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Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I (New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street

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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 “ruined” 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.



Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Vineyard Theatre's THE AMATEURS
by Walter McBride - Jan 9, 2018

Vineyard Theatre's world premiere production of THE AMATEURS by Jordan Harrison(2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for MARJORIE PRIME) directed by Oliver Butler (THE OPEN HOUSE, Obie Award for Direction), begins performances Thursday, February 8 with opening night set for Tuesday, February 27. (more...)

Target Margin Theater Announces 2018 Company Artists And Programs In Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Following the opening of the Company's first permanent home, Target Margin Theater has announced that 13 diverse artists, via three distinct programs, will be supported in 2018. The Company's new home, located in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn, enables Target Margin Theater to deepen their support of the next generation of theater makers through its annual incubator LAB festival, it's five-year-old fellowship program, and its new artist-in-residency program. (more...)

Virgina Stage Company presents Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Virginia Stage Company opens the new year with Jane Austen's most popular literary novel, Pride and Prejudice. Directed by Virginia Stage Company Producing Artistic Director, Tom Quaintance, Pride and Prejudice will sweep you away with its witty, fast-paced exploration of expectations that has become the template for modern romance. Fans of the novel will be thrilled with this faithful adaptation of the story. (more...)

ABC Announces Midseason Premiere Date for SCANDAL Series Finale & More
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

The ABC Television Network has announced midseason premiere dates for the new dramas The Crossing, Deception, For The People and the Grey's Anatomy spinoff, as well as new comedies Alex, Inc. and Splitting Up Together. Additionally, American Idol will air Sundays and Mondays, beginning March 11. Dates have also been set for the premiere of Dancing with the Stars All-Athletes Edition and the return of Quantico. (more...)

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Directed And Choreographed By Andr De Shields Comes to NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

When NJPAC and Crossroads Theatre Company needed a director for their upcoming co-production of Ain't Misbehavin', they landed an artist who says the show is part of his 'performing DNA.' (more...)

Tickets to THE AMATEURS are on Sale Now, SPONGEBOB's David Zinn Leads Design Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Tickets for Vineyard Theatre's world premiere production of THE AMATEURS by Jordan Harrison (2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for MARJORIE PRIME) directed by Oliver Butler (THE OPEN HOUSE, Obie Award for Direction) are currently available for purchase online at www.vineyardtheatre.org or by calling the box office at 212-353-0303. (more...)

A New Life: NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 to Soar to Tokyo!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Forbes is reporting that the first international production of Broadway's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812  is set to open next January at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

Considered one of the most powerful American plays of the 20th century, LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT is currently playing a strictly limited 10 week West End season at Wyndham's Theatre before transferring to Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Harvey Theater and the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in Los Angeles. (more...)

Hal's Greatest Hits! PRINCE OF BROADWAY Original Broadway Cast Recording to Be Released 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

Ghostlight Records celebrates Hal Prince's historic 90th Birthday today with the announcement that the label will release PRINCE OF BROADWAY Original Broadway Cast Recording in physical, digital and streaming formats on Friday, April 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With Director/Choreographer Andre De Shields And The Cast Of Crossroads Theatre Company's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

NJPAC and Crossroads Theatre Company are co-presenting an encore production of Ain't Misbehavin', in NJPAC's Victoria Theatre from Thursday, February 1 to Sunday, February 4. (more...)

BWW Interview: Marshall Jones III and AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at NJPAC 2/1 to 2/4
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 27, 2018

From February 1 to February 6, NJPAC and Crossroads Theatre Company will present an encore production of Ain't Misbehavin' directed by Andre De Shields. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Marshall Jones III, the Producing Artistic Director of Crossroads Theatre Company about 'Crossroads on the Road' and the upcoming production of Ain't Misbehavin'. (more...)

LAPALUX Announces US Tour; 'Ruinism' & 'The End of Industry' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Following the release of his third full-length album Ruinism in June 2017, the follow-up The End Of Industry EP just four months later, and an expansive European tour, Stuart Howard, aka British experimental electronic producer Lapalux today announces a rare North American Tour (more...)

