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The Women is a comedy of manners by Clare Boothe Luce.



The play is an acerbic commentary on the pampered lives and power struggles of various wealthy Manhattan socialites and up-and-comers and the gossip that propels and damages their relationships. While men frequently are the subject of their lively discussions and play an important role in the action on-stage, they are strictly characters mentioned but never seen.



The original Broadway production, directed by Robert B. Sinclair, opened on December 26, 1936 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it ran for 657 performances with an all-female cast that included Arlene Francis, Ilka Chase, and Marjorie Main.


Bravo Brings Big Drama in THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY Three-Part Reunion Kicking Off Wednesday, 8/16
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Bravo Media's “The Real Housewives of New York City” winds the summer down with a three-part reunion beginning Wednesday, August 16 at 9pm ET/PT. Host Andy Cohen looks back on a season filled with accusations, love triangles, laughter and major revelations with housewives Bethenny Frankel, Carole Radziwill, Dorinda Medley, Luann D'Agostino, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, and newcomer Tinsley Mortimer. For a sneak peek, click here: http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-york-city/season-9/videos/heres-your-first-look-at-the-rhony-reunion (more...)

Michael Feinstein, James Monroe Iglehart, Savion Glover, Alvin Ailey and More Set for NJPAC@20: FRIENDS IN CONCERT!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Symphonic music, tap, R&B, modern dance, American Song and all that jazz, performed by an array of artists beloved by audiences around the world, will be experienced for one night only in "NJPAC@20: Friends in Concert!" on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). This special occasion at 7 p.m. in Prudential Hall celebrates the Arts Center's 20th anniversary season (2017-18). (more...)

Mercedes Ellington To Receive Spirit of '45 Award At 1st Annual NIGHT OF SWING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Mercedes Ellington To Receive Spirit of '45 Award At 1st Annual "Night of Swing" Saturday,  Aug. 12 at Wyndham New Yorker Hotel Honoring America's  Greatest Generation ; Co-Hosted By United War Veteran Council, Former GIs And Their Gals Will       Swing to Music of  Ellington, Goodman,  Miller, Dorsey & Basie (more...)

Shnit Short Films to Celebrate Women Directors in A TASTE OF SHNIT at the Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

Ahead of the main shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival in October,  shnit Cape Town has teamed up with The Alexander Bar once again to bring A TASTE OF SHNIT to the Mother City, screening the best short films that shnit has to offer, with a selection of thought-provoking and exciting films made by female directors from all around the world in celebration of  Women's Month. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Presenting Mental Health From A New Perspective, 4:48 PSYCHOSIS Is A Captivating Expression Of Severe Depression
by Jade Kops - Aug 19, 2017

Sarah Kane's final play 4:48 PSYCHOSIS, about the still somewhat taboo topics of clinical depression and suicide, is a perfect fit for Old Fitz Theatre's 2017 season of Unspoken subjects. (more...)

NewSchool of Architecture & Design to Host Women In Architecture Summer Film Festival Focused on Women Visionaries and Healthy Urbanism
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

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BWW Interview: Liz Neumark of GREAT PERFORMANCES, KATCHKIE FARM and THE SYLVIA CENTER
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 18, 2017

Since launching Great Performances (GP) in 1980 as a staffing agency offering part-time employment for women in the arts, Liz Neumark has orchestrated its transformation into one of the country's foremost catering and food service companies, lauded for its commitment to seasonal ingredients, innovative culinary presentations and exceptional service. (more...)

Queer|Art|Film Sets Fall 2017 Season at IFC Center
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Queer|Art, the New York City-based non-profit, has announced the Fall 2017 season of Queer|Art|Film at IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue at West 3rd St.), September 11-December 4. (more...)

Female Empowerment is Front and Center at Big Dreams & Silver Screens' 5th Anniversary Celebration of the Rahway International Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Rahway International Film Festival is now celebrating its Fifth Anniversary as well as its first year under the newly minted non-profit organization, Big Dreams & Silver Screens.  (more...)

E! Launches First Post-Show Podcast with New Series CLAP BACK: THE OFFICIAL WAGS PODCAST
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

E! announced today that it will expand its non-linear programming lineup to bring fans even more custom content with the introduction of new post-show podcast, CLAP BACK: THE OFFICIAL WAGS PODCAST hosted on the Art19 platform and distributed through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Googleplay (more...)

