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Strand Theater Presents World Premiere of EXIT PLUTO By Amy Bernstein
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Strand Theater Company proudly presents the Second offering of the Inaugural season in its new home in Hamilton-Lauraville - a World Premiere production of Exit Pluto, by Baltimore playwright, Amy Bernstein. Betty believes that by running her bakery like a fortress constantly under siege, she will stave off what she fears most and understands least: change. But change is a hungry beast, knocking at the door, and not even the fortress can withstand the pounding. (more...)

Unique, Immersive Tennessee Williams Play Set for The Players Club This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

In February, the White Horse Theater Company will present a unique & immersive production of the Tennessee Williams dark comedy A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot at the historic Players Club at Gramercy Park. (more...)

BWW Review: CHINA NATIONAL OPERA & DANCE DRAMA THEATER Offers a Winning Production of Confucius
by Sondra Forsyth - Jan 9, 2017

China Arts and Entertainment Group (CAEG) returned to the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on January 5th, 6th, and 7th 2017 with Confucius, a new dance drama performed by the China National Opera & Dance Drama Theater. The production, directed and choreographed by Kong Dexin who is a 77th-generation direct descendant of Confucius, was a mesmerizing display of dance that was seamlessly infused with expert acrobatics. I expected nothing less after having covered three previous offerings by CAEG over the years. (more...)

FilmRise Releases True Crime Documentary SOUTHWEST OF SALEM on Digital on Demand
by Movies News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

FilmRise today releases the critically-acclaimed true crime documentary, SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: The Story of the San Antonio Four,” on Digital on Demand, DVD and Blu-ray. (more...)

BWW News: A Look at the State of the Theatre in DC with Jane Horwitz, Nelson Pressley and Celia Wren
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 9, 2017

For theatre lovers in our area, we always look forward to what our theatre companies have in store for us in their upcoming seasons. We look to see if there are any trends that stand out to us as audience members. We also see growth in many companies with each new season of shows. Anyone that's been following DC theatre for a while will notice how things have changed in the last twenty or thirty years. One of the biggest examples of this would be the clean up and revitalization of 14th Street, which had direct implications for Studio Theatre and Source. (more...)

Steve Harvey Returns to Apollo Theater for All-New One-Hour SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, 2/1
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Emmy Award-winning personality Steve Harvey returns to host SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, a brand-new one-hour special and reimagining of the classic talent showcase series. (more...)

U.S. Premiere of Caryl Churchill's ESCAPED ALONE Headed to BAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

BAM presents the acclaimed Royal Court Theatre production of Caryl Churchill's Escaped Alone in its US premiere, running February 15-26, 2017. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Award Winning Australian Musical LADIES IN BLACK Puts 1950's Women and Australian Culture In the Spotlight With Class, Comedy and Captivating Music
by Jade Kops - Jan 8, 2017

Capturing the not too distant past of 1950's Sydney, the heart-warming coming of age story of a young, intelligent woman comes to life with fabulous songs and fantastic fashion in LADIES IN BLACK. (more...)

THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT Will Light the Way for the Future at Stages Across the U.S.; Details on This Month's Pledge!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT (previously announced as 'The Sanctuary Project') will bring the theatre community together from coast to coast on January 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in each time zone to light a light and make a pledge. Inspired by the theatrical tradition of keeping a 'ghost light' on in a darkened theater, we create light for the challenging times ahead. (more...)

HOLIDAY INN's Gordon Greenberg to Helm World Premiere of ASSISTED LOVING, Starring Barry Pearl, in Albany
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Dating is hard enough on its own, much less when you have to screen your father's options, too. Bob Morris' hilarious, poignant new play Assisted Loving: Dating with My Dad posits a brave new world that tangles filial piety, romance and the internet in bright, unexpected ways. (more...)

NBC Sports to Present More Than 750 Hours of FIS WORLD CUP SKIING Coverage This Season
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

NBC Sports Group is providing unprecedented FIS WORLD CUP SKIING coverage this season, totaling more than 750 hours of linear and digital coverage spanning alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, nordic combined, freestyle skiing, snowboarding and ski jumping. (more...)

The Dragon Theater to Raise Funds for Planned Parenthood on Inauguration Night with THE TAMING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Bay Area playwright, Lauren Gunderson, one of the most produced playwrights in 2015-2016, has invited artists to stage a reading of her play The Taming on Inauguration Day 2017 for free as a fundraiser. (more...)

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now and French Institute Alliance Française Present SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now festival and The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, present Silent Voices on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday January 15 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall.  (more...)

Laila Ali Launches Podcast On PodcastOne Network
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Known for her undefeated boxing record, along with being a television host, wellness & fitness expert, author, speaker and mom, Laila Ali now adds 'podcast host' to her impressive repertoire, announced PodcastOne Founder and Executive Chairman Norman Pattiz. Ali today launched the Laila Ali Lifestyle podcast on PodcastOne, the nation's largest advertiser-supported podcast network. Fans can join Laila Ali on her journey to holistic greatness, as she balances mind, body and soul, and shares her passion for helping people achieve their personal best in every aspect of life. Lailabelieves facing life's challenges takes confidence, which comes from preparation, and she will prepare listeners for victory through insight and knowledge on fitness, holistic wellness, cooking, relationships, parenting andmore. She will invite guests to appear each week, with new episodes every Thursday on PodcastOne.com, the PodcastOne app and iTunes. (more...)

HURRICANE DIANE, Directed by Leigh Silverman, Will Premiere at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2016/17 Season with Hurricane Diane, a commissioned world-premiere play written by Madeleine George and directed by Leigh Silverman. (more...)

Kent Thompson Resigns as Artistic Director of DCPA Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Denver Center for the Performing Arts' (DCPA) President & CEO Janice Sinden and DCPA Theatre Company Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson jointly announced his resignation to Trustees, staff and subscribers earlier today. (more...)

Borderlands Theater Proudly Presents GUERA: A Daring and Truthful Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Borderlands Theater proudly presents Guera written and performed by Lisandra Tena. International director Rebeca Mayorga directs. Guera runs February 1-12, 2017. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Tours of NELL GWYNN and SILVER LINING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

English Touring Theatre's Artistic Director Richard Twyman today announces full casting for the tours of Jessica Swale's Olivier Award-winning Nell Gwynn and the world premiere of Sandi Toksvig's Silver Lining.  (more...)

Ethiopian Runners Dominate at 2017 C&D Xiamen International Marathon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

XIAMEN, China, Jan. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ The 2017 C&D Xiamen International Marathon, an exclusive event managed by Xiamen SMG Sports Limited, kicked off at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center at 8 am local time on January 2. Twenty-five specially invited athletes and 30,000 runners from 31 countries and regions ran along Huandao Road, one of the world's most aesthetic venues for marathons, in an unprecedented gathering in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Xiamen International Marathon. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Topher Payne Talks GREETINGS FRIEND YOUR KIND ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by Gracie McBride - Jan 4, 2017

Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Atlanta playwright Topher Payne about his new show, Greetings Friend Your Kind Assistance is Required, premiering at Georgia Ensemble Theater on January 5 and running through the 22nd. A fun and quirky guy, Topher was a delight to talk to, and I'm looking forward to seeing what kinds of conversations Greetings Friend Your Kind Assistance is Required will spark. Without further ado, Topher Payne! (more...)

Choreographer Sonya Tayeh and HURRICANE DIANE at TRT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Choreographer Sonya Tayeh is working with Two River Theater on the upcoming production, 'Hurricane Diane.' Written by Madeleine George and directed by Leigh Silverman, the show will be on the Red Bank stage from January 14th to February 12th. (more...)

Chicago Youth Organize Delegation to Attend 1/21 Women's March on Washington
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

As part of a national and statewide movement, The Women's March on Washington - Illinois Youth Chapter will join tens of thousands of people in Washington, D.C. Jan. 21, the day after the presidential inauguration, to stand in solidarity against the hateful rhetoric of this past election cycle.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Faith Leaders, Award-Winning Actors and Activists Challenge Congress to Obstruct Trump
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2017

Today, Humanity for Progress released a new video #StandUpForUS directed by Academy Award nominated and Emmy Award winning director Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?), co-written by Humanity for Progress founder Laura Dawn and produced by Humanity for Progress co-founder Tanya Selvaratnam. The video stars faith leaders, activists, real estate developer Bruce Ratner, and award-winning actors including Sally Field, Jeffrey Wright, Lea DeLaria, Keegan Michael-Key, Rosie Perez, Steve Buscemi, Zoe Kazan and others. (more...)

