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Linda Lavin, NUTTY PROFESSOR Reunion and More Set for Birdland This FebruaryLinda Lavin, NUTTY PROFESSOR Reunion and More Set for Birdland This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its February 2016 lineup, featuring Jane Monheit, Monterey Jazz Allstars, Nicolas King, The Birdland Big Band, Showbiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, John Pizzarelli Quartet, Birdland Jazz Party, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Cast Set for Jim Knable's Adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's THE MAN OF DESTINYCast Set for Jim Knable's Adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's THE MAN OF DESTINY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Ariel Nichole Reid*, Ben Williams* (Clubbed Thumb, La Mama, EST), Craig Wesley Divino* (Fault Line Theatre) and Ryan Salvato (Speakeasy Dollhouse's 'Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic') are set to appear in the world-premiere production of Jim Knable's DESTINY AND THE LITTLE MAN, an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's THE MAN OF DESTINY. (more...)

Jim Knable's Adaptation of GB Shaw's THE MAN OF DESTINY Set for NIGHTCAP RIOTJim Knable's Adaptation of GB Shaw's THE MAN OF DESTINY Set for NIGHTCAP RIOT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

'Nightcap Riot: Mombucha' encompasses a concert, beverage tasting/'brewtorial,' and full theatrical production of the JIm Knable's world-premiere adapatation of George Bernard Shaw's 'The Man of Destiny' titled 'Destiny and the Little Man,' directed by Bruce Levitt. Only 50 people per night are allowed admission to this experience, which runs from January 15th - February 14th, 2016 over 16 performances. 15 different bands, 5 comedians, magicians, a mixologist from Union Square Hospitality and a kombucha brewer make up the balance of the greater Nightcap Riot: Mombucha cast.  (more...)

Ben Williams to Bring Prince Tribute to Harlem Stage, 12/11-12Ben Williams to Bring Prince Tribute to Harlem Stage, 12/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Assembling a stellar cast of rising stars in the worlds of R&B, funk, soul, jazz and classical, Thelonious Monk Competition Winner and Grammy Award-winning bassist Ben Williams pays tribute to the musical legacy of Prince at Harlem Stage, December 11 and 12. Drawing inspiration from his iconic discography, Dearly Beloved - The Music of Prince will feature newly imagined arrangements and compositions that celebrate the virtuosity of Prince with a wide range of special guests including vocalists Goapele, Frank McComb and Christie Dashiell, tap dancer/choreographer Jason Samuels Smith, poet/emcee/vocalist W. Ellington Felton and additional surprise guests. A guest DJ will spin for the pre-performance mixer and after-party. As a preview to the December 12 performance of Dearly Beloved - The Music of Prince, Harlem Stage will present an intimate conversation with Ben Williams. He'll share his creative process forDearly Beloved and discuss the art of re-imagining and arranging works of famous artists. (more...)

NYTW Extends FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLANDNYTW Extends FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced an extension for FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND, the first production of the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) 2015/16 Season. FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND began previews on Friday, September 11, 2015 and officially opened on Monday, September 28, 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003), and will now run through Saturday, October 24 2015. Tickets for FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND are now on sale at www.nytw.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: ERS's FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND Celebrates Opening Night at NYTWPhoto Flash: ERS's FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND Celebrates Opening Night at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents the world premiere of a new play from its acclaimed Company-in-Residence Elevator Repair Service (The Sound and the Fury, The Select, Gatz) -- FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND. The production debuted earlier this week on September 28, 2015, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Elevator Repair Service Premieres FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND Tonight at NYTWElevator Repair Service Premieres FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND Tonight at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents the world premiere of a new play from its acclaimed Company-in-Residence Elevator Repair Service (The Sound and the Fury, The Select, Gatz) -- FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND -- opening tonight, September 28, 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Carter Calvert Debuts New CD at 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Carter Calvert Debuts New CD at 54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 10, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, just presented Carter Calvert & the world premiere performance of her new CD, 'It's a Man's World'. An ever-evolving artist, Calvert's latest project is a collaboration with two household names in jazz: Grammy® award-winning Ulysses Owens, Jr. (Producer/Drums) and Grammy® award-winning Laurence Hobgood (Arranger/Piano), renowned for their imagination and artistry. The end result is a collection of hits originally made famous by iconic male artists, re-imagined and sung from a woman's point of view. It's A Man's World gives Calvert a vehicle to soar, and soar she does. (more...)

Reelio Raises $5 Million Series A RoundReelio Raises $5 Million Series A Round
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

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Reelio Raises $5 Million Series A RoundReelio Raises $5 Million Series A Round
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

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NYTW Now Offering $25 Tickets to First Two Previews of All Upcoming ShowsNYTW Now Offering $25 Tickets to First Two Previews of All Upcoming Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced a new CheapTix program, which will make all single tickets to the first two performances of every NYTW production available to the general public at $25. The program will kick off with FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND, the first production of the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) 2015/16 Season. FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND begins previews on Friday, September 11, 2015 and officially opens on Monday, September 28, 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003) for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 18, 2015. Tickets for FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND are now on sale at www.nytw.org. (more...)

