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VELVET Star Tom Oliver Premieres New One-Man Show
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Rising theatre star Tom Oliver, recently announced as Marcia Hines' co-star for the 2017 Australian and New Zealand tour of hit circus-cabaret Velvet, will debut his anticipated One-Man Show More Than A Boy this month at Brisbane Powerhouse as a highlight of the annual Wonderland Festival. (more...)

Comedian Hasan Minhaj Announces Additional Performance At The City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Due to overwhelming response, a second performance of Hasan Minhaj's Homecoming King has been announced at the City Theatre on Friday, December 9 at 10 p.m. Homecoming King, the story of the "New Brown America," is based on true events from Minhaj's first generation Indian-American experience. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with TONIGHT WITH DONNY STIXX at The Bunker
by Stage Tube - Nov 8, 2016

Metal Rabbit, in association with The Bunker Theatre, present the London transfer of critically acclaimed 2015 Edinburgh Festival sell-out Tonight with Donny Stixx, running Tuesday 8th November - Saturday 3rd December 2016. Press Night: Friday 11th November 2016, 7.30pm. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team! (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center to Close Solo Celebration! with CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Greenhouse Theater Center will conclude its Solo Celebration! Series with the Chicago premiere of John Walch's savagely funny One-Man Show CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL, directed by Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and starring Will Allan. (more...)

Comedy, Cabaret and More Coming Up This December with FRIGID New York
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade has announced its upcoming events at UNDER St. Marks and The Kraine Theater this December. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Vancouver's Comedy Festival, JFL NorthWest, In Association with SiriusXM, Returns For Ten Glorious Days of Laughter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Vancouver's comedy festival, JFL NorthWest, presented in association with SiriusXM, returns for a second year of mid-winter laughs from Thursday, February 16 to Saturday, February 25, 2017 at multiple venues across Vancouver. Announced today, the 2017 JFL NorthWest lineup includes:  (more...)

Drag Legend Charles Busch to Bring One-Man Show to Chicago for the First Time
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Pride Arts Center presents Charles Busch; That Girl, That Boy in The Broadway in the Pride Arts Center for two nights only on January 29 and 30, 2017. This is the first time this theatrical legend will play his solo show in Chicago. And this is the first of what will be quarterly Pride Arts Center Presents events featuring prominent performers from the world of theater, music, film and more in the newly opened Pride Arts Center. (more...)

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents THE PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Pittsburgh Public Theater is thrilled to welcome four-time Super Bowl champion Rocky Bleier, who will perform his One-Man Show, The Play, live on the O'Reilly Theater stage. Based on Rocky's life story, The Play was written by Gene Collier, a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette sports journalist and co-author (with Rob Zellers) of The Chief, The Public's hit about Steelers founder Art Rooney, Sr.  (more...)

Mayor Walsh & Billy Porter to be Honored at Huntington's SPOTLIGHT SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

 Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Tony Award-winning artist and Topdog/Underdog director Billy Porter will be honored with the Wimberly Award at the 2017 Spotlight Spectacular on Monday, April 24, 2017. The Huntington's festive annual event raises money to support the Huntington's programs, including its award-winning youth, education, and community initiatives that reach more than 30,000 annually. (more...)

John O'Hurley Joins the Cast of THE FANTASTICKS 12/12 Through 1/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

John O'Hurley, the New York Times Best Selling Author and Screen Actor's Guild Award Winner for his role as J. Peterman on 'Seinfeld,' the #1 syndicated television show in the world is headed to Off Broadway's Jerry Orbach Theatre at the Theatre Center, joining the cast of the longest running musical in the world, THE FANTASTICKS this holiday season. The show's producers, Al Parinello and Catherine Russell have announced that Mr. O'Hurley will be taking on the role of the dashing narrator el Gallo for a limited engagement that begins on Monday, December 12th and concludes Sunday, January 1st. (more...)

Tron Theatre Launches 35th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Following a busy and hugely successful autumn season, where our co-production of Rob Drummond's Grain in the Blood with the Traverse and all our Changing House shows enjoyed sold-out runs, we're delighted to announce our programme for the Spring/Summer 2017, which marks the Tron's 35th anniversary year.  (more...)

