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EDINBURGH 2017- A Day At The Fringe- Joe Sellman-Leava
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 17, 2017

Edinburgh Festival Fringe performer Joe Sellman-Leava blogs for BWW to give us an insight into a typical day for him at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: CREATIVES, Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)
by Matt Elliot - Aug 17, 2017

Creatives is a dark comic pop-opera written by Irvine Welsh and Don De Grazia with music by Laurence Mark Wythe. Set in a Chicago song writing class where students get together to create and critique each other's work, former student and now superstar Sean O'Neil returns to judge a song writing contest resulting in a finale full of revenge and jealousy. (more...)

Author of Civil Rights Baby Offers a Prescription for Racial Healing: R-R-R
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017


John Cleese to Appearr Live Following MONTY PYTHON Film Screening at the CCA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Living comedy legend JOHN CLEESE is heading to the Capitol Center for the Arts (Concord, NH) for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A on September 20, 2017 at 7PM. (more...)

THE QUEEN Director Stephen Frears to Reccive Jaeger-Lecoultre Award at Venice Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

La Biennale di Venezia and Jaeger-LeCoultre are pleased to announce that the great English director Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen, Dangerous Liaisons) will receive the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award at the 74th Venice International Film Festival (more...)

Scoop: REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL on HBO - Tuesday, August 22, 2017
by TV Scoop - Aug 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL on HBO, airing on Tuesday, August 22, 2017! (more...)

Raucously Irreverent AN OCTOROON to Launch 2017-18 at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre launches its 2017/18 season with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' provocative An Octoroon. An incendiary satire, this bold start to their 35th theatre season is co-directed by Lava Alapai and Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez. (more...)

Three Houston Area Museums Team for Screening of OLYMPIC PRIDE, AMERICAN PREJUDICE Film
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Houston Museum of African American Culture, Holocaust Museum Houston, The Health Museum and ADSI/Renee Logans will present the Exclusive Houston Screenings of Olympic Pride, American Prejudice on Thursday, September 7 at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. (more...)

Kitchen Theatre to Launch 2017-18 Season with New Comedy SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Kitchen Theatre Company launches its 2017-2018 Season with Smart People, a sharp and provocative new comedy by Lydia R. Diamond. Summer L. Williams, Associate Artistic Director of Company One Theatre (Boston, MA), directs. Performances of Smart People begin at the Kitchen Theatre Company in The Percy Browning Theatre on September 3. (more...)

Little Radical Theatrics Announces Full 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Little Radical Theatrics, Inc. (Fatima Viegas, Executive Producer) is announcing the first scheduled production of its 2018 season. (more...)

Fort Worth Arts Organizations Oppose Texas 'Bathroom Bill'
by Kyle Christopher West - Aug 16, 2017

Earlier this week, the 'Bathroom Bill,' a controversial bill that would require people to use restrooms and facilities that match the sex on their birth certificates, was back on the table for discussion in Texas. Performing Arts Fort Worth - the non-profit organization that manages Bass Performance Hall - commented that although they 'generally [shy] away from involvement in political or social issues, [they feel] particularly passionate about this topic,' inspiring PAFW President & CEO Dione Kennedy to send the below letter to Joe Straus, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. The letter was a collaborative letter, signed by several leaders in local arts organizations. The bill has since died in Texas Legislature, for now. (more...)

Funny, Tragic and Provocative New Play FIXED to Continue Echo Theater's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Echo Theater Company continues its 20th Anniversary Season with a funny, tragic and provocative new play by Los Angeles' own Boni B. Alvarez. (more...)

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY, a Classic Through and Through
by Vince Vicentuan - Aug 16, 2017

Touted as "Broadway's greatest dance musical," "West Side Story," the international tour, opened in Manila to a crowd of old and new fans, and the result is both exhilarating and, to some degree, bifurcating. (more...)

Other Theatre's BARNEY THE ELF Musical to Return for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Other Theatre will continue its 4th season with the third revival of its holiday hit BARNEY THE ELF, a campy and irreverent musical comedy, written by Bryan Renaud with lyrics by Renaud and Emily Schmidt. After helming the 2016 production, Tommy Rivera-Vega returns to direct and choreograph.  (more...)

East African Production of THE TEMPEST Heads to the Greenwich Theatre Before UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

International theatre company Bilimankhwe Arts presents their new production of Shakespeare's The Tempest, directed by artistic director Kate Stafford and designed by Hazel Albarn, on UK tour in Autumn 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Michelle Dockery Returns for Season 2 of TNT's GOOD BEHAVIOR
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Award-winning actress Michelle Dockery returns as thief and con artist Letty Raines in the hit TNT drama GOOD BEHAVIOR. Get a first look below! (more...)