OTRimprov to Present 2017 Improv Festival of Cincinnati
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

OTRimprov presents the 4th Annual Improv Festival of Cincinnati (IF Cincy). (more...)

NBC Sports to Present Live Coverage of Team USA Eagles vs. New Zealand Black Ferns, 8/22
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Following the Team USA Women's Eagles march through pool play of the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup, NBCSN will present live coverage of the Eagles' semifinal match against the New Zealand Black Ferns on Tuesday at noon ET. (more...)

Win Tickets to See Andy Mientus's BURN ALL NIGHT on Opening Night at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Today, the American Repertory Theater, TBD Theatricals, and the team of Burn All Night announce a digital scavenger hunt. (more...)

Vaneese Thomas to Celebrate Women of Soul at the Halloran Centre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

???????The On Stage at the Halloran Centre music series kicks off with "A Tribute to The Women of Soul" by VANEESE THOMAS with special guest CARLA THOMAS on Friday, September 8th at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now for this memorable evening of music. (more...)

Haven Theatre Announces Full Line-Up for DIRECTORS HAVEN 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Haven Theatre is pleased to announce the line-up for its third DIRECTORS HAVEN, the company's ever-growing initiative showcasing the talents of three early career directors. This season, Kristen Johnson directs Vaclav Havel's riveting political satire THE PROTEST, Ian Martin helms Amiri Baraka's THE TOILET, a powerful look at love and empathy, and Lexi Saunders directs Rachel Dubose's sharply funny and biting new play THE DEPARTURE. The three fully-produced productions will run back-to-back in one program. DIRECTOR'S HAVEN 2017 will play October 16 - November 1, 2017 at Haven Theatre's resident home, The Den Theatre (2A), 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. All performances are pay-what-you-can. Tickets are currently available at haventheatrechicago.com.  (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Netflix's Upcoming Documentary Series FIRE CHASERS
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Plunge daringly into the world of wildfires -- check out the trailer for the upcoming documentary series FIRE CHASERS, launching globally on Netflix September 8. (more...)

Pen Parentis to Host WRITING ABOUT WAR Literary Salon at Andaz Wall Street
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

We learn about war in images and process our opinions in words. On September 12th, 2017, launching the sixteenth season of Pen Parentis Literary Salons in Lower Manhattan, novelists JESSICA SHATTUCK, XAVIER TREVINO and WHITNEY TERRELL, share the spotlight to discuss their extensive experiences writing about war. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony & Pops to Present Annual MOONLIGHT SONATA Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The Pasadena Symphony Association will host their annual Moonlight Sonata Gala on Saturday, September 23, 2017, which promises to be an unforgettable night filled with entertainment, music and dancing held at Pasadena's historic City Hall. (more...)

Upcoming Auditions in the Nashville Area for August 16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 16, 2017

Looking for a challenging role or to embark upon a new onstage adventure? Here is the latest audition information to come across the BroadwayWorld Nashville newsdesk. Want your audition information to be included? Send your information to jeffrey@bwayworld.com. (more...)

Scoop: BACHELOR IN PARADISE on ABC - Tuesday, August 22, 2017
by - Aug 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on BACHELOR IN PARADISE , airing on ABC on Tuesday, August 22, 2017! (more...)

TLC's MY GIANT LIFE Returns with New Season of Tall Tales, 9/17
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Being extraordinarily tall will certainly help anyone stand out, but for The Women featured on MY GIANT LIFE, their height sometimes is the only thing people seem to notice. Returning for the season 3 premiere on Sunday, September 17th at 10/9c, Haleigh, Alicia Jay, Katja, Lindsay, Krista and Coco will take viewers inside their everyday lives as they deal with issues that far surpass height than ever before. (more...)

AstonRep Theatre to Launch 2017-18 Season with 1984 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

AstonRep Theatre Company will launch its 2017-18 season with 1984, a chilling view of a world controlled by a totalitarian government, based on George Orwell's classic novel, adapted for the stage by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall Jr. and William A. Miles and directed by Artistic Director Robert Tobin*.  (more...)

