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BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Is The Hottest Ticket In Town
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Sep 16, 2016

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Is An Exuberant Must-See At Theatre Under The Stars (more...)

BWW Review: TORN, Royal Court Theatre, 13 September 2016
by Marianka Swain - Sep 14, 2016

Family is the ideal, the necessity, the burden and the war zone of Nathaniel Martello-White's intricate new piece, alternately elusive and confrontational. It's group therapy - Ultz provides the community hall plastic chairs and tea table - with no safeguards, where familial secrets are not just teased out but wrenched, kicking and screaming, to the surface. (more...)

BWW Review: Caryl Churchill's CLOUD 9 Soars at Studio
by Roger Catlin - Sep 13, 2016

If Studio Theatre has a go-to playwright, it's been Caryl Churchill, the award-winning British innovator and provocateur, whose season-opening 'Cloud 9' at the theater is as brash and challenging as anything on area stages, and yet was first written over 30 years ago. (more...)

BWW Review: Classic RAISIN IN THE SUN at Rep Spotlights How Far We Haven't Come
by Jay Irwin - Oct 6, 2016

There are certain plays out there that remain enduring classics. Maybe they're just that good. Or maybe they still pack a punch all these years later and resonate with attitudes of today. Well the Seattle Rep is presenting one on those classics with Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" and while it falls firmly into that first category of "just that good" unfortunately watching it last night I also felt how far we have and haven't come since it debuted in 1959 as many of the themes of inequality and prejudice on display are still all too prevalent today. (more...)

Nance Williamson, Zachary Prince and More to Lead Pioneer Theater Company's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, October 21 - November 5, 2016. (more...)

CAT Theater Announces WISHING WELL Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

CAT Theatre will present Wishing Well by Jon Klein, January 20 through February 4, 2017.  Wishing Well is CAT Theatre's contribution to the 2017 Richmond Acts of Faith Festival.  We spend a stormy weekend with the dysfunctional Cauthen family at their island vacation home.  Memories are relived, relationships are analyzed and family wisdom shared.   (more...)

TV One to Present Critically Acclaimed Comedy-Drama JEAN OF THE JONESES, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

TV One announced today the television premiere of JEAN OF THE JONESES, a critically acclaimed comedy-drama, is set for Sunday, October 23 at 7 p.m. ET (more...)

Starry Production of THE GLASS MENAGERIE Begins Tonight at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, tonight, October 21, through November 5, 2016. (more...)

The South Orange Performing Arts Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The South Orange Performing Arts Center is celebrating a decade of presenting superb arts events to the region with a Gala on October 29, 6-11 p.m.  The iconic building, located at One SOPAC Way in the heart of the South Orange Village, will host the party in its theatre, loft and lobby areas. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago's Lisa Portes Receives SDC Foundation 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

On Sunday, October 30, 2016, Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), presented the 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award to Lisa Portes of Chicago, IL. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW Review: CLOUD 9 a Delightful Commentary of Absurd Proportions
by Trevor Durham - Nov 4, 2016

M.F.A. Candidate Sarah Lucas takes a controversial script in a strong direction to present a great show. (more...)

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...)

ICFLIX Announces Tunisian Comedy WOH!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

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BWW Review: THE FIRST NOEL Lifts the Spirit at the Ensemble Theatre
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Nov 21, 2016

BWW Review: THE FIRST NOEL Heals and Steals the Heart at the Ensemble Theatre (more...)

Chef Spotlight: DR. TERRANCE P. ZEALAND of the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 2, 2016

Dr. Terrance Zealand assumed the position of Chef at the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children (ARFC) after retiring as the organization's Executive Director. He is a wonderful example of a person who uses his gifts to enhance the lives of others. Dr. Zealand is in this week's 'Chef Spotlight.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Tippi Hedren and More Appear at Star Studded Book Launch for TIPPI
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

President and Founder of The Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan, hosted a very special Lobby Exhibit unveiling, featuring items and from the career of Tippi Hedren (including items worn in the film 'The Birds,' Edith Head's dress form designed to Tippi's exact measurements, her Golden Globe and a personal gift presented by Alfred Hitchcock when he and his wife, Alma, informed her that she had been chosen to portray Melanie Daniels in 'The Birds). (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...)

BWW Review: AN INSPECTOR CALLS, Playhouse Theatre, 10 November 2016
by Laura Jones - Nov 12, 2016

Director Stephen Daldry's production of J B Priestly's An Inspector Calls, was first seen 24 years ago at the National Theatre in 1992 and has finally returned to London's West End after a long UK tour. (more...)


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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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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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