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Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY)
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Based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts

Set in 1964 in the Deep South during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, strongVIOLET/strong

follows the growth and enlightenment of a bitter young woman

accidentally scarred by her father. In hopes that a TV evangelist can

cure her, she embarks on a journey by bus from her sleepy North

Carolina town to Oklahoma. Along the way, she meets a young black

soldier who teaches her about beauty, love, courage and what it means

to be an outsider. brbrOne of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the ?90s, strongVIOLET/strong

astounded critics and audiences with its powerful story, its energetic,

toe-tapping Gospel, Rock, Country, and Rhythm and Blues score by a href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3343"Jeanine Tesori/a, and its well-crafted book and lyrics by a href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3237"Brian Crawley/a

that are not afraid to deal with important, sensitive issues. Its

simple set and modest cast and orchestra requirements adjust to any

scale production. strongVIOLET /strongfeatures a strong ensemble cast with bravura roles for the two leads.



The Gallery Players Presents Clark Gesner's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Gallery Players announces its "family-friendly" production of Clark Gesner's, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.  Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz, with additional dialogue by Michael Mayer and added music & lyrics by Andrew Lippa, this revised version of the 1967 classic musical brings Gallery's 50th Anniversary Season into the new year. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Shares Two New Promos for 'SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS'
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Neil Patrick Harris stars as Count Olaf in the upcoming Netflix original series LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS. (more...)

BWW Feature: TO THE NINES at Sylvia Beard Theater
by Justin Cole Adams - Jan 7, 2017

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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...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

Review Roundup - Netflix's LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Neil Patrick Harris stars as Count Olaf in the upcoming Netflix original series LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS. The eight-eisode series premieres worldwide on Friday, January 13, 2017 only on Netflix. (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...)

Romance to Take the Stage in Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's Regional Premiere of FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Check please! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens the second half of the season with the hilarious and sassy musical First Date, by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. (more...)

Breaking News: Joshua Henry, Michael Luwoye and Rory O'Malley Will Go 'Non-Stop' in HAMILTON National Tour; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Producer Jeffrey Seller has just announced that two-time Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry, Broadway's Michael Luwoye and Tony Award Nominee Rory O'Malley will lead the National Tour of HAMILTON as Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton and King George III, respectively. (more...)

New York Live Arts Presents Andrea Kleine in MY DINNER WITH ANDREA: THE PIECE FORMERLY KNOWN AS TORTURE PLAYLIST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

New York Live Arts presents the world premiere of choreographer Andrea Kleine's latest dance project, My Dinner with Andrea: the piece formerly known as Torture Playlist, which takes its cue from the 1981 Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory movie, My Dinner With Andre. Commissioned by New York Live Arts and presented through its Live Feed creative residency program, the performances will take place February 9-11, 2017, (more...)

John Cariani, Hannah Elless, Emily Skinner and More Tapped for Transport Group's William Inge Rep; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Transport Group has announced the cast of Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Broadway's Joshua Henry, Michael Luwoye and Rory O'Malley to Lead National Tour of HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Producer Jeffrey Seller is thrilled to announce that two-time Tony Award® nominee JOSHUA HENRY, Broadway's MICHAEL LUWYOYE and Tony Award® Nominee RORY O'MALLEY will lead the National Tour of HAMILTONas Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton and King George III, respectively.  (more...)

Drake, The Chainsmokers Top iHeartRadio Music Award Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Be prepared for another all-star night in music as the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards returns to the historic Forum in Los Angeles on Sunday (March 5). (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Sydney Awards Winners Announced - Hayes Theatre, Sydney Opera House Big Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Sydney winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Freeform to Present FROZEN, MULAN & More Animated Favorites This January
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Grab some hot cocoa and a snuggly blanket while enjoying the warmth alongside your favorite movie buff with Freeform's Funday weekend, a two-day programming event featuring beloved Disney classics, starting SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 and continuing through SUNDAY, JANUARY 22. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Music by Obie Winner Heather Christian, to Launch New Year at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Folger Theatre continues its celebrated 25th anniversary season with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this classic tale filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity features original songs composed by Heather Christian and dances by Alexandra Beller. As You Like It is on stage from January 24 through March 5, 2017. (more...)

