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...)

Intercept, Quartz, New York Magazine Take Home 2016 Online Journalism Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

DENVER, CO - Superlative reporting on leaked data, prison reform and undue police force led coverage that garnered top honors for 35 media organizations Saturday night at the 2016 Online Journalism Awards, which ended the Online News Association Conference. (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...)

FST's 2016-17 Winter Cabaret Season Begins
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

FST's 2016-17 Winter Cabaret season begins with the musical revue Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves, highlighting some of the most beloved female solo singers of the last four decades. (more...)

BWW Review: There is Joy in Porchlight's Controversial IN THE HEIGHTS
by Teresa Budasi - Sep 19, 2016

If you aspire to see 'Hamilton' while it's in Chicago but have yet to score tickets, you can get a tease of what Lin-Manuel Miranda has to offer this town by checking out Porchlight Theatre's production of IN THE HEIGHTS. (more...)

PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20. (more...)

BWW Review: EIGHT BY TENN: Alas, a Menagerie
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 17, 2016

Zeitgeist Stage Company presents a collection of short plays by Tennessee Williams. EIGHT BY TENN has the trademark lyrical writing style that makes Williams Williams, but not all characters are equally developed, posing a challenge for the actors. Artistic Director David J. Miller directs an ensemble of three newcomers and five returnees whose performances are uneven. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Hypocrites Presents YOU ON THE MOORS NOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

The Hypocrites is pleased to launch its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of YOU ON THE MOORS NOW, Jaclyn Backhaus's comical mash-up of mythology and 19th century literary heroines, directed by Devon de Mayo. YOU ON THE MOORS NOW will play September 9 - October 30, 2016 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Single tickets and season subscription packages are currently available at www.the-hypocrites.com.  The press opening is Sunday, September 18 at 7 pm. (more...)

Patti Murin, 'Some Like It Pop' Hosts, BWW TV Staff Pick 2016 Emmy Winners
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 17, 2016

Throughout the week, we've been highlighting some of our favorite nominees with theatre backgrounds, and on Sunday, we will have all of the biggest Emmys news and looks back at the ceremony's best moments. Today, we are releasing our official BroadwayWorld predictions. (more...)

Debut of E!'s New Docu-Series ROB & CHYNA Delivers 2.7 Million Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

E!'s new docu-series ROB & CHYNA which follows the lives of Rob Kardashian and his fiancée Blac Chyna, delivered 2.7M Total Viewers, 1.9M Adults 18-49, 1.2M Adults 18-34, 1.4M Women 18-49 and 1.0M Women 18-34 in its series premiere on Sunday, September 11 at 9pm in L3s. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Calls and Stage Door Fun at the Rockin' MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING At T.U. Studios
by Lily Lim - Sep 16, 2016

This production of Shakespeare's popular romantic comedy is enhanced by a rock-and-roll score. Much Ado About Nothing is set in Messina, Sicily. Beatrice, niece of the local governor Leonato, and Benedick, a gentleman and friend of the powerful Prince of Aragon Don Pedro, are seeming adversaries, engaging in much verbal jousting and argument. The antagonistic remarks fool neither the men nor The Women in Don Pedro's court; Beatrice and Benedick are obviously meant for each other, even if their love isn't instantly apparent. Their friends conspire to trick them into confessing their love for each other. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from THE GULF at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2016

Virginia's Tony-Award winning Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of The Gulf by DC playwright Audrey Cefaly. Directed by Signature's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature Theatre's The Flick, Gypsy), The Gulf continues Signature Theatre's commitment to producing regional and local premieres of important new plays. The production stars Maria Rizzo (Signature's Gypsy, West Side Story) and Rachel Zampelli (Signature's The Fix, Dying City), and runs September 13 - November 6 in Signature Theatre's intimate ARK Theatre. Click below to watch highlights from the production! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Maria Rizzo and Rachel Zampelli in THE GULF at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Virginia's Tony-Award winning Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of The Gulf by DC playwright Audrey Cefaly. Directed by Signature's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature Theatre's The Flick, Gypsy), The Gulf continues Signature Theatre's commitment to producing regional and local premieres of important new plays. The production stars Maria Rizzo (Signature's Gypsy, West Side Story) and Rachel Zampelli (Signature's The Fix, Dying City), and runs September 13 - November 6 in Signature Theatre's intimate ARK Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, 6 GUITARS and More Slated for Lott Entertainment Presents' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Lott Entertainment Presents' second season begins with a new home and a slew of new works guaranteed to raise the bar-and some eyebrows-in Houston's performing arts scene. Founders Kathryn Lott and Allison Lott have formed a unique alliance with the Alley Theatre, which allows them to present their entire second season in the Alley's Neuhaus Theatre. (more...)

