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In war-torn Congo, Mama Nadi keeps the peace between customers on both sides of the civil war by serving everything from cold beers to warm beds. This shrewd matriarch both protects and profits from the women whose bodies have become battlegrounds ďruinedĒ by the brutality of government soldiers and rebel forces alike. Inspired by interviews conducted in Africa, this searing play is an engrossing and uncommonly human story told with humor and song, revealing the immeasurable loss and hopelessness of war, yet finding affirmation in life and hope.



OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET Announces Student Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Student rush tickets will be offered for the final week of performances of the Signature Theatre production of Our Lady of 121st Street, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Tony Award-winner Phylicia Rashad. (more...)

Michael Arden, Jo Bonney, Robert O'Hara to Direct in Geffen Playhouse's 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that it has added three directors to its upcoming 2018/2019 season, the first from new Artistic Director Matt Shakman. Tony Award nominee Michael Arden will direct Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted by and starring Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays; Obie Award winner Jo Bonney will direct the world premiere of Jose Rivera's The Untranslatable Secrets of Nikki Corona; and Obie Award-winner Robert O'Hara will direct the world premiere of Inda Craig-Galvan's Black Super Hero Magic Mama. (more...)

Interpol Confirms New Album MARAUDER + Tour Dates
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Months of speculation come to an end today as details of the new Interpol album can finally be confirmed: One of the most critically and commercially acclaimed bands of the last decade and a half will release their sixth album, Marauder, August 24th on Matador Records. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company Presents Oscar Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Oscar Wilde's effervescent society drama An Ideal Husband sees the incomparable Gina Riley (Kath & Kim) and William McInnes (The Time of our Lives) lead an all-star cast including Simon Gleeson (Hay Fever), Brent Hill(Little Shop of Horrors), Michelle Lim Davidson (Utopia), Zindzi Okenyo(Disgraced), Josh Price (Going Down), Greta Sherriff (Oklahoma!) and Christie Whelan Browne (Muriel's Wedding, The Musical), with newcomers Jem Lai and Joseph Lai. (more...)

BWW Review: THE STRANGE DEATH OF JOHN DOE, Hampstead Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Jun 6, 2018

A timely and important new play that blends movement, comedy and pathos into a compelling mix that says much about how we value life in 2018. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For The World Première Of Alexis Zegerman's HOLY SH!T
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Artistic Director of Kiln Theatre, Indhu Rubasingham, today announces the cast for her production of Alexis Zegerman's Holy Sh!t - Daon Broni (Nick), Claire Goose (Juliet), Daniel Lapaine (Sam) and Dorothea Myer-Bennett (Simone). This world premiere production is the first in the newly refurbished Kiln Theatre, reopening after a major capital redevelopment project with press night on 10 September, previews from 5 September, and running until 6 October. (more...)

Donja R. Love's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS to Explore Civil War LGBT Love at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love and directed by Saheem Ali (Twelfth Night for the Public Theater's Mobile Unit), as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

The Steve Silver Foundation And ¬"Beach Blanket Babylon¬" Announce Winners Of 2018 Scholarship
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

??????? Last night, Jo Schuman Silver-producer of Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon-announced the three Bay Area high school winners of The Steve Silver Foundation & Beach Blanket Babylon 2018 "Scholarship for the Arts."  (more...)

Modern Family And Submissions Only Star Colin Hanlon Joins Cast Of Tim Realbuto's YES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Another "MODERN FAMILY" alum has joined the cast of the new motion picture YES, based on Tim Realbuto's hit play. Colin Hanlon, who recurs on the ABC comedy as Steven (of Steven and Stepan), will play Richard Caden, the main character's brother-in-law who is married to Annie (Jenna Leigh Green). He joins previously announced Nolan Gould, who stars as Luke Dunphy on "MODERN FAMILY", Tim Realbuto, and Oscar Nunez ("THE OFFICE"), who are all part of the principal cast. (more...)

MTC's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Performances begin tomorrow - Tuesday, June 5 - for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love, directed by Saheem Ali.  (more...)

BWW Review: A Darker SWAN LAKE Glides Onto Houston's Jones Hall Stage
by Gary Laird - Jun 29, 2018

A DARKER SWAN LAKE GLIDES ONTO HOUSTON'S JONES HALL STAGE (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Shares the Trailer for Upcoming Comedy FATHER OF THE YEAR Starring David Spade
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

When a drunken debate between two recent college graduates about whose father would win in a fight is taken seriously by their idiot dads, jobs are lost, relationships Ruined, futures destroyed, and best friends come of age as they come to grips with who their fathers really are. Starring David Spade, Nat Faxon, Joey Bragg, Matt Shively, and Bridgit Mendler. Father of the Year hits Netflix on August 10th. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out the Trailer for Upcoming Crime Drama ASSASSINATION NATION
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Assassination Nation is a 2018 American crime drama film written and directed by Sam Levinson. It stars Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef, Abra, Bella Thorne, Bill Skarsgård, Cody Christian, Joel McHale, Maude Apatow, Colman Domingo and Anika Noni Rose. It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2018. It is scheduled to be released on September 21, 2018 by NEON and AGBO. (more...)

