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VIDEO: First Look - New Original Sketch Comedy Series NETFLIX PRESENTS: THE CHARACTERSVIDEO: First Look - New Original Sketch Comedy Series NETFLIX PRESENTS: THE CHARACTERS
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

In NETFLIX PRESENTS: THE CHARACTERS, the next generation of comedians get a chance that only Netflix could offer: the opportunity to create their own 30-minute episodes and do whatever they want. (more...)

Ars Nova Names 2016 Resident ArtistsArs Nova Names 2016 Resident Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Ars Nova continues its support of artists in the early stages of their professional careers through its wide array of unique development programs. Recognizing the critical need for performance as part of the development process, Ars Nova's programs bring bold, innovative new work to the stage all year long, through Project Residencies, concerts, readings, variety shows, workshops, festivals and full productions. Each season, Ars Nova provides audiences over a hundred opportunities to catch something extraordinary. (more...)

Lilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Lauren Worsham and More to Lead Sky-Pony's 'THE WILDNESS' at Ars NovaLilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Lauren Worsham and More to Lead Sky-Pony's 'THE WILDNESS' at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the full cast for the world premiere of THE WILDNESS: SKY-PONY'S ROCK FAIRY TALE, with text by Obie Award winner Kyle Jarrow and Lauren Worsham and songs by Kyle Jarrow.  (more...)

Ars Nova Sets 2016 LineupArs Nova Sets 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

2016 at Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) will include two Off-Broadway productions: the world premiere of The Wildness, Sky-Pony's Rock Fairy Tale directed by Tony-nominee Sam Buntrock, written by and featuring Brooklyn-based band Sky-Pony, fronted by Lauren Worsham (Drama Desk Award winner and Tony nominee) with songs penned by Kyle Jarrow (Obie Award winner) and presented in collaboration with The Play Company; and the New York premiere of Underground Railroad Game created and performed by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott Sheppard in association with Lightning Rod Special; SHOWGASM XXL, a one-night-only 'gasm so big it won't fit in the Ars Nova building, hosted by John Early and featuring Ars Nova All Stars as well as celebrity guests to be announced; and ANT Fest, a new adventure every night with the next wave of Ars Nova's breakthrough artists during four nonstop weeks of wild comedy, music and theater mash-ups. (more...)

Sara Bareilles, Lena Dunham & More Perform at 2nd Annual Talent Show Benefit to Benefit Homeless LGBTQ YouthSara Bareilles, Lena Dunham & More Perform at 2nd Annual Talent Show Benefit to Benefit Homeless LGBTQ Youth
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Bleachers, Lena Dunham, Sara Bareilles, Fred Armisen, and many others came together last night to perform at the Ally Coalition & Above Average's 2nd Annual Talent Show to Benefit Homeless LGBTQ Youth. (more...)

Comedy Central Orders a Third Season of 'The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail'Comedy Central Orders a Third Season of 'The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail'
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani's invitation into LA's hottest stand-up show still stands as Comedy Central has renewed the hit series “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail” for a third season, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Original Programming, Comedy Central. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Joan Rivers Tribute & More Set for Kennedy Center's 2016 Comedy LineupJane Lynch, Joan Rivers Tribute & More Set for Kennedy Center's 2016 Comedy Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

The Kennedy Center today announced a robust schedule of 2015-2016 performances as part of Comedy at the Kennedy Center, the largest since the new series was established in the 2014-2015 season. Capital One is the presenting sponsor. Comedy at the Kennedy Center will include three signature events in the Concert Hall, featuring nationally renowned comedic acts, and the Center's first District of Comedy Festival from June 22-25, showcasing an array of celebrated comedians who will be performing on stages across the building. The District of Comedy Festival will also launch a newly-engaged collaboration with Chicago's legendary comedy theater, The Second City, featuring a Kennedy Center commission that focuses on the history of the United States, which will run for six weeks in the Theater Lab. Tickets for these events go on sale to members on Monday, November 23, 2015 and to the general public on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 (unless otherwise noted). (more...)

