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Playwrights' Center Announces 2017-18 McKnight Fellows, New Core WritersPlaywrights' Center Announces 2017-18 McKnight Fellows, New Core Writers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The Playwrights' Center is excited to announce the 2017-18 McKnight National Residency and Commission recipient, 2017-18 McKnight Fellows in Playwriting, 2017-18 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows, 2017-2020 Core Writers and 2017-18 Core Apprentices. (more...)

Photo Flash: Playwrights' Center Celebrates Playwright & Broadway Director Marion McClinton at 45th Anniversary GalaPhoto Flash: Playwrights' Center Celebrates Playwright & Broadway Director Marion McClinton at 45th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Playwrights' Center held its 45th Anniversary Gala May 4, 2017 at The Blaisdell in Minneapolis. The Center's Producing Artistic Director Jeremy B. Cohen called the event "a benefit to support the creators, the legacy-builders and innovative theater-makers who transport us through the art of storytelling." Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

BWW Review: MARJORIE PRIME at Main Street PlayersBWW Review: MARJORIE PRIME at Main Street Players
by Roger Martin - Apr 24, 2017

Just watch the brilliant Carol Sussman as Marjorie, sliding through dementia to death and beyond. (more...)

Michael McElroy to Host Spring Concert Series at the Sheen Center Featuring Broadway Inspirational VoicesMichael McElroy to Host Spring Concert Series at the Sheen Center Featuring Broadway Inspirational Voices
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

BIV and the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture team up to present a May concert music series curated and hosted by Tony and Grammy Award nominee Michael McElroy.  (more...)

ImprovBoston Debuts A Sensory-Friendly Improv ExperienceImprovBoston Debuts A Sensory-Friendly Improv Experience
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The 35 year-old nonprofit comedy theater ImprovBoston pioneers a new improvisational experience designed specially for guests and families living with autism and other special needs. Improv for Everyone: Comedy for Kids with Autism and their Families debuts at ImprovBoston on April 29th at 10AM. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Continues 'Broadway Our Way' Series with 'Luck Be a Lady' from GUYS AND DOLLSVIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Continues 'Broadway Our Way' Series with 'Luck Be a Lady' from GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Tony and Grammy award-nominated Michael McElroy and Broadway Inspirational Voices released the ninth video in their 'Broadway Our Way' series today, taking a fresh spin on the classic 'Luck Be A Lady' from the multi-award-winning musical GUYS AND DOLLS, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser (How to Succeed In Business; The Most Happy Fella; Where's Charley). Check it out below! (more...)

NYC's Hip Hop Improv Comedy Team North Coast to Perform at ImprovBostonNYC's Hip Hop Improv Comedy Team North Coast to Perform at ImprovBoston
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Named one of the 'Top Ten Best Comedy Shows' by Time Out New York, New York City's premier hip hop improv comedy team North Coast seamlessly melds comedic timing with high-energy, freestyle rapping. They'll bring their 'comedy show meets concert' to ImprovBoston on April 2nd. (more...)

BWW Review: Jay Leno Tells Jokes at the Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Jay Leno Tells Jokes at the Kennedy Center
by Roger Catlin - Mar 20, 2017

What would have happened if Jay Leno were still hosting 'The Tonight Show' today? (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Concludes 2016-17 Season with 13 Musical EventsLynn University's Conservatory of Music Concludes 2016-17 Season with 13 Musical Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia guest conductor, today invited the public to attend 13 musical performances during April and May 2017. (more...)

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...)

ImprovBoston's WHEEL OF AUSTEN to Spin Every Today in MarchImprovBoston's WHEEL OF AUSTEN to Spin Every Today in March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 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 Today night in March at 10PM. (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...)

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 - Feb 23, 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...)

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 - Feb 23, 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...)

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...)

'Moonlight', 'People vs. OJ' Among Winners of 2107 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS; Full List'Moonlight', 'People vs. OJ' Among Winners of 2107 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the 2017 Writers Guild Awards winners for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation (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...)

ImprovBoston to Present 12th Annual College Comedy FestivalImprovBoston to Present 12th Annual College Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

In this comedy battle for the beanpot, the funniest team wins. From February 16-18, 14 New England-area college improv teams flood ImprovBoston to dish out laughs, connect, and push the boundaries of funny in the 12th Annual College Comedy Festival (CCF). (more...)

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