One Night with Fanny Brice

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St. Luke's Theatre (New York, NY)
308 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Running Time
1 hour and 55 minutes, with intermission
Schedule
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2pm
Sundays at 2pm and 7pm
Price
$36.50-$59.50
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Kimberly Faye Greenberg, currently playing Sylvia in Danny & Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical (The NY Times reviewer wrote "Sylvia is nimbly potrayed by Kimberly Faye Greenberg as loving, yet with a ruthless edge. Greenberg sings beautifully, conveying (Sylvia) Fine's love for the most undisciplined Kaye along with her astute, apparently sharklike business aptitude.) stars as the original funny girl , Fanny Brice, in a new musical, written by ASCAP Award -winner Chip Deffaa.

Musical numbers include "Bill Bailey", "I Am Always Chasing Rainbows", "Second Hand Rose", "My Man", and "You Made Me Love You".

"One Night with Fanny Brice brings Fanny's historical contemporaries to life : Flo Ziegfeld, Eddie Cantor, Gypsy Rose Lee, Billy Rose, W.C. Fields, Al Jolson and all the lowlifes associated with Nicky Arnstein" - The Washington (DC) Examiner

"One Nigth with Fanny Brice delivers what it promises... This may be as close as devotees will ever get to (Fanny Brice) ... An interesting look back." Sun Gazette Newspapers

Kimberly Fay Greenberg is a "warm, sassy diva" as Fanny Brice - AP News

Two Fanny Brices to Share the Stage 9/08-13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

Theater-goers may be seeing double in the coming week as two different actresses-one in her 60s, the other in her teens-offer radically different interpretations of the same role, portraying legendary singing comedienne Fanny Brice. Both seasoned pro Patricia Dell, 63, and rising newcomer Chloe Brooks, 17, will appear in productions of ASCAP award-winning writer Chip Deffaa's musical play "One Night with Fanny Brice." (more...)

Casting Announced for Chip Deffaa's New Show THE IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Casting has just been announced for the 13th Street Rep's forthcoming production of ASCAP Award-winning playwright/director Chip Deffaa's new show "The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue." The show, which opens November 9th, will be the third production of Deffaa's to play this year at the 13th Street Theater. (more...)

Casting Announced for Off-Broadway's IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Casting has just been announced for the 13th Street Rep's forthcoming production of ASCAP Award-winning playwright/director Chip Deffaa's new show "The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue." The show, which opens November 9th, will be the third production of Deffaa's to play this year at the 13th Street Theater (50 W. 13th Street, NYC, www.13thstreetrep.org); the others are Deffaa's "One Night with Fanny Brice" and "Theater Boys," playing in repertory at the theater this fall. (more...)

THEATER BOYS to Offer Talkbacks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The 13th Street Repertory Theater will offer talkbacks--in which audience members can ask any questions they like of the actors, playwright, and choreographers-after select performances of ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa's new musical comedy, "Theater Boys." The show-about actors auditioning for a gay musical--opens Sunday, September 21st. Talkbacks will held after the following performances: Sunday, September 21st at 3 p.m; Thursday, September 25th at 7 pm; Sunday, September 28th at 3 p.m.; Thursday, October 2nd at 7 pm; Sunday, October 5th at 3 p.m.; Thursday, Oct 9th at 7 pm; Sunday, October 12th at 3 p.m; Thursday October 16th at 7 p.m.; Thursday, October 23rd at 7 pm; Sunday, October 26th at 3 pm. (more...)

Anneliese van der Pol to Lead GHOSTLIGHT Reading, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

'That's So Raven' star Anneliese van der Pol has joined the cast of the highly anticipated industry reading of Martin and Realbuto's Ghostlight. Van der Pol will play the central role of Olive Thomas, joining previously announced Tony Award nominee Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll and Hyde), Rachel Bay Jones (Pippin), Jennifer Hope Wills (Wonderful Town), Trevor McQueen (Annie Get Your Gun), and Kimberly Faye Greenberg (One Night with Fanny Brice). The industry reading will take place on December 2nd at the famed New 42nd Street Studios. Ghostlight had a sold out and extended run at the Signature Theatre in 2011 as part of NYMF. The show has been revamped since then. Alison Holman will provide musical direction for the upcoming reading. Matthew Martin and Tim Realbuto wrote the book, music, and lyrics, and will also co-direct, the same duty they performed during the NYMF production. (more...)

