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by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Sometimes in life, you feel like everything is under control, you're a normal person who has their life together, and you're going to be okay. OTHER TIMES...
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
ZACH Theatre has announced cast and creatives for the regional premiere of Roe written by Lisa Loomer. Tackling the politics of abortion through humor and humanity, Roe tells the story of the two women's lives behind the 1973 Roe v Wade decision. Directed by Theatre en Bloc's award-winning founder and Producing Artistic Director, Jenny Lavery, Roe will play The Topfer at ZACH, April 8-May 3, 2020.
by TV Scoop - Feb 25, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of GOOD GIRLS, airing on NBC on Sunday, March 15, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, will present four world premieres in the culmination of Joffrey's national call for ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications for the Joffrey Academy's Tenth Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. This year's Competition winners-Chanel DaSilva, Tsai Hsi Hung, Pablo Sánchez and Durante Verzola-each have choreographed an original work created on the Joffrey Academy Trainees and Studio Company. Winning Works expands to four performances in 2020 and returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago's Edlis Neeson Theater (220 E. Chicago Avenue) Friday, March 20 at 7:30 PM, Saturday, March 21 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM, Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 PM. Tickets for Winning Works are $30 and available for purchase at
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
 NBC has tied for #1 for the primetime ratings week of Feb. 17-23 in the key ratings demographic of adults 18-49, as well as adults 25-54 and adults 18-34, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Donna Carbone, the Managing Director of the Palm Beach Institute for the Entertainment Arts (PBIEA), announced that she is accepting submissions for a unique Tongues a'Wagging storytelling event, which will be held on Saturday, April 4th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, April 5th at 4:00 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
A very special delegation of all-women winemakers from Bordeaux is planning a New York take-over in the first week of March 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Broadway's Liz Callaway has announced a new concert tour with dates in New York, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania and more!
by Juan Michael Porter II - Feb 24, 2020
​​​​​​​What a difference proper programming can make. February 6th's NYCB Classic's I featured an array of gems and pleasure.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
a??a??a??a??a??a??a?? Infinite Variety Productions, a theater company dedicated to spotlighting women who have gone unnoticed in history, and Wildrence, an immersive design studio and New York's dynamic storytelling space, will recognize International Women's Day on March 8 with two special performances of the immersive non-fiction production of Nellie and the Women of Blackwell. With ticket sales to benefit the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Women's Mental Health Shelter, this project is the first of a series of fully immersive, guided theatre experiences that focuses on women's history, health and prominent women's issues. Additionally, this world premiere breaks the barrier between history and present day and provides a space for the lives and words of the Blackwell Asylum's lost women to live on in a purposeful way, while providing support and awareness of those that continue to suffer today.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
The Des Moines Playhouse announced its 102nd year of live theatre at a party Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. The 2020-21 Season includes seven musicals plus drama, comedy, and shows for the entire family. Playhouse season tickets go on sale Mar. 17, 2020, online at and at The Playhouse ticket office.
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Smithsonian Channel is set to kick off Women's History Month with two exciting new projects – first, the second annual WOMEN IN HISTORY social video initiative on March 1, and the following day, the premiere of VIKING WOMEN: THE REAL VALKYRIES. Each aims to shine a light on incredible, pioneering women that may not have gotten their fair due in history books. Connect with Smithsonian Channel on Twitter (@SmithsonianChan), Facebook (Smithsonian Channel) and Instagram (@Smithsonian_Channel) to catch all of the WOMEN IN HISTORY videos beginning March 1, and tune-in to Smithsonian Channel on March 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT for the premiere of VIKING WOMEN: THE REAL VALKYRIES.
by Sabrina Wallace - Feb 24, 2020
BWW Review: GLIDERS Soars at Trinity Street Playhouse with a story that illustrates the unimaginable pain, courage, and strength required by generations of women to overcome misogyny and abuse. Beautifully performed by an outstanding 'mostly' female cast that fits together as a true family.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Grammya"?-winning new-music choir The Crossing, led by Donald Nally, gives the world premiere performances of Michael Gordon's Travel Guide to Nicaragua with cellist Maya Beiser in presentations by co-commissioners, the Annenberg Center on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 7:00pm in Philadelphia and Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 7:30pm in New York City. Before the Carnegie Hall performance on March 25, Donald Nally and Michael Gordon will have a 6:30pm pre-concert conversation with John Schaefer, host of WNYC's New Sounds and Soundcheck.
