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BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Always Magical A CHRISTMAS STORY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 30, 2016

Some grand holiday traditions are exactly what is needed in these turbulent times and nothing is more pleasing than the 2016 version of Nashville Repertory Theatre's live stage version of A Christmas Story, the theatrical treatment of the movie of the same name that somehow captures all the memories and nostalgia, all the laughter and mayhem of the holiday season. (more...)

Landmark on Main Street Welcomes Louie Anderson this June
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Landmark welcomes iconic comedian and three-time Emmy Award® winner Louie Anderson to the Jeanne Rimsky Theater Friday, June 16 at 8 PM. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Opening Weekend for DRIVING MISS DAISY at Totem Pole Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theater, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, is pleased to announce the opening night performance of the first play in the theatre's four-show subscription series, Alfred Uhry's, Driving Miss Daisy. The popular film version went on to win nine Academy Awards including Best Picture. The production will have three low-cost previews this Friday, May 26, at 8pm and Saturday, May 27, at 2pm and 8pm with all general admission seats only $20.00, followed by the Opening on Sunday, May 27, at 2pm. Patrons attending the Sunday matinee Opening are also invited to attend a wine and dessert reception with the cast following the performance as part of admission. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: MR BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY Is An Intriguing Investigation Of How Culture Evolves
by Jade Kops - May 21, 2017

Anne Washburn's three act play, MR BURNS, A POST ELECTRIC PLAY is an interesting exploration of how stories evolve and culture is created when the world we know has irrevocably changed and stories can no longer be accessed in their original format. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ivan Heng of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at W!LD RICE
by Cheeyang Ng - May 13, 2017

Here's an interview with Ivan Heng, who plays Albin/Zaza, The Matriarch of the family and find out some of his thoughts with regards to the LGBT scene in Singapore, and how theatre can challenge the current conservative views that currently shape the country, and create an open dialogue about people that living amongst us. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: APAC Presents A Lively and Long Overdue Revival of the 1974 Tony-Winning Musical, Raisin
by Victoria Ordin - May 11, 2017

'There was a musical version of Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun?': this has been universal response of friends who knew I reviewing RAISIN. Even Dev Bondarin, the artistic director of APAC (Astoria Performing Arts Center) who directed the current production, only became aware of the show in college, during an historical survey of musical theater. I will leave it to others to speculate why a musical nominated for nine Tony awards--including Best Original Score, Best Choreography, Best Book--and the winner of two statues (best musical and Best Leading Actress) has all but vanished from theatrical memory. But one hopes that Bondarin's production will restore Raisin to its rightful place in the musical theater canon, not because it takes up relevant social and political topics (which it does), but because it's a fine show with compelling music and lyrics by Judd Woldin and Robert Brittan and sharp, elegant by Hansberry's ex-husband and literary executor, Robert Nemiroff and Charlotte Zalztberg. (The cast album also won a Grammy in 1975.) (more...)

Eccentricity Reigns! Palm Canyon Theatre Presents YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by David Green - Mar 9, 2017

If you thought YOU'RE family was strange --- the Palm Canyon Theatre introduces audiences to an extremely eccentric family, the Vanderhof-Sycamore-Carmichael clan, as the regional repertory theatre presents You Can't Take It With You, March 16-19. The classic comedic play, by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In 1938, the adapted film won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director, Frank Capra. (more...)

Autobiography of Dallas Cowboys #1 Fan to Be Released, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Carolyn M. Price, known simply as Ms. Price to most, is The Dallas Cowboys #1 Fan, and it is more than just a title. She counts owner Jerry Jones and his family amongst her friends and she is a mother figure to the players on the team. She's been profiled on HBO's Hard Knocks, TRU TV's Full Contact, NFL Network's NFL Total Access and is regularly seen on The Dallas Cowboys' television game broadcasts. (more...)

NNPN/Curious Theatre Company Announce the World Premiere of THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces The Luckiest People by Meridith Friedman as its 69th Rolling World Premiere. (more...)

