Information Services Group Announces First-Quarter Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at San Diego Opera, Featuring Kate Aldrich
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

San Diego Opera is proud to continue its tradition of presenting new or rarely performed works when it presents the west coast premiere of Great Scott, the new opera from composer Jake Heggie (Moby-Dick, Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers) and librettist Terrence McNally (Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers, and the plays Mother and Sons, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Fully Monty). They are joined by veteran stage director and former director of San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, Jack O'Brien, who will stage the opera. Great Scott opens on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7 PM for four performances at the San Diego Civic Theatre and is a co-production with The Dallas Opera. The opera received its world premiere in Dallas on October 30, 2015.  BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

THE PEARL FISHERS, THE SNOW QUEEN and More Set for Tulsa Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Tulsa Opera announces a thrilling lineup of four productions for the 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Print Room at the Coronet to Stage UK Premiere of HAIM - IN THE LIGHT OF A VIOLIN
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

With Deathwatch currently running in the theatre and Beckett in London due to open on the 17 May, The Print Room at the Coronet today announces the UK premiere of Haim - In The Light Of A Violin, written and directed by Gerald Garutti, in a new translation by Christopher Hampton. This production marks the return of French writer and director Garutti to the Print Room, after his 2014 production of Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground, starring Harry Lloyd. (more...)

Scandinavian Stage to Present I CALL MY BROTHERS by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Scandinavian Cultural Center has announced its first-ever theatrical performance in partnership with the Center for Arabic Culture: I Call My Brothers, on Wednesday, May 11th at 7:30 pm. The play is written by Swedish-Tunisan playwright and author Jonas Hassen Khemiri and directed by Guy Ben-Aharon, founder of Israeli Stage. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

Theo Ubique Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Theo Ubique's upcoming season, announced today by Artistic Director Fred Anzevino (left), will include four productions of critically acclaimed works that are likely to be new to most Chicago audiences. The season will begin on September 23rd with the Chicago premiere of a 2015 Drama Desk nominee for Outstanding Musical - the off-Broadway hit Fly by Night, to be directed by Anzevino with music direction by Jeremy Ramey (below left). It will be followed in December by the Chicago premiere of Honky Tonk Angels - a book musical by Always... Patsy Cline writer Ted Swindley incorporating some of country music's greatest hits into a story of three women who form a country music singing trio. (more...)

Faction of Fools to Present THE MISER, 6/2-26
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Faction of Fools Theatre Company presents Moliere's THE MISER whipped up with the physical flare of Commedia dell'Arte. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winner Charles Simic declared Special Guest Poet for the 13th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Susan Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, announced that Charles Simic, former United States Poet Laureate (2007-2008) and 1990 Pulitzer Prize winner, will serve as Special Guest Poet at the 13th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, which will be held next January 16-21 at Old School Square in Delray Beach. (more...)

Yintech Reports First Quarter 2016 Unaudited Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

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Photo Coverage: Look Around, Look Around! HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Getting His Sardi's Portrait
by Walter McBride - May 24, 2016

Earlier today, HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda received the ultimate Broadway honor as his portrait was unveiled at the fabled Sardi's. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Sky-mobi Limited Announces First Quarter 2016 Unaudited Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

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BE WITH YOU by Shri Ramakant Maharaj is Now Available in Spanish
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Spanish edition of 'Be With You', ('Estar Contigo - Realidad sin Pensamiento'), a pocket-sized book of Spontaneous Quotations from the Self-Realized Master, Shri Ramakant Maharaj, has just been published. It is available from Amazon in both Kindle and p/b format. http://www.amazon.com/Estar-Contigo-Realidad-Pensamiento-Spanish/dp/0992875668/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1463755951&sr=8-1&keywords=estar+contigo+realidad+sin 'Don't be fooled by the size of this book! The content has enormous import', said the editor, Ann Shaw. 'These teachings have the power to cut through all our comfortable illusory concepts and awaken Reality within us'. Shri Ramakant's Admin Team spoke of this timely translation that will introduce many Spanish-speaking seekers to Maharaj's teachings. 'This Master is as yet unknown to the majority of seekers. He is an authentic, rare, Self-Realized Master who spent nearly 20 years with the legendary Nisargadatta Maharaj. This translation is also important for the Hispanic population, as Maharaj is due to visit the States in September'. 'Be With You' is a unique and forceful book containing authentic and essential, non-dual teachings in a user-friendly format, so that the ego can be hammered continuously as we go about our daily business. These utterances are not only unique, they are pragmatic. They come from Thoughtless Reality, direct from Source, keeping us alert and reminding us of our true identity, so that the attractions of the illusory world are kept at bay', said Ann. 'Estar Contigo' paves the way for the larger book (at 450pp), of Maharaj's teachings, entitled 'EL SER SIN SER: Conversaciones con Shri Ramakant Maharaj' which will be published shortly. This book is the Spanish translation of 'Selfless Self: Talks with Shri Ramakant Maharaj which was published last year to great acclaim. Several respected figures in the know, such as Alan Jacobs, (Ramana Maharshi Foundation), Ricky James, (Watkins Books), and others, have said: 'This book is destined to be a classic'. Translations of 'Be With You' into Portuguese, Dutch, German, Polish, Hebrew and other languages are also in progress. Further information available from admin@ramakantmaharaj.net. (more...)

