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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.



AMERICAN MOOR Returns to Anacostia Playhouse for Four Weeks Only
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Shakespeare, race, and America - not necessarily in that order - are explored when AUDELCO, IRNE, and Elliot Norton Award-winning American Moor returns to the Anacostia Playhouse for a back-by-popular-demand four-week engagement, January 9 - February 3, 2019. (more...)

Final Two Weeks To See Manhattan Theatre Club's THE NAP on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Nap, written by Olivier Award nominee Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes; Rabbit Hole; Proof) is playing its final two weeks of performances. The play must close on Sunday, November 11th at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Stages A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

With tacky leg lamps, weird department store Santas, and Ruined turkey dinners - courtesy of the neighbor's dog - the holiday season commences at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre with "A Christmas Story - The Musical." This festive production is presented by M&M Stage Productions Fridays, Nov. 16 and 30 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Nov. 17, 24 and Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Nov. 18, 25 and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Presents PARADISE BLUE Beginngin November 21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents Paradise Blue by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Awoye Timpo, from November 21 through December 16, 2018. (more...)

Pittsburgh Public Theater Stages SWEAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Set in Reading, PA, Lynn Nottage's play tells the story of what happens to a group of friends when their union jobs are in jeopardy. (more...)

Dr. Sharrell D. Luckett To Discuss Black Acting Methods
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Celebrating the recent publication of Black Acting Methods: Critical Approaches (Routledge 2017),  Dr. Sharrell D. Luckett will host a conversation with fellow theatre teachers, researchers, and makers, Kashi Johnson and Jonathan Mathias Lassiter, concerning the decolonization of acting methods and pedagogies. While recent conversations tend to focus on norms of representation, this event seeks to explore the myriad eurocentric assumptions that are at play in the formative process of acting, and to present alternatives that stem from African legacies, sensibilities, and experiences. In addition to the public conversation, a closed session for interested actors will take place during the afternoon. Registration to the session is now closed. (more...)

MTC Will Hold 'Trans Visibility In The Theatre' Panel, Following Performance of THE NAP
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club will "Trans Visibility in the Theatre," a panel directly following the Sunday, November 4th matinee of The Nap. Come to an open discussion about increasing trans presence in the theatre, with panelists including Alexandra Billings (The Nap, "Transparent"), Kate Bornstein (Straight White Men, "I Am Cait"), Will Davis (India Pale Ale, Men On Boats), Alexa Fogel ("Pose" Casting Director), Bianca Leigh (The Nap, Transamerica), and Marquise Vilson (Charm). They will discuss how the arts industry can sustain and further the current push for greater trans presence and representation. (more...)

THE NICETIES Opens Tomorrow At MTC's The Studio
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

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Mosaic Theater Company Of DC Announces Four New Season Productions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces an update to our Season Four lineup. The world premiere production of Aaron Davidman's The Shooting Gallery, which was scheduled to run in repertory with the regional premiere of Native Son, has recently undergone exciting creative changes. No longer a solo performance piece, it has expanded to feature two additional actors alongside its author. Additional workshop and rehearsal time, in coordination with director Michael John Garces' busy schedule this spring, will push the production into a future Mosaic season. Mosaic will present a workshop reading of the revamped project on February 11 and 12, 2019.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jason Robert Brown, Ariana DeBose, Betsy Wolfe & More Hit the BROADWAY FIGHTS BACK Red Carpet!
by Monroe George - Oct 23, 2018

Just last night, the New York theatre community joined forces with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas survivors and activists from March For Our Lives to present a one-night only concert event: Broadway Fights Back with March For Our Lives. Stars from stage and screen came together with notable activists to perform protest anthems and songs of change from both musical theatre and popular genres. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For SWEAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for Lynette Linton's production of Sweat by Lynn Nottage. Casting includes Leanne Best, Patrick Gibson, Osy Ikhile, Wil Johnson, Stuart McQuarrie, Clare Perkins, Martha Plimpton, Sule Rimi and Sebastian Viveros. (more...)

American Dreams Undone Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winning SWEAT At Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

A group of close friends share everything: secrets, laughs, and drinks at the local watering hole in Reading, PA. But when layoffs begin at the factory where they work, friendships are shattered and loyalties are questioned in the fight for survival. This prize-winning play by Unicorn favorite Lynn Nottage (Ruined, By the Way Meet Vera Stark) explores the collapse of working class America and the impact on communities when Union workers are locked out and racial tensions run high. (more...)

