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QUEER NOT COOL to Explore Gay Authors, Featuring Christopher Bram, 1/12QUEER NOT COOL to Explore Gay Authors, Featuring Christopher Bram, 1/12
by BWW News Desk - January 9, 2013

This month, QUEER NOT COOL explores gay authors and gay authors that inspired them. (more...)
The Showcase Showup Announces Launch of Year-Long Theatre InitiativeThe Showcase Showup Announces Launch of Year-Long Theatre Initiative
by BWW News Desk - January 9, 2013

The Showcase Showup, an ensemble of New York-based theater artists, announces the launch of a year-long initiative designed to support work of merit and invention on city stages. Each week in 2013, members of the Showcase Showup will attend at least one Actors' Equity approved Showcase, and post recommendations of productions that feature high quality elements of one sort or another (strong performances, clever design, bold direction, etc.). In contrast to traditional review sites, the Showcase Showup is not intended to provide comprehensive critical response; to maintain the integrity of their endorsements, members will not write-up every show attended. Instead, the site will attempt to create an atmosphere of support and reliable recommendation, directing attention to (and encouraging attendance of) the most deserving productions. (more...)
TRU to Present Jan 2013 Panel PROJECTING THE FUTURE, 1/22TRU to Present Jan 2013 Panel PROJECTING THE FUTURE, 1/22
by BWW News Desk - January 9, 2013

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) continues its season of monthly networking panels with Projecting the Future: When and How to Use New Technology on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre's Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, 3rd floor, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm. (more...)
Armin van Buuren's A STATE OF TRANCE 600 World Tour to Stop at Madison Square Garden, 3/30Armin van Buuren's A STATE OF TRANCE 600 World Tour to Stop at Madison Square Garden, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - January 8, 2013

On March 30th, 2013, Armin van Buuren will have his A State Of Trance 600 (ASOT600) world tour touch down in New York's Madison Square Garden. The arena will gather thousands of EDM lovers for a spectacular show with some of the world's best DJs and talents as part of the world tour that celebrates the 600th episode of the Dutch DJ's A State Of Trance radio show. (more...)
Cielo Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with 10 Special Events, Jan 2013Cielo Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with 10 Special Events, Jan 2013
by BWW News Desk - January 8, 2013

Ten years ago Cielo opened its doors to New York's coterie of clubbing elite - a discerning and dedicated crowd. Not only has it survived, it has thrived. Now in 2013 Cielo stands as the premier model for an intimate, music driven nightclub. A pioneer not only in New York City, the club is also recognized internationally. Cielo quickly established itself as a leading club for electronic music aficionados by winning more awards than any other venue in U.S. history. In its second decade, Cielo continues to forge an uncompromised program of cutting-edge electronic music by adding new, up-comers to its already well-rounded roster of resident and guest DJs - a list longer than any other club in North America. (more...)
First-Ever Live-Streamed Arts Festival WIREDARTS FEST to Air on VirtualArtsTV, 2/19-3/2First-Ever Live-Streamed Arts Festival WIREDARTS FEST to Air on VirtualArtsTV, 2/19-3/2
by BWW News Desk - January 8, 2013

VirtualArtsTV (http://virtualarts.tv) has announced the WiredArts Fest, the first of its kind, live- streamed performing arts festival. Think of a Fringe Festival, but online, where the audience is global, seating is unlimited and viewers can participate in live chat discussions, interact through Twitter and Facebook, while the performance is happening. (more...)
Whoopi Goldberg, John Leguizamo, Brooke Shields and More to Present at GARDEN OF LAUGHS Benefit, 1/26Whoopi Goldberg, John Leguizamo, Brooke Shields and More to Present at GARDEN OF LAUGHS Benefit, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - January 8, 2013

MSG Entertainment and the Garden of Dreams Foundation announced today that actress, host of The View and Garden of Dreams Foundation board member Whoopi Goldberg; Rangers legend Adam Graves; actor John Leguizamo; hip hop pioneer, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and Garden of Dreams Foundation board member Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels; tennis legend and sports announcer John McEnroe; actress Brooke Shields; cast members from the Emmy Award-winning series The Sopranos including Steve Schirripa and Tony Sirico; Knicks legend John Starks; and New York Giants Defensive End and two-time Super Bowl Champion Justin Tuck will participate in Garden of Laughs, a comedy event presented by Chase to benefit the Garden of Dreams Foundation. This esteemed list of entertainers and sports icons will serve as on-stage presenters on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden with more presenters to be announced. (more...)
Gotham Arts Exchange Presents 2nd Annual FOCUS DANCE, Now thru 1/13Gotham Arts Exchange Presents 2nd Annual FOCUS DANCE, Now thru 1/13
by BWW News Desk - January 8, 2013

