Ira Glass News

Ira Glass and Monica Bill Barnes & Co. to Bring THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST to The Town Hall, 9/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Monica Bill Barnes & Company and Ira Glass, host of This American Life, will present their show Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) for a three-night-only run, September 10-12 at 8pm. Since April 2013, they've been on a 30-city national tour, appearing in one or two cities per month. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/4/14 - A Star-Spangled, Spectacular Broadway Weekend!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 04, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: It's the Fourth of July (yay!) and PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH and NBC's MACY'S FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR round up some of the hottest talent from Broadway and the music scene tonight, THEATER TALK remembers 1776's Peter Stone, and Center Stage's digital project MY AMERICA launches on Fandor! (more...)

THIS AMERICAN LIFE's Ira Glass Hoping to Play Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Monica Bill Barnes & Company and Ira Glass, host of This American Life, have been working together to combine two art forms that - as Ira puts it - "have no business being together - dance and radio." The result is a funny, lively and heartfelt evening of dance and stories that brought down the house in its first test run at Carnegie Hall- . In a recent interview with the New York Times, Glass reveals that he'd like to bring the show to Broadway. (more...)

Tickets to Philip Glass' 2014 Days and Nights Festival On Sale 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The acclaimed Days and Nights Festival, founded and curated by Philip Glass, returns for its 2014 edition September 25-28 with four days of performances in Big Sur and Carmel, CA. Highlights of the long weekend include public radio host Ira Glass' new live show, Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host; Brian Greene's Icarus at the Edge of Time accompanied by a live performance of Glass' score conducted by Michael Riesman; an evening of music and spoken word with Glass on piano, spoken word artists Jerry Quickley and Mike Garry, and renowned instrumentalists Tim Fain (vioin), Matt Haimovitz (cello) and Jaron Lanier; and a screening of Visitors, the latest collaboration between Glass and director Godfrey Reggio, accompanied by a live Q&A. Tickets go on sale July 1-see below for schedule and details. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lindsay Mendez and Anthony Ramos in 'What the Heck I Gotta Do' from 21 CHUMP STREET
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2014

On June 7, Lin-Manuel Miranda's new mini-musical, 21 Chump Street, was featured at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's THIS AMERICAN LIFE as part of the 2014 'RadioLoveFest'. As a part of the event, nearly 50 actors, singers, dancers, musicians and comedians joined Ira Glass onstage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House...to try some things they'd never tried before. The result? Journalism turned into opera, into plays, into a Broadway musical. Below, check out 'What the Heck I Gotta Do' as performed by Lindsay Mendez, Anthony Ramos, Alex Boniello, Gerard Canonico, and Antwaun Holley. Click here to download music from the mini-musical now! (more...)

Music from Lin-Manuel Miranda's 21 CHUMP STREET Available of iTunes!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Music from Lin-Manuel MIranda's new mini-musical, 21 Chump Street, is now available to download on iTunes. Featuring Lindsay Mendez and Anthony Ramos, the project was featured at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's THIS AMERICAN LIFE on June 7th as part of the 2014 'RadioLoveFest'. As a part of the event, nearly 50 actors, singers, dancers, musicians and comedians joined Ira Glass onstage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House...to try some things they'd never tried before. The result? Journalism turned into opera, into plays, into a Broadway musical. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lindsay Mendez & More Featured in THIS AMERICAN LIFE's RadioLoveFest Show at BAM; Stream It Online Now!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The full video for THIS AMERICAN LIFE's 'wildest' show ever at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on June 7th as part of the 2014 'RadioLoveFest' is now available to stream online for just $5. Check out a video trailer for the program here, and hear the radio promo for the episode below! (more...)

Willis Earl Beal, Mary Gauthier, Nicholas Payton & More Get June-July 2014 Releases on CD Baby
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The Iceberg Tip Sheet below offers a quick round up of recent and upcoming releases distributed by CD Baby, showcasing breakthrough artists, as well as cult stars and up-and-comers. (more...)

Mike Birbiglia to Bring His THANK GOD FOR JOKES Comedy Tour to the Strand Theatre, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Award-winning comedian, author, and filmmaker Mike Birbiglia returns to the stage with more painfully awkward stories in a show about jokes, and how they can get you in trouble. Join Birbiglia as he gets arrested in New Jersey, screamed at by a famous director, heckled by Statler and Waldorf, and attacked by zombie rodents. (more...)

