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TFANA Announces 2018-19 Season; World Premiere Starring Jessica Hecht and More
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director), an award-winning company presenting Shakespeare alongside other classic and contemporary drama at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Downtown Brooklyn, is pleased to announce its 2018-19 season-the 39th since its founding in 1979. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Caryl Churchill's LOVE AND INFORMATION
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Sheffield Theatres today announces casting for the regional premiere of Caryl's Churchill's, Love and Information. Caroline Steinbeis directs Debbie Chazen, Marian McLoughlin, Mercy Ojelade, Ciaran Owens, Ian Redford and Sule Rimi. The production opens at Sheffield Theatres Studio on Monday 2 July, with previews from the Friday 29 June, and runs until Saturday 14 July. (more...)

STL to Premiere Of Drama Desk Winner THE REALISTIC JONESES
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

REBEL AND MISFITS PRODUCTIONS is thrilled to announce their upcoming production of "The Realistic Joneses" by award-winning Will Eno, presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. This production, directed by Edward M. Coffield, is the St. Louis premiere of arguably the best work yet from one of America's most clever and perceptive playwrights of the past decade. The event will run for three weeks, Thursday through Sunday, from July 26th through August 12th at the Kranzberg Arts Center Theater (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago Theatre Community Turn Out for League of Chicago Theatres Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

The League of Chicago Theatres held the 2018 Annual Gala, an elegant event that brings together friends of Chicago theatre to raise funds for programs to support Chicagoland's more than 250-member theatre companies. The event, which had 245 attendees and raised $125,000, was held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 E. Delaware Place.  (more...)

Documentary IN STITCHES Comes To Alexander Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2018

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Casting Announced For European Premiere of Arthur Miller's FINISHING THE PICTURE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Following his critically acclaimed, up-close reinvention of Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy and sell-out revival of The American Clock, multi-award-winning director Phil Willmott brings the intense focus of the intimate Finborough Theatre to bear on Miller's final work, Finishing The Picture, opening for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 12 June 2018 (Press Nights: Thursday, 14 June 2018 and Friday, 15 June 2018 at 7.30pm.) (more...)

'Icons of the Hellenic World' Opens at Museum of Russian Icons on June 22
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Icons of the Hellenic World will be the first major exhibition at the Museum of Russian Icons that focuses exclusively on Greek and Byzantine iconography. On view June 22 – October 21, 2018, the exhibit will delve deeply into the links and the continuity of Greek art and culture from Late Antiquity, through Byzantium, to the present. (more...)

Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE Hits Close to Home at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

A parable of mass hysteria that draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch hunts of 1692 and McCarthyism, which gripped America in the 1950s, The Crucible by Arthur Miller remains eerily timely in today's climate of fake news. Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, its own history firmly rooted in the McCarthy-era Hollywood blacklist - when actor Will Geer and his wife, Herta Ware, created the theater as a haven for blacklisted actors - opens a new production of Miller's modern classic onJune 30. Theatricum artistic director Ellen Geer, Will's daughter, is at the helm, with family members Thad Geer,Willow Geer and Melora Marshall featured in the cast. (more...)

Norah Jones' LIVE AT RONNIE SCOTT'S to be Released on DVD, Blu-ray, & Digital June 15
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2018

Norah Jones first emerged on the world stage with the 2002 release of Come Away With Me, her self-described “moody little record” that introduced a singular new voice and grew into a global phenomenon, sweeping the 2003 GRAMMY Awards and signalling a paradigm shift away from the prevailing pop music of the time. Since then, Jones has sold nearly 50 million albums worldwide and become a 9-time GRAMMY-winner. She has released a series of critically acclaimed and commercially successful solo albums, as well as albums with her collective bands The Little Willies and Puss N Boots. Her music weaves a rich tapestry that combines the threads of several bedrock styles of American music: country, folk, rock, soul and jazz, frequently transcending genres. Jones has collaborated with artists as diverse as Willie Nelson, Outkast, Herbie Hancock, Foo Fighters, and Danger Mouse, and been described as “pop music's mistress of alchemy…” (The Independent). (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company Announces 2018 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Andrew Borba and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy , is proud to announce mainstage programming for the 2018 summer season. (more...)

BWW Review: VIETGONE at Studio Theatre - It's like a Magic Carpet Ride!!
by Charles Shubow - May 10, 2018

A musical/play about Vietnamese refugees you will always remember. (more...)

BWW Review: VIETGONE at Studio Theatre is Anything but Typical
by Evann Normandin - May 1, 2018

Studio Theatre is serving up a spectacle of a show that mashes satire and high emotion. VIETGONE, directed by Natsu Onoda Power, presents a truly diverse story with the potential to challenge entrenched ideas about the Vietnam War and the immigrant experience. Playwright Qui Nguyen's fresh voice bounces off the rafters and finds its fullest embodiment in the company's impressive and expressive physicality. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll & More Take on Chekhov in New Trailer For THE SEAGULL
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

Check out the official trailer for Sony Pictures Classics' film adaptation of Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL, set to be released in May 2018. The film is directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer and adapted for the screen by Tony winner Stephen Karam. The Seagull is fresh and modern and as relevant now as when it was first produced in 1903 Russia. It is the story of eight people, all of whom are fatally in love with the wrong person. (more...)

VIETGONE Comes to Arkansas March 18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

The irreverent new comedy and recent off-Broadway hit Vietgonewill begin performances at TheatreSquared on March 14. Set in 1975 After The Fall of Saigon, this New York Times Critics' Pick is a stranger-than-fiction true love story between two refugees-who find each other on the other side of the world. Qui Nguyen, a playwright and screenwriter for Marvel Studios, deploys hip-hop, fight sequences, and up-to-the-minute pop culture references to tell his own origin story as his parents "meet cute" in the repurposed barracks of a relocation camp in Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. (more...)

Animus Theatre in association with The Dirty Blondes Present The New York Premiere Of Leslye Headland's SURFER GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Animus Theatre Company (Jonathan Judge-Russo, Founding Artistic Director), an artist-driven company whose mission is to explore and illuminate the resilience of the human spirit, is thrilled to announce that its 2018-2019 programming will kick-off this April with the New York premiere of Surfer Girl by acclaimed screen & playwright Leslye Headland (Assistance, Bachelorette). Performances of this exciting New York premiere will take place on Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 7:00pm (doors open 7:00pm, performance begins 7:30pm)beginning April 10 and continuing through May 30, 2018, at The Foley Gallery (59 Orchard Street, between Grand and Hester), located in Manhattan's esteemed Lower Eastside gallery district. (more...)

BWW Review: The Gamm's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT Can't Quite Connect
by Andria Tieman - Mar 14, 2018

The Gamm's current production A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT, is a play written by Nicholas Wright in 2013 based on the book of the same name by Dr. Pumala Gobodo-Madikizela about her time on South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which began in 1995 After The Fall of apartheid.  It's an incredibly interesting premise that deals with complex political and racial issues that should be both explored and remembered, but as a dramatic production, it falls unfortunately flat due to a number of factors both in the writing and the production of the play. (more...)

Photo Flash: Max Baker's HAL & BEE Receives NYC Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the NYC premiere of HAL & BEE, written by Max Baker and directed by Sarah Norris. Produced by Stable Cable Lab Co. and New Light Theater Project, HAL & BEE begins performances on Saturday, March 10 for a limited engagement through Saturday, March 31. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7:30 PM; Saturday at 7:30 PM; and Sunday at 2:30 PM. There are added matinee performances on Saturday, March 10 and Saturday, March 31 at 2:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison). Single tickets are $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members). Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org. (more...)

David Cromer to Direct NEXT TO NORMAL at Writers Theatre; Full Season Announcement
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the company's 2018/19 six-show season. Closing the season in the Nichols Theatre will be the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal, with music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, directed by David Cromer and music directed by Andra Velis Simon. (more...)

Tony-Winning Play THE HUMANS to Bring Tour to San Francisco Next June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

SHN today announced a special engagement of the most acclaimed American play in recent memory: The Humans, which will be coming to the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco from June 5 through 17, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sheffield Theatres Presents The Regional Première of LOVE AND INFORMATION
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Sheffield Theatres today announces casting for the regional premiere of Caryl's Churchill's, Love and Information. Caroline Steinbeis directs Debbie Chazen, Marian McLoughlin, Mercy Ojelade, Ciaran Owens, Ian Redford and Sule Rimi. The production opens at Sheffield Theatres Studio on Monday 2 July, with previews from the Friday 29 June, and runs until Saturday 14 July. (more...)

THE REALISTIC JONESES Gets St. Louis Premiere This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

REBEL AND MISFITS PRODUCTIONS is thrilled to announce their upcoming production of " The Realistic Joneses " by award - winning Will Eno, presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. (more...)

BWW Picks Stars We'd Love to See in Female GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Our team put our heads together to figure out who we'd want to appear in the production! Check out some of our picks below - and join in the coversation on Facebook and Twitter to share your thoughts! (more...)

Writers Theatre Opens 2018/19 Season With VIETGONE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2018/19 season with Qui Nguyen's Vietgone, featuring original music and music direction by Gabriel Ruiz, choreographed by Tommy Rapley and directed by Lavina Jadhwani. Vietgone runs August 15 - September 23, 2018 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Writers Theatre Opens 2018/19 Season With VIETGONE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2018/19 season with Qui Nguyen's Vietgone, featuring original music and music direction by Gabriel Ruiz, choreographed by Tommy Rapley and directed by Lavina Jadhwani. Vietgone runs August 15 - September 23, 2018 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE Love Story to Star Married Deaf Actors Troy Kotsur and Deanne Bray
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

An unforgettable love story inspired by one of the most romantic movies of all time. Stephen Sachs directs Deaf actors Deanne Bray (Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, Heroes) and Troy Kotsur (title role in Cyrano at the Fountain, Big River on Broadway) in Sachs' newest play, inspired by the screenplay for Noel Coward's Brief Encounter. The world premiere of Arrival & Departure will open on July 14 and continue through September 30 at the Fountain Theatre. The cast also features hearing actors Jessica Jade Andres, Adam Burch,Brian Robert Burns, Shon Fuller, Kyra Kotsur, Aurelia Myersand Stasha Surdyke. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere of FALL: Arthur Miller's Sad Secret
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 1, 2018

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller was renowned and celebrated for his masterpiece DEATH OF A SALESMAN, as well as ALL MY SONS and THE CRUCIBLE, plays in which issues of morality took center stage. He refused to name names when called before the House Un-American Activities Committee, spoke out agains the Vietnam War, and was an activist in many social causes, allowing him to be seen as the moral conscience of the nation. However, Bernard Weinraub reveals Miller's feet of clay in the world premiere of his play FALL, directed by Peter DuBois at Huntington Theatre Company's Calderwood Pavilion. (more...)


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Avant Bard Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

For its 29th season of making theatre on the edge, Avant Bard proudly announces three mainstage productions featuring classic comedies by Shakespeare and Moliere newly adapted for now, plus a contemporary classic by Suzan-Lori Parks. In keeping with the company's core commitment to affordability and access to timeless classics, Avant Bard also announces a new policy making Pay What You Will tickets available for every performance. (more...)

