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Civic Ensemble Announces Summer Festival Of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Civic Acts: New Plays Toward The Beloved Community is Civic Ensemble's new play festival in Ithaca featuring new political plays by nationally and internationally renowned playwrights whose work centers on women and people of color. These plays deal with the challenges our communities face in moving society toward what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called The Beloved Community. Civic Acts is one of the rare new play festivals in the United States devoted to socially-engaged theatre. The Beloved Community, first articulated by early 20th-century philosophers Josiah Royce and Randolph Bourne, is a vision where people of diverse racial, ethnic, educational, class, gender, sexual orientation backgrounds/identities seek to realize justice within the community and in the broader world. (more...)

Photo Flash: Westport Country Playhouse Presents FLYIN' WEST
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2018 Season with an uplifting tale of bravery, pride, and sisterhood, "Flyin' West," written by Pearl Cleage and directed by Seret Scott, playing May 29 through June 16.  This year marks the historic theater's 88th season. (more...)

History Greenlights TV Documentary GRANT in Association with Lionsgate from Appian Way and RadicalMedia
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

History Greenlights TV Documentary GRANT in Association with Lionsgate from Appian Way and RadicalMedia (more...)

New American History Curriculum Develops Imagery for Comprehension
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

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Barn Theatre Announces THE CIVIL WAR Starring Robert Newman
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

???????The Barn opens its 72nd season with Frank Wildhorn's musical extravaganza playing one week only -  June 5 - 10! (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up On PBS American Experience: THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT To Have National PBS Broadcast Debut on
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up On PBS American Experience: THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT To Have National PBS Broadcast Debut, airing on ABC today, May 29, 2018! (more...)

MAN OF LA MANCHA, THOUSAND PINES Premiere and More Set for Westport Country Playhouse's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2018 season, featuring five productions that are big for the soul, according to Artistic Director Mark Lamos. The Connecticut professional theater's lineup includes two comedies, one modern and one classic; a drama; a musical; and a world premiere, running from May 29 through November 17. (more...)

A Very Musical Memorial Day - Broadway Tributes the Troops!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2018

Once a year, Americans remember the lives lost in service to our great country. Stories of past wars, undying patriotism and true courage have been the topics of countless films, television series, and of course, stage productions. Today, we celebrate our armed forces with just a few musical numbers from shows that tribute their sacrifice. (more...)

BWW Review: CROSSING at Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts
by Maria Nockin - May 26, 2018

On May 25, 2018, Los Angeles Opera presented a concert version of Matthew Aucoin's third opera, CROSSING. This work was first seen in Boston in June of 2015. Its story deals with Walt Whitman's stint as a volunteer at a Civil War military hospital near Washington DC. In 1862, (more...)

The Encore Musical Theatre Company Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

The Encore Musical Theatre Company presents West Side Story, running June 21st through August 12th, 2018. West Side Story is directed by Daniel C. Cooney, music directed by Tyler Driskill, and choreographed by Matthew Brennan. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up On PBS American Experience: THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT To Have National PBS Broadcast Debut on
by TV Scoop - May 24, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up On PBS American Experience: THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT To Have National PBS Broadcast Debut, airing on ABC on Tuesday, May 29, 2018! (more...)

Watch LIVE: BWW Chats with COME FROM AWAY's Chad Kimball
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

On Thursday, May 24, (5:30pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with star of Come From Away, Chad Kimball! Don't forget to tune in to our official Facebook page to submit your questions live or send us questions in advance on Twitter @BroadwayWorld with #AskChadBWW. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium for 'Flyin' West'
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse's Sunday Symposium on June 3, following a 3 p.m. performance of Pearl Cleage's play "Flyin' West," will feature guest speaker Michele Mitchell, associate professor of history at New York University. The Playhouse Sunday Symposium program is free and open to the public. Mitchell will engage in a conversation about the play with David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. (more...)

BWW Live Will Chat with COME FROM AWAY's Chad Kimball This Thursday!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

On Thursday, May 24, (5:30pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with star of Come From Away, Chad Kimball! Don't forget to tune in to our official Facebook page to submit your questions live or send us questions in advance on Twitter @BroadwayWorld with #AskChadBWW. (more...)

