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Patti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for BRIDGET EVERETT GETS F*CKED BY ARS NOVA TonightPatti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for BRIDGET EVERETT GETS F*CKED BY ARS NOVA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Ars Nova has announced the lineup for Bridget Everett Gets F*cked by Ars Nova, a one-night-only blow-out concert celebrating everyone's favorite badass b*tch, alt-cabaret priestess and Ars Nova All Star, Bridget Everett. In addition to Everett herself, the benefit concert, directed by Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Rock Bottom), will feature tributes, roasts and send-up performances from Grammy and Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone and actor, comedian and Emmy-nominee Billy Eichner. Comedians, drag queens and entertainers aplenty round out the lineup, including Jim Andralis, DJ Jonjon Battles, Justin Vivian Bond, John Early, Cole Escola, Dan Finnerty, Murray Hill, Champagne Jerry, DJ Sammy Jo, Larry Krone, Erin Markey, Molly Pope, Marc Shaiman, Sweetie, The Tender Moments (Matt Ray, Mike Jackson, Carmine Covelli and Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz), Chris Tyler, Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad (VIDS); plus a few fun surprises. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for Ars Nova's Night Celebrating Bridget EverettPatti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for Ars Nova's Night Celebrating Bridget Everett
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Ars Nova has announced the lineup for Bridget Everett Gets F*cked by Ars Nova, a one-night-only blow-out concert celebrating everyone's favorite badass b*tch, alt-cabaret priestess and Ars Nova All Star, Bridget Everett. In addition to Everett herself, the benefit concert, directed by Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Rock Bottom), will feature tributes, roasts and send-up performances from Grammy and Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone and actor, comedian and Emmy-nominee Billy Eichner. Comedians, drag queens and entertainers aplenty round out the lineup, including Jim Andralis, DJ Jonjon Battles, Justin Vivian Bond, John Early, Cole Escola, Dan Finnerty, Murray Hill, Champagne Jerry, DJ Sammy Jo, Larry Krone, Erin Markey, Molly Pope, Marc Shaiman, Sweetie, The Tender Moments (Matt Ray, Mike Jackson, Carmine Covelli and Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz), Chris Tyler, Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad (VIDS); plus a few fun surprises. (more...)

Stage Left Studio to Kick Off 7th Annual Left Out Festival Next MonthStage Left Studio to Kick Off 7th Annual Left Out Festival Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

What do you get when you mix 14 playwrights, 50 performers doing 30 plays in 18 days? This year's 7th Annual Left Out Festival, a tasty, spiked punch full of plays about Cowboy Bars, OraQuick, Homophobia, Tap-Dancing Lesbians, Cartoons, Plastic Bags, Bullying, Showbiz, Racism, Murder, Lesbian Camp Counselors and (gasp!) Narcissism all stirred with a Big Gay Swizzle Stick. The fun begins on April 14th and continues through May 5th at Stage Left Studio, 214 West 30th St. 6th floor. As always, The Left Out Festival proceeds will benefit Bailey House. (more...)

Kim David Smith, Trapper Felides and More Set for THE MEETING at Joe's Pub, 2/15Kim David Smith, Trapper Felides and More Set for THE MEETING at Joe's Pub, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 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, February 15 at 9:30 PM to continue the Winter/Spring 2015 Season. The February show will be a celebration of International Bottom Appreciation Day, the holiday traditionally held on February 15, the day after Valentine's Day. Click here for a brief history of the holiday. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director with special guests Kim David Smith, L'Manda, Trapper Felides, Chris Tyler and Brian Moylan. (more...)

WAR LESBIAN Begins Tonight at Dixon PlaceWAR LESBIAN Begins Tonight at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Dixon Place's new musical commission, WAR LESBIAN, will have its world premiere beginning December 5th. Featuring Erin Markey this original musical, with book by Kristine Haruna Lee, music by Kathryn Hathaway and a cast of ten is directed by Jordan Fein in collaboration with harunalee. WAR LESBIAN will play seven performances only - tonight, December 5th, 6th, 12th,13th, 19th, and 20th at 7:30PM, and December 20th at 10:00PM at Dixon Place (161 Christie Street). (more...)

Erin Markey Stars in New Musical WAR LESBIAN at Dixon Place, Now thru 12/20Erin Markey Stars in New Musical WAR LESBIAN at Dixon Place, Now thru 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Dixon Place's new musical commission, WAR LESBIAN, will have its world premiere beginning December 5th. Featuring Erin Markey, this original musical, with book by Kristine Haruna Lee, music by Kathryn Hathaway and a cast of ten is directed by Jordan Fein in collaboration with harunalee. (more...)

