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ANOMALY Explores A Different Perspective In The #MeToo Era
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Anomaly is the unsettling debut play from Liv Warden exploring sisterhood, reputation and loyalty. It is a provocative and timely glimpse into fame, fathers and how the abuse of power can scratch far beyond the surface. Post-Weinstein, this is a story that is ready to be told. (more...)

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Oct 31, 2018

Jewish oppression, immigrant families struggling to keep together, and an exodus of foreigners fleeing to America for a better life. Topics ripped from headlines of CNN are also the basis for the classic 1964 musical comedy FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. The record breaking musical is as relevant today as ever, and the National Tour settled into Shea's Buffalo Theatre last night after it's launch in Syracuse, NY two weeks ago. (more...)

BBC and FX Expand Their Content Partnership
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

The BBC has entered a creative partnership with FX Networks, with the BBC securing the rights to all new scripted (comedy and drama) FX original series, it was announced today by Charlotte Moore, Director, BBC Content and Gina Brogi, President of Global Distribution, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. The deal was negotiated with the BBC by Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution on behalf of FX Networks. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's GYPSY Starring E. Faye Butler Extends Through December 29
by Marika O'Hara - Oct 30, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the extension of Gypsy, A Musical Fable, through December 29, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Porchlight Music Theatre's Gypsy stars E. Faye Butler as "Rose," is directed by Michael Weber, music directed by David Fiorello and choreographed/associate directed by Chris Carter. (more...)

Casting Announced For Theatre Royal Stratford East's SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Theatre Royal Stratford East is delighted to announce the full cast for this year's panto, Sleeping Beauty. The cast includes Krystal Dockery as Fairy Stardust, Joshua Elliott as King Percy, Alice Frankham as Crow/Fairy Borealis/Mirror Antoinette, Josephine Melville as Mauditious Le Vicious, Ericka Posadas as Scarlett, Shaun Prendergast as Queen Pearl and Anthony Rickman as Forrest/Fairy Nightfall. (more...)

Jane Austen's PRIDE & PREJUDICE Comes to The Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

For its second show of the season, the Long Beach Playhouse presents an engaging new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice. In Jon Jory's reworking, all of the wit and romance of the novel comes to life in a fast-paced, humorous, and engaging production. Like mothers and Daughters everywhere, Elizabeth Bennet and her mother do not see eye-to-eye on many of life's big questions. In their case, Elizabeth's disinterest in finding a husband is in opposition to her mother's fervent matchmaking on her daughter's behalf. Still, when a handsome and enigmatic bachelor, Mr. Darcy, comes on the scene Elizabeth's resolve to not let her feelings override her good sense is threatened. Will his pride or her prejudice doom the romance or will the chemistry between them win the day? (more...)

BOSSA BLUE: THE JAMES TAYLOR SONGBOOK Debuts At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present "Bossa Blue: The James Taylor Songbook" featuring Brad Cole and Kate Ferber on Thursday, November 14 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Sony Pictures Classics Buys Shakespeare Drama ALL IS TRUE Starring Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, and Ian McKellen
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

The worldwide rights to the Shakespeare drama 'All Is True' starring Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, and Ian McKellen. has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics according to Variety.  (more...)

BWW Recap: Pearsons are Strong as Hell on THIS IS US
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 30, 2018

On a show as consistently weepy as “This is Us,” it's sometimes difficult to remember in the interim how STRONG its characters are. This week's episode serves as a huge reminder. (more...)

EVERY OTHER HOLIDAY To Premiere on 11/23 on Lifetime
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

EVERY OTHER HOLIDAY will have its World Premiere on Lifetime on Friday, November 23rd at 10pm Eastern and Pacific Times.  EVERY OTHER HOLIDAY stars singer/songwriter Schuyler Fisk (cd's include “The Good Stuff”, “Blue Ribbon Winner” and “Sounds of the Holiday”).  Fisk has also starred in Orange County, The Babysitters Club, Snow Days and Restless. (more...)

