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Recorded Books to Publish Edwidge Danticat's THE ART OF DEATH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

corded Books, a leading publisher of spoken-word content and the largest independent publisher of audiobooks, is thrilled to be the audio publisher for The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story, the next book by Edwidge Danticat (pronounced Ed-WEEDJ Dan-ti-KAH). She is a two-time finalist for the National Book Award, and has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and other honors. Nearly her entire catalog has been produced in audio by Recorded Books. (more...)

I KILLED MUSSOLINI at Teatro Paraguas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Join Christopher Johnson, Michael Wilson, and Julia Gay for an evening of illuminating poetry. Saturday, November 12, 5pm, free admission, donations to the theatre gratefully accepted. (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME Celebrates the Search for Freedom and Equality at the Turn of the 20th Century
by Shari Barrett - Nov 17, 2016

RAGTIME: The Musical, currently being presented brilliantly by Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center through December 4, 2016, is set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York. Based on the classic E. L. Doctorow novel, featuring a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally, RAGTIME weaves together three distinctly American tales -- that of a stifled suburban mother represented by Mother, the matriarch of a white upper-class family in New Rochelle, New York; Tateh, an inventive Jewish immigrant from Latvia; and Coalhouse Walker Jr., a daring young Harlem musician - all united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future in America at the turn of the 20th Century. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for GOOD TO GO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Complete casting has been announced for the Good to Go Songwriters' Showcase. (more...)

THE BRIDE FROM BOMBAY is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Bhanmatee Sita Gobin, author of the captivating historical memoir 'Bombay Kay Dulahin,' returns to the world of literature with the release of 'The Bride from Bombay' (published by Xlibris). In her latest novel, she seamlessly blends fact with fiction to recreate the struggles and triumphs of a woman, Sumintra, caught in the staggering rush of the Indian Diaspora. (more...)

Callaway, Korbich, Mauzey, & More Join Amas Gala to Perform THE FLIP SIDE: UNKNOWN MUSICAL GEMS BY AHRENS AND FLAHERTY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, has announced a starry line-up of talent that will be on hand to celebrate the company's 48th Anniversary Gala Benefit honoring the Tony Award-winning composing team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty on Monday, April 3, 2017 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). As previously announced, Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer Chita Rivera and noted theatre journalist Peter Filichia returns as Master of Ceremonies for the evening. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The View UpStairs: A New Musical Shines A Well-Intentioned Light On Gay Life in 1970s New Orleans
by Victoria Ordin - Mar 6, 2017

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS is a production of the Culture Project, which bills itself as 'New York's home for socially conscious theater.' Seen in that context, the play is not without value. Just don't expect nuance. And at one hour forty-five minutes and no intermission, it's a tough slog. Out of sixteen musical numbers, only a handful are musically compelling. And given the current political climate, it's worth reminding a younger generation what it was like just 40 years ago. Few in this crowd believed Trump would become '45,' or that basic human rights-from freedom of the press to gay marriage-would be in jeopardy. Moreover, before the Pulse Orlando shooting, the fire at the UpStairs Lounge was the deadliest hate crime against gays and lesbians in American history, yet remains unknown outside New Orleans except to activists or students of queer history. Though uneven and often heavy-handed, THE VIEW UPSTAIRS has some nice moments. Given the important subject matter, one just wishes it worked better as a piece of art. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Bring CROSSCURRENT IV to Flushing Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Flushing Town Hall (FTH) and Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York are pleased to collaborate with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to present an unprecedented lineup in CrossCurrent IV. (more...)

Curacao Honors the Immigrant Community with the 'My Voice Matters' (Mi Voz Cuenta) Wall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

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SWEAT Sets Mobile Rush Before Tomorrow's First Preview on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The searing new play Sweat begins previews on Broadway tomorrow Saturday, March 4 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Following a sold out, critically acclaimed engagement at New York's Public Theater, Sweat, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey will officially open on Broadway on March 26, 2017. (more...)

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) has announced its 2017-18 Season, the third under Artistic Director Sean Daniels. (more...)

BWW TV: Josh Grisetti of SOMETHING ROTTEN! National Tour
by Jeffrey Kare - Mar 29, 2017

Josh Grisetti of SOMETHING ROTTEN! National Tour (more...)

