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Photo Flash: First Glance At ALL SHE MUST POSSESS At Rep Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Playwright Susan McCully's original production about Baltimore's famed Cone sisters, "All She Must Possess," will premiere at Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC). Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone, Daughters of German-Jewish immigrants, could have lived tranquil, appropriate lives as respected Victorian ladies. Instead, the iconic duo voraciously collected art and curios from around the world. The unassuming Etta, often overshadowed by her sister, sat demurely among art and literary geniuses of the early twentieth century, while slowly amassing one of world's greatest Modern art collections. (more...)

Official: Jonathan Pryce And Dame Eileen Atkins To Star In THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Multi award-winning star of screen and stage Jonathan Pryce and three-time Olivier award-winning Dame Eileen Atkins will star in The Height of the Storm, a new play by Florian Zeller, the internationally acclaimed writer of The Father. (more...)

Lucy Rose's STRANGEST OF WAYS Premieres on Refinery 29 + U.S. tour begins March 6
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

UK artist Lucy Rose premieres the video for her new single 'Strangest of Ways' withRefinery 29. Refinery 29 says of the video, 'Heartwarming... no one can ever say Lucy Rose doesn't care about her fans. The U.K. based singer and songwriter doesn't just respond to their emails and chat after shows--she stays at their houses.' The track comes from her third studio album, Something's Changing out now onArts & Crafts. Lucy continues her U.S. tour beginning March 2. Additionally, the B-side of 'All That Fear' is now available online. Listen here via VEVO and on Spotify. (more...)

HISTORY LEZONS A Festival Of Short Plays Comes to Pride Arts Center This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

???????March has officially been Women's History Month in the U.S. since 1987. In 2018, Pride Films and Plays will celebrate its own "Women-Loving-Women's History Month" with HISTORY LEZONS, a showcase of nine short plays about women of previous eras - some historical, some fictional, some a combination of both.  (more...)

TALK MUSIC TALK LIVE Podcast presents Sarah Elizabeth Charles, The City And Horses & Corbu On 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Talk Music Talk with boice is proud to present a live podcast event at the historic Strand Book Store in NYC on Thursday, March 1st from 7pm to 9pm. The event will feature performances and conversations with three past guests: Sarah Elizabeth Charles, The City and Horses and Corbu. Admission is $10 and includes a $10 gift card to Strand Book Store. (more...)

Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse Presents A Quest For Love In THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company presents The House of Bernarda Alba, Federico Garcia Lorca's admired and passionate play about a family's tragedy, love, and oppression brought to life by the talented students of the Conservatory. (more...)

Target Margin Theater Announces Casting, Creative Team For PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE GIRL's Debut Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Following a five year search for a permanent home, Target Margin Theater (Founding Artistic Director David Herskovits, Associate Artistic Director Moe Yousuf, General Manager Lu Liu) is proud to present the world premiere of Pay No Attention To The Girl (March 29-April 21), which marks the Company's debut off-Broadway performances in their new 3,250 sq. ft. home in Brooklyn. Directed by Founding Artistic Director David Herskovits, Pay No Attention To The Girl is an interlocking set of tales about the deceptions of the sexes that lead us deep into the labyrinth of The Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Silk Road, MENA (Middle Eastern / North African), and South Asian stories. (more...)

BWW Interview: Nafessa Williams talks about BLACK LIGHTING on the CW
by E.H. Reiter - Feb 8, 2018

Nafessa Williams talks about BLACK LIGHTING on the CW (more...)

HAMILTON to Anchor 2018 – 2019 Broadway in San Antonio Season - Twenty-Nine Tony Awards, One Impressive New Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

The Majestic Theatre announced its line-up of shows for the 2018-2019 North Park Lexus Broadway in San Antonio Season (BISA). HAMILTON anchors the season with a three week run, May 7-26, 2019. With eight productions, the season includes a mixture of Blockbuster Tony Award®-winners, five market premieres and returning audience favorites. (more...)