Cleveland Public Theatre presents David Sedaris' THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre's Executive Artistic Director, Raymond Bobgan, announces the return of a holiday favorite, The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, produced by the Cleveland Theatre and presented at the Outcalt Theatre at Playhouse Square this holiday season from December 1st through December 18th. CPT's production of The Santaland Diaries is directed by CPT's Cathleen O'Malley and stars Ray Caspio as "Crumpet the Elf." (more...)

Marti Gould Cummings to Appear at Therapy, Feinstein's/54 Below, and More This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

Showman Marti Gould Cummings, known for his inventive blend of drag, comedy and vocal performance, will be making numerous appearances throughout Manhattan for the remainder of the year. Off the heels of his London debut, Marti will resume his weekly Monday evening appearances at midtown's Therapy, welcoming to the stage Broadway star Peter Gallagher and his Broadway songstress daughter on November 28. On December 7, Marti will help to honor George Takei as host to the Emery Award after party on December 7, and attend the 18th Annual Glam Awardson December 11, as a nominee in six categories. Lastly, the year will close with Have Yourself a Very Marti Christmas, Cummings's encore performance at 54 Below, featuring guest artists Lesli Margherita and Matt DeAngelis. (more...)

BWW Review: One Man Show SIZE MATTERS Now on DVD
by Michael T. Mooney - Nov 25, 2016

SIZE MATTERS starring Raymond McAnally and directed by Joel Wilson runs 66 minutes and is distributed by Mountain Mack Productions LLC and is now available from Amazon.com (more...)

See What's Going on at Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

See What's Going on at Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater this December (more...)

December at 18th & Union: an Elf, a Truck Driver, and a Guy in Red Underwear
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

18th & Union is pleased to announce a lineup of artistic visitations that are guaranteed to temper the icky sweetness of holiday kitsch. Three productions will run in rotating rep throughout December: The Santaland Diaries, by David Sedaris; The Slipknot, by TJ Dawe; and Emmett Montgomery's Sugar Plum Gary. (more...)

Tommy Koenig to Flash Back Through Time & Music in BABY BOOMER BABY at Herberger Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Comedy Central and National Lampoon star Tommy Koenig's one man "'musicomedy' - a flashback through our times and the music that defined them - Baby Boomer Baby comes to the Herberger Theater Center from Feb. 2-26. (more...)

A JOHN WATERS CHRISTMAS at Ridgefield Playhouse
by Rebecca Russo - Nov 22, 2016

Like a wayward Santa for the Christmas obsessed, T Presents brings the legendary filmmaker John Waters (Hairspray, Pink Flamingos) to Ridgefield!  Waters will perform an unforgettable night of holiday mischief with his critically acclaimed one man show, A John Waters Christmas at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Monday, December 19 at 8 pm.  Waters pokes fun at the holiday season with adult-appropriate humor, effectively "putting the X in Xmas," developing a show for the open minded and slightly left-of-center audience.  Torn between capitalism and anarchy, Waters offers his hilariously incisive take on "Christmas crazy," spreading his subversive yuletide cheer and lunacy. (more...)

MY BAR MITZVAH BRUNCH and INFINITE JETS Returns to the Annoyance
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The double feature 'My Bar Mitzvah Brunch' and 'Infinite Jets' returns to The Annoyance for one night only December 1. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

 INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. (ISC), producers of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL WITH CHARLES DICKENS. In his lifetime, Charles Dickens was recognized not only as a great writer, but as an actor. His greatest successes on the stages of Britain and the United States were his solo performances of his own work. One of the first pieces he presented to great acclaim was A Christmas Carol. A CHRISTMAS CAROL WITH CHARLES DICKENS will perform at Independent Studio from Thursday, December 8 - Sunday, December 18(Thursdays - Sundays) at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor and Playwright Mike Randall
by Mark C. Lloyd - Nov 21, 2016

BWW Interview: Actor and Playwright Mike Randall (more...)

United Solo Concludes Its 7th Season in New York
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

More than one hundred solo performers, festival supporters, special guests, and members of the theatre community took part in the United Solo Closing Gala. (more...)

Val Kilmer Comes to San Jose Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

San Jose Stage Company (Randall King, Artistic Director and Cathleen King, Executive Director), announced today that Val Kilmer will appear in person at the theatre on December 29 and December 30 to introduce two special film screenings of his one-man play about Mark Twain. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Joe Sirola Brings WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK to The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 21, 2016

Joe Sirola, who has been seen or heard in over 10,000 commercials brought his one man show "With A Little Bit Of Luck" to the Metropolitan Room yesterday. The audience didn't need much selling to realize why this fantastic actor has had such a successful career in Film, TV and on the stage.  Unlike his commercials which were replayed many times (much to his financial pleasure) it was a one time event at the world famous Cabaret on 22nd street in Manhattan.     (more...)