International Festival of Arts & Ideas Announces 2017 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas today announced complete details for Festival 2017, which will begin on June 3 and continues for three weeks through June 24 in New Haven, Connecticut.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre's IN TO AMERICA World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company continues its 2016-17 Season, an exploration of the American Dream, with the world premiere of IN TO AMERICA, a 400-year journey through The Immigrant experience, written by Artistic Director Bill Massolia (Letters Home) and directed by Dorothy Milne. IN TO AMERICA plays now through April 23, 2017 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is Sunday, March 26. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Richard Nordin Releases 'The Iron Fist'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Author Richard Nordin believes J.B. Leonis' colorful family history, the city story of Vernon as well as his entrepreneurial savvy are needed to be told. It prompted Nordin in writing 'The Iron Fist: The Immigrant Journey of J. B. Leonis to Riches and Power in Southern California' (published by Xlibris). (more...)

Mayor's Office Of Media And Entertainment Announces Americanah As Winner Of Inaugural 'One Book, One New York' Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

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SUCCESSIONS, THE 39 STEPS and More Set for Centaur Theatre's Season 49 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

A new line-up of plays and much more were revealed at Centaur Theatre's 49th season launch this afternoon. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ford's Theatre RAGTIME Director Peter Flynn
by Jamie McGonnigal - Mar 14, 2017

Nina Simone once said "You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times." But what do you do when a piece of art from 20 years ago, based on a piece of art from 40 years ago, about events which took place 100 years ago, reflects the times of today? The newest production of RAGTIME opens this week at the historic Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C., and is directed by Peter Flynn. (more...)

Mary Testa, Krysta Rodriguez, Arielle Jacobs and Jason Gotay Sign on for Prospect's GOOD TO GO Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Two-time Tony Award nominee Mary Testa (Queen of the Mist, On the Town), Arielle Jacobs (Wicked, In the Heights), Krysta Rodriguez (The Addams Family, Smash) and Jason Gotay (Bring It On, Spider-Man; Turn Off the Dark) have joined the cast of the Good to Go Songwriters' Showcase. (more...)

Traveling Exhibition 'PULPED UNDER PRESSURE' Coming to The Monmouth Museum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Pulped Under Pressure, co-curated by Reni Gower and Melissa Potter, is a traveling exhibition that will be on display in the Main Gallery of the Monmouth Museum from March 19th – May 7th 2017. The opening reception, will be held March 19th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, and is Free and Open to the Public.   (more...)

Young The Giant Include Albuquerque in Extended Fall Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Fueled By Ramen recording group Young The Giant has announced the next leg of its hugely successful Home of the Strange Tour. The North American headline dates begin Wednesday, August 2nd at Louisville, KY's Palace Theater and then continue through late September. Support on all dates will come from Cold War Kids and Joywave. Tickets for the Home of the Strange Tour are on sale now. (more...)

Write Out Loud and Cygnet Theatre present STORIES WITH CHUTZPAH by Beloved Jewish Authors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Write Out Loud - an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading short stories aloud for a live audience  - announces their upcoming performance of STORIES WITH CHUTZPAH, by Beloved Jewish Authors. The reading with music is a co-production with Cygnet Theatre Company and takes place in conjunction with Cygnet Theatre's run of Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon. STORIES WITH CHUTZPAH will take place at Cygnet Theatre on January 24th at 7pm. (more...)

Park Square and Mu Performing Arts to Co-Produce FLOWER DRUM SONG
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Park Square continues its 42nd season on the Proscenium Stage with a Mu Performing Arts and Park Square Theatre co-production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Flower Drum Song, directed by Mu Artistic Director Randy Reyes, based on the 2002 book adaptation by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Yellowface, Chinglish).  Previously produced by Mu in 2009, this will be a fully reimagined production featuring new and familiar faces. Flower Drum Song, created by legendary musical theater duo Rodgers and Hammerstein takes audiences to the vibrant world of San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1950s to Club Chop Suey, a nightclub owned by a Chinese-American family. Old World tradition clashes with New World trends as two generations, father and son, struggle to honor and protect their cultural traditions while adapting to the changing times. (more...)

Harlem Rep's THE WIZARD OF OZ Will Follow the Yellow Brick Road Into Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Harlem Repertory Theatre's production of 'The Wizard of Oz,' co-produced by the Yip Harburg Foundation, has been extended through May 27, 2017 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan. (more...)

Griffin Theatre Company Presents IN TO AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 2016-17 Season, an exploration of the American Dream, with the world premiere of IN TO AMERICA, a 400-year journey through The Immigrant experience, written by Artistic Director Bill Massolia (Letters Home) and directed by Dorothy Milne. IN TO AMERICA will play March 18 - April 23, 2017 at The Den Theatre's Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets are currently available at www.griffintheatre.com or by calling (866) 811-4111.  (more...)