BRECHT ON BRECHT to Celebrate the Legendary Dramatist at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Brecht on Brecht, February 4-March 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Disney's CINDERELLA Brightens Weekends at Media Theatre 1/21-2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Disney and fairy tales have become synonymous over the decades due to the animated cinematic treatments given to classics such as 'Cinderella'. Disney's 'Cinderella' may be seen live onstage at The Media Theatre each weekend January 21 through February 19.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this all-star production of Jason Robert Browns' Songs For A New World opens tonight at the Old Town Temecula stage for 4 nights only, January 12-15! (more...)

Epson Introduces SureColor P5000 Professional 17-inch 10-Color Inkjet Printer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

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BWW Interview: Joshua Henry Talks Leaving Chicago's HAMILTON, Upcoming Solo Album & More
by Kevin Pollack - Jan 10, 2017

For Joshua Henry, 2017 seems to be his year, as he says in this EXCLUSIVE interview following his 2 solo shows at Schubas Tavern in Chicago. He was joined by some friends from Chicago's cast of Hamilton including Ari Afsar (Eliza), Chris De'Sean Lee (Lafayette/Jefferson) and Samantha Marie Ware (Peggy/Maria Reynolds) singing backup for him. There were also other cast members in the audience including Tony winner Karen Olivo (Angelica), Jose Ramos (John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton) and some other members of the ensemble cheering their friend on. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Announced for San Diego Musical Theatre's 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) today announced the cast and creative team for the San Diego regional premiere of 9 to 5: The Musical. (more...)

WOOLGATHERERS Set for 2017 FRIGID Festival at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The 2017 FRIGID Festival presents An Asylos production: Woolgatherers, with text by Asylos, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Tom Waits. The show runs February 13th - March 5th, 2017. (more...)

Best of 2016 BWW Rhode Island – Critics' Picks: As Selected by Your Local Reviewers
by Veronica Bruscini - Dec 31, 2016

2016 was a year for imagination and innovation on Rhode Island stages. Here's a look back on some of the productions that stole the spotlight in the Ocean State this season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, Returning to SpeakEasy Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, SpeakEasy Stage will remount its acclaimed production of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS for four additional weeks, December 30, 2016 - January 22, 2017. The entire original cast will return to the production, which has been hailed as 'a powerful and vivid reminder of racial injustice both past and present.' Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

ArtsWest Announces MOTHERS AND SONS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

ArtsWest is pleased to announce MOTHERS AND SONS, the Tony Award-nominated play about a mother's reckoning with the life and legacy of her late son, opening at the ArtWest Playhouse and Gallery on January 19. Performances will runThursday through Sunday until February 11. (more...)

NATURE's 'Snowbound' to Profile Animals Living In Coldest Places On Earth
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

The coldest and snowiest places on earth pose a challenge to anyone visiting such locations as the Arctic Circle or Antarctica, but what about the year-round animal population? (more...)

McCarter to Present Bedlam's HAMLET and SAINT JOAN in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center is starting the New Year with a fresh look at two of literature's most enigmatic and dynamic characters. From January 13 - February 12, the celebrated New York theater company, Bedlam, makes its McCarter Theatre Center debut with their critically- acclaimed stripped down productions of William Shakespeare's Hamlet and George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, in rotating repertory. (more...)

Tony Nominee & HAMILTON Star Joshua Henry to Perform at Schubas Lincoln Hall, 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Joshua Henry, who currently stars in the Chicago company of HAMILTON in the role of Aaron Burr, will be performing at Schubas Lincoln Hall on Monday, January 9th at 7:30 pm (more...)

Kaleigh Rae Gamaché Comes to Skylight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Skylight is delighted to welcome last season's winner of the Lee Dougherty Ross Debut Artist Award, Kaleigh Rae Gamache. Each season the Lee Dougherty Ross Debut Artist Award recognizes an up and coming actor who has made his or her debut at Skylight Music Theatre. (more...)


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Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad Named 2017 Women in the Arts Honoree at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company proudly announces stage director, singer and Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad as the 2017 honoree at the annual Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 12noon at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N Columbus Dr. Ms. Rashad joins Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro for a riveting conversation about her multifaceted career and her role as a leader in the field. (more...)

FORMER BROADWAY KIDS, ALL GROWN UP to Bring Childhood Stars to the Stage at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Former Broadway Kids, All Grown Up on January 17th, 2017, 9:30pm. (more...)