Tim Realbuto and Jenna Leigh Green Kick Off WUNDERKIND Songwriting Competition; Deadline 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Tim Realbuto and Jenna Leigh Green have announced the next leg of submissions for their Wunderkind songwriting competition. Writers are encouraged to submit original material to be performed at each stop on Realbuto's Wunderkind tour. The next performance is on Monday, October 13th at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. The winner of the last contest was Andrew J. Hanley (pictured here with Green and Realbuto), whose song 'Love Me' was performed at Realbuto's Triad show on September 1st. (more...)

13th Street Rep Launching THEATER BOYS Show and CD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

It's the biggest, most ambitious undertaking in years for the historic 13th Street Repertory Theater, at 50 West 13th Street, NYC. On September 21st, they'll be launching ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa's new musical comedy "Theater Boys"-and also, during the run, the cast album for the show. (more...)

Tim Realbuto's WUNDERKIND Tour to Honor Joan Rivers at the Laurie Beechman; Orlando, LA on the Horizon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Award winning actor/writer Tim Realbuto (Ghostlight; The Emperor's Club), who recently had a critically acclaimed and sold-out (not-so-solo) solo show at 54 Below entitled Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help), is currently touring his new show this fall entitled Tim Realbuto: Wunderkind. The new show features Realbuto talking about his life growing up in the theatre, with the help of some very special guest stars. (more...)

Off-Broadway's Kimberly Faye Greenberg Lands Supporting Role in Indie Film MADE FROM SCRATCH
by Movies News Desk - Oct 5, 2012

Kimberly Faye Greenberg, the first and only actress to perform Leading Roles in two Off-Broadway musicals at the same time (Sylvia Fine in Danny and Sylvia, the Danny Kaye Musical, which had a successful three year run, and, Fanny Brice in the solo show One Night with Fanny Brice, for which she received critical acclaim) has landed a supporting role in the new independent film MADE FROM SCRATCH, which begins shooting November 27th in Atlanta, GA. (more...)

Childers, Greenberg Set for BROADWAY DOES DISNEY, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2011

Helen Hayes Award winner Brian Childers (Danny and Sylvia) and Kimberly Faye Greenberg (One Night with Fanny Brice, Ghostlight at NYMF) will lend their voices to Broadway Does Disney, a one-night cabaret performance to benefit Theatrical Gems. (more...)

Megan Taylor Joins Cast of BROADWAY DOES DISNEY Concert, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2011

Megan Taylor is stepping into Broadway Does Disney at the last minute to replace Tricia Burns (Fat Camp, My Big Gay Italian Wedding), who has withdrawn due to illness. She joins Helen Hayes Award winner Brian Childers (Danny and Sylvia) and Kimberly Faye Greenberg (One Night with Fanny Brice, Ghostlight at NYMF). Broadway Does Disney is a one-night cabaret performance to benefit Theatrical Gems. (more...)

Kimberly Faye Greenberg Stars in Beautiful Soup's U.S. Premiere of LIFT, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Kimberly Faye Greenberg (One Night with Fanny Brice) will star in Beautiful Soup Theater's upcoming American premiere of LIFT. A smash hit at London's SoHo Theatre, LIFT played to sold out crowds earlier this year in a production from Pitch Perfect Musicals. It makes its New York bow in a new production directed by Steven Carl McCasland. (more...)

Kimberly Faye Greenberg Presents FABULOUS FANNY: THE SONGS AND STORIES OF FANNY BRICE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2013

With the popularity of her Fanny performances in the Off-Broadway solo show One Night with Fanny Brice and in Ghostlight (NYMF), Kimberly Faye Greenberg has now created an intimate new 'Fanny Brice' solo show, Fabulous Fanny: The Songs and Stories of Fanny Brice. Justin Boccitto and Michael Blevins' company, The Group Theatre Too, brings the production to Stage 72 at the Triad tonight, March 5th at 7pm. In Fabulous Fanny Kimberly shares her extensive research not as another tribute, but to personally reveal Fanny's heart and humor, soul and song. (more...)

Group Theatre Too Presents New Fanny Brice Show, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2013

With the popularity of her Fanny performances in the Off-Broadway solo show One Night with Fanny Brice and in Ghostlight (NYMF), Kimberly Faye Greenberg has now created an intimate new "Fanny Brice" solo show, Fabulous Fanny: The Songs and Stories of Fanny Brice. Justin Boccitto and Michael Blevins' company, The Group Theatre Too, brings the production to Stage 72 at the Triad this March 5th at 7pm. (more...)

