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DEAD END DUMMY to Transfer to La MaMa Next MonthDEAD END DUMMY to Transfer to La MaMa Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Coney Island USA, the organization that brings you the Mermaid Parade, Sideshows by the Seashore and Burlesque at the Beach, is proud to announce the next phase of its 30 year mission to defend the honor of American Popular Culture: Dead End Dummy, a Funhouse Philosophers Production. (more...)

Dead End Dummy to Open 10/10 in Coney IslandDead End Dummy to Open 10/10 in Coney Island
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Dead End Dummy, a new work by Dick D. Zigun, will premiere at Sideshows By The Seashore in Coney Island on October 10 and run through November 2, 2014. The show then opens at La Mama in Manhattan on November 7, running through November 16. (more...)

La MaMa Announces 2014-15 Season, Includes New Works by La Bute, Peggy Shaw, and a Trio of Environmental TEMPESTSLa MaMa Announces 2014-15 Season, Includes New Works by La Bute, Peggy Shaw, and a Trio of Environmental TEMPESTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

La MaMa - the world-renowned theatre complex located on East 4th Street in New York City's East Village - will begin its 53rd year this fall with a timely-themed season entitled "LA MAMA EARTH," featuring works that raise awareness of world ecology and social justice both locally and globally. (more...)

Denise LeFrak, Frankie Valli & Johnny Rzeznik Honored at 20th Annual Caron GalaDenise LeFrak, Frankie Valli & Johnny Rzeznik Honored at 20th Annual Caron Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Last night New York's elite came together with music legends for Caron New York's 20th Annual Gala Fundraiser at the elegant Cipriani on 42nd in New York City, NY. The event raised over a million dollars, all of which will be used towards charity recovery services. Caron's own Harris Stratyner Ph.D , Honoree's Frankie Valli and Denise LeFrak Calicchio were joined by Paul Williams, James Lipton, David Johansen and comedianStewie Stone. The Goo Goo Dolls Johnny Rzeznik was also honored but at the last minute was unable to attend. (more...)

BWW Roundup: Top-20 Podcasts for Theatre FansBWW Roundup: Top-20 Podcasts for Theatre Fans
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 21, 2014

Is network news appointment television for you? I didn't think so. Are you constantly angered that ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT only talks about theatre when a Hollywood star joins a cast or someone falls 30 feet to the stage floor? Me too. Well, I have an alternative that just might satisfy your news and theatre cravings; podcasting. Isn't that just what hipsters do between their shift at Starbucks and another trip to the thrift shop? Well, yes and no. I'm sure there is a barista in Portland who is currently recording a missive bemoaning mass media's attempt to co-opt the indie subculture, but most people who do podcasts well are incredibly informed and passionate about their specific topics. (more...)

Celebrate Valentine's Day with GOTHAM BURLESQUE TonightCelebrate Valentine's Day with GOTHAM BURLESQUE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Tonight, February 14 at 10PM, New York's sexiest show GOTHAM BURLESQUE will offer a special Valentine's Day Show at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street), providing a romantic and thrilling way to celebrate Valentine's Day with the one you love (and some of burlesque's sexiest stars!). (more...)

Celebrate Valentine's Day with GOTHAM BURLESQUE, 2/14Celebrate Valentine's Day with GOTHAM BURLESQUE, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

On Friday, February 14 at 10PM, New York's sexiest show GOTHAM BURLESQUE will offer a special Valentine's Day Show at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street), providing a romantic and thrilling way to celebrate Valentine's Day with the one you love (and some of burlesque's sexiest stars!). (more...)

New Children's Book, SUPRISING SILHOUETTES 2, Visualizes How People View the WorldNew Children's Book, SUPRISING SILHOUETTES 2, Visualizes How People View the World
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Connie Tamaddon, author of 'Surprising Silhouettes' (ISBN: 978-0977801831) announces release of 'Surprising Silhouettes 2' for Apple iPad. Tamaddon, a respected photographer, has a repeat performance with her unique use of light properties and shadows to create a clever read-out-loud guessing game that illustrates that not everything is as it first seems. (more...)

Gotham Burlesque to Present CONEY ISLAND SPECTACULAR at Stage 72, 10/5Gotham Burlesque to Present CONEY ISLAND SPECTACULAR at Stage 72, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

On Saturday, October 5 at 10PM at STAGE 72, Coney Island will invade Manhattan as Gotham Burlesque presents its annual Coney Island Spectacular! (more...)

Falcon Theater Presents DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL, Now Through TodayFalcon Theater Presents DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL, Now Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

Mitch Albom's hit play, Duck Hunter Shoots Angel, opens next Friday at Falcon Theater. When two hapless duck hunters shoot.... something...., a New York tabloid reporter is sent down to investigate. Hilarity ensues. (more...)

Falcon Theater Presents DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL, Now Through 6/15Falcon Theater Presents DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL, Now Through 6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

Mitch Albom's hit play, Duck Hunter Shoots Angel, opens next Friday at Falcon Theater. When two hapless duck hunters shoot.... something...., a New York tabloid reporter is sent down to investigate. Hilarity ensues. (more...)

