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Lyric Hammersmith Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith has announced its new season running May 2017 to January 2018 including three major new productions: a UK premiere, a new adaptation of a classic and the return of the now traditional Lyric pantomime. (more...)

Kustera Projects presents INTO THE SHADOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Kustera Projects is pleased to present Into The Shadow, an exhibition featuring three artists - Peter Edlund, Carter Kustera, Vanessa Marsh - who utilize the silhouette in their work as a means to communicate a narrative of self and place.  The exhibition opens on Saturday, March 11th with a reception from 6-8pm, and runs through April 8, 2017.  (more...)

Matt Zarley Celebrates International Women's Day with 'The Estrogen Sessions' Featuring Billy Porter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Broadway veteran, Billboard dance sensation and People Magazine's first-ever gay "Hottest Bachelor" Matt Zarley has received critical acclaim as an LGBT artist for over a decade since his debut on the music scene. His latest release, The Estrogen Sessions, a tribute to some of his favorite female singers is Zarley's first entirely self-produced project and, will be released onWednesday, March 8, 2017, to coincide with International Women's Day. (more...)

West End Productions Presents EDUCATING RITA at N4th
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

It is the 1980s, Liverpool, England. Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and to bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn and to change her social circumstances through the pursuit of higher education. (more...)

THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, Directed by Estelle Parsons, Starts This Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is receiving a rare New York revival this spring at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street) with previews beginning this Thursday, March 9th, 2017 for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 26th. Opening Night is set for Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for Joe Gulla's GARBO at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Tickets for the May 9th performance of Joe Gulla's 'GARBO' at the Cherry Lane Theatre are on sale now. 'GARBO' is a 2017 Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) selection. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Opening Scene from New Comedy SPEECH & DEBATE
by Movies News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Below, check out the opening scene from the upcoming comedy SPEECH & DEBATE featuring Janeane Garofalo, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kal Penn, Roger Bart, and Jeremy Rowley. (more...)

Opera Santa Barbara Concludes Season With Puccini's LA RONDINE, 4/28, 30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Opera Santa Barbara will conclude its 23rd season with the company's premiere production of Giacomo Puccini's sensuous and poignant operetta La Rondine at the historic Granada Theatre on April 28 and 30. Performances will take place at 7:30 pm on Friday, April 28, and at 2:30 pm on Sunday, April 30. Ranging in price from $29 to $204, tickets can be purchased at or by calling 805-899-2222.  (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents THE MAGIC OF CHOPIN With Pianist Louie Lortie, 4/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Viva la France! For Pacific Symphony's upcoming concert, two of the brightest French-Canadian classical music stars—celebrated pianist Louis Lortie and acclaimed guest conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni—perform a program inspired by the spirit of France with music by Mozart, Chopin, Debussy and Ravel. (more...)

33rd Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards Celebrates Global Writers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Author Services, Inc. and Galaxy Press will present The 33rd Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards celebrating the winners of the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests, honoring 12 writers and 12 illustrators from around the world in the genres of Science Fiction and Fantasy. (more...)

Record Store Day Australia Announces Anthony Albanese as Final Ambassador for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Record Store Day in Australia has announced their final ambassador for 2017 and is very pleased to announce it is music lover and DJ, Anthony Albanese. (more...)

Michael Reagan, Jean Smart and More to Give 'THE ALZHEIMER'S TALKS' for The Art of Alzheimer's
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Art of Alzheimer's, along with presenting partner UW Medicine, Memory and Brain Wellness Center, is proud to present The Alzheimer's Talks: Perspectives and Personal Stories from Noteworthy Sources. (more...)

Trevor Nunn's Production Of Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS Transfers to West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

With Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, Funny Girl on the road as part of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the West End transfer of their current critically acclaimed revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness. (more...)

