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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.


Casting Announced for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Casting announced for The Fitzrovia Radio Hour's unique take on Charles Dickens' classic tale at The Vaults, Waterloo. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meghan Jones of RAGTIME at Actors' Repertory Theatre Of Simi
by Cary Ginell - Nov 30, 2016

The musical Ragtime, which plays through this Sunday, December 4, at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, is an important work that weaves actual historical personages into the fabric of its three intersecting stories: an upper-class white family, the African American ragtime pianist Coalhouse Walker Jr., and the Latvian immigrant Tateh. Two of the historical characters in the musical had profound impacts on American political history, which have heightened relevance due to the emotionally charged 2016 election, refocusing attention on matters of race, class, and immigration. This weekend, we interviewed the actors portraying anarchist Emma Goldman and educator/orator Booker T. Washington in the show, which will be featured in advance of this weekend's final performances of this essential work of musical theater. (more...)

The Attic Collective Presents LYSISTRATA at King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

After two decades of war the men are dying and The Women feel powerless to stop it. Lysistrata gathers together women from every state to enact her plan. The men will be denied what they desire the most. To get it back, they must agree to peace. (more...)

Mixed Magic Theatre Presents CHRISTMAS AT CHATTY'S PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

In Ricardo Pitts-Wiley's holiday musical, Chatty's Place had been a legendary Rhode Island night club. (more...)

ABRAHAM'S DAUGHTERS Gets Reprised Staged Reading at Bernie Wohl Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

ABRAHAM'S DAUGHTERS, by Emma Goldman-Sherman, will receive a reprised staged reading as part of the 29th Street Playwrights Collective New Works Series on Monday, December 12, 7pm, at the Bernie Wohl Center. (more...)

The Bushwick Starr Presents [PORTO] by Kate Benson
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to present the world premiere of [PORTO] by Kate Benson and directed by Lee Sunday Evans, their follow-up to the Obie Award-winning A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes. (more...)

The New Theatre Team Presents DUBLINERS WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

This week we are very excited for the opening of our Christmas production, Dubliners Women, an adaptation of Joyce's Dubliners, focusing on The Women's stories - The Boarding House, Clay & Eveline. (more...)

BWW Preview: SANTALAND DIARIES at KC Rep Copaken Stage
by Alan Portner - Nov 28, 2016

Santa's elf speaks out on elf kingdom (more...)

Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival Announces Opening & Closing Movies for 27th Annual Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Ellen Wedner, Director of The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, today announced the opening and closing films of the upcoming 27th annual festival that will present 30 movies from around the world. (more...)

The Next Stage Theatre Festival Celebrates 10 Years this January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Toronto Fringe started the Next Stage Theatre Festival 10 years ago to give indie artists an opportunity to take their work to the next level. We also wanted a way to celebrate the Fringe movement throughout the year - a way to make January the new July. Since 2008, over 75,000 patrons have attended NSTF. $495,000 has been returned to the artists that participated. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE MOTHER LINE STORY Project at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Following sold-out performances at The PIT and Dixon Place, THE MOTHER LINE STORY PROJECT is coming to the Abingdon Theatre Company's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street) for a one-night-only engagement on Friday, December 2 at 7pm. Created and performed by members of The Mother Line Story Project, this evening of unique stories celebrating women is based on an original concept by Eliza Simpson (co-star of Off-Broadway's The Woodsman). Kel Haney is set to direct. (more...)

Print Room at the Coronet Announces its Most Ambitious Season Yet for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Artistic Director Anda Winters today announces Print Room at the Coronet's next season of work in its new, permanent home. (more...)

BWW Review: A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME Cooks Up Frothy Musical Fun
by Michael Dale - Nov 25, 2016

While Debra Barsha and Hollye Levin's A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME isn't the first musical to contrast the accepted female gender roles of the 1950s with the liberated revolution of the 1960s (Off-Broadway's second visit from THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES is still running at the Kirk.) the York's fun and frothy new entry features a dynamite cast and enough tuneful cleverness for a brightly entertaining evening. (more...)

