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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...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - James Caan & Melanie Griffith Star in Hallmark's J.L. FAMILY RANCHVIDEO: Sneak Peek - James Caan & Melanie Griffith Star in Hallmark's J.L. FAMILY RANCH
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

J.L. FAMILY RANCH? an original movie for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries premieres on Sunday, August 21, at 9pm ET/PT. T (more...)

Theatre Junction GRAND Sets 2016-17 SeasonTheatre Junction GRAND Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Theatre, dance, politics, music, photography, and multimedia art will intertwine during Theatre Junction GRAND's exciting 2016/2017 Season. It is also the 10th anniversary of Theatre Junction at The Grand and the 25th anniversary of Theatre Junction.  (more...)

Jake Mangum wins 2016 C Spire Ferriss Trophy as state's top college baseball playerJake Mangum wins 2016 C Spire Ferriss Trophy as state's top college baseball player
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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Contemporary Theater Company Sets Summer 2016 SeasonContemporary Theater Company Sets Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Summer is on its way, and the Contemporary Theater Company is gearing up for a great season in Downtown Wakefield! (more...)

BWW Review: LET IT BE Honors the MusicBWW Review: LET IT BE Honors the Music
by Steve Feeney - May 23, 2016

LET IT BE celebrates the Beatles music with glimpses of the era from whence it came. (more...)

Rick Harper Releases RODRIQUEZ... TEXAS RANGER!Rick Harper Releases RODRIQUEZ... TEXAS RANGER!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In the biography, 'Rodriguez... Texas Ranger! The True Story of the First Mexican American Texas Ranger' (published by iUniverse), author Rick Harper narrates the life of Arturo Rodriguez - the first Mexican-American man to become a Texas Ranger - and chronicles some of the state's significant historical events. (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...)

BWW Review: Paula Vogel's INDECENT, an Uplifting Drama of The Power of TheatreBWW Review: Paula Vogel's INDECENT, an Uplifting Drama of The Power of Theatre
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

The true story of a Yiddish play with a lesbian love scene was embraced in Europe, but censored in New York. (more...)

PATIENCE & SARAH to Return to New York in Concert at the Players TheatrePATIENCE & SARAH to Return to New York in Concert at the Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

After a sold-out run at the 1998 Lincoln Center Festival, the opera PATIENCE & SARAH returns to New York as a staged concert performance for two nights only - Thursday, June 23rd and Friday, June 24th at 7PM at the Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street). (more...)

Volvo Cars Provides the First Look at its New Range of Smaller CarsVolvo Cars Provides the First Look at its New Range of Smaller Cars
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

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Increase in Popularity of F2P Online Games Driving the Global Online Gaming Market Through 2020, Says TechnavioIncrease in Popularity of F2P Online Games Driving the Global Online Gaming Market Through 2020, Says Technavio
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

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VIDEO: HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas Jones Sing National Anthem For New York LibertyVIDEO: HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas Jones Sing National Anthem For New York Liberty
by Michael Dale - May 17, 2016

HAMILTON's Schuyler Sisters bring their three part harmonies to Madison Square Garden for the Liberty's home opener. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mason Bates Seeks Adventure in MusicBWW Interview: Mason Bates Seeks Adventure in Music
by Erica Miner - May 17, 2016

21st century Renaissance man Mason Bates continues his series of high-powered classical/electronica hybrid music events (more...)

Sapphire Resorts Offers Details on Upcoming Grand Poker SeriesSapphire Resorts Offers Details on Upcoming Grand Poker Series
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

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The Seacoast Repertory Theatre to Present HANSEL AND GRETEL at The Player's RingThe Seacoast Repertory Theatre to Present HANSEL AND GRETEL at The Player's Ring
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Don't miss out on a musical adaptation of Hansel and Gretel, based on the Grimm Fairy Tale. This original musical is written by Seacoast Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director, Miles Burns to be performed at The Player's Ring, 105 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH for only seven performances - May 28th, May 29th, June 4th, June 5th, June 11th at 3PM and also June 2nd and June 9th at 8PM. Tickets can be purchased for $15 for General admission, member and other discounts apply. A portion of the proceeds from the performance will go towards The Seacoast Repertory Theatre's commitment of producing creative, thoughtful, and high quality year-round programming. (more...)

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