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Amy Spanger and Molly Ranson join Line-Up of Weekly Comedy VILLAIN: DEBLANKSAmy Spanger and Molly Ranson join Line-Up of Weekly Comedy VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

This summer, the fun happens on Wednesday nights -- and it just got funnier with Amy Spanger (July 19) and Molly Ranson (August 16) joining the line-up! (more...)

Photo Flash: Bebe Neuwirth Honored with Helen Hayes Award at The PlayersPhoto Flash: Bebe Neuwirth Honored with Helen Hayes Award at The Players
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth, the legendary actress, singer, and dancer whose extraordinary success spans theatre, television, and film, was honored with the The Players Helen Hayes Award on June 19th. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Notable Stage Artists Join Planet Connections' PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSENotable Stage Artists Join Planet Connections' PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

A notable company of stage artists join a powerhouse team of playwrights and directors for Planet Connections' Playwrights for a Cause, Sunday, July 23, 2017 (more...)

BWW Recap: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Makes a Macaron Murderer with ACLU BenefitBWW Recap: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Makes a Macaron Murderer with ACLU Benefit
by Troy Frisby - Jun 9, 2017

What do you get when you cross Mad Libs with Clue, add a group of theatre vets, and sprinkle in a dash of philanthropy? Why, it must be VILLAIN: DEBLANKS! The comedy event, held at Feinstein's/54 Below, served as a benefit for the ACLU, with Billy Mitchell, who wrote the skeleton script for the show, serving as the night's emcee. (more...)

Photo Flash: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Performs Encore Benefit for ACLUPhoto Flash: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Performs Encore Benefit for ACLU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

297965After a sold out performance in March, Villain: DeBlanks revisited Feinstein's/54 Below with an encore benefit to support the ACLU. Starring Bebe Neuwirth, Tony Sheldon, Brenda Braxton, Stephen Wallem, Dale Soules and Ben Rimalower, the event on May 31 was full of hijnks and shenanigans -- supporting a great cause. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth to Receive Helen Hayes Award from The PlayersBebe Neuwirth to Receive Helen Hayes Award from The Players
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth, the legendary actress, singer, and dancer whose extraordinary success spans theatre, television, and film, will receive the The Players Helen Hayes Award on June 19th. (more...)

VILLAIN: DEBLANKS to Bring Laughs Weekly to The Green Room 42 This SummerVILLAIN: DEBLANKS to Bring Laughs Weekly to The Green Room 42 This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

This summer, the fun starts on Wednesday nights! Beginning June 21, audience favorite Villain: DeBlanks will be (VERB)_____-ing midtown at the Yotel hotel, with a different cast each week. (more...)

Photo Flash: CABARET CARES Sets New Record at Annual GalaPhoto Flash: CABARET CARES Sets New Record at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

On May 21st Cabaret Cares concluded with the annual Cabaret Cares Gala evening at The Metropolitan Room. After 9 months of cabaret shows, Cabaret Cares - the main fundraising event for Help Is On The Way Today, a non-for-profit organization that helps and assists children living with HIV And AIDS in New York City - ended with successful gala evening. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

Broadway's Brenda Braxton Releases THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF STAGE ETIQUETTEBroadway's Brenda Braxton Releases THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF STAGE ETIQUETTE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Tony nominated Broadway actress and entrepreneur Brenda Braxton will celebrate the release of her first self-published title, The Little Black Book of Back Stage Etiquette, with a book signing at the Metropolitan Room (34 W. 22nd Street, NYC) on June 6th, 2017 from 2pm-5 pm. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth, Tony Sheldon, Brenda Braxton Star in Comedy Benefit for ACLU at Feinstein's/54 BelowBebe Neuwirth, Tony Sheldon, Brenda Braxton Star in Comedy Benefit for ACLU at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

After a sold-out benefit performance in March, audience-favorite 'Villain: DeBlanks' is back for another round of shenanigans on May 31, with 100% of proceeds going to the ACLU!  (more...)

Connecticut Premiere of TRAV'LIN Opens this WeekendConnecticut Premiere of TRAV'LIN Opens this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Connecticut premiere of Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical opens this weekend at Waterbury's Seven Angels Theatre, following productions at Houston's Ensemble Theatre and Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre, and development in Washington, D.C. and New York City, including a sold-out run at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF).  Performances being Thursday, May 11, Official Opening is Saturday, May 13, and the show runs through Sunday, June 11, 2017. (more...)

Brenda Braxton, Anita Gillette and More Slated for CABARET CARES GalaBrenda Braxton, Anita Gillette and More Slated for CABARET CARES Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Joseph Macchia, founder of Help Is on The Way Today, has announced the cast list and menu for Cabaret Cares' May 21st Annual Gala at Metropolitan Room. (more...)

THE Q Returns with Tony Nominee Brenda Braxton and Singer Aaron PaulTHE Q Returns with Tony Nominee Brenda Braxton and Singer Aaron Paul
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

The Q Returns on May 18th with a new time and new location. Thomas Dieter, Joseph Macchia and Shawn Moninger welcome back guest host Billy Likken. (more...)

TRAV'LIN Musical to Make Connecticut Debut at Seven Angels TheatreTRAV'LIN Musical to Make Connecticut Debut at Seven Angels Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Following productions at Houston's Ensemble Theatre and Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre, and development in New York City and Washington, D.C., including a sold-out run at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical receives its Connecticut Premiere at Waterbury's Seven Angels Theatre, beginning Thursday, May 11, 2017. Opening Night is Saturday, May 13, and the show runs through Sunday, June 11, 2017. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Cabaret on the Hudson Series continues on April 9 at the Irvington Town Hall Theater. (more...)

BWW Interview: Billy Mitchell Talks VILLAIN: DEBLANKSBWW Interview: Billy Mitchell Talks VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
by David Clarke - Mar 22, 2017

Billy Mitchell's hilarious VILLAIN: DEBLANKS makes a triumphant New York City return tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below. Tonight's sold out show features Kathleen Turner, Morena Baccarin, Lesli Margherita, Michael Potts, Maulik Pancholy, and Micah Stock and will benefit New York Civil Liberties Union. (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOYCast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOYCast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

Brenda Braxton, Charl Brown, Christina Sojous, April Nixon and More Set for TWO LOST WORLDS ReadingBrenda Braxton, Charl Brown, Christina Sojous, April Nixon and More Set for TWO LOST WORLDS Reading
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

A reading/showcase of Two Lost Worlds, a new musical written and conceived by Sinclair Mitchell, will be presented at Pearl Studios on October 24th & 25th, 2016 at 2 p.m. to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  (more...)

Tituss Burgess Joins 'JUST A PIANO' BC/EFA Benefit at The TriadTituss Burgess Joins 'JUST A PIANO' BC/EFA Benefit at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) has been added to the starry lineup for Lee Summers' Just A Piano Benefit Concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on Monday, October 10, at 9pm at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street). (more...)

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