WAR LESBIAN to Begin December 5 at Dixon PlaceWAR LESBIAN to Begin December 5 at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Dixon Place's new musical commission, WAR LESBIAN, will have its world premiere beginning December 5th. Featuring Erin Markey this original musical, with book by Kristine Haruna Lee, music by Kathryn Hathaway and a cast of ten is directed by Jordan Fein in collaboration with harunalee. WAR LESBIAN will play seven performances only - December 5th, 6th, 12th,13th, 19th, and 20th at 7:30PM, and December 20th at 10:00PM at Dixon Place (161 Christie Street). (more...)

Erin Markey to Star in New Musical WAR LESBIAN at Dixon Place, 12/5-20Erin Markey to Star in New Musical WAR LESBIAN at Dixon Place, 12/5-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Dixon Place's new musical commission, WAR LESBIAN, will have its world premiere beginning December 5th. Featuring Erin Markey, this original musical, with book by Kristine Haruna Lee, music by Kathryn Hathaway and a cast of ten is directed by Jordan Fein in collaboration with harunalee. (more...)

WHO ARE YOU? WHO ARE WE? WHAT IS THIS? Plays New York's Gene Frankel Theatre, 7/5-12WHO ARE YOU? WHO ARE WE? WHAT IS THIS? Plays New York's Gene Frankel Theatre, 7/5-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Meet Daphne and Carl. Join them on a three part, interactive and immersive experience to find yourself, or maybe just themselves. Topics to be covered: questionnaires, mothers, being gay, getting dumped, getting nachos, having a dream, a terrible day job, and a best friend. The two young playwrights compare and analyze their choices thus far, attempting to answer life's most important questions before one of them has an emotional breakdown. (more...)

Blake Daniel Joins Justin Vivian Bond in THE CLOCK OF THE LOCK at Players Club TonightBlake Daniel Joins Justin Vivian Bond in THE CLOCK OF THE LOCK at Players Club Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Blake Daniel (Spring Awakening) will join the cast of Justin Sayre's Play, The Click of the Lock. Daniel joins the cast already featuring Tony Nominated Downtown Performer Justin Vivian Bond, Zachary Booth (Damages, Keep the Lights On), Rob Maitner (Urinetown, NY Fringe Festival; Bistro Award for Fairy Tales at the WPA Theater), Brian Barefoot, Jax Jackson, Grant Chapman & Chris Tyler. The reading will be held at the Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South in Manhattan) at 8:00 PM, with a cocktail reception starting at 7pm. The play is the second production in The Players playwright development series. To reserve a seat, please contact clickofthelock@gmail.com (more...)

Blake Daniel to Join Justin Vivian Bond in THE CLOCK OF THE LOCK at Players Club, 3/25Blake Daniel to Join Justin Vivian Bond in THE CLOCK OF THE LOCK at Players Club, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Blake Daniel (Spring Awakening) will join the cast of Justin Sayre's Play, The Click of the Lock. Daniel joins the cast already featuring Tony Nominated Downtown Performer Justin Vivian Bond, Zachary Booth (Damages, Keep the Lights On), Rob Maitner (Urinetown, NY Fringe Festival; Bistro Award for Fairy Tales at the WPA Theater), Brian Barefoot, Jax Jackson, Grant Chapman & Chris Tyler. The reading will be held at the Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South in Manhattan) at 8:00 PM, with a cocktail reception starting at 7pm. The play is the second production in The Players playwright development series. To reserve a seat, please contact clickofthelock@gmail.com (more...)

Justin Vivan Bond, John Cameron Mitchell and Holly Hunter and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 3/19Justin Vivan Bond, John Cameron Mitchell and Holly Hunter and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

This week, March 10-19, Joe's Pub at the Public will feature Rory O'Malley, Shannon McNally, Lera Lynn, Benjamin Walker, Mortality Play, Joey Arias Experience, An Evening with Irving Berlin, Justin Vivian Bond, Flamenco Festival 2014, Martha Graham Cracker, Sarah Kay, Banda Magda String Orchestra, Lo Jo, The Meeting with Justin Sayre, Public Forum: Tevye and Chava, Mike Daisey, Winged Victory for the Sullen, John Cameron Mitchell & Holly Hunter, and Paul Loren. Scroll down for details! (more...)