Tim Realbuto's Show at 54 Below to Feature Leavel, Klena, and More Broadway Vets, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Tim Realbuto's 54 Below Concert with Anneliese van der Pol scheduled for July 24th has been cancelled due to a scheduling commitment van der Pol could not postpone. However, the venue has asked Realbuto to perform a solo show instead. (more...)

ASCAP Award-winning Writer Chip Deffaa to Give Talkback on ONE NIGHT WITH FANNY BRICE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2014

ASCAP award-winning writer Chip Deffaa, joined by director Rachel Hundert and star Chloe Brooks, will give a talkback on the legendary Fanny Brice, after Monday's performance of Deffaa's show, 'One Night with Fanny Brice,' at the 13th Street Repertory Company (50 W. 13th St., NYC, www.13thStreetRep.org). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/5/14 - Tonys Pop-Up Shop, All-Asian OLIVER!, Kenneth Branagh & More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 5, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The Tony Awards are fast approaching and BWW will be bringing you an inside look at rehearsals, plus performances at the Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop today. The Interfaith Awards Gala is tonight, NAAP's all-Asian OLIVER! begins performances, Kenneth Branagh makes his NY stage debut and more! (more...)

Off-Broadway's ONE NIGHT WITH FANNY BRICE to Take Summer Hiatus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

"One Night with Fanny Brice," which opened Off-Broadway at St. Luke's Theater on 46th Street in 2011 and moved to the 13th Street Theater (50 W. 13th St., New York City) in 2013, will go on summer hiatus following the Monday, June 9th performance. The show will resume performances at the 13th Street Theater in September. This summer, the show will play at the Open Eye Theater (Amie Brockway, Artistic Director) in the Catskills. The show is published/licensed by Leicester Bay Theatricals. The Off-Broadway cast album, released by Original Cast Records, is available from Amazon, CDBaby, iTunes, etc. (more...)

13th Street Repertory Company to Present IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

The most popular single songwriter in history, Irving Berlin wrote more hits-and made more money-than any of his competitors. But no one has told Berlin's life story. Until now! ASCAP award-winning writer Chip Deffaa-who wrote and directed such Off-Broadway successes as 'George M. Cohan Tonight!' and 'One Night with Fanny Brice'-has now dramatized the life of Irving Berlin. His musical play, 'Irving Berlin's America'--co-starring stage/screen veteran Michael Townsend Wright and young Giuseppe Bausilio from Broadway's 'Billy Elliot' and 'Newsies'--opens June 15th at the 13th Street Repertory Theater. The premiere recording (Original Cast Records) has recently been released to enthusiastic reviews. (more...)

IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA, Starring Michael Townsend Wright and Giuseppe Bausilio, to Open 6/15 at 13th Street Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

The most popular single songwriter in history, Irving Berlin wrote more hits-and made more money-than any of his competitors. But no one has told Berlin's life story. Until now! ASCAP award-winning writer Chip Deffaa-who wrote and directed such Off-Broadway successes as 'George M. Cohan Tonight!' and 'One Night with Fanny Brice'-has now dramatized the life of Irving Berlin. His musical play, 'Irving Berlin's America'--co-starring stage/screen veteran Michael Townsend Wright and young Giuseppe Bausilio from Broadway's 'Billy Elliot' and 'Newsies'--opens June 15th at the 13th Street Repertory Theater. (more...)

Tim Realbuto to Appear on Fox 5's GOOD DAY NEW YORK STREET TALK & More to Promote 7/24 54 Below Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Award winning writer/performer Tim Realbuto will be guest on several upcoming television shows to promote his star-studded (not-so-solo) solo show at 54 Below, which is entitled Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help) and will tell the story of his life growing up in show business with hilarity and poignancy. He's enlisted the help of some top stars to play characters in his life, voices in his head, and sometimes (when things get too tough), they will even play Tim himself. (more...)

Songs of Seth Bisen-Hersh to Support Humane Society of New York at BROADWAY MEOWS CONCERT, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The 6th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, one night only, Monday, July 21st at 7pm. (more...)

IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA to Offer Talkbacks at 13th Street Rep, Now thru 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

The 13th Street Repertory Theater will offer audience talkbacks after the following performances of Chip Deffaa's new musical play 'Irving Berlin's America': Sunday, June 22nd at 8 p.m.; Thursday, June 26th at 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 29th at 8 p.m.; Monday, June 30th at 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 6th at 8 p.m.; and Thursday, July 10th at 8 p.m. (more...)

