Joey Arias News

BWW Interview: Justin Sayre Discusses Bringing THE MEETING* to an End, Creating Queer Spaces, and What's Next For the Show's CreatorBWW Interview: Justin Sayre Discusses Bringing THE MEETING* to an End, Creating Queer Spaces, and What's Next For the Show's Creator
by Troy Frisby - May 13, 2017

Justin Sayre is calling the final editions of THE MEETING* to order. For eight seasons, over seven-and-a-half years, he has led the International Order of Sodomites---the IOS for short---as the Chairman of the "centuries-old organization promoting the lives and legacies of the LGBTQIA community." The final two shows of the acclaimed comedy/variety show, set for Sunday, May 14 at 7:00 and 9:30 pm at Joe's Pub, have long sold out. Yet they'll be broadcast online via Joe's Pub Livestream, with Sayre also taking over the Joe's Pub Instagram account that same day. Before he flew over from Los Angeles for those final shows, we spoke with Justin over the phone about what THE MEETING* has meant to him over the years, why it's time to call it quits, and what's next. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sherry Vine & Joey Arias Chat About the Evolution of Drag and Their Stripped-Down New Show at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Interview: Sherry Vine & Joey Arias Chat About the Evolution of Drag and Their Stripped-Down New Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - May 5, 2017

Between the two of them, drag icons Sherry Vine and Joey Arias have more than 50 years of performing experience combined. Not only that, but their working relationship and enduring friendship began more than 20 years ago. Though they've toured with one another around the world over the years, it's been a few years since they've teamed up for a big show in New York, where they first met. Thankfully, the legendary divas will reunite onstage in the city for a new show at Feinstein's/54 Below, as part of Garth Schilling's (also known as Miss Vodka Stinger) drag-themed Thursday night series called LATE NIGHT DRAG. The run will also include Cacophony Daniels, Marti Gould Cummings, Varla Jean Merman, Ray DeForest, RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE star Alexis Michelle, and Miss Vodka Stinger herself with the Martha Rayes. Prior to Vine and Arias' show, the pair pressed pause on their first day of rehearsal to speak with us over the phone about their individual careers, more than two decades of collaboration, and reuniting onstage in the city that brought them together. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Purple Carpet for Opening Night of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYPhoto Coverage: On the Purple Carpet for Opening Night of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by Walter McBride - Apr 24, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened just last night at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). BroadwayWolrd was on hand for the special night and we're taking you to the red purple carpet below! (more...)

WE WANT IT DARKER Premiers at The Slipper Room, Wednesday 4/26WE WANT IT DARKER Premiers at The Slipper Room, Wednesday 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Conceived in part as a response to the current climate, WE WANT IT DARKER is a dreamy portrait of the surreal. Through solo and collaborative work, with live music, theremin, glass walking, burlesque and aerial performances, we explore what is in the midst of the darkness.  (more...)

Kenyon Phillips to Launch UNISEX SALON at Joe's Pub This SpringKenyon Phillips to Launch UNISEX SALON at Joe's Pub This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Following a series of sold-out performances at Joe's Pub and The Box over the past year, the genre-hopping musician, actor and writer will launch Unisex Salon with Kenyon Phillips on April 30, 2017, with a schedule of performances to follow into the spring of 2018. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Launches Late Night Drag Series with Miss Vodka Stinger, Cacophany Daniels & MoreFeinstein's/54 Below Launches Late Night Drag Series with Miss Vodka Stinger, Cacophany Daniels & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

After years of presenting some of New York's most beloved and fabulous drag performers, Feinstein's/54 Below launches an ongoing Late Night Drag Series. Curated by Garth Schilling (also known to the drag community as Miss Vodka Stinger), the new Late Night Drag Series features a rotating roster of up-and-coming and legendary New York City drag performers on select Thursday nights at 11:30PM with $20 tickets and a two-drink minimum. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Columbia University and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith have announced that A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: A Radical Fairy Realness Ritual by Taylor Mac and Matt Ray is the 2017 winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. (more...)

Photo Coverage: La MaMa Celebrates 55th Season with BADEYA BABY! or HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE THE THEATRE GalaPhoto Coverage: La MaMa Celebrates 55th Season with BADEYA BABY! or HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE THE THEATRE Gala
by Walter McBride - Nov 11, 2016

La MaMa just celebrated its 55th season with a singular Gala Event like no other last night, November 10, at La MaMa Annex (66 E.4 St.). The Grammy-winning, co-author of the Tony-winning musical THE COLOR PURPLE and legendary party-hostess Allee Willis threw one of her renowned bashes, created especially as a benefit for La MaMa: BADEYA BABY! or HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE THE THEATRE.  (more...)

