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The Women - 2001 - Broadway

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.

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2020
Composers Niloufar Iravani, Leanna Primiani, and Hilary Purrington will each receive orchestral commissions of $15,000 as part of the Women Composers Readings and Commissions program, an initiative of the League of American Orchestras, in partnership with American Composers Orchestra (ACO) and supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
The New Group Off Stage and NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) have announced Facing the Rising Tide: A free digital festival of play readings and conversations about environmental racism, the climate crisis and hope featuring five plays, each followed by a discussion.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
Dallas Black Dance Theatre takes its virtual events to a new level presenting its Petit Performance live across the Dallas Arts District for patrons to enjoy virtually from their homes. T
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
The Cape Cod Theatre Project presents the second play of its four play benefit season with The Hystericals by veteran playwright's Edith Freni (Total Power Exchange, Buena Vista), directed by Jessica Holt (Magic Theatre, Yale School of Drama).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
Dorset Theatre Festival has announced release dates for two new virtual events. A collection of short pieces written by the Festival's Women Artists Writing Group will be available on-demand starting July 31, and an online reading of New York Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalian's play, Wingspan, will stream August 3-9.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
The OBIE-winning HERE has announced a return to in-person events with the premiere of Cairns, a self-guided soundwalk for Green-Wood Cemetery written and narrated by HERE resident artist Gelsey Bell.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
The Women's Prize for Playwriting has announced their longlist of writers. 1,169 submissions to the Prize were received.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
New York Theatre Barn will host a free live stream of its New Works Series on Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 at 7PM EDT, featuring excerpts from the new musicals Between the Lines and My Little Barbizon. The 45-minute presentation will also feature a conversation with the creators of the new musicals.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
Saxophonist and composer Quinsin Nachoff's career to date has delivered a boundary-crossing body of work that's consistently unpredictable, fearlessly innovative, breathtakingly accomplished, and full of creative passion, constantly increasing its scope to encompass ever greater horizons.
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2020
GRAMMY® Award-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE have returned with 'Banks', the fifth song off their highly anticipated new album Out of Body. The track is available to stream and download starting today.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2020
Outdoor events allowing for social distancing, the debut of a new exhibition about the women's suffrage movement and a series of engaging online presentations are among the August offerings from the National WWI Museum and Memorial.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2020
The Carnegie's Suits That Rock is back - and this year, the rock and roll good times are going virtual. Replacing its original in-person performance dates of Aug. 28 and Sept. 4, Suits That Rock and its previous twelve years of performances will be celebrated exclusively online over the month of August.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2020
Boston Landmarks Orchestra has announced 'She's The First,' a concert celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed and protected women's constitutional right to vote.
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 28, 2020
It would take a global pandemic and quarantine to slow down Natlie Douglas... but her chat with Stephen Mosher would indicate that she isn't slowing down any time soon.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
This summer, three University of Kentucky students are working on bringing theatre to people virtually, through the Womena??s Theatre Festival (WTF) based in Raleigh, North Carolina, which runs through August 1.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
The National WWI Museum and Memorial commemorates the centennial of the 19th Amendment, prohibiting the denial of voting rights on account of gender, with a new exhibition dedicated to telling the story of the women's suffrage movement.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
The OBIE-winning HERE has announced a return to in-person events with the premiere of Cairns, a self-guided soundwalk for Green-Wood Cemetery written and narrated by HERE resident artist Gelsey Bell.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020
Everyman Theatre's Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi is thrilled to announce that actors Felicia Curry and Helen Hedman have joined the organization as members of the Everyman Theatre Resident Company of Artists. Everyman Theatre is one of only a handful of Regional Theatres that has a resident company of professional artists as part of its mission.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020
Today (July 23) in live streaming: a Cinderella Reunion, the Fame gang is back together, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020
The women of the Chicago based comedy group have premiered a new web series which focuses on the drama and tension of Zoom-based work environments. Created by Allison Reese-Shapiro, the series centers around six coworkers as they navigate the pandemic, each other, and unexpected success from the 'comfort' of their homes.
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2020
Today, Disney+ shared two exclusive sneak peek clips from the upcoming new original anthology docuseries, “Marvel's 616.”
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020
Ojai Playwrights Conference has announced a series of online, intimate artistic residencies and programs designed for 2020 circumstances, continuing for the 23rd season the work of developing new plays and providing support for diverse writers both emerging and established.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020
Rialto Summer Cinema Will Close With LES INVISIBLES, a feel-good comedy making a poignant social commentary with a good dose of humour, in which many of the main characters are played by former homeless women who are not professional actresses. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020
Read a piece from actor and Juilliard graduate Johnny Ramey, who hopes to give light to being Black & Brown within our liberal artistic community.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020
Greg Cameron, President and CEO of The Joffrey Ballet, has announced the appointment of Sandi Hartstein as the new President of the Joffrey Women's Board, along with four new Board Officers for the two-year term of 2020-2022.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2020
Playhouse on Park is known for its fun Comedy Nights! Come to the Hill-Stead Museum's outdoor summer series on August 21st at 6:30pm (Rain Date: August 22nd) for 90 minutes of laughs! Linda Belt and Howie Mason will co-headline. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
Today Monumental Women has announced that award-winning actors Jane Alexander, Viola Davis, America Ferrera, Rita Moreno, Zoe Saldana and Meryl Streep will portray Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 'Talking Statues' monologues that will accompany the Women's Rights Pioneers Monument
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2020
 Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today unveiled Academy Award–winning actress Kate Winslet as the recipient of this year's TIFF Tribute Actor Award,
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2020
Today, mission-driven Canadian rock duo, Crown Lands, release their powerful new single, 'End of The Road' with Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2020
Baltimore Center Stage announced today The 19th: Whose Vote Is It Anyway?, a virtual event taking place at 7pm on Monday, August 17th, the eve of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Widely acknowledged as the amendment granting women the right to vote, this event will call attention to the fact that only white women were truly granted suffrage on August 18th, 1920. Featuring musical performances, poetry, theater, and more, this event will both celebrate and interrogate the 19th amendment and what it means for human rights and women, nationwide.
