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Theatre Asylum Presents THE SANTA CLOSET This WeekendTheatre Asylum Presents THE SANTA CLOSET This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Combined Artform and Theatre Asylum are thrilled to present New York solo performer JEFFREY SOLOMON in his Off-Broadway comedy, THE SANTA CLOSET, this weekend, Dec. 18-21, about a little boy seeking validation and the holiday icon too scared to give it. (more...)

SOUND OFF: INTO THE WOODS Blossoms & Blooms OnscreenSOUND OFF: INTO THE WOODS Blossoms & Blooms Onscreen
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 17, 2014

Today we are analyzing all aspects of the brand new big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

Rovio Entertainment: Rovio's ToonsTV Reaches 4 Billion ViewsRovio Entertainment: Rovio's ToonsTV Reaches 4 Billion Views
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

"Mobile is the primary screen for much of our audience so it was important for us to provide quality entertainment in the way that our fans wanted it," said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. "When we launched ToonsTV on Rovio's games we had no idea how big this would become. We saw the potential for our games to be a launch pad for an easy-to-use video channel. Four billion views later, I would say we succeeded." (more...)

Jim Henson's SID THE SCIENCE KID LIVE Coming to State Theatre in JanuaryJim Henson's SID THE SCIENCE KID LIVE Coming to State Theatre in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The popular PBS KIDS television show, Sid the Science Kid, is coming to the live stage. Jim Henson's Sid the Science Kid LIVE: Let's Play! will be at The State Theatre for two shows on Sunday, January 18th. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance, The Klezmatics, 'FLAT STANLEY' and More Set for Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 60th Anniversary SeasonNai-Ni Chen Dance, The Klezmatics, 'FLAT STANLEY' and More Set for Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 60th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season of music, dance, theater, and family programming for 2014-15, reflecting the multicultural diversity of Brooklyn. The line-up features award-winning performances from Jamaica, Russia, Canada, South Africa, and China as well as the United States, including both Brooklyn premieres and returning favorites. (more...)

John Lithgow & The Rudin Family to be Honored at New 42nd Street's Annual GalaJohn Lithgow & The Rudin Family to be Honored at New 42nd Street's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The New 42nd Street has announced that its annual Gala, to be held Monday, January 12 at The New Victory Theater, will honor Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winner John Lithgow with the New Victory Arts Award for his work in "bringing kids to the arts and the arts to kids." The New 42nd Street will also honor The Rudin Family with the inaugural Marian Heiskell Award for their role in shaping the future of New York City. Glenn Close will serve as Gala honorary chair. (more...)

Woolly Sets FAMOUS PUPPET DEATH SCENES Companion EventsWoolly Sets FAMOUS PUPPET DEATH SCENES Companion Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will be inviting audiences to attend pre- and post-show events coinciding with the second production of Woolly's Season 35, the Old Trout Puppet Workshop's Famous Puppet Death Scenes. (more...)

PUPPETS! Opens Tonight at Art Institute of ChicagoPUPPETS! Opens Tonight at Art Institute of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

The Art Institute of Chicago is pleased to announce Puppets!, an interactive installation for all ages celebrating the art of puppetry, opening tonight, December 6, 2014, and continuing through June 6, 2015. (more...)

Ware Center Presents EAST MEETS WEST TonightWare Center Presents EAST MEETS WEST Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

As part of its Family Fun Fest series, the Ware Center of Millersville University will present 'East Meets West' tonight, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. The show, comprised of vignettes blending characters and ideas from Asian and Western cultures and performed with original music, traditional Chinese dance and hand puppets, rod puppets and marionettes (or string puppets), is the creation of Beijing-born conceptual artist Hua Hua Zhang, a puppet designer and sculptor, choreographer and performer, and founder of her company, Visual Expressions. (more...)

Marilyn Maye to Make Guest Appearance in WINTER RHYTHMS TonightMarilyn Maye to Make Guest Appearance in WINTER RHYTHMS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Urban Stages, in association with producer/director/lyricist and Director of Musical Programming Peter Napolitano, is proud to announce that cabaret legend Marilyn Maye will kick off the Holiday Season for WINTER RHYTHMS 2014 on Thursday, December 4 at 7PM only with a special appearance in Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas: The Songs of Hugh Martin, a centennial celebration of the Hollywood and Broadway songwriter best known for Meet Me in St. Louis and Best Foot Forward. Marilyn Maye joins Eric Comstock, Barbara Fasano, Minda Larsen, Marissa Mulder, Sigali, Melissa Ritz, Molly Ryan, Dan Levinson, Deborah Silver, Gabrielle Stravelli and the vocal group Duchess in an evening conceived and hosted by Wall Street Journal columnist Will Friedwald. Musical Director for the evening will be Tedd Firth. (more...)

Muppets, Other Henson Memorabilia Available in Center for Puppetry Arts' Online Auction TodayMuppets, Other Henson Memorabilia Available in Center for Puppetry Arts' Online Auction Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The online auction includes items that have been donated from Steve Whitmire's private collection of Jim Henson-related memorabilia gathered throughout more than 36 years as a core performer in nearly every Muppet project produced for numerous television series, theatrical motion pictures, television specials, and albums. All auction proceeds go toward the funding of the new Museum, which will house the Jim Henson Collection at the Center for Puppetry Arts. (more...)

