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by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016
The American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by music director Leon Botstein, will open its 55th season at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.  The four-concert Vanguard series begins with a program titled Troubled Days of Peacein which Botstein will lead the Orchestra and the Bard Festival Chorale in concert versions of two one-act operas that examine the turbulent period between the First and Second World Wars: Ernst Krenek's Der Diktator ('The Dictator') and Richard Strauss' Friedenstag ('Days of Peace').
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016
The award-winning East Lynne Theater Company of Cape May, NJ has announced complete casting for S. N. Behrman's effervescent 1932 comedy, Biography.
by Caroline Sposto - Oct 9, 2017
From the dictator in his palace to the lone wolf shooter, distorted thinking has become a constant thread running through our news. Sometimes we can better confront dark realities through art. In April of 2012, Ilia Volok debuted his one-man show, DIARY OF A MADMAN in Los Angeles. The production received both public popularity and critical acclaim. He has since brought it back several times in the L.A. area.This month, the production will open at the American Theatre of Actors Beckmann Theatre in New York.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017
From the dictator in his palace, to the lone wolf shooter, distorted thinking has become a constant thread running through the news. Sometimes we can better confront dark realities through art.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017
'Mr. Holmes, I am under such a strain that I shall go mad if it continues,' said Enid to the master detective. Thus begins a race against time for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to stop the bizarre murders in an eerie country manor in 'The Adventure of the Speckled Band.'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016
He's a gifted writer, comedian, television and film star who continues to entertain audiences all over the world with his unique brand of comedic funk! Turn on your TV and comedian JB Smoove seems to be everywhere you look. Over the last few years, he has co-starred opposite Will Arnett on The Millers, has hosted Last Comic Standing, plays a fictionalized version of himself on Real Husbands of Hollywood, 11.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016
Why did a man in Pennsylvania create The Red-Headed League in London?  Who is the person behind "The Voice" stealing millions in Manhattan?  All will become clear when the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company brings back its popular radio-style productions. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016
Irish Repertory Theatre has announced complete casting for the world premiere of THE PIGEON IN THE TAJ MAHAL, by Laoisa Sexton.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017
Washington National Opera (WNO) presents the sixth season of its acclaimed American Opera Initiative, a comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. All of the program's world premiere operas are presented during the American Opera Initiative Festival weekend,January 19 21, 2018, all in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. The festival begins with the world premiere of a new hour-long work by composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek, Proving Up, on January 19 and 21, 2018, directed by Alison Moritz and conducted by Christopher Rountree, both in their WNO debuts. Three new pairings of opera composers and librettists Nathan Fletcher and Megan Cohen, Gity Razaz and Sara Cooper, John Glover and Erin Bregman offer new, one-act operas during the festival. Two semi-staged concert performances of each 20-minute opera are presented on January 20, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017
The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) announces the cast and creative team for Hamlet, directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn and featuring acclaimed actor Michael Urie as the tortured Danish prince. Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedy will run January 16-February 25, 2018 at Sidney Harman Hall.
by Barry Lenny - Nov 5, 2017
Red Phoenix has lived up to its high reputation for quality theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017
Following is the unofficial transcript of a CNBC EXCLUSIVE interview with Icahn Enterprises Chairman Carl Icahn and CNBC's Scott Wapner on CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report (M-F 12PM-1PM) today, Thursday, November 30th.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016
You can see JB Smoove on the big screen in his new film 'Almost Christmas,' in which a dysfunctional family gathers for the holidays - and you can see him LIVE at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, November 19 at 8 pm as part of the Barts Tree Service Comedy Series.  Smoove is a gifted writer, comedian, television and film star who continues to entertain audiences all over the world.  Random thoughts and everyday observations are transformed into hilarity when seen through the eyes of Smoove! 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016
You can see JB Smoove on the big screen in his new film 'Almost Christmas,' in which a dysfunctional family gathers for the holidays - and you can see him LIVE at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Today, November 19 at 8 pm as part of the Barts Tree Service Comedy Series.  Smoove is a gifted writer, comedian, television and film star who continues to entertain audiences all over the world.  Random thoughts and everyday observations are transformed into hilarity when seen through the eyes of Smoove! 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016
Irish Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of THE PIGEON IN THE Taj Mahal, by Laoisa Sexton. Directed by Alan Cox (Black Snow), THE PIGEON IN THE Taj Mahal begins performances tonight, November 16, 2016 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre and officially opens on November 27, running through December 31, 2016.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017
Applications are available for the award-winning East Lynne Theater Company's 11th Annual Summer Student Workshop. For the last ten years, students have performed a variety of shows in front of standing-room only audiences. This year, it's 'Robin Hood,' written by Gayle Stahlhuth and directed by Robert LeMaire, who also runs the workshop.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017
Aurora Theatre Company closes its 25th season with the Bay Area Premiere of SPLENDOUR, Abi Morgan's (Suffragette, The Iron Lady, Shame, The Hour) riveting play about the fragility of power and the unreliability of language. Barbara Damashek (American Buffalo) returns to Aurora to helm this drama, featuring Lorri Holt (The Aspern Papers), Denmo Ibrahim (Betrayed), Mia Tagano, and Sam Jackson. SPLENDOUR plays June 23 through July 23 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org.
