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Photo Flash: First Look at Washington Stage Guild's SUMMERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2018

A ghostly mystery begins a season of DC-area premiere productions by the Washington Stage Guild' (WSG). Summerland by Arlitia Jones tells the mysterious tale of William H. Mumler, a 'spirit photographer' with a talent for capturing haunting images from the world beyond the veil. The Civil War has ended, and a grieving nation sees many turning to spiritualism to contact the dead. Mumler sees his business boom as mourners, including a very famous one, flock to his studio. A New York City police official makes it his mission to prove it's a fraud, but finds that harder than he hoped. Based on a true story, this area premiere opens Thursday, Sept. 27 and runs through Sunday, October 21. (more...)

BWW Review: Portland Stage Opens 45th Season with BEN BUTLER
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Sep 30, 2018

Marking its 45th season Portland Stage opened with Richard Strand's 2014 drama about the Union General Benjamin Butler's unintentional, but heartwarming sheltering of fugitive slaves during his command of Fort Monroe, Virginia, at the start of The Civil War. In a well-cast, elegantly produced staging the company offers a quirky, witty, often whimsical look at four characters who cross ideological swords and skirmish for high stakes not on the battleground but with a war of words, cleverly turned logic, solipsisms, and wittybadinage - all of which result in a remarkable turn of events that defies stereotypes, race, and convention. (more...)

BWW Review: REFUGEE at Florida Repertory Theatre
by Emily Yorgey - Sep 30, 2018

Florida Repertory Theatre Education's production of REFUGEE, adapted by Eric Coble from Alan Gratz's New York Times bestselling novel and directed by Kody C. Jones, shines a light on the refugee experience from the perspective of three different young people in three different places and times. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces PWYC Partner For A DOLL'S HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz announced today that the "Pay It Forward with Pay What You Can" partner for WTT's upcoming production of A Doll's House will be local non-profit Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas. (more...)

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Circuit Playhouse's LITTLE WOMEN
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2018

Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff, is proud to present the musical adaptation of an American masterpiece. (more...)

BWW Interview: DANCING AT LUGHNASA at Everyman Theatre Director Amber Paige McGinnis
by Charles Shubow - Sep 25, 2018

I had the opportunity to meet the DirectorChoreographer of Everyman Theatre's DANCING AT LUGHNASA after opening night at Forno's Restaurant. She was a real delight and I thought would make a good interview. I was so right! (more...)

Lotus World Music & Arts Festival Celebrates 25 Years
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

The 25th¬†annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival will fill the streets of downtown Bloomington, Indiana with sights and sounds from around the globe (September 27-30, 2018).¬† Thirty international artists, free large-scale art installations, and events for all ages will fill 14 downtown Bloomington venues with palpable energy and an eclectic blend of global sound and spectacle. Venues range in style from the historic Buskirk-Chumley Theater, to contemplative church settings, to pavement-quaking outdoor dance tents and even a pop-up 360¬į video-immersion space. Music genres span continents and cultures, including Colombian marimba, Hawaiian hula, Malian desert groove, high-energy Congolese soukous, Swedish folk rock, contemporary American string music, and more.¬† A complete list of artists is available below or at¬†lotusfest.org.¬† All-inclusive, weekend, and single-day passes are available for online, phone, and walk-up purchase via the¬†BCT Box Office.¬†¬† (more...)

BWW Review: Case Study of Allyship in THE AGITATORS at Park Square Theatre
by Karen Bovard - Oct 9, 2018

Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony were friends for 45 years through tumultuous times. The strategic interests of their respective causes did not always align, which caused rifts between them. In AGITATORS, Playwright Mat Smart has mined this rich terrain to create an episodic examination of their relationship, fully aware of the relevance it has to the present. (more...)

The North Carolina Symphony Presents BROADWAY SINGS FOR FLORENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

The North Carolina Symphony and five Broadway stars will be raising funds for hurricane relief and recovery during the Broadway Sings for Florence concert on Monday, Oct. 22 at Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Mosaic Theater Company Announces THE AGITATORS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Mosaic Theater Company of DC is proud to announce the DC premiere of The Agitators by Mat Smart. This historical, yet extraordinarily topical play examines the 45-year friendship and occasional rivalry of two American icons-Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony. (more...)

