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Vivian Beaumont Theatre (New York, NY)
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Guest Blog: Sarah Berger On The Women and War Exodus Festival
by Guest Blog: Sarah Berger - Jun 30, 2017

The Women and War Festival is something that I am genuinely proud of. I came up with the idea last year and I was intensely aware of the fact that whilst there is lot of coverage about war, there is very little exploration of the roles of women in combat and war zones and its impact on them. (more...)

Sneak Peek - WE tv's Third Season of GROWING UP HIP HOP Premieres 7/20
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The heirs of hip hop legends seek to cement their royal status in the cutting, treacherous music industry; in the third season of WEtv's hit show GROWING UP HIP HOP, premiering Thursday, July 20 at 9pm ET/PT . (more...)

Qui Nguyen and Lloyd Suh Among Playwrights for ASIAN AMERICAN MIXFEST at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company will present Asian American Mixfest, a series of free readings co-produced by playwrights Lloyd Suh and Qui Nguyen that will run Wednesday, August 9 through Thursday, August 17 at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). (more...)

Broadway's M. BUTTERFLY, Directed by Julie Taymor, Welcomes Composer Elliot Goldenthal and More to Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, and Doug Morris (CEO, Sony Music) today announce the full creative team for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY. (more...)

Cover Reveal! DREAD NATION by Justina Ireland
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jun 29, 2017

The cover has been revealed for DREAD NATION by Justina Ireland, an alternative-history adventure full of undead Confederate and Union soldiers reminiscent of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.  (more...)

BWW Review: JULIUS CAESAR at Kentucky Shakespeare
by Keith Waits - Jul 6, 2017

The True VillainsWithout planning to be, The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival's current production of this four hundred-year old tragedy could not be more of the moment. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, July 22, 2017
by - Jul 6, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, July 22, 2017! (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Epic Adventure THE THREE MUSKETEERS to Begin Next Week at Pennsylvania Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

This swashbuckling romp abounds with comedy, danger, and romance. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's production of Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers previews July 12 and 13, opens July 14, and continues through August 6 in repertory with Shakespeare's As You Like It at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. (more...)

Queer Take On The Minotaur In BULLISH At Camden People's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Following two Edinburgh runs and the UK tour of JOAN, Milk Presents launch their brand new show BULLISH at the Camden People's Theatre. Co-created between Lucy J Skilbeck and an ensemble of queer, trans and drag performers, BULLISH uses the myth of the Minotaur to explore contemporary identity and our fear of otherness, through the lens of mythology's hottest queer character. (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S NEWSIES, in it's Area Premiere, Makes for a Very Pleasant Evening of Theater at Porthouse Theatre
by Roy Berko - Jul 31, 2017

'Newsies' is the Disney produced musical that was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in which a group of ragtag ruffian youth, who were the breadwinners for their impoverished immigrant families, stood up to the powerful Joseph Pulitzer, the owner of New York's major newspaper. The show is now on stage at Porthouse Theatre, in its area premiere, on the grounds of Blossom Center. (more...)

Sundance Now to Premiere New Original Series RIVIERA 9/14
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Sundance Now, AMC Networks' premium video streaming service dedicated to bringing members high-quality, acclaimed independent film, documentaries and TV series announced today the acquisition of RIVIERA, a sumptuous thriller starring Julia Stiles (The Bourne Series). (more...)

Josie Lawrence to Lead MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Multi award-winning Josie Lawrence, one of the UK's best-loved actress and comedians is to star in a new production of Mother Courage and her Children. (more...)

They're So Fetch! Meet MEAN GIRLS' Plastics and Friends/Enemies!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

In celebration of today's announcement, we're rounding up past performances from the new cast so that you can meet the Plastics and friends/Enemies! (more...)

BWW Review: RICHARD III - Last Act Theatre's All Female Version Inspiring
by Lynn Beaver - Jul 26, 2017

Shakespeare's RICHARD III, is one of his best in terms of sheer drama, but Last Act Theatre takes it a step further by filling the traditionally male dominated world with an all female cast; the result is dazzling and inspiring. (more...)

Open Book Theatre Season Directed By All Women
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

???????Open Book Theatre Company is helmed by Grosse Ile resident Krista Schafer Ewbank.  "I've always been aware of the lack of roles, both onstage and off, for women.  There are far more women at auditions and vying for jobs, but theatre is often still a man's world."  According to a recent study by Wellesly Centers for Women less than 27% of theatres have women in the artistic director role.   A 2015 study by the Dramatists Guild found that 78% of plays produced were written by men.  "I always look for plays that feature strong roles for women. It's harder than you might think with so many plays being written by men. I think we've found a really good balance." (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

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Sarah Dumont, Aaron Abrams & More Join Cast of Crackle's THE OATH
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Crackle's original one-hour drama series THE OATH has added cast for three recurring roles including Sarah Dumont (Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse), Billy Malone ('Santa Clarita Diet,' 'Code Black') and Aaron Abrams ('Hannibal'). The series, set to debut in 2018, is currently in production in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (more...)