Round House Theatre Announces Casting For 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Round House Theatre announces casting for the five mainstage shows that will comprise its 41st season. "Our 2018-2019 Season launches our exciting Resident Artist program, and once again confirms our longstanding value to prioritize the use of local artists, with more than 90% of our artists hailing from the DC area," says Artistic Director Ryan Rilette. "We're thrilled to pair the best DC artists with some of the most exciting new plays and modern classics in American theatre. It's a season you won't want to miss."  (more...)

OSF To Celebrate Juneteenth
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host its annual Juneteenth Celebration on Monday, June 18. The day's activities include a variety show, a play reading, a tribute to G. Valmont Thomas and a roundtable discussion. All events are free or pay what you can, though donations will be accepted for the Juneteenth Scholarship Fund and future Juneteenth celebrations. (more...)

Henry Nary Announces the Release of 'Allred's Deed'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

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Donja R. Love's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS to Explore Civil War LGBT Love at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love and directed by Saheem Ali (Twelfth Night for the Public Theater's Mobile Unit), as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

The Coterie's 40th Anniversary Season Features Plays, Musicals, Premieres, and Classics That Bring Generations Together
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Nationally-recognized as one of the nation's leading producers of new works of theatre for young people and their families, The Coterie Theatre announces its 40th Anniversary Season will entertain, engage, and serve as memorable experiences that all generations of the family can share. Highlighted in the season of two plays and four musicals, selected by Producing Artistic Director, Jeff Church, will be the world premiere of a new play about a teenaged Martin Luther King Jr., by noted local screenwriter and playwright, Kevin Willmott, and a new musical inspired by music made famous by The Beatles. (more...)

MTC's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Performances begin tomorrow - Tuesday, June 5 - for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love, directed by Saheem Ali.  (more...)

VIDEO: Westport Country Playhouse Opens 2018 Season with FLYIN' WEST
by Stage Tube - Jun 4, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2018 Season with an uplifting tale of bravery, pride, and sisterhood, "Flyin' West," written by Pearl Cleage and directed by Seret Scott, playing May 29 through June 16.  This year marks the historic theater's 88th season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Nicole Stratton of LITTLE WOMEN - THE MUSICAL at Logos Theatre
by Neil Shurley - Jun 29, 2018

We asked director Nicole Stratton to share with BWW readers a little about the production. She told us about the beauty of the music, the challenges of trying to direct yourself on stage, and how her own childhood dreams resonate with this story. (more...)

Lauren Elder, Anthony Galde, and More Lead World Premiere Of MARY AND MAX - A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Theatre Calgary's artistic director Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Broadway; Carrie, Off-Broadway revival; Altar Boyz, Off-Broadway) is thrilled to officially announce the casting for the world premiere of Mary and Max - A New Musical, with music and lyrics by Bobby Cronin, book by Crystal Skillman, directed by Arima, choreography by Jenn Rapp, and orchestrations and music supervision by Anna Ebbesen. (more...)

Publisher Releases Free Children's Audiobook Collections & CCSS Resources
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

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BWW Review: Donja R. Love's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS Depicts Gay Love Between Slaves During The Civil War
by Michael Dale - Jun 26, 2018

"The existence of queer people of color, particularly of African descent, has repeatedly been washed over, or forgotten altogether," writes Donja R. Love, whose SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS is receiving a handsome and well-acted production from Manhattan Theatre Club, via director Sahaam Ali. (more...)

MTC Extends SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Due to popular demand, Manhattan Theatre Club announces one additional week of performances for the world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds. (more...)

BWW Review: Beautifully Sung Revival of THE COLOR PURPLE Enraptures OC
by Michael Quintos - Jun 22, 2018

While its original production, as most Broadway shows go, offered the expected big sets, first-rate costumes, and impressive production values, the 2015 Tony Award-winning revival production of THE COLOR PUPLE---currently slaying audiences for a week-long stop at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through June 24---is decidedly more subdued and scaled-down by comparison, allowing the songs, the story, and the cast performances to shine on their own merits instead. The resulting show is a powerful, uplifting one, bathed in a loving, spiritual embrace that shines a light on the struggles, the insecurities, the passions, and the tenacity of African-American women living in the early decades of the 20th Century. I can say without hesitation that this revival production is an excellent way to experience this beautiful, touching, and ultimately triumphant musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of MTC's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Sugar in Our Wounds opened on Tuesday, June 19 and is now playing through Sunday, July 8 at MTC's The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Ben Robson Joins the Cast of Upcoming Civil War Drama EMPEROR
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

According to Variety, Ben Robson has joined “Emperor,” The Civil War-abolitionist film directed former Lionsgate exec Mark Amin under his Sobini Films banner. (more...)