MTC Announces Lineup for Ted Snowdon Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) is pleased to announce the lineup for this spring'sTed Snowdon Reading Series. (more...)

Breaking: MTC Will Bring THE NAP, CHOIR BOY & More to Broadway in 2018-19 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced the first two Broadway productions slated for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2018-2019 season at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS Receives the 2018 Laurents/Hatcher Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

The Trustees of The Laurents / Hatcher Foundation, Inc. are pleased to announce that SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS by Donja R. Love is the recipient of the Laurents / Hatcher Foundation Award. Mr. Love will receive $50,000, and Manhattan Theatre Club, who will present the world premiere in June 2018, will receive $100,000 towards the production. (more...)


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Catch Manhattan Theatre Club's THE CHILDREN in its Final Two Weeks on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children begins the final two weeks of its run at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The production will play its final performance Sunday, February 4. (more...)

Plano Children's Theatre presents THE LION KING JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

North Texas Performing Arts proudly presents Disney's The Lion King, Jr., February 1-10th at Plano's Courtyard Theatre and at North Texas Performing Arts in their new home at The Shops of Willow Bend. The performance will be in the Rodenbaugh Main Stage Theatre. Featuring a cast of actors, ages 7-15, the production is directed by Plano Children's Theatre alum, Christian Black. Choreography is by Lonnie Hightower, who performed in The Lion King on Broadway who originated the role of one of the hyenas in Disney's The Lion King on Broadway. (more...)

Panel Announced for MARVEL'S CLOAK & DAGGER Freeform Summit
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

Freeform, Disney's young adult television network, announced today the latest additions to the Freeform Summit, a first-time event for the network, featuring a series of panel discussions addressing activism, social change, representation in television and various other important issues defining modern youth culture today. (more...)

Freeform Announces MARVEL'S CLOAK & DAGGER Panel For First Ever Freeform Summit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

Freeform Announces MARVEL'S CLOAK & DAGGER Panel For First Ever Freeform Summit (more...)

Raven Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Raven Theatre is pleased to announce its 2018-19 Season, kicking off this fall with the sharp and boisterous play CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat, Ruined). Tyrone Phillips directs this drama about family, faith and revolution. (more...)

Victory Gardens Names 2018 Next Generation Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater announces Jess McLeod and Aaron Todd Douglas as the 2018 Next Generation Fellows. Beginning in February 2018, the Next Generation Fellowship will provide comprehensive mentorship, requisite training, and experience for these future leaders of color, preparing them to helm arts institutions or departments on the national and local level. The program is made possible by a generous grant from The Field Foundation of Illinois. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pacific Theatre presents a Dark Glass Theatre production RUINED by Lynn Nottage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

What is justified when survival is on the line?_ In a small town in the Democratic Republic of Congo, there is a bar called Mama Nadi's. As a vicious civil war drags on, young women find their way to Mama's, and to safety of a kind. Nadi both protects and profits off the bodies of women who have become casualties of violence, ensuring survival by catering to both sides of the conflict but how long can she keep the war outside her walls? (more...)

Further Performances and Casting Announced For MACBETH At The National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

Additional performances for Rufus Norris' production of Macbeth will go on sale on to the public on 26 January. The production will now play until 23 June, with all performances currently on sale sold out. (more...)

Freeform Announces Panels for First-Ever 'Freeform Summit'
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Freeform, Disney's young adult television network, announced today the initial panel lineup for the network's first-ever Freeform Summit; a network-wide event that will feature a series of panel discussions addressing activism, social change, representation in television and various other important cultural issues defining modern youth culture today. (more...)

Public Theater Announces Casting for Lynn Nottage's MLIMA'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the world premiere of MLIMA'S TALE, written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. Directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney, MLIMA'S TALE continues The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. MLIMA'S TALE begins performances on Tuesday, March 27 and runs through Sunday, May 20 in The Public's Martinson Hall, with an official press opening on Sunday, April 15. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In on West End's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by Review Roundups - Feb 7, 2018

Considered one of the most powerful American plays of the 20th century, LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT is currently playing a strictly limited 10 week West End season at Wyndham's Theatre from 27 January to 7 April before transferring to Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Harvey Theater (8-27 May) and the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in Los Angeles (8 June - 1 July). (more...)

