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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: The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Brandenburg Choir's Staged Concert Of HANDEL'S MESSIAH Is A Feast For The Senses
by Jade Kops - Feb 24, 2017

HANDEL'S MESSIAH, one of the most iconic Baroque works is finally given the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's exquisitely emotive and expressive treatment under the baton of Artistic Director and Conductor Paul Dyer. (more...)

Celebrate International Women's Day 2017 with PERFECTLY IMPERFECT WOMEN at Ovalhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Multi-award-winning storyteller Danyah Miller's Perfectly Imperfect Women, part of Ovalhouse's imaginative and innovative Spring Season 2017, has been created to celebrate International Women's Day 2017 on Wednesday 8th March. (more...)

BWW Experts and Stage and Screen Stars Pick the 2017 Academy Award Winners
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 24, 2017

Time is running out to get your 2017 Oscars Pool picks in, so we here at BroadwayWorld have put together a team of experts and stage and screen stars to help you in your prognostication. The stars lending their acting and filmmaking expertise are Broadway and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND star Donna Lynne Champlin; UNDATEABLE and the West End's Dewey Finn in SCHOOL OF ROCK, David Fynn; Broadway and CHICAGO MED star Patti Murin; and one of the stars of the new Broadway musical Caesar Samayoa. (more...)

A NEVER-ENDING LINE at Broadway au Carré
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Next Wednesday, March 1st, composer Jaime Lozano's new Song Cycle, 'A Never-Ending Line,' will have its world premiere at Broadway au Carre in Paris, France. (more...)

Keen Company Announces the Participants in the 2017 Keen Playwrights Lab
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Each season, the Keen Playwrights Lab brings together three mid-career playwrights to develop new full-length plays inspired by Keen Company's mission. Under the leadership of Jeremy Stoller, Keen's Director of New Work, writers meet throughout the year to create new plays that provoke identification, reflection, and emotional connection. The Playwrights Lab culminates with a reading of each new play in the spring, attended by the Keen community, the theater industry, and the general public. Keen's fourth season of the Playwrights Lab will allow Julia Jordan, Andrea Thome and Stefanie Zadravec to develop new plays. (more...)

NJPAC Presents WOMEN IN THE WORLD: A VISUAL PERSPECTIVE, 3/1-31
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Association with Women in Media Newark Presents an Innovative Art Exhibit "Women in the World: A Visual Perspective" Curated by renowned New Jersey artists Gladys Barker Grauer and Adrienne Wheeler. (more...)

NBC Sports to Air Live Coverage of 2017 TOKYO MARATHON , 2/25
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

NBCSN presents live primetime coverage of the 2017 TOKYO MARATHON this Sat., Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. ET - a unique U.S. TV primetime presentation of a major marathon. (more...)

BWW Review: Humanity's Heartbreak Revealed at OTW's Tragic WOMEN OF TROY
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 23, 2017

In a play more than 2000 years old written by Euripides titled The Trojan Women, Dale Gutzman's Off the Wall Theater (OTW) reimagines their Women of Troy set in the 1920's. Gutzman worked several years to adapt the play inspired by a Don Taylor translation revealing the aftermath of the infamous Trojan War through a women's eyes, the prisoners and refugees shipped to another city. These were The Women who survived when their brothers, fathers, husbands and sons were slaughtered by the Athenians, after the legendary Trojan horse 'birthed blood' that flowed into Troy's streets. (more...)

Join the Conversation Across All Platforms with NBC Sports #CSNTOMBOY
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

In conjunction with TOMBOY, NBC Sports Regional Networks' multi-platform documentary project, six CSN markets will host symposiums with colleges in order to examine and fuel conversation around gender balance in today's evolving sports landscape. NBC Sports Regional Networks announced last week the launch of TOMBOY, the first-of-its-kind integrated initiative that aims to elevate the conversation about female participation in sports, culminating with a one-hour documentary. (more...)

