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Reg Rogers to Lead New Translation of Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, newly translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh, directed by James Bundy, October 6-October 28 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 12. (more...)

BWW Interview: Arena Stage's NATIVE GARDENS Hopes to Start a Conversation
by Benjamin Tomchik - Sep 8, 2017

We have all had them. Whether they were the apartment down the hall that blasted their stereo or the house next door that held parties till the wee small hours of the morning, everyone has had a problem neighbor. And while many a comedy has taken place when the mantra 'good Fences makes good neighbors' goes south, Native Gardens aims to do much more than make people laugh. When Native Gardens begins performances at Arena Stage next week it hopes to start a conversation. (more...)

New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to an overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will extend for two additional weeks. Originally scheduled to close on October 8, the popular musical will now run through Sunday, October 22. (more...)

Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Performances will begin October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors and the tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour. Check out a complete tour route for the 2017-18 season below! (more...)

BWW Review: Fire, Fury, and Painful Memories Drive Wilson's JITNEY
by Perry Tannenbaum - Sep 7, 2017

BNS Productions has assembled a strong, deep, and engaging cast for August Wilson's JITNEY, and director Corlis Hayes keeps it chugging at a rush-hour pace. (more...)

Laipac Technology Inc. launching the First IoT Enabled Standalone Smartwatch LooK Watch in MWC Americas San Francisco CA Sept 12-14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017


A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 to Play Final Performance Later this Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Producer Scott Rudin announced today that the world premiere Broadway production of Lucas Hnath's celebrated new play, A Doll's House, Part 2, will play its final performance on Sunday, September 24, 2017.  (more...)

Chasing Trane Opens INDEPENDENT LENS New Season on PBS This November
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

The award-winning PBS series INDEPENDENT LENS opens its new season on Monday, November 6 with Chasing Trane, John Scheinfeld's portrait of jazz great John Coltrane, featuring Denzel Washington speaking the words of Coltrane. (more...)

BWW Review: August's Wilson's, 'Jitney' At Duke Energy Theater
by Vickie Evans - Sep 5, 2017

August Wilson's Tony award-winning stage play, Jitney, takes center stage at The Blumenthal's Duke Energy Theatre, produced by Brand New Sheriff Productions. (more...)

JAG Productions Announces Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

Join the company for an evening of food, fashion & fun in collaboration with Revolution's Fall Fashion Show! Proceeds of the $75 per person tab help support events scheduled by JAG Productions for its 2017-2018 season! (more...)

Broadway's Chester Gregory Joins the Cast of Kansas City Repertory's FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Fresh off an 8-month run starring as Berry Gordy in Motown: The Musical, Gary, Indiana native Chester Gregory has been added to the cast of the Kansas City Repertory production of August Wilson's Fences. (more...)

Photo Flash: Celebration presents the First Show in its 2017-2018 Season THE VIEW UPSTAIRS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Celebration presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the first show in its 2017-2018 season, the Off-Broadway hit musical, The View UpStairs, book, music and lyrics by Max Vernon, choreography by Cate Caplin, musical direction by Jake Anthony and directed by Michael A. Shepperd. The View UpStairs will begin previews on Thursday, September 15 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 22 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, October 29 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Rusty Schwimmer to Star in Return of HELLCAB at The Agency Theater Collective
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The Agency Theater Collective announces the Chicago holiday classic Hellcab, starring Rusty Schwimmer, written by Will Kern and directed by The Agency's Managing Director Sommer Austin playing at the Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., November 11 December 17. (more...)

USM Department of Theatre to Kick Off Season with Modern Horror Story 'NEIGHBORHOOD 3'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The USM Department of Theatre will open their 2017-2018 season on the Main Stage at Russell Hall with the comic and disturbing modern horror story 'Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom,' which opens September 29. (more...)

Kaki King Debuts 'Hababout' via Relix Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Days away from the release of Kaki King's first new album in over two years, the renowned guitarist is debuting another track recorded live at Berklee. Hababout , streaming exclusively via Relix, is the only previously unreleased track on the album (more...)

Trinity Rep Announces Free Reading of JUST LIKE US
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Trinity Rep, in partnership with Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA), announces a free, public reading of Karen Zacar as' play Just Like Us on October 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Trinity Rep at 201 Washington St. in Providence. Just Like Us, a powerful play based on the real story of DREAMers , will be directed by Joe Wilson, Jr. and performed by the Trinity Rep resident acting company, local actors, students, and activists. To learn more or reserve free tickets to the reading, visit (more...)

FENCES Hits the Copaken Stage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2017/18 season with August Wilson's beloved play, Fences, the winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play that same year. (more...)

