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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.


Links in the Chain... Meet the Cast of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Opening Tonight!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), officially opens tonight, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Below, get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

BWW Review: ANGEL AND ECHOES at 59E59 Theaters is Exceptional Drama
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 24, 2017

An exceptional drama, 'ANGEL & ECHOES' written by Henry Naylor, is now onstage at 59E59 Theaters through May 7th. Performed in one evening, 'ANGEL' is directed by Michael Cabot and 'ECHOES' is directed by Emma Butler. (more...)

Infinite Variety Productions to Present BEYOND THE ETCHINGS at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Infinite Variety Productions will present a special Memorial Day performance of Beyond the Etchings, directed by Jessica Schechter, on Monday, May 29 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) at 8pm. (more...)

Winners of the 2017 London Marathon Announced! - Record-Breaking Numbers, New World Records and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

After a record number of runners crossed the Start Line of the Virgin Money London Marathon, more than 39,400 completed the gruelling 26.2-mile journey from Blackheath to Westminster, making the 37th edition of the race the biggest in its history by 347 runners. (more...)

PUNTS by Sarah Page to Play Theatre503 This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 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...)

BWW Review: JERRY'S GIRLS at The Walnut Street Theater
by Greer Firestone - Apr 24, 2017

The Independence Studio 3 at The Walnut is the ultimate black box, seating perhaps only over 100. It gives the audience a thrilling intimacy with performers. The Walnut, whatever the size of the audience, never relinquishes their high production standards. (more...)

HAMILTON, THE HUMANS, Taylor Mac and More Highlight 2017-18 at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced programming for its 2017-2018 theater season in an event on the famed Opera House stage that showcased performances from a range of work being presented and produced this season. (more...)

Project Y Theatre Company Commissions 9 Plays by Women
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

In an effort to broaden opportunities for women playwrights, Project Y Theatre Company has commissioned nine female playwrights in two separate productions, Great Again, an evening of plays by Crystal Skillman and Chiori Miyagawa, and The Hrosthvitha Project, 7 adaptations of the 10th century female-written play 'Dulcitius' written by playwrights Caridad Svich, Pia Wilson, Julienne Hairston, Michole Biancosino, Lia Romeo, Stacie Lents, and Erin Mallon. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHILANTHROPIST, Trafalgar Studios
by Marianka Swain - Apr 24, 2017

Christopher Hampton's 1969 take on Moliere's The Misanthrope is often played with actors older than their characters, but director Simon Callow has recruited some of TV's bright young things to play the solipsistic academics. It may well attract new audiences to the West End, but this uncomfortable revival is unlikely to capitalise on that influx. (more...)

Ingram New Works Festival Features 5 New Plays in 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 24, 2017

Five new plays - including one by Christopher Durang - will be unveiled in Music City next month, as Nashville Repertory Theatre today announces the lineup for the 2017 Ingram New Works Festival taking place in Nashville May 10 -20. (more...)

Join The Charitable Sisters As They Start Their Good Works In May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

No flood will keep the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood from fulfilling their sworn mission of providing relief to the homeless of Guatemala! The pastor's wife, a mother of nine, the local Yankee, a new-to-town Georgian, and a mysterious stranger all meet in the basement of the Second Trinity Victory Church to sort a monstrously large pile of donated goods while slinging quips and unravelling a mystery. This delightful comedy is a loving tribute to the power of sisterhood. (more...)

INGRAM NEW WORKS FESTIVAL Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Nashville Repertory Theatre announces the lineup for the 2017 Ingram New Works Festival taking place in Nashville from May 10 -20, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DONNER PARTY, A NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL, Premieres at Sacramento Theatre Company
by Courtney Symes - Apr 23, 2017

Growing up in Northern California, it is impossible not to hear about the Donner Party, the group of 87 pioneers who tried to cross the Sierra Nevada mountains in the winter of 1846. Unfortunately, the name has become synonymous with cannibalism. After being trapped in an early winter storm at Truckee (now Donner) Lake, members of the party were forced to eat their dead in order to survive. In the horror that the imagery generates, it is difficult to remember that these were very real, living, breathing people who had dreams of providing a better life for themselves and their families. The Donner Party, A New American Musical, tells the story of 16 of those pioneers. Commissioned by Sacramento Theatre Company and written by Margaret Rose with music by Eric Rockwell, this is the musical's world premiere right here in Sacramento. (more...)

