We Americans - Broadway

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Sam H. Harris Theatre

(New York, NY)
226 W. 42nd St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2017
Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS today, September 30, 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014
Parson's Nose Theater (PNT) will kick off their 2014-15 Season with a Readers' Theater Series performance of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.
by - Sep 28, 2017
Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on Saturday, September 30, 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2009
Ascetic Productions & Baruch Performing Arts Center are proud to announce: The Buddha Play - Opening Sept. 26 shows through Nov.1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2009
Ascetic Productions & Baruch Performing Arts Center are proud to announce: The Buddha Play - Opening Sept. 26 shows through Nov.1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016
"I would like to speak about a serious national condition. It is a national feeling of fear and frustration that could result in national suicide and the end of everything that we Americans hold dear. It is a condition that comes from the lack of effective leadership in either the Legislative Branch or the Executive Branch of our Government."
by Barnett Serchuk - Oct 13, 2015
Just when you think you are Sleeping Beautied out, along comes another production. This one however, is being produced on the other side of the world by the Australian Ballet. That's a long way to travel to see something you've already encountered in 500 other productions. On the other hand, why not? I'd never been to Australia and needed a vacation. So a 27-hour flight didn't seem to faze me. Plus, I would see a company that was almost totally unknown to me. I'd seen them on You Tube and was highly impressed. I missed them in New York, so this would be my chance not only to see the company, but Australia! Of course, there were other reasons. Like a great love I had in college 40 years before and had left because he wanted me to move to Melbourne with him. And I was going to meet him again! So if you combine the meeting of a past love and a new Sleeping Beauty, the combination was almost irresistible, at least to me. (I'm told that my brain works in peculiar ways, and this was definitely one of them!) So I booked a flight and in two days I was transported to one of the loveliest cities imaginable. And I could have been there 40 years earlier!
by Mark C. Lloyd - Oct 11, 2018
PART TWO - SUPERNATURAL HISTORIAN & AUTHOR MASON WINFIELD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2013
Whatever happened to Tom & Huck? In his new novel released this month, "Sawyer and Finn: The War Years," author Richard DeLong Adams offers one possible answer, revisiting two of our the most beloved characters in literature, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and placing them in Missouri at the dawn of the American Civil War. There, they harmonize with historic characters, including Congressman Frank Blair, the outlaw Jesse James, and Confederate guerilla Wild Bill Anderson, along with those borrowed from Mark Twain's original stories, such as the Widow Douglas, Judge and Becky Thatcher, and Jim, with a few inventions of his own. With this fascinating new story featuring a unique blend of familiar characters, Adams has created a wonderful tour of one of the most tragic episodes in American history. The voices that emerge from this dark storm are potent reminders of who we Americans are, where we come from, and why. With "Sawyer and Finn: The War Years," Adams has created authentically American voices on both sides of our most terrible conflict and has traced to their sources the most intractable of U.S. paradoxes, including the Westward Expansion, slavery, miscegenation, agricultural versus urbanized society, North versus South, and commercial against patriotic interests. Perhaps the most remarkable achievement of the book is a voice at once contemporary and authentic to the Missouri of the 1860s. The ever-changing aspects of America's turn from rural to urban, from slavery to freedom resonate today. We see in Adams's Huck and Tom not only Twain's America, but our own, and the thunderous collisions of the ongoing ominous tragedy we still can feel today. In an interview, Adams discussed the allure and challenges of imagining Tom and Huck approximately 15 years older, at the beginning of the Civil War. 'If you're a writer, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn are in, a sense, sacred texts," Adams said. "I could feel a little bit of awe and fear in dealing with them, but I didn't feel inhibited by what I was doing. I felt that Mark Twain was leading me onespecially after I ran across his quote saying it would be interesting to take these characters and visit them again when they're grown up. I felt like that was Mark Twain welcoming me to do my best.' This exceptional novel will delight readers and recall why we're proud-however silently, however provisionally-to be Americans. About The Author Richard DeLong Adams was born in Columbia, Missouri, in 1933. He graduated from Cornell University in 1953 and served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army's 505th Parachute Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, from 1954 to 1957. In 1958 he moved to Hollywood, where he entered the film industry. He worked on numerous film and television projects, both as an original writer and as a behind-the-scenes script doctor. His teleplay Honor Thy Mother was nominated for an 'Edgar' Award in 1993. Richard's extensive travels have taken him to Russia, Central and South America and Asia. He lived in Rome for five years, and spent several years in Mexico. "Sawyer and Finn" is his first novel. Sawyer and Finn: The War Years A novel by Richard DeLong Adams Publication: October 8, 2013 232 pages Paperback original 978-1-935212-46-1: $16.95 Ebook 978-1-935212-45-4: $9.99 Published by Prospecta PressDistributed by Perseus Distribution
by Harmony Wheeler - Nov 3, 2011
What is it about Ireland that we Americans love so much? Is it the rich, green land? Is it the unique culture? The music? And for young, unmarried women, is it the handsome accent of a dreamy, far off man? Or maybe, it is the dance. Whatever it is, it has clearly rubbed off on Riverdance, the phenomenon Irish dance show that has toured all over the world.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 10, 2014
In a delightful production helmed by veteran director Melissa Carelli, and starring a trio of very capable Nashville actors, Twain and Shaw Do Lunch treats audiences to an imagined afternoon affair in which the two literary lions-Mark Twain and George Bernard Shaw at the top of their parlor game-swap stories, trade quips and exchange bons mots.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018
The WAM Theatre 2018 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series continues with Honor Killing by Sarah Bierstock at 3:30pm on Sunday, June 10, at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe in West Stockbridge. Former Fresh Takes curator Molly Merrihew will direct this hard-hitting political play that recently completed its premiere production at Florida Studio Theatre.