Mike Birbiglia Coming to Paramount Theatre, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Award-winning comedian, author, and filmmaker Mike Birbiglia returns to the stage with more painfully awkward stories in a show about jokes, and how they can get you in trouble. Join Birbiglia as he he gets arrested in New Jersey, screamed at by a famous director, heckled by Statler and Waldorf, and attacked by zombie rodents. (more...)

MPAC Announces 2014-15 Schedule, Tickets Go On Sale Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Mayo Performing Arts Center features over 100 events, concerts and performances in its 2014-2015 season. Tickets for events go on sale Monday, June 16 at 9 am online and 10 am in person and by phone (973-539-8008). (more...)

BOOK OF LIZ to Return to Custom Made Theatre, 7/10-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2014

Custom Made is thrilled to bring back The Book of Liz for a fourth hysterical run, after setting box office records in 2009, 2011, and 2013. This year, James Nelson brings his directorial eye to the popular 'LizFest.' (more...)

Mesa Arts Center Announces 2014-2015 Performing Live Season; Includes Tony Bennett, Broadway, Joshua Bell, Bill Cosby
by BWW News Desk - Jun 01, 2014

Mesa Arts Center today announced its 2014-2015 Performing Live Season, which begins with Lyle Lovett & His Large Band on July 24, and includes performances with Tony Bennett, MythBusters, Bill Cosby, Joshua Bell, Evil Dead the Musical, Molly Ringwald, and many more. The shows unveiled today are in addition to the six series packages announced on May 1, including Broadway on Center, Classical, Dance, Jazz, National Geographic Live, and Spoken World. (more...)

Congress Street Portland Ovations Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Wednesday night at the Masonic Temple on Congress Street Portland Ovations unveiled their 84th season to Ovations Members and guests at their Annual Members-Only Preview Party. (more...)

Pivot to Premiere Original Series THE PEABODY AWARDS, 6/1
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2014

THE PEABODY AWARDS BY PIVOT will premiere on Sunday, June 1 at 9pm ET/8pm CT. Hosted by Ira Glass, the 73rd Annual Peabody Awards on Pivot is a special TV event celebrating excellence in media and stories that matter. (more...)

Wells Fargo Center Announces 2014-2015 Season Featuring Music, Dance, Comedy & More
by Jillian Gaier - May 21, 2014

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts announced 24 new shows for 2014-2015 featuring world-class performances in music, dance, comedy, speakers and family entertainment. For 33 years, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts has presented a popular and diverse range of outstanding performances for fans of all ages and diverse interests. Tickets will be available to members of Wells Fargo Center for the Arts on Tuesday, May 20 and on sale to the general public on Friday, June 13 at noon. Tickets and memberships may be purchased online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by phone at 707.546.3600 and in person at the box office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. (more...)

Sundance's NEXT FEST to Run 8/7-10 at Los Angeles' Ace Hotel
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Sundance Institute will present the Sundance NEXT FEST summer festival August 7-10 in Los Angeles, headquartered at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel and offering feature and short film screenings, some paired with live music performances and all celebrating the renegade spirit of independent artists. The event is an extension of the popular NEXT <=> section at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, which showcases stylistically adventurous and bold films, and builds on the Institute's NEXT WEEKEND event, hosted in 2013. The Sundance Film Festival programming staff will select films and music acts for NEXT FEST. The festival is supported by Principal sponsors Acura and YouTube. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Vermont - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Vermont (more...)

University of Chicago's LET'S GET WORKING: CHICAGO CELEBRATES STUDS TERKEL Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

Today, May 9 through May 11, 2014, the University of Chicago and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts will host Let's Get Working, a three-day festival honoring the life and work of Studs Terkel, Chicago legend and UChicago alumnus. The festival will introduce Terkel's legacy to new and younger audiences while highlighting individuals and groups, both local and national, who have been impacted, influenced, and inspired by his work as a broadcaster, historian, actor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, Lance Horne, Justin Vivian Bond & More Set for PS122 Spring Gala, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Chaired by Michael Stipe and Justin Vivian Bond, PS122's Spring 2014 Gala will celebrate freedom of expression by honoring actor and performance artist John Fleck, performance artist and writer Holly Hughes, and performance artist Tim Miller-three of the four solo performers known collectively as the NEA 4. In addition, Clara Miller will receive the Shining Star Award, an award traditionally given to a non-artist who has greatly impacted the arts community of NYC. Miller founded the Nonprofit Finance Fund in 1980, which radically changed how non-profits think about their financial strategies. (more...)

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