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Matt Wolf's Short Documentary BAYARD & ME to Be Released 5/15
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2017

Matt Wolf's short doc BAYARD & ME, about how civil rights leader Bayard Rustin adopted his partner to legalize their relationship in the era before same-sex marriage; Released May 15th. (more...)

40th Anniversary BAY AREA PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL to be presented 7/13 – 23
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, one of the West Coast's premiere launchpads for exceptional emerging playwrights, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), featuring playwrights Hilary Bettis, Clarence Coo, Bennett Fisher, Lauren Gunderson, Nilan Johnson, and Mona Mansour. The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets on sale June 1st at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Host Chris Pine Promos This Week's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2017

Chris Pine hosts SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE this Saturday May 6, 2017, with musical guest LCD Soundsystem. Check out the promos below! (more...)

Critically Acclaimed Musical UPSTAIRS Brings Forgotten LGBT Tragedy to LA Pride & Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

In 1973, an arsonist set fire to the Up Stairs Lounge, a gay bar in New Orleans, Louisiana, claiming 32 victims in what was, until the Pulse nightclub shootings in Orlando, the deadliest mass murder of LGBT people in U.S. history. The arson remains unsolved and was largely forgotten in the intervening years. (more...)

Long Beach Opera presents SoCal Premiere of Opera FRIDA
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

On June 17, 18, 23, 24, & 25, Long Beach Opera (LBO) will present five outdoor performances of the highly anticipated Southern California premiere of Frida. The opera celebrates the renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, her vivacious spirit, sexuality, fragility, and her tumultuous life with muralist Diego Rivera. Robert Xavier Rodriguez' brilliant score captures Frida with music as rich and haunting as her art. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre's Ghostlight Reading Series to Continue with THE SUBJECT and CARLO AT THE WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Ghostlight Reading Series with readings of THE SUBJECT by Chisa Hutchinson and directed by Jade King Carroll on Monday, June 5th at 7pm and CARLO AT THE WEDDING by Bryna Turner and directed by Jenna Worsham on Monday, June 12th at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ISLAND, Tobacco Factory Bristol
by Tim Wright - May 24, 2017

"They sentenced me to life, not to death" is the cry from an increasingly broken Winston in this new production of Fugard's The Island. Set on the notorious Robben Island (the infamous place that held Nelson Mandela) during apartheid The Island offers a glimpse into the lives of two inmates- John and Winston who face impossibly long stretches of time under the unspeakably harsh regime. (more...)

Calling All Wynonna Earp Fans!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

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GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 23, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Tuesday, May 23, 2017, and we are all so very lucky to be alive and to be engaged in the creation of live theater - in Tennessee, no less - with the ability to live life dramatically and to reflect on the world around us. And what a world it is: Last night, people in Nashville were exultant…the Nashville Predators won the Western Conference Playoffs to advance to the Stanley Cup Final of the National Hockey League! (more...)

European Literature Night to Land at Bohemian National Hall Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

European Literature Night (ELN) comes to Bohemian National Hall in New York City on June 2 from 7-10pm, with actors performing a curated selection of passages from fifteen exceptional literary works of fiction and poetry from across the European continent. The selected books will be available in a book fair along with other international titles. (more...)

Defiance Theatre Co Presents GROUP a World Premiere Play About PTSD
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

"GROUP", a play about PTSD will premiere at the Avery Schreiber Playhouse in the NoHo Arts District during PTSD Awareness month. The story takes place in a group therapy session, during which a handful of characters explore their individual trauma. Guided by a caring therapist with his own issues, 5 victims of trauma must work through their struggles to discover that their perceptions of each other and themselves are not always what they seem. This play addresses issues relating to veterans, domestic abuse, racism, and gender identity.  (more...)

Manal al-Sharif to Discuss 'DARING TO DRIVE' Book at The Music Hall This June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Next month, The Music Hall will welcome to its Innovation and Leadership series the remarkable Manal al-Sharif, winner of the Vaclav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent at the Oslo Freedom Forum in 2012 and named one of the '100 Most Influential People in the World' by TIME that same year. (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre presents PARADIGM SHIFTS
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director) in association with the Center for Earth Ethics (Karenna Gore, Director) and Union Forum (Derrick Harkins, VP for Innovation in Public Programming), will present PARADIGM SHIFTS Music and Film Festival at Union Theological Seminary, in James Chapel, 3041 Broadway (at 121st Street), New York, NY 10027, from Tuesday, June 13 through Saturday, June 17, 2017. (more...)