Rachel Feinstein, Sean Patton and More to Headline UP Comedy Club This JanuaryRachel Feinstein, Sean Patton and More to Headline UP Comedy Club This January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Avenue, known for bringing top stand-up comedy talent to Chicago, announces a month long series of all-stars: Rachel Feinstein, Jan. 7-9; Chris Redd & Megan Gailey, Jan. 15-17; Kate Berlant & John Early, Jan. 21-23; and Sean Patton, Jan. 28-30. Each show includes a feature stand-up comic and a local emcee that hosts the evening. Each headliner is set to perform Thursday 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. (with the exception of Chris Redd & Megan Gailey set to perform Friday - Sunday). (more...)

TBS Orders Dark Comedy Series SEARCH PARTY; Watch TeaserTBS Orders Dark Comedy Series SEARCH PARTY; Watch Teaser
by TV News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

TBS has given a greenlight to Search Party, a dark comedy about a group of four self-absorbed 20-somethings who come together when a former college acquaintance mysteriously disappears. (more...)

New Comedy Web Series JANICE GUNTER, GHOST HUNTER Seeks Distribution PartnerNew Comedy Web Series JANICE GUNTER, GHOST HUNTER Seeks Distribution Partner
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

One Glass Video, a producer of video and branded content, announced today that it is seeking distribution partners for a new comedy web series, Janice Gunter, Ghost Hunter. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Brasil Summerfest, John Early and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 8/16Jane Lynch, Brasil Summerfest, John Early and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running tonight, August 5 - August 16, 2015. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Brasil Summerfest, John Early and More Set for Joe's Pub, 8/5-16Jane Lynch, Brasil Summerfest, John Early and More Set for Joe's Pub, 8/5-16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running August 5 - August 16, 2015. (more...)

John Early, The Skivvies and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub at The PublicJohn Early, The Skivvies and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming performances, tonight, July 29 - August 9, 2015. Scroll down for details! (more...)

John Early, The Skivvies and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub at The PublicJohn Early, The Skivvies and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming performances, July 29 - August 9, 2015. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Jane Lynch, Gad Elmaleh & More Comedians Coming to Joe's PubJane Lynch, Gad Elmaleh & More Comedians Coming to Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Funny People coming to Joe's Pub at the Public from Summer-Fall 2015 include Jane Lynch, Daniel Koren and more. Check out the full list below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Trailer for New Comedy FORT TILDENVIDEO: First Look - Trailer for New Comedy FORT TILDEN
by Movies News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Orion will release FORT TILDEN theaterically and on VOD on August 14th. Watch the trailer (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/28/2015 - Special PRIDE Edition!WAKE UP with BWW 6/28/2015 - Special PRIDE Edition!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 28, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: After Friday's landmark Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, the Broadway community -- and supporters across the country -- exploded with love and celebration. Today is the day for NYC to go even wilder in support of LGBTQ rights, so scroll down for BWW's list of Pride-related events, parties and more! (more...)

A Gay Show For All People Announces Special One Year Anniversary EventA Gay Show For All People Announces Special One Year Anniversary Event
by Nora Dominick - May 27, 2015

Aaron Jackson (UCB) and Josh Sharp (Vulture's 'Comics You Should Know', IFC.com) celebrate a year of hosting a gay show for all people filled with songs and laughs from comics and queers and mostly people who are both. Always featuring handsome hunk Henry Koperski on the keys. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Molly Pope & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS LINEUPMichael Feinstein, Molly Pope & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS LINEUP
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Michael Feinstein, Molly Pope, John Early and Jonah Verdon will join the previously announced headliners Melissa Errico, Liz Callaway, The Skivvies, Michael McElroy, Lauren Worsham, Cyrille Aimee, Rachel  York, Adam Kantor, Randy Graff, Kim David Smith, Danielle Grabianowski, Julie Hill, Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson to headline the fifth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - on Monday, June 1. The Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan). Called "a rambunctious, uproarious, unpredictable all-star concert" by The Wall Street Journal, "Night Of A Thousand Judys" will honor the iconic Judy Garland with special skits, tributes and songs from her legendary career as movie star, recording artist and stage performer. There will be a pre-show VIP reception at 6:30 PM and the performance at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Ars Nova Sets Complete ANT Fest 2015 LineupArs Nova Sets Complete ANT Fest 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

 Ars Nova has announced the lineup for its 8th Annual ANT Fest, running June 1 - 26.  This year's festival of all new talent features four nonstop weeks of comedy, music & theater mash-ups, and invites audiences on a nightly adventure with the next wave of breakthrough artists at Ars Nova.  A complete lineup is listed below. (more...)

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