by Drew Eberhard - Feb 23, 2020
Topher Payne's witty, smart, and sharply fine-tuned work Morningside gives an ingenious glimpse into the lives of eight women some friends, but mostly family. Grounded deep in Southern Pride, heartfelt lessons, and the idea that above all family is what matters most proves to be the heart of this side-splitting a?oemother of all baby showers.a?? In 2015 Topher Payne was interviewed for Backstage Magazine where he described his writing style by saying, a?oeIf you can make someone laugh, they listen. And they lean in and they want to hear more. And once you have that level of engagement, then you can start layering in a message that you want them to take away. You can do that in film. You can do that in a book. But the act of being in the same room with the storyteller is just fundamentally different. It lands differently.a?? The cast, crew and entire company making up the ensemble of Morningside should be exceptionally proud of the work that was shown onstage; for the a?oeMother of all Baby Showers,a?? turned out to be one of the finest displays of ensemble acting to come from one company of outstanding actresses. Everyone in the audience and the Tampa theatre community respectively didn't quite know but over the course of two-hours found this to not be the show they wanted but to be the show they needed.
by Jessica Tabak - Feb 23, 2020
In Tim Firth's Calendar Girls, now being performed by Pawtucket's Community Players, an unlikely group of women bares it all for a charity calendar a?" and learns what each of them is made of in the process.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2020
Fresh from the state finals of RAW Comedy, Melbourne's favourite gay comedy power couple, Colwyn Buckland and Filip Lescaut are back with the third instalment of their sketch extravaganza, Woah, Alyssa! 3, premiering as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
by Jade Kops - Feb 22, 2020
David Williamson rounds out over half a century of putting Australian stories stage with his final work, CRUNCH TIME.
by Shari Barrett - Feb 22, 2020
This wildly funny satirical farce questions why, in a world of bailed-out banks and overpriced prescription drugs, theft is only a crime when it is committed by those truly in need, centering on humble housewife Antonia (Kaili Hollister) who joins a revolt of women at the local supermarket as they are all hungry and fed up by rising prices and stagnant wages. Determined to live with dignity and rejecting an austere diet of dog food and birdseed which is about all Antonia can afford to buy on her husband Giovvanni's (Jeremie Loncka) wages working on the production line at a local factory, the women's protest escalates and looting ensues.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
American Composers Orchestra (ACO) continues its 2019-2020 concert season with The Natural Order on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 7:30pm at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall. The concert features the world premieres of two new works commissioned by ACO that explore the complicated relationship between humankind and the natural world a?" Mark Adamo's Last Year: Concerto for Cello and String Orchestra and Nina C. Young's Out of whose womb came the ice. John Luther Adams' Become River, previously announced, will be replaced on the program with Silvestre Revueltas' Colorines.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Talented women over 40 will show their stuff in the upcoming trial round of a?oeTomatoes Got Talenta?? on Saturday March 7, twelve of whom will move on to the exciting finals at The Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street, on Monday April 6 at 7pm. Co-produced by Cheryl Benton and Randie Levine-Miller, who hosts the high-spirited juried contest, this year's a?oeTomatoes Got Talenta?? will feature a blue-ribbon jury consisting of theatre luminaries Tony winner Donna McKechnie, Tony nominee Lee Roy Reams and the Emmy-winning NY1 anchor and theater critic Roma Torre. The show's music director is Paul Chamlin.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 21, 2020
Today's top stories: Read the reviews for West Side Story, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Lake Worth Playhouse Has Announced Their 2020/21 Season! See below for the full schedule!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
A classic Greek comedy with modern-day relevance kicks off The 5 & Dime's 2020 main stage season. a?oeLysistrata,a?? directed by Kristin Livingston and featuring an all-women cast and crew, will run February 21 through March 8. Tickets are now on sale at
by Carol Kassie - Feb 19, 2020
Chasing Jack, the award-winning play by John S. Anastasi, will have its southeastern premiere at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park this March. The production, to be directed by Peter J. Loewy, will begin previews on March 12th and open on March 14th. The show will run through March 22nd.