Theater of Others Updates 400-Year-Old Comedy THE ROARING GIRL 6/16- 7/2
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Theater of Others continues its fearless foray into the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries with Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker's 1611 comedy, The Roaring Girl, or Moll Cutpurse.  Moll is a dramatization of the life of Mary Frith, a carouser, cross-dresser, pickpocket, and street brawler in the lower depths of 17th century London.  Gaby Schneider directs a cast of fourteen at the Theater of Others' home, the Kelly Cullen Community Auditorium, 220 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco. The Roaring Girl, or Moll Cutpurse runs Thursdays through Sundays, June 16-July 2.  As with all Theater of Others productions, admission is Pay-What-You-Will. (more...)

Andy Frasco & The U.N. Release CD/DVD Set of 'Party Blues'
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Songs From The Road is a new CD/DVD set from Andy Frasco & The U.N. on Ruf Records that captures all the full-throttle mayhem of the group's live show. (more...)

Al Gore, Ron Chernow, Reza Aslan and More Slated for Chicago Humanities Festival's FALLFEST/17: BELIEF
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

This fall, the Chicago Humanities Festival is asking Chicagoans, what do you believe? Belief will be the theme of CHF's 2017 Fallfest. CHF's flagship festival will feature nearly 100 events between October 29 and November 12. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Concludes 30th Anniversary Season with WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre concludes its 30th Anniversary season with Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution, running May 9-May 28.  Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the high-voltage thriller by the Queen of Crime drama features an ensemble of professional actors. (more...)

Haitian Group RAM to Tour U.S. with 2 Shows at Compas Haitian Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Celebrated Haitian group RAM embark on a U.S. Tour, kicking off with two Miami shows as part of the 19th Annual Compas Haitian Festival: Moca Cafe Lounge, 738 NE 125th St., Friday, May 19. Showtime: 11pm-1am. Tickets available through Ticketmaster. Info: (305) 945-8814 or www.facebook.com/MocaCafeLounge/; and Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Sunday, May 21. Showtime: 4pm. Tickets available through Ticketmaster. Info: (305) 945-8814 or www.bayfrontparkmiami.com/.  (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/13/2017
by - May 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/13/2017. (more...)

40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, one of the West Coast's premiere launchpads for exceptional emerging playwrights, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), featuring playwrights Hilary Bettis, Clarence Coo, Bennett Fisher, Lauren Gunderson, Nilan Johnson, and Mona Mansour. The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets on sale June 1st at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)

Review Roundup: ANNIE Returns to the West End - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Jun 6, 2017

Last night, Nikolai Foster's revival of Annie opened at the Piccadilly Theatre in London's West End. The production stars Miranda Hart as Miss Hannigan, Alex Bourne as Daddy Warbucks, Holly Dale Spencer as Grace Farrell, Jonny Fines as Rooster and Djalenga Scott as Lily. (more...)

Jason Alexander to Take the Stage in John Patrick Shanley's New Play THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, presented as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

George Takei to Return to ALLEGIANCE for Los Angeles Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

East West Players (EWP) and Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) have announced that stage, television, and film star George Takei will lead the cast in the Los Angeles premiere of the Broadway musical Allegiance, which will be co-produced by EWP and JACCC by special arrangement with Sing Out, Louise! Productions and ATA, with performances at JACCC's Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles from February 21-April 1, 2018. Previews will run from February 21-25, with the Opening Night performance and reception on February 28. (more...)

Four-Part Documentary THE DEFIANT ONES Available on HBO NOW & HBO GO 7/9
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The four-part documentary event THE DEFIANT ONES is scheduled to air on the HBO network across consecutive nights, July 9-12. In a first for HBO, all four episodes will be made available early for streaming exclusively on HBO NOW, HBO GO and affiliate portals, as well as on HBO On Demand. (more...)