Linda Speir Leads DADDY'S DYIN' Cast at The Keeton Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 6, 2017

Veteran Nashville actress Linda Speir will make her Larry Keeton Theatre debut as The Matriarch in Del Shores' Daddy's Dyin'…Who's Got the Will, the next production on the stage of the Donelson theater, running April 20-May 6. (more...)

New Episodes of AFRICA'S HUNTERS to Premiere on Smithsonian Earth Today
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

New episodes of AFRICA'S HUNTERS will premiere on Smithsonian Earth each Friday, starting today, March 31. Smithsonian Earth is available on Apple®, Roku®, Amazon, and at SmithsonianEarthTV.com. (more...)

Gary Stephen Moore Releases 'The Thunderbunny Chronicles: Volume 1'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

'The Thunderbunny Chronicles: Volume 1' is the creation of published author, Gary Stephen Moore, former soloist with the San Francisco Balle, dancer with the Harkness Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet, and scholarship recipient to the School of American Ballet who holds a degree in Practical Theology from Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas and a Master of Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has received numerous awards, including Disney's American Teacher Award, USA Today's All-USA Team Teacher Award, and Toyota's International Teacher Fellowship. Gary has been featured on 'The Disney Channel Salutes the American Teacher' while he was also a Technical Advisor to the classic Tim Burton film, 'Big Fish.' (more...)

Emmy-Winner Louie Anderson Brings Stand Up To South Orange
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Comedian Louie Anderson will take the stage at SOPAC on June 17th at 8 p.m.Performing across the country to standing-room-only crowds, Louie Anderson is one of America's most recognized and adored comics. His talent has made him an icon in live stand-up comedy, television and film performances. His most recent excursion into television garnered him the 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.  He co-stars alongside Zach Galifianakis and Martha Kelly in the hit FX comedy series Baskets as Christine Basket, The Matriarch of the Basket family. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SEEDBED at IRISH CLASSICAL THEATRE
by Michael Rabice - Mar 24, 2017

A series of purported subtle exchanges and misinterpreted actions of a small Irish family form the framework for Bryan Delaney's THE SEEDBED, now on stage at Buffalo's Irish Classical Theatre. Reminiscent of the darkness found is so much of Edward Albee's family dramas, playwright Delaney creates a brooding home that on the surface seems superficially concerned about how everyone is feeling and doing, when in actuality mother, father and daughter all are acting as victims to an unspeakable incident. (more...)

Just Added at Landmark: Louie Anderson, Friday, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Landmark welcome iconic comedian and three-time Emmy Award® winner Louie Anderson to the Jeanne Rimsky Theater Friday, June 16 at 8 PM.  Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, March 24 at 9 AM. (more...)

Heartwarming LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL Headed to Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present the heartwarming, family-friendly musical, Little Women: The Musical, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from March 1 - 19. (more...)

Late Night Laughs Head to Vegas' The Space As LOUIE ANDERSON PRESENTS: THE AFTER SHOW Debuts 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

???????Nights in Vegas means anything goes…you never know who you're going to see and you never know what is going to happen.  Starting in March, mystery comics will begin a monthly invasion of The Space (3460 Cavaretta Court) at "Louie Anderson Presents: The After Show." (more...)

Because Music to Release Calypso Rose's 'Far From Home' This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Tobagonian singer Calypso Rose has enjoyed a long and celebrated career as The Matriarch of the genre from which she takes her name. (more...)

BWW Review: SORDID LIVES Mixes Camp with a Good Dose of Heart, at the OUTwright Theatre Festival
by Krista Garver - Jun 6, 2017

SORDID LIVES is a campy, over-the-top play about sex and acceptance in a Southern town. This production provides plenty of laughs and also highlights the very real struggle many people face just being themselves. (more...)

Character & Talent Lineup Revealed for Disney/Pixar's Animated Film COCO
by Movies News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Disney·Pixar's COCO, a multi-generational story about the power of family relationships, features characters from the Land of the Living, and their loved ones who've moved on to the Land of the Dead. (more...)

BUILDING THE WALL, THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE and More Set for Stage Left Theatre's Season 36
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Stage Left Theatre has announced the programming for its 36th season, which asks 'where we are going, where we have been, and where we are we now?' (more...)