Stages Across the Country Will Take Part in THE SANCTUARY PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

On January 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in each time zone across the country, members of the theater community - from Broadway to regional theaters to high schools and colleges and community theaters - will come together to launch The Sanctuary Project. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 12/13/2016 - 12/20/2016
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Journey Into a World of Imagination and Get to Know Cast of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on Broadway!
by Nora Dominick - Dec 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld gets to know the new Broadway cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with some of our favorite videos from years gone by! Check it out below! (more...)

Listen: Gabriel Violett, Matt Rodin, Stars of SPAMILTON & More Featured on A VERY CHARGING MOOSE CHRISTMAS Album
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Just in time for the holidays comes A Very Charging Moose Christmas from Charging Moose Media, the team that brought you Give My Regards to Broadway: Classic Showtunes Reimagined, The Hunted: Encore, and the upcoming podcast At the Table: A Play Reading Series. (more...)

Bosch, Monet, Michelangelo, And Other American Impressionists Presented In EXHIBITION ON SCREEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Four new feature-length films in the EXHIBITION ON SCREEN series examine the lives, times, passions, practices, and creations of some of the best-knownand most influential artists in the Western canon. The current season offerings examine the Renaissance masters Hieronymus Bosch and Michelangelo and modern luminaries Claude Monet and the American Impressionists. (more...)

Hannah Bos to Bring Spirit of Invention Off-Broadway in THE LIGHT YEARS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE LIGHT YEARS, the world premiere of a new play written by Drama Desk Award winner Hannah Bos (The Open House, Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2) and Obie Award winner Paul Thureen (Jacuzzi, Blood Play, Buddy Cop 2), directed and developed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (Jacuzzi, The Open House, Blood Play), made by The Debate Society. (more...)

New Casting Announced for THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Tickets are on sale now for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC , directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien on January 3-8. This lavish new production will make its Milwaukee premiere January 3-8 at the Marcus Center as part of a North American tour and the Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center series. Tickets are available at the Marcus Center Box Office and can be purchased in person at 929 North Water St, Downtown Milwaukee, by phone at 414-273-7206 or online at MarcusCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com. Groups of 10 or more should call Group Sales at 414-273-7121 x210 or x213. For more information, please visit www.TheSoundOfMusicOnTour.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour Finds Its New 'Maria'; Plus a Peek Inside Rehearsals!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

This lavish new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, announces Charlotte Maltby as Maria Rainer, beginning January 3 in her national tour debut. Charlotte Maltby begins in Milwaukee, WI, then continues to Indianapolis, IN. Scroll down for a peek at Maltby and O'Brien in rehearsal!  (more...)

Charlotte Maltby Cast As New Maria in SOUND OF MUSIC Tour
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 15, 2016

Charlotte Maltby will join the cast as Maria Rainer in the national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, which premieres in Nashville with a one-week, limited engagement February 14-19, 2017, at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ON THE EXHALE's Marin Ireland & Company Meet the Press!
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 14, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present the world premiere of On the Exhale, by Martin Zimmerman (Netflix's Narcos), directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Roundabout's Violet). Celebrated Tony Award nominee and Obie Award-winning actress Marin Ireland (reasons to be pretty) will star in this solo play. (more...)

Kennen Butler, Maggie Randolph to Lead The Barn Stage Company's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this all-star production of Jason Robert Browns' Songs For A New World takes the Old Town Temecula stage for 4 nights only! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of Foothill Music Theatre's Revised SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre will give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2014 revised version of the acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show, this spring, running March 2-19, 2017. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the leading ladies! (more...)

TBS Adds PEOPLE OF EARTH and SEARCH PARTY to Roster of Renewed 2016 Shows
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Turner's TBS ends an impressive and transformative year with renewals of all six of its 2016 scripted comedies. The network today announced 10-episode season 2 renewals of its two most recent critically acclaimed comedies. (more...)

Nellie McKay, Molly Ringwald and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from December 14-25, 2016. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

MOONLIGHT Among Film Comment's 2016 Best-of-Year Lists
by Movies News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Film Comment's annual end-of-year survey was released today with Maren Ade's Toni Erdmann, Barry Jenkins's Moonlight, and Paul Verhoeven's Elle taking the top spots among films released in 2016. (more...)

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