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One-Woman Show YOU IN MIDAIR to Debut in Portland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

Writer, teacher, therapist, lobbyist and actor Danna Schaeffer will present her one-woman show, You in Midair, from October 5 through 15, at New Expressive Works. You in Midair is directed by Julie Akers. Previously titled My Little Jezebel, this full production follows a January 2017 staged reading with PDX Playwrights in the Fertile Ground Festival New Works. (more...)

Fawzia Mirza's ME, MY MOM & SHARMILA Comes to Steppenwolf This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Chicago writer and actress Fawzia Mirza takes the stage in her one-woman comedy ME, MY MOM & SHARMILA, directed by Meghan Beals, presented as part of Steppenwolf Theatre's LookOut Series. (more...)

LUNA GALE Comes to Capital Stage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Capital Stage continues its 2017-18 Season: Future Tense with the Sacramento Premiere of Luna Gale by Award Winning Playwright Rebecca Gilman. This 2015 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award Winning play tells the story of a fight for who and what is best for the future of baby Luna. Luna Gale will be the second production of Capital Stage's 13th Season, and will run from October 18 - November 19, 2017. (more...)

Renowned Television Creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino Ink Overall Deal with Amazon Studios
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Amazon today announced that critically-acclaimed multi-hyphenates Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino (Gilmore Girls) have entered a multi-year overall deal with Amazon Studios. Sherman-Palladino and Palladino will develop television projects that will add to their unprecedented two-season greenlight of upcoming Amazon Original Series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which debuts this fall on Prime Video. (more...)

Fawzia Mirza's ME, MY MOM & SHARMILA Comes to Steppenwolf This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Chicago writer and actress Fawzia Mirza takes the stage in her one-woman comedy ME, MY MOM & SHARMILA, directed by Meghan Beals, presented as part of Steppenwolf Theatre's LookOut Series. (more...)

Staged Reading of ME & JEZEBEL to Benefit Theatre Artists Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

ME AND Jezebel, a staged reading to benefit the Theatre Artists Workshop, will be presented Today September 23 at 8pm, Saturday September 24 at 8pm and Sunday September 25 at 3pm at the Theatre Artists Workshop. (more...)

Univision Network, Undisputed Leader with Hispanics, is Set to Finish the 2016/2017 Season as the No. 1 Spanish-Language Network for the 25th Consecutive Time
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

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Staged Reading of ME & JEZEBEL to Benefit Theatre Artists Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

ME AND Jezebel, a staged reading to benefit the Theatre Artists Workshop, will be presented Friday September 23 at 8pm, Saturday September 24 at 8pm and Sunday September 25 at 3pm at the Theatre Artists Workshop. (more...)

Irish Arts Center's Comedy HOW TO KEEP AN ALIEN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, presents the U.S. premiere of Rough Magic's How to Keep an Alien (tonight, Sep 15-Oct 1), written by and starring Sonya Kelly. (more...)

Photo Flash: Danna Schaeffer's One Woman Show YOU IN MIDAIR Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

Writer, teacher, therapist, lobbyist and actor Danna Schaeffer will present her one-woman show, You in Midair, from October 5 through 15, at New Expressive Works. You in Midair is directed by Julie Akers. Previously titled My Little Jezebel, this full production follows a January 2017 staged reading with PDX Playwrights in the Fertile Ground Festival New Works. (more...)

BWW Review: Dancing Through The Metaphysical Tree Of Life in SVB ROSA
by Olga El - Oct 31, 2016

Svb Rosa showcases twelve vignettes that embrace the divine feminine through video art, spoken word, interlacings of original and popular music and dance fusion rooted in vocabulary from women-created Middle Eastern and North African dance traditions. It is the latest production from Lunaris, a group that seeks to 'physically manifest the workings of the soul and spirit through the art of dance, ritual and theater.' Each piece is representative of a branch on the Kabbalistic tree of life and heavily incorporates symbolism from Western ceremonial mysticism. (more...)

Mara Wilson to Chat, Sign Memoir 'WHERE AM I NOW' at The Drama Book Shop Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome actress and author Mara Wilson (best known for her starring turns in the films Mrs. Doubtfire, A Simple Wish, Matilda and more) for an intimate discussion and signing of her new book: Where Am I Now: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame tonight, October 26th at 5:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MISTRESS CYCLE at Creative Cauldron
by Molly Korroch - Oct 11, 2017

Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, VA is dedicating their season to women and their unique stories. The season's current nod to its dedication is The Mistress Cycle. Appropriately, two women wrote the book and music: Beth Blatt and Jenny Giering. At its core, The Mistress Cycle is a show by women for women. (more...)

Further Casting Announced for QUEEN ANNE at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Romola Garai will star as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough alongside Emma Cunniffe as the eponymous monarch in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Queen Anne. (more...)

