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Independent Bookstores in Seven Cities to Host Banned Books Week Events
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE), a project of the American Booksellers Association, has announced that seven independent bookstores will participate in 'A Night of Silenced Voices' on Tuesday, September 27, to celebrate diversity and honor freedom of expression during this year's Banned Books Week (September 25-October 1). To highlight challenges to books written by authors of diverse backgrounds, Banned Books Week is exploring why their books are disproportionately singled out for attack. These bookstores will host events on the evening of September 27: · Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, New York, NY · Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, DC · Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL · The Book Cellar, Chicago, IL · Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, CO · Powell's City of Books, Portland, OR · Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA A full list of events planned across the country is available on the online calendar: bannedbooksweek.org/events. 'Independent bookstores have always been strong supporters of Banned Books Week, and more than 500 will mount displays of banned and challenged titles this year. But this is the first time we have coordinated events on the same night,' says Chris Finan, ABFE director. Hundreds of books are banned or challenged in schools and libraries every year. The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom estimates that more than half are written by authors of color, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities. A slideshow of some of the titles that are most frequently challenged because of their diversity can be viewed here, http://www.slideshare.net/mjacoby/frequently-challenged-or-banned-books-diversity-66176301 To highlight the value of free and open access to information, Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community - booksellers, publishers, librarians, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types - in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those that are unorthodox or unpopular. About Banned Books Week (www.bannedbooksweek.org) Banned Books Week is the only national celebration of the freedom to read. Launched in 1982, it is celebrated during the last week of September. It is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, the American Library Association, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Association of American Publishers, the Association of American University Presses, the Authors Guild, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, the Freedom to Read Foundation, the National Coalition Against Censorship, the National Council of Teachers of English, PEN America, the People for The American Way Foundation, and Project Censored. It is endorsed by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. About the American Booksellers Association (www.BookWeb.org) Founded in 1900, the American Booksellers Association is a not-for-profit trade association devoted to meeting the needs of its core members - independently owned bookstores with storefront locations - through education, information dissemination, business products and services, and advocacy. ABA exists to protect and promote the interests of independent retail book businesses, as well as to protect the First Amendment rights of every American. The association actively supports free speech, literacy, and programs that support local and independent retail shops. A board of 10 booksellers governs the Association. ABA is headquartered in White Plains, New York. (more...)

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company's HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN! Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The limited engagement of How to Be an American! will play 10 performances only through September 25, 2016 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night was last night, September 18 at 7:00 p.m., and BroadwayWorld has photos from the curtain call and festivities below (more...)

Photo Coverage: HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN Opens at Saint Peter's
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 19, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, on Saturday 17 September opened the New2NY Series presentation of the new musical How to Be an American!, a political cabaret based on Plunkitt of Tammany Hall-A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics, adapted by T. Cat Ford(The Chaos Trade, Pow'r in the Blood). (more...)

HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN! Launches York Theatre Company's 47th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, launches its 47th season in September with the return of the New2NY Series and the new musical How to Be an American! (more...)

HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN! Starts Tomorrow at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presents the New2NY Series presentation of the new musical How to Be an American!, a political cabaret based on Plunkitt of Tammany Hall-A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics, adapted by T. Cat Ford (The Chaos Trade, Pow'r in the Blood). The limited engagement of How to Be an American! will play 10 performances only, beginning tomorrow, September 17. (more...)

Documentary NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU to Premiere on PBS, 10/25
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The first documentary about the 94-year-old television legend, AMERICAN MASTERS --NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU, premieres nationwide Tuesday, October 25 (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of York Theatre's HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the complete cast for the New2NY Series presentation of the new musical How to Be an American!, a political cabaret based on Plunkitt of Tammany Hall-A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics, adapted by T. Cat Ford (The Chaos Trade, Pow'r in the Blood). Scroll down to meet the whole company! (more...)

Scoop: SUPERGIRL on THE CW - Monday, September 12, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Get all the scoop on SUPERGIRL, airing on THE CW on Monday, September 12, 2016! (more...)

York Theatre Company Announces Cast for HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the complete cast for the New2NY Series presentation of the new musical How to Be an American!, a political cabaret based on Plunkitt of Tammany Hall-A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics, adapted by T. Cat Ford (The Chaos Trade, Pow'r in the Blood). (more...)

