Scoop: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER Continues Its 17th Season June 14, Exclusively On HBOScoop: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER Continues Its 17th Season June 14, Exclusively On HBO
by TV Scoop - Jun 12, 2019

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 17th season FRIDAY, JUNE 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at 12:20 a.m., exclusively on HBO. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists and interviews with guests. Rev. Rob Schenck, president, Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute, is the top-of-show interview guest. Columnist George Will is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are actor Martin Short, former NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer and editor Bari Weiss. (more...)

The Howard Thurman Story on WORLD 2/8 and Public Television in FebruaryThe Howard Thurman Story on WORLD 2/8 and Public Television in February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story explores the extraordinary life and legacy of one of the most important religious figures of the 20th century. Born the grandson of slaves, Howard Thurman became the “spiritual foundation” for the Civil Rights Movement, inspiring many of its leaders — including his close friend Martin Luther King, Jr. Featured in the film are a host of scholars, theologians, and Civil Rights pioneers including Congressman John Lewis, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Vernon Jordan, and more. Written and directed by Martin Doblmeier, the creator of dozens of award-winning films on faith, Backs Against the Wall premieres on the WORLD Channel today, February 8, 2019, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings), and on public television stations throughout the month of February. (more...)

The Howard Thurman Story on WORLD 2/8 and Public Television in FebruaryThe Howard Thurman Story on WORLD 2/8 and Public Television in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story explores the extraordinary life and legacy of one of the most important religious figures of the 20th century. Born the grandson of slaves, Howard Thurman became the “spiritual foundation” for the Civil Rights Movement, inspiring many of its leaders — including his close friend Martin Luther King, Jr. Featured in the film are a host of scholars, theologians, and Civil Rights pioneers including Congressman John Lewis, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Vernon Jordan, and more. Written and directed by Martin Doblmeier, the creator of dozens of award-winning films on faith, Backs Against the Wall premieres on the WORLD Channel on Friday, February 8, 2019, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings), and on public television stations throughout the month of February. (more...)

Four Original Works In The Fertile Ground Series Premiere At Lakewood Theatre CompanyFour Original Works In The Fertile Ground Series Premiere At Lakewood Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2019

Come to Lakewood Theatre Company to see brand new theatre works premiered through the Fertile Ground Festival in January 23 February 3, 2019. This year Lakewood will premiere four new works. Fertile Ground, a Portland-wide festival that involves local theatres, artists, and playwrights, aspires to increase the appreciation for Portland's lush creative culture, the artists and projects spawned right here in our native soil. Fertile Ground is put on by the Portland Area Theatre Alliance, a nonprofit volunteer organization in collaboration with local nonprofit theatres. (more...)

Reading Of A New Musical BONHOEFFER THE MUSICAL Comes to The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Theatre CenterReading Of A New Musical BONHOEFFER THE MUSICAL Comes to The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

The new musical BONHOEFFER THE MUSICAL will have industry presentation today, December 14 at 2PM at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Theatre Center. BONHOEFFER THE MUSICAL is directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell, revivial) with book by Richard John Lewis (Hotel Accommodations), music and lyrics by Scott Wilkinson and casting by Michael Cassara. (more...)

Reading Of A New Musical BONHOEFFER THE MUSICAL Comes to The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Theatre CenterReading Of A New Musical BONHOEFFER THE MUSICAL Comes to The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

The new musical BONHOEFFER THE MUSICAL will have industry presentation on Friday, December 14 at 2PM at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Theatre Center. BONHOEFFER THE MUSICAL is directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell, revivial) with book by Richard John Lewis (Hotel Accommodations), music and lyrics by Scott Wilkinson and casting by Michael Cassara. (more...)

Photo Flash: Actors Co-op Theatre Company's A MAN FOR ALL SEASONSPhoto Flash: Actors Co-op Theatre Company's A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

Actors Co-op Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2017 Best Play, Intimate Theatre for 33 Variations) is proud to present the 1962 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons, directed by Thom Babbes, produced by Carly Lopez. This tragic historical drama offers a brilliant portrait of Sir Thomas More in his last years as Lord Chancellor of England during the reign of Henry VIII.  A Man for All Seasons opens tonight, Friday, March 2 at 8:00 pm, and will run through Sunday, April 15 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower Street, 90028 (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Thom Babbes Discusses A MAN FOR ALL SEASONSBWW Interview: Director Thom Babbes Discusses A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
by Don Grigware - Mar 2, 2018