Writers Theatre Presents VIETGONE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2018/19 season with Qui Nguyen's Vietgone, directed by Lavina Jadhwani, featuring original music and music direction by Gabriel Ruiz and choreography by Tommy Rapley. Vietgone runs August 15 - September 23, 2018 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

STL to Premiere Of Drama Desk Winner THE REALISTIC JONESES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

REBEL AND MISFITS PRODUCTIONS is thrilled to announce their upcoming production of "The Realistic Joneses" by award-winning Will Eno, presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. This production, directed by Edward M. Coffield, is the St. Louis premiere of arguably the best work yet from one of America's most clever and perceptive playwrights of the past decade. The event will run for three weeks, Today through Sunday, from July 26th through August 12th at the Kranzberg Arts Center Theater (more...)

BWW Review: AVIGNON THEATRE FESTIVAL Presents ARCTIQUE By ANNE-CECILE VANDALEM
by Wesley Doucette - Jul 23, 2018

Anne-Cecile Vandalem's Arctique, now in production at the Avignon Theatre Festival's La FabricA, is a spectacular and rare diversion in a program laden with portentous prophesying. Equal parts Black Mirror and Murder on the Orient Express, Arctique is set After The Fall of global warming in 2025. Though, never mind that, the downfall of world order is simply a social backdrop. Doubt not however that Vandalem has made a deep social mythology to rival the best of the speculative fiction genre. It's just that, dramatically speaking, she simply has more pressing matters to deal with. (more...)

Richard Strauss' Handwritten Manuscript For 'Die Schweigsame Frau' To Be Auctioned
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

German composer Richard Strauss' manuscript for the final scene of his 1935 opera Die schweigsame Frau (The Silent Woman) will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on July 26, 2018. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up On VICE on HBO- Today, July 20, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Scoop: Coming Up On VICE on HBO- Today, July 20, 2018 (more...)

A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Comes to Walker
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Next up on Weston's exciting new Second Stage is the eight-time Tony Nominated comedy, A Doll's House, Part 2. Opening August 2 at Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, this recent Broadway hit by Lucas Hnath spotlights Ibsen's famed 19th century heroine, Nora Helmer, as she returns to the place she once called home with an urgent request. One of the most highly sought offerings for regional theatres across the country, A Doll's House, Part 2 will have its Vermont Premiere in Weston. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up On VICE on HBO- Friday, July 20, 2018
by TV Scoop - Jul 16, 2018

Scoop: Coming Up On VICE on HBO- Friday, July 20, 2018 (more...)

Photo Flash: ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE Comes to Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

An unforgettable love story inspired by one of the most romantic movies of all time. Stephen Sachs directs Deaf actors Deanne Bray (Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, Heroes) and Troy Kotsur (title role in Cyrano at the Fountain, Big River on Broadway) in Sachs' newest play, inspired by the screenplay for Noel Coward's Brief Encounter. The world premiere of Arrival & Departure will open on July 14 and continue through September 30 at the Fountain Theatre. The cast also features hearing actors Jessica Jade Andres, Adam Burch, Brian Robert Burns, Shon Fuller, Kyra Kotsur, Aurelia Myersand Stasha Surdyke. (more...)

THE MAIDS Extends One Week at The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

The Artistic Home's summer late night production of Jean Genet's THE MAIDS has been extended one week - adding performances Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22. Genet's subversive drama in which two maids fantasize killing their mistress was inspired by a real-life murder committed by two sisters working as maids who killed their employer and her daughter.  In the play, the maids construct elaborate sadomasochistic rituals when their mistress (Madame) is away. The focus of their role-playing is the murder of Madame and they take turns portraying both sides of the power divide. (more...)

'Arthur Miller: Writer,' An Intimate Portrait of the Playwright by His Daughter, Rebecca Miller, Debuts 3/19 on HBO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

'Arthur Miller: Writer,' An Intimate Portrait of the Playwright by His Daughter, Rebecca Miller, Debuts 3/19 on HBO (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet The Cast of HAL & BEE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Stable Cable Lab Co. and New Light Theater Project would like you to meet HAL & BEE, and BroadwayWorld has the exclusive! (more...)