American Way Industrial Park Designated as AT&T Fiber Ready
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

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PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Present Documentary 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You', 10/25
by TV News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear's name is synonymous with the sitcom. (more...)

BWW Review: Eric Coble's Mesmerizing MARGIN OF ERROR Exposes Political Machinations
by Roy Berko - Oct 3, 2016

The Cleveland area has been and is ripe with playwrights. Mike Geither, David Hansen, Margaret Lynch, Jonathan Wilhelm, Michael Oatman, Eric Schmiedl and Faye Sholiton are only a few of the present-day writers. Historically, Langston Hughes, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee were proud area playwrights. Probably no local scribe has been more prolific than Eric Coble. (more...)

Documentary NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU to Premiere on PBS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The first documentary about the 94-year-old television legend, AMERICAN MASTERS --NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU, premieres nationwide Today, October 25 (more...)

PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Present Documentary 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You', Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear's name is synonymous with the sitcom. (more...)

First Documentary About Legendary Showrunner, American Masters -- Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, Premieres Nationwide Tuesday, October 25 on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

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THE EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYS to Combine Theatre and Social Justice at The Kennedy Center Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

On Oct. 24th, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the Kennedy Center Theater Lab, The Kennedy Center will host an event that combines the theatrically based social justice initiative of THE EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYS (E28H) with community-based faith initiatives to engage local issues that matter. (more...)

Nostalgia Gets "Nutty" with New Professional Peanut & Nut Butter Maker
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

In some form or fashion, peanut butter seems to be a staple in every American household. From an after-school snack to late night fuel for midterm exams, peanut butter has been ingrained in The American Way of life. Going hand-in-hand, consumers are also becoming more and more mindful of the additives and preservatives in their foods, and they're beginning to seek out simpler ingredients and healthier alternatives to the store-bought varieties. To help with the growing love of homemade nut butters, Nostalgia has developed a simple-to-use Professional Peanut & Nut Butter Maker to make preparing homemade nut butters a much easier task. Outwardly, the Professional Peanut & Nut Butter Maker is reminiscent of a meat grinder. Complete with a durable motor, three-position grind switch and die-cast aluminum auger, this unit dispenses nut butters, like almond, cashew and sunflower seed butters, in seconds. Fittingly, operation of the Professional Peanut & Nut Butter Maker is as simple as the ingredients that go into it. Simply fill the hopper with up to one pound of a favorite nut, fill the oil dispenser with oil, and switch on the unit to start the process. In seconds, fresh and natural nut butter begins to dispense from the chute. 'Another great trend is the rise of sweet spreads, like honey-peanut butter or maple-macadamia nut,' says Gregg Bond, owner of Nostalgia Products LLC, 'and this item is perfect for crafting your very own homemade sweet nut butter spreads.' So, when done making nut butter, fine-tune the flavor by mixing in sweeteners and spices, like honey, sugar and cinnamon. Several recipes are included with the unit, but the flavor combinations are really only limited by imagination. When the perfect blend of fresh, natural nut butter is realized, spread on a piece of toast or dab a bit onto a stalk of celery for a healthy and delicious snack. The Nostalgia Professional Peanut & Nut Butter Maker is currently available online with a suggested retail price of $79.99. Nostalgia Professional Peanut & Nut Butter Maker (Item # PBM500) Product Features: - Simply fill the large hopper with up to 1 lb. of your favorite type of nut and turn the unit on - Durable die cast aluminum augur dispenses nut butter in seconds - Use the oil dispenser to achieve the perfect consistency - Customize with sweeteners and spices, like honey, sugar, and cinnamon - Try with almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds and more - Two-position On/Off switch - Three-position grind switch w/ On/Off/Reverse options - BPA free (more...)

Photojournalist Shares Unpublished Photos of Michael Jackson, Muhammad Ali, Stevie Wonder and More in BLACK HOLLYWOOD: THE LOST PHOTOS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Photojournalist to the stars since 1963, Delroi Whitaker Sr. with co-authors Darrell Whitaker and television executive Aswaad English, are releasing the inspiring new book of unpublished photos of African-American Hollywood legends, their achievements and their personal moments spent in Los Angeles, California from 1967 to 1990. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CONSUL, THE TRAMP AND AMERICA'S SWEETHEART Reminds Us What Democracy is Really About in America
by Shari Barrett - Nov 22, 2016

Now onstage at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills, THE CONSUL, THE TRAMP AND AMERICA'S SWEETHEART tells a tale suggested by true events in the United Artist office of Mary Pickford that took place with Charlie Chaplin and Georg Gyssling, German Consul in Los Angeles and a Nazi party member, to discuss the upcoming production of Chaplin's film "The Great Dictator" and whether or not it should even be made. This meeting, witnessed by Pickford's novice secretary, Esther Hollombe (who turns out to be Jewish), would change all of their lives forever. (more...)

