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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: MARJANI FORTE-SAUNDERS Combines Nightmarish Images To Little Effect in being Here.../this time
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 26, 2016

Ms. Forte-Saunders has created an evening of misery that blocks any discourse beyond the bleak. If her intent was to wield art as a blunt instrument with which to hammer home her point, then she has certainly succeeded. The tragedy therein is that she could have done much more. Hers is a ferocious intellect that charges unswervingly towards what is distressing. While I admire her forcefulness, I wonder if she has confused strength for bravery. (more...)

Almeida to Broadcast Rupert Goold's RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, July 21
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Almeida will broadcast Artistic Director Rupert Goold's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to cinemas in the UK and around the world on 21 July. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Quintessence Theatre, Philadelphia's only all-classical repertory theatre, announces its seventh season of progressive classics. Season 2016-2017 includes MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN in the fall, a world premiere family holiday classic WILDE TALES, a rotating repertory: LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST and THE BROKEN HEART in the spring, and UNCLE VANYA to close the season in the summer. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct Mint Theater's A DAY BY THE SEA at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Coming up next for Mint Theater Company (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director; Jen Soloway, Managing Director) will be the first ever New York revival of A Day by the Sea by N.C. Hunter, directed by Austin Pendleton. This will be the Mint's first production as a resident theater company at Theatre Row. Performances will begin July 22nd and continue through September 24th at their new home at the Beckett Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer Avenues). Opening Night is set for August 25th. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ilana Levine Dishes Little Known Facts About Her New Podcast
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 26, 2016

Little Known Facts is a podcast hosted by stage and film actress, Ilana Levine, best known for her role of Lucy in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN.  With her unique style of hosting, best described as "Podcast Verite,' actress Ilana Levine gives her listeners access to conversations with today's most fascinating celebrities -- with her raw, honest and hilarious interviews. (more...)

Former Wall Street Journal Editor Named Content Chief at Korn Ferry
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

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10th Anniversary Wave Rising Series Set for 92Y's Buttenwieser Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The 92Y Harkness Dance Center and WHITE WAVE Dance are proud to present the 10th Anniversary Wave Rising Series at 92Y's historic Buttenwieser Hall. (more...)

Review Roundup: Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - May 25, 2016

Tonight, Cirque du Soleil Theatrical celebrates the opening of Cirque du Soleil - PARAMOUR, the organization's first show created specifically for Broadway at Lyric Theatre. (more...)

Davis Gaines, Benjamin Schrader and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Lead MTW's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Broadway's scamming, scheming, double-crossing musical hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cons its way onto the Carpenter Center Stage via Musical Theatre West (MTW) for 13 performances July 8-24.  The production stars Broadway veterans Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera, Camelot) and Benjamin Schrader (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) , and Ovation Award nominee (for MTW's Young Frankenstein) Rebecca Ann Johnson.  From the composer/lyricist David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and a book by Jeffrey Lane, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the Steve Martin and Michael Caine film, written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning.  Brilliantly crafted with wit, double-entendres , and show-stopping numbers, the Broadway  show earned 11 Tony Award nominations, including "Best Musical," "Best Book," and "Best Score" and the Drama League Award for "Best Musical."  Tickets are available at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets are $20 and up. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Head Inside the Recording Studio with the Cast of SHE LOVES ME; Album Out in June!
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of She Loves Me from Roundabout Theatre Companyin digital formats on Friday, June 10, with physical copies online and in stores on Friday, July 8. In celebration of the announcement, Ghostlight has also unveiled a new preview of the cast in the recording studio - check it out below! (more...)

World Premiere of PARALLEL WORLDS: A NEW ROCK MUSIC EXPERIENCE at Club Parallel
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Parrot Poet Productions presents the world premiere of PARALLEL WORLDS: A NEW ROCK MUSIC EXPERIENCE throughout all four weekends in June. Created by Brandon Beckner with stage direction by Matthew McCray, attendees can expect a powerful live rock concert, a bold theatrical stage play, and an epic big-screen love story, all harmoniously blended with one another to take its audience on a mind-bending, musical journey through Parallel Worlds. It has been described as "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets Pink Floyd's The Wall."  (more...)

