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TV/Radio Pioneer Joe Franklin Has Died at 88TV/Radio Pioneer Joe Franklin Has Died at 88
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

New York's treasured radio and TV host Joe Franklin died on Saturday, Jan. 24, from prostate cancer. He was 88. (more...)

Dennis McNeil and Ed Martel to Perform at Metropolitan Room, 1/28Dennis McNeil and Ed Martel to Perform at Metropolitan Room, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Following two BroadwayWorld Awards, rave reviews, and 4 years of packed houses at LA's Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, Dennis McNeil and Ed Martel are finally bringing what they do best to New York's landmark Metropolitan Room for one night only, Wednesday, January 28 at 9:30PM. (more...)

February at Symphony Space Features NIGHT OUT WITH RICHARD HELL, THE LOVE SHOW, and MoreFebruary at Symphony Space Features NIGHT OUT WITH RICHARD HELL, THE LOVE SHOW, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

February at Symphony Space brings a lively + eclectic trio of music shows in the intimate Leonard Nimoy Thalia: Night Out with Richard Hell, featuring Donald Cumming (lately of The Virgins) on February 12; The Love Show with Helga Davis, a Valentine's Day celebration with boozy benefits on February 13; and the multi-lingual, multi-media grooves of The Shanghai Restoration Project on February 26. Spanning indie rock, R&B, Chinese hip-hop, and much more, these shows embody the imaginative programming that has made Symphony Space a top destination for music on the Upper West Side. Tickets for all events are $25, $20 for those under 30, available at www.symphonyspace.org. (more...)

Reduced Shakespeare Company to Present THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (abridged) at Wyvern Theatre SWINDONReduced Shakespeare Company to Present THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (abridged) at Wyvern Theatre SWINDON
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Following a hugely successful, critically acclaimed season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 the Reduced Shakespeare Company will set out to reduce the UK to tears of laughter in Spring 2015. Yes that's right, the bad boys of abridgement will finally tackle the subject they were born to reduce. From the high-brow to the low, The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) covers comedy through the ages, from Aristophanes and Shakespeare to Vaudeville and Charlie Chaplin. (more...)

TINTYPES Returns to Next Stage at Theatre Memphis, 1/8-18TINTYPES Returns to Next Stage at Theatre Memphis, 1/8-18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

After a successful run in November 2014, Tintypes, a timeless musical romp set between the turn of the 20th century and the onset of World War I, returns to the Next Stage at Theatre Memphis January 8 - 18, 2015. Tintypes is a musical journey takes the audience through an exciting and tumultuous period of American history. The rousing score features songs by George M. Cohen, John Philip Sousa, Scott Joplin and Victor Herbert, among others. A wonderful blend of songs … patriotic, romantic, ragtime and popular… brings to life the Great American Songbook (more...)

Spoleto Festival USA Announces 2015 Season: May 22–June 7Spoleto Festival USA Announces 2015 Season: May 22–June 7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2015

Festival General Director Nigel Redden has today announced the program for the 39th annual Spoleto Festival USA, taking place May 22 through June 7, 2015. Held in Charleston, South Carolina, the Festival includes the world premiere of the opera Paradise Interrupted composed by Huang Ruo and designed and directed by visual artist Jennifer Wen Ma, the American premiere and first performances in over 350 years of Francesco Cavalli's baroque opera Veremonda, l'amazzone di Aragona, and the first US performances of a new production of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare's Globe directed by the company's Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole and Tim Hoare. (more...)

TINYPES Begins Next Month at Next Stage at Theatre MemphisTINYPES Begins Next Month at Next Stage at Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Tintypes, a timeless musical romp set between the turn of the 20th century and the onset of World War I, is a musical journey takes the audience through an exciting and tumultuous period of American history. The rousing score features songs by George M. Cohen, John Philip Sousa, Scott Joplin and Victor Herbert, among others. A wonderful blend of songs ... patriotic, romantic, ragtime and popular... brings to life the Great American Songbook. A repeat run of the November 2014 production will run January 8 - 18, 2015. (more...)

Wordless Music Orchestra and the Lost Bayou Ramblers to Perform Live Accompaniment for Beasts of the Southern Wild Screening, 1/23-24Wordless Music Orchestra and the Lost Bayou Ramblers to Perform Live Accompaniment for Beasts of the Southern Wild Screening, 1/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

On Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24 (8 pm) in the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, director Benh Zeitlin's acclaimed film Beasts of the Southern Wild will be screened with live accompaniment by the Wordless Music Orchestra and the Lost Bayou Ramblers under Ryan McAdams. The soundtrack was composed by Zeitlin with Dan Romer; it will be performed to a music-less print of the film created especially for this project. Tickets are priced depending on location in the house: $65 ($55 for members), $47 ($40 members), $35 ($30 members), and $25 for those under 30, available atwww.symphonyspace.org. (more...)

