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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...)

little OPERA theatre of ny to Present Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERSlittle OPERA theatre of ny to Present Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

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...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch What Happens When Annaleigh Ashford Gets Served Too Much Tuna at OH, HELLO!BWW TV Exclusive: Watch What Happens When Annaleigh Ashford Gets Served Too Much Tuna at OH, HELLO!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 19, 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...)

ImprovBoston to Ring in the New Year with 100 FIRST JOKES and MoreImprovBoston to Ring in the New Year with 100 FIRST JOKES and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

ImprovBoston rings in 2017 with a New Year's Eve marathon of six fully improvised comedy celebrations chocked-full of improvised scenes, quirky characters, and audience participation, guaranteeing 2016 is a year to remember. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Darren Criss Get Served Too Much Tuna at OH, HELLO!BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Darren Criss Get Served Too Much Tuna at OH, HELLO!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 5, 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. Below, watch as Darren Criss, who will soon host NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, stops by for his fill.  (more...)

ImprovBoston to Present THE IMPROVISED HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR This DecemberImprovBoston to Present THE IMPROVISED HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

ImprovBoston's The Improvised Holiday Spectacular gives audiences the best gift of the season: gut-busting comedy not for the faint of heart. (more...)

Photo Flash: John Oliver, Jude Law, Brad Oscar, Lesli Margherita, SPAMILTON Stars and More Perform at Only Make Believe's 2016 GalaPhoto Flash: John Oliver, Jude Law, Brad Oscar, Lesli Margherita, SPAMILTON Stars and More Perform at Only Make Believe's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Only Make Believe hosted its Annual Star-Studded Event, Make Believe on Broadway, at 7:00pm last night, November 14, 2016 at the St. James Theatre. Honorees for the evening included Academy Award-Nominated Actor Jude Law and Gregory Lee, President & CEO of Samsung Electronics N.A. The evening's host is Emmy Award-Winner, John Oliver, from HBO's 'Last Week Tonight.' BroadwayWorld has photos from the gala below! (more...)

Rory Albanese and Christopher Titus Headed to Comedy Works This MonthRory Albanese and Christopher Titus Headed to Comedy Works This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Comedy Works (Downtown and South) has announced upcoming headliners Rory Albanese and Christopher Titus. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld and More to Perform at 10th Anniversary STAND UP FOR HEROESBruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld and More to Perform at 10th Anniversary STAND UP FOR HEROES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Few events have created more of a lasting impact on the lives of our nation's injured veterans and their families than Stand Up for Heroes (SUFH), returning for its 10th anniversary to the Theater at Madison Square Garden today, November 1.  (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY's Tim Minchin Hits 2016 New York Comedy FestivalGROUNDHOG DAY's Tim Minchin Hits 2016 New York Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Tim Minchin, who wrote the music and lyrics for MATILDA THE MUSICAL and GROUNDHOG DAY, will be one of the headliners for this year's NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL, running today, November 1, through November 6, 2016. (more...)

DSI Comedy Theater Heats Up Late Fall and Early Winter With Line-Up of Touring ComediansDSI Comedy Theater Heats Up Late Fall and Early Winter With Line-Up of Touring Comedians
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

DSI Comedy Theater heats up the late Fall and early winter with a line-up of touring comics that is sure to appeal to every comedy fan. Friday, November 4, the comedy spot welcomes back North Carolina native Jane Borden for an evening of stand-up comedy.  (more...)

Broadway Inspirational Voices to Release Second Holiday Album 'GREAT JOY II'Broadway Inspirational Voices to Release Second Holiday Album 'GREAT JOY II'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Twelve years after the release of their first album, GREAT JOY -  A GOSPEL CHRISTMAS, Michael McElroy and the Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV) have announced the release of their second studio album, GREAT JOY II AROUND THE WORLD. (more...)

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