Edinburgh Fringe Sell-Out Tudor Drama Makes Stateside Debut
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Tier 5 Theatre Project presents Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIII a play by James Cougar Canfield performing as a part of Hollywood Fringe Festival (more...)

Gloria Musicae Announces New Name and New Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Gloria Musicae launches its 38th season with more of the innovative, cutting-edge programming that has become the organization's hallmark under the artistic direction of Dr. Joseph Holt. It also has a brand-new name-the Choral Artists of Sarasota. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Wonderfully Whimsical And Entirely Engaging BIG FISH Is Captivating Hearts At Hayes Theatre
by Jade Kops - Apr 22, 2017

The heart wrenchingly beautiful story of a father trying to connect to his son through stories comes to life with simplicity and sensitivity in a sublime production of BIG FISH. (more...)

Burglars of Hamm Announce EASY TARGETS at Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

EASY TARGETS is for every audience member who has sat in the dark at a bad play thinking they now know what prison must be like. It allows the audience to act out the fantasy of punishing their jailers. (more...)

Newtown Arts Company's TITANIC Sets Sail at the Newtown Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

TITANIC the Musical Presented April 20 to 26 Story and Book by Peter Stone, Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston Newtown Arts Company presents TITANIC, the moving musical play depicting the quintessential disaster of the 20th century, April 20 to 26 at Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State Street, Newtown, PA 18940. (more...)

Photo Flash: To the Lifeboats! TITANIC Sails Into Opening in Newtown
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

TITANIC the Musical Presented April 20 to 26 Story and Book by Peter Stone, Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston Newtown Arts Company presents TITANIC, the moving musical play depicting the quintessential disaster of the 20th century, April 20 to 26 at Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State Street, Newtown, PA 18940. (more...)

Nasty Women Unite Fest to Kick Off This Sunday in Astoria
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Nasty Women Unite Fest, a multi-day arts festival focused on intersectional feminism, begins its run with an opening night party at William Hallet in Astoria. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 9 TO 5 at Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Nothing screams comedy like a workplace fantasy sequence. The Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department will take on the stage version of 9 to 5: the Musical, based on the 1980 hit film of the same name, April 21-22 at 7:30pm and April 23 at 2 pm in the Callahan Theatre at the Nazareth College Arts Center. (more...)

TCG to Screen #LegacyLeaders Video of Spiderwoman Theater's Muriel Miguel at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Theatre Communications Group announces a special, one-night-only event to screen the #LegacyLeaders video of Muriel Miguel, founder of Spiderwoman Theater. The event will be hosted by La MaMa ETC- The Downstairs (66 East 4th Street) in New York City, Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at 7:00pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Ballet Hispanico Fuses Latin and Contemporary Dance with a Flare
by Rose Marija - Apr 21, 2017

BWW Review: Ballet Hispanico Fuses Latin and Contemporary Dance with a Flare (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for A PIECE OF MY HEART at ShenanArts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A Piece of My Heart is a powerful ensemble drama based on true stories from The Women who served during the Vietnam War. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department's 9 TO 5
by Stage Tube - Apr 21, 2017

Nothing screams comedy like a workplace fantasy sequence. The Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department will take on the stage version of 9 to 5: the Musical, based on the 1980 hit film of the same name, April 21-22 at 7:30pm and April 23 at 2 pm in the Callahan Theatre at the Nazareth College Arts Center. (more...)

One-Woman Show I'M MINDFUL...OF MY ANXIETY to Premiere at Medicine Show Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A new original one-woman show entitled I'm Mindful...of My Anxiety will premier at the Medicine Show Theatre in New York the first week of May, running May 1 through May 6 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Imelda May's 'Life, Love, Flesh, Blood' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Critically acclaimed Irish singer Imelda May's fifth full-length record, Life, Love, Flesh, Blood, is out today on Decca Records (more...)