FOCUS DANCE is a part of FOCUS 2013, the National Platform to promote American dance both abroad and nationally. The week-long platform presents performances of U.S.-based dance companies during the annual Arts Presenters Conference in New York City, and one of the largest gatherings of artists, dancers and dance professionals in the U.S. From tonight, January 8-14, 2013, four venues partner with Gotham Arts Exchange to present the artistic visions of five curators gathered to shape this year's edition. (more...)
Roulette Presents Barry Altschul 70th Birthday Bash and CD Release Party TonightRoulette Presents Barry Altschul 70th Birthday Bash and CD Release Party Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 8, 2013

Roulette presents The Barry Altschul 70th Birthday Bash, C.D. release party. + BRAHMA reunion, tonight, January 8, 8pm. The evenings event will be divided, the first half will feature '3dom Factor' with Jon Irabagon- tenor sax and Joe Fonda-bass and the second will be a rare performance by 'BRAHMA' with Ray Anderson -trombone, and Mark Helias-bass. (more...)
John Turturro and Roman Paska Appear at IFC Center's REHEARSAL FOR A SICILIAN TRAGEDY Screening TonightJohn Turturro and Roman Paska Appear at IFC Center's REHEARSAL FOR A SICILIAN TRAGEDY Screening Tonight
by Movies News Desk - January 8, 2013

Rehearsal For A Sicilian Tragedy will screen in the Stranger Than Fiction Series at IFC Center tonight, January 8, 2013. John Turturro and director Roman Paska will be in attendance. (more...)
Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Lea Delaria, Marcia Ball and More Set for Joe's Pub, Jan 7-13Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Lea Delaria, Marcia Ball and More Set for Joe's Pub, Jan 7-13
by BWW News Desk - January 7, 2013

Featured this week, January 7 through the 13th, at Joe's Pub at The Public are Noche Flamenca, Drew Gasparini, Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments, The Hot Sardines, Folk Wandering in Convert, Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra, Samita Sinha, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Thomas Dolby, Bettye Lavette, Nomadic Massive, Lea Delaria & Janette Mason, Globalfest 2013, JVP, del aria, Hoffman & NJJ and Marcia Ball. (more...)
Former Public Theater Production Manager Vincent DeMarco Passes Away at 43Former Public Theater Production Manager Vincent DeMarco Passes Away at 43
by BWW News Desk - January 7, 2013

Vincent DeMarco, former Production Manager at the Public Theater & Managing Partner of Kelvin Productions, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the age of 43, after a 3-and-a-half year battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family and is finally no longer suffering or in pain. (more...)
Blooms Botanical Expo to Present BLOOMS ON BROADWAY, 2/21-24Blooms Botanical Expo to Present BLOOMS ON BROADWAY, 2/21-24
by BWW News Desk - January 7, 2013

In response to popular demand and for the first time in almost six years, New York is getting a brand-new orchid show. Blooms Botanical Expo presents Blooms on Broadway, The New York Botanical Expo, featuring many international vendors offering a wide variety of orchids and more than 500 species of rare, collectible plants, botanical supplies and art for sale. (more...)
NYC's 2013 Winter Restaurant Week Reservations Now OpenNYC's 2013 Winter Restaurant Week Reservations Now Open
by BWW News Desk - January 7, 2013

Winter Restaurant Week is set to run January 14 - February 8th, and reservations are now open. Participating restaurants are offering $25 lunch and $38 dinner menues (unless otherwise noted). (more...)
Opera Orchestra of New York Presents ANDREA CHENIER at Avery Fisher Hall TodayOpera Orchestra of New York Presents ANDREA CHENIER at Avery Fisher Hall Today
by BWW News Desk - January 6, 2013

The Opera Orchestra of New York presents an opera-in-concert performance of Umberto Giordano's verismo opera, Andrea Chénier conducted by Music Director Alberto Veronesi at Avery Fisher Hall today, January 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm. Tenor Roberto Alagna sings the title role of Andrea Chénier, one of opera's most dramatic lyric-tenor roles, for the first time, with soprano Kristin Lewis as Maddalena di Coigny, baritone George Petean as Carlo Gérard, with a special appearance by mezzo soprano Rosalind Elias as Madelon. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Donna McKechnie Conjures the Ghosts of Studio 54 and the '70s Disco Era at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: Donna McKechnie Conjures the Ghosts of Studio 54 and the '70s Disco Era at 54 Below
by Stephen Hanks - January 5, 2013

It may be more than 50 years since the 72-year-old Donna McKechnie made her Broadway debut in 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,' but she seemed as nervous as an ingenue--in a good way--on the opening night of her new cabaret show Same Place-Another Time. Entering in a sparkly black blouse over a black skirt, and boogieing to the classic disco strains of "Do the Hustle," McKechnie and Musical Director/Pianist John McDaniel (leading a five-piece band) turned her opening number into a mashup with Rodgers and Hart's "Where or When" and a few bars of "Native New Yorker" thrown in just to keep up the funky disco flavor. (more...)
Tom Gold Dance to Present World Premiere of SOME KIND OF ROMANCE, 1/29Tom Gold Dance to Present World Premiere of SOME KIND OF ROMANCE, 1/29
by BWW News Desk - January 4, 2013

