THE VIETNAM WAR


The Vietnam War was a decade of agony that took the lives of more than 58,000 Americans, and that Not since the Civil War have we as a country been so torn apart. In an immersive narrative, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. The Vietnam War features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.

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TV News Legend Bill Small Passed Away at Age 93 TV News Legend Bill Small Passed Away at Age 93
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2020

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today mourns the passing of Bill Small, former CBS News Washington Bureau Chief, NBC News President, United Press International President, and Chairman of the News & Documentary Emmy® Awards from 2000 to 2010. Small died Sunday morning after... (more...)
Memorial Day Musicals: 10 Broadway Shows That Salute the Troops Memorial Day Musicals: 10 Broadway Shows That Salute the Troops
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2020

As we pause today to remember their sacrifice, BroadwayWorld is looking back on stories of past wars, undying patriotism and true courage, which have been the topics of countless films, television series, and of course... theatre. Below we celebrate our armed forces with songs from musicals that  te... (more...)
VIDEO: See Norm Lewis in the Trailer for Spike Lee's DA 5 BLOODS VIDEO: See Norm Lewis in the Trailer for Spike Lee's DA 5 BLOODS
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2020

Netflix has released the first trailer for Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods, starring Norm Lewis, Chadwick Boseman, Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, and Isiah Whitlock, Jr.!... (more...)
BWW Feature: At Home With Dorian Woodruff BWW Feature: At Home With Dorian Woodruff
by Stephen Mosher - May 11, 2020

The reigning king of cabaret elegance talks with Stephen Mosher about style, musicianship, education and jewelry.. a lot of jewelry.... (more...)
Des Moines Spotlight Series: Getting to Know Ankeny Community Theatre with Cheryl Clark Des Moines Spotlight Series: Getting to Know Ankeny Community Theatre with Cheryl Clark
by DC Felton - May 07, 2020

If you have been joining us on Broadwayworld the last few weeks, we have been highlighting artists in different productions that have been postponed or cancelled. This week we are starting a new series that talks with members of the boards of local Des Moines Theatres to see the effects of COVID19. ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Mark Fields of THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE & THE PLAYHOUSE BWW Interview: Mark Fields of THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE & THE PLAYHOUSE
by Greer Firestone - May 04, 2020

Convulsive events happen. Sometimes they turn from considerable to colossal. The implications generally tend to take years to play out and, in worse cases, spiral into unpredictable and unintended consequences.... (more...)
BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST MUSICAL THEATRE CHARACTERS (1940-2020) - from Annie to Elphaba, from Henry Higgins to Alexander Hamilton BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST MUSICAL THEATRE CHARACTERS (1940-2020) - from Annie to Elphaba, from Henry Higgins to Alexander Hamilton
by Peter Nason - April 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best musical theatre characters from 1940-2020; see if your favorites made the cut!... (more...)
Cast Members from CHINA BEACH Share How The Actors Fund Helped Them On STARS IN THE HOUSE Cast Members from CHINA BEACH Share How The Actors Fund Helped Them On STARS IN THE HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily online show, entitled Stars in The House,... (more...)
Elm Street Cultural Arts Village Announces 2020/2021 Theatre Season With SISTER ACT and More Elm Street Cultural Arts Village Announces 2020/2021 Theatre Season With SISTER ACT and More
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2020

August 7th, 2020 kicks off Elm Street Cultural Arts Village's bold new season for 2020 and 2021 - A Season of Character. Associate Artistic Director Siobhan Brumbelow discusses how the productions reflect the season theme: a?oeCharacter is a reflection of who we are, both individually and demonstrat... (more...)
Joel Grey Pens Essay on the Struggle of Life Without Theatre and Looks Ahead to the Great Works that Will Come Joel Grey Pens Essay on the Struggle of Life Without Theatre and Looks Ahead to the Great Works that Will Come
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 2020

Broadway fans everywhere continue to feel a void in the absence of live theatre, and Joel Grey is no exception. The Tony winner has written an opinion piece, featured in the New York Times, in which he admits to his struggle with the today's reality.... (more...)
Rich Orloff's DAYS OF POSSIBILITIES Commemorates The 50th Anniversary Of Kent State Shootings Rich Orloff's DAYS OF POSSIBILITIES Commemorates The 50th Anniversary Of Kent State Shootings
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2020

May 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the shootings at Kent State University, one of the most tragic events in the history of anti-Vietnam War protests, when four unarmed students were killed by the National Guard. To commemorate this occasion, theaters around the country will live-stream locally prod... (more...)
BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST ALBUMS of the Rock and Rap Era (1950-2020) BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST ALBUMS of the Rock and Rap Era (1950-2020)
by Peter Nason - April 16, 2020

The Beatles! Rihanna! Michael Jackson! Johnny Cash! Kanye West! The Rolling Stones! Aretha Franklin! Bob Dylan! Miles Davis! Nirvana! BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest albums from the rock and rap era (1950-2020); see if your favorites made the grade!... (more...)
Vincent Victoria Presents a Virtual Performance of THE DISAPPEARANCE OF EARTHA KITT Vincent Victoria Presents a Virtual Performance of THE DISAPPEARANCE OF EARTHA KITT
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2020

