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Date of Birth: April 29, 1946 (70)
Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA
Gender: Male
Ashanti J'Aria joins THE MEETING at Joe's PubAshanti J'Aria joins THE MEETING at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will continue its final season on Sunday, February 19 with a celebration of the iconic director and choreographer Michael Bennett at 9:30 PM at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater. The Meeting*, the acclaimed comedy/variety show known for its audacious humor, trailblazing political discourse and button-pushing cultural exploration, will come to an end at the conclusion of the season in May 2017. Special guests for the February show include Ashanti J'Aria, who joins previously-announced Carolee Carmello, T. Oliver Reid, Rob Maitner, Jacob Hoffman, Lori Ann Ferreri, Rosie Lani Fiedelmanand Tera-Lee Pollin. Tracy Stark serves as the evening's music director. (more...)

Carolee Carmello, T. Oliver Reid and More to Celebrate Michael Bennett at THE MEETING*Carolee Carmello, T. Oliver Reid and More to Celebrate Michael Bennett at THE MEETING*
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will continue its final season on Sunday, February 19 with a celebration of the iconic director and choreographer Michael Bennett at 9:30 PM at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater. (more...)

Rep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical, DORIAN'S CLOSETRep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical, DORIAN'S CLOSET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Rep Stage, a regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, announces the full casting for its world premiere production of 'Dorian's Closet,' a new musical based on the life of legendary female impersonator Dorian Corey. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Ritsch, with book and lyrics by Richard Mailman and music by Ryan Haase, 'Dorian's Closet' runs April 26-May 14, 2017, with previews on the first two nights and opening night on April 28. (more...)

Rep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical DORIAN'S CLOSETRep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical DORIAN'S CLOSET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Rep Stage, a regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, announces the full casting for its world premiere production of "Dorian's Closet," a new musical based on the life of legendary female impersonator Dorian Corey. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Ritsch, with book and lyrics by Richard Mailman and music by Ryan Haase, "Dorian's Closet" runs April 26-May 14, 2017, with previews on the first two nights and opening night on April 28. (more...)

THE MEETING* Will Honor Director & Choreographer Michael Bennett at Joe's PubTHE MEETING* Will Honor Director & Choreographer Michael Bennett at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will continue its final season on Sunday, February 19 with a celebration of the iconic director and choreographer Michael Bennett at 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater.  (more...)

Scoop: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO - Friday, February 10, 2017Scoop: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO - Friday, February 10, 2017
by TV Scoop - Feb 8, 2017

Get all the scoop on REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO, airing on Friday, February 10, 2017! (more...)

You Can't Stop The Beat! The Berman to Present HAIRSPRAY This MonthYou Can't Stop The Beat! The Berman to Present HAIRSPRAY This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

There's no stopping the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance. Performed by the JCC's very first cast of PAIJ (Performing Arts In the JCC) Players, 'Hairspray' will delight audiences with its infectious melodies and fantastical dance numbers. (more...)

Drama Learning Center's TYA to Stage Area Premiere of CRY-BABY THE MUSICALDrama Learning Center's TYA to Stage Area Premiere of CRY-BABY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

TYA, the Professional Training Program in residence at Drama Learning Center will present the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area premiere of Cry-Baby the Musical this June in Columbia, Maryland. (more...)

LENNON THROUGH A GLASS ONION to Return to Sydney to Celebrate 25th AnniversaryLENNON THROUGH A GLASS ONION to Return to Sydney to Celebrate 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

It's been 25 years since John Waters and Stewart D'Arrietta first performed LENNON - LOOKING THROUGH A GLASS ONION on the small stage at Sydney's Tilbury Hotel.   Little did they know that over an inspiring 25-year journey they would perform the show in New York and London, leaving their mark on audiences around the world. (more...)

THE MEETING* to Honor George Michael at Joe's Pub This WeekendTHE MEETING* to Honor George Michael at Joe's Pub This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will continue its final season on Sunday, January 22 with a celebrations of the beloved late singer/songwriter George Michael at 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. (more...)

