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Cirque du Soleil and MSG Unveil Brand New Show for Chicago and New York - BANANA SHPEEL
by BWW - Sep 9, 2009

Cirque du Soleil and MSG Entertainment unveiled today the brand new theatrical production, Banana Shpeel, at The Chicago Theatre. The show will perform for the first time ever at the theatre for a limited engagement from November 19, 2009 through January 3, 2010. Following Chicago, the show will premiere in New York at The Beacon Theatre in February 2010. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS to Kick Off Long Wharf's 2009-10 Season Oct 7 - Nov 1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2009

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Ray Cullom, will present the beloved musical The Fantasticks, directed by Amanda Dehnert, from October 7 through November 1, 2009, on the Mainstage. (more...)

CIRQUE TUBE: A New Twist on Vaudeville Part 1 - Cirque du Soleil
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 9, 2009

Cirque du Soleil and MSG Entertainment have unveiled the brand new theatrical production, Banana Shpeel, at The Chicago Theatre. The show will perform for the first time ever at the theatre for a limited engagement from November 19, 2009 through January 3, 2010. Following Chicago, the show will premiere in New York at The Beacon Theatre in February 2010. (more...)

Cirque Du Soleil And MSG Entertainment To Announce The Name Of Their Upcoming Production
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2009

Cirque du Soleil and MSG Entertainemnt are set to announce the show name and creative details of the new Cirque du Soleil ?vaudeville-inspired? production, which will premiere at the Beacon Theatre in February 2010. 15 performers will present a very first ever sneak peek performance. (more...)

CIRQUE TUBE: A New Twist on Vaudeville - The Visual
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 23, 2009

In this segment Jo-Ann Munro, Co-Creative Director at SidLee, explains the origin of the name Banana Shpeel and reveals the ideas behind the shows visual. (more...)

CIRQUE TUBE: A New Twist on Vaudeville - Dancers Luke Hawkins and Melissa Schott
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2009

Cirque du Soleil and MSG Entertainment have unveiled the brand new theatrical production, Banana Shpeel, at The Chicago Theatre. The show will perform for the first time ever at the theatre for a limited engagement from November 19, 2009 through January 3, 2010. Following Chicago, the show will premiere in New York at The Beacon Theatre in February 2010. (more...)

CIRQUE TUBE: BANANA SHPEEL - 'Chess In The Park'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 16, 2009

Cirque du Soleil and MSG Entertainment have unveiled the brand new theatrical production, Banana Shpeel, at The Chicago Theatre. The show will perform for the first time ever at the theatre for a limited engagement from November 19, 2009 through January 3, 2010. Following Chicago, the show will premiere in New York at The Beacon Theatre in February 2010. (more...)

CIRQUE TUBE: BANANA SHPEEL - Sports Bar Time!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 14, 2009

Cirque du Soleil and MSG Entertainment have unveiled the brand new theatrical production, Banana Shpeel, at The Chicago Theatre. The show will perform for the first time ever at the theatre for a limited engagement from November 19, 2009 through January 3, 2010. Following Chicago, the show will premiere in New York at The Beacon Theatre in February 2010. (more...)

CIRQUE TUBE: A New Twist on Vaudeville Part 4 - The Comic Artist
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 12, 2009

Cirque du Soleil and MSG Entertainment have unveiled the brand new theatrical production, Banana Shpeel, at The Chicago Theatre. The show will perform for the first time ever at the theatre for a limited engagement from November 19, 2009 through January 3, 2010. Following Chicago, the show will premiere in New York at The Beacon Theatre in February 2010. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BANANA SHPEEL Sneak Peek!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2009

Cirque du Soleil and MSG Entertainment unveiled the brand new theatrical production, Banana Shpeel, at The Chicago Theatre. The show will perform for the first time ever at the theatre for a limited engagement from November 19, 2009 through January 3, 2010. Following Chicago, the show will premiere in New York at The Beacon Theatre in February 2010. (more...)

CIRQUE TUBE: A New Twist on Vaudeville Part 3 - The History of the Art Form
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 11, 2009

Cirque du Soleil and MSG Entertainment have unveiled the brand new theatrical production, Banana Shpeel, at The Chicago Theatre. The show will perform for the first time ever at the theatre for a limited engagement from November 19, 2009 through January 3, 2010. Following Chicago, the show will premiere in New York at The Beacon Theatre in February 2010. (more...)

