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Based on the novel by Jane Austen

Emma (or Emma: A Play in Two Acts about Emma Goldman, American Anarchist, its full title) is a play by historian and playwright Howard Zinn (1922–2010). It was first performed in 1976.



Photo Flash: First Look at SALAD DAYS at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

63 years after its first London production, Salad Days returns in an exciting revamp of the much-loved classical musical.Reimagined for the Union Theatre, Bryan Hodgson's new production is the highlight of this year's off West-End season running at the Union Theatre, London, until 9 September 2017. (more...)

Gallery Players to Open 51st Season with ANNIE in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Gallery Players charges into its 51st season with their first show, the beloved and uplifting Annie.  It tells the story of a plucky and lovable orphan girl, a millionaire, and how they find their forever family with each other.  This year marks the 40th year anniversary of the original Broadway production. The show has been a family favorite ever since.  (more...)

Emma Dennis-Edwards, Wil Coban, and More to Star in New British Play GATE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Emma Dennis-Edwards (Eve), Wil Coban (Mark), Eleanor Henderson (Rebecca), Joe McArdle (Luke) and Katie Sherrard (Esther) will star in the premiere of Artemis Fitzalan Howard's play GATE at the Cockpit Theatre in London.  (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Comes to Wolverhampton in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner in association with Michael Harrison announced today that the Olivier, Tony and Grammy Award-winning West End and Broadway musical BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will go on sale next week ahead of performances at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 June 2018. (more...)

SheShakespeare Presents AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

SheShakespeare is delighted to host its debut production of As You Like It by William Shakespeare October 24 - November 4 at the boutique venue in Darlinghurst, MUSE. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Almeida Theatre's AGAINST, Featuring Ben Whishaw
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Luke is an aerospace billionaire who can talk to anyone. But God is talking to him. He sets out to change the world. Only violence stands in his way. (more...)

Company of Fools to Present Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Following a successful summer run of Aaron Posner's play Life Sucks, Company of Fools' 22nd season of theatre continues this fall with a production of BRIGHT HALF LIFE by playwright Tanya Barfield. Company of Fools' Interim Artistic Director, Ilana Becker, will direct the play, which runs Sept. 27-Oct. 14, 2017, at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey. (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 2017 West End Wilma Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Theatre Blogger West End Wilma has just announced that the fourth annual West End Wilma Awards (this year in association with Free@Last TV Ltd) will take place on Friday 3 November, 2pm at London's Delfont Room (Prince of Wales Theatre).  (more...)

Emma Palzere-Rae Chats AH, WILDERNESS! at East Lynne Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Emma Palzere-Rae is currently playing Essie Miller, a savvy wife and mother in a Connecticut town in 1906. She's a loving wife to Nat, a newspaper owner, an understanding sister to Sid, who has trouble keeping a job, and a concerned mother for her children, ages teenage on up. Emma herself lives in southeastern Connecticut with her husband and two sons. (more...)

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Announces 2017-18 Season at the Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

A founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (COP) announces its 2017-2018 Season. From September 2017 through May 2018, the Chamber Orchestra will perform six programs as part of its subscription series. All six concert pairs will be performed in the Kimmel Center's intimate Perelman Theater. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: New Australian Musical Showcases Australian Talent With An Account Of The Incredible Life of Dame Nellie MELBA
by Jade Kops - Aug 17, 2017

Nicholas Christo and Johannes Luebbers intriguing new musical MELBA sees opera and musical theatre come together to celebrate the legendary Dame Nellie Melba. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Team to Talk Journey from Gander to Broadway in BroadwayCon Panel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced that Tony Award-winning musical Come From Away joins BroadwayCon 2018. As part of MainStage programming, this Come From Away panel will feature a conversation with the cast and creative team on the journey from Gander to Broadway. (more...)

Toronto Film Festival Announces Four International Participants for Rising Stars Programme
by Movies News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced today four outstanding actors who will participate in the newly expanded TIFF Rising Stars programme. (more...)

