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Lilli Cooper, Lauren Pritchard & More to Join Zoe Sarnak in THE YEARS BETWEEN at 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

In her 54 Below debut, Zoe Sarnak will premiere songs from The Years Between: an exploration of New York's millennials as the latest lost generation, set to a score of rock, folk, pop, and soul. To celebrate this piece's debut, she's inviting favorite performers from concerts past and recording the night for a LIVE CONCEPT ALBUM. (more...)

The Skivvies with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Fyvush Finkel and More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Ripe Time to Bring Gertrude Stein's THE WORLD IS ROUND to the Stage, 4/17-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Ripe Time, the Brooklyn-based company led by Rachel Dickstein, has garnered acclaim for creating physically charged, visually powerful adaptations of classic and contemporary stories by authors raging from Edith Wharton to Jhumpa Lahiri. Conceived, written and directed by Dickstein, the play The World is Round epitomizes the company's work, creating from Gertrude Stein's book a fable (for grownups and mature children) full of original, live music by Heather Christian and aerial movement choreographed by Nicki Miller. Ripe Time's first new show since its celebrated Mrs. Dalloway adaptation Septimus and Clarissa (2011), The World is Round makes its world premiere April 17 - 30 at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn). (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Closes Today; Film's Kickstarter $213,101 Short with 15 Hours to Go
by BWW News Desk - Mar 02, 2014

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, named one of the Best Musicals of 2013 by The New York Times and one of Time Magazine's Top 10 Musicals of 2013, will close today at Kazino (45th Street between Times Square and 8th Avenue). In addition, today is the final day to give to the Kickstarter that was set up to help fund the filming of the show. The current tally, as of 8:30am, is 235 backers, who have pledged $36,899 of the $250,000 goal, with 15 hours to go. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Fans Take Part in 'War and Peace' Readathon!
by Jessica Gordon - Feb 27, 2014

In honor of the last week of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, the show just invited fans to Times Square to read Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace out loud, tag-team filibuster style, to celebrate great literature that has been made in to great theater! The epic event began on Tuesday and wrapped up this afternoon, when the reading was finally completed. BroadwayWorld stopped by for the festivities and you can check out photos below! (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Eyes Big Screen Adaptation; Kickstarter Campaign to Launch Feb 11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Entertainment Weekly writes that the producers of off-Broadway's NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 are planning a film adaptation of the interactive, operatic stage spectacle and will launch a Kickstarter campaign this coming Tuesday, February 11, to help fund the venture. The goal is currently set for $500,000. (more...)

'GREAT COMET' to Allow Audience Members to Send Own Love Letters During Valentine's Day Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

Celebrate Valentine's Day in 19th century Russia with Natasha, Pierre and a love letter of your very own. GREAT COMET ticket-holders for performances beginning Tuesday, February 11th through Sunday, February 16th, can submit text in advance, which will be hand-written and delivered as beautifully as they were in 19th century Russia. Prior to the performance you are attending, visit www.greatcometof1812.com to write your love letter, and it will be hand-delivered to your table at the show. Tickets are on sale now at Telecharge.com for all performances through Sunday, March 2, 2014. (more...)

The Civilians Return to Joe's Pub for a Performance of LET ME ASCERTAIN YOU: SEX VARIANTS 1941, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

The Civilians, New York's award-winning investigative theatre company, is back at Joe's Pub on February 3rd with their latest installment of Let Me Ascertain You: Sex Variants 1941. (more...)

