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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.


Houston Grand Opera Announces SEEKING THE HUMAN SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) today announced plans for Seeking the Human Spirit (STHS), a six-year multidisciplinary initiative designed to highlight the universal spiritual themes raised in opera and to expand and deepen Houstonians' connections to opera and to art. Launching in the fall of 2017, STHS comprises three mainstage operas each season-one of which will be a new work-united by a single theme, and complementary projects by HGO and partner organizations created to enhance and enrich the community's experience of the themes. Some of these activities will be available to the public; others will offer personal access to opera and HGO artists and staff for groups such as hospital patients, women who are rebuilding their lives after homelessness, and young people pursuing interfaith projects.  (more...)

Women's Resource Center Awards $22,000 in 22 Scholarships
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Women's Resource Center, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering and supporting women during all life stages and circumstances, awarded 22 scholarships of $1,000 each at a ceremony in Sarasota on May 21. Beverley Dennis and Betty Schoenbaum, longtime supporters of the WRC Scholarship Fund, were in attendance to witness the recipients receive their scholarships. This year's class represented women who are pursuing degrees in various fields of study-from nursing to graphic design. (more...)

NBC Sports to Present Coverage of 2017 FRENCH OPEN Beginning 5/28
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

NBC Sports Group presents coverage of the 2017 FRENCH OPEN, beginning this Sunday, May 28, live at Noon ET on NBC with the first round from the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. (more...)

NBC Sports Presents Live Coverage of PREFONTAINE CLASSIC TRACK & FIELD This Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

NBC Sports Group presents live coverage of the 2017 PREFONTAINE CLASSIC TRACK & FIELD from Portland, Ore., beginning this Friday, May 26, at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Welcomes Three New Board Trustees
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the addition of three members to its Board of Trustees, Caryn Harris, Cari B. Sacks and Bryan Traubert, under the leadership of Board Chair Eric Lefkofsky. (more...)

BWW Review: A SECOND HELPING at Cumberland County Playhouse
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

You might be surprised by this, but A Second Helping, the musical now onstage through the weekend at Cumberland County Playhouse' Adventure Theatre, has more in common with The Godfather, Part II than you might expect. Both of them, as sequels to the original material that spawned them, do something sequels usually are incapable of: They're better than their precursors. (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell to Narrate HOLLYWOOD NURSES Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Producer Norma Lana will present a one-night-only benefit reading event of the new pulp comedy HOLLYWOOD NURSES, written by Sheila Head (Character Witness, Head Games) and Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!), and directed by Carl Andress (Die, Mommie, Die!, The Tribute Artist) on Monday, June 19 at Mainstage Theater (416 W 42nd St). The reading will be emceed and narrated by Emmy Award winner Rosie O'Donnell. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andrea Burns, Cady Huffman, Christine Pedi and More Take the Stage in Project Shaw's PRESS CUTTINGS
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 23, 2017

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continued its 12th Season with its 123rd concert presentation, Shaw's two one-act comedies Press Cuttings and Dark Lady of the Sonnets, last night, May 22, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). BroadwayWorld has photos from the show below! (more...)

Boston University Tanglewood Institute Sets 2017 Summer Programming
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) - one of this country's premiere summer training programs for young musicians - announces its 2017 programs and events today. (more...)

Rebekah Carrow to Lead Pirandellian Drama MARY V at TNC This June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

In 'Mary V,' a Pirandellian, feminist appropriation of Shakespeare's historical play, an all-female cast battles for control of a production of 'Henry V,' led by their king, an actress named Mary. (more...)

BOEING BOEING to Close this Weekend at Lee Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Boeing Boeing, written by Marc Camoletti and translated into English by Beverley Cross, is a classic French farce that boasts the Guinness World Records most performed French play. (more...)

RIPCORD Comes to The Circuit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Best described as Golden Girls meets The Odd Couple, Ripcord is an uproarious new comedy by noted playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Ripcord takes us to the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility where foul-tempered Abby has just learned that she has to share her sunny top-floor room with newcomer Marilyn. Loathe to share her space, Abby challenges Marilyn to a seemingly harmless bet where the loser abandons the sunny top-floor room. The events that follow take The Women on a ridiculous journey that reveals not only the tenacity of these worthy opponents but also some secrets they would rather remain hidden. Ripcord brings us the fight of the century, and after all, wouldn't they know? (more...)