National Endowment for the Arts Awards American Repertory Theater $50,000 for TRANS SCRIPTS: PART I, THE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, is pleased to announce that it has received an NEA Art Works grant of $50,000 for its production of Trans Scripts, written by Paul Lucas and directed by Jo Bonney. The production begins performances on January 19 and runs through February 5, 2017 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge. (more...)

Event Four Announced for University Women In The Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

The next University Women in the Arts public event has been announced: 'In Conversation' with Suzie de Rohan Willner, CEO of lifestyle brand TOAST, on February 2nd at 6pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Watergate's Deep Throat Sings Again In MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR
by Michael Dale - Jan 15, 2017

While the title MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR may receive befuddled reactions from those not fully familiar with American political scandals, you can't blame bookwriter/composer/lyricist Joshua Rosenblum for not naming his smart, breezy, informative and extremely enjoyable show 'Deep Throat, the musical.' (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Opera Australia's Blended Stories Of CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and PAGLIACCI Presents Two Jilted And Spiteful Lovers With Varying Degrees Of Emotional Engagement.
by Jade Kops - Jan 14, 2017

Rodula Gaitanou directs the revival of Damiano Michieletto's pairing of Pietro Mascagni's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and Ruggero Leoncavallo's PAGLIACCI for Opera Australia with varying results. (more...)

HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for First Half of 2017
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the first half of 2017 (more...)

BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, CRIES FROM SYRIA, and More Among HBO's Documentary Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the first half of 2017, including: Peter Kunhardt's BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, a revealing portrait of the billionaire philanthropist; Evgeny Afineevsky's CRIES FROM SYRIA, a searing look at the five-year conflict in Syria; Irene Taylor Brodsky's chilling BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN, exploring how the dark corners of the Internet can influence society's most impressionable young consumers of the media; and Erin Lee Carr's MOMMY DEAD AND DEAREST, the headline-grabbing story of Dee Dee Blanchard and Gypsy Rose Blanchard, touching on child abuse, mental illness and forbidden love. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Premiere at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present the world premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

NBC Sports to Cover Lindsey Vonn's Return to Competition This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Lindsey Vonn's return to competitive ski racing and men's World Cup skiing from Wengen – the world's longest and fastest downhill course – highlight NBC Sports Group's Olympic winter sports coverage this weekend. (more...)

USTAR'S SSAC Named 2016 Tibbetts Award Winner
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

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Broadway's WAITRESS Among Parity's January 'Qualifying Productions'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Theatre production and advocacy company, Parity Productions, has released its monthly list of Qualifying Productions - their list of New York City shows in which the individual creative teams include 50% women and transgender artists (directors, designers and playwrights). (more...)

Gary Floyd & Denise Lee Kick- Off Third Cabaret Season at Fair Park Women's Building and Second Dallas Cabaret Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Denise Lee Onstage (DLO) in conjunction with Fair Park Dallas is proud to announce the third season lineup for the cabaret series at The Women's Building and Dallas' 2nd Annual Cabaret Festival. The series, entitled "Life Is a Cabaret," officially launches January 24, 2017, with its first show "Together We Can - Love is the Key" featuring Denise Lee and nationally renowned recording artist and long-time Dallas favorite, Gary Lynn Floyd. Floyd also serves as music director. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins to Direct VISIONARY VOICES at American Bard Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

American Bard Theater Company presents Visionary Voices, three poignant, tantalizing plays by two pioneering women playwrights, exploring gender roles, race, and death in America's early twentieth century. (more...)

Margaret Callaway Releases 'An Ever Present Help'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

'An Ever Present Help': a joyous guide to help the reader maintain hope that God will strengthen and comfort His people while meeting their every need. (more...)