MarVista Acquires Lea Thompson's THE YEAR OF SPECTACULAR MEN for June Release
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

MarVista Entertainment and Parkside Pictures announced today the acquisition of actor/director Lea Thompson's debut feature  THE YEAR OF SPECTACULAR MEN, which  bowed at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival. Thompson directed from a script by daughter Madelyn Deutch and plays a supporting role opposite both Deutch and her other daughter Zoey Deutch (BEFORE I FALL, WHY HIM?). Zoey Deutch and Thompson's husband Howard Deutch (PRETTY IN PINK) served as the film's producers, alongside Gordon Gilbertson and Parkside's Dan Roth and Damiano Tucci. MarVista, which recently produced Marianna Palka's 2017 Sundance entrant BITCH, has set a mid-June 2018 theatrical release date. (more...)

Oregon Jewish Museum Hosts An Historic Evening With Anne Frank's Stepsister, Eva Schloss
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

???????Enter the world of Anne Frank as told by Eva Schloss, her stepsister and childhood friend. When Germany annexed Austria in 1938, many Jewish families fled Austria to avoid persecution. Among the emigrants was Eva Geiringer, who with her mother, brother and father moved to Belgium and then to Holland, where one of her neighbors was Anne Frank. At the age of eight, Eva became friends with Anne, playing hopscotch and drinking lemonade together. (more...)

Theater At Monmouth Announced 2018 Season: ROAR! The Year Of The Woman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

???????This summer, Theater at Monmouth celebrates wily, wicked, and wonderful women through classic literature's most fantastic females. From fierce matriarchs, unfaithful wives, and every Madonna in-between, Roar! The Year of the Woman spotlights the ladies who move mountains for their families, friends, and most importantly, themselves. Taking on tyrants, freeloaders, and faithless frauds these femme fatales fight for what they believe in, charting a course to a better world for their sisters and Daughters. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2018 Season Opens 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival will launch its 83nd year with preview performances beginning on February 16. The 2018 season officially kicks off Friday night, February 23, in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's Othello (director, Bill Rauch). On Saturday afternoon, Shakespeare's Henry V (director, Rosa Joshi) opens in the Thomas Theatre, and the West Coast premiere of Kate Hamill's adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility (director, Hana S. Sharif) opens that evening in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. On Sunday afternoon, Karen Zacarias's Destiny of Desire (director, Jose Luis Valenzuela) will be staged in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. (more...)

The J Hosts FIDDLER ON THE ROOF MOVIE Sing Along to Celebrate Youth Production
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Since 1964, Fiddler on the Roof has left audiences singing some of its most memorable songs including 'Matchmaker, Matchmaker' and 'Sunrise, Sunset.' On Monday, February 19, the whole family is invited to The J for a free singalong to this iconic movie musical. The event is a precursor to the (more...)

The Center For The Arts THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Members of The Flora L. Thornton Opera Program will perform W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's most popular comic operetta "The Pirates of Penzance" at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre from Wednesday, February 21 through Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts. (more...)

BWW Review: Fresh Ink Theatre Offers a Breath of Fresh Air with NOMAD AMERICANA
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 6, 2018

World premiere production of Kira Rockwell's NOMAD AMERICANA introduces the eccentric Echo family, whose vagabond lifestyle allows them the freedom to be who they are while looking for the magic in the universe. The play is a gently meandering character study and a breath of fresh air. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Maurer Productions OnStage (MPO) is about to celebrate life, tradition, matchmakers and miracles as the award-winning company presents the beloved Broadway classic "Fiddler on the Roof." Tevye and all the villagers from Anatevka take up residence at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre Fridays, March 16 and 23 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, March 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays, March 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. (Matinee performances are sold out.) (more...)

BWW Feature: AUCKLAND FRINGE at Auckland Fringe
by Monica Moore - Feb 21, 2018

The 2018 Auckland Fringe is the first annual iteration of the festival - an organic result of the momentum created from the success of the 2017 Fringe. The Auckland Fringe has existed in various guises since 2009, but it wasn't until the current Festival Director Lydia Zanetti took over during make-or-break times, and carried off an explosive Auckland Fringe in 2017 that we've seen it start to show its teeth. (more...)