Parallel Exit to Present EVERYBODY GETS CAKE at 59E59 TheatersParallel Exit to Present EVERYBODY GETS CAKE at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

59E59 Theaters will host the New York premiere of EVERYBODY GETS CAKE!, created and performed by Joel Jeske, Danny Gardner and Brent McBeth, and directed by Mark Lonergan. Produced by Parallel Exit, EVERYBODY GETS CAKE! begins performances on Friday, January 16 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 8. (more...)

La Soiree Prepare For Royal Variety Performance And Announce New Acts!La Soiree Prepare For Royal Variety Performance And Announce New Acts!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Roll up, roll up - the circus continues in town! Multi award-winning cult hit La Soiree is celebrating its return to the capital, and bringing some new faces to join the party. (more...)

Boise Contemporary Theater to Present Reading of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/22-23Boise Contemporary Theater to Present Reading of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

On December 22 & 23 at 7pm, Boise Contemporary Theater will present a one-man retelling of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. (more...)

Billy Bob Boozer Releases Debut Book, REDNECK Q&ABilly Bob Boozer Releases Debut Book, REDNECK Q&A
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

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Reduced Shakespeare to Perform COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) at MTC, 11/28-12/21Reduced Shakespeare to Perform COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) at MTC, 11/28-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

This December, Marin Theatre Company continues its 48th Season with a presentation of Reduced Shakespeare Company performing their The Complete History of Comedy (abridged), starring writer/directors Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, with Dominic Conti. The "Bad Boys of Abridgement" will leave no joke untold as they deconstruct the entire history of comedy in a dizzying night's entertainment. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Announces Presents DINOSAUR TRAIN- LIVE!, 5/10/15Dr. Phillips Center Announces Presents DINOSAUR TRAIN- LIVE!, 5/10/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2014

The popular Emmy® Award nominated PBS KIDS series Dinosaur Train will come to life on the stage at the Walt Disney Theater in a big way with Dinosaur Train - Live! Buddy's Big Adventure at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, May 10 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. (more...)

The Theatre @ Boston Court Announces New 'PLAY/ground' Festival, Running 11/7-9The Theatre @ Boston Court Announces New 'PLAY/ground' Festival, Running 11/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

The Theatre @ Boston Court announces PLAY/ground, the annual New Play Festival November 7-9, 2014 at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA. (more...)

TINTYPES Begins Tonight at Theatre MemphisTINTYPES Begins Tonight at Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Tintypes, a timeless musical romp set between the turn of the 20th century and the onset of World War I, is a musical journey takes the audience through an exciting and tumultuous period of American history. The rousing score features songs by George M. Cohen, John Philip Sousa, Scott Joplin and Victor Herbert, among others. A wonderful blend of songs ... patriotic, romantic, ragtime and popular... brings to life the Great American Songbook. Tintypes will have two performance runs, tonight, November 7 - 22, 2014 and January 8 - 18, 2015. (more...)

Theatre Memphis Presents TINTYPES, Now thru Nov 22 and Jan 8-18Theatre Memphis Presents TINTYPES, Now thru Nov 22 and Jan 8-18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Tintypes, a timeless musical romp set between the turn of the 20th century and the onset of World War I, is a musical journey takes the audience through an exciting and tumultuous period of American history. The rousing score features songs by George M. Cohen, John Philip Sousa, Scott Joplin and Victor Herbert, among others. A wonderful blend of songs ... patriotic, romantic, ragtime and popular... brings to life the Great American Songbook. Tintypes will have two performance runs, tonight, November 7 - 22, 2014 and January 8 - 18, 2015. (more...)

Robert Downey Jr & Wife Susan Welcome Baby GirlRobert Downey Jr & Wife Susan Welcome Baby Girl
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, Susan have welcomed a baby girl, born in L.A. this week (more...)

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Plays the Ware Center TonightAN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Plays the Ware Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Award-winning actor-director-playwright Frank Ferrante will recreate his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in 'An Evening With Groucho' at the Ware Center located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster tonight, Nov. 5. The 90-minute, two-act show, starting 7:30 p.m., will feature Ferrante as the wisecracking Marx Brother, delivering some of his most memorable one-liners, anecdotes and songs, including 'Hooray For Captain Spaulding,' and 'Lydia, the Tattooed Lady'- while popping out ad-libs a la Groucho at his wry best in his Emmy Award-winning TV quiz show, 'You Bet Your Life.' (more...)

A.J. Shively to Star in Abingdon's MERTON OF THE MOVIES Concert Reading; Full Cast Announced!A.J. Shively to Star in Abingdon's MERTON OF THE MOVIES Concert Reading; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Abingdon Theatre Company presents a concert reading of MERTON OF THE MOVIES -- an uproarious new musical comedy set in the rollicking age of Keystone Cops, Harold Lloyd, Charlie Chaplin, and Buster Keaton -- with book by Donald Brenner, music and lyrics by Doug Katsaros, on Monday, December 8 at 7pm at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street) in Manhattan. Donald Brenner, whose directorial credits include MARCH MADNESS and the upcoming MALLORCA at Abingdon, will direct. (more...)

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