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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 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 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 BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces four additional commissioned playwrights as a part of Power Plays, an ambitious initiative commissioning and developing 25 new plays and musicals from a diverse mix of writers, composers and lyricists over the course of 10 years. Playwrights Lauren Yee, Zack Zadek, Emily Feldman and Karen Zacarías join previously commissioned playwrights with projects underway, including Eduardo Machado, whose Power Play Celia and Fidel, a perceptive and authentic look at Fidel Castro's most trusted confidant and political partner, Celia Sánchez, enjoys its world premiere in Arena's Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, February 28 through April 12, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Executive and Artistic Director Keith Gerth and Associate Artistic Director Stephen Smith of the Oil Lamp Theater in Glenview announce their next production, Neil Simon's dramatic comedy Jake's Women. This production is directed by Josh Johnson and will be performed from January 16th through March 1st 2020 at 1723 Glenview Road in Glenview.
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 6, 2020
Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) celebrates its 60th birthday on Saturday, February 8 at 8 pm with Broadway Inside Out, a thrilling evening of gender-swapped songs from Broadway musicals directed by Executive Artistic Director Marilyn Langbehn, with music direction by Sheela Ramesh, and choreography by Allison Paraiso-Silicani. Tickets for Broadway Inside Out are $50 each; all proceeds benefit CCCT's Main Stage and summer drama camp programming. To purchase or for more information visit www.ccct.org or call 510-524-9012.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Las Fridas returns for a limited New York engagement in January 2020 after its November 2019 run sold out 5 performances. The 60-minute duet is inspired by the life and work of Mexican painter and revolutionary, Frida Kahlo. This season, the audience has the opportunity to experience the surreal 60-minute work in an intimate setting with limited seating: Mark DeGarmo Dance Studio Theater 310.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Community Arts Music Association (CAMA) of Santa Barbara will present a free, public lecture immediately prior to each of its six International Series concerts through the remainder of the 2019-20 season beginning January 27. A project of the CAMA Women's Board, the lectures will take place at the Santa Barbara Central Library's Faulkner Gallery and (in one case) the New Vic Theater. Lectures start at 6:45 pm unless otherwise noted. International Series concerts are presented at the Granada Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Thrice to Mine, an original and stirring imagining of the life of Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth written and performed by award-winning actor Roxanne Fay, in the Studio Theatre of HCC-Ybor City, on the corner of East Palm Ave. and Avenida Republica de Cuba, on January 24 and 25 at 8 PM. All proceeds from this special benefit performance will go toward paying the artists involved in TampaRep's spring production of Shakespeare's King Lear.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
The Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts (CCCEPA) magnet program at Pebblebrook High School presents the hit Broadway musical 9 To 5 The Musical January 30 - February 2 at the Cobb Civic Center's Anderson Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
The Ivoryton Playhouse is thrilled to announce the date of its Fourth Annual Women Playwrights Initiative a?" 4 x 4 in 2020.
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2020
In 2019, fourth quarter and in December, ESPN maintained its leadership position among cable networks in delivering the valuable young male audience.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020
Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) will present a return engagement of the The Movement Theatre Company (Producing Artistic Leadership Team David Mendizábal, Deadria Harrington, Eric Lockley, Taylor Reynolds) staging of Aleshea Harris' What to Send Up When It Goes Down, directed by Whitney White. The production runs June 24 - July 19, 2020 (opening June 30, 2020) at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42 Street). 'It's an honor to include this extraordinary piece in our Redux Series, which expands the audience reach for vital new plays that premiered to limited runs elsewhere,' Playwrights Horizons Associate Artistic Director Adam Greenfield said. 'Aleshea Harris' play is an urgent, visceral, kaleidoscopic reckoning with racialized police violence in America-and a theatrical experience that demands our attention.'