BWW Interview: Karen Paisley of THE ORPHANS' HOME CYCLE at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
by Alan Portner - Oct 31, 2018

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre (MET), now located in the historic Warwick Theater on Main Street in Kansas City adjacent to the Plaza District presents 'The Orphans' Home Cycle' continuing in repertory until November 18. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Presents AMERICA'S MISSISSIPPI
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Smithsonian Channel turns its lens on the mighty Mississippi, a leviathan that carves through the American landscape and shapes the nation like no other river, in a new, visually stunning three-part series, AMERICA'S MISSISSIPPI. Connecting the east to the west, the country to the city and America to the world, this iconic river supports and challenges both humans and animals ¬Ė beginning as a mere trickle, beating through the heartland and becoming a wild force as it drives south toward the Gulf of Mexico. Filmed in ultra-high definition to reveal the true beauty of the river, the series captures the extraordinary abundance and diversity of wildlife that lives along North America's greatest waterway. AMERICA'S MISSISSIPPI premieres Wednesday, December 5 at 8 PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. (more...)


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VIDEO: Preview Playhouse on the Square's LITTLE WOMEN
by Stage Tube - Oct 3, 2018

Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff, is proud to present the musical adaptation of an American masterpiece. (more...)

Norm Lewis, Alice Ripley, and More to Perform at ROCKERS ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

The Path Fund Inc. is pleased to announce the initial list of performers that will appear at the 25th Annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY will honor legendary Rock & Roll drummer from Bad Company and Free, SIMON KIRKE, and two-time TONY Award winner for Fun Home, Assassins - MICHAEL CERVERIS. (more...)

Stars Come Out for BROADWAY SINGS FOR FLORENCE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Performers from some of the biggest hits on Broadway will be raising funds for hurricane relief and recovery during the Broadway Sings for Florence concert on Monday, Oct. 22 at Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

New Exhibit Explores How Race Relations Shaped Morris County
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

A new exhibition in Morristown explores 300 years of race relation in New Jersey through the lens of Morris County, New Jersey. This is the first comprehensive exhibition to trace the sometimes fraught history of the relationship between blacks and whites in Morris County. It traces early days of slavery to visits from civil rights pioneers including Frederick Douglas, Booker T. Washington, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The exhibition, The Ties That Bind: How Race Relations Shapes Morris County and New Jersey, 1688-2018, asks visitors to take a hard look at the history of race relations in the past and consider ways of moving forward in the current climate of racial tension in America. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Ford's Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault announced that acclaimed Washington actor Craig Wallace will return to Ford's to perform the role of Ebenezer Scrooge for the company's holiday production of A Christmas Carol. Performances of the classic Charles Dickens story begin November 15 and continue for a six-and-a-half-week engagement through December 30, 2018. This "musically high-spirited" and "infectiously jolly" (The Washington Post) production is adapted by Michael Wilson and directed by Michael Baron. (more...)

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Sets November Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

From November 8 to 18, Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will present 'The November Readings Series,' with readings of eight plays at Castillo Theatre, 543 W 42nd Street.  This series is devoted to brilliant one- and two-character plays, a dramatic form that most theaters neglect.  It will be used to develop African-American writers and to select plays that New Federal Theatre may present as full productions in its 2019-20 season.  The lineup includes works by Trevor Rhone, Howard Craft, Edgar Nkosi White, J.E. Franklin, Ivy Omere, Larry Muhammad, Richie McCall and Reginald T. Jackson.  Suggested donation is $10 and tickets can be purchased at www.castillo.org. The box office number is 212-941-1234.  For complete info, visit:  www.newfederaltheatre.org. (more...)

BWW Review: Dobama's JOHN Too Much To Do About Nothing
by Roy Berko - Oct 26, 2018

Annie Baker is the author of 'The Flick,' which had an award-winning production at Dobama last March (e.g., Cleveland Critics Circle and Broadwayworld.com recognitions). That script was clever, thought-provoking and generally mesmerizing. (more...)

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre Presents THE ORPHANS' CYCLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Rarely produced in its entirety, the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre (MET) will present all three plays in Horton Foote's epic The Orphans' Cycle beginning October 27 and running in repertory through November 18, 2018. This massive production utilizes 30 veteran performers from across the Metro KC area in 64 roles throughout the expansive production. The heroic story follows the life of one man, Horace Robedaux, as he navigates his extended family and community, his relationships, and the hardships of life in the vast and changing landscape of the country in the tumultuous the turn of the century and WW1. The cycle chronicles a generation reeling from The Civil War and struggling with Reconstruction. Over the years, further changes disrupt the town, including an economic shift, a World War and a flu pandemic - all chillingly relevant today. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Stars Sang For Hurricane Florence Relief in Raleigh
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2018

Performers from some of the biggest hits on Broadway recently raised funds for hurricane relief and recovery during the Broadway Sings for Florence concert on Monday, Oct. 22 at Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre To Present STEALING FREEDOM as Part of 'Dare To Be Different' Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

Amas Musical Theatre in celebration of its 50th season, will present Stealing Freedom: The True, Heroic Life of The Extraordinary Captain Smalls, (formerly "Charleston Harbor") with book, music & lyrics by Scott Sublett, the third of four new musicals in development included in this year's "Dare to Be Different" series. Performances are Thursday, November 29 at 3pm & 7pm and Friday, November 30 at 3pmat A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street - 10th Avenue & 53rd Street. (more...)

