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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.



Chester Theatre Company to present SKELETON CREW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew in the historic Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from July 13 - 23, 2017. The production is directed by Awoye Timpo, making her CTC directorial debut. In this 'deeply moral and deeply American play' (The New York Times), Reggie has worked his way up to supervisor at a faltering auto factory. Now he has to decide whether he owes his loyalty to himself, to his bosses, or to long-time family friend Faye and the younger workers on the line, Dez and Shanita. In the spirit of August Wilson's Pittsburgh Cycle, this third play from Morisseau's Detroit Trilogy explores the hard choices facing Americans barely squeezing by. It was named by the New York Times as 'one of six plays that reckon with an anxious America.' (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Enters Final Week at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) acclaimed staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family, will close as scheduled next week, on July 16. Just 15 New York performances remain of the production. (more...)

Cast Announced for Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents Intimate Apparel, written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and directed by long-time company member Daniela Varon. This winner of the 2004 Steinberg New Play Award, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award runs in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre from July 20 through August 13, 2017. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Today for PRINCE OF BROADWAY, Performance Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Rehearsals begin today for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. This limited engagement is produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer), by special arrangement with Gorgeous Entertainment. (more...)

Theatre503 Launches New Season Including Award Winning IN EVENT OF MOONE DISASTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Autumn 2017 explores the EPIC at Theatre503; new writing on a larger scale with big casts, big stories and big adventures. Go big, or go home! (more...)

Photo Flash: Kelly McCreary & More In INTIMATE APPAREL At Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Bay Street Theater is pleased to present INTIMATE APPAREL (July 4 - July 30) by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony nominee Lynn Nottage and directed by Bay Street Theater Artistic Director Scott Schwartz. Kelly McCreary, currently one of the stars of Grey's Anatomy on ABC, stars as Esther Mills. (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Tomorrow at Huntington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Single tickets to the Huntington Theatre Company's 2017-2018 season will go on sale to the general public at midnight on Tuesday, August 1. (more...)

DAN CODY'S YACHT to Make World Premiere at MTC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club has just announced it will produce the world premiere of Dan Cody's Yacht, a new play written by Anthony Giardina and directed by Doug Hughes, as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. Dan Cody's Yacht will begin previews May 15, 2018 ahead of a June 6, 2018 opening night at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Echo Theatre Announces 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2017

Echo Theatre's 20th Anniversary is about to begin and they are elated to announce the season for this milestone event. (more...)

THE CHESS PLAYER Reimagines Classic Tale at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

A battle rages inside prisoner's mind as he struggles against insanity while held in solitary confinement in a Nazi jail. After stealing a book of chess matches, he divides his conscious self into two feuding chess masters. (more...)

BWW Review: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - Jul 27, 2017

Defiantly rejecting the standard jukebox model, Conor McPherson's much-anticipated new work mining the back catalogue of Bob Dylan is labelled 'a play with songs' - or perhaps that should be a play and songs, with two distinct forms of storytelling weaving around one another, reflecting, deepening, revealing, in exquisitely soulful harmony. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Rock Pittsburgh CLO for the First Time This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO presents the rock 'n roll hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET for the first time, August 8 - 13 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa Join Jason Alexander in John Patrick Shanley's THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce additional casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, appearing as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES Musical, Starring Uzo Aduba, Begins Workshop Run Tonight at Powerhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film's 33rd Powerhouse Season celebrates the opening of its highly anticipated musical workshop production of The Secret Life of Bees tonight, July 27, at 8 p.m. at the Vogelstein Center for Drama & Film, with performances continuing on Friday, July 28, Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30. This is the final weekend of the season. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center Announces MC-10 PLAYWRIGHTS ENSEMBLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center (GTC) and Artistic Director Jacob Harvey are pleased to announce the formation of the new MC-10 Playwrights Ensemble, a collection of ten of the country's most sought-after established and mid-career Chicago playwrights and theatre-makers. The ensemble will be in residence at the Greenhouse Theater Center and will create new works for its stages. Beginning with the 2018-19 season, the Greenhouse will present one play per season by MC-10 member playwrights, eventually expanding to two MC-10 productions per season. These world and regional premieres aim to expand the scope, diversity and visibility of work happening at the Greenhouse and underscore the institution's commitment to creating new vital works for the American theatrical canon. (more...)

What About Oak? GREAT COMET Producer Explains Okieriete Onaodowan's Exit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

So what happened to Oak? Producer Howard Kagan explains: 'This continues our show's remarkable history of having great actors and singers see the show as audience members, only to tell us they are inspired to join the cast! Whenever possible we will accommodate them as we did here with Mandy and his Homeland TV schedule. Oak, who was scheduled to appear as Pierre for this period graciously agreed to make room for Mandy, and we sincerely hope that Oak will return to us in the fall or winter. He is a terrific Pierre.' (more...)

