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New Musical COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE Coming to Theater at St. Clement's This AugustNew Musical COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE Coming to Theater at St. Clement's This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

MC Theatrical Productions has announced that it will present COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE, a suspenseful new musical written and directed by Arnold L. Cohen, with music direction by Mason Griffin, August 8th - September 3rd at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street).  The official opening will be on August 17th at 7PM. (more...)

THE RISE AND FALL OF MARCUS MONROE Gets Special Two-Night PreviewTHE RISE AND FALL OF MARCUS MONROE Gets Special Two-Night Preview
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

???????Presented by Eva Price and co-written by Josh Koenigsberg, a writer for Netflix's award-winning hit Orange is the New Black, comes the World Premiere of The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe. When Marcus takes the stage, you can't help but take notice. Marcus Monroe (winner of the 2012 Andy Kauffman Award) combines innovative juggling with his unique brand of comedic energy in The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe, a feat of spectacle story-telling by the “Rock Star of Jugglers” (New York Press). (more...)

GAY FOR PLAY GAME SHOW STARRING RUPAUL Returns to Logo 6/29GAY FOR PLAY GAME SHOW STARRING RUPAUL Returns to Logo 6/29
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Logo today announced that GAY FOR PLAY GAME SHOW STARRING RUPAUL will return with six new episodes beginning Thursday, June 29th at 9PM ET/PT. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to North Coast RepAN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed New York and London stage portrayal celebrating America's greatest comedian - Groucho Marx.  You will feel as though Groucho is back, as Ferrante sings, dances and performs classic routines on the North Coast Rep stage, June 12 and 13th at 7:30pm. (more...)

John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Extends at The PublicJohn Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Extends at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that three final performances have been added to the critically acclaimed New York premiere of Latin History for Morons, created and performed by John Leguizamo. Directed by Tony Taccone, this fiercely funny, satirical one-man show was inspired by Leguizamo's observation that Latinos are essentially invisible in the standard American history curriculum. (more...)

VIDEO: Geffen Playhouse RemembersVIDEO: Geffen Playhouse Remembers
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles remembers productions through the years. From renowned shows of American classics and new plays to Education and Community Programs that extend the joy of live theater well beyond its four walls, the Geffen Playhouse is a lively hub and vital force within the cultural life of Los Angeles. (more...)

John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Bows Tonight at The PublicJohn Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Bows Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Previews for the New York premiere of Latin History for Morons begin tonight, February 24, at The Public Theater. (more...)

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, Starring Wade McCollum, Headed Off-Broadway This MayERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, Starring Wade McCollum, Headed Off-Broadway This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producer Q Theatricals announced today that after critically acclaimed and award winning productions in Seattle, New Jersey and Boston the new musical, ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, will begin performances on Friday, April 14, 2017 and officially open on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Off-Broadway's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). This strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, June 11th only. (more...)

Tyne Daly & Robert Forster-Led CHASING MEM'RIES, Plays by Halley Feiffer & Neil LaBute, SELL/BUY/DATE and More Slated for the Geffen in 2017-18Tyne Daly & Robert Forster-Led CHASING MEM'RIES, Plays by Halley Feiffer & Neil LaBute, SELL/BUY/DATE and More Slated for the Geffen in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced five plays in its 2017/2018 season with a focus on staging works by emerging contemporary playwrights and celebrated veteran writers. (more...)

New Orleans Native Wins BIG FREEDIA'S DANCE OFF ContestNew Orleans Native Wins BIG FREEDIA'S DANCE OFF Contest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Fuse, a multiplatform media brand reflecting the wide-ranging tastes and attitudes of the fast-growing, Latino and multicultural 18-34 audience, today announced that nineteen-year-old New Orleans native Satchel Joseph has been named the winner of “Big Freedia's Dance Off” contest, beating out five other finalists to secure a spot on Freedia's legendary shake team. Joseph's father, WGNO TV's News with a Twist anchor LBJ, shared the news today during a live broadcast. Joseph will also appear on the popular Fuse series, Big Freedia Bounces Back (formerly Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce) when it returns for a sixth season later this year. (more...)

John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS to Bow at The Public This MonthJohn Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS to Bow at The Public This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Previews for the New York premiere of Latin History for Morons will begin on Friday, February 24 at The Public Theater. (more...)

World of Wonder Announces Two New Series, Starring Drag Race Contestants Alyssa Edwards & DetoxWorld of Wonder Announces Two New Series, Starring Drag Race Contestants Alyssa Edwards & Detox
by Movies News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

World of Wonder (WOW), the award-winning production company behind RuPaul's Drag Race (Logo), Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (HBO), Out of Iraq (Logo), and the Million Dollar Listing franchise (Bravo), announces two new original series to kick off its 2017 digital programming slate: Haus of Edwards and Detox's Life Rehab. (more...)

Long-time Berkeley Rep Artistic Director Tony Taccone Will Depart in 2019Long-time Berkeley Rep Artistic Director Tony Taccone Will Depart in 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced that long-time Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone will depart the company at the end of its 50th anniversary season, 2018-19. When Taccone leaves he will have been on staff at the company for 33 years, 22 of which he will have served as artistic director. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher in Documentary BRIGHT LIGHTS, Airing on HBO TodayVIDEO: First Look - Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher in Documentary BRIGHT LIGHTS, Airing on HBO Today
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

As family, friends and fans continue to mourn the passing of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds this week, HBO will soon give an inside look at their close relationship and lives in the new documentary BRIGHT LIGHTS. (more...)

Broadway Dims Marquees in Memory of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds TonightBroadway Dims Marquees in Memory of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of two legendary talents in the entertainment industry: actress, singer and film memorabilia collector Debbie Reynolds and her actress, writer and humorist daughter Carrie Fisher. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in their memories tonight, January 6, 2017, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Marquees in Memory of Carrie Fisher and Debbie ReynoldsBroadway to Dim Marquees in Memory of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in their memories on Friday, January 6, 2017, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 12/27/2016 - 1/3/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 12/27/2016 - 1/3/2017
by - Jan 3, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 12/27/2016 - 1/3/2017. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, January 3, 2017 - Cher Gets a Musical and More!Broadway AM Report, January 3, 2017 - Cher Gets a Musical and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 3, 2017

This weekend's big news: A reading of the new Cher biomusical begins today in New York City! (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering the Wonderful Women We Lost in 2016Photo Flash: Remembering the Wonderful Women We Lost in 2016
by Walter McBride - Jan 2, 2017

As we enter the new year, it is important to remember those we have lost in the preceding twelve months. Who shared their gifts with both our community and the world and whose mark will forever be left on all those lucky enough to have witnessed them in action. (more...)

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