27th Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Announces this Year's Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF), presented by Mountain Valley Spring Water, announced today the winners for this year's festival.  Awards were given to films in the U.S. Documentary, International, Sports, Southern and Short Feature categories as well as an Audience Award for overall documentary at the festival. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Tickets On In Rochester Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

RBTL and Albert Nocciolino are proud to present the Rochester engagement of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre, December 11-16, as part of the 2018-2019 M&T Bank Broadway Season.  Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and in person at the Auditorium Box Office - 885 East Main Street. (more...)

UofSC Theatre Stages ELEEMOSYNARY At UofSC Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

The University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance will present Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing, November 15-18 at The Center for Performance Experiment. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Children's Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID is Utterly Delightful
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 9, 2018

It should come as no surprise whatsoever that the opening night audience for NCT's holiday season offering of Disney's The Little Mermaid rewarded the cast and crew with loud cheers, sustained applause and, more importantly, their rapt attention - were it not for the fact that last night's audience was comprised primarily of (how will we say it without offending?) more experienced theater-goers. (more...)

ABC News to Premiere MEGHAN'S NEW LIFE: THE REAL PRINCESS DIARIES
by TV News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

ABC News takes an up-close look at Meghan Markle's royal beginnings as the Duchess of Sussex in a prime-time special 'Meghan's New Life: The Real Princess Diaries.' Exploring how Meghan has been adjusting in the first weeks and months after her wedding, the one-hour special on her new life, new role and new family airs THURSDAY, NOV. 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (more...)

Fiona Shaw And George MacKay Complete The Casts Of The National Theatre's Courage Everywhere
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

The NT marks the 100th anniversary of the first women in the UK gaining the right to vote, with a series of rehearsed readings, talks and events, as well as a free exhibition in the Lyttelton Lounge. World-class directors Nadia Fall, Phyllida Lloyd, Jenny Sealey, Lyndsey Turner and Dawn Walton will bring to life five plays on themes of suffrage, courage and the fight for political equality in the UK and around the world. (more...)

The 32nd Annual Young Playwrights Announces Slate For 2019 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Pegasus Theatre Chicago is proud to announce the authors and plays being presented at the 32nd Young Playwrights Festival, January 3 - 27, 2019 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Susan Egan on the Magical and Miraculous Powers of THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 7, 2018

What might you expect if you find yourself caught up in the spectacle of the Broadway Princess Party's festivities at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's James K. Polk Theatre on Friday, November 16? A theatrical concert like none other, predicts Laura Osnes, one of the three aforementioned princesses of the Great White Way who will bring their magical blend of entertainment, theatrical revelry, onstage magic - and pure, unadulterated pleasure (and boatloads of fun, we suspect) - to Music City for a one-night stand that promises to leave audiences feeling 'transported, enchanted, empowered and inspired.' (more...)

Insight Editions Announces Two Special Edition Harry Potter Film Tie-In Titles
by Movies News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

A striking and comprehensive exploration of the Wizarding World's most important and mystical tool, Harry Potter: The Wand Collection: Collector's Edition builds upon 2017's IBPA Ben Franklin Award–winning original. With never-before-seen art and content from the real-life wandmakers behind the Harry Potter films, as well as a trove of collectible items, this is the set that all fans of the Wizarding World have been waiting for. (more...)

Insight Editions Announces Two Special Edition Harry Potter Film Tie-In Titles
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

A striking and comprehensive exploration of the Wizarding World's most important and mystical tool, Harry Potter: The Wand Collection: Collector's Edition builds upon 2017's IBPA Ben Franklin Award–winning original. With never-before-seen art and content from the real-life wandmakers behind the Harry Potter films, as well as a trove of collectible items, this is the set that all fans of the Wizarding World have been waiting for. (more...)

Nothing Bundt Cakes And Coton Colors Launch Exclusive Serveware Line
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

Nothing Bundt Cakes, offering handcrafted bundt cakes made with the finest ingredients, has launched an exclusive line of handmade table setting and serveware products designed by Coton Colors in all 270+ Nothing Bundt Cakes bakeries. (more...)

