Ira Glass News

SEVEN THINGS I'VE LEARNED: AN EVENING WITH IRA GLASS Comes to The MACSEVEN THINGS I'VE LEARNED: AN EVENING WITH IRA GLASS Comes to The MAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

 Ira Glass, the award-winning creator, producer and host of NPR's "This American Life" brings "Seven Things I've Learned: An Evening With Ira Glass" to the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) Saturday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. Media sponsor for this event is WBEZ 91.5 FM. (more...)

Kentucky Center Venues Rank in Worldwide Top 200 ListingKentucky Center Venues Rank in Worldwide Top 200 Listing
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Kentucky Center's Whitney Hall and Brown Theatre have both been recognized among the top 200 theatre venues in the world, based on ticket sales.  Whitney Hall ranked 33rd and the Brown Theatre ranked 149th.  The report was issued by Pollstar, considered to be the only trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Garen Scribner, Ryan Steele, and Yehuda Hyman Celebrate Acceptance in Moondrunk Music VideoSTAGE TUBE: Garen Scribner, Ryan Steele, and Yehuda Hyman Celebrate Acceptance in Moondrunk Music Video
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2017

Choreographer Lorin Latarro is celebrating acceptance with the help of Garen Scribner, Ryan Steele, and Yehuda Hyman. Entitled For those before, watch below as the trio dances to Moondrunk's 'Sold My Soul,' about a man who looks back on his life without love because of the limitations of the church's beliefs.  (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Five News Shows Added to 2017 LineupLuther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Five News Shows Added to 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (the LBC) announced the addition of five new shows and events to its 2017 lineup. On Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2 p.m., In the Mood, a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Sinatra and the big band greats of the '40s, returns to the LBC with 19 performers on stage, including six singer-dancers. The Grammy-winning duo Indigo Girls bring their signature sonic blend of folk and rock to Santa Rosa on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 8 p.m. for an outstanding program of fan favorites from across their groundbreaking career. (more...)

Martin Sheen to Portray Televangelist Oral Roberts in Netflix's COME SUNDAYMartin Sheen to Portray Televangelist Oral Roberts in Netflix's COME SUNDAY
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Martin Sheen will take on the role of reknown televangelist Oral Roberts in Netflix upcoming drama COME SUNDAY. Robert Redford was originally in talks to headline the project. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Moore and Ira Glass Stop by CHRIS GETHARD: CAREER SUICIDEPhoto Flash: Michael Moore and Ira Glass Stop by CHRIS GETHARD: CAREER SUICIDE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide, a new comedy written and performed by Chris Gethard, is currently playing The Lynn Redgrave Theater, (45 Bleecker Street at the corner of Lafayette Street). The show began previews on October 5th and officially opened on October 13th. Scroll down for a look at two of the most recent VIPs to check out the show - Academy Award winner Michael Moore and Emmy Award nominee Ira Glass! (more...)

MAC Offers Gift Certificates for Last-Minute Holiday ShoppersMAC Offers Gift Certificates for Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) is happy to once again, to have the answer for everyone seeking that perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for giftee. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording StudioEncores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

Mike Birbiglia's DON'T THINK TWICE Available on Blu-Ray and DVD 12/6Mike Birbiglia's DON'T THINK TWICE Available on Blu-Ray and DVD 12/6
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

A member of a popular New York City improv troupe catches their big break forcing the group to reevaluate their success and confront their fears in the hilariously honest film, Don't Think Twice. (more...)

 David Sedaris Selects Seattle for Week-long  Final Manuscript Workshop at Broadway Performance Hall David Sedaris Selects Seattle for Week-long Final Manuscript Workshop at Broadway Performance Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

On the heels of yesterday's sold-out Benaroya Hall appearance, David Sedaris surprised Seattle audiences by announcing his return to the Emerald City for eight workshop readings at the Broadway Performance Hall from January 14-20, 2017.  Before the publication of each new book, Sedaris selects one or two cities to host these special week-long "workshops" to put the finishing touches on his manuscript before publication. His newest book, titled "Theft by Finding," will be released in June 2017. (more...)