Coterie Debuts 'The Coterie Experience' Bringing A New Dimension And Outlook To The Women's Marketplace; Partners With L2 For Educational, Retail And Tech Discussion
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

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PERFECT Sheds Light on the Grossly Overlooked Sport of Synchronized Swimming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

So you thought the decathlon was the most grueling of the summer Olympic sports? Well then you haven't researched synchronized swimming, one of only two Olympic sports that solely women participate in. (more...)

'ReFrame' Launched to Create Sustainable Gender Equity in Film and Television
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Fifty Hollywood leaders and influencers, including studio heads, agency partners, senior network executives, talent and guild representatives brought together by Women In Film and Sundance Institute today announce the launch of ReFrame, a formal action plan to further gender parity in the media industry. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jennifer L. Nelson
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 23, 2017

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BWW Review: Theater J's Brainy THE HOW AND THE WHY
by Roger Catlin - Feb 23, 2017

Let's say you want to think deeply about the origins of menstruation. Perhaps you would go to a lecture on evolutionary biology. (more...)

Synchronicity Theatre to Present World Premiere of Andrea Lepcio's STRAIT OF GILBRALTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

???????Synchronicity Theatre will present the world premiere of Andrea Lepcio's Strait of Gibraltar, a sexy romantic comedy turned terrorism thriller that looks at love, truth, prejudice, and civil rights in the age of the Patriot Act. Performances run from March 31 to April 23, 2017. (more...)

University of Southern Maine's MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Puts the Women in Control
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Polite society is delightfully turned head-over-heels with Otto Nicolai's version of The Merry Wives of Windsor, where the merry (meaning naughty) wives take control of Falstaff's unwanted advances. (more...)

Philadelphia Orchestra and Director Yannick Announce 2017-18 Season - Tosca, WEST SIDE STORY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin and President and CEO Allison Vulgamore today released The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2017-18 season. Nezet-Seguin begins his sixth season in Philadelphia with a commitment to lead the world-renowned ensemble through at least 2025-26, continuing a relationship between music director and musicians that has garnered praise around the globe. (more...)

BWW Review: PASSING STRANGE Rocks Out at Standing Room Only Productions
by Brett Cullum - Feb 23, 2017

This story is universal, but the intricate score and stellar cast are unique and astounding. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NAPOLI, BROOKLYN World Premiere at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Edelstein. The production opens tonight, February 22, and will run on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck Theatre through March 12, 2017. The world premiere was commissioned by, and is a co-production with, Roundabout Theatre Company, where it will play June 9 through September 3, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look a the cast in action below! (more...)

Celebrate International Women Artists in New York City on International Women's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

???????Celebrate international women artists from history and the here and now on International Women's Day. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GIRLS, Phoenix Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Feb 22, 2017

Tim Firth can't keep away from the Calendar Girls. Following the 2003 film and 2008 play, he's back again adapting the real-life story of Yorkshire WI heroines stripping off for a charity calendar after one of their number loses her husband to cancer - this time in a musical adaptation with Gary Barlow. (more...)

More Stars Sign on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Additional casting has been announced for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees Of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. (more...)

Review Roundup: Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS at Phoenix Theatre
by Review Roundups - Feb 22, 2017

THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, opened last night, Tuesday 21 February, at the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End, where it had previewed from 28 January 2017. (more...)

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION: Max Lifchitz Plays Piano Music from Three Centuries
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

North/South Consonance, Inc. continues its 37th Winter/Spring season of free-admission concerts on Friday evening March 3, 2017 when pianist Max Lifchitz performs a recital highlighting compositions from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. (more...)

Disney/ABC, CBS, The Onion Join Exciting Lineup at BANFF Connect LA
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Banff World Media Festival is thrilled to announce compelling/notable panels with Disney|ABC and CBS featuring visionary leaders behind some of their hit shows (more...)

All About Women 2017: Free Events Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

On Sunday 5 March, the Sydney Opera House will host its fifth annual All About Women festival - a day of talks, performances, dancing, and ideas, exploring the issues that matter most to women. (more...)

University Women In The Arts Announces International Women's Day Event For Female Students Across The UK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

University Women in the Arts has announced a day long International Women's Day event for female students wanting to work in the arts in the UK. (more...)

