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Burt Young Stars in World Premiere Comedy THE LAST VIG at Zephyr TheatreBurt Young Stars in World Premiere Comedy THE LAST VIG at Zephyr Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Academy Award-nominated actor Burt Young (Rocky, Chinatown, The Pope of Greenwich Village) takes on the role of an aging mob boss in a new comedy written and directed by David Varriale. The world premiere of The Last Vig will open Jan. 14 at the Zephyr Theatre on Melrose for a six-week run. (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik EhnPhoto Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

Alan Menken's Musical Version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Comes to LOSTAlan Menken's Musical Version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Comes to LOST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Charles Dickens' timeless classic gets the full Broadway treatment in LOST Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol - The Musical, by the Broadway team of Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid), Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical) and Mike Ockrent (Crazy For You, Me and My Girl). (more...)

'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr' Plays Added Show This Week at United Solo'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr' Plays Added Show This Week at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, will present HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed by Heather Massie, directed by Joan Kane. (more...)

HBO Leads Nominations for 22nd Annual CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS for Television; Full ListHBO Leads Nominations for 22nd Annual CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS for Television; Full List
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The nominees for the 22nd annual CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS for television were announced today. HBO leads the pack with 22 nominations, followed by ABC and Netflix who were tied with 14 nominations each. FX's 'The People Vs. OJ Simpson' picked up 12 nominations. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Odyssey Theatre's WAITING FOR GRACEPhoto Flash: First Look at Odyssey Theatre's WAITING FOR GRACE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

What if true love never happens? Or worse… what if it does? Theatre Planners presents the world premiere of an award-winning comedy by Sharon Sharth. Waiting for Graceopens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre on November 12, directed by Lee Costello. (more...)

LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture Announces 2016-2017 FellowsLABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture Announces 2016-2017 Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture announces the 2016/2017 LABA Fellows, consisting of a group of twelve culture-makers-a mix of visual artists, writers, dancers, musicians, actors and others, who are brought together to study classic Jewish texts in a non-religious, open-minded setting centered on a chosen theme. (more...)

HANNA AND THE MOONLIT DRESS to Glow at 14th Street Y This DecemberHANNA AND THE MOONLIT DRESS to Glow at 14th Street Y This December
by BroadwayWorld JR - Nov 10, 2016

The Theater at the 14th Street Y presents Hanna and the Moonlit Dressas part of the Theater/Dance Series curated at The Theater at The 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, NYC from December 2-18, 2016. (more...)

The New York Pops Presents Make The Season Bright With Liz Callaway & Ann Hampton Callaway and Will & Anthony NunziataThe New York Pops Presents Make The Season Bright With Liz Callaway & Ann Hampton Callaway and Will & Anthony Nunziata
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

On December 16 and 17, 2016 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will present an evening full of holiday cheer at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. (more...)

'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr' Begins Tonight at United Solo'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr' Begins Tonight at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, presents HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed by Heather Massie, directed by Joan Kane, on Hedy Lamarr's 102nd Birthday, as part its 7th season at Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St., NYC, tonight, November 9th, @ 7:30PM and Friday, November 11th @ 7:30PM. (more...)

Erik Ehn's New Experimental Drama CLOVER to Play La MaMaErik Ehn's New Experimental Drama CLOVER to Play La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016. (more...)

Two World Premieres and More Set for Ma-Yi Theater Company's 2016-17 SeasonTwo World Premieres and More Set for Ma-Yi Theater Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

A world-premiere play, Among the Dead by Hansol Jung; a world-premiere musical by Michi Barall, Paul Lieber, and Matt Park, PEER GYNT & the Norwegian Hapa Band; and the special presentation of the hit play The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! by Lloyd Suh in Manila comprise the season to be produced by Ma-Yi Theater Company during their 2016-2017 season, it is announced by the company's Producing Artistic Director Ralph B. Peńa and Executive Director Jorge Z. Ortoll.  (more...)

Pandolfo & Witting's A BAD NIGHT Gets Free Reading at AbingdonPandolfo & Witting's A BAD NIGHT Gets Free Reading at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company presents a staged reading of A BAD NIGHT, a new play co-written by Nicole Pandolfo and Amy E. Witting, on Today, November 5 at 8:00 PM in the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street, New York City). Jackson Gay (These Paper Bullets!) is set to direct. The special one-night only engagement is free and open to the public. (more...)

New Play THE LONG & THE SHORT OF IT Examines Women's Rights at Theater for the New CityNew Play THE LONG & THE SHORT OF IT Examines Women's Rights at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Theater For the New City has announced that it will present the world premiere of THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT, a new play by Walter Corwin that spotlights the wrongdoings against women since the Garden of Eden through the present day and suggests the problems a woman president could face, running tonight, November 2nd, through 13th in the Cabaret at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Streets). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Listen...Can You Hear Me Now?, a solo show written and performed by Gloria Rosen and directed by Suzanne Bachner has sold out its first two performances. United Solo has added a third performance by popular demand on November 6th at 6PM in the 2016 United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 7th season. (more...)

Pandolfo & Witting's A BAD NIGHT Gets Free Reading at AbingdonPandolfo & Witting's A BAD NIGHT Gets Free Reading at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company presents a staged reading of A BAD NIGHT, a new play co-written by Nicole Pandolfo and Amy E. Witting, on Saturday, November 5 at 8:00 PM in the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street, New York City). Jackson Gay (These Paper Bullets!) is set to direct. The special one-night only engagement is free and open to the public. (more...)

TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, Starring Molly Ringwald, Begins Off-BroadwayTERMS OF ENDEARMENT, Starring Molly Ringwald, Begins Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

59E59 Theaters hosts the US premiere of TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, written by Dan Gordon, based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Larry McMurtry and the Oscar-winning screenplay by James L. Brooks, and directed by Michael Parva. (more...)

LISTEN...CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? Extended at United Solo!LISTEN...CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? Extended at United Solo!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Listen...Can You Hear Me Now?, a solo show written and performed by Gloria Rosen has added performance by popular demand on October 29, 16 at 4PM in the 2016 United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 7th season. (more...)

'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr' Extended by Popular Demand'HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr' Extended by Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

United Solo Theatre Festival, the world's largest solo theatre festival, is pleased to present HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, written and performed by Heather Massie, directed by Joan Kane, on Hedy Lamarr's 102nd Birthday, as part its 7th season at Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St., NYC, on Wednesday, November 9th @ 7:30PM and Friday, November 11th @ 7:30PM. (more...)

DEAD POETS SOCIETY, Starring Jason Sudeikis, Starts Tomorrow Off-BroadwayDEAD POETS SOCIETY, Starring Jason Sudeikis, Starts Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

A friendly reminder! Classic Stage Company will present Dead Poets Society, a new play based on the beloved 1989 film, starring Jason Sudeikis as John Keating. Performances for Dead Poets Society will begin tomorrow, October 27, at CSC (136 East 13th Street) with an official press opening Thursday, November 17 and will play a limited engagement extended through Sunday, December 18. (more...)

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