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Karen Ziemba and More Tapped for KID VICTORY at Vineyard Theatre; Cast Announced!Karen Ziemba and More Tapped for KID VICTORY at Vineyard Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce casting for the New York premiere of KID VICTORY, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy. (more...)

BWW Review: Tori Scott Provides Post-Election Catharsis in SEEING DOUBLE at Joe's PubBWW Review: Tori Scott Provides Post-Election Catharsis in SEEING DOUBLE at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - Nov 30, 2016

Early on in Tori Scott's SEEING DOUBLE, the woman of the hour deadpanned, 'I've been in a rut since birth.' If that's the case, we should all be so lucky. But on the subject of things that could be going better, throughout Scott's performance at Joe's Pub on November 13, the unofficial theme of the night was, 'Could this year get any worse?' With the election still looming large, Scott took the stage, explaining she'd been looking forward to the show because she was in need of some attention, before adding, 'Then Tuesday happened and I needed group therapy.' (more...)

SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Beloved jazz songbird Somi returns with a special new work-in-progress called Dreaming Zenzile, detailing the life of legendary activist and singer Miriam Makeba. Dreaming Zenzile is directed by Liesl Tommy, whose most recent works include Eclipsed (at The Public and on Broadway) and Party People (The Public), and stars Somi.    (more...)

Kander & Pierce's KID VICTORY Slates Dates for New York Premiere at Vineyard TheatreKander & Pierce's KID VICTORY Slates Dates for New York Premiere at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The New York premiere of KID VICTORY, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy will begin previews on Wednesday, February 1 and open on Wednesday, February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre, it has been announced by the company's Artistic Directors, Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. (more...)

Kaufman Music Center's 'Bound for Broadway' Musicals AnnouncedKaufman Music Center's 'Bound for Broadway' Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

At this annual event eagerly anticipated by New York's most serious and knowledgeable musical theater fans, Tony nominee and Emmy Award winner LIZ CALLAWAY will introduce the creative teams behind five new musicals on Monday, September 26, 2016, 7:30 pm, at Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

Jasmine Cephas Jones, Reverend Billy and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubJasmine Cephas Jones, Reverend Billy and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from November 9-20. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Jeff Whiting Directs Developmental Reading Of New Musical HOPE FOR THE FLOWERS In New Works Reading SeriesJeff Whiting Directs Developmental Reading Of New Musical HOPE FOR THE FLOWERS In New Works Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Jeff Whiting (Bullets Over Broadway) directs new musical HOPE FOR THE FLOWERS as part of the Open Jar New Works Reading Series, featuring book by Eric Holmes (Smash, The Good Wife), music and lyrics by Nat Zegree (The Kings Critique), and music direction by Jesse Kissel (The Visit). (more...)

Frances Ruffelle, Toshi Reagon, NY Comedy Fest and More Coming Up at Joe's PubFrances Ruffelle, Toshi Reagon, NY Comedy Fest and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from November 2 - November 13. (more...)

Kaufman Music Center's BOUND FOR BROADWAY Musicals AnnouncedKaufman Music Center's BOUND FOR BROADWAY Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Kaufman Music Center's annual showcase of some of the best new musicals headed to New York theaters will include shows by Academy Award Winner and 'Let It Go' songwriter KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ ('Frozen') and RICK ELICE ('Jersey Boys,' 'Peter and the Starcatcher'), plus music director ANDY EINHORN ('Bullets Over Broadway, 'Sondheim on Sondheim' & the upcoming 'Hello, Dolly' starring Bette Midler). Featuring performances by BETSY WOLFE ('Falsettos'), SEBASTIAN ARCELUS ('Jersey Boys,' TV series 'House of Cards' and 'Madam Secretary'), DREW GEHLING ('Waitress') and many more. (more...)

Tori Scott Returns to Joe's Pub with MAKING AMERICA GAY AGAIN! TonightTori Scott Returns to Joe's Pub with MAKING AMERICA GAY AGAIN! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

Hailed as one of Time Out New York's Top 10 Cabaret Artists (2013), belter and bad decision maker Tori Scott returns to Joe's Pub at The Public just in time for Gay Pride with her solo show, MAKING AMERICA GAY AGAIN! -- a shameless journey that celebrates stiff drinks, bad decisions and the gays that enable her -- tonight, June 25th, at 9:30pm. (more...)

