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David Sedaris, Armistead Maupin & Humans of NY Come to Benaroya
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

With words and photographs these three artists share personal stories that have sparked laughter and motivated change. Northwest Associated Arts (NWAA), KNKX (88.5 FM) and The Stranger present all three events at beautiful Benaroya Hall. Tickets prices vary and are available through the Benaroya Hall Box Office, at 206.215.4747 or online at www.benaroyahall.org.Phone interviews are available upon request. Both the Armistead Maupin and Brandon Stanton events offer a VIP option that includes prime seating and a private reception. (more...)

English Language Premiere of Iceland's GUILTY Set for TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Iceland in the 19th Century was not exactly an idyll; it was an island nation of farming and fishing communities, pretty much cut off from the much of the rest of the world. Crime was rare and capital crimes rarer still. So the country's criminal cases have become the stuff of legend, including the child rape case in Rifsaedasel of 1837, which is as infamous to Icelanders as The Manson Family is to Americans. Contemporary Icelandic playwright Hrafnhildur Hagalin revisits this infamous case with 'Guilty' (2014), a verse play that gracefully and provocatively examines issues of obsession and mercy which cling to it to this day. (more...)

A CRACK UP AT THE RACE RIOTS to Premiere at Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Toney Brown has fashioned an experimental play based on 'A Crack Up at the Race Riots' by Harmony Korine. The play meditates on the Artaudian notion of psychology and suicide, focusing on how the term 'mad' is thrust upon those who dare to speak unbearable truths to society. Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival will present the piece August 27 to September 16, directed by Brown. (more...)

Barbara Jeanne Belew is recognized by Continental Who's Who
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

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San Francisco Conservatory of Music Sets 2017-18 Centennial Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) has announced the details of its 2017-18 centennial season. (more...)

LA Children's Chorus Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC), one of the world's foremost children's choirs, announces its 2017-18 season, entitled 'And This Shall be for Beauty,' featuring exquisite repertoire that illuminates LACC's signature bel canto sound honed by highly regarded and much-loved Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson, who is stepping down at the conclusion of the season, her 22nd at the Chorus' artistic helm. (more...)

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2017-18 School Programs for Teachers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts has announced the 2017-18 School Programs for Teachers line up! (more...)

A MEASURE OF MURDER Earns High Praise
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

A Measure of Murder, the newest mystery by Leslie Karst, is now available where fine books are sold. Published by Crooked Lane Books, A Measure of Murder is available in hardcover (ISBN:  978-1683310181, 336 pages, $25.99) and eBook ($9.99) editions. Measure of Murder will be published in trade paper (ISBN: 978-1683314936, 352 pages, $15.99) in February 2018. (more...)

Haven Theatre Announces Full Line-Up for DIRECTORS HAVEN 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Haven Theatre is pleased to announce the line-up for its third DIRECTORS HAVEN, the company's ever-growing initiative showcasing the talents of three early career directors. This season, Kristen Johnson directs Vaclav Havel's riveting political satire THE PROTEST, Ian Martin helms Amiri Baraka's THE TOILET, a powerful look at love and empathy, and Lexi Saunders directs Rachel Dubose's sharply funny and biting new play THE DEPARTURE. The three fully-produced productions will run back-to-back in one program. DIRECTOR'S HAVEN 2017 will play October 16 - November 1, 2017 at Haven Theatre's resident home, The Den Theatre (2A), 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. All performances are pay-what-you-can. Tickets are currently available at haventheatrechicago.com.  (more...)

World Music Group Gives Themselves A Name In America
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

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Theatre Y to Stage New Adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca's YERMA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Theatre Y announces their production of Yerma, written by Federico Garcia Lorca and directed by Max Traux, playing at the company's new home, 4546 N. Western Ave., October 27 - December 10. (more...)

