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Ambassador Theatre (New York, NY)
219 W. 49th St.
New York, NY 10019
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Fool Moon is a two-man show developed with clown David Shiner, featuring the music of the Red Clay Ramblers.

The show was first performed at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, in the Serious Fun Festival in July 1992 As "Fool Moon," it played at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway for an eight-month run in 1993. It then returned in 1995 and 1998.

Brick Presents Amuse Bouche: A NY Clown Theatre Festival Hors D'Oeuvre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2011

The Brick Theater, presenter of the blockbuster New York Clown Theatre Festival in 2010 (and returning in 2012!), does not want fans of Clown Theatre to go hungry in the meantime. (more...)

A.C.T. Continues 2012-13 Season With ELEKTRA Starring Olympia Dukakis, 10/25-11/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2012

Direct from its sold-out premiere in Los Angeles, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues its 2012-13 season with A.C.T. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dramatic Forces Launches 'The Broadway Challenge'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2010

THE BROADWAY CHALLENGE, a new and unique app for theatre trivia, was launched through the Apple App Store this weekend. Created by Dramatic Forces, the App functions on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. THE BROADWAY CHALLENGE is a must have app for every theatre fan. It's a multi-layered, multi game, all theatre trivia immersion with gorgeous graphics and sound effects. Play against yourself, your friends, the rest of the world. With 10 challenge games, eight unique question categories, and over 4000 original questions, you can play non-stop for an entire Broadway season and still not hit every question. The Broadway Challenge App will be updated with special new trivia packages throughout the year. (more...)

Works By Lapine, Meyer & More To Be Featured In STORIES ON 5 STORIES 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2010

Acclaimed theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced it will present its popular benefit evening STORIES ON 5 STORIES Monday, November 1. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater Features Irwin in SCAPIN, Sept. 16-Oct. 10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2010

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) opens its 2010-11 season with the return of two-time Tony Award winner and A.C.T. favorite Bill Irwin (Fool Moon at A.C.T., Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Broadway, and the award-winning film Rachel Getting Married) to the Bay Area in his hilarious reimagining of Molière's Scapin. In this lively baggy-pants comedy, the rascally title character balances his penchant for mayhem and mischief with a promise to help two pairs of wide-eyed lovers. (more...)

Lane, Demme, Arnaz Pay Tribute To Irwin At New 42nd Street Gala 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2010

The New 42nd Street® Gala on Monday, November 8, 2010, will honor Tony Award winning actor Bill Irwin. (more...)

Monk, Esper, et al. Set for STORIES ON 5 STORIES, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2010

Acclaimed theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced the initial line-up of performers participating in the popular return of its unique benefit event STORIES ON 5 STORIES on Monday evening, November 1. (more...)

Photo Flash: Clowns Full-Tilt Plays La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2011

La MaMa presents Clowns Ex Machina in the World Premiere of Clowns Full-Tilt: A Musing on Aesthetics, created and directed by Kendall Cornell. (more...)

La MaMa Presents Clowns Ex Machina's World Premiere of 'Clowns Full-Tilt'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2011

La MaMa proudly presents Clowns Ex Machina in the World Premiere of Clowns Full-Tilt: A Musing on Aesthetics, created and directed by Kendall Cornell. Clowns Ex Machina is a 9-woman clown troupe that includes performers from all over the world. Clowns Full-Tilt: A Musing on Aesthetics runs from November 4 - 20, 2011 in a limited engagement at La MaMa's First Floor Theatre, located at 74A East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue & the Bowery in New York City. Previews begin November 4 for a November 5 opening. (more...)

American Conservatory Theater Features Irwin in SCAPIN, Sept. 16-Oct. 10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2010

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) opens its 2010-11 season with the return of two-time Tony Award winner and A.C.T. favorite Bill Irwin (Fool Moon at A.C.T., Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Broadway, and the award-winning film Rachel Getting Married) to the Bay Area in his hilarious reimagining of Molière's Scapin. In this lively baggy-pants comedy, the rascally title character balances his penchant for mayhem and mischief with a promise to help two pairs of wide-eyed lovers. (more...)

New 42nd Street Gala Honors Irwin In Celebration Of New Victory Theater Ed Program 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2010

The New 42nd Street Gala on Monday, November 8, 2010, will honor Tony Award winning actor Bill Irwin. (more...)

Lane, Demme, Arnaz Pay Tribute To Irwin At New 42nd Street Gala 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2010

The New 42nd Street® Gala on Monday, November 8, 2010, will honor Tony Award winning actor Bill Irwin. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bill Irvin & PS/IS 111 Do Vaudeville
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2010

This morning, Friday, November 5th, Tony Award winner Bill Irwin rehearsed a special vaudeville routine with 4th graders at PS/IS 111. On November 5th, Irwin will team up with the children to rehearse the finale of The New 42nd Street Gala, celebrating The New Victory Theater Education Program, at which Irwin will receive the first-ever New Victory Arts Award. (more...)