ALWAYS SHINE Opens in NYC This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Two women, both actresses with differing degrees of success, travel north from Los Angeles to Big Sur for a weekend vacation in Always Shine, Sophia Takal's twisty, psychological drama. Both see the trip as an opportunity to reconnect after years of competition and jealousy has driven a wedge between them,but upon arrival to their isolated, forest retreat, the pair discovers that their once intimate friendship has deteriorated into forced conversations, betrayals both real and imagined, petty jealousies, and deep-seated resentment. As The Women allow their feelings to fester, each begins to lose their bearings not only on the true nature of their relationship, but on their own identities. (more...)

BWW Review: GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Brings New Balance to Love & Murder on Tour
by Perry Tannenbaum - Nov 25, 2016

With such a fine set of frontliners behind him, John Rapson may not be a dominant as Jefferson Mays was on Broadway, but the touring show comes off as more balanced, the LOVE and MURDER more equally weighted. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Heartbreaking Adaptation Of The True Story of Mabel Normand and Mack Sennett Plays Out In MACK & MABEL
by Jade Kops - Nov 24, 2016

Trevor Ashley returns to Hayes Theatre, this time to direct Jerry Herman (Music) and Michael Stewart's (Book) a moving MACK & MABEL. (more...)

MCCC Theatre Students to Present THE SECRETARIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The secretarial pool at Cooney Lumber Mill sounds like a dream job for young Patty Johnson - until she discovers the darker side of her office gal pals. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Sets 2016-17 Sloan Project and Youngblood Artists, Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), along with EST's Youngblood and EST's Sloan Project, have announced new EST/Sloan commissions and EST/Youngblood members & programming for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Playwrights Melisa Tien and Megan Cohen Develop New Works at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

New Dramatist playwright Melisa Tien and San Francisco-based Megan Cohen joined The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in residence this month to develop innovative stage works with the Academy's third year NY Company. (more...)

Sue Abu-Hakima, CEO of Amika Mobile Corp. named a WXN 2016 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

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TV Land to Premiere Season 2 of Critically-Acclaimed Comedy TEACHERS, 1/17
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Feeling salty about 2017? Come sit with the cool kids in the cafeteria, where we'll be throwing shade all winter long with two hilarious comedies, beginning Tuesday, January 17th. (more...)

FRACTURED HEARTS AND LURID DETAILS a W'holy, unHoliday Series of Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

 From December 20, 2016 until January 2, 2017 BAD REP will be in residence at IRT in NYC. The collaborative group will present a 'wHoly, unHoliday series of events' which include "Fractured Hearts & Lurid Details", a play written by Pamela Enz and directed by Vera Beren along with several pop-up workshops facilitated by Connie Noyes, visiting cohort from Chicago. The play will run from December 21-23, 27-30 at 8:00pm and December 31 at 6:00pm at IRT Theater 154 Christopher Street, NYC, NY 10014. (more...)

Nutrisystem CEO Dawn Zier Named a 2016 Power Woman by New York Moves Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Nutrisystem (NASDAQ: NTRI), a leading provider of weight management products and services, announced today that Nutrisystem CEO, Dawn Zier, was named a Power Woman by New York Moves Magazine. Moves Power Women are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others and clearing the path for a new generation. Chosen from the broadest spectrum of society, each of the Power Women has achieved the respect of her industry insiders as well as recognition and admiration from the woman in the street. (more...)

A.C.T. Replaces HERE LIES LOVE with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today the cancellation of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love,originally scheduled to close A.C.T.'s 2016-17 season. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the legendary Summer of Love in San Francisco-coinciding with A.C.T.'s 50th anniversary-A.C.T. will now present the critically acclaimed musical, A Night with Janis Joplin.  (more...)

AirCARE1 International has been Certified as a Woman Owned Business by...
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

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Tracy Morgan Among Performers for SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO on FOX
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Don't miss an unforgettable night when comedy icons Tracy Morgan, Mike Epps and Gabriel Iglesias; rappers Doug E. Fresh and Rakim; and classic musical acts Bell Biv DeVoe and En Vogue return home to the Apollo stage on SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO. (more...)

