (more...)

Dr. Omar Al-Ejli Releases FOUNDAR OF QATAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Dr.Omar Al-Ejli, an Iraqi scholar and historian, founder of Nahawand Center in Singapore, social activist, history buff, researcher, published writer and author, has completed his newest work 'Founder of Qatar': a gripping and potent work about the history, culture and people of Qatar. (more...)

Cast of CORRESPONDENCE at the Old Red Lion Set
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Robyn Keynes and Emma O'Mara are proud to announce the cast of Correspondence, a powerful new drama written by Lucinda Burnett and directed by Blythe Stewart. Correspondence is a bittersweet story of fledgling friendships and mental health set between Stockport and Syria on the brink of The Arab Spring, and plays at the Old Red Lion Theatre in March/April 2016. This production will coincide with the 5th Anniversary of the Syrian Revolution. (more...)

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) Selects Juniper Networks Technology to Build and Deploy the Largest Internet Gateway Backbone in the Middle East
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

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Tarragon & Studio 180 to Present YOU WILL REMEMBER ME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Tarragon Theatre, in a co-production with Studio 180 Theatre, presents the Toronto premiere of You Will Remember Me by Governor General's Award-winning playwright François Archambault, one of Québec's most dynamic voices, in a translation by Bobby Theodore. Directed by Studio 180 co-founder and Artistic Director Joel Greenberg, You Will Remember Me is a vivid and elegant drama about family and memory that stars R.H. Thomson, Kimwun Perehinec, Nancy Palk, Mark McGrinder and Michela Cannon. You Will Remember Me previews from March 1, opens March 9 and runs to April 10 in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA and WILD to Premiere at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Hampstead Theatre today announces two world premieres for the Main Stage, LAWRENCE AFTER ARABIA by Howard Brenton and WILD by Mike Bartlett. (more...)

Final Day Recap: 'Dubai Charter of Sustainable Development Cities Alliance Signed at World Government Summit 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

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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

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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...)

Garden State Film Festival 2016 Winners
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The Garden State Film Festival was thrilled to announce the festival's 2016 award winners and honorees during Sunday's annual highly-anticipated black tie awards ceremony in the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. (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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