Joe Sirola News

Photo Flash: HANDLE WITH CARE Marks Off-Broadway Closing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

The romantic comedy Handle With Care concluded its run at the 3PM matinee performance on Sunday, March 9th the Westside Theatre, two weeks after its originally announced end date. The play, by Emmy Award nominee Jason Odell Williams is directed by Karen Carpenter ('Love, Loss and What I Wore'), played 112 performances including 15 previews. Scroll down for photos from Handle With Care's closing performance! (more...)

HANDLE WITH CARE with Carol Lawrence Ends Off-Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 09, 2014

The romantic comedy Handle With Care will conclude its run at the 3PM matinee performance on Sunday, March 9th the Westside Theatre (407 west 43 Street - between 9th and 10th Avenues), two weeks after its originally announced end date. The play, by Emmy® Award nominee Jason Odell Williams is directed by Karen Carpenter ('Love, Loss and What I Wore'), will have played 112 performances including 15 previews. To purchase tickets call Telecharge at(212) 239-6200, visit www.telecharge.com or log on to www.handlewithcaretheplay.com. (more...)

Cast of Off-Broadway's HANDLE WITH CARE Set for Talkback Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

The hit romantic comedy Handle With Care at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street), concludes its run this Sunday and has a talkback with the entire cast Thursday, March 6th. The play, by Emmy Award nominee Jason Odell Williams and directed by Karen Carpenter ('Love, Loss and What I Wore'), will end its run with the March 9th, 3pm performance, two weeks after its originally announced end date. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.handlewithcaretheplay.com, TeleCharge.com or call 212-239-6200 (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Hits Landmark 1,000th Stage Death on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

At a press conference earlier today, the cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder announced that the production just reached the landmark 1,000th death of its leading man. Jefferson Mays, playing eight members of the D'Ysquith clan, is knocked off eight times in each performance, or sixty-four times each week. Mr. Mays has reached 1,000 stage deaths faster than any lead actor in Broadway history. At the press conference, Mr. Mays' co-star, Bryce Pinkham, presented Mr. Mays with an honorary 'death certificate' on behalf of the entire cast. (more...)

HANDLE WITH CARE to Conclude Off-Broadway Run with Talkbacks this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

The hit romantic comedy Handle With Care at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street), a Critics' Pick from the New York Times, which calls it 'a hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy' that 'exudes gobs of comic energy and insight', concludes its run this Sunday and celebrates with two special talkbacks this week. The play, by Emmy Award nominee Jason Odell Williams and directed by Karen Carpenter ('Love, Loss and What I Wore'), will end its run with the March 9th, 3pm performance, two weeks after its originally announced end date. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.handlewithcaretheplay.com, TeleCharge.com or call 212-239-6200 (more...)

Photo Flash: HANDLE WITH CARE Celebrates 100th Performance Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

The hit romantic comedy Handle With Care celebrated its 100th performance off-Broadway yesterday, February 27th at 8PM. The play, by Emmy Award nominee Jason Odell Williams and directed by Karen Carpenter ('Love, Loss and What I Wore'), will end its run March 9th, two weeks after its originally announced end date. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

HANDLE WITH CARE Plays 100th Performance Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

The hit romantic comedy Handle With Care, a Critics' Pick from the New York Times, which calls it 'a hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy' that 'exudes gobs of comic energy and insight', celebrates its 100th performance on Thursday, February 27th at 8PM. The play, by Emmy Award nominee Jason Odell Williams and directed by Karen Carpenter ('Love, Loss and What I Wore'), will end its run March 9th, two weeks after its originally announced end date. (more...)

Elizabeth Davis and Jordan Richard to Celebrate Romance in Talk Back After Tonight's HANDLE WITH CARE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The romantic comedy, Handle With Care, which runs through March 9th at Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street) celebrates romance tonight, Tuesday, February 25th following the evening performance at 7PM. Elizabeth Davis (Tony-nominee for Once on Broadway) and Jordan Richard (Television Director) will host a talk back. The couple met their first week of college when they were 18 years old. They 'found' each other again in NYC years later and their friendship grew into love. The couple married in 2008. (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Cast Recording Set for 2/25 Digital Release
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the original Broadway cast recording of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, the new musical currently running at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The album - produced by Joel Moss and Kurt Deutsch, with Joey Parnes serving as Executive Producer - will be released by digital outlets on February 25 with the disc available in stores and online April 1. The physical CD features a 40-page booklet with complete lyrics, color photos, a synopsis by librettist Robert L. Freedman and an essay by renowned theater writer and critic David Cote. To pre-order, visit click here. (more...)

HANDLE WITH CARE to Conclude Off-Broadway Run 3/9; Talkbacks Set for Final Month of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

The hit romantic comedy Handle With Care, a Critics' Pick from the New York Times, which calls it 'A Hilarious and Heartwarming Romantic Comedy' that 'exudes gobs of comic energy and insight', will conclude its run at the Westside Theatre March 9, 2014, two weeks after its originally announced end date. The play, by Emmy Award nominee Jason Odell Williams is directed by Karen Carpenter ('Love, Loss and What I Wore'), will have played 112 performances including 15 previews. (more...)

