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by Shari Barrett - Jan 13, 2020
Playwright Robert Harling based the STEEL MAGNOLIAS story on his experience with the death of his diabetic sister. As her best friend and closest sibling, Harling found it difficult to cope with losing her, and his friends advised him to write about his feelings as a coping method. What began as a short story then evolved into a full-length play due to the complexity of the relationships and emotions that existed among the female characters who are a?oeas delicate as magnolias but as tough as steela?? who utilize humor and lighthearted conversations to cope with the seriousness of life's underlying situations.
by Paula Kiger - Dec 8, 2019
a?oeThis is a story of a boy whose dream came true,a?? sings Joseph at the beginning. The coat, the dynamic performers and the power of dreams contribute to a multicolor, melodious show.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Women in Media held their annual event, which was filled with keynote presentations, panel sessions, breakout workshops and networking opportunities. Bonnie Comley, Founder & CEO of BroadwayHD was the moderator for the Panel: Women-led Disruption: Redefining the Media Space. The panelists included: Michelle Fine-Smith, VP, Global Consumer Partnerships, Variety; Amanda Fraga, VP, Fan Insights, Live Nation; and Lina CÃ¡ceres, Digital VP of Artist Development, Commercial & New Business, Latin World Entertainment.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Dec 4, 2019
November 22, 2019 Astonishing in their choice of repertoire, their innovative choreography, their elaborate and colorfully creative costuming and their commanding performance of the choreography. Don't let this first photo confuse you. This Company is so many things, and the picture represents but one facet of their dance works ~ I just had to use it for the beauty and uniqueness of it. The evening commenced with a sextet of pieces that were entitled The Heritage of the Great Steppe, following the history and traditions of the Kazakhstan people. Beautifully executed and visually stunning, each one was unique.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
The EstÃ©e Lauder Companies Chairman Emeritus, Leonard A. Lauder, was honored with the Women's Leadership Award at the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund Fashion Gala. The evening included tributes from Harper's BAZAAR Editor-in-Chief Glenda Bailey and Tommy Hilfiger, who is also a dinner cochair with his wife Dee. Guests included Elizabeth Hurley, Karlie Kloss, Carolyn Murphy, Hilary Rhoda, Aerin Lauder, Jane Lauder, Danielle Lauder, Fabrizio Freda, John Demsey, Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Sara Moss, Tracey T. Travis, and dinner co-chairs Christina and Robert C. Baker, Anne and Joel S. Ehrenkranz, Katherine Farley and Jerry I. Speyer, Bill Ford and Marigay McKee, Kenneth C. Griffin, Judy Glickman Lauder, Laura and Gary Lauder, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, William P. Lauder, and Lori Kanter Tritsch.
BWW REVIEW: I'M WITH HER Is A Powerful And Inspiring Piece Of Verbatim Theatre That Shares The Stories Of 9 Incredible Women
by Jade Kops - Nov 17, 2019
As Darlinghurst Theatre Company's first commissioned work, I'M WITH HER enlightens and inspires supporters of the #MeToo movement whilst hopefully educating those that are yet to fully understand the need for gender equality and the unacceptability of sexual harassment and assault.
BWW Review: CHAMP AND HIS FOUR WOMEN CONQUER CONTEMPLATION AND ADD CONTENTMENT at Theatre Unlimited (T U Studios)
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Nov 10, 2019
This story takes place within a few weeks' time, about an affable guy who happens to be grieving a devastatingÂ loss. a?oeChamp,a?? a nickname Richard's beloved wife dubbed him, is all stressed out. Â It has been a year since his wife has passed away, and he has settled into his lonely but nonetheless new pattern of going to the gym every day, thenÂ the Sandwich shop where he always gets the exact same order, brings it home andÂ eats itÂ as he talks to his dead wife.Â Susie, or as he dubbed her, a?oePrincess,a??Â who is not among the livingÂ anymore, although all her photos andÂ belongings are laid out prominently in the living room, wanders about (we, the audience canÂ actually see her)Â reacting silently to his dialogue. Billed as a Dramedy, the play isÂ cleverlyÂ written and producedÂ by Art Shulman (a?oeI Got Troubles;a?? a?oe The Rabbi's Mission;a?oeÂ Â a?oeOld Broads Can't Dunk;a?? God, Bring MeÂ A Miracle;a?? a?oeBoxcar & Eugenia,a??) and many more, and Directed quiteÂ proficiently by Stan Mazin (AsÂ Director: Â a?oeDoubting Thomas;a?? a?oeGod, Bring Me A Miracle;a??a?? The Prisoner of Second Ave.;a?? a?oeGive 'Em Hell Harry;a?? a?oeStepping Out;a??Â As Â choreographer: Â a?oeBells Are Ringing;a?? a?oeAnything Goes;a?? a?oeFestival;a?? a?oeChicago;a?? a?oeJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat;a?? a?oePippin;a?? a?oeDames at Sea;a??Â a?oeSuperstar,a?? et al. Â Stan also appeared as a dancer/actor on the Carol Burnett show for a decadeÂ and his autobiography, a?oeA Dancer in Depth,a?? is available on Amazon.com and BN.com).Â Â Â
by Jerri Shafer - Nov 6, 2019
Seven wealthy men are sitting together in a Steam Bath at the Willow Creek Country Club after a round of golf, when they start complaining about their lives: Their jobs, their companies, their homes, their wives a?" nothing is right. When, one of them says: a?oeWe could all just disappear.a?? Why not? They've paid their dues. They have the means, and, as crazy as it sounds, these men do it. They decide to just bail out. To leave. To disappear. One of them, a bank president, arranges for half their money to be secretly left for their wives. They set a time and date, hope aboard a private plane a?" and without a word to anyone a?" they are gone. And we follow them on some of their adventures. The World Premiere Musical Steam Bath Blues will perform November 7th thru November 16th at the Abbey Theater of Dublin, 5600 Post Road, Dublin, OH 43017. Tickets available online at https://www.optheater.com/.
