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Big Love - 2015 - Off-Broadway

Fifty brides flee their fifty grooms and seek refuge in an Italian villa in this modern re-making of one of the world's oldest plays, The Danaids by Aeschylus. Mayhem ensues, complete with grooms in flight suits, women throwing themselves to the ground, occasional pop songs and romantic dances - even a bride falling in love. Reuniting Signature's 2007-08 Playwright-in-Residence Charles Mee with his longtime collaborator Tina Landau, Big Love is a colossal, poetic work that explores the hunger for independence, the burden of tradition, and the shape and size of love.

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by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Today, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced that eight-time Golden Globe winner and fifteen-time nominee, Tom Hanks, will be honored with the coveted Cecil B. deMille Award at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards. The highly-acclaimed star of such legendary films as “Big,” “Forrest Gump,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Cast Away,” and the upcoming release of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” will accept the honor at Hollywood's Party of the Year® on Sunday, January 5, 2020 airing LIVE coast-to-coast from 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on NBC.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2019
After more than six years of artistic vision Griffin Theatre Company's Artistic Director Lee Lewis will depart to take the helm at Queensland Theatre, leaving behind a lasting and powerful legacy.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 20, 2019
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, the original musical adaption of Rick Riordan's New York Times best-selling novel, will arrive on Broadway this fall for a strictly limited 16-week holiday engagement at the Longacre Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) has announced the creation of the Latinx Story ARC Writer's Room program. Thanks to a $100,000 grant from The ArcFord Foundation, NHFA will be developing a writing program that will help create a strong television and film Latinx writer pipeline. a?oeNHFA is uniquely equipped to bring together the best and the brightest of next generation Latino writers,a?? said Noel Greene, whose ArcFord Foundation has made this program possible. The ArcFord Foundation is a family organization named in memory of Noel Greene's grandparents: Andy Candelaria, Rose Norton Greene, Charlie Greene, William Alexander and Fannie Lee Ford. a?oeUntil more Latino writers are able to achieve representation and guild membership, Latino on-screen and behind-the-camera presence will continue to lag behind,a?? said Greene.
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Brooklyn favorites Jesse Goldman and Moozika! are ready to raise the roof and kick up their heels at Dekalb Stage in Dekalb Market Hall, 445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 2 with a family show to celebrate the release of the debut Moozika! album Moove to the Moozika!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2019
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amanda Seyfried is in talks to star in the upcoming Netflix horror-thriller 'Things Heard & Seen.'
by Julie Musbach - Sep 10, 2019
Slave Play, the acclaimed new work by Jeremy O. Harris, directed by Robert O'Hara, is on its way to making its Broadway debut.
by Craig Richardson - Oct 9, 2019
Located at 330 N. Broadway inside First United Methodist Church is the Forum Theatre Company. Under artistic director Kathryn Page Hauptman, her current production of Memphis The Musical is nothing short of being truly incredible earning her a firm reputation of being a convincing story telling director. Taking place in Memphis, Tennessee during the 1950's among a racially divided south, the show depicts exactly what the city is best known for: being the birthplace of rock n' roll. With a well-rounded, talented cast, stunning lightning and set design plus rocking choreography, this show will captivate you from start to finish drawing anyone in our own city looking for quality, music theatre entertainment next to Broadway. The show runs September 26 through October 13th under permission of Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
CMT has announced the 70th episode taping of its critically-acclaimed music series a?oeCMT Crossroads,a?? featuring global superstars Halsey & Kelsea Ballerini. The two will take the stage together for the first time ever during a special, open-to-the-public taping of a?oeCMT Crossroadsa?? at the Ascend Amphitheater in downtown Nashville on Friday, October 11. The episode will premiere on CMT in early 2020.
by Peter Danish - Oct 17, 2019
Aida is widely considered one of the grandest of grand operas. The task of converting it to a Broadway musical was a daunting one. Book writers Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang took liberties with the original libretto in a manner they believed would make the plot more relatable to the general public - while that is a question of taste, what is could not be changed was the epic size of the story - Pharaohs, Kings, and Princesses implicitly carry a certain about of gravitas. And the WPPAC production delivers in a big - very big way.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Raue Center For The Arts will welcome the country's definitive Fleetwood Mac tribute band to the stage this fall! Experience the magic of Fleetwood Mac and Steve Nicks with Fleetwood Max at 8 p.m. on November 9, 2019.
