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Off-Broadway's DISENCHANTED! Headed to Westside Theatre for Open-Ended RunOff-Broadway's DISENCHANTED! Headed to Westside Theatre for Open-Ended Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Following the sold-out, 9-week limited NY premiere engagement that received audience and critical acclaim, producers Don Frantz (Beauty and the Beast) and Jonathan Pollard (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) have announced that the hilarious hit musical DISENCHANTED! will begin an open-ended engagement March 16, 2015 at Westside Theatre Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street). With book, music and lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino, DISENCHANTED! is directed by Fiely A. Matias and features musical staging by Matt West (Beauty and the Beast). The cast and opening night will be announced shortly. (more...)

KATHERINE'S COLORED LIEUTENANT to Open Geva's 2015 Fielding Studio SeriesKATHERINE'S COLORED LIEUTENANT to Open Geva's 2015 Fielding Studio Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Geva Theatre Center's 2015 Fielding Studio Series begins with the world premiere of Katherine's Colored Lieutenant by Nora Cole and is directed by David Schweizer. The production begins performances on February 5 and runs in the Fielding Nextstage through February 22. (more...)

Christina Bianco's New Comedy APPLICATION PENDING Begins Previews Off-Broadway TonightChristina Bianco's New Comedy APPLICATION PENDING Begins Previews Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The world premiere of Application Pending, a new comedy by Greg Edwards & Andy Sandberg about the hilariously cutthroat world of kindergarten admissions at New York private schools, begins previews tonight, January 26, 2015 at the Westside Theatre (407 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

Over 40 Shows Set for Off Broadway Alliance's 20at20 Celebration, Kicking Off TodayOver 40 Shows Set for Off Broadway Alliance's 20at20 Celebration, Kicking Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The Off Broadway Alliance has announced that it will again sponsor 20at20, the bi-annual celebration of Off Broadway. The popular promotion, which begins January 20th and continues through February 8th, makes $20 tickets available for 41 Off Broadway plays and musicals twenty minutes prior to curtain. Now in its 9th year, 20at20 has become one of New York's most eagerly-anticipated promotions for people who want to see exciting shows at amazing prices. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Christina Bianco Take on 40+ Characters in APPLICATION PENDING!BWW TV: Watch Christina Bianco Take on 40+ Characters in APPLICATION PENDING!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 17, 2015

The new Off-Broadway comedy 'Application Pending' stars Christina Bianco, who plays rookie admissions officer Christine Evans as well as forty other roles. The show will be playing at The Westside Theatre from January 26th to April 19th.www.ApplicationPendingPlay.com. Bianco and company just gave a special press preview of the new play and you can check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 10-16THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 10-16
by Louisa Brady - Jan 16, 2015

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include coverage of new cast members of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Cheyenne Jackson at Cafe Carlyle, opening nights of CONSTELLATIONS and HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: YouTube Sensation Christina Bianco Previews APPLICATION PENDING!Photo Coverage: YouTube Sensation Christina Bianco Previews APPLICATION PENDING!
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 15, 2015

The new Off-Broadway comedy 'Application Pending' stars Christina Bianco, who plays rookie admissions officer Christine Evans as well as forty other roles. The show will be playing at The Westside Theatre from January 26th to April 19th.www.ApplicationPendingPlay.com. Bianco and company just gave a special press preview of the new play and you can check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts to Present LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE, 3/13-15Marcus Center for the Performing Arts to Present LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE, 3/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss and What I Wore is a play written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1995 book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman. With its intimate collection of monologues, the show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and poignant stories that all women can relate to. Directed by Karen Carpenter, the actresses sit side-by-side with script in-hand, deftly guiding the audience through an evening if humor, nostalgia and, of course, fashion. (more...)

MAN OF LA MANCHA, VEILS, BUTLER and More Set for Barrington Stage's 2015 SeasonMAN OF LA MANCHA, VEILS, BUTLER and More Set for Barrington Stage's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

At a press conference held at Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd announced the theatre's 2015 season of musicals and plays that will take place in Downtown Pittsfield in the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, St. Germain Stage and Youth Theatre venues. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Christina Bianco Gives Sneak Peak of APPLICATION PENDINGSTAGE TUBE: Christina Bianco Gives Sneak Peak of APPLICATION PENDING
by Stage Tube - Jan 12, 2015

Check out this sneak peak of the new Off-Broadway comedy 'Application Pending' starring Christina Bianco who plays rookie admissions officer Christine Evans as well as forty other roles. The show will be playing at The Westside Theatre from January 26th to April 19th. www.ApplicationPendingPlay.com (more...)

