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Malibu Playhouse Presents World Premiere of LIFE EXPECTANCY: A COMEDY IN THREE TRIMESTERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

THE MALIBU PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to present a world premiere play, LIFE EXPECTANCY: A COMEDY IN THREE TRIMESTERS, written by Catherine Butterfield and directed by Ron West. LIFE EXPECTANCY: A COMEDY IN THREE TRIMESTERS will preview on Thursday, October 6 & Friday, October 7 and will open on Saturday, October 8 and run through Sunday, October 23 at the Malibu Playhouse, 29243 Pacific Coast Highway, in Malibu.   (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Frank Rich's GHOST LIGHT, Blue Gobo
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 8, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: The power of illumination!  (more...)

Brownstone Poets Presents Gabriel Don, Robert Gibbons, and Yi Wu at Park Plaza Restaurant, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Brownstone Poets presents Gabriel Don, Robert Gibbons, and Yi Wu on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well. Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Gabriel Don Robert Gibbons, Yi Wu @ Park Plaza Restaurant 220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk Brooklyn, NY 11201 718 - 596 - 5900 Subways: Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street R to Court Street 4 or to 5 Borough Hall For more directions: Please check the MTA's 'The Weekender' for all transit updates.http://web.mta.info/weekender.html $5 Donation - plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic Curated by Patricia Carragon Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1670326753286529/ pcarragon@gmail.com Brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/ patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/ en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 Gabriel Don received her MFA in creative writing at The New School, where she worked as the Reading Series and Chapbook Competition Coordinator. Her writing has appeared in publications such as The Brooklyn Rail, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Understanding Between Foxes and Light, A Minor, Westerly, Mascara Literary Review, The Legendary, Transtierros (translated into Spanish), Gargoyle 62, LiveMag! 12 and Three Rooms Press MAINTENANT 9. Don also interviews people at Gainsayer. She has appeared in visual poems such as Woman Without Umbrella and Unbound, started several reading-soiree series, worked as an editor on publications such as LIT and has received press for her writing work including Quiet Lunch, Let Them Talk, Art Loves Her, Yes Poetry! and Great Weather for Media. She currently teaches writing at BMCC. Robert Gibbons grew up in Belle Glade, Florida, the eldest of five children, and earned a B.S. in History from Florida A&M. In 2007, he moved to New York City in search of his muse, Langston Hughes. Gibbons has studied with such master poets as Cornelius Eady, Marilyn Nelson, Klmiko Hahn, and Nathalie Handal, and has participated in workshops at Cave Canem and the 92Y. His work has been published in numerous anthologies including The Brownstone Poets Anthology, Dinner with the Muse (Ra Rays Press), The Cartier Street Review, Nomad's Choir, and Maintenant 6: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Art & Literature (Three Rooms Press). His poetry may also be heard on the CD Brain Ampin' (Logo Chrysalis Productions). Yi Wu is a Chinese-born poet who calls New York his home after years of drifting along the East Coast. He has been scribbling verses since middle school and was drawn at the time to the poetry's infinite potential for both elegance and transgression. His work has appeared in Uppagus, New Verse News and Clockwise Cat, and his collection A Fistful of Moss and Poppy Seeds was released in February 2016. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Legend Karen Morrow
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 5, 2016

For over fifty years, the big, belt voice of Karen Morrow has been filling theatres and TV screens. While audiences across America will fondly remember her numerous appearances on The Merv Griffin Show, it is her live appearances on Broadway, blasting the roof of numerous theatres, that epitomize Karen Morrow. Joining Rob & Kevin via phone, Karen reminisces on how she became known as 'the flop queen', what it was like to share the spotlight with Buddy Hackett,  and how she counted Ethel Merman among her biggest fans. (more...)