BWW Review: AINT MISBEHAVIN Presented by NJPAC and Crossroads on the Road-A Dazzling Musical Review
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 7, 2018

This past weekend, theatergoers had the exciting opportunity to attend 'Ain't Misbehavin' The Fats Waller Musical' directed by Andre De Shields at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). The dazzling show was performed in NJPAC's Victoria Theater from Thursday, February 1st through Sunday February 4th with sold-out performances. (more...)

The Roustabouts present A JEWISH JOKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

???????Winner at the United Solo Fest in New York City & touring the US, The Roustabouts Theatre Co. presents A JEWISH JOKE starring Phil Johnson at the MOXIE Theatre from March 14 through April 8, 2018. Written by Phil Johnson and Marni Freedman and directed by David Ellenstein. (more...)

New Emancipation Theater Company Offers World Premiere Play HONORABLE DISORDER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

???????Emancipation Theater Company is exciting to announce their inaugural production. Honorable Disorder will be April 6 through April 29 with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 6:00 PM. Performances will be at the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Studio located at 119 Park Avenue West, Denver CO 80205. Tickets are $25 in advance online at www.EmancipationTheater.com. (more...)

MTC's IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of the American Repertory Theater production of In The Body of The World, written and performed by Tony Award winner Eve Enslerand directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, opens tonight at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Performances began on Tuesday, January 16. (more...)

Check Out Quotables from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 1/29-2/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Check Out Quotables from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 1/29-2/4 (more...)

National Theatre Live Adds Two Shakespearean Classics, JULIUS CAESAR And MACBETH To Slate Of U.S. Cinema Offerings This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Fathom Events, BY Experience and National Theatre Live have a full line-up of top London stage productions set for U.S. cinema audiences in early 2018. Newly added titles include director Nicholas Hytner's Bridge Theatre production of 'Julius Caesar' (March 22) and Rory Kinnear's return to the National Theatre stage as the title role in 'Macbeth' (May 17). These two titles are in addition to Tennessee Williams' 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' (February 22), captured live from London's West End, and the fastest-selling show in London theatre history -- and most-watched NT Live broadcast -- 'Hamlet' (March 8). (more...)

Photo Flash: Andre De Shields, Murray Horwitz And More Celebrate Crossroads Theatre Company's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Opening Night At NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2018

Last night, NJPAC and Crossroads Theatre Company celebrated the opening night performance of their encore production of Ain't Misbehavin', starring Johmaalya Adelekan as Armelia (Ragtime), Zurin Villanueva as Charlaine (Mean Girls and Shuffle Along), Rheaume Crenshaw as Nell (Groundhog Day), David Samuel as Ken (Ruined, Arena Stage), Borris York as Andre (Holiday Inn; Love Never Dies, U.S. tour), with musical direction from David Alan Bunn, in NJPAC's Victoria Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rheaume Crenshaw, Johmaalya Adelekan, David Samuel, Zurin Villanueva and Borris York In Crossroads Theatre's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' At NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2018

NJPAC and Crossroads Theatre Company are co-presenting a limited encore production of Ain't Misbehavin', starring Johmaalya Adelekan as Armelia (Ragtime), Zurin Villanueva as Charlaine (Mean Girls and Shuffle Along), Rheaume Crenshaw as Nell (Groundhog Day), David Samuel as Ken (Ruined, Arena Stage), Borris York as Andre (Holiday Inn; Love Never Dies, U.S. tour), with musical direction from David Alan Bunn, in NJPAC's Victoria Theatre through February 4. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dark Glass Theatre's RUINED by Lynn Nottage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

