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Riverwest Theatre (New York, NY)

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The last word in beauty. Pageant is a pageant. Judges selected from the audience actually vote and determine the winner who, therefore, may be different at each performance. The show takes its shots not by mocking the pageant from the outside, but by being one. The six contestants compete for the title of Miss Glamouresse (Glamouresse being a cosmetics company). Miss Deep South, Miss West Coast, Miss Great Plains, Miss Bible Belt, Miss Industrial Northeast. and Miss Texas and compete in evening gowns, talent, swim-wear and spokemodeling, plus the finalists answer actual calls from the Glamouresse Beauty Crisis Hotline.


West Coast Premiere of TITUS ANDRONICUS JR. to Open in June at Sacred Fools Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

?Table 8 Productions makes its Hollywood Fringe Festival debut with a twisted premiere: Titus Andronicus, Jr., written and directed by Creative Director Troy Heard, at the Sacred Fools Theater Second Stage, June 5th through 28th. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michigan Native Teri Hansen Says THE SOUND OF MUSIC Will Fill Your Heart with Joy at Fisher Theatre!
by Katie Laban - May 9, 2016

Michigan native Teri Hansen loves performing in The Sound of Music because the audiences are just as emotionally involved in the show as she is. "When the curtain goes up, there is an audible gasp because of this gorgeous set and beautiful start," she said. "Then we really start to tell this tale; this dangerous and urgent story, yet a love story as well. You can feel the audience right at the beginning of the show and during it they are edging forward on their seats until the end when they are on their feet going right over the mountain with the Von Trapp family." (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Howard McGillin & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Flume to Embark on Massive World Tour, Playing North American Dates This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Acclaimed Australian artist Flume will embark on a massive global tour this year with more than 70 dates worldwide to celebrate the release of his highly anticipated forthcoming album Skin, out May 27 on Mom + Pop. (more...)

Works by John Patrick Shanley, Jose Rivera and More Round Out Vassar & New York Stage and Film's 2016 Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Vassar & New York Stage and Film announced today the complete list of programming for its 32nd Powerhouse Season, which runs June 24 to July 31 at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. (more...)

Batabano Cayman Islands Festival Astonishes With Thousands of Spectacular Costumes, Food, Drink and Music
by Anton Anderssen - May 4, 2016

The Batabano Cayman Islands Festival is a spectacle of color, dance, music, food, drink and celebration. Held annually in May, Miss Cayman Islands shares her passion about this theatrical event. (more...)

Celebrate Mother's Day at Dena Blizzard's ONE FUNNY MOTHER Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Another Mother's Day is right around the corner! Forget the flowers, the chocolate -- and even brunch -- and treat your mom to an evening of laughs she will not soon forget. (more...)

Jed Resnick, Katie Thompson & More Set for WOODY - A NEW FAIRY TALE Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

'Woody - A New Fairytale' will be given an industry reading at Signature Theatre this Tuesday, May 31st. The reading will feature a cast of 13 starring: (more...)

Lewis Del Mar to Join Borns On Tour This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Lewis Del Mar will join BØRNS on tour this summer and have also confirmed select dates supporting Glass Animals. See full itinerary below and visit (more...)

Marin Shakespeare Company to Present THE TAMING, 6/24-7/17
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Marin Shakespeare Company, Marin County's professional and award-winning outdoor summer Shakespeare festival, opens its 2016 season with Bay Area playwright Lauren Gunderson's smart and funny 'The Taming.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Nick Cearley in '...AND THEN I WROTE...' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2016

Nick Cearley recently brought '...And Then I Wrote A Song About It' in Concert, presented at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, on May 13. Check out videos from the evening below! (more...)

Kristin Kontrol Announces Headline Tour in Support of Debut Album 'X-Communicate'
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Kristin Kontrol will kick off an East Coast tour on June 15 at BSP in Kingston, NY. After the short headline run, which will wrap up on June 22 at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn, NY, she'll be opening for Garbage. (more...)

Check Out Quotables from THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON - Week of 5/16
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

Below, check out quotables from NBC's 'THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON' for the week of May 16-2o. (more...)