THE WEIR, LITTLE THING, BIG THING and More Set for Irish Theatre of Chicago's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Irish Theatre of Chicago has announced its 2016-17 Season, featuring a modern Irish classic, a Midwest premiere and a new staged reading festival of the works of emerging Irish playwrights. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Presents 'Holiday Memories'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Two perennial holiday classics by Truman Capote, "The Thanksgiving Visitor" and "A Christmas Memory," come to vivid theatrical life this December when Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre presents Russell Vandenbroucke's heartwarming stage adaptation "Holiday Memories." (more...)

BWW Interview: Jaston Williams of A WOLVERINE WALKS INTO A BAR at Stateside At The Paramount
by Frank Benge - Nov 17, 2016

Audiences first became aware of Jaston Williams as half of the citizens of Tuna, Texas with the debut of Greater Tuna in 1982. The saga continued with A Tuna Christmas, Red, White and Tuna and Tuna Does Vegas. The plays have been performed on and off Broadway at the Kennedy Center, the Edinburgh International Arts Festival, the Spoleto Festival U.S.A. and all over America. He has received Washington DC's Helen Hayes Award nominations for A Tuna Christmas and Red, White and Tuna as well as the San Francisco Bay Area Critics Award for Greater Tuna. He also received the L.A. Dramalogue Award for both Greater Tuna and A Tuna Christmas. A Tuna Christmas was published in 'Best Plays of 1995.' For several years, Jaston toured in Larry Shue's The Foreigner, for which he received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Best Actor. He performed in The Fantasticks at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre and directed the musical Bad Girls Upset By The Truth at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre. A recipient of the Texas Governors Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts by a Native Texan he performed at the White House on three occasions. His hometown of Austin, Texas has seen him perform at the State Theatre in Eugene Ionesco's The Chairs and at Zachary Scott Theatre in Jay Presson Allen's Tru, for which he received the Austin Critics Table Award for Best Actor in a drama. He has appeared at Zach Theatre in The Laramie Project and next month is joining their production of A Christmas Carol as Scrooge. His play, Romeo and Thorazine, work-shopped at Zach in November 2001. He work-shopped his autobiographical One-Man Show I'm Not Lying to critical acclaim at the State Theatre and returned it there for a full production in February of 2004 as well as a benefit performance at Washington DC's Kennedy Center. His autobiographical play Cowboy Noises premiered in Austin in February 2008 to critical acclaim. Broadway World recently sat down with Jaston for a Q & A session during the run of his latest play A WOLVERINE WALKS INTO A BAR. (more...)

VIDEO: Chris Gethard Performs Scene from Off-Broadway's CAREER SUICIDE on 'Late Show'
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

On last night's LATE SHOW, Comedian Chris Gethard returns to The Late Show to perform a harrowing scene from his new Off-Broadway One-Man Show CAREER SUICIDE. (more...)

Netflix Adds Comedy Specials From French Comedian Gad Elmaleh
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Gad's latest One Man show Gad Gone Wild, mainly performed in French will be exclusively available for Netflix members all around the world. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Present Jay Presson Allen's TRU
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Palm Beach Dramaworks presents Tru by Jay Presson Allen, opening December 2 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. (more...)

Six Playmakers Selected for 2017 Playwrights' Arena at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Six D.C.-area playmakers have been selected to participate in the third installment of Playwrights' Arena, a year-long program that invites a small group of local theater makers to investigate their artistic process and develop their dramaturgical practice. The program is co-facilitated by Arena Stage Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko and Dramaturg Jocelyn Clarke, and participants convene once per month at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Castle Craig Players to Bring THE SANTALAND DIARIES to New Haven, Collinsville & Meriden
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Forget visions of sugarplums and carols sung fireside! The Castle Craig Players are bringing back their sold-out hit from last season - THE SANTALAND DIARIES, the sardonic 'one-elf show' by award-winning American humorist David Sedaris. (more...)

