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Broadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT at TNC's Dream Up FestivalBroadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT at TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Evelyn must follow her dreams ... by leaving her family. Come down for some hot times with THE JOINT at Theatre for The New City's Dream Up Festival this September. (more...)

Longest Running Broadway Revue to Open at AlhambraLongest Running Broadway Revue to Open at Alhambra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Nominated for eight Tony® Awards, Smokey Joe's Cafe is a musical revue showcasing 39 pop standards from the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's, including rock and roll and rhythm and blues songs written by songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The Original Broadway cast recording, Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs Of Leiber And Stoller, won a Grammy Award in 1996. After a Los Angeles tryout, the revue opened on Broadway in 1995, running for 2,036 performances, making it the longest -running musical revue in Broadway history. It also had a London run in 1996. The show will open at Jacksonville's Alhambra Theatre & Dining on August 3, 2016. (more...)

Mykal Kilgore Set for MARTY THOMAS PRESENTS DIVA at Industry Bar, 5/16Mykal Kilgore Set for MARTY THOMAS PRESENTS DIVA at Industry Bar, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA is in it's 5th strong year of residency at Industry Bar in midtown Manhattan. It's the CATS of NYC nightlife, come see why! Brand new live vocal concert every Monday at 11, never a cover charge! This weeks cast features Marissa Rosen, Brie Cassil and Lisa Ramey. (more...)

Kathy Deitch Set for MARTY THOMAS PRESENTS DIVA, 5/2Kathy Deitch Set for MARTY THOMAS PRESENTS DIVA, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA is in it's 4th strong year of residency at Industry Bar in midtown Manhattan. It's the CATS of NYC nightlife, come see why! Brand new live vocal concert every Monday at 11, never a cover charge! This weeks cast features Lisa Ramey, Brie Cassil and Olivia Lucy Phillip. (more...)

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA to Feature JERSEY BOYS' Michael Longoria Next WeekMarty Thomas Presents DIVA to Feature JERSEY BOYS' Michael Longoria Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA is in its 4th strong year of residency at Industry Bar in midtown Manhattan. It's the CATS of NYC nightlife, come see why! There's a brand new live vocal concert every Monday at 11, never a cover charge. This week's cast features Samia Mounts, Brie Cassil and Samantha Duvall. (more...)

Photo Flash: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Wraps Residency at The TriadPhoto Flash: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Wraps Residency at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Sunday night's performance of Villain: DeBlanks SPACE HOLE! closed out the comedy-benefit's monthly run at The Triad NYC. Produced by Tony-nominee Brenda Braxton, who also starred in the latest performance, Villain: DeBlanks has been a genuine fan-favorite, offering audiences the chance to meet & mingle with the all-star casts while also providing them ridiculous words to add to the show's unpredictability. (more...)

BWW Review: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS SPACE HOLE! Has Audiences Laughing to the Moon and BackBWW Review: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS SPACE HOLE! Has Audiences Laughing to the Moon and Back
by David Clarke - Apr 6, 2016

On Sunday, Billy Mitchell's Villain: DeBlanks ended a triumphant six-month run at New York City's The Triad. The all-star cast, led by producer Brenda Braxton, brought the house down with Mitchell's latest script, Space Hole!. (more...)

Doug Plaut Joins Brenda Braxton and Cast Tonight at The TriadDoug Plaut Joins Brenda Braxton and Cast Tonight at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

Doug Plaut (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Preppie Connection) has joined tonight's cast of Villain: DeBlanks SPACE HOLE! at The Triad NYC. Previously announced Eric Ulloa has had to withdraw due to illness. (more...)

Photo Flash: Brenda Braxton to Return for Final Monthly DEBLANKS BenefitPhoto Flash: Brenda Braxton to Return for Final Monthly DEBLANKS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Laugh your (BODY PART)_____ off at 'Brenda Braxton presents Villain: DeBlanks' on April 3 -- the final installment of our monhtly run at The Triad NYC. A portion of proceeds from each performance will benefit the Humane Society of New York. (more...)