Cabaret Life NYC: With the Urban Stages 12-Day Winter Rhythms Series Opening 12/2, Producer Peter Napolitano Offers An Inside LookCabaret Life NYC: With the Urban Stages 12-Day Winter Rhythms Series Opening 12/2, Producer Peter Napolitano Offers An Inside Look
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 1, 2014

t may not be like getting a gift on each of the 12 Days of Christmas, but for cabaret and musical theater lovers, the 6th Annual Urban Stages Winter Rhythms series--presented over a dozen nights at the not-for-profit Off-Broadway theatre on 259 West 30th Street--could be the closest thing to opening a daily present by the tree. From December 2-14 (no shows on Dec. 9), more than 100 singers, musicians, and songwriters will perform in an eclectic mix of 20 shows including one-night-only group shows, excerpts from new musicals, solo shows, open mics, late night spotlights, and family matinees, with all the proceeds from ticket sales dedicated to the Urban Stages On Tour Outreach Program that brings more than 200 free multicultural theater and music programs to elementary and middle school age children and their families in libraries and schools throughout NYC five boroughs. (more...)

Theatre Asylum Presents THE SANTA CLOSET, 12/18-21Theatre Asylum Presents THE SANTA CLOSET, 12/18-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2014

Combined Artform and Theatre Asylum are thrilled to present New York solo performer JEFFREY SOLOMON in his Off-Broadway comedy, THE SANTA CLOSET, Dec. 18-21, about a little boy seeking validation and the holiday icon too scared to give it. (more...)

PUPPETS! to Open 12/6 at Art Institute of ChicagoPUPPETS! to Open 12/6 at Art Institute of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

The Art Institute of Chicago is pleased to announce Puppets!, an interactive installation for all ages celebrating the art of puppetry, opening December 6, 2014, and continuing through June 6, 2015. Puppets! will include unique performances, puppet-making workshops, and the opportunity for visitors to the Art Institute's Ryan Education Center to interact and explore creativity through puppets. Inspiration for these fantastical and imaginative puppet creations are drawn from works in the Art Institute's collection, including the monumental drawing The Temptation of St. Anthony, the centerpiece of this winter's special exhibition, Temptation: The Demons of James Ensor. Puppeteers of all ages can experiment with ways to develop stories and use sound effects and props in order to create playful, one-of-a-kind performances. (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo Joins Urban Stages' WINTER RHYTHMS 2014 LineupStephanie D'Abruzzo Joins Urban Stages' WINTER RHYTHMS 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Urban Stages, in association with producer/director/lyricist and Director of Musical Programming Peter Napolitano, today announced that Tony Award Nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo will join the line-up for their sixth series of musical evenings entitled WINTER RHYTHMS 2014, beginning Tuesday, December 2nd and continuing through Sunday, December 14th at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)

Muppets, Other Henson Memorabilia Available in Center for Puppetry Arts' Online AuctionMuppets, Other Henson Memorabilia Available in Center for Puppetry Arts' Online Auction
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The online auction includes items that have been donated from Steve Whitmire's private collection of Jim Henson-related memorabilia gathered throughout more than 36 years as a core performer in nearly every Muppet project produced for numerous television series, theatrical motion pictures, television specials, and albums. All auction proceeds go toward the funding of the new Museum, which will house the Jim Henson Collection at the Center for Puppetry Arts. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Announces Presents DINOSAUR TRAIN- LIVE!, 5/10/15Dr. Phillips Center Announces Presents DINOSAUR TRAIN- LIVE!, 5/10/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2014

The popular Emmy® Award nominated PBS KIDS series Dinosaur Train will come to life on the stage at the Walt Disney Theater in a big way with Dinosaur Train - Live! Buddy's Big Adventure at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, May 10 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. (more...)

THE WOODSMAN to Return to 59E59 Theaters This WinterTHE WOODSMAN to Return to 59E59 Theaters This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

59E59 Theaters and Strangemen & Co., in association with Robb Nanus and Rachel Sussman, present the return engagement of The Woodsman to 59E59 Theaters, Theater B (59 East 59 Street between Park and Madison Avenues). Directed by James Ortiz and Claire Karpen, with associate direction by Devin Dunne Cannon. The Woodsman begins performances Tuesday, January 13, 2015 and opens Sunday, January 18, 2015. The Woodsman will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, February 22, 2015. The exclusive 59E59 Member presale begins on Monday, December 1, 2014 and tickets will be on sale to the general public on Friday, December 5, 2014. (more...)

Ware Center to Present EAST MEETS WEST, 12/5Ware Center to Present EAST MEETS WEST, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

As part of its Family Fun Fest series, the Ware Center of Millersville University will present 'East Meets West' Friday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. The show, comprised of vignettes blending characters and ideas from Asian and Western cultures and performed with original music, traditional Chinese dance and hand puppets, rod puppets and marionettes (or string puppets), is the creation of Beijing-born conceptual artist Hua Hua Zhang, a puppet designer and sculptor, choreographer and performer, and founder of her company, Visual Expressions. (more...)

Jay Leno, Wynton Marsalis, Audra McDonald, Natalie Cole, Alvin Ailey and More Set for Tilles Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 SeasonJay Leno, Wynton Marsalis, Audra McDonald, Natalie Cole, Alvin Ailey and More Set for Tilles Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post, Long Island's leading showplace, today announced its 2014-15 season, featuring some of the most celebrated stars of comedy, music, and dance. (more...)

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