The Fugard Theatre Brings Acclaimed Production of Iconic Musical KING KONG 'Home' to Joburg
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Over half a century since the world premiere of the original production of KING KONG - THE MUSICAL, Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre bring this legendary and iconic musical 'home' to Johannesburg. (more...)

Triangle Region Investors To Gain Insight From Industry Leaders
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017


Dallas Theater Center to Host Community Conversation About MILLER, MISSISSIPPI
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Dallas Theater Center will host a curated conversation featuring insights into the world-premiere play Miller, Mississippi on Aug. 21 at the Beckley-Saner Recreation Center, located at 114 W Hobson Ave., Dallas, Texas 75224. In a moderated panel discussion, Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company members Alex Organ and Liz Mikel will discuss their experiences, and how they have informed their approach to the characters they portray in Miller, Mississippi. Moderated by Amber Sims, this conversation will address advantage and what happens 'when tradition is sacred, and change is slow'. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with food donated by Babe's Chicken Dinner House, followed by the conversation at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. (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...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/8/2017 - 8/15/2017
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Hottest Articles on 8/8/2017 - 8/15/2017. (more...)

Little Radical Theatrics Proudly Announces its Spring 2018 Production
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Little Radical Theatrics, Inc. (Fatima Viegas, Executive Producer) is proud to announce our first kids/teens only musical for its 2018 spring production! (more...)

Black Theatre Troupe presents CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Race, rage and civil rights are at the heart of this acclaimed, deeply personal story by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Angels in America, Tony Kushner, in CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, produced by Black Theatre Troupe, September 15-30, 2017, directed by David J. Hemphill, with musical direction by Brenda Hankins and choreographed by Laurie Trygg. (more...)

Pulitzer-Winning Play THE FLICK Coming to The Circuit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

This 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes place in a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, where three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film theatres in the state named The Flick. (more...)

Lesley Heller Workspace Announces September Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Lesley Heller Workspace has announced the openings for the September exhibitions! (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Encore HATE IN AMERICA: THE KLAN ON TRIAL, 8/17
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

In light of the tragic events in Charlottesville, Va., true-crime network Investigation Discovery (ID) will encore an episode of its series HATE IN AMERICA about white supremacy. (more...)

Tania Leon To Participate in Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Desegregation of Little Rock's Central High School
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The University of Central Arkansas, in conjunction with partners in Little Rock, has produced multiple events that use the arts to spotlight the history of Little Rock's Central High School, marking the 90th anniversary of its opening and commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Desegregation Crisis in 1957. T (more...)

Varli Food Festival to Return with Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017


Scoop: SCORPION on CBS - Monday, September 4, 2017
by - Aug 15, 2017

Get all the scoop on SCORPION, airing on CBS on Monday, September 4, 2017! (more...)

First Folio Addresses AS YOU LIKE IT Casting Complaints: 'Art Should Engender Discussion'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

One of Shakespeare's classic romances, AS YOU LIKE IT, is currently running at First Folio Theatre through August 20. The company has received some complaints about its casting decisions and released a 'Statement of Artistic Integrity' in response. (more...)

Theatre Too At Theatre Three Presents CEDAR SPRINGS OR BIG SCARY ANIMALS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

An older white couple from the country unknowingly moves to the gayborhood in Dallas to be closer to their granddaughter. What begins as polite dinner conversation with their gay, multi-ethnic neighbors careens out of control. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Launches First Annual Season-Opening Festival O17 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

September 14 marks the launch of O17, the first edition of Opera Philadelphia's new annual season-opening festival. Featuring seven operatic happenings, six city venues, three world premieres, many already sold-out performances, and one superstar Festival Artist, this twelve- day immersion will transform the City of Brotherly Love into an urban stage for diverse audiences to gather and connect through the shared experience of opera (Sep 14-25). O17 shines a contemporary light on the genre, tackling daring subject matter, offering cutting-edge takes on the classics, and providing extraordinary artists with the chance to create their most imaginative and inspired work. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center's 2017-18 Season to Showcase 29 Premieres Across Disciplines
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Abrons Arts Center's 2017-18 season, the first season to be curated by new Artistic Director Craig Peterson, celebrates the idea that a community is a place of intersecting ideas and action. Peterson believes that artists push society forward in ways that challenge our assumptions, politics and social welfare; that artists make room for voices that are too often silenced or sidelined. Gun violence, gentrification, immigration, income and power inequality, freedom, gender, and Race are just some of the social issues artists are grappling with this season. (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME Explodes in Rhythm and Rhyme
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 14, 2017

In a bold, beautiful, and powerful production of Ragtime, the Ogunquit Playhouse gives its audience a compelling reminder that, as E. I. Doctorow once said, 'history is the present.' The 1996 musical with book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lyn Ahrens resonates perhaps even more strongly today than it did then with its raw grappling with the issues of Race, prejudice, hope and violence and the struggle to define and achieve the American dream. Set in the volatile melting pot of pre- World War I America with its booming industrialization, the influx of vast waves of immigrants, and the social norms challenged by tenuous Race relations, Ragtime weaves together the stories of three very different families as each seeks to find his place in the American tapestry. (more...)