Kennedy Center Award Winner, BR'ER COTTON, Opens in Los Angeles, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Lynchburg, Virginia. The former site of a thriving cotton mill is now an impoverished neighborhood. Deeply affected by all of the recent killings, of young black men like himself, Ruffrino, a 14 year old militant, incites riots at school and online. More and more at odds with his mother and grandfather, the boys' anger grows beyond containment while the family home literally sinks into the cotton field, and no one seems to notice but him. (more...)

Langston Hughes Play ARE YOU NOW OR HOW YOU EVER BEEN... Opens at MetroStage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the play Are You Now or Have You Ever Been , a play written and conceived by Carlyle Brown and directed by MetroStage Artistic Associate Thomas W. Jones II with original music by William Knowles, will be in performance Oct. 5-Nov. 5 at MetroStage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Karen Zacarias' NATIVE GARDENS Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Good Fences make good neighbors...right? Neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute in Karen Zacar as' newest hot-button comedy Native Gardens, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Blake Robison directs this hilarious new play about the clash of class and culture that pushes well-meaning neighbors over the edge. Native Gardens is a co-production with Guthrie Theater and runs now through October 22, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. The show just celebrated its opening and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

New Federal Theatre to Stage Off-Broadway Debut of FREIGHT: THE FIVE INCARNATIONS OF ABEL GREENE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

From October 19 to November 19, Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present the Off-Broadway debut of 'FREIGHT: the five incarnations of Abel Green' by Howard L. Craft, directed by Joseph Megel, starring J. Alphonse Nicholson, at Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre presents World Premiere of FIREFLIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Jane Alexander, Denis Arndt, Judith Ivey, and Christopher Michael McFarland will star in the world premiere of Fireflies by Tony Award nominee Matthew Barber, directed by Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

Jackie Hoffman, Tituss Burgess & More Broadway Faves Up for Primetime EMMYs - Performance Highlights!
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 16, 2017

Below, find out which Broadway stars are up for a Primetime Emmy Award this Sunday night and check out highlights of their outstanding work! (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre has announced its upcoming production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, music and lyrics by Roger Miller, book by William Hauptman, presented in The Harriett Theatre September 22 as the first production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 21. (more...)

LOST TEMPO Comes to Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) opens its 2017-18 season with Lost Tempo by Cliff Odle. Running from October 5-22, the drama is directed by Diego Arciniegas. (more...)

Lyrical, Uplifting HOME by Samm-Art Williams Comes to ICT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

There's no place like home at least according to playwright Samm-Art Williams. First produced to great acclaim by the Negro Ensemble Company, Williams' brilliantly inventive and lyrically expressive Home will run at International City Theatre from Oct. 20 through Nov. 5, directed by Gregg T. Daniel. Two low-priced previews take place on Oct. 18 and Oct. 19. (more...)

The Washington Stage Guild Announces its 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The Washington Stage Guild, a fixture on the DC theatre scene since 1986, announces a season of plays that confront us with the perils and pitfalls of refusing to accept the truth, and of questioning, rather than accepting, the facts in front of us. In an era when scientific research is dismissed and statistics are ignored in favor of preferred alternatives, the Stage Guild will take a look at the consequences of that phenomenon in four productions at the Undercroft Theatre in downtown DC. From undisclosed financial dealings in the 1890s, to idealistic hopes and memories during the holidays, and from wartime disappointments, to opposition to social progress, the refusal to face facts and the effect on those who do will take center stage. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Announces Performers & Speakers for Sheldon Epps Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Pasadena Playhouse (Producing Artistic Director, Danny Feldman) announced the line-up of performers and tribute speakers for the special event honoring Sheldon Epps, entitled SHELDON AT THE PLAYHOUSE Celebrating 20 Years of Artistic Excellence, hosted by Wayne Brady. (more...)

Herb Newsome Returns to United Solo with BREAK IT DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Break It Down, written and performed by Herb Newsome is a multimedia show that tells the story of the early days of Hip Hop through a live performance of the four elements: DJing, Emceeing, B-Boying and Graffiti Art. Explore the history behind the music set in the Bronx, NY, during a time where urban decay and gang culture inspired a people to create their own form of expression. Playing 10 Characters using music, dance, video, graffiti, and rhyming, the audience will be taken on a journey through the world of Hip Hop. (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE on ABC - Wednesday, September 27, 2017
by - Sep 11, 2017

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, airing on ABC on Wednesday, September 27, 2017! (more...)

New Season of ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER Premieres on Discovery 10/1
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Will the Kilchers be able to reconstruct and ensure the homestead's survival, or will their way of life come to an end? The new season of ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER premieres Sunday, October 1 at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel. (more...)

BWW Interview: Greg Proops Tows a Fine Line with Improv Group
by Paul Batterson - Sep 11, 2017

In its six year hiatus from American television from 2007-13, people would always asked comedian Greg Proops, 'Do you miss not doing WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY anymore?' Proops would always shake his head. (more...)