THE MEETING* to Tribute Patti LuPone, Michael Bennett and More in 2017THE MEETING* to Tribute Patti LuPone, Michael Bennett and More in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - has announced the themes of the Winter/Spring 2017 season. (more...)

BWW Album Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE!BWW Album Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Remy Holzer - Jan 5, 2017

Skeptics of musical theater like to ask, 'But how do they know the song?' when characters join in during a musical number. One of the virtues of HAIRSPRAY is that the audience itself actually does this: the songs are so catchy that we start singing along. This is appropriate, given the show's message of inclusivity and empowerment of the ordinary. Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics) and Scott Wittman (lyrics) are responsible for the irresistible score of this show, set in Baltimore in the 1960s, that follows plucky, overweight teenager Tracy Turnblad's quest to integrate the 'Corny Collins Show,' an AMERICAN BANDSTAND-style teen dance party that she adores. Along the way, she falls in love with one of its stars, locks horns with another, makes new friends who are black and have a different perspective and a different way of dancing, and finds a place for herself on the show and in life. And her mother Edna and best friend Penny also benefit from Tracy's widening world. (more...)

The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series Presents WINTRY MIX/PERFORMANCE FESTIVALThe Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series Presents WINTRY MIX/PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series presents two different lineups of innovative theater makers, choreographers and musicians for the second installment of its WINTRY MIX/PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL, a curated sampler of new works of performing arts. Emerging and established regional artists and performers known for their artistic daring will show their latest creations at the Hepburn Teaching Theater stage in Goodhart Hall, Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY's John Waters Doing Well Following Holiday Health ScareHAIRSPRAY's John Waters Doing Well Following Holiday Health Scare
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 28, 2016

The HAIRSPRAY scribe was forced to miss his annual holiday party on Friday due to a health scare which landed him in the hospital. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Dick LatessaPhoto Flash: Remembering Dick Latessa
by Walter McBride - Dec 23, 2016

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Justin Vivian Bond, Erin Markey, and More Join THE MEETING* HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!Justin Vivian Bond, Erin Markey, and More Join THE MEETING* HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will continue its final season on Sunday, December 18 with the 8th Annual Holiday Spectacular! with two different shows at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. (more...)

BWW Interview: Justin Vivian Bond Talks THE BIPOLAR EXPRESS, Queer Role Models, and Why the Holidays Are a NightmareBWW Interview: Justin Vivian Bond Talks THE BIPOLAR EXPRESS, Queer Role Models, and Why the Holidays Are a Nightmare
by Troy Frisby - Dec 16, 2016

Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a force of nature with more than a quarter century onstage under v's (Bond's preferred pronoun) belt. A singular performer with an endless supply of bon mots, Bond has been celebrated with an Obie Award, a Bessie, a Tony nod, and the Ethyl Eichelberger Award, among other accolades. Fresh off a year-long career retrospective culminating in September's THE GOLDEN AGE OF JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND, v returns to Joe's Pub on December 12 at 9:30pm with a new holiday show, THE BIPOLAR EXPRESS. Ahead of the first show, we spoke over the phone about the show, v's enduring career, and the holidays themselves. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY'S John Waters to Receive Writer's Guild Career Achievement AwardHAIRSPRAY'S John Waters to Receive Writer's Guild Career Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

John Waters will be honored with the Writers Guild of America, East's Ian McLellan Hunter Award at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards to be held at New York's Edison Ballroom on Sunday, February 19, 2017. (more...)

Nellie McKay to Headline THE MEETING*'s 8th Annual HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!Nellie McKay to Headline THE MEETING*'s 8th Annual HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will continue its final season on Sunday, December 18 with the 8th Annual Holiday Spectacular! with two different shows at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater.  (more...)

Groundbreaking Lineup Set for FIRST LOOK 2017 at Moving ImageGroundbreaking Lineup Set for FIRST LOOK 2017 at Moving Image
by Movies News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Museum of the Moving Image is pleased to announce the lineup for the First Look Festival, its annual showcase for groundbreaking new moving-image art. (more...)

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