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BWW Reviews: ONE TOUCH OF VENUS - A Fantastically Fun Forgotten Show
by David Clarke - Sep 7, 2012

Everything old is new again, but some classic treasures just sparkle and shine brighter than others. After taking in a performance of Bayou City Concert Musicals' ONE TOUCH OF VENUS, I am surprised that this is its first performance in Houston. The show, which became a starring vehicle for the legendary Mary Martin, originally opened on Broadway on October 7, 1943 ran for 567 performances. Kurt Weill's score is infectious and poppy, and Ogden Nash's lyrics compliment the comedic plot with the right amounts of sap and zing to completely entertain and enthrall. ONE TOUCH OF Venus Is a delightful piece that is truly deserving of Bayou City Concert Musicals' splendid resurrection and concert staging. Houston owes great multitudes of thanks to Paul Hope and Bayou City Concert Musicals for programming this show, giving audiences an opportunity to see something that is old yet new and fresh to us all at the same time. (more...)

Preview Of Jay's Complete ONE TOUCH OF VENUS Finally Available!
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 10, 2013

The long-awaited, decade-delayed complete studio recording of Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash's celebrated cult musical ONE TOUCH OF Venus Is now available to preview byway of the overture in a just-released SoundCloud track generously made available by Jay Records. (more...)

Mike Daisey, Michael Mitnick & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

This week at Joe's Pub at the Public, Sept. 9-15, includes performances by MIKE DAISEY, MICHAEL MITNICK, VALLELY BROTHERS, WAU WAU SISTERS, LIFE IN A BLENDER, LORA FAYE, BROWN GIRLS BURLESQUE, and NY THEREMIN SOCIETY. (more...)

Jay's Complete ONE TOUCH OF VENUS Cast Recording Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 7, 2013

The long-awaited, decade-delayed complete Jay studio recording of Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash's celebrated cult musical ONE TOUCH OF Venus Is now available to purchase digitally via iTunes and will soon be available in physical form, as a 2 CD set, as well. (more...)

Sundance Announce Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, & New Frontier Films for 2013
by Movies News Desk - Nov 29, 2012

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the 2013 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections Spotlight, Park City at Midnight and New Frontier, as well as the installations and performances to be featured in the Festival's New Frontier venue. The Festival takes place January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theatre Announces Plans for National Opera Week 11/13-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2009

National Opera Week takes place November 13-22, 2009 and celebrates the vitality of opera in America as a contemporary cultural expression. Chicago Opera Theater (COT), partnering with the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs, are proud to participate in this exciting, week-long celebration with 'Pop-up Opera' performances around Chicago, a young professionals' night at Rock Bottom Brewery, and a free double bill of two one-act operas at Preston Bradley Hall in the Chicago Cultural Center. (more...)

John Gray's MARS/VENUS To Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2011

John Gray's MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM Venus Is the number one best selling, relationship book in history (more...)

Chicago Opera Theatre Announces Plans for National Opera Week 11/13-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2009

National Opera Week takes place November 13-22, 2009 and celebrates the vitality of opera in America as a contemporary cultural expression. Chicago Opera Theater (COT), partnering with the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs, are proud to participate in this exciting, week-long celebration with 'Pop-up Opera' performances around Chicago, a young professionals' night at Rock Bottom Brewery, and a free double bill of two one-act operas at Preston Bradley Hall in the Chicago Cultural Center. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theatre Announces Plans for National Opera Week 11/13-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2009

National Opera Week takes place November 13-22, 2009 and celebrates the vitality of opera in America as a contemporary cultural expression. Chicago Opera Theater (COT), partnering with the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs, are proud to participate in this exciting, week-long celebration with 'Pop-up Opera' performances around Chicago, a young professionals' night at Rock Bottom Brewery, and a free double bill of two one-act operas at Preston Bradley Hall in the Chicago Cultural Center. (more...)