Laura Peterson Presents the World Premiere of FAILURE at Judson Church
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Drawing from all-too-familiar experience dreaded by many, choreographer and visual artist Laura Peterson examines the eponymous FAILURE  in the context of both personal and national experience of America, circa 2017. (more...)

Norton Herrick's Racehorse 'Destin' A Kentucky Derby Favorite
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

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Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin Stop by PodcastOne for Intimate Interview
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

Grace and Frankie stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin stopped by the PodcastOne studios for an intimate interview with fellow Netflix Executive Producer Norman Lear and sidekick Paul Hipp, on their All of the Above podcast. (more...)

Author and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Fred Kaplan to Keynote the 10th Annual DFIR Summit in Austin, Texas
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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Millennials Changing Face of America, Heavily Impacting Homeownership, Say Experts
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

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WATCH: Amy Poehler Is Inaugural Guest on Norman Lear's New PodcastOne Show
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2017

PodcastOne, the nation's largest advertiser-supported podcast network, debuts All of the Above with Norman Lear today, featuring Emmy Award-winner Amy Poehler as the guest. (more...)

Paul Yen Premieres SECRET IDENTITY CRISIS at Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Paul Yen announced today the world premiere of Secret Identity Crisis, a super one-man show that asks, "Is ASIAN the mask we choose, or the mask we're given?" Yen reimagines three iconic superheroes to examine the history of Asians in America and his own struggle with identity in the film industry. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Enters 17th American Composers Festival with ELLIS ISLAND, Tribute To John Adams, And More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Pacific Symphony's critically acclaimed American Composers Festival (ACF), led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, enters its 17th year with “Ellis Island”—a meaningful nod to the past, with lessons for the present, fortified by hope for the future. (more...)

Laura Peterson Choreography Presents FAILURE, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Drawing from all-too-familiar experience dreaded by many, choreographer and visual artist Laura Peterson examines the eponymous FAILURE  in the context of both personal and national experience of America, circa 2017. The new installation/performance, showing June 29-July 1 at Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South, Manhattan), takes Peterson's signature formal rigor and visual wizardry to the previously unexamined territory. Tickets are available on “pay what you can” basis and can be obtained online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/failure-by-laura-peterson-choreography-tickets-32996413160 or at the door. (more...)

The New Jewish Home Celebrates 8 Remarkable New Yorkers Over 80
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

At its fourth annual Eight Over Eighty benefit gala The New Jewish Home will pay tribute to eight New Yorkers who, in their ninth and tenth decades, continue to live lives of remarkable achievement, vitality and civic engagement. The event, at the Mandarin Oriental New York on Tuesday, April 4, is expected to attract more than 450 guests and raise more than $1 million for the nonprofit's rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and home health care programs, which together serve 12,000 older adults of all faiths and ethnicities each year. (more...)

The Social Shake-Up Show Announces its First Annual Movers &...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

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Fun House Theatre and Film to Bring RUSH LIMBAUGH IN NIGHT SCHOOL to Festival of Independent Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

 Fun House Theatre and Film makes their first appearance at the Festival of Independent Theatres with a production of Charlie Varon'sRush Limbaugh in Night School directed by Jeff Swearingen and featuring Alex Duva, age 12, as Limbaugh along with 3 other young actors tackling over a dozen characters in a comedy as rotund as its namesake. These bad boys of the FIT will take audiences on a 45 minute adventure of irreverent and mischevious satire in a free for all of shenanigans only Swearingen could stage and the crazy kids of Fun House could pull off.  (more...)

