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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.

LADIES IN BLACK Releases Preview Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

???????Tickets to the previews of the critically acclaimed, smash hit and Helpmann-Award winning musical Ladies in Black have just been released. New great seats at $75 each have been released for previews from 3-5 January 2017 and are now available from www.ticketmaster.com.au  or www.sydneyfestival.org.au Produced by Queensland Theatre Company, this swanky new home-grown musical will play a strictly limited three-week season as part of the Sydney Festival before touring the eastern states. (more...)

BWW Interview: Maury Yeston Talks DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Ahead of London Opening
by Liz Cearns - Sep 30, 2016

Maury Yeston, the composer and lyricist best-known for Nine and Titanic, visited the West End a few months before the West End opening of his new musical, Death Takes a Holiday. Based on a film (which was based on a play) this story tells of how Death changed his perspective. He used to not quite understand why everyone he came to collect was quite so aggrieved to die, until he met a particular woman who allowed him to realise quite what makes life worth clinging to. The side effect of Death's occupation being, though, that he can't collect anyone else while he's so distracted - Death the person and death the concept take a break!  Maury was kind enough to discuss his musical background, some of his better-known works and his latest venture for the stage. (more...)

NYTW's NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM to Host Post-Show '...And Justice For All?' Discussion
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM, the first production of the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) 2016/17 Season, will host a post-performance discussion entitled "…And Justice for All?" on Sunday, October 2 following the 7pm performance with leaders from the faith-based, legal, political, social justice, and artistic communities. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 9/30; THE WAR OF THE ROSES in Delaware, OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 30, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Delaware, Cleveland, San Diego and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE WAR OF THE ROSES in Delaware, ALL THE WAY at Cleveland Play House, and OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe,  just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: Mad Cow's All-Female '1776' is Stunningly Moving, Revolutionary Theatre
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 29, 2016

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary to rethink a centuries-entrenched conception, it must be done with ideas audacious and revolutionary enough to forever upset the status quo. That was true in a small, stuffy Philadelphia room in 1776, and it is true now at Orlando's Mad Cow Theatre. While the newest production from the Church Street company might not have the same lasting impact as the creation of the United States, it is undoubtedly one of the best theatrical productions that Central Florida has seen in recent years. (more...)

CafeMedia Acquires AdThrive, Leading Women's Lifestyle Publishing Network
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

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Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin and More Set for October at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This September, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Inez Milholland Finds Her Light at United Solo, in her Solo Play About Iconic Women's Suffragist
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Diverging Elements Theatre Co. is set to present original work, INEZ: The Suffrage Herald, as part of the United Solo Festival, Off-Broadway at Theatre Row, in New York City. (more...)

SINGLE BLACK FEMALE to Open Crossroads Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Single Black Female, Lisa B. Thompson's two-woman comedy exploring the lives of 30-something middle-class African American women in urban America, will open Crossroads Theatre Company's 2016-17 season, Oct. 6-23. (more...)

RIPPER STREET Co-Stars Adam Rothenberg and Lydia Wilson Cast in Sam Shepard's FOOL FOR LOVE at Found111
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

???????Following the critically acclaimed smash hit productions of 'The Dazzle', 'Bug' and 'Unfaithful', Emily Dobbs Productions is excited to present Fool for Love, the thrilling final show at Found111, "London's most fashionable pop-up theatre" - Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard. (more...)

The Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Complete Lineup for Free Daily Talk Series
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the lineup for the fifth edition of free talk series NYFF Live during the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16). HBO® is the presenting sponsor of NYFF Live, which features actors, directors, writers, critics, and other industry insiders participating in daily evening discussions from October 1 – 14 in the Amphitheater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. (more...)

Women's Issues Rank High with Playwright T.D. Mitchell
by Lauren Yarger - Sep 29, 2016

Mitchell's newest play, Queens for a Year, focuses on women in the military and opened the season at Hartford Stage. (more...)

Starry MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Will Return to Ogunquit Playhouse; Hunter Foster to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse will bring back the most popular show in its history, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage October 5 through November 6. (more...)

Ars Nova Extends UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME Through October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

In response to critical acclaim and popular demand, Ars Nova, New York's incubator for boundary-pushing theater, extends the sold-out, New York premiere of Underground Railroad Game to October 29. (more...)