Photo Flash: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Makes West Coast Debut with SPACE HOLE!Photo Flash: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Makes West Coast Debut with SPACE HOLE!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

On Monday, February 29, Villain: DeBlanks SPACE HOLE! made its West Coast premiere at Rockwell Table & Stage in LA, benefitting the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. The hilarious, one-night performance starred Nicole Parker, Barrett Foa, Mary Birdsong, Tom Lenk, Gabrielle Ruiz & Greg Ainsworth, and the special media guest was Tom Perumean of KABC-LA. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at VILLAIN: DeBLANKS Delivering Real March Madness at The Triad NYCPhoto Flash: First Look at VILLAIN: DeBLANKS Delivering Real March Madness at The Triad NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2016

Laugh your (BODY PART)_____ off at 'Brenda Braxton presents Villain: DeBlanks' on March 6, continuing a monthly run at The Triad NYC. A portion of proceeds from each performance will benefit the Humane Society of New York. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb Set for  'DIVA' at Industry Bar, 2/22THE COLOR PURPLE's Rema Webb Set for 'DIVA' at Industry Bar, 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA is in it's 4th strong year of residency at Industry Bar in midtown Manhattan. It's the CATS of NYC nightlife, come see why! Brand new live vocal concert every Monday at 11, never a cover charge! This weeks cast features Stephanie Kababe, Lisa Ramey and Brie Cassil. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita, Kate Wetherhead and More in Villain: DeBlanks SPACE HOLE! at The TriadPhoto Flash: Lesli Margherita, Kate Wetherhead and More in Villain: DeBlanks SPACE HOLE! at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Sunday night, February 7, the audience saw a 'hole' new show as Villain: DeBlanks SPACE HOLE! played its first ever performance. Scroll down for photos from the performance! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Each one's a guilty pleasure! The February 7 cast for the new comedy-improv phenomenon 'Villain: DeBlanks' is just as dangerously funny as the previous line-ups. Audiences will be shown the evidence onSunday February 7, at 7:30pm at The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street. The series plays the first Sunday of the month through April 3, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: A 'Hole' New DeBlanks Premieres 2/7Photo Flash: A 'Hole' New DeBlanks Premieres 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

 Laugh your (BODY PART)_____ off as 'Brenda Braxton presents Villain: DeBlanks' continues February 7, and performs the first Sunday of each month at 7:30pm at The Triad NYC. It's 'madcap hilarity' (BroadwayWorld.com) for a cause: a portion of proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of New York. (more...)

Old School Square Announces Jan-March 2016 Events, Shows, Exhibits and ClassesOld School Square Announces Jan-March 2016 Events, Shows, Exhibits and Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Old School Square has just announced its events, performances, exhibits and classes for January through March, 2016. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: Ann Harada, Nick Cearley and More to Start the New Year with Big Laughs at VILLAIN: DEBLANKSPhoto Flash: Ann Harada, Nick Cearley and More to Start the New Year with Big Laughs at VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

Laugh your (BODY PART)_____ off as 'Brenda Braxton presents Villain: DeBlanks' continues January 3, and performs the first Sunday of each month at 7:30pm at The Triad NYC. A portion of proceeds from each performance will benefit the Humane Society of New York. Scroll down to meet the upcoming stars! (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Showstoppers From The Original SMOKEY JOE'S CAFEVIDEO FLASHBACK: Showstoppers From The Original SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by Michael Dale - Dec 29, 2015

A look back at Broadway's longest running musical revue, as a new production prepares for the summer. (more...)

BWW Review: Billy Mitchell's VILLAIN: DeBLANKS Offers Killer ComedyBWW Review: Billy Mitchell's VILLAIN: DeBLANKS Offers Killer Comedy
by David Clarke - Dec 13, 2015

What happens when you mix equal parts Murder, She Wrote with Mad Libs? You get Billy Mitchell's rib-tickling theatrical confection VILLAIN: DeBLANKS. Currently enjoying a residency at The Triad, audiences can catch the madcap hilarity on the first Sunday of each month through April 3, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Continues with Daisy Eagan, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka & MorePhoto Flash: VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Continues with Daisy Eagan, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka & More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Hailed as an 'off-the-hook inclusive comedy...with big laughs' by KABC-LA, 'Brenda Braxton presents Villain: DeBlanks' amazing December 6 cast featured the gloriously funny Geneva Carr (currently on Broadway in 'Hand to God'), wickedly clever Tony-winner Daisy Eagan ('Secret Garden'), the uniquely delightful Lauren Elder ('Sideshow,' 'HAIR'), multi-talented award-winning composer/lyricist Bobby Cronin ('Mary and Max,' '(un)Lucky in Love'), hilarious and handsome Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (current revival of 'Once Upon A Mattress,' 'A Little Night Music'), and inveterate reviewer, former president of the Drama Desk Awards, and champion of the theater, Peter Filichia. (more...)

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