La MaMa Presents Clowns Ex Machina's World Premiere of 'Clowns Full-Tilt'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2011

La MaMa proudly presents Clowns Ex Machina in the World Premiere of Clowns Full-Tilt: A Musing on Aesthetics, created and directed by Kendall Cornell. Clowns Ex Machina is a 9-woman clown troupe that includes performers from all over the world. Clowns Full-Tilt: A Musing on Aesthetics runs from November 4 - 20, 2011 in a limited engagement at La MaMa's First Floor Theatre, located at 74A East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue & the Bowery in New York City. Previews begin November 4 for a November 5 opening. (more...)

Irwin, Skinner Lead The Clowns and Mr. Beckett at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2010

Bill Irwin, actor, director, writer and clown, whose work has been honored with Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Barrymore and Helen Hayes Awards, and Doug Skinner, musician, puppeteer and composer, who wrote and played the music for several of Mr. Irwin's shows, will appear in "The Clowns and Mr. Beckett," an evening of madcap routines, shtick and novelty songs, at Westport Country Playhouse on Saturday, December 11, 8 p.m. (more...)

La MaMa Presents Clowns Ex Machina's World Premiere of 'Clowns Full-Tilt' Closes 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2011

La MaMa proudly presents Clowns Ex Machina in the World Premiere of Clowns Full-Tilt: A Musing on Aesthetics, created and directed by Kendall Cornell. Clowns Ex Machina is a 9-woman clown troupe that includes performers from all over the world. Clowns Full-Tilt: A Musing on Aesthetics closes November 20, 2011 in a limited engagement at La MaMa's First Floor Theatre, located at 74A East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue & the Bowery in New York City. (more...)

La MaMa Presents Clowns Ex Machina
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2011

La MaMa is set to present Clowns Ex Machina in the World Premiere of Clowns Full-Tilt: A Musing on Aesthetics, created and directed by Kendall Cornell. (more...)

Cirque Du Soleil Presents BANANA SHPEEL in San Francisco 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2010

Cirque du Soleil will present a special engagement of the new show Banana Shpeel at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre with performances from Saturday, October 16 through Sunday, November 14, 2010. (more...)

La MaMa Presents Clowns Ex Machina
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2011

La MaMa is set to present Clowns Ex Machina in the World Premiere of Clowns Full-Tilt: A Musing on Aesthetics, created and directed by Kendall Cornell. (more...)

Monk, Esper, et al. Set for STORIES ON 5 STORIES, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2010

Acclaimed theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced the initial line-up of performers participating in the popular return of its unique benefit event STORIES ON 5 STORIES on Monday evening, November 1. (more...)

Team Behind LEGALLY BLONDE Closes LIFE OF THE PARTY Opera Today, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2012

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts presents the world premiere of Life Of The Party, a light opera for dark times. Following the huge success of last year's production of Kismet, director Paul Lincoln and the LaGuardia High School Opera Workshop tackle this completely original work, written and composed by Tony Award nominees Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde, Pirates!). The show plays a strictly limited run, with its last performance today, May 6th at 2:00pm. (more...)

The Sheldon Presents RED CLAY RAMBLERS, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2011

The Sheldon presents the Red Clay Ramblers, Friday, May 6, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the perfect acoustics of the Sheldon Concert Hall. Now in their 38th year, the Tony Award-winning Red Clay Ramblers are a North Carolina string band whose repertoire reflects their roots in old-time mountain music, as well as bluegrass, country, rock, New Orleans jazz, gospel and the American musical. (more...)

The Team Behind LEGALLY BLONDE Presents LIFE OF THE PARTY Opera, Now thru 5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts presents the world premiere of Life Of The Party, a light opera for dark times. Following the huge success of last year's production of Kismet, director Paul Lincoln and the LaGuardia High School Opera Workshop tackle this completely original work, written and composed by Tony Award nominees Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde, Pirates!). The show plays a strictly limited run, with performances tonight, May 3rd, May 4th and 5th at 7:30pm and May 6th at 2:00pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: OLD HATS' David Shiner Tickles Audiences
by Naomi Serviss - May 17, 2013

'We're just two guys being absolutely ridiculous and having a wonderful time doing it,' says David Shiner. (more...)

Signature's OLD HATS Extends Through 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2013

Signature Theatre has announced an additional four-week extension for the world premiere of OLD HATS, created and performed by Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner, with music by and featuring Nellie McKay, and directed by Tina Landau. This is the third extension for the production, which will now play through Thursday, May 9. The production opened on Monday, March 4 on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Tickets during the extension weeks are $75 each. (more...)

CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE Gets 1/20 Theatrical Release
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2012

Entertainment One US will release CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE in New York and Los Angeles on January 20, 2012, with additional markets to follow. The film, directed by Dori Berinstein (ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway, Some Assembly Required, Gotta Dance), examines the life and career of Tony Award-winning Broadway legend, Carol Channing - her extraordinary stage life, her offstage struggles and survival and the extraordinary storybook romance that found her reunited with her junior high school sweetheart after over 70 years. (more...)

Signature Theatre's OLD HATS $25 Tickets Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2013

Signature Theatre (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) is pleased to announce that tickets go on sale and rehearsals began today for the world premiere of OLD HATS, created and performed by Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner, with music by and featuring Nellie McKay, and directed by Tina Landau. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. The production runs February 12 through March 31, 2013, with a March 4 opening night in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Signature Theatre's OLD HATS Announces One Week Extension
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

Signature Theatre has announced a one-week extension for the world premiere of OLD HATS, created and performed by Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner, with music by and featuring Nellie McKay, and directed by Tina Landau. The production will now play through Sunday, April 7. The production will begin performances on February 12 and open on March 4 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Tickets during the extension week are $75 each. (more...)

Photo Flash: Carol Channing: Larger than Life opens in New York and LA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2012

Entertainment One US will release CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE in New York and Los Angeles on January 20, 2012, with additional markets to follow. (more...)

Crowning Monkey Presents THE PERFECT MAN, 2/25-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2011

Crowning Monkey proudly presents the New York Premier of Joe: The Perfect Man, an original comedy created by and starring award winning Toronto comedian Rachelle Elie. Directed by 'Bouffon King' Adam Lazarus this absurd comedy runs Feb 25 - March 6th as part of The FRIGID New York Festival. JOE: The Perfect Man won an Oustanding Comedy Award at the 2008 Ottawa Fringe Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bill Irwin, David Shiner and Nellie McKay in Signature Theatre's OLD HATS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2013

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of Old Hats, created and performed by Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner, with music by and featuring Nellie McKay, and directed by Tina Landau. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Signature Theatre's OLD HATS Gets a Second Extension, Through 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2013

Signature Theatre has announced a second one-week extension for the world premiere of OLD HATS, created and performed by Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner, with music by and featuring Nellie McKay, and directed by Tina Landau. (more...)

Crowning Monkey Presents THE PERFECT MAN, 2/25-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2011

Crowning Monkey proudly presents the New York Premier of Joe: The Perfect Man, an original comedy created by and starring award winning Toronto comedian Rachelle Elie. Directed by 'Bouffon King' Adam Lazarus this absurd comedy runs Feb 25 - March 6th as part of The FRIGID New York Festival. JOE: The Perfect Man won an Oustanding Comedy Award at the 2008 Ottawa Fringe Festival. (more...)

Bill Irwin & David Shiner to Star in OLD HATS at A.C.T.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

16 years after they swept San Francisco Bay Area audiences off their feet with the Tony Award-winning production Fool Moon, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) welcomes back Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner in the West Coast premiere of the Signature Theatre production of Old Hats. Using music, technology and movement - plus a few other tricks up their sleeves - Old Hats combines the inimitable magic, slapstick and hilarity of Irwin and Shiner into a wild and remarkable outing of theatre for generations old and new. Directed by Tina Landau, Old Hats was the recipient of the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience and the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revue. Old Hats marks the first collaboration for Irwin and Shiner since the smash Broadway hit Fool Moon, which set A.C.T. box office records during its sold-out 1998 run and their return engagement in 2001. At this time, tickets to Old Hats are available only to subscribers of A.C.T.'s 2014-15 season. (more...)

Signature Presents OLD HATS Created and Performed by Bill Irwin and David Shiner, Beginning in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2012

Signature Theatre has announced the world premiere of OLD HATS, created and performed by Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner, with music by and featuring Nellie McKay, and directed by Tina Landau. (more...)

MARVIN HAMLISCH: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE to Premiere 12/27 on PBS
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

With exclusive access to Hamlisch's personal archival treasure trove and complete cooperation from his family, Dramatic Forces and THIRTEEN's American Masters explore his prolific life and career in the series' Season 27 finale, Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love, premiering nationally Friday, December 27, 2013, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

MARVIN HAMLISCH: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE to Premiere 12/27 on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2013

With exclusive access to Hamlisch's personal archival treasure trove and complete cooperation from his family, Dramatic Forces and THIRTEEN's American Masters explore his prolific life and career in the series' Season 27 finale, Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love, premiering nationally Today, December 27, 2013, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE Documentary!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 22, 2011

Entertainment One US will release CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE in New York and Los Angeles on January 20, 2012, with additional markets to follow. The film, directed by Dori Berinstein (ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway, Some Assembly Required, Gotta Dance), examines the life and career of Tony Award-winning Broadway legend, Carol Channing - her extraordinary stage life, her offstage struggles and survival and the extraordinary storybook romance that found her reunited with her junior high school sweetheart after over 70 years. BroadwayWorld has gotten a glimpse of the movie's trailer and brings you a sneak peek below! (more...)

CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE Gets 1/20 Theatrical Release
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2011

Entertainment One US will release CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE in New York and Los Angeles on January 20, 2012, with additional markets to follow. The film, directed by Dori Berinstein (ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway, Some Assembly Required, Gotta Dance), examines the life and career of Tony Award-winning Broadway legend, Carol Channing - her extraordinary stage life, her offstage struggles and survival and the extraordinary storybook romance that found her reunited with her junior high school sweetheart after over 70 years. (more...)

Photo Flash: Carol Channing: Larger than Life opens in New York and LA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2011

Entertainment One US will release CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE in New York and Los Angeles on January 20, 2012, with additional markets to follow. (more...)

Irwin, Skinner Lead The Clowns and Mr. Beckett at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2010

Bill Irwin, actor, director, writer and clown, whose work has been honored with Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Barrymore and Helen Hayes Awards, and Doug Skinner, musician, puppeteer and composer, who wrote and played the music for several of Mr. Irwin's shows, will appear in "The Clowns and Mr. Beckett," an evening of madcap routines, shtick and novelty songs, at Westport Country Playhouse on Saturday, December 11, 8 p.m. (more...)

Broadway Ad Man and Producer Jeffrey Ash Dies at 65
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2011

Jeffrey Ash, a prominent theatrical advertising executive who helped revolutionize Broadway advertising with the first live-action television spot for 'Pippin' and who later became a successful producer for Broadway, off-Broadway, and London's West End, died suddenly August 8, 2011 at his home in Manhattan. He was 65 and for many years had suffered from inclusion body myositis, an autoimmune disorder. (more...)

Brick Presents Amuse Bouche: A NY Clown Theatre Festival Hors D'Oeuvre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2011

The Brick Theater, presenter of the blockbuster New York Clown Theatre Festival in 2010 (and returning in 2012!), does not want fans of Clown Theatre to go hungry in the meantime. (more...)

Brick Presents Amuse Bouche: A NY Clown Theatre Festival Hors D'Oeuvre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2011

The Brick Theater, presenter of the blockbuster New York Clown Theatre Festival in 2010 (and returning in 2012!), does not want fans of Clown Theatre to go hungry in the meantime. (more...)

Cirque Du Soleil Presents BANANA SHPEEL in San Francisco 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2010

Cirque du Soleil will present a special engagement of the new show Banana Shpeel at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre with performances from Saturday, October 16 through Sunday, November 14, 2010. (more...)

Brick Presents Amuse Bouche: A NY Clown Theatre Festival Hors D'Oeuvre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2011

The Brick Theater, presenter of the blockbuster New York Clown Theatre Festival in 2010 (and returning in 2012!), does not want fans of Clown Theatre to go hungry in the meantime. (more...)

The Sheldon Presents RED CLAY RAMBLERS, 5/6
by Chris Gibson - Apr 7, 2011

The Sheldon presents the Red Clay Ramblers, Friday, May 6, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the perfect acoustics of the Sheldon Concert Hall. Now in their 38th year, the Tony Award-winning Red Clay Ramblers are a North Carolina string band whose repertoire reflects their roots in old-time mountain music, as well as bluegrass, country, rock, New Orleans jazz, gospel and the American musical. (more...)

Signature Theatre's Season to Include August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON, David Henry Hwang Series and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2012

Signature Theatre today announced eight productions for its 2012-13 season at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues), the company's new Frank Gehry-designed permanent home. (more...)

Signature Extends OLD HATS Again, Now Through 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2013

Signature Theatre has announced an additional four-week extension for the world premiere of OLD HATS, created and performed by Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner, with music by and featuring Nellie McKay, and directed by Tina Landau. This is the fourth extension for the production, which will now play through Sunday, June 9. The production opened on Monday, March 4 on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Tickets during the extension weeks are $75 each. For details on the performance schedule please visit signaturetheatre.org. (more...)

The Team Behind LEGALLY BLONDE Announce LIFE OF THE PARTY Opera for May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2012

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts is proud to announce the world premiere of Life Of The Party, a light opera for dark times. Following the huge success of last year's production of Kismet, director Paul Lincoln and the LaGuardia High School Opera Workshop tackle this completely original work, written and composed by Tony Award nominees Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde, Pirates!). The show plays a strictly limited run, with performances May 3rd, 4th and 5th at 7:30pm and May 6th at 2:00pm. (more...)

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