by TV Scoop - Jul 15, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE TITAN GAMES, airing on NBC on Monday, July 27, 2020!
by TV Scoop - Jul 15, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE TITAN GAMES, airing on NBC on Sunday, August 2, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2020
Rebel Engine Entertainment recording artist and singer-songwriter Stephanie Quayle has joined songwriter and producer Alex Kline to begin work on a new project, writing an original song for a documentary about missing and unidentified women in the United States. The song will be featured in SHE, a full-length documentary that is currently under production.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020
nspired by the natural indigo technique of Sagner a?" Bagru, Sangeeta Gupta, an acclaimed artist, poet and film maker, and recently retired as chief commissioner of Income Tax, felt responsible to give voice to a handicraft methodology as unique as this one and endeavored into taking it to another level.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020
Burning Coal Theatre Company in partnership with The League of Women Voters of Wake County and thirteen other theatre and/or opera companies from across central North Carolina has announced that it will present The 19th Amendment Project.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020
BendFilm announced today a lineup full of creative ways to see films outside in the comfort of a car or in the open air of Tin Pan Alley. Films in the lineup are a wide range of adventure stories, throwback classics, music documentaries, blockbusters and more.  Several screenings have filmmaker Q&As or post film discussions planned.  In addition to the in-person screenings, BendFilm will continue to offer virtual rentals of new release films through the Tin Pan Theater.  New titles are listed each week at TinPanTheater.com. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020
The Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) released today its complete lineup for the 11-day digital film festival, taking place August 13-23, which includes artists from India, Philippines, United States, and Canada. More than 60 films from 10 countries are featured at this 32nd Festival presented by RBC, along with virtual visits from filmmakers, local directors and numerous local performing artists, in addition to virtual parties and post-screening Q&As. Festival passes and tickets are available online today at www.queerfilmfestival.ca.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2020
 Rose O'Neill: Artist & Suffragette is a special installation created with recently acquired artwork, generously donated by The Rose O'Neill Foundation to Norman Rockwell Museum's permanent collection of illustration art.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2020
In the first-ever retrospective exhibition of Liza Donnelly's work, visitors can explore her hand-drawn lines that are a means of examining the way we live our lives, finding common ground, launching political movements, or calling leaders into account.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2020
Honk if you need a laugh! Mayo Performing Arts Center, in partnership with the Morris County Park Commission, will present A Drive In version of its popular Manhattan Comedy Night series at Fosterfields Historical Living Farm on Thursday, August 20 at 6:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2020
Florida Studio Theatre (FST) announces the lineup for its virtual event on August 20, 2020, celebrating the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. Award-winning journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, City of Sarasota Mayor Jen Ahearn-Koch, and Suffragist Project Director Kate Alexander will each speak at the theatre's special online celebration, along with a slate of talented artists.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2020
Jermyn Street Theatre has joined forces with leading internet theatre platform Digital Theatre for a major new online project to be produced this autumn.
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2020
HBO has confirmed multiple upcoming documentaries for the second half of 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2020
MSG Entertainment has announced that the 2020 production of the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes has been cancelled due to the health crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2020
Lyric Opera of Chicago will open the company's reimagined fall season with For the Love of Lyric, a virtual concert from the stage of the Lyric Opera House, on Sunday, September 13, available for free streaming starting at 6:00pm CDT.
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2020
The trailer has been released for the new film, I Am Woman, starring Tilda Cobham-Hervey (Hotel Mumbai), Danielle Macdonald (Dumplin', Patti Cake$) and Evan Peters (X-Men franchise, 'American Horror Story').
by TV Scoop - Aug 3, 2020
Get all the scoop on WHAT WOULD YOU DO?, airing on ABC on today, August 4, 2020!
by Student Blogger: Brigid Pfeifer - Aug 3, 2020
At The Stella Adler Self-Generated Theater Intensive, I would be able to take charge in a number of projects as well as collaborate with others on original pieces. This was enough to sign me up and plan to live in New York City for a month.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2020
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and Music Director Fabio Luisi (Louise W. & Edmund J. Kahn Music Directorship) today announce NEXT STAGE, revised programming for Fall 2020 Texas Instruments Classical Series, Pops Series and Dallas Symphony Presents concerts.
by Fiona Scott - Aug 1, 2020
Award-winning comedy performer Vikki Stone and West End leading lady Natasha J Barnes teamed up during lockdown. They crafted a revue of the funniest comedy songs in musical theatre for female performers. The show, Funny Gals, will make its debut at the BarnFest, the Barn Theatre's premiere outdoor festival in Cirencester. We spoke to them about the show, wild swimming and returning to performing for live audiences.