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Michael Feinstein, Molly Pope & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS LINEUPMichael Feinstein, Molly Pope & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS LINEUP
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Michael Feinstein, Molly Pope, John Early and Jonah Verdon will join the previously announced headliners Melissa Errico, Liz Callaway, The Skivvies, Michael McElroy, Lauren Worsham, Cyrille Aimee, Rachel  York, Adam Kantor, Randy Graff, Kim David Smith, Danielle Grabianowski, Julie Hill, Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson to headline 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...)

Hakkasan Nightclub Sets Sept 2015 DJ LineupHakkasan Nightclub Sets Sept 2015 DJ Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino welcomes another month of unbeatable talent to the renowned nightspot including GRAMMY Award-winning DJs Calvin Harris and Tiesto, as well as Dada Life, Bingo Players and more. (more...)

NXNE to Present Canadian Premiere of AMY, Comedian Eric Andre & More, 6/17-21NXNE to Present Canadian Premiere of AMY, Comedian Eric Andre & More, 6/17-21
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

North by Northeast (NXNE) is happy to announce the Canadian premiere screening of Asif Kapadia's Amy, more stellar music programming, and a new location for NXNE's Festival Hub overflowing with exclusive performances, fireside chats, and must-see shindigs running June 17 - 21, 2015. (more...)

Comedian Jay Larson to Headline Foxwoods, 6/4Comedian Jay Larson to Headline Foxwoods, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Comix at Foxwoods will host Esquire Network's, “Best Bars In America” co-host and hilarious stand-up comedian, Jay Larson for a three-night, four-performance event beginning on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. and ending with his “Nasty Show” on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10:30 p.m. (more...)

Catch a Rising Star to Bring Bob 'The Coach' Nelson to Ocean State Theatre, 5/31Catch a Rising Star to Bring Bob 'The Coach' Nelson to Ocean State Theatre, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, currently celebrating its third season in Warwick, along with the legendary comedy club, Catch A Rising Star, are proud to announce the appearance of comedian Bob Nelson at Ocean State Theatre on Sunday, May 31 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Jeff Ross Presents One-Night Performance at Fox Theater at Foxwoods, 6/5Jeff Ross Presents One-Night Performance at Fox Theater at Foxwoods, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Comix at Foxwoods presents comedy icon and king of the celebrity roast, Jeff Ross for a one-night-only performance at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHLORETTE on ABC - Monday, May 25, 2015Scoop: THE BACHLORETTE on ABC - Monday, May 25, 2015
by - May 20, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE BACHLORETTE, airing on ABC on Monday, May 25, 2015! (more...)

Rain Pryor's FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES Comes to NBT This JuneRain Pryor's FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES Comes to NBT This June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

?RAIN PRYOR's one-woman autobiographical play, FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES, will have its World Premiere at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) in Harlem, running Tuesday, June 2, through Sunday, June 28. Directed by Kamilah Forbes, this Limited Off-Broadway run is the actress-writer-comedian's funny take on growing up Black & Jewish as the daughter of one of the world's most beloved & iconic funny men, comic genius Richard Pryor. (more...)

Cobb's Comedy and Punch Line SF Announce Summer 2015 LineupCobb's Comedy and Punch Line SF Announce Summer 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Cobb's Comedy Club and Punch Line San Francisco have announced their Summer 2015 lineups. Scroll down for details! (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...)

Burbank Comedy Festival Set for August 16-22Burbank Comedy Festival Set for August 16-22
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

National headliners Adam Carolla (CATCH A CONTRACTOR), Tom Green (ROAD TRIP), Kel Mitchell (GOOD BURGER), Mary Lynn Rajskub (CHLOE FROM "24") and more than 200 emerging comedians from across the country will take center stage at the weeklong Burbank Comedy Festival, Sunday, August 16 throughSaturday, August 22.   (more...)

Comedian Steven Wright Set for Patchogue Theatre's Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Benefit, 6/23Comedian Steven Wright Set for Patchogue Theatre's Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Benefit, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Academy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated comedian STEVEN WRIGHT to perform live at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) on Saturday, June 23, at 8:30 p.m., presented by the Rotary Club of Patchogue in conjunction with the Island Outreach Foundation. Rotary Club of Patchogue's annual Steak & Cigar Dinner will be held prior to the show at neighboring restaurant Pera Bell Food Bar at 5 p.m. Ticket proceeds from both events will directly benefit Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center and more than 20 local charities. Steven Wright is a prototype comedian that many others continually try to follow. Beginning his comedy career at the age of 23 as a regular performer at Ding Ho's Comedy Club and Chinese Restaurant in Cambridge, Mass., Wright got his first big break when he was booked on 'The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.' Following his on-air performance, Steven Wright was invited to return the following week for a rare back-to-back appearance on 'The Tonight Show,' launching Wright's career into high gear. (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...)

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...)

LAST COMIC STANDING Finalist Nikki Carr Releases Debut Stand Up Comedy CDLAST COMIC STANDING Finalist Nikki Carr Releases Debut Stand Up Comedy CD
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Spending the end of 2014 touring the country on the 'Last Comic Standing Tour', Nikki Carr has hit a smooth stride. Her best is yet to come in the world of stand up comedy. (more...)

Paula Poudstone to Perform at Bay Street Theater, 5/23Paula Poudstone to Perform at Bay Street Theater, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Bay Street Theater has announced MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND with PAULA POUNDSTONE, May 23 at 8 pm. To purchase tickets, log on to www.baystreet.org or call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 Tuesday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm. The Box Office will be open 7 days a week beginning Memorial Day weekend. This special evening includes VIP ticket opportunity to mix and mingle with the artist at a cocktail party following the performance. Beach Magazine is the media sponsor for the 2015 Summer Comedy Club. (more...)

ALL STAR COMEDY SHOW Returning to Bay Street Theater, 6/1ALL STAR COMEDY SHOW Returning to Bay Street Theater, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Joseph Vecsey is back again to host the ALL STAR COMEDY SHOW 'A SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT' on Monday, June 1 at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 day of; available online at www.baystreet.org, or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500. The Box Office is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and beginning Memorial Day weekend, it will be open 7 days a week. (more...)

'Highflyers Comedy Night' Set for Amused Moose Soho, May 30'Highflyers Comedy Night' Set for Amused Moose Soho, May 30
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Amused Moose Soho presents exceptional comedy from a great bunch of splendidly skilful stand-ups at Soho's only multi-award winning comedy club, in our intimate performance space that the comedians love at 'Above The Arts', just one minute from Leicester Square tube. The Saturday Highflyers Comedy Night is slated for Saturday 30 May 2015. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Host PBA 2015 COMEDY NIGHT, 6/6Centenary Stage Company to Host PBA 2015 COMEDY NIGHT, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Centenary Stage Company will host the 2015 Comedy Night fundraiser for the Hackettstown-Mansfield PBA (Local 369) on Saturday, June 6 at 7:00 PM in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Center.    "New Jersey's Bad Boy" Mike Marino will headline the night's entertainment, which will be hosted by comedian Bob Gonzo, and will open with "The Reverend" Bob Levy. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: This Weekend's Best BetsCRITICS' CHOICE: This Weekend's Best Bets
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 8, 2015

Of course, Nashville's Iroquois Steeplechase is Saturday (and despite weather forecasts to the contrary, chances are that means it's going to be raining), so when it comes time to dry off, we suggest you head to the theater, where there's all sorts of good stuff onstage. (more...)

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