New Play BIG ROCK Premieres In Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

With great excitement, Onward Ho! Productions today announces the World Premiere production of local playwright Sonya Schneider's new play Big Rockas well as its full ensemble casting. Big Rock will run at West of Lenin in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood March 16-31, and tickets are now on sale online at http://bit.ly/BIGROCKplay. (more...)

Stephanie J. Block and More Join Broadway Baby Mamas Benefit for Planned Parenthood at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Joining the previously announced women performing in Broadway Baby Mamas in support of Planned Parenthood on March 15th, 2018 at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, are two time Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block, and Broadway favorites, Sara Jean Ford, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Garrett Elise Long, Megan McGinnis and Natasha Yvette Williams. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Announces George Ball Starring as KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Rubicon Theatre today announced casting for KING LEAR, the centerpiece of the company's 20th Anniversary Season. Timely and trenchant,LEAR is the story of a narcissistic ruler who craves adulation, casts out those who doubt his decisions, and neglects those on the fringes of society. Considered by many to be Shakespeare's greatest masterpiece, KING LEAR is a haunting and epic saga of love, greed, family strife, and civil war. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Family, Fitting In and Fighting Against A Society That Sees Married White Men As The Pinnacle Is Examined In SINGLE ASIAN FEMALE
by Jade Kops - Feb 19, 2018

Michelle Law's SINGLE ASIAN FEMALE finally puts an underrepresented portion of society on the Australian stage with a witty presentation of the challenges faced by the non-white population and women in general.  (more...)

Squirrel Teaches Little Girl to Overcome Fear in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

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Disney Channel Announces DESCENDANTS 3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

A legion of “Descendants” fans received confirmation of the long-awaited news of a “Descendants 3” movie tonight, via an interstitial that aired during a programming event for Disney's “ZOMBIES” on Disney Channel. The intriguing message, featuring “Mal” (daughter of Maleficent), alludes to a new villain character – Mal's father – joining the hugely popular story of the teenage sons and Daughters of Disney's most infamous villains. Loyal fans have suspected and even demanded a “trequel” and have skillfully tracked clues across social media and the internet of recent pre-production activities in Vancouver, Canada. “Descendants 3” will begin production there in summer for a debut next year on Disney Channel. (more...)

Connecticut Women Attend the Second Women's Voices Theater Festival Held in D.C.
by Lauren Yarger - Feb 18, 2018

Connecticut women attend Voices Festival in DC; Playwright Initiative at Ivoryton; International Women's Day Readings at Westport (more...)

HAMILTON To Anchor SunTrust Broadway At DPAC's 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2018

Direct from New York, Nederlander presents SunTrust Broadway at DPAC's, 2018 / 2019 Season. It's our "New York, New York" Season with all eight shows being current or recent hits direct-from-Broadway. The eleventh season of SunTrust Broadway at DPAC begins this fall, anchored by HAMILTON, and featuring 2017 Tony-winning Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award-winning, DEAR EVAN HANSEN and 2017 Tony-winning Best Revival of a Musical, HELLO, DOLLY! starring Broadway legend Betty Buckley as Dolly Gallagher Levi. (more...)

UNO Pizzeria & Grill announces new local craft beer line up
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2018

UNO Pizzeria & Grill will add excitement to the doldrums of winter with the launch of their latest seasonal craft beer line up starting in February. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HUMANS at the Orpheum Theatre
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Feb 16, 2018

THE HUMANS plays at Minneapolis' Orpheum through Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. This Tony Award-winning show about a family gathering for Thanksgiving dinner in modern-day New York City provides a lot of food for thought. (more...)

BWW Interview: ACTRESS TAMMY CATALANO
by Mark C. Lloyd - Feb 16, 2018

BWW Interview: ACTRESS TAMMY CATALANO (more...)