The Encore Musical Theatre Company Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Encore Musical Theatre Company presents West Side Story, running June 21st through August 12th, 2018. West Side Story is directed by Daniel C. Cooney, music directed by Tyler Driskill, and choreographed by Matthew Brennan. (more...)

James Cromwell, Bruce Dern, Naturi Naughton, Harry Lennix, Kat Graham, Join Cast of Mark Amin's EMPEROR
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Sobini Films announced today that Oscar®-nominee James Cromwell, two-time Oscar®-nominee Bruce Dern and award-winning actress Naturi Naughton have joined Dayo Okeniyi in the cast in The Civil War-era EMPEROR, directed by Mark Amin, the veteran producer and former Vice Chairman of Lionsgate. Harry Lennix, Kat Graham, Ben Robson and Keean Johnson have also joined to round out the cast. Cromwell and Dern will play John Brown and Levi Coffin, respectively, two of the great heroes of the American abolitionist movement. Naughton plays the role of "Sarah Green," the wife of abolitionist and runaway slave Shields Green. The film is produced by Reginald Hudlin for Hudlin Entertainment and by Cami Winikoff and Amin for Sobini, with a script co-written by Amin and Pat Charles. Sobini's Tyler Boehm is executive producing. UTA is handling domestic sales. EMPEROR is currently in production in Savannah, Georgia.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Baltimore (more...)

Pharrell Williams and Kenya Barris to Collaborate on Juneteenth-Inspired Musical
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

According to Variety, Kenya Barris and Pharrell Williams will collaborate on a stage musical about Juneteenth, the African-American holiday honoring the date that U.S. Army ships forced Texas landowners to free the last of their slaves. It is viewed as the last day of slavery in the United States. (more...)

BWW TV: Inside MTC's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS Opening Tonight
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 19, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love, directed by Saheem Ali opens tonight - Tuesday, June 19. Get a preview of the show below with all new video footage! (more...)

BWW Feature: Composer KRIS BOWERS with Dear White People and For The People
by Debbie Hall - Jun 18, 2018

Emmy-winning composer Kris Bowers scores compositions that step beyond the traditional boundaries of genre to form new and thrilling music. Bowers currently scores Netflix's “Dear White People,” and Shonda Rhimes' “For The People,” starring Hope Davis. (more...)

New Pew Center Grants Include Support For Theater Artists & Projects
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage announced 45 grants today in support of the Philadelphia region's cultural organizations and artists. The 2018 awards total more than $8.7 million and provide funding for 12 Pew Fellowships and 33 Project grants. (more...)

WHO WE ARE: A CHRONICLE OF RACISM IN AMERICA In America To Re-Examine America's 400-Year History Of White Supremacy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

In partnership with Culture Project, Liberated People, and Off Center Productions, Jeffery Robinson, Deputy Legal Director and the Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Trone Center for Justice and Equality, will re-examine America's 400 year history of white supremacy in Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America, a live, interactive performance at The Town Hall Theater in New York City on Tuesday, June 19th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MTC's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Sugar in Our Wounds is now in previews ahead of a Tuesday, June 19 opening night. Check out photos of the production below! (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET Return to DC For Annual Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Free For All, one of the capital's cherished annual traditions, will return this summer to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), offering two weeks of free performances of the Company's 2016 production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, whose hit production of Camelot has extended through July 8 due to popular demand, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from August 21-September 2, providing more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony Winner Beth Leavel from THE PROM
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 10, 2018

She might have once been a drowsy chaperone but the brilliant artist who created her, Beth Leavel, is an energetic life force whose passion for the art of musical theatre is infectious. Beth drops by Shetler Studios to sit down with Rob and Kevin and discuss her incredible career which not only boasts a Tony Award but featured her gracing the Broadway stages of such shows as 42nd Street, Crazy for You, The Civil War, Show Boat, Mamma Mia, The Drowsy Chaperone, Elf, Baby It's You, Bandstand, and the upcoming The Prom. (more...)

