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Lyric Theatre (New York, NY)
213 W. 42nd St.

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Musical Theatre Factory Opens Up Black Lives Matter Conversation with PULL TOGETHER Salon Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

In an effort to move the theater industry toward greater inclusion both on and off stage, Musical Theatre Factory will be presenting PULL TOGETHER, a community salon that will open up the Black Lives Matter conversation. (more...)

11th Hour Theatre Company to Present FIVE POINTS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

11th Hour Theatre Company continues its 12th season with its second Next Step Concert Series performance. This time the series features a brand-new musical by three up and coming writers. Five Points, comes to the Next Step Concert Series, November 18-20. Five Points features Music written by Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar, Lyrics by Douglas Lyons, and a Book by Harrison David Rivers.  The concert will be at The Arden's Studio Theatre at the Hamilton Family Arts Center. 62 N. Second Street.  Tickets cost $19-34 and are available online at or by phone 267-987-9865. (more...)

Partly Cloudy People's THE SEEDLING PROJECT to Tackle Unplanned Pregnancy at The PIT Loft
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Partly Cloudy People presents The Seedling Project, written by six playwrights, directed by Jennifer Tuttle. Originally conceived by Eva Gil. (more...)

Pull Together, Michael R. Jackson at Joe's Pub, and more this November!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Check out what's happening this month at Joe's Pub! (more...)

THE WOODSMAN's Eliza Simpson to Bring MOTHER LINE STORY PROJECT to Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Following sold-out performances at The Pit and Dixon Place, THE MOTHER LINE STORY PROJECT is coming to the Abingdon Theatre Company's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street) for a one-night-only engagement on Friday, December 2 at 7pm. (more...)

Comedian Will Attempt to Tell Jokes After 24 Hours Without Sleeping in INSOMNIACT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Comedian Shawn Wickens will stay awake for a full 24 hours prior to his stand-up show: Insomniact. The debut of this publicity stunt/performance art piece is Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 6pm at The Pit Loft, 154 West 29th St, 2nd floor New York, NY 10001. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE MOTHER LINE STORY Project at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Following sold-out performances at The Pit and Dixon Place, THE MOTHER LINE STORY PROJECT is coming to the Abingdon Theatre Company's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street) for a one-night-only engagement on Friday, December 2 at 7pm. Created and performed by members of The Mother Line Story Project, this evening of unique stories celebrating women is based on an original concept by Eliza Simpson (co-star of Off-Broadway's The Woodsman). Kel Haney is set to direct. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/26/2016
by - Nov 26, 2016's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/26/2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: For PNB Musicians, 'The Nutcracker' Never Grows Old
by Erica Miner - Nov 25, 2016

This season is the second in which Pacific Northwest Ballet will present the Balanchine production of 'The Nutcracker' (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Jude Treder-Wolff, the host and creator of (MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS, brings her Long Island based storytelling show to The Pit Loft on Saturday, November 26 at 9:00 pm. The line-up includes Lori Baird (Moth Winner), Mel Dockery (The Moth), Shaun Eli (Comic), and Lou Perez (We The Internet). (more...)

Off-Broadway Potter Comedy PUFFS Teams with The Ali Forney Center for Scarf Drive
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, Off Broadway's hit Potter comedy, will partner with The Ali Forney Center for a special Scarf Drive to spread the warmth this season to help New York's homeless LBGT youth. (more...)

DOWN TO HELP Benefit Show & Call to Action Coming to Ensemble Studio Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

This Tuesday a group of artists will gather to share song, music, rap, tap, and even a make-up tutorial, all around a common cause. With protests happening throughout the city, and a generation of millennials wondering what they can offer up, DOWN TO HELP gives people a chance to help contribute funds to the Trevor Project, the Ali Forney Center, and Planned Parenthood, all while getting to witness some incredible talent. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

This winter at The Peoples Improv Theater (The Pit), get ready for the world premiere of Looking Back, It May Not Have Been Ridgefield High's Best Production of Our Town, by Augie Praley, running December 4th to January 15th. (more...)

Starz to Present PARTY DOWN and SPARTACUS Thanksgiving Weekend Marathons
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

STARZ serves up hearty reunions of fan favorite original series with a #ThrowbackThanksgiving marathon event of the cult classics PARTY DOWN and SPARTACUS on Thanksgiving Weekend (more...)