Baozun Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 Unaudited Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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eFuture Announces First Quarter 2016 Unaudited Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

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500.com Limited Announces Financial Results For the First Quarter of 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

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Thomas Bradshaw, Erika Sheffer & Wallace Shawn Set for The New Group's THE SENSUALITY PARTY Talkbacks
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The New Group has announced additional guests for post-show talkbacks at The Sensuality Party, with playwrights Thomas Bradshaw (Burning, Intimacy) and Erika Sheffer (Russian Transport) joining in the conversation at Brooklyn College following the 7:00pm performances on May 2 and May 3, respectively, and Wallace Shawn (Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Fever, Marie and Bruce) joining at LaGuardia Community College following the 2:30pm performance on May 11. (more...)

BAM Humanities to Present 'MEDEA & PHAEDRA' Performance, Dialogue
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

BAM Humanities presents MEDEA & PHAEDRA: Tragedies of Passion, Betrayal, and Revenge -- an evening of performance and dialogue featuring dramatic readings of scenes from Euripides' Medea and Seneca's Phaedra, followed by discussion about the relevance of these myths to contemporary society. (more...)

BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING - A Lackluster, Disappointing Version of the Iconic Film
by Christina Mancuso - May 18, 2016

Spectacular dancing, heartfelt story, brilliant actors, classic songs.... The iconic film, DIRTY DANCING had all the makings to translate seamlessly onto the stage. However, unfortunately, it failed to deliver on all accounts. Written and conceived by Eleanor Bergstein, who has little to no previous stage experience, DIRTY DANCING is a lackluster and disappointing version of the far superior original. Perhaps it would've been best to leave Baby in the corner. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

The Invisible Dog to Present MINOR CHARACTER, 6/17-25
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Invisible Dog will present MINOR CHARACTER, (June 17-25) by Brooklyn based theater company New Saloon. In this kaleidoscopic adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, a cast of 16 performers collage a century's worth of English Translations - from the flowery 1916 version to Google Translate's profoundly nonsensical rendition - into one sprawling, intimate, quietly disastrous evening that culminates with an entirely new adaptation. (more...)

WRAITHS OF THE BROKEN LAND is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

BOWIE, Md., May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Jennifer Barnes and John Lawson, owners of publishing company Raw Dog Screaming Press, find themselves receiving international attention after news that 20 th Century Fox will make a novel of theirs into a major motion picture. Writer/filmmaker S. Craig Zahler's Wraiths of the Broken Land, published in 2013 by RDSP, will be director Ridley Scott's entry into the western genre. Hoping to recreate its success from The Martian 20 th Century Fox is again pairing Scott with screenwriter Drew Goddard. Producers Simon Kinberg, Michael Schaefer, and Aditya Sood are returning to work on Wraiths, completing The Martian's creative team. This move continues last year's trend of turning to small publishers when planning blockbusters. (more...)

Vipshop Reports Unaudited First Quarter 2016 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

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North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

Bitauto Announces First Quarter 2016 Results
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

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Cutting Ball Theater to Close 17th Season with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater closes its 17th season, dedicated to dreams, with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY. (more...)

NetEase Reports First Quarter 2016 Unaudited Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

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Cast Announced for Frontier Theatre Productions' THE LOVERS OF VIORNE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Today Frontier Theatre Productions announces the full cast for its first production of Marguerite Duras' The Lovers of Viorne in a translation by Barbara Bray, opening on 4 May, with a preview on 3 May, and running until 21 May.  James Roose-Evans directs Charlotte Cornwell (Claire), Kevin Trainor (Interrogator) and Martin Turner (Pierre Lannes). (more...)

22Miles Wins 2016 Best of ISE Digital Signage Software Interface Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice to Honor HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda at 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

John Jay College of Criminal Justice has just announced it will honor Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tony- and Grammy Award-winning composer, lyricist, performer, and 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient, as part of its Educating for Justice Gala on Monday, May 23, 2016. (more...)

