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BWW Reviews: Stephen Wade Sings of 'Street Joy' at The Rep's Stackner CabaretBWW Reviews: Stephen Wade Sings of 'Street Joy' at The Rep's Stackner Cabaret
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jan 21, 2015

Passion and intensity flow from historian, folklorist and musician Stephen Wade when he arrives at Milwaukee Rep's Stackner Cabaret this winter. On Sunday's opening night, Wade, as writer and performer, carries his work accomplished from more than two decades into this unique performance The Beautiful Music All Around Us. The stage production creates a collage of foot tapping banjo or guitar music, photographs and storytelling into one vibrant evening of 'Street Joy.' (more...)

Michael Holmes' THE JUDY SHOW! Comes to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 1/15Michael Holmes' THE JUDY SHOW! Comes to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

What do you get when you mix an internationally-acclaimed impersonator, outrageous comedy, great standards, and a bevy of icons? The hysterical parody of Judy Garland and her guests found in Michael Holmes' riotous The Judy Show! (more...)

Kathy Najimy to Bring Solo Show to Feinstein's at the Nikko Next MonthKathy Najimy to Bring Solo Show to Feinstein's at the Nikko Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Actress, feminist and activist Kathy Najimy brings Lift Up Your Skirt, an in-progress, semi- autobiographical show to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, January 9 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, January 10 (7 p.m.). Lift Up Your Skirt will feature some true stories of Kathy's upside down life from her beginnings in San Diego to her life as a movie maven and social justice super-hero, as well as a monologue about Marriage Equality from 'Aunt Maddie' a beloved character from 'The Kathy and Mo Show.' Accompanied by Kathy's Musical Director (NYC's finest and cutest) Brian Nash, the 80-minute show is sure to guarantee an evening filled with laughter and heart. Tickets for Lift Up Your Skirt range in price from $45 - $60 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

BWW Chicago Reviews: NEWSIES Tour a hit!BWW Chicago Reviews: NEWSIES Tour a hit!
by Misha Davenport - Dec 15, 2014

The nations touring production of Disney's NEWSIES is a crowd-pleasing hit (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for December 15-21 Featuring NBC's Von Trapp Children, Joe Iconis, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for December 15-21 Featuring NBC's Von Trapp Children, Joe Iconis, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Dec 14, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Dorothy Bishop, Forever Deadward: The Vampire Musical Parody, The Von Trapp Children: From The Sound of Music Live!, the 7th Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular, and We Got You, Babe: 54 Shares Cher. (more...)

Sharon McNight Brings 'TWISTED XMAS' to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage TonightSharon McNight Brings 'TWISTED XMAS' to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Tonight, December 11, Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage in San Diego is presenting Tony Award-nominee Sharon McNight in her always-popular and off-beat Twisted Xmas: A Druid's View of the Holidays! (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2015 Jewish Film FestivalFilm Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2015 Jewish Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present the 24th annual New York Jewish Film Festival at the Film Society's Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (more...)

Billy Porter, Kathy Najimy, Constantine Maroulis & More Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in January 2015Billy Porter, Kathy Najimy, Constantine Maroulis & More Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko kicks off 2015 with a bang with an exciting lineup of artists, including Tony Award winner Billy Porter; actress, feminist and activist Kathy Najimy; world-renowned artist Vonda Shepard; Broadway star Constantine Maroulis; and the dynamic cabaret duo Amy and Freddy. Additional artists will be added at a later date. Tickets for all performances are on-sale now and available by calling ?866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

The Metropolitan Room Presents Dozen Divas TonightThe Metropolitan Room Presents Dozen Divas Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Dorothy Bishop is a multi-character female vocalist who can serve you Cher, Madonna, Streisand, and Dolly Parton - all in one night, tonight, Nov. 21! (more...)

Sharon McNight to Bring 'TWISTED XMAS' to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 12/11Sharon McNight to Bring 'TWISTED XMAS' to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

On December 11, Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage in San Diego is presenting Tony Award-nominee Sharon McNight in her always-popular and off-beat Twisted Xmas: A Druid's View of the Holidays! (more...)

The Metropolitan Room Presents Dozen Divas, 11/21The Metropolitan Room Presents Dozen Divas, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2014

Dorothy Bishop is a multi-character female vocalist who can serve you Cher, Madonna, Streisand, and Dolly Parton - all in one night! Or you can hire any of the diva's separately for a fast paced, fun, musical showdown! The Vocal range of Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland to Stevie Nicks and Adele, The comedic chops of Madeline Kahn and Judy Tenuta, The glamour of Cher and Marlene Dietrich, the sex appeal and cheeky humor of Dolly Parton and Mae West. (more...)

