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by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
In the world premiere of 'Lipstick Lobotomy,' John F. Kennedy's little sister, Rosemary Kennedy, and the playwright's Great Aunt Ginny develop a friendship at an exclusive high-end sanitarium for women in the fall of 1941. The women undergo the peculiar cutting-edge treatments on offer by a society desperate to find the cure for womanhood in this incisive comedy.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) unveils its first yearlong collection show, featuring all women artists. The exhibition includes a section of rotational highlights and a gallery dedicated to rarely shown installation-based works. 'Unapologetic: All Women, All Year' will be on view February 15, 2020 - January 31, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Soho Rep. today announced technology entrepreneur Victoria Meakin-a board member of seven years-as the organization's new Chair, and acclaimed poet, playwright, and MacArthur Fellow Claudia Rankine as a new board member. Meakin succeeds longtime Chair Jon Dembrow, who will now serve as Chair Emeritus.
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 9, 2020
Producer Scott Coulter brings another of his Spot-On Entertainment productions to Feinstein's/54 Below and, with it, proves that it is time for him to be valued as one of the best producers and show hosts in the business.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
 Conceived in a pizza parlor and argued in the highest court in the land, the landmark 1973 case of Roe v. Wade legalized abortiona?"and is debated still today. Vanessa Stalling returns to the Goodman to direct the 15-member cast, including emblematic characters of plaintiff Norma McCorvey (a?oeJane Roea??) and Sarah Weddington, the young Texan lawyer who argued the case.
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
HBO Sports and Bill Simmons' Ringer Films have partnered with Triple Threat TV to debut the documentary film WOMEN OF TROY, an illuminating tale of the historic and transcendent USC women's basketball team of the 1980s, it was announced today by Peter Nelson, executive vice president, HBO Sports.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Rebecca O'Brien is a survivor, and she's back! Now in remission from a bout with cancer, the writer-performer re-enacts her miraculously healing encounters with strangers as she rode the bus on Fairfax Avenue in Hollywood, to and from her treatments at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
During the week of Dec. 23, 2019, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” rose week to week to notch its most-viewed week of the 2019-2020 season (+6% - 3.155 million vs. 2.974 million), marking its best performance since the week of Feb. 25, 2019. “Live” was the week's No. 1 Daytime talk show in all key measures, as the program matched the prior week's season-high ratings in Households and Women 25-54 (2.2 rating and 1.0 rating, respectively), while building week to week in Women 18-49 (+17% – 0.7 rating vs. 0.6 rating).
by Stage Tube - Jan 8, 2020
Charlize Theron stars as former FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly in the movie “Bombshell,” which centers on the women embroiled in the sexual assault scandal at the network. The Oscar winner explained to Ellen how it was unexpected that a feminist movement would launch at a workplace known for its conservative views.
by Isabella Perrone - Jan 8, 2020
Beatriz Pizano has had the kind of career many people dream about; after nearly three decades in the Toronto theatre scene, she founded a?" and is currently Artistic Director of a?" Aluna Theatre, won a number of Dora Awards, travelled the world to study with masters of the craft, and much more. Her latest project might be her most ambitious to date, though a?" and it's about to premiere.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Winter Park Playhouse starts the new calendar year with the Off-Broadway hit - Beehive: 60's Musical opening January 24 and running through February 22, 2020. This testament to female empowerment in the 1960's is an energetic musical filled with the most popular songs of the decade. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Saturday matinee performances at 2 p.m. and select Friday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Underscore Theatre Company will present its 6th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, created to showcase and support the growing field of musical theatre creators from Chicago and beyond. The 2020 Festival features full productions of eight new musicals, plus two pay-what-you-can staged readings and a showcase of 10-minute musicals. The Festival will be performed simultaneously on two stages from February 3 - 23, 2020 at The Edge Theater: the Broadway (5451 N. Broadway) and the Off Broadway (1133 W. Catalpa Ave.) in Chicago Edgewater neighborhood. Each full production will receive at least five performances during the Festival. Tickets are currently available at www.cmtf.org. The press 'Sneak Preview,' featuring a sampling of songs from the 2020 Festival, is Monday, February 3 at 8 pm.
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 7, 2020
The Wild Woman of Cabaret is back with her summer smash hit THE BRASS MENAGERIE. Stephen Mosher talks with Amy Jo Jackson just days before her encore run at The Duplex opens
by TV Scoop - Jan 7, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE BACHELOR, airing on ABC on Monday, January 13, 2020!
