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BWW Cabaret Conversation: Tammy Faye Starlite on Character Creation and Pushing the Boundaries of Art and LifeBWW Cabaret Conversation: Tammy Faye Starlite on Character Creation and Pushing the Boundaries of Art and Life
by Remy Block - Oct 28, 2016

Tammy Faye (nee Tammy Lang) is a luminary on the downtown NYC performance art scene. Long before I met her, I'd heard her name spoken with reverence by many artists and musicians I met when I first came to the city in 1999. Recently I saw the performer in her current show, HOLY WAR 2016: THE NEW REGIME at Pangea, in which she returns to her well-known original character Tammy Faye Starlite, a twisted conflation of Tammy Faye Bakker, Tammy Wynette, and then some. Tammy Faye Starlite brings a perverse, amoral, politically adjacent evening of song and signature improvised unhinged patter, which arises out of such an 'unacceptable' yet earnest point of view that the minds of the audience members are set free to wander in a vast desert of uncertainty, outrageousness, and catharsis of an unknown nature. It was an exhilarating and delightfully uncomfortably confounding place to be. I wanted to talk with this extraordinary performer to learn about her particular vision and creative process. Seeking to reconcile the performer Tammy Faye with the woman Tammy, I discovered a humble, down-to-earth, curious woman immersed in an ongoing critical examination of our culture---both pop and high---as well as the media and the political landscape we are mucking around in these days. Tammy also comes across as a serious, ambitious artist, pushing to present her work and be a part of the cultural conversation. We met at a cozy macaron shop in Chelsea on the day of the train crash in Hoboken. Tammy, coming from her home in Hoboken, was able to take an alternate route via bus into the city and keep our appointment, a decidedly un-diva-like move, which I found endearingly respectful. She and I spent over an hour talking about her work over the years, this shit show of an election, and the underlying question about the place of femininity and women in our culture at present. (more...)

New Musical Comedy TAKE ONE to Premiere at FringeNYCNew Musical Comedy TAKE ONE to Premiere at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Producer, Tim Hurley will present the world premiere of the new musical TAKE ONE by Jeff Ward, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Nathan W. Perry. (more...)

New Musical TAKE ONE to Premiere at New York FringeNew Musical TAKE ONE to Premiere at New York Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

Producer Tim Hurley will present the world premiere of the new musical TAKE ONE by Jeff Ward, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Nathan W. Perry. TAKE ONE will begins performances on Sunday, August 21and run through Saturday August 27 at Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente (107 Suffolk Street, NYC). Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting fringenyc.org. (more...)

Scoop: ROSEWOOD on FOX - Tonight, July 8, 2016Scoop: ROSEWOOD on FOX - Tonight, July 8, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jul 8, 2016

Get all the scoop on ROSEWOOD, airing on FOX tonight, July 8, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: ROSEWOOD on FOX - Friday, July 8, 2016Scoop: ROSEWOOD on FOX - Friday, July 8, 2016
by - Jul 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on ROSEWOOD, airing on FOX on Friday, July 8, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES  - A Must-See, Ideal Convergence of Creative TalentBWW Review: GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES - A Must-See, Ideal Convergence of Creative Talent
by Gil Kaan - May 23, 2016

Rajiv Joseph's very tricky to pull off GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES lands at the Hudson Backstage as a stunning success! Considering the main conceit of GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES requires two actors playing a 30-year age range from 8 to 38; in less capable hands, this seventy-minute one-act would have been so ripe for missteps.   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES at the HudsonPhoto Flash: First Look at GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES at the Hudson
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

What is the path we take to find love in a harsh world? Colleen Camp Productions and CRAZYface Productions LLC present a fresh new production of GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, directed by John Hindman and starring Sara Rae Foster (Showtime's Masters of Sex) and Jeff Ward (Lifetime's Manson's Lost Girls). Rajiv Joseph's poignant and darkly comic tale about love, pain and friendship opens May 20 at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Hollywood. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES at the HudsonPhoto Flash: First Look at GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES at the Hudson
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

