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BOOBS, BOOKS AND BURLESQUE to Benefit the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation at The Culver Hotel on 3/8/16BOOBS, BOOKS AND BURLESQUE to Benefit the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation at The Culver Hotel on 3/8/16
by Shari Barrett - Feb 11, 2016

Be prepared to be entertained by April Showers, the current reigning Miss Hollywood Burlesque at BOOBS, BOOKS AND BURLESQUE on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at the Culver Hotel in downtown Culver City. Showers is the recipient of several awards including Most Classic and Best Singer. Funny, glamorous and classy, she is noted to be one of the best burlesque performers in Los Angeles. Also entertaining will be Maxi Millions, a multi-award winning burlesque performer known for her classic bump 'n grind style and high glamour taste. She is co-producer of Spellbound Burlesque and has performed on stages all over the U.S. (more...)

Poets' Theatre to Present Dario Fo's MISTERO BUFFALO, 3/18Poets' Theatre to Present Dario Fo's MISTERO BUFFALO, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The Poets' Theatre is proud to announce its upcoming production of Nobel Laureate Dario's Fo comic masterpiece "Mistero Buffo" at Suffolk University's Modern Theatre from March 18th to 26th, 2016, as part of a festival celebrating Fo's 90th birthday.  The production features acclaimed actors Remo Airaldi, Benjamin Evett, and Debra Wise, and is directed by Bob Scanlan. The new American translation is by Bob Scanlan and Walter Valeri. (more...)

Regent Theatre Celebrates Centennial This YearRegent Theatre Celebrates Centennial This Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

? In 1916, World War I was well underway and German Zeppelins were bombing Paris.  Charlie Chaplin had just been signed to his first film contract, Mary Pickford became the first female film star to sign a million-dollar contract, and Babe Ruth and the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 13th World Series. (more...)

The New School's College of Performing Arts Sets Winter, Spring ProgrammingThe New School's College of Performing Arts Sets Winter, Spring Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The New School's newly formed College of Performing Arts, led by"firebrand" (New York Times) Executive Dean Richard Kessler, is pleased to announce winter-spring public programming highlights for the College's three schools: Mannes School of Music, The School of Jazz and The School of Drama. Performances will take place at the College's new performing arts hub-designed by Deborah Berke Partners at Arnhold Hall (55 West 13th Street)-as well as at The New School's Tishman Auditorium at University Center (63 Fifth Avenue), The Theater at the School of Drama (151 Bank Street) and venues throughout the city. Please see below for a schedule of events for each school.   (more...)

FSLC Announces Morgan Freeman as Recipient of 43rd Annual Chaplin AwardFSLC Announces Morgan Freeman as Recipient of 43rd Annual Chaplin Award
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Academy Award–winning actor Morgan Freeman will be honored at the 43rd Annual Chaplin Award Gala held at Lincoln Center on Monday, April 25, 2016. (more...)

New Orlean's Silent Sketch Artist Comes to ImprovBoston: One Night OnlyNew Orlean's Silent Sketch Artist Comes to ImprovBoston: One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

'Mike Spara's face is one of our favorite things in comedy,” declares Coalition Theater (Richmond, VA). Now Bostonians have a chance to experience the renown face and silent film-style of comedian Mike Spara, co-founder of The New Movement New Orleans. (more...)

PBS KIDS to Premiere New Series SPLASH (w.t.) in Fall 2016PBS KIDS to Premiere New Series SPLASH (w.t.) in Fall 2016
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Television Critics Association Press Tour: In fall 2016, PBS KIDS will premiere SPLASH (w.t.), a new animated series that dives into marine biology and ocean science. (more...)

Silent Comedy CHALK Comes to FRIGID New York 2016Silent Comedy CHALK Comes to FRIGID New York 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

"If everything you drew became real, where would your imagination take you?" This is the question that Alex Curtis' innovative one-man show, CHALK (a silent comedy), invites his audiences to laugh, dance, and sigh through as they visit this year's FRIGID Festival. (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Jan 18, 2016

Die Österreichische Erstauffuhrung des modernen Musicalklassikers GRAND HOTEL ist jetzt endlich in Linz zu erleben. Die Premiere fand am vergangenen Samstag im Arena Schauspielhaus des Landestheaters Linz statt und schuf einen unterhaltsamen Abend fur Publikum und Presse. Wir haben hier die Stimmen der Kritiker zusammengefasst: (more...)

Photo Flash: (mostly)musicals Opens 2016 with Night of Happy Music at E Spot LoungePhoto Flash: (mostly)musicals Opens 2016 with Night of Happy Music at E Spot Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

On Monday, January 4, 2016 (mostly)musicals returned to the E Spot Lounge for the 4th time with songsforanewYEAR, the company's 15th entry in a series of themed cabarets. 'We were excited to get 2016 - and the 3rd season of (mostly)musicals - off to a happy start, so the only theme was 'happy music'! There were no sad songs allowed at this show,' explains producer amy francis schott. (more...)