Coney Island 'SIDESHOW' Relics, Freak Show Memorabilia in NYC Exhibition & Sale, Now thru 5/25Coney Island 'SIDESHOW' Relics, Freak Show Memorabilia in NYC Exhibition & Sale, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2013

While the golden era of New York's most beloved amusement park is long gone, relics of Coney Island's colorful history and photos of its amazing cast of performers grab the spotlight in 'Sideshow,' an exhibition and sale running today, May 2-25 at The Ross Art Group's Manhattan gallery. Sideshow's featured collection belongs to Dr. Robert M. Lerch, a New York City physician and longtime collector of the bizarre and unusual. The exhibition chronicles roughly the first 50 years of Coney Island whose first enclosed amusement park area opened in 1895 with additional pieces from other early 20th-century carnivals and circuses. (more...)

Coney Island 'SIDESHOW' Relics, Freak Show Memorabilia in 5/2-25 NYC Exhibition & SaleConey Island 'SIDESHOW' Relics, Freak Show Memorabilia in 5/2-25 NYC Exhibition & Sale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013

While the golden era of New York's most beloved amusement park is long gone, relics of Coney Island's colorful history and photos of its amazing cast of performers grab the spotlight in 'Sideshow,' an exhibition and sale running May 2-25 at The Ross Art Group's Manhattan gallery. Sideshow's featured collection belongs to Dr. Robert M. Lerch, a New York City physician and longtime collector of the bizarre and unusual. The exhibition chronicles roughly the first 50 years of Coney Island whose first enclosed amusement park area opened in 1895 with additional pieces from other early 20th-century carnivals and circuses. (more...)

THE LOOSE CABOOSE Returns to Casa Mezcal, 12/28THE LOOSE CABOOSE Returns to Casa Mezcal, 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2012

The LoOse CaboOse, Un Vaudeville Spectacle returns to Casa Mezcal tomorrow, Friday, Dec 28th. (more...)

Performers Under Stress Opens Fall 2012 Season with YOU NEED TO READ POETRY! World Premiere, 11/30-12/23Performers Under Stress Opens Fall 2012 Season with YOU NEED TO READ POETRY! World Premiere, 11/30-12/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2012

By extracting its essence, great poetry transforms life's experiences into verbal collages that touch our souls. YOU NEED TO READ POETRY! explores deeper the physical and emotional context of poetry and its influence on where we, as humans, live today; a world of sound bites. (more...)

Performers Under Stress Opens Fall 2012 Season with YOU NEED TO READ POETRY! World Premiere, Now thru 12/23Performers Under Stress Opens Fall 2012 Season with YOU NEED TO READ POETRY! World Premiere, Now thru 12/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2012

By extracting its essence, great poetry transforms life's experiences into verbal collages that touch our souls. YOU NEED TO READ POETRY! explores deeper the physical and emotional context of poetry and its influence on where we, as humans, live today; a world of sound bites. (more...)

Performers Under Stress Opens Fall 2012 Season with YOU NEED TO READ POETRY! World Premiere, 11/30-12/23Performers Under Stress Opens Fall 2012 Season with YOU NEED TO READ POETRY! World Premiere, 11/30-12/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2012

By extracting its essence, great poetry transforms life's experiences into verbal collages that touch our souls. YOU NEED TO READ POETRY! explores deeper the physical and emotional context of poetry and its influence on where we, as humans, live today; a world of sound bites. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Nashville Shakespeare Festival's JULIUS CAESAR Is Startling and StunningBWW Reviews: Nashville Shakespeare Festival's JULIUS CAESAR Is Startling and Stunning
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 13, 2012

With taut, focused direction by Beki Baker and what is arguably the finest cast of actors to be assembled on a Nashville stage in recent memory, Nashville Shakespeare Festival heats winter up to a fever pitch with its remarkable production of Julius Caesar, Shakespeare's timeless-and very timely-tragedy rife with unbridled ambition, conspiratorial plotting, revenge and deception. (more...)

CREEPSHOW AT THE FREAKSHOW 2011 Held At Coney IslandCREEPSHOW AT THE FREAKSHOW 2011 Held At Coney Island
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2011

Take part in Coney Island's original Halloween extravaganza and one of the smartest and best spook shows in all of New York City. (more...)

Gotham Burlesque Comes To The Triad Theater Gotham Burlesque Comes To The Triad Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2011

The October edition of GOTHAM BURLESQUE, taking place tonight at 10PM at the Triad Theater will star a number of Coney Island's most celebrated and versatile performers including The World's Fastest and Most Accurate Knife-Thrower THE GREAT THROWDINI, the Queen of Coney Island BAMBI THE MERMAID, The Twisted Shockmeister SCOTT BAKER, Contortionist HARVEST MOON, Fire-Eater BRIAN FISHERMAN and Burlesque Star VERONICA VARLOW. (more...)

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