Jennifer Leigh Warren Leads Mpls Premiere of VENUS at The Ritz 5/3
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2009

Jennifer Leigh Warren has been cast as the lead in Chan Poling's new musical VENUS. A regular performer at Joe's Pub, Mr. Poling is the founder of the seminal 80's punk/pop The Suburbs and composer of Tony Award-winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune's award-winning 'Children Of Paradise' among other shows. (more...)

ONE TOUCH OF VENUS' Melissa Errico, Brent Barrett and Ron Raines Appear at Barnes & Noble Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Melissa Errico, Brent Barrett and Ron Raines from ONE TOUCH OF VENUS will appear at Barnes & Noble (Upper East Side, 86th/Lexington) with host Ted Chapin on for a performance and CD signing tonight, May 28, 2014 at 7 p.m. (more...)

New Rep Announces PASSING STRANGE, Runs 5/1-22
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2011

New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, will conclude its 27th Season with the Tony Award-winning musical Passing Strange. Directed by Kate Warner, with music direction by Todd C. Gordon, and choreography by Kelli Edwards, Passing Strange begins performances on May 1 and runs through May 22, 2011. (more...)

Jay's Complete ONE TOUCH OF VENUS Cast Recording Now Available On iTunes & CD
by Pat Cerasaro - May 13, 2014

The long-awaited, decade-delayed complete Jay studio recording of Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash's celebrated cult musical ONE TOUCH OF Venus Is now available to purchase digitally via iTunes, (more...)

ONE TOUCH OF VENUS' Melissa Errico, Brent Barrett and Ron Raines to Appear at Barnes & Noble, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Melissa Errico, Brent Barrett and Ron Raines from ONE TOUCH OF VENUS will appear at Barnes & Noble (Upper East Side, 86th/Lexington) with host Ted Chapin on for a performance and CD signing on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 7 p.m. (more...)

New Rep Announces PASSING STRANGE, Runs 5/1-22
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2011

New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, will conclude its 27th Season with the Tony Award-winning musical Passing Strange. Directed by Kate Warner, with music direction by Todd C. Gordon, and choreography by Kelli Edwards, Passing Strange begins performances on May 1 and runs through May 22, 2011. (more...)

SPAMALOT, SHOW BOAT, DEAR WORLD and More Set for Lakewood Theatre's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Lakewood Theatre Company will begin its 61st season with six productions on its Mainstage and three productions on its Side Door stage beginning July 12, 2013. (more...)

Quintessence Presents Shakespeare's VENUS & ADONIS, 4/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2012

Quintessence Theatre Group celebrates its second birthday with a special recitation of Shakespeare's erotic poem VENUS AND ADONIS with Josh Carpenter, Joy Farmer-Clary and Connor Hammond, April 5th - 7th at the Sedgwick Theater. To purchase tickets, visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 1.877.238.5596. (more...)

Jay's Complete ONE TOUCH OF VENUS Cast Recording Now Available To Order On CD
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 18, 2014

The long-awaited, decade-delayed complete Jay studio recording of Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash's celebrated cult musical ONE TOUCH OF Venus Is now available to purchase digitally via iTunes and will soon be available in physical form, as a 2 CD set, as well. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Jay Records' Complete ONE TOUCH OF VENUS is a Sterling Recording of a Forgotten Favorite
by David Clarke - Jun 9, 2014

Jay Records, with the support of The Kurt Weill Foundation, digitally released the first complete recording of composer Kurt Weill and lyricist Ogden Nash's score to the 1943 musical ONE TOUCH OF VENUS on October 7, 2013, and the sterling recording had its physical CD release on May 13, 2014. Originally announced over ten years ago, fans eagerly anticipated the album for years. Luckily for us listeners, the recording was well worth the wait. (more...)

Gillette Venus & Miranda Kerr Partner for 'Step Up and Step Out' A Multi-City Summer Glam Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2013

Model Miranda Kerr is inviting women across the country to join her as she leads the Gillette Venus Step Up & Step Out Tour, a multi-city event to help women look great, feel confident and give back to a good cause. Miranda Kerr kicks off the tour today in New York City as she becomes the first “Goddess” to participate in the ultimate Venus experience with her walk down the Venus “blue” carpet. During the events, women will enjoy a luxurious shaving experience, try on the latest spring and summer fashions from Rent the Runway and show off their looks on the Venus “blue” carpet, where every step will equal a $1 donation to support Step Up Women's Network. Just as Venus Is dedicated to empowering women to reveal their most confident and beautiful selves inside and out, Step Up Women's Network is an organization dedicated to encouraging women and girls to reach their full potential. (more...)