The Emmys Sort Out Categories For Televised Live Events
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 27, 2018

In an age where televised live events are becoming more and more popular, rules need to be changed. The Emmys are finally sorting this out, according to Variety. The awards organization has split the special class categories into variety special (live) and variety special (pre-recorded). (more...)

Classical Theatre Of Harlem to Stage Afropunk Inspired Greek Play ANTIGONE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director) presents "Antigone," inspired by Paul Roche's adaptation from the classic Greek tragedy by Sophocles. Back for its sixth season of free theater performances and affectionately known as the Uptown Shakespeare in the Park, the Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) is thrilled to return to Marcus Garvey Park this summer, presenting a work that showcases the strength and voices of audacious women responding to rigid societal inequities. (more...)

VIDEO: Dave Matthews Reveals the Time Ryan Gosling Ruined His Karaoke Experience & More on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Dave Matthews discusses the one, and only, time he ever went to karaoke with Ryan Gosling, and what he does when people ask him to play their weddings on The Tonight Show. Check out the clip below! (more...)

Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY To Open In Fallbrook
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

The 413 Project Theater will open a play adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility on June 22nd, 2018, at the Tea Lane Parlor in Fallbrook. (more...)

Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY To Open In Fallbrook
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The 413 Project Theater will open a play adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility on June 22nd, 2018, at the Tea Lane Parlor in Fallbrook. (more...)

Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY To Open In Fallbrook
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

The 413 Project Theater will open a play adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility on June 22nd, 2018, at the Tea Lane Parlor in Fallbrook. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sandra Dickinson Talks THE UNBUILT CITY
by Nicole Ackman - Jun 17, 2018

Sandra Dickinson has had a long and diverse career, spanning stage and screen. An American who has lived in the UK for over four decades, she was recently seen in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One and as Lucille Ball in I Loved Lucy at the Arts Theatre. She is currently starring opposite Jonathan Chambers in the European premiere of The Unbuilt City at the King's Head Theatre. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre Announces 2018-2019 Season; SWEAT, THE HUMANS, THE WOLVES, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

???????Unicorn Theatre, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cynthia Levin, announces the 45th season of magnetic and provocative plays that delve into social issues, including Pulitzer Prize winners, a Tony Award winner, and World Premieres! The new season will open September 5th, 2018. Unicorn Theatre will announce the highly anticipated seventh production this fall. (more...)

RHINOCEROS Closes A.C.T.'s 2018¬≠¬Ė19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Incoming American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon announced today that Eugene Ionesco's RHINOCEROS-translated by Derek Prouse and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Frank Galati-will be the final production of A.C.T.'s 2018-19 season. (more...)

Free Forum Explores Intersection Of Race and Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

???????Everyone is welcome to join the conversation at Breaking Glass: Hyperlinking Opera & Issues. This free public forum opens a door to frank discussion about race and diversity in opera. Topics will include how art is produced in an increasingly diversified America, and who has the right to tell whose story; the role of art in stimulating public discussion about racism and discrimination; and what roles social justice plays within the artistic mission of an opera company. All are welcome; and People of Color are encouraged to attend. (more...)

BWW Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at the Stratford Festival is Captivating and Thought Provoking
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 12, 2018

Each season at the Stratford Festival, there is a production that is geared to children or youth and is put on by Schulich Children's/Youth Plays. This season, that production is TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Based on the novel by Harper Lee and dramatized by Christopher Sergel, this play is likely advertised as being geared towards youth and adults because the book is so commonly read at the high school level, and also because it explores the perspective of children. The material and the issues dealt with are hard ones--for both young people and adults. this is what made the novel so important when it was published, and what makes this play important today. The powerful story is matched by powerful performances by all involved. This is a play that will linger in your mind long past the final bows. (more...)