New York Stage & Film's Annual Gala to Honor Patricia Wettig, Ken Olin, And Johanna Pfaelzer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

New York Stage and Film is thrilled to announce that its annual Winter Gala will honor playwright and Emmy award-winning actress Patricia Wettig (F2M, 'Brothers and Sisters,' 'thirtysomething') and Executive Producer/director/actor Ken Olin ('This Is Us,' 'Alias,' 'Brothers & Sisters,' 'thirtysomething'), and, in recognition for her years of dedication to New York Stage and Film, Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer, who is stepping down from her post at the end of the 2019 Powerhouse Summer Season. (more...)

Anika Noni Rose to Star and Co-Executive Produce a Pilot for TNT
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Beast Mode is written and executive produced by David Schneiderman with executive producers Stefanie Huie and MACRO's Charles D. King, Kim Roth and Poppy Hanks (more...)

Tony Winner Lillias White And Daredevil's Danny Johnson To Lead Industry Readings Of CHICKEN AND BISCUITS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2018

Obie, Emmy, and Tony winner Lillias White and Marvel and DC television regular Danny Johnson (Daredevil, Luke Cage, Gotham) will lead two industry readings of Douglas Lyons's new family comedy Chicken and Biscuits. Directed by Zhailon Levingston, the full cast includes C. Kelly Wright, Inga Ballard (Ragtime Tour), Akira Golz (Matilda), Doug Goldring, Josh Adam Ramos, and Lauren F. Walker (Charm). (more...)

BWW Interview: Sara Lessore Discusses the Joy and Beauty in This New Telling of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Paul Smith - Nov 2, 2018

Sara Lessore is having a blast making here New York City stage debut in New International Encounter's retelling of Beauty and the Beast, a production she starred in when it played Cambridge, England. Lessore took a break from telling the tale as old as time to chat with BroadwayWorld about how an unexpected path led to her being in the Big Apple, performing one of the most classic stories. (more...)

Selladoor Worldwide Presents Selladoor Creation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Selladoor Worldwide has announced the launch of Selladoor Creation - a brand new platform for new writers to showcase and develop their work with the backing of one of the UK's leading theatre producers. With this new company, Selladoor will continue to support diverse and challenging work from talented artists, and bring innovative new work to the national and international stage, making it accessible for all audiences. (more...)

National Theatre Presents COURAGE EVERYWHERE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

The NT marks the 100th anniversary of the first women in the UK gaining the right to vote, with a series of rehearsed readings, talks and events, as well as a free exhibition in the Lyttelton Lounge. World-class directors Nadia Fall, Phyllida Lloyd, Jenny Sealey, Lyndsey Turner and Dawn Walton will bring to life five plays on themes of suffrage, courage and the fight for political equality in the UK and around the world. (more...)

Karen Kingsbury to Visit Liberty University's Campus for College...
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

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PTC Announces MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a charming sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. The production runs from November 30 through December 15, 2018. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Welcomes the Return of THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse will present the acclaimed musical memoir, "The Pianist of Willesden Lane," from December 5 through December 22.  The production returns to the Playhouse by popular demand after a sold-out run in April 2017.  (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Sydney Theatre Company's Annual Piece of Political Satire Takes To The Larger Stage With THE WHARF REVUE: DEJÀ REVUE
by Jade Kops - Nov 16, 2018

In its 18th year, Sydney Theatre Company's annual political parody rises to new levels of creative brilliance with THE WHARF REVUE: DEJÀ REVUE. (more...)

VIDEO: Premiere Episode of DIRTY JOHN is Available Now
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Ahead of the premiere on Sunday, November 25 at 10 PM ET/PT, Bravo has made the entire first episode of 'Dirty John' available for a pre-linear preview on YouTube, BravoTV.com, VOD and the Bravo App. (more...)