EVERY BRILLIANT THING, WHAT STAYS to Headline Dreamcatcher Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, in residence at Oakes Center at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit, is announcing its 2017-2018 season.  (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Challenge Of Families Plays Out With Humour, Honesty And Heart in the World Premiere of BITCH
by Jade Kops - Jun 3, 2017

Wayne Tunks' (Writer, Co-Director, Actor) latest work, BITCH shines a spotlight on an average Australian family to remind us that we are all facing struggles but it's how we come together that makes the difference. (more...)

BWW Review: Impassioned and Invigorating, Virginia Repertory Theatre Delivers Impressive IN THE HEIGHTS
by Jeremy Bustin - Jun 26, 2017

IN THE HEIGHTS is a universal story of life, hope and new beginnings; and with this pitch-perfect, dynamic production that transcends generational and cultural boundaries, Virginia Repertory Theatre breaks new ground. IN THE HEIGHTS is on stage at the November Theatre now through July 30. (more...)

Premiere Stages to Present New Jersey Premiere of Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Premiere Stages will present the New Jersey Premiere of Dominique Morisseau's Obie Award-winning play Skeleton Crew at Kean University in Union July 13-30. In this compelling portrait of American workers struggling to hold on against the tide of technology, ambitions, secrets and conflicted loyalties threaten to destroy an automotive plant's status as a sanctuary in a rough city. (more...)

Watch First Look Promos of TNT's Summer Series
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

This Summer, TNT is debuting some hot new and returning shows with the series premiere of Claws and Will and the season two premiere of Animal Kingdom. (more...)

BWW Review: NAPOLI, BROOKLYN at Long Wharf
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Feb 28, 2017

A taste of Italian life via Brooklyn. (more...)

BWW Interview: Charles Busch Talks THAT GIRL/THAT BOY in His LA Cabaret Debut at Rockwell Table and Stage
by Don Grigware - Feb 27, 2017

Actor, singer, playwright and film historian Charles Busch is a multi-talented artist who has won many awards over the course of  his varied career. Remembered for his plays Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Psycho Beach Party and Die! Mommie Die!, the latter two having been translated to film, Busch never ceases to amaze with his unique style of creativity. On March 13 and 14 he is bringing his act That Girl/That Boy to Rockwell Table and Stage. In our chat, he talks about this cabaret evening along with delightful observations of the theatre and movie world. In a nutshell, tell our readers about what you are doing in That Girl/That Boy at Rockwell on March 13/14. How is the show unlike any show you have ever done? (more...)

Mayor Sylvester Turner Presents A RAISIN IN THE SUN at the MFAH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

On Monday evening, March 13, Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, introduces a screening of A Raisin in the Sun, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, at 7 p.m. Turner is the latest to add his name to the list of guest programmers for the popular Movies Houstonians Love series, which brings Houston leaders from all walks of life to the Museum to present a favorite film and share their love of cinema. (more...)

New Book Reveals 19th Century Belgian Murder Case
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Love, longing, class consciousness, insanity, and death by nicotine poisoning are focal points in Dr. Richard Burack's debut novel 'Lydie of Peruwelz.' (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Season 2 of TNT's ANIMAL KINGDOM Premieres 5/30
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Codys are back, and the ties that bind them are about to be stretched to the limit when TNT's hit ANIMAL KINGDOM returns for its second season. (more...)

Heartwarming LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL Headed to Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present the heartwarming, family-friendly musical, Little Women: The Musical, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from March 1 - 19. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ROYAL FAMILY at Guthrie Theater
by Karen Bovard - Feb 10, 2017

Of the three shows currently running at the Guthrie, THE ROYAL FAMILY is definitely the lightweight, longer on comedy and razzle-dazzle production values than on importance. (The other two shows are KING LEAR and PROMISE LAND, a barebones physical theater take on the Hansel and Gretel tale retold as an immigrant story.) Loosely based on the Barrymore acting clan, THE ROYAL FAMILY follows three generations of a prominent and wealthy family of performers, with particular attention to the female line. (more...)

Single Tickets Now on Sale for LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

Tickets are on sale for the 3rd show of our 39th season, the family classic- LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL! And, as an added bonus, we've given our loyal patrons a discount!  (more...)