CBS to Burn Off Comedies 'Me, Myself & I,' 'Living Biblically' on Saturday Nights Beginning 7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

CBS to Burn Off Comedies 'Me, Myself & I,' 'Living Biblically' on Saturday Nights Beginning 7/7 (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2018 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special - Jun 10, 2018

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 10th at 8/9c hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem Puts An Afropunk Spin on ANTIGONE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director) presents "Antigone," inspired by Paul Roche's adaptation from the classic Greek tragedy by Sophocles. Back for its sixth season of free theater performances and affectionately known as the Uptown Shakespeare in the Park, the Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) is thrilled to return to Marcus Garvey Park this summer, presenting a work that showcases the strength and voices of audacious women responding to rigid societal inequities. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at QUEENS At La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its west coast premiere production of QUEENS, by Martyna Majok, winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Cost of Living. Directed by Carey Perloff(Playhouse's The Orphan of Zhao), the show runs July 3 - 29 in the Playhouse's Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: ON THE 20TH CENTURY Rolls Into the Davis Shakespeare Festival
by Courtney Symes - Jul 9, 2018

Like its locomotive namesake, On the 20th Century reaches out to transport you to a different destination. Although, instead of Chicago or New York, you'll be going to a place of laughter, awe and all-consuming fun. This operetta opened on Broadway in 1978, winning 5 Tony Awards, and was revived in 2015 with Kristin Chenoweth as the glamorous Lily Garland. Now it makes its way to the 9th season of the Davis Shakespeare Festival for those lucky enough to get on board. (more...)

CBS to Burn Off Comedies 'Me, Myself & I,' 'Living Biblically' on Today Nights Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2018

CBS to Burn Off Comedies 'Me, Myself & I,' 'Living Biblically' today Nights Beginning 7/7 (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Company Announces The Second Extension Of 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces an extension of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas adapted by David Kersnar and Althos Low, from the books by Jules Verne, directed by Ensemble Member David Kersnar. Due to high ticket demand, additional dates, August 30 - September 9, 2018, have been added. 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas plays at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. This marks the second and final extension of the production. (more...)

BookBuzz.net Partners with Author JJ Flowers to Announce ThatHer Young Adult Novel Juan Pablo and the Butterflies Will Soon be a Motion Picture
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

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Shakespeare's Globe Announces Programme For 'Shakespeare And Race' Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce the programme for 'Shakespeare and Race', a new festival of events opening 11 August. This is the first time in the Globe's twenty-year history that the topic will be explored in depth over a week. Curated to draw attention to and provide a platform for scholars, practitioners and educators of colour in the teaching, study and performance of Shakespeare, this festival will highlight the importance of race to the consideration of Shakespeare not only in his time, but more urgently, in our own. The festival includes a play American Moor by Keith Hamilton Cobb, a workshop entitled Staging Race and Diversity in the Shakespearean Theatre, The Sam Wanamaker Fellowship Lecture is to be given by Professor Kim F. Hall, a pre-show talk for Emilia with Morgan-Lloyd Malcolm, a panel discussion of actors who have played Othello, and an international symposium featuring Kimberle Crenshaw, Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and UCLA, who coined the term 'intersectionality'. The festival starts and finishes with two theatre productions, Voices in the Dark and Hip-hop Shakespeare Unplugged. (more...)

Freeform Adds a Third Original Film to Their Popular Holiday Programming
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Freeform announced today that production began Monday on their third original holiday film, ¬ďThe Truth About Christmas,¬Ē from MarVista Entertainment. The movie will premiere during Freeform's ¬ď25 Days of Christmas¬Ē annual programming event. ¬ďThe Truth About Christmas¬Ē joins previously announced holiday originals ¬ďLife Size 2,¬Ē starring Tyra Banks and Francia Raisa, and ¬ďNo Sleep 'Til Christmas¬Ē with Dave and Odette Annable. (more...)

Review Roundup: A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, presents Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House, Part 2. Previews for A Doll's House, Part 2 begin July 12, with an official opening night on July 15, and performances through July 28 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). (more...)

Full Cast Announced For MEET THE TEASPOONS at the Tabard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

The Tabard Theatre today announces full casting for Meet the Teaspoons. From fabulous songs to lovable characters, this brand new play is a fun filled theatrical adventure the whole family can enjoy. (more...)

BWW Review: DAM DAM DA DAM at MIKRO THEATRE
by Ofek Levy - Jul 19, 2018

'The stories must me credible - The reality doesn't.' (more...)

Winners Announced for The Jessie Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Returning to its theatrical roots this year, the 36th annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards were held on Monday, July 16th at Bard on the Beach in the BMO Mainstage in Vanier Park, a fitting venue in a magnificent setting. The awards celebrate excellence in professional theatre and salutes all the talent who contribute to Vancouver's fantastic theatre scene. Thirty-five companies registered over 57 productions this past year contributing to a dynamic theatre season. (more...)

