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Acclaimed Actors Tovah Feldshuh and Fyvush Finkel in 'Hugs and Knishes' on PBS December 4Acclaimed Actors Tovah Feldshuh and Fyvush Finkel in 'Hugs and Knishes' on PBS December 4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Hugs and Knishes: A Celebration of Our Jewish Foods and Traditions explores the rich history of Jewish food and its cultural impact on the community. The film visits a variety of Jewish homes, Ashkenazy and Sephardic, for anecdotes of Jewish life that represent a diverse cultural experience and demonstrate the universal cultural truth that 'we are what we eat.' (more...)

Beth Leavel, Jared Zirilli & More Will Take Part in CAPONE ReadingBeth Leavel, Jared Zirilli & More Will Take Part in CAPONE Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Caiola Productions is pleased to announce a private reading of the new musical CAPONE. CAPONE stars Danny Aiello with book, music and lyrics by Robert Mitchell and directed by Alexander Dinelaris. The reading will be this Friday, November 18th. (more...)

Tony Shalhoub to Host Broadway Salutes The Blue Card with Raul EsparzaTony Shalhoub to Host Broadway Salutes The Blue Card with Raul Esparza
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

The Blue Card, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding Holocaust survivors, will host its annual benefit gala on Monday, November 21, 2016, at Jazz At Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. (more...)

NBC Picks Up New Drama Series from Tony Award-Winning PlaywrightNBC Picks Up New Drama Series from Tony Award-Winning Playwright
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

NBC has given a pilot production commitment to the new drama SALVATION, from Tony Award winning playwright Warren Leight, CRASH's Paul Haggis and Sony TV. (more...)

BWW Review: CATF THE SECOND GIRL is a Stunning and Spirited ShowBWW Review: CATF THE SECOND GIRL is a Stunning and Spirited Show
by Johnna Leary - Jul 15, 2016

Take a Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead approach to O Neill's classic Long Day's Journey Into Night, and you have Ronan Noone's fantastically crafted The Second Girl, now running at the Contemporary American Theater Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: A Working Kitchen in THE SECOND GIRL at CATFBWW Review: A Working Kitchen in THE SECOND GIRL at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 13, 2016

What makes The Second Girl a comedy more than anything else is Cathryn Wake's electrifying performance as Cathleen, a confection of flashing eyes, red hair, a tell-the-truth-and-shame-the-devil attitude, and naked ambition. Her vivacity is inescapable. (more...)

THE CALAMARI SISTERS to Play Bristol Riverside Theatre, 7/27-31THE CALAMARI SISTERS to Play Bristol Riverside Theatre, 7/27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The riotous and wacky Calamari Sisters return to Bristol Riverside Theatre from July 27-July 31 to dish out another helping of their special brand of musical culinary education with The Calamari Sisters' Clam Bake starring Delphine and Carmela Calamari. These plus-size siblings teach the ins and outs of an Italian clam bake, singing, dancing and cooking their way through the perfect summer picnic to make the juiciest clams in town. (more...)

National Democratic Strategist Robert Weiner Rebuts Hillary Clinton Email, Benghazi Critics; Commends Foreign Policy Speech, Makes Case On Rick Smith Radio Show, Six PA SNational Democratic Strategist Robert Weiner Rebuts Hillary Clinton Email, Benghazi Critics; Commends Foreign Policy Speech, Makes Case On Rick Smith Radio Show, Six PA S
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2016

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HADESTOWN Creators Set for PERSON PLACE THING Live Show with Randy Cohen at NYTWHADESTOWN Creators Set for PERSON PLACE THING Live Show with Randy Cohen at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) and FABnyc will co-present a live show with the popular public radio show and podcast Person Place Thing with writer and humorist Randy Cohen, featuring HADESTOWN's celebrated singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and inventive two-time Obie award-winning director Rachel Chavkin at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003) on Monday, June 6 at 7:00 pm. The evening will also include musical interludes from HADESTOWN and a brief audience Q&A. Tickets are $10 and be purchased at www.fabnyc.org. (more...)

BWW Review: John Mulaney and Nick Kroll Provide a Night of Off-Beat Banter and Tuna-Based Pranks in OH, HELLOBWW Review: John Mulaney and Nick Kroll Provide a Night of Off-Beat Banter and Tuna-Based Pranks in OH, HELLO
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 11, 2015

 Comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney have brought their morally ambiguous characters of Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland to the Cherry Lane Theatre for a limited-run play. These caricatured New York-bred characters' over-the-top observations are just inappropriate enough to sustain laughter for 70 minutes of absurdity. (more...)