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Veteran producer Effie T. Brown (Dear White People, Project Greenlight, Real Women Have Curves) has been named the new CEO of Gamechanger, which launched in 2013 as the first film financing fund by and for women. Brown is broadening the fund's scope to include projects by and about people of color, LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities. Gamechanger is also expanding into television and digital content with a new, fully monetized development fund that will enable it to buy, option and develop IP for television, streaming and digital platforms.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Boone Dog Productions presents playwright Robert Harling's warm and witty Steel Magnolias from February 14-March 8, 2020, at The Nest (1398 Cartwright St). Featuring an all-female collective of Vancouver-based performers, this beloved story of camaraderie and fierce loyalty epitomizes Southern charm and unwavering strength in the face of triumphs and tragedies. Based on true events, and widely known for the hit film adaptation starring Julia Roberts, the timeless drama follows a young woman as she grapples with a life-altering medical diagnosis.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Infinite Variety Productions invite you to be part of a terrifying immersive theatrical experience: Nellie and the Women of Blackwell. The event runs January 30-March 7 at Wildrence, 59 Canal Street between Allen and Orchard Street in Manhattan's Lower East Side.https://www.wildrence.com/nellie-and-the-women-of-blackwell. This is based on a True Story
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
RhinoFest, Curious Theatre Branch and B Mor Productions are proud to partner on the premiere of WHOA MAN, a one-woman show by Briana Morris on February 22 at 2pm & February 23 at 7pm. In this one woman show, WHOA MAN, Briana Morris dreads turning 30 and celebrating her milestone birthday, so she turns to the women in her family to help resolve this quarter life crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
For International Women's Month, Kentucky to the World is teaming up with the LEE Initiative for a dynamic program featuring female speakers from Louisville's booming culinary arts ecosystem. In addition to the lively conversation about the past, present and future of female chefs at the forefront of Kentucky's national culinary contributions, The LEE Initiative will be announcing the new mentees selected for Season 3 of The Women Chefs Initiative live on stage.
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2020
New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian's world premiere stage adaptation of his novel MIDWIVES is set to kick off 2020 in George Street Playhouse's new home at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. Performances begin next Tuesday, January 21st. In this brief rehearsal video, the production's leading ladies discuss Bohjalian's gripping new play.
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2020
Ari Afsar, who was the original Eliza Hamilton in Chicago's production of Hamilton, has released the first song from the upcoming musical Jeannette, which she created and is the composer and lyricist for. Check out the new music video to see Ari alongside Musicality, perform 'We Won't Sleep,' which she wrote with Nathan Fertig!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Chairman Mary Anne Carter announced today that organizations in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, will receive federal funding for arts projects from the National Endowment for the Arts in this round of fiscal year 2020 funding. Overall, 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million will provide Americans opportunities for arts participation, and this year include projects that celebrate the Women's Suffrage Centennial.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Miami New Drama Artistic Director Michel Hausmann has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of A Wonderful World, a new musical based on the life and songs of jazz legend and American icon Louis Armstrong. The production will play the Colony Theatre (1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL.) from March 5 - April 5, with opening night set for March 14.
by Courtney Symes - Jan 15, 2020
In a place somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, NC, lies the Double Cupp Diner and Pump Boys Filling Station. Go on in and grab yourself a piece of pie! Rhetta and Prudie will take good care of you while Jim, L.M., Jackson, and Eddie top off your car. If you're lucky, you may even bear witness to some of the toe-tapping tunes they belt out. Though it's a lesser-known show, Pump Boys and Dinettes was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical and four Drama Desk Awards in 1982. It's more concert than musical, but the country/rock/blues score promises to give you a surprisingly entertaining hour and a half full of corny jokes and energetic performances.
by Review Roundups - Jan 15, 2020
My Name is Lucy Barton starring Laura Linney opens tonight at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) has been approved for a $30,000 Art Works grant to support the World Premiere production of 1001 Nights (A Retelling) by Evren Odcikin and Leila Buck.  The National Endowment for the Arts has approved 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million in the first round of fiscal year 2020 funding to support arts projects in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Chanticleers Theatre (a?oeChanticleersa??) is proud to present Steel Magnolias, a play by Robert Harling. The show will run from February 7, 2020 through March 1, 2020: Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. All performances will take place at Chanticleers Theater, 3683 Quail Avenue, Castro Valley Community Center Park, Castro Valley, California. Tickets are $22-$27 each and may be purchased online at https://chanticleers.org/ or by calling 510-SEE-LIVE (510-733-5483). Group discounts also available.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
A whip-smart new adaptation of a raucous 70s farce by Dario Fo from ABC TV's comedy powerhouse Marieke Hardy, opens at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House this February starring the incomparable Helen Thomson (STC's Mary Stuart).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Mikron Theatre are aiming to score with their next theatrical offering for their 49th year of touring. They will be premiering Amanda Whittington's new play Atalanta Forever which looks at the story of the pioneering women in football in 1920.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Louise Redknapp and Brian Conley will return to play Violet Newstead and Franklin Hart Jnr respectively in 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at The Savoy Theatre from February 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the Northern California Premiere of Laurel Ollstein's They Promised Her The Moon. This riveting play shares the incredible, true story of Jerrie Cobb, a world record-holding female aviator who dreamt of flying among the stars. At the height of the Space Race, Cobb and her female peers in the Mercury 13 program trained to become astronauts, ready to join their male counterparts in space and change history, but they never got the chance. A favorite from TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2018 New Works Festival, They Promised Her The Moon will be directed by TheatreWorks Artistic Associate and Director of New Works Giovanna Sardelli.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the full company for the world premiere of Eduardo Machado's (Havana Is Waiting, The Cook) Celia and Fidel.