Tori Scott to Return to Joe's Pub with MAKING AMERICA GAY AGAIN!Tori Scott to Return to Joe's Pub with MAKING AMERICA GAY AGAIN!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Hailed as one of Time Out New York's Top 10 Cabaret Artists (2013), belter and bad decision maker Tori Scott returns to Joe's Pub at The Public just in time for Gay Pride with her solo show, MAKING AMERICA GAY AGAIN! -- a shameless journey that celebrates stiff drinks, bad decisions and the gays that enable her -- on June 25th at 9:30pm. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson, Vanessa Williams and More Bring Summer Gigs to ProvincetownCheyenne Jackson, Vanessa Williams and More Bring Summer Gigs to Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Provincetown's Art House brings some of its heavy hitters out early to kick-off its summer season with a bang. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Vanessa Williams, Matthew Morrison & More Join Provincetown's Broadway Lineup!Audra McDonald, Vanessa Williams, Matthew Morrison & More Join Provincetown's Broadway Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, has announced that 6-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will return to Provincetown on August 21 for one show only, joined by husband and fellow-Broadway star Will Swenson.  Matthew Morrison star of "Glee" and "Finding Neverland" is also slated to join pianist & host Seth Rudetsky for the Broadway @ Town Hall series on August 7th.  The Art House's hotly anticipated 2016 summer season will also include artists like Vanessa Williams, Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone, Cheyenne Jackson, the Indigo Girls, Megan Hilty, Judy Kuhn, Gavin Creel and Steve Grand, among others. This summer, the venue's marquee Broadway concert series will again encompass performances at both The Art House as well as Provincetown's Town Hall. The Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will help raise funds for the Tyler Clementi Foundation. For Tickets visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

Isaac Oliver, Greta Gerwig, Flamenco Festival & More Coming Up at Joe's PubIsaac Oliver, Greta Gerwig, Flamenco Festival & More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has just announced its nightly lineup for February 24 - March 6, 2016. Scroll down for details or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Isaac Oliver, Greta Gerwig, Flamenco Festival & More Coming Up at Joe's PubIsaac Oliver, Greta Gerwig, Flamenco Festival & More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has just announced its nightly lineup for February 24 - March 6, 2016. Scroll down for details or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Bobby Cannavale and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubMx Justin Vivian Bond, Bobby Cannavale and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming nightly performances, running December 9-20, 2015. Scroll down for details or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Bobby Cannavale and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubMx Justin Vivian Bond, Bobby Cannavale and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming nightly performances, running December 9-20, 2015. Scroll down for details or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

BWW TV: Stephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Join Forces at 54 Below for New York Pops' A CABARET EVENINGBWW TV: Stephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Join Forces at 54 Below for New York Pops' A CABARET EVENING
by Randy Rainbow - Oct 11, 2015

Earlier this month, Broadway stars Stephanie J. Block and Aaron Lazar performed in 'A Cabaret Evening' at 54 Below (254 West 54th Street). The evening was a joint benefit in support of The New York Pops PopsEd Programs and Ronald McDonald House New York. The two organizations partner to provide music education programs that serve as creative outlets for the children and families in residence. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Aaron Lazar & Stephanie J. Block Sing for NY Pops' A CABARET EVENINGPhoto Coverage: Aaron Lazar & Stephanie J. Block Sing for NY Pops' A CABARET EVENING
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 29, 2015

Last night, Broadway stars Stephanie J. Block and Aaron Lazar performed in 'A Cabaret Evening' at 54 Below (254 West 54th Street). The evening was a joint benefit in support of The New York Pops PopsEd Programs and Ronald McDonald House New York. The two organizations partner to provide music education programs that serve as creative outlets for the children and families in residence. (more...)

Stephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Set for New York Pops Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below TonightStephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Set for New York Pops Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Tonight, September 28, 2015, Broadway stars Stephanie J. Block and Aaron Lazar will perform in 'A Cabaret Evening' at 54 Below, located at 254 West 54th Street. The evening is a joint benefit in support of The New York Pops PopsEd Programs and Ronald McDonald House New York. (more...)

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