THAT '70S SHOW's Debra Jo Rupp to Star in World Premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Faith, family and frosting collide in a touching and timely new play by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This Is Us). The Echo Theater Company continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of The Cake. Jennifer Chambers directs for a July 1 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Royal Opera House Muscat Announces its 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) is pleased to announce the forthcoming season, 2017-2018: A Legendary Season. After marking its Sixth Anniversary on the 12th of October 2017, the Royal Opera House Muscat will commence its seventh season with a wide range of top quality productions in many different genres - opera, concerts, ballet & dance, Arab performances, jazz, world music, family & education, musicals & shows and special events. This rich diversity of top-notch programs has become a hallmark of the Royal Opera House Muscat that is recognised all over the world. (more...)

NBC Sports Acquires Exclusive U.S. Media Rights to Rugby World Cup
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

NBC Sports Group has acquired the exclusive U.S. media rights to the Rugby World Cup through a seven-year partnership with World Rugby, both parties announced today. (more...)

Singer Songwriter Jake Clemons Releases New Video & Launches 'The Janine Project'
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The above is the opening quote from “Janine,” the new video from Jake Clemons, created with the intention of helping and healing those affected by domestic violence. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL, THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at National Tour
by Keith Waits - May 22, 2017

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL, THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at National Tour (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Broward Center For The Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - May 21, 2017

Broadway Across America - Ft. Lauderdale presents the Farewell Tour of the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. 20 year old Sophie is planning to marry, and wants her father to be present to give her away. Unfortunately, she does not know who her father is. After reading her mother's diary, she concludes he is one of three men, so she invites all of them to her wedding, on the Greek Island on which she lives with her still single mother, in the hopes of sorting it out. (more...)

John Conlee Honored by Georgia Sheriffs' Association with Award for Supporting Law Enforcement
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Georgia Sheriffs' Association presented Grand Ole Opry star John Conlee with a plaque for supporting law enforcement at the country hitmaker's live show in Putnam County, Ga. (more...)

BWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - May 19, 2017

I have great advice for The Gershwin Trust, those descendants of George and Ira who have clipped coupons all their lives by virtue of the brothers' genius and copywrite law. They wrote 17 Broadway shows. Only one, GIRL CRAZY (rewritten and renamed CRAZY FOR YOU, compiled without input from The Trust in 1992 and choreographed by Candlelight's own superstar Sue Stroman) is produced contemporarily (more...)

Arch Contemporary Ballet to Present World Premiere at The Davenport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Arch Contemporary Ballet, in its mission to launch ballet and music to an inclusive 21st century audience, performs a world premiere by Artistic Director Sheena Annalise, presented by The Davenport Theatre with four performances Tuesday, May 30th  - Thursday, June 1st at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Sold-Out Ars Nova ANTFest Show THE OTHER SIDE OF PARADISE Adds Club Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The sold out ANT Fest show, The Other Side of Paradise, announces additional performances in NYC's speakeasies and jazz clubs. (more...)

New York City Ballet Presents its Here and Now Festival
by Rose Marija - May 19, 2017

New York City Ballet continues to include new choreographies in its repertoire, billed this season as the Here and Now Festival. On May 12, 2017 NYCB performed four newer works created in 1994, 1998, 2006, and a world premiere. (more...)

Annie Russell Theatre Announces 85th Season - Join the Movement!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Annie Russell Theatre, the longest running theatre in Central Florida, announces their 85th season! Running September 2017 through April 2018, the season is inspired by acts of revolution and resistance, big and small. (more...)