Garbage Release Music Video for 'Empty', New Album 'Strange Little Birds' Out 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Garbage (Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson and Butch Vig) today released a new music video for their single 'Empty' from their forthcoming album Strange Little Birds due out on June 10th on the band's own STUNVOLUME Records. (more...)

LA's Award-winning Best Badass Burlesque Returns with THE WRONG SHOW at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

LA's award-winning "Best Badass Burlesque" show returns with the show you Hate to Love, and Love to Hate - The Wrong Show:  Trigger Happy A Night of Politically Incorrect Burlesque  (more...)

Bedlam to Return to Cambridge with Two Versions of TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present Bedlam performing their two version of TWELFTH NIGHT: TWELFTH NIGHT (or WHAT YOU WILL) and WHAT YOU WILL (or TWELFTH NIGHT). Both plays are the text of TWELFTH NIGHT written by William Shakespeare. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Sets Complete Cast, Creative Team for 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) continues their 2016 season with the musical comedy classic 42ND STREET. (more...)

Garbage Announce 'Strange Little Birds' Headlining U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Garbage (Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson and Butch Vig) have announced the 'Strange Little Birds' U.S. tour in support of their forthcoming new album Strange Little Birds. (more...)

Ariel Rivka Dance to Kick Off Ninth Season Festival with Guest Artists, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

New York City, NY (For Release 3.30.16) — Known for capturing the duality of strength and grace, Ariel Rivka Dance (ARD) celebrates its ninth season with a special, contemporary dance festival comprising five world premieres by four of today's top choreographers all on one stage. Curated by ARD, this elegant array of diverse dance and live musicians showcases new works by Ariel Grossman of ARD, soloist Elisa King, Heidi Latsky of Heidi Latsky Dance, and Pascal Rioult of RIOULT Dance NY. (Program details are below.) (more...)

Jeff Perry & Ora Jones to Star in LOVE KILLS Concert Reading at Steppenwolf This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has added an additional offering to the LookOut summer lineup in the new 1700 Theatre, 1700 N Halsted. Love Kills: A Concert Reading by writer/composer Kyle Jarrow is a new rock musical about the famous teen spree killer Charlie Starkweather starring Steppenwolf ensemble members Jeff Perry and Ora Jones with Patrick Rooney. Directed by Kent Paul with musical direction by Matt Hinkley, there will be five performances: Friday, July 1 at 8pm, Saturday July 2 and Sunday, July 3 at 2:30 and 8pm. The producers are Ellen Raphael, Kent Paul and Tommy Russell. Tickets ($25) are available now through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted) 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Salty Brine to Debut New Cabaret Inspired by Neutral Milk Hotel
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Salty Brine announces the premiere of a new cabaret, How Strange It Is, as the latest installment in his series, Salty Brine's Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret. Salty Brine's Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret, which performs every Wednesday as part of Brine's residency at The Red Room (85 E. 4th St.), explores a different iconic album each month in a live cabaret setting.  How Strange It Is, inspired by Neutral Milk Hotel's breakthrough album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, will run on June 8, 15, 22 and 29 with an additional performance on Friday, June 24. On Wednesdays (June 8, 15, 22, 29) doors open at 7:30pm and shows begin at 8:00pm. On Friday, June 24, doors open at 7:00pm with the show beginning at 7:30pm. (more...)

I'LL SAY SHE IS Opened 92 Years Ago Today; Revival to Begin May 28 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

I'LL SAY SHE IS, the legendary musical comedy that was the Broadway debut of the Marx Brothers, originally opened 92 years ago today -- on May 19, 1924 at the 875-seat Casino Theatre on Broadway at 39th Street. It played for 313 performances before being lost to history. Thanks to Grouch Marx enthusiast Noah Diamond, I'LL SAY SHE IS will return to the stage in a historic new production at The Connelly Theater beginning previews May 28. (more...)

LIKE YOU LIKE IT Gets Studio Cast Recording, Out This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Broadway Records has announced that the star-studded studio cast recording of LIKE YOU LIKE IT will be released digitally and in stores on September 23, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Justin Matthew Sargent and More in BRAVE NEW WORLD Premiere at NC Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The world premiere of the musical BRAVE NEW WORLD opened this past weekend at North Carolina Stage Company in Asheville, NC. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action, plus photos from the opening festivities! (more...)