Photo Flash: NATURAL SHOCKS Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

The world premiere of Natural Shocks starring Tony Nominee Pascale Armand (Eclipsed, The Trip to Bountiful) celebrated opening night last night, check out the photos below! (more...)

MACBETH: COME LIKE SHADOWS Is a Wild, Wonderful Immersion
by Tanya Seale - Nov 9, 2018

You only have two more chances to see Rebel and Misfits' Macbeth: Come Like Shadows, directed by Sean Patrick Higgins and Kelly Hummert, and even in a city of generous theatre offerings, you will probably not have the opportunity to see anything else quite like this. Not anytime soon anyway. Cancel your weekend plans and click over now to buy your tickets. Seriously. I'll wait. (more...)

BWW Review: FARRAGUT NORTH at The Vortex Theatre
by Beth Leitman - Nov 5, 2018

BWW Review of Farragut North at The Vortex Theatre (more...)

Royal Derngate Announce Cast And Creative Team For OUR LADY OF KIBEHO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

Royal & Derngate Northampton have confirmed the cast and creative team for its UK premiere production of Katori Hall's Our Lady of Kibeho, which takes to its Royal stage in January. Directed by the venue's Artistic Director James Dacre (who directed Hall's 2010 Olivier Award winning production of The Mountaintop) and designed by 2018 Tony award nominee Jonathan Fensom, with original music by Orlando Gough, choreography by Diane Alison Mitchell, photography by Pulitzer Prize-winning war photographer Paul Watson and aerial direction by Vicki Amedume. The ensemble cast is led by Gabrielle Brooks, Michelle Asante and Ery Nzaramba. This UK premiere production promises to be an epic event, with its large professional cast complemented by the Royal & Derngate Community Ensemble and members of the theatre's Young Company. (more...)

Louise Distras Releases New Single 'Poor Man'
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

Firebrand singer Louise Distras has released her new single, 'Poor Man', the second track to be taken from her upcoming EP, Street Revolution, out January 11th. (more...)

WHO NEEDS SNEEDS? Kicks Off The Holidays At Lakewood Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Lakewood Theatre Company will present in December 2018 an all-new version of their annual Holiday Magic Breakfast Theatre production with the presentation of The Peppermint Bear Show 2018: Who Needs Sneeds? (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2019 Season; IN THE HEIGHTS, MLIMA'S TALE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse announces its upcoming 2019 season, featuring five productions, playing April 23 through November 23, under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos.  The Connecticut professional theater's lineup includes two musicals, two dramas, and a comedy.  2019 season tickets are now on sale.  Single tickets for 2019 productions will go on sale in March. (more...)

VIDEO: Patty Jenkins Releases the Trailer for I AM THE NIGHT Starring Chris Pine
by Stage Tube - Nov 27, 2018

Director Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman,  Monster) has released a new trailer on Twitter for TNT's highly anticipated limited suspense drama, I Am the Night, starring Chris Pine (Wonder Woman,  Star Trek). I Am the Night premieres Monday, January 28, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) . (more...)

Yoshio Inoue Talks Upcoming Role in THE GREAT COMET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2018

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 will come to Tokyo this year! The show's star, Yoshio Inoue, opened up to The Japan News about what the production has in store, and his feelings on the character of Pierre. (more...)

Rob Tanchum Releases Comedic Rap Album DISTURBED, DEPRESSED, INADEQUATE
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

New York-based rapper and comedian Rob Tanchum's full-length album Disturbed, Depressed, Inadequate is now available both digitally on Soundcloud, iTunes, Spotify, TIDAL, etc. and on cassette tape by SBI Press' 'Tape of the Month' club, which contains 35 minutes of bonus material including outtakes and a 10 minute improv scene. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Pascale Armand Starring in NATURAL SHOCKS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Get a first look below at the world premiere of Natural Shocks starring Tony Nominee Pascale Armand (Eclipsed, The Trip to Bountiful). (more...)

