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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: Ensler Premieres IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD at A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - May 24, 2016

At one point during her new one-woman play IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD, based on her highly acclaimed 2013 memoir of the same name, Eve Ensler repeats a phrase over and over to one of her doctors: "You're going to radiate my vagina. Radiate. My vagina. Radiate. My vagina. Radiate. My. Vagina." A pause, and then: "Do you know who I am?" (more...)

DEAR WOMAN OF MY DREAMS is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Author, feminist, academic and politician Lois Kathryn Herr has released a new book in which she gives voice to three generations of women and the struggles and successes that shaped them. An eye-opening portrait of the journey of the modern woman, 'Dear Woman of My Dreams' (published by Xlibris) is real-life fiction, creatively rendered and based on extensive family archive which includes letters, journals, pictures and other memorabilia. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ladies Rule on the Red Carpet for the 7th Annual Lilly Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 24, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, were presented yesterday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). This year's honorees included: Tony Award-winner and 2016 Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller,Kathy Najimy, Genne Murphy, Candis Jones,Rehana Lew Mirza, The Women of Waking the Feminists, Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Kate Whoriskey, and Mia Katigbak. (more...)

Puppet Takeover at 32nd HELEN HAYES AWARDS
by Roger Catlin - May 24, 2016

Constellation Theatre's adult puppet musical Avenue Q swept the 32nd annual Helen Hayes Awards honoring professional theater in Washington, D.C., on Monday with seven awards including outstanding musical. (more...)

Carolyn Evaughn Knowles Shares SOUL TO SOLE
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

'Soul to Sole: The Views From The Shoes' (published by iUniverse) follows the story of three women from different generations and the life experiences that made them into The Women they are today. Author Carolyn Evaughn Knowles translates her mother's oral history into a book about the power of love and the will to live, despite challenges and obstacles that arise. (more...)

Margaret Jo Holcomb Hill Snyder Pens I AM JO, JO AM I
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

By telling her story, Margaret Jo Holcomb Hill Snyder has a better appreciation of her life and the people who play a significant part of it. Starting out as a grief work assignment, Snyder's compelling journey in discovering herself took four years. She finally releases her personal memoir 'I Am Jo, Jo Am I' (published by Xlibris), as she remembers what impacted her life throughout the years. (more...)

Scoop: COUPLED on FOX - Today, May 24, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on COUPLED, airing on FOX on today, May 24, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: Albee Exorcises his Demons in THREE TALL WOMEN at convergence-continuum
by Roy Berko - May 23, 2016

Edward Albee's THREE TALL WOMEN, a version of which is now on stage at convergence-continuum, has quite a pedigree. In 1994 it won Best Play recognition from the Drama Critics Circle and the Outer Critics Circle, the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Opera Theatre of St. Louis delights with 'La boheme'
by Steve Callahan - May 23, 2016

OTSL has opened a delicious 'La boheme'. (more...)

Stage Rights Announces Winner of First Ready to Publish Award
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

?Stage Rights has announced that Laura King is the recipient of the first ever Ready to Publish Award, which will be given annually in partnership with the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC). Laura was selected from five finalists who pitched their scripts at this year's SETC Annual Convention held in Greensboro, North Carolina. (more...)

THE GOLD to Be Presented as Part of 2016 NYMF at The Pearl Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The New York Musical Festival and Laura Yosowitz, Vital Arts Collaborative are pleased to announce THE GOLD, a new musical about one man's fight for love, family and country, with book by Andrea Lepcio and Phil Yosowitz, and music and lyrics by Phil Yosowitz.   (more...)

Nashville Business Journal Names Reba McEntire 2016 Artist of the Year; Jana Kramer Breakout Artist
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Nashville Business Journal has named Reba McEntire as its 2016 Artist of the Year and Jana Kramer as its Breakout Artist for its third-annual Women in Music City Awards. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's 2016-17 Season to Include New Mamet Play, Robert Lopez Musical, Rebecca Hall-Led ANIMAL & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company announced its 2016-17 season today, comprised of six production by award-winning composers and playwrights. (more...)

Emily Maya Mills to Bring Her Comedy to Fort Worth in Amphibian Stage's 2016 Stand-Up Series
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) will present comedienne Emily Maya Mills on Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3 at 8pm.  Ms. Mills will be the third artist in Amphibian's 2016 stand-up series.  (more...)

World Premiere of William McMichael's NIGHT WITCHES Set for Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Thousands of young women went to war on the Eastern Front of WWII. Among the most elite were The Women of Night Bomber Regiment 588. In hushed fearful tones, the Nazis called them 'Nachthexen' (Night Witches) (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWFitnessWorld.com for 5/15/2016 - 5/22/2016
by BWW - May 22, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWFitnessWorld.com from 5/15/2016 - 5/22/2016. (more...)