Talking Band to Celebrate 40th Anniversary in 2015Talking Band to Celebrate 40th Anniversary in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Since its founding in 1974 by Paul Zimet, Ellen Maddow, and Tina Shepard-all former members of Joseph Chaikin's seminal Open Theater- Talking Band has remained a cornerstone of New York City's avant-garde theater community. Ben Brantley of The New York Times recently called them 'one of the boldest and most venerable politically minded companies in New York experimental theater.' American Theater magazine has deemed them 'one of the most exceptional theater companies in the country.' The Talking Band celebrates their 40th anniversary with The Golden Toad, a four-part epic whose world premiere La MaMa presents January 23 - February 8, 2015. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Present HOLMES AND CARTER MYSTERIES, 11/7-8East Lynne Theater Company to Present HOLMES AND CARTER MYSTERIES, 11/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

'Please be at the Black Swan Hotel at Winchester at midday tomorrow. Do come! I am at my wit's end. Don't fail me,' was how the telegram read. It was sent to Sherlock Holmes from Violet Hunter, a governess employed at The Copper Beeches. (more...)

La Mirada to Present JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS, 11/9La Mirada to Present JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is thrilled to present those merrymakers of whoopee, a fabulous musical throwback to days gone by, JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS, live in concert! JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS will perform ONE NIGHT ONLY on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 7:30PM at the Cabaret Lounge at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada. (more...)

The Sweat Girls Debut New Show at Heartland Studio TonightThe Sweat Girls Debut New Show at Heartland Studio Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Solo-performance group Sweat Girls have announced their latest stand-alone production, The Sweat Girls are ...21 and Finally Legal!, playing at the Heartland Studio, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave., today, September 26 - October 12. Celebrating their 21st solo-performance anniversary, the Sweat Girls consist of writer-performers Caroline Andres, Cindy Hanson, Dorothy Milne, Clare Nolan, Martie Sanders and Pamela Webster. Performances are Todays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 630.414.3939 or e-mailing tickets@sweatgirls.org. For more information, please visit www.sweatgirls.org. (more...)

Original Casts to Record TRIBES, DIRTY BLONDE, I AM MY OWN WIFE and More for L.A. Theatre Works' 2014-15 SeasonOriginal Casts to Record TRIBES, DIRTY BLONDE, I AM MY OWN WIFE and More for L.A. Theatre Works' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

L.A. Theatre Works celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014-15 with a season of ten radio-theater productions, each recorded by a star-studded cast in front of a live audience for future radio broadcast, distribution on CD, digital download and online streaming. All performances take place at the 300-seat, acoustically vibrant James Bridges Theater located on the campus of UCLA in West Los Angeles. In addition, the company heads out on its 10th annual national tour. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HOLLYWOOD PARTY Turns Farce Into Fanciful Fluff That FizzlesBWW Reviews: HOLLYWOOD PARTY Turns Farce Into Fanciful Fluff That Fizzles
by Shari Barrett - Sep 15, 2014

Multiple award-winning fashion designer to the stars, Octavio Carlin, is playwright, director and costume designer of his new world premiere comedy HOLLYWOOD PARTY now at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre. Carlin states in the program he has been eternally captured by Hollywood icons from Marilyn Monroe to Mae West, by their inherent glamour and how beautiful clothes worked on their bodies. I think he should just stick to designing costumes in the future as they are definitely his greatest skill as an artist - and the star in this production. (more...)

The Long Beach Playhouse Transforms Into 1943 Stage Door Canteen on September 13The Long Beach Playhouse Transforms Into 1943 Stage Door Canteen on September 13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Join the Long Beach Playhouse on September 13 as they step back in time to 1943 when this was a Navy town and Stage Door Canteens were the place to be! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/30-8/31/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/30-8/31/2014
by - Aug 31, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 31, 2014 - Sunday, August 31, 2014. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 1-7Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 1-7
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 31, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Elena Shaddow, Aspects of Andrew: Lloyd Webber, Broadway on 22nd Street, Molly Ryan 'Come Up and See Me Sometime' a Cheeky Tribute to Mae West, and Christine Ebersole. (more...)

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