Update: Man Shouting 'Heil Hitler, Heil Trump' at FIDDLER Claims to Have Been Expressing Hatred Toward the President
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 16, 2018

Yesterday, BroadwayWorld reported that on Wednesday night, a man reportedly shouted 'Heil, Hitler, Heil Trump' during intermission at a performance of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre. In an update published by the Baltimore Sun, we have now learned that the man, Anthony M. Derlunas, 58, had been 'drinking heavily' prior to his outburst, and was allegedly trying to express hatred for President Trump. (more...)

BEFORE THIS NEW YEAR Gets Industry Reading November 19th
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

'Before This New Year,' a coming-of-age identity and right-of-first-passage love story by playwright Liana Sonenclar, will play a reading for industry on Monday, November 19th at 7 PM, at the Jerry Orbach Theater at the Theater Center at 210 West 50th Street, and will feature a notable cast. The play is helmed by director Kimberly Loren Eaton, who has been working on the development of the piece with Sonenclar the past several months through her creative development and production company Theatrum Mundi Productions. (more...)

Guest Blog: Playwright Liv Warden On ANOMALY at Old Red Lion
by Guest Blog: Liv Warden - Nov 15, 2018

How do the lies and abuses of a powerful man end up woven in with those around them, stamped across their faces? Does their poison somehow seep out and ensnare them too? Does the very nature of a relationship with these men result in some kind of assumed complicity? (more...)

Man Shouts 'Heil Hitler, Heil Trump' During Performance of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

On Wednesday night, a man reportedly shouted 'Heil, Hitler, Heil Trump' during intermission at a performance of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre. Police were called and the man was escorted out by security. (more...)

Applaud Our Kids Foundation Announces Step into the Spotlight Soiree and Talent Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

What if you were a child who desperately wanted to take dance, acting, instrumental, or vocal lessons but your parent or guardian could not afford them for you? The Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, was created by Jodi and Melissa Grinwald to provide funding for children ages 7-18 in Ocean, Monmouth, and Mercer counties to take free vocal, dance, acting, and instrumental music lessons from September through June, making children's dreams a reality. (more...)

The CW to Develop Series Based on Theodora Goss' Book STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST'S DAUGHTER
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

Theodora Goss's book, “The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter,' is being developed into a drama series by The CW, according to Variety. (more...)

Oxygen to Debut Two-Hour Documentary, DIRTY JOHN, THE DIRTY TRUTH
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

This January, Oxygen Media, the destination for high-quality crime programming, will premiere a two-hour documentary, “Dirty John, The Dirty Truth.” A companion to Bravo's scripted anthology, the special goes beyond the articles and podcasts made famous by Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard, and traces con-man John Meehan's trail of manipulation that started long before he met Debra Newell. Through the eyes of the real people he deceived, the documentary takes a deep dive into his troubled past, his altercations with law enforcement, and features exclusive interviews with former girlfriends who speak out for the very first time.  (more...)

New Poetry Collection Addresses Historic Wrongs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Between 1845 and 1849, the inventor of the speculum, James Marion Sims, experimented on enslaved women at his makeshift hospital in Mt. Meigs, Alabama, in his quest to conduct groundbreaking work in the field of gynecology. In his autobiography, The Story of My Life, Sims provides the names of only three of the at least eleven women he spent years conducting countless surgeries on—Anarcha, Betsey, and Lucy. These mothers were subjected to his experimentations in hopes of being cured from fistula (severe vaginal tears) suffered during difficult childbirth—without anesthesia, without the ability to consent, and without a voice of their own. Until now. (more...)

New Thyroid Health Book, 'Undoing Hashimoto's' Shows How to Manage the Stress of Your Autoimmune Diagnosis and Build a Lifestyle that Supports You
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

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BWW Reviews: Minnesota Opera's Pulitzer Prize SILENT NIGHT Profoundly Speaks to Peace on Earth
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Nov 13, 2018

On opening night for the Minnesota Opera (MNOP), the audience in attendance became curiously quieter and quieter, silent, when the curtain rose at the Ordway Center on the company's contemporary award winning opera 'Silent Night.' Commissioned by MNOP in 2011, the music by Kevin Putts combined with a libretto by Mark Campbell transported the opera house to Christmas, 1914, the beginning of World War I, Based on Christian Carlson's screenplay for the film 'Joyeux Noel,' the opera travels to a small, bloodied war zone in a tiny Belgium village along the French boarder, which centers the attention while profoundly affecting those in the audience. (more...)

