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BWW Reviews: Shape, Color, and Bliss in RUSSIAN MODERNISM at the Neue GalerieBWW Reviews: Shape, Color, and Bliss in RUSSIAN MODERNISM at the Neue Galerie
by Patrick Kennedy - Jun 30, 2015

A new group exhibition at the Neue Galerie focuses on cosmopolitan modernism between 1907 and 1917. (more...)

Jasmine Saunise Rounds Out Cast for Steven Carl McCasland's MEMORARE ReadingJasmine Saunise Rounds Out Cast for Steven Carl McCasland's MEMORARE Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Jasmine Saunise completes casting for the upcoming reading of Steven Carl McCasland's new play Memorare. The reading, which is open to the public, will take place at the Arthur Seelen Theatre (located at the Tony Award-winning Drama Bookshop) on Wednesday, July 15th at 7:00pm. The reading is free to the public.  (more...)

Premiere Reading of Steven Carl McCasland's MEMORARE Set for NYC Next MonthPremiere Reading of Steven Carl McCasland's MEMORARE Set for NYC Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

A limited New York audience will soon be able to attend the first reading of Steven Carl McCasland's new play MEMORARE. The reading, which is open to the public, will take place at the Arthur Seelen Theatre (located at the Tony Award-winning Drama Bookshop) on Wednesday, July 15th at 7:00pm. The reading is free to the public.  (more...)

Kokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING Begins 7/18 at Theater WitKokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING Begins 7/18 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Kokandy Productions will continue its 2015 season with LOVING REPEATING, a musical tribute to the life and loves of celebrated American author Gertrude Stein. Using Stein's own works as lyrics, LOVING REPEATING is adapted by Frank Galati (The Grapes of Wrath, The Accidental Tourist), with music by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island, Seussical) direction by Co-Artistic Director Allison Hendrix, music direction by Resident Music Director Kory Danielson and choreography by Andrea Louise Soule.  (more...)

Jewish Museum Sets Offerings for Monday WorkshopsJewish Museum Sets Offerings for Monday Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

The Jewish Museum is presenting a fun-filled drop-in art workshop for families every Monday in July, inspired by works on view in its current slate of exhibitions. These workshops are FREE with museum admission. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Greenspan Interprets Stein in COMPOSITION... MASTER-PIECES... IDENTITYBWW Reviews: Greenspan Interprets Stein in COMPOSITION... MASTER-PIECES... IDENTITY
by Michael Dale - Jun 6, 2015

David Greenspan approaches three Gertrude Stein pieces in a graceful solo performance. (more...)

Jason Graae to Headline Encompass Grand Cabaret Gala, 6/29Jason Graae to Headline Encompass Grand Cabaret Gala, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Join Encompass for this spectacular one night only benefit event in a unique Tribeca penthouse with a grand outdoor terrace featuring panoramic NYC views, to take place at 66 Leonard Street, New York, NY 10013 (between Church Street & Broadway) in the penthouse of Mr. Chip Seelig. In addition to an evening of great entertainment, guests can also expect savory hors d'oeuvres and enjoy wines from Mr. Seelig's private collection. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Greenspan in COMPOSITION...MASTER-PIECES...IDENTITY at Target Margin TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at David Greenspan in COMPOSITION...MASTER-PIECES...IDENTITY at Target Margin Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Target Margin Theater, dedicating its 24th season to the exploration of works created by the great American novelist, poet and playwright, Gertrude Stein, concludes the 2015 Season with the world premiere of of Composition…Master-Pieces…Identity, a new solo work conceived and performed by Obie Award-winner and TMT Associated Artist David Greenspan. Scroll down for a first look at him onstage! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 27th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 27th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - May 28, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Once' and 'On Your Feet!' arrive, Kooman and Dimond try one out, 'Loving Repeating' returns, 'The Fantasticks' grows its orchestra, local 'Spider Woman' and 'Idiot' productions, two new works about the deaths of pop musicians, and the real-life death of PJ Paparelli. (more...)

Jason Graae to Perform at Encompass New Opera Theatre's 2015 Gala, 6/29Jason Graae to Perform at Encompass New Opera Theatre's 2015 Gala, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Nancy Rhodes, artistic director of Encompass New Opera Theatre, announced today that cabaret and Broadway star Jason Graae will be the featured performer at the Encompass Jazz Cabaret Gala in Manhattan on June 29th, 2015.  (more...)