Sarah Nedwek Stars in World Premiere of The Immaculate Deception
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Actress Sarah Nedwek joins The Peoples Improv Theater SOLOCOM for the second year in a row with the world premiere of The Immaculate Deception on November 20 at The Pit Loft. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - The Majestic Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 14, 2016

Have you ever wanted to spend time with Stephen Sondheim in the lobby during one of his shows? Did you know that Patti LuPone once had a Broadway ghostly encounter? Have you wondered what it was like to be in the landmark Broadway premiere of Angels in America? (more...)

Good Theater to Present 13th Edition of BROADWAY AT GOOD THEATER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

The thirteenth edition of the Broadway at Good Theater concerts will be presented November 30 - December 4 for six performances.  This year will be a tribute to Broadway of the 1970s.    (more...)

STAGE TUBE: PUFFS Potter Play Extends Off-Broadway; Watch the New Trailer!
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2016

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic has extended through March 26, 2017 due to popular demand Off-Broadway at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). PUFFS - presented by TILTED WINDMILLS THEATRICALS - takes a second look at everyone's favorite world of wizards through the eyes of the Puffs, a lovable group of magical misfits. Check out a new trailer for the show below! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016


First Look At PIT Productions' INTO THE WOODS National Tour Cast In Action
by Daan Fuldner - Jan 9, 2017

"This production is certainly no fairytale musical," said Jeremy Baker, dramaturge and translator of INTO THE WOODS. Yes, the well-known Broadway musical with Stephen Sondheim's music about Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel and Jack (from the Beanstalk) which has recently been transformed into a Disney movie, is no fairytale musical. This and more was explained during INTO THE WOODS's press presentation earlier today.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant is Third Space's latest remix smash-up of theatrical form and style. When a new model, Karin, enters the home of famous fashion designer Petra von Kant, Petra's world-and career-rocket to manic heights. But in the midst of Petra's euphoria, her submissive assistant, Marlene, senses a threat. When Karin becomes a superstar, leaving everything behind, Marlene picks up the broken pieces. What Marlene does with those pieces will dictate the rest of her life. Featuring an all-female cast and directed by Benjamin Viertel, Third Space's The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant delves into the tortured connections between desire and power in an industry driven by consumption. (more...)

Hip-Hop Musical LOCKED UP B*TCHES Comes to the PIT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

LOCKED UP B*TCHES is a hilarious, raunchy, interactive and immersive hip-hop musical, based on everyone's favorite streaming series about a women's prison. Reimagined in an animal shelter and performed underground, it takes the tension of serving time and adds music, animals, and butt jokes. (more...)

Draco and the Malfoys Band, New Plays and More Set for 'WizardNights' at PUFFS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Puffs Presents WizardNights - an exciting monthlong celebration of special theater and musical events presented by the Off Broadway hit PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - will take place January 13 through February 5. (more...)

Hit FringeNYC Show Returns to the New York Stage with Masked Mayhem In A HISTORY OF SERVITUDE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

After a critically acclaimed run at the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival, The Department of Fools is bringing back their Fringe hit A History of Servitude playing at The Peoples Improv Theatre (The Pit) throughout February and early March, 2017. The internationally diverse company includes Yair Ben-Dor (ABC's Quantico), Jessenia Cuesta, Gjermund Gjesme, Matthew A.J. Gregory (Power of Darkness/The Mint), Silvia Morigi, Ben Rademacher, Andy Richardson (Newsies & Gypsy - Broadway), Brandon Salerno, Alec Seymor, Anna Tempte, and Rotem Weiner. ??????? (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Welcomes Five New Players
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

 The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Academy returns for its fourth year on January 8, 2017, welcoming five student musicians to its annual three-week intensive training program. (more...)

MILF LIFE CRISIS Comes to The Pit Loft
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Put down Tinder and have a MILF's night out with comedian Anne Marie Scheffler. Loveable comedian Anne Marie Scheffler, newly single, with kids, performs her hilarious and touching comedy MILF Life Crisis, and lots of women (and men) come out to heal. And laugh.  And go for a drink afterwards. (more...)

(MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS Returns to Long Island & Manhattan with Four New Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

(MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS, the hit Long Island based storytelling show, announces four new performance dates in Long Island and Manhattan. Long Island dates include performances on January 7th, February 25th and March 8th. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents Verdi's AIDA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Experience Verdi's impeccable musical genius at its most voluptuous when Pacific Symphony delivers the concert opera, "Aida, " recounting the doomed love triangle of an Egyptian princess, a young Nubian slave girl and the soldier they both love! For three grand nights, the orchestra comes out of The Pit and onto the stage for this semi-staged presentation of Verdi's most popular and heartbreaking opera. (more...)

Audience-Driven, Socially-Anxious Comedy SHOW UP Opens Thursday at The PIT Loft
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

In Show Up, award-winning solo show performer, producer and SOLOCOM creator Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!) uses his decades of solo performance expertise to turn the often vilified tropes of the genre on their head. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Kimberly Cohen's new book, God Made Me Wonderful! ($12.99, paperback, 978149879851; $6.99, eBook, 9781498479868), shows children that Father God's love reaches out to every child in every nation, and that Jesus is there for all who come to Him. Cohen's hope is that with an introduction to Father God and Jesus, children will see that they can be a part of heaven's family and that they are fearfully and wonderfully made. (more...)

Uncle Function Presents AWARD SEASON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Sketch comedy team Uncle Function will introduce a series of new and beloved sketches for their upcoming comedy show Uncle Function Presents: Awards Season A Sketch Comedy Show at the legendary improv theater The Pit Underground on Friday, January 27, 7:30pm at 123 E 24th St., Manhattan. (more...)

Courtney Antonioli Stages Stories from All-Girls Summer Camp in 18 DAYS. 48 GIRLS.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Storyteller Courtney Antonioli presents '18 days. 48 girls.' featuring an hour of comedic, true stories from her time running an all-girls summer camp for five performances during the 2017 FRIGID Festival. (more...)

THE MATT SHOW is Camp with a Side of Current Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Do you watch Leah Remini's new docuseries and wonder how she does anything with those nails? Do you want to pour out a Coke for the late, great Carrie Fisher? Are you upset trans advocate Caitlyn Jenner supports Trump? Does your mother sometimes sound like a beloved 90s television character played by Betty White? Then, honey, this is the show for you! (more...)

Pianist Denis Kozhukhin to Return to Jones Hall for Recording Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

???????Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin will return to the Jones Hall stage for Gershwin & Rachmaninoff at 8 p.m. Jan. 27-28 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 29. (more...)

The Audience Steers the Plot in New Socially Anxious Comedy SHOW UP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

In Show Up, award-winning solo show performer, producer and SOLOCOM creator Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!) uses his decades of solo performance expertise to turn the often vilified tropes of the genre on their head. Marino exploits an arsenal of Post-it® notes to compile and transform the challenging and enlightening real-life experiences of the audience into a single vibrant life-story that is familiar, completely fresh, and unique each time. (more...)

Brenda Sugar Shares 'The Adventures of Merlin the Pit Bull Wizard'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Brenda Sugar, an animal lover, devoted animal activist, writer and author, has completed her new book 'The Adventures of Merlin The Pit Bull Wizard': a vibrant work that depicts the beauty and wonder of magic, love, animals and adventure! (more...)

Busey-Hamlet Parody Hit Returns to The People's Improv Theater with New Title
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Following this summer's critically acclaimed run at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and in the footsteps of Gary Busey's recent Off-Broadway Perfect Crime debut, the formerly titled Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet returns to The Pit Loft for two performances on January 9 & 10 as the newly minted David Carl's Celebrity One-Man Hamlet. (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Mark DeGarmo
by Barnett Serchuk - Dec 7, 2016

Entering its 30th anniversary year, Mark DeGarmo Dance is a not-for-profit that integrates three focal concerns: educate underserved New York City communities, especially children, through dance arts; create, perform and disseminate original dances, artistic and scholarly work; and build intercultural community. The organization's vision is to enliven bodies, shift perspectives and change lives. With programming that has been called 'a national model' by the National Endowment for the Arts, Mark DeGarmo Dance has maintained New York City Department of Education contracts for arts education services since 1987. MDD's artistic pillar in particular presents original artist-scholar works that reflect and celebrate the multicultural experience of our communities. Mark DeGarmo has created and produced over 100 dances and 28 international tours involving cultural diplomacy and exchange in 12 countries across Latin America and Europe. In 2015, DeGarmo received the Martha Hill Dance Fund's 15th Anniversary Mid-Career Award and the Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth Foundation's Recognition. (more...)