by Jerri Shafer - Nov 1, 2019
Eight famous women from different time periods meet as representatives of the women's ward of an asylum in 1938. Besides their usual meeting concerns, their new focus is on ways they can show their strength over the men's ward. This dark comedy in one act showcases these strong and diverse women trapped in an absurd situation. Proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood. Chamber Music performs November 1st thru November 9th, 2019, at MadLab, 227 N 3rd St. Columbus, OH 43215.
by Shari Barrett - Oct 30, 2019
HAIR was written more than 50 years ago by Gerome Ragni, James Rado and Galt MacDermot and broke new ground in musical theatre by defining the genre of 'rock musical' as well as using a racially integrated cast and inviting the audience onstage to join in the a?oeBe-Ina?? finale. But at the time it opened off Broadway at the end of 1967, it seemed unlikely that HAIR would be relevant five decades later. A product of the hippie counter-culture, sexual revolution, and Vietnam War protests of the late 1960s, several of its songs became anthems of the anti-war movement, while its profanity, depiction of the use of illegal drugs, treatment of open sexuality, irreverence for the American flag, and full-frontal nude scene caused much comment and controversy at the time. Yet today it seems what was shocking has become so common place that even a few children were in the audience at the performance I attended.
BWW REVIEW: Toxic Masculinity And Outdated Views On Women Are Highlighted In Bell Shakespeare's Modern Staging Of Comic Love Story MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.
by Jade Kops - Oct 26, 2019
James Evans' (Director) contemporary presentation of Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING gives the late 16th Century romantic comedy a modern sound and style while reinforcing that modern society is still battling with toxic masculinity and archaic views on women.
by Linda Hodges - Oct 22, 2019
Holding court on a corner in downtown San Jose is 3Below Theaters and Lounge. It would be easier to say what they don't do but to use their own words they're 'downtown San Jose's social spot for stage, screen, music, comedy, family fun and events.' I'll just add that the complex is indeed a veritable mix of entertainment-for-all with delectable eats and great vibe. Yes, I digressed right out of the gate!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Geva Theatre Center presents The Niceties, by Eleanor Burgess and directed by Nicole A. Watson, in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from October 22 through November 17.Â
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2019
Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents this fiendishly entertaining musical melodrama October 18- November 3, 2019. The musical adaptation features a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and double-Oscar- and Grammy-win- ning Leslie Bricusse. JEKYLL & HYDE performs at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 South Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). For tickets, reservations and group pricing visit www.At- lantaLyric.com or call 404-377-9948.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Get a first look at Hackney Showroom'sÂ world premiÃ¨re of for all the women who thought they were Mad by Zawe Ashton.
by Andrew Beck - Oct 15, 2019
Don't expect Lena Dunham or any of her posse of Brooklynites to show up on the stage of the Yale Rep's University Theatre at any point during the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins mad dream of a new play just because it's called 'Girls.'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of GIRLS, after The Bacchae by Euripides, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, with choreography by Raja Feather Kelley, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, October 4-26, 2019, at the University Theatre (222 York Street).
Photo Flash: HADESTOWN Star AndrÃ© De Shields Receives 2019 Project1Voice Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Emmy and 2019 Tony Award-winning actor, singer, dancer, director, choreographer, playwright and educator AndrÃ© De Shields received the 2019 Project1Voice Lifetime Achievement Award.
by Roy Berko - Oct 8, 2019
Sara Bruner has proven once again that she is the queen of Shakespeare staging. As she did last season with her 'The Taming of the Shrew,' her women-centric version of 'Julius Caesar,' which is now on stage at Great Lakes Theater, is creative, well-formulated and long on clear message development.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Hackney Showroom presents the world premiÃ¨re of for all the women who thought they were Mad by Zawe Ashton. Associate Director of Hackney Showroom's Jo McInnes directs Layo-Christina Akinlude (Angela), Mina Andala (Joy), Jennifer Dixon (Kim), Joy Elias-Rilwan (Margaret), JumokÃ© Fashola (Ruth), Michael Fitzgerald (Boss/Doctor), Janet Kumah (Rose), with Elena Coleman, Chiamara Nwosu and Rae Ann Quayle sharing the role of Nambi. The production opens at Stoke Newington Town Hall on 17 October, with previews from 14 October, and runs until 9 November â marking Hackney Showroom's a new partnership with the London Borough of Hackney to bring theatre to Stoke Newington Town Hall.