Playwrights Foundation Announces The Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Producing Partnerships and Rough Readings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

The 41st Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival, the premiere festival for new works on the west coast, runs July 20th - 29th returning to the recently renovated Potrero Stage, 1695 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107. Over 700 scripts were submitted for this year's festival. The final Six talented emerging playwrights from across the country will each have two readings of a new work presented by the Bay Area's top acting talent. Final playwrights will be announced in April and tickets for the festival will go on sale in May. (more...)

Playwrights Foundation Announces the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Producing Partnerships and Rough Readings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

The 41st Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival, the premiere festival for new works on the west coast, runs July 20th - 29th returning to the recently renovated Potrero Stage, 1695 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107. Over 700 scripts were submitted for this year's festival. The final Six talented emerging playwrights from across the country will each have two readings of a new work presented by the Bay Area's top acting talent. Final playwrights will be announced in April and tickets for the festival will go on sale in May. (more...)

J.D. McClatchy And Composer Christopher Theofanidis To Write Opera-Oratorio On Nicholas Gage's Memoir ELENI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

???????Impresario Peter Tiboris announced today that he has commissioned acclaimed composer Christopher Theofanidis and poet and librettist J. D. McClatchy, a 2003 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, to create an opera-oratorio based on the international bestseller 'Eleni,' about a woman's sacrifice to save her children during the Greek Civil War. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag Productions Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce its 2018 season, kicking off this spring with a revival of its 2013 hit L'IMITATION OF LIFE, a dead on parody of the 1959 film Imitation of Life about race, mothers and Daughters - and looking fabulous! Adapted by Ricky Graham and Running with Scissors and directed by ensemble member Stevie Love, ensemble member Ed Jones and Robert Williams reprise their roles as Lana Turner and Annie Johnson. (more...)

Book Now For Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins in THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM is a beautifully compelling family drama by Florian Zeller. Starring Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins, on stage together for the first time, this major new play from the writer of Olivier Award-winning The Father is a searing exploration of love, family and the fragility of life. Book tickets here! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts International Women's Day Event Featuring Joanna Gleason and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse will host the second annual 'Letters to Our Daughters,' a free-of-charge event to celebrate International Women's Day, on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. A diverse group of 13 women, including Tony Award winners Joanna Gleason and Judith Ivey, and 'This Is Us' series regular Susan Kelechi Watson, will read essays and poems written by female authors on global women's issues. (more...)

Celebrity Attractions Announces its 35th Anniversary 2018-2019 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Celebrating 35 years of bringing Broadway and more to Tulsa, Celebrity Attractions is proud to announce an extraordinary lineup of six national Broadway tours coming in the Celebrity Attractions' 2018-2019 Broadway Season to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. This special anniversary season includes the return of Tulsa's most popular musical, WICKED, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera with LOVE NEVER DIES, Broadway's funniest and longest-running play THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, an irresistible slice of musical theatre heaven with WAITRESS, the joyous classic to raise a cup to with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and the season concludes with HAMILTON, making its Tulsa debut. (more...)

Elevator Repair Service Announces Cast & Creative Team For EVERYONE'S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLF
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Elevator Repair Service, "one of the city's few truly essential theater companies" (New York Times), is pleased to present the world premiere of Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf, a new play written by longtime company member Kate Scelsa and directed by Elevator Repair Service Artistic Director John Collins. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lee Meriwether Honored By Theatre West
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Actress and former Miss America, Lee Meriwether, was honored in Los Angeles on February 10th by Theatre West; the theatre company she helped found 55 years ago.  Aside from originating the role of  Catwomen on Batman in the 1960s, Meriwether starred in such series as Time Tunnel, Barnaby Jones,  All My Children, Star Trek and many more.  (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, HAMILTON, WAITRESS and More Slated for Tulsa in 2018/2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Celebrating 35 years of bringing Broadway and more to Tulsa, Celebrity Attractions is proud to announce an extraordinary lineup of six national Broadway tours coming in the Celebrity Attractions' 2018-2019 Broadway Season to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. This special anniversary season includes the return of Tulsa's most popular musical, WICKED, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera with LOVE NEVER DIES, Broadway's funniest and longest-running play THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, an irresistible slice of musical theatre heaven with WAITRESS, the joyous classic to raise a cup to with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and the season concludes with HAMILTON, making its Tulsa debut. (more...)