What is the path we take to find love in a harsh world? Colleen Camp Productions and CRAZYface Productions LLC present a fresh new production of GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, directed by John Hindman and starring Sara Rae Foster (Showtime's Masters of Sex) and Jeff Ward (Lifetime's Manson's Lost Girls). Rajiv Joseph's poignant and darkly comic tale about love, pain and friendship opens May 20 at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Hollywood. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

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Duck Donuts Announces Wilmington, North Carolina, Location for Warm, Delicious & Made to Order DonutsDuck Donuts Announces Wilmington, North Carolina, Location for Warm, Delicious & Made to Order Donuts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Russ DiGilio, founder and owner of Duck Donuts Franchising Company LLC, has selected the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina, as the 20th Tar Heel State site for his nationally acclaimed donut franchise. Slated for a mid-June opening, the new store will be located in the Mayfaire Community Center at 6801 Parker Farm Drive, Unit 100, around the corner from Harris Teeter. (more...)

GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES to Play Hudson Backstage, 5/13-6/26GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES to Play Hudson Backstage, 5/13-6/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

What is the path we take to find love in a harsh world? Colleen Camp Productions and CRAZYface Productions LLC present a fresh new production of Gruesome Playground Injuries, directed by John Hindman and starring Sara Rae Foster (Showtime's Masters of Sex) and Jeff Ward (Lifetime's Manson's Lost Girls). Rajiv Joseph's poignant and darkly comic tale about love, pain and friendship opens May 13 at the Hudson Backstage in Hollywood, with low-priced previews beginning May 6. (more...)

MEDIA ADVISORY: Smart Contracts, Blockchain & Data Standards, April 4, NYCMEDIA ADVISORY: Smart Contracts, Blockchain & Data Standards, April 4, NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

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Scoop: ROSEWOOD on FOX - Today, March 23, 2016Scoop: ROSEWOOD on FOX - Today, March 23, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on ROSEWOOD, airing on FOX today, March 23, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: ROSEWOOD on FOX - Wednesday, March 23, 2016Scoop: ROSEWOOD on FOX - Wednesday, March 23, 2016
by - Mar 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on ROSEWOOD, airing on FOX on Wednesday, March 23, 2016! (more...)

AcctTwo and Intacct to Help Glorieta Camps ExpandAcctTwo and Intacct to Help Glorieta Camps Expand
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

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Lifetime Original Movie MANSON'S LOST GIRLS Premieres TonightLifetime Original Movie MANSON'S LOST GIRLS Premieres Tonight
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2016

The psychedelic summer of 1969 comes to life in the Lifetime Original Movie, MANSON'S LOST GIRLS, featuring the next generation of Hollywood stars (more...)

Lifetime Original Movie MANSON'S LOST GIRLS to Premiere 2/6Lifetime Original Movie MANSON'S LOST GIRLS to Premiere 2/6
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The psychedelic summer of 1969 comes to life in the Lifetime Original Movie, MANSON'S LOST GIRLS, featuring the next generation of Hollywood stars (more...)

GIVING THANKS: What Are You Grateful For in 2015?GIVING THANKS: What Are You Grateful For in 2015?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 23, 2015

Once again, it's that time of year: a period of reflection and introspection that gives us all the perfect opportunity to express our gratitude for the things in our lives that have meant the most to us in 2015. We reached out to members of our theater community, to inquire about that which they are thankful for and we got some very heartfelt, considered romances that, leavened by the humor injected from some of our favorite people, gives us added insight into the psyche of the artistic and creative-minded people who make theatrical magic every day… (more...)

Willis and Ebix Launch Industry's First Electronic Accounting Platform to Speed Premium and Claims PaymentsWillis and Ebix Launch Industry's First Electronic Accounting Platform to Speed Premium and Claims Payments
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

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INTO THE WOODS' MacKenzie Mauzy to Star in Charles Manson Lifetime MovieINTO THE WOODS' MacKenzie Mauzy to Star in Charles Manson Lifetime Movie
by Jessica Showers - Jul 1, 2015

INTO THE WOODS' princess MacKenzie Mauzy is headed back to the big screen, but in a far darker role. (more...)

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