CCRI Players to Present Rhode Island Premiere of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Dramatist Sarah Treem once told an interviewer that for a good play, 'you put people in a room who have very good reasons to be furious at each other and you don't let them leave.' Treem's play When We Were Young and Unafraid receives its Rhode Island premiere when staged by the Community College of Rhode Island Players. (more...)

WAM Theatre Honored as Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

WAM Theatre was honored as the Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation by the National Philanthropy Day Committee of the Western MA Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals at a luncheon on Wednesday, November 16th at The Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA. (more...)

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Releases New Recording, Featuring Kleinhan Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and music is a major part of the celebration. (more...)

Refuge Theatre Project Announces New Leadership and New Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Refuge Theatre Project has announced leadership changes and programming for its third season, according to company co-founder Ross Egan. Christopher Pazdernik, who directed and choreographed the company's breakout production of High Fidelity: The Musical in February 2016 and more recently directed the Chicago premiere of Wicked City by Chad Beguelin and Matthew Sklar for Chicago Theatre Workshop, has been named Artistic Director, a position previously held by Egan. Egan, who founded the company two years ago with Morgan Egan, will move to Executive Director, a new position. Morgan Egan will continue as Managing Director. (more...)

Writers in Performance Annual Showcase at TPAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Writers in Performance is a 12-week writing and performance workshop hosted by BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, culminating in two public presentations.  Throughout the course of the workshop, talented actors, playwrights, poets and storytellers have explored writing exercises, theater games, improvisation, movement techniques, and ensemble work in a safe, creative environment. This season, the theme and title of the Writers in Performance show is "Home." Writers in Performance participants are diverse by design; not only in ethnicity, but by age, and experience as well, mixing professionals with students.  On Friday, December 2 & Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 7:30PM, the troupe will showcase the monologues and short scenes they have been crafting.  We are proud to have members of the BMCC student community in the production (denoted below). Join us to experience this dynamic exchange between the written word and the art of performance!  Tickets are FREE, with a suggested donation of $10, and can be purchased in person at Ticketing Services in the lobby of 199 Chambers St. or by calling 212.220.1460.   (more...)

Parity Productions Launches The Parity Store to Support Women and Transgender Artists
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Parity Productions, the New York City Theatre Company dedicated to the hiring of 50% women and transgender artists (directors, designers and playwrights) on every production as well as active promotion of other theatre companies that do the same, has announced its newest initiative - The Parity Store. (more...)

KT Tunstall to Return to Parr Hall to Showcase New Album
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Brit Award-winning singer KT Tunstall is returning to Parr Hall as part of a 2017 tour to showcase her new album KIN. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Brings Beloved FIDDLER ON THE ROOF To Life
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof, called 'one of the greatest musicals in history' by the New York Daily News and 'Indestructible' by The New Yorker magazine, brings a richly vibrant close to 2016 and a celebratory opening to 2017 in Arizona Theatre Company's epic production as part of ATC's 50th anniversary season. (more...)

Broads' Word Ensemble Launches Indiegogo Campaign with 2017 Season Announcement
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

After three successful productions in two years, Broads' Word Ensemble launches a fundraising campaign alongside their season announcement. (more...)

HARROW'S GATE Hits #18 on Amazon's Hot New Release Bestseller's List for Steampunk
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Indie-author Lawrence BoarerPitchford has been climbing the Amazon charts and has hit #18 on the Amazon's Hot New Release bestseller's list. 'I didn't expect this so soon, but it is a riveting story filled with lots of action and adventure, so what's not to like?' stated the author. When asked about the racier love scenes, he replied, 'Passion and lovemaking? I believe most people rather like that.' (more...)

Business Leader Rosa Santana Inducted into WBE Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: Bette Midler Talks DOLLY, HOCUS POCUS, and More on NBC's TODAY!
by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2016

Rehearsals may not start until January, but Bette Midler is already hard at work preparing for her return to Broadway. 'I'm excited, I'm unnerved, I'm utterly game. I love the character, I know the score, I'm learning the dances,' the icon told NBC Today on Sunday morning. The iconic entertainer, whose career has spanned over five decades sat down with Willie Geist to chat about Midler's recent rerelease of the album that put her on the map, 'The Divine Miss M,' which film performance of hers she loves the most, and what it was like working at the Continental Baths, where she first began to build a following.  (more...)

