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First Floor Theater Presents The World Premiere of ANIMALS COMMIT SUICIDEFirst Floor Theater Presents The World Premiere of ANIMALS COMMIT SUICIDE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

First Floor Theater (FFT) is thrilled to announce the first show of their fourth season, the world premiere of ANIMALS COMMIT SUICIDE, playwright J. Julian Christopher's high-octane and darkly comic story of desire, disease, and contemporary queer life. (more...)

Photo Flash: Karen Olivo, Brandon Victor Dixon, and More in THE ODYSSEY at The Public TheaterPhoto Flash: Karen Olivo, Brandon Victor Dixon, and More in THE ODYSSEY at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

This weekend, director Lear deBessonet and composer Todd Almond's adaptaion of Homer's The Odyssey marks the third year the Public Theater's Public Works hits Central Park's Delacorte Theater with a brand new musical spectacular based on a classic piece of literature, mixing the talents of a handful of Equity actors with performing arts groups and community organizations from throughout New York's five boroughs. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: D.R.E.A.M. Ring and The Marching Cobras Featured in Public Works' THE ODYSSEYSTAGE TUBE: D.R.E.A.M. Ring and The Marching Cobras Featured in Public Works' THE ODYSSEY
by Michael Dale - Sep 4, 2015

Last of a three part series providing video introductions for the performing arts groups who will be featured in Public Works' THE ODYSSEY. (more...)

Sweetie Bites Off the Big Apple with THE ULTIMATE DRAG OFF, Starting 9/18 at The TriadSweetie Bites Off the Big Apple with THE ULTIMATE DRAG OFF, Starting 9/18 at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Drag Sensation Sweetie begins a new run of THEULTIMATE DRAG OFF at the Triad Theatre, starting September 18th, featuring Co-hosts from from film, TV and stage including nightlife columnist and NYC personality Michael Musto, Christine Pedi (Newsical), Michael Cusumano (American in Paris) and more! (more...)

Introducing @BWWFanGirl, Olivia Hardy - BWW's New Intern and Teen ReporterIntroducing @BWWFanGirl, Olivia Hardy - BWW's New Intern and Teen Reporter
by Robert Diamond - Sep 3, 2015

Now, we are excited to give the entire BroadwayWorld.com readership the same opportunity as we introduce her today as our official 'Teen Correspondent' where she will be reporting for the site, and on social media @BWWFanGirl. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kelli O'Hara Brings LL Cool J to a New Level at #Ham4Ham LotterySTAGE TUBE: Kelli O'Hara Brings LL Cool J to a New Level at #Ham4Ham Lottery
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2015

HAMILTON's #Ham4Ham lottery performance has quickly become one of Broadway's most enjoyable new traditions. In today's special pre-show performance, THE KING AND I's Kelli O'Hara covered both LL Cool J and Frank Loesser ('Somebody Somewhere' from THE MOST HAPPY FELLA), accompanied by HAMILTON star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Check it out below, shot by Howard Sherman! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Bobby Lewis Ensemble and Flamenco Vivo Featured in Public Works' THE ODYSSEYSTAGE TUBE: Bobby Lewis Ensemble and Flamenco Vivo Featured in Public Works' THE ODYSSEY
by Michael Dale - Sep 2, 2015

Part two of a three part series providing video introductions for the performing arts groups who will be featured in Public Works' THE ODYSSEY. (more...)

Madison Square Park Conservancy to Host 'Poetry Under Fata Morgana,' 9/17Madison Square Park Conservancy to Host 'Poetry Under Fata Morgana,' 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

On Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM, Madison Square Park Conservancy will host Poetry Under Fata Morgana, a free, public poetry event showcasing leading voices in spoken word poetry and performance, organized by artist Teresita Fernandez and poet Emanuel Xavier. (more...)

Todd Buonopane & Sherri L. Edelen to Star in CAKE OFF at Signature TheatreTodd Buonopane & Sherri L. Edelen to Star in CAKE OFF at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Cake Off, a new musical by Sheri Wilner (Kingdom City), Julia Jordan (Murder Ballad) and Adam Gwon (Signature's The Boy Detective Fails). Directed by Signature's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature's Gypsy, Shakespeare's R&J) this hilarious new musical is a battle-of-the-sexes set at the 50th Annual Millberry Cake-Off competition. Cake Off runs September 29 - November 22 in the ARK Theatre. (more...)