Florida Rep Announces Directors and Casts for 2017 PlayLab Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre's 2017 PlayLab Festival of new plays and emerging voices plays in the Historic Arcade and ArtStage Studio Theatres April 27-30. The 2017 Festival features six new play readings, a keynote address and playwrights' panel, and two premieres of plays that were read as part of last year's PlayLab. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 21, 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 WEST SIDE STORY in Philadelphia, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in Los Angeles, and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake City, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

The Dirty Blondes to Stage Ashley Jacobson's HOW TO BE SAFE at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with The Dirty Blondes will present the World Premiere of Ashley J. Jacobson's How to Be Safe, directed by Cezar Williams, June 1-17 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

Michael Shannon-Led SIMPATICO, Christopher Durang Debut and More Set for McCarter in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emily Mann is pleased to announce the lineup for the upcoming 2017-2018 Theater Series. (more...)

Works by Christopher Shinn, Zakiyyah Alexander and More Set for EST's 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre and Radio Drama Network announced today the lineup for the 36th MARATHON OF ONE-ACT PLAYS, the biennial festival series of brand new plays from emerging playwrights. (more...)

Q&A with David Byrne Among Public Programs for Seattle Rep's HERE LIES LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

With great excitement, Seattle Repertory Theatre is set to celebrate the opening of the most anticipated show of the season this week, Here Lies Love, the work of culture and music icons David Byrne (Talking Heads) and Fatboy Slim. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Cady Huffman, Christine Pedi, AJ Shively and More to Lead GTG/Project Shaw Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continues its 12th Season when it presents its 123rd concert presentation with Shaw's two one-act comedies Press Cuttings and Dark Lady of the Sonnets on Monday, May 22 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

Celebration Theatre Present the Third and Final Show in its 2016-2017 Season! CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Celebration Theatre presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff  (based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Anthony Zediker and directed by Michael Matthews.  CABARET will begin previews on Friday, May 26 at 8pm; will open on Friday, June 2 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, July 2 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Fugard Bioscope Announces Line-Up for Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Fugard Bioscope presents screenings of the best of world theatre, opera and ballet productions from companies such as the National Theatre, Royal Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and  Royal Opera House, to be enjoyed from the comfort of a Fugard Theatre seat. (more...)

Acorn TV Co-Producing Final Episodes of BBC One Hit GEORGE GENTLY
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Following several recent Acorn TV Original co-production announcements, Acorn Media Enterprises (AME), the UK-based development division for the Acorn brand of RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE), has partnered with all3media International as the North American co-producer of the final series of the long-running hit British detective drama GEORGE GENTLY (more...)

HAMILTON Helmer Thomas Kail to Direct Upcoming WWII Drama 'Silver Wings'
by Movies News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Tony Award-winning HAMILTON director Thomas Kail will develop to direct the drama that follows the true story of WWII's Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), the first women to ever fly for the US military. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Kwame Kwei-Armah Commission and More Highlight Baltimore Center Stage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Baltimore Center Stage has announced its 2017/18 Mainstage Season, which includes productions that focus on faith, love, family, the state of the nation, revolution, and a to-be-announced world premiere play with music. (more...)

BWW Review: Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman's Thrilling INDECENT Recalls A Case of Broadway Censorship
by Michael Dale - Apr 19, 2017

Passion, as it applies to the need to create and communicate through artistic endeavors, is a word that can be overused. Certainly countless numbers derive immense pleasure from their participation in the arts, and may even feel an uncontrollable need for it. But to continue on despite the risk of losing your freedom, or even being killed for it... that is a display of passion. (more...)