HOW TO CONSTRUCT A 21ST CENTURY FEMINISM to Continue Creative Time & NYPL's 'In Situ' Series
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Creative Time and The New York Public Library (NYPL) will present the latest installment of their collaborative venture In Situ, a site-specific series of conversations pairing leading artists and intellectuals to address critical topics of our time. (more...)

PEN World Voices Festival Announces Masha Gessen Followed by Samantha Bee
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

PEN America has announced that leading Russian and American journalist and author Masha Gessen, will deliver the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture, followed by a conversation with comedian and political commentator Samantha Bee on the closing night of the PEN World Voices Festival. This year the thirteenth annual Festival, taking place in New York from May 1-7, will address some of the vital issues of the Trump era, with a special focus on the fractious relationship between gender and power. At a moment of historic threats to freedom and truth, Ms. Gessen and Ms. Bee, both activists in their own rights, will speak to Gessen's experience with Russian censorship and suppression of dissent, and parallels between the current administration and other authoritarian regimes. (more...)

The Onion, The A.V. Club, And ClickHole Announce The Fourth Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival Sponsored By truTV
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

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Univision and CivicScience Launch Innovative Research Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

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Transmedia Marketing Expert Dr. Chester Branch Explains the New Viral Gold for Influencer Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

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GoDaddy and The Onion Bring 'The Internet' to Life in New Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

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ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sailing to Haiti to Find Broadway Lead; Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold have announced that Once On This Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, is returning to Broadway this fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SKIPPYJON JONES at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Get ready for musical adventure at WST for Kids as Skippyjon Jones follows his dreams center stage! This lively Siamese kitten, whose ears are big and whose dreams are bigger, will capture the hearts of kids and their grown-up friends in an hour-long musical about the power of imagination. Skippyjon Jones runs from March 31 to April 22 at Walnut Street Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Kids Will Dream Big with SKIPPYJON JONES at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Get ready for musical adventure at WST for Kids as Skippyjon Jones follows his dreams center stage. This lively Siamese kitten, whose ears are big and whose dreams are bigger, will capture the hearts of kids and their grown-up friends in an hour-long musical about the power of imagination. Skippyjon Jones runs from March 31 to April 22 at Walnut Street Theatre. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars with Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon Playwrights, Series B!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

In this week's special edition, we caught up with playwrights from Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of One-Act Plays. Series A features El Grande by Maggie Diaz Bofill, How My Grandparents Fell in Love by Cary Gitter, The Fork by Emily Chadick Weiss, Showtime Blues by France-Luce Benson, and Blue Handed by David Zellnik. For more information, visit: www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org (more...)

Vet UK Rockers Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel Release First Studio Album in 20 Years
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

September 15 sees the worldwide CD and digital release of Dance Underwater the first studio album of new material in 14 years from storied English rock band Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel via Restricted Release/Westworld Recordings in North America. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for RSC's QUEEN ANNE in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Today, rehearsal images have been released for the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Queen Anne. The production stars Romola Garai as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough and Emma Cunniffe as Queen Anne. Scroll down for a look at the company in rehearsal! (more...)

Gettysburg Community Theatre Announces Casting for IF YOU GIVE A KID A COSTUME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, announces their casts of upcoming productions of the children's play If You Give A Kid A Costume, CATS the musical, and The Penguin Project of GCT's production of Elf jr. the musical. (more...)

LA/LA Announces Free Public Launch Party 9/14 in Grand Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (PST: LA/LA) announced a free, daylong party for the public in downtown L.A.'s Grand Park on Thursday, September 14, 2017, to celebrate the arrival of PST: LA/LA. The party runs from noon to 10pm and features music, food, drink, activities, giveaways, and a chance to plan an itinerary for Southern California's largest arts experience. (more...)

THE CHAMPAGNE RIOT Returns to Guadalupe Inn August 18th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

The Champagne Riot, NYC's favorite vintage fantasy party, is returning to intimate Brooklyn venue Guadalupe Inn on Friday, August 18th with our patented fizzy-buzzy celebration of jazz, burlesque and vaudeville! We'll be popping our cork with TWO shows, with each show featuring different acts from our star-studded cast. (more...)

Univision Deportes, the Undisputed Home of Soccer, Reaches Nearly 20 Million Total Viewers During CONCACAF Gold Cup Group Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

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2016 BroadwayWorld Long Island Awards Winners Announced - Carson Higgins, Breanna Bartley and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 4, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Long Island winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

M Lamar Releases FUNERAL DOOM SPIRITUAL and SURVEILLANCE PUNISHMENT AND THE BLACK PSYCHE Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

After listening to a few songs from 'Speculum Orum - Shackled to the Dead', the 2013 record from Brooklyn-based, genre-defying composer/vocalist/pianist and visual/fine artist M Lamar, esteemed composer/vocalist/artist Diamanda Galas proclaimed, 'THIS BITCH CAN SING!' Now Lamar, whose music crosses opera, metal and blues, is getting ready to release two new albums, 'Funeral Doom Spiritual' and 'Surveillance Punishment and the Black Psyche' today, January 27, 2017. (more...)

