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Holocaust Museum LA to Present THE AMERICAN WAY, A Book Talk Featuring Story Of Real-Life Superheroes by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 1, 2023

Holocaust Museum LA will present 'The American Way,' a book talk with authors Bonnie Siegler and Helene Stapinski moderated by entertainment personality and television host Melissa Rivers, Thursday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the museum.

Photos: ALL THINGS EQUAL: THE LIFE AND TRIALS OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG Tour to Launch Tomorrow by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2023

Get a first look at All Things Equal – The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a new play by multiple-Tony Award winning playwright Rupert Holmes, launching its tour on February 15 in Delray Beach!

Rupert Holmes' ALL THINGS EQUAL - THE LIFE & TRIALS OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG Comes to The Delray Beach Playhouse by Stephi Wild - Feb 2, 2023

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg welcomes theatre goers into her cozy chambers to convey, over the course of ninety fascinating and often funny minutes, a sense of her life and its many trials in award-winning playwright Rupert Holmes' homage to the 'Notorious RGB'.  All Things Equal – The Life & Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg will run from February 15 – 19 at the Delray Beach Playhouse.

Bishop Arts Theatre Commissions Nine Plays Inspired By Nikole Hannah-Jones Bestseller THE 1619 PROJECT by A.A. Cristi - Dec 19, 2022

Bishop Arts Theatre Center (BATC) has commissioned nine local and nationally celebrated playwrights to pen a one-act play, no longer than 20 minutes, based on Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author Nikole Hannah-Jones' The 1619 Project.

Marchánt Davis, Alex Wyse & More Join Sean Hayes Led GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR; Full Cast Announced by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 7, 2022

Good Night, Oscar starring Sean Hayes, announced that Marchánt Davis (Ain’t No Mo’), Alex Wyse (Waitress), Sam Bell-Gurwitz (Good Night, Oscar in Chicago), Postell Pringle (A Free Man of Color), and Max Roll (Mrs. Warren’s Profession) will be joining the company on Broadway.

Bay Street Hosts Sensory Friendly Performance Of ALL THINGS EQUAL by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced a Sensory Friendly performance of its 2022 Literature Live! production All Things Equal: The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday, November 5, at 2 p.m.

Cast and Creative Team Announced for ALL THINGS EQUAL: THE LIFE & TRIALS OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2022

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the cast and creative team of the 2022 Literature Live! production All Things Equal: The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, written by Tony Award-winning playwright Rupert Holmes.

ALL THINGS EQUAL - THE LIFE AND TRIALS OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG to Launch 2022-23 National Tour Next Month by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022

All Things Equal – The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a new play by multiple-Tony Award winning playwright Rupert Holmes, will launch its 16 city, 2022-2023 National Tour on Oct. 5th in St. Petersburg, FL.  

VIDEO: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Wish Norman Lear Happy Birthday Through Song by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 24, 2022

Watch the video Lin Manuel Miranda sent to Norman Lear on his 100th Birthday, featuring a performance of a rewritten version of Al Jolson's 'April Showers.'

Octavia Spencer, Jennifer Aniston & More to Celebrate Norman Lear in ABC Special by Michael Major - Aug 25, 2022

Honoring the life and legacy of the remarkable storyteller, activist and philanthropist Norman Lear, the one-night-only celebration features intimate conversations, special performances and surprise reunions that pay homage to the man behind some of television’s greatest stories in celebration of his 100th birthday.

ABC to Celebrate Norman Lear's 100th Birthday With Special by Michael Major - Jul 27, 2022

Honoring the life and legacy of storyteller, activist and philanthropist Norman Lear, ABC will present “Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter.” The special will pay homage to the man behind some of television’s greatest stories and will feature a lineup of celebrity guests and musical performances to celebrate his 100th birthday.