Charlotte Cohn to Star in Colony Theatre's SIMPLY COMPLICATED, 1/24-25Charlotte Cohn to Star in Colony Theatre's SIMPLY COMPLICATED, 1/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

What do you get when you cross a Danish Orthodox Jew and a simple Israeli girl from a kibbutz? You get Charlotte Cohn, who at nineteen was already a Commander in the Israeli Army, but had her sights set on a different path. Join her in this eclectic evening of music ranging from the Beatles to Broadway to Opera and hear the real stories that brought her from Ben Yehuda Street to the Great White Way. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Christina Bianco Spreads Christmas Cheer with Celebrity Impressions!STAGE TUBE: Christina Bianco Spreads Christmas Cheer with Celebrity Impressions!
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2014

Drama Desk nominee Christina Bianco (Forbidden Broadway) released a new video last week in time for the holidays full of celebrity impressions spreading holiday cheer. Check out the full video below! (more...)

The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2015 Season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. 'This is a thrilling roster of artists,' said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. 'We look forward to bringing their vision and talent to our grand stage.' (more...)

Christina Bianco to Star in New Comedy APPLICATION PENDING at Westside TheatreChristina Bianco to Star in New Comedy APPLICATION PENDING at Westside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Previews begin on January 26, 2015 at the Westside Theatre (407 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036) and APPLICATION PENDING officially opens on February 10, 2015, playing a limited engagement through April 19, 2015. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Telecharge.com. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome THE BELLE OF AMHERST's Joely Richardson, Steve Cosson & MoreTHEATER TALK to Welcome THE BELLE OF AMHERST's Joely Richardson, Steve Cosson & More
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

An all-new THEATER TALK features actor Joely Richardson, currently giving a luminous performance as Emily Dickinson in a revival of William Luce's The Belle of Amherst at The Westside Theatre, and the production's director, Steve Cosson, in a discussion about the reclusive 19th-century poet, and the legacy of actor Julie Harris who opened and toured the play for many years. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: THE BELLE OF AMHERST CompanyIn the Spotlight Series: THE BELLE OF AMHERST Company
by Walter McBride - Nov 10, 2014

The Belle of Amherst, William Luce's critically acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, will end its limited engagement on Sunday, November 23 at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the company in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

THE BELLE OF AMHERST with Joely Richardson to End Limited Run this MonthTHE BELLE OF AMHERST with Joely Richardson to End Limited Run this Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

The Belle of Amherst, William Luce's critically acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, will end its limited engagement on Sunday, November 23 at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Karen Carpenter Directs HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, Now thru 12/14Karen Carpenter Directs HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the third production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of HANDLE WITH CARE by Jason Odell Williams, directed by Karen Carpenter. HANDLE WITH CARE will preview tonight, November 5; Thursday, November 6; and Friday, November 7 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, November 8 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, December 14, with no performances Thanksgiving week. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Plays Broward Stage Door Theatre, Beginning TonightOLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Plays Broward Stage Door Theatre, Beginning Tonight
by Carol Kassie - Nov 1, 2014

When Eric Spiegelman and his partner Tim Williams asked film and television producer Sam Hoffman if he had any ideas for an internet website, he pitched the concept of Old Jews Telling Jokes. Millions of views, shares, and guffaws later, Hoffman - in collaboration with Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, brought his Old Jews to Off-Broadway for an extremely successful run at the Westside Theatre. (more...)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES to Play Broward Stage Door Theatre, Begin. 11/1OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES to Play Broward Stage Door Theatre, Begin. 11/1
by Carol Kassie - Oct 22, 2014

When Eric Spiegelman and his partner Tim Williams asked film and television producer Sam Hoffman if he had any ideas for an internet website, he pitched the concept of Old Jews Telling Jokes. Millions of views, shares, and guffaws later, Hoffman - in collaboration with Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, brought his Old Jews to Off-Broadway for an extremely successful run at the Westside Theatre. (more...)

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