YWCA USA to Celebrate Extraordinary Women Leaders at WOMEN OF DISTINCTiON AWARDS GALA
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

YWCA USA will celebrate the achievements of extraordinary leaders and organizations who serve as role models for women and girls at The Women of Distinction Awards Gala during the YWCA USA National Conference on Friday, June 16, 2017, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company Announces 2017/18 Professional Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Theater fills the Lackland Performing Arts Center as Centenary Stage Company announces its 2017 - 18 professional theater line-up.  The Sitnik Theatre is set to burst as this season's main stage professional theater series includes four exciting CSC produced plays; The Learned Ladies, Newsies, Art and Hitler's Tasters.  Centenary Stage Company's Fringe Festival also welcomes three incredibly unique guest productions; Song and Dance Men, Seeger: A Multimedia Solo Show and My Name is Gideon: I'm Probably Going to Die, Eventually as the festival returns for its third installment in the Kutz Theatre. (more...)

Cast Members From Hamilton & Rent Join On The Quays For HOW ABOUT LOVE?
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

On The Quays, a NYC-based international production company will present 'How About Love?', a benefit concert at The Green Room 42--NYC's newest cabaret venue--on June 18th. (more...)

Lower East Side Film Festival Announces 2017 Lineup & Full Schedule of Events
by Movies News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Lower East Side Film Festival directors are proud to announce the festival's seventh annual opening and closing night films along with the complete festival schedule. (more...)

Photo Flash: PUNTS at Theatre503
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Punts is a hilarious and moving new play by Sarah Page about a young man's sexual awakening and its effect on those who orchestrated it. Drawn from the playwright's interviews with sex workers, Punts - produced by Kuleshov Theatre (BU21, Cans) - explores love in all its complex and contradictory forms. (more...)

Scalia Drama THE ORIGINALIST to Return to Arena Stage This July
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Fresh off a cross-country tour, John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

The Segal Center Presents CLASSIX Opening Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Join Classix as they expand their collective knowledge of the classical canon with an exceptional group directors and actors for this unique series-curated by Awoye Timpo as "an exhibition of rarely seen Black classic plays,' in collaboration with The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center. (more...)

THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13 ¾ - THE MUSICAL Comes To Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a 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. Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary's musical of Leicester's favourite teen has undergone a period of further development since its original production at Curve in 2015, and Luke Sheppard's new production will open at the Menier on 26 July at 3.30pm, with previews from 14 July, and runs until 9 September. Priority booking for the productions opens on Monday 22 May, with public booking on Tuesday 30 May. (more...)

THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Premiere and More Set for Playwrights Realm's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced its 2017-18 season productions: the world premieres of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias, directed by Tyne Rafaeli (August - September 2017), and Don Nguyen's Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth, directed by Jade King Carroll (February - March 2018).Both will be presented at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. (more...)

Lonesome Music Productions Presents E.D. BLUES THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Lonesome Music Productions proudly presents E.D. Blues The Musical - a musical comedy about Erectile Dysfunction - at the historic El Portal Mainstage Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. June 16-18, 2017 for three performances only! (more...)

Bristol Old Vic Hosts Women-Only Night for Politically Charged MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Bristol Old Vic has announced it will present a performance of its politically charged Medea to an exclusively female audience on Friday 26 May. (more...)

Queer|Art Announces Mentors for 2017-18 Program Cycle
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Queer|Art has announced the new Mentors for the 2017-2018 program cycle of Queer|Art|Mentorship. Applications open June 1st. (more...)

ONE NIGHT ONLY Premiere, Kate Benson's [PORTO] Set for WP Theater's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, has announced their 2017-2018 40th Anniversary Season at WP Theater (2162 Broadway, at 76th Street). (more...)

Playwright Heidi Schreck to Star in WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME for Clubbed Thumb's SUMMERWORKS
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb (Maria Striar, Producing Artistic Director; Sarah McLellan,Managing Director; Michael Bulger, Associate Artistic Director) announced today that Heidi Schreck (I Love Dick) will join the cast of her play, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME during this season's SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. (more...)

Archive360's Marian Breeze Named on List of Up & Comers in CRN's 2017 Women of the Channel
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

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Idle Muse Theatre Company Presents the Midwest Premiere of Conor McPherson's THE VEIL
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Idle Muse Theatre Company's season eleven, which features plays which explore women achieving self-definition in a world that tries to define them in relationship to the men around them, concludes with the Midwest premiere of The Veil written by playwright Conor McPherson directed by guest artist Ann Kreitman. (more...)