Brill Publishers to Launch Reference Work 'Textual History of the Bible'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2016

The Bible is where it all began. Judaism would not be what it is today without the Bible. This foundation of Judaism has been transmitted and translated by both Jews and Christian over three millennia. The Dead Sea Scrolls and other ancient witnesses show that scribes and translators have created manifold texts and Translations. While doing so they wrote and rewrote the texts, inserted their interpretations and occasionally even erred. The so-called 'text of the Bible' has a multitude of ancient Translations. The scholars, students and the interested public that want to be informed about these areas are often at a loss in their search for an appropriate reference work. Until today there was no such comprehensive reference work to study the Bible in its many versions and to understand its complicated textual history. (more...)

Cast Announced for The New Group's THE SENSUALITY PARTY, Coming to New York College Campuses
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The New Group has announced complete casting for The Sensuality Party, a new play by Justin Kuritzkes, presented as part of the company's 2015-2016 season.  (more...)

Two-Time Oscar Winner Dianne Wiest Will Star in Beckett's HAPPY DAYS at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre has announced that two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest will return to Yale Rep in Samuel Beckett's HAPPY DAYS, staged by Artistic Director James Bundy. Jarlath Conroy will join Wiest in the production, which runs April 29-May 21 at Yale Repertory Theatre. Opening Night is set for Thursday, May 5. (more...)

Target Margin Theater to Present Reimagining of THE ICEMAN COMETH at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Target Margin Theater presents The ICEMAN Lab, a radical new reimaging of The Iceman Cometh, with four diverse theater artists each tackling a separate act of the play. This fresh take on O'Neill's classic will give audiences the opportunity to see each act as a separate experiment or all together in a single sitting. The four acts of The ICEMAN Lab will play a varied schedule at the HERE Arts Center (145 6th Avenue) from June 2 through June 25, with special marathon performances on June 11 and June 18. (more...)

Director Sam Mendes to Head 73rd Venice International Film Festival Jury
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

British director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Skyfall, Spectre) will be the president of the International Jury of the Competition at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival (more...)

Haven Theatre Company to Stage U.S. Premiere of THE DISTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Haven Theatre Company announces the United States premiere of Deborah Bruce's THE DISTANCE, directed by Elly Green, at the West Stage within the Raven Theatre Complex, 6157 N. Clark St., May 20 - June 26. (more...)

The New Group's THE SENSUALITY PARTY Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Performances begin tonight for The Sensuality Party, a new play by Justin Kuritzkes, presented by The New Group as part of the company's 2015-2016 season. This New York premiere, directed by Danya Taymor, features Catherine Combs, Jeff Cuttler, Katherine Folk-Sullivan, Jake Horowitz, Layla Khoshnoudi and Rowan Vickers. (more...)

Boston Public Library to Commemorate 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death with Two Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, and Boston Public Library and the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center will honor the Bard's lasting legacy with two exhibitions at the Central Library this fall, as well as programming at library locations citywide. Boston Public Library holds one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Shakespeare in a public institution, including the first four folios of his collected works, 45 early quarto editions of individual plays, and thousands of volumes of early source material, commentaries, Translations, manuscripts, and more. (more...)

BWW Review: Friel's TRANSLATIONS Shines at Villanova Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 23, 2016

Communication is everything. Can the residents of an Irish village translate the words and the meanings of the English soldiers mapping their district? (more...)

Miranda N. Prather Pens ON THE BOARDWALK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

CultureCult Magazine published 'On the Boardwalk,' by Miranda N. Prather, in their Spring 2016 edition. 'On the Boardwalk' is a short piece about a love lost and re-found. All of the action the short piece takes place in the course of a few minutes and moves back through time in nostalgic flashbacks by the unnamed narrator. Miranda N. Prather has been writing since she was a child. She has published numerous poems and short stories as well as the ebook A Mint-ily Ever After Tale and the children's book, Blue Blue Sea Finds His Cape (978-0692568880, 32 pages, 9.95) published by ShooflyView Publications. Blue Blue Sea Finds His Cape tells the life story of a blue-collar racehorse who overcame a devastating illness to survive and inspire thousands around the globe who were facing their own struggles. The book features playful writing and delightful pictures that bring the tale of Blue Blue Sea to life. Blue Blue Sea was no American Pharoah, but he became a hero just the same! CultureCult Magazine publishes poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, drama, Translations and essays/criticisms that speak of one of the myriad aspects of Art, Literature and Culture. They also seek to publish paintings and photography. Jagannath Chakravarti is the publisher of CultureCult and may be reached at: JChakravarti13@gmail.com. Shoo-Fly View Publications (more...)

Dr. John Shufeldt to Publish LEADERSHIP YOU
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Author, Dr. John Shufeldt announces release of LeadershipYOU print and eBook in conjunction with the TEDxASU event, where he will be speaking on April 23, 2016. His talk, titled, 'The Question We Need to Stop Asking Our Children,' will touch on the importance of encouraging young men and women to avoid single-focused career paths, and to broaden their horizons when dreaming up their futures. LeadershipYOU, Dr. Shufeldt's sixth book, is a 10 chapter how-to guide on self-leadership. (more...)

