San Diego Will be STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN This AugustSan Diego Will be STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

The Cooper Company and Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage are pleased to present one of North America's greatest entertainers performing his popular stage show, Steppin' Out With BEN VEREEN for two nights, at Martinis Above Fourth on August 7 & 8 at 8pm.  (more...)

Christy Escobar Joins INTAR Theatre's Acclaimed Premiere Of SCISSORINGChristy Escobar Joins INTAR Theatre's Acclaimed Premiere Of SCISSORING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

INTAR (Lou Moreno, Artistic Director/John McCormack, Executive Director) announced that Christy Escobar joins Ryan Vincent Anderson (We Live Here - EST); Kim Brockington ("Guiding Light," School of Rock, upcoming: lead in "Asunder," USA Network); Vanessa Butler (2017 Connecticut Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Actress in a Play for Queens for a Year, Hartford Stage); Marie Louise Guinier (ABC's "What Would You Do?," Most Dangerous Man in America - NFT); Ashley Marie Ortiz (INTAR Unit 52); and Elise Santora (Reba in "Orange Is The New Black," Broadway: In The Heights, The Capeman) in the World Premiere of Scissoring. (more...)

INTAR Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of SCISSORINGINTAR Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of SCISSORING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

INTAR (Lou Moreno, Artistic Director/John McCormack, Executive Director) presents the World Premiere of Scissoring, a new play by Christina Quintana, directed by Estefania Fadul. Scissoring stars Ryan Vincent Anderson (We Live Here - EST); Kim Brockington ("Guiding Light," School of Rock, upcoming: lead in "Asunder," USA Network); Vanessa Butler (2017 Connecticut Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Actress in a Play for Queens for a Year, Hartford Stage); Ally Carey (Macbeth -NY Classical Theatre), Marie Louise Guinier (ABC's "What Would You Do?," Most Dangerous Man in America - NFT); Ashley Marie Ortiz (INTAR Unit 52); and Elise Santora (Reba in "Orange Is The New Black," Broadway: In The Heights, The Capeman). (more...)

Arena Stage's THE ORIGINALIST Comes to 59E59 TheatersArena Stage's THE ORIGINALIST Comes to 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the NYC premiere of THE ORIGINALIST written by John Strand and directed by Molly Smith. Produced by Middle Finger Production, LLC [Beth Newburger, Executive Producer] and Arena Stage and part of 59E59's Subscription Series, THE ORIGINALIST begins performances on Saturday, July 14 for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 19.  (more...)

BWW Feature: The Washington Chorus Celebrates Choral Excellence with a WEST SIDE STORY BALLBWW Feature: The Washington Chorus Celebrates Choral Excellence with a WEST SIDE STORY BALL
by Sam Abney - May 21, 2018

The Washington Chorus sure knows how to throw a party. Capping off their 2017-18 season, the organization's recent West Side Story Ball allowed the organization to showcase their strong vocalists while celebrating famed composer Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday. A festive evening such as this also underscored the importance of choral performances in classical spaces like churches: it makes the performance ten times better. (more...)

Shady Ladies Tours Presents The Women's History Tour Of Greenwich VillageShady Ladies Tours Presents The Women's History Tour Of Greenwich Village
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Shady Ladies Tours will launch The Women's History Tour of Greenwich Village, a walking tour of the downtown New York neighborhood, on Saturday, June 16 at 4:00 PM. The 2-hour tour examines Greenwich Village's links to the history of women's drive for greater autonomy in America, including their demands for suffrage and birth control. On this fun and informative tour, Professor Andrew Lear, founder of Shady Ladies Tours, takes tour-goers on an exploration of this little-known side of the Village. Professor Lear talks about progressive leaders such as anarchist Red Emma Goldman; Margaret Sanger, who opened the first birth control clinic in the country; First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt; and later-generation feminist Rita Mae Brown, who became the partner of tennis star Martina Navratilova. (more...)

INTAR Theatre To Present the World Premiere of SCISSORINGINTAR Theatre To Present the World Premiere of SCISSORING
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

INTAR (Lou Moreno, Artistic Director/John McCormack, Executive Director) today announced the World Premiere of Scissoring, a new play by Christina Quintana, directed by Estefania Fadul. Scissoring will star Ryan Vincent Anderson (We Live Here - EST); Kim Brockington ("Guiding Light," School of Rock, upcoming: lead in "Asunder," USA Network); Vanessa Butler (2017 Connecticut Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Actress in a Play for Queens for a Year, Hartford Stage); Ally Carey (Macbeth -NY Classical Theatre), Marie Louise Guinier (ABC's "What Would You Do?," Most Dangerous Man in America - NFT); Ashley Marie Ortiz (INTAR Unit 52); and Elise Santora (Reba in "Orange Is The New Black," Broadway: In The Heights, The Capeman). (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh Will Bring Her Award-Winning Performance As Golda Meir In GOLDA'S BALCONY To MontrealTovah Feldshuh Will Bring Her Award-Winning Performance As Golda Meir In GOLDA'S BALCONY To Montreal
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

???????Four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh will recreate her award-winning performance as Golda Meir in Golda's Balcony, when the acclaimed William Gibson play comes to the Segal Centre for Performing Arts from May 22 to June 10, 2018. There will be an ASL-interpreted performance on June 9. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch Talk REDBWW Interview: Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch Talk RED
by Cindy Marcolina - Apr 23, 2018

Alfred Molina is reprising his role as Mark Rothko in John Logan's play Red, teaming up once again with director Michael Grandage for the first London revival (and West End premiere). He's joined by How To Get Away With Murder star Alfred Enoch. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/20/2018Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW - Apr 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 4/20/2018Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW - Apr 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Des Moines (more...)