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
According to Variety, actress Amandy Seyfried has joined David Fincher's 'Mank,' a biopic about Herman Mankiewicz. Mankiewicz was the screenwriter on 'Citizen Kane.'
by Monroe George - Oct 11, 2019
Rebecca Naomi Jones was recently honored with a portrait at Sardi's! BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
The OBIE Award-winning NAATCO, National Asian American Theatre Company, kicks off their 29th season with the World Premiere of Gordon Dahlquist's [Veil Widow Conspiracy].
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, is pleased to announce that casting is complete for the Los Angeles premiere of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Good Boys starring Betsy Brandt (CBS' Life in Pieces, and AMC's Breaking Bad) as Elizabeth Hardy, and directed by Carolyn Cantor on the mainstage of Pasadena Playhouse. The production will play June 26 through Sunday July 21; the press opening is June 30 at 5:00pm.
by Jack Read - May 21, 2019
WSC Avant Bard's Script in Play Festival, started in 2016, has been an opportunity to test out shows for full production treatment through the guise of a series of staged readings and post-play discussions. Written and performed by rising professional talent, these readings have led to some memorable productions, including new versions of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night and Lauren Gunderson's hit Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight. In 2017, a reading of playwright Matt Minnicino's 'distillation' - not 'adaptation,' as we get into below - of Moliere's The Misanthrope was performed. Written entirely in rhyming couplets, it follows a professional cynic who falls in love with an ingenue, and finds his devotion to insincerity tested. Now, it's the capper of Avant Bard's 29th season. I spoke to Minnicino about his career thus far, the adaptation process, and why audiences should be excited for this show.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2019
Caroline Gottlieb, Visible Ink Productions, and the Beverly Hills Playhouse have announced a new production of Tom Kempinski's critically-acclaimed drama Duet for One, set for a five-week run at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Under the direction of Allen Barton, the cast will feature Mia Christou and Howard Leder.  Opening is on Friday, April 12, at 8pm. The regular running schedule is Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm through May 12. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2020
We've been compiling videos from college seniors all around the country for our new daily showcase series. Although their performances were cancelled, the show must go on-- virtually!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
DIANA is officially in previews on Broadway! Tony Award®-winning director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) and the writers behind the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis (Joe DiPietro and David Bryan) bring us face-to-face with one of the 20th century's most compelling figures in this landmark musical event, featuring an epic and sweeping contemporary score with music supervision and arrangements by Olivier Award® winner Ian Eisendrath, choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine, and Diana's iconic style reimagined by six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer William Ivey Long.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2020
In response to the novel coronavirus outbreak and CDC recommendations, all Round House Theatre performances for the rest of the 2019-2020 Season will be canceled. Round House will also cancel its upcoming Gala, originally scheduled for April 25, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2020
In response to the novel coronavirus outbreak and CDC recommendations, all Round House Theatre performances for the rest of the 2019-2020 Season will be canceled. Round House will also cancel its upcoming Gala, originally scheduled for April 25, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
On the surface, in the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, everything seems the same. The mothers continue to dote, the husbands support, the children remain adorable and the houses are just as beautiful. But the night of the school fundraiser changed all that, leaving the community reeling, as the a?oeMonterey Fivea?? a?" Madeline, Celeste, Jane, Renata and Bonnie a?" bond together to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
