The Players Club News

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast Celebrates THE GOLDEN GIRLS with Jim ColucciSPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast Celebrates THE GOLDEN GIRLS with Jim Colucci
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted its new episode, which features an interview with Jim Colucci, author of the terrific new book Golden Girls Forever.  (more...)

THE MEETING* Sets Final Season at Joe's Pub with Tributes to Beyonce, Bette Midler and MoreTHE MEETING* Sets Final Season at Joe's Pub with Tributes to Beyonce, Bette Midler and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will come to an end at the conclusion of its upcoming season. (more...)

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast with Justin Sayre Welcomes Singer Carol LipnikSPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast with Justin Sayre Welcomes Singer Carol Lipnik
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted its new episode, which features an interview with vocalist and songwriter Carol Lipnik. Called "an ethereal vocal phenomenon' by The New York Times, Lipnik tells Justin about her latest album "Almost Back to Normal," her Sundaynight residency at the downtown NYC club Pangea, and her influences from Mothra to Laura Nyro. She and Justin wax rhapsodic about Tennessee Williams, the 13th Century poet Rumi and B-movies of the 50s. Plus, Justin offers some simple tips on staying cool, calm and collected during the summer. SPARKLE & CIRCULATE was recently named among the "10 Comedy Podcasts You Should Listen To" by Backstage. All episodes are available on iTunes HERE.   (more...)

Mainstage at Upper Darby Summer Stage Sets NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET ITMainstage at Upper Darby Summer Stage Sets NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Upper Darby Summer Stage proudly presents its crown jewel of the 41st season, the mainstage production, "Nice Work If You Can Get It" on July 29, 30 and August 5, 6 at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.   (more...)

Players Club of Swarthmore to Present Interactive SLEEPING BEAUTY: THE TIME TRAVELER AND HER NEW MILLENNIUM PRINCEPlayers Club of Swarthmore to Present Interactive SLEEPING BEAUTY: THE TIME TRAVELER AND HER NEW MILLENNIUM PRINCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Recommended for children age 3 and up, Sleeping Beauty: The Time Traveler and Her New Millennium Prince is an upbeat and fun musical fairy tale that is sure to entertain the littlest audience members, as well as the little kid inside all of the adults who bring the little ones to the theatre! With music by Deborah Wicks La Puma and lyrics by Andrea Dodd combined with Janet Stanford's storytelling, this family-friendly show is a great start to the Players Clubs trio of Children's Theatre productions taking place this summer. (more...)

Erin Markey, Josh Sharp, April Kidwell, and More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS on 6/6Erin Markey, Josh Sharp, April Kidwell, and More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS on 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2016

Erin Markey, Josh Sharp, April Kidwell, Michael Cyril Creighton and Phillip Taratula will join the cast of the sixth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre. The event will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan) on Monday, June 6. (more...)

BWW Preview:  KAREN KING at The Cutting Room in NYC on 6/22BWW Preview: KAREN KING at The Cutting Room in NYC on 6/22
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 3, 2016

New York based multi-talented singer, songwriter/performer, Karen King will return to The Cutting Room on June 22 following her sold-out show last year. (more...)

Barrett Foa & Marissa Mulder Join 2016 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS LineupBarrett Foa & Marissa Mulder Join 2016 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Barrett Foa and Marissa Mulder will join Annie Golden, Lillias White, Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham, Vivian Reed, Lady Rizo,Gay Marshall, Carol Lipnik, Rob Maitner, Gabrielle Stravelli, T. Oliver Reid and Nadia Quinn & Ahna O'Reilly with the Playbillies to headline the sixth annual 'Night Of A Thousand Judys' - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre. (more...)

BWW Review: With TWO GUYS AND A GRAND at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, Cabaret Veterans Jim Brochu & Steve Ross Evoke the Spirit of Music HallsBWW Review: With TWO GUYS AND A GRAND at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, Cabaret Veterans Jim Brochu & Steve Ross Evoke the Spirit of Music Halls
by Alix Cohen - May 28, 2016

Veteran performers Jim Brochu and Steve Ross have known one another since the 1970s, an era when New York was filled with piano bars, cabaret rooms, and nightclubs. Pause for a deep, wistful sigh. Framing their new show, Two Guys and a Grand (last Wednesday night at the Laurie Beechman Theatre), in the kind of friendly antagonism and winking shtick popular during vaudeville, the two very different performers manage to be both broad and classy. (more...)

Justin Sayre's Debut Comedy Album THE GAY AGENDA Out on iTunes TodayJustin Sayre's Debut Comedy Album THE GAY AGENDA Out on iTunes Today
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Acclaimed performer, writer and activist JUSTIN SAYRE - hailed as one the "Funniest People in Brooklyn" by Brooklyn Magazine and among "LA's 16 Most Talented LGBT Comics" by Frontiers Magazine - has released his debut comedy album The Gay Agenda today, Friday, May 27 in digital formats. (more...)