The Wallis Celebrates the Musical Legacy of Henry Mancini with Star-Studded Tribute on 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts celebrates the musical legacy of Henry Mancini, one of the world's greatest composers, conductors and arrangers, on Saturday, April 1, 2017. From 'Moon River' to 'The Days of Wine and Roses' to the 'Peter Gunn Theme,' the music of Henry Mancini has helped define American film and television soundtracks for nearly five decades, and earned the legendary composer four Academy Awards, twenty Grammy Awards and numerous other honors, including a U.S. Postage Stamp. The evening not only honors Henry Mancini, but also celebrates Ginny Mancini and the Mancini family with a special performance by the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami-their first Los Angeles appearance since their move to Florida-with all proceeds benefiting the artistic, educational and outreach programs of The Wallis. (more...)

Joe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at Diversionary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Diversionary has announced casting for the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly. This highly poetic play explores the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

Jerry Zucker's INTERMISSION! THE MUSICAL!, RIDE THE CYCLONE, HUNCHBACK and More Slated for 5th Avenue Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced an incredible seven-show lineup for its 2017/18 season, which includes a mix of regional premieres, contemporary hits, a classic, a national tour direct from Broadway and a thrilling world premiere. (more...)

Arizona Musicfest's MUSIC ALIVE IN SUITE A-5 Continues Throughout the Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Arizona Musicfest's record-breaking 2016-17 concert season has ended, but its life-long learning series of dynamic music programs, Music Alive in Suite A-5, continues throughout the year. (more...)

SPEECH & DEBATE's NYC Film Premiere Will Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Sycamore Pictures (Begin Again, The Hollars, The Way Way Back) has announced the theatrical release of SPEECH & DEBATE will open in New York City at AMC's EMPIRE 25 beginning Friday, April 7, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE FROM A STRANGER at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg
by Allison Rambler - Mar 16, 2017

The suspenseful mystery genre of theatre is one that should always be approached with caution; the mixture of sprinkling around clues without giving up the ending to the audience is one that can be difficult to get just right. However, at Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg, their production of LOVE FROM A STRANGER has managed to grip the attention of the audience, and the reviewer in particular, in ways they may not have imagined. (more...)

West End Productions presents EDUCATING RITA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

It is the 1980s, Liverpool, England. Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and to bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn and to change her social circumstances through the pursuit of higher education. Willy Russell delightfully weaves together the lives of these two unique characters, with great wit, humor and profound insight. Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Educating Rita premiered at The Warehouse, London, in June 1980 starring Julie Walters and Mark Kingston. The play was directed by Mike Ockrent, and in 1983 became a hit film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters. (more...)

Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR, AN OCTOROON Encore and More Set for Woolly Mammoth Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has announced its 2017-2018 season, which features six provocative plays that will lean into the current moment, speak truth to power, and galvanize conversations about the social and political questions gripping our country. (more...)

Vertical Entertainment Acquires 6 DAYS for North America
by Movies News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Toa Fraser's thriller “6 DAYS”, starring Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish, and Mark Strong, has been acquired by Vertical Entertainment for North American rights with a target U.S. theatrical date in Fall 2017. (more...)

SOUTH AFRICA: THEN & NOW—Two Monumental Plays by Two South African Icons in Rep at Mosaic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Mosaic Theater Company of DC presents South Africa: Then & Now, a dynamic spring repertory that takes audience members back to the depths of Apartheid, before moving forward to the ongoing search for truth and reconciliation in a wounded country. The repertory launches with Athol Fugard's seminal masterpiece, BLOOD KNOT (March 29-April 30, 2017)-an intimate parable about a brotherhood devastated by the constraints of Apartheid-under the direction of Studio Theatre Founding Artistic Director Joy Zinoman, making her Mosaic Theater Company debut. (more...)

BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Susquehanna Stage Company
by Allison Rambler - Apr 9, 2017


Rev. Sekou and The North Mississippi Allstars to Bring Protest Music to Pawling
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Rev. Sekou is touring in support of North Mississippi Allstars and his debut album 'In Times Like These', which will be released on May 5th. He will play an upcoming show in Pawling on May 13th at Daryl's House Club with the North Mississippi Allstars. (more...)

See What's On this Month at the Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Avant Media's Tangets Series, NY No Limits Film Series, The CURRENT SESSIONS, and Spotlight On fest included the East Village venue's April programming. (more...)