Sneak Peek - CNN Commentator Angela Rye Talks Donald Trump and 'Fake News' on THE REAL
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

CNN commentator Angela Rye co-hosts with The Women of The Real and lets loose with her unrestrained opinion on President-Elect Donald Trump's long awaited press conference and his assertion that CNN is “fake news.” (more...)

WAM Theatre to Host Berkshire Event in Solidarity with Women's March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

A local steering committee, including Kristen van Ginhoven, co-founder and Artistic Director of WAM Theatre, and community members Jayne Benjulian, Lynn Festa and Mary Lincoln, are organizing a free local event in solidarity with the January 21 Women's March on Washington. (more...)

The View Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Monday 1/16
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

“The View” remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., MONDAY, JANUARY 16 (11:00 a.m.-12:00p.m. EST). CNN political commentator Van Jones joins the co-hosts at the Hot Topics table to discuss race in America and his town hall, “The Messy Truth,” in which he traveled the country speaking to Americans with a wide range of political views. Then former white supremacist Arno Michaelis joins the co-hosts to share how he became an anti-hate activist. Michaelis is joined by co-founder of Serve2unite.org Pardeep Singh Kaleka, whose father was killed by a member of Michaelis former white supremacist group. Clay Aiken and Sunny Hostin also visit West High School in Iowa City to talk to students about the reported bullying following the election and the student-organized peaceful protests that followed. Students with opposing political views sit down to express their beliefs, differences and fears post-election. (more...)

Adamandeve.com Asks: Have You Ever Used A Sex Toy?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

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John Calipari's Cal Cast features UConn basketball coach Geno Auriemma in advance of historic record attempt
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

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27th Annual DONALD M. EPHRAIM PALM BEACH JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Palm Beach County will live up to its well-earned title as "Florida's Cultural Capital" next week with the opening of another major festival: Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival. (more...)

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now and French Institute Alliance Française Present SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now festival and The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, present Silent Voices on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday January 15 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall.  (more...)

ESPN Announces Coverage of Australian Open Tennis
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Newly minted top-ranked players Angelique Kerber and Andy Murray will lead The Women and men's fields at the Australian Open on ESPN TV and WatchESPN from start to finish beginning Sunday, Jan. 15. (more...)

OBRA Theatre Company Presents GAUDETE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Ted Hughes' original 1977 poetic novel is reimagined in a highly physical take on this rarely performed text, brought to the stage for only the second time since it was written. (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHELOR on ABC - Monday, January 16, 2017
by - Jan 10, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE BACHELOR, airing on ABC on Monday, January 16, 2017! (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Details for the 3rd Annual Women in Theatre Panel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

WaterTower Theatre today announced details for the third annual WOMEN IN THEATRE panel discussion.  The event is presented under the auspices of Women of WaterTower Theatre (WOW!) and it is chaired by Jennifer Martinez.  This is the third panel in the series, having already explored the unique perspective of prominent female directors and actors, 2017 will feature The Designers, and it will be held on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (with a post-lecture reception in the lobby with the artists). The event will be held in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre.  The lecture will be moderated by Dallas arts journalist Lauren Smart, and features Leann Burns, Clare Floyd DeVries, Sylvia Fuhrken Marrs, and Frida Espinosa-Muller. (more...)

Bellevue Little Theatre Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Bellevue Little Theatre, 203 W. Mission Ave., in Bellevue, will present William Shakespeare's comedy  "Much Ado About Nothing"  for three week-ends beginning Friday Feb. 3 and closing Sunday Feb. 19.  The production begins at 7:30 PM Friday and Saturday evenings and 2 PM on Sunday.  (more...)

Palestinian Playwrights to Take the Spotlight at Kennedy Center in Sundance Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

This spring, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will embark on a new collaboration with Sundance Institute to present a series of theater pieces in the Terrace Gallery from Institute alumni artists representing Palestine. (more...)

New Musicals Tapped for 2017 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop; Stephen Schwartz to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The 2017 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop, in partnership with DreamWorks Animation and The Wallis, returns to Beverly Hills on February 1 - 2, 2017. The two-day annual workshop gives select composers and lyricists the opportunity to present songs and excerpts of new original musical works in progress for professional critique. (more...)

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