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Dunham Books Releases A LITTLE BIT VULNERABLE by Janine Turner
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

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American Repertory Ballet to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Union County PAC's Hamilton Stage, 2/26/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

RAHWAY, NJ - On October 17, 2014 at 8:00pm, American Repertory Ballet will present A Midsummer Night's Dream Preview Performance at Union County PAC's Hamilton Stage. The professional dancers of American Repertory Ballet will perform Act II of Artistic Director and choreographer Douglas Martin's brand new full-length ballet, and Martin will lead a pre- and post-performance discussion about the choreographic process. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NEW CHAMBER BALLET, A Tenth Anniversary Worth Celebrating
by Elizabeth Portnoy - Sep 30, 2014

On Saturday September 21st, the New Chamber Ballet, directed by Miro Magloire, celebrated its 10th anniversary with a five-piece program at the City Center Studios. The New Chamber Ballet features a small, but talented, company that showcases new choreography set to live music. (more...)

The Rep to Continue 48th Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 10/15-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents the comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare and directed by Paul Mason Barnes. This enchanting play will be performed on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University), Webster Groves, October 15-November 9, 2014. (more...)

Programme Set for Mimetic Festival 2014, Running Nov 18-29 at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Mimetic Festival 2014's programme has gone live and a wealth of cutting-edge theatre and cabaret will soon be lighting up the dark tunnels of the Vaults. (more...)

Miniter Group's Julianne Donley Celebrates 6th Year as Member of WBENC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Miniter Group's President and CEO Julianne Donley is celebrating her 6th year as a member of The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled and operated by women in the United States. A WBENC certification provides many benefits including access to mentoring, education, networking and keynotes at WBENC national events. (more...)

Hard Rock Cafe to Kick Off Month-Long PINKTOBER Campaign, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas is uniting fans, musicians and survivors in honor of the brand's 15th annual PINKTOBER campaign! On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, now proclaimed as the official Hard Rock Pinktober Day by the city of Las Vegas, the Strip location will kick off the month long initiative by turning the building pink and hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring PLAYBOY's 2011 Playmate of the Year and star of PIN UP at Stratosphere, Claire Sinclair. The event will benefit American Cancer Society, an organization that invests in breast cancer research to find, prevent, treat and cure the disease as well as providing free information and services to people fighting the disease and helping women get potentially lifesaving breast cancer screening tests. (more...)

Yvonne Strahovski Joins Cast of ABC's THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Yvonne Strahovski has landed a series regular role on ABC's upcoming drama THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB. Her involvement marks a CHUCK reunion for her and series creator Josh Schwartz. (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary PRIVATE VIOLENCE, 10/20
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

On Halloween night 2008, Deanna Walters and her two-year-old daughter, Martina, were herded into her estranged husband Robbie's 18-wheel truck. For the next four and a half days, Deanna endured a horrifying cross-country trip, suffering relentless brutality at his hands. (more...)

Dana Ivey, Cynthia Harris and More Set for TACT's KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE Talk Back Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, the critically-acclaimed company that 'reveals, reclaims and reimagines great plays of literary merit,' and named '2012 Company of the Year' by Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal, has announced a series of post performance discussions to follow select performances of its production of The Killing of Sister George by Frank Marcus. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OZASIA FESTIVAL 2014: TAN DUN - NÜ SHU: THE SECRET SONGS OF WOMEN Took Us into An Unexpected World
by Barry Lenny - Sep 29, 2014

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra was conducted by the composer, Tan Dun, in a new work, Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DREAMGIRLS Hits Some of the Right Notes at Portland Center Stage
by Patrick Brassell - Sep 28, 2014

There's so much plot crammed into the show, and so many songs (many of them performance pieces that have little to do with story or character), that it hurtles by too quickly for us to get to know the people we're watching. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Laura Benanti, and More Lead NJPAC Gala, NOTHIN' LIKE A DAME
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 28, 2014

Tony Award Winners and Nominees took the stage last night at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center's annual Spotlight Gala sponsored by The Women's Association of NJPAC and BroadwayWorld was there to snap photos of the evening! Check them out below! (more...)

BWW Recap: Mum's the Word in RESURRECTION's Season Two Premiere
by Dylan Siegman - Sep 28, 2014

RESURRECTION fans can breath a collective sigh of relief now that the show is finally back! Just kidding, because multiple moments of Season Two's premiere episode entitled 'Revelation' will have you holding your breath. Right from the get go, we can tell the lives of the Arcadians are getting any easier. For those of who haven't watched yet, don't go any further unless you want to read SPOILERS! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/27-9/28/2014
by - Sep 28, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 28, 2014 - Sunday, September 28, 2014. (more...)