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 3, 2020
There is a genre of musical theater play that has been named the Jukebox Musical. Some consider this type of play with a fair amount of derision, while others embrace the artform; those who do not favor the Jukebox Musical are always sure to coat the words with disdain upon utterance. Perhaps that is why John Lloyd Young calls Jersey Boys a Catalog Musical. It cannot be denied that Catalog Musical is a more elegant way of referring to a piece of theater built around a score that was not originally written for the stage, and it is not an inaccurate appelation. These plays are built around the catalog of music created by a certain musical artist. Whether using the phrase Jukebox Musical or Catalog Musical, there is no disputing the fact that the play Jersey Boys broke free of the derisive attitudes about the category, raised the bar for the plays that would follow, and made John Lloyd Young a star in 2005. The year is now 2020 and John Lloyd Young is still a star, and though his long overdue return to Broadway is still a breathless anticipation, as long as there are clubs, concert halls, and cabarets the fans of the much awarded Young will have a place to shower him with the adulation he has earned and continues to, with every performance. Make no mistake about it: when you pay to see a John Lloyd Young show, you get your money's worth.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
Conejo Players Theatre, the longest-running community theatre in the Conejo Valley, has announced its 2020 Season a?" featuring an incredible 9 shows. There's something fun for everyone!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
In keeping with its mission to present global music to a global community, Flushing Town Hall's popular series of Global Mashups returns in 2020 for its seventh season, bringing together a truly international array of artists in concert and collaboration.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019
Jon Lawrence Rivera, Artistic Director of Playwrights' Arena - the first and oldest theater dedicated to discovering, nurturing, and producing original works written exclusively by Los Angeles playwrights - has announced its 2020 Season of World Premieres which include: RED INK by Steven Leigh Morris, A HIT DOG WILL HOLLER by Inda Craig-Galván, and FABULOUS MONSTERS by Diana Burbano.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2019
When Connecticut-born and Cape Cod-raised Julie Reyburn launched her cabaret performing career in 2000 with the show Fate Is Kind, it began a meteoric rise in the New York nightclub scene. Over the next dozen years, Julie would win seven major solo cabaret awards (including three MACs, two Bistros, the first ever a?oeNightlife Awarda?? in 2003, and the prestigious Julie Wilson Award from the Mabel Mercer Foundation in 2007). While during the subsequent eight years, Julie often performed one-off solo shows, in group variety shows, and was a founding member of the MAC Award-Winning vocal group Marquee Five, she tabled creating a solo show run to concentrate on raising her two children.
by TV Scoop - Dec 23, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on the Season Premiere of THE BACHELOR, airing on ABC on Monday, January 6, 2020!
by TV News Desk - Dec 23, 2019
NBC Sports Group – the home to many of sports media's first-ever game presentations on radio, television, and live streaming – next week completes the Decade of the 2010s, which was highlighted by viewership records, milestones and firsts.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
Brighton Dome dives into the new decade with another packed season of music, dance, comedy, film, talks and much more!
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 20, 2019
For a composer so well known for his dramatic operas--SALOME and ELEKTRA the most famous of them--Richard Strauss's most popular work remains the more comic DER ROSENKAVALIER, which just made its season debut under the scintillating baton of Sir Simon Rattle, with a bevy of first-rate singers.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
The Detroit Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of an exciting new play by playwright Desireé York. The Puppeteer opens on January 9, 2020 and will run until March 15, 2020. The Puppeteer won the Kennedy Center's Rosa Parks Playwriting Award for the most outstanding play on the subject of social justice.
by Hannah Wing - Dec 19, 2019
Jersey Boys, directed by Des McAnuff, is a typical, fast paced jukebox musical full of popular songs, but the storyline doesn't hit the right notes.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
The Old Globe today announced it will present the seventh annual Powers New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by some of the most exciting voices writing for the American theatre today, playing January 10a?'12, 2020. Playwrights include Chad Beckim, Jiréh Breon Holder, Tony Meneses, and Karen Zacarías; directors include Shelley Butler, Edward Torres, and James Vásquez.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
Theodora Skipitares has achieved renown for her large-scale puppetry epics on such topics as physics, genetics and medicine. An early American giant of science is the subject of her latest multi-media spectacle, 'The Transfiguration of Benjamin Banneker.' It celebrates the life of the free black man who, living in Maryland from 1731 to 1806, became one of his era's most outstanding engineers and astronomers. La MaMa will present the world premiere of the piece January 23 to February 2 in its Ellen Stewart Theatre, at 66 East Fourth Street.
by Steve Murray - Dec 17, 2019
Four-time Obie Award-winner Caryl Churchill is the pre-eminent writer of feminist themes involving sexual politics, abuses of power and gender equality. There's no better metaphor of these themes than the witch hunts of 17th century England which provide the backstory of Vinegar Tom, an allegory that rings so true today. The play, which includes a modern score by Diana Lawrence sung by a Greek chorus dressed as street walkers, bridges time to illustrate the continuity of women's struggle against shaming, disempowerment and inequality. In director Ariel Craft's skillful hands, Churchill's sad satire blazes anew with a remarkable cast and technical crew that conjure both history and the present in vivid detail.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
On Monday 16th December, two West Ham United's top women's players paid a visit to excited families at Stratford Circus Arts Centre, with the Club supporting the initiative for the third year running. Fresh from a 7-0 victory over Crystal Palace, goalkeeper Anna Moorhouse and defender Brooke Hendrix came along in support of the venue's Full Hearts Full Tummies campaign. The initiative raises money to make Christmas a magical one for families in difficult circumstances in Newham and Tower Hamlets who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford a seasonal treat.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
The writing team of Ames and Platz makes their Off-Broadway debut in I Can Mansplain at the Triad Theatre January 17 &18. A straight white man falls in love with, is broken by, and tries to fix the women in his life a?" what a concept! But in a?oeI Can Mansplain,a?? it's not so simple. A young man, self-assured yet self-sacrificing, examines the women he comes into contact with in all their glory and flaws, but how much will the desire to fix them end up breaking him? It's an old story of masculinity, a new story of femininity, and a journey of human beings loving, losing, and longing to be taken care of.
