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The Wall, was adapted by Millard Lampell and is based on John Hersey's novel of the same name.



The Wall tells the inspiring story of forty men and women who escape the dehumanizing horror of the Warsaw ghetto. John Hersey's novel documents the Warsaw ghetto both as an emblem of Nazi persecution and as a personal confrontation with torture, starvation, humiliation, and cruelty.


BWW Review: ME AND MY GIRL at Shaw Festival
by Michael Rabice - May 28, 2017

A 'ME AND MY GIRL' Not To Be Missed It is infrequent for the theatre god of comedy to shine bright enough to induce glee, but that is what occurred on opening night of the Shaw Festival's utterly charming production of ME AND MY GIRL. An alchemy of sorts has melded a super talented cast with the thoughtfully insightful director. The Shaw Festival has not always had a strong track record of completely successful musicals, but under new Artistic Director Tim Carroll's leadership, it seems as if the tide has turned. Of course, the selection of a musical with British heritage ( a rarity of sorts), fits in perfectly with the Shaw Festival's mandate. (more...)

Rhonda Vincent TeamsWith Daryle Singletary On Upcoming Duets Album
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Rhonda Vincent, who The Wall Street Journal dubbed “The New Queen of Bluegrass,” is teaming up with country sensation Daryle Singletary for the upcoming duets album, American Grandstand, set for release July 7. (more...)

Special Events Announced in Conjunction with the Huntington's Production of RIPCORD
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Ripcord the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to Ripcord, available at huntingtontheatre.org/ripcord by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) and BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, May 26, 2017 at the South End/Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - THE WHIRLIGIG
by Ken Fallin - May 26, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Grace Van Patten (center), Jonny Orsini (top right), and (clockwise) Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Dolly Wells, Norbert Leo Butz, Alex Hurt, and Zosia Mamet in THE WHIRLGIG! (more...)

Savion Glover to Join Broadway In The HOOD Fundraiser at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Broadway in the H.O.O.D is thrilled to announce Tony Award-winner, Savion Glover's return to The Smith Center for their first annual benefit concert, From Broadway With Love: Honoring The Shoulders We Stand On! This awesome evening of entertainment will feature some of the brightest entertainers from across the world that will come together and pay tribute to the greats who paved the way. (more...)

Review Roundup: Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - May 26, 2017

BUILDING The Wall, the new play by Pulitzer and Tony winner Robert Schenkkan (All The Way, Hacksaw Ridge - Academy Award nominee The Kentucky Cycle), opened in its New York premiere on May 21st at New World Stages for a limited engagement through July 9, 2017. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars with Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon Playwrights!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

In this week's special edition, we caught up with playwrights from Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of One-Act Plays. Series A features El Grande by Maggie Diaz Bofill, How My Grandparents Fell in Love by Cary Gitter, The Fork by Emily Chadick Weiss, Showtime Blues by France-Luce Benson, and Blue Handed by David Zellnik. For more information, visit: www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org (more...)

Erja Lyytinen Announces 'Stolen Hearts' September 2017 UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Award-winning Finnish slide guitarist and singer-songwriter, Erja Lyytinen, is pleased to announce that she will return to the UK for her “Stolen Hearts” UK tour from September 20–26th. (more...)

Melissa Errico to Put on BROADWAY FIRECRACKER Summer Holiday Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Broadway leading lady and Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico will return to the Broadway at Birdland Concert Series with 'Broadway Firecracker' on Monday, July 3 at 7pm at Birdland Jazz (315 West 44th Street), bringing this special summer holiday concert to her favorite jazz venue. (more...)

WICC 600 AM Adds Weekly Theater Review Segment with Ed Katz
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

WICC600 AM is pleased to announce a new weekly feature to fulfill the needs of the community. With the resurgence in popularity of Broadway and live theater, the station recently began a new feature, Katz Reviews, where longtime Westport resident Ed Katz reviews shows on Broadway as well as in Southern Connecticut. (more...)

2017 First Quarter Broadcast Television Film News: Announcing Creative Management Partners Agent Alan Morell Client Options Works Sold
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

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Lookingglass Theatre presents the Return of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Breaking: Encore Coming Soon! THE BAND'S VISIT Will Open on Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The critically acclaimed musical THE BAND'S VISIT will arrive on Broadway in Fall 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). THE BAND'S VISIT will begin performances on Saturday, October 7, 2017, and officially open on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Yara Arts Group to Bring 1917-2017: TYCHNYA, ZHADAN & THE DOGS to La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

From June 9 to 25, La MaMa and Yara Arts Group will present '1917-2017 Tychyna, Zhadan & the Dogs,' a new theatre piece with poetry which examines what individuals do when a society crumbles. (more...)

American Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The American Symphony Orchestra today announced the 56th season of its Vanguard series, running from October 11, 2017 through March 1, 2018. Music director Leon Botstein will conduct all concerts in the series, which this year includes a performance at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in addition to three concerts at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

THE MOTHERFUCKER WITH THE HAT Comes to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

After 14 SOLD OUT performances and 2 EXTENSIONS, co-Producers Fayna Sanchez and Tony Gatto team up again to announce that The Motherfucker With The Hat, will be presented at The 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival in Los Angeles CA at the Asylum @ The Underground. The show previews on Friday, June 2nd at 9pm and has another 5 performances throughout the festival. This June, LA Fringers will have another chance to see a production that is described as: (more...)

Richard X. Heyman Releasing 12th Album
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

2017 finds Richard X. Heyman releasing his twelfth album Incognito - 14 brand-new songs incorporating the many talents of the veteran singer, songwriter, multi- instrumentalist and DIY recording pioneer, including forays into blues, funk and folk alongside his signature melodic pop gems. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Andy Cohen
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - May 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Science Fiction Action Movie THE FACE IN THE WALL DVD Releases This July
by Movies News Desk - May 22, 2017

One of 2017's freshest new science fiction action movies, 360 Sound and Vision's ,THE FACE IN The Wall , debuts July 22nd on DVD, Blu Ray, Digital Download and Video on Demand. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 21, 2017
by - May 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 20, 2017
by - May 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/20/2017
by - May 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/20/2017. (more...)

Circus Showcase 2017 CIRCOSIS: LEFT BRAIN, RIGHT BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This June, the phenomenal imagination, athleticism and humour of Australia's next generation of circus talents will be on show when the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents Circosis: Left Brain, Right Brain, a two-part production of elite-level circus. Set in a world where obsession is the norm, the graduate showcase performances range from the poignant and evocative, to the flamboyant and outright absurd. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey & Corey Hawkins in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by Ken Fallin - May 19, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey and Corey Hawkins in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION. (more...)

LA Opera to Present West Coast Premiere of THUMBPRINT About Human Rights Activist Mukhtar Mai
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

LA Opera's 2016/17 season will conclude with the West Coast premiere of Thumbprint, an opera by composer Kamala Sankaram and librettist Susan Yankowitz about Pakistani human rights activist Mukhtar Mai.  (more...)

BWW Preview: THE ANTHONY RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE in Greenwich Village
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Anthony is more than a restaurant or lounge. It is an experience that pays homage to the history of its geography, from the concept to the decor to its namesake, Anthony Lispenard Bleecker, the prominent 18th century entrepreneur who bought property throughout the Village and after whom Bleecker Street is named. (more...)

Kids Interactive Theater, GARBAGE ISLAND Returns for Third Episode
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Just in time to get you out of the summer heat, Rec Room is pleased to announce GARBAGE ISLAND 3.0, the only original live sketch show for children ages 2 - 6, in Houston. GARBAGE ISLAND premiered in February and ran to sold-out crowds for 4 weeks straight. The response was so fantastic, it returned with a second episode in April, again selling out every show. Houston parents lined up out the door to give their children the opportunity to enjoy the wacky characters and sustainability-themed 30-minute performance, while they enjoyed a break…and a mimosa. (more...)

Immersive SEEING YOU Releases New Block of Tickets Through August
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Producers of Seeing You, a new immersive experience have announced that a new block of tickets have been added through August 31, 2017. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 19th, 2017 - Drama League Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 19, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: The 2017 Drama League Awards will be held today, and THE WHIRLIGIG, featuring Zosia Mamet, Waterwell's dual-language HAMLET, and Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING The Wall all open Off-Broadway on Sunday! (more...)

THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKI Comes to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Klaus Kinski is one of the most celebrated and controversial actors in the history of world cinema. The reckless abandon with which he approached both life and art left him tortured, demonized and worshiped. He now resurrects to shake your souls with one last command performance. THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKI written & performed by Andrew Perez opens at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival, June 3, 2017 -ASYLUM @ Underground Annex, 1308 N. Wilton Place, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 18, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 18, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Thursday, May 18, 2017…It's #TheatreThursday! which begs the question: How do you propose to live life dramatically? And, while we're on the subject, what shows are on your agenda this weekend? Let us know what you plan to see and what led you to make your choice! We'll pass the word along to the powers-that-be! (more...)

Thank You, Places...Production Stage Manager SHANNON SPENCER
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 18, 2017

What's a stage manager? What do they do? What's their job? Seriously. Perhaps no job in the theater is as hard to define as that of a production stage manager and it's that blend of mystery, fear and total dependence that makes actors, directors, crew members, producers - you name it! - hold a really great stage manager in total awe and to revile someone who is (how do you say it, without offending anyone?) less than stellar in their position? (more...)

KCRW Sets 8th Season of Free, Outdoor Summer Nights Shows
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

KCRW presents the 8th season of its signature event series, Summer Nights, featuring free, all-ages, outdoor shows throughout the summer to communities in the greater Los Angeles area and beyond. (more...)