LPTW To Present Oral History With Playwright Lynn Nottage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present its first Oral History Project of 2019 with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage on Monday, February 4 starting at 6pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winner SWEAT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly presents the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner and Tony nominee for Best Play: SWEAT, penned by one of today's foremost playwrights, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage. Directed by Nicole A. Watson, this poignant new drama humanizes the U.S. labor crisis and its impact on Reading, Pennsylvania. SWEAT previews February 6 and 7, opens February 8 and runs through April 13 in rotating repertory in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama SWEAT Arrives At The Citadel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

The Citadel Theatre will usher in the second half of its 2018/19 Season with Sweat, a gritty, relevant drama about the working class anger that helped take Donald Trump to the White House. The play is set in the factory town of Reading, Pennsylvania. For a group of life-long friends, a night at the local bar is one way to relieve the stress of a hard day on the factory lines in one of America's poorest cities. When tensions rise at work and picket lines are formed, friendships are tested in a struggle to survive. (more...)

BWW Review: SINATRA: RAW, The Crazy Coqs
by Charlotte Downes - Jan 5, 2019

The Purple Room, Palm Springs, 1971. The Crazy Coqs is transformed as Sinatra: Raw takes up residency, following its success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Presented by James Seabright, and starring Richard Shelton, the show simulates Sinatra's final intimate performance in the room where the Rat Pack was born. It is bitter sweet, as the disillusioned Frank relives the low points of his life, still seething from rejections nearly thirty years old, but his tales of woe are punctuated with the songs we know, and love and we see the character take refuge in the music and come alive. (more...)

TNT's I AM THE NIGHT to Premiere January 28
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

Director Patty Jenkins' ( Wonder Woman,  Monster) highly anticipated limited suspense drama, I Am the Night, starring Chris Pine (Wonder Woman,  Star Trek). I Am the Night premieres  Monday, January 28, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT . (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE GREAT COMET in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 will come to Tokyo this year! Check out a first look at production footage in the video below! (more...)

THE AMISH PROJECT Comes to Vancouver In February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

The Amish Project is a fictional exploration of the tragic events of the Nickel Mines shooting, when the local milkman walked into an Amish schoolhouse and shot all the girls and then himself. The Amish responded to this crime by forgiving the gunman and embracing his family as fellow victims.  (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Stages Tori Sampson's IF PRETTY HURTS...
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere of If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka, written by Tori Sampson, directed by Leah C. Gardiner, and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, February 15-March 31, 2019 in the Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons (more...)

Additional Rotating Cast Announced For Barrow Street Theatricals' NASSIM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Barrow Street Theatricals announced today the rotating cast of guest actors through the end of January for the American premiere of the Nassim Soleimanpour and Bush Theatre production of NASSIM by celebrated Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (White Rabbit Red Rabbit), featuring direction by Omar Elerian. Joining the production will be: (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At THE GREAT COMET in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 will come to Tokyo this year! Check out a first look at production footage in the photos below! (more...)

TNT'S I AM THE NIGHT to Present Live Episode of MY FAVORITE MURDER Podcast
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

TNT announced today that its thrilling new true crime series I Am the Night is teaming up with the hit podcast My Favorite Murder to bring an exclusive live episode hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark on January 15th at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. This unique partnership marks a first for the My Favorite Murder team, as the podcast has never partnered with a television network in support of an upcoming drama series. (more...)

SWEAT Extends At The Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

The Donmar Warehouse today announces the extension, due to exceptional demand, for Lynette Linton's acclaimed production of Sweat by Lynn Nottage. The production will now be booking for performances until Saturday 2 February 2019. (more...)

TNT's I Am The Night Presents MY FAVORITE MURDER Live On January 15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

TNT announced today that its thrilling new true crime series I Am the Night is teaming up with the hit podcast My Favorite Murder to bring an exclusive live episode hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark on January 15th at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. This unique partnership marks a first for the My Favorite Murder team, as the podcast has never partnered with a television network in support of an upcoming drama series. (more...)

Industry Editor Exclusive: Women Playwrights Make Inroads, But Broadway Still Eludes
by Cara Joy David - Jan 1, 2019

We have a lot of new plays on Broadway this season. Thirteen are currently set. There are also seven play revivals. Two of the new plays were written by women--both produced by non-profits and both already closed. Not one revival is of a play written by a woman. (more...)