Julie D'Moure, Justin Anthony Long and More Join Tim Realbuto in ALONE (WITH PLENTY OF HELP) at 54 Below, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Tim Realbuto has announced that he has added a four-person ensemble to his upcoming 54 Below show, which has previously announced a starry line-up of guests. (more...)

IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA Celebrates Milestones
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Chip Deffaa's new musical play "Irving Berlin's America," which opened Sunday, June 15th at the 13th Street Repertory Theater, will have a post-performance celebration tonight (Thursday June 19th). "We're inviting the audience to stay after the show for some cake and soda, and a post-show discussion with the cast about Berlin. We have a lot to celebrate," noted writer/director Deffaa. "The show, which just opened, has just found a publisher. And we're celebrating the birthday of costar Giuseppe Bausilio, who is turning 17. If there's a more talented 17-year-old out there, I haven't met him! And if that were not enough, this is also the anniversary of the day Berlin copyrighted his first hit, more than 100 years ago!" (more...)

Christina Bianco and Laurissa Romain Join Tim Realbuto at 54 Below, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Drama Desk Award Nominee CHRISTINA BIANCO (Forbidden Broadway; NEWSical The Musical) and South Pacific's LAURISSA ROMAIN ('Finally Famous'; 'The Voice') join the starry line-up of special guests for Tim Realbuto's upcoming (not so) solo show at 54 Below entitled Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help). (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for SHADES OF BLUE and WHAT WAS LOST at Beautiful Soup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

After Beautiful Soup Theater's acclaimed and sold-out production of Little Wars in April, they proudly presents the last two works in Steven Carl McCasland's trilogy examining women in the arts. Complete casting for both plays has been announced. (more...)

Pennylynn White & More Join Beautiful Soup's WHAT WAS LOST; Complete Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

After Beautiful Soup Theater's acclaimed and sold-out production of Little Wars in April, they'll present the last two works in Steven Carl McCasland's trilogy examining women in the arts. (more...)

Patricia Dell to Star in ONE NIGHT WITH FANNY BRICE at Open Eye Theater in the Catskills, Beg. 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

In a career spanning 50 years, Patricia Dell has done a little bit of almost everything, playing everywhere from carnivals to opera halls, to main stages across the US. The one thing she's never done -- until now -- is carry off a one-woman show. She opens Thursday, July 10th at the Open Eye Theater in the Catskills (www.theopeneyetheater.org), in ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa's one-woman show "One Night with Fanny Brice." (more...)

Kimberly Faye Greenberg Releases 'FABULOUS FANNY' Album
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Kimberly Faye Greenberg is quickly becoming the 'go-to' gal for Fanny Brice, the legendary first female torch singer and comedienne of her time. A 1920's Ziegfeld Follies star, recording artist, film actor and voice of 'Baby Snooks' on the radio for 25 years, the Broadway musical Funny Girl, which then became a movie, was based on her life. Kimberly has been said to be 'the closest you will ever get to the real Funny Girl'. She won critics over when she appeared as 'Fanny' in the solo show One Night with Fanny Brice, Off-Broadway, receiving critical acclaim and a nomination for an IBTA Best Solo Performance Award. (more...)

Kristen Gehling to Play Bankhead in SHADES OF BLUE, 8/27-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Beautiful Soup has announced that Kristen Gehling will replace the previously announced Francesca MacAaron as legendary stage and star screen Tallulah Bankhead in SHADES OF BLUE: THE DECLINE AND FALL OF LADY DAY... Gehling will also appear in repertory as famed director Margo Jones in WHAT WAS LOST. (more...)

Arbender Robinson, Witti Repartee, and More Sing THE BILLIE HOLIDAY SONGBOOK for Beautiful Soup, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

Arbender Robinson (Broadway's Les Miserables, Beautiful and The Book of Mormon) and nightlife personality Witti Repartee join Beautiful Soup Theater for an evening of stories and songs. Celebrating the music and life of Billie Holiday, whose life inspired Steven Carl McCasland's Shades Of Blue: The Decline & Fall Of Lady Day, this concert evening will benefit Beautiful Soup's World Premiere Production of that play. The previously announced Shades Of Blue... will run in repertory with McCasland's What Was Lost, a study of Laurette Taylor and Tennessee Williams at The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre beginning August 27th. (more...)