Tom Gold Dance has been invited to be a part of the DANCERS RESPONDING TO AIDS, the eighth edition of Dance from the Heart as some of the most diverse dancers and choreographers working today come together to showcase their artistry and support DRA. This evening will be filled with dance from Broadway and hip-hop to contemporary ballet and modern. Tom Gold Dance will present two performances, on Tuesday, January 29th at 6:30pm & 8:30pm at Cedar Lake Theater, 547 West 26th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, New York City (more...)
GEMS to Present SIREN Baroque at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 2/14GEMS to Present SIREN Baroque at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - January 4, 2013

Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS) will present a free concert, 'SIREN Baroque - Woman All-Stars of the Baroque Era', on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 1:15pm at Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, 619 Lexington Avenue (at 54th Street), New York, NY. (more...)
CAMI Music Signs Mummenschanz Touring CompanyCAMI Music Signs Mummenschanz Touring Company
by BWW News Desk - January 4, 2013

CAMI Music has signed the innovative European theatrical pioneer MUMMENSCHANZ for North American representation beginning in 2013, both companies announced today. CAMI Music, an international leader specializing in the development of touring theatrical entertainment, musical events and performing arts, is proud to add the famed Swiss-based visual theater company to its world renowned roster. (more...)
THE IDAN RAICHEL PROJECT Announces Guests for 1/12 & 13 PerformancesTHE IDAN RAICHEL PROJECT Announces Guests for 1/12 & 13 Performances
by BWW News Desk - January 4, 2013

TEEV Events, producer of The Idan Raichel Project (concert) have confirmed the participations of three world-renowned guest artists that will make special appearances during both performances at Town Hall on January 12 and 13. These artists are Palestinian- Israeli vocalist; Mira Awad, world- renowned Israeli multi-culti jazz artist; Amir Gwirtzman and acclaimed East African vocalist and songwriter; Somi. (more...)
DISTORTED DIZNEE Returns to Laurie Beechman for Open-Ended Run TonightDISTORTED DIZNEE Returns to Laurie Beechman for Open-Ended Run Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 4, 2013

The Laurie Beechman Theater continues its reign as The Happiest (and Gayest) Place on Earth as Dallas DuBois presents a return engagement of DISTORTED DIZNEE. After a 3-month run this summer, this late night cult hit featuring drag stars Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura, Shenea DeDranke, and hostess Dallas DuBois begins an open-ended run tonight, January 4. (more...)
Museum of the Moving Image Kicks Off FIRST LOOK Showcase of International Work TodayMuseum of the Moving Image Kicks Off FIRST LOOK Showcase of International Work Today
by BWW News Desk - January 4, 2013

OUTSIDE SATAN (HORS SATAN), the breathtaking and provocative new feature directed by Bruno Dumont, will be the opening night film of the Museum of the Moving Image's two-week showcase FIRST LOOK. Tonight's, January 4 screening opens the Museum's second annual showcase for inventive, groundbreaking new international cinema, which includes 26 works-feature-length and short films-from Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, and the United States: a highly selective group of films that are distinguished by their artistic audacity. All of the feature films, and nearly all of the short films, are New York premieres. The series closes on Sunday, January 13, with a program of short films by Kleber Mendonça Filho, the acclaimed Brazilian director of NEIGBORING SOUNDS. (more...)
VIDEO: Trailer - NYC's AMERICAN REALNESS 2013 FestivalVIDEO: Trailer - NYC's AMERICAN REALNESS 2013 Festival
by BWW News Desk - January 3, 2013

American Realness, the acclaimed festival that has established itself as 'spunky, smart' and 'a stronghold of forward-thinking, category-defying performance' (The New York Times), will run January 10-20, 2013. Check out the festival trailer below! (more...)
TCHAIKOVSKY CELEBRATION and More Set for New York City Ballet's Winter 2013 SeasonTCHAIKOVSKY CELEBRATION and More Set for New York City Ballet's Winter 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - January 3, 2013

New York City Ballet's 2013 winter repertory performances will begin on Tuesday, January 15, kicking off with an All-Tschaikovsky/All-Balanchine program consisting of Serenade, Mozartiana, and Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2. (more...)
Patti Smith to Narrate TUBBY THE TUBA with Little Orchestra Society, 3/16Patti Smith to Narrate TUBBY THE TUBA with Little Orchestra Society, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - January 3, 2013

The Little Orchestra Society (LOS) presents TUBBY THE TUBA narrated by Patti Smith, the iconic National Book Award-winner, rock musician and poet, on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)

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