The Actors Fund to Honor Chita Rivera, Uma Thurman, Warren Beatty, and Kenny Leon at Annual GalaThe Actors Fund to Honor Chita Rivera, Uma Thurman, Warren Beatty, and Kenny Leon at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, will hold its Annual Gala on Monday, May 14, 2018. The evening will celebrate Academy Award-winning actor and filmmaker Warren Beatty, Tony Award-winning Broadway and film director Kenny Leon, currently director of Children of a Lesser God on Broadway, two-time Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer Chita Rivera, and Golden Globe-winning, Academy Award and Emmy-nominated actress Uma Thurman. Mr. Beatty, Mr. Leon, Ms. Rivera and Ms. Thurman will be awarded The Actors Fund's Medal of Honor. The event begins with 6 pm cocktails followed by a 7 pm dinner and tribute at the New York Marriott Marquis. The evening will include special tribute performances by guests to be announced. (more...)

Hook & Eye Theater Presents World Premiere Of SHE-SHE-SHEHook & Eye Theater Presents World Premiere Of SHE-SHE-SHE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Hook & Eye Theater is proud to present the world premiere of She-She-She, a vibrant new devised play with writing by Cynthia Babak that centers on six women whose lives intertwine across generations against the backdrop of one great mountain. Directed by Chad Lindsey, She-She-She is inspired by the real-life friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and leading black activist Pauli Murray. (more...)

Pauli Murray's Story to Come to Life On StagePauli Murray's Story to Come to Life On Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to stand, Pauli Murray refused to sit in the back of the bus; 20 years before the Greensboro sit-ins, she organized restaurant sit-downs in the nation's capital.  Pauli Murray not only lived on the edge of history, she seemingly 'pulled it along with her. (more...)

BWW Review:  Classical Standards Play Second Fiddle to Power Anthems in ROCKTOPIABWW Review: Classical Standards Play Second Fiddle to Power Anthems in ROCKTOPIA
by Michael Dale - Mar 29, 2018

As with the Broadway season's earlier pop concert extravaganza, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, this theatre critic readily admits to not exactly being an ideal arts journalist to authoritatively review the touring rock anthem/classical music fusion concert called Rocktopia that has made a stop at the Broadway Theatre. Though my knowledge of the highbrow oeuvre is perhaps slightly higher than a layperson's, my experience with classic rock power ballads rarely extends further than the snippets heard at baseball and hockey games or during the occasional car commercial. (more...)

Five Senses Tastings Celebrates Women's History Month with 'A Woman's Voice'Five Senses Tastings Celebrates Women's History Month with 'A Woman's Voice'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

???????Five Senses Tastings and the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles celebrate Women's History Month with 'A Woman's Voice,' a guided wine tasting, chocolate and music event at V Wine Room located at 903 Westbourne Drive in West Hollywood on Sunday, March 25. There will be two show times, 4:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. (more...)

National Museum of American History Receives Jean Stapleton DonationsNational Museum of American History Receives Jean Stapleton Donations
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History recently received a donation from the family of actress Jean Stapleton (1923-2013) that showcases her career. The objects range from the apron she wore while playing Edith Bunker in All in the Family, a crew jacket from the set of All in the Family, a selection of the awards that she won throughout her career, costumes and props from her career in theater and TV, memorabilia related to her work as a women's rights activist and papers reflecting her dedication Eleanor Roosevelt's legacy. (more...)

Suffolk University Theatre Department Announces ONE STATE, TWO STATE, RED STATE, BLUE STATESuffolk University Theatre Department Announces ONE STATE, TWO STATE, RED STATE, BLUE STATE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Inspired by the current political climate, Suffolk University Theatre Professor Wesley Savick brings a new musical to the Modern Theatre, one state, two state / red state, blue state. The musical features new songs in the indigenous American languages of folk, country, blues, jazz and Broadway. The story focuses on what happens when "Betty" and "Bill" - former lovers living on opposite sides of the country - rekindle their relationship after a long separation. (more...)

A+E Launches Groundbreaking Short Form Series BIOGRAPHY PRESENTS: HISTORY, HERSTORY, Featuring All-Star TalentA+E Launches Groundbreaking Short Form Series BIOGRAPHY PRESENTS: HISTORY, HERSTORY, Featuring All-Star Talent
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

A+E Networks will debut Biography presents: History, Herstory, an engaging on-air short form series in honor of 'Women's History Month' beginning today, March 1. Presented by a range of influential voices, including Julianna Margulies, Kristin Davis, Laverne Cox, Bernice King, the series brings the powerful stories of prominent women throughout history from Maya Angelou to Joan of Arc to air across multiple A+E Networks channels. Biography presents: History, Herstory will begin premiering today, and will air throughout the month of March in prime time slots across HISTORY, Lifetime and A&E. (more...)

Documentary DOLORES, About Activist Icon Dolores Huerta, on PBS/INDEPENDENT LENS March 27Documentary DOLORES, About Activist Icon Dolores Huerta, on PBS/INDEPENDENT LENS March 27
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

One of the most important, yet least known activists of our time, Dolores Huerta was an equal partner in founding the first farm workers union with César Chávez. Tirelessly leading the fight for racial and labor justice, Huerta evolved into one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century — and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. Directed by Peter Bratt, and produced by Bratt and Brian Benson, Dolores premieres on Independent Lens Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 9:00-10:30 PM (check local listings) on PBS. (more...)

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