Full Cast Set for Kokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING, 7/18-8/30 at Theater WitFull Cast Set for Kokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING, 7/18-8/30 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce casting for LOVING REPEATING, a musical tribute to the life and loves of celebrated American author Gertrude Stein. Using Stein's own works as lyrics, LOVING REPEATING is adapted by Frank Galati (The Grapes of Wrath, The Accidental Tourist), with music by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island, Seussical) direction by Co-Artistic Director Allison Hendrix, music direction by Resident Music Director Kory Danielson and choreography by Andrea Louise Soule. LOVING REPEATING will play July 18 - August 30, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.kokandyproductions.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Monday, July 20 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH Set for Bridge Street Theatre, 6/11-21THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH Set for Bridge Street Theatre, 6/11-21
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Kaliyuga Arts presents a contemporary re-telling of the first great work of world literature, the ancient Babylonian poem THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH at Bridge Street Theatre, June 11-21, 2015.  The production, directed and designed by John Sowle, features actor Steven Patterson in a virtuoso solo performance. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Three-Show Day with Kim Rogers at the Beautiful Soup Plays FestivalPhoto Flash: A Three-Show Day with Kim Rogers at the Beautiful Soup Plays Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Following critically acclaimed workshop presentations, Steven Carl McCasland's plays return to NYC in a month-long festival celebrating the young playwright. Together with The Clarion Theatre, they are presenting five plays (which started May 6th, 2015) with a company of actors performing in repertory. Actress Kim Rogers, who tackles roles in 3 of the 5 plays, kept a photo journal of her first three-show day. Scroll down to check it out! (more...)

THIS IS MARY BROWN to Debut at La MaMa in JuneTHIS IS MARY BROWN to Debut at La MaMa in June
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

La MaMa will present the world-premiere of THIS IS MARY BROWN - a solo play written and performed by Winsome Brown - with preview performances starting June 11 prior to an official press opening June 14 at La MaMa's First Floor Theatre (74 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. Brad Rouse directs the production, which runs through June 28. Following its debut at La MaMa, THIS IS MARY BROWN will travel to Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Steven Carl McCasland's LITTLE WARS Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Steven Carl McCasland's LITTLE WARS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

LITTLE WARS, a new play exploring the twenty year relationship between one of history's most famous same-sex couples, is being presented this month at New York City's Clarion Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE is On the MenuBWW Reviews: 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE is On the Menu
by Natalie de la Garza - May 4, 2015

If you love absurd little satires, whimsical period pieces, and female-centric art (or you just have a healthy, if unusual, appreciation for the egg), then 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE is for you. (more...)

BWW Interviews: 'Girl Singer' Stephanie Blythe, the Met's Bearded Lady and the Songbird of the SouthBWW Interviews: 'Girl Singer' Stephanie Blythe, the Met's Bearded Lady and the Songbird of the South
by Richard Sasanow - May 4, 2015

Stephanie Blythe--who's at the Met these days singing Baba the Turk in Stravinsky's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS--“abhors labels.” That's why, despite a cavernous voice that has become even deeper with age and could easily be termed mezzo or contralto, she tells me to call her “a girl singer.” (more...)

Chantal Joffe's Portraits of Influential 20th Century Women to Fill Jewish Museum LobbyChantal Joffe's Portraits of Influential 20th Century Women to Fill Jewish Museum Lobby
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Beginning May 1, two walls of the Jewish Museum's lobby will be filled with 34 new portraits by the London-based painter Chantal Joffe. This body of work explores Jewish women of the twentieth century, focusing on those who made major contributions to art, literature, philosophy, and politics - including Diane Arbus, Nancy Spero, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Susan Sontag, and Hannah Arendt. (more...)

Target Margin Theater Concludes 2015 Season with New David Greenspan Play & MoreTarget Margin Theater Concludes 2015 Season with New David Greenspan Play & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Target Margin Theater, dedicating its 24th season to the exploration of works created by the great American novelist, poet and playwright, Gertrude Stein, concludes the 2015 Season with the world premiere of Composition…Master-Pieces…Identity, a new solo performance piece from Obie Award-winner David Greenspan, and The TMT Stein Spring Lab: When This You See Remember Me, that will run in tandem at The Connelly Theater (220 East 4th Street, Manhattan). (more...)

Photo Flash: Beautiful Soup's 28 MARCHANT AVENUE Star Visits The Kennedy LibraryPhoto Flash: Beautiful Soup's 28 MARCHANT AVENUE Star Visits The Kennedy Library
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Kristen Gehling, who plays Rosemary Kennedy in Steven Carl McCasland's 28 Marchant Avenue, recently visited The Kennedy Library in Massachusetts to research her character and the Kennedy Family. In the play, audiences will spend five summers with the Kennedys as they grapple with the decision to lobotomize and institutionalize Rosemary. This family secret remained hidden for years. Scroll down for photos from Gehling's trip! (more...)

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