Contemporary Tibetan Group Debuts 'THE VOICE OF NATURE' Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Contemporary Tibetan musicians, Yungdrung Gyal and Wangmo, debut their new album, 'The Voice of Nature- Tshang Yang Gya Tsho,' inviting listeners on the spiritual journey they took while creating their music. (more...)

Stella Adler Studio Receives Grant from Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting has been awarded a $150,000 Grant for Arts and Arts Education by The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation. (more...)

BWW Review: WOMAD TAKEOVER, National Theatre River Stage Festival
by Rona Kelly - Aug 16, 2017

At its very heart, WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) is a celebration of the arts: in every form, from every country, for everyone. And what better way to celebrate the arts than a festival? Part of the National Theatre's free series of River Stage takeovers, WOMAD brought live music, workshops and dance from around the world to the heart of London. (more...)

World Premiere by Nilo Cruz to Headline Repertorio Espanol's 50th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Repertorio Español - one of Off-Broadway's longest-running, continuous theaters, and the ONLY company that presents Spanish-language/English-translated plays in true repertory in NYC - will mark its 50th anniversary during the 2017-18 season with a roster of plays that demonstrate the company's ongoing commitment to presenting works that represent the diversity of its own 50-year canon, and the diversity of playwriting voices among contemporary and oft-forgotten writers of Spanish drama and Literature worldwide. (more...)

Ahsan Khan, Rasheeda Ali and Adnan Jaffar to Star in ISHQ at Sadler's Wells
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Ahsan Khan (Udaari, Mausam, Dastaan, Hum TV) and Rasheeda Ali (Anita and Me, Theatre Royal Stratford East; Crossing the Border, Channel 4) will take on the roles of love interests Ranjha and Heer alongside Adnan Jaffar (Jalaibee; Manto; Karachi: The Musical) who will play villain Kaido in new multicultural Sufi musical ISHQ at Sadler's Wells this September. (more...)

Bill Oberst Jr. to Bring RAY BRADBURY'S PILLAR OF FIRE to United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Did Ray Bradbury see Donald Trump coming? Did Ray Bradbury see Donald Trump coming?  (more...)

The Yard Announces Schonberg (Boston) Fellowship Residency
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The SCHONBERG (BOSTON) FELLOWS is a pilot mentored residency initiative that connects The Yard to the professional dance community of Boston, created in partnership (and appreciation) with the Arts and Culture Program of The Boston Foundation, the city's community trust. The Yard´s Chloe Jones and David R. White have curated the 2017 group of artists, looking both at early choreographic achievement and future creative potential. Peter DiMuro, McKersin Previlus, and the duo of Claire Johannes and Jordan Jamil Ahmed are the first wave of dedicated artists to take the plunge. Old friend and acclaimed David Parker, the Boston-bred choreographer/singer/percussive dancer who leads The Bang Group (TapTheYard; Nut/Cracked), is the mentoring ghost in the machine. (more...)

Peggy Kinst & Sharon Kleyne Share Tips For Graceful Healthy Aging
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

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IVONA, PRINCESS OF BURGUNDIA Opens Today at Summerhall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Timeau De Keyser, Hans Mortelmans and Simon De Winne - together known as Tibaldus are one of Belgian's most exciting and innovative young theatre companies, producing work that is fierce, surprising and thrilling. (more...)

The Kitchen Announces Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Kitchen, founded in 1971, has continued to serve as an important catalyst for a broad community of groundbreaking artists working across disciplines. In today's landscape, where contemporary artists and arts institutions are collaborating in new ways and generating new contexts for the continuing evolution of multi-disciplinary art, The Kitchen, as a nimble, smaller-scale organization, plays an especially vital role: it provides emerging and established artists a hot-house environment for the presentation and discussion of their work, supporting and seeking to foster a vibrant, living dialogue among artists from every field and area of culture. (more...)