VIDEO: Willem Dafoe 'Accepts' Harry Connick Jr.'s TV Show Invitation
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James Corden asked his producers to check the tape for Willem Dafoe's tepid reply to Harry Connick Jr.'s invitation to everyone to come on his show as a guest. (more...)

BWW Review: ON THE VERGE SEASON 3 at CAW: Community Arts Workshop
by Maggie Yates - Aug 17, 2017

A community's point of view is expressed through the local art scene, and Santa Barbara's On The Verge Festival promotes underrepresented points of view by producing theatre by female playwrights, LGBTQIA playwrights, and playwrights of color. In its third year, On The Verge's company of young artists delivers an enthusiastic community atmosphere and theatre that's accessible in cost and pertinent in subject matter. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CIRCLE By Dave Eggers: Which Is Better, The Book Or The Movie?
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Aug 16, 2017

They say the book is always better than the movie. In the case of The Circle, based on the book by Dave Eggers, I would venture to say that I enjoyed the Lionsgate movie more, which is rare for me. In full disclosure, I watched the movie first, then read the book directly after, so both were fresh in my mind during the comparison. (more...)

Cortney Wolfson and More Set for YANDURA & MELOCIK: THE REVOLUTION WILL BE EXPOSITORY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Cortney Wolfson, Dan DeLuca, and more in YANDURA & MELOCIK: THE REVOLUTION WILL BE EXPOSITORY as part of the New Writers at 54 summer series on August 28th, 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THE TOXIC AVENGER, Pleasance One
by Gregor Dickson - Aug 16, 2017

Based on the 1984 cult movie of the same name and following a successful run at London's Southwark Playhouse, the rock musical comes to the Edinburgh Fringe prior to returning to London for a limited run at the Arts Theatre in autumn 2017. (more...)

Tiffany Alford, Teala Dunn, Jessie Paege and More Announced for AT&T Hello Lab's 'Guilty Party'
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

When the victim of high school bullying appears to start taking revenge on the clique that casts her out, a group of teens must face the sins of their past before their secrets tear them apart. In AT&T* Hello Lab's “Guilty Party”, the audience plays the role of detective to discover who is exposing everyone's secrets. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alex Newell, Christopher J. Hanke, Ryann Redmond and More Take the Stage with Broadway Dreams Students in Philly
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Broadway Dreams just stopped at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center as part of its 2017 Summer Intensive Tour, #ComeTogether, offering the international non-profit's unique brand of performing arts training. BroadwayWorld has photos from the culminating performance below! (more...)

Stan Lee and Lennie James Headline Wizard World COMIC CON Madison
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

(OTCBB: WIZD) continues its 2017 schedule with its third trip to the Alliant Energy Center at Wizard World Comic Con Madison, September 22-24. Stan Lee (Marvel Chairman Emeritus), Lennie James ("The Walking Dead," Snatch), Sean Maher ("Firefly," Serenity), Michael Cudlitz ("The Walking Dead," "Lost"), Ray Park (Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace, X-Men), Emma Caulfield ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Beverly Hills, 90210") and Monica Rial ("Dragon Ball Z," "Fullmetal Alchemist") headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to date to attend the comic con and pop culture extravaganza. (more...)

Robert Icke's West End Transfer of HAMLET to Close Next Month; Set for Broadcast on BBC Two in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Audiences have under a month left to enjoy the multi award-winning Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984) innovative production of Hamlet, starring Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Pride and Cock) live on stage, which must end on 2 September 2017 at the Harold Pinter Theatre. (more...)

BroadwayCon 2018 Industry Day Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced that tickets for BroadwayCon Industry Day are now on sale. (more...)

SSO Appoints Emma E. Dunch as New Chief Executive Officer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Today the Board of the SSO has announced the appointment of Australian expatriate and New York-based performing arts executive Emma E. Dunch as CEO of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

THE BEGUILED Coming to Digital, Blu-ray/DVD and On Demand This Fall
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Academy Award winner Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) unleashes the atmospheric thriller THE BEGUILED, coming to Digital on September 26, 2017, and Blu-ray , DVD and On Demand on October 10, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. (more...)

