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Writers Sign Petition Over Upcoming Neil Patrick Harris Variety Show & MoreWriters Sign Petition Over Upcoming Neil Patrick Harris Variety Show & More
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Today, over 175 comedy and variety writers have signed a petition urging ITV to enter a collective bargaining agreement to protect its nonfiction writer-producers, including those set for the 10 ordered episodes of NBC's Neil Patrick Harris' variety show announced back in October. (more...)

175+ Comedy-Variety Writers Petition ITV - John Oliver, Amy Schumer, Colin Jost and More175+ Comedy-Variety Writers Petition ITV - John Oliver, Amy Schumer, Colin Jost and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

More than 175 prominent comedy/variety writers, including a number who appear on-air, have signed a petition urging ITV to enter a collective bargaining agreement covering its nonfiction writer-producers. (more...)

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH SHOW Returns to Joe's Pub Next Month; Jon Stewart, Natasha Lyonne & More on TapEMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH SHOW Returns to Joe's Pub Next Month; Jon Stewart, Natasha Lyonne & More on Tap
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

On Thursday, February 19 at 7:00PM, Catie Lazarus returns to Joe's Pub at The Public for the next season of her beloved live talk show, The Employee of the Month Show (EOTM), with guests Jon Stewart, Natasha Lyonne and Sherman 'OT' Powell. Tickets for February 19 are $50 and will be available to the public online, by phone (212-967-7555) or in-person at The Public Theater Box Office (425 Lafayette, NYC) on Thursday, January 29 at 2:00PM. (more...)

MCC Theater Sets All-Star Lineup for 2015 MISCAST GALA: Uzo Aduba, Laura Benanti, Jeremy Jordan & More!MCC Theater Sets All-Star Lineup for 2015 MISCAST GALA: Uzo Aduba, Laura Benanti, Jeremy Jordan & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

MCC THEATER has announced the all-star lineup of performers set for their annual Miscast gala, including: Uzo Aduba, recent Emmy Award winner for "Orange is the New Black"; Tony Award winners Laura Benanti, Linda Lavin and Jessie Mueller; Tony Award nominees Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Fitzgerald, Joshua Henry, Jeremy Jordan and Ramin Karimloo; and stage and screen stars Ana Gasteyer and Cheyenne Jackson. (more...)

Florida Rep Extends Lewis Black's ONE SLIGHT HITCH thru Jan 31Florida Rep Extends Lewis Black's ONE SLIGHT HITCH thru Jan 31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce an extension for the romantic wedding day comedy, One Slight Hitch, by comedian, Lewis Black, currently playing in the Historic Arcade Theatre. Due to increased demand for tickets, the play will now run through Saturday, January 31, 2015. (more...)

John Oliver Joins MSG's GARDEN OF LAUGHS LineupJohn Oliver Joins MSG's GARDEN OF LAUGHS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

MSG Entertainment and the Garden of Dreams Foundation are pleased to announce that Emmy and Writer's Guild Award-winning writer and comedian, John Oliver, has joined the lineup of Garden of Laughs, the all-star comedy benefit for the Garden of Dreams Foundation taking place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available now. All net proceeds from sales will go directly to Garden of Dreams. (more...)

John Oliver Joins All-Star Lineup to Benefit Garden of Dreams Foundation, 3/28John Oliver Joins All-Star Lineup to Benefit Garden of Dreams Foundation, 3/28
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

? MSG Entertainment and the Garden of Dreams Foundation are pleased to announce that Emmy and Writer's Guild Award-winning writer and comedian, John Oliver, has joined the lineup of Garden of Laughs, the all-star comedy benefit for the Garden of Dreams Foundation taking place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden (more...)