Documentary Event THE DEFIANT ONES Debuts 7/9 on HBO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

THE DEFIANT ONES, a four-part documentary event, debuts SUNDAY, JULY 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO, with parts 2, 3 and 4 debuting on successive nights, JULY 10, 11 and 12, at the same time. Director Allen Hughes (“Menace II Society”) has made an unquestionably bold film about the unlikely but ultimately unbreakable bond of trust and friendship between Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, two street-smart men from different worlds who have shaped many of the most exciting and extreme moments in recent pop culture. (more...)

BWW Review: American Ballet Theatre's SWAN LAKE is a Swimming Success
by Christina Pandolfi - Jun 21, 2017

If ever someone were to look up “classical ballet” in the dictionary, an image captured from Swan Lake would certainly accompany its definition, thanks to its timeless grace and poise. On Wednesday June 14, 2017, American Ballet Theatre more than lived up to Swan Lake's storied reputation, as the company danced with both precision and pixie dust to create lyrical beauty that echoed Tchaikovsky's magical score. (more...)

Haitian Group RAM Tours U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Celebrated Haitian group RAM continue on their U.S. Tour, which comes to SOB's, 204 Varick St., New York City, Friday, June 16. Showtime: 11:00 pm. Tickets: $25. (advance), $30. (door). Must be 21 and over to enter. Info: (212) 243-4940 or visit http://sobs.com/. (more...)

Andy Frasco & The U.N. Releasing New Live Album of House Party Blues
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Songs From The Road is a new CD/DVD set from Andy Frasco & The U.N. on Ruf Records that captures all the full-throttle mayhem of the group's live show. (more...)

Haitian Group RAM Tours U.S, to Co-Headline Solstice 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Celebrated Haitian group RAM continue on their U.S. Tour, comnig to Cleveland to co-headline Solstice 2017, at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Saturday, June 24. Showtime: 8:00pm to 1:00am. (Event is sold out). Info: (216) 421-7350 or http://www.clevelandart.org/events/special-events/solstice-2017. (more...)

Artistic Teams For Bay Area Playwrights Festival Named: Directors & Dramaturgs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, the West Coast's premiere launchpad for exceptional emerging playwrights has named the artistic teams and daily schedule for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF).  The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events, and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)

Exclusive BWW Interview: David Winitsky & Creative Team of JEWISH PLAYS PROJECT at 14th Street Y
by Amy Oestreicher - Jun 14, 2017

'Why is this night different from all other nights?'  The Jewish Plays Project is known for putting bold, progressive Jewish conversations on world stages.  It made this Jewish playwright's dreams come true to do some 'kibbitzing' with the creative team of JPP's newest work. (more...)

Second Thought to Close 2017 Season with World Premiere of THE NECESSITIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Second Thought Theatre closes its 2017 season of change with the world premiere of The Necessities by Dallas-based playwright and artist Blake Hackler. Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director for the Dallas Theater Center, returns to direct after previously directing Othello and Gruesome Playground Injuries for the company. (more...)

The Regrettes Release Politically-Charged Video For 'Seashore'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

LA-based punk act The Regrettes have released a politically-charged new video for their song, 'Seashore,' off their critically acclaimed debut album, Feel Your Feelings, Fool! Entertainment Weekly premieres the video today (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces Casting for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

World premieres, new productions, and exciting artist debuts will make the 59th season at Sarasota Opera a season not to miss. Highlights of the upcoming year include the return of Giuseppe Verdi, the 6th Sarasota Youth Opera world premiere, and operas by composers such as Vincenzo Bellini and Eugen D'Albert whose operas have not been heard on our stage. (more...)

BWW Interview: Carole J. Bufford Discusses the Fearless Females of the 1960s and Her Celebration of Them at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Ashley Steves - Jul 6, 2017

One of the country's most vibrant eras in music, in general and especially for women, was the 1960s, filled to the brim with girl groups like The Chantels and The Supremes, folk pioneers like Joan Baez, and songwriters so influential that, decades later, that musical written about them keeps filling its Broadway house to capacity for close to four years (Carole King, of course). In the midst of political and public unrest, in a male-dominated world and industry, these women made space and carved out their own spots in music history. Who better to spotlight these singers and songwriters than Carole J. Bufford, who has carved out her own spot within the New York cabaret scene as an enthusiastic and rich interpreter of the Jazz Age songbook, and returned to the circuit with something a little different: YOU DON'T OWN ME: THE FEARLESS FEMALES OF THE 1960S, a celebration of the 'bold and daring women [who] planted their flags and ensured their voices were heard.' And as it turns out, it's not only Bufford's most fearless show, but also one of her best. (more...)