Ellucian Announces Availability of Banner Finance 9.0
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

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French Edition of SELFLESS SELF is Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

The French edition of 'Selfless Self: Talks with Shri Ramakant Maharaj' has just been published. 'Le Soi Sans Rien: Entretiens avec Shri Ramakant Maharaj' follows 'Je Suis'. Alan Jacobs, President of Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK, was the first person to announce: 'Ramakant Maharaj is Nisargadatta Maharaj's successor, and 'Selfless Self', the natural successor to 'I Am That'. This important book from Self-Realized Master, Shri Ramakant, direct disciple of Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj, was first published, in English, in 2015. Watkins Books, London, describes it as a 'companion to I Am That', while others claim that its simple clarity actually unravels 'I Am That'. Ann Shaw, editor of 'Selfless Self', explained: 'When Nisargadatta Maharaj left his body in 1981, he left behind him a massive hole which seemed impossible to fill. But now, no longer! Ramakant Maharaj, is an authentic, Realized Master who conveys the highest spontaneous and direct knowledge with utter simplicity. This is unprecedented'. The Master's teachings are unadulterated, powerful and transformative, as many seekers continue to find out first-hand, either from reading the book and/or visiting him in person. Many who have given feedback say that this book has finally brought them to completion. It has taken them Home. Others have expressed their conviction that they will never need to read another book again. 'Selfless Self' has become my bible', said one reader, and you only need one bible. This is what I have been waiting for. This is IT!'. Jean-Claude Dhainaut, the translator of 'Le Soi Sans Rien', offers an excellent example of the impact the book had on him. He can only use one word to describe his experience, and that word is 'miraculous'. He explains: 'Last year, almost as soon as I had started reading 'Selfless Self', I immediately felt compelled to write down some lines. The power and clarity coming through the Master's words was so immense that I began translating into French, what I thought were the most revolutionary passages. I wrote down everything by hand. 'I had never translated a book before, and certainly not one that was 500 pages in length! It was as if 'Selfless Self' was propelling me forward. The book was completed within eight months. Shri Ramakant describes 'Selfless Self' as a miracle. Well, 'Le Soi Sans Rien' is also truly nothing but a miracle'. 'A Self-Realized Master is essential', says the Master. 'So many people teaching today with only book knowledge, (what he terms 'dry' or 'literal' knowledge), some body experiences, but no knowledge in a 'Real' sense, no Self-Knowledge! How can they guide? This is like the blind leading the blind'. He often says, 'Everyone should be enlightened because when you see through the illusory world, your suffering will come to an end'. His sincere wish is for these teachings to spread across the globe. The publication of 'Le Soi Sans Rien', as well as other Translations in progress, are bringing the Master's wish closer to fruition. 'Le Soi Sans Rien: Entretiens avec Shri Ramakant Maharaj' is available both from Amazon and large bookshops. (more...)

LIGHT OPERA WORKS To Become MUSIC THEATER WORKS, Effective 1/2/2017          
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Light Opera Works unveiled its new name at their spring gala Saturday, April 16, at the Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northfield. (more...)

New York Times Bestselling Author Carla Neggers Inks Deal With MIRA Books
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

TORONTO, April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ MIRA Books today announced the signing of New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Carla Neggers to a seven-figure, six-book deal. (more...)

THE FATHER's Christopher Hampton On Translating French Plays For Broadway
by Michael Dale - Apr 13, 2016

The playwright who helped introduce Yasmina Reza to Broadway now does the same for Florian Zeller. (more...)

BWW Review: Gateway Opera Serves Delicious Small Bites to St. Louis
by Steve Callahan - Apr 12, 2016

Gateway Opera is like a five-star tapas restaurant; it continues to delight its patrons with superbly delicious bite-sized offerings of that succulent dish-opera. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Names New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

San Francisco's cutting-edge Cutting Ball Theater today announced that after a productive year-long sabbatical, which included directing Much Ado About Nothing at the Old Globe Theater as well as Ondine and A Dreamplay at Cutting Ball, co-founder and Artistic Director, Rob Melrose, has decided to officially step down as Artistic Director to continue to focus on his creative work and freelance projects. (more...)

McCarter Theatre to End 2015-16 Season with World Premiere of ALL THE DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

If it's not one thing, it's your mother. McCarter Theatre Center is proud to present the World Premiere of Sharyn Rothstein's ALL THE DAYS, a blend of drama and comedy about the hectic history among eccentric mother, her grown daughter, and extended family. (more...)

CITY STORIES Set for Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of CITY STORIES: Tales of Love and Magic in London, written and directed by James Phillips, with original music composed and performed by Rosabella Gregory, at the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival. (more...)

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