Kathleen Madigan to Make Van Wezel Debut, 1/23Kathleen Madigan to Make Van Wezel Debut, 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Kathleen Madigan makes her debut at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall stage on Friday, January 23 at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Georgia Ensemble Theatre's ONE SLIGHT HITCHPhoto Flash: First Look at Georgia Ensemble Theatre's ONE SLIGHT HITCH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, will ring in 2015 with the romantic comic romp One Slight Hitch by the "King of Rant" himself, Lewis Black. Popular Atlanta director and actor Alan Kilpatrick directs the production. The comedy runs at GET January 8th through the 25th, 2015 at the Theatre's home, the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Martin Short, Katie Finneran & More Set for Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2015 GalaMartin Short, Katie Finneran & More Set for Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has announced that the annual WTF Gala will be held at City Winery in New York City (155 Varick Street) on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 6:30 PM. The evening will feature appearances and performances by Tony and Emmy Award-winner Martin Short, two-time Tony Award-winner and Williamstown veteran Katie Finneran, the acclaimed PigPen Theatre Co., up-and-coming singer/songwriter Benjamin Scheuer (The Lion), and New York favorite Rebecca Naomi Jones, with more performers and participants to be announced. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling & More Lend Voices for Pixar's INSIDE OUTVIDEO: First Look - Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling & More Lend Voices for Pixar's INSIDE OUT
by Movies News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

From Pixar Animation Studios' INSIDE OUT will give theater goers an inside view of the mind! The animated film, featuring the voice talents of Amy Poelher and Bill Hader, hits theaters June 19, 2015. (more...)

Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan Lend Voices to Disney/Pixar's INSIDE OUTDiane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan Lend Voices to Disney/Pixar's INSIDE OUT
by Movies News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

According to USA Today, Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan have lended their voices to Disney/Pixar's INSIDE OUT, taking on the role of the central character's parents. The first trailer for the film will be released this Wednesday, Dec. 10. (more...)

PPAC, The VETS' Holiday Sale Set for TodayPPAC, The VETS' Holiday Sale Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

The annual Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) / The VETS' Holiday Sale is today, December 6, 2014. Online sales begin at 12:01A, and Box Office window and phone sales begin at 9A. Gift certificates (non-discounted) are available in any denomination. (more...)

MSG to Host GARDEN OF LAUGHS Comedy Benefit in March 2015MSG to Host GARDEN OF LAUGHS Comedy Benefit in March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

MSG Entertainment (MSGE) and The Garden of Dreams Foundation are proud to announce the return of Garden of Laughs - the wildly successful all-star comedy benefit first held in 2013. This year's show, featuring some of the biggest names in comedy, will take place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:00 p.m., with all net proceeds going directly to Garden of Dreams. (more...)

PPAC, The VETS' Holiday Sale Set for Next Saturday, 12/6PPAC, The VETS' Holiday Sale Set for Next Saturday, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2014

The annual Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) / The VETS' Holiday Sale is Saturday, December 6, 2014. Online sales begin at 12:01A, and Box Office window and phone sales begin at 9A. Gift certificates (non-discounted) are available in any denomination. (more...)

'DISCORD' Extends Again Through Dec 21 at the Geffen Playhouse'DISCORD' Extends Again Through Dec 21 at the Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, is extending for a third time, now through December 21, 2014. The production, in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, is written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time. (more...)

Comedy Star Lewis Black Returns to the Strand Stage TonightComedy Star Lewis Black Returns to the Strand Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Tonight, Nov. 21, 2014, downtown York's historic Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center will welcome back sarcastic funnyman Lewis Black in his new show, The Rant is Due, as the newest addition to the Strand's comedy lineup. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Kathleen Madigan to Return to Strand-Capitol in 2015Kathleen Madigan to Return to Strand-Capitol in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

On June 6, 2015, downtown York's historic Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center will welcome back comedian Kathleen Madigan to perform her latest stand-up comedy special MADIGAN AGAIN. Tickets are on sale now to Strand-Capitol members and go on sale to the general public on Thursday, December 4 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Lewis Black's 2015 Tour Comes to PPAC This SpringLewis Black's 2015 Tour Comes to PPAC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Following the highly successful 2014 'The Rant is Due Tour', Lewis Black's all-new 2015 'The Rant is Due: Part Deux' comes to the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 7 p.m. (more...)

John Oliver, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart & More Raise $6M at 8th Annual STAND UP FOR HEROESJohn Oliver, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart & More Raise $6M at 8th Annual STAND UP FOR HEROES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Presented by the New York Comedy Festival, the 8th Annual Stand Up for Heroes, a night of comedy and music, returned last night to a sold-out crowd at the Theater at Madison Square Garden to raise more than $6 million in support of post-9/11 injured service members, veterans and their families through the Bob Woodruff Foundation. (more...)

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