The Onion and The A.V. Club Invade Austin For 'Just Another Manic Monday' Party Presented By GoDaddy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

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Scholastic To Publish Activism Book By 12 Year Old
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Scholastic (SCHL), the global children's publishing, education, and media company, has acquired world rights to an activism book written by Marley Dias, the 12 year-old social activist behind #1000BlackGirlBooksan international movement to collect and donate children's books that feature Black girls as the lead character.Marley is using her voice to advocate for social justice, a commitment reflected by her ambitious life goals: she dreams of becoming an editor of her very own magazine and plans to use media to spread positive messages and to perpetuate more socially conscious pop culture. The book will be published in Spring 2018 by Scholastic Press. (more...)

Fusion TV To Premiere 'The AV Club' Show Hosted By John Teti On March 16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

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M Lamar to Release FUNERAL DOOM SPIRITUAL and SURVEILLANCE PUNISHMENT AND THE BLACK PSYCHE, 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

After listening to a few songs from 'Speculum Orum - Shackled to the Dead', the 2013 record from Brooklyn-based, genre-defying composer/vocalist/pianist and visual/fine artist M Lamar, esteemed composer/vocalist/artist Diamanda Galas proclaimed, 'THIS BITCH CAN SING!'  (more...)

CATS Musical To Help SPCA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, announces their cast of their upcoming production of CATS the musical, which will be a special fundraiser as a portion of every ticket sale will go to the Adams County SPCA. (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

Los Angeles Premiere of Nassim Soleimanpour's WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT Set for Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Los Angeles Performance Practice and The Bootleg Theater, in association with Aurora Nova Productions, presents the Los Angeles premiere of Nassim Soleimanpour's slyly inventive White Rabbit Red Rabbit as part of the 2016 LAX  (Live Arts Exchange) Festival.  (more...)

LA/LA Announces Free Day and Public Programming
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

More than 50 museums throughout Southern California will offer free admission on Sunday, September 17, in celebration of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA launch week, supported by Presenting Sponsor Bank of America. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA involves more than 70 cultural institutions, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, and from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, participating in a vibrant and diverse array of exhibitions, public events and performances that explore Latin American and Latino art. A list of Free Day participating institutions is available at pacificstandardtime.org/freeday. (more...)

Univision Donates Art Collection to Frost Art Museum FIU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU announces a major donation by Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) of 57 artworks from its collection. (more...)

Helen Hayes Award-Winning Factory 449 presents LELA & CO.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Playwright Cordelia Lynn's is well aware of the intense, yet important journey examined in LELA & CO. "I knew that the play could be horrifying and shocking and upsetting - and all those things you can get out of visual violence, without actually showing it," says Lynn. "I want the audience to leave and think there are things happening that I don't see -- maybe because I don't want to see". (more...)

Theatre Jezebel Sets Production of TAUT AND TOUGH-MINDED at Tron Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

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Naked, All-Female Shakespeare Returns Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The free, all-female, mostly nude production of The Tempest that received international attention and sparked debate about the role of body freedom in women's empowerment this May will be returning to New York this September. Presented by Torn Out Theater, the production celebrates body freedom and uses storytelling to normalize the nude female form. After the play's previous staging in Central Park, the company is thrilled to bring the play to the community of Brooklyn and the natural beauty of Prospect Park. (more...)

LittleThings Bids $10 Million for Gawker Media's Jezebel.com
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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Irish Arts Center to Present Comedy HOW TO KEEP AN ALIEN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, is pleased to present the U.S. premiere of Rough Magic's How to Keep an Alien (Sep 15-Oct 1), written by and starring Sonya Kelly. Directed by Gina Moxley, How to Keep an Alien is a story about falling in love and having to prove it to the government. (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...)

KATIE GOODMAN's BROAD COMEDY to Make Off-Broadway Debut at the SoHo Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

NY's SoHo Playhouse will present the Off-Broadway debut of YouTube sensation Katie Goodman's Broad Comedy, the internationally-touring riotous, ridiculous, and in-your-face all-women troupe, Starring Danielle Cohn, Molly Kelleher, Tana Sirois, Carlita Victoria and Katie Goodman. (more...)

YouTube Star Katie Goodman to Bring BROAD COMEDY Off-Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

NY's SoHo Playhouse will present the Off-Broadway debut of YouTube sensation Katie Goodman's Broad Comedy, the internationally-touring riotous, ridiculous, and in-your-face all-women troupe, Starring Danielle Cohn, Molly Kelleher, Tana Sirois, Carlita Victoria and Katie Goodman. (more...)

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