Ece Era, the Turkish Musician & Filmmaker, Releases Her Debut EP 'War on Innocence' by Michael Major - Jun 14, 2022

Ece Era is the artist name and electronic project of Turkish musician and filmmaker Ece Eryavuz. Ece has been on a mission to explore her creative and philosophical interests. After landing in Belgium to focus her studies on film, she discovered the freedom of making electronic music through her peers who grew up in the local music scene. 

Photos: Ellis Island Honors Society Hosts 35th Annual Awards Ceremony by Marissa Tomeo - May 15, 2022

View photos as the Ellis Island Honors Society (EIHS) hosted the 35th Annual Ellis Island Medals of Honor ceremony, where 85 medalists were recognized for their leadership and service within their communities and professions while exemplifying the values of the American way of life. The black-tie gala was held in Ellis Island’s Great Hall, the original registry room and gateway for 12 million immigrants to the U.S.

ALL HANDS ON DECK! to Play at the WYO Theater by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 5, 2022

“Let the drums roll out, let the trumpets call, while the people shout, “Strike Up the Band!'  The WYO Theater will soon be filled with the romantic and swinging sounds of the 1940's when 'The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show' takes the stage Saturday March 12 at 7:30pm.

BWW Exclusive: 'Everybody Rise!' - In Honor of STEPHEN SONDHEIM - The 91 GREATEST SONDHEIM SONGS (One For Each Year That He Lived) by Peter Nason - Nov 27, 2021

The most important figure in musical theatre history is gone; let's celebrate his life by listening to his incredible works. Reviewer Peter Nason gets you started by listing his choices for the 91 greatest Sondheim songs.

Creed Fisher Signs With Dirt Rock Empire by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 10, 2021

Creed Fisher is unapologetically American and his music is raw and unfiltered, with strong outlaw country roots straight from the heart of Texas.

BWW Exclusive: THE 91 GREATEST STEPHEN SONDHEIM SONGS - In Honor of Mr. Sondheim's Birthday by Peter Nason - Mar 18, 2021

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 91 greatest Sondheim songs from stage, screen and beyond. See if your favorites made the cut! What's at #1?

Noel Paul Stookey Continues Lifetime of Social Activism With JUST CAUSES Compilation by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2021

Noel Paul Stookey, better known as the “Paul” of the seminal 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary, continues to embrace his role as an elder statesman of what was once referred to as “protest music.” On March 22, Neworld Multimedia will release JUST CAUSES, a carefully curated compilation of 15 Stookey tracks, each bearing a theme of social concern.

Norman Lear Will Receive The Carol Burnett Award at the 78TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBES by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 28, 2021

Today the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced that Norman Lear will receive the Carol Burnett Award at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Beanie Feldstein, Regina King, Phoebe Bridgers & More Appeared at RBG Rally 'Honor Her Wish' by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 13, 2020

On Monday evening, leaders from politics, entertainment, and culture gathered for a special digital tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburga??s legacy.

PFAW Congratulates Norman Lear on Emmy Award by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 16, 2020

Following People For the American Way founder Norman Lear's Emmy Award win tonight for Outstanding Variety Special.

People For the American Way Partners with Pearl Jam's Vote-by-Mail Initiative by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 9, 2020

People For the American Way officially announced its partnership with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members Pearl Jam on their “PJ Votes 2020” initiative.

History Announces Slate of Premium Historical Programming, Including a Documentary Series with Bill Clinton by Kaitlin Milligan - May 7, 2020

HISTORY announced today a slate of premium historical programming, including a documentary series with President Bill Clinton that will explore the history of the American presidency and the struggle for a more perfect union.