CIRQUE TUBE: A New Twist on Vaudeville Part 2 - David Shiner and Serge Roy
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 10, 2009

Cirque du Soleil and MSG Entertainment have unveiled the brand new theatrical production, Banana Shpeel, at The Chicago Theatre. The show will perform for the first time ever at the theatre for a limited engagement from November 19, 2009 through January 3, 2010. Following Chicago, the show will premiere in New York at The Beacon Theatre in February 2010. (more...)

Roundabout's BYE BYE BIRDIE Starts Full Rehearsals 7/28, Previews Begin 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (more...)

CLOWN AXIOMS Brings The Gory Romance To La MaMa 10/9-18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2009

CLOWNS EX MACHINA in CLOWN AXIOMS a gory, romantic tale (told by clowns) Clown Axioms is a poetic and preposterous all-women clown spectacle that will receive its world premiere October 9-18th at LaMaMa Club, 74A East 4th Street. Created and directed by Kendall Cornell. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS to Kick Off Long Wharf's 2009-10 Season Oct 7 - Nov 1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2009

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Ray Cullom, will present the beloved musical The Fantasticks, directed by Amanda Dehnert, from October 7 through November 1, 2009, on the Mainstage. (more...)

CLOWN AXIOMS Brings The Gory Romance To La MaMa 10/9-18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2009

CLOWNS EX MACHINA in CLOWN AXIOMS a gory, romantic tale (told by clowns) Clown Axioms is a poetic and preposterous all-women clown spectacle that will receive its world premiere October 9-18th at LaMaMa Club, 74A East 4th Street. Created and directed by Kendall Cornell. (more...)

Michael Longoria & Annaleigh Ashford Cut from Cirque du Soleil's BANANA SHPEEL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2009

Stars from Broadway's Jersey Boys and Wicked will join the distinctive cast of comedic and dance talent in the brand new theatrical production, Banana Shpeel, presented by Cirque du Soleil and MSG Entertainment. Banana Shpeel will perform at The Beacon Theatre for a limited engagement from February 4 through April 30, 2010. (more...)

CIRQUE TUBE: A New Twist on Vaudeville - Behind the Scenes of the TV Ad!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 20, 2009

In this segment Josette and Joseph Wiggan, two dancers on Banana Shpeel, take you behind the scenes of the television ad for the show. (more...)

CLOWN AXIOMS Brings The Gory Romance To La MaMa 10/9-18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2009

CLOWNS EX MACHINA in CLOWN AXIOMS a gory, romantic tale (told by clowns) Clown Axioms is a poetic and preposterous all-women clown spectacle that will receive its world premiere October 9-18th at LaMaMa Club, 74A East 4th Street. Created and directed by Kendall Cornell. (more...)

WAITING FOR GODOT With Lane and Irwin To Open at Roundabout Theatre 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2008

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced Tony award winners Bill Irwin as 'Vladimir' and Nathan Lane as 'Estragon' in a new Broadway production of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett and directed by Tony award winner Anthony Page. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Roundabout's BYE BYE BIRDIE, Starring Stamos And Gershon, Previews 9/10, Opens 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie, after a 48 year absence, as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (more...)

Michael Longoria & Annaleigh Ashford Star in Cirque du Soleil's BANANA SHPEEL, 2/4 - 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2009

Stars from Broadway's Jersey Boys and Wicked will join the distinctive cast of comedic and dance talent in the brand new theatrical production, Banana Shpeel, presented by Cirque du Soleil and MSG Entertainment. Banana Shpeel will perform at The Beacon Theatre for a limited engagement from February 4 through April 30, 2010. (more...)

Bill Irwin to Present Dramatic Reading For Gala Benefit at NYU's Maison Francaise 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2009

Tony Award winner Bill Irwin will lend his talents to a gala benefit for New York University's Maison Française. Irwin will read a selection of Alexis de Tocqueville's Letters from America. The gala takes place at 6:30PM on Monday, November 9 at the Hotel Carlyle. (more...)

Roundabout's Stamos and Gershon Led BYE BYE BIRDIE Announces Full Casting
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (more...)

Bill Irwin to Present Dramatic Reading For Gala Benefit at NYU's Maison Francaise 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2009

Tony Award winner Bill Irwin will lend his talents to a gala benefit for New York University's Maison Française. Irwin will read a selection of Alexis de Tocqueville's Letters from America. The gala takes place at 6:30PM on Monday, November 9 at the Hotel Carlyle. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS to Kick Off Long Wharf's 2009-10 Season Oct 7 - Nov 1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2009

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Ray Cullom, will present the beloved musical The Fantasticks, directed by Amanda Dehnert, from October 7 through November 1, 2009, on the Mainstage. (more...)

CLYBOURNE PARK Completes A.C.T.'s 2010-11 Line-up, Plays 1/20-2/13/2011
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2010

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced Bruce Norris's critically-acclaimed Clybourne Park as the final play of the company's 44th subscription season. Home is where the heart-and history-is in Clybourne Park, a 'spiky and damningly insightful new comedy' (The New York Times). (more...)

BANANA SHPEEL Opens 5/19 At The Beacon Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2010

The new show Banana Shpeel announced today that its official Opening Night performance will be Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 7:00pm at the Beacon Theatre (2124 Broadway). Previews began on April 29 and performances are scheduled until August 29. (more...)

Roundabout's 'BYE BYE BIRDIE' Will Call Newly Completed Henry Miller Theatre 'Home'
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Bye Bye Birdie will return to Broadway this fall presented by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in a production starring John Stamos (Albert Peterson), Gina Gershon (Rose Alvarez), Bill Irwin (Mr. Harry MacAfee) and Jayne Houdyshell (Mrs. Mae Peterson). Directed & choreographed by Robert Longbottom, Bye Bye Birdie has a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse. Roundabout is proud to welcome back three artists who have previously worked at the theatrical institution: John Stamos, Gina Gershon and Bill Irwin. (more...)

Tony Award-Winners The Red Clay Ramblers To Play City Winery 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2010

The Tony Award-winning acclaimed string band, The Red Clay Ramblers, will make a rare New York appearance at City Winery on Friday, June 25. Now in their 38th year, The Red Clay Ramblers are a North Carolina string band whose repertoire reflects their roots in old-time mountain music, as well as country, rock, New Orleans, bluegrass, gospel, and the American musical. City Winery is located at 155 Varick Street www.CityWinery.com. The City Winery concert will feature selections from their new North Carolina-focused CD, Old North State as well as well as songs from their three-time Broadway hit, Fool Moon. (more...)

The Red Clay Ramblers Come To City Winery 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2010

The Tony Award-winning acclaimed string band, The Red Clay Ramblers, will make a rare New York appearance at City Winery on Friday, June 25. Now in their 38th year, The Red Clay Ramblers are a North Carolina string band whose repertoire reflects their roots in old-time mountain music, as well as country, rock, New Orleans, bluegrass, gospel, and the American musical. (more...)

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Adrienne Jean Fisher of 'Banana Shpeel'
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 7, 2010

AJ will be tap dancing and hip-hopping in the new Cirque du Soleil show, set to open next month in NYC. (more...)

Cirque du Soleil & Shiner Teaming for New Vaudeville Themed Production
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2009

Variety is reporting that David Shiner of 'Fool Moon' moon fame is working on a new Cirque du Soleil show, rumored to be trying out in Chicago later this year before it heads to New York City for a multiple-month run at the Beacon Theater. (more...)

A.C.T. Announces 2010-2011 Season, Features New Musicals & New Voices
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2010

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced the lineup of the company's 44th subscription season today. Recently commended for its 'sophisticated artistry' (The New York Times) and its 'intellectual passion [and] guts' (Los Angeles Times), A.C.T. has put together an eclectic mix of plays with big theatrical visions and ideas, from reimagined classics to bold new plays. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dori Berinstein Receives CTI's Robert Whitehead Award
by Walter McBride - Mar 11, 2009

Dori Berinstein, three-time Tony award-winning Broadway producer and award-winning producer, director, and writer of film and television, was presented with The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's Restaurant on Tuesday, March 10th, 2009. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Roundabout's BYE BYE BIRDIE, Starring Stamos And Gershon, Previews 9/10, Opens 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie, after a 48 year absence, as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (more...)

Roundabout's Stamos and Gershon Led BYE BYE BIRDIE Announces Full Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (more...)

Triple Showcase At West Bank Cafe 1/10-1/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2009

Triple Showcase at the West Bank Cafe to Feature Michael Wolff Trio, Creole Jazz Serenaders with Don Vappie, and the Red Clay Ramblers January 10th and 11th. Events are Open to the Public, and Part of APAP Conference as well. Three incredible bands will deliver two nights of top-notch music, with January 10th and 11th showcases at the West Bank Caf? in NYC: (more...)

Photo Coverage: Beacon Theatre Welcomes Cirque Du Soleil's BANANA SHPEEL
by Brian Estrada - Feb 11, 2010

On Wednesday, February 10, BroadwayWorld braved the storm at the Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side to capture the welcoming of the all-new Cirque du Soleil production, Banana Shpeel, which begins preview performances on February 25, 2010. (more...)

Dori Berinstein to Be Presented with Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for Oustanding Achievement
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2009

Dori Berinstein, three-time Tony? award-winning Broadway producer and award-winning producer, director, and writer of film and television, will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute?s Robert Whitehead Award for ?outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing? at a reception at Sardi's Restaurant on Tuesday, March 10th. (more...)

Triple Showcase At West Bank Cafe 1/10-1/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2008

Triple Showcase at the West Bank Cafe to Feature Michael Wolff Trio, Creole Jazz Serenaders with Don Vappie, and the Red Clay Ramblers January 10th and 11th. Events are Open to the Public, and Part of APAP Conference as well. Three incredible bands will deliver two nights of top-notch music, with January 10th and 11th showcases at the West Bank Caf? in NYC: (more...)

Broadway's Barometer - What Can We Expect for the 1st Quarter of 2009?
by Robert Diamond - Dec 29, 2008

This year will be of particular interest due to the economic situation, which makes the phrase 'more for your hard earned dollar' even harder... (more...)

John Goodman & David Strathairn Join WAITING FOR GODOT Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2008

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to announce John Goodman (Pozzo) and David Strathairn (Lucky) will join Bill Irwin (Vladimir) and Nathan Lane (Estragon) in a new Broadway production of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett and directed by Tony? award winner Anthony Page. (more...)

Dori Berinstein's New Documentary 'Gotta Dance' Premieres Today In Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2009

'Gotta Dance,' the new documentary from award-winning director, producer and writer Dori Berinstein is sweeping the country! The film will have its Los Angeles premiere tomorrow, August 21st! (more...)

Dori Berinstein's New Documentary "Gotta Dance" To Have LA Premiere Tomorrow, August 21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2009

'Gotta Dance,' the new documentary from award-winning director, producer and writer Dori Berinstein is sweeping the country! The film will have its Los Angeles premiere tomorrow, August 21st! (more...)

Photo Flash: West Coast Premier Of GOTTA DANCE Hosted By Carol Channing
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2009

'Bravo! A complete and total home run!!! Dori topped herself,? says Joan Van Ark. Dori Three-time Tony-winning Broadway producer Dori Berinstein has added another hit to her already extensive film and television producing and directing career with ?Gotta Dance.? (more...)

BANANA SHPEEL Previews At The Historic Beacon Theatre 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2010

After much anticipation, the new show Banana Shpeel will begin preview performances on April 29, 2010 at the Beacon Theatre (2124 Broadway). (more...)

Stamos, Gershon, Irwin and Houdyshell Lead Roundabout's 'BYE BYE BIRDIE'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Bye Bye Birdie will return to Broadway this fall presented by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in a production starring John Stamos (Albert Peterson), Gina Gershon (Rose Alvarez), Bill Irwin (Mr. Harry MacAfee) and Jayne Houdyshell (Mrs. Mae Peterson). Directed & choreographed by Robert Longbottom, Bye Bye Birdie has a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse. Roundabout is proud to welcome back three artists who have previously worked at the theatrical institution: John Stamos, Gina Gershon and Bill Irwin. (more...)

BANANA SHPEEL Previews At The Historic Beacon Theatre 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2010

After much anticipation, the new show Banana Shpeel will begin preview performances on April 29, 2010 at the Beacon Theatre (2124 Broadway). (more...)

BWW TV: David Shiner Brings 'KOOZA' to Life
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 17, 2009

David's first formal association with Cirque du Soleil came in 1990, when he performed in Nouvelle Expérience, touring for 19 months throughout Canada and the USA and playing for another year in Las Vegas. Thanks to such antics as stepping through, on and over much of the audience and his classic improv-based staging of a mock silent-movie melodrama with four members of the audience, he is probably the best-remembered of Cirque's clowns. (more...)

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