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American Airlines Theatre (New York, NY)
229 W. 42nd St.

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The Women is a comedy of manners by Clare Boothe Luce.



The play is an acerbic commentary on the pampered lives and power struggles of various wealthy Manhattan socialites and up-and-comers and the gossip that propels and damages their relationships. While men frequently are the subject of their lively discussions and play an important role in the action on-stage, they are strictly characters mentioned but never seen.



The original Broadway production, directed by Robert B. Sinclair, opened on December 26, 1936 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it ran for 657 performances with an all-female cast that included Arlene Francis, Ilka Chase, and Marjorie Main.


BWW Review: Haunting THE YELLOW WALLPAPER at OUT LOUD Theatre
by Andria Tieman - Jun 23, 2017

THE YELLOW WALLPAPER, a short story written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, was published in 1892.  The first-person narrative takes the reader inside the mind of an unnamed suffering from postpartum depression, who has been prescribed “The Rest Cure”, which calls for her to be confined to a room, alone, to let her mind rest and heal itself.  The cure turns out to be worse than the disease, and the seemingly innocuous yellow wallpaper in the room where she lives starts to play tricks on her already fragile mind, eventually leading her into total madness.  The short story is all within the woman's mind, but in order to dramatize it, OUT LOUD Theatre has put The Woman center stage in a kind of freak show/mental hospital setting where the audience observes different aspects of her struggle for sanity.  Meticulous stage design and costumes managed to convey volumes of information and set the tone perfectly, and the wordless performances are powerful and haunting. (more...)

Boston Court Announces 13th Annual New Play Reading Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Boston Court, Pasadena's Intimate Home for the Performing Arts, today announced the full details of its 13th annual New Play Reading Festival. Curated by Literary Manager Emilie Beck, in concert with Artistic Directors Jessica Kubzansky and Michael Michetti, the New Play Reading Festival is a key component of Boston Court's commitment to nurturing playwrights and new work, and continues the company's core mission of developing and programming works that are inherently theatrical, textually rich, and visually arresting. (more...)

BWW Review: Opera 5's SUFFRAGETTE
by Taylor Long - Jun 23, 2017

Written by women, created by women, performed by women. Featuring two one-act operas by Dame Ethel Smyth, Fete Galante and The Boatswain's Mate, SUFFRAGETTE, presented by Opera 5 is a rare undertaking for classical music - but it shouldn't be. (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT Sings Out at The Belmont
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 23, 2017

Can a disco diva save a convent choir from the pits? Put on your dancing shoes and boogie like you've never boogied in church at The Belmont's SISTER ACT. (more...)

The Kilroys Unveil 4th Annual List of Recommended Plays, Featuring Works by Nwandu, FastHorse, Yee and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Continuing the fight to achieve gender parity in the American Theater, LA-based playwright/producer collective The Kilroys has facilitated its fourth annual List of industry-recommended new plays. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 23, 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 MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, CHICAGO, and more! (more...)

BWW Review: At Toby's In Columbia, JOSEPH's DREAMCOAT And Five All-Star Leading Ladies Dazzle In Amazing Technicolor.
by Cybele Pomeroy - Jun 22, 2017

Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia, in celebration of Columbia's 50th anniversary and its own 45th presents JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, gathering a beautiful assemblage of multi-cultural, multi-talented performers who shine in this unserious collage of an Andrew Lloyd Webber/ Tim Rice Old Testament crazy-quilt favorite. (more...)

BWW Review: EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE: THE YORK SUFFRAGETTES, York Theatre Royal
by Pippa Stacey - Jun 22, 2017

Set in early 20th-century York, Everything Is Possible tells the moving story of Annie Seymour-Pearson, a local housewife who risked her life to fight for the right to vote. (more...)

ONE VOICE AT THE OLD VIC to Feature Monologues by Mark Watson, Amelia Bullmore, and Yasmina Reza
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Old Vic today announced the next One Voice at The Old Vic which will take place on 7 July featuring new monologues written by Mark Watson and Amelia Bullmore performed by Katherine Parkinson and Niamh Cusack as well as a monologue by Yasmina Reza. (more...)

Pigs Do Fly Productions Presents the World Premiere of Michael Leeds' IMPRESSIONS
by Carol Kassie - Jun 21, 2017

'I've always been drawn to the paintings of the great Impressionists,' award-winning playwright and director Michael Leeds mused recently.  'As opposed to the idealized forms and perfect symmetry that was the norm, the Impressionists chose subjects from all walks of life, capturing who they were and what they were doing in that fleeting moment in time.  (more...)

2016 Olympians Highlight NBC Live Coverage of the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

NBC Sports Group presents live coverage of the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships this week from Sacramento, Calif. Live coverage begins tomorrow, Thursday, June 22, at 1 p.m. ET streamed live with NBC Sports Gold's “Track and Field Pass.” (more...)