Thom Babbes credits at Actors Co-op include Summer and Smoke, Ah, Wilderness (Best Director/StageSceneLA), The Miracle Worker and Wait Until Dark.  He has directed workshop productions of new works, Dietrich (based on Dietrich Bonhoeffer) by John Martins III, The Real Real Thing by Frank Higgins and Washington Irvine's Sketchbook by Frank Higgins and Southhamton County (based on Nat Turner's slave rebellion) which Mr. Babbes wrote.  Other credits:  Sun City by Jim Geoghan at Stella Adler Theater, Hollywood.  A writer as well, Mr. Babbes recently adapted William Saroyan's novel The Human Comedy for the stage.  Screenplays include Deadly Dreams and Body Chemistry (Concorde New Horizons), The Audition - A Short Film (Co-Writer - Winner Best Screenplay & Best Comedy 2008 - 168 Hour Film Festival), X-treme Weekend - Short Film (Co-Writer, screened at multiple fests USA and Canada.)  Insurrection (Samuelson Prods.), Bleeding Writing and Arithmetic (Kings Road Ent.), The Substutute (Apollo Pictures), Island of Lonely Men (Sotela Pictures). (more...)

Actors Co-Op Theatre Company's A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS Opens 3/2Actors Co-Op Theatre Company's A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS Opens 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

Actors Co-op Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2017 Best Play, Intimate Theatre for 33 Variations) is proud to present the 1962 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons, directed by Thom Babbes, produced by Carly Lopez. This tragic historical drama offers a brilliant portrait of Sir Thomas More in his last years as Lord Chancellor of England during the reign of Henry VIII. (more...)

BWW Review: Agape Theatre's BONHOEFFER'S COST Sheds Light in The Shadows
by Joni Lorraine - May 18, 2017

A powerful study in standing by principle at a time when it is most needed. We can all take value in understanding what it means to care for those of us who are different. (more...)

Photo Flash: Agape Theatre Presents the Texas Premiere of BONHOEFFER'S COST
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Agape Theatre presents Texas Premiere production of BONHOEFFER'S COST, written by Mary Ruth Clarke with Tim Gregory and directed by Jeff Davis. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 5/14/2017
by BWW - May 14, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/14/2017 for Austin (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 5/07/2017
by BWW - May 7, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/07/2017 for Austin (more...)

Agape Theatre Announces Cast for BONHOEFFER'S COST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

BONHOEFFER'S COST stars Agape newcomers Cory Grabenstein as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Keoni Ramo as prison guard Klaus Klopstock, Frank Benge as the evil Judge Advocate Rott, Rachel Bremer as Bonhoeffer's fiancee Maria, and TJ Condit as Bonhoeffer's brother-in-law Hans Dohnanyi.  Agape Theatre alum Zach Bond rounds out the cast as Bonhoeffer's brother Klaus. (more...)

Director of WWII-Set BONHOEFFER'S COST at Agape Theatre Blasts Sean Spicer for Holocaust Remarks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Jeff Davis, Director of Agape Theatre's upcoming Texas Premiere of the WWII-set BONHOEFFER'S COST, blasted White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for his recent remarks regarding Hitler and the Holocaust. (more...)

Agape Theatre to Present BONHOEFFER'S COST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Agape Theatre is proud to announce an upcoming production of BONHOEFFER'S COST.  Written by Mary Ruth Clarke with Time Gregory, BONHOEFFER'S COST tells the exciting and moving true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  Agape's production will be the play's Texas Premiere. (more...)

Recorded Books Acquires christianaudio
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Recorded Books Inc., a leading provider of unabridged audiobooks and digital content to the library, school, and retail markets, announced today that it is has acquired eChristian Inc., a publisher of Christian audiobooks that operates under the christianaudio brand and is based in Escondido, California. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. This marks the third acquisition for Recorded Books, following the additions of HighBridge Company and Tantor Media in 2014. Recorded Books now boasts a catalog of over 27,000 unabridged audiobooks, making it one of the industry's largest. Recorded Books is owned by Shamrock Capital Advisors. (more...)

Actors Co-Op to Present Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, 3/2-4/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) announces the third show in its 2015-2016 season (and 24th year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with Tennessee Williams masterpiece SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Thom Babbes.  SUMMER AND SMOKE will preview on Wednesday, March 2 and Thursday, March 3 at 8pm and will open on Friday, March 4 at 8pm and run through Sunday, April 17 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

New Documentary CHAPLAINS Premieres on World Channel Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

CHAPLAINS is a new documentary that goes inside the dynamic and challenging world of chaplains, men and women who represent their own particular faith tradition but who are trained to be of comfort and support to people of all faiths -- or to those who profess no faith. (more...)

New Documentary CHAPLAINS to Premiere on World Channel 12/7
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

CHAPLAINS is a new documentary that goes inside the dynamic and challenging world of chaplains, men and women who represent their own particular faith tradition but who are trained to be of comfort and support to people of all faiths -- or to those who profess no faith. (more...)

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