IPHIGENIA IN SPLOTT, Starring Sophie Melville, Set for 'Brits Off Broadway' Series at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

59E59 Theaters will welcome the critically acclaimed IPHIGENIA IN SPLOTT at the 2017 Brits Off Broadway festival. (more...)

VIDEO: Meet the Cast of GROWING UP HIP HOP ATLANTA Coming this Spring on WEtv
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

GROWING UP HIP HOP ATLANTA premiering this spring, chronicles the perks and perils of being born into Hip Hop royalty in the city that the New York Times called 'Hip Hop's center of gravity.' (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is Coming to Cleveland!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, opens at Playhouse Square April 25 for a limited three week run. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN!, THE COLOR PURPLE, ON YOUR FEET! and More Set for SHN's 2017-18 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

SHN announced seven Broadway musicals coming to the SHN Orpheum and Golden Gate Theatres that make up the 2017-2018 SHN Season.  (more...)

18th Street Arts Center Presents Pico Block Party on April 29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017


Photo Coverage: Stephen Karam's SPEECH & DEBATE Celebrates NYC Premiere!
by Walter McBride - Apr 3, 2017

The Broadway community celebrated the red carpet premiere of SPEECH & DEBATE featuring Janeane Garofalo, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kal Penn, Roger Bart, and Jeremy Rowley last night, April 2. (more...)

San Francisco International Arts Festival Announces 'IN THE DARK TIMES...' Theme, 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

In the Dark Times will there also be Singing? The San Francisco International Arts Festival takes Bertolt Brecht's rhetorical question as its theme for 2017 (and beyond) and forms the bedrock of a commitment to develop an artistic platform that addresses the dangerous domestic and foreign policy political abyss currently confronting the United States of America. (more...)

Irish Heritage Theatre Announces Upcoming Production of Brian Friel's MAKING HISTORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Irish Heritage Theatre has just announced their Spring 2017 production of Making History by Brian Friel. For the 2016-2017 Season, they decided to do two beautiful plays by Friel, who is undoubtedly one of the greatest Irish playwrights. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Casting is today announced for Girl from the North Country which previews from Monday 10 July 2017 with a press night on Wednesday 26 July 2017. (more...)

Bootleg Theatre Presents I CARRY YOUR HEART as Part of Hope Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the Los Angeles premiere (second half of a rolling world premiere) of I CARRY YOUR HEART, written by Georgette Kelly and directed by Jessica Hanna (as part of the Hope & Optimism Initiative's "Hope On Stage" playwriting prize project ( I CARRY YOUR HEARTwill preview on Thursday, May 18 at 7pm; will open on Friday, May 19 at 7pm and run throughSaturday, June 10 at 7pm at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Works by Christopher Shinn, Zakiyyah Alexander and More Set for EST's 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre and Radio Drama Network announced today the lineup for the 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYS, the biennial festival series of brand new plays from emerging playwrights. (more...)

The Players Guild of Leonia to Receive The Bergen County Historic Preservation Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

PLAYERS GUILD OF LEONIA (501c3) has been selected to receive a 2017 Bergen County Historic Preservation Award from the Bergen County Historic Preservation Advisory Board.  PGL has been cited in the category Preservation or Restoration of a Structure or Historic Site. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mosaic Theater Co Launches South Africa: Then & Now Repertory with BLOOD KNOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

Photo Flash: Mosaic Theater Co Launches Rep with BLOOD KNOT (more...)

Ethel Friend Premieres Original Opera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Ethelyn Friend, whose solo show 'Songs My Grandmothers Taught Me' was listed as one of the top ten shows of the decade 2000-2010 by The Daily Camera, brings a new music-theatre performance to Colorado audiences, joined by an ensemble of 5 actors. (more...)

WHITE RABBIT TALES, ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE and More Coming Up This Spring at the wild project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The wild project has just announced its current and upcoming spring lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Shadowbox Live Preps for Summer Revue BEST OF SHADOWBOX LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2017

With its current sketch comedy production, Guilty Pleasures, delighting audiences this spring, Shadowbox Live's production team is back to work, making selections for this summer's annual season-end revue, Best of Shadowbox Live! (more...)