KENTUCKY AND THE GREAT WAR Honors the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Entry into WWI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I. Since our entry on April 6, 1917, many books have been written detailing the war and exploring its effects on the world and nation at large, but no comprehensive history of the war's effects on Kentucky existed. At the outbreak of the war, most citizens had relatively little government interaction in their daily lives. In addition, Kentuckians' unique way of identifying by county did little to promote unity. However, unlike the Civil War, which pitted brother against brother, Kentuckians of all ages, races, both sexes, and every political, economic, and social status were expected to “do their part.” The Kentucky that emerged from the war was markedly different than the state that entered it. (more...)

BWW Review: SASSY MAMAS Seduce at Ensemble Theatre
by Brett Cullum - Sep 28, 2016

A widower, a divorcee, and a 'permanently single' political figure all end up going for younger guys in this hilarious look at what pop culture lovingly calls 'cougars'. It feels familiar, but it also brings something touching and new to the table. (more...)

Seattle Shakespeare Co. Presents A Searing Tragedy of Love - MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

When your love story is built on danger, it can only end badly. Seattle Shakespeare Company will present Medea by Euripides at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center. Kelly Kitchens directs this searing Greek tragedy featuring choreography by Donald Byrd October 18-November 13, 2016. (more...)

'There Will Be a Thousand Years of Peace and Prosperity and They Will Be Ushered in by the Women' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

In 2001, after many years of doing all the major talk shows, radio interviews, speaking engagements and other 'celebrity' events around the world, Dr. Anne Wilson Schaef decided that it was time to pull back and reconnect with what was most important in her life and refocus her life. (more...)

BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING Turns up the Heat on Tour -- but Not the Singing
by Perry Tannenbaum - Sep 27, 2016

Last year, when I passed up my first opportunity to see DIRTY DANCING at Belk Theater, I had this naive idea that it would be a musical adaptation of the 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. With the return of the national tour Charlotte, this time at cavernous Ovens Auditorium, I persisted in my folly long after the curtain rose. Silly me, I overlooked the fine print in my playbill under the florid romance novel italics of the DIRTY DANCING logo: 'the classic story on stage.' (more...)

BWW Review: 'Wouldn't it be Loverly' If All Theatre Was As Enchanting at GLT's MY FAIR LADY?
by Roy Berko - Sep 27, 2016

MY FAIR LADY, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's award winning and universally praised musical, based on George Bernard Shaw's play, PYGMALION, centers on Eliza Doolittle, an uneducated Cockney flower girl who, in an attempt to 'become a proper lady,' takes lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a self-centered egotist. (more...)

Mitch Greenberg, Erika LaVonn and More Set for Premiere Stages' MY LORD, WHAT A NIGHT Benefit Performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Premiere Stages at Kean University will host an exclusive benefit performance of the 2015/2016 Liberty Live Commission, My Lord, What a Night by Deborah Brevoort, at Liberty Hall Museum on Friday, October 14. (more...)

Girl Be Heard to Honor Danai Gurira and Fran Hauser at 2016 GOTTA LOVE GIRLS GALA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Girl Be Heard, the girl-led global movement and theatre collective, will honor Danai Gurira and Fran Hauser with the prestigious Fairy Godmother Award at their Gotta Love Girls Gala in New York City. The award, presented annually to two women for their outstanding work as advocates for girls and women around the world, will be bestowed and celebrated among an evening of music, dancing, and theatre. (more...)

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Kicks Off It's 2016-17 Season with LAUGHING MATTERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas, in association with the ICT MainStage Guild, will celebrate the beginning of the 2016-17 Razzle Dazzle season with a special, one-night-only dinner cabaret, LAUGHING MATTERS, starring Dallas/Fort Worth theatre favorite B.J. Cleveland. The cabaret will take place onstage at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theatre (3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75062) on Friday, October 21. Doors and bar open at 6:00 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. and preshow music by Thomas Lightfoot and his band. The cabaret performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

22nd Annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair Hosts New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer Weiner
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

To launch San Diego's internationally recognized, 22nd Annual, San Diego Jewish Book Fair, a preview event will be held on Thursday, October 20th with #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner, author of soon-to-be-released, 'Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing.' Event will be held at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, in the David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, California 92037. Tickets are $32/$27 (JCC members), which includes a copy Hungry Heart hot off the presses For fifteen years, in twelve works of fiction, Jennifer Weiner has told stories about The Women the world doesn't see: Plus-size women, older women, struggling new mothers, women in search of friendship, women struggling in their marriages, women trying to find a best friend, trying to have a baby, trying to find their place in the world. Her stories have made millions of readers laugh, and cry. Most importantly, her books have made them feel less alone, less invisible. I see you, her stories say. I see you, and I am you. For tickets visit www.sdjbf.org or call the JCC Box Office at 858-362-1348. 22nd Annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair: San Diego's internationally recognized San Diego Jewish Book Fair celebrates its 22nd year with many leading authors in their fields including: Jennifer Weiner, Rich Cohen, Shep Gordon, Samuel M. Katz, Todd Buchholz, Josh Aronson, Dov Waxman, Daniel Oppenheimer, Nina Tassler, Peter Himmelman and Fred Kaplan. This year's lineup strikes a balance of arts and intellect, ideas and imagination, history and humor, and also will include spirited discussions about cyber wars, politics, the economy and the military. A complete list of authors and events can be found at www.sdjbf.org. Book Fair events will run from October 29 through November 6, and are presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center. (more...)