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2017
NBC has ordered a second season of its freshman comedy GREAT NEWS, starring two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin (PIPPIN, MY FAVORITE YEAR.) Season 2 will consist of 13 episodes.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016
?Why did a man in Pennsylvania create The Red-Headed League in London?  Who is the person behind "The Voice" stealing millions in Manhattan?  What organization is considered the first modern American theater company?      
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017
Why did a man in Pennsylvania create The Red-Headed League in London? Who is the person behind 'The Voice' stealing millions in Manhattan? All will become clear when the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company brings back its popular radio-style productions.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016
Berkeley's acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company proudly announces the lineup for its 25th anniversary season. The company opens the season with a revival of Dorothy Bryant's DEAR MASTER, directed by acclaimed actress and director Joy Carlin and featuring Kimberly King and Michael Ray Wisely.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016
The American Symphony Orchestra and music director Leon Botstein return to Carnegie Hall for the ensemble's 55th season of concerts, the Vanguard Series, on October 19, 2016, and continue through May 12, 2017. Four programs of wide-ranging and distinct repertoire will explore notable topics, including an opera and an oratorio, in addition to orchestral works. 
by Brett Cullum - Jun 3, 2017
It's certainly a relevant piece for our time, and I applaud the intention of bringing it to life in this era of political debate and mistrust of the media. But if you're going to dig this one up then have the nerve to make it feel dangerously close to the outside world.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017
Aurora Theatre Company closes its 25th season with the Bay Area Premiere of SPLENDOUR, Abi Morgan's (Suffragette, The Iron Lady, Shame, The Hour) riveting play about the fragility of power and the unreliability of language. Barbara Damashek (American Buffalo) returns to Aurora to helm this drama, featuring Lorri Holt (The Aspern Papers), Denmo Ibrahim (Betrayed), Mia Tagano, and Sam Jackson. SPLENDOUR plays June 23 through July 23 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016
Houston Area Students will present #Honorablemen? : A 21st Century Julius Caesar from June 24 - 26, 2016 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017
Washington National Opera (WNO) announces the roster of emerging artists engaged for the 16th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, which begins in September.
by Kathy Strain - Jul 21, 2016
As the characters Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, Mark Edward Lang and Alison J. Murphy seem to be a perfect fit in the play about the famous Broadway actors. Lang and Murphy are married in real life and have been performing together for many years. Recently visiting San Antonio, Texas, BWW had a chance to sit down and chat with them about their roles and about the show LUNT AND FONTANNE 'THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017
For those who didn't have the opportunity to meet the cast of fourteen in East Lynne Theater Company's 'Ah, Wilderness!' at the after-show party at The Merion Inn, another chance is to be had on Friday, August 4 at an after-show Q&A.  It's a wonderful opportunity for patrons to ask the actors and  director such questions as how characters are created, what goes into selecting a season of plays, and where they have previously worked.  Actors in this production have a variety of backgrounds, including performing in regional theater, film and on Broadway, and are ages 12 on up.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017
Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ito Aghayere, Phillip James Brannon, Tony Carlin, Caroline Hewitt, Rick Holmes, Ted Koch, Teresa Avia Lim, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Nate Miller, Ethan Phillips, Matthew Rauch, Matthew Saldivar, Michael Siberry, Miriam Silverman, Joey Slotnick, and Henry Stram will join Steven Pasquale to comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016
The quiet English countryside changed with the arrival of its newest neighbor, Count Dracula. Even Lucy Seward, the daughter of the psychiatrist in charge of the local sanitorium, is behaving strangely. Her mysterious oddities are noticed by Jonathan Harker, the man who loves her, and her father who sends for Dr. Van Helsing. Van Helsing believes Lucy might be a victim of a ghost that sucks blood at night from its victims.
by Alan Henry - Jan 31, 2018
Washington National Opera (WNO), led by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, announces its 2018-2019 season, one that continues its focus on bold productions of classic operas, fascinating contemporary perspectives, and the best in American artistry. The season includes a new WNO production of Verdi's classic romantic drama La traviata, the company premiere of Kevin Puts's and Mark Campbell's Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night, Tchaikovsky's epic Eugene Onegin, Gounod's devilishly entertaining Faust, and Puccini's towering masterpiece Tosca. The season also features a weekend of four world premieres during the American Opera Initiative Festival; a revival of WNO's hit world-premiere holiday family opera The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me; a special Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist performance of La traviata; and other exciting vocal events, including the annual Mars, lnc.'s Opera in the Outfield.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018
Washington National Opera (WNO) presents the sixth season of its acclaimed American Opera Initiative, a comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. All of the program's world premiere operas are presented during the American Opera Initiative Festival weekend,January 19 21, 2018, all in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. The festival begins with the world premiere of a new hour-long work by composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek, Proving Up, on January 19 and 21, 2018, directed by Alison Moritz and conducted by Christopher Rountree, both in their WNO debuts. Three new pairings of opera composers and librettists Nathan Fletcher and Megan Cohen, Gity Razaz and Sara Cooper, John Glover and Erin Bregman offer new, one-act operas during the festival. Two semi-staged concert performances of each 20-minute opera are presented on January 20, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018
The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) announces the cast and creative team for Hamlet, directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn and featuring acclaimed actor Michael Urie as the tortured Danish prince. Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedy will run January 16-February 25, 2018 at Sidney Harman Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018
Sundance Film Festival: Juries, Awards Night Host Announced
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jan 16, 2017
The Dictator's Wife stumbles like a badly engineered coup with the fault lying solely with the opera's librettist Mohammed Hanif.