Ted Alexandro Releases New Special to Benefit COVID Bail Out NYC by A.A. Cristi - Apr 28, 2020

A quarantine may not seem like the ideal time to shoot and release a comedy special but once comedian Ted Alexandro began performing on nightly livestreams (dubbed 'TeddyGrams'), he was pleasantly surprised by the international audience choosing to spend time with him on Instagram. He has now compiled the best of his lockdown livestreams to create the special Stay at Home Comedian. While the special will be free to watch online,

Ted Alexandro Releases New Special To Benefit COVID Bail Out NYC by A.A. Cristi - Apr 17, 2020

A quarantine may not seem like the ideal time to shoot and release a comedy special but once comedian Ted Alexandro began performing on nightly livestreams (dubbed 'TeddyGrams'), he was pleasantly surprised by the international audience choosing to spend time with him on Instagram. He has now compiled the best of his lockdown livestreams to create the special Stay at Home Comedian.

Wynn Handman, Producer and Acting Teacher, Has Passed Away at 97 by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2020

Wynn Handman, the famed New York acting teacher and Artistic Director of The American Place Theatre, died at home April 11, 2020 of Covid-19 related pneumonia. He was 97.

The 101 Greatest Showtunes from 1920-2020 by Peter Nason - Mar 19, 2020

How do we make a list of the 101 greatest show tunes from the past 100 years? Well, we did the near-impossible task.  Check out our full list here! 

Sean Hayes to Star in World Premiere of GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 5, 2020

Goodman Theatre announced today it will premiere Good Night, Oscar, starring Emmy Award-winning actor and producer Sean Hayes (Broadway's Promises, Promises, NBC-TV's Will & Grace) as erstwhile character actor, pianist and wild card Oscar Levant.

Bravo to Debut New Series FAMILY KARMA on March 8 by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 28, 2020

 Bravo's newest docuseries gives viewers a never-before-seen look inside the intriguing lives of seven young Indian-American friends when “Family Karma” premieres on Sunday, March 8 at 9pm ET/PT. Growing up in traditional, multigenerational households, the group is bonded by their strong cultural ties and vibrant Miami social lives. While their parents and grandparents instill cherished customs, these adult children are drifting more towards the “American Way,” and the two worlds collide in the most unexpected ways. These friends are determined to live life to the fullest and navigate the pressures of adulthood, while maintaining their deep-rooted connection to the Indian culture. 

BWW Review: A Palestinian Dreamer Builds a Rocket to Land on the Moon in GREY ROCK at The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival by Joe Lombardi - Jan 9, 2020

Imagine a world where the Palestinian flag is planted on the moon.  In Amir Nizar Zuabi's play Grey Rock, one of his characters says 'its so preposterous, it's brilliant.'  Apparently this is my week for traveling into outer space, having just seen Or, An Astronaut Play, at the Tank.  Both plays explore dreams while commenting on societal oppression.  In this interesting exploration, the improbable is embraced from a voice not often heard on American stages.

BWW Review: True story of the Cardiff Giant in the family friendly musical THE GIANT HOAX from Indieworks Theatre by Joe Lombardi - Nov 30, 2019

In the musical Barnum, a song lyric compels you to 'join the circus like you wanted to, when you were a kid.'  In the family friendly new musical The Giant Hoax, a young farm girl named Emily will do just that.  She's heard about the Cardiff Giant and wants to see the amazing wonder for herself.  Emily runs away from home and will learn some valuable lessons, meet an assortment of colorful characters and sing about 'Wonderful Things.'

Julien's Auctions ICONS & IDOLS: HOLLYWOOD Announced by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 26, 2019

Julien's Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house, has announced its star-studded event ICONS & IDOLS: HOLLYWOOD to take place on December 16, 2019 at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills and live online at This year end extravaganza offers over 400 items taken out of the vault and production archives of Hollywood's greatest films from the Golden Age of Hollywood to today's modern and new box office classics as well as important artifacts, rarely seen or coming to the auction block for the first time.

Ken LeRoy, Original Bernardo in WEST SIDE STORY, Dies at 92 by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2019

BroadwayWorld has learned that Ken LeRoy recently passed away at age 92. No other details of his death are known at this time.

Master Class With Kathleen Turner Announced As Part Of Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival Program by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2019

General public tickets are now on sale for a one-day-only Master Class exploring the craft of acting taught by Kathleen Turner, a living legend of the stage and screen.