by Bruce Apar - May 22, 2019
This trio is comprised of somewhat eccentric avatars of male camaraderie, peppered with anomie. Any evidence of bonhomie is in short supply for the 85 minutes we are in the company of the battling bosom buddies.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015
Dallas, Texas
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014
ANIMAL CRACKERS, with Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, Music & Lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, and Adapted by Henry Wishcamper with Original Orchestrations by Doug Peck, will run April 4 - May 11 in The Stage Theatre. Press night is Thursday, April 10 at 6:30pm.
by Ellen Sterling - Mar 20, 2007
If it is true that everyone wants to be famous - that everyone wants to be on TV - then 'Jerry Springer: The Opera' is, among other things, a demonstration of this truth.
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
 SHOWTIME has ordered the eight-part limited series GOOD LORD BIRD from Blumhouse Television, based on the National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird by bestselling author James McBride. Oscar®, Golden Globe® and Tony® nominee Ethan Hawke will star as 19th-century abolitionist John Brown and is co-writing and executive producing with award-winning author and producer Mark Richard (The Ice at the Bottom of the World and Hell on Wheels). Emmy winner Anthony Hemingway (Underground) will direct and executive produce. GOOD LORD BIRD is told from the point of view of Onion, an enslaved teenager who becomes a member in Brown's motley family during the time of Bleeding Kansas, eventually participating in the famous 1859 raid on the Army depot at Harpers Ferry. Brown's raid failed to initiate the slave revolt he intended, but was the instigating event that started the Civil War.
by James Howard - Jun 6, 2007
For the second year, Baltimore/DC columnists on who they pick to win this year's Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016
Bryant Park Presents, an outdoor performing arts series with over 50 free events, announces the lineup of Accordions Around the World, a weekly series that regularly features over 75 accordionists - as well as bandoneon, bayan, concertina and harmonium-players of different musical genres - performing in various locations around Bryant Park.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016
Bryant Park Presents, an outdoor performing arts series with over 50 free events, announces the lineup of Accordions Around the World, a weekly series that regularly features over 75 accordionists - as well as bandoneon, bayan, concertina and harmonium-players of different musical genres - performing in various locations around Bryant Park.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017
Hip to Hip Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Jason Marr is proud to announce its 2017 season of Free Shakespeare in the Parks. Now in its eleventh season, Hip to Hip will tour in repertory with William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1: The Prince and the Rebel and Measure for Measure from July 25th to August 20th. The family friendly tour will travel to 12 parks throughout all five boroughs of New York City, Jersey City, and Southampton. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2013
Branson Ticket & Travel - The Hamners' Unbelievable Variety Show will feature the World renowned illusionists Dave & Denise Hamner, Jeff Brandt, Tamra Tinoco, Russian Acrobatic Adagio dance pair, Vadim & Mariya Serykh, Lex Pearson, Brenda Hahne, A.J. Heard, and Ken Brown. To request a free showguide & Branson Vacation planner, click here.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
The Play That Goes Wrong is now open at the Ahmanson Theater! What did the critics have to say? Read all the reviews!