HOOKMAN Extended Through 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Steep Theatre plunges into the world of horror with their Midwest premiere of Lauren Yee's Hookman. The play, which has been described by Yee as an 'existential slasher-comedy', was directed by the Jeff Award-winner Vanessa Stalling (United Flight 232 - Best Play, Midsize). The production marks Stalling's Steep Theatre directorial debut. ??The cast of Hookman features Karen Rodriguez, Kiayla Ryann, Aja Wiltshire, Sasha Smith, James Doherty, and Mary Tilden. (more...)

Carolyn McBurney Talks When Love is at its Best, It's UNEXPECTED
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Carolyn McBurney has worked with John Perovich as a director and a student and has been active with Brelby Theatre Company for several years, directing and co-writing After Hours at Rosie's Pub with The Women of Brelby. (more...)

Denee Benton, Julie Taymor Among 2017 Lilly Award Honorees; Presenters Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The 8th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, announced today that Julie Taymor, Denee Benton, Micki Grant,Toni-Leslie James, Mandy Greenfield, Madison Ferris, and Beanie Feldstein are this year's honorees. (more...)

BWW Review: Courtney Act Glitters in THE GIRL FROM OZ at the Laurie Beechman
by Troy Frisby - May 15, 2017

A cyclone of camp with a true gift for one-liners and an even stronger voice, Courtney Act followed the yellow brick road past the crowd to hit the stage in THE GIRL FROM OZ. Despite several homages to THE WIZARD OF OZ, the May 4 show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre was centered on that other, no less magical Oz: Australia. In fact, the RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE alum's entire set list was comprised of songs famously written or sung by Aussies. (more...)

Final Season of Hit HBO's GIRLS Available on Digital Download Today
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

It's the end of an era! Over the course of its first five seasons, Girls, the hit HBO comedy series created by and starring Emmy® nominee and Golden Globe® winner Lena Dunham, and executive produced by Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner, has continued to be one of the most critically acclaimed and buzzed about shows on television. (more...)

CRY HAVOC!, THE PRICE and More Set for Franklin Stage Company's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Franklin Stage Company has announced its 21st Season in the historic Chapel Hall. Audiences are in for a summer of exciting, professional, admission-free theater! (more...)

BWW Review: Poetry is in Motion in Soulpepper's FOR COLORED GIRLS
by Taylor Long - May 15, 2017

Ntozake Shange's poetry is in very capable hands with Soulpepper Theatre Company's captivating production of FOR COLORED GIRLS…(for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf). Described as a 'choreopoem', the work is a spirited unity of written word and dance. The text alone is provocative and beautifully rhythmic, but Djanet Sears' production elevates the work with choreography that accentuates the power of the words. A true ensemble piece, FOR COLORED GIRLS is an homage to the unique journey we are all on, and the healing power in sharing your voice. (more...)

North Carolina's Bandit Da MC Drops His Latest Music Video For 'What I'm About'
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

Bandit Da MC, better known as Charles Jacobs, is from Wilmington, NC (The Port City) . This young man is 27 years old and has been grinding hard with Coast 2 Coast for over a year now. Not only is this man an artist, he is also a college student at Cape Fear Community College Majoring in Business. Bandit himself would tell you that Wilmington artist are great! Everyone from the men to The Women who utilize their time to perfect their own music no matter what genre have potential. (more...)

Zoe Buckman, Natalie Frank and Okwui Okpokwasili Set for Bill T. Jones Panel at New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The fourth and final event of this series will feature Bill T. Jones in conversation with three artists whose works are part of New York Live Arts' current season. (more...)

Soulo Theatre Fest Opens with Knock Out Show
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Celebrating its 5th anniversary with an amazing line up of shows, workshops and panels, Toronto's Soulo Theatre Festival runs May 25-28 with all events except the Opening Night taking place at the RED Sandcastle Theatre in Leslieville. (more...)

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