Carol Lipnik to Bring GODDESS OF IMPERFECTION to PangeaCarol Lipnik to Bring GODDESS OF IMPERFECTION to Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Carol Lipnik - the spellbinding, wistfully-humorous singer and songwriter called an "ethereal vocal phenomenon" by The New York Times -  continues her current Fall Sunday Night Residency at Pangea through Sunday, December 18 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Molly Pope Celebrates Jerry Herman in New Show Tonight at The DuplexMolly Pope Celebrates Jerry Herman in New Show Tonight at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

In her last New York City solo concert of 2016, neo-retro cabarettist Molly Pope celebrates her birthday with a brand new show, comprised entirely of the music of Jerry Herman tonight, November 2 at 9:30 PM at The Duplex. (more...)

Molly Pope to Celebrate Jerry Herman in New Show at The DuplexMolly Pope to Celebrate Jerry Herman in New Show at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

In her last New York City solo concert of 2016, neo-retro cabarettist MOLLY POPE celebrates her birthday with a brand new show, comprised entirely of the music of Jerry Herman on Wednesday, November 2 at 9:30 PM at The Duplex. (more...)

National Black Theatre's SWEET Opens TonightNational Black Theatre's SWEET Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Maechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams will star in Harrison David Rivers' play 'Sweet,' the first theatrical production of the 48th season of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's (NBT). (more...)

BWW Review: Joey Arias Requires Your Presence at JOEY ARIAS IS WITH YOU NOW at Joe's PubBWW Review: Joey Arias Requires Your Presence at JOEY ARIAS IS WITH YOU NOW at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - Oct 21, 2016

Joey Arias would like your attention, and he's not afraid to ask for it. In fact, on a dozen or so occasions during his performance of JOEY ARIAS IS WITH YOU NOW at Joe's Pub on October 9---the second in his three-show residency---he straight-up demanded the crowd's attention, shouting, 'Look at me!' (more...)

National Black Theatre's SWEET Begins TonightNational Black Theatre's SWEET Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Maechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams will star in Harrison David Rivers' play 'Sweet,' the first theatrical production of the 48th season of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's (NBT). (more...)

Johnny Gallagher, Amber Tamblyn, Joey Arias and More Coming Up at Joe's PubJohnny Gallagher, Amber Tamblyn, Joey Arias and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for September 28 - October 9, 2016. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Maechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams to Lead National Black Theatre's SWEETMaechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams to Lead National Black Theatre's SWEET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Maechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams will star in Harrison David Rivers' play 'Sweet,' the first theatrical production of the 48th season of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's (NBT). (more...)

Justin Vivan Bond to Kick Off Teatro ZinZanni's 'Joe's Pub Seattle' SeriesJustin Vivan Bond to Kick Off Teatro ZinZanni's 'Joe's Pub Seattle' Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

New York City's best cabaret venue has found a home in Seattle. In an all-new producing partnership, Teatro ZinZanni and Joe's Pub at The Public, one of New York City's most celebrated institutions for emerging and accomplished performance artists, present a brand new late night series, 'Joe's Pub Seattle.' (more...)

Hasan Minhaj, Maya Rudolph, Laura Benanti and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's PubHasan Minhaj, Maya Rudolph, Laura Benanti and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its night performances, September 21 - October 2, 2016. Scroll down, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Carol Lipnik Opens New Show GODDESS OF IMPERFECTION at PANGEACarol Lipnik Opens New Show GODDESS OF IMPERFECTION at PANGEA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2016

CAROL LIPNIK - the spellbinding, wistfully-humorous singer and songwriter called an "ethereal vocal phenomenon" by The New York Times - will introduce a new show to launch her Fall Sunday Night Residency at Pangea. "Goddess of Imperfection," which brings her unprecedented engagement at the club into its second year, will open on Sunday, September 18 at 7:00 PM to run through Sunday, December 18. The dreamlike new evening pays tribute to the broken, uncertain state of the world with a set of new original songs and specially-selected covers that reach above the chaos and reflect back on our tangled, beast-ridden planet. The performance artist and storyteller David Cale will be her special guest on September 18.  (more...)

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