THE BETA MALE REVOLUTION is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Studies have shown that there are more men and women who are 30 years of age or older who have never been married and have yet to raise any children in today's society than there have ever been at any point in this nation's history. What has led to the drastic decline in marriage proposals among dating singles today? There are a number of factors that both psychologists and sociologists feel have contributed to this trend, but one book author and professional dating coach asserts that most single heterosexual men in today's society are simply not interested in entering into long-term monogamous romantic relationships with women and/or strictly monogamous marriages any longer. In his new book entitled, 'The Beta Male Revolution: Why Many Men Have Totally Lost Interest in Marriage in Today's Society,' Currie discusses that a segment of the male population in society commonly referred to as 'Beta male' types frequently view women in today's society as being too dishonest, too disingenuous, too manipulative and materialistic, and too sexually duplicitous and disloyal to become a man's wife. 'Both men and women do not trust each other any longer,' said Currie, who has been a professional dating coach for men since 2006 and a BDSM and Polyamory lifestyle advisor and consultant for women and couples since 2010. 'Women feel that most men cheat too much, and now men feel the exact same way about most of The Women in society. Men want a woman who is going to be fiercely loyal to him as a wife, and the reality is, most men do not feel like women of this nature even exist anymore,' added Currie, whose most popular book is titled 'Mode One: Let The Women Know What You're REALLY Thinking.' Currie states in his new book that members of both genders suffer from the problem of wanting to 'have their cake and eat it too.' Currie believes many men want a woman who they perceive as a prudish and monogamy-oriented 'good girl' type as their long-term girlfriend or wife, but they want another woman who is kinkier and more promiscuous and/or polyamorous as their mistress or 'on-the-side lover.' Similarly, Currie believes that many women want to marry a friendly, accommodating, and financially generous 'Beta male' type, but they also want a kinky, erotically dominant, sexually satisfying 'Alpha male' type as a discreet lover behind their husband's back. 'Many men do not want to have to choose between the 'good girl' or the 'harlot' ... they would prefer to have one of each in their life. Same with women. Women do not want to be forced to choose between the affable and financially generous 'nice guy' or the kinky and erotically dominant 'bad boy' ... they would much prefer to have one of each in their life. That is just the reality of dating and relationships in today's society,' added Currie, who was born and raised in Gary, Indiana and is an alumnus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Currie's Amazon Kindle eBook is available for pre-order right now, and will be available to read on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. For more details, click here. You can visit Currie's main website for men at http://www.directapproachdating.com and his main website for women and couples at http://www.modeone.net/training/ Currie is available for newspaper interviews, magazine interviews, and radio & television interviews. Publicist: public_relations@modeone.net (more...)

Theater for the New City to Debut Play Inspired by MACBETH, Set in India
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field is presenting THE QUEEN, a new play by Aditya Rawal inspired by Macbeth set in 16th-century India, during the peak of the Mughal era. (more...)

MARX IN SOHO, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Spotlighters Theatre's 55th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

This season holds a wealth of 'theatre magic' for you! A little frightening, and a lot of fun! Spotlighters tackles a variety of genres, and takes our audiences on some dark travels into the world of politics, feuding families and neighbors, gossipy friends, crime, murder and Dungeon & Dragons. (more...)

New Aerial Dance GRACE AND DELIA ARE GONE Comes to Firehouse at Fort Mason Center
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Celebrating its 20th-anniversary season, Flyaway Productions has announced its newest aerial dance, GRACE AND DELIA ARE GONE, a site-specific work created for the Firehouse at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present THE QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field is presenting The Queen, a new play by Aditya Rawal inspired byMacbeth set in the peak of the Mughal era in India hundreds of years ago. (more...)

Sheldon Harnick, Klea Blackhurst & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' 2017 Season at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

92Y announces Lyrics & Lyricists 2017, the 47th season of the country's preeminent American Songbook series. L&L brings together top music directors, lyricists, artists and music historians to present original revues featuring award-winning Broadway and cabaret performers. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: American Ballet Theatre's SYLVIA
by Wesley Doucette - May 19, 2016

A review of ABT's performance of 'Sylvia' at the Met Opera House. (more...)

NBC Sports to Air Live Coverage of Final Stage of 2016 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA, 5/22
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

NBC Sports Group's live coverage of the 2016 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA continues this afternoon at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Stage 5, and culminates with Stage 8 this Sunday at 4 p.m. ET on NBC. (more...)

NBC Sports to Present Expanded Coverage of 2016 FRENCH OPEN
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

NBC Sports Group presents expanded coverage of the 2016 French Open, beginning this Sunday, May 22, at 1 p.m. ET on NBC with the first round. Live coverage culminates with The Women's final on June 4, and the men's final June 5 on NBC. (more...)

BWW Review: DEBORAH ZALL Project Illuminates Archetypes at The Graham Studio
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 19, 2016

I longed to see more. One would love to see the Martha Graham Dance Company commission a new from Ms. Zall. Unlike their usual fare, she clearly understands stagecraft and is able to communicate in the language of their founder. It seems to me that all she needs is the opportunity. Denise Vale, the Graham company's Artistic Associate was in the audience. Perhaps she will communicate what a boon it would be to work with Ms. Zall to her colleagues. (more...)

Park Square to Conclude Season with CALENDAR GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Park Square concludes its 2016-2017 season with the area premiere of Tim Firth's hilarious and heartfelt comedy Calendar Girls. Based on the hit 2003 film, the play explores loss, friendship, and baring it all as a group of women pose in the buff to benefit a local charity. The ensuing media firestorm puts The Women's friendship to the test and reveals the love shared by an extraordinary group of women. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Sets 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

? Sideshow Theatre Company, winner of the League of Chicago Theatres' 2016 Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theatre Award, is pleased to announce its full 10th Anniversary Season, proudly featuring two world premieres and one U.S premiere production. (more...)

ESPN's Coverage of 2016 NCAA Division Softball Championship Begins Today
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

ESPN is the home of the 2016 NCAA Division I Softball Championship presented by Capital One beginning with the Regional round (May 19-22), (more...)

North/South Consonance, Inc Continues Season with Julia Heinen & Richard Kravchak, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

North/South Consonance, Inc continues its 37th consecutive season of free-admission concerts on Tuesday evening June 7. Clarinetist Julia Heinen and oboist Richard Kravchak will join conductor Max Lifchitz and the North/South Chamber Orchestra to perform for the first time in New York recent works by Jose Luis Gomez, Daniel Kessner, Max Lifchitz and Marilyn Ziffrin. Ziffrin is celebrating her 90th birthday this season. The concert will take place at the auditorium of Christ & St Stephen's Church (120 West 69th Street) on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The free-admission event will start at 8 PM and end around 9:30 PM. The auditorium is ADA accessible. No tickets or reservations needed. (more...)

UConn and Texas to Play in 2016 Jimmy V Women's Classic This December
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

The University of Connecticut and the University of Texas will play in the 2016 Jimmy V Women's Classic presented by Corona and hosted by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday, Dec. 4. (more...)

Julie Halston, Paul Reiser & More Set for Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Summer 2016 Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the July, August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. Monday nights at 8 pm. All dates are available online at www.baystreet.org or calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. All comedy performances are suggested for ages 17 and up. Comedy Club is sponsored by Saunders & Associates and The Friars Foundation. Media sponsor is Beach Magazine. (more...)

Sparrow-Folk Coming to The Butterfly Room
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Following multiple 5-star show reviews and sell-out shows at Melbourne, Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals in 2015, this year's season set to be their biggest yet. The award winning comedy duo celebrate what most wouldn't dare to reveal. They 'Thermomix' together a delicious set of hysterical songs divulging the daring and delightful underbelly of suburban life. The deceivingly sweet pair are jaw-droppingly naughty - it's Kath & Kim on citric-acid. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas Jones Sing National Anthem For New York Liberty
by Michael Dale - May 17, 2016

HAMILTON's Schuyler Sisters bring their three part harmonies to Madison Square Garden for the Liberty's home opener. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Justin Matthew Sargent and More in BRAVE NEW WORLD Premiere at NC Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The world premiere of the musical BRAVE NEW WORLD opened this past weekend at North Carolina Stage Company in Asheville, NC. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action, plus photos from the opening festivities! (more...)

Sundance Institute to Launch New 'FilmTwo' Initiative
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Sundance Institute today announced a significant expansion of its signature artist development programs to include targeted support for second-time feature filmmakers, addressing a growing need in the field of independent storytelling, especially for women and filmmakers of color. The new FilmTwo Initiative, led by the Institute's renowned Feature Film Program, with generous support from Founding Partner NBCUniversal, will offer selected directors specialized creative and tactical guidance in navigating the unique challenges of making their second feature films. The Initiative's inaugural Fellows announced today participated in a Screenwriters Intensive in March and continue to receive customized creative and tactical support and participate in select FFP activities. (more...)

NBA & BroadbandTV Launch Groundbreaking Multi-Platform Network: NBA Playmakers
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and BroadbandTV (BBTV), the largest multi-platform network in the world, today announced the launch of NBA Playmakers, a groundbreaking community for video creators focused on basketball and basketball culture. (more...)

Saints Award $125,000 to Chicago Performing Arts Groups for 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Saints, Chicago's Volunteers for the Performing Arts, have announced that it is awarding $125,000 in grants to 28 performing arts groups in the Chicago metropolitan area for 2016. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Walker - Community Outreach and High School Theatre
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Walker - May 17, 2016

In a tight-nit community like that which I am from, the members of the town are all very close. Adults and children alike collaborate during sporting events, stream clean-ups, and fun-runs. This dynamic within the community also means that the members of the town play an important role in our school's drama department. Schools with less money in the theatre budget are often prone to do-it-yourself projects and community outreach, telling a story with minimal financial input. Coming from a small, rural community, myself and my fellow actors are accustomed to assisting in most if not all aspects of the high school drama program. However, we would not be able to create our productions without the help of friends and family. Through experience, I have learned that making a production is often so deeply rooted in the community you have supporting you.  (more...)

Review Roundup: Paula Vogel's INDECENT Opens at Vineyard Theatre
by Review Roundups - May 17, 2016

Vineyard Theatre, in association with La Jolla Playhouse and Yale Repertory Theatre, presents the New York premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman. The play opens tonight, May 17, at The Vineyard. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Andrea Kramer and Alton Harris Release BREAKING THROUGH BIAS
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Bibliomotion is thrilled to announce the launch of BREAKING THROUGH BIAS: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work by Andrea S. Kramer & Alton B. Harris (May 17, 2016). (more...)

ESPN Announces Coverage of 2016 French Tennis Open, Beginning 5/22
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

The second Major of the year – the French Open on the iconic red clay of Roland Garros in Paris – begins Sunday, May 22, and ESPN will be there with extensive coverage (more...)

Lifetime Celebrates 2016 Summer Olympics with New Docuseries GOLD MEDAL FAMILIES
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

The road to the Olympics starts at home, where extraordinary athletes and their families sacrifice everything for their dreams of glory in the new Lifetime docuseries, GOLD MEDAL FAMILIES (more...)

Jennifer Cheh, Vice President of Marketing at NEC Display Solutions, Recognized as One of CRN's 2016 Women of the Channel
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

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ViON Senior VP of Marketing, Elizabeth Anthony, Addresses Future of the Solution Provider Business Model at Women of the Channel West 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

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Jessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy & More Added to 2016 Lilly Awards Honoree List; Lupita Nyong'o, Gloria Steinem & More Will Present
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, have added honorees to the special awards ceremony, including Tony Award-winner and 2016 Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy, Genne Murphy, Candis Jones, Rehana Lew Mirza, and The Women of Waking the Feminists. They join previously announced honorees include Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Kate Whoriskey, and Mia Katigbak. The Lilly Awards will be presented Monday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

Winston Baker Honors Women in Entertainment Finance and Announces New Programming
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

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BWW Review: A Family in Comedic Turmoil Rules the Roost in TABLE MANNERS
by Shari Barrett - May 16, 2016

Sometimes last minute changes of director can raise a struggling play into a masterful team effort showing the brilliant humor meant to be mined from an award-winning script. Such was the case for co-director/actor David Graham when two previous directors had to step aside and he was asked to take over directing TABLE MANNERS at Little Fish two days before the first rehearsal. Along with his co-director Stephanie Coltrin, the perfect casting in all the roles and the skill of knowing just how far to take the characters in this comedy of family manners gone bad makes for two hours of close-up fun for every member of the audience. (more...)

Beverly Bond & More Among Honorees for 2016 Women Who Care Awards to Benefit United Cerebral Palsy of NY
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 15th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of New York City UCP of NYC) was held Monday, May 9th at Cipriani 42nd Street. (more...)

The 11th Annual Amgen Tour of California Cycling Race Features World Champs, Olympic Medalists and More
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ The 11 th annual Amgen Tour of California presented by AEG entered its second decade as America's most prestigious annual cycling event, welcoming an unsurpassed field of professional teams for the race start in San Diego. One of the most important races on the international calendar, the 8-day event attracts some of the brightest cycling stars in the world to the golden state each May. This year's field features 11 World Champions, five Olympic medalists and Rio Olympic hopefuls, with more than 30 countries represented. (more...)

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