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TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance presents a magical, family-friendly, Louisiana bayou-inspired production of A Midsummer Night's Dream on the U of M's Mainstage from June 4-21. (more...)

92Y Presents CELEBRATING FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Feat. Sheldon Harnick to Close Lyrics and Lyricists 2015 Season92Y Presents CELEBRATING FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Feat. Sheldon Harnick to Close Lyrics and Lyricists 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Generations around the world have grown up with Fiddler on the Roof and such unforgettable, iconic songs as "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Sunrise, Sunset." But getting to the "final Fiddler" was a fascinating process, and on May 30, 31 and June 1-closing the 2015 Lyrics & Lyricists season-lyricist Sheldon Harnick takes us inside the creation and history of this cultural landmark. (more...)

The Skivvies, Cyrille Aimee & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS, 6/1The Skivvies, Cyrille Aimee & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Skivvies, Cyrille Aimee, Adam Kantor, Julie Hill, Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson will join the previously announced headliners Melissa Errico, Liz Callaway, Michael McElroy, Lauren Worsham, Rachel  York, Randy Graff, Kim David Smith and Danielle Grabianowski for the fifth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - on Monday, June 1. The Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan). Called "a rambunctious, uproarious, unpredictable all-star concert" by The Wall Street Journal, "Night Of A Thousand Judys" will honor the iconic Judy Garland with special skits, tributes and songs from her legendary career as movie star, recording artist and stage performer. There will be a pre-show VIP reception at 6:30 PM and the performance at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Lucy Alibar's 'THROW ME ON THE BURNPILE...' Starts Next Week at the DouglasLucy Alibar's 'THROW ME ON THE BURNPILE...' Starts Next Week at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

A work-in-progress presentation of Lucy Alibar's "Throw Me On the Burnpile and Light Me Up" begins a limited engagement at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre next Thursday, May 21, as part of CTG's DouglasPlus programming. It will continue through May 31 with only 11 public performances. (more...)

Irish Rep Extends THE BELLE OF BELFAST Through June 14Irish Rep Extends THE BELLE OF BELFAST Through June 14
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) announces that the critically acclaimed New York premiere of Nate Rufus Edelman's THE BELLE OF BELFAST, directed by Claudia Weill, will extend one week, and will be now be performed through Sunday, June 14th, 2015. (more...)

Anne De Salvo and Marisol Nichols Join MY CHILD - MOTHERS OF WAR at Hudson Backstage This MonthAnne De Salvo and Marisol Nichols Join MY CHILD - MOTHERS OF WAR at Hudson Backstage This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Human Revolution Entertainment are thrilled to announce, Anne De Salvo and Marisol Nichols will join the acclaimed cast of MY CHILD - MOTHERS OF WAR at The Hudson Backstage Theatre.   (more...)

Carl Siciliano Featured on Latest Episode of SPARKLE & CIRCULATE PodcastCarl Siciliano Featured on Latest Episode of SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the seventh episode, which features an in-depth conversation with Carl Siciliano, founder of the Ali Forney Center, which provides shelter and services for homeless LGBT youth. The show is available on iTunes here.  Every June, Sayre's event Night of a Thousand Judys honors Judy Garland for Pride and raises money for the organization. Carl explains how the center was formed, who Ali Forney was and the challenges they face with fundraising. The first six episodes of the show - featuring interviews with Randy Harrison, Michael Musto, Frank DeCaro, Kim David Smith, Jeffery Self and R&B legend Sarah Dash - are also available. SPARKLE & CIRCULATE is produced by Dan Fortune and Tyrus Emory. (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Lead FUNNYMAN at NorthlightGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Lead FUNNYMAN at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the cast for the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's Funnyman, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season. The cast includes George Wendt, Tim Kazurinsky, Amanda Drinkall, Steve Haggard, Rob Lindley and an additional role to be announced. Funnyman, directed by BJ Jones and developed through Northlight's Interplay series, runs September 11-October 18, 2015 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

WOMEN ARE CRAZY BECAUSE MEN ARE A**HOLES Begins 6/12 at Cherry Lane TheaterWOMEN ARE CRAZY BECAUSE MEN ARE A**HOLES Begins 6/12 at Cherry Lane Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Bleeping Crazy Entertainment, by special arrangement with the Cherry Lane Theatre has announced that WOMEN ARE CRAZY BECAUSE MEN ARE A**HOLES, a raucous and long running comedy that's played over four years of performances in Los Angeles and Chicago will start a summer fling in NYC June 12 - 21 at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street, NYC. Written and directed by Brad T. Gottfred and produced by Jaki Silver, the production will have its official opening on Sunday, June 14th at 5:00PM. http://bleepingcrazy.com (more...)

Seth Barrish in THE PAVILION, SHORT STUFF and More Set for The Barrow Group's 2015-16 SeasonSeth Barrish in THE PAVILION, SHORT STUFF and More Set for The Barrow Group's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

THE BARROW GROUP is proud to announce its 2015/2016 season. The Barrow Group's season will include main stage productions, as well as festivals and one-night only events dedicated to showcasing new works. (more...)