Roger Grunwald's THE OBLIGATION Comes to Potrero Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

In Roger Grunwald's THE OBLIGATION a Jewish-American comedian, a survivor, a half-Jewish German soldier and an SS General explore the dark history of their and our world. Through drama and humor, Grunwald explores little-known aspects of The Holocaust and the post-war survivor experience and asks: Who decides what culture, race and ethnicity mean? What is identity? Why do we demonize "the other"?  THE OBLIGATION is a dramatic reminder of the importance of heeding the lessons of The Holocaust and of the dangers facing society when we acquiesce in the face of prejudice and hatred. The World Premiere of THE OBLIGATION, written & performed by Roger Grunwald is presented by The Mitzvah Project and PlayGround running October 12-November 5, 2017(Press Night Saturday October 14) at the Potrero Stage 1695 18th Street in San Francisco. (more...)

TCG Publishes New Translations of Russian Dramatist Mikhail Bulgakov
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of the two-play volume Moliere, or The Cabal of Hypocrites and Don Quixote by audacious Russian political writer Mikhail Bulgakov. (more...)

The Royal Conservatory of Music to Launch 2017-18 Season with Starry Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

As The Royal Conservatory of Music's 2017-18 concert season is set to begin, five of the upcoming Koerner Hall concerts are already sold out, including the Season Gala concert with Hollywood star Bill Murray and his friends Jan Vogler (cello), Mira Wang (violin), and Vanessa Perez (piano). (more...)

Wired For Success: Attorney Laura Anthony Talks Virtual Rainmaking, LawCast and the Podcast Renaissance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

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Teresa Deevy's Short Play Collection THE SUITCASE UNDER THE BED Continues at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Mint Theater resumes the acclaimed Teresa Deevy Project with The Suitcase Under the Bed, so named for the location where Deevy's writing was stored for decades, prior to Jonathan Bank's arrival at the Deevy family home in Waterford in 2010. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Stage First UK Production of John Galsworthy's WINDOWS in 85 Years
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Celebrating the 150th birthday of novelist and playwright John Galsworthy, the first professional UK production in 85 years of Windows by John Galsworthy opens at the Finborough Theatre for a three-week limited season on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 (Press Nights: Thursday, 24 August and Friday, 25 August 2017 at 7.30pm). (more...)

New Book Features Interviews with Women from '70's & '80's Punk Rock Scene
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The punk rock scene of the 1970s and '80s in Southern California is widely acknowledged as one of the most vibrant and creative periods in rock and roll. Over the years, many books have come out exploring this explosive time in music and culture, but none have exclusively focused on the vitality and influence of the women who played such a crucial role in this incredibly dynamic movement. (more...)

Samuel French to Publish Six Winning Titles from 2017 OOB Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Samuel French has announced the winners of the 2017 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 8/14/2017
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This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 8/14/2017. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Commission DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER Will Tour China
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Dream of the Red Chamber, commissioned by San Francisco Opera from Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng with a libretto by Sheng and playwright David Henry Hwang, will tour to the People's Republic of China in September 2017, a press conference unveiled today at the late 18th-century Prince Gong Mansion in Beijing. Co-produced by Poly Theatre Management Co., Ltd. and Armstrong International Music & Arts Enterprises, Ltd., the Dream of the Red Chamber China Tour will travel to three Chinese cities in six performances. (more...)

Theatre for the Very Young Series Opens 8/25 with TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

???????Children from six months to three years old are invited to bring their favorite Teddy Bear (or choose one at the door) and join the fun at the Teddy Bears' Picnic, the first performance of the season in the Theatre for the Very Young Series presented by the Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) in partnership with Children's Fairyland. (more...)

The 11th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair To Showcase LA's Favorite And Best-Selling Authors With A Theme Of 'The Great Outdoors'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

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Melbourne Theatre Company Announces Inaugural NEXT STAGE Writers-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Melbourne Theatre Company today announced the inaugural writers-in-residence as part of its $4.6 million NEXT STAGE Writers' Program. (more...)

Works by Steven Dietz and A.R. Gurney to Headline Keen Company's 18th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Keen Company will present two plays celebrating A SEASON OF CONNECTION.  (more...)