Sam Fender Wins Brit Awards 2019 Critics' Choice Award, Debut EP DEAD BOYS EP Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

The BRIT Awards 2019 with Mastercard have announced that Sam Fender is the winner of their 2019 Critics' Choice Award. Past winners include Adele, Florence + The Machine, and Sam Smith. Sam was nominated alongside Lewis Capaldi and Mahalia. (more...)

Twilight Fields Presents DEMAGOGUE Off New 'Song from The Age of Ruin' LP
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

Canada's Twilight Fields, the solo moniker of singer-songwriter Allister Thompson, has announced his new album 'Songs from the Age of Ruin', slated for release in early 2019. Ahead of this, he presents the first rather politically-charged single 'Demagogue', an expression of anti-populist sentiment. (more...)

Casting Announced For TIME IS LOVE/TIEMPO ES AMOR at the Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

Writer and Director Che Walker returns to the Finborough Theatre to direct the European premiere of his own play Time Is Love/Tiempo es Amor, opening at the Finborough Theatre for a four-week limited season on Tuesday, 1 January 2019 (Press Nights: Thursday, 3 January and Friday, 4 January 2019 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Dove Cameron Shares Reason For Absence From CLUELESS, and Responds to Backlash
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 31, 2018

Dove Cameron took to Instagram last night to share the reason she has been missing performances in Clueless, the sold-out off-Broadway musical in which she is starring. (more...)

TNT and Cadence13 Announce ROOT OF EVIL
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

TNT and Cadence13, a leading podcast media company, today announced a ground-breaking eight-part podcast documentary series, Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia, a companion to TNT's six-episode suspense drama I Am the Night. The podcast series will premiere Wednesday, February 13 and joins Turner Podcast Network's portfolio of podcasts available on Apple Podcasts and many other podcast platforms. I Am the Night, from director Patty Jenkins and writer Sam Sheridan, starring Chris Pine, is slated to premiere on Monday, January 28, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SWEAT at Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

The Donmar Warehouse presents Lynette Linton's production of Sweat by Lynn Nottage. Casting includes Leanne Best, Patrick Gibson, Osy Ikhile, Wil Johnson, Stuart McQuarrie, Clare Perkins, Martha Plimpton, Sule Rimi and Sebastian Viveros. (more...)

IN THE WORKS Comes to The Duplex Cabaret Theatre This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Honeck-Moss Productions is proud to present "In The Works."  Now in it's 3rd Hit Season, this exciting series was conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment.  It is also an opportunity to create community among the composers and their performers. (more...)

Austrian Stage Presents The American Premiere of CANNED MEAT 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Austrian Stage presented the US and English-language premiere of Canned Meat, a staged reading of this funny, touching Austrian drama.  The performance featured Tony Award Nominee Xanthe Elbrick, alongside Teresa Avia Lim, William DeMeritt and Vince Nappo.  (more...)

Cast Announced for STC's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019. (more...)

New Light Theater Project Presents World Premiere of THE AMERICAN TRADITION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

New Light Theater Project is thrilled to present the world premiere of THE AMERICAN TRADITION written by Ray Yamanouchi and directed by Axel Avin, Jr. THE AMERICAN TRADITION begins performances on Friday, January 25 for a limited engagement through Saturday, February 16.  (more...)

Brec Bassinger Cast in 47 METERS DOWN - UNCAGED
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Brec Bassinger has been cast in '47 Meters Down — Uncaged' according to Deadline. (more...)

Sistine Stallone, Corinne Foxx Make Film Debuts in 47 METERS DOWN Sequel
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Corinne Foxx, Sistine Stallone, the daughters of Jamie Foxx and Sylvester Stallone, respectively, will be making their film debuts in 47 Meters Down — Uncaged. The sequel to box office breakout 47 Meters Down, will star John Corbett (Sex In The City), Nia Long (Empire), Sophie Nelisse (The Book Thief), Foxx, Stallone, Brianne Tju (Scream TV series), Davi Santos (Polaroid) and Khylin Rhambo (Teen Wolf), according to Deadline. (more...)

BWW Review: SCERA's THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER: THE MUSICAL is a Feel-Good Utah Premiere
by Tyler Hinton - Dec 1, 2018

The Utah premiere of THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER: THE MUSICAL, presented by the SCERA Center for the Arts, is a great family night out for the holidays.  (more...)

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