Amber Martin, Edgar Oliver, Tammy Faye Starlight & More to Honor The Scissor Sisters at Joe's Pub with THE MEETING, 5/17Amber Martin, Edgar Oliver, Tammy Faye Starlight & More to Honor The Scissor Sisters at Joe's Pub with THE MEETING, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, May 17 at 9:30 PM to conclude the Spring 2015 Season. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The Fall 2014 shows sold out after a New York Times 'Arts & Leisure' piece ran last September. The May show will be a celebration of The Scissor Sisters with special guests Amber Martin, Edgar Oliver, Tammy Faye Starlight, Michael Cavadias, Bridget Barkan, Jamie Wright, Angela DiCarlo, Philip Taratula and Brendan Michael. David Nagler serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

THE GODSPELL EXPERIENCE Reveals Unique Collaborative HistoryTHE GODSPELL EXPERIENCE Reveals Unique Collaborative History
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

When 'Godspell' opened on May 17, 1971, no one guessed it would become an internationally popular musical, joining the canon of shows most frequently performed around the world. Decades later the musical is still staged by countless church, school, community theater, and other performing groups. A new book offers insights about the experiences and intentions of the show's creators. (more...)

WOMEN ARE CRAZY BECAUSE MEN ARE A**HOLES Begins 6/12 at Cherry Lane TheaterWOMEN ARE CRAZY BECAUSE MEN ARE A**HOLES Begins 6/12 at Cherry Lane Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Bleeping Crazy Entertainment, by special arrangement with the Cherry Lane Theatre has announced that WOMEN ARE CRAZY BECAUSE MEN ARE A**HOLES, a raucous and long running comedy that's played over four years of performances in Los Angeles and Chicago will start a summer fling in NYC June 12 - 21 at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street, NYC. Written and directed by Brad T. Gottfred and produced by Jaki Silver, the production will have its official opening on Sunday, June 14th at 5:00PM. http://bleepingcrazy.com (more...)

Pussy Riot Play, Steven Dietz's ON CLOVER ROAD and More Set for Contemporary American Theater Festival's 2015 SeasonPussy Riot Play, Steven Dietz's ON CLOVER ROAD and More Set for Contemporary American Theater Festival's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

The Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University has announced its newest quintet of plays to be presented this summer in rotating repertory. Ed Herendeen, the founder and producing director of the Theater Festival, has selected from the sea of scripts, five new plays from five celebrated playwrights: Johnna Adams, Sheila Callaghan, Steven Dietz, Barbara Hammond, and Michael Weller. (more...)

5 Senses Theatre to Pair Fine Dining with Immersive Theatre in KRAV This June5 Senses Theatre to Pair Fine Dining with Immersive Theatre in KRAV This June
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

krav (Pr. 'crave') follows a dinner host and her guests through an underground supper club, featuring delicious four-course tasting menu with beverage pairings prepared by Executive Chef, Rick Martinez (Bon Appetit, Food Network). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at NEW COUNTRY, Opening This Month at Cherry LanePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at NEW COUNTRY, Opening This Month at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Following a career as an stand-up comedian, actor and writer, Mark Roberts is set to premiere New Country, his eighth play, at the Cherry Lane Theatre on May 16-June 20. Best known for his TV work on Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly, Roberts trained as an actor and began his theater career in 1982 outside Chicago, where he first worked with New Country's director David Harwell. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Alexis Bledel, Reed Birney & Rob McClure to Lead Reading of Tom Schulman's SACRILEGIOUSAlexis Bledel, Reed Birney & Rob McClure to Lead Reading of Tom Schulman's SACRILEGIOUS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Sacrilegious, a new play written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Tom Schulman (Dead Poets Society) and directed by Andy Sandberg (Application Pending; The Last Smoker in America), will receive two invitation-only readings in New York on May 7-8, 2015.  (more...)

Photo Flash: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Comes to Taconic Correctional Facility; Play Heads Off-Broadway Next MonthPhoto Flash: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Comes to Taconic Correctional Facility; Play Heads Off-Broadway Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

On April 22nd, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES was performed at the Taconic Correctional Facility. For two hours, the women at Taconic experienced a theatrical piece that transported them into the witty and poignant insights surrounding the female experience. Following the performance, the women participated in a powerful talkback with playwright Eve Ensler. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Cast Set for Amiri Baraka's Last Play at Woodie King Jr's New Federal TheatreCast Set for Amiri Baraka's Last Play at Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will continue its 46th season dedicated to Amira Baraka with the world premiere of his final play, The Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois).  Performances will begin May 28th, with opening night set for June 11th at the Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street). This limited Off-Broadway engagement, directed by Woodie King Jr., will continue through June 28th only.   (more...)

Lucy Alibar's 'THROW ME ON THE BURNPILE...' to Begin 5/21 at the DouglasLucy Alibar's 'THROW ME ON THE BURNPILE...' to Begin 5/21 at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

A work-in-progress presentation of Lucy Alibar's 'Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up' will commence at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre on Thursday, May 21, and will continue through May 31 as part of CTG's DouglasPlus programming. (more...)

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