Muse Release Their Brand New Single 'Dig Down'; Available Now
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Muse have released their brand-new single 'Dig Down' which is available to stream and download now HERE. (more...)

Met's New Production of 'Rusalka' Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES, 6/18
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

Kristine Opolais stars in her first Met performances of her breakthrough role, the title character in Antonin Dvoák's Rusalka, in a critically acclaimed new staging, directed by Mary Zimmerman and conducted by Mark Elder, on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET Sunday, June 18 at 12 p.m. on PBS (more...)

Amanda McBroom to Celebrate New Release VOICES at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is thrilled to announce that singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom ("The Rose") will make her Birdland debut with a concert celebration of her new CD, "Voices." The one-night-only event will take place on Monday, June 5 at 7pm. (more...)

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Sets Date for Summer Gala, Reveals Reading Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival announced today their 2017 Annual Summer Gala and HVSF2 Reading Series. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James Badge Dale and Tamara Tunie in BUILDING THE WALL Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

BUILDING The Wall, the new play by Pulitzer and Tony winner Robert Schenkkan (All The Way, Hacksaw Ridge - Academy Award nominee The Kentucky Cycle), is making its New York premiere, with an official opening set for Sunday, May 21st at New World Stages (340 West 50th St.), for a strictly limited engagement through July 9, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

1968: THE YEAR THAT CHANGED AMERICA Among New Original Series Heading to CNN in 2018
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

CNN, a division of Turner, will be adding five new Original Series to its slate in 2018, it was announced today at the Turner Upfront presentation in New York City. Detroit 1963: Once in a Great City; American Heiress: The Patty Hearst Story; 1968: The Year That Changed America; Kennedys: An American Dynasty and Pope will join the network's diverse portfolio of award-winning, critically-acclaimed nonfiction programming. (more...)

THE VOICE, LITTLE BIG SHOTS Propel NBC to Ratings Win for Primetime Week
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

NBC has won the ratings week of May 8-14 in primetime's key demographic of adults 18-49, retaining 100% of its rating for the year-ago week while the other Big 4 networks were each down by double-digit percentages, according to “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research. (more...)

Molly Pope Returns to Joe's Pub for Live Album Taping, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Critically-acclaimed cabarettist MOLLY POPE returns to Joe's Pub at the Public Theater with her show 'An Audience with Molly Pope' for a live album recording on Thursday, May 25 at 9:30 PM. Drawing from a catalogue of recontextualized pop, theater and standards, the 'viscerally thrilling alto' (Time Out New York) wryly constructs and deconstructs herself with her signature neo-retro style.  Part concert, monologue, sing-a-long and heart-to-heart, she echoes the heyday of Greenwich Village nightclubs in a current context. Ms. Pope's 'powerhouse vocals and sassy wit' (Out.com) paint the madcap picture of a 21st century singer with the band. Tedd Firth will lead an all-star five-piece band. You are all cordially invited to 'An Audience with Molly Pope.' (more...)

12 Peers Theater Presents THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) by Will Eno
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

12 Peers Theater presents the first production of their 2017 season, Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno, to be performed at the University of Pittsburgh Studio Theatre June 1-18, 2017. (more...)

THE VOICE Remains No. 1 Show as NBC Wins 6th Monday in a Row Among Big 4
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

NBC ranks #1 Monday among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and every other key demographic (including a tie in women 18-34), led by the #1 show of the night in adults 18-49 on those nets, “The Voice.” (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Octavia Spencer
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - May 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of Dorothy Fortenberry's SPECIES NATIVE TO CALIFORNINA Hits Home in Trump's America
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Everyone's a part of the family - until they're not. IAMA Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a deceptively gentle comedy about family, land, labor and loss. Eli Gonda directs Species Native to California by Dorothy Fortenberry continues through June 11 at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Chicago Run of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Goes on Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced individual tickets for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will go on sale on Friday, May 19. (more...)

Will Crutchfield Announces TEATRO NUOVO, a New Bel Canto Opera Program to Debut in July 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Will Crutchfield, longtime director of the Bel Canto at Caramoor series, announced today the formation of a new organization, Teatro Nuovo, that will continue and expand that program's work as it departs from Caramoor next year.  (more...)

NBC Reveals 2017-18 Winning Lineup Featuring New Shows & Bold Scheduling Moves
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

On the heels of a victorious 2016-17 season, NBC has announced a new season lineup that builds upon its remarkable stability while adding a rich variety of new series. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 15, 2017
by - May 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Interview: Derek DelGaudio of IN & OF ITSELF at Daryl Roth Theatre
by Leigh Scheps - May 15, 2017

Derek DelGaudio has got magic to do. The creator and star of the hit show, In & Of Itself, is currently wowing audiences in New York City until September 3, 2017 after a successful run in Los Angeles. The show is directed by Frank Oz, who is known for voicing both Yoda and Miss Piggy, and executive produced by Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris. (more...)

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