Adelphi Orchestra to Perform in 19th Annual Production of JulieDance Nutcracker with the Donetsk Ballet of the Ukraine
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Does dance exist without music?  German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's famous words "those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music" begs the age-old question.   (more...)

BWW Review: CAMELOT at Capital Repertory Theatre
by Gianluca Russo - Dec 7, 2016

Beautiful melodies fill Capital Repertory Theatre with director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill's staging of Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner's "Camelot." The musical's score is composed of lush, romantic, and memorable tunes that help to move along the somewhat flawed book. (more...)

Edward Fuller Releases 'Caldera: Notes From the Pit - Venting a Sarcastic Soul'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Edward Fuller, an artist, father, adventurer, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Caldera: Notes From The Pit - Venting a Sarcastic Soul': a gripping and potent work that illuminates the author's inner-most emotions and depicts his dark sensational creativity. (more...)

Spring Day to Bring HELP! I'VE FALLEN IN LOVE AND I CAN'T GET UP! to The PIT Loft
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Two little cripples sitting in a tree k-i-s-s-Wait! How did two cripples get up a tree? Come and see Spring Day (her real name!), voted Brooklyn's Best Comedian 2016 and Smart Comedy Award winner, tell true tales of a spastic Sid and Nancy. (more...)

Zany Comedy Coming to Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

What do two cops, three crooks, eight doors, and a kilt-wearing killer have in common?  They're the moving parts in the Pennington Players' latest production, Unnecessary Farce.  (more...)

New York Theatre Festival to Present OUR DEAD FRIEND'S PORN at the Hudson Guild Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2016

Our Dead Friend's Porn is a new play about the awkwardness and old bruises of a friendship hurtling towards adulthood that opens in the New York Theatre Festival at the Hudson Guild Theatre January 2nd. (more...)

Candice Guardino to Bring ITALIAN BRED to The Colony Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

ITALIAN BRED comes to the West Coast after a successful Off Broadway NYC run with Sold-Out Crowds and Rave Reviews. After several, standing room only performances at the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood, Italian Bred moves to The Colony Theatre in Burbank to accommodate the frequent large crowds. (more...)

Billy Kelly Set for Monthly Family Comedy Show at The PIT in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Billy Kelly will bring his family comedy show to Peoples Improv Theater-Underground, playing the first Saturday of every month at 3 p.m. (more...)

WALK WITH ME Written and Performed by Stephanie Gould Returns to the Peoples Improv Theater in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Fresh off its successful debut at the fourth annual SOLOCOM Festival, Stephanie Gould's solo show, Walk With Me, will return to the Peoples Improv Theater (The Pit) in 2017. (more...)

TRU and The Playroom Theatre to Host 'WHY SOLO SHOWS?' Panel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the December panel Solo Performance: Why Solo Shows? Understanding the Appeal, Mining the Market, on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

Geoff Grimwood Presents 'Fake Church Holiday Spectacular' This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

A rotating cast of comedians create a fake religious service of a fake religion on the spot based on YOUR suggestions. (more...)

BWW Interview: Funnyman Gianmarco Soresi on His New Sketch Comedy Series, 'Matza Pizza,' Creative Freedom, and Why Our World Needs A Laugh Every Now and Then
by Courtney Savoia - Dec 1, 2016

NYC-based actor, stand-up comedian, and writer, Gianmarco Soresi, is leaving audiences in stitches once again with a new comedy sketch series, 'Matza Pizza' - his own creation with actor/producer Lindsay-Elizabeth Hand. With new videos each Monday, this highly entertaining series explores experiences and customs relative to Soresi's Jewish Italian heritage while asking the bigger questions related to the meaning of life and one's own existence. (more...)

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