MANHATTAN LOCKDOWN by Paul Batista is Now Available in Hardcover and Digital Formats
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Story: A birthday party on a beautiful summer Sunday afternoon on the roof garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the guest of honor, Roland Fortune, mayor of New York City. (more...)

How Does Tony Nominee Jeff Daniels Do Broadway? By 'Sprinting Face First into the Wall 8 Times a Week'
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 24, 2016

It's undeniable that Jeff Daniels' career has been a varied one. From his Emmy-winning role on Aaron Sorkin's THE NEWSROOM to one half of the comedy duo behind DUMB AND DUMBER, the stage and screen star has proven his versatility time and time again. Now he's back on Broadway in a role that has proven to be his most grueling yet. (more...)

THE INFANTILE GROTESQUE is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

A new book by Francis Sanzaro explores the complex relationship between childbirth, ecology and technology, arguing for a more expansive analysis of the often censored event. (more...)

off the WALL productions to Remount MOTHER LODE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

After staging the  in-repertory production of the World Premiere of Mother Lode by Artistic Director Virginia Wall Gruenert (Shaken & Stirred, Without Ruth) in January of 2016, off The Wall productions now is presenting the second run. (more...)

BalletCollective to Collaborate with Architects & Choreographers for October Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

BalletCollective's 2016 Season will further explore the company's unique collaborative process with world premiere works featuring two collaborations pairing architects Carlos Arnaiz and James Ramsey with composers Judd Greenstein and Ellis Ludwig-Leone respectively. Both works will be choreographed by BalletCollective director Troy Schumacher and will be premiered at NYU Skirball Center on October 27 and 28 featuring live music and an ensemble of eight dancers, including New York City Ballet's Harrison Coll, Rachel Hutsell Anthony Huxley, Lauren King, Isabella LaFreniere, Ashley Laracey, and Lauren Lovette.   (more...)

THRILLER LIVE Coming to The Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Direct from London's West End, Thriller Live is the story of Michael Jackson's 45-year musical career. From pop to rock, soul to disco, the cast and live band pay homage to his legendary live performances and innovative dance moves. (more...)

Check Out Quotables from THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON - Week of 5/16
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

Below, check out quotables from NBC's 'THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON' for the week of May 16-2o. (more...)

TITLE Boxing Club Announces New Ownership Team - Drew Brees, David Barr and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

After an incredibly impressive first half of 2016, TITLE Boxing Club International, the number one fastest-growing franchise by Inc. Magazine, announced today new additions to its existing ownership team including super-star names from the NFL and franchise industry. Arguably one of the biggest partnerships in franchising history, the new faces of this powerhouse executive team are equipped to elevate TITLE Boxing Club to unimaginable heights. (more...)

BWW Blog: Micah Young - Perform At Your Own Risk
by Guest Blogger: Micah Young - May 23, 2016

It is difficult to examine a situation with clarity.  Often our passion for a project, our love for a job or our opinions about the people involved make it hard to make a clear-cut decision.  There are some situations where our own well-being is at stake; it is in these situations we have to make the hard choice of staying in the situation or finding a way to remove ourselves. (more...)

BWW Review: OUT OF TIME at The Kennedy Center
by Hannah Landsberger - May 23, 2016

Billed as an Irish dance place, Out of Time, presented as a part of the Kennedy Center's Ireland 100 festival, is actually much more. Equal parts dance, modern music performance, and memoir, Colin Dunne's stunning solo performance is full of depth and intelligence. (more...)

The Barn Theatre Announces 2016 Summer Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Barn Theatre, Michigan's oldest professional summer theatre, under the artistic leadership of Brendan Ragotzy, announced today the 70th Anniversary season of plays and musicals to be presented for the 2016 summer season at the landmark theatre. (more...)

THE GOLD to Be Presented as Part of 2016 NYMF at The Pearl Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The New York Musical Festival and Laura Yosowitz, Vital Arts Collaborative are pleased to announce THE GOLD, a new musical about one man's fight for love, family and country, with book by Andrea Lepcio and Phil Yosowitz, and music and lyrics by Phil Yosowitz.   (more...)