2017 P&G GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS Begins this Thursday on NBC Sports
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

NBC Sports Group kicks off live coverage of the 2017 P&G Gymnastics Championships from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., this week, beginning this Thursday, August 17, with the men's competition at 10:30 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Coverage continues with The Women's competition this Friday, August 18, live at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and culminates this Sunday, August 20, with The Women's competition at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. (more...)

THE REVLON GIRL Comes to Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Following a critically acclaimed and sell-out tour across Wales last year, The Revlon Girl will come to PARK90 in September after a run at the Edinburgh Festival which is supported by The Arts Council of Wales. Written by composer and writer Neil Anthony Docking, The Revlon Girl is a poignant, heart-breaking and tender new play which explores a terrible episode in Welsh history and tells a story of amazing courage, hope and humour. (more...)

Madeline Kennedy Shares New Toro Y Moi-Produced Track via The Fader
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Seattle born and Oakland based multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Madeline Kenney will release her Toro Y Moi-produced debut album next month, and today she previews it with another excellent track. (more...)

Midwest Premiere of Conor McPherson's THE VEIL Opens This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Idle Muse Theatre Company's season eleven, which features plays exploring women achieving self-definition in a world that tries to define them in relationship to the men around them, opens the Midwest premiere of The Veil written by playwright Conor McPherson directed by guest artist Ann Kreitman this month. (more...)

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Presents JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

When a leader is no longer trusted, where is the line between patriotism and personal ambition? (more...)

New Book Features Interviews with Women from '70's & '80's Punk Rock Scene
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The punk rock scene of the 1970s and '80s in Southern California is widely acknowledged as one of the most vibrant and creative periods in rock and roll. Over the years, many books have come out exploring this explosive time in music and culture, but none have exclusively focused on the vitality and influence of The Women who played such a crucial role in this incredibly dynamic movement. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter Brian Mackey Releases Heart Wrenching 'Learn To Be' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Brian Mackey knows: there are few things in life as brutal as a breakup. Once accustomed to the support of a partner, it can be nearly impossible to stand alone; it's no great exaggeration to say it's like being forced to learn to walk again. (more...)

BIGSOUND Festival Announces Program and Timetable
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

In case you weren't excited enough for your yearly live music pilgrimage to Brisbane's Fortitude Valley Live Music Precinct for a sensory overload of music, BIGSOUND Festival has shown all its cards, dropping all the tools you need today to choose your own sonic adventure.  (more...)

Blackfriars Theatre to Open 2017-18 Season with TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Blackfriars Theatre leads the way into the 2017-2018 Theatre Season with a wild new take on Shakespeare's most charming comedy, Twelfth Night. (more...)

Dark Psychological Thriller IDEATION Coming to New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Ideation, September 2-24, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be on Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30pm. (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).  (more...)

BWW Review: Fall Into the RING OF FIRE at The Belmont
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 14, 2017

The Johnny Cash jukebox musical comes with a sizzling stage band and over thirty Cash numbers you can sing along to. (more...)

Soaking WET Comes to West End Theater 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Thursday-Sunday, September 14-17 West End Theater, 263 West 86th Street (2nd floor of the Church) Tickets: $20 Reservations: www.brownpapertickets.com  or 1-800-838-3006 (more...)

Oxygen Media Examines the Drew Peterson Case in SNAPPED NOTORIOUS, 8/25
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Oxygen Media's critically-acclaimed true-crime franchise, “Snapped,” now in its 21st season, will premiere SNAPPED NOTORIOUS: DREW PETERSON, an eye-opening two-hour special (more...)

BWW Review: Take Your Wash to the Hudson and the HONKY TONK LAUNDRY
by Don Grigware - Aug 14, 2017

Remember The Marvelous Wonderettes and Life Could Be a Dream? Creator Roger Bean had two tremendous musical hits in these shows. The Marvelous Wonderettes featured four FBF, and Life... four guy pals. They both focused on living your dream to the fullest, and featured young teens aspiring to the max. Both had great background pop songs of the 50s, 60 and beyond. Wonderettes went beyond the teen years with two sequels Winter Wonderettes and Caps and Gowns, in which we saw the gals grow up and meet life's struggles head on. On the shelf since about 2005, Honky Tonk Laundry is Bean's two character musical a la Always Patsy Cline, where he took pop country music and let two ladies have their way with it. They become best friends in the process, compared to Thelma and Louise. Currently onstage at the Hudson in Hollywood, Honky Tonk Laundry is a big audience winner due to its dynamic stars Bets Malone and Misty Cotton, who sing and act the bejesus out of it. Some might call it overkill with anyone else, but these two uber talents keep the audience begging for more. In Roger Bean musicals, the plot is slight and overshadowed by the fun musical numbers and silly dia (more...)