Guest Blog: Kieran Knowles On CHICKEN SOUP. At Sheffield Crucible
by Guest Blog: Kieran Knowles - Feb 13, 2018

The first thing I should say is: this story isn't mine. I found it in a pub in October 2016 in the shape of a 68-year-old actor and playwright called Ray Castleton. He had been to an artist's development performance of Operation Crucible in the Crucible's Studio Theatre in Sheffield, and he was telling me about himself and a play he had written for a project called Experience Barnsley. (more...)

Jamie Otis Endorsed Dating Book 'What To Do When Jane Knows DICK About Dating' Hits Bookstores
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

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Blumenthal Performing Arts New Board Of Trustees Members
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

???????"These individuals bring a breadth of expertise and experience that we need to be effective in both running a highly complex business, and in responding to the needs of our community.  They've generously commited their time and talent to help us create the vibrant cultural scene the region needs to thrive, and to enrich the lives of each member of our community, and particularly our kids. "We also look forward to the leadership of Jeff Hay, who has been a highly effective Board member and officer for a number of years.  We are deeply grateful to outgoing Chair Kristin Hills Bradberry for her leadership, vision and service to our community." (more...)

Justin Huertas Joins Band For 12 OPHELIAS Opening Friday at UW Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

???????What if, instead of drowning, Shakespeare's Ophelia had splashed through the brook water and found a parallel universe on the other side? (more...)

#SeeHer & NBCUniversal Team Up For Partnership Debuting During Winter Olympics Games
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

#SeeHer & NBCUniversal Team Up For Partnership Debuting During Winter Olympics Games (more...)

MARCH MOVIES 2018 Announced at The Ellen Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Kick off the month of March on Sunday the 4th with a sing-a-long to the 1978 musical hit - GREASE! Set in the late 1950s, the film stars John Travolta as bad boy Danny and Olivia Newton-John as good girl Sandy. Sing along to favorites 'Summer Nights,' 'Greased Lightnin',' 'Beauty School Dropout,' 'You're the One That I Want,' and more! Everyone is encouraged to dress up in your best '50s garb, be it Pink Ladies, T-Birds, or Rydell High Staff! Please note: Grease is rated PG-13; some song lyrics contain adult content, such as language and sexual references/innuendo. Tickets $5.00. The film starts at 2 PM. 1 hour and 50 minutes. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Challenge Of Growing Older Plays Out in TRAVELLING NORTH
by Jade Kops - Feb 12, 2018

Genesian Theatre starts off its 2018 season with David Williamson's TRAVELLING NORTH, a middle class story of finding love, moving on and getting older.  (more...)

First Season of SOULBLAZING WITH LISA HAISHA Starring Self -Help Guru Lisa Haisha Debuts on Amazon Prime Video
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

If you're tired of self-help books giving you step-by-step instructions on how to be happy and achieve success, the new series 'SoulBlazing with Lisa Haisha' promises to provide a better approach to accomplishing your goals and living a fulfilling life. (more...)

Scoop: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Games on FOX - New Episodes Monday, February 26, 2018
by TV Scoop - Feb 12, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up On All New BROOKLYN NINE-NINE , airing on FOX on Monday, February 26, 2018! (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Returns to Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2018

The world's most loved, all-time record-breaking Broadway show returns to Sydney's south in March when Rockdale Musical Society presents FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, starring award-winning ADAM SCICLUNA as Tevye. (more...)

Broadway In Cincinnati Announces its 2018/19 Season, Including HAMILTON and DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2018

New Season Subscriptions for the 18/19 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati Season presented by TriHealth are not available for purchase. Those interested in further information are encouraged to visit BroadwayInCincinnati.com to join the eClub to be notified about Subscription information. (more...)

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