Xian Zhang Leads New Jersey Symphony in 2017-18 Season - Jason Alexander, Pianist Jeremy Denk and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Xian Zhang announce the Orchestra's classical, pops and family programs for the 2017-18 season, Zhang's second as the Orchestra's critically acclaimed artistic leader. The NJSO brings a diverse range of compelling programs to six venues across the Garden State, with highlights including classical masterworks, a Winter Festival celebrating foreign artists and composers who found creative inspiration on America's welcoming shores, film-with-orchestra presentations of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and music- and comedy-filled performances with Tony Award-winning star Jason Alexander. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Honor Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty with The Rosie Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 48th Anniversary at a gala benefit on Monday, April 3, 2016 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). (more...)

BWW Connecticut: TOP PICKS February
by Lauren Yarger - Jan 31, 2017

What's coming up this month in Connecticut theater. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Set for Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival will launch its 82nd year with preview performances beginning on February 17, and the season officially kicks off Friday night, February 24, in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (director, Shana Cooper). (more...)

Golden Thread Productions Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Golden Thread Productions, the first American theatre company devoted to the Middle East, continues the celebration of its 20th anniversary with an ambitious and truly international season of new work featuring artists and stories from or about Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Palestine, Turkey, Iraq, Armenia, Japan, England, and the U.S. (more...)

Cleveland Public Theatre presents I CALL MY BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce the regional premiere of I Call My Brothers, written by Jonas Hassen Khemiri and translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles. The CPT production with be directed by 2015 National Directors Fellow, Evren Odcikin. I Call My Brothers is onstage February 9th - March 4th, 2017 in CPT's James Levin Theatre. (more...)

Christina Carlisi to Star in the West Coast Premiere of MARTHA, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Martha Graham simply refused to quit. Her influence on dance, which is often compared to Picasso's influence on modern art and the impact that Frank Lloyd Wright had on architecture, has unequivocally transformed the art form. She pursued her vision with unwavering dedication in spite of the difficulties and challenges it brought to her life. Which were many. (more...)

World Premiere Comedy THE CRUISE by Jonathan Ceniceroz Kicks Off 2017 Season at The LATC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Latino Theater Company kicks off its 2017 season exploring themes of identity and its relationship to history with a new socio-political comedy set on board a luxury ocean liner. The world premiere of The Cruise by Jonathan Ceniceroz opens March 16 at The Los Angeles Theatre Center. Low-priced previews begin March 10. (more...)

BWW Review: PROMISE LAND at Transatlantic Love Affair At The Guthrie Theater
by Karen Bovard - Feb 6, 2017

PROMISE LAND is an original work, described as a story of home, and as a re-telling of the Hansel and Gretel tale as an immigrant journey. Devised by the Transatlantic Love Affair, a physical theater ensemble founded in the Twin Cities in 2010, it has been given a supportive home by the powerful Guthrie Theater, which maintains a 9th floor black box experimental space where all tickets are just $9. (more...)

Alison Wright Completes Cast of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Producers Stuart Thompson and Louise Gund have announced the full cast for the Broadway production of the searing new play Sweat. Alison Wright ('The Americans') joins the previously announced cast from the critically acclaimed Public Theater engagement. (more...)

Griffin Theatre to Explore the Immigrant Experience with IN TO AMERICA Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company will continue its 2016-17 Season, an exploration of the American Dream, with the world premiere of IN TO AMERICA, a 400-year journey through The Immigrant experience, written by Artistic Director Bill Massolia (Letters Home) and directed by Dorothy Milne. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre presents World Premiere Commission
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare presents the world premiere of The Book of Joseph, a new play by award-winning playwright Karen Hartman that chronicles three generations of the Hollander family. Richard Hollander was devastated when his parents were killed in an accident. While cleaning out their attic, he discovered a suitcase of letters written in Polish and German during World War II by a family he never knew-his father's mother, three sisters, and their husbands and children-depicting day-to-day life under the most painful of circumstances in occupied Poland. Richard went on to discover that at the time the letters were written, his own father, Joseph, was fighting the United States government to avoid deportation and death. (more...)

Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories Screening Series Kicks Off This Month
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories Series, the acclaimed screening series featuring films directed and/or produced by women telling the stories of NYC immigrants. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at I CALL MY BROTHERS at Cleveland Public Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) presents the regional premiere of I Call My Brothers, written by Jonas Hassen Khemiri and translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles. The CPT production with be directed by 2015 National Directors Fellow, Evren Odcikin. I Call My Brothers is onstage now through March 4th, 2017 in CPT's James Levin Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Ann Harada & Sara Wordsworth to Host Prospect's GOOD TO GO Women Writers Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Immigration, the development of Luna Park, and new adaptations of the films Bread and Roses and Teeth are among the subjects of Prospect Theater Company's upcoming Good to Go Songwriter's Showcase, a concert celebrating new works-in-process created or co-created by women writers. (more...)