F*It Club to Present Seven Short Plays in THE SPRING FLING: REBOUND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Rebound, seven new short plays by Ngozi Anyanwu (Good Grief), Lucy Boyle (The Blue Deep), Liza Birkenmeier (Radio Island), Ryan King (Burying Augustus), Dan Moyer (Half Moon Bay), Matthew Paul Olmos (So Go The Ghosts of Mexico), and Leah Nanako Winkler (Kentucky). (more...)

Book Launch Event and Signing with Steven Werlin Announcd For New Book TO FOOL THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Steven Werlin first began traveling to Haiti in 1996 to learn from literacy programs abroad as a professor at Shimer College in Chicago. In 2005, he settled in Kaglo, a small village in the mountains above Port-au-Prince. Since 2010, he has been working for Chemen Lavi Miyo, or CLM, Fonkoze's program for the extreme poor. He currently acts as CLM's communications and learning officer. (more...)

Theatre in Historic Places: FEFU AND HER FRIENDS in Aline Barnsdall's Hollyhock House
by Ellen Dostal - Apr 18, 2017

Nearly a hundred years after Aline Barnsdall first envisioned an artist colony on Olive Hill in the middle of Hollywood, the public will have a rare opportunity to experience her dream come to life. Beginning May 6th, Hollyhock House, in partnership with Circle X Theatre Co. and J.U.S.T. Toys Productions, presents the Maria Irene Fornes play FEFU AND HER FRIENDS staged as an immersive theatrical event inside Hollyhock House. It is a first for this historical beauty and an exciting project that unites the past and present in more ways than one.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Chelsey Robichaud - The Types of People You Meet in the Audience
by Chelsey Robichaud - Apr 18, 2017

When you've been to many shows, you have MANY stories to tell! Not just of the amazing or 'goodish' show you saw, but interactions with audience members. In no particular order, here are my experiences! I feel that you can relate to most! (more...)

BWW Review: THE WOMEN OF PADILLA at TRT is an Extraordinary and Affecting Play
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 18, 2017

'The Women of Padilla,' an extraordinary show, is now being performed at Two River ater (TRT) through April 30th. Written Tony Meneses with direction by Ken Rus Schmoll, the show features an all-female cast that brings the play's characters to life on the Red Bank Stage. (more...)

ESPNU All Access Shows Debuts College Lacrosse This Wednesday
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

ESPNU All Access will debut two shows Wednesday, April 19—All-Access: UNC Lacrosse (6 p.m. ET), followed by All Access: Duke Lacrosse (6:30 p.m.)—on ESPNU. (more...)

Civic Ensemble to Present Woman-Centered Performance SHE PERSISTS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Civic Ensemble, in collaboration with The Lehman Alternative Community School, presents She Persists, a devised performance using personal narratives from women-identified members of the Ithaca community. (more...)

Recording Artist Deborah Cox to Serve as Women's Choice Award Show Special Correspondent
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Women'S CHOICE AWARD SHOW announced today that GRAMMY nominated recording artist and Broadway star Deborah Cox will serve as The Women's Choice Award Show Special Correspondent. (more...)

Ducdame Ensemble Celebrates Shakespeare's Birthday in SHAKESPEARE SINGS!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Ducdame Ensemble adds classical musicians and TV personalities to their SHAKESPEARE SINGS Concert on Sunday April 23rd. Founding Members Tedra Millan (PRESENT LAUGHTER, THE WOLVES) and Sam Gilroy (Showtime's BILLIONS) will co-host the celebration commemorating Shakespeare's birthday. Ethan Paulini directs, and Nissa Kahle provides the Music Direction. The event serves as a fundraiser for Ducdame Ensemble.  (more...)

TJ Martell Foundation Announces 5th Annual Women of Influence Awards NYC; Susan Lucci to be Honored
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia,  Cancer and AIDS  research has announced its 2017 Women of Influence Awards which will be held Friday, May 12, 2017 at The Plaza Hotel, Grand Ballroom located at 768 5thAvenue in New York.  The reception will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a luncheon and awards to follow from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The awards celebration will honor six outstanding women who have achieved tremendous goals in business and inspire other women around the globe to live their dreams while balancing work, family, home and health. (more...)

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