Mandy Patinkin to Return to Broadway as 'Pierre' in THE GREAT COMET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Tony and Emmy Award winner Mandy Patinkin will make his long-awaited return to Broadway in NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, starring as 'Pierre' from August 15 - September 3 only. (more...)

Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville to Star in West End Transfer of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Following its sold out run as part of Bristol Old Vic's 250th Anniversary season, Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville will reprise their roles in Richard Eyre's acclaimed production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night. (more...)

Pre-Sale: Book Now For Jeremy Irons In LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Following its sold-out run at the Bristol Old Vic, Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville reprise their roles in Richard Eyre's acclaimed production of Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, Long Day's Journey Into Night, at Wyndham's Theatre in London's West End. Our pre-sale is now open - book tickets here! (more...)

Tony Winner Duncan Sheik Talks New Score for Upcoming Musical SECRET LIFE OF BEES
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

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EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Margarita Dreams
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 24, 2017

BWW speaks to writer Richard Sparks about bringing Margarita Dreams to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ORIGINALIST at Arena Stage ¬Ė Back by Popular Demand and Thank Goodness
by Charles Shubow - Jul 21, 2017

How else can one describe actor Edward Gero's incredible performance as the late Supreme Court Justice Antonia Scalia other than a 'tour de force' in the acclaimed play by John Strand and directed perfectly by Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jade Wheeler
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 20, 2017

Today's subject Jade Wheeler is currently living her theater life onstage at Arena Stage in the return engagement of The Originalist as Justice Antonin Scalia's clerk Cat. The show has been extended and now runs through August 6th. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Phil Ellis
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 19, 2017

BWW speaks to Phil Ellis about the shows he is bringing to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Bay Street Theater's 26th Annual Summer Gala Was A Success
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts held the 26th Annual Summer Gala in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 15, 2017. The event benefits Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening included special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CRUCIBLE at Barn Players
by Alan Portner - Jul 16, 2017

Crucible reminds us of the good old bad old days of church extremism and Congressional blacklists along with a warning for today. (more...)

South Camden Theatre Company Announces 2018 Season Celebrating Women Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

South Camden Theatre Company's Artistic Director Raymond Croce, Sr. has announced his first, full season since being named as Interim Artistic Director in June, 2016. His plans call for four productions during the new 2018 season all celebrating women playwrights. (more...)

BWW Review: Make Room For A BENCH IN THE SUN ~ It Radiates With Humor and Insight
by Herbert Paine - Jul 14, 2017

An entirely delightful gem of a production of Ron Clark's A BENCH IN THE SUN has opened at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre, and the chemistry between its two leads is a sight to behold. Lee Cooley (revealing an impeccable sense of comic timing and caricature) and Jim Coates (an ideal foil to his benchmate's bon mots and taunts) are polar opposites, Harold and Burt, residents of Valley View Gardens, joined at their arthritic hips by the bonds of time ~ past, present, and the inevitable future. Donna Kaufman adds spice to the mix as a still starry-eyed veteran of filmdom who catches the boys' eyes. (more...)

Photo Flash: INTIMATE APPAREL, Starring Kelly McCreary, Celebrates Opening Night at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Bay Street Theater presents INTIMATE APPAREL now through July 30. The show opened to an exuberant full standing ovation on July 8, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

BWW Review: INTIMATE APPAREL by Lynn Nottage at Bay Street Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 12, 2017

Intimate Apparel by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage is the second offering in Bay Street Theatre's spectacular 26th season. Excellently directed by Bay Street's Artistic Director Scott Schwartz, the show runs through July 30th at the charming Long Island venue. And I have to say that this is certainly one for the books. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Daveed Diggs, Javier Munoz, Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Lena Dunham and More to Take Part in Danny Boyle's THE CHILDREN'S MONOLOGUES at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The African-based creative arts charity Dramatic Need today announced that it will collaborate with Carnegie Hall to present the U.S. premiere of The Children's Monologues in a one-night-only benefit performance on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Okieriete 'Oak' Onaodowan Takes First Bows in THE GREAT COMET!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 12, 2017

Okieriete 'Oak' Onaodowan, best known for originating the roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in Hamilton, has officially joined the cast of the new Broadway musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 as 'Pierre' beginning last night, July 11th, 2017. (more...)

Greg Pierce's CARDINAL to Open Winter 2018 at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that the world premiere of GREG PIERCE's play, CARDINAL, directed by KATE WHORISKEY, has been added to the 2017-18 season. The production will open in Winter 2018 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

BWW Review: Rutanya Alda's MOMMIE DEAREST DIARY a Delicious and Honest Behind the Scenes Look at the 1981 Film
by Don Grigware - Jul 11, 2017

Remember the 1981 film of Christina Crawford's book Mommie Dearest? Do you remember the actress who played Crawford's invaluable and devoted assistant Carol Ann? It was Rutanya Alda, and she's written a day by day diary of the filming of this cult classic. How delicious! All the gossipy dirt about Faye Dunaway and everyone else connected to the movie like Diana Scarwid, Mara Hobel, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva and director Frank Perry. Alda is honest and tells it like it was. If Dunaway was pleasant, she says so; if she was in a bitchy mood, she paints that as well. (more...)

Okieriete 'Oak' Onaodowan Will Make His GREAT COMET Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Okieriete 'Oak' Onaodowan, best known for originating the roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in Hamilton, will officially join the cast of the new Broadway musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 as 'Pierre' beginning tonight, July 11th, 2017. (more...)

American Theater Company to Workshop 12 New Projects This Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

American Theater Company's (ATC) Chicago Open Residency Experiment (CORE) program, a series of week-long residencies for artists of all disciplines, continues its second year with 25 artists workshopping 12 new projects throughout Season 33. (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club to Honor Hal Prince at Fall Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2017 Fall Benefit, honoring 21-time Tony Award winner Harold Prince, on Monday evening, October 23 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

York Theatre Company Presents Developmental Reading Of OMG...BROADWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged reading of OMG...BROADWAY! (more...)

The Capitol Theatre Announces Free Screenings Of Four Cult Classic Films
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Capitol Theatre just announced that they will host free screenings of four cult classics, The Big Lebowski, Dr. Strangelove, The Fifth Element and Pulp Fiction, this September. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase. Please see below for more details and a complete list of dates and times. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for the Chicago Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Raven Theatre Company's 35th anniversary season will begin in September with the Chicago premiere of Choir Boy by recent Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney who, together with writer-director Barry Jenkins, won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for the Academy's Best Picture winner, Moonlight.   (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Celebrating the Unsung Musicals of Hal Prince
by Daniella Parcell - Aug 5, 2017

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, SWEENEY TODD, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, COMPANY, CABARET, FOLLIES. Each was directed and/or produced by Broadway legend Harold Prince. Each contributed to his record-high pile of Tony awards, and has been produced and acclaimed across the world. (more...)

Legendary Career of Hal Prince Hits the Great White Way Tomorrow in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

A friendly reminder! Performances begin tomorrow, Thursday, August 3, for the Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 16th, 2017: Live #Ham4Ham Returns for HAMILTON LA Opening and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Lin-Manuel Miranda will be hosting a live #Ham4Ham in celebration of opening night of HAMILTON in LA and more! (more...)

Men with History in the Justice System to Stage 5 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's Stargate Theatre Sharon Sullivan Company will perform an original piece, 5 Minutes to Midnight, this Friday, August 18 at 7:00PM, and Saturday, August 19 at 4:00PM and 7:00PM at MTC - Stage II at New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues). (more...)

THE MENOPAUSAL MERMAID to Premiere at Boston's Club Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

In Michael Gaucher's new drag parody, THE MENOPAUSAL MERMAID, Ariel (of The Little Mermaid fame) is back on stage spilling all the Tea about Eric - the man she THOUGHT she loved and Ursula - the sea hag who Ruined her life.  Ariel is older, wiser, and she doesn't have a single F#*k to give!   (more...)

Arrows Of Love's 'PRODUCT: Your Soundtrack To The Impending Societal Collapse' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Arrows of Love isn't for the faint of heart, for there's atypical algorithms that go into the making of the album that may disrupt the classically trained ear, heart, and mind. Politically and socially riotous, their intense new album PRODUCT, out now via I'm Not From London Records, has gotten raving critical reviews. (more...)

Cast Set for Tectonic Theater Project's UNCOMMON SENSE, A New Play About Living with Autism
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Tectonic Theater Project has announced casting for the New York premiere of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum, which the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture presents for five weeks only, October 25 to November 26, at The Sheen Center's Loreto Theater (18 Bleecker Street, NYC). The work is written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic's founder, Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Cristin Milioti, William Jackson Harper to Lead Zoe Kazan's AFTER THE BLAST for LCT3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Eboni Booth, Will Connolly, William Jackson Harper, Ben Horner, Cristin Milioti, David Pegram, and Teresa Yenque will comprise the cast of the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of AFTER THE BLAST, a new play by Zoe Kazan, to be directed by Lila Neugebauer.  (more...)

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