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...)

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...)

BWW Review: BURIED CHILD, Trafalgar Studios, 1 December 2016
by Marianka Swain - Dec 2, 2016

This revival of Sam Shepard's apocalyptic 1978 play has gained resonance since 2016's most apocalyptic political development - namely, Donald Trump cynically harnessing Midwestern anger and disillusionment. The latter is on display in heightened, American Gothic form in this Pulitzer Prize-winning piece, teeming with tragic mysteries, family skeletons and a (literally) buried past. (more...)

BWW Review: Art and Business Clash in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM
by Perry Tannenbaum - Apr 7, 2017

The ugly spectacle of art being turned into money is very much at the heart of MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, but there's also an upstairs-downstairs conflict brewing. (more...)

Linda Speir to Make Larry Keeton Theatre Debut in DADDY'S DYIN'...WHO'S GOT THE WILL?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Veteran Nashville actress Linda Speir will make her Larry Keeton Theatre debut as The Matriarch in Del Shores' Daddy's Dyin'…Who's Got the Will, the next production on the stage of the Donelson theater, running April 20-May 6. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

The Gallery Players presents RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Gallery Players announces the final show of its 50th season with the critically acclaimed and timely, Ragtime.  At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing…and anything is possible.  Ragtime comes to Brooklyn, a show which Bloomberg News has hailed as "explosive, thrilling and nothing short of a masterpiece. (more...)

Premiere Stages at Kean University Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

For the first time in its 13-year history, Premiere Stages will provide expanded development to five new works in one season, including the New Jersey Premiere of Skeleton Crew, the third play in Dominique Morisseau's critically acclaimed Detroit cycle, and the first professional production of Chris Cragin-Day's heartwarming play, Foster Mom, winner of the 2017 Premiere Stages Play Festival. This season will also feature free developmental workshops of Patricia Cotter's 1980 (Or Why I'm Voting For John Anderson), runner-up for the 2017 Play Festival, and two exciting new play commissions, Nicole Pandolfo's Brick City, developed in cooperation with NJPAC and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, and Martin Casella's Black Tom Island, recipient of the 2017/2018 Liberty Live Commission in partnership with Liberty Hall Museum. Tickets go on sale May 22. (more...)

FRESH INK READINGS to Showcase New Zealand Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Over three consecutive Sunday afternoons, and accompanied by mulled wine which will be available for purchase, three brand new plays will be presented as 'works-in-progress'. Following each performance, audiences will be invited to provide feedback and engage in discussion about the work. (more...)

Melissa Benoist and Julia Garner Join Cast of Six-Part Event Series WACO
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Melissa Benoist and Julia Garner, have joined the cast of WACO, a six-part event series based on the gripping true story of the 51-day standoff that began with an ATF raid of a religious sect in Waco, Texas and resulted in a deadly fire. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: DADDY'S DYIN'...WHO'S GOT THE WILL's Dunlop, Lewis and Speir
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 20, 2017

Those wacky denizens of Lowake, Texas - members of the Turnover clan - return to the stage tonight in search of their daddy's last will and testament in The Larry Keeton Theatre's production of Del Shore's chicken-fried comedy Daddy's Dyin'…Who's Got the Will? Running through May 6, the raucous, downhome comedy features a cast of Nashville favorites including Tonya Pewitt, Memory Strong-Smith, Natalie Royal Herb, Jonathan Hunter, Benny Jones, Linda Speir, Drew Dunlop and Natalie Lewis. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 14, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Raleigh, and SCOTTSBORO BOYS in Phoenix, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winners Come to Adelaide in May for Writers' Week Special Event Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Newly awarded 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning authors Colson Whitehead and Hisham Matar and Man Booker Prize winning Irish author Anne Enright will kick off Adelaide Writers' Week's 2017 out-of-season events program with three special evenings in May. (more...)

BWW Review: Arena's A RAISIN IN THE SUN Shines
by Benjamin Tomchik - Apr 10, 2017

Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking play A Raisin in the Sun is making Arena Stage its home for the next five weeks and it should not be missed. (more...)

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