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March NO NAME COMEDY VARIETY SHOWS Announced at Otto's In ManhattanMarch NO NAME COMEDY VARIETY SHOWS Announced at Otto's In Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

'No Name... & A Bag O' Chips comedy / variety show producer, Eric Vetter recently announced three March 2017 shows at Otto's in Manhattan with the first on Friday, March 10th to feature Kevin Avery (writer on HBO's 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'), Mike Cannon (MTV2 'Guy Code') and a few surprises. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Garden of Dreams Foundation announced today an exclusive online auction in support of Garden of Laughs, presented by Delta Air Lines, to benefit the Garden of Dreams Foundation. While tickets for Garden of Laughs are sold out, you can still support the Foundation's efforts to make dreams come true for children facing obstacles by visiting Charitybuzz and bidding on unforgettable packages, including meet-and-greet experiences and tickets to sporting events. The auction begins today, March 7, and runs through April 4, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Continues 'Broadway Our Way' Series with 'Love to Me' from LIGHT IN THE PIAZZAVIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Continues 'Broadway Our Way' Series with 'Love to Me' from LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Tony and Grammy award-nominated Michael McElroy and Broadway Inspirational Voices released the eighth video in their 'Broadway Our Way' series today, offering 'Love to Me' from the musical Light In the Piazza, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel (Millions; Floyd Collins; Saturn Returns/Myths and Hymns). Check it out below! (more...)

ImprovBoston's WHEEL OF AUSTEN to Spin Every Friday in MarchImprovBoston's WHEEL OF AUSTEN to Spin Every Friday in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Audiences are invited to seek true love with twisted new plots and period costumes as beloved author Jane Austen gets the improv comedy treatment for ImprovBoston's newest weekly show Wheel of Austen spinning every Friday night in March at 10PM. (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Hosts 19 Musical Events in March and AprilLynn University's Conservatory of Music Hosts 19 Musical Events in March and April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

???????Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia guest conductor, today invited the public to attend 19 musical performances during February and March 2017. (more...)

Rory Albanese Gets Political at Flappers Comedy ClubRory Albanese Gets Political at Flappers Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Rory Albanese (THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART) is performing a one night only show at Flappers Comedy Club Burbank, Thursday, February 23 at 8:00 PM.  Tickets are $20 and are available at www.flapperscomedy.com. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Inspirational Voices Continues 'Broadway Our Way' Series with 'Edelweiss' from THE SOUND OF MUSICSTAGE TUBE: Broadway Inspirational Voices Continues 'Broadway Our Way' Series with 'Edelweiss' from THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Stage Tube - Feb 1, 2017

Tony and Grammy award-nominated Michael McElroy and Broadway Inspirational Voices released the seventh video in their 'Broadway Our Way' series today, offering 'Edelweiss' from the legendary musical The Sound of Music, music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II (Oklahoma; South Pacific; Carousel; King and I). Check it out below! (more...)

THE MOTH's Ophira Eisenberg and More Set for No Name Comedy Variety Anniversary Shows at Otto'sTHE MOTH's Ophira Eisenberg and More Set for No Name Comedy Variety Anniversary Shows at Otto's
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

No Name Comedy Variety celebrates their 23rd anniversary with two fun-filled February 2017 shows at Otto's in Manhattan. (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed MusicalsDenis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

ImprovBoston to Present THORNS on Valentine's DayImprovBoston to Present THORNS on Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Anyone who believes 'tis better to have loved and lost' has clearly never had their heart ripped out of their chest and stomped into the ground. ImprovBoston presents the hilarity of heartbreak and the funny to be found in falling in love in Thorns, a unique, one night only variety show on Valentine's Day, February 14th. (more...)

Bob Saget Has Been Added To The All-star Lineup Of Garden Of LaughsBob Saget Has Been Added To The All-star Lineup Of Garden Of Laughs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) and The Garden of Dreams Foundation is pleased to announce that Grammy Award-nominated comedian and the star of two of the most successful network TV shows ever produced, Bob Saget, has joined the Garden of Laughs presented by Delta Air Lines. (more...)