by Don Grigware - Jul 11, 2019
No one carries off a farce better than the Brits. It seems like they invented it just as we Americans invented the musical. Mischief Theatre first presented The Play That Goes Wrong in 2015 and then it came to Broadway in 2017. Now it is on tour, currently onstage at the Ahmanson until August 11. I cannot think of a better word to describe it than INSANITY. Most farces have slamming doors, pratfalls galore, double entendres, and mistaken identities. But when the slapstick turns into entire sets collapsing, as well as actors moving about helter skelter in nonstop fashion? The Play That Goes Wrong is unlike any other farce you may have seen. To say you will laugh uproarisouly is an understatement. Naturally, it will appeal to all actors and theatre lovers who know that live, anything can happen onstage. The Play That Goes Wrong carries it to the furthest extreme.
by Ellen Sterling - Jul 10, 2009
It's billed as 'The Ultimate Celebration of Motown.' In this age of overstatement does Human Nature at Las Vegas' Imperial Palace deliver?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016
DETROIT, Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ A few months ago On Meet the Press, presidential candidate Donald Trump told host Chuck Todd the Middle East would be better off today if Iraq's dictator, the late Saddam Hussein, and Libya's dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, were still in power. Iraqi-born writer and journalist Weam Namou, who has lived in the U.S. since she was 10, agrees with Trump's assessment but says he did not fully explain the reasons why the region would have been better off.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019
Take a visit to a small donut shop that has seen better days in Chicago's historic Uptown neighborhood, one of the city's most diverse, just beginning to emerge from decades of decay and neglect, as Reston Community Players continues its 52nd season with the provocative comedy Superior Donuts. The critically-acclaimed play that exploes the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship runs January 18-February 2, 2019 at Reston Community Center.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
Take a visit to a small donut shop that has seen better days in Chicago's historic Uptown neighborhood, one of the city's most diverse, just beginning to emerge from decades of decay and neglect, as Reston Community Players continues its 52nd season with the provocative comedy Superior Donuts. The critically-acclaimed play that exploes the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship runs January 18-February 2, 2019 at Reston Community Center.
by Joseph F. Panarello - Feb 7, 2006
A visitor walking into the Avatar recording studio in New York City last May was greeted with the most stirring rendition of Stephen Sondheim's 'Too Many Mornings'. The voices of Marin Mazzie and her husband, Jason Danieley, were so exceptionally suited to the music that a new dimension was added to the material.
by Daniel Collins - Aug 8, 2011
Love conquers all, right? But that was before Prozac. Kevin Kostic's 'Unraveled on the Gravel,' now at the Spotlighters, poses an intriguing question: What trumps Love?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014
As the cornerstone of its annual theatre festival, Intiman Theatre presents Angels in America, Tony Kushner's epic masterpiece about finding hope in the face of crisis. One of the great plays of the 20th century, this two-play blockbuster explores gay culture, race, inequality, and the future of America through the lens of the AIDS crisis of the 1980s.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014
Rochester, N.Y.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018
'Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you,' wrote Joseph Heller in his 1961 novel Catch-22.
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2016
Today, WE Day released its WE Pledge Video that features Natalie Portman, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Hudson, Common and Orlando Bloom. Check it out below!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014
As the cornerstone of its annual theatre festival, Intiman Theatre presents Angels in America, Tony Kushner's epic masterpiece about finding hope in the face of crisis. One of the great plays of the 20th century, this two-play blockbuster explores gay culture, race, inequality, and the future of America through the lens of the AIDS crisis of the 1980s.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014
ANIMAL CRACKERS, with Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, Music & Lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, and Adapted by Henry Wishcamper with Original Orchestrations by Doug Peck, will run today, April 4 - May 11 in The Stage Theatre. Press night is Thursday, April 10 at 6:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019
Parson's Nose Theater (PNT) rounds off its 2018/2019 season with an adaptation of William Shakespeare's 16th Century controversial tale of justice versus mercy, The Merchant of Venice. Adapted for PNT by Producing Artistic Director Lance Davis and directed by Managing Director Gideon Y. Schein. The Merchant of Venice runs Saturday, May 4 through Sunday June 2, 2019 with a preview night on Friday, May 3.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018
The Intercept, in collaboration with Topic Studios, is proud to present "Evening at the Talk House," a darkly comic audio play by award-winning actor and playwright Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride, My Dinner with Andre) about the insidious dangers of an authoritarian society.
by Michael Dale - Apr 16, 2005
Help me come up with the proper adjective to describe this act
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014
The Media Theatre presents the Tony winning musical Sunset Boulevard, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's magnificent take on Billy Wilder's legendary film focusing on the silent film star Norma Desmond as she hopes for a return to screen glory during the advent of the talkies.