World Premiere Farce GEORGE WASHINGTON'S TEETH Added to Florida Rep's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the final addition to its 20th Anniversary Season with the world premiere production of Mark St. Germain's, 'George Washington's Teeth.' The farce for five women will play in Florida Rep's ArtStage Studio Theatre April 3 to May 6, 2018, and was chosen from six plays read as part of the company's PlayLab Festival held earlier this year. (more...)

Boston's Odyssey Opera Announces 2017-18 Fifth Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Following Odyssey Opera's 2016-17 season dedicated to works inspired by the writings of Oscar Wilde, Artistic and General Director Gil Rose today announced the company's 2017-18 season: Trial by Fire: Joan of Arc and the Hundred Years War, featuring operatic masterpieces that tell the story of martyr, saint, and military leader Joan of Arc (1412-1431). Representing a wide range of styles, Odyssey Opera presents five operas that interpret the mysterious medieval world Joan inhabited. Opening the season is Tchaikovsky's The Maid of Orleans followed by L'assedio di Calais by Gaetano Donizetti, The Trial at Rouen by Norman Dello Joio, Jeanne d'Arc au Bucher by Arthur Honegger, and Giovanna d'Arco by Giuseppe Verdi. (more...)

Dennis Koller Releases 'The Oath'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

A lifetime ago, two young naval aviators took an oath to 'defend the Constitution of the United States against all Enemies, foreign and domestic.” Both were shot down over North Vietnam and endured years of brutal torture in the same prisoner-of-war camp. (more...)

Main Street Theater Announces 42nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Main Street Theater's (MST) 2017 - 2018 Season will offer plays that embody alternate takes on moments in history, in literature, and in the way people view the world.  With 5 regional premieres on the MainStage and 7 plays based on children's books at the Theater for Youth, MST's 42nd season opens in September 2017 and runs through June 2018. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

'The Oath' Tells of How the Desire for Revenge Never Dies
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

A lifetime ago, two young naval aviators took an oath to 'defend the Constitution of the United States against all Enemies, foreign and domestic.” Both were shot down over North Vietnam and endured years of brutal torture in the same prisoner-of-war camp. (more...)

Resident Ensemble of Professional Opera Singers Selected for AOP Training Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) announces the six singers who will become its Resident Ensemble for the upcoming ninth season of its Composers & the Voice training program. Comprised of one each of the basic operatic/vocal categories, the singers for the 2017-18 season will be Coloratura Soprano Tookah Sapper, Lyric Soprano Jennifer Goode Cooper, Mezzo-Soprano Blythe Gaissert, Tenor Blake Friedman, Baritone Mario Diaz-Moresco and Bass Adrian Rosas. (more...)

BWW Previews: Full Season Ahead at Billings Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Billings Studio Theatre has a full season ahead for 2017-2018. Here's the line-up! (more...)

Midtown International Theatre Festival to Present 100 Plays in 23 Days Starting This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works, July 15 - August 6, 2017 at the WorkShop (312 W. 36th Street, NYC). New York's oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days! (more...)

THE TEMPEST, CINDERELLA, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and More Set for Raleigh Little Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Raleigh Little Theatre has announced its 2017-2018 season - scroll down for highlights! (more...)

The Desire For Revenge Never Dies in Dennis Koller's THE OATH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

A lifetime ago, two young naval aviators took an oath to 'defend the Constitution of the United States against all Enemies, foreign and domestic.” Both were shot down over North Vietnam and endured years of brutal torture in the same prisoner-of-war camp. (more...)

ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com Owners Release MASTERING COLLEGE MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITIONS Book
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com owners David Sisco (Founder & President) and Laura Josepher (Vice President of Business Development) published their first book, Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions: Sound Advice for the Student, Teacher, and Parent, which is now available on Amazon.com. (more...)

AMC's FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 to Return with Back-to-Back Episodes 9/10
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

AMC's original series 'FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, will return for the second half of season three with two back-to-back episodes on Sunday, September 10th beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, as announced during last night's 'Talking Dead.' (more...)

American Theater Company to Workshop 12 New Projects This Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

American Theater Company's (ATC) Chicago Open Residency Experiment (CORE) program, a series of week-long residencies for artists of all disciplines, continues its second year with 25 artists workshopping 12 new projects throughout Season 33. (more...)

Kate Aldrich to Play 'Joan of Arc' in Odyssey Opera's THE MAID OF ORLEANS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

One of the nation's most innovative opera companies, Odyssey Opera, kicks off Trial by Fire: Joan of Arc and the Hundred Years' War, a season-long exploration of operatic works inspired by martyr, saint, and military leader Joan of Arc (1412-1431).  (more...)