The Calamari Sisters Return to Bristol Riverside Theatre This WeekendThe Calamari Sisters Return to Bristol Riverside Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The riotous and wacky Calamari Sisters return to Bristol Riverside Theatre this weekend, July 29-August 2 with The Calamari Sisters' Big Fat Italian Wedding starring Delphine Calamari and Carmela Calamari. Delightfully zany hilarity ensues as this time the larger-than-life Italian sisters prepare for a wedding. (more...)

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS Radio Show Features Angel Light Pictures' Antonio SaillantTAKING CARE OF BUSINESS Radio Show Features Angel Light Pictures' Antonio Saillant
by Movies News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Taking Care of Business Talk Radio... America's Home for Small Business News And Advice, Host Richard Solomon interviews independent television and film producer, Antonio Saillant about Sustainability within the Entertainment Business in Film and Television. (more...)

The Calamari Sisters Returning to Bristol Riverside Theatre, 7/29-8/2The Calamari Sisters Returning to Bristol Riverside Theatre, 7/29-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

The riotous and wacky Calamari Sisters return to Bristol Riverside Theatre on July 29-August 2 with The Calamari Sisters' Big Fat Italian Wedding starring Delphine Calamari and Carmela Calamari. Delightfully zany hilarity ensues as this time the larger-than-life Italian sisters prepare for a wedding. (more...)

RUBBLE KINGS, Narrated by John Leguizamo, Hits Theaters TodayRUBBLE KINGS, Narrated by John Leguizamo, Hits Theaters Today
by Movies News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The documentary RUBBLE KINGS will hit theaters today, June 19th in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, with a wider release to follow. The film, narrated by John Leguizamo, follows the story of the gangs that roamed the streets in NYC in the 70's and their impact at that time. (more...)

HAMILTON'S Lin-Manuel Miranda to Receive Puerto Rican Day Parade 'Pride' AwardHAMILTON'S Lin-Manuel Miranda to Receive Puerto Rican Day Parade 'Pride' Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

HAMILTON and IN THE HEIGHTS creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda will receive the Nuestro Orgullo Award during this year's Puerto Rican Day Parade. Fellow Puerto Rican theater star Rita Moreno will be this year's grand marshall at the parade. (more...)

RUBBLE KINGS, Narrated by John Leguizamo, to Hit Theaters Next WeekRUBBLE KINGS, Narrated by John Leguizamo, to Hit Theaters Next Week
by Movies News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

The documentary RUBBLE KINGS will hit theaters on June 19th in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, with a wider release to follow. The film, narrated by John Leguizamo, follows the story of the gangs that roamed the streets in NYC in the 70's and their impact at that time.  (more...)

Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR), the ensemble-based theater company based in South Orange/Maplewood, NJ, announces A CONVERSATION WITH BILLY PORTER, on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in a one-night-only benefit appearance hosted by NY1's Budd Mishkin. (more...)

Photo Flash: Playwright Beth Henley Visits TACT's ABUNDANCE Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Playwright Beth Henley Visits TACT's ABUNDANCE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Playwright Beth Henley was in the audience on Saturday night (February 28) to see TACT's production of her play, ABUNDANCE. The cast was not told she was there until after the show and were thrilled to meet her. Scroll down to see her beaming backstage with the cast! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TACT's ABUNDANCE, Beginning Tonight Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at TACT's ABUNDANCE, Beginning Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre presents Abundance, the 1990 play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart). An epic tale of friendship set against the backdrop of the sweeping American West, Abundance will be directed by TACT Co-Artistic Director Jenn Thompson, who directed last season's production of William Inge's Natural Affection. Performances begin at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) tonight, February 17, 2015. Opening night is set for Sunday, March 1 at 6:00pm. Performances will continue through March 28, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Members of 'The Central Park Five' Appear for THE BULLPEN TalkbackPhoto Flash: Members of 'The Central Park Five' Appear for THE BULLPEN Talkback
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Several members of 'The Central Park Five,' the group of five young black and Latino youths falsely arrested and convicted in 1989 for the brutal beating and rape of a white woman in Central Park, attended the February 7 performance of The Bullpen, the one-man, 18-character comedy written and performed by Joe Assadourian, (now playing through March 21) at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street - just east of Broadway). Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson and Yusef Salam, three of the five members, participated in a talkback following the performance to talk about their cases, re-entry and life inside the prison system. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

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