BWW Review: TINTYPES Plays a Patriotic Tune at Porthouse Theatre/Kent State University by Roy Berko - Jul 7, 2019

It is reasonable, with the Cleveland Orchestra playing its annual 'Salute to America' at Blossom, just yards away, and POTUS going through what appears to be his childhood dream of having tanks, planes and fireworks light up the nation's capital for its birthday, that Porthouse Theatre get into the mood by staging 'Tintypes,' a musical revue with almost fifty patriot songs.

BWW Review: RAGTIME Tells A Story That Must Be Heard At Cain Park by Roy Berko - Jun 17, 2019

It is entirely appropriate in this era of rising anti-immigrant feelings, the re-emergence of the White Supremacy movement, increased anti-Semitism, and having a President who believes in nationalism and Eugenics, that Cain Park revisit the historical foundations of this country via the musical 'Ragtime.'

BWW Review: WHAT YOU ARE explores communication between generations at The Old Globe by E.H. Reiter - Jun 12, 2019

WHAT YOU ARE, the world premier play at The Old Globe is an engaging and empathetic look at two generations who are struggling with the broken promises of a prosperous and better future.

SUPERGIRL The Complete Fourth Season Is Flying Into Homes 9/17 by Tori Hartshorn - Jun 12, 2019

Just in time for the fifth season premiere on The CW, catch up with one of TV's favorite DC Super Heroes as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you Supergirl: The Complete Fourth Season on Blu-ray and DVD on September 17, 2019. Fans can purchase the sets which, in addition to all 22 super-powered episodes from season four, also contain the DC Crossover featurette, the show's 2018 Comic-Con panel, deleted scenes and a gag reel! All three DC Crossover: Elseworlds episodes will also be available only for fans who purchase the Blu-ray set. Supergirl: The Complete Fourth Season is priced to own at $39.99 SRP for the DVD ($51.99 in Canada) and $44.98 SRP for the Blu-ray ($52.99 in Canada), which includes a Digital Copy (Available in the U.S.). Supergirl: The Complete Fourth Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.

BWW Review: Should We Laugh or Cry? State of Civility Examined in NATIVE GARDENS at CPH by Roy Berko - May 5, 2019

Negative racial and ethnic stereotypes, anti-ageism, political philosophical differences, and border conflicts are not usual topics for a comic play. But, author Karen Zacarias, whose 'Native Gardens' is now in production at Cleveland Play House, believes 'humor humanizes' when what could be the basis of a blood bath becomes a pool of laughter with a purpose.

BWW Interview: Prolific Director Jon Lawrence Rivera Leads ANNA Into THE TROPICS by Gil Kaan - Apr 25, 2019

Los Angeles Theatre Community staple, director Jon Lawrence Rivera will be previewing his latest directorial Open Fist project ANNA IN THE TROPICS April 26, 2019 at the Atwater Village Theatre, even before his previous directorial Playwrights Arena's SOUTHERNMOST closes (also at the Atwater Village Theatre). Jon managed to squeeze some time for me between his masterful juggling of his two productions.

Kathleen Turner to Be Guest Of Honor In Provincetown At Tennessee Williams Festival Gala by Julie Musbach - Apr 10, 2019

The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival is pleased to announce that Kathleen Turner, a living legend of the stage and screen, will be the guest of honor at this year's Performance Gala, the festival's annual fundraising dinner.

Talkbacks to Accompany Castillo Theatre's Production Fred Newman's BILLIE, MALCOLM & YUSUF by Rebecca Russo - Feb 19, 2019

The Castillo Theatre (Dan Friedman, artistic director; John Rankin, associate managing director) has scheduled two talk backs in-conjunction with its current production of Fred Newman's Billie, Malcolm & Yusuf, directed by award-winning director, Gabrielle Kurlander. The production commemorates the 30th anniversary of Yusuf Hawkins' murder in 1989. The Castillo Theatre is located at 543 West 42nd Street.  Performances Billie, Malcolm & YusufThe Castillo Theatre (Dan Friedman, artistic director; John Rankin, associate managing director) has scheduled two talk backs in-conjunction with its current production of Fred Newman's continues through March 17, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

BWW Review: PARADISE - A Worthwhile Place That's Hard to Get to by Gil Kaan - Jan 28, 2019

The west coast premiere of playwright Laura Maria Censabella's PARADISE receives a strong mounting at the Odyssey Theatre, blessed with the sturdy acting chops of Medalion Rahimi and Jeff Marlow in this singular two-hander. Vicangelo Bulluck ably directs this important, not-oft-told story of a Muslim girl having to weigh her options of family obligations vs. personal goals.

The Castillo Theatre Company Commemorates 30th Anniversary Of The Murder Of Yusuf Hawkins With Production Of BILLIE by A.A. Cristi - Jan 22, 2019

The Castillo Theatre (Dan Friedman, artistic director; John Rankin, associate managing director) is proud to announce that it will produce a revival of the 1991 play by Fred Newman, Billie, Malcolm & Yusuf, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Yusuf Hawkins' murder in 1989.  Billie, Malcolm & Yusuf will be directed by award-winning director, Gabrielle Kurlander.  The production includes blues and rap music. The Castillo Theatre is located at 543 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. Performances are between February 15 and March 17, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

BWW Interview: AN INSPECTOR CALLS Jeff Harmer To Tour & Enjoy The Awesome U.S. Sights Between Shows by Gil Kaan - Jan 15, 2019

Stephen Daldry's multi-award-winning revival of J.B. Priestley's AN INSPECTOR CALLS will land at The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts January 22 through February 10, 2019 as part of its international tour. This production, the longest running revival of a play in history, has already been seen by over four million theatregoers worldwide. I had the most lovely opportunity to chat up Jeff Harmer (who limns the role of patriarch Arthur Birling) on his history and experiences with this and other INSPECTORs.

Jamie Lee Curtis to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at ICG Publicists Awards by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 9, 2019

Legendary actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 56th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards celebrating her prolific acting career spanning four decades and still going strong. The awards luncheon returns to the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, February 22, 2019.

Forrest Lucas Launches Theatrical Distribution Venture with Professional Racecar Driver Ali Ashfar by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 20, 2018

Forrest Lucas, founder and owner of Lucas Oil Products, Inc., MAVTV, Lucas Oil Speedway, and the naming rights to the Indianapolis Colts' Stadium, “Lucas Oil Stadium”, and Ali Afshar, the record-setting professional racecar driver, turned actor, turned movie producer (and now all three at once), have set their sights on the theatrical film distribution business and will begin releasing movies in 2019 under the Forrest Films banner.

BWW Review: IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN Kicks Off The Holiday Season With Style at Cumberland County Playhouse by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 4, 2018

What better way to leave behind the turmoil of the modern world than by indulging in a bright, shiny new musical burnished with the warm glow of nostalgia and featuring a score by the inimitable Irving Berlin? We can't imagine anything more fun - or more timely, for that matter - than a couple of hours or more spent in the audience of Cumberland County Playhouse to experience the company's latest musical treat: Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn.

BWW Review: PARADISE, a Divine Bluegrass Musical Comedy Made Great Again at Ruskin Group Theatre by Shari Barrett - Aug 20, 2018

This satirical musical hoedown about living the American Dream tells the tale of what happens when the town gets convinced by the new Preacher as their "For Profit Prophet" and the son of a reality TV producer from Hollywood, Peter Martinez (Jamie Daniels), that the way to its salvation, fame and fortune is through being the subject of a new "Reality TV" show so the Preacher can raise funds to build a new "Mega-Church" in town to spread the gospel and bring more citizens into his flock. After all, he claims, "If they believe 'The Bachelor' is real, they'll believe anything."


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