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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.



BWW Interview: Portia's No SWEAT on Strong Roles, Nottage & Rashad
by Gil Kaan - Sep 7, 2018

Playwright Lynn Nottage's 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning SWEAT, her raw take on the intertwining issues affecting a close-knit group of Reading, Pennsylvania townsfolk, has just opened at the Mark Taper Forum. Portraying Cynthia, the inescapable lightning rod in SWEAT's volatile scenario, Nottage stalwart Portia brings a human face to a multiple of 'faceless' generalized preconceptions. Portia gave us her thoughts on working with Lynn Nottage, Phylicia Rashad and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Opens at the Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Center Theatre Group's production of 'Sweat' by Lynn Nottage will opened at the Mark Taper Forum last night. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

National Theatre Live Launches At The Bickford Theatre, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

The Morris Museum will launch its new partnership with National Theatre Live on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2:00PM in the Bickford Theatre. This new opportunity to experience theatre at the Bickford, provides the best seat in the house for live performances and encore screenings transmitted by satellite from stages in the UK.  Attendees will experience some of the foremost talents in these world-class productions. (more...)

Majestic Theater Presents its 3rd Annual National Theatre Live Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

The Majestic Theater in Gettysburg, PA is proud to announce the 3rd annual National Theatre Live Festival! National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas around the world. The Majestic is the only theater in America to feature a festival with these 6 PLAYS in 3 DAYS! Back by popular demand you can purchase a full Festival pass for $125 to see all 6 shows in the 3 days, or you can purchase individual show tickets: Adults $25, Students $12. (more...)

Center Theatre Group's Production Of SWEAT Opens At The Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Center Theatre Group's production of "Sweat" by Lynn Nottage will open at the Mark Taper Forum on Wednesday, September 5 at 8 p.m. Directed by Lisa Peterson, the 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning play is currently in previews and continues through October 7, 2018. (more...)

Horton Foote Prize Awarded to Lauren Yee and Jaclyn Backhaus
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Mari Marchbanks announced today the 2018 recipients of the biennial Horton Foote Prize, named in honor of the late playwright, which recognizes excellence in American theater. The 2018 Prize for Outstanding New American Play, presented to a work produced in the 2016-17 or 2017-18 seasons, is awarded to Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee. The 2018 Prize for Promising New American Play, presented to a previously unproduced work, is awarded to India Pale Ale by Jaclyn Backhaus. (more...)

Raven Theatre Presents CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Raven Theatre is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Tyrone Phillips. This sharp and boisterous drama about family, faith and revolution will play October 4 - November 18, 2018 on Raven's 99-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago. (more...)

Award-Winning Author Turns to Little-Know Historical Moment for Sixth Novel, 'Before We Died'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2018

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Photo Flash: American Conservatory Theatre Presents Lynn Nottage's SWEAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Lynn Nottage's 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Sweat, performing at American Conservatory Theater's Geary Theater now through Sunday, October 21, 2018.  (more...)

Lifetime Announces 'It's a Wonderful Lifetime' Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Christmas is coming early this year! Lifetime sleighs the 2018 holiday season this year with the network's It's a Wonderful Lifetime lineup, featuring 14 all-new original movies and nine acquired films. Kicking off on November 21 with a special week featuring five nights of premieres, each week of the holiday season will feature new movies every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, it was announced today by Tanya Lopez, EVP, Movies, Limited Series and Original Movie Acquisitions, Lifetime and LMN. (more...)

BWW Interview: For Evermore... Leanne Cope on Her Journey in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS; In Movie Theaters on Sunday!
by David Clarke - Sep 21, 2018

Taped during the 2017 London engagement, the Tony-winning musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS comes to movie theaters in the United States on September 20 and 23. The live capture, distributed by Trafalgar Releasing, features the original Broadway star Leanne Cope reprising her role in the critically acclaimed musical. To get the scoop on the musical and the film, we chatted with Cope about it. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Ar'iel Statchel, and More Broadway Stars to Appear in Concert with BROADWAY FIGHTS BACK WITH MARCH FOR OUR LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

The New York theatre community is collaborating with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas survivors and activists fromMarch For Our Lives to present a one-night only concert event: Broadway Fights Back with March For Our Lives. (more...)

BWW Review: POPCORN FALLS is Laugh-Out-Loud Comedic Genius
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 8, 2018

How many characters can you expect to see in a play set in a small town, on a small stage, with a cast of two? If you guessed two, you couldn't be more wrong. No, when it comes to Popcorn Falls, try ten times that. (more...)