Photo Coverage: KT Sullivan & Mark Nadler Bring A SWELL PARTY to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 26, 2014

Last night, Jan. 25, KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler brought A SWELL PARTY, a tribute to Cole Porter to 54 Below. BroadwayWorld was on the scene to bring you coverage of the show - check out photos below! (more...)

Ghostlight to Release A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

A new Sh-K-Boom listing has revealed that the label will release a cast album for the hit Broadway musical, starring Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham. As of now, no official release date has been announced. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of HANDLE WITH CARE with Carol Lawrence & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Making its Off-Broadway debut, Jason Odell Williams' new romantic comedy, Handle With Care, opened last night, December 15th - at The Westside Theatre Downstairs (407 W. 43rd Street) - for an open-run engagement. The show began performances December 3, 2013. Featuring Tony Award Nominee and Broadway Legend Carol Lawrence heading an ensemble cast of four including Charlotte Cohn, Sheffield Chastain, and Jonathan Sale, Handle With Care is directed byKaren Carpenter. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Carol Lawrence-Led HANDLE WITH CARE Opens Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2013

Making its Off-Broadway debut, Jason Odell Williams' new romantic comedy, Handle With Care, opens today, Sunday, December 15th - at The Westside Theatre Downstairs (407 W. 43rd Street) - for an open-run engagement. The show began performances December 3, 2013. Featuring Tony Award Nominee and Broadway Legend Carol Lawrence heading an ensemble cast of four including Charlotte Cohn, Sheffield Chastain, and Jonathan Sale, Handle With Care is directed byKaren Carpenter. (more...)

HANDLE WITH CARE Opens this Weekend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Making its Off-Broadway debut, Jason Odell Williams' new romantic comedy, Handle With Care, will open this Sunday, December 15th - at the Westside Theatre Downstairs (407 W. 43rd Street) - for an open-run engagement. The show began performances December 3, 2013. Featuring Tony Award Nominee and Broadway Legend Carol Lawrence heading an ensemble cast of four including Charlotte Cohn, Sheffield Chastain, and Jonathan Sale, Handle With Care is directed by Karen Carpenter. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Carol Lawrence and More in HANDLE WITH CARE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

Making its Off-Broadway debut, Jason Odell Williams' new romantic comedy, Handle With Care, begins previews tonight - Tuesday, December 3 - at the Westside Theatre Downstairs (407 W. 43rdStreet). The play opens on Sunday, December 15th and is an open-ended engagement. Featuring Tony Award Nominee and Broadway Legend Carol Lawrence heading an ensemble cast of four, Handle With Careis being directed by Karen Carpenter. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with HANDLE WITH CARE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Handle With Care is the new romantic comedy by Emmy Award Nominee Jason Odell Williams, directed by Karen Carpenter (Love, Loss and What I Wore). Handle With Care will begin performances on Tuesday, December 3 and will open on Sunday, December 15 at the Westside Theatre Downstairs at 407 W 43rd Street. Handle With Care is being presented by Bandwagon Productions & Douglas Denoff and Joe Sirola, Sara Crown Star, Neil Gooding Productions and Judith D. Rubin, in association with Dasha Theatricals and Laurel International Holdings. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Theatre Arrivals for A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by Walter McBride - Nov 18, 2013

Following critically acclaimed, smash-hit runs at The Hartford Stage and San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murders tars Tony Award Winner Jefferson MaysandBryce Pinkham, and features Lisa O'Hare, Lauren Worsham, Jane Carr, Pamela Bob,Joanna Glushak, Eddie Korbich, Jeff Kready, Mark Ledbetter, Jennifer Smith, Price Waldman, and Catherine Walker. A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder officially opened last night, November 17. BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet and you can check out full photo coverage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jim Brochu Brings CHARACTER MAN to the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 01, 2013

Drama Desk and Helen Hayes Award winner Jim Brochu ('Zero Hour,' 'The Big Voice: God or Merman?') just debuted his new solo show 'Character Man' at the Metropolitan Room. Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Rita Cosby, Richard Thomas and More at NMA's GIVE KIDS A SHOT Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

The annual National Meningitis Association (NMA) Give Kids a Shot Gala was once again an emotion filled evening but a stellar success in aiding the fight against meningitis, a potentially vaccine preventable disease. Held in the elegant ballrooms of the historic New York Athletic Club with phenomenal views of Central Park as a backdrop, hundreds of New York's movers and shakers turned out to support the cause and also to congratulate meningitis survivor & Para Olympic Gold Medalist Nick Springer, an Honorary Chair along with Ambassador & Mrs. John L. Loeb, Jr. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

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