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Matthew Morrison to Headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 'Moonlight Over Venice' Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Tony, Emmy, and two-time Golden Globe nominee Matthew Morrison will headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 fundraising gala on Saturday evening, September 9. New this year will be the Gala's move to Saturday evening instead of Monday night as in past seasons. The Gala's theme, 'Moonlight Over Venice,' is a nod to the Playhouse's autumn production of 'Romeo and Juliet'. (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE YOU MORE by Lisa Gardner
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - May 30, 2017

How far would you go to protect what's most important in your life? That's the question at the heart of Lisa Gardner's LOVE YOU MORE. I've never read anything by Gardner before, but the novel's synopsis caught my attention right away: (more...)

Broadway-Bound MONSOON WEDDING Extends Downpour Again at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Following an overwhelmingly positive response from audiences and critics alike, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding will extend for a second week. (more...)

Photo Flash: BoHo Theatre presents THREE DAYS OF RAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Perpetual drifter Walker Janeway reappears in New York for the reading of his father's will. He and his sister expect to inherit the famed Janeway House that their father Ned designed with his business partner, Theo. But when the house is left to Theo's son instead, the betrayal leads Walker to unearth a cryptic journal that he believes proves his father is a fraud. The truth of the past, however, is much different than any of them realize. Shifting from present to past, THREE DAYS OF RAIN examines the depth of Family Secrets and how one event can be seen from many points of view. (more...)

The Broadway League 2017 LEAGUE AWARDS Honor Excellence in Broadway Touring
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced on Tuesday, May 16 during the Broadway League's 2017 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft. (more...)

Scoop: ELEMENTARY on CBS - Sunday, May 28, 2017
by - May 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on ELEMENTARY, airing on CBS on Sunday, May 28, 2017! (more...)

INHERITANCE Unlocks Dark Family Secrets in World Premiere at Dances With Films
by Movies News Desk - May 22, 2017

Portola Pictures has announced the World Premiere of Tyler Savage's Inheritance at the 20th Dances With Films Festival. (more...)

Wirtz Center presents Northwestern Alumna Lydia R. Diamond's STICK FLY
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Race, privilege and longstanding tensions collide in an unforgettable family weekend at Martha's Vineyard in the final mainstage production of the Wirtz Center's 2016/2017 season. (more...)

MONSOON WEDDING Musical Will Rain an Extra Week at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Following an overwhelmingly positive response from audiences, and two weeks of sold-out previews, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding will extend for an additional week. (more...)

David Baddiel to Tour to Exeter Northcott
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Following a sold out run at London's Menier Chocolate Factory and two critically-acclaimed West End runs, David Baddiel will takes his Olivier-nominated one-man show to the Exeter Northcott Theatre in June 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: WAR PAINT's David Stone, OPA's Joan Squires and More Receive Broadway League's 2017 League Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced today during the Broadway League's 2017 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft. Scroll down for photos from the ceremony! (more...)

Scoop: ELEMENTARY on CBS - Sunday, May 21, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 1, 2017

Get all the scoop on ELEMENTARY, airing on CBS on Sunday, May 21, 2017! (more...)

Afraid of VIRGINIA WOOLF? Not at the Belmont, but Maybe Elsewhere?
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 9, 2017

A recent successful local production of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF is almost overshadowed by the discovery that Edward Albee's greatest play is racially restricted. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look At Jennifer Damiano, Sean Allan Krill, Kelli Barrett, Jessica Phillips and More in DEATHLESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

In a not-too-distant future where no one dies, a family navigates life's big questions during an annual road trip in Zack Zadek's new musical Deathless. (more...)

Elizabeth Stahlmann to Star in GROUNDED at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The 2016 Lucille Lortel Award-winning play, "Grounded," a contemporary drama about a US Air Force fighter pilot who is grounded by an unexpected pregnancy, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, from July 11 through July 29.  (more...)

Negro Ensemble to Mount THE COST as 2017 Alumni Showcase at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

From July 14 to 16, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) will hold the 2017 edition of its NEC Alumni Summer Showcase in La MaMa's First Floor Theater, 74A East Fourth Street, presenting 'The Cost' by Aquaila Shene Barnes, directed by Barbara Montgomery. (more...)

New Works Playwright Competition Winner Workshops THE GREEN BOOK WINE CLUB TRAIN TRIP at OCTA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Local playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson, winner of Olathe Civic Theatre Association's inaugural New Works Playwright Competition, returns for the Winner Workshop of the competition's wildly popular script, The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip. (more...)

BWW Review: Fun Home Musical Opens at The Bushnell
by Carissa Chesanek - Jun 22, 2017

Opening night of the Tony Award-winning musical, Fun Home was a success at The Bushnell last night, bringing the crowd out of their seats for a standing ovation. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Maliakel Hopes 'MONSOON' Takes Broadway by Storm
by Wayman Wong - Jun 19, 2017

'Monsoon Wedding,' the new musical based on Mira Nair's acclaimed 2001 movie, has been showered with praise at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, Calif. Karen D'Souza of the San Jose Mercury News writes: 'You are swept up' by its 'swirling typhoon of sound and color.' This Indian musical has curried such favor with its audiences that it's been extended through July 16. (more...)