Jason Patric to Star in Upcoming Immigrant Drama BONDED
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jason Patric is set to star in the immigrant drama Bonded from writer-director Mohit Ramchandani. (more...)

Piano Forte Presents The Boogie Kings In BOOGIE STOMP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

???????'Boogie Stomp! the Musical ' tells the largely untold tale of American piano music from its origins at the end of The Civil War through to today. (more...)

SummerStage at Leonia Presents WEST SIDE STORY, 7/18-8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

This July and August, Bergen County audiences will be transported back 60 years to the graffiti-filled streets of NYC's Upper West Side, as SummerStage at Leonia presents one of the greatest musicals ever produced, WEST SIDE STORY, at The Civil War Drill Hall Theater in Leonia. (more...)

A Very Musical History Lesson: America 101
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2018

Happy 242nd birthday, America! On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies officially declared independence from Great Britain, forming a brand new nation, which today celebrates over two centuries of freedom and democracy. In that time, our country has been through war and peace, prosperity and poverty, progress and stagnation. (more...)

3 Roads Provides Distribution of TV Series, Films and Documentaries to Amazon Prime
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

3 Roads Communications has opened up distribution of content such as television and web series, documentaries, original films and other video products created by content creators to Amazon Prime. (more...)

Chesterwood To Present Staged Reading Of Harold Holzer's THE LINCOLN FAMILY ALBUM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Chesterwood will present a staged reading of "The Lincoln Family Album", written and moderated by noted Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 5 p.m. in Daniel Chester French's Studio. The presentation is the third program Holzer has written and narrated for Chesterwood and follows the success of previous sold-out performances of Holzer's "Lincoln Speaks." (more...)

BWW Review: A Little Mythology, an Exploration of War at Home and Abroad, and Something Entirely Different – Four Shows at the Capital Fringe
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 15, 2018

I spent an evening and afternoon taking in a few offerings at this year's far more conveniently located Capital Fringe festival in Southwest DC. International Affairs and history nerd that I am, I took in a performance of BLACK CONFEDERATES and the exceptional THE BODY OF A WOMAN AS A BATTLEFIELD IN THE BOSNIAN WAR. I threw in a little musicalized mythology for good measure (Jo Williamson's METAMORPHOSE) as well as an avant-garde and wholly modern dance-theater piece, O MONSTERS, presented by Philadelphia's experimental performance ensemble New Paradise Laboratories. (more...)

BROADWAY CELEBRATES NEW MUSICAL THEATRE at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'Broadway Celebrates New Musical Theatre' on Friday, July 20, 2018, at 11:30 pm. The show features Aaron Alcaraz, Nicholas Barasch, Alana Cauthen, Grace Choi, Karl Josef Co, CJ Eldred, MaryJoanna Grisso, Cory Jeacoma, Noah Plomgren, and Brynn Williams. 'Broadway Celebrates New Musical Theatre' will bring to light the importance of new musical theatre writing and provide a platform for hopeful writers to work with a group of professionals to showcase their work in front of a larger audience. (more...)

Netflix Announces New Argentine Original Series PUERTA 7
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, announced today Puerta 7, its third Argentine original series created by Martin Zimmerman (Ozark, Narcos), written by Patricio Vega (Los Simuladores) and produced by local powerhouse production company Pol-ka, which will be available exclusively on Netflix around the globe in 2019. (more...)

WOODY SEZ Brings Guthrie's Music to People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Four wildly talented actor-musicians deliver a toe-tapping, hand-clapping, sing-along summer experience for all generations in Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, back by popular demand at People's Light. Folk revolutionary Guthrie showed you can strum a revolution with joy. Current troubadour David M. Lutken and friends celebrate the fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life of the legend who inspired Dylan, Springsteen, DiFranco, and an entire songwriting tradition. Featuring 15 instruments, 25 songs, and comprised almost entirely of Guthrie's own words, Woody Sez runs August 1-26 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage in Malvern. (more...)

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