Court Theatre presents Free Reading of BUFFALO HAIR at NEIU's Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Under the leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director and Stephen J. Albert. Executive Director, Court Theatre continues the Spotlight Reading Series, with a free, public reading of Buffalo Hair by Carlyle Brown and directed by Ron OJ Parson, at NEUI's Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E Oakwood Boulevard, on Monday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

SECRET IDENTITY CRISIS at Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017 Receives Producers' Encore Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

The successful world premiere of Secret Identity Crisis, a super one-man show that asks, 'Is ASIAN the mask we choose, or the mask we're given?' Yen reimagines three iconic superheroes to examine the history of Asians in America and his own struggle with identity in the film industry. (more...)

PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED Announces Puppeteers Lineup for The Venetian
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

'Puppet Up! - Uncensored,' which is set to debut in its new home inside The Sands Showroom at The Venetian Las Vegas on July 21, has just unveiled its lineup of expert puppeteers ready to bring their irreverent and unpredictable style of comedy to the Las Vegas Strip. (more...)

Josie Lawrence to Lead MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Multi award-winning Josie Lawrence, one of the UK's best-loved actress and comedians is to star in a new production of Mother Courage and her Children. (more...)

GEORGE LOPEZ: THE WALL, LIVE FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. Debuts on HBO 8/5
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

An HBO favorite returns this summer for his fourth live solo stand-up special on the network when GEORGE LOPEZ: THE WALL, LIVE FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. debuts SATURDAY, AUG. 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT). (more...)

PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED Announces Puppeteers Lineup for The Venetian
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

'Puppet Up! - Uncensored,' which is set to debut in its new home inside The Sands Showroom at The Venetian Las Vegas on July 21, has just unveiled its lineup of expert puppeteers ready to bring their irreverent and unpredictable style of comedy to the Las Vegas Strip. (more...)

Playwrights of Color to Take the Spotlight in 2017 Readings at Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces the 2017 lineup for the Spotlight Reading Series, a multi-year community outreach initiative that aims to expose communities beyond Hyde Park to theatre arts, focusing specifically on works from outside of the canon of classic theater. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Present First UK Production of VETERAN'S DAY in Over 25 Years
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

'It was war. And in war, everybody goes crazy or they die - right?' (more...)

The Collective in Association with Jermyn Street Theatre Present the UK Premiere of the Twentieth Century Way
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Los Angeles 1914 - a place where modern world reality meets 19th Century bigotry.  A time when law enforcement agencies are on a collision course with the clandestine and illicit gay community. (more...)

Gloria Estefan, Carmen de Lavallade Among 2017 KENNEDY CENTER Honorees
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The Kennedy Center Honors announced today that its honorees for 2017 will be actress, dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, singer-songwriter and actress Gloria Estefan, hip hop artist LL COOL J, television writer and producer Norman Lear and renowned musician and record producer Lionel Richie. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERGIRL on THE CW - Monday, September 12, 2016
by TV Scoop - Aug 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on SUPERGIRL, airing on THE CW on Monday, September 12, 2016! (more...)

HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN! to Launch York Theatre Company's 47th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, launches its 47th season in September with the return of the New2NY Series and the new musical How to Be an American! (more...)

PBS to Re-Air American Experience's Acclaimed WALT DISNEY Broadcast
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE's acclaimed four-hour, two part WALT DISNEY will re-broadcast on Tuesdays, August 29 and September 5 on PBS. (more...)

A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME and EMMA to Make NYC Debuts in York Theatre Company's 47th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the line-up for its 47th anniversary season at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's. (more...)

Majority of Americans Concerned About Potential Cyber Attacks on Electric Grid
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

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Norman Pattiz Announces: Hollywood's Legendary Creator And Producer Norman Lear Hosts New Show 'All Of The Above' On PodcastOne
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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Hollywood Legend Norman Lear Hosts New Show All of the Above on Podast
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Hollywood legend Norman Lear brings his progressive and boundary-moving voice to the microphone with an intimate weekly podcast. (more...)

Sedos to Present REEFER MADNESS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

From the warped minds behind Desperate Housewives and Heathers the musical comes a public service announcement you can't afford to miss! (more...)

Court Theatre's Spotlight Reading Series Presents ROOSTERS at the National Museum of Mexican Art
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Under the leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director and Stephen J. Albert. Executive Director, Court Theatre continues its Spotlight Reading Series, with a free, public reading of Roosters by Milcha Sanchez-Scott and directed by Ricardo Cutierrez, at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W 19th Street, on Monday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

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