American Theater Group Stages Reading of New Play LEVITY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

New York playwright Stephanie DiMaggio has written a play that wrestles with the impact of Family Secrets, and the fallout that ensues when fame and fortune don't necessarily bring happiness. Now, American Theater Group will present a reading of Levity at the South Orange Performing Arts Center Loft on June 25 at 7 p.m. Tony Award-winning actress Michelle Pawk, and Tony Award-nominated John Dossett, who is currently appearing on Broadway in War Paint, will take the leads in this riveting story. David Ross and playwright Stephanie DiMaggio will round out the cast. The reading gives professional actors a chance to bring life to the play as they read with script-in-hand, and gives audiences the opportunity to provide valuable feedback to the playwright as she continues to refine the work. Benjamin Endsley Klein will direct. (more...)

MONSOON WEDDING to Thunder Through Third Extra Week at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Following a continued overwhelmingly positive response from audiences and critics alike, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding will extend for a third and final week. The new musical will now run through Sunday, July 16. (more...)

THE CRUSADE OF CONNOR STEPHENS to Close Next Weekend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

The Crusade of Connor Stephens will play its final performance Off-Broadway on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Electus Teams with Michael Franzese & More on New Mafia Series AMERICAN ROYALTY
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Electus, an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IAC], has announced a partnership with former crime boss and author Michael Franzese and producers Moshe Diamant (The Black Dahlia, Timecop) and Michael Tadross Jr. (Category 5, LBJ) to create a new scripted series, AMERICAN ROYALTY, a modern spin on the crime genre that takes viewers deep into the dark trenches of the leading mob families. (more...)

RECLAIMING VIETNAM Arrives at the San Francisco Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Kim Chinh will present Reclaiming Vietnam, a play about identity, truth-telling and taking matters into your own hands as part of the 26th annual San Francisco Fringe Festival, September 8 through 23, 2017. (more...)

The Crusade of Connor Stephens Partners with Gays Against Guns NY and Moms Demand Action For Special Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Off-Broadway's The Crusade of Connor Stephens is proud to partner with Gays Against Guns NY and Moms Demand Action for an illuminating night of theater and conversation. Discussion topics will include the importance of theater reflecting current headlines, the work that Gays Against Guns NY and Moms Demand Action are currently doing, and why The Crusade of Connor Stephens has relevance in today's society. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse presents Obie Award Winner APPROPRIATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

"Appropriate," the 2014 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, from August 15 through September 2. The story of Family Secrets is written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. (more...)

New Play THE RUCK to Tell of the First British Girls Rugby League Team to Tour Australia
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

From Batley's Golden Mile to Australia's Gold Coast comes Kevin Fegan's (Obama: The Mamba, Curve Theatre, Leicester and The Lowry Salford) new play The Ruck, based on the real-life story of the first British girls' rugby league team to tour Australia. (more...)

Chris Gethard, Laren Lapkus and More Join NOW HEAR THIS Podcast Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Podcast industry leader Midroll Media, organizer of the pioneering Now Hear This podcast festival, is pleased to announce additional programming for the second annual festival. (more...)

16th Street Theatre's 10th Anniversary Season Continues with Minita Gandhi's MUTHALAND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season continues with the premiere of Minita Gandhi's MUTHALAND directed by HEIDI STILLMAN, August 31 - October 7, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with Press Opening on Thursday, September 7 @ 7:30 PM.  Link to press photos here https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9HDkygjZoH9c1h5Q2lPbGJXM28 (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Awarded Grant from Fairfield County's Community Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse has received a $10,000 grant from Fairfield County's Community Foundation for general operating support of the non-profit organization's 2017 season. The nationally recognized professional theater serves an estimated annual audience of 60,000.  (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company to Present THE COST for Alumni Summer Showcase at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

On July 15 and 16, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) will hold the 2017 edition of its NEC Alumni Summer Showcase in La MaMa's First Floor Theater, 74A East Fourth Street, presenting 'The Cost' by Aquaila Shene Barnes, directed by Barbara Montgomery. (more...)

LeVar Burton and More Join Lineup for 2017 NOW HEAR THIS Podcast Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Newly announced shows include 'LeVar Burton Reads,' from the star of 'Reading Rainbow' and 'Stark Trek;' comedy podcast 'Hello From The Magic Tavern;' 'Vox's The Weeds,' an in-depth look at current events; and 'Nancy,' conversations about today's LGBTQ issues; as well as a block of wrestling podcasts, including 'Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast,' 'The Art of Wrestling' and 'Conversation with the Big Guy.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Kristina Riggle, author of Broadway-themed novel VIVIAN IN RED
by Neil Shurley - Aug 9, 2017

'Vivian in Red is about owning your story, and that means all of it...your triumphs and your mistakes, both.' (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Sunday Symposium on 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Daphne A. Brooks, professor of African American Studies, Theater Studies, American Studies, and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Yale University, will be guest speaker at Westport Country Playhouse's Sunday Symposium following the Sunday, August 20, 3 p.m. matinee performance of "Appropriate," an Obie Award-winning play about Family Secrets by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. The Playhouse Sunday Symposium program is free and open to the public. (more...)

CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY and MORMON BOY TRILOGY to Play Pride Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Steven Fales, whose one-man show CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY was a hit at the former Bailiwick Arts Center in 2005, will bring that autobiographical play back to Chicago along with staged workshop readings of two new pieces that detail an earlier period and a later period of Fales' life. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Replaces Matthew Morrison at Westport Country Playhouse Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

'Hamilton' Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winner Jonathan Groff has stepped in to headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2017 Gala on Saturday evening, September 9. Groff will replace previously announced Matthew Morrison who is no longer available to perform at this year's Gala due to a scheduling conflict. (more...)

Karin Slaughter Talks with Lisa Gardner at WRITERS IN THE LOFT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The Music Hall's Writers in the Loft series welcomes to the stage the internationally bestselling author of The Kept Woman and Pretty Girls, Karin Slaughter, on Wednesday, August 23. She will talk about her latest work, THE GOOD DAUGHTER, a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense, in conversation with #1 New York Times bestselling crime novelist Lisa Gardner. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at APPROPRIATE at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

'Appropriate,' the 2014 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play, is being staged at Westport Country Playhouse, now through September 2. The story of Family Secrets is written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Filmmaker Delves into Secrecy Surrounding Uncle's Death In MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Through home movies, audio recordings, family photos, letters and interviews, Cecilia Aldarondo's MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART reconstructs her uncle Miguel's New York life, one he lived far from his family, especially his religious mother. (more...)

BWW Review: DANGLING, Southwark Playhouse
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 12, 2017

There is a profound darkness to Abigail Hood's new play, Dangling, both in look and in content. A bleak depiction of sexual abuse, mental illness and disturbing Family Secrets, it looks at stories of two girls who go missing, their circumstances and what happens to those left behind. (more...)

Scoop: ELEMENTARY on CBS - Sunday, April 30, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017

Get all the scoop on ELEMENTARY, airing on CBS on Sunday, April 30, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: ELEMENTARY on CBS - Sunday, May 14, 2017
by TV Scoop - Apr 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on ELEMENTARY, airing on CBS on Sunday, May 14, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: EVERY PIECE OF ME: Irish Family Drama at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 25, 2017

Boston Playwrights' Theatre closes season with EVERY PIECE OF ME, a drama about a family in Ireland whose daughter is coming home after nearly five years living in America. Her departure was marked by high dudgeon, but she is returning with hopes of reconciliation. Will they let her in? (more...)

Scoop: PRETTY LITTLE LIARS on FREEFORM - Today, April 25, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, airing on FREEFORM today, April 25, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: ELEMENTARY on CBS - Sunday, April 23, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on ELEMENTARY, airing on CBS on Sunday, April 23, 2017! (more...)

THREE DAYS OF RAIN Set to Open in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Perpetual drifter Walker Janeway reappears in New York for the reading of his father's will. He and his sister expect to inherit the famed Janeway House that their father Ned designed with his business partner, Theo. But when the house is left to Theo's son instead, the betrayal leads Walker to unearth a cryptic journal that he believes proves his father is a fraud. The truth of the past, however, is much different than any of them realize. Shifting from present to past, THREE DAYS OF RAIN examines the depth of Family Secrets and how one event can be seen from many points of view. (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals Announces THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, OKLAHOMA, and RAGS for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Today Michael Gennaro, Goodspeed's Executive Director, announced the six sensational shows set for next season. Gennaro explained, '2017 is going to be an exciting year at Goodspeed.  We're producing a classic musical comedy, bold new musicals, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre and holiday show for all ages.  Goodspeed's rich history is filled with spectacular seasons, and this is one that will stand out.  Our audiences expect only the best from Goodspeed, and we plan to give them exactly what they want: interesting, entertaining and inspiring stories along with plenty of song and dance.' (more...)

Jennifer Damiano, Sean Allan Krill, Kelli Barrett, Jessica Phillips and More Tapped for Zack Zadek's DEATHLESS at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

In a not-too-distant future where no one dies, a family navigates life's big questions during an annual road trip in Zack Zadek's new musical Deathless. (more...)

Mira Nair Discusses Creation of MONSOON WEDDING at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Berkeley Rep today announced that celebrated director Mira Nair will hold a free public event to discuss the creation of the world premiere musical, Monsoon Wedding. Audiences eager for the world premiere can get a sneak peek behind the scenes at Page to Stage on Monday, May 15 at 8pm. Page to Stage is free and open to the public but you must RSVP. To make a reservation, visit http://bit.ly/2o43lmI Seating is not guaranteed. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts 2017 Season Kick-off Block Party on 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse will host a 2017 Season Kick-off Block Party, on Saturday, May 6, 4 to 7 p.m., offering a fun, party-like atmosphere with food trucks, activities, prizes, music, special ticket offers, and a look at the Playhouse's "backstage experience." Admission is free and open to the public.  (more...)

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