Production Begins on HYDE PARK ON THE HUDSON Film
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2011

Academy Award nominees Bill Murray and Laura Linney star in the historical tale Hyde Park on Hudson, which began filming this week in the U.K. for co-producers and co-financiers Focus Features and Film4. BAFTA Award winner Roger Michell (Film4's Venus) is directing from a screenplay by Richard Nelson. Focus CEO James Schamus made the announcement today. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Announces Casting for I LEFT MY HEART, VENUS IN FUR, FOREVER PLAID and NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2013

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for I Left My Heart: A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett, the first production to open The Rep's 60th Anniversary 2013/14 Season, Venus in Fur, coming to the Stiemke Studio in late September, Forever Plaid, opening at the end of October in the Stackner Cabaret and Noises Off, the second production in the Quadracci Powerhouse this season. (more...)

SPAMALOT, SHOW BOAT, DEAR WORLD and More Set for Lakewood Theatre's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

Lakewood Theatre Company will begin its 61st season with six productions on its Mainstage and three productions on its Side Door stage beginning today, July 12, 2013. (more...)

Norma Hass Releases New Poetry Book, VENUS WINKED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

Norma Hass, a woman who creatively expresses herself through literary poetic verses and melodic compositions, has gathered her best works and compiled them in her newly published book, titled Venus Winked: Poems, Ballads, Parodies, Limericks, and Clerihews. Addressed to people from all walks of life, Hass mixes mock-epics with shorter bursts of verse on earthy events that anyone can relate to. (more...)

Coral Rekindling Venus Returns to American Museum of Natural History, 1/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

Coral: Rekindling Venus, a video installation created by Australian artist Lynette Wallworth that immerses viewers in the stunning underwater realm of fluorescent coral reefs and exotic sea creatures, returns by popular demand to the American Museum of Natural History on January 22-24 in collaboration with the Sundance Film Festival. As part of this limited engagement, Walworth will participate in a Q&A via Skype from Park City, Utah after the evening screening on Wednesday, January 23. Coral: Rekindling Venus Is a selection of the Sundance Film Festival's New Frontier program, which showcases films, media installations, multimedia performances, and panel discussions that explore the convergence of film, art, new media technology, and storytelling. (more...)

Kitchen Theatre to Present David Ives' VENUS IN FUR, 1/22-2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

It may be cold outside, but inside the Kitchen Theatre Company it is hot, hot, hot. Starting on January 22nd is David Ives' Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Venus in Fur, a comedy about sexual power, power plays, and the power of Love - the Goddess of Love, that is. The New York Times called it '90 minutes of good, kinky fun.' Preview performances are on January 22, 23, and 24. Opening Night is January 25th, and the play closes February 9. (more...)

Kitchen Theatre Presents David Ives' VENUS IN FUR, Now thru 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

It may be cold outside, but inside the Kitchen Theatre Company it is hot, hot, hot. Starting tonight, January 22nd is David Ives' Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Venus in Fur, a comedy about sexual power, power plays, and the power of Love - the Goddess of Love, that is. The New York Times called it '90 minutes of good, kinky fun.' Preview performances are tonight, January 22, 23, and 24. Opening Night is January 25th, and the play closes February 9. (more...)

Jennifer Leigh Warren Leads Mpls Premiere of VENUS at The Ritz 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2009

Jennifer Leigh Warren has been cast as the lead in Chan Poling's new musical VENUS. A regular performer at Joe's Pub, Mr. Poling is the founder of the seminal 80's punk/pop The Suburbs and composer of Tony Award-winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune's award-winning 'Children Of Paradise' among other shows. (more...)

