Ira Glass News

Tickets to 2014-15 Pittsburgh Dance Council Season Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces single tickets go on sale, Friday, August 29, at 9AM, for the 2014-2015 Pittsburgh Dance Council season. Pittsburgh Dance Council is a division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. All performances will take place at the Byham Theater located at 101 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. (more...)

Ira Glass to Bring Newest Live Show to Houston, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host featuring Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass will make its Houston debut Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at 8 p.m., in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater presented by Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Tig Notaro Set for Ridgefield Playhouse, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

A comic's comic, Tig Notaro's stage persona is somewhere on the Steven Wright-Todd Barry-Mitch Hedberg continuum. A stand-up comic, writer and radio comedy star, Tig Notaro is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Monday, September 29, at 8 p.m. for an evening of her crowd-pleasing brand of observational comedy. Tig is known for her feature film debut in In a World and her work in Shreveport with Ryan Phillippe and Walk of Shame with Elizabeth Banks. No holds barred for this comedian who tells it like it is - from doing a bit on pop star Taylor Dane (which helped catapult Tig's career) to announcing to the audience that she had breast cancer, Tig's stand-up has become 'instantly legendary' with many comedians praising her work. This event is part of the Clark Construction Comedy Series. (more...)

Mike Birbiglia to THANK GOD FOR JOKES at BAM This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

On Friday, September 5 at 8pm, comedian Mike Birbiglia comes to the BAM stage with THANK GOD FOR JOKES, a new show about jokes and how they can get you in trouble. The performance takes place in the Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Ira Glass- 'I think I'm realizing: Shakespeare sucks'
by BWW Staff - Jul 28, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Ira Glass wrote '@JohnLithgow as Lear tonight: amazing. Shakespeare: not good. No stakes, not relatable. I think I'm realizing: Shakespeare sucks. Same thing with the great Mark Rylance shows this yr: fantastic acting, surprisingly funny, but Shakespeare is not relatable, unemotional.' (more...)

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...)

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