by TV Scoop - Jan 14, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE BACHELOR, airing on ABC on Monday, January 20, 2020!
by Shari Barrett - Jan 13, 2020
Playwright Robert Harling based the STEEL MAGNOLIAS story on his experience with the death of his diabetic sister. As her best friend and closest sibling, Harling found it difficult to cope with losing her, and his friends advised him to write about his feelings as a coping method. What began as a short story then evolved into a full-length play due to the complexity of the relationships and emotions that existed among the female characters who are a?oeas delicate as magnolias but as tough as steela?? who utilize humor and lighthearted conversations to cope with the seriousness of life's underlying situations.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Wonderspaces, an experiential, interactive arts venue, announces the grand opening of its largest location to date, right here in Philadelphia at the Fashion District. Building on the success of annual pop-up shows in San Diego, and its first permanent location in Scottsdale, AZ, Wonderspaces will open a 24,000 square foot new gallery space in late-January.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Asolo Rep continues its 2019-20 season with George Brant's INTO THE BREECHES! Helmed by Cleveland Play House Artistic Director Laura Kepley, this bright new comedy, set during World War II, puts the women on the front lines. INTO THE BREECHES! previews February 12 and 13, opens February 14 and runs in rotating repertory through March 21 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the performing Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts is excited to announce its 2020-21 Theatre + Dance academic season. An exact schedule of performances will be released in August 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Producers Harriet Newman Leve, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner have announced a 2020 Broadway bound production of Last Summer at Bluefish Cove.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Since its founding in 1989, Ma-Yi Theater Company has distinguished itself as one of the country's leading incubators of new work shaping the national discourse about what it means to be Asian American today.
by Isabella Perrone - Jan 12, 2020
Aluna Theatre and Nightwood Theatre's production of THE SOLITUDES, directed by Bea Pizano, is an interesting glimpse into the lives of eight very different women's lives, histories, and bloodlines. Despite strong creative elements and performances, the dozens of ideas that are brought up rarely connect; at times this might be intentional, to show the differences between the women, but even in moments where there is opportunity for connection and healing over common trauma, actors remain isolated in their own stories.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2020
by The Marriage Matinee - Jan 12, 2020
STEEL MAGNOLIAS is a much beloved play and film full of the charms of the South and the wit and resilience of the women who inhabit it. It has so many timeless themes, like the bonds of womanhood, the trials of courtship, the anxieties of motherhood and aging. What makes it such an enduring presence on the stage is the way these themes interweave to create peaks of humor and valleys of tragedy that ultimately show a beauty salon is more than a place to beautify. It is a place to forge friendships that are there to catch you when you fall.
by Tyler Hinton - Jan 11, 2020
MARY STUART at Pioneer Theatre Company is a well-acted and thought-provoking look at two of the most powerful women in history.
by TV Scoop - Jan 10, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE UNICORN, airing on CBS on Thursday, January 16, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
The Spring Lake Theatre Company will present the award-winning and revolutionary 1776 the Musical - with a twist!
by Morgan Donohue - Jan 10, 2020
On two cold January nights, The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts lobby smelled like a delicious pie shop, and the main stage was alive with a story about complicated love, motherhood, and finding the courage to make significant changes.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Golden Thread Productions celebrates the centennial of U.S. Women's Right to Vote with a women-led lineup of international women playwrights in 2020. The Season of International Women extends the multifaceted discourse and unique stories of the evolving agency of Middle East women. Golden Thread expands its legacy of launching the voices of countless Middle Eastern American theatre artists by introducing three contemporary Middle Eastern voices to the American stage.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's performance series, MetLiveArts, Announces the 2020 Winter/Spring Season.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Shakespeare's Globe has announced full casting for the next two productions opening in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in February: The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Maria Gaitanidi, and Thomas Middleton's Women Beware Women, directed by Amy Hodge.
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