PBS TV Series Features Glenwood Springs, Colorado
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

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DAN CODY'S YACHT to Make World Premiere at MTC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club has just announced it will produce the world premiere of Dan Cody's Yacht, a new play written by Anthony Giardina and directed by Doug Hughes, as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. Dan Cody's Yacht will begin previews May 15, 2018 ahead of a June 6, 2018 opening night at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa Join Jason Alexander in John Patrick Shanley's THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce additional casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, appearing as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Levi Kreis to Celebrate BROADWAY AT THE KEYS Album at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Tony Award winner Levi Kreis (Best Featured Actor for originating the role of Jerry Lee Lewis in Broadway's Tony nominated musical Million Dollar Quartet) is headed back to Feinstein's/54 Below in support of his latest album BROADWAY AT THE KEYS. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Proving To Be More a Prophesy Than A Heeded Warning, George Orwell's 1984 Comes Off The Page and Onto Stage.
by Jade Kops - Jul 2, 2017

Returning to Australia following success at the 2015 Melbourne Festival, Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's adaptation of George Orwell's famous dystopian novel 1984 is presented by Sydney Theatre Company and State Theatre Company South Australia with an all Australian cast. (more...)

BWW Review: Revolutionary HAIR Still Wows at GLOW Lyric Theatre
by Neil Shurley - Jul 18, 2017

Director Jenna Tamisiea and music director Christian Elser put a talented cast through a physical and emotional journey that still feels revolutionary. They'll wow you with their stamina, their marvelous musicianship (including a crack live band), and their raw emotional power. (more...)

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by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jul 16, 2017

Want some new books to curl up with this summer? Check out some of the fantastic e-books currently on sale!! The publishers have made it really easy to stock up--and a lot of books have the ENTIRE SERIES on sale, so you can buy them in one swoop without hurting your wallet too much!!! (more...)

Stella Gonet to Star in the London Revival of John Patrick Shanley's DOUBT, A PARABLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Stella Gonet is to star in Doubt, A Parable by John Patrick Shanley one of the most acclaimed plays in recent memory. (more...)

Belvoir Prepares for the Australian Premiere of HIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Belvoir is thrilled to be showcasing the Australian Premiere of the smash hit new play Hir from New York playwright and performance artist Taylor Mac. Mac who prefers the gender pronoun 'judy' is best known for judy's exuberant and outlandish drag performances including the award-winning 24-hour long 24 Decade History of Popular Music. (more...)

Rochester Fringe Slates Over 500 Shows on World Fringe Day
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival (Thursday, September 14 - Saturday, September 23) announced its entire 10-day, 2017 lineup at its sixth annual BIG REVEAL press conference today - a very special day for the more than 200 fringe festivals that exist worldwide: the first-ever World Fringe Day. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- The Unmarried
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 3, 2017

BWW speaks to Lauren Gauge about bringing The Unmarried to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Dozens of Chinese Acts to Perform at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

While the world's attention is on Edinburgh, more than a dozen Chinese acts will take part in the globally renowned fringe festival. (more...)

Gustavo Ramirez World Premiere, New Works by Twyla Tharp and More Set for Alvin Ailey's 2017 New York City Center Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the theater's stage from November 29th - December 31st, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Tina Fey Returns to Weekend Update to Respond to Trump, Charlottesville & More
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

On last night's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: WEEKEND UPDATE, Tina Fey returned to the news desk to react to the events of Charlottesville and offer a plan for how to deal with future Alt-Right protests. (more...)

Pig Iron Theatre Company to Premiere A PERIOD OF ANIMATE EXISTENCE at Philadelphia Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Pig Iron Theatre Company, the internationally acclaimed, Philadelphia-based organization, has announced that the world premiere of its ambitious, timely production A Period of Animate Existence will take place September 22-24 at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania in the 2017 Fringe Festival, co-presented by FringeArts and Annenberg Center Live. (more...)

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