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BWW Reviews: 54 Below Sings a Crackerjack Version of the Ahrens & Flaherty Musical 'A Man of No Importance'BWW Reviews: 54 Below Sings a Crackerjack Version of the Ahrens & Flaherty Musical 'A Man of No Importance'
by Alix Cohen - Mar 17, 2015

Based on the 1994 Albert Finney film, the musical A Man of No Importance played at New York's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, Lincoln Center in 2002, then earned 2003's Outer Circle Critics Award for authors Lynn Ahrens (Lyrics), Stephen Flaherty (music), and Terrance McNally (Book.) This past Sunday (for two performances), 54 Below staged a concert version of A Man of No Importance as part of their popular 54 Below Sings . . . series. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rose Hemingway Previews 54 SINGS A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCEPhoto Coverage: Rose Hemingway Previews 54 SINGS A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by Walter McBride - Mar 11, 2015

Tony Award-winning writing team Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty and Tony Award winner Terrence McNally's musical A Man Of No Importance comes to 54 Below on March 15, for an all-star concert presentation. The show played off-Broadway at Lincoln Center in 2002, winning the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Since then it has become a beloved piece done by theaters all over the world. The score of A Man Of No Importance, including songs such as "Princess," "The Streets of Dublin," and "Love Who You Love," is treasured by musical theatre fans. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 9-15, Featuring Maureen McGovern, David Henry Hwang, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 9-15, Featuring Maureen McGovern, David Henry Hwang, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Mar 9, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: The Cast of Side Show: Added Attractions; Maureen McGovern: Celebrating Women Singer/Songwriters at 54 Below; Columbia University Songbook featuring David Henry Hwang & More; A Sophisticated Ladies Reunion at 54 Below; and 54 Sings A Man of No Importance. (more...)

Cast of SIDE SHOW, Maureen McGovern & More Set for 54 Below This WeekCast of SIDE SHOW, Maureen McGovern & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Teaser Trailer for Season 2 of Hulu's DEADBEAT, Launching 4/20VIDEO: Watch Teaser Trailer for Season 2 of Hulu's DEADBEAT, Launching 4/20
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The second season of Hulu's Original DEADBEAT will launch on Monday, April 20th. Check out teaser art at left and an all-new teaser trailer for the new season below! (more...)

Jim Norton to Play Comedy Works Larimer Square, 4/2-4Jim Norton to Play Comedy Works Larimer Square, 4/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Jim Norton is a comedian living in New York who has appeared in multiple television shows and recorded five stand-up comedy specials. He is a two-time New York Times bestselling author and the host of The Jim Norton Show, a talk show, on Vice.com. He is currently preparing to record his 6th live special. (more...)

Comedy Central to Present World Television Premiere of ARI SHAFFIR: PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE, 3/13Comedy Central to Present World Television Premiere of ARI SHAFFIR: PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE, 3/13
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Ari Shaffir has been a fixture on Comedy Central in 2015 with the world premieres of one-hour stand-up special Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular and storytelling stand-up series This Is Not Happening. (more...)

James Snyder, Klea Blackhurst & More Join Cast of 54 Below's A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCEJames Snyder, Klea Blackhurst & More Join Cast of 54 Below's A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents '54 Sings A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE,' the Outer Critics Circle Award winner for 2003 Best Off-Broadway Musical on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 7PM and 9:30PM. (more...)

Casts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next MonthCasts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

This March, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. Below, find the schedule for upcoming events over the next month. (more...)

Comedy Central to Head to Annual SXSW This MarchComedy Central to Head to Annual SXSW This March
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Kick it with Comedy Central at the annual SXSW Festival in Austin as the brand hosts shows with comedians Big Jay Oakerson and Ari Shaffir at Esther's Follies and holds a two-day event with free beer, food and festivities for the fans. (more...)

'54 SINGS,' Cast of THE LAST SHIP & More Set for 54 Below This Week'54 SINGS,' Cast of THE LAST SHIP & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

In the coming weeks, 54 Below revisits some of our favorite Broadway productions with concert events celebrating beloved scores as well as reunions bringing together original company members. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Amy Schumer Stars in New Comedy TRAINWRECKVIDEO: First Look - Amy Schumer Stars in New Comedy TRAINWRECK
by Movies News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Universal Pictures has released the first look at Amy Schumer's new comedy TRAINWRECK, Trainwreck, directed by Judd Apatow. (more...)

