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by Katricia Lang - Sep 9, 2014
The Trebuchet Players' production of DESDEMONA: A PLAY ABOUT A HANDKERCHIEF features top-notch acting and an emotional depth so luxurious you could get lost in it. Homegrown talent Bryan Maynard's silly, self-aware, but not self-serious, play WAITING FOR OTHELLO features equally talented performers and loads of humor. Both plays poke fun at ridiculous gender stereotypes while evoking laughter and tears in equal measure.
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 4, 2014
DUNKIRK, Md.
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 25, 2015
It's way past 1984. Your toothbrush, your coffee maker and your Rice Krispies are running your life. But don't worry... Big Data Is Watching You! Welcome to Goozle Earth, a dystopia where the all-knowing and all-powerful force of Big Data rules humanity through the Internet of Things and the corporate power of Goozle Inc. Where English and every possible combination of words has been copyrighted and the only law is the Terms of Service, which has been replaced by the Terms of Servitude. Where the proudly psychopathic Higgs, Caesar and Emperor Omnipotent (CEO) of Goozle Inc., is determined to launch the Next Big Thing. Smith, a happy native of this paradise, wanders off the grid and discovers sex, the knowledge of good and evil, and the pursuit of Happiness. Can he save the human race from the Next Big Thing? To review the book on NetGalley visit - http://netgal.ly/w4Iwve Book Details: 'Big Data Is Watching You!' By Bruce Hartman Publisher: Swallow Tail Press Release Date: November 10, 2015 ISBN: 978-0988918153 Pages: 243 Genre: Fiction; dystopian; humor About The Author: Bruce Hartman has worked as a bookseller, piano teacher and attorney. He is the author of five previous novels, including 'The Rules Of Dreaming' and 'The Philisophical Detective.' His most recent book is 'A Butterfly In Philidelphia.' He lives with his wife in Philadelphia. For review copies, author interviews, or more information please contact: Bruce Hartman Email: brucehartman99 (at) gmail.com Website: http://www.brucehartmanbooks.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BruceHartmanAuthorPage Twitter: https://twitter.com/BHart_man
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014
The Geffen Playhouse announces its production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Discord begins previews on October 7 with the press opening on October 15. The closing date is currently scheduled for November 16.
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 15, 2014
Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey of Madison are co-producing the premiere production of Richard Dresser's 100 Years. This dark comedy set sometime in the not-too-distant future has been developed on stages across the country before coming to New Jersey. 100 Years plays October 2 through 19, with talkbacks following the October 5 and 12 matinees.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014
The Geffen Playhouse announces its production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Discord begins previews tonight, October 7 with the press opening on October 15. The closing date is currently scheduled for November 16.
by Matt Sowell - Oct 3, 2014
Thousand Oaks, Calif… From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, MEMPHIS is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. A crowd-pleaser that brings audiences to their feet with an "only in America" message that speaks to all generations, MEMPHIS sets a story of tolerance and the pursuit of happiness to a classic rock beat. Cabrillo Music Theatre's brand-new production of MEMPHIS, the first in this part of the country, opens on Friday, November 14th, 2014, playing until Sunday, November 23rd, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. Take Cabrillo to MEMPHIS for a rockin' 'n' rollin' feel-good time!
by Shari Barrett - Oct 17, 2014
DISCORD brings three great thinkers together in a room which appears to be a holding cell for heaven. They enter according to the time period in which they lived: first Thomas Jefferson, then Charles Dickens, and finally Count Leo Tolstoy. When each enters through the only door, it closes and locks, blocking the only way out. Thus begins their examination of why they have been brought together, what they could possibly have in common, and how can they possibly escape? It's a blistering battle of wits for the ages.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014
The Geffen Playhouse production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, is now performing at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Due to popular demand, the production has extended now through November 23.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014
The Geffen Playhouse announces its production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Discord began previews on October 7 with the press opening tonight, October 15. The closing date is currently scheduled for November 16.