Off-Broadway's 'SEX TIPS' to Host Talkback with Authors Dan Anerson & Maggie Berman, 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man is a new comedy beginning performances at The 777 Theatre (777 Eighth Avenue, between 47th and 48th Streets) on Wednesday, January 22nd. On Saturday, January 25th, Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man will hold a post-show talk-back with Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman, the authors of the international best-selling book on which the show is based. The talk-back, moderated by award-winning writer Michael Musto, will also feature playwright Matt Murphy and director Tim Drucker. This event will be held following the 2:00pm matinee that day (3:30 pm). The press opening for Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man is set for February 9, 2014. (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Extends Through 3/2 at Kazino
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Producers Howard and Janet Kagan announced today that due to popular demand, the limited engagement of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, named one of the Best Musicals of 2013 by The New York Times and one of Time Magazine's Top 10 Musicals of 2013,will extend for the third time at Kazino (45th Street between Times Square and 8thAvenue). Tickets are on sale now at Telecharge.com for performances through Sunday, March 2, 2014. (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Hosts Party Following New Year's Eve Performance
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2013

Come celebrate this New Year's Eve in luxury at New York City's opulent Russian supper club, Kazino (45th Street between Times Square and 8thAvenue) with food, drink, music, dancing and Tolstoy's hottest young lovers. Enjoy a 4-course Russian feast and a performance of one of Time Magazine's Top 10 Musicals of 2013, NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, followed by a New Year's Eve party with a DJ and open bar until 2am. (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 to Host Party Following New Year's Eve Performance
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Come celebrate this New Year's Eve in luxury at New York City's opulent Russian supper club, Kazino (45th Street between Times Square and 8thAvenue) with food, drink, music, dancing and Tolstoy's hottest young lovers. Enjoy a 4-course Russian feast and a performance of one of Time Magazine's Top 10 Musicals of 2013, NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, followed by a New Year's Eve party with a DJ and open bar until 2am. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Cast Recording) is Astonishingly Complex
by David Clarke - Dec 22, 2013

Nestled in the heart of New York City's Theater District, a slice of Russian literature has been making waves. At an opulent Supper Club housed within custom pop-up tent called Kazino, located at 259 West 45th Street, Dave Malloy's NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, a musical adaptation of Volume 2, Part 5 of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, is enjoying a well-received revival, which is set to close on January 19, 2014. The musical premiered at Ars Nova in 2012, and has been consistently praised for its catchy original score, which enthusiastically blends both Russian folk and classical music with indie rock and electronic dance music. Now, this unforgettable score is preserved on Ghostlight Record's NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Cast Recording). (more...)

THE IMAGINARY MENAGERIE to Play Final Performance at The McKittrick Hotel, 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

The Imaginary Menagerie, the cabaret stage show, concludes its yearlong residency at The McKittrick Hotel with a grand cabaret on Wednesday, December 18th at 10:30PM in The McKittrick's clubroom, The Heath. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Celebrates Album Release at Barnes & Noble
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 11, 2013

Barnes & Noble just celebrated the release of the new Ghostlight Records cast recording NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 with a special in-store performance and CD signing yesterday, December 10, the CD release date. The event was hosted by composer/writer Dave Malloy and included director Rachel Chavkin and members of the original cast. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos below! (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Cast Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Barnes & Noble will celebrate the release of the new Ghostlight Records cast recording NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 with a special in-st0re performance and CD signing today, December 10, the CD release date. (more...)

John Early, SHOWGASM, LONELY CHRISTMAS and More Set for Ars Nova, Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

Ars Nova announces its December lineup which will feature new work from 2013 Artists-in-Residence and a climactic New Year's Eve fundraiser event to close out its 10th Anniversary Season. All shows are at 8pm unless otherwise noted. Details below! (more...)

Sierra Boggess, HIT LIST Concert & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Cast Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

Barnes & Noble will celebrate the release of the new Ghostlight Records cast recording NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 with a special in-st0re performance and CD signing on Tuesday, December 10, the CD release date. The 5:00 PM event will be hosted by composer/writer Dave Malloy and will include director Rachel Chavkin and members of the original cast. The venue is located on the Upper East Side (150 East 86th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues). Please call (212) 369-2180 for details. (more...)

Sierra Boggess, Mandy Gonzalez, HIT LIST Concert & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

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