Pascale Armand to Lead WP Theater's NATURAL SHOCKS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

WP Theater has announced that Tony Award Nominee & Obie Award Winner Pascale Armand (Eclipsed, The Trip to Bountiful) will star in the world premiere of Natural Shocks. Written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by May Adrales (Vietgone), the show will play a limited engagement from Saturday, October 28 through Sunday, November 25, with opening night set for Thursday, November 8. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On Steppenwolf's DOWNSTATE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company opens its 43rd season with a fiery, provocative new work from Pulitzer Prize-winning ensemble member Bruce Norris, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon. Downstate is a co-commission and co-production with the National Theatre of Great Britain. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize¬ĖWinning SWEAT Makes Baltimore Debut At Everyman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

From its origins in the painstakingly researched fieldwork of two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage comes Sweat- the gritty, emotionally charged story of friendships and hardships in post-industrial small-town America. Hailed by The New York Times as "an extraordinarily moving drama" that "brims with the kind of ripe, richly imagined life associated with the work of the great August Wilson," the show's Baltimore debut runs October 23-November 25, 2018 and is directed by Everyman Theatre Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi. (more...)

National Theatre New Season Announced; Includes Lenny Henry, Annie Baker, Caryl Churchill, Inua Ellams
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

The National Theatre has today announced its new season (more...)

VIDEO: Post Malone Debuts His Song from SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2018

Last night, Post Malone was a guest on The Tonight Show. He chats with Jimmy about how Justin Bieber Ruined his first tattoo and gives a first listen to an unreleased song from the upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack. See the clip below! (more...)

BWW Review: MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Donmar Warehouse
by Marianka Swain - Oct 12, 2018

It's a #MeToo-era Measure for Measure over at the Donmar, with Josie Rourke conducting a fascinating experiment: abridging Shakespeare's problem play to just over an hour and running it twice, once in period, once in modern dress. And with the key roles of Isabella and Angelo swapped between Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden. (more...)

BWW Review: MEDUSA, Nuffield Southampton Theatres
by Jo Fisher - Oct 11, 2018

The ancient Greek gorgon, Medusa, has been reimagined and reincarnated as a feisty and foul-mouthed rock star in a new, creative production at Nuffield Southampton Theatres. (more...)

THE NICETIES Begins Previews Tomorrow At Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of The Niceties, written by Eleanor Burgess and directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced), begins performances tomorrow at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street). Opening night is set for Thursday, October 25. (more...)

BWW Recap: Three Kates, Two Suitors, One Mystery on THIS IS US
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 10, 2018

After last week's uncharacteristically plot-driven ¬ďThis is Us,¬Ē we're back with episode three--a return to a character-focused mecca of good feelings, happy tears, and good old fashioned family baggage. (more...)

$25,000 Kesselring Prize For Playwriting Awarded To James Ijames
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

The Kesselring Prize, the annual $25,000 award to a rising U.S. playwright, will be given this year to the James Ijames, it has been announced by The National Arts Club, which has bestowed this prestigious honor since 1980.  (more...)

Freeform Announces KICKOFF TO CHRISTMAS Month This November
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

As the Halloween season comes to a close, Freeform will continue to be the home for all holiday programming as the brand-new ¬ďKickoff To Christmas¬Ē programming event starts on NOV. 1. Adding a month full of holiday fun, the programming event will also include the premiere of the Freeform original film ¬ďThe Truth About Christmas,¬Ē from MarVista Entertainment, airing SUNDAY, NOV. 25 at 9:00-11:00 p.m. EST/PST. (more...)

GOOD GRIEF Begins Previews Tomorrow At Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

The New York premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu's GOOD GRIEF, directed by Awoye Timpo, will begin performances the Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) on Thursday, October 11.  Opening night is set for Tuesday, October 30th. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Broadway Premiere Of CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Full casting has been announced for Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, The Brother/Sister Plays) and directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Trip Cullman (Lobby Hero, Significant Other, Murder Ballad). (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...)

BWW Review: Reginald Rose's 12 ANGRY JURORS Staged In Mumbai
by Zofeen Maqsood - Aug 31, 2018

The play, based on a film was adapted from Reginald Rose's teleplay (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...)

BWW Previews: BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Maximteatern
by Isa Ponturo - Aug 20, 2018

Swedish news site SVT (Sveriges Television) visited the set and rehearsals of the Swedish production of Bridges of Madison County.  (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on an Episode of TAKE TWO on ABC - Thursday, September 6, 2018
by TV Scoop - Aug 20, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on an Episode of TAKE TWO, airing on ABC on Thursday, September 6, 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...)

The Tank Presents IN THE PENAL COLONY By Miranda Haymon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

The Tank will present the premiere of Miranda Haymon's IN THE PENAL COLONY September 4-16th, 2018 at THE TANK 312 West 36th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). (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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