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Daphne 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 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 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 & 4/13
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, 1/11
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, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 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 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, 12/14
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 Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 07, 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 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 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 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...)

Press Agent Susan L. Schulman Visits DAVE'S GONE BY Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 02, 2013

Catch the NEW episode of Dave's Gone By (#443 - Backstage Pass) - LIVE, today, Saturday, Nov. 2, 9am-noon(MT) streaming on UNC Radio (www.uncradio.com). Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with theatrical press agent Susan L. Schulman ('Backstage Pass to Broadway'). Plus: Inside Broadway and remembering Lou Reed. (more...)

Press Agent Susan L. Schulman to Visit DAVE'S GONE BY, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

Catch the NEW episode of Dave's Gone By (#443 - Backstage Pass) - LIVE, this Saturday, Nov. 2, 9am-noon(MT) streaming on UNC Radio (www.uncradio.com). Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with theatrical press agent SUSAN L. SCHULMAN ('Backstage Pass to Broadway'). Plus: Inside Broadway and remembering Lou Reed. (more...)

Playwright Mario Fratti Visits DAVE'S GONE BY, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 04, 2013

Catch the NEW episode of Dave's Gone By (#440 - Super Mario) - LIVE, this Saturday, Oct. 5, 10am-1pm (MT) streaming on UNC Radio (www.uncradio.com). 11th Anniversary Episode featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with veteran playwright MARIO FRATTI. Plus: Inside Broadway,Saturday Segues (Matthew Sweet, John Lennon), Bob Dylan - Sooner & Later (nobel deeds) & more! (more...)

International AL JOLSON Society Kicks Off 17th Annual Long Island Festival in Oceanside Today
by Stephen Hanks - Aug 17, 2013

On August 17, led by current Society President Jan Hernstat of Long Island, New York, the IAJS will hold its 17th annual Long Island Al Jolson Festival, from 9am to 4:30 pm, at Oceanside Knights of Columbus, 2985 Kenneth Place, Oceanside, NY 11572. Starring at this year's event will be Staten Island-based singer Tony Babino (known as "The Heart of Al Jolson) with Dave Gross at the Piano. Babino will be performing from 2:30-3:30. Also appearing will be Los Angeles-based entertainer Richard Halpern (called "Mr. Tin Pan Alley"), singer/songwriter Brian Gari, who is the grandson of the legendary Broadway star Eddie Cantor. This year's special guest will be the famed TV and radio talk show host Joe Franklin. There will also be a special Jolson DVD Presentation and a Society Auction consisting of donated memorabilia. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marilyn Sokol, the Pizzas, the Lanes and More at 2013 Theatre Museum Awards for Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jun 07, 2013

The 2013 Theatre Museum Awards for Excellence were held Monday night, June 3rd, at The Players Club. Honorees at the evening's ceremony included the Distinguished Service to the Theatre Award given, posthumously, to Helen Guditis and The Theatre Arts Education Award presented to Emerson College. The evening also included a special tribute to the Palace Theater in honor of its 100th anniversary. The Palace Tribute was a trip back in time to the vaudeville era. Scroll down for photos from the arrivals, ceremony and more! (more...)

Cornelia Street Cafe Presents THE LIFE I'M LEADING: MUSIC OF DANIEL FELSENFELD Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2013

Cornelia Street Cafe presents CCi's Serial Underground featuring The Life I'm Leading: Music of Daniel Felsenfeld including several premieres tonight, June 2nd at 6pm. Guest Artists include flutists Meerenai Shim (California based), Jessica Schmitz and Sarah Carrier, pianists Blair McMillen and Mila Henry, cellist Rose Bellini, soprano Marcy Richardson and violist Stephanie Griffin. (more...)

Gary U.S. Bonds and More Set for DAVE'S GONE BY, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

Catch the new episode of Dave's Gone By (#425 - Schlocks & Bonds) - LIVE, this Saturday, 6/1, 10am-1pm(MT) streaming on UNC Radio (www.uncradio.com). Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with veteran rocker Gary U.S. Bonds. Plus: Inside Broadway, Saturday Segue (Jersey), Bob Dylan - Sooner & Later (Bonds), and more! (more...)

Total Theater Productions Presents a New Episode of DAVE'S GONE BY, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2013

Catch the NEW episode of Dave's Gone By (#424 -Plain & Fancy) - LIVE, this Saturday, 5/25, 10am-1pm(MT)streaming on UNC Radio (www.uncradio.com). (more...)

18th Annual LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Kicks Off Today at TNC
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2013

THE LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS (LES) celebrates its 18th year of bringing together -- in one location, over three days -- more than 100 performing arts organizations, local and international celebrities, independent artists, poets, playwrights, musicians, puppeteers, film makers and many others, all of whom reside, work or have their roots in the culturally diverse Lower East Side. Once again this year, New York City's most diverse FREE 3-day, indoor and outdoor cultural celebration will take place on Memorial Day Weekend, from today, May 24 through Sunday, May 26, at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue, between E. 9th and 10th Sts.) in Manhattan. (more...)

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