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
Today, Vagabon (aka Lætitia Tamko) has shared a live video for 'Every Woman,' a standout track from her critically acclaimed self-titled album, featuring special guest Angel Olsen on backing vocals. The video was filmed by Conor Hagen earlier this month at Oakland's Fox Theatre during Vagabon's recently-wrapped full US tour with Angel Olsen.
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
What does a hard-charging career woman from a family of elite lawyers, a delightfully quirky bombshell full of self-doubt, a beauty who can be a real beast, a gorgeous girl next door who is a hoopster at heart and a sophisticated city girl who speaks her mind all have in common? They're all on the hunt for love with Peter Weber when the 24th edition of “The Bachelor” premieres with a blockbuster three-hour special, MONDAY, JAN. 6 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
All-female, singer-songwriter collective, Song Suffragettes has produced a new version of Taylor Swift's song “The Man” from her current album Lover.  Seventeen Song Suffragettes provide vocals on the track that was produced by fellow Song Suffragette Tasji. The song is available everywhere music is streamed or sold.
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
Following a much-buzzed about DragonCon sneak peek, SYFY Wire has acquired the 7-episode short-form series LOOKING FOR LEIA from independent filmmaker Annalise Ophelian and her production company, Floating Ophelia Productions. Set for a multiplatform debut Saturday, December 21, all seven episodes will be available on SYFY.com, VOD, YouTube and NBCU's OneApp, with two episodes airing back-to-back on the SYFY linear television network at 11/10c.
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Dec 15, 2019
Fascinating Aïda's new show offers irreverent looks to growing old, politics, the environment, dogging, and everything in between. Having gone a?oefungala?? with 'Dogging' and the infamously naughty 'Try Not To Be a C**t, It's Christmas', the group are now playing a limited four-week season at the Queen Elizabeth Hall before a spring tour in 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
The La Paloma Prisoner Project is Raquel Almaƶán's theatre and outreach project about the reclamation of identity by incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women, and sharing those stories through workshops, advocacy and community partnerships. Developed from her longstanding work with incarcerated and impacted communities, the associated play, LA PALOMA PRISONER, directed by Estefanía Fadul, will have its World Premiere at Next Door @ New York Theatre Workshop (79 East 4th Street between Bowery & 2nd Avenue) alongside a series of initiatives aimed at raising awareness and inciting action towards the end of global mass incarceration. The play is a New Georges Supported Production. Performances begin April 19, 2020 and run through May 9, 2020. Tickets will be available at https://www.nytw.org/show/la-paloma-prisoner/. To make an advance reservation, please visit www.lapalomaprisonerproject.com
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) hosted its 28th annual Women in Entertainment breakfast gala presented by Lifetime today, honoring Reese Witherspoon with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award and Ronan Farrow with the Equity in Entertainment Award. This year's honorees were joined by best-selling author, entrepreneur and political activist Stacey Abrams, who delivered the keynote speech. The event – held at MILK Studios in Los Angeles – coincided with the publication of THR's annual Power 100 Women in Entertainment issue, guest edited by Olivia Wilde.
by Review Roundups - Dec 11, 2019
DOLLY PARTON'S SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CAROL is based on the novel 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by David H. Bell, Paul T. Couch and Curt Wollan. It features a book by David H. Bell and music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. The production is directed by Curt Wollan with choreography by John Deitrich.
by Juan Michael Porter II - Dec 11, 2019
After experiencing a performance like last night's one yearns for another 1000 years of revelations. In keeping with honouring the affiliated school's anniversary, it feels comforting to know that there is a clear pipeline for keeping the company strong. Here's to a continued vision of strength in 2020.
by Christine Swerczek - Dec 11, 2019
The 50th Anniversary tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR opened at the Orpheum Theatre in Omaha last night with a few surprises. Unlike the plethora of productions performed in the past of this Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice collaboration, this production mixes a rock concert with an aggressive dance troupe resulting in riotous sight and sound. If you weren't awake when you entered the theatre, you were by the first stinging notes of the electric guitar.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and the design team for Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson, a captivating play based on the life of trail-blazing astronomer Henrietta Leavitt. The Ford's Theatre production is directed by Seema Sueko and features Laura C. Harris (Arena Stage's The Heiress, Signature Theatre's The Flick) as Henrietta Leavitt, Nora Achrati as Annie Jump Cannon, Emily Kester as Margaret Leavitt, Jonathan David Martin as Peter Shaw and Holly Twyford as Williamina Fleming. Performances are January 24 to February 23, 2020. A media performance is scheduled for January 29, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
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