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 13, 2015
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, is set to celebrate Thanksgiving in style with a special prix fixe menu from Executive Chef Lynn Bound. On Thursday, November 26, indulge in a Thanksgiving dinner that combines time-honored holiday tradition with the exceptional creativity and quality that exemplifies Chef Bound's food program at Feinstein's/54 Below. The $85 prix fixe includes 3 courses and traditional family-style Thanksgiving sides. Reservations for dinner can be made from 4:00PM - 5:30PM by calling (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, is set to celebrate Thanksgiving in style with a special prix fixe menu from Executive Chef Lynn Bound.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2015
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, is set to celebrate Thanksgiving in style with a special prix fixe menu from Executive Chef Lynn Bound.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 23, 2015
For her annual Thanksgiving week show at 54 Below, Callaway crafted an exciting world premiere night of music centered on the songs of women songwriters who have inspired her. BroadwayWorld was there along with Michael Feinstein, Ginny Mancinni, Arlene Dahl, Clint Holmes, Marc Cherry and others. Billie Holiday's 'God Bless the Child,' Carole King's 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow?', and Dorothy Field's 'The Way You Look Tonight' are among the gems carefully chosen by he Platinum-selling composer and lyricist. Classics by Peggy Lee, Joni Mitchell, and Cynthia Weil, as well as songs by friends Michelle Brourman and Amanda McBroom reflect the unique female perspective on love, life, and the pursuit of happiness.
by Walter McBride - Nov 23, 2015
For her annual Thanksgiving week show at Feinstein's/54 Below, Ann Hampton Callaway has crafted an exciting world premiere night of music centered on the songs of women songwriters who have inspired her. Billie Holiday's "God Bless the Child," Carole King's "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?", and Dorothy Field's "The Way You Look Tonight" are among the gems carefully chosen by he Platinum-selling composer and lyricist. Classics by Peggy Lee, Joni Mitchell, and Cynthia Weil, as well as songs by friends Michelle Brourman and Amanda McBroom reflect the unique female perspective on love, life, and the pursuit of happiness.
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 23, 2015
This week FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by Louisa Brady - Nov 22, 2015
Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Telly Leung: Songs For You CD Release; Ann Hampton Callaway Celebrates Women Songwriters; Lena Hall: The Villa Satori - Growing up Haight Ashbury; Laurie Beechman Tribute at the Metropolitan Room; and Sondheim Unplugged.
by Walter McBride - Nov 21, 2015
Performers Ann Hampton Callaway, Norm Lewis, and Lena Hall recently previewed their Feinstein's/54 Below shows, and BroadwayWorld was on the scene! Check out photos of the actors below!
by Christina Mancuso - Nov 17, 2015
Habeeb Malik, PhD., an educational advisor and writer, has completed his first book 'The Qur'an And The Pursuit of Happiness': a gripping and potent exploration of the Qur'an and the promises it makes to those who follow its teachings.
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 16, 2015
This week FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by Louisa Brady - Nov 15, 2015
Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Liz Robertson: Songs From My Trunk; Julia Murney at 54 Below; Sally Ann Triplett at 54 Below; Feminine Persuasion: Ann Hampton Callaway Celebrates Women Songwriters; and Adam Pascal at 54 Below. 
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 10, 2014
Everyone knows the story of Paul Revere and his famous midnight ride to warn colonial forces of the British approach. But history books don't tell of the man who sent Revere on his mission: Joseph Warren, America's least remembered founding father. Uncover the forgotten history of Warren and stories of other unsung heroes in our fight for independence in THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, a new three-part miniseries premiering on Monday, December 15 at 9 & 10pm ET and on Tuesday, December 16 at 9pm ET.
by Tyler Peterson - May 5, 2015
 Mixed Magic Theatre at Lorraine Mills will present FRANKENSTEIN, Adapted by Ricardo Pitts-Wiley from May 15-24. Call 401-305-7333 or visit WWW.MMTRI.COM for tickets.
by Caryn Robbins - May 29, 2015
Please see below for Fandor 's June releases, including film highlights, special spotlights and Criterion Collection films.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015
 Mixed Magic Theatre at Lorraine Mills will present FRANKENSTEIN, Adapted by Ricardo Pitts-Wiley from tonight, May 15-24. Call 401-305-7333 or visit WWW.MMTRI.COM for tickets.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015
Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to kick-off its 2015-16 season with the Midwest premiere of MIRACLE!, the wickedly funny parody of The Miracle Worker as reimagined by Dan Savage, one of the country's leading writers/speakers/podcasters on sex, sexuality and GLBTQ issues, and directed by Derek Van Barham. MIRACLE! will play tonight, May 14 - July 10, 2015 at the newly-remodeled Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood.
