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Joe's Pub Offering Free Ticket Lottery for KIKI AND HERBJoe's Pub Offering Free Ticket Lottery for KIKI AND HERB
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

?In April and May 2016, Joe's Pub at The Public will present the revival of Kiki and Herb, the legendary and fanatically-loved cabaret duo played by Mx Justin Vivian Bond and Kenny Mellman. Born in 1992 in San Francisco and retired in 2007 in New York City, the "perverse" and "transcendental" (The New York Times) septuagenarian lounge-singers will debut a new show entitled Seeking Asylum! (more...)

42nd Street Moon to Conclude 23rd Season with THE MOST HAPPY FELLA42nd Street Moon to Conclude 23rd Season with THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

42nd Street Moon concludes its 23rd season with Frank Loesser's glorious Napa Valley romance, the Tony Award-winning THE MOST HAPPY FELLA. This masterpiece with book, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business …, Where's Charley?) is an unconventional and sweepingly romantic love story set in the vineyards of Napa Valley. Considered one of Loesser's greatest works, the stunning score includes "The Most Happy Fella," "Standing on the Corner," "Joey, Joey, Joey," "Rosabella," "Big D," "My Heart Is So Full of You" and "Song of a Summer Night." Directed by Cindy Goldfield, with musical direction by Dave Dobrusky, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA will run April 27 - May 17, 2016 (Press opening: Saturday, April 30) at the Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco. For tickets ($25-$75) or more information, the public may call (415) 255-8207 or visit www.42ndstmoon.org.  (more...)

Cleveland Play House MFA Class Unveils New Take on Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSESCleveland Play House MFA Class Unveils New Take on Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA (CWRU/CPH MFA) Acting Program will present Mary Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSES in the Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre ('The Helen') at Playhouse Square for 10 performances only, March 16-26, 2016. (more...)

Tony Winner John Guare to Lead Discussion on Tennessee Williams at Playhouse Creatures Theatre CompanyTony Winner John Guare to Lead Discussion on Tennessee Williams at Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company will host a post-show discussion centered on the later work of Tennessee Williams following the March 5, 3pm performance of Tennessee Williams 1982. The participants include Tony-winning playwright John Guare, scholar and writer David Savran, scholar and current Tennessee Williams' editor Thomas Keith, and professor and writer Annette J. Saddik. (more...)

Kitchen Table Works to Stage BIRDBATH This SpringKitchen Table Works to Stage BIRDBATH This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Kitchen Table Works announces the New York revival of Leonard Melfi's BIRDBATH. Set in 1960s Manhattan, the story centers around a young woman and man who are closing up a late night diner on Valentine's Eve. (more...)

Kiki and Herb to Play Series of Shows at Joe's PubKiki and Herb to Play Series of Shows at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Due to popular demand, Joe's Pub at The Public extends the reunion run of Kiki and Herb, the legendary and fanatically-loved cabaret duo brought to life by Mx Justin Vivian Bond and Kenny Mellman, for two weeks. Born in 1992 in San Francisco and retired in 2007 in New York City, the 'perverse' and 'transcendental' (The New York Times) septuagenarian lounge-singers will debut a new show entitled Seeking Asylum!, which will now run from April 21-May 22, 9:30PM, for a total of 21 performances. (more...)

Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter; Cast Announced!Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of THE MOORS by Jen Silverman, directed by Jackson Gay, January 29-February 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 4. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Theatre Community Remembers Elizabeth Swados With Love and AdmirationTWITTER WATCH: Theatre Community Remembers Elizabeth Swados With Love and Admiration
by Michael Dale - Jan 6, 2016

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CAMT to Present THE NEW WORLD SYMPHONY: DVORAK IN AMERICACAMT to Present THE NEW WORLD SYMPHONY: DVORAK IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) has created 'The New World Symphony: Dvorak in America,' a play chronicling the American years (1892-1895) of Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, during which he produced a flurry of 'American' works. This puppet theater work is rich in classical and original music (played live!) and dramatizes one of the most significant cultural exchanges in American history. GOH Productions and Dvorak-American Heritage Association (DAHA) will present the piece as a work in progress January 30 and 31, 2016 at Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street (Upper East Side). This production is preparatory to the play's upcoming world premiere run, which will be presented by La Mama Experimental Theatre, 66 East 4th Street (East Village), six weeks later: from March 10 to 27, 2016 (see more info below). The play is conceived and directed by Vit Horejs. Composer and Musical Director is saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. (more...)

