Mae West News

Cinnabar Theater Presents Sharon McKnight in RED HOT MAMACinnabar Theater Presents Sharon McKnight in RED HOT MAMA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Red Hot Mama - The Sophie Tucker Songbook - is the story of the first lady of show business, the 'Last of the Red Hot Mamas', whose remarkable career spanned sixty years.  It contains the music and history of burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway and Las Vegas, in a critically acclaimed One-Woman Off-Broadway musical biography of the entertainment legend, written by and starring Tony Award Nominee Sharon McNight.   The LA Times reported, 'McNight gives the performance of a lifetime as 'The Last of the Red Hot Mamas'. (more...)

Beverly Bryann Pens 'The Best Cocktail Hour War Stories, Vol. I'Beverly Bryann Pens 'The Best Cocktail Hour War Stories, Vol. I'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Beverley Bryann, GMCHC (Gold Medal Cocktail Hour Chitchat), business woman, devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'The Best Cocktail Hour War Stories, Vol. I': a light-hearted and amusing compilation of the best cocktail hour stories. (more...)

BWW Review: Book Passage for MURDER ON THE POLAR EXPRESSBWW Review: Book Passage for MURDER ON THE POLAR EXPRESS
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 5, 2016

The Gold Dust Orphans' 2016 Christmas show features "The World's Foremost Drag Detective" Shirley Holmes and her sidekick Dr. Jody Watley attempting to solve a series of mysterious deaths in Ryan Landry's MURDER ON THE POLAR EXPRESS. Directed by Larry Coen, it has an impressive roster of veterans and newcomers playing all of your favorite fictional Christmas characters, and a cameo appearance by Rhoda, the dog. Scott Martino's costumes are to-die-for, and Meredith Langton and the GlitterPuss Dancers kick up a (snow)storm. (more...)

An Actress, An Editor, A Novelist & A Pathologist Walk Into a Bar & Tell Stories at Short Story TheatreAn Actress, An Editor, A Novelist & A Pathologist Walk Into a Bar & Tell Stories at Short Story Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Short Story Theatre presents an evening of storytelling on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at Miramar Bistro, 301 Waukegan Ave., in Highwood.   (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Present HOLMES AND CARTEREast Lynne Theater Company to Present HOLMES AND CARTER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Why did a man in Pennsylvania create The Red-Headed League in London?  Who is the person behind "The Voice" stealing millions in Manhattan?  All will become clear when the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company brings back its popular radio-style productions.  (more...)

Glen Street Theatre Announces 2017 SeasonGlen Street Theatre Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

Glen Street Theatre is excited to announce a diverse 2017 season at their beautiful 400-seat theatre located in Belrose on Sydney's north shore. The theatre will present dramas, comedies, music events, satire and children's theatre from a variety of arts companies and producers from around the country.  (more...)

Sound Theatre Company Nominated for 7 Gregory Awards, Including Theatre of the YearSound Theatre Company Nominated for 7 Gregory Awards, Including Theatre of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Despite a budget that is literally millions of dollars less than Seattle's oldest and most established theater's, Seattle's Sound Theatre Company is nominated for 7 awards in 7 categories. Not only is Sound Theatre Company looking to win a plethora of honors on October 24th but this relatively small organization has already garnered 4 People's Choice Awards as voted on by the region's theatre-going public. The Gregory Awards hosted by Theatre Puget Sound is the regionest largest honorarium of excellence in the field of live theatre. (more...)

GRANNY'S BLUE-MERS to Premiere at The Duplex This OctoberGRANNY'S BLUE-MERS to Premiere at The Duplex This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Join Rev. Mary, Courteney, and Liz ... and Dan for a night of Raunchy, Naughty, Saucy, Bawdy Blues from 'back in the day' with GRANNY'S BLUE-MERS World Premiere at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street @ 7th Avenue) in the heart of Greenwich Village! (more...)

THE SHEBA MASON COMEDY SHOW Comes to Empire Stage for One Night OnlyTHE SHEBA MASON COMEDY SHOW Comes to Empire Stage for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Sheba Mason, the daughter of famed comic, Jackie Mason, will take to the Empire Stage for one night, along with some of South Florida's brightest young comics. The child of playwright Ginger Reiter and comedian Jackie Mason, Sheba Mason has been performing since appearing in her mother's plays at the age of 2. Honing her own skills onstage for years, Mason has become a fixture of the Manhattan comedy scene. Spouting witticisms about everything from politics to grandmothers, she has also starred as her own mother in the show 'Both Sides of a Famous Love Affair: The Jackie Mason Musical' and in 'Mel Schwartz Sleeps With Mae West.'  (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/1/2016
by - Oct 1, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/1/2016. (more...)