Wondery Unveils First-Ever Podcast Musical WAIT WAIT DON'T KILL MEWondery Unveils First-Ever Podcast Musical WAIT WAIT DON'T KILL ME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Wondery, A Network Of Storytellers, announced today the launch of WAIT WAIT DON'T KILL ME, the first-ever musical produced as a serialized podcast. (more...)

VIDEO: OH HELLO's Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Talk Road to BroadwayVIDEO: OH HELLO's Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Talk Road to Broadway
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Comedians and costars Nick Kroll and John Mulaney sat down with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric to discuss their new Broadway play OH HELLO and their longstanding friendship since college.   (more...)

The Kentucky Center Reveals Details for Fall/Winter SeasonThe Kentucky Center Reveals Details for Fall/Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The Kentucky Center is offering a wide variety of entertainment as it opens its 33rd performing arts season. Fall performances will feature legendary musician Bob Dylan and His Band, country superstar Vince Gill, the interpretive dance troupe Pilobolus, host and creator of This American Life Ira Glass, local sensation and season nine winner of The Voice, Jordan Smith and many others. (more...)

VIDEO: Tatiana Maslany & Mike Birbiglia Visit LATE LATE SHOWVIDEO: Tatiana Maslany & Mike Birbiglia Visit LATE LATE SHOW
by - Jul 27, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James asked 'Orphan Black' star Tatiana Maslany how she plays so many characters in her show. (more...)

DON'T THINK TWICE Opens with Highest Per Screen Average of 2016DON'T THINK TWICE Opens with Highest Per Screen Average of 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

Mike Birbiglia's DON'T THINK TWICE sold out dozens of showtimes this weekend, grossing $90,126 at New York's Landmark Sunshine. This ranks as the highest per screen average of 2016, besting Woody Allen's CAFE SOCIETY, and is one of the highest exclusive opening weekend per screen averages of all-time. (more...)

STAR TREK with the NSO, Tony Bennett and More Coming Up at Wolf Trap This SummerSTAR TREK with the NSO, Tony Bennett and More Coming Up at Wolf Trap This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Some highlights of what's coming up this summer at Wolf Trap include: The Firebird (July 23); Star Trek Into Darkness with the NSO - and a pre-show Trek talk with Adam Nimoy (Leonard's son), Dave Zappone (For the Love of Spock), and Terry Farrell (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) along with several NASA staff (July 30); and the National Park Service Centennial celebration weekend, which features performances by Ricky Martin (August 24+25), Aretha Franklin (August 26), and Bonnie Raitt (Augsut 27). Scroll down for details!  (more...)

Ira Glass to Bring THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST to Arts Centre MelbourneIra Glass to Bring THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST to Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

This July, This American Life creator Ira Glass will bring his exciting live stage show THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST to Arts Centre Melbourne's State Theatre. (more...)

The MAC Sets 2016-16 Performing SeriesThe MAC Sets 2016-16 Performing Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 Season Performance Series. Subscriptions are on sale now for an exciting selection of music, dance, theater, comedy and literature events showcasing a roster of world-class headliners. Single tickets go on sale at the Box Office Saturday, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: What Do the Critics Think of Social Media? Matt Windman Finds Out in Excerpt from THE CRITICS SAY...BWW Exclusive: What Do the Critics Think of Social Media? Matt Windman Finds Out in Excerpt from THE CRITICS SAY...
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

In The Critics Say...: 57 Theater Reviewers in New York and Beyond Discuss Their Craft and Its Future, Matt Windman, theater critic of the newspaper amNewYork, interviews dozens of other theater critics about their backgrounds, how they go about evaluating different kinds of shows, and the enormous challenges that threaten the future of professional theater criticism. (more...)

Bell, Overtree & Bolin's FOUND, RIZZO and More Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company 2016-17 SeasonBell, Overtree & Bolin's FOUND, RIZZO and More Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company has just announced its 2016/17 season, with four plays and one musical that showcase work by some of the most exciting and provocative playwrights in America. (more...)

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