Universal Cable Productions Announces Winners in Second Annual 'Pitch Fest'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Universal Cable Productions (UCP) today announced two winners of the award-winning studio's second annual “Pitch Fest.” (more...)

BWW Interviews: Peter Meinke and William Dawson Present Musical Poetry
by Trevor Durham - Aug 14, 2017

On Tuesday, Florida Poet Laureate and long-time author Peter Meinke will recite stories of his life and poems over original arrangements of prized composer William Dawson Jr. (more...)

BWW Review: Towne Centre's Sumptuously Sung THE SECRET GARDEN Captivates
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 13, 2017

Katharine Boettcher's glorious soprano is finally given the showcase it so richly deserves in the beautifully sung production of Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon's The Secret Garden, the oftentimes stirring and altogether bewitching story of a young orphaned girl forced to live with her mysterious uncle in his 'house upon the hill' overlooking the moors in Yorkshire in the early years of the 20th Century. (more...)

Mesa Encore Theater Offers Free Reading of NO EXIT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

Two women and one man are locked up together for eternity in one hideous room in hell. The windows are bricked up; there are no mirrors; the electric lights can never be turned off; and there is no exit. (more...)

Brooke Shields to Guest Star in Season 19 of LAW AND ORDER: SVU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

BROOKE SHIELDS is set to guest star on “Law & Order: SVU” in a recurring role that will shake up Benson's (Mariska Hargitay) world this season.  (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...)

The Coterie Creates Theatre Announces Experiences for All Ages in Upcoming 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Nationally-recognized Coterie Theatre's 2017/2018 season of plays selected by Producing Artistic Director Jeff Church aims to deliver engagement for family members of any age. One of the national leaders in producing theatre for youth and family audiences, The Coterie also enriches curriculum for schools looking for excellence in arts education. This coming season, The Coterie will have several productions where young theatre-goers will interact and participate during the performances. (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...)

OUTSIDE PADUCAH: THE WARS AT HOME to Make NYC Premiere at the wild project
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Poetic Theater Productions, in association with the wild project, are thrilled to present the New York premiere of OUTSIDE PADUCAH: THE WARS AT HOME, written and performed by J.A. Moad II and directed by Leah Cooper. (more...)

New Autumn/Winter Season at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

There's something for everyone at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre this autumn and winter with shows ranging from festive family entertainment to political drama, and including music and dance. (more...)

Glenn Close to Receive Zurich Film Festival's Golden Icon Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Glenn Close will receive Zurich Film Festival's Golden Icon Award and present THE WIFE alongside Jonathan Pryce, Annie Starke and director Bjorn Runge. (more...)

Photo Flash: F. Michael Haynie, Julia Knitel and Ryann Redmond to Headline CHASING SUMMER at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chasing Summer, a new concert from the award-winning writing team of Ben Chavez& Yianni Papadimos. F. Michael Haynie (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory), Julia Knitel (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), and Ryann Redmond(Bring It On: The Musical) are set to headline the concert. (more...)

Cast Set for Tectonic Theater Project's UNCOMMON SENSE, A New Play About Living with Autism
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Tectonic Theater Project has announced casting for the New York premiere of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum, which the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture presents for five weeks only, October 25 to November 26, at The Sheen Center's Loreto Theater (18 Bleecker Street, NYC). The work is written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic's founder, Moises Kaufman. (more...)

City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Invests Over $3 Million in Local Arts Organizations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) announces that it is once again investing more than $3 million in 258 nonprofit arts organizations and festival producers to provide creative public activities and services to LA's residents and visitors between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. (more...)

F. Michael Haynie, Julia Knitel and Ryann Redmond to Headline 'CHASING SUMMER' at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chasing Summer, a new concert from the award-winning writing team of Ben Chavez & Yianni Papadimos. F. Michael Haynie (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory), Julia Knitel (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), and Ryann Redmond (Bring It On: The Musical) are set to headline the concert. (more...)

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