Hershey Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Hershey Theatre is pleased to announce four critically acclaimed Broadway productions will grace the stage at the iconic venue as part of its 2017-2018 season presented by Capital BlueCross.  (more...)

Cast Complete for Joe Gulla's GARBO as Part of DUAF at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Complete casting has been announced for Joe Gulla's 'GARBO' at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Directed by Brian Rardin, this One Night Only performance will take place on May 9th as part of the 2017 Downtown Urban Arts Festival. (more...)

The William Meredith Foundation Celebrates National Poetry Month with Laura Brylawski-Miller's FIRST, DO NO HARM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Poets Choice Publishing working with the, has recently been established to promote high quality poetry by established and emerging poets, including this year's 2017 Meredith Award for Poetry presented to Peter Meinke. The William Meredith Foundation celebrates National Poetry Month with publication of Laura Brylawski-Miller's exquisite fourth collection of poems, FIRST, DO NO HARM. She is a writer of extraordinary talent and erudition, sensitivity and emotion, and praise for her work has been euphoric: 'These are powerful and life-affirming poems. They offer us, as a tree 'offers shady / comfort to the tiny / rabbit at breakfast / in the hospice park,' not hope, exactly, but affection, mercy, and ordinary kindness.' - Peter Meinke, Poet Laureate of Florida 'Her vision - both inner and outer - is exact, and she renders what she sees with a fine precision and a fine avoidance of fixity. Her world moves, in 'words like water in the sun.' - Henry S. Taylor, Pulitzer Prize -Winning Poet for THE FLYING CHANGE Like a soothsayer, or shaman she intuits nature as it interacts with human consciousness: the sun 'bleeds on the horizon,' 'The new-­?born sea' breathes quietly,' the seaweed 'holds winter's spent fury in long green fingers.' Like the imagist poet Paul Valéry, she knows that poems are not made of ideas, but of images, and this philosophy reveals the synchronicity of physical fact and spiritual reality. Mind and body become one, interacting with and creating the world at once, the method of magic. The mission of ( is to continue the legacy of the great American spirit, William Meredith: former US Poet Laureate, Navy Aviator in WWII and Korea, master arborist and beloved teacher at Connecticut College for nearly four decades. His name and work continue through support of the arts in residencies at the Meredith home in Uncasville, Ct., and sponsorship of exhibitions and publications through its auxiliary publishing house, Poets Choice ( The annual William Meredith Award for Poetry was awarded this year to Peter Meinke for poetry and essays: TO START WITH, FEEL FORTUNATE. Laura Brylawski-Miller was born and raised in Milan, Italy where she was educated in Classic Humanities. She holds a degree in Health Sciences from George Washington University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from The American University. Previous poetry collections include: Luna Parks ,The Snow on Lake Como, and Exile at Sarzana. She is the author of three novels: The Square at Vigevano, The Medusa's Smile, and The Shadow of the Evening (L'Ombra della Sera.) She lives in Arlington, VA, and travels frequently between the U.S. and Italy. (more...)

'Farewell to Marriage, Long Live Marriage' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Marcel Ngué's new book Farewell to Marriage, Long Live Marriage ($17.99, paperback 9781498491242; $8.99, eBook, 9781498491259) aims to raise awareness among parents, teachers and young people, in an era where marriage is going through the most critical period in its history. It appeals specifically to couples who are about to call it quits and are looking for ways to rebuild and save their marriage. It is an extremely topical book, dealing as it does with the death and resurrection of marriage, a hot topic which is at the center of the marriage for all policy. It is a practical book that offers case studies and a questionnaire through which married people could assess their performance and take corrective measures. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Kevin Bacon & Kathryn Hahn Star in Amazon's I LOVE DICK
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Adapted from the cult classic novel by Chris Kraus - referred to as 'the most important book about men and women written in the last century' (Emily Gould, the Guardian) - I LOVE DICK is set in the colorful intellectual community of Marfa, Texas. (more...)

Breaking News: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that Lynn Nottage's SWEAT has officially won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  (more...)

Who Will Win the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Today's the day! The 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 10 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on (more...)

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