Marin Mazzie & Christopher Fitzgerald Join Cast of 54 Below's A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCEMarin Mazzie & Christopher Fitzgerald Join Cast of 54 Below's A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "54 Sings A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE," the Outer Critics Circle Award winner for 2003 Best Off-Broadway Musical on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 7PM and 9:30PM. (more...)

EPIX Announces New Slate of Comedy Programming featuring Cutting-Edge Stand-Up ComicsEPIX Announces New Slate of Comedy Programming featuring Cutting-Edge Stand-Up Comics
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Premium TV network EPIX announced today that stand-up's biggest and most off-the-wall comics Jim Norton, Jim Breuer and Lisa Lampanelli will star in three new hour-long Original Comedy Events. (more...)

TREASURE ISLAND, SKYLIGHT, OF MICE AND MEN and More Coming in HD to Ridgefield PlayhouseTREASURE ISLAND, SKYLIGHT, OF MICE AND MEN and More Coming in HD to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The best seats for New York and London's stage productions may just be at The Ridgefield Playhouse when stunning shows are broadcast in HD. From London's National Theatre on Sunday, February 15, at 3:30 p.m. comes family entertainment -- Treasure Island, which is suitable for 10+ years. From the Met on Sunday, February 22, at 12 p.m., Tchaikovsky's Iolanta and Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle will enchant. Skylight starring Carey Mulligan and Stephen Daldry, will be screened on Wednesday, February 25, at 6 p.m. Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, Sunday, March 8, at 12 noon, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. (more...)

Colin Quinn's New Web Series COP SHOW to Debut Later This MonthColin Quinn's New Web Series COP SHOW to Debut Later This Month
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

'Cop Show,' an eight-episode Web series written by and starring comedian and Saturday Night Live (SNL) alum Colin Quinn, has been ordered by L/Studio (?LStudio.com) for the series debut season on February 18th. The comedy is executive produced by Morris S. Levy of MEGA Films (HBO's 'Seduced and Abandoned'), Brian Stern (Comedy Central's 'Big Time in Hollywood, FL') and Colin Quinn and directed by J.D. Amato ('The Chris Gethard Show'). Shooting began last month in New York City. (more...)

Animal Planet's PUPPY BOWL XI is No. 1 Cable Telecast Among Major DemosAnimal Planet's PUPPY BOWL XI is No. 1 Cable Telecast Among Major Demos
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Animal Planet's PUPPY BOWL XI premiere was the number-one cable telecast across the day on Super Bowl Sunday among all major demos (excluding sports) (more...)

NT Live's OF MICE AND MEN & TREASURE ISLAND to be Screened at Ware CenterNT Live's OF MICE AND MEN & TREASURE ISLAND to be Screened at Ware Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The best of live theatre can now be experienced on the big screen of The Ware Center. The theatrical productions Of Mice and Men on Broadway and London's Treasure Island kick off the partnership with the National Theatre's groundbreaking project National Theatre Live, which films and broadcasts live stage productions in filmic quality and detail. The only place in Lancaster County showing these productions is Steinman Hall at The Ware Center, located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster. More films will be added in the Spring. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen National Theatre Live's OF MICE AND MEN, 3/8Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen National Theatre Live's OF MICE AND MEN, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circles award winner Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway's August: Osage County) directs this magnificent play which features Leighton Meester (Country Strong, Gossip Girl) and Tony Award winner Jim Norton (The Seafarer). Of Mice And Men was nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Chris O'Dowd. (more...)

Ari Shaffir Launches Three Premieres on Comedy Central, Beg. 1/16Ari Shaffir Launches Three Premieres on Comedy Central, Beg. 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Ari Shaffir will take over the Comedy Central airwaves this winter with three premieres: the world premiere of one-hour stand-up special Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular debuts Friday, January 16 at Midnight, followed by the premiere of storytelling stand-up series This Is Not Happening on Thursday, January 22 at 12:30 am. Shaffir rounds it out with the network television premiere of his first one-hour stand-up special Ari Shaffir: Passive Aggressive, on Friday, March 13 at Midnight ET/PT. For fans that just can't wait, the premiere episode of This Is Not Happening will be available on Amazon Instant Video on January 12 and in the Comedy Central App onJanuary 13. (more...)

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