THE GOD PROJEKT Headlines La MaMa's 2016 Puppet Series, Starting TonightTHE GOD PROJEKT Headlines La MaMa's 2016 Puppet Series, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

La MaMa begins its 55th season of innovative works from around the world - 70 productions in all - with its 2016 Puppet Series featuring a variety of fully-staged productions, a puppet slam, a workshop for kids and conversations with leading artists in the realm of puppetry from September 24 to November 6, occupying La MaMa's numerous stages in the East Village. (more...)

BWW Review: Still 'Chasing Dreams and Placing Bets,' Lynn Henderson Celebrates Life in T'AINT NOBODY'S BIZNESS IF I DO! at Don't Tell MamaBWW Review: Still 'Chasing Dreams and Placing Bets,' Lynn Henderson Celebrates Life in T'AINT NOBODY'S BIZNESS IF I DO! at Don't Tell Mama
by Victoria Ordin - Sep 29, 2016

Lynn Henderson delighted a small but enthusiastic audience at Don't Tell Mama in the final performance of her new show, T'AIN'T NOBODY'S BIZNESS IF I DO! With musical director Douglas J. Cohen, a multi-award winning songwriter (including a Drama Desk Award nomination and the Noel Coward Prize), and bass player Bob Sabin (himself the winner of numerous jazz awards, who sits on the music faculty both at the prestigious Hunter College High School and NYU), the veteran big band, choral, and lounge singer combined material from her 2014 CD, If We Only Have Love, with classics from the Great American Songbook (George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kander and Ebb, among others). Ably directed by 10-time MAC Award winner Barry Kleinbort, the show also included more contemporary material by Billy Joel, Jerry Herman, and Randy Newman. (more...)

Talkbacks Announced For The Dirty Blondes Staged Reading of Mae West's SEXTalkbacks Announced For The Dirty Blondes Staged Reading of Mae West's SEX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with The Dirty Blondes will present special talkback events, following their staged reading of Mae West's infamous stage play, SEX, directed by Courtney Laine Self. The readings will take place at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) September 29-October 2 with performances Today through Sunday at 7pm. Tickets ($17) may be purchased in advance at  www.horseTRADE.info . (more...)

Talkbacks Announced For The Dirty Blondes Staged Reading of Mae West's SEXTalkbacks Announced For The Dirty Blondes Staged Reading of Mae West's SEX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with The Dirty Blondes will present special talkback events, following their staged reading of Mae West's infamous stage play, SEX, directed by Courtney Laine Self. The readings will take place at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) September 29-October 2 with performances Thursday through Sunday at 7pm. Tickets ($17) may be purchased in advance at  www.horseTRADE.info . (more...)

BWW Review: HOLLYWOOD REVISITED at Oxnard Civic AuditoriumBWW Review: HOLLYWOOD REVISITED at Oxnard Civic Auditorium
by Cary Ginell - Sep 26, 2016

You've seen them. Gaudy costumes worn by Hollywood and Broadway stars, preserved and on display in museums and galleries. It's a great way to witness first-hand the trappings of the pretend, magical worlds brought to us on celluloid, television, and the live stage. But when you see those famous outfits, hanging stiffly on mannequins, you get the sense something is missing. It's as if they were embalmed mummies from ancient Egypt, beautiful but lifeless. That's what makes a show like Hollywood Revisited, which played Sunday afternoon at the Oxnard Civic Auditorium, so valuable and different as a unique piece of show business entertainment. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 9/25/2016Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 9/25/2016
by BWW - Sep 25, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/25/2016 for Fort Lauderdale (more...)

BWW Review: CASTING CONFESSIONS FROM La to LA Uncovers Amy Snowden's Outlandish Journey from Innocence to Happy Endings!BWW Review: CASTING CONFESSIONS FROM La to LA Uncovers Amy Snowden's Outlandish Journey from Innocence to Happy Endings!
by Shari Barrett - Sep 23, 2016

Created and performed by Amy Snowden, Casting Confessions from La to LA is an outrageous and comical insight into her formative years in a small town in Louisiana, her move to Hollywood to become a sitcom actress but getting chewed up and spit-out in Hollywood, and her unique secret ways of finally making money to survive and rise in the OC. Amy's wild ride is full of hilarious and terrifying stories of nightmare roommates, nowhere jobs, massage parlor encounters, public transportation, and see-through underwear! (more...)

Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

'Marx Bros. & The Golden Age of Vaudeville,' a one-week festival including brand new restorations of the team's first five feature comedies, along with special programs devoted to the halcyon days of vaudeville, will run at Film Forum from Today, September 23 through Thursday, September 29. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 9/18/2016Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 9/18/2016
by BWW - Sep 18, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/18/2016 for Fort Lauderdale (more...)

Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

'Marx Bros. & The Golden Age of Vaudeville,' a one-week festival including brand new restorations of the team's first five feature comedies, along with special programs devoted to the halcyon days of vaudeville, will run at Film Forum from Friday, September 23 through Thursday, September 29. (more...)

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