TWITTER UPDATE: William Daniels 'All For Creative Interpretation' in HAMILTON'S Treatment of John AdamsTWITTER UPDATE: William Daniels 'All For Creative Interpretation' in HAMILTON'S Treatment of John Adams
by Michael Dale - Sep 2, 2015

1776's original John Adams doesn't mind if the Founding Father he played is presented differently in HAMILTON. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: TADA! Youth Theater and The New York Youth Symphony Featured in Public Works' THE ODYSSEYSTAGE TUBE: TADA! Youth Theater and The New York Youth Symphony Featured in Public Works' THE ODYSSEY
by Michael Dale - Sep 1, 2015

Part one of a three part series providing video introductions for the performing arts groups who will be featured in Public Works' THE ODYSSEY. (more...)

Adrienne Truscott's 'ASKING FOR IT' Set for Longest NYC Run This FallAdrienne Truscott's 'ASKING FOR IT' Set for Longest NYC Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

PS122, The Chocolate Factory and The Creek & The Cave present Adrienne Truscott's ASKING FOR IT: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her P*ssy and Little Else! Truscott's 'brilliantly bold and thoroughly engaging provocation'(The Times UK) that mixes humor, dance, video and p*ssy-puppetry while undoing the rules and rhetoric surrounding rape and comedy will have its longest yet New York City run. (more...)

PODCAST: Karen Olivo, Todd Almond and Lear deBessonet Preview Public Works' THE ODYSSEYPODCAST: Karen Olivo, Todd Almond and Lear deBessonet Preview Public Works' THE ODYSSEY
by Michael Dale - Sep 1, 2015

This weekend marks the third year the Public Theater's Public Works hits Central Park's Delacorte Theater with a brand new musical spectacular based on a classic piece of literature. (more...)

Playhouse on Park Welcomes New Teaching Artist for Young Actor Training ProgramPlayhouse on Park Welcomes New Teaching Artist for Young Actor Training Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

This class is open to middle school students (grades 5-8) who desire to improve their acting and performance technique. The Actor Performance Training Program is sectioned into three units, allowing for in-depth study of various acting topics. Students will begin with improvisation then they will learn how to create characters through Shakespearean text. For the final unit, students will be asked to incorporate what they have learned throughout the year into a devised theatre piece. The program will conclude with a showcase where they perform their original ensemble-generated performance. (more...)

Todd Buonopane & Sherri L. Edelen to Star in Sheri Wilner's CAKE OFF at Signature TheatreTodd Buonopane & Sherri L. Edelen to Star in Sheri Wilner's CAKE OFF at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Cake Off, a new musical by Sheri Wilner (Kingdom City), Julia Jordan (Murder Ballad) and Adam Gwon (Signature's The Boy Detective Fails). Directed by Signature's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature's Gypsy, Shakespeare's R&J) this hilarious new musical is a battle-of-the-sexes set at the 50th Annual Millberry Cake-Off competition. Cake Off runs September 29 - November 22 in the ARK Theatre. (more...)

The Public Theater Extends ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'oThe Public Theater Extends ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The Public Theater has announced a one-week extension today for the New York premiere of ECLIPSED, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater Tuesday, September 29 and was originally scheduled to run through Sunday, November 8. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, November 15 with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Lin-Manuel Miranda Reacts to 1776's William Daniels' Plans To See HAMILTONTWITTER WATCH: Lin-Manuel Miranda Reacts to 1776's William Daniels' Plans To See HAMILTON
by Michael Dale - Aug 31, 2015

Broadway's original John Adams looking forward to seeing the biggest hit musical about the Founding Fathers since 1776. (more...)

Garfunkel & Oates to Film Comedy Special at The Neptune, 10/23Garfunkel & Oates to Film Comedy Special at The Neptune, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Garfunkel & Oates will filmtheir first hour-long special on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7:30 PM and 10 PM at The Neptune. (more...)

Somi, DanceNOW, Ryan Raftery and More Coming Up at Joe's PubSomi, DanceNOW, Ryan Raftery and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, September 2-13, 2015. Scroll down for more details, or visitwww.joespub.comfora complete list of shows! (more...)

Erin Markey to Bring DELETED SCENES FROM FUN HOME to The DuplexErin Markey to Bring DELETED SCENES FROM FUN HOME to The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

What happens when a heartbreaking, hilarious Broadway musical is ever-so-lovingly hijacked by one of its fans and set loose amid her own humiliating accounts of sexual discovery? If you're really lucky what happens is Deleted Scenes From Fun Home, an intimate comedy hour by Erin Markey - touted as a 'fantastically weird' Top Ten Downtown Cabaret Artist in Time Out New York - who returns to the Duplex with this show of original and borrowed songs inspired by her obsession with the beloved Broadway musical. (more...)

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