In the spirit of the old adage 'The show must go on!' Vincent Victoria Presents' theater company will be doing a virtual streamlined performance of their recent play 'The Disappearance of Eartha Kitt'' on Friday April 17th at 8pm.... (more...)
Lakeshore Records To Release TUSCALOOSA Original Motion Picture Soundtrack By Joshua Mosley And Matt Hutchinson Lakeshore Records To Release TUSCALOOSA Original Motion Picture Soundtrack By Joshua Mosley And Matt Hutchinson
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2020

Lakeshore Records will release the TUSCALOOSA Original Motion Picture Soundtrack with original music by Joshua Mosley and Matt Hutchinson. The 21-track album is available digitally via all major platforms on April 10.... (more...)
Paul McCartney's 'Hey Jude' Lyrics Sold For $910,000 At Auction Paul McCartney's 'Hey Jude' Lyrics Sold For $910,000 At Auction
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2020

Julien's Auctions, the world record-breaking auction house to the stars, held its marquee Beatlemania auction event of the year, ALL BEATLES, today Friday, April 10 on the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's historic breakup live online at Julienslive.com.... (more...)
Playwrights Horizons Launches Scripted Fiction Podcast SOUNDSTAGE Playwrights Horizons Launches Scripted Fiction Podcast SOUNDSTAGE
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2020

Playwrights Horizons today launched Soundstage, an original anthological series of scripted short fiction works commissioned from a wide range of America's most adventurous playwrights.... (more...)
BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST PLAYS of the Past 100 Years (1920-2020) BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST PLAYS of the Past 100 Years (1920-2020)
by Peter Nason - April 07, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest theatrical works (non-musical) from 1920-2020; see if your favorites made the list!... (more...)
The Lights Of The Royal Alexandra Theatre Will Be Dimmed On April 7th in Honor of Shirley Douglas The Lights Of The Royal Alexandra Theatre Will Be Dimmed On April 7th in Honor of Shirley Douglas
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2020

Shirley Douglas, one of the giants of Canadian theatre, TV and film died on April 5, 2020 from complications due to pneumonia (but not related to Covid-19).... (more...)
Bag&Baggage Announces 2020/21 Season Bag&Baggage Announces 2020/21 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 02, 2020

In the midst of current theatre closures and social distancing efforts, Bag&Baggage Productions, Hillsboro's resident professional theatre, is looking to the future. While B&B's typical theatre season begins in the summer months, the company's plans for the 2020/21 Season are shifting in response to... (more...)
Bag&Baggage Announces 2020-21 Season Bag&Baggage Announces 2020-21 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 02, 2020

Bag&Baggage Productions has announced its 2020-21 season, which will shift its typical summer opening to September, as a result of the health crisis.... (more...)
The Brave New Workshop Proves Laughter Is Contagious, Even From A Distance The Brave New Workshop Proves Laughter Is Contagious, Even From A Distance
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2020

From the Vietnam War, to the 2008 recession, the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre has been finding innovative ways to keep audiences laughing for more than six decades, and the current pandemic is no different!  On March 13th the theatre announced that it would be following state and federal guidel... (more...)
The Wallis Announces Free Live-Streamed Concert by Violinist Johnny Gandelsman The Wallis Announces Free Live-Streamed Concert by Violinist Johnny Gandelsman
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2020

Grammy Award-winning violinist and producer Johnny Gandelsman presents his latest solo project, Bach's Complete Cello Suites on the violin, in a free Facebook Live event from his East Coast home on Thursday, March 31, 2020, 3:00 pm (PST).... (more...)
AMC Greenlights Anthology Series NATIONAL ANTHEM AMC Greenlights Anthology Series NATIONAL ANTHEM
by TV News Desk - March 24, 2020

AMC announced today that it has greenlit National Anthem, an 8-episode anthology series created by writer/director Scott Z. Burns (The Report, Contagion) and executive produced by Oscar® and Emmy® Award-winner Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Rectify, Rain Man, The Natural, Bugsy).  The... (more...)
Evenings@7 Presents 1959 PINK THUNDERBIRD Evenings@7 Presents 1959 PINK THUNDERBIRD
by BWW News Desk - March 18, 2020

It's 1972, two years after Roy Caulder--once the hero of his high school class in Maynard, Texas--has returned from the Vietnam war to find everything he knows changed. About all he has left are memories of his glory days, his adoring younger brother Ray, his wife Elizabeth, and his now-crumbling 19... (more...)
Burning Coal Announces 2020/21 Season Burning Coal Announces 2020/21 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2020

Burning Coal Theatre Company has announced its 2020 - 2021 season. This season will include A Hundred Words for Snow by Tatty Hennessy (October 8 a?" 25, 2020), Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber (December 3 a?" 20, 2020), Fifth of July by Lanford Wilson (January 28 a?" February 14, 2021), and Three Siste... (more...)