What is justified when survival is on the line? In a small town in the Democratic Republic of Congo, there is a bar called Mama Nadi's. As a vicious civil war drags on, young women find their way to Mama's, and to safety - of a kind. Nadi both protects and profits off the bodies of women who have become casualties of violence, ensuring survival by catering to both sides of the conflictÂ… but how long can she keep the war outside her walls? (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents the U.S. Premiere of PRURIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Following a sold-out run at the Southbank Centre in London, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents the U.S. Premiere of Prurience, an experiential entertainment about pornography, written and directed by Christopher Green and co-directed by Holly Race Roughan (People, Places & Things), from March 20-31, 2018. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting for THE WAY OF THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for James Macdonald's new revival of William Congreve's Restoration comedy masterpiece The Way of The World. Haydn Gwynne will be playing the role of Lady Wishfort, replacing Linda Bassett who has sadly had to withdraw from the production before the start of rehearsals for personal reasons. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: MAMMA MIA! Returns To The Sydney Stage In A New Interpretation Of The Feel Good Musical
by Jade Kops - Feb 17, 2018

Australian Director Gary Young has reinterpreted MAMMA MIA! for Australian audiences, delivering a fresh new take on the work, 19 years after it debuted on the West End. (more...)

REVIEW: No Masking a Senseless LOVE NEVER DIES
by Misha Davenport - Feb 16, 2018

Dark, brooding and weird, the show collapses under the weight of plausibility. (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro announced today the addition of Celeste M. Cooper and Cliff Chamberlain to the world-renowned Steppenwolf ensemble. Cooper, an in-demand Chicago-based actor, recently performed in Steppenwolf's production of BLKS and Chamberlain, a regular on the Steppenwolf stage, was recently featured in The Minutes by ensemble member Tracy Letts. (more...)

UW Drama presents SHAKESPEARE, OUR CONTEMPORARY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

???????The second installment of the new series, State of the Theatre: Seattle Artists in Conversation will feature some of Seattle's most accomplished interpreters of Shakespeare in conversation with longtime Seattle Times theatre critic, lecturer, and author Misha Berson. (more...)

BWW BLOG: VALENTINE'S DAY: Dead or Alive?
by Jessica Vanek - Feb 14, 2018

BWW BLOG: VALENTINE'S DAY: Dead or Alive? (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Rachel Bloom and Adam Schlesinger of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Bring Brazen Hilarity to The Appel Room
by Melanie Votaw - Feb 13, 2018

Rachel Bloom has no shame, and we're all better for it. Performing original music at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room on Feb. 11, 2018, along with co-writer Adam Schlesinger, Bloom arrived on stage with guns blazing. (more...)

Justin Huertas Joins Band For 12 OPHELIAS Opening Friday at UW Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

???????What if, instead of drowning, Shakespeare's Ophelia had splashed through the brook water and found a parallel universe on the other side? (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 10, 2018
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Bearthoven Gives Four NY Premieres By Wollschleger, Washington, Wolfe, & Roberts At Roulette
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

On Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 8pm at Roulette in Brooklyn, Bearthoven (Karl Larson, piano; Pat Swoboda, bass; and Matt Evans, percussion) performs the New York premieres of four new, diverse works, written specifically for their 2017-2018 season. The program features Shelley Washington's Silk (2017), Kristina Wolfe's Near Sky (2017), Adam Roberts' Happy/Angry Music (2017), and Scott Wollschleger's American Dream (2017). These works received their world premieres in September at the Short North Stage in Columbus, OH. (more...)

CSO To Perform Mendelssohn's SCOTTISH Copland, and Beethoven
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

In this program led by guest conductor Jayce Ogren, the rustic romanticism of Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 ("Scottish") and the coarseness of youthful Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 are juxtaposed with a virtuosic concerto written by Aaron Copland for the legendary jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman. Copland's Clarinet Concerto will showcase the talents of CSO Principal Clarinetist David Thomas. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for MACBETH at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

The Ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare's most intense and terrifying tragedy is directed by Rufus Norris 25 years after his last Shakespeare production. (more...)

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