UPTOWN NIGHTS, TO THE LIGHT Reading, Film Screenings and More Set for Harlem Stage's Fall 2015 SeasonUPTOWN NIGHTS, TO THE LIGHT Reading, Film Screenings and More Set for Harlem Stage's Fall 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Over the course of 30 years, Harlem Stage has become one of the nation's leading arts organizations, achieving this distinction by commissioning, developing, producing and presenting innovative works by visionary artists of color. Their Fall 2015 season offers a variety of events, including free neighborhood concerts and ticketed headlining events, as well as lectures and roundtable discussions that advance deeper engagement with Harlem Stage's audience. All will take place in the state-of-the art flexible performance space, the Harlem Stage Gatehouse. (more...)

Elevator Repair Service's THE SOUND AND THE FURY Opens Tonight at The PublicElevator Repair Service's THE SOUND AND THE FURY Opens Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Public Theater welcomes Elevator Repair Service's acclaimed THE SOUND AND THE FURY, remounted and directed by John Collins. THE SOUND AND THE FURY began performances in The Public's Martinson Theater on May 14 and runs through Saturday, June 13, with an official press opening tonight, May 21. (more...)

Elevator Repair Service's THE SOUND AND THE FURY Comes to the Public TonightElevator Repair Service's THE SOUND AND THE FURY Comes to the Public Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Public Theater remounts Elevator Repair Service's acclaimed THE SOUND AND THE FURY this spring. Directed by John Collins, THE SOUND AND THE FURY begins performances in The Public's Martinson Theater tonight, May 14 and run through Saturday, June 13, with an official press opening on Thursday, May 21. (more...)

Artists from Across the Globe Grace Take Part in 4th Annual International Jazz DayArtists from Across the Globe Grace Take Part in 4th Annual International Jazz Day
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

In an unprecedented series of events worldwide on April 30 th, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz joined together to celebrate and recognize jazz as a vehicle for freedom of expression and dialogue between cultures. (more...)

The Public Theater Extends Elevator Repair Service's THE SOUND AND THE FURYThe Public Theater Extends Elevator Repair Service's THE SOUND AND THE FURY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

The Public Theater announced a two-week extension today for Elevator Repair Service's acclaimed THE SOUND AND THE FURY. Directed by John Collins, THE SOUND AND THE FURY begins performances in The Public's Martinson Theater on Thursday, May 14 with an official press opening on Thursday, May 21. The show will now run an additional two weeks through Saturday, June 27. THE SOUND AND THE FURY will mark the third collaboration between The Public and Elevator Repair Service, having previously presented Gatz and Arguendo. (more...)

Mary Testa, Frankie J. Alvarez Set for Rising Circle Theater Collective's 6th Annual PlayRISE FestivalMary Testa, Frankie J. Alvarez Set for Rising Circle Theater Collective's 6th Annual PlayRISE Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Four talented emerging playwrights of color - members of the 2015 INKtank Playwrights Lab - will unveil their exciting new works when Rising Circle Theater Collective presents its 6th annual PlayRISE Festival, a series of staged readings featuring two-time Tony Award nominee Mary Testa (On the Town, 42nd Street), Henry Yuk (Awake & Sing), Tia James (The Public's The Merchant of Venice), and Frankie J. Alvarez (HBO's "Looking"), February 25th to 28th in the Penthouse at Shetler Studios on W. 54th Street. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER ON THE BANKS OF THE GREATEST OF THE GREAT LAKES Makes Theatre Into A Lively Spectator SportBWW Reviews: A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER ON THE BANKS OF THE GREATEST OF THE GREAT LAKES Makes Theatre Into A Lively Spectator Sport
by Rachel Weinberg - Jan 19, 2015

Kate Benson's new play 'A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes' takes place not on a lake, as the title might suggest, but rather in a gymnasium. The high-stakes Thanksgiving dinner at the center of the play unfolds at Wembley Stadium, where two announcers, # in charge of action and @ color commentary (yes, those are truly their names), quite literally call the shots into microphones from a booth above the stage. Directed by Lee Sunday Evans, this production relies on the ensemble to use heightened physicality and emotionality in order to bring this match to life. Fortunately, the actors who portray the Wembley family are fully committed to the challenged of making theatre into a literal game. In this production by New Georges in collaboration with Women's Project Theater, the unconventional 'Beautiful Day' is brought to vibrant, zany life. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE BROTHERS SIZE is Theater of Mythic Portions at Actors TheatreBWW Reviews: THE BROTHERS SIZE is Theater of Mythic Portions at Actors Theatre
by Todd Zeigler - Jan 12, 2015

Tarell Alvin McCraney's "The Brothers Size" may be the closest thing the modern stage offers to a drama that approaches the level of ritual, transubstantiating the mythic into flesh, blood, words, and rhythms before our rapt eyes. (more...)

Gerry Bamman, Hubert Point-Du Jour & More to Star in 'A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER' at City Center Stage IIGerry Bamman, Hubert Point-Du Jour & More to Star in 'A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER' at City Center Stage II
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

New Georges will remount their critically acclaimed production of Kate Benson's A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes directed by Lee Sunday Evans in association with Women's Project Theater, January 12-February 7 at City Center Stage II (131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues). (more...)

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