by David Clarke - Mar 27, 2015
The Bechdel family is moving into Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre. To get the inside scoop on the highly-anticpated Broadway transfer from The Public Theater, BroadwayWorld chatted with Emily Skeggs, who plays Medium Alison, about the universally relatable musical.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015
Katie Thompson (Giant) and Tamika Sonja Lawrence (If/Then) join Kimberly Marable (The Lion King) making her solo debut at 42West. The evening will feature a funked up and jazzed down concert of music and storytelling including Anne Fraser Thomas (Broadway Inspirational Voices), Phyre Hawkins (The Book of Mormon) and Melvin Abston (Sister Act) Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 8PM.
by Matt Smith - Mar 13, 2015
Lexington, KY—Governor A. B. “Happy” Chandler is purported to have called Kentucky the only state to join the Confederacy after the Civil War was over. Whether one considers the Commonwealth a Southern state or not is a matter of debate, but today it is more closely associated with the South than the other Civil War border states. How did Kentucky go from a state which refused to secede and sent between 60,000 and 75,000 more men into the Union army than the Confederate one to one whose enduring images are Southern—from the bow-tied colonel to white-columned mansions and mint juleps?
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 4, 2014
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 4, 2014
The Theatre @ Boston Court and Circle X Theatre Co. present Stupid Fucking Bird, by Aaron Posner, directed by Michael Michetti. Opening night is Saturday, June 28, 2014 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014
The Theatre @ Boston Court and Circle X Theatre Co. present Stupid Fucking Bird, by Aaron Posner, directed by Michael Michetti. Opening night is Today, June 28, 2014 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue.
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 26, 2015
Below, check out how Broadway stars reacted to the historic ruling
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 26, 2015
President Obama went before the nation to comment on today's Supreme Court ruling in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. Read the full speech and watch the video below!
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 17, 2014
The Theatre @ Boston Court and Circle X Theatre Co. announce the extension of Stupid Fucking Bird by Aaron Posner, directed by Michael Michetti, through August 10, 2014.??
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 26, 2015
Eric Krebs is pleased to present HBO Def Poet and award-winning playwright and actor Brian Dykstra in the Off-Broadway premiere of his new solo comedy, Brian Dykstra $elling Out. This uncensored, highly charged one-man tour-de-force is a hilarious and impassioned examination of the corrupting influence of money and the pursuit of happiness. Directed by his long-time collaborator Margarett Perry, performances begin on January 27 at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street - just east of Broadway). Opening night is set for Monday, February 9 at 7:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016
Aaron Posner's STUPID F-ING BIRD begins performances tonight, January 21, and runs until February 6, 2016 at The Wilbury Group. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016
Aaron Posner's STUPID F-ING BIRD begins performances this Thursday, January 21, and runs until February 6, 2016 at The Wilbury Group. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by Anna Bencivengo - Jan 14, 2015
Eric Krebs is pleased to present HBO Def Poet and award-winning playwright and actor Brian Dykstra in the Off-Broadway premiere of his new solo comedy, Brian Dykstra $elling Out.
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 23, 2015
Bryan Campione (Broadway Buzz, LLC) and Jacob Langfelder present; "KIMBERLY MARABLE: Soul & Substance". Making her solo debut at 42West, the evening will feature a funked up and jazzed down concert of music and storytelling with special guests from the worlds of stage and screen including Anne Fraser Thomas (Broadway Inspirational Voices), Phyre Hawkins (The Book of Mormon), Melvin Abston (Sister Act) and more. The concert takes place Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 8PM. 42West is located at 514 West 42nd Street. www.42WestNY.com.
by Christina Mancuso - Dec 18, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -
by Christina Mancuso - Aug 27, 2014
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ With a sudden surge in feminist proclamations, Morgan Brittany, Ann-Marie Murrell, and Dr. Gina Loudon are on a mission to flip feminism by rallying American women to reclaim the power of their voices, and reframe the way women think about the power they have to make a lasting difference wherever they are. Think Spartan warriors in heels.
by Christina Mancuso - Apr 17, 2014
Denver, Colo.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015
The Wilbury Theatre Group's Founding Artistic Director Josh Short has announced the Group's 2015-16 season, including a new drama from one of New York's most promising young playwrights, the world premiere of a new play by Wilbury playwright-in-residence Ben Jolivet, two of the most acclaimed off-Broadway musicals of the last few years, an irreverent new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, and the New England premiere of Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015
Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to kick-off its 2015-16 season with the Midwest premiere of MIRACLE!, the wickedly funny parody of The Miracle Worker as reimagined by Dan Savage, one of the country's leading writers/speakers/podcasters on sex, sexuality and GLBTQ issues, and directed by Derek Van Barham. MIRACLE! will play May 14 - July 10, 2015 at the newly-remodeled Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood.