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NCAC Calls for Burnsville, MN City Officials to Apologize for Cancelling Play with 'Mulatto' in Title
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) and the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, two organizations committed to defending creative freedom, are calling on City officials of Burnsville, Minnesota, to make amends for refusing to allow the performance of a play with the word 'mulatto' in the title. (more...)

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents OLIVER!
by Herbert Paine - May 5, 2017

When a gaggle of 25 eminently talented youngsters snakes around the tables of a workhouse dining room to the tune of Food, Glorious Food, it is a sign of things to come in Andy Meyers's production of OLIVER! (on stage through May 21st at Arizona Broadway Theatre): exuberant choreography (Kurtis Overby) and a dynamic song-and-dance ensemble to match. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group presents UNCLE VANYA
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Quintessence Theatre Group concludes its 7th season of progressive classic theatre with Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, in the Philadelphia premiere of a new version by Annie Baker.  All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.  To purchase tickets, visit www.Quintessencetheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Kathy Griffin Fired from CNN's New Year's Eve Special Following Trump Controversy
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2017

Yesterday, Anderson Cooper, Griffin's longtime co-host of CNN's New Years Eve special, said he was 'appalled' by the graphic image, describing it as 'clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.' (more...)

BWW Review: Superb KING LEAR at Avant Bard is Fitting Swan Song for DC Acting Legend Rick Foucheux
by Jeffrey Walker - May 31, 2017

Tom Prewitt, Avant Bard's current artistic director, knew who he wanted to take on this monumental role: Rick Foucheux. A 35-year veteran of stages large and small in the Washington, DC area, Foucheux has played everything from realism to the avant garde; modern and the classics. Capping off his storied career as he is about to leave the limelight to spend time as a grandfather and to travel, Foucheux taking on Lear is a match made in heaven. Effortlessly commanding the stage, Shakespeare's words and the arc of the tragedy seem newly minted in Foucheux's skillful hands. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/23/2017 - 5/30/2017
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Readers Respond to Glenn Close's Stopping SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Alan Henry - May 25, 2017

SUNSET BOULEVARD leading lady Glenn Close continues to make headlines and waves across social media this week, following her Apology for being too ill to perform on Mother's Day via an open letter the entire Broadway community has dubbed 'classy.' (more...)

BWW Review: Spring Gulch Folk Festival Celebrates 31st Season!
by Tory Gates - May 24, 2017

'Smoke from campfires, incense, tobacco and fried foods, along with farm-filtered air set us up for a series of performers that brought voices, songs and what someone once referred to as 'high profile' musicianship.' (more...)


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Billy Bush Breaks Silence on 'Access Hollywood' Tape, Donald Trump & More
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

In a new, sweeping interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Billy Bush speaks for the very first time about the now infamous Donald Trump 'Access Hollywood' tape which contained Donald Trump making crude remarks about women and ultimately led to the firing of Bush from his job on NBC's 'Today.' (more...)

Finalists Announced for Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the 12 finalists for the annual West End Gala for The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and The Stiles + Drewe Prize. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo and Readers Respond to Glenn Close's Public Apology
by Alan Henry - May 20, 2017

Tony Award Winner Cynthia Erivo took to BroadwayWorld.com's Facebook page to respond to Glenn Close's public Apology for missing a performance on Mother's Day due to illness.  (more...)

Eric Haggman Premiers 2017 Summer Reading List
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

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Glenn Close Issues Open Apology for SUNSET BOULEVARD Absence on Mother's Day
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

This evening, Tony Award winner, Glenn Close, took to Facebook to issue and open and heartfelt Apology to audiences at Sunset Boulevard for her absence from the show on Mother's Day. (more...)

BWW Review: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2, AND 3) at Actor's Express
by Amy Zipperer - May 16, 2017

When Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks's Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3) premiered at The Public Theater in New York in 2014, The New York Times called it 'extraordinary' and Huffington Post declared it to be a 'triumphant' work with 'soaring language and provocative debate.' Now Actor's Express is bringing Parks's story to Atlanta audiences under the direction of Martin Damien Wilkins, and this new production, in addition to garnering the  'extraordinary' and 'triumphant' superlatives of its New York predecessor, is both simply rendered and breathtakingly powerful. (more...)

Bravo Digital Greenlights Five New Video Series
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2017

Bravo Media is giving the greenlight to five new original digital series, it was announced today by Lisa Hsia, Executive Vice President, Digital, Bravo & Oxygen Media. The announcement marks the network's commitment to doubling down on short-form digital content and comes on the heels of a record-breaking month and best quarter ever for Bravo Digital (more...)

NARSOCIETY - THE SOCIAL MEDIA SHAMING MUSICAL to Premiere at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Chris Valenti Enterprises presents NARSOCIETY - THE SOCIAL MEDIA SHAMING MUSICAL at the Hudson Backstage Theater in Hollywood. (more...)

Author Dr. Dorothy McCoy Releases First Novel, 'Return of the English Bulldog'
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

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JAPAN CUTS 2017 Full Line-Up & Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

JAPAN CUTS, North America's premiere showcase for new Japanese cinema, returns for its 11th installment July 13-23 to serve up a slice of the best and boldest films from Japan never before seen in NYC with special guest filmmakers and stars, post-screening Q&As, parties and more. Boasting a thrilling slate of epic blockbusters, shoestring independents, radical documentaries, mind-bending avant-garde, newly-restored classics and breathtaking animation, Japan Society's renowned summer film festival promises a bounty of cinematic discoveries for film fans and pop culture enthusiasts alike. (more...)

Bravo to Air 'REAL HOUSEWIVES POTOMAC' and SOUTHERN CHARM Reunions Back-to-Back, 7/9
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Bravo Media's THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC and SOUTHERN CHARM double up on the drama with two back-to-back nights of reunions beginning Sunday, July 9 at 8pm ET/PT. (more...)

MITF 2017: The Oldest Continuing Theatre Festival in NYC Returns This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

This is an auspicious year for John Chatterton and the Midtown International Theatre Festival. MITF is now the OLDEST CONTINUING THEATRE FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK! John Chatterton has set the gold standard for presenting new and exciting independent theatrical works in NYC. This year's special festival brings more than 100 productions to Manhattan - as well as an astounding number of international works. The 18th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival once again proves itself to be one of the best reasons to stay in New York in July! (more...)

Johnny Depp's Anti-Trump Sentiments Rock Conservatives
by Movies News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Johnny Depp is under fire from conservatives this this week for comments he made joking that he endorsed the assassination of Donald Trump (more...)

Sharon Playhouse Sets Star-Studded Casts for 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Sharon Playhouse has announced complete casting for its 2017 Season. The season kicks off with MINOR CHARACTER: SIX TRANSLATIONS OF UNCLE VANYA, created by New Saloon (Morgan Green, Madeline Wise, and Milo Cramer), followed by FAR AWAY by Caryl Churchill (Love and Information). The season will conclude with a new, intimate chamber production of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN. In a shift that begins this season, Morgan Green (William Shakespeare's Mom) will direct all three productions, showcasing the talents and range of the rising director. (more...)

Andrew St. James LP Premieres at The Wild Honey Pie
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Andrew St. James is happy to announce that The Big Ole Veronica Apology Record (out tomorrow via Island Jar Records) can be heard in its entirety via The Wild Honey Pie. A run of dates in support of the release is currently under way. Just serviced to radio, the record is already in rotation across the country. (more...)

THE GAY NO MORE TELETHON Goes Straight to MITF This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

THE GAY NO MORE TELETHON: THE Apology, featuring book & lyrics by Michael DiGaetano, music by Albin E. Konopka & Michael DiGaetano, and direction by Michael DiGaetano, runs as part of MITF: Summer 2017, playing July 15 - Aug 6, 2017 at The WorkShop Theater, 312 W.36th Street, NYC. (more...)

MADELEINE SAYS SORRY at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Bold, spiteful, and hilarious-Prairie Fire, Please is proud to present Madeleine Says Sorry. Failed actor, Madeleine, loses her big break to a wiener dog-so she attempts to drown it. Now she must apologize not only to the dog, but to all of society. (more...)

Online Petition Calls For Chicago Theatres Not To Invite Sun-Times Critic Hedy Weiss
by Misha Davenport - Jun 14, 2017

The reviews are in and some in the theater community are non-too-pleased with Chicago Sun-Times theater and dance critic Hedy Weiss. (more...)

Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones Responds to Online Petition Against Critic Hedy Weiss
by Misha Davenport - Jun 14, 2017

Chicago Tribune critic Chris Jones responded to BroadwayWorld's request for comment on the story. The statement echoes similar remarks Jones posted to his Facebook page. Here's what Jones had to say via email. (more...)

San Diego Women's Chorus Pride Kick Off Concert #SORRYNOTSORRY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

 The San Diego Women's Chorus kicks-off Pride weekend with its bold and sassy concert #SorryNotSorry on Thursday July 13, 2017 at 7pm at the Irenic in North Park (3090 Polk Avenue). This edgy, fun concert features songs by Kelly Clarkson, P!nk, CeeLo Green, Beyonce, and Gloria Gaynor, as well as Holly Near, The Voice winner Jordan Smith, and country singer Kasey Musgraves. #SorryNotSorry is an uncensored show with adult language, more appropriate for mature teens and adults. Featuring full chorus numbers, along with small ensembles and spoken word performances, #SorryNotSorry is an SDWC show not to miss! (more...)

Photo Flash: Winners Announced for The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles and Drewe Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments have announced the winners of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize. The winners were revealed at the West End Gala held at the No?l Coward Theatre which was hosted by Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe. (more...)

Sondheim Society Student Performer and Stiles & Drewe Prize Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the winners of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize. The winners were revealed at the West End Gala held at the No?l Coward Theatre which was hosted by Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe. (more...)

New Comedy CATASTROPHISTS to Play the White Bear Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Catastrophists is a darkly comic new play about class, canapes and cults. In the Cotswolds. It is the debut play of Jack Stanley - a member of the award-winning Soho Theatre's Writer's Lab which has produced some (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 27th, 2017: REBEL VERSES Kicks Off with Daphne Rubin-Vega and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 27, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Daphne Rubin-Vega will appear at REBEL VERSES today! (more...)

VIDEO: Olivia Wilde Sends Jennifer Lawrence Matzah Ball Soup Following '1984' Incident
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

During the appearance, a caller asked the actress if she's gotten an Apology from actress Jennifer Lawrence after Jennifer reportedly vomited during Wilde's highly intense play. (more...)

3-D Balloon Theatre Experiment STAGING WITTGENSTEIN to Play Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Following packed houses at a series of performances in New York's SoHo and Lower East Side, 3D Artist/Theatre Maker Blair Simmons brings her balloon-filled theatrical linguistic exploration Staging Wittgenstein to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - the single biggest cultural celebration on Earth. (more...)

Regional Premiere of AIRSWIMMING to Take Flight in Redwood City This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Airswimming is a part of Dragon Productions Theatre Company's 2017 Main Stage Series. (more...)

BWW Previews: IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN at Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival
by Justin Cole Adams - Jul 20, 2017

Ever wonder how one-person musicals are born? In that case, read all about IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN, because this Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival selection is just that. With the lyricist, composer, music director and creator also being the sole actor on stage, Chris Alonzo is a bit of a multi-tasker. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sharon Lewis Carries On With the Blues
by Tory Gates - Jul 2, 2017

'You know who you sound like?' I say, 'No, but you're gonna tell me.' She says, 'Yeah, you're like Janis Joplin and Tina Turner all rolled in to one!” (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/14 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 14, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, PIPPIN, and more! (more...)

After Admitting To Perjury, Bullying Expert Barbara Coloroso Concedes Defeat In Legal Battle With Co-author
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

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Midtown International Theatre Festival to Present 100 Plays in 23 Days Starting This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works, July 15 - August 6, 2017 at the WorkShop (312 W. 36th Street, NYC). New York's oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days! (more...)

VIDEO: Late Night Hosts Mock Donald Trump Jr. Following Damaging Emails
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Late night hosts pounced on the breaking news, with Stephen Colbert issuing an Apology to the President's other son, Eric, explaining, 'We thought you were the dumb one.' (more...)

BWW Review: JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS Is Revived & Well At The Odyssey
by Gil Kaan - Jul 10, 2017

JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS receives a first-rate mounting with a cast of powerful singer/actors, backed by a nimble four-piece musical ensemble, and directed and staged with ingenuity of movement that complement the Jacques Brel tales being performed. These Jacques Brel songs serve as little nuggets, little gems of short stories. Dan Fishbach ably directs this revival of Eric Blau and Mort Shuman, stringing these 24 gems so nicely together. (more...)

BWW Review: Douglas Carter Beane's New Musical HOOD at Dallas Theater Center
by Kyle Christopher West - Jul 10, 2017

Not every new musical can be a HAMILTON, but that's exactly what makes the eclectic genre of American musical theatre thrive and bloom. However, there are a few necessary, key ingredients in creating musical theatre magic, including relatable principal characters and some heartfelt showtunes. And, although Dallas Theater Center's efforts to produce an edgy new musical based on the Robin Hood folklore don't ever get past the surface of the legendary story, there's still something irresistible about being in the room where a new work is being created. (more...)

White Bear Theatre Presents New Comedy CATASTROPHISTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Raf and Harry have well-paid jobs, a lovely semi in leafy Barnes and a brand new second residence in the heart of Wiltshire. In the neighbouring field, Claudia and Peter have a chewed up vegetable patch, a carbon-neutral yurt complex and an absolute conviction that the apocalypse is imminent. (more...)

Bravo Brings Big Drama in THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY Three-Part Reunion Kicking Off Wednesday, 8/16
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Bravo Media's “The Real Housewives of New York City” winds the summer down with a three-part reunion beginning Wednesday, August 16 at 9pm ET/PT. Host Andy Cohen looks back on a season filled with accusations, love triangles, laughter and major revelations with housewives Bethenny Frankel, Carole Radziwill, Dorinda Medley, Luann D'Agostino, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, and newcomer Tinsley Mortimer. For a sneak peek, click here: http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-york-city/season-9/videos/heres-your-first-look-at-the-rhony-reunion (more...)

Review: 3-D Theatricals SPAMALOT Brings Stunning Broadway Caliber Production to Local Audiences
by Shari Barrett - Aug 8, 2017

When Monty Python's Flying Circus first premiered on television in 1969, few could have imagined how influential the program would become thanks to the inventive minds of its six main collaborators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Known for their surreal slapstick humor which satirized the over-politeness perceived to be the epitome of British culture, the series spawned multiple films, some stage performances, and the outrageously hysterical musical SPAMALOT, mostly based off the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and some of the television show's more memorable skits. The original 2005 Broadway production was nominated for 14 Tony Awards, including the scenery and costumes currently being used in the thoroughly entertaining 3-D Theatricals musical comedy extravaganza from August 4 - 13 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center and August 18 - 27, 2017 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: O-M-G! MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW at Williamstown Theatre Festival Is Like Wicked Effing Funny
by Justin J. Sacramone - Aug 6, 2017

Under the direction of Trip Cullman, MOSCOW is a coruscating blend of juxtaposing anachronisms, fearless of being nasty and messy, and shows the heights theatre can reach when a playwright's singular voice is fleshed out by a director's pastiche concept. (more...)

Franklin Stage Company Presents Award-Winning MAGDALEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2017

Franklin Stage Company is pleased to present actress and playwright Erin Layton in her searing solo show Magdalen, August 10 - 13, at Chapel Hall in Franklin, NY. The piece, written by Ms. Layton and developed and directed by Julie Kline, is a fictional exploration of the women and children who passed through the real-life Magdalene Laundries as slave laborers in twentieth century Ireland, and of the complicity of church and government officials in hiding their tragic stories. (more...)

BWW Review: APOLOGIA, Trafalgar Studios
by Marianka Swain - Aug 3, 2017

Back in 2009, Alexi Kaye Campbell followed up his bold first play The Pride with Apologia, which takes the well-trodden path of a fraught family reunion where past grievances stalk the present. If more conventional, it's still an enjoyable combination of big ideas, sharp comedy and a pervading sense of loss.  (more...)

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