See Huang Lu & Roberta Colindrez in LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE and MRS. AMERICA on HULU & FX

The Most Exciting TV Premieres Of Spring 2020 with HUANG LU and ROBERTA COLINDREZ

Streaming service: Hulu

Premiere date: March 18, 2020

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Rosemarie DeWitt, Huang Lu, Joshua Jackson, Jesse Williams, Britt Robertson, AnnaSophia Robb, and Matthew Barnes

What to expect: Based on Celeste Ng’s acclaimed novel of the same name, Little Fires Everywhere follows two women who become intertwined in a formidable mystery. Mia Warren is a single mother with a devious past and Elena Richardson is the vision of suburban perfection. What lies underneath their facade is far wilder than one could ever imagine. Taking place in the suburbs of Ohio, Little Fires Everywhere is a meditation on motherhood, adoption, and lies we tell ourselves to ease the pain.

Why it will rock your world: This clash of matriarchs is one to watch. While Elena is a local journalist and stickler for following the rules, Mia is an opposing force who is ready to threaten the order of the little town she’s moved to. Little Fires Everywhere not only fronts a talented cast of actors, but its source material is nothing short of prestigious. The fast-paced, emotionally jam packed miniseries will leave you at the edge of your seat. Just when you think you have the mystery all figured out, think again.

Streaming service: FX and Hulu

Premiere date: April 15, 2020

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Uzo Aduba, Rose Byrne, Kayli Carter, Ari Graynor, Melanie Lynskey, Roberta Colindrez, James Marsden, Sarah Paulson, John Slattery, Tracey Ullman, and Elizabeth Banks

What to expect:Mrs. America is a true telling of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and the many different women who partook in it. Phyllis Schlafly, a staunch conservative firebrand, unleashed relentless backlash against the progressive movement but her ideology was met with defiance though the voices of second-wave feminists such as Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug and Jill Ruckelshaus. Mrs. America tells their stories as well and explores how the culture wars of the ’70s created one of the most wrought battlegrounds in American history. The miniseries will also showcase the rise of the Moral Majority and how it irrevocably altered the politics in the United States.

Why it will rock your world: Apart from the insanely talented cast, Mrs. America is a feminist political drama for the ages. Not only is it more relevant than ever, considering the country’s political and social climate, but it also delicately peels back the layers of second-wave feminism. While we all the know the Equal Rights Amendment never passed, few know the precise details of what truly impeded its success. This is the tale untold of the paradigm shifting moment in history. Don’t be surprised if Mrs. America wins all the Emmys in 2020.

NYT CRITICS’ PICK “A vibrant and expansive comic drama with heaving humanity, surging vitality and diversity! This coproduction operates on a scale seldom encountered Off Broadway. Its teeming expansiveness rivals that of The Ferryman.” — Ben Brantley, The New York Times “Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven is the funniest, saddest play of the year, with at least a dozen characters who go straight to your heart; a female Iceman Cometh for this century. The cast, under Ortiz’s direction, is uniformly brilliant. Never has the stage at Atlantic Theater Company been more alive with action.” — Robert Hofler, The Wrap “Bursting with emotional life. The characters’ rich humanity comes through loud & clear onstage, forcing us to confront a reality we might otherwise choose to avoid.” — Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter HALFWAY BITCHES GO STRAIGHT TO HEAVEN world premiere co-production with LAByrinth Theater Company EXTENDS AGAIN! NOW THRU JAN 5 ONLY ★★★★★ “Guirgis is a street poet of the underbelly.” — Steven Suskin, New York Stage Review “Some of the best actors in New York giving unforgettable performances. Halfway Bitches is not only worth your time, but leaves you wanting more. Refreshingly, there is nothing politically correct or precious about it.” — Zachary Stewart, TheaterMania “I suggest you immediately grab a ticket for the deeply humane & ultimately heart-wrenching Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven. It’s easily one of the best plays of 2019.” — Brian Scott Lipton, Theater Pizzazz “You gotta go see it.” — Margret Echeverria, New York Theatre Guide Photos by Monique Carboni & Ahron R. Foster. Pictured (in alphabetical order): Victor Almanzar, David Anzuelo, Elizabeth Canavan, Sean Carvajal, Patrice Johnson Chevannes, Liza Colón-Zayas, Esteban Andres Cruz, Wilemina Olivia-Garcia, Neil Tyrone Pritchard, Andrea Syglowski, Benja Kay Thomas, Viviana Valeria, Pernell Walker, Kara Young.


Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven.

“Halfway Bitches” is a female “Iceman Cometh” for the 21st century, but watching it doesn’t feel like five hours — or even three. You may feel you’ve had just enough time to get to know, and care about, these women. Guirgis ends with a simple line that all New Yorkers hear half a dozen times a day on the street. After seeing Guirgis’ play, you will never look at that homeless person quite the same way.