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PHILADELPHIA AND OTHER STORIES Plays The Bushwick Starr This WeekendPHILADELPHIA AND OTHER STORIES Plays The Bushwick Starr This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Writer Paul Rome and composer Roarke Menzies present a new work of performance literature about road trips, relationships and an irritating rash. A disgruntled writer grapples with the existential angst brought on by the appearance of a mysterious skin condition. A casual New Year's Eve hook-up turns into a spur-of-the-moment day trip to the City of Brotherly Love, complete with the songs-Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, Drake, Talking Heads-and memories encountered on the car ride there and back. A young musician revisits an ex-lover, while a young American recalls her time spent living in France post-college. (more...)

The Bushwick Starr to Present PHILADELPHIA AND OTHER STORIES, 12/18-20The Bushwick Starr to Present PHILADELPHIA AND OTHER STORIES, 12/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Writer Paul Rome and composer Roarke Menzies present a new work of performance literature about road trips, relationships and an irritating rash. A disgruntled writer grapples with the existential angst brought on by the appearance of a mysterious skin condition. A casual New Year's Eve hook-up turns into a spur-of-the-moment day trip to the City of Brotherly Love, complete with the songs-Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, Drake, Talking Heads-and memories encountered on the car ride there and back. A young musician revisits an ex-lover, while a young American recalls her time spent living in France post-college. (more...)

PHILADELPHIA AND OTHER STORIES Begins 12/18 at Bushwick StarrPHILADELPHIA AND OTHER STORIES Begins 12/18 at Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Writer Paul Rome and composer Roarke Menzies present a new work of performance literature about road trips, relationships and an irritating rash. A disgruntled writer grapples with the existential angst brought on by the appearance of a mysterious skin condition. A casual New Year's Eve hook-up turns into a spur-of-the-moment day trip to the City of Brotherly Love, complete with the songs-Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, Drake, Talking Heads-and memories encountered on the car ride there and back. A young musician revisits an ex-lover, while a young American recalls her time spent living in France post-college. (more...)

Brooklyn Theatre Roundup- December 2014 EditionBrooklyn Theatre Roundup- December 2014 Edition
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Plenty of theatre happens daily outside of Manhattan's theatre district. Below, check out BroadwayWorld's roundup of theatrical events playing in Brooklyn this December! (more...)

PHILADELPHIA AND OTHER STORIES Begins 12/18 at Bushwick StarrPHILADELPHIA AND OTHER STORIES Begins 12/18 at Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Writer Paul Rome and composer Roarke Menzies present a new work of performance literature about road trips, relationships and an irritating rash. A disgruntled writer grapples with the existential angst brought on by the appearance of a mysterious skin condition. A casual New Year's Eve hook-up turns into a spur-of-the-moment day trip to the City of Brotherly Love, complete with the songs-Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, Drake, Talking Heads-and memories encountered on the car ride there and back. A young musician revisits an ex-lover, while a young American recalls her time spent living in France post-college. (more...)

PHILADELPHIA AND OTHER STORIES to Play The Bushwick Starr, 12/18-20PHILADELPHIA AND OTHER STORIES to Play The Bushwick Starr, 12/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Writer Paul Rome and composer Roarke Menzies present a new work of performance literature about road trips, relationships and an irritating rash. A disgruntled writer grapples with the existential angst brought on by the appearance of a mysterious skin condition. A casual New Year's Eve hook-up turns into a spur-of-the-moment day trip to the City of Brotherly Love, complete with the songs-Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, Drake, Talking Heads-and memories encountered on the car ride there and back. A young musician revisits an ex-lover, while a young American recalls her time spent living in France post-college. (more...)

The Bushwick Starr to Present PHILADELPHIA AND OTHER STORIES, 12/18-20The Bushwick Starr to Present PHILADELPHIA AND OTHER STORIES, 12/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Writer Paul Rome and composer Roarke Menzies present a new work of performance literature about road trips, relationships and an irritating rash. A disgruntled writer grapples with the existential angst brought on by the appearance of a mysterious skin condition. A casual New Year's Eve hook-up turns into a spur-of-the-moment day trip to the City of Brotherly Love, complete with the songs-Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, Drake, Talking Heads-and memories encountered on the car ride there and back. A young musician revisits an ex-lover, while a young American recalls her time spent living in France post-college. (more...)

13th Street Rep to Stage Five Shows About Irving Berlin13th Street Rep to Stage Five Shows About Irving Berlin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

When ASCAP Award-winning playwright/director Chip Deffaa's 'The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue' has its world premiere at the 13th Street Repertory Theater on November 9th, it will be the second new show about Berlin to play the theater this year. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: On the Eve of the 18th Annual Long Island Al Jolson Festival - The Confessions of a Jolson FanaticCABARET LIFE NYC: On the Eve of the 18th Annual Long Island Al Jolson Festival - The Confessions of a Jolson Fanatic
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 12, 2014

The 18th Long Island Al Jolson Festival coming up on August 16 is a whole-day affair featuring film presentations, lectures, memorabilia displays and sales, and a performance--'The Heart of Al Jolson'--by singer and Staten Island native Tony Babino (photo below), who can sing Jolson songs like, well, you ain't heard nothin' yet. The other day, like clockwork, I received my yearly invitation to attend from Oceanside, LI resident Jan Hernstat, who for the past 10 years has been the President of the 62-year-old International Al Jolson Society (which was formed in early 1950, a few months before Jolson died), an organization with a worldwide membership hovering around 1,000. I am proud to say that for 30 years, I've been one of them. I'm even prouder to say that I've been an Al Jolson fanatic for much longer. Here's my story about how it happened. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega to Perform at 19th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, 5/23Daphne Rubin-Vega to Perform at 19th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