BWW Review: BROADWAY AT THE GOOD Brings Cheer to the Season
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Dec 3, 2016

Portland's Good Theater performs its annual musical revue, Broadway at the Good Theater this weekend bringing warmth, cheer, and an array of musical treats to mark the holiday season. Conceived, written, and directed by Brian P. Allen, this year's two hours of song and dance was devoted to the musicals of the 1970s. (more...)

Teri Stanton Announces TWO MINUS ONE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

'Two Minus One; Our Abortion Story': a gripping and emotional journey through a young woman's abortion and the emotional turmoil that soon followed. 'Two Minus One; Our Abortion Story' is the creation of published author, Teri Stanton, a Florida based paralegal and a proud woman of God. (more...)

BWW Review: BURIED CHILD, Trafalgar Studios, 1 December 2016
by Marianka Swain - Dec 2, 2016

This revival of Sam Shepard's apocalyptic 1978 play has gained resonance since 2016's most apocalyptic political development - namely, Donald Trump cynically harnessing Midwestern anger and disillusionment. The latter is on display in heightened, American Gothic form in this Pulitzer Prize-winning piece, teeming with tragic mysteries, family skeletons and a (literally) buried past. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY - 12/5 - 12/16 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Dec 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY - 12/5 - 12/16, airing on NBC (more...)

ImprovBoston Welcomes Comedy Producer Kevin Quigley to its Mainstage Spotlight Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Producer of Boston's roving comedic storytelling show, Wild Memory Nation, Kevin Quigley is full of entertaining stories. He'll join the ImprovBoston Mainstage cast on December 15th for memorable storytelling and hilarious improvised scenes. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, December 22, 2016
by - Dec 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, December 22, 2016! (more...)

BWW Preview: FS Young Company Celebrates Win at Utah Festival, Satler Sisters Celebrate Roles in Upcoming COMEDY OF ERRORS
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Dec 2, 2016

Aspiring young performers from across the country challenge Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death (April. 2016) in a national festival this past fall. To do so, First Stage's Young Company, Milwaukee's pre-professional training program for young actors, recently traveled to the Utah Shakespeare Festival with Associate Artistic Director John Maclay and Teaching Artist Marcella Kearns to compete with literally 100's of schools and theaters from across the country on how Shakespeare inspires young audiences. While eleven members competed in the 2016 Young Company, two identical twins, Alex and Sydney Salter both participated in the festival competition and play the twin Dromios in the Company's upcoming Comedy of Errors, As First Stage celebrates 30 years, Young Company begins this 13th season. Maclay comments on the program when he says, '[Young Company] It's about challenging these fantastic young artists with difficult material and working to inspire an ethic of excellence.' (more...)

'Sons of Anarchy's Sutter Returns in New FX Drama Series Pilot MAYANS MC
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

For seven seasons, Kurt Sutter's award-winning Sons of Anarchy was the highest-rated ongoing drama series in FX history. Now, Sutter returns to that world with MAYANS MC, a drama series pilot for FX and the next chapter in the SOA saga, which he co-wrote with producing partner Elgin James. (more...)

Myra Nourmand Rejoins the Exclusive Haute Living Real Estate Network
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

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NBC Names Six New Boardroom Advisors for New Season of THE NEW CELEBRITY APPRENTICE
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Six additional boardroom advisors will join THE NEW CELEBRITY APPRENTICE boss Arnold Schwarzenegger for the new Los Angeles-based season kicking off on Monday, Jan. 2 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC. (more...)

Bode Miller Joins NBC Sports' FIS World Cup Skiing Coverage This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

NBC Sports Group's FIS World Cup skiing coverage this weekend is highlighted by the men's alpine events in Val d'Isere, France, which will feature Bode Miller, the most decorated U.S. Olympic skier in history, as a color commentator on NBC and NBCSN's telecasts. (more...)

BMW Dallas Marathon Announces Pro Relay Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Organizers of the BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and Behringer Relay announced today that the 2016 Pro Relay Challenge will feature five professional runners from the HOKA ONE ONE elite program running alongside marathon relay participants from Dallas' professional sports teams in a friendly competition. (more...)

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