Mx Justin Vivian Bond to Bring LOVE IS CRAZY! and MX AMERICA to Joe's Pub in 2016Mx Justin Vivian Bond to Bring LOVE IS CRAZY! and MX AMERICA to Joe's Pub in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Iconic performer, writer, singer and activist Mx Justin Vivian Bond will continue the yearlong celebration of v's prolific and trailblazing career at Joe's Pub at The Public in 2016. Mx Bond will perform two shows from v's repertoire - LOVE IS CRAZY! for some pure Valentine's Day fun, Sunday-Tuesday, February 14-16 at 9:00PM, and MX AMERICA, v's singular take on the beauty pageant, Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13 at 9:00PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Czech Marionettes in THE NEW WORLD SYMPHONY: DVORAK IN AMERICA, Coming to NYC This WinterPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Czech Marionettes in THE NEW WORLD SYMPHONY: DVORAK IN AMERICA, Coming to NYC This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) has created 'The New World Symphony: Dvorak in America,' a play chronicling the American years (1892-1895) of Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, during which he produced a flurry of 'American' works. GOH Productions and Dvorak-American Heritage Association (DAHA) will present the piece as a work in progress January 30 and 31, 2016 at Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street (Upper East Side). This production is preparatory to the play's upcoming world premiere run, which will be presented by La Mama Experimental Theatre, 66 East 4th Street (East Village), six weeks later: from March 10 to 27, 2016 (see more info below). The play is conceived and directed by Vit Horejs. Composer and Musical Director is saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the puppets! (more...)

Jiehae Park's PEERLESS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This FallJiehae Park's PEERLESS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of PEERLESS by Jiehae Park, directed by Margot Bordelon, November 27-December 19 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, December 3. The cast of PEERLESS includes Teresa Avia Lim, Christopher Livingston, Caroline Neff, JD Taylor, and Tiffany Villarin. (more...)

Dario D'Ambrosi Helms MEDEA with Chorus from Teatro Patologico at La MaMa, Now thru 10/18Dario D'Ambrosi Helms MEDEA with Chorus from Teatro Patologico at La MaMa, Now thru 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

To share an electrifying and distinguished work from Italy with a larger audience, La MaMa E.T.C. will present Teatro Patologico (Pathological Theater) from Rome in 'MEDEA,' adapted and directed by Dario D'Ambrosi, tonight, October 8, to the 18th, 2015 in its Ellen Stewart Theater, 66 East 4th Street. (more...)

Katrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT, Premiering TonightKatrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT, Premiering Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), now through October 24. Opening Night is tonight, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10. (more...)

Katrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT World Premiere, Beginning TonightKatrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT World Premiere, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), tonight, October 2, through October 24. Opening Night is Thursday, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

New York, NY (September 9, 2015)—The Museum of Arts and Design's signature dance series, Dance Under the Influence, returns this fall with choreographer, writer and performer Jack Ferver at the helm. Acting as guest curator, Ferver gathers a selection of performances that include works by Leah Cox, Jacob Slominski, Katie Swords, Larissa Velez-Jackson and Jesse Zaritt. Mixing traditional with cutting edge, rigorous with playful, and the familiar with the unexpected, Ferver's lineup showcases diverse artistic practices found within contemporary choreography, and reconsiders dance through his singular lens. Dance Under the Influence, running from September 18 through November 14, 2015,offers a platform for the presentation of bold contemporary works that defy simple categorization.  (more...)

Katrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More to Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT World PremiereKatrina Lenk, Richard Topol, Lenny Wolpe and More to Star in Yale Rep's INDECENT World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of INDECENT, a new play with music, written by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Rebecca Taichman, at the University Theatre (222 York Street), October 2-24. Opening Night is Thursday, October 8. The world premiere of INDECENT is a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where it will play November 13-December 10. (more...)

THE STORM Set for August Strindberg Rep This FallTHE STORM Set for August Strindberg Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

August Strindberg Repertory Theatre will present Strindberg's THE STORM, adapted and directed by Robert Greer, October 4 to 30 as part of an exploration of the author's final works. (more...)

Photo Flash: JAMAICA, FAREWELL Celebrates Opening Night at the Royal George TheatrePhoto Flash: JAMAICA, FAREWELL Celebrates Opening Night at the Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Continuing to bring exciting stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings a brand new production of the award-winning and internationally acclaimed play JAMAICA FAREWELL, written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick, to Chicago's Royal George Theatre. Based on her true life story, writer-performer Ehrhardt's JAMAICA FAREWELL chronicles her escape from revolution-torn Jamaica in the 1970's to fulfill her lifelong dream of coming to America. Performances began at Chicago's Royal George Theatre 1641 North Halsted, 60614, on September 8 and continue through Sunday October 11th in a strictly limited engagement. Scroll down for photos from the opening night festivities! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Debra Ehrhardt in JAMAICA FAREWELL at the Royal George TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Debra Ehrhardt in JAMAICA FAREWELL at the Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Continuing to bring exciting stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings a brand new production of the award-winning and internationally acclaimed play JAMAICA FAREWELL, written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick, to Chicago's Royal George Theatre. Based on her true life story, writer-performer Ehrhardt's JAMAICA FAREWELL chronicles her escape from revolution-torn Jamaica in the 1970's to fulfill her lifelong dream of coming to America. Performances began at Chicago's Royal George Theatre 1641 North Halsted, 60614, last night September 8, and continue through Sunday October 11th in a strictly limited engagement. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Ehrhardt onstage below! (more...)

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