BWW Recap: GAME OF THRONES Reveals Shocking Truths in 'The Door'
by Jessica Naftaly - May 23, 2016

This weeks episode of GAME OF THRONES entitled 'The Door,' revealed a lot of information and answers to some of the biggest questions of the series, as well answered some questions that don't necessarily need answering. In a show riddled with plot holes, some of which were highlighted this episode, their ability to carry out reveals and give us answers isn't always up to task. If your biggest concern watching GAME OF THRONES was finding out the origin of Hodor's name, then this was the episode for you! If the importance of finding out the origin of the White Walkers, the biggest threat that endangers the lives of all of our characters, is highest on the scale for you, you'll get answer, but the attention and care given to revealing said answer may disappoint you. It's all apparent just looking at the recaps and reactions. The most used phrase from an episode in which we learn where the White Walkers came from, another direwolf dies, a mythic race goes extinct, and the Starks make a battle plan, is 'Hold the door!' That says quite a lot. (more...)

Singer-Songwriter Josh Ritter Set for Capitol Center for the Arts, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Singer/songwriter Josh Ritter will be appearing at the Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA) in Concord, New Hampshire on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 7:30PM.  Tickets are currently on sale starting at just $26 per seat.  To date, this is his only schedule U.S. appearance this year without his band, which will make it a very special event. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Bryan Greenberg
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - May 23, 2016

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...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 23-29, Featuring The Skivvies, John Arthur Greene, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 22, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Exposure in Concert, Featuring Lillias White and More; Sven Ratzke's STARMAN; John Arthur Greene at the Metropolitan Room; The Skivvies at 54 Below; and Aladdin's Arielle and Adam Jacobs in 'Sibling Disobedience.' (more...)

2016 TEDxBroadway Talks Now Available Online
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Today, the organizers of TEDxBroadway released videos of the talks and performances from the fifth annual event held February 22, 2016 at New World Stages in New York City. (more...)

The Author Who Walked Away from $1 Million Deal to Bet on Himself and Created the Must-Read Book of the Summer, Shocking the Publishing World
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

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Full Lineup Announced for CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to announce the full line-up for its third annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, featuring 14 new musical productions. Created to showcase and support Chicago's burgeoning field of musical theatre creators, this year's festival will be held August 9 - 28, 2016 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Each production will receive four performances - the full schedule of dates, times and press openings will be announced shortly. Single tickets and festival passes go on sale Friday, July 1 at www.cmtf.org. (more...)

Bedlam to Return to Cambridge with Two Versions of TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present Bedlam performing their two version of TWELFTH NIGHT: TWELFTH NIGHT (or WHAT YOU WILL) and WHAT YOU WILL (or TWELFTH NIGHT). Both plays are the text of TWELFTH NIGHT written by William Shakespeare. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - The Best Leading Actress in a Musical Tony Nominees!
by Ken Fallin - May 20, 2016

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 of Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in A Musical Tony nominees: Jessie Mueller (Waitress), Laura Benanti (She Loves Me), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), and Carmen Cusack (Bright Star). (more...)

The Zombies Slated for Boulder Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Zombies are set for the Boulder Theater on September 14th, 2016.  (more...)

Junk Ensemble's BIRD WITH BOY Heads Out on UK Tour This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Following their UK touring debut with The Falling Song in 2014, Dublin's award-winning dance theatre company Junk Ensemble is back in the UK this summer with a tour of BIRD WITH BOY, their critically acclaimed site responsive work. (more...)

George London Foundation Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Upon the conclusion of the 20th year of its celebrated recital series, which was marked with a gala in April featuring some of opera's most prominent American and Canadian stars, the Foundation announces its 2016-17 season of events. (more...)

BWW Review: Penelope Skinner's THE RUINS OF CIVILIZATION, a Dystopian Dilemma
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

Skinner's futuristic drama combines issues of climate change, privilege, women having control of their bodies and putting up walls, (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bucks County Playhouse's STEEL MAGNOLIAS Cast Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - May 19, 2016

Bucks County Playhouse will soon present a star-studded revival of Robert Harling's saucy Southern comedy STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason. (more...)