BWW Review: PROM KWEEN at Underbelly, Cowgate
by Adam Robinson - Aug 14, 2017

Cool kids, high school identity issues, a whole lot of singing and the starting of engines. Grease may have been the word, but hunty you are not in Rydell anymore. It is 2016 and while the world is in turmoil, the life of an American teenager is no smooth catwalk. Social outsider Matthew comes untucked when they decide it is time to step out the shadows and shine, by running for prom queen. (more...)

VARIATIONS ON MAGIC Announces Lineup at Theatre Project
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Baltimore's original ten-minute play festival returns to Theatre Project with its 13th annual production, Variations on Magic, running August 17-27, 2017.  (more...)

High school runaway saves stranger in 'Hiding in Third Person'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017


BIGSOUND Festival Announces Program and Timetable
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

In case you weren't excited enough for your yearly live music pilgrimage to Brisbane's Fortitude Valley Live Music Precinct for a sensory overload of music, BIGSOUND Festival has shown all its cards, dropping all the tools you need today to choose your own sonic adventure.  (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Kicks Off 2017-18 Season with World Premiere of COUNT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly kicks off its 2017/18 season with the world premiere of "Count," in the first production of its PRC2 second-stage series. (more...)

Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres Present URBAN KALI
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

For two shows only, FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres will present Urban Kali, a contemporary multidisciplinary performance that integrates dance, installation and film. (more...)

Scoop: BEAT SHAZAM on FOX - Thursday, August 17, 2017
by - Aug 14, 2017

Get all the scoop on BEAT SHAZAM, airing on FOX on Thursday, August 17, 2017! (more...)

Patty Jenkins and Antoine Fuqua Join Lexus Short Films Season 4 Selection Committee
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

After an exciting launch in June at Tokyo Short Shorts for Season 4 of Lexus Short Films, Lexus International and The Weinstein Company have now announced Patty Jenkins, best known for directing Warner Bros. and DC Comics Wonder Woman and her debut feature Monster, and Antoine Fuqua, best known for directing the films The Magnificent Seven, The Equalizer and Training Day, to join Taylor Sheridan for the film program's selection committee. (more...)

Creative Time Raises Artist Nari Ward's PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE Flag
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Creative Time has announced the hoisting of the third public artwork in the Pledges of Allegiance series, Breathing Flag by artist Nari Ward, which took take place today, August 14. (more...)

Composer Tania Leon to Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Desegregation of Little Rock's Central High School
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The University of Central Arkansas, in conjunction with partners in Little Rock, has produced multiple events that use the arts to spotlight the history of Little Rock's Central High School, marking the 90thanniversary of its opening and commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Desegregation Crisis in 1957. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 14th, 2017: Broadway Stars Celebrate Diversity and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 14, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Broadway stars celebrate diversity, Broadway casts will perform at tonight's Broadway In Chicago's 2017 Summer Concert and more! (more...)

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival to Present DIMENSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

'Dimensions' is a unique production written and directed by Freedom Russino that utilizes theater, dance and spoken word to tell a story of the difficulties of young minority students in forming their sexual identity for the first time while studying in a Los Angeles art school. It exposes the web of secrets and lies that connect with the contemporary struggles of American minorities. Themes of identity, Race and sexuality are explored in a volatile world of Greek life. (more...)

Photo Flash: Extra, Extra! NEWSIES Hits Wichita
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

Music Theatre Wichita concludes its 2017 Season, "Hollywood to Broadway: A Summer Festival of Musical Theatre" with the regional premiere of Disney's Newsies. The lively season finale has an extended run, with performances August 11-20 in the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. Newsies is part of the organization's 46th season, which is also the 30th season for producing artistic director Wayne Bryan, the final of five locally produced Broadway-scale productions. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Scotsman Fringe First Winner THE FALL at the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

THE FALL, one of the Baxter Theatre Centre's impressive showcase of six award-winning and cutting-edge productions at the 2017 Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival in Scotland this August, was awarded the Fringe First at this year's Scotsman Awards. (more...)

Asian Star of THE LITTLE MERMAID Faces Discrimination on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

Diana Huey is currently starring in the national tour of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, and according to Gusto, the Asian actress is facing unfair criticism based solely on her Race. (more...)

Creede Repertory Theatre Presents the 2017 Headwaters New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

CRT's Headwaters New Play Festival is the source of new plays in the West, and fosters the development of new plays for CRT's stages and beyond. 2017 Playwrights will spend one week in development with a cast, director, and dramaturg at Creede Repertory Theatre, culminating in public readings and performances August 25th-26th. (more...)

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