Rory Albanese and Christopher Titus Headed to Comedy Works This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Comedy Works (Downtown and South) has announced upcoming headliners Rory Albanese and Christopher Titus. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Video Flash: Theatre Miniatures: A Series of Mini Video Profiles - No. 2: Brian P. Allen
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Nov 11, 2016

Following the first installment of my Theatre Miniature series - a profile of Curt Dale Clark - this second mini-video takes a look at the indefatigable Executive and Artistic Director of Portland's Good Theater, Brian P. Allen. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Presents 'Holiday Memories' this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Two perennial holiday classics by Truman Capote, "The Thanksgiving Visitor" and "A Christmas Memory," come to vivid theatrical life this December when Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre presents Russell Vandenbroucke's heartwarming stage adaptation "Holiday Memories" for 8 performances only. (more...)

Early Grave, Fashionably Late at The Butterfly Club this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

An artfully-embellished One-Man Show with sleuthing, vermouthing, and a mimed penny-farthing chase. Comedy for those who keep their brow high and their bow tied. (more...)

James Saito Takes on One Night Only Reading of Award-Winning Bulgarian Play
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation and The New Literature from Europe Festival present Madam Mishima by Elena Alexieva - one man show inspired by the death of one of Japan's great post-war novelists Yukio Mishima. (more...)

BWW Review: SANTALAND DIARIES at ZACH Theatre
by Joni Lorraine - Dec 6, 2016

ZACH's A Christmas Carol isn't the only game in town, ya know? Before Dave Steakley masterminded the mashup of the classic Dickens tale with contemporary hit music there was another staple of the Austin holiday theatre scene, ok? Martin Burke has been doling out shade on the holiday madness by way of David Sedaris' classic SANTALAND DIARIES since William Jefferson Clinton was in office. And there's practically no crying and sentiment and warm fuzzy Christmas cheer to be found in it, thank GOODNESS, fer CRYINOUTLOUD! (more...)

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater to Present ROCKET TO THE MOON This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater has announced its 5th anniversary production, returning to its roots with Clifford Odets' Rocket to the Moon.  (more...)

FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE Announces January Lineup for Kraine Theater and UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE has announced  the January lineup for its venues the Kraine Theater and UNDER St. Marks. See the full schedule below: (more...)

BWW Review: THE SANTALAND DIARIES - An Elf-ing Good, Behind-the-Scenes Exposé of Macy's Santa
by Gil Kaan - Dec 5, 2016

Humorist David Sedaris' Christmas classic THE SANTALAND DIARIES receives a successfully fun mounting by the Santa Monica Playhouse. Sedaris fills his One-Man Show with loads of different characters, which a charismatic Patrick Censoplano effortlessly handles. Censoplano seamlessly morphs and delineates into dozens of characters. (more...)

Lucid Software Named a Multiple Winner in Best in Biz Awards 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

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East Lynne Theater Company's Announces 2017 Season and Season Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company announces its 2017 Cape May Mainstage Season. As usual, it includes classic gems, a world premiere, and radio-style shows. This year's theme is 'The American Dream.' (more...)

Kelli Barclay, Richard J. Hinds, Randy Skinner and More to Lead GOODSPEED MOVERS BOOT CAMP in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals wants to help singers and actors to succeed in dance auditions.  In keeping with our mission to educate and support artists, Goodspeed will offer its first Goodspeed Movers Boot Camp January 6 - 8, 2017 at Pearl Studios in NYC.  (more...)

Steven J. Burge to Play Heavenly Father After Wesley Taylor Departs AN ACT OF GOD in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway/Cabaret announces today that Wesley Taylor, Broadway star and fan favorite in the NBC TV show 'Smash,' will play God through January 22. Steven J. Burge will assume the role of God starting January 24. (more...)

Lionel Hampton's Big Band feat. Jason Marsalis, The Cowsills, and MORE at the Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

See what's happening at the Cutting Room! (more...)

Performing Arts Shine in Downtown Lancaster this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Downtown Lancaster Serves Up  Class and Variety This Holiday Season! Concerts at The Ware Center and The Trust Performing Arts Center bring something for everyone this holiday season. (more...)

Actor Keo Woolford Passes Away at Age 49
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Hawaiian actor Keo Woolford passed away on Monday at the age of 49. He suffered a severe stroke three days earlier.  (more...)

Hugh Jackaman to Star in THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN
by Movies News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Hugh Jackman has signed on for the big screen adaptation of THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN from 20th Century Fox. (more...)

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