BWW Review: BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN, Wilton's Music Hall, 2 September 2016
by Gary Naylor - Sep 3, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a play that promises more than it delivers in a venue that looks great but provides unique challenges to cast and creatives. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Tamsin Greig and More for 'THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE...' at Hampstead
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Pulitzer prize winning Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, directed by Olivier award winning Michael Boyd. Shot through with characteristic wit and searing passion, Tony Kushner's latest play is the story of a family grappling to find meaning in a landscape they no longer recognise and an epic exploration of humanity's compulsive search for Utopias, both personal and political. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Metropolis Ensemble to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with 'Musicircus' Inspired Party
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Grammy Award-nominated Metropolis Ensemble celebrates its 10th anniversary on September 27th with a multi-sensory party and festive concert experience throughout the Angel Orensanz Center. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Actor Ed Dixon
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 25, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Two internet goodies! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Sondheim's Screenplay & MacFarlane's TV Show
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 21, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Stephen & Seth! (more...)

Metropolis Ensemble to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with 'Musicircus' Inspired Party
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Grammy Award-nominated Metropolis Ensemble celebrates its 10th anniversary on September 27th with a multi-sensory party and festive concert experience throughout the Angel Orensanz Center. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Stage, Screen Star and 'Broadway Stories' Host Todd Buonopane
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 18, 2016

Get out your calendars as Rob, Kevin and special guest Todd Buonopane, host of the amazing podcast Broadway Stories, sit down and discuss all the shows slated to open in the 2016-2017 Season. From plays to musicals, revivals to special events, these three folks cover it all! Plus: Donny & Marie's summer stock appearances, the brilliance of The Great Muppet Caper, and Alton Brown's dinner theatre experience!  (more...)

World Premiere Event of Kurt Vonnegut's New Opera at Indianapolis Opera
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

World Premiere Event of 'Happy Birthday, Wanda June"-a new opera written by iconic American author and legendary Hoosier Kurt Vonnegut and composed by Richard Auldon Clark-kicks off the new season at Indianapolis Opera. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Scott Wise
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 11, 2016

Fosse. Bennett. Robbins. Scott Wise got to know and work with them all. His incredible dancing skills were featured in 13 Broadway musicals including A CHORUS LINE, CATS, CARRIE, and JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY, for which he won the Tony Award. (more...)

Photo Flash: Malibu Playhouse Presents World Premiere of LIFE EXPECTANCY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

THE MALIBU PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to present a world premiere play, LIFE EXPECTANCY: A COMEDY IN THREE TRIMESTERS, written by Catherine Butterfield and directed by Ron West. LIFE EXPECTANCY: A COMEDY IN THREE TRIMESTERS will preview on Thursday, October 6 & Friday, October 7 and will open on Saturday, October 8 and run through Sunday, October 23 at the Malibu Playhouse, 29243 Pacific Coast Highway, in Malibu. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Documentarian Rick McKay
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 9, 2016

BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE (2004) is the greatest documentary ever made about the pleasures and pitfalls of working in the arts. Directed by Rick McKay, Broadway: The Golden Age received countless awards from over 17 different film festivals. In this in depth interview, Rick tells Rob & Kevin the inspiration behind the documentary, how Bea Arthur's mail triggered an incredible roster of subjects to interview, and reveals what incredible goodies are in store for the next two movies in the series! (more...)