Broadway Actor & NY President of SAG-AFTRA Mike Hodge Passes Away at Age 70
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Mike Hodge, an accomplished actor, stalwart unionist and New York president of SAG-AFTRA, passed away on September 9th. He was 70. Hodge had a long career as a Broadway, TV, film and commercial actor. His Broadway credits included SEARCH AND DESTROY, A FEW GOOD MEN and Fences. (more...)

Arielle Jacobs and Curt Hansen Star in First Production of KCRep Season BETWEEN THE LINES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre opens its 2017/18 season with BETWEEN THE LINES, a new musical based on the best-selling book by New York Times bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer that features music and lyrics by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson, book by Timothy Allen McDonald choreography by Lorin Latarro, and direction by Tony Award-nominated director Jeff Calhoun. (more...)

PlayCo's U.S. Premiere of OH MY SWEET LAND Extends Through October 22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

In response to demand, The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Managing Director Robert Bradshaw, has extended the U.S. premiere of Oh My Sweet Land, written and directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi, through October 22, 2017. (more...)

Fortune's Fool To Produce THE LADY WITH A LAP DOG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Fortune's Fool Theatre will produce the world premiere of a new musical, The Lady with a Lap Dog, book and lyrics by Daniel Pinkerton and music by Robert Elhai, adapted from the story by Anton Chekhov. It will be performed at the Open Eye Figure Theatre in Minneapolis for 8 performances only from September 15-24. The production will star the outstanding singing actors Andrea Leap as Anna, Joel Liestman as Dmitri, and Laurel Armstrong as the four other characters. It will be directed by Nicole Wilder and music directed by Jill Dawe.  (more...)

Denzel Washington Feature ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ. to World Premiere at TIFF
by Movies News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

The Toronto International Film Festival® proudly announces the World Premiere of Academy Award® nominee Dan Gilroy's ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ., completing the 2017 Official Programme Selection. (more...)

Ridgefield Theater Barn Moves FENCES Run as Star Transfers Overseas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

August Wilson's Fences will not be opening as planned at Ridgefield Theater Barn this September. (more...)

LOST TEMPO, ELEMENO PEA and BRAWLER Set for Boston Playwrights' Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) today announces the plays that will comprise its 36th season. The line-up includes Lost Tempo by Cliff Odle, Elemeno Pea by Molly Smith Metzler, and Brawler by Walt McGough. (more...)

Discovery Announces Action-Packed Fall Schedule of Original Programming
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Discovery Channel has a packed line-up for the fall with a variety of all-new unscripted series, documentaries and the highly-anticipated return of the network's most iconic game show. (more...)

Marion McClinton Steps in for Lou Bellamy at Capri Theater's FENCES Talk
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Due to a conflict, Lou Bellamy will no longer be able to lead a discussion of Fences at the Capri Theater on Thursday, September 7. Denzel Washington's Oscar-winning adaptation of August Wilson's Fences will now be followed by a discussion led by actor and director Marion McClinton. (more...)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and SPRING AWAKENING Highlight Notre Dame FTT's 2017-18 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Notre Dame's Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) announces four productions for its 2017/18 theatre season, with two comedies, including the beloved The Importance of Being Earnest; an absurdist classic relevant to the current political climate; and Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening. (more...)

PCPA to Close 53rd Season with August Wilson's FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Closing PCPA's 53rd season is Fences, August Wilson's gripping Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning masterpiece that will swing onto the Marian Theatre stage from September 15 - October 1. (more...)

Kaki King Debuts 'Magazine' Orchestral Version via WNYC Soundcheck
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Renowned guitarist Kaki King recently announced her first new material in over two years, and fans can now get their first listen via WNYC's Soundcheck. (more...)

BWW Interview: Charlie Hudson III in A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Two River Theater 9/9 to 10/8
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 23, 2017

Two River Theater launches its 2017/18 Season with Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Carl Cofield. interviewed Charlie Hudson III who plays Asagai in the production. The show will be on the Red Bank stage from 9/9 to 10/8. (more...)

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22.  (more...)

Denzel Washington Led THE ICEMAN COMETH Coming to Broadway This Spring
by Alan Henry - Aug 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that a production of Eugene O'Neill's THE ICEMAN COMETH will play the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre beginning March 22nd, 2018. The production's opening night is currently set for April 26, 2018. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More!
by BWW Special - Aug 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Evita, Something Rotten, and more! (more...)

Jane Alexander, Denis Arndt, Judith Ivey, and Christopher Michael McFarland to Star in FIREFLIES Premiere at Long Wharf
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Jane Alexander, Denis Arndt, Judith Ivey, and Christopher Michael McFarland will star in the world premiere of Fireflies by Tony Award nominee Matthew Barber, directed by Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

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