Fashion is the Star of Discovery Familia's New Series MI ESTILO, TU ESTILO
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Mexican singer and fashionista Daniela Magn joins Discovery Familia with MI ESTILO, TU ESTILO. The new original production features two close women with completely different styles, facing each other to pursue a common goal and change their looks. (more...)

Austin Based Funk/Soul Band Flyjack Announces New Album
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

On March 31, Austin-based Flyjack will release its third record, New Day - a love letter to late 60's and early 70's rare groove, soul and deep funk. (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHELOR on ABC - Monday, February 27, 2017
by - Feb 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE BACHELOR, airing on ABC on Monday, February 27, 2017! (more...)

DVR Alert: Sarah Jessica Parker and Andrea McArdle Join ANNIE Gathering for Inside Edition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

They've tied a knot they never can sever. Dozens of former Annies, including original star Andrea McArdle and one of her successors, Sarah Jessica Parker, will unite for a 40th Anniversary celebration of the musical for Inside Edition. (more...)

BWW Review: Suspenseful New Drama THE HONEY TRAP at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 21, 2017

Belfast native playwright Leo McGann and Director Adam Kassim have crafted a ready-for-prime-time taut, suspenseful drama about memories and guilt decades after the Troubles in Ireland. The cast is anchored by Boston theater pros Barlow Adamson and Maureen Keiller, along with an eager quartet of Boston University acting students. THE HONEY TRAP has universal appeal as it follows the journey of a troubled man. (more...)

RSNA: Screening MRI Benefits Women at Average Risk of Breast Cancer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

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Photo Flash: BYE BYE BIRDIE at The Firehouse Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West - Feb 21, 2017

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USM Department of Theatre Presents THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The USM Department of Theatre and School of Music will present their quadrennial opera, Otto Nicolai's "The Merry Wives of Windsor," on Friday, March 3, through Sunday, March 12 on the Main Stage at Russell Hall in Gorham. (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN, RAGTIME, CHOICES and More Set for DM Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse has the most rootin-tootin', fan-crazed, dreamy, jazzy, gut-wrenching season ever. The theatre's 99th season includes four musicals, plus drama, comedy, and family shows. (more...)

BWW Review: Experiencing War in A PIECE OF MY HEART at The Annie Russell Theatre
by Kirsty Johnson - Feb 20, 2017

          Looking at a somewhat bare, sloped stage, the audience is warned of gunshots, explosions, and other triggering scenes: Clearly, this won't be an evening of light-hearted fun. But rather than scenes of gore and violence, A Piece of My Heart invites audiences to experience the emotions and lives of The Women of the Vietnam War. (more...)

Adura Onashile and Scottish Theatre Producers Present EXPENSIVE SHIT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

This bold four-hander, featuring the music and dance of Fela Kuti's Afrobeat genre, revolves around the life and experiences of Tolu, a toilet attendant, and her relationship to The Women around her. The story moves from Glasgow, where Tolu is working in a toilet for tips, flashing back to the legendary Shrine Club in 90s Lagos, where a younger Tolu dreams of becoming a dancer in the revolutionary band of Fela Kuti. (more...)

Bergen County Players Presents TIME STANDS STILL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Bergen County Players (BCP) continues its 84th season with Time Stands Still, Donald Margulies' riveting drama. The play is directed by veteran director Ray Yucis, with performances now through March 11, 2017 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. (more...)

Pioneers Go East Collective Proudly Presents The World Premiere Of AMERICAN MILL NO. 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Pioneers Go East Collective will present the World Premiere of American Mill No. 2, a new music-theatre and documentary work written and directed by Gian Marco Lo Forte, with music by Kamala Sankaram, and choreography by Maura Nguyen Donohue. The production, which is devised, performed and written by the Pioneers Go East Collective will begin on March 30, 2017, and run through April 9, 2017 at A.R.T./NY Theatres (502 West 53rd Street at 10th Avenue) as a limited engagement. (more...)