Urbano Project Announces Bilingual Music, Art and Activism Series at Libreria Donceles
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Urbano Project has announced a series of bilingual salon-like gatherings to be held at Libreria Donceles, a participatory art installation and meeting place for the community. (more...)

Griffin Theatre Company Announces Casting for World Premiere of IN TO AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to announce the 13-member cast of its world premiere IN TO AMERICA, a 400-year journey through The Immigrant experience, written by Artistic Director Bill Massolia (Letters Home) and directed by Dorothy Milne. (more...)

Mayor's Office of Media and BuzzFeed Launch ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK Community Reading Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Today, Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin announced “One Book, One New York,” an exciting citywide initiative that will bring book-loving New Yorkers together to read the same book at the same time. With quintessential New York flair, the program will feature five celebrity advocates – Bebe Neuwirth (Madame Secretary), William H. Macy (Shameless), Giancarlo Esposito (The Get Down), Larry Wilmore (Comedian), and Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black) – each urging New Yorkers to vote for their choice. This evening, BuzzFeed and the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment will host a book party for the launch of One Book, One New York in celebration of the five finalists and New York City's hometown book publishing industry. A city-wide public awareness campaign on subways, buses and LinkNYC also launches today advising New Yorkers of the program's launch and encouraging them to vote on the final selection. Videos produced in partnership with BuzzFeed featuring testimonials by the One Book celebrity advocates will be posted online and disseminated widely during the voting process. (more...)


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BWW Review: DOT at Everyman Theatre is a Triumph
by Charles Shubow - Dec 23, 2016

Playwright Colman Domingo's play takes a touching look at family ties in West Philadelphia. (more...)

Trinity Church's TIME'S ARROW Festival to Celebrate 250 Years of St. Paul's Chapel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Trinity Church Wall Street's annual series of concerts in January has long been a highlight of the musical season. Entitled 'Time's Arrow' to allude to Trinity's signature juxtaposition of early and modern music, the 2017 festival (Jan 1-12) celebrates the 250th anniversary of the opening of St. Paul's Chapel, the oldest church building in Manhattan. (more...)

Francis Guinan and Sean Fortunato to Lead THE BOOK OF JOSEPH World Premiere at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of The Book of Joseph, a new play by award-winning playwright Karen Hartman chronicling three generations of the Hollander family in a sweeping story that spans history from occupied Poland to present-day America. Directed by CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and developed with Creative Producer Rick Boynton, The Book of Joseph debuts in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare, January 29-March 5, 2017. (more...)

Intrepid Theatre Company Launches Refugee Art Project in San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

In response to the current political climate and the tensions that have developed in the wake of the election, Intrepid Theatre Company announces two major decisions that will affect programming in the upcoming year. (more...)

BWW Review: Yehuda Hyman and The Mystical Feet Company Explore Grief in The Mar Vista, An Ambitious Jewish Historical Drama
by Victoria Ordin - Dec 15, 2016

Nothing in the press release prepared me for the power and beauty of THE MAR VISTA, an ambitious autobiographical theater-dance piece by Brooklyn-based Yehuda Hyman which ranges over four countries on two continents in 90 years. This is no one's fault (though a tissue alert would have been nice), as the collaboration between Hyman's Mystical Feet Company and LABA: The Laboratory of Jewish Culture does not lend itself to neat description. A brief review of Hyman's artistic background--choreographer, playwright, poet, translator of poetry, and teacher of dance at Sarah Lawrence (from which he earned his M.F.A), Princeton, NYU, Barnard, and USC, among others-would best, perhaps, indicate the play's epic sweep, both emotionally and historically. (more...)

MU Performing Arts and Park Square Theatre Co-Produce FLOWER DRUM SONG
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Park Square continues its 42nd season on the Proscenium Stage with a Mu Performing Arts and Park Square Theatre co-production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Flower Drum Song, directed by Mu Artistic Director Randy Reyes, based on the 2002 book adaptation by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Yellowface, Chinglish).  Previously produced by Mu in 2009, this will be a fully reimagined production featuring new and familiar faces. Flower Drum Song, created by legendary musical theater duo Rodgers and Hammerstein takes audiences to the vibrant world of San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1950s to Club Chop Suey, a nightclub owned by a Chinese-American family. Old World tradition clashes with New World trends as two generations, father and son, struggle to honor and protect their cultural traditions while adapting to the changing times.  (more...)

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