Brownstone Poets Presents Concetta Abbate, Jan Castro, and Jay Chollick, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Brownstone Poets presents Concetta Abbate, Jan Castro, and Jay Chollick on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well. Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Concetta Abbate Jan Castro Jay Chollick @ Park Plaza Restaurant 220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk Brooklyn, NY 11201 718 - 596 - 5900 Subways: Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street R to Court Street 4 or to 5 Borough Hall For more directions: Please check the MTA's 'The Weekender' for all transit updates. http://web.mta.info/weekender.html $5 Donation - plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic Curated by Patricia Carragon Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1144461535647029/ pcarragon@gmail.com Brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/ patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/ en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 Bios: Concetta Abbate, a NYC violinist, violist, vocalist, and composer, began studying classical violin and ear training at age 4. She writes original art songs inspired by natural science, folk tales, poetry in Spanish, and everyday objects and sounds. She released her first solo album Falling in Time in February 2015 (Waterbug Records.) She has performed at The East Indian Music Academy, the Rubin Art Museum, The Eastman School of Music, Cornelia Street Cafe, Columbia University, and more. She was a visiting composer in residence at TAKT gallery in Berlin this past winter. Concetta performed with poet Cornelius Eady (Kattywompus Press), guitarist Charlie Rauh (Brain Plan Records), and Latin music band Inti and the Moon (Intiluna Records). She is the musical director of a music education non-profit,'Teacup Music'. She's currently pursuing graduate studies in Music and Music education at Columbia University and has received grants from the Charles Mayer Foundation, as well as The Roothbert Fund. Jan Garden Castro's poetry chapbooks-The Last Frontier (Eclectic Press) and Mandala of the Five Senses are out of print. Her poetry and other writings have appeared in periodicals includingAmerican Poetry Review, American Book Review, Sculpture Magazine, Bomb, The Nation, New Letters, Roof, andTelephone. Castro was a finalist for the Adirondack Review Fulton Fiction Prize and received the CCLM Editor's Award as Editor of River Styx Magazine. She blogs monthly at www.sculpture.org and is Contributing Editor for Sculpture Magazine. She has curated exhibitions for JAMA (Japan Association of Art Museums), and ICPNA (Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano - Lima). See www.jancastro.com for her books, interviews, and essays. Jay Chollick: The word's most harmless terrorist; shadowy at the open mic; insufferable in print; bookish in slim volumes: Colors; American Vesuvius; FiveO The Stately Poems; prizes & awards but not the bluest ribbons; big mouth on the radio; a tv pipsqueak, for which only his one hand claps. (more...)

BWW Review: THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE..., Hampstead Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Oct 31, 2016

It's not just the title that's daunting in Tony Kushner's exhaustive three-and-a-half-hour epic, which tackles everything from socialist history, belief systems and family dysfunction to maternity strap-ons and meta jokes about cell phones at the theatre. It's such a barrage of polyphonic arguments and relentlessly destructive behaviour that one begins to develop a sneaking sympathy with the patriarch's desire for 'self-delivery' AKA suicide. But, under Michael Boyd's sure hand, a strong cast delivers the meat of this hefty piece - for those who can stick with it. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Back the Legendary Martin Charnin
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 31, 2016

Martin Charnin is back with Rob and Kevin to discuss the second part of his career which includes collaborations with Richard Rodgers, Charles Strouse, Dorothy Loudon, and Danny Kaye.  In part two of his interview, Martin discusses Streisand's audition for HOT SPOT, the 'joys' of working with Danny Kaye, and the advice he would like to share with all people performing ANNIE. Plus, Martin discusses the most bizarre production of ANNIE he has ever seen.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Nominated Funnyman Brad Oscar
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 3, 2016

One of Broadway's greatest clowns, two time Tony nominee Brad Oscar, swings by Shetler to kibbitz with Rob & Kevin about his amazing career on Broadway. (more...)

BWW Review: Gurney's Quietly Poignant LATER LIFE Opens Portland Stage Season
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Oct 3, 2016

Portland Stage opens its 2016-2017 season with a quietly poignant production of A. R. Gurney's Later Life, the 1993 drama which explores the emotional choices and self-assessments that face people in their retirement years. The four-character piece is subdued, even reticent, and it speaks with the kind of understated wistfulness of so many of Gurney's plays. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tyler Mount to Discuss his Favorite Things
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 26, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Tyler Mount from Broadway's The Tyler Mount Vlog stops by to share his favorite thing, which is divine....literally! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tamsin Greig and More in 'THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE' at Hampstead
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Pulitzer prize winning Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, directed by Olivier award winning Michael Boyd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Tony-Winning Writer Martin Charnin
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 24, 2016