ARTHUR MILLER: WRITER Documentary To Premiere on HBO March 19
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

One of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century, Arthur Miller created such celebrated works as “Death of a Salesman” and “The Crucible,” which continue to move audiences around the world today. He also made headlines for being targeted by the House Un-American Activities Committee at the height of the McCarthy Era and entering into a tumultuous marriage with Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe. (more...)

Kate Shindle, Janet Dacal, and More Will Join Harry Connick, Jr in Paper Mill's THE STING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team of the world premiere production of the new musical The Sting, based on the 1973 film, and with book by Bob Martin, music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis with Harry Connick, Jr. (more...)

Rooster Teeth & Scholastic Announce RWBY-Inspired YA Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

???????Rooster Teeth, the pioneering entertainment and media company behind some of the biggest online series in history, is excited to announce a RWBY YA series published by Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company. Featuring brand new RWBY content in the form of original novels, the first book in the series, After The Fall will be available in 2019. The series will be written by award-winning author E.C. Myers (Fair Coin, The Silence of Six) with consulting writing from RWBY head writers Kerry Shawcross and Miles Luna. (more...)

Sally Field and Bill Pullman to Star in ALL MY SONS at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Sally Field and Bill Pullman will star as Kate and Joe Keller in Arthur Miller's All My Sons, directed by Jeremy Herrin, in a co-production with Headlong Theatre at The Old Vic in Spring 2019. Further casting and dates are to be announced. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at THE PRICE starring David Suchet at Theatre Royal Bath
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Production images are today released for the 50th anniversary production of Arthur Miller's riveting drama The Price at Theatre Royal Bath's Main House where it runs until Saturday 25 August, with opening night for press on Wednesday 15 August. Jonathan Church, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Bath's Summer Season, directs the production starring one of Britain's most celebrated actors, David Suchet, as furniture dealer Gregory Solomon with Olivier Award winning actor Brendan Coyle playing Victor Franz, and television stars Adrian Lukisas Walter Franz and Sara Stewart as Victor's wife, Esther Franz. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre Presents VIETGONE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2018

Award-winning pioneer playwright Qui Nguyen brilliantly chronicles the love story of his parents' meeting in an Arkansas refugee center after fleeing Vietnam After The Fall of Saigon in 1975. It's a buddy story, an all-American romance, and a motorcycle road-trip adventure that reexamines how we think about the heroes and victims of the Vietnam War. Vietgone skips through time and roams the globe with snarky humor, hip-hop, and lots of sex. It's one ironic, foul-mouthed, bad-ass new play. (more...)

Writers Theatre Announces Season Casting
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce initial casting for the company's previously announced 2018/19 season. (more...)

The Artistic Home's THE MAIDS To Be Performed With Drag Artists In Title Roles
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

The Artistic Home has announced a summer production of Jean Genet's THE MAIDS. Genet's subversive drama in which two maids fantasize killing their mistress was inspired by a real-life murder committed by two sisters working as maids who killed their employer and her daughter.  In the play, the maids construct elaborate sadomasochistic rituals when their mistress (Madame) is away. The focus of their role-playing is the murder of Madame and they take turns portraying both sides of the power divide. (more...)

The Artistic Home Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

The Artistic Home Ensemble will present the Chicago premiere of Lauren Gunderson's ADA AND THE ENGINE as the final entry in its three-play 2018-19 season, according to company Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra, who announced the season today. The 36-year-old Gunderson was the most-produced playwright in America during 2017, according to American Theatre Magazine. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for MTC's World Premiere of DAN CODY'S YACHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Dan Cody's Yacht, a new play written by Anthony Giardina and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes. Rehearsals for the production begin tomorrow, Tuesday, April 17. (more...)

BWW Review: VIETGONE deconstructs Vietnam immigrant tropes with laughter at American Conservatory Theater's Strand Theater
by Robert Sokol - Apr 12, 2018

Vietgone by Qui Nguyen is a refreshingly upending night of theatre. It's also an extremely funny, sexy, tender, and truthful night of theatre. (more...)

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