Outliers Publishing Announced the Short eBook Featuring Noteworthy Environmental Journalist Sharon Guynup is Now Available on Amazon.com
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

The Outlier Series announced the short e-Book with exclusive interview content from Sharon Guynup, is now available for $0.99 on Amazon. The eBook is the first to be released profiling one of the exceptional women featured in the series' upcoming book, Ingredients of Outliers: Women Game Changers. The title of the first mini e-Book is Ingredients of Outliers: Woman Game Changer Sharon Guynup. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 20-26
by Louisa Brady - Sep 26, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include the 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market, Billy Porter's Off-Broadway show WHILE I YET LIVE, Aretha Franklin's visit to ALADDIN, and more! (more...)

Interview with Ewan McGregor
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Sep 26, 2014

Actor Ewan McGregor, who plays Henry in The Real Thing, speaks with Education Dramaturg Ted Sod about his role in The Real Thing. (more...)

Mine Is Yours Theatre to Present R&J, 11/7-16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

On September 15, 2014, Mine is Yours officially announced their upcoming production of R&J, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, edited and gender-reversed by Hannah Pell, and directed by the bold and brilliant Abby Craden*. (more...)

Review Roundup: Denzel Washington Stars in THE EQUALIZER
by Danielle DeSisto - Sep 26, 2014

Based on the television series of the same name, Denzel Washington stars in the new action thriller THE EQUALIZER. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE, Starring Lillias White, S. Epatha Merkerson & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz, presents the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller. While I Yet Live plays a limited, six-week engagement, now through October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET® project (229 West 42nd Street). Opening night is Sunday, October 12 at 5PM. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

UTOPIA Fans Help Decide Which Utopian is Exiled; Vote Now!
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

During the first four weeks in UTOPIA, the 15 pioneers have been tested beyond their wildest expectations. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Eagle Theatre's THE CIVIL WAR is Glorious
by Pati Buehler - Sep 25, 2014

If the North and the South had witnessed this stunning manifestation of human rights and decency there might not have been a Civil War! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Sets INTIMATE APPAREL Community Events
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will present a community engagement initiative, 'Threads of Time, Fabric of History: 'Intimate Apparel' in Context,' September 27 through November 1. The series of events, many of which are free-of-charge, will run concurrently with the Playhouse's production of Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's play, 'Intimate Apparel,' directed by Mary B. Robinson, a love story confronting race and religion. The play won the American Theatre Critics and New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards for Best Play. (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The incomparable Whoopi Goldberg is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse to share her views on Saturday, October 11, at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

Renee Flemings to Perform Solo Show at Actors Fund Arts Center, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Actress / playwright Renee Flemings tackles William Shakespeare's most powerful female characters in her solo performance 'Women, Power & The Bard' on Saturday, October 11th at The Actors Fund Arts Center at the Schermerhorn (160 Schermerhorn Street) in downtown Brooklyn, NY. (more...)

OLYMPICS ÜBER ALLES Extends Run at St. Luke's Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Franaleo Productions today announced that the Off-Broadway premiere of Samuel J. Bernstein and Marguerite Krupp's Olympics Über Alles would extend its limited engagement through October 29th at St. Luke's Theater (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

FST to Kick Off 2014-15 Cabaret Season with THE PRIMA DONNETTES, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

FST's Winter Cabaret season begins with four singing sirens in Dancing in the Street with The Prima Donnettes. Developed by FST Artistic Director Richard Hopkins and Jim Prosser, it will begin in the John C. Court Cabaret on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. (more...)

The One World Doll Project Announces Financing Relationship With New York Hedge Fund, Blackbridge Capital
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

HOUSTON, TX - The One World Doll Project, a subsidiary of One World Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: OWOO), announced today that it has recently entered into an $800,000 private equity partnership with Blackbridge Capital, a New York hedge fund, and a group of private equity investors that will focus on debt reduction and balance sheet enhancement. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, to Open 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from October 28 - December 7, 2014. Robert Richmond (Richard III and Henry V at Folger) directs the epic portrait of the battle between ambition and honor, conspiracy and loyalty, leading an outstanding ensemble including Anthony Cochrane (Broadway's War Horse and Folger's Henry VIII) as the honorable Marcus Brutus, and Maurice Jones, making his Folger Theatre debut as Caesar's closest ally, Mark Antony. (more...)