Sacred SISTER ACT, Profane PRISCILLA
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 4, 2010

This week, we are taking a trip to the West End, analyzing the cast recordings of the two biggest new musical hits on the boards, both based on successful and very music-centric films, SISTER ACT and PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and both showcasing songs in a seriously 70s soul/funk/disco style. We will go from the soaring sonorous heights of Heaven to the dungeon-like depths of musical Hell with these two entries... (more...)

February Shows Kick Des Moines into Gear
by Brooke Bridenstine - Feb 3, 2014

No matter what the groundhog said on February 2nd, February will kick start an early spring with shows of every variety setting up shop in Des Moines. (more...)

What's the Most Romantic Broadway Love Song Ever? Over 85 of Your Favorites Tell Us...
by BWW - Feb 13, 2005

We spoke to your favorites to find out what they thought was the most romantic Broadway love song. (more...)

MyShape Lipo Announces Non-Surgical Options for Loose Skin, Stretch Marks, Cellulite and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

It's no secret that pregnancy can cause significant damage to a woman's body. There are no shortage of options both surgical and non-surgical to help mothers regain the body that they once had. MyShape Lipo has recently announced their new technology, the 'Venus Legacy,' a non-surgical option to address many of the issues that post-pregnancy women face. (more...)

Public Theater to Premiere Mike Daisey's Unique Monologue Series ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON, Begin. 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Created and performed by Daisey with direction by Jean-Michele Gregory, ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON will run for 29 unique, consecutive performances through Thursday, October 3 at Joe's Pub, with an official opening on Wednesday, September 11. Each night Daisey will be joined onstage by one of 29 oil paintings commissioned and created for this show by the Russian artist Larissa Tokmakova, illustrating and illuminating the story he's telling. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Artistic Director Paul Hope Talks Bayou City Concert Musicals, Charity & Education
by David Clarke - Aug 13, 2012

Despite being completely busy preparing for the concert staging of A TOUCH OF VENUS, Paul Hope, Artistic Director and Founder of Bayou City Concert Musicals, took a break from his busy schedule to talk to me about his innovative and charitable organization. Since it's inception, Bayou City Concert Musicals has been providing Houston audiences with well-produced and lauded performances of often-neglected musicals. Continuing to grow an ever-increasing loyal audience and fan following, I asked Paul Hope to tell me more about Bayou City Concert Musicals and the shows they choose to produce. (more...)

CAST Late Night Series Presents VENUS & ADONIS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2010

CAST Late Night Series - AvantVanGuard presents VENUS & ADONIS: An Erotic Poem by William Shakespeare. The show is directed by Tony Wright and runs through April 17 Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM Tickets are $15 (more...)

New Rep Announces PASSING STRANGE, Runs 5/1-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2011

New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, will conclude its 27th Season with the Tony Award-winning musical Passing Strange. Directed by Kate Warner, with music direction by Todd C. Gordon, and choreography by Kelli Edwards, Passing Strange begins performances on May 1 and runs through May 22, 2011. (more...)

Quintessence Presents Shakespeare's VENUS & ADONIS, 4/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2012

Quintessence Theatre Group celebrates its second birthday with a special recitation of Shakespeare's erotic poem VENUS AND ADONIS with Josh Carpenter, Joy Farmer-Clary and Connor Hammond, April 5th - 7th at the Sedgwick Theater. To purchase tickets, visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 1.877.238.5596. (more...)

BWW Review: For the Love of VENUS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2013

'The Venus Hottentot is dead. There won't be any show tonight.' This is one of the first lines you hear in the opening scene of Venus. You don't know who or what the Venus Hottentot is, or how they died, but you already want to know what happened. You want to know what kind of impact she had on these people. Was it good, was it bad? This show had me hooked within the first scene. (more...)

CAST Late Night Series Presents VENUS & ADONIS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2010

CAST Late Night Series - AvantVanGuard presents VENUS & ADONIS: An Erotic Poem by William Shakespeare. The show is directed by Tony Wright and runs through April 17 Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM Tickets are $15 (more...)

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