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2018
Sundance Now, AMC Networks' premium streaming service, announced from the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour highlights from its 2018 programming slate. In addition to its collection of curated feature films and documentaries, the streaming service will roll out a diverse offering of comedies, dramas and true crime stories this winter.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017
Washington National Opera (WNO) presents the fifth season of its acclaimed American Opera Initiative, a comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017
The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) and its International Committee announce the finalists of the 2017 LPTW Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award.
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2018
Entertainment One (eOne) and Palomar are pleased to announce that Sky Italia has come on board in the development of new series Gaddafi, based on the life and times of Muammar Gaddafi and its lingering effects on the world today. Gaddafi is being developed by Roberto Saviano (Gomorrah) and created and written by Roberto Saviano, Nadav Schirman (The Green Prince) with Clive Bradley (Trapped, City of Vice) joining the project as a co-writer.
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2018
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) visited Real Time with Bill Maher on February 8. Schiff talked to Bill about his actions as Ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee and President Trump's refusal to release the Democrats' memo.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016
Washington National Opera (WNO) presents the fifth season of its acclaimed American Opera Initiative, a comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016
Winter is upon us, and Restaurant Row's beloved piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, has announced Broadway 'Boozy' Brunch's special guest line up for December.
by Movies News Desk - Dec 18, 2017
Queen Victoria finds unexpected companionship with a humble servant in the heartwarming and uplifting story, VICTORIA & ABDUL, coming to Digital on December 5, 2017 and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on December 19, 2017. Watch an exclusive bonus clip below!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017
CENTRAL WORKS 2018 SEASON features 4 plays, all world premieres, beginning February 17 and running through November 2018. This is a season where boundaries, national and otherwise, are no barrier to laughter and genuine engagement with three comedies, two literary adaptations, and one classic. The 2017 Season celebrated Central Works constant commitment to brand new works inspired by urgent social issues, classic texts, and history every production received a TBA Awards Recommendation, and each played to full houses every weekend!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016
The award-winning East Lynne Theater Company of Cape May, NJ has announced complete casting for S. N. Behrman's effervescent 1932 comedy, Biography.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016
Irish Repertory Theatre has announced its Fall 2016 Season. On the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage will be FINIAN'S RAINBOW, adapted and directed by Irish Rep Artistic Director Charlotte Moore, and starring Melissa Errico ('Billions', Encores! Do I Hear A Waltz?), who will reprise her role from the acclaimed 2004 production.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016
Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced full programming details for the fifth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. For the first time, all of the program's world premiere operas will be presented during an American Opera Initiative Festival weekend, January 13-15, 2017 in the Kennedy Center Family Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, located at The Graduate Center, CUNY, will highlight works from the classical canon of Arab plays on Wednesday, April 19, and present readings of rarely seen plays by Black playwrights on Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017
Aurora Theatre Company closes its 25th season with the Bay Area Premiere of SPLENDOUR, Abi Morgan's (Suffragette, The Iron Lady, Shame, The Hour) riveting play about the fragility of power and the unreliability of language. In the dripping-with-wealth drawing room of a presidential palace, a Western photojournalist awaits the return of a dictator. She is there to take his picture only the dictator in question is running very, very late. The sounds of gunfire from the streets and rumors of revolution swirling in the air reveal that something has also gone very, very wrong. The dictator's wife, her best friend, and an interpreter wait with her. They talk films and Prada shoes as their fingers lightly tap out the time. All four women harbor secrets and suspicions. All four are in danger. In a fascinating, non-linear structure, this lush piece returns over and over to earlier scenes, each time with the knowledge of what has been uncovered since. Compassionate, dispassionate, and icily probing, SPLENDOUR allows a devastating glimpse into the minds of four women as their world turns.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016
Mike Schober's new book, The Accidental Free Society - A Historical and Modern Worldview of Dictators, Democracies, Terrors, and Utopias, ($16.49, paperback, 9781498458627; $8.99, e-book, 9781498464314) leads readers along a shocking journey through the development of power in government, from the first rulers in Ancient Egypt to today's political leaders. From the Scorpion King to Stalin and Mao, Schober unveils to readers people's love of the dictator and their pursuit of power. Coupled with this discussion of dictatorship, the author also analyzes the pursuit of freedom and the establishment of the free society in Britain, America, and elsewhere. What circumstances made democracy possible in a world filled with dictatorships? Schober's book provides the answer.