Nora Fox, Teresa Hui, Miriam Kushel, Luis Salgado Join 2014 BROADWAY MEOWS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The 6th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, one night only, Monday, July 21st at 7pm. The evening will be comprised of songs by composer/ lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh. (more...)

Kimberly Faye Greenberg to Star in Beautiful Soup's U.S. Premiere of LIFT, Begin. 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

Kimberly Faye Greenberg (One Night with Fanny Brice) will star in Beautiful Soup Theater's upcoming American premiere of LIFT. A smash hit at London's SoHo Theatre, LIFT played to sold out crowds earlier this year in a production from Pitch Perfect Musicals. It makes its New York bow in a new production directed by Steven Carl McCasland. (more...)

Richard Pryor, Jr. Set for Beautiful Soup's Celebration of Flops, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Richard Pryor, Jr. is set to join Beautiful Soup Theater for their one-night-only concert celebration of Broadway's biggest flops on Sunday, January 26th at 7:00pm. (more...)

Group Theatre Too Presents New Fanny Brice Show, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2013

With the popularity of her Fanny performances in the Off-Broadway solo show One Night with Fanny Brice and in Ghostlight (NYMF), Kimberly Faye Greenberg has now created an intimate new "Fanny Brice" solo show, Fabulous Fanny: The Songs and Stories of Fanny Brice. Justin Boccitto and Michael Blevins' company, The Group Theatre Too, brings the production to Stage 72 at the Triad this March 5th at 7pm. (more...)

Kimberly Faye Greenberg Presents FABULOUS FANNY: THE SONGS AND STORIES OF FANNY BRICE, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2013

With the popularity of her Fanny performances in the Off-Broadway solo show One Night with Fanny Brice and in Ghostlight (NYMF), Kimberly Faye Greenberg has now created an intimate new "Fanny Brice" solo show, Fabulous Fanny: The Songs and Stories of Fanny Brice. Justin Boccitto and Michael Blevins' company, The Group Theatre Too, brings the production to Stage 72 at the Triad this March 5th at 7pm. In Fabulous Fanny Kimberly shares her extensive research not as another tribute, but to personally reveal Fanny's heart and humor, soul and song. (more...)

Anneliese van der Pol, Carolee Carmello & More Set for GHOSTLIGHT Reading Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

The highly anticipated industry reading of the new musical Ghostlight, starring Anneliese van der Pol ('That's So Raven'; Beauty and the Beast); Three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello (Scandalous; 'Smash'); Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll and Hyde; Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark); Rachel Bay Jones (Pippin; Hair); Jennifer Hope Wills (The Phantom of the Opera; Wonderful Town); Kimberly Faye Greenberg (One Night with Fanny Brice; Ghostlight at NYMF); and Trevor McQueen (Annie Get Your Gun; S'Wonderful), will offer two performances tomorrow, December 3rd, at The New 42nd Street Studios in NYC. (more...)

Chloe Brooks, 17, Stars as FANNY BRICE at 13th Street Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Playwright Chip Deffaa says he never dreamed, when his musical play "One Night with Fanny Brice," first opened Off-Broadway at St. Luke's Theater in the 2011-2012 season, that the starring role would someday be played by a teenager. Over the past three years, stars in their 30s, 40s, and 60s have played the show, which transferred in 2013 to the 13th Street Repertory Theater. Chloe Brooks, who now stars in the show, after previously serving as an understudy, is just 17. (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Melissa Dye & Abigail Ludrof to Join Tim Realbuto for First WUNDERKIND Tour Stop, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Tony Award nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q; "Scrubs"), Melissa Dye (Into the Woods; Grease), and Abigail Ludrof (The HVAC Plays; Ghostlight) will join Tim Realbuto on the first stop of his Wunderkind tour this Monday, September 1st. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Pennylynn White and More in Beautiful Soup's WHAT WAS LOST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Steven Carl McCasland is a rising voice in the world of theatre. After their acclaimed and sold-out production of Little Wars in April, Beautiful Soup presents the last two works in McCasland's trilogy. The plays examine the lives of historical women in the arts. Beginning on August 27th, Shades of Blue: The Decline and Fall of Lady Day and What Was Lost, an examination of Laurette Taylor's preparation for The Glass Menagerie, will open at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre. Scroll down for a first look at WHAT WAS LOST onstage! (more...)