BRIC Receives $50k from the National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

BRIC has received a $50,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the expansion of visual arts education programs and curatorial fellowships for students in New York City. (more...)

Disney Store to Unveil New Product Collections and Collectibles at D23 Expo 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

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New Work BULLET CATCHERS, Featuring Women in Combat, Headed Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

CLUTCH PRODUCTIONS, in association with JOSIAH GRIMM, has announced the world premiere production of Maggie Moore and Julia Sears' BULLET CATCHERS, with music directed by Yeujia Low, directed by Julia Sears. BULLET CATCHERS will play a limited engagement at Off-Broadway's Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square Park South). (more...)

Huntington Announces Summer Workshop Readings 7/22 & 23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company's annual Summer Workshop will start rehearsals on July 11 and conclude in public readings of four new plays on July 22 and 23, 2017. The workshop allows selected members of the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program two weeks to focus on developing new plays. The workshop and public readings will take place in the South End at the Huntington's Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston. (more...)

BWW Preview: HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE IN CONCERT with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra June 27, 28 and 29, 2017
by Taylor Long - Jun 20, 2017

Experience the majesty of a live orchestra playing one of the most beloved film scores of all time. Presented by the Sony Centre and Attila Glatz Concert Productions, HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE IN CONCERT reinvents the way you experience J.K. Rowling's universe. The first of eight films to be presented in this series, Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone will feature the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The Women's Chorus from the Amadeus Choir and the Elmer Iseler Singers. The evening will be conducted by Justin Freer. (more...)

YWCA USA Celebrated Extraordinary Organizations and Women Leaders at Women of Distinction Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

???????YWCA USA celebrated the incredible achievements of extraordinary leaders who serve as role models and provide opportunities and support for women and girls at the Women of Distinction Awards Gala on June 16th, as part of the Bold Mission Bright Future Conference. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast Announced for London Fringe Premiere of 9 TO 5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Casting has been announced today and tickets are on sale for the London Fringe Premiere of 9 to 5 The Musical which is being produced at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village from 30th August through to 1st October 2017 with press night on 1st September, at 7.30 p.m.  (more...)

BWW Review: Brilliant ReImagined OKLAHOMA! at 3-D Theatricals
by Don Grigware - Jun 20, 2017

When Oklahoma! was first produced on Broadway in 1943 it became the first smash hit for  the newly formed collaborating team Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and was also the first real book musical, preceded only by Showboat. It was a breakthrough musical, which when given a first-class production, is still, some 74 years later, without question, one of the greatest American musicals ever written. 'The Farmer and the Cowman' truly represents the philosophy of what America is all about, a unity and pride that is unmistakable. Oklahoma! is currently onstage in Redondo Beach, directed byT.J. Dawson, artistic director of 3-D Theatricals. He has beautifully succeeded in reimagining Oklahoma! for the 21st century. In the 40s it was not appropriate to portray racism onstage the way it clearly existed. Modern audiences, however, demand that musicals go a giant step further and explore life in all its complexities. I can thruthfully state that this Oklahoma! is quite unlike any production you have ever seen....and that means you should put it at the top of your must-see list. Our country has always been referred to as a melting pot culture. The expression rings in this produciton of Oklahoma! There's Ali Hakim (Drew Boudreau), the traveling pedlar, who sets his eyes on Ado Annie (Kelley Dorney). He is Persian. And in this production Jud Fry is African American (played by Rufus Bonds, Jr.). His hidden affections for Laurey (Julia Aks) are not only difficult for her to accept because of his low class, rough and cruel behavior, but being black in 1906 made you ... intolerable. Casting Fry as black adds a whole other dimension to the story. Fry seems beleaguered by previous war inju (more...)

Full Casting Announced for THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13 ¾ at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today has announced the full company for their brand new production of Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ - The Musical which opens in Adrian's 50th birthday year. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mariska Hargitay, Daryl Roth & Carolyn B. Maloney Honored at the 7th Annual Elly Awards
by Walter McBride - Jun 20, 2017

Just yesterday, The Women's Forum of New York presented The 7th Annual Elly Awards Luncheon benefiting The Education Fund of The Women's Forum on Monday, June 19th at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. The awards, named for The Women's Forum founder Elinor Guggenheimer, honor outstanding women leaders. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Education Fund of The Women's Forum, which has has helped over 200 women over age 35, whose lives have been disrupted by extreme adversity, complete their college degrees. (more...)

St. Bart's Summer Festival Continues with SINCERE IN MEMORIAM, Opt. 187
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The 23rd annual Summer Festival continues on Sunday, July 9, at 11 am with a performance of Josef Gabriel Rheinberger's Missa Sincere in Memoriam, Op. 187 for women's choir and organ.  (more...)