Tim Tebow to Host MILLION DOLLAR MILE on CBS
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Tim Tebow, former college football champion and NFL quarterback, will serve as host of MILLION DOLLAR MILE, a new 10-episode high-stakes physical competition series on the CBS Television Network. Matt “Money” Smith, the voice of the L.A. Chargers play-by-play, and Maria Taylor, ESPN host and reporter, will serve as commentators. (more...)

OWN to Premiere OPRAH WINFREY PRESENTS: BECOMMING MICHELLE OBAMA
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Hearst Magazines announced today that Oprah Winfrey's in-depth conversation with Michelle Obama about her new memoir Becoming will air as a primetime special “Oprah Winfrey Presents:  Becoming Michelle Obama” on Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 PT/ET on OWN, with an extended unedited version available on “Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations” podcast starting the same day, with part two available on November 19. In addition, the full interview will be streamed on Oprah's Facebook on Sunday, November 18 at 11:00 am ET/PT. The interview will also be featured in O, The Oprah Magazine on newsstands November 20, with behind-the-scenes content available on Oprahmag.com as well as globally across multiple Hearst Magazines' titles, including the December cover of ELLE. (more...)

Sitting Shotgun Presents DAUGHTERS OF SOLOMON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2018

Sitting Shotgun will close out the Fall 2018 Mainstage Season with Daughters of Solomon, a new play by Mark Thomas Johnson, directed by Allie Marotta. Performances will take place November 26th - December 2nd at SQUARE1 (885 Park Ave, Brooklyn, NY). The cast includes Alec Kirazian (Monk), Salome Egas (Muse), Caroline Festa (Daughter 1), and Lesley Young (Daughter 2). Creative team includes Alex Church-Gonzales (Assistant Director, Costume Design), Jack McManus (Dramaturg), Stephanie Orta-Vazquez (Fight Choreography), Linnea Sumner (Makeup/FX Design), Joe Scardino (Light Design), Conner Reilly (Graphic Design). (more...)

BWW Review: DJUNGELBOKEN THE MUSICAL (THE JUNGLE BOOK) at Waterfront
by Annette Stolt - Nov 11, 2018

For some years, Drose & Norberg has set up a family musical based on a famous story like The Wizard of Oz, Snow White the Musical and the Aladdin Adventure- The story they chosen this year is the Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. It's not a Disney version of the Jungle Book but a new musical with newly written music by Marin Landh and Peter Nygren. The well-known characters such as Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera, Shere Khan and the snake Kaa is still in the story. (more...)

Cast Announced For Mike Barltett's SNOWFLAKE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Cast announced for triple Oliver Award-winner Mike Bartlett's brand new play SNOWFLAKE this Christmas at Oxford's Old Fire Station, featuring: (more...)

Tickets on Sale Friday for Four Broadway in Cincinnati Shows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 2 for four additional shows in the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati season presented by TriHealth. Ticket prices for all three shows start at $31 and will be available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS starting at 9AM. (more...)

Birdsong and Williams Come Full Circle to Play THE LITTLE MERMAID's Ariel and Prince Eric for NCT
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 1, 2018

For Catherine Birdsong, the animated film version of The Little Mermaid - the 1989 Disney musical fantasy based on the story of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen - was the first movie she remembers ever seeing in a darkened cinema and it continues to elicit memories, to reverberate in her heart, particularly now that she finds herself in rehearsal for the debut of the stage musical at Nashville Children's Theatre. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Arrives In One Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is proud to present the Fox Cities engagement of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof November 27-December 2, 2018.  (more...)

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