Seth Sikes Returning to Feinstein's/54 Below, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Seth Sikes, of whom NY Arts Review said, "may well be one of the saviors of the Great American Songbook" will return to FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW on Wednesday, June 8th at 7:00PM in his critically acclaimed show Seth Sikes Sings Liza Minnelli, an evening of Minnelli's most popular songs. (more...)

A Red Orchid Extends Ike Holter's SENDER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

?Due to popular demand, A Red Orchid Theatre adds six performances to the run of the world premiere of Sender by Ike Holter, directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. Featuring Ensemble Member Steve Haggard, the cast of Sender also includes McKenzie Chinn, Mary Williamson and Steven Wilson. The extension includes Saturday matinees as well as additional weeknight performances. Sender will now run through June 4, 2016. A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N Wells. Tickets to extension performances go on sale Thursday, May 12, 2016.   (more...)

Holly Penfield to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko with THE RHYTHM OF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome the return of San Francisco native Holly Penfield with her newest show, The Rhythm of Life, for two performances only - Friday, July 15 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, July 16 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Cast Announced for Lauren Gunderson's THE TAMING at Shakespeare & Company
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Shakespeare & Company opens its 39th Season on Friday, May 27 with the regional premiere of THE TAMING. (more...)

MIKE MOTHER to Open 5/2 at The Neo-Futurarium
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Experience the entirely unique voice and lyricism of Neo-Futurist Jessica Anne in her upcoming show, Mike Mother. The show opens Monday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Keeton Theatre's THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 7, 2016

Britt Byrd takes on the challenging role of Carnelle Scott - and Nashville photographer Jenny Petit Steiner has the pictures to prove it - in The Larry Keeton Theatre's upcoming production of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest, running at the Donelson theater April 14-30 - the first presentation of a non-musical at The Keeton in quite some time, according to producer Jamie London. (more...)

Broadway By Design: Walt Spangler & Gregg Barnes Bring TUCK EVERLASTING from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 30, 2016

In our new series, Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld will be shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with Es Devlin and Katrina Lindsay, who acted as scenic and costume designers for Broadway's enchanting new musical, TUCK EVERLASTING. (more...)

Critic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

They're dishing up some tasty Rumors at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - along with the bountiful buffet of Southern delicacies - while at Donelson's The Larry Keeton Theatre, the last two performances of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest are served up this weekend, and the national touring company of Mamma Mia! winds up its weeklong stand at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall. And the intrepid Nashville Repertory Theatre Professional Interns present their very own production of Gruesome Playground Injuries. (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre to Reveal 34th Season at 'Happenin' at the Hollemans' in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

A famous '50s foursome worth a million.  A prince who will be king.  That lad of Wilde's who never grows old.  A half woman, half fish.  This is just a sampling of what awaits the corner of Franklin and First in 2016-2017.  (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Open Book: DISASTER! Co-Authors Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, From Sketch Comedy To Broadway
by Michael Dale - Apr 25, 2016

After ten years of writing and performing sketch comedy together, Rudetsky and Plotnick reunite to write their first musical. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for 2016 24 Hour Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

On May 2nd, The 24 Hour Company® is teaming with The Exchange, an off-Broadway theater company, to create the eighth annual The 24 Hour Musicals to be held at the Highline Ballroom. A team of more than 100 - including stars from Broadway, film, television, and music - will cast, write, compose, direct, rehearse, tech, and perform four original musicals - all in the obscenely short time between an evening meet-and-greet on Sunday, May 1st and show time on Monday, May 2 at 8pm. The event benefits the Exchange's summer program, The Orchard Project, which incubates and accelerates innovative new theatrical work from around the world. (more...)

Critic's Choice: The Shows To See This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2016

Shows are opening (Carolyn German unveils her latest, Go From Here, and Nashville Ballet revives Carmina Burana, both this weekend), shows are closing (your last chance to catch The Taffetas at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre before they go the way of The Plaids is this weekend) and The Miss Firecracker Contest is back onstage at Donelson's Larry Keeton Theatre for the second of three weekends. Obviously, the 2016 theater season continues to reveal itself at a breakneck pace, giving audiences a veritable buffet of offerings from which to choose. (more...)