ImprovBoston Presents Doubled Over: A Duo Comedy FestImprovBoston Presents Doubled Over: A Duo Comedy Fest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Batman and Robin. Laverne and Shirley. Ernie and Bert. ImprovBoston celebrates signature duos at its second annual Doubled Over: A Duo Comedy Fest, a showcase of Boston's funniest comedy pairs performing improv, sketch, and more. (more...)

Mat Smart's EDEN PRAIRIE, 1971 Coming Up at Playwrights' CenterMat Smart's EDEN PRAIRIE, 1971 Coming Up at Playwrights' Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Core Writer Mat Smart lives in New York now, but spent a handful of years in Minnesota as a Jerome Fellow and a McKnight Fellow in Playwriting at the Playwrights' Center. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces Additions to Their 2017 Spring SeasonBerkshire Theatre Group Announces Additions to Their 2017 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) announces additions to their 2017 Spring season, including: the return of the Laugh Lounge Series at the Garage and the On the Stage Series, as well as the fourth annual Encore! An Evening to Celebrate High School Musicals at The Colonial Theatre. New this year, as part of the Encore! Series, BTG will present a High School Student Cabaret at The Unicorn Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Inspirational Voices Continues 'Broadway Our Way' Series with 'I Don't Need A Roof' from BIG FISHSTAGE TUBE: Broadway Inspirational Voices Continues 'Broadway Our Way' Series with 'I Don't Need A Roof' from BIG FISH
by Stage Tube - Jan 9, 2017

Tony and Grammy award-nominated Michael McElroy and Broadway Inspirational Voices released the sixth video in their 'Broadway Our Way' series today, featuring 'I Don't Need A Roof' from the musical BIG FISH, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (multi-award winner, including Emmy, Outer Critics, and Drama Desk Awards; Grammy, and Tony nominations for The Wild Party, The Addams Family, I Am Harvey Milk). Check it out below! (more...)

The Little Opera Theatre Of NY Presents Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERS, 2/23-26The Little Opera Theatre Of NY Presents Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERS, 2/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) will produce the New York Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues from February 23-26, 2017.  (more...)

OH, HELLO Packs in the Tuna, Breaks Lyceum Theatre Box Office RecordsOH, HELLO Packs in the Tuna, Breaks Lyceum Theatre Box Office Records
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

OH, HELLO on Broadway has shattered the box office record at the Lyceum Theatre. The show, which stars Nick Kroll and John Mulaney's inexplicably popular alter egos in their acclaimed Broadway masterpiece, grossed $911,602 over nine performances the week ending January 2. The previous record was held by the 2008 production of Macbeth, starring Patrick Stewart. (more...)

Joe Zimmerman and Karen Rontkowski at Comedy Works this WeekJoe Zimmerman and Karen Rontkowski at Comedy Works this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

New York City-based comedian Joe Zimmerman has had an eventful couple of years.  In addition to making his Comedy Central debut on John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show, Joe was one of the prestigious comedians selected to film a Comedy Central Half Hour stand-up special in 2014. (more...)

ImprovBoston to Revive Hit Comedy OREGON FAIL This WinterImprovBoston to Revive Hit Comedy OREGON FAIL This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

ImprovBoston brings those who grew up in the 80s back to a simpler time when they trekked westward on their Apple II GSs - hunting, crossing rivers, and avoiding the dreaded dysentery outbreak. (more...)

BWW TV: Who Got Too Much Tuna? OH, HELLO Remembers the Many Celebrity Guests of 2016BWW TV: Who Got Too Much Tuna? OH, HELLO Remembers the Many Celebrity Guests of 2016
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 22, 2016

OH, HELLO has already welcomed a slew of surprise guests, who join Gil Faizon (Nick Kroll) and George St Geegland (John Mulaney) every night for their cable-access show, 'Too Much Tuna.' Recent guests have included Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Alan Alda, F. Murray Abraham, Jason Sudeikis, Seth Meyers, Aziz Ansari, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, John Oliver, Jason Alexander, Geraldo Rivera, Edie Falco, Andrew Rannells, Jesse Eisenberg, Josh Groban, Conan O'Brien, Martin Short, Ralph Macchio, Ben Stiller, Fred Armisen, and The Apatow Family. (more...)

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