Second Thought Theatre Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

On the heels of closing a successful 13th season, Second Thought Theatre Artistic Director Alex Organ announced details for the company's 2018 season today. The new season adds a fourth production for the first time since 2013 and is comprised of three area premieres and one world premiere. Play selections include 'a work of total fiction' taking place during the 2008 New Hampshire Democratic primary, a committed couple resorting to a miracle drug to regain their capacity for empathy, a city planner fighting for the safety of a town that doesn't want his help, and a provocative ensemble piece that exposes the incongruities of being a woman in the 21st century. Season subscription and ticket information for STT's 2018 season is available online at 2TT.co. (more...)

Broadway Will Dim Lights Tomorrow in Memory of Barbara Cook
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of legendary actress and recording artist Barbara Cook, who passed away on Tuesday, August 8th at age 89. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory on Wednesday, August 9th at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for THE SEAGULL at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Simon Stephens's new version of Anton Chekhov's highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. (more...)

MAN OF LA MANCHA Comes to Fallon House Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Spanish tale weaves adventure, madness and virtue! Sound the drums, mount the steeds, sally forth and join Sierra Rep on an inspiring adventure. (more...)

UPDATE: Shelton Theatre's Unsanctioned Adaptation is Shut Down Due to Copyright Infringement
by Julie Musbach - Aug 6, 2017

Arts Integrity Initiative reported yesterday that Shelton Theatre has been running a production of THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT that openly violates the playwright's wishes and copyright law. As of the evening of August 5th, the play has been closed. (more...)

Upcoming Auditions in the Nashville Area (8/4/17)
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 4, 2017

Looking for a challenging role or to embark upon a new onstage adventure? Here is the latest audition information to come to the BroadwayWorld Nashville newsdesk. (more...)

BWW Review: Shakespeare Theatre's OTHELLO Still Stunning, Fresh
by Andrew White - Aug 19, 2017

For all the pathos in this, one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, director Ron Daniels has found a way to create and unexpectedly festive atmosphere. There is, refreshingly, room to laugh knowingly even as Iago weaves his evil plot. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sigourney Weaver Talks About her Character on THE DEFENDERS
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 18, 2017

Sigourney Weaver talks about her role in the new Netflix series THE DEFENDERS available for streaming on August 18th. (more...)

Trump's Arts & Humanities Committee Resign In Protest of Charlottesville Remarks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Members of the Trump's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities have resigned today in protest of the President's controversial remarks following a violent incident in Charlottesville, Virginia. (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, August 20, 2017
by - Aug 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, August 20, 2017! (more...)

White House Responds to Arts & Humanities Committee Resignations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Today it was reported that members of the Trump's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities have resigned today in protest of the President's controversial remarks following a violent incident in Charlottesville, Virginia. (more...)

Upcoming Auditions in the Nashville Area for August 16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 16, 2017

Looking for a challenging role or to embark upon a new onstage adventure? Here is the latest audition information to come across the BroadwayWorld Nashville newsdesk. Want your audition information to be included? Send your information to jeffrey@bwayworld.com. (more...)

A LITTLE PRINCESS, WITCH and More Set for Creative Cauldron's 2017-18 Theatrical Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The 2017-18 Season will mark Creative Cauldron's ninth year producing and presenting live theater and music at ArtSpace Falls Church. The season includes a diverse range of programming for adults and families alike. (more...)

POWER Cranks Up the Heat in its Fourth Season on STARZ
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

In episode 408 “It's Done,” Ghost sees that the location for his new business is in a gang-infested area and has to re-team with Tommy to clean it up. As Tommy threatens war with the Jimenez, his organization starts to destabilize. Feeling the clock ticking, Mike makes a last ditch effort to pin Greg's murder on someone else as Angela tries to rally a team to take him down. Tommy learns the truth about his family. And, unhappy at home, Tariq looks to some old friends for excitement, on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 9PM ET/PT on STARZ. (more...)

BROOKLYN PHOTOGRAPHS, BRIC TV, The Knights and More Set for BRIC's Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

BRIC, the largest presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, has announced the fall 2017 season at BRIC House, the organization's 40,000 SF home in Downtown Brooklyn. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Dims The Lights In Memory of the Late Barbara Cook
by Walter McBride - Aug 10, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of legendary actress and recording artist Barbara Cook, who passed away on Tuesday, August 8th at age 89. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York were dimmed in her memory on yesterday, August 9th at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Sam Shepard's SIMPATICO, Starring Michael Shannon, Finds Full Cast at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Buried secrets, blackmail, and false identities race onto the stage in this hard-driving tragicomedy about the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing from Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard. (more...)

RLJE Films Acquires Rights to BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK, Starring Vince Vaughn
by Movies News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 stars Vince Vaughn (Hacksaw Ridge, “True Detective”), Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter”), Marc Blucas (“Underground”), Udo Kier (Blade), and Don Johnson (Django Unchained). The film will make its World Premiere at the 2017 Venice International Film Festival and will continue on to screen at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and Fantastic Fest. (more...)

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