He created the role of Big Deal in the original WEST SIDE STORY. He changed the face of musical theatre, and pop culture, when he wrote ANNIE. And, now, Martin Charnin is sitting down for a two part interview with Rob and Kevin to talk about how he went from being an actor, to a lyricist, to a director. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents Two BAC Salon Concerts in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Baryshnikov Arts Center will present two BAC Salon concerts in November, both in the intimate Howard Gilman Performance Space. On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:30pm, BAC and Composers Now co-present Dialogues with Margaret Brouwer, Esperanza Spalding, and Du Yun and performances by Amy Schwartz Moretti, Blair McMillen, Michael Lipsey, Du Yun,and String Noise, moderated by Composers Now founder, artistic director, and composer Tania Leon. (more...)

Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp to Return for PITCH PERFECT 3
by Movies News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Anna Camp, Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson have all signed on for the third installment of Universal's musical comedy franchise PITCH PERFECT. (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company Presents CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Los Altos Stage Company continues its 2016-2017 season with Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation, opening November 18th (with a preview performanceNovember 17th) and running until December 11th at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Second-Generation Broadway Alum Richard Roland
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 16, 2016

Great Grandpa Roland was a bandleader. Grandpa Roland was a trumpet player. Dad, Steve Roland, was in SOUTH PACIFIC. Mom, Liz Roland, was in MR. PRESIDENT. Their son, Richard Roland, was in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, TITANIC, FOLLIES, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, and countless others. (more...)

BWW Review: SINGLE BLACK FEMALE at Crossroads is a Theatrical Gem
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 13, 2016

'Single Black Female' is now on the Crossroads Theatre company Stage through October 23rd. Written by Lisa B. Thompson and directed by Shirley Jo Finney, this play is a theatrical gem. (more...)

Brownstone Poets Presents Stephen Bluestone, Noel David Cohen, and Jack Tricarico, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Brownstone Poets presents Stephen Bluestone, Noel David Cohen, and Jack Tricarico on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well. Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2:30 p.m Stephen Bluestone Noel David Cohen Jack Tricarico @ Park Plaza Restaurant 220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk Brooklyn, NY 11201 718 - 596 - 5900 Subways: Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street R to Court Street 4 or to 5 Borough Hall For more directions: Please check the MTA's 'The Weekender' for all transit updates. http://web.mta.info/weekender.html $5 Donation - plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic Curated by Patricia Carragon Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1145291388852847/ pcarragon@gmail.com Brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/ patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/ en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 Bios: Stephen Bluestone was born in New York City. His volume The Laughing Monkeys Of Gravity was nominated for the National Book Award in Poetry. The Flagrant Dead, also nominated for the National Book Award, has been called 'original and beautiful' by Gerald Stern. Louis Simpson called the same volume 'delightful and astonishing.' The Painted Clock, a new volume, is forthcoming. Bluestone has won The Greensboro Review Poetry Prize, The Thomas Merton Prize, and second prize in the Robert Penn Warren Competition, as well as other awards. Work has appeared in Poetry, The Sewanee Review, Boston Review, and many other journals. Noel David Cohen is a writer, editor, and proofreader living in Brooklyn. His interests include art, photography, reading, travel, jogging, and experiencing life and the world. He has been a newspaper reporter, trade magazine editor, and writer/editor/proofreader for the New York Law Publishing Company (currently American Lawyer Media). He has published poems and articles in various newspapers, magazines, and chapbooks. His first chapbook, Signs of Life, includes his best work. Jack Tricarico is a painter and poet who also teaches tai chi and lives in the East Village. (more...)

MCNC works to extend federated trust and identity solutions to K-12, Community Colleges in North Carolina
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Famed Press Agent Susan L. Schulman
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 28, 2016

In part one of Behind the Curtain's most fascinating interviews to date, Rob and Kevin sat down with famed press agent Susan L. Schulman to discuss her life and career, including such projects as Applause, State Fair, Dancin' and the infamous Dream. Susan pulls back the curtain on working side by side with such legends as Lauren Bacall, Zero Mostel, Bob Fosse,  and the abominable showman himself, David Merrick.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE FIRST NOEL Lifts the Spirit at the Ensemble Theatre
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Nov 21, 2016

BWW Review: THE FIRST NOEL Heals and Steals the Heart at the Ensemble Theatre (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Gets Scary with THE LORD OF THE RINGS Musical and Paul Lynde!
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 2, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Witches, goblins, ghouls, turntables, and disco babies! (more...)

BWW Review: Second City's Provocative and Edgy BLACK SIDE OF THE MOON at Woolly Mammoth
by Benjamin Tomchik - Nov 18, 2016

Second City's proactive, edgy and downright hysterical Black Side of the Moon at Woolly Mammoth Theatre is an honest conversation about race and gender in America. Using comedy and spoken word, this sketch show mixes astute societal observations with original skits (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Tenor Eddie Korbich
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 13, 2016

Everyone's favorite tenor, Eddie Korbich, is this week's guest on Behind the Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends. From starring in the original production of ASSASSINS, to playing Mr. Snow against newcomer Audra ANN McDonald, to surviving SEUSSICAL, Eddie Korbich has proven time and time again that he is not only one of Broadway's best, he is also one of its nicest. (more...)

The New York Pops Presents Make The Season Bright With Liz Callaway & Ann Hampton Callaway and Will & Anthony Nunziata
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

On December 16 and 17, 2016 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will present an evening full of holiday cheer at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. (more...)

Brownstone Poets Presents Tina Chan, Linda Kleinbub, James McMenamin, and Susan Weiman at Park Plaza Restaurant, 1/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Brownstone Poets presents the third Queens Spectacular with poets Tina Chan, Linda Kleinbub, James McMenamin, and Susan Weiman on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well. Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:30 p.m Tina Chan Linda Kleinbub James McMenamin Susan Weinman @ Park Plaza Restaurant 220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. and Pineapple Walk Brooklyn, NY 11201 718 - 596 - 5900 Subways: Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street R to Court Street 4 or to 5 Borough Hall For more directions: Please check the MTA's 'The Weekender' for all transit updates. http://web.mta.info/weekender.html $5 Donation - plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic Curated by Patricia Carragon Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1145421192222604/ pcarragon@gmail.com Brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/ patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/ en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 Bios: Tina Chan made her poetry debut in 2009 and has been fortunate to be selected as a feature performer at open-mics. She has been published in: Alternative New Year's Poetry Extravaganza Anthology 2016 and 2015; Brownstone Poets Anthology 2016; 2015, 2013, 2012; Nomad's Choir Poetry Magazine Summer 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012; and Big City Lit Fall 2011. She is a lively spoken word poet whose writing style is a poetic puzzle. For life's challenges her mother stated many times: 'when you fall down stand up - stand stronger.' Tina is a full-time civil service employee and part-time poet and Yelper. Linda Kleinbub is a volunteer at Girls Write Now. During her lifetime she has been a database programmer, Cub Scout Cubmaster, and mentor. She appeared on the reality TV show 10 Years Younger. She received her MLS from Queens College and her MFA from The New School. Her work has appeared in The New York Observer, The Brooklyn Rail, Yahoo! Beauty, Front Porch Commons, Grabbing the Apple: An Anthology of New York Woman Poets, First Literary Review-East,forthcoming in The Nassau County Poet Laureate Society Anthology 2016 and The Best American Poetry Blog. She is a painter and organic gardener. James McMenamin is a familiar face on the poetry scene, as he is celebrating his twentieith year (2017) of reading at open mike venues in N.Y.C. A Queens native, he's been published in various journals, including Brownstones Poets, Brevitas, Nomad's Choir, Performance Poets, and others. For the past handful of years, he's taught writing for new immigrants at Queens Library. Some of his students were selected for publication through NYU's Literacy review program, as well as Symphony Space. Susan Weiman, writes literary nonfiction, poetry and vignettes. Her work has been published in First Literary Review-East, POST(blank), Citylore.org, run-to-the- roundhouse nellie, Riverside Poets Anthology, Parkside Collective, and formerly on the Home Magazine blog where she wrote about art. Susan is an artist, jewelry maker, and iPhone photographer. She resides in Long Island City. http://scwnynotebook.blogspot.com (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Legendary Dancer and Model, Lawrence Merritt
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 7, 2016

In his 78 years of entertaining, Lawrence Merritt has truly seen it all. From dancing on Broadway in GOLDEN RAINBOW and PIPPIN, to modeling for the greatest magazines, to being an underwater dancer in Paris, Lawrence is not short on amazing stories. (more...)