Photo Flash: Josh Charles, Michael Urie & More Celebrate SPACE on Ryder Farm at 2016 Kick-Off PartyPhoto Flash: Josh Charles, Michael Urie & More Celebrate SPACE on Ryder Farm at 2016 Kick-Off Party
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

SPACE on Ryder Farm, the non-profit artist residency program located on Ryder Farm, an idyllic 200 year-old working organic farm in Brewster, New York announced its 2016 season for The Working Farm, Family Residency, Creative Solutions Symposium and Artistic Residency programs at The Players Club. In attendence were Josh Charles, David Bar Katz, Michael Urie, and Marsha Norman, as well as 2016 SPACE residents Cusi Cram, Daisy Foote, Adam Rapp, and recipients of the inaugural Relentless Award--Clare Barron and Sarah DeLappe. (more...)

Karen King to Perform New Cabaret Show at The Cutting Room, 6/22Karen King to Perform New Cabaret Show at The Cutting Room, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

New York based multi-talented singer-songwriter/performer Karen King is back on the NYC stage, returning to The Cutting Room in Manhattan at 44 East 32nd Street on Thursday, June 22nd at 9pm. Back by popular demand, this new live concert show follows King's sold-out performance at The Cutting Room last October. (more...)

Tony DeSare, Bridget Barkan and More to Honor Prince at THE MEETING* at Joe's PubTony DeSare, Bridget Barkan and More to Honor Prince at THE MEETING* at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

THE MEETING* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to Joe's Pub at The Public Theater to conclude its Spring 2016 season on Sunday, May 22 at 7:00 PM. The May show will honor the beloved late superstar Prince, with music director Tracy Stark leading a four-piece band and special musical guests Tony DeSare, Bridget Barkan, Michael Cavadias, Mark Aaron James and Ali Grieb. (more...)

Lillias White, Annie Golden & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS LineupLillias White, Annie Golden & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Lillias White, Annie Golden, T. Oliver Reid, Lady Rizo, Vivian Reed, and Nadia Quinn & Ahna O'Reilly with the Playbillies will join the previously announced headliners Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham, Gay Marshall, Carol Lipnik, Rob Maitner and Gabrielle Stravelli for the sixth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre. The event will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan) on Monday, June 6. (more...)

THE MEETING* Returning to San Francisco, 5/28THE MEETING* Returning to San Francisco, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return  to OASIS (298 Eleventh Street, San Francisco CA) on Saturday, May 28 at 7:00 PM after three packed shows last year. The Meeting* has been called "delicious and delightfully droll" by The New York Post and "hilarious and sardonic" by The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening "so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight." The New York run of The Meeting* - currently running monthly at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater - has been sold out since the New York Times "Arts & Leisure" piece ran last September. Tickets are $20 and are available at SFOasis.com. (more...)

Tony Winner Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS LineupTony Winner Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham, Gay Marshall, Carol Lipnik, Rob Maitner and Gabrielle Stravelli have joined the cast of the sixth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre. The event will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan) on Monday, June 6. (more...)

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast with Justin Sayre to Feature Alaska 5000SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast with Justin Sayre to Feature Alaska 5000
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE -- the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted its new episode, which features an interview with 'RuPaul's Drag Race' star Alaska 5000, who discusses her time on the hit Logo TV reality show, her debut album and the current 'Battle of the Seasons' tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Anne JacksonPhoto Flash: Remembering Anne Jackson
by Walter McBride - Apr 14, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Anne Jackson, who was nominated for a Tony in 1956 for MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT and who enjoyed a long career with her husband, Eli Wallach, died Tuesday, April 12, in Manhattan. She was 90. (more...)

Players Club of Swarthmore's HAIRSPRAY to Open 4/22Players Club of Swarthmore's HAIRSPRAY to Open 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The Players Club of Swarthmore will present the musical comedy Hairspray, April 22 to May 7 for ten performances at The Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Ave. in Swarthmore.  Buy tickets online at www.pcstheater.org (more...)

Jessica Vosk, Nick Cearley and More to Honor Barbra Streisand at THE MEETING This MonthJessica Vosk, Nick Cearley and More to Honor Barbra Streisand at THE MEETING This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

THE MEETING* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater to continue the Winter/Spring 2016 season on Sunday, April 17 at 9:30 PM. The April show will honor the iconic entertainer Barbra Streisand with special guests Jessica Vosk, Nick Cearley, Inyang Bassey and Amber Martin, with others to be announced. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

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