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BWW Reviews: WITTENBERG Now On Stage at STNJ - Refreshingly Original
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 18, 2014

'Wittenberg' written by David Davalos and directed by Joseph Discher is now on stage at The Shakespeare Theatre on New Jersey. Metropolitan area audiences will delight at this totally original new play. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WITTENBERG at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre presents the New Jersey premiere of the award-winning play WITTENBERG by David Davalos, in which he ingeniously manipulates time and space to unite an unusual trio-Doctor Faustus, Martin Luther, and Hamlet-for a witty and provocative debate about faith, fate, existence, and tennis. The 'big questions,' the enigmas that eternally puzzle mankind, are given clever and delightfully quirky forum in this contemporary riff on the age-old and eternal conudrums. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

SPANK! THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY to Play Gallo Center, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

A wickedly funny, adult-themed spoof of the 'Fifty Shades' trilogy of erotic romance novels by E. L. James is coming to the Gallo Center for the Arts for one night only. 'SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody' takes the stage at 8 pm on Saturday, October 11. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre to Present WITTENBERG, Begin. 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Performances begin September 10 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue in Madison. Tickets start at $25 for preview performances and $32 for regular performances. Student rush tickets for all performances are $15, available a half-hour before curtain for with a valid student ID. Performances are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, call the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

Tickets to SPANK! THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY at Terry Theater On Sale 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody returns to Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Terry Theater for four performances only from Thursday, November 6th through Saturday, November 8th! Tickets go on sale Friday, August 8th at 10AM through the FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase, the official presenter of the Jacksonville show. Tickets are $50.00 and can be purchased at www.artistseriesjax.org, (904) 442-2929, and the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office between 10AM-5PM, Monday-Friday. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more at (904) 442-2947 or groupsales@fscj.edu. (more...)

FaceOff Unlimited Presents NADS Improv Show at Celebrity Cafe on Wednesdays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The creators of NYC's Japanese game show BATSU!, the "Wacky Spectacle" (NY Magazine) and CBS NY calls it one of the "...best things to do in NYC," are at it again with their latest creation, a sizzling hot comedy experience destined to change Ladies' Night forever with our sexy hot men dishing it out - enticing and naughty improv games. (more...)

NADS - A COMEDY EXPERIENCE FOR THE LADIES Coming to Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The creators of NYC's Japanese game show BATSU!, the 'Wacky Spectacle' (NY Magazine) that CBS NY calls one of the 'best things to do in NYC' are at it again with their latest creation, a sizzling hot comedy experience destined to change ladies' night forever! (more...)

Gabe Bowling to Join Cast of MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING, 7/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Beginning July 5th, 2014, Gabe Bowling will step into the role of Gregorio, the hot misunderstood villain of the bridal party, at St. Luke's Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION Offers Saucy and Serious Wit
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - May 04, 2014

Portland Stage closes its 2013-2014 season with a sharp production of Evan Smith's saucy, yet serious comedy, The Savannah Disputation, as play which examines the foibles of faith and the thorny issues of religious dogma. Smith's 2009 play, set in his native Savannah, recounts the story of two aging sisters, Mary and Margaret, whose devout Catholicism is challenged by the visit of a fundamentalist missionary, Melissa. Engaged in a dialogue against their will, the sisters soon find themselves plunged into a full-fledged theological disputation, which prompts them to call for reinforcement from their parish priest. The ensuing heated and hilarious conversation tests the tenacity of each of the character's beliefs. (more...)

SPANK! HARDER THE MUSICAL Set for Orpheum Theater, 6/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Omaha Performing Arts presents SPANK! HARDER THE MUSICAL at the Orpheum Theater on June 6 and 7, 2014. Tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $35 and will be available at TicketOmaha.com, 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha Office inside the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St. Ticketholders are advised to arrive early for special show-themed cocktails, and stay afterward for photos with the cast. (more...)

BWW reviews: Words by Ira Gershwin Articulates the Alchemy of a Song
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jan 26, 2014

Portland Stage's stylish and stirring production of Words by Ira Gershwin and the Great American Songbook offers fascinating insight into the alchemy of a song. Joseph Vass' 2013 play examines the professional life and art of "the other Gershwin," George's brother, his lyricist, and the creator of hundreds of popular standards, which have come to be part of The Great American Songbook. (more...)

SPANK! Sequel to Play Colonial Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

The original SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody was last year's #1 show across the country, delivering naughty and hilarious fun to women in over 150 cities across the US. Now, the ALL NEW, SPANK! Harder picks up where the original left off. The characters that became audience favorites are back including sassy 'author," 'E.B. Janet" and ladies' favorite naughty hunk, 'Hugh Hanson." This time, it's double trouble as Hugh must compete with a handsome new love rival who is his complete opposite. SPANK! Harder brings the laughs to a whole new level, parodying not only 'Fifty Shades' but many of women's favorites they will recognize from movies to television and beyond. (more...)

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody Hits Omaha, 6/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

The cast has been announced for the Omaha performances of SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody! Omaha Performing Arts presents SPANK! for three performances on Thursday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m.; and Friday, June 14, and Today, June 15, at 8:00 p.m. in the Orpheum Theater. The musical comedy parody is part of the Omaha Performing Arts' 2012/2013 Season. (more...)

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody Hits Omaha, Now thru 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

The cast has been announced for the Omaha performances of SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody! Omaha Performing Arts presents SPANK! for three performances tonight, June 13, at 7:30 p.m.; and Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, at 8:00 p.m. in the Orpheum Theater. The musical comedy parody is part of the Omaha Performing Arts' 2012/2013 Season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Creators of The 50 Shades Parody Deserve a SPANKing
by Jeff Davis - Jun 07, 2013

It doesn't get much more disappointing than Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody, an incredibly misguided spoof of the equally misguided novel Fifty Shades of Grey, where every joke is predictable, expected, bland, and punctuated by ferocious dry-humping. (more...)

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody Hits Omaha, 6/13-15
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

The cast has been announced for the Omaha performances of SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody! Omaha Performing Arts presents SPANK! for three performances on Thursday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m.; and Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, at 8:00 p.m. in the Orpheum Theater. The musical comedy parody is part of the Omaha Performing Arts' 2012/2013 Season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SPANK! THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY is Fifty Shades of Fun
by Leah Rocci - Mar 27, 2013

SPANK! THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY is a fun girls' night out! (more...)

SPANK! THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY Comes to the Colonial, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2013

The best-selling book comes to life in the musical satire, SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody, on the Colonial stage tonight, March 14 to March 16 at 8pm. Contains mature content. (more...)

SPANK! THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY Comes to the Colonial, 3/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

The best-selling book comes to life in the musical satire, SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody, on the Colonial stage March 14 to March 16 at 8pm. Contains mature content. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SPANK! THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY Pokes Fun at the Saucy Best-Selling Book
by Shari Barrett - Feb 16, 2013

Whether you make it a date night or a girls night out, everyone is sure to get a kick out of 'SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody' at Club Nokia in LA Live on Feb 15, 16 and 17, 2013. This hilarious unauthorized musical satire brings the naughty fun of the saucy best-selling book to life in a laugh-filled high-energy show that's part Chippendales, part Second City, presented in one deliciously sexy package. The show is definitely for mature audiences so leave the kids at home. (more...)

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