AUSTIN, Starring Thomas G. Waites & James McCaffrey, Opens Tonight at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Off-Broadway premiere of Elda Cusick's new play, Austin, will open tonight, August 4th, at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Ed Setrakian directs a cast that stars Thomas G. Waites ('OZ'), James McCaffrey ('Rescue Me'), Rochelle Bostrom, AJ Cedeño, and Michaela Waites. Austin will play a limited run through September 10th only. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AUSTIN at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Off-Broadway premiere of Elda Cusick's new play, Austin, began a limited engagement on Saturday July 23rd at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Ed Setrakian directs a cast that stars Thomas G. Waites ('OZ'), James McCaffrey ('Rescue Me'), Rochelle Bostrom, AJ Cedeño, and Michaela Waites. Opening Night is set for August 4th. Austin will play a limited run through September 10th only. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Lecresia Campbell and A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 3, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Rob and Kevin go to two very different churches!  (more...)

Emily Watson to Take On Role of Elsa Einstein in Nat Geo Channel's GENIUS
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated actress Emily Watson ('Theory of Everything,' 'The Book Thief') is set to join National Geographic Channel's upcoming global anthology series GENIUS, from Fox 21 Television Studios (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Critic and Historian Peter Filichia
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 28, 2016

You would be hard pressed to find someone who loves the theatre more than Peter Filichia. For years, Peter's observations on musical theatre have inspired countless actors, directors, and writers to start a career in show business. Now, Peter talks to Rob and Kevin, his two biggest fans, about the importance of arts education, for whom a critic should be crafting their reviews, and why he still loves the theatre. Plus, memories of Senator Joe, The Wiz, and My Fair Lady!  (more...)

VIDEO: Arts Collective Seeks To Preserve Harlem Home of Langston Hughes
by Michael Dale - Aug 26, 2016

Like no other writer of his era, Langston Hughes, through his poetry, prose and plays, captured the essence of the early 20th Century's Harlem Renaissance. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses THE GOODBYE GIRL & PRETTYBELLE
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 24, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Great writers. Great director. Great actors. Where did they go wrong? (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Legend Carol Lawrence
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 21, 2016

For over fifty years, the beautiful voice of Carol Lawrence has filled our hearts. No one will capture the love, yearning, and heart break of Maria, the doomed heroine in WEST SIDE STORY, better than the actress who originated the role: Carol Lawrence. Joining Rob and Kevin from her home in California, Carol talks about the power of WEST SIDE STORY, what it was like working with Jerome Robbins, and how the theatre still has the power to heal all souls! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

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Tamsin Grieg Will Star in Tony Kushner Play at Hampstead Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, directed by Olivier Award-winning Michael Boyd. Tamsin Greig will play the role of Empty having last been seen at Hampstead Theatre in William Boyd's Longing. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Cast Album Producer Bruce Yeko
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 14, 2016

Bruce Yeko is one of the most fascinating men in show business. If it wasn't for Bruce we wouldn't have the original cast recordings of such musicals as THE BAKER'S WIFE, IN TROUSERS, PRETTYBELLE, and countless other musicals that no commercial record company would have produced. Selling off his massive baseball card collection, Bruce used those funds to  produce over 300 cast recordings, earning him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses James Lipton's SHERRY, Ricky Ian Gordon's 'Bright Eyed Joy'
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 10, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: James Lipton writes a musical & Kevin extols the virtues of having three names!  (more...)

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