BWW Previews: NOIR at The Kings Arms, Salford
by Craig Hepworth - Aug 15, 2017

A single spotlight illuminates a detective stood under a streetlight, fog swirls around his feet as he lights his cigar, a saxophone player leans against a brick wall playing jazz that echoes around the streets. Welcome to the world of NOIR. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller Star In THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

From writer/director Noah Baumbach, THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (New and Selected) is the emotional and comic intergenerational tale of adult siblings (Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, and Elizabeth Marvel) contending with the long shadow their strong-willed father (Dustin Hoffman) has cast over their lives. (more...)

Show of the Month: Find Great Ticket Deals On EVITA In The West End
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The story of an ordinary woman's meteoric rise to power at a time of extraordinary political unrest, Evita is set is captivating West End audiences again on its return to London, playing at the Phoenix Theatre until 14 October 2017. Book tickets here from £25 (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME Explodes in Rhythm and Rhyme
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 14, 2017

In a bold, beautiful, and powerful production of Ragtime, the Ogunquit Playhouse gives its audience a compelling reminder that, as E. I. Doctorow once said, 'history is the present.' The 1996 musical with book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lyn Ahrens resonates perhaps even more strongly today than it did then with its raw grappling with the issues of race, prejudice, hope and violence and the struggle to define and achieve the American dream. Set in the volatile melting pot of pre- World War I America with its booming industrialization, the influx of vast waves of immigrants, and the social norms challenged by tenuous race relations, Ragtime weaves together the stories of three very different families as each seeks to find his place in the American tapestry. (more...)

WWE LIVE Returns to Casper this October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, the providers of Venue Management and Partnerships to the Casper Events Center, is pleased to announce that WWE LIVE will return to the Casper Events Center on October 1st at 5:00 pm. (more...)

BIGSOUND Festival Announces Program and Timetable
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

In case you weren't excited enough for your yearly live music pilgrimage to Brisbane's Fortitude Valley Live Music Precinct for a sensory overload of music, BIGSOUND Festival has shown all its cards, dropping all the tools you need today to choose your own sonic adventure.  (more...)

BEAUTY & THE BEAST, Harry Styles Among Winners of TEEN CHOICE 2017; Full List
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The following were honored today at TEEN CHOICE 2017, which aired live on FOX from the University of Southern California's Galen Center in Los Angeles. This year, teens logged on to Twitter and FOX.com and cast more than 63 million votes in support of their favorite teen icons in film, television, music, sports, fashion, comedy and the web. (more...)

Lucy Rose: Unveils New Video, Fall North American Tour with Paul Weller
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Lucy Rose unveils the video for her new single “Second Chance” from her third album Something's Changing (out now on Arts & Crafts.) The video stars British Olympic Gold Medal winning cyclist Elinor Barker and is directed by Joe Conner (Coldplay, Elbow, The Maccabees). (more...)

Dark Psychological Thriller IDEATION Coming to New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Ideation, September 2-24, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be on Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Boog City 11 Festival Kicks Off In One Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

In about a month, from Fri., Sept. 15 through Tues. Sept. 19, it will be time to celebrate Boog's 26th anniversary with the 11th annual Welcome to Boog City poetry, music, theater, and film festival. It will feature 46 poets, 17 musical acts, 8 poets theater plays, 2 poets in conversation with one another, 1 d.a. levy lives visiting press, 1 panel, and 60 minutes of film screenings over the five days. (more...)

Photo Flash: FIELA SE KIND Besoek die Atterburyteater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

God vergewe ons baie, maar God vergewe ons nie die kwaad wat ons ´n kind aandoen nie. Die bruin vrou Fiela Komoetie het haar wit vondelingkind Benjamin met liefde en trots grootgemaak, tot die dag nege jaar later dat die sensusmanne hom kom haal het. "Hulle het hom net kom vat … sommer net so!" het Fiela Komoetie gese. (more...)