BWW Feature: New Theatre Jacksonville Technical Director Designs Austen
by Michael Lipp - Sep 26, 2016

Jon Jory's adaptation of Jane Austen's PRIDE & PREJUDICE posed significant scenic and lighting design challenges for Theatre Jacksonville's new Technical Director, Tim Watson. 'You've got about 25 locations and you can literally change from one to another on a single line,' Watson explains. 'There's no way you can do full sets for each location, but it's written that way - to be minimal. It's difficult to jump between so many locations and be so fast and so fluid. Jon Jory didn't want black-out scene changes, so it's more of an environment rather than actual locations.' Director Amy Canning agrees and calls the show 'very minimalist, but seriously complex with lots of moving parts and pieces.' (more...)

Tongue in Cheek to Stage RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions (TIC) presents a nine-performance revival of Gina Gionfriddo's comedy Rapture, Blister, Burn from October 26 through November 5, 2016, in midtown NYC.  (more...)

BWW Review: Five Specially Commissioned Works With A Common Theme Come Together With Comic Timing In POWER PLAYS.
by Jade Kops - Sep 24, 2016

Sydney Theatre Company's latest offering shares five new short plays, each sharing a common theme, in a fascinating and fun show POWER PLAYS. (more...)

BWW Interview: SENSE & SENSIBILITY's Alejandra Escalante
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 23, 2016

Playing Dashwood sister Marianne, Alejandra Escalante gives a delightful, no nonsense interview in 6 Questions & a Plug -- just as you'd expect from SENSE & SENSIBILITY. (more...)

BWW Review: SIGNIFICANT OTHER: Wedding Bell Blues
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 23, 2016

SpeakEasy Stage Company is presenting the New England premiere of a new comedy by Joshua Harmon (BAD JEWS) prior to its scheduled Broadway run in February, 2017. Under the insightful direction of Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault, SIGNIFICANT OTHER offers a cornucopia of talented players (Greg Maraio atop the list), pointed humor, and poignant commentary on the universal human condition. (more...)

TORCH, SASS AND SWING Hits Steppenwolf's LookOut Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

??Torch songs, smoky clubs and great music... The 70's in Chicago was a time of amazing people and music for a fresh young face out of Minnesota.  Suzanne Petri, Bobby Schiff, Jim Cox and Robert Breuler share fantastic stories of the great Chicago clubs such as Mr. Kelly's, The London House, Chez Paree and The Happy Medium. (more...)

Amber Tamblyn Set for Season 3 Premiere of WOMEN OF LETTERS at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

WOMEN OF LETTERS is a best-selling literary salon. Each month, New York's best and brightest women come together on stage to celebrate the lost art of letter-writing. The Season 3 premiere will be held on Wednesday, October 5th at 7 p.m. at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St., New York, NY. (more...)

Scoop: NYC-ARTS 10/6 - 10/27
by TV Scoop - Sep 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on NYC-ARTS 10/6 - 10/27 (more...)

TCG Names 2016 Round 4 Recipients of Leadership U[niversity] Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) announces the 2016 Round 4 recipients of the Leadership U[niversity]-One-on-One program. (more...)

Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES to Launch Lillian Hellman Festival at Arena Stage; Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will kick off the company's Lillian Hellman Festival Friday, September 23 with the beginning of previews for The Little Foxes, starring Emmy Award winner Marg Helgenberger (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation). (more...)

Award Recipients Named in Ninth Annual Women Tech Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

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The Royal Players Present BOY HERO: THE STORY OF DAVID O. DODD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

In honor of the 170th anniversary of the birth of David O. Dodd in 1846, the Royal Players of the historic  Royal Theatre in Benton will produce a new fact-based play about Dodd.  (more...)

Syracuse University Department of Drama Presents NINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

From the streets of Venice to the stages of the Syracuse University Department of Drama comes the classic 1982 Broadway musical Nine from September 30 to October 8 in the Archbold Theatre at the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex, 820 E. Genesee St. (more...)

James Grissom and Joanna Gleason to Talk Tennessee Williams Book FOLLIES OF GOD at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Drama Book Shop will welcome author James Grissom for a discussion and signing of his acclaimed book, Follies Of God: Tennessee Williams and The Women of the Fog. (more...)

Sally Field to Host 2016 Women's Media Awards This September
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Women's Media Center is proud to announce our host and honorees for the 2016 Women's Media Awards, to be held on September 29, 2016, at Capitale in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: Art-In-Relation Ups Its Production Ante with THE WILD PARTY
by Shari Barrett - Sep 20, 2016

Art-In-Relation (A.I.R.) is an innovative production company focusing on breathing new life into lesser-known plays and musical theater. I have seen their productions at other locations throughout the city, but unfortunately the facilities and cast talent in past productions has been less than stellar. So I am very pleased to announce A.I.R. has upped its production ante with their latest production staged at the Dorie Theater in the Complex on Theater Row in Hollywood: Andrew Lippa's musical THE WILD PARTY, based on the poem by Joseph Moncure. (more...)

Katherine Susskind Receives Excellence in Athletic Training Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The FWATA Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce the summer quarter winner of the Excellence in Athletic Training Award. Each quarter, the Excellence in Athletic Training Award celebrates District 8 athletic trainers or athletic training student members who display an exceptional commitment to mentoring, professional development or enhancing the quality of health care. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces Assistant Directors for 2016-17 Directors Inclusion Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater has announced the 2016/17 Season Directors Inclusion Initiative Assistant Directors include Kaiser Ahmed (Hand To God), Arianna Soloway (Roz and Ray), Ameenah Kaplan (A Wonder In My Soul), Charlotte Drover (Queen), and Alyssa Vera Ramos (Native Gardens). (more...)

Emmy Winner Martha Byrne to Lead IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN at Queens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Queens Theatre will present the award winning play In the Car with Blossom and Len written by Joni Fritz and directed by Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Broadway's SWING!) at the Queens Theatre's Shulman Theatre located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. (more...)

Polly Ferman to Bring GLAMOURTANGO to Le Poisson Rouge This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Uruguayan pianist/producer Polly Ferman returns with her stunning GlamourTango, an all-female multi-media music and dance show that pays homage to The Women who quietly wrote the pages of Tango from the very beginning. Musicians, vocalist and dancers from Argentina and Uruguay.  (more...)

Bootleg Theater Presents the Second Show of its 2016-2017 Season, THE STAND-IN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the second show of its 2016-2017 season, THE STAND- IN, written by Alicia Adams & Peter Monro and directed by Patrick Murphy. THE STAND- IN will begin previews on Thursday, October 13 at 7pm; will open on Saturday, October 15 at 7pm and run through Saturday, November 5 at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lisa Lampanelli in Stamford
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Sep 20, 2016

From journalist to skewer. (more...)

INCIDENT AT HIDDEN TEMPLE Premiere and Pakistani Play ACQUITTAL Slated for Pan Asian Rep's 40th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Director of Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, announces its 40th Season in 2017, exploring unchartered terrain, with the commissioned World Premiere of INCIDENT AT HIDDEN TEMPLE and the New York Premiere of ACQUITTAL from Pakistan. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Announces New Managing and Producing Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater, a nationally-recognized San Francisco not-for-profit organization specializing in the development and production of experimental plays and re-visioned classics, announced today that Liz Olson has been named its new Managing and Producing Director. Olson is currently the Line Producer and General Manager at Tectonic Theater Project and will assume her full-time duties at Cutting Ball on October 10, 2016. (more...)

EgoPo Classic Theater Announces DELIRIUM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

When a modern Irish playwright meets a Russian classic - all hell breaks loose. On October 28, EgoPo presents the Philadelphia premiere of Theatre O and Enda Walsh's raucous revisioning of The Brothers Karamazov. Through an explosion of light, sound and puppetry, this theatrical outburst of toxic masculinity will grab audiences by the throat. Three brothers are locked in an eternal family struggle with their abusive patriarch culminating in an epic theological battle. Delirium previews October 26-27 and opens Friday, October 28. The show runs three weeks, closing on Sunday, November 13. Tickets start at $25. Performances are at the Latvian Society Theater on 7th and Spring Garden. (more...)

Sonoma State University's Department of Theatre Arts & Dance presents WAITING FOR THE PARADE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Set in Calgary during World War II, five women gather to work for the war effort while men they love are away. The Women discover their own battles as they respond to civilian life during the war. (more...)

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