Works by Nwandu, Jung, Colon and More Set for IGNITION Festival 2017 at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater announces the lineup for the 2017 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Tuvalu, or The Saddest Song by Antoinette Nwandu; This Land Was Made by Tori Sampson; Spin Moves by Ken Weitzman; Tell Them I'm Still Young by Julia Doolittle; Wolf Play by Hansol Jung; and Suspension by Kristiana Rae Colon. (more...)

Composer and Cellist Peri Mauer to Debut MAD JAM as Part of Make Music New York
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Composer and cellist Peri Mauer will present her new performance piece MAD JAM Wednesday, June 21st, 3-5pm, in Hudson Boulevard Park, located at 35th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, New York, NY. (more...)

Signdance Collective to Bring CARTHAGE/CARTAGENA to Theaterlab This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Theaterlab will host the UK-based performance company Signdance Collective as they celebrate their 30-year anniversary with its international tour of Carthage/Cartagena by Obie Award-winning playwright Caridad Svich. Performances are July 19 through 21, 2017 at Theaterlab's Midtown loft space (357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, NYC). (more...)

THE ORIGINALIST Announces Post-Show Panelists at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will host special post-show conversations with notable guest panelists during the run of John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. (more...)

BWW Review: CONFESIONES at Teatro Tercera Llamda
by Keith Waits - Jun 19, 2017

In most of her work, Josefina Lopez explores the hearts and minds of Hispanic women with vivid and bracing language that feels authentic; an honesty filtered through poetry. In her 1997 play Confesiones..., she draws compelling portraits of eight female characters who together might be said to chart a kind of multi-dimensional, fictional biography of what it means to be Chicana in modern American society. (more...)

BWW Review: LIFE REFLECTED by the National Arts Centre Orchestra at the Luminato Festival
by Taylor Long - Jun 19, 2017

Four incredible artists bring to life the stories of four powerful women. LIFE REFLECTED, presented by the National Arts Centre (NAC) is a multi-media journey examining the lives of four women using photography, film, spoken word and music. The NAC Orchestra takes us through four individual pieces, led by conductor and Artistic Director, Alexander Shelley. Shelley describes the works as being united in the way The Women 'learned to tread a new path and turn the tables on those who wanted to oppress them.' (more...)

Master Mixologist: Caitlyn Ritz of HO-HO-KUS INN AND TAVERN
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 19, 2017

Caitlyn Ritz of Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and Tavern in Bergen County New Jersey is our 'Master Mixologist.' (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse Opens GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Long Beach Playhouse closes its Mainstage season with Guys and Dolls, a musical based on the stories of Damon Runyon. Written in the 1920s and '30s, the stories told of New York's notorious gangsters, gamblers, and other characters populating its underworld. (more...)

Travelzoo Becomes the Only U.S. Listed Company with an 80% Female Board
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

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BWW REVIEW: Sport For Jove Reprises The Award Winning Production Of CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by Jade Kops - Jun 18, 2017

Damien Ryan's adaptation of Edmond Rostand's classic romantic comedy, CYRANO DE BERGERAC returns to Sydney for an encore season, 4 years after it won the 2013 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Independent Production, Best Director and Best Actor. With a few cast changes due to availability, most notably Director and Adaptor Damien Ryan stepping into the central role, this fabulous work is set to delight audiences again. (more...)

BWW Review: THE KING AND I at Broadway In Chicago
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 18, 2017

Bartlett Sher's 2015 Tony Award winning revival of THE KING AND I has sailed into Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre in a triumphant touring production. (more...)

Max von Essen Joins Starry, Sold-Out Benefit HOLLYWOOD NURSES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

It was announced that Tony nominee Max von Essen (An American in Paris, Evita, Les Mis) will play Dr.Brad/Kris in the sold out, one-night-only benefit reading of HOLLYWOOD NURSES, the new pulp comedy written by Sheila Head (Head Games, PBS's 'Cyberchase') and Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!), and directed by Carl Andress (Die, Mommie, Die!, The Tribute Artist). Von Essen joins Golden Globe Award winner Kathleen Turner (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Tony Award nominee Geneva Carr (Hand to God), Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda) and Taylor Louderman (Kinky Boots). (more...)

Latitude Festival Announces Final Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

With only a month to go, the 12th edition of Latitude Festival once again sets the bar high for summer festivals, with a host of names announced across the stages including the BBC Music Introducing Stage, The SpeakEasy, Music and Film, Solas and many more. Latitude Festival takes place on 13th - 16th July in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk. (more...)

RE:SISTER: RACE, IDENTITY AND THE WOMEN'S MOVEMENT Town Hall Set for BRIC House
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

On Thursday, June 22 at 7:00pm, BRIC, Third Wave Fund and the Sadie Nash Leadership Project present re:SISTER: Race, Identity and The Women's Movement, a #BHeardTown Hall event at BRIC House broadcast live by BRIC TV, the award-winning Brooklyn-focused non-profit cable channel and digital network, and hosted by BRIC TV's senior correspondent, Brian Vines. (more...)