BWW Review: Great Lakes Theatre's THE FANTASTICKS is a Pleasant Experience
by Roy Berko - May 19, 2016

THE FANTASTICKS, the Tom Jones (book and lyrics) and Harvey Schmidt (music) musical holds the honor of being 'the only Off-Broadway show to have won a Tony.' In addition, the show, which has been playing in New York for 56 years, is also the longest running theatrical production in American theater history. (more...)

Lilla Crawford & Jenna Ortega to Join The Rockettes in NEW YORK SPECTACULAR at Radio City
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Madison Square Garden Company announced today that Jenna Ortega and Lilla Crawford will share the role of Emily, the teen girl lead in New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase at Radio City Music Hall. The limited eight week engagement runs from June 15 through August 7, 2016. Tickets are on sale now at www.rockettes.com/newyork and at the Radio City box office. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Bucks County Playhouse's STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2016

Bucks County Playhouse will soon present a star-studded revival of Robert Harling's saucy Southern comedy STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason. (more...)

Spicy Vines Debuts Its Highly-Anticipated Tasting Room, A Chic and Relaxing Destination for Wine Lovers
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The grand debut of Spicy Vines' Tasting Room was a breathtaking affair befitting for a wine house that has earned a stellar reputation for its artisan wines. The calm yet vibrant Tasting Room officially opened April 20 and will now serve as the premium destination for wine connoisseurs who desire a hip and tranquil environment in the historic downtown of Healdsburg. (more...)

Google Fiber Plays Catch-Up to Comporium Zipstream
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

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Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts announced the details of its exciting 2016-2017 Season last night. (more...)

PATIENCE & SARAH to Return to New York in Concert at the Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

After a sold-out run at the 1998 Lincoln Center Festival, the opera PATIENCE & SARAH returns to New York as a staged concert performance for two nights only - Thursday, June 23rd and Friday, June 24th at 7PM at the Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street). (more...)

Julie Halston, Paul Reiser & More Set for Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Summer 2016 Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the July, August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. Monday nights at 8 pm. All dates are available online at www.baystreet.org or calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. All comedy performances are suggested for ages 17 and up. Comedy Club is sponsored by Saunders & Associates and The Friars Foundation. Media sponsor is Beach Magazine. (more...)

ALL THE BEST KILLERS ARE LIBRARIANS Set for Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Establishment will present the world premiere (sort of) of the action-packed comedy 'All The Best Killers Are Librarians'. (more...)

Sundance Institute to Launch New 'FilmTwo' Initiative
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Sundance Institute today announced a significant expansion of its signature artist development programs to include targeted support for second-time feature filmmakers, addressing a growing need in the field of independent storytelling, especially for women and filmmakers of color. The new FilmTwo Initiative, led by the Institute's renowned Feature Film Program, with generous support from Founding Partner NBCUniversal, will offer selected directors specialized creative and tactical guidance in navigating the unique challenges of making their second feature films. The Initiative's inaugural Fellows announced today participated in a Screenwriters Intensive in March and continue to receive customized creative and tactical support and participate in select FFP activities. (more...)

The Invisible Dog to Present MINOR CHARACTER, 6/17-25
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Invisible Dog will present MINOR CHARACTER, (June 17-25) by Brooklyn based theater company New Saloon. In this kaleidoscopic adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, a cast of 16 performers collage a century's worth of English translations - from the flowery 1916 version to Google Translate's profoundly nonsensical rendition - into one sprawling, intimate, quietly disastrous evening that culminates with an entirely new adaptation. (more...)

Bernhoft to Play the Bowery Ballroom Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Norwegian artist Bernhoft will perform at Bowery Ballroom on Monday, May 23 at 10PM in celebration of his new EP Stop/Shutup/Shout It Out. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Listen to the Debut Episodes of LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring John Slattery, Cynthia Nixon and BD Wong!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - May 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce that we have 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...)

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