by Adrienne Proctor - Feb 19, 2020
UCO presents the gorgeous, sexy NINE at Mitchell Hall Theatre. The story of one man and the women who love him is based on Federico Fellini's life and adapted from his movie 8 1/2. This dark and alluring show won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1982.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
The Human Race Theatre Company is continuing its 2019-2020 'Women of Influence Season' with the Dayton premiere of Gloria: A Life, a new play celebrating the life and legacy of one of the most important figures of America's feminist movement.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
The Cleveland Institute of Music announced yesterday that acclaimed conductor, composer and educator Michael Tilson Thomas will be awarded an honorary doctorate at the school's 95th Commencement Ceremony in Kulas Hall on Saturday, May 16 at 10am EDT. Attendance is by invitation only, but a live stream will be available via Yesterday's announcement was given at a special MTT-led rehearsal of the CIM Orchestra at Severance Hall, home of The Cleveland Orchestra, which MTT also conducts February 20-23.
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that Lesley Visser, the pioneering sports reporter and one of the most highly acclaimed female sportscasters of all time, will become the first woman to receive the Sports Lifetime Achievement Award at the 41st Annual Sports Emmy® Awards. The event will take place in New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall on Tuesday, April 28th, 2020.
by Rich Mehrenberg - Feb 19, 2020
OMG! IMO Legally Blonde the Musical at Belmont Theatre is high energy, positively pink, and totally LOL. With their stage production ability rivaling any professional theatre, the Belmont in York has put together another high-quality event.
by Jade Kops - Feb 19, 2020
Marieke Hardy's new adaptation of Dario Fo's Marxist political farce NO PAY? NO WAY! is a cracker of a comedy with grounding in truth and remains relevant over 40 years later.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
As its final production of their 49th season, Black Theatre Troupe presents the current off Broadway smash hit, SISTAS! THE MUSICAL to the Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center. SISTAS! THE MUSICAL is a nonstop celebration of African American women told through Top-40 music, from Bessie Smith to Beyonce.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Twin Cities based performing artists, Emily Michaels King and Debra Berger, announced today the debut of E/D's newest theatrical work, THE SHOW, which will premiere March 13 through March 22 at The Crane Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
San Francisco Playhouse presents Real Women Have Curves by Josefina López. Diane Rodriguez will direct the Playhouse production. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the play, which premiered at San Francisco's Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts on May 25, 1990. The play was adapted into an acclaimed 2002 film starring America Ferrera.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announced today the cast and creative team for House of Joy, the fifth show in the theatre's 44th season. The production, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Sam Woodhouse, the theatre's Artistic Director, and Arpita Mukherjee, will run March 5 – 29, 2020, in San Diego REP's Lyceum Space Theatre, with previews March 5 – 10 and press opening on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
State Theatre New Jersey presents A Cappella Live! featuring The Filharmonic, Committed, Blake Lewis, and Women of the World on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8pm. Conceived and arranged by Deke Sharon, vocal producer of Pitch Perfect and The Sing-Off, A Capella Live! is a high-energy musical celebration of contemporary a cappella featuring four internationally recognized ensembles. Tickets range from $19-$59. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
The Circuit Playhouse, Inc., parent company to The Circuit Playhouse, TheatreWorks at the Square, and Playhouse on the Square have announced their 2020-2021 Season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
PlayMakers Repertory Company has announced its 2020/21 Season, All Too Human: The Art of Comedy. The season features nine productions that explore the gamut of human experience showcased in comedies both classic and new. The PlayMakers Mainstage season will feature a tribe of loving, zany Southern belles, a buddy-cop adventure that crackles with hope and humor amidst the fall of the Soviet Union, a George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, a story of one woman's drastic fall down the social ladder and her fabulous self-reinvention, the Bard's most famous pastoral comedy, and the heartwarming tale of a young girl and the community of family, teachers, and friends who help her achieve her heart's desire. Our PRC2 Kenan Stage also brings three uniquely distinct, fresh perspectives on the comedic form, chosen to continue pushing the boundaries of what we believe 'theatre' to be.
