American Voice Award Presented To U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA)American Voice Award Presented To U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA)
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will present the American Voice Award to U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. the evening will include a cocktail reception in the Bank of America Lower Lobby with a seated dinner in the Molly Smith Study. Tazewell Thompson, playwright and director of Jubilee, will give remarks. Jubilee is inspired by the world-renowned a cappella African American ensemble born on the campus of Fisk University. Rep. Lewis is a graduate of Fisk University. The seated dinner will feature the presentation of the American Voice Award to U.S. Representative John Lewis. (more...)

WOMEN IN THE WORLD Announces Participants for Annual Summit!WOMEN IN THE WORLD Announces Participants for Annual Summit!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Today, Tina Brown Live Media and Women in the World announced the initial lineup of participants for the 9th annual Women in the World Summit held at Lincoln Center in New York City.  This year's Summit will open at the David H. Koch Theater on Thursday, April 12 and run to Saturday, April 14. (more...)

Hillary Clinton & Viola Davis Among 9th Women in the World Summit HeadlinersHillary Clinton & Viola Davis Among 9th Women in the World Summit Headliners
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hillary Clinton, Viola Davis, and Ronan Farrow will headline the 9th Women in the World Summit in New York.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE GREAT SOCIETY at Arena Stage - LBJ Comes Alive Again!BWW Review: THE GREAT SOCIETY at Arena Stage - LBJ Comes Alive Again!
by Charles Shubow - Feb 21, 2018

Thank you Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith for bringing to the Washington Area the sequel writer Robert Schenkkan's two part series on President Lyndon Baines Johnson. First there was the Tony Winning ALL THE WAY which dealt with Johnson ascending the presidency while THE GREAT SOCIETY picks up at Johnson's State of the Union message in 1965 after his massive election victory. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE GREAT SOCIETY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena StagePhoto Flash: THE GREAT SOCIETY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way. (more...)

Senator Lisa Murkowski To Be Honored At THE GREAT SOCIETY Opening NightSenator Lisa Murkowski To Be Honored At THE GREAT SOCIETY Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will present the American Voice Award to Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) on Thursday, February 8, 2018 as part of the opening night celebration for Robert Schenkkan's political drama The Great Society. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., the evening will include a cocktail reception in the Bank of America Lower Lobby, seated dinner in the Molly Smith Study, the 8:00 p.m. opening night performance of The Great Society in the Fichandler Stage and post-show dessert reception in the Grand Lobby. The seated dinner will feature the presentation of the American Voice Award to Senator Lisa Murkowski. (more...)

MISS AMERICA Announces Preliminary Competition Week Judges for Non-Broadcast Segments
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The Miss America Organization and dick clark productions announced today the panel of judges for the non-broadcast preliminary rounds of THE 2018 MISS AMERICA. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces Honorees for Benefit Headlined by Ana Gasteyer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

As previously announced, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will host An Evening with Ana Gasteyer, an exclusive celebration that includes the inaugural presentation of the Beth Newburger Schwartz Award, Monday, May 9, 2016. Additional details for the exclusive evening have been confirmed, including a host of D.C. luminaries serving on the honorary committee led by Event Chair and Arena Stage Board of Trustees Vice Chair Michele G. Berman. The evening will kick off with a VIP cocktail reception and three-course seated dinner, followed by the performance, after which guests will enjoy a post-show party with desserts and dancing. (more...)

Women's Voices Theater Festival to Welcome Tony Winner Lisa Kron for Launch Party
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Tony Award-winning playwright Lisa Kron will be a featured guest and participant at the launch party of the Women's Voices Theater Festival on September 8 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The invitation-only event kicks off the beginning of the Festival, an unprecedented collaboration among professional theater companies that includes the presentation of more than 50 world-premiere productions of work by female playwrights, taking place this September and October in the nation's capital region. The launch party features a creative conversation between Kron and National Public Radio's Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg focused on gender parity in the arts in the Museum's Performance Hall, followed by a celebratory party and toast to officially declare the start of the Festival. (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama Named Honorary Chair of Women's Voices Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Women's Voices Theater Festival organizers today announced that First Lady of the United States of America Michelle Obama will serve as Honorary Chair of the Women's Voices Theater Festival, which unites more than 50 professional theater companies in the nation's capital region, September through October 2015. She joins a prestigious group of theater artists and advocates on the Honorary Committee supporting the Festival's mission to celebrate the work of women in theater. Additionally, eight ancillary events sponsored by The Washington Post have been announced during the Festival, to be hosted by the seven originating theaters-Arena Stage, Ford's Theatre, Round House Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company-along with Festival participant Theater J. (more...)

Cathy Rigby, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and More Set for 2012 Wolf Trap Ball Tonight, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2012

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces the 2012 Wolf Trap Ball, the organization's largest annual fundraising event, set to commence tonight, September 15 on the Filene Center stage at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. This year's special event celebrates Terre Jones, Wolf Trap President and CEO, who throughout his tenure has positioned the organization as a premier center for the integration of performing arts, education, technology, and environmental sustainability. Jones will retire in December, following 17 years of service leading the not for profit arts and education organization. (more...)

2012 Wolf Trap Ball Honors Terre Jones Tonight, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2012

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces the 2012 Wolf Trap Ball, the organization's largest annual fundraising event, set to commence tonight, September 15 on the Filene Center stage at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Cathy Rigby, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and More Set for 2012 Wolf Trap Ball, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2012

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces the 2012 Wolf Trap Ball, the organization's largest annual fundraising event, set to commence Saturday, September 15 on the Filene Center stage at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. This year's special event celebrates Terre Jones, Wolf Trap President and CEO, who throughout his tenure has positioned the organization as a premier center for the integration of performing arts, education, technology, and environmental sustainability. Jones will retire in December, following 17 years of service leading the not for profit arts and education organization. (more...)

2012 Wolf Trap Ball Honors Terre Jones, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2012

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces the 2012 Wolf Trap Ball, the organization's largest annual fundraising event, set to commence Saturday, September 15 on the Filene Center stage at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Wolf Trap 2011 Ball Honors 40 Years Where Culture and Community Take Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2011

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces the 2011 Wolf Trap Ball, the organization's largest annual fundraising event, will take place Saturday, September 17 on the Filene Center stage at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Wolf Trap 2011 Ball Honors 40 Years Where Culture and Community Take Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2011

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces the 2011 Wolf Trap Ball, the organization's largest annual fundraising event, will take place Saturday, September 17 on the Filene Center stage at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Wolf Trap Presents Their 2010 Annual Ball- CANADA: Keep Exploring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2010

The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, in partnership with the Embassy of Canada, announces the 2010 Wolf Trap Ball, held Friday, September 24 on the Filene Center stage at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (more...)

Wolf Trap Presents Their 2010 Annual Ball- CANADA: Keep Exploring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2010

The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, in partnership with the Embassy of Canada, announces the 2010 Wolf Trap Ball, held Friday, September 24 on the Filene Center stage at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (more...)