BWW Review: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at Drury Lane Theatre
by Emily McClanathan - Jul 17, 2018

As the curtain rises on Drury Lane Theatre's production of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, we view a striking image: the interior of a derelict Mississippi mansion, complete with crumbling masonry, mossy growths on the ceiling, and a none-too-sturdy grand staircase. Amid these ruins, each member of the dysfunctional Pollitt family battles other forms of decay: failing health, eroding relationships, toxic jealousy, and thwarted ambitions. (more...)

Open Bar Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING In Fullers Pub Gardens Beginning Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Open Bar presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by William Shakespeare, touring Fuller's pubs summer 2018. (more...)

Casting Announced For Raven Theatre's CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Raven Theatre is pleased to announce casting for CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Tyrone Phillips. (more...)

Post-Apocalyptic, Classically-Imagined Tragedy: THIRST at Contemporary American Theater Festival
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 10, 2018

There is a thing Terrance can't let go of, like Lear, like Othello, like Richard II. And if you're a tragic hero and you can't let go when you ought to, then bad things will happen to you and those you are close to. (more...)

Lise Bruneau, David Darrow, and More Cast in A.C.T.'s SWEAT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today casting for Lynn Nottage's 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Sweat, performing at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary St., San Francisco) September 26-October 21, 2018. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Stephen Sharkey's Adaptation Of Zadie Smith's WHITE TEETH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

With Holy Sh!t - the inaugural production in the newly refurbished theatre - in rehearsals, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Stephen Sharkey's adaptation of Zadie Smith's White Teeth - Ayesha Antoine (Irie Jones), Michele Austin (Mad Mary), Philip Bird (Des/Marc Perret/Marcus Chalfen), Ayesha Dharker (Alsana Iqbal), Naomi Frederick (Ruth/Poppy/Joyce Chalfen), Tony Jayawardena (Samad Iqbal), Richard Lumsden (Archie Jones), Karl Queensborough (Anthony /Denise/Josh Chalfen), Sid Sagar (Magid Iqbal), Amanda Wilkin (Rosie Jones), Assad Zaman (Millat Iqbal), and actor-musicians Matthew Churcher, Nenda Neurer (also Clara Jones) and Zoe West. The production opens on 5 November, with previews from 26 October, and runs until 22 December. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up On All New WHISTLEBLOWER on CBS - Today, August 3, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up On All New WHISTLEBLOWER, airing on CBS today, August 3, 2018! (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up On All New WHISTLEBLOWER on CBS - Today, August 3, 2018
by TV Scoop - Aug 2, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up On All New WHISTLEBLOWER, airing on CBS on today, August 3, 2018! (more...)

Hammer Theatre Announces Fall Season of Dance, Theatre, More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

The Hammer Theatre Center in downtown San Jose has unveiled a sensational line-up for its fall 2018 season, featuring appearances by acclaimed dancers and musicians, world-class theatre, and family-friendly events. The stellar season kicks off with the Hammer Plaza Celebration, a free event featuring live performances by innovative aerial dance troupe BANDALOOP and the innovative Bridgman|Packer Dance company performing "Truck." (more...)

BWW Previews: 2018-19 SEASON - GREAT THEATER IN DELAWARE!
by Rosanne DellAversano - Aug 10, 2018

Delaware is full of great theater offerings for the 2018-19 season. No matter where you are in the State, you'll be able to experience live theater. (more...)

Michael Nardone and More Set For The National Theatre's UK And Ireland Tour Of MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

Michael Nardone (BBC One's The Night Manager and Rellik, HBO's Rome) will play the title role in Rufus Norris' touring production of Macbeth, with Kirsty Besterman (Genesis Inc. at Hampstead Theatre, They Drink It in The Congo at the Almeida Theatre, and BBC One's Father Brown) joining the cast as Lady Macbeth. (more...)

ROUGH TRADE: Art And Sex Work In The Late 20th Century Opens 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

ClampArt and Ward 5B are proud to present 'Rough Trade: Art and Sex Work in the late 20th Century.' The exhibition explores a little-known history at the crossroads of the sexual underground and popular culture. The show is organized to coincide with "David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night" at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and includes work by David Wojnarowicz, along with John S. Barrington, Mark Beard, Kenny Burgess, Larry Clark, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Fred Halsted, Peter Hujar, Mark Morrisroe, Joe Parker, Tomata du Plenty, Bill Rice, John Sex, Jane Sherry, Pedro Slim, Samuel Steward, and Tommy Vallette, as well as a rich array of related ephemera.   (more...)

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