Nick Cearley to Bring '...AND THEN I WROTE A SONG ABOUT IT' to Feinstein's/54 Below in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nick Cearley in...And Then I Wrote A Song About It on May 13. (more...)

Matt Farcher to Lead Wildhorn & Murphy's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the American professional premiere of the new musical THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, written by Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy. Performances take place May 6 through May 21, 2016. PTC has just announced the full cast and creative team for the production! (more...)

Third Man Records to Release Death From Above 1979 Live LP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Today, Third Man Records announces the release of Death From Above 1979's epic live EP. For over 10 years, these international men of mystery, Jesse Keeler and Sebastien Grainger, have dipped their toes into whatever waters they pleased (MSTRKRFT, Deserts/Bad Tits, Femme Fatale, The Mountains, Black Cat No.13), and created songs that'll get you off your ass and make you feel things. (more...)

STONE SOUP and More Set for Point Park University's Playhouse Jr. Summer Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Playhouse Jr., Point Park University's professional quality children's theatre company, will be wrapping up the 2015-2016 season and kicking off the summer with two unique and entertaining shows for children of all ages. (more...)

Quest & International Chamber Artists to Present THE PEOPLE'S PASSION PLAY This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Quest Theatre Ensemble and the International Chamber Artists are proud to announce THE PEOPLE'S PASSION PLAY, a Pageant performed with Quest's signature visually arresting large-scale puppetry set to Dvorak's Serenade for Winds, Opus 44, performed by members of the ICA ensemble. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jacquelynne Fontaine of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Orpheum
by Christine Swerczek - Apr 19, 2016

I am personally excited to see the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA coming to Omaha this week! Hailed by critics as "bigger and better than ever," Laurence Connor's re-imagination of the longest-running production on Broadway is drawing superlatives: "stunning!" "spectacular!" "brilliant!" "majestic!" and "beautiful!" Because of all the references to beauty, I called Jacquelynne Fontaine, who plays Carlotta, and happens to be a former beauty title holder. (more...)

Murder, Cannibalism, Kids! TITUS ANDRONICUS JR. to Make World Premiere in Vegas Before LA Run
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Onyx closes its Tenth Anniversary Season with a twisted world premiere: TITUS ANDRONICUS JR., written and directed by Producing Director Troy Heard. (more...)

Justin Matthew Sargent and More to Star in NC Stage's BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) will welcome Broadway's Justin Matthew Sargent as the lead for its world premiere of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Welcome Local, NYC Stars for 30th Season; Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Following its recent 2016 Arts Organization Award from the Missouri Arts Council and five St. Louis Theater Circle Awards, STAGES St. Louis has announced casting for its celebratory 30th Anniversary Season: It Shoulda Been You, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Sister Act. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Michele Riml and Actress Elizabeth Townsend Talk Beauty and Strength in MISS TEEN
by Mai Le - Apr 15, 2016

Stages Repertory Theatre works again with acclaimed Canadian playwright Michele Riml to produce the world premiere of MISS TEEN, a comedic drama about a shy, unlikely beauty Pageant winner and her mother's ambitious efforts to meet the demands of her daughter's newfound fame. (more...)

Lost 1924 Marx Brothers Musical I'LL SAY SHE IS to Make Off-Broadway Debut
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

I'LL SAY SHE IS, the legendary musical comedy that was the Broadway debut of the Marx Brothers, will be seen in an historic new production at The Connelly Theater beginning previews May 28. Opening is slated for June 2. (more...)

Stew & Heidi Rodewald to Appear on Stage at The Public in Their New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Stew and Heidi Rodewald will perform live with the on-stage band for THE TOTAL BENT, playing the guitar and bass, respectively. With text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, which premiered at The Public in 2003, this world premiere musical is directed by Joanna Settle. Performances begin Tuesday, May 10 and continue through Sunday, June 12, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 25. (more...)

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