by Jim Munson - Feb 19, 2020
a?oeThe Full Montya?? in its stage musical incarnation is certainly a curious show. While largely a raucous comedy, it also touches on a host of seriously unfunny issues, including economic disparity, body image, parental rights, homophobia and suicide. The script contains countless f-bombs and much sexual innuendo, yet its central relationship is a rather sweet one between a dad and his adolescent son. And, of course, it all culminates in a big striptease that needs to be kinda sexy without going to the icky place. It's a tricky balance to pull off, but if done correctly the show has a lot of charm and heart, and the Bay Area Musicals production largely gets it right.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 19, 2020
The Bizarre Brunch is back in town! Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Lolly Lardpop and all the others are back at the Beechman and ready to party.
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
NBC has averaged a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.9 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of Feb. 10-16, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
HoneyBeeFree5 to present a special benefit reading of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues in support of V-Day on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Soda Bar (629 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn). 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Center For Anti-Violence Education, a Brooklyn-based women-run nonprofit organization providing services to stop violence against women and children.
by TV Scoop - Feb 18, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of GOOD GIRLS, airing on NBC on Sunday, March 8, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
There's a better life, and you dream about it, don't you? Parkview Arts/Science Magnet High will present 9 to 5 The Musical this April at Metcalf Auditorium on the Parkview campus.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
This spring and summer artists at Joe's Pub a?" a program and venue of The Public Theater a?" will shine a light on the breath of Latinx art. This group of artists explore music styles with roots in Mexico, Chile, Cuba, the afrolatino traditions of the Caribbean, and more. Seasoned ears will be able to discern the influence of a myriad of traditions while newbies will be granted delightful access to the nuances under the Latinx umbrella at Joe's Pub.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Hero Theatre has announced the full company of Velina Hasu Houston's Tea, directed by Rebecca Wear. The play will run from April 10 through May 17, 2020 at the Atwater Village Theatre complex.
by TV News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Today, West Virginia Public Broadcasting premiered Miss Tess' Mountain Stage performance of 'True Flood,' a track which features Lake Street Dive's Rachael Price, from her recently-released LP The Moon Is An Ashtray. Miss Tess, who performed to a sold-out Mountain Stage crowd with her band The Talkbacks, had this to say about the song: “This tune started with a bass line. I was at a songwriting retreat on a rustic island in the middle of a lake in New Hampshire, fooling around on my guitar. I started making a basic demo and wanted to experiment with an interesting vocal harmony, so I asked Rachael (Price) to come over to my cabin to sing it with me, knowing she would be the perfect duet partner. Rachael and I have been friends and musical soul sisters ever since we started sharing a Boston apartment in 2005 as a result of a Craigslist ad. We have a very similar singing background, and used to have a band together (The Sweet & Lowdown). When it came time to record she came down to Nashville and we cut the vocals live in the studio, both singing into the same vintage RCA mic.”
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
The Billie Holiday Theatre is proud to announce the cast and selected writers for the fourth monologue showcase of its popular series - 50in50: Letters to Our Sons.
by Andrew White - Feb 17, 2020
With the mayhem, warfare and epic egos of Henry the Fourth, Part 1 well under their belts, Brave Spirits Theatre now turns its talents towards one of the more challenging history plays in Shakespeare's canon, Henry the Fourth, Part 2. Director Charlene V. Smith continues to find new gems here among the many performers, and there are some moments that truly shine here.
by George Weinhouse - Feb 17, 2020
Two years ago, when I first saw photos of the projected new COSI FAN TUTTE,which was a production that originated at English National Opera and was slated to come to the Met, I was circumspect. I had grown up on three previous incarnations of COSI, the first dating from the 1950's a very traditional production which starred Richard Tucker and Eleanor Steber, the subsequent one dating from the 1980's, which had featured Kiri TeKanawa, and the last from 1996, which starred Carol Vaness and Suzanne Mentzer as the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella. All were very much 'period' pieces which made no effort to update or change the locale from the original setting of eighteenth century Naples.