THEATER BOYS to Premiere at 13th Street Rep this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Casting has just been announced for the 13th Street Rep's production of ASCAP Award-winning playwright Chip Deffaa's new musical comedy 'Theater Boys.' The show, which opens September 21st, will run in repertory this fall at the 13th Street Repertory Theater (50 W. 13th Street, NYC,,www.13thstreetrep.org), along with Deffaa's musical play 'One Night with Fanny Brice' (starring Chloe Brooks), and Israel Horovotz's 'Line' (now in its 40th year at the theater), which is New York's longest-running production. A cast album for 'Theater Boys'--now in the works--will be released in October. And the Rep, according to founder/artistic director Edith O'Hara, has plans to present two additional shows by Deffaa, following 'Theater Boys.' (more...)

Casting Announced for THEATER BOYS at the 13th Street Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

Casting has just been announced for the 13th Street Rep's production of ASCAP Award-winning playwright Chip Deffaa's new musical comedy 'Theater Boys.' The show, which opens September 21st, will run in repertory this Fall at the 13th Street Theater (more...)

Tim Realbuto Set for Mini NYC Tour of WUNDERKIND This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

Award-winning actor/writer Tim Realbuto, who recently had a critically acclaimed and sold-out (not-so-solo) solo show at 54 Below entitled Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help), will tour a new show this fall. Realbuto and his publicist Laurie Sheppard recently announced that Tim has tweaked the show and will present it as mini three-stop New York City tour under the new name Tim Realbuto: Wunderkind. (more...)

Bettina Coley Denson Joins Cast of Beautiful Soup Theater's SHADES OF BLUE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Beautiful Soup has announced that Bettina Coley will replace the previously announced Carol Sims as Billie Holiday's mother, Sadie Fagan, in SHADES OF BLUE: THE DECLINE AND FALL OF LADY DAY... The play marks Denson's Beautiful Soup debut, in which she'll appear opposite her husband Ron Denson, who plays Holiday's final husband Louis McKay. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Beautiful Soup's WHAT WAS LOST and SHADES OF BLUE in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Steven Carl McCasland is a rising voice in the world of theatre. After their acclaimed and sold-out production of Little Wars in April, Beautiful Soup presents the last two works in McCasland's trilogy. The plays examine the lives of historical women in the arts. Beginning on August 27th, Shades of Blue: The Decline and Fall of Lady Day and What Was Lost, an examination of Laurette Taylor's preparation for The Glass Menagerie, will open at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Realbuto/Green Songwriting Winners Attended 54 Below's TIM REALBUTO: ALONE (WITH PLENTY OF HELP) as Prize
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

The winners of the previously announced Tim Realbuto/Jenna Leigh Green songwriting competition are Nathan Brisby and Lizzie Hagstedt, who wrote the original winning piece entitled Mesa Song. As part of their prize, they both received free tickets to Realbuto's star- studded 54 Below show last week, a chance to hear Mr. Realbuto and Ms. Green sing their original song in front of a live audience at 54 Below, as well as a meet and greet with Jenna and Tim after the show in the upstairs greenroom. (more...)

Marathon Tickets Now on Sale for Beautiful Soup Theater's WHAT WAS LOST and SHADES OF BLUE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Beautiful Soup Theater will offer discounted marathon ticketing for both plays in their repertory program later this month. Audiences can save $6 and see both plays for $30 on marathon days: Saturday, August 30th, Wednesday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 7th. Simply select the 'See Both Plays' option at http://beautifulsoup.showclix.com. (more...)

Beautiful Soup to Present Laurette Taylor, Tennessee Williams and Billie Holiday in Rep, Beg. 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Steven Carl McCasland is a rising voice in the world of theatre. After their acclaimed and sold-out production of Little Wars in April, Beautiful Soup presents the last two works in McCasland's trilogy. The plays examine the lives of historical women in the arts. Beginning on August 27th, Shades of Blue: The Decline and Fall of Lady Day and What Was Lost, an examination of Laurette Taylor's preparation for The Glass Menagerie, will open at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre. (more...)

Trevor McQueen Withdraws from Tomorrow's OUTCASTS LIKE US Concert at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Popular up and coming writers Tim Realbuto and Matthew Martin (creators of the Broadway-bound musical Ghostlight) will be doing their second concert at 54 Below, following their hugely successful concert last month. This encore presentation is entitled Outcasts Like Us: More Songs by Martin and Realbuto and will benefit the charity STOMP Out Bullying. This brand new show will feature songs from Ghostlight, well-known covers, as well as songs from their new musical, which they have yet to announce. (more...)

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