ROCKERS ON BROADWAY Announces Full Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

The Path Fund Inc. is pleased to announce the full cast of performers that will appear at the 25th Annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY will honor legendary Rock & Roll drummer from Bad Company and Free, SIMON KIRKE, and two-time TONY Award winner for Fun Home, Assassins - MICHAEL CERVERIS. (more...)

Christian Duhamel Hosts Concert Reading of THE UNCIVIL ONES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

Christian Duhamel, recipient of the 2018 Kleban Award for most promising musical librettist, presents a concert reading of his latest musical, The Uncivil Ones, as a benefit for Emerging Artists Theatre's New Work Series on October 28 at 7 pm. (more...)

Time to Dance the Night Away! Meet the Cast of THE PROM- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Oct 23, 2018

The Prom is bringing the party to Broadway! Performances begin tonight, Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Performance, Party And Patriotism Take Center Stage At Jewish Women's Theatre's Fall Party
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Ever since the first Jewish immigrant arrived in America in 1584 with Sir Walter Raleigh, Jewish Americans have made significant contributions to our country.  Their impact is immeasurable and many of their names are household words.  Yet, countless other Jews, unknown to the history books, are unsung heroes.  The stories of their courage, sacrifice and devotion to our country are not often told.  Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) is telling them now in a new show entitled Jews in America that will premiere at its Fall Party in Brentwood on October 28.  (more...)

Oratorio Society Of New York Marks Centenary Of Polish Independence & Armistice
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

On November 11, 2018, at 22 concerts around the world, 100 works by Polish composers will be performed to mark the 100th anniversary of Polish independence. ¬ď100 for 100: Musical Decades of Freedom,¬Ē presented in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York, and PWM Edition, features the season-opening concert of the Oratorio Society of New York, at Carnegie Hall that Sunday at 2:00 pm. (more...)

Sassafras Cannon Returns As A Unique Haunted House Experience
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Ethereal Crack comes back to the haunted house scene after a hiatus in 2017 with an explosive new production where history meets comedy - it is bound to be the largest, wildest Halloween party that you've been to in years. (more...)

Janelle Monae Joins UGLYDOLLS and Harriet Tubman Biopic
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Janelle Monae has landed two film roles, according to Variety. Monae is joining the voice cast of 'UglyDolls' and the cast of 'Harriet.' (more...)

BWW Interviews: Following the Famed Composer's Visit, Utah Is Wild About Wildhorn
by Blair Howell - Oct 2, 2018

The enthusiasm of Utah theatergoers for the works of Frank Wildhorn was wildly evident during the famed composer's three-day visit to Salt Lake City. (more...)

Review Roundup: American Blues Theater's FLYIN' WEST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

American Blues Theater announces the cast for its 2018-2019 season opener, Flyin' West, written by Pearl Cleage and directed by Artistic Affiliate Chuck Smith. Flyin' West features Sydney Charles (Fannie Dove), Wardell Julius Clark (Frank Charles), Tiffany Renee Johnson (Minnie Dove Charles), Joslyn Jones (Miss Leah), Tiffany Oglesby (Sophie Washington) and Henri Watkins (Wil Parish). (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Nick Adams, Lauren Elder & More in Rehearsals for Theatre Calgary's MARY AND MAX
by Stage Tube - Oct 15, 2018

Theatre Calgary is preparing to open Mary and Max - A New Musical, the second world premiere of the 2018-19 season, with music and lyrics by Bobby Cronin, book by Crystal Skillman, directed by Theatre Calgary's Artistic Director Stafford Arima, choreography by Jenn Rapp, and orchestrations and music supervision by Anna Ebbesen. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look At American Blues Theater's FLYIN' WEST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at American Blues Theate's Flyin' West, written by Pearl Cleage and directed by Artistic Affiliate Chuck Smith. Check out the video below! (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Sally Mayes and More to Star in Georgia Stitt, Bob Banghart and John Strand's SNOW CHILD in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Eowyn Ivey's debut novel The Snow Child is reborn as a magical new musical featuring a score that combines Alaskan string-band traditions and contemporary musical theater. On November 17t, SubCulture will present the show in a concert adaptation featuring KATE BALDWIN, MATT BOGART, FINA STRAZZA, GERARD CANONICO, SALLY MAYES and WILLIAM PARRY. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at American Blues Theater's FLYIN' WEST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

American Blues Theater announces the cast for its 2018-2019 season opener, Flyin' West, written by Pearl Cleage and directed by Artistic Affiliate Chuck Smith. Flyin' West features Sydney Charles (Fannie Dove), Wardell Julius Clark (Frank Charles), Tiffany Renee Johnson (Minnie Dove Charles), Joslyn Jones (Miss Leah), Tiffany Oglesby (Sophie Washington) and Henri Watkins (Wil Parish). (more...)

