Mae West News

BWW 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 13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 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 - 8/30-8/31/2014
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 1-7
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...)

The Sweat Girls to Debut New Show at Heartland Studio, 9/26-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 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., 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 Fridays 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...)

Molly Ryan, Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdlan, 9/1-7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for September 1 - September 7, featuring Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet, Barbara Carroll, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Molly Ryan, and more! (more...)

Debbie Reynolds to be Honored with 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Debbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest honor: (more...)

BWW Interviews: Sunny Thompson Talks MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE
by Katricia Lang - Aug 17, 2014

Marilyn Monroe, Hedda Hopper, Arthur Miller and Joe DiMaggio. I got the chance to talk about them all with the sultry and savvy actress Sunny Thompson who brings the famous blonde alive and to Houston next week in MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Marilyn Maye, James Synder & More Will Take the Birdland Stage in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its September 2014 schedule, featuring Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet, Marilyn Maye, Coltrane Revisited, Bud Powell Birthday Celebration, Barbara Carroll, Christian McBride Trio, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Chicago Premiere of THE WAR ZONE IS MY BED Opens this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

In 1994 Sarajevo, in a bedroom brimming with bullet holes, Dahlia and Peter have a whirlwind romance. A famous writer reporting on the Bosnian War, he leaves her to return to his wife. In 2001 Kabul, in a bedroom with blacked out windows, an Afghan prostitute is having affair with a member of the Taliban religious police. Dahlia's book about Leila, Ash and the aftermath of their affair in Kabul makes her a famous writer in her own right. On her book tour, struggling with how we all profit from telling stories of war from a safe distance, Dahlia and Peter meet again. (more...)

Original 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 - Aug 06, 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...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Anatomy of a Duo Show--Classy, Entertaining, Yet Flawed KT Sullivan/Jeff Harnar Sondheim Set at the Beechman Is All About Choices
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 25, 2014

The current Stephen Sondheim tribute show, Our Time, starring KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar at the Laurie Beechman (which I attended on July 9 and 16; there are two more Wednesday performances at 6pm on August 6, 13), is a charming, classy, and entertaining affair. But it also includes enough flaws in execution that prevent it from being truly great. For one thing, it doesn't really feel like a duo show. It's more like two solo performances within one show, where the performers fit in a couple of numbers together to justify the concept. A critique of the Sullivan/Harnar Sondheim set provides an interesting opportunity to analyze the anatomy of a duo show and the choices that can make it work—or not. (more...)

Midlake, Allen Toussaint, Erin Markey, Lady Rizo and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/16-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its shows for the next two weeks, July 16 - July 27, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Claybourne Elder & Brynn O'Malley to Lead Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning musical (more...)

Gordon Voidwell, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Bombadil and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/9-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public Theater has announced its shows, running July 9 - 20, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Rising Sun Performance Company Presents UNDER REHEARSED, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Rising Sun Performance Company (Akia, Founding Artistic Director) announced in March that it is presenting a new short play reading series 'UNDER REHEARSED' and have partnered with The West Brooklyn as their venue. This exciting new series continues in its 5th month with a ongoing curation of new plays and fresh talent. (more...)

Rising Sun Continues UNDER REHEARSED Reading Series at The West Brooklyn Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Rising Sun Performance Company announced last month that it is presenting a new short play reading series 'UNDER REHEARSED' and have partnered with The West Brooklyn as their venue. (more...)

On Her Shoulders to Present Staged Reading of SEX, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

On Her Shoulders will present a FREE staged reading of SEX by Mae West, directed by Aneesha Kudtarkar on Wednesday, June 18th; doors open at 6:30pm.The Play in Context, which situates the script in its historical time and place, kicks off the evening at 6:45pm with an Introduction by dramaturg Celia Braxton. Running time, including a post-performance Q&A is 2.5 hours. The performance is at The New School, Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street. R.S.V.P to OnHerShouldersReservations@gmail.com (more...)

Bill Kirchen, NYU Tisch Studio on Broadway, Rory O'Malley, Brown Girls Burlesque and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming shows, today, May 21 through June 1, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Bill Kirchen, NYU Tisch Studio on Broadway, Rory O'Malley, Brown Girls Burlesque and More Set for Joe's Pub, 5/21-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming shows, May 21 through June 1, 2014. Details below! (more...)

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