Women's Theatre Festival & Sonorous Road to Present THE PRINCESS TALKS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Back by popular demand for one weekend only! The Women's Theatre Festival and Sonorous Road are remounting Actor's Comedy Lab's highly successful production of Nancy Rich's The Princess Talks. (more...)

Des Moines Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse has the most rootin-tootin', fan-crazed, dreamy, jazzy, gut-wrenching season ever. The theatre's 99th season includes four musicals, plus drama, comedy, and family shows. Playhouse season tickets go on sale Mar. 15 online at dmplayhouse.com and at the Playhouse ticket office. (more...)

Margot Lee Shetterly Discusses HIDDEN FIGURES In Advance of Upcoming Lecture
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Margot Lee Shetterly's book, HIDDEN FIGURES, has also been nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards to be presented Sunday, Feb. 26.  The Star Tribune interviewed Shetterly in advance of her sold-out upcoming talk at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute.  (more...)

BWW Women in Theater: Close's Performance a Triumph as March Women's Theater Events Gear Up
by Lauren Yarger - Feb 20, 2017

Women in theater are making headlines and we're gearing up for lots of news as we head into Women's History month in March and International Women's Day on Wednesday, March 8 to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. (more...)

BWW Review: San Diego Opera's FALSTAFF a Moveable Feast
by Erica Miner - Feb 20, 2017

Any audience member would have left completely satiated after the delectable antipasto-to-pasticceria buffet (more...)

BWW Review: Good Things Come In Three's with American Bard's VISIONARY VOICES
by Kristen Morale - Feb 19, 2017

Directed by Aimee Todoroff and Tonya Pinkins and now in performances at the Gloria Maddox Theatre, Visionary Voices begins with Susan Glaspell's Trifles, followed by Marita Bonner's Exit: An Illusion and ending with Glaspell's The People - three wonderful plays that are more engaging and poignant in their single acts than many full length shows ever have the opportunity of being. All three plays take place at or near the start of the twentieth century, craftily combining themes as relevant today as they were then - collaborating with suspenseful plots, troubled characters and questionable motives that, when put together, show just how clever Todoroff and Pinkins are. In both the structure of this show as a whole and the effect it has on the audience, the truth here is that Visionary Voices is more than a statement - it is definitely a production worth your time. (more...)

The Anthropologists Announce Special Concert Reading of Original Play GIVE US BREAD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

The Anthropologists return hot off a successful run of No Man's Land to honor the the centennial of the 1917 Lower East Side food riots with a special Concert Reading of their original 2009 play Give Us Bread on Sunday, March 19 at 2PM at the University Settlement (184 Eldridge Street at the corner of Rivington, New York, NY 10002).  This will also be a Benefit for the company, who will premiere its newest work, This Sinking Island, at the University Settlement in Fall 2017. The venue is accessible. Tickets are $35 ($40 at the door) and include the performance followed by a reception. (more...)

Spotlighters' THE WOMEN Opens Feb 24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

The plot centers on a 1939 group of gossipy high-society women who spend their days at the beauty salon and haunting fashion shows. The sweet, happily wedded Mary Haines finds her marriage in trouble when shop-girl Crystal Allen gets her hooks into Mary's man. Naturally, this situation becomes the hot talk among Mary's catty friends, especially the scandalmonger Sylvia Fowler, who has little room to talk.  But with a bit of guts and daring, Mary snatches her man right back from Crystal's clutches. Snappy, witty dialogue, helps send the humor over the top.   (more...)

Photo Flash: THE NICHOLAS BROTHERS Open Black Ensemble Theatre's Dynamic 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor opens the 2017 Season (The Dance Theater Season) with the world premiere musical My Brother's Keeper-The Story of The Nicholas Brothers, written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Rueben Echoles. My Brother's Keeper (The Story of The Nicholas Brothers) will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, February 11 - March 26, 2017.  The official press opening is Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 3:00pm.  (more...)

Get Ready for 54 Below's All-Female 1776 with an Instagram Preview from Carolee Carmello
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

This Monday, February 20th, President's Day, an all-female cast will present the musical 1776 in concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. Star Carolee Carmello recently posted an Instagram video previewing the exciting evening. (more...)

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