ZANNA, DON'T (THE REBOOT) Adds Extra Performance at Theatre Horizon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Due to overwhelming popular demand, Norristown's Theatre Horizon has added an extra performance of the brand new version of Tim Acito's off-Broadway hit musical Zanna, Don't. (more...)

Ciaran Sheehan and Sarah Muirhead to Headline SHOW BOAT at Reagle Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Broadway's "Phantom," Ciaran Sheehan, returns to Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston to take on the role of GAYLORD RAVENAL in Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's 1927 masterpiece Show Boat. Running from July 6-16 for 8 performances only, Show Boat will also star Boston's own Sarah Oakes Muirhead (Sunday in the Park with George) as MAGNOLIA HAWKS.  (more...)

WOMEN IN SONG Series Returns to The Plaza Live for 25th Anniversary of Orlando Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Women in Song Series is returning to The Plaza Live for the 25th Anniversary Season of the Orlando Philharmonic with three female singer-songwriters and guests performing on the harp, banjo, and piano along with members of the orchestra. (more...)

Bravo Greenlights Four-Part Special XSCAPE: STILL KICKIN' IT (wt)
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Bravo Media is giving the greenlight to a four-part special XSCAPE: STILL KICKIN' IT (wt), chronicling the much-anticipated reunion of one of the most successful, chart topping, female R&B groups of all time. (more...)

Double Edge Awarded NEA Our Town Grant, Named ArtPlace Finalist
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

In recognition of its distinctly imaginative approach and long-term commitment to 'creative placemaking' in its rural town of Ashfield in western Massachusetts, as well as on tour, Double Edge Theatre is receiving national recognition by the two leading granting programs in the field of creative placemaking. (more...)

BWW Review: Shrewd Productions' THE REVOLUTIONISTS - Where the Women Reign
by Joni Lorraine - Jun 15, 2017

If every Reign of Terror turned out like this one, I suspect we'd revolt more often. (more...)

Carla Gonzalez from Oklahoma Crowned Ms. US World Elite 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

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Chicago Debuts of YANK! and PERFECT ARRANGEMENT Highlight Pride Films and Plays' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' 2017-18 season - its first full season in residence at the Pride Arts Center - will bring Chicago its first look at three plays that examine gay and lesbian lives in earlier decades of the 20th Century, according to Executive Director David Zak and Artistic Director Nelson Rodriguez. (more...)

Possum Point Players Set for Fundraising Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

???????With a leaky roof in need of some urgent repairs, Possum Point Players  are reaching out to friends, patrons, and community members to join them for a musical revue fundraiser, "You've Got A Friend," July 7, 8, and 9. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 PM; Sunday show is at 2:00 PM. (more...)

Guest Blog: Portraying "The Woman" in THE YELLOW WALLPAPER at OUT LOUD Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

BWW Rhode Island welcomes the cast of OUT LOUD Theatre's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER to the BroadwayWorld guest blog. This production presents a fully immersive, four-part experience; each part tells a complete story from beginning to end, but the individual pieces provide meditations on Charlotte Perkins Gilman's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER as viewed through varying lenses. Sarah Leach joins BWW RI to explore 'Color' in the third part of the guest blog series. (more...)

Comedian Sara Pascoe Adapts PRIDE AND PREJUDICE for Nottingham Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

In a brand new comic adaptation by stand-up comedian Sara Pascoe, with an original score from Emmy the Great and directed by Susannah Tresilian (Director of Posh at Nottingham Playhouse in 2015), prepare yourself for a playful, truthful and occasionally disrespectful take on this brilliant novel. (more...)

Live Coverage of IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE TRACK & FIELD From Oslo Begins Tomorrow
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

NBC Sports Group continues coverage of the IAAF Diamond League with two events this week, beginning tomorrow, Thursday, June 15, from Oslo, Norway, live at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN and streamed live with NBC Sports Gold's “Track and Field Pass.” As part of its coverage, NBC Sports Gold will present exclusive bonus coverage of field events, highlights, replays, and an exclusive 30-minute preview of the events in Oslo and Stockholm, Sweden. (more...)

Full Programme for SPIRIT OF '47 Announced at Edinburgh International Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Today the International Festival and British Council announce full details for Spirit of '47, a co-curated programme celebrating international cultural collaboration. The 10 day season of events features performances, screenings and talks from all over the world. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company's WORLD VIEWS to Present Art-Inspired Mini-Musicals in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, will present WORLD VIEWS, a collection of new mini-musicals in concert, the culmination of Prospect's 2017 Musical Theater Lab. WORLD VIEWS, the company's 11th lab performance, will be presented on July 8, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

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