RackWare to Present at Interop New York 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - RackWare, the software provider that integrates data center and cloud resources into a scalable and intelligently managed computing environment, today announced plans to participate in two sessions at Interop New York 2014, held Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, 2014. Sash Sunkara, co-founder and chief executive officer, will participate in The Women in Technology Panel and Luncheon and the Startup Hot Seat panel. (more...)

ON THE TOWN Announces Mobile Lottery for $20 Tickets!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

ON THE TOWN and TodayTix, the Broadway ticket app, just announced Broadway's first ever mobile lottery, offering $20 day-of tickets to the iconic musical comedy. The new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN,directed by John Rando (Tony Award® for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') officially opens on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

BWW Reviews: CPH Examines Greed, Ambition and Misguided Principles in THE LITTLE FOXES
by Roy Berko - Sep 22, 2014

Lillian Hellman, author of 'The Little Foxes,' which is now in production at the Cleveland Playhouse, was a rebel with many causes. An independent woman in an era before The Women's rights and liberation movements, she had strong political and societal opinions. Because of her liberal affiliations she was blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee. She was 'a smoker, a drinker, a lover, and a fighter, who took stands against and placed a negative spotlight on greed, ambition and misguided principles.' She was an advocate for the downtrodden. These principles are at the foundation of 'The Little Foxes.' (more...)

UPDATE: Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Delays Previews Until Sept 24 Due to 'Technical Issues'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Primary Stages has announced that the world premiere of While I Yet Live will begin performances on Wednesday, September 24 at 7PM. Producers have decided to delay the start of previews due to technical issues. (more...)

BWW Reviews: World Premiere of TEST PILOT Finds Moments of Flight
by Libby Ryan - Sep 22, 2014

Test Pilot, a world premiere dance opera co-created by Penelope Freeh and Jocelyn Hagen, opened at the O'Shaughnessy Theater in Saint Paul on September 12 as a part of The Women of Substance series at St. Catherine University. (more...)

VIDEO: PETER SOM MADE Fashion Week New York Spring Summer 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Peter Som Spring/Summer 2015 collection was presented at New York Fashion Week 2015. The designer showcased include baggy trousers, pleated dresses, white stand collar dresses and blouses with button closures, nylon coats, deep V-cut MAXI DRESS. The predominant color used for the collection include coral block-printed floral, dark blue, white, chic black and orange. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: CLOSER THAN EVER Opens Door to Directing for Leigh Barrett
by Jan Nargi - Sep 22, 2014

Leigh Barrett, one of Boston's most formidable musical theater talents, makes an impressive professional directorial debut with New Repertory Theatre's CLOSER THAN EVER. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jordan Harrison's MARJORIE PRIME Opens at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime' opened at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, September 21, 2014, at 7 p.m. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play continues through October 19, 2014. Check out a look back at opening night below! (more...)

MAKERS: WOMEN IN COMEDY Airs 9/30 on PBS
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The first film in the new MAKERS series, MAKERS: Women in Comedy, will premiere on Tuesday, September 30 at 9pm ET/PT on PBS. MAKERS: Women in Comedy tracks the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the “dangerous” comedy of '70s sitcoms like Maude to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy club boom and building to today's multifaceted landscape. Today, movies like Bridesmaids break box office records and The Women of Saturday Night Live are often more famous than their male counterparts. Contemporary comics, including Chelsea Handler, Mo'Nique, Sarah Silverman, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch, Kathy Griffin, and the incomparable Joan Rivers talk about where women started in this competitive, male-dominated profession and where they are determined to go. (more...)

Ruby Report Book Launch Reveals Critical Insights on Gender Intelligence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The Ruby Report was launched by the publisher on August 1st, 2014 at the PWN International Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. This release followed the May 6, 2014 Canadian release that was celebrated with a reception attended by 60 people from the local area. During this reception Dawn shared insights she had gained while conducting her research, what drove her to study the organizational side of the glass ceiling issue, and what she believes companies can do to be successful in the future. Video highlight reel of Dawn speaking at the May 6th event can be found at http://www.therubyreport.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Wonderful New Theater Inaugurated In Side-Splitting Style: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's New Home
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Sep 22, 2014

Wow to the theater, a three-tier structure that echoes the layout of Shakespeare's own Globe. Wow to the play, one of Shakespeare's funniest. Wow to the acting, the direction, the staging, the lighting. The audience is assured of over two hours of being in stitches. (more...)