The OBIE Award-winning NAATCO, National Asian American Theatre Company, kicks off their 29th season with the World Premiere of Gordon Dahlquist's [Veil Widow Conspiracy]. Aneesha Kudtarkar directs a cast that will include Edward Chin-Lyn, Kimiye Corwin, Bruce McKenzie, David Shih, James Seol, Karoline Xu, and Aaron Yoo. This Off-Broadway limited engagement at Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop (79 East 4th Street) will begin performances Saturday June 8th with Opening Night set for June 15th (7pm).  Performances continue through July 6th only.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 28, 2019
Moulin Rouge! The Musical, based on the 2001 Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann begins performances on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre tonight June 28. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by Gil Kaan - Jun 27, 2019
The Los Angeles premiere of multi-genre writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's GOOD BOYS has just begun previews at the Pasadena Playhouse. As the adult in this situation, Brandon's mother Elizabeth must face the myriad of new choices that her family must now select. Betsy Brandt (known to television viewers for her roles in Breaking Bad and Life In Pieces, among many others) portrays the pivotal role of Elizabeth Hardy. Betsy managed to find a few moments to answer my inquiring queries amidst her crazy, hectic schedule.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, is pleased to announce that casting is complete for the Los Angeles premiere of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Good Boys starring Betsy Brandt (CBS' Life in Pieces, and AMC's Breaking Bad) as Elizabeth Hardy, and directed by Carolyn Cantor on the mainstage of Pasadena Playhouse. The production will play June 26 through Sunday July 21; the press opening is June 30 at 5:00pm. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2019
For the last five years, the New Amsterdam Theatre has been all about magic lamps, carpet rides, princes, thieves and genies! That's because Disney's Aladdin, which opened in 2014, has played well over 2000 performances there. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Come to the Cabaret, your table's waiting! Decadent nightlife meets dangerous times at Berlin's alluring Kit Kat Klub in the iconic Broadway musical Cabaret, on stage July 17 through August 10.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2019
Yesterday, actress and teacher Jacqueline Hughes reached out on Twitter to ask for help with something near and dear to her heart. One of her students, young Charlie, was being bullied for his love of musical theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, presents the Los Angeles premiere of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Good Boys starring Betsy Brandt as Elizabeth Hardy, and directed by Carolyn Cantor on the mainstage of Pasadena Playhouse.
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
From Emmy Award®-winning writer Lena Waithe (Netflix's “Master of None”) and Grammy Award®-winning director Melina Matsoukas (Beyonce's “Formation” and Nike's “Equality”), comes the unflinching new drama, QUEEN & SLIM, arriving on Digital February 18, 2020 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand March 3, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed by critics as “urgent and beautiful” (Mark Kennedy, Associated Press) and “simply gorgeous” (Cate Young, Jezebel), QUEEN & SLIM is a timely and powerful love story that confronts the staggering toll of racism where it meets the shattering price of violence.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce casting for the Chicago premiere of the bold new musical Hundred Days, featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons, and book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
South Camden Theatre Company and the Waterfront South Theatre in Camden, NJ, along with our Artistic Director, Raymond Croce, are proud to announce the planned opening of the first show of South Camden Theatre Company's 15th Season. This season is aptly named a?oeA Season Of Celebration! 15 Years of professional theatre and 10 years at the Waterfront South Theatre a?" Camden's first theatre built in more than 100 years.
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Sundance Institute will gather 25 celebrated and revered expert voices across film, art, culture and science to award feature-length and short films shown at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival with 31 prizes, announced at a ceremony February 1. Short Film Awards will be announced at a separate ceremony on January 28. The Festival takes place January 23 through February 2 in Park City, Salt Lake City and Sundance, Utah.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Charles Esten, known best for his role as Deacon Claybourne on the hit television show NASHVILLE, will appear March 28 at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, along with his band SIX WIRE. Tickets, which go on sale Friday February 7 and range from $55 - $65, with a limited number of $80 seats, that include a Meet and Greet, can be purchased at the Palace Theater's Box Office, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury, on-line at palacetheaterct.org or by calling 203.346.2000.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
Charles Esten, known best for his role as Deacon Claybourne on the hit television show NASHVILLE, will appear March 28 at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, along with his band SIX WIRE. Tickets, which go on sale Friday February 7 and range from $55 a?" $65, with a limited number of $80 seats, that include a Meet and Greet, can be purchased at the Palace Theater's Box Office, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury, on-line at palacetheaterct.org or by calling 203.346.2000. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Immediately following the close of the acclaimed READY STEADY YETI GO, part of WTC's 22nd season, Wasatch Theatre Company premieres the haunting one-person drama GIRLS AND BOYS by Dennis Kelly March 6-15, 2020 at The Box, 124 South 400 West, at The Gateway. Evening performances on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays will start at 7:30 pm. Matinee performances are available Sundays at 2:00 pm.
by Walter McBride - Feb 19, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, actress Lynn Cohen who gained fame in 'Sex and the City' and 'The Hunger Games' died on February 14th. Cohen has appeared in over 120 movies as well as a string of Broadway and Off-Broadway plays and television appearances. She was 86. Today, BroadwayWorld remembers Cohen with a look back at some photos from our archives...
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
The UC San Diego Department Of Theatre And Dance Presents ORESTES 2.0 by Charles L. Mee and directed by Joseph Hendel.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
SIX is officially in previews on Broadway! Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, SIX the wives of Henry VIII take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse-remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Director/Producer Stan Zimmerman is putting the finishing touches on The Wendy Chronicles with the casting of Academy Award nominee Michael Lerner, two-time Emmy nominated Mindy Sterling and five other up and coming film and television actors -- Allie Gonino, Danny Gomez, Melody Peng, Brittannie Bohman and Raviv Ullman.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
Artistic Director Lisa Spirling today announces an entire year of programming for 2020 at the home of new writers, including the news that all four remaining finalists of the 2018 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award will be staged at the venue by November 2020. This follows on from the success of Award winner Out of Sorts by Danusia Samal premiering in October 2019. In February, the search for the best debut and emerging writers in the world will begin again as the 2020 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award opens for submissions.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents the famed, thought-provoking drama, Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (August 15 a?" September 1 | Weston Playhouse), Tues a?" Sat 7:30pm; Wed & Sat 2:00pm; Sun 3:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
HUMANITAS and LA STAGE Alliance are pleased to announce the first ever Stage Raw/PLAY LA Theater Festival Weekend, September 6-9. All events will take place at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street, Downtown L.A. 
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Bilingual singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music educator Jesse Goldman brings an even dozen of the biggest hits from his acclaimed, Brooklyn-based Moozika! music classes and Moozika! band to his debut family album, Moove to the Moozika! A collection of city-based adventure songs in both Spanish and English, Moove to the Moozika! will be released on October 25, 2019.
by E.H. Reiter - Apr 9, 2020
MOXIE Theatre has live virtual theatre for you to enjoy with ZOOMFEST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2020
Here are all of the online events that are being hosted by San Diego Theatres!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2019
Caroline Gottlieb, Visible Ink Productions, and the Beverly Hills Playhouse have announced a new production of Tom Kempinski's critically-acclaimed drama Duet for One, set for a five-week run at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Under the direction of Allen Barton, the cast will feature Mia Christou and Howard Leder. Opening is on Friday, April 12, at 8pm. The regular running schedule is Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm through May 12.
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2020
Today, Quibi announced it is developing 'GOOD BOYS AND TRUE,' a new drama from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ('Riverdale,' 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina', 'Katy Keene'), based on his play.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
Factory's 49th season concludes with the Toronto premiere of BEAUTIFUL MAN, a searing satire written by Erin Shields, directed by Andrea Donaldson and featuring Ashley Botting, Mayko Nguyen, Sofia Rodrigues, and Jesse LaVercombe, May 4-26, 2019.