FOOTLOOSE Boogies Into Sheffield This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The smash hit production, Footloose: The Musical comes to the Lyceum Theatre stage from Tuesday 29 August - Saturday 2 September. (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS Comes to TheatreWorks, 8/23-7/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2017/2018 season with the regional premiere of the London and Broadway hit, Constellations. This unconventional drama explores the infinite possibilities of "boy meets girl" with intelligence, heart, and humor as it follows a charming beekeeper and a Cambridge cosmologist, nerds in love for better and for worse, and the ever-changing mystery of "what ifs." (more...)

Will You Win a Golden Ticket? Digital Lottery Launches Today for Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will launch a digital lottery on Friday, August 11, 2017, making a limited number of $40 tickets available for all performances. (more...)

Much-loved Historian Celebrates 40 Years Of Working At Warrington Museum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

One of Warrington's biggest ambassadors is celebrating 40 years of working at the town's museum. (more...)

BWW Review: THE REAL AND IMAGINED HISTORY OF THE ELEPHANT MAN at Malthouse Theatre
by Victoria Beal - Aug 11, 2017

A man featured in literature since the 20s and on stage and film since the 70s, Joseph Merrick, otherwise known as The Elephant Man, has had his story told in a myriad of ways - but none quite like this. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Full casting has been announced on Jeremy Herrin's much anticipated UK revival of Duncan Macmillan's highly acclaimed People, Places & Things.  (more...)

Penobscot Theatre Company's Dramatic Academy to Stage SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Penobscot Theatre Company's Dramatic Academy will stage Ray Bradbury's creepy classic, Something Wicked This Way Comes, August 17-19 at 7 pm and August 20 at 3:00 pm. All four performances will be at Peakes Auditorium at Bangor High School, 885 Broadway, Bangor. (more...)

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre to Present JEKYLL & HYDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre presents Jekyll & Hyde The Musical, running September 8-17, 2017 at Arts United Center. (more...)

Theatre, Music, Poetry and More Slated for Irish Arts Center's Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, has announced its fall 2017 season. The lineup epitomizes IAC's commitment to building community with a diversity of arts institutions, artists and audiences - in New York, across America, and abroad. (more...)

Tickets Still Available for SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL at ShenanArts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! All of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters are lovingly brought to life, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination - JoJo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus and to the invisible world of the Whos. (more...)

MAPA Commissions New Australian Theatre and Musical Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Committed to supporting the current generation of performance makers, the Monash Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA), in conjunction with the Monash University Centre for Theatre and Performance and the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, has commissioned two new Australian works - a physical theatre piece: Death Match and a musical: Jack of Two Trades. (more...)

Poignant and Powerful Production of Manfred Karge's MAN TO MAN Comes to Wilton's Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Wales Millennium Centre's poignant and powerful production of Manfred Karge's Man to Man comes to Wilton's Music Hall  13-23 September. (more...)

LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME Opens 8/16 at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

???????Lord Arthur, a pillar of Victorian society, is about to marry the lovely Sybil Merton, his childhood sweetheart, and is deliriously happy at the start of Peninsula Players Theatre's forthcoming comedy, "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime," by Constance Cox, based on a story by Oscar Wilde.  Laughter will fill the theater-in-a-garden August 16 through September 3 while Lord Arthur takes the stage with his muddled murder attempts.   (more...)

BWW Review: CAROUSEL at Union Avenue Opera
by Steve Callahan - Aug 10, 2017

The Union Avenue Opera is so good at fulfilling our expectations - our expectations of really fine traditional opera. But once in a while they enjoy surprising us, jerking us out of that normal path. For instance, with 'Trouble in Tahiti' several years ago the orchestra was a jazz trio. Now this splendid little company surprises us again with a lovely production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1945 Broadway classic, Carousel. It's the familiar story of a young mill-worker who makes the tragic mistake of falling in love with a rough but beautiful carnival barker. (more...)

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