The Raw Beauty Project NYC Teams Up with the Reeve Foundation to Host a Groundbreaking Photography Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

To ignite a global conversation and transform stereotypes, The Raw Beauty Project NYC has partnered with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to showcase an exhibit of photographs featuring twenty women living with various types of disabilities. Proving there is no singular definition of beauty, the photographs will be unveiled at ACA Galleries tonight, September 20 th, with proceeds from the event benefitting the Reeve Foundation. (more...)

OSF's Miriam A. Laube Receives Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) actor Miriam A. Laube has been named a Distinguished Achievement recipient of a Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship. Laube will receive $25,000 as a fellow, while OSF will be awarded a $7,500 support grant. (more...)

Steps Beyond to Present THE WOMEN OF FOSSE, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Steps Beyond announces another of its lively and informative Artists Talks with three 'Broadway Babies' who can rightly be called The Women of Fosse - Diane Laurenson, Dana Moore and Mimi Quillin. Laurenson and Moore have appeared in five Fosse shows between them - Sweet Charity, Chicago, Fosse, Dancin', and Big Deal, and Quillin performed in Sweet Charity and was also assistant to Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. The Broadway veterans will share fascinating stories about the great choreographer, drawn from their personal experiences and highlighted by film clips, followed by a Q&A session and reception. Sunday October 5, 7:30 PM at Steps on Broadway, 4th floor. (more...)

Nike Pays Tribute to Li Na with 'Be the Bird That Sticks Out' Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

On Sept. 19, two-time Grand Slam singles champion Li Na announced her retirement, pulling down the curtains on her 15-year tennis career. Over the years, Li has proven her determination and spirit through breathtaking comebacks in the face of adversity. She captivated millions of people on and off the court and inspired a new generation of young athletes to pick up a tennis racquet. Through winning Grand Slams and reaching as high as No. 2 in The Women's Tennis Association's world rankings, Li helped put Chinese tennis on the map. (more...)

Fall Premiere of OWN's FOR BETTER OR WORSE Delivers 1.2 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

OWN's popular Tyler Perry sitcom “For Better or Worse” returned Wednesday night (9/17/14) with its fall premiere episode at 9 p.m. delivering the series' best performance since it debuted on the network one year ago (more...)

Photo Coverage: ON THE TOWN Company Cuts the Ribbon at the New Lyric Theatre!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 19, 2014

This fall, one of America's classic musical comedies is back on Broadway - On The Town, featuringTony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves. ON THE TOWN, the classic musical comedy love letter to New York City, will return to Broadway this fall in a critically acclaimed production directed by John Rando (Tony Award® for Urinetown) and choreographed byJoshua Bergasse. On The Town will begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially open on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). The cast of ON THE TOWN just reopened the Lyric Theatre with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on this afternoon, September 19th, along with producers Howard and Janet Kagan, in advance of the show's first preview performance tomorrow, September 20th. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below! (more...)

BWW interviews: Director LEE SANKOWICH Discusses LOW HANGING FRUIT
by Don Grigware - Sep 19, 2014

After serving sixteen years as Artistic Director of the Marin Theatre Company, Lee Sankowich resigned in 2006 to return to producing and directing independently. Among the forty five plays he directed at Marin, there were two Estate sanctioned world premieres of previously unproduced Tennessee Williams' plays. His career began with a jump start with his successful productions of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS' NEST which ran for two and a half years in New York, five and a half years in San Francisco, a year and a half in Boston, and in Israel. Since then he has worked in Regional Theatres across the country including Baltimore Center Stage, The Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Rep, Florida Stage, Geva, Jewish Repertory Theatre, City Theatre, Center Rep, San (more...)

Danica & GoDaddy 'Go Pink' to 'Put the Brakes' on Breast Cancer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

As part of GoDaddy's “Put the Brakes on Breast Cancer” campaign, which started last month, names of people impacted by the disease are being placed on Danica's Sprint Cup car for the October 26th Martinsville race. Anyone who donates $10 or more to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) online via GoDaddy.com/Donate by 12 p.m. ET tomorrow can be part of the campaign and honor their loved one. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CIA. UNION TANGUERA
by Holly Kerr - Oct 1, 2014

Traditional tango is married with live music, innovative lighting and contemporary and theatrical dance in an 80 minute (without intermission) show that verifies tango as a viable and contemporary art form. The performers are simply wonderful. (more...)

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