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MAC & Bistro Award-Winner BILLIE ROE Continues Run of Provocative Show MONOPOLY at Don't Tell Mama, 2/12 & 2/19MAC & Bistro Award-Winner BILLIE ROE Continues Run of Provocative Show MONOPOLY at Don't Tell Mama, 2/12 & 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Billie Roe's uniquely provocative musical show MONOPOLY: SINGING THE LIVES FROM BALTIC AVENUE TO BOARDWALK, combines biting political commentary, humanity, and humor with songs by composers as diverse as Kurt Weill, Alan Jay Lerner, Stephen Sondheim, Tom Waits, Rickie Lee Jones, Pink Floyd, and Bono from U2. Roe's pithy and poignant script brings the people who reside within one of the world's most popular board games to life. MONOPOLY has earned Roe a BroadwayWorld.com Cabaret Award Nomination for 'Best Show, Female.' Directed by multiple Award-winning cabaret star Mark Nadler, with music direction by Steven Ray Watkins (the two combined on the show's musical arrangements), Billie Roe's MONOPOLY moves to Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th St, New York, NY) on February 12 and 19, 2017, both shows at 5:30 PM. For reservations, call: 212-757-0788 (more...)

Photo Flash: Burt Young Stars as a Fading Mob Boss in THE LAST VIGPhoto Flash: Burt Young Stars as a Fading Mob Boss in THE LAST VIG
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

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...)

Inge Center's Karen Carpenter to Direct AFTERGLOW Reading in NYCInge Center's Karen Carpenter to Direct AFTERGLOW Reading in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

William Inge Center for the Arts Artistic Director Karen Carpenter takes a sojourn from Kansas to New York City to direct a presentation of the new comedy 'Afterglow.'  (more...)

Theatre, TV and Film Director & Producer Jeffrey Hayden Dies at 90Theatre, TV and Film Director & Producer Jeffrey Hayden Dies at 90
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that theatre, television and film director, producer and writer Jeffrey Hayden died peacefully after a year of cancer treatment on Saturday, December 24, 2016, at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by his loving family. He was 90 years old. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 2, 2017BWW's On This Day - January 2, 2017
by - Jan 2, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2017BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2017
by - Jan 1, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/31/2016
by - Dec 31, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/31/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2016BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2016
by - Dec 31, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Tony Winner Viola Davis to Appear on Bravo's INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO, 1/5Tony Winner Viola Davis to Appear on Bravo's INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO, 1/5
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Bravo Media's Emmy Award-winning 'INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO, hosted by James Lipton welcomes influential thespian Viola Davis to the stage on Thursday, January 5 at 8pm ET/PT. (more...)

Award Winning & Acclaimed Off Broadway Play CIRCLE Returns to NYC 1/4-8Award Winning & Acclaimed Off Broadway Play CIRCLE Returns to NYC 1/4-8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

JMTC Theatre is proud to present the new 2-actor production of acclaimed New York playwright Suzanne Bachner's award-winning hit Off Broadway play, CIRCLE, starring 7-Time Best in Fest Award Winner Bob Brader (Spitting In The Face Of The Devil) and Meagan Wells (original cast, 3-Time Sold Out hit Wicked Frozen). JMTC Theatre's original production of Suzanne Bachner's CIRCLE ran for five months Off-Broadway in a multi-extended run, was produced nationally and optioned for production in Australia. After a 7-city sold out international tour, headlined by Bob Brader and directed by Suzanne Bachner, the hit play returns to NYC and will run from January 4th - 8th 2017 at The Bridge Theatre at Shelter Studios, 244 West 54th Street. (more...)

TheaterWorks Announces Cast and Creative for SUNSET BABYTheaterWorks Announces Cast and Creative for SUNSET BABY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

TheaterWorks (Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director) announced today the full cast and creative team for SUNSET BABY by Dominique Morisseau directed by Reginald L. Douglas (more...)

The Collective NY's COLLECTIVE:10 ANTHOLOGY Vol. 4 Features 13 New WorksThe Collective NY's COLLECTIVE:10 ANTHOLOGY Vol. 4 Features 13 New Works
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Collective NY launched VOL.4 of The COLLECTIVE:10 ANTHOLOGY with a reception at the Drama Book Shop in New York City on December 12, 2016. (more...)

Frog & Peach Theatre to Kick Off 20th Season with MACBETHFrog & Peach Theatre to Kick Off 20th Season with MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2016

The Frog & Peach Theatre Company will open its 20th season with its new production of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' January 19 through February 12, 2017 at The Sheen Center Black Box Theatre, 18 Bleecker Street (corner of Elizabeth Street) in lower Manhattan. The production, directed by Frog & Peach's co-founder and Artistic Director Lynnea Benson, features a cast of 19, including Erick Gonzalez as Macbeth and Kate T. Billingsley as Lady Macbeth. Performances: Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. There will be a Gala Performance on Friday, February 3 , at 7 PM, (more...)

Jack Garfein Legendary Director and Acting Teacher Opens New Studio in New YorkJack Garfein Legendary Director and Acting Teacher Opens New Studio in New York
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Jack Garfein, one of the film and theater industry's leading acting teachers, has reopened his acting studio in NYC. Garfein played a key role at the Actors Studio and in the development of the Actors Studio, West and The Strasberg Theatre Institute. On Theater Row, he created the Harold Clurman and Samuel Beckett Theaters. Over the years Garfein produced and directed over 20 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions and directed the groundbreaking films, THE STRANGE ONE and SOMETHING WILD. (more...)

Lumberyard Sets 2017 NYC Season at The KitchenLumberyard Sets 2017 NYC Season at The Kitchen
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts (formerly American Dance Institute) is pleased to announce its 2017 season at The Kitchen, which will comprise the premieres of five new contemporary performance works. (more...)

Bravo's INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO to Welcome Jessica Chastain, 12/21Bravo's INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO to Welcome Jessica Chastain, 12/21
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Bravo Media's Emmy Award-winning INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO, hosted by James Lipton welcomes award-winning actress and producer Jessica Chastain to the stage on Wednesday, December 21 at 8pm ET/PT. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Star in House Red Theatre's CONSIDER THE LILIES This WinterAustin Pendleton to Star in House Red Theatre's CONSIDER THE LILIES This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Celebrated actor/director/playwright Austin Pendleton* (Bway: Fiddler on the Roof, Diary of Anne Frank; Grand Hotel; Film: 'A Beautiful Mind,' 'Finding Nemo,' 'Finding Dory') stars in House Red Theatre Company's inaugural production of Consider the Lilies by Stuart Fail. (more...)

LA LA LAND, PEOPLE VS OJ Among Top Winners at CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS; Full ListLA LA LAND, PEOPLE VS OJ Among Top Winners at CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced the winners of the 22ND ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS live on A&E last night, December 11th. (more...)

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...)

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