BWW Review: N.E. Premiere of Israel Horovitz Comedy, OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 14, 2017

Founding Artistic Director of Gloucester Stage Company returns to direct the New England premiere of his latest comedy, OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES. Paula Plum, Sarah Hickler, Obehi Janice, and Debra Wise play four diverse women who meet in a spacious Paris apartment to remember and memorialize the recently departed 100-year old man who had lived there and loved them all during the last half century. (more...)

BWW Review: PORTRAIT of the Cabaret Series at The Trust, Lancaster
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 13, 2017

Reji Woods Productions offers its annual PORTRAIT OF A LADY series. The divas are back and they're bigger than ever. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents Teri Bibb in ONCE UPON A SONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Celebrate the singers and songs of the silver screen when Broadway leading lady TERI BIBB debuts her new concert ONCE UPON A SONG as part of the 2017 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company. Bibb's soaring soprano has thrilled audiences across the continent and throughout the world. In addition to performing on Broadway and tour as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (more than 1,000 performances), she has given a command performance at the White House, on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," and on the stages of Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall and London's Royal Albert Hall, (more...)

Creede Repertory Theatre Presents the 2017 Headwaters New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

CRT's Headwaters New Play Festival is the source of new plays in the West, and fosters the development of new plays for CRT's stages and beyond. 2017 Playwrights will spend one week in development with a cast, director, and dramaturg at Creede Repertory Theatre, culminating in public readings and performances August 25th-26th. (more...)

Ashley Griffin Becomes First Person Nominated for a Major Award for Playing and Directing HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Ashley Griffin has been nominated for three major New York Innovative Theater Awards for her work on A.N.O.N. Productions' He For She inspired HAMLET - Best Leading Actress, Best Director and Best Revival of a Play. Ms. Griffin is now the first person in history to be nominated for a significant award for both playing Hamlet and directing HAMLET.* A.N.O.N. Productions' widely heralded, hit production of HAMLET premiered in 2015 and returned in 2016. (more...)

Crashbox Theater Announces New Programs in 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Crashbox Theater Company, a downtown arts organization led by women and focused on the development of new work by emerging voices, announces two new programs in their upcoming season. In its seven years of programming, Crashbox has developed and promoted the work of over 30 playwrights and collaborated with over 300 artists through programs like reading series, Read. Play. Write., which will return this fall for its sixth season, and the Living Room Reading series, focusing on providing dramaturgical insight and curated attention for the further development of early drafts of new plays. (more...)

THE REMBRANDT, Starring John Mahoney and Francis Guinan, Starts Next Month at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company opens its 42nd Season with the Chicago premiere of The Rembrandt, written by Jessica Dickey and directed by Hallie Gordon. (more...)

BWW Feature: Strong Women Get Their Due on Stage in August
by Ellen Dostal - Aug 11, 2017

If you were captivated by the film Hidden Figures and its story of The Women known as 'human computers' who saved John Glenn's NASA space mission, get ready for Lauren Gunderson's play SILENT SKY, opening this month at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Theatre, Music, Poetry and More Slated for Irish Arts Center's Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, has announced its fall 2017 season. The lineup epitomizes IAC's commitment to building community with a diversity of arts institutions, artists and audiences - in New York, across America, and abroad. (more...)

Tom Maoli Asks Residents To Vote - 'Mansion In May' - Save The Abbey Or Tear It Down
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

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Zhaopin Kicks off Nominations for China's Best Employer Award 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

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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...)

Columbus Symphony Chorus to Hold Auditions, 8/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The Columbus Symphony Chorus will hold auditions for the 2017-18 season at 6:30 pm on Monday and Tuesday, August 21 and 22, at the Ohio Theatre. (more...)

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