THE LOWER EAST SIDE (LES) FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS - one of the most exciting, eclectic and FREE annual festivals in all of New York City - will present a once in a lifetime performance from Broadway legend DAPHNE RUBIN-VEGA at 6:30 pm on Friday, May 23rd. The indispensable Theater for the New City (155 Fist Ave. at 10th St.) is sponsoring the event, which runs all weekend long from May 23rd until May 25th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Pays Tribute to Mickey FreemanPhoto Coverage: The Friars Club Pays Tribute to Mickey Freeman
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 27, 2014

The Friars Club was full of laughter last night as Friar Mickey Freeman was remembered by a group of comics who dubbed themselves Mickey's Kids. Comics Mike Fine and Bob Greenberg produced the event and along with Dave Konig assembled these “kids” to recreate the humor and pay respect to one of the legends in the world of comedy. Mickey Freeman also gained fame as a character actor who appeared as a regular on The Phil Silvers TV Show (Sgt. Bilko). He also appeared on episodes of Naked City, the Lloyd Bridges Show and The Equalizer, in addition to his travels as a stand- up comic. Performers at the event were, Larry Stevens, Mike Fine, Jerry Coe, Dave Konig, Jake Ehrenreich, Bob Greenberg, Marc Eliot, Joe Franklin, Paul and Goldie Dver, and 99 year old Prof. Irwin Corey. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Patrick Cassidy Visits Shirley Jones at Cafe CarlylePhoto Coverage: Patrick Cassidy Visits Shirley Jones at Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 12, 2014

Nearly six decades into her career, Academy Award-winning singer and actress Shirley Jones makes her Cafe Carlyle debut with a two-week run of An Evening with Shirley Jones, continuing through March 15. Actor-composer Ron Abel (Happily Divorced, I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special) accompanies her for performances March 11-15. She'll perform the songs of Rogers, Hammerstein and Hart. Her son, Patrick Cassidy, visited her at last night's show and you can check out photos below! (more...)

SHOWS TA GO YA! & OTHER SONGS OF BOBBIE HOROWITZ Set for Stage 72, 3/30 & 4/13SHOWS TA GO YA! & OTHER SONGS OF BOBBIE HOROWITZ Set for Stage 72, 3/30 & 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

NiCori Studios and Productions presents Shows Ta Go Ya! & Other Songs of Bobbie Horowitz will be at Stage 72 at the Triad on Sunday, March 30 and April 13 at 4pm. (more...)

Playwright Greg Kotis to Visit DAVE'S GONE BY on UNCRadio, 1/11Playwright Greg Kotis to Visit DAVE'S GONE BY on UNCRadio, 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Catch the NEW episode of Dave's Gone By (#453 - Urinenation) - LIVE, this Saturday, Jan. 11, 9am-noon(MT) streaming on UNC Radio (www.uncradio.com). (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Presents Joe Frank in MURDERED BY THE MIND, 3/1Steppenwolf Theatre Company Presents Joe Frank in MURDERED BY THE MIND, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

NPR radio personality, author and performance artist Joe Frank returns to Steppenwolf Theatre Company for one night only with his new show Murdered by the Mind, directed by ensemble member Terry Kinney and featuring noted musicians Danny Frankel (percussion) and David Ralicke(saxophone and keyboards) on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 8 pm in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Tickets ($28) go on sale Friday, January 10 at 11am at steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Carol Lawrence Visits DAVE'S GONE BY Radio Show TodayCarol Lawrence Visits DAVE'S GONE BY Radio Show Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2013

Catch the new episode of Dave's Gone By (#448 - Oh, Carol) - live, today, Dec. 14, 9am-noon(MT) streaming on UNC Radio. (more...)

Carol Lawrence to Visit DAVE'S GONE BY Radio Show, 12/14Carol Lawrence to Visit DAVE'S GONE BY Radio Show, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Catch the new episode of Dave's Gone By (#448 - Oh, Carol) - live, this Saturday, Dec. 14, 9am-noon(MT) streaming on UNC Radio. (more...)

Broadway's Donna McKechnie Set for DAVE'S GONE BY Radio Show TodayBroadway's Donna McKechnie Set for DAVE'S GONE BY Radio Show Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2013

Catch the NEW episode of Dave's Gone By (#447 - Oh, Donna) - LIVE, today, Saturday, Dec. 7, 9am-noon(MT) streaming on UNC Radio (www.uncradio.com). (more...)

Christine Andreas, Tina Chen & More Join URBAN STAGES' WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 Performers LineupChristine Andreas, Tina Chen & More Join URBAN STAGES' WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 Performers Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Urban Stages, in association with producer/director/lyricist Peter Napolitano have announced additions to WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 performer line-up now running throughSunday, December 15, 2013 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street). Tickets are $30 per show (unless otherwise noted).Tickets may be purchased on www.smarttix.com or 212 868-4444. (more...)

New Episode of DAVE'S GONE BY Live TomorrowNew Episode of DAVE'S GONE BY Live Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Catch the NEW episode of Dave's Gone By (#446 - Say Cheese) - LIVE, this Saturday, Nov. 30, 9am-noon(MT) streaming on UNC Radio (www.uncradio.com). (more...)

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