Sir Sidney Poitier to be Honored with 2016 BAFTA FellowshipSir Sidney Poitier to be Honored with 2016 BAFTA Fellowship
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will honor Sir Sidney Poitier with the Fellowship at the EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, February 14th. (more...)

Tickets to Rob McClure, LAUGH ALL NIGHT & More at bergenPAC on Sale 1/15Tickets to Rob McClure, LAUGH ALL NIGHT & More at bergenPAC on Sale 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

New show on sale this week at bergenPAC: Laugh All Night @ bergenPAC Volume III-Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 8PM; The Charlie Daniels Band-Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 8PM; and New Milford native Rob McClure. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 15, 2016  at 11AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Comedy Central Renews "Inside Amy Schumer" for a Fifth SeasonComedy Central Renews "Inside Amy Schumer" for a Fifth Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Comedy's leading lady, Amy Schumer, has extended her Peabody® and Emmy® Award-winning Comedy Central series, “Inside Amy Schumer” for a fifth season, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Original Programming, Comedy Central. (more...)

Comedy Central Renews INSIDE AMY SCHUMER for Fifth SeasonComedy Central Renews INSIDE AMY SCHUMER for Fifth Season
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Comedy's leading lady, Amy Schumer, has extended her Peabody® and Emmy® Award-winning Comedy Central series, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER for a fifth season (more...)

National Society of Film Critics Names SPOTLIGHT as Best PictureNational Society of Film Critics Names SPOTLIGHT as Best Picture
by Movies News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

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BWW Review: Luigi Benefit-Tribute Concert Showcased a Memorable Teacher's Life of DanceBWW Review: Luigi Benefit-Tribute Concert Showcased a Memorable Teacher's Life of Dance
by Marsha Volgyi - Jan 4, 2016

Luigi was the father of jazz. A teacher for all who wanted to dance. The Benefit-Tribute Concert on December 28, 2015 showcased a plethora of performers, all of which expressed their gratitude in song, dance, words, and in their presence. (more...)

BWW Review: KAT GANG and Her Jazz Trio Bring Classy Cool To The PlazaBWW Review: KAT GANG and Her Jazz Trio Bring Classy Cool To The Plaza
by Alix Cohen - Dec 31, 2015

Lo and behold, The Plaza Hotel once again has music. Located up a flight of stairs where once the legendary Persian Room stood, The Rose Club is a comfortable two tiered bar and lounge with a varied menu and specialty cocktails. Service is excellent. This all but unknown refuge is a good place to meet for a drink or snack and decompress in pleasant, upscale surroundings. Wednesday nights, the excellent Kat Gang and her trio--Matthew Fries on keyboard, Phil Palombi on bass, Tim Bulkley on drums--hold forth during three sets from 8:30-11:30 pm. Though drinks are hotel priced, there is NO cover making this good value. (more...)

Horse Trade Sets 10th Annual FRIGID Festival LineupHorse Trade Sets 10th Annual FRIGID Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present the 10th Annual FRIGID Festival at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) andUNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A), February 15-March 6. Founded in 2007, FRIGID New York is an open and uncensored theatre festival that gives artists an opportunity to let their ingenuity thrive in a venue that values freedom of expression and artistic determination. In true support of theatre on the fringe of the mainstream, 100% of box office proceeds will go directly to the artists. FRIGID is here to chill out the New York independent theatre scene's ideas of what a theatre festival can be! (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Accompany CITY LIGHTS and FANTASIA Screenings This SpringNew York Philharmonic to Accompany CITY LIGHTS and FANTASIA Screenings This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The New York Philharmonic will present two programs of film music in May 2016: a complete screening of Charlie Chaplin's CITY LIGHTS, May 19, 2016 - with the Orchestra performing Chaplin's score live, conducted by Timothy Brock, who restored the score for live performance - and Disney's FANTASIA, May 20-21, 2016 - in which selections from Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 will be screened as the Orchestra performs the music live, led by Assistant Conductor Joshua Gersen, in honor of Fantasia's 75th anniversary. (more...)

BWW Review: Mime and Music Enchant Audiences at First Stage's A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMASBWW Review: Mime and Music Enchant Audiences at First Stage's A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Dec 2, 2015

In the 50th anniversary year of the award winning, animated television special, the live production A Charlie Brown Christmas captured the imagination of Milwaukee audiences this past weekend. First Stage presents a theatrical interpretation of the beloved holiday classic, adapted by Eric Schaeffer and overflowing with young voices, which continues to light up the hearts and laughter in Peanuts' fans since 1965. (more...)

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