Moving Image to Screen Complete Kieslowski Retrospective This Fall
by Movies News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Museum of the Moving Image will present the most comprehensive U.S. retrospective of all of the Polish director's features, short films, early documentary work, and a marathon viewing of the Dekalog, from October 7 through November 6, 2016. The series will also include four posthumous works based on Kieslowski's unproduced screenplays. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory Sets Full 2016-17 Season with Residencies, Concerts, Roundtables & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

On the heels of joining Playwrights Horizons Resident Company Program, Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), under the direction of Founding Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack, has announced its first full season of programming since its founding in January 2014. (more...)

Ason Knapp & Chris Waddel to Host NBCSN'S Coverage of RIO 2016 PARALYMPIC GAMES Closing Ceremony
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Jason Knapp and 13-time paralympic medalist and Paralympic Hall of Fame member Chris Waddell will host NBCSN's coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony, being held at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this Sunday night, September 18 at 10:30 p.m. ET. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Presents GOOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

New Repertory Theatre presents Good by C.P. Taylor, co-presented with Boston Center for American Performance, October 8-30, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $30-$59 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Subscription packages that include Good are also available. (more...)

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Presents Martha Redbone and Step Afrika!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will begin its 2016-2017 World Music & Dance Series in Oct. with two special one-night-only performances. Martha Redbone's "Bone Hill: The Concert" will kick off the season on Oct. 8, followed by Step Afrika!'s "The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence" on Oct. 29. Tickets start at $19 and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office. (more...)

Farewell Angelina Welcomes New Member
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Farewell Angelina, a group of powerhouse vocalists, multi-instrumentalists and dynamic songwriters who RollingStone featured in this month's '10 New Country Artists You Need To Know,' have added singer/songwriter/ guitarist Lauren Lucas to the critically acclaimed band. (more...)

Kansas City Ballet 2016-17 Season Kicks Off with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 14, 2016

The 59th season will open with the full- length, light hearted Shakespearian frolic, A Midsummer Night's Dream, choreographed by Bruce Wells with music by Felix Mendelssohn. The production will be accompanied by Kansas City Symphony conducted by Kansas City Ballet Music Director Ramona Pansegrau and runs Oct. 7 through 16 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. This production also will feature The Women of the Kansas City Chorale as well as 35 students from Kansas City Ballet School. (more...)

Women's Voices Take Spotlight in Second Season of Everyman Salon Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Everyman Theatre is excited to announce the return of the Salon Series Women's Voices in the 16/17 Season. Thanks to last season's overwhelming demand and sold-out performances, this year, the informal play reading series will increase from four to six plays and will take place over the entire 16/17 Season. The six plays of The Salon Series complement the Main Stage production and feature the work of female playwrights. These Salon readings will also be directed by The Women of Everyman's Resident Acting Company and hosted by well-known and accomplished women in our area. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pangea's OUT OF AFRICA Raises Over $100,000
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Pangea Network, an international nonprofit dedicated to empowering young individuals with education, hosted its annual 'Out of Africa' celebration this past Saturday, September 10, which raised more than $100,000 in donations enabling the nonprofit to reach its yearly goal. Additionally, creator and star of The Last Man on Earth, former Saturday Night Live actor and Pangea ambassador Will Forte served as emcee throughout the night to a sold out room. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Sneak Peek - WE tv to Premiere New Docu-Series MONEY. POWER. RESPECT. 10/13
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

WE tv introduces a new set of elite, high powered female entertainment attorneys with the premiere of MONEY. POWER. RESPECT on Thursday, October 13th at 10 p.m. ET/ PT. (more...)

Photo Flash: Look Inside the Home of DAUGHTERS OF TROY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Daughters of Troy was granted a week long residency on Governors Island in New York through Barton Booth's MAKE ROOM initiative. The residency featured free presentations of the theatrical work-in-progress along with an exhibition of artwork inspired by The Women of the Trojan War. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents World Premiere of TRIDENT MOON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the world premiere of Trident Moon by multi-award-winning Canadian playwright Anusree Roy in her UK debut runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Monday and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 9 October 2016.  (more...)

Clybourne Park Opens Next Week at Theatre UCF
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

 Theatre UCF opens Clybourne Park Thursday, September 22 in UCF's Black Box theatre. The play, written by Bruce Norris, runs through Sunday, Oct. 2. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Hilarious Comedy BILLY & RAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the second show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, BILLY & RAY, written by Mike Bencivenga and directed by Michael Matthews. "Old Hollywood comes to Laguna Beach in this comedy about the making one of the most iconic films of the 1940s.  I have been wanting director Michael Matthews to direct at the Playhouse for so long and think this is the perfect show for his unique vision.  Our audiences and subscribers are in for a hilarious and wild ride," says Wareham.  BILLY & RAY will begin previews onWednesday, October 5; will open on Sunday, October 9 and will run through Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

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