THE MEETING to Welcome Kim Smith, Christian Coulson & More for BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Tribute, 3/16THE MEETING to Welcome Kim Smith, Christian Coulson & More for BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Tribute, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will continue its engagement at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, March 16 at 9:30 PM with a celebration of the celebrated TV program 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer.' After a highly-successful season at 54 Below, the show has returned to its downtown roots this year with shows through May. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post, and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A recent story for Slate.com called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The March show will feature special guests Kim Smith, Christian Coulson, Diana Kazakova, Chris Tyler and Mark Dommu with others to be announced. Tracy Stark serves as Music Director. (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond, Zachary Booth & More Set for Player's Club's Reading of Justin Sayre's CLICK OF THE LOCK, 3/25Justin Vivian Bond, Zachary Booth & More Set for Player's Club's Reading of Justin Sayre's CLICK OF THE LOCK, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Justin Sayre's Play, The Click of the Lock, will be presented at The Player's Club as part of a new play reading. The cast will feature Tony Nominated Downtown Performer Justin Vivian Bond, Zachary Booth (Damages, Keep the Lights On), Rob Maitner (Urinetown, NY Fringe Festival; Bistro Award for Fairy Tales at the WPA Theater), Brian Barefoot, Jax Jackson, Grant Chapman & Chris Tyler. The reading will be held at the Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South in Manhattan) at 8:00 PM, with a cocktail reception starting at 7pm. To reserve a seat, please contact clickofthelock@gmail.com. (more...)

VERA; OR, THE NIHILISTS Begins Performances Tonight at HEREVERA; OR, THE NIHILISTS Begins Performances Tonight at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Oscar Wilde's outlandish first play Vera; Or, The Nihilists, a young assassin's struggle with love, rebellion, and political idealism, receives it's first ever New York revival since its 1883 debut, courtesy queer company Femme Fatale Theater, at downtown's Obie Award-winning HERE beginning tonight, Feb. 12. (more...)

VERA; OR, THE NIHILISTS Begins Performances 2/12 at HEREVERA; OR, THE NIHILISTS Begins Performances 2/12 at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Oscar Wilde's outlandish first play Vera; Or, The Nihilists, a young assassin's struggle with love, rebellion, and political idealism, receives it's first ever New York revival since its 1883 debut, courtesy queer company Femme Fatale Theater, at downtown's Obie Award-winning HERE beginning Feb. 12. (more...)

Femme Fatale Theater to Present Oscar Wilde's VERA; OR, THE NIHILISTS at HERE, Begin. 2/12Femme Fatale Theater to Present Oscar Wilde's VERA; OR, THE NIHILISTS at HERE, Begin. 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Oscar Wilde's outlandish first play Vera; Or, The Nihilists, a young assassin's struggle with love, rebellion, and political idealism, receives it's first ever New York revival since its 1883 debut, courtesy queer company Femme Fatale Theater, at downtown's Obie Award-winning HERE beginning Feb. 12. (more...)

Justin Sayre's RITE OF WATER to Premiere 10/26 at Jalopy TheaterJustin Sayre's RITE OF WATER to Premiere 10/26 at Jalopy Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

American poet Hart Crane (1899 - 1932) stands sometimes unsteadily in the pantheon of American literature. Adored by the likes of Tennessee Williams and Harold Bloom, Crane's works and tumultuous life continue to fascinate and intrigue readers 80 years after his suicide in 1932. Using Crane's poetry, letters, and original work based on events of his life, Justin Sayre (The Meeting*, Night of a Thousand Judys) creates a life scape for the troubled poet, in his new work, A Rite Of Water: An American Passion PlayStarring Chris Tyler, Nicholas Gorham, Ryan Streit, and Alston Brown on Saturday, October 26th, 4pm at Jalopy Theater - 315 Columbia Street, Red Hook Brooklyn off the Carroll Street F/G. (more...)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces Programming for the Tenth Anniversary Edition of its Performance Festival PRELUDE, 10/2-4The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces Programming for the Tenth Anniversary Edition of its Performance Festival PRELUDE, 10/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2013

PRELUDE allows the public to experience work-in-progress presentations, open rehearsals and discussions by dozens of NYC's most exciting theater and performance artists -- for FREE -- including Taylor Mac, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Big Dance Theater, Big Art Group, Cesar Alvarez & Sarah Benson, Annie Baker, David Levine, Cynthia Hopkins, 600 HIGHWAYMEN, Jay Scheib & Co., Elastic City, PearlDamour, ANIMALS, Katherine Brook / Tele-Violet, Woodshed Collective, Daniel Fish, Andrew Ondrejcak, James Monaco & Jerome Ellis and more. (more...)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces Programming for the Tenth Anniversary Edition of its Performance Festival PRELUDE, 10/2-4The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces Programming for the Tenth Anniversary Edition of its Performance Festival PRELUDE, 10/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

PRELUDE allows the public to experience work-in-progress presentations, open rehearsals and discussions by dozens of NYC's most exciting theater and performance artists -- for FREE -- including Taylor Mac, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Big Dance Theater, Big Art Group, Cesar Alvarez & Sarah Benson, Annie Baker, David Levine, Cynthia Hopkins, 600 HIGHWAYMEN, Jay Scheib & Co., Elastic City, PearlDamour, ANIMALS, Katherine Brook / Tele-Violet, Woodshed Collective, Daniel Fish, Andrew Ondrejcak, James Monaco & Jerome Ellis and more. (more...)

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