James Cromwell Joins Cast of Epix's BERLIN STATION
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Premium television network¬†EPIX¬ģ¬†announced today iconic Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell has joined the new season of¬†Berlin Station, a 10-episode modern-day spy series that will get its third season premiere Monday,¬†December 3 at 9pm ET/PT. (more...)

BWW Review: Spooky SUMMERLAND at Washington Stage Guild
by Pamela Roberts - Oct 1, 2018

October is the ideal time to delve into the afterlife and commune with disquieted spirits. Washington Stage Guild presents the DC-area premiere of Summerland, the story of a post-Civil War "spirit photographer" to whom distraught mourners turn for images of their dead loved ones, and of the New York City police officer who is committed to prove he's a fraud. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Day One of Rehearsals For ROCKERS ON BROADWAY
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 9, 2018

The Path Fund Inc.¬†will present the 25th Annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY¬ģ Monday, November 12, which will honor legendary Rock & Roll drummer from Bad Company and Free, SIMON KIRKE, and two-time TONY Award winner for Fun Home, Assassins - MICHAEL CERVERIS. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Hosts See And Be Scene Preview For 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Philadelphia Theatre Company invites theatre lovers to See and Be Scene, a one-night only staged-reading showcase on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 7:00pm. Producing Artistic Director Paige Price has assembled some of the hottest talent in local theatre for an up-close-and-personal preview of potential work for the company's 2019-2020 season. (more...)

Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. Shively, Kennedy Caughell, and More Star
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership. (more...)

Spike Lee to Direct FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW Film
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Variety reports Spike Lee will¬†¬ďFrederick¬†Douglass¬†Now,¬Ē his third movie adaptation of a one-man stage show by¬†Roger Guenveur Smith, after¬†¬ďA Huey P. Newton Story¬Ē and ¬ďRodney King.¬Ē (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Announces Its December 2018 Premieres
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

Smithsonian Channel announces its December 2018 premieres, which includes 'America's Mississippi,' 'Laws of the Lizard,' 'Marilyn Monroe for Sale,' more! (more...)

BWW Interview: Mark Campbell of SILENT NIGHT at The Kennedy Center
by Rachael Goldberg - Nov 18, 2018

Mark Campbell is a DC native, and librettist of 28 operas, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera 'Silent Night,' which is currently playing at the Kennedy Center. Campbell has also written a number of musicals, and is currently working on multiple projects. (more...)

Exclusive Interview: Serenbe Playhouse's Brian Clowdus Announces 2019 Season, 'America'
by Sally Henry - Nov 15, 2018

Atlanta's Serenbe Playhouse, best-known for its immersive, outdoor setting (you know, the theatre that casually staged TITANIC on a real body of water this summer) has just announced its 2019 season lineup. (more...)

Full Casting And Creative Team Announced For Tell Them I'm Still Young- American Theater Group At SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

American Theater Group proudly announces the full cast and creative team for its World Premiere production of Tell Them I'm Still Young, a new play by Julia Doolittle, at the South Orange Performing Arts Center January 24 - February 3, 2019. Joining the previously announced Andre Braugher (Homicide: Life on the Streets, Men of a Certain Age, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Michele Pawk (Hollywood Arms, Hairspray, Mamma Mia) are Janice Amaya (Seen/Unseen) and Seth Clayton (The Madrid). (more...)

PBS Announces Winter-Spring 2019 Primetime Schedule
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

PBS today announced its Winter-Spring 2019 primetime schedule, featuring a season brimming with new drama, music, arts, history, science, nature and more, as well as returning seasons of favorite series. (more...)

PBS' Lidia Celebrates America: A Heartland Holiday Feast To Air 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

This holiday season, renowned chef, author and food ambassador Lidia Bastianich travels to rural communities across the U.S. to explore the patchwork of traditions that make up America's diverse cuisine, in a holiday celebration of big meals from small towns. (more...)

Renowned Chef Journeys To Small-Town America To Learn Food Traditions & Celebrations
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

This holiday season, renowned chef, author and food ambassador Lidia Bastianich travels to rural communities across the U.S. to explore the patchwork of traditions that